What The Fat (WTF)

What The Fat (WTF)

What the Fat (WTF) is hosted by cutting-edge researcher and author of The Ketogenic Bible, Dr. Ryan Lowery. Tune in to hear to discover tools for living the low carb lifestyle and hear from top experts in the field of ketogenic diets, biohacking, and optimal human performance... Show More
February 6, 2020 55 min

Episode #127

 

Time Stamps

1:25 Growing Up Fast & Wanting To Be Faster

3:58 Jame’s Experience Going To College 

5:16 Journey To The Olympics

7:23 Being The Underdog

9:05 Experience (Or Lack Thereof) With Sponsorships 

12:03 The Accident That Changed Everything

19:05 Rehab & Getting Back To Training 

20:09 Squatting Accident 

22:17 Dedication To Remaining A Natural Athlete

23:45 Building Up To The First Race Back

26:00 Making It Back To The Olympics

28:00 Intermission

30:10 James’ Experience With Keto

34:14 Experience With DMT

40:49 How Much Of His Pain Is Mental 

43:30 Sprint Fit & Future Plans

47:00 Why Speed Is Everything

47:51 Coaching Other Teams

49:24 Where To Find James’ Business Info 

49:53 James’ Best/Favorite Competition Ever

50:51 Who Pushes Him- James’ Favorite Competitor 

51:47 The Best Athlete James haS Seen

53:02 James’ Favorite Meal

53:19 Where To Find Him On Social Media

53:50 What Legacy Does James Want To Leave Behind


Summary

James Ellington is the embodiment of the underdog. Even when his athletic career suffered due to a lack of sponsorships, he never gave up. James revolutionized the sponsorship game by securing his spot in the 2012 Olympics by selling himself for sponsorship on eBay. 

He continued to secure his title as a powerful 100-meter relay sprinter by placing 5th in the 4x100 Meter Relay in the 2016 Olympics, 3rd in the IAAF World Relays in 2014, and 1st in the 2014 & 2016 European Championships (all for the 4x100 Meter Relays). His career was abruptly put on hold when a life-threatening motorcycle accident left doctors saying he may never walk, let alone compete, again. James powered through with the mentality of taking it one day at a time. In this podcast, James dives into how he overcame his injuries, his journey with keto to fix hormone imbalances, and how struggling as an underdog gave him the strength to overcome any obstacle. 

 

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