Momentous is a nutrition company dedicated to empowering the relentless pursuit of progress in human health and performance. We started this podcast in order to share our access to athletes, entrepreneurs, experts, and anyone that can help us, and our listeners, pursue progress in any form. Hosted by our Momentous founder and CEO Matt Wan, we hope this can be a resource that helps you reach your goals. Tune in each Wednesday for a new episode as we are joined by some incredible people who share their insights with us.
82 | Dr. Robert Huggins & The UConn Study on How PR Lotion Improves Hydration
This week we are joined by our writer, Phil White, and Dr. Robert A. Huggins of the University of Connecticut.
Robert is the Vice President of Research and Athlete Performance & Safety at the Korey Stringer Institute at UConn. There, Robert conducts performance testing on athletes who are looking to enhance their performance through the use of scientific insights.
Robert uses his experience as a professional trainer to treat cases of exertional heatstroke in events like The Boston Marathon and The Marine Corps. Marathon. Recently, Robert and his colleagues conducted a study on one of our products, PR Lotion, and found that it can actually help you stay hydrated in heat and humidity.
1:00 - The Recent Study & How it Relates to War Fighters and First Responders. “I think the key findings here are the level of hydration maintained over the 5-hour protocol. We found that the group that used the PR Lotion showed a significantly less of a body mass loss.”
11:30 - Changes in Blood Sodium & Fluid Retention. “We may have given too much fluid, to the point that we were not able to see what happened to the sodium levels in the blood afterwards. So we’re super excited for the next studies because we’ll be able to see those blood-sodium levels after the placement of the lotion without any fluid being given.”
22:00 - Behavior Changes. “We know the reasons athletes die in sport. The top causes are head, heat, heart, and hemoglobin. In the months of August, heat is number one. We know how they die and we know how to treat them but often we are combated by old-school behaviors of ‘water is for the weak.’ and are resistant to change because it may have not been what they did when they were younger.”
30:00 - Wearables & Marketing Claims. “To be able to access hydration status accurately in various individuals is the holy grail. It’s going to impact so many different populations and not just athletes. Old people. People with diabetes.”
40:00 - Why Robert Does It. “The fact that my work, our work at the Korey Stringer Institute can go from making someone think better on a test or on a task during the day to getting a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.”
81 | We are back! Discussing the Merger & the Future
There has been a lot of change at Momentous recently. As some of you may know, we merged with Amp Human this past June - so the purpose of this episode is to introduce some of the founders of Amp Human and share their stories. Today we are joined by co-Founders Jeff Byers and Erica Good, along with writer, Phil White.
For context, moving forward, both brands will align under the name Momentous and you will continue to receive the same best-in-class products, plus even better innovation thanks to our partnership.
1:30 - How Jeff & Erica Met. “We learned how to put a tool out there that would allow athletes to get the most from their bodies and we really continued on that pathway into building Amp Human."
11:00 - PR Lotion for All Athletes. “Having a body is the universal part of the experience. As a human, you have a body and what you’re able to get from that body influences everything - it influences your happiness, what can you do.”
17:30 - Merger. “How do we create a system-based approach to human performance that takes some of those core puzzle pieces and starts building them together. We want to build a foundation for that athlete that’s always improving or trying to level up.”
31:00 - Scientific Evidence, Peer Reviews, & A Complete Company. “We have a good combination of artists and soldiers.”
41:00 - Positives of the Past Year. “More people were continuous or thinking about their health more broadly. They were thinking more about their immune system - they were thinking more about sleep. Overall, people were thinking more consistently about their wellness.”
80 | Meghann Featherstun, Founder of Featherstone Nutrition & CSSD Sports Dietitian
Today’s guest is Meghann Featherstun. Meghann is a Clinical Dietitian, a Wellness Coach, a Mother, a Runner, and the founder of Featherstone Nutrition. At Featherstone Nutrition, Meghann helps clients find their happy place with nutrition, exercise, body composition and life. Additionally, Meghann also works closely with us at Momentous and is lending her services as a prize for a lucky winner of our Strava Campaign.
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79 | Rachel Sanders, CEO & Co-founder of Rootine
Our guest this week is Rachel Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of Rootine - a health and wellness company focused on optimizing cellular nutrition through better data science and personalized health solutions.
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78 | Dan John, Strength Coach & Author
Our guest this week is Dan John. Dan has been a strength coach for over 40-years and was an All-American Discus Thrower. Dan has also competed at the highest level of Olympic Lifting, Highland Games, and Weight Pentathlon, in which he holds an American record. Dan is also the author of more than 10 books - the latest of which is titled Attempts - Essays on Fitness, Health, Longevity and Easy Strength.
Our host this week is Phil White, an Emmy-nominated author and frequent contributor to the Momentous Blog. Phil has co-authored a number of bestselling books like The 17 Hour Fast with Dr. Frank Merritt, Waterman 2.0 with Dr. Kelly Starrett, and Unplugged with Andy Galpin & Brian Mackenzie.
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77 | Sam Briggs, Professional CrossFit Athlete
Our guest this week is Sam Briggs, a Professional CrossFit Athlete. Sam is originally from Leeds, England but currently resides in the US. Being a 9-time CrossFit Games Competitor and 2013 CrossFit Games winner, Sam is an all-time CrossFit great. She is an amazing example of longevity and durability, and a wonderful representative for her sport and her country. Earlier this year, we welcomed Sam to the Momentous Family and have been helping fuel her in her goal to become the ‘fittest 40-year-old in history.’
Great listen even though he overuses the word “interesting”
Super cool look into the minds of some great athletes and entrepreneurs.
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Matt’s style is sophisticated and focused yet the conversations are relaxed and imaginative. Well done and I look forward to many more episodes.