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39 Ways to Not be Like Everyone Else

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Motivation

39 ways to not be like everyone elseThe problem with being like everyone else is that everyone else sucks.

My advice is not to do it…

How do you start your day each morning?

Do you angrily smash the alarm clock and roll out of bed exhausted, dreading another day doing what you hate?

Or do you spring up fresh and well rested because you went to sleep before 11pm like you know you should, and get excited to tackle another day doing what you love?

What about your workout regimen?

Do you do focus on big compound lifts, bodyweight exercises, strongman training and avoid sissy movements that drop your testosterone levels?

Do you keep a detailed log book and track your progress week after week, year after year?

Do you stick with a program for longer than a week? Or are you just constantly in search of the next magic bullet?

When it comes time for cardio do you hop on the elliptical or stair climber or do you go find a hill and sprint up it until your heart beat is visible through your hooded sweatshirt? Or do a killer finisher that would strike fear in the hearts of most.

There’s always an easy way out.

You can always live a life of mediocrity and unhappiness and do what everyone else does.

Or you can choose to not be like everyone else. You can choose the road less traveled.

How do you do that?

Here are 39 ways that would be a good start.

1)    Eat only organic produce and organic, grass fed meat. Avoid any factory farmed meat and conventionally grown produce when possible.

2)    Eliminate sugar from your diet. Fruit doesn’t count.

3)    Cut out all processed foods.

4)    Dairy, soy, wheat, and sugar are inflammatory for the majority of people. Get rid of them.

5)     But feel free to cheat occasionally. You’ve gotta have a life.

6)    Don’t piss away all your money on bogus, bullshit supplements.

7)    Drink lots of water.

8)    Cut out all other beverages. Except for high quality coffee.

9)    Stop eating six meals a day. That’s so 1998. Push your breakfast back an hour or two, go longer between meals, eating lightly during the day and feast at night. This is the essence of The Renegade Diet.

10)    Get to bed by 10:30 or 11pm.

11)    Have a routine that helps you wind down each night. Lower the lights, read, etc.

12)    Get off of the computer at least two hours before bed. The screen over stimulates your pineal gland and messes with your ability to sleep.

13)    Buy the most expensive mattress and sheets you can afford. It’s where you spend a third of your life.

14)    Use big compound barbell lifts, gymnastics and strongman exercises to create a well rounded, functional, strong, muscular physique.

15)    Stop over thinking and stressing about every aspect of your training and nutrition.

16)    Train heavy (but in a safe manner). I can never say this often enough.

17)    Stick with one training system for longer than a week. Program hopping, ADD and information overload are the primary reasons people don’t make progress these days.

18)    Put all of your efforts into a few things that actually make a difference, instead of trying a million options that all do next to nothing.

19)    Find a way to get focused. Somehow, some way. Most people have zero focus and thus zero control of their lives. Don’t be another multitasking, confused, out of control, getting nowhere fast member of society. We have more than enough of those.

20)   Don’t replace real strength training with some clown like “metabolic conditioning” workout because you think it will help you lose fat faster. It won’t.  You lift weights to get bigger, stronger and more explosive. Remember that.

21)    Keep a training journal. Record everything. Always try to improve, slowly,  over time. Not necessarily workout to workout but over months and years.

22)    Do hill sprints.

23)    Pick up and carry or drag heavy shit.

24)    Get at least 20 minutes of sunlight per day without sunscreen. To make up for the lack of sun during the winter take some vitamin D.

25)    Floss daily.

26)    Eliminate excess clutter and bullshit from your life. Cluttered mind/home = cluttered mind. You can’t focus or get shit done when you have too much crap everywhere. The stuff you own really does end up owning you. Get rid of what you don’t need. Think minimalism…

27)    Have sex three times per week, minimum. Preferably with hot chicks.

28)    Never allow yourself to get above 15% bodyfat.

29)    Never allow your conditioning to slip too much. Always stay in shape.

30)    Meditate. I started doing this with the Holosync CD’s back in 2008 and the difference it’s made in my life is mind blowing.

31)    Play a sport or perform some type of fun physical activity once in a while, even if just on weekends with friends. Hike, surf, play volleyball, tennis, flag football, swim, whatever…

32)    Read a book. In fact, read lots of books. Aim for at least two per month.

33)    Never hang out or associate with negative people. Cut them out of your life permanently.

34)    Check email and watch TV far less often than you do right now.

35)    Remember people’s names and say them often.

36)    Never hate or be jealous of anyone. It takes too much energy; energy that could be used to better your life.

37)    Listen to Public Enemy.

38)    Break the rules and do whatever the hell you want once in a while.

39)    Read this site daily.

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141 Responses to 39 Ways to Not be Like Everyone Else

  1. Kirpal December 26, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    I about 90% of what you listed already. Especially the last one.

  2. James December 26, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    Can you explain 19? Are you saying there is something wrong with using weights for conditioning and fat loss, stuff like barbell complexes?

    • Jason Ferruggia May 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

      I like strength training for strength and size, diet and sprints for fat loss.

  3. Charles December 26, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    Unfortunately I was too tired too read this because I went to bed too late and needed some coffee first. Great advice. Sometimes the simple things need repeating.

  4. Belton Lubas December 26, 2010 at 10:04 am #

    Yes sir…

  5. Chris S December 26, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    Amen Jay. A great list and a great way to live life.

    Important not to let that conditioning slip in the dead of winter. It’s especially tough when you don’t have a prowler to keep it fun. Gotta become a master of the jump rope.

    Tackle one thing at a time until they are all on track and you can’t go wrong. Especially number 27.

    My addition to the list:

    “Get out of your comfort zone, try new things and have fun doing it.”


    • Jason Ferruggia December 30, 2010 at 3:53 pm #

      @Chris S: I like that addition.

      @Kevin Kuzia- Word.

      @James- True.

      @Stephane- Tough call. Try to limit them to a few days per week.

      @Chris- Thanks brotha.

      @Shaun- I’ll post that on soon.

      @Tyr- A little hooch once in a while, all in good fun, aint gonna kill ya.

  6. Kevin Kuzia December 26, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    37 – Amazing how such an awful habit is so hard for so many people to break. It really does drain the life right outta ya.

    38 = truth. Every time I put them on (like as I type this), I am still amazed by how good it is… but I also get freaked when I think that “Lost At Birth” is almost 20 years old now. Wow…

  7. James McGuigan December 26, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    40. use a foam roller before a workout

  8. Stephane Robert December 26, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Great list…Just have one question.

    You mentioned to get rid of legumes as they are inflammatory. What If you’re sticking with a plant based diet?

  9. Joey G December 26, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    Haha run hill sprints until its beating out of your hooded sweatshirt fuckin love it lets gooo

  10. Marcos December 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm #

    Didn’t know the legumes were inflammatory I like my peas, beans and lentils. Something to keep in mind.

  11. Charles Ramsay December 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    Big Up to Public Enemy

  12. Chris Mccombs December 26, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    Aweome blog post bruddha, love it…. “preferably with hot chicks” … Awesome

  13. TONY P December 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    Yes sir!

  14. Raymond - ZenMyFitness December 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    All good stuff that builds a quality life I like to think most of them I at least aim for.
    I’ll have at look at (38) right now.
    I’ll definitely show (27) to my wife but she probably just say “Good Luck”!

  15. Chase Karnes December 26, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    Great stuff, Jason!

  16. shaun mcdonald December 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    fucking awesome big yin. alot of new years resolutions in there. some of which i have taken up recently.

    Bass! How low can you go?

    5 books we should all read… preferably non strength related.


  17. Scott R. December 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm #


    You posted a while back that you were going to try and hit the 18 inch mark with your arms while the same time lose weight. Just curious to how that goal is going or if you did it? If I was going to try and do that, where would I or how would I incorporate that into the Triple Threat program?

    Thanks, and Happy New Year

  18. shaun mcdonald December 26, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    don’t train your arms directly you vain man :P

  19. Týr December 26, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    Hello Jason,

    First of all, thanks to share your knowledge with the world.

    I agree with most of the ways you proposed, but I have doubts on the number 7. It’s only good the green tea? what about others like red, white…? And why it’s acceptable drinking vodka , scotch and whiskey? I thought drinking alcoholic beverages was not a good choice.


  20. Blake December 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    Regarding #4, legumes inflammatory, WTF? Do you mean just soybeans, peanuts, and peas, or all legumes and beans period? Since I recently became a vegan, I have been forcing myself to eat more beans. Damn it.

  21. Tyler English December 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Classic Ferruggia!

    • Jason Ferruggia December 30, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

      @Tyler English: Haha. Word.

      @Abdiel- Yes.

      @Stephen- Great to hear. Thanks man.

      @Andy Campbell- And you know this.

      @Elliot- Good point.

      @Claudia- Haha. I wouldn’t go that far but I do very much appreciate the kind words. Happy New Year to you.

      @Niel and Julie- Awesome.

      @Latif- No doubt.

  22. Abdiel Rodriguez December 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    I would like to know more about #19. I mean, is weight training inappropiate as a main tool for fat loss? Circuit training, complexes, short rest periods, kettlebell training, etc?

  23. Abdiel Rodriguez December 26, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    By the way, I must say you are a brave man! I have been preaching a lot against coffe and the six-to-ten-meals-per-day as habits that have a detriment effect on health for close to 8 years! And I know that saying so turn automatically lot of people agaisnt you. But now I don’t feel alone. Keep it up bro!

  24. Stephen December 26, 2010 at 6:08 pm #

    This is great. I’ve been reading Jason’s work for about 18 months and have made more progress over that time (in and out of the gym) than the previous 6 years. Whenever someone asks me for advice on training I point them to this website. There is no BS around here, for sure. That’s hard to find these days.

  25. Kasey Brown December 26, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    Not sure I would agree with everything listed here. Most expensive mattress and bed sheets? I sleep on the floor. Our ancestors did…

    There’s other things on this list I could write half a dozen blog posts on…

    It does make a person think.

    • nisch December 28, 2010 at 3:16 am #

      @Kasey Brown: Do you sleep better on the floor? How did you get the idea? I may give it a try.

  26. Britt December 26, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    Wicked post!

    Since you advised us to read more can you list your top suggestions? How about the 24 must reads for 2011.

    Look out Oprah!

  27. Vaclav Gregor December 27, 2010 at 6:29 am #

    That’s a great list of “rules”. I feel energized almost every day and I do everything that you have listed here exept your “nutrition style”, because I watch only my calories it just works better for me.
    Good that you have listed holosync meditation, it’s a great program.

    btw I like this one:
    39) Read this site daily.

  28. Andy Campbell December 27, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    #38 bears repeating – listen to Public Enemy.

  29. Kyle Battis December 27, 2010 at 7:30 am #

    Great Stuff Jason!


    PS -Public Enemy rocks… ;-)

  30. Elliott Hulse December 27, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    I’m a check on everything here Jay… except:

    25) Floss daily.

    who needs teeth anyway? ;)

  31. JC Dallas December 27, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    Good list, but…
    Unless you are getting your produce and meat from a local “grass management” farmer you are buying from the industrial food companies even if it does say “organic” on the the label. Check it out.
    Even clear hard liquor like scotch has been proven to contribute to belly fat more than beer or wine and that beer is much more nutritious ( potasium etc.) calorie for calorie.
    The business about dairy being inflamatory is bogus. There is no scientific study in the literature supporting this.
    Properly programmmed metabolic weight training can contribute to fat loss as well as muscle density and strength. Metabolic training AKA endurance strength training is an important component of a total strength training.
    Finally, if you live in NJ and other northern states ( I lived NJ for 8 years) the sun is not strong enough in the winter to creat vitamin D. Take a good supplement (6000 mg.) so that you are not standing naked in the snow. Sorry about that last shot but come to Dallas and get a sun tan in February while we are removing the winter flower and planting the spring flowers.

  32. Claudia Hall Christian December 27, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Happy New Year, Jason. You’re such a blessing to the world. Thank you for everything you give – even when you don’t want to. May the new year bring you everything you desire.

    And let me know how I can help! :)

  33. Niel Rishoi December 27, 2010 at 10:37 am #

    By George Bernard Shaw: “This is the true
    joy in life: being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty
    one, being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown to the scrap heap,
    being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of
    ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to
    making you happy.”

  34. Julie Horton December 27, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    Sing and dance with a passion in your living room at least once a week

  35. Rajat December 27, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    Beautiful Jason…I am gonna get this page printed and paste0 it up on my bedroom wall…:)..Thanks

  36. Dan December 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Hill sprints are great but do suicides as well, oh and consistency, it can’t be stressed enough!

  37. Jason - Muscle Building and Fitness Workouts December 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Good stuff, never heard about the computer before bed. I often get into bed with my computer.

  38. Latif December 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    #38 Shut Em Down should be on everyone’s ‘Top 5 of All Time’ song list.

  39. Aaron December 27, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Can you explain intermittent fasting?

    • Jason Ferruggia December 30, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

      @Aaron: The very act of eating and digesting, no matter how healthy your diet, is stressful to the body. Therefore it’s best to give it extended breaks on a weekly or even daily basis. I will explain this in full detail in the future.

      @Louis- Yes they do.

      @Luka- Thank you very much.

      @Sean- Well, yeah. That kinda goes without saying.

      @Kirpal- Beans are beans. I just wouldn’t overdo it with them. But you can have them a few days a week.

      @Ryan- Everyone that I have ever spoken to that’s gotten off dairy has had the same experience. It’s an awesome feeling.

      @Ben- Thanks

      @Stephane- Drastically. I will explain in a future post.

      @Jamin- Good point. in that case I’d be all for it.

      @Nolan- Stairs are good. And I would also run on flat ground. Preferably with a sled or prowler.

  40. Blake Settle December 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    Two thumbs up

  41. louis December 27, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    Great list. My fav is about not program jumping I swear to many people have training ADD or something.


  42. Luka Hocevar December 28, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    As real as it gets.

    Getting there, still have quite a few to work on but reading your site keeps me on it.

    Good stuff Jay!


  43. Sean Hyson December 28, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    #40. Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And hear the lamentations of their women.

    But that’s more of a suggestion than a hard rule.

    • Barry Ise December 28, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

      @Sean Hyson: Love the Conan reference, greatest phrase ever uttered in a movie!

  44. Kirpal December 28, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    4) Dairy, soy, wheat, sugar, white flour and legumes are inflammatory. Get rid of them. (Legumes are the least offensive and can be eaten occasionally, however, if you can tolerate them.)

    Are black beans, pinto beans, red kidney beans okay, or are they inflammatory?

  45. Ryan December 28, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    The business about dairy being inflamatory is bogus. There is no scientific study in the literature supporting this.

    Said the same thing before giving it a try. Dairy in some form was present in almost every meal I had. Decided I’d take it out of my diet completely for 30 days to see if it actually made a difference. Within 2 weeks I was almost soreness free following workouts and haven’t bought dairy since.

  46. Ben Swogger December 28, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Awesome post! These are 39 fundamentals of life (especially number 39!)

  47. Stephane December 28, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    I’ve noticed you added to #4 that… “Legumes are the least offensive and can be eaten occasionally, however, if you can tolerate them.”

    Since we all know you’re a vegan and have recommended ample amounts of legumes as a great source of plant based protein, how has your own eating changed?

  48. Mike T Nelson December 29, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    Good stuff man! PE is where it is at for sure!

    rock on
    Mike T Nelson PhD(c)

  49. Nick Efthimiou December 29, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    I know you aren’t a “research guy” but can you elaborate on #4, and actually support this claim?

    • Anika December 30, 2010 at 8:40 am #

      @Nick Efthimiou:
      Monica Reinagel, a noted nutritional researcher, is the creator of the IF (Inflammation Factor) Rating™ system. Before creating her system, she spent years studying systemic inflammation, and compiled data from hundreds of different research studies. Her system considers the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effects of more than 20 separate nutrients. Early in 2006, Monica authored the book The Inflammation Free Diet Plan, which provides simple guidelines for using her system to plan your diet, and includes IF Ratings for 1,500 common foods.

      You can also learn more by visiting ~ Check it out! :)

  50. Jamin Thompson December 29, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    Does having sex with hot chicks count as “metabolic conditioning”? :D

    Great list bro!

  51. Joe Meglio December 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    Jason, you can also name this article 39 ways to be like Jason Ferruggia. Ha ha your the man!

  52. Nolan Ferraro December 30, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    #22 – I live in New Orleans where there are no hills. What would you recommend doing to replicate hill training in a place where there are no hills? Should I run up stairs at a stadium?

    • Jason Ferruggia December 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

      That works.

    • Brandon May 14, 2012 at 9:08 am #

      Nolan – You can use the levees out by The Fly, or the stairs in Tad Gormley stadium in MidCity. Or train at a place like Cypress Fitness. We do sled runs indoors which are a good alternative.

    • Brittany D May 16, 2012 at 6:49 am #

      I live in NOLA as well and i do hill training on the levees they are great and steep.

    • Justin May 17, 2012 at 2:24 am #

      Yes – preferably at a football stadium, taking the steps one at a time with really fast steps, up and down the aisles. This is part of your warm up.

  53. Tarmo December 31, 2010 at 6:31 am #

    how the hell i will go to sleep that early and no pc 2h before that <-pussy

    • Gebsy May 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      maybe you can try pussy before bed instead of your PC?

  54. rebecca January 2, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    great list. i’m on day 2 of no dairy, so can’t chime in on whether or not it will be beneficial for me, but i decided to give it up because it’s just another lazy addiction to a product that ideally we shouldn’t be consuming.

  55. Joe Caligiuri January 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    Love everything on this list except number 1. Says who? I’d rather spend $600 on 1000 count sheets than $7.99/lb on lettuce that a bird still took a dump on.

    • MOOSEcannoN May 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

      Organic food hasn’t had toxic herbicides and pesticides sprayed on it which is absorbed by the plants and ingested by you.

      Also, organic is not genetically modified, independent studies show that some GMO food (depends on the food) is nutrient deficient and can even stop you or your next generation from reproducing.

      The more ppl that buy organic, the bigger the market will grow and eventually will be cheaper than non-organic food

  56. nancy el January 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    call your Mom & Dad at least once a week. tell them thanks for the start they gave you.

  57. jonesy February 17, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    Man all this shit is true….i hear a lot of my high school football coach in you, great philosophy.

  58. JamieBu April 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Potato juice? You’re having a laugh aren’t you? I thought that shit was toxic- separated with deisel oil, nice!

  59. Jorge December 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    I know this is an old post, but how do you manage to get #27 and #9 down.
    I’m a college student and can’t seem to get my share of fun, and how much will my testosterone be boosted once i get that down?

  60. Craig L. March 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Been following you for several months now Jay. I have to say I’m disappointed it took me so long to come across this article.

    I posted it to my personal Facebook page a minute ago and already have several comments. Everybody enjoys a list of tangible actions they can take to improve their quality of life, which is exactly what you have provided.

    Thanks for the timely read – even if it is more than a year old :)

  61. Stew rogers April 10, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    Very impressed with MGS system, but some of this information contradicts. The system says eat every 2-3 hours but this information says about fasting. Can i fast one day a week and still get the gains i want? Excellent program so far though.

    • Till May 14, 2012 at 8:14 am #

      Stew: Hate to say it, but MGS is full of stuff Jason does not advocate anymore. eat small meals, eat low-fat dairy, tofu recipes in the meal plans… An update would be useful.

      • Brian May 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

        Agreed. I thought the same after I read MGS.

  62. Chad Cook May 4, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    you say to check my email less often..? but then how will i read yours :P?

  63. Hafiz May 14, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    Thanks. Really well written.

  64. Brandon Cook May 14, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Ferruggia for President! 8)

  65. Usman May 14, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    awesome post. just number 26 the link to minimalism program is incorrect.

  66. Jason Lake May 15, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    Nice list… thanks.

  67. justin paul May 15, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    Sex three times a week? Yeah, we can all tell who just got married and doesn’t have kids!

  68. Linda Osborn May 15, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    I think it is great that you re-post this now and again. It is easy to fall off the wagon and a poke in the arm helps. I just need to be more minimalistic about my vodka.

  69. Joy May 15, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    Amen Jason-The USMC will ingrain early morning conditioning pretty quickly. I loved every moment in the Crucible because it tests you both mentally/ physically- I love heavy lifting and my MMA coaching/ Conditoning-if there is any morning I wake up and I’m not ready strike, lift, grapple,’s time to dig the grave! Great post- keep it coming!

  70. Cindy Belliveau Palmer May 15, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    Include your best bud in this equation … Jesus Christ… Happy life-building!

    • iRaTe_pAtRiOt / Jordan July 8, 2013 at 6:04 am #

      Agree 100%!

  71. Allison May 15, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    I Loved reading this list!! I’ll have to check out this page more often! And as for #27 Hot chicks like to have sex 3X a week with hot Guys… Remeber that guys. lol =)

  72. Stephanie Bantz May 15, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    Excellent article. Last year started getting fit, finally started eating better also, huge difference. I actually get meaner when I don’t work out. I started giving my husband crap about being a wimp and now we both do SEALFIT at our local Crossfit gym. You are awesome.

    • Jason Ferruggia May 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

      Ha. Thanks Stephanie. My mood takes a nose dive when I don’t train as well.

  73. Alex May 15, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Fruit counts

  74. Elwood May 15, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    this manifesto intrigued me. when I read “listen to Public Enemy” I was convinced. It’s evident that every step on this list will improve your health and spirit. Thanks Jason….

  75. Shantell Powell May 15, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    So I need to become a lesbian?

  76. Gk May 15, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    Great post! I’m printing it now and hanging it up. I do allot of it but should do all of it.

  77. Ben Owen May 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    Jason…I notice you say ‘preferably with hot chick’S…not a hot chick….are you suggesting multiple sex partners…at the same time?…If so you have risen further in my opinion

    • Jason Ferruggia May 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

      Ben- You got that straight. I didn’t even realize any other options existed.

  78. dhartle May 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    I always thought diary (greek yogurt, eggs, and milk) was a solid source of protein. I’m surprised it was recommended to cut them out

  79. Dan May 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Have sex three times per week, minimum. With only your wife.

  80. bigmeat May 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Following this will only upset your stomach gastric juices

  81. Daniël Niks May 16, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    Hahaha… This list is how I live my life. Or at least try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  82. Deb May 16, 2012 at 3:32 am #

    Great now I must follow these rules

  83. EG May 16, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    If you can stay awake until 11pm, you’re doing it wrong

  84. Gonzo May 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I’m ALL about #38. Chuck D, baby!

  85. FFF May 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm #


  86. Victoria May 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    I just pinned this. Women everywhere should be reading this shortly. With a few tweaks here and there, this can totally apply to us ladies. Love it!

  87. Christian May 17, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Looks like an old friend of mine, Drew DiPasquale… probably isn’t though.

  88. Ben Edwards May 18, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    Excellent list Jason! I’ve been a regular reader of your blog for a while but I’m always struck by how entertaining you make it – while still giving away a ton of information that you could be charging for if you wanted to.

    Ben Edwards

  89. Ben Linford May 19, 2012 at 6:09 am #

    Great list, Jason.
    More of us need to make sacrifices in life.
    The past is one of our best assets.

  90. olli-otto May 21, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    Great stuff there, still some bullshit lines but the overall is good. Common sense. Ü

  91. Jonica May 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    I look forward to seeing the list for women. I like the list as is but am not really into “chicks”.

  92. Eric June 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Great article, stray from “normal” and be great!

  93. John June 14, 2012 at 6:20 am #

    Goin on my fridge.

  94. /application July 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    I’ve been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  95. GALO October 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Great list. Simple, effective and seldom adhered to. 

  96. safe November 27, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    i like what your saying and you sounds like real deal kind of guy and now days to many fake people and say whatever to sell bullshit even if they dont use it or do it by them self! i want to see what else you have to say!

  97. thg November 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    so great
    I try to follow them all

    but one of them…
    I wake up so hungry… am I not eating enough at night??

  98. glen chaytor December 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    i read this article at least once a week…jason ferruggia is the man…

  99. glen chaytor January 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

    i read this article on a regular basis…it reaffirms what is important to me…thank you jason…

  100. Trevor February 23, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    Is Wu-Tang Clan or NWA an acceptable substitute for Public Enemy? Or how about the Beastie Boys?

  101. Joe Giustino March 28, 2013 at 8:25 am #

    Thank u coach, I look forward to your posts everyday. I find many parallels in our lives and your words keep me moving forward.

  102. glen chaytor April 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    i read this one regularly…love it…reaffirms my approach to training and life in general…as always…thanks jason…

  103. Bob Ayala May 2, 2013 at 4:41 am #

    Jason I am a new member to your site and I enjoy all on it especially being a 49 yr male …If I may be so bold for #40: take a deep hit off that bowl of sticky…Egg Tpa Fl

  104. Jamie June 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    This is a really inspiring 39 aspects of life that everyone should achieve. Its the real way people should live.
    Thank you.

  105. iRaTe_pAtRiOt / Jordan July 8, 2013 at 8:15 am #

    Will do!
    All except for #27…
    I’m gonna stick with One Hot Chic. My wife! =)
    Also, does more than 3x a week for #27 count as adhering to number #38? haha =P
    As for music, give Demon Hunter or Project 86 a try. Great for workouts…or just listening to whenever!
    Thanks again Jason!

  106. Frank Supinski October 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Great advice here.

  107. Larry Clay December 19, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    My favorite tip is “listen to public enemy”… Haaaa! Nothing like good ol’ Flava Flav to get your life back in line.
    Great post as always Jason… Thanks

  108. Tom Hofman November 13, 2014 at 5:17 am #

    Great advice Jason, thanks for sharing! Just followed you on Twitter too ;)

  109. GTG January 17, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

    Dear Jason,

    Thanks for staying positive and keeping it real.
    I went from one pull-up three years ago to 30 straight with your column.
    You have to keep reinventing yourself and staying optimistic and positive

    God Bless!