Feeling fat and sluggish after Thanksgiving? Motivation lacking? Need someone to give you a kick in the pants to get going? Well, look no further, because I got 1000 Leangains exclusive Fitocracy invites for you.
What is Fitocracy, some of you might wonder? Fitocracy is a unique and fun way to log and track your training online, “gamer style”. If you’ve been reading my articles, you know that I consider careful logging and tracking of your training absolutely essential for progress (recently discussed here). If you can make the process fun and engaging, all the better.
The Fitocracy community is friendly, passionate and troll-free. From what I’ve seen, the ratio of broscientists to sensible people is very much in favor to the latter group, which is a rarity among fitness communities, and another big plus.
CNN did a feature on Fitocracy: “Why gamers are a great fit at the gym.”
Brian Wang and Dick Talens were the stereotypical video-gamers in high school. One was scrawny, the other fat. They grew up playing marathon sessions of ‘EverQuest’ and ‘Counter-Strike.’
Like Brian and Dick, I was a hardcore gamer. From The Last Ninja 2 on my Commodore 64 as a kid, to Street Fighter 2 and Final Fantasy 6 on Super Nintendo in my early teens, to marathon sessions of StarCraft and World of Warcraft in my early twenties, video games have been a big part of my life. I don’t have much time to play nowadays, unfortunately.
I might be biased, considering my gamer background, but I think Fitocracy is a fantastic and well-executed concept. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them (Fitocracy is still in Beta phase and they’re gradually adding new features).
By the way, here’s what Dick told me a while back:
If you make a post, feel free to let people know that the creators are huge Leangains fans. We definitely wouldn’t have as much time for Fitocracy if we never switched to intermittent fasting (used to obsess and spend hours prepping/eating 6 meals…), so your methods are responsible for a lot of our rapid building/success thus far.
And that’s just awesome to hear. There’s a ton of Leangains fans within the Fitocracy community, so rest assured that you will be among like minded people there. Anyway, here we go with the invite link: Click here to join Fitocracy.
P.S. My top 7 favorite video games of all time, since you’re all dying to know: Final Fantasy 6, Fallout 2, Street Fighter 2, Zelda: A Link to The Past, Resident Evil, StarCraft: Brood War and Advance Wars. No special order, because I find it impossible to rank them.