In episode nine of “The Pillars of Health” Jonathan is joined on the phone by Dr. Lindsay Tanksey from North Carolina State University, clinical social worker Bonnie Chang and strength coach Eirinn Carroll to discuss nutrition from many different angles. Thanks to my two dogs Mickey and Remington for providing an entertaining soundtrack to this episode. Some of the topics discussed under the banner of nutrition include: Continue reading →
As much as marketing campaigns and the media want us to believe that fat loss is achievable with their latest supplement, a hew hype fitness food or some random exercise technique (all my shake weight crew say heyyyyyy). Fat loss is not a simple phenomenon, there are many levels as to what goes into allowing someone to lose not just weight but body fat. We’ve all heard the “you should eat more protein, use high intensity interval training until you puke” advice. On the other hand we can simply embark on a journey of self discovery. This is the least popular answer as it takes time and doesn’t give instant results. Spoiler Alert – Nothing gives instant results. Continue reading →
In episode five of “The Pillars of Health” strength coaches Jon Carroll and Chris Mullins discuss their top five take aways from a recent continuing education trip to the 2017 Physical Preparation Summit in Indianapolis. Some of the topics discussed in this episode include why accessory exercises are beneficial and which ones you should be using in your training, how breathing has a knock on effect to controlling your hips, why you should “embrace the mundane” and why connecting with people is so important. There are a bunch of other great knowledge bombs that the guys dropped in this episode that you can apply to your own training experience. Hope you guys enjoy!
In order to stay on top of your goals, whatever they may be, nutrition plays a key role. When it comes to food, we all need guidelines and here are 5 practical rules to embrace right now. Continue reading →
In this months “Eat Well, Live Well” nutrition newsletter, Eirinn Dougherty outlines why its important to prepare meals at home and she also examines how to take in everything your body needs to function at an optimal level. There is also a quick and easy recipe for delicious taco bowls!
After some mini experiments in the kitchen I came across a mixture of the following makes a great coffee and protein mix (Profee – subject to patent pending*) to give your normal coffee or even a Bulletproof coffee some extra taste.
Add in a blender:
– 1 tablespoon of Hemp Force Mocha Protein powder
-1 tablespoon of Kerrygold butter
-1 tablespoon of MCT Oil or coconut oil
-Coffee brewed from organic coffee beans
*I’m joking about the patent pending.Seriously though, don’t use that without my permission.