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Rob & Devon Dionne have been in the health and fitness world for over a decade. Devon is a Holistic Nutrition Counselor and GYROTONIC® Instructor. Rob is a certified personal trainer with NASM, holding advanced certification, CES, PES, MMA, and Weight Loss Specialist. He's also a level 1 Crossfit Instructor. This husband and wife team redefine what it means to be healthy in this fast paced, hectic world we live in. The Open Sky Fitness Podcast is perfect for men and women who are trying to get back in shape after neglecting their health after years of focusing on their jobs or building a family. Remember what it was like when you were 20 years old? Diet and exercise wasn't a thing. If you worked out for a few days or stopped eating cheese burgers for a week, you'd drop ten pounds. Too bad we can't live in that reality forever. Welcome to life after 30. Rob & Devon would like to help you find the right path for this moment in your life. We don't believe in going on a diet. We don't believe there's only one way to achieving the body you want. We do believe in creating a lifestyle that allows you to have the best of both worlds...eating delicious food and being healthy at the same time. It is possible. Just listen to our show and you'll see! If you have questions you'd like us to answer on our show or via email, feel free to contact Rob. If you'd just like to write us a letter and give us your feedback, we'd love that too. Send everything to Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com Thanks for listening! Enjoy the show.
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Sep 13, 2018

You’ve probably heard of the P90P90x, and 10 Minute Trainer  programs etc. However, you may not know the entire story of how the creator, Tony Horton, was inspired and came to devise these programs. Due to his workout programs, books, and more, he has completely changed the face of fitness as we know it.

Click here to see the original show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Learn more about the Transition and Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Tune into our upcoming Facebook Live on A Tutorial On How To Kick Out Your Sugar Addiction in our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

On this week’s TBT podcast, Rob had a lively one-on-one with Tony about his background story, commitment to fitness, nutrition values and most of all- his career. As a result of all he’s done, it’s incredible how far Tony has come as a fitness trainer since the days when he used to work a variety of different jobs just to get by and before he came to Los Angeles to pursue acting.

Further more, if Tony’s story doesn’t inspire you to commit yourself to living healthy, have fun enjoying the activities that you love to do, and pursue your dreams, we don’t know what else will.

 

Aug 21, 2018

This week we have Bestselling Health and Fitness Author, Host of the Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews Podcast, Mind behind the Stacked app, and Creator of both MuscleForLife.com and Legion Athletics, Mike Matthews, joining us for an interview you don't want to miss.

Click here for the entire show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

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Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challange!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

In our talk, we dive deep into how Mike got his start in the health and wellness industries as a writer and entrepreneur. But before we get into that, you'll also learn how his love of research, learning, and writing led him to write numerous other books from Tesla to training guides for various businesses.

In this episode, you'll also find out:

  • How both men and women can get in shape at the gym.
  • His favorite weightlifting tips for beginners.
  • What advice helped him launched his own business.
  • His upcoming book, The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation.
  • About his supplement company, Legion Athletics, and what inspired him to start it.
  • Inner struggles he has faced but why choosing what type of struggle he experiences makes it worth it for himself and his mission.
  • His experience in building various apps and why he wants to offer his, Stacked, for free.

About Legion Athletics

 

 

The Little Black Book Of Workout Motivation

Coming out August 30 | Pre-Order Your Copy Today!

 

Have you ever gotten into your car after a long day at work, and even though you promised yourself you'd hit the gym, you head straight home for the couch instead?Have you ever been unable to stop hitting the Snooze button every morning (instead of the gym)?

Have you ever been secretly afraid that you just don't have what it takes to really change your body and life?

Have you ever struggled so much to build a better body and life that you wondered if it's really worth it?

 

 

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, I understand. I've been there myself.

That's why I wrote this book.

It's my personal--and 100% practical and hands-on--blueprint for personal transformation, inside and outside of the gym, and it will provide you with new and valuable knowledge and skills that you will use for the rest of your life.

In short, I wrote this book to help you fix the biggest things that are holding you back from doing and achieving the things you care most about.

 

About Mike Matthews

Mike Matthews is a bestselling fitness author of books like “Bigger, Leaner, Stronger” and “Thinner, Leaner, Stronger“. He is also the creator of the blog MuscleForLife.com and the supplement company Legion Athletics. His scientific approach to building muscle and losing fat has helped thousands of people build strong, lean, muscular, and healthy bodies, and his work has been featured in many popular outlets including Bodybuilding.com, Esquire, Men’s Health, Elle, and many more.

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:00 Check out last week's show: OSF 213 - Building Lean Muscle: SuperSets vs. Traditional Workouts

2:30 Clean up your diet with our 7 Day Paleo Reset

4:15 Stay tuned for our upcoming Facebook Live series in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

5:30 Introduction to Mike Matthews

8:00 His deep interest in research and digging for answers for himself to find the truth about health and wellness.

11:30 Why he decided to not go to college but instead focus on building a career as an entrepreneur.

14:30 What advice has helped him launched his own business.

15:30 His interest and love of writing and how that helped lead him to write training guides for employers to give to their employees.

17:00 What prompted him to write various books about various topics including Bigger, Leaner, Stronger and the cookbook, The Shredded Chef.

22:30 His upcoming book, The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation.

23:10 About his supplement company, Legion Athletics, and why he started it.

25:00 The various ups and downs he's experienced so far with Legion Athletics and what lessons he's learned along the way.

31:00 What is considered a good multivitamin based on the cost to make the product.

32:00 His mission to help and offer people high-quality supplements and vitamins.

38:00 Inner struggles he has faced but why choosing what type of struggle he experiences makes it worth it for himself and his mission.

41:00 Emotional attachments that we all have to certain aspects of life.

44:00 How he's overcome business losses and came back even stronger.

45:00 How one app didn't work out but he didn't let that discourage him and now he's creating an even better one called, Stacked.

47:10 Exercise - The differences between lifting heavy weights vs. doing cardio with light weights and higher reps.

51:00 Why he loves to work with people who are beginners in the world of health and wellness.

54:30 What women can do to get that toned, leaner and athletic look.

55:20 What men can do to gain more muscle.

55:50 How much and how often both men and women should be lifting.

57:30 His plans to release third editions with updated information about building muscle in both Bigger, Leaner, Stronger and Thinner, Leaner, Stronger.

58:40 The false idea that women cannot build muscle effectively and why it's wrong.

59:20 How women are taught to initially approach weight lifting compared to men plus what they can do to still build muscle at a good pace.

1:01:10 Why, up to a point, doing low rep ranges (4-6) is just as beneficial as high rep ranges (10-12) for building muscle in the long-term.

1:02:00 The importance of doing your sets close to failure and why low rep ranges are better than high rep if you have to choose one over the other.

1:03:40 Why it's better to actually enjoy what you're doing and eating (within healthy limits) than following something that completely makes you miserable.

1:07:30 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:09:00 Stay tuned for our upcoming Facebook Live series in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

1:10:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

Our 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up for the next round or learn more about it!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below**

Download Templates

Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

 

Support This Podcast

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Do you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast)? Click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

Thanks for listening/reading episode 215 with Mike Matthews: How to Get BIGGER, LEANER, STRONGER! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Aug 16, 2018

World-renowned Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Dr. Charlie Weingroff returns for this special #TBT episode. We had a super interesting conversation with Charlie about his experience as a physical therapist and his different viewpoints on how to properly examine your mobility and movement for any physical problems.

We talked about different  possible sources such as Charlie’s DVD, Training=Rehab, Rehab=Training as an example of how a person can continue training with rehab techniques; the Functional Movement Screening and how to take advantage of the program; and more importantly, how to find the best medical help and create the best team of health and fitness experts.

Click here for the original show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group

Aug 14, 2018

Today we're going head-on into the topic of how the build lean muscle - SuperSets vs. Traditional workouts.  

There's a lot people get wrong about building muscle. Many think they have to go all out and women are afraid they'll get "too bulky." We'll go over these myths and more so that you have a full understanding of how you can get and stay strong for life.

Click here for the entire show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challange!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

How To Build Muscle Mass

Specifically, we'll go over:

  • How to put on muscle mass or weight if you're an ectomorph and/or vegetarian/vegan (a question from our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook)
  • SuperSets: How to properly do them.
  • Traditional Lifting vs. SuperSets
  • Workout Splits - How to plan your weekly lifting workouts.
  • Steps to properly recover and what to do if you regress.
  • Various workout terminology you should know.
  • General full workout examples including warmup, lifts, and supersets to finish.
  • How to achieve hypertrophy to make the most out of your sets.
  • Proper range of motion while lifting.
  • How to figure out what your 1-rep max is.

You'll also find out how to incorporate these types of exercises into your weekly plan:

  • Tabata
  • Time Under Tension
  • Drop Sets
  • Cardio

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob

2:00 About today's episode on how to work out if you want to build lean muscle

2:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 213 - Sugar Addiction: How To Overcome It with Sherry Strong

3:00 Question from our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook: How can I gain weight or muscle mass? As a vegetarian or regarding my diet?

12:00 Workouts: How to gain muscle mass when you exercise - SuperSets vs. Traditional

13:40 Examples of traditional lifting sets.

15:30 Differences between supersets vs. traditional lifting sets.

16:50 Paired sets and compound sets in a SuperSet.

17:20 How to succeed with a superset.

19:00 SuperSet options and various workouts.

21:20 Side effects of SuperSets

22:00 Why you should do SuperSets are the end of your workout and how to recover.

23:00 Whether or not SuperSets actually do help us burn more calories at once.

30:30 General workout example for you to follow with a warmup, lifts, and superset to finish.

33:30 Tabata workouts - what it is and how they're beneficial.

 38:30 How to achieve hypertrophy to make the most out of your sets.

41:10 Rest periods: How long to do them for and what to expect.

44:10 Tempo - Time Under Tension during a workout plus average tempo.

45:50 Proper range of motion while lifting.

48:40 Cardio - How much is actually necessary when you want to focus on building muscle.

50:40 How to figure out what your 1-Rep max is and why you should do them on free weights and never machines.

57:30 Drop sets - what they are and how to incorporate them into your training. Plus, how often you should be doing them.

1:01:40 Workout splits - How to plan and build your week's workout.

1:06:00 Final comments with Rob

1:08:30 Get lean and fit by revamping your nutrition with our  7 Day Paleo Reset

1:10:10 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

Our 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up for the next round or learn more about it!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below**

Download Templates

Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

 

Support This Podcast

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.

Contact our amazing sound engineer Ryan? Send him an e-mail here: info@stellarsoundsstudio.com

Thanks for Listening!
Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post.

Do you have any questions (and would like to hear yourself on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast)? Click on the link on the right side of any page on our website that says “Send Voicemail.”

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. It’s free!

Thanks for listening/reading episode 214: Building Lean Muscle_ SuperSets vs. Traditional Workouts! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jul 17, 2018

This week is an extra special episode! We've been getting a TON of questions from our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook about fitness and exercise. The questions people wrote need such in-depth answers from us that rather than replying to them in the group, we're answering them this week in our podcast episode.

Click here for the entire show notes!

Please leave us a review at http://openskyfitness.com/review

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challange!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

Specifically, we'll be answering questions about:

  • Interval training
    • HIIT
    • Tabata
    • Turbulence Training
    • One-Minute Method
  • Cardio vs. Interval Training
  • Functional training
  • The 7 Primal Movements
  • Eccentric vs concentric vs isometric movements
  • Using machines vs. free weights
  • Intermittent fasting and nutrition
  • How to do a pull-up
  • Proper gym etiquette
  • How to begin lifting heavier weights

Whether you work out a lot or are just getting started at the gym, this is a great episode to learn more about different types of workouts.

 

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 209 - Brain-Powered Weight Loss with Eliza Kingsford

2:20 Check out our TWO BONUS EPISODES and the #TBT episode on iTunes

3:00 Remember to subscribe!

4:40 Let us know if you're still interested in the Sky Fit Challenge!

6:00 Check out our 7 Day Paleo Reset that you can do anytime!

7:00 About today's episode: Answering big questions from our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

9:00 Interval Training - What are the different options as far as speed and what's good for the best fat burning? Can you do interval training while intermittent fasting?

11:30 Chest bands vs. Fitbits and wearables for monitoring your heart rate.

13:40 How to get warmed up for a HIIT training workout.

15:30 Various types of HIIT training including cardio and body weight training.

16:40 Tabata - What it is and the various benefits.

18:40 The Little Method by Dr. Jonathan Little and Dr. Martin Gibala

20:50 Turbulence Training created by Craig Ballantyne

21:40 Final decision - what HIIT method is best for you?

23:00 What foods should you be eating depending on if you do a HIIT or cardio workout that day?

23:55 Functional Training - How can we build up our pull-ups?

24:20 What Functional Training is and how it's beneficial.

26:30 The 7 Primal Movements we used as babies and how we can incorporate them into our workouts and daily lives as adults.

30:00 The benefits of working with a barbell to get in form before isolating specific movements, weight amount, and other variables.

35:30 Scaling pull-ups and how to do one.

38:30 How to use bands, machines, or boxes in assisting you with your pull-ups.

45:30 Concentric, eccentric, and isometric movements.

55:40 Time Under Tension eccentric workouts that incorporate and trigger adaptation.

53:30 Periodization workouts and how to incorporate movement into it.

54:40 Why Concentric movements are so great for athletes or focusing on specific skills.

55:30 Isometric movements like yoga and the benefits.

59:00 Lifting with machines vs. free weights.

1:01:00 Why weight lifting machines were even created in the first place.

1:03:00 How to stabilize your muscles through lifting weights over using a machine.

1:11:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon.

1:12:00 Continue the conversation and ask us more questions in The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

1:13:55 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

Our 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge has begun but you can still sign up or learn more about it!

The challenge consists of:

  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

Do The FREE 7 Day Paleo Rest

Simply go to 7DayPaleoReset.com to sign up now

One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

Claim Your FREE Bacon + $10 Off

With Our Sponsor - ButcherBox

That's right! By listening to the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, you get the chance to get a free order of bacon plus $10 off your first ButcherBox purchase!!

ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free-range organic chicken, and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America.

 

 

Join The Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group!

That's right! We have a closed Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook where you and everyone have the opportunity to talk about your health and fitness goals in a safe environment. We post workouts and start discussions about how to be strategic about finding a healthier you. Check it out!

Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

Get Fit with Free Downloads!

To Download Rob’s FREE workout templates click below**

Download Templates

Ask Rob a Question or tell him what is working for you: Email Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com

 

Support This Podcast

To leave a Review for Rob and the Open Sky Fitness Podcast CLICK NOW!  Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.

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Jul 13, 2018

We've got another BONUS EP for you this week with Stefani who also participated in the last Sky Fit Challenge with us. As you tune in, you'll learn all about her story of losing body fat and how her body composition was transformed in just 8 weeks. 

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As you listen, you'll find out all about:

  • Her biggest results from the SFC
  • Why her biggest goal was how she looked; not the weight loss
  • How much the body can actually change without even losing that much weight
  • Why consistency is the biggest factor and challenge to keeping up with a healthy life
  • How the SFC helped her make a lifestyle change including her nutrition
  • The help Rob and Devon were able to directly give the SFC participants.
  • Obstacles she ran into during the SFC and how she overcame them.
  • Other diets or workout plans that she's tried in the past that didn't help her in the end.
  • How she was still able to participate in the SFC despite her past injuries.
  • How the SFC has now become part of her every day regular life.
  • Differences she's seen in her energy levels.
  • Why the SFC Community is her favorite part of the experience.
  • The importance of having an accountability partner or group to help you keep on track with your goals. 
Jul 11, 2018

Two past Sky Fit Challengers, Ryan and Wendy, sit down to talk with Rob and Devon about their experience of losing over 40 pounds during the 8 week challenge.

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As you listen, Ryan and Wendy share:

  • Why the joined the Sky Fit Challenge, what their experience was like, and the final results. 
  • How Wendy lost 7 pounds in just the first week of the Sky Fit Challenge.
  • What they did to create a healthier environment and set boundaries for themselves; especially when their schedules got super crazy.
  • What has changed for them since the Sky Fit Challenge now that the 8 weeks is over.
  • How they feel now in their new bodies after the challenge. 
  • The biggest changes they've experienced including mindset, energy, and how they feel in their own relationship. 
  • Their favorite go-to recipes and snacks from the SFC Cookbook. 
  • How their past weight loss issues started at a young age due to injuries.
  • Generational Nutrition habits they grew up with.
  • What they went through during their 20s - how they tried to stay healthy; what worked and what didn't work. 
  • Their struggles with lowering how much sugar they eat and how they overcame that obstacle.
Jun 7, 2018

Do you find simple tasks like picking up something off of the floor or twisting to reach something behind you painful and straining? When we think of back pain, we usually imagine someone suddenly throwing out their back. But back pain can happen day to day and even the simplest of movements can cause it to happen.

Recently, Devon experienced a horrible back muscle spasm the day after a dance class and we had the idea to talk about back spasms on the show.

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Jun 5, 2018

If you're a person who lives a sedentary life, your health might be good until you're 45. If you ignore physical exercise until you're 45, your health can begin to drastically drop after 45 but it is preventative and you might just have to work a bit harder. It's all about mindset because many of us think we cannot do something such as go on a hike and have the attitude of 'I'm too this; I'm too that,' and that's when we start to set ourselves back with our mindset on physical activities. - Rob and Devon

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In this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we will be discussing the differences between cardio and weight lifting plus which one is better for us as we age. How did we stumble onto this topic? Many of our clients and members of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook were very curious about this as well and so we wanted to share our insights with you, our awesome listener!

As you tune in, we will cover:

  • What you can expect from your body once you're 30 and beyond.
  • Common myths and misconceptions about working out.
  • Benefits of cardio and weightlifting.
  • The two different types of cardio: Aerobic/LISS and Anaerobic/HIIT
  • The physical and mental stresses of doing long, cardio workouts.
  • What effects strength training has on the body.
  • What our ancestors did that we can mimic in our own lives and physical training today.
  • How to plan your weekly workout with our template.
  • What workouts Rob does with his clients

 

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Common Misconceptions About Exercise

These are common soundbites you've probably heard from other people and have believed that they're true but they're actually the complete opposite and not good advice when it comes to working out:

  • You have to do 30-60 minutes of cardio every single day.
  • You should focus on weights in your 30s but then cardio in your 40s.
  • You can't build muscle mass after 30.
  • Always do your cardio first before you lift.
  • The more cardio, the better.

 

Cardio Workouts: Pros and Cons

According to the Cleveland Clinic, there are various benefits of doing cardio including:

  • Increases blood flow
  • Decreases chances of stroke
  • Improves memory
  • Increases circulation
  • Helps control blood sugar
  • Increases oxygen supply allowing the muscles to work even harder
  • Decreases stress
  • Helps with weight regulation
  • Releases endorphins for a better mood
  • Combats depression

These aren't the only benefits either, in terms of weight loss, cardio does, in fact, burn more calories than weight lifting does at the moment with 10-12 calories per minute compared to 8-10. However, after completing a cardio workout, we're more likely to eat more calories and stay sedentary for the rest of the day. While cardio does burn more calories at the moment, weight lifting increases our resting metabolic rate which allows for our bodies to continue burning more calories throughout the day.

 

 

2 Types of Cardio: Aerobic/LISS vs. Anaerobic/HIIT

 

"There are really two different types of cardio and they're very, very different from each other. That's where people often get confused because if you just put cardio into one category, you're missing out on the real deal. All types of cardio are great but there are some forms that are the most beneficial." - Devon Dionne 

 

When it comes to cardio, there are two types:

  • Aerobic or LISS Cardio - Low-Intensity Steady State Cardio
  • Anaerobic or HIIT Cardio - High-Intensity Interval Training

Aerobic cardio is done over long durations of time at a low to moderate intensity. Some forms of this cardio include walking on a treadmill, jogging, or biking. When you do LISS cardio, your body can breathe and supply oxygen to the muscles as you're doing the exercise so that you're able to do it for long periods of time.

Forms of high-intensity cardio are done in short spurts followed by low-intensity recovery periods. Your body can't supply enough oxygen for those muscles to continue to do it for long periods of time. Not only do HIIT workouts increase your anaerobic but also aerobic capacity.

Anaerobic or HIIT Cardio workouts specifically have these benefits:

  • An increase of skeletal muscle
  • Mitochondria respiration
  • Gene expression
  • An increase of muscle mass

Which Is Better? LISS or HIIT?

If you do LISS workouts often, they will actually take away from your muscle mass and you're not likely to burn fat or calories; you're going to burn muscle if you do it for long periods of time. LISS also creates a lot of stress and actually isn't as beneficial as far as long-term health. Therefore, we don't recommend doing LISS cardio for long periods of time for multiple times per week.

 

"This idea that you should only do low - moderate intensity cardio for long periods of time to lose weight is not correct. It's not enough by itself but compared to combining cardio and strength training, you're going to lose more abdominal fat over the years than if you only did cardio workouts." - Rob and Devon Dionne

 

 

The Benefits of Weight Lifting

As we age, our body starts to gradually lose muscle mass. After our 30s, our body loses about 5% of muscle mass for every decade afterward.

The benefits of weight lifting on a regular basis include:

  • Builds muscle mass
  • Improves connective tissue
  • Continue to burn more calories hours after lifting

We continue to burn calories after lifting because it increases your resting metabolic rate vs. cardio burns calories at the moment. One study found that men who weight lifted on a consistent basis increased their RMR men by 9% and women who did the same increased it by 4%.

 

Final Recommendations

When it comes down to whether cardio or weight lifting is better for us as we age; the truth is that neither is better than the other and both have lots of great benefits. However, we cannot do one without the other. Wou need both in order to be the best that we can be.

There is one exception though. We do not recommend doing aerobic cardio for very long periods of time multiple times a week.

If we had to choose between one over the other, we would choose weightlifting because you can get a cardio workout from lifting. Along with maintaining muscle mass, burning calories, and staying fit from strength training, you can include some recreational cardio in the mix to help with stress and functional movement. Not only but within a strength training program, you can also create HIIT cardio training with that program or in a bodyweight program.

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 203 with Allison Melody - Holistic Health: Discover What Works For You

2:30 Update on our current Sky Fit Challenge participants!

3:15 Sign up for our next Sky Fit Challenge with an Early Bird Special on June 18!

5:00 The changes in American culture we need to see when it comes the style of eating and nutrition.

7:00 Cardio vs. Weight Lifting - which one is better as we age?

7:20 Why it's so hard for people to change their nutrition or other aspects that they need to focus on when it comes to wellness.

10:00 What you can expect from yourself and your body as you get to 30 years.

12:40 Studies done on elite athletes after the age of 45.

13:30 Common myths and misconceptions about working out.

16:20 The benefits of doing cardio.

17:30 The two types of cardio: Aerobic/LISS, Anaerobic/HIIT

20:40 Benefits of Anaerobic and HIIT training

21:40 Which is better? LISS or HITT?

24:45 The benefits of weight lifting

27:00 The physical and mental stresses of doing long, cardio workouts.

30:30 What if you only do strength training? What effect does that have on the body?

32:00 What our ancestors did that we can mimic in our own lives and physical training today.

40:00 How we can use how our ancestors lived as a model for our modern lives.

42:00 Final recommendations and pieces of advice.

46:00 How to incorporate functional movement into your everyday life.

47:00 How to plan your weekly workout with our template.

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50:00 What workouts Rob does with his clients.

55:00 How to build a healthier lifestyle for yourself.

56:30 Join our next Sky Fit Challenge officially beginning July 16to get extra support for your workouts.

59:00 Get an early start on the Sky Fit Challenge and join us June 18 for our Transition Challenge.

59:40 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:00:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

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8 WEEK SKY FIT CHALLENGE IN JULY!

Beginning June 18, you can sign up for our Transition Challenge and prepare for our next 8 Week Sky Fit Challenge that will start on July 16!

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  • 8 Weeks of Equipment Free Bodyweight Workouts in 20 minutes or less. (No gym membership required)
  • SIMPLE Whole Food Meal Plan w/Tasty Recipe Cookbook Featuring 60+ recipes!
  • Foolproof Schedule so you know EXACTLY what you’re supposed to do every day.
  • Access to our New Private Facebook Group – Sky Fit Challenge Group to share your progress with everyone as well as receive support and be held accountable.

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One of the best things you can do for your mind and body in your mission to get healthier is to focus on your nutrition. That's why we're allowing people to sign up now to join us for our next Free 7 Day Paleo Rest! It's all done via Facebook so no annoying emails that will fill up your inbox.

As part of the 7 Day Paleo Reset, we will provide you with:

  • Introduction to what the Paleo Diet is all about
  • 7 Day guide to easy Paleo recipes
  • What batch cooking is and how to incorporate that into your lifestyle
  • Various content resources including generational eating habits, the importance of building a wellness community, and how to begin a new healthy lifestyle.
  • How to make an impact on your life and life a life full of wellness.

Simply go to openskyfitness.com/paleoreset. We have a website page in the works, but you can sign up to join us via this link. 

 

 

Look Out For Our Upcoming

Throw Back Thursday Podcast Episodes!

We'll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we've done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won't just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there's so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we'll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

 

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May 24, 2018

Dr. Kelly Starrett discusses preventing injuries, improving performance, and the best way to treat an injury. He is one of the founders of Mobility| WOD along with his wife, Juliet. He is also the author of both New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Becoming a Supple LeopardHe has also written Ready to Run and has an upcoming release of his latest book, Deskbound.

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EASY WAYS TO PREVENT INJURIES AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

Rob, Devon, and Kelly start of the show by discussing the natural occurrences of “normal accidents” in every day life such as lacking the right vitamins, nutrition, or technique when working out. By paying close attention,  we can take advantage of these “normal accident” patterns to learn about how to improve our individual athletic performance.

The conversation delves deeper into specific areas of nutrition, evaluation, and different cycles to help us be conscience of what we do everyday and how to apply little life changes to overcome any problem areas.

IS ICING A GOOD WAY TO TREAT AN INJURY?

Later on they discuss the idea of whether or not icing is a good way to treat an injury or swelling and what  methods are available to better treat and prevent either pf them. The podcast closes off on why we should all be sitting less and standing more and what can do to change it.

ABOUT DR. KELLY STARRETT

When he´s not teaching us a thing or two about human performance and mobility, Kelly is also a coach and physical therapist and leads a Crossfit Movement & Mobility Trainer course. He has also been a guest lecturer at the American Physical Therapy Association annual convention, Google, the Perform Better Summit, the Special Operations Medical Association annual conference, police departments, and elite military groups nationwide.

Kelly received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California. He currently  continues to focus on performance-based Orthopedic Sports Medicine with an emphasis on returning athletes to elite level sport and performance along with managing his own physical therapy practice at San Francisco CrossFit.

Kelly and his wife, Juliet, are also the creators of StandUpKids.org to educate teachers, parents, and donors about the importance of children spending more time standing up and being active rather sitting down during class hours. The organization raises money to bring standing desks to all public school children.

WHAT YOU WILL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

01:12  Introduction to Dr. Kelly Starrett

05:25  Where does a start working with top athletes?

07:40  The Normal Accidents theory by Dr. Charles Perrow

08:20  The importance of Vitamin D.

09:00 Assuming natural errors every day and noticing patterns.

09:55  How to take advantage of data and patterns to improve your workout.

11:11 Applying noticed changes and patterns to the health of younger generations. The importance of standing vs. sitting for children.

12:00  What is best for human function? What is recommended for recovering and preventing pain while optimizing athletic performance?

13:45  The importance of precision nutrition.

14:10  The gateways to top performance.

15:12  Evaluating physical practice and limitations.

16:50  The problem of wanting to fix all of your health problems in one day.

17:45  The Adaptation Cycle and how to apply it to yourself.

19:15  How to incorporate non-exercise activity such as breathing practice, meditation, walking and standing during your day and before formal exercise.

22:40  Why daily physical activity includes training, but isn´t exclusive to only training.

24:00  Learning to be conscience about what you do during the day.

26:00  How can we easily identify our different health benchmarks?

26:45  Pulling back to take a look at our current health status.

27:27  Is there a difference between the average and the top athletes that you work with?

28:25  Should we always be in pain when working out?

29:45  How to be more conscience of what you are doing during a workout for better athletic performance

33:38  How do we create a workout lifestyle to prevent injuries and improve performance?

36:28  Can people be more conscience about what they are doing for their health on their own or do they need a coach?

39:00  Is icing the best remedy for injuries?

41:49  Systematic Cold Immersion vs. Icing an injury

43:00  What can you do in place of icing to help an injuring or swelling?

47:09  What can athletes do to help swelling if they spend a lot of time sitting during the day?

48:20  Why humans are not designed for sitting in chairs.

51:00  Where to go for more help similar to M| WOD?

55:19  Closing Remarks by Rob

57:24  Open Sky Fitness Closing

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If you want to learn more about Dr. Kelly Starrett and Mobility WOD, go to:
MobilityWOD.com

To learn more about how to order Dr. Kelly Starrett´s books and products mentioned on the show, go to: 
MobilityWOD.com/Shop/ 

To learn more about the theory and book, Normal Accidents by Dr. Charles Perrow, go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_Accidents 

To learn more about the organization, Stand Up Kids, go to:                    http://standupkids.org/our-story/

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May 10, 2018

There are a lot of different theories and beliefs around what causes our muscles to become sore and what helps or doesn’t help the pain go away.

Muscle recovery and soreness has been a topic in the OSF Facebook group. On this week’s episode of Open Sky Fitness, Rob and Devon explain what Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) actually is, what might be the cause of it, and how to help your muscles recover

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Apr 26, 2018

Bodybuilding twins and international fitness stars Owen and Lewis Harrison have competed with each other from an early age. They’ve lived together, trained together and have even bought the same exercise supplements.

These days, the Harrison twins seem to be everywhere, landing sponsorship deals with MyProtein, Body Engineers, and Vascular Wear. But they never set out to become bodybuilders. The duo was originally signed to the European football team the Bolton Wanderers; after Owen completed his service in the Royal Marine Corps, he and Lewis began training with greater dedication and realized it was something they could make their career.

 

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Apr 12, 2018

It's important to build strength in the gym, but it’s even more important to take the time to recover afterward.

In this episode, Devon and I will explain how to recover after a workout, why you build strong muscles as you recover, how to properly stretch to keep your muscles engaged, and how to recover with good sleep and nutrition.

We also have a lot of information and advice to share about the common injuries that happen in your neck, back, and shoulders and how to heal them.

We also took some time to answer questions from our listeners: How to heal hip pain from running? AND How can you improve your athletic ability when you’ve hit a plateau?

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Mar 22, 2018

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Host Rob and his wife Devon discuss “Weight Lifting for Women”. For our male listeners, it will help you understand your lady’s worries and even a give you a sense of how to help her make that transition to some heavier lifting.

For our lady listeners, it will clarify some myths and lessen your fears about beginning a workout program in the testosterone filled gym. You’ll even learn when in your cycle you should start a diet and exercise program to get the best results.

Mar 20, 2018

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On this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we have the Creator the MELT Method, Sue Hitzmann, joining us today to share how we can elevate pain. Sue is also a nationally recognized educator, manual therapist, exercise physiologist, and founding member of the Fascia Research Society and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The MELT Method.

In this week's episode, you will learn all about:

  • How she created the MELT Method and how it can help elevate chronic pain.
  • What connective tissue is and why it's so important to pay attention to it.
  • The differences between acute pain, chronic pain, and sudden chronic pain.
  • Why diet and exercise don't help improve the state of the connective tissue but worsen it if they don't approach the root of their pain.
  • The most common areas where your body is still holding onto stress and tension.
  • The 4 Rs of MELT to uncover what's causing you pain.

 

Feb 27, 2018

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This week on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, Devon and myself are going to go over an awesome method to help you build the strong muscles you want: Time Under Tension (TUT) workouts with tempo exercises.

Building muscles is just one benefit of these workouts, but they can also help you:

  • Have more control over your lifts and movements.
  • Achieve a full range of motion.
  • Increase the amount of time to heal the body.
  • Prevent injuries from ever happening.
 
Doing TUT workouts is really going to help impact your progress; especially if you're new to lifting. As a beginner, there's nothing better than slowing down and really focusing on your form.
 

What You'll Learn

In this episode, we'll also discuss:
 
  • Connective tissue: what it is and why it's so important.
  • 3 different types of muscle contractions you need to know about.
  • How to use TUT in workouts via tempo and workout examples.
  • Specific tempo rates for different purposes.
  • The importance of doing a variety of different TUT workouts.
  • Benefits of doing accessory movements in addition to big movements.
  • How to use TUT and tempo workouts as a way to help your body heal.

 

Feb 22, 2018
 
 
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This week in our #TBT episode, we're revisiting episode 68 - The Secret to Creating a Muscle Building Workout Program.
 
https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/id734199564?mt=2&ls=1
 
Find out more about the three different body types, why adaptation is the key to success, and how often you should switch up your workout program.
 
Plus, listen and learn all about the difference between hypertrophy and strength building along with the benefits of building lean muscle mess with either workout. There's a ton of ground to cover in this episode!
 
 
Jan 23, 2018

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How does a person become a competing body builder via the natural way?

We asked our awesome Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group what topics they were interested in learning more about and they responded that they wanted to know what it’s like to work with high end personal trainers.

So, this week, we have the Owner of the online coaching company, Pro Physique Inc., Natural Pro Builder, Show Promoter, and Host of The Redefine Healthy Radio PodcastPaul Revelia sharing how he got into natural building, how he’s helped clients, and even answered some questions that our Facebook group members submitted.

Devon and I also took time a the beginnng of the show to answer another questions from the OSF Facebook group: Are plastic Tupperware containers bad for us? What about BPA, BPS, and BPF? 

n this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why it’s difficult to get the body builder look without actually focusing on competing.
  • Why sodium intake is very important for people who compete.
  • What concerns people over 55 should have when trying to get down to 10% body fat and maintaining it.
  • How to manage your hunger according to your eating habits.
  • The key to creating a great meal to stay energized and avoid hunger
  • What fat burners are and how they benefit body builders
Jan 16, 2018

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If you're looking for a reason to really start focusing on your fitness, this is a great episode to help you get the ball rolling because next week on Monday, January 22, we'll be starting our 2nd Sky Fit Challenge!

Whether you're joining us for the Sky Fit Challenge or not, this episode will help you focus on and achieve your individual fitness goal. This week, Devon and I will help you create an Individualized Periodization Program and Strategy Plan that allows you to take each day one at a time and see real results in just a couple of months.

This week we're talking about the fitness aspect of getting in shape, but stay tuned for our follow-up episode in 2 weeks which will talk about nutrition!

Jan 11, 2018

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We’ll be releasing new podcasts episodes on Thursdays that discuss previous episodes we’ve done, but we need your help! Go to the  Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and tell us what your favorite episodes are. Then, Devon and I will re-listen to that episode, pick out the best parts and share even more insights on the topic.

We won’t just be regurgitating the same information over again. Since we began this podcast, there’s so much more information out their on health, nutrition, fitness, and personal wellness. So, each Thursday we’ll really just be going deeper into your favorite topics!

Dec 5, 2017

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This week, Devon and I took some time to answer a question from one of the members of our Open Sky Fitness Podcast group on Facebook. Our OSF group is an awesome community that you can join to interact with other listeners of our show including Devon and myself plus ask questions and get the latest insight on the world of health and fitness.

So the questions that we'll answer this week include:

  • Can we work out while we're sick?
  • How can we get better enough to start exercising again?
  • When should we begin to work out again
  • What types of work outs suppress our immune system and set us up for more frequent bouts of being sick?
  • Which types of foods or supplements should we take when sick?

It is that time of the year when lots of us are getting sick and it's vital that we pay close attention to our health and what our bodies are telling us. By the end of this episode, you'll know how you can better take care of your body. But before we talk about recovering from being sick, it's important to understand how the immune system works.

 

Sep 19, 2017

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Building Muscle: It's Possible for All

 

"The scale should only be used as a tool to allow your coach to determine how many calories are appropriate for your end the goal. The scale doesn't judge you, tell you if you look good, or anything else but how to manipulate the calories that you're going to feed your body." - Bradley Goldman

 

This week, I had a fantastic conversation with personal trainer, nutrition counselor, author of the eBook, #FTHESCALE, and owner of Be Strong Stay Fit, Bradley Goldman. If you don't think it's possible to gain muscle mass or get a lean body, Bradley should be your number one inspiration! With hard work and guidance at the gym, Bradley was able to build the body that he had always wanted.

We talked about weekly workout plans, macronutrients, why we shouldn't care what the scales says and why nutrition is so important for our fitness success.

 

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As a gift to all of our Open Sky Fitness listeners, Bradley is giving all of you a 30% discount off of his online nutrition counseling package. All you have to do is enter in the coupon code, OPENSKY, when you check out!

 

Bradley's Weekly Workout Schedules

 

"There's no ego when you talk about being safe. If you're building any muscle, the last thing you want to do is ego lifting because you're getting the wrong muscles to fire up just to get specific muscles to move. If you want your muscles to grow, you should feel your muscles working. The muscles you see in magazines are not from ego lifting; they're from strategic planning, patience, time, and warming up with lighter weights so that you can feel the proper muscles contract. " - Bradley Goldman on the importance of warming up to avoid injury. 

 

He gave us so much detailed information about how we can workout to build muscle that it's best to listen firsthand to what he said in the interview, but here are the basics for how we can build a weekly workout schedule:

Bradley does 3 days a week lifting and 2 days of cardio with clients. The 3 days of lifting can be split in 3 different ways:

  1. Vertical movements, Horizontal movements, and Conditioning Days
  2. Push, Pull, and Accessory Days
  3. Back and chest, leg, and Shoulders/arms Days

For Bradley, he does 5 split days and always starts off with leg days: one day for quads and the other is for hamstrings.

 

Why We Should #FTheScale

In Bradley's new eBook, #FThe Scale, he's encouraging all readers to end their negative thoughts those their body based on what number the scale gives them. According to Bradley, the only good thing that a weigh-in scale is for is to tell a professional how many calories their client needs.

Just like with weight, many of us have different fears of how our body should look as far as being lean and gaining muscle. Many of us are afraid we'll get bulky, never lose the weight, or never be able to pack on the muscle we want.

 

 

 

Share Your Healthy Recipes With Us!

 From breakfast to dessert, send us your favorite healthy recipes in the Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group

We thought it would be a fun idea to gather all of our favorite recipes simply for the sake of sharing them with each other. We won't be selling this book of recipes. Rather, we just want to compile a list of them to share with each other.

All you have to do is:

  • Choose your favorite recipes
  • Send it to us in the Facebook group and include:
    • The source where you found the recipe i.e. book, online, magazine
    • A couple of sentences about yourself.
    • Use the hashtag: #OSFcookbook to help us easily find your submission!

 

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What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:55 Check out last week's episode - Episode 166 - Elimination Diets: Lose Weight and Change Your Diet for Life

4:30  Join a great health and wellness community! Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group

5:00 How our hunger changes depending on what time of day we work out.

8:45  Sign up to do one-on-one coaching with either Rob and Devon!

9:20  Introduction to Bradley Goldman

14:00  The beginning of Bradley starting to get lean and build muscle.

16:50  Bradley's discovering that he had to lift large weights and eat carbs and healthy fats to get big.

21:00  What it was like to be mentored and learn from experienced body builders?

25:10  Bradley's fitness competition experiences while keeping up with everything else in his life.

27:00  Why Rob decided to get into bodybuilding during his 30s, but decided it wasn't good for his body.

29:25  How Bradley develops his workout and nutrition program

32:20 How should someone start a program to put on muscle?

44:00  How Bradley warms up his muscles before a workout.

50:50  What Bradley does for arms, shoulders, and back days.

1:00:00 Choosing power movements during your weekly workouts.

1:04:40  How can a women get lean and build muscles through nutrition?

1:09:25  Should we minimize the carbs to not retain extra fat?

1:15:00  The importance of staying on track with your macronutrients

1:20:00  What about cheat meals when trying to gain muscle?

1:23:00 What are some exercises I should add to CrossFit to have a balanced physique?

1:24:30  When I weight train 2-3 times a week, how much extra protein should I intake?

1:25:30  About Bradley's new ebook, #FTheScale, available on his website and custom nutrition programming.

1:30:15  Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:32:30 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

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Aug 15, 2017

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Why Barefoot or Arch Support Shoes?

On today's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, Devon and I are tackling the ultimate clothing question: Is it better to walk or exercise while wearing barefoot, minimal shoes are shoes with tons of arch support?

Either way, why did we even begin to wear shoes in the first place and what makes barefoot or arch support shoes so important to our foot's health?

Not only will we be discussing the pros and cons of either shoe,  but also:

  • Anatomy of the human foot
  • The structure of a shoe
  • Traditional shoe problems
  • How to transition into wearing barefoot shoes
  • Some of our favorite barefoot/minimal shoe brands
  • How to heal the foot

 

Anatomy of the Human Foot

 

"The arch structure is only as strong as where it's connected to the ground." - Rob Dionne

 

The human foot has three different arches:

  • One on the inside of the foot (medial - longitudinal arch)
  • An arch on the outside of the foot (the lateral - longitudinal arch)
  • A third that spans across the pad of the foot (anterior transverse arch)

Sometimes a pair of shoes that has good arch support isn't necessarily the best purchase choice for everyone.

 

 

Why Wear Shoes?

The first shoes were introduced when our ancestors created Moccasins. Made out of animal hide, these shoes were meant to protect our feet from the outside elements.

Since then, so many different types of shoes have been marketed to our desires. Shoes for perfect alignment, to improve our bodies appearance (I'm looking at you Skechers Shape Ups which have no beneficial value), or for work.

Unfortunately, there's no magic shoe that can help our bodies. We have to work on our own to strengthen our feet and body.

 

The Structure of a Modern Shoe

The modern shoe has three key parts:

  • Soft toebox
  • Heel lift
  • Arch supprt

A soft toebox with lots of padding is supposed to help improve comfort and shock absorption. A heel lift in the back of the shoe is meant to help align the body. For those who need it, the arch support is meant to help weak arches and to help keep the integrity of the arch.

 

Traditional Shoe Problems

 

"Your foot is designed with all of these different, small bones that help you balance and support your entire body. By wearing arch supports, your shoes are doing all of the work that the arch is naturally supposed to do and it weakens the foot." - Devon Dionne

 

If the toe box is too narrow, then it won't allow for the expansion of the feet. Your feet shouldn't be crammed in your shoe. Instead, you should be able to comfortably open and close them. The toe box might also be too soft and therefore it doesn't support the arch of the foot.

When a shoe has an excess amount of arch support, it simply makes the foot lazy and weakens the arch. It keeps your foot in one position instead of allowing it to flex and move.

Shoes with poor designs can also negatively affect our bodies.

By constantly wearing shoes with little support such as flip flops, sandals, wedges with no heel back, or heelless shoes can harm the foot's health if they're worn regularly for long periods of time. In fact, these shoes change how we walk because we need to clench our toes to grip the shoe. Each step forces us to change our feet to be in a fixed, improper position.

  

Pros and Cons of Barefoot Shoes

 

"Because there's minimal padding between your foot and the ground, you have as much contact as you need to activate the feet's arches. When the feet make direct contact with the ground, it sends stronger signals to the brain. The foot and brain connection is more sensitive because it allows for more nerve waves to talk to each other."  - Rob and Devon Dionne

 

Barefoot shoes like Vibrams and other minimalist shoes offer zero to minimal padding so that you have full contact with the ground. There's just some rubber and a bit of fabric that makes up the bottom of the shoe for comfort.  This allows for all of the muscles in the foot to stay engaged and therefore it for forces the arch muscles to stay active. By relying on your feet to balance your entire body, you also become fully aligned and don't have to solely rely on the shoe to help stabilize you.

However, you have to take it very easy when wearing barefoot shoes for the first time. Unlike regular shoes, there is no heel cushion which forces the wearer to strike on the ball of their feet when they walk or run. These can easily harm the foot if a person doesn't change their gait.

 

How to Transition to Wearing Barefoot Shoes

We can't stress it enough, but it's vital to have a slow transition to wearing barefoot shoes. You don't want to wear them all day or to go for a hike when you first wear them because your feet and calves will be in so much pain the next day.

Instead, start by wearing the shoes for short periods of time. If you want to run with them, practice with a walk-run routine for 5-10 minutes by walking with them for 5 minutes, 1 minute jogging and so on.

Recommended Barefoot and Minimal Shoe Brands

Some of the different brands of barefoot or minimal shoes for walking and running that we recommend include:

 

Nike Free has more padding and a bit softer and is a great transition shoe for full range of motion and wear those for 6 months to get used to them and THEN start that process over again with minimalist shoes.

Make a slow transition and be smart about it as well as patient.

 

 

Arch Supported Shoes Pros and Cons

 

"Our feet have such an incredible design. The way that the arches are designed allows us to absorb impact with each step, run, or jump. Our feet relate to our entire body's structure - how our knees bend, how our hips bend;  it's all connected." - Devon Dionne

 

The main reason why some people need to wear shoes with arch support is because it picks up the slack for our feet's weaknesses. Many doctors will also say that it can help our body's alignment and improve pain management.

However, the external support can create weakness and muscle atrophy because you're not allowing your foot to do its job to support the body.

 

How to Heal Foot Problems

We can heal our feet by focusing on opening  and strengthening the muscles. Some easy tools can include a foam roller as well as a lacrosse or tennis balls to help roll out your foot and relax the muscles. Golf balls are also great  to stretch out individual toes.

We also recommend practicing toe articulation and calf raises regularly. The Yamuna foot wakers and and TheraBand products are also great to use whenever you experience aches and pain in your feet.

 

 

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What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:30  Check out last week's episode -OSF 161 Joe Stout: Goat's Milk vs Cow's Milk - Which is Better?

2:20  About today's episode on barefoot running shoes vs traditional arch support running shoes.

2:50  Learn more about our Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group

4:40  Fill out an application for One-On-One Coaching Sessions with either Rob or Devon

6:10 Barefoot Shoes vs. Arch Support

7:35  What is an arch?

9:50  Why do we conventionally believe that we need shoes with good arch support?

12:00  Cons of arch support

15:00  Our feet's connection with the rest of our body from walking to jumping.

21:40  The structure of a modern day sneaker

25:40  Traditional shoe problems

36:40  Comparing arch supported shoes with barefoot shoes

39:00  The non-existent heel cushion in a barefoot shoe

42:20  The flexibility of the barefoot shoe

44:20  The problem with how  some shoe designs can negatively affect our bodies.

47:55  What do shoes provide and why do we even wear them in the first place?

52:00  Why and how to strengthen your feet.

57:30  How do we transition into barefoot shoes?

1:02:30  Different brands of barefoot shoes for walking and running

1:08:45  How to heal your foot problems.

1:14:30 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

1:15:55 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

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Thanks for listening/reading Episode 162 - Barefoot vs Arch Support Shoes: Which is Better? We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jun 20, 2017

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Even if you wrote a review in the past, you can still enter the contest. Since we're waiting until we receive ten screenshots of reviews to draw a name, you have multiple chances to write reviews and enter. The more entries we receive, the more books we're going to giveaway!

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  1. Leave us a podcast review on iTunes
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  4. Leave a post in the OSF Facebook Group with your screenshot and the hashtag #OSFContest so we can easily find your entry. 
  5. We will announce the winners in the Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group this Thursday during our weekly live Q & A AT 7:15PM PST
  6. You have until June 22nd to enter! Good luck! :)

 

 

What's Better? Split or Full Body Workout?

Rather than just going to the gym and randomly selecting workouts to do, it's always best to go in with a plan.

That's why on this week's episode of the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, Devon and I are sharing the pros and cons of both split and full body workouts PLUS when one type of workout is better than the other.

Either is great and you will see benefits with both. However, if you are hitting a plateau and not seeing any new results, you might want to try something new.

BONUS WORKOUT

At the end of this post, you'll also find Rob's Full Body MWF Workout to try on your own. You can also join in the conversation on the Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group to share updates, ask questions, and find an accountability partner to help you complete each workout.

 

What is a Split Workout?

When you do a split workout, it means that you're only working 1-2 muscle groups a day. For example, on Monday you would only work your chest and triceps so then on Tuesday you solely focus on your back and biceps and Wednesday is just legs and shoulders.

By following a split workout routine, you only work each area just once or twice a week.

This allows you to give certain body groups up to 48 hours of rest along with a complete resting weekend or doing a bit of active recovery on your off days. Active recovery can include walking, hiking, easy bike riding, different family activities etc.

It's believed that split training can be better for aesthetic results.

 

Pros and Cons of Split Workouts

 

"Split training is better if you have to train multiple days in a row. If you only have Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday available to work out, you're not going to work your full body on those days because you'll be exhausted and not have any recovery time in between days." - Rob and Devon Dionne

 

Pros to completely weekly split workouts include:

  1. You can hit those muscle groups with focused, maxed intensity.
  2. Your body has plenty of time to fully recover between split workouts.
  3. You're building greater muscle endurance when your muscles are tired because your working them out to their full potential.
  4. If you have a weak area, a split workout really helps you take the time to focus on just building one area of your body.

 

On the other hand, cons of split workouts are:

  1. Having to reduce weight on the machines by the 3rd, 4th set because your muscles are easily fatigued.
  2. Because you're only focusing on 1-2 muscle groups, it's not as challenging on your metabolism.
  3. You can't do as many powerful, "Olympic" lifts because you're not focusing on full body.
  4.  You fully recover before you work out again, but that also leaves you with a lot of wasted time between workouts

 

"Split training might create endurance for an individual muscle, but full body workouts are so much more impactful for sports." - Rob Dionne

 

The Pros and Cons of Full Body Workouts

 

"When you're doing full body workouts over time, your soreness levels will significantly go down overtime." - Rob Dionne

 

Pros for completing full body workouts include:

  1. You stay fresh every time you do a full body workout. Just give it 100% and just move on to the next thing.
  2. You should only do a full body workout 3 days a week so it's great if you have limited amount of time and what to maximize your time.
  3. It's great for injuries because there's less stress on specific parts of the body and doesn't create joint pain.
  4. You can focus on power-lifting moves and bodybuilding workouts.
  5. Full body workouts are better for sports.
  6. It can be better at burning calories and promoting fat loss because of the metabolic challenge.
  7. Great for when you don't have time to schedule in split days.
  8. Easy to incorporate supersets into full body workouts which will also help to save a lot of time.
  9. You'll tend to be less sore because you're not burning out your muscles as much as during split workouts.

 

Cons to doing full body workouts are:

  1. It might lead to over-training the body if you do full body workouts every other day.
  2. If you do have a weaker area or what to focus on a specific body part, you don't have a lot of time to work out that problem area.
  3. It's difficult to implement more complex exercises such as drop sets or compound movements due to short recovery time.

 

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Thursday Night Live

Q & A Sessions with Rob and Devon

Each Thursday night at 7:15pm PST via the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group , Devon and I will be online to answer an questions you may have about health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, lifestyle etc. Ask us anything!

 

 

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Start Building Your Own Workouts and Meal Plan!

Download Results Tracker here!

Click To Download Home Workout Templates or text the word, "lifting," to 33444 to download the templates. 

Download the OSF Food Journal Now!

Have a Question or Review for Rob or Devon?

We love answering questions and getting feedback from you, our listener! If you have any questions to ask us, want to share a review of the show, or tell us any suggestions for guests/topics that you think would be great to have on the show, just email Rob at rob@openskyfitness.com or Devon at devon@openskyfitness.com or you can also leave us a review at www.openskyfitness.com/review, ask a question in the closed Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group and even text OSFreview to 33444 to get the link.

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

1:40  Recap on last week's episode with Arriane Alexander: 10 Ways Why Fitness is Just Like Your Business

2:15  The difference between split workout routines and full body workout routines plus which one is better

3:00  Last chance to enter in our review contest to win a free book by June 22!

5:00  Reach out to Devon and I for 1-on-1 Coaching

6:00 What's the difference between a full body workout and a split routine?

9:00  The pros of doing a split workout.

13:50 Cons of split training workouts

17:30  The pros to full body workouts

22:55  Cons to full body training

29:25  So, what's better? Split or full body workouts?

30:00  Rob's new personal challenge: Completing a full body workout 3 days a week

30:50  Rob's Full Body MWF Workout

44:50 Closing comments with Rob and Devon

45:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

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Thanks so much for joining us again this week. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Thanks for listening/reading Episode 153 - Full Body vs. Split Training: Pros and Cons! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

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