Guest Bio: Joey “CoCo” Diaz is a Cuban-American stand-up comedian and actor. Joey also hosts his own podcast called The Church of What’s Happening Now. Alberto Gallazzi is a world-renowned strength and conditioning coach.
Topics Discussed: The War of Art book; Alberto worked with and helped Joey; Alberto is from Italy; talk about Alberto’s background; importance of mobility; Becoming a Supple Leopard book; MobilityWOD Supernova massage balls; importance of yoga; feet need to be stronger; video of Alberto training; Vibram toe shoes; Jiu Jitsu leads to back and neck problems; Joe talks about messing up his back; treat your body like a science project; highlighting your imbalances; discovering your inefficiencies; working through pain creates problems; shoulder and knee injuries are the most common; hanging for shoulder issues; Joe recommends hanging from a chin-up bar; Joey talks about his sleep apnea; Joey takes long showers; importance of breathing; breathe in for one minute and out for one minute; yoga and breathing exercises; doing exercise and then shooting a gun; controlling breathing; breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth; remaining calm under pressure; breathing in through the mouth creates a feeling of panic; concentrating on your breathing makes exercising easier; hyperventilating; Joey talks about breathing and anxiety before going on stage; fear of public speaking; more yoga talk; fighters and fear of failure/lack of confidence; fear; military talk; martial arts in a street fight; phony martial arts practitioners; infomercials and quick fixes; performance anxiety and sex; (1:00:00) zebra stripes act as camouflage; Joe talks about the Stephen Thompson vs. Tyron Woodley fight; refereeing MMA; the UFC championship belt is important to make more money fighting; win bonuses; everyone should have a heavy bag to punch to relieve stress; Joe talks about visiting Italy; driving in Italy; the Amalfi Coast; food in Italy; Italian American food; more food talk; cheese on Italian food; wine talk; Alberto talks about his martial arts background; Krav Maga; importance of a good martial arts instructor; Joe felt inferior around people who had a good childhood; importance of family to Italians; making good choices as a child; Sleepers movie; working hard as a teenager; importance of work ethic; Nike’s “Just Do It” ad campaign; comedians who don’t write new material; working through slumps; Joey talks about doing Jiu Jitsu; Joey’s fear of needles; Pavel Tsatsouline; strength is a skill; don’t work out until your body fails; Pavel Tsatsouline on the Tim Ferriss podcast; Joe talks about weightlifting and doing Jiu Jitsu; kettlebell talk; Joey talks about exercise; breakdancers and Jiu Jitsu; Lando Vannata; Conor McGregor and movement; plyometrics; Alberto talks about CrossFit; Steve Maxwell thinks weightlifting shouldn’t be a sport; building endurance; do low repetitions more frequently when weight lifting; how Alberto schedules his workouts; Alberto’s crazy travelling schedule; Alberto’s diet; vegetables are very important; talk about vegetables; Joe grows lots of vegetables; Joe talks about dirt and growing vegetables; California’s recent rain; California’s glory hole; Joe uses hemp protein; Primal Kitchen bars; (2:00:00) importance of a low-sugar diet; Cuban sandwiches; Chinese Cuban food; Ari Shaffir is hiding in Vietnam; vanishing and not talking to anyone; Gabriel Iglesias cancels tour; Joe’s UFC contract is up in August and he’s not sure if he will continue commentating; writing new material after shooting a special; comedians who do the same material for years; Joey talks about doing comedy and his podcast; Joey did a podcast with an undercover cop who was chasing “The Iceman” Richard Kuklinski; more Iceman talk; Murder Machine book; The Iceman book; more talk about the Iceman murders; Joey gives his producer Lee Syatt acid, mushrooms, edibles, etc.; someone gave Joey liquid acid after one of his shows.
My Thoughts: I can’t understand half the stuff Alberto was saying. His Italian accent is pretty thick. Joe and Joey do most of the talking.
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