The root of bodybuilding comes from the ancient Greeks. Greek gods were given this mythical body where proportions, size and symmetry created an “X-frame” physique. Large chest, strong developed back, round shoulders, toned, muscular legs and large arms that match the calves in size. This is what Men’s Physique is all about for me. It’s … More Priority Principle Training
One year ago I decided to start this thing called FlaredupFitness to share my story while promoting health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness. I wanted to show people with my disease what can be possible while pushing the limits of their body and mind even with a debilitating chronic disease. When I was first diagnosed over … More Celebrating One Year of FlaredupFitness!
If you’ve been following me for a while you know I love Mexican food! There’s a lot of things that I can’t eat if I went to a restaurant so I made my own and what’s better than breakfast for dinner? I made my own salsa to avoid anything spicy. Took a day off the … More Huevos Rancheros
I’ve never been the best at baking but I thought I would blow up the kitchen and see what I could make with some basic ingredients. These muffins are macro and calorie friendly that make a great healthy snack when you’re on the go so give them a try! 3 Small Bananas 1/2 cup Coconut … More Coconut Banana Protein Muffins
I often have a hard time eating out with so many dietary restrictions so I decided to make my own sushi. It’s a lot of work but gives me piece of mind knowing there isn’t any deep fried vegetables, lettuce, or sesame seeds present that could make me sick. It is really easy to make … More Homemade Sushi
I’ve never been fan of the term ”bulking”. Bulking implies that someone can eat whatever they want and blame it on the excuse that they’re in a surplus of calories. Sure, it’s okay to treat yourself occasionally but if you really want to make a change in your physique, you have to stop pumping … More Offseason Nutrition Guide and Tips
Having Crohn’s Disease makes social events, dinners, dates and eating on the go extremely difficult. If you’re anything like me, diet makes all the difference in controlling my disease. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have a very restrictive diet caused by strictures in my small intestine. Normal healthy intestines expand elastically when … More Eating out with Crohn’s Disease
Flashback to 2010 when I snapped my fibula playing hockey and had to get 8 screws and plate to hold everything together. I still have the plate in 5 years later with minimal issue. Part of dealing with Crohn’s is diseased sections of intestine do not fully absorb nutrients like a normal, healthy person. I … More Crohn’s and Calcium Deficiencies
Sorry for not blogging as much as I would like. It’s only the third week of the semester and I’m already swamped. Here’s a quick post to hold you over until next time. This was todays post workout meal, well balanced with protein, carbs and fat. I had over a 12 hour day at school … More BBQ Chicken and Red Potato Wedges
I don’t know anyone who actually likes getting pricked by a needle, but with some chronic diseases it is something you need to get comfortable with fast. I was the kid in elementary school who would almost pass out everytime I got the flu shot. Fast forward to 2009 when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s … More Humira – A Miracle Drug?