Cookies and Mobility Drills

26 Mar

Hey everyone!

So I missed a couple of days of updates just due to work and life. On my last lower body training session I had a bit of a mishap with a Bulgarian split squat and pulled my glute slightly. Felt pretty fucking awful the first day, but is pretty much 100% now due to my handy foam roller and lots of stretching!

Speaking of stretching, I put together another lower body mobility drill video. And as weird as this shit looks, it’s pretty effective. This is just an example of the exercises I will do before a lower body training session. Shoulder dislocations, fire hydrants, and hip swings are also incorporated but aren’t featured in this video.

 

 

My dog likes to observe me when I am stretching/exercising at home. She thinks I’m crazy.

 

I’ve also been doing a lot of baking this weekend. Probably one of my favorite things to do to unwind. Brownies tonight turned out to be an epic failure due to me not realizing what size pan I had put them in, but the cookies I baked on Saturday turned out marvelous. I may or may not have eaten 75% of the cookies myself.

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Yes vegan. Yes chocolatey. Yes fudgey. Yes delicious. Especially right out of the oven – oh baby!!

 

RECIPE:

You could also add walnuts, chocolate chips, coconut, or whatever else you like.

  • 1 cup of butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. of ground flax
  • 6 tbsp. water
  • 1 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

    DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease baking sheets (or use non-stick sheets).
  2. Mix the ground flax with the water and set aside for 5 minutes to expand.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the flax mixture.
  4. Combine the cocoa, flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Gradually stir this into the wet mixture.
  5. Finally, fold in whatever you want, or leave as is.
  6. Roll and drop onto cookie sheets.

NOTE:

Bake for 8 minutes ONLY. They will appear uncooked at the center, but the set well when they are completely cooled.

Allow to rest on cookie sheets for 4-5 minutes before removing and transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

 

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