050617 "Probiotics and Your Happiness"

Maintaining optimal GUT bacteria levels is important. From disease prevention, digestion, immune health and even happiness. Yes, how 'good' you feel is intrinsically linked to the health of your GUT. Happiness isn't just about the brain anymore. 

Live bacteria cultures, like those found in many probiotic formulas has now been shown to keep you happy through the peripheral production of Serotonin. Serotonin is the chemical produced in the brain and GUT. This chemical is a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contraction, pain signaling, cognitive function and of course MOOD. 

For as long as I have studied both brain and GUT science I have seen that the barriers between these two entities is really nonexistent. For many years the two have been studied independently, and in doing so it has been thought that the Brain is the only place where Serotonin is produced. New science. like in this article from CELL have made distinct findings to the contrary. 

Probiotics are not all created equal. Just as we vary widely in personality, looks and athletic ability, so does the Flora of your GUT. Trying and testing out multiple Probiotic formulas is an important step in achieving optimal health. But the rewards are boundless. 

Probiotics and  a healthy diet ensure that the right enzymes are being synthesized and create your mood boosting chemicals. The proof is in the food. I am sure you have felt better when your nutrition has been clean and full of high quality foods. This content feeling is actually a Serotonin release that is produced in your GUT. 

Eat Healthy, Feel Better. Its just that simple. No need to chase drugs, or fixes to feel good, Just make sure your Nutrition is good and the Bacteria in your GUT are firing! Good Luck and stay healthy my friends!

Banded Hamstring Stretch
Banded Good Mornings
Banded Pass Press
Banded Pass Thru

Rotator Cuff Drills: Front/ Lateral/ Internaland External Rotation

2X :30
-Inch Worm W/ Push Ups
-Russian Twist
-Elbow to Instep Lunges
-Piked HSPU
-High Knees

Snatch Warm Up:

 7 x romanian deadlift

7 x snatch high pull

7 x muscle snatch

7 x tempo overhead squat @ 23X1

7 x snatch balance

7 x power snatch to OHS 

7 x snatch pull under

7 x hang (squat) snatch

3X 4 Min AMRAP
9 Deadlift 115/75
6 Hang Power Snatch
3 Overhead Squat
Rest 2:00 Between Efforts.
***Record Rounds and reps for each effort, lowest score is the one posted. 


10 Reps of
Elbow To Instep
Push Up
Mountain Climber
V Up
Tuck Jump


Squat Flow:
Kang Squat/ Internal Rotation/ Hip Bridge/ Ankle Rotations/ PNF/ Squat W/ T Spine Stretch

Front Squat
5X5 @ 75%
**if unsure, use 10# more weight than 5/24.

Accessory Work:
4 Rounds Not For Time
50M Kettlebell Overhead/Front Rack Carry. *switch at the 25m Mark

15 strict Chin Ups
25 Dumbbell Floor Press *heavy-ish



 Agility Warm Up @ 10m Each

High Knee Pull 

Quad Pull 

Squat 180 **stepping the leg high over hip, swing opposite leg to 180, squat

High Knees

Butt kickers

Marching High Kicks


Straight leg shuffles

Fig 4 Drill

Lateral Shuffle 


Lateral Bounding

Sprint W/ Change of Direction


**ensure that the calf is supple, roll out or spend 3 minutes working mobility issues

400m Run
30 Box Jump
30 Wall Ball Shots
**scale the run/reps, keep the Rounds intact


Lat Band Mob/ Bully Stretch/ Scapula Distraction

15 GHDSit Up
12 Alternating Dumbbell Press
12 Dumbbell Bent Over Row

**Spend 5 Minutes working the Front Rack Position and PUSH PRESS

Every 3:00 for 7 Rounds
12X 10’ Lateral Line Touch
10X Push Press 115/75
8X Burpee Over Bar
**Lateral Line Touch is lateral agility, stay low shuffle feet.


400m Run


3X 20m Bear Crawl/3 Wall Climbs/ 10 Monkey Hangs (hanging Hip Touches)



Banded Press 

Banded Pull Aparts

Banded Pass Thru


Clean Warm UP:
Clean and Jerk Warm Up:

7@ Each

-Romanian Deadlift

-High Pull

-Muscle Clean + 3 Press

-Front Squat + 1 Press

-Hang Clean


**spend 3 Minutes covering the HSPU Modifications

50 Cal Row
30 Chest TO bar
20 Power Clean 185/115
**Compare to 2/27/17