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Episode 191: Improve Your Recovery with Aku

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In this episode Mo chats with Paul De Jersey, the co-owner of Aku. Aku, short for Acupressure, is a company that has produced a mat that you can lay or stand on, along with a ball for smaller areas like shoulders and arms. The mat and ball are made from specific metals designed to increase circulation, release tight areas, decrease pain, speed recovery from hard workouts, and sleep better.

This is a GREAT tool for any athlete wanting to perform at their best, improve recovery, and reduce stiffness and injury risk. We had an awesome conversation and we are excited to share it with you.

Check them out a www.akuspike.com and use the code PALEO for 15% off your order

Follow on IG: @akuspike & @dejerz

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Episode 190: Savage Race, Race Officials, Surgery, Listener Q&A

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In this episode Mo and Miles dive into listener questions on:

  • Race nutrition for long 8-24hr endurance races
  • Fasted workouts
  • Should you care about counting macros
  • Why you’re probably not losing weight
  • How to train and taper for and in between races

We also talk about

  • How OCR can hire legit race officials (in Mo’s opinion)
  • Savage Race Central Texas
  • Mo’s upcoming surgery & his recovery plan
  • How you can run a sub 3hr marathon at 70 years old
  • Mile’s creepy stare to get the ladies
  • The word “specificity”…. 
  • and the “mud”ivator 🙂

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Episode 189: Interview with Spartan Pro Brian Gowiski

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In this episode Mo & Miles sit down for a chat with Spartan Pro Team athlete Brian Gowiski! We talk about his recent back to back wins at Spartan Race in Charolette. We also dive into:

  • How he has made mobility a key component to his training this year
  • Who he’s gunning for amongst the male elites
  • Can VO2 max increase as we get older
  • How he has changed since our last interview in 2016
  • His plan for West Virginia
  • and more!

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Episode 187: Interview with Spartan Pro Tyler Veerman

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In this episode Mo and Miles chat with another Spartan Pro on the rise Tyler Veerman! 

Tyler live in Colorado and is quickly making his was up the ranks in the Spartan Championship series.

We talk about:

  • His athletic background
  • Transitioning from triathlon to OCR
  • His biggest competition
  • How being a snowboard instructor might be some of the best leg strength and endurance training
  • and more!! 

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Episode 186: Spartan Pro Ashley Heller

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In this episode Mo and Miles chat with College Professor, Realtor, & Spartan Pro athlete Ashley Heller. Ashley, although new to OCR is making a huge splash among the elite females. We talk about:

  • The importance of an aerobic base
  • The importance of knowing your bodies response to training/race pace stress
  • Why you should probable study the race course and journal
  • Visualization of obstacles
  • How to get killer 11″ biceps
  • Mile’s gross mis-wording of “copacetic” 🙂
  • and a lot more!

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Episode 166: Rebecca Hammond Talks Spartan West Virginia, Med School, and More

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In this episode Mo and Miles catch up with Rebecca Hammond after her 2nd place finish amongst a STACKED field of pro women at the recent Spartan Race West Virginia North American Championships.  We talk about:

  • Her race recap
  • How she balances OCR training with a tedious med school schedule
  • How she uses the Whoop Recovery strap to dictate daily training & training intensity
  • Her training on only 4-5 45-60 minute runs per week
  • and more!!

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Episode 162: Johnny Luna-Lima Talks Spartan European Championships

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In this episode we sit down with another you OCR rising star and 3rd place finisher in the recent Spartan European Championships Johnny Luna-Lima. We get to know Johnny, his background, his mental toughness, and also discuss:

  • The importance of his daily meditation
  • His Austrian Alps training program
  • The critical importance of being able to run downhill well
  • His breakdown of the European Championships
  • His love for goats 🙂
  • and a lot more!!

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Follow Johnny: IG & FB @johnnylunalima & Johnny Luna-Lima

Check out the Tim Ferris Podcast #238 to hear Ryan Flaherty talk about the importance of concentric only deadlifts and speed

Episode 158: Interview with Spartan Elite Kevin Gillotti

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In this episode Miles and I sit down with one of the Spartan OG’s and a true master of endurance sports Kevin Gillotti.  Kevin has been heavily involved in triathlon and duathlon for over 28 years before diving deep into Spartan racing. Not does Kevin has decades of experience, he is fast as hell and at 48 shows no signs of slowing down ANY time soon.

This is a wild episode and Kevin give us lots of great insight, wisdom and tips including:

  • How he overcame a devastating injuring early in his career, told he would never run again, and came back even stronger
  • How he continues to be a dominant force in endurance sports regardless of age
  • How he helped Spartan Race run on the back, programming, end in the early days
  • Why he doesn’t really care about lifting form
  • Why Hunter McCintyre needs to shut the hell up 🙂
  • Why mindset is so important
  • Why he doesn’t overtrain
  • Why you don’t have to run on trails to be a bad ass
  • And SO MUCH MORE!!

SERIOUSLY this episode is loaded with great information and inspiration!

 

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Check out Kevin’s website at www.kevingillotti.com

 

Episode 156: Interview with Austin Spartan Super Champ Jordon Buscemi

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What out OCR Elite men!! This dude is on fire and on a mission!!!

In this episode OCR rising star Jordon Buscemi sits down with us to discuss:

  • His love for being outside and “playing”
  • His motivation behind racing
  • One of the best race mantras I have heard, provided by his 6yr old boy
  • His review of the weekend Spartan Super and Sprint Races
  • Why he doesn’t race with a watch or heart rate
  • His hybrid “unorthodox” training
  • Co-founding Wisconsin OCR Team
  • and more!!

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Episode 149: Jack Bauer Talks TMX Sacramento, Hormones, Spartan AG, & Mayonnaise

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In this episode Miles and I chat with Mud Run Guide contributor, mayonnaise lover, and hoarder of all the sweet potatoes in the land, Jack Bauer! Seriously though Jack competed in Tough MudderX in Sacramento, Ca. this past weekend and gives an incredible re-cap of the race, the heats, the obstacles, and a ton more. We also discuss:

– Racing short course for hormone improvement/balance

– The importance of overhead push strength/endurance for OCR athletes

– How you don’t have to log 70+ miles a week to be a great OCR athlete

– Spartan AG splits & why Spartan World’s Shouldn’t be at elevation in the mountains

– Jack’s undying love for mayo & sweet potatoes

– How Jack got $300 worth of Chipotle for free

– and more!

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CLICK HERE  for the Sacramento TMX Women’s finals video

CLICK HERE for the Sacramento TMX Men’s finals video

Check out Jack’s Mud Run Guide article about Spartan AG here