11 episodes

Where we re-discover what it means to be human. Topics include endurance sports, mindfulness, holistic health, human behavior, athletic performance, evolutionary biology, ‘self’-improvement, philosophy, and more.

Hosted by Brian Akers

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Flytrap Coalition Podcast Brian Akers

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7, 15 Ratings

Where we re-discover what it means to be human. Topics include endurance sports, mindfulness, holistic health, human behavior, athletic performance, evolutionary biology, ‘self’-improvement, philosophy, and more.

Hosted by Brian Akers

IG: @flytrapcoalition Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/flytrap/support

    Ep 11: Elite Ironman, Sebastjan Gergoric - Live Your Sport

    Ep 11: Elite Ironman, Sebastjan Gergoric - Live Your Sport

    Have you ever been curious about Ironman Triathlons? Current Ironman/Woman looking to hone your skills? This is the episode for you. Our guest, Sebastjan Gergoric has twice qualified for Kona, and completed 8 full Ironmans and over 15 half Ironmans. We discuss his training, nutrition, race, strategy, and so much more. Sebastjan is a wealth of information and has an amazing outlook on life...which has contributed to his longevity in the sport...currently spanning over 10 years. 

    Show Seb some love on IG: @vegantri_seb

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    #10 - Training For Life: Strength & Endurance Coach and Ultra Marathon Stud, Mark Bottenhorn

    #10 - Training For Life: Strength & Endurance Coach and Ultra Marathon Stud, Mark Bottenhorn

    Mark is back! You may remember Mark Bottenhorn from Episode 6. We brought him back to discuss how and why the group he's coaching is thriving in training through the Covid-19 quarantine. Mark discusses how to train for longevity in both training and life. The importance of dis-associating from your races and results. Holistic nutrition for both the athlete and the planet, and so much more. We dive deep into the different philosophical and tactical approaches to training and what methods will not only get your results, but keep you healthy and keep you in the game. It's always a pleasure to speak with Mark, and I know you are going to enjoy this one. 
    Show Mark some love: 
    IG: @bottenhornrunning
    Podcast: Finding Strong Podcast 
    Website: www.MarkBottenhorn.com

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    #9 Scott Kummer: Host of Ten Junk Miles Podcast - The Man Behind the Mic

    #9 Scott Kummer: Host of Ten Junk Miles Podcast - The Man Behind the Mic

    If you are a fan of ultra running, and ultra running podcasts, then you already know my next guest. Scott Kummer is the founder and host of the legendary Ten Junk Miles Podcast. As a tribute to the TJM Podcast, we go long form in this episode. We go way off script and cover everything from politics, COVID-19, religion, philosophy, alcohol abuse and more more. Scott opens up and courageously tells us about some of the things he's dealt with on a personal level that make him the man he is today. It was an honor to get to know the man behind the mic. Much respect, Scott- talk soon. 

    Show Scott Kummer some love: 

    IG: @scottywk2

    Podcast: Ten Junk Miles Podcast

    Sign up for one of Scott's races: https://www.tenjunkmiles.com/tjmracing

    Scott's Website: https://www.tenjunkmiles.com/


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    • 2 hr 41 min
    #8 - Why We Fight: One Man’s Search For Meaning Inside The Ring: Josh Rosenblatt

    #8 - Why We Fight: One Man’s Search For Meaning Inside The Ring: Josh Rosenblatt

    I speak with Josh Rosenblatt, author of Why We Fight: One Man’s Search For Meaning Inside the Ring. Josh is a writer and journalist who’s work has appeared in Vice, the Texas Observer, and the Austin Chronicle. We discuss his book and his journey to face his deepest fears by agreeing to take part in a mixed martial arts fight. We discuss the psychology of fear, ancestral trauma, evolutionary biology, mixed martial arts, and so much more.

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    • 1 hr 42 min
    #7 - Living a Life of Adventure with David Stores, Brandon Vaughn, and Ryan Maher

    #7 - Living a Life of Adventure with David Stores, Brandon Vaughn, and Ryan Maher

    Hear the story of David Stores and Brandon Vaughn setting the fastest known time (FKT) for an unsupported effort on the Ozark Trail. Over 230 miles spanning 5 days alone in the wilderness. We also talk about back depression through adventures and the importance of time in nature. Additionally, hear a race report from Podium finisher and trail beast, Ryan Maher, as he and Brandon took on the OT100 mile endurance run.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode #6 UltraRunner, Mark Bottenhorn: Finding Strong

    Episode #6 UltraRunner, Mark Bottenhorn: Finding Strong

    Coalition, today I am speaking with ultra-marathon champion and strength and endurance coach, Mark Bottenhorn. Mark has wins at the Pistol 50k, the North Country Trail 50, and the Hellcat 50k, where he recorded one of the fastest 50k’s in North America that year. But this conversation goes way beyond running. Mark opens up about his struggles with Anxiety, Depression, and even disordered eating from his days as a professional body builder. We shed some light on the stigmas associated with mental health and mark shares his story about going from a guy who struggled to get out of bed in the morning, to someone who is now living his dream life. We also talk nutrition, strength training, and so much more. Coalition, I am honored and privelaged to give you my conversation with Mark Bottenhorn.

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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

RobynRAZ ,

Solid

I am enjoying what I hear and would definitely like to hear more of it! Keep it coming

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Good stuff

Sounds like a good guy. Love the content.

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Great content, great sound and really interesting interviewees. 5 Stars!

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