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Jim Harbaugh: ‘I take a vitamin every day. It’s called a steak’


Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh laid out his approach to healthy living during his radio show Monday and not surprisingly it was … interesting.

Discussing the keys to growth and health of the human body, Harbaugh addressed not only what his daily “vitamin” regimen involves but also his four “natural steroids,” one of which involves his aforementioned “vitamin.”

“I take a vitamin every day,” Harbaugh said, via “It’s called a steak.”

Later in Monday evening’s radio program Harbaugh was asked by a caller how to go about getting his son to be in a position to one day be a 6-foot-5 quarterback. The always-compelling Harbaugh then delivered what he believes are the four integral “natural steroids.”

“I truly believe the No. 1 natural steroid is sleep, and the No. 2 natural steroid is milk, whole milk,” he said. “Three would be water. Four would be steak.

“(Steak) … it goes with everything.”

And not 2 percent milk or (gasp) skim milk, of course. Whole milk. And steak. It’s almost like Harbaugh relies entirely upon Ron Swanson’s “Pyramid of Greatness” for his philosophies pertaining to total body health.

Essentially anything that comes out of Harbaugh’s mouth — no matter how comical or awesome — shouldn’t be a surprise at this stage in the game. After all, this is the guy who once tweeted this fantastic message on how he was greeting a day and argued for Judge Judy’s inclusion on the Supreme Court. Nothing he does, either, should be particularly shocking. This is the guy who allegedly once “hunted” a child during a laser tag match and also peed his pants as a child just so he could meet a Cleveland Indians player.

In other words, Harbaugh’s thoughts on “natural steroids” and his definition of a vitamin simply is business as usual for one of the most compelling and entertaining personalities in football at any level.