Cultivate the Mindset of an Ironman with Mihai Vigariu

“Not to prove them wrong but to prove myself that I am capable”


In this episode of the Curveball Architecture podcast, I was thrilled to invterview the fastest heavyweight Kona Athlete, Mihai Vigariu. Mihai has been a keto advocate for years and has been tracking his health data and optimising his performance with an array of health technology. He enthuses everything he does with an incredible energy and is a true inspiration.

We discuss how to cultivate the mindset and endurance of a champion athlete, the supplements he uses to support his energy and recovery, how he has used the ketogenic diet to optimise his physical performance and success in competition and training . Mihai is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Where does Mihai’s formidable energy and spirit come from? (0:52)
  • How does it Mihai embody positivity? (2:52)
  • When Mihai feels drained, how does he cope? (7:31)
  • How did he found about the Keto diet? (10:51)
  • What he can advise for people starting a Keto diet? (17:02)
  • The different approach for women and men on the Ketogenic diet (19:00)
  • What does he eat to fuel himself before a long run? (30:27)
  • How does he optimize his recovery? (43:33)
  • What has been the biggest curveball Mihai has encountered and how was he able to overcome it? (1:10:33)

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“I’ve had high expectations and I’ve always set challenging targets for myself not only sports but also in my professional life and in my academic life so I think I don’t want to sound like a cliche now but if you just set your mind to low targets and you hit low, this is what you get whereas you should you dream for the stars and blend on the moon” 

“There were times that I was not supported by people because they’re not believing in my dreams and in my expectations. In a way maybe this was a bigger trigger that got me even more involved.” 

“When you achieve a challenge it’s like unlocking the gate to a new level and then you have another challenge. This is how you grow as a person.” 

“The more you cultivate positivity on a daily basis, the more you have.” 

“If you don’t use technology wisely then it will affect your sleep.” 

“You need to look inside because healing actually starts from the inside. You need to heal yourself from the inside then you actually see the results outside.” 

“Try to be more cautious of what you’ve been doing differently.” 

“The biggest obstacle was me. My mind, my thoughts.”

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