helluv asked: i look forward to seeing what kind of ab routine you use.
I use a stability ball and abmat. I suggest getting the abmat through Rogue Fitness, as the firmness varies from company to company. Also, I don’t do abs that often - but I do engage my core during every workout. And I eat clean - if you don’t eat clean, you won’t have abs. Ever.
elephanteccentricity asked: Could you post your meal plan?
I don’t necessarily follow a meal plan. I follow three simple rules - 64+ ounces of water a day, no processed foods and eat only when hungry.
m-odella asked: I've never heard of tricep pushdowns before, or maybe have just never heard the exercise phrased that way. Can you tell me what they are?
8 mile run followed by upperbody and 100 abmat situps (if you don’t have an abmat, you’re a fool - get one here). Upper body for me is always done with two 20 pound dumbbells and in supersets to keep my heart rate high. This upper body workout takes 15-20 minutes if you’re actually focusing and doing it right.
10X5 dumbbell curls
10X5 tricep pushdowns (overhead tricep extensions)
10X5 tricep pullups
10X5 dumbbell rows
10X3 shoulder shrugs
hipporacle asked: In your words, what do you consider 'clean eating'? What are NOT clean foods? I just read this word in another blog, but I don't know the meaning of it. I would love to try this as I feel that eating on a budget (shitty processed food being the cheapest) has made me feel lethargic and sluggish. I just want to detox and start my life over :(
Clean refers to eating foods that aren’t processed. For example, apples, spinach, buckwheat millet, nuts, quinoa, etc. Essentially, foods that are plants, not made in plants.
I eat on a budget, as well - and have never once had to rely on ‘convenience’ foods to tide me over. Furthermore, you can get a few carrots and a potato for less than $1 - not the healthiest of meals, but better than a package of ramen noodles.
Today I woke up at 6am. Ran 8 miles in 58 minutes. Came back home (I don’t workout in a gym) and did lower body supersets; front lunges, reverse lunges, dead lifts and tabata squats, all while holding two 20 pound dumbbells. 250 situps on a stability ball, with 20 abmat crunches between each 50.
uberfit-deactivated20120217 asked: Would love to see a detailed explanation of your exercise and nutrition plan!
Yes, that will come soon - when time permits.
skeletallyskinny-deactivated201 asked: whats a common breakfast you eat?
Typically I’ll eat a cup of rolled oats made with 1 1/2 cups of almond milk + cinnamon, sliced bananas, chia seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut and flax oil - totaling somewhere around 800-900 calories. Breakfast is always my heaviest meal because it gives me a lot of energy and allows me to eat lighter throughout the day.
I suppose I should also note that I do my long run (6-12 miles) around 6 or 7am, then come home and drink 32 ounces of cold water before I eat anything. I also have a giant cup of coffee + creamer with my breakfast - whoever says drinking caffeine is bad, is seriously disturbed.
icdtaiw asked: how how how did you get those abs? xx
Not eating like shit and not being lazy. In other words, 100% clean eating, running and bodybuilding. ;)