Weekend Food Prep–All-in-One-Oat Bran and Wheat Porridge Breakfast Bowl

I prefer to eat something before my weekend runs. I know a lot of runners don’t like to eat beforehand, but I find I wake up hungry enough that I need some fuel to keep me going. However, running with food in my gut can create its own problems, so I developed this breakfast toContinue reading “Weekend Food Prep–All-in-One-Oat Bran and Wheat Porridge Breakfast Bowl”

“Captain Picard of the USS Jacked,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 139- Why Try Harder Fails

Spinning your wheels in the gym? Maybe you just need to try harder. Or not. It’s not my thing to assume folks simply need to put in more effort in order to realize their lifting dreams. I’m much more interested in finding sustainable solutions that address the barriers that prevent us from being as consistentContinue reading ““Captain Picard of the USS Jacked,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 139- Why Try Harder Fails”

“Navigating a world that is not accessible,” Balance 365 Life Radio Ep. #172– Ableism in Health and Fitness with Alison Tedford

Sometimes we read, watch or listen to something, and we don’t register it as particularly impactful, but in retrospect, we realize it’s changed our perspective in profound ways. This episode of Balance 365 Life Radio has been one of those moments for me. Alison Tedford speaks about the importance of recognizing and addressing ableism inContinue reading ““Navigating a world that is not accessible,” Balance 365 Life Radio Ep. #172– Ableism in Health and Fitness with Alison Tedford”

Weekend Food Prep–Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs

Pumpkin pie for breakfast? Yes please. I make this just sweet enough to not register as savory to my tastes, but you can vary the sweetening to your preferences. You could also make it sweeter by stirring in some fruit before baking, allowing the natural sweetness to compliment the custard. Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs one.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Eggs”

“The few, the proud, the jacked,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 138- Metabolism Myths (Age, Sex & Individual Differences)

This week’s Iron Culture goes into three influences on metabolism and the latest research on to what degree they actually matter–age, sex, and individual differences. Which, as I type that, I realize is kinda obvious from the title. But hey, my seventh grade English teacher taught me to have a topic sentence, and that’s whatContinue reading ““The few, the proud, the jacked,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 138- Metabolism Myths (Age, Sex & Individual Differences)”

Food Tracking and the Allure of Mathiness

The folks at Stronger By Science, with support from lots of other evidence-based folks I admire and trust (Danny Lennon and Jeff Nippard amongst them), released their food tracking app Macrofactor last week. With a free 2 week trial, I have given it a whirl, not because I’m likely to start tracking my food regularly,Continue reading “Food Tracking and the Allure of Mathiness”

It’s Time for Some New Gym Rules

As gyms around the world are slowly reopening, I welcome them to take this opportunity to restart with some new ground rules and expectations for their patrons in order to make it a more welcoming space.  As they existed pre-COVID, most gym cultures that I experienced were sometimes fine and sometimes extraordinarily problematic. They wereContinue reading “It’s Time for Some New Gym Rules”

“People don’t have patience,” 3D Muscle Journey Podcast, Ep. #165: Appetite Manipulation

I relistened to this older episode of the 3DMJ podcast on a recent walk, and I thought it hit on a lot of points that complimented my recent posts on feeling full (part one and two) and was worth sharing here on the blog. This is a conversation between Eric Helms, Steve Taylor, and BradContinue reading ““People don’t have patience,” 3D Muscle Journey Podcast, Ep. #165: Appetite Manipulation”

Weekend Food Prep–Lemon Herb Chicken

I eat a lot of chicken. This variation gives me a new flavor profile and is especially nice with Mediterranean Pasta Salad or flatbread with grilled vegetables. Lemon Herb Chicken one. Prepare 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts by slicing them into thick strips (3-4 per breast), cutting them the long way against the grain.Continue reading “Weekend Food Prep–Lemon Herb Chicken”

“Diving into things is your superpower,” Revolutionary You! Podcast Ep. #323–Dr. Lisa Lewis: Using Strength Training as Mental Health Medication

Wow! A really important topic from Jason Leenaarts and his guest this month, Dr. Lisa Lewis! I have to say, I’m really impressed with Jason’s willingness to go beyond the usual conversations about sets and reps and really dig into what I consider the far more meaningful work of health and fitness. Yes, I wantContinue reading ““Diving into things is your superpower,” Revolutionary You! Podcast Ep. #323–Dr. Lisa Lewis: Using Strength Training as Mental Health Medication”