The 13 Minute Workout: How to Maintain Your Physique with Minimal Time Spent

 [How I cut my total workout time in a third and even put on a lot of muscle.]

If you had asked me one year ago, “Ludvig, could you maintain your body by spending a third of the time in the gym, and barely even getting sore?” I would have flat out told you no.

Now, I’m not so sure.

Is it possible to put on weight, gain muscle, and stay in shape without adhering to long conventional workout routines? This has been the case for me the past 6 months.

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The Thoreau Test: Can You Live on 6 Weeks’ Work?

“For more than five years I maintained myself thus solely by the labor of my hands, and I found, that by working about six weeks in a year, I could meet all the expenses of living. The whole of my winters, as well as most of my summers, I had free and clear for study.”

~Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau could live on 6 weeks of serious work per year.

Most likely, you cannot.

Because inflation has ruined your purchasing power and the median salary has not risen enough to compensate for this.

Also, taxes have increased. So you have to work a lot more.

To put that in perspective:

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How I Doubled My Creative Output for Less Than $30

The most important thing I’ve done for improving my life was creating my commonplace system.

Second to that, learning about the concept of Biological Prime Time (BPT) and structuring my days to do the most important work in those 3-4 hours.

Now, for this simple advice I’m about to share with you, it doesn’t rank as high, but it requires little effort and only a small cost.

Still, it might be the biggest life improvement I’ve made in the past 6 months.

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My Top Lessons from 2016

2016 ludvig sunström travels

Current Inspirations:

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First Ever English Episode of 25 Minuter: Interview with the Multi-Talented Edmund Lowman

25 min google+I’ve been asked by lots of SGM readers (and other English speaking people) about 25 Minuter, the podcast I do together with Mikael Syding.

Unfortunately, all of our episodes are in Swedish. Until just now. . .

We just put out our first ever episode in English. Continue Reading…

Pounce on Opportunity & Sacrifice for Success (U.S Travels + Vlog w/ Kyle Eschenroeder of StartupBros)

Mariott Idyllic view again -- StartupBros Import EmpireIt was my 5th day of the StartupBros Import Empire event and I was staying at the Marriott [as pictured above].

The Ritz-Carlton–where we stayed for the first 4 days–is better. It costs $350/night, for normal folks. . .
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Success is Hard: 7 Evolutionary Mismatches You Must Overcome

evolutionary mismatch - blakeThe other day I was at an alumni event from my university. It was really good, and I met some interesting, accomplished people.

–All of them twice my age or more.

There were maybe 80 people at the event, and I was the youngest one in attendance. I benefited greatly from this contrast.

Two other guys under 30 stood by themselves at a table all night, poundingContinue Reading…

Enter the Gauntlet

Ienter the gauntletn medieval Japan there was something called Musha shugyō: a samurai’s path to mastery.

Here’s how it used to work. . .

A young man, wanting to become a samurai, embarked on a journey–like a religious pilgrimage, a rite of passage–in order to test his mettle, learn strategy, challenge other warriors in duels, and build his skill set.

The purpose of Musha shugyō was to harden the young man; to hone his abilities until heContinue Reading…