• Nutrition

    Waterbury Diet Testing – Fasting Phase

    I recently attended a personal trainer workshop with Chad Waterbury, trainer of UFC fighters and long-time contributor to T-Nation, a website devoted to many types of weight training and diet. On Saturday we were given the opportunity to learn about the “Waterbury Diet“, which is a variation of “The Warrior Diet”. This diet is based on intermittent fasting or periods of low and high calorie consumption to stimulate the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. These are known generically as (respectively) “Flight or Fight” and “Rest and Digest” systems. The theory is that if you tweak them just the right way, you’ll take advantage of the fat loss properties of the…

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    Healthy Loaded Tomato Soup

    Both Timothy Ferris and Chad Waterbury have recommended black beans for the fiber and protein content. Cruciferous veggies are also highly recommended. A few weeks ago I started experimenting with combining all this into a tomato soup for convenience. The result is below: For one serving (my serving anyway): steam ahead for about 5 minutes: · handful chopped whole broccoli · handful chopped whole cauliflower (I think the stems are rich in nutrients and flavor) combine in a microwave dish with · 1/2 can Tomato Bisque soup · 1/2 can black beans sprinkle on top a little · taco seasoning microwave for 1 to 1-1/2 minute, stirring about halfway enjoy

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    February training workshop

    Chad Waterbury gave a great workshop on training and nutrition with a ton of great ideas and thought-provoking concepts at this event at Staley Performance Institute in Phoenix Arizona. I have a lot of really cool ideas to experiment with and report in later blog posts. Thanks everyone.

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    Breakfast Shakes

    I developed my Breakfast Shake recipe while Training for the Elbrus Race (a mountain running race in Russia) 2010. I typically train for a couple hours in the morning on an empty stomach (my morning workout supplement drinks have little to no calories). I feel that breakfast shakes are the perfect way to replenish the nutrients burned during my exercise, and prepares me for the day. Recipe for my breakfast shakes 1 Packet FullStrength or 2 scoops of protein powder 5 gm creatine 5 gm glutamine 5 gm BCAA powder 1 scoop Amazing Grass Energy Green Superfood Lemon Lime 1 tsp cinnamon 2 1/2 cups water I blend it all…