Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

I love pumpkin pie. And while the calories can sometimes be necessary to make mass gains, this is a lot healthier for you. I strongly believe that your pre-training breakfast should have a healthy amount of protein, so pair this with a side of bacon or sausage, or some eggs. The beauty of this oatmeal […]

Mediterranean Salmon

The benefits of salmon are astounding: Omega 3’s, 21.9 grams of complete protein per 3.5 oz serving (complete meaning it contains all 9 amino acids), selenium, and nicin, according to Livestrong.com. Salmon is easy to cook, as well. I purchase a big 2-3 pound salmon filet at my local Costco. It’s about $16-18 bucks, so […]

Reducing Shoulder Pain During Bench Press

Image Source I have been receiving some questions over the past few weeks about training, recovery, and injury prevention. In order to address as many of these as possible, I felt it was better to make videos answering the various questions. So if you have any questions about your nutrition or training send me a message and I […]

Carne Asada

Carne Asada, or sliced, spicy steak is a perfect meal for athletes and non-athletes alike. This is made by marinating flank steak in a mixture of cilantro, jalapenos, garlic and oil for an hour or so, then grilling. If you have an outdoor grill, I envy you. Otherwise, you’ll have to rough it like me […]

How to Increase Your Squat with Variations

In many fitness communities there is one exercise that should be a staple in training programs: the squat. By the way if this exercise is not in your training program you need to slap yourself and start squatting. Whether you are a bodybuilder repping out the back squats for the definition desired in your quads, […]

Chipotle Sweet Potato Hash with Poached Eggs

This is about as gourmet as my cooking skills get, folks. This recipe involves more prep work than most other recipes, but the results are, in a word, astounding. The wife created this for dinner one night, and I didn’t really have high expectations. It sounded weird. And then I tried it. And as I […]

How to Reduce the Calories in Any Recipe

Whether for health reasons or athletic reasons, there comes a time in most people’s life where they need to lose weight. As a super (105+ kilo body weight category), I need to be heavy. In fact, my coach wants me to keep gaining weight. That’s why you’ll see a lot of recipes on this site […]

Parmesan Garlic Quinoa

Have you tried quinoa yet? I hope so. If not, you are missing out. Much like my love for kale, I believe that quinoa is another highly underrated nutritional powerhouse. Quinoa, pronounced like keen-wah, is actually a seed and not a grain. It’s high in protein, offering 8.1 grams* of this awesome macronutrient for every […]

BLT Chicken Salad

When my wife told me she was making this recipe, I stopped and said, “For who? Your book club?” Be glad I threw her a sly smile and got her to laugh, because if I had pissed her off, I wouldn’t be sharing this recipe with you today. And then we’d all be missing out. […]