How to Stop Freaking Out, Sabotaging Your Fitness and End The Year Leaner and Stronger Without Sacrifice!
Ho, Ho, Ho… We’re BACK Yes, it’s the Dynamic Duo, the original, the TAG TEAM of MUSCLE, Scott T. and myself, Shawn P.
Yes, we’re back with a show dedicated to the holidays, to your sanity, to finishing strong, to having fun and being festive. Yes, think of this as your license to do it all…to have it all.
Here’s to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Holiday Season… No Compromise!
Share Below… How to You Excel in the Holidays?
In this latest episode Super-trainer, athlete, proves that you can go LONG and go STRONG.
Breaking through the limiting beliefs of muscle or endurance, extreme athlete, former fat-kid, and now ultra-extreme-endurance athlete, Dave Gluhareff, known as Strength Runner, shares his amazing life and stories to inspire you to reach your best.
In the late 1990’s David Gluhareff lost over 100 pounds.
Dave became a Certified Personal Trainer with the ISSA and began his career. As a Personal Trainer, Dave has been helping people take charge of their physiques to help them feel, look, and move better through life. Dave specializes in Training “busy professional men” to lose weight or gain weight.
Dave also makes his living as a health and fitness writer and speaker. Topics Dave cover’s includes Obesity, Exercise, Rest, Nutrition, Stress Relief, Flexibility, Strength Training, Range of Motion, Bodybuilding, Strength, Celebrity Fitness Interviews, Weight Loss, Weight Gain, Motivation, Fitness for Seniors, and Inspiration.
Listen in for the closing 5 minutes as Dave answers…
The 5 Questions of Fitness
- What is your favorite workout / bodypart to train? Why?
- What is the myth (aka lie) about fitness / weight loss that bothers you most?
- If you were given ONE last meal what would it be?
- What person in your life is most influential in supporting your pursuit of fitness?
- If you could have ONE wish granted to most positively affect obesity what would that wish be?
Dave is an easy person to like and easy to know. I really enjoy his passion, energy and honesty. He’s a great example of what this industry of wellness and health is realy, truly all about. He is just good for the industry and every person who gets the chance to connect with him.
And if you need a lift, have him tell you about one of his ultra-races. Wooo.. Crazy stuff! Strong…
A decade ago, Bill was just an average guy living the 1% life. Married, two great boys, a business that was rocking. It was all systems go…So he believed as he stepped on stage to receive his award for the 40 Under 40, recognizing the winners in the world.
It’s what happened next…Then next, and next that has earned Bill the title of, “The Resilience Guy.” From the collapse of his business, end of his 17 year marriage, and a near death experience…Bill proves it’s not what happens to you but what you do with what happens that matters.
Now, nearing the half century mark, Bill is living the life most men would dare to dream about. It’s a simpler life, less stuff and more meaning. He’s stronger, leaner and more energized–and looks a decade younger than he did a decade ago.
Men, enjoy Bill’s story but listen to the wisdom and listen to your own heart. This is a story about winning, losing, heart break, love, near death and any man, yes you, can learn to flex, flow and conquer every obstacle that gets in your way.
You’ll laugh, you’ll squirm, you’ll celebrate and you’ll feel the strength of knowing what YOU too can do with less then nothing, when the decks are stacked against you…and how to surrender into your strength and come out swinging.. and win.
But… before turning in I was reading one of our favorite books to Lilly, The Three Questions, by Jon J. Muth. It’s based on a story by Leo Tolstoy.
In this book a boy is seeking the answers to the 3 most important questions of life… The answers are quite moving but as I read them tonight I realized they are also the answers so many seek to the often overly
complex pursuit of fitness.
The 3 Questions:
- - When is the best time to do things?
- - Who is the most important one?
- - What is the right thing to do?
After a moving journey the wise turtle tells him that he’s found the answers, quite simply:
“Remember then that there is only one important time, and that time is NOW. The most important one is always the one you are with. And the most important
thing is to do good for the one who is standing at your side. For these, my dear boy, are the answers to what is most important in this world.” ~ Wise Turtle
I agree… this is sage advice for a life well lived. But I think we can take it one layer deeper and look at it from the health and fitness perspective.
1. There is only ONE important time, and that is now.
To me that means that the ONLY important time in your pursuit of a healthier, stronger body is NOW. What you did yesterday, the mistake you made last night, none of it matters. Only what you choose NOW. Do you eat the salad or the cake?
Do you train or sit?
NOW is the ONLY time you have to change the path you are on. One NOW at a time. Do the RIGHT thing NOW and watch the NOW’s pile up into a massive result.
2. The MOST important ONE is the ONE you are with.
Yes, and you are the ONE you are always with. YOU are the ONE we most often forget, take for granted and ignore.
As they tell you on the airplanes, in the event of emergency place your oxygen mask on first. You are the most important one. If you let yourself down, you let your family and world down.
3. The most important thing to do is to do GOOD for the ONE.
You got this, right? Yeah, YOU are the ONE and the most important thing you can do is to do good (in this moment) for you, that ONE.
How self supporting is this loop, right? In THIS moment, you must do the RIGHT thing for you, the one. It’s that simple. Make the right choice and make the righter choice tomorrow.
Yes, these my dear Shawn, are the answers to the most important things you can do to transform your body and life.
KR 53: The Myths of Functional Muscle, Old School is NEW Again, Training + Nutrition + Supplements for Over 40 Muscle
Writer, Blogger, Editor (T-nation.com) iron training, muscle building, over 40 all around good guy, Bryan Krahn talks with us about:
- Functional Jerk-offs – the Myth of Iron and Functional Fitness
- 3 Lifts You Should Stop doing Over 40
- Do you need supplements?
- How lifting iron can help you be more present in life
- Bryan’s Start with EAS Canada
- Where do you get REAL Reliable information these days
- The epic days of Muscle Media 2000 and EAS
“The More I learn, the more old school I get.” Bryan
Listen for the quote of the show: “You don’t need pants but they are handy when you leave the house…”
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
Where do you get your information these days? Magazines? Youtube? Online? Newsletters? Where?? Tell us…
TKR52: The Persecution of Dr. OZ, Fat Loss Miracles & A Question of Integrity in the Fitness Industry
In a much overdue and highly charged show, Scott and Shawn go straight to the HOT issue, the recent assault on Dr. Oz by Congress for his extreme and some say exaggerated claims of “Fat fighting Miracles.”
What’s the truth? Should Oz be burned at the stake or is he simply the scape goat for an industry and a people who have lost their way and are desperate to be saved from their own fork and spoon?
In this show …
- How to Get Ground and Focus Yourself for a Workout Even when Life is Challenging
- The Question of Integrity: How to Decipher Truth from Hype on Your Own
- A call to fitness pros: Take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself if you’re helping or hurting
- How much muscle can you gain, regardless of what you are told?
- Why you have to be your OWN ADVOCATE and how to Stop the Rise of OZ
Please share your thoughts, comments and questions below… and share the show!!
“Weight training is boring!” the masses complain. Ah, but it is nothing but your experience and thus the boring is never out there, but in you.
What is the difference between the effortless ecstasy of a flow state of effective training and the boring, painful, dutiful drudgery of going through the motions of exercise? Listen in to this episode and find out how you can get into the ZONE, the deeply enjoyable Zen of Strength state.
Much like the state of FLOW, reaching this nirvana of synchronicity of body, mind and spirit is anything but an accident. With some specific anchors and practices that are found in Focus Intensity Training (F.I.T.) focus, flow and freedom can be yours.
And guess what? Yep, it’s as good for your mind as your body. Meditation, the gateway to mindfulness, need not be reserved for the cushion. The muscle building art of lifting iron hold a unique capacity for reaching a deep, focused, mindful and meditation state. Try it some time…
But first, listen in and learn why, how and what you can do next…
Meditation guru, Jon Kabat-Zinn, says, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”
In this latest Episode I welcome the Super-Human, Biohacking, Ultimate Performance Athlete Ben Greenfield.
In this mind-bending, no-bullshit, performance, life-hack show we talk about Ben’s NEW BOOK, Beyond Training and Ben shares a load of insider tips about how he lives a stress-free life while seeking the ultimate in human performance.
My favorite question–made by his answer–was, “When was the last time you hit the wall during a race and absolutely wanted to quit, stop, collapse? And what did you do?”
- From Bodybuilding to Extreme Endurance
- What is the toughest physical challenge?
- What the hell is Bio-hacking and what does it teach us?
- Ben’s 6 months of 90% fat diet for performance (why?)
- How to go longer, stronger
- How to make more time in your day, easily
- Ketones–burning more fat per minute (ketosis)
- Nooptropics–cognitive performance and it’s role in anti-aging
- Biofeedback, getting sleep, cutting stress, mediation
- Journaling, using Ever-Note effectively…
- and other hacks for time, performance and bliss!