I get asked a lot via email and Facebook what supplements I take so here’s a list of what I have as my “active” supplements on my office desk that I build my daily nutrition plan around. I end up taking about 60-70% of these on a daily basis. Contact me if you want any more information. Dosages are normally as directed – but some I take higher dosages (like Cordyceps, Magnesium L-Threonate, and Ashwagandha which I am experimenting with a lot at the moment). I’ll add to the list as things change. About 60% of these are my own research and education. The rest are from deficiencies identified with genetic testing with 23andMe (when they were legally allowed to give more information than they do now), as well as through the massive blood panels and profiling I had done with Chris Talley, who looks after Red Bull’s athletes and is a former nutritionist for NASA. Chris’s company, Precision Food Works runs probably one of the most extensive blood and urine tests on the planet. Links are to the actual products: Read More
Cooper’s journey to wellness is chronicled in his new book, “Your New Prime: 30 Days to Better Sex, Eternal Strength, and a Kick-Ass Life After 40.” Here’s Cooper’s take on aging gracefully, his own health battles, and why men of a certain age should get their shit together. Click here for the full interview.
Coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat, a fat long considered to be unhealthy. Yet coconut oil is being touted as one of the healthiest oils you can consume. What’s wrong with this picture?
Unlike most other sources of saturated fat, including vegetable and seed oils and animal fat, which consist mainly of long-chain triglycerides, coconut oil is made up primarily of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). It turns out that chain size makes all the difference when it comes to your health.
Compared with long-chair triglycerides, the medium variety are absorbed and metabolized by the body differently. These differences are part of the reason coconut oil has been credited with a wide range of health benefits. Here are 12 of them: Read More
“Dad bods” are the new fitness standard for a growing bunch of men across the United States. What’s a dad bod? Well, think Seth Rogan, Jason Segel or Leonardo DiCaprio on summer vacation and between movie roles: overweight, out of shape, and happy and content with his pasta, rosé and Victoria’s Secret models. Basically, pudgy, cuddly, doughy, don’t really care about how you look any more: That’s the dad bod. And some women are supporting the new trend, if you believe the studies — apparently because having a man who has a dad bod as a partner takes the pressure off them to stay in shape. Another rationale is that if the man is not as focused on his own body, he’ll spend more time with and take better care of his partner and family — or so the theory goes. Read More
Laird Hamilton developed this underwater training system (Laird Hamilton XPT) and has been refining it for years to adapt to his personal survival and fitness training sessions. A few of us have the privilege of getting schooled by Laird on the techniques and systems he is continually developing.
135lb Ball Carry
“Ammo Box” Swims with No Breath + 40lb Weights
My latest HarperCollins published book is due for release on September 15, 2015 at all the leading stores including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, HarperCollins, and IndieBound. Here’s a video where I talk about it below. Pre-orders before September 15 qualify for a 48% discount at Amazon.
“If you want to live a life of passion and excellence as you age, this is your blueprint.”—Tony Robbins, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Entrepreneur, and Peak Performance Strategist
“Easy to follow and highly informative. Your New Prime is a groundbreaking program for better health for all men as they age.”—Alejandro Junger, M.D., New York Times Bestselling Author of Clean and Clean Eats Read More
For those of you who have followed my blog, you know that I love sardines and I still think they’re one of the best foods for men. That said, I think mussels are equal to if not better than sardines as part of your diet because they check all three boxes for positive lifestyle eating: moral, nutritional, and environmental.
Reluctantly, I recently signed up to run the New York Marathon again this year. I am doing it with a close friend, Chris Klug, who is raising money for his Chris Klug Foundation — a great cause that I am excited to be supporting.
I say reluctantly because I had long ago ticked marathons off my bucket list. I’ve continued doing a whole bunch of other trail races and adventures but had personally sworn off doing any more marathons.
For me it came down to two things: the type of training, and the associated nutritional requirements to support that training load (and running the actual race) — basically, all the highly-refined carbs and fructose-based sugars you need to ingest to maintain the level of training required over all the months. Read More