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 49: IFBB Pro Cade Zook

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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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:00:45
August 5, 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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:15:07
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:11:39
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:29:20
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:19:30
July 8, 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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:07:59
July 1, 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 πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:15:44
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:03:52
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:13:50
June 3, 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! πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:13:26
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.
1:12:59
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 πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:03:46
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:07:16
May 6, 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.
1:20:43
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:07:45
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:24:00
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:15:02
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:13:53
April 8, 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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:11:11
April 1, 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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:23:45
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:02:59
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:17:35
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:04:16
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:09:40
February 5, 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? πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:23:35
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:08:18
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:05:26
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:23:22
January 8, 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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:09:37
January 2, 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.
1:12:35
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. πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:19:22
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
1:19:58
December 4, 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
1:17:18
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
1:08:27
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
1:08:45
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
1:07:11
November 6, 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
1:17:03
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
1:11:15
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
1:19:19
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
1:16:35
October 9, 2019
Episode 8 - Depression & Anxiety
Episode 8: It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn No matter how big and strong we may think we are, we all have thoughts and feelings and it's normal for all of us to feel down in the dumps sometimes. Depression and anxiety affect millions of people around the world, with many left untreated. Jeff, Jeffrey and Jason share their thoughts on depression and anxiety - from making it through law school, overcoming osteogenesis imperfecta, and cooking rotisserie chickens... to self care and coping techniques on this serious topic with usual light hearted comedic flare. Follow us on Instagram: the_excellence_cartelΒ  scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black #theexcellencecartel theexcellencecartel.com
1:15:35
October 2, 2019
The Excellence Cartel: Episode 7 - John Gorman
πŸ† THE EXCELLENCE CARTEL πŸ† 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
1:24:29
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
1:13:30
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!Β  We can be found on Instagram:Β  scoobyprep1_ifbbpro - Β Jason Theobald firstcalloutfitness - Jeffrey Su jeffunbreakableblack - Jeff Black #theexcellencecartel
1:17:30
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/ Β 
1:23:54
September 4, 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
1:03:30
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 :)
1:04:01
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
44:27
August 14, 2019