‘We are nothing without faith, sire’ said Erebus.
‘Humanity’, Kor Phaeron pressed his hands together in prayer, ‘must have faith. Nothing unites mankind the way religion inspires unity. No conflict rages as fiercely as a holy war. No warrior kills with the conviction of a crusader. Nothing in life breeds bonds and ambitions greater than the ties and dreams forged by faith. Religion brings hope, unification, law and purpose. The foundations of civilisation itself. Faith is nothing less than the pillar of a sentient species, raising it above the beast, the automaton, the alien.’
– The First Heretic – Horus Heresy Book XIV – Aaron Dembski-Bowden
Posted on August 29, 2017
The Physique Online Coaching is Re-Opened. If you are interested in any of the services I recommend you to read the following articles:
I will keep the service open until I run out of places, as there are only so many clients I can take on at a time and because I need time to my other endeavours as well. Below are some general guidelines in regard to strength training in case you just need some pointers and not looking for coaching.
- Focus on the heavy compound movements. Deadlifts, squats, benchpress, militarypress, barbell rows, chins.
- Focus on progression. In order to grow you need to get progressively stronger. So make sure that you are getting stronger over time.
- Train each exercise (i.e. the ones listed above) at least twice a week.
- Make sure to get enough sleep and food to ensure your progression in the Temple of Iron.
Moreover, I have a playlist on my YouTube channel Gym and Physique Knowledge which you can check out for more advice on strength training and fitness.
Posted on August 28, 2017
I am extremely impressed by McGregor. Not primarily for his fighting abilities. A lot of guys know how to fight (obviously not as well as him, but anyway). Not many guys have the ability to talk his way into one of the greatest fights of all time, procuring huge amounts of financial gains in doing so.
I am the first to point out the importance of martial prowess and that you should train hard. However, at this stage in time in the great Struggle for our civilisation it is even more important to be rhetorically skilled. Violence is merely the gold standard with which you back up your words. The words, however, remains the important aspect. It is words, not martial prowess, that will sway the general population to accepting our world view. Degenerates will seek to use violence to silence us, as they can’t use arguments to combat us. Thus it is important to be able to posses the gold standard of violence. This brings me to my next point.
Correcting the behaviour of some sort of degenerate is not done in the timeframe of 12 rounds. More like half of the first round (if even that). McGregor’s stamina was what laid him low, he clearly dominated the first rounds. For the purposes of predicaments that can arise; these are the important rounds. Now, obviously McGregor lost the boxing match, but the performance he brought was way more applicable to said predicaments than the performance Mayweather brought.
Lastly, massive respect to McGregor for going into a new area of competition and doing so well as he did. Let his courage and willingness to venture out into new endeavours be an inspiration!
He remains a winner in my book.
“It is not enough that corruption is recognised. It must be opposed. It is not enough that ignorance is acknowledged. It must be defied. Win or lose, what matters is making a stand for the virtues that we will bequeath to the human race. When this galaxy is finally ours, we’ll hold a worthless prize if we place the last aquila, on the last day, on the last world, having led humanity into moral darkness.”
Horus Heresy Book XXIV – Betrayer – Aaron Dembski-Bowden
“When we choose an action in this life, it should always be the one that leads to the most glory and honor for ourselves and our chosen peers.
Weights and physical training, combatives, mental and spiritual disciplines and austerities- we do what we do in order to walk a road to greatness.
This is done by training hard enough that we may choose the most interesting paths, the most challenging actions, the endeavors with the highest risk- and conquer them. When we fail, we must have the heart and the will to rise back up, to overcome ourselves, and in so doing, become a legend.
These legends are seldom built alone- seek greatness in yourself, in your friends, and in your sources of inspiration. Never turn down good advice or be so proud or egotistical that you forget to be humble and grateful for those who have helped you along the way.”
– Paul Waggener