Salty

The expression to be worth one's salt, which means you're competent and deserve what you're earning, has roots in ancient Rome, where soldiers were sometimes paid in salt or given an allowance to purchase...

By |2018-08-01T20:29:25-05:00August 1st, 2018|Diet, Ketogenic, Talk to Me Johnnie|6 Comments

Power Athlete on a Budget

Hi John, Currently I am in college in South Carolina and this August begin a new job. For the first time ever, I will also have to budget my food. How would you recommend I plan my food purchases? For instance, is grass fed beef more important than organic chicken? Where should I go organic? For the Paleo-ish diet, where should I place the priority? I am thinking of budgeting $80-100 per month [...]

By |2016-07-01T16:35:10-05:00July 4th, 2016|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie|5 Comments

Grass-Fed versus Grain-Fed

On one side you have powerhouses like Michael Pollan and Joel Saladin who believe the way cattle are being raised is both inhumane and poisoning us as a nation. On the other, you have a USDA and a vast collection of independent cattle ranchers raising cattle to feed an overpopulated planet. ..

By |2016-04-23T08:02:34-05:00April 22nd, 2016|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie|1 Comment

Dextrose

Dextrose is the name of a simple sugar chemically identical to glucose (blood sugar) that is made from corn. In many cases dextrose is used in food products as a sweetener, but it also is used extensively for medical purposes. Since dextrose is a “simple” sugar, the body can use it rapidly for energy...

By |2016-01-12T21:46:25-05:00January 12th, 2016|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie|3 Comments

Bulking in a Bind

I have been following Field Strong and the Bulking Protocol and making great gains but I am having trouble find protein sources when traveling and away from home. If I am lucky enough to prepare my snacks, I survive on cold meat loaf and chicken...

By |2014-05-15T14:13:38-05:00May 15th, 2014|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie|15 Comments

Bulking Protocol – Part 3

That really depends on what you are training for and your goals. But since this series is called The Bulking Protocol it is safe to assume you are reading with the goal of putting on muscle and size. I favor the more frequent meal model, as it is the only way for me to consume enough calories over the course of the day using high quality food sources...

By |2014-03-18T10:06:23-05:00March 18th, 2014|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie|3 Comments

Mom & Raw Milk

I have an 18-year-old son who plays high school football. He does not expect that he will play college football since he is 5'9". He is however very broad and has a large frame. He would like to get stronger and more physical. He is interested in the diet you propose that consists of raw milk. I am uncomfortable with this recommendation...

By |2014-03-05T16:05:43-05:00March 5th, 2014|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie|33 Comments

Bulking Protocol – Part 2

For the second installment of the Bulking Protocol, we are going to outline the "how much?" portion of the method. If you are reading this, there is a good chance you are interested in putting on size or at the very least understand how it can be done with good results. Many ask, how do I increase the number on the scale without a massive increase in my waistline?...

Bulking Protocol – Part 1

Thanks for emailing me. I was not being sarcastic about contacting me about how to put on size and muscle and more specifically my bulking protocol. The Power Athlete Bulking Protocol is easy to follow and has always resulted in a bigger, stronger, more muscular athletes. Where we have succeeded, and others failed, is consistency...

By |2013-09-06T05:11:39-05:00September 6th, 2013|Diet, Power Athlete, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|30 Comments