The Optimized Gentleman

[9/17/21] Issue 5


T.O.G. Newsletter Issue #5 – September 17th, 2021

Catching Up On Sleep, ‘Streetlifting’ vs. Calisthenics & Vitamin D #MOOD


Welcome to your weekly roundup – The Optimized Gentleman’s 5 Minute Optimization Newsletter

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be tailoring it to your ideas and popular recommendations… Kinda like a great suit.

Remember, as an O.G., you should be monitoring your sleep, movement activities, and nutrition. This way, you can stay FOCUSED building your income streams, social skills and position – and investing money (into assets) and time (into your future).

This week’s roundup will include our usual three topics – sleep, movement, and nutrition:

Think you can just “catch up” on sleep? Think again. A new study compares the quality of recovery sleep against typical sleep… and the results are scary.

‘Streelifting’ vs. Calisthenics: What’s the difference? Which is better? See what happens when two elite guys in each space compete n’ compare…

How’s your mood lately? If lacking pep in your step, happiness, and stability… We explore how to find sustainable Vitamin D, to help you cheer up, fella.

OK, Gent – Let’s get CRACKIN’:


‘Catching Up’ On Sleep:

Possible, Or Total B.S. Myth?


Here’s what’s crazy: most people in our society have, at one time or another, used the term ‘catching up on sleep’.

But a new study says that’s a bunch of B.S..

In Poland, university investigators examined sleep loss. Participants experimented for 10 days with sleep deprivation, getting 33% less sleep than usual.

Then, they spent a week recovering. Here are the results:

Catching up is hard – recovering from lost sleep is difficult (even when you tack on more hours later!)

Adults need 7+ hours on avg. – this baseline is pretty standard across the board (yet some may need more or less)

One week of catchup doesn’t cut it – if you miss even one or two hours a night, a full week of catch up will still not be enough to fix cognitive impairment!

Humans are diurnal; not nocturnal – no matter how effective you think you can be past midnight, under fluorescent lights… you’ve still evolved (as a primate in the Homo genus) meaning you should be sleeping at night!

It’s packed. Don’t sleep on this article.


What Happens When a “Streetlifter” Meets a Calisthenics Champ?


Well, you’re about to find out…

Recently, the ’17 and ’18 World Streetlifting Champion (Vitaliy Feschuk) met up with the 2020 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Champ (Oleksii Novikov).

These two Ukrainians headed to Novikov’s gym to share sports – and connect over some unconventional training methods.

Here’s the thing – one man is definitely stronger; the other more mobile.

You’ll have to watch the video and check the article to see who’s who. Farmer’s walks, atlas stones, dips, log lifts and more…

Let’s just say they reveal the answer. You’ll learn:

Proper dip technique – leaning forward to hit delts, traps, and chest evenly,

Rep ranges for each discipline – 3-5 for strength, 8 for mass, and 12 for size – according to Novikov – and

Proper ‘farmer’s carry’ mechanics – including keeping your back straight, deadlifting technique, and grip strength!

Click here to see these two Ukrainian dudes’ competition!


Is Your Vitamin D Supplement Sustainable? Let’s Find Out:


Gent, here’s what’s great about Vitamin D:

It helps your mood – especially when you don’t get enough sun. It regulates calcium and phosphate, keeping your bones, teeth, and muscles strong.

It’s an essential vitamin – but where you source it can be just as important as how much you’re taking!

In a recent article from Mind Body Green, they share how Vit-D supplements are made from lanolin, a raw ingredient (a fat) derived from sheep’s wool.

It provides you with ample D3 – which is what you’re after. So if you’re plant-based, there are also other algae-derived D3 sources you may want to check out.

Considering we try to tailor our advice to men searching for purity, cleanliness, and chasing excellence? We wanted to bring this option to your attention today.

Mind Body Green discovered a non-GMO, USDA organic, plant-derived, and environmentally sustainable, algal vitamin D3.

It’s chemically identical to the lanolin from animal sources, and will give you the same mood-boosting benefits.

Get the scoop on plant-based D3 here!


Conclusion to This Week’s 5-Minute Optimization Newsletter Issue 


Whether you’re looking to fix your sleep schedule (to avoid the useless “catch up” myth)

Or want to explore calisthenics, strongman lifts, and street lifting workouts…

OR you’re just finding new sources of healthy, sustainable vitamins? We’ve got you covered.

This week’s 5.M.O. will help you dive into all three. And if you want an even further scoop on vitamins and supplements?

We’ve written up useful guides outlining the most important vitamins, for all men.

In their 20s.

In their 30s.

In their 40s, and

In their 50s!

Feel free to dive into what serves you best at this moment. Take things one at a time. This way, you’ll be most optimized, for what you’re looking to achieve in life!


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The more we grow, the more we can offer you for weeks to come…


Suggestions For Next Week?


Look Gent, we sincerely hope you enjoyed the very first edition of our weekly newsletter.

It’s an exciting new release, and we hope you found value inside.

Over the coming weeks’ new issues, we’ll be adapting and tailoring the content to you. This means we’re open to hearing what suggestions you may have for our next newsletter!

Simply reply to this email, to suggest something new that YOU want to see. We get lots of replies and feedback, so we will get back to you personally if we can!

And soon, we’ll have an official suggestions box on the site, where you can let us know what you want to read about each week.

Until next time,



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