Stress and Anxiety

Hey monkiis,

On this episode, I share some thoughts on stress and anxiety. For the last month or so, I've been waking up between 2-3am and can't fall back asleep. There is no one specific reason, it's just that life has gotten more complex and there is a lot to manage, problem solve, and remember. This unfortunate lack of sleep has made me realize how important the mind is to overall health and well-being. My good friend and monkii co-founder David has always said that peace of mind is priceless. I often find that a lack of peace is often due to my own actions more than something external. I think that is why it causes so much more rumination and is so much more disruptive. For pretty much my whole life I've always focused on physical training in lieu of any sort of dedicated mental practice. However, this last month has really made me realize how important that is. It doesn't matter how fit you are if your head is a mess.

If you haven't already, the monkii Elders would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review wherever you get your podcasts. This really helps to spread the good word of the Wild.

monkii on!

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

To begin, I want to give a shout from the Wild to Sophia (who will now be known as 'monkii Sofia'). She received a pocket monkii for Christmas and was PSYCHED! Myself and the Elders of the monkii Society welcome you to the journey towards Wildness and look forward to seeing your monkii training. Keep getting Wilder!

On that note monkiis, how's your training going? I've found it very useful over the years to document as well as share my training. It helps me to analyze what I'm doing and adjust as necessary. On the flip side, when I hear someone talk about their training it gets me PUMPED to go train myself. Maybe you will get the same excitement from these type of episodes. I hope so.

We would be eternally grateful to any monkiis who can take the time to leave us a review. It helps to spread the good word of the Wild and grow the monkii family. Thank you!

Get out there and monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

This episode was inspired by a question by monkii Lotki (IG handle @lotki.vo.marr). He sent a note via Instagram asking about the monkii Elders experience with rock climbing and how to train for climbing with monkii bars and/or pocket monkii.

Thanks for tuning in and if there is a topic you'd like to hear about, please send us a note.

monkii on!

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

On today's episode I have my long-time friend Jon Geurts to discuss ultra-endurance training. Jon is a modern-day renaissance man and endurance training is just one vertical of many that are left to discuss. He has done several ultra run events even with his extremely busy schedule and has an approach that any aspiring ultra-runner should consider. I'm psyched to have him on again in the future to discuss this topic and more.

Training book Jon recommends: "Training Essentials of Ultra Running" By Jason Koop.

Thanks for tuning in and stay wild!

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

This is a new experiment for 2020. I thought I'd record short training recaps so you can get ideas and I can stay accountable. I'm not promising one for every session but will do my monkii-best to keep it regular.

Today:

  • Morning stretching and mobility.
  • 2 x 800m with a 1:1 work/rest ratio.
  • 4x 60 yards Strides.

monkii on!
-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

 

Hey monkiis,

Happy 2020! I wanted to use this episode to look back on some lessons learned in 2019 and then look forward to where things are headed for 2020. The 5 lessons discussed are: 1) Everything counts, 2) Microworkouts, 3) Play the long game, 4) Food matters, and 5) Flexibility and Mobility are key. Thanks for tuning in and I'm looking forward to hearing what you learned in 2019 and what is ahead for 2020.

Thanks for tuning in! 

monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and staying Wild. This podcast was inspired by the cover of a magazine I saw on my living room floor. I was taken aback when I saw the headline touting "low impact" exercise. I find it concerning that low impact training is perceived as being "better" for you than other modes of training that are more high-impact. Basically, training should be as high-impact as you can recover from and should absolutely be varied in intensity. You also need to allow for proper rest as well as include de-load training blocks. I also wanted to comment on the recent debate I heard on Joe Rogan's podcast which featured James Wilks (one of the producers of The Game Changers documentary) and Chris Kresser (Functional Medicine expert). Nutrition (in my opinion) is not so scientific and it is extremely challenging to make universal recommendations. There are certainly ways of eating that for sure are better for most people (i.e. removing processed foods) and just this step alone would provide a HUGE benefit for the vast majority of the population. After that, it's a personal experiment that you must take on for yourself. It's worth a listen if you can get past the arguing.

Thank you for tuning in and please leave a 5-start review wherever you enjoy your podcasts. Let's keep spreading the good word of the wild.

monkii on,
-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

I just got back from a 5-night work trip and wanted to share some thoughts from the trip. I did not sleep or eat particularly well and am not feeling so Wild because of that. Sometimes it takes a little reminder as to why these facets of life are so important. I also wanted to share a little tip for helping to reduce stress and hopefully sleep better.

If you have an idea for a guest for the Live Wild or Die podcast, please let me know. Getting more voices is my goal for 2020. 

Thanks for listening and monkii on!
-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

This is a bit of a mashup show with lots of topics covered. I wanted to share a quick travel workout recap. I had a minor injury the day before hitting the road, but I was still able to do something. #monkiimindset. I also wanted to respond to an IG message from a monkii. He has 2 kids, limited space, and needed a monkii-kick in the ass the keep up his training momentum.

Thanks for tuning in and I appreciate the 5-star review you monkiis are leaving, THANK YOU!

Have a Happy and Wild Thanksgiving and I'll see you next time,
-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Training While Traveling

Hey monkiis,

I'm about to hit the road and wanted to share some of the tactics that I use to stay fit and maintain the monkii mindset while traveling. It's really a suite of small actions that add up to a significant result. I hope this helps you stay Wilder during any upcoming holiday travel. I'd be psyched to hear from the monkiis out there about what you do when you travel to keep the momentum and workout on the road.

Training:
-Make a plan and commit.
-Remove barriers.
-Train in the morning.
-Something is better than nothing.
-Make workouts part of the fun or adventure.
-Walk/Hike/Run.

@ the airport:
-Walk and listen to a podcast.
-'Sit' in a deep squat.
-Take the stairs.
-Carry your bag (instead of rolling).
-Drink water.

In the air:
-DRINK WATER.
-Walk the aisle.
-Fidget and do Isometrics.
-Stretch.
-Go to the bathroom multiple times (or at least pretend to).

Thanks for tuning in and please leave us a 5-star review wherever you listen to podcasts.

www.monkii.co

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