1071: Mark Sisson Helps Athletes Become A Fat-Burning Beast With Primal Endurance

1071: Mark Sisson Helps Athletes Become A Fat-Burning Beast With Primal Endurance

Former endurance and Ironman athlete, health blogger, and bestselling author Mark Sisson is our interview guest today in Episode 1071 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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On yesterday’s episode of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show,” Jimmy interviewed a man named Peter Defty who is a triathlete coaching ultra-marathon and endurance sports athletes to tap into their body’s natural ability to burn fat for fuel. On today’s show, we keep that conversation going with a great friend of the show, former endurance and Ironman athlete, health blogger, and bestselling author named Mark Sisson from MarksDailyApple.com who knows a thing or two about endurance athletics having competed at a very elite level over three decades ago in distance running, triathlons, and Ironman competitions. When his health began to take a nosedive as a result of his performance-driven dietary choices, Mark began investigating better ways to fuel his body and realized that carbohydrates were the problem not the answer. Now he realizes the mistakes he has made and is passing along this newfound wisdom to the athletes he is helping to compete at a high level with less training, less carbs, and quicker recovery. Mark has outlined it all in his compelling new book that is a must-read for anyone interested in the physiology of how the body moves entitled Primal Endurance: Escape chronic cardio and carbohydrate dependency and become a fat burning beast.

Listen in as Jimmy and Mark discuss ultimate frisbee, what he’s hoping to accomplish with this new book on endurance training, why his “chronic cardio” mantra has been misunderstood, why training at a low level of output is better than a high level, why an athlete should avoid the carbohydrate-burning cycle, why gluconeogenesis while racing is “insignificant,” Sisson does ZOOLANDER, why you should feel “refreshed” (not hammered) after a workout, how he used to be all about pain management during races, how athletes like Nell Stephenson has shifted from lean protein Paleo to a high-fat ketogenic approach, why most marathon runners are carrying an extra 25-30 pounds, why the carbs during a race for ketogenic athletes don’t impact insulin or ketosis, the most dramatic turnaround on this has been Professor Tim Noakes, how long it will take for fat-adaptation to be the new normal, the role of ketones (and cycling in and out of making them) in an endurance race, how this concept could extend careers in professional sports, why topping off glycogen stores right before a race gives you an advantage, and why being inconsistent in your training is the key to success.

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #1070: Peter Defty Coaches Fat-Adapted Athletes To Record-Breaking Success

1070: Peter Defty Coaches Fat-Adapted Athletes To Record-Breaking Success

1070: Peter Defty Coaches Fat-Adapted Athletes To Record-Breaking Success

Triathlete and fat-adapted ultra-endurance sports athletics coach Peter Defty is our interview guest today in Episode 1070 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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One of the surprising benefits to a ketogenic diet for a lot of people to discover is how some of the most elite endurance athletes in the world are now using this fat-adapted regimen to give them much more sustainable energy throughout their race. What this means is these athletes are actually eating a lot less of the very thing they were always told was the critical nutritional element in the performance success of their sport–carbohydrates! But for a triathlete and fat-adapted ultra-endurance sports athletics coach named Peter Defty from VESPAPower.com and FatAdaptation.com, he’s long realized the idea of “carbing-up” before a race is based on decades-old flawed science. That’s why he is taking the science of people like ketogenic research legend Dr. Stephen Phinney and training some of the best endurance athletes in the world to record-breaking performances, including Zach Bitter who we interviewed on this podcast back in Episode 944.

Listen in as Jimmy and Peter talk about how he got interested in fat-adaptation when he bonked during a race, how adding in more fat to his diet vastly improved his running, how his allergies improved after cutting the carbs out of his diet, why fat-adaptation hasn’t become more the norm in endurance athletes, the emerging science coming from Dr. Jeff Volek’s FASTER Study, why the carb-loading science has showed positive results, how athletes get away with eating more carbohydrates than the less active population, why athletes are turning to the ketogenic approach to performance, whether you can maximize performance and optimize health at the same time, what the VESPA product is and does, the Optimized Fat Metabolism (OFM) program he uses with athletes to eat low-carb to improve performance, whether a professional sports team would buy into becoming fat-adapted, how Dr. Steve Phinney complimented Peter about his work, whether Tom Brady is tinkering with fat-adaptation, how stress is anti-ketogenic, why he can say things as an empiricist that the researchers can’t say, and what things he is observing that the research needs to be paying attention to. If you want to know about the role of ketosis in exercise performance, then this is the podcast for YOU!

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #944: Zach Bitter Is An Ultramarathon World Champion Fueled By LCHF

991: Dr. Scott Mills Improves Movement And Health With The 2-Minute Fix

991: Dr. Scott Mills Improves Movement And Health With The 2-Minute Fix

Movement and pain specialist and nutrition-minded chiropractor Dr. Scott Mills is our guest today in Episode 991 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Everyone seems to have those nagging aches and pains in their body at some point in their lives. Most of the time it’s somewhere in the back area which is why chiropractic care seems to be as popular as it has ever been. For a San Francisco, California-based one named Dr. Scott Mills (aka the soon-to-be Mr. Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites and Practical Paleo fame), it’s his passionate goal to help empower others with the knowledge and tools they need to create an optimal, pain-free life. With a Master’s degree in Exercise Science as well as working as a collegiate Certified Athletic Trainer for 6 years prior to his chiropractic career, Dr. Mills has garnered tons of invaluable experience to help his patients get better. In 2015, he decided he wanted to reach more people than his patients with this message. So he started The 2-Minute Fix with Dr. Scott Mills YouTube videos for quick demonstrations on improving flexibility, minimizing pain, and getting the body to become mobile again.

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Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Mills talk about how he produces “The Balanced Bites Podcast,” how he got interested in chiropractic, how a chiropractor approaches healthcare that is different than traditional medical care, why you can’t separate the mind and the body, how some stress can be good, how he gets his patients to relax and reduce their damaging stress, why increasing low-level movement regularly is so vital, how the mandate to exercise can be misunderstood by many people, why joint movement is important to keep full range of motion, why he decided to start doing his YouTube videos, how to effectively stretch your hamstrings (and it’s not the way you’ve seen), the most common chronic pain his patients tend to deal with, why the focus needs to be away from treating pain and more on the root cause of the pain, the response he’s received from his videos, his longer-form video series he wants to make available soon, and his side project Divorce Wingman to help guys going through divorce.

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959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

959: Kai Hibbard Says The Biggest Loser Is Publicly Fat Shaming Contestants

Former Biggest Loser contestant and positive body image advocate Kai Hibbard is our guest today in Episode 959 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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One of the biggest cultural phenomenons over the past decade has been the advent of weight loss reality television shows like The Biggest Loser. The images of morbidly obese contestants running on treadmills and eating healthy are meant to inspire and give hope to a nation of people wanting to lose weight. But for one of the former contestants on the show, what goes on behind-the-scenes of the highly-profitable television show is utterly disgusting. Her name is Kai Hibbard and you might remember her as the runner-up winner in Season 3. But she was so mortified at the way the contestants were treated by the trainers and producers that she decided to speak out against the public fat shaming they not only allowed but encouraged.

Listen in as Jimmy and Kai have a stunning chat about how she never had an issue with her weight growing up, how she was always active although she was getting bigger, how she had never seen The Biggest Loser before she was chosen to be a contestant, how she never let her size get in the way she felt about herself, how being on television taught her to start loathing her body, why she doesn’t think the show is about being an inspiration, the crazy tactics people did to produce weight loss, how they kept putting her face on their products years after she was off the show, the lack of after show aftercare with former contestants, the challenge on her season where she was put on a horse track starting in the livestock stall that she believes was fat shaming by the producers, why shaming people doesn’t work to motivate people, how social media is leading the charge at combatting fat shaming at the grassroots level, her concerns with Lane Bryant’s #ImNoAngel campaign, why what people eat and how they look are nobody else’s business, how she became very ill on the show and was told to suck it up and exercise anyway, how the product sponsorships pushed low-fat, high-carb Frankenfoods on the contestants, how she eats a real foods-based Paleoish diet, how she has to be careful of too structured eating lest she falls back into the habits she learned on the show, the health issues she dealt with as a result of being on The Biggest Loser, how she never had thyroid issues before being on the show but still deals with it, the weight relapses she has had over the years since being on the show, the self-care choices she made to take care of herself, and the other former contestants that have now come forward to join her speaking out against fat shaming.

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944: Zach Bitter Is An Ultramarathon World Champion Fueled By LCHF

944: Zach Bitter Is An Ultramarathon World Champion Fueled By LCHF

Ketogenic ultra marathon runner Zach Bitter is our guest today in Episode 944 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.” LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES There’s this common perception in the athletic world that in order to fuel your exercise performance, you must load up on high amounts of carbohydrates. But in recent years, a… Continue Reading