Twitch streamer, poker pro, vlogger, and #UltimateSweat winner Jaime Staples joins the podcast to talk about his crazy 2017, and the prop bet that will make his 2018 potentially ever crazier.

  • 2:30 – Start of the interview with Jaime Staples, and why celebrating winning the #UltimateSweat for $150,000 didn’t last all too long!
  • 3:55 – How did the #UltimateSweat come together: Betting $3,000 at 50:1 to win $150,000 for getting to within 1lbs of their body weight with Bill Perkins.
  • 6:15 – Talking through the first bet, how to approach it and what the plan was.
  • 8:28 – Completing the first year, losing a lot of weight and Jaime learned from this experience.
  • 11:06 – The content aspect on YouTube, Twitch and Twitter during the Ultimate Sweat, and the weigh-in during Run it Up! Reno.
  • 14:40 – The response from friends and family, during and after winning the prop bet that brought in $150,000 for Jaime and his brother Matt.
  • 17:50 – The interest from Good Morning America, Barstool Sports and other mainstream media in the prop bet.
  • 19:55 – The communication with Bill Perkins, and how the second year of the #UltimateSweat came together, getting below 10% body fat.
  • 24:11 – What will 2018 look like for Jaime and Matt, and how will they achieve getting below 10% body fat?
  • 26:10 – Why prop betting is important to achieve big goals like this, and why it is totally fine to find motivation externally.
  • 29:10 – Is Jaime Staples still a poker player first?
  • 33:12 – The response from the Twitch community to his #UltimateSweat challenge, and how Jaime Staples got his start on Twitch.
  • 38:20 – What are the most important factors for success on Twitch?
  • 44:30 – Setting goals as a poker player, studying and getting better as a pro.
  • 48:00 – Vlogging and content plans during Year 2 of the Ultimate Sweat.
  • 50:11 – Jaime shares advice on how he improved his health, and what he recommends other people that want to get healthier.
  • 53:25 – Aside from another year focussed on health, what are Jaime’s other goals for 2018?

Follow Mike Vacanti, Matt and Jaime Staples on social media as the #UltimateSweat continues. Follow MikeJaime and Matton YouTube for their vlogs, Matt and Jaime on Twitch and MikeMatt and Jaime are also on Twitter. 

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