Brad Davidson is a California based fitness expert who trains professional athletes and executives how to optimize their energy by understanding what he calls their symptomology and by making sure that their SHMECK is in check. Brad is also an entrepreneur, having started his first fitness gym as a young adult while living out of his car, the author of the Amazon Health & Fitness best seller book called “The Stark Naked 21 Day Metabolic Rest”, a highly sought after Vistage International speaker and host of the Eat, Sleep and Recover podcast.
When he began his career, Brad espoused the accepted gym philosophy of working harder to get better results. He was constantly setting the bar, for him and for his clients, higher and higher. That mindset led him to decide to try out for the Olympic 4-man bobsled team. During that process, Brad gained 52 pounds of lean muscle mass and, as he describes it, was ripped like a teenage mutant turtle. He felt like he was in the best shape of his life, and the picture of fantastic health. And then things took a turn. Brad started losing hair from his beard. He became depressed and lethargic and, as he would later learn from his doctor, his body was in such a significant stress overload that he was beginning to show signs of andropause – also known as male menopause.
Mike and Brad cover a ton of great stuff in this episode, including how food impacts your brain more than anything, the importance of sleep – and the science behind it, the 7 Executive Sins and what to do about them, why there is no single right health and fitness answer for everyone and a thought provoking exercise to guide your approach to your health that starts with a simple question, who deserves a better version of me?
And now here’s Brad Davidson.
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