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Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich

Hollywood Celebrity Trainer Vinnie Tortorich and his co-hosts nail down the skinny about everything health, diet, and fitness. Get fit. Get inspired. Get entertained.
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Jun 26, 2014

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In this podcast Vinnie talks to Zach Bitter, a teacher who owns the world record in a12 hour running event and the American record for 100 mile and 200 kilometer races. They talk about their admiration for Yiannis Kouros, how there are no specific body types when it comes to ultra sport athletes and Michael Arenstein, a fruitarian who claims to have eaten 50 pounds of fruit every day.

Check out Zach Bitter's blog here.

We also discuss…

Zach’s Training Schedule: 
  - Runs 20 hours/week during the school year
  - Wakes up between 4-5 am and runs 10-18 miles 
  - Trains during lunch when he can
  - After school he runs more
  - In the afternoons he does strength training, stretching, foam roller or take an Epsom salt bath

Dr.Jeff Volek
  - Ultra Marathon runners are divided into 2 groups
    * High Fat Group Set - less than 10% carb intake
    * High Carb Group Set - less than 10% fat intake
  - Found that fat adapted athletes can easily run for 5 hours

Pocket Fuel
  - Tim Olson, an ultra marathon runner, uses Pocket Fuel because it cuts down on sugar intake

  - Pocket Fuel hasn't worked for Vinnie

  - Zach believes that if you’re fat adapted you don't need to consume fat during race unless you need calories
  - You are "eating today for tomorrow"
  - Everyone's nutrition needs are different

Jun 24, 2014

Cate Luke and Vinnie

Vinnie and Anna have the pleasure of talking at length with the Couple of The Year: Dr. Cate and Luke Shanahan.  You will fall in love with these people as much as we have as we discuss coffee, vitamins, Dr. Oz, the perils of canola oil, and corrupt dietitians.

How to Make Money in Healthcare: Pay for Performance, Cholesterol, How Canola Oil is baaaaaad, wild vs. farmed fish, and this article in Mother Jones and this study by Michele Simon about the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Buy Food Rules: A Doctor's Guide to Healthy Eating.

Buy Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food.

Buy Think Like a Chef.

Jun 19, 2014

 

ONE-ON-ONE WITH MARK ALLEN

"The Grip", Mark Allen, overtaking "The Man", Dave Scott

Mark and I discussed his battle with Dave Scott at length.  Matthew Fitzgerald does a great job of laying it out in his book, Iron War.

Iron War: Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run

Jun 17, 2014

Vinnie and Anna

Vinnie and Anna field listener questions about weight lifting, quinoa, and Guam, and then they talk to cousin Cate Guggino about troubleshooting her NSNG diet while endurance training.  Find out why whey protein won't fill you up, how to get truly fat adapted, and why high-fat dairy could be your friend.  Stewart Merther's Vagina makes an appearance.

Buy Starting Strength, 3rd edition.

Buy Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great.

Buy Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.

Buy Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It.

Jun 12, 2014

ON-ON-ONE WITH BOARD CERTIFIED THERAPIST MELISSA MOSE

I welcome Melissa Mose to the show in a One-on-One interview.  Melissa has over 20 years experience as a therapist working with people from all walks of life, from children to adults.  We cover several different topics on mental health issues, as I believe our mental health is as important as our physical health.  I'm pretty sure that we learn that I am crazy.

Melissa is always recommending great reads to my privately.  Her advice on books never disappoints.  Check these two out for starters

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Jun 10, 2014

Sara Gottfried

Vinnie and Anna talk to the inimitable, lovely, kick-ass Dr. Sara Gottfried about hormones.  All things DHEA, perimenopause, estrogen, telemeres, PMS, androgens and Kirkland vodka are covered, plus find how Michael Cortisoleone may be keeping you from losing weight.

Go here to take the Hormone Cure Quiz.

Buy The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep and Sex Drive; Lose Weight; Feel Focused, Vital, and Energized Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol.

Check out Dr. Gottfried's site here.

Dr. Gottfried's Bio:

Dr. Sara Gottfried M.D. is a Harvard-educated physician, speaker, yoga teacher, wife, mom of two daughters, and author of the New York Times bestselling book,The Hormone Cure: Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive, and Vitality with The Gottfried Protocol (Simon & Schuster, 2014). She’s also a board certified gynecologist and the creator of an awesome new online program called Mission Ignition: The Energy Cure. For the past 20 years, Dr. Gottfried has been dedicated to helping women feel back home in their bodies.

After graduating from the physician-scientist training program at Harvard Medical School and MIT, Dr. Gottfried completed her residency at the University of California at San Francisco, where she still teaches medical students. Although she’s on sabbatical and not seeing patients currently, you can work with her online in her novel group health coaching courses on the issues that plague you most – low energy, weight gain, sugar cravings, detox, and moodiness – find those at http://www.saragottfriedmd.com

Jun 5, 2014

ONE-on-ONE WITH DR. CATE SHANAHAN

WHERE THE L.A. LAKERS GO FOR NUTRITION ADVICE

Dr. Cate Shanahan is a board certified Family Physician.  She trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  She practiced in Hawaii for 10 years where she studied ethnobotany and her healthiest patient's culinary habits.  She is currently in private practice in Napa, California and consults for the LA Lakers. 

 

Check out her two books.  They are guaranteed to make you rain threes like Kobe Bryant!

Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food

Food Rules: A Doctor's Guide to Healthy Eating

Jun 3, 2014

William Lagakos

Vinnie and Anna talk to Dr. William Lagakos about fat adaption, lessons on mitochondria, the definition of a calorie, and the distinctions between different kinds of calories.

Buy Dr. William Lagakos' book here: The poor, misunderstood calorie: calories proper (Volume 1).

Check out Bill's blog here. 

Buy The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable.

Buy The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Lagakos received a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology from Rutgers University where his research focused on dietary fat assimilation and integrated energy metabolism.  His postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Diego, centered on obesity, inflammation, and insulin resistance.  Dr. Lagakos has authored numerous manuscripts which have been published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as a non-fiction book titled The poor, misunderstood calorie which explores the concept of calories and simultaneously explains how hormones and the neuroendocrine response to foods regulate nutrient partitioning.  He is presently a nutritional sciences researcher, consultant, and blogger at www.CaloriesProper.com

Then Vinnie and Anna talk to Swiss French entrepreneur David Genecand about his new nutrition bar Almondgy.  Like Almondgy on Facebook.

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Genecand David is passionate about energy and health. He is the founder of Almondgy ® natural energy cube: an energy snack that offers vitality and wellness. He has more  than 20 years of local & international experience in the food industry with the company Kraft Foods. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the AVIFED (Welfare Foundation of the Federation of Builders Merchants and Entrepreneurs) and Sportsmile (Foundation for children and adolescents with chronic illness or overweight). He is also an ultra-marathoner who was trained by Stu Mittleman (American Ultra Hall of Fame) in the U.S. He organizes events, lectures and coaching. He holds an MBA in business and administration from the University of Geneva...and he loves to talk about sex.

Anna and Andrea Anders at the premiere of Return To Zero:

Anna and Andrea at Return To Zero Premiere

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