Friday, May 3

I write a lot of blogs about diet and nutrition and most of the time those are geared towards people that want to lose body fat or weight. But what if you want to gain weight? What if you want to get as strong and as big as you can be? Obviously, your diet would look different than those trying to lose.

Blaine Sumner is a powerlifter who squats more than 1,000 pounds. You need to be really big and really strong to do that, even if there is gear that helps you reach those numbers. So, what does Blaine eat?

Here’s an article from Barbend detailing his diet and the famous (or infamous) “Chicken Shake.” (see video below)

Now, I’m not saying it’s good or bad to eat this much and get this big, but he has performance goals and the only way to get there is to eat lots of calories. I’m not sure it’s healthy at all, but that’s another story.

My point is that you need to know what your goals are in order to eat, sleep, and train to get there. Do you want to lose weight, gain weight, squat a certain number, and/or do a pull up? All of those things may require changes to your lifestyle and those changes won’t be the same for everyone.

Figure out what you want to achieve and go after it! And if you try the Chicken Shake, let me know!

Workout for Friday, May 3
EMOM 24
MIn 1: 5 Strict Pull Ups+ 7 Push Ups + 9 Air Squats
Min 2: 7 Deadlifts + 5 Hang Power Cleans + 3 Push Jerks
Min 3: Rest
*Barbell Weight is 155/105

CrossFit 616