Author Archives: Axel Page

My name is Axel Page and I'm the originator of Shameless Pride.If you like what you see, be sure to check out my other content and sign up for my newsletter. Also, connect with me on social media below!

The Importance of Charitable Giving (and How You Can Help)

The Importance of Charitable Giving (and How You Can Help)

Christmas will be here in a few days, and with that, a time for me to reflect on the true meaning of the holidays and gift giving – specifically, charitable giving. This Christmas, my girlfriend and I decided to keep gifts under $50. We also plan to spend a day volunteering at a local soup kitchen. Unlike most of my possession-driven companions, ... Read More »

Why a Chip on Your Shoulder is Mandatory for Success

Why You Always Need a Chip on Your Shoulder

You need a chip on your shoulder to maximize self-discipline and consistency. Without an intrinsic purpose, attention to detail wavers and eventually ceases. The reason why we  give up so quickly is because we do not have a strong enough purpose to stay the course, especially when complications arise. There are days where we might not feel like doing anything. That ... Read More »

Learning From Squirrels: Three Traits to Embody

Learning From Squirrels: Two Traits to Embody

Squirrels are cast as a disruptive, invasive species that serves no purpose. But they are remarkably misunderstood. Let me explain. I’ve learned that squirrels are crafty creatures we can learn a thing or two from. Being in the city, I see squirrels all the time. Perhaps a moment of serendipity, I focused on this one squirrel the other day on my way to the gym. The ... Read More »

Conquer Thy Body: 5 Workout Enhancements to Build Lasting Muscle

Muscle Building Technqiues

 This is Part III of a three-part series on understanding the fundamentals of a successful workout program. My goal is to help you avoid the common pitfalls in a world of false information. I will break down concepts using scientific reasoning and evidence, so you know exactly what you need to do to maximize your time and effort in the gym. (Part I and ... Read More »

Conquer Thy Body: The Simple Science of Muscle Growth

science of muscle growth

 This is Part II (read Part I here) of a three-part series on understanding the fundamentals of a successful workout program. My goal is to help you avoid the common pitfalls in a world of false information. I will break down concepts using scientific reasoning and evidence, so you know exactly what you need to do to maximize your time and effort in the ... Read More »

Conquer Thy Body: Avoiding Bad Fitness Advice (Two Books to Trust)

Conquer Thy Body - How to Navigate the Overwhelming Advice of the Fitness

 This is Part I of a three-part series on understanding the fundamentals of a successful workout program. My goal is to help you avoid the common pitfalls in a world of false information. I will break down concepts using scientific reasoning and evidence, so you know exactly what you need to do to maximize your time and effort in the gym. I’m obsessed with ... Read More »

Stoicism and Death: Making Sense of Our Eventual Demise

Using Stoicism to Make Sense of Death

Everyone dies. It is the end of all and can be a mortifying thought. I used to think about death a lot. I would get stuck, often thinking about a large black void on repeat. I told myself over and over, “the day will come where I no longer exist. I will be nothing.” Dwelling on our eventual death is unhealthy and a poor ... Read More »

Becoming One with the Cold: My HIIT Contrast Shower Routine

HIIT contrast shower

“The cold makes you go within.” -Wim Hof One of my 2015 goals was to incorporate cold shower therapy into my daily routine. I had recently found Wim Hof and became mesmerized by his interviews where he discussed his rare accomplishments through the mastery of cold water therapy and controlled breathing. I was impressed with the logic behind his actions and wanted to embrace the cold. So ... Read More »

How to Make Envy Work for You

Make Envy Work For You

Envy is a complicated, often misunderstood emotion.  Envy can be destructive if you lack the proper frame. If you are constantly resentful of what others have, you are struggling with a fleeting sense of self-worth. This can be anything from material possessions to someone’s personal success, lifestyle, physical qualities, relationships, etc. If you let envy dominate your life it will ruin ... Read More »

Gorilla Mindset (Review)

Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich To live an amazing life, you must first start off by living an amazing day. -Mike Cernovich  The Man Mike Cernovich is a straight shooter; giving pinpoint, detailed advice, observations, and insight on his successful blog Danger & Play. I’ve read almost every article he has written over the past year and a half, and his generosity and wisdom has directly ... Read More »