• Nutrition

    Smoothies: for Adults or sugar overload?

    I’ve long been a fan of Shawn Phillips, author of Strength for Life: The Fitness Plan for the Rest of Your Life. Over the past few years, I’ve become somewhat more than a Facebook Friend. In September of 2010 I was curled up in a ball in my bunk in the Barrels Huts at 12,000′. I drank some bad water and had severe diarrhea and cramps that almost stopped me from successfully qualifying for the Elbrus Race 2010, a mountain running race to the summit of 18,510 ft (5642 meters) Mount Elbrus, highest peak in Europe and one of the Seven Summits. Shawn called to cheer me up, and help…

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  • Nutrition

    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…