Supple Leopard Preview & Bulletproof Coffee


The Supple Leopard Project

I love human movement and performance.  One of the best resources for this type of thing is Kelly Starrett’s  Kelly is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and he runs San Francisco Crossfit.  MobilityWOD has won various awards, and Kelly’s been featured in Competitor Magazine, Inside Triathlon and others.  MobilityWOD is chock full of valuable, do-it-yourself movement maintenance and movement enhancement techniques.  If you’re an athlete and/or you don’t move as well as you should then get a look at MobilityWOD and start playing with some of the drills.

The big news is Kelly’s got a book coming out April 23 called Becoming a Supple Leopard and I’m quite excited about it.  (What does “supple leopard” mean?  It’s something he often references.  The leopard is powerful, graceful, sleek.  Wouldn’t you like to be one too?)  For your viewing pleasure, here’s a 50-page preview of the book.  Click the image to pre-order.  I need to order my copy.  I think it’ll be great.

Bulletproof Coffee

If you’re interested in nutritional experimentation, then you may will fall in love with Bulletproof Coffee.  A friend sent me a link to a rundown of the whole gig.  Go there to get all the information.  For expediency’s sake, here’s the recipe:

  • Start with 4-500 ml (2 mugs) of black coffee brewed with my mold-free Upgraded Coffee beans.   (Why this is important)
  • Add 2 Tbs (or more, up to 80 grams, about 2/3 of a standard stick of butter) of Kerry Gold or other UNSALTED grass-fed butter
  • Add 30 grams of MCT oil for max energy, weight loss and brain function (this is 6 times stronger than coconut oil, your next best choice)
  • Blend with a pre-heated hand blender, Magic Bullet, or (best) counter top blender until there is a creamy head of foam. (It doesn’t work well if you mix it with a spoon)

I’ll not lie, I didn’t use the Upgraded Coffee for this recipe nor did I use MCT oil, but rather I used some sort of decent coffee and coconut oil.  (I’m fairly interested in trying the Upgraded Coffee but it’s a bit pricey as is the MCT oil.)  I’ve been drinking this stuff recently and–WOW!–it’s pretty interesting.  I normally eat a fairly decent sized breakfast (bacon, eggs, fruit; oatmeal, nuts, fruit, butter; big smoothie) but this Bulletproof concoction has kept me amazingly full for several hours.  I’ve been drinking this before workouts, runs, and bike rides.  I’ve been feeling full (but not stuffed or bloated) and very energized.  I’m a big fan of the high fat content and I’m glad I’ve discovered this Kerry Gold grass-fed butter.  That’s a new staple for me. Oh, yes, it does sound a little weird this new drink.  If you’re scared, avoid it.  If you’re an adventurous sort, give it a shot.