Players Die Young

It’s time to take an internet-y jaunt around the world of science and extract nuggets of wisdom from the minds of your betters.

Womanizers live fast, die young.

Promiscuous males are so intent on pursuing sexual partners that they can neglect even essential tasks such as eating, says a new study published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

The finding suggests that male promiscuity is not more common – despite its potential evolutionary advantages – because it is subject to natural limitations: playboy males have stunted growth and go to an early grave. […]

When the male fish were regularly supplied with new unfamiliar females throughout their life, they spent less time looking for food and more time pursuing the females. Males living with unfamiliar females also grew more slowly and to a smaller adult size, and tended to die sooner.

In contrast, males living with a single partner ate regularly, grew steadily throughout their lives and lived longer.

“The considerable costs of promiscuity to the individuals involved reveal a natural limitation on promiscuous behaviour, previously undescribed in vertebrates,” says Jordan. “Perhaps those who wish for a more promiscuous existence will see this as a warning.

Sure, this is a study of fish, not humans, but it may be relational. I can recall during my most deliriously promiscuous months I suffered from frequent colds and exhaustion. My health regained its footing when I settled into serially monogamous relationships.

There is one possible way out of this trade-off between promiscuity and health: be a late bloomer. If you start your womanizing career after you have fully grown and gained your maximum size, strength and constitution, you may not suffer the deleterious health consequences of chasing a wonderful variety of pussy. Vitamin D helps also.

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Femtard fave bonobos aren’t the free love communitarians originally thought:

A team of researchers led by Gottfried Hohmann of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology has discovered that the higher up a male bonobo is placed in the social hierarchy, the greater his mating success is with female bonobos. But even males who are not so highly placed are still in with a chance of impressing females.

Researchers reported for the first time direct support from mothers to their sons in agonistic conflicts over access to estrous females. Martin Surbeck from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology discovered that the presence of mothers enhances the mating success of their sons and thereby causes mating to be more evenly distributed among the males. As bonobo males remain in their natal group and adult females have the leverage to intervene in male conflicts, maternal support extends into adulthood and potentially affects male reproductive success. (published in: : Biological Sciences)

Variation in male mating success is often related to rank differences. Males who are unable to monopolize estrous females alone may engage in coalitions with other group members to chase higher ranking males off these females and to thus enhance their own mating success.

High status male bonobos get more sexual access to females, just as in chimpanzee tribes. Here, there is the additional influence of high ranking bonobo mothers helping their sons get a screw. Mothers benefit because sexually successful sons give them more grandchildren.

In addition to rank, the presence of mothers does indeed enhance the mating success of sons and thereby reduces the proportion of matings by the highest ranking male.

Mothers and sons seem to be inseparable and mothers provide agonistic aid to sons in conflicts with other males. As bonobos are male-philopatric, i.e. males remain in their natal group, and adult females occupy high dominance status, maternal support extends into adulthood and females have the leverage to intervene in male conflicts. The absence of female support to unrelated males suggests that mothers gain indirect fitness benefits by supporting their sons. “Females do not grant this kind of support to unrelated males. By helping their sons the mothers may likely increase the number of their own grandchildren”, says Martin Surbeck.

It never made sense to believe that mothers wouldn’t have some influence over their sons’ reproductive success. It is, evolutionarily speaking, in mom’s interest to see her son do well with the ladies. There are parallels to human families. Mothers of murderous sons nearly always absolve, excuse or defend them. Mothers, despite having an almost universal lack of game knowledge, do exert a sort of primitive effort to set up their sons with “good girls”. Sometimes these efforts even work. I imagine in more matriarchal societies, like sub-Saharan Africa where fathers are generally less involved in family matters, mothers play a big role in increasing the status of sons and helping fight off (not necessarily physically) competitor males who could vie for sexual opportunities with the same women as their sons.

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Single moms take note: if you want help from the bastard spawn of your first badboy lover in raising any future spawn, you had better have the future children with the same badboy.

Help from earlier offspring in rearing a subsequent brood should evolve more easily when the mother is strictly monogamous. A comparative study of birds provides evidence in support of this view.

Cooperative breeding, in which more than two individuals combine to rear a single brood of young, has evolved repeatedly in animals, and most commonly in insects and birds. This situation poses an evolutionary paradox: because individuals have only two parents, some of the carers in these cooperative societies are helping to raise young that are not their own.

A related study shows that promiscuous females reduce a society’s cooperativeness.

Theory predicts that the evolution of cooperative behaviour is favoured by low levels of promiscuity leading to high within-group relatedness. However, in vertebrates, cooperation often occurs between non-relatives and promiscuity rates are among the highest recorded. Here we resolve this apparent inconsistency with a phylogenetic analysis of 267 bird species, demonstrating that cooperative breeding is associated with low promiscuity; that in cooperative species, helping is more common when promiscuity is low; and that intermediate levels of promiscuity favour kin discrimination. Overall, these results suggest that promiscuity is a unifying feature across taxa in explaining transitions to and from cooperative societies.

So, a society of sluts = Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. POF’s fiancé wept again.

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Women are more compassionate than men because it benefits their health. File under: the eternal solipsism of the female body.

The research demonstrates that concern for the well-being of others does, indeed, benefit the self. By increasing the effectiveness of social support, compassion served a stress reduction function for women in the study.

Signaling, stress reduction, SWPL membership dues… call it what you like, it’s clear that compassion is not exactly the noble human trait our pious poseurs and puritanical lefties would tell you it is.

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Women, do you want to marry a man who won’t cheat on you? Then make sure he has higher economic status than you.

The more economically dependent a man is on his female partner, the more likely he is to cheat on her, according to research to be presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

“But for women, economic dependency seems to have the opposite effect: the more dependent they are on their male partners, the less likely they are to engage in infidelity,” said Christin Munsch, a sociology Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University, and author of the study, “The Effect of Relative Income Disparity onInfidelity for Men and Women.”

What’s going on here? Two explanations jump to mind: one, lower earning men cheat because their higher earning wives emasculate them either through withdrawal of sex or by snarky verbal slapshots. Thus, they seek the reinvigoration of their testicular fortitude in the flaps of another woman’s vulva. Or, the higher earning wives fell in love with the sort of lower earning but charming ne’er-do-wells who are more apt to cheat because they can. Either way, it’s in both men’s and women’s interest, if faithful, long term marriages are their goals, for the wife to be hotter than what the husband has previously dated and for the husband to be higher status — as measured by income, social standing, or some other status variable like fluency with game — than the wife.

But this is not the whole story.

Ironically, men who make significantly more than their female partners were also more likely to cheat. “At one end of the spectrum, making less money than a female partner may threaten men’s gender identity by calling into question the traditional notion of men as breadwinners,” Munsch said. “At the other end of the spectrum, men who make a lot more money than their partners may be in jobs that offer more opportunities for cheating like long work hours, travel, and higher incomes that make cheating easier to conceal.”

So basically, men will cheat under a lot of different conditions. Alert the media! Men like a variety of pussy! Unless the woman is exceedingly hot — like a 9 or higher — she should avoid marrying a much higher earning man if she doesn’t want to endure the pain of infidelity over and over and over…

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Trusting people aren’t necessarily more gullible than skeptical people.

People high in trust were more accurate at detecting the liars—the more people showed trust in others, the more able they were to distinguish a lie from the truth. The more faith in their fellow humans they had, the more they wanted to hire the honest interviewees and to avoid the lying ones. Contrary to the stereotype, people who were low in trust were more willing to hire liars and they were also less likely to be aware that they were liars.

Moral of the study: If you are going to aspire to be a manwhore taking advantage of innocent blondes of Northern European descent, you had better have a good poker face.

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For the men (you women should lift too, but I don’t want you getting any ideas that the 2.5 pound pink dumbbells are gonna make much difference to your cellulite ridden asses): you can build just as much muscle doing high rep light weights to failure as doing low rep heavy weights to failure.

Current gym dogma holds that to build muscle size you need to lift heavy weights. However, a new study conducted at McMaster University has shown that a similar degree of muscle building can be achieved by using lighter weights. The secret is to pump iron until you reach muscle fatigue.

“Rather than grunting and straining to lift heavy weights, you can grab something much lighter but you have to lift it until you can’t lift it anymore,” says Stuart Phillips, associate professor of kinesiology at McMaster University. “We’re convinced that growing muscle means stimulating your muscle to make new muscle proteins, a process in the body that over time accumulates into bigger muscles.”

I have put on sixteen pounds of muscle in the past five months lifting very heavy weights, two sets for each exercise of approximately 6-10 reps and 4-7 reps each. My routine is formed around a core of the big four: deadlift, squat, bench and wide grip pullups. I also take whey protein, creatine, and an assortment of peer-reviewed legal supplements, and my diet is 80% paleo. (Note: I have nothing against steroids.)

I’ve done both the high rep light weight and low rep heavy weight methods to failure, and I find that the latter leaves me feeling more aggressive and torqued. The former gives me more of a pump, which quickly subsides after a half hour. I like the feeling of accomplishment I get from incrementally lifting heavier weights, so I will stick with that method. Perhaps a mixed routine incorporating both methods is the way to go.





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  1. could’ve fucked, but the logistics were beyond salvageable.

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  2. Roissy–can you expand on what supplements you use?

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  3. I like the feeling of accomplishment I get from incrementally lifting heavier weights, so I will stick with that method. Perhaps a mixed routine incorporating both methods is the way to go.

    True that, lifting heavy is more satisfying than cranking out pushups. I found that being able to do 80-100 pushups in a single continuous set was good for being able to bench about 100% of body weight.

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  4. Not sure where to find your email on this blog, but would you be interested in starting up a forum for people to talk/flame/discuss instead of posting all over your blog comments?

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  5. Perhaps a mixed routine incorporating both methods is the way to go

    It’s generally a good thing to continuously ‘surprise’ your body by changing things up.

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  6. “I imagine in more matriarchal societies, like sub-Saharan Africa where fathers are generally less involved in family matters, mothers play a big role in increasing the status of sons and helping fight off (not necessarily physically) competitor males who could vie for sexual opportunities with the same women as their sons.” Have u ever been to subsaharan Africa or are you just mouthing stuff.That is the only part of the world where you can marry as many wives as you like,and only the sons inherit property.How matriarchal is that?i didnt know you are just trying to cook things up

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  7. “… Free love communitarians…”

    It looks as though the Bonobos mightn’t be as stupid as their human equivalents.

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  8. I cant stand gyms and Fitness centers, take some friends and a ball and you have hours of fun at the beach, you will look amazing as well.

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  9. on September 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm gunslingergregi

    ””’I’ve done both the high rep light weight and low rep heavy weight methods to failure, and I find that the latter leaves me feeling more aggressive and torqued. The former gives me more of a pump, which quickly subsides after a half hour. I like the feeling of accomplishment I get from incrementally lifting heavier weights, so I will stick with that method. Perhaps a mixed routine incorporating both methods is the way to go. ””””’

    The key is to do 300 lb bench 50 times in a row with good form without straining.

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  10. Agree with PA about mixing it up. One month I do heavy lifting, the next I do body weight exercises (no weights), the next I’ll do high rep, light weight stuff. Mix it up, plus it kills the boredom.

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  11. on September 17, 2010 at 3:02 pm gunslingergregi

    plus you know if you walk into a gym and knock out a few sets of those and some woman are present their may be some flooding he he he

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  12. on September 17, 2010 at 3:04 pm gunslingergregi

    Who here can life 190 50 times or has ever done it?

    Anyone?

    Anyone?

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  13. Paleo will make you shed fat like crazy. Crossfit for excercise if you want to have the body of a God

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  14. on September 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm gunslingergregi

    Don’t do it to failure set the rep at 50.

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  15. on September 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm gunslingergregi

    I am going to town and getting bench and put it in my room then every 3 cigerrets will do a set.

    Then I will video me doing 50 reps at 300 he he he

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  16. lifting 190 pounds (is this 100% of your body weight?) 50 times is pretty crazy. I remember reading about century sets. For fifty reps, probably recommend 40% of max weight? Anyway, got close to 300 pounds the old fashioned way, lift heavy, low rep workouts. I prefer the NFL workout, benching 225 to failure.

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  17. wait, 50 reps of 300 pounds? Who are you, Dick Marcinko?

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  18. Wait, are we or aren’t we like bonobos? Does this mean I have to pay my taxes now?

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  19. Although not in line with the scientific theme of this post, if all sluts were treated and shamed like this, our society might be a better place:

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/81099446/

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  20. on September 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm gunslingergregi

    Anyone want to put money I can’t do it?

    Might help if it has some gambling involved he he he

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  21. on September 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm gunslingergregi

    ””””askjoe
    lifting 190 pounds (is this 100% of your body weight?) 50 times is pretty crazy.
    ”””’

    I was probably wieghing 240 when I did it.

    Now 205.

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  22. In that study the difference in total volume (total reps (sets x reps) between the two treatments was ridiculous.

    @PA –surprising your body and muscle confusion blah blah blah is all in your head–its for people who have “program ADD” and get bored of the same routine. Your muscles get bigger and stronger by sticking to the same lifts and trying to progress over time.

    Supplements that actually “work”:

    Creatine
    Protein powder (for supplementing protein intake)
    Caffeine (as a stimulant and appetite suppressant)
    Yohimbine HCL (fat loss)
    Beta alanine (for delaying failure from fatigue and possibly allowing a higher peak power output).

    @Matt — Cultfit is so much crap

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  23. on September 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm The Lovely Bone

    I think asking a girl if she’s ever been with a high status bonobo is a good way to go.

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  24. Long interview of Michel Houllebecq in the Fall Paris review is posted.

    http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6040/the-art-of-fiction-no-206-michel-houellebecq

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  25. “Roissy–can you expand on what supplements you use?”

    Second that. I’ve been trying to get into shape. I have the exercises down and the protein drinks, but I am clueless when it comes to the many supplements available. Which are snake oil and which help?

    I’m particularly interested in anything legal that is proven to boost testosterone. A few things lead me to believe I’m a little low there, and while exercising has helped, it could still be better.

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  26. @DT
    arimidex. you can buy it online. trust me, its the best possible non-steroid you can get that increases test and lowers estrogen.

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  27. on September 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm gunslingergregi

    ””””askjoe
    wait, 50 reps of 300 pounds? Who are you, Dick Marcinko?
    ”””

    I’m the fucking real deal superhero in training lol

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  28. Could never stick to a gym,,finally, found my calling—yoga–10 years of practice…What you get with yoga (hear up girls) is long, lean, muscles not bulky mass of flesh. Ask someone who goes to the gym to do a proper uttanasana, bet you they can’t!

    Yoga for ever!!!!!

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  29. http://www.drba.org/dharma/btts/9xxentrydetail.asp?wid=89

    As the aeon comes to a close, the revolution of the sun and the moon will grow short and the lifespan of people will decrease. Their hair will turn white at the age of forty years. Because of excessive licentious behavior they will quickly exhaust their seminal fluids and will die at a young age, usually before sixty years. As the life-span of males decreases, that of females will increase to seventy, eighty, ninety, or one hundred years.

    but then can fishes masturbate?

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  30. @ And Balls

    What makes you say that?

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  31. @Science

    So does arimidex, used by itself, trigger increased testoster production or sensativity?

    Related, does it trigger loss of stomach fat (since fat retention in that area is strongly linked to estrogen production)?

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  32. on September 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm gunslingergregi

    ”””’Supplements that actually “work”:

    Creatine
    Protein powder (for supplementing protein intake)
    Caffeine (as a stimulant and appetite suppressant)
    Yohimbine HCL (fat loss)
    Beta alanine (for delaying failure from fatigue and possibly allowing a higher peak power output).

    @Matt — Cultfit is so much crap
    ””””’

    Sure they do.

    I didn’t use any suplemental shit ever.

    And if I do 300 50 times I still won’t be using suplemental shit.

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  33. Be careful on the arimidex, a little goes a long way. If estrogen levels drop too low it will hinder your progress putting on lean mass, cause your joints to hurt, and kill your sex drive.

    I’m on it now, along with Test, deca and previously Trenbolone.

    AI’s can be tricky.

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  34. on September 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm gunslingergregi

    Now where supplementals might work for people is because they are so into it that they want to pay shitloads of money for the suplementals per month so that they also put in the work to make the suplementals work.

    So kind of like more likely more Placebo than working pill.

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  35. I would not be suprised if players got all sorts of unamed little undiagnosed viruses and bacteria from different females that might have practically no effect on the host female, but small effects on the male. If he collects 20 or so of them, his immune system might be busy enough with them to impair its ability to fight off common colds.

    —————————————————————————-I dont know if you’ve seen this, but in case you haven’t:

    Celery as a pheremone? Celery has androstenone. Here is the wikipedia article on this substance:

    Androstenone (5α-androst-16-en-3-one) is a steroid found in both male and female sweat and urine. It is also found in boar’s saliva, and in CELERY CYTOPLASM. Androstenone was the first mammalian pheromone to be identified.

    **It is found in high concentrations in the saliva of male pigs, and, when sniffed by a female pig that is in heat, results in the female’s assuming the mating stance.**(!)

    Androstenone is the active ingredient in Boarmate, a commercial product made by DuPont sold to pig farmers to test sows for timing of artificial insemination.

    [edit] Properties
    Depending upon the subject, it is reported to be an unpleasant, sweaty, urinous smell, a woody smell, or even a pleasant floral smell.[1][2][3]

    There are two different genotypes that cause androstenone to smell. The first genotype, which consists of two fully functional copies of the gene, is the RT/RT allele, and the second is the RT/WM allele.[4] The OR7D4 receptor has two non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms,[5] which cause the gene to have two amino acid substitution, which in turn cause the receptor to act differently. Those who possess the two proper genes, (RT/RT) for OR7D4 tend to describe the odor for the steroid as the odor of stale urine. Those with only one gene (RT/WM) typically described the odor as weak or were not able to detect it. They can also find the smell very similar to that of vanilla, a very pleasant odor.

    The differences in perceived odor can be accounted for by the genetic differences in the OR7D4 receptor, which detects the chemical. People that possess two proper genes for OR7D4 tend to describe the odor for the steroid as likable to urine. Those with only one gene typically described the odor as weak or were not able to detect it. Those with mutated copies of the gene described the odor as pleasant or sweet.[6]

    In small amounts, the odor is hardly detectable by most people. This may be due to a polymorphism in the receptor gene that codes for the androstenone receptor.[7] However, the range of abilities to detect the odor vary greatly. It has been proven that the odor can be detected by people in levels in a range of 0.2 parts per billion and 0.2 parts in 100 million.[8] Several groups report, however, that some individuals who initially cannot smell androstenone can learn to smell it by repeated exposures to it.[9]

    **A study about homosexual males and heterosexual males sensitivity was conducted to see if there was a difference.[citation needed] Thirteen homosexual males were tested, and fourteen heterosexual males were tested. This experiment showed that homosexual men had a higher sensitivity to the odor, which suggests that sexual orientation may be linked to one’s olfactory perception.[dubious – discuss]**

    **(Z’s response……..it also shows that human beings can detect this substance somehow, and therefore females should be able to detect it also)

    [edit] Detectability as a pheromone
    In humans, androstenone also has been suggested to be a pheromone; however, scientific data to support these claims are scant.[10] The vomeronasal organ is an auxiliary olfactory sense organ that is responsible for the detection of pheromones as more than just an odor. Most adult humans possess something resembling this organ, but there is no active function. Humans lack the sensory cells that exist in other mammals needed to detect pheromones beyond a smell. Humans also lack the genetic ability to produce these sensory cells actively.[11]

    There is also a specific anosmia to the odor in some humans; they are unable to smell specific odors, but have, otherwise, a normal sense of smell. However, this should, by no means, be regarded as indicative for being labeled as a pheromone, as it is true of over 80 olfactory compounds.[12] There is more promising data for a closely-related compound, androstadienone.

    **To animals, the smell of androstenone can act as a social sign of dominance,[citation needed] or it can be a way of attracting a mate.[citation needed] This smell, to some animals, has a huge impact on behavioral patterns in the specimen.[specify]

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  36. on September 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm gunslingergregi

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124367058

    ”””Barsky says this is the real question: “Is your new medication more effective than a sugar pill?”””””

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  37. High reps, no weight is true. I know guys who became very jacked in prison when their punishment dictated no weights and in the military in environments where there were no weights. You just do pushups for days, arm circles, chain breakers, crunches, squats, thousands of reps. Heavy weights and low reps just saves time.

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  38. Live fast, die young but rock ‘n roll will never die

    And thus the cycle will continue

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  39. on September 17, 2010 at 4:25 pm gunslingergregi

    Get some sugar pills made up then give one a day to your woman and tell her the pill makes her well do whatever you want it to do.

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  40. @Harry Morgan
    Arimidex stop aromatization, which is when androgens (testosterone) are converted into estrogens via an certain enzyme. As guys age, your test/estrogen ratio gets fucked… and as that happens… you gain weight… and as THAT happens… more estrogen is created since fat cells contain higher levels of the enzyme aromatase… vicious cycle. This is why fat people have a hard time losing it.

    So basically, arimidex stops androgens in your body from turning into estrogens… and therefore increases your free testosterone because there is less of it turning into estrogen.
    Less estrogen AND more testosterone= more manly

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  41. @Harry Morgan
    Also, about the belly fat… yes, less estrogen and more test… the fat comes off more quickly, especially around the midsection in the “estrogenic” areas.

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  42. That’s a good lifting program for building muscle mass, and a lot better for building strength than the antiquated Joe Wieder routine most guys still do. You may want to consider replacing the bench with the standing press.

    Now, if you want to take it a step further and build real strength, which involves the recruitment and training of the nervous system, add Olympic lifting and kettlebell training to the list.

    Kudos on the diet.

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  43. So let’s see the heavy weight rep vs. high rep debate can be seen as sprinter vs. Marathon runner.

    Which would you rather be?

    It really doesn’t matter if you can do 300 reps using the bar. It still won’t make you big like a guy who benches 400 lbs.

    R stick to game and politics. You are clueless with lifting. Go read tnation or bodybuilding. Guys who actually know WTF they are doing, most of them do not take steroids or HGH. If you think creatine is cheating, you are clueless.

    High rep = waste of time.

    Low rep heavy weights = saves time.

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  44. @the_alpha_male
    I started taking arimidex while on steroids too, specifically boldenone, which i picked specifically because it has a low rate of aromatization. I kept taking a while after it to lose fat.

    I’ve heard people telling me that too much arimidex can weaken your bones and things like that, but I never heard that it can hinder your lean mass or sex drive. Where did you hear that?

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  45. Any experience here with l-carnitine?

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  46. Those folks at McMaster’s are delusional. I’ve confirmed that through my own experience as well as having a great exercise physiologist at my gym who said the same thing.

    That study must have been initiated for the hope of those pansy asses who don’t push themselves to constantly increase their limits with free weights. You will “never” look as good doing 135lbs until failure versus stacking and racking as high as you go.

    I’m 42 and always do 6 sets of flat bench with 135, 185, 225, 260, 225, and 135. The only number that changes is the 260 as I’m constantly incrementally adding weight while maintaining the ability to do 6-8 reps with the highest weight.The beautiful thing is that the pump you get from it is great and lasts a long time. You also get much bigger and better returns from building solid muscle mass and it stays with you a lot longer than that light weight sh#t.

    About 2 years ago, I started going heavy with the shoulders on military press versus my standard low weight high rep routine. My freaking shoulders are huge now. Another thing that appears to attract women as well. The same with the back.

    From a Game perspective, heavy free weights is also considered the “man” side of the gym. In mine, the cardio equipment is set up to overview the free weight section. I’m always catching the women checking out the men who are going to town with the heavy stuff. It may have something to do with them being weaker and unable to lift like that and they’re fascinated by it. The same way men are fascinated with woman’s tits. We don’t have em so we’re always looking at them. I don’t know.

    Either way, I’m convinced it may be a form of pea-cocking for the ladies and it’s visual crack to them. Especially when you have to have another guy come over and spot you for a particularly heavy set. 225 and above looks impressive sitting on the bench. 135 does not! It does get their attention.

    Finally, I’m curious for your thoughts Roissy on gym body language. I’m not a tall man, but I am wide from a muscular physique perspective. Yet guys who are of great to moderate height with a decent build are always giving me (and other larger muscled guys) the right of way. IE; They step aside and move out of my way when walking past. Except of course if the other guy is also big or has an alpha swagger about him. Then it’s a contest to see who will flinch and give way.

    I know physical strength and build has little to do with a person’s ability to Game (Game to me appears to be 90% mental) as witnessed by some of those guys in the street pickup videos, but there must be some signal being given off. I’ve noticed a lot more interest in me these last few years as I’ve gotten back into serious weight training. If I were a single man with pagan values it would be paradise out there.

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  47. on September 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm gunslingergregi

    ”””kettlebell training to the list.”””

    Use your woman as a kettlebell she will love you for it.

    I got a 136 lb kettlebell live one each.

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  48. At my age and station in life womanizing is a diversion rather than a lifestyle. That said, with the help of this blog I plan to live a long, healthy, vigorous, satisfying life that includes both regular workouts and banging women half my age right up to the end.

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  49. I also take whey protein, creatine, and an assortment of peer-reviewed legal supplements, and my diet is 80% paleo. (Note: I have nothing against steroids.)

    Eh, I’m gonna hafta chime in here, Roissi. if you’re in your late 30’s early 40’s you might wanna think about what you’ll look like in ten years after all that garbage you’re ingesting. do you really want moobs? your balls are gonna shrivel up and you’ll lose your hair. you’ll begin to sound like tyson with a little girl voice.

    just keep lifting and exercising. that’s all you need. trust me. take a look at any 50 yr old man after he’s spent years swallowing whey and protein. it ain’t pretty.

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  50. @Tim
    thats complete bs tim.

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  51. Hef seems to be doing fine at 84.

    My theory is that you’re only really as old as the last girl you fucked, which explains Hef and makes me 23 today, which is less than half of what the calendar says. The 23 YO cum makes its way into my system through my balls through osmosis.

    I suspect the fish in the study were doing cougars.

    As for z’s theory above about viruses, I suspect in truth its the opposite. Think antibodies. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I used to feel like I was getting colds every time I had sex or even just made out with a girl. No more.

    I know Wilt Chamberlain didn’t live very long, but I was at his L.A. funeral, and there wasn’t a single young hot chick, just some long-ago-has-beens. He wasn’t pulling what Hef is pulling, and probably not even what I pull.

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  52. on September 17, 2010 at 5:46 pm gunslingergregi

    ”””’I suspect the fish in the study were doing cougars.”””

    omfg

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  53. I went to a winter-feeding program for Elk some years ago, and one of the rangers there said that during mating season, bulls will mate as much as possible, to the extent of even starving to death.
    Don’t know if it has ever been observed.
    In regards to fish, there are many species where the females are larger than the males. Don’t know if this mattered in the study.

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  54. From a Game perspective, heavy free weights is also considered the “man” side of the gym. In mine, the cardio equipment is set up to overview the free weight section.

    I wonder why this is? Could it be that cardio, as a general rule, involves a lot of staring off into one direction and watching things? Could this explain why cardio machines are always set up to “watch” things, be it other areas of the gym, televisions, windows, or mirrors? OH, A QUESTION FOR THE AGES.

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  55. I have to constantly remind myself of this because I’m in the field of healthcare, but our priority in life shouldn’t be to preserve life as an end in itself, but to live it to the full. To live what we believe to be the best, most worthiest life.

    Death is inevitable. “The readiness is all”. Who knows what tomorrow might bring? We can make provisions for the future, but not take it for granted.

    I’m an advocate of being healthy. But that’s for it’s short-term effects and its possible future effects on society and loved ones.

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  56. High reps, no weight is true. I know guys who became very jacked in prison when their punishment dictated no weights and in the military in environments where there were no weights. You just do pushups for days, arm circles, chain breakers, crunches, squats, thousands of reps. Heavy weights and low reps just saves time.

    Body-weight exercises are not the same thing as pansy low-weight exercises. There’s a big difference between diamond push-ups, for example, and curling 5lb dumbbells.

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  57. “Unless the woman is exceedingly hot — like a 9 or higher — she should avoid marrying a much higher earning man if she doesn’t want to endure the pain of infidelity over and over and over…”

    While I want to agree with this, where is the scientific data that support this assertion you commonly make? And what would it even look like…marriage/relationship fidelity as a function of objective ratings of female attractiveness compared to their male partner?? You seem to provide plenty for your other maxims. I can think of plenty 9s and 10s in Hollywood and from personal experience that were cheated on by less attractive men.

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  58. Bhetti,
    My grandfather is 85 years old and very happy to be alive. He says that he feels this way because he’s in great health.

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  59. College Grad, I suppose there should have been a caveat that these are statistically significant assertions. They are not absolute truths. Works kinda like a rule of thumb.

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  60. Your “betters”? “Better offs” would be a more accurate phrase.

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  61. I remember when I was a little girl my mom telling me a story. Two Amish women had walked out on the jetty at the Jersey shore and fallen into the ocean. Two men jumped in the water to save them. One of the men managed to save one of the women. The other man and woman sadly both drowned. Weeks after being hailed as a hero, this same man was in a fatal motorcycle accident. I remember my mom saying, “He was just one of those guys.”

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  62. Mmmm, Morsellaux is by far the tastiest morsel on this blog.

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  63. “Of course, most of the girls who think they are good girls are not.”

    heh, sounds a lot like the nice guys are not really nice guys line.

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  64. @Science

    “but I never heard that it can hinder your lean mass or sex drive. Where did you hear that?”

    I was wondering why my strength wasn’t skyrocketing like it should so i googled it and the consensus is that too much will hinder your gains as there are estrogen receptors on muscle cells.

    Much of testosterone’s mental/sexual benefits apparently come from it’s aromatizing to estrogen (and converting to dht) and blocking either one will affect sex drive.

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  65. Fish oil, 1g per day per 10 pounds of lean body mass. For me, that’s 8 capsules each morning and 8 more before bed.

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  66. Comment above stuck in moderation.

    @Alpha male

    What dosage? It seems that .25mg a day is a popular number, but I could see how that would vary if you were taking it to combat steroid-induced estrogen production instead of just to reduce natural e production and increase t levels.

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  67. As a soon to be 39 year old who lost 80 pounds a few years ago, my diet consist of grains, fruits, vegetables, meat and plenty of water. I walk/run everyday and lift weights every other. I was overweight most of my life and struggled with it. Since then though, I haven’t had a cold. I don’t ever get sick and I work with the public so germs are prevalent everywhere. Before I would always have some sort of infection and be on at least one antibiotic a year. No more.

    My biggest peeve though is at heart I’m not a player. Never grew up in any sort of environment that would foster game play nor do I want women for casual relations. Too much shit out there and too many broken people to be playing that game at my age. So it’s very hard to find a descent lady to have a monogamous relationship with. Still though, I try.

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  68. Stick with low reps, high weights. In the end, it won’t matter that much.

    Muscle is built in the kitchen (and your genes), not the gym.

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  69. Oh and it goes without saying that paleo is the way to eat (for all of the above: general health, fitness, muscle, etc…)

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  70. Personal experience:

    20 minutes x 3/week with moderate weights with 5 to 10 rep max, and whole body push ups, gives me too much bulk. I have no desire to look like a bantam rooster.

    Who needs an exercise induced injury? Who needs repetitive motion injuries? Who has time for the gym?

    Dietary supplements? You must be kidding. What the hell is in them. Just saw a woman (two days ago) with severe hepatitis from glucosamine. Do you even know how they make that stuff? Any drug you take will have multiple effects. Avoid all medication if possible.

    You don’t want to be muscle bound, you don’t want bulk you can’t maintain over time, and you don’t want to waste time at the gym.

    It is so easy to bulk up decently, I am disgusted by all the skinny white boys I see. Just no need for it.

    I can easily understand men who cheat on their higher earning wives. Having your wife earn more is emasculating. And, if she objects, you can pull the woman’s defense: You were neglecting my emotional needs! And, if she divorces, take her to the cleaners.

    This ain’t rocket science.

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  71. You’ll put on muscle whether you’ll do big weights(and small number of reps) or small weights( with high number of reps). But when you try to pick up something really heavy your muscles will be a useless if you usually lift small weights.

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  72. Apparently, bonobos have sex about every 90 minutes.

    That must keep Mama Bonobo fully occupied enhancing Junior’s sexual prospects. I wonder how many times a day she says, “How about her? She seems like such a nice girl.”

    Likewise to her daughter, “Sex only four times today? Sheesh, get out and meet somebody. You’re going to get a reputation.”

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  73. I should be pointed out that bonobos live in whatever part of the jungle that real chimps don’t want. Real chimps ( you, know, violent patriarchal, etc.) break hardly a sweat in driving those squealing, terrified hippy-chimps away from the desirable spots. They would probably take some of their females too except they look fat, by and large.

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  74. I don’t get why anyone would want to lift lighter weights. For me, lifting heavy weights to failure is just less tiring than lifting lighter ones to failure. Failure and exhaustion are two different things, and I’d rather avoid the latter, especially the mental exhaustion. It’s a lot easier to psyche myself up for an exercise when I know it will be over in two minutes.

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  75. People that are injured lift lighter weights, and can still look fit plus they can lift heavier weights as they heal.

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  76. @Mercury

    You need to get out more. Many cardio areas are located on different floors or even other ends of the building altogether and I was specifically referring to my gym. Apparently you should include reading comprehension along with your Game study. Unless of course you’re a woman which makes your gay response more understandable.

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  77. Talk about a depressing read! That article pretty much contradicts this site – winners were pre-ordained to win because of their superior genes and female conspiracy. Those on the rear end of the bell curve should follow the David Alexander method than banging their heads against brick walls.

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  78. I don’t get why anyone would want to lift lighter weights. For me, lifting heavy weights to failure is just less tiring than lifting lighter ones to failure.

    Um, yeah. Well remember that the original post (I didn’t read the study) said that the study said lifting light weights to muscle failure vs. lifting heavy weights to failure = the same thing. I read this as meaning that you can either lift a 5lb dumbbell for 8 hours until you reach muscle failure, or you can lift a 150lb dumbbell for 30 seconds until you reach muscle failure and you will get the same results.

    Hmmmm for those of us who don’t have 16 hours to spend at the gym, perhaps the latter is the way to go.

    TLM

    I realize you were specifically referring to your gym. That said, perhaps you need to get out more. Virtually every single one of the hundreds of gyms I’ve been in place cardio machines in front of “watchable” areas–hence what I said above: other areas of the gym, windows, mirrors, televisions. Keep telling yourself it’s because the women rallied to watch the men lift “heavy weights,” though? Obviously the reverse situation (free weight areas overlooking cardio machines) would be absurd, since cardio naturally inclines itself to watching whereas watching during weight lifting will get you deaded.

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  79. btw that interview with houllebecq is tremendous. roissy srsly needs to a treatment of houllebecq’s work. roissy whether he knows it or not is in direct lineage to houllebecq’s ideas.

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  80. I have put on sixteen pounds of muscle in the past five months lifting very heavy weights, two sets for each exercise of approximately 6-10 reps and 4-7 reps each.

    *snicker*

    That ain’t heavy bro.

    Heavy is when you are doing singles, doubles, and triples.

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  81. It never made sense to believe that mothers wouldn’t have some influence over their sons’ reproductive success. It is, evolutionarily speaking, in mom’s interest to see her son do well with the ladies. There are parallels to human families. Mothers of murderous sons nearly always absolve, excuse or defend them. Mothers, despite having an almost universal lack of game knowledge, do exert a sort of primitive effort to set up their sons with “good girls”.

    For many, many men (including myself) mother is the primary influence who promotes beta behavior. We drink betahood with our mother’s milk, and we get a generous helping of it every day at the kitchen table. This is particularly true (and again I speak from experience) if mother is a single mom and dad was an alpha. Instead of teaching the poor boy to be just like his father, she beats the alpha confidence, dominance, and cockiness out of him. “You’re just like your father!” is the worst insult.

    When I think back on my childhood, it’s amazing that I’m not a homo or an omega. It’s crazy, because as you say, it was in her interest to see me do well with the ladies, but she couldn’t have helped me do worse with the ladies if she’d had an active program to that effect. Ultimately I ascribe this to female solipsism — she was so wrapped up in her rage against the alpha cad of her ex-husband that she never stopped to think what effect all the misandry might have on me, the closest male to her.

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  82. INTERVIEWER

    What is your concept of the possibility of love between a man and a woman?

    HOUELLEBECQ

    I’d say that the question whether love still exists plays the same role in my novels as the question of God’s existence in Dostoyevsky.

    INTERVIEWER

    Love may no longer exist?

    HOUELLEBECQ

    That’s the question of the moment.

    INTERVIEWER

    And what is causing its disappearance?

    HOUELLEBECQ

    The materialist idea that we are alone, we live alone and we die alone. That’s not very compatible with love.

    INTERVIEWER

    Your last novel, The Possibility of an Island, ends in a desolate world populated by solitary clones. What made you imagine this grim future in which humans are cloned before they reach middle age?

    HOUELLEBECQ

    I am persuaded that feminism is not at the root of political correctness. The actual source is much nastier and dares not speak its name, which is simply hatred for old people. The question of domination between men and women is relatively secondary—important but still secondary—compared to what I tried to capture in this novel, which is that we are now trapped in a world of kids. Old kids. The disappearance of patrimonial transmission means that an old guy today is just a useless ruin. The thing we value most of all is youth, which means that life automatically becomes depressing, because life consists, on the whole, of getting old.

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  83. I’m lifting a glass of bourbon right now.

    HAAAaaaaaaa …

    Feel stronger already.

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  84. Weights –

    I do a mixed routine, but I like the burn I get from large sets of heavier lifting. It keeps me going all day.

    Low weight rep to failure tends to give me a shorter buzz.

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  85. Bonobos–

    The left is looking in vain for affirmation in the animal kingdom.

    None of their ideologies make any sense.

    This is doubly true when it comes to sex.

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  86. You have to see to believe many of these egghead scientists and remember not to take them too seriously when you read something from them, especially outside of hard science. I’ve seen a bunch of them trying to get a fully functioning coffee machine working, they just don’t live in the normal world, they’re out there somewhere. And further and further it seems, some times.

    The first study conclusions are just stupid. Males who get women without competing for them will grow smaller and weaker than other males. That’s because lack of competition shields the males from stressors that create more muscle mass and masculinisation and other changes. Some types of aggressive male behavior can tax health and does cost a lot of resources from the community to maintain, so if it’s not needed, it will naturally disappear. But I can guarantee you if they put all the male fish in a tank and let them fight over who gets the most fish (pun intended), the male that get the most fish will be a lot larger or possibly smarter than the average specimen. So the study conclusions aren’t really about promiscuity, but the lack of mating game.

    Most of us know that castrated cats live longer than intact ones. But who gets the most pussy, old castrated Marty or the testosterone crazed hunter one? And we don’t NEED to act like stray cats since most of us are human. When male elephants get into musth they create lots of dangers to themselves and others and can actually upset the natural hierarchy so the gene pool doesn’t become stagnant. Their glands swell up as testosterone levels reach 10 times their natural limit. The reason for this madness is of course that going on a wild pussy spree is gold for your gene transmission ratios. But you don’t need to involve yourself in all sorts of craziness just because you get laid a lot. Of course dangerous promiscuous behavior (like drinking) can kill or injure you, but you really don’t need to take those risks, even though they do tend to be in the territory.

    In fact, one of the good things about having lots of girls I feel is you don’t need to care that much anymore, it’s not your interests are women and then everything else on 100th+ place. Clearly the best is to have a steady GF or wife from your own background or who matches you well from a long term perspective, then some affairs and protected sex with working girls or mistresses on the side. Classic French, basically. 🙂

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  87. @julian

    In the language of the south we differentiate between “good old boys” and “Men”. The rest of the US does not make this distinction in language. Odd, since the percentage of good old boys has been steadily rising in our culture while the percentage of men has been falling.

    I’ll have to read this book, thanks.

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  88. “I am persuaded that feminism is not at the root of political correctness. The actual source is much nastier and dares not speak its name, which is simply hatred for old people.”

    old women are a dead-end.

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  89. old women are a dead-end.

    Good point. The plain fact is the mating game is now to a much larger degree directed by old infertile women with no role in the mating game. And they tend to favor societal changes that go against men’s interests, basically.

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  90. The best way to boost testosterone is to handle weapons (guns) and to win social confilcts with other men.

    Everything else beside sticking a needle in your arm (which is a copout) is snake oil.

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  91. on September 18, 2010 at 2:17 am Philly Beer Guy

    The high-rep, lighter weight method doesn’t actually build muscle tissue. It forces more intramuscular fluid into each existing cell, causing them to swell up, and thus appear larger.

    The only way to make your muscles actually grow bigger by adding more muscle mass is to cause micro-tears in the muscle fiber, which the tissue must then heal by building on top of itself. This is best achieved through high intensity, mid-rep training: five to eight reps per set, five or less sets per exercise.

    To build the most mass over time, focus exclusively on compound lifts (such as the squat, military press, deads) that work as many muscle groups at once.

    Then, of course, there’s Pavel Tsatsouline’s “Russian Bear” method, which builds on this theory. I’ve used it in the short term, and it works big time.

    http://stronglifts.com/forum/pavel-s-bear-routine-t21028.html#p338503

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  92. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Joseph Dantes, Debi Levine. Debi Levine said: RR's Love Update Players Die Young « Citizen Renegade http://bit.ly/d09BTw #cheating #men #love […]

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  93. @ Lugo

    “You’re just like your father!” is the worst insult.

    The trick i’m learning is to embrace it. The knowledge of game and female hypergamy help with the transition.

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  94. It’s an amazing fact. If you are an expert in one area, you can tell alot about a person in very short order when they start talking about it.

    Would you take financial advice from a homeless man? Pickup advise from a priest??

    I’ve watched Tyler Durden giving out gym tips – he’s about 150 lbs soaking wet! He doesn’t look like he’s touched a weight, even in his dreams!! Yet, he talks with absolute conviction – amazing to watch.

    You should only embody what you teach, and teach what you embody.

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  95. preach what you teach? too hard man too hard

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  96. lol fcked up epically, hmph perfection does not come to mortals

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  97. Another beta fails a shit test, and his girl blabs to the web about it.

    http://www.lemondrop.com/2010/09/17/the-freebie-dax-shepard-i-let-my-boyfriend-have-a-one-night-stand/?icid=main|main|dl5|sec1_lnk1|171221

    Summary:

    Blah blah, I’m enlightened because I like indie movies and have an ethnic last name but I’m uber SWPL. And then: “In the case of me and David, we, too, wound up talking for hours about taking our fantasies out of the safety of our bedroom. Here’s how it played out in real life when it finally happened.

    “If I cheated would you consider it an unforgivable offense?” David asked me, that fateful night, as we sat, a bit sloshed, on our couch.

    “Depends,” I replied.”

    It’s a trap! “Depends” is like her being flakey about the dinner local or “fine!”. Taking depends on face value is like mindlessness attacking the National Guard in the name of campus Marxism and not expecting to get shot

    But he fell for it.

    “Right up until the night David told me he’d actually taken his “night off.”It wasn’t right after our Discussion. Summer became fall and then, one night, months after we’d first broached the subject … we were lying in bed when suddenly David put his hands to his face and said, as if in one breath: “I cheated on you and I’m scared to tell you because I’m afraid you’re going to get mad at me, and cry, and break up with me.” ”

    At least the guy who’s arm got trapped in that rock had the balls to cut it off. DUDE, SHE AGREED TO THE FREEBIE! If you’re feeling bad, you’re pussy is tighter than hers and it never gets wet… unlike hers when she sees alphas, wondering when to use her “freebie” then break up with you.

    “Then, that night, we had another long conversation about us, and our relationship. I wasn’t sure what the heck I was feeling or thinking. I was kinda mad. Clues started to add up in my head — like, him putting on a nice dress shirt and going out one night. But before I passed judgment, I needed to know all the facts, so I asked him tell me every last detail of their “encounter.” I wanted to know exactly how something like this could happen. He told me exactly how it did.”

    What he should of said: “Its none of your business.”

    “”It felt wrong,” he told me. (Meaning, I think — and chose to believe — that I was better in bed and more fun to hang around with than her.)”

    The stones on this cunt. It means you have him locked up in a emotional cage, bitch, not because you’re better.

    “As far as I was concerned, in terms of how “nights off” might go, his was ideal. As ideal as that situation can be. He had stepped out of the relationship and hated it.”

    You gave him permission: shut the fuck up, bitch.

    “Today, several years later, I’m older and wiser”

    And uglier, FYI.

    “and David and I did break up a couple of years later, but not because of this.”

    Wonder how many cocks she rode before she tossed him aside.

    Here’s the kicker.

    “In retrospect … I still kind of feel the same way I did that day. In my opinion, a relationship isn’t sex. Sex is important, but it’s not the end of the world, and if someone has sex outside of their relationship, it doesn’t have to end the relationship.”

    So, after making him emasculate himself in front of you for hitting ass hotter than yours, after being mad, angry or whatever and no doubt holding it over him during fights, you APPROVE of what he did? Fucking whore.

    /rant

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  98. @Morsellaux

    The claim…women dating men with either significantly higher or lower incomes then themselves were more likely to be cheated on…was supported by the data.

    The assertion I was referring to was the “if the woman is more attractive than the man then it lowers the risk of infidelity” was the caveat I’m asking scientific proof for. That’s not supported in the data or in any studies I can recall from this blog.

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  99. The last study doesn’t add any facts the what we’ve known for the last decades. Muscle hypertrophy occurs as a result of muscle failure, ie. you can’t lift the same weight anymore, or it’s hard to do so. Large gains in muscle mass have been documented many times by as few as one to as many as over 100 reps. Everything works to a certain degree as long as you’re not training too hard or too lightly regardless of reps. High reps sets are especially effective with legs, with very good results at 20-40 reps for squats. It’s very hard training though because it’s basically taking the same max weights you can just about bench or pull for reps and add extra reps because legs are more durable, so it’s too hard for most people.

    In practice, the average non-athlete won’t have a body that can add muscle mass after a 100+ reps approaching failure workout unless they eat a lot of protein at least, they’ll probably end up getting more toned if they’re not overtrained. Not the kind of high rep aerobic exercise low and mid level work out classes use objects in aerobic exercise, but real lifting to somewhere very close to your max.

    The best strategy to gain muscle mass for an average person is probably doing something like CH, focusing an intense effective set or two on core exercises 5-8 reps and try to lift heavy and increase.

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  100. on September 18, 2010 at 5:06 am gunslingergregi

    ””””’namae nanka
    preach what you teach? too hard man too hard
    ””””

    Hell yea lol

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  101. Also Roissy I can’t help but see a valid feminist response to that second study saying, “see as long as we take an active role in our sons’ love lives it doesn’t matter whether he has a father figure, we’ll get him a quality woman with the high status we’ve earned!”

    How would you respond to that?

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  102. This thread brings the enlightened Jane Goodall to mind., check her out

    I think everybody know accepts that she’s been fucking one of these apes while out on these scientific expeditions.

    Which one? The Alpha, what the fuck you think?

    Some things never change

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  103. The research demonstrates that concern for the well-being of others does, indeed, benefit the self. By increasing the effectiveness of social support, compassion served a stress reduction function for women in the study.
    /
    Signaling, stress reduction, SWPL membership dues… call it what you like, it’s clear that compassion is not exactly the noble human trait our pious poseurs and puritanical lefties would tell you it is.

    Just goes to show why male SWPLs are so effeminate. They know the man’s world is tough and requires real effort and occasional hardships, but instead of having the gumption to face them head on, falls into a comfort zone of platitudes and pro-feminist door-matting. This is why you always see them in academia or make-work jobs and not so much in manual labour or investment banking.

    As a rule I don’t regard anything as noble or high-minded unless it takes some balls or risks social ostracism. Espousing platitudes is easy.

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  104. I recommend Charles Poliquin – the Poliquin Principles, it’s a no-bullshit, old-school book that explains the whole rep-weight business with plenty of research material and common sense.

    Up to about 5 reps is considered “heavy lifting”, this is when you use weight that’s 85% or greater of your 1RM. This type concentrates more on increase in strength and functionality, so that you’re not just a buffer version of the wimp you were before you started working out. If you want to add intensity, do more sets, sometimes up to 12 sets will be necessary to properly hit the muscle. Take a couple minutes rest between sets.

    More than 5 reps, up to about 20 is considered “light lifting” and concentrates more on hypertrophy rather than strength gains. You use shorter rest periods, move the weight in a slower and more controlled manner and take shorter rest periods. The weight should fall below 70% of your 1RM.

    Both variants will increase the overall strength, as it is impossible to gain size without at least some strength. However, as Poliquin explains, the former type is better suited for people who want to retain low body mass. In other words, train low reps high weight if you want to get functional strength without getting huge. If you want to be both strong and big, go for lower weight and more reps. For the latter, Poliquin recommends German High Volume.

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  105. Jim Wendler’s 5,3,1 program….As good as it gets for progressively becoming more of a badass. Be sure to read the chapter titled “Staying North of Vag” Here’s a preview..

    http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/how_to_build_pure_strength

    By the way, Wendler squatted 1000lbs in competition and totaled elite in powerlifting. A man’s man if there ever was one.

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  106. I think we have a real evolutionary mystery to solve here:

    It is well known, even by those who don’t understand game, that mothers push relationship advice on their sons that is not just bad; it is usually worst-case-scenario.

    But evolution theory appears (to me at least) to predict that mothers who do this would be quickly crowded out of the gene pool by mothers who give effective advice to their sons. Surely at least a few of those “effective” mothers exist, right?

    This occurred to me when my wife bought a small piece of jewelry for my teenage son to give to a girl that he was crushing on but hadn’t opened yet. Of course, I was ready to intercept him before he shot himself in the foot (with a BAZOOKA) — but he had enough game to laugh about it and then politely asked his mom to return the jewelry and get her money back.

    But I digress. What’s up with this paradox? Am I missing something?

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  107. @ Cyning

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  108. “Just goes to show why male SWPLs are so effeminate. They know the man’s world is tough and requires real effort and occasional hardships, but instead of having the gumption to face them head on, falls into a comfort zone of platitudes and pro-feminist door-matting. This is why you always see them in academia or make-work jobs and not so much in manual labour or investment banking.

    As a rule I don’t regard anything as noble or high-minded unless it takes some balls or risks social ostracism. Espousing platitudes is easy.”

    Agreed.

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  109. I alternate between high-rep light-weight days and low-rep heavy-weight days, because each provides benefits.

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  110. Maybe it’s my attention to detail showing, but….

    Theory predicts that the evolution of cooperative behaviour is favoured by low levels of promiscuity leading to high within-group relatedness. However, in vertebrates, cooperation often occurs between non-relatives and promiscuity rates are among the highest recorded. Here we resolve this apparent inconsistency with a phylogenetic analysis of 267 bird species, demonstrating that cooperative breeding is associated with low promiscuity; that in cooperative species, helping is more common when promiscuity is low; and that intermediate levels of promiscuity favour kin discrimination. Overall, these results suggest that promiscuity is a unifying feature across taxa in explaining transitions to and from cooperative societies.

    Where does it say that it was female promiscuity? It seems to be general. Now of course, you could’ve read the entire thing. In that case nevermind.

    I clicked on the link to read the whole thing myself, but I would’ve had to pay. So all I read was the abstract – the quote you posted.

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  111. Cyning said: “As a rule I don’t regard anything as noble or high-minded unless it takes some balls or risks social ostracism. Espousing platitudes is easy.”

    Totally, yes.

    It’s amazing that once you’ve done this sort of thing a few times, your outlook on life changes completely. Not only that, but I find that the males I want to spend time with engage in this sort of activity, i.e. are risk takers. And when I say risk takers I don’t mean go bungee jumping, I mean real risks.

    These sorts of guys tend to get women too, but sometimes they need to develop some sort of game.

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  112. College Grad, I can’t help but see a valid feminist response to that second study saying, “see as long as we take an active role in our sons’ love lives it doesn’t matter whether he has a father figure, we’ll get him a quality woman with the high status we’ve earned!”

    How would you respond to that?

    How about pure unadulterated bullshit?

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  113. College Grad, The assertion I was referring to was the “if the woman is more attractive than the man then it lowers the risk of infidelity” was the caveat I’m asking scientific proof for. That’s not supported in the data or in any studies I can recall from this blog.

    Proof you want… scientific… or else!

    Well, come up with reasons why you think it is an invalid assertion.

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  114. I like Thursday’s first explanation for the paradox of mothers giving their sons horrible mating advice, which would appear to reduce the mother’s impact on the gene pool:

    1. The motherly bad advice is a by-product of a female psychology that is adaptive for women in other ways.

    Much of the advice mothers give to their sons is so horrible, that it might be a shit-test on behalf of womankind.

    Take my own example: My wife buying jewelry for my teenage son to give to a hot teenage chick acquaintance. It is difficult for me to believe that my wife really thought this would achieve my son’s desired outcome. It is as if his mom was shit-testing her own son on behalf of the target chick.

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  115. Hmm.. a christian conservative who dates witches, not warlocks? Lesbo action between a standard bearer for christian morality and a girlfriend of Satan… It keeps on getting better!
    —-

    Christine O’Donnell: “I Dabbled Into Witchcraft”

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  116. Shit, you’re a juicer? That explains your overcompensation attempts perfectly!

    Lol @ 16lbs of “muscles.” You noobs learn slow

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  117. So how come you didn’t die young? b/c late bloomer? Fuzzy hat softened the blows?

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  118. on September 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm Gunslingergregi

    ””””””Thunear
    Cyning said: “As a rule I don’t regard anything as noble or high-minded unless it takes some balls or risks social ostracism. Espousing platitudes is easy.”

    Totally, yes.

    It’s amazing that once you’ve done this sort of thing a few times, your outlook on life changes completely. Not only that, but I find that the males I want to spend time with engage in this sort of activity, i.e. are risk takers. And when I say risk takers I don’t mean go bungee jumping, I mean real risks.
    ””””””

    Well the woman know deep down that if they don’t take the opportunity with that guy today he might not be available in the live version tomorrow. he he he

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  119. on September 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm Gunslingergregi

    What we can extrapolate though is our host had to learn game and was not a natural nor did he hang out with naturals.

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  120. on September 18, 2010 at 5:05 pm Gunslingergregi

    ””””This occurred to me when my wife bought a small piece of jewelry for my teenage son to give to a girl that he was crushing on but hadn’t opened yet. ”””””

    And what makes you think that wouldn’t work on a teenage girl?

    Your wife was telling your son one of the base truths of woman.

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  121. on September 18, 2010 at 5:08 pm Gunslingergregi

    Or what makes you think that wouldn’t work on almost all woman?

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  122. You’re joking, right?

    Giving jewelry to women who you barely know, certainly helps if your goal is to have a sexless marriage with her, but it won’t get you into her pants.

    Isn’t that like game 101? I thought you guys were the experts and I was the beginner here.

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  123. Advocatus Diaboli, boy, you can’t even muster a subtle spin! Whoever taught you… you should ask your money back!

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  124. SpanxChix, Isn’t that like game 101

    Yes. It is, and your son does grok it, whether naturally or by osmosis … maybe from you.

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  125. FWIIW, to first order approximation, low rep workouts stimulate the testosterone hormone which increases libido and aggressiveness, and high rep workouts stimulates growth hormone release, which, well it makes you more youthful. So, pick your poison.

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  126. @the_alpha_male
    I took EQ(boldenone) and arimidex and I got some really nice quality gains that were almost all permanent. I kept probably around 85% or more of the gains I made with that cycle. Solid, lean, hard muscle gains.

    @psycho
    I never got the whole mindset that steroids are a copout. You still have to workout, they just give you an advantage. And even if they did allow you to achieve massive gains by doing nothing at all… it’s still not a “copout”.
    Theres a chemical that helps you get what you want, why not try it? If you have bad eyes, is it a copout to wear contacts? If you’re not a natural, is it a copout to learn game?
    Life is short and difficult enough, there is no reason at all to not take advantage of every situation you can.

    [Editor: A-fuckin-men, braheem.]

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  127. No wonder all the ‘players’ I know are short skinny fucks.

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  128. I second/third that. I was raised a lot by my mom cause my dad worked insane hours and I thought my crying betaness and pursuing fat sluts (who were pretty on the inside HA!) was what a real man did. Only until after I moved did that facade collapse, pretty much the second I pulled away from the house waving to the parental purveyors of pussiness.

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  129. on September 18, 2010 at 6:46 pm Gunslingergregi

    ””””’SpanxChix
    You’re joking, right?

    Giving jewelry to women who you barely know, certainly helps if your goal is to have a sexless marriage with her, but it won’t get you into her pants.

    Isn’t that like game 101? I thought you guys were the experts and I was the beginner here.
    ””””’

    Yea right won’t get into her pants lol

    What level is he supposed to start at?

    What makes you think only experts would be on a game blog?

    And going from giving jewelry to marriage is a big leap.

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  130. on September 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm Gunslingergregi

    There is a reason a lot of chicks give it up on prom night.

    What if you created a thousand prom nights?

    What if when you were 16 you had the resources to do that?

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  131. @rarfy…
    I’ve seen you comment on a few posts, and most were semi negative… and yet you’re obviously reading through all the roissy archives.
    funny.

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  132. Why the fuck are my posts awaiting moderation? Grow up.

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  133. on September 19, 2010 at 1:47 am Gunslingergregi

    Going to get my weight set

    game on

    muthafuckas.

    he he he

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  134. The good thing about being sick is that I get to catch up on Roissy reading. A few things about this post caught my attention though:

    “It never made sense to believe that mothers wouldn’t have some influence over their sons’ reproductive success. It is, evolutionarily speaking, in mom’s interest to see her son do well with the ladies. There are parallels to human families. ”

    Though we’re not talking about a hard science, it’s dangerous to jump from birds to bonobos to humans. While I can’t say that the above is false, the research doesn’t imply that it’s true. In other words, I see confirmation bias rearing its ugly head.

    Roissy knows what that is. For the rest of you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

    The other thing:

    “I have put on sixteen pounds of muscle in the past five months”

    That phrase is only true for people who use steroids and gorillas. Otherwise it is widely known that a normal human male, given optimal condition (workout, nutrition, rest, and genetic predisposition), will gain a maximum of 10 pounds of pure muscle a year.

    It is possible to gain 16 lbs of WEIGHT in 5 months, but that will include, in addition to muscle, a lot of water and a good amount of fat, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing during the bulking stage; it’s just typical of a high-protein, high-carb, calorie-dense diet.

    Creatine is known to cause water retention, and I suspect Roissy probably also uses Nitric Oxide.

    If it was possible to naturally gain freakish amounts of muscle like 16 lbs in 5 months, there would be Rambo-looking guys on every street corner.

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  135. […] Chateau – “Why the Elites Prop Up the Blank Slate“, “The Problem with Women is Too Much Self-Esteem“, “Why You Should Incinerate Your Used Condoms“, “Why Sluts Make Bad Wives“, “Players Die Young” […]

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  136. @Science

    “I took EQ(boldenone) and arimidex and I got some really nice quality gains that were almost all permanent. I kept probably around 85% or more of the gains I made with that cycle. Solid, lean, hard muscle gains.”

    you probably would have made better gains without it…..research AI’s on the various boards. There is a sweet spot for AI’s (especially arimidex) where the dosage doesn’t hinder gains or sex drive/performance but keeps water retention and gyno at bay – a natural normal estrogen level (an estradiol value of 22 is what i keep seeing from those in the know).

    From what i’ve read it’s somewhat individual as to what the dose is – .20 – 50 mg MWF is what works for me. Many people say some are super responders to Arimidex.

    I recently switched to another brand of arimidex (underground lab) and the pills/powder where at least 5 times the size of the previous brand and ended up taking too much (1 mg tabs – 1 tab for 3 days) and suffered the same side effects of low estrogen as before – strength tanked, joints started to ache, lost more body-fat but my muscles weren’t as full and erections were non existent for about 4 days.

    There are so many underground labs now where quality control is always an issue. I don’t buy legit arimidex because it’s too fucking expensive.

    There is a study in males taking 1 mg of arimidex every day for 7 days and it reduced estradiol by 98% – that can’t be a good thing)

    This is a study on elderly men on either 1 mg/daily or 1 mg 3 days a week of arimidex and the daily group did not have any impact on erectile function:

    http://jcem.endojournals.org/cgi/content/full/89/3/1174%29

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  137. oops, should read:

    “From what i’ve read it’s somewhat individual as to what the dose is – .20 – .50 mg MWF is what works for me.”

    Forgot the decimal point in front of the 50

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  138. on September 20, 2010 at 4:26 am gunslingergregi

    could’ve got my weight set, but the logistics were beyond salvageable.

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  139. There are at least a couple alternatives:

    1. The motherly bad advice is a by-product of a female psychology that is adaptive for women in other ways.

    2. The content of the bad advice used to be good advice in previous social arrangements, but because of the social changes over the past few decades it is now very bad advice. Evolution has not had time to catch up.

    – Thursday

    I suspect it’s item 2. Prior to a few decades ago, it would have been a really bad advice to tell her son to swoop a hottie and get himself killed by her brothers, the baby strangled at birth, and his family ostracised.

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  140. SpanxChix,
    You were right to have your son take back the jewelry, there is no reason to give a gift to a girl who is not his girlfriend. If she was your son’s girlfriend I think an inexpensive piece of jewelry (under $100) for a birthday or Christmas present is fine. She should also give him a comparable birthday or Christmas present.

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  141. Eat primal (whole foods, high fat, moderate protein, lower carbs) and you don’t have to work out at all to have awesome muscle tone. I’m a woman and it’s easy. No excuse for all the soft men I see.

    16 lbs of ‘muscle’ in 5 months – ROTFL. Biologically impossible.

    “I should be pointed out that bonobos live in whatever part of the jungle that real chimps don’t want. Real chimps ( you, know, violent patriarchal, etc.) break hardly a sweat in driving those squealing, terrified hippy-chimps away from the desirable spots. They would probably take some of their females too except they look fat, by and large.”

    Dumbass. Chimps and bonobos have zero exposure to each other. The two species are geographically segregated by the Congo river.

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  142. Roissy, what’s your diet exactly? What do you eat on those days when you’re at the gym and when you’re not working out?

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