Cheeseburger Mastery: Lessons for Your Diet

If you read the last post, Cheeseburger Mastery: 1st Attempt, you were probably thinking, That’s amusing, but what does this have to do with anything? Surely Cheeseburger Mastery cannot be something I recommend. After all, this isn’t All Asian Boys Have Killer Ab-bellies.

The aftermath. How do you get “the veiny look”? By eating giant cheeseburgers of course.

All kidding aside, there are two very important diet lessons that I already knew, but were really driven home after this adventure. The first is that because of how slowly bodyfat is accumulated and depleted, the occasional monster meals are really just a drop in the big bucket of your bodyfat stores. The second lesson is that food, for both the benefit of your taste buds and your abs, should always be savored.

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Cheeseburger Mastery: 1st Attempt

On Monday, a co-worker mentioned to me a great burger place in Downtown San Diego called Nicky Rottens. As I browsed through their menu, the item above caught my attention and I couldn’t stop thinking about it for the next few hours. I’m usually not one to do eating challenges (this was my first), but it just made sense to do this, if eating challenges could ever make sense.

  1. My workout was scheduled for Tuesday, so this would be a great post-meal. All the carbs in the buns would be put to anabolic use.
  2. At $20 for 2.5lbs burger, it’s a great deal even if I didn’t finish within 30 minutes. This is because…
  3. They use awesome ingredients, and I’d be fine putting it all away. Brandt Beef, though not grassfed or certified organic, is still a high-quality meat that I wouldn’t mind getting over 2 days’ worth of protein from. All other ingredients are organic.
  4. Since starting a one meal/day regimen, I’m accustomed to taking in large amounts of food in a short amount of time. Actually, this is how I preferred to eat throughout my life, but never enacted until I learned about intermittent fasting.
  5. It looked delicious.

Inspired by Leangains’ Cheesecake Mastery series, I decided to go for it!

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Coffee: Mastering the Vietnamese Press & Add-ins

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TGIF! We’re ending the first work week of AABHKA with a fresh brew of coffee. For us diligent Asians, coffee is helpful for fighting off the Z’s when we’re hustling hard, whether at work, school, gym or club. Since sweetened condensed milk has nearly 7 times more grams of sugar than it does fat and protein, it’s not very conducive to Killer Abs. Therefore, this isn’t a post on how to make cà phê sữa đá, which you can easily find elsewhere. This is a post about the Vietnamese coffee filter itself, why it’s awesome, how to use it, and tackling it’s most common problem: Why does all the coffee keep draining out?! Plus, ways to spice up your coffee without nuking it with sugar.

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The Art of Barbell Strength Training, Part 1: Size vs Strength

Super Saiyan? Hsieh Tsung-Ting, World Powerlifting Champion. At just 132lbs, he squats, benches, and deadlifts 590, 420, and 600lbs respectively. (photo / stats)

There’s nothing wrong with training for size. Strength will undoubtedly develop alongside size, and there are recognizable advantages to stretching those sleeves, i.e. people think size equals strength. The problem, though, is that most recreational lifters don’t know the difference either, often not realizing that they’re doing size-focused routines when they don’t particularly care about getting big. This article is for these lifters. The different emphases call for different exercises, different rep ranges, and different mindsets. If you’d prefer shorter, simpler, more practical, and possibly more meaningful workouts, allow me to introduce you to the Art of Barbell Strength Training.

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2nd Annual Celebration & Official Blog Launch

It’s 8/8 again! The 2nd annual All Asian Boys Have Killer Abs Celebration, and we’re kicking it off with our official blog launch. About time we had a blog, right?

We’ll have posts on fitness, food, fashion, featured monthly members, and everything else you’d would find Killer.

To join in the festivities this year:

1) Change your profile pic to one showcasing your Killer Abs.

2) Tell your friends the good word! Invite them to this event, to the group, to check out the blog, etc!

And now, for the REAL FUN…I don’t think anybody had the Killer courage to do these last year, but I hope we get some people to step up in 2010! I’m hoping to get at least one instance on video, haha.

3) For Asian Boys: I challenge you to show one person your abs! And say, “Ya it’s true…All Asian Boys Have Killer Abs.” Could be someone you know or don’t, but cannot be a member of the group!

4) For everyone else, this will be tougher, but I think EVEN FUNNER: I challenge you to get one Asian boy to show you his abs! Opening line could be something like, “Hey, do you have a sixpack? Because I heard that All Asian Boys Have Killer Abs!” That’ll be hilarious, especially if you do it to a shy dude. Same rules apply–could be someone you know or don’t, but cannot be a member of the group!

NOTE: Don’t be retarded with this! As in, don’t do it at a church, at a company picnic, to little kids, get the drift? AABHKA is not liable for your lack of brain.

Have a Killer week, Killers.

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