#33 Tim Anderson – discovering the hero within, work capacity and mental resilience

Tim Anderson

Returning guest Tim Anderson, who was on Episode 7 all the way back in January 2018. A lot has happened since and we found out about Tim’s new book The Becoming Bulletproof Project. For those that didn’t listen to Tim on our first interview I’d recommend having a listen to get more detail on Tim’s background.

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EP 27 Benjamin Siong: the human spirit, fat loss and fitness competitors

Benjamin Siong podcast

Renowned fitness expert Ben Siong is among Australia’s leading body composition specialists, and the founder of Australian Strength Performance.

Having graduated with a Bachelors of Science (Psychology Major), and an Honours degree in Psychology, Ben is a passionate believer that a healthy mind begets a healthy body, and actively promotes the likes of positive thinking into all aspects of his training protocols. Continue reading “EP 27 Benjamin Siong: the human spirit, fat loss and fitness competitors”

EP 23 John Meadows: bodybuilding, work ethic and competitive drive

John Meadows podcast

John Meadows on the podcast. John is an American professional bodybuilder and entrepreneur with an intriguing story.

While John now boasts a successful career as an IFBB Pro bodybuilder and fitness company owner, his journey towards the top was extremely difficult to say the least. Continue reading “EP 23 John Meadows: bodybuilding, work ethic and competitive drive”

EP 22 Heather Pearson: overcoming a car crash, muscles & more

Heather Pearson podcast

Heather Pearson MSc ST MSMA MART Dip Sp. Psych., Dip APT., is a well-respected Sports Therapist and Strength Coach. In 2001 Heather was involved in a traumatic car crash where she sustained whole body injuries, multiple trapped nerves, headaches and all over dysfunction, and for many years she couldn’t walk properly without pain. After many years of battling with pain, Heather changed industry, became a therapist and trainer and founded 1body4life.

Heather has become renowned for resolving complex injuries with her innovative, self-created systems of diagnosis and rehabilitation, advanced soft tissue skills and Sports Psychology work. Heather has worked with a range of professional athletes including top level lifters, physique competitors, football players and ironman athletes as well as strength coaches and PT’s in the UK and Europe. Continue reading “EP 22 Heather Pearson: overcoming a car crash, muscles & more”

Movement matters – If it looks ugly, then stop

movement Adam McCubbin

The quality of every movement you do throughout the day and throughout your life, will impact your health for good or for bad, whether you like it or not.

Poorly executed daily movements and exercises will reinforce bad mechanics and movement dysfunction. This might not immediately cause pain or be a significant restriction to the desired outcome, but it’s something that will build up.  Continue reading “Movement matters – If it looks ugly, then stop”

EP 19 Andrew Read: Cutting through the BS of the fitness industry

Andrew Read

Andrew read is a veteran of the Personal training and coaching industry in Australia and has been for 20 plus years.

He is a prolific blog writer for several big online publications, including breaking muscle, blitz, inside MMA, Oxygen, Ultra Fit and many more. Andrew’s writing is his cranky and no BS policy. He has a refreshing outlook and a strong voice of reason in an otherwise very consussing industry. Continue reading “EP 19 Andrew Read: Cutting through the BS of the fitness industry”

Easy-strength: Increase strength without fatigue

Easy-strength ramadan

There is a complete misnomer that in order to get stronger, you need to push yourself to grind out sets and reach fatigue on each training block and this couldn’t be further from the truth with easy-strength.

We often forget (myself included) that strength and strength training is as much as a skill as it is a physical trait… Yes, at some point you need to lift heavy shit to get strong, but the point is you don’t have to be drowning in fatigue to make significant improvements. Continue reading “Easy-strength: Increase strength without fatigue”

Keep youthful with 5 basic daily movements

Adam McCubbin movements

Believe it or not, basic movements done on a daily basis and done well, will keep you younger for longer!

You might have heard trainers or coaches refer to weight training as the ultimate fountain of youth…

And in part, they’re right!

However, just doing weights without grasping the essence of movement can be a limiting factor and actually prematurely age your body.

Connective tissues, muscles and posture can regress if you don’t connect all the dots.

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Create a plan B for fitness and health

plan Adam McCubbin

There are countless methods to get you from point A to point B when it comes to your health and fitness.

More diets and training plans are created than people have the time to implement… And the funny thing is, most of these programs (assuming they are credible) work! That is…IF you follow them correctly.

Therin lies the magic! You MUST be able to follow the plan or diet for it to work. Continue reading “Create a plan B for fitness and health”

Lessons from Dan John – Little and often over the long haul

Dan John

I was fortunate to interview strength coach royalty Dan John, on the weekend. (iTunesStitcherYouTube)

He’s kinda a big deal, for those that might not have heard of him.

Dan is a pioneer in strength training (inventor of the goblet squat) and athletic development.

With over 5 decades of experience at an elite level and a dry sense of humour second to none (his books and articles are hilarious).

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