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Mountain Wellness Podcast
Corey Reed Michael Maina
Optimizing human performance to extend longevity for mountain athletes
3 days ago
World Champion Kayaker Nick Troutman - The Mountain Mindset
Mike and Corey find out what it takes to launch off an 80-foot waterfall as Nick Troutman takes us inside his preparation for freestyle Kayaking.
1 hr 44 min
Aug 1, 2022
It all Falls Apart on the John Muir Trail
Corey Reed makes another round with COVID, while Mike, who believes he's mastered the backcountry, gets humbled on the John Muir Trail.
1 hr 1 min
Jul 22, 2022
Mt. Whitney - Dangerous 02 levels at the Summit 14,508 Elevation.
Corey gets the low down. In another attempt at the Mt. Whitney Summit, 14,508 Oxygen saturation levels dropped to as low as 75% as Mike and the athlete team worked to raise oxygen saturation levels. Bear encounters, Crazy Jack, Mike, John, Chad, Seth, and Jonathan all make summiting another unforgettable experience.
1 hr 23 min
Jul 4, 2022
Lung Capacity - The Key to Endurance and Longevity
Endurance - The ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions. Mike and Corey wrap up with the third biomarker from their premiere online respiratory performance online course. Oxygen utilization is foundational to the mountain athlete in all endeavors.
Jun 20, 2022
GoPro Games Vail - Athletes First Look At Moutain Wellness Performance Breathwork
Mike and Corey share their foundation for human performance beginning with the highest oxygen transfer possible. Oxygen powers every muscle, cell, and vital organ in the body. Simply put we can potentially raise an athlete's performance by as much as 20% with our closed balanced system.
Jun 8, 2022
Mountain Wellness® Performance Breathwork Series - Force Rate
LINK: Mountain Wellness Performance Breathwork Mike and Corey are off to the GoPro Mountain Games Vail to introduce their proprietary Closed Balanced System of breathing for the first time.
Jun 1, 2022
Mountain Wellness® Performance Breathwork - Series CO2 Tolerance, why you need it.
Mike and Corey dive into the world of carbon dioxide to explain the vital connection to the oxygen in your system. This is a game changer!
May 30, 2022
The Governor's Cup 48th Marathon - June 11 - 2022
Registration link: https://govcupmt.com/ Mike and Corey get the run down on the biggest race in Montana from director Bryan Haines and elite athlete coordinator Jesse Zentz. See the link in this post for registration and you can support your local montanans community June 11, 2022.
May 20, 2022
Mountain Wellness® Performance Breathwork Launches at the GoPro Mountain Games
Mike and Corey with the support of a great team effort put the gas pedal to the floor to Make it to this years 2022 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail C0. Looking back Corey recognizes Mountain Wellness was born at the GoPro Mountain Games.
Apr 20, 2022
Elkhorn Endurance Run - (50M, 50k, 13.1M)
Registration link: https://hurlelkhorn.com/ It's time to dust of those shoes and get after it! Mike and Corey talk to John Hallsten and John Fitzgerald from the Helena Ultra Runners League (HURL).
Apr 4, 2022
Is There A Better Way to Drink Your Coffee?
Why do Sherpa's put butter in their coffee at high altitude? Is there mold in coffee? In pursuit of raw energy, Mike and Corey dig into the complex world of coffee.
1 hr 1 min
Mar 21, 2022
Your Journey Into Breathwork
*Mike and Corey dig into the foundation of human performance.*
Mar 1, 2022
How to Address Knee Pain and Recover from Knee Injuries
It’s winter! Mountain athletes are knee deep in fresh pow pow! But even for the pro skier knee injuries lurk around every turn. Corey Reed founder of mountain wellness gives us the inside scoop to help bombproof the knees.
Feb 7, 2022
Mountain Stories - Code Brown Emergency
When nature calls.
1 hr 3 min
Jan 24, 2022
Mountain Athlete Recovery
After Mike and Corey experience COVID -19 they share their experiences of top recovery protocols.
1 hr 16 min
Jan 3, 2022
As Corey waits for his scent to return after a bout with COVID, Mike begins a russian protocol in his sauna.
1 hr 1 min
Dec 13, 2021
George Dallam PhD - Breathing for High Performance
Mike and Corey talk high performance breathwork with Dr. George Dallam PhD. George is an exercise physiologist at Colorado State University Pueblo and former US national triathlon coach of elite athletes. George and his research team have done some of the early research on the benefits of nasal breathing for athletic performance.
1 hr 48 min
Nov 22, 2021
Kelly Gores - Co-create the life you want
Heal and create the life you want with Kelly Gores. Documentary filmmaker, Author, and podcast host.
Oct 31, 2021
Emily Hightower - Intrinsic Way, Shift Adapt - A new approach to managing your stress
This week, we spoke with human performance coach, Emily Hightower. Emily takes an integrative science based approach with her clients combining embodied movement, yoga, nutrition, bio feedback, and what she calls, medicinal breath work. Emily is recognized as one of the top performance breathwork coaches, working alongside founders of The Art of Breath, Brian McKenzie and Rob Orlando. Emily is especially passionate about high performers that have been exposed to trauma, teaching them Intrinsic skills to develop stress resilience. Emily is an avid skier, bow hunter, and level IV Whitewater kayak teacher and calls Baselt, CO home.
1 hr 33 min
Oct 19, 2021
Why Intermittent Fast?
*Fast track to a healthy winter. Corey breaks down the best way to eat for health and longevity. Mike worries about his food during an 8 hour feeding window.*
1 hr 16 min
Oct 4, 2021
How to become metabollicaly flexible and optimize cellular metabolism for mountain athletes
This week we're talking fueling, nutrition, and how to develop metabolic flexibility.
1 hr 4 min
Sep 15, 2021
Moose Mutlow Author "When Accidents Happen" Search and Rescue
(Resources below) When we think of the mountains, we think of our playground and a place we find solitude, but the other side that we don’t give much thought about is when adventures go bad and The individuals that show up if something goes wrong. On this episode, we talk to Moose Mutlow. Moose has been a member and senior trainer at Yosemite search and rescue since 2002, which is one of the busiest SAR operations in the world. He has over 2000 days of field instruction in a wilderness setting; Moose also is the lead trainer for the family liaison officers national park service teaching course instruction in Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Tetons. We talk about Moos’s career in search and rescue, what the role of a family liaison officer is, and the psychological impact this work has on first responders. Moose Mutlow Book "When Accidents Happen" Stress Continuum Nature Bridge
1 hr 29 min
Sep 6, 2021
Kurt Wedberg Mountaineer Founder of Sierra Mountain International Inc.
Kurt founded Sierra Mountaineering International, Inc. (Link) in the fall of 1995 after returning from his first of three successful expeditions to Mt. Everest. With over 40 years of mountaineering experience in the Sierra Kurt has also guided 120+ expeditions to high peaks in Africa, Alaska, the Alps, Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Russia, Tibet, and Turkey. He completed the Seven Summits in the Summer of 2012 after summiting Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia. Kurt runs Sierra Mountaineering International, Inc. from his hometown of Bishop, CA along the slopes of the beautiful Eastern Sierra.
1 hr 7 min
Aug 30, 2021
California to Montana
Mike visits the Mountain Wellness Recovery Den in Helena Montana for the first time.
1 hr 2 min
Aug 15, 2021
Rose Grant - XC Pro Mountain Biker and 2021 Leadville 100 Champion
Rose Grant, defending champion and winner of the 2021 Leadville 100 Mountain bike race, sits down with us just before the race and takes us inside her intense training and high risk strategies to dominate the sport.
1 hr 10 min
Aug 9, 2021
Four Time World Champion Pro Slack Liner - Tricky Mickey Wilson
Mountain stoke at it's best! YouTube video at 3:57 will blow your mind. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw6EhqSQb1U Mountain athlete Tricky Mickey Wilson joins us this week and takes us into the intense yet calm world of slack line.
1 hr 23 min
Aug 2, 2021
Elite Human Performance Coach - Kenny Kane
YouTube https://youtu.be/OuLtKI6AdRc Close friend Kenny Kane shares with us what defines an athlete, what seasonal training is, and why it is essential to know your purpose for training.
1 hr 22 min
Jul 19, 2021
Mt. Whitney 14,505 ELEV - Avoiding Catastrophe
YouTube link: video series 1 -6 Mt Whitney summit video Without fully understanding what was about to unfold and how truly difficult the challenge would be, Mike with his son Cameron and friend John Minor attempt to Summit Mt. Whitney in a day. Altitude sickness, forest fires, digestion issue, all complicate the one day 21 hour marathon adventure. Corey prepares daily for the Impact Montana Warrior race even though they are not briefed on the obstacles until a day before it begins.
1 hr 23 min
Jul 5, 2021
Mt. Whitney 14,505 ELEV - Checklist
Mike is off to climb Mt. Whitney checklist in the Eastern Sierras, but before he set's off, he discusses his training program, fueling strategies, and gear load with Corey. If you have ever wanted to hike Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the lower 48, this episode will get you ready to perform like a Himalayan Sherpa and have your gear dialed like a special operator.
1 hr 6 min
Jun 21, 2021
Recap of the GoPro Mountain Games Vail Colorado
It's a wild ride as Mike and Corey land In Vail Colorado to do brand activation for Lycored and Mountain Wellness. Follow us on Instagram to see the athletes in action and to hear stories from the epic week.
1 hr 11 min
Jun 7, 2021
Eastern Sierras Mountain Adventure
Mike and Corey Head into the Eastern Sierras high country for some new Mountain Wellness imagery and production work. Show Notes: Go Pro Mountain Games Elixer Fat Fuel
1 hr 4 min
May 24, 2021
GoPro Mountain Games are on!
Mike and Corey head to Vail Colorado to the GoPro mountain games! *It’s been almost 3 years since since Corey Reed competed in his first GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado. As one of three Lycored Wellness Ambassadors we set out to help fellow outdoor adventure and mountain athletes and spectators rediscover their inner being by participating in our afternoon Blindfold Family Fitness Challenges and morning Blindfold Fitness Workouts and writing a Letter of Love to themself. In a few weeks hundreds of athletes, including myself, will gather in the Rocky Mountains, anxious and excited for the return of the GoPro Mountain Games after not being able to compete in-person last year due to the pandemic. Please join me in saluting these athletes with a Note of Nourishment – your words of love, kindness, encouragement and inspiration to fuel them from the inside to unleash their inner adventurer and beauty to glow and shine as they compete to be the best version of themselves. My friend…
May 10, 2021
The Obstacle Is The Way
Trauma bonding, Mike prepping for a Mt. Whitney climb, and Corey signing up for his first adventure race all in this weeks episode on the Mountain Wellness Podcast.
1 hr 10 min
Apr 26, 2021
Mountain Athlete Meets Recovery Den
Don’t miss this one! Special guest and former marine, Mike Elliot, who trains with Corey Reed at the recovery den, shares his story as a mountain athlete. Mike takes us on a journey from being some of the first marines on the ground after 911, the invasion of Iraq, to his hard fought transition back into civilian life. Helping Mike redefine his purpose, Corey, family and friends all work together to help him feel connected while achieving new goals.
1 hr 1 min
Apr 12, 2021
Essential Minerals and Hydration
In this episode Mike and Corey talk about the importance of having your essential minerals in balance and how to optimize hydration.
1 hr 26 min
Mar 29, 2021
Infrared - Heat Therapy
Corey and Mike deep dive into their personal experiences with heat therapy and how it can benefit you .
Mar 15, 2021
Corey Reed EP 3
Corey Reed Story The conclusion to one of the most difficult life challenges anyone may ever face. Corey Reed looks back and sees the gifts along the way that helped reshape his future. Mountain Wellness
2 hr 27 min
Feb 28, 2021
Meet Jessie Coomer - Personal Trainer, Breathwork Practitioner, Author
Jessie Coomer makes a special appearance this week on the Mountain Wellness Podcast. Mike and Corey dig into his past and learn how he found and developed his practice to heal himself and then used those results to help others. A true story you wouldn't expect!
1 hr 14 min
Feb 15, 2021
Corey Reed Episode 2
Corey Reed Story In 2005 after a heavy night of partying Corey was involved in a Traumatic car accident which left him a blind amputee. Corey discusses with Mike in depth The details of that tragic night and talks about what it was like waking up from a coma blind and with no leg. Strap in for intense eyewitness accounts as Corey Reed battles for his life in this in Depth Podcast. Featuring: Paramedic Nathan Wilmarth And Mike Reed
1 hr 54 min
Feb 1, 2021
Corey Reed's Story Episode 1
Link: Corey Reed The Mountain Wellness story unfolds as Corey Reed leaves nothing off the table In this first epic episode of his youth growing up in Southern California. Baseball, Firefighters, and yup even Sylvester Stallone story's in this epic ride!
2 hr 24 min
Jan 18, 2021
Thriving in Winter
Winter has some interesting effects on our biology, in particular the exposure to more artificial light and less natural light due to the fact we just spend more time inside. In this episode Mike and Corey talk about the beneficial effects of natural sunlight and the destructive effects of indoor lighting and give you some bio hacks to upgrade your performance through the winter months.
Jan 4, 2021
Reflections on 2020
Happy New Year! Pull up a chair with Mike and Corey as they reflect on 2020. They talk about how the pandemic inspired them to start the podcast, why maintaining a positive mindset and being willing to adapt and overcome, will keep you moving forward even during these uncertain times.
1 hr 6 min
Dec 21, 2020
Mountain stories with Rob Bueschen
In this episode long time friend Rob Bueschen comes on the show for the second edition of mountain stories. Corey gets lost on his way to the recovery den which triggers Mike to send out a search and rescue party. They have some good laughs reminiscing about a Rock climbing adventure they all went on in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains and are reminded why you choose your climbing partners wisely.
Dec 7, 2020
The New Mountain Athlete Recovery Den
In this episode Corey records for the first time at the new Mountain Wellness recovery den. They reflect on some of moments that led him to this point and share some great stories that happen along the way.
1 hr 17 min
Nov 23, 2020
COVID 19 - Flu season
Corey and Mike give you strategies to prepare for an unprecedented pandemic and flu season, while Corey is in an all out effort to finish the new mountain athlete recovery den. Corey explains how natural sunlight can play a role in defending against viruses. Mike talks about how some hospitals treat your lung recovery after COVID- 19. Can breathwork improve your odds?
1 hr 1 min
Nov 1, 2020
Recovery for Mountain Athletes
In this episode Mike and Corey give some recovery tips for mountain athletes. They talk about how to address soft tissue injuries, why strength training is important, how to address aches and pains on the trail, the importance of electrolyte mineral balance, and give some self mobility tips you can do at home.
1 hr 13 min
Oct 19, 2020
Backcountry Video Production
What’s the best camera for backcountry travel? What’s just as important as the camera you pick? When is the best time to shoot? Corey and Mike take you back to the beginning of their ten year friendship. Corey needed a camera guy and Mike had just bought a camera. They share their audio video background and give you some great tips on how to film in the backcountry. Checkout some of their latest videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel /UCdbU9CbBLQxcDndX9mNfVVA https://vimeo.com/ridewithcore
1 hr 12 min
Oct 5, 2020
The Evolution of Risk
Corey works on the ultimate client experience as construction continues on the new Mountain Wellness recovery den in Helena Montana. Mike heads to Ojai CA to get some mountaineering instruction so he can begin climbing routes again. They both reminisce and talk about mitigating risk in The backcountry and the evolution of risk for the mountain athlete.
1 hr 17 min
Sep 21, 2020
In this episode you will learn what it means to be in nutritional ketosis. Corey and Mike talk about how it can benefit mountain athletes with performance and overall longevity. They talk about the shortfalls of the keto diet, why you might want to start intermittent fasting, and give some fueling strategies you can start implementing to achieve nutritional ketosis.
1 hr 33 min
Sep 8, 2020
Take your fat to the next level!
Corey and Mike shift gears from the previous episodes and jump into some health and performance talk. Corey drops some knowledge bombs on how mountain athletes can utilize fat to increase performance and overall longevity. They discuss avoiding vegetable oils at all cost, what fats you should be consuming, and give some tips on how to get more healthy fats in your diet.
1 hr 17 min
Aug 19, 2020
Elkhorn Mountains Montana
It's all happening at once! Corey and Mike introduce https://youtu.be/_TA51ymj1xE Dawnell Fuller as the new event coordinator for Mountain Wellness and she executes a daring plan to change event locations just day's before the event. Corey finishes moving just in time for Mike's arrival to Montana. While the Mountain Wellness retreat is happening Corey is in the middle of lease negotiations on a larger Mountain Wellness Recovery Den. Corey and Mike are stunned by what Dawnell manages to pull off for the retreat.
Aug 3, 2020
Windstorms and Hail
Adventuring episode! Corey learns the details of an extended backcountry trip Mike took on the John Muir Trail. With the group underfed and out of toilet paper, Mike shares how the beginning of the fast-pace trip created a few trip ending issues that had to be addressed.
1 hr 24 min
Jul 20, 2020
Since we don’t get the option of sitting around a campfire with friends sharing our favorite adventure stories, we thought why not bring it to the podcast! Grab your favorite drink and sit back and relax. It’s time for the first edition of mountain stories with Corey and Mike. They both share personal stories of bear encounters, Corey getting caught in a blizzard on a backcountry snowmobiling trip in Grand Mesa Colorado, and much more! Bonus: find the bear in the image above approaching our camp.
1 hr 13 min
Jul 13, 2020
In this episode, Corey and Mike discuss nutrition, Fueling strategies, and the overall importance of metabolic flexibility for mountain athletes. Corey talks about why we should not rely on one particular diet but instead understand how macro nutrients are metabolized and are used for different Energy demands.
1 hr 7 min
Jun 29, 2020
Mountain Wellness Update - Class 5 Insane Rafting Trip
In this episode, Corey and Mike talk about Corey’s unique experience coaching an international corporate wellness seminar on breath work, the expansion of the Mountain Wellness Recovery Den, and Mike’s upcoming backpacking trip where he’s attempting 80 miles on the John Muir trail in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains with only a month to train. Corey's insane raft trip at 44 minutes in.
1 hr 11 min
Jun 15, 2020
Breathwork is a powerful tool for optimizing health and performance for mountain athletes. In this episode, Corey and Mike discuss their personal relationship with breathwork, The importance of high tolerance to carbon dioxide as it relates to high elevation, The benefits of nasal breathing, and how you might start incorporating it into your training https://youtu.be/8e9CUz_z1H0.
1 hr 19 min
Jun 5, 2020
In this episode, Corey and Mike break down their morning routine. They talk movement, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, breath work, personal development tactics, and morning rituals.
1 hr 1 min
Jun 2, 2020
Mountain Wellness Challenge
In this episode, Corey and Mike discuss their experiences on the first annual Mountain Wellness adventure challenge. The challenge was a three day Alpine backpacking trip on the 20 Lakes Basin Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountains that took place last August. They break down what it was like planning the trip, how they prepared and trained leading up to it, and some great moments on their adventure. Make sure to check out the bonus video footage on the Mountain Wellness YouTube Channel. https://youtu.be/6AfgHPTlAuI
1 hr 7 min
May 9, 2020
The Fourth Pitch
The first episode of the Mountain Wellness podcast will definitely have you hanging on the edge of your seat! Host Corey Reed and co-host Michael Maina tell the story about one of their favorite adventures together. With limited climbing experience they teamed up with Paradox Sports, which is a non profit organization that serves individuals with physical disabilities rock climbing and ice climbing, to attempt a multi-pitch climb in the famed Yosemite Valley. They talk about the challenges associated with Corey being a blind amputee climber, Mike capturing it on film, what their training looked like leading up to it, and one of the most nerve-racking moments Corey has ever had in the mountains that went down on the fourth pitch of the climb. As a bonus checkout the video clip of the multi-pitch climb on the Mountain Wellness Youtube channel. https://youtu.be/QOmZFoGCW9w
1 hr 16 min