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Episode: #17 Pete Rubish on how to tap into your inner animal and become a beast in the gym

Who: Today’s guest is Pete Rubish. Pete is a passionate powerlifter, who is 242-pound competitive raw powerlifter with his best total being 2028lbs at 240.4lbs bodyweight. Pete is an inspiration to me and his form videos have caused massive improvements in my own lifts. In this interview, we discuss how to find your inner motivation and intensity and go from being a beginner to a great in the gym.


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What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • How he went from training in his basement to a legend in the powerlifting community
  • Why passion is so important in choosing what you want to do in life
  • What he thinks makes a good man
  • How he started powerlifting and why it resonates with him compared to other sports
  • Where his intensity, motivation, and passion for lifting comes from
  • How he plans out his training to recover from an injury and to be a successful powerlifter
  • What you need when picking a gym
  • How he would advise a gym newbie start training
  • Why some Personal Trainers and Coaches fail
  • How you should set your goals in the gym (and the time frame)
  • Where you can find your own animalistic passion for lifting weights
  • How you can get back into shape and into the gym or how you can reignite your love with the gym
  • What his biggest learning experience in the gym has been and how it has changed him
  • The best recovery methods for powerlifting
  • Why you need to listen to your body over your mind
  • How you can build consistency in the gym and avoid burning out, how to make the gym work for you and your goals
  • How he builds to a PR attempt
  • How to develop your mental toughness
  • His take on training partners and how you can find a good one
  • How you can get a great diet without going mad
  • How he ensures he has time for his girlfriend and his four-legged life partner
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • Ramit’s website: Iwillteachyoutoberich
  • The main training myth that he hates
  • Who he’d invite to his dream dinner party
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him



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Dear Next Level Guy,

Love The Chapar. Now Own The Business.

I am excited to announce The Chapar will, as of Friday, 5th May, be launching a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. We are raising £1,000,000. We’d like to invite you to take part and own a bit of this fastly expanding company.

The Chapar offers:

  • Expertly, Handpicked Outfits Just For You.
  • Free Delivery & Returns On Orders.
  • Delivery To Home or Work
  • Easy To Use
  • Dedicated Stylist
  • Pay For What You Keep


How the Chapar works:

Wear premium clothes without the hassle of trawling the internet or the high street.
1.Have a 10-minute phone call with a stylist.
2.Receive what they’ve chosen for you in 3–5 days.
3.Try on your stylist’s picks at home.
4.Keep what you love and we’ll collect the rest for free.


Why should you invest?

We’ve enjoyed rapid growth in our business, over 120% year on year, and we need to aggressively invest to keep pace with this phenomenal demand.

With already 120,000 members, we’re on a mission to make The Chapar one of the biggest and most respected names in men’s style.

Crowdcube, the world’s leading investment crowdfunding platform, allows you to invest in and own part of The Chapar from as little as £10.

I wanted to contact you, to invite you to participate in our exciting future. Your investment will give you equity in our business, meaning as we continue to grow so will your investment. Along with this, there are additional rewards and up to 50% tax relief available under the EIS tax incentive.


How can you find out more?

If you’re interested in hearing more, please get in touch via or visit:
We would truly appreciate your support and in having you as an integral part of this next exciting chapter in The Chapar story.

Now is the time to join in this amazing opportunity.

Yours stylishly,

Sam Middleton
Founder of The Chapar

Together, we are changing the way men shop.


Further information

Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital. Please #InvestAware.

The Chapar Promise.

We’re here for one reason: to help you find great clothes without the hassle of going shopping. There’s no commitment, no delivery costs, and you only pay for what you keep. Plus, our prices are the same as on the high street.

Chester House
Fulham, London


The Basics

Episode: #16 Darya Rose on how small changes to your diet can drastically improve your life

Who: Today’s guest is Darya Rose, who is the creator of the health upgrade website Summer Tomato, holds a PhD in Neuroscience and is the author of the awesome Foodist book.  Today we discuss all things food and health related, and how subtle changes to our approach to food can change our lives in a dramatic way.


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What we cover:

  • Who she is
  • Foodist
  • Summer tomato
  • Is what we eat, really something that we should worry about?
  • How food affects you mentally, physically and emotionally?
  • The biggest challenge we face with food in the modern world
  • Where most people go wrong trying to lose weight
  • Why you should pick ‘real food’ over processed food
  • What affects the foods we eat
  • The changes that happen to you when you switch to real foods
  • The easiest way to switch to eating better and real foods
  • More effective ways to shop to save your money and health
  • Why it is so difficult to get the ideal diet but there are ideal eating guidelines that anyone can implement to eat better and be better
  • How to tell what real hunger is and when it’s something else causing it
  • Why you should really look at what your eating and how it can make such a big difference to your life
  • Her top three tips for someone to improve their health right now
  • Why diets suck – why you should look to add rather than subtract to succeed
  • Simple things you can do to help improve your health, little things to make big changes
  • Why most people struggle with cooking when they try to become healthier
  • What ‘food moralizing’ is and why it is a terrible way to do things
  • The times that trying to eat healthier is the worst time to learn and when you can succeed
  • What is the ‘Mindful Meal Challenge’ and why it can change your eating habits dramatically
  • How she deals with the ‘Fast Break’ questions
  • Why you should never roast a chicken near Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss
    Tim Ferriss
  • The Random Show
  • What she thinks about when eating a mushroom
  • What she thinks you should check out on her site first
  • Why she is not a big fan of ‘The Biggest Loser’
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How to keep in touch with her
  • So much more

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Episode: #15 Kyle Ingham on manhood and how you can learn the lost ‘gentlemanly’ skills to be a better man

Who: Kyle runs the men’s interest website The Distilled Man. As his about page states “These days, a lot of guys grow up without many of the classic skills their fathers and grandfathers had. Like knowing how to cook a perfect steak. How to mix a cocktail. Or how to give a toast. The Distilled Man is dedicated to giving guys a second chance to discover these lost “gentlemanly” arts. Simply put, our mission is to help guys become better men.”

Kyle’s site is dedicated to teaching men the essential skills that every man should know but isn’t always taught. He helps guys learn the basics of these skills at an entry point level and lets you start working towards living the life you want and to become a better man.


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What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • What the ‘distilled man’ site is and what it can offer to the listener
  • How men are expected to know a number of essential skills and how the teachings of these essential skills can go awry
  • Why a Manadvisory board may work for you
  • What ‘essential skills’ a man should learn to be successfu
  • Art of Manliness by Brett McKay – Art of Manliness
  • Are there really skills you must learn? How do the ‘required’ skillsets change over the generations?
  • How the drive for hands on skills like DIY has increased as technology has improved
  • How can we ensure these essentials skills are passed onto the next generation of men
  • His life-changing Male Friendship 101 article
  • What to look for in potential skill mentors and ‘foster’ father figures and friends to help learn the skills
  • Ryan Michler –
  • What skills do his readers, other men struggle with? It helps show that you are not the only one who needs it so it is OK to ask for help!
  • How you can find the motivation to change your life and work towards the life you want
  • Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss
  • How you should deal with those people in your life who try to stop you changing your life and acting as ‘haters’
  • How you can define if a man is successful – who is a great example in the worlds today
  • How empathy is an essential skill
  • Where you should start to better your life
  • His free e-book to get you on the road to changing your life in a weekend
  • His top tips on things you can do right now to improve your life no matter where you are
  • Ryan Masters – Sparta Strength
  • Why taking action is the most important skill you want to learn
  • Why you should never stop trying to learn
  • How he deals with the fast break questions
  • John “Jocko” Willink –
  • His favorite pirate joke (yep, you read that right!)
  • What he wants anyone listening to take from the interview
  • How he can keep in touch with Kyle
  • So much more

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Today marks the beginning of Onnit’s osecond biggest sale of the year.  During this sale, they will offer up to 25% Off their entire store.  This includes Onnit supplements, foods, apparel, fitness equipment… even Onnit Certifications!  The sale starts at 12PM CST today and goes through this Friday (4/28) at 2PM CST.

20% Off Supplements
18% Off Foods
15% Off Fitness
25% Off Apparel
18% Off Personal Care
15% Off Academy Certifications
15% Off Everything Else
Save an additional 5% when you spend $150 and an additional 10% when you spend $250.

* Sale pricing excludes TPC (Total Primate Care)

To take advantage of these great deals, click here:

Door Buster Deals:

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Quad Mace – $99
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Take advantage of this right now:

Hope you’re well set for the Easter weekend!

How do you fancy a 25% off code for the 4 day weekend from our awesome affiliate ‘The Protein Works’? All the details for this voucher can be found here:-

Code: HIGH25
Discount: 25% off
Valid: Ends Monday 24th April
T&C’s: In site wide offers, product exclusions may apply. These products include: TPW™ Mini Fitness Guide, Gift Vouchers, Beef Jerky, Biltong. This offer is only available whilst promo stocks last. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

Have a great 4 day weekend!

The Basics


Episode: #14 Hayley Quinn on a new approach to love, dating and getting the life that you want to lead

Who: Hayley Quinn. Hayley Quinn is a world-renowned dating coach and feminist pickup artist, who is teaching men and women, a new approach to love, social skills and making a real connection. I have been a major fan for a long time and she is one of the best dating coaches around today. As she says, “she teaches men and women a new approach to love which emphasizes personal responsibility, action, empathy and belief that you can design the life that you want to lead”.


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What we cover:

  • Who is she
  • How she went from her own bad dating history to becoming a very successful pickup artist
  • How she can be a feminist and a pickup artist
  • How you can become better with women and still keep your values, morals, and dignity
  • How she would define masculinity and what she considers makes a man attractive
  • What in pickup can actually hinder your skills with women
  • What is the biggest problem facing men today
  • Quick fixes you can make to make your life better right now regardless of what (you believe) are problems in your life
  • How to overcome the negative side of change as you work on bettering your life
  • What is emotional intelligence, how you can develop your own and when you should push yourself or not
  • Why you need to replace ‘you’ with ‘I’ more
  • Why being objective and self-aware are skills you want to develop
  • The importance of working out what you want in your life
  • How to deal with roadblocks in attraction such as age gaps, need for parental approval etc and when you should walk away and move on
  • Actions are stronger than intentions
  • How to make a life of adventure and a strong social circle
  • Why you shouldn’t label yourself as your interests will change as you grow older
  • What you should take away from listening to this interview
  • Her awesome course ‘Academy’
  • How to keep in touch with her
  • So much more


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Episode: #013 Eric Davis on training, brotherhood and how to develop the habits of a hero to achieve your life mission

Who: Eric is a retired Sniper, Navy SEAL, and Military instructor. Today, he utilises his military skills to teach guys how to achieve their life mission, build a strong ‘Brotherhood’ and build the ‘Habits of Heros’.

His about page says “Eric Davis served … as a U.S. Navy SEAL and decorated veteran of the Global War on Terror … recognized as one of the premier sniper instructors in the U.S. military … He is an expert of technical and physical surveillance and was part of an elite group hand-selected to perform intelligence collection in denied areas around the world. Since departing from the SEAL teams, Eric has worked in corporate performance, sales and leadership training bringing an unprecedented amount of innovation, efficiency, and structure to the domain of business and personal performance. Eric is the author of “Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs learned from their training and taught to their sons”.”


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What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • His definition of masculinity
  • How to define a successful man
  • The real concept of power
  • Why you need a mission in your life
  • His experiences in the military and what it taught him and if he misses anything from that lifestyle
  • The principles of a military life that you can use in your own life to succeed
  • Why you need to take your various roles in life seriously
  • Why ‘freedom’ is a horrible goal to aim for
  • Why a true ‘brotherhood’ is one of the most important things a guy can have in their life
  • How you can find your own ‘Brotherhood’ to succeed in your life missions
  • You need to become the person you want to make friends with
  • Why you need to be failing more
  • How to start a life of adventure
  • Why you need to learn to fall back on your training to succeed
  • How we are always learning no matter the situation
  • What are the real ingredients of a good job
  • How to get into a state of flow
  • How you can start to dramatically change your life today
  • Tips to become a better leader of men
  • How fatherhood changed him and tips for fathers, why you should raise girls the same ways as boys and how he would react to his kids wanting to join the military
  • How we can be prepared to deal with the worst events in life and why you should never be a victim and how training can help stop violence
  • How you can stop pacing your life away like a caged animal
  • Why you should check out his latest book
  • How he deals with the fast break questions
  • Why you need to become your own role models
  • How someone can keep in touch with him
  • His books
  • So much more

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