Politics, Religion, and Nutrition. Three of the most hotly debated topics known to man. Luckily, we take care of the nutrition debate in this week's episode of Uncharted Performance with Brian St. Pierre of Precision Nutrition (PN). Brian is renowned for his expertise in performance nutrition. He is both a Registered Dietitian with a Masters in Food Science and Human Nutrition along with a laundry list of credentials and publications under his belt. He has also consulted the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Browns on nutrition. Most importantly he is a a PN coach, helping individuals achieve their health and performance goals. We cover a variety of topics including personal experimentation, making mistakes, interpersonal variability, how we can, what we we eat, how much of it should we eat, meal prepping and planning, stress management as well as mindset. Brian also synthesizes the common denominators across "diets" and approaches to nutrition, breaks down the process of goal setting, highlights the importance of intentional daily practice, and distinguishes how we can become better coaches. Our conversation also debunks some of our favorite myths regarding a couple of our favorite macro nutrients, carbohydrates and fats. The nutrition conversation you were waiting for is finally here.
Colorado’s premier Yoga and Pilates instructor, seven time bestselling author and recently named one of the Top Workout Brands by The Huffington Post, episode 97 of Uncharted Performance is excited to feature Sean Vigue of Sean Vigue Fitness. He was also recently featured in Yoga Digest, The Washington Post, Ultra Running magazine, Lifestyle for Men magazine, Curious.com, Pilates Style magazine, The Denver Post, Fit Bottomed Girls, The Broadway Blog, YoFitTV.com and numerous podcasts including this one. Sean Vigue Fitness is a StyleHaul partner and the Most Watched Yoga & Pilates Guy on the the Planet! We discuss his background an actor and singer, what drew him to the practice of yoga, the impact that his practice has had on him, and the benefits it can provide us. Sean teaches us how develop an intimate relationship with our mind, body, and breath, the importance of being present, and the value of body awareness and how that translates to other movement practices and our relationships. With over 2,000 videos to date we also get a chance to understand his creative process from both a filming and a teaching perspective. Sean is continually watching and studying not only yoga but other modalities of self expression, creativity, and training but more than anything he has one special advantage, to find out who she is, tune in and enjoy!
From growing up in the small rough town of Greenock in the west central Lowlands of Scotland, Greg McClure's journey to being the Fitness Manager at arguably the finest fitness facility in the world, Club La Santa in Las Palmas, Spain is unlike any other. We dive deep into Greg's hometown, the beauty of Scotland, his past training experience, travel, cross-cultural education and experience, his relentless work ethic, not being outworked by anyone, his addictive personality, his training regimen, bignastics, building people up and his lofty goals for the future, not only for himself but for CrossFit Club La Santa as well.
We teased this week's guest last week on Episode 94 of Uncharted Performance with Mark England so it should be no surprise that we have the wonderful opportunity to talk to Mike Bledsoe of the Shrugged Collective and host of The Bledsoe Show. He is a true pioneer, influencer, and game changer, and one of the few individuals that have guided us on our path. We explore a number of incredible topics with Mike including a tutorial on creating connection, a full body connection with others, being present in our relationships, how curiosity can led us to what we are meant to do, his evolution as a person from what he was a number of years ago, to the man he is today (how he identifies himself), and who he might become in the future including the major impact point that set the course. We deconstruct the definition of normal, investigate his views on entrepreneurship, wealth and success, how Mike identities which skills to develop, how he has developed them, and what he is concentrating on at the moment (which might surprise you), the value of presence and what is possible through delivering bliss and joy to others.
We had some unfinished business with Mark England of Procabulary. In our first episode we discussed in depth the power of language and how through the words we choose to use we can gain greater focus, clarity, and control one word at a time. This go around we explore a topic that has become very diluted in self development and growth circles, the subject of goal setting. Mark makes a clear distinction between dreams and goals. He also walks us through the careful process of creating your goals and the key variables associated with getting our thoughts out and crafting meaningful goals. We dig deep on not only the significance of writing our goals, but how they should be written, what we should be experiencing as we write them, and you guessed it, the words we should choose to use. Mark also guides us on which and how to go after our goals, setting and shifting priorities, and how to respond when our goals are not achieved in the manner in which we envisioned. Enjoy part two with our very good friend, Mark England!
Chef Joshua Ingraham was recently named "The Face of Fitness for Chefs", he was a finalist for the Men's Health Ultimate Guy Contest, been featured in Food Management Magazine, Crain's Cleveland, Men's Health, Dining with Dermish, and as the Local Celebrity Chef for this year's Get Fit Expo. While perfecting his cuisine he was able to shed 30 lbs in 200 days to win $10k and a Pro sponsorship from Blue Star Nutraceuticals. Josh has been a martial artists for 23 years, Pro Chef for 12 years, Health Coach for 10 years, and author of 2 books. He has a deep deep passion to protect the world and bring us together. We discuss his growth and evolution as a chef, his own personal physical and mental transformation, his dedication, discipline, consistency and drive for a sustainable and health lifestyle not only for himself but for everyone he comes in contact with, the importance of food education along with the great work and impact he is making in the community.
Arabelle Mondello is a kind, funny, beautiful human soul and also a little nuts. She is an ultra marathon runner and preparing to take one of the most epic trails on the globe, The American Discovery Trail, which stretches across more than 6800 miles and 15 states. Why commit to such an incredible challenge? After suffering multiple miscarriages, she became an emotional mess, and dove deep into grief and ensuing depression, losing much of her self worth. She went on a search for hope and happiness beyond having another baby. On the trails, she found peace, a great escape from her suffering. She found that hope out on the trails, in the wilderness. She prepares to run across the United States to share her message of hope with others and offer guidance to those who have suffered not only pregnancy loss but those who might find themselves in a dark place. To help us recognize that we have the right tools to determine what is truly meaningful, what can brings joy to our lives, and the steps we could take to allow us to find a better place.
Welcome back ladies and gentlemen to Uncharted Performance. We kick off season 9 by pulling back the curtain with Luke Summers & Chris "Tex" McQuilkin of Power Athlete. These two gentlemen are at the core of an immensely talented team led by John Welbourn dedicated to fighting mediocrity in the field of strength and conditioning and empowering your performance as an athlete and coach. Luke and Tex share their distinct journeys to Power Athlete highlighting their lightbulb moments when everything changed for them as coaches. We go deep and discuss the culture and vision at Power Athlete and the role that leadership, opportunity, autonomy, loyalty, taking ownership, continuing education, and innovation all play in creating an unparalleled platform for self discovery, development, and enlightenment. Power Athlete is more than just strength and conditioning, it is what the world needs. Enjoy and make sure to tune in to Power Athlete Radio too!
For episode 90 we are joined by national champion, international team member, record holder and Level 5 senior international coach for USA Weightlifting, Derrick Johnson. He has produced national champions, team titles, world team members, and a Olympian but that is just scratching the surface. He takes us on a fascinating journey from growing up in around poverty and crime in St. Louis to rolling the dice, starting over and reinventing himself in Los Angeles and opening the amazing non-profit providing opportunity and access to the great sport of Olympic weightlifting, The Kings of Weightlifting. Our conversation is littered with “firsts” and breaking down barriers starting with his recent trip to compete in Iran where he took gold. But that is now, Derrick has gone through multiple injuries, heart break, devastation, steady use of pain killers, and more pain and trauma. Through it all however, he has continued to work on himself and maintain the best mindset for himself and those he coaches by reminding himself of what is good. His is a story that he is writing himself, and it is far from over.
For episode 89 our guest is the immensely popular and outgoing, Dr. Teddy Willsey of Strength Coach Therapy and Healthy Baller. Many of you might be familiar with Teddy from his Instagram account and other social media on which he shares very valuable content that we can apply in our training, pre-hab, warm-ups, active recovery and coming back from injury. We discuss his growth in popularity and his
always increasing following, how it happened, at the benefits it provides, along with its downsides. We nail down what sets Teddy apart from others in his field, his philosophy, how he is bridging the gap between strength and conditioning and physical therapy, and his evolution as a professional. We also dive into practices that set Teddy off a bit, movements and exercises we would benefit from incorporating more often into our training, the purpose of active recovery and what it should look like, his passion for the outdoors, and surviving DC metro traffic.