#11: Why Steve Obsesses About The Gym, Honesty on Life Balance & Teenage Horniness

March 13, 2018

In this Interview-style Episode of AdapNation, Bryn digs deep into Steve's motivations and beliefs, as asked by our listeners.

First though, for the first 15mins or so we talk about managing lower Testosterone as a guy, which quickly gets quite juvenile as we have some fun reminiscing about our horny teenage years when we had raging testosterone and got aroused by EVERYTHING in sight.


Q1: Why does Steve care SO much about training in the Gym and his Body Goals? - The answer may surprise you. We dig deep in to my way, the parallels I draw from the gym that extend and positively impact every area of my life. How showing up, putting in hard work, making deliberate progress and patience in the gym sets the tone physically, emotionally and intellectually on how I show up for everything else. 

Q2: How to create Balance in Life, and does it even exist? - Hmmm, I'm sorry to have to break it to you, but I don't think balance exists. This gets really raw, honest and emotionally as we talk about the imbalance Steve deals with and has come to embrace versus judge. You can't be great at one thing and be great at everything - just look at world class athletes, sports-people and business leaders. At any moment in time, you need to choose, and in that choice imbalance is created. You can be more balanced - that comes with time, success and practice, but there will always be some area(s) of your life that is lagging whilst you zero in on an area of passion. Steve talks about showing up as a father, and how he struggles on creating the best life for them versus being fully present enough of the time. 


As always, we dig in to some detail to help you best understand the topics and enable you with practical guidance you can try out immediately. If you like this and other AdapNation episodes, please don't forget to subscribe to the channel, as well as leaving a 5 star review and letting friends and family know of this Podcast.


#10: New Years Resolutions, Dealing With Knee Pain & Beast From The East

March 6, 2018

In this Q&A Episode of AdapNation, we look to answer these two questions from our personal and professional experience, after first having a bit of a moan about the UK weather - yes, I know, very British. ;)

Q1) Now in March, are people still committed to their health and fitness New years Resolutions, and if not, why? What can we learn from this in setting bogy and wellness goals that keep us motivated for the long term?

Q2) Addressing the most common casues of knee pain today - a kneecap tracking issue that brings on acute pain when loading up the knees in squats and lunges, as well as prolonged bouts of sitting in one position. We talk about what might be going on here, how you may be causing the flare ups, and some corrective actions you can take at home to minimise or eliminate the issue.


As always, we dig in to some detail to help you best understand the topics and enable you with practical guidance you can try out immediately. If you like this and other AdapNation episodes, please don't forget to subcribe to the channel, as well as leaving a 5 star review and letting friends and family know of this Podcast.


#9: Importance of Rest, Recovery & Sleep & How To Get More

February 27, 2018

In this Episode, we hit on an incredibly important topic. The benefits of proper Rest and Recovery for health, body composition and mental state, and the consequences of chronically disobeying natures' inbuilt process of restoration and growth.

In todays modern high-paced world we live in, there's an expectation to do more, push harder, always consume information and be in permanent 'beast mode'. And many people are happily trading sleep and proper rest for greater productivity, without realising it is likely having the opposite effect. 

Tech. Social Media. TV. Work. Gym. CrossFit. Sports. Hobbies. Family. Friends. Stress. It can feel like a constant draw on your time, and that there's not enough hours in the day. As a result we can find ourselves in an 'always switched on' state. A state of constant low-level stress. Steve knows all too well, as sleep has constantly been traded in the spirit of getting more other stuff done. He is still paying down the consequences. 

So, if you goal is to get more done. Be sharper. Be healthier. Have better control of food cravings and bodyweight. Build more muscle mass. Work on reducing inflammation, disease or mental illness. Show up as a better partner, parent or friend. Sleep and Rest is key and critical. We discuss:

- Why Rest is so important and what is happening internally as we Rest and Sleep

- The impacts of Sleep & Rest deprivation

- -  (1) Sleep - Benefits, Consequences and Top Tips to a better restorative sleep

- - (2) Parasympathetic State - What is it, Why are we not in this state, the benefits and how to enter this restorative state

- - (3) Rest Days when training - Why this is important, the issue with 'no days off', and how to best rest via active recovery

- - (4) Deload Weeks - What are they, who are they for, what is the benefit and forms of deload


#8: Women & Weight Training - The Why, How & Perks With Michelle Katasi

February 20, 2018

In this Episode, we are joined by the one and only, Michelle Katasi - yes, Steve's wife. After popular demand and much appreciated feedback, we are senstive too being to 'Bro' centric here at AdapNation. Whilst everything we provide guidance on is unisex, the stigma of weight training being something only guys do to get jacked still holds true in many minds. We look to address that topic head on - Women and Weight Training.


A MUST LISTEN for women who want to get in shape, be more functional and have fun building a toned, lean and feminine beach body for 2018. 


This is an honest and raw interview, where Michelle recalls the ups and downs of managing her weight and physique over the last few years whilst being a busy mother of two young children. We touch on many things, including:

- Michelle's histotical impression of Weight Training being a guy-only endeavour

- How Michelle successfully got into shape and shed the pounds on a severe case of Eat Less (2-year crash diet) and Move More (multiple HIIT & 10K runs a week)

- When the Eat Less Move More strategy started to break down, both in weight stalling and serious health issues

- Michelle's experience with Compound Barbell Lifting (Deadlifts, Squats, Bench Press, Overhead Press, Rows etc) and generally Free Weights

- What Weightlifting has done for her physically, functionally and mentally, and the positive impacts on her feminine physique 


As you've come to expect, a content rich and very practical episode, where we share personal experiences and hard-learned recommendations, in the hope to provide you with the simple tools and knowledge to get the body and health of your dreams in 2018 and beyond.


#7: Lean Muscle Growth - the 3 Key Pillars to Getting Started

February 13, 2018

In this Episode, we get into an important topic - practical guidance on getting started in the gym, if your primary goal is to build a bigger, leaner and stronger physique.

This is A MUST LISTEN, perhaps a good couple times to fully absorb the clear specific direction offered.

The reality is, most of us have wasted a lot of time in the gym, full of promise and ambition, but never really making a difference to our body shape. We know first hand as both Bryn and Steve have been training in some capacity for 15-20 years each. The majority of that time was spent treading water, making minute gains, or improving function but not physique. For Steve, the body transofrmation has really occured in only the last 1-2 years, only once the key principles within this podcast were fully respected and adhered to with dedication.


The podcast takes the following Structure:-

- Our fun at a London Comedy Story and Bryn's commitment to getting bigger in 2018

- Pillar 1 - Purposely Fuel your body for growth with precision

- Pillar 2 - The importance of Heavy Compound Lifting and Training guidance

- Pillar 3 - Respecting and enjoying the significance of Rest & Recovery to build muscle


As you've come to expect, a content rich and very practical episode, where we share our personal experiences with all the recommendations, and hope to provide you with simple proven tools and knowledge to get the body of your dreams in 2018 and beyond.


#6: Interview with Comedian Joe Bor - His Health & Body Journey

February 6, 2018

In this Episode, we interview an established British Comedian Joe Bor, as he walks us through his realtionship with food, sport, body image and the pursuit for optimal health that has always been just out of reach. 

An honest, raw and funny discussion, as Joe reflects on his teen years going to school with Steve, his pursuit to be a pro footballer, how his career in comedy had some negative health downsides in his twenties, and his perpetual gym membership that has failed to create lasting change in his physique and fitness. Now in his mid-thirties with a family and the general pressures of life, Joe unpacks what health means to him now, and lets us in to some funny experiences around diet and exercise through the years. A very real and relatable story - and one where things are obvious in hindsight and when looking in from the outside.

Younger listeners can learn from Joe's experience, and older listeners can find comfort that they are not alone, and course correcting is straight forward when you know how and have your 'why' behind creating positrive change. 

Joe Bor - Standup Comedian by trade who also has talents in script writing, producing, directing, social media and art. Joe's Fan Page is http://joebor.co.uk, and is on Instagram as @joeborcomedian. The UK Tour 'A Room With A Jew' starts 14th Feb 2018 with all details at https://www.scb-management.com/news.


#5: A Fasting Masterclass & Our Instagram Fun

January 30, 2018

In this Episode, we get stuck into the hot topic of Fasting.

A highly recommended listen, and should give you the enthusiasm to give Fasting a go - in whatever format and timeframe suits you best.


We answer the most common questions we here:-

- What is Fasting?

- How does the below survive without food?

- What are the health and performance benefits?

- How do I pragamtically fit it into my lifestyle, and what's the plan?


As you've come to expect, a content rich and well researched episode, where we hope to provide you with the tools and knowledge to lead an healthy and optimal life.



#4: Cardio Pro and Con Deep Dive, YouTube Sensations & the AdapNation Photoshoot

January 23, 2018

In this Episode, we take a deep dive into the controversy surrounding Cardio.

Should you include it as part of getting fit, healthy and in shape? Does Cardio deserve to be demonised as much as it has been? What are the Pros and Cons of Cardio? If weight control, weight loss and developing a great body are your primary goals, what are AdapNation's recommendations?

No dogma. Some good banter. Our personal experiences with Cardio. A content rich episode where we hope you will be well informed on how to build cardio work into your wokout plan, dependant on your goals. 



#3: Common Training Mistakes & Our Gym Game Changers

January 16, 2018

In this episode:

Steve and Bryn chat about how we've pimped up the broadcasting and gym facility over the last week, Bryn's X-Factor audition(s) and Steve's emotional announcement to leave his corporate gig to go 100% into AdapNation. 

We then get into the core discussion, centred around our big rocks and training mistakes over the years, and how the penny dropped on four or so principles that changed the game in terms of enjoyment and progress in the gym. We may come from different places, but we all eventually end up having to respect these core tennants of training if we want to make progress towards our body goals. We hope you enjoy. 

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#2: Who is Bryn? Who is Steve? What’s AdapNation About?

January 9, 2018

In this episode

- We get things moving by speaking about getting AdapNation off the ground and Bryn’s wedding

- Then we spoke about the why behind AdapNation, what we stand for and how we think we will realise our goals

- We then share our back stories from kids to today - it goes deep, and warning, we meander off track a few times! But its warts and all, and helps you understand what makes the man.

- That flows into how Bryn and I got connected, and the forming of this Podcast.

- And wrapped up on what you can expect from us in the coming months in terms of content and engagement


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