December 18, 2013
Dec 18, 2013 Podcast: Natural sunlight replacements, how to fix heel whip in runners, how to squat better, fast muscle gain tips, do calf sleeves help, what is the best workout gear, and why Africans win marathons.
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- One of the BEST articles I’ve recently on sun and circadian rhythms.
- Research that highlights why you can’t just go popping Vitamin D supplements without covering your other fat soluble bases too.
- Add a couple teaspoons of this zinc oxide to your favorite lotion and VOILA! Natural 20SPF sunscreen.
- Amazing: caffeine taken as close as SIX HOURS to sleep still disrupts sleep!
- The “Cadillac” of squatty potties.
- Pot + Phenocane anyone? How to enhance the effects of marijuana with natural anti-inflammatories.
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Natural Sunlight Replacements
She recently moved into a new office space that does not get much sunlight. Is there a sunlamp, supplement, or anything else she should take or do to minimize the negative effects of not seeing much sunlight during the day?
How To Fix Heel Whip In Runners
She is wondering what exactly is a medial heel whip and what are some of the mechanics behind it? What can she do, without spending a bunch of money getting her gait analyzed, to remedy it?
How To Squat Better
He wants to improve his squat. He saw the video of you in a speedo and goggles doing a very deep squat and wants to know how to achieve that… is it the goggles?
Fast Muscle Gain Tips
Joe is having trouble gaining weight and size. He has always been on the skinny side and he would really like to bulk up and put on some good mass. He is 5'10” and weighs 155lbs.
He is a very active, 46-year-old, 158lbs pretty active, works all day, does hot yoga 5 days a week and wants to put on 8 pounds of muscle. He rarely has time to eat enough to gain weight. Wants to know what exercises he should be doing at the gym (has limited time) and is wondering what he should be eating, when he has time to eat (he has Bulletproof Coffee every morning).
Do Calf Sleeves Help?
She has seen a lot of people wearing calf sleeves for running and is wondering if there is any research that shows any benefits from them? What do you think of them?
What Is The Best Workout Gear
He wants to get in shape but with all the stuff out there today, he is wondering about which machines, free weights or kettle bells you favour? He has heard you mention Medex before but what else do you like?
Why Africans Win Marathons
The Kenyans (Moroccans and Ethiopians) keep sweeping the New York City Marathon on both men's and women's divisions. Everyone has their own opinion about what makes Africans marathon winning machines and would like to know our opinions.
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