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51: The WLC Co-Founders Experiment on Themselves

By May 21, 2016Podcasts
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In this episode of the Adventure-cast, Andy fills us in on some recent experiments and invites Michael (as in Stanwyck, the co-founder of the WLC) to join him. Get a hilarious seat at the table as the WLC co-founders challenge each other’s methods for personal growth and jab at each other’s abilities to experiment.

The WLC Co-Founders Experiment on Themselves

Andy gives us an update on his 4:30am wake-up challenge, much to the heckling of Michael who has a few things to say about this new test and the willpower required. Sleep is so important for the WLC and life in general, but the lure of having time to yourself first thing in the morning is hard to deny, so how do we accommodate these both?

Then, Michael shares his story of lavender and crystals in the hunt for a better scent and his admittedly “loathsome deodorant history.” Sharing his current homemade underarm concoction leads to an interesting take on how soap becomes soap through saponification and the scientific method of trial and error.

Hit play to listen to an awesome conversation between the WLC braintrust about self-experimentation and how to sacrifice for growth:

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Listen to learn more about:

  • Andy and Michael’s deodorant and self cleaning experiments.
  • An update on Andy’s 21-weekday 4:30am wake-up experiment
  • Powering down when illness hits and asking for help.
  • Michael’s “loathsome deodorant history”
  • Probiotics for the skin.
  • Andy’s status as “The Lazy Gardener.”

Links Mentioned:

Every Man Jack — Men’s products with no parabens, dyes, or sodium lauryl sulfate.
Mother Dirt — Probiotics for skin in a spray application.

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Andy is what you’d call a modern day Renaissance Man: a former professional trumpeter who attended the Eastman School of Music; a snowboarder, mountain biker, surfer, kayaker, outrigger paddler, mountaineer, and former Marine (Gulf War veteran); a professionally sponsored adventure racer; and the oldest participant to qualify for and participate in the CrossFit Games at the age of 43.

Andy is a certified CHEK Practitioner and holistic lifestyle coach. He holds a spectrum of certifications from CrossFit and is also a Vivobarefoot certified running coach. He has trained as a Zen buddhist and graduated with a Master’s degree in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Andy founded CrossFit LA one of the first and most successful CrossFit training centers in the world and the first to be featured in national media. He is the co-founder of the Whole Life Challenge, Inc, currently its president, and is also a consultant and life/business coach. Andy lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Julia, and son, Dashel.