Ben Coomber Radio

Ben Coomber Radio

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Want to look awesome, feel awesome, be AWESOME? Tune into my show Ben Coomber Radio, a UK #1 rated podcast and top 10 in the world, a show guaranteed to make you more AWESOME!


#566 - How are CIMSPA Elevating Fitness Industry Standards?
Sep 21 • 53 min
This podcast is specific to the fitness industry. CIMSPA are our regulating body, and they have plans for industry reform, and I want to support that. So this podcast is a live Interview with Phill Wright, business transformation manager from CIMSPA - I…
#565 - Fitness Saves Lives with The Everyday Athlete
Sep 17 • 56 min
Martyn Kelland is a postman, personal trainer, dad, and The Everyday Athlete. He’s not always been this fit, in fact fitness was always an afterthought, until running one mile set him on course to change his life, a life of suicidal thoughts and…
#564 - How to Get out of a Rut (Feeling Stuck)
Sep 14 • 17 min
In this #AskBenLive show I speak to Leia, a wonderful human who is struggling. She feels like she is stuck in a rut, can’t get out, and is spinning her wheels in the all the wrong directions and things don’t seem to be working. She’s not losing weight,…
#563 - Is Pain in your Head with Anisha Joshi
Sep 10 • 44 min
Back pain, joint pain, just pain, is it in our heads, and if so, how could this be? In a world that is more sedentary, has an increased screen time, coupled with a lack of outdoor pursuits and sport, how is this affecting the way we move, and ultimately…
#562 - Recovery Capacity vs Fitness Level
Sep 7 • 10 min
I’ve talked a lot about recovery capacity in the past, but what if you are just unfit, and don’t have the capacity due to low fitness, something you’ve not noticed decline because of recent life events and thinking you were training at the same intensity?…
#561 - Things are changing, are you?
Sep 3 • 25 min
Do you spend enough time in the quiet, in silence, to simply think, reflect, and allow the appropriate change to happen? I’ve just taken a 6 day break, and before I went into that break I had 5 key questions I wanted answers too. I’ve got 80% of my…
#560 - Knowing when to Quit
Aug 31 • 14 min
When is the right time to quit something, say no, or leave an old habit that’s no longer serving you? I’ve often found this tough as a ‘doing’ kinda person, and it’s common in people with a growth mindset. But it’s important to ask ourselves the question…
#559 - Work:Life Balance & Becoming a Dad
Aug 27 • 44 min
In this episode I get interviewed by Tommy Gentleman on how to achieve work / life balance, how it’s been becoming a new dad with my time, energy and attention, where I feel I am at emotionally as a result of these life changes, what I have learnt…
#558 - Struggling to find your WHY
Aug 24 • 22 min
In the process of change, knowing your WHY is key? If you don’t know you’ll struggle to get to where you want to be, you won’t be driven to do what’s needed to get there, things will get in the way, temptation will get you. So what do you do if you’re…
#557 - The Carnivore Diet & Ancestral Nutrition Arguments
Aug 20 • 46 min
You’ve probably seen the rise in popularity of the carnivore diet, but, is it worth trying it, how much different is it to the paleo diet, and the keto diet, and other diets that focus on a low or no carb intake? Tom and I explore the roots of this diet,…
#556 - A Day’s Food: What I Eat and Why
Aug 17 • 16 min
Food should provide for your health, both mental and physical, but also be enjoyable. How do we strike this balance? What if we’re busy? What does a day of food look like for me, and why? Find out in this short show. I also discuss tracking calories,…
#555 - Healthy Food for Less £ with Rob Eades
Aug 13 • 44 min
At 26 Rob Eades has achieved a lot, and has a lot of wisdom to share. After falling into being a chef at a young age by saying YES when many would say NO, he found a passion he never knew existed. Now he’s helping 1000s see a healthy lifestyle…
#554 - Therapy Observations: Putting on a Brave Face
Aug 10 • 11 min
Ever tell yourself you’re OK when you’re not? Ever get a text from a friend asking if you’re OK and you reply “yeah awesome”, when you’re not? I did this ALL THE TIME, and this contributed to my recent ‘breakdown’, as you might call it. This therapy…
#553 – DOMS, Fish Oil, Curcumin, Protein & Recovery from Exercise
Aug 6 • 52 min
Tom and I finally get around to our final part 3 episode discussing recovery from exercise. In this show we cover the science of DOMS and what affects it, proteins role and where protein shakes can help, recovery shakes, fish oil and curcumins effect on…
#552 - Why Don’t Experts & Scientists Agree?
Aug 3 • 7 min
This is a key reason topics like nutrition are so confusing for so many people. One respected scientist says one thing, and one another, such as a recent claim by a respected U.S. cardiologist that said the vegan diet is the cure for all diseases and…
#551 - World Champion Mindset with Johnny Nelson – Boxing Legend
Jul 30 • 37 min
If you want an insight into the mindset of a world champion who better to speak to than Johnny Nelson who you may recognise from Sky TV, 1986-2005 cruiserweight world boxing champion, who also held the WBO title 1999-2005, British title 1989 & 1997, and…
#550 - Therapy Observations: Being the ‘YES’ Man
Jul 27 • 18 min
I take 18 minutes to delve into a recent therapy session I had where I reflected with my therapist on why I got to feeling frustrated and over burdened, how I now want to try deal with the mental load I have as a dad, leader and husband, and how the…
#549 - Mindset Special: Stress, Control & Living Life
Jul 23 • 55 min
In a special episode on mindset, I speak to Leigh Currie - just an every day girl & teacher to autistic kids who I’ve spoken to on and off over the years on Facebook messenger, just trying to help her out. Over the last few years Leigh has dealt with PTSD…
#548 - My 7 Top Tips on Changing your Job or Career Successfully
Jul 20 • 18 min
Lockdown seems to have got a lot of people thinking about their jobs, their career, and their overall happiness with work. After all, work is a HUGE part of life, at least a third of life if we think about a 24 hour day - 8 hours for sleep, 8 hours for…
#547 - Performance Anxiety, RPE & Gym Programming
Jul 16 • 40 min
Sleep and stress have a far bigger impact on performance than you realise. In this show Tom and I discuss some recent research on sleep, stress and your gym strength, and how this can impact your recovery time. We were then planning to discuss sleep…
#546 - Body Types & The Food we Eat
Jul 13 • 8 min
Should you eat food to your body type? Aka Somatotyping. Are there clues in your body and its shape with the diet we as humans should be eating? Where did this theory come from, what shaped this train of thought? Co-host Tom goes down the body type rabbit…
#545 - Life as a Disabled Personal Trainer with Ben Clark
Jul 9 • 56 min
What’s the mindset of someone that is disabled? Find out, as I interview the amazing Ben Clark, a disabled Personal Trainer who become disabled as an adult after a freak neck injury jumping into the sea. I chat to Ben about the goals of someone disabled…
#544 - Frustrated. Tired. Angry.
Jul 6 • 12 min
Last week I felt frustrated, tired, angry, and to top it off exercise felt like it was taking me 2-3 days to recover from. When I woke up in the morning if felt like lifting a lead weight out of bed, it was horrible, I felt horrible, it wasn’t me at all.…
#543 - Fergus Crawley on Success, Suicide & Recovery
Jul 2 • 58 min
Fergus Crawley attempted to take his own life, but why? He’s a successful guy, what could possibly be wrong? Once it all happened, how did he recover? What does a life of recovery look like now? How does he deal with the dark thoughts that linger? How did…
#542 - Things I Regret in Life, Advice to my Younger self!
Jun 29 • 10 min
What do I regret in life? What would I say to my younger self? What would I change about my 33 year journey to date? What advice would I give to someone in their 20s right now? Find out…
#541 - Getting hit by a car changed my life with JP de Villiers
Jun 25 • 72 min
Major life trauma can define you, positively, or negatively. After JP got hit by a car and was left in intensive care for weeks, and to this day still limps when he walks one year on, he see’s it as a blessing. In this show we delve into JPs journey to…
#540 - Skinny Jab: Science or Scandal?
Jun 22 • 12 min
Seen skinny jab on social media doing the rounds? Two ‘celebrities’ who have openly struggled with their weight are proponents of it (aka get paid to promote it at £250 a month to us) to encourage their followers to take it to aid weight loss. Is this a…
#539 - Dave Birtwistle on what it means to be a Modern Man
Jun 18 • 52 min
You might have seen David Birtwistle on TVs ‘Too hot to handle’, but TV aside he’s a super coach, has a refreshing perspective on fitness, nutrition and life, and is passionate about discussing what it means to be a modern man. On his own journey of self…
#538 - Developing Courage & A vision for your Life
Jun 15 • 42 min
Courage is an important asset, if you had the courage and conviction to go out and fulfil the vision you have for you life, how much happiness would you have? So, how do you develop courage? When everyone else is pushing or going one way, how do you go…
#537 – Martial Arts & Movies with actor Scott Adkins
Jun 11 • 30 min
This podcast was SO much fun! I talk to movie star Scott Adkins… LEGEND. We talk about the fear he had growing up and becoming an actor, not becoming a butcher but instead a movie star despite his families wishes, what got him so interested in martial…
#536 - The AWESOME Morning Challenge!
Jun 8 • 10 min
My morning routine involves reading a list of statements, this list anchors who I am and what I want to live everyday. I want to live THE MOST AWESOME LIFE POSSIBLE. But to do this our environment must be just right to live the life we want to live.…
#535 - CBD, Recovery & The Pyramid of Importance with Tom Bainbridge
Jun 4 • 50 min
When it comes to recovery, what are the most important building blocks to have in place? Does CBD fit into this picture, seeing as lots of athletes are claiming it benefits recovery? What can CBD help with, where is the research on it to date, as lots of…
#534 - What to do when you’re not reaching your goals
Jun 1 • 14 min
Today I’m having more reflections from therapy, at the age of 33, having been on a 15 year journey to date with my body, mind, relationships and career, I’m trying to reach the next level of me. Thus, my goals have changed, BUT, I’m not quite achieving…
#533 - Challenging Comfort Zones & Social Anxiety with Dave Cottrell
May 28 • 58 min
How often do you challenge your comfort zone, and should you? Lockdown has spurred many interesting conversations, and today is one of those. As people have stayed at home for a long time now, how will that effect us mentally? Have our comfort zones now…
#532 - Improve your Problem Solving skills
May 25 • 12 min
Moving forwards in life means we have to problem solve, but are you using the right people, are you leaning on the right relationships with others to effectively solve those problems? Some people are more logical, some are more emotional, some are…
#531 - Are we Addicted to Social Media with Nir Eyal
May 21 • 44 min
Social media usage is at an all time high, and people say its addictive, but is it? Or are we distracted by it for other reasons? And thus, is procrastination a real or imagined problem? As an expert in behavioural psychology and as someone who has helped…
#530 - Are you being too hard on yourself?
May 18 • 13 min
There are times we need to GO GO GO, to take ACTION. But also times we need to rest, recover and get our AWESOME back. This was me this weekend, but I struggled, I struggled due to not knowing the root cause of the problem and then trying to fix something…
#529 - Alcohol, Friend or Foe? with Chris Williamson
May 14 • 75 min
Alcohol, a huge part of our culture, not just in modern times, but in past times too, what TV program doesn’t show everyone enjoying their drink in their downtime even in bygone eras? But, is it serving us? Is it having a positive impact on our lives?…
#528 - The Future of The Fitness Industry After Covid-19
May 11 • 63 min
The future of fitness right now is looking bleak, gyms are still closed, coaches are doing the best they can training clients online, but there is a complete unknown what fitness will look like post lockdown. Especially as other countries like China have…
#527 - Are Shoes Damaging our Feet with Galahad Clark
May 7 • 42 min
We’re born barefoot, then as we grow older we wear more and more types of shoes, a shoe for school, a shoe for sport, a shoe to go out, there is a shoe for everything. BUT, are all these shoes built to allow us to move naturally, do they look after our…
#526 - Living an AWESOME Life (Pt 2): Discovering your Truth
May 4 • 11 min
Last week I restarted therapy. Why? Find out….
#525 - The Lockdown Life Battle-plan
Apr 30 • 41 min
We’re deep into lockdown life now in the UK with no end in sight, and thus there are some key struggles for people. Motivation to eat well and exercise, snacking too much through boredom, balancing work with kids, staying positive, keeping energy output…
#524 - What does living an AWESOME life mean?
Apr 27 • 11 min
I say AWESOME a lot, but why, what does it mean to me? Many people have words and stories they live by, and part of my story is the word AWESOME. Why am I so passionate about it? Listen for 11 minutes and find out…
#523 - Negative People, Childhood Bullying & Overcoming Fear
Apr 23 • 21 min
I’ve been struggling with something recently that I’ve only just figured out. Hateful comments online were bringing back memories of being bullied at school and my craving to be liked as a kid. In this short 20 minute podcast I explain the steps I went…
#522 - Giving away £400,000 in Nutrition Education & A Unique Offer
Apr 20 • 7 min
In the last 3 weeks we’ve given away £400,000 in free education, and I want to explain why, and thank everyone that’s supported it. And, off the back of that, offer a unique opportunity to study with us on this May 4th Academy for only £50. If you know…
#521 - James Haskell on Lockdown Life & The Secret to Success
Apr 16 • 54 min
James Haskell, the man, the myth, the legend, joins me for appearance 3 on the show, chatting about lock down life and keeping fit, his mindset now the world is in this pandemic, his transition from being a professional rugby player to his new life of DJ…
#520 - Will you lose fitness during lockdown?
Apr 13 • 12 min
In this short Monday show Tom shares his thoughts on the current lockdown situation and what it means for your strength and fitness. Will you lose progress, and if so, how should we think about that?This show also touches on the ‘fallacy of relative…
#519 – Anorexic & Hospitalised to GB Powerlifting Champion: Sophia Ellis
Apr 9 • 36 min
How often do we hear the deep back story of the people we look up to? Not often online, but often on this show. In this amazing episode I delve into the life and story of Sophia Ellis, a GB Powerlifter, 2x Commonwealth Record Holder and all round…
#518 - Hypertrophy at home
Apr 6 • 4 min
In this really short Monday show, Tom outlines a really common mistake he’s seen in the home training programs that many people adopt when equipment is scarce - such as now during the covid-19 self isolation period. Sure, doing squats for 30 seconds on,…
#517 – Breaking Free of Food Control with Chloe Prince
Apr 2 • 44 min
Ready for a story of great inner strength, power and vision? Chloe Prince suffered with anorexia for 14 years after being abused at a young age. Hospitalised and controlled, Chloe actually healed herself for the most part, seeing the life she could lead…
#516 - Can you ‘boost’ your immune system?
Mar 30 • 14 min
In this quick Monday show Tom talks about the concept of boosting your immune system and explains the flaws in using that phrase, before outlining some steps that you can take right now to properly support your immunity and get your body in the best…
#515 – Get your Sh*t together
Mar 26 • 44 min
When we speak about mental health, is it fair to say that the language is often feminine? Why is it that the advice given typically revolves around journalling, taking baths, meditating, and things that simply don’t resonate with a large swathe of the…
#514 - Clenbuterol: The Dirty Little Fat Loss Secret
Mar 23 • 11 min
Ever heard of clenbuterol? It’s actually a dirty little secret of the fitness industry. Many people, especially bodybuilders and people that kick about in those types of circles, have taken it to aid in getting SHREDDED. But, like with all these things…
#513 – Extreme Exercise, Extreme Results with Brian Keane (Pt.2)
Mar 19 • 38 min
In Part 2 we delve back into Brian Keane’s history exercising, and why he now chooses to do extreme endurance events. What does running across the Sahara desert teach you? What does minus 23 degrees bring out in you? As you can tell mindset is the focus…
#512 - The Coronavirus Battle Plan - You In?
Mar 16 • 16 min
So Coronavirus has everyone all worked up, but its time to react…. question is, how are you going to CHOOSE to react? How should you now exercise? Eat? and think? It’s time to see opportunity, not scarcity, its time for creativity, reinvention & progress,…
#511 – Comparison Syndrome, Anxiety & Failure with Brian Keane (Pt.1)
Mar 12 • 36 min
Social media makes us compare ourselves to others, but this isn’t a new phenomena, we’ve always done this, its that social media has compounded its effects. Brain Keane, Irish fitness legend joins me to discuss his journey with crippling anxiety from…
#510 - How Exercise can Stop Weight Loss & Cause Weight Gain
Mar 9 • 22 min
Exercise is good for us, but there is an effective dose, what is that? And if we don’t get the balance right, how can it negatively stop our progress, or even reverse perceived progress? I go through 4 major ways in which exercise can hinder fat loss, and…
#509 - Coronavirus & Supporting Your Immune System
Mar 5 • 32 min
Coronavirus is 23x more infectious than Flu, so when people compare it to flu, is that fair, are we looking critically at this new novel virus? With any ‘potential’ epidemic, personally or widespread, it raises necessity with ones health and people start…
#508 - We’re all Flawed
Mar 2 • 12 min
Does anyone enjoy dwelling on their flaws? I expect you to say no, but we spend a lot of time doing it and can get ourselves into quite the rut. I can’t do A LOT of stuff, and I’m NOT a lot of things, but what am I? What can I do? What am I good at? In…
#507 - Run Through Walls with Martin Rooney
Feb 27 • 49 min
Who is the most motivational man I’ve ever interviewed? This man, Martin Rooney. A 2nd interview has been a long time coming, and this podcast was worth the wait. We discuss personal leadership, the power and problems with change, how to change the…
#506 - Is Nutrition Complicated? Calorie & Macro Chat
Feb 24 • 14 min
Calories, macros, protein, it can all sound complicated, but is it? We know calories are king, but what happens with the protein, fat and carbs, and when should we get more or less specific about them? What people NEED a more specific approach, and why?…
#505 – The 100 Unit Method with Louise Thompson
Feb 20 • 45 min
Is perfectionism holding you back? Feel you’ve got no time to achieve the things you want to achieve? Wish you were more bold and courageous and just got out there more? We live in a busy world, everyone seems to be stressed and frustrated, tired and…
#504 - Playing the Victim of Life
Feb 17 • 27 min
If you play the victim in life, you won’t get what you want, it will always be someone else’s responsibility or the fault of someone or something else. You want change? Good. Grab a listen to this podcast, taken from a live Q&A I did… I promise it will…
#503 - Pt 2: Vegan vs Normal Milk, UK Farming Practices & Arguing Online
Feb 13 • 50 min
Part 1 of our conversation focused on online arguments and their facts, chemicals in food and antibiotics in milk - today in part 2 we continue the conversation and evolve into the arguments we put forward and how to back them up, the importance of…
#502 - Wim Hof Breathing, Ice Baths & The Purpose of a Practice
Feb 10 • 16 min
So I’ve recently done a few Wim Hof sessions, both the ice bath and the breathing protocols, but I won’t be doing them again, why? That leads to the question why do anything, what is the purpose of practice, after all its to solve something or be in…
#501 - Vegan vs Normal Milk, UK Farming Practices & Arguing Online (Pt.1)
Feb 6 • 49 min
WOW. So this episode took quite the turn, we had a listener email into the show about a Veganuary email we sent out, we thought we’d rattle on for 20-30 mins on the mic, but things quickly escalated and we only got Part 1 recorded in 60 minutes! We ended…
#500 - What I’ve learnt from 499 shows & How to Succeed at ANYTHING!
Feb 3 • 44 min
500 podcasts is an iconic landmark, so I thought I would fire up the microphone and look back on all the awesome things I’ve learnt from my guests, the most powerful things that lead to the most success for me and them, how to have the best year of your…
#499 - Intermittent Fasting: Insulin, Ketones & Hunger (Part 2)
Jan 30 • 57 min
Ben - you didn’t discuss the benefits of low insulin levels, ketones and hunger reduction in part 1?! So, we’ll now cover it in part 2, alongside where its applicable in life to do intermittent fasting, issues with exercise and IF timing, intensity…
#498 – Protein Shakes, Hypertrophy & B.S. TV Programs!
Jan 27 • 20 min
Protein, always a hype conversation and regularly misrepresented in the media. Tom (the shows co-host) discusses protein off the back of a popular TV program “Trust me I’m a Doctor” – obviously not an expert on protein though. Tom explores protein, how it…
#497 - Dr Chatterjee: Change your life in 5 minutes a day
Jan 23 • 51 min
Lifestyle medicine is a hot topic, and Dr Rangan Chatterjee is at the forefront of this conversation. As GP, writer and coach Dr Chatterjee is perfectly placed to comment on issues we face today in modern health and how to simply things and make changes…
#496 - Got ADHD? Procrastinate on Social Media much? Let’s get focused!
Jan 20 • 12 min
So when I was younger I apparently had ADHD, and was sensitive to bright light (which tbf I still am, love a dim room lit by a fire, the bright light of a squash court freaks me out). So I get asked a lot about what I did to solve my ADHD and for me that…
#495 - Intermittent Fasting: Benefits & Lies (Part 1)
Jan 16 • 40 min
Intermittent Fasting has been around for AGES, I’ve done it off and on, and when I did first do it there was next level broscience around what it was and what it did. In this Podcast Tom and I delve into the science, its limitations, where it has…
#494 - Injury Recovery: Movement, Nutrients & Mental Health
Jan 13 • 9 min
When you’re injured, what do you do? How can you recover quicker? What do you do with yourself? How do you stay positive? In this short podcast I’ll give you strategise to get back on your feet and feeling AWESOME in no time.
#493 - Dr Hamed Kamali on Plant based eating, strength athletes & lifestyle medicine
Jan 9 • 59 min
Co-host Tom interviews Dr Hamed Kamali from Medichecks. This eclectic show covers topics ranging from the pros and cons of The Game Changers movie and discussing plant based nutrition with meat eaters, to advocating lifestyle medicine as a GP and the…
#492 - How to make 2020 the best year of your life
Jan 6 • 11 min
Want to make 2020 the best year of your life? Awesome, here’s my short and sharp sage wisdom for a year of awesome-ness!
#491 - Is self love keeping you unhappy and overweight?
Jan 2 • 35 min
Self love and self care are big topics in the mental health discussion around nutrition and fitness. But as nutrition coaches and teachers we see some issues in how this is being applied. See, self-soothing isn’t self-love / self-care, self-soothing an…
#490 - Advice for #Veganuary 2020 & what I learnt in 2019
Dec 30, 2019 • 13 min
What did I learn in 2019? Quite a lot, but summed up into one thing, which will surprise you as I like to talk a lot about the ideas and optimisations I’m constantly making. 2020 for me is about minimal effective dose in all areas of my life, listen in…
#489 - The Athletic Physique: Genetics vs Hard Work with Dan Tai
Dec 26, 2019 • 31 min
Dan Tai has an AWESOME physique, but how, hard work, good genetics? If it’s a mix, how much of a mix? We open up a discussion on building an athletic body and how much genetics and hard work play into building that body. As an ex-pro rugby player turned…
#488 - Hacking our Lazy Human Nature & I win a BIG award!
Dec 23, 2019 • 11 min
Want to hack your laziness? Humans naturally seek comfort, safety and security, but it can be a major blocker for you reaching your goals. It could be as simple as going out of your way or putting some money on the line. Let’s discuss…. oh, and I win a…
#487 – Fussy Eaters & Food Language: Kids Nutrition with Jenna Hope & Yasmin Alexander
Dec 19, 2019 • 39 min
How do you feed fussy kids? Is vegan food healthy for kids? Are we using the right language around our kids and what they eat? Feeding a kid well is tough, especially if they are fussy or we eat a restricted diet ourselves. Fear not as nutritionists…
#486 - How your Identity can Limit your Potential
Dec 16, 2019 • 11 min
Who and what do you identify as? Who ARE you? How you think and see yourself dictates your actions. If you identify yourself as someone living with depression, or anxiety, or IBS, or osteoarthritis does this limit your potential in finding a solution? A…
#485 – High Intensity Training, Female Hormones & RED-S #AskBen
Dec 12, 2019 • 43 min
You’re training hard, feeling good and looking badass, but then you notice as a women you’ve lost your period, panic stations. What do you need to do to regain it, how will that affect not just your physical health but also your mental health, after all…
#484 - Eating on the Road working 12 hour days #AskBen
Dec 9, 2019 • 14 min
“Working on the road working 12 hours days is tough, all there is is crap food all around me and its hard to stay in shape”. Lets get stuck into this problem of food, fitness and travel while being on the road. Time for some tough love…
#483 - “Help, I can’t stay on track” I Coach an Air Hostess #AskBen
Dec 5, 2019 • 52 min
When you’re an air hostess on call life is always in flux, you could be going to China or Milan on a moment’s notice, this means I really struggle to keep consistent with my diet, exercise and sleep. I’ve had coaches in the past and know what to do, but…
#482 - Average people can do Extraordinary things
Dec 2, 2019 • 12 min
Do you feel like you’re really average? Not that clever, not that sporty, not that confident, not that talented? Me too. But I’ve achieved great things, and it’s time for me to inspire you with how you can do the same…
#481 - I talk to a Dairy Farmer about Nutrition, Welfare & Veganism
Nov 28, 2019 • 42 min
With a BIG discussion around being vegan and plant based currently there is a lot of talk around dairy, some claiming its evil, some claiming welfare standards are poor, some claiming its contributing to health issues, so why not chat to a 3rd generation…
#480 - Japan: Learning from their Food & Culture
Nov 25, 2019 • 12 min
I’ve recently been to Japan and WOW what an experience. No overweight people, calm but busy, weird food, slow food, everyone is grateful, such a mad country, simply amazing. I thought I’d take to the microphone for 10 minutes to chat about what I loved…
#479 - The Game Changers (Movie) - Accurate or Propaganda?
Nov 21, 2019 • 58 min
Everyone seems to be going vegan after watching The Game Changers movie, but how accurate is it, do the facts about it leading to better physical performance stack up? How many of the health claims in the film are actually true based on peer reviewed…
#478 - Laughing in the Face of your Problems
Nov 18, 2019 • 13 min
Did you listen to my Live coaching session I recently did with Tim Cooper? It was direct and that’s not a coaching style thats right for everyone. After Nicola wrote into the show questioning my choice of coach and his approach dealing with my issues I…
#477 - Solving Childhood Obesity (Part 2)
Nov 14, 2019 • 30 min
In this podcast we expand on part one, episode 471, and discuss school education and health initiatives, the healthy weight program in schools, critical thinking in the planning process of obesity programs, working around snowflake syndrome, and a call to…
#476 - Best Fats & Oils to Eat and Cook with
Nov 11, 2019 • 11 min
When it comes to fat, what are the best ones to cook with and eat? Listen in and find out. Got a question for the show? Send it in to bencoomber@gmail.com subject line “podcast”
#475 - Can Exercise Help Cure Cancer? with Prof. Anna Campbell (MBE)
Nov 7, 2019 • 45 min
This week sees Prof. Anna Campbell (MBE) of CanRehab on the show to talk all things Cancer and exercise with show co-host Tom Bainbridge. They discuss the benefits of exercise and fitness during cancer recovery and treatment, the role that fitness…
#474 - Competition Fuelling for Crossfit & Sport Events
Nov 4, 2019 • 19 min
If you’ve got a full day of competing coming up, such as a crossfit competition where it’s all day, or a sporting event where you are playing multiple matches a day, how do you fuel for it, how do you maximise recovery, how do you approach it so you are…
#473 - Healthy Habits for Parents with Dan Fallon
Oct 31, 2019 • 34 min
How do you get or stay fit and healthy as a parent? Time is tight, stress is high and sleep is often low, so how do you make it all work? Dan Fallon is a legend and friend, and a father working full time all while starting a new business, and he does it…
#472 - Hunger & Food: The Science of Eating
Oct 28, 2019 • 16 min
Get hungry a lot, wondered how hunger works and what your hunger signals are actually telling you? In this short podcast we explain hunger physiologically, then explore what effects it and how to manage it, after all knowing about hunger and how to best…
#471 – Solving Childhood Obesity (Part 1)
Oct 24, 2019 • 45 min
Did you know 53,000 take away’s in the UK exist and over 60% are within 400m of a school? Just one nugget from a new Childhood Obesity report that has been commissioned by the government written and collated by Sally Davies. It lists all the ways the…
#470 – Nutrition Coaching, Empowering Change & Industry Qualifications
Oct 21, 2019 • 29 min
As an educator, what do I believe helps people the most in the journey of change, what really makes the difference when helping others? In this episode I get interviewed by Brian Keane and we discuss my journey as a nutrition educator, why the focus has…
#469 - LIVE Coaching: I take off my mask with Tim Cooper
Oct 17, 2019 • 58 min
I’ve been struggling with something for some time, so I reached out to Tim Cooper to get a personal coaching session, except I had the recorder on. I want to get back to 100%, and I felt Tim could help me do that. I discuss why I’m feeling the way I do,…
#468 - The Keto Diet: What, Why How (with Science)
Oct 14, 2019 • 19 min
The Ketogenic Diet is talked about non stop, but why would you do it, what are the reasons, what are the benefits? Here is a full audio review on the Keto Diet by Tom Bainbridge, Head of Education at the BTN Academy, an evidence based Nutrition Education…
#467 - Giving you permission to Succeed with Ben Newman
Oct 10, 2019 • 42 min
You do know success is a choice? And today we’re going to make you realise that. Ben Newman is a Performance Coach hell bent on showing people their potential. After watching his mum die just before his 8th birthday he saw just how precious life was. In…
#466 - Sugar Addiction & Sugar Cravings
Oct 7, 2019 • 13 min
Is sugar addiction a thing? Scientifically, despite what people claim, it’s not, BUT, how often do we have a sweet and want more? How often do we crave sweet things? How often is it food that’s on the mind? Lets take a quick delve into the brain and all…
#465 - Release your inner Awesome with Danny Bent
Oct 3, 2019 • 38 min
What does living an awesome life mean to you? Do you think you’re doing it? Do you feel confined, maybe by your job, your health, the people around you? Danny Bent runs the Awesome Project, and having come back from 9 days running across Iceland, along…
#464 - Is what you believe, true?
Sep 30, 2019 • 7 min
Are there things you do or believe in that hold you back? Would you even know if they did hold you back, are you aware of these things? Perhaps we are told these ‘facts’ by the media, or our parents, or teachers at school, or a book we read? The more…
#463 - Intuitive Eating Pt 2, Diet Politics & Weight Acceptance
Sep 26, 2019 • 54 min
Intuitive eating & diet culture part 2, except today we go deeper down the rabbit hole discussing dieting politics, personal bias, why the Greek gods were depicted as athletic specimens, our desire as humans for growth, where the body positivity movement…
#462 - Fitness Influencers
Sep 23, 2019 • 8 min
Heard the term fitness influencer? I’m not sure I like it, if people call me one, what does that mean about me, what does that say? What does that really mean, because for me I don’t ever want to be seen as someone that has influence, I don’t feel that is…
#461 - Get Motivated, Get Confident, CRUSH Life with Alan Stein Jr
Sep 19, 2019 • 50 min
Alan Stein Jn has rubbed shoulders with legends of sport like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant and motivated teams at companies like Starbucks. While he’s a motivational speaker this isn’t time for rar rars and pom poms, it’s time for a serious chat about…
#460 - Low Carb Meals, Fasting & Shift/Night Work
Sep 16, 2019 • 9 min
Low carb is dead from a fat loss perspective, but what about in energy management? What about fasting? This show started its train of thought from the previous shift and night worker show, but it’s widened its scope as not enough think of low carb eating…
#459 - Intuitive Eating, Body Positivity & Evolutionary Biology
Sep 12, 2019 • 63 min
There is a strong ‘anti-diet’ movement at the moment, and that’s great, diet culture has damaged the wellbeing of many people world wide, but has it gone too far? Have we considered how the human brain works and how we are wired as people? Has intuitive…
#458 - How to get back to 100% & realise your potential
Sep 9, 2019 • 9 min
In life we eat a lot of sh*t sandwiches, and I hadn’t fully realised that in 2017 I ate my biggest volume of sh*t sandwiches and it knocked my confidence more than I realised. In previous podcasts I’ve discussed how I felt 80-90% of my capacity and it was…
#457 – Specific Diets for Gut & Immune Issues with Carmen Sturdy
Sep 5, 2019 • 30 min
Do you have a gut or immune issue, or know someone that has? Fancy taking 32 pills to manage it…..? Carmen Sturdy joins me on the show to discuss her personal story with being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and her journey to being in remission after…
#456 - Shift & Night Workers, Higher Risk of Disease
Sep 2, 2019 • 10 min
It is a stark reality that shift workers and night workers have a higher risk of disease, or ‘all risk mortality’ as they phrase it in health research. So, with this fact known, how can we minimise the effects and be healthier as a shift or night worker?
#455 – Women Vs Men in the Gym with Brian Alshrue
Aug 29, 2019 • 48 min
What is strength? Lifting heavy weights? Climbing a mountain? Being able to run a marathon? Surviving a major life event? And is it different for Men and Women? And, what differences are there in training when male or female? Brian Alsruhe joins me to…
#454 - Feeling Tired After Lunch? 3 Quick Tips to avoid it
Aug 25, 2019 • 10 min
The post lunch energy dip is something many get. A user wrote into the show so why not fire up the podcast and throw some ideas about. If you get the afternoon energy dip listen to this short 10 minute show on my top 3 tips to try, including a tangent…
#453 – Quick Food for Busy People with Chef Ian Haste
Aug 22, 2019 • 37 min
Do you enjoy cooking? Do you feel you eat well? Do you have kids? Got a busy job and try to exercise, trying to fit it all in? Balancing it all is tough, but don’t fear Ian Haste from Hastes Kitchen joins me to discuss all things food, fitness, cooking…
#452 - Weights vs Group Exercise when Stressed & Anxious
Aug 19, 2019 • 8 min
You’re feeling stressed and anxious right now, what form of exercise should you do? A listener has written in asking about what she is doing compared to what she could do with her exercise regime, looking at weight training vs group training, and…
#451 – Plants vs Pills with The Doctors Kitchen
Aug 15, 2019 • 43 min
Dr Rupy Aujla is the NHS GP who started ‘The Doctor’s Kitchen’, a project that all started with the aim to inspire his patients about the beauty of food and the medicinal effects of eating well. And I’m so pumped he joined me on the show. We talk about…
#450 - Hit a Plateau, Lost your Mojo?
Aug 12, 2019 • 7 min
What do you do when you’ve lost your mojo for life, or hit a plateau in training, you feel like you’re just spinning your wheels without an aim or true progress. Listen in, let me help.
#449 – Disordered Eating, Body Goals & Training Flexibility
Aug 8, 2019 • 40 min
When you’ve been so focused on your body for so long, how do you safely let yourself go? How do you juggle performance vs vanity based goals, all while living life to its fullest? Have you ever had a disordered relationship with food, and if so, are you…
#448 - Feeling Overwhelmed & Stressed?
Aug 5, 2019 • 8 min
Are you feeling overwhelmed & stressed right now? Maybe you’ve got a lot on but you can’t seem to focus, its all a jumble and you just feel like you’re constantly holding it all together but constantly feeling like you might break? All while…
#447 – Cancer & Obesity with Cancer Research UK
Aug 1, 2019 • 24 min
Cancer Research UK’s latest Obesity campaign has certainly got people talking, and there are some violent responses online about the direct nature of the campaign. I am in support of what CRUK are doing, but I wanted to clear a few things up so invited…
#446 - Do your goals scare or motivate you?
Jul 29, 2019 • 8 min
Goal setting can be motivating, but achieving those goals can be scary. To stop this lets refine our process, lets ensure we have a big vision for ourselves and are willing to stretch ourselves, but also work every week on the small stuff that’s going to…
#445 – The Spiritual Athlete with Richie Norton
Jul 25, 2019 • 40 min
Can you be alpha, strong, agile, muscular, but connected, aware, flexible, in a state of flow? My awesome guest today Richie Norton believes you can, but few are, we are either power and muscle focused gym goers or yoga hippy types, perhaps there is a…
#444 - 5 Tips to STOP Procrastination
Jul 22, 2019 • 12 min
Find you procrastinate a lot? Here are my top 5 tips to stop! A quick 11 minute show :)
#443 - Being Plant Based with BOL Foods Paul Brown
Jul 18, 2019 • 41 min
The plant-based movement is gaining traction, but why, what’s the key driver, health, sustainability, conscious living, ethics, or a bit of it all? You’ll have likely seen BOL Foods on the shelves of your supermarket, founder Paul Brown joins me on the…
#442 - Business Advice for Young Coaches
Jul 15, 2019 • 19 min
Young or starting out in the fitness industry? Then this short show should make you think differently about your career moves. Everyone focuses online too early in their journey, this leads to failure quicker in my opinion. So if you’re new to the…
#441 – Life is Tough with Ollie Ollerton
Jul 11, 2019 • 51 min
Life is tough, but the question is are you going to stand up and tackle it head on? Ollie Ollerton from TV’s SAS Who Dares wins and with his bestselling book “Break Point” joins me to discuss the power of the mind, balancing being an alpha but also…
#440 - Q&A Special: Stress, Mindset, Supplements, Performance & more
Jul 8, 2019 • 31 min
A special Q&A where I answer 17 questions from you on health, performance, stress, mindset, supplements and more, a quick fire knowledge packed show. Enjoy. www.bencoomber.com for more.
#439 - Q&A Special: Bodybuilding, NHS Advice & Alcohol
Jul 4, 2019 • 53 min
When, how and why do you bodybuild? What about a male or female that doesn’t look the way they want to? How do you structure it? NHS advice, when do we listen and when do we take it with a pinch of salt? How does alcohol affect fat loss, health and our…
#438- Hay-fever & changes as you age
Jul 1, 2019 • 6 min
As you age things change, and I’ve noticed this year that a food group is making my hay fever a ton worse, so I cut it out and I feel like I’ve a new lease of life. As you age what are you avoiding that your body is telling you is an issue?
#437 - Overcoming Fears, Insecurities & Lifting Yourself with Laura Biceps
Jun 27, 2019 • 38 min
How do you lift yourself up when you feel insecure, anxious and afraid? Listen to Laura ‘Biceps’ Hoggins as we discuss lifting for empowerment, the journey of fitness we are all on, her journey from “life of the party” to strongman, being controlled by…
#436 - STOP Hoping Motivation will show up
Jun 24, 2019 • 10 min
In search of some motivation? Stop, it won’t work, your search is wasted, it’s time to take one positive action that leads to another, and then over time when you are not feeling motivated you do it anyway because its part of your habits. There are days…
#435 - Can the Gym Build an Elite Athlete? With Keir Wenham-Flatt
Jun 20, 2019 • 46 min
In the world of fitness we hold gym training in high regard, but what % does gym work contribute towards the making of an elite athlete? Many have seen the training programs of some elite athletes like Usain Bolt online and scoffed, could a better program…
#434 - My Summer Training & Nutrition Plan
Jun 17, 2019 • 8 min
It’s the summer, what am I doing in the gym and with my diet for my summer goals? Find out in this short sharp podcast…
#433 – Hormone Tests, Injuries & Knowing when to QUIT
Jun 13, 2019 • 53 min
What hormone testing kits would you buy? What about gut testing kits? Be careful, there are many bad companies about & the research is sketchy, but we recommend the two best places as well as discussing the issue with injuries, reversing osteoporosis,…
#432 - How & Why I lost 5.5 stone of Body Fat
Jun 10, 2019 • 10 min
At WellFest I went Live on Spin 1038 Radio to talk about my journey. I briefly discussed my weight loss journey and how and why it happened, then discussed why I feel so many others struggle to achieve their weight goals tying in the key things I look to…
#431 - Life Upgrading, Purpose & Having Fun
Jun 6, 2019 • 40 min
This was meant to be a Q&A show with myself & Tom but we ended up rambling, a lot. I read a listeners story out and it caused us to venture into a conversation around life passion, learning, why we do what we do, finding fulfilment and enjoyment in life,…
#430 - The Female Athlete Triad: Emotion vs Logic
Jun 3, 2019 • 20 min
Why do we not achieve our goals despite knowing what to do to achieve them? We know, it’s obvious, it’s logical, but we just can’t do it. In this short podcast I read a listeners question out, a listener that is struggling to get pregnant due to a history…
#429 - Steroids in Gyms with Team GB Callum Skinner & UKAD
May 29, 2019 • 36 min
Steroid use in gyms has grown, and with a new UKAD report outlining the prevalence of this, why people are taking them, and the side effects, it’s a conversation that needs to be revisited. I’m joined by ex Team GB cyclist and medallist Callum Skinner to…
#428 - One meat meal a day, is it the future?
May 27, 2019 • 12 min
Veganuary did have an impact on me, maybe not the way everyone expected, but it did, and I’m grateful I did it. In this short podcast I update everyone on what changes I have kept long term and why, why many vegan arguments are still not being productive,…
#427 - The Happy Hormone (don’t google it) with Nutritionist Maria
May 23, 2019 • 44 min
Working on yourself to be happier can be tough, we see it is hippy woo woo stuff. But in a disconnected world where we spend more time on our phone and on social media than with our family, friends and doing the things we love, are we kidding ourselves?…
#426 - Bulking & Cutting, A Scientific Approach
May 20, 2019 • 12 min
Are you ever confused or stuck, wondering whether to bulk or cut? These are old school words for fat loss and muscle building, two of the key goals we often talk about in the world of fitness. The mindset around this is also an issue, many struggle to…
#425 - I’ve been struggling to get out of bed, Here’s WHY.
May 16, 2019 • 25 min
I’ve been struggling of recent to get out of bed, I wasn’t sure why until I had a conversation with my brother that made a lot of things fall into place. Seeing as it was mental health awareness week I thought it was prudent I fired up the mic and got…
#424 - Bored people over eat more
May 13, 2019 • 6 min
If you’re bored you’re more likely to overeat, just think about the last time you felt a bit bored at home chilling for the day, I bet you ate more than you should do? Lets build on last weeks show about habits and routines and create more width on this…
#423 – Master your thoughts & mindset with Richard Nicholls
May 9, 2019 • 53 min
The mind is a tough beast, one minute we think we’re in a good place and then the next minute we’re not, why is this? What even is the brains job, what is balance for the mind, what do our thoughts say about us and how can we control them? Well I discuss…
#422 - Breaking BAD habits like evening snacking & drinking
May 6, 2019 • 11 min
Imagine the scenario, you get in from work, you’re tired, hungry, bit pissed off with work and you plough into a glass of wine or share bag of crisps, not the best when you’re trying to achieve a goal or maintain a healthy weight. So how do we break these…
#421 – Our Relationship with Food with Dr Joshua Wolrich
May 2, 2019 • 47 min
How is your relationship with food, healthy? Do you see food as good and bad, are you often craving a cheat day? Dr Joshua Wolrich a training surgeon and legend on Instagram joins me to challenge how you see food. We discuss his evolved relationship with…
#420 - How I change my own life & help others
Apr 29, 2019 • 68 min
This show got one of largest amount of social media tags I’ve ever had, an interview I did with Brian Keane on his show, so I had to re-share it on mine. We discuss how I have evolved my own self-development practices over the years and how I am currently…
#419 – Performance Nutrition & Industry Qualifications
Apr 25, 2019 • 55 min
A show of two halves, first we start by discussing the industry we are in, health & fitness, how its changing and why from the top down, conversations we’ve recently been involved in, and how the nutrition industry is shifting in terms of regulation and…
#418 - Passion, Purpose & Life Design!
Apr 22, 2019 • 12 min
Are you living passionately? Do you feel you have purpose? I feel humans need passion and purpose to be truly happy, in their relationships, in their careers, with their health, otherwise we feel low, sad, frustrated, angry, unmotivated…. stuck. Let’s get…
#417 – The Happy Pear tell Stories of Self Discovery
Apr 18, 2019 • 46 min
What does it mean to be truly healthy, happy, strong? Stephen Flynn from the infamous Happy Pear joins me to discuss the personal journey we must go on, the journey to finding the true you, to discover awesome levels of health, and discover what it means…
#416 - Mental health: The problem is bigger than we think
Apr 15, 2019 • 10 min
Hows your mental health right now? At an event at the weekend 75% of people said they had suffered with mental health issues in the past, this then opened up one of the most powerful talks I’ve ever been a part of, in this short show I’ll share my…
#415 - Habits Dictate Results with James Clear
Apr 11, 2019 • 49 min
We all have habits, some good, some bad, and many are working to have better habits for better outcomes, but this is one step of the process, what about the issues along the way, how do we deal with them? James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, a #1 New…
#414 - Blaming ‘things’ will only hold you back!
Apr 8, 2019 • 8 min
What are you blaming that is holding you back? Give me 8 minutes of your time for this podcast and lets leave the BS at the door, it’s time to make some serious life progress..
#413 – Obesity, Surgery & Self Sabotage with Nics Nutrition
Apr 4, 2019 • 31 min
Once you get a BMI over 50 you classify for weight loss surgery, but should this even be an option, how does someone even get to a BMI of 50? Is it just a lack of education around food, or are there deep underlying issues causing someone to eat to a place…
#412 - Research Media Spinning: How bad is it?
Apr 1, 2019 • 13 min
When the media report research, do you often stare at it and call BS? In this solo show co-host Tom explores the difference between research findings and the spin that is placed upon them in the media. Every day another food is found to cause cancer,…
#411 - Deadlifts, Movement & Pain with Dr Jordan Feigenbaum
Mar 28, 2019 • 85 min
In this episode Tom interviews Medical Doctor and elite powerlifter Dr Jordan Feigenbaum. It’s a fascinating discussion about pain, how it really works, and the mistakes people often make when thinking and talking about injuries and discomfort. They cover…
#410 - Five Optimisations for the Vegan Diet
Mar 25, 2019 • 6 min
At the weekend I was at Vegan life show and spoke to over 200 people about their diet and supplement use and noticed 5 key themes that could be optimised. Could these issues apply to normal people, 100%, but I had to get these issues / optimisations out…
#409 - Is it ethical to kill and eat animals?
Mar 21, 2019 • 51 min
I’ve avoided this topic so far mainly because it’s such an emotive one, in fact it’s the main reason many become vegan, and I respect that. Although there is always another side to the story, and the argument around eating animal products often descends…
#408 - How to break bad habits
Mar 18, 2019 • 9 min
You know that thing you keep trying to do but keep failing at? That habit you keep trying to break?? The trick is to force yourself into a new environment, then you can’t NOT do it, it’s impossible, and it gets done. After a weekend away I realised it was…
#407 - What are Humans capable of with Sophie Grace Holmes
Mar 14, 2019 • 43 min
At 4 months old you get told you’ll only live till you’re 30, so what do you do? Fight of course, after all “Without struggle you never find out who you are”. The amazing Sophie Grace Holmes joins me to inspire you on your journey of life, making you…
#406 - Super Fast Fat Loss & Diet Breaks
Mar 11, 2019 • 12 min
Want to lose weight really fast but not sure if it’s safe? It can be, but most people go about it wrong and lose muscle and rebound afterwards. This isn’t where we want to be, listen to this short podcast and learn how to lose fat fast but safely, and how…
#405 - Nutrition & Training for Rugby + Elite Sport Experiences
Mar 7, 2019 • 27 min
What do I eat to support my rugby training, playing and gym work? What did I learn from a background in elite level rugby working at Hull KR and working in parts at premiership rugby union clubs? A rugby, sports and performance special as I discuss…
#404 - Meditation for people that can’t meditate
Mar 4, 2019 • 14 min
Can’t meditate? Many can’t, and don’t want to, and I’m not going to tell you too, but I am going to talk to you about momentary meditation, about seeing things differently and allowing spacial moments that ends up being as good as meditation, and its easy…
#403 - The Science of Cravings & Supplements for Kids
Feb 28, 2019 • 50 min
Is there a science to cravings, why do so many of us get them and how do we deal with them? Is there one reason for a craving, or are there many and essentially how do we ensure they don’t make us eat all the cookies from the cookie jar? We also discuss…
#402 - Training Anxiety & Genetic Labelling
Feb 25, 2019 • 5 min
Two core topics in this short sharp show today…. 1. I talk about labelling yourself due to a condition you have and its negative outcomes 2. Do you get training anxiety, not being able to stick to your plan, missing a session, feeling tired, not being…
#401 - Lies About Food with The Angry Chef
Feb 21, 2019 • 45 min
Our food system is full of lies, politics and half truths, in the interest of money things aren’t quite what they seem, and one chef is angry about it, Anthony Warner, aka The Angry Chef. After I read his book I was intrigued to get him on the show, and I…
#400 - Eating Late at night & Speaking out!
Feb 18, 2019 • 14 min
Do you eat late at night, or over eat when you get in from work tired? This is a problem many struggle with, and in this short sharp podcast I aim to give you some tangible solutions to problems. And give you a flavour of what its like to attend one of my…
#399 - Carly Rowena on Body Confidence, Diet Intuition & Parenting
Feb 14, 2019 • 41 min
Carly is one of the most awesome fitness humans I know, why? Because of her raw, honest and fresh approach to health, fitness and mindset. I mean how many people discuss their relationships and orgasms on YouTube!? We discuss her personal evolution as a…
#398 - It’s Sunday & I’m minimising my Life!
Feb 11, 2019 • 6 min
Ever feel like life is just a little too complicated? Well I do. Social media, your job, finances, just adulting in general, sometimes it’s just all a bit too complicated. Well I’m finishing off a personal project of mine, minimising my life, and I’ll be…
#397 - Is the Future of Food Vegan? Panel Debate
Feb 7, 2019 • 103 min
As part of Veganuary I brought together a group of people for a discussion on the future of our food, quite simply is it vegan, and if so, why? In this discussion we introduce the panel; Aaron Cattell aka The Vegan Coach, Mitch Lee aka Mitch’s Kitchen &…
#396 - Get & Stay Motivated!
Feb 4, 2019 • 10 min
What is motivation, why does it come and go? What can you do when your motivation drops? I’m not perfect, my motivation wains, but this is what I do to fix it and why.
#395 – Drinking Unicorn Blood with Jordan Syatt
Jan 31, 2019 • 46 min
Drink unicorn blood, be a unicorn, that’s the trademark from the legendary Jordan Syatt, personal trainer to Gary Vaynerchuk. I’m a massive fan of Jordan’s message, it’s refreshing in an industry full of BS. We discuss fitness anxiety, keeping fitness…
#394 - Life Hacks: Time Auditing
Jan 28, 2019 • 10 min
Do you know how you spend your time and how that links to your life outcomes, as in, what you are actually achieving in life? Ever thought of doing a personal time sheet to test your efficiency as a human? Do it, for one week, and see the outcome…. listen…
#393 - Deliciously Ella on ‘Vegan’ vs ‘Plant Based’
Jan 24, 2019 • 37 min
Is being vegan or plant based the future, and what’s the difference? This starts off an incredible conversation with Ella Mills, aka Deliciously Ella, a shining light in the plant based movement with best selling books and energy balls on our supermarket…
#392 - Strong. Powerful. Positive.
Jan 21, 2019 • 9 min
How do you want to feel every day? Strong? Powerful? Positive? Happy? Compassionate? However you want to feel we need to take action and create environments that foster that. I muse post run.
#391- Saving the World with Zanna Van Dijk
Jan 17, 2019 • 42 min
How can we, the collective, save the world? The stats are starting to get scary, climate change is saying our tipping point is 12 years away, meat production isn’t sustainable, plastics are filling our oceans, and oil is due to run out in 40 years. The…
#390 - Don’t assume, get the data!!
Jan 14, 2019 • 7 min
Right, this podcast started a little salty, but I cooled off as I recorded it. But, this is a problem, the world is acting far too much on assumptions and not data. People, relationships, situations, coaching, work, family, life, your career, your fitness…
#389 – DNA Testing: Science or Snake Oil?
Jan 10, 2019 • 44 min
Had one of these DNA tests to optimise your diet & fitness? I have. These DNA testing kits are now everywhere and promise big things. To test athletic potential, to optimise diet, training & supplements, and more. But what does the science say, is there…
#388 – Biohacking, self-talk & my life’s purpose!
Jan 7, 2019 • 73 min
Want to go deeper with me? This interview is a re-post from Steve Katasi show ‘AdapNation’. I had to re-post this show as Steve asked me things I’ve never been asked before…. 1️⃣ Where on the Spectrum is Ben Coomber - from Biokhacker to Entertainer? 2️⃣…
#387 - Picking yourself up after defeat with Sheli McCoy
Jan 3, 2019 • 19 min
Sheli McCoy (Crossfit Athlete, Olympic Lifter & Coach) takes to the mic in my final reflections episode (2018 Lessons Part 4). Sheli had a car crash, lost her job, and then continued to get punched in the face by life, but 2018 was a year of lessons for…
#386 - Fake it till you make it - 2018 Life Lessons Part 3
Dec 31, 2018 • 19 min
When your brain is saying no, should you say yes? Probably, otherwise you might miss some of life’s best opportunities. But what if it’s no your natural character? It is also good to know when to quit, to say no. In part 3 of my 2018 life lesson podcasts…
#385 - Chloe Madeley on Anxiety, Self Doubt & Getting Outside your Comfort Zone
Dec 27, 2018 • 42 min
Chloe Madeley, a legend in the world of fitness, has a story not often shared, her past of anxiety, self-doubt and body dysmorphia which resulted in obsessive behaviours and panic attacks. In this raw and honest interview I delve into Chloe’s background…
#384 - Life Lessons of 2018, plans for 2019 - Part 2
Dec 24, 2018 • 25 min
Here’s part 2 of my 2018 life lessons, looking at training optimisations I’ve made, what I learnt from doing a photoshoot about body fat %’s, my learning this year and consumption vs action, what areas I’ll be learning in 2019, and why I’m doing veganuary.
#383 - My Life Lessons of 2018 - Part 1
Dec 20, 2018 • 23 min
2018 has been an awesome year, why? Because I planned for it to be. In this podcast I discuss my lessons of 2018, looking at my life plan, and how it’s all panned out, all while looking forward to 2019. What are your goals and life plan? Have a listen,…
#382 - The Habits of Success with Ben Mudge & Phil Graham
Dec 17, 2018 • 48 min
This is a LIVE recording from SFN Expo with Ben Mudge and Phil Graham. I invite them to the stage to discuss our habits and routines that we feel make us more successful, mixed in with some mindset tips that are fundamental to get before you program…
#381 - Shift Work, Socioeconomics & Jamie Oliver
Dec 13, 2018 • 44 min
A big Q&A show where we discuss nutrition when working shifts, sleep hacking, planning for success, where failure and growth meet to create an unbeatable mindset, how socioeconomics affect education and UK wide change and the obesity epidemic in kids,…
#380 - People Hacking - what is it?
Dec 10, 2018 • 9 min
What if you could channel your brains energy to see what you want to see, and thus meet who you want to meet, all by programming your sub conscious mind. This could work in your career or in business, or in a new relationship, or when hiring a new coach.…
#379 - From Living a Lie to Self Leadership with Chris Williamson
Dec 6, 2018 • 51 min
Many people are living life as a lie, why? Being true to yourself then to the world is tough, a journey Chris Williamson (Model, Promoter, Podcaster) went on after appearing on series 1 of ITVs Love Island (he’s also been on Take me Out, YOLO). In this…
#378 - Caffeine: Solution or Problem?
Dec 3, 2018 • 7 min
When we’re tired many of us are programmed to reach for caffeine as the solution, but is it always the solution? With the modern world we live in are we missing the bigger picture, are we using the other ‘pick me up’ tools available to us?
#377 - Fitness BS with The Fitness Chef
Nov 29, 2018 • 41 min
There is a ton of BS in the fitness industry, which makes it confusing to know what is fact from fiction. The Fitness Chef is fighting this fight with his informative Instagram posts. On the show we discuss his top 3 BS fitness cons, how this is fuelling…
#376 - Do you know your personality type?
Nov 26, 2018 • 10 min
Do you know your personality type? Over the weekend we did personality testing with a group of 12 people looking to progress themselves, their career and their business. It was fascinating, enlightening and empowering for these peoples futures. It then…
#375 - Will we live forever? With Gwydion of The Burgerkrieg
Nov 22, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode Co-Host Tom interviews Gwydion from the YouTube Channel, The Burgerkrieg about a slightly different health related topic - immortality. Tom asks whether immortality is genuinely possible, whether it’s a good idea, and how on Earth that…
#374 - Are qualifications important?
Nov 19, 2018 • 6 min
Everyone thinks qualifications in life are important, but are they? Yes and no. There is huge context here, and I bring up this topic as too many people use knowledge acquisition by doing courses as a way to try and validate themselves, to find purpose…
#373 - Advancing yourself in the Gym with Tom Bainbridge
Nov 15, 2018 • 48 min
Want to advance what you do in the gym? This is the episode for you, we speak about training yourself, how you go about different training protocols, whether wraps, straps and belts are of benefit, the comment mistakes we see in the gym with exercise…
#372 - The 7 What’s, 1 Who
Nov 12, 2018 • 44 min
A while ago I had a chat with a Bird on a Bike, Sarah-Ann Lucas, who grilled me on some off script questions which included a game, the 7 what’s and the 1 who, which threw me, sometimes the way in which someone probes someone for answers is just as…
#371 - Will Food be Vegan, GMO & Liquid in 2050
Nov 8, 2018 • 48 min
What is the future of food, will it be like the Matrix, us eating a bowl of nutritionally balanced slop for all 3 meals, or maybe it will just be a few pills and a shake? Tom and I debate the future looking at GMO foods, the rise of plant based eating,…
#370 - People are so Judgemental!
Nov 5, 2018 • 9 min
Why are people so judgemental? Do you feel that judgement, does it stop you acting on things? It can be frustrating right, think of all the things you possibly stop doing due to the judgement and opinions of others. Well, today is the day we try combat…
#369 - Lauren Armes on Fear, Success & The Business Of Wellness
Nov 1, 2018 • 45 min
Feel fear? We all do. Want to be successful? We all do. Lauren Armes is no stranger to fear or success from a business and fitness life well trodden. Lauren is the founder of Well To Do Global, a business looking at the current and future trends of the…
#368 – Calorie Counting, Low Carb Diets & Dietary Anxiety (LIVE)
Oct 29, 2018 • 11 min
I lost 5.5 stone on a low carb diet, but does that mean a low carb diet is the BEST diet to follow? I was blinded by the facts from a personally developed bias, that bias was then compounded by selective learning to prove to myself it was the best diet.…
#367 - Rowing & Muscle Ups with Olympian Dr Cameron Nichol
Oct 25, 2018 • 49 min
The 2012 Olympics saw Dr Cameron Nichol compete in rowing for Team GB, which spurred a transition to creating Rowing WOD, crossfits answer to mastering the art of rowing which has now been used by many of the world top 10 crossfit athletes. He did this…
#366 - The Third Door aka TRY F***ING HARDER!
Oct 22, 2018 • 13 min
I’ve been getting a little salty recently, and some recent musings have spurred this salty episode that will hopefully inspire some thought. What is the concept of the third door? It’s something I haven’t realised I’ve been doing as default for over 10…
#365 - Fitness Life Lessons with Ben Mudge & Tom Bainbridge
Oct 18, 2018 • 33 min
After 10 years in the fitness industry, and on your own fitness journey, what do you learn about yourself? What have you changed? What do you know now that you didn’t, and wish you did? I interview Ben Mudge and Tom Bainbridge (my co-host) on life lessons…
#364 - Fad diets, why do we do them? With Scott Baptie & Emma Storey-Gordon
Oct 15, 2018 • 45 min
We know fad diets don’t work, but we keep doing them and expecting a different result, isn’t that the definition of insanity? Emma Storey-Gordon and Scott Baptie join me to debate the emotional connection we have to the dream of it working, why fad diets…
#363 - The Lean Machines discuss 10 years of Diet, Training & Mindset
Oct 10, 2018 • 47 min
The Lean Machines join me LIVE on the show from SFN Expo, a show where we discuss their journey in fitness, how their opinions and application of diet, training and mindset has changed over the years, whats next for them, why they love crossfit, their top…
#362 - Why do people struggle to be consistent?
Oct 8, 2018 • 10 min
People often struggle with consistency on a diet, but why? In this short podcast I explore the key issues around consistency, so if you’re struggling, get this downloaded, get it in your ears, take action. These things are simple, they’re just not always…
#361 - Are parents or schools to blame? With Cameron Parker
Oct 4, 2018 • 66 min
Cameron Parker, a motivational speaker in schools joins me to talk motivation, education, nutrition, schooling, parenting, personal ownership, societal norms, social media, addiction, body language, personal motivators, and the impression we are making as…
#360 - Animal vs Vegan Protein - Quality, Digestion & Amino Facts!
Sep 30, 2018 • 20 min
Find assessing protein quality confusing? In this show we explore the confusing world of protein quality, quantity and sources. How can you tell if a food provides good quality protein, and what can you do if you don’t get it?What about being vegetarian…
#359 - DEBATE: Energy drinks, should they be banned?
Sep 26, 2018 • 49 min
The UK Government are trying to ban energy drinks for Under 18s, and I agree with this move, but Tom my co-host doesn’t. So we settle our differences, or try to over a debate. We state our cases, our theories, outline some statistics on recent similar…
#358 - Failing your way to Success (Chapter 1 Cont.)
Sep 24, 2018 • 20 min
Too many people are scared of failure, but it shapes success. In this podcast I continue my story of how I went from bad personal trainer, to AWESOME personal trainer.I share the story where I realised I was bad, the self-awareness steps I went through,…
#357 - Can obesity be healthy? with Emma Storey-Gordon
Sep 19, 2018 • 47 min
This week, co-host Tom and Emma Storey-Gordon return to chat about metabolically healthy obesity. Does it really exist, is it a good thing to be promoting, and is there more to the story? By objectively delving into the topic with as little bias as…
#356 - Chapter 1: A Vision for Your Future
Sep 17, 2018 • 12 min
What is the vision for your future? For your life? For your career? In this short podcast I talk about my career when I was younger by reading the Introduction to my book ‘How to be an Awesome Personal Trainer’. This book is an autobiography of my work…
#355 - Running away from Depression with William Pullen
Sep 12, 2018 • 40 min
William Pullen is a running psychotherapist, yeah, I had no idea what that was either. But what ensued is one of my most enjoyable podcasts yet. I delve into Will’s journey into his job, explore the power that movement has in giving people emotional…
#354 - “Foods expensive” says the person who buys Costa Coffee daily!!
Sep 9, 2018 • 10 min
People complain about healthy food being expensive, but is it? People buy a Cost Coffee everyday but complain about the cost of a gym membership, is this complaining fair, is health and fitness expensive, or is it a case that we don’t value the cost of…
#353 - Are your ‘healthy’ habits damaging your health?
Sep 6, 2018 • 49 min
What if we are damaging our health through supposed healthy habits? Many of us are guilty of taking extreme approaches, or just taking things too far. In fitness we need to aim for balance, but how many people are truly living with balance, rather…
#352 - HIIT vs LISS cardio for Fat Loss & Calorie Ceilings for Performance!
Sep 3, 2018 • 9 min
Confused whether HIIT or LISS cardio is best? Don’t be, lets get some clarity on this short sharp show where I discuss the pros and cons of HIIT and LISS cardio so you know what to do and why so you can exercise more effectively, which leads into the…
#351 - From Obese to AWESOME - 13 years of life lessons!
Aug 29, 2018 • 63 min
If you could ask me ANYTHING what would it be? I get interviewed by Elliot Reeves (Inspired Edinburgh) on my 13 year journey to date. We discuss my ego, my view of myself, the world as I see it, my career, why I’ve made selfish choices, prioritising,…
#350 - Know someone who can’t get pregnant?
Aug 26, 2018 • 9 min
Do you know a couple that can’t get pregnant? I’ve helped many couples conceive, its an area of my work that just seemed to happen in the early years. And to be honest my approach is super simple. But there are a few key things I believe to be fundamental…
#349 - Can cannabis oil help your training? with Evan DeMarco
Aug 23, 2018 • 53 min
CBD or cannabidiol is a topic that’s on everyone’s lips at the moment. While some think it’s little more than an overhyped fad, others are claiming it will help everything from sleep to cancer - but what’s the truth? In this show co-host Tom chats to Evan…
#348 - Join my Private Facebook Community
Aug 19, 2018 • 5 min
I’ve just created a new community called #AskBen Coomber, it’s a place I’ll be doing live Q&As, sharing my training and nutrition updates, and levelling with you on a more personal level and helping YOU as much as I can. I’ll also be uploading my seminars…
#347 - Why is money a taboo topic? With Jason Graystone
Aug 15, 2018 • 43 min
99% of people hate talking about money, why?We have a culture of money secrecy, people scared to talk about what they earn, how much something cost, or what something is really worth. Yet we all want more?! I welcome Jason Graystone onto the show (Tier…
#346 - The ONE thing that will make you more Successful
Aug 12, 2018 • 8 min
Do you know what it is?The ONE thing that will make you more successful? It’s no secret, in fact the hint is in the title. Apply this tip and scale up your success at ANYTHING in life. Enjoy. And if you’ve feedback for the show, hit me up on social :)
#345 - Sonny Webster, He’s One Strong MO FO!
Aug 8, 2018 • 48 min
What does it take to be as strong as Sonny Webster? Join me as I interview Sonny Webster, a hugely popular man on Instagram throwing around silly weights all over the place, we discuss his journey into olympic weightlifting, what made him great, the steps…
#344 - Are you afraid to show the world how awesome you are?
Aug 5, 2018 • 9 min
Struggle with confidence in what you do and who you are?This needs to change, today. In todays podcast I want to discuss you and your ability to sell yourself. See, we’re all sales people, whether you like it or not. We’re selling ideas, ideals, beliefs,…
#343 - Extreme Personality Traits & Weekend Binges
Aug 1, 2018 • 54 min
Do you struggle with the weekend? Eat great during the week but it all goes to pot at the weekend? Perhaps its to do with your all our nothing mentality, or perhaps your mindset, planning and reasoning needs work? Ultimately, are you getting the results…
#342 - Honesty (with yourself) is the best policy!
Jul 30, 2018 • 5 min
Are you, honestly, being honest with yourself?With a diet, with change, with a training program, we have to be 100% raw and honest with ourselves and what we’ve done to get the outcome we’ve got, otherwise we bulls*** ourselves, and that never leads to…
#341 - Advice to my younger self, business failures & my 3 favourite books
Jul 26, 2018 • 76 min
What would you tell your younger self if you had the chance? What books would you get yourself to read as early on in life as possible? Have you learnt from your failures, or are you wallowing in them letting them define your future actions in a negative…
#340 - Do you procrastinate? Your life is in CHAOS!
Jul 22, 2018 • 10 min
Do you procrastinate? Do you lack clarity? Does it always feel like you’re fighting a losing in battle in your head? It’s time to clean your house…
#339 - Is Bacon & Alcohol harming us?
Jul 18, 2018 • 53 min
Have a couple of beers and people can loose their S*** when you’re a ‘fitness guy’. Reality is Tom and I drink a few times a week, but what is the safe or healthy level of alcohol consumption?What about processed meats that have been linked to cancer? In…
#338 - Life is AWESOME Again, But God it was Tough!
Jul 16, 2018 • 12 min
Remember podcasts 291 & 292 where I opened up about the hardest year of my life and nearly going bankrupt? Well I’ve 100% turned it around, I’m in a good place again, I’m giving myself a high 5! But how did I do it, and what have the last 6 months been…
#337 - Life is a Game of Poker with Mike Vacanti
Jul 11, 2018 • 39 min
In life, are you taking your chances? Mike Vacanti bought a one way trip to NYC to apply for a job, a massive gamble, and it worked, 5 minutes later he’s the personal coach to Gary VaynerChuk, BOOM!We discuss Mike’s life gambles, what stops others from…
#336 - Getting Strong(er) by NOT lifting heavy weights
Jul 8, 2018 • 17 min
Can you get stronger by not lifting heavy weights? Yes, but how? I feel the strongest I have ever felt, and all my 1RM lifts have gone up in the gym, yet I’m not doing any traditional rep ranges in terms of my strength training, why is this? A short show…
#335 - Career Advice for Young People (Live Talk at Kesgrave High School)
Jul 4, 2018 • 41 min
If I could tell my story and give young people career advice, what would I say? Well this live recording is just that. I got invited to Kesgrave high School in Ipswich to give a talk to 14-16 year olds. I wanted to inspire them with my journey, what I’d…
#334 - Hay Fever, I’ve solved it!!
Jul 1, 2018 • 6 min
Got Hay fever, me too, well, I did. I’ve been taking Fexofenadine and Montelukast, let me explain how this went down. Please note, this is not medical advice, just me solving my hay fever, feel free to do as you please with this advice and solving your…
#333 - Sex Differences in Nutrition & Training with Dr Abbie Smith-Ryan
Jun 27, 2018 • 40 min
Are there differences between men and women in their nutrition and training needs? In this episode I speak to researcher and doctorate Abbie Smith-Ryan from University of North Carolina, as we delve into macronutrients, HIIT training, supplements, stress,…
#332 - #TheTruthAboutCarbs Motivation & Industry BS
Jun 24, 2018 • 9 min
The #TruthAboutCarbs is doing the rounds, oh my days, so lets look at the research, research and science based arguments vs peoples opinions, what motivates us, and industry BS. I pack a lot into this micro show which is a clip from my interview on the…
#331 - Going DEEP into my Brain with The 3 Dumbbells
Jun 20, 2018 • 57 min
If you could ask me anything, what would you ask me? This is how this show went down. The 3 Dumbbells is a London based podcast with Fred, Seb and Mat, and this is the recording as they dive deep into my professional background, my favourite books, top…
#330 - The Fitness Industry is Broken, but you’re NOT (A Short Poem by Dave Cottrell)
Jun 17, 2018 • 3 min
The fitness industry is a weird place right? Don’t get me wrong, it needs to change, it has to change, people are more confused and troubled than ever despite the wealth of information available, but there is light everywhere, you just need to know where…
#329 - James Haskell on Mastering Athleticism & Sensitive Snowflake Syndrome
Jun 13, 2018 • 43 min
James Haskell, England and Lions rugby player and top lad is BACK for his 3rd appearance on the show! Today we evolve the topic of mastering your own athleticism, why so many young men are not achieving their goals, the benefits of expertise and having a…
#328 - Hydration Facts & Summer Supplements
Jun 10, 2018 • 14 min
Is your hydration optimal and do our supplement needs change in the summer? This is a key question as we enter the hot summer months. In this podcast I discuss the hydration index, beer and coffee being dehydrating, minerals in our water, electrolytes,…
#327 - Data Driven Fitness with Tom Bainbridge
Jun 6, 2018 • 30 min
When do you need more data to reach your goals? And what data do we pay attention to? In this episode Tom B and I answer one of your questions discussing how do we get better results, when do we need more data, what is that data, where do psychological…
#326 - Three Ways to Solve Pain in your Life Quicker
Jun 4, 2018 • 15 min
Is there pain in your life today, or has there been in the past and it took you too long to solve it and move on? Pain is an indicator, we don’t avoid it, bury it, or hide it, we deal with it head on, but how when it feels too tender to touch? Today lets…
#325 - What is the Future of Health & Fitness (EXPLICIT: Live Recording)
May 30, 2018 • 46 min
The fitness industry is full of egos and narcissists, and it’s not helping the industry move forward. In this frank live recording from my May 2018 Body Power Expo talk I get as raw and honest as I can about the state of the fitness industry, the issues…
#324 - Nutrition is confusing when you have no BS filter!
May 28, 2018 • 5 min
Do we do ourselves a disservice sometimes with our learning? We follow all sorts of people online and absorb all sorts of facts daily, but do we have a BS filter that is fully operational? Are we applying common sense? After listening to a Joe Rogan…
#323 - Fat Loss: The Struggle is real (Live Recording, BeFit Expo)
May 23, 2018 • 47 min
Why is fat loss complicated? Or is it, really, honestly? In this candid and honest talk I freestyle on my approach to coaching clients at Be Fit Expo. I got invited to the event to present to a room of ladies on why they might be holding THEMSELVES back…
#322 – Is your mobile phone a healthy part of your life?
May 20, 2018 • 18 min
Today I set you 2 challenges around your mobile phone and social media use. I’m setting these challenges as I see too many people having an unhealthy relationship with social media and or social media giving them some sort of anxiety.Our mental well-being…
#321 - Running around London with Virgin Sport & Jessica Frey
May 16, 2018 • 30 min
Why would someone run, or do any exercise? Should it be fun, or just lead to an outcome, and how do we find out what really makes us tick? Virgin Sport are trying to do things a little bit differently, their races, the charities they support, their…
#320 - From client to coach with Chris Harrison
May 14, 2018 • 32 min
When we first met Chris he was struggling to find balance in his nutrition and training, and as a result didn’t feel as healthy as he believed he could. Two years later he is in amazing shape both inside and out, and that’s not the only change!Chris has…
#319 - The genetics of obesity with Emma Storey Gordon
May 9, 2018 • 48 min
This fascinating conversation with Emma Story Gordon explores the role that genetics have in the development of obesity in free living conditions. After all, we all live in the same environment and most people don’t want to be obese - so why is it that…
#318 - Finding balance in a noisy Fitness World with Emily Rayner
May 6, 2018 • 20 min
We are joined by ex-BTN Academy student and online nutrition coach Emily Rayner to discuss her journey. Emily joined the fitness industry after improving her own mindset and fitness and taking the time to learn how to improve her behaviours, both to…
#317 - How Stress is Harming us with Ori Hofmekler
May 2, 2018 • 50 min
How is stress really affecting us? And what stress is the worst for us? The author of The Warrior Diet joins me on the show to discuss stress and it’s dynamics, how it is really affecting us, why, and whether our biological systems are handling what we…
#316 - Nutrition from a Doctor’s perspective with Dr.Aileen Alexander
Apr 30, 2018 • 20 min
There are a growing number of Doctors who are becoming aware of the power of nutrition and exercise as preventative medicine, and ex BTN student, Aileen Alexander of ThisDoctorLifts is one of them. In this short episode she chats about her thoughts on the…
#315 - Fail at Life to Succeed at Life with Dave Cottrell
Apr 25, 2018 • 56 min
We all need to fail at life to learn, but how much? After being bullied at school, a failed marriage, hiding behind a fake persona and a less than ideal upbringing, Dave Cottrell decided to make a life pivot, a pivot that led him to lose over 9 stone,…
#314 - Things I regret & would change about the past
Apr 22, 2018 • 18 min
We all have regrets, but why? It’s because we change and evolve as people, we learn to be better, to do better. Today is one of those days of reflection. I’ve deleted over 60 old podcast episodes, but why? It’s because I’ve changed, I’ve evolved, I’ve…
#313 - Medicine vs Food vs Exercise with The Food Medic Dr Hazel Wallace
Apr 18, 2018 • 41 min
Dr Hazel Wallace is back to debate food vs exercise vs medicine, where does it all fit together? Being a Doctor & health coach Hazel is in the perfect position to comment on the changes we are seeing both in the medical world and the food and health…
#312 - Focus on what you’re good at!
Apr 16, 2018 • 9 min
Are you empowering or disempowering yourself? We’re all too good at being negative and holding ourselves back, well, its time to stop that. I’ve two important lessons today as a result of learning I’ve done last week in a room full of people I respect and…
#311 - Preventive Medicine, are we doing enough? With Dr Carl Brandt
Apr 11, 2018 • 38 min
We often complain the NHS aren’t doing enough, but are they? What preventive healthcare initiatives are happening, and how are the scientific innovators trying to effect the nations health? I debate with Dr Carl Brandt on nutrition vs exercise and what is…
#310 - Being positive with Death - Hardest Year of my Life by John Chapman (Lean Machines)
Apr 8, 2018 • 17 min
When someone dies, how do you stay positive? Should you even stay positive? John Chapman, one half of The Lean Machines is a dear friend of mine and also, last year, had what he felt was the hardest year of his life. After a death in the family he…
#309 - Hollywood Actors, Steroids & Fluffy Fitness with Don Saladino
Apr 4, 2018 • 41 min
What does a legend in the game do to keep things fresh? Don Saladino has been in the fitness game for 19 years, he’s trained Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and many other A-listers, he’s also coached someone down from 800 Lbs, built a gym in New York, and…
#308 - What to do when you hit burnout! (Me right now)
Apr 1, 2018 • 16 min
What do you do when you hit burnout, do you even know if you’re burnt out? Right now I’m low, weak and feel powerless, I’m not myself, but I had to get to this place, and it’s been a long time coming if I’m honest. Today I share with you the last few…
#307 - Our Teeth & The Food we Eat with Dr Steven Lin
Mar 28, 2018 • 44 min
Do our teeth reflect the health of our diet? Many years ago a book called ‘Nutrition and Physical Degeneration’ pointed at a change in our diet and the health of our teeth, now dentist Dr Steven Lin aims to continue this seminal work by Dr Weston A Price.…
#306 - S.A.D & Vitamin D - 10 min Solo Show
Mar 25, 2018 • 9 min
S.A.D is a seasonal form of depression that affects 1 in 15 in the UK. Could S.A.D relate to a vitamin D deficiency? The answer is maybe, and in this episode Tom lets you know what he did about it this year in some personal experimentation. *Note, this is…
#305 - Motivation, Relationships & Changing Identity With Tom
Mar 21, 2018 • 38 min
What is motivation, and how do you keep cultivating it? Is it internal, or can we create it, maybe it’s just a state of energy and focus, and how do we change it? Tom and I open discussion on mindset and motivation and segway into a discussion on…
#304 - Personal development - Tom’s perspective
Mar 18, 2018 • 9 min
The inmates are running the asylum - Tom has a solo show! Personal development is a critical part of your growth as a practitioner, a coach, an athlete and a person; but in the age of information are we doing personal development wrong? If you read 60…
#303 - Cancer Research UK join me to discuss the O_B_ S_ _Y Campaign
Mar 14, 2018 • 27 min
After episode 301 Cancer Research UK got in touch, so this episode Cancer Research join me to discuss the facts of the O_B_ S_ _Y Campaign. What was the aim of the campaign and what data was it based on? Is obesity really a serious threat to our health…
#302 - Personal Development, My Current 2018 Plan
Mar 11, 2018 • 10 min
I believe in life we have to grow, it’s what keeps us whole. We need to keep learning and growing and challenging ourselves. Whats my current plan with my own personal development? Find out in this quick 10 minute podcast.
#301 - OB_S_ _Y & Cancer - Is it Fat Shaming? Lets Debate!
Mar 7, 2018 • 61 min
Is the most recent Cancer UK OBESITY campaign fat shaming? Tom and I look objectively at the campaign and discuss it’s pros, cons, and whether it will work to create a change in dietary awareness. We then move onto discuss the new 400-600-600 OneLife diet…
#300 - Veganism, Business & Bollox with Matt Pritchard (TVs Dirty Sanchez)
Mar 1, 2018 • 45 min
Matt Pritchard from TVs Dirty Sanchez is now an ultra endurance vegan athlete, but why? What changed after years of travelling the world and being viewed by 400 million people on TV? What damage has he done to his body? We also discuss his change of…
#299 - Female Muscle & Debates about Dairy with Tom B
Feb 21, 2018 • 42 min
What’s the deal with women not being able to build muscle as well as men? Are they really weaker in the upper body, and what can we do to combat both these problems? What rep ranges should women be training in? Why is crossfit creating badass female…
#298 - Battling Anorexia with Nicola Hobbs
Feb 15, 2018 • 62 min
Do you know anyone with an eating disorder? ED’s are now a growing problem in the world with social media, mis-information and societal pressure. Someone I’ve known for many years and been close to has battled with an ED, Anorexia, and now writes, teaches…
#297 - Is Happiness a Flawed Concept? With Will Foster
Feb 7, 2018 • 44 min
Should we be happy all the time? Thats what the self help gurus say no, that if we get it right we should be happy 24/7? In this fascinating episode about happiness I hear about the work of Will Foster, a happiness coaches that calls BS on many of the…
#296 - Facebook Depression, Brain Hacks & Being an Adult with Tom B
Feb 1, 2018 • 38 min
Did you know Facebook depression is now a thing? Social media is a modern day time phenomenon that we have to deal with daily, and for some its affecting our lives both positively, and negatively. In this episode we explore modern technology, brain…
#295 Ep.3 - Eat, Train & Think like an Olympic Athlete, with British Triathlon coaches
Jan 24, 2018 • 26 min
We all see professional athletes as unreachable; as people in a physical condition we’ll never be able to match. In fact, professional athletes are people just like us. They have just learned how to master the fundamentals – eating, sleeping, training,…
#295 Ep.2 - Is triathlon for me? Advice from British Triathlon coaches
Jan 24, 2018 • 24 min
It’s fair to say that most of us see triathlon as a sport that requires extreme strength and endurance, involves training long hours, and needs very expensive kit. However, the reality is different. In this episode, presented by Accenture, Official…
#295 Ep.1 - Master your Body & Mind with British Triathlon coaches
Jan 24, 2018 • 23 min
Am I in good shape? Am I training too much or too little? Am I pushing too hard? Why am I so tired? We’ve all asked ourselves whether our exercise and nutrition plans are actually adding to our quality of life or affecting it. In this episode, presented…
#294 - HIIT, Pilates & Anti-Dieting with Hollie Grant
Jan 17, 2018 • 56 min
Is Pilates and HIIT training the perfect combo to perform in the gym for optimal health and performance? What an earth is anti-dieting, and why is it empowering many women across the globe? What can you learn from pastry chef turned trainer and coach…
#293 - BIG Scary Goals & Extreme Personality Traits with Brian Keane
Jan 10, 2018 • 49 min
This show is a rocker, with fellow podcaster Brian Keane as we discuss our paths to success as people, what we now learn and why, the personality traits we have and why, why we love BIG scary goals and how it defines us, success as a human and what it…
#292 - Part 2: The Hardest Year of my Life - The Lessons
Jan 3, 2018 • 43 min
What did I learn from my experiences in 2017? How did I stay strong and positive in light of all the pain and negativity? What would I do differently if I could turn back the clocks? What happened to my motivation to exercise during this time? Did the…
#291 - The Hardest Year of My Life - Solo Show
Dec 28, 2017 • 43 min
2017 was the hardest year of my life, why? I spent 9 months facing bankruptcy, I got attacked more online than I’ve ever done to date, I got my passion beaten out of me, I lost my ability to innovate, I realised I have fear and weakness’s that I thought I…
#290 - Genetic Potential, Protein Dosing & 6 Week PT Courses
Dec 21, 2017 • 31 min
You know our Q&A shows are awesome, right? Well this one is…. BOOM! Why? We just cover a ton, quickly, discussing our genetic potential as humans in the gym, how to change your training based on your genetic potential, periodisation for hypertrophy and…
#289 - Calisthenics Vs Gym Training with The School of Callisthenics
Dec 13, 2017 • 54 min
When it comes to training, what is Calisthenics? Is it better than traditional gym training, and where do the theories of strength and conditioning intersect with Calisthenics, if at all? I talk to Tim and David from The School of Calisthenics in the…
#288 - Is your Relationship Healthy with Susan Winter
Dec 7, 2017 • 48 min
What do you do if your partner isn’t into fitness as much as you? How do you know if that relationship is the ONE? Are you someone who bickers with your partner over petty things, why is this, are we poor communicators, or are we not right for one…
#287 - My Tony Robbins Experience & Debating Free Will
Nov 30, 2017 • 46 min
The human brain and human emotion is a powerful area of discussion, a topic we go deep into on this episode. We open the discussion with a debate and look at the concept of Free Will and whether it exists, and then we evolve this around my experience at…
#286 - Veganism, Protein & Building Muscle with Joseph Agu
Nov 23, 2017 • 60 min
Did you watch the Netflix documentary ‘What the Health’? Did it get you worried? Well in this podcast episode with Joseph Agu we look at the data around the show, whether meat and protein is bad, whether we should be afraid of eggs and dairy, and then…
#285 - Become Super Motivated with Sal Di Stefano from Mind Pump
Nov 16, 2017 • 47 min
Is motivation this magical thing that some have and some don’t? Maybe, but there is a whole system to developing the mindset to unstoppable motivation, so much so that it’s then purely a habit. Join myself and Sal Di Stefano as we delve into motivation,…
#284 - Fear of Food, Fear of Failure with Tom Bainbridge
Nov 9, 2017 • 41 min
Do you have fears around your health, food, progress and life in general? This is the episode for you. Myself and Tom discuss the issues people have around food and why, how we can start to alleviate some of the anxiety around food and become more…
#283 - Being led by Ego with Lee Constantinou
Nov 2, 2017 • 47 min
Are your actions led by ego? This is all too common in fitness and bodybuilding. I talk to Lee about his many years in fitness, bodybuilding and competing. We cover his journey from Karate to bodybuilding, to now accepting and leading a life of balance.…
#282 - Hormones, PCOS & Weight Gain with Claire Goodwin
Oct 26, 2017 • 40 min
Can hormones make you gain weight, or stop you from losing weight? I’m joined by PCOS Nutritionist Claire Goodwin as we discuss her background as a competitive athlete and how her weight was never a simple equation of calories in vs calories out. When…
#281 - How & Why Humans Behave with Food with Tom Bainbridge
Oct 19, 2017 • 47 min
When it comes to food & nutrition, why do we do what we do? How do we know when our nutrition or our environment needs to change for a more positive outcome? Could our relationship be a point of friction in optimal dietary outcome? When were presented…
#280 - Fighting, Fatherhood & Colostomy bags with Simon Herbert
Oct 12, 2017 • 32 min
What does a new dad do when he wants to train for a fight? Train for it, that’s what. Simon Herbert is a fighter, newly appointed dad, gym owner, coach and nutritionist. An expert juggler of all the above with a history of irritable bowel disease we…
#279 - What happened to Clean Eating Alice?
Oct 5, 2017 • 40 min
Clean Eating Alice is now Alice Liveing, but why, what happened? In this amazing interview with Alice Liveing we uncover her recent journey of nutritional and fitness change, the journey that took her into this world of Instagram fitness with 3 best…
#278 - Building Muscle & Fitness Intuition with Tom Bainbridge
Sep 28, 2017 • 42 min
Can we push too hard and not make progress? How much is too much? This is the problematic area of fitness, knowing whether you are doing too much, or not enough. The reality is it’s very personal, but in this show we explore building muscle, training to…
#277 - What do you eat in the wild? With Survivorman Les Stroud
Sep 21, 2017 • 44 min
Want to know who the real Bear Grylls is? This man, Les Stroud. Over 70 episodes where he goes into the wild to survive on his TV show ‘Survivorman’ that he films himself. Les Stroud joins me on the show to discuss his diet at home and in the world, how…
#276 - Debating the EatWell Plate with ‘The Food Medic’ Hazel Wallace
Sep 14, 2017 • 41 min
Hazel Wallace, Doctor & Trainer, aka the Food Medic joins me to discuss… In a world of lifestyle related diseases, do we appreciate BOTH the value of food and medicine? Do we need to be more aligned to have more impact in the world? And, is the fitness…
#275 - Science + Trial & Error = RESULTS with Tom Bainbridge
Sep 7, 2017 • 41 min
This week we coach someone and go into detail on a real case study discussing calorie and nutrient intake, the application of science and how real world feedback changes our approach, phobias and how to alleviate anxiety with data, calculating energy…
#274 - Strong on the outside, broken on the inside with Molly Galbraith
Aug 31, 2017 • 44 min
Getting strong in the gym is easy, what about outside the gym? Molly Galbraith has a global movement called GIRLS GONE STRONG, and she’s inspired 1000’s to accept their bodies and move from strength to strength physically and mentally. But how?
#273 - The Future of Fitness with Lou Schuler
Aug 24, 2017 • 41 min
What is the future of fitness? See, trends come and go in fitness, but principals don’t, but what are these principals? What does the future hold? I interview fitness legend Lou Schuler, author of the book series ‘The new rules of lifting’
#272 - Bad Sh*t, Oestrogen & Washing up with Tom Bainbridge
Aug 17, 2017 • 34 min
Life throws SO much sh*t at us, but, how can it makes us stronger? How can we build greater resilience and become battle proof?
#271 - Debating Diets: Keto vs High Carb vs IF with Menno Henselmans
Aug 10, 2017 • 37 min
What diet is best, and when? I explore this controversial topic with Menno Henselmans from Bayesain BodyBuilding, discussing high carb diets, low carb diets, keto, and when these should be applied for HIIT training, body building, strength training,…
#270 - Mastering your Body(weight) with Tom Bainbridge
Aug 3, 2017 • 40 min
When we look to master our body, what does this actually mean? If you didn’t have any weights, bands, plates, nothing, how would you exercise? And if we only had our body weight, could you maintain your muscle mass, or could you even build muscle mass?…
#269 - Olympic Athlete to Fit Foodie with Derval O’Rourke
Jul 27, 2017 • 36 min
When a 100m hurdle sprint athlete retires, what do they do? Turn to food, of course, but in a good way. In this episode I discuss life as a retired athlete with Derval O’Rourke (Olympian), how her life has now changed with her training and nutrition.
#268 - Mental Roadblocks - I get interviewed by Chris Dufey
Jul 20, 2017 • 30 min
Got mental blocks that you can’t break through? Perhaps it’s the way you think, the way you are wired, your up bringing, and just how you feel about yourself. Either way, the way you think and act might be holding you back. Chris interviews me on my take…
#267 - The Perfect Workout with Andy McKenzie
Jul 13, 2017 • 37 min
What do you do in the gym, and why? What should you do as a warm up, cool down, and the bulk of the session? What can we learn from crossfit and other systems of training? In this episode we explore Andy’s WRAPS system of training and explore the…
#266 - New Perspectives on Hormones, Dieting, Stress & Coaching with Tom Bainbridge
Jul 6, 2017 • 51 min
The answers are often staring us in the face, but are we being objective enough to see them. Our diet, our training, the macros we eat, the stress in our lives, its all there, we just need to see it. Tom and I conquer 3 key listeners questions today that…
#265 - Our Relationship with Food with Devyn Sisson
Jun 29, 2017 • 29 min
Do you have a healthy relationship with food? Does food cause you anxiety? Does your beliefs around food make you not enjoy food, and do you think you would enjoy food more, in the right quantities, with a shift in your mindset around food? Devyn Session,…
#264 - Women, get STRONG & Resilient with Aldine Preisner
Jun 22, 2017 • 56 min
Ladies, want 10 steps to ultimate success with your body and mind? Then this show is for you, and yes, guys can learn a TON here too. In this show I discuss Aldine’s 10 steps to success system, covering her mindset essentials, her training essentials, and…
#263 - Fat Burners & Pro-Hormones with Tom Bainbridge
Jun 15, 2017 • 49 min
Want to know more about some of the darker supplements in our industry, that are often used in the world of bodybuilding? Steroids, fat burners, pro-hormones, glucose disposal agents, and more are discussed in this podcast with super brainy co-host Tom…
#262 - Bulletproof Coffee, Changing Perspective & Supplements
Jun 8, 2017 • 42 min
It’s not often it happens on this show, but let’s turn the tables where I get interviewed. This interview is one I did for a show called Zestology by Tony Wrighton. Tony interviewed me on my perspective around bulletproof coffee, anxiety issues are food…
#261 - Liquid Meals, Ghrelin & Calories with Tom Bainbridge
Jun 1, 2017 • 53 min
Want to have a shake for breakfast, uh oh, think twice… NO seriously, should we, is it an option? Let’s have a look at what the research says, what’s in all these drinks like Huel, Soylent, Herbalife and Rosa Labs, and delve into the why, how and ethics…
#260 - Environmental Oestrogen’s with Dr Anthony G Jay
May 25, 2017 • 51 min
Should we be concerned with environmental Oestrogen? Do you know all the ways it creeps into our diet? There are 10 top offenders, and in this informative podcast with Dr Anthony G Jay, we uncover the dangers of Oestrogens and what we can do about it. For…
#259 - I am the best, are you? with TV’s The Dogfather
May 18, 2017 • 39 min
Want to know what we can learn from dogs? A lot. In this episode I talk to Graeme Hall, the Dogfather (from TV’s ‘Dog’s behaving badly’), a dog trainer that focuses on human behaviour to get the best out of the owner, and the dog, to create positive…
#258 - Plant Based Diets with Rachel Guy
May 11, 2017 • 33 min
Is a plant based diet better for your health? Or for your hormones? Can meat cause cancer and other diseases? Charlotte writes into the show and asks the question, what are the benefits to vegan eating and plant based diets, and in today’s show, we…
#257 - Opening up about Mental Health with Sanctus
May 4, 2017 • 29 min
Do we talk enough about mental health? I’d say no, and James Rontledge from Sanctus agree’s, a man on a mission to spread awareness of mental health after experiencing anxiety and social pressure to conform himself. As a result he created Sanctus, a…
#256 - Your Psychological Training Profile with Christian Thibaudeau
Apr 27, 2017 • 48 min
Are you training effectively in the gym? Perhaps your not matching your training to your psychological profile. In this fascinating episode I explore all the character traits that drive us and how this relates to getting bigger, stronger, faster, leaner…
#255 - Tactical Life Skills with Mykel Hawke
Apr 20, 2017 • 26 min
Want to know how to be better at life? Then listen to Mykel Hawke, a decorated U.S. soldier with a vast background in tactical survival and war. Now a hit TV star in the U.S. Mykel and I discuss life discipline and how it’s curated, how you can harness…
#254 - Is 2nd place good enough? With Sheli McCoy
Apr 13, 2017 • 46 min
Is it the journey or the destination we are seeking? Philosophical right… but life is about meaning to us, ourselves, and life is actually a selfish journey, to deny this is futile. In this episode I talk to Crossfit Athlete Sheli McCoy about rising from…
#253 - IIFYM Debate, Micronutrition & Bad Injuries with Rachel Guy
Apr 6, 2017 • 38 min
Rachel is back on the show as we discuss the differences between full fat and whole fat dairy, micro nutrition and the IIFYM debate, multi-vitamins, bad injuries and what to do, extreme approaches to exercises, massive gym fails, humility, and much more,…
#252 - Powerlifting: The Debate Continues
Mar 30, 2017 • 48 min
Episode 251 caused a stir all over social media, it’s the show that has gotten the most attention for some time from an apparent negative perspective, so we had to do a part 2 podcast. In this podcast myself and Tom Bainbridge, my special guest, discuss…
#251 - Powerlifting: Why you Shouldn’t do it
Mar 23, 2017 • 10 min
Powerlifting has become very popular over recent years, but, are people doing it for the right reasons? Is it aligned with your training goals and wants for your body? Do you know how it’s having an effect on your body? In this podcast, it’s time to…
#250 - Stop feeling hungry & developing Hunger for your dream!
Mar 16, 2017 • 20 min
Another solo show, this week were talking about how to stop feeling hungry when you have lost a ton of weight, the dynamics of staying full and not getting cravings, and consistent vs inconsistent calorie intakes and its affect on your recovery. We then…
#249 - Nutritional science & why it can fails us
Mar 9, 2017 • 51 min
Love nutrition science? Me too, but it can fail us, how? Well the world we live in is not black and white, there are real world situations to consider and various dynamics at play, basically, everyone has their own context, AND, when you analyse or…
#248 - Live Diet Assessment & Goal Setting
Mar 2, 2017 • 17 min
Want to see how I would calculate someones energy needs? Struggle with knowing when to stop training? Think you train too much, but don’t get DOMS or signs that you should stop? Scared of losing muscle mass? Think your goals need to be readjusted? how do…
#247 - Strength, Stamina & The Perfect Body with Ross Edgley
Feb 23, 2017 • 38 min
Can you train for strength and stamina and be optimal? A question Ross Edgley, sports scientist, athlete and legend, is always asking himself. After a Treeathlon, a marathon pulling a car, 1000 miles with an army backpack barefoot, and more, he is finding…
#246 - Sexual Trauma & Emotional Eating with Sam Skelly
Feb 16, 2017 • 34 min
Why do we eat emotionally? Does it have anything to do with significance? Is our life serving us, and are we ready to break free from life’s shackles to live a life of happiness and freedom? In this Episode with Sam Skelly I explore the various reasons we…
#245 - Cardio, Muscle Loss, Diet & Macro’s with Rachel Guy
Feb 9, 2017 • 33 min
If you did want to lose muscle, how would you do it? I know, mad right, but this is a legitimate question. How do we then manipulate the diet and our macros, how do we train, and what are the dangers? Also covered in the show, why and how should we train,…
#244 - Effective Gym Training with Tony Gentilcore
Feb 2, 2017 • 35 min
What is effective gym training? Let Tony Gentilcore tell you as we explore these questions…. How do we know if we are spending our time wisely training? What differences are there between women and men training in the gym? What role does mobility play,…
#243 - 401 Marathons & it’s affect on the body with Ben Smith
Jan 26, 2017 • 45 min
If you did 401 marathons, how do you think it would affect your body, let alone your mind? Ben Smith, a man on a quest to find out what makes him tick in life set out to run 401 marathons in 401 days, an incredible feat of mental and physical toughness.…
#242 - Be a Badass with Joe DeFranco - 21 Years in the Strength Business
Jan 19, 2017 • 43 min
How do you be a badass? You listen to Joe DeFranco, thats what. Joe owns one of the most famous gyms in the world, training the elite of the elite, his gym, his methods and his opinions do not get any better. Joe is a legend and someone that highly…
#241 - Aspartame, Fat Loss & Insulin with James Krieger
Jan 12, 2017 • 35 min
Want to know the science about aspartame, fat loss, metabolism, insulin, weight management, nutrients effect on fat loss, and more? Tune in to this science focused podcast with James Krieger. Check him our at: http://weightology.net
#240 - How to have more success in 2017 with Rachel Guy
Jan 5, 2017 • 54 min
What have I learnt in 2016, and how will that improve 2017? What have I failed at? What have I succeeded at? What am I disappointed with? How will my diet and training change in 2017? What life goals have I got? What have I learnt about people that can…
#239 - Being STRONG with Zanna Van Dijk
Dec 29, 2016 • 33 min
Instagram has blown up fitness, but is it all positive? Does it paint a good enough picture of being strong, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally? Zanna Van Dijk is the perfect person to talk about this with, a fitness blogger and instagram…
#238 - The Future of Nutrition with Danny Lennon aka Sigma Nutrition
Dec 22, 2016 • 45 min
Danny Lennon, aka Sigma Nutrition, joins me on the show to discuss what does evidence based nutrition actually mean? And where does this start and stop with being our guiding star in everything nutrition and training related? What are the biggest things…
#237 - Train like an Athlete with Mike Israetel
Dec 15, 2016 • 46 min
Mike Israetel is one clever dude, and an experienced athlete, and in this episode you get the pleasure of learning from him. Mike, a professor at Temple University in Physiology, is well versed in training science, so in this episode we delve in to the…
#236 - Crossfit Pt 2 - Diet & Training Concepts with Sheli McCoy
Dec 8, 2016 • 39 min
Sheli McCoy is back on the show talking diet and training concepts in crossfit. I raise more questions on what is nutrition in the crossfit world and how has it evolved, how is crossfit evolving to change its approach to training, what actually is…
#235 - Crossfit, Good or Bad with Sheli McCoy (Pt 1)
Dec 7, 2016 • 34 min
Sheli McCoy is a crossfit athlete with a powerful story, a story that not many know. Crossfit has got plenty of negative press over the years, but let’s explore why, and how, and what it is doing to change that. Why is crossfit one of the most empowering…
#234 - Obesity, Fat Loss & Honesty with Rachel Guy
Nov 24, 2016 • 29 min
In this episode we get very honest with ourselves and our situations, the daily things we deal with as people that could hold us back, but shouldn’t if we choose to be honest about the why and be clear with a solution. Could 1 simple shift in our mindset…
#233 - Squat Ass to Grass Baby - Training Chat with Dave Cripps
Nov 17, 2016 • 35 min
Another training and S&C focused chat with Dave Cripps. Dave has been on the show so another dose of his training wisdom as we talk simplification in training, fundamental movements, common weakness’s, where people lack success, how he coaches and more.…
#232 - Books & People I’ve Learnt From - Solo Show on Personal Success
Nov 10, 2016 • 32 min
From whom have I learnt from in the last 10 years to be successful at what I do? In this episode I discuss all the people I have learnt from that has shaped me as a practitioner and person, both from a nutrition point of view, mindset point of view,…
#231 - Our Feet, Gym Shoes & Vitamins with Rachel Guy
Nov 3, 2016 • 36 min
Today’s show is an assortment of topics including our feet and how they move, the best gym shoes to wear, our thoughts on vibram shoes, lower body biomechanics issues, and vitamins and the stages of pregnancy and best advice. All with my lovely co-host…
#230 - Be a Fitness Unicorn with Mark Fisher
Oct 27, 2016 • 42 min
Mark Fisher joins me on the show to discuss success in our fitness journey. We explore: - What makes us all successful within our journey - Why so many of us lack confidence and where that fits in with external and internal motivators - How Rich Fronin…
#229 - Life’s a Journey, but are you embracing it?
Oct 24, 2016 • 14 min
Life’s a Journey, but are we embracing it’s potential? Are you embracing your potential? Lifes too short not too….. solo show for Podcast 229, enjoy
#228 - Diabetes Health & Performance with Phil Graham
Oct 13, 2016 • 50 min
I invite Phil Graham for a 2nd interview on the podcast and this time we discuss diabetes, something that is very close to Phil’s heart. In this interview we discuss the differences between type 1 and 2 diabetes, how to optimise it, the role of insulin,…
#227 - Perfect Body, Perfect Mind with Jamie Alderton aka Grenade Jay
Oct 6, 2016 • 47 min
We are all capable of great things, but we have to choose to be great. Jamie is someone I disliked many years ago in fitness, but his teachings and where he is at these days impresses me daily, his mindset, his training, everything is an example to others…
#226 - The Pursuit of Perfection with Paul McGregor
Sep 29, 2016 • 30 min
Are you seeking perfection? Is it a healthy or unhealthy habit you have? Where do we draw the line with what is healthy, and what is not? Being vein is a good thing, but there is a limit, how do we find this personal limit and channel this desire to be…
#225 - Biceps Win Races with Hunter McIntyre
Sep 22, 2016 • 48 min
Who is Hunter McIntyre? A legend from the OCR world, set to take the world obstacle course world by storm again this year as he looks to win the world championship. Hunter is a charismatic and passionate athlete, pushing his body and mind to new and…
#224 - Food Testing & A Farewell…
Sep 19, 2016 • 9 min
This week I chit chat over food intolerance testing and their accuracy and have a farewell to make…
#223 - The Perfect Body Fat % with Rachel Guy
Sep 15, 2016 • 33 min
What is the perfect body fat %, or is there one? The body has many ways of showing you what is the ideal, but how many of us are listening to the cues. But we need to, its paramount. In this episode we go off on many tangents, discussing how we view the…
#222 - Effort vs Reward
Sep 12, 2016 • 11 min
Do you get out what you put in? We continue the conversation that Gaye and Stephanie started weeks ago about growing old, your body changing, and the pressure to be a certain way set by the fitness industry. Another short solo show evolving this topic…
#221 - Metabolic Adaptation with Layne Norton
Sep 8, 2016 • 40 min
What role does the metabolism have in fat loss, a huge amount, but what individual variations are there, what do we need to be aware of? What is meant by the term metabolic adaptation, and do some individuals metabolisms adapt very well to dietary intake…
#220 - Superfoods, do they exist?
Sep 5, 2016 • 6 min
Do superfoods exist, arguments are for and against, but who is correct, and what advice does this elicit for our future nutrition?
#219 - Environment Breeds Success
Sep 1, 2016 • 12 min
Are you giving yourself the chance to be successful? I answer a question from an ex youth athlete on why she can’t break the cycle to get back into achieving some success in her life. So I look at the why’s, the hows, and the environment we surround…
#218 - Farting & The Gut
Aug 29, 2016 • 6 min
Do you fart? We all do, but some more than others. How do we know when its just normal, and when its due to intolerances and sensitivities in our diet? Find out…
#217 - Toxins, the Gut & Hypnotherapy with Jaclyn Dunne
Aug 25, 2016 • 35 min
How does our environment interact with us on many levels? Are we aware of all the things that can contribute to optimal health? I speak to Jaclyn Dunne, a holistic practitioner, hypnotherapist, an CHEK lifestyle coach about her journey with the gut, her…
#216 - Fat Loss & Hyper-mobility
Aug 22, 2016 • 10 min
How does someone with hyper-mobility need to exercise? Does anything change with nutrition? What about supplements? Its a different case, let’s discuss the approach…
#215 - Fear of Success with Stephen Aish
Aug 18, 2016 • 39 min
Why do we fear success, and is fear a barrier to so much in our life? My guest Stephen Aish looks at why we feel guilt, and pain, and how to look around these debilitating emotions. How can simple mindset shifts start to uncover more success in our lives?…
#214 - Cover Model Body at age 50!
Aug 15, 2016 • 9 min
How do you want to look when you get old? How much of it is in our control? There is an element of ageing gracefully, but also pushing to look awesome, so where do we draw the line of body beautiful into old age…
#213 - Injury, Metabolism & Performance with Rachel Guy
Aug 11, 2016 • 35 min
An injury focused show and its impact on the body and mind, looking at the metabolism and training load, how it will affect performance, strategies to train while injured, mindset shifting, and when it’s time to reach out and get a coach. Show with…
#212 - HELP, I’m not getting results!
Aug 8, 2016 • 10 min
What do you do when you’re not getting results? You’re putting in all this effort, all this training, all this time, and you’re not seeing the results in the mirror or in the gym? Find out…
#211 - What to do before having kids with Rachel Guy
Aug 4, 2016 • 45 min
Thinking about having kids one day? There are things to consider, especially from a health and training point of view. This show is mainly for the ladies, but the men will always learn something here - cause you have a partner right? We discuss health…
#210 - Lose Fat or Build Muscle first?
Aug 1, 2016 • 8 min
When your training & eating for your goals, which for many is to build muscle and lose body fat, what should you do first, lose the fat first, build the muscle then lose the fat, or visa versa? Many are confused as to what to do first, here is my opinion…
#209 - The Unbeatable Mind with Ex U.S. Navy Seal Mark Divine
Jul 28, 2016 • 47 min
How do you develop an unbeatable mindset? Learn from Ex U.S Navy Seal Mark Divine who finished #1 in his class, has toured Iraq, written 2 books, consults for the U.S. defence in warfare, teaches people the route to ultimate success, and more. In this…
#208 - Liquid Nutrition: Shakes, Smoothies & Milk
Jul 25, 2016 • 8 min
A quick show on liquid nutrition and its place in our diet, where does it fit in, does it fit in, and how should / could it fit into our daily calorie picture? After all, with all nutrition conundrums, context is key.
#207 - Supplement Research - Why, how, what!
Jul 21, 2016 • 51 min
A podcast all about supplements. What to take, why you would take it, in what environment, for what goals, for what purpose, and in what dosages. It’s time to clear up any confusion in the world of supplementation.
#206 - Nutrition Careers & Education
Jul 18, 2016 • 11 min
In this episode I talk about nutrition as a career and the education paths you can take, comparing taking the dietician route, the nutritionist route, or the practical coaching route, and where all these roles can take people, both in and out of the…
#205 - Is Gym Training Sustainable?
Jul 14, 2016 • 12 min
Is training in the gym sustainable long term? Is it healthy, does it have meaning, purpose, and give us enough emotionally and physically? I discuss the various reasons we go to the gym, it’s purpose, and whether it’s applicable for everyone, and the…
#204 - Training & Nutrition when getting older
Jul 11, 2016 • 9 min
Getting older, and things getting harder? Yep, I’m sure you’re not alone. In this episode I help a user navigate getting older and the steps you might need to take to alleviate the stress and changes that are happening. I also rant on people complaining…
#203 - Chronic Fatigue with Alex Manos
Jul 7, 2016 • 53 min
Chronic Fatigue is an end stage of acute long term stress, so are you at risk? Are you already suffering with the signs? What are the signs? In this episode I talk to functional medicine practitioner Alex Manos on the many contributing factors around…
#202 - Fat Loss AND Performance with Carb Cycling
Jul 4, 2016 • 8 min
Want to lose body fat and maintain performance? What if you play sport and you are in or pre season? Is carb cycling just for body builders, or can the average man and woman do it? In this short episode we quickly unravel this topic. Enjoy
#201 - Mindful Binge Eating & Calories with Rachel Guy
Jun 30, 2016 • 41 min
Do you mindfully binge eat? Why is this? You know you’re doing it, but you can’t stop, yet you still get annoyed at the outcome. In this episode we discuss the paradox of calories and binge eating, under eating, under performing, and how this all connects…
#200 - Negativity in Health & Fitness
Jun 27, 2016 • 9 min
Do you think the fitness industry is negative at times? I do. And it makes you question what the industry was first set up to create, better, healthier people right? Well it often doesn’t feel like that, but I think we can make a difference…
#199 - The Neuroscience of Change with Nicola Buckley
Jun 23, 2016 • 45 min
What if you have everything but you’re still not happy? Get to the top of the corporate ladder, have a 6 figure salary, have the house, the car, the lot, but feel empty? This was where Nicola Buckley was several years ago, but has develop the StongHer…
#198 - Sports Nutrition - How to optimise your body
Jun 20, 2016 • 10 min
In this short 10 minute show I talk through how to optimise your body, recovery and performance. Drawing on calories and our total daily energy expenditure for optimal output. Get to grips with this simple concept, and greater performance and recovery is…
#197 - Extreme Races, Alcohol & BBC Special Forces Hell Week with David Hellard
Jun 16, 2016 • 47 min
Team BMF obstacle racer and ultra marathon runner David Hellard joins me on the show to talk about his accidental stumble into running, why he runs now, how he fuels for such races, why alcohol will always be part of his life, why he feels outdoor…
#196 - You choose, but will you?
Jun 13, 2016 • 10 min
In this short new podcast format I rant on happiness, and whether you are going to choose to take it or not. Many of us have self-sabotaging habits, things we do that hold us back, the way we think and act that we know isn’t ‘normal’ or conductive to…
#195 - The Sleep Expert PT 2 - Nick Littlehales
Jun 9, 2016 • 51 min
We talk everything sleep in an awesome 2 part episode. In part 2 we cover sleep hacks, gadgets you can use, areas you haven’t considered for sleep optimisation, polyphasic sleeping, sleep as a 90 minute cycle, recovery and performance enhancement, and…
#194 - The Sleep Expert PT 1 - Nick Littlehales
Jun 6, 2016 • 53 min
We talk everything sleep in an awesome 2 part episode. In part 1 we cover Nick’s history and journey as a sleep coach, the environments he’s worked in, some real life examples of sleep optimisation at the elite level, he name drops like a bad man, and we…
#193 - The Truth About Bodybuilding - PT 2 with Jon Mills
Jun 2, 2016 • 27 min
Part 2: In this two part interview I discuss a 16 week prep with bodybuilder Jon Mills. The highs, the lows, his journey, what he ate, how he trained, how it affected his personal life, how it affected his libido, eating disorders within bodybuilding,…
#192 - The Truth About Bodybuilding - PT 1 with Jon Mills
May 30, 2016 • 29 min
Part 1: In this two part interview I discuss a 16 week prep with bodybuilder Jon Mills. The highs, the lows, his journey, what he ate, how he trained, how it affected his personal life, how it affected his libido, eating disorders within bodybuilding,…
#191 - Dieting, Shake Diets, Mindset & lots of Honesty - I get Interviewed
May 26, 2016 • 54 min
In this podcast episode it’s my turn to get quizzed. In anticipation of Scotland’s yearly fitness event SFN, Neil Maclean grabs me for an interview to ask me all about dieting, supplements, what mindset cultivates success, what I have learnt and others…
#190 - TV Star Anna Williamson on Pressure, Anxiety & Mental Health
May 19, 2016 • 25 min
Is life now like TV? Social media gives everyone an insight into your life, but is this causing, in some cases, more harm than good? More and more people live life like a celebrity, all their personal info, movements and feelings out in the open for…
#189 - Confessions Pt 2 - More real talk about the past & Future!
May 12, 2016 • 44 min
My second confessions podcast journeying my last 10 years in the fitness industry, except today I talk just as much about the future, as I do the past. I recap on some thoughts and comments that arose from part 1, my journey with caffeine and how I was so…
#188 - Gym Training, Carbs & DOMS with Rachel Guy
May 5, 2016 • 50 min
It’s a round the houses show with a ton of content as wediscuss; training in the gym from personal experience, the art andscience of bodybuilding, ensuring you are eating enough, beingsuperman, the mindset around your training, the dynamics of DOMS,the…
#187 - Seek Optimal Health with Yuri Elkaim
Apr 28, 2016 • 40 min
If you don’t seek optimal health, what else do you seek? YuriElkaim is the perfect man to tell this story, living life as asuccessful athlete, yet it all went so wrong so quickly. Yuri tellshis story of discovering the true value of health after loosing…
#186 - Kids Nutrition with Jennifer Bulcock
Apr 21, 2016 • 45 min
What should we feed our kids, and where are the root issues? Should we give our kids sweets, how do we get kids to eat their greens, and do we need a mindset shift when it comes to nutrition for kids, both at home and at school? Are all the issues we have…
#185 - Female Health, Strength & Pregnancy with Jessie Mundell
Apr 14, 2016 • 33 min
What happens before and after pregnancy, and how should women think about their health? We open up a conversation for the ladies - but also don’t leave out the men in this show (be ready for some hard truths men). We discuss strength, health, post…
#184 - Boobs, Group Training & Life Musings with Rachel Guy
Apr 7, 2016 • 40 min
A mash up show of lots of your questions, including what to do when your boobs are big and managing them physically, working on your posture, group training and the benefits, where to start with learning about nutrition when your 20 years old, how to be…
#182 - My Confession pt 1 - 10 Years of Learning & Change
Mar 24, 2016 • 48 min
I’ve made mistakes & failed, a lot, let me share my last 10 years with you in a VERY honest, raw and upfront show, explaining my path, how I evolved as a coach, what theories I evolved with and how they changed over the years, my position stance on the…
#181 - Hard Work Trumps Talent!
Mar 17, 2016 • 37 min
We get on a rant about working hard over being talented, a mis diagnosed problem in modern society where most problems can be overcome by simple hard work. Rachel Guy and I also discuss leadership within your own life and with others, good books in the…
#179 - Pre Workout Nutrition & Gym Motivation!
Mar 3, 2016 • 29 min
Today we discuss pre workout nutrition when training early in the morning, and how to get motivation back when it slips in the gym. We also delve into what happens when we don’t make progress? Whats the plan? Should you be scared to change your plan?…
#178 - Building Muscle with Brad Schoenfeld
Feb 25, 2016 • 38 min
Brad Schoenfeld joins me on the show to answer the question, how do you build the maximum amount of muscle possible, naturally? Along with answering this key question we look at training techniques, training variation, the use of bands and chains, your…
#177 - Is Fitness Your Identity?
Feb 18, 2016 • 56 min
Does fitness define you? If it does, this is how to break free from the affliction. I am all for fitness and sport being part of your life, but it’s not your life, unless you are a professional athlete, which still has its boundaries. We also discuss how…
#176 - Adventure, Success, Passion & Health, You Can Have It All with Pat Divilly
Feb 11, 2016 • 48 min
What if I said you could have it all? Everything you ever dreamed of… would you believe me? Join me with coach Pat Divilly, a master of coaching others to get what they want, health, happiness, meaning, fitness, adventure, success, everything could be…
#175 - The Perfect Body is Unachievable - with Rachel Guy
Feb 4, 2016 • 37 min
After myself and Rachel rant about the evolution of unqualified fitness professionals and coaches online, we then move into another thought provoking show, and breach the questions….Do you paralyse yourself with the pursuit of perfection? Is what you want…
#174 - Eric Helms on IIFYM, BodyBuilding & Powerlifting
Jan 28, 2016 • 50 min
Want a scientific and specific approach to your training and nutrition but at the same time as balance in your life? Learn from someone who juggles a PhD, competing, and living life to the max, with body building and powerlifting expert Eric Helms. In…
#173 - The Meaning of Life with Rachel Guy
Jan 21, 2016 • 57 min
What is the meaning of life? What is our purpose on this planet? Are you happy where you are right now? Do you live with passion in your purpose? In this episode we cover diversification of your education, how to manage multiple training scenarios as an…
#172 - Paralympic Wheelchair Player Dan Highcock on Nutrition, Training & Mindset
Jan 14, 2016 • 42 min
If you couldn’t use your legs fully, what sport would you do? Dan Highcock got shown wheelchair basketball at an early age and hasn’t looked back since after a fatal motorbike accident. In this episode Dan shares his journey, his evolution as person, how…
#171 - Knowledge, Courses, Fitness & Nutrition - Step into My World
Jan 7, 2016 • 43 min
Unhappy with your job? Ever thought of being in the fitness industry? In this episode we talk about 3 key factors, 1. How to get into the health and fitness industry and what courses to do, 2. What to do if you don’t enjoy your job and how to make the job…
#170 - Mike Dolce on MMA, Fight Sports & High Performance
Dec 31, 2015 • 46 min
Mike Dolce coaches some of the top MMA and UFC Athletes in the world, he’s the go to man. In this podcast episode we discuss his journey into the world of MMA, the changes that have occurred over his time in the sport - both with and without his…
#169 - HARD WORK & The state of the Fitness Industry with Rachel Guy
Dec 24, 2015 • 41 min
Are you ready for hard work? Many Aren’t. So we put the ball in your court with some tough love while discussing the state of the fitness industry right now and how I hope it changes in 2016 towards the purpose in which it was originally created.
#168 - Working on your weakness with Rachel Guy
Dec 17, 2015 • 36 min
We think we’re ready to work on our weaknesses, but are we? Really? In this episode we go on a right ole ramble from one users question, looking at our reasons not to change. Another episode asking deeper questions of our nature and rationale.
#167 - Protein Overfeeding, Fasting & Ketosis with Dr Jacob Wilson
Dec 10, 2015 • 43 min
Dr Jacob Wilson is back on the show to chat about nutrition. Last time he was on the show we talked about training and what goes down in his lab, and now the prolific and outspoken researcher is back to talk about the research on protein overfeeding,…
#166 - Are you ready to be AWESOME with Rachel Guy
Dec 3, 2015 • 51 min
The world of fitness is changing, question is, are you going to change with it? Since myself and Rachel have been coaches, much has changed, our goals, our plans, our education, our journey, and we have changed and flexed with it, and had many life…
#165 - Real Life Real Talk with Jason Ferruggia
Nov 26, 2015 • 46 min
Jason Ferruggia joins me on the show to get real with why and how we do things in life. Why do we train the way we do, why we eat the way we do, why training 3 days a week is best, why eating ‘clean’ is best but life is for enjoyment, why stress is…
#164 - Is Our Food Safe? with Rachel Guy
Nov 19, 2015 • 51 min
Food toxicity, vulnerability, and responsibility are the focus of this weeks show alongside an epic ramble from myself on how our approach to our own issues and lifestyle factors now needs to be taken by the horns by the only person in power to change it,…
#161 - Eating lots is EASY & Other Rants with Rachel Guy
Oct 29, 2015 • 52 min
A show with a million directions today, including discussing on the obese man that lives inside me, calorific foods, the importance of having a busy but balanced life, finding ways of feeling full and satiated, how to follow people you love and catch…
#160 - How to recover from burnout with Ollie Pryce
Oct 22, 2015 • 44 min
Ollie hit rock bottom during a career in semi-pro rugby while running a night club, burning the wick at both ends, training hard, playing hard, and trying to earn money all at the same time. This lead him to adrenal fatigue and a 2 year path to rehab.…
#159 - Raped, Bulimic & legless, yet still positive with George Bryant
Oct 15, 2015 • 67 min
George Bryant has been through more in his life than most. Raped at a young age, developed eating disorders, enrolled into the military and got so muscular in his down time that he got compartment syndrome which meant his legs blew up, gained and lost…
#158 - What to do when all else fails with Rachel Guy
Oct 8, 2015 • 43 min
What do you do when you’re not reaching your goals? Do you have a plan B? Do you know how to quantify your goals into the situations you are facing? Do you know when enough is enough and you need the help of a coach? When all else fails, stick to the…
#157 - Get more motivation & willpower - with Michelle Segar
Oct 1, 2015 • 45 min
How do you get more willpower and motivation? What stops us from sticking to our plans, and do the things we need to to be successful? What is willpower? What is motivation? How do we find meaning in what we do? How do we set short term and long term…
#156 - Does weight loss damage us? with Rachel Guy
Sep 24, 2015 • 44 min
Losing weight is great, but does it leave us with permanent damage both physically and mentally? Rachel Guy and I delve into the mental side of losing weight, how you can look at yourself differently, feel different, but it is yet to be a positive change…
#155 - Movement, pain & ART with Tom Feeney
Sep 17, 2015 • 37 min
Any idea what ART is and how it can affect your movement & pain? In this episode I am joined by Tom Feeney as we discuss why people are in pain, treatments available to people, the benefit of taking time to understand your biomechanics, the importance of…
#154 - Are you Happy? with Rachel Guy
Sep 10, 2015 • 34 min
If we’re not happy, is any of this health and fitness talk relevant? We can talk about any theory or technique, but if our mind and mental well-being is not sound, then nothing is worth it, the mind must come before anything else. In this episode we…
#153 - Building Muscle with The Muscle Prof Dr Jacob Wilson
Sep 2, 2015 • 46 min
Dr Jacob Wilson joins me to discuss the science of building muscle. In this episode we talk about his journey, what the science says about building muscle, whether to include strength work in your hypertrophy training, whether to include hypertrophy work…
#152 - I NEED Coffee… RANT Special with Rachel Guy
Aug 27, 2015 • 47 min
Myself and the Fox get railed by a ton of topics and rant for 45 minutes solid, including fake tan use, my favorite decaf coffee at the moment, whether people need coffee in the morning and how caffeine in general effects the body and mind, listening to…
#151 - Recipes, ideas & kitchen creativity with Fitter Food
Aug 20, 2015 • 43 min
Fitter Food, aka Matt Whitmore and Keris Marsden the authors of ‘The Paleo Primer’ join me on the show for food related chat. We discuss Matt and Keris personal journeys in the fitness and health world, what we are missing from the food we eat, the power…
#149 - Dieting, Metabolism & Will Power with Dr Jade Teta
Aug 6, 2015 • 52 min
Dr Jade and I delve into the world of not being able to lose weight. Why this might be, how our metabolsim plays a key role, and how the regulation of our food intake and our hormonal health supports this. We also discuss why people don’t have the will…
#148 - STEROIDS Pt 3 - The final word with Dave Crossland
Jul 30, 2015 • 69 min
Dave joins me on the show for the final time to discuss post cycle therapy (PCT), insulin use, synthol, the difference with taking high dose testosterone or low dose stacked testosterone, using hormones to kick start your own function, using anavar, is…
#147 - Saggy butts & Bingo wings with Rachel Guy
Jul 23, 2015 • 39 min
Rachel and I get stuck straight into your questions this week, no messing about as we discuss fine tuning the body of someone who is very young, the fine line between getting toned, building muscle, and losing fat and more calorie and macro perspectives,…
#146 - Everyone has an opinion these days
Jul 16, 2015 • 44 min
Everyone has an opinion these days, but who is really in a position to talk? This is the best way, thats the best way, weight training is best, cardio is best, zumba is best, when did we lose the ability to read the situation? We also rant about lots more…
#145 - Elite level coaching & Rugby S&C with Dave Cripps
Jul 9, 2015 • 54 min
Dave Cripps, ex Leicester Tigers Rugby S&C coach joins me to discuss how to be an incredible coach, what it takes to understand people, what happens in the elite level rugby world, how to manage clients, the character traits of a good coach, and the…
#144 - Deal with the past, live in the present, see the future
Jul 2, 2015 • 42 min
This episode took a turn, we got on to a rant, and it never stopped. We now live in a world clouded by the past, always looking to the future, and never living for the moment. In this episdoe I share my recent revelations in therapy, my training progress,…
#143 - Modern day medicine with Aidan Goggins
Jun 24, 2015 • 40 min
Health Delusion author Aidan Goggins is on the show as we discuss his journey into the field of nutrition, his struggle with auto-immune issues, what it means to be a pharmacist and a nutritionist, what should we and shouldn’t be taking as healthy…
#142 - Mike Matthews on Training, Diet & Supplements
Jun 18, 2015 • 60 min
I ask the question of Mike “whats the best…” on many subjects on this podcast, including training to get in great shape, food, supplements that are needed and not needed, why he’s chosen this path in the fitness world, what his values and methods are, why…
#141 - Man Vs Food legend Adam Richman
Jun 11, 2015 • 22 min
Legend Adam Richman is on the show to talk food, Man Vs Food style. We discuss what he’s up to right now, his regime leading up to and following a big eating challenge, what kind of health testing he gets done, how he keeps fit, how he eats now, how he…
#140 - Fat loss training & cravings with Rachel Guy
Jun 4, 2015 • 45 min
Rachel & I hit you with a BIG Q&A show discussing why and how you train for fat loss and what variables you need to consider, whether cravings are a legitimate thing and whether they can be changed, how to increase adherence to training and nutrition, how…
#139 - Ultra endurance athlete Luke Tyburski
May 28, 2015 • 53 min
Adventure racing mad man Luke Tyburski is on the show as we discuss his background and rationale behind all the crazy events he does, how he fuels for such events, what important supplements he takes to aid him, what his macronutrient and calorie intake…
#137 - Steroids debate part 2 with Dave Crosland
May 14, 2015 • 59 min
Dave Crosland is back on the show for part 2 as we delve into the world of steroids. In Part 2 we talk about the difference between oral and injectable steroids, whether steroids are appropriate for the average gym goer, how you can tell if someone is on…
#136 - Steroids - No holds barred with Dave Crosland
May 7, 2015 • 61 min
The steroids debate is a strong one, in this no holds barred interview I ask Dave Crosland, one of the UK’s leading voices on steroid use and abuse, what types of steroids exist, why people take them, the affects of them, whether steroids have a place for…
#135 - Bodybuilding splits vs training for specificity with Rachel Guy
Apr 30, 2015 • 38 min
This week we delve into the world of training for a purpose. The body building split has been around for donkeys years, and everyone is doing it, but is it enabling you to reach your goals? I also ramble about dog food and the comparisons to human…
#134 - Body image & depression - Pt 2 with Gary Turner
Apr 23, 2015 • 57 min
We expand on podcast 131 and delve deeper into body image and depression. Gary Turner is back as we ask the questions, where does a faulty body image perception come from, why visualisation is key, how food intolerances play into the ‘chemical imbalance’…
#133 - Clean Eating & Internet Gurus with Rachel Guy
Apr 16, 2015 • 60 min
Rachel and I wage in on the clean eating debate and look at the evolution of clean eating, and whether it has been a negative or positive influence in the world of health and fitness. We also discuss productivity hacks, I read a story about porn, respect…
#132 - Supplement science with Examine.com
Apr 9, 2015 • 48 min
Kamal Patel joins me to discuss the fitness industry and it’s wrath of bogus supplementation. What should people be taking, why, how, where the future lies for supplements, and the journey that Examine has been on to be a go to resource on supplement…
#131 - Depression & Mental Health with Gary Turner & Will Barton
Apr 2, 2015 • 67 min
Depression gets the better of many people, in this show we explore the root causes of shifts in your mental health and answer many questions you will have. I talk to Will Barton a personal trainer from Manchester who was a past sufferer of depression, and…
#130 - Paul Chek on your Inner Self
Mar 26, 2015 • 55 min
Paul Chek was the reason I got into the fitness industry, and now I have the honor of interviewing him. As a young and impressionable person wanting to take charge of their health I am so glad I was led down my path by Paul, a shining light in the world…
#128 - Fear, injury & progression with Jon Goodman
Mar 12, 2015 • 43 min
I am joined by Personal Trainer Development Centre owner Jon Goodman, a man of many talents and life stories. In this episode I talk to Jon about fear, progression in life with your goals, his journey in fitness, how he injured his back trying to impress…
#127 - Alcohol, flexible dieting & 1500 calorie diets with Rachel Guy
Mar 5, 2015 • 58 min
Rachel & I are back with a Q&A packed show on your hot topics discussing alcohol consumption and balance, the importance of knowing how to be flexible with your diet, achieving balance in your life, Jamie Oliver’s stance on Paleo and why I think it’s the…
#125 - I’m in therapy & I reverse arthritis with Rachel Guy
Feb 19, 2015 • 56 min
I’ve gone into therapy, and in this episode I tell you why alongisde getting to your questions. We talk about mental strength and the many aspects of it, reversing rheumatoid arthritis via diet alone, why it’s important to do what you want in life and…
#124 - Dan John on keeping things simple
Feb 12, 2015 • 32 min
I’ve been a big fan of Dan John ever since reading his book ‘Never Let Go’. In this episode I chat to Dan about training simplicity, why his methods have become so popular, how he has evolved his training over the years, what movements in the gym are…
#123 - Diet confusion & plateaus with Rachel Guy
Feb 5, 2015 • 59 min
Dieting, aka fat loss can be tough and confusing, lets end that confusion and work out what to do when you are not losing weight, have stubborn areas of fat or skin you want to work on, are stuck on a low calorie diet and don’t know how to lose more fat,…
#122 - High intensity exercise with Dr McGuff
Jan 29, 2015 • 55 min
Dr McGuff joins me on the show to talk about high intensity training and myokines. As an emergency room doctor and exercise researcher Doug expands on why we should all be doing HIIT. But, as well as knowing HIIT can be good, for how long and how should…
#120 - Eating more, BCAA’s + other Q&A with Rachel Guy
Jan 15, 2015 • 48 min
A Q&A packed show with myself and Rachel Guy, this week we discuss the importance of eating more for optimal performance and how to do this, the use of BCAA’s and whether they have any strength or performance enhancing implications, what to do if you are…
#119 - Self confidence for success with Rachel Guy
Jan 8, 2015 • 50 min
This was meant to be a big Q&A show, BUT Rachel and I took the show on a completely unplanned tangent and delved deep into the world of personal confidence, our drive and motives to do things, the influence of our social environment, why focus is…
#118 - I get personal + get you focused & motivated for 2015
Jan 1, 2015 • 49 min
A me and the microphone show once again, this week focusing on the year ahead. I address focus, drive, motivation, goal setting, vision, values, and how to contextualise all this for more success in your life. I also talk about parts of my personality,…
#117 - How to set up a diet - Back to basics!
Dec 25, 2014 • 34 min
When it comes to BIG change, where do we start? If we have a lot of weight to lose, a big journey to embark on, where do we start? Do we start with diet, food, sleep, calorie counting, exercise, alcohol? This can often be an overwhelming journey, standing…
#116 - Bodybuilding vs Powerlifting with Ben Esgro
Dec 18, 2014 • 67 min
Ben Esgro is todays special guest as we dive into the world of training periodisation. For years body part splits have been the norm, but should we be doing something different? Ben and I discuss the pros and cons of lifting for strength, and lifting for…
#114 - Pain & movement with Perry Nickelston
Dec 4, 2014 • 82 min
The man behind Stop Chasing Pain, Perry Nickleston, joins me to talk about movement, pain, stability, and why we live for years with the same issues we’ve always had. We talk about Perry’s journey, what ‘Stop Chasing Pain’ is all about and it’s core…
#113 - An insight into my Mindset, I’m Interviewed by Will Foster
Nov 27, 2014 • 48 min
The podcast gets a change of pace this week with me being interviewed by Will Foster, The Happiness Coach. Will delves into everything that I do, my story, my journey, my opinions on various different areas of health, nutrition, performance, dieting, the…
#112 - Agressive dieting problems + Q&A with Rachel Guy
Nov 20, 2014 • 49 min
Aggressive dieting is the top topic this week as me and Rachel Guy grace your ears again for another bonza Q&A style episode. We also talk about testosterone supplements, menstrual cycles, when coaching is appropriate in someone’s dieting journey, the…
#111 - Psychology of change with Kori Propst
Nov 13, 2014 • 60 min
Why can’t we change? What holds us back? We know what to do, but we just can’t quite do it. Kori Propst joins me on the show to talk about the in-built psychological barriers that we as humans have that stop us reaching our goals. We find solutions as to…
#109 - Paleo vs Bodybuilding with Nate Miyaki
Oct 30, 2014 • 36 min
Nake Miyaki is this weeks special guest as we discuss the many areas of health, performance and bodybuilding that are hotly debated. We discuss Nate’s work and history in the industry, his methods as a coach, what he thinks of the 80/20 rule, the…
#108 Steroids, who’s actually natural? + Q&A with Rachel Guy
Oct 23, 2014 • 57 min
Steroids in the fitness industry is a big problem, it’s more widespread than people realise, and many coaches are claiming they are not using steroids when they are, so what results can people honestly beleive in? We rant about steriod use in the fitness…
#107 - Marathons AND Powerlifting with Alex Viana
Oct 16, 2014 • 44 min
A common argument in the fitness world is that you cannot train for endurance and power / strength at the same time. Alex Viana is my special guest on podcast 107, a man showing you that it can be done as he and his clients are living proof. We talk about…
#105 - Minimalism, could it help us?
Oct 2, 2014 • 42 min
The Minimalist’s are my special guest today, two men preeching a movement of streamlining your life so only the important things are in it. We discuss what Minimalism is, how the movement came about in Ryan’s world, how this relates to you being fit and…
#100 - No Excuses, Ben Mudge on Cystic Fibrosis
Aug 27, 2014 • 47 min
Cystic Fibrosis is today’s talking point as I talk to Ben Mudge, a CF sufferer who has defied the odds and become a personal trainer and physique competitor. We talk about Cystic Fibrosis, what it is, how he manages CF while being in incredible shape,…
#96 - Fitness Business, Owning a Gym & A Success Mindset with Mark Coles
Jul 31, 2014 • 65 min
Mark Coles of M10 Fitness in Nottingham is this weeks guest. Mark and I go deep into the world of personal and client psychology, the mindset you need to cultivate a winning physique and a successful fitness business, building a successful personal…
#94 - Rhonda Patrick Phd talks Micronutrient Research
Jul 17, 2014 • 51 min
Rhonda Patrick Phd joins me on the show for a knowledge heavy episode on micronutrients and there role in health and disease. We talk about vitamin E, Vitamin C, magnesium, energy production, the expression of cancer, gene expression, cellular metabolism,…
#92 - CT Fletcher RAW & uncensored
Jul 3, 2014 • 35 min
CT Fletcher joins me on the show for an uncensored, raw and honest show on his journey in the world of weight lifting. We talk about his past, what motivates him, his opinions on the world of fitness today, his inspiration, what fuels negativity online,…
#88 - Improve your bench press & coeliac disease with Ali Jawad
Jun 5, 2014 • 33 min
Ali Jawad is today’s special guest, an inspirational guy with bags of knowlege and humour. Ali is the world record bench press champion in his weight class,
#86 - Female dieting & Bikini Competitions with Serene Husseini
May 21, 2014 • 36 min
Serene Husseini is my special guest this week. Serene is a gym owner and contest prep coach. Serene and I talk about the issues with female dieting, the dangers of low calorie diets, whether to do cardio or HIIT training, how to set up a diet, reverse…
#84 - Fitness Degrees, Science & Coaching with Emma Storey-Gordon
May 7, 2014 • 39 min
Emma Storey-Gordon is this weeks special guest, we talk about what training she personally does, how she operates as a coach, what got her into the industry, what is fitness to her, her degree in fitness, and what kind of cuppa she likes.
#80 - TV’s Matt Miller
Apr 9, 2014 • 48 min
Matt Miller is today’s special guest. Matt is the hit of UK TV series ‘Fat Fighters’, and an all round hero in the fitness industry. Matt and I talk about his journey over from California, what fitness means to him, his involvement in the Olympics legacy,…
#79 - Paleo & the gut Q&A with Rachel Guy
Apr 2, 2014 • 31 min
Me and Rachel are back with a Q&A packed show, we talk about changes in bowel movements when you change your diet to be healthier, what to eat when on an endurance challenge like the 3 peaks and how to fill lose skin.
#78 - John Kiefer on Carb Back-Loading
Mar 27, 2014 • 55 min
John Kiefer is today’s special guest on the podcast, we talk everything Carb Back-Loading. We explore the merits of CBL, what it is, the proposed physiology behind it, how to use it, whether fasting with CBL is optimal for muscle building, if junk food is…
#74 - Michael Heppell - Success coach
Feb 26, 2014 • 28 min
Michael Heppell is today’s special guest. We talk about success and how to cultivate it, what is holding you back, the mindset of being someone brilliant, and why it is important to ask for help. Michael has worked for major companies such as Microsoft,…
#73 - Anna’s last show - hot topics
Feb 19, 2014 • 26 min
Today is mine and Anna’s last show together, before we say goodbye to Anna as she heads off to carry on her Kapowcast we hit a massive Q&A. We talk about my coffee addiction, or lack of now I am caffeine free, what rep range to train in when on a fat loss…
#72 - Dr Tom O’Bryan - Gut Health
Feb 12, 2014 • 59 min
Dr Tom O’Bryan is this weeks special guest and it’s an incredible show. We go deep into gut health, Dr Tom’s personal journey and why he got so interested in Gluten, disease, optimal health and toxicity. Enjoy some story telling, some hard facts, some…
#71 - Surviving Cancer
Feb 5, 2014 • 45 min
Today’s show is a big mix of topics, first I talk to a cancer survivor and learn how diet played a key role in beating his cancer, then I make a few key announcements, then finally I talk about how myself and Ben Gray plan to reverse the issues surround…
#69 - Female training with Rachel Guy
Jan 22, 2014 • 53 min
Rachel Guy is back on the show, another one for the ladies. Today we talk about training to stay small and lean while weight training, why women are very unlikely to get bulky lifting weights, why both cardio and HIIT are importnat, is creatine safe for…
#68 - Martin Rooney on success & life
Jan 15, 2014 • 62 min
Martin Rooney is this weeks special guest. I had this show all planned out and that crazy ass dude turned it all on it’s head, in a good way. I had a list of questions for Martin and we went off on a beautiful tanget about life, his journey with the iron,…
#66 - Chris Kresser on disease & the gut
Jan 2, 2014 • 42 min
Chris Kresser is this weeks special guest. I have been a big fan of Chris’s work for some time, blending nutrition and medical science together to help people on a very specific level. In this episode we talk about cholesterol & heart disease, gut…
#65 - Lessons in Business, taking risks and an hour for your dream!
Dec 28, 2013 • 31 min
This show is our Xmas present to you, we take the podcast off in a tangent and talk about some random topics, largely mine and Anna’s business’s and how we have developed and grown them and what we have learnt on the journey in the fitness industry, and…
#63 - Wilde Performance on the gut
Dec 12, 2013 • 38 min
It’s a gut and optimal health special today with guests Wilde Performance. Cliff and Martha share their stories on what got them so interested in the gut via their personal circumstances. We talk the gut, food, inflammation, probotics, symptoms, leaky…
#62 - Layne Norton on PHAT Training
Dec 5, 2013 • 44 min
Layne Norton is back on the show for part 2 ahead of releasing our UK tour dates. I talk to Layne about his PHAT model of training for increasing performance and body composition. I am a big fan of PHAT training having done it a lot in the past, so to…
#59 - Rachel Guy - Female fat loss & Training!
Nov 14, 2013 • 60 min
Special guest Rachel Guy aka the Athletic Fox is on todays show for a female focused show. We talk about her journey, why she does what she does, the differences in eating for fat loss and muscle in gain in women, fat loss training programs, the pros and…
#55 - You are the Story you tell yourself, with Elliot Hulse
Oct 17, 2013 • 52 min
Elliott Hulse is todays special guest. Me and Elliott take a trip down the rabbit whole and go metaphysical. We talk about, what the mind can do, what people stop themselves from doing, the essence of life and the way we are moulded by society and its…
#54 - Diet Adherence, Chronic Cardio & Fitness industry ranting
Oct 10, 2013 • 57 min
A kick-ass episode with me and Anna in full force on your questions. We rant about the fitness industry, re-visit the use of coconut oil in Alzheimers Disease, talk about vegetarianism and fasting, getting back to training after sciatica, Amennohrea and…
#53 - James haskell is back!
Oct 3, 2013 • 31 min
England rugby star James Haskell is back on Ben Coomber Radio. We have a laugh and chat about freezing your leg, James new diet, eating for recovery, individualised nutrition, his top 3 supplements, benefits of coconut oil, red trousers and skinny jeans,…
#52 - Asthma, MTC Fat & Alzheimers and Inflammation
Sep 26, 2013 • 41 min
We are one year old, episode 52, WooooHOooo! Me and Anna celebrate with a hip hip HORAAH and then get our teeth stuck into your questions and have a giggle. In this episode we talk about calories and the dangers of going too low with marathon training,…
#51 - Rehan Jalali - Celebrity trainer
Sep 19, 2013 • 32 min
Special guest Rehan Jalali is on the show. Rehan is a trainer to the stars in Hollywood, but also one of the industries more credible guys and insanely knowledgable. He’s been around a while and in that time consulted and built more bodies and supplements…
#49 - Body Image & Cultivating Self-Worth with Anna Sward
Sep 5, 2013 • 22 min
Me and Anna are back with an action packed show. Although we intended for this to be a big Q&A show we pick up on a good topic that is important to us both and ended up discussing for a while, the importance of body image, self belief, and confidence and…
#48 - Layne Norton talks Nutrition, Female Dieting & Metabolic Damage
Aug 29, 2013 • 72 min
Want to know what Layne Norton thinks of poor coaching, nutrition and metabolism? Layne Norton is my special guest this week. I am a huge fan of Layne’s work and it was a pleasure to delve into his history and his views on nutrition and health. We talk…
#45 - John Meadows talks BodyBuilding Training & Nutrition
Aug 8, 2013 • 65 min
Big fan of todays guest, I speak to John Meadows aka ‘The Mountain Dog’. We talk about his growth in the sport of body building, his story, then we talk training, nutrition, suppplements, recovery and all the things a hardcore gym goer needs to consider…
#43 - Andy McKenzie (IronMac) Talks Strength & Fitness BS
Jul 25, 2013 • 62 min
Today I talk to special guest Andy McKenzie, aka Iron Mac Fitness. Pre warning, this is an explicit show. Andy is a strength coach that I highly respect and love his take and perspective on training and life. We talk about training variables, the…
#41 - Phil Graham on Diabetes, Pro Body Building & Mindset
Jul 11, 2013 • 51 min
During a trip to Northern Ireland I collar Phil Graham, competitive body builder, for an hours nutrition, health and fitness chat. Phil was a fascinating guest. At only 25 Phil is one of the go to trainers in Ireland, and runs one of the best gyms I’ve…
#39 - James Haskell (England Rugby Player) on Training & Nutrition
Jun 27, 2013 • 55 min
Special guest James Haskell, England rugby star joins me on the show. This show is knowledge and banter packed, me and James chat about his rugby career, what it takes to be a rugby player in the modern game, the importance of nutrition, how we should…
#36 - Scott Baptie on Balancing Life & Abs
Jun 6, 2013 • 62 min
Special guest Scott Baptie is in the house, a humble yet knowledgable scottish tone and a man defintely with better abs than me. Me and scott talk about his journey in the fitness industry and as a fitness model, business, zombies, nutrition, being…
#35 - James Clear on being AWESOME!
May 30, 2013 • 53 min
Special guest James Clear joins me on the show. James is an all American baseball pro, coach, photographer, entrepreneur, and all round awesome dude. We talk about pro sport in america, tackling your goals in life like a pro athlete, how to build your…
#1 - My 1st ever show…. Welcome!
Oct 2, 2012 • 11 min
Welcome to Ben Coomber Radio, the UK’s #1 rated Health & Fitness podcast. Now as I write this I am currently recording show #303, so the show has evolved a lot and come a long way, in episode #1 I’ll talk to you about the show, why it exists, what you…