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Dec 29, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

Keep up the Friday franchise posts. I especially like “Gear not Stuff” and “Burn the Ships”.

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Dec 29, 2023·edited Dec 29, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

I actually prefer reading to listening so am a bit bummed I miss out on some tangents and such. I don't know that this is actionable, but just something to ponder before you go all in on audio and video

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Dec 29, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

The posts I’ve found most useful is when you take a common or trending “health advise topic” and break it down into what’s been proven, unproven, and what’s actually useful. E.g the bmi post, the post on supplements, and the 10k steps per day. I’d love to see some of those next year.

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Dec 29, 2023·edited Dec 29, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

Looking at this picture, I’m wondering if you’ve ever done a “tour” of your bookshelf. I’m always interested (and nosy) to see the contents of people’s bookshelves (especially authors). Even just some closeup pictures would be great. Sorry if I’ve missed any early post on this.

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Dec 29, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

Simplify the complexity of. Nutrition based on clinical research. Too many hucksters out there. Is there just 3-5 things that make meaningful change or continue great outcomes. Like what can you do consistently to be healthy. Like a foundation of a house.

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Dec 29, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

It would be interesting if you’ve come across any research on hormones, menopause, weight gain, nutrition and the like. I’m a voracious reader on the topic and I’m in the business, however considering I’m 45 and in the midst of it myself, I’m always interested in more information. Having said that, I just want to thank you for your newsletter and books! You’re the only one I subscribe to on Substack.

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Dec 29, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

Really enjoy your work & the exposure to ideas I wouldn’t encounter on my own.

1 - prefer reading over audio/video

2 - can the archive be separated into subsections especially Gear Not Stuff and workout videos given separate sections to make it easier to find older material to refer to?

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For me it's reading>podcast video>audio-only (regardless of the source). My brain just doesn't retain audio/verbal info without some kind of visual to go with it. Reading is the best way for me to retain and ponder the info. I'd love a note about your verbal tangents, as someone else mentioned!

I love Burn the Ships as I love the concept of the weekly hard workout and it's nice to have some added variety for things I wouldn't think to do on my own. It makes my workouts feel adventurous, which I appreciate as adventure is the whole reason I train. I love that you deep-dive on topics. People who say "Just do this, it works" have never appealed to me. I need the "how" and "why" and you are great at giving that.

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Dec 29, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

Love the newsletter Michael, great work! One thing I’d appreciate is to throw in some options once in a while, that gets us out (week-long camping and survival skills) there in an organized form with one of your wilderness-expert friends. I think you mentioned one particular in instagram previously.

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Dec 29, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

Please move to the main article earlier in the post, so that there is not so much housekeeping at the beginning, it is hard when you have an audio reader, to have to listen to the housekeeping, and repeated titles

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I'm new to the program and pushing 70 this year. I m concerned that I'll exacerbate some old injuries or get some new ones by starting the wrong way or doing the wrong things. Are their age appropriate adjustments I should be aware of and practicing?

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Dec 29, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

I would love to see dr kashey collaborate with you and do a book together. That chapter with him in the comfort crisis was my favorite, and I love his insight on pretty much everything (not just the nutrition part). The two of you together seem to mesh together very well.

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Dec 30, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

Please interview DrStacey Sims. More info about how woman are not small men and the benefits of exercise on the female body

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Dec 30, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

Thanks for everything this year, Michael! I’ve really enjoyed all the posts, but especially burn the ships and gear not stuff! I always look forward to those Fridays and getting to read those posts. I’m more in the reading camp for the posts.

I appreciate all the posts, but some of my favorite non-reoccurring posts are the ones seem to come out of left field. Ones that come to mind are the carrying kids, the breakfast cereals, how to talk to anyone, the Labor Day post. I love the information in those ones and they’ve always stuck with me.

A couple ideas I have for those one offs. I’m starting to notice in myself is sore/tight wrists and forearms from using a keyboard and mouse all day. Staring at a screen also does nothing good for my eyes and over the last year or two I’ve started to notice changes in my eyesight. Your posts have helped me fix a lot of my other aches from sitting at a desk too long, maybe they can help here too!

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Dec 29, 2023Liked by Michael Easter

Early on you mentioned writing a post on the best equipment for a garage gym. That would be great!

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I’m new to the site and found you through Peter Attia and started to ruck a bit with my dog like you. I really like what I see so far and am enjoying being a member. I’m no pro athlete though so the more simple things I can do the better. I do indoor cycling 3 times a week and try to go hard once a week. Then I’m trying to figure out a total body workout I can do at home with simple equipment a few times a week too, that’s it as I figure the simpler it is the more chance I can sustain this forever. I’m also interested in injury prevention as have some bone spurs in my neck and so topics like preservation interest me. Anyway sorry for the ramble and am enjoying being a member and the focus on outdoors and nature a lot too. Thanks from the UK matt

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