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The Too Fit Podcast

The Too Fit Podcast is about pushing the boundaries of performance mentally, physically, and everywhere in between. We define Too Fit as "actively pursuing a state of health and well-being beyond perceived limitations." On the Too Fit Podcast, we will be interviewing renowned experts from doctors and strength and conditioning coaches to athletes and entrepreneurs. Our goal is to extract tools and tricks of the trade that YOU can implement whether you are a world-class athlete, weekend warrior, entrepreneur, or grinding out the 8-5. All in order to assist you on your journey to becoming Too Fit.
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Jul 18, 2016

What if I told you of an ancient elixir that could naturally give you energy, make you healthier, serve as a probiotic, aid in digestion, clear mental fog, and tastes amazing? Would you believe me? Given its many beneficial properties, it may sound like magic. Well, to many, it is magical!

The ancient drink is known none other as Kombucha! Kombucha is rich in history and rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Kombucha has recently been making headway in the conventional, and scientific realms as the connection between our gut health and mental health grow stronger.  

Hannah Crum of Kombuchakamp.com has taken it upon herself to spread the history, facts, and benefits of this healing drink to the masses while debunking common misconceptions. She specializes in teaching others to brew kombucha in the comfort of their homes and has even written a book, The Big Book of Kombucha, with her husband and partner Alex LaGory. The big book contains over 400 DIY recipes!

In this episode of The Too Fit Podcast, Hannah unpacks the personal story of how kombucha found her and the comprehensive benefits of Kombucha. We also dive into the nitty-gritty of brewing your own batch at home. Other questions Hannah answers include:

  • What exactly is Kombucha?
  • What does "Kombucha" mean? Literally...
  • What is the history of kombucha and fermented drinks?
  • What is kombucha doing in space? 
  • Is drinking kombucha right for me?
  • Should I worry about the sugar content in kombucha? 
  • What are the craziest ailments that kombucha has healed?
  • What brands of kombucha does the Kombucha Momma recommend? 
  • What does the future hold for kombucha? 
  • Why is it so costly? And how do I make my own? 
  • And how would I get mine to taste good? 
  • How does the Kombucha Momma spend her free time? 

There is no question that Hannah is an absolute expert on this subject. She is about to blow your mind! She is, by the way, the Kombucha Ambassador to The World! By the end of this conversation, you will be craving fermented tea! 

If you have any questions for Hannah or just want more information, contact her at the links provided below, pick up a copy of The Big Book of Kombucha, join her on the book tour, and get to brewing!

Show Notes and Other Mentions

Kombuchakamp.com

The Big Book of Kombucha & Hannah's Book Tour

Social: Facebook   Twitter   Instagram    YouTube   Pinterest

Get Involved: Kombucha Brewers International - Trade Association

DIY Logs (shortcut method)

Continuous Brew vs. Batch Brew (Scroll to the bottom of the page)

Jul 11, 2016

Have you ever wanted to try yoga, but haven’t because you were turned off by the approach? Maybe you didn’t want to work out in a female-dominant class. Or maybe you love the workout aspect, but could do without the chanting. Well, we have something for you!

Dean Pohlman was playing collegiate lacrosse at the University of Wisconsin when his yoga journey began. By happenchance, he stepped into a Bikram Yoga class and after a butt-kicking workout, he walked out a new man. He realized the benefits yoga could proivde for his strength and conditioning regimen, but he could not wrap his mind around the spiritual component of yoga. 

In his own words, "you would never stop in the middle of a bench press set in the gym and start meditating." The physicality of training was separate from spiritual in every other area of exercise, and Dean viewed yoga the same way. He desired yoga with "all the benefits, but none of the frills." 

That's exactly why he created Man Flow Yoga. Where provides you the tools to increase flexibility, build strength and muscle, improve your cardiovascular system, develop a powerful core, and burn fat. All with yoga. 

In this episode of The Too Fit Podcast, we get Dean off the mat and discuss a variety of intriguing topics such as:

  • The TRUE history of yoga 
  • Commons myths and misconceptions of modern yoga
  • How to utilize yoga as your all-encompassing physical fitness routine
  • What exercises you must be doing to supplement your yoga
  • 3 tips to start improving your mobility today
  • Specific poses for waking up, cooling down, and for back pain
  • How much yoga is too much? 
  • Gender differences in the yoga industry (instructors and members)
  • Why more men choose not to partake in yoga
  • The weight lifting program Dean is following - we are now as well!
  • The Man Flow Diet
    • Including Dean's quest to break the world record for sweet potatoes eaten in one day!

And much, much more...

Dean is a madman when it comes to content creation. He's written four books, all available online: Yoga Basics For Men (Amazon Bestseller), The Man Flow Diet, and The Road to Yoga-Ripped, and Dinner & A Workout, his cookbook. He also is a blog writing phene, which you can find at Manflow.com

If you still need some convincing and are looking to wet your feet, Dean offers a 7-Day Free Trial for Man Flow Members, a 10 Day Free Intro course available to all, as well as a DVD specifically for beginner yogis. You can access these on his website, ManFlowYoga.com, or on his app Man Flow Yoga

Lastly, Dean has put together The Mobility Project, where he teaches you to release myofascial tension, rid yourself of knots, and decrease joint pain through techniques using only a foam roller and some Knot Out tools. I'm not sure about you, but this is something we are definitely pumped up about!

We had a blast chatting with Dean and we know you will enjoy our conversation with Mr. Man Flow himself. Enjoy!

For More on Dean and Man Flow Yoga:

Website: ManFlowYoga.com

Social: Facebook   Twitter   Instagram   YouTube

Jul 4, 2016

Jen Rulon has lived a life full of adventure, continuously pushing the limits of her physical fitness and helping others do the same. Jen is an accomplished triathlete, a veteran of the Ironman Triathlon Race, TEDx presenter, and her writings have been published in Men's Journal, Runners Magazine, Livestrong, WebMD, and Active.com. Oh, and did I mention she used to swim with Shamu?

These days Jen still spends a lot of time in the water but in an attempt to tame another kind of animal: qualifying for the revered Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. As anyone might guess, training your body to not only endure, but excel at swimming, biking, and running a distance of 140.6 miles collectively, takes some real work and discipline.

Jen has mastered the art of accommodating Ironman training into her daily professional and family life. Her strength and expertise lie in aiding others to incorporate the necessary long hours of training into their busy lives as well. Whether you are a CEO, in the service industry, a student, or just work horrific hours, Jen can help you achieve your goal of finishing a full Ironman Race despite your job's time requirements.

In this episode of the Too Fit Podcast, Jen shares some of her hidden secrets to creating this balance of training and life. Although most of the conversation is unique to triathlons and training, this episode is full of applicable lessons for all.

Some of the ground we cover includes:

  • What your nutrition should look like on race day
  • Three pieces of equipment that will drastically decrease your race time
  • Top five strength exercises for triathletes
  • Is Crossfit healthy for triathletes? 
  • How to tackle swimming and water anxiety
  • Jen's training methodology and how to structure your week
  • Why Jen is actively trying to put herself out of business

This conversation will give you the inspiration to keep chasing after your dreams as well as practical steps on how to do so. Maybe the swim, bike, run lifestyle isn't for you, and that's okay. Take the measures that Jen outlines and apply them to your life as you see fit.

Connect with Jen and find out more about her at the links below! Enjoy!

Show Notes and Other Mentions:

JenRulon.com

Social: @CoachJenRulon Facebook   Twitter   Instagram   YouTube

Jen's TEDx Talk - Becoming a Champion in Her Own Eyes

How to Put on a Wetsuit in under 1 Minute

Jen's Weight Lifting Program for Triathletes

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