*Friday Night Strength Training*
DEADLIFTS! 135x5, 225x5, 275x3, 315x1, 335x1 *video*, 350x1 *failed*, ((135x5)x10). My back wasn't as straight in my 335 rep as I would've liked it to have been. As soon as I tightened up for the pull on the 350 I knew it wasn't coming off the ground. No worries though. I added 35 pounds to my last 1RM so I'm happy. The 10 sets of 5 at the end weren't very fun, but it'll all pay off. I really focused on engaging my hamstrings for every lift today. Good stuff! .
Give me meat
Give me.....actually, just meat is good!
Beautifully cooked steak!!
Fun fact about red meat:
Red meat is high in selenium which catalyze the production of active thyroid hormones!
Healthy thyroid = increased metabolism!!
So, EAT SOME STEAK!
What do SILICON VALLEY EXECS KNOW that you don’t?
FASTING AND INTERMITTENT FASTING is all the rage theses days. Proper fasting clearly works wonderfully for some people and can deliver some awesome benefits. I’ve heard some great success stories about fasting dramatically helping and healing patients from Dr. Jason Feng and others.
But in my mind, fasting is simply one tool on the path to human longevity, peak performance, optimal health. And I believe it, on the whole, to be greatly inferior to a properly executed and devised Ketogenic lifestyle nutrition progrom — the latter being much more mindful of reducing sugar loads, stabilizing insulin and hormone levels, reducing toxins and chemicals in the body IN THE LONG TERM.
Because you can Fast but your body typically still won’t long-term switch over to being Fat-adapted and using fat as its primary fuel. And that, my friends, is the Gold Standard in my opinion. Someone will fast but their body will still be hard-wired and trained to primarily run on glucose (and that is a HUGE problem in my mind). Huge.
Keto (and even most adhering to Keto don’t do keto properly, from my perspective) ... but a well-devised and executed Keto provides mostly All Day, Year-Round benefits and relatively low glucose levels.. but also does NOT deprive people of food (which sets many people up for binge eating and regaining the weight and bodyfat in the future). Fasting is a wonderful tool, absolutely ... and worth implementing if you want to detox and reset your body from all the gook, pollutions, heavy metals, etc... that collect inside us. Keto is not a “Fast for Five Days” and then eat all the sugary and chemical crap model ... Keto is about making the right choices hour-by-hour, day-by-day ... and keeping sugar and carbs (which are in most cases basically de facto sugar) at the lowest levels you can handle and feel comfortable with.
So again ... fasting is one tool in the toolbox and might make for a wonderful complement to KETO but it’s not TOP OF THE PYRAMID stuff.
Another AMAZING looking avocado!! 🥑🥑🥑
And possibly the most perfectly hard boiled eggs of all time 🥚🥚🥚
Great breakfast option to get your body and mind primed for the day.
3 high fat foods + moderate protein from the cheese and eggs!
What are you guys having for breakfast today?
Just put up a new post on my blog. The first of my The Carnivore Eating Diaries. Where I look at if you can eat this way long term. I also look at the perfect health diet, as a transition diet or a long term lifestyle if you think you could never go as strict as Keto or Carnivore.
Wearing @softstarshoes in the photo, an excellent minimalist shoe.
Can’t WAIT to tuck in to my refeed meal tomorrow night!! #ketopizza is life. Gotta fill them muscles up! As usual my half has the anchovies 😆🐟 SWIPE to see it being made in stages. This base is made with ground pork rinds instead of the traditional almond meal. Taking no chances of bloating for me! #nofibre#nocarbs
Keto Testimonial alert... so the past couple years I’ve tried out a Ketogenic diet here and there when I needed to shed some weight for powerlifting competitions but lacked the discipline to stick to it for very long. I would shed some quick weight it would come right back when I reintroduced carbs. For about a month I have fully gone all in on Keto. I feel great and I have lost about 15 lbs. I’ve been consuming anywhere from 3000-5000 calories a day. To put that in perspective for someone my size and activity level to lose that much weight I should be consuming anywhere from 2000-2500 calories.
I’m not saying this nutrition style is for everyone I’m just sharing the experience I’m having with it. People say Keto doesn’t work. I’m here to tell it works for me, I agree it may not work for everyone. But there are numerous studies that have been or are in the process of being published that show numerous positive benefits to a Keto lifestyle. If I can eat like this everyday and still lose weight I’m sold🤤 #ketogenicathlete#ketolifestyle#ketogenicathletepodcast#redmeatlover#meateater#waroncarbs#fatisgood#dontfearfat#nofilter @marksmellybell @bigstrongfast @ketocounterculture @ketosports @kegenix
Pretty much planned out my running races for 2018, I will only announce them once properly booked though just in case things change. I am going for a mixture of PB hunting races and new experiences on trails / hills. Even though I hate hills haha.
The problem with my advanced planning is that I am taking all of October off from running, and this has made me desperate to get back out on the roads.
Had a good food day today, but any day that includes Ribeye is a good day generally.
8am - 100g beef patty and cheese.
1pm - 400g Ribeye.
8pm - 400g beef patty and cheese.
Hay días que me gusta ir al gym y salir pronto. Para estás ocasiones hago rutinas que involucren un poco de cardio, aparte de que odio el cardio "tradicional" , y trabajar muchos músculos al mismo tiempo. Esta forma es más efectiva esta forma para quemar grasa y ganar condición ❇️ 12 repeticiones de desplantes con cada pierna con dumbbell upright-row ❇️ 12 repeticiones del ejercicio compuesto por dumbbell sumó squat+plank+ row de cada brazo+ curl bicep+ press de hombro❇️ 1 minuto de saltar la cuerda tan rápido como puedas. Repite 3 o 4 veces descansando 45 segundo entre cada ronda 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 #poweredbyketones
Hunger was better today. Felt more like I did on Keto. Where I would get to the point where I felt like I could eat but it never passed that feeling. Whereas yesterday I went far beyond that stage.
Lunch is proving difficult to master, but I will get there. I cook some meat the night before, and eat it cold the next day from a tub. However some meats and cuts work much better than others.
Ribeye - meat stays tasy and the fat is almost better the next day. Stays super soft.
Lamb patties - superior to beef patties when cold, less grisly. To be fair superior taste when warm too.
Beef Patties - nothing terrible but can be a little grisly the next day, and lacks the flavour compared to when freshly cooked.
Chicken Drumsticks, legs or thighs - the skin goes a little weird and I find the meat rubbery. Chicken is off the menu for lunches, and too be fair will rarely be on my main meal menu either.
Pork shoulder steaks - lacks flavour and goes chewy. Fat goes really hard and grisly.
Rump and Sirloin - unlike Ribeye I find the meat and fat becomes a bit hard to chew. Lacks the flavour it has when freshly cooked.
I will keep trying new lunch meats when I fancy them, plus I can experiment with omelettes etc.
Exercise wise today I did 5 minutes of Pull Ups (10) and 10 minutes Yoga. I am currently finding it very easy to do the 15 minutes I have planned each day. However I have found this easy before, it is also very easy to fall out of the habit of doing it. So I need to be really mindful and keep my motivation high.
Beautiful breakfast plate!!
Some of you might be asking, “Woah, what’s with the fruit? Isn’t fruit a no-go on Keto?”
Generally speaking, yes. Fruit does not really fit into a Ketogenic Diet.
However, grapefruit is somewhat of a special case.
Grapefruit may have the potential to prevent insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance increases risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes.
So, as long as you keep the amount of grapefruit you eat within your carbohydrate range, adding it into your diet could help with insulin resistance.
If you’re ever craving something sweet, this is the fruit to go with!
-•H U M P D A Y •_🏃🏻♀️_• R U N D A Y•- Feeling great this morning! Eating keto again after my week hiatus has me feeling less bloated and lighter than I did last week when I was eating carbs! Weighing myself this Sunday to see where I am at.... haven’t stepped on the scale since last week😅 Got a 16 miler this weekend though! 🤜🏽🤛🏽
It's finally back in stock on Amazon! Go get you some before they run out!
Repost from @syntropylabs
Sometimes a sequel is so mind blowingly badass that you can't even believe it! AMPED v2 is pretty much Terminator 2 meets TheEmpire strikes back meets The Dark Knight!! Better taste, consistency, look, feel, impact, and all around badassedness! These ketones make you want to be a better person, these ketones make you want to save the princess, climb the mountain , fight the dragon and write a romance novel for the heck of it!! We are so Amped to bring you AMPED 2.0 this week, watch out 😍😍😍
Anyone every struggle with insulin levels?? 🙋
Good thing Keto is great for insulin-related issues!!
The Ketogenic Diet lowers insulin levels due to the reduction in carbohydrate consumption.
Low insulin levels have a number of beneficial effects on the body including but not limited to, normalizing and improving hormone functions and weight loss!
. 📷: @hurryupketosis
Felt hungry all day today, one of them days when I couldn’t be filled. I stuck with what I had planned to eat, but I am guessing I should have to listened to my body and ate more!
8am - 200g beef patty and cheese
1pm - 400g beef joint
7:30pm - 300g Lamb Patty and cheese
Exercise - 5 minutes of press ups (34), and 10 minutes of Yoga.