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Oct 31, 2015

Samantha Rhodes joins Vinnie Tortorich on this Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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SAMANTHA AND THIS PODCAST

  • 21 yrs young
  • Was looking for a good podcast, and thought this podcast was very interesting and it was straightforward 
    • Other podcasts have too much ego and tend to be hiding things 
  • Has been listening for about a year and a half now 
  • Political correctness
Oct 30, 2015

Matt Bach, Ironman champion, joins host Vinnie Tortorich to talk eating carbs and training the right way on this Angriest Trainer podcast.

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MATT BACH

  • 28 yrs old, and "so damn cute" 
  • Ironman champ in Maryland 
  • While he does eat carbs, he won't use Gu's or other straight forms of bad carbs 
  • Uses UCAN

RUNNING

  • Long distance running has its own element of pain
    • Long, revolving but never as intense as short pain 
  • Prefontaine made the mile sexy 
  • One has to be comfortable with discomfort 
  • Matt used to carbo-load even before 5ks
  • Now he completed an Ironman with under 900 calories 

NICCI SCHOCK

  • Metabolically trained
  • She trains people to be less reliant on food 
  • High performance results through Metabolic Efficiency
  • Lower carb, but more about the timing of carbs as opposed to no carb 
  • Lots of protein and fat relative to carbs 
  • Matt Bach does not bonk (feel like he needs carbs to keep going)
    • This makes him feel better afterwards 
Oct 28, 2015

Vinnie and Anna interview Howie Mandel about his diet and fitness regimen, heart health, America's Got Talent, and of course, everything OCD.  Howie tells all, and he's hilarious and wonderful every honest step of the way.

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Oct 26, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Anna Vocino host this Monday's Angriest Trainer podcast. The two discuss Adam Corolla's shows, this week's Amazon winner, and how to deal with children eating poorly and being overweight, and then speak with Vinnie's mother, Mrs. Marie Tortorich.. 

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ADAM COROLLA

  • Dr. Drew, Jimmy Kimmel, both have worked with Adam Corolla 
  • Best podcaster out there -- has won records for largest, most successful podcast
  • Vinnie was on a show with Adam Corolla -- many of Adam's fans have come to listen to Vinnie's podcasts!
  • Vinnie is on another one of Adam's shows, "Take a Knee" (guest #47)
    • Paid subscription, the show in general is totally worth it

COLLEGE

  • Anna got into Columbia and other schools but went to Emory
  • Vinnie and Anna have a little rivalry because Vinnie went to Tulane
    • Lots of Jewish girls at Tulane

AMAZON WINNER

  • Picked out of a hat
  • Winner must always buy through Vinnie's link to Amazon to be entered to win a shirt or hat
  • Sue Baum won this week
  • Bought some things Vinnie approved of, and then a Ben Harper DVD
  • She went to Key West and put some LIL 
    • Felt baldy about sugary drinks and the way she was eating
      • Drinks such as daiquiris and pina coladas will make you feel sick!

CHILD OBESITY

  • Really wanted the topic of child obesity to be covered on the podcast
  • Listener found that her kids have been sneaking sugar 
    • Wants to help her kids without hurting their confidence 
  • Children are always paying attention to what their parents are saying and eating
    • Cannot hurt confidence, but can lead by example 
  • Don't look to grandparents and friends etc
    • Do what you can and never shame children for being overweight 

MCDONALD'S

  • It is okay if you've had this, and have had it recently
  • However, the sooner you stop, the sooner you will feel better 
  • Eating real food proves how gross this type of fast food is 

MARIE TORTORICH

  • Vinnie's mother is on this show
  • Breaks Donaldsonville citizens' hearts seeing cars being 'pimped' as opposed to being restored
  • Discuss the Catholic church -- Marie is a Eucharistic minister in her church 
  • To Vinnie: "Quit saying the F-word!!!" 
  • The Tortorich's grew up on eggs, vegetables
  • Grandmother's house resembled a restaurant
  • No fast food 
Oct 24, 2015

On today's Saturday show comes a Friday podcast! Vinnie Tortorich speaks with NFL player Nate Ebner in this shorter 1 on 1 interview on the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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WHO IS NATE EBNER?

  • Safety for New England Patriots
  • Also played Rugby (US National Team -- National 7's)
  • According to Vinnie, 2nd most attractive player on the Pats
  • Has strong Jewish origins
  • Did not play football in high school
    • Picked it up half way through college -- walked on to OSU team
  • Played a lot of squash and loved to compete

RUGBY

  • Gained skill set in Rugby
  • His dad was part of the rugby community in Ohio
  • He was the youngest player to make the national team
    • Took it very seriously in high school and went to U19 World Cup
  • Played U19s twice, and then U20s once 
  • Different type of tough than football 
  • Incredibly painful -- can't outrun it

HELICOPTER PARENTS

  • Parents come to Vinnie asking him to train their kids to get athletic scholarships
  • Kids pushed and overworked until they hurt themselves because of overbearing parents 
  • Important for kids to try all sports to see what they like and what they are good at 

CHARACTER

  • Very important to Nate
  • His dad taught him great character, which he cherishes so much
  • Worked over the summer, worked for all he achieved
Oct 23, 2015

Dr. Jason Fung speaks with Vinnie Tortorich on today's Angriest Trainer podcast concerning the effects of diet and insulin.

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DR. FUNG

  • Kidney specialist 
  • Works often with type 2 diabetics -- biggest cause of kidney nephropathy
    • Type 2 linked closely with obesity 
    • Insulin has negative effects 
  • Visit his website here 

DONALDSONVILLE

  • People all on tons of meds
  • All have a sugary drink and some awful food in their hands

MISUNDERSTANDING OF WEIGHT GAIN

  • Obesity links tons of diseases together
  • Dr. Fung started by asking: What causes obesity?
  • The Aetiology of Obesity Lectures 
  • Sugar is the enemy, not calories 
    • When you eat less calories, your energy expenditure (and thus fat/fuel usage) goes down 
      • You simply get hungrier
  • Takes time to lose the weight 
  • Cortisol is a stress hormone -- encourages getting fat
  • Leptin -- produced by fat cells, regulates how much fat is in the body
    • If you have lots of fat, leptin is released and tells your brain to stop gaining more weight
    • When you are quite fat, your body stops responding to leptin 
    • Secondary hormone -- doesn't pass the causal test 
    • Ghrelin is another one of these secondary hormones
      • No lasting effect so doesn't pass the causal test 

FASTING

  • People always ask Vinnie about IM fasting
  • Intermittent fasting should happen every day
    • 3 meals a day -- fast in between
    • literal "break - fast" 
  • Snacks don't allow your body to process everything 
    • Shorter fasts are not enough 
    • Insulin levels not sustainably down 
  • We obsess to much about what we are eating, we need to think about when we are eating 
Oct 21, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber co-host this Wednesday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast. 

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508

  • Trackers on all riders
  • Can figure where they are and when they will come in
  • They have been out there since 5:30am, until 2 am + the following end 
    • Will then sweep the course to pick up rest of signs
  • Video coming soon.. look for it on next Wednesday podcast! (so I don't get fired) 
  • Randonneurs are nuts in a good way 
  • Racer had gotten about half way, but had to go to hospital
    • Partner had to go back and finish
    • DNF 
  • Vinnie has DNF'd twice -- has tendon problem in one of his tendons
    • Found out that he had leukemia on a training ride for the 508
      • 300 mile training ride -- wearing winter clothes in summer, etc.
    • Really progressive leukemia, overcame it!
Oct 19, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and cohost Anna Vocino discuss The fattest states in the US, the obesity epidemic and Coca Cola's involvement, and Jaden Merrick's new record on this Monday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast!

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 FATTEST STATES

  1. Arkansas
  2. West Virginia
  3.  Mississippi 
  4. Louisiana
  5. Alabama 
  6. Top three have obesity over 35%

BRENT MERRICK & JADEN MERRICK

  • The Merrick's are from ARKANSAS 
  • Jaden (7) is now Vinnie's hero 
  • Jaden ran his first half marathon -- is a record setter 
    • 1 hour, 1:43:33

FITNESS CONFIDENTIAL

  • Amazon Audible Ranking - #1 in Diet and Nutrition
    • #7 in Personal Memoirs
    • #12 in Weightloss 
  • Paperbacks -- #625 
    • Exercise and Fitness - #6
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  • 4.7 Ranking average 

OBESITY EPIDEMIC

  • Coca Cola has been funding researchers who divert the conversation of obesity away from too many calories toward people not exercising enough
    • NOT right, NOT widely shared
  • Coca Cola trying to be more transparent but bribing incorrectly ^ 
  • Coca Cola also gave money to American Cancer society
    • American Cancer society has prior talked about how sugar is bad -- this is messed up
    • Diabetes foundation has also received (wrong) funding from Coca Cola 
  • We know sugar makes cancer grow and hurts diabetes, but these foundations advertise wrongly because they are receiving money from corporations like Coca Cola 
Oct 17, 2015

Carlos Dones joins Vinnie Tortorich to discuss running 170 miles through the Grand Canyon NSNG on this Saturday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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WHO IS CARLOS?

  • Has run over one million miles, rim to rim of Grand Canyon
  • Was at the LA meet up -- Vinnie did a bike fitting for him and they became friends 

GRAND TO GRAND

  • Carlos called Vinnie asking if this race (170 miles across the Grand Canyon) NSNG
    • Vinnie had his doubts 
    • Carlos has to carry everything he is going to eat -- difficult due to time and heat 
  • 7 days, 6 stages, carrying everything you need
    • Packaged, low sugar, minimum grain was the plan for Carlos 
    • Required to carry at least 14,000 calories 
      • Carlos carried 16,000 calories 
  • Carlos wanted to minimize sugar because he was becoming fat adapted
    • Most of his food had between 2-3 grams of sugar
    • Took UCAN bars, low sugar, Epic bars, turkey bars, beef bars
    • Coconut oil, all types of nut butters
    • 2 pre dehydrated meals per day
      • Black beans, rice, vegetables
    • ~600 calories per breakfast
  • Averaging a marathon per day, mostly uphill 
    • Ate between 1000-1200 calories per day
    • ~120 grams of sugar over the course of 7 days 
  • Carlos finished 34th place 
    • He did not crash at all
    • Had no swelling, no elephantitis
Oct 16, 2015

Joe Kurmaskie, the Metal Cowboy, speaks with Vinnie Tortorich about writing books about family and adventure, and riding bicycles all over the country and the world on this Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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WHO IS THE METAL COWBOY?

  • Joe Kurmaskie from Portland, Oregon
  •  Journalist
    • Written for main magazines, NY Times, etc, 7 books 
    • Friends with Cheryl Strayed
    • Writing is about doing good work and pushing it -- publishers won't help as much as fans and readers
    • Writes fiction & nonfiction and wonderful books, often having to do with cycling 
  • Cyclist
    • Cycles around the world
    • Writes books around cycling
    • Dubbed "Metal Cowboy" by blind farmer who saw the bicycle as his steed and the asphalt as his path 
    • Pulled family across Canada off the back of his bike
    • Cycles with family 
    • Chased by an elephant in Zimbabwe -- link here!
  • Check out his books here
  • Check out his website here 
Oct 14, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and Andy Schreiber host the Wednesday show of the Angriest Trainer podcast from the Silver State 508.  On this episode, they discuss their happenings, body types and Randonneur bicycling. 

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SILVER STATE 508

  • Vinnie and Andy have been standing on the side of the road for 2 days at this point
  • Cross between a David Lynch movie and Wylie Coyote cartoon and Breaking Bad
  • Shell station nearby was sponsored by PVC!  

RANDONNEUR CATEGORY

  • No crew following them -- if their bike brakes, they stop to fix it
  • Stop at restaurants to get food
  • At Vin and Andy's stop, they have drop bags and LOTS of water 
  • They speak with Matthew Frederick from San Fran who stops at their station 
    • His first 508, but has done 2 600ks 
    • Did a 520 at the HooDoo 500 but not Randonneur 
    • He's eating salami!!!! 

BODY TYPES

  • While there are the sinew-y athletes here, there are also those with bellies 
  • Proves that exercise is not the way to lose weight 
    • 20% of the population are built thin and muscly 
      • Thin no matter what
  • Lots of people here with talent and brain capacity who ride 12-15k miles a year
    • These people still have some weight on them
      • Because of diet! 
  • Guy with elephantiasis in the calves 
    • All the inflammation, often due to what you're eating at the time 
    • Tony Patera had this as well as inability to keep running etc... until he started NSNG 

TIME STATIONS

  • People eat cliff bars, hammer stuff
Oct 12, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Anna Vocino talk fat shaming, interviews to come, and speak with the creators of the Squatty Potty on this Monday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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FAT SHAMING

  • Vinnie does NOT believe Fat Shaming will ever work
  • Fat people don't like being fat
  • They aren't lazy, just have their intentions stolen
  • Many fat stereotypes are not true 

SQUATTY POTTY

  • Check out this hilarious ad here! 
  • Really good for you, worth the money
  • Mechanical things going on internally; this is the right way to poop! 
  • Phone books, paint cans, etc for prototypes
    • Different toilets different heights
    • Different body types
  • There are different sizing options for your toilet and for you!
  • Squatty Potty initially wood, but now plastic 
  • Making a travel size stool for traveling ! 
    • Porta-Squatty
    • Also an inflatable/deflatable one 
  • Wipes clean
    • Saving money on toilet paper too
  • Featured on Shark Tank and on Dr. Oz
  • Also make bidets
  • Good Move! Colon care with enzymes, probiotics, etc to promote healthy gut function 
Oct 10, 2015

Todd Branch asks questions concerning veganism, lethargy, and NSNG on this Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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TODD BRANCH 

  • Works with Vinnie's brother
  • Listened to Rich Roll, heard about Vinnie without realizing he was Vinnie's brother
  • Was  struggling with lethargy for a year after he became vegan
    • For performance enhancement and better recovery time
  • He and Vinnie have done 3 or 4 phone calls thus far; Todd finds them very helpful 
  • No longer Vegan but NSNG! 
    • Knocked off ~6 lb after switching 

TODD'S LETHARGY

  • For awhile now, Todd had to take a nap in the afternoon each day 
    • Ongoing for about a year -- now done 
  • Fruit may be the cause of this, as well as grains -- on such a diet, the fat is in coconut oil and avocados, etc 
  • "Light" feeling from veganism as well as refreshing clarity 
  • After Todd cut out grain and such, the lethargy went away!
  • Now Todd will eat chicken and a burger, green shakes, etc
Oct 9, 2015

Miami Dolphins' defensive end Terrence Fede speaks with Vinnie Tortorich concerning training, life, and sports on this Saturday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast.

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WHO IS FEDE?

  • Plays pro football for the Dolphins 
  • Came out of nowhere last season, saved some games (blocked punt for a safety) 
  • Grew up in New York -- played basketball and football
  • Marist College defensive lineman 

FOOTBALL GAMES

  • Hopefully will keep winning, beat Jaguars
  • Vinnie and Fede talk training etc

ROOKIE SUCCESS PROGRAMS

  • Team teaches rookies how to manage money, relationships, time, etc 
  • Football is not forever 
Oct 7, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and co-host Andy Schreiber talk Vinnie's shoulder and the new PVC formula on today's Wednesday edition of the Angriest Trainer podcast!

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VINNIE'S WORK AROUND THE HOUSE

  • Vinnie can now get on a ladder and clean the gutters after his surgery
    • He likes doing this! 
  • A couple pictures of this ended up on Facebook 
    • People weren't commenting on his arm... rather, on his behind 
  • Fact of the matter is: Vinnie's shoulder is doing super well! He has come a long way 

PVS BROAD SPECTRUM MAGNESIUM CAP

  • It brings together several different types of magnesium : broad spectrum
    • Magnesium glycinate 
    • Magnesium carbonate 
    • Magnesium taurate 
    • Magnesium citrate
  • Worked to get best result from a magnesium supplement 
  • Magnesium can act as a laxative
    • This one will not be too strong because of the magnesium mix 
    • Citrate is the one that has a laxative effect (and citrate to an extent)
    • Taurate and glycinate do not so it works out that the pill is not heavily a laxative 
  • Followed FDA guidelines
    • Most people do not want to take more than 350mg
    • Ours is 200mg -- an effective, healthy amount
      • This way, if you need more, you can take more
        • But consult a doctor about that!
  • Muscle relaxation, mental relaxation, cardiovascular improvements, bone strength, mental clarity 
Oct 5, 2015

Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino cohost today's Monday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast where they talk podcasting,

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PODCASTING AND VOICEOVERS

  • Vinnie used to have big issues with losing and straining his voice on podcasts
  • NSNG can stop post nasal drip, good for podcasting and voice overs!

SILVER STATE'S 508

  • People had to quit early due to exhaustion 
  • Zone two training important for this type of thing
  • Vinnie and Andy had trouble finding good food on the way back from Reno 

THIS WEEK'S AMAZON WINNER

  • Bugra Balaban bought things like protein 
    • He has lost hundreds of pounds from NSNG!
  • Submit what you bought through Vinnie's Amazon link 
  • Win a shirt or a hat or something 

FAT ADAPTIVE

  • Does sugar-love ruin this?
  • Fat adaptive means your body burns fat for energy
  • To become fat adaptive 
    • Stay away from complex carbs 
    • Let carbs come from veggies and fruit
    • Protein is good! 
  • This is not ketosis
  • You do not use up the excess glycogen in our system
    • We need a certain amount of glycogen in our system but it is so easy to be reached
      • Veggies and fruit will allow one to reach this
  • Ketones change those triglyceride chains and burn the fat
  • This only works if you aren't eating too much fat and no carbs
  • Stops using processed foods as energy and has to go to stores 
Oct 3, 2015

Melissa Nofer joins Vinnie Tortorich on this Saturday episode of the Angriest Trainer podcast. She asks questions regarding food addiction.

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MUSIC

  • "Dire Straits" comes up because last name Nofler 
  • Melissa isn't a huge Bruce Springsteen fan
  • She tends to like the music that Vinnie plays but not always 

WHY DOES FAT STAY?

  • Melissa is frustrated because she tries really hard to lose weight around her middle
  • She wonders if it is her age, hormones, insulin resistance, etc.
  • Perhaps it is in her head? Falling back into eating bad food is an addiction -- relapse 

MELISSA'S FOOD ADDICTION

  • She is dairy and egg sensitive so she has been doing elimination dieting
  • Melissa will have some wine and a slice of cake and then relapses, gaining all of the weight back in a couple of weeks 
  • If Melissa has had a bad day, by the afternoon she may have a bag of chips
  • Psychological side may require a psychiatrist help etc. 
  • Another way to deal with this is to avoid trigger food
    • For Melissa, one is definitely wine 
      • Once you start eating badly, it's like heroine
        • You need it to feel good (even though it is bad for you)
  • Also issue of Pavlovian response
    • When Melissa watches "Housewives", she sees them eating badly and drinking wine which tempts her
      • Maybe stop watching such shows 
Oct 2, 2015

On today's Friday episode of The Angriest Trainer podcast, Vinnie Tortorich visits Donaldsonville, Louisiana, where he talks to family, friends, and fans alike about fitness, his businesses, his past, and his future.

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