Archives for February 2012

4 Step Deliciousness: Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries

4 Step Deliciousness: Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries

I love bacon. And potatoes.

But for whatever reason I notice that I hold a bit more water in the mid section when I eat white potatoes. This is bad, because let’s face it, everyone wants to admire their super sick abz when they get a chance.

So that’s why I switched to sweet potatoes. They don’t taste nearly as awesome to me, but they have a better effect on my body, so I deal with them.

This recipe is part of my “I need to make these taste much, much better” phase, and let me tell you it’s going pretty damn well. [Read more…]

How to Track Fitness: What You’re Missing

How to Track Fitness: What You’re Missing

Being able to track your fitness doesn’t take that much effort. Create a spreadsheet, write down the weights you use, and how many reps you do. That’s all it takes and any trainer or coach worth the money you’re paying them is taking care of these obvious parameters.

If you’ve been in any type of corporate setting, or even dealt with someone who has spent a good deal of time in corporate setting, more than likely you’ve heard the term “what gets measured gets managed.”

It’s one of those cliché business terms that everyone in middle management likes to harp on and is convinced that it’s the secret to turning a profit this quarter. At heart, it’s a good concept. But in practice, it more than often fails to live up to the inflated claims of whoever is pushing for it.

The problem is you’re doing it wrong. [Read more…]

Easy Eggs, Chicken, and Rice

Easy Eggs, Chicken, and Rice

The majority of my cooking “ability” comes from randomly throwing whatever I have into a skillet and putting it on high. Lately I’ve stopped burning stuff and my meals have become much more palatable. Sometimes I get inspired by what I’m craving and make a valiant attempt at re-creating it. A couple weeks ago, on cheat day, I was craving rice like crazy.

Now, since then I’ve become a little more lenient on how much and what type of carbs I eat. After years of  eating ultra low-carb a la The Anabolic Diet, I’ve decided to add more carbs in during the week. Going ultra low carb in addition to Intermittent Fasting had me feeling incredibly tired the day after an intense workout. At the time I didn’t really care because it gave me a reason to drink more coffee (score!), but soon enough I had seen enough evidence to make me realize I needed to add some more natural carbs into my diet.  [Read more…]

Training for Warriors: The Physical Aspect

Training for Warriors: The Physical Aspect

I led off with the mental aspects for a reason.

The mental always outweighs the physical. We’ve heard it a million times that your body can do so much more, but your mind stops you short. That’s arguably the hardest part about sports, the military, and it some aspects of life. Don’t think you can over look the mental, only focus on the physical and still get to where you want to be. [Read more…]

Training for Warriors: The Mental Aspect

Training for Warriors: The Mental Aspect

This past weekend I spent two days at the Parsisi Speed school going through the Training for Warriors Instructor certification that was put on by Martin Rooney. Anyone who has ever heard Martin speak or spent any amount of time around him will know they guy is a constant ball of fire about anything and everything that has to do with training. His passion runs deep for this type of stuff and in turn he makes everyone he talks to about it want to learn more.  [Read more…]

4 B’s of Tastiness

4 B’s of Tastiness

It’s fat boy Friday and I’m pretty sure this is the fattiest of the fat boy recipes I’ve put up so far. Yeah, I know so far I’ve only written about making pulled chicken tastiness and pulled pork with “paleo rice”, but this bastard was fun to make and even better to eat.

So move over the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and will someone please tell the 3 Wise Men to take a seat. Here are the 4 B’s of Tastiness. [Read more…]