The Pohhu Experience

The Pohhu Experience

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The Pohhu Experience is a podcast documenting life after losing over 110 pounds. Initially just a diet goal, it has evolved to become a long-term health quest. The weight loss goal has been met, the exercise goal is just beginning.


S2#004 - carb box
Jan 9 • 4 min
The final and my favorite box of the meal prep. Although I always default to the one and only sweet potatoes, there are times I venture out to the legendary guilt trips.
S2#003 - protein box
Jan 7 • 5 min
Continuing the meal prep series of the 3 boxes, today we go deep into the protein box. Or should I call it the chicken breast box?
S2#002 - veggies box
Jan 6 • 6 min
More meal prep! Today let’s go in depth into the veggies box. It’s not merely about the broccoli, a variety of veggies is important too!
S2#001 - 3 box meal prep
Jan 6 • 7 min
3 boxes meal prep. A little different from the usual ones we see where you cook a huge meal on Sunday, and have meals throughout the week. I’ve never gotten that to work, I want to so badly but I couldn’t, so I figured out another method.
Season 2 Announcement
Jan 6 • 2 min
I’m back, the podcast is back! Actually technically I didn’t go anywhere, but I haven’t been updating the podcast, and I didn’t leave a memo, my bad my bad! It’s been 200 consecutive days of the daily vlog, and now it’s time to do a.. daily podcast?
#047 - Injury One
May 14, 2018 • 18 min
Out of training for a few days. The first powerlifting injury. Meantime? 3 vlogs in 7 days.
#046 - The Vlog
May 8, 2018 • 17 min
The very first vlog of the pohhu experience is up!
#045 - No Tracking
Apr 29, 2018 • 12 min
Back from deload, no more myfitnesspal, scale weight going down, still hitting PRs. A quick one this week.
#044 - Burger King
Apr 22, 2018 • 16 min
Deload week has ended. Good food, lots of food this week. Ended on a double whammy of to dinners in a row of Burger King. Spicy double cheese whopper, 1000 calories. So worth it, so so worth it. Continuing the cut tomorrow. Much more strict this time.
#043 - Maintenance Deload Week
Apr 15, 2018 • 18 min
9 weeks of cutting, now into the deload week. Deload 10 days to be exact along with eating back to maintenance. It’s only day 2, it feels been feeling like a vacation. A mini rant about the fitness/health industry today.
#042 - 368
Apr 8, 2018 • 15 min
Casey Neistat announced his 368 project a couple of days ago, got a 368 project of my own in the works. Food and training have been on point. PR after PR after PR. Sleep has been the sacrificial sheep, but overall just making progress daily.
#041 - Eating Out
Apr 1, 2018 • 25 min
Weight cut extended. After a haphazard 7 weeks weight cut wise, we’re back to square one. Extending the weight cut for a couple of weeks to compensate. No more 8 week weight cut, now the primary goal is to get to 8-10% body fat.
#040 - The Journey So Far
Mar 25, 2018 • 30 min
Numero 40. We’ve come a long way, from zero exercise, vegan, zero supplements, minimal meat to full on powerlifting, daily supplements, whey protein, macro tracking, more meat than ever. A look back at the steps taken, and planning out the future steps.
#039 - Triple PR
Mar 18, 2018 • 16 min
One month, 4 weeks complete! Officially into the halfway mark. Triple PR. OHP, bench, and squat. New week. New mindset shift. New PRs. This episode is about fiber and fats. The struggles of reaching minimum fats & fiber.
#038 - Chapter 2
Mar 11, 2018 • 14 min
Been in a limbo since I reached my weight goal in October 2016. Been floating around trying flavors of the month without a real goal in sight. That’s changed. Got my head straight, clear goals to chase. 280/210/310. SBD. In kg.
#037 - Hunger Strikes
Mar 4, 2018 • 21 min
This hunger I’ve never experienced before. Not even during my 110lbs(50kg) weight loss. Starts with the stomach growling, and slowly turns into the whole body shaking. No idea how to battle it so I gave in. Fed it junk. Lots and lots of junk.
#036 - Second Week Junk
Feb 25, 2018 • 19 min
Week 2 almost felt like a failure. The initial weight cut plan was too strict. Didn’t have the urgency to do it like I did with my initial weight cut. Not giving up the weight cut, just back to the drawing board for a new strategy.
#035 - Week 1 Cut
Feb 18, 2018 • 25 min
Week 1 is done. 0.9kg(2lbs) lost. 1500 calories a day doesn’t feel half as bad as it sounds. Plenty of energy to lift heavy 4x a week. Everything has been on point. Maybe even losing slightly faster than I had hoped. Breakdown of the week.
#034 - Real Cut
Feb 10, 2018 • 13 min
It’s starting. Monday starts the 8 week cut. Trimming the fat, preserving the muscle. Back on a pure whole foods diet. Eating 1500 daily calories. Lifting 4x/week. Documenting everything. Daily updates on Instagram. Weekly updates here & Medium.
#033 - Deload Catchup
Feb 2, 2018 • 24 min
It’s been 12 weeks since the start of the bulk. The master plan was to go straight into a cut and start trimming the fat. Life got in the way, so time for a mini transit. Recapping the powerlifting & bulk process and game plan for times ahead.
#032 - January Q&A
Jan 27, 2018 • 38 min
After a great session from the Christmas episode I thought it’s about time to another Q&A. Less questions then last time but more in depth. Covering positivity, mindset, the necessity of calorie counting and more. Msg me any questions you have!
#031 - CICO 101
Jan 20, 2018 • 35 min
CICO. Calories in calories out. The foundation of losing weight. It’s not about “what” you eat, it’s all about “how much” you eat. This was the method that lost me over 110lbs(50kg). Back then I didn’t even know the term CICO. This is my breakdown.
#030 - /r/loseit
Jan 12, 2018 • 15 min
3 days ago I published my weightloss journey for the first time. I’ve been thinking about doing this since I hit my weight goal over a year ago. Smothered by excuses day after day I kept putting it off thinking my story wasn’t good enough. I was wrong.
#029 - Ladder Year
Jan 4, 2018 • 38 min
2018’s officially kicked off. Back on the grind! Updates on the bulk extension, dabbling in flexible dieting, and announcing the Medium blog to recall lost memories. Ending with my top 4 tips to keep to your New Year’s Resolution.
#028 - Ending 2017
Dec 29, 2017 • 39 min
A full recap of 2017. January was in limbo after hitting goal weight 2 months back. March started habit building. June started documenting. August started bodyweight training. October started powerlifting. Skinny to thick. Cut to bulk. Happy New Year!
#027 - Christmas Q&A
Dec 24, 2017 • 59 min
Holiday season is here. Thought it’d be fun to do an episode of the FAQs I get over the years. How many sit ups do I do? What kind of diet did I try? Had some deeper questions towards the 2nd half of the episode as well. Merry Christmas & Happy holidays!
#026 - Diet vs Exercise
Dec 16, 2017 • 23 min
A little rant. The numbers that get thrown around is that weightloss is 80% diet, 20% exercise. When doctors told me I had to lose weight they prescribed exercise. I lost over 110lbs/50kg in less than two years doing zero exercise. Zero.
#025 - Non Zero Days
Dec 10, 2017 • 32 min
A zero day is a day where you do absolutely nothing towards your goals, dreams, or whatever it is you want to do. A non zero day doesn’t mean you completed a set of tasks, or achieved significant progress. A non zero day is simply taking one step forward.
#024 - Protein Protein
Dec 4, 2017 • 25 min
First complete workout week after what feels like a decade. Full barbell training. Having trouble with the bulking process, numbers flying all over the place without having a grasp on a real weight gain. Hopped on calorie cycling, and optimized protein.
#023 - Whey DHA
Nov 26, 2017 • 22 min
Started whey protein this week for the first time in my life. Ended up opening the floodgates of supplements. Fish oil, omega-3s, DHA/EPA, Vitamin D, Creatine. I was hoping use zero supplements and be purely on whole foods. Turns out I was a tad naive.
#022 - The Physio
Nov 21, 2017 • 31 min
Feels like I haven’t recorded an episode in ages. A wild rollercoaster week. Disappointment at weight loss, a clear concise bulk plan, graduating from dumbbells & moving on to barbells, possible injury and physiotherapy results.
#021 - Beauty Flu
Nov 12, 2017 • 16 min
First time being sick after more than 2 years. Instead of taking a break to recover, it ended up being a PR week in lifts. Graduating from dumbbells, big bars coming soon. The ramblings of limited rest & recovery.
#020 - Travel Junkie
Nov 6, 2017 • 20 min
Was suppose to go on a two day work trip, ended up on a five day mini family vacation. Previously all I had to worry about was calories. This was the first time I had to think about proteins, and workouts. Wasn’t easy, somehow managed. Far from optimum.
#019 - Cooking Fundamentals
Oct 30, 2017 • 41 min
Cooking is an under appreciated, undervalued skill. This episode I ramble on a bunch on tangents about learning the fundamentals of cooking. Not learning to follow a recipe step by step, but the basics fundamentals of ingredients & cooking methods.
#018 - Starting Bulk
Oct 23, 2017 • 26 min
Decided that a 8% bodyfat goal was contradicting to my longterm goals. I want to build strength. Build muscle. Compete in IPF. Compete in BJJ. That means scrapping the 8% goal, and sprint the opposite direction towards a bulk. Starting my 1st bulk cycle.
#017 - Feeling Small
Oct 16, 2017 • 21 min
Starting to feel an itch to become strong. The pride of having abs was short lived. Being strong is something a little more. Realizing that powerlifting could become a lifelong mastery, the flame is ignited. This is one path I want to travel deep into.
#016 - Power Program
Oct 9, 2017 • 19 min
Week 1 of powerlifting training complete. I feel thicker, stronger, all the while still cutting to 8-9% bodyfat. Slowly becoming obsessed with powerlifting. Still focusing on basics of form, on lower weights. Getting impatient striving for improvement.
#015 - Start Powerlift
Oct 2, 2017 • 21 min
Went down a rabbit hole. Compound lifts, to 5/3/1, to powerlifting, to training for strength. From boxing & bodyweight training to powerlifting & bbj within the week. In the coach’s words, “You fkin changed religion!”
#014 - Bulk vs Box
Sep 25, 2017 • 21 min
Coach Ice had me to leaning towards trying a bulk cycle, but digging deep I’ve realize that my goals don’t match that path. At the end of the day my long term goals are still the number 1 priority, and I won’t be swaying too far from that path.
#013 - Documenting Steps
Sep 18, 2017 • 21 min
There were often times I didn’t record something down cos I thought it wasn’t worth sharing. Documenting a personal journey is an under appreciated process. This episode I go through documenting, communication issues, and an in-house competition.
#012 - Slight Detour
Sep 11, 2017 • 19 min
Bodyweight training has gotten more intense lately to the point where I’ve decided to shift some goals. Now the focus is on strength training. This episode includes full circle of diet, my re-feeding experience, shift in mindset & goals, overall update.
#011 - Cardio Love
Sep 4, 2017 • 16 min
Endurance, the natural steroid. When obtained rates of progress increase, recovery periods shorter, mental barriers widen. This episode I go through my thought process on the importance of endurance & cardio. Seems much more than merely burning calories.
#010 - Mayweather McGregor
Aug 28, 2017 • 26 min
The Mayweather vs McGregor fight came & went. It was exciting, inspiring, eye-opening. This episode I go through my immediate post fight thoughts, along the inspiration I received from the two gentlemen.
#009 - Easy Recipes
Aug 21, 2017 • 33 min
With the new workout routine I’ve been leaning away from a plant based diet to keep up with protein. Still sticking to whole foods, so there’s been a lot of chicken breast & seafood lately. This episode I go through my menu for the past 2 weeks.
#008 - Reconnecting Macros
Aug 14, 2017 • 17 min
Tweaked my calories & macros. Progressed further bodyweight training. Reconnected with like minded buddies. This episode I go through the new food plan, and reconnecting with buddies who have become a support group in a short amount of time.
#007 - Start Bodyweight
Aug 7, 2017 • 22 min
It took a full 6 months without dropping a single day to get my mind & body into the habit of working out. I went from 30sec workouts to 45-60min every single day. Habit is created, but progression has stalled. This episode I try to crack this glass wall.
#006 - Boxing Wake
Jul 31, 2017 • 20 min
I had an epiphany. I’ve been reserved practicing boxing on my own with no gym & no coach. The comments & posts online about bad habits & injury stemming from practicing alone is loud. I realized the worst habit was being reserved & doing nothing about it.
#005 - The Workout
Jul 25, 2017 • 14 min
I was always the fat kid. I’ve tried a good chunk of diets & exercise methods out there. None of them worked. I’ve finally understood what works. It’s not the method. It’s the consistency. This episode I go through building my workout momentum.
#004 - The Eats
Jul 18, 2017 • 22 min
I love food. I love the whole process from shopping, to prep, to cooking. A whole food plant based diet may seem impossible, but the truth is I’ve never enjoyed & appreciated food more than I do now. This episode goes through the journey of diet change.
#003 - The End Game
Jul 11, 2017 • 24 min
Weightloss & exercise are just stops along the journey. This episode I go through the big picture, building the ultimate foundation. I touch on motivation, goal setting, diet vs lifestyle change, striving for the journey rather than the end result.
#002 - Starting Exercise
Jul 4, 2017 • 42 min
Losing over 100 pounds (46kg) I did zero exercise. The weight cut was done purely on food. Now I slowly begin to incorporate a daily workout routine. This episode goes through the process of building exercise momentum.
#001 - Weightloss Complete
Jun 29, 2017 • 15 min
In 23 months I lost over 100 pounds. This episode I go through a recap on the process. I touch on motivation, calorie counting, macros, weighing food, vegan, a whole food plant based diet. This is the preface for the 2nd phase of the health journey.