for workouts, i just use the notepad app. most workout trackers are shit.
Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 2673
so fucking functional, brb prepping for squatting whilst walking down shallow mountains. Like if you were a sherpa in napal or some shit and you had to carry a fat guy down mt everest.
When the weight your squatting is so heavy not even the pussy pad will relieve your pain you should lift in a down vest.
I've been over at my parents place the last couple of days so I had to lift at a regular fitness gym yesterday.
Had totally forgotten how awful that environment is. Extremely loud and trashy trance music, a ton of weekend warrior bodybuilders blasting their biceps and women in their 30's to 50's doing some weird HIIT with ropes and 5lb dumbbells screaming at eachother and pushing themselves way too far. I was extremely mentally fatigued halfway in but managed to get through my session. Kept to myself on the lifting platform for 2 hours with all the plates, hehe.
Those gyms provide some funny sights every now and then but the rest of it is pretty bad unless there's some other cool people who train semi decently.
Not sure if this helps but here's a few recipes I go to. They all taste good and the best part is they can be adjusted for macros without compromising anything. Also, for the most part they can be eaten hot or cold and can be portioned out into individual servings for throughout the week. I usually eyeball measurements and adjust them depending on my requirements for the day so these are just guidelines.
Quinoa Chicken Bowl:
Diced chicken breast or thighs
pumpkin seeds or pine nuts, sunflower seeds
vinagrette (olive oil, white wine vinegar or lemon juice, minced garlic and shallots)
Cook the chicken then combine with the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add the vinagrette and mix.
Eggs and egg whites
Cheese - Feta,
diced sweet potatoes
Tuna and Chickpea salad
2 cans tuna mixed with whole grain mustard, mayo, capers, green onion
Chickpeas with marinated artichoke hearts, chopped spinach or kale, red onion and white wine vinegar
Combine tuna and chickpeas
Sauce: Hosein, sriracha, garlic, ginger, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil - combine in a bowl
lb minced turkey breast
slaw - shredded carrot, napa cabbage, scallion, sesame seeds with oil and rice wine vinegar. Combine.
Sautee the turkey until cooked, mix in cooked quinoa stir in sauce and reserve some for drizzling
Place in high-protein whole wheat wrap, top with slaw and fold. Bake or cook in a pan seam-side down until wrap is toasted.
Morrocan Lamb Tagine:
Spice Mix: ground coriander, dried thyme, ground allspice, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground cinnamon (or use a pre-packaged blend)
one onion chopped
four cloves garlic minced
can of diced tomatoes
cubed sweet potatoes
Sear off the lamb in a dutch oven until brown on all sides. Remove the lamb , drain excess fat then sautee onions and garlic. Once they're translucent return the lamb to the pot and add the tomatoes sweet potatoes and water or stock to just cover. Cook at a simmer for about an hour and a half until lamb is tender.
Serve over couscous, quinoa or rice garnished with almond slices
Smoked Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Meatballs
Meatballs -- combine ground turkey with one egg, minced garlic and panko breadcrumbs soaked in milk. Form meatballs.
Place a cube of mozzarella in the center and form meatball around cheese until sealed.
Bake at 400 until done.
Place meatballs in your favourite tomato sauce and warm through. Serve with pasta.
Chicken Greens and Roasted Poblano
2 fresh poblano chiles
3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 medium white onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
5 cups (lightly packed) coarsely chopped, spinach
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup nonfat Greek Yogurt
Cook the chicken, set aside. Roast poblanos over flame or under the broiler then peel.
Sautee garlic and onions and spinach. Add broth, cook down for a minute then add the greek yogourt chicken and poblanos.
Cook for a few minutes until sauce consistency is achieved.
Serve over rice, quinoa, couscous or with pita, wrap, etc....
Curried Chicken Salad
4 Chicken Breasts poached in stock until cooked through
Madras Curry Powder
Toasted pecans or walnuts
Shred the poached chicken breasts withtwo forks, or cube
Combine greek yogourt, mayo, curry powder, cayenne in a bowl. Mix into shredded chicken.
Add chopped green onion, shredded carrots and walnuts or pecans.
Serve in a wrap, or pita.
Excellent post. Thank you
I only high bar... I haven't trained it low bar, but everyone says I should give it a decent shot.
Ditto on taking pictures of random people at the gym being somewhat douchey, also think renaissance periodization wrote Dan Greens' diets before Stan Efferdinger (sure bacon can correct me if I'm wrong) seems knowledgeable.
In other news off to meet the owner of the Strength and C gym tomorrow, hopefully not too pricey.
Went to the gym on my lunch break yesterday, was fucking glorious. The partners didn't care I was gone for like 1.5 hours and the gym was pretty much empty. Cutting squat day out of my prog for the next 1-2 weeks to try to get my deadlift up faster and hit my upper body more. Not sure if I even need to start cutting at the end of the month, I'm still pretty lean. Sitting at 193 this morning, but was up around 199 a couple days ago. Really wanna break that 200 mark soon!