May 31, 2019
Primal Health Coach and extreme health expert Dude Spellings returns to the show for a wide-ranging discussion about his wild and wacky journey to his current highly optimized primal lifestyle. Dude started as state high school distance running champion in Texas, went to corporate couch potato, and then back into the endurance scene with a random marathon performance after a single 21-mile training session to prepare! As Dude returned to enthusiastic endurance training in his 30s, he shockingly gained excess body fat despite his intensive training regimen. This is the so-called Elephant in the Room mentioned at the beginning of the Primal Endurance book. Why do endurance athletes, despite hours of weekly training and attention to sensible eating, struggle with excess body fat? Dude has lived through this ordeal and emerged with groundbreaking insights that you will absolutely love. We talk about the balance between discipline and enjoying life, and the slippery slope of bad habits, how the Maffetone 2-week test (carb restriction) prompted a diet overhaul, and how a chance conversation with Brad at a Speedgolf event 4 years ago convinced him to slow down and emphasize MAF heart rate training.