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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep November 28, 2019

Managing Stress as a Trader through HIIT Workouts with Keith Morton

Episode Summary:

The life of a trader is one of extreme highs amidst a constant hum of anxiety. How do you manage the stress? Keith Morton ran marathons back when he was a trader in the 80s. It helped him blow off steam and keep work at work. Since then, he’s championed a more efficient approach to training with his Citywide Superslow gym. Tune in to learn why you should be doing HIIT workouts to manage stress and stay healthy.

Full Show Notes:

When things fall into place and you make a great trade, you feel a rush of exhilaration. However, trades like that don’t happen every day and more often than not you feel the pressure and anxiety inherent in trading with large amounts of money. Keith Morton knows the drill. As a trader in the 80s, he turned to exercise and marathons to manage his stress and stay in shape.

On this week’s episode of Limit Up! Keith talks to Jeff about his new venture Citywide Superslow and how he stays healthy through HIIT workouts and intermittent fasting. If you want to maximize your workouts to minimize stress and impact on your body, you’ll want to listen in for Keith’s advice. 

  • [00:37] – This week: Keith Morton
  • [01:49] – Jeff Carter interview with Keith Morton
    • [01:59] – Name A Hotel Room So We Never Forget 
    • [02:29] – Prior life as a pit trader
    • [03:52] – Brief, intense, infrequent, and safe
    • [07:50] – Fitness for trading
    • [09:08] – How training is different at Keith’s gym
    • [13:58] – Intermittent fasting
    • [18:40] – What to eat and when
    • [20:54] – Discovering SuperSlow
    • [23:30] – Success through failure
    • [24:47] – Separating exercise from recreation

Keith Morton is a partner at Citywide Superslow, a Chicago area studio specializing in HIIT workouts. After finding his workouts inefficient and ravaging his body, Keith turned to HIIT to stay in shape and minimize stress from his former life as a trader. Come into the studio to find a trainer to help you meet your exercise goals:

This episode of Limit Up! is hosted by Jeff Carter. Jeff is a general partner at West Loop Ventures. In April of 2007, he co-founded Hyde Park Angels and spearheaded the growth and development of one of the most active angel groups in the United States. He has consulted on the startup of several other angel groups. He is a former independent trader and member of the CME Board of Directors and was part of a small group that transformed CME from an open outcry exchange to the largest electronic exchange in the world. In 1998, CME was worth $182,134,000 in membership enterprise value. Today it’s worth $55 Billion.
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