The “Becoming an Office Alpha” series is a collection of articles designed to help workers improve their energy level, intelligence, social prowess, physical appearance, and value to their organization through easy to implement lifestyle changes.
The social dynamic of modern society is the most volatile that it’s been in human history. The technology we’ve developed to increase our quality of life has pulled us farther away from the evolutionary instincts that got us here in the first place. 90,000 years ago when our ancestors hunted buffalo with spears on the African Savannah, each individual had a strong understanding of what it took to become a valuable member of the group. Provide the most food and protect your clan. An Alpha male was the one who did that best, who relied on social alliances as much as physical strength to lead.
Today, we spend 8-10 hours a day sitting at an office desk staring at an electronic screen. We’re inactive, unhealthy, and overly-comfortable. The work we do is so far removed from what we’ve evolved to do that no wonder men struggle to succeed in an office setting.
This series will help you build physical, mental and social strength to completely change your professional career and to become an office Alpha.
Part 1: Introduction to Becoming Alpha: Defining Alpha and Why it Matters
The term Alpha is typically used by product marketers to target men insecure with their masculinity. Being Alpha does not mean what most people think it does, and defining properly will be the first step in reaching your goals.
Part 2: Strategy Alpha: Analyzing and Developing a Personalized Strategy for Reaching your Goals
Whether you’re starting from scratch or already at the top of your game looking for perfection; this section will help you identify where you are, and where you want to be..
Part 3: Diet Alpha: What Alpha’s Eat, when they eat and why they eat it
Unfortunately, most of what you know about nutrition is wrong. Food is much more than just calories; it determines body fat percentage, mental health, gene expression, hormone regulation and energy production. Learn what foods and eating plans will put you in an Alpha state.
Part 4: Lift Alpha: How Alpha’s Exercise
As a species, our intellect plays a much larger role in becoming an Alpha male, than in any other species. But our mental abilities are derived from physical abilities. Physical presence and power provides confidence as a leader. This section will provide you with an efficient exercise routine to increase muscle mass and lose body fat.
Part 5: Sleep Alpha: Alpha Growth and Recuperation
As a society, we significantly undervalue sleep. But study after study shows that intelligence, sex drive, stress, and physical strength are dependent on our sleep quality. Learn how to improve your own sleep and why it matters.
Part 6: The Social Alpha: How Alpha’s Manage Relationships
Our intelligence stems from our ability to manipulate, deceive, but also to relate and bond with our fellow human beings. This section will teach you the importance of relationships, and what you can do to improve your own.
Part 7: Image Alpha: How to Illustrate Your Status
90% of human interaction is non-verbal. How you carry yourself says more about you than your mouth ever could. This section focuses on the power of body language and how to use posturing to establish yourself as an Alpha male without saying word.
Part 8: Alpha Hormones: Hacks to Boost Masculine Hormones naturally:
Testosterone, Human Growth Hormone, Cortisol and Insulin are all hormones that regulate physiological and behavioral activities. In this section you’ll learn additional ways, besides diet, exercise, and sleep, to optimize your hormone levels.
Part 9: Diet Alpha Advanced – Eat your way to the head of the pack
This section will cover advanced diet principles for those who have mastered section three, and are looking to further maximize fat-loss.
Part 10: Lift Alpha Advanced – Exercise routines for the committed alpha male
This section will provide advanced exercise routines for those interested in reaching the level of power-lifters and bodybuilders.
Part 11: Being Alpha: A Week in the Life of an Office Alpha
Combine all these sections together for the final piece on what daily life looks like in Alpha shoes. Learn the more common nuances, compromises and benefits of the Alpha lifestyle
Each part of this series is designed to create objective results. To make you stronger, more socially aware, energetic, and productive to the point where you’ll be one of the most valuable employees to your company – regardless of position or rank.
Stay tuned for next week as we dive into what it REALLY means to be an Alpha.
Author: Max Porter
Author Bio: Max is a regular guest author on Nutrition Souq. He is a certified fitness trainer and nutritionist who specializes in corporate wellness. He’s also author of “The Coachella Diet: A New Age Diet to Promote Weight Loss, Gain Muscle, and Recover from Drug-Induced Hangovers.” When he’s not writing, Max is also a public speaker on fitness industry trends at venues such as the ECA World Fitness Convention.