Hey monkiis,

It was an honor to sit down with my former college coach - Coach Michael Hill (@license_2_hill) - from Georgetown University. He is first and foremost a Wildman, but also a modern day strength and conditioning renaissance man. Not only that, but he has been named one of the TOP 4 collegiate strength coaches in the country. In other words, he's legit. Check out his bio below and please enjoy the conversation.

Michael Hill, a native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, has been with the Georgetown University athletics department since 2004 and is currently the director of sports performance working specifically with men’s basketball while overseeing the development of all 29 sports.
 
Most recently in 2018, Hill became a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification board member. He is also a board member for Body Mechanix Fitness Cooperative in San Francisco, a consultant for SiSu Systems in Washington, D.C., a consultant for Go Pro Workout in Nashua, New Hampshire, an advisor for Monkii Bars in Boulder, Colorado, and an advisor for Perch Fitness in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 
In May 2017 Hill was recognized as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), which is the highest honor a strength coach can achieve. In 2014 the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) named Hill one of the top four collegiate strength and conditioning coaches in the country.
 
He had previously worked in California as a Fitness Manager at 24 Fitness before moving to the Washington metropolitan area, where he has also worked with Episcopal High School in Virginia, Potomac High School in Virginia, and The Catholic University of America in the District.
Hill’s certifications and memberships include the CSCCa-MSCC, NSCA-RSCC, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), 24 Hour Fitness CPT, APEX, SAC Level 1, and CPR/AED from the American Red Cross.
 
Hill has a Bachelor of Arts in health promotions and a minor in coaching from the University of Northern Iowa while also holding a master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.

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See you out there and monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

 

monkiis,

This was a dream conversation for me to have with none other than the Wildman - Derek Sivers. I was first introduced to Derek and his story way back in 2011 during my first failed attempt to start a business. His approach to both business and life struck a perfect chord with me and I have been incorporating many of his philosophies into both my personal and business life ever since (which for me are basically one and the same). 

Derek is the founder of CD Baby which he sold in 2008 for $22 million. For him it was never about the money and to literally 'put his money where his mouth is' he donated the money from the sale of CD Baby to a charitable trust for music education.

Derek has been a musician, producer, circus performerentrepreneurTED speaker, and book publisher.

I highly encourage all monkiis to listen to my favorite podcast episode with Derek on the Tim Ferriss Show. It's also worth your time to check out Derek's website. His Book Notes section of his website is a treasure trove of knowledge.

What I appreciate most about Derek is his deeply examined life and embracement of the notion that "the opposite may also be true". You may not agree with everything he says, but this is a good thing as it helps you understand your own beliefs better. 

Derek's books:

Available now:

  • Anything You Want (2011) 40 lessons for a new kind of entrepreneur: my tales of starting, building, and selling CD Baby

Coming soon:

  • Your Music and People (2019) a philosophy for musicians (and normal people) of getting your work to the world by being creative, considerate, resourceful, descriptive, focused, and connected.
  • Hell Yeah or No (2019) a collection of thoughts around re-defining yourself, changing focus, and saying yes to less.
  • How to Live (2020) radically different approaches to life, in succinct directives.

Derek's notes on, The Courage to be Disliked.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

I'm psyched to have my good friend Mason Gravley back on the show. Mason is the host on the Adventure Sports podcast and all-around Wildman. He has done epic adventures all over the country by bike and foot. He is also an extremely deep thinker and I really value his insights and perspectives. I think you will too.

Show notes:

-Misogi Interview with travel writer Aaron Millar.

-Mason interviews monkii Dan on the Adventure Sports podcast.

I'd also HIGHLY recommend Athletic Brewing Non-Alcoholic Beer. Mason is the Lead Adventurer for Athletic Brewing and also hosts another podcast for them. I was definitely skeptical of non-alcoholic beer until I tried Athletic Brewing. It's delicious. 

Social:

Mason: @alive_adventures

Adventure Sports Podcast: @adventuresportspodcast

Athletic Brewing: @athleticbrewing

We are here if you need us. Let's push forward together.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and Live Wild or Die,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

 

Hey monkiis,

I finally got to record a conversation with my good friend Erl -Wildman of the North. We met several years back and he is an OG monkii to the core.

Erl is a psychologist residing in Lofoten, Norway which lies above the Arctic Circle. What I've always appreciated about him is that he specifically moved to this Wild environment to seek out more adventure. Our kind of monkii. We take a journey through the topics and there are some gems to be found for sure. Please enjoy!

Show notes:

We are here if you need us. Let's push forward together.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and Live Wild or Die,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

We are going through some wild times indeed... I wanted to share a few thoughts and observations as the Coronavirus starts to hit home here in the USA. First and foremost, I think that this is a situation to be taken seriously and not brush off as 'it's no big deal'. People are dying and a lot more could. However, I believe that if we WORK TOGETHER, make good decisions, and keep calm, this too shall pass. I have seen an overwhelmingly positive response from the monkii family. Many monkiis are training while working from home and a lot of younger monkiis (ie kids home from school) are joining them as well. My wife, daughter and I went for a hike yesterday afternoon and everyone was friendly and seemed to even be more grounded as times like these can remind us of what is most important.

There is a lot that is out of our individual control. The best thing you can do is focus your time and energy and what you can control and not get caught up in what could easily turn to mass hysteria. Preparedness is a good thing, but don't take it to the extreme. Your neighbor needs toilet paper, medical supplies, and food as much as you do. Be smart, but also be reasonable.

We are here if you need us. Let's push forward together.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and Live Wild or Die,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

This episode was inspired by none other than the 100% Wild monkii Kim. She actually asked 3 questions all related to DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Here's what she asked:

This question has come up for me many times over the years. I'm a bit of a workout masochist. I enjoy DOMS the next day because it makes me feel like I accomplished something, that my workout was challenging enough. Is DOMS proof of anything? Is a workout less effective if you don't feel it the next day? Is it unhealthy to workout to the point you experience DOMS on a regular basis? I tend to feel like I did something wrong if I can't feel anything the next day. 

I'm talking a more basic soreness that lasts a day or so. Not the type where you wonder if it's worth investing in a stair chair because it hurts too much to walk and takes a week to recover from it, heh.

Great question! We respect your long-standing dedication to Wildness and pushing your boundaries.

Some legit articles on DOMS:

1. Post-Exercise, Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

2. Is Postexercise Muscle Soreness a Valid Indicator of Muscular Adaptations?

3. The Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy and Their Application to Resistance Training.

4. 8 Signs You Are Overtraining

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and Live Wild or Die,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

I this episode I dive into the training nuances between these different training modalities: Strength, HIIT, HIRT, and Endurance. I could easily do an episode, or even an entire series on each but wanted to start with a quick overview.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and Live Wild or Die,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

Welcome to the episode. I made an IG post talking about sleep that received a pretty substantial response so I thought I share that with you wild folks as well. There was also some great monkii-family input which I always appreciate. The bottom line is: if you want to train hard and be Wild, you have to get good sleep.

I also want to give a shoutout to monkii Gunnar who is new to the monkii family. Welcome my man! We are stoked to see your journey into Wildness.

Check out the Adventure Sports Podcast episode with Aaron Millar where they talk about the early origins of the concept of the Misogi.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and Live Wild or Die,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

Welcome to another Friday variety show. I appreciate the questions and keeping the conversation going so that we can all get a little bit WIlder. There are still a few days left to enter the EPIC giveaway we are doing with ~ 20 other brands (many Kickstarter alums). There are over $12,000 in prizes and the gear is sweet. Definitely check it out and enter (don't forget to tell your friends). The contest ends on February 23, 2020.

Enter here: https://www.give-r.com/pages/giverway-winter-2020

Check out the School of Greatness episode with Dr. Mark Hyman HERE

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and Live Wild or Die,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

 

Howdy monkiis,

For this episode, I talk more about the monkii-style of time-under-tension training and how I've been using it lately. I'm pretty psyched to explore this modality more deeply and add it to the monkii training ecosystem. I also wanted to talk briefly about an article I just posted about my thoughts on 'natural movement'. I have spent a lot of time living in the wild and it always surprised about how training not in the wild did not translate over nearly as much as I thought it would.

Thanks for tuning in and if you are enjoying the episodes we would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

See you out there and Live Wild or Die,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

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