263: TZ Discussion – From Zero to Hero

Justin and Jason discuss Justin’s upcoming trip to Mexico, their new low-sugar / high-protein diet and HIIT training regime, the TechZing Summit, how Justin has STILL not received hisSoylent, Jason’s interview on Bootstrapped with Kids, how Jason found a personal instructor to teach him electrical engineering, the latest on Jason’s math card game – Battle Math, why his iPhone project got rejected by the App Store, his recent visit to the Mill Valley Code Club and what’s happening with Empath, the latest with Disco and why Justin likes SaltStack, why most people will initially mock and dismiss audacious goals, but later be inspired by them, and how a season of “Daddy Ball” has lit a fire in Colby and why that’s a good thing.

13 Comments
  1. Lance Jones says:

    Hey dudes, I’ll get in on this fitness stuff with you. I’m 46 years old, 6’1″, 212 pounds and 23.3% bodyfat. I exercise regularly, but I cannot reliably break 200 lbs.

    Can you please share the name of the tasty protein bar and the make of mint chocolate protein shake?

    Fun show!

  2. Jason says:

    @Lance Jones – The protein bar is Quest Bar (21g of protein, 1g of sugar and 180 calories) and the protein shake is BodyTech WheyTech Pro 24 Chocolate Mint (24g of protein, 1g of sugar and is 110 calories). They both taste great – at least to me anyway. 😉

    * Quest Bar
    http://www.questproteinbar.com

    * BodyTech WheyTech Pro 24
    http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/bodytech-whey-tech-pro-24-chocolate-mint-5-15-lb-powder/vs-2547#.U8Wr8SvWzHI

    Also, I’d highly recommend getting a Blender Bottle so that you don’t have to clean up a blender every time you make a shake, which quickly becomes a pain.

    * Blender Bottle
    http://www.blenderbottle.com/?gclid=COjj0vivyL8CFfHm7Aod6EAAgg

  3. Lance Jones says:

    Thanks, Jason. I found ’em all at my local health superstore. I’ll let you know about the taste… 🙂

    Lance

  4. Jason says:

    @Lance Jones – Cool. I hope you like them as much as I do.

    It sucks that you can’t buy a “sample” size of a protein powder. It’s like you have to buy a year’s supply for a small village or none at all. 😉

  5. Hi,

    Just thought I’d let whoever is interested the workout that I’m currently doing. It is based on “the scientific 7 minute workout” from the paper: “High-Intensity Circuit Training Using Body Weight: Maximum Results With Minimal Investment” [1]. I’m 24, and not overweight, and have never worried about my weight in the past, however I am recently becoming more keen on keeping it that way! I also know that I won’t have the commitment to go the the gym long term, and I was keen for something that didn’t require specialist equipment. This approach seemed like I good way of doing it.

    I found a really good YT video [2] that goes through it with some well time music playing. I’m trying to do it once every day, and I’m definitely feeling stronger. Definitely worth giving it a go!

    [1] http://journals.lww.com/acsm-healthfitness/Fulltext/2013/05000/HIGH_INTENSITY_CIRCUIT_TRAINING_USING_BODY_WEIGHT_.5.aspx
    [2]

  6. Dave Hunt says:

    Hey guys! All your diet and fitness talk inspired me to write about my recent experimentation. If you’re interested: http://blargon7.com/2014/07/giving-up-and-getting-fit/ hope you’re both doing well, and congrats on the baby news Justin!

  7. Richard says:

    Interesting to hear the diet and exercise information, I’ve now tried by first HIIT workout on a cross trainer and will try to do it regularly.

    Jason’s interview on Bootstrapped with Kids was fun, I also listened to an episode with Joanna Wiebe where she talks a bit about Disco. I was amused looking down the list of episodes in iTunes that Jason’s one is about half an hour longer than the rest 🙂

  8. Jason says:

    @Richard – Yeah, and I was just getting warmed up! 😉

  9. Jason says:

    @Dave Hunt – Wow, that’s a crazy diet you’ve constructed for yourself, but it’s awesome that it worked so well. It just goes to show you that there’s more than one way to skin a cat. 😉

    I’m currently in the process of eliminating most sugar from my diet and I just knocked coffee out yesterday. You’re right, it’s not that hard once you get yourself into the right mindset. One of the tricks, as you’ve obviously learned, is to use the power of gradualism to your advantage.

  10. Chi says:

    Love the show and the fitness stuff, thanks for the kick in the butt which i desperately needed

  11. Botj says:

    What was the name if the protein powder Jason was using? Link ?
    Sounds delicious. I have used them in the past but could never find one that tasted well with water.

  12. Jason says:

    @Botj – The protein bar is Quest Bar (21g of protein, 1g of sugar and 180 calories) and the protein shake is BodyTech WheyTech Pro 24 chocolate mint (24g of protein, 1g of sugar and is 110 calories). They both taste great, or at least I think so. 😉

    * Quest Bar
    http://www.questproteinbar.com

    * BodyTech WheyTech Pro 24
    http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/bodytech-whey-tech-pro-24-chocolate-mint-5-15-lb-powder/vs-2547#.U8Wr8SvWzHI

    Also, I’d highly recommend getting a Blender Bottle so that you don’t have to clean up a blender multiple times per day, which gets to be a pain real quick and, of course, they’re noisy as hell.

    * Blender Bottle
    http://www.blenderbottle.com/?gclid=COjj0vivyL8CFfHm7Aod6EAAgg

  13. Jason says:

    @Chi – Awesome! Get to it!