Monday 141117

Back squat

Then, 3×10 2″ deficit deadlift @ 50% 1RM deadlift

Post score to BTW.

Mike had his morning cup of joe.

Mike going #HAM on some shoulder to overhead.

3 Coffee Recipes That Will Kick You In The Face And Help You Crush Your Workout

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Modified Bulletproof Coffee

The paleo movement has ignited momentum in the world of coffee with the birth of Bulletproof coffee. The original way of making Bulletproof coffee falls into more of a primal category, since it includes dairy. I prefer a modified version, using ghee instead of butter. Here’s how I make it:


  • 1 Tablespoon of MCT oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of ghee
  • 18oz of fresh brewed coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of turmeric


Blend it all together and enjoy!

*** Traditional bulletproof coffee would not use the cinnamon and turmeric.

Homemade Cold Brew

Cold brew is another craze in the coffee world, especially here in Los Angeles. I love an afternoon cold brew like nothing else. At my favorite local spot I mentioned how much I enjoy a good cold brew and also that I write for Breaking Muscle, and the gentleman behind the counter was happy to tell me how to make my own. Delighted, I ran home and immediately got started. Here’s how to do it:


  • 16oz of cold filtered water
  • 3/4 cup freshly ground coffee


  1. Combine both ingredients in a Mason jar and stir.
  2. Cover and let sit for 16 hours.
  3. Strain through a coffee filter into a new container and refrigerate until chilled. 
  4. Enjoy a delicious homemade, simple cold brew!

“Hello” Cup of Coffee

Since the beginning of my health-conscious life, I crave a little kick now and again with my food and drinks. That desire, coupled with a strong love of chocolate, inspired this cup of deliciousness. Basically my two cravings got married and they now exist in a cup of coffee that excites from the first sip to the last. I call it my “Hello” cup of coffee.


  • 8 ounces of freshly brewed coffee
  • Dash of cinnamon, turmeric & cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of cacao powder


Mix all ingredients together and stir with a spoon. Take your first sip and say hello!


  1. Mike C :

    Ham?!?! More like #struggle. Robyn can’t take pictures of me anymore haha. I have a reputation to uphold. #bluesteel

  2. Jim D. :

    Why are we ruining coffee? Give me a large black coffee and life is good?

  3. Joe M :

    Back to back Mondays with 5×5 back squats. Not looking forward to another long sore week.

  4. Jason Allison :

    For anyone that doesn’t already know, ghee is just clarified butter and is easy to make at home!

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