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145: Alex Viada: The Quest For Complete Human Performance

Brief Bio:

Alex Viada, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and USA Triathlon Coach, is the founder and co-owner of Complete Human Performance.  A lifelong athlete, he has participated and competed in nearly every sport imaginable (some with greater success than others), since being dragged to his first swim meet when he was four years old.

Alex has close to 13 years of personal training and coaching experience with over 300 athletes of all ages and levels, in sports ranging from bodybuilding to ultra running to triathlon to cycling to powerlifting. He has also prepared close to 40 individuals for Ranger School, SFAS, BUD/s, and other selective military programs.


In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What does healthy look like?
  • Why high-intensity exercise isn’t as good as you think
  • The truth about heart rate
  • 3 Ways to make your heart stronger
  • Health benefits of aerobic exercise
  • How far do you need to run to get the benefits
  • Workout alternatives to running
  • How to start running
  • How important is VO2max?
  • How to train without a heart-rate monitor
  • The two most important parts of training
  • The essentials of “Hybrid Training”
  • Should you be eating clean?
  • Hormone therapy: Is it right for you?
  • Is testosterone therapy safe?



Roadwork 2.0

Mobility Circuits to Improve Your Aerobic System

Heart Rate Training

Karvonen Formula


Connect with Alex:


The Hybrid Athlete


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Ted Ryce is a high-performance coach, celebrity trainer, and a longevity evangelist. A leading fitness professional for over 24 years in the Miami Beach area, who has worked with celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, Rick Martin, Robert Downey, Jr., and hundreads of CEOs of multimillion-dollar companies. In addition to his fitness career, Ryce is the host of the top-rated podcast called Legendary Life, which helps men and women reclaim their health, and create the body and life they deserve.

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