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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 ...
 
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.
 
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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 …
 
“The 100 mile concept was really cooking down a number into doable chunks.” Kara Lubin is the CEO/founder of the 100 Mile Club. The 100 Mile Club presents students with a straightforward challenge: run, jog, or walk 100 Miles over the course of the school year. Hear how Kara started this organization and how it grew to 5,100 schools across the nati…
 
Starting a business can be incredibly tricky. Statistics say about 80% or more of enterprises end up failing. If you’re a business owner or a founder, you know how there are so many factors to consider. Overcoming obstacles every step of the way is far from an easy feat. Moreover, starting a business requires a ton of research, but research alone w…
 
This is a video I've been on the fence about doing for years...on one hand it's a really important message, on the other it's quite a taboo subject and well, quite frankly, embarrassing. However however witnessed and experienced the destructive effect porn can have on people lives and by extension on their kitesurfing I decided just couldn't keep q…
 
Every week I take a question asked in our group and dive into it in more detail, this week one of our members asked, "I've been reading a lot that it becomes much more difficult to build muscle after 40, why is that and what can I do to stop it?" So in this episode I dive into this in more detail and reveal why I believe this is mostly scaremongeri…
 
“I drank like a couple cups of beer, and it totally helped me get out of the hole and had a great race. Best 100 miler I ever ran.” Thomas Reiss is a German born runner, punk rock musician and Owner, Kraftwerk Design Inc. Thomas shares his story of growing up in the punk rock scene in Germany and how he fell into running. Hear tales from iconic rac…
 
Aging is a gradual process of cell deterioration, but while it is a natural process, there are ways to hack its biological mechanisms. Certain supplements paired with sirtuin enzymes can lead to better well-being and suppress the effects of aging. In this episode, Dr Elena Seranova talks about the role of sirtuins in maintaining cell health. She al…
 
The biggest problem we see on our camps is people just not being able to recover fast enough from day to day. So that by day 3 they're physical wrecks, totally unable to enjoy or take full advantage of the wind and kicking themselves as they sit on the beach watching others have all the fun. In this episode I cover some simple techniques to help yo…
 
What should I be eating before a session on the water to have maximum energy and be able to stay out as long as possible? A common enough question and one entire industries have been built on the back of. I break the surprising answer down in detail and explain why this is the case. Ask me your questions in our FREE online group: https://community.…
 
“There’s something pretty cool about running home I think that just draws you in and makes you want to move faster.” Jeffrey Stern is an elite runner, dog lover and a High School cross country coach. Recently ran a FKT on the Backbone Trail and the Los Padres Traverse. Details his experience running against a stacked field at the Santa Barbara 9 Ni…
 
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…
 
When most people try to improve as a kitesurfer...or in any sport for that matter...they have a tendency to focus on the technical stuff, the minutiae of how you do something, in kitesurfing this could be where you place your hands on the bar, how far down or upwind you direct the board etc... This type of knowledge has it's place, but there is som…
 
“The sport is called trail running. It’s not called trail racing. So let’s go on the trails and find stuff.” Guillaume Arthus is a French ultra-distance trail runner, explorer and video maker who has run all over the world including the Grand Canyon and Barkley Marathons. Hear his story of crossing the Alps and the making of his documentary Via Alp…
 
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…
 
For most people reaching 40 signifies it's time to start dialling back those sports they love. Especially ones like kitesurfing which place a lot of strain on the body. This is not only tragic, it's totally unnecessary and counter productive to their health in general. In this workshop I guide you through how you can ensure you can not only continu…
 
“Pretty much every protest that has happened in the last 4 years, I was there.” Tyler Tomasello is a runner and a photo journalist who was in Washington DC for the Biden inauguration. Hear why capturing moments through photography is important. Tyler also chats with Luis about being inspired to run long distances after reading the book Born To Run.…
 
Every day, we spend an average of 20,000 breaths with 11,000 litres of air, primarily made with subconscious effort. If you want better health, changing your breathing technique probably isn’t the first option that comes to mind. We don’t even think about it; we don’t pay attention to how we do it. But it turns out that how you breathe has far-reac…
 
“And so if you’ve been coaching for 3 years, you don’t have enough experience. You haven’t seen enough weird stuff.” Mike and Tammy Hartman are High School teachers and coaches. They discuss what it’s like to be a teacher and what it takes to be a High School athlete and a coach. Hear about Mike’s near death experience when he suffered a heart atta…
 
No one is exempted from exposure to environmental pollutants. While this may sound worrying, there are steps, backed with scientific and empirical evidence, to rid our bodies of these harmful pollutants. However, there is still a lot of misinformation about detoxification that we need to uncover. In this episode, Dr Bryan Walsh discusses the common…
 
“I knew I didn’t want the quintessential American Dream, white picket fence, C-level job and retirement.” Chris Clemens is a distance runner and world traveler who joins Luis from Thailand. He shares his love of McDonalds, Rotary Clubs, and how he got started running. Chris also chats about life in Thailand and some of his upcoming goals. Support R…
 
Have you ever done something without knowing why you connect to it so much? That was how it happened for Tiffanee Cook. Coming into the world of boxing and fitness, a world full of people who have stories and reasons behind their drive, she felt like she was the only one who didn’t have a ‘story’. Tiffanee soon discovered, however, that finding you…
 
“It dawned on us that what we were doing was combining two of our loves and passions, history and trail running.” Tim Twietmeyer, Elke Reimer, Jennifer Hemmen, and Bob Crowley make up the group known as the Forlorn Hope Expedition Team. Hear the history and the experiences of retracing this historical trek 100 miles from Donner Lake to Johnson’s Ra…
 
“If I’m going for anything big, I’ve learned to hone that positive energy.” Camille Herron is American ultramarathon runner and Guinness Book World Record holder for running a marathon in a superhero costume. She is known for running with her hair down, eating tacos and having a positive attitude. Camille talks about her goal to win Western States …
 
“I think of myself as the patron saint of the back of the pack.” John Vanderpot Has More DNFs Than Most People Have Starts. John has completed 238 races in a 10 year span. Learn how he moved from wrestling to running long distances, his life as a high school English teacher, stories from the Born To Run Ultramarathon, and his like and dislikes abou…
 
“If you want to do a race like that, you need to be in the best shape of your life when you get in and then you need to be like even in the bester shape of your life.” Alan Abbs and Beverley Abbs are well accomplished distance runners. While drinking beer, they discuss their experiences with the Barkley Marathons, Heart of the South race, Eco Chall…
 
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…
 
“One thing I will say with the trail and mountain running family, it is that. It’s a family. It’s very welcoming and safe space.” Nancy Hobbs is the Executive Director of the American Trail Running Association (ATRA). Learn how she got started in running, what trails she runs in Colorado, how ATRA started, and her love for baking. Support Road Dog …
 
In this fast-paced world, it seems the only way to move forward is to push harder and harder. But where is this relentless rat’s race taking us? Never has there been a higher prevalence of chronic disease and mental health disorders globally. If we want to change this dynamic, we must understand that rest, recovery and effective stress management a…
 
“I’ll go through magazines and if I see somebody wearing our socks I’ll reach out or if I see somebody that’s had a bad experience, I feel like I can help.” Martin Hernandez is an accomplished distance runner from the California Central Coast. He is the Speciality Sales Manager at Drymax Sports. In this episode, Luis and Martin talk about small tow…
 
We’ve got Jake Ellenberger back in the studio to talk about one of his favorite topics…table games at the casino. One of Jon O’s favorite Tik Tok creators joins us on this episode as well, Chai! Chai is a dealer at a Las Vegas Casino and has countless stories about big gamblers, big tippers, and angry players. Our new buddy Mike Meza from Limitless…
 
Whether you are a beginner or experienced ultramarathon runner, you need to be well-prepared for every run you do. Ultra running has its bright side — the uplifting community, the sense of accomplishment, and the goals of becoming stronger. However, there are certain risks involved in the sport, and as an athlete, you need to keep yourself informed…
 
“Cannabis for me, I’ll use it before I run and after I run for recovery. I’m not opposed to using CBD for recovery and THC for mental health.” Chris Andrews is an architectural engineering student at Cal Poly, an eagle scout and a bad ass trail runner. Talks about dealing with depression and setting the FKT Los Padres Traverse. Gabriel Zavala is a …
 
Have you ever felt that you are not doing enough and not achieving enough? It may be easier to look at our current situation and feel sorry about ourselves but rest assured that everything is part of the process. Growth means doing things one step at a time and taking ownership of our situation and life. In this episode, Geoffrey Woo interviews Lis…
 
#mondaymotivation Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker Nick Royer joins us in studio. Nick shares his rags to riches story and you don’t wanna miss it. This guy is as inspirational as they come and he’s an open book. Be sure to follow all of us on IG: Nick Royer: https://www.instagram.com/newviewnick/ Action Junkeez: https://www.instagram.com/acti…
 
“Yo soy para el pueblo. I’m for the people. That’s why god gave me this opportunity to sing and give myself and give what he gave me to the people.” Josue Hernandez is a prolific soloist who performs mariachi and other forms of Mexican music. Learn about the rich history and difference between Mariachi, Banda, and Norteño music. Hear how Josue has …
 
Contrary to popular belief, optimum nutrition is not one-size-fits-all. What works for others may not work for you. Our body type is dictated by genes that we cannot change. What we can do is tailor our exercise and diet so that our genes respond and are expressed the way they are supposed to. This week, Neil joins me to explain how to personalise …
 
“Once you make the decision not to stop, there’s really just one thing to do, and that’s to go forward.” Rob DeCou is the Executive Producer and Co-Founder at Lux Virtual. He is also a ultra-endurance athlete. In this episode, Luis chats with Rob about his experience completing the grueling Uberman Triathlon. Support Road Dog Podcast by: 1. Joining…
 
Exercise gives our body a physical and mental boost. It’s good stress, but it’s stress nonetheless. Thus, doing a running warm-up before an interval run or training is integral to get the most benefits out of running. Neil joins me in this episode to explain the steps in preparing for a running workout. We emphasise the importance of setting your m…
 
“Oh my god! This is like a little speak easy night club back here.” Danny George is one of the founders of The Old Town Market Backroom Jam. Danny is a longtime Orcutt resident, landscaper, and sometimes beautifier of public spaces in Orcutt, CA. Join Luis as he jams along with local musicians and learns a little history and maybe a few new chords …
 
Sepsis is a massive health issue worldwide. According to WHO, nearly 50 million people get sepsis every year, killing 11 million. Here in New Zealand, one in five ICU patients dies because of it. Thus, raising awareness about the role of vitamin C in sepsis can help save lives. Dr Anitra Carr joins us in this episode to expand our understanding of …
 
“What makes one song different from the next is usually in the melody and I find melody in words.” Adam Lopez is an American roots musician who lives in Nashville. Hear how Adam got his start in music, how running inspires songs, and who are his biggest musical influences. Adam shares his latest album with Luis entitled Vol. 1 The Love We Were Born…
 
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…
 
“My mask would be off, tongues would be in my mouth, I mean they don’t care about social distancing or any of that.” Samantha O’Brien works at the San Diego Humane Society. Hear why some dogs end up in a shelter, stories about senior dogs, and organizations that are doing good. Patrick Sweeney runs us through an experience of running with donkeys a…
 
#poker #action #trucking We got two podcast first timers on the show today, but don't think for a minute you aren't going to love this episode! The Poker Gypsy is a poker cash game pro and he also lives on an 18 Wheeler and travels all over the country. He tells us some insane stories about life on the Big Rig! We also have The Pint Sized Warriors …
 
Ascorbic acid or vitamin C is a known antioxidant. Clinicians have conducted numerous studies to discover its role and effectiveness on life-threatening diseases such as sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), cancer and COVID-19. Dr Alpha 'Berry' Fowler joins us in this episode to share his work on vitamin C and its role in improving t…
 
“I guess that’s the fun of it because there’s no end. There’s never a perfect race, you’re never finished.” Jon Sabes becomes the interviewer in this Episode. Jon is the Chief Executive Officer at FOXO BioScience. Recorded at Telescope Peek in Death Valley, Jon interviews Luis Escobar. They chat about the beginnings of the Road Dog Podcast, Western…
 
The battle against cancer has been ongoing for hundreds of years now. But recently, interest in using vitamin C to improve outcomes for cancer patients has been growing. And the results of these various studies look promising. Biochemist and medical researcher Professor Margreet Vissers joins us in this episode to explain her current research on vi…
 
“I’ve seen a little of everything, by the way, I don’t know what I haven’t seen in the way of somebody dying.” Badwater Ben Jones is a retired medical Dr. born in 1932. Ben has birthed more than 1,000 babies, performed 2,000 autopsies, and run 133 marathons. Also known as the Mayor of Badwater, he is a three-time Badwater Ultramarathon finisher, hu…
 
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