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Active Dads Podcast

Active Dads Podcast

By Daniel Fredell
This podcast is for athletes who become dads and dads who want to become athletes. Jon and Daniel have been in the health and fitness industry for decades and know the impact becoming a dad has on the athlete's lifestyle. We hope to show, and learn, what it means to be an active dad in the gym, family, work, and life in general.


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Active Dads Podcast #40 How to Hunt Part 2
Part 2 of the first one, duh. Enjoy.
May 01, 2022
Active Dads Podcast #45 Muscle Hypertrophy
Today we discuss what it takes to build muscle. Plain and simple; but very complicated for some. The good news is we tell you everything you need to know. Enjoy.
May 01, 2022
Active Dads Podcast #44 Exercise for Reducing Depression
In this podcast we talk about the benefits exercise can have on reducing depression. Luckily, there have been many studies conducted on reducing stress in many ways other than pharmaceutical intervention. Jon and I have both dealt with depression and hope to help those still battling it. 
February 08, 2022
Active Dads Podcast #43 Kettlebells
Today we talk about my favorite training tool; the kettlebell. We cover the history and training styles. Enjoy.
February 01, 2022
Active Dads Podcast #42 Modifications for Injuries
Jon and I are both lame..... I guess in both uses of the word now that I think about it. Dealing with injuries comes with every physical endeavor and can slow or stop progress depending on your reaction. The best way to get back in there is to build a plan and stick to it. It's better to take it slow for a couple weeks than to stop completely for months. Enjoy
January 11, 2022
Active Dads Podcast #41 Giving Thanks
On this podcast we discuss some of the things that we were thankful for and many things that we take for granted everyday. It's easy to loose track of the more important aspects of life in the fast paced world we live in. Having a holiday weekend to in-depth review is a great idea. Make sure you use it wisely. 
November 30, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #39 How to Hunt Part 1
In this podcast we share some some tips on one of our favorite hobbies. We also talk a little bit about the stigma that comes with being a part of the pro-firearm and hunting community.
November 03, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #38 Functional Training
Functional Training has been around for a long time and used in many different health models. The current understanding, and uses, are not always in line with the true meaning. In this podcast we break down the purpose and application of true functional training. 
October 27, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #37 Toxic Masculinity Part 2
Here we discuss what a couple websites consider traits of toxic masculinity. Overall we agree most of the behaviors are bad, but we do not see how they exclusive to the masculine ideas we value.
October 05, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #36 Toxic Masculinity
In this episode we discuss what being a man means to us. Your views may differ, but that's ok. Being a man is not a clear cut idea or blueprint. It's about upholding your values and teaching those to your children in your way.
September 22, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #35 Taking Care of Momma
Having a little one has a huge impact on the life of the family as a whole, but Momma's entire life and body changes. Be sure to take care of her emotionally and physically to show her that she not alone in this situation.
August 31, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #34 Comp Recap
So we kinda lost this episode and forgot about it. This is the recap of Daniel's Natural Men's Physique comp and Jon's Black Mountain Monster Run.
August 26, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #33 Mindfulness
Being mindful just means living in the moment. It can be difficult because of all of the modern day distractions, but your family is worth your attention. If you spend all of your time on the phone or watching TV you will miss some amazing moments. 
August 26, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #32 Passion and Burnout
It's good to be back! Today We cover some of the common problems of burnout crossing over from one aspect of life into others and how it can effect everything if it is not met head on.
August 17, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #31 Comp Prep
Competition prep is as bad as you want it to be. You can suffer and starve, you can cruise by, or you can just sign up and show up. The choice is your, but your short comings will show in your performance as well.
June 07, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #30 Meal Prep
In this episode we give some of our tips for meal prepping. Having prepared meals is an easy way to keep yourself on track throughout a busy week. I do this weekly and it is a huge help and time saver.
June 07, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #29 Performance Anxiety
Today we cover some of the precontest issues that we deal with. Even though we compete often, we still get hit with the stress, negative thoughts, and nervousness that plagues everyone. We also give some tips that will help you to maintain focus on the task at hand.
May 01, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #27 No Excuses
What excuses are you putting between yourself and your goals? Today we discuss some of the common excuses and what you can do to avoid them. You can make excuses or you can make progress, not both.
April 08, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #26 Building Habits and Routines feat Cole Taylor
Today we were joined by Cole Taylor. Cole is a Coach/Mentor to many business Owners and has a great perspective towards building daily habits to increase awareness in multiple parts of life. We learned more than a few techniques for making connections and focal points to help accomplish the many goals we set in life. It's always a pleasure to sit down and chat with those who coach others because they have simple yet powerful ways of explaining the importance of seemly small details that make a huge difference. Enjoy!
March 23, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #25 Child Protection
In this episode we give some tips for keeping your child safe in various situations. We also discuss letting them be a little reckless as learning experiences. Enjoy.
March 10, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #24 5 Rules to Successful Training
This podcast is a breakdown of my '5 Rules to Successful Training' seminar I have given many times. As always, Jon added some great insight through his experiences as well. Enjoy!
March 02, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #23 Cookie Cutters and Muscle Mags
Ever tried a program from a popular muscle magazine and saw zero results? Yeah..... that's because it wasn't made for you. It was made in 5 mins for the masses and is pretty useless for everyone. We dive deep into the world of fitness "journalism" in this one.
February 25, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #22 Feat Mike Cordora
Mike is one of the most active athletes from our gym. He went from playing football to completing triathlons and now is focused more on longevity and running. We had a great conversation on dieting, training, and health. Enjoy.
February 17, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #21 Supplements
Do you need supplements or are you just looking for a faster track?
February 15, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #20 Lifting Spectrum
Today we discuss the Lifting Spectrum. This is a way to gauge where you are and what you can do to become a better lifter. Some think that being a beginner is a bad thing; I personally love learning new skills and embrace the role so that I can grow as much as possible. Where are you on the spectrum and what do you need to become an expert?
February 02, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #19 Longevity
Today we discuss the habits and lifestyles of the blue zone. These are the communities with the lowest rates of chronic diseases and reliance on medicine. They also have the most Centenarians  (those who live over 100 years) and overall longer life spans. While they are spread out all over the world, they have commonalities that we can all learn from. Enjoy.
January 26, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #18 Intesity
Intensity is a very tricky concept and a pretty hot topic in the fitness community right now. There are some ways to measure training intensity, which we discuss here, but when it comes down to it you have to step back and be honest with yourself. Are you giving it everything you got or are you just getting it done? What are the pros and cons to high intensity? What is best for you? We go over these question and more in this episode. I hope you enjoy and share with a friend.
January 17, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #17 Finding Purpose
Are you living with purpose? This can be a very revealing and sometimes scary question. Your work and family obligations probably make you fell useful, but how about your down time? Do you relax with purpose? Do you take in life or just participate in it? This podcast was full of rabbit holes, but that's what we do best. Enjoy!
January 05, 2021
Active Dads Podcast #16 Fat Loss and Easy Nutrition
Changing your diet is going to suck as much as you want it to. Don't dwell on it, just do it. 
December 28, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #15 Mindset with Marc Buhrmaster
Today we had an excellent conversation with Marc Buhrmaster. Marc is a long distance runner, Obstacle Course Racer, and one of my strongest athletes. He has zero quit in him and has surprise us both on multiple occasions. Anytime I talk about mindset and pushing through a challenge, I bring him up. He is not only a huge inspirational figure, he is also one of the most honest and open people I have ever met.
December 28, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #14 Goal Setting Part 2 Professional and Personal
Extending on our last podcast, we talk about goals in other aspect of life. We also discuss how some goals can cross over into the other areas and assist in building a stronger life as a whole.
December 08, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #13 Goal Setting Part 1 Fitness
Today we talk about the process of setting and achieving goals. Jon and I also discuss some of our current goals and what we are doing to make them reality.
November 21, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #12 Tribalism and Influence
Tribes are hard to build, but essential parts of society. Unfortunately, some tribes can become toxic. What influences do you want on your life? What influences do you want on your family?
November 09, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #11 Professionalism Part 3 Teamwork
Today we cover building and maintaining a strong team. Teamwork makes everyone's life easier no matter what position you're in. Always lead from the front and always take care of you team, on the job and at home.
October 30, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #10 Professionalism Part 2 Motivation
Motivation/Determination/Discipline whatever you call it; it means you get out of bed and do what you need to do. Your mindset will drive everything you do or choose not to do. Going through the motions is a terrible way to live.
October 22, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #9 Professionalism
Being active in your professional life is extremely important as well. Luckily, Jon teaches a Leadership course for his company and has a very in-depth knowledge of Professionalism.
October 22, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #8 Preparedness
There is no way to prepare for the arrival, but we have a few tips to make it easier. 
October 22, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #7 Fatigue
Fatigue makes cowards of men. Fatigue can wreck everything and should be taken head on. Going through the motions is a terrible way to live, so we give our favorite ways to battle fatigue physically and mentally.
October 22, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #6 Caloric Balance
Caloric balance will make or break any diet. Warning: I give a full breakdown of nutrition which involves numbers. Other than that, it was a great conversation.
October 22, 2020
Active Podcast #5 Active Fathering
Being an Active Dad is more than just running, lifting, and fighting. We also want our listeners to active in their family. This podcast hits close to home for me because I had to learn how to engage and interact with my son. Luckily, my wife stepped in to show me the way. Jon does a decent job too. Enjoy.
October 22, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #4 Gym vs Home Gym
Pros and Cons of training at a Gym vs building a Home Gym. Welcome to training in the year of the Rona.
October 22, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #3 Recovery Based Training
Here we discuss some great recovery tools to keep the crash away. New fathers know that lack of sleep is just a way of life, but there are many ways to change training habits to push recovery.
October 22, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #2 Life Stress
Life is full of ups and downs; stress is a part of that roller coaster. While we give some great examples and stress management techniques, the task to follow through is on you.
October 22, 2020
Active Dads Podcast #1 Getting Started
Getting started is always tough, but it is well worth it. Here we talk about quick and simple ways to get the ball rolling without spending hours in the gym.
October 22, 2020