Onnit Introduces Werewolf Legend Bell Kettlebell!

Onnit Introduces Werewolf Legend Bell Kettlebell!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.

Should You Boil or Steam Kale Before Eating?

Should You Boil or Steam Kale Before Eating?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.

What Type of Office Chair Does Joe Rogan Use?

What Type of Office Chair Does Joe Rogan Use?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.

How Many New Mood Capsules Does Joe Rogan Take?

How Many New Mood Capsules Does Joe Rogan Take?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.

Why Tim Kennedy Hates MusclePharm

Why Tim Kennedy Hates MusclePharmOn a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Joe had on UFC middleweight fighter Tim Kennedy. At the beginning of the podcast Joe was going through his commercials as he usually does, and he started talking about Onnit products when Tim chimed in with his thoughts on supplements, Onnit, and MusclePharm.

If you’re not familiar with MusclePharm, it’s a large American supplement company which has a long-standing relationship with the UFC. It’s actually “the official nutritional supplement provider of the UFC” according to the UFC’s website. So you’d think that two people who currently work for the UFC wouldn’t have anything negative to say about a big sponsor, would you? If you said yes, you’d be wrong.

Joe was talking about how it would be nice if Onnit could advertise its supplements in the UFC but that MusclePharm had a monopoly on that space. That’s when Tim spoke up and said he wouldn’t mind the advertising and sponsorship if MusclePharm made good products, but in his opinion, it doesn’t.

Joe laughed and asked him why he said that, and Tim expanded on his thoughts in a big way.

Tim feels that MusclePharm offers the typical pre-workout and post-workout supplements and protein “toilet stuff” that jack your heart rate up before you exercise. He said they taste like plastic and they’re loaded with sugar and that he’s never had a good experience with any MusclePharm product.

Of course, Tim also echoed Joe’s sentiments that Onnit makes far superior products with better ingredients. While this is true, it should be noted that Tim is one of a handful of athletes who is sponsored by Onnit, though he does not wear the Onnit logo in the Octagon during his fights. But that doesn’t mean that Tim isn’t using Onnit products while he’s fighting.

In fact, Tim said that because of Alpha Brain, he’s able to focus on the coaches in his corner when he’s fighting and “execute what they [are] saying” more efficiently. When he was fighting Rafael Natal, he was able to do what his coaches told him to, leading him to finish that fight with a first round knockout.

Outside the Octagon, Tim takes Shroom Tech Sport to help “push [him]self that much further” through his three or four workouts per day, and he takes Hemp Force protein powder because it “disguises the flavors of the stuff [he doesn’t] want to eat“.

The rest of the Tim Kennedy interview on The Joe Rogan Experience was entertaining and insightful, and although I’ve never cared for Tim as a fighter, I did grow to like the guy for who he is as a person, and because he wasn’t scared to speak his mind about products advertised by the UFC.