Podcast Episode #06: Brad Kearns

StrongFirst Podcast Episode #06


In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, Craig Marker and Brad Kearns discuss Strong Endurance, longevity and escaping carbohydrate dependency. Brad is the co-author of Primal Endurance and The Keto Reset with Mark Sisson from Mark’s Daily Apple.

Show Notes:

This show is unique in that it will be simulcast on Brad Kearns’ podcast as well. Thus, the beginning of the interview focuses on StrongFirst and the end focuses on Brad’s work.

03:00 – Craig talks about Pavel, his books, and a high-level overview of his programs.

04:25 – Craig discusses how Verkhoshansky trained people for endurance with anti-glycolytic training.

06:35 – Craig discusses Strong Endurance’s repeat training and recover for enhanced performance.

09:40 – Brad talks about polarized training, its application to peak performance, and how it contributes to longevity.

13:20 – Brad and Craig discuss how extremely high-intensity training plays into ultra-endurance performance goals.

17:15 – Craig discusses the importance of practicing perfect and its importance to efficiency.

24:10 – Craig and Brad talk about the psychological aspect of training sessions.

28:39 – Craig discusses ‘What the Heck’ effects.

29:55 – Brad talks about how body composition varies between sprinters and many endurance racers.

31:30 – Craig explains how Strong Endurance is customized for different athletic goals.

35:08 – Brad discusses how your choice of activities compromises or promotes longevity.

44:00 – Brad talks about the importance of escaping carbohydrate dependency. What is important for diet and how it goes along with exercise protocols.

48:25 – Brad discusses the ketogenic diet for beginners. Keto is getting misinterpreted right now. You need to take the proper steps to become fat adapted.

Tweetable Quotes

We don't always have to train as if it is the competition - Craig Marker. Click To Tweet
Each movement is an opportunity to perform at our highest level - Craig Marker. Click To Tweet
Ketones and fat are clean burning fuels. - Brad Kearns. Click To Tweet

Resources Mentioned

Primal Endurance

The Keto-Reset

Article on High Intensity Repeat Training that Brad Mentioned

Strong Endurance

All-Terrain Conditioning

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Craig Marker
Craig Marker, Ph.D. CSCS, StrongFirst Certified Senior Instructor Emeritus, is a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. As a professor, he works with students on how best to understand research and place it into context. He has published over fifty articles, chapters, and textbooks on psychology and research methods.

As a researcher, he understands the cutting edge of strength, sports performance, body composition, and nutrition. As a psychologist, he has focused on research and treatment of anxiety disorders, which positions him to understand the motivation and the fear of making life changes.

Craig’s upcoming book, the The Antifragile Self, takes on the topic of building a stronger person in the mental and physical domains.

As a StrongFirst Certified Elite Instructor, Craig views kettlebells as one tool in the trade of forging a better person.

Visit his intentional community in Atlanta: Strength.University.
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