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How Performance Addiction is Killing Your Performance

Nutrient-RichI return this week with a new cut from our ol’ friend, “The Father of Performance Lifestyle,” JAM: John Allen Mollenhauer.

If you’ve ever felt you’re working yourself to “death” or known a level of fatigue that has you pondering ever moving again, you gotta listen. You gotta learn what JAM has to offer about our NATIONAL obsession with PERFORMANCE and how we’ve taken a great thing and turned it into an addiction.

Yes, and we talk about how to STOP DOING and START UN-DO-ING. How to step out of the human doing and back into BEING.

Perfectly, we open with: The Beauty of Old School Iron Finding Your Zen Zone

• Why iron remains the most common, most popular method of training (outside walking a treadmill)

• What’s YOUR STORY of Strength, Health and Fitness? Is it serving you?

• The Physical Culture of Strength (see Strong & Shapely Gym)

• The downfall of “fitness hacks”

Performance Addiction – Is it ruining your life and performance

• The minimalism fallacy: Why faster misses the point (using sex as example)

Why sex without the relationships is like dessert without the flavor (calories)

• Resultitus

• Performance Addiction and Bodybuilder vs. The Type-A Man

• How to truly claim your time for healthy, strong, life (without guilt or stress)

How to hack bread <<== Do NOT Miss this one 

• How to recover from performance addiction and get back to performance

• How stories are driving you towards suffering and away from the peace, vibrant health and life you desire

Doing vs. Being Fit

 

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KR 57: American Sniper Training

thumbnail_19703Watching the movie, American Sniper, was quite an experience. Intense, moving and heartbreaking. Cooper is amazing in his portrayal of Chris Kyle and Clint Eastwood, masterful as usual.

Yet, me, my mind kept tracking to the questions:

  • How does a SEAL get through that training and testing?
  • How strong are these guys, really?
  • What does a day in the life of a sniper look like?
  • How do these guys stay in shape? What is their training?
  • How and what do they eat?

You know, all that stuff that few other were thinking about. Ah, but now that you think about it, some pretty interesting questions. Right?Bradley+Cooper+Bradley+Cooper+Gets+Visit+Girlfriend+PPCFtC01XOLl

Once out of the movie, I contacted my buddy, Nate Morrison, elite military trainer, specialist, multi-decade veteran, medic, mountain assault specialist and one of the founders at RIKR Performance. RIKR is an elite military performance training company.

At 19:08 Nate shares some vital wisdom on how you can learn to handle whatever is going in your life. How to stay sane when the world is crazy and not to loose you sh$% when it hits the fan. Very important stuff! Do Listen!

I wanted to learn what it was really like, get the texture that only an insider could know. And I thought you might wanna know too. So that is precisely what Nate gives us in this episode. He talks about the days, the nights, the food, the MRE’s, chow halls, the mobile (and not so mobile) gyms. He offers some texture to the trauma, and how a warrior handles the situation with as much grace as possible. As usual with Nate, I get more than I plan for. He’s a wealth of experience and knowledge–and he has the smarts and personality to share it with courage and color. Nate Flt Suit Face Pic

I’d be lying if I didn’t say this is one of my favorite shows to date. I learned a lot and gained in my appreciation and understanding of not just the training, health and wellness but the importance of training, the emotional well-being and how we can all learn to better handle stress and pressure of our daily lives.

Previous Episodes with Nate Morrison: Episode 49: Combat Conditioning and Staying Alive 

Please, remove your hats, sit back and enjoy this hour.

I Ask Only 2 Things of You

Of course, as this show is FREE to you, I ask only 2 things of you if you enjoyed it half as much as I did.

1. Comment: Tell Nate and I what you liked most. Ask questions that we forgot to cover. Share your own experience.

2. Take a look at Nate’s World Class Programs: Combat Conditioning, Combat Nutrition and The Ultimate Training Journal.

Like all things Nate does, these are quality programs from a committed master. You may or may not be ready for warrior training but each of these will give you new information, new motivation and challenge you to step up your strength game.

RKIR-performancePlease Share Your Comments and Questions Below:

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Episode 55: Muscle and Endurance with Strength Runner Dave Gluhareff

In this latest episode Super-trainer, athlete, proves that you can go LONG and go STRONG.

Breaking through the limiting beliefs of muscle or endurance, extreme athlete, former fat-kid, and now ultra-extreme-endurance athlete, Dave Gluhareff, known as Strength Runner, shares his amazing life and stories to inspire you to reach your best.

Dave-G-srunnerIn the late 1990’s David Gluhareff lost over 100 pounds.

Dave became a Certified Personal Trainer with the ISSA and began his career. As a Personal Trainer, Dave has been helping people take charge of their physiques to help them feel, look, and move better through life.  Dave specializes in Training “busy professional men” to lose weight or gain weight.

Dave also makes his living as a health and fitness writer and speaker. Topics Dave cover’s includes Obesity, Exercise, Rest, Nutrition, Stress Relief, Flexibility, Strength Training, Range of Motion, Bodybuilding, Strength, Celebrity Fitness Interviews, Weight Loss, Weight Gain, Motivation, Fitness for Seniors, and Inspiration.

Listen in for the closing 5 minutes as Dave answers…

The 5 Questions of Fitness

  1. What is your favorite workout / bodypart to train? Why?
  2. What is the myth (aka lie) about fitness / weight loss that bothers you most?
  3. If you were given ONE last meal what would it be?
  4. What person in your life is most influential in supporting your pursuit of fitness?
  5. If you could have ONE wish granted to most positively affect obesity what would that wish be?

Dave is an easy person to like and easy to know. I really enjoy his passion, energy and honesty. He’s a great example of what this industry of wellness and health is realy, truly all about. He is just good for the industry and every person who gets the chance to connect with him.

And if you need a lift, have him tell you about one of his ultra-races. Wooo.. Crazy stuff! Strong…

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KR 54: Life, Death, Love, Money and The Resilience Guy

bill-crash-feb-2011A decade ago, Bill was just an average guy living the 1% life. Married, two great boys, a business that was rocking. It was all systems go…So he believed as he stepped on stage to receive his award for the 40 Under 40, recognizing the winners in the world.

 

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Bill Gaining Strength

It’s what happened next…Then next, and next that has earned Bill the title of, “The Resilience Guy.” From the collapse of his business, end of his 17 year marriage, and a near death experience…Bill proves it’s not what happens to you but what you do with what happens that matters.

Now, nearing the half century mark, Bill is living the life most men would dare to dream about. It’s a simpler life, less stuff and more meaning. He’s stronger, leaner and more energized–and looks a decade younger than he did a decade ago.

Men, enjoy Bill’s story but listen to the wisdom and listen to your own heart. This is a story about winning, losing, heart break, love, near death and any man, yes you, can learn to flex, flow and conquer every obstacle that gets in your way.

You’ll laugh, you’ll squirm, you’ll celebrate and you’ll feel the strength of knowing what YOU too can do with less then nothing, when the decks are stacked against you…and how to surrender into your strength and come out swinging.. and win.

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The 3 Questions of Fitness

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But… before turning in I was reading one of our favorite books to Lilly, The Three Questions, by Jon J. Muth. It’s based on a story by Leo Tolstoy.

In this book a boy is seeking the answers to the 3 most important questions of life… The answers are quite moving but as I read them tonight I realized they are also the answers so many seek to the often overly
complex pursuit of fitness.

The 3 Questions:

  • - When is the best time to do things?
  • - Who is the most important one?
  • - What is the right thing to do?

After a moving journey the wise turtle tells him that he’s found the answers, quite simply:

“Remember then that there is only one important time, and that time is NOW. The most important one is always the one you are with. And the most important
thing is to do good for the one who is standing at your side. For these, my dear boy, are the answers to what is most important in this world.” ~ Wise Turtle

I agree… this is sage advice for a life well lived. But I think we can take it one layer deeper and look at it from the health and fitness perspective.

1. There is only ONE important time, and that is now.

To me that means that the ONLY important time in your pursuit of a healthier, stronger body is NOW. What you did yesterday, the mistake you made last night, none of it matters. Only what you choose NOW. Do you eat the salad or the cake?

Do you train or sit?

NOW is the ONLY time you have to change the path you are on. One NOW at a time. Do the RIGHT thing NOW and watch the NOW’s pile up into a massive result.

2. The MOST important ONE is the ONE you are with.

Yes, and you are the ONE you are always with. YOU are the ONE we most often forget, take for granted and ignore.

As they tell you on the airplanes, in the event of emergency place your oxygen mask on first. You are the most important one. If you let yourself down, you let your family and world down.

3. The most important thing to do is to do GOOD for the ONE.

You got this, right? Yeah, YOU are the ONE and the most important thing you can do is to do good (in this moment) for you, that ONE.

How self supporting is this loop, right? In THIS moment, you must do the RIGHT thing for you, the one. It’s that simple. Make the right choice and make the righter choice tomorrow.

Yes, these my dear Shawn, are the answers to the most important things you can do to transform your body and life.

 

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KR 53: The Myths of Functional Muscle, Old School is NEW Again, Training + Nutrition + Supplements for Over 40 Muscle

Writer, Blogger, Editor (T-nation.com) iron training, muscle building, over 40 all around good guy, Bryan Krahn talks with us about:

  • Functional Jerk-offs – the Myth of Iron and Functional Fitness
  • 3 Lifts You Should Stop doing Over 40
  • Do you need supplements?
  • How lifting iron can help you be more present in life
  • Bryan’s Start with EAS Canada
  • Where do you get REAL Reliable information these days
  • The epic days of Muscle Media 2000 and EAS

“The More I learn, the more old school I get.” Bryan

The more I learn the more OLD SCHOOL I get.
The more I learn the more OLD SCHOOL I get.

Listen for the quote of the show: “You don’t need pants but they are handy when you leave the house…”

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Where do you get your information these days? Magazines? Youtube? Online? Newsletters? Where?? Tell us…

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Episode 51: The Zen of Strength – Mindful Muscle and Meditation

“Weight training is boring!” the masses complain. Ah, but it is nothing but your experience and thus the boring is never out there, but in you.

What is the difference between the effortless ecstasy of a flow state of effective training and the boring, painful, dutiful drudgery of going through the motions of exercise? Listen in to this episode and find out how you can get into the ZONE, the deeply enjoyable Zen of Strength state.

Much like the state of FLOW, reaching this nirvana of synchronicity of body, mind and spirit is anything but an accident. With some specific anchors and practices that are found in Focus Intensity Training (F.I.T.) focus, flow and freedom can be yours.

And guess what? Yep, it’s as good for your mind as your body. Meditation, the gateway to mindfulness, need not be reserved for the cushion. The muscle building art of lifting iron hold a unique capacity for reaching a deep, focused, mindful and meditation state. Try it some time…

But first, listen in and learn why, how and what you can do next…
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Meditation guru, Jon Kabat-Zinn, says, Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”

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Episode 47: The Rise of Over 40 Muscle

We’re back! The Double-Strength duo of Shawn and Scott with a brand-spanking-new episode.  And we’re fired up with this rock-solid new show…

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  • Why Fat Loss Fails
  • The Power of a Positive Focus
  • Flow (in the ZONE) in Sports, Life and the Gym
  • Why thinking is the enemy of experience
  • Finding the true joy in every rep
  • To train or not to train when you’re sick

Listen for: “Nothing fucks flow up faster than thinking.”

 

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Episode 46: The One with Jay Scott, Full Disclosure Fitness, the Secret to Getting Going, a New Years Success Tip

In this next to final show of 2013 I’ve got our friend, Jay Scott of the Full Disclosure Fitness Podcast.

Jay’s on trajectory to becoming one of the nations best-known Fitness Trainers and Stars. I appreciate this down-home, honest, practical, anti-hype approach to getting and staying fit.

It’s like he’s allergic to the hype and is in this for the long-haul, not to make money fast or get famous but to do the right thing. I talked to Jay about how he helps people get going, keep going and succeed. We talked about the different approaches and needs of different levels.

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bodybuilding. What it really is, why it’s loved and hated. What everyone can learn from Bodybuilding.

Jay shared how to encourage people to make real, lasting dietary changes and keep them on a success path, not a failure model. He’s talking making simple changes and building from there. Then we looked forward into the opportunities and visions for the year ahead.

And I asked him the $64,000 question: What is your ONE tip / word of advice for the person who wants to succeed in making the change in the year ahead? (This is ONE of many NEW YEARS Success Tips I have coming from a dozen experts. Enjoy!)

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Check out Jay at Full Disclosure Fitness ….