In this episode, I speak with good friend and fellow competitor Chris Elkins! Chris is a WNBF natural pro bodybuilder and founder of Cutting Edge Physiques. Chris tells us how he got involved with the sport of bodybuilding. We talk about the importance of having a longer offseason. Chris is an avid cyclist so we dive into the topic of participating in endurance sports while bodybuilding. He follows a flexible dieting approach so we talk about implementing carbs while in a contest prep. He dives into some of his training techniques. We also touch on some of the mental hardships and the mindset involved with natural bodybuilding. I loved the conversation, I hope you do as well!
In this episode, I speak with professional rugby athlete Paul Jordaan! Paul enlightened me on the sport of Rugby and goes into the details behind the training regiment; both during the season and in the off-season. He tells about some of the injuries he's suffered and how he manages his time as a professional athlete. We dive into his nutritional protocol and how he transitioned to Keto and then to carnivore. Paul follows a higher fat approach to carnivore and has seen significant benefits in his recovery time and overall performance. I also learn that Paul is from South Africa where his family owns a hunting ranch. We discuss the beauty of harvesting your own meat and connecting with the wild!
In this episode, I speak with nutritional therapist Jessica Tye! Jessica dove into lingual neuro testing and enlightened me on many of the practices she uses in nutritional therapy. She talks about how many of her patients, and many people in general, are deficient in hydrochloric acid and bile. She discusses how to improve digestive health and dive deeper into your nutritional protocol and how to optimize it. We talk about her love and respect for animals and the importance of knowing where your food comes from. We share many of the same beliefs and this was truly a great conversation!
In this episode, I dive into all things mindset, metabolism, and biohacking with Mike Mutzel! We talk about Mike's shift in fitness goals from building muscle and looking jacked to more of an endurance athlete. We go deep into mindset and how hardships and obstacles build resilience. Mike opens up about anabolic steroids and how they impact metabolism. We discuss hot and cold therapy, mouth taping, HRV, and so much more! Great conversation, I'm looking forward to round two!
In this episode, I speak with Meg and her journey of losing over 200 lbs and overcoming eating disorders. Meg grew up as the "big kid" at school and developed eating disorders at an early age. This impacted her very negatively and she was constantly avoiding interaction with others. She gained the confidence to pursue a healthier lifestyle after seeing others with a similar background turn their life around. We dive into binging, purging, and the downside of fasting. We also discuss the psychological aspect of reaching your goals and the importance of consistency, discipline, forming habits, and a healthy balance. I really enjoyed this talk as I relate to so many of the struggles Meg reflects on.
In this episode, I learn all about how to be a Vegan Keto-adapted athlete with Tay Sweat. Tay is the vegan trainer but he didn't start out like that. He was overweight and diagnosed with type two diabetes when he was only 15 years old. He decided to swap out the fast food for veggies and hasn't looked back since. We dove into the macro ratios he follows and what a typical day of eating looks like for Tay. We went down the rabbit hole of eating for ethics vs eating for performance. We discuss nutrition based off of ancestral history. We compare vegan and carnivore and we stress the point of doing what is right for you as an individual. I really really enjoyed this podcast and I learned a ton about the other side of the spectrum. Hope you enjoy the conversation as well!
In this episode, I speak with fellow bodybuilder and keto coach, Jason Wittrock. Jason dives deep into the fitness industry and how he was brought up in the sport. We discuss his partnership with bodybuilding.com and the world of sponsorships. We flesh out our differences between tracking macros vs. instinctive eating. We talk about metabolism, hormones, carnivore, and a lion's diet. We open up the discussion of natural bodybuilding vs. performance-enhancing drugs. We talk about how to combat the keto confusion and how to lead by example for your children. I loved the conversation, I hope y'all do too!
In this episode, I speak with brain cancer survivor and awesome individual, Logan Sneed! Logan was diagnosed with brain cancer at the young age of 20! We dive into how that diagnoses paired with the projected lifespan of an additional 1-10 years impacted his life. We talk about how his transition to keto post surgery has improved his conditioning beyond what was thought possible. We dive into the recovery process and Logan's motivation behind starting Fusion Lean. We dive deep into how tasting death has changed Logan's mindset and his view on excuses. I loved this conversation, I learned a ton and was incredibly motivated by it. I hope you enjoy it as well!
In this episode, I speak with my good friend and current client, Alan Reeves. Alan just competed in his first bodybuilding competition and is currently training for a pro-show. We dive into his introduction to fitness with the UK based Dream Boys. We discuss how dieting and nutrition have changed over the years. We talk about different contest prep manipulations we incorporated to get Alan dialed in and absolutely shredded for his first show. He talks about some of the experiments he is playing around with including strategic carb refeeds. This was a great conversation and Alan has been a great client! I hope y'all enjoy.