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Brad Kearns covers health, fitness, peak performance, personal growth, relationships, happiness, and longevity. Slow down, take a deep breath, take a cold plunge, and get over the high-stress, tightly wound approach that often leads to disappointment and burnout. Kearns, a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record holder in Speedgolf, 2020 #1 ranked USA Masters track&field age 55-59 high jumper, and former national champion and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete, offers a diverse and sometimes spicy mix of shows: expert guest interviews, peak performance primers, and brief “Breather” shows providing quick insights and how-to tips that you can execute right away to improve your life.

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    • Salud y forma física

Brad Kearns covers health, fitness, peak performance, personal growth, relationships, happiness, and longevity. Slow down, take a deep breath, take a cold plunge, and get over the high-stress, tightly wound approach that often leads to disappointment and burnout. Kearns, a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record holder in Speedgolf, 2020 #1 ranked USA Masters track&field age 55-59 high jumper, and former national champion and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete, offers a diverse and sometimes spicy mix of shows: expert guest interviews, peak performance primers, and brief “Breather” shows providing quick insights and how-to tips that you can execute right away to improve your life.

    Dr. Howard Luks: Preserving Muscle Mass For Longevity, And Why You Don't Need An MRI

    Dr. Howard Luks: Preserving Muscle Mass For Longevity, And Why You Don't Need An MRI

    I welcome Dr. Howard Luks to the show for an inspiring and interesting conversation about the importance of preserving muscle mass for health, disease prevention and longevity, and why not to get an MRI.

    An orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Luks is also an expert in shoulder, knee, and other sports injuries, and is widely known as one of the country’s best orthopedic surgeons. But this guy is off the beaten path! He wants to embrace a broader, more holistic perspective about health, fitness, and healing, so you actually stay OUT of his office, instead of continuing to come back in.

    Dr. Luks is also an endurance and strength enthusiast in the 55+ division esteemed and wrote a beautiful article that you can read here about the benefits of preserving muscle mass and thedangers of sarcopenia.

    In this episode, you’ll learn: that the loss of muscle mass is actually predictive of a shorter lifespan, how and why the calves are most vulnerable, that 50% of the body is muscle, and that only one minute a week is enough to preserve muscle mass. You’ll hear the reason why visceral fat is the enemy and learn about the ways that it screws up mitochondrial function and why it represents the root cause of all disease. We also discuss the importance of treating the patient, not the image, and you’ll learn about the dangers that come from not optimizing your muscle strength and muscle mass when you’re younger, and how the risks of muscle loss will multiply and be harder to overcome as we age. Finally, Dr. Luks reveals the reason why you maybe should not even get an MRI! 

    TIMESTAMPS:

    Dr. Luks is an orthopedic surgeon whose goal is to have us embrace a more holistic approach to preventing injury. [01:25]

    Many experts now describe visceral fat as an organ. [05:27]

    Sarcopenia is age-related muscle loss.  [07:05]

    We tend to normalize things like losing abilities to do things as we age. That shouldn’t be. [09:49]

    How can we stave off the decline in muscle mass? [11:44]

    How do you strike a balance between running in endurance races while keeping in your muscle mass competency? [16:49]

    Many people advocate to work toward muscle failure on a single set. [22:54]

    People that get themselves to the gym are doing themselves a huge favor. Just don’t overdo it! [25:02]

    Many recovery problems are age related. [30:06]

    Most overuse injuries are training errors. The calf muscles are particularly vulnerable. [31:26]

    Minimalist shoes should be gradually introduced. [35:32]

    You don’t need to know the specifics of your joint pain. [40:52]

    Often the pain we experience can be solved with exercise rather than surgery. [44:35]

    Maintaining muscle mass is not happening if you have your visceral fat in the midsection. [56:54]

    When you think about your endurance goals, you need to exercise in your healthy aerobic zone. The zone two workout varies from person to person. [59:51]

    LINKS:
    Brad Kearns.com
    Brad’s Shopping page
    Howard Luks md.com
    Xero Shoes
    Vibram Shoes
    Biology of Belief
    Eluid Kipchoge
    90 year olds benefit from strength training

     

    Join Brad for more fun on:

    Instagram: @bradkearns1

    Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh

    Twitter: @bradleykearns

    YouTube: @BradKearns

     

    We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you!

    Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, Brad won’t sell out to anyone if he doesn’t love the product. Ask anyone.

     
    Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece: Mind-blowing, life-changing nut butter blend
    Male Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Optimize testosterone naturally with 100% grassfed animal organ supplement
    Primal Blueprint 21-Day Primal Reset: Online multimedia Mastery Course to get healthy and drop fat the right way

     

    • 1h 10 min
    Lifestyle Tips To Minimize Disease Risk, Part 4 (Breather Episode with Brad)

    Lifestyle Tips To Minimize Disease Risk, Part 4 (Breather Episode with Brad)

    In part four, we discuss the importance of getting excess fat off your body. I’ll walk you through practical and effective methods for reducing excess fat, explain why ALL diets are gimmicks toward the ultimate goal of simply eating less food, and talk about the wonderful freedom and the benefits that come from not obsessing over having perfect meals all the time.

    I also spend some time sharing a bit about my next book, which is all about the C&C diet. C&C stands for carnivore-ish and chocolate, and this book describes my arduous journey to get back to my racing weight of 26 years ago, and I also give tips for easy ways to simplify your diet and remove decision fatigue and temptation. 

    I think you’ll enjoy how this episode simplifies the process of losing weight into a few, highly effective steps, such as cutting out hyper palatable processed foods to optimize hunger and satiety hormones, making sure you eat to satiety (this could entail high protein meals and definitively ditching junk food), and of course, considering the big lifestyle factors: sleep, rest, movement, and high intensity exercise.

    I also bring up some compelling points from two doctors, Dr. Robert Lustig and Dr. McGuff, that will illuminate some interesting truths about weight loss that don’t get discussed nearly enough: 1) Dr. Lustig says it is impossible to overeat wholesome foods because of the extreme satiety they offer and 2) Dr. McGuff’s point about how adding muscle means you get metabolic efficiency in return (meaning, you’ll burn more calories). Perhaps this is the only way to increase metabolic rate—just ask B.Rad guest Dr. Herman Pontzer, author of Burn, who also contends that you can’t calorie burn your way to fat loss. 

    We also discuss the importance of fitness, especially of doing fitness correctly, meaning incorporating frequent movement throughout your day so you’re sitting less, doing micro workouts and other exercise, and of course, sprinting. Finally, we touch on the crucial lifestyle factors: sleep and relaxation, minimizing artificial light and digital stimulation after dark so you can align your sleep habits with your circadian rhythm. As you’ll learn during this show, the goal is to have dark, mellow evenings and natural, energetic mornings, as well as setting the goal of getting enough down time. Yes, this is considered a health practice! Take time to just relax, take a nap, walk the dog, or start the day with down time. The brain can only focus for 20 minute stints before it needs to take a break, otherwise you’ll feel yourself start to zone out.

    Enjoy the show and thanks for listening! 

     

    TIMESTAMPS:

    Brad reviews the things he covered in the three previous Lifestyle Tips podcasts. [01:21]

    Getting that excess fat off your body is a prominent goal. Two thirds of the American population is now categorized as overweight or obese. [03:28]

    Maintaining lean muscle mass is the best catalyst to naturally and gracefully reducing excess body fat. [05:45]

    Guess what?  The first step is to eat less food. [09:00]

    The Protein Lever Theory contends that our body, our brains will do whatever it takes to get enough protein every day. [12:48]

    The first step is to get rid of the hyper palatable processed foods and allow your natural hunger and satiety signals to come to the forefront. [13:47]

    Today’s hectic, stressful lifestyle and excessive exercise patterns exacerbate carbohydrate dependency. [14:53]

    Be cautioned that when you are trying to cut back food, do it right. [16:06]

    Emphasize foods that offer good satiety. We can’t calorie burn our way to fat reduction. [17:55]

    Avoid long periods of stillness. Learn to exercise in spurts to complete muscular failure. [19:02]

    There is nothing more challenging than running fast and jumping off the ground. [26:24]

    You are going to have a hard time optimizing your diet if your sleep is compromised. [28:38]

    Our central nervous system needs some down time after a

    • 50 min
    Matt Maruca: Vibrating In A Higher Energy Field And Silencing Your Noisy Roommate (Your Ego!)

    Matt Maruca: Vibrating In A Higher Energy Field And Silencing Your Noisy Roommate (Your Ego!)

    I welcome Matt Maruca back to this podcast for a wild conversation about a variety of interesting and off-beat topics, such as how to optimize your existence regardless of what latitude you live at, timing your meals according to Ayurvedic medicine and your circadian rhythm, and the many benefits of meditation. 

    If you heard Matt’s first appearance on this show back in 2020, then you already know that he is one of the world’s foremost experts on circadian rhythm and blue light exposure, as well as the founder of the fabulous blue-light blocking eyewear company Ra Optics—all at the tender age of 22! 

    The show begins with a discussion centered around astronomy, as we talk about the differences that come from living in various places around the world and how our specific environmental location affects us. Matt offers a ton of great practical lifestyle and diet tips, and you’ll also hear about his new diet, “The Light Diet,” and finally, his current, very admirable and inspiring goal of, “oscillating on a higher energy field” in order to let go of fear and insecurity. 

    As you’ll hear during this episode, Matt is both interesting and interested—he is deeply curious about the world around him, the impact our choices have on our health, and is also a truly open-minded and free-thinking individual who brings a ton of expertise and inquisitiveness to this conversation. I hope you enjoy this episode with Matt—click here to connect with him on Instagram, and here to check out his company, Ra Optics!




    Join Brad for more fun on:

    Instagram: @bradkearns1

    Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh

    Twitter: @bradleykearns

    YouTube: @BradKearns




    We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to getoveryourselfpodcast@gmail.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you!




    Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, Brad won’t sell out to anyone if he doesn’t love the product. Ask anyone.



    Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece: Mind-blowing, life-changing nut butter blend
    Male Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Optimize testosterone naturally with 100% grassfed animal organ supplement
    Primal Blueprint 21-Day Primal Reset: Online multimedia Mastery Course to get healthy and drop fat the right way




    Donations!

    This free podcast offering is a team effort from Brad, Daniel, Siena, Gail, TJ, Vuk, RedCircle, our awesome guests, and our incredibly cool advertising partners. We are now poised and proud to double dip by both soliciting a donation and having you listen to ads! If you wanna cough up a few bucks to salute the show, we really appreciate it and will use the funds wisely for continued excellence. Go big (whatever that means to you…) and we’ll send you a free jar of Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece as a thank you! Email to alert us! Choose to donate now, later, or never. Either way, we thank you for choosing from the first two options! :]

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    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1h 26 min
    Brad’s Daily Routine: Fitness, Food, Fun, Focus And More! Part 2 (Breather Episode with Brad)

    Brad’s Daily Routine: Fitness, Food, Fun, Focus And More! Part 2 (Breather Episode with Brad)

    Welcome to part 2 of our journey around the clock detailing all aspects of my daily routine. 

    After the detailed presentation in Part 1 covering my morning exercise routine and workout options, it's time to get to work! Part 2 starts out with an honest and unfiltered account of how I spend my workday, from the highlights, like my strong philosophical foundation of pursuing the highest expression of my talents and making a unique contribution; to the low lights of my penchant for distraction by way of the email inbox, doing routine tasks during times of the day better suited for peak cognitive tasks, and drifting away from important responsibilities into the world of YouTube high jump videos. I even take a diversion during the show, while talking about my tendency to get distracted! I also like to do what Gretchen Rubin calls, “procrasticlearing”—fussing around doing efficient and seemingly important tasks, but delaying a deep immersion into challenging and high-priority work. 

    You'll get some helpful tips and tricks about habit forming and focus inspired by popular books like Deep Work,Atomic Habits, and former podcast guests Gretchen Rubin and Seth Godin. I also talk about my five different “typical” daily eating patterns, and you will pick up some themes about a C&C dietary strategy (could be the title of my next book?), which stands for carnivore-ish and chocolate as my dietary centerpieces. We talk about trying to optimize afternoon work habits, where there is a higher risk of drifting away from peak focus, and detail the all-important topic of napping. We cover evening eating habits, leisure time, and bedtime practices that you may find helpful or at least get a kick out of. Hopefully you will find value in these lengthy shows that will hopefully get you thinking about the best strategies to make the most of your day.




    TIMESTAMPS:

    Brad starts his official workday after about 40 minutes of his routine he discussed in the previous podcast. [02:13]

    As Brad starts his day, he sometimes uses his computer for other things than his writing, acknowledging his potential for distraction. [05:15]

    You should try to strive for two 90-minute bursts per day of peak cognitive performance. [10:03]

    Turn that stuff off and get the work done! [13:07]

    There are four requirements to succeed in habit change. Make it obvious, attractive, easy, and satisfying. [15:05]

    You might want to try a habit scorecard where you can look at both good habits and bad habits. A habit must be established before it can be improved [18:04]

    Brad organizes his day. He tries to prioritize what’s most important to the high energy times, and save the less important for down time. [21:06]

    Find your calling. Do what fits for you. [30:34]

    A little bit of a struggle and challenge thrown in there sprinkled into our comfortable, modern life can pay great dividends. [31:33]

    Brad prefers email to phone calls so he can control the use of his time better, but it takes discipline not to get distracted. [37:32]

    Brad has described his busy workday, and also admits to frittering plenty. [42:37]

    It’s important to never get discouraged. [44:31]

    Often, we procrast-a-clear, thinking we are getting our mind clear so we can work. [47:22]

    Brad varies what he eats during the day as he thinks he should be free of any compulsion or regimentation. [49:17]

    The all-important nap is next on Brad’s busy schedule. [59:52]

    The afternoon time can be an opportunity to get sidetracked. Micro workouts are how Brad handles that. [01:05:20]

    Brad knows how to zone out and calm the pace of the modern technology we are bombarded with. [01:09:14]

    When he can, he gets in some speed golf at the end of the day. Then home for dinner. [01:12:05]

    It’s virtually impossible to accumulate excess body fat over time if you are eliminating processed foods and eating only predominantly nutrient-dense foods, [01:20:59]

    The pairing of carbohydrates and fat is the most damag

    • 1h 43 min
    Brian Gryn: Evaluating Popular Fitness And Fat Loss Strategies

    Brian Gryn: Evaluating Popular Fitness And Fat Loss Strategies

    I welcome Brian Gryn, long-time trainer and coach, expert in all things fasting and strength training, and host of theGet Lean, Eat Cleanpodcast to the show for a conversation about evolving fitness strategies and effective fat loss methods.

    We talk about how to identify the exact elements of your lifestyle that are sabotaging your weight loss efforts, whether it’s diet, lack of accountability or lack of belief in yourself (or something else that you haven’t yet realized) as well as how to most effectively create practical strategies that actually work for you. Brian then breaks down the many benefits that come with taking a minimal approach to high intensity training and we discuss the importance of utilizing the Carnivore Scores guide in order to maximize the nutrient density of your diet. We also touch on the topic of snacking, and Brian explains why it can be helpful to eradicate this habit if you are not yet at the point where you feel like you can eat just two meals a day.




    TIMESTAMPS:

    A minimal approach to training can generate huge results. [02:06]

    It is believed that one burns the same number of calories each day whether we exercise or not. [08:23]

    There is a mental side of dealing with excess weight that is important to look at. [09:27]

    There may be a part of you thinking that you don’t deserve to change. [12:48]

    Having a third party work with you is helpful. [14:41]

    What has Brian seen with his clients that really didn’t click? [17:41]

    People rarely change their minds. [20:05]

    One does not need to work out for hours to have an effective workout. [22:13]

    You don’t want to mix the effort to get stronger while you’re also playing sports. [26:30]

    Slow it down and see the difference. [32:10]

    You really have to get the lifestyle changes around exercise nailed down before you can tweak your diet.  [44:16]

    To broaden your dietary choices, look at the inexpensive SMASH family. (Sardines, Mackerel, Anchovies, Salmon and Herring.) [45:36]

    Eating grass-fed and pasture-raised nutrient dense food is the goal. [48:53]

    How frequently we eat is something to look at. And how about eliminating snacking? [53:25]

    Anything with calories counts as breaking a fast. [58:49]

    Everything in moderation is not a good motto. That is talking about still allowing the toxic chemicals in the standard diet to come into our bodies. [01:02:01]

    Clean out your cupboard of the temptations. [ 01:05:34]




    LINKS:
    Brad Kearns.com
    Brad’s Shopping page
    Get Lean, Eat Clean
    OsteoStrong
    Carnivore Score Food Ranking Chart
    Burn
    Fit2Fat2Fit
    Biology of Belief
    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
    Body by Science
    PE Ratio Diet
    Two Meals a Day
    Obesity Code
    Force of Nature
    Brian Gryn.com




    Join Brad for more fun on:

    Instagram: @bradkearns1

    Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh

    Twitter: @bradleykearns

    YouTube: @BradKearns




    We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to podcast@bradventures.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you!




    Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, Brad won’t sell out to anyone if he doesn’t love the product. Ask anyone.



    Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece: Mind-blowing, life-changing nut butter blend
    Male Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Optimize testosterone naturally with 100% grassfed animal organ supplement
    Primal Blueprint 21-Day Primal Reset: Online multimedia Mastery Course to get healthy and drop fat the right way




    Donations!

    This free podcast offering is a team effort from Brad, Daniel, Siena, Gail, TJ, Vuk, RedCircle, our awesome guests, and our incredibly cool advertising partners. We are now poised and proud to double dip by both soliciting a donation and having you listen to ads! If you wanna cough up a few bucks to salute the show, we really appreciate it and will use the funds w

    • 1h 16 min
    Listener Q&A (Breather Episode with Brad)

    Listener Q&A (Breather Episode with Brad)

    Listener questions hitting hard from around the world, including the UK, the Dolomites in Italy, Australia and USA. 

    In this show we’ll discuss a variety of topics, including: concerns that fasting can slow down metabolism at the age of 64; a 45-year-old dad of a youngster in the UK is getting all dialed in on exercise, diet , micro workouts, cold exposure, nature exercise, and improving eyesight naturally—all thanks to lots of podcast consumption—so inspiring!

    A listener also asks if your MAF heart rate is burning fat, isn’t everyone “fat adapted”?, a question that sparks a discussion around the idea of fasting with butter to minimize stress and guard against potential gluconeogenesis (recalling former podcast guest Dr. Michael Platt, author of Adrenalin Dominance, suggesting to take a spoonful of MCT oil in the morning to prevent excess cortisol (something that can happen from fasting in those who are vulnerable). We then talk about exactly what kind of rest to take between all-out sprints and discuss the important caution of warming up a bit before doing a micro workout (something I haven’t sufficiently emphasized when talking about hauling off a set of pull-ups or deadlift!). Good times, good information, join the fun and be sure to email any questions you want answered to podcast@bradventures.com!

    TIMESTAMPS:

    Larry is concerned about intermittent fasting and its effect on metabolism. [01:40]

    It is believed that we burn around the same number of calories every day regardless of whether we exercise or not. [04:40]

    When you are in your later years, it is extremely important to maintain your lean muscle mass. [07:34]

    If you are able to just eliminate nutrient deficient processed foods, you will go a long way toward regulating your appetite. [10:15]

    Rich Vaughn from the UK talks about Brad’s podcasts bringing Brad to review many important facts. [11:18]

    Brad has tried successfully to wean his eyes from needing glasses. [16:54]

    What does Brad feed his dog? [17:44]

    Ken Phelps asks: if you stay at or under your MAF heart rate are you burning all or mostly fat? Aren’t we all fat adapted? [21:32]

    Sue Simmons asks about the fasting protocol for a slender person. [26:59]

    Bob Lockwood asks about how restful the rests should be between sprints. [31:45]   

    A question from Alan in Italy, who is worried about not warming up before doing micro workouts.  [34:45]




    LINKS:
    Brad Kearns.com
    Brad’s Shopping page
    The Obesity Code
    Dr. Herman Pontzer podcast no. 1
    Dr. Herman Pontzer podcast no. 2
    Dr. Robert Lustig podcast
    Two Meals a Day
    The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
    Dr. Shanahan – How to Become Cancer-proof
    Paleomedicina Clinic
    Allison Gannet on Cancer
    Ted Naiman podcast
    Jake Steiner podcast
    Mark’s Daily Apple
    Adrenaline Dominance




    Join Brad for more fun on:

    Instagram: @bradkearns1

    Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphigh

    Twitter: @bradleykearns

    YouTube: @BradKearns




    We appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to getoveryourselfpodcast@gmail.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you!




    Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, Brad won’t sell out to anyone if he doesn’t love the product. Ask anyone.



    Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece: Mind-blowing, life-changing nut butter blend
    Male Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Optimize testosterone naturally with 100% grassfed animal organ supplement
    Primal Blueprint 21-Day Primal Reset: Online multimedia Mastery Course to get healthy and drop fat the right way




    Donations!

    This free podcast offering is a team effort from Brad, Daniel, Siena, Gail, TJ, Vuk, RedCircle, our awesome guests, and our incredibly cool advertising partners. We are now poised and proud to double dip by both soliciting a donation and having you listen to ads! If you wanna

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