Coaching Confidence

Coaching Confidence

By David Birtwistle
About
Confidence comes from knowledge, achievement and repetition but first we need to talk about the things to get the knowledge.
Each week I discuss a multitude of elements, all of which contribute to our overall confidence.
Mentality, training, nutrition, masculinity, vulnerability, relationships and mindset.
Most of the topics come as direct questions from followers of my Instagram account, so if you have a topic or question you would like to discuss follow @david.birtwistle and let me know.
More places to listen
Confidence comes from knowledge, achievement and repetition but first we need to talk about the things to get the knowledge.
Each week I discuss a multitude of elements, all of which contribute to our overall confidence.
Mentality, training, nutrition, masculinity, vulnerability, relationships and mindset.
Most of the topics come as direct questions from followers of my Instagram account, so if you have a topic or question you would like to discuss follow @david.birtwistle and let me know.
www.david-birtwistle.com

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Ep.19 - Ben Bidwell challenges masculinity and how we can remove our masks to be happier
Questions 1) What caused you to start looking and challenging masculinity? 2) What is masculinity to you? 3) What are the problems faced by men today? 4) What masks did you wear and what about now? 5) Do men have to be perfect? 6) What do you do to become less worried by the stereotype of men? 7) What kind of man succeeds today? 8) What would you say to the typical guy who was raised in the 80's masculinity? 9) How do you think this change effects relationships and society as a whole? Check out Ben on instagram @thenakedprofessor Get your questions in for future episodes by hitting me up on instagram @david.birtwistle If youre looking for Online Coaching, check out my website for more info
58:27
November 26, 2019
Ep.18 - Why ego is the enemy to success PLUS how to admit to food binges and why
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition   Nutrition   How to avoid getting fat at christmas  Which is the best approach to food for you  Why you're not losing weight while eating healthy   Training   How you should train in winter to get the best results  How often should you be going all out in training  Is overtraining an issue   Mindset   Is it cheating to sell a photo of your feet to a stranger?   Why you should always admit to binging on food and how to do it   Why ego is the enemy of your success    All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle   If you want your questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM.   Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people.   If you're looking for more personalised information then feel free to check out my website
59:27
November 19, 2019
Ep.17 - I had a milkshake poured over my head at 13 by a bully at school
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition Why we should make small changes to our diet and not big ones Can you eat Mcdonalds and lose fat at the same time Is fruit what's stopping you from losing fat? Training How to get the most out of lifting weights The effect of having sex on back pain Why ego lifting is for losers Mindset The time i had a milkshake poured over my head by a bully How to be confident enough to choose a career Why men struggle to understand their emotions and how they can benefit from talking more openly All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want your questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people. If you're looking for more personalised information then feel free to check out my website
56:08
November 11, 2019
Ep. 16 - Game Changers documentary review | Design your life not your job | Is HIIT for you?
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition My thoughts on the new pro vegan documentary "Game Changers" How much protein you should be eating to build muscle How big and long should your surplus be? Training How to return to training after an injury Is it possible to build muscle while cycling every day Is HIIT the best way to train for the general population Mindset Getting through the 25 hour RedBull TimeLaps cycle race Lifestyle by design and planning for the future How to break a habit. How i stopped drinking. All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want your questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people. If you're looking for more personalised information then feel free to check out my website
59:10
November 5, 2019
Ep.15 - Khan Porter talks Crossfit, mental health and emotional awareness
Questions 1) What does it take to be a crossfit games athlete? 2) Is it better to do crossfit or bodybuilding for general training? 3) Best advice for gym newbies 4) Is chicken and rice the best way to get in shape? 5) Is there a definition of a healthy diet? 6) What diet does he follow specifically? 7) What is his definition of mental health 8) Khans mindfulness practices 9) Toxic habits in a relationship
56:27
October 23, 2019
Ep.14 - Broken back to Berlin Marathon with Ben Tansley
This is the first episode with a guest and it is all sorts of inspiring! Ben broke his back in a motorcycle accident 2 years ago but that's not stopping him from completing the Berlin Marathon and inspiring thousands of people in the process. We discuss: How does being paralysed effect your confidence Has his masculinity been effected by the accident Is it possible to go raving in ibiza in a wheelchair What drives him to constantly seek harder and harder challenges What challenges has he got planned for the future Check him out on instagram @tano_hg If you liked this episode please leave a 5* review and comment, it's much appreciated Follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle
55:27
October 15, 2019
Ep.13 - How to grow on instagram | Gaining healthy weight | Crossfit
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition How to know you're too lean it's unhealthy How to gain healthy weight - Muscle VS fat My thoughts on being vegetarian Training Is there a recommended daily step count to gain weight Is spin a good way to lose fat Is Crossfit a good way to get fit Mindset How to stop fearing weight gain What are the difficulties faced as a PT How to avoid social media anxiety Plus How to grow a social media account in 2019 All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want your questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people. If you're looking for more personalised information then feel free to check out my website
59:06
October 8, 2019
Ep.12 - Toxic masculinity in gyms | Fast weight loss | Is olympic lifting important
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition Do I trust Fitbits to give accurate calorie expenditure How to lose weight very quickly How important are protein bars  Training Are Front Squats or Backs Squats better for legs Is the Smith Machine worth using Are olympic lifts essential to be good at fitness Mindset Is toxic masculinity still in commercial gyms How to mentally recover from falling off the wagon How to fit fitness into a busy life All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want your questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people. If you're looking for more personalised information then feel free to check out my website
55:52
October 1, 2019
Ep.11 - Intimidated by the gym? | Your strength controls everything | The fear of commitment
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition Are all calories equal? Is sugar free the best way to lose fat? Can you lose fat and gain muscle at the same time? Training How important is NEAT? Do i have to train legs? What to do if you're intimidated by the gym Mindset How to change my fear of commitment The struggle of trusting people after being hurt How to get started on a big weight loss journey All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want your questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people. If you're looking for more personalised information then feel free to check out my website
52:32
September 24, 2019
Ep.10 - What is confidence?
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition How to avoid losing your condition when on holiday What's the most important meal of the day How to avoid yo-yo dieting Training Is it a good idea to do strength and cardio in the same session? Why you're not getting results following random instagram workouts How to know if your training is working Mindset What is confidence If you see a cute women/man, should you approach them? Should men talk about their feelings? All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want your questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people. If you're looking for more personalised information then feel free to check out my website
59:46
September 17, 2019
Ep.9 - Should you go Keto? | The best time to workout | How to remove self doubt
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition Is Keto the way to go for fat loss? What to do when you fall off the wagon Why you regain weight after your diet Training My 3 lifts for life The best time to workout Are cardio machines a waste of time Mindset How you can remove self doubt How to get out of a toxic relationship Why I live by the words "Actions Reflect Priorities" All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want your questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people.
59:37
September 10, 2019
Ep.8 - Would Alex Crockford beat me in a fight? | Does Creatine effect insulin resistance | Developing your mental strength
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition Does Creatine effect insulin resistance? Is there a limit to protein absorption in the body What supplements do I take and recommend Training How is my sciatic pain improving and how to help it How to improve your overhead mobility Should women lift weights Mindset What do i do that is just for me to improve my relationship with myself How to create success when you have the option of failing My top accomplishments in 2019 All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want your questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people.
55:51
September 3, 2019
Ep.7 - Should you be tracking your food? | How much cardio should you do | My definition of happiness
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition My best advice if you've just done a diet How my diet and fat loss program is currently going Should you use myfitnesspal to track your food & is it obsessive? Training How you should train for health & happiness How you can listen to your body when your training to avoid injury How much cardio you should be doing to lose fat Mindset The way to find a balance on life The best way to prioritise things to achieve the most What my definition of happiness is All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want your questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people.
51:34
August 29, 2019
Ep.6 - Upping your flirting skills | The low carb myth | Classes Vs Gym workouts
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition How to fit eating healthy into a busy life Eating chocolate while on a diet Should you cut out carbs to lose fat? Training The best recovery strategy for sore muscles Classes VS Gym, which is the best way to train? How hard do you need to train to get good results Mindset How to build self worth without external gratification How to be more motivated for life How to get better talking to people of the opposite sex All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want your questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people. 
59:46
August 19, 2019
Ep.5 - My mindfulness practices | How nutrition impacts mental health | The most important element of Fitness
Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition How does nutrition impact mental health? How important is tracking to achieving your goals? What is reverse dieting? Training How many days per week should you train How to improve grip strength What is the most important area of fitness to focus on Mindset Top tips for someone who wants to change career My top 3 personal mindfulness practices How to separate emotion from your goals All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want you're questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people. 
44:06
August 13, 2019
Ep. 4 - What does it mean to be a man | Can you gain muscle without Fat? | Should women have abs?
With the best ever audio from my podcast, it looks like i'm finally getting the hang of this haha Todays episode covers 3 questions from each area of discussion; Training, Mindset & Nutrition Nutrition How should pre-diabetic individuals eat to recover after training? Can you eat carbs after training if you're trying to lose fat? Can you gain muscle without gaining fat? Training What is the best thing an obese person can do to lose weight? How can women get lower abs and is it even possible? What do I do on recovery days Mindset What does it mean to be a man to me? How can we balance performance and aesthetic goals? How can physical activity effect mental health All these questions came in from the people who follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle If you want you're questions answered then follow me and slide into that DM. Please be a legend and leave a 5* review to help grow this podcast to reach more people. 
41:18
August 2, 2019
Ep.3 - Advice for gym newbies | Pizza or Burger? | Biggest relationship turn off?
Ep.3 - Advice for gym newbies | Pizza or Burger? | Biggest relationship turn off? Mindset Topics - How to slow down and appreciate life | How do i define masculinity | Biggest turn off in a relationship Nutrition Topics - Pizza or Burger? | Tips for diabetics | My current macros Training Topics - Training lots but not getting results? | My current training format | Advice for gym newbies Plus a story from my day
50:28
July 26, 2019
Ep.2 - Why I went to anger management
In this episode i talk about: Why i think smiling at your barista is one of the best things you can do. Does hitting the snooze button make you a less productive person? How I stay motivated to train regularly and how my motivation has changed over the past 10 years of training How to prevent and reduce muscle soreness after training My experience with anger management and vulnerability
30:27
July 19, 2019
Episode 1 - My biggest insecurities & why confidence is the most attractive quality
The first episode of my weekly InstaLIVE Q&A where my Instagram followers ask questions and get them answered. Today I share my biggest insecurities, what I think is attractive in a girlfriend and how I stay motivated to workout. If you want to have your questions answered then follow me on instagram @david.birtwistle and drop me a message.
53:05
July 11, 2019
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