The DBPT podcast

The DBPT podcast

By Dave Ballantine
Let's chat about all things training, nutrition and mindset for getting after your performance and body composition goals. Let's grab a coffee and a doughnut and chat.
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17. Prepping and portion control for better results.

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22. Winning the body comp lottery.
What if you woke up tomorrow with the body of your dreams, whatever that may be. How long do you think you'd keep it?  Instagram - www.instagram.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining Facebook - www.facebook.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining Website - www.edinburgh-pt.com
11:23
July 7, 2020
21. 5 tips for beating the slump
Today I have 5 tips for beating the slump in motivation that I'm hearing about from clients at the moment.  It's not unusual to find motivation slumping just now, so having some ideas on how to boost your momentum and increase your motivation to keep going is to help massively.  Enjoy the episode and go leave some feedback or a review :) Dave
13:22
June 30, 2020
20. The secret to fat loss
Is there a secret fat loss tactic we're not telling you? No. Sorry, there is no secret method that PTs are holding onto until you give us money!  This weeks episode I look at the 6 factors that affect fat loss, and how you can zero in on what works best for you.  Consistency, calorie balance, protein intake, carbs and fats, meal timings and supplements. What matters? What doesn't?  Check it all in the episode. 
29:07
June 23, 2020
19. The addition mindset
What if, instead of constantly trying to make yourself less in the pursuit of improved body composition aka fat loss, you aimed to give yourself, and become, more? More food whilst maintaining a calorie deficit. More strength and resilience instead of sweating calories off? More sleep and recovery time to make everything that bit easier. It's time to get out of the idea that you have to make yourself less. If you have questions or topics for the podcast, get in touch at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or via Instagram  Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
22:24
June 16, 2020
18. Why I no longer give meal plans, and other things I've changed my mind on
I had 3 great questions from a listener this week so I answered those in this weeks podcast.  What have I changed my mind on in the last 5 years? How has my training changed as I've gotten older, and how do I see it changing going forward? What are my thought on the use of straps, belts etc in training? If you have questions or topics for the podcast, get in touch at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or via Instagram  Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
27:46
June 9, 2020
17. Prepping and portion control for better results.
Why you need to prep your meals, how to start and questions to ask to get the best out of your meals.  Also, how to beat portion control issues when you're serving up your meals, and why removing options can be one of the best tools you can use to improve your training and nutrition.  If you have topics or questions, email me at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or DM me at www.instagram.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining  For online training enquiries, go here  Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
22:22
June 2, 2020
16. Do you need fasted cardio for fat loss??
This week we talk about protein needs, why you need it and where to get the best sources.  Do you need fasted cardio for better fat loss? And what it's actually good for.  And why you need to forget about training for strength at the moment, and what you should be focussing on instead.  If you have topics or questions, email me at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or DM me at www.instagram.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining For online training enquiries, go here Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
20:54
May 26, 2020
15. Interview with Calumn Duthie from CDFitnesscoaching
Today I have something a little different, instead of me chatting the whole episode, I got Calumn from CDFitnesscoaching to come on and chat (remotely, of course) about his approach and give his thoughts on a few topics. He gave some fantastic answers and I know you'll get loads from this episode.  You can find Calumn at CDFitnesscoaching.co.uk His social media links are: Instagram Facebook If you have topics or questions, email me at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or DM me at www.instagram.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining For online training enquiries, go here Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
43:32
May 19, 2020
14. What's the best training split for your goals?
This week I chat a bit about managing stress and when to adjust your training accordingly. What is the best training split for you to use, and managing expectations when it comes to fat loss and muscle building.  If you have topics or questions, email me at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or DM me at www.instagram.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining For online training enquiries, go here Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
22:05
May 12, 2020
13. Creating a new normal
With fat loss, there is no going back to eating normally. Eating normally is what got you to the point of wanting to go on a fat loss diet in the first place. Instead, you need to learn the skills, knowledge and habits that allow you to build a new normal. A sustainable and enjoyable approach that gets you a great result and allows you to keep it.  Other topics covered this week include training for your age, and some tips on beating the six week lockdown slump! You can submit topics or questions for future podcasts here - dave@edinburgh-pt.com or here - www.instagram.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining For online training enquiries, contact me here Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
18:44
May 5, 2020
12. Simple, effective and sustainable
After doing a couple of Instagram lives with a couple of PT friends, I chat about the common issues we/re seeing from clients and how we are trying to help with routine, motivation and more. I also talk a bit about our tendency to overcomplicate things and how that puts a roadblock in our way, stopping us from making progress.  If you have any questions, shoot me a message at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or head over to Instagram and message me there. If you would like your free copy of my home workout guide, you can get that here For online training enquiries, contact me here Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
15:05
April 28, 2020
11. Filling in the gaps
How to make the most out of your training and balance your approach for better full body results.  Movement categories I speak about in the episode: 1. Horz push 2. Horz pull 3. Squat 4. Hinge 5. Vert push 6. Vert pull 7. Sl squat 8.SL hinge 9. 1 arm press 10. 1 arm row Link to the blog post is here Also, the 80-20 approach to your diet to help build in more flexibility to your nutrition.  If you have any questions, shoot me a message at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or head over to Instagram and message me there. If you would like your free copy of my home workout guide, you can get that here For online training enquiries, contact me here Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
17:21
April 21, 2020
10. Comparison is the thief of joy
When is comparison a useful tool? And when can it mess you up? Also, should you adjust your calories down while in the lockdown period? What other factors do you need to take into consideration? And a great rule of thumb for your protein intake.  You can get in touch with questions or topics you want me to cover in future episodes here Facebook Instagram Edinburgh-pt.com
13:14
April 14, 2020
9. How often should you change your workouts??
How often should you change your training sessions? How can you improve your adherence to your plan?  Today I cover this and how you can adjust your training plan to suit your personality and get the most out of it.  I also explore ways for you to make bodyweight and light weight training more intense and get the best out of it.  Finally, I talk a bit about the idea that structure = freedom, and how routine and structure is more important now than ever before.  If you have any questions, shoot me a message at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or head over to Instagram and message me there. If you would like your free copy of my home workout guide, you can get that here For online training enquiries, contact me here Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
20:23
April 7, 2020
8. Mastering your home workouts
What you need to do to improve your home workout experience and a mindset shift to help you deal with the lockdown period and get the best out of the next few weeks or months.  If you have any questions, shoot me a message at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or head over to Instagram and message me there. If you would like your free copy of my home workout guide, you can get that here For online training enquiries, contact me here Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:41
March 31, 2020
7. Will I lose all my gains during the lockdown??
Will you lose your muscle and strength during the Covid 19 lockdown? How should you build your meal plans? What do I do if I don't want to workout? With the weirdest period of our collective memories in progress, I answer the above questions to help you make better choices about training and nutrition over the next few weeks.  If you have any questions, shoot me a message at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or head over to Instagram and message me there. If you would like your free copy of my home workout guide, you can get that here
13:54
March 24, 2020
6. How to make progress during the Corona quarantine. Mindset, diet, training and more!
We are going through uncertain times, with a lot of things out of our control, you may be feeling that you are stuck or struggling with your diet, training and everything else. Well I have good news! You have more control than you think. In todays episode I talk about what you have control over, the dietary changes you may need to make, how to change your training and all the homebased workout ideas you can use to continue to make progress over the next few weeks.  The home workouts I am going to do over the coming weeks will be going out live on my IG and uploaded to facebook afterwards.  If you have any questions about any fitness or nutrition topics that I can help with, please don't hesitate to send me a message and I'll be happy to help.  Stay healthy Dave Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
15:35
March 18, 2020
5. Motivation comes last, and my 3 go to supplements for health, performance and body composition.
I'm on holiday this week! So before I left I recorded a short episode to discuss motivation and the 3 supplements I have no issue recommending for improved health and body comp results.  You can find out more about any supplement you might be considering at examine.com If you have questions or topics for the podcast, your can email me at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or message me on Instagram  Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:14
March 10, 2020
4. Don't be a gym douche, beat overthinking and the key to fat loss diets.
This week I cover 6 tips for being a better gym goer, how to spot correctly, getting over overthinking and the common principle behind fat loss diets.  Answering a couple of questions from listeners and a topic I discussed with a client last week.  If you have questions or topics for the podcast, your can email me at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or message me on Instagram  Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
19:10
March 3, 2020
3. Fat loss vs weight loss, can you target fat loss and getting abz
Today's episode covers fat loss vs weight loss, targetting fat loss, the best time to train and abs.  Thanks for checking out the episode and I hope to hear from you soon! If you have any questions, you can get in touch via - email: dave@edinburgh-pt.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining Or my website: www.edinburgh-pt.com
18:42
February 25, 2020
2. Motivation, working 9-5, and celebrate your wins!
Today I answer a couple of questions from listeners and cover some stuff from client conversations over the last few days.  You can get in touch by email: dave@edinburgh-pt.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining Or Facebook: www.facebook.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining Website: www.edinburgh-pt.com Thanks for checking out the episode, hope to hear from you soon.
15:50
February 18, 2020
Episode 1: The origin story
In this first episode, I chat about what I want to achieve with the podcast, a brief history of how I got into training and PT and answer a couple of questions from clients.  You can get in touch by email: dave@edinburgh-pt.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining Or Facebook: www.facebook.com/daveballantinepersonaltraining Website: www.edinburgh-pt.com Thanks for checking out the episode, hope to hear from you soon. 
13:04
February 13, 2020