Sprints + Bodyweight: AKA Get Your Ass Outside

Sprints + Bodyweight: AKA Get Your Ass Outside

Today we have a straight up workout article for two reasons…

1) Since Friday I’ve been too busy watching the Track and Field events of the Olympics. And the Mens 200 (arguably my favorite event) starts today, for those who give a damn.

2) It’s the tail end of summer. The ability to chill outside for the sole reason being “it’s summer” is slowly falling away. And that makes me a sad Mike.

Everything outside is better than it’s counterpart that is done inside. Example…would you rather cook in your kitchen or fire up your grill to cook some dead animals? [Read more…]

Knowledge vs Implementation

Knowledge vs Implementation

Shot out of a canon! Which of these foods are good for?

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Spicy Broccoli

Spicy Broccoli

Sriracha is one of the most wonderous tasting hot sauces out there. In fact, I’m confident that with the right mix of Sriracha, Franks Red Hot, and Old Bay Seasoning you could make anything edible.

ANYTHING!

Anywho…I actually enjoy broccoli. One of my favorite meals is to steam a bag of broccoli and then squeeze the juice of a lemon on it. It’s simple, it’s tasty, and you can have it while traveling without too much hassle. [Read more…]

Ice Baths: Shrinkage is Only a Temporary Side Affect

Ice Baths: Shrinkage is Only a Temporary Side Affect

Jumping into an ice bath is never the first thing on anyones mind. After a hard workout, nothing feels better than just laying there and doing nothing.

But, sometimes it’s not really the best thing to do. At some point you will feel the need or want to take a bit more of a proactive approach to recovery. Some of you might choose massage, some a hot tub and others still a sauna. These are all great methods. If you don’t have the money to drop on occasional massages and/or your gym doesn’t have a hot tub or sauna you’re kinda screwed.

For the intrepid folks the other option…as I’m sure you’ve been able to guess by now… is ice baths. Check out a “quick” sneak peek of report I put together on ice baths and how you can use ice baths to help you in a variety of areas. [Read more…]

Easy Peasy Pot Roast

Easy Peasy Pot Roast

Growing up in my Grandma’s house, Saturday was always Pot Roast day. After cooking meals all week, Saturday was her day to take it easy and then Sunday was “feed your own damn self” day. Anywho, the smell of the pot roast cooking in the crock pot was always something I loved and looked forward too.

So thinking about what to make last week, I decided to go back to those times and throw a huge hunk of beef into the crock pot. [Read more…]

Paleo Chicken Fingers

Paleo Chicken Fingers

As a wee little kiddo, my favorite meal was always some sort of breaded chicken. Chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, or chicken patty. Basically, I followed three rules…

Did it used to be a bird? Is it covered in breading? Can I drown it in barbecue sauce?

If I got a “yes” in all three of these…well, then it was time to go to town and the shit out some dead birds. [Read more…]