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The Modern Cavemen

The Modern Cavemen

By Primal Goods Co.
Join two explorers on a ruthless mission to find the best ways to live a long, joyful and meaningful life. Matt Carruesco and Yoni Shechter dive deep into movement, lifestyle, longevity and purpose.
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#3 Toan Lam – Listen to The Whispers

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#24 Calvin Corzine – Motivated by the Feeling of Falling Behind
Calvin Corzine (@calvmonster) is a yoga teacher who grew up surrounded by a community submerged in yoga. An athlete from an early age, sports held center focus. Calvin’s love for sports continues–he’s a die hard Lakers fan who never shies from excitement in the physical world, surfing, practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and pilates. Calvin has more than 500 hours of training with some of the best teachers in the world, including Vinnie Marino, Jenny Aurthur, Jesse Schein, Sharath Jois, and many more. This intentional, rigorous training has greatly influenced his well-rounded teaching style, which is a distinct blend of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Iyengar. In this episode, we talk to Calvin about his journey into yoga, his rigorous training regimen and the motivation behind it - related to both a heart condition and the mindset of falling behind, how he came up with his ice bath rants, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni P.S. Excuse the audio quality. We’ve had a technical issue. Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany.
01:11:10
September 25, 2019
#23 Erika Gasztonyi – Developing Femininity Through Strength
Erika Gasztonyi (@erika.gasztonyi) is a handstand specialist, strength & conditioning coach, and a body image role model for young women. In this episode, we talk to Erika about how strength training doesn’t necessarily make you bulky (especially women), how getting physically stronger made Erika more self-confident, and how she helps young women with stronger self body image. We also go through Erika’s movement journey, how a recent injury was one of the greatest things that happened to her, her training regimen, the importance of training glutes and core, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany.
01:07:15
September 18, 2019
#22 Matt Cooper – Enhancing Athletic Performance with Psychedelics and Unconventional Training Methods
Matt Cooper (@rewireperformance) is a nutrition consultant, strength & conditioning coach, and sport scientist from California.  Driven by a semi-healthy obsession to explore human performance, Matt spends his time researching, experimenting, doing nerdy things, watching & playing basketball, and building better humans in general off-world in the Compton/Los Angeles Area. Matt works with athletes and individuals - from developmental to professional levels - remotely and in-person to optimize their health, performance, and fitness. He translates research, experience, and human performance technology to design one-stop-shop services and programs that address relevant areas, including nutrition, health, training, sleep, mind/body integration, the nervous system, recovery, and beyond. In this episode, we talk to Matt about how athletes can enhance their performance by microdosing psychedelics, what nutrition protocols he subscribes for athletic performance as well as longevity, what’s cellular pruning, what hidden unconventional training methods he uses to optimize performance, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany.
01:17:58
September 04, 2019
#21 Matt & Yoni – How to Travel Optimally
This is a special episode about how to travel efficiently. Join co-hosts Matt and Yoni on this one-on-one conversation, where they dive into how they plan their travel trips, what’s their pre and post flight routines, how they decide on location and accommodation, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany.
28:05
August 28, 2019
#20 Vishal Kumar – Evolving The Modern Workplace
Vishal Kumar (@coach_vishalkumar) is a health and fitness coach and consultant, and founder of Creative Ape - A new system to evolve the modern workspace.  Vishal has acquired a wide range of education and experiences in the wellness world, including working at corporate wellness, managing fitness gyms, running his own personal training business, and taking on leadership roles with large health clubs. He specializes in rehab, strength training, and movement that is influenced from both from eastern and western systems. In this episode, we talk to Vishal about why and how he came up with Creative Ape, how FRC (functional range conditioning) has changed his life, what his training routine looks like, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany.
01:06:41
August 21, 2019
#19 Roop Sihota – From Unconscious to Conscious Living
Roop Sihota, DPT (@roopsihota) is Director of Performance & Rehab at San Francisco Crossfit (@sfcf) and Movement & Mobility Specialist at MobilityWOD (@mobilitywod). A self-proclaimed movement junkie, Roop focuses on a holistic approach to health, incorporating sleep habit training, stress management, dietary considerations, time-restricted eating directed towards improving blood markers, and appropriate supplementation. In this episode, we talk to Roop about how to find true moderation in life, how he helped his family members mitigate diabetes, how his fasting protocols play a big part in his nutrition, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany.
01:15:21
August 14, 2019
#18 Michael Puente – What Would You Teach The World?
Michael Puente is the Founder of Lessons Lived, a platform with a purpose to collect and catalog the lessons of every person’s unique life and disseminate those lessons for humanity's betterment. Michael is also about to release two podcast shows: ‘Lessons Lived Podcast’ and ‘Visionary Spaces, Psychedelics, Creativity and Play’. In this episode, we talk to Michael about how and why he came up with the concept for Lessons Lived, how plant medicine has changed his life, and much more. If you want to learn more about Lessons Lived watch this 13 min intro video.  Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany
01:12:12
August 07, 2019
#17 Matt & Yoni – A Daily Routine Will Make You Happier
This is a special episode about the power of routines. Join co-hosts Matt and Yoni on this one-on-one conversation, where they dive into the importance of a daily routine, and get into the nitty gritty details of Matt’s comprehensive daily routine. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany
32:54
July 31, 2019
#16 Chris Rodriguez – How Movement Leads to Belonging
Chris Rodriguez (@crodriguez_dancefitness) is Founder of Chris Rodriguez Movement & Coaching. He is a passionate life coach, personal trainer and dance instructor who specializes in corporate wellness.  Growing up in inner-city New Jersey movement, rhythm and dance gave Chris a framework which helped him to maneuver through an environment that was heavily influenced by gang violence giving Chris a desire to help empower people to grow. Continuously learning from his childhood experiences, his research and interactions with his students, Chris’s foundational teaching philosophy is that “Movement gives us a language to better connect with ourselves and each other, so let’s move together, never away.” In this episode, we talk to Chris about how humans find connection and a sense of belonging through movement, how dancing helps people connect with themselves both physically and emotionally, how movement culture plays a role in his personal journey, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany. Link in bio.
01:01:17
July 24, 2019
#15 Elena Hudan – Healing Humans With Magic Hands
Elena Hudan (@elenahudan) is a human improver, healer, body worker, ortho-bionomist, reiki practitioner, massage therapist, crossfit coach at San Francisco CrossFit (@sfcf), and more. In short, she has magic hands that can heal people, and magic powers have been running in her family for centuries. In this episode, we talk to Elena about what goes on during her energy work, how she uncovered her healing powers, her mind-blowing experiences with ayahuasca, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany.
01:13:07
July 17, 2019
#14 Troy Casey – President of Planet Earth 2020
Troy Casey, a.k.a. Certified Health Nut (@certifiedhealthnut), is a leading longevity authority who has successfully restored physical, mental and emotional balance to clients who have failed with all other systems. His unique holistic approach uses simple, nature-based philosophies that are accessible and intuitive. His vision for clean, air, water, soil and equitable systems for all mankind in his lifetime drives his passionate work for personal and planetary wellness. Troy also leads men’s group retreats called Man.Tribe (@man.tribe). In this episode, we learn about Troy’s fascinating life story, and dive into how to improve longevity via juicing and fasting, why travel is so important for your growth as a human, what’s going on behind the scenes of society, and a lot more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany.
01:14:45
July 10, 2019
#13 Emilía Rún – What's Kundalini Yoga
Emilía Rún (@emiliarun) is the Chef and Founder of Shanti Kitchen (@shantikitchen) in Venice, CA, a paleo, plant-based and keto-friendly cake and catering service. She is also a mindfulness and kundalini teacher at RUNGA (@rungalife), where she guides participants in kundalini yoga and insight meditation, teaching self-compassion as the path to ultimate freedom. An autoimmune diagnosis at age 12 brought Emilía onto a path of self-healing, both physically and spiritually. Today, she focuses on gut health and a low-sugar, plant-based diet with intermittent fasting as a powerful healing modality.  In this episode, we talk to Emilía about kundalini yoga, mindfulness, RUNGA retreats, how she healed herself by experimenting with food, how a near-death experience changed her life, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany.
01:14:46
July 03, 2019
#12 Ra – How to Live in Tune With Earth
 Ra is creator of Kriya of The Week and Practice of The Day. You may also recognize him as a former athlete known as Ronnie Teasdale. He has a wide background in all things health related. Ra participated in 6 CrossFit Regionals, owned a gym in Los Angeles, trained for the circus, became a yogi, got certified as kundalini teacher, and is currently a student of all things life (and beyond). In this episode, we talk to Ra about kundalini yoga, nutrition, living in tune with earth, the unknown worlds in our dreams, why he changed his name to Ra, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni   Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany.
01:47:33
June 27, 2019
#11 Gina M. Florio – Movement, Mindset, and Strong Character
 Gina M. Florio is a multi-certified trainer and movement coach. She graduated from Harvard University and taught and traveled all over the world before settling in San Francisco. A former wellness editor for major media publications, Gina left behind the office world to help others lead a healthier, happier lifestyle. She helps clients manage pain and get stronger, improve their daily habits, and enjoy a clean whole foods diet. Gina is a student of Johnny Sapinoso and the Ido Portal Method. In this episode, we talk to Gina about her training journey into movement culture and jiu-jitsu, the pitfalls of of today’s education system and society norms, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany.
01:43:60
June 19, 2019
#10 Wallis Winder – Starseed - The Superfood from The Amazon You Haven't Heard Of
Wallis Winder is founder and CEO of Starseed®, a socially and environmentally responsible operation integrating a network of organic farms and a certified state of the art manufacturing facility to offer the cleanest, purest, most unique and powerful products from the Amazon. In this episode, we talk to Wallis about how he and his co-founder found Sacha Inchi, which is the seed of a star fruit, and one of the most nutrient dense superfoods in the Amazon. We talk about different benefits of the plant and different ways to use it, as well as how they built an operation that makes a positive impact on earth and humans. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany
29:42
June 12, 2019
#9 Matt & Yoni – PaleoFX 2019 Wrapup
Join co-hosts Matt and Yoni on this one-on-one conversation, where they wrap up their experience at PaleoFX 2019, and go off on a few tangents. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany
53:32
June 05, 2019
#8 Adan Perez – What to Look For in CBD
Adan Perez is founder of Sativa Depot, a CBD and cannabis education platform and an e-commerce store.  In this episode, we talk to Adan how CBD affects the body, what to look for in CBD quality, the science of CBD extractions, Adan’s favorite CBD brands, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany
30:14
May 29, 2019
#7 Nicoya Hecht – Why Spring Water is Good For You
Nicoya Hecht is co-founder of Rising Springs SPC (Social Purpose Corporation), a small family-owned business founded in 2015. The family has deep Idaho roots, a long history of water conservation, and stewards the Rising Springs source and surrounding land. A close-knit team whose sole purpose is to protect and responsibly share Rising Springs in its most pure form. In this episode, we talk to Nicoya about why spring water is good for you, water as an antioxidant, water conservation, water alkalinity, and more on water. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany
36:39
May 22, 2019
#6 Thaddeus Owen – How to Protect Yourself from EMF and Blue Light
Thaddeus Owen is co-founder of PrimalHacker, an online platform designed to help others transform their health. He is a self-experimenter with a passion for researching, testing, reviewing and providing actionable advice to others in the field of health, longevity and cognitive enhancement. Thaddeus also helps others through direct health coaching and personal training. He has a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition, he’s a certified Bulletproof Coach from the first ever class of coaches, holds a personal training certification, a nutrition certification, and studied chemical engineering a long time ago. In this episode, we talk to Thaddeus about why you need to protect yourself from EMF and how you can do so, when and how to protect yourself from blue light, when you need to expose yourself to the sun, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany
49:17
May 16, 2019
#5 Mark England – Upgrade Your Language, Upgrade Your Life
For over a decade, Mark England has professionally coached thousands of clients around the world using the power of words and stories. He holds a BA in business and a Master’s in Education. Mark is the co-founder of Procabulary, a platform that builds practical tools to help individuals and organizations achieve their goals through the power of words. Recently, he launched a new course called Enlifted, “The ultimate mindset program for strength athletes.” In this episode, we talk to Mark about how to empower yourself with conscious language, how language can impact your physical body and emotional health, what words you want to avoid using, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni Brought to you by @primalgoodscompany
48:11
May 08, 2019
#4 Joshua Lundell – Live in Your Genius
Joshua Lundell is a yoga teacher at Baptiste Yoga SF, Tier 2 Certified Baptiste Educator, E-RYT200/RYT-500,  Levels 1, 2 and 3 with Baptiste Institute, Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisting, and FIT to Lead participant. In this episode, we talk to Joshua about the science of flow, noble silence, dream journaling, yoga, meditation, discipline, daily routine, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni
02:24:46
April 22, 2019
#3 Toan Lam – Listen to The Whispers
Toan Lam is a former TV reporter, PBS co-host, current university instructor, motivational speaker and founder of the nonprofit Go Inspire Go. His work has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” CNN, Disney & Hallmark Channels, Yahoo and more. In this episode, we talk to Toan about lifestyle design, setting intentions, being in tune with your spirit, making an impact, and much more. Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni
01:42:02
April 22, 2019
#2 Jesse Jacobs – How to Empty Your Mind
Jesse Jacobs is the Founder of Samovar Tea, the Bay Area's iconic tea brand. In this episode, we talk to Jesse about yoga, meditation, tea, vipassana, The Ido Portal Method, the Sattvik hour, various ways to empty your mind, and much more. "Samovar is an alternate reality. A place where we can step out of the rat race. A place where we invite people to slow down, to inhabit the present moment, to disconnect in order to connect." Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni
02:35:41
April 22, 2019
#1 Welcome to The Modern Cavemen
Welcome to The Modern Cavemen! We invite you to join Matt Carruesco and Yoni Shechter — Two explorers on a ruthless mission to live long, joyful and meaningful lives. In each episode, they'll dive deep into movement, lifestyle, longevity and purpose. In this episode, Matt and Yoni discuss the purpose of the show, what it's about, who they are, and more.  Enjoy! - Matt & Yoni
25:24
April 22, 2019