Tuesday 140701

10 Rounds for time of:
3 Weighted pull-ups, 45#(25#)
5 Strict pull-ups
7 Kipping pull-ups

Post time to BTWB.

Big congrats to Mark and Melissa who were married over the weekend in Aspen!

Big congrats to Mark and Melissa who were married over the weekend in Aspen!


Do you ever have an upset gut?  What do you do when things just aren’t right downstairs and how do we take the necessary steps to fix what ails us?  Here are common signs our digestion is off and ways we can remedy the situation.  These are some of the bold points from the Poliquin Group post and the full article can be found by clicking HERE.

Too much inflammatory gut bacteria.
The microflora (or bacteria living in our guts) is a hot topic right now in metabolic science due to the fact that recent evidence indicates that gut bacteria affect all of the following:
1)    How much fat we store
2)    How we balance levels of glucose in the blood, and
3)    How we respond to hormones that make us feel hungry or full.
What to do about it: To solve an inflammatory gut, you need to both eat in a way that promotes the growth of protective bacteria, and stop doing things that promote the growth of bad bacteria.
First, antibiotics and use of other prescription drugs and NSAIDs kill your beneficial bacteria. Avoid all drugs that aren’t medically necessary.
Second, eat plenty of probiotic foods and consider taking a probiotic supplement. Probiotic foods are those that have been fermented, such as high-quality yogurt, sauerkraut, Korean kim chi, kefir, miso, kombucha tea, and pickled vegetables.
Third, eat a varied diet that is high in protein, fruits, and vegetables. Add resistant starch to your diet because it encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria. Get it from raw unmodified potato starch, green bananas, oats, peas, maize, and raw potatoes. It’s also available in cooked and cooled potatoes, and cooked and cooled white rice.
Eating the wrong foods for your unique gut.
Bad digestion is not just about your gut bacteria. Another way it goes wrong is when you eat foods that your digestive system is not able to handle for some reason.
Factors that cause us to be intolerant of certain foods include genetics and stress. Unfortunately, it’s common to find you are intolerant of multiple foods once your gut health goes bad. This is because the body releases a protein called zonulin in response to foods that it’s not able to digest properly.
Zonulin increases the permeability of the cell layer that lines the intestines and prevents pathogens from passing into the bloodstream. When the gut becomes permeable or “leaky” dangerous compounds passes into the bloodstream. The result is inflammation, brain fog, immune activation, the development of allergies, lack of recovery from training, and metabolic problems.
What to do about it: Identify foods you are intolerant of and avoid them like the plague.
Common foods that people are intolerant of due to genetics include gluten, wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, lactose, eggs, and soy.
But, you can develop food intolerances to anything (even strawberries or coffee for example) and people with poor guts are more at risk of random intolerances because the gut will have been “leaking” for a while.
There are many additional symptoms and fixes.  Click through to read the full article on The Poliquin Group site and post comments if you have any additional resources or information that may be helpful.  


  1. Joylyn :

    Such a gorgeous couple! Congratulations Melissa and Mark! We can’t wait to see you when you get back.

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