Host Brad Kearns covers recovery tips such as compression garments (boosts the function of the lymphatic system to clear waste products from muscles) and strategic hydration (be proactive, because sometimes thirst mechanism is muted from training, and you can get a delay effect with dehydration). Adding salt and even a bit of sugar to your drinks to encourage efficient absorption.
Elle Russ and Brad Kearns, Primal Endurance Online Course, Part 2
The second part of the Primal Endurance Online Mastery course discusses how Primal-style eating integrates into endurance training goals. Becoming fat adapted through dietary transformation can actually make you a faster endurance athlete, by improving your ability to burn stored fat for energy. Eating a high carbohydrate diet and training in chronic patterns can make you overstressed, inflamed, and carrying excess body fat despite devoted attention to training. What's more, the traditional "struggle and suffer" approach to endurance training can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease! Even if you are walking around as a fit and ripped specimen, bad things happen inside your body when you are in the carbohydrate dependency training paradigm. Slow down your cardio workouts; ditch grains, sugars, and refined vegetable oils. All these topics and more are carefully organized in the Primal Endurance online course to give you the most comprehensive education on endurance training ever created. Check it all out at primalendurance.fit (including the introductory discount and special bonus offer).
Brad and Elle talk about the eating strategy for good primal living. How does one unwire the brain from the sugar addiction and become fat adapted? [00:01:30]
Is there a reason you are addicted to the carbohydrates? Is it a hormonal unbalance? [00:13:02]
Do you have to eat every few hours? Why is that? [00:14:07]
What about the need for glucose? [00:17:00]
The first thing anyone has to do is reject those refined carbohydrates from the diet. [00:22:24]
How many carbs should someone have a day? [00:32:27]
If a person wants to be an endurance athlete and has been working on being fat adapted, what does that person need to eat during the race? [00:36:32]
What is the process of becoming fat adapted? It comes in two sides: slowing down training and adhering to primal diet. [00:39:00]
How important is it to get blood tests? "I feel totally fit!" [00:40:50]
How does the mental stress of winning affect people and how does one deal that? [00:45:44]
What happens when a person is in ketosis? [00:49:28]
What is it that people need to understand about fasting? [00:51:50]
How often should a person exercise? [00:54:53]
Primal Blueprint Podcast hostess Elle Russ joins Primal Endurance Podcast host Brad Kearns in Malibu to discuss the release of the long-awaited Primal Endurance Online Mastery Course. This ambitious project is a comprehensive multimedia educational experience that essentially brings the book Primal Endurance to life through videos, eBooks and audio presentations. In this part 1 podcast, Brad and Elle discuss the importance of slowing down to develop an aerobic base and avoiding overstress patterns; the importance of an intuitive approach, instead of a robotic, regimented approach; and how an evolved and pure approach to endurance goals can carry over into peak performance and happiness in all other areas of life. Brad's online course features over 120 videos covering every aspect of the book content as well as in-depth interviews with many of the world's leading endurance athletes, coaches, and scientific and medical experts. All these topics and more are carefully organized in the Primal Endurance online course to give you the most comprehensive education on endurance training ever created. Check it all out at primalendurance.fit (including the introductory discount and special bonus offer).
Brad and Elle talk about the launch of the multimedia digital courses that accompany the Primal Endurance book. [00:01:26]
What is Brad's history and what did he learn from his experience? [00:03:22]
Why is it bad for you to believe that old paradigm that the more you work your heart, the better it is? [00:11:17]
What is the biggest challenge in the endurance community? What is it so hard for them to learn? [00:22:05]
Why is it so hard for people to grasp the message about the diet? [00:26:49]
Are we carbohydrate dependent? [00:28:25]
How does one compute their Maximum Aerobic Heart Rate? [00:35:15]
Brad shares how he has developed a healthier attitude from the lessons he has learned from his competitive years and relates them to handling everyday stressful life. [00:37:45]
Brad Kearns tackles more interesting Q&A from Primal Endurance podcast listeners and book readers. Submit your questions at www.primalblueprint.com/endurance and they will get covered on the air. Some recurring themes are coming through with many questioners. While the questions relate to the specific needs of the individual, the answers are presented in a manner that applies to a broad audience. Listen and enjoy learning about the challenges and successes of your endurance peers, and come away with plenty of practical tips to help improve your training and competitive results.
Let's talk about the proper running form. Adam has a problem with his left calf and Achilles. Is this because he is being required to run much slower because of his training methods? And another runner asks if his running style is causing injuries? [00:02:00]
Matias in Germany is asking about sprinting. How often should one be sprinting? [00:08:07]
Isn't it contradictory to say on one hand you promise better performance with strictly aerobic training and even emphasize the dangers of chronic cardio and on the other hand you recommend intensity weeks? What are some guidelines for intensity workouts? [00:17:35]
Host Brad Kearns, making his way through the Primal Endurance book, gets into Chapter 9 about assorted tips and techniques to support recovery. First we discuss the hot topic of cold exposure. It provides an assortment of psychological benefits to the “Central Governor,” helping you feel less fried (literally, with the refreshment of your brain neurons) after challenging workouts. We discuss the transition from the old-school RICE for injury treatment (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) to the latest greatest “ECM” - Elevate, Compress and Move for recovery and injury healing. Indeed, simply moving is a great way to recover from stressful workouts and musculo-skeletal injuries.