Geek Beat Quickeys for EVERYONE!
A few weeks ago we told you guys about an Indiegogo campaign for a new product called the Quickey, which we backed to the tune of $1,000 in order to get Geek Beat branded Quickeys for all of our Patrons who get the care packages. This isn’t the only Geek Beat branded gear we have on the way, by the way… but I digress.
So the folks over at Trident Design sent us a sample Quickey to share with you all, and after getting it we actually upped our pledge from $1,000 to $3,500! That’s right, we’ve ordered 1,000 Geek Beat branded Quickeys!
We’re still going to include them in our care packages for our top patrons, but some of you pinged me telling us that you’d like to get a Geek Beat Quickey even if you aren’t at that level of Patronage, so guess what? We’ll have them available for you… and yes, we’ll make them available worldwide. So even our friends down there in Australia can get em.
So you can visit Quickey on Indiegogo and get your choice of designs now, or just wait a little while and get a Geek Beat version soon.
Huge Thanks to Patrons!
Speaking of Patrons, may I just take a moment and thank our good friends at KEF for becoming a HUGE patron of Geek Beat with the top corporate sponsorship level! You won’t see them on the Patreon site because their accounting system doesn’t allow that, but you will see them getting all the benefits because they’re sending us the support directly.
Also, a huge shoutout to Allen Davis for his generous support. You guys can meet him on his website at PhotographerAL.com where he’s routinely sharing lots of great photos!
Super huge thanks also go to Alastair de Kretser, Robin Wade, Bryan Ackermann, Eric Zouzounes, Gergory Stilges, Ken Storms, Robert Ruen, David Foster, Stu Gisburne, Michael Hehr, John Rush, and Britt Thomas who have all been supporting us to the tune of $100 per month or more for several months!
If you’re not a Patron yet, you can go to GeekBeat.TV/Patrons and join in. We’ve got lots of great little goodies to send your way at different levels, but even if you can only contribute $1 per month it helps a LOT. In fact, if everyone who watched the show were to just pledge the equivalent of a cup of coffee each month we’d be able to add more staff and increase the amount of great stuff we’re bringing you each month! So thanks for all your support.
Do You Want Higher Resolution Geek Beat?
Now here’s an important question for all of you, and this is one time we really need to hear from as many of you as possible! So we set up a survey. How do you feel about the resolution that we’re putting Geek Beat out in?
We currently put out a maximum of 720p because we’re trying to keep the file sizes small for you guys. Just moving up to 1080p will triple the download sizes for people on iTunes and other platforms that have to download the whole thing in advance. And we could even go to 4k… but we don’t really know what that might do to you.
Go to geekbeat.tv/resolutions and VOTE for your preference!
#GeekFit Progress Update
Last thing for today… This week marks the end of our eighth week of training on the fitness program! So if you go back and look at a two month old version of the show you can probably tell that I looked like a fat slob compared to now.
Anyway, A lot of you have been wanting updates on how it’s going, and I’ve been a little slow about providing some lately, so I wanna give you some info now.
Back when we started a couple months ago, I weighed in at 162 pounds. And 8 weeks later I weighed in at 157.6. A whopping 4.4 pounds of weight loss. Yippee! So the first thing I’ve learned is that 100% of people should completely ignore your body weight! Seriously, that is the worst number you can pay attention to! Because its irrelevant!
Now the amount of FAT that I have on my body has been going down, and the amount of muscle has been going up. And the two are kind of crossing, meaning my weight has been remarkably steady for two months, although my fitness level has improved exponentially! So if you have a scale at home, throw it away! And get you one that will do body fat measurements and ONLY look at that. If you can keep that number going down, you’re doing well.
Speaking of which, over the last two months, using body fat analysis calipers we’ve measured a total of 5% loss for me. In order to do that, we’re doing heavy weight lifting four days a week, plus light cardio two days a week, and I’ve been on a very, very strict diet. I eat meals about 5 times a day plus take vitamins and supplements – but one thing I want to make very clear is that I haven’t been taking ANY shortcuts.
No steroids, no testosterone, or any kinds of medical stuff whatsoever. The only things I’ve taken are protein powders, vitamins, and one fat burner type of pill called CLK. Its an expensive non-stimulant pill made of raspberries or something!
Anyway, its been just a LOT of hard work and discipline, and we’ve seen pretty big results in a relatively short time. In addition to the calipers, every week I submit to the tape measure, and since we started my waist has shrunk by 2”, my biceps are 1” bigger, my chest is up by ½” and my thighs are nearly 1” larger.
Keep in mind again that in places like my chest, I have actually lost 2.5” bodyfat, meaning that first my measurement shrank, but despite the fat loss the dimensions have increased by putting on lean mass. So I’ve probably gained over 1” in actual muscle.
Cali and I have been struggling with trying to find a way to actually share ALL of our results with everyone in a way that is actionable so you can duplicate our results. The challenge is that the program we’re going through would cost you thousands of dollars per month to duplicate, which clearly isn’t going to happen. So we do have one idea, but you have to let us know if you would be interested in it.
We were thinking about talking Jeff and Todd into helping us prepare some sort of training program that includes videos and stuff to actually show people how to do it. We’d have to charge something for the videos because they would be a lot of work, but if they were reasonably priced, the question is – who would be interested in following along? Tweet @CaliLewis or @JohnPoz and let us know if you’d be in IF we even made the videos.
And if you have more questions for us, I’m going to open a discussion on the Geek Beat forums so you can ask anything you want to know and Cali and I will go in there and do kind of a Reddit style “Ask Me Anything” day to share as much as we can.