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Road Dog Podcast

Luis Escobar and Kevin Lyons

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Adventure outside with Luis Escobar, trail running legend, race director, running mentor and photographer, as he converses with athletes and public figures about all things extreme sports. We’ll cover everything from sell-out trail races to the most unknown ultra-running adventures around the globe, swing over into the world of rock climbing, and dive into mountain biking, triathlons and more.
 
Pushing the limits - the show that gets deep into the psyche of limit pushers. World leading health experts, biohackers, doctors, scientists, Out the box thinkers, elite athletes, social change innovators and high performance experts. Helping you be the best version of yourself that you can be. Cutting to the chase to find out the latest information to optimise your health, fitness, mindset, longevity. Hosted by Professional Adventure Athlete Lisa Tamati, 3 x Author, Documentary Producer, Me ...
 
Strong Voice Podcast includes conversations between me, Kate Strong, and individuals who have unlocked their potential. Each week, I chat with fascinating people who stepped up and away from the ordinary to pioneer some pretty amazing feats. Expect the unexpected as you hear from experts, adventurers and leaders pushing through what is normal towards the common goal of bettering their lives and positively impacting others.
 
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At least at one point in our lives, we will all experience body pains and headaches. However, did you know that these may be signs of a vitamin deficiency? Around 60-70% of Americans are calcium and magnesium deficient. We may be vitamin deficient and not even notice it! That's why it's vital to be tracking biometric markers. Tracking biometric mar…
 
How to develop mental toughness for sport business and life Developing mental toughness is an underrated skill in, not only sport performance, but in business and for overcoming life's many challenges and obstacles. With the right mindset and approach you can achieve more than you ever thought possible. Professional adventure athlete Lisa Tamati wh…
 
“Whatever they have for the day or for the week, if they have more than they need, they give that away.” Luis Martinez is a distance runner, and computer systems engineer who holds a wealth of knowledge around the Tarahumara Indians. Luis discusses some of the Tarahumara history, culture, running, and modern influences. Hear how he raised money for…
 
Getting a disease is inevitable; no one is exempt from it. Some people are fortunate enough to be cured of their illnesses. However, some diseases and conditions do not have cures, such as cancer. In a pandemic-stricken world, a deeper understanding of our immune system is crucial now more than ever. The body's immune system is the body's primary d…
 
“You find confidence and you find trust and you have to have faith in yourself. Without having faith in yourself, you’re never going to go off and do things.” Jonathan Throne is a badass ultra trail runner and software engineer who lives up in northern California. Jonathan details being a former US Army Reserve member, how he lives with a genetic d…
 
So much about the world remains unknown. What lies in the ocean’s depths, the composition of outer space, life after COVID — these are all questions yet to be answered. However, we can discover different solutions for many unresolved problems using critical thinking. We need to stop looking for answers today and look forward; we need to seek the ar…
 
Dr. Sherr believes that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) -- the administration of 100% oxygen at greater than atmospheric pressure -- is one of the most powerful ways to decreasing inflammation, accelerate wound healing, and optimise both physical and mental performance. He is one of the few HBOT providers in the USA that creates personalised treat…
 
“It’s almost like if you go through a traumatic experience and you don’t treat it, it’s almost like your brain wants more trauma.” Karna Chana Blugrind was born in Denmark, converted to Judaism, went through some big life transitions and loves the running community. Her her compelling story and how running changed her life. Co-Host Jennifer Charpen…
 
Cancer treatments in modern medicine often have long-lasting and harmful side effects. While modern treatments like chemotherapy can be useful in some cases, not all cancer patients need to — or should — resort to it. When cancers aggressively develop, patients are often told how many weeks they have left to live. Why is this the case when there is…
 
In today’s modern world, we have seen numerous advances and progresses in the medical sciences each day. There is an even high demand for non-invasive procedures to maintain physical and mental health. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Lew Lim as he talks about photobiomodulation (PBM). He shares his journey in studying and inventing this thera…
 
“I’m just such a nerd of the sport. I’m just curious. I want to find out what works and what doesn’t and that’s the driving force for me and everything that I do.” Anthony Kunkel is an athlete and runs Ultrahouse Durango. Anthony talks about coaching, partnering with brands, how he bio-hacks himself to a better version of himself, and his relations…
 
How well do you think you’re managing your stress? If you work in a fast-paced environment, this can be difficult. We tend to power through our tasks and stress, but this can lead to burnout in the long run. Burnout can then result in anxiety and depression that can make it even harder to deal with stress. Stop the cycle by going back to the basics…
 
Becoming a championship medalist — or an Olympic medalist — is an ambitious goal that many athletes dream of. But are we training the right way? In reality, training to be an Olympic runner is more than just stretching your physical limits; it's also about your recovery, mental strength, environment and so much more. In this episode, famed Olympic …
 
“The most important thing for all of us I believe, and what helps us be better people is that we feel valued by the people around us.” Susan Simmons is an ultramarathon swimmer. Hear how she deals with MS, the different types of water she swims in, swimming with Orcas, how she eats and get nutrition in the water, being a coach for Special Olympics,…
 
Even the most resilient and strongest individuals are not safe from the bone-deep exhaustion that cancer can bring. Treatment protocols will vary depending on a patient’s condition, but they may cause fatigue. While it takes an average of 17 years for medical research to reach clinical practice, it is beyond doubt that there are now better ways to …
 
We deal with a lot of stress every day. From balancing our responsibilities to merely reading the news, stress is an inevitable part of life. But contrary to popular belief, stress isn’t always the enemy. A healthy amount of stress allows us to grow more resilient to tougher conditions. Too much stress, however, can lead to the downfall of our well…
 
“I think if it wasn’t for the running community and for the people that I train…I don’t know if I would have survived.” Lisa Felder aka “Mama Lisa” has run over 100 ultramarathons, is a running coach, mentor and cancer survivor. Hear how running has changed over the last 40 years, how she got her start as a coach, how she sees diversity and inclusi…
 
Krystyna Lauren is the host of the Fearless AF Podcast and she’s also a fitness competitor. Krystyna’s mission is to motivate people and inspire them to transform their bodies and their minds. Follow all of us on IG: Action Junkeez: https://www.instagram.com/actionjunkeezpodcast/ Adam Lieberman: https://www.instagram.com/alieberman/ Jon Orlando: ht…
 
We often associate illnesses and pains with old age. But our guest today reveals that the real cause of health problems is how you’ve lived your life. Accumulated amounts of stress can change our bodies down to the cellular level. Luckily, scientific discoveries such as peptide therapy can help our cells function better. Age is not the issue. If yo…
 
Our hormones affect almost every aspect of your body. Mood, metabolism and many physical processes are all governed by hormones. However, you might not recognise just how unique you are genetically. Our genetic profile and predisposition to certain hormones impact our daily lives more than we think it does. Learning more about ourselves can drastic…
 
“I want people to realize like, I’m out there restoring new trails to make sure that they have access to an entire national forest.” Dillion Osleger is the Executive Director of Sage Trail Alliance which is a multiuser trail stewardship and conservation group in Santa Barbara CA. He is also a professional mountain biker. Dillon talks with Luis abou…
 
Your hormones play a big role in how your body functions. And so, hormone imbalance signs can cause health issues. Many women live hectic lives and forget to adequately take care of themselves, leading to imbalances in their estrogen levels. Unfortunately, conventional medicine seems to focus on invasive solutions without addressing the root causes…
 
We are regularly exposed to toxic heavy metals, from uranium used in war weapons to lead in our food, burning coal and even vaccines. Exposure to these toxins leads to a lot of fatal diseases, such as cancer. How does our detox system flush them out, and what is the role of amino acids in it? Dr David Minkoff joins us in this episode to explain how…
 
“I am seeing a lot of trash in our oceans so I think it’s really important that I get our community working on cleaning up our environment and making them aware of that.” Christina Hernandez is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Dunes Center in the California town of Guadalupe. Luis chats with Christina about the history of Guadalupe, outdo…
 
Losing someone we love is one of the most painful experiences we all have to go through. While we all grieve differently, and some people find it hard to heal even after years have passed. As they relive the suffering day by day, they forget that they have a whole life ahead of them. But at one point, you have to unburden yourself from this feeling…
 
“I just want to get as many faces in here that are unlike the other faces that you see all the time.” Chris McDougall, Challis Popkey, Iman Wilkerson, Zachary Friedley, Alejandra Santos, Jenna Crawford, Karma Park, Noah Haidle, Emmanuel Rumes, Eric Orton, and Marcus Rentie gather in a hotel lobby in Colton, CA. to discuss all things running and bey…
 
Johan Guilbert is a professional poker player with over $2M in live poker tournament earnings. On the show he tells us how he went from playing cash games where the blinds were .25 cents & .50 cents to playing in the $100K WSOP High Roller and $250K Super High Roller Tournaments here in Vegas this month! Be sure to subscribe to his YouTube Channel:…
 
Brian Cuban is an American attorney, author, speaker, and activist. He is an authority on male eating disorders and drug addiction, drug rehabilitation, and alcoholism. He is a lawyer and activist in the areas of First Amendment issues and hate speech. He is also the brother of Mark Cuban and resides in Dallas, Texas. Be sure to pre-order a copy of…
 
‘Learn to live with your pain.’ How many times have you heard this statement? For people with chronic pain, this is common but unhelpful advice. Pain is more than just mechanical damage. Context and the expectations you have around it play a significant role in how you experience pain. Remember, it’s possible to recover from pain. But you must be a…
 
Many popular diets and exercise crazes assume that they're going to work on everyone who tries them. However, every human being is unique. Health isn't one-size-fits-all. What works for one person may not work for you — it might even be detrimental! That's why we need to personalise our health programs to suit different body types. Dr Cam McDonald …
 
“It’s failed in a lot of ways as a business but it’s succeeded exponentially as a community and what it has created because of that.” Crista Scott Tappan is an ultra runner and founder of Dirtbag Runners. In this episode, she discusses her first Born To Run experience, being raised by her grandparents, and why she needs a sabbatical. Support Road D…
 
Dr Thomas Levy is a cardiologist and a lawyer and author of more than 13 books including his latest "Rapid Virus Recovery." In this podcast, we discuss ways to boost our immunity and protect ourselves from viruses. Our bodies are more capable than we think. If it has the correct nutrients, the human body can simultaneously recover from viruses and/…
 
Do you ever pay much attention to your feet? Our feet are our first point of contact with the ground, and we walk around on them all day. But most people just wear shoes and call it a day. And if you’re a runner, then all the more reason to maintain good foot health! So how do we take care of our feet? Dave Liow, an exercise physiologist and holist…
 
“Eating the elephant one bite at a time. It’s that mentality with ultrarunning.” Jake Kilgore is the co-race director and founder of the DC Peaks 50. He shares his prison experience with us and what he learned from it. Hear all about the DC Peaks 50 in Utah and how a blizzard and inclement weather derailed the entire event and what he is going to d…
 
Are you facing an obstacle that you fear you can’t overcome, or a milestone you can’t seem to reach? Don’t let this emotion trap you; everyone experiences difficulties when starting something new. Face the challenge head-on! Conquering will make you stronger. And what better way to challenge yourself than by running a marathon? This week, Angie and…
 
Fear can be debilitating. It's natural that we all experience fear and it's part of being human but if we don't want to be limited in our potential by fear, if we want to push outside our existing boundaries and expand our horizons and if we want to to be high performance and to bring our best when it counts then it pays to learn the strategies you…
 
“We don’t want to do something just for the sake of doing it, or because it’s easy. We want to add value.” Dan Suher works at Coros wearables in marketing and sales. Dan chats with Luis about how he got his start in the running world and specifically the business side of running. Hear about the history of Coros and all the amazing features it offer…
 
What happens when you have three bad asses as guests on your podcast? It makes for one insanely good episode, that’s what happens! If you don’t believe me, push play now! I had the pleasure of having Combat Veteran and Executive Protection Specialist, Byron Rodgers on the show this week! As if that wasn’t enough I added Special Forces Veteran, Davr…
 
In our fast-paced world, everyone feels pressured to be the best and to do their best. It's easy to succumb to worry and anxiety during this time. This week, a superstar athlete encourages us to reframe pressure as an opportunity. You may not be involved in the sports world, but you can still learn from it. For our guest, overcoming high-pressure s…
 
When we optimise our performance, we usually think of the basics of training, sleep, and food. Yet, we often miss one important aspect: breathing. If you have ever felt brain fog, a racing mind or insomnia, breathing may be the solution you need. In this episode, Patrick McKeown joins us to explain how mouth breathing can harm our health and perfor…
 
“I’m really fucking good at ignoring pain.” Michael Versteeg is a bad ass professional distance runner sponsored by Satisfy. Hear about him building tiny homes, why he walked off the Colorado Trail after completing over 400 miles, his musical tastes, microdosing and why he will never tape his nipples. David Valenzuela joins in on the conversation a…
 
Evan Bellman is a former Las Vegas Casino Executive that worked for some of Vegas’ most prestigious properties including Mirage, and Bellagio. After a long career in the casino business, he decided the stress that comes with the job just wasn’t for him anymore. Real Estate had always been a passion for him, so he decided to become a real estate age…
 
When was the last time you got up and ran? Simply jogging around the neighbourhood during the weekends to keep fit may be daunting for some. Now, imagine the sheer amount of dedication, endurance, and resilience ultramarathoning requires. This type of long-distance running is an activity that tests the limits of human endurance. You might think run…
 
Goal Setting, we all know and are told almost daily to set your goals, if you don't have goals to aim for you won't have a chance of hitting them. Ok, but what next. How do we break down huge hairy audacious goals into bite size pieces, what are SMART goals, how does our brains RAS filter work, how do we stay motivated when the going gets tough. Ne…
 
“It’s actually probably one of the hardest things I have done because I had to do all the other races with a concussion.” Samantha Wood serves in the California National Army Guard as an orthopedic physical therapist. She is a distance runner and a professional Spartan OCR athlete. Hear how she raised money for Caldor fire victims in California by …
 
How do you handle stressful situations? Everyone’s built a little different — some people can take their hits on the chin and come out smiling. But not everyone can take those hits. The pandemic has taken its mental toll on so many people. Others might still be struggling with past traumas and dealing with anxiety. Their situation keeps them in a s…
 
Lisa interviews one of her athletes from our Running Hot Coaching Tribe, Matt Scrafton. Matt joined Running Hot with the goal to run a 100km trail race at Taupo in New Zealand. Previously he had successfully run a couple of 50km events and really wanted to push himself but as a Dad, husband and having a full on career he wanted to do this challenge…
 
“We’re all people. All of us are struggling, no matter what. You can’t get through this life without a challenge without a struggle right?” Katie Asmuth is a professional athlete who runs for Sacuony and is a nurse practitioner. She gives her thoughts on homelessness, becoming a brand ambassador, what gear she likes to use, her experience running W…
 
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