180618 "More Than Gains :) Raw Whey Protein"

There is a Antioxidant inside each cell in your body that has more to do with your overall health and wellbeing than any other. Your Protein choice has a lot to do with how well this antioxidant functions and how much is readily available. I want you to question the marketing and claims that are on the packaging of your brand and look deeper and move towards better health . Glutathione and Whey Protein, an introspective look at refueling.

The "master" of all antioxidants is.. you guessed it.. Glutathione. This antioxidant has garnered a lot of attention in recent years because of the connections bing made to immune health, cognitive health and the associated diseases emerging because of the deficiencies most of us have in our diets. Glutathione is important because not only does it fight off the stress, overtraining and otherwise shitty diets but it allows other vital antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and cystine to become more powerful. 

Now for how your Whey Protein Sucks. 

Whey Protein is probably the best way to boost your naturally occurring Glutathione Production! that being said, it is a fickle antioxidant that is easily broken down and marginalized by the digestive process. Once your protein hits the stomach it is broken down into amino acids that basically eliminate all translation to cellular health. 

why? You might ask...

Whey Protein is subject to the pasteurization protocol as your dairy products and all things 'natural'. High heat to kill bacteria also strip most things of vital ingredients that used to give humans an edge against a natural environment that is always trying to kill us. Im being a bit dramatic but its true and Whey Protein is a great example. Overly processed and over heated during processing breaks Glutathione down into amino acids even before it gets to your mouth.

So what is the answer?

To get the most out of your Protein and really aid the recovery process after training, its all about going 'NON-Denatured'. Non Denatured whey is not marketed as much as other forms of Concentrated or isolate forms that seem to be as ubiquitous as Fast food restaurants are in the world. The benefits of this form include;
-immunoglobins for immune health
-Covalent bonded Cysteine for cellular health and production
-bio available and active peptides to increase red blood cell production

So now its about you doing the work to try and find it. Some key things to look for when choosing a Whey Protein are;
-grass fed cows
-cold Pressed
-no sweeteners
-Hormone Free.
A simple google Search for "non denatured whey should send you down the right path. 

Smash through the Bullshit out there everyone. Your health is more important than marketing. I will continue to look for ways to help you get the most out of your training and Nutrition. Through the constant and Conscious pursuit of truth!!

Now go out there and kill it!

Programming Notes 6/18-6/22 *we are in week 4 of the Strength/ Endurance Cycle. This is the last exposure of the Sprint intervals and Back Squats, note the progress or regressions. I explictly test muscle endurance on Wednesday and Friday so make sure that you are recovered for those days and really push it. DO The programmed Mobility. IT will keep you in the game longer.

partner Warm Up:
4X Each Partner (approx. 12 Minutes)
P1- 15 Cals on Bike
P2- Banded Good Morning X 10
Banded Squats X 10 (toes Forward)

Lunge Flow:
-ankle Circles
-Hamstring Pulses
-Elbow To Instep Lunge + Reach
-Samson Stretch
-Pigeon Pose

6 Deadlifts + 3 Burpee Over Bar
*ascending Each Round
*stage weights
*build to a heavy set of 6 (around 80%)

50 Double Unders
30 Cal Row
15 Deadlift 135/95

Cool Down :
1:00 Side Plank Hold Each Side
1:00 Deadbug Hold

Agility Warm Up @ 10m Each
High Knee Pull
Quad Pull
Marching High Kicks
Squat 180 **stepping the leg high over hip, swing opposite leg to 180, squat
High Knees
Butt kickers
Marching High Kicks
Straight leg shuffles
Power Skips
A Skips
B Skips
Fig 4 Drill
Lateral Shuffle
Lateral Bounding
Sprint W/ Change of Direction

On a Running Clock,
400m Run
2 Minute Rest
200m Run
2 Minute Rest
400m Run
*Record Time. We will be repeating this for the next 4 weeks, record all details as to the ‘feel’ of the run, quality of the run and the times.

Strength WOD:
3 Attempts at max Reps @ 225.
Rest as needed between sets.

*this is your 4th exposure to this, note progress or regression

400m Run
10 Jumping Pull Ups
10 Push Up W/ Shoulder Tap
10 Squat Jumps
400m Run

Shoulder Mobility:
-lat band mobility
-bully stretch
-scapula distraction

Clean Warm Up: X 7 of Each
-PVC Pass Through
-PVC Good Morning
-PVC lunge + Lat Stretch
-PVC Trunk Twist
-PVC Front Squat
W/ Barbell
-high pulls

-muscle cleans
-high hang full clean
-mid hang full clean
-full clean

*spend 5 minutes building to workout weight

4 Rounds For Time
25 Chest to Bar Pull Ups
5 Cleans 245/145

Roll Out sub scapula and mid back for 4 minutes
5 Minutes Easy Bike

8 Divebomber Push Ups
8 Iron Cross Stretches
8 Alternating Single Arm/Leg Planks

A- 5 Push Press @ B.W. or 135/95 or 95/65
B- 10 Dumbbell Row (Each arm)
*ensure the quality of the push Press, no Jerks!

4 Rounds For Total Time
15 GHD Sit Up
20 Cal Bike
-Rest :90 Between Efforts-

200m Row
15 Double KB Swing (light)
20 Mountain Climbers

Dynamic Mobility:
12 Scorpion Stretch
20 Arm Circles
12 Partner hamstring Curls

100 Push Ups
100 KB Swing 53/35
2K Row
*Break up the work as needed
*for Total Time