Saturday, September 21, 2013

Voodoo Floss

In order to keep my knee pain at bay to continue training, I am always doing maintenance on my self.  This includes mobility work, foam rolling, Physio treatment, chiropractor visits, ART, and now voodoo floss. I ordered them from rogue fitness:
after a weightlifting friend recommended them to me. After watching Kelly Starrett on YouTube I tried it out. I wrap up each patella tendon and do 20 body weight squats. Then I wrap up above the knee cap and repeat. It does hurt when wrapping them up but feels good when squatting. I notice it does help reduce pain. The science behind it is that the bands break up the adhesions and junk around your knees. It's a good way to do bush league ART on yourself. I definitely recommend it if you are having knee pain. Kelly Starrett shows how it's done:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Trying Bulletproof Coffee

If you have not heard of Dave Asprey's bullet proof coffee recipe you can read more about it on bulletproof. Basically you are just adding grass fed, non salted butter to your coffee, and MCT oil. Dave recommends buying his coffee as it is guaranteed to have mold free beans.  Kerrygold makes the grass fed unsalted butter, and you can get the MCT oil from Dave's site as well. The premise is that you clear "head fog" and turn your coffee into a cancer, and fat fighting super coffee. I have been following the exact recipe for a week now and I can definitely tell a difference in quality of the coffee. I also have been loving the rich taste of the grass fed butter in the coffee. This is the first time I have been drinking coffee without adding sugar or cream so I guess that is a huge plus. I even look forward to having coffee the next morning when I am getting ready to sleep. I can not tell you for sure if I notice a difference with "head fog". It is hard to quantify that claim without doing before and after IQ tests. I definitely recommend this coffee if you are health conscious and want to make sure you are putting the healthiest choices in your mouth.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

2013-09-02 Training.

Starting a phase with a lot of volume right now. I feel pretty good even though I had a few weeks off. Dinner was hamburger with squash.