The Inner Game of Tennis

The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance By: W. Timothy Gallwey Published: 1974 Read: 2020 Summary Most people focus on improving their “Outer Game” (their technique, etc.). They ignore the “Inner Game”, what goes inside their head.

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Finance — Geometric Balancing

Inspired by the Breaking the Market blog, I did a six month experiment with geometric balancing. Geometric balancing is an investment strategy that revolves around frequent re-balancing of a portfolio of (hopefully) uncorrelated assets. The theory is somewhat complicated (I

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Stress

Summary Stress: adaptive response to situations that pose demands, constraints or opportunities. Homeostasis: low stress. Stressors challenge homeostasis: stress response. Return to homeostasis: recovery, return to low stress. Or inability to return to homeostasis: exhaustion, chronic stress. Stressors: wide variety.

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Stress — Breath Work

Breathing: (“The Oxygen Advantage“) Exercise lowers oxygen (hypoxia) and increases CO2 (hypercapnia). Oxygen needs to supplied (by breathing in). CO2 needs to be removed (by breathing out). The level of CO2 in your body drives both the intake and uptake

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Robert Sapolsky

On: The pervasive effect of stress – is it killing you?Episode: 51 Date: April 2019Background: Neuroendocrinologist.Key Subjects:Dual hormonal pathway triggered by stress stimulus:Immediate response – adrenalin:Triggers activation of parasympathetic nervous system.Secondary response – cortisol:Continues parasympathetic response (elevated blood glucose).Shuts down

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Matthew Walker (Parts 1, 2 and 3)

On: Dangers of poor sleep, Alzheimer’s risk, mental health, etc.Heart disease, cancer, sexual function, sleep disruption.Effects of poor sleep from performance to genetics. Episode: 48,49,50″ Date: April 2019Background: Neuroscientist, sleep expert. Key Subjects:Part 1We need sleep to “clean up”.Being awake

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Sleep

What to avoid or do less Stress. Within 2-3 hours of sleeping: dinner, exercise. Late night: snacks, caffeine, alcohol and electronics (blue light, stress). What to improve or do more Consistent sleep schedule. Sleep close to sunset (9-10 PM); wake

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Anaerobics (Pre-Publication Booklet)

Intensity, Strength, Freedom, and Health Pre-publication Introduction By: Mark Baker Published: 2020 Read: 2020 Summary: Anaerobics proposes that most of the problems of human health come from being too domesticated. We are no longer exposed to the challenges that kept

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The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

How risk taking transforms us, body and mind.By: John Coates.Published: 2012 Read: 2019 Summary: Complex interactions and feedback mechanisms between the body and the brain evolved to maintain health and prepare us for movement. Especially in situations that require fast

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