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Training For Your Body Type and Amazon’s Success| Mind Pump

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Key Takeaways

Most important factors in planning your fitness and nutrition:

  • Your goal
  • Your lifestyle
  • Your response to different activities

Everybody has innate genetic tendencies but it’s only the work you put in that limits your potential

  • No matter the differences in your body’s phenotype expression, lifting weights and eating healthy will be good for you

Some people simply don’t want to exercise and eat healthily and you can’t forcefully change that

  • The best thing you can do in this situation is to be an example of the benefits which might change their mind
  • If you keep hammering people with health information they’re not going to want to follow through

Intro

Post Workout Nutrition

  • Cholesterol is essential for muscle growth and a building block for anabolic hormones like testosterone 
    • A high cholesterol meal after a workout will supplement muscle repair and growth
  • Keep in mind that this is simply another tool and there are no magic bullets in nutrition

Differences in Body Types

  • Most important factors in planning your fitness and nutrition:
    • Your goal
    • Your lifestyle
    • Your response to different activities
  • Much of the talk about body types is marketing that effectively targets peoples’ insecurities about their body
    • These “somatotypes” are a theory created in the 1950s by psychologist William Herbert Sheldon which was pounced on by marketing firms 
  • Everybody has innate genetic tendencies but it’s only the work you put in that limits your potential
    • No matter the differences in your body’s phenotype expression, lifting weights and eating healthy will be good for you

Regular vs. Diet Soda

  • Studies show that people who drink diet soda don’t lose any more weight than people who drink regular soda
    • This is due to larger behavioral factors that aren’t considered when focusing only on soda choice
  • The zero calorie label on diet sodas breaks peoples inhibitions for other foods because you think you’re being healthy
    • “It tends to encourage a bad relationship with food” – Sal Di Stefano
  • Going for diet soda rather than not drinking soda at all is usually the result of a consequence-free pleasure seeking thought process
    • There are bigger issues at hand which should be addressed before focusing on soda choice
    • “I’ve never seen somebody fix their nutrition issues by replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners”Sal Di Stefano

Helping Friends and Family With Their Health

  • Some people simply don’t want to exercise and eat healthily and you can’t forcefully change that
    • The best thing you can do in this situation is to be an example of the benefits which might change their mind
    • If you keep hammering people with health information they’re not going to want to follow through
  • “If they’re not asking for it, even if it’s received temporarily, it’s not likely they’ll ever stick with it”Adam Schafer

Are There Any Lessons You’ve Had to Learn Twice?

  • Your greatest strengths are also your greatest weaknesses
    • For example, you may be confident in your skills and beliefs and because of that you may arrogantly dismiss a new beneficial idea
    • People tend to leverage their strengths even in moments that don’t call for it
  • Choosing business partners is never a formulaic process
    • Oftentimes we partner with people we are comfortable with rather than those who we synergize best with
  • Oftentimes you act automatically and don’t even realize your own behaviors
    • In this case, it’s very important to listen to those who love you when they tell you about something you’re doing

Is Amazon Too Powerful?

  • “At what point does a company become more powerful than the government?”Adam Schafer
    • It’s not so unrealistic of a situation, J.P. Morgan bought the country’s gold supply in 1873 to prevent an economic collapse
    • “What big business does is say I’ll help you get elected if you pass these laws” Sal Di Stefano
  • Amazon makes more money from data and cloud services than it does from its physical operations
    • With this pool of capital and scale of operations, they’re able to undercut traditional retail distributors
    • Amazon is under investigation because of these unfair business practices
  • Amazon arguably provides more economic opportunities than it disrupts local competitors
    • Barnes & Noble and Uber both have had the same disruptive effect on local competitors without the criticism 
  • There are actually more brands and products competing for market share now even if the number of vendors has decreased
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