#69: Power of Relationships, Your Ego & Gratitude (with Bryn Jenkins)

March 19, 2019

Off the back of reading Game Changers by Dave Asprey, we’ve been noodling over the top life priorities that came from interviewing 450 successful leaders on Bulletproof Radio.

Perhaps surprisingly, the aggregated data suggested the Top Priorities for life success were (1) Nutrition, (2) Relationships, (3) Self-Awareness, (4) Exercise and (5) Sleep. 100% aligned with our priorities at AdapNation, and great to see the fundamentals are considered the most impactful to success.

 

That said, we’ve not covered Relationships in much detail on the podcast. The value of building up a real network and nurturing your relationships for overall satisfaction, opportunity creation and adding value. Moreover, what gets in our way of developing and nurturing valuable relationships?

So, this episode navigates Relationships, Our Ego and Gratitude. Committing to mastering these areas of your life can have a profound impact on the quality of your life. And let’s face it, we are the dominant species on the planet because we are social animals, and we have self-awareness. Great discussion, and as always, hopefully a lot that you can relate and identify with. 

 

Here’s what we discuss:

1️⃣ Value of Relationships & Building Your Network + 6 top tips

2️⃣ Ego - is it our friend or foe? What is our ego, how can it help + 4 top tips

3️⃣ The Power of Gratitude - how gratefulness leads to more success + 5 top tips

 

Third Party Reference made:

▪︎ Jordan Harbinger (re daily text networking tip) - @jordanharbinger

▪︎ Dave Asprey’s latest book (where the priorities came from) - Game Changers

▪︎ Robert Greene’s book on power (re ego preventing vs connection) - 48 Laws of Power

▪︎ James Smith (re attractive aloofness) - @jamessmithpt

 

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#68: Women’s Q&A with Bret Contreras (The Glute Guy)

March 12, 2019

This episode is a BIG DEAL! We’ve got the one and only Bret Contreras (aka The Glute Guy) on the mics to answer some female listener questions regarding training and getting in great shape.

Bret is a sport scientist, a distinguished strength & conditioning coach, author, prolific online writer and an inventor. Yes, this man single handedly designed, promoted and made popular the Hip Thrust and the large arsenal of glute training work you see everywhere today.

12.5 years ago Bret invented the Hip Thrust, and since then he’s gone from strength to strength. With over 840K online followers, millions of people training the weighted hip thrust, and 1000’s of women he’s personally trained and coached, Bret has changed the face of strength training more than anyone else over the last 20 years.

If you’re a fan of Bret and his work you’ll really enjoy this chat. More importantly, if you’re a woman (or train women) and are looking for advice on how to create your best body, then this episode should be right up your alley!

 

Here’s what we discuss:

 

0️⃣ Getting to know Bret- his approach to giving, helping and contributing online. His invention, journey and impact. Bret's struggles with online hate, and more.

 

Women Listener Q&A (32mins onwards):

1️⃣ How do women address stubborn fat around glutes and thighs?

2️⃣ Glute and Thigh recomposition - Is it possible?

3️⃣ Bret’s view on steady state cardio - is it helping or hindering?

4️⃣ What to do if you struggle with Glute activation and sensation whilst training?

5️⃣ What are the key fundamentals to achieving a women's body and physique goals?

 

Learning More About Bret Contreras:

▪︎ Instagram: @bretcontreras1

▪︎ Online Training Program: Booty By Bret 

▪︎ Main Website and Newsletter sign-up - https://bretcontreras.com 

▪︎ Youtube Channel: Bretcontreras1

▪︎ ’The Glute Lab’ Book - Amazon Pre-Order

  

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#67: Sculpting Your Body & Mind with Anton Kostalas

March 5, 2019

Let’s face it, the biggest reason people work out is because they want to look as good as they can - clothed and naked. Or at least, that’s people’s why to getting started.

And if you want to look great, you should invest in learning from reputable people that have both the personal wisdom, trustworthiness and the results to prove it.

 

Cue in Anton Kostalas! Within only a few years he has mastered his body, his strength and become that trusted voice for many aspiring men and women. As a seasoned fitness model, who better to seek guidance from when wanting to look your very best? 

I loved this interview, because Anton’s life and journey so far is so relatable and raw. Understanding the man behind the physique helps you figure out what drive, discipline and character is needed to achieve his success. And how his character was sculpted, inside and outside of the gym.

Moreover, after listening to this episode, you will have a bunch of practical take aways that you can begin to research, implement and prioritise. You’ll be on your way to sculpting your best body. 

 

Here’s what we discuss:

1️⃣ Anton’s unsettled childhood - schooling struggles, bullying and the impacts this had on him

2️⃣ Being grateful for his struggles - here how Anton connects his positive attributes back to his darker years

3️⃣ From charlatan to respected pro - Anton described the experience of getting into personal training

4️⃣ Skinny Kid to Fitness Model - What was Anton’s drive behind such a dramatic transformation?

5️⃣ Experience of Physique competing - from preparing, peaking and training for his first show

6️⃣ The training and nutrition revelations - Hear how restrictive and naive Anton was, and how better his new approach is 

7️⃣ Strength Training is king - Why and how Anton is bucking the bodybuilding trend by prioritising strength training

8️⃣ Anton’s Training Programme - Listen in on how to train like Anton and understanding his design principles 

9️⃣ His INSANE Strength PB’s - Anton lists his impressive personal bests in the squat, the deadlift and the bench press

🔟 Anton’s Top Guidance - Hear his key pieces of advice to follow to get into you best shape

 

Learning More About Anton & Referenced People:

▪︎ Instagram: @antonkostalas

▪︎ Facebook: Anton Kostalas

▪︎ Youtube: Anton Kostalas

▪︎ The gym & training partners: @bpfitlondon, @chrispt_con, @nathanpt

▪︎ Reputable leaders Anton follows: @nickcheadlefitness, @biolayne

 

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#66: The Carnivore Diet - Broadening the Discussion with Dr. Shawn Baker

February 26, 2019

Off the back of #Veganuary, it’s important to keep the discussion of world-wide health, personal performance and sustainability going. 

To do that we’ve invited Dr. Shawn Baker on to the podcast to talk about the Carnivore diet - a seemingly opposed diet that seeks to serve a very similar purpose...

Interestingly, the Vegan movement is not the only lens through which to look at the problems we face. In actual fact, the moral, ethical and emotionally charged dogma that comes with much of the current vegan message is perhaps preventing us from seeing the bigger picture.

Due to the ideology of Veganisim, it has the opportunity to alienate through judgement, remove free choice, and even fuel the problems we have around nutrition and sustainability. We should be looking to have inclusive discussion and seek collaborative solutions vs dividing populations based on moral standing.

 

So, in the spirit of having an open mind and broadening the conversation, this podcast explores the Carnivore diet, and why Dr. Shawn Baker and many others around the world have taken to this extreme diet. It also attempts to correct some misconceptions of meat eating, as well as look at the problems we face around nutrition and sustainability from a different perspective. 

This is a fascinating discussion that quite frankly needs to be had. As opposed to Vegans vs Meat eaters, this discussion highlights where we really need to be focussing, and it could be the start for collaborative and productive dialog regarding planet and human health.

 

Here’s what we discuss:

1️⃣ The science- The science (or the lack thereof), historical observations and disease-claims of a meat-dominant diet

2️⃣ From restriction to liberation- how a meat-only diet is positively impacting 1000’s of people

3️⃣ Some raw Veg truth- Things to consider with a plant-only diet that don’t often fat spoken about

4️⃣ The elephant in the room- and it’s not Vegetables or Meat.

5️⃣ RDA’s & guidance - The fundamental issues with blanket diet, nutrition and blood value recommendations

6️⃣ A diet tool - The Carnivore diet used as a elimination transitional tool, and Carnivore Adjacent diet

7️⃣ Why Carnivore?- Shawn’s reasons to go from normal, vegetarian, paleo, Keto and then then Carnivore diet

8️⃣ Debunking - Addressing Ageing and Cancer concerns with Protein, and the protein deficient aged population

9️⃣ Big Food Conspiracy- The corporate conspiracy that the Vegan movement is fuelling - creating more waste, choice and emissions...

🔟 Livestock Farming Practices - Addressing the misconceptions about waste, emissions, malpractice and inhumane treatment within the Livestock industry

*️⃣ Locked in Forever?- Does Shawn feel imprisoned by the Carnivore diet socially and physiologically?

 

 

Where to Learn More about Dr. Shawn Baker & his services:

▪︎ Social Media - Instagram: @shawnbaker1967, twitter: @sbakermd

▪︎ Shawn’s Website: Shawn-baker.com - for personal consultations etc

▪︎ The Book - The Carnivore Diet 

▪︎ Shawn’s Podcast - Human Performance Outliers Podcast

▪︎ The Carnivore Diet Testimonial blog site - https://meatheals.com

▪︎ The 26K+ Facebook Community - World Carnivore Tribe

 

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#65: Optimise for Your Neurotype with Christian Thibaudeau

February 19, 2019

Just wow! Be prepared to have you mind blown several times in this podcast, as we hear from the incredible Christian Thibaudeau on understanding who we are based on our Neurotype.

Christian has been coaching elite athletes across 28 different sports and general population face to face and online fro over 20 years. With over 600+ articles on T-Nation, three best selling strength and conditioning books and a huge video and article presence all over the internet, Christian is one of the top leaders globally in his field, and comes with a unique blend of experience, capability and scientific smarts. 

 

The world of Neurotyping is pretty fascinating. Where psychometric assessments and psycho analysis focusses on who you are based on your past and how you show up today, Neurotyping can describe WHY you are that way chemically, and can accurate describe your tendencies, personality, motivations and much more. 

It’s about about neurotransmitter dominance - or put another way which of the excitatory neurotransmitters are you the most sensitive to and which inhibitory neurotransmitters do you predominately produce to slow things down. I know this sounds geeky and far fetched, but by the end of this conversation you will understand yourself at a whole new level, as Christian blends chemistry with psychology, training and nutrition. 

You will be able to identify which Neurotype you are based on the personality descriptions Christian offers, and as a result will learn which type of training style you are innately motivated to the most and will recover from the fastest.

 

You might want to get a pen and paper at the ready for this one, and hover over the rewind button, as three is so much to take away from this chat that could change your outlook on your training, relationships and lifestyle forever.

 

Here’s what we cover:

1️⃣ Who is Christian and how he discovered Neurotype’s through trying to understand himself

2️⃣ What are key Neurotransmitters that drive behaviour

3️⃣ The idea behind Neuro Dominance - it’s all about sensitivity and production levels

4️⃣ The chemical differences between the 5 Neurotypes

5️⃣ How each of the Neurotypes show up in life - e.g. socially, performance, stress levels, training, nutrition, leadership

6️⃣ The Training preferences for 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B and 3 that will provide greatest motivation and fastest recovery

7️⃣ Christian on-the-fly identifying the Neurotype of Steve people close to him

8️⃣ Many anecdotes from Christian personally and a variety of his Athletes he has trained regarding their Neurotypes

9️⃣ How to incorporate training modalities that do not match you Neurotype preference successfully

 

Where to Learn More about Christian Thibaudeau and Neurotyping:

▪︎ Thibarmy.com - Where most of the Neurotype articles, video capsules and various services live

▪︎ Christian’s 600+ articles on T-Nation

▪︎ Christian’s Social platforms - Instagram, Facebook & Twitter

  

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#64: Which should I do - Strength or Hypertrophy Training?

February 12, 2019

This is the kind of discussion and set of facts I wish heard many years ago, prior to even lifting my first set of weights.

There is so much confusion as it relates to the ‘best’ way to train in the gym to get bigger and stronger - part by design from the industry, and part because there are dogmatic folk who just believe in their method. 

So, this conversation attempts to lay some solid foundational knowledge, so you can understand the difference between true Strength Training vs Hypertrophy training, including the benefits, distinctions, similarities, use cases and downsides.

 

At the end of this Podcast, you’ll understand the most important thing - that resistance training has a spectrum of modalities that amplify certain benefits more than others, and deliberately working throughout that spectrum is how to keep making progress, year after year.

 

Here’s what we discuss:

1️⃣ Steve & Bryn’s progress and surprise benefits with their current Hypertrophy training blocks

2️⃣ Definition of Strength Training vs Hypertrophy Training

3️⃣ Body Adaptation & Training Benefits of each training style

4️⃣ Which Training style to choose (first/predominantly) based on 8 common Use Cases

5️⃣ The Circular Loop - Do you get Bigger by getting Stronger or do you get Stronger by getting Bigger?

6️⃣ The Personal Factors that will determine whether Strength vs Hypertrophy training is right currently

7️⃣ Should you consider mixing both styles within a single session?

 

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#63: A Sleep Masterclass with Nick Littlehales, Elite Athlete Sleep Coach

February 5, 2019

A long one, but well worth the listen as Nick Littlehales drops some profound knowledge bombs about sleep and recovery!

Nick Littlehales is a sleep coach to world-class athletes, is an author, runs a successful sleep coaching service to the masses and is a crusader of Sleep, with 22 yers under his belt.

Though my journey of self-optimisation, I stumbled across just how much I was being let down by being chronically sleep deprived. Running on fumes and adrenaline, wearing myself out, making myself sick, and being a shadow of my true self. 

 

Fast forward to today, sleep and recovery is sacred to me, and I am more capable and giving that I have ever been. It’s embracing the lessons from Nick where things really started to change. 

I encourage you to intently listen in and hang off of Nick's guidance - to be a healthier more capable you, but most importantly…. to help our kids and the younger generations navigate an increasingly demanding, wired and 24x7 culture they are growing up in. They soon will be our leaders, and hopefully will bring a movement where sleep and recovery is embraced for maximal performance and enjoyment.

 

Here’s what we talk about:

1️⃣ Getting to know Nick- How he became a Sleep Expert to Alex Ferguson’s Man United and Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal in the '90’s

2️⃣ Every year has been presenting new problems - The changes in social and corporate norms in the last 20 years

3️⃣ The Forgotten Pillar to Health - In a world where we have gyms, supplements, diets, gadgets etc… why is it not working?

4️⃣ The enormous evolutionary impact of the Circadian Rhythm - What is it? Why does it matter? How to align and manage?

5️⃣ Understand Your and your Kids Chronotypes - The reality that they’re Larks and Owls, and that cannot be ignored

6️⃣Indicators and consequences of being Sleep Deprived - Learn about the mental, physical, wellness and emotional impacts

7️⃣ The power of Naps and finding your ‘mowing the lawn’ moments - Understanding why and how to get mental & physical recovery during the day

8️⃣Throwing away the 8h nighttime sleep rule away- and how to think about sleep and recovery in a refreshing way

9️⃣ Your Pre-Bed routing starts the moment you wake up- Listen to Nick’s tips on how to deliberately plan for great sleep and recovery

🔟 Tech-driven ‘Orthosomnia’ - Understand the positive and negative impacts when trying to measure your sleep

  

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Where to Learn More about Nick Littlehales & his services:

▪︎ The Website, where you can get a R90 Sleep Consultation -  www.sportsleepcoach.com

▪︎ The Book Sleep - a best selling sleep coaching read

▪︎ Sport Sleep Coach socials - Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

 

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#62: Eating Habits, Cravings & Food Environment with Tom Bainbridge

January 29, 2019

Today, we’re joined by Tom Bainbridge who talks through the fascinating topic of eating habits, cravings, addictions, decision making and controlling our food environment. Getting your head around this topic could have a huge impact not only on your body goals, but how you go about managing your life through good habits whilst replacing bad habits and cravings.

Of course, resolve and having a strong enough why is the driving force behind sustained commitment to change,but, at a physiological and hormonal level our subconscious is being directed to act in ways that could be detrimental to our goals. And these evolutionary hard wired instincts have a LOT of force on our voluntary action. So, whilst mind-over-matter has it’s place for sure, we can massively help ourselves by setting up for success physically and environmentally...

 

Tom Bainbridge- Tom is a UK-based nutritionist, lecturer and speaker on all things health and fitness. What makes Tom great is his extreme intelligence mixed with being open-minded, practical, pragmatic and not falling for dogma. He’s a science-driven nutritionist that values the data and studies to back up statements and recommendations. Tom runs a top-notch Nutrionist course called BTN Academy, is a frequent co-host with Ben on the Ben Coomber Radio Podcast, and is frequently invited to talk around the country. In particular, he has a deep understanding on habits, neurological and hormonal reactions in the body and the psychology as it relates to eating.

 

Lots of fascinating studies cited, to bring home the scientific truth behind behaviour and our food decisions.

 

Here’s what we cover: 

1️⃣ Getting to know Tom - Medieval Archery, Red Wine and his approach to nutrition

2️⃣ The Nudge Theory, and acknowledging we don’t have complete free agency

3️⃣ Impact of the Food Environment vs Mental State on the Obesity Crisis

4️⃣ Stress - the impact it has on our eating habits and choices

5️⃣ Our Evolutionary Unconditioned Food Preferences - what are they and why?

6️⃣ The Dopamine Pathway and reward system

7️⃣ Innate Preferences vs Food Addictions vs Eating Addictions

8️⃣ What is a Habit-Loop, the value of habits, and what is happening neurologically to drive Cravings?

9️⃣ Practical Tips to break Cravings and Habits

🔟 Top Tips of how to better control Your Food Environment

 

Where to Learn More about Tom Bainbridge & his work:

▪︎ BTN Academy - https://btn.academy

▪︎ Regular on the Ben Coomber Radio Podcast

▪︎ Facebook BTN Community 

▪︎ Instagram - @tombainbridge1990

 

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#61: Muscle For Life Podcast Interviewing Steve on his Life Transformation

January 22, 2019

This episode was recorded initially on Mike Matthews top-ranking podcast Muscle For Life, and given the episodes popularity, we thought you’d like to hear it too. 

Steve has undergone quite the body, career and life transformation over the last couple years. It’s those step changes in his life that lead to the founding of AdapNation and Steve’s utter focus on helping you #BeYourBest. 

 

And if the truth be told, it was Mike’s work - specifically his book Bigger Leaner Stronger, that was the catalyst for all this change. So, this episode is part testimonial to all the service and value Mike has delivered to Steve and others, combined with a walkthrough of Steve’s holistic transformation. 

 

We touch on: 

1️⃣ Steve’s obsession with work and how that lead him to a bad place from a health and body perspective

2️⃣ Steve’s love for food and big portions, and how that caught up with him

3️⃣ What was the catalyst for seeking out change - for deciding enough was enough?

4️⃣ How Steve made progress, but it wasn’t until he was introduced to Mike’s work that things really changed

5️⃣ Fast forwarding to today, what Steve’s life look like now

6️⃣ The cascading effect of getting in shape has had to the broader aspects of wellness and career

 

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Where to Learn More about Mike Matthews & His Businesses

▪︎ Muscle For Life Website- https://www.muscleforlife.com

▪︎ Legion Athletics- Mike’s high quality supplements company

▪︎ Muscle For Life Podcast- Mike’s high-ranking Podcast channel

▪︎ Instagram- @muscleforlifefitness & @legionath

 

 

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#60: Mike Matthews Talks Business & Offers lnsight Into His 8-Figure Fitness Empire

January 15, 2019

The enthusiasm for starting up small businesses is at an all time high, given the value of the internet and social media platforms. That said, most people fail to make anything out of it. However, the opportunity and resources are out there, and we are definitely in the era of small agile and more relatable businesses taking share of the market.

One person who has and is capitalising incredibly well from the opportunity is Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews is a self-made fitness and publishing entrepreneur, whose 5 year old businesses turnover 8 figures annually whilst still having so much market opportunity ahead of him to capture. A best selling Author, Podcast Host, Supplement Company Owner, Long-Form self-Publisher, App Producer and Online Coach Leader. Most importantly, Mike is the real deal, is down to earth, really cares about helping and is a no BS type of guy. Mike has sold over 1M books, has over 2.5M hits on his web properties a month, and has a high-quality supplement line that is turning over 8-figures by itself.

How did it start? What made it work? What mistakes did you make? Is there space for someone else to compete for market share?

 

This Episode digs into these questions and more, as we look to understand the How behind Mike’s success:

 

1️⃣ Numbers, Metrics and Current Stats - Lines of business, revenue splits, lead gen sources, employees,  

2️⃣ Books vs Supplement Business - Surprising insights into margins, profit, industry struggles, mistakes and top tips for newcomers 

3️⃣ Rankings and Aspiration - Where does Mike’s businesses stand in comparison to competitors?

4️⃣ Insight into Marketing Success - Integrative approach, acceptance of many ideas flopping, the impact of Mike Books and personal Brand loyalty

5️⃣ Top Tips for Modern Entrepreneurs - Passion before money, finding your greatness, analysing markets, personal time management, forward plannings and more...

6️⃣ Hiring Mistakes & Tips - what Mike says are the most important aspects to consider when scaling

7️⃣ Don’t Just Go With Feelings - How Mike feels about just going with a ‘feeling’ when making business decisions

8️⃣ Mike’s Proud and Celebrated Moments - Mike’s not a bell ringer at heart, but hear what moments have been the most rewarding for him

9️⃣ Is there Space for Another Mike Matthews, Legion or Muscle For Life? - Hear Mike’s answer to this important closing question

 

 

Where to Learn More about Mike Matthews & His Businesses:

▪︎ Muscle For Life Websitehttps://www.muscleforlife.com

▪︎ Legion Athletics- Mike’s high quality supplements company

▪︎ Muscle For Life Podcast- Mike’s high-ranking Podcast channel

▪︎ Instagram- @muscleforlifefitness & @legionath

 

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