Talk Fitness To Me, hosted by Head Down Heart Up founder Evan T. Cook, dances between the philosophical and the practical to bring you the best strategies, insight and inspiration.
I (Ev) am on a mission to help filter out the hype and hyperbole. I want to make food, fitness, and lifestyle strategies so stupidly simple that it feels easy to do more of what works and less of what doesn’t.
If you’re ready to stop SETTING goals and start BEING the person you want to be, well, you just might want to listen in🕺
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Little to no rest during a workout seems to be all the rage these days. Sure, like anything, it has its place. But if you’re doing it blindly without knowing why, you’re quite possibly wasting your time (ironic, right!?) and sacrificing those sweetsweet gainz.
Whether it’s a New Year Resolution or something you plan to start at a future date, you have to do something to contribute to that TODAY. It doesn’t have to be something big, grand, or complicated - you just need to get started. Today, let’s talk about why this is SO important and how you might tackle this from a food and fitness perspective.
My home workouts are my quiet time where I have an opportunity to think and reflect. The results of such thinking and reflecting, when valuable to you, need to be shared. Today, let’s talk about 1. Why things will never be “perfect” and 2. Why using your “calories burned” as an indicator of a “good” workout is a bad idea.
Your environment, including the community or communities you’re apart of, is a key component of your success or demise in both fitness and in life. Let’s talk about why you should consider joining a gym with a great community even if you primarily workout at home.
We live in an instant gratification world. Because of this, we want fast results. We want to lose fat now. We want to build muscle now. We want to be STRONG now. I get it. It can be frustrating if we feel like we aren't progressing fast enough. If that's you, then you need to watch this video.
Far too often we only look at working out through the lens of fat loss and its associated calorie burn. Yes, lifting weights and moving our bodies requires energy (calories) to perform but the change and transformation you want comes AFTER your workout.
Today, let’s talk about the Stress+Recovery+Adaption cycle, what it means for you, and why you should care!
If you’ve been listening in over the past few episodes, you should now have a better understanding of where you are, where you want to go, and why. Now, let’s introduce you to the concept of the “Backlog” - the “how” you’re going to bring your goals to life.
Today, let’s look at whether or not your Food, Fitness and Lifestyle plan is really working and why it’s important to prioritize developing skills, habits, and behaviors over prescriptive plans or programs
Today, I let you in on my favorite pre-workout supplements and how to figure out if a pre-workout is right for you!
Quick links to the supplements I mentioned (affiliate links!):
Onnit Total Strength: onnit.sjv.io/c/368210/349603/5155
Onnit Shroomtech Sport: onnit.sjv.io/c/368210/349600/5155
Today, we talk about my favorite strategy to move closer to your food and fitness goals (or really any goals in your life for that matter). Even if you’ve never heard of OTAAT, I bet you won’t be surprised about what it represents.
Today, I went into this with nothing planned but ended up touching on the importance of ”space days.” Use these days to reassess, recalibrate, ad pick your head up for a moment to make sure you’re doing more of what’s working and less of what isn’t.
Today, we consider maybe, just maybe, our level of soreness following a workout or training session isn't the best indicator of ”good.” Is being sore after a workout a ”good” thing? Listen in as I explain why you might want to reconsider if you think it is🕺
Today, we talk about the two central tenants of the Perfect Fitness Framework and I take you through a 3-step prioritization strategy used by none other than Warren Buffett’s (yeah, THAT Warren Buffet).
Today on The Ev Daily we take this “mindset” conversation a bit deeper by looking at living from a place of desperation versus exploration. I brought the 🔥🔥🔥 on this one so you do not want to miss this!
Today, we avoid all hype and hyperbole and keep things super simple. We go back to basics with a focus on just ONE thing at a time. Remember, you can do anything and everything you want, just not all at once.
Today, well, today is my birthday people and while I appreciate every day for the blessing it is, it’s hard not to CELEBRATE when 365 of them come together🙌 So, that’s what’s we’re going to do. But let’s not forget our Wednesday check-in as we calibrate and adjust for the latter half of the week👊
Today, we bring a little Monday Motivation as we find ways to capture those little wins. We have a call in front the wonder Anji Ray. And from her we’re inspired to talk about the important and power in paying it forward🙌
Setting up your environment for success is one of the best ways to be, well, successful. Having equipment available at your Home is essential to building or maintaining your fitness habit. Here are 4 pieces of equipment I recommend to get you started.