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Tuesday May 6, 2014

3 x 30 Walking Lunges
5 x Max Effort Strict Pull-Ups


20 Min. AMRAP
1 Jingle jangle = 5 Cone Touches
7 T2B
5 Push Press
5 Front Squats

Here is an article to help you get more out of your coffee for all of you coffee hounds:)

I’m Bulletprooooof, nothin to lose!

In passing, you may have heard some of those caffeine gulping folk speak of their coffee as being “Bulletproof”….

I’m sorry…What?? So what you’re saying is if I point a pistol at your Ecuadorian blend and fire a shot at it for no reason whatsoever, it will ricochet off the surface of the innocent coffee drink? That’s incredible!! Sign me up!

Not literally bulletproof, however, the effects of the coffee might make you feel bulletproof! *Just take note and remember that you’re not*

I have got to know what Bulletproof Coffee is!

A fellow that goes by the name of Dave Asprey is the founder of the brand Bulletproof Coffee. His story goes a little something like this:

“I learned about the power of butter at 18,000 feet of elevation near Mt. Kailash in Tibet. I staggered into a guest house from the -10 degree weather and was literally rejuvenated by a creamy cup of yak butter tea. The biohacker in me asked, “why?” and after a couple years of careful research, that was the genesis of the recipe”. Dave went on to create his own coffee that he claims to be “the lowest-toxin, highest performance coffee there is”.

Here are some benefits to this life changing beverage:

-Setting your body up at the beginning of the day to burn fat for energy

-If you have a hard time getting food down in the a.m., enjoying a bulletproof coffee will keep you satisfied with level energy

-boundless focus

That is awesome! Now how do I make it?
Brew 12-16oz of low toxin, black coffee
Add 1-2 Tablespoons grass-fed, unsalted butter (I use Kerrygold, which you can purchase at Trader Joe’s, New Leaf, and Whole Foods)
Add 1-2 Tablespoons MCT oil or coconut oil
Blend for 20-30 seconds with either a countertop blender or an immersion blender to create a creamy latte effect *You’ll definitely want to use some sort of blender…even though you can do double unders really fast doesn’t mean that you can whisk coffee with oils until it emulsifies, that just sounds purely exhausting.

So why the butter?

Any grass-fed, unsalted butter will work here. Understanding that corn-fed or soy-fed cows do not make butter with the same fats is important. Especially because we want healthy fats that our bodies will use to make cell walls and hormones, as well as give us tons of energy to begin our day and optimize our cholesterol! Whoa! Love butter.

What is MCT oil and why can I use coconut oil as a sub?

MCT oil is 6x stronger than coconut oil which means more efficient energy, burns quickly, and increases cognitive function. So you can still use coconut oil but might not be reaping all the benefits.

Do I really need to purchase his brand of coffee?

Coffee is one of the most chemically-treated crops on the planet. Toxins in cheap coffee also steal your mental edge and actually make you weak. With that said, purchase organic coffee or go local.

Here is the link to the website where you can explore The Bulletproof Way and also purchase items like coffee and MCT oil.