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Join Brad Kearns, New York Times bestselling author and champion triathlete, Speedgolfer, and masters high jumper, in pursuing peak performance with passion throughout life. Enjoy memorable insights from leading experts on diet, fitness, peak performance, personal growth, relationships, happiness, and longevity. Brad’s “Breather” shows provide step-by-step tips you can implement right away to improve your life. Let’s explore beyond shortcuts, hacks, and crushing competition to laugh, have fu ...
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The Alpha Female Podcast is a weekly podcast designed to inspire you to live like an Alpha Female. An Alpha Female is a powerful and assertive woman. Her confidence is due to being an intelligent and intellectual problem-solver. Being an Alpha Female is a State of Mind based on choosing ambition and being proud of it. She strives for a happy and healthy work/life harmony. Robyn (Baldwin) Pineaul interviews other Alpha Females to find out their tips and tricks to fit in fitness, health and nu ...
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Great questions from listeners in this Q&A show, including the subtle and natural taste of B.rad Superfuel versus most ultra-sweet proteins, walking barefoot safely, if I can really “sprint” for 30,40,50 seconds? (no! that’s a HIIT session), are sleep requirements genetic? (yes—hear more in my show about sleep with RiseScience founder Jeff Kahn) an…
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Welcome to another addition in our long series of commentary about the comprehensive signs of overreaching and overtraining. This content is inspired by the incredibly thorough look at all aspects of overtraining and remedies that is contained in the Primal Fitness Expert Certification course, and this topic is such an important one to discuss—it i…
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I am so pleased to welcome Dr. Judson Brandeis, America’s favorite urologist, back to the show for a second interview! His Brandeis MD clinic is at the absolute cutting edge of male sexual wellness and longevity technology, and we talk about some of the treatments and protocols I went through when I was at his office for our first show. In this epi…
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There are two main types of cramps: sudden-onset and a severe localized cramp of a specific muscle (e.g., the right calf) is more likely due to central nervous system fatigue than dehydration or electrolyte depletion. Cramps that progress from mild to severe and are bilateral (i.e., both calves or both hamstrings) are more likely due to dehydration…
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In this Q&A, I share the story of an ultra-endurance athlete who improved their health and lowered blood pressure by adding meat to their diet, if we need to consume fat (bacon and avocado!) during ultramarathons (short answer: no!), and whether or not I recommend eating fruit and high protein every day, regardless of athletic goals? I also share t…
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It’s important to pay close attention at all times to symptoms of overreaching and overtraining and take corrective action immediately (this is true for both novices and competitive types), and this episode will teach you how to do this. As you will hear, the best leading indicator of overtraining is a slower MAF test performance—this is where you …
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I have an awesome and beautiful rebroadcast episode for you today from Dr. Elisha Goldstein—founder of the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, CA, along with his wife, co-founder Stefanie. They do incredible work there and this interview was one of the best discussions I’ve had for this show—and it will stop all us distracted, multitasking, t…
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“Overreaching” is a popular term to describe a period of escalated training that generates fitness improvements or competitive success, but which is not sustainable over the long term. As you’ll learn during this breather show, overreaching should be best characterized as early-stage overtraining—plenty of overreaching symptoms hint at imbalance an…
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I have had it with the stupid diet wars, so it’s time for a rant and an episode highlighting the big picture perspective of leading a healthy, active, energetic lifestyle and the benefits of focusing on “perform, recover, perform, recover”—my new mantra, which should supercede all the arguing and nitpicking we do about the particulars of plant-base…
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It’s important to understand how the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis works relating to the stress response, particularly how we abuse delicate fight or flight mechanisms in hectic, high stress modern life and laying overly-stressful training patterns on top of that. It’s important to understand the endorphin rush through the evolutionary …
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It’s time for a rebroadcast of Dr. Tommy Wood content! I can’t speak highly enough about Dr. Tommy—he gives so much sensible, easy to understand health information, is an accomplished physician, researcher, and former head of the Ancestral Physicians Society—and in this episode, you will hear sensible and practical health tips from Dr. Tommy (as we…
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In this episode, you will hear some big picture insights about overreaching and overtraining. You will learn about the various symptoms of overtraining so you can become more aware and able to take corrective actions when these symptoms appear, why it is so essential to learn how to cultivate an intuitive approach to training and why intuitive trai…
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In this episode, I share my recommendations for blood testing for health, disease screening, and peak performance with particular relevance to fitness-minded males who want to age gracefully. Unfortunately, typical screening is just scratching the surface and there are many flawed and dated misconceptions about mainstream medical system blood scree…
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It may not be everyone’s favorite subject, but we’ve got to talk about overtraining because of how important it is to have a heightened awareness and pay constant attention to your stress/rest balance—otherwise you will make the same, all too common mistakes most people do and will plunge into the spirals of overreaching, overtraining, and full-blo…
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I am so excited to introduce a unique and super interesting, lively, talkative guest—Ato Boldon! Track & Field fans will recognize Ato since he is one of the fastest humans of all time who competed in the Olympics back in the ‘90s representing Trinidad and Tobago (he also has eight global medals). After retiring from elite competition, Ato transiti…
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Listeners, you know how much I love to talk about sprinting and recommend adding sprinting (truly explosive, all-out, maximum efforts) to your training regimen for all the wonderful health, fitness, and longevity benefits that accrue—which is why it was such an extreme privilege to welcome Lion Martinez to the show. Lion happens to be the fastest h…
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Relationship coach Jillian Turecki is here to share incredible advice to help you realize how you can choose the best partner for yourself, help you navigate your relationship, tips for getting out of relationships ruts, and more! Jillian has a gift for concise, pithy insights that can be life-changing (she has been a relationship coach for 20 year…
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Happy 2024! In the first episode of the new year, we’re talking about four ways you can turn your life around—right now. From sleep to fitness to lifestyle and stress management factors, this episode will give you all the tools you need to create true change in your life. Since this is a short and impactful show, it’s a good one to point wellness n…
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I am so excited to introduce the fastest human who has ever lived on the planet over age 45—world record holder in Masters 100 meters, Lion Martinez from Stockholm, Sweden! Lion coaches a thriving group of other master sprinters and as you will soon hear in this show, has some novel and fascinating ideas on how to train for sprinting that destroys …
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“Modern life leaves our minds restless and underutilized.” Here we go with part two of the quick overview of the 10 Primal Blueprint lifestyle laws! In part one, we covered the first five laws (eat plants and animals, avoid poisonous things, move frequently at a slow pace, lift heavy things, and sprint once in a while) and in part two, you will hea…
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“Breakfast is the important meal of the day,” according to decades-long conventional wisdom—however, this notion has been slammed in recent years along with the rise of the Ancestral health movement. But now, breakfast is coming back in style for many reasons—especially for healthy, active folks looking to pursue peak performance and avoid disease …
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How about a quick overview of the 10 magnificent Primal Blueprint lifestyle laws? In this episode, you’ll hear an overview of the first five. The Primal Blueprint lifestyle was first introduced to the world by Mark Sisson back in 2005 on MarksDailyApple.com and then later in the best-selling book, 2009’s The Primal Blueprint, which is credited with…
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Please welcome Vanessa Spina, The Ketogenic Girl, host of the Optimal Protein podcast, and author of the best-seller Keto Essentials. In this show, Vanessa, a high-performing expert in keto diets (especially in her modified high-protein version) opens up about her personal health journey and answers all the questions you’ve ever had about the keto …
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Let’s talk about dopamine—specifically beneficial vs. health destructive dopamine pursuits. We hear about this wonderful chemical (often referred to as the reward chemical) all the time, but as you’ll learn in this show, the experts will tell you that it’s really the motivation chemical. When dopamine is released into your bloodstream, it motivates…
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“If it has a fragrance, it has estrogenic influences on your body.” In this episode syndicated from Joy Kong’s podcast, I share the wisdom I’ve gained from decades of pursuing high performance and supreme physical health, discuss my preferred methods for testosterone optimization (what to do and what not to do), and talk about the current diet land…
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I am so pleased to present this awesome show with my good friend Cynthia Thurlow, health personality, Everyday Wellness podcast host, and best-selling author! Cynthia is extremely open, honest, and vulnerable in this episode as she opens up about her life, her background, and her quest for health and happiness. She talks about overcoming flawed beh…
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There is so much to say about the centerpiece of all health aspirations and endeavors, sleep—everything flows downstream from getting an awesome night of sleep on a consistent basis. In this breather show, I share some of my favorite tips and tricks for ensuring that you get a full night of deep sleep. If you have problems falling asleep or would l…
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Dr. Grayson Wickham is here to help us learn how to stretch better, fix pain, and improve flexibility & mobility with the Movement Vault app. The topic of “mobility” is continually gaining more popularity, since having good or optimal joint mobility is key to preventing pain and injury, as well as improving performance in the gym, and in our daily …
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More relationship talk and tips in this show as I focus on the viral article, “My Wife Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes By The Sink” and how the day-to-day conflicts that exist in relationships (the conflicts one person usually thinks of as trivial) are destructive and harmful to relationships. As you will learn in this episode, when you are in a …
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Enjoy some thought-provoking questions and great success stories too. This edition of B.rad Q&A highlights my recent fascination with striving for optimal cellular energy status instead of fasting or carb restriction. Listeners weigh in as follows: distinction between processed carbs and nutritious carbs; benefits of increasing fruit intake; adding…
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In this breather show, I refer to a great article by Anthony Moore titled: “Why Most People Will Never Have Great Relationships” and the piece of advice he and his partner received from a counselor that ended up changing both their lives, which was to “always make the first move.” If there is anything you can do to help your relationship, do it—don…
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In this episode, Dr. Phil joins me to talk about his book, B Sharp, Your Personal Journey To Expand The Mind, Enhance The Brain, And Age Well, which discusses how music influences our minds and bodies, particularly with exercise, such as our movement/gait, heart rate, the autonomic nervous system, faster recovery, and reduced cardiac stress. I also…
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Inspired by some wonderful writing from Kris Gage on Medium, this episode focuses on why emotional self-stability is the #1 relationship attribute, and why without it, nothing else matters. If you ask people what “the key to making a relationship last” is, some of the most common answers you’ll get are: “communication”, “trust”, “respect”, but the …
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I’m so pleased to welcome Mark Allen back to the show! Mark, aka “The Grip,” is also the greatest triathlete of all time, and he’s here today to share many of his unique insights and spiritual approach to grueling endurance sports. Mark, a contemporary of mine from the triathlon circuit, is now one of the most prominent coaches in the triathlon sce…
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In part two of this two-part series on carbs, we continue to examine carbohydrates from a bigger picture perspective, such as why and how low-carb and keto became popular, including why benefits occur with these restriction diets. We talk about why ANY diet is essentially a gimmick and why things like primal/ paleo/ keto work, but why their success…
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We’re digging into the mail bag this week and answering some listener questions today—thanks to all of you who keep sending in such thoughtful comments and inquiries. We start with a great question from longtime listener Jay, who wants to know if I’ve noticed any changes in my blood work since adding more carbs back into my diet (I have!), and then…
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While carbs have been demonized (and rightfully so) by the ancestral health movement since humans, in general, eat too much processed food and grain-based snacks and meals, it’s time to look at the bigger picture when it comes to nutrition and talk about the role natural, nutritious carbs play in a healthy diet. As you will hear in this episode, ca…
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I welcome my old friend Tara Garrison to the show to have an inspiring discussion about her incredible weight loss and health journey, her unique and challenging experience growing up (she struggled with her weight, her parents struggled financially, and she grew up in a dysfunctional family that was also in a cult), and the health retreats she lea…
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A year and a half ago, I began an experiment and decided to make a deliberate attempt to do away with the restrictive dietary practices that I had adhered to (or dabbled in) in the past, such as keto and fasting. Instead, I started striving for maximum cellular energy status by increasing my intake of nutritious foods, and switching out my morning …
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I’m bringing you a lively conversation with Brian Keane today, host of the Brian Keane Podcast, author of two best-selling books, The Fitness Mindset and Rewire Your Mindset, and a former teacher turned one of the top online fitness coaches in Ireland and the UK, who has transformed thousands of lives and physiques in the process. In this show, we …
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If you have been rethinking restrictive dietary strategies (such as restricting the time you eat with intermittent fasting, restricting calories, and restricting macronutrients like with carbohydrates or ketogenic diets) or wondering why I have been rethinking restrictive diets in recent times, this is the episode for you. As you’ll hear, in 2022 I…
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Get ready for one of the most unique, high-energy, and straight-talking guests we’ve ever had—Susan Bratton, an expert on all aspects of sexual wellness, sexual intimacy, and sexual regeneration! We’re going deep into a variety of topics at a fast pace, so fasten your seat belts and open your mind to this very refreshing guest. Susan brings the hea…
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This breather show is on one of my favorite subjects, tips for happy love relationships, and is dedicated to the idea that you can never hear this stuff too much, which is why constant reminders can be so helpful for relationship health—especially as we try to navigate hectic, high stress modern life. Unfortunately, sometimes those closest to us ar…
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In this episode, I speak with Mark England of the “Enlifted Method”—a coaching system that will help you shed any victim stories you have through the very careful and thoughtful process that Mark has been teaching to people for many years (you can learn more about it on his website, enlifted.me). The show starts with Mark sharing his own story as h…
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You have heard me talk about micro workouts frequently—I have called them the greatest breakthrough in the fitness industry in decades—so I am very excited about the acceptance of demystifying and decomplexifying the act of performing a workout and making it accessible and convenient for anyone, at any time, to engage in brief bouts of physical eff…
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Welcome to another Q&A show! In today’s episode, we hear from a listener who wants to know if they can get enough protein to build muscle when eating only two meals a day, talk about fiber and constipation, healing plantar fasciitis, and the ideal effort to rest ratio when sprinting. I also answer questions about my morning exercise routine, timing…
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I want to talk about an 85 year long study about what makes for a long, happy, and successful life. Researchers at Harvard University began this study in 1938 and focused on 724 participants around the world, who they checked in with every two years to ask detailed questions about their lives. What they discovered was that the key to human happines…
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Get ready for a fantastically entertaining and informative show with Dr. Judd Brandeis of the Brandeis MD Male Rejuvenation Center in San Ramon, California. One very important point you will hear Dr. Judd make is how easy it is for us to go to the doctor when we have an issue with any other body part and identify exactly what’s going on, but when i…
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I share my observations from my experience using the Nutrisense Continuous Glucose Monitor in this breather show, as well as the important attributes to look for when you’re doing continuous glucose monitoring. I have been working with these guys for several years now (since their initial launch) and it has been so cool to watch this technology ris…
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