How to Win More by Training Less

May 15, 2018

Brad Kearns has been a noted speaker, author and coach in the health and fitness world for over two decades. During his nine-year career as a triathlete, he was one of the world's top-ranked professionals, amassing 30 wins worldwide on the pro circuit. Brad currently works with Mark Sisson from Mark’s Daily Apple, and the two have co-authored several books including Primal Endurance (2016), and The Keto Reset Diet (2017).

Brad is with us today to talk about his evolution as an athlete and the factors that contributed to his success, including leaving the corporate world early on (because it just wasn’t as much fun as training) and the ironic breakthrough that caused him to start winning races. His current projects include producing Primal Blueprint Mastery Courses to support those transitioning to an ancestral diet and lifestyle.

Here’s the outline of this interview with Brad Kearns:

[00:00:23] Podcast: How to Recognise Good Chocolate (and Why You Should Care), with Toréa Rodriguez.

[00:00:49] Chocolate: Fruition, Theo, Creo, Lillie Belle Farms.

[00:01:25] Podcast: Brain Training for the Primal Keto Endurance Athlete, with Lindsay Shaw Taylor; Mark Sisson, marksdailyapple.com.

[00:02:47] Mike Pigg.

[00:03:09] 7-Minute Analysis.

[00:03:41] Primal Endurance Podcast.

[00:06:26] Podcast: Health Outcome-Based Optimal Reference Ranges for Cholesterol, with Tommy Wood.

[00:08:23] Book: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, by Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney.

[00:14:21] Results happen naturally when your motivation is pure.

[00:17:17] Podcasts: National Cyclocross Champion Jeremy Powers on Racing, Training and the Ketogenic Diet and National Cyclocross Champion Katie Compton on Ketosis and MTHFR.

[00:20:42] Transition to triathlete.

[00:24:16] Andrew MacNaughton.

[00:31:27] Richard Branson.

[00:33:08] What do triathletes eat?

[00:33:49] Kenny Souza.

[00:34:22] The Brownlee Brothers.

[00:34:53] Lance Armstrong.

[00:36:16] Lone Mountain Wagyu.

[00:36:28] Cate Shanahan.

[00:37:48] Ted Talk: Run for your life! At a comfortable pace, and not too far: James O'Keefe at TEDxUMKC.

[00:38:15] Peter Attia.

[00:39:28] Mark Allen; Phil Maffetone.

[00:39:47] Slowing down.

[00:40:59] Heart rate monitoring.

[00:43:45] Johnny G.

[00:46:40] Transition to primal diet.

[00:47:18] Book: The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat, by Loren Cordain.

[00:47:18] Article: Paleolithic Nutrition: A Consideration of Its Nature and Consequences (Special Article, N Engl J Med 1985:312;283-289), by S. Boyd Eaton, M.D., and Melvin Konner, Ph.D.

[00:50:28] Book: Keto Reset Diet: Reboot Your Metabolism in 21 Days and Burn Fat Forever, by Mark Sisson and Brad Kearns.

[00:53:01] Book: Primal Endurance: Escape chronic cardio and carbohydrate dependency and become a fat burning beast!, by Mark Sisson and Brad Kearns; Audiobook here.

[00:54:43] Primal Blueprint Mastery Courses.

[00:57:33] Steve Phinney.

[00:58:59] Keto Reset Facebook Group.

[00:59:00] Book: The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook: Reboot Your Metabolism with Simple, Delicious Ketogenic Diet Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker, by Mark Sisson, Lindsay Taylor, and Layla McGowan.

[01:01:33] ketoreset.com; primalendurance.fit.

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