This was supposed to be part of our short series on the Thermic Effect of Food but once we got into the episode we realized there was a lot to talk about. Everything we said led us down another rabbit hole. If you want to understand your metabolism, why and how it works take the time to listen to this.
When you talk about weight loss there are some important distinctions that need to happen. Certainly when you lose weight you are losing some combination of fat, muscle and water. How you workout and when pushes things either in the right direction or the wrong direction (maximizes fat loss compared to water and muscle).
If you switch to long workouts too soon and avoid certain workouts you will push your body to losing more muscle and water. That's what this podcast walks you through.
Cortisol is a hormone that its heart is meant to tear down tissue. Insulin's role is to build tissue. The problem you run into when you start adding stress on stress on stress. Think, dieting, low carb and working out a lot under fed you are sending a signal to your body that will affect your body's levels of cortisol, wake you up in the middle of the night and your workouts will be awful.
That's what Susan talks about in this important episode that honestly no one talks about. People talk a lot about Cortisol without giving you the key to the anecdote.
Here you go!
Metabolism is strikingly easy, Susan and I walk you through that and go into Metabolic Rate a bit and the factors involved.
In the second half of the podcast we talk about all the things you need to because in case you haven't figured it out you can't push the numbers in and in 4 weeks poof you are down 20 pounds.
In this episode we explain why.
This was the result of a poll that I posted on Facebook. What was interesting about it is that everyone got the answer right but didn't always know why. Susan and I broke it down in this episode which ended up super interesting.
I am a big fan of KidStrong and ParentStrong for young families. Megin and Matt asked my to come and talk to their parents about their nutrition but I also brought some tips from when my kids were young. As you can probably tell we are good friends so I think that made the conversation more enjoyable and hopefully fun to listen to for all of you.
This weekend my Brother in Law passed away. The obituary will say he died of a heart attack but he essentially died of fear. My family was robbed of more years with him because he believed in shortcuts and googled too much.
Because of that we lost a great person who didn't want to do a scary thing and didn't want to listen to the truth.
I suspect many of us out there deal with this and often embrace bad ideas out of fear. The message of this podcast is do the hard thing because people need you in their life.
It feels like we have turned a bit of a corner but everyone is in a different place. Susan and I talk about the various scenarios and the small changes that can really make a big difference.
We also had a great discussion about weight and self worth and try to give some thoughts and perspective on that concept.
Scott Hall is a lifetime member of Eat To Perform and we feature him a lot on the main page. He is also one of the head coaches at Kansas City Barbell. His transformation was incredible and he talks about why he thinks it happened so fast and the motivations that made that happen.
We also talk about Testosterone Replacement (whenever we put up a pic of Scott everyone screams STEROIDs, so we talk about that) and the difference between going to a doctor to address a deficiency and Steroids.
The part that I found the most interesting was the discussion on motivation and why people often need big events to make great chance.
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This came out SO good. Much of the industry gets super bored with the basics and foundational information but with no clients entering the market every day the fundamentals are often missed.
Here are some great examples we talked about:
Why Collagen is not a good source of protein and no one else is saying that. Note Jason sells collagen in some of his products so I thought his take on it was really interesting.
Why just eating real food often means you fall short on crucial macros and micros.
How to get your kids the right amount of nutrients in foods they like.
Show notes: Once again this is not about female hormone replacement but many women also suffer from low testosterone as they age so I think it can be informative for women also. The most important part is to find a practitioner that mostly does hormone replacement.
One of the more popular podcasts we did in the last year was with Gil on hormone replacement. In this episode we dive deeper since I am 3 months into Testosterone Replacement Therapy. I go into why I started and what the changes are that have happened thus far.
One of the big reasons I am trying to be so open about this process is because many people don't use a doctor with some really bad results. As Gil talks about even USING a doctor that isn't familiar has pitfalls.
Gil also does a great job explaining what happens once you start taking testosterone towards the end of the podcast with great and super informative detail.
We normally like to have a topic but at the end of the day we all know what that topic would have been. Susan and I felt like we all needed some relief from "virus talk". That isn't to say there isn't virus talk but we covered a lot of topics including "what's it going to take for women's sports to become more popular" and the contrast to how men and women view sports. We also talk about what the post virus world might look like where Susan and I both share what makes the world really great stories.
The major topic we covered was immune system health but we really dove deep on why super extreme versions of popular diets like low carb or intermittent fasting is a REAL BAD idea right now. The part that Susan does on cortisol alone is a must listen to anyone sleeping less than 7 hours a night.
In this episode Susan breaks down the claims of genetic testing and we walk through why and when it helps. We also go into food sensitivity tests and she gives a few ways that will ensure you are getting the correct answer (that will actually help).
This will actually be a two parter. The first turned out to be what custom means for Susan in her private practice and what it means for us here at Eat To Perform. At the end of the day a lot of this comes down to price. As we talk about if someone is advertising a service for $19.95 one time it's probably not very custom at all. We walk you through some ideas on how to figure that out.
This one is long over do but with the industry mostly focused on weight loss Susan wanted to study sports nutrition and for the most part it did not exist. Susan walks us through those early days and some of the pivotal moments she has been involved in over the years.
I first heard of Susan because our message was similar and really stood out compared to the narrative of less that dominates health and wellness blogs, pages and channels. The problem is that most people aren't dieting most of the time (or at least that's how it should work) and that's how Susan and I's path eventually crossed (with a little help from Molly Galbraith for Girls's Gone Strong).
I was listening to a podcast with Sarah Blakely the owner of Spanx and she brought up something very important to me. "you have the ability to change how you think". I brought that idea to Dr. Kleiner and asked her if she noticed how her professional athlete's talked to themselves and how that might differ from the way normal people do.
And that's how this podcast happened.
This is actually a video I did on the main page but it was very popular and it's only 6 minutes long. This also talks about a big change in the way that we viewed alcohol here at Eat To Perform and goes along with our members only Dry January challenge. (ignore the plan part I mention, if you want to talk to a coach about a plan simply go to www.eattoperform.com and we can help you there.
This podcast is an addendum to Susan's article on menopause. She goes a bit more into the science piece (trust me, it's not too nerdy) and walks you through the pitfalls of dieting all the time and removing a lot of foods that can help you through menopause.
With headlines related to both eating disorders and what is a coaches responsibility when working with an athlete spreading around social media we wanted to do an expert panel to dive into the topic. The discussion evolved into the mindset required to maintain a healthy life and perspective as it relates to how we ALL view weight. For coaches and people that work with athlete's this was meant to be a resource that you could you use to inspect your own biases and how becoming more aware of those will make you a better coach. Lastly let me say that just listening to this discussion was a dream come true for me and if you like what you hear please share because these topics affect a lot of people.
Here is a link about coaching practices: http://uwcla.uw.edu/research-with-impact/ambitious-coaching-project
Monica Van Winkle, MS RD specializes in sports and wellness nutrition, and the nutritional management of eating disorders. Experienced in the nutritional needs of athletes at the collegiate and professional level, Monica is the Sports Dietitian for the Seattle Mariners and Seattle Pacific University Athletics. Having spent five seasons as the Sports Dietitian for the University of Washington Husky Athletic Department, Monica precepted Sports Medicine Fellows as an Affiliate Faculty member at the University of Washington Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Kara Bazzi, LMFT, CEDS is the Co-Founder + Clinical Director of Opal Food & Body Wisdom. She is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has been focusing her work on the treatment of eating disorders since 2002. One of Kara’s passions and interests is working with athletes. As a former University of Washington cross country and track athlete, she continues to compete in sports, both as a passion and also to stay connected with the athletic mindset and lifestyle. She has developed the Exercise + Sport program at Opal to ensure that clients relationship to sport and exercise is an integral part of their treatment.
Coach Keenan Robinson is Director of Sports Medicine and Science at USA Swimming at the USOC Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Keenan is a highly accomplished Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach. Here is Dr. Kleiner talking about Keenan "I first met Keenan when he contacted me to work with a female Olympic gold medalist that he was concerned about. I have great respect for Keenan and am excited that he will join us from the coaching and training perspective, as well as from his seat directing the health and well being of athletes through the national governing body of the sport of swimming."
Fresh off her visit to Singapore Susan brings us back some great information on sleeping. If you haven't listened to the pod for the last 8 years this is a drum we have been beating the whole time. If you recall for the last 3 years I worked exclusively on sleep and had EASILY my best FAT LOSS cycle where I lost 20 pounds and was able to sleep well 90% of the time.
I have seen a few people WILDLY misinterpret Set Point Theory so this week Susan and I tackled that as a topic. One of the more interesting parts of the discussion was some recent research that might explain why elite athletes's manage their hunger and weight better than the average person (trust me, it's pretty interesting).
This was actually the first interview I did with Susan and neither of us had any idea the reaction it would get. Let me step back for a second, Susan is a PhD and a Registered Dietitian and wrote the best seller Power Eating which is now in it's 5th edition (called New Power Eating and it's awesome). Susan works with some of the most famous athlete's in the world and yet just mentioning the value of whole grains is controversial. One caveat I will says is that she is not talking about ALL whole grains but she goes over that in the podcast.
As I mention in the podcast I subconsciously gave up on whole grains and adding them back in on Susan's recommendation and to say that it has made a difference doesn't properly describe the value to my life. It's really been eye opening. If you aren't saddled with dogma and faux science I think you will enjoy this one.
We wanted to take a few days to really think about how we could add to this topic because if you saw the video it was super compelling and heartbreaking. Partly because people viewed Mary Cain as different from them. She is an elite runner, maybe you aren't. And what role does diet play for your children that play either weight restricted sports or sports where weight is a factor.
I can't walk down the street without someone asking me what my opinion is of the move Game Changers on Netflix. Sadly the reason people will start eating more plants isn't the reason they SHOULD and for most people this will become yet another thing that fails them.
So what Susan and I tried to do was set up the parameters for success without the excessive hyperbole and over reach from a scientific standpoint.
Most people don't know this but my "come uppance" in the nutrition world was done by building intermittent fasting protocols around workouts. It's something I have researched a lot. This podcast turned into a lot more than that though, here are some examples: The rules related to times are basically useless, working out fasted is not truly fasted if you ate the night before. Then of course the most important part is the exact amounts you eat coming out of a fast and how to avoid some of the pitfalls.
On this Sunday with Susan we talk digestion and mainly address food elimination or food avoidance and how to strategically add back in some foods that can really make a big difference as it relates to going to the bathroom more regularly.
The trend of telling people they are broken is old as time, once you can convince someone they are broken and you are the answer you can sell them virtually anything. With 30 years experience Susan hasn't seen a lot of broken people, what she has seen OFTEN are people trying to bang their head against a similar rock over and over again.
If you have a child that plays athletics in the hot conditions you HAVE to watch this. In the 2nd episode of Sunday's with Susan we talk about carbohydrates role in hydration, which electrolytes to use and how much. I guaranteed a large part of this conversation will be new to most people listening
Dr. Susan Kleiner works with some of the biggest names in all of sports (as well as regular folks looking to improve the life through food. We decided to tackle this topic first because we believe that a lot of the information out there related to gluten and inflammation is incomplete.
Dr. Kleiner is the author of Two Books relevant to this discussion, The Good Mood Diet which focuses on using food as an ally to reach your fat loss goals.
Then of course she has her revised version of her bestseller Power Eating. New Power Eating updates the original text which is now in its 5th version!
Lots of great information on this one, we spoke on a number of topics including why when your calories are lowest it affects your sleep so much. We talked about a lot of stuff including his wildly popular Stronger by Science podcast and I asked the question "Why is Science losing in this social media landscape?"
We actually recorded this last week and Paul talked about being 16 pounds down (now 17)and the process he is using to do that. Then Paul and Suzie go over the advantages of having a custom plan but not to be over reliant that it will solve all problems.
A lot of ground got covered in this episode but some of the highlights were the differences between illegal testosterone usage and prescribed amounts. But it was much more than that. Gil is a matter of fact talker and really just dropped a lot of science bombs along the way. If you are a man you HAVE to listen to this, if you are woman its also great information to have.
First let me say that all of these are marked explicit but this is a particularly explicit one, so keep that in mind, especially as we get into the main topic. We covered a road rage scare, walked you through the breadcrumbs members see in their files and then....We went over the real reason why you keep signing up for things and hoping for the side effect when you would be better off buckling down and learning the specifics.
The main topic was supposed to be a discussion on weighing yourself daily but Paul's update on his adjustments during his mini cut took up a lot of the time. Both topics are likely to be very interesting to most listeners who have ever failed at dieting and just quit because it was too hard.
People often wonder why I have cohosts since I talk so much, this episode shows why. I think the content is great but we had various distractions that are difficult to deal with. So suffer through that stuff because the content is that good.
So this podcast is about two week mini cuts using intermittent fasting. This basically allows you to be more aggressive and pushes the uncomfortable part to the beginning of the day since you don't want to go to bed hungry. I get VERY specific about every little thing, even why I weight myself twice a day, so keep that in mind. Some of what you will be hearing are the little tips and tricks that most services charge a lot of money for.
The topic at hand was how to lose a significant amount of fat and the approach you need to take from a practical and strategy standpoint. Then we got into what happens after you reach your goal and that is how the title of this podcast happened.
What HRV devices are introducing to people is that they aren't over trained, they are often under slept. This episode focuses on those ideas and then also builds in a few strategies along the way.
The biggest of which is that that fat loss is often a product of not just weight lost but muscle kept (since muscle is not fat).
I took the first example from a conversation I had with a client that wanted to lose 2 pounds a week (for a total of 40 pounds) and walked through that example. The second part of the podcast goes into the history of MANY bizarre decisions from Crossfit HQ including the decision this week to delete their FB and IG accounts.
Let's face it, detours suck but what if you could still make progress when you can't make it to the gym. In this episode we talk about injuries but also life stress and how to stay on track when life doesn't play fair.
Most people think that the secret to dieting is being super strict or eating very low. The most important part of any dieting cycle is how you were eating before you started eating less and what the plan is to normalize things once you done. We end the podcast with how you would view this if you have a significant amount fo weight to lose.
ETP Coach Suzie Glassman and founder Paul Nobles walk you through the five most important things to reach your goals. The list is different than the standard advice and once you listen, you will see why.
In a recent episode of the Joe Rogan podcast Joe has on Stephan Guyenet and Gary Taubes to debate why obesity happens. We cover a lot of topics on this episode but about half way in I talk about why chronic dieters are more susceptible to obesity and why we believe obese clients when they say they are not over consuming constantly.
In this episode Dr. Brad, Eat To Perform Lead Coach Suzie Glassman and Founder Paul Nobles walk you through the first book we have published in 4 years. We talk about why we wrote the book, who it's for and why it's so completely different than anything else out there.
From a historical perspective dieting is still in it's infancy. Sure people managed their weight before formal dieting started and quick fixes are not new. That said, the way we all consume information now has changed and so bad ideas spread faster. Dr. Brad walks you through how we got here and what comes next.
The idea was to talk about when to scale and adjust volume down but we got derailed in talking about reaching long term goals with just about anything. Some of the discussion was related to sobriety and the similarities and differences between alcohol and food.
Most people don't have a calorie problem, their habits often add up to inconsistency in other areas of their life and then they end up in the McDonald's Drive thru by the end of the day. In this podcast our senior coaches walk you through how to build new habits but maybe more importantly break older and destructive ones.
The diet industry has a dirty little secret, it's not all that successful for almost everyone and I am including all the new versions that dominate your social media feed. The reason is simple, their business model is failure and that is what I believe is the primary driver for the obesity epidemic we are facing. No one has any idea what "not dieting" (all of the time) looks like. That's what this podcast was about.
The foundation of Eat To Perform is what this podcast is about, we call that Performance/Recomp. Basically the period of time where you are building muscle and not dieting. It's the not dieting part no one focuses on and it's that part that makes any diet more successful. Yet no one focuses on this part but we stubbornly keep up with this message because it happens to be the most important concept as it relates to fat loss over time.
This is a deep dive of the most important concept in dieting. Diets are only effective when you weren't dieting BEFORE you started dieting. One way to know you are on a REALLY BAD diet is if they don't up your calories at some point. This podcast is about that and that is what separates us from the pack allowing you to have more will when you need it and defined times to start and end.
This is the first of a 2 part series we are doing on what we call the "adaptation prevention" phase, reversing and ultimately recomping (build muscle, not fat). Paul walks you through a lot of the pitfalls people make and helps you think differently about the approach as food normalizes, workouts improve and life gets back to normal.
Our children get a lot of information related to diet even at a very young age. Meredith talks about an experience with her 10 year old daughter and Paul talks about his 17 and 18 year old daughters, both of which are vegetarians and have been vegetarians for years.
The main emphasis on this podcast was to talk about how people use advice from trainers wrong. Weight lifting as an example should correct problems you may. We covered a lot of ground because there were a lot of topics that came up.
In the middle we get into a lengthy discussion about coming back to fitness after time off, some of it without working out but mostly with and just changing your routine. A stop and go is where you do a fat loss, cycle, long pause and resume later. Always interesting around the holiday's.
Let's face it, most of us make meal planning harder than it needs to be. I have never met a group of ninjas better than the meal preppers we have on staff. Here are their suggestions on making your life easier.
I have to be honest, I never know how good or bad these are but we walked through Meredith's Fat Loss phase to talk about why you might need to gain a little weight to get as lean as you might like. So I felt like this was a good one.
A lot of us have been down the good food versus bad food path and it left us a little broken (including Meredith and I). In this episode we talk about that experience and making food an ally in your journey.
Diets basically come in two forms, the form that eliminates food groups (low carb) to get to a deficit and the form that is more balanced (macros). I think a lot of are going to be surprised at my comments on both sides.
The first half of the podcast we talk about summer parades and Mardi Gras and in the second half of the podcast we get into focusing for the best amount of progress with whatever protocol you are doing and adjusting to find what you love.
High fat diets like Ketogenic Dieting are very popular right now, initially their role was very niche for diseased populations and now they are being used much more widely and have experienced a big resurgence. Brad talks about whether or not this attention is warranted and more importantly is a Ketogenic Diet superior to balance factoring in lifestyle factors?
For years Paul has talked about how naps worked against your night time sleep based on his personal experience. Find out why he changed his mind and Meredith and Paul dissect a clients body fat readings and why they lost so much fat without losing much muscle at all.
This was a podcast that was taped in May but never made it to upload. It was a review of Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker but that's not why people will remember this episode. Towards the end I had to clarify why I would intentionally choose brain damage for sex and dancing around that topic I suspect will be pretty funny to listeners.
In this episode we explore why or why you wouldn't intermittent fast giving you some of the science and our personal experiences along the way. We try to present both sides because it can be both a useful tool or a destructive tool depending on how it's used.
Most people don't have a macro or calorie problem, what they have is a life management issue and holiday's and vacations don't cooperate so the building blocks team tackles this and gives some advice that will change the way you think about how you have done things most of your life.
The main topic happens at about middle of the episode, previous to that Meredith and I chat about our kids, their driving and our life. Once that is done we talk about the summer and summers that changed our life completely, what that looked like and why it was important.
Most people go on diets for the summer or vacation without a real organized plan or after over doing it over the holiday's. At Eat To Perform we know your calories and soon we will have a fat loss calendar, this podcast goes over why planned cycles are better than spontaneous cycles.
So if this seems out of order that's because it is, we actually did this one as the first Building Blocks and it was a test but it was so good that people kept asking for it so we re-did it in the style that has become the norm for these sessions. Mike has designed all but one of our training templates and runs a group specifically on designing your training around your personality type.
On 60 minutes there was a piece on childhood trauma and the role that plays in our lives. In this episode Paul and Dr. Brad go over some of the science about how dieting can add layers onto Trauma and personal anecdotes on how to get on the right path.
Where do I even start with this one, this is a new series we are doing where the Eat To Perform staff tackles big ticket items. This week's topic is micronutrients or vitamins. How to get enough of them and which ones are important.
In the first part of the podcast I talk about about sleep and using weighted blankets and talk about my experiences with my daughter related to anxiety and sleep issues. In the last half is the MEAT, I walk you through all 5 phases of the Eat To Perform Method and I would argue that there is no company that will ever be as transparent about their IP as I was in this podcast. I hope you guys enjoy it.
This podcast came about as a result of a thread in the ETP Private community. I thought it would be nice to just run through these ideas off of the top of the dome (admittedly I probably rambled quite a bit, moreso than normal).
We covered a lot of ground on this one, the first two topics have a similar idea, dieting too extremely lands you in a worst spot and not a better spot and then I walk through a personal client of mine that is struggling and why I think it's one of my best coaching jobs ever.
One of the recent innovations with Eat To Perform is "breadcrumbs" they allow you to know where you are in the process at all times and what you are shooting for. These new breadcrumbs are for fat loss but the concept is the same as calories are moving higher. As your body is adapting and trying to find balance you want that balance at higher numbers. This is with Dr. Brad and I.
In this episode we talk about about how coaches communicate and how we use the ETP algorithm (EMMA) to help you guys get the results you want. The second half we talk about the free ETP templates that all members have access to with the man himself Mike Millner and how to best use them to reach your goals.
We are releasing our new body specific templates today for members and Mike and I talked about how they work, how to use them best and how to incorporate them with the other templates or the workouts you might do like Crossfit, Orange Theory, Les Mills or whatever.
"Be respectful of all your days so you don't have to pay the price for any one day". For most people it's not that one family gathering or that one party, it's when those things go off the rails with no activity so we give you guys strategies so that you can live your life and not end up with 10 pounds more than you like on December 27th.
Everything Hurts is the training template that comes free with your Eat To Perform membership, in this podcast we talk about "being anabolic" and how to use EH with other forms of exercise (not just adding more volume)
It's been a few weeks since we have been able to get a podcast up, the main topic is covered about halfway through and it's why setbacks actually allow you (upon reflection) to find the answer and it's that trial and error when you view things from an abundance standpoint that makes a difference.
This is the first episode of what will be a series where we take people from the start of their life and bring them through their dieting life to see what they figured out and why. The first episode is with ETP Legend Kulia Lemus.
The most important piece of Eat To Perform is the plan and doing the plan so coaches can move the plan around to get you the results you want. This video talks about a fool proof way to nail that from day one.
An important piece of Eat To Perform is believing the core tenants of the program, that's what we cover in the second half of this podcast. In the first half we go over the Big Brother finale, Create and our new Training template that is free to members.
In this episode we talk about the most important thing related to fat loss cycles and why the more you diet the worse you get at dieting. We also did a short Q&A at the end that had a lot of great questions.
Fat Loss and weight loss as a goal is very limiting and it causes people to not spread their wings as a human being so we spend the first half of the podcast exploring that. On the second half we explore Christmas Abbott new leadership role on Big Brother 19.
If you are looking for the podcast citing all the studies related to gaining muscle this won't be it. This however was one of our more entertaining podcasts and did go over Performance Recomp and Muscle Gain and explained how they apply in the phases.
We start off the podcast with what beast mode is and what it isn't. Then we talk about why carb sensitivity is a term that low carb advocates use to get people to buy their stuff and we end on talking about our new goal, Performance Recomp, what it is and why.
If you don't like it you won't do it and working out is a pretty important part of body composition. In this special episode we talk with Christian Thibaudeau about how to program specifically for your personality style and why that's so important.
In this clip I walk you through the baseline plan and why it is so important and what types of carbs to eat and why you CAN achieve your goals quicker if you start doing the plan as quickly as possible.
We covered a lot of ground on this one from whether or not you should be able to take your shirt off in public to why steps aren't as important in a fat loss phase. We also talked about why FitBit's new sleep cycles is a game changer and potentially has the chance to really make a dent in the obesity epidemic.
Chronic dieters are know to have better willpower than average folks, so why aren't they more successful dieting. That's a little bit of what we talk about on this podcast and on the second half we talk about a frustrating body fat result and how to use that information to get better results in the future.
Stress is something that needs to be managed during a fat loss phase or that fat loss phase will become ineffective. Here are some ideas on whether or not you might need to skip a workout to keep a fat loss goal rolling.
What most people think is a fat loss cycle is the first stage of a fat loss cycle and so they struggle with the "uncomfortable" piece or some hurdle comes up. So we talk about why a good performance phase is much better than going into things trying to hate yourself lean.
We had a debate on whether or not this would go live to regular listeners (that might not be members yet). I think this does give good insight for people and there is enough discussion that was entertaining. Still, we are time stamping this one, it might be off a few minutes but this should help if you are having a specific problem:
From the TS video post
5:35 Not getting mfp data in the app, disconnect reconnect fitbit
9:40 Clear your cache
10:35 If app is super hard for you, stick with your TS for now
11 App and TS do not communicate with each other currently
11:59 Healthkit, ignore the mfp address on the app
14:50 Data is incorrect - Boone’s Farm wine
17:05 What do we want entered on your TS
20:05 Weight’s not pulling
22 Is weight in kilos
23:50 When manually entering you want to update 1st, save, then manually make your changes then save
24:55 How does the app help vs the TS
25:50 Why app is impt
26:53 Request a review from the app
27:27 Not designed to go back
29:29 Can I go back and get all my data
30:27 Water cal burn is useless info for the app
32:42 Message: Problem with fitbit
34:20 Any ?’s at all, need new numbers etc, click request a review
35:33 Not a web app
38:50 Auto reviews
40:25 Request a review - talk to us give us notes why
43:33 Why steps over cal burn
45:36 If we are auto reviewed, how are we to communicate what we want
53:40 Hamburger settings edit
1:01 Scale :)
1:04 How much I love my wife
When you break it down where to start with Eat To Perform is very simple since we provide clients with a plan. So we focus on why that plan is important and why you shouldn't dig too deep in the beginning while you are establishing your new routine.
Every year this is a great way to put voices to the Eat To Perform coaches that help you daily. It's the podcast we love to do the most and as I think you will see we have all bonded over the years and it's nice to have moments together just having fun.
Heather Thompson has been an Eat To Perform member for over a year and started Coaching from day one. In this episode Heather, her coach Sarah and I talk about what that year has been like and what the future holds.
Dr. Brad put up a great video on why constantly deviating from the plan is a negative, even when the holiday's have you indulging a bit more. Sarah and I talk about it a bit more and bring up some ideas to take his thoughts a step further.
The one supplement I think everyone should take will surprise people that aren't all that familiar with ETP because most people don't know what it is nor will the person at GNC typically. We also go through a few live reviews as well.
The one big meal strategy doesn't mean you eat only one meal, listen in while Paul and April talk about how to deal with hyper caloric foods, how to structure your workouts and why you might need to choose between alcohol and dessert. We also talk about the Pokemon Go event for ThanksGiving.
Let's be real, cutting during the holiday's is typically going to be a bad idea. April and I run through strategies to come out of the holiday's at break even or slightly down and then we have a lengthy chat about LISS, who are we kidding, we talked about Pokemon Go for almost 30 minutes.
Listen in as we discuss:
Dr. Jeremy’s bio (1:50)
What is blood flow restriction? (5:30)
Are there populations that shouldn’t use blood flow restriction?
Comparison of blood flow restriction to high/low training (13:26)
Less demand on nervous system? (16:06)
Muscle will not infinitely respond (18:26)
Template for blood flow & regular training (21:36)
Is it a cure all? (23:27)
Upper and lower body blood flow session (24:15)
Practical applications and training methodology (28:40)
Time spent is less (34:50)
Is aerobic response elevated? (39:20)
How does the mechanism of blood flow restriction work?
Is this beneficial for soft tissue? (43:55)
What is the future of research in blood flow restriction? (46:00)
60 second summary of blood flow restriction training (50:11)
This week on the ETP podcast it is all about the benefits of staying uninjured in the gym and what to do if you are a little banged up.
Also, what does a day in the life of a physical therapist look like? Plus, what are some key points on staying Un-injured in the gym?
Dr Mike T interviews Dr Quinn Henoch who is the head of sports rehabilitation for Juggernaut HQ and has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis.
Listen in as we discuss:
• What is benefit of physical therapy and massage therapy at the gym? (2:56)
• Day in the life of PT (physical therapist) (5:49)
• Common preventable gym injuries & how to prevent them (9:12)
• Asymmetrical Intervention (17:20)
• Biomechanics of lifting – Postural Restoration helpful? (20:50)
• Wrist issues (29:02)
• Risk factors with hypermobility & explosiveness (33:00)
• Bio, Psycho, Social factors (36:35)
• Balance of training (40:02)
• Language used in queuing; language matters (41:06)
• Placebo vs. Nocebo (43:30)
• Stop doing stupid stuff that hurts (44:53)
• The day we don’t need PT (48:06)
• Where to find Dr. Quinn
This week on the ETP podcast it is all about gut health and how it affects performance.
Dr Mike T (hey that is me) interviews Dr Michael Ruscio whose knowledge of gut health is amazing. Dr Ruscio is a great friend and my personal doc who I enrolled to get me back on track when I crashed my body post PhD.
Listen in as we discuss:
• Where the friendship began . . . (0:40)
• Professor’s different responses to new information (2:37)
• Seeking support and challenge for hypothesis (4:46)
• Dr. Mike T saw Dr. Mike about gut health after he was burnt out (6:06)
• Dr. Ruscio’s background (6:25)
• Insomnia, depression and brain fog part of digestive issues (8:08)
• Functional and natural medicine updated and researched (11:26)
• Is Dr. Mike T’s journey with gut health the norm of how patients find Dr. Ruscio? (12:53)
• What are common digestive symptoms? (16:02)
• With those symptoms, what kind of follow up? (17:55)
• Is there such thing as over testing in natural medicine? (19:47)
• Is food allergy testing over done?
• Microbiotic testing; what is it? (27:40)
• Pan allergic or parasite (30:15)
• Odds of gluten sensitivity (32:40)
• Sea urchin story; analogy for irritant
• Long term objective is expansion (37:30)
• Stress is a factor in EVERYTHING. (38:40)
• Scaling back training? What? 41:31
• Hormone supports and stress (44:16)
• Bacterial balance similar to GI testing (45:35)
• Probiotics to try (48:27)
• Adrenal support (50:18)
• Top 3 things to do (53:13)
• Diet discussion (55:17)
This might be one of the best live review podcasts we have ever done because we cover so much ground. We reviewed clients with more AND we reviewed clients with less. We raised people's calories and slashed some but most importantly we give you the reasoning behind each one.
In this episode we talk about why Steroids actually help quite a bit and how some people in the diet industry that use PED's are being somewhat insincere as it relates to their progress and how it's harmful for people that aren't going to use Steroids to see progress. We also talk about why we changed our views on sponsoring athletes and pull the curtain back on what sponsoring athletes looks like.
Per usual for this podcast we do live Trendsheet reviews and talk to people about the value of pushing the performance side of things for a while before going into a deficit cycle. The podcast ends with Sarah revealing that she bought a new car and all hell breaks loose as I tell the story of how that process went down.
Look, here's the deal, Wine and Chocolate episodes are casual, we are having fun and reviewing clients Trendsheets (charts) in real time. If you are an ETP member you know us and it all makes sense. If you aren't, you are getting a sneak preview of the kinds of interaction that will help you see progress long term.
• Why Jose refuses to come to Minnesota (0:44)
• What he did that is quite rate (2:44)
• The downfalls of Western Blots (3:43)
• Is a PhD and a post doc needed? (5:34)
• The importance of “outcomes based research” (5:55)
• Do you need protein powders for high protein? (8:37)
• 3 studies on high protein intake (8:51)
• What happens to lean body mass when you eat more protein? (9:26)
• Hardcore lifters, tons of protein, and body comp over 1 year (10:12)
• 400 grams of protein per day? WTH.. (13:31)
• Did their kidneys explode? (14:10)
• The joy of carbs (17:01)
• Is oxidizing (burning) protein bad? (19:07)
• The pro and con of tight control in research (21:17)
• 14 highly trained men and protein– brand new study (25:47)
• Research – the good, bad, and ugly of peer reviews (30:07)
• Why not just measure everything? (37:03)
• Clients and 13 studies…(43:21)
• No studies behind exercise training? (46:11)
• The perfect world (47:14)
• The great peanut butter study (50:01)
• How much protein should I eat? (53:01)
Within TrendSheets probably the thing most noticeable recently is my description in people's plans that we are called The Rhythm. This is a Trensheets review podcast where "Super Days" and "The Rhythm" come up a lot.
We touch briefly on sleep issues and how Orgasm can be an answer for people struggling. We also go over Paul's family genetics and gymnastic tricks on GHD's. Most of the episode however is reviewing clients Trendsheets and walking people through those ideas.
If you go to EatToPerform.com and look at the article with this title you will see the video I created, at 35:53 someone comments on me having a double chin. The commenter is right, as a formerly obese person I have loose skin and aging certainly doesn't help that. As you can see from the million images of me online I am quite lean though and it opened the door to what being lean looks like as we age, especially when you lose almost 100 pounds like I did.
A lot of women with PCOS are frustrated and confused, Eat To Perform coach Lori Walsh walks you through how she lost 100 pounds, why the traditional treatments for PCOS never worked and the connection with insulin resistance. Listen in as we discuss:
• What is PCOS? (0:44)
• How did all of this start? (2:02)
• What are the symptoms commonly seen in PCOS? (4:13)
• How do you know when to talk to your doc? (9:06)
• Why having fun in your training is even more important here (14:23)
• How does lifestyle impact it? (19:49)
• Why stress and sleep are sooooo important here (21:01)
• How can you use heart rate variability (HRV) here (23:02)
• The elephant in the room – add MORE carbs to your diet? (28:07)
• The most important thing (34:07)
• What do you measure? (39:45)
• Loris success going from 240 to 180 lbs (45:19)
• Should you use a ketogenic diet for PCOS? (51:19)
• Should you just “Paleo Harder”? (52:07)
• What are the top 3 things you should do (54:01)
In this interview we discuss:
• How he got into studying protein’s effects (2:44)
• Why there is really only a daily requirement for protein (3:10)
• The implications of overfeeding on protein – do you get fat? (8:30)
• Why eating more protein can help with fat loss (11:30)
• Is there a negative effect of too much protein then lower amounts? (12:20)
• How specifically does protein help make bigger muscles? (15:01)
• Are BCAAs needed? (17:04)
• What is the effect of leucine? (18:37)
• Is there really a leucine threshold that you need per meal? (20:10)
• Can you really only use 30 grams of protein in one meal? (23:37)
• How much protein do you need based on your training? (26:54)
• What happens when you eat too much protein? (30:09)
• Does too much protein damage your kidneys? (34:05)
• Mice vs. humans for kidney function (39:31)
• The effects of lifting on protein (43:40)
• How much muscle do you lose from not eating protein? (45:14)
• Do you need a protein supplement? (47:48)
• Is there a post exercise anabolic window? (48:03)
• Summary of key points (49:01)
We talk about working with clients with a lot of fat to use and how our advice differs from the standard information. We also delve into how Skateboarding can be packaged to be more appealing to a mass audience.
Ok, if you aren't an Eat To Perform member you will almost certainly hate this podcast, at one point I stop and do math and there is more than a few "circular" moments. That said, we covered a lot of interesting ground so I couldn't leave it on the cutting room floor.
As we have introduced our new trend sheet product one thing is clear, people like doing the same thing over and over. In this podcast we talk about what needs to happen to find trends that show the path to eventual success.
Listen in as we discuss:
• What is an eccentric? (2:44)
• What is going on if we put a microscope on the muscle? (6:10)
• What is delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) aka why am I sore? (14:02)
• How to reduce DOMS (16:15)
• Lab stories of muscle soreness and work (19:02)
• What is the RPE effect and how can you use it? (19:48)
• What is the TriPhasic Method and the role of eccentrics (26:20)
• How do you incorporate eccentrics in combination (30:36)
• Programming with eccentrics and what to watch out for (31:24)
• 4 most under valued training methods (38:14)
• Can eccentrics be used to reduce injury? (44:19)
• What to watch out for when adding more eccentrics (45:01)
• Does being sore bump your metabolic rate? (49:43)
• Can you use them to reduce tendon / joint pain? (51:17)
• How to put it all together (55:14)
It is EXTREMELY rare that banging your head against a wall works, certainly sometimes you will knock down the wall but more often you end up broken and confused. What we talk about in this episode is that you have to try the opposite of what you are trying now to see a result and that process can be a bit uncomfortable but it's better than snuggling up to an approach that doesn't work.
In the first part of this we try to de-mystify deficit cycles Eat To Perform style and then we walk people through why muscle and metabolic work is a constant priority for bodybuilders and elite athletes and trying to correct why most people do the exact opposite.
Lot's of great questions from people that have been Eat To Perform members for quite some time. We go over why people snuggle up to extreme restriction and why it often leaves people confused and broken.
Let's face it, a lot of us aren't as young as we used to be. What we talk about in this podcast is how you can work smarter rather than harder to have a healthy and high functioning metabolism even into menopause.
We did this podcast in reaction to the New York times article on the reality show "The Biggest Loser". Basically the science is now showing what we have been saying for 4 year that chronic dieting destroys your metabolism. The question raised here is "can you do it and have a thriving metabolism".
We then transition to talk about women specific training in relation to their cycles. Common hydration myths (3:01)How do electrolytes play a role in muscle cramps (6:43)Can you prepare to compete in a hot location while in a cold climate? (12:33)Is sodium loading effective? (13:03)What are the top recommendations for hydration? (19:37)Is urine color useful? (21:00)Is dehydration the #1 performance killer? (29:40)
Are women different related to hydration? (30:54)Brief review of the menstrual cycle (33:1)Estrogen and progesterone hydration interactions (37:44)What about women looking for body composition changes? (41:47)What is the female triad? (46:01) What happens with hormonal birth control? (48:30)
Training recommendations to match specific cycle periods (54:41)
In this one we talk about addiction, root causes and how to move forward. I talk about my 29 years sober and how that helped me create the template that ultimately allowed me to solve my issues with food but also talked about doing the hard work (and that doesn't involve knowing your macros).
For most people the problem with weight loss is that they are too strict too soon and they are of the impression that "will" is the determining factor. In this podcast we talk about why that isn't the case and strategies to keep the extremes in the tool box and still see good, and maybe more importantly, sustainable results.
Eat To Perform coach Sarah Kumar and I walk you guys through the first few days reversing out of a fat loss cycle and talk to you guys about some of the lessons we are learning from clients in Group Coaching
The temptation is to try and eat as little as possible and do as much as possible. This podcast goes over little changes you can make to stay weight stable and also we delve into how sometimes less is more when it comes to exercise.
This is the podcast companion to the book where Brad and I walk through an overview with a few questions from clients on how to view different ways of exercising to see a result that shows up in the mirror.
Dr. Galpin is an accomplished weight lifter but also runs a lab studying muscle fibers. Our Dr. Mike T Nelson sits down with him to talk about coaching clients, the unwritten rules of program design and what you can learn from studying tiny muscle fibers.
Olympic lifting is something that is becoming very popular as people progress in their fitness journey. We did this podcast to talk about how you can do that while still keeping an eye on long term results.
In this episode Catharine and I talk about some of the lessons we have learned coaching thousands of people through fat loss cycles and we talk about how women should body fat test so they don't see wild variations.
Variety is so important we put it as number 3 on our list of nutritional priorities but when in a deficit variety is often not your friend and so we talk about strategies to add variety but also point out the value of eating similar foods.
In this podcast I talk about preparing for a competition in September and how I will adjust my training throughout the summer bringing my calories from as low as 1800 all the way up to 3500 in the course of only a few months (while maintaining weight and adding lean mass along the way)
This episode if very important for people new to Eat To Perform and trying to sort out all of the confusion. Establishing a baseline of calories and trying to sort out what your metabolic math is will lead you in a direction that will land you with understanding and results as we move along.
In this episode we talk about the cost of lead acquisition and pricing models for gyms but the real discussion we are having is value. The more varied your offerings can be the more value you can provide a broader audience. I also talk about how to get clients to pay you while they are auditioning you as a provider.
In this episode we are talking about hurdles overall but we are specifically we are talking about prioritizing be sick over working out so you can get back to working out at 100% quicker. We also answer a question from a member about spreading carbs out throughout the day and Chris and I go over various strategies on how to do that.
Things are headed in the right direction, sleep is good, you have a groove. While your workouts aren't great they aren't awful but the question is when do you start eating normal again and that answer is actually quite simple.
We run through a great series of questions on how to navigate confusing territory. While we didn't get a ton of questions the ones we got were very good and will help most people just starting out or trying to tweak their process.
I know we put that little "E" but I want to let everyone know that the language is very strong early on in the podcast when I talk about people within the Crossfit community judging others getting their first muscle ups. We also cover a bunch of other topics including which fuels to use and why and talk a bit about the adjustment for daylight savings time and how it interrupts your sleep and affects the scale.
This is not some geeky chat about protein, we run through the basics of why most people struggle and walk you guys through the considerations for the types of proteins you use. Paul starts the podcast talking about an interesting idea related to performance focused fat loss and how to view weight gain on Wave plus days.
This is actually a review from our coaches course where students are able to ask various questions about the modules. The emphasis of this class was focused on considerations as you set up your fat loss cycles and how you would adjust for different kinds of athletes (also known as human beings).
For today's chat we brought along ETP resident PhD's Dr. Mike T Nelson and Dr. Brad Dieter to talk about the consequences of extreme dieting and how to avoid some of the pitfalls and traps that are easy to fall into.
Facebook Groups isn't going anywhere and your clients want to communicate with each other outside of the confines or your space. Here are the rules on how we manage our brand and why you might want to consider how some of these rules apply to you.
The most important step in figuring out how to solve a problem is realizing that you have one and taking action. April and I walk you guys through this process and tell you why confusion often stops you from taking action and how to fix that.
The idea was to do carbs 101 and now that we are done I realize we only scratched the surface but it was a great discussion on the basics and how to increase lean mass with strategic carbs and why it works so well.
In this chapter we walk you guys through why dieting is causing the current obesity epidemic and how that wasn't the case even a short while ago and we provide you with studies that have been done that were very enlightening on this topic.
In this chapter I talk about why Failure is not only necessary it's crucial for eventual success. We also talk about why dieters are known to have more willpower than regular individuals and why you can't hate yourself lean.
In this episode we run through the last part of the cutting discussion which we call The Wave Method. We walk you through establishing a baseline, using that metabolic math for a positive result and then normalizing your calories and then rinsing and repeating to reach your ultimate goals.
John talks about the value of just getting out of your own way and letting the work happen. We also get into an important discussion about the differences between lifting weights and lifting weights to build muscle.
Eat To Perform members have various levels of classes depending on what they buy. This class if called FUNdamentals and it's typically the best one for Q&A because most people are new. If you aren't familiar with us and trying to figure out what we are all about this is a good listen.
In the first chapter I dive into my initial introduction to dieting and falling prey to simplistic information. Oprah Winfrey and Bob Greene changed dieting culture fundamentally with the idea of not eating carbs and night and, for me (and a lot of other folks from the clients we talk to daily) it became confusing constantly hearing contradicting information so I walk you guys through that process a bit.
In this second part of the conversation I get into more specifics on the content you need to provide, why you might be overthinking it and THE most important part that you are blowing right now. If you fix that, everything changes.
In this chapter I talk about how Eat To Perform started, why it's not just me and why it's important for people to not view eating as a simplistic equation of "less or more" and it's that nuance that has kept us confused.
People will often say that taking a scientific and evidenced approach to fitness can be confusing. In this episode from our coaches course Dr. Brad Dieter talks to Greg Nuckols about breaking through that clutter.
This was the first guest of our new coaches course series and it's still one of our best. Alex is an accomplished powerlifter AND and accomplished Ultra Marathoner. His views on work capacity is something everyone that wants to get better at exercise needs to hear.
This is going to be sort of a different podcast because I felt like this was going to be the best medium for this discussion and why I am not recommending people buy HealthBox (mostly the health band at this point) and why it isn't a great fit for Eat To Perform goals.
In this episode we talk about the impact on metabolism as it relates to different styles of training and why weight lifting creates a specific type of demand that is different than other forms of training and why that is beneficial.
In this episode we go over how athletes with more fat to use can optimize their fat loss goals using specific forms of cardio. We also go over how relatively lean people get leaner and the answer is going to surprise a lot of people. Paul and Sam debate the merits of specifying your training AWAY from your fat loss goals and why that might make sense at times.
I apologize that the beginning of the podcast feels a bit wonky, we had some production issues but the Q&A was too good to lose.
We do these classes for people just starting to Eat To Perform and they are some of our best podcasts because we get great questions. Most of our other podcasts have themes, as you can tell from this broadcast we didn't need a theme because the questions were coming in hot and heavy. This is a really good one if you are trying to understand more of what we do and how we do it.
In this podcast we talk about the consequences of lifting too heavy too often when fat loss is your goal and how to change up your routine. Also we cover the dreaded "I don't want to get bulky question" and tell you why lifting is a growth signal and that's exactly what you want for fat loss over time.
These episodes are devoted to training concepts for the most part but also we try to dig a bit deeper on why training volume is favorable for self esteem. So how did we get on the topic of Viagra and Whitney Cummings, you will have to listen to find out.
The best lies have a small fraction of truth that almost seems logical. The problem is no matter how many times you say them they don't suddenly become true. We walk you through why abs aren't actually made in the kitchen, we insulin is wrongly categorized as a "storage" hormone and why you should be eating at your calorie balance or above and how that positively can affect your fat loss goals.
It's easy to stay motivated when all the streams are aligned. In this episode we talk about sleep, sickness and getting back on the path. We talk about rigidity as part of the problem and why obstacles provide the light that show you the path.
We covered a lot of ground on this one and talked about how you can use past dieting knowledge to help your new journey as well as finding a good compromise between looking good naked and enjoying your workouts and your life.
In this "Quick Hitter" I walk users through establishing a baseline, using that baseline to see a specific result and then what life looks like after that. I use 3 examples to illustrate my point for various points in a persons journey.
With no April we decided to have a little fun with this one with our Guest Baker Leavitt from Kill Cliff. Baker is a super funny guy and has a new podcast called "The Panic Room with Black Baker". In this episode Baker pulls a gun on me, kind of (you might need to watch on YouTube to see that).
We deep dive the idea of "food perfection" and why limiting your options leads to failure for a lot of folks. We also talk about Paul's project doing lot's of reps over the course of one day as opposed to a shorter time window.
We record a few of these classes but this one came out so good I decided to make it a podcast. Eat To Perform QuickStart is an upgrade Eat To Perform members can buy to get acclimated a bit quicker, there is a bit more accountability and access to coaches and that's what makes it invaluable to new members.
Trying to start off 2016 in the right way we first need to start with how we talk to ourselves and allow failure to be a part of the process rather than the thing that ruins everything like all of the years before.
With the New Year comes a lot of scare tactics from all of the folks trying to "help you get back in shape". We talk to you about why it isn't as bad as you think and give you strategies to look at it differently.
This was a great podcast where we talked with world glass grip athlete Adam Glass and he says something everyone needs to here about gaining weight and when your body becomes unresponsive. This was one of the best calls we have ever had.
We wanted to use this podcast/webinar (can be found on YouTube) to highlight ETP staff from around the world including trying to find out holiday traditions in Australia. We got to meet everyone's families and just have a great time.
This has been a trending topic in the ETP community and one that is important for most people going through dieting cycles. Let's face it, sucking it up and eating less is relatively easy, the hard part is getting back to normal. In this podcast we walk a coaching client through that process.
April and I discuss the method we have used to help people get lean since day one. It's one of a few ways we can help people reach their goals but there are some VERY interesting points that need to be made about this approach.
This week in our coaches course we talk to Dr. James Heathers, James is an authority on Heart Rate Variability and the implications it has your recovery. One of the more interesting parts of the podcast was the discussion of psychological stressors and the impact that has on exercise and life in general.
This is a companion podcast to our 2 week mini cut article where we talk about how to use the "trump card" you have gained by Eating To Perform and some of the pitfalls of seeing at as an answer rather than a strategy.
Geoff Girvitz from Bang Fitness in Toronto, Canada talks about managing expectations and what a Hybrid approach looks like for the general population. If you only have one hour to work out most days you will like this episode. (we did have a few technical difficulties but in general Mike and I filled in the gaps pretty well)
This podcast announces our newest ways for ETP members to interact with coaches and really takes our community to the next level. We also talked about the ETP Open and how it will evolve in the next year.
This is a companion to the video series we did at Crossfit NYC "The Black Box" it walks you through the basics of Eat To Perform from mindset, to being both carbs and fat adapted and then finally our formula for fat loss.
This is a companion to the video series we did at Crossfit NYC "The Black Box" it walks you through the basics of Eat To Perform from mindset, to being both carbs and fat adapted and then finally our formula for fat loss.
This is a companion to the video series we did at Crossfit NYC "The Black Box" it walks you through the basics of Eat To Perform from mindset, to being both carbs and fat adapted and then finally our formula for fat loss.
We'll do one with Jordy talking more personally at some point (and we do have times where we do that in this podcast) but this one is mainly aimed towards talking to coaches about working with clients and helping them with their expectations.
Who are we kidding, this podcast is going to be the one talking about the going's on after the Granite Games when Jordy and Leonie skipped out on visiting the Grandview Lodge (aka the venue for ETP Summer Camp)
The first half of the podcast we talk about not being so rigid about your workout routine but making sure you keep activity as a priority. The second half we walk you through various ideas like whether or not you should work out when you are sick and a few ideas related to working out injured.
In this episode Chad Wesley Smith from Juggernaut Training Systems goes over how an athlete should peak for training. He uses the example of powerlifting (given how good he is at that) but it really does apply to all sports. The major emphasis being that you have to rest to adapt to stimulus (exercise).
In this podcast we talk with Doug Chapman. Doug trains some of the fittest and most recognizable athletes. Names like Julie Foucher, Neal Maddox, China Cho and more are all on Doug's roster of clients. He talks about what separates the contenders from the pretenders in one of the most entertaining conversations we have ever had.
Part of the problem with anything new is the description. When you don't have a simple answer people get confused. We talk about how you can simply view Eat To Perform to real results and then we also talk about how we measure your success and why you might want to reconsider what success looks like for yourself.
In this episode we talk about how to use your FitBit correctly and talk about HRV data using the ithlete. For the FitBit we talk about common misconceptions on how you actually lose fat. For the ithlete we talk about why HRV is one of the up and coming technologies and how to use it to get better as an athlete.