Question from a reader : CrossFit/BBS/HIT | TDL Podcast

Short podcast answering questions from a reader in regards to Crossfit, Body by Science, and high intensity training.

Total length 24:20.

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About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at and

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5 Responses to Question from a reader : CrossFit/BBS/HIT | TDL Podcast

  1. brad March 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Hey Anthony, great podcast.

    My questions would be:
    What do you think about general knowledge? Many people think its very important and is necessary for a grown up individual.

    And are you also interested in learning new stuff? You have a ton of content on your site and i think you are interested in many things.


    • Anthony Dream Johnson March 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

      Hey Brad

      If I’m understanding your question correctly (and I may podcast about this), I am a huge fan of “general knowledge”, in a “generalist” sense specifically.

      Arthur Jones was a great example of this, and I practice this in my own life, as evidenced by the diversity of topics on this blog, and my primary business, The 21 Convention.

      It’s important to gain a significant understanding of topics that interest you, independent of how connected or related they are.

      Yes I have an interest in learning “new stuff”, although for me, it’s an automatic extension of living life with self-esteem, and an active mind.

      I don’t have to open up new topics on purpose because I am constantly doing so by default.

  2. Ondřej March 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Hey Anthony,
    I’d like to say that HIT and Daygame helped me immensely, really cornerstones of my life now, but I believe Paleo is not the way to go. I just read Matt Stone’s 12 Paleo Myths and it’s a great book if you still insist Paleo is the way to go. Good to challenge beliefs sometimes. I think “optimal” diet is actually a lot simpler than Paleo. And who knows, you might even gain more mass:-) Anyway, Matt Stone would be a great conference guest, along with Alan Aragon.

  3. Ondřej March 17, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    The book explains how people have early success on Paleo and then start to tweak things as they get worse, especially cutting carbs. Pretty much what happened to me. By the way, Diet Recovery 2 is even better read. Best diet book I’ve ever read, and I’ve read the Primal Blueprint, It Starts With Food, Eat Stop Eat, Low Carb books by Volek/Finney…all now seem to be kind of fad, although well intentioned.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson March 17, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

      Hey Ondrej

      I like what I believe McGuff’s approach is … don’t be so quick to abandon paleo.

      In counter-conventional wisdom land, it’s easy to attack what has some level of success, like the paleo diet, and search for the new super-secret-diet, or equivalent.

      I’ve seen guys do this (myself included) a hundred times in pickup-land, when the new fad hits, the old “fad” is fast abandoned. While I am not doubting that Matt has some greats things to say, I have questioned in the past what type of contrarian Matt Stone is.

      A contrarian in the pursuit of truth, or a contrarian for contrarian’s sake.

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