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Mark Sisson

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What Do You Really Want? With Mark Sisson

Health Coach Radio

It’s time for our annual check-in with Mark Sisson. Mark is our personal health and fitness guru, a leader in the space of the ancestral health movement, and an inadvertent hero of the anti-ageing & longevity space. Everyone wants to be like Mark when they grow up.    During this check-in with Mark, we find out how his 2022 went, and what’s in store for him (and the world of health and wellness in general) in 2023. We also get into some specific fitness topics like why you want to sprint with your arms, the importance of grip strength, and how Mark focuses on making every day the best day. Mark also explains how his dream is for everyone to let go of attachment to overthinking every bite of food.    We also get into how the Primal Blueprint isn’t just about fitness and nutrition but also about enjoying life to its fullest - right now.  Mark believes that you can indeed have a life, fun and enjoyment while you build a business or a family. As you can see, this conversation is as much about wellness as it is a lesson in living your life well.    And finally, Mark unveils his new line of minimalist-style shoes called Peluva. You have to check these out!

1hr 5mins

4 Jan 2023

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Mark Sisson Talks About Doping In Elite Sport (With Comments From Brad About Doping In Real Life)

Primal Endurance Podcast

You’re going to love this rebroadcast of a discussion Mark Sisson and I had about the very complex issue of doping in sports. You won’t find a more knowledgeable and free-thinking expert than Mark—he served for a long time as the Chair of the Anti-Doping commission for the sport of triathlon and this issue has continued to pervade sports till this day. It’s such a controversial subject, one that is largely misunderstood by the public, and you’ll hear us talk about major doping cases and the details of the different cases, if sports are still clean, and why the problem is more nuanced than people realize. We also talk about the danger of taking shortcuts, how neglecting to optimize lifestyle factors can lead to your body easily converting excess testosterone into estrogen through a process called aromatization, and Mark explains the inconsistencies that exist in the testing procedures and random demarcation lines for what constitutes a performance enhancing substance (e.g., Gatorade enhances performance when you are thirsty!). We also discuss how the public perception that certain athletes cheat to gain an advantage is actually a more complex cultural issue than a true morality weakness.  Mark offers an interesting perspective—that we might view modern pro sports as theater—a theatrical event in which athletes perform for the pleasure of fans, with big money on the line, and this is why we will always be fighting a battle (perhaps a losing one) against dopers who may remain a step ahead of the testing efforts. We also talk about the hypocrisy of a society where the use of “performance enhancing” substances (like caffeine or prescription drugs to treat ADHD) is viewed differently than an athlete trying to recover faster. TIMESTAMPS: The hot topic of performance-enhancing drugs, testosterone replacement therapy, doping and cheating are on Brad’s mind. [01:11] Currently we see widespread use of EPO in endurance sports. [02:06] The athlete in a drug-laden professional sport is faced with three choices. [04:29] The use of performance enhancing drugs is pervasive. [08:08] Hormone replacement therapy is good for advanced aged group but is filtering down to young people in their 20s. [13:41] During Brad’s racing career, he opted to be free of any outside intervention because he wanted to feel what his current state of readiness and recovery was. [14:59] Abuse of any drugs is dangerous. [18:10] Brad’s aversion to outside intervention includes healing from surgeries. [20:41] A lot of the prescription drugs and the massive profits the drug companies make comes from relief of symptoms rather than addressing the root cause of the problem. [24:46] Exhaust all possible natural strategies before you even form the thought of bringing in outside intervention into your physiology. [27:40] If you're training at the elite level in professional triathlon or CrossFit games like the most extreme athletes are doing, those performance enhancing drugs are possibly minimizing the adverse health consequences of the extreme regimen that you are performing. [37:27] There is a lot of research going on looking at testosterone replacement therapy for prostate cancer patients that might prove interesting.  [40:28] The only justification for someone who's not already in pretty good health and fitness level to try a hormone replacement is to give a temporary boost so that you will have the energy to start doing some exercise, start doing some resistance training, start walking in order to change your body chemistry. [44:20] LINKS: Brad Kearns.com Brad’s Shopping page The Secret Race EPO, the Drug Podcast with Shelby Houlihan Plantar Fasciitis video Testosterone Optimization Therapy Bible See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


9 Dec 2022

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Mark Sisson On The Origin Of The Primal Endurance Movement

Primal Endurance Podcast

In this episode, Mark Sisson and I talk about the origin of the fat-adapted athlete approach in contrast to the carb-dependent endurance athlete, which represented our main experience in endurance sports for those early years and decades. This show will give you a nice overview of the rationale and the benefits of transitioning from being the typical carbohydrate dependent  endurance athlete to being a fat adapted athlete, and how you can do that through dietary modification and training modification. Mark shares how he feels about reconciling his longtime passion for endurance training and elite competition with his Primal living path and his recent breakthroughs in his endurance training philosophy. You will also hear us discuss the benefits of being fat adapted and the drawbacks of training in an inflammatory, oxidative carbohydrate dependency pattern. TIMESTAMPS: Brad is back with Mark Sisson to talk about the origin of the fat adapted athlete approach. [00:01] What is going on these days with endurance training theory compared to 20 years ago? [01:42] What kind of diet works best away from training? By cutting out carbs and cutting way back on sugars and starches and grains, Mark is a super fat-burning machine. [07:03] Sugars are more than candy. There are tremendous quantities of sugars in fruit juices, pancakes, waffles, pasta, cereal. [09:21] How does one dial this in with a primarily approved eating pattern as well as a sensible endurance training? [11:14] What is the right amount of carbs? You need intuitive knowledge regarding your training program and your daily life. [15:55] To do this right, you need to go back to a strong aerobic base. [21:22] Form and strength training are important to plan out your program. [24:31] The importance of rest seems to be overlooked in many areas of training. You can’t train on someone else’s schedule. [29:23] LINKS: Brad Kearns.com Brad’s Shopping page PrimalEndrance.fit The Primal Blueprint Primal Endurance See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


7 Oct 2022

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Keys to Living with Vitality with Mark Sisson & Metabolic Flexibility

Live Fit, Ignite Change

Struggling to know what to eat & why so you and your family can live with vitality? Wow, do we ever have an incredible episode today with Mark Sisson. If you've been part of the health and fitness community, you know Mark, as he's had the number one ranked fitness blog in the world for a decade, Mark's Daily Apple, and a host of New York Times best-selling books and is the founder of Primal Kitchen. Today we cover:What Mark calls the holy grail of diet - metabolic flexibilityWhen and what to eat for your first meal of the dayHow grains may be hurting youHow you can best fuel your body for performanceWhich parts of the keto diet and intermittent fasting make senseLinks & Resources mentioned on this podcast, show notes & transcript can all be found at: https://livefitignitechange.com/sisson Episode timestamps:[02:28] Introduction of Mark Sisson[04:26] Serving organizations through the Primal Health Coach Institute[05:34] Living Fully Day & the 8Fs to live fully[07:01] Establishing a strong foundation through nutrition[08:12] How to combat eating too much[09:32] The holy grail of diet - metabolic flexibility[11:47] Dietary strategies to achieve metabolic flexibility[12:42] Strategy #1: Cutting out carbohydrates[14;40] Strategy #2: Ketogenic diet[15:30] Strategy #3: Two meals a day[17:50] Benefits of metabolic flexibility[20:49] The “old” carb loading theory[22:57] The life-changing decision of cutting out grains[27:25] Is the ketogenic diet sustainable?[30:18] Collagen as the 4th macronutrient[32:29] How to gain weight without gaining fat[36:03] Free resources and guides as part of the community  - - - Igniting change + helping others live fit through Inrive Performance Nutrition & the Live Fit, Ignite Change podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


27 Sep 2022

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Fitness for Life | Mark Sisson

Health Coach Radio

Today we are welcoming back Mark Sisson. Mark is the author of The Primal Blueprint, Primal Endurance, and The Keto Reset Diet, among several other books.  He is also the founder of Primal Kitchen Foods and the Primal Health Coach Institute. This episode is part one of a two-part series on fitness. But not just any fitness, Primal Fitness!  Mark was a world champion endurance athlete until he realized that the way he was feeding and treating his body was mismatched from what his human DNA was expecting. This kicked off his exploration into discovering the pertinent human diet, movement, and lifestyle inputs.  Mark has been entirely ahead of the curve in rethinking how we approach fitness.  Rather than taking on the "no pain, no gain" mentality, Mark's Primal Fitness approach involves the very fundamentals of human movement.  These fundamentals include low-level aerobic training, strength training, and very brief, very occasional, all-out efforts like sprinting.  Keywords here being short, fast, and occasional.  This cocktail of movement is the foundation of his Primal Fitness approach, with play and recovery layered in to keep it light and enjoyable.  All of this is presented in our newest course offering at the Primal Health Coach Institute, the Primal Fitness Coach Certification course.  If you've been looking for a more sustainable approach to fitness you won't want to miss this episode.  Check it out below! To learn how to become a health coach or to up-level your skills and credentials as a health coach, visit primalhealthcoach.com.


20 Jul 2022

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411: Common fasting mistakes & how to stay energized | Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen

The mindbodygreen Podcast

Mark Sisson: “Most people go through their lives very inefficiently burning body fat for fuel.” Sisson, a New York Times bestselling author and founder of Primal Kitchen, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how to make fasting 10x easier, plus:- Common pitfalls when starting intermittent fasting (~09:06)- How to order at restaurants on a healthy diet (~13:02)- How to maintain age-defying energy levels (~18:00)- How long you should actually do a cold plunge (~27:48)- Why your workouts should always be fun (~31:10)Referenced in the episode:- Sisson's latest book, the Two Meals Day Cookbook.- mbg Podcast episode #293 and #29, with Sisson.- mbg Podcast episode #365, with Mark Schatzker.- Sisson's book, The Keto Reset Diet.- Sisson's book, The Primal Blueprint.- The Lore Of Running, by Timothy Noakes.- Frontier X2 heart monitor.Enjoy this episode! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.


16 Jun 2022

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#125 - Mark Sisson | The Blueprint For Primal Living

The Bare Performance Podcast

Mark is the author of numerous books, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. In 2017, he officially became a New York Times bestselling author with The Keto Reset Diet, which reached the #1 overall bestseller among all books on amazon.com for two days. Mark has written several other books, including popular Primal-themed cookbooks and lifestyle books.In this episode, Nick sits down with Mark to discuss the effects that heavy endurance training has on the human body, as well as some approaches to nutrition that can benefit our performance and lead us to a healthier lifestyle.More Resources:BPN website: www.bpnsupps.comNick’s website: www.nickbare.comNick’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/nickbarefitnessNick’s Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/barelifenutritionFollow Us On Social Media!Instagram: @thebareperformancepodcastFacebook: The Bare Performance PodcastTwitter: @BarePerformPod

1hr 10mins

6 Jun 2022

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EP190: Primal Health Coaching with Mark Sisson

Health Coach Conversations

More than ever, health coaches are needed to help guide clients to healthier living. Mark Sisson explains how health coaches can best help clients using his Primal Health Coaching program and why health coaching isn’t just a hobby but a valuable career.     In this episode, Cathy and Mark discuss:  What led Mark to developing Primal Blueprint and Primal Lifestyle Why health coaches are needed more than ever and where they fit in the future of medicine and health care How successful health is more about what we choose not to eat vs. what we eat   Suggestions to help clients maximize their health and fitness in the 21st century Understanding keto and why Mark considers it a tool to achieve metabolic flexibility  Developing awareness around food and how long it takes to reach metabolic flexibility  Mark’s daily activity level and details about the Primal Health Coaching program  Memorable Quotes: “The Primal Blueprint…it's a blueprint, a lifestyle, a guideline…based on these ancestral behavioral patterns that we can find analogues for in today's life.” “One of the important factors in health today is to have a good health coach to guide people in a way that allows them to live their lives…it's really about understanding all these different variables…and how you want to live your life and optimize your health.”  “The best thing a coach can do is to really understand the goals of the clients, the lifestyle that they’re embarking on and choosing to live, and fitting a program to that particular lifestyle.”  Mark Sisson is a celebrated best-selling health and fitness author credited as the "godfather" of paleo/primal and a leading figure in the ancestral health community. He is a former world-class distance runner, triathlete and Ironman competitor, finishing 4th in the February 1982 Ironman World Championship. He secured a top-5 finish in the 1980 U.S. National Marathon Championships and earned a qualifying spot for the U.S. Olympic trials. After retiring from professional competition, Mark coached hundreds of professional athletes to success. An avid academic, Mark was a pre-med candidate and earned a biology degree from Williams College. He served for 15 years as chairman of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Anti-Doping Commission and as the ITU's liaison to the International Olympic Committee. He began sharing his vast nutrition science knowledge with the ancestral health community by way of his award-winning blog, Mark's Daily Apple. Mark is also the founder of Primal Nutrition, Inc., a company devoted to health education and designing state-of-the-art supplements that address the challenges of living in the modern world, and the genius behind Primal Kitchen®, a full range of healthy and delicious primal/paleo condiments and snacks. Mark teamed up with other leading experts to create the Primal Health Coach program, the world's first coaching program based on the evolutionary health movement. Visit primalhealthcoach.com to learn more about Primal Health Coach Institute. Mentioned In This Episode: Primal Health Coach Institute - https://www.primalhealthcoach.com/ Mark’s Daily Apple - https://www.marksdailyapple.com/ Links to resources: Health Coach Group Website https://www.thehealthcoachgroup.com/


23 May 2022

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How To Lose Five Pounds By Memorial Day, with Dr. Cate Shanahan and Mark Sisson | Ep. 321

The Megyn Kelly Show

Megyn Kelly is joined by Dr. Cate Shanahan, author of "Deep Nutrition," and Mark Sisson, author of "The Primal Blueprint," to talk about diet and nutrition, the importance of avoiding snacking, the truth about "metabolic flexibility," what foods to eat and which to avoid, the way to condition your body to burn body fat, "plateauing" as you diet, the types of seed oils to avoid, the best way to exercise, the reason to avoid dessert, the best wines without sugar, Keto vs. Mediterranean Diets, why "diet" and "fat free" products actually aren't good for nutrition, how we can apply diet and nutrition to kids, why walking is so important, how to exercise without a gym, the off label drugs being used for weight loss, and more.Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MegynKellyTwitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow

1hr 34mins

13 May 2022

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Aging Backwards with Mark Sisson #238

Muscle Intelligence Podcast

At age 68, Mark Sisson looks 35. I want what he's having. Mark is the EPITOME of health and wellness, and has mastered the art of aging backwards.  I invited Mark onto the podcast to deconstruct his habits, knowledge and lifestyle, so that YOU can implement the processes that he shares immediately. You'll get some key insights into Mark's secrets for maintaining an incredibly high level of fitness for decades, including his recommendation on taking the "fourth macronutrient."   You'll learn: The two KEY components of optimal longevity. How to build a truly resilient body and sustain it for life. The ONE source of protein you're probably missing. Why the primal lifestyle is the ultimate path to a healthy body and mind. How to train for athleticism in and out of the gym. Learn more about Mark and his work: marksdailyapple.com books by Mark What Mark eats in a day Click here to get the episode guide (full show notes!) on the longevity protocols included in this episode.  And, if you're the type of person who enjoys helping those around you live their best life, please share this episode with a friend or loved one.   Get VIP access to every event and offer we've got coming up for Muscle Intelligence Nutrition Month by joining our private community.   ======   Thank you to today's show sponsor, Ned Full Spectrum Hemp Oil! Ned's CBD is of the utmost highest quality.  These products are science-backed, nature-based solutions that offer an alternative to prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  Ned’s full spectrum hemp oil nourishes the body’s endocannabinoid system to offer functional support for stress, sleep, inflammation and balance.  Muscle Intelligence listeners get 15% off with code MUSCLE at helloned.com/muscle.


15 Apr 2022