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

Howdy monkiis,

This is an episode I have been waiting literally months to do and I am beyond psyched to introduce the 'Train for Adventure' episode featuring Mason Gravley, host of the Adventure Sports Podcast and Lead Adventurer for Athletic Brewing. Mason has had some epic journeys traveling all across North America by bike and he has endless stories that will make you sweat and then laugh like a Wildman/Wildwoman. What I also really appreciate about Mason's adventure style is that he always tries to have them be more than about him. His trips have raised thousands of dollars for several different charities and I think this often gets overlooked. He's all about making the world a better (and Wilder) place and his actions speak for themselves.

His podcast, the Adventure Sports Podcast mentioned above has hundreds of episodes that never cease to get me pumped and help expand my imagination for my next trip. Definitely check it out.

If you are enjoying the Live Wild or Die Podcast, we would be eternally grateful if you could leave us a 5-star review wherever you get your podcasts. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

That 'gram though:

Mason: @alive_adventures

Adventure Sports Podcast: @adventuresportspodast

Athletic Brewing: @AthleticBrewing

Thanks for tuning in and see you out there. monkii on.

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Howdy monkiis,

I received a great question from our Director of monkii Ops, monkii Kim about the best time to train. (Great question!) I also think we should do a 'monkii Kim's question of the week/month/etc'. Yes? Yes!

Here is an article I found that generally summarizes my thoughts and I agree with: https://time.com/5533388/best-time-to-exercise/

I also talk about the dealing-with-injuries mindset, some monkii Time-Under-Tension training and more.

If you are enjoying this podcast, please leave us a 5-star review wherever you get your podcasts. It really helps to spread the good word of the Wild and grow the monkii family. Thank you.

See you out there,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Howdy monkiis,

Thank you to everyone who sent in a podcast topic suggestion! I really appreciate hearing from the monkii fam and it helps me to organize my thoughts. Topics discussed:

-Training core from a hang position. How to build up strength for Toes to Bars.

-How to get disciplined.

-Training while traveling.

-Training with kids.

-Leave No Trace for monkiis.

...and more!

We'd be eternally grateful if you could take the time to leave a 5-star review. It helps to spread the good word of the wild and grow the monkii family. Thank you.

monkii on!

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

I was watching the Superbowl this past Sunday evening and noticed that a significant percentage of the commercials were for either junk food or alcohol. I found this to be quite disturbing on one of the most-watched sporting events of the year. I found it equally as disturbing that in the vast majority of these commercials celebrities were the ones pushing products that we know for sure are bad for you. I don't have cable TV so perhaps I am extra sensitive to this, but I felt compelled to comment. I don't have a solution either. However, I think starting the conversation and being aware is a great place to start.

Total commercials (all industries): 53

Junk Food/Alcohol commercials: 14 (14/53 = 26%)

Food and Beverage commercials: 19 (14/19 = 74%)

What are your thoughts?

Vegetable oil article: https://perfectketo.com/is-vegetable-oil-bad-for-you/

Eggs I like: https://vitalfarms.com/farm/

Thanks for listening and we'd be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review wherever you get your podcasts. It helps to grow the monkii family and spread the good word of the Wild. Thank you.

Until next time...monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Howdy monkiis,

Thank you for tuning into the 40th episode of the Live Wild Or Die Podcast. On this episode, I answer some monkii Q&A about how to approach difficult workouts, talk about some new nutrition protocols I've been using, I talk some training, and the big crescendo is some awesome insights I received from the Wildman monkii Craig from California. He did a great job summarizing a variety of concepts that in the collective conversation right now as to how to deal with, and ultimately thrive in hectic modern life. Thanks again, monkii Craig!

I hope everyone enjoys the show and if you have a minute, I would be eternally grateful if you could please leave a 5-star review. It helps to spread the good word of the Wild and grow the monkii family. Thank you!

monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Howdy monkiis,

This episode was inspired by some recent training, some recent podcasts I've listened to, and a few books I've been reading recently.

I have started to include more isometric training as well as single-arm training specifically into pulling exercises (Rows/Pullups). I feel that this helps to pull the shoulders back and combat the constant rolling forward of the shoulders due to our modern world/phones. I've also been including regular single-arm pull training with Rows and Pullups. It's been a goal of mine for years to be able to do a one-arm Pullup. Maybe 2020 is the year...

I've also been including a regular sauna session after training 2-4 times per week. It feels WILD and I also include stretching in the heat. This significantly improves my range-of-motion and I see a real difference. Try it.

I listened to another episode of The Ready State podcast in which they discussed how the mind plays a role in endurance and performance. Alex Hutchinson was the subject-matter-expert and there and a ton of great takeaways for monkiis.

Lastly, I am psyched to introduce the monkii Book Club. Basically, I wanted to share some of the books I have read, or, am currently reading. I recently completed Empire of the Summer Moon and am about 1/3 through Sapiens. I cannot recommend these books enough and they actually have quite a bit of crossover so reading them back to back is encouraged.

If you haven't already, we Wildly appreciate and thank you if you can take the time to leave a 5-star review. It helps to spread the good word of the Wild and grow the monkii family. 

monkii on!

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

Hey monkiis,

This episode was inspired by an episode of The Ready State hosted by Dr. Kelly Starrett and Juliet Starrett. Their guest was an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Nick DiNubile who discussed the current state of musculoskeletal health as well as what we can do to make sure that we do not have to go see people like him. They really emphasize the concept of preventive body maintenance as well as taking personal responsibility for our health and wellness. Western medicine is GREAT as curing diseases and fixing broken bones. However, it's not so great and promoting health, fitness, and wellness.

Thanks for tuning in and if you haven't already, we monkii Elders would be eternally grateful if you could leave us a 5-star review. It helps to spread the good word of the wild.

monkii on!

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

 

Hey monkiis,

Thanks for tuning into this quicky episode. I received some great feedback from a variety of monkiis who tuned into the last episode "Stress and Anxiety", thank you! I am compiling your tips, strategies, and tactics and look forward to sharing them with the monkii family.

I've been much more focused on mobility and flexibility in the last few months and cannot overemphasize the importance of this, especially for the long game. I want to be able to be as Wild as I am now in 50 years and to achieve this I have to train smart. We will keep going deeper on this topic.

Thanks for tuning in and we monkii Elders would be eternally grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. Thank you!

monkii on,

-monkii Dan

www.monkii.co

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

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