RER120 : Special Guest Re-Up – Rick Bentley | Simply Human Podcast | Marathon Training

RER120 : Special Guest Re-Up – Rick Bentley | Simply Human Podcast | Marathon Training

RER120 : Special Guest Re-Up - Rick Bentley | Simply Human Podcast | Marathon Training

Special guest re-up and extended interview with Rick Bentley. We talked about co-hosting the Simply Human Podcast, podcasting, marathon training, and more. Tons of fun! Cheers!


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Ru El’s Running 018 : Featured Guest – America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich – Part 3

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America's Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich. Image courtesy Vinnie Tortorich

America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich. Image courtesy Vinnie Tortorich

Ru El’s Running Podcast’s Special Guest: America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich – Part 3
For the Part 1 & Part 2 episodes of the conversion with Vinnie.
A fitness trainer to Hollywood elite, Ironman triathletes, stay-at-home moms, busy professionals and everyone in between and has been doing it for over thirty years.
Vinnie is cancer survivor and was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2007. So it an extra super duper honer to have him here. Despite Leukemia, Vinnie has been able to kick ass as a fitness trainer, as well as many of other things I’ll mention, and has helped and continues to help many folks along the way.
“Do good work.” – Vinnie Tortorich, approach to success.
Starting in 2012, started a podcast and now a super successful podcaster on his America’s Angriest Trainer Podcast with his lovely and multi talented co-host (The First Lady of Podcasting) Anna Vocino. The podcast is available everywhere:  on his website vinnietortorich.com, iTunes, Stitcher, and apps for both the iPhone and Android devices.
Vinnie is the author of the super successful best selling book Fitness Confidential: Adventures in the Weight Loss Game which was release in June 2013. He is co-writer is Dean Lorey. If you don’t know Dean, as Vinnie would say, Dean runs Hollywood. The book Fitness Confidential is available on paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com.
In 2014, as an entrepreneur, Vinnie successfully launched Pure Vitamin Club with the his close friend Andy Schreiber, the CEO of PVC. Vinnie formulated and with the Andy help offer a pure vitamin multi cap that is free of fillers and potentially harmful additives typically found in most vitamins on the market.
As an athlete, Vinnie was a star football player at Tulane University of Louisiana. Some time after college, Vinnie learned he got pretty could at riding super long and far on bikes and he eventually participated in ultra cycling events  like the  AdventureCORPS’ Furnace Creek 508 which he’s participated numerous times and Vinnie does a fantastic recounting of the 508 in his ‘Lagniappe” section of his best selling book Fitness Confidential.
Thanks Vinnie for joining us on Ru El’s Running Podcast!
Show content:
  • AFFILIATE: Pure Vitamin Club
  • Ru El’s Questions Answered.
  • The dual meaning and significance of “Guam”.
The Interview Questions:
  • What did you have for breakfast? How do you prepare it?
  • What activity are you into to keep you fit? How do you incorporate through your week
  • What motivates you? What keeps you going?
  • What’s your biggest turn off? Pet peeve? How do you deal with them?
  • How do you deal with crap that comes around?
  • What is new for you? What are you coming into and what can we expect from you in the coming future?
  • Do you regret this interview?
  • Would you like to come back to this show?
  • The Weird Question: Ever got intimate with a nun?

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The Final Questions:

Thinking back on your life, pick what you see as a turning point in your history. Maybe a fork or crossroad situation or maybe not. A significant point. Now you have a chance to do the Marty McFly. Sort of. Where you today, have a chance to visit yourself at that turning point of your history.

  • What would that moment be?
  • And for a 30 secs what would you tell your younger self?
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Killer Intro & Outro Music:

Artist/Song: Luzius Stone / Fire In The Sky.

Ru El’s Running 015 : Featured Guest – America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich – Part 2

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America's Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich. Image courtesy Vinnie Tortorich

America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich. Image courtesy Vinnie Tortorich

Ru El’s Running Podcast’s Special Guest: America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich – Part 2
For the Part 1 episode of the conversion with Vinnie, go here.
  
“See the clay. Shoot the clay.” – Vinnie Tortorich, approach to life.
A fitness trainer to Hollywood elite, Ironman triathletes, stay-at-home moms, busy professionals and everyone in between and has been doing it for over thirty years.
Vinnie is cancer survivor and was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2007. So it an extra super duper honer to have him here. Despite Leukemia, Vinnie has been able to kick ass as a fitness trainer, as well as many of other things I’ll mention, and has helped and continues to help many folks along the way.
Starting in 2012, started a podcast and now a super successful podcaster on his America’s Angriest Trainer Podcast with his lovely and multi talented co-host (The First Lady of Podcasting) Anna Vocino. The podcast is available everywhere:  on his website vinnietortorich.com, iTunes, Stitcher, and apps for both the iPhone and Android devices.
Vinnie is the author of the super successful best selling book Fitness Confidential: Adventures in the Weight Loss Game which was release in June 2013. He is co-writer is Dean Lorey. If you don’t know Dean, as Vinnie would say, Dean runs Hollywood. The book Fitness Confidential is available on paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com.
In 2014, as an entrepreneur, Vinnie successfully launched Pure Vitamin Club with the his close friend Andy Schreiber, the CEO of PVC. Vinnie formulated and with the Andy help offer a pure vitamin multi cap that is free of fillers and potentially harmful additives typically found in most vitamins on the market. 
As an athlete, Vinnie was a star football player at Tulane University of Louisiana. Some time after college, Vinnie learned he got pretty could at riding super long and far on bikes and he eventually participated in ultra cycling events  like the  AdventureCORPS’ Furnace Creek 508 which he’s particpated numerous times and Vinnie does a fantastic recounting of the 508 in his ‘Lagniappe” section of his best selling book Fitness Confidential.
Thanks Vinnie for joining us on Ru El’s Running Podcast!
Show content:
  • AFFILIATE: Pure Vitamin Club
  • Fitness Confidential Bookcover story
  • Triple signed copy story
  • #NSNG Logo & T-shirt story
  • NSNG L.A. Meet Up
  • Vinnie’s Mantra & Approach to Life:
    • “See the bird. Shoot the bird”
    • “See the clay. Shoot the clay.”
    • “See the ball carrier. Tackle the ball carrier”
  • Trademarks and such.
  • The super fans
  • Vinnie’s free content
  • About the indispensable & wonderful Wendy!
  • Working with and helping the fans.
  • Podcasting
  • Growth pains of the Vinnie Tortortich No Sugar No Grains FB Group.
  • NSNG related FB groups.
  • Vinnie’s website and forum.
  • The forum is where anyone can go to post a question which Vinnie may use on the listener question podcast.
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Killer Intro & Outro Music:

 

Artist/Song: Luzius Stone / Fire In The Sky.

Ru El’s Running 013 : Featured Guest – America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich – Part 1

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Serena Scott Thomas at the Spirit Awards… Inherent Vice won an award! Image courtesy contactmusic.com

Ru El’s Running Podcast’s Special Guest: America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich
 
A fitness trainer to Hollywood elite, Ironman triathletes, stay-at-home moms, busy professionals and everyone in between and has been doing it for over thirty years.
Vinnie is cancer survivor and was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2007. So it an extra super duper honer to have him here. Despite Leukemia, Vinnie has been able to kick ass as a fitness trainer, as well as many of other things I’ll mention, and has helped and continues to help many folks along the way.
Starting in 2012, started a podcast and now a super successful podcaster on his America’s Angriest Trainer Podcast with his lovely and multi talented co-host (The First Lady of Podcasting) Anna Vocino. The podcast is available everywhere:  on his website vinnietortorich.com, iTunes, Stitcher, and apps for both the iPhone and Android devices.
Vinnie is the author of the super successful best selling book Fitness Confidential: Adventures in the Weight Loss Game which was release in June 2013. He is co-writer is Dean Lorey. If you don’t know Dean, as Vinnie would say, Dean runs Hollywood. The book Fitness Confidential is available on paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com.
America's Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich. Image courtesy Vinnie Tortorich

America’s Angriest Trainer Vinnie Tortorich. Image courtesy Vinnie Tortorich

In 2014, as an entrepreneur, Vinnie successfully launched Pure Vitamin Club with the his close friend Andy Schreiber, the CEO of PVC. Vinnie formulated and with the Andy help offer a pure vitamin multi cap that is free of fillers and potentially harmful additives typically found in most vitamins on the market. 
As an athlete, Vinnie was a star football player at Tulane University of Louisiana. Some time after college, Vinnie learned he got pretty could at riding super long and far on bikes and he eventually participated in ultra cycling events  like the  AdventureCORPS’ Furnace Creek 508 which he’s particpated numerous times and Vinnie does a fantastic recounting of the 508 in his ‘Lagniappe” section of his best selling book Fitness Confidential.
Thanks Vinnie for joining us on Ru El’s Running Podcast!

Follow the show:
 
Killer Intro & Outro Music:

 

Artist/Song: Luzius Stone / Fire In The Sky.
FFF for Fried Food Fridays

FFF for Fried Food Fridays

Fuck Fake Foods

In early 2000s when I did tons of cardio, I felt I could afford to eat crap because of all the exercise I was killing myself with. For lunch on Friday I’d sometimes visit a Asian buffet and do a “Fried Food Friday” and eat yup you guessed…all foods fried. Fried this and fried that. I had no concern about my health because I thought no matter what I ate my workouts were going to cancel it all out, which is bullshit. The types of food I ate at that restaurant started out with fried rice, fried chicken wings, fried noodles, fried shrimps. After that was done, I would go for seconds. It was oh so fun but oh so bad. I definitely would NOT stand to do it these days.

Back then I did a ton of cardio, by way of martial arts. Two days out of the week I trained Filipino Kali, Pencak Silat, and JKD Concepts which occasionally had intense cardio work. However, two to three other days out of the a week was spent on 1-2 hours of cardio specific effort through Muay Thai training and conditioning. Muay Thai is brutal and great at the same time. The level of intensity output was so crazy, that I was literally nauseous before every class knowing full well it was time to die. By the time I had my hands wrapped and I bowed and entered the mat I had gone through my own process of meditation and I was calm and ready for it. The point being, I wasn’t a slouch with exercise. As a matter of fact, I would work myself up so hard that I would feel drained afterwards and that I absolutely and immediately needed to eat to feel better.

Back then I didn’t care about food quality. I drank a lot of diet sodas and occasionally supplemented with a metabolic enhancer/ fat burner capsules and felt nothing was wrong with my diet. I figured exercise was everything and didn’t think about what I was eating. At times I would walk into a Japanese restaurant for a chicken cutlet (chicken katsu) and on top of that add an order of sushi and when combined with the chicken katsu, equated to two meals. My choice of sushi back then was the spicy tuna roll. If it wasn’t Japanese food, then it would be whatever fast food place was available at time after a workout. That place was sometimes the local Burger King. Either way, whether it was Japanese food, which costs more money and significantly fresher and better quality, or if it was just fast and cheap old Burger King, I would go to town consuming all that food right after a workout and get myself super nauseous. So nauseous that I couldn’t lay down. I couldn’t sleep and was so uncomfortable, which made sense because the type of training that I did involved a lot of the things to toughen the body and not just the midsection. So basically getting punished, kicked and stepped on. On top of that the usual circuit training of focus mits, burpees, heavy bag, crunches, shots to the gut, jumping toe touches, standing grappling and redirects, and sparring just to name a few. So if you can imagine, the gut is all twisted, blood has been shunted away from various organs for digestion to support everything else that there was no possible way the body could properly process BK Double Whopper with Cheese with a side of fries and a massive diet soda. Since I didn’t know what my body really needed and being so beat up, I just continued to gobble down all this food and junk in a failed attempt to make me feel better. A lot of times instead, it didn’t help I and never learned. As a result, regardless of how tough my body had become, I never looked like those ripped MMA UFC fighters.

So that was my former self. Caught up in the rat race or trap of not knowing how food quality benefits or how poor food quality damages the overall health and body composition. Now I know better. Despite the occasional long run I partake in, I no longer kill myself in the martial arts. I am living proof that food quality trumps exercise.

What is quality food? Well I can say quality food is NOT fake processed foods. Quality foods are nutrient dense and whole. If the food has sweeteners added to it, I stay away. If the food has whole grains, I stay away. Come on! I’m human and imperfect and I will have some things once in a while. When I do , I accept the consequences of zits, puffy eyes, aching in my body from old injuries. In particular, a repaired shoulder, a previously thrown out back from improper cable rowing, a past twisted knee, and various stupid shit that whacky Bruce Lee wannabes do like punching poured concrete walls. WA-TAH!!

Looking back, if I knew then what I know now about food quality, I probably would’ve seen better results as far as my body composition and my health.

I would have definitely avoided the bad information still prevalent today, which include eat low-fat or non-fat, eat “healthy” whole grains, protein, protein, and more protein, counting calories, and consuming added sweeteners. I would have ignored a lot of bullshit, yet effective, marketing with things like fat burner supplements and replacement shakes. I would eat more healthy fats. I would eat more whole vegetables and fruits. I would moderate my protein. I eat more at home. I would eat till I was satisfied.

By doing so, I would have experienced positive changes much sooner and have suffered less with things like poor skin, acne, migraines, body odor, scalp issues, sluggish energy levels, food cravings, dental issues, and being just plain old fat and any body image issues around all the above things. It seems a whole lifetime of issues that I lived with and dismissed as a normal part of my life and aging. A lifetime of poor health fixed by something so simple. As simple as the four letters in its acronym: “NSNG” (No Sugars, No Grains).

NSNG has been part of my life now for close to three years as a result of the work from Vinnie Tortorich, Anna Vocino, and Dean Lorey. I am infinitely grateful. Now ‘FFF’ stands for Fuck Fake Foods!

If you are interested in learning what I have about NSNG Lifestyle, a perfect place to start is the book Fitness Confidential (affiliate link) I can’t say enough positive things about the book. So please check it out!

Thanks for reading.

Ru

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