Injuries are a part of the sport of strongman. This post discusses some thoughts on the steps you can take to recover faster and push through the pain when you have to compete injured.
Fats have never been received well by the popular media and so there are a lot of misconceptions about the role fats play in human health. Some savvy students of science may already be familiar with the information presented here, but my goal is to make this information accessible to as many people as possible.
What are the best sources of protein and how much protein should I eat each day? Find out as we continue to explore the fundamentals of good nutrition.
The next time you're tempted by that pizza with it's pepperoni glistening with grease and coagulated cheese, ask yourself: am I feeding my body or failing it?
You are what you eat.
Here's a quick recipe for refried beans to try (although not quick to make!) if you're looking for a different carb source than your usual rice, potatoes, pasta. It can also be beneficial when transitioning to a lower carb diet or avoiding foods that drastically spike your blood sugar.
It's been a minute since I last shared any recipes, so I now would be a great time to clear the videos of my stuffed pork tenderloin from my hard drive. This is a delicious way to prepare an extremely lean and affordable protein source. Try it out the same way I prepared it or combine any ingredients you like.
“I no longer brush my teeth, I just oil pull and I feel amazing. It has changed my life.”
If you’re anything like me, I’m sure you’ve heard this sort of statement from someone, or maybe even multiple people, you know pretty well in the past year. Oil pulling has caught mainstream media attention with claims like it can cure cancer and diabetes and that swishing some oil can “pull toxins from your blood to detoxify your body.” Having friends and family close to me jumping on the oil pulling bandwagon had me wanting to do some digging into the research (or lack thereof) to see what the hype was all about. Apart from the outrageous claims or miraculous cures, hearing people say that they no longer have to brush their teeth really had me shaking my head and wanting to get to the bottom of this fad. So is oil pulling really as great as it’s said to be? Let’s find out.
Over this past summer I spent some time working with a local juniour varsity football team and taking some time to educate them on hydration and electrolyte balance for athletic performance. I quickly learned how daunting a task it is to hold the attention of a group of teenaged boys for more than a few minutes, but I digress.
I felt it would be good to adapt the information from my talking points into an article, since proper hydration is important for all athletic endeavours, especially those that take place outdoors during the summer heat. Strongman, Football, Basketball, Soccer, and even Crossfit; regardless of your sport, take a couple minutes to read this and ask yourself if you’re doing everything you can to optimize your performance through proper hydration.
As a strongman or strength athlete, you will almost certainly need to pack on some serious pounds at some point in your training career either to build muscle or simply to move up to the next weight class to pursue a different challenge. If you’ve ever tried to put on weight when you are already the size of a bear, you know that it is a much more daunting beast than cutting weight. As a hard-training athlete I’m sure you’ve experienced the reality that maintaining your current weight takes an enormous effort and you’ll lose weight fairly quickly if you don't wolf down all of your meals each day.
Today I'm going to show you what it takes to gain 10 pounds in a month and why you would want to do it that quickly, based on my clients' experience, personal experience and the advice of professional strength athletes.