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The Excellence Cartel

The Excellence Cartel

By Jeffrey Black
Jason Theobald, Jeffrey Su, and Jeff Black - 3 of the most forward-thinking coaches in the health and industry space collaborate to bring their takes on leadership, success and serving others as a coach.
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Episode 134: Stress Biofeedback with Nick Langer
Episode 134: Stress Biofeedback with Nick Langer   Today Nick Langer of BR Physiques joined us to talk about tracking stress in biofeedback, how to interpret markers and when coaches should or should not ask clients to track.  We discuss HRV, RHR, FBG, BBT, and BG among others and how they relate and paint an actionable and coachable picture of the client.  We also discuss genetic predisposition to stress, lifestyle factors, and what changes should be made to ensure longevity in physique enhancement. www.theeexcellencecartel.com
01:05:19
May 18, 2022
Episode 133: Building a Community with Tristan Winters
Episode 133: Building a Community with Tristan Winters Today we were joined by Tristan Winters from the Daily Pursuit to talk about how he built his community of clients and coaches and his strong beliefs in service-based leadership. Head health, heart health, and daily checklists he says is what keeps his clients and his team going. We asked him questions about marketing, client communication and management and if he has ever fired a client. www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:08:38
May 10, 2022
Episode 132: Personal Training Perks with Jace Lopez
You sent Episode 132: Personal Training Perks with Jace Lopez   With the online coaching market heating up more and more each year it leaves us wondering how coaches can leverage the once "red ocean" space of personal training.  We invited Jace Lopez, owner of Apex Training in Lafayette, LA to talk about being a personal trainer and what operations and revenue look like for his gym and his team.  The industry is constantly shifting but what will never change is the desire for a personal connection between client and coach. Perhaps it is time we revisited in-person training. www.theexcellencecartel.com
58:30
May 03, 2022
Episode 131: Peter Bonds On Steroids
Today we welcomed Peter Bond onto our show to discuss his book "The Book On Steroids."  We asked Peter about what the research says on steroid use in terms of side effects, doses, and other topics. Peter covered a few different steroids such as Primobolan and Trenbolone along with of course testosterone, discussing the studies involving doses and duration. There was also a discussion on diuretic use and a few other good ones that made the time go by quickly. Peter's book is available at bookonsteroids.com www. theexcellencecartel.com
01:06:47
April 26, 2022
Episode 130: Leading from the Front with Aaron Straker
Episode 130: Leading from the Front "The coaching space is saturated, but it's not competitive". Today we were joined by Aaron Straker of Straker Nutrition to talk about business ownership, leadership, and setting standards and boundaries for success. Where do coaches go wrong, allowing their clients to breach boundaries? How do you draw good attention to yourself in a saturated marketplace? How do you communicate goals with clients so it resonates and translates into action? This was a great discussion today with plenty of stories, experience, and actionable tips to make your coaching more successful than yesterday. www.theexcellencecartel.com
58:58
April 19, 2022
Episode 129: Marketing with Strong AF Fitness
Today we were joined by Ross Cowan, owner of Strong AF Fitness who discusses his five tips on increasing business performance in terms of client headcount and revenue earned. How to build trust on social media? Should you use TikTok? When should you implement a customer resource management system? www.theexcellencecartel.com
42:39
April 12, 2022
Episode 128: PEC 6 - All The Things About Our Event
Hey everyone make sure you come check out PEC 6 (yes, we are on our 6th rodeo!) in Nashville this June 3rd to 6th! We are shaking things up with private, small group Q&A's with us three J's on Friday before the open event on Saturday featuring: List of speakers for Saturday ticket: 8 am Erin Crawford - Optimizing Fertility Through Nutrition & Natural Tactics 9 am Justin Mihaly - Physiological Manipulation Tools & Tactics To "Crack" The Body's Homeostatic Environment 10 am - Chanel Collette - Training Periodization During Hormonal Dysfunction & For Optimal Ovulation 11 am - John Jewett - Male PED Coaching: Achieving Superhuman & Risk Mitigation 12-1 Lunch 1 pm Jamie Pinder - Female PED Coaching: Maintaining Individual Femininity & Health 2 pm Scott Stevenson - Quest For The Perfect Rep 3 pm Michael Cliffords - Turning Case Studies & Testimonials Into Context 4 pm OPEN Q&A If you've joined us at any PEC in the past we'd love to have you back and we think you'll like the changes we've made, and will continue to make! Let's get better, together.
37:08
April 05, 2022
Episode 127: Programming Around The Menstrual Cycle
Episode 127: Programming around the Menstrual Cycle Vinny Russo, coach and WBFF Pro joined us today to discuss how he programs training, nutrition, and supplements around the female menstrual cycle. How long does a period last? How do you track it? What are the phases within a cycle and what hormonal implications are there? We cover the basics and then dive into troubleshooting what may go wrong, as every woman's cycle is unique. ​www.theexcellencecartel.com
57:49
March 29, 2022
Episode 126: Heart Health With Dr. Twyman
Episode 126: Today Dr. Twyman joined us to discuss all things Cardiovascular health-wise. Calcium score tests and their role in determining your risk of a heart incident. We discussed cholesterol numbers and what they mean to the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Along with chatting about others tests, such as the "max pulse test," to get better insight into your heart health. This episode has a host of practical and applicable takeaways to help you immediately and over the long haul. www.theexcellencecartel.com
51:47
March 22, 2022
Episode 125: All About IBD with Dr. Sean Golden
Episode 125: All About IBD with Dr. Sean Golden Dr. Golden from The Golden Health Method joined us again today for a deep dive into IBD, IBS, Crohn's and general gut dysbiosis. How does commensal bacteria modulate an immune response? How do different types of fiber act as friend or foe during periods of IBD calm and flares? Should you consume red meat or resistant starches? How is IBD diagnosed? Dr. Golden explains the deep science in a way anyone can understand and offers clear takeaways on nutrition interventions coaches and clients can start doing now to feel better. www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:13:44
March 15, 2022
Episode 124: Open Q&A
Episode 124: Open Q&A Today we relaxed the show a little to take on some of the questions we got in our DMs. How much overhead is acceptable in a coaching business? How to support depletions on HBC? Clothing recommendations for bodybuilders? We got a mixed bag today so we hope you enjoy our take and get some laughs along the way.
41:49
March 01, 2022
Episode 123: Phil Viz
Phil Viz joins Jason and Jeff Black today as Jeffrey Su is recovering from an emergency appendix removal. We sat down with Phil to discuss breaking down mental health as a competitor, lifestyle enthusiast, and business owner. From the performance enhancers you might take for competition and their effects on mental health to how to sustain your mental health as your business grows. Phil even discusses Kanna with us, a nugget of info to help recover from addictions to managing anxiety. With over 50 years in the industry on this episode, the experience and wisdom shared are worth tuning into! www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:04:49
February 23, 2022
Episode 122: The Tiger King Marc Lobliner
Episode 122: The Tiger King   We had the pleasure and the privilege of having Marc Lobliner on our show today, the CEO of tigerfitness.com!  Marc talks about his businesses, what success and having enough means to him now and the twists and turns along the way which made him value coaching, family, and legacy. www.theexcellencecartel.com
56:09
February 15, 2022
Episode 121: Jason's DNA Results
Episode 121: Jason's DNA Results   Jason took one for the team and got his DNA tested by Dr. Anthony Jay and today we break down the findings and analyze areas of risks on his report.  DNA testing can provide insight into genetic risks to your health and allow you to be preventative.  We can't change our genetics but we can change our habits and our environments.   Tune in to find out what Jason has learned and if Jeff Su will ever go bald. www.theexcellencecartel.com
59:42
February 08, 2022
Episode 120: Eating Disorders with Harriet Frew
Episode 120: Eating Disorders with Harriet Frew   Today we invited Harriet Frew, eating disorder therapist from the UK to chat with us about identifying patterns of disordered eating.  The unfortunate truth is that eating disorders are a common occurrence in the fitness industry, often hidden by goal focused physiques, Type A personalities and other displays of perfection.  But underneath those displays are trauma, anxiety, and a need for attention that must be counseled.  Anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, and other sub categories or eating disorders are on the rise but still not being talked about. Today we wanted to break that stigma and motivate anyone who listens today to start that conversation towards recovery. www.theexcellencecartel.com
52:02
February 04, 2022
Episode 119: Female Virilization with Jamie Pinder
Episode 119: Female Virilization with Jamie Pinder    Jamie joined us again today to talk openly about the side effects of female steroid use.  Physique enhancement in the competitive space can take a dark turn when you combine insecurities and access to drugs which have lasting, irreversible effects.  What you want at 22 will be a lot different than what you want at 35. Take the time to educate yourself before making decisions which have life long effects.  For more information on this topic check out Jamie's podcast on YouTube, "Cats, Clits, & Clen". www.theexcellencecartel.com
57:02
February 01, 2022
Episode 118: Online Coaching with Michael Clifford
Episode 118: Online Coaching with Michael Clifford   Today we invited Michael Clifford, architect of iLEAD to chat about the coaching industry, best business practices, and where we are all headed.  The coaching industry is growing rapidly in its life cycle stages and red ocean strategies are all around us.  How do you survive? How do you thrive?  Today we dive into the good and bad about a growing industry like ours and how to block out the noise and maintain focus on the client. www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:12:55
January 18, 2022
Episode 117: Deductive Reasoning and The Four F's with Vince Pitstick
Episode 117: Deductive Reasoning and The Four F's with Vince Pitstick   Inductive reasoning doesn't work when you are dealing with complex metabolic conditions - the act of applying a solution.  Deductive reasoning entails peeling layers back, finding your heaviest domino, and working a case from its roots out to its branches.  Today we invited the Metabolic Mentor himself, Vince Pitstick on to talk about his patented approach: Flush, Feed, Function, Fast and how he's changing lives and our industry through systems based coaching. www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:12:09
January 11, 2022
Episode 116: Longevity Drugs With Austin Stout
Episode 116: Longevity Drugs with Austin Stout  Austin joined us today to discuss the benefits of certain drugs like Telmisartan, Metformin, Insulin, and GH as they relate to longevity and physique enhancement for both men and women.  We discuss benefits, risks, dosages, and application within an hour! www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:01:43
January 04, 2022
Episode 115: The Business of Fitness with Nate Telow
Episode 115: The Business of Fitness with Nate Telow   Today I (Jeffrey Su) took the mic and hosted the show and we had fellow Massachusetts native Nate Telow on to talk about his various roles and adventures in the business of fitness and what success and happiness means to him in hindsight.  From the halls of Berkeley College to personal training to managing corporate gyms, Nate weaves his detailed story of leadership, business lessons, relationship building and what it means to find courage under pressure.  If you are a coach or a trainer this is a story you must listen to. www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:06:18
December 14, 2021
Episode 114: Open Q&A
Today is just Jason and Jeff Black as Su enjoys his vacation. Jason and Jeff hit the vault of questions and picked 6 random ones to entertain you all with for this week. 1)The importance of blood sugar readings in the off-season. 2)Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease 3)4 Types of PCOS 4)Thoughts on Primobolan 5)Coming off birth control - blood work or Dutch test? 6)One thing we have learned in business from 2021 www.theexcellencecartel.com
44:17
December 08, 2021
Episode 113: Physical Therapy Applications with Dr. Lawler (Part 2)
Episode 113: Physical Therapy Applications with Dr. Lawler (Part 2)  Today we got some "in clinic" hands on troubleshooting from Dr. Lawler on shoulder, back, and knee pain.  This is an episode we are also putting up on YouTube so listeners can also view the therapeutic movements being performed and physical ailments being diagnosed.  Be sure to check it out here https://youtu.be/BL-28UnHxQc and let us or the good doctor know if you have any questions! www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:07:19
December 01, 2021
Episode 112: Physical Therapy Applications with Dr. Lawler
Episode 112: Physical Therapy Applications with Dr. Lawler  Today we invited Dr. Racheal Lawler, owner of Anatomy Repair in Cleveland, TN onto the show to discuss the common anatomical issues which arise in athletes chasing strength and size.  Tight shoulders, low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, etc. are common in male and female athletes as well as general population clientele of all ages.  Dr. Lawler breaks it down for us and explains the common symptoms and situations involved when we experience joint and muscle pain.  This is a two part series, so join us next time for applicable tips and tricks to fix any muscular imbalances or joint pains you may have. www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:02:03
November 23, 2021
Episode 111: Estrogeneration ft. Dr. Anthony Jay
Episode 111: Estrogeneration ft. Dr. Anthony Jay  Today we invited Dr. Anthony Jay, author of Estrogeneration onto the show to discuss the implications and origins of increased environmental estrogens on our bodies.  Estrogen dominance and testosterone deficiency are both on the rise, and it's no coincidence so is our consumption of and interaction with plastics, detergents, and other environmental sources of estrogenics.  Dr. Jay discusses how we've all become overdosed on estrogen and provides some key takeaways to reduce exposure. www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:03:45
November 16, 2021
Episode 110: Open Q&A with Coaches Alicia and Sarah
Episode 110: Open Q&A with Coaches Alicia and Sarah   Alicia and Sarah are back today to join us on a round table, rapid fire style Q&A to answer your questions.  We cover benefits of HRT, recent deaths in bodybuilding, dawn phenomenon, activity trackers, and monitoring client progression.  This episode was filled with great take away information as well as laughs so let us know what you think and if our answers helped.  Also don't forget to register for PEC 5 in Dallas, TX. We are already getting sign ups and it's looking like our biggest event yet! www.theexcellencecartel.com
57:16
November 09, 2021
Episode 109: Coaching Spotlight with Sonia Rosario
Episode 109: Coaching Spotlight with Sonia Rosario   Today we invited Sonia Rosario, owner of SR Fitness onto our show alongside Mathew Park from Trainer Revenue Multiplier to discuss Sonia's coaching business and her aspirations for continued growth.  We discuss price points, her ideal client, and her fears and hopes being a new coach in this ever changing space. www.theexcellencecartel.com
57:22
November 02, 2021
Episode 108: Hashimoto's!
Episode 108: Hashimoto's!   It was just us three on the podcast today and we decided to take a deep dive into the obscure yet prevalent auto-immune disease known as Hashimoto's.  1 in 5 people suffer from an auto-immune disease with 75% of sufferers being female. Hashimoto's is the most common form, affecting about 8% of the US population.  Join us along a deep dive into thyroid function, thyroid testing, and the ins and outs of proper coaching and treatment to slow Hashimoto's disease progression.  This is a knowledge and application packed episode, hope you enjoy it and let us know if you have any questions! www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:00:26
October 26, 2021
Episode 107: Training Application ft. Jason Colley
Episode 107: Training Application ft. Jason Colley  Jason is back with us today as a follow up to our previous recording about proper training programming.  Today we dig a little deeper into the application and nuances of training for beginner and advanced athletes.
01:09:51
October 20, 2021
Episode 106: Laurin Conlin Joins Us To Discuss Finding Balance
Episode 106: Finding Balance with Social Media  Laurin Conlin joined us today from a solo trip away after unplugging from her social media for 10 days.  We discuss the necessity of social media as a tool for online coaches while expressing our unique feelings toward it as a distraction.  Our world has changed and will continue to change. Those of us who can adapt and maintain solid ground will have a greater chance of longevity in business.  How do you feel about social media? Let us know! www.theexcellencecartel.com
01:04:03
October 13, 2021
Episode 105: Open Q&A with Coaches Alicia and SarahUpdate
Episode 105: Open Q&A with Coaches Alicia and Sarah Today we were joined by Alicia Ciak of Fit Alpha Females and Sarah Fucinari of Team Fit With Me to answer your submitted questions.  We chat about feeding up, cardio modalities, and even get into discussing our new and varying approaches to SIBO and the GI MAP.  If you have questions you want answered make sure you DM them to us on The Excellence Cartel page on Instagram!
01:05:16
October 07, 2021
Episode 104: Building Muscle for Women ft. Sarah Ford Bishop
Episode 104: Building Muscle for Women ft. Sarah Ford Bishop  Today we invited Sarah Ford Bishop, coach and host of Unfiltered Fitness Radio on to discuss her personal journey and recovery from an eating disorder to bodybuilding to coaching.  Thorough her personal experiences Sarah picked up tools and strategies which she uses in her coaching today.  We discuss how to train hard, how to approach food freedom, and how to enjoy the journey.
01:01:14
September 22, 2021
Episode 103: Training Programming ft. Jason Colley
Episode 103: Training Programming ft. Jason Colley   Today we invited Jason Colley of prsystemstraining.com to discuss the ins and outs of properly intense training programming for physique enhancement goals.  Jason discusses bringing up weak parts, the balance between volume, intensity, frequency, time under tension, and training for women and around injuries.
01:02:41
September 15, 2021
Episode 102: Coaching Spotlight: Ashley Marcum
Episode 102: Coaching Spotlight: Ashley Marcum   Kicking off a new mini-series here on TEC, we invited up and coming coach Ashley Marcum onto our show today to discuss her growth trajectory as a new coach in the space.  How do you go from 3 clients to 100? What systems should you have in place? Do you pay for marketing? Who should your target client be?  The coaching industry has changed a lot since the forum and early social media days. if you are just getting into this space, how will you ensure you make it? 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com The excellence cartel 9-7-21 :36 What kind of bike are you getting su? Last 7 days? 3:45 How is Ashley’s last 7 days? 5:54 Matt’s last 7 days 7:25 Jason’s last 7 days 9:35 Jeff blacks last 7 days 10:30 amino-pure.com TEC 15 10:45 TRM free consult mathewpark.com/tec 13:11 PEC5 Jan 28-29th 14:45 Ashley tell us a little about you 17:40 Where are you at with client load? And offer? 19:20 What is the value of your offer? 21:52 Why should someone work with you? How are you different? 23:00 What would you say is your client avatar? What are the pain points? 26:45 Su when did you start charging $1000/mo 28:30 Anything you would suggest about her social media 29:33 Do you have a call to action on your posts? 31:00 Have you ever offered a free fitness challenge or workout plan? 33:30 How long do clients stick with you? 34:45 How do you make sure your clients voice is heard? 37:38 How do you track your leads? And do you have a referral program?4 39:54 Do you use any apps for your clients? 51:30 What do you visualize yourself making/doing in 10 years? Client load etc? 52:20 How will your personal life change with your success? What are you trying to accomplish? 53:30 How heavy is the imposter voice in your head? 54:15 What do you think triggers your imposter voice in your head? 58:40 Nick, what is the biggest takeaway you had from this episode? 60:53 Ashley, what is your opinion on how this podcast has gone?
01:12:52
September 08, 2021
Episode 101 - 1st Phorm Weekend Recap
Episode 101: 1st Phorm Weekend Recap  We had an awesome weekend in St. Louis talking business with other top coaches in the industry at 1st Phorm headquarters and we wanted to share what we learned.  Networking in this industry is extremely important and we didn't want to miss out on this chance to meet new and upcoming faces of coaching.  If you couldn't make the trip down you can listen to our experience and maybe we'll see you at our next destination! 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com 8/31/21 1st Phorm Event Recap :37 Trainer Revenue Multiplier www.mathewpark.com/tec free consultation 1:18 Amino Pure TEC15 15% discount 2:00 PEC 5 Dallas Jan 28 29 3:40 Jasons last 7 days 5:50 Jeff Su’s last 7 days 7:47 Jeff Blacks Last 7 days 9:45 Nick’s last 7 days 11:20 Jeff Su’s trip recap 14:35 What did you think of the 1st Phorm gym? 17:21 Jason’s trip recap 19:49 what did you think of the gym? 30:00 closing thoughts on why you should go to these events Nick’s IG Power_maurer
38:01
September 01, 2021
Episode 100: G-Flux Applied with Brandon DaCruz
Episode 100: G-Flux Applied with Brandon DaCruz   We invited Brandon back onto our show today to go over the various ways to apply the G-Flux concept to different client populations.  There are so many ways to make moving around more enjoyable. Brandon goes over some creative methods we can all expend more energy without adding more time on the treadmill.
58:17
August 18, 2021
Episode 99: GFLUX with Brandon DaCruz
Episode 99: GFLUX with Brandon DaCruz   Today we invited Brandon back to discuss energy flux and the concepts surrounding CICO (calories in versus calories out).  When most people diet to lose fat, calorie restriction is often inevitable, but energy expenditure restriction is an option.  Is it better to eat less and do less? Or way more and do more?  We discuss the considerations of both approaches as it relates to contest prep and feeding up to fix hormonal dysfunction. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com 8/10/2021 Brandon Cruz :35 Jason’s Last 7 Days 2:08 Jeff Su’s last 7 Days 4:26 Jeff Black’s Last 7 Days 5:51 August 27th and 28th 1st Phorm Event sign up www.theexcellencecartel.com 7:04 Amino Pure use TEC15 8:15 www.mathewpark.com/trm Trainer Revenue Multiplier 9:18 Brandon’s Last 7 days 16:33 What is G flux? 32:25 Do you use G flux with digestion/gut health issues? 42:45 What are the 3 studies you want share today? 47:20 What is the second study? 53:35 What is the 3rd study?
01:01:26
August 11, 2021
Episode 98: Strength Finders
Episode 98: Strength Finders   Today we sat down with business coach J.R Simon to discuss each of our top five strengths as coaches and business owners. Prior to recording this episode we each took a leadership assessment and he discusses our results live.  Leadership and business go hand in hand and there are many different leaders who have many different ways to get a job done.  Do you lean more toward strategy or empathy? Do you execute or do you connect? What are the misconceptions of your strengths?  Today we found out. Tune in for insight and laughs! 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com
59:39
August 04, 2021
Episode 97: Training Smart with John Jewett
Episode 97: Training Smart with John Jewett Fresh off of his first call out top 4 placement at the Chicago Pro, John Jewett joins us today to talk about training and progression.  We discuss the interrelationships of volume, frequency, intensity, and time under tension and how various applications of these variables can help beginners and advanced trainees alike to continue progression without injury.  John also takes a deep dive into training female clients with hypothalamic amenorrhea, and discusses the considerations needed for success. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com
01:24:38
July 28, 2021
Episode 96: Body Image with Megan Shaver
Episode 96: Body Image with Megan Shaver   Today we invited Megan Shaver, mental health coach for Polly Pocket Fitness to discuss body image and how negative self perceptions affect both men and women of all ages.  Body image issues begin as early as age 12 for boys and girls, and social media adds fuel to this fire. Megan discusses ways parents can educate and provide love and support for their children who are growing up in our digital age.  We also dive into the psychology of fitness competitors, handling the post-show time frame, and how to eventually deal with transitioning out of physique competition. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com TEC 7/20/21 0:31 Jeff Su’s last 7 days 1:54 Jason’s last 7 days 2:30 Jeff Blacks last 7 days 3:30 1st Phorm Event Business of fitness August 27-28th theexcellencecartel.com 5:20 Amino Pure TEC15 discount code 6:10 TRM mathewpark.com/tec 7:16 Megan’s last 7 days 8:02 what brings you to the podcast? What do you do? 10:00 how many men struggle with body image issues? How does it manifest itself? 11:50 what type of encouragement would you give for someone post competition? 15:45 how do you know when to stop? Whether it’s bodybuilding, Botox etc? 19:05 if someone was going to retire from this sport, do you believe they should seek counseling? And how would someone go about this? 22:30 what are some other hobbies that you would suggest that are completely outside their sport? 24:00 what is the average age women have body image issues? 25:20 what can a parent do to help their 12 year old kids to help them with these issues? 28:00 what would be your advice to women who struggle with body image and intimacy? And what advice do you have for their partners? 32:45 how do you work with a client who has body image issues but has to use social media? 39:40 how do you talk to your partner about this? How much weight does your partner have in encouraging your body image? 43:30 how do you deal with couples where one gets in shape and the other doesn’t follow and their divorced a couple years later? 48:30 do you believe people use fitness to hide from what is actually a deeper issue down deep? 51:45 what advice would you give a competitor as they are working through their reverse diet as they are slowly gaining fat? Works with Polly pocket fitness Follow on IG MEGANNLYNNS_
01:02:35
July 21, 2021
Episode 95: Gut Health with Dasha Agoulnik
Episode 95: Gut Health with Dasha Agoulnik, RD  Today we invited Dasha Agoulnik, RD and owner of Core Perform to the show and asked her 9 of our hardest questions pertaining to gut health.  We covered methylation, SIFO vs SIBO, candida, thrush, and yeast infections, troubleshooting constipation, the Herxhiemer reaction and more!  Dasha attended Tufts University in Massachusetts where she studied nutritional epidemiology before completing her dietitic internship at the Veterans Hospital in Tampa, FL. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com 7/13/21 Dasha Pro Level Digestion :22 Nicks last 7 Days 1:15 Jeff Su’s Last 7 days 3:40 Jason’s Last 7 Days 5:27 Jeff Blacks Last 7 Days 7:00 1st Phorm event August 27th and 28th sign up at www.theexcellencecartel.com 8:15 Amino-pure.com use TEC15 discount code 9:00 TRM www.mathewpark.com/tec 30 min strategy call to see if you’re a good fit! 10:00 Dasha’s last 7 days 10:45 What would you say you like most about the 1 on 1 calls vs just coaching? 13:05 How does methylation interact with gut health? 14:00 Certain methylation issues such as COMT and DAO affects gut health too right? 16:00 What test does someone do to understand their DNA, Methylation, etc? 19:20 SIFO explain what it is, and how does it differentiate against SIBO? How do you test it? 21:46 How does infections in women like thrush happen in women? 23:35 Why is gut health hard to restore/fix? Differences between fixing it with men and women? 25:30 Is there a difference in fixing an gen pop and competitors guts? 26:10 Do you think coaches are causing more gut issues than resolving them? 27:22 Why are we seeing this issue more? What do you think it is and how is it related to gut health? 28:30 We know Hashimotos and the gut go hand in hand, why are we seeing more Hashimotos, it seems, now more than ever. Awareness or something deeper? 29:00 Psoriasis, is it gut issues or could it be something else? 30:05 How do you know if it is heavy metals that is causing this issue? 30:20 How is it tested? 30:40 Explain why sucralose wreaks havoc on so many people’s digestive tracts 32:40 Do you have any supplements you use for leaky gut? 33:40 Strategic and or acceptable situations to employ a laxative during a gi fix - when, how, what kind, how long, etc.? 36:30 GERD hidden causes/drivers? - how often do you see impairment of the MMC? What is the MMC? How can people ensure good MMC function? 38:24  Herxheimer reaction - how to mitigate various die-off symptoms. Do symptoms vary based on what kind of infection is treated? 41:45 Is there anything daily you do supplement wise to help your gut health or overall fitness? Follow Dasha on IG dashafitness Or email coreperformnutrition@gmail.com
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July 14, 2021
Episode 94: Perspectives From Amateur to Pro
Episode 94: Perspectives From Amateur to Pro   Today we were joined by two bikini athletes - one an amateur and another a pro.  Jeffrey Su's client Jessica Steurer recently competed for her first time after her original prep was derailed by covid. She came prepared today with some hard questions surrounding competing, the lifestyle, and the question of achieving excellence while keeping balance in physique sports.  Nadia Jade, IFBB Bikini Pro, owner and head coach of Trained by BTS answers her questions. Nadia is currently 15 weeks out from her first pro show and offers her insight to Jessica. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com 7/6/2021 TEC Amateur to Pro Mindset :30 Jeff Su’s Hamstring training and last 7 days 3:00 Jason’s last 7 days 5:21 Jeff Blacks last 7 days. 6:46 Please review us on iTunes, share us on IG, WE love hearing feedback!!! 7:08 1st Phorm Event Aug 27 and 28th tickets on sale theexcellencecartel.com 8:30 Shout out to our Sponsor AMINO PURE TEC 15 Discount Code 9:08 TRM Mathew Park Free Consultation to see if he can help. Schedule a call at www.mathewpark.com/tec 10:30 Jess Introduction 13:00 Why is Nadia your role model? 14:15 Nadia – How does that make you feel to have that kind of influence? 16:40 Nadia- What are some tips and tricks for regaining balance after coming off a show? 21:07 Nadia- What are “Lean Gains”? and how do you achieve these without gaining too much weight? 23:09 Nadia- How do you truly learn to become “in-tune” with your body and your bodies response to hunger? 26:50 Nadia- Do you have a “go-to” cheat meal? How often do you do these? And have you ever done the IIFYM approach and how did it work out? 37:00 Nadia- How do you discuss with friends and family members the hard questions such as “why are you still eating this way now that your show is done?” etc. 41:25 Nadia-Have you ever had someone tell you they are worried about your health and thinking you may be doing “too much”? 47:25 Nadia- Best advice for training goals and keeping motivation high? 50:45 Nadia- How do measure both mental and physical aspects during an offseason? 56:30 Nadia- What characteristic would you say you had to rely on for the amateur out there wanting to go from where they are to pro? Follow Nadia on IG at nadzzilla  and on Youtube: Nadia Szymanozwicz nadia@coachedbybts.com
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July 07, 2021
Episode 93: Training Through Hormonal Dysfunction
Episode 93: Training Through Hormonal Dysfunction   Today we were joined by Chanel Collette, head coach and owner of Audacious Athletes to talk about MRV, of the maximum recoverable volume of training to stay out of metabolic adaptation or to recover from hormonal decline.  Chanel walks us through key concepts such as loading and deloading, volume, and RPE.  Quantifying her clients' training volume has allowed her to pinpoint individual MRV's, which provides her with measurable client output she can then pair against input.  Join us on this interesting episode and find out how you can maximize your own recovery by training smarter not harder! 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com 6/29/2021 Chanel Collete - Training through Hormonal Disfunction :30 Jasons last 7 Days 2:18 Jeff Su Last 7 Days 4:20 Nick’s Last 7 Days 5:20 Jeff Blacks Last 7 Days 6:48 August 27th 1st Phorm Event www.theexcellencecartel.com 7:24 Amino Pure TEC15 for 15% off 8:05 Trainer Revenue Multiplier www.mathewpark.com 9:00 Chanel’s Last 7 Days 13:01 Can you give us a breakdown of your presentation? 22:06 How are you determining how you set up training for clients? What differences are there to consider in making these plans? 26:05 How are you calculating total volume? 30:05 How do you sell your client on tracking their volume? 35:05 Can you describe a De-load and loading phase? 38:11 How do you manage this loading with the nutrition side? 44:30 Do you have anything more to add on to what we have already talked about? Follow on IG: chanelcollette Coaching Inquiries https://www.audaciousathletes.com/ Or on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/chanelcollette
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June 30, 2021
Episode 92: Dutch Testing with Austin Stout
Today we were joined by Austin Stout to take a walk through the DUTCH Test, a urine-based analysis of hormones and their metabolites.  Austin explains what gets tested and what results might mean, for areas such as cortisol, estrogen, and androgens, and how coaches might leverage this analysis tool over traditional serum blood testing. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com 6/22/2021 Dutch Test with Austin Stout :20 Jeff Su’s Last 7 Days 1:30 Jasons Last 7 Days 3:12 Jeff Black’s Last 7 Days 4:04 1st Phorm Event Coming Up!!!  www.theexcellencecartel.com August 27-28th 5:00 our Sponsor Amino Pure TEC15 Discount Code 6:20 TRM Partnership www.mathewheart.com 7:12 Austin Stouts Last 7 Days 10:24 What is the Dutch Test? 12:00 Can you explain, estrogen and cortisol metabolism and why would you want to measure those? 18:08 What about the androgen conversion? 20:05 Do you like saw palmetto for hyper-adrenalism? 20:45 Why would someone use this? What scenarios make you put this in play? 22:48 Do you have them use it and then go to life extension and get thyroid done separately since its not included in Dutch. 23:51 Is this primary a women benefit or is there a male benefit as well? 25:15 Is the Dutch still effective if a woman is on HRT, has amenorrhea etc.? 26:45 For women, do they still need to go during their luteal phase? Is timing important still? 28:40 What else do you look at on the Dutch test to see dopamine changes? 31:00 What are some things you do to support the methylation pathways? 32:16 If a female has some sort of cancer background, wouldn’t you want to test them with Dutch, and then put them on DIM to help them prevent cancer from happening to them? 35:00 What are the benefits to testing methylation? And is it necessary? 39:09 Should competitors use this right after a show? Or do blood work more? 42:20 What is an example you have had with a client you went from doing blood work but then had to switch to Dutch test? 48:30 If you have a client who has high am cortisol and hyper adrenalism, which one would you fix first? Follow Austin Stout IG @austinst8 or Austin Stout on Facebook Join Austin’s Dutch Test Class Friday 6/26 6pm EST
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June 23, 2021
Episode 91: Backstage with IFBB Bikini Pro Aria Adamy
Episode 91: Backstage with IFBB Bikini Pro Aria Adamy Today we were joined by IFBB Bikini Pro Aria Adamy who opens up about her reformed relationships with body and food after her decade-long climb up from amateur into pro ranks. Aria discusses how she sought counseling for her mindset toward food and opened up about hormonal dysfunction as a result of overtraining, dieting, cardio, and contest preps. Hindsight is often 20/20, but when we are in the thick of it we usually put our blinders on. Sometimes it helps to hear it from someone who has been there to prevent someone else from making the same mistakes. We hope you enjoy listening to her story. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com 6/15/2021 Aria 4:00 Jasons last 7 days 5:05 Jeff Su’s last 7 days 7:00 jeff blacks last 7 days 9:36 Nicks last 7 days 11:15 How did you get your start? What is your story? 12:18 What did you smoke? 15:33 What as your most memorable show? 16:21 What was your training and nutrition like to go from amateur to pro? 17:27 How long did it take you to reset from your eating disorder to go back competing? 20:12 Did you seek outside counseling? Or what was your solution? And how did you work from there? 22:05 Once 2015 rolled around, was there a problem still there or did you fall back into the disorder? 23:25 Where did you start running into problems? Hormones, gut etc? 25:04 How much above stage weight did you stay during all of this? 26:23 How long did you stay that lean? 28:30 When the binging came back, did you seek counseling again? 29:23 How do you balance competing when its opportune vs going for longevity? 31:00 How would you say your personal life was while you were competing all the time vs now? 33:40 When did you enter the picture Jason? 37:55 How do you feel about being on HRT? 42:08 How have you coped with adding the weight? 47:35 What has the driven you to do career-wise? 49:21 Are you going to pursue coaching? Follow Aria on IG ariashine
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June 16, 2021
Episode 90: Dr. Bill Campbell
Episode 90: Dr. Bill Campbell   Today we were joined by Dr. Bill Campbell, director of the Performance & Physique Enhancement Lab at the University of South Florida to discuss his research in calorie cycling and the effects of macronutrients on muscle preservation in a caloric deficit.  Why carb cycle? If you are a client of ours maybe you've experienced a 5 low 2 high diet cycle or a 3 low 1 high. But why?  Is refeeding with carbs better than refeeding with fats? Does tracking protein and calories only work while letting carbs and fats fall as they may?  Is there a carb ceiling or a protein floor in terms of getting positive results of fat mass reduction and lean mass retention?  Tune in to find out! 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.theeexcellencecartel.com
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June 09, 2021
Episode 89: Insulin & Testosterone Optimization with Lucas Aoun
Episode 89: Insulin & Testosterone Optimization with Lucas Aoun Today Lucas Aoun from the Boost Your Biology podcast joined us to discuss simple, actionable steps we can all take to boost testosterone levels in both men and women and increase our insulin sensitivity.  Hormone optimization carries heavy weight in both physique progression and overall longevity.  Tune into this episode and find out how you can live longer and get leaner and stronger. 6/1/2021 Lucas Aoun :15 Su’s last 7 days 2:00 Jason’s last 7 days 4:00 jeff Black’s last 7 days 5:49 PEC 1st Phorm event will be launched live here soon! August 27th 28th 7:50 Lucas last 7 days 10:30 how much is testosterone optimized by diet alone? 11:15 what types of foods? 13:05 when dealing with testosterone issues, do you see it more with men or women? And what are some resources people can seek out. 15:37 what is the argument against metformin? 17:03 what is your dosing currently? 17:30 would there be any situation you would say just keep going along? 18:45 how insulin sensitive should someone say when trying to push size and bodybuilding? 20:45 what is hydro-berberine? 22:20 any products or companies you recommend for that? 23:20 what is your opinion on upping your dosage of exogenous insulin to increase insulin sensitivity? 27:17 what did you do to get your testosterone up to 988 29:02 what role does masturbation have on total testosterone? 31:00 what levels do you like to see for HRT? 33:32 what are some good estradiol to testosterone ratio? 35:00 how do you manage the drop in testosterone and increase in estrogen for guys coming off a cycle? 36:20 what is your opinion on stinging nettle root? 37:45 what are the post perianal numbers you look for? 39:30 when someone is hypo glycemia, what do you do with them? 41:06 what happens to a person to become less insulin sensitive and what are some side effects people can notice to know when to reset their sensitivity? 43:30 how long is your insulin sensitivity reset? 44:38 what do you like to see as a good, fasted BG level? 45:00 what do you like to see as a good, fasted insulin level? 46:36 what type of continuous BG monitor you like and what about one you can get on amazon? 49:47 what is the whole premise with HRV and doing post meal walks? IG boost your biology on YouTube. Podcast- boost your biology, IG ergogenic_health
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June 03, 2021
Episode 88: HSD & Cortisol with Sean Golden
Episode 88: HSD & Cortisol with Sean Golden   Today we were joined by Dr. Sean Golden, owner of the Golden Health Method to discuss the intricacies of 11β-Hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, an enzyme responsible for the conversion of cortisone to cortisol.  We dive deep into the science behind the body's glucocorticoid response and Dr. Golden suggests some ways to mediate stress for optimal health and physique results.
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June 01, 2021
Episode 87 - HRV Applied with Dr. Jay Wiles
We are back after a great weekend at the 4th PEC conference in Nashville, TN. Dr. Jay Wiles joins us today to pick things back up with an in-depth discussion on HRV, aka, heart rate variability.  Dr. Wiles walks us through the day to day applications of HRV while busting common myths of bio hacking which surround HRV today.  In HRV, higher is not better but higher modulation is optimal for performance and recovery. Listen to find out why! What does it mean when it says “your hrv dropped last night, maybe you should take a break” 5-25-2021 2021 PEC and Jay Wiles with HRV :30 Nicks Last 7 days 2:30 Amino Asylum sponsorship 2:45 August 27 th and 28 th 1 st PHORM event www.physiqueeducationcollective.com 5:30 another PEC already being planned! 7:40 how was the PEC for you Jason? 8:26 how was the PEC for you su? 10:00 how was the PEC for you Jeff Black? 14:45 how did HRV come about? 17:33 what is used to measure HRV in these systems? And what is the most important one to you? 22:30 what is you take on body temperature with HRV? 26:10 what is a good HRV and how do you optimize it? 30:34 do you see any applications of comparing woman cycles with hrv? What is something you can do or not do to optimize their HRV? 35:40 how do you change? 38:28 with Oura, how do they get their scores? 43:30 What does it mean when it says “your HRV dropped last night, maybe you should take a break”? 48:00 what impact does food have one HRV and recovery? 52:00 what are the main things you have seen to improve it? 54:00 how does marijuana effect most people and their HRV? 57:00 What evidence is there for psychedelics and HRV? 58:40 What are the main myths of HRV? How to get ahold of Jay Co-host PODCAST with Ben Greenfield on HRV, or Mind Hacker Radio Podcast, Follow on IG drjaywiles, thrive-wellness.com to work with Jay. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
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May 26, 2021
Episode 86: Coaching with Jaime Filer
Episode 86: Coaching with Jaime Filer   Today we were joined by Jaime Filer, owner of Jaime Filer Training to talk about her personal experiences in the health and fitness industry as a gay athlete and ED survivor.  Raised in a reform Jewish household and having witnessed the slow decline of her father to ALS at an early age left an impression of resilience which eventually propelled her to being one of the top earning coaches in our space.  Jaime shares her feelings on what success and impact means to her now, and how her definitions have changed along the way. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com 5-11-21 Jamie Filer :30 Nicks last 7 days 1:30 Su’s last 7 days 4:00 Jasons last 7 days 8:05 Jeff Blacks last 7 days 9:57 PEC here in NASHVILLE MAY 21 ST AND MAY 22 ND 11:00 1 ST PHORM EVENT 12:00 Jamie’s last 7 days 17:31 how did taking a week off work for you professionally/personally? 20:30 what is “winning” defined to you? 21:45 what is success to you Jason? 25:30 what is success to you Su? 27:30 what is success to you jeff black? 28:00 who is Jamie Filer? 30:20 how did you start into the fitness realm? 31:36 do you think we will get better or worse as an industry? 32:36 what was it like “coming out” and how was the journey of being gay in the fitness industry? 36:26 do you get any hate from others? 38:16 what did your eating disorder look like? 42:00 how did you take the body building judge telling you that you didn’t deserve to be on stage, you deserve to be in a hospital? 44:00 what was the journey like sobering up from the eating disorder? 46:15 what advice do you have for people going through their own eating disorder? 48:06 how was busting onto the online realm in 2018? 50:32 how was the feeling from getting your first client to now? 51:17 how many clients did you grow it to? How long did it take you to scale? 53:23 how do you use an executive assistant? and a virtual assistant? 54:30 how many hours do you typically put in a day? 56:06 how can someone work 2 hours a day and maintain 45k/mon revenue? 61:00 what is your most expensive package? 64:00 what is the most beneficial IG and Facebook tip you can give? 65:28 what is your next 5 years look like? 67:00 rapid fire Winning is? Losing is? Love is? Everybody can follow you on IG @jaim91 Facebook Jamie Filer Facebook group Teamjaim91
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May 12, 2021
Episode 85: Training with Paul Carter
Episode 85: Training with Paul Carter  We were joined today by Coach Paul Carter, elite strength coach, hypertrophy expert, author at T Nation and founder of Lift-Run-Bang to walk through the do's and don't of training broken down by body part.  Paul delivers a heavy dose of coaching and personal training philosophy mixed with a dash of textbook anatomy (in a surprisingly understandable manner) to encourage others to stop training like a troglodyte and start making progress. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com 5/5/21 Training With Paul Carter :30 su’s last 7 days 3:00 Jasons last 7 days 4:34: Nick’s last 7 days 6:00 jeff blacks last 7 days 7:00 PEC May 21st May 22nd in Nashville!!!! Few tickets left! 7:22 First ever Business Collective for PEC at 1st Phorm HQ 8:48 Paul Carters last 7 days 10:12 do you look into stoicism? 15:54 what are the best types of workouts for shoulders? 21:07 do you do traps with delts or traps with lats? 22:36 what is the prescription for shoulders and how much volume? 25:45 chest, what do you like, not like? 30:30 do you see any room for barbell movements at all in someone’s plan? 32:48 what is your take on hex press? 36:08 what is your take on creating Lat width? 41:36 what do you think about hammer strength high row? 46:19 what part of the back development creates the most width? 47:50 are rack deads great for erectors? 50:30 best arm training workouts for growth? 55:30 best exercises for quads? And how does Su beat Austin stout next year and get his hamstrings popping? 59:00 how many plates can you put on the Cybex hack squat? 60:30 where do you attach the bands for reverse band hack squat? 61:45 hamstrings, what is the best way to load/grow them? 65:21 how do you do straight leg dead’s when flexibility is limited? 67:00 Pauls thoughts on butt stuff? 73:00 how can we get ahold of you? @liftrunbang @coachpaulcarter on IG or look at Valkyrie and Yoke Squad 75:00 does volume drive growth? 79:50 what advice would you give gen pop woman early to late 40’s and 50’s who is trying to gain muscle to train hard?
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May 06, 2021
Episode 84: Turning Pro Part Two With Steven Pressfield
Today we invited Steven Pressfield, author of Turning Pro and A Man At Arms to talk about how the professional stays professional, and the inner struggles that she or he may feel at times, unbeknownst to their audience.  To turn pro often means to walk a lonely path, spending 10,000 hours honing one's craft. Where do you find balance? How do you prevent a loss of self? How do you determine innovation versus growth?  Tune in, join us, and find out. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com 4-20-21 Turning Pro Part II: The Pro’s Journey 0:10 Jason’s Last 7 days 1:38 Su’s last 7 days 3:45 Nick Maurer’s Last 7 days 5:11 Jeff Black’s last 7 days 6:12 Amino Asylum TEC15 discount code 6:20 May 21st and May 22nd Nashville 7:10 Steven Pressfield last 7 days 9:20 What is you new book “Man at Arms” about? 10:48 Once you turn pro, how hard is it to stay pro? 14:05 What do you mean by “people doing things on a daily basis at the same time habitually are the most successful”? 18:20 What do you mean by “you have a force working with you”? 21:30 How do you separate doing more of what you are doing vs innovating and evolving? 24:50 How do we when we get some notoriety, drop the ego and practice with intentionality without crashing and burning? 27:05 How does the pro handle criticism? 30:09 What is your advice on people who tell you they are being “left behind” when you’re turning pro? 33:00 What is your take on when people are taking it to another level and working to get to that level without resenting you for “changing”? 35:55 How do you reconcile your career and calling vs who you are outside of your profession? How do you draw boundaries? 39:07 Do you have a sense of fear, excitement etc. when you walk into your office to put together your books? what is the feeling when you get into your “zone”? 41:50 Is the fear of losing it all go away once you turn pro? 43:05 How do you overcome the “upper limit problem”? where you are almost self-sabotaging yourself into needing to work your way back. 46:00 What do you do to help people overcome “imposter syndrome”? 48:30 What do you do each day that are “non-negotiable” habits that give you momentum to keep up being pro every day? 51:30 Once you get to your “success limit” how do you overcome the guilt of taking a break instead of always being on, and will your brain ever shut off? 57:00 rapid fire questions Jordan or Kobe? Hate to lose or love to win? Best interviewer ever? What stood out of the interaction? What do you hope is eternalize about steven Pressfield? Follow Steven at “Stevepressfield.com” also on IG Steven Pressfield or buy new book “Man in Arms”
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April 21, 2021
Episode 83: The Difference in Dieting Women
Episode 83: The Difference in Dieting Women  Sonia Spil, coach and owner of Body Lab Seattle joined us today for a round table discussion on the ins and outs of dieting gen pop and competitor females.  We discuss mindset considerations, timeline, and various strategies for training, cardio, and supplementation in relation to hormones.  Women's bodies are not more fragile than men's bodies. The difference lies in the simple fact that women can give birth, and this responsibility creates more opportunities for stress to affect systems of the body.  In this episode we provide solutions on how to manage stress and keep our female clients progressing. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com Differences in Dieting Woman :15 Jason last seven days, hamstring training? 2:50 Jeff Su’s last 7 days 5:02 Sonia’s last 7 days 7:30 Nick’s last 7 days 8:20 Jeff Blacks last 7 days 9:20 May 21-22 nd PEC in Nashville! 10:50 TEC first ever live-in person presentation at 1 st Phorm’s HQ Competitors: 12:45 Where is the starting point for prep? What is the foundation of the “best” place to go into a prep? 16:20 do you think female competitors have unrealistic expectations going into prep? 18:15 how does women’s nutrition differ? 24:15 how do you approach the training output for cardio? 26:22 what is your opinion on HIIT? How much is too much? Or is independent? 31:30 What supplements do you put into their plan? Gen-pop: 37:55 where do you start when you get a Gen-pop woman? 42:05 how do you keep clients on track into the weekends? 44:35 what are some things you work on with your clients with to set up their output based on their current training experiences? 52:00 how do you set up perimenopausal woman for training and diet? 57:45 Closing thoughts, making sure to identify the goal and establishing a realistic timeline. 60:00 can find Sonia on IG @soniaspil
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April 14, 2021
Episode 82: From Passion To Profession
Episode 82: From Passion To Profession   Today we were joined by Whitney Wiser, business owner, coach, and founder of the Nashville Fit Show, a female-only fitness competition that's one of its kind.  Whitney reveals her shocking past involving an incident which would change her life forever, and how her recovery from the event built tenacity and resilience - traits which eventually propelled her into the ranks of the IFBB, onto the Tedx stage, and being a women who empowers other women in fitness and beyond. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com From Passion to Profession Whitney Wiser 0:00 introduction :20 Jason’s last 7 Days 2:00 jeff Su’s Last 7 Days 4:30 Jeff Black’s last 7 Days 6:00 PEC is May 21 in NASHVILLE 7:45 We need Coaches to speak in Cincinnati- do this by tagging us in your stories! 8:50 Whitney’s Last 7 days 10:00 what was the best part of being in Miami? 11:45 Who is Whitney Wiser? 13:30 What was the road to getting your pro card like? 16:30 Did your Boyfriend get arrested? 17:00 how long did it take you to start PT? and weight training again after the accident? 19:20 do you remember you first day back in the gym after the accident? 20:00 what made you want to get back in the gym after all of this? What was the driving force? 21:17 what was the biggest obstacle for you? 23:10 what was the proudest moment throughout your journey back to stage? 23:30 how noisy were the people who did not believe in you? 24:06 what did you do to block those people out? 25:00 how did your life outside fitness change? 25:45 was there any PTSD or side effects getting back into the gym/life? 26:51 how long did you compete as a pro? 27:50 how was the Olympia? 29:30 what made you want to start the Nashville fit show? What is your long-term vision for it? 33:30 what do you mean by “once I became a judge, I became a better competitor”? 35;00 how many years have you been doing this? 35:20 how long has it been a pro show? 35:45 how was the show during covid last October? 39:00 what was the worst thing that could have happened if it failed? 40:00 what other ventures are you involved in outside of fitness? 41:00 how did you start with stock trading, to speaking on it? 44:30 Are you day-trading? 45:30 you gambled your show, you gambled your friend’s money, how do you do in Vegas? 46:05 what other businesses do you want to be apart of? What is next? 47:15 Are you wanting to pioneer the interpretation of “men make more than women” to be swapped? 48:00 do you like Taylor swift? 48:20 Are you done with the stage? 49:08 what is the G FORCE mastermind? Where can they follow? 50:30 rapid fire questions Biggie or Tupac? Erin stern or Nicole Wilkins? Elon musk or Steve jobs? Follow Whitney at @whitneywiserfit on IG
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April 07, 2021
Episode 81: Anthony Spada
Episode 81: Anthony Spada, coach and owner of Symbiote Strength joins us today and shares his personal and professional story of overcoming personal demons and breaking into one of the toughest industries to succeed in as an online fitness coach at the young age of 23.   We talk business, knowledge sharing, and what the future holds, according to Anthony - a positive excitement for unlimited growth Anthony spada 0:00 introduction owner of symbro strength 23 years old :37 Su’s hamstring training and last 7 days 2:21 Jason’s last 7 days 4:25 Jeff black last 7 days 5:23 like tag and share the podcast on your story 5:40 5pm April 23rd Nuethix training program 7:51 Anthony’s last 7 days 9:13 what do you do besides coaching? 10:00 who is Anthony? What is his origin story? 14:45 what steps did you take to start helping others? Who was your first client and what was the result? 17:31 how did you get over imposture syndrome? 20:40 with your age, have you had any issues with building trust? Or have your issues helped you find your niche? 23:20 when podcasting, what is your favorite and least favorite part? 26:05 when learning and researching new products, how do you go about applying that to new and existing clients? 29:00 what are your personal body building goals? 31:23 Where do you see your coaching going? Any long-term vision/plans? 33:50 what changed to you starting last year with 3 clients to where you are now? 35:30 after suicide attempt, was that what where you get the chip on your shoulder from? 37:29 Have you forgiven yourself? Or do you have that list that you are growing? 39:45 Rapid fire questions: Driven-goals Integrity-honesty Grit-hard work Mentzer or Schwarzenegger Greatest mystery? What lies ahead IG @spadafitness 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
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March 31, 2021
Episode 80: All Things Team Mihaly
Episode 80: All Things Team Mihaly   Today we sat down with Justin Mihaly, owner of Team Mihaly and host of the Grow or Die podcast to talk about the business of fitness.   "The higher you go, the harder it gets" - Justin lets on about social currency and his journey so far as a bodybuilder, coach, and owner of various businesses. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
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March 24, 2021
Episode 79: Reverse Dieting with Laurin Conlin
Episode 79: Reverse Dieting with Laurin Conlin   Today we had Laurin Conlin, head coach and owner of Team Loco Fit back on our show to discuss the various frameworks, strategies, and applications of reverse dieting.   Reverse dieting is often thought of as it relates to how to eat post-show, but the concept of reverse dieting is much more robust and has applications in many areas of coaching like hormonal fixes and gut health protocols.   We discuss where and how to apply a reverse diet, how long to reverse for, and what signs to look out for to know a reverse diet is going well. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:06:33
March 17, 2021
Episode 78: Pro Level Thyroid with Dr. Sean Golden
Episode 78: Pro Level Thyroid   Today we were joined by Dr. Sean Golden to discuss the in-depth science behind thyroid hormones, hypothyroid, and Hashimoto's, and how other systems of the body relate to and affect the thyroid.   What lab tests to run? How does anemia and iron intake relate to the thyroid? Should dairy be removed for Hashimoto's clients? The answers may surprise you.   Dr. Golden explains complex biochemistry in a way anybody can understand. If you are a coach or just someone who wants to learn more about your health, this episode is for you. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:10:25
March 10, 2021
Episode 77: How Coaches Can Fail Their Clients
Episode 77: How Coaches Can Fail Their Clients   Today the guys from the Every Calorie Counts podcast took the reins on our podcast and we had a round table discussion about the ways coaches can fail their clients or themselves.   Coaching is a tough business.  For every coach who creates an Instagram account there are 10 who quit due to burnout or lack of income. There are an infinite number of ways you can fail quickly or fail over time.  We hope that this episode brings awareness to the ins and outs of this industry for coaches and if you are a client, understand that we are human too, just trying to do our best to make a positive impact. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:19:14
February 24, 2021
Episode 76: Growing a Coaching Mindset
Episode 76: Growing a Coaching Mindset  Today we sat down with Matthew Park, business coach and owner of Trainer Revenue Multiplier to discuss the business of coaching and how he helps coaches like ourselves grow in terms of reach and retention.  We discuss sales funnels, nurturing leads, and client management systems. Jason got stuck in the snow trying to travel so Jeff and Jeffrey take the lead here in sharing what has worked for them in their respective coaching businesses. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:23:18
February 17, 2021
Episode 75: SIBO with Austin Stout
Episode 75: SIBO with Austin Stout   With Jeffrey Su out of commission this week we reached into the depths of the Ohio wilderness and pulled Austin Stout onto the show to talk about Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, aka SIBO.   What is it? What are the root causes? Su has spoken about SIBO many times and was grateful to have a rest this week.    Austin gives us his fresh take and a step by step approach to SIBO as it relates to thyroid health, hormonal birth control, stress management, and how to bring everything all together to fix it.
01:12:09
February 10, 2021
Episode 75: All Things Contest Prep
Episode 75: All Things Contest Prep Today we answer twelve questions revolving around successful preparation for a show. From mindset, relationships, nutrition, cardio, and travel - we cover some of the biggest issues and considerations you'll run into when competing. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:08:26
February 03, 2021
Episode 73: Terrence Ruffin
Episode 73: Terrence Ruffin  Today we had the honor and privilege of having Mr. Olympia Classic Physique runner up Terrence Ruffin on the show to talk bodybuilding, business, and what his journey has been like so far.  At 27 years old, Terrence has accomplished more than most can dream in this sport. What's next for him in bodybuilding and business? What did he have to do to place top two in the world? Tune in to find out! 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:04:15
January 27, 2021
Episode 72: Let's Talk About Sex!
Episode 72: Let's Talk About Sex! Today we invited Sonia Spil, coach and owner of Body Lab Seattle to talk about the intersection between masturbation, relationships, sex, and self care. We discuss ways to understand your emotional and physical states through self pleasure and how that can translate to a healthier, more satisfying sex life with your partners. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:11:32
January 20, 2021
Episode 71: Lab Work Review
Episode 71: Lab Work Review We talk about lab work often and how the external won't change without the internal in place, so today we decided to run though what we would look at on a set of labs. Using a sample and anonymous set of client labs we discuss which areas we focus on, what appropriate ranges should be, and how to fix. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:16:48
January 13, 2021
Episode 70: Year In Review
Episode 70: Year In Review 2020... where to even begin? This was a year of challenges to health and to business, for everyone. Today we took a walk back in time to discuss the lessons we learned as individuals and business owners during the covid-19 pandemic. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:13:56
January 06, 2021
Episode 69: The Law of Attraction
Episode 69: The Law of Attraction Sal Frisella, President of 1st Phorm joined us again today to talk about the law of attraction, and how it has contributed to his personal values and business growth. Being true to yourself, focusing only on the problems within your control, and visualizing a life you want down to the details - are the fundamentals of attracting the people, places, events, and thins you want to experience. Fear is the default ruling mindset of many people today, and the law of attraction requires one to first step out of fear and into the idea that the universe gives infinitely if you put the right energy in. --🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:30:51
December 16, 2020
Episode 67: Body Image
Episode 67: Body Image Today we decided to open up about a subject many people struggle with but few wish to discuss: body image issues. It's more prevalent than you may think, and despite what social media may portray, chances are if you have a body, you have body image issues. But it's okay, we have them too. We discuss five main groups or ways body image issues can arise: while feeding up for hormonal repair, in men with low T, during improvement seasons, in former competitors, while transitioning away from competing, and in the general population. If you have body image issues reach out to someone for support. If you believe you have serious issues, seek professional help. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:01:26
December 02, 2020
Episode 66: Milos Sarcev!
Episode 66: Milos Sarcev! It's not every day you get to sit down with a bodybuilding legend, and a brilliant one at that - Milos Sarcev joined us today on the cartel to discuss insulin, gh, and nutrition around the training window. Enjoy this bonus episode and enjoy your time with family and friends next week. We thank you all for your interest and support. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:11:26
November 23, 2020
Episode 65: The Costs of Doing Business
Episode 65: The Costs of Doing Business Today we invited Jason Phillips back onto the cartel to join us in sharing our stories and struggles as coaches and business owners. While most people think about strategy, revenue, and operations when it comes to business, few think about or are willing to talk about emotional availability, inadequacy, and the desire to be so good at what you do that you’re willing to let other areas of your life crumble. Success and fulfillment are two different things that don’t always go together. Far too often people think the solution is more, and tie their decision making to projected or perceived outcomes. But at the end of the day, you’ve gotta like what you see in the mirror and you’ve gotta love the process. We hope you find direction and some peace in our stories. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:21:55
November 18, 2020
Episode 64: Adrenals with Lacey Dunn
Episode 64: Adrenals with Lacey Dunn Today we were joined by Lacey Dunn, owner of UpliftFitNutrition, registered dietitian, and author of "The Women's Guide to Hormonal Harmony" to chat about stress and the adrenal glands. Lacey breaks down the causes and effects of hyperadrenalism and hypoadrenalism, and we each share our approaches to troubleshoot. While we've talked about cortisol and the adrenals before, you won't want to miss this episode from a fresh and applicable perspective. --
01:02:28
November 11, 2020
Episode 63: All Things HRT & TRT
Episode 63: All Things HRT & TRT Today we discuss the ins and outs of hormone replacement therapy for both men and women and why or why not someone would consider going the route of supplementing or replacing their hormones. We discuss testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone for both sexes and the considerations of each hormone and in relation to each other. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:13:50
November 03, 2020
Episode 62: Coaching to Scale
Episode 62: Coaching to Scale There are many obstacles and problems a business faces in the start up and early growth phases. Getting people to buy your product or service is the main goal and problem most businesses owners face. But what if your growth exceeds your original expectations and now too many people want your product or service? This is the problem known as "scalability". Can you continue to grow to meet increased demand without comprising quality? Today we went round table style on the lessons we've learned while expanding our individual coaching businesses. We talk about managing difficult clients, what operational systems we have in place, pricing strategies, etc. and how all of that has evolved for each of us over time. -- 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
50:47
October 28, 2020
Episode 61: 0-120 Real Quick with Michael Lustgarten
Episode 61: 0-120 Real Quick with Michael Lustgarten Today we invited Dr. Michael Lustgarten onto our show to discuss his novel quest to live to 120 years old by biohacking his body and blood markers and managing correlations between nutrition and his unique biology. Dr. Lustgarten realizes how intense his journey may sound to the average listener but imparts some applicable and humble advice - we should all be aware, in some way, of the states of our health and be interested in how our bodies change over time as we age. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:10:24
October 21, 2020
Episode 60: Why We Get Sick
Episode 60: Why We Get Sick Today we had Benjamin Bikman, PhD and author of Why We Get Sick on the show to discuss insulin resistance, which he believes to be the root of all human sickness. This episode is packed full of applicable scientific insight related to the menstrual cycle, PCOS, type 2 diabetes, and coaching clients of varying phenotypes. The medical and scientific communities are still working to uncover the mysterious links between insulin resistance and genetic disease. We hope the episode brings you one step closer to the latest scientific research has to offer! 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:07:22
October 14, 2020
Episode 59 - Creating A Legion with Sal Frisella
Today we had the privilege of having Sal Frisella, president of supplement juggernaut 1st Phorm on the show to discuss how he creates impact in the fitness and supplement industries. He describes seeing a fork in the road as a result of breaking his leg and how choices he made took him through various sales jobs which weren't his passion to finally meeting two individuals who touched him in a way that spurred an "all in" effort which was 1st Phorm. Sal shares his insights on creating a winning team culture and brand with a unified a vision for a better tomorrow under his leadership.  🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:12:08
October 07, 2020
Episode 58: Let's talk about stress
Episode 58: Let's talk about stress Today we sat down with coach Tim English (@everycaloriecounts) to discuss all things stress related and the considerations we make as coaches to manage stress in our clientele. Stress is cumulative and can be thought of a big bucket that sits atop your head, collecting drops of all the things that can go wrong in life. Whether stress is acute or chronic, the bucket continues to fill until we lose control and the bucket tumbles and spills. We discuss exercise, sleep, nutrition, and environmental toxins and how they impact the bucket! 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:10:46
September 30, 2020
Episode 57: State of Grace
Episode 57: State of Grace There is an elusive intersection of your identity, self-worth, and perception of the world which determines your position in life. This is your state of grace, where knowing for a moment that you are enough, and all is well. Today we were joined by Howard Falco, self-empowerment coach and author of I Am to discuss the search for oneself through the constant reconciliation between ego and reality. Knowing thyself is the beginning of all wisdom, and it's only when we recognize our own fears, prejudices, and projections that we can begin to reshape our views, potential, and position in our world. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:12:51
September 23, 2020
Episode 56: Turning Pro with Steven Pressfield
Episode 56: Turning Pro with Steven Pressfield Today we were joined by the author of The War of Art, and The Legend of Bagger Vance, Steven Pressfield, to talk about his book Turning Pro. Many of us spend the majority of our lives as amateurs, floating in the current, letting life take us directionless into the depths of distraction and addiction. Our addictions aren't always drugs, but complacency. Living in the "almost was". Our distractions aren't always our phones, but our egos and our fear of becoming our truest, highest, and deepest selves. Pressfield's book suggests that many of us are living amateur, "shadow lives" - fake versions of our true calling bound by fear and self-sabotage. But he also suggests that "turning pro" is free, and we talk about what it really takes to look yourself in the mirror, hate what you see, and then change. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:05:46
September 16, 2020
Episode 55: Another Day, Another Open Q&A
Episode 55: Another Day, Another Open Q&A Today we took a break from our guests and took a few questions from our audience relating to coaching and troubleshooting client cases. Topics included: where to start when looking into gut dysbiosis and how birth control affects lab work. If you have any further questions about these topics feel free to send us a DM! 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
51:22
September 09, 2020
Episode 54: All About Estrogen with Joe Jeffery
Episode 54: All About Estrogen with Joe Jeffery Today we invited our brother from across the pond, Sir Joe Jeffery to the Cartel of Excellence to discuss all things having to do with Estrogen! Or, "eestrogen"... All jokes aside, this episode was filled with science and education as Joe talks about what estrogen is, how it works, and the applications and need of the hormone for both the male and female physique. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:16:08
September 02, 2020
Episode 53: Adrenals & Thyroid with Sam Miller
Episode 53: Adrenals & Thyroid with Sam Miller Today we were joined by Sam Miller, online coach, mentor, educator, and the founder of Sam Miller Science, to discuss adrenals and the thyroid. The adrenal and thyroid glands are two of our bodies' most important regulatory systems, controlling things like digestion, stress response, sleep, and hormone production. Far too often people think of the adrenals and the thyroid in silos. Today we discuss why they are connected and how troubleshooting one leads to improvement in the other. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:24:41
August 26, 2020
Episode 52: Insulin Use With Phil Viz
Episode 52: Today we were joined by the coach, the mad scientist, and the bodybuilder known as Phil Viz, head coach and owner of Team Vizual FX. Phil is widely known and well respected in the upper circles of the bodybuilding world and today we invited him on to discuss the use of insulin across a variety of considerations for physique enhancement. Insulin is often misunderstood, feared, and misused, even by advanced physique athletes. Phil sheds light on some of the common errors made when using various forms of insulin and explains how the hormone should be applied depending on satiety, digestion, body type, and training experience. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:20:60
August 19, 2020
Episode 51: Oxalates with Sally Norton
Episode 51: Oxalates with Sally Norton Today we sat down with Sally Norton, vitality coach, speaker, health consultant and expert on oxalates - calcium binding substances which occur in foods like dark green vegetables and potatoes. High oxalate intake has been linked to an increased risk of kidney stones and other health problems. In this episode Sally takes us through how and why oxalates can lead to inflammation and dysbiosis and what any level headed health and fitness enthusiast should do to avoid oxalates in their diet for optimized health and performance. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:11:23
August 12, 2020
Episode 50: Metabolic Adaptation with Brandon DaCruz
Episode 50: Metabolic Adaptation with Brandon DaCruz Today we sat down with coach Brandon DaCruz and talked about all things related to the dreaded grim reaper of progress: metabolic adaptation! Brandon walks us through what metabolic adaptation is, how it happens, and how it has been marketed as a problem within the fitness industry and what solutions coaches can take to fix and redirect. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:00:45
August 05, 2020
Episode 49: IFBB Pro Cade Zook
Episode 49: IFBB Pro Cade Zook Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an IFBB pro bodybuilder? If so, this is an episode you don't want to miss. Today we sat down with Cade Zook, who turned pro last year at North Americans and asked him point blank about his personal bodybuilding journey. Cade lays it all out in this raw, tell-all interview about his bodybuilding career so far and talks about the food, the drugs, the money, the sacrifices made, and the man he hopes to become when all of this is done. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:15:07
July 29, 2020
Episode 48: Nootropics & Physique Enhancement with Coach Jevin Krier
Episode 48: Nootropics & Physique Enhancement with Coach Jevin Krier Today we invited one of the industry's up and coming and brightest minds, Jevin Krier onto the show to talk about nootropics - a group of drugs, supplements, and substances which may have cognitive enhancing effects. We all know where the mind leads the body follows and nootropics have been gaining more traction and attention as to how they may improve our bodies' response to hormones like dopamine and cortisol. Jevin walks us through some of his top recommended nootropics and how they can be applied to specific situations when it comes to health, fitness, and your physique. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:11:39
July 22, 2020
Episode 47: Going Keto with John Gorman
Episode 47: Going Keto with John Gorman Coach John Gorman takes over the Excellence Cartel today and leads our discussion on the benefits and drawbacks of a ketogenic diet as it applies to the general population and competitors. Keto is often seen as a last ditch effort to get lean when all else has failed, but we encourage you all to rethink of keto as a tool to be applied temporarily when the situation fits, and to consider psychological and physiological aspects. We also talk about our own experiences with keto and our experiences with our clients and what we've learned over the years. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:29:20
July 15, 2020
Episode 46: The Nutrition Coaching Institute
Episode 46: The Nutrition Coaching Institute Today we sat down with Jason Phillips, owner of Nutrition Coaching Institute, a world renowned coaching certification system. Jason speaks about his experience as an entrepreneur and coach and how he built, scaled, and marketed NCI into a multi-million dollar organization which has helped thousands of coaches serve thousands of clients world wide. Jason also admits that through his growth and work has come a level of self reflection, and he realizes now that the next challenge he'll need to tackle is finding the ability to enjoy the life he's built and achieve that elusive sense of balance all entrepreneurs search for. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:19:30
July 08, 2020
Episode 45: Testosterone & Other Drugs
Episode 45: Testosterone & Other Drugs This is an episode for the boys, so let your balls drop and let's get rolling! Today we are joined by Scott McNally and Skip Hill, two of the most knowledgeable and real "old school" bodybuilding coaches to talk about testosterone, its applications, and other drugs involved in the wacky sport we call bodybuilding. We keep it raw, real, and funny. So if you're a guy considering TRT or a bodybuilder who is wondering how much is too much? This is an episode for you. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:07:59
July 01, 2020
Episode 44: Fertility with Erin Crawford
Episode 44: Fertility with Erin Crawford Today we are joined by Erin Crawford, who specializes in holistic coaching for women with fertility issues. Erin's own journey into the world of fertility management started with being diagnosed with cervical cancer four times which left her infertile. Erin explains how helpful genetic testing is in terms of assessing viability, and the role gut health plays. She also discusses how to train, how to diet, how to supplement, and how to manage stress and recovery to ensure the best case scenario to conceive. Further suggested reading: Beyond the Pill - Dr. Jolene Brighten Hormone Cure - Sarah Gottfried 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:15:44
June 17, 2020
Episode 43: Coaching Spotlight: Meredith Paci
Episode 43: Coaching Spotlight: Meredith Paci Today we invited ScoobyPrep coach Meredith Paci onto the show to take us through how she became a health coach and how and why she decided to link up with Jason and ScoobyPrep. Meredith shares her own journey and how personal growth motivated her to get into the business of helping others. This episode will be the first of many where we will showcase the best and brightest up and coming minds in the fitness industry. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:03:53
June 10, 2020
Episode 42: Life After Macros with Laurin Conlin
Episode 42: Life After Macros with Laurin Conlin IFBB Bikini Pro and Coach Laurin Conlin joins us today for an in-depth discussion on the psychology and physiology behind "feeding up" and fixing our clients' relationship with food. Tracking macros has become a mainstay approach in the fitness world and beyond, but what happens when you don't have macros or can't track what's on the plate in front of you? In this episode we discuss what it means to eat intuitively and more importantly, how we coach the development of intuition so our clients can feed themselves properly for life. Living attached to your food scale, an app, or a meal plan is neither ideal nor sustainable for life. There comes a point where these tools must only play their role when needed and are no longer necessary for daily living. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:13:50
June 03, 2020
Episode 41: Open Q&A with Jamie Pinder
Episode 41: Open Q&A with Jamie Pinder Today we invited the one and only Jamie Pinder back on our show to answer your questions! We go around the table and discuss mistakes women make with training as it relates to hormones, coming off of birth control, the importance of rest days, keeping a period during contest prep, and much more. If you have a question for us, send a DM to The Excellence Cartel on Instagram! 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:13:26
May 27, 2020
Episode 40: Adrenal Health with Austin Stout
Episode 40: Adrenal Health with Austin Stout Today we invited Austin Stout, coach and owner of Integrated Muscle & Health onto the show to share his story and personal struggle with adrenal fatigue. Austin describes what it felt like to have flatlined levels of cortisol and discusses the various components of bloodwork which helped him troubleshoot and fix. Adrenal fatigue is the outcome of ignoring the signs and symptoms of high stress over time. We hope that this episode helps you recognize the early signs of chronic stress buildup and catch the acute issues before they become a larger problem.
01:12:60
May 20, 2020
Episode 39: Social Media Growth with Chris Casey
Episode 39: Social Media Growth with Chris Casey Today we sat down with Chris Casey, social media branding and marketing expert and consultant to discuss how coaches should approach content creation and organic growth on platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Chris discusses how to use stories and the highlights function on Instagram and what to do to "prime the algorithm" on both platforms. Jeffrey chimes in about his social media strategies and how he approaches marketing from an inbound perspective. If you would like to consult with Chris, he can be reached on Instagram @chris.casey 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:03:47
May 13, 2020
Episode 38: Our Mentors
Episode 38: Our Mentors Today we sat down and opened up about our mentors; those who offered their own time and story to help each of us write our own. We talk about our childhood influencers, those who led us in bodybuilding, and the successful individuals who guided us through business and industry. Finding the right mentor is priceless, and we would all agree that having help is why we're all here today to help others. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:07:16
May 06, 2020
Episode 37: Another Day, Another Q&A
Episode 37: Another Day, Another Q&A Today we went round table style with more great questions from our listeners: how to train and eat post show? What's our most challenging demographic to coach? How to tell if your drugs are real? We also reflect on our biggest business failures and chat a little about the current economic and political situation that is covid-19.
01:20:43
April 29, 2020
Episode 36: Sleep, Stress, & Cortisol
Episode 36: Sleep, Stress, & Cortisol Cortisol is your body's hormonal response to physiological and psychological stress. It often gets a bad rep, but cortisol has its benefits too, namely to control systemic inflammation. In this episode we dive into the connection between cortisol and sleep and discuss the importance of a good night's sleep in relation to your health and physique goals. We also offer a variety of solutions and behavior modifications which can improve your sleep hygiene and boost recovery in both the short and long term. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:07:46
April 22, 2020
Episode 35: 10 Questions & 10 Answers
Episode 35: 10 Questions & 10 Answers This was a fun episode! Today we sat down to answer 10 questions we received from our listeners and went round table style to deliver answers from our unique personal perspectives. How to extend longevity in bodybuilding? Offseason versus pre-contest drugs? What are the best health supplements you should take? What to get checked out when getting blood work? Those are just some of the questions we covered today. If you have any more after listening, please feel free to shoot us a DM and we'd love to chat with you. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:24:01
April 15, 2020
Episode 34: Beating Covid-19 as a Business Owner
Episode 34: Beating Covid-19 as a Business Owner The service industry has been hit the hardest by the coronavirus epidemic and included are gyms and gym owners. Jeff Black, owner of Iron House Gym in Nashville, TN sat down with sales guru Nick Ross and Allison Reynolds, CPA to field scenarios and strategize approaches to surviving and thriving during this time as a gym owner or health coach. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:15:03
April 12, 2020
Episode 33: Live Q&A!
Episode 33: Live Q&A!Today we answered a variety of questions round table style, featuring Laurin Conlin and Jamie Pinder. From recovering from quarantine binging to leading clients using new knowledge, we open our hearts and minds and tell it like it is. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:13:53
April 08, 2020
Episode 32: Refeeds with Laurin Conlin
Episode 32: Refeeds with Laurin Conlin Today we had Laurin Conlin, owner of Team LocoFit back on our show to talk about refeeds. Laurin has been involved in new research on the effects of refeeds, and she shares some of her findings with us: 5 low 2 high, 3 low 1 high... what's optimal? We also talk about the differences between untracked meals, refeeds, cheat meals, free meals, and their various applications in respect to disordered eating. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:11:11
April 01, 2020
Episode 31: Diving into PCOS with Victoria Felkar
Episode 31: Diving into PCOS with Victoria Felkar Today we are joined by Victoria Felkar, Ph.D candidate at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, CA. Victoria specializes in women's health and has done extensive research in hormones and female athletes. She goes in depth (and we mean in depth!) on the drivers and root causes of polycystic ovarian syndrome, better known as PCOS. Victoria discusses genetics, epigenetics, lifestyle, and how other cofactors contribute to PCOS, and we begin to unravel this ball of yarn and provide some insight as to where to start in terms of finding the right treatment and care. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:23:46
March 25, 2020
Episode 30: NuEthix CEO Stephaney Theobald
Episode 30: NuEthix CEO Stephaney Theobald Today we are joined by Stephaney Theobald, Jason's better half and CEO of NuEthix formulations. Stephaney talks about her prior leadership experiences at GE, what it's like to be a female leader looking up at a glass ceiling, and how all her personal experiences and vision have helped shaped NuEthix as a leading brand in the supplement industry. Jason and Stephaney also talk about the importance of finding someone who supports your personal and professional goals. NuEthix is privately held and based in KY. Sales are projected to be over $1.5M by 2021. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:02:59
March 18, 2020
EPISODE 29: Female PED Use w/Jamie Pinder
EPISODE 29: Female PED Use w/Jamie Pinder Today we welcome IFBB Pro and 3x Olympian Jamie Pinder to our show to discuss performance enhancing drug (PED) use in women. Jamie opens up about her own experience with PEDs and shines a light on a very hush hush topic in the sport of physique enhancement. Things are not always what they appear to be, and making the decision to jump into the waters of drug use is not to be taken lightly. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:17:36
March 11, 2020
EPISODE 28: Gut Health
EPISODE 28: Gut Health Today we discuss "gut health", and how the state of your GI and digestive capabilities can cause a domino effect on your sex hormones, thyroid, and insulin sensitivity. The gut has been recognized as a "second brain", and medical research has only begun to uncover links to various illnesses. As coaches, we have seen these connections first hand and in our experience, we can safely say that most issues start with the gut. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
51:59
February 26, 2020
EPISODE 27: All about your thyroid
EPISODE 27: All about your thyroid Jeff, Jeffrey, and Jason put their coaching hats on once again to talk about thyroid function and what you need to do to manage it successfully. The thyroid is one of the main control centers for the human metabolism, from regulating heat, growth of cells, and giving feedback to sex hormones, this little gland does big things! In this episode we talk about how the thyroid works and what labs to run if you suspect you have thyroid issues. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
56:43
February 19, 2020
Episode 26 - Estrogen Dominance
EPISODE 26: Estrogen Dominance Today we discuss estrogen dominance: what it is, how it happens, and what we typically do to fix it. Estrogen dominance is just one of the health issues we come across often as coaches and it's important that we define this particular issue so it is more easily recognizable by the industry. Far too often individuals (and coaches!) will overlook internal health. But if your body isn't healthy from the inside, nothing you do will make it react or change on the outside. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:04:16
February 12, 2020
EPISODE 25: Fitness After Weight Loss Surgery
EPISODE 25: Fitness After Weight Loss Surgery We sit down with fitness coach Sarah Doehler to talk about her personal journey after having weight loss surgery and how she uses her experience to help her clients today. Sarah takes us back to when she weighed 210 lbs at 5'4, to feeding up to support a post-op faltering metabolism and how society, her peers, and her coworkers viewed her throughout the process. At the end of the day she says, "nothing works better than making fitness your lifestyle and being consistent". Something you can't get through surgery, but can achieve by taking that first step. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:09:40
February 05, 2020
Episode 24: Scott McNally
Episode 23: Scott McNally We are joined today by Scott McNally, prep coach and host of Advices Radio. Scott also has his hands in several other podcasts and lives in the fitness industry "full-time". We chat about tripping mushrooms in the desert, finding peace, and approaching the mountaintop knowing that your ride is about to end... and how one comes to terms with that. In a world where pushing limits is attractive, how do you find balance, have faith, and know to keep going... or stop to take in the view? 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:23:36
January 29, 2020
Episode 23: Elite HRV
Episode 22: Elite HRV Today we invited Vivek Menon, CCO of Elite HRV onto our show to talk in depth about how tracking Heart Rate Variability can help you become more in tune with your recovery capability. Vivek graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College, with a BA in Biology (Pre-Med) and a BA in economics. Vivek's goals are to drive habit change amongst consumers, providers and businesses, with the adoption of powerful tools that enable health, fitness and performance transformations – like HRV. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:08:19
January 22, 2020
Episode 22: Regaining control after an Eating Disorder, with guest IFBB Pro Meghan Santa Barbara
Episode 22: Regaining control after an ED, with guest IFBB Pro Meghan Santa Barbara Jeff, Jeffrey, and Jason sit down with IFBB pro and ScoobyPrep coach, Meghan Santa Barbara to retrace her steps from being a ballerina to turning pro at Jr. Nationals, and her struggle with anorexia and bulimia along the way. Meghan talks about finding balance and regaining control of her life after having an ED, and how she refocuses her energy into bodybuilding while avoiding triggers or relapse into former habits. Jeffrey also shares his own experience and struggle with an ED and finds common ground with Meghan. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:05:26
January 15, 2020
Episode 21: All About Fat Loss
Episode 21: All About Fat Loss Jeff, Jeffrey, and Jason share their approaches and protocols to fat loss in this round table style discussion covering nutrition, training, cardio, and supplements. We go over how we set up a diet, what fat burners we would use, where we start off with cardio, and how we would design a training program, for both natural and enhanced clients, based on our experiences with clients and our own bodies. There is a lot of applicable information here we hope you can take away from and try on your own. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out and we can follow up with you. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:23:22
January 08, 2020
Episode 20: MJ Adams & Thomas Munck
Episode 20: MJ Adams & Thomas Munck Today we invited two up-and-coming coaches, MJ and Thomas, to talk about how they got started, their goals, challenges, and vision. As coaches, we all strive to serve others in the best way possible and it can be challenging to balance pure mission and the bottom lines of business. Putting out content can be a struggle when faced with industry redundancy and the never-ending hint of imposter syndrome. We all sit down and share our experiences, old and new. Maybe you have felt the same way. We hope this helps you know that you're not alone and you're on the right track. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com www.physiqueeducationcollective.com
01:09:37
January 02, 2020
Episode 19: Team Allen
Episode 19: Team Allen Today we invited IFBB Pro and coach, Russ Allen to the show to talk about his journey from working in an oil field to running one of the most successful coaching businesses in the industry. Russ recounts his days working the 4 AM shift at Gold's Gym to his breakthrough coaching moments, taking many long term clients to the coveted pro level. We all chime in on our lives as coaches in this ever-changing industry, how we manage our ups and downs, priorities, and relationships.
01:12:36
December 17, 2019
Episode 18: Troubleshooting Female Hormones with Vince Pitstick
Episode 18: Troubleshooting Female Hormones Today we invited Vince Pitstick, holistic wellness coach and owner of Nutrition Dynamic on the show to talk about menopause and its effect on hormones progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, along with the thyroid. Vince leads off with what he has seen work and not work with pre, peri, and menopausal women in both competitive and general population categories. While this episode wasn't enough time to truly cover these complex topics, we hope it at least opens your mind to exploring your hormones and becoming an advocate for your own health. 🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:19:23
December 11, 2019
Episode 17: Mea Culpa
Episode 17: Mea Culpa What do we learn when we fail or fall? Jeff, Jeffrey, and Jason are joined by coaches Laurin Conlin and John Gorman to reflect on our missteps as coaches and business owners and how we've each grown from them. From learning how to set expectations, failing up, and chasing happiness, the five of us impart the best advice we can to those who are trying to make their mark in the business of fitness. Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black the_excellence_cartel - The Excellence Cartel IG Page #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:19:59
December 04, 2019
Episode 16: The 7 Systems
Episode 16: The 7 Systems Jeff, Jeffrey, and Jason talk about their experiences working with the "7 systems of the body", relating their hands-on coaching practice to a book written by Dr. Pat Luse, which describes these same bodily systems in detail from a medical perspective. This episode explains why we should stop "silo thinking" when it comes to our bodies, because everything is related and must be managed accordingly for lasting results. Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:17:18
November 27, 2019
Episode 15: Tracking Progress & Motivation
Episode 15: Tracking Progress & Motivation Jeff, Jeffrey, and Jason talks about what progress and motivation means to them and how they teach their clients to stay on track even on the days where they may not feel like it. Motivation is supported by discipline and discipline is born from desire. If you desire to change and become better, this episode is for you. Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:08:28
November 20, 2019
Episode 14: From Cancer to Competition - With Guest Nick Ross
Episode 14: From Cancer to Competition Jeff Black invites his client Nick Ross onto the show to talk about winning his battle with testicular cancer to competing in a show soon after recovery. Nick maintains the idea that cancer didn't happen to him, but for him, to learn how to be present in life, to keep promises, and to be genuine. In this heartfelt and raw episode, we learn what someone thinks when they face death, and how they approach life when given a second chance. Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black Nick Ross - r0ssfit #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:08:45
November 13, 2019
Episode 13: Stress, HRV, & Metabolic Resistance
Episode 13: Stress, HRV, & Metabolic Resistance Jeff, Jeffrey and Jason put their coaching hats on again and get into the nitty gritty details of defining the rest and recovery process in individuals who may be having trouble getting their bodies to where they want them to be, due to metabolic resistance. In this episode we break down what stress does, how it affects Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and what all of that means in terms of fixing situations where the body is fighting back and resisting training and nutrition protocol. Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:07:12
November 06, 2019
Episode 12: Team Loco Fit
Episode 12: Team Loco Fit Jeff, Jeffrey, and Jason sit down with IFBB Bikini Pro, coach, and owner of Team Loco Fit, Laurin Conlin. Laurin is one of the more successful female coaches in the fitness industry today. Laurin gives us her take on self-love, intuitive eating, and having an identity outside of competing to avoid burnout, especially in bikini where low barriers to entry attract individuals who may find instant self-worth in how they look. We also talk about birth control, being a woman in a male dominated field, and working with male clients as a female coach. Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:17:03
October 30, 2019
Episode 11: Never miss a check-in!
Episode 11: Never miss a check-in! This week we put our coaching hats on and talk about the check-in process: how it evolved for each of us and what we look for and why we ask for it. Our most successful clients rarely miss a check-in. Checking in is important for client accountability but it's also important for us coaches to stay organized. In this episode we explain why. Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:11:16
October 23, 2019
Episode 10 - King of the Hill
Episode 10: King of the Hill Jeff, Jeffrey, and Jason chat with Skip Hill, coach, author, and father of "skip loading", about how coaching and clientele have evolved over the past 20 years. Skip recalls his time on the forums earning street cred and how giving free advice led to a robust coaching career spanning over two decades. We also opine on competing while pregnant and the peanut gallery that is social media today. Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:19:20
October 16, 2019
EPISODE 9: "That's Not How We Do Business.”
EPISODE 9: "That's Not How We Do Business.” Whether you're a coach, a senior executive, or a school teacher, you know your time and energy is valuable. If you care about your work and your people, it can feel easy and natural to overextend. However in the long run, should you? Jeff, Jeffrey, and Jason explore their boundaries, rules, and regrets in coaching, business, and their personal lives in this week's episode. Follow us on Instagram: the_excellence_cartel - IG page for TEC scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:16:35
October 09, 2019
The Excellence Cartel: Episode 7 - John Gorman
🏆 THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL 🏆 EPISODE 7: Team (John) Gorman! Jeff, Jeffrey, and Jason sit down with family man, coach, author, public speaker and business man, John Gorman. With a little bit of luck and passion for educating others, John talks about how he built his fitness business empire and shares some advice with the younger generation of up and coming coaches who may find themselves lost in the era of social media. Follow us on Instagram: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
01:24:29
September 25, 2019
Episode 6: The Mountain Dog Cometh
Episode 6: The Mountain Dog Cometh Jeff, Jeffrey and Jason sit down with John Meadows, one of the most influential thinkers within the fitness industry to learn how John stays relevant as a leader while managing his supplement line, coaching business, and paid-for-content website. John reveals some of his biggest business blunders and offers advice to the up and coming generation. He also gives Jeffrey some helpful nutrition advice to stay on track while traveling. Follow us on IG! Jason Theobald: Scoobyprep1_ifbbpro Jeffrey Su: Firstcalloutfitness Jeffrey Black: JeffUnbreakableBlack #theexcellencecartel
01:13:31
September 18, 2019
Episode 5 - Money Changes Everything
Episode 5: Money Changes Everything Jason, Jeff and Jeffrey talk off the cuff about money - how we view it, how we make it, and how we manage it. From childhood lessons learned to where we see ourselves in the future, money changes everything. Rate us and leave a review!  We can be found on Instagram:  scoobyprep1_ifbbpro -  Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black #theexcellencecartel
01:17:30
September 11, 2019
Episode 4 - Guest Alex Tilinca
The Excellence Cartel Episode 4: Guest Alex Tilinica 18-year old men's classic physique competitor Alex Tilinca (IG: alextilinca),talks bodybuilding, hormones, and dating as a female-to-male (FTM) transgender athlete. Alex trains under Jason Theobald and recently won his class at the 2019 NPC Victor Martinez Legends Championships. From coming out to his parents to top surgery to the portrayal of the LGBTQ community in the media, Alex tackles all of our tough questions with poise, maturity, and introspection. IG for the Cartel: scoobyprep1_ifbbpro, jeffunbreakableblack, firstcalloutfitness Information about the Physique Education Collective https://www.facebook.com/events/677929976003300/  
01:23:55
September 04, 2019
Episode Three or Tree?
THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL: EPISODE III This week Jeff, Jason, and Jeffrey look back on their years in bodybuilding and coaching and offer some insight on what mistakes to avoid. From social media snafus to how not to diet females, we’ve done it all! We also talk about the business of bodybuilding and how that landscape is being shaped. We also announce our first guest next week along with how to win a free ticket to the Physique Education Collective! The Excellence Cartel is a free podcast hosted by Jeff Black, Jeffrey Su, and Jason Theobald. Our mission is to bring to YOU our musings and experiences in the business of fitness. Leadership values, coaching methodology, and what it takes to build and maintain a strong brand. There are plenty of podcasts about all the technical stuff around training and nutrition, but not too much about the strategy and mindset that goes into creating a successful platform within the industry. Jeff, Jason, and I may not know it all nor are any of us the most successful out there but we’ve learned a trick or two in our experiences growing each of our own businesses. The Excellence Cartel is a sneak peak into our brains, the wackiness that goes on inside, and the greatness we each hope to inspire in all of YOU. Enjoy! To listen, simply click on the link below and press PLAY. https://anchor.fm/jeffrey-…/…/It-All-Starts-Somewhere-e4v8bl
01:03:30
August 28, 2019
Episode Deux -
In this week's episode we discuss goal setting/mindset, the Weight Watchers app for kids, and training modalities to avoid. We also are giving away 5 TICKETS to the Physique Education Collective on September 21st in Nashville Tennessee! Info on how to enter your name into the drawing for one of these tickets is in the episode. Information about the Physique Education Collective can be found in the link below! https://www.facebook.com/events/677929976003300/ As always, please share away if you find anything you heard valuable and always feel free to reach out to us :)
01:04:02
August 21, 2019
It All Starts Somewhere
THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL Episode 1: It All Starts Somewhere! The Excellence Cartel is a free podcast hosted by Jeff Black, Jeffrey Su, and Jason Theobald. Our mission is to bring to YOU our musings and experiences in the business of fitness. Leadership values, coaching methodology, and what it takes to build and maintain a strong brand. There are plenty of podcasts about all the technical stuff around training and nutrition, but not too much about the strategy and mindset that goes into creating a successful platform within the industry. Jeff, Jason, and I may not know it all nor are any of us the most successful out there but we’ve learned a trick or two in our experiences growing each of our own businesses. The Excellence Cartel is a sneak peak into our brains, the wackiness that goes on inside, and the greatness we each hope to inspire in all of YOU. Enjoy! To listen, simply click on the link below and press PLAY. https://anchor.fm/jeffrey-…/…/It-All-Starts-Somewhere-e4v8bl
44:28
August 14, 2019