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- 💪Books & Biceps - Issue 264
💪Books & Biceps - Issue 264
40 free workouts, Wesley Snipes, Jack LaLanne, Randy Orton and Susan Casey's new book
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The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean by Susan Casey
Susan Casey is one of my all time favorite authors in general - and when it comes to writing and chronicling the ocean, she’s the best there is.
If you aren’t familiar with her or haven’t read any of her books, start with The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks
Her book The Wave, about big wave surfers following and searching the globe for enormous rogue waves and white rhinos (unique, absurdly giant waves) is incredible, and her book Voices in the Ocean about the secret world of dolphins, their families and their underwater societies is also mesmerizing.
But today, I’m writing about her newest book that came out last week: The Underworld, which is amazing.
The best way to describe this book is that it’s like you’re on an adventure exploring outer space and you’re on an adventure exploring an alien planet - except you’re actually just exploring volcanoes, mountains and trenches deeper than Mt. Everest’s height on our own sea floor.
What we don’t know about the deepest parts of the ocean could fill a book - and that’s exactly what Casey did. She filled it with wonder and awe and science, but also runs through the history of deep sea exploration, legends, and the most famous myths and mysteries about the deep: shiny creatures the length of a football field… 400 year old sharks… giant squid… It’s awesome. Grab it here.
This week’s biceps section is a big THANK YOU from me to you.
I’m giving you the updated version of my Meathead Movie Workouts - Vol. 1 for free. I mean…. Look at that cover! It’s glorious!
I put this together for all my fellow garage gym meatheads. For you to use in your own Flex Factory without any equipment. Here’s what you get:
Four full weekly-themed workouts (Stallone, Arnold, Denzel and Wesley).
Twenty complete workouts that take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Over 50 movie quotes from the best action/sports movies ever made.
Original thoughts/features about each movie and how they tie in to the week.
All from me to you, just to say thanks for being a phenomenal Books & Biceps reader. Download it free here.
These are two of my all-time favorite quotes about exercise, both from one legend, Jack LaLanne:
I collect banger quotes about lifting and iron icon Jack LaLanne has two of the best.
The first is about how hard it is to wake up early in the morning to hit the gym:
"To leave a hot bed, leave a hot woman, go into a cold gym takes a lot of discipline, boy."
Haha, Jack, you… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Jon Finkel (@Jon_Finkel)
Sep 7, 2023
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— Jon Finkel (@Jon_Finkel)
Sep 2, 2023
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