Sharing personal experiences is a powerful way to communicate: it’s never something we’ve shied away from on this show. In today’s episode, we hit this idea from a different light, using Jack Kornfield’s book “A Path with Heart” as a reference point. That serves as the deep-thinking counterbalance to the sensible strength training and weight loss advice we get into later in the show (which is light and “practical”).
Steve returns to Functional Meatheads to talk with us about world travel and how cultures and people live their “healthy” lives differently across the globe, jiu-jitsu, eating habits, poor mental accountability, fashion, and much more. It was a great conversation and if you enjoyed our first one with Steve, you’ll love this one. Recorded on location in the Lower East Side, NYC, NY.
Froy “interviews” Mark in an effort to get into his brain on what it was like to go through a 5 week weight cut that saw him drop 10 lbs to make weight for a jiu jitsu tournament. Besides the obvious benefit of losing the weight and making the tournament, there was a lot Mark discovered about himself and the power of habit.
Mark and Froy ponder how to figure out what is really working in your workout regimen and then get into a range of topics on balancing out health in your life.
Recently, Vibram (producers of the famous minimalist shoe) settled a class action lawsuit that forced them to refund the purchases of their shoes to those who bought them because of “false claims” made by the company. We discuss the news and the overall accuracy of the media/journalism when they report on health and health science.
Mark and Froy talk about various things around the gym. Farewell Artie, you will be missed!
Originally recorded 2/25/14. The discussion starts with the importance of being able to talk in an unhindered way and moves into how much control you really have in life.