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Archive for April 2015

Crossfit: A Beginners Guide to Getting Strong

Crossfit is great for people looking to get strong and have fun.  If you have always wanted learn more about Crossfit but don’t know where to start, then this episode is for you.  We go over all the basics of what Crossfit is and how to start.

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  • Jerry’s Story
    • He got into crossfit because the guys from 300 looked awesome and he wanted to look like that
    • He likes crossfit because its functional movement
  • What is Crossfit
    • High Intensity Functional movement that is constantly varied
    • You need to constantly vary your movement
    • Soccer moms are starting to get into crossfit because of the community
  • Compeition In Crossfit
    • It is great because it makes you challenge yourself
    • You need to constantly try to beat yourself not beat other people
    • You need to get over your ego
    • Your peer group is a great way to keep yourself accountable
    • You need to get people around you
  • Is Crossfit for everyone?
    • It isn’t neccsarily for everyone but it is scalable so almost anyone can do it
    • Crossfit is functional movement
  • How to get started
    • He started at 24 hour fitness
    • He started with Fran which is one of the most popular workouts
    • You can scale them, and the amount of weight can be varied
    • To get started just go to crossfit.com
    • Judge the gym based on your own experience
  • Cross fit they specialize in not specializing
    • You want to be able to use your fitness to be prepared for anything
    • The best question to determine if you should work out everyday or when to work out is how do you feel
    • Crossfit is all measurable
  • Gear to use
    • People like to get handgrips
    • Knee support is a good tool also
    • Wrist support is another good thing to have
  • The Workouts
    • Take your time with it
    • The workouts got the name based on Heros and then the other ones get a womens name
  • Last Advice
    • Find the balance between hardwork and having fun

Top 11 Travel Destinations for Single Men In Their 20’s

What makes a great city for single guys to check out; and where are the best cities?  In this episode the author of Traveling Tipsy joins me and we talk about each of our favorite cities, with emphasis on which cities are best for the single guys to hit up.  We highlight 11 of our top cities including at least one city I guarantee you never have heard of.

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  • Best Cities for Single Guys
  • First Lets Start With the worst
    • Vegas
    • Miami
    • Both suck
  • Some things matter more then others
    • Women of course
    • Activities to do in the city
    • Walkability
  1. Berlin, Germany
    1. Its cheap
    2. It’s a 24 hour city
    3. There is so much going on
    4. Berlin is nice, but Germany can be a little strict
    5. However the winters are bad
    6. Good English speakers, but you should learn German
  2. Budapest, Hungary
    1. Ruin Pubs are awesome
    2. Good English speakers
  3. Krakow, Poland
    1. Good Hostels
    2. Always something going on
    3. Also English is good
  4. Rio, de Janeiro, Brazil
    1. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    2. The women are gorgeous
    3. The beaches are amazing
    4. It is a little expensive
    5. Its also not that safe
  5. Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1. Beautiful city
    2. Great steak and wine
    3. Beautiful people (which can be a problem at times)
    4. People go outside and drink mate which I love
  6. Saigon , Vietnam
    1. Crossing the street is very hard
    2. The expats all know each other
    3. There is a great connection there and good community
    4. A lot of things going on always
    5. The cost of living is very low
    6. Its fast pace on steroids
    7. The key is meeting a big network of people
    8. The social apps scene is big there
  7. Shanghai
    1. You are treated like a rock star
    2. China is racist, buts its all good
    3. The dating scene is nice because your treated like a rock star at the bars
    4. Also the online dating apps work really
  8. Bangkok, Thailand
    1. The food is amazing
    2. Its cheap
    3. The people their like foreigners
    4. You cant tell if a girl is a working girl, or if they are even a girl at all
    5. The advice to see if a girl is a ladyboy, if she is too pretty  she might be a lady boy
  9. San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua
    1. Where Mike currently is living
    2. It’s a tiny city
    3.  Beautiful city
    4. The great part is its not discovered yet.
  10. A city just for You
    1. This place can be anywhere that is special to you
    2. For me currently its santa monica
    3. I have friends
    4. For people in the Midwest it might be Chicago, or east coast people New York
  11. New York, New York
    1. Its like living in Rome during the height of the Roman Empire
    2. Smart women, and of course attractive

Top 8 Travel Destinations for Single Women In Their 20’s

Are you a single woman looking to travel the world?  Then you need to listen to this episode, Candice, from the blog “Candice Does the World” talks about what she thinks are the best locations for single women to visit.

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  1. Reykjavík, Iceland
    1. The people are very welcome
    2. They have an iPhone app to make sure you are not related to people you are dating there.  And as an outsider you will be highly desired
    3. There is a great bar scene, and it’s a small town
  2. Calgary, Canada
    1. It’s a modern city full of young professionals
    2. It’s very easy to meet people there.
    3. The dating scene is interesting, because it’s such a money driven city
  3. Athens, Greece
    1. Greek man are very forward
    2. There is a lot of young people in Athens
    3. The food in Athens was so good
    4. Good wine and olives
    5. It is great for tourist activities
  4. Montreal
    1. Its one of her favorite cities
    2. It’s a free loving open and fun
    3. It is really cheap for a North American country
    4. The dating scene is amazing
    5. There is a French side and an English side
  5. Buenos Aires
    1. Everyone in Buenos Aires is beautiful
    2. Everyone speaks Spanish there so be careful
    3. Men there are very forward
    4. The man there are also very charming
    5. The steak is amazing there to
  6. Negril, Jamaica
    1. One of the few places in the world that being a pasty white ginger is attractive
    2. The men are beautiful there
    3. There is an amazing beach there, so what’s not to love
    4. There is also a lot of pot, which is no surprise
    5. Avoid Kingston, but the rest is relatively safe
  7. Honolulu
    1. They love voluptuous white women
    2. Everyone looks really beautiful and everyone is in great shape
  8. Berlin
    1. She hasn’t been yet but has heard amazing things
    2. Very artsy and liberal
    3. The German people are really cool
    4. Its cheap, and there is a big entrpeanur scene

Baby Steps, You’re Not Alone and Other Lessons Learned From 20 Something Artists

Heather has interviewed over 50 New York City Based 20 somethings, and she has learned a little bit about what it takes to be successful in your 20’s.  Her advice is timeless and beautiful and this episode is both inspiring and filled with little tips to help you realize you’re not alone.


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  • Meet Heather
    • She started Pennigan productions and the 20 something project
    • The 20 something project is awesome, you should check it out
  • 20 Something Project
    • Highlights people in the arts in there 20’s in New York City
    • Art and Business sometimes have to go hand in hand and co exsistce
  • Pennigan Productions
    • It is a production company all about people working together
    • It is the umbrella that everything else is under
  • 20 Something Project Continued
    • She wanted to do a documentary right away
    • However she thought that might have been to big of a project
    • They have at the time of recording this episode interviewed over 50 artists
    • She has just allowed the process to happen and she rides the wave
    • It is hard for her to pick her favorites but she recommends watching her more recent episodes
  • General Advice
    • Baby steps, this is the key to doing something don’t try and run a marathon without first taking some baby steps
    • Be like water, and let things flow
  • What She Has Learned
    • You are not alone
    • She is constantly reminded of things she already knew but hearing them again solidifies them
    • Sometimes it is supposed to be hard
  • Questions She Likes To Ask
    • Why is art important?
    • Heather thinks its something that connects people and letting yourself open up and connect with other people
    • It is not analytical, it is something that you can’t describe in a scientific way
  • Last Advice
    • Life is not what you think it is going to be
    • And you Should do what you want to do