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Mindconnection eNL, 2022-08-07


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1. Good News: Where the Intel is Good

Important Covid "vaccine" update

"A study out of the United Kingdom has shown that health care workers who received multiple COVID-19 vaccine boosters after initially being infected with the original virus strain from Wuhan are more prone to chronic reinfection from the Omicron variant. This may help explain why the people who have received several COVID-19 vaccine boosters are increasingly the ones who end up in the hospital with severe COVID-19 symptoms, sometimes resulting in death," said scientist and physician Dr. Robert Malone. Read the full story here:

Remember, none of the formulations hawked as a Covid vaccine or booster is actually a vaccine. Not legally, and not medically. People have become accustomed to the language abuse (right out of Orwell's "Department of Truth", reread the novel 1984 if you need to review this topic), thereby rendering the word "vaccine" meaningless. It can now include heroin or anything else you can inject into your body.

Do you want to be immune from Covid? Then eliminate sugar, corn, wheat, seed oils, and vegetable oil from your diet. It really is that simple. If you look at the top 10 causes of death in the USA, 8 of them are caused by diet decisions (namely, the ingestion of the toxins I just mentioned). And that is from the science, unlike the absurdities spewed by Fauci and other ignorant morons.

Other News and Intel

  1. Let's start off with something uplifting. The International Union for Conservation of Nature reports that the global wild tiger population is between 3,700 and 5,500. That may not sound like much, but it's a 40% increase from the previous assessment in 2015.
  2. What disease is destroying America? The Donkey Pox! (the donkey is the mascot of the American Socialist Party).
  3. As of this writing, neither "President" Biden nor Speaker Nancy Pelosi has publicly condemned the assassination attempt on Justice Kavanaugh. Nor has either of them expressed any disagreement with Representative Maxine Waters' many calls to violence (several of which have been heeded, thus  making her an accessory to a long list of felonies). This behavior is beyond despicable, but not unusual for the so-called Democrats.
  4. You've no doubt heard about the death of Ivana Trump (age 73), something that occurred before our last issue came out. Her cause of death is believed to be a fall down stairs. I read somewhere that falling is the most common cause of death for those over 65; whether it is the most or not, it is certainly a major cause. To avoid being a statistic, do a "leg day" training session weekly (I do mine every Monday). Falls occur due to atrophy of the "mobility muscles", something that is totally preventable. If you've got "pancake butt" or "bird legs), or are headed in that direction, get cracking on that fitness program.
  5. Starbucks is closing 16 shops, due to safety concerns. (Can you say, "Thank you Maxine Waters"?). Nearly all of these closures are occurring in "gun free" cities run by socialist regimes (e.g., Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Washington, District of Corruption). Logic dictates that when violent criminals have nothing to fear, they become bolder and more aggressive. You would think that, in any sane society, gun bans would be forbidden. And you'd be thinking correctly. Cities run by socialists are not sane societies. Nor are they safe. Please refer to News Item Number 2, above.
  6. In their July Hiring Report, Alignable reported that nearly 45% of small business owners in the USA are freezing the hiring of new workers due to higher labor costs and inflation (thanks, Democrats!). This has huge implications, and not only because most new jobs are (were) created by small businesses. Please refer to News Item Number 2, above.
  7. An open letter to Alan Dershowitz, from Rabbi Michael Barclay: Clearly not written by Maxine Waters or Nancy Pelosi....
  8. With the country headed ever deeper in its downward spiral since the coup, the need to correctly call the 2020 election is increasingly less a matter of law and more a matter of survival. Though of course, it's clearly a matter of law; it's just that the destruction being wrought through our illegitimate and mentally retarded president is making many more people take the law much more seriously. In Wisconsin, support to un-disenfranchise the voters of that state in the 2020 election is growing substantially. Once the first state moves, others will follow. Read more about what's happening on behalf of Wisconsin voters here:
  9. Since September of last year, the Biden administration has sold nearly six million barrels of oil to China--from our rapidly diminishing Strategic Oil Reserve. Read more about that, here:

    Is this lunacy prima facie evidence that justifies removing the retard from office or even undoing the coup that put him there in the first place? Perhaps. But let's not be like the libtards and jump to conclusions. Perhaps this was done in exchange for the Chinese promise not to invade Taiwan until next year, since our woke military would not be able to stop them (this would give China a few weeks before the new Congress replaces Biden and Harris with Republicans). Or perhaps the Chinese had video of Biden drooling or dropping a turd from a trouser leg and agreed not to release it in exchange for the oil, or maybe they were going to unleash a "make fun of the retard" campaign and agreed to delay that in exchange for this oil. We just don't really know.
  10. It's very sad when a Supreme Court Justice makes statements that show a complete ignorance of civics. Justice Kagan recently spewed this nonsense: “I’m not talking about any particular decision or even any particular series of decisions, but if over time the court loses all connection with the public and with public sentiment, that’s a dangerous thing for a democracy.” This was at a judicial conference.

    If you understand even the basics of American civics (we are not a democracy) and jurisprudence (the SCOTUS and every other court rules on the legal merits, not on public opinion), you would understand why her making such a statement proves she is mentally unqualified to sit on the Supreme Court. We don't currently have a way to remove Justices who are addled, grossly ignorant about law, or just plain stupid. But thanks to Kagan, the need for such a way is now abundantly clear.

    Kagan has apparently never heard of Dred Scott, a publicly favored decision at the time it was written--but one so out of synch with our Constitution it was later soundly overturned. She is also apparently unaware that the SCOTUS must rule on the Constitutionality of a law or previous ruling, not on its popularity. She is correct that following the Rule of Law is dangerous for a democracy, and we can be thankful that we have a republic instead. A democracy is when 10 people gather to lynch 1 black man and everyone gets to vote. A republic is when 10 people gather to lynch 1 black man, and the law prevents them from lynching him.


2. Product Highlight

The Rocket Pen is a life-changer for students and adults with reading difficulties. Scan a word or line, and it not only reads to you but provides word definitions, word breakdown, and more to teach you to read (by "you" we mean the person you buy this for). The Rocket Pen Reader gives the reading-challenged their independence, whether reading from paper or screen (e.g., tablet, smart phone, computer).

Buy yours now, or buy as a gift

Main features and benefits:

  • Allows students or adults with reading difficulties to gain independence and reading fluency without stigma.
  • You scan, it reads to you.
  • Hear individual words and lines of text read aloud in natural voice.
  • Scans lines of text or individual words from almost any surface, not just paper. It can read the text on a computer, tablet, or phone.
  • Completely self-contained, no computer or Wi-Fi required to use the reading functions.
  • Comes ready to use, no setup process (but customization can easily be done).
  • Full 1.9 inch color touch screen, and simple physical buttons for screenless scan and read.
  • Multiple built-in dictionaries to search definitions including the New Oxford American Dictionary with Oxford Thesaurus of English (Americanized), Oxford American Children’s Dictionary with Oxford American Children’s Thesaurus, and English to Spanish dictionary.
  • Uses colors for the different fields, to improve the understanding of the dictionary definition.
  • Reading tutor functions include spelling, syllabication (how the word is "built"), and one word displayed in big font.
  • Syllables break for each word.
  • Direct lookup of phrasal verbs and idiomatic expressions (for example, get ahead, get along, keep on, keep off, look forward to).
  • Built-in speaker automatically mutes when earbuds are used, automatically unmutes when they aren't.
  • Meets FCC, ROHS, and CE standards.
  • Package includes ReaderPen, USB charging cable, Quick Start Guide, and earphones.

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Rocket Pen

The Rocket Pen Reader is an affordable, powerful reading assistant and reading tutor that erases the barriers created by dyslexia and other reading problems. It can be used privately in the classroom, avoiding stigma, thanks to the earbuds included in the kit (it can alternatively be used without earbuds).

How it teaches reading

Before the early 1980s, public schools relied on phonics to teach reading. This allowed any student to "sound out" a new, unfamiliar word and also recognize its root and thereby often grasp its meaning even without a dictionary. Then schools switched to the "Look See" method, which treated words as individual pictograms to memorize. The results were dismal, plummeting the USA from the top of the literacy ranks to the bottom among industrialized countries.

The Rocket Pen puts phonics back in.

It also adds a context-driven dictionary and a context-driven thesaurus, both powerful tools for improving reading skills. See the reading tutor functions in the chart below.

It is the answer

The Rocket Pen Reader is the answer for helping the reading-challenged in the classroom, special needs classes, home-schooling, and adult education. Because of its mobile-friendly design, you can carry it with you and use it anywhere. Not only does it read to you, it helps you learn to read (for example, by showing you the syllable breakdown and the definition). It is super easy to use, no need to watch a dozen videos to figure out what to do.

Based on the highly successful ReadingPen 2 and vastly superior to the cPen Reader Pen, the RocketPen is the latest generation in a reading tutor scanning pen. It is a quantum leap or two beyond anything else on the market. This amazing device retails for $499, sells for $399 on Amazon and, but is on sale now for a limited time only via our eBay store at only $379!

It beats the competition

Compare the Rocket Pen to the competition. The winner here is obvious:

Rocket Pen cPen Reader Orcam Read
Amazon Price 399 285 1990
Color touchscreen Yes No No
Words appear in large font Yes No No
Scans phones, tablets, etc. Yes No Yes
Scans blocks of text No No Yes
Color-coded dictionary Yes No No
Simple physical buttons Yes Yes Yes
Ergonomic for kids Yes No No
English and Spanish Yes Yes Yes
Verbal commands No No Yes
Auto trigger upon contact Yes Yes No
Easy menu navigation Yes No No
Manufacturer experience, yrs >25 6 <5
Product age Latest generation! 6 3




Reading Tutor Functions


Dictionary 1 New Oxford American Oxford Primary n/a
Dictionary 2 Oxford American Children’s n/a n/a
Thesaurus 1 New Oxford American Oxford Primary n/a
Thesaurus 2 Oxford American Children’s n/a n/a
Syllablication / word breakdown Yes No No
Hear word spelled out Yes No No
See word spelled out Yes No No
Part of speech Yes Yes No
Headword Yes Yes No
Pronunciation guide Yes No No
Idioms Yes No No
Quick Define feature Yes No No



3. Brainpower tip


Two observations about "libtard intelligence":

  1. In the 7 areas of intelligence tested by standard IQ tests, they fail miserably. In some cases, it's because they have the brains and are ideologically blocked from using them. In most cases, they are just that stupid.

  2. They treat other people as mere targets of their ideology. Rather than treat people with respect, they try to bully and abuse others into acquiescence. This behavior demonstrates a low EQ.

Thus we see that while libtards lack general intelligence, they also lack emotional intelligence. There is a common cause to both failings. It's a combination of insensitivity to new information (usually due to a lack of intellectual curiosity) and an inability to process what little information actually gets in (due to lack of practice using reasoning powers).

If we look at the cause of their low IQ and low EQ, we can draw lessons about how to raise our own or at least keep them from dropping.

Here are some IQ tips:

  • Sometimes when you come across something that you haven't seen or considered before, look into it. Why would this be true? Why would it not? How does it work? What are the downsides? What are the upsides? How could it be improved? This is intellectual curiosity at work. Whether a new corporate policy or some gizmo for your car, you can benefit by fully exploring it.

  • Trust the experts, but make sure they are experts. For example, Quacktor Fauci clearly showed he was no expert in epidemiology early on in the Scamdemic. The CDC, same thing. So they can't be trusted because they are not experts. They merely have opinions, and those opinions are usually wrong. Those of us who are intellectually curious saw this first.

  • Read. This is the number one way to build a repository of information. If you focus on a particular topic or area of interest, you can gain expertise in it. For example, obtain ten books on economics including at least two college texts and a For Dummies version.

Here are some EQ tips:

  • Celebrate differences instead of attacking people for being different. Libtards hate diversity, and thus are hateful toward people who don't share their narrow-minded, irrational ideology. Value other people and their beliefs. Value them because they are not carbon copies of you, rather than hating them for that reason.

  • Think of other people as people. Wow, what a concept! Libtards think of other people as viruses on planet earth, and thus are hateful toward other people. By respecting individuals as your default behavior toward them, you make them feel valued.

  • Look for the good in others, even if you have to look really hard. Libtards make up things about non-believers and then are even more hateful toward non-believers due to those fictions (Exhibit A, Donald Trump). many times, that obstinate coworker can become a real contributor because someone takes the time to see the good in that person.

4. Finance tip

The transition of the Democrat Party into the American Socialist Party began with Woodrow Wilson, who boldly stated the USA would not enter a European war if one got started. Of course, that statement tilted the perceived balance of power such that "a war that never would be" became World War I. Not content with that carnage, Comrade Wilson "negotiated" a peace treaty that guaranteed a second act in the blood-soaked drama. We call that World War II. Following a market downturn that was beginning to turn around, the Marxist known as FDR became POTUS. He took the Democrat Party, and the nation, deep into socialism. Both Congress and the SCOTUS let him do it. The consequences have been ugly.

But those consequences got far uglier during Hillary's sleazy campaign to remove President Trump from office. In the summer of 2020, Black Lives Manipulated engaged in an all-out insurrection that included fire-bombing occupied buildings, shooting police officers sitting in their patrol cars, looting stores, setting people's cars on fire, and brutally beating people at random. This, according to the socialists, was "peaceful protesting".

Following the coup that involved blatant and obvious election fraud, unarmed people who peacefully protested and accepted invitations from the capitol police to enter the capitol building have been slandered and libeled by the socialists as "insurrectionists". They have been denied due process and have been badly abused.

Ever since a mentally retarded pedophile illegally took the office of our duly elected president via obvious election fraud on a scale never before seen in this country, the nation has been subjected to one crisis after another. Our economic health has done a 180.

The upshot here is many people who formerly voted Democrat out of some dislike for Republicans are now registering as Republicans because there is no Democratic Party. There is only the American Socialist Party that calls itself the Democratic Party. And any real Democrats had better sit down and shut up, or they will be viciously attacked (Senator Sinema, a principled liberal, can attest to this).

In places like southern Florida, where entire counties saw a massive shift in party registrations all on the same day and in places like Kentucky where there are now more registered Republicans than registered Democrats for the first time in a very long time. This trend is happening across the country, because Joe Biden has taken the socialist lunacy to extremes. Other leading socialists such as Nancy Pelosi continue to make outrageous and insulting comments, alienating people every time they speak or write something.

The 100+ year reign of socialists in the USA has had only brief respites since it began. But now it is looking like this poverty-creating, hatred-based system is coming to an end. They have just gone too far, too fast. The Great Depression, two World Wars, and all the other sh** they pulled didn't get enough people mad enough at them. I believe it's because they were in serial crisis mode, creating and completing one crisis before going on to the next. Now they are in parallel mode, inflicting multiple crisis at once. And that changes everything.

You can help us, as a nation, stop the poverty-creating, hatred-based socialists. Here are some ways:

  • Mention inflation. Often.
  • Mention the price of fuel. Often.
  • Mention a shortage of this or that whenever you can inject that into a conversation.
  • Donate a few bucks to an election integrity effort. If you don't know of one, go here:
  • If you receive a video (or link to one) of something outrageous (such as Brainless Biden saying anything), help it go viral.
  • Go on YouTube and find videos that pillory Biden and help them go viral. Same thing for other topics, such as election fraud, fuel prices, and anything else you don't like about what the socialist regime is doing.
  • Find an honorable retired person in your neighborhood who can spend all of Election Day watching the polls for election fraud. Help that person get the process started.
  • Don't feel you need "common ground" to get along with socialists. There is no getting along with them.

Let me explain that last statement. Socialists engage in a form of emotional prostitution. They will be nice to you if you agree with them and validate their ideology. If you don't agree with them and validate their ideology, they start in with the name-calling and other forms of abuse. The approval of these people is not worth having. Their whole perception of life on earth is based in their toxic, delusional ideology. To them, it's not that they have one view and you have another. It's that unless you have their view, you are subhuman.

Most people are fairly ambivalent about politics. They see a mixed picture, not a pure ideology. In regards to D versus R, they see both sides but lean toward one or the other. If their friend leans the other way, they might debate things a bit but they won't let the disagreement become a wedge between them. They may even switch sides due to a particular candidate or issue; this is why a given Congressional district might have a Democrat for a few terms and then a Republican and then a Democrat again.

Socialists, by contrast, are fully immersed in their ideology. Instead of leading productive lives and valuing others, they lead lives where everything and everyone is filtered through the lens of their ideology. They are obsessed with it. Little, if anything, else matters to them. Especially not the consequences to others of socialist policies and certainly not the consequences of their own toxic behavior. You can't reason with them, because for them existence is totally ideological with no rationality in the mix. Instead of wasting your energy as if they care what you think or as if they care about reality in the slightest, ignore them and invest your (spare) energy into organized activities that can stop socialist expansion.

5. Security tip

The average self-identified Democrat believes that 57% of violent crimes involve firearms, while the average self-identified Republican believes that 37% of violent crimes involve firearms.

What do you think the actual number is?

According to the Department of Justice, where these statistics are collected, the actual number is less than 8%. That's right, over 92% of violent crimes do not involve a firearm. Despite this reality, the socialists have drummed up yet another firearm restriction bill. It's not just a stupid, pointless (from a crime prevention view) idea, it's a dangerous one. Every member of Congress knows it's dangerous, because not a single one of them has raised any objection whatsoever to the protection afforded them by the armed Capitol Police. Brainless Biden, who has been advocating this stupid legislation, has similarly not raised any objection to the fact his Secret Service detail is armed.

Why, then, is the average voter off by such a huge amount? The number that Democrats believe is nearly 7.5 times the real number. Even Republicans, who routinely exhibit far more sense (for example, they don't vote Democrat) believe a number that is about 5 times the real number.

When people are this badly misinformed, they are easily manipulated and controlled. And that is exactly why the lamestream media badly misinforms people who are trusting enough to listen to them, read their propaganda, or believe others who do one or both of the two. I had originally said "foolish" instead of "trusting", and am not sure the change is correct. What do you think?

Consider the "carnage at our schools". Since 1999, an average of 7 people per year have been killed in mass shootings in schools. This is about half the number of people killed each year in school buses (and other school transportation vehicles). We can arm teachers to drop the 7 people figure to perhaps 1 (the mass shooter), but libtards are totally against that. They are also eerily silent about the schools bus death toll, as if those things just happen when in fact vehicular deaths have known, preventable causes. But you can't take away self-protection tools if you spend your energy on addressing the larger of the two problems.

Let's consider something else. Between 1990 and 2020, the number of firearms in circulation more than doubled and many states made their gun laws less strict. By how much do you think murders and assaults involving firearms increased? Per libtard logic, it should have quadrupled. In reality, it decreased 50%. So we have the data, more guns = less "gun violence".

The libtard response is they just want to ban "assault weapons" by which they usually mean a .223 caliber rifle with a fancy stock (the AR-15), a weapon that is almost never used in crimes. They also like to mischaracterize it as a semi-automatic or fully automatic weapon due to a feature wherein if you hold the trigger down you get a 3 round burst. They say it can cut you in half or one shot will blow a lung out your back, even though this is basically just a .22 caliber firearm. In short, they have no clue what they are talking about. They are just talking. And they repeat absurdities without even subjecting them to the "smell test", something that would make any intelligent person's nose curl in response to these whopper lies.

  • Job One for us sane people is to totally ignore the lamestream media.
  • Job Two for us sane people is to gently "brain clean" other people whose minds have been filled with lamestream BS. Wear gloves!
  • Job Three for us sane people is to tell our misrepresentatives in Congress that less than 8% of violent crimes involve firearms and the only people made safer by leftwing gun laws are the violent criminals.

Let's get all three jobs done. Our safety and that of friends and family depend on this.


6. Health tip/Fitness tips

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

Lose weight, be strong, burn fat, gain muscle

The photos tell you something important about my credibility.

Statistics on 60th birthday, when these photos were taken:

  • Height: 6'0"

  • Wingspan: 6'1"

  • Weight: 148lbs

  • Bodyfat: Unknown, but well below what the Tanita scale says is 5%.

  • Waist: 29

  • Chest: 48

  • Arms: 15

  • Quads: 20

  • Max bench press: Unknown, but I do three sets of 12 reps with 150 lbs to warm up on chest day

  • Cholesterol: In normal range, on low side

  • Last illness: 1971

  • Last workout missed: Spring of 1977

  • Training days per week: 6

  • Type of training: Split routine, heavy on supersets

  • Meals per day: 7 on training days, 6 on rest day

  • Percent of diet that is processed food: 0

  • Amount of meat, wheat, corn, or soy eaten annually: 0

  • Number of eggs eaten per day: Between 8 and 10

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It's common advice to "do each set to the point of failure." That is not always good advice.

I start two of my training sessions with large compound movements. I treat these like athletic performances rather than training.

  • Legs: I do 4 sets of 8 reps of front squats, with 95lbs on the bar. This is a high weight considering what I weigh, but not as much as I "could" load on the bar. Taking this exercise to failure is very dangerous.
  • Chest: I do 4 sets of 8 reps of flat bench press, with slightly more than my body weight on the bar. This is another exercise where going to failure can mean going to the hospital.

Note that I can do that many reps at that weight because of decades of consistent training. I am not advising anyone to start at this level. Use a weight that will allow you to perform 4 sets of 8 in good form and without going to failure.

When you consider how many muscles are involved in each of these exercises, you realize the huge amount of metabolic stress is huge. Metabolic stress stimulates the production of testosterone. Front squats work just about every muscle below the sternum and the bench press works a significant portion of the muscles above the sternum. Can you see the logic of what I am doing, here?

Later in my leg workout, I take isolation exercises such as hamstring curls and leg extensions to failure. Those are safe to take to failure. Doing this adds muscle damage to the metabolic stress, completing two legs of the three-legged stool of stimulating the adaptive response. The third leg, time under tension, I get just by the sheer number of sets and exercises performed; hitting my quads with multiple types of squats (and doing r4 sets), for example.

In my chest and triceps workout, I follow those bench presses with flat dumbbell presses then inclined dumbbell presses. Do you see the pattern, here? There's more to this workout, of course. What I do is follow the creation of metabolic stress with muscle damage. I move enough weight enough times to get serious time under tension. Yep, I've got some triceps isolation exercises in there also.

With my shoulders, I take a different approach. I base everything on training the rear delts. So I start with upright rows using my lat pulldown machine (standing and pulling straight back) to really hit those rear delts. Four sets of this, however many reps I can do, and I've gotten metabolic stress, muscle damage, and time under tension in the first exercise. I follow that with standing lateral raises, again 4 sets. Then, finally, I do a compound exercise. Which you probably guessed needs to be something that hits the head not yet hit. I do 4 sets of overhead presses. Following that, another rear delt exercise. Then front raises mixed with lateral raises. Then another rear delt exercise, then lateral raises mixed with overhead presses. Then another rear delt exercise. I finish using light weights to pump out as many reps as I can of front raises and then as many standing lateral raises as I can do. Except for the finishing exercises, I get the muscle damage via intense reps in each exercise and I get the volume (for time under tension) by doing 4 sets of each of all those exercises. I do all of the exercises to failure on shoulder day.

Back and biceps begin with 4 sets of chin-ups, a compound exercise using only body weight. Near the end, I do 4 sets of pull-ups. Everything else is either some form of lat pull-down exercise or dumbbell curl exercise. I do all of the exercises to failure on back and biceps day, because those exercises are safe to fail on. Where control of the weight is essential to safety, I do not go to failure. I put that dangerous exercise at the front of my routine and use it to rack up metabolic stress.

What is the "point of failure", anyhow? It doesn't mean you can't do one more rep. It means you can't do one more rep in good form. You might cheat a bit to get that additional rep, but the cheating is a failure.

Let's also review these terms:

  • Metabolic stress. It's what your body feels when you do something very demanding physically. Isolation exercises don't create much metabolic stress, but compound movements do.
  • Muscle damage. When you put enough demand on a target muscle, you cause individual cells to explode and die. This stimulates the replacement of those cells and the building of additional ones. Compound movements should not be used to incur a high degree of muscle damage, due to the dangers involved. Use isolation exercises for that.
  • Time under tension. Just how many minutes total did you put a load on those muscles in each exercise and in the session? This doesn't mean a long session, if you take very short breaks between sets.

You can increase time under tension, for example by doing a lot of reps with low weight. But this takes you firmly out of the metabolic stress creation mode, so you won't get much of an adaptive response. You can maximize muscle damage by lifting only very heavy weights and doing very few reps. For normal humans, this isn't productive. Mike Mentzer could do it, but even among Mr. Olympia contenders he was a rarity to the nth degree. That kind of training also puts extreme wear on joints, tendons, and ligaments.

To ensure safety when you train to failure:

  • Tire yourself with compound exercises at the outset of the session. You will have to reduce the weight, which means less stress on joints, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Take only very short breaks between sets.
  • Stack sets. For example, do a set of hamstring curls followed immediately by a set of leg extensions. Rest maybe 20 seconds, then do repeat. Do this twice more for a total of 4 sets each.
  • Use the pre-exhaustion technique. For example, tire the shoulder with lateral raises and then do shoulder presses. The presses will be very difficult even though you have to use less weight to do them versus not doing the lateral raises first.


  1. Never go to the point of failure unless you can fail safely. You can't fail safely while performing a compound exercise.
  2. Failure means inability to do one more rep in good form. Doing reps in bad form means compensating with other muscles or with momentum, neither of which increases any of the three factors that produce the adaptive response.
  3. Always remember that the real value in training is keeping your body strong and healthy. Training injuries do not contribute to that goal.

At, you'll find plenty of informative, authoritative articles on maintaining a lean, strong physique. It has nothing to do with long workouts or impossible to maintain diets. In fact:
  • The best workouts are short and intense.
  • A good diet contains far more flavors and satisfaction than the typical American diet.

7. Factoid

Dystopia never progresses to utopia, no matter how ardently "progressives" assert that it does. The only real progress, socially and economically, has come from capitalism not socialism. Else, all socialist countries would have long ago surpassed capitalist countries in the standard of living rather than being the cesspools of poverty that they are (or, as in the case of the Scandinavian countries, are rapidly becoming).

8. Thought for the Day

Is any ideology that massively increases poverty and human suffering, no matter how many times it has been tried, acceptable? Socialism is such an ideology.


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The purpose of this publication is to inform and empower its readers (and save you money!). The views expressed in this e-newsletter are generally not shared by socialists or other brainwashed individuals. That's because those fools live in an alternate reality and have not bothered to learn the basics of how life works. They cannot do basic math, cannot apply logic, and cannot be bothered to learn the basic facts relevant to any topic that they are passionate about.

Except where noted, this e-newsletter is entirely the work of Mark Lamendola. Anything presented as fact can be independently verified. Where sources are not given, they are readily available to anyone who makes the effort. Mark provides information from either research or his own areas of established expertise. Sometimes, what appears to be a personal opinion is the only possibility when applying sound logic--reason it out before judging! (That said, some personal opinions do appear on occasion).

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