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!
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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/
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/
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/ .
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.