Interview with Janis Budde of Primal-State.de

Janis Budde is the guy behind the German website Primal-State.de. He has been heavily influenced by the whole biohacking and Quantified Self movement, which is why I was interested to ask him a few questions:   1) Just like I, you are also 24 years old and super passionate about biohacking your overall performance as a human being. Give us a short bio of yourself and maybe you have an explanation on why more and more people in their early … Continue reading

„Spirit Molecule“ – My Personal DMT Experience

Note: The account below represents my own personal experience of trying out the strong psychedelic substance DMT. Let it be clear, I am NOT endorsing others to try out it themselves.  What is DMT? It’s my understanding that DMT is probably the strongest psychedelic compound found on our planet. DMT is widespread in nature and can be found in numerous (legal) plants. For millenia, indigenous Amazonian cultures have utilised DMT for healing and spiritual purposes in a special brew called Ayahuasca. … Continue reading

THE 21 CONVENTION: A Men’s Conference to Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

UPDATE: The full speaking list for the 21 CONVENTION has just been released to the public. A list packed with many high quality guys. You can find the list at the end of this post. „Become the Best Version of Yourself“ These are the words representing the mantra of this website. The articles I post here primarily focus on fitness & nutrition as well as on relevant hacks related to lifestyle and self-improvement. However, becoming the best version of yourself encompasses … Continue reading

Stop Fucking Comparing Yourself with Others

There is nothing wrong with admiring others who are better/smarter/stronger than yourself. Everybody can probably attest to the phenomenon that spending time with such people makes you improve faster than spending time in an environment full of losers. This is why I have argued in the past that Finding People Smarter than Yourself can be an effective strategy to improve yourself intellectually. Sophia Loren comparing herself with genetically blessed Jayne Mansfield. However, comparing yourself with others and trying to emulate their results is … Continue reading

Embracing Failure in Life

„I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.“ ~ Michael Jordan   Most people like to focus on being successful as much as they can. In pursuit of trying to excel in their domain, they are often taken by surprise when they are suddenly not successful and failure hits them. Everyone will agree that failing at something sucks. Failure doesn’t feel good and it decreases our self-confidence. However, I like to argue that failure … Continue reading

Hacking Your Body Language

If you think that a conversation is all about the impact of the words leaving your mouth, think again. The power of body language (or non-verbal communication) goes so far that whenever we speak emotionally, ONLY 7% of what we say actually matters (Mehrabian, 1971). This means that 93% of what we say is largely influenced by non-verbal communication – i.e. through our voice of tone and the way we subconsciously convey the message with our body while talking. This is powerful … Continue reading

Biohacker’s Primer of Choline

[This post first appeared on Purenootropics.net] Why would the performance-seeking crowd of biohackers care for a little known nutrient by the name of choline? Are there any cognitive benefits to be had from ingesting higher than average choline?   What is Choline? Choline is part of the B-Vitamin group which is critical to the integrity of healthy cell membranes and plays a vital role in preventing liver disease and atherosclerosis [1]. More than that, choline is possibly at its most … Continue reading

Slow & Steady Will Always Win

„Slow and steady may not be marketable, but that doesn’t change the truth. Real results take time.“ ~ Ross Enamait   The above quote perfectly summarises my evolving approach to training, health and life in general as of late. I want to encourage you to keep pursuing whatever goal you are pursuing and view it as a long-term journey. There are no shortcuts or quick fixes that will be worthwhile in the long run. It may take years for your … Continue reading

The Importance of Consistency

“It’s so simple really: If you say you’re going to do something, do it. If you start something, finish it.” ~ Epictetus   Every year I witness the same phenomenon unfold over and over again. As we plunge into the new year, there is hordes of people with new year’s resolutions determined to pick up a new habit or fix a shortcoming they don’t like about themselves. Improving your fitness, eating healthier, building better relationships, travelling more, stressing out less … Continue reading

Why I Haven’t Had the Flu in Years

These days I very rarely fall prey to the regular cold/flu most people experience during this time of the year. I mean I still get an occasional running nose, or a cough that persists 2-3 days – but nothing like in the olden days where I would lay in bed, suffer from sore limbs, feel weak as hell, and be unable to get anything done. Luckily for me, these days are pretty much over ever since I have experimented with … Continue reading