Face it, you're tired of trainers always talking about diet and exercise. This is a podcast that talks about living the good life. From mindset to the science behind why you do what you do, we're determined to help you create a framework that enables you to make effective decisions and take massive action on your dreams.
Today I sit down with Lonnie Perry of Get In Lon fitness. He's a very motivated young trainer that reminds me a lot of myself when I was his age, so I was anxious to sit down and get his perspective. In this episode you'll learn alot about motivation and what helps us motivate our clients as well as what motivates us to be better trainers.
You ever get something new and all of a sudden feel uber confident in everything you do? Or have you achieved something that seemed like luck and it boosted you up for a bit. Today we're gonna talk about how you can get confident and remain confident, despite what the world throws at you.
When it comes to setting goals, you have to stop thinking about "how" you're gonna do it and concentrate more on what you really want. So many people keep thinking that once they know how something can be achieved they'll get it through hard work and effort. That's not always the case and in this episode, we'll find out why.
Wow! 150! So exciting! This episode is the second half of our 10 General Life Tips from last Thursday. You can listen to the first half by clicking right here or queuing up episode #145 on your listening device.
Today I'm going back to my expertise and talking about form running. Specifically your arm swing. We're gonna talk about how momentum is the main mover on your runs and how that translates to your everyday life.
Today was one of those days when I was feeling it. Luckily I took the time to sit down and talk about what it's like to get in the zone and what I do to get into and stay in the zone. This might be a helpful episode if you're always concerned with what people think about your work.
Face it, you might be like 8 out of 10 people that lose their motivation around this time of year and revert back to what you were doing. In this episode, I talk about why it can be easy to get misaligned and what can help to stay on course for the rest of 2019.
Investing in yourself is the most important thing you can ever do. As they say you can't pour from an empty pitcher so here are some ways you can consider investing and the reason why it's so good to invest in yourself in the first place.
In one of my first episodes I gave you my 10 tips for living the good life. I thought long and hard about these rules. It was way more than 10 at first, but I eventually whittled it down to 10 simple rules. Today we'll talk about the first 5.
Today we're gonna check in with how things are going here and we're gonna talk about those 70% of people that quit their resolutions two weeks into the month (real stat). Stay strong, we all can't be perfect.
Ankle mobility is one of those small things that has a huge impact in how you move through the world. In this episode I talk about why ankle mobility is so important, how you can test it, and more importantly, how you can improve it.
Funny that I record this episode on a day when I wasn't feeling it. Brings up a situation that I remember when I first started running track that can give us ultimate insight as to how we can always finish what we've started.
It's okay to mess up. But it's not okay to completely screw everything up. When it comes to the gym, there's a fine line between failure and success, but you won't know where that line is until you put in that work. Fire up those lats, we're bout to go for a quick adventure.
For some people exercise is torture and for others it's a habit. Today we're gonna discuss why people shouldn't think that it's torture and what they can do to make sure that it becomes a welcome part of their life.
So many injuries could be prevented if people would just listen to their body. There are two camps that we're gonna discuss today. The workout warriors and the newbies. They face the same challenges and they can remedy the issue with a simple approach.
Today I pretty much had a thought out discussion with myself about how doing the right things eventually can only lead to happiness and nothing else. So what stops us from doing the right things? Find out if I can figure it out in this episode.
Foam rolling is something everyone is talking about now, but not everyone knows how to do it (properly). We're gonna talk about proper rolling techniques and you wanna roll so you don't injure yourself.
Today I want us to talk about the most likely indicator of success in life. Bonus it also equates to success in the gym. If you are high in this psychological trait, you are absolutely winning in life (or at least, you should be)
Here I talk about how the problem with most people is that they have the wrong mindset. We're you can do just about anything with the right mindset and give you an easy solution to making life a little less challenging.
If you never do anything new, you're never gonna grow. Imagine a baby that never does anything, but sleep in the crib. Not a very fun existence right? Growing and experiencing life is why we are all here. So why aren't you doing it?
Today I talked with renown trainer and author Joe Cannon. He's written a number of books and talked to NASA and he's gonna talk to us today about the hidden dangers of exercise. Listen up because there's a lot of value in this episode today.
The other day I realized that a lot of people when they want to do something that makes them feel good, they end up feeling so much worse. We're gonna talk about living the good life without wasting a good amount of money or time.
Here's a throwback episode from when I used to record my Tuesday thoughts. It's a story about a lesson I applied from the book "How To Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie. Very interesting episode about the value we give to and recieve from others.
Today we're gonna be talking about a local television personality who had a brush with death because of a terrible workout. We're gonna find out what happened and what you can do to prevent it from happening to you.
Every one of us alive is alive because of ancestors that adapted. The ones that adapted the most, went on to be the dominant ones on earth. Then there's us. We're the same people, but many lack something important and that which we lack is what we're talking about today.
It sucks when you have to come from behind or when you're forced to overcome a limitation, but at the same time it feels so good when you win with said adversity. Today we're gonna talk about why the best thing you could do for yourself is screw up.
Fellow Alaskan assassin and veteran, Sarah Bishop was on my mind today as I saw yet another one of her blazing fast marathon times on my IG feed. Tried to run a mile at her pace and just about died. While I recover, let's talk about the difference between distance and sprints on the track and everyday life. BTW Sarah's a friend so I hope to have her on as a guest soon, but in the meantime follow her story on Instagram: @sarahbishopruns
Today's Fulfillment Friday and I want to talk about the past, present and future. Side note I talk about a very important reason why if you want to accomplish something, the worst idea is to tell people about it. Enjoy!
Today we're throwing it back to my old talks in the woods with my boy Frankie. He's since passed, but we had some good talks. Listen today as I talk about the difference between good and great artists. Sorry about the audio quality.
This is story number 2 about our stories that take away our power. The villain story is similar to the victim story except with one little catch. Find out how this perspective can actively take your power by switching your focus.
This is the first of a 3 part mini-series talking about the disempowering stories that we tell ourselves that really do nothing to serve us. Everybody does it, so we're gonna talk about how to recognize it and what you can do to gain control over your own life.
Here's a short little throwback for your morning commute. It's from when I first opened up my studios when I was riding high with confidence. Still am...thanks in part to this episode and of course, a great attitude ;-)
I'm back! Did you miss me?! I'm still shaking off the rust, so bear with me as I attempt to encourage you to stop working on this one thing when you step foot OUTSIDE the gym. Can you guess what it is? It might surprise you...
I'm heading back soon to pick up my hall of fame award and I just thought it'd be cool for you to know a little bit about running fast. In this episode, I talk about the common mistakes people often make in running form. Listen up, because you might be doing this yourself.
The key to gains is first letting go of what's holding you back. It's virtually impossible to grab on to success if you keep holding on to failure. Gratefulness is the first step into getting the body you want. Here's how to start.
Fear can grip us and prevent us from living out our God-given potential for freedom. They say that courage is not the absence of fear, but the acceptance of it. So here we're gonna learn about a practical and physical way to train your body and your mind to be less fearful.
I'm proud of the fact that I've hit this milestone, but it's all because of heaven and hell. It's all about envisioning what you want in life while simultaneously doing what you can to avoid living a torturous life. It's not as easy as it sounds to live the good life, but we'll hear how to do it in this, the 100th episode.
Sleep is ultra important for your workouts as well as everyday life. Here I talk about a special sleep routine that I got from living in Alaska that helps you sleep better. Bonus: it also helps you organize your day while you dream so that you can have a better night's sleep.
Today I decided to switch up the flavor a little and give you a raw and uncut version of the podcast. Had a lot of fun with this one making fun of my mistakes. Hope you have fun listening to why you should experiment in life...
Responsibility. It's the name of the game when talking about your feelings. How do others make you feel? Well, there's a very important distinction that we need to discuss between liberty and freedom...
This is a throwback from 2016 where I talk about why it's so important to give as much as often as you possibly can. It's not about the expectation of getting stuff though. Giving is so much more than just getting something tangible back...
On the latest episode, I talk about my failure to record the last episode. Sometimes you fail, but it's getting back up that builds your character. Here are my feelings about my failures and what I...we can do when we fail.
Why DON'T Jocks rule? They're strong and get paid all the money. But turns out, that's not necessarily always a good thing for them. But fortunately for us, there is one very big thing that's working in your favor and it's something that we'll learn more about, in today's episode.
Consistency is the name of the game when it comes to working out. If you don't have this one thing though, you can pretty much kiss your consistency (and results) goodbye in pretty much every area in life. Click to find out what it is...
It's episode 83! My favorite number, so we're gonna talk about my favorite subject. Being outside is awesome in a ton of ways, but I want to talk specific health benefits with you today, especially as it pertains to your workout.
Some people just make it so hard on themselves. The truth is that it's easy to do the things that will make you great, but it's also easy not to do them. Here are a few practical ideas that will help you in your workouts as well as in your everyday life.
Time is a resource that is unreplaceable. Once it's gone, it's gone. What are you doing with your time? If you aren't spending time where you should, even if you have good intentions, you're simply wasting it.
They say that four laps around the track is a mile. But is it really? Many things we think we understand actually leave us with more than questions than answers. Here's how to avoid that pitfall of overconfidence.
This is a live call from my private Facebook group Project SELFFY. If you would like to be a part of these live calls, look up our group on Facebook and ask to join. This talk was about a couple of cognitive biases that can make or break you based on the company you keep.
You know, broham, it's hard to go 100 mph every day. But there IS a way that you can increase the time you're going full steam and it doesn't involve and drugs or energy supplements. We'll talk today about what happens when you can't get yourself going into that next gear...
Everyone experiences depression at some point in time. Hell it's known that even Mother Teresa, one of the world's most popular saints, was prone to bouts of depression. The question isn't how you avoid it though. It's what you can learn from it...
Wanna know why winners always win. It's actually a simple answer. If you aren't doing these 3 things right now, I suggest you take a step back and take an honest look at your life and who you wish you want to be opposed what your actions are actually making you out to be.
This is one of my very first times talking on camera. It was about 3 years ago when I first started private consulting and coaching with my program called Project SELFFY. It has since evolved into a private Facebook group where I and others help each other come up with solutions to everyday problems related to life.
I recently found out that I have been inducted into the hall of fame for track and field at my alma mater Gustavus Adolphus College. Listen to find out why I wasn't quite so excited about that news after this past weekend.
Today we go back to a live call that from my inner circle where I talked about why we do what we do when we know it's not good for you. There is a scientific reason why you keep making the same decisions and today we're gonna talk about how you can break that chain if you like.
Today, we talk about doing the same workout routine or working the same muscle groups and how that's the worst thing for you besides inactivity, of course. Tune in to find what you can do to change all that and also make your life more efficient even outside the gym.
Happiness is tough sometimes when it seems like the chips are down. I talk today about the struggles and triumphs of attempting to achieve anything above mediocrity and how to always feel a sense of happiness in almost every aspect of every day life.
Today we're gonna pick back up with what we talked about in our last episode about listening to advice from fitness pros. Not everything is clear cut, black and white. But your actions are. Here's how to decipher the good from the bad information with your fitness as well as with your life.
There are a lot of people that claim they have all the answers and they may have a few, but there are a few things you have to consider if you're looking for someone to actually help you get to the next level.
Today we talk about a recent failure that's been irking me as my most recent triumph has kept me emotionally afloat. Running a business is tough, but experimentation and not being attached to the results not only helps in business, but in the rest of life as well.
Today we talk about the traditional reasons for keeping good company and how they can help you learn so much more than the average person. It's still a matter of execution, but you'll have an advantage with allies like the ones you'll have when we spend time with us.
We're gonna finish where I left off yesterday before I went onto a tangent. Consistency is key in anything you do. Sometimes it can be hard, especially when it seems that you're not getting results. Here's how you flip the switch to keep going.
There is so much you can learn from a failed attempt. Mostly, that the more you do, the more you learn, but you can actually learn that you are just like anyone else and your successes really only have to do with the fact that you're bolder than everyone else.
Today we talk about doing things the hard way, the easy way, and your way. There are some nuances to keeping things simple and fortunately for you, we're gonna talk about a solution to solving all of life's problems.
Today we talk about tempo and pace for your workouts. Your tempo is just as important as your frequency and you have to know how much of either you need. We also talk about something you should NEVER do in a gym towards the end of the episode so listen closely.
Here's a little something different today. I've just started some live Q&A in my private Facebook group Project SELFFY (Sustainable Expressions of Love From and For You). We dove deep into some fitness questions with this one so strap in and if you wanna join, look us up on Facebook!
38 is my favorite number and today we're gonna talk about my favorite subject...breathing. We've got a few different ways to do it to be the most efficient in your workouts and there's an extra bonus meditation breath that we'll learn together in today's conclusion.
We're switching it up today and talking about the real world life lesson you can learn from my family of immigrants. I was separated from my family for some time and I want you to know that adversity like that only makes you stronger...
I reminisce today on this first today back from a mini-vacation. It was interesting to come to the realization that I've always been someone who has actively looked to find help, almost as much as I have been willing to help others.
Today we're gonna talk about performance-enhancing drugs as well as a few other "supplements" that can help you get strong. Should you take them? Do they really help? Find out the answer to that here and discover the real world life lessons we can learn from the newly reignited drug culture in our country.
Today is a bit of a switch of the flavor for you as I go a little more heady with the concepts of fear and discomfort. It is my belief that to get to the next level of living the good life, it's important to understand the relationships between our actions and our aspirations. Let me know if you like the new Friday format with a review. I'd appreciate it a lot because I put a lot of time in to putting this one together for you ;-)
Probably one of the most important and most neglected parts of your body is the hip. So many people run into issues later on in life because they did not take the time to properly implement a good hip flexibility program. Here's yours.
It's getting nicer outside and it's time to get our summer body ready. We're gonna learn the difference between running on a treadmill and running in the great outdoors today. You are also invited to our new running program starting soon. Listen to the conclusion for details.
Today we're going to be talking about the old debate of long cardio versus short bursts of movement. Which one's better? Why should you do it? And of course I'll be discussing the real world application to these questions.
Do you have constant headaches or shoulder pain? Does your lower back hurt? Well it might be your neck. Listen in today as I explain a few causes for your pain as well as a couple of ways to prevent it and possibly even eliminate it altogether.
Sleep and supplements are probably the biggest factors for athletes and average Joe's alike. Find out what supplements you should be taking (if any) and how this helps you with getting closer to your friends and living the good life.
Today we're gonna elaborate a little bit about stability. Core is important, but there is a little known thing called proprioception, that you absolutely need if you're gonna be working at 100% capacity with your workouts
This is a very special episode because I get into some of the common mistakes that people make when trying to strengthen their back. We're gonna talk about those movements and give a few of my favorite ones that you can do at home.
We're picking up from yesterday with an actual stretch routine that you can use after your workouts. This is a comprehensive stretch, so listen up, because it's helped literally hundreds, if not thousands of people stay injury free under my training.
Debby has just gotten serious about working out as of the beginning of this year and she's had so much progress. She's older than most of my clients, yet has had the most progress. I had to find out what her secret was and the answer just might surprise you.
Talking about running and running form today. Dropping some knowledge from two decades of experience and 6 NCAA All-American track and field titles. You may be surprised about the complexity of simply going for a jog.
So fitting that I start this series about TRX on a Tuesday. I love alliteration! In fact, I love it so much that I briefly considered having it only on Tuesdays. NE hoo. Stay tuned to find out how these two foundational exercises using the TRX translate to help you accomplish greatness in your everyday life.
Today we've got a mini-episode where I'm talking about "the secret" and how to create a maintain the success you're looking for in life. It's a lot simpler than you think, but it's not easy. Take a listen and don't forget to share!
In this episode here, we sit down and talk to Russian Bodywork specialist, Dave Reeman. He's worked with many NFL teams including the Eagles, Redskins, Titans, Panthers, and Jets. He's got some interesting views about pain and how it can wreak havoc on our lives. Oh, and he gives me a demo too, showing me how it all actually works.
Today, my buddy Dave Charny stopped in to talk mindfulness with me. There are times when we need to stop and observe life and there are times when it's better to plan it out. There are formal and informal ways to do this that could absolutely shift your current paradigm.
I'm so happy that Dave came by and he even left a BONUS GUIDED MEDITATION on the back end of this here episode so listen out for that. You can find out more about Dave and how he might be able to help you personally by going to his website here (https://www.mindfulschools.org/resources/certified-instructor/name/david-charny/). Thanks for listening and don't forget to rate this and/or share this episode on iTunes.
This was our first venture into interviewing guests on the podcast. Today, we spoke with Robert Toporek (http://www.rolfingtoporek.com/). In this episode, we discover how one man who saw some of America's greatest heroes die while serving two tours in Vietnam, turned his life around. He went from an angry confused individual to become a healer who studied under the great Ida Rolf, the creator of the therapy technique, Rolfing.
They say warriors always come back to become healers and this certainly appears to be the case here...
We've made it to 10!! But not without a few hiccups. But that's perfect because today we're gonna be talking about pain and how you can learn to use it as advantage in getting to that next level of success. Pain is a great teacher, but we're gonna discover today that it shouldn't be your only teacher.
As Warren Buffet's mentor Charlie Munger says, "To get what you want you have to deserve what you want. The world is not yet a crazy enough place to start rewarding undeserving people." In this episode we'll find out if you deserve what you want and show you how if you're not quite there.
In lieu of the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, I discuss my personal experience as Patriots fan and how the Super Bowl has personally effected my life and helped me understand how valuable of a trait patience is to being happy.
Life is a series of circumstances. Every unfortunate event is an opportunity to grow and learn while everything else is an opportunity for gratitude. Listen to this episode as we talk about how life is never happening to us. It's simply a mindset. Life happens for us so that every moment has value just as long as you have the awareness to experience it.