P.J. Black was recently interviewed by ROHWrestling.com. During the interview, he touched on a wide range of topics – including what he’d be doing if he wasn’t a wrestler and the advice that his father gave him. Here are the highlights:
On What He’d Do If Not For Wrestling:
I have a master’s degree in sports science and nutrition, so probably a holistic sports doctor. Or more likely a cult leader. Or maybe an extreme athlete sponsored by NASA. Or maybe all of the above, who knows?
On The Advice His Dad Gave Him:
Never bang the Divas.
On His Favorite Characters Growing Up:
All the colorful characters from the ’90s. Macho Man, Mr. Perfect, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Adam Bomb, Papa Shango, Bastion Booger.
On His Guilty Pleasure:
Too many to list. But top of that list is baking cakes. I used to be a chef for years.
On His Nutrition:
As a nutritionist, my ongoing research in this field has been a great journey. It’s my passion. But in the last year, I’ve really done some research on insulin and fasting. I combine intermittent fasting with the ketogenic diet. I also do prolonged fasts once a month and super-long fasts — 72 hours – once a year. Fasting is for longevity and anti-aging. Keto diet is very high fats — 75 percent from fats, 20 percent protein, 5 percent carbs — and the brain power you get from that is what attracted me most to this. The fact that it makes you drop crazy amounts of body fat is just a bonus. If your body runs on ketones it’s like running on rocket fuel. As opposed to running on glycogen (carbs) as a first choice. Very powerful.
On His Attitude Change:
I’ve learned some valuable lessons in my time here. I think it’s an evolving process and it’s still something I’m working on daily. I’ve spent some time with monks, gurus, clairvoyants and spiritual leaders but still haven’t really found myself yet. My whole life, good and bad, has unfolded in front of people, so I try to make better choices now. The universe is my guide now.
You can read the full interview HERE
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