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About Brad Kearns
Brad Kearns, 57, is a New York Times bestselling author, Guinness World Record setting Speedgolfer, #1 ranked USA Masters Track&Field age 55-59 high jumper in 2020, and former US national champion and #3 world-ranked professional triathlete. He has worked with Mark Sisson to promote the Primal Blueprint lifestyle with books, seminars, retreats, and online multimedia educational courses. In 2017, their book, The Keto Reset Diet, became New York Times bestseller, and briefly held the #1 ranked overall bestselling book position on amazon.com.
Brad hosts the award-winning B.rad podcast, covering health, fitness, peak performance, personal growth, happiness, relationships and longevity, with humor and a little spice. Brad's promotes the ideal of pursuing peak performance with passion throughout life: a commitment to age gracefully, preserve passion and competitive intensity throughout life, and have fun along the way.
In 2018, Brad broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest single hole of golf ever played (minimum hole length of 500 yards). Playing with a single club (3-wood) and sprinting full speed between shots, Brad played a 503-yard hole at Woodley Lakes (Van Nuys, CA) in 1 minute, 38 seconds, scoring a birdie four (Search YouTube For "Brad Kearns Speedgolf World Record"). Brad is 4-time top-20 finisher in the World Professional Speedgolf Championships, He placed third in the 2017 California Professional Speedgolf Championships, shooting 78 on a championship course in 47 minutes for his best Speedgolf score (adding together strokes and minutes) of 125.
During his nine-year career as a triathlete, Brad was one of the world’s top ranked professionals, amassing 30 wins worldwide on the pro circuit. Career highlights include a remarkable streak of seven victories in a row ('91-'92), a world duathlon series championship, two national triathlon championships, and a #3 world ranking in 1991. Brad is the last American professional male in to place in the top-5 in the ITU World Championships (1992) and still holds the Hawaii Ironman 24&under age division American record at 8:57 (1989).
In 2022 at age 57, Brad high jumped 5'1" (1.54m) to top the early-season USA Masters Rankings and reach a #3 world ranking. In 2016 at the age of 51, Brad high jumped a best of 5'4" (1.63m) at a practice session. At age 50, he ran a 400-meter time trial in 59.8. - running in the 50s, in his 50s!
Brad hosts numerous online multimedia educational courses at BradKearns.com. He lives at Lake Tahoe, Nevada with wife Elizabeth, and likes to take a daily cold plunge, either in his chest freezer (search YouTube for Brad Kearns Chest Freezer Cold Plunge), or in the frigid lake in wintertime.
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When you go keto, you will reset your metabolism for effortless fat loss using a targeted ketogenic diet of high fat, low-to-moderate protein, low-carb foods, and complementary lifestyle practices that help optimise metabolic and hormonal functions. Unlike other ketogenic plans, Sisson first teaches readers the real secret to rapid and sustained weight loss, which is in becoming ‘fat-adapted’ before entering full nutritional ketosis. This process allows your body to learn to burn fat more efficiently, resulting in increased and sustained weight loss over the long-term. It takes as little as 21-days to reprogram your metabolism to burn fat for fuel, by ditching processed grains, sugars, and refined vegetable oils in favour of nutrient-dense, high fat, primal/paleo foods – and you'll see immediate results. Next, you'll fine-tune with Intermittent Fasting and then foray into full ketogenic eating for a further weight loss boost and improved health. In this way, you will achieve the highest level of what Sisson calls metabolic flexibility – the key to health, weight control, and longevity. With The Keto Reset Diet, you can eat to total satisfaction by enjoying rich, high-satiety foods, and even weather occasional slip-ups with high carb treats or undisciplined vacation binges and not go into a tailspin. Instead, you can quickly recalibrate back to fat-adaptation, and use keto as a lifelong tool to stay trim, healthy, energetic, and free from the disastrous health conditions caused by the high carb, high insulin producing modern diet.
With step-by-step guidance, daily meal plans and a recipe section with over 100 delicious keto-friendly recipes, this is the definitive guide to help the keto-beginner or the experienced health enthusiast understand the what, why, and how to succeed with ketogenic eating.
Are you sick and tired of struggling through regimented diets that work for a minute and then become unsustainable? Are you confused about the changing fads and ongoing controversy over what’s healthy and what’s not? It’s time to embrace a simple, scientifically validated plan that transcends gimmicks and avoids the stress of regimented macros and mealtimes.
Health and fitness expert Mark Sisson presents a comprehensive lifestyle approach based on the principles of intermittent fasting. He’ll teach you how to gracefully burn body fat while keeping your energy, focus, and positive attitude.
In TWO MEALS A DAY, you’ll implement an eating style that’s incredibly nourishing and easy to adhere to for a lifetime, dial-in a winning fitness routine, prioritize recovery, and learn powerful strategies for overcoming self-limiting beliefs and behaviors. When you’re ready to level up, you’ll implement some cutting-edge techniques to achieve stunning body composition breakthroughs. Packed with forty-two delicious meals in a variety of categories, TWO MEALS A DAY has everything you need to hit the ground running and pursue enjoyable and lasting lifestyle transformation.
Readers will come to understand the Four Pillars of Longevity: Diet, Fitness, Mental Flexibility, and Rest and Restoration, learning best practices to slow the ageing process.
Then they will carry out a 21-day Biological Clock Reset, with action items complete each day from each of the four pillars (including dietary practices, journal exercises, movement and routines, and rejuvenation practices) and develop a morning routine that promotes healthy living.
Mark's meal plans detail what to eat for every decade of life, how to reduce carbs and increase protein intake as you age, and how to turbo charge your metabolism for increased energy, appetite, cognitive function, and stabilised mood. Specifically targeted for the nutrition and lifestyle needs at each stage of life, this book brings and entirely new facet to the ketogenic eating trend.
The book includes 80 recipes and a 16-page colour insert.
Primal Endurance shakes up the status quo and challenges the overly stressful, ineffective conventional approach to endurance training. While marathons and triathlons are wildly popular and bring much gratification and camaraderie to the participants, the majority of athletes are too slow, continually tired, and carry too much body fat respective to the time they devote to training. The prevailing “chronic cardio” approach promotes carbohydrate dependency, overly stressful lifestyle patterns, and ultimately burnout.
Mark Sisson, author of the 2009 bestseller, The Primal Blueprint, and de-facto leader of the primal/paleo lifestyle movement, expertly applies primal lifestyle principles to the unique challenge of endurance training and racing. Unlike the many instant and self-anointed experts who have descended upon the endurance scene in recent years, Sisson and his co-author/business partner Brad Kearns boast a rich history in endurance sports. Sisson has a 2:18 marathon and 4th place Hawaii Ironman finish to his credit, has spearheaded triathlon’s global anti-doping program for the International Triathlon Union, and has coached/advised leading professional athletes, including Olympic triathlon gold and silver medalist Simon Whitfield and Tour de France cyclist Dave Zabriskie. Under Sisson’s guidance, Kearns won multiple national championships in duathlon and triathlon, and rose to a #3 world triathlon ranking in 1991.
Primal Endurance applies an all-encompassing approach to endurance training that includes primal-aligned eating to escape carbohydrate dependency and enhance fat metabolism, building an aerobic base with comfortably paced workouts, strategically introducing high intensity strength and sprint workouts, emphasizing rest, recovery, and an annual periodization, and finally cultivating an intuitive approach to training instead of the usual robotic approach of fixed weekly workout schedules. When you “go Primal” as an endurance athlete, you can expect to enjoy these and other benefits in short order:
- Easily reduce excess body fat and keep it off permanently, even during periods of reduced training
- Perform better by reprogramming your genes to burn fat and spare glycogen during sustained endurance efforts
- Avoid overtraining, burnout, illness, and injury by improving your balance of stress and rest, both in training and everyday life
- Spend fewer total hours training and get more return on investment with periodized and purposeful workout patterns
- Have more fun, be more spontaneous, and break free from the pull of the obsessive/compulsive mindset that is common among highly motivated, goal-oriented endurance athletes
- Have more energy and better focus during daily life instead of suffering from the “active couch potato syndrome,” with cumulative fatigue from incessant heavy training makes you lazy and sluggish
Primal Endurance is about slowing down, balancing out, chilling out, and having more fun with your endurance pursuits. It’s about building your health through sensible training patterns, instead of destroying your health through chronic training patterns. While it might be hard to believe at first glance, you can actually get faster by backing off from the overly aggressive and overly regimented “Type-A” training approach that prevails in today’s endurance community. Primal Endurance will show you how, every step of the way.
Mark Sisson—author of the bestseller The Primal Blueprint and forefather of the ancestral health movement—unveiled his groundbreaking new lifestyle approach in Two Meals A Day, showing readers how to master their metabolic flexibility and reap the incredible benefits of intermittent fasting. Now, in the TWO MEALS A DAY COOKBOOK, Sisson will help you implement this eating style with nourishing recipes and a plan that is easy to adhere to for a lifetime.
The profound benefits of intermittent fasting are scientifically validated and undisputed, including:
- Encouraging cellular repair
- Facilitating fat burning
- Strengthening your body's defenses against disease
- Boosting memory retention
- Improving heart rate and blood pressure
TWO MEALS A DAY COOKBOOK includes delicious, nutrient-rich recipes in a variety of categories, all to assist you in gracefully burning fat all while maintain energy, focus, and mood stability. With over 100 mouth-watering recipes, it’s the ultimate addition to any recipe collection for anyone looking to make an enjoyable and lasting lifestyle transformation.
How To Improve Your Triathlon Time helps athletes of all levels make the best training decisions, protect health in pursuit of fitness, evolve from regimentation to intuition, and have more fun while going faster!
A hilarious and irreverent cookbook written just for dudes (like Brad and Brian) who are interesting, successful, confident, and extremely good looking; dudes who like to eat healthy, colorful, creative keto-friendly creations, but are too busy and important to stress over time-consuming, complex recipes. Co-authors Brad Kearns and Brian McAndrew pose as experts to help you swagger into the low carb, moderate protein, high fat ketogenic diet the right way, without the stress and frustration of ordinary keto cookbooks.
While naysayers may criticize keto as a "bacon and butter" fat-fest, and disparage Brad and Brian as a couple of posers trafficking on their sex appeal and athletic prowess instead of their cooking skills, this book emphasizes an incredible array of genius or near-genius level recipes featuring nutritious natural animal foods, colorful vegetables, and other nutrient-dense ingredients that will help optimize gut health, boost immune function, and improve performance on the athletic field, in the bedroom, and at work by three to four levels.
You will be amazed at the creativity these two dudes will inspire in you to become a freakin' kitchen legend in less time and less hassle than you ever dreamed possible before meeting these two dudes. While originally envisioned as a great gift idea for females to give to their favorite dudes, several female recipe testers, photographers, designers and key grips on the project have indicated that they want to keep the book for themselves. Brad and Brian are prepared for viral acceptance by females and agree to show up and rock the house at any ladies book club meeting they are invited to.
Few athletes in any sport have captured our imagination like Tiger Woods. His endless supply of highlight-reel shots and consistent domination of professional golf leave many of us wondering how he does it. Natural talent and a healthy killer instinct are merely the tip of the iceberg for what makes the world's greatest athlete tick. Tiger's unique personality attributes and competitive disposition set him apart from the pack. He is committed to something beyond merely winning; he's committed to the pursuit of personal excellence, and he loves all aspects of it. To truly appreciate and benefit from Tiger's example, look beyond the towering drives and fist-pumping clutch putts: How Tiger Does It goes deeper than any other volume on Tiger to unearth his personality and behavior attributes, showing you how to apply them to your own life. After reading this book, you will be able to
- Adopt a relaxed, fearless approach to competition so you can enter the zone at will
- Achieve peak performance and avoid choking in pressure-filled competitive situations
- Create life circumstances that promote complete focus, efficient time management, and optimum stress/rest balance
- Make work feel like play to realize the highest expression of your talents
- Achieve physical, mental, and emotional balance, maintaining a healthy perspective and positive attitude--win or lose
You'll learn to model Tiger through three success factors--focus, a work-play ethic, and a balanced approach--in the process banishing self-limiting beliefs, balancing killer instinct with a fearless competitive disposition, and objectively evaluating your own performance, regardless of your chosen endeavor. Golfers and nongolfers alike will enjoy an entertaining blend of Tiger anecdotes from his peers on the PGA Tour and respected observers in the media, pointed insights from a rare author who brings a world-class athletic background to his prose, and instructions on putting everything together to create your own success plan.