The Grafters Podcast

The Grafters Podcast

By Reanne Francis
Tune in to listen to Chris and Reanne discuss strength training, mental health, lifting and everything in-between. Discussions with fitness industry leaders, counsellors and more will feed your brain with some awesome info to help you live a long and vibrant life with a healthy body and a healthy mind.
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#14 Dean Somerset: Words of wisdom from a pretty awesome and clever guy!

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#23 Nick Shaw, RP Strength CEO & founder : Optimal performance for the everyday athlete.
In this episode Chris and Reanne interview Nick Shaw, the CEO and founder of RP Strength . Find out how Nick started RP strength and how he started working with elite athletes such as; Rich Froning, Mattie Rodgers and Annie Thorisdottir as well as the fundamentals on how to optimise your performance. We also discuss mental discipline and how that can positively impact your life plus much, much more. Be sure to tune into this episode guys and make sure you visit @rpstrength on Instagram for endless amounts of inspiration and advice to take your performance to the next level.
57:58
June 22, 2020
#22 Heavy Metal Therapy with Kate Quinn: Why metal music is awesome and how it can act as a tool to support your mental health.
Today The Heavy Metal Strength Coach welcomes Kate Quinn from Heavy Metal Therapy to discuss her baby, the peer support collective Heavy Metal Therapy. We chat about the importance of heavy metal in her own life. We chat about the current research about heavy metal and discuss why some people may gravitate towards metal. We dabble in musical recommendations, the etiquette of metal concerts, and the future of Heavy Metal Therapy. We even mention lifting a couple of times! We'll definitely be having Kate on again and if you'd like to see what she is up to make sure you visit her website at https://heavymetaltherapy.co.uk/ Thank you for listening, fellow Grafters!
1:08:40
June 16, 2020
#21 Strength Coach Farncombe: How to create the best possible competition for an athlete.
In this episode Chris chats with the incredibly talented Lawrence Farncombe aka Strength Coach Farncombe. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Farncombe has worked with an incredible roster of athletes and is known for building his athletes technique that create incredible results. Having coached many International, European and National champions it's fair to say this guy knows his stuff! Tune in to find out how  Farncombe started in the industry as a Strength and Conditioning coach and how prepare athletes for the best possible competition. Be sure to check out his vlog for lots more of his content via https://www.youtube.com/user/CoachFarncombe
1:06:45
June 11, 2020
#20 Jason Leenaartes: Growing from your past and creating your own future.
In today's episode, The Heavy Metal Strength Coach is joined by Jason Leenaarts. Jason is a coach, gym owner, podcaster, proud father, and husband. In the episode, we discussed everything coaching and podcasting and how his varied past has led him to where he is today. Jason candidly talks about his history of drug addiction, abuse, and therapy, and how he came into the fitness industry with a unique take on health, fitness, and just lifting weights. We chat coping strategies, we chat the importance of vulnerability and how much a good PT or Coach takes home with him after working with a large number of clients each day. If you are a coach, this is an absolute must-listen. Be sure to check out what he gets up to at Revolution Fitness & Therapy and tune into his podcast Revolutionary You for some incredible discussions! Thanks for joining us, Jason!
1:06:23
June 4, 2020
#19 Humans are capable of amazing things! Robynne Smith and James Lockley's Lift for Lives campaign.
In this episode Chris and Reanne chat to the inspiring Robynne Smith and James Lockley. After the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown Robynne and James decided to raise money for a  charity called C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably). C.A.L.M's mission is to prevent suicide and offer support to those who need it the most. Tune into this episode to find out how Robynne and James worked through 3,870 repetitions of  squats, bench press and deadlifts to represent the average individual that takes their own life in the UK each year. Visit their campaign website https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LiftsForLives to find out more details how much they raised! 
55:07
May 31, 2020
#18 Alan Thrall: The defiant journey to strength and business.
In this episode Chris and Reanne interview Alan Thrall. Owner of Untamed Strength, based in Sacramento California, Alan talks about his defiant journey from the Marine Corps into strength training, building a business and an awesome Youtube channel! Be sure to check out his YouTube channel via https://www.youtube.com/user/athrall7 and his Instagram at @untamedstrength for some incredible strength training tips and banter.
1:00:41
May 22, 2020
#17 Dr Paul Rimmer: Performance and nutrition consultancy and everything in-between.
In this episode Chris catches up with Dr Paul Rimmer. A fitness consultant dabbling in the areas such as physiology, blood testing, nutrition and coaching mentorship. To learn more about his performance clinics visit @be_better_with_nexus and to keep up to date about all of his awesome educational events visit https://www.traperformanceeducation.com/ and for a little bit of everything... follow him on Instagram @paulrimmerphd
53:12
May 15, 2020
#16 Dr Lisa Lewis: The psychology of coaching and daily performance.
In this episode Chris and Reanne interview the incredibly talented psychologist Dr Lisa Lewis. Find out the fundamentals of building a strong, resilient and healthy mind within personal and coaching settings, and discover what daily habits will help you through some of today's testing times. Dr Lewis has worked with a variety of clients and as a result of her passion for wellness and fitness is now offering a course specifically for fitness professionals. Learn how to motivate your clients and facilitate change, to find out more visit https://drlewisconsulting.com/ and save $75 dollars by using the code PODCAST75 if you purchase the Psych for Fitness Pros course. Be sure to follow her on Instagram too to find out more about performance psychology, strength training and mental health @drlewisconsulting
58:02
May 4, 2020
#15 COVID catch up!
In this episode Chris and Reanne catch up about their personal experiences during the COVID-19 crisis and how it has affected their coaching practise with clients. Tune in to find out how they are continuing their vision of helping their clients stay healthy and strong and what COVID-19 has taught them.
45:13
April 28, 2020
#14 Dean Somerset: Words of wisdom from a pretty awesome and clever guy!
Dean Somerset is an amazing personal trainer based in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He has an incredible amount of knowledge about the body and works with clients varying from; post-surgical joint rehabilitation, neural impairments, spinal cord injuries, cancer patients, elite runners... the list goes on! It's clear that this guy is awesome and knows a lot about the body! In this episode Chris and Reanne interview Dean to find out about his practice as a coach, how he helps clients manage pain plus much much more. To find out more about his work and read up on lots of free content make sure you visit his website https://deansomerset.com/
1:00:59
April 16, 2020
#13 Tony Gentilcore: Navigating the apocalypse!
In this episode Reanne and Chris interview Boston based personal trainer and writer, Tony Gentilcore. Aside from his love of deadlifts and cheese, Tony also loves helping people lift heavy things, move better and build a strong mind.  He also articles for some of the industry leading magazines and websites too! Find out where his journey started in the fitness industry, what he is up to right now but most importantly...how to navigate your mind and approach through these turbulent and uncertain times. Tune in, listen and enjoy! Be sure to check him out on Instagram @tonygentilcore and via his website at https://tonygentilcore.com/
53:59
March 31, 2020
#12 Andy's Man Club: An interview about mental health with one of the Uk's biggest talking groups for men.
In this episode Chris interviews Andy Wilson from Andy's Man Club. Originally founded by Luke and Elaine, Andy helped build the Leeds group and continue to help them achieve their mission. Andy's Man Club is a talking group who's mission is to stop men from taking their own lives. Find out how Andy's Man Club started and how supporting one another through our mental health battles can truly save lives. If you'd like to find out more about Andy's Man Club you can find them on Instagram via @andysmanclubuk and visit AMC's website http://andysmanclub.co.uk/ . 
44:04
March 27, 2020
#11 Elite Step: Inside the mind of one of the UK's leading strength and conditioning coaches for combat sports.
In this episode Reanne and Chris interview Reiss Silva, also known as @elite.step. One of the UK's leading strength and conditioning coaches specialising in combat sports! Discover the work ethic, mindset and drive behind his success both from a coach and athletes perspective. Reanne and Chris also uncover how Reiss developed his craft that led him into coaching professional athletes dominating within the UFC and boxing. If you are passionate about high performance and bettering yourself then do not miss out on this episode! If you want to follow his journey be sure t follow him on: Instagram @elite.step Facebook: @elitestep
1:03:53
March 12, 2020
#10 An interview with men’s transformation expert Ross Mackenly aka Aesthetically Trained.
In this episode Reanne interviews Ross Mackenley to find hour he built such a successful brand with @aestheticallytrained and how he positively impacts the men that he works with. Find out what it takes to transform your body and potentially join a community of other men that want to become the best version of themselves. For more information on his next launch be sure to visit www.aestheticallytrained.net
50:16
March 5, 2020
#9 How to help your clients fall in love with training
In this episode Reanne and Chris talk about how they have both helped their clients fall in love with training for life. Starting from the consultation phase, find out some simple and life changing tactics that will help your clients become the best version of themselves.
50:39
February 28, 2020
#8 An interview with the legendary MOFO body mechanic.
In this episode we have a chat with the legendary @mofobodymechanic (Aaron Caseley). Aaron discusses his journey within the fitness/health industry as well as providing some incredible knowledge about therapy. In this episode you will learn abour pain and injuries in a little more detail, how to find a good therapist and what to expect if you visit the MOFO clinic. Be sure to follow his teams journey on Instagram at @mofobodymechanic. Enjoy!
1:05:51
February 21, 2020
#7 Mental health special: What’s the difference between a coach and a counselor?
In this episode we have a chat with the mind behind @progressandfrontier Luke. A BJJ fanatic, trainee counselor and lover of the human mind. Find out the difference between a coach and a counselor and our personal experiences of seeing a counselor. In this episode you’ll also find out that talking to someone about whatever issues you are facing in life is not so taboo after all, and that speaking up is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
54:02
February 3, 2020
#6 A conversation with the wonderful CSS wizard, Harry Roberts.
In this episode Chris and Reanne have a conversation with one of Chris's amazing clients Harry Roberts. Find out how training has impacted his life, what CSS actually means and how to become an industry leader. Harry Roberts is also known as CSS Wizardry and can check out all the amazing work he has done by clicking the link attached. This episode is not one to miss, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to find out how wonderful this man's career is. https://csswizardry.com/
58:06
January 24, 2020
#5 What’s the difference between a good coach and a bad coach?
Find out what makes a great coach and how to spot out the bad ones. In this episode Chris and Reanne talk about some of their personal experiences of good and bad coaches. Taking inspiration from some of their role models, such as Tony Gentilcore, they discuss how an open mindset is the key to becoming a great coach.
42:45
January 16, 2020
THE GRAFTERS PODCAST: #4 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: ‘Gymtimidation’ ... is it a myth?
In this episode me and Chris discuss what ‘Gymtimidation’ actually is, our individual experiences and how we help our clients through this. Tune in to find out some golden nuggets about gym environment and culture and how that can have a huge affect on your gym experience.
48:17
December 24, 2019
THE GRAFTERS PODCAST #3: Crossfit vs Powerlifting? Does either sport have a higher injury risk?
In this episode find out what the studies reveal for both Crossfit and Powerlifting injury rates. We also delve into training preparation and how to minimise your risk of injury to improve the longevity in your training.
50:31
December 2, 2019
THE GRAFTERS PODCAST: #2 Powerlifting competition day for both coach and client. The high and lows!
In this episode Chris breaks down the process for handling clients on their competition day, as well as providing tips on how to keep your head in a good place! Reanne talks about her first experience at powerlifting and how it differs from Crossfit.
53:36
November 26, 2019
THE GRAFTERS PODCAST: #1 : A conversation with The Heavy Metal Strength Coach.
Welcome to the new and revised podcast! In this episode Chris Kershaw (The Heavy Metal Strength Coach) talks about his journey from bodybuilding to powerlifting and his passion for personal training.
49:02
November 11, 2019
#17 - Learning to let go 💪🏽
Trying to lose weight can be frustrating to say the least, today I will help you reframe your thoughts to see your previous setbacks as opportunites to learn and grow. Simply by learning how to let go.
12:15
October 18, 2018
#16 - The pep talk you've been waiting for.
In today’s episode find out what weekly actions you can take to destroy the rest of 2018!
12:47
October 1, 2018
#15 - Stress... what are the effects & what to do about it.
Find out the impact stress has on our bodies, where stress can stem from and how to reduce it.
18:37
September 24, 2018
#14 - How to chase excellence in your fitness journey
In this short amd sharp episode, learn the controllables needed to maximise your progress and chase excellence every single day.
09:45
September 17, 2018
#13 - You are what you repeatedly do!
What are habits? Can you change them? ... tune into today's epsiode to find out and discover the true power habits have on your fitness and health progress.
16:04
September 14, 2018
#12 - Are you living in the past or creating your future?
In today's episode find put the true power of your mind and learn what causes us to feel and act in a certain way depending on our thought process.
23:02
September 7, 2018
#11 - Don't look back in anger.
Sometimes in order to keep pushing forward, reflecting back on where you started can ignite the fire! In todays espisode I take you back to where I started to help you understand that we are all capable of becoming everything we aspire to be, physically and mentally.
14:38
August 31, 2018
#10 - What is your why?
In today's episode find out how you can reboost your motivation and disciple by getting in touch with your why. Why do you want to lose weight? Why do you want to be healthier? We all have a why, but do you really know how important yours is to you?
13:29
August 24, 2018
#9 - Reiss's pieces on S&C and mindset.
Today I interview one of my awesome collegues Reiss Silva, boxing is his thing, strength and conditioning is his craft and mindset is his medicine. In this episode you will find out how awesome this guy is and how to take a leaf from his book to ensure you succeed physically and mentally.
49:51
August 15, 2018
#8 - How to master the basics.
Are you really maximising those daily controllables to optimise your progress, do you even know what they are? If not don't sweat it because in today's episode I take you through what to master and why.
19:31
August 8, 2018
#7 - How strong is your support network?
Do your peers and family members lift you up or try and bring you down? In this episode find out how to deal with a negative Nancy and surround yourself with positive Polly's.
12:17
August 3, 2018
#6 - Why calories are not king when it comes to weight loss
It's all about a calorie deficit right? Hmm not really. Today I dicuss the importance of good quality food choices within a calorie deficit.
09:08
July 28, 2018
#5 - Why your mindset might be holding you back.
Mindset... you may sigh at that word but it could be the difference between you achieving or failing to reach your goals. In this episode, I discuss the impact mindset can have on your results.
14:37
July 16, 2018
#4 - The impact of restrictive dieting
Juice plus, Huel, 1,000 calorie diets .... you’ve heard about them! Today’s episode talks about the impact these diets have on you and how to get out of the vicious yo-yo dieting circle.
14:19
July 12, 2018
#3 - 'How do you get abs?' ...
A questions asked many, many times... today I try and clear it up as much as possible for you!
15:00
July 5, 2018
Episode #2 - Who, what and why?
In this episode I'm taking you back to where it all started, discussing hardships and adversity and explain how to come out of the other side as a winner!
18:40
June 25, 2018
Muscle Queen Weekly - Episode #1 Q&A
This very first episode covers the female cycle and how your moods and training can be affected. Ladies listen closely! Grab a pen or email me if you want to make sure the information sticks in!
22:38
June 22, 2018