The Ready State Podcast
The Ready State Podcast
With Kelly and Juliet Starrett
Cutting-Edge Conversations On The Human Condition. World-class experts reveal how to get — and stay — ready…for anything. Join hosts Dr. Kelly Starrett and Juliet Starrett for this eye-opening podcast.
Dan Garner: Objective Measures, Patterns, and the Art in Biomarkers
View This Week's Show NotesStart Your 14-Day Trial to Virtual Mobility CoachJoin Our Free Weekly Newsletter: The AmbushDan Garner has quickly become one of the go-to experts in the human performance industry. His detailed “inside-out” approach and science-backed programming have quickly pushed him to the forefront of his industry. With his extensive work as a world-class performance lab analyst, Dan continues to push the industry forward with his publications, research, and no-nonsense approach to education and training.Professionally, Dan has over 20 of the top certifications in both training and nutrition as well as a formal education in functional medicine and health science. Dan is the co-founder of BioMolecular Athlete helping individuals achieve their full potential through research, science, and education, and the co-owner of RAPID Health Optimization specializing in athletic performance and physique transformation. His list of clientele include a long list of UFC, MLB, NHL, NFL, PGA, Olympians, and Hollywood Actors.If you are even a little interested in understanding how things are working in your body, and specifically what your blood can tell you, this episode is hugely informative. Sometimes it is difficult to understand if the behaviors you are adopting are working, and biomarkers are an elegant way to get unbiased information. And Dan is not simply a science guy, he is working with actual high level athletes and proving out the utility of biomarkers in real time.--SPONSORSThis episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by LMNT, a tasty electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. That means lots of salt — with no sugar. The Starretts are given a lot of health and fitness products to try out. While many products have come and gone, LMNT is the stickiest behavior they've come across. They rely on it to replenish all those electrolytes they sweat out and maintain that salty balance while eating a whole food diet. Order through our link and receive a free sample pack with all of LMNT’s flavors. Go to DrinkLMNT.com/TRS and check it out!•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by Momentous, a leading high performance lifestyle company making the best supplements and sports nutrition products for individuals looking to optimize all parts of their lives. A recent study concluded that a daily multivitamin can significantly boost memory and slow cognitive aging compared to placebo. Taking the Momentous Multivitamin is a simple solution with a big impact. Go to livemomentous.com/TRS and use code TRS for 20% OFF your first purchase.
Feb 8
1 hr 11 min
Kristen Holmes: Improving Circadian Behaviors, Tracking, and Leveraging Wearable Data
View This Week's Show NotesStart Your 14-Day Trial to Virtual Mobility CoachJoin Our Free Weekly Newsletter: The AmbushAs Vice President of Performance Science and Principal Scientist at Whoop, Kristen Holmes blends her academic and applied background in athletics, coaching, performance technology, psychology, and exercise physiology to drive research, education, partnership, and product development initiatives to strengthen WHOOP as a leader in Human Performance. Kristen's research is focused on understanding the effect of sleep, circadian, recovery, and load behaviors on our physical, mental, and emotional resilience.Kristen was a 3x All American, 2x Big 10 Athlete of the year at the University of Iowa, competing in both Field Hockey and Basketball, and a 2021 University of Iowa Hall of Fame Inductee. 7-year member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Team and one of the most successful coaches in Ivy League history, having won 12 league titles in 13 seasons and a National Championship at Princeton University.We love having the ability to track our data with wearable technology, but often wonder how the large amount of data being collected can be used to help the general population. Kristen's background in sport and coaching gives her a unique perspective while running performance science at Whoop and we really enjoyed understanding how we can all use data to track and improve the behaviors that will serve our health and fitness goals.SPONSORSThis episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by LMNT, a tasty electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. That means lots of salt — with no sugar. If you are following a Paleo diet or any nutrition strategy that focuses on whole foods, you probably aren't getting enough salt. LMNT is the perfect way to hydrate and get those salts back on board. Order through our link and receive a free sample pack with all of LMNT’s flavors. Go to DrinkLMNT.com/TRS and check it out!
Jan 25
1 hr 9 min
Bonnie Wan: A New Take on Goal Setting and Living Life Without Regret
View This Week's Show NotesStart Your 14-Day Trial to Virtual Mobility CoachJoin Our Free Weekly Newsletter: The AmbushBonnie Wan is an author and speaker, as well as partner and head of brand strategy at the world-renowned advertising agency, Goodby Silverstein & Partners. As creator of The Life Brief, Bonnie helps people live with greater clarity, creativity, and courage by teaching them how to write creative briefs for their lives. The Life Brief has evolved from a short form biography agency talk into a workbook, workshops, and speaking appearances at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, Jane Goodall’s Activating Hope Summit, the 3% Conference, SXSW, Accenture, Apple, Google, Change.org, and more.We loved getting to know and understand Bonnie’s Life Brief strategy and can really see its application to us in the health and fitness space and to anyone wanting to get clear on any aspect of their life.
Jan 11
1 hr 2 min
Eric Freitag: Concussions, Recovery, and the Action Plan You Need at the Ready
View This Week's Show NotesStart Your 14-Day Trial to Virtual Mobility CoachJoin Our Free Weekly Newsletter: The AmbushDr. Eric Freitag is a licensed clinical psychologist, board-certified neuropsychologist, and certified Emergency Medical Technician. His clinical expertise includes assessing and treating dementia, traumatic brain injury, and sports concussions. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Mt. Diablo Memory Center.Dr. Freitag works extensively with individuals who have experienced sport-related concussions, including current and retired professional athletes and collegiate and high school student-athletes. He previously served as the Co-Director of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Sports Concussion Program. He is a consultant with UC Berkeley and St. Mary’s College sports medicine departments and works with several Bay Area high schools. Prior to their departure to Las Vegas, Dr. Freitag served as the NFL Neuropsychological Consultant to the Oakland Raiders.We found this conversation critical for understanding concussions and having an action plan for treatment from the moment of injury. It is a must listen for parents of youth athletes and coaches alike.SPONSORSThis episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by Momentous, a leading high performance lifestyle company making the best supplements and sports nutrition products for individuals looking to optimize all parts of their lives. Kelly has a bunch of travel coming up, and his go-to travel stack is Momentous Multi, Magnesium for sleep, Omegas, and Collagen Shots. If you want to stock up for your travel plans, go to livemomentous.com/TRS and use code TRS for 20% OFF your first purchase.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by YETI, from coolers to drinkware to bags, YETI products are Built for the Wild. The Camino is the ultimate man’s diaper bag. It is the greatest carry-all of all time and we use them every single day. Check them out at thereadystate.com/camino.
Dec 28, 2023
1 hr 8 min
Tommy Wood: Brain Health, Novel Stimuli, and Actionable Advice to Keep You Sharp as You Age
View This Week's Show NotesStart Your 14-Day Trial to Virtual Mobility CoachJoin Our Free Weekly Newsletter: The AmbushTommy Wood BM BCh, PhD is a neuroscientist, elite-level professional nerd, and performance consultant to world class athletes in a dozen sports. He received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, a medical degree from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in physiology and neuroscience from the University of Oslo. Tommy is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience at the University of Washington and Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. His research focuses on brain health and brain injury treatment across the lifespan, as well as developing easily-accessible methods with which to track health, performance, and longevity in both professional athletes and the general population. Tommy serves as deputy editor of the Wiley Journal Lifestyle Medicine, is a Director of the British Society for Lifestyle Medicine, and consults for a number of digital health companies and charities that focus on how lifestyle and the environment can affect long-term health and chronic disease.We really appreciate Tommy’s unique perspective working as a physician and neuroscientist from pediatrics up through aging adults. This episode is packed with practical information about brain health and maintaining cognitive function as we age.SPONSORSThis episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by LMNT, a tasty electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. That means lots of salt — with no sugar. If you are drinking tons of water, but are peeing constantly, you may actually be getting dehydrated. LMNT is the tastiest way to add some electrolytes to your water and avoid this situation. Order through our link and receive a free sample pack with all of LMNT’s flavors. Go to DrinkLMNT.com/TRS and check it out!•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by Momentous, a leading high performance lifestyle company making the best supplements and sports nutrition products for individuals looking to optimize all parts of their lives. We always recommend getting your nutrients from whole foods. But if you are looking to supplement that, one of the best and easiest things you can take is the Momentous Multivitamin, designed to replicate a whole-food, nutrient-dense diet, filling in any potential gaps that may occur in your diet. To try it out, go to livemomentous.com/TRS and use code TRS for 20% OFF your first purchase.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by YETI, from coolers to drinkware to bags, YETI products are Built for the Wild. We are OBSESSED with YETI’s 6 and 8oz stackable cups. They’re cute, they fit under any espresso machine, they’re easy to throw in your backpack, and they stack so you can store a whole set! Check them out at
Dec 14, 2023
1 hr 11 min
Andy Galpin: Removing Performance Anchors, Strength and Cognition, and the Future of Digital Twins
View This Week's Show NotesStart Your 14-Day Trial to Virtual Mobility CoachJoin Our Free Weekly Newsletter: The AmbushAndy Galpin is a tenured full Professor at California State University, Fullerton, where he is also Co-Director of the Center for Sport Performance and Founder/Director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory. He is a Human Performance scientist with a PhD in Human Bioenergetics and over 100 peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Dr. Galpin has worked with elite athletes (including All-Star, All-Pro, MVP, Cy Young, Olympic Gold medalists, Major winners, World titlist/contenders, etc.) across the UFC, MLB, NBA, PGA, NFL, Boxing, Olympics, and Military/Special Forces, and more. He is also a Co-founder in Absolute Rest, BioMolecular Athlete, Vitality Blueprint, and RAPID Health & Performance.Andy is the first scientist in our orbit that transcended the sports science into actual sport. He has such a unique perspective stemming from being not just a scientist, but a professor and coach. And this has led to his ability to synthesize all this research and make it understandable and applicable to the average person.SPONSORS:This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by LMNT, a tasty electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. That means lots of salt — with no sugar. It is HOT LMNT season! It’s like a secret hydration hack in the cold winter months when you don’t really want to drink cold water. Order through our link and receive a free sample pack with all of LMNT’s flavors. Go to DrinkLMNT.com/TRS and check it out!•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by Vitruvian, a technology that revolutionizes strength training. Vitruvian is the ultimate all in one home gym solution giving you access to a wide range of weights that can generate resistance up to 440 pounds (200 kg) - without all the bulky equipment. To learn more about Vitruvian, go to thereadystate.com/vitruvian.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by Momentous, a leading high performance lifestyle company making the best supplements and sports nutrition products for individuals looking to optimize all parts of their lives. Kelly’s new favorite stack before biking or training is Collagen, Creatine, and Vital Aminos. He’s calling it the Hat Trick of Performance. If you want to try it out, go to livemomentous.com/TRS and use code TRS for 20% OFF your first purchase.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by YETI, from coolers to drinkware to bags, YETI products are Built for the Wild. If you need some easy gifts or stocking stuffers for the holidays, get everyone on your list the indestructible Yonder Bottle. If you want to gift something people will actually use for years to come, check out the lightweight, shatter resistant,
Nov 30, 2023
1 hr 47 min
Jared Hanley: The Profound Health Benefits of Spending Time Outside in Natural Environments
View This Week's Show NotesStart Your 14-Day Trial to Virtual Mobility CoachJoin Our Free Weekly Newsletter: The AmbushJared Hanley is a co-founder and CEO of NatureQuant, a research and technology firm building tools to assess and promote nature exposure. Prior to founding NatureQuant, Jared used data science and statistical modeling techniques and provided advisory services in finance, energy, and real estate applications. He is a published author and speaker on ERISA laws and plans. He has a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Cognitive Science, both from Yale University. He is a FINRA-registered securities principal and a Chartered Financial Analyst.We loved learning about Jared’s company NatureQuant. They’ve mapped the entire United States and you can use their app to track not just how MUCH outdoor time you are getting, but the QUALITY of the outdoor spaces you are spending time in. Turns out you can really bump up the health benefits of being outdoors by choosing more natural environments.SPONSORSThis episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by LMNT, a tasty electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. That means lots of salt — with no sugar. While there are exceptions, we always recommend that you don’t drink your calories. Fuel with actual food and deal with hydration separately. LMNT is our go-to solution. Order through our link and receive a free sample pack with all of LMNT’s flavors. Go to DrinkLMNT.com/TRS and check it out!•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by Vitruvian, a technology that revolutionizes strength training. Vitruvian is an elegant solution for many reasons, but one of the features we love, is being able to set safe ranges. Whether you are recovering, or just have a shape you are weak in, you can set the Vitruvian to not load those ranges. To learn more about Vitruvian, go to thereadystate.com/vitruvian.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by Momentous, a leading high performance lifestyle company making the best supplements and sports nutrition products for individuals looking to optimize all parts of their lives. If you are battling with tendinopathy or have a hot spot, Momentous Collagen is non-negotiable. Take it 30 minutes before loading those tissues and your body will have it right when it needs it. Go to livemomentous.com/TRS and use code TRS for 20% OFF your first purchase.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by YETI, from coolers to drinkware to bags, YETI products are Built for the Wild. Have you ever had a water bottle leak in your bag? Us too! But that life is over now that we have Yonder bottles. If you want to check out the lightweight, shatter resistant, and 100% leakproof Yonder Water Bottle for yourself, go to
Nov 16, 2023
56 min
Adam Bornstein: Ditching Diet Culture, Mindset Changes, and Expanding Your Comfort Zone
View This Week's Show NotesStart Your 14-Day Trial to Virtual Mobility CoachJoin Our Free Weekly Newsletter: The AmbushAdam Bornstein is a New York Times bestselling author who is rewriting the rules of nutrition and fitness. He is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Born Fitness. The former Men's Health fitness and nutrition editor and editorial director of Livestrong.com has seen a lot of trends come and go, and then something became clear: diet plans are designed to make you screw up. He wants to change that with his latest book, You Can’t Screw this Up, released in May 2023.Adam is an old school legend in the health and fitness industry. We love that he is working to simplify complex behavior and his new book helps people ditch diet culture and build better habits with actionable advice. Adam also writes and produces Arnold Schwarzenegger's daily newsletter and we get to hear about what goes into that enormous undertaking.SPONSORSThis episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by LMNT, a tasty electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. That means lots of salt — with no sugar. You’ve got to add in salts to make sure you are absorbing all of that water you are drinking. If not, you might be just flushing electrolytes out of your system. Order through our link and receive a free sample pack with all of LMNT’s flavors. Go to DrinkLMNT.com/TRS and check it out!•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by Vitruvian, a technology that revolutionizes strength training. Kelly keeps his Vitruvian set up in the garage to get that last minute seesaw pressing in. Literally, Juliet will be standing with her suitcase waiting to head to the airport, and Kelly gets in some pressing on the way out the door. To learn more about Vitruvian, go to thereadystate.com/vitruvian.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by Momentous, a leading high performance lifestyle company making the best supplements and sports nutrition products for individuals looking to optimize all parts of their lives. Having muscle mass on your body is like having a longevity 401K, but you’ve got to have plenty of protein to build and maintain that muscle. Juliet has a scoop of Momentous protein with a scoop of Momentous Creatine and can hit her daily target easily. If you want to try Juliet’s muscle and longevity stack, go to livemomentous.com/TRS and use code TRS for 20% OFF your first purchase.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by YETI, from coolers to drinkware to bags, YETI products are Built for the Wild. There are times when packing weight realIy matters. The Starretts always reach for Yonder for adventures like paddling and biking. If you want to check out the lightweight and shatter resistant Yonder Water Bottle for yourself, go to
Nov 2, 2023
1 hr 13 min
Tom Walters: Empowering People with Simple Exercises to Alleviate Pain and Recover from Injury
View This Week's Show NotesStart Your 14-Day Trial to Virtual Mobility CoachJoin Our Free Weekly Newsletter: The AmbushDr. Tom Walters is a board-certified orthopedic physical therapist that specializes in the treatment of pain and movement disorders. He is the founder of Rehab Science and dedicates his time to teaching people about human movement, pain, and how to most effectively recover from injury. Besides running his clinical practice, Tom served as a full-time undergraduate kinesiology professor for eight years where he taught human biomechanics, therapeutic exercise, and pain science.Kelly has known Tom for a long time and really appreciates his new book Rehab Science. It reiterates what Kelly has been preaching for years: that “All human beings should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves”. Much like Becoming a Supple Leopard, this book empowers people to take a crack at fixing their bodies before having to see a professional.SponsorsThis episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by LMNT, a tasty electrolyte drink mix with everything you need and nothing you don’t. That means lots of salt — with no sugar. Kelly has always been obsessed with the grapefruit flavored LMNT. But it’s a seasonal flavor that only comes around once a year. Until NOW. Grapefruit is here to stay! Hallelujah! Order through our link and receive a free sample pack with all of LMNT’s flavors. Go to DrinkLMNT.com/TRS and check it out!•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by Vitruvian, a technology that revolutionizes strength training. Want to dial in your training with linear progression but don’t have room for all the gear? Vitruvian is the answer. Add weight every session without owning any plates or dumbbells. To learn more about how Vitruvian is the last piece of equipment you’ll ever need, go to thereadystate.com/vitruvian.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by Momentous, a leading high performance lifestyle company making the best supplements and sports nutrition products for individuals looking to optimize all parts of their lives. Juliet has started drinking a scoop of Momentous Vital Aminos before working out in the morning which helps support muscle growth and repair, and boosts exercise and athletic performance. Juliet has felt a big difference while training so if you want to transform your morning workouts, go to livemomentous.com/TRS and use code TRS for 20% OFF your first purchase.•This episode of The Ready State Podcast is brought to you by YETI, from coolers to drinkware to bags, YETI products are Built for the Wild. The fact that the Yonder Bottle is clear has a huge impact on the amount of water you drink. Pair the Yonder with a Tether Cap, and you’ll never forget to bring or drink your water again. If you want to check out the lightweight and shatter resistant Yonder Water Bottle for yourself, go to
Oct 19, 2023
1 hr 4 min
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