Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fitocracy Invites

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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.




That's right, Christmas comes early this year. 


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.

94 comments:

Jahed Momand said...

How the shit is Final Fantasy 7 or Chrono Trigger not on that list?

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! I haven't heard of this before, I have now signed up :)

e.p. said...

<-- 10 years of EverQuest.

Ebby said...

Egad, so ftw. Thanks Martin!

Just1MoreGtrPlyr said...

Martin, if you're ever in the Washington, DC area let me know. I owe you like 4 cheesecakes for all the good you've done me. Thanks again! Can't wait to get started with Fitocracy!

tyler said...

Whatever you do, don't get Skyrim. I broke my video game fast for it and a ton of potentially productive hours simply disappeared.

AsteroidEarth said...

Yea Fitocracy and yea Link to the Past!

Allison Woest said...

Advance Wars is amazing.

Vus said...

Respect about FF6. Thanks for the invite!

AmbassadorW0lfe said...

Final Fantasy 6 - Ultima and Atma sword FTW!!!

Btw, we should find a way to follow other leangains (or non-broscientist) loggers. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Zelda är ju bara för underbart!

ShyamPopat said...

I've been waiting to get in for months. Thanks Martin!

Tom said...

Wow, thanks a bunch Martin :)

PS. AWESOME taste in video games bro...Fallout 2 FTW!

Darius said...

Thanks to Fitocracy and LG, I've lost 9 lbs in the past 5 weeks with SEVERAL bouts of fuckarounditis, as well as hitting PRs for the big 3 lifts.

Creating a social networking site who have a bunch of people who share the same goals has been nothing short of awesome for my health and fitness.

Andy Morgan said...

Resident Evil 1, when you are walking the corridor and the rabid dogs burst through the window the first time. "Oh Shit!" -Ah sweet memories.

Sam said...

Even if you're not into the gaming aspect, it's worth it just for the logging features and graphs, etc. Best I've seen. The point system has some problems, but all in all it's well done.

Although, Dick, if you're reading this, all these whiners demanding more points for bodyweight exercises or yoga or whatever because they "don't like going to the gym" or "would rather work out outside" or "my gym doesn't have barbells" need to be told to sack up. What you posted on your tumblr is a start, but clearly these people didn't get the hint. Join a fucking gym! With barbells!

Fitocracy, because of the buzz it's getting and how well it's been executed so far, has a chance to change the bullshit paradigm that is convention fitness wisdom. Leangains is great and my favorite fitness site, Martin is a genius, but he may be too hardcore/rough around the edges to really reach the masses. (I doubt Martin would apologize for this). So find a way to tell all these people attracted to your site, but who don't know shit about fitness, how to get it done. Some sort of manifesto that won't turn them off, but will get them to give up their bullshit ideas.

jzpowahz said...

Seems like a pretty cool site. Starcraft FTW :)

66jzmstr said...

Thank you, Martin!

And FWIW, Triple Action (IntelliVision) Dragon Warrior (NES), Shadowrun (SNES), SSX 3 (PS2) and Warhawk (PS3) for me. :o)

cjhazza said...

Loved Final Fantasy 6 possibly my favorite in the series (best plot for an RPG ever?).

I was 11 I think when I got the first Resident Evil, played for about an hour nearly shit my pants and then didn't pick it up again for nearly 2 years!

Also thanks for getting more people involved in Fitocracy it's always good to have knowledgeable people involved especially on the diet side of things.

I've had 3 months of leangains style eating now and it's been excellent in helping me maintain my (small) muscle mass through the Rugby season whilst shedding fat.

Liam said...

Zelda: A link to the past = best game ever =D

Elliot Reimers said...

Did anybody else have Final Fantasy victory fanfare music start playing in their head after they leveled up on Fitocracy?

Austin Yun said...

Haha, I just asked on the Leangains Facebook page for a Fitocracy invite a few days ago. And tweeted Martin. I eventually got one, though.

I have to say, great game list. Starcraft: BW for the win.

Unknown said...

All invites are used up! :-P Thanks anyway Martin. I'll be quicker next time

Dick Talens said...

All the Final Fantasies (esp. 3 and 7), Chrono Trigger, every RPG made for SNES for that matter... Then in my early teens, a game called NexusTK was my gateway drug and Everquest was my crack. Tallon Zek team PvP servers! None of that carebear server crap :D

God help me if I should ever start out WoW

Anonymous said...

sad that everyone can join who isn´t even a true gamer ...

I don´t even get an invite as a former progamer that is obsessed with working out and nutrition :-(

Fallout 2: Brotherhood was an amazing childhood game of mine :D

b0ck3n said...

Quitting WoW was way tougher than quitting breakfast.

Kujo said...

"Andy Morgan said...
Resident Evil 1, when you are walking the corridor and the rabid dogs burst through the window the first time. "Oh Shit!" -Ah sweet memories."

No doubt, one of the best moments in video game history imho.

I'm not as rabidly into video games as I used to be, more casual than hardcore now.

I've been with fitocracy for about 5 months or so. Love it.

LVL said...

Hey Martin, I'm the owner of the leangains group on Fitocracy, would be awesome if you popped in to say something man! Love your stuff and your playing of starcraft.

Chris Hynes said...

Damn, I wasn't fast enough -- all the invites are gone. Any chance of getting another round?

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Jamie Stangeland said...

All 1000 invites are gone already!?!?

Sad. I want in.

Anonymous said...

if anyone has any extra let me know Blakedriver@mac.com

Ashley said...

I would love an invite as well, I was to late :(

nathanlilley said...

Anymore invites?

Evan Picard said...

So how do we get invited? I can't sign up, it says all invites have been used up.

Anthony said...

Just sent out my invites. Anyone who just signed up; you should be given 10 invites. Share a few with others. Pay it forward.

Anthony said...

i got a lot of responses. Unless you receive an email from fitocracy. I ran out. There are just too many to respond to.

rps922 said...

Hi, if anyone has an extra invite.

i would really appreciate your help.

please share one with me at

rps922@hotmail.com

Crucifist said...

I see plenty of Blizzard titles on that list. Obviously, you are a man of taste.

I want to commend you for being so open about your gaming, especially on a site dedicated to fitness. Leangains is proof that you can enjoy video games without being an obese, sun-starved hermit.

En Taro Leangains!

Laconophile said...

http://ftcy.co/jMSLsG

I think this link is still good for an indefinite number of invites.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, StarCraft Broodwar <3

Du borde surfa på TeamLiquid lite oftare!

Patrick Smith said...

Ah! StarCraft: BW!! You have good taste :)

No more invites, though :(

Rocco Privetera said...

I'd like one if someone could share.

me@privetera.com

Thanks all!

Sabah said...

If anyone can spare, please send an invite my way...
din.4@osu.edu

Thanks!

AllTheThingsUndone said...

You ran out of invites pretty fast, haha.
P.S. Resi is good, but Resi 2 is superb, my first 3D game btw.

V. said...

I would love an invite as well rjsanch67@gmail.com

devocom said...

I would love an invite if there still are any left!

Anonymous said...

If anyone have a invite too spare send it too albinforslund@hotmail.com

Erik said...

Anyone able to spare an Invite? erik.willis08@gmail.com

muaythaidown said...

If anyone can help a fellow leangainer/gamer out with an invite that'd be amazing! mskarb@yahoo.com

Fredirk said...

Search for invites on reddit!

robege said...

Here you go guys

http://ftcy.co/vRGfMm

AllTheThingsUndone said...

Thanks, mate

grizzancs said...

Thanks, Robege

jthacker said...

See if this works...

http://ftcy.co/rpnQ6R

Shaun said...

Here's 10 invites

http://ftcy.co/sMqXrM

Mark Squires said...

If anyone can spare an invite for a Cannuck, I'd be a happy fan man...thanks!!!

squiddie69@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

If anyone have a invite and would like to share it with me, please email me at kamilogorek@gmail.com :)

Anonymous said...

If anyone has an invite please send it to me here : tasooooos@hotmail.com. Thanks in advance!

thischris said...

I'd like an invite, fellas. Email me at:
Tiqtoq2@gmail.com

thischris said...

Can anybody send me an invite - cgdenzer@gmail.com

Rory said...

Id love an invite to fitocracy. I have invites to torrentleech, undergroundgamer, theplace.bz and some other trackers too that I cant recall right now. tvtorrents.com for example, a couple of more too.

Elliot said...

Got invites. mail me if you're interested. elliot.axelsson@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

If anyone has a invite for me I would be more than happy. christian.pusca@gmail.com

Baldwin said...

send me an invite please james.casey.baldwin@gmail.com

Rishanb said...

I would absolutely love an invite if anyone has one available: rishanb@gmail.com

Half Effort said...

Would love an invite jumboelf@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

More invites... http://ftcy.co/s6ejIO

John said...

would love an invite if anyone can help - jearly76@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Any FFVI fan who wants to share an invite? Bossenyberg@hotmail.com thanks!

Van HilderBelles said...

http://ftcy.co/uxo6A2

Share em when you get em

Chris said...

I posted this on the facebook page, but for anyone that needs invites I have around 450 left:
http://ftcy.co/jC44SZ

Anonymous said...

invite please jagreen33@yahoo.com

cpsdcarroll said...

I have 10 invites
email me:
cpsdcarroll at gmail dot com

first 10 to email me get an invite

Anonymous said...

Mariocimm@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Chris you are a legend.

Ozymandias said...

500 invites right here.

http://ftcy.co/r8GhpK

symster said...

I like Lord of the Rings Online!

Anonymous said...

@Chris - Thanks for the invite!

connective detective said...

Thanks Ozy!

Oceres said...

Thanks for the invite! Fitocracy seems like a fun idea.

Fan of FF6 too and Zelda. Played FF11 for a quite of while. Don't have much time for games anymore but it's ok. Need lvl ups IRL ;D

Anonymous said...

Anyone got an invite I´d be happy!
fredrik.pira@me.com

Kamil said...

I have a few here: http://ftcy.co/kz0V2Q

Anonymous said...

Mind sending me an invite? Thanks! jasperabcgum@yahoo.com

greekoo said...

Here you go: http://ftcy.co/rD8Krh

Anonymous said...

http://ftcy.co/sImX2o some here brahs

Santisua said...

http://ftcy.co/sfaAgV

invites.

Anonymous said...

Martin, if you haven't seen this dude, pretty cool. One of the best Before & After's i've seen.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/my-primal-transformation-discovering-the-art-of-fit/#axzz1gZv0J84c

Trawling through the comments on the link and he credits LG - thought it was cool, thought you might get a kick out of it...

Love your work, thanks mate.

Pat
From the Aussie land

Anonymous said...

Thanks Santisua!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Santisua!

Victor said...

anyone else have any free invites...site looks interesting

Hacsta said...

Thanks Ozymandias!!!

Anonymous said...

Any more invites available?

Thank you!

Nathan Becker said...

:o

I didn't realize you were a big video game fan.

Go check out www.ocremix.org if you haven't already. Thousands of free professional quality remixes/arrangements of classic video game themes. Perfect workout music :D




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