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Sep 30, 2015

Andy Schreiber joins Vinnie Tortorich on this edition of their Wednesday Angriest Trainer podcast.

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VINNIE'S PHONE CALLS

  • 1 hour for $165, 30 mins for $100
  • Some people call in once, some 25 times
  • Often cheaper and more effective (and more convenient) than a physical trainer
  • Sometimes triathletes trying to get more competitive, sometimes people who haven't lifted a finger in years 
    • People he talks to have lost up to 200 lbs 

THE AEROBIC ZONES

  • There are 5, but most people only need to deal with 4
  • Has to do with lactic acid and if your body can clear it or not
    • cramping w lactic acid if you're an athlete is zone 5
  • You can learn max (BPM) to figure out where your zone cutoffs are 
    • Zone two is about 180 - your age + a few depending on your fitness
      • Best fat-burning zone
Sep 28, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Anna Vocino host today's Monday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast.  They discuss Amazon winners, Vinnie's Donaldsonville trip including his airplane food habits, and a Gary Taubes article concerning the science behind diets. 

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ACCENTS

  • CCR sang with a cajun accent even though they are from CA
  • New Orleans and the bayou had very different accents
  • Donaldsonville accent is very endearing
    • Vinnie just visited his family here 

GUN ISSUE

  • Vinnie believes people kill people, not guns
  • So many shootings all over the country
    • bad people with guns 
  • Growing up in the bayou, everyone went to school with guns in their cars in plain sight
    • Never any shootings or anything of the sort 

THIS WEEK'S AMAZON WINNER

  • Eddie is living in Auburn (perhaps going to the school)
  • He bought textbooks (~$600) through Vinnie's site! 

GARY TAUBES

  • Read his NY Times article here!
  • He is a science writer 
  • Sums up science of different diets 
    • How calorie counts don't work, etc.
    • Eating less hurts
    • Semi-neurosis on just 1600 calories
    • Two different diets
      • 1900 calories both
      • 1 fat restricted and 1 carb restricted diet
        • It was only 6 days so low fat diet worked
          • In the LONG RUN, low fat WOULD NOT work 

VINNIE ON AN AIRPLANE

  • He bought the cheese plate
  • Didn't eat little piece of chocolate or grapes
    • He will eat grapes sometimes
  • Consumed the walnuts and the cheese
  • Had a couple peanut bags as well
  • The guy next to Vinnie had sandwiches and other high gluten/wheat foods 
    • Cookies, crackers, etc. 
  • Always creamer on planes 
  • Nobody wants to be fat but it is the government, dietitians, etc. causing people to be misinformed 
Sep 26, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich answers questions from Angela Ward on today's Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast!

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CAN STRESS CAUSE A PLATEAU?

  • Angela is 40, with perimenopause
  • Her weight loss has stopped, could it be due to stress? 
  • How Angela eats
    • Breakfast: eggs with some protein
    • Lunch: green smoothie
    • Dinner: tonight, salmon and zucchini 
    • Will snack on olives, nuts, occasional apple 
    • She eats incredibly well!
  • Likely due to the stress
    • working out a lot with fitness classes 
      • not too much 
  • Angela does not yo-yo 
    • Gain some lose some, etc
  • Vinnie recommends getting checked out, because it sounds like she is doing everything right
    • May be something in combination with perimenopause 

ANGELA'S TRAINING

  • Exercises about 4 or 5 times a week with classes
  • Working with a team, going at her own pace
  • Not high intensity interval

FOOD DIARY

  • Angela has kept a diary, realized she was eating too few calories
  • Started being obsessive and overanalyzing everything
  • Should Angela keep a food diary? 
  • Vinnie is conflicted with the food diary
    • For some people, it is success, for others, disaster
    • Really depends whether the person can be okay and not obsess over it 
  • If you mindlessly eat, a food diary may be good 
Sep 25, 2015

Bryan Braman, NFL linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, joins Vinnie Tortorich on the Friday 1 on 1 edition of the Angriest Trianer podcast.

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WHO IS BRYAN?

  • NFL Football player
  • Has played since high school 
  • Had a full scholarship to play college ball
    • really exciting for his family 
  • Also a great track runner 
    • Had it made in high school
    • Starting playing ball and loved it and switch
      • Allowed him to be in his own world when playing  
  • Dealt with depression and turned his life around when joining NFL 
  • Switched a lot around to play in college -- good enough grades to transfer back into D1 school
    • He had to be a developmental player 
  • Played 2 years at Long Beach City College
    • D2 athletics!
  • Made playoffs with the Eagles 
  • Uses oil on sandwiches and in shakes 
  • Has a wife and daughter

 

Sep 23, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and cohost Andry Schreiber talk the Silver State 508 and PVC vitamins on today's Wednesday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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PVC COMPANY

  • Vinnie and Andy work on the company every day
  • It is their main job
    • Full time
      • May overtake Andy's other job
  • Andy is over every Saturday, they take ~12 hours working on PVC/podcasts

SILVER STATE 508

  • Vinnie and Andy crewed the Silver State 508 in Reno, Nevada 
  • Competitive riders are only off 30-40 seconds every few hours to relieve themselves
  • Some solo riders might take 20-30 minutes off, eat something, make a pit stop, visit a booth (like PVC's)
    • Others take a couple hours at night
  • PVC set up a booth 
    • Ads in the Silver State magazine, lots of promotion for the company
    • Friends with the guy who runs these (Chris Kostman-- has been on podcast)
Sep 21, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and cohost Anna Vocino discuss lack of medication, hormones, and NSNG helping people on this Monday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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DONALDSONVILLE

  • Vinnie's hometown
  • Last time he visited, he commented how many people were overly obese and all were on at least 3 medications
  • There was initially some backlash, now many are NSNG and getting healthier
  • Vinnie is visiting again soon and will do a show with some NSNGers there 

LISTENER DEXTER

  • Listener had food, pain, and other problems 
  • Now, he does cardio, eats healthy, and feels way better
  • He supports NSNG and PVC! 

AMAZON WINNER OF THE WEEK

  • Andrea Roberts is the winner
  • She bought period underpants that are stain proof through Vinnie's website 
  • She has also been doing NSNG to help her health issues
  • She will win some NSNG/PVC garb 

CREATINE 

  • We get creatine from meat
  • Your body also makes it
  • If you start taking creatine, your body stops making it (bad)
  • If you take anabolic hormones, your body will stop making them

SQUATTY POTTY

  • Thousands of click throughs through the website, but no purchases through it
  • All fixed now, go buy your potties! 

NICK CICHERCHI (sp) live

  • Cleveland is getting better with progressiveness and health and fitness
    • Gay Games hosted there 
  • Co-author of The Macca Model
    • About Chris Mccormack and MaccaX
      • Triathalon and ultra events 
  • Competition now about personality, but also the confidence to be a business man out of it
    • Calling upon sponsors, etc 
  • Most of the pros show up to these events on their own time 
    • Ironman makes tons of money from these events but does not pay those who place at the top 
  • Chris is still racing but doesn't train like he used to 

 

 

Sep 19, 2015

Mandy Raper joins Vinnie Tortorich on today's Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast, asking questions concerning gall bladders, low fat diets, and Mandy's journey with NSNG.

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MANDY'S STORY

  • Has a friend who she has been on this journey with
    • Her friend has lost 120 lbs and has gotten pregnant after eliminating gluten and exercising
    • Now she has gallstones really badly
    • Must have her gallbladder removed so she is on a low fat diet
      • While Vinnie IS NOT A DOCTOR AND CANNOT GIVE MEDICAL ADVICE he thinks perhaps her friend should talk to another doctor?

GALLBLADDER ISSUES

  • Vinnie thinks that the low fat can be resolved without doing grains and lots of sugar

MANDY'S PAIN AND BLOOD PRESSURE

  • She was in pain concerning her hip and on lots of pills
  • She also had high blood pressure 
  • Off grains for a month and she was pain free and her blood pressure lowered 
    • She had been on medication since age 25
      • Now she is okay!
  • Prior to this she had metabolic syndrome and gestational diabetes
    • NSNG has literally saved her life

NEW BOOK ON THE WAY

  • Should be released next year!  
Sep 18, 2015

Dr. Richard Jacoby joins Vinnie Tortorich on this week's Saturday Angriest Trainer podcast. Dr. Jacoby and Vinnie discuss sugar damage to one's nerves, and how sugar may lead to the demise of the human race. 

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DR. JACOBY

  • Author of Sugar Crush
    • talks about how sugar destroys your nerves 
  • Worked with medical doctor and biochemist who worked with Watson and Crick
  • Jacoby gained an interest in genetics and amino acids 
  • He works with nerves and diabetics and other doctors 
  • Inspired by Gary Taubes and the effect of fat

WHAT DOES SUGAR DO?

  • High fructose corn syrup inflames the nerve 
  • Nerve's serovital gets broken down by sugar, and the nerve absorbs water and swells 
  • These nerves swell and are compressed, causes pinched nerves and things like carpal tunnel
    • More and more surgery now that people eat more sugar 
  • Stevia makes you want more sugar 
  • Fruits is a seasonal item -- ancients ate in spring to gain some fat 

MEAT & EVOLUTION

  • Evolution allowed us to cook meat and break it down
  • Our ancestors, apes, walked on all fours to allow for longer intestines to break down all the leaves and such 
  • Fire made our elementary canal shorter (formed waste, bipedals, etc) 

ATHLETES

  • Exercise as a poor way to lose weight
  • Athletes have swollen calves and chubby stomachs because of all of that sugar they eat

AUTISM

  • Difference in kids with or without autism was the spacing of a nerve, developed between day 22 and day 24 of conception 
  • Increase in Autism is likely due to the nerve compression of that one nerve, resulting from too much sugar intake in the embryo's body
    • Pre conception ! 
      •  Parents had too much sugar before conception
  • Autistic kids have to use other parts of their brains 

AMERICA'S FUTURE

  • Mom with breast cancer, child with autism, grandparent with Alzheimer's 
  • We will break under the weight of our own weight 
    • Sugar will kill us
  • We are cutting our military to put money into healthcare
    • Healthcare is not about health 
  • This is a pandemic 

STARBUCKS

  • Starbucks makes their coffee bitter so people will want to put sugar in it
    • Sugar prices you can mark up even though it is cheap
  • People don't go to Starbucks for the plain coffee 
  • It is places like Starbucks that are contributing to the epidemic 
Sep 16, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber discuss joint support, and the new PVC website on this Wednesday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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JOINT SUPPORT 

  • Vinnie hasn't taken any joint supplements recently
  • Vinnie has seen joint supplements positively affect horses
    • Horses have no placebo effect so they actually can work
      • Glucosamine, Chondroitin 
  • Andy has been getting soreness in both of his hip joints after hiking
    • He wants to know about joint supplement formulas to potentially help his issue 
  • Months of joint supplements can make a difference slowly but surely 
    • Not when there is bone on bone (arthritis, no cartilage) 
    • Give yourself awhile to start to notice effects
  • Grocery store supplements are good 

NEW WEBSITE

  • Go check out the new purevitaminclub website
  • Layout is easier, easier to change payment, edit, etc. 
  • [Really hoping this new website is up or I (and everyone else) am fired]
  • Also, many pro athletes now taking our vitamins!
Sep 14, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino talk gyms, fitness, and Vinnie's past on today's Monday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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"BREAKING GOOD"

  • Vinnie's new PVC tshirt logan
  • Vinnie is a drug dealer -- if pure vitamins can count as drugs 
  • Hopefully Vinnie won't get sued
    • Similar to the "Straight Outta" thing
  • Ru El and Jeris: make a shirt and logo with "Breaking Good" 
    • Figure it out & collaborate 
  • Vinnie has always been making t-shirts
    • "Newman Polo Club"
    • "No Pain No Hypertrophy" 

VINNIE AND FACEBOOK GROUP

  • Vinnie got in some hot water for a picture of a trainer he posted 
  • This is due to the fact that Vinnie took a picture because he's mad at the gym
    • Mad because the upstairs area (where Vinnie does rehab) is being used to train people who don't know anything about fitness to be trainers 
    • Vinnie has a front row seat to see how they're being trained
      • These people know nothing about training which is frustrating 
      • Some trainers overweight, but some are obese

GYM STORIES

  • Some people asked to cover up or leave gyms because they are in too good of shape
    • There must be more to this 
  • Gyms are now about fat people, not fit people 
  • There should be no weight shaming, one way or the other 

VINNIE'S FANS & NEWMAN SCHOOL

  • One fan, who Vinnie actually trained in high school, is a super fan and thinks of Vinnie as a role model
    • Vinnie allowed him to start on defense his first time on a football field 
  • Plyometrics episode coming in the future 
  • This fan went to the same school as the Manning's, who Vinnie also worked with
  • Coach Fred Rowe was sought after at Tulane
    • Vinnie got hired instead 
    • Vinnie was being looked at by college teams, and cities alike 
Sep 12, 2015

Bugra Balaban joins Vinnie Tortorich on today's Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast, asking him questions concerning becoming involved in the weight loss industry. 

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BUGRA'S STORY

  • From Turkey, now residing in Arizona
  • 6'1, has lost around 150 lbs since starting NSNG 
  • Only 26, pursuing his PhD

HOW CAN ONE START A CAREER IN THE WEIGHT LOSS BUSINESS?

  • Bugra wants to help other people lose weight
    • He has the degrees to do it
  • Vinnie thinks that this is a hard thing
  • If Bugra were to take classes to become a dietician, he would be taught to tell people that whole grains are good, etc.
  • If you are to get involved, start with something physiological to understand how the body works
  • Online dietician classes are not the move -- those certificates are worthless
    • Get a real degree
  • This is not the business to make money in
    • Vinnie got lucky and worked incredibly hard
  • "You become an overnight success by spending 30 years in this business"
  • Vinnie suggests for Bugra to use his engineering degree to become an engineer and then get involved in this on the side 
    • Come back to this later if you still feel compelled to do so 
Sep 11, 2015

Dr. Eric Westman joins Vinnie Tortorich on the Friday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast.  Today, Dr. Westman and Vinnie discuss living a low carb diet and how those preaching low carb diets are slowly integrating into the system. 

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LOW CARB AND BOWEL MOVEMENTS

  • Dr. Westman helps people get on low carb diets
  • Low carb diets often gives new users constipation (ketoadaptation)
    • Doesn't matter how often you go, matters how hard it is to pass 
  • Squatty Potty is a good remedy 
  • Milk of magnesium pills and salts and fluids can help too 
  • Once you're adapted to a low carb life, it all gets better 

DR. WESTMAN'S WORK

  • You don't have to be ketogenic
  • >50-100g of carbs a day can cause changes
  • Ketosis is >20g of carb 
  • Working with clinics outside the system to use low carb approach to treat diabetes and weight loss, etc. 
    • Heal Diabetes and Medical Weightloss 
    • "HEAL" Healthier Eating and Living
  • Gut flora on low carb diets is different but NOT bad 

KETOACIDOSIS 

  • Only really affects those without insulin
  • Different levels of ketosis, this is the HIGHEST and previously unhealthy ketosis 

THREE RULES OF NUTRITION

  1. Protein is most important
  2. You can choose: high fat or high carb 
  3. Forget what everyone has told you before -- don't listen to them 

SKEPTICISM AROUND LOW CARB DIETS

  • Some people think that low carb diets are still bad for you
  • Magazines, restaurants are moving toward low carb too
  • Innovators like Dr. Westman and Vinnie are leading this charge 
  • William Banting -- first to try low carb diet and write about it (mid 1800s) 
    • If you eat low carb, you are a "banter" 

NEW WEBSITES

  • Sweden led the movement where websites are being created to help with Low Carb lifestyles
  • Occurring here now, too
  • Westman is working on some of these projects 
Sep 9, 2015

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast, where Vinnie Tortorich and cohost Andy Schreiber will today discuss what's to come with PVC and crazy diets that just don't work.

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VIDEOS

  • Andy and Vinnie have been shooting some short videos
    • Will be released on youtube and on the PVC website
  • 7 or 8 episodes already recorded
    • Will be released soon
    • 2 videos up already 

VITAMINS

  • In outtakes, Vinnie ended up taking around 5 vitamins
    • He has a "vitamin high"
  • The vitamin A may cause the water to turn a little orange when dissolved 
  • Niacin flush causes more blood to flow through capillaries, causing tingling and redness

DIET 'PROGRAMS'

  • Woman talking about signing up to receive 'healthy' packaged meals
    • 1200 calories a day! -- almost starvation 
  • This kind of dieting causes your body to cling on to calories when you have more than that 1200 calories 
  • Also doesn't make sense because people are different sizes
  • Encouraged the eating of grains and lean fats (NO!) 
  • Vinnie has also heard of a "Sludge Diet"
    • Supposed to eat super fatty food to "sludge" other fat out of your liver 
    • "Prayer Diet"
    • "Chocolate Diet"
      • Literally, you eat a lot of chocolate 
    • "Cabbage Soup Diet"
    • "Lemon, Cayenne, Tea Diet"
    • None of these work because you are starving your body
Sep 7, 2015

Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich talk unhealthy peanut butter, wasting food, and more on today's Wednesday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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PEANUT BUTTER

  • So many bad ingredients in "Jiff" peanut butter
  • Basically candy
  • Youth today eat this and even the wealthy fill themselves with junk

WASTING FOOD

  • Greenhouse gasses
  • Dump so much food

THIS SHOW

  • We are here to help you 
  • We don't make a fortune from this
  • We appreciate every single Superfan, you guys are what keeps us going!

WARMING INTO AEROBIC EXERCISE

  • "Angry Mom" work out -- just go straight to their machines, determined, get it done
  • Angry because they are hassled in the morning 
  • Calm down, do a warmup
  • Its not about doing it at full blast, that can cause weird cortisol release
  • Doing is slowly and doing it right is the best way
    • exercise should be relaxing
  • Stretch afterwards 

 

Sep 5, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber cohost today's Saturday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast, where the two answer questions regarding how to best preserve one's internal organs' health from Kristin Detloff. 

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  • Pure Vitamin Club
    • We are doing our best to give back
    • Giving out vitamins at a fundraiser as well as at the 508

POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE -- how does NSNG affect the kidney?

  • Ultimately, Kristin will need to get kidney transplants because hers will fail
  • She was told to stay away from animal protein and beer
  • Vinnie is not a doctor so he cannot give medical advice 
  • Vinnie would think that diary, sugar, and grain could cause more inflammation and overall hurt 
  • Inflammation can help with things like internal organs 
  • Studies show that those with lower inflammation live longer (90-100+ years) 
  • Kristin already feels better after a month of NSNG 
Sep 4, 2015

Dr. Schechter, a Beverly Hills doctor who tries to relieve pain with the power of the mind joins Vinnie Tortorich on this Friday show of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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DR SARNO

  • Dr. Schechter had really bad knee problems, went to see Dr. Sarno 
  • Dr. Sarno told him that most of his pain was psychosomatic 
  • His pain was lifting as he learned about it 
  • Dr. Schechter was amazed that he didn't prescribe medication or anything else
    • inspired him 

DR. SCHECHTER'S WORK

  • Think Away Your Pain 
  • Works with patients who's problems are often mostly in their heads 
  • David Schechter teaches people how to deal with often psychosomatically dealt pain 
  • He also will work with structural problems
    • If it is a mechanical problem, the pain is often corporal as opposed to mental 
  • His focus is TMS -- brain stimulation 

PAIN AND HOW IT EFFECTS US 

  • Although Vinnie's pain is mechanical, the brain makes it worse in times of stress and worry
  • The brain amplifies and localizes pain 
  • Once you get into a mindset of chronic pain, it can be hard to get rid of 
  • Getting rid of mental pain can take longer, but can be a real fix, whereas a shot of cortisone or something similar is just a bandaid 
  • Adrenaline allows people to push themselves 
  • Often the pain is real, but it is not specific to one place because it is in the brain 
  • Ultra racing & pain
    • Exhaustion appears often as pain, hits you one place, if you beat it mentally, it will move around 
Sep 2, 2015

On today's Wednesday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber, Vinnie and Andy discuss the importance of proper hiking gear and taking electrolytes to keep your muscles working. 

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ELECTROLYTES

  • S! caps
  • Salt blocks 
  • Don't take too many electrolytes -- that isn't good for you either 
  • Vinnie and Serena both eat things that have salt in them on hikes and runs
    • Feta cheese and olives for example 

ANDY THE HIKER

  • Has hiked Mt. Wilson
  • Wants to hike Baldy
  • Big hiker!! 
  • Hiking shoes should be half to a full size bigger due to the fact that when you go downhill, your toes will ram into the front of your shoes
  • Use moleskin on hotspots
  • Fix toenail problems immediately 

THE BULLDOG

  • 4 miles straight up
  • Hike near Vinnie 
  • Water won't do it on a hot day -- electrolytes are necessary 
  • Andy realized he needed electrolytes on this hike 
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