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Jul 31, 2015

Cindy Rakowitz, Division President for Playboy Enterprises, (Andy Schreiber), and Vinnie Tortorich discuss Playboy on today's Friday edition of the Angriest Trainer! 

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POSITIONS AT PLAYBOY

  • Vinnie did work for Playboy for a bit (as an actor)
  • Andy sold such videos and worked in PR, and Cindy worked in PR 

THE MANSION

  • There was a "boom boom room" at the mansion for privacy in intimate moments  
  • There were tunnels in the mansion
  • The way to get in to the mansion was to speak into a rock, and they would let you in accordingly 
  • The parties at the mansion were huge and everyone wanted to attend
  • Vinnie was a boy-toy
  • One needed to be beautiful or have beautiful people accompanying them to get into parties 

PLAYMATES

  • Tawny was a playmate, very sweet girl
    • Andy took her abroad
    • Has her act together 
  • Vinnie took Kathy Shower on a date
    • She is still friends with Playboy 
  • Most of the girls were very nice, and most were not troubled
    • Playboy was a stepping stone into acting 
  • Andy's favorite playmate was Victoria Silvstedt
    • She never needed taking care of

BOND GIRLS

  • Another exclusive group of beautiful women 
  • Bond girls go to conventions to sign autographs
  • The Bond girls are across a table, and people generally really respect them 

EXERCISE

  • Kickboxing is a really good form of exercise
  • Fitness should be a part of everyone's regime
  • You feel better with your endocrine system, with your health, etc. 
  • "Use it or lose it"
  • Do whatever you need to do to exercise, any form is better than nothing 

ANDY AND VINNIE

  • Even when Andy was working at Playboy, they'd meet all the time to discuss invention ideas
  • "Trainer in a box", "Billion Pound Challenge"
  • They'd talk for hours brainstorming new ideas 
  • Vinnie would never lie on TV 
  • Some ideas that were discussed back then may soon be created! 

WORKING AT PLAYBOY

  • If you worked as an exec, you had to host people
  • Give tour of grounds and have lunch with guest and a few playmates
  • Occasionally you would run into Kim Conrad (Hefner) and her sons
    • She was lovely but wanted time with her boys
  • Eventually she moved out with her children

Find Cindy at her website here! 

 

Jul 29, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber discuss Pure Vitamin Club, on today's Wednesday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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THE PVC COMPANY

  • Vinnie as president, Andy as CEO
  • The company is doing really well
  • The start of the PVC business came around just over a year ago
  • Discussion concerning the business occurred at the same table at which the idea for Fitness Confidential was conceived
  • The name came simply from the fact that our vitamins are pure! 
  • There were bumps at the beginning with shipping, but now it is all worked out 
  • So much research went into making these quality, healthy, affordable vitamins
  • The website through which you purchase the vitamins is completely safe 
  • Our goal is to help customers stay healthy, and we do whatever we can to make that happen 
Jul 27, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Anna Vocino tackle NSNG on today’s Monday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast! In a few words, this is an NSNG 101. 

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OLD PODCASTS

  • For a small cost, you can have access to every show ever done!
  • Lots of cool interviews like Minnie Driver, talking ketosis, nutella, etc! Worth checking out

SMOOTHIES

  • Good NSNG smoothie with berries, creme fresh, ginger root, turmeric 
  • We use a Vitamix to make our smoothies — click through vinnietortorich.com to get free shipping! 

SHOULDER UPDATE

  • Everything is doing well
  • PT exercises 5 times a day, at least 1 hr of aerobic exercise each day

AMAZON WINNER OF THE WEEK

  • Alyssa from Long Island won by buying a Squatty Potty through Amazon! 
  • You can win by submitting an e-mail of the most interesting thing you bought this week (through the Amazon banner on Vinnie’s website) 
  • Alyssa won a 30 day supply of vitamins for her son with a sensitive gag reflex 

JUICING RADIO

  • Shane Waley runs this cool podcast about juicing
  • Everyone should check it out because Vinnie feels that juicing must be done right, and Shane teaches it well 
  • Shane’s a vegan 

VINNIE’S NAME ON FB GROUPS

  • There are only about 8 people throughout the multiple Facebook groups that Vinnie’s name is associated with that call Vinnie names and hate on him
  • Vinnie is glad to have his name off of these things so he is not associated with people calling him an asshole

NSNG CALLERS

  • Many callers begin to plateau 
  • Vinnie asks for their basics to see where they are (take me through your day) 
  • Caller couldn't lose weight because he was eating things like balance bars

NSNG means no grains of any kind, and relatively no sugar other than that found in things like fruit.  Generally, artificial sweeteners and chemicals can also prevent ketosis or a real weight losing state of being.  NSNG is a low carb high fat lifestyle rather than a diet, and those who pursue NSNG often feel better both physically and mentally, and are able to be their best selves on it.  Of course, Vinnie supports putting life into living and having a little non-NSNG snack every now and then, but being strict with oneself when it comes to losing weight on NSNG is often important.  Everyone is different, however -- while diets high in dairy may still allow some to lose weight, it may prevent others from losing it, and starchy foods like potatoes can also affect people differently.  Look for foods with low glycemic indexes and make sure you are eating enough each day! If you have any questions or concerns or would like to speak with Vinnie about NSNG, please contact him through the website and he will respond as quickly as possible. 

Jul 25, 2015

Welcome to the Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast, where Vinnie Tortorich answers listener questions from today's guest, Scott Cumer!

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BIKE RACES

  • You'd stop riding for the day, go to dinner, etc
  • See people still coming in after dinner, the next day, the back of the packers (which Scott identifies himself as)
  • They always finish and always have fun and are the ones who tend to be overweight
    • exercise is not the best way to lose weight

NSNG

  • Scott is only a month and a half in, he will become more fat adapted and improve further 
  • How does he get better while running?
    • continue to trickle a little sugar (if necessary) [pocket fuel]
    • accept that you might need a little help from sugar in exercise and races 
  • It is not a quick fix-- everyone is different and needs little different things
  • Grocery shopping will always be "from the outside"
  • Oils and fats are good in places while working out 
  • US Wellness Meat is good while training 

Check out Scott's podcast, Ten Junk Miles! 

Jul 24, 2015

Welcome to the Friday show of the Angriest Trainer podcast, where Vinnie has a 1 on 0 and discusses his world today!

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DR ANN CHILDERS

  • The last 1on1 was a redo of an earlier recorded podcast
  • Last week's was more appropriate than the original 
  • Vinnie (w/ no agenda) thinks this new show was better
  • Vinnie and Ann talk often outside of show
  • She has no agenda -- wants everyone to be their best

JADEN MERRICK

  • 8 year old who will be running a 10k next week
  • His dad is great! Those who think otherwise are uninformed 

MAKING FUN OF FAT PEOPLE

  • Vinnie is no better
  • We really should not laugh at fat people 
  • Those who don't have money to feed children properly should not have children 

VINNIE'S DAY

  • Recorded Ann Childers podcast
  • Did physical therapy for shoulder (5 times a day)
  • Ate an avocado, fish oil, espresso, coconut oil

4TH OF JULY

  • Vinnie feels strongly about this Independence Day
  • Plays some country music -- "Country Boys Can Survive" --> "America Can Survive"

VINNIE'S CALL - IN PROGRAM

  • Schedule a phone call for the next day or a few days after
  • Much cheaper than hiring a trainer 
  • You can book 30 mins or an hour 

CALIFORNIA'S DROUGHT

  • It's trendy to have a dirty car or brown grass
  • Restaurants no longer serve water unless asked for 
  • "Would you like to hydrate?"

ANAEROBIC EXERCISE

  • This will make you last longer in life 
  • Move some weights around, build up your muscle
  • Stretching will also benefit you long term so that you don't lose muscle as you age 
  • Yoga is good! 

MAKESHIFT DINNER & LENTILS

  • Vinnie had lentils in a cold lentil salad the other day
  • Although Vinnie is not against lentils, he did have extra inflammation the next day
  • It might not be the lentils, but Vinnie thinks it very well could be 

TOUR DE FRANCE

  • We can't watch it at home due to lack of cable 
  • Vinnie can only watch at 4am-when it goes off 
  • Bicyclists put cotton with Olbas oil on it in their noses to clear sinus passages and improve breathing
    • Vinnie believes it is more of a placebo effect 
    • This will lead to Americans doing this too...
  • People have been cheating forever -- we need to look at who we make our heroes these days 
Jul 22, 2015

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast, where Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Andy Schreiber talk nausea and how PVC vitamins tend not to cause it. 

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MOTION SICKNESS AND NAUSEA

  • Scopase is now off the market, Vinnie used to take it for motion sickness
  • He gets terribly motion sick that he has to drive at all times to avoid bad nausea 
  • Vinnie had to get off of an Australian cruise, his motion sickness was so bad 

PVC VITAMINS

  • Other vitamins make people nauseated, but PVC vitamins don't!
  • Nausea is the body's way of saying "this needs to get out", so the fact 
  • Lots of bad 'things' in most vitamins, but not ours
  • Customers always tell us that our vitamins are the only ones that do not make them nauseated
  • These vitamins have even helped an MS patient 
Jul 20, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Anna Vocino take on controversy on water, health insurance, and gay marriage on today's Monday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast. 

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NEW-GIRL TALLULAH

  • (This is weird because its me typing about myself)
  • Tallulah has taken over Wendy's (this) job 
  • It is a technological and note taking job 
  • Taking a trip to London and Wales 
  • Her best friend Julia (dammit Julia) is on a yacht in Europe 
  • Vinnie is going to give Julia's overweight dad two free sessions 
  • Tallulah got her phone stolen and it ended up in Compton 

AMAZON WINNER

  • Leave us a message about what you buy on Amazon and the most interesting/best purchase wins a prize
  • Tony won with lube to avoid race - chafing and got a supply of PVC
  • This week is George Ramlern 
    • George takes those who need to get to hospitals to hospitals, sometimes 400 miles 
    • He purchased the movie "The Ride" for a family that used his service 

ARM UPDATE

  • Vinnie cut out painkillers two weeks ago when others are often on them for months
  • He is very happy with the surgery and pleasantly shocked with the recovery 

NSNG GROUP 

  • Everyone has different ideas on what is good / bad because everyone is different
  • "Cole Medina" got upset because he thought people were making NSNG too complicated and people were talking his choices down 
    • Vinnie is giving him a free phone consultation because he hates when people feel this way
  • Vinnie's phone calls really do help people -- one caller has lost over 150lbs 
  • "Book a Phonecall" and "Meet Vinnie" 

Morganna Roberts

DRINKING WATER

  • So many sources say "you must drink this much water at this time"
  • Drink when you are thirsty, stay hydrated 
  • Water does not "flush fat" 
  • You CAN drink too much water 

SUPREME COURT DECISION LEGALIZING GAY  MARRIAGE

  • Anna will be going to a wedding in Georgia in September!
  • Very sad that people are still anti-gay marriage and states still want to decide for themselves 
  •  Country should be helping the country further, not fight this decision more
  • It is things like neglect of health due to fighting of just things like gay marriage that causes families to have poor health, poverty, etc 
    • McDonald's is the only thing that hasn't increased in price.. ever 

SAG HEALTH INSURANCE

  • Members of SAG who make a certain amount of money get insurance as do their spouses and children
  • Vinnie couldn't get it because he is a domestic partner, but if the two had been gay it would have been permitted 
  • If Vinnie reassigns his gender to create a gay relationship with Serena, can he get insurance?
  • Vinnie would rather do this than get married...
Jul 18, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich answers listener questions on losing weight from Phil Layman from Pennsylvania on today's Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast. 

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PHIL'S NSNG STORY

  • Phil is only 5'10 and when he first found the podcast & NSNG he was 290 lbs
  • Phil is now at about 230 since following NSNG since 2014 
  • Weighed around 180-190 in high school 

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT ON NSNG

  • Phil has tried all different diets, found most success on NSNG
  • Wants to know how to lose more weight now that he has stopped losing like he was before 
  • Phil will normally eat eggs or beef hotdogs for breakfast 
  • Chicken with onions and some veg for lunch 
  • For dinner he will have meat and veg 
  • Vinnie thinks dressing may be hurting his ability to lose more weight / hurting his health 
    • some people react stronger to little bits of sugar 
  • Phil needs to shake things up a bit
    • try stopping and starting things, see what works best 
  • Stay away from fruit with high sugar content 
  • If Phil keeps sticking with it, likely more weight will come off slowly 
Jul 17, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich talks to Dr. Ann Childers on today's Angriest Trainer podcast.

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AMAZON CONTEST

  • Each week, Vinnie and Anna pick a winner who bought the most interesting/outrageous thing on Amazon
  • You have to have clicked through Vinnie's website for your Amazon purchase to be eligible
  • Winner gets free t-shirt, or order of PVC vitamins, etc
  • A few weeks ago, a listener who uses sex gel to avoid chafing on long runs won 

WHO IS DR. CHILDERS?

  • She is a psychiatrist that works with both children and adults
  • Lives in the lovely Portland, OR
  • Was on a heavily plant-based, low fat diet 
    • this was because med-school (incorrectly) taught her that fat was bad

VEGETABLES AND OUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEMS

  • We have trouble breaking down raw vegetables
  • We aren't good at breaking down cellulose walls or digesting fiber
  • Our digestive systems are quite different than those of the big apes 

HUMAN EVOLUTION

  • We became hairless, bipedal, and started to sweat
  • Although we lost our ape features, we gained the ability both to THROW spears and make them
  • The human brain continued to grow (through exercise / persistent hunting) and we were able to use 20% of our brains as opposed to the apes' ability to use 10% 
  • To support our new way of living, we had to begin to ingest lots of fat and innards of animals, thus causing our digestive abilities to change 

THEORY ON SAT FATS RAISING INSULIN LEVELS

  • Some researcher preaches that these fats found in meats will raise insulin levels
  • Dr. Childers says had that ever been true, the Inuit and hunting tribes all would have been diabetics 
  • When Serena started this NSNG type diet with high fat, her cholesterol stayed the same and her triglycerides lowered significantly and she has no clogging of anything

ANN'S HEALTH TROUBLES

  • At age 45, Ann learned that she had osteoporosis and had the bones of an 80+ yr old
  • She also had incredibly affecting ADHD and had to find ways to control it
  • Ann cracked teeth in her jaw, had headaches, tremors, memory issues
  • She had a minor stroke, and realized she had to do something now or be disabled for the rest of her life
  • Part of what saved her was changing her diet from this vegan-esque diet to one that did have fat etc.
Jul 15, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber discuss listener consultations, and post-op issues on today's installment of the Wednesday Celebrity Fitness Trainer podcast. 

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LISTENER PHONE-INS

  • Vinnie does 30 min and 1 hr sessions for listeners to affordably call in 
  • Some people call in to chat, others for advice and plans
  • Many people are regular callers
  • Some callers have lost 60+ pounds, 100+ pounds 

POST-OP

  • Vinnie is not looking forward to painkillers
  • Vinnie is looking forward to being able to cycle again!! 
  • Before the surgery, Vinnie avoided all activity that could put him at physical risk 

Next time, Andy and Vinnie will talk about why some vitamins make people nauseated, and why PVC vitamins are different. 

Jul 13, 2015

Gary Taubes joins Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino in today's landmark episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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Jul 11, 2015

Welcome to the Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich, where Vinnie answers listeners' questions. Today, Vinnie talks to Chris Wood from Kansas, and they discuss giving up cigarette addiction, and addiction in general. 

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TOBACCO

  • Vinnie used to have a tobacco habit -- when he was a kid
  • He saw the pros and the older kids chewing tobacco, so he tried it
  • Chris had a smoking addiction

CHRIS'S STORY

  • Chris is come-and-go with the podcast, but recently has caught up 
  • The "how to stop smoking" podcast really resonated with him
  • Prior, Chris would quit but then it would come back -- the urge will always be there but it is not giving in to the urge that matters
  • Chris never smoked around his daughter -- always has wanted to set a good example 

ON QUITTING

  • He made sure he had done all of his chores, etc.
  • He cleared his social calendar so he wouldn't have to worry about that
  • His fiancee was supportive
  • A little bit fidgety, but no headaches or anything like that
  • It is a mindset
  • As soon as you smoke one cigarette, it is a slippery slope so there are no "cheat days"
  • Avoid those who are doing it so that you don't feel pressured 
  • Chris checks in with Vinnie every week to stay in check 

ALCOHOLISM

  • Neither Chris nor Vinnie has not experienced this, but Vinnie talks about it
  • Alcoholism is a disease and can truly ruin lives 
  • Hard to white-knuckle -- programs can save people's lives 
Jul 10, 2015

Welcome to the Friday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich.  Today, Vinnie goes one on one with Sigi Caron and they discuss medical research and drug production, and living in ketosis.

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WHO IS SIGI?

  • She works in clinical research and drug development 
  • Regenerative medicine 
  • Vinnie trains both Sigi and her husband, who are both in incredible shape!
  • She and her family are on a ketogenic diet because they researched it and decided it was a healthy choice 

WHAT DOES SHE DO?

  • Someone will come to her with a drug / technological idea 
  • She works with one person / small company at a time
  • Comes in from the beginning or just jumps in at the end 
  • Engineers and doctors on her team 

COST / MEANS OF PRODUCTION

  • Producing these drugs justifies their price tags
  • So many studies and time put into this
  • Animal studies are expensive and take time 
  • Regulations require animal testing 
  • People are often ignorant of the process 
  • Only 1/15 drugs generally make it
  • 100mil+ invested into each drug generally 

STATENS 

  • Sigi's husband was on statens, but was taken off of them and is now healthier than ever
  • Statens can cause muscles to bunch up
  • Negative side effects 
  • Statens were "good" when we were afraid of cholesterol 
    • Now that we realize cholesterol isn't 'glue in our arteries', statens have little to no relevance anymore 
  • Bro-Science just like the need for everyone to drink 8 glasses of water today 

NUTRITION

  • Sigi's family used to think that low-fat, whole grain, and low-meat diet was healthiest
  • After doing a lot of cardiovascular research, she saw that patients who ate toast had giant glucose spikes 
  • She talked to a doctor who worked on the food pyramid -- he walked out because he did not believe that grain was good 
  • Transitioned into fully ketogenic diet after learning this 
  • Such a diet helped her husband qualify for Boston marathon and run a 3:25 
  • Not eating grains can rid elephantiasis from 
  • The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living
  • Difficult to go NSNG if family is not supportive 
  • Must be careful of eating enough in ketosis 
  • She will eat ~3000 calories a day but that's okay due to low carbs and exercise 
Jul 8, 2015

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of The Angriest Trainer with Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber. Today, Vinnie and Andy discuss the harmful nature of silica (sand).

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YOUTUBE CHANNEL

  • People have watched our sand video on Facebook
  • We are starting up a Youtube channel, so look for that in the near future!
  • Vinnie did not actually eat the sand in the sand video... intentionally

SILICA

  • Sand is mostly silica, but silica itself is purer than sand 
  • Silicon dioxide -- looks like crystally white sand 
  • Little packets you find in bottles and packages to keep contents dry that say "DO NOT INGEST" contain silica 
  • Confusion comes from some products marketing silica as a health supplement
    • There is absolutely NO evidence it does anything beneficial, but PLENTY of evidence it is harmful 
  • Depletes / Blocks absorption of thiamin (B vitamin)
  • Hurts digestion 

NEW PRODUCT FROM PVC

  • New product is currently being researched and looking to be manufactured to our standards
  • Other products that are comparable actually BOAST high silica content
  • Very close to releasing this new one 
Jul 6, 2015

Welcome to the Monday edition of The Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Anna Vocino.  Today, Vinnie and Anna talk titanium dioxide, Whole Foods, juice and Coke, Vinnie's eating, and media portrayal of positive body image. 

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TITANIUM DIOXIDE

  • Nano-particles are very bad for you
  • ANY sunscreen with TiO2 should not be applied to skin
  • Use sunscreen with Zinc Oxide instead 
  • Titanium Dioxide is still found in 'natural' sunscreen, so still be careful
  • Any vitamin with this in it should not be ingested: lack of TiO2 is part of what makes PVC vitamins so great

WHOLE FOODS

  • Vinnie only shops at Whole Foods for a specific coffee
  • Serena went to the ready made food section-- every single pre-pepared dish had sugar in it
  • They at least try to be clear about where there products are from, etc etc
  • Vinnie believes Whole Foods is just an expensive scam although Anna quite likes them 

JUICE ON A PLANE

  • Flight attendant would let every passenger know that if they ordered juice, they were just drinking juice
  • He was overly judgmental about it, but the sentiment is there 
  • Coke is bad too, but a different kind of bad 
    • Less sugar content but due to chemicals it's still horrible for your liver 
  • People are too easily offended 

VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

  • People spend too much time inside, in front of computers
  • Rickets is actually appearing again
  • Vitamin D is found in juice, but it doesn't compensate for the amount of sugar in these drinks
  • (PVC can help with vitamin d deficiency)

WHY VINNIE HASN'T HAD LUNCH

  • Vinnie hasn't had time to have lunch today due to clients, vermin, etc.
  • He ate on this day: (8am) Coffee, 2 whole eggs, table spoon of coconut oil
  • Diets high in fat can hold you longer
  • Not great to end the day with a giant meal 

BODY IMAGE 

  • Fear for women in high fat foods due to the media
  • Serena who is so skinny occasionally calls herself fat; bad for the next generation
  • When you hear it enough, you start to believe it 
  • Beauty pageants promote starving oneself, low fat diets, etc.
  • Double edge sword: you need to lose weight to get healthier, but you're also okay how you are
  • Fine line between accepting oneself and accepting being fat 
  • Some models are too thin that they look like they're dying 
  • Tweet us: how does the media affect your body image?
Jul 4, 2015

Welcome to the Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich, where Vinnie answers listener questions.  Today the listener happens to be Vinnie's very own Serena Scott Thomas, who talks about the societal pressure to eat grains and the ignorance of those who believe fat is worse than sugar. 

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WHY SERENA IS PISSED

  • Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf always asks if she wants a bagel or pastry
  • When asked not to ask anymore, the staff replied that it is company policy 
  • Frustrating due to waste of time and also the fact that Serena is allergic to grains 

HOW IT SHOULD BE

  • It should be like bartenders; "would you like something to drink?" instead of "would you like vodka with that?"
  • There should not be added temptation 

KIND BARS

  • Government says "Kind" bars can no longer be labeled healthy; but for the wrong reason
  • Not due to excess amount of sugar which is why it truly should be unhealthy, due to the amount of saturated fat within the bar 
  • Hydrogenated fat is also the issue within the bar 
  • HuffPo just makes it worse 
Jul 3, 2015

Welcome to this week's Friday 1 on 1 Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich and guest Jaden Merrick.  Jaden Merrick is a 7 year old runner who is an extremely competitive runner with a true love for the sport.

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RUNNING HISTORY

  • Jaden started running at 2 or 3
  • Ran his first 5k at age 5
  • Jaden wouldn't stop until his father made him 
  • Inspired to run by his father

FIRST 5K

  • He got a lot of looks because he was the youngest runner
  • Jaden  was running faster than his father 
  • Ran slightly under 30 minutes 

RANKING & SPEED

  • Now he places top 50 out of everyone in races of ~1000
  • Jaden runs mid 20's for 5k
  • 180-186 steps/min
  • His zone 2 is 170-175

RUNNING FORM

  • Children naturally know how to run properly
  • Explained in Born to Run  book
  • Jaden has absolutely no issues with form and stride
    • Running coach films Jaden sporadically and cannot find flaws in his running style

SHOES

  • Runs in Brooks PureFlow most often
  • Occasionally will run in the Altras which have zero drop

THE DIET

  • Jaden is not eating any sugar
  • Brent is NSNG which inspired Jaden
  • Breakfast is generally bacon and eggs 
  • For lunch he had some fish and cheese snacks
  • Dinner is pork chops and cauliflower
  • Jaden feels that he has more energy while running now that he doesn't eat sugar 

JADEN'S PARENTS

  • Parents think the Merrick's are crazy because of their son's running
  • Jaden is the one who wants to run, and while his parents encourage it, they don't over-push it
  • They have to follow him on a bike when he trains because he runs so fast
  • They do pump him up with some rap music (Snoop Dogg especially) 

TRAINING

  • Jaden's ultimate goal is to go to the Olympics in 2024
  • He is currently training for a half marathon 
  • Meb is his hero/inspiration 
  • Scouts will start looking high school so Jaden should work for that 
  • He has no overuse injuries and the trainer says he is good to run as he is
  • Jaden does squats, lifts some weights, etc
  • His coach gives him lots of exercises to do in addition to his running 
Jul 1, 2015

Welcome to this week's Wednesday episode of Talking Fitness with Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber.  Today, Vinnie and Andy discuss the NSNG status of Edamame and give updates on Pure Vitamin Club.

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SUZY 

  • Vinnie went to a school dance with Suzy
  • Suzy was hot, but gained a lot of weight
  • Suzy had weight loss surgery, worked out and dieted like mad but could not reach weight goal
  • She joined NSNG and now looks amazing and has reached her goal
  • Suzy had a question ...

WHAT ABOUT EDAMAME?

  • Edamame is a legume
  • It is high in protein
  • Ultimately, edamame is NSNG and makes a great snack

PVC

  • The company is doing really well
  • New product to be released soon
  • There is now a PVC blog
  • Product is available on Amazon, although you can subscribe on the website (better and easier)
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