All posts by Andy Petranek

123: Patrick McKeown — Learn to Breathe for Health and Vitality

123: Patrick McKeown — Learn to Breathe for Health and Vitality

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“My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”. — Patrick McKeown

Breathing. It’s fundamental to human life, and we’ve been breathing air since moments after birth. It’s so instinctual, we do it correctly right from the start — diaphragmatic breathing with the mouth closed.…

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122: Chris Kresser — NY Times Bestselling Author of “Unconventional Medicine”

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Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac, is the founder of Kresser Institute, co-director of the California Center for Functional Medicine, the creator of ChrisKresser.com, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure. He is one of the most respected clinicians and educators in the fields of Functional Medicine and ancestral health, and has trained over 400 practitioners around the world in his unique approach.…

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121: Chris Keyes — Editor, Outside Magazine

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This is a particularly personal interview for me. Not the subject matter, but the broader context — the fact that the editor of Outside Magazine is on my podcast! You see, Outside has been my magazine “bible” since the early 1990s. It was the place I turned for articles, inspiration, gear, adventure, and innovations. It was where I turned time and again when it came to figuring out what to buy, where to go, and what sponsors to go after when looking for new gear for adventure racing.…

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120: Philip Folsom — The Way Out Is Through, and Your Tribe Will Take You There

120: Philip Folsom — The Way Out Is Through, and Your Tribe Will Take You There

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Philip Folsom is America’s most experienced and impactful expert in experiential leadership development, human optimization, and the creation of high performance teams and cultures. Philip is the Tribe Guy.

His work has dramatically improved the lives of over 500,000 individuals over the last 25 years. Philip’s transformational High Performance Tribe program has been successfully implemented at Fortune 50 companies including Sony, Microsoft, Dreamworks, Medtronic, Apple, and Northrop Grumman.…

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119: Bobby Gill — Can Cows Save the World?

119: Bobby Gill — Can Cows Save the World?

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What if you could align healthy eating with the health and well-being of of animals and livestock, while simultaneously improving the health our planet’s grasslands? According to Bobby Gill, that is not only possible, but is currently in process. Livestock provides much, much more to us than meat, and how livestock is raised can either degrade or improve the land.…

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118: Dr. Anthony Gustin — (Only) You Can Fix Yourself!

118: Dr. Anthony Gustin — (Only) You Can Fix Yourself!

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We’ve all been to the doctor before. The typical advice that follows a cursory exam is basically, “Do this for the symptoms,” with little in the way of addressing the underlying issue. High cholesterol, for example, is a symptom, not an underlying issue — bringing down cholesterol is not the same as treating the underlying problem, if there even is one.…

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117: Tom Butler — Adaptive Oxygen Therapy with LiveO2

117: Tom Butler — Adaptive Contrast Oxygen Therapy with LiveO2

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Are you sure you’re getting enough oxygen for optimum health?

 

You know the numbers — you can go without food for three weeks, without water for three days, and without oxygen for just three minutes. With such a clear and constant need for oxygen, it is surprising that the oxygen debt many of us live with every day isn’t addressed more in fitness culture.…

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Perfection and Plan B: 9 Tips for Mastering Life When Things Go Wrong

Perfection and Plan B: 9 Tips for Mastering Life When Things Go Wrong

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We talk about it all the time: “Perfection as the enemy of progress.” And while each of us understands the logic of this statement, we’re still drawn to perfection like a fish to a shiny lure.

We we want to do things perfectly. We feel great about ourselves when things around us are orderly — when everything is in its place, stuff put away, piles picked up, nothing left out.…

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116: Danny Clark — On What Is Natural Movement and Why You Should Care

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Danny Clark, CSCS is a MovNat Master Instructor and the Performance Director for MovNat. Danny “sets the bar” for MovNat certification standards. He is also the owner of Rebar Fitness, a science-based strength and conditioning training center. A wrestler, a scholar, and a lifelong student of exercise science and strength and conditioning programming, Danny’s skill set, experience, and expertise enable him to develop MovNat movement progressions and performance programming standards.…

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Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 17

Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 17

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Welcome to my living room workout series! Each week, I share a workout from my personal exercise routine — and then do it in real time so you can follow along. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your daily exercise.

Living Room Workout 17

Today’s workout has a bit of a funny name.…

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6 On and 6 Off: A New Era for the Whole Life Challenge

6 On and 6 Off: A New Era for the Whole Life Challenge

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  • What is the “secret sauce” of long-term growth?
  • How can the Whole Life Challenge help players stay on the path and not lose their way?
  • What can we (the WLC) do to best to ensure that five years from now, players of the Challenge can look back on their progress and feel happy, satisfied, and confident that they’ve moved in the right direction — toward improved health, fitness, and well-being?
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    115: Danny Dreyer — You, Too, Can Love Running

    115: Danny Dreyer — You, Too, Can Love Running

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    Danny Dreyer, our guest on this week’s podcast, is the co-founder of ChiRunning and ChiWalking, revolutionary forms of moving that blend the subtle inner focuses of T’ai Chi with running and walking. His study of T’ai Chi with Master Zhu Xilin and internationally renowned Master George Xu, along with his 35 years of experience running, racing ultra marathons, and coaching “intelligent movement” have all come together to make ChiRunning what it is today.…

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