The Art of Manliness
The Art of Manliness
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#483: What Really Works for Exercise Recovery?
In the past few years, sportsrecoveryhas become a big business. Elite athletes and weekend warriors alike are spending lots of time and money on things like cryotherapy, float tanks, foam rolling, and supplements in order to feel better, push themselves harder, and gain an edge over the competition. But does any of this stuff actually do anything? My guest today spent a year investigating the science of exerciserecovery. Her name is Christie Aschwanden and she’s the author ofGood to Go: What theAthlete in All of Us Can Learn From the Strange Science ofRecovery.We begin our show discussing what exactly athletic “recovery” is and why therecoverybusiness has been booming recently. Christie and I then dig into several different recoverymodalities from drinking Gatorade, to taking ice baths, to foam rolling, and the science, or the lack thereof, behind their effectiveness. We end our conversation discussing what actually works best for exerciserecovery(hint: you do it every night and ...
#482: The Power of Penmanship
In the 21st century, most of our written communication is done through typing on a computer or tapping digital buttons on a smartphone screen. But my guest today argues that we can increase our sense of humanity and our connection to the physicalworldand to other people by rediscovering the lost art of putting a real pen to real paper. His name is Michael Sull. He’s a master penman, penmanship instructor, and the author of several penmanship books. Today on the podcast, I talk to Michael about what it takes to become a master penman and what exactly a master penman does for a living. Michael then takes us on a tour of the history of cursive handwriting, including insights into how culture has influenced handwriting styles throughout the ages and why penmanship has declined in the modern day. Michael then makes a case for why people should start writing in cursive again, how to get started with improving your handwriting, and why there’s nothing like getting a handwritten note in the mail. Get the show notes at aom.is/penmanship.
#481: Building Financial Independence Beyond the Stock Market
Financial independence is a goal for a lot of folks. But what does it take to get there? My guest today explores that question on his website, FinancialSamurai. His name is Sam Dogen, andbefore writing about money online, he worked in finance. We begin our conversation discussing how his career in equities shaped his personal finance philosophy and made him leery of putting too much wealth in the stock market. Sam shares why he recommendsputting a lower percentageof your money in stocks than is often recommendedin mainstreamfinance advice, how that percentage should shift as you get older, and alternative ways to invest, build your wealth, and create multiple streams of income that will give you more control over your fortunes.Sam then shares what it means to be financially independent and some of the blindspots he thinks exist in the FIRE, or FinancialIndependence/Retire Early, movement. We end our conversation talking about how to plan your financial life for the future, especially concerning what the changing world will be like for your kids. Get the show notes at aom.is/financialsamurai.
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