SMP 77: What Is Cardio With Kenneth Jay?
Today our guest is Kenneth Jay, the author of the Cardio Code. Kenneth is from Denmark, and is the author of several books including the Viking Warrior Conditioning, a scientific approach to forging a heart of elastic steel, and the applications of the theory behind proper VO2max training. He has consulted with the Danish Special forces, the army, the navy, world wrestlers, athletes, body builders, navy seals, strippers and even the National Ping Pong Association. He is a nationally ranked arm wrestler and all around athlete.
Kenneth has always been interested in how the body works, and how exercise improves the body. He is studying exercise physiology, and has a masters degree in cardiovascular training. He will soon have a PH.D in musculoskeletal pain and performance. Focusing on the cognitive performance, and how we can optimize the brain. He also worked with the Danish National Swimming Team, professional tennis players, and some of the best athletes in the world.
Today’s topics include:
- The culture of Denmark, the happiest country in the world
- What Kenneth’s degrees and musculoskeletal pain and performance have to do with stress
- Kenneth’s project for treating stress and pain together, tracking stress and mobility training
- A multifactorial intervention, meaning many aspects into the rehabilitation including a mindful based component
- How throughout history breath and breathing has been practiced for athletic and mental improvement
- Viking Warrior Conditioning – Kettlebell snatches beginning with 15 seconds on 15 seconds off, and a system of five protocols
- How Kenneth worked with Pavel Tsatsouline’s system and became a master kettlebell teacher
- Understanding maximum oxygen uptake VO2Max – how much blood your heart can pump per minute and how much oxygen is used by the working muscles
- Experiments and concepts of the new Cardio Code book and the effect on the heart
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The best advice that Ken gives is to take a step back, breathe a little bit, and ask if it makes sense. Be skeptical and do your research and find out what is true and what works.
“It’s a good idea to start with something physical first, because it can open the door to things getting better” Kenneth Jay
“You don’t get a strength increase from mobility training, but it reduces pain quite a bit” Kenneth Jay
“Precise dynamic mobility isn’t going to have the stress on the body that pushing yourself with strength training does” Kenneth Jay
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