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4 Ways to Save Money While Eating Well

Image Source It’s important to eat well as a strength athlete. The core of our philosophy is that food isn’t just fuel; it’s also recovery. As fuel and recovery, food may play one of the most overlooked roles in your training. But I’m a real guy who doesn’t make a ton of money. So how […]

Food Prep Tips for the Busy Athlete

Image Source Athletes tend to be busier than the average Joe. Hours a week spent in the gym soak up time that could otherwise be used to cook meals or go out to eat. Because time is at a premium, many of us find ourselves drinking protein shakes or picking up takeout or fast food. […]

Tom’s Kickass Steak Marinade

A nice, fatty steak is one of my favorite dinners. I like just salt and pepper on my steaks, like in this recipe, or maybe a little horseradish. But lately, I’ve been digging this tasty marinade. With just a few ingredients, most of which you have on hand, and a quick run in the blender […]

9 Things Every Athlete Should Have in Their Kitchen

I wrote this post after a long and lengthy discussion with my wife. She’s the main cook around here, and the kitchen is her domain. I say that not as a jerk, but as she truly loves cooking (and oh, horrors of all horrors, doesn’t like the way I put the pots and pans away). […]

How to Stock an Athlete’s Fridge, Part 2

In the first part of this, we talked about some essentials you need to have in your fridge if you want to be a well-fed athlete. Nutrition fuels recovery, recovery fuels performance. While veggies and fruit are great, protein is the single most important part of your diet. When I say protein, I almost exclusively […]

Meat Manifesto!!!

***Tom’s Note*** This article is written by a fellow Highland Games brethren, Josh Roslik, or the funniest dude I know. (And I know a lot of dudes.) Josh has competed in Olympic Lifting, was a National-level Judo competitor, trained in powerlifting, and is now waiting for the¬†perfect opportunity to stake out his claim in the […]