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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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Aug 24, 2018

Host Brad Kearns talks to one of the true legends of endurance athletics, Dr. Phil Maffetone. Dr. Maffetone has advised some of the greatest endurance athletes in history, like triathlon champions Mike Pigg and Mark Allen. For decades, Dr. Maffetone has been promoting the benefits of aerobic development and how to protect and nourish health in pursuit of ambitious endurance goals. In this episode, Dr. Maffetone details how to get started with the Maffetone method of endurance training, something that will be of particular interest to any endurance athlete who has experienced fatigue, injury, recurring minor illness, regression or stagnation in performance and especially inability to reduce excess body fat.

Dr. Maffetone says to the first start with a self-assessment of your body, performance, and stress levels. Take into account all stress factors, such as consuming refined carbs, drinking too much caffeine, not getting enough sleep, doing too much training and maintaining an elevated heart rate. The second step is to identify your maximum aerobic heart rate (the 180 minus age formula detailed in his book, The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing) and commence a strict base building period. The third is to eliminate sugar and other refined carbs from your diet. Fourth, conduct a Maximum Aerobic Function test once a month to ensure that you are making steady progress in your aerobic development. Enjoy this informative discussion with Dr. Phil Maffetone, including his own music framing the show! Learn more at PhilMaffetone.com.

 

Being fit does not necessarily mean that you are healthy. [02.40] 

  The difficulty of putting on events like triathlons and music concerts. [05:07] 

  How it’s hard to coach a hard-driving athlete to have patience and

  slow down their training. [07:30] 

  The problem of an incorrectly developed aerobic system. [10.09]

  The dangers of looking for a fight or flight reflex for satisfaction. [12:00]

  What can we do to balance stress, rest better and be healthier? [14.32]

  What are the first steps to eliminating excess body fat? Diet or exercise? [15:34]  

  If people build a really good aerobic base and want to fine tune their speed, how can they do that? [19:52] 

  Stress is something that needs to be addressed. There is physical, chemical (dietary), and mental/emotional stress. [23:16] 

  How to tell if you don’t have a good aerobic heart rate. [24:34] 

  Why you should get off sugar. [26:46] 

  The concept of "cheat days" is leading you on the wrong path. [28:53] 

  Get rid of your stresses.  When you have a healthier aerobic system, the body is meant to deal with stress. [30:52] 

  How do you build a better aerobic system? [35:43] 

  Dr. Maffetone spent years coming up with a heart rate formula (180 minus your age). What does this number represent? [00:39:50] 

  With a heart monitor, you will be able to get a good idea of how your body is progressing.  [46:38] What is this test? You strap on the heart rate monitor and establish a fixed course that you repeat. [53:04] 

  The important thing relating to competitive success is simply slowing down the average pace in workouts. [57:26]  

Read more at:

https://primalendurance.libsyn.com/2-phil-maffetone-part-1#QCzgDow5LYAsdguR.99

Aug 17, 2018

Host Brad Kearns catches up with Mark Allen, the greatest triathlete in history, who has a record six victories at the Hawaii Ironman and ten victories at the Nice, France World Long Course Championship. Today, he is a popular triathlon coach at MarkAllenCoaching.com, TV commentator, corporate speaker, author, and presenter of “Fit Soul, Fit Body” retreats with Brant Secunda, a Huichol shaman, and healer.

First, Mark talks about the importance of releasing attachment to outcomes and being committed to the enjoyment and appreciation of the process. He discusses how, after a series of unfortunate setbacks, Mark’s first victory in 1989 precipitated five Ironman attempts before he retired at the top of his game at age 39.

Mark talks about balancing the pursuit of extreme endurance goals with maintaining health and how research on Heart Rate Variability has been a great breakthrough in monitoring stress and planning training.

Mark and Brad discuss the importance of sleep when training and Mark elaborate on how he was able to live a normal, laid-back lifestyle once his grueling training sessions or competitive seasons were over.

Finally, they discuss how Mark has released a book called The Art of Competition, which blends stunning nature photography with inspirational quotes chosen by Mark for their significance to competitors seeking a healthy perspective and inspiration to pursue athletic goals.
Read more at http://primalendurance.libsyn.com/size/25/?search=mark+allen#WwGdsIjlbmmSgKSU.99

Sep 8, 2017

Host Brad Kearns talks about the importance of taking a break in the middle of a busy competitive season in order to refresh and restore for a strong finish. The cumulative stress of pre-season base building and then the introduction of intensity and the race calendar can have you feeling fit and energetic, but perhaps unknowingly in need of a break. Despite fears commonly harbored by endurance athletes, you will not lose your hard-earned conditioning if you chill a bit in mid-summer. De-training requires a sustained period of complete lack of exercise (e.g., illness, injury). If you take a week or two to unplug mentally and physically from the training grind, minimize your exercise and instead just sustain everyday movement, you will gain restoration and renewed motivation. 

What is it that happens mid-season that causes a problem?  [00:01:36] 

What is an example of the advantage of taking a break mid season? [00:08:01] 

What???? Take a break right in the middle of the racing season???? [00:10:36] 

What about the high intensity training?  What does it mean base first? [00:12:54] 

How does one escape that destructive pattern? Is there a schedule that should be followed? [00:15:19] 

Mark Allen

Jul 22, 2016

Host Brad Kearns catches up with Mark Allen, the greatest triathlete in history, who has a record six victories at the Hawaii Ironman and ten victories at the Nice, France World Long Course Championship. Today, he is a popular triathlon coach at MarkAllenCoaching.com, TV commentator, corporate speaker, author, and presenter of “Fit Soul, Fit Body” retreats with Brant Secunda, a Huichol shaman and healer.

First, Mark talks about the importance of releasing attachment to outcomes and being committed to the enjoyment and appreciation of the process. He discusses how, after a series of unfortunate setbacks, Mark’s first victory in 1989 precipitated five Ironman attempts before he retired at the top of his game at age 39.

Mark talks about balancing the pursuit of extreme endurance goals with maintaining health and how research on Heart Rate Variability has been a great breakthrough in monitoring stress and planning training.

Mark and Brad discuss the importance of sleep when training and Mark elaborates on how he was able to live a normal, laid back lifestyle once his grueling training sessions or competitive seasons were over.

Finally, they discuss how Mark has released a book called The Art of Competition, which blends stunning nature photography with inspirational quotes chosen by Mark for their significance to competitors seeking a healthy perspective and inspiration to pursue athletic goals.

Note: This show previously aired as episode #44 on the Primal Blueprint Podcast channel.

May 19, 2015

Host Brad Kearns talks to one of the true legends of endurance athletics, Dr. Phil Maffetone. Dr. Maffetone has advised some of the greatest endurance athletes in history, like triathlon champions Mike Pigg and Mark Allen. For decades, Dr. Maffetone has been promoting the benefits of aerobic development and how to protect and nourish health in pursuit of ambitious endurance goals. In this episode, Dr. Maffetone details how to get started with the Maffetone method of endurance training, something that will be of particular interest to any endurance athlete who has experienced fatigue, injury, recurring minor illness, regression or stagnation in performance and especially inability to reduce excess body fat.

Dr. Maffetone says to first start with a self-assessment of your body, performance, and stress levels. Take into account all stress factors, such as consuming refined carbs, drinking too much caffeine, not getting enough sleep, doing too much training and maintaining an elevated heart rate. The second step is identify your maximum aerobic heart rate (the 180 minus age formula detailed in his book, The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing) and commence a strict base building period. Third is to eliminate sugar and other refined carbs from your diet. Fourth, conduct a Maximum Aerobic Function test once a month to ensure that you are making steady progress in your aerobic development. Enjoy this informative discussion with Dr. Phil Maffetone, including his own music framing the show! Learn more at PhilMaffetone.com.

Show Notes:

 

  • Being fit does not necessarily mean that you are healthy. [00:45]
  • The difficulty of putting on events like triathlons and music concerts. [02:48]
  • How it’s hard to coach a hard driving athlete to have patience and
  • slow down their training. [05:46]
  • The problem of an incorrectly developed aerobic system. [08:15]
  • The dangers of looking for a fight or flight reflex for satisfaction. [11:02]
  • What can we do to balance stress, rest better and be healthier? [12:02]
  • What are the first steps to eliminating excess body fat? Diet or exercise? [13:45]
  • If people build a really good aerobic base and want to fine tune their speed, how can they do that? [18:54]
  • Stress is something that needs to be addressed. There is physical, chemical (dietary), and mental/emotional stress. [21:21]
  • How to tell if you don’t have a good aerobic heart rate. [23:23]
  • Why you should get off sugar. [24:55]
  • The concept of "cheat days" is leading you on the wrong path. [31:40]
  • Get rid of your stresses.  When you have a healthier aerobic system, the body is meant to deal with stress. [33:01]
  • How do you build a better aerobic system? [33:52]
  • Dr. Maffetone spent years coming up with a heart rate formula (180 minus your age). What does this number represent? [41:12]
  • With a heart monitor you will be able to get a good idea of how your body is progressing.  [45:01]What is this test? You strap on the heart rate monitor and establish a fixed course that you repeat. [51:29]
  • The important thing relating to competitive success is simply slowing down the average pace in workouts. [56:49] 

 

 

Selected Links from the Episode:

 

Mark Allen
The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing

Dr. Phil Maffetone

In Fitness and in Health

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