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Esoteric Training Power
It’s been long time since I made lifting post. I only write on what I want to write about at certain time. Before we get into esoteric training advice, you will notice new name for this substack. Much of what I talk about here is the Resavaging of Man, hence Resavager. This name reminds me of powerful 80s sci fi movie. Little known is the folder I use to store essays in the past was titled Rebarbarization.
Today I want to talk training. Specially, little esoteric knowledge you don’t hear from lifting influencers and personal trainers. My training is unique in that I train out of my garage and I don’t have access to all the latest equipment. When you’re in this position, you must get creative.
Testosterone Levels and the Feelings of Power
The modern world is a disaster for testosterone levels. Almost all men should have their testosterone levels checked my professionals. Not primary care doctors, but specialists. There are many clinics that do this. To be put on testosterone is not natural, this is true, but neither is much else is this shithole society. If you’re adverse to idea, there is other solution that all men should do regardless.
You must go into desert(or wildernesses), away from civilization. Go into near national park or take hard hikes out under the sun. This will raise your testosterone. You’re partaking in activity you’re designed for. The testosterone highs you get from this last long after you’ve returned to civilization. If you pay any attention to your body, it will tell you when you’re testosterone needs revitalization. When you feel your levels dropping, return to nature.
Right Fuel for Training
Diet and nutrition is not my strengths, there are many who know more than me. Some things to think about however, is protein loading. You must try to get one pound of protein per pound of bodyweight. You will notice right away the difference when you do in your energy levels. Doing this sets the tone for your day.
The type of protein you want to aim for is meat and eggs. Preferably beef. Chicken is fine so long as you’re getting beef too. My mind gets cloudy when I don’t eat meat. Protein powder is fine as long as it’s used to supplement, not as replacement for meat.
If you can, do intermittent fasting. There’s a second wind of power your body gets when it’s hungry and it also brings mental clarity along with the drive to be productive. If you work normie job with varying retail hours, it is harder. You must meal prep so you aren’t forced to make bad decisions while at work.
Too much of bad food clogs the mind and makes you heavy. Your body responds with bloating. Be aware of this happening.
Do strong man lifts to make the barbell exercises easier and you stronger.
Not everyone has access to strong man implements. I recently picked up farmers handles. The two exercises I enjoy is yoke walk and farmers walk. Yoke is a modified squad stand that you pick up and carry. Farmers walk most everyone knows about already. I can’t fit a yoke in my garage, so instead I just put barbell on back and walk with heavy weight.
For farmers walk you can use heavy dumbbells or kettlebells if you don’t have farmers handles. They don’t work as well as farmers handles, but they’ll do. You can also use a trap bar, but it takes away some of the instability created by farmers handles. Farmers handles aren’t too expensive. You can get them as cheap as $100 shipped to you.
Lifting doesn’t involve a whole lot of movement. You aren’t actually carrying the weight you lift. When you put that weight on your back or carry it in your hands, it creates a different stimulus that you feel in parts of your body you didn’t know you can train. Years ago when cell phones were still new, I remember old YouTube video of old man in his 60-70s single handedly picking up refrigerator and putting it in truck. This is the type of strength you want to build. (He also had powerful beard and roared mightily while doing it.)
Try putting one or both of these in beginning of training before you deadlift, squat, or row. The weight will not feel as heavy and your frame will be fortified from injuries you might normally get. Try it out and get back to me.
Low Back Health
Talking about injury prevention isn’t exciting, but you use your low back for many lifts and back problems is a huge industry for globohomo. There are three things I do to keep my low back healthy.
The first is do Romanian Deadlifts(RDLs) with dumbbells. I typically do pyramids with these, working up to a heavy set of 6-8. The key for this exercise is to keep your knees unlocked and push your butt back as far as possible. Keep your back in good position(no rounding). The range of motion stops when your butt gets to final position. This is not a stiff legged deadlift.
The next two I got from the GOATA people who I did post on recently. A foundational human movement is the ability to bend down, keeping legs straight, and pick things up off the ground. This is the gathering part of hunter gathering. When you can mimic this, do so. Easiest example is washing your legs in the shower. Get a good stretch. This movement helps unlock your lower back tension.
The last is only done when I feel some mean low back tightness. It’s hard to describe these movements so I will link to video GOATA people did with Mark Bell. Both of these exercises done after hard low back day prevent me from feeling immobilized the next day. If you do have access to gym, use back extension machine regularly.