56 – Roland Pankewich A Crash Course on Digestion & Gut Optimization For Muscle Gain

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Our expert guest today is a Health Optimization Practitioner, Educator & Consultant for ATP Labs and host of Metabolic Mastery Radio, Roland Pankewich.

Ben and Roland unpack the practical strategies you can use today to optimize muscle gains, reduce inflammation and drastically upgrade your gut health and metabolic function. This 30-minute episode is absolutely packed with golden nuggets for mastering your gut, digestion, muscle growth and much more.


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Key Highlights:

⇾ One easy trick to start improving your digestion during your next meal.

⇾ Why bodybuilders should fast when trying to build muscle.

⇾ How to manipulate the “master switches” for optimizing your ability to build more muscle, shed body fat and optimize digestive health.

⇾ Specific amino acids required for detoxification in your body.


Time Stamps:

– 1:30 Breaking the mindset of calories = growth. Where to start with optimizing your gut and digestion.

– 5:00 Where digestion begins and how to improve your digestion today.

– 6:10 Ground beef v whole steaks?

– 8:30 Large undigested protein particles left in your system. The negative effects.

– 11:00 The benefits of fasting for bodybuilders.

– 14:15 Low protein periods for decreasing inflammation.

– 17:00 Essential amino acids for detoxification.

– 20:24 Managing inflammation.

– 24:10 The “Master switches” for optimizing your ability to build more muscle, burn fat and optimize health.

– 31:15 The major problems with children’s nutrition in North America.


Resources Mentioned:

Metabolic Mastery Radio

Branch Chain Amino Acid Complex 

Omega 3 


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Since first lifting weights as a teenager, Ben has been on a mission to do whatever it takes… …to become the most muscular man on the planet! On the eve of The Arnold Classic, he confronts the dark realities of bodybuilding… And his own future! Follow him on his journey…

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