Brian Mackenzie

S4EP8: Brian Mackenzie
Breathe Bake Tan

Brian Mackenzie was involved with CrossFit from the very beginning as the SME of CrossFit Endurance. He is an expert in the development and application of custom protocols to optimize human health and performance. His work harnesses and integrates respiratory, movement, strength and endurance-based training approaches to elicit unprecedented positive results. His protocols have been used to accelerate and raise both mental and physical performance in world-class Olympic and professional athletes, top executives, and operators, as well as to improve the health for people suffering from various chronic illnesses. Everyday people have also used Brian’s tools to reduce pathologic stress and to vastly heighten their mental and physical well being and performance. He has gone on to be the Founder & Creative Director of Power Speed Endurance, and the Co-Founder & President of the Health and Human Performance Foundation. We talk about everything from early CrossFit days, to how his methodology has evolved, to his sourdough bread baking practice.

For more info on Brian, follow him on Instagram and Twitter, and check out PSE and follow them on Instagram.

People, Organizations, and Tanning Salons mentioned in the episode:
[04:32]  Greg Glassman
[05:05]  CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Course
[05:30]  John Hackleman
[07:07]  Brian talks about opening a gym and implementing the concepts he was developing for runners using strength and conditioning as a pivotal part of long distance training.
[11:50]  Before meeting Brian, Kelly was running (badly) in North Face hiking shoes
[12:38]  Quad Dipsea
[13:10]  Fran
[14:09]  Brian’s take on the misunderstandings about aerobic efficiency in the early days
[18:40]  Looking back on how being involved in early CrossFit was transformational in Brian’s life
[21:15]  Robb Wolf
[21:51]  Buca di Beppo
[22:56]  Dave Castro
[24:53]  Tia-Clair Toomey, James Newberry
[25:56]  Nasal breathing technique
[28:49]  What would you go back and redo if you could?
[29:53]  Art of Breath
[30:20]  Training Mask
[30:50]  Ashtanga Yoga
[31:40]  Wim Hof
[32:27]  Rob Wilson
[36:34]  Rick Schroder, where is he now?
[37:05]  Power Speed Endurance, PSE App, State: Breathing App, Health and Human Performance Foundation 
[38:45]  No Lines Bakery, a club of two
[39:30]  Sun Company Tanning
[40:05]  Bread, fermented foods, Michael Pollan
[41:30]  Best gem from Kelly, “Dude, you’re only as good as your last loaf”.
[42:35]  Narcissus and Goldmund
[43:10]  Brian’s socials
[43:45]  San Francisco CrossFit

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