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Game Theory Optimal

When it comes to getting results in the gym and with our bodies, we are getting to the point where there is a "right" way to do it: a more clearly defined equation for how to get results. The things that always get in the way are our desires and our feelings.

Game theory optimal is a poker term used to describe the type of game play you would use if you knew what everyone was holding in their hands ie: if you could see their cards. It means that you don't play emotionally, rather play completely objectively: like a machine. That makes a big difference because a lot of money is lost on emotions in poker(trying to win back money you have lost). 

How would you live if you were living game theory optimal and your goal was to be as healthy as possible and as pleased with your appearence as possible? How would you eat if you didn't have to eat emotionally? How would you exercise? 

A lot of people and coaches forget that option: the game theory optimal option. They have 2nd or 3rd best as their default option because they think they can't manage the first best. I just want to remind everyone that the best option is still an option. You can always live game theory optimal. The body and the habits we have to maintain our bodies quite simply don't have the potential to make us's what we do with them that makes us happy. 

You can get tight and solid with the body and not really notice any difference in your general level of happiness. In other words, you can live very disciplined with your eating, sleeping, and training and enjoy it...not feel like you are missing out on life simply because life isn't lived via eating junk food, staying up late at night, or laying on the couch. It's lived doing things with your healthy bodies. Those other things are often what we do in response to living life. 


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