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Protein Tasting

Posted Apr 20 2010 9:10pm

Hi guys!

First off all, I want to say congratulations to my sister Cerina who got accepted into a Cosmetology course! She got accepted into a program at the same school where I did nursing school..woohoo! She practiced her skills on me last night- isn’t she good?

Imagine if she’s that talented now, what will she be able to do after the course? :D

Anyway, I’m glad you enjoyed my Protein Post yesterday! A lot of you were asking for my recommendations for proteins so I thought I’d start out today’s post with a list of all of the protein-powders that I’ve tried, and my thoughts on them.

Whey Proteins

Blends:

Casein’s:

Others:

Hmm.. I’m sure I’ve tried more than that but those are the ones I could think of off the top of my head!

So this morning I naturally started off my day with my usual 50 grams of oatbran and 30 grams of Dymatize Banana protein powder.

And then I went to the gym for my Shoulders/Triceps workout. It was pretty good.. although I did tweak my shoulder! I should have done a warm up but I was too stubborn and twisted my arm. Yet, I kept working out. I know, I know, do as I say, not as I do! Anyway, here was the workout:

Superset 1:

Regular Sets:

  • Double Bench Weighted Tricep Dips- 25 pounds on lap; 4 sets of 12
  • Iso-Lateral Shoulder Press- 60 pounds, 4 sets of 10
  • Dips - Unassisted, 4 sets of 10

Superset 2:

  • Lateral Raises (no cheating)- 12.5 pounds per arm, 4 sets of 10
  • Rear Lateral Raises- 7.5 pounds per arm, 4 sets of 10

Regular Sets:

  • One Arm Tricep Extension - 20 pounds per arm; 4 sets of 8 (last 6 forced reps)
  • Lateral Raise Machine- 3 sets of dropsets with 35 pounds, 30 pounds, 25 pounds
  • Close Grip Tricep Push Up s- 4 sets until failure
  • Walking Overhead Plate Press- 25 pounds, until failure
  • Leaning Lateral Cable Raises- 10 pounds per arm, 3 sets until failure

Total Time: 1 hour 14 minutes Calories Burned: 434 Max HR: 181

I came home and refueled with 150 grams worth of blackberries and blueberries and a Double Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake:


After that I read some of a new book I bought! It’s called “The Pact”. It’s really good so far! Before my Microbiology class I made my next meal- Mock Zucchini Bread French Toast! Just the usual Mock French Toast recipe but with the addition of 80 grams of shredded zucchini, 1 tsp bee pollen, and one tablespoon of almond butter:


My Microbiology class was pretty interesting today! We were learning about viruses, how they invade, food contamination, etc.

When I got home I had one thing on my mind- kabocha squashed snack ! However, I didn’t have quite enough kabocha. So I improvised and made Peanut Butter Beta Carotene Mash! LOL. I blended up 60 grams of roasted kabocha, 1.85 oz baked sweet potato, 1/2 serving Muscle Gauge Peanut Butter protein powder, 1/3 cup water, 1 tbsp Naturally More peanut butter, cinnamon, ginger, and guar gum:


Realizing I was running short on cals, I snacked on an additional 4 oz of all natural, preservative and sodium-free (from our local meat market) turkey breast with wasabi:


And pre-Tabata I snacked on 1/2 cup 0% Fage mixed with Capella Pralines and Cream flavor drops, 1 tbsp flaxmeal, cinnamon, ginger, and stevia:


My sister and I didn’t feel like driving to the gym tonight so we did Tabata at home! We did a 5 minute warm-up jog around the neighborhood, then proceeded to do the 16 minutes of Tabata . A 10 minute walking cool down later, and I burned an additional 300 cals!

For dinner, I had my favorite cabbage stir-fry of all time: 285 grams of cabbage (ALOT- like 6 cups maybe?) with 3.5 oz cooked lean ground bison, fresh New Mexico green chilies, and New Mexico pureed red chili peppers. Plus 1/2 oz pepitas:


Totals after dinner (cals/protein/carbs/fat): 1590/187/100/34

Dessert will probably be protein cookie dough with almond butter.. I’m running short on fats!

See you later!

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