Brauny Take 5: Zombiegeddon

November 13, 2012

I just want to start off with saying I hope everyone stayed safe these past weeks. My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone and anyone who was directly affected by Hurricane Sandy.

So I’m dedicating this week’s Brauny’s Take to New York/New Jersey and those in need during these trying times.


I also want to mention that my roommate and I are doing no-shave November in honor of Hurricane Sandy and are making weekly donations to the American Red Cross. You can participate as well by going to or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. It’s for a great cause. You can also check our weekly facial update by following me on Instagram (AndrewBrauny).

So, during the entire hurricane week, my roommate and I were praying for a zombie apocalypse. We have been obsessed with The Walking Dead, which has turned us on to countless zombie movies. During and after Sandy, we were walking the streets of downtown Manhattan and the atmosphere appeared perfect for a zombie takeover. Everything was dead and a mess. The city was in shambles: people panicked, fearing their impending doom. The supermarkets were empty, and the bars were lit with candles and flashlights.

Day in and day out we were (and have been) praying for a zombie attack (a particularly realistic next step, don’t you think?).

Then it came to me.

My next blog post would be a guide to surviving the zombie apocalypse. (I’m sure you could implement these tactics in the case of any real natural disaster, I just think a zombie apocalypse would be f$#*in awesome!)

In this “guide”, I am going to include the following;

1) A workout routine to ensure adequate fitness for survival against zombies

2) How to gain and sustain enough stamina to outrun and fight off zombies

3) What supplies you should carry at all times

4) And what NOT to do (just incase you’re a moron and haven’t seen enough zombie movies.)

Those are basically the only things worth mentioning, but feel free to comment and add your own if you think you know better (odds are I’m more knowledgeable than you are when it comes to this type of scenario.)

The name of the game when it comes to surviving a zombie apocalypse is CARDIO! Most of surviving relies solely on RUNNING and HAULING A$$. If you haven’t learned anything from zombie movies, it’s that the slow and weak (usually the fat) basically die first (unless you’re an overpaid actor/actress). If you’re going to want to outrun the zombies, you’re going to have to train using HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). HIIT is all about speed. It incorporates very intense, rapid bursts of movement. This pattern builds your stamina and raises your heart rate quickly. It’s a great routine for someone who needs to be reactive and alert at all times.

Next, you want to be able to climb if you’re backed into a corner. You’re going to want to master pull-ups and lifting your own body weight. Other great workouts to practice include squats and dead lifts because they help strengthen your back and core, key for climbing and fighting off zombies. You’re also going to be carrying a lot of supplies on your back, so the stronger your back is, the better off you will be in the face of adversity.

Another great workout routine is the Spartacus workout, which can be found on It’s a great full body workout that I’ve done a lot. Could prove to be beneficial during a zombie apocalypse.

If I were to condense my advice, I’d recommend CARDIO (miles on an inclined treadmill and stair-master) and back and core workouts above all else… that is, if you want to survive.

But who knows.

I could be totally wrong here… But what do you have to lose besides your life?

Now onto what supplies to carry on you at all times.

Besides the obvious guns, knives, and swords, I am going to inform you what OTHER supplies to carry on you at all times. Like, health and fitness-related items…duh.

After all, that’s what this blog’s all about.

I’ll start off with easy to eat, protein-packed foods to keep your energy up and keep you feeling full longer. I personally like Cliff bars. They taste soooo good and are pretty filling. But any protein bar would work. Try and make sure that they have at least 10 grams of protein and 30 grams of carbs. These keep you fuller longer. It also might be beneficial to keep some nuts and easy to eat snacks on you at all times. They are very convenient and filling. But most importantly, always have water on you……….so that you can fill your shaker and mix your WHEY PROTEIN SHAKE!

Didn’t think I’d leave that out, did you?

As if you’d actually have time to put together a protein shake in the midst of a zombie apocalypse……..…

Next time you’re looting a supermarket, try grabbing some pre-made protein/energy drinks. They should keep you full as well and should keep you up and going. I recommend Redline… a great energy drink to keep you going against those zombies.

Now, really the only thing you shouldn’t do during a zombie apocalypse is GET YOURSELF KILLED. Avoid populated cities and enclosed unfamiliar areas.

But, who are you kidding? Just go watch The Walking Dead! It’s contagious and addicting. Have Fun!

Well, that’s all.

Hope you enjoyed this ridiculous blog!

Until next time….

Peace. Love. Protein! @CampusProtein


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