Azukmul gro-Dragnar

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  1. Chicken, Sausage & Lentil Soup. Ranger Approved

    It's all interchangeable I try to avoid rice in my own soups unless I'm adding it right before serving. I find it gets too mushy too fast.
  2. Whats your breakfast?

    Eggs and bacon, or Oatmeal with maple syrup, nutmeg & hemp hearts, or soup, or Leftovers (especially fried up with a few eggs thrown in). Plus tea & water.
  3. Working on both Strength and Endurance

    To expand a bit on my post... Training for strength (typically with barbells or other weights you may not be able to lift more than 5 times) and training for endurance (distance running) are at opposite ends of a spectrum, and one extreme usually suffers at the expense of the other. Meaning training both at the same time is likely going to stall you, or slow progress. Have you ever considered training in blocks? As in, mostly strength training one 4 to 6 week block, strength training & conditioning for 4-6 weeks, endurance focused for 6 weeks, etc? Many athletes swear by that. Tactical barbell also advocates the block training system for similar reasons.
  4. Working on both Strength and Endurance

    I'm not fond of 5 day training weeks myself, but everyone has different thresholds for activity. 3 books I strongly recommend: Tactical Barbell 1 & 2 by K. Black. Does a good job at incorporating strength, conditioning & endurance over the course of a year. Fit by Lon Kilgore. Excellend job explaining how the different strength training methods affect your body, what the tradeoffs can be if you try to do strength & endurance together, all that stuff.
  5. How often do you do laundry?

    I typically train at home so I may stretch the definition of "fresh" ever so slightly >.> But I typically do laundry weekly and whatever is dirty, even if worn for just one workout, goes in the wash.
  6. Arthritis and Weights

    Fellow chef with carpal tunnel here. Find a new doctor. If he's not willing to consider a problem based on your age he is useless to you. I had to fight tooth and nail to get my doctor to test me for gout (which I have), and I waited 4 years just to get tested for carpal tunnel. It has made barbell training hard and I had to really scale back what I'm doing. Fortunately I'm getting surgery in both my hands this July and that will take care of that. Do you wear wrist braces when you sleep? I find that helps. As far as exercise goes, I strongly recommend swimming! Always swimming.
  7. Chicken, Sausage & Lentil Soup. Ranger Approved

    This is one of my overall favourite meals. Super filling & nutritious. I try to keep a stash of this soup in my freezer for when I'm feeling too lazy to do much around dinner time. I may or may not be eating a bowl of this right now. For breakfast. Don't judge. Chicken, Sausage & Lentil Soup Yields 6 L Whole raw chicken 2 kg Bacon, medium dice 150 g Spanish onion, medium dice 600 ml Celery, small dice 300 ml Carrot, small dice 300 ml Parsley, minced 100 ml Garlic, minced 40 ml Thyme, dried 20 ml Savoury, dried 20 ml Bay leaf 2 ea Bratwurst, seared & sliced 500 g Red lentils, rinsed 300 ml Green lentils, rinsed 300 ml Chicken Stock 3 L Lemon juice 30 ml Salt & Pepper TT THE DAY BEFORE Roast the chicken & shred all the meat. Save, or make stock with the carcass. THE DAY OF Render the bacon down until crispy. Add the mirepoix and sweat until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and herbs, sweat a few more minutes. Add the previously cooked chicken, sausage & lentils. Stir to ensure everything is evenly coated in fat. Add the stock, bring to a simmer. Cook out until the red lentils have almost dissolved into the soup and the green lentils are tender. Stir in the lemon juice, season to taste.