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Today, the Mad Scientist Chris Duffin and I sit down to discuss some of Chris’s incredible life stories and entrepreneurial ventures. From Duffin’s homeless childhood to his multiple companies, this episode depicts the relationship between adversity, strength, and health. Learn more about the Kabuki strength and Chris’s go-to modern BearFoot shoes in this episode.

Chris Duffin, the guy who made me reconsider my running shoes, is an inventor, thought leader, and serial entrepreneur in health and fitness. He has co-founded multiple prominent brands, the largest of which is Kabuki Strength. Not stopping there, he also founded a shoe company, Barefoot Athletics, and Build Fast Formula, which we will learn about today. So, if you are anything like me, impressed with Chris’s world record for squatting and deadlifting 1000 pounds for reps, then make sure you check out his detailed autobiography, The Eagle and the Dragon.

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Show Notes
[0:00] Intro
[2:30] Mikhaila introduces this episode’s guest Chris Duffin.
[5:30] Duffin’s homeless childhood story.
[13:00] How Chris feels towards his parents.
[22:00] Finding a healthy balance in creating adversity for your child.
[32:30] Finding strength in preventing common health issues.
[34:00] The importance of strength in maintaining your health through Chris’s experience in a painful back lifting.
[38:00] The body’s reaction to stress, our stress bucket, minimal effective dose
[44:00] The story of the modern running shoe.
[48:00] How controlling spinal mechanics can affect the whole body.
[53:30] The pros and cons of modern shoes versus Chris’s Bearfoot shoes.
[59:00] Kabuki Strength training equipment.
[1:05:00] Wrapping up the show. Where to find Chris Duffin online

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Mikhaila Peterson (@mikhailapeterson Instagram) is a 28 year old mother, CEO, health influencer, writer and founder of the Lion Diet, from Toronto, Canada. She has put her idiopathic juvenile arthritis, severe depression (bipolar type II), and chronic fatigue (among other ailments) into remission using The Lion Diet - a beef, salt and water elimination diet. Although it may seem unorthodox, she’s thrived on it for over 2 years. Also recognized for her work with her father, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson (Canadian psychologist and author), she encourages others to take responsibility for every part of their physical and mental health, and teaches how to dramatically transform one's life by never giving up on yourself.

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast is a podcast where host Mikhaila Peterson speaks with thought leaders, and industry changers - continually finding the best ways to improve the human experience. From stay at home mom’s to CEO’s, fitness enthusiasts to spiritual guides, nutrition researchers to health professionals - Mikhaila has interview-style conversations aimed at provoking thought, addressing difficult subjects, and speaking about topics that are generally shied away from.