Poopane Fartness

When was the last time you had a one-wipe-wonder?

Poo is a subject that’s often glossed over when it comes to improving your physique, but there’s no shying away from it. It’s a guilty pleasure of every one of us.

Having good health is a prerequisite for developing a lean, muscular physique. Digestive health is one of the most important: you could be hitting your macros, but if you’re not absorbing the nutrients you’re taking in, how can your body put them to use?

 

I’m not normally big on supplements, but this one has changed my scatological life:


51rzSpfgrML._SY355_Normally skeptical of probiotic supplements, but this is what I’ve noticed:

Benefits:

– Vastly reduced bloat after big meals

– Improved tolerance to anything I throw at my stomach, less windy

– Winning poos every time

Additionally, a digestive enzyme supplement may be helpful if you’re eating large amounts of food:

 

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It contains:

Betaine HCl: 200mg
Pancreatin: 200mg
Papain: 50mg
Bromelain: 50mg
Papaya Fruit Powder: 45mg

The digestive enzymes are the secret weapon for those that need vast intakes to maintain their weight, but chronic use can affect stomach acidity and potentially precipitate stomach ulcers in those predisposed.

Question: Won’t supplementing with digestive enzymes reduce your natural ability to produce enzymes?

– This is something I was concerned about. I asked Silverhydra and he set my mind at ease:

 

Frequency

– It depends on your food intake, but generally an active trainee should be having between 2 and 4 bowel movements per day.


Consistency

– Consistency should be solid, and quite big. Up to a foot long is best.

– Small, hard pellets could mean you’re not hydrated properly. If you have messy, liquidy poos   then you could be eating something you’re mildly intolerant to.

The Bristol Stool Chart – The continuum of poo. Type 3-4 is optimal

 

Top Poo Tips:

 

1) Stay well hydrated.

Drink between 2 and 6 litres per day. Spread it throughout the day. You’ll get a personalised recommendation with the Protocol Calculator

 

2) Ensure adequate fibre intake (soluble and insoluble) from some of the following sources:

– Leafy green vegetables,

– Flax seeds

– Psylium husk (pro tip – don’t buy psylium husk from supplement/health stores, you’ll get ripped off. Go to your local asian supermarket and pick it up there for dirt cheap)

– Fruit

– Beans, peas, legumes

– Lentils

– Chia

– Barley

– Oat bran

– Nuts, seeds.
This one is particularly important  during the carb loads on the Propane Protocol.

 

3) Leave the skin on fruit and veg!

 

4) Strengthen your abs with reverse crunches.

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5) Squatting is the optimal position for bowel evacuation.


Elevate your feet when you poo. If you’re really cool, you could buy a squat stool:

 

6) Don’t try to quickly force one out.


Forcing can risk piles, and overrides your natural bowel movement rhythm. If it’s not there, don’t force it, same as going to sleep at the wrong time or eating when not hungry. If you go at the same times each day you can create a biological entrainment to get the urge at the same time each day.

 

7) Try an elimination diet to see where the problem lies.

 

If you’re still having consistent poo issues, take a food log, systematically eliminate potential aggravators. Going to the doctors armed with this data will speed things along in finding the culprit.

 

Conclusion

Start with a probiotic and try some of the tips above for next time you drop the kids off at the pool. If you’re having persistent 1s or 7s on the Bristol stool chart, get off the internet and see a doctor!

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12 responses to “Poo: A Delicate Matter

  1. “balistic explosiveness”

    angus peppered *my body is ready*

    Why does the strong coffee + coconut oil combination produce such fast acting explosive results?

    btw – where did the 2-4 per day figure come from? Ive heard (i think from wonder of wonders gilian mckeith on tv, so handful of salt) that anything around 3x a day to 3x a week is normal.

    do you take the supplement with a big meal? i can imagine it being useful on dat dere bulky time

  2. No idea why the coconut oil thing happens, all I know is that it’s an unstoppable force.
    The frequency depends on the calorie intake, obviously you’ll poo more while bulking etc.
    Gillian Mckeith is on a permabulk so she’s more likely on the 3x/day end of the spectrum. She’s on a lot of gear though so she’s not a good example.

    do you take the supplement with a big meal? i can imagine it being useful on dat dere bulky time

    Yep, absolutely brilliant for bulkytime.

    “Maybe not everyone wants to be a walking rhomboid made of traps and lats.” – Harrison

  3. Yusef said:
    No idea why the coconut oil thing happens, all I know is that it’s an unstoppable force.

    The frequency depends on the calorie intake, obviously you’ll poo more while bulking etc.

    Gillian Mckeith is on a permabulk so she’s more likely on the 3x/day end of the spectrum. She’s on a lot of gear though so she’s not a good example.

    do you take the supplement with a big meal? i can imagine it being useful on dat dere bulky time

    Yep, absolutely brilliant for bulkytime.

    lmao! she’s such a vile creature. she needs to get laid and eat a big greasy burger, miserable bitch.

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