I listen to pretty much every episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, and he used to talk about his “hulk loads” kale shakes all. the. time. But he hasn’t mentioned them in a while. That is, not until yesterday.
On his Instagram account yesterday, Joe posted a new, updated, improved, and revised version of his famous hulk loads kale shake recipe. This one is a little bit different from the last one, so if you’re wondering what’s in this new concoction, keep reading, or check out the original post from his Instagram.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- a large salad-sized clump of kale
- three stalks of celery
- one cucumber
- one chunk of ginger the size of a car key fob
- four cloves of garlic
- one apple
What’s different between this hulk loads smoothie recipe and his older one is that this one seems to use much more kale (a “salad-sized” amount compared to four leaves from the old recipe), less ginger (down from the size of a pager to the size of a car key fob), three stalks of celery down from four, and the pineapple has been swapped out in favor of an apple.
If you’re looking for the same blender that Joe uses to blend all this up, it’s the Blendtec Designer 625 (which, as of the time of this blog posting, is on sale at $50 off its regular price on the Onnit website). You need a serious blender like the Blendtec to ensure all the ingredients are liquified into a smooth shake, including the hard chunk of ginger that you’ll be tossing in there, not to mention the entire apple including its core.
Now this is is cool.
I was a fan of the original Onnit Primal Bells and Zombie Bells. The sculpts of them were very well done but I’m not into primates the same way Rogan is and I feel like the whole zombie thing has kind of run out of steam. But the Werewolf Legend Bell kettlebell is truly badass.
Like the other sculpted Onnit kettlebells that have come before it, the Werewolf Legend Bell is made with chip-resistant iron, is perfectly balanced so it performs like a traditional kettlebell, has the enlarged handle to really enhance your grip strength, and it looks awesome too. The Werewolf Bell weighs in at 28 kg. which translates to 62 lbs.
I remember a while back that Aubrey said on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience that Onnit was working on a series of Monster Bells. This Werewolf Bell is likely the first in a series of monsters that Onnit will introduce. It makes sense though, right? Introduce multiple monsters in different sizes and even if people don’t use them to workout with, they’ll likely collect them so they have the complete series.
The Onnit Werewolf Legend Bell kettlebell is now available from Onnit, priced at just under $147.
You know fear mongering is getting out of control when there are people out there who are saying that even something like kale can be dangerous. A lot of these people–specifically those who take what Dave Asprey says as gospel–suggest steaming or boiling kale before adding it to your smoothie or else you risk giving yourself kidney stones or thyroid issues.
Dr. Rhonda Patrick was on Joe Rogan’s The Joe Rogan Experience podcast for a second time a month or two ago and Joe brought up the topic. Dr. Patrick was familiar with these claims and broke things down for Joe.
Without getting too technical, Dr. Patrick cited a study that was performed with mice. These mice were fed kale that was cooked or raw. Some mice were given raw kale, others boiled kale, others steamed kale, and some were fed crisped kale. The study found that cooking the kale didn’t affect vitamin and mineral absorption compared to eating raw kale. The mice also didn’t seem to develop kidney stones based on the type of kale that they ate.
It was Dr. Patrick’s opinion that unless you’re eating massive quantities of kale and you’re only juicing rather than eating food, you’re likely fine. She also noted that the thyroid issues are likely only relevant to those who are already deficient in iodine, and that taking an iodine supplement is a good way to balance things out.
So, if you’re like myself, Joe, and thousands of other people who toss a handful of raw kale into your smoothies each day, you’re probably fine, and don’t have to worry about developing kidney stones or thyroid problems.
So keep juicing and don’t worry about eating raw kale. Unless of course you really want to spend all that time boiling, draining, washing, and freezing kale for no reason at all. I know that I don’t.
On a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Joe’s producer Brian Redban asked Joe if he was sitting on a yoga ball because it appeared that he wasn’t sitting in a traditional chair. Joe replied that he was actually sitting on a kneeling chair.
Because I was listening to the podcast rather than watching it, I’m not sure if Joe actually showed the watchers the exact chair that he was using. Being unfamiliar with such a chair, I Googled it to learn what a kneeling chair was and to discover what the benefits of a kneeling chair are compared to a traditional chair.
First off, kneeling chairs don’t have a back rest. It looks almost like a broken chair, because there’s a place to sit and a place to kneel on, but there’s nowhere to lean back and relax. This of course is by design and it actually serves a great purpose.
A kneeling chair alters the angle of the body when in the sitting position, resulting in a properly aligned spine. The weight of the body is carried by the body in the area between the knees and the butt rather than the tailbone. If you’re going to be sitting for extended periods of time, such a chair could be easier on your body than a traditional chair that can leave you sore or stiff when sitting for long durations.
As I said, I wasn’t able to see Joe’s exact chair, but kneeling chairs come in a couple varieties. While all lack a back rest, they all have a place for you to sit and an area for your knees and shins to rest and to prevent you from falling out of the chair.
Many of the chairs look like stuffy office chairs that belong in a cubicle, but there are a handful of stylish options as well that would fit in perfectly in any modern household. Best of all, many kneeling chairs are reasonably priced, costing much less than what you would expect to pay for a regular old backbreaking leather executive.
I’m a huge UFC fan, so I was pretty stoked when I saw that new UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and his coach Duane Ludwig were on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. One of the more interesting points the group touched on was Onnit products.
T.J. was talking about how effective he finds Onnit supplements, such as Alpha Brain, but specifically New Mood. Now, while Joe has talked about Alpha Brain a lot in the past, he hasn’t spoken very much about taking New Mood.
During the episode, Joe talked about how when he is feeling stressed out and needs to relax, he’ll pop four Onnit New Mood capsules, and he’ll do that twice in a day. So, over the course of the day, Joe will take eight New Mood capsules to achieve maximum calmness and relaxation.
I should mention that the Onnit website says that you should take two at a time and not exceed six capsules of New Mood throughout the day. But, since New Mood is a supplement and not a drug, it won’t necessarily hurt you if you take more than the recommended amount. Still, Onnit suggests that you do not take more than six capsules per day without consulting your physician first, which is always recommended whenever you’re starting a new supplement or before playing with dosage amounts.