The Primal Project Podcast

The Primal Project Podcast


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The Primal Project Podcast is a discussion to learn and ask questions about a wide range of topics. With my favorite topics being exercise, diets, military, athletics, functional fitness, triathlons, BJJ, archery, and the outdoors. I get information to the person thats wants to expand their mindset through others experiences and knowledge. My goal is to bring people together so we can be curious, engaging, and adventurous!

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Episode 31 - Casey Smith


Casey Smith is a Neurosomatic Practitioner and owns SarasotaPain Treatment Center. Casey began his formal training at the Florida Collegeof Natural Health where he completed over 1,300 clinical hours and earned his Associates of Science degree in Natural Health with a concentration in AdvancedMassage Techniques. Casey then spent two years as a staff therapist at the St.John-Clark Pain Treatment Center applying and refining the skills he had already attained.

Neurosomatic Practitioner

www.PainfreeSRQ.com

Crones

Diaphragm breathing

Casey's Contact Information

941-960-2096

2389 Ringling Blvd. STE B

Sarasota, FL

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Episode 30 - Phil McDougall


Phil McDougall is a Strength Coach that lives in beautiful sunny San Diego. He is a kettlebell master and has a great respect and outlook on the human body and what it means to be functionally fit! He is originally from Wales and served for the Royal Marines Commando unit 42 Commando, FSG group. We had a blast talking about all things fitness!

Litmus Test

Eye Dominant Test

Eye Drills

Remote Coaching

Phil's Bio

Royal Marines

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Episode 29 - Kiersten Stockton


Kiersten Stockton knows quite a few things about health! Not because she was out looking for it but she absoultly needed it! As you will hear she has many health issues like Lymphocytic Colitis and she has found awesome solutions through natural and alternate heathly ways. She has found recent relieve in the Keto Diet and becoming a Young Living Oils expert.

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IBS

Ningxia Red

Vetiver

Premade sleep roller

Deep relief roller

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Episode 28 - Tom McPartlan


Tom McPartlan is strength coach in the UK that specializes in working with individuals on their specific goals and needs. He is an Ex Police Officer that currently owns LiftOff CrossFit. We had a great conversation about community and public fitness levels, different kind of gyms, training programs and how to work with specific groups and needs.

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Belp Test

HIIT

Shift Work

Energy Systems

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The Athlete System

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Episode 27 - Will Luera


Will Luera joined Florida Studio Theater in 2014 and has appeared in numerous comedy festivals around the world. He has studied improvisation with ImprovOlympic, The Second City, The Annoyance Theater, TheUpright Citizens Brigade, and Keith Johnstone. Will has applied Improvisation to a number of other outlets including Spirituality, Scripted Theater, Technology, Television and Film. Since 2004, Will has served Healing Moments as consultant for Improvisation Education. Also in 2004, Will was the Boston and national winner of PAX-TVs World Cup Comedy. He was also a producer and actor in Strange Faculty, which was accepted to the 2007 New York Television Festival, the 2008 Los Angeles Independent Television Festival and was a winner of the 2008 NBC Comedy Short Cuts competition. He has taught improvisation classes for The United States State Department, Major League Baseball, Google, Thomson Reuters, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Boston College and has directed shows for The Tribe Theater, Another CountryProductions, Longwood Players, The Footlight Club and The Alarm Clock Theater. Since 2013, Will has worked with the MIT Media Lab, Google and the Augmented Reality Community to find ways to integrate comedy and improvisation with cutting edge technology. In 2012, Will received the life-time title of ArtisticDirector Emeritus of ImprovBoston. Will is a globally renowned improv and theater actor, director and instructor that performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

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Sarasota Magazine

UCB Comedy

Will's Blog

Florida Studio Theatre

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Episode 26 - Joe and Melissa Merriken


Joe and Melissa are the owners of "The Hidden Gym" North River Fitness. We talked about the progress of going from gym members, home gym members, to conducting home gym workout classes and seminars. Now they own a fitness facility that is really awesome and unique.

We discussed the difference between CrossFit and what that community is doing now, different gym schedules and managing a family along with it. We had a great talk about periodization and programming and how they have learned as they go. They are a great example of having a dream and growing within and developing smartly!

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North River Fitness

CrossFit

Seaward CrossFit

Street Parking

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Episode 25 - Joanne Villaflor


Joanne is the current Performance Enhancement Dietitian for the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. She was the prior U.S. Army 75th Ranger Regiment Headquarters’ Tactical Dietitian supporting Special Operations Command. She is currently adjunct faculty at Concordia University in Chicago teaching master level courses in exercise and sports nutrition. Joanne has done several TV and news segments, radio and print interviews sharing her passion for performance nutrition and safe supplement use for athletes. She is an active member of the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), Academy ofNutrition and Dietetics (AND), Professionals in Nutrition for Exercise andSport (PINES), and co-chairs the Joint Department of Defense PerformanceNutrition working group under the Food, Nutrition & Dietary Supplements Subcommittee.

 

Joanne’s tenured 17 years of experience started at Baylor University then the University of theIncarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, and is now diligently pursuing a Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance at Concordia. She is a Board Certified Specialistin Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and in Adult Weight Management, Cooper FitnessSpecialist, and TRX and SPINNING program certified. She has completed the International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Nutrition from Lausanne, Switzerland and Level 2 certification as an Anthropometrist with the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry. Her passions involve discovering unique restaurants, bodybuilding competitions, half-marathons, indoor cycling, playing the piano, and traveling.

 

Email: [email protected]

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanne-villaflor-b4384015/

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Episode 24 - Andy Chen


Andy Chen is a native of NYC and currently a physical therapy student at the University of St. Augustine. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelors in Psychology. His hobbies include lifting weights, craft beer, coffee, travelling, hiking, photography, cooking, and playing with my puggle Oliver. He is a competitive powerlifter in USAPL and coach. He currently runs @embrklifestyle which is an IG dedicated to bridging the gap between rehab and performance. His post range from exercises, pain science, motivational content, lifting tips, etc.

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Acute vs. Chronic

Postural Restoration Institute 

Start With Why

Functional Movement Systems

MRI

 

 

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Episode 23 - Trevor Sheasley


Trevor Sheasley is currently an Assistant Sport Performance Coach at Georgetown University as well as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Episcopal High School in Northern Virginia. Prior to Trevor’s current positions he has served in the US Army Reserves, trained clients in the private sector, and managed a fitness program for the Navy’s MWR. Trevor is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelors degree majoring in Exercise Science and ultimately earning his Certified Strength andConditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification. He speaks on his experiences working within the Navy MWR system, the differences you see in leadership/instruction, the importance of our military being cared for appropriately and the joy of working with athletes once again.

 

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Monterey CA Base

NAF vs. GS

Precision Nutrition

7 Way Hips

Reserves Unit: 542nd Quartermaster Company

Position in CNIC: Former Fitness and Sport Director

 

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Episode 22 - Kyla Kerr


Kyla Kerr is a USF graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She spent time working for the Moffitt Cancer Center in the BMT and Chemo departments. She is a host of excellent knowledge and a pleasure to talk to!

 

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Episode 21 - Chris Lakeman


Chris Lakeman is a top International Gymnastic Coach. He is currently working with the female group at KunsturnRegion Karlsruhe (KRK) in Karlsruhe, Germany  He has worked with multiple levels in the sport, and coached in the US, Australia, and Germany. He has worked with the German National teams for the past couple of years. He himself was a very accomplished gymnast at Penn State.

 

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Chris Performing

Kunsturn stands for artistic gymnastics

Germany Federation 

Levels of athletes are the group (pre elite), "Liga" which is a recreational/ non elite competitive, and then Elite/International

 

 

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Episode 20 - Noah Copeland


My guest today is LTJG Noah Copeland. He is a Naval Officer on the USS BOXER. He is the Sales officer and is in charge of all the items sold on board the ship. He spent four years playing football for the Naval Academy and then went on to become a supply officer. We have become really good friends and regular workout partners.

 

 

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Episode 19 - Chuck Bennington 2


Charles AKA “Chuck” Bennington is the guest today, he is a repeat guest and I couldn’t be happier to get him on the podcast again. We talked about his journey of being the heaviest traveled coach for CrossFit Gymnastics. We got into some good coaching tips and techniques which could be beneficial to everyone. 

 

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Biering Sorenses Test

Arch Rock

Coaching Styles 

 

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Episode 18 - Jenna Johnson


Jenna Johnson is a Personal Trainer at Get Fit on the Go in South Nashville, TN. She is bikini bodybuilder competitor, and a advocate of Health and Wellnes. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications, minor in journalism from Northern Illinois University, and as well as an Associates degree in Sports Medicine from Keiser University

 

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Bikini Classes

Body Building Classes

Iron Deficincy Anmia

Jenna's Show

 

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Episode 16 - Rebeccah Hazelkorn


Rebecca Hazelkorn is a Senior Biologist in the Stranding Investigations program at Mote Marine Laboratory. She has a Master’s of Science in Marine Science with a focus on Marine Mammalogy from Savannah State University. We dicussed Red Tide, animal wellfare and Plastic Straws. She is so knowledgeable and was a pleasure to talk to.

 

Notes:

This really sucks article

To report any dead, or injured/distressed marine mammals or sea turtles call (941)988-0212

Things to look for in distressed Manatee’s - Manatees cause people a lot of confusion, but we look for non-buoyancy, level in the water column, and non-rapid breathing rates primarily to make sure they are okay

Hawksbill turtles

Pacific Garbage Patch

Boyan Slat

 

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Episode 15 - Doug Machado


Doug Machado is a coach at CrossFit Lena which is where we met. While traveling through Brazil he got a job offer to work with a company called Circuit Plus CrossFit that was going to bring him to Kuwait. Doug had the opportunity to teach fitness and wellness for a full year with many of the locals and some military while there. We dicussed injuries and his thoughts on prevention heavily throughout the episode. He is currently going through the long process of a Superior Labral Tear from anterior to posterior with Bicep Tear, so he has great knowledge and first-hand experience of an common injury that many athletes deal with. Please enjoy my conversation with Doug

 

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Coastal Orthopedics

Ido Portal "Freedom"

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Kuwait joins the CrossFit craze - CNN

Eric Cressey

Paloff Press

 

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Episode 14 - Stephen Wills


Stephen Wills is a Staff Sergeant (E-6) in the Marine Corps. He is an Aviation Ordnance Division Chief for HMH-366 Hammerheads in MCAS New River, NC. He spent three years on the Drill Field at MCRD San Diego in Echo Company (Evil Empire). He did six cycles there and worked with 2114, 2103, 2105, 2101, 2103, 2114, and 2105 from 2014 to 2017. This episode is all about his time being a Drill Instructor. He answered all my questions about being a DI and laid out some spectacular knowledge that I think is going to be very interesting to anyone that knows a Marine. He is one of my closest friends and a brother that I am proud to have.

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Aviation Ordnance - https://www.thebalancecareers.com/enlisted-jobs-aviation-ordnance-3345690
Marine Corps Drill Instructor - https://youtu.be/CniJKgIrpX4
Marine Corps Boot Camp - https://rmi.marines.com/request-information/G_MC_District_9_2754?gclid=Cj0KCQiAxs3gBRDGARIsAO4tqq1PcagiGthFezMgT-lEjvJwGj26u8cI8dbPqUeIWBqDFcFQyyDC5poaAiRdEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Website - https://www.podserve.fm/series/website/the-primal-project-podcast,19/
IG - https://www.instagram.com/theprimalpodcast/?r=nametag

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Episode 13 - Daniel Vanegas


Daniel Vanegas is a US Navy Veteran that served for 10 years. I met him at Keiser University during our time getting our degrees in Sports Medicine. We started talking a lot when the time came for us to do internship’s and he told me about Athletic Edge where I spent a couple of weeks learning from great people like Mike and Andrew there. Dan is the person that told me about the Fit Boss position in the beginning and he is the reason why I got this job in San Diego. We have always talked about working for the military and it’s great to see both of us doing just that. In this episode of the show we talked about the impact coaches have on athletes and how rewarding it is for us to see them grow.

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Keiser University - https://keiser-education.com/locations/sarasota
Athletic Edge/Mike Gough - https://mobile.twitter.com/athleticedge
Ben Davidson - http://strengthperformance.com/m/profile?screenName=1jlseilljqkla
Austin Reiter - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Reiter
Charlie Morton - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Morton_(pitcher)
Andrew Emmick - http://strengthperformance.com/m/profile?screenName=2pzjs4fcu5lyv

Website - https://www.podserve.fm/series/website/the-primal-project-podcast,19/

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Episode 12 - Katie Moodie and Brooke Brun


Katie Moodie and Brooke Brun own a company Called KB Pure Essentials found at https://kbpureessentials.com/. They are a lifestyle company offering an all-natural line of wellness and beauty products formulated with CBD. They have products for humans and pets which is a great part of their product line. Great discussion on all different topics about Cannabidiol.

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Episode 11 - Catherine Paape


Catherine Paape is a Fitness Specialist that works on the Naval Base Jacksonville. We met at a certification hosted by the Navy for Fitness Professionals. We immediately became friends after talking with each other on the standards of the Navy compared to other branches. We had a really awesome conversation one day at the seminar and I wanted to hit record on it then, so I have asked her to come on today to talk about everything we learned and talked about.

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Episode 10 - Chris Woomer


Chris Woomer is one pretty cool dude. He owns a really sick company call Veil Solutions http://www.veilsolutions.com/ . He puts out amazing products, content and his attitude is something we need more of. We took a look behind the veil and I asked him all about how he made a company out of a solution he needed.

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Episode 9 - Zac Ansaldo


Zac is the general manager and head coach of Seaward CrossFit in Sarasota, FL https://seawardcrossfit.com/. He just moved there from the Midwest with his wife to start a warmer life by the beach. He is like myself a former fat kid who found fitness through athletics. He found Crossfit through the main site website https://www.crossfit.com/ and then dropping into some boxes before crushing the iconic workout “murph” https://www.crossfit.com/workout/2005/08/18#/comments and then he was all in.

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Episode 8 - Matthew Sullivan


Matthew Sullivan is a ART provider http://www.activerelease.com/ that has helped many people I know get out of pain. He is from Africa and lives in Sarasota now on a small property that I would describe as living the American dream. I am incredibly grateful to have such an awesome individual in my life for the past 5 years. Please enjoy our conversation about hunting, living, believes, and a little bit of fitness. Check out his website http://www.floridaactivecare.com/about.html.

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Episode 7 - Adam Campbell


Adam Campbell is a lifetime athlete, and a Navy Officer. He adopted CrossFit https://www.crossfit.com/ to help prepare him for the demands of the military. He was part of the first class to go through the Power Athlete https://powerathletehq.com/ methodology course, and the first group to earn their Block One certification https://powerathletehq.com/welcome-to-power-athlete-hq/block-one-test/ in September 2017. He currently coaches at two gyms in San Diego, applying the principles from the Power Athlete Methodology to both general population and field sport athletes.

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Episode 6 - Vanessa Bennington


Vanessa Bennington is a Nurse Practitioner, Owner of Gym Gyspy https://gym-gypsy.com/ and is a Co-CrossFit affiliate owner Seaward CrossFit https://seawardcrossfit.com/ with Chuck Bennington http://www.crossfitgymnastics.com/charles-chuck-bennington/. She is a new mother and for sure the fittest mother I know.

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Episode 5 - Josh King


Josh Wallace King is a amazing Chef! He has spent time cooking for some high end yacht's https://www.bluewateryachting.com/blog/master-yacht-chef-competitor-joshua-king-183. He is originally from the UK living in San Diego working for Super Food Company https://www.superfoodandcompany.com/. He has spent 11 years behind the stove cooking in all types of environment.

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Episode 4 - Jacob Goodwin


Jacob Goodwin is my longtime friend and someone I respect and care for. He is an entrepreneur, motocross rider, health enthusiast with a passion to make money and be the best human possible both mentally and physically.

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Episode 3 - Chuck Bennington


My guest today is Charles Bennington. He lives in Austin TX, but owns Seaward CF where I met him in 2013. Working for Chuck came at the perfect time for me and helped me become the coach I am today.

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Episode 2 - Kevin Moore


My guest today is Kevin Moore, he is a CrossFit affiliate owner Rack Star CrossFit. He is a new father, and a great friend of mine. His gym is in Bradenton, FL. I really wanted to ask him about his point of view on CrossFit and where the fitness community is going.

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Episode 0 - Project Description


This is Episode 0. I wanted to give a brief description of my idea for this podcast. Explain why I am doing it and how it will unfold. This has been something that I have thought about for a long time but just didn’t think it was worth it since I didn’t think anyone would want to listen to me. Well Im not worried about that much anymore just for the simple fact of this project is for me and my own interest. I want to have a reason to talk to others and sit down and discuss topics and ideas. I love the long format of podcast and I thought I would share that passion. Also podcasts have changed my life in how i think and handle situations.

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