So after a long year with lots of meditating and thinking I finally decided to continue with this blog, a year to the day. I’ve realigned and mentally cleansed myself to continue pursuing this. Big changes are coming and I’m excited!
After some long inner battles I decided to close the site down temporarily.. It may or may not be back, I don’t know. I just need to focus my attention on other things at the moment and realign myself to get my mind right and really tackle this weight problem I have.. In the meantime, enjoy the song.
Its been a long time since I posted any sort of recipe on the blog. I’ve been on this epic Kale kick lately and have really enjoyed the snack. Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. It is high in iron, vitamin K, antioxidants, and many other beneficial nutrients. The benefits of kale and pretty endless. The following reciept is very easy to make and tastes delicious. All you need are the following:
- Kale (sold as a bag at Walmart as leaves with most of the stalk already removed)
- Cookie Sheet
- Olive Oil
- Seasoning (Salt, pepper, etc..)
Below you’ll find instructions with pictures on how to make this snack. Modify it as you see fit but most of all enjoy!
Had to bring back an old post for The Oak. Today is the birthday of the GREATEST BODY BUILDER EVER! Arnold Schwarzenegger! Happy Birthday!
Many movies are still coming from the greatest action star in the history of cinema!
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Today is July 30th and the birthday of the greatest bodybuilder the world has ever seen. Of course its none other than the great Arnold Schwarzenegger! Arnold turns a bright a chipper 66 yrs young and has all but wrapped up his movie career but in exactly 2 weeks you can see him once again on the big screen but this time hes not alone! For the first time ever the three most bad ass action stars from the 80′s and 90′s are together! Bruce Willis, Sylvestor Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger!
New Update. His Best Quotes!
Although his appearance has changed we will still remember him as the muscled Austrian with an attitude and charisma to boot that landed him victories in countless bodybuilding competitions. Here is a small Gallery I put together of some of his most memorable photos.
As mentioned in a previous post about plantar fasciitis I have had some nagging foot and ankle pains ever since Tough Mudder back in October 2012. Fortunately recently came across a product called The JWedge I thought I should give it a try since I havent had any luck with other forms of exercises to relieve my pain. I was skeptical at first of course since nothing seemed to work but I was very surprised that after day one I noticed a decrease in aggravation and pain.
Developed and made in America this wedge was designed by an avid runner and a physical therapist so you know its gotta be worth a try. With a few daily stretches on a flat surface you should see those nagging foot pains slowly going away. I do like this product and will continue to use it if the need to relieve my pains arises. Here are a few shots of the product and one of me using it. I had to use a door as I dont seem to have a flat wall to floor spot anywhere (damn floor molding LOL)
Keep your feet strong!
So I decided that the current model and direction of the site wasnt what I really intended so as of now its currently being ‘rebuilt’ and revamped to something a bit different. Its not going to be what I had originally planned but something new and a bit more fresh. More informative, more content, more everything. It will take some time but I will still be updating the site every so often.
Just for shits and giggles, for those who actually view my site (not many of you but some) what would you like to see? I’d like to get some input and maybe implement your suggestions. Thanks all
Ever walked around and noticed a twinge of pain in and around your heel area? Does it feel like you’re stepping on a needle pin side up? Does it hurt when you are standing barefoot on a hard surface? If so you may have this fairly common ‘injury’ known as Plantar Fasciitis. What this is is basically tightening of the fibrous band around the heel area called the plantar fascia. What the pain is the constricting and the stretching of the tendon when pressure is applied. Some notice it more during the morning as people who have this tend to sleep with their feet pointed. While the foot is pointed it relaxes and constricts to that shortened length then when you get out of bed and start taking steps the soreness is prevalent.
This has been bugging me since Tough Mudder as the very next day I could barely walk. In fact, later on that day I felt as though I was a 95 year old man. I walked gingerly to and fro the car. Was painful! So what I have been trying to do lately is wear shoes with good arch support from the moment I wake up until the moment I lay down to sleep. At work I keep my foot flat on the ground and at times stretch it as if I were stretching my calf muscle. It helps at times but its not a ‘fixall’ if you will. In fact there really isnt much that can be done to ‘cure’ the problem only help ease some pain. I’m not particularly worried about it as its more discomfort than an injury.
So if you have experienced or are currently experiencing this pain what do you do to help mend the discomfort? Post in the comments and let me know!
As we all know music is a big part of fitness. Without it our workouts can be boring and feel never ending. Music helps with intensity, motivation and helps with blocking out distractions such as the often terrible ‘elevator’ music playing on the gyms speakers.
So my post today is a bit different in the sense that its about a workout mix I have the pleasure of checking out before others. As far as I know I have not reviewed any workout compilations or songs before and figured now would be a good time.
Right off the bat when I unzipped the file I noticed it was separate songs. Usually mixes and compilations are one single long track with nice transitions between songs but that is not the case. These are 20 separate songs that can be selected randomly or in order within your music player. Kind of defeats the purpose of a “workout compilation”
Some of the songs are a few years old and some are rather new, within the last year. Personally I prefer fast Dubstep while hitting the weights and only seldom and selectively do I like to throw in some rap/hip hop
The song choices are pretty good such as ‘Till I Collapse by Eminem
and Can’t Be Touched by Roy Jones Jr.
As well as Avicii – Levels
Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix): Kanye West
And Reptile – Skrillex
There are several other songs in the ‘mix’ that are enjoyable and will help with a good pump in the gym. Overall I’d give the mix a C as its really nothing new as in a mix but it’ll help you with getting some older songs onto your ipod or player should you have forgotten that ‘one song’ stuck in your head you’ve been meaning to add.
Thanks to DoA Mixtape KillaH for providing the Mix Tape as well as Gym Booty Keep up the good work and looking forward to the next one! Should you want a copy of the Mix Tape zip please comment and let me know!
So its been 14 days into the year 2013 and many of us/you/folks, etc.. have started to fail at your New Years Resolutions. Don’t sweat it because you haven’t sweat in atleast 14 days so why start now. But seriously its never too late to start so if you have started and failed start again.. however! Try something different since your previous resolution was obviously not working. Instead of saying “I want to lose 65 lbs” try “I will give up sodas for 3 months” or “I wont eat carbs past 6pm” etc.. If you start making easier resolutions its more likely that you will achieve success.
So I challenge you to make a list of 5 things you want to accomplish within the next 3 months, and be realistic. Seeing as this is a fitness related blog my goals are fitness related. Here is my list that I compiled, whats yours?
- Lose 20 lbs
- Do not drink any regular sodas
- Take a multi vitamin every day for a month
- Be able to run 2 miles without rest
- Avoid fast food
So far so good and on the regular sodas LOL. It will take some time but its not unrealistic and can easily be done. Just put some effort into it. So do it and kick ass!
I was doing some recipe searching and came across something strange called ‘Meat Slop.’ I’m sure the name itself doesn’t provide a pretty picture, well you’re right it doesnt. The name implies that its just a big pile of mess and it is but what someone discovered is a recipe that makes an almost perfect macronutrient makeup of a 40/40/20 diet. Thats 40% calories from Protein, 40% calories from Fat and 20% calories from Carbs.
The excerpt below is from Silver Hydras original post:
The main ingredients that must be present for Meat Slop are:
- Ground meat of some form; lean beef works well. Anything between a pound or a kilogram really.
- Cabbage of some sort; I prefer red (more anthocyanin content, whoo!) although green tastes less ‘cabbagy’ and might be good to start off with for those who don’t like cabbage. 2 medium sized (18in circumference) are good.
- Tomato paste or an equivalent flavored paste; I personally use two cans (591mL) of the lowest calorie tomato paste I can get, usually the cheap stuff.
Thats really the base of the ‘slop’ but you can certainly add more ingredients especially if they do not add any major caloric content, such as pickles, peppers, mushrooms, etc.. Additional veggies are never frowned upon for healthy eating.
Check Silver Hydras post here for a complete recipe break down and cooking instructions. Try it out and let me know what you guys think. I’ll be making this very soon and will post a review! Thanks to Silver Hydra for the information.