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.

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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

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

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