Monthly Archives: January 2017

Gut Shield: Kiefer changes his tune on the gut biome… and incidentally has something new to sell


It’s been a while since I’ve written about anything John Kiefer related mainly because he’s largely retreated from public life.  Carb Nite and Carb Back-loading remain unchanged in their 1.0 status with version 2.0’s supposedly always around the corner but never quite materializing.  He occasionally sends out marketing e-mails whenever T3 Fuel and Carb Shock are back in stock but that’s about it.  He’s remained absent from his Body IO FM podcast which are now mainly run by his minions.  No more interesting episodes with him and Rocky where they crap on everyone else in the industry.… Read More

Random Reading: January 12, 2017


Slick highlight video a friend sent me showing some of the more dynamic sequences in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  I really like the videographer’s use of selective slow motion to accentuate certain techniques, reminding me of the stuff Zach Snyder used in 300.

Smart Shoes – VivoBarefoot is teaming up with Sensoria to develop running shoe technology that can measure speed, stride rate, foot-landing technique, and GPS.  Since I’m not much of a runner this probably isn’t something I’ll pursue, but I know many of you are!  I actually really like VivoBarefoot for their zero drop shoes, here is the actual dress shoe I wear to work!… Read More

The Whole 30 Days 16-30

The second half of the Whole 30 challenge proved to be much easier than the first half.  The BJJ Cavewife and I had gotten used to all of the different rules and were no longer craving all the foods we couldn’t eat as much.

I was getting used to drinking only black coffee with cinnamon and didn’t miss my usual added heavy cream anymore.

The BJJ Cavewife and I continued to observe that eating this way made us full really quickly and it was hard on some days to get enough calories!… Read More

Review: RxBar


One of the BJJ Cavewife’s biggest problems is that she has a habit of not eating enough and at times out right skips meals.  Her mornings can get hectic and she’ll run out of time to prepare something for breakfast so she’ll just rush out of the house without eating anything leaving her famished until lunch rolls around.

This problem also presents itself when she goes to BJJ or Crossfit.  She’ll be time crunched and skip out on eating something before the workout and find herself light headed in the middle of a WOD or roll.… Read More

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