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The Low Carb Runner Podcast

The Low Carb Runner Podcast

By Michael McKnight
Short discussions to provide insight into all things low carb.
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Drew Manning - Intentionally Gaining 60+ Pounds
Have you ever dealt with sugar addiction? Have you ever had to clean up your diet in an attempt to lose some unwanted weight? Have you ever intentionally gained over 60 pounds? Fitness Trainer Drew Manning joins me and discusses two experiences where he stopped working out, and switched from a Paleo/Keto diet to a Standard American Diet. He did this in an attempt to gain as much weight as possible within a shortened timeframe. Why? To develop more empathy for those that he worked with.  https://fit2fat2fit.com/ @fit2fat2fit
46:40
January 15, 2022
Glucose for Brain Functionality
One of the most common statements I hear to discredit a low carb approach is that you need glucose for brain functionality. While that comment is partially true, there is current data that shows that this is also a myth. In this episode we'll dive into ways that the body adapts to the lack of glucose in the system for brain functionality. Article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK541119/ 
23:56
November 17, 2021
Zach Bitter and Jeff Browning Part 2 - Low Carb Lifestyles
Zach Bitter and Jeff Browning are two icons in endurance world for multiple reasons. One of those reasons is their unique approach to nutrition. Both have been following a low carb approach for over 5 years and have learned a lot of valuable lessons over those years. The truth is, a low carb diet is much more complex than just following a strict keto diet. In part 2 we go through more of the benefits that we've all seen by following this lifestyle, as well as our thoughts on if this way of eating could hypothetically work for everyone. Instagram: @zachbitter @gobroncobilly Website: (https://zachbitter.com/) (https://gobroncobilly.com)
45:35
March 03, 2021
Zach Bitter and Jeff Browning Part 1 - Low Carb Lifestyles
Zach Bitter and Jeff Browning are two icons in endurance world for multiple reasons. One of those reasons is their unique approach to nutrition. Both have been following a low carb approach for over 5 years and have learned a lot of valuable lessons over those years. The truth is, a low carb diet is much more complex than just following a strict keto diet. In part 1 we go through the benefits that we've all seen by following this lifestyle, as well as what a typical day of eating looks like for us. Part 2 will be released next week! Instagram: @zachbitter @gobroncobilly Website: (https://zachbitter.com/) (https://gobroncobilly.com)
40:46
February 10, 2021
Zach Bitter - Adaptation
Zach Bitter, who holds multiple world records in the running world, joins us to discuss nutrition and his love for endurance running.  Zach shares his thoughts on fat adaptation, how he is constantly tweaking his diet, and how nutrition and performance need to be looked at on an individual level.  We finally discuss what Zach's final thoughts are before he heads out to go after yet another record at the Desert Solstice Track Invitational this weekend.  Enjoy! Instagram: @zachbitter Website: https://zachbitter.com/ Podcast: Human Performance Outliers (https://zachbitter.com/hpo) *Zach references three guests to listen to on his podcast.  Dr. Dan Plews, Dr. Mike Nelson, and Alan Couzens*
01:15:18
December 08, 2020
Maggie Guterl - The Fall of F8
Meet Maggie Guterl.  Full-time employee for Tailwind Nutrition, and winner of the 2019 Big Dogs Backyard Ultra.  In this episode we talk about the highs and lows of Maggie's running career, as well as why she is so attracted to extra hard races.   instagram: @maggatronruns website: http://www.maggatron.com/
01:00:05
October 30, 2020
Ray Zahab - Smoker to Adventurer
When you see someone running hundreds to thousands of miles across Deserts and Frozen Tundras, the last thing you typically consider is how they used to be a "pack a day" smoker.  From dropping out of school, to quitting cigarettes, Ray Zahab is now doing things that most people would call crazy.  Instagram: @rayzahab Website: rayzahab.com Non Profit: impossible2possible
51:43
October 21, 2020
Dax Hock and Ben Light - Addiction
Is it possible to be too addicted to running?  The three of us discuss the concept of addiction to running and how so many runners struggle with taking time off.   Dax Hock: rhythmjuice.com Ben Light: @ultralight007
58:06
October 16, 2020
Courtney Dauwalter - Colorado Trail
Courtney Dauwalter, one of the most recognizable names in the ultra running world, talks with us about her experiences on the Colorado Trail.  We also go over her first 100 mile race experience and why she chose to not give up on the 100 mile distance. Instagram: @courtneydauwalter
41:21
September 30, 2020
Brian Beckstead
Brian Beckstead, one of the founders of Altra footwear, shares with us why he wanted to create a shoe company at the young age of 27.  We also dive into some of the struggles he faced in the early stages, as well as "the moment" when he knew that Altra was going to make it.   Instagram: @brian_altra
33:22
September 02, 2020
Jeff Browning
Accomplished ultra runner Jeff Browning shares with us the key to his longevity in the sport, as well as how he used to view the 100 mile distance as a "one and done" distance. Instagram: @gobroncobilly Twitter: @gobroncobilly Website: https://www.gobroncobilly.com/ Key Phrases:  Western States 100 - The most prestigious ultra races in the country. Strava - Platform for runners and bikers to track their workout data.
33:03
August 27, 2020