Category Archives for Tactical

Freedom of Limitations

In today’s video I share a concept that has helped me become more productive in my life – the Freedom of Limitations.

This is where you purposely limit the amount of options and resources you have so you can focus and take massive action.

I give 2 recent examples where I had too many options / resources and it limited my motivation.

I also discuss ways you can utilize the Freedom of Limitations to achieve greater success in your life.

What do you think of the Freedom of Limitations?

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Freedom of Limitations


Positive Self Talk

In this video I discuss the 3 steps to mastering your internal “self talk”.

  1. Acknowledge 
  2. Conquer
  3. Go BIG

Positive Self Talk is a key component to having a strong mindset.


My EDC Knife: Smith & Wesson CKTACBS Tactical Tanto Knife

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Smith and Wesson Tactical Serrated Tanto Knife

Every Day Carry

I got into EDC (Every Day Carry) recently by watching videos on YouTube.  Naturally a “gadget guy”, I’ve taken it upon myself to go “less is more” and trying to downsize the physical possessions my life.

For instance, my “wallet” is held together by my back-up hair band for my man-bun:

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My EDC “wallet”

Pretty low-tech but very functional.

I’ve been getting into a more tactical mindset these days – which included digging out 1 of 3 of these bad boys from a previous bug-out bag and putting it into my everyday carry.

The stability of this tool is truly “tactical”.

I usually clip it into my jeans pocket when I’m out in public:


Smith & Wesson Tactical Serrated Tanto Knife

The best part about the Tanto Knife is the cost – $9 each.

You could see why I picked up 3!

BACKSTORY:  I went through a major “bug-out” period around 2010.  Went to the local Army Surplus store and bought 2 full backpacks worth of bug-out stuff.

In a future post I will detail the ideal B.O.B.  but for now we will stick to the Tanto Knife.

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Elevation Training Mask 2.0 Review

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Elevation Training Mask 2.0 Review

The Elevation Training Mask 2.0 Really Kicks My Ass

I had seen Marshawn Lynch wearing this crazy looking training mask some years ago.

When it came time for me when I needed to make a drastic change as my workouts were plateauing and I was having a hard time burning that extra bit of body fat around my waist.

Enter the “bane mask”.

Once I received the mask in the mail I had to go through the book to figure things about.

How the Elevation Training Mask 2.0 Works

The mask comes with multiple plastic “caps” that have one to six cutouts in them.  One allowing the least amount of air to pass through, six allowing the most.

So being the BeastMode Warrior that I am – I set the configuration to the 15,000 ft. altitude (one shy from maximum)

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Multiple Altitude Options for the Elevation Training Mask 2.0

I started here and like with anything else – after three to four workouts my breathing adjusted to the mask during workouts and I would catch myself during my workout remembering that I even had it on!

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Elevation Training Mask 2.0 on elliptical

Helps Give You Intense Focus

I’d say another unexpected benefit of wearing the mask during workouts is it makes you focus more on your breathing.

By doing this you’re also focused on your exercise at hand – especially when I am lifting weights.


Take squats for example – I’m way more conscious of how far I’m doing down on each life, having good form, and matching my reps with the rhythm of my breathing.

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Intense focus with Elevation Training Mask 2.0

Scaring the Shit Out Of Soccer Moms with Stollers

The final test of endurance for me was to take the mask out jogging in 90 degree temps in Austin, TX.

The humidity had been thick and I wanted to see how long I could go running without having to pass out.

There is a great trail in Downtown Austin called Town Lake.  Luckily it was right next to my office.

It was a great run but you realize quickly all the attention from people!  Everyone, drivers, pedestrians, homeless people, the whole gambit.

The downside is you might be running so fast and quietly from the mask that if you sneak up on an soccer mom with a stroller, she might freak the fuck out at a swolled up Joker mask running towards her and her baby – WORD OF CAUTION 🙂

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Kris flexin’ on Town Lake in Austin, TX

 Final Words

I realized right away that you need to use the head strap.  It is the glue that holds this whole thing in place.

Also – you have to put your headphones in before you put the mask on.

The mask helps keep your head phones in place so there is an upside.

I will be reviewing the headphones I use soon but here they are:

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you have any questions on the Elevation Training Mask 2.0 please leave them in the comments below.

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