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Primal Endurance Podcast

Welcome to The Primal Endurance Podcast, where we challenge the ineffective, overly stressful conventional approach to endurance training and provide a refreshing, sensible, healthy, fun alternative. Going primal frees you from carbohydrate dependency and turns you into a fat burning beast! Enjoy interviews from elite athletes, coaches, authors and scientists on the cutting edge of endurance training and performance.
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Feb 9, 2018

Host Brad Kearns talks in more detail about the importance of rethinking recovery, on the heels of the landmark MarksDailyApple.com post Rethinking Recovery, and also Brad's recent podcast with Joel Jamieson. The profound insight for reflection is that we kinda sorta take recovery for granted in that we don't acknowledge, understand, or account for the scientific fact that recovery takes energy in and of itself. Refreshing the sodium-potassium pumps in the muscle cells and brain neurons, digesting food in the intestines, converting ingested calories into triglycerides or glycogen in the liver, the immune system keeping infections at bay--all these command a slice of the pie chart of your total energy expenditure in a given day or month or year. Furthering this thought, could it be that world records and Olympic gold medals of the future will be achieved by athletes who train less and rest more in comparison to the amazing top athletes of today? For the recreational enthusiast who is obligated to devote energy to so many other areas (family, work, commuting, routine daily chores and errands, etc.), it follows that training less and taking more chill time could be a secret weapon to achieve performance breakthroughs and avoid chronic patterns that compromise not only your performance but your general health.

Do we take recovery for granted? [00:00:30] 

What is the additive model expenditure? [00:03:57] 

Brad talks about his training in the old days and how wrong it was. [00:08:43] 

Recovery and restoration require energy.  [00:11:14] 

Our daily energy resources are allocated to what three functions? [00:13:37] 

How can we be more productive? [00:22:39] 

What if the athletes tone things down? [00:27:00] 

When in doubt, chill out!!! [00:33:07] 

 

Links:

Joel Jamieson podcast on Primal Blueprint channel:

http://blog.primalblueprint.com/episode-211-joel-jamieson/

Rethinking Recovery:

https://www.marksdailyapple.com/rest-and-recovery-a-pivotal-new-perspective/

Hadza Energy Expenditure Study

8 Weeks Out

2 Comments
  • eight and a half months ago
    Laura
    Listened to it twice! Coming out of burnout caused by my own lifestyle coping with recent and chronic brain trauma. Everything in this podcast so wisely reflected. I have got a lot to learn and thanks to this podcast I feel strengthend getting there. Micro-breaks in between things to do are also super calming: one minute with eyes closed breathing out removing any tension. Thanks Brad!
  • eight and a half months ago
    Mike
    On the heels of this much-needed recovery podcast, as well as looking down the barrel of first-time fatherhood at the end of March, I was hoping to get some insight into keeping up with Primal Endurance/Lifestyle principles during this challenging time. How did you and Mark balance Dad duties with being Primal?
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