League of Wildness,

It's been a minute, but it's good to be back on the mic. I wanted to start by addressing the latest Stoic Kickstarter update and give a little more context. Bottom line is that we hear your concerns and frustrations. Please trust and believe in us to deliver the best version of Stoic.

Training Update: It's full-on adventure season here in Colorado. My training has shifted to supplement and complement the outdoor pursuits I'm getting into. I've lowered volume but kept intensity relatively high. I've also started some climbing-specific finger strength training done in a sort of grease-the-groove style. It seems to be working pretty well thus far.

Book club:

Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

If you have questions, comments, or a potential guest suggestion please send a note to info@monkii.co or send us a DM to @monkii.co on Instagram. Let's keep the conversation going.

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,

-Wildman Dan

www.monkii.co

Howdy monkiis,

...and just like that 100 episodes!!! Thank you to all the monkiis who have been along for the journey! I had been a huge fan/consumer of podcasts for years and I fought through some serious resistance to finally launch this show on January 17, 2019, when I published the first episode.

The best part of the show is getting to meet and talk with monkiis from all over the world. I appreciate the comments and emails you guys send my way as well as all the rad ideas you share with me. Thank you.

It's all a journey and I appreciate having you along for the ride. Let's keep getting wilder. 

If you have questions, comments, or a potential guest suggestion please send a note to Elders@monkii.co or send us a DM to @monkii.co on Instagram. Let's keep the conversation going.

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've been reading an awesome book about Crazy Horse and Custer that I'd highly recommend - shoutout to the monkii book club! The book made me think a bit about seasonality which then me to consider how seasonality fits into training. 

What do your training seasons look like?

If you have questions, comments, or a potential guest suggestion please send a note to Elders@monkii.co or send us a DM to @monkii.co on Instagram. Let's keep the conversation going.

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 wanted to share some recent musings on planning for life. Or, in other words - what is your life mission? 

What do you think?

Shoutout to the Wildmen monkii Ken and monkii David for starting the monkii Strong YouTube channel. Lot's of wildness there to check out.

If you haven't already, join the conversation of The monkii Wild Facebook page.

If you have questions, comments, or a potential guest suggestion please send a note to Elders@monkii.co or send us a DM to @monkii.co on Instagram. Let's keep the conversation going.

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 wanted to drop some quick thoughts on how you can apply the consistency mindset of training into other areas of your life. It's not super sexy, but it freakin' works.

If you have questions, comments, or a potential guest suggestion please send a note to Elders@monkii.co or send us a DM to @monkii.co on Instagram. Let's keep the conversation going.

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 had an idea come to me this morning while considering how much time I waste scrolling mindlessly on my phone seeking a hit of dopamine. The tendency is to categorize things as either good or bad while upon deeper consideration there are many facets of life that lie somewhere in the middle. The idea that 'tech is evil' is definitely an idea I've gravitated towards. But maybe I'm just thinking about it in the wrong way. There are certainly aspects of tech that are evil - literally and figuratively, but there is also unlimited potential and you now have access to essentially all of human knowledge in a device that fits into your pocket. 

Here's my thought experiment: how much better can you make your life and how much time can you stop wasting by creating a habit of using technology with intention.

You are no longer allowed to use Instagram, Facebook, Strava, YouTube, or the internet in general for mindless entertainment. Instead, before opening an app or search engine, you must have a specific purpose for doing so, and that purpose must be related to doing or learning something useful.

monkii 360 Tactical System

Alastair Humprey's Website

I hope that you find this episode useful.

If you have questions, comments, or a potential guest suggestion please send a note to Elders@monkii.co or send us a DM to @monkii.co on Instagram. Let's keep the conversation going.

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've seen a few monkiis mention some injuries recently and having dealt with injuries on and off my whole life - I wanted to share some of the resources that I have found useful.

Kelly Starrett - The Ready State

Physical Therapists - Bob and Brad

KneesOverToesGuy

If you have questions, comments, or a potential guest suggestion please send a note to Elders@monkii.co or send us a DM to @monkii.co on Instagram. Let's keep the conversation going.

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

Reflecting on Boulder, CO

Hey monkiis,

This episode is my (monkii Dan's) reflection on the mass shooting that occurred here in Boulder, CO.

Hey monkiis,

Since becoming a Dad, owning a growing business, and not being 20 years old anymore, I've been taking a much more holistic look at my 'training'. I'm considering all the other inputs besides "what's my workout?" to make sure I'm doing the little things that will lead to long-term results. These are the principles that you need to get dialed to make sure you get the most from your focused training. The 4 first-principles I've distilled out include the following:

  1. Sleep
  2. Stress Management
  3. Nutrition
  4. Non-exercise activity

If you can be killing it with these principles you are going to absorb and benefit so much more from whatever training modality you so choose. I think you will also realize how much better you perform and how much better you feel when you have your 'house in order'.

What do you think of the pyramid?

As I mention in the intro, check out the Barefoot training System for monkii 360.

If you have questions, comments, or a potential guest suggestion please send a note to Elders@monkii.co or send us a DM to @monkii.co on Instagram. Let's keep the conversation going.

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,

The concept of Microworkouts has been on my mind a lot recently. They are such an effective tool to have in your belt and I think have both health and performance applications. I have distilled my thoughts down to three ways that you can utilize Microworkouts to fit your specific needs. Check them out:

My favorite monkii Microworkout device at the moment is Isocore X.

1) Workouts that are less than the standard 1-hour gym workout. I wouldn't put a hard upper or lower limit, but I'd say somewhere around 20-minutes max, but ideally something closer to 'a few minutes'. This type of sesh would fall under the header of 'training' - exposing the body to a minimum effective dose that crosses the threshold of adaption eliciting the anti-fragile, super-compensation effect.

2) Take the volume of a 1-hour workout and spread it over multiple sessions throughout the day to accumulate the same (or potentially more) volume than you would in a typical 1-hour workout. However since it is spread throughout the day you accomplish the work in a 'non-exhaustive way'.

3) Microworkouts as a way to incorporate more total movement throughout the day. This is more about interrupting long periods of inactivity versus making gains. You can essentially do anything that isn't just sitting or standing there. I'd argue you'd still be making 'gains' simply by moving more - regardless of whether it is a workout or something more along the lines of non-exercise activity.

If you have questions, comments, or a potential guest suggestion please send a note to Elders@monkii.co or send us a DM to @monkii.co on Instagram. Let's keep the conversation going.

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

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