I love cycling – training, competing, the whole thing. I love the buzz a great workout session gives me...
But with hindsight, I realize I've spent most of my life feeling like crap.
Sure, I was fast, but the biomarkers spelled impending doom. I struggled with insomnia, fatigue, brain fog... my libido plummeted and my recovery times took a nose-dive. I wanted to train well, but I also wanted to enjoy the rest of my life!
So I transitioned to a Paleo-type diet, reading a book a week on the subject for a year – but that was only half the solution...
The other half came through experimenting with and perfecting a system of functional medicine – I became my own guinea pig!
Learn more about Chris at http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/
Tom studied directly with Drs. Ida Rolf, Moshe Feldenkrais, and Buckminster Fuller. He has also studied with movement teachers Judith Aston, Emilie Conrad, and in the martial arts. His work is influenced by cranial, visceral, and intrinsic movement studies with European schools of osteopathy.
An inveterate traveler, Tom has practiced integrative manual therapy for 40 years in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. He is a member of the International Association of Structural Integrators (IASI). A certified Touch-in-Parenting instructor, Tom retains a strong interest in perinatal issues relating to movement.
Tom lives, writes and sails on the coast of Maine with his partner, Quan.
Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) is the blogger behind the award-winning blog www.ThePaleoMom.com, cohost of the top-rated and syndicated The Paleo View podcast, and New York Times Bestselling author of The Paleo Approach and The Paleo Approach Cookbook.
Sarah started her academic career in physics, earning an Honors Bachelor of Science with Distinction from the University of Victoria, Canada in 1999. Her honors thesis work was in radiation therapy for prostate cancer, which prompted her to look for medical research applications in graduate school .
Learn more at http://www.thepaleomom.com/
Tony Gentilcore is one of the co-founders of Cressey Sports Performance, which really should have been called "Cressilcore Sports Performance" because that sounds like an awesome castle where a wizard lives (and plays sports).
He's no longer coaching there, but his legacy remains. Tony's Techno Tuesdays will live on forever.
When he’s not picking things up and putting them down, he trains top-level athletes and clients in Boston, MA, contributes to the top fitness magazines and websites around, and sets up a camera in his garage to record his lightsaber skills.
He lives in Boston. With his wife, Lisa.
Learn more about his work at tonygentilcore.com
David Epstein writes about the developing science around sport -- from performance-enhancing drugs to the lucky genetics that separate a professional athlete from a duffer. A science writer and longtime contributor to Sports Illustrated, he's helped break stories on steroids in baseball, fraudulently marketed health remedies, and big-money irregularities in "amateur" college football. In 2007, inspired by the death of a childhood friend, he wrote a moving exploration of the most common cause of sudden death in young athletes, a hard-to-diagnose heart irregularity known as HCM.
Now an investigative reporter at ProPublica, Epstein is the author of The Sports Gene, a book that explores the complex factors that make up a championship athlete. Is there such a thing as natural greatness, or can even extreme skills -- like the freaky-fast reaction of a hockey great -- be learned? Conversely, is the desire and will to master extreme skills something you're born with?
Learn more about his fantastic work at http://thesportsgene.com/
Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. She is the author of eleven books and more than two hundred research articles written for general and academic readers on mindfulness for over 35 years. Her best-selling books include Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Her most recent book, the Wiley Mindfulness Handbook, is an anthology on mindfulness in which leading researchers integrate work derived from her western scientific theoretical base of mindfulness with research on eastern derived forms of meditation. It will be published in early 2014.
Learn more about Ellen's work at http://www.ellenlanger.com/
Intro to podcast is an old Richard Alpert video sound bite.
Mike Boyle is known internationally for his pioneering work in the field of Strength & Conditioning and is regarded as one of the top experts in the area for Sports Performance Training. He has made his mark on the industry over the past 30 years with an impressive following of professional athletes, from the US Women’s Olympic teams in Soccer and Ice Hockey to the Boston Bruins, Boston Breakers, New England Revolution, and most recently the Boston Red Sox. His client list over the years reads like a Who’s Who of athletic success in New England and across the country including legendary Boston names such as Nomar Garciaparra, Cam Neely, and Ray Bourque. In 2012, Michael was selected to become part of the Boston Red Sox coaching staff, acting as a strength and conditioning consultant for the team.
Chris Guillebeau is a best-selling author, traveler and general badass. His Philosophy borrow from his website will give a you a sense of the our conversation.
In short, I’m interested in the convergence between highly personal goals and service to others.
Learn more about Chris at chrisguillebeau.com/
Enjoy the intro song at end of podcast. Youtube link included below...
The C.H.E.K Institute’s approach to functional exercise and optimal health was developed by the founder, Paul Chek and is based on his 30 years of clinical practice working with clients from all walks of life, as well as his diverse educational background as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Neuromuscular and Sports Massage Therapist. Paul’s methods are truly holistic, viewing the body as a system of systems – a fully integrated unit where physical, hormonal, mental, emotional and spiritual components must be considered.
Learn more at http://chekinstitute.com/
When there is a need to be comfortable, confident, and effective in every room; Susan RoAne provides the tools and techniques that create the connections and collaboration that build business relationships. Susan RoAne, The Mingling Maven® is the leading international authority and original expert on How to Work a Room®. Her best-selling books, popular interactive presentations and media interviews help people, companies and organizations successfully develop, build and manage client relationships that increase business growth. In this conversation, we get into all that and more!
Learn more about Susan at http://www.susanroane.com/
Dan John has been teaching and coaching for well over thirty years. He is the former Strength Coach and Head Track and Field Coach at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper, Utah. He remains a full-time online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri and contributing writer to Men’s Health. Originally from South San Francisco, Dan came to Utah to throw the discus for Utah State University and recently returned “home” after 35 years away.
We break down strength secrets, successful philosophies and
Learn more about Dan at http://danjohn.net/
Jaiya is an internationally recognized, award-winning sexologist, author of Red Hot Touch, and the founder of New World Sex Education; a company dedicated to using “real” sex education to help men and women get the sex lives they desire.
You may have seen Jaiya on Ricki Lake, The Doctors, Good Morning America, Nightline, The Anderson Show, The Tyra Banks Show, TLC, CNN or Playboy TV. She’s even shared the stage with self-help guru Tony Robbins. Jaiya is a unique mix of Dr. Ruth, Lady Gaga and a Yogi; through her dynamic teachings she’s helping women and men reach their full erotic potential.
Learn more at http://missjaiya.com/
Timothy Olson is the two-time winner and record holder of Western States 100 Mile race, with numerous other ultra-running wins. He is the star of the Discover Channel series American Tarzan and enjoys long runs up mountains, challenging his body, mind and spirit.
We discuss his rocky past with drug use, how he converted his life into great success and how he did it. Some of which were edited out in case you notice some curious transitions.
Learn more about Tim at http://www.timothyallenolson.com/
Timothy David Noakes (born 1949) is a South African scientist, and an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He is also a member of the National Research Foundation of South Africa, who list him as one of their highest rated members. He has run more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons, and is the author of several books on exercise and diet. He is known for his support of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet, as set out in his book The Real Meal Revolution.
This conversation we dive in the central governor theory, water consumption, fat consumption and all sorts of interesting existential subjects.
Learn more about Dr. Noakes at http://www.thenoakesfoundation.org/
Eric and I discuss his alternative lifestyle and practical approaches to tuning our movement practice!
As the creator of Foundation Training, Eric combined his experience as a strength coach, personal trainer and Chiropractor to create a simple strengthening program that facilitates the body’s natural healing ability and quickly improves degenerative movement patterns. The results have been incredible. Eric graduated from UCF with a Bachelors in Health Sciences and Physiology and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic at SCUHS.
Learn more at https://www.foundationtraining.com/
John Lee Dumas was one of my first inspirations in expanding my boundaries as a business owner. (Feels foreign calling what I do a business but my means of supporting myself at least)
He hosts the uber popular podcast Entrepreneur On Fire which gathers the world's top thinkers in business development and making your dreams become reality.
EOFire has features inspirational folks like Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and Brian Tracy. The show was named Best of iTunes in 2013. EOFire generates 7 figures in revenue annually and Dumas continues to openly share his income breakdown in a monthly report on his site, verified by a CPA.
Learn more about John at http://www.eofire.com/
Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada) as well as a renowned writer. His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. This conversation is different than most of his others in that we delve into the psychological impact of physical structure as well. Enjoy!
Learn more about the Doc at http://www.backfitpro.com/
No Meat Athlete was founded in 2009 by Matt Frazier, at about the same time he went vegetarian. Six months later, Matt qualified for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:09:59 at the Wineglass Marathon, over 100 minutes faster than his first marathon time seven years prior.
In June 2010, Matt ran his first 50-mile ultramarathon, and has run several more ultras and marathons each year since.
When he’s not running, cooking, or blogging, Matt enjoys reading, gambling, music, and brewing beer. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife, son and two rescued dogs, and is the author of the upcoming book, No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest, Self.
No Meat Athlete currently has over 20,000 subscribers and is viewed by over 300,000 unique visitors each month.
Visist Matt at nomeatathlete.com
Brad Pilon is the author of Eat Stop Eat, and one of the top experts on the science of fasting, including the widely misunderstood protocol of intermittent fasting. Brad has a Master’s Degree in Applied Human Nutrition and years of experience in the supplement industry as a Research Analyst and Development Manager. His personal blog, Eat Blog Eat, is a valuable resource for the research on fasting and information for how to optimize and troubleshoot fasting diet protocols, and his workout programs and books are designed to educate people on the truth about how to utilize fasting to achieve the results they want. Learn more about Brad at http://bradpilon.com/
Enjoy the French hip-hop by Youssoupha as well! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZlMm4S7x-E
Daniel Vitalis is a pioneer in the Rewilding movement, writer, entrepreneur and kindred spirit with the Align community. We go deep into the effect of childhood development and how to move trauma through our bodies/minds amongst other perspective bending topics! This is a big conversation that could serve a lot of folks. Check his work out at http://www.danielvitalis.com/
Dr. Kirk Parsley is a medical doctor, Navy SEAL, leading sleep expert and world-class educator. We discuss the effects of sleep deprivation, brainwashing, the global cultural impact of suboptimal health and how to get stronger, faster and healthier immediately with a few lifestyle tweaks.
Learn more about the doc at http://www.docparsley.com/
Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea" by GQ Magazine and “a visionary" by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author and sought-after lecturer. We discuss Life, death and what the point of any this existence stuff is in the first place. Moving conversation...
Learn more about Dr. Wallace and his initiatives at:
Erik Dalton is the founder of Myoskeletal Therapy and the Freedom from Pain Institute. He is one of the original students of Ida Rolf and is a legend in the world of manual therapy. In this conversation, we get into fear, somatic psychology and how he managed to form his life to fit his ideal vision. Inspiring conversation to say the least...
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Steve Kamb is a badass entrepreneur that took control of his life and he breaks down for us how we can do the same. After years of letting life pass him by with a gaming addiction and general dissatisfaction, he managed to form one of the internet's most successful health blogs and helpful thousands of people around the globe to level-up every aspect of their reality. We get into health, travel, philosophy and some more of everyone's favorite subjects. Enjoy!
Check out more about Steve and the new book below.
Esther Gokhale is a world-renowned movement therapist and founder of the Gokhale Method. She wrote the best-selling book 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back and teaches her revolutionary work globally. We get into how to reform the shape of your spine, the steps necessary to making structural change and her travels around the globe observing various cultures movement patterns!