320 episodes

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.

The B.rad Podcast Brad Kearns

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 174 Ratings

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.

    Balancing Peak Performance With Longevity, Part 1 (Breather Episode with Brad)

    Balancing Peak Performance With Longevity, Part 1 (Breather Episode with Brad)

    This two-part show is all about how to strike an optimal balance between peak performance goals and longevity.

    I talk about the most effective and appropriate adjustments you can make to your fitness routine as you age and the numerous benefits that come from broadening your perspective on training and how this can help you make smarter choices that support healthy aging. I also share some of the lessons I’ve learned throughout my personal journey in endurance sports when it comes to walking that delicate line between passionately pursuing fitness while also being practical enough to set realistic goals.

    Stay tuned for part 2!

    TIMESTAMPS:

    We are going to talk about the balance of your goals of peak performance and longevity. [01:59]

    Pursue peak performance with passion throughout life. Set age-appropriate goals. [03:45]

    There is a greater prevalence of devastating consequences of long-term extreme endurance training. [08:31]

    Where did we get the 26.2 miles goal for the marathon? Where did the Ironman originate? [10:30]

    Brad’s personal journey in endurance sport began between age 21 and 30. [14:20]

    After some unexplained injuries, Brad learned to recalibrate his physical condition and fitness goals. [20:02]

    Brad had emergency medical problems to which he attributes his overly stressful exhaustive training. [27:54]

    Especially when you are in the 40 plus age group, most fitness programs have workouts that are too long and too difficult for most people to benefit from. [31:07]


    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

    Chili Sleep Systems: Temperature controlled mattress systems for optimizing evening sleep

    Dry Farm Wines: Clean, keto-friendly, chemical free wines like no other

    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! :]

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-get-over-yourself-podcast/donations

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    • 40 min
    John Assaraf: The Brain-A-Thon And How To Rewire Your Brain For Success

    John Assaraf: The Brain-A-Thon And How To Rewire Your Brain For Success

    Best-selling author John Assaraf returns to the show for an insightful, motivating, and educational conversation about how to unlock the incredible power of your amazing brain and the theme of his annual event, Brain-A-Thon, this year: how to change your brain to change your income.

    As one of the leading peak performance experts in the world, John knows everything there is to know about creating a winning environment that sets you up for success. In this episode, you’ll learn how to mitigate the fact that 95% of our behavior is because of our current habits, how to make sure rejection doesn’t adversely affect you, and most importantly, how to change your brain to change your income. You’ll also hear about great advice on effectively overcoming things that hold us back in our lives when John shares the secret of how he helps people achieve permanent results in everything from weight-loss to procrastination.

    I’m also so excited to mention that this year’s Brain-A-Thon is happening SOON, on Saturday, October 23rd. This is a really wonderful opportunity to learn the three “Brain Unlocking Secrets” John uses, to great success, to optimize the quality of both your life and career. If you want to achieve your goals faster and more easily, improve your income, truly take control of your emotions, and have more peace of mind and freedom, click here to sign up to learn more about this incredibly useful “Success Switch” or “Neuroplasticity Switch” that basically turns your brain into a superpower.


    TIMESTAMPS:

    This guest tells us about changing our thinking to create a winning environment. [01:42]

    The topic of this year’s Brain-a-Thon is change your brain, change your income. [06:36]

    What is it around weight loss that causes most people to lose weight and then gain it back? [08:18]

    When establishing a habit, consistency is more important than intensity, complexity or duration. [12:17]

    We need to understand how to work with our brain instead of against it. [16:28]

    Change your thinking, manager emotions, put the right behaviors in place and create the right environment. [21:28]

    The natural reaction of our brain when we are outside our comfort zone, is resistance. [23:36]

    We need to acknowledge the subconscious programming from our childhood and ask, is this really serving me? [28:04]

    When you say you don’t have enough time, think again. You work 40 hours a week. Sleep 50 hours a week. You have 78 hours left to do what you want! [28:48]

    Understand your relationship to money. [31:32]

    What is an example of wanting to change from scarcity to abundance? [36:21]

    Most people’s thoughts are limiting and negative. [38:45]

    Desire, hope, prayer, wishing, imagination, in most cases does not change behavior long term. [43:41]

    There’s almost no goal that we can't achieve if we are committed. [49:44]

    What happens when you sign up for the Brain-a-Thon? [50:51]


    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

    Chili Sleep Systems: Temperature controlled mattress systems for optimizing evening sleep

    Dry Farm Wines: Clean, keto-friendly, chemical free wines like no other

    Primal Blueprint 21-Day Primal Reset: Online multimedia Mastery Course to get healthy and drop

    • 55 min
    MOFO Mission Assignments 6-10 (Breather Episode with Brad)

    MOFO Mission Assignments 6-10 (Breather Episode with Brad)

    Today we’re talking about the remaining MOFO Mission Assignments and what makes them such effective and integral tools for testosterone optimization.

    This episode will illustrate the importance of taking a comprehensive approach towards hormone optimization: you’ll hear about the profound effect relationships have on our hormones and learn interesting research taken from numerous global studies about testosterone. We also talk about how your lifestyle can negate the effects of supplementation and other testosterone-boosting practices, as well as what the presence of visceral fat on the body reveals about your health.

    Check out part 1 if you haven'tt already!



    TIMESTAMPS:

    Male testosterone level has been declining since the 1980s. [01:35]

    The visceral fat that collects around the abdominal organs secretes its own chemicals causing inflammation. [04:55]

    Brad reviews part one of the MOFO Mission: sleep, clean up your diet and toxic relationships, and keep moving. [05:47]

    If you don’t get up and move frequently, you will lose your ability to focus and concentrate. [13:32]

    Hit it hard…..include brief explosive high intensity workouts into your fitness regimen.

    There's a sweet spot for the optimal duration of your sprint efforts. Don’t overwork. [16:14]

    Assignment number 7 is: take control of your life. Our connectivity to technology is proving to be harmful to the brain. [37:01]

    Estrogenic compounds are everywhere in plastics and household products. Get rid of plastics that are touching your food. [46:17]

    Many of the health and beauty products we use at home have chemicals that are not good for your health. Minimize your EMF exposure at night. [51:52]

    Rest, recovery and restoration. You might want to learn to nap. [54:55]

    Number 10 of the MOFO assignments is to quit being a dick to your wife or girlfriend. Manage your emotions. [58:44]


    LINKS:

    Brad Kearns.com
    Brad’s shopping page
    Brad’s Micro workouts
    USWellnessMeats.com
    MOFO Mission No. 1 podcast
    Body by Science
    P E Ratio Diet
    Podcast with Dr. Craig Marker
    The Primal Blueprint Blog
    Mark’s Daily Apple
    Primal Blueprint Fitness Pyramid
    This is Marketing
    Seth Godin
    Brad’s First Morning Routine
    Brad’s Current Morning Routine
    Estrogeneration
    8 Weeks Out website


    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
    Chili Sleep Systems: Temperature controlled mattress systems for optimizing evening sleep
    Dry Farm Wines: Clean, keto-friendly, chemical free wines like no other
    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, lat

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Steven Sashen: The Beauty Of Barefoot Living (And The Fallacies Of Footwear)

    Steven Sashen: The Beauty Of Barefoot Living (And The Fallacies Of Footwear)

    Get ready for a fun and lively conversation about the many benefits of living a barefoot-style lifestyle with Steven Sashen!

    Steven is the co-founder and CEO of the fantastic minimalist footwear company, Xero Shoes, which he started with wife after discovering the comfort, benefits, and fun that comes with natural movement. In this episode, we focus on the wonderful physical changes that come from getting back to basics and truly honoring the ancestral living approach, head to toe! We talk about the marketing forces that have always played a huge role in shaping the shoe industry and Steven shares some great ideas for integrating more barefoot time into your daily life. He also implores us to ask ourselves one question: Do my feet feel better at the end of the day than they did at the beginning? If they don’t, then it’s time to consider getting a pair of Xero shoes so you can feel the difference for yourself.

    A Masters All-American sprinter and former All-American gymnast, Steven has spent time working as a stand-up comic and cognitive psychology researcher, and has also taught Tai Chi and Zen Archery. Additionally, Steven is the creator of Scriptware, the industry-standard word processor for film and TV writers. Learn more about Xero Shoes here!


    TIMESTAMPS:

    Living barefoot style is getting back to basics. [01:11]

    Whatever you put on your feet will change your gait. [04:32]

    Running barefoot on cement you naturally optimize the impact. [07:38]

    When reading about studies and research, it is important to look at the context. Who is sponsoring the study? [09:15]

    Powerful marketing forces send a message that the ultimate expression of an athlete is to complete an Ironman or marathon. [13:06]

    Studies show that testing people’s time for a mile turned out to be an excellent predictor of longevity and disease risk. [15:36]

    Steven got into sprinting and continues into the higher age group. He studies his proper form when running barefoot. [19:51]

    Steven explains a perfect running form that he has learned from being barefoot. It is hard for some people to even feel where their feet are landing. [25:54]

    Is there a decrease in the incidence of positive tests on the runners today? [34:23]

    Take off the padded constrictive heel-elevated shoes and try the barefoot style. [36:56]

    It’s not about the footwear. It’s about the form. [39:47]

    It seems the heavily padded shoes are coming back. Padding does not reduce impact forces. [46:57]

    There are many things about shoes that are misunderstood. [52:08]

    Sometimes the shoe can make your gait change without you even realizing it. [54:26]

    The way shoes are marketed influences performance because of expectations. [56:33]

    When purchasing shoes, it is important to think about how your foot is designed, not just the cushy comfort. [01:02:40]


    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

    Chili Sleep Systems: Temperature controlled mattress systems for optimizing evening sleep

    Dry Farm Wines: Clean, keto-friendly, chemical free wines like no other

    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,

    • 1 hr 11 min
    MOFO Mission Assignments 1-5 (Breather Episode with Brad)

    MOFO Mission Assignments 1-5 (Breather Episode with Brad)

    When it comes to effective methods of supporting healthy aging for men, the most important and relevant topic to focus on is how to maintain (and increase) testosterone.

    As the ultimate performance and anti-aging hormone, testosterone does many wonderful things for your body, including enhancing peak performance (cognitive and physical). In this episode, you’ll learn why we can actually think of testosterone as a “social status hormone” and why your ability to stay calm, cool, and collected (as described by John Gray) is actually indicative of high testosterone levels.

    We also talk about the wonderful effects testosterone has on focus and motivation (did you know that chess masters actually have higher blood testosterone levels than the opponents they beat?) and the very distressing fact that the average male testosterone level has been declining at a rate of 1% per year since the 1980s.

    The MOFO mission is simple: to reclaim your manhood and preserve your male essence as you age. However, this process is often way easier said than done—that is, if you don’t have all the right information. That’s where the MOFO Mission assignments come in: to identify the 10 most crucial factors and practices you need to know about in order to easily adapt your habits and lifestyle to suit your body’s needs as it ages.

    Stay tuned to hear the last 5 assignments in an upcoming episode, and to learn more about the MOFO Mission and the life-changing supplement at the center of it, go to Bradkearns.com/MOFO.

    TIMESTAMPS:

    This podcast is focusing on the performance goals of men as they age. [01:24]

    Testosterone is a social status hormone. It is not an aggression hormone. [02:46]

    Alarming studies from around the world find the average male testosterone level is declining at a rate of 1% per year. [05:06]

    Taking supplements for testosterone replacement therapy needs to be accompanied with a healthy lifestyle. [09:44]

    Extra belly fat is considered another distinct organ in the body. [11:49]

    The MOFO mission has 10 elements. Number 1 is sleep. Make good sleep your top priority. [12:56]

    Clean up your act is Number 2. Ditch the refined sugars, grains, and industrial seed oils. [22:30]

    This also includes cleaning up toxic relationships which can diminish testosterone. [25:27]

    Number 3 assignment is to eat ancestral foods that come from natural sources. [29:42]

    Feeling MOFO powerful is assignment Number 4. Learn to build and recharge. [32:41]

    Number 5 is move frequently at a slow pace. You don’t have to push yourself to get aerobically fit. [35:36]


    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

    Chili Sleep Systems: Temperature controlled mattress systems for optimizing evening sleep

    Dry Farm Wines: Clean, keto-friendly, chemical free wines like no other

    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

    • 55 min
    Dr. Mark Cucuzzella: Staying Fit In Your 50s And Understanding Heart Disease Risks

    Dr. Mark Cucuzzella: Staying Fit In Your 50s And Understanding Heart Disease Risks

    Get ready for an exciting, fun, and informative show with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella!

    Dr. Marks returns to the podcast for an educational conversation about his incredible work practicing family medicine, how he has overhauled the dietary practices in the hospital he works at, and much more. An accomplished marathon runner, Dr. Mark owns a unique and innovative running store to promote and share his enthusiasm for the barefoot movement and minimalist footwear.

    This show blends important medical recommendations with helpful information like how to assess and minimize heart disease risk factors, and you’ll learn interesting facts, like why the triglyceride to HDL ratio on your blood test is the important marker for heart disease risk factors, as well as useful info about EKG stress tests and coronary calcium score tests, and how to generally live a healthy, balanced lifestyle!

    TIMESTAMPS:

    This podcast will be filled with recommendations and information about how to assess and minimize your heart disease risk factors. [01:27]

    It’s good to keep a competitive edge. Running is good mental therapy. [05:40]

    Mark talks about his medical history during his running experiences. [07:00]

    What happens when we hit “the wall?” The Central Governor will not let you die. [14:05]

    The key is to figure out how to turn it on and off. [18:30]

    It is important to get more than an EKG to predict heart health. You need the coronary calcium score. [21:12]

    A good measurement for your body is two times your waist should be less than your height. [29:49]

    It is still taking the medical community too long to catch up with this information. [33:21]

    If a person is fit and eats healthy, how does a high calcium score come in? [42:25]

    Your competitive intensity and your drive can all serve to harm you if it gets out of hand.
    [49:36]

    Pre-diabetes can be making too little insulin sometimes. [51:55]

    All people need to look at their individual body to see what diet is best. Is there a strategic inclusion of carbs recommended? [56:48]

    The barefoot minimalist shoe lifestyle is a big part of Dr. Mark’s life right now. [01:02:04]

    NOTES:

    Where did the term “Type A” originate?
    Coined in the late 1950s, the term "Type A" originated when cardiologist Meyer Friedman observed a relationship between incidences of heart disease and personality type -- namely, that those most likely to suffer a cardiac event also tended to have, in his estimation, more driven, impatient, high-stress personalities.


    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

    Chili Sleep Systems: Temperature controlled mattress systems for optimizing evening sleep

    Dry Farm Wines: Clean, keto-friendly, chemical free wines like no other

    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 excell

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

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Awesome podcast!

Brad, host of the B.rad podcast, highlights all aspects of life, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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Be Rad - Be Informed

My first choice when searching for new fitness and health podcasts, keep up the awesome job Brad!

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Great Health Podcast

Listening to this podcast is like having a cool older brother that teaches you everything you want to know about diet and exercise. Highly recommended.

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