Archive | May, 2011

From Rick’s Kitchen

9 May

Appetizer: Peel and Eat BBQ Shrimp

Entrée: Rib-Eye Steak with Chimichurri Marinade and Dried Chile-Mustard Sauce

Mango and Black Bean Salsa

Dessert: Rick’s Chocolate Shake

Recipe

Steaks:

  • 8 rib-eye steaks 8 to 10 ounces each
  • Chimichurri marinade, recipe follows
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Dried Chile-Mustard, recipe follows

Directions:

Place the steaks in a large shallow baking dish or pan, cover with the marinade and turn to coat. Refrigerate, covered for 1 to 4 hours. Preheat grill to high. Remove steaks from the marinade, shaking off any excess, and season with salt and pepper, discard remaining marinade). Grill until golden brown on one side, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn over and continue cooking 3 to 4 minutes for medium rare.

Chimichurri Marinade:
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped oregano leaves
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
Dried Chile-Mustard Sauce:
  • 2 cups Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup whole grain mustard
  • 3 tablespoons chile powder
  • 3 tablespoons warm water

Desert: Rick’s Chocolate Shake

Serves 2

  • Two scoops Organic Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 8 oz Almond Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Almond butter
  • 8 cubes ice

Blend and Serve

Mark Your Calendar

9 May
FIT will be hosting Fitness Wave Hydrostatic Weighing

Date: May 13, 2011
Time: 6:30 AM – 12PM
Location: Parking lot directly in front of FIT
Cost: $50 for a one time measurement or $99 for three measurements.
Click here to sign up on line Scroll down to Focused Trainers on May 13 and click “Book Now”

Or contact Serena at admin@focusedtrainers.com or Kevin at kevin@focusedtrainers.com

Top 3 Reasons To Know Your Body Fat Percent

1) Assess risk for chronic disease Unhealthy levels of body fat have been linked to a variety of health related issues, such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and stroke.

2) Measure Progress Knowing your body fat percent is the first step.  The next step is taking action.  If you have been actively working to reduce your body fat percent, measuring your progress can help determine if your plan is working effectively.

3) Motivation Seeing improvement can be very motivating.

May Nutrition Challenge

Challenge Your Self to Eat Clean for 30 days!
Beginning April 25th, we invite all that are curious to join us for a 30-day experiment ending May 22nd. Commit to eliminating all foods that are known to increase your statistical risk for disease, disorder or dysfunction.  For 30 days, alongside your F.I.T. comrades, we challenge you to eliminate:

  • sugar and sweeteners (including honey and agave)
  • grains
  • legumes
  • dairy
  • caffeine
  • alcohol

Enjoy a wide array of vegetables, animal proteins, healthy fats, and fruit.  Track how your body responds – how you feel, how you sleep, energy throughout the day, performance, recovery, and mood.  Engage in an online forum of participants to share challenges, offer suggestions, and share/find recipes.  It’s just 30 days and promises to be an enlightening experiment.  Email admin@focusedtrainers.com or sign up at the front desk when you are in so that we may offer encouragement and help hold you accountable along the way.

10 Year Anniversary Challenge!

Celebrate FIT’s 10 Year Anniversary with this fitness challenge

Men

500 Meter row x 3 with mandatory 1 min rest between 21, 15, 9 reps of:

  • 40 KG Barbell Thrusters
  • 30 LB MedBall Slam
  • Box Jumps to Large Box
  • 32 KG KB Swings

500 Meter row x 3 with mandatory 1 min rest between

Women  

500 Meter row x 3 with mandatory 1 min rest between 21, 15, 9 reps of:

  • 30 KG Barbell Thrusters
  • 16 LB MedBall Slam
  • Box Jumps to Medium Box
  • 20 KG KB Swings

500 Meter row x 3 with mandatory 1 min rest between

Here are the rules:

1. Your challenge must be video taped and time recorded.  No need to get the whole workout on video, however some footage of each exercise should be included for quality control, and a final time off the stop watch (we will use these on our blog later!!)

2. Videos and final times must be submitted before May 31st (our 10th anniversary at FIT!)

3. First and Second place prices will be awarded to the fastest men and women, 300$ for first, 150$ for second.

4. Prices will also be awarded for submitting a Challenge workout video.

5. Work-out can be scaled, however time will not count for the price.

Good Luck and Have Fun!

2011 Norcal Open Weightlifting Competition

When: Sunday, May 22, 2011

Where: FIT, Los Altos