Temperatures can get up to 120 degrees during the 135 mile Badwater Race and Tony Portera has run it seven times, finishing five. He joins the podcast with fellow runners Brian, Jason and Andrea, who is running this year’s Badwater as well. They discuss the race, crewing, NSNG and how God fits into all of this, all while having a great time with lots of laughs.
Here are some of the highlights...
Badwater is grueling
Running, NSNG and God
Tony's NSNG Experience
Vinnie and Anna answer lots of clarifying NSNG questions including:
Then the delightful and award winning sports writer, coach, and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald joins us to chat about
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Nikki Kimball was a cross-country skier by the time she was three years old. She did biathlons, which is a combination of cross-country skiing and shooting. She also loves to run. In 2004, she signed up for one of the toughest races in the ultraworld, the Western States 100. She not only ran the 100 miles, but she was the first woman in and won the whole thing. She won it again in 2006 and 2007. This year, she won the women's division of Marathon de Sables which is known as the “toughest footrace on earth."
Nikki is an Incredible Athlete
What She Eats
Vinnie and Anna talk FODMAPS, quick weight loss, dietary ketosis, and then have a great convo with Shawn Stevenson about how to get optimal sleep, electronic device curfews, what's the best time to exercise to help your sleep, staying away from melatonin, natural sleep aids like camomile and kava kava, how to design the perfect sleeping room, the joys of oxytocin, meditation, and orgasms.
Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast on itunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri - St. Louis with a background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides Wellness Services for both individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities, and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. To learn more about Shawn, visit TheShawnStevensonModel.com
Vinnie and Anna check in for a quickie Thursday recap, discussing:
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Vinnie and Anna talk to Serena Scott Thomas about the Gluten Free Expo, gluten free backlash, oil-free vegans, and fattening sugars and grains. Then they talk to Mark Johnson about his new Start Stop app. Download it at the App Store! Then Vinnie talks about his wonderful trip to Europe and his talk facilitated by Superfan Mark Perry.
Robert "Bertie" Portal is a British actor and ultra-athlete. He is known for his work in movies, television, theater and radio. He can be seen in "The King's Speech" and "Iron Lady" and is in the soon to be released movie "Mr. Turner". Vinnie and Bertie Portal discuss his endurance event of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.
How it Started
What Bertie is Doing Now
Vinnie and Anna talk to trainer and soft tissue therapist Luke Sniewski about CrossFit, injuries, weight lifting, functional soft tissue transformation, and college football.
Anna's viral PSA:
Luke Sniewski is a Lifestyle Coach, speaker and author of Million Ways to Live. He is currently traveling around the world to show how people in different cultures live by the Healthy Lifestyle Principles. His aim is to empower people to take responsibility for their own health and be their own wellness guru. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Then Vinnie and Anna talk to the hilarious Bevan McKinnon about winning competitions on a high-fat, low carbohydrate diet, triathlon, and metabolic efficiency.
Bevan McKinnon is an Elite level Triathlete, Professional Triathlon Coach and Host on the podcast, Fitter Radio. He’s competed at World Champs for Olympic, Long Course and Ironman distances. He has numerous top 10 placings in international Iron distance triathlons including 2 podium finishes and most recently won the 2014 Challenge Wanaka Half Ironman and was the overall age group race winner at the 2014 Ironman New Zealand.
Bevan is also an advocate of the LCHF diet. He first converted to this way of eating when researching metabolic efficiency and fat adaptation for endurance athletes. Having previously eaten a traditional high carbohydrate athletic diet and always struggled to reach optimal body composition with occasionally suffering from colon inflammation he changed to the LCHF lifestyle. In 2014 at 43 years of age he not only won the Challenge Wanaka Half Ironman by over 6 minutes but also won the overall age group race at Ironman New Zealand by over 15 mins and placed 9th Overall. Bevan beat a host of pro athletes at this race coming home in a time of 9hrs and 55 seconds
He is also the founder and co-host of Fitter Radio. The Fitter Radio podcast covers the sports of triathlon, swimming, cycling and running including training, whole food nutrition information and basically all things endurance!
Dean Lorey is a veteran of the film and television industry. On the big screen, he wrote Major Payne, Friday the 13th Part 9: Jason Goes To Hell and many others. For television, he wrote and produced Arrested Development, My Wife and Kids and The Crazy Ones. Dean also co-wrote the book FITNESS CONFIDENTIAL with Vinnie. In this interview they talk about running, cycling, the Audie Award nomination for FITNESS CONFIDENTIAL and Dean's latest project, ROMANCE FOR MEN.
ROMANCE FOR MEN (check out the site here)
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Vinnie and Anna discuss how to eat NSNG in all different types of restaurants and while on travel, covering the danger zones (not the Kenny Loggins' song, sorry), all types of cuisine, what to eat at the airport, how to pack travel food, and more. Then when you think this episode couldn't possibly get any better, we talk to our very special guest Michael O'Neal, who asks about snacking and refueling after a workout.