Posts by Higher Health

HH070: Ryan Conley – Reflexive Performance Reset

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“The first time I experienced it, I felt great and I went and crushed weights.”

“You heal 70% faster.”

 “Just start somewhere.”

 

Key Takeaway: Elite Powerlifter and Strength Training Coach Ryan Conley joins us this week to talk about RPR – Reflexive Performance Reset. You’ll learn how this therapy works to improve the durability of athletes and the ability to keep individuals injury free.

 

  • RPR (reflexive performance reset) aims to switch your body from a sympathetic from parasympathetic state
  • This system (RPR) has only been around for 3-4 years
  • If the body is firing energy out of order, you’re creating damage
  • When there are stressors that you allow to overtake your body, you’re always in the sympathetic, “fight or flight” reaction
  • RPR allows you to reboot and get your breathing right so that you can mentally get alright and release some of the tension that is released in your body
  • 9:00 If you can get your breathing right and have your hip flexion and extension working right, everything else should work better
  • Breathing is usually the first thing that’s evaluated; it’s the ultimate basic. Once this is improved, everything else will be improved.
  • Talking about natural frequencies and systems in regards to both nature and in regards to the RPR machine that has worked wonders on clients
  • Ryan and Joe talk Jordan Peterson and about the way he thinks and addresses topics in an intellectual but also humble manner
  • High performers usually hold themselves back because they put themselves in a box, are too worries about not delivering perfection, and can’t get themselves to just start
  • Things that you’re good at, you have a subconscious program for. You can usually go back to these things and usually be successful.
  • Everything comes back to perspective. It all comes back to how you view yourself and your life and your limits.
  • Areas where Ryan has seen the most improvement with RPR – his breathing
  • Oxygen Advantage – book recommendation, talks a lot about the applications of good breathing
  • To connect with Ryan:

Email: RPC09C@gmail.com

Instagram: @ryanconleypsa

HH069: Joe Sheehey – Comparison

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Key Takeaway:  This week, get an introspective look into Joe’s mind, and hear what he has to say about comparison and how he doesn’t let distractions overcome his thoughts. His insight will help you ask yourself whether what you’re doing is truly for you or based off comparison with someone else.

  • It’s been quite easy for Joe to forget what has been accomplished in the last year since starting Cured
  • Struggling to not compare yourself to other’s that are simply different is difficult
  • Regardless of success and accomplishment everything disappears when you can’t sit in your own uniqueness
  • There are always going to be competitors in everything you do. You must remember that it’s impossible for there to be a 100% carbon copy of you. Own that
  • Do you know yourself? Do you know what makes you unique? Many of us can’t answer these questions instantly simply because we don’t allow ourselves to
  • Joe shares his entire trip to Tulum; what it’s purpose was and what was learned
  • Sitting in discomfort is hard and our instant reaction is to suppress it in someway. The first day in Tulum showed exactly that, an instant feel/need to be surrounded by someone and not feel loneliness
  • The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer is an amazing book that Joe recommends for those on a path to further understanding themselves
  • Understand what you believe goals and accomplishments are going to create in your life and if it is based off of comparison to someone else
  • Own your story, you are the Hero of it
  • Comparison truly is the thief of all joy, it proves true time and time again

HH068: Jeff Chilton – Nammex Organic Mushroom Extracts

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“Mushrooms don’t work immediately. You have to take them regularly and they work in the background.”

“Our society conditions us in a way.”

“We often get into pathways that are fixed.”

“We are nature; nature is us. That ultimately is probably the most important thing we could realize.”

 

Key Takeaway: This week, we got to chat with a world-leading expert on mushrooms, Jeff Chilton. Tune in for a super educating episode about the nutrients mushrooms provide, how to distinguish between different types of mushrooms, and common misconceptions people have about mushrooms.

 

  • Studied Anthropology in university and started studying mushrooms in different cultures and society throughout time
  • Different types of mushrooms – psychedelic, types you see at the store, and more medicinal-types of mushrooms
  • How to Classify Compounds – different types of mushrooms produce different compounds. The type of compound that is produced is how you would differentiate between psychedelic vs. medicinal mushrooms
  • Mushrooms have nutrients that are really positive for us. Mushrooms are really high in fiber; it’s something that’s really helpful in our bodies
  • 1989- Made his first trip to China for a mushroom conference. At this point, he realized he didn’t want to be working with fresh produce for the market.
  • Sourcing mushrooms in China was the only way to be bringing medicinal mushrooms to the United States
  • Most (if not all) American companies that are selling “mushrooms” aren’t actually mushrooms; they’re different types of fungus that are being labeled as mushrooms
  • Most people don’t know how to “look” for the right information to make sure they’re getting quality products and quality mushrooms. Most people have no clue about them, how they grow, and what they should look for. The people selling these products capitalize on that lack of knowledge.
  • Some ways to know if you have a genuine product – look at the label, look for words like mycelium
  • Taste the product! If the product tastes bland or like grain, chances are you have a pseudo mushroom product.
  • Another detector method is to empty the capsules and put a couple drops of iodine in there. Iodine reacts with starch and mushrooms aren’t supposed to have any starch. If there is a reaction, your product is not purely mushroom.
  • Jeff talks about some of his mushroom products and extracts, and explains some of the benefits of these products
  • Jeff Chilton talks specifically about Lions Mane mushrooms and how they relate to neurons
  • Sometimes it’s not noticeable right away; sometimes you have to stop taking mushrooms to realize that they were working
  • When you’re out in nature, you feel energy differently.
  • Deep down, these mushrooms can take you to the place that is the ultimate healing experience.

Jeff”s Company: Nammex – raw material provider for mushrooms

HH067: Colin Wilson – Colorado Avalanche

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“I could always control my effort. I could always control how much I could practice.”

“If I worked more than the next guy, that would give me the best opportunity to play in the NHL.”

Key Takeaways: This week we had the pleasure of talking to NHL’s Colin Wilson of the Colorado Avalanche. Of course we got the lowdown on how he made it into the NHL and some insight into what it’s like playing at the professional level. However, you’ll also want to check out Colin’s raw thoughts on the importance of meditation and mindfulness.

 

  • Recruited after his first year at Boston University to Nashville
  • The people he idolized were now the people he was playing against
  • Entering the NHL, Colin felt both fear and passion. You’re fearing not being able to make a career out of it, but the passion also takes over.
  • One of the biggest differences of collegiate hockey and NHL is that NHL is very methodical and mechanical. There’s obviously immense talent on the ice, so there also has to be a level of strategic and methodic thinking to really be able to perform.
  • Colin had a sports coach who gave instruction on thoughts, mind, and consciousness
  • Colin went to Sedona with a friend and was introduced to a breathwork and static dance ceremony. Both definitely changed the way he thought, since he was able to access a new level of mindfulness
  • Colin uses The Muse everyday – helps guide his meditative sessions
  • There’s a lot of things that you can’t control, but meditation teaches you that in those moments you have to just “be”
  • Hear about what Colin does to help take care of his body after getting beat up in games
  • Learn about both Colin’s physical and mental routine
  • The NHL league as a whole is getting younger, so it’s hard for the “older” players to know how long they’ll be playing and how it drives them to keep their game as high as possible
  • Talking post – NHL – hear about Colin’s plans for the future
  • “There’s nobody who’s giving to give you the answers outside of yourself.”
  • Everyone is human; everyone is trying to figure out their own path.
  • There’s a big difference between people who say “I have all the answers” and “I have people around me who direct me to inward thoughts.” You want to become your own guru, but you also need people around you to support you and guide you in that inward thought process.

HH066: Justin Murphy – iCoach Nutrition

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“I’ve had to overcome a lot of struggles in my life, and a lot of people would look at me and wouldn’t think that.”

“Either you’re going to be complacent or you’re going to take action.”

“I’ve never been happier in my life because I know that I’m in control of my life.”

“You have to bet on yourself.”

 

Key Takeaway: This week, we chatter with Justin Murphy about how he was able to escape a dark path and turn it into one of success, motivation, and victory. Hear about his past and how he launched Justin Murphy Nutrition and iCoach Nutrition.

 

  • Hear about his early childhood and teenage years and how a lot of what he did was a way to seek external affirmation
  • He got in with the wrong crowd and started going down a scary, dark path
  • “I was taking so many drugs that I just lost myself.”
  • Hear the story of how Justin ended up in jail
  • Justin got out of jail and ended up becoming a personal trainer
  • Justin’s light bulb moment – his mentor told him he didn’t want to be a part of a bad-ass team; he wanted to create his own bad-ass team
  • Making the decisions to just DO something is the most important step. Even if you get a “no”, that’s still progress. That means you’re at least doing something.
  • A lot of us don’t really go after what we want because that’s pretty much all of us have been taught to be safe.
  • Most people learn that after school, you work for someone else for 25-40 years and then you retire and that’s the way life goes.
  • If you’re not able to go for it and give your passion everything you’ve got, you’re never going to be able to help other people in the same way that you want
  • The people in the world who are most successful are the ones who have the best mindset
  • You don’t have time for negativity when you’re trying to have a positive mindset. Don’t watch the news or gossip if you’re trying to fill your head with positive things.
  • If you have a friend who can’t adequately celebrate your successes with you, then they’re not a real friend
  • There’s a huge difference between jealousy and legitimate inspiration. A lot of people aren’t inspired by other people that are doing “better” than them. Instead, they have a negative attitude and are more jealous than anything.
  • When you do the inner work, the outer work always follows.

CONNECT WITH JUSTIN:
@justinmurphy_icoach

@icoachnutrition

www.justinmurphynutrition.com