Starting Strength & Velocity

First off, I would like to thank you for the great programming CFFB provides! I am a huge fan and have been following CrossFit Football programming with a buddy for over a year. I am a college baseball player with dreams of draft day but realize that I will need to make up for my lack of height with speed and power, but its the power part I am having trouble with...

By |2013-02-03T04:40:16-06:00September 29th, 2011|Diet, Lifting Weights, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|7 Comments

Diet & Neurodegeneration

“The more processed food you eat as an athlete the more likely you will suffer long-term damage from your concussion.” – Dr. Jack Kruse. Leave it to a smart friend to send me an article on diet and neurodegeneration called, "Where CTE, Diet and Neurodegeneration Meet" by Dr. Jack Kruse…thanks Robb.

By |2013-02-03T04:57:37-06:00September 20th, 2011|Diet, Mental, Talk to Me Johnnie|19 Comments

Paleo Comfort Foods

A few weeks later, I received an advance copy of their book in the mail. You guys might not know this, but I like to barbeque. So much so I have a gas grill for the days when I am in the hurry and for the other 99% of the time I use a ceramic barbeque/smoker called a Big Green Egg. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Egg, it makes someone who is decent at the grill into a Food Network star. When I use the egg, I feel like I should have my own cooking show...

By |2013-06-03T21:18:57-05:00September 12th, 2011|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie, Testimonial|12 Comments

Leaning Out

John, I’m sure you get this sort of question a lot, but I don’t remember a clear answer in any TTMJ or board post. I completely understand if this info isn’t something that you disclose to just anybody, so no pressure…

By |2013-02-03T05:13:55-06:00August 18th, 2011|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|70 Comments

Game-Day Nutrition Feedback

...you had responded to my question back in March on this site (TTMJ) regarding Game-Day Nutrition for athletes, specifically Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in my case. In the spirit of providing feedback to you, your recommendations were right on point. Per your suggestion, I now get up early on tournament days and eat 2 chicken breasts, a whole avocado and a large yam about 4 hours before I'm scheduled to fight...

By |2013-02-03T05:24:25-06:00August 13th, 2011|Diet, FAQ, Power Athlete, Talk to Me Johnnie|0 Comments

Revisions

John, Thanks for posting the video of Mat Lalonde's lecture from the AHS. As a member of the scientific research community, it was refreshing listening to arguments for and against the numerous "Paleo-isms" that the CrossFit community likes to preach to promote this style of eating...

By |2013-02-03T05:24:21-06:00August 11th, 2011|Diet, Power Athlete, Talk to Me Johnnie|8 Comments

Ancestral Health Symposium

I am headed to the Ancestral Health Symposium tomorrow to hear a few of my friends present their thoughts on diet and lifestyle. For those of you that have not been plugged into the Paleo scene, the AHS is taking place at UCLA on Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th...

By |2013-02-03T06:55:51-06:00August 4th, 2011|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie|1 Comment

Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Hi John, I read your post on Irony and you said you tested your blood sugar levels and the closer to 80mg you could keep your levels 2 hours post meal the leaner you were able to get. I started this experiment - my plan is for 30 days - give or take. I just started here is what I got...

By |2013-02-03T19:15:25-06:00April 27th, 2011|Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie, Training|22 Comments

Irony

I am not sure how many of your read the NY Times or are fans of Gary Taubes, author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, but recently Taubes did a review of Robert Lustig’s lecture on sugar, called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth.” The 90-minute lecture discusses the effects of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and epidemic of obesity plaguing us today...

By |2013-06-03T22:17:10-05:00April 18th, 2011|Aggressive, Diet, Talk to Me Johnnie, WTF?|19 Comments