Tuesday, January 18, 2011

8 Stupid Myths about Squatting

Myth #2: Squats are bad for the knees. Not only are squats not bad for the knees, every legitimate research study on this subject has shown that squats improve knee stability and therefore help reduce the risk of injuries. The National Strength and Conditioning Association has published an excellent position paper on this subject with an extensive literature review, and data from the Canadian National Alpine Ski Team suggests that regular squatting reduces not only the rate of injuries but also the time it takes to recuperate from injuries that do occur.

See the rest of the list here. But if you read this blog you probably already know squats are healthy and good for you.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Steak and Chimichurri

2lb Flank or Skirt Steak:
Marinate steak with a very light touch of soy, Worcester, salt, pepper. Very very light!

For chimichurri:

    * 1 to 2 garlic cloves
    * 2cups flat-leaf parsley including trimmed stems
    * 2 cups mint including trimmed stems
    * 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
    * 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Make chimichurri ahead to let it mature and mellow a little. Drop garlic into food processor with motor running and finely chop. Add remaining sauce ingredients and 1/2 teaspoon salt and pulse until herbs are finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl.

Cook over high flame grill, broil or sear in cast iron a couple minutes each side. Take off and let rest 8min. Slice against grain. Serve with chimichurri on side. Fried egg acceptable addition for breakfast consumption.