Welcome to Building The Better Man!
Are you fat? Tired of what you see in the mirror? Have trouble socializing with other people, especially women? Looking to shed a few pounds of fat, or put on a few pounds of muscle? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are at the right place!
Building The Better Man is all about making you the best version of yourself, one day at a time. There are lots of guys out there that struggle with self image, social anxiety, and peer pressure. Unfortunately, geeky guys suffer the most of all. It’s cliche from movies and sitcoms that you have to grow up, get rid of your games, slick your hair back and put on that button up. Well guys, its simply not true. You can become a better man without losing a piece of who you are, and who could blame you? Games are awesome. Comics are awesome. There’s no reason you can’t have your cake and eat it too!
Building The Better Man provides information on how to do just that, turn you into a better man. Within these pages, we will discuss fitness, diet, nutrition, and lifestyle.. all with the purpose of building a better you!
Well, it has been a long time since I have posted any content, and I apologize for that! People have been asking me about updating some content, about my training routines, and meal planning/diet coaching.. It has actually been pretty crazy lately. In addition to being passionate about strength and fitness, I am also passionate about games. I have been designing a board game called Foe Hunters for a year and a half now and I am really close to the point where I can launch a campaign on Kickstarter. If you care about, or are interested in board games at all, you can check the game out here.
That is kind of the topic I want to talk about today: Motivation and getting shit done. People often have a huge list of things they need to do, and then a huge list of things they want to do. More often than not, neither of the lists really moves as far as progress is concerned. Occasionally someone will check off a “need”, but rarely do they check off a “want.” Why? Usually because they are lazy, but sometimes it is because they are busy and they let stress/life/work/dinosaurs get in the way of their happiness. Don’t fall into that trap; you can have your cake and eat it too! (read more…)
Cauliflower is a secret, unsung hero in the world of calorie deficits or paleo practitioners. When most people think of cauliflower, they remember their parents forcing them to eat their vegetables at dinner. Some of you don’t even know what cauliflower tastes like, or tried it once ten years ago and didn’t care for the taste, and have never looked back. Well, I am here to show you some unique ways that this covert culinary agent can help you on your quest to becoming the best version of you!
Cauliflower as a rice substitute?!
I know, it sounds weird, right? The first mask that cauliflower will don is that of rice. It makes an excellent rice substitute for those paleo practitioners or people that are cutting. Here is how you make it: (read more…)
Balance Bar has several different varieties of what they call “nutrition bars” in their line up, most of them sporting a good ratio of 40%/30%/30%. While they aren’t necessarily marketed as protein bars, they do have a good amount of protein. This review is focusing on their new Dark line of Balance Bars, which feature 3 flavors: Dark Chocolate Coconut, Dark Chocolate Crunch, and Dark Chocolate Peanut. Lets look at the macros!
Pure Protein makes a number of different protein bars, but this review is focusing on their Baked Bars. They offer two different types of Baked Bars, Double Chocolate Vanilla Crunch and Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch. Lets start off with the macros:
Mr. Olympia is only days away! I have had quite a few people ask me about the Mr. Olympia over the last week, so I figured I would make a post highlighting each of the contestants in this years event!
For those of you that don’t know, Mr. Olympia an international bodybuilding competition that is held annually by the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB). This years event is held in Las Vegas, Nevada and starts on September 26th.
Abbaspour Baitollah – Iran
Age – 34