Body: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall


October 13th, 2021

33 mins 17 secs

Season 6

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About this Episode

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

By Christopher McDougall

Inspiration for reading this book came when Nico's friend came for dinner wearing these weird-ass shoes. Naturally - he asked him about it, cause Nico love weird stuff, and told him that humans have evolved to walk and run barefoot, and that cushioned shoes are the reason why so many people have issues in their knees, hips and backs, both from running but also from daily life.

And the best way to convince Nico of anything is to tell him that ancient humans used to do it differently. So he was immediately convinced and told Sam that they should read Born to Run for the body series. Although, they already started the recordings for the next season on investing. So here they are!

Key Takeaways

*The power of chia: dissolve chia seeds in water with sugar and lime juice. Chia are packed full of Omega 3s, Omega 6s, protein, calcium, iron, zinc, fiber and antioxidants.

  • There are hidden truths about modern running shoes, that big brand s don't want you to know.
  • We are made to run long distances.
  • Small strides has benefits.
  • Lot of ultra marathoners go vegan.
  • Tarahumara just don't run, they live in a nature.


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