Introducing Sharif Long

How did you end up a trainer?

I started going to the gym about fifteen, sixteen years of age. I was getting into bodybuilding stuff then. I was playing around; I had no idea what I was doing. I began with two other friends – they weren’t even my friends at the time – and started training with them.

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Ayahuasca: The Modern Philosopher’s Stone Part Two


Ayahuasca is a traditional medicine employed by indigenous tribes of the Amazon basin. Estacion Kapitari is run by the shaman Don Lucho, who brews and dispenses ayahuasca as a medicine that is taken within the context of sacred ritual. In other words, if you want to take it, you have to submit to the process and its broader schedule of preparation.

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The Ritual of Exercise

“Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.”

Susan David,

During her TED talk entitled, ‘The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage.’

There’s a problem with ‘modern’ gym training: you’re expected to leave your brain at the door. In reality, whether this is a good or bad thing is irrelevant; it’s not actually possible. Your mind has a habit of following you everywhere and demands to be involved in everything.

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