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Welcome to The Primal Endurance Podcast, where we challenge the ineffective, overly stressful conventional approach to endurance training and provide a refreshing, sensible, healthy, fun alternative. Going primal frees you from carbohydrate dependency and turns you into a fat burning beast! Enjoy interviews from elite athletes, coaches, authors and scientists on the cutting edge of endurance training and performance.

Welcome to The Primal Endurance Podcast, where we challenge the ineffective, overly stressful conventional approach to endurance training and provide a refreshing, sensible, healthy, fun alternative. Going primal frees you from carbohydrate dependency and turns you into a fat burning beast! Enjoy interviews from elite athletes, coaches, authors and scientists on the cutting edge of endurance training and performance.
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Welcome to The Primal Endurance Podcast, where we challenge the ineffective, overly stressful conventional approach to endurance training and provide a refreshing, sensible, healthy, fun alternative. Going primal frees you from carbohydrate dependency and turns you into a fat burning beast! Enjoy interviews from elite athletes, coaches, authors and scientists on the cutting edge of endurance training and performance.

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#120: Listener Q&A

10/20/2017
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Brad Kearns tackles more interesting Q&A from Primal Endurance podcast listeners and book readers. Submit your questions at www.primalblueprint.com/endurance and they will get covered on the air. While the questions relate to the specific needs of the individual, the answers are presented in a manner that applies to a broad audience. Listen and enjoy learning about the challenges and successes of your endurance peers, and come away with plenty of practical tips to help improve your training...

Duration: 00:46:02


#118: Strength Training with Lindsay Taylor

10/6/2017
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This week Lindsay helps athletes sort out questions about how to strength train while still following Primal Endurance recommendations, and she answers the burning question: Do I need an aerobic base if I'm not a competitive athlete? (Spoiler alert: yes!!) Plus stretching, elevation training, and more! The question is: Are the benefits of building an aerobic base worth it for athletes that only have modest endurance goals? [00:01:38] Would I ruin the purpose of an aerobic base-building...

Duration: 00:32:34


#117: Scaring the Crap out of Older Athletes

9/29/2017
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Host Brad Kearns talks to older endurance athletes about strategies that will help you preserve your health as you pursue ambitious endurance goals. One thing to emphasize is aligning your competitive goals with your age, dude! Perhaps the extreme ultra distance events are best left to youngsters? No offense intended, but you don’t see 50-year-olds in the NFL, so it’s worth considering. Maybe its a more sensible and honorable goal to try to improve your 10k time as you get older, or become...

Duration: 00:36:51


Regular Show #116: Listener Q&A: Lindsay Taylor

9/22/2017
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Lindsay Taylor tackles more interesting Q&A from Primal Endurance podcast listeners and book readers. Submit your questions at www.primalblueprint.com/endurance and they will get covered on the air. Some recurring themes are coming through with many questioners. In particular, the questioning how "180-age" aerobic maximum heart rate limit applies to real-life goals and the desire to open up the throttle now and then and get race ready. While the questions relate to the specific needs of...

Duration: 00:25:11


Regular Show #115: Cortisol Showerhead

9/15/2017
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Primal Endurance Chapter 11 - Hitting The Showers Host Brad Kearns covers the profound message in the final chapter of Primal Endurance, titled “Hitting The Showers”. The premise is that we have a given amount of battery power over a lifetime (some more than others, eh?), and we must be judicious about how we dispense our energy. In particular, we must reflect on the balancing of peak performance goals with longevity. Often they can be at odds, but with a smart approach (this is what...

Duration: 00:45:07


Regular Show #114: Benefits Of Taking a Mid-Season Break

9/8/2017
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Host Brad Kearns talks about the importance of taking a break in the middle of a busy competitive season in order to refresh and restore for a strong finish. The cumulative stress of pre-season base building and then the introduction of intensity and the race calendar can have you feeling fit and energetic, but perhaps unknowingly in need of a break. Despite fears commonly harbored by endurance athletes, you will not lose your hard-earned conditioning if you chill a bit in mid-summer....

Duration: 00:21:22


Regular Show #113: Listener Q&A: Lindsay Taylor

9/1/2017
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Kevin, age 43 asks about a 50-K race he has scheduled. "Do I begin the MAF training now and just run the race with whatever gains I've made or do I continue training as I have been and begin MAF following the race?" [00:02:49] What are the consequences if I went over MAF for one run? [00:09:20] Matthew, age 28 asks, "I've been running for about 17 years but only starting training by Dr. Phil when I had my ACL reconstructed about five months ago. As I recover from this, how do I know when...

Duration: 00:25:43


Regular Show #112: Primal Endurance Recovery Tips, Part 4

8/25/2017
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Brad Kearns continues the discussion from last week with more recovery strategies, including:

Duration: 00:25:01


Regular Show #111: Listener Q&A

8/18/2017
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Podcast 111, Q and A A listener asks: What do you think about doing a MAF test for a set time? [00:02:18] As an older athlete who wants to compete, what is the best way maintaining the muscle mass and keeping the heart in good shape? [00:03:18] What is the difference between FTP training and Maffetone Maximum Aerobic Heart rate model? [00:06:32] How far out from marathon race day would you recommend the addition of speed, tempo, interval training when MAF is your day to day?...

Duration: 00:46:51


Regular Show #110: Primal Endurance Recovery Tips Pt.3

8/11/2017
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Working through the list of recovery tips, the focus of this show is on movement, perhaps the ultimate recovery aid. While the couch beckons after a long workout or an intense session, it’s actually best to walk around in the hours after hard efforts. This requires a significant shift in mindset from the prevailing “lazy athlete” mentality that earns you a hall pass from even basic movement because you are so bad ass at your workouts. In fact, it’s even more important to make efforts to...

Duration: 00:14:25


Regular Show #109: Chris Kelly

8/4/2017
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Host Brad Kearns talks to Chris Kelly of NourishBalanceThrive.com - a comprehensive health and peak performance testing and consultation program for athletes. Chris works in conjunction with Dr. Tommy Wood, a previous podcast guest. They have put over 1,000 athletes through their program, including many Olympic and world level performers. Everyone tested to date has come up with something that was compromising their performance and was addressed and resolved by this full-service testing...

Duration: 00:43:54


Regular Show #108: Primal Endurance Recovery Tips Pt.2

7/28/2017
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Host Brad Kearns covers recovery tips such as compression garments (boosts the function of the lymphatic system to clear waste products from muscles) and strategic hydration (be proactive, because sometimes thirst mechanism is muted from training, and you can get a delay effect with dehydration). Adding salt and even a bit of sugar to your drinks to encourage efficient absorption.

Duration: 00:19:46


#107: Brad Kearns & Elle Russ (Part.2)

7/21/2017
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Elle Russ and Brad Kearns, Primal Endurance Online Course, Part 2 The second part of the Primal Endurance Online Mastery course discusses how Primal-style eating integrates into endurance training goals. Becoming fat adapted through dietary transformation can actually make you a faster endurance athlete, by improving your ability to burn stored fat for energy. Eating a high carbohydrate diet and training in chronic patterns can make you overstressed, inflamed, and carrying excess body fat...

Duration: 01:01:44


Interval Show #37: Digital Course Launch Promo

7/18/2017
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Introducing Primal Endurance Online Mastery Course! Host Brad Kearns introduces the Primal Endurance Online Multimedia Mastery Course - everything you need to succeed as a Primal Endurance athlete. Ditch carbohydrate dependency and become a fat burning beast with this comprehensive educational experience consisting of over 120 videos, the Primal Endurance eBook and unabridged audio book, and numerous other audio presentations and complementary eBooks. The videos bring the book to life...

Duration: 00:10:18


#106: Brad Kearns & Elle Russ (Part.1)

7/14/2017
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Primal Blueprint Podcast hostess Elle Russ joins Primal Endurance Podcast host Brad Kearns in Malibu to discuss the release of the long-awaited Primal Endurance Online Mastery Course. This ambitious project is a comprehensive multimedia educational experience that essentially brings the book Primal Endurance to life through videos, eBooks and audio presentations. In this part 1 podcast, Brad and Elle discuss the importance of slowing down to develop an aerobic base and avoiding overstress...

Duration: 00:51:12


Interval Show #36: Morning Routine

7/11/2017
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Developing a Morning Flexibility/Mobility Routine Host Brad Kearns describes with great enthusiasm his recently adopted energizing morning routine that has become a fixture in his overall workout program over the past few months. Developing a customized morning routine and doing it first thing in the morning every single day helps make this an easily maintained habit - no need to summon willpower or motivation, just do it like you brush your teeth. Make it short and simple enough that...

Duration: 00:15:16


#105: Listener Q&A

7/7/2017
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Brad Kearns tackles more interesting Q&A from Primal Endurance podcast listeners and book readers. Submit your questions at www.primalblueprint.com/endurance and they will get covered on the air. Some recurring themes are coming through with many questioners. While the questions relate to the specific needs of the individual, the answers are presented in a manner that applies to a broad audience. Listen and enjoy learning about the challenges and successes of your endurance peers, and come...

Duration: 00:29:53


Interval Show #35: Recovery Tips, Part 1

7/4/2017
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Host Brad Kearns, making his way through the Primal Endurance book, gets into Chapter 9 about assorted tips and techniques to support recovery. First we discuss the hot topic of cold exposure. It provides an assortment of psychological benefits to the “Central Governor,” helping you feel less fried (literally, with the refreshment of your brain neurons) after challenging workouts. We discuss the transition from the old-school RICE for injury treatment (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) to...

Duration: 00:18:00


#104: Developing a Morning Flexibility/Mobility Routine

6/30/2017
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Host Brad Kearns describes with great enthusiasm his recently adopted energizing morning routine that has become a fixture in his overall workout program over the past few months. Developing a customized morning routine and doing it first thing in the morning every single day helps make this an easily maintained habit - no need to summon will power or motivation, just do it like you brush your teeth. Make it short and simple enough that you can do it every day without strain or struggle....

Duration: 00:44:00


Interval Show #34: Importance of Play and Cultivating a Playful Mindset

6/27/2017
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Endurance sports are tough and involve plenty of suffering. The Type A behavior patterns common among enthusiasts can actually hamper your progress by promoting chronic patterns, insufficient stress/rest balance, and an overly stressful mindset about your workouts and races. The key is to release your attachment to the outcome of your competitive efforts, take what your body gives you each day and nothing more, and finally - get over yourself! This will free you from the tightly wound...

Duration: 00:22:21

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