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Open Sky Fitness Podcast

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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Apr 30, 2019

Success is really nothing more than the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. This means that any person who knows what they are doing and where they are going is a success. Any person with a goal towards which they are working is a successful person.- Earl Nightingale

 

This week, All-American discus thrower, strength coach, author, and instructor, Dan John, returned to Open Sky Fitness to discuss his Ten Commandments of Fitness, the power of learning through failure, and all about his brand new book, 40 Years With a Whistle.

Furthermore, you'll listen to Rob and Dan discuss:

  • Why you should find something unique about yourself to set yourself from the rest and how to do it.
  • How Dan tries to look at the world in a different light than everybody else.
  • Dan's advice for getting anything you want in life and how to create one that you love by standing out.
  • How to stay on top of your game in health and life.
  • The differences between a pirate map and shark habits plus how Dan uses them in his life.

 

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

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Dan John's Ten Commandments In Fitness:

1. Constant assessment
2. Constant upgrading
3. Ignore perfect
4. This isn’t moral theology—there are no “good” or “bad” exercises or systems
5. Everything works!
6. Achieving a goal versus achieving success (not the same thing…sadly)
7. After the peak is the cliff
8. Self-discipline is a finite resource
9. Fundamentals trump everything else
10. Take a moment to appreciate those who went before you.

 

40 Years With A Whistle by Dan John

Click here to get your copy of 40 Years With a Whistle by Dan John

Dan JohnWhen I was a child, people used to tell me that “your life flashes before your eyes” just before you die. As I was writing 40 Years with a Whistle, I laughed a few times out loud as my past kept flashing before my eyes.

“All in all, this wasn’t a bad life, but I would prefer to live a bit longer”

This book has been ruminating in my brain for a while.

In 2011, I popped open my first lifting journal from 1971 and realized I had been keeping track of my workouts for 40 years. So, I wrote a two-part article on the lessons I had learned (Part One, Part Two); very simply, it was 40 lessons from 40 years.

Last summer as I was coaching next to a throwing cage at St. Mary’s in Twickenham, London, a local coach asked me how I could “see all of this.” I responded, “Well, you know, I have been doing this for…”

It took me a minute to figure out that I had been standing in fields, yelling in weight rooms and making half-time adjustments for the past 40 years.

Maybe it’s my background in religious studies and education, but 40 years always seems to get my bells ringing. Walking back to my place that night, I kept trying to figure out how the 40 years had gone by so fast.

In a flash, so to speak.

Everything coalesced when Ron McKeefery asked me to write the introduction to his book, Weight Room Wisdom. As I thought about wisdom in the weight room, it was obvious that my coaching methods came directly from Dick Notmeyer and the Pacifica Bar Bell Club.

But there was more to Dick than just reps and sets. He was a master storyteller. I was going through a rough time at home and his stories always showed me the path, the route, to success. Showing up every day, getting the work done and avoiding stupidity would lead ultimately to success in all areas of life.

I have discovered no better truism in my life.

Writing the introduction to Ron’s book made we want to tell more stories about other mentors who shaped my career. I began to dig into my past and I realized how many people have coached me. Literally, a coach is something that carries one from here to there. I have been carried many times in my life through bad times and disasters. I have arrived successfully many times and I needed to make sure I thank those who got me there.

 

About Dan John

Dan JohnDan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record.

Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. As a Fulbright Scholar, he toured the Middle East exploring the foundations of religious education systems. Dan is also a Senior Lecturer for St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.

His books, on weightlifting, include Intervention, Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, written with Pavel Tsatsouline as well as From Dad, To Grad. He and Josh Hillis co-authored “Fat Loss Happens on Monday.”

In 2015, Dan wrote Can You Go? on his approach to assessments and basic training. In addition, Before We Go, another compilation akin to Never Let Go became an Amazon Bestseller.

In early 2017, Dan’s book, Now What?, his approach to Performance and dealing with “life,” became a Bestseller on Amazon. Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge became available in September 2017, too.

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

3:00 Learn more about being on one of our Coaching Calls!

5:00 How Rob learned about Dan John through his book Mass Made Simple.

7:00 Introduction to Dan John.

8:00 About his new book, 40 Years With A Whistle

11:00 Whether or not he has any regrets for mistakes he has made as an athlete and coach.

14:00 His best practices for working with the parents of athletes and advice for them.

16:00 How being born with pistol grip hip has impacted his training and how he fixed it.

18:40 The importance of getting hip surgery sooner than later if you need it.

19:00 The fact that not only athletes but dancers as well go through plenty of physical pain in training and performance.

20:30 Why more coaches should have a background in economics

22:30 Why the word, "passion" doesn't mean "love" but "to suffer."

28:00 Rob and Dan's story about meeting up at the Perform Better Summit

32:30 Why Dan isn't only a teacher but a learner for life as well.

34:30 Dan's stories of his mom and dad growing up and as an athlete - who they are and what he learned from them.

46:00 How to ask people questions about themselves and focus on the person rather than just staying on the surface about who they are.

47:00 The struggles and painful events his family has experienced in life.

50:40 Downsides to coaching and teaching including athletes not taking the advice he has given them.

53:00 The current education system in the US and his thoughts and advice on the matter.

56:00 Why you should find something unique about yourself to set yourself from the rest and how to do it.

57:40 How he tries to look at the world in a different light than everybody else.

59:00 His advice for getting anything you want in life and how to create one that you love by standing out.

1:01:00 How to stay on top of your game in health and life.

1:04:00 The differences between a pirate map and shark habits plus how Dan uses them in his life.

1:08:00 Dan John's Ten Commandments of Fitness

1:08:20 1) Constant assessment

1:9:00 2) Constant upgrading

1:13:30 3) Ignore perfect

1:14:15 4) This isn’t moral theology—there are no “good” or “bad” exercises or systems

1:18:50 5) Everything works

1:24:00 6)Achieving a goal versus achieving success (not the same thing…sadly)

1:25:00 Why losers get more out of losing than winners do out of winning.

1:26:00 Why we have higher standards for our physical appearance than for our careers and every other aspect of our lives.

1:28:00 7) After the peak is the cliff

1:30:00 How to answer the question, "Now what?" after a big event in your life.

1:35:00 Why injuries and illness can be a blessing in disguise sometimes.

1:37:50 8) Self-discipline is a finite resource

1:40:00 How posting about workouts (whether it happened or not) releases the same endorphin release in the brain.

1:44:00 The benefits of fasting and why it's different than starving.

1:48:30 What metabolic derangement is, how it impacts weight loss, and how exercise can keep your metabolism regular.

 1:49:50 9) Fundamentals trump everything else

1:57:00 10) Take a moment to appreciate those who went before you

2:01:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon.

2:02:00 Let us know if you want to be a guest on the show!

2:03:30 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 248 Dan John's Ten Commandments of Fitness!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Apr 2, 2019

What does it take to become a great personal trainer? 

Which characteristics should you look for in a personal trainer?

 

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

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Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

This week, Rob is speaking to the 2018 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year, Celebrity Trainer, and Owner of PUSH Private Fitness, Chad Landers. Chad has been a personal trainer for over 25 years and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) so it's safe to say he really knows his stuff!

On This Episode:

  • How his interest in training began from a young age and eventually led to a career.
  • His different experiences working for various gyms as a personal trainer until he found something that worked for himself.
  • How to be a great personal trainer by not being judgemental, showing compassion, and building relationships.
  • What personal trainers can do to expand their online social media presence and whether or not it's actually even worth it.
  • The importance of knowing your unique market based on age, gender, and what they're looking for to improve their health.
  • His advice on what you should do or not do when planning a career change, move, or other big steps in your life.

 

About Chad Landers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8xl7scsDvc

 

Chad LandersChad graduated from the of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 1991. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Most recently, Chad became the first (and at the time, only) American to graduate with a Diploma in Sports Nutrition with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Chad has owned a personal training business in Los Angeles since 1993. In 2003, he opened Push Private Fitness, a 2400 sq.ft. personal training only gym. He currently competes in Masters Raw Powerlifting competitions.

 

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

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 our previous guest interview:
OSF 243 Jill Miller: The Pros & Cons of Hypermobility

2:00 About our show today with Chad Landers

4:30 About this amazing catered food event we went to this past week that served high quality, non-processed foods.

8:30 Check out our latest One-On-One Coaching Call - OSF 244 Are Unrealistic Goals Controlling Your Life? and learn how to be a client on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast!

12:30 Introduction to Chad Landers

15:00 How his interest in training began from a young age and eventually led to a career.

20:00 His big move from Illinois to go work in Las Vegas as a personal trainer.

22:00 The various jobs he worked in Las Vegas and how that led him to work as a personal trainer in Sherman Oaks.

27:00 His different experiences working for various gyms as a personal trainer until he found something that worked for himself.

34:00 How meeting his wife and getting married impact his career in the fitness industry.

36:00 Why fame and fortune don't matter; the main point is that you feel good about yourself.

38:00 How to be a great personal trainer by not being judgemental, showing compassion, and building relationships.

44:00 How working at a gym or belonging to a gym is like being in a community.

49:00 Why some personal trainers and gyms just blow up huge without any real training expertise.

50:00 Why it's so easy for people to believe in online fitness trainers especially on Instagram when they know absolutely nothing about training.

53:30 What personal trainers can do to expand their online social media presence and whether or not that's actually even worth it.

55:00 The importance of knowing your unique market based on age, gender, and what they're looking for to improve their health.

1:00:00 His advice on what you should do or not do when planning a career change, move, or other big steps in your life.

1:02:00 The importance of staying out of debt and having a nest egg.

1:07:00 Why we're in fear or a state of hesitation to take our lives to the next level.

1:14:00 Why you should start training people in person first before moving to work with them online.

1:22:00 How to connect with Chad Landers online.

1:26:00  Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:27:00 Tune into our next Coaching Call next week and learn how to be coached on the podcast!

1:28:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 245 with Chad Landers - !  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Mar 19, 2019

This week on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast, we have co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide, author of The Roll Model, as well as creator of the the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method, Jill Miller, returning to talk with Rob about her own self-care and self-love practices, her 2017 hip surgery, and what's in store for her next.

On This Episode:

  • How to fall in love with every single part of your body and what it CAN do for you.
  • Why you should never ignore signs from your body from aches and pains to stiffness and more.
  • How to build a relationship with our bodies for life by being compassionate, curious, and paying attention to it.
  • What she wants people to know about stretching and why it can be very harmful to the long-term health of your joints.

 

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

The Roll Model

Click here to get your copy of The Roll Model

LIVE BETTER IN YOUR BODY.

Pain is an epidemic. It prevents you from performing at your best because it robs you of concentration, power, and peace of mind. But most pain is preventable and treatable, and healing is within your grasp. Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe have taken life “by the balls” and circumvented a dismal future of painkillers, surgeries, and hopelessness by using Jill Miller’s groundbreaking Roll Model Method.

The Roll Model gives you the tools to change the course of your life in less than 5 minutes a day. You are a fully equipped self-healing organism, and this book will guide you through easy-to-perform self-massage techniques that will erase pain and improve your performance in whatever activities you pursue.

The Roll Model teaches you how to improve the quality of your life no matter your size, shape, or condition. Within these pages you will find:

  • Inspiring stories of people just like you who have altered the course of their lives by using the Roll Model Method
  • Accessible explanations of how and why this system works based on the science of your body and the physiological effects of rolling
  • Step-by-step rolling techniques to help awaken your body’s resilience from head to toe so that you have more energy, less stress, and greater performance

Whether you’re living with constant discomfort, seeking to improve your mobility, or trying to avoid medication and surgery, this book provides empowering and effective solutions for becoming your own best Roll Model.

About Yoga Tune Up

Yoga Tune Up® is a fitness therapy format built around the three P's – Pain, Posture and Performance. It helps eradicate pain, improve posture and enhance performance through a unique blend of yoga, Corrective Exercise, Self-Massage, and Breath Strategies. By helping to identify and target your "body blind spots"; areas that are most overused, underused, or misused, YTU heals damaged muscle, increases strength and establishes healthy movement patterns.

The YTU format includes dynamic and static range of motion exercises to target these blind spots to improve proprioception (body sense), interoception (physiological listening) and motor control (performance). This format utilizes unique exercises that educate each practitioner about their body biomechanics and their personal relationship to how they use their body on a daily basis. Mindset work surrounds and infuses each YTU lesson so that subtle and gross awareness evolve to help every practitioner live better in their body.

YTU is practiced all over the world at Yoga Studios, fitness facilities and retreat centers, taught by creator Jill Miller and more than 500 certified YTU instructors. Using a distinctive set of exercises, poses and specialized techniques, Yoga Tune Up® playfully moves you into a body that looks great and lasts a lifetime.

Yoga Tune Up® is a self-care fitness Format that:

  • Increases your body’s overall strength
  • Relieves pain and stress
  • Helps control weight and makes you feel grounded
  • Bolsters the immune system
  • Improves balance, flexibility, and coordination

 

About Jill Miller

Jill MillerJill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, athletics and pain management. She is known as the Teacher’s Teacher and has trained thousands of movement educators, clinicians, and manual therapists to incorporate her paradigm shifting self-care fitness programming into athletic and medical facility programs internationally. She has crafted original programs for 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, YogaWorks, and numerous professional sports teams. She and her team of 500+ trainers help you to live better in your body with an emphasis on proprioception, mobility, breath mechanics and recovery.

She has presented case studies at the Fascia Research Congress and International Association of Yoga Therapy conferences. She has the rare ability to translate complex physiological and biomechanical information into accessible, relevant moves that help her students transform pain, dysfunction and injury into robust fitness. Jill is the anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal Magazine and has been featured in Shape, Men’s Journal, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, Self, and on the Today Show and Good Morning America. Jill is regularly featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is the creator of dozens of DVD’s including Treat While You Train with Kelly Starrett DPT and is the author of the internationally bestselling book The Roll Model: A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility and Live Better in your Body. Based in Los Angeles, CA, she is a wife and mother of two small children and is currently writing her second book.

Visit Jill's ongoing classes at Equinox Fitness Clubs in Los Angeles.
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Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

 

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 our previous guest interview:
OSF 242 The Carnivore Diet: Is It Right For You? with Sean Hyson

1:40 Check out our latest One-On-One Coaching Call - OSF 241 Just Ten Pounds To Lose and learn how to be a client on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast!

2:00 About our show today with Jill Miller

3:00 Tune into our next Coaching Call next week and learn how to be coached on the podcast!

6:00 About our upcoming Coaching Calls in the coming weeks.

11:00 Introduction to our guest today - Jill Miller 

18:00 Her regular, painful hip spasms and how it led to her hip replacement in 2017.

26:30 The extreme mobility and flexibility she naturally had and why that was a liability for her hip joint.

28:30 Her previous experiences with eating disorders and how that addiction led to her addiction to yoga in order to calm herself down.

29:00 How to fall in love with every single part of your body and what it CAN do for you.

33:00 Why you should never ignore signs from your body from aches and pains to stiffness and more.

34:00 Why her body wasn't always giving her the feedback and signals she needed to pay attention to.

36:00 The impact of pain on our brain, moods, thoughts, breath patterns and more

37:00 How to build a relationship with our bodies for life by being compassionate, curious, and paying attention to it.

40:00 The backlash she received for bringing functional movement to yoga with the Yoga Tune Up.

41:00 Why, no matter what she did, she would have eventually had to have hip surgery and how the Yoga Tune Up helped preserve her physical ability.

43:00 The mental health struggles she has gone through including PTSD, the loss of a child, and medical health therapy.

46:40 What she wants people to know about stretching and why it can be very harmful to the long-term health of your joints.

50:30 About her upcoming book and why it's the most important thing to her right now even though she's struggling to complete it.

52:30 The daily struggle she faces with feeling like she has to be productive all the time and how she deals with it.

55:00 How she balances her work, health, relationships, family, and self-care time plus what she needs to work on the most.

57:00 How she's planning to grow both personally and professionally this year.

59:00 Therapy and self-care practices Rob, Devon, and Jill practice regularly.

1:04:00 Their experiences as actors and the terrible movies they've made.

1:13:30  Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:01:30 Tune into our next Coaching Call next week and learn how to be coached on the podcast!

1:03:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 243 with Jill Miller:The Pros & Cons of Hypermobility!  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Feb 12, 2019

This week, Rob had an intense, one-on-one conversation with Founder of The Glute Lab, Inventor of The Hip Thruster, and Author of many books including Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy, Bret Contreras.

They covered everything from Bret's career and the importance of being authentic online to why training your glutes is so important and how to live a healthy life that you love.

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

On This Episode:

  • The 3 areas he's always striving to improve and prioritize at different times: personal fitness, business, and mental wellbeing.
  • The fact that babies have to first learn functional movement such as how to engage their glutes and do a bridge before they can crawl.
  • His process for helping people create individual workout programs.
  • Standard exercises for strengthening your legs.
  • Facts and myths about fat and muscle.

 

Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy
by Bret Contreras

Increase strength, build mass, burn fat, and define your muscles. With full-color anatomical illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and training advice, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy is the authoritative resource for sculpting your physique without free weights, machines, or expensive equipment.

Targeting all muscle zones and primary muscle regions—arms, chest, shoulders, back, core, thighs, glutes, and calves—Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy presents 156 of the most effective bodyweight exercises that can be performed anytime, anywhere. With expert advice from renowned strength trainer Bret Contreras, you’ll learn how to modify, combine, and sequence exercises to ramp up your routine and avoid plateaus.

In depth yet practical, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy takes you inside every exercise through stunning anatomical artwork that reveals primary muscles worked along with the relevant surrounding structures, including bones, ligaments, and tendons.

Whether you are just beginning your quest for a better body or simply seeking a proven approach for training at home, on the road, or on the go, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy is a one-of-a-kind resource that you’ll refer to again and again.

About Bret Contreras

Personal trainer, speaker, author and inventor, Bret Contreras is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on glute training. He is the Founder of The Glute Lab, Inventor of The Hip Thruster, and Author of various articles and books including
Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy. Bret has his PhD in Sports Science and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).


Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

 

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 our previous guest interview: Building Body Confidence with the Fit Bottomed Girls - Ep. 236

2:00 The importance of really focusing on yourself 100% when you're sick so that you can heal quickly.

3:30 Devon's chicken soup recipe!

7:00 Check out our latest
One-On-One Coaching Call: Why Happiness Shouldn't Be A Goal - Ep. 237 and learn how to be a client on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast!

9:00 Introduction to Bret Contreras

12:00 Various articles he has written, how his views on training has changed, and what he has learned over the years.

17:00 Regrets about what he has written in past articles including the glute myth.

20:00 His love for learning and how he's always digging for the right answers when he or someone is wrong about something.

21:50 The amount of fake people out there on social media and how to tell when someone is being authentic or not.

23:50 How he cares about his followers and wants to inspire and make them feel good rather than make them feel bad.

24:30 How he focuses on following his own standards and no one else's to be true to the life he wants to live.

26:00 The 3 areas he's always striving to improve and prioritize at different times: personal fitness, business, and mental wellbeing.

37:00 The fact that babies have to first learn functional movement such as how to engage their glutes and do a bridge before they can crawl.

42:00 His process for helping people create individual workout programs.

47:30 The truth about women's quads and how to get them strong and lean.

49:30 Standard exercises for strengthening your legs.

51:00 Facts and myths about fat and muscle.

55:00 How to be your most authentic self online - Bret's Dos and Don'ts.

1:01:00 How to be a good sport during physique competitions and be proud of your progress.

1:05:00 Why we shouldn't body shame other people.

1:08:00 How to live a healthy life you love enjoying your favorite things will being healthy still.

1:13:00 The importance of always staying humble no matter how much success you achieve or how popular you become as a personal trainer.

1:18:00 Being open-minded but skeptical as a researcher and professional to new facts and studies plus admitting when you were wrong to be honest and build trust.

1:25:00  Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:30:00 Tune into our next Coaching Call with Michael next week and learn how to be coached on the podcast!1

1:31:40 Open Sky Fitness Closing

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 238 - Bret Contreras: Why Training Glutes Is So Important! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Jan 29, 2019

Can you imagine what the women in this world could do if they weren't worried about the number on the scale? - Jennipher Walters on what insight her intuitive dietitian had given her.

This week, Rob had an amazing discussion with Podcast Hosts, Personal Coaches at Fit Bottomed Girls, and Creators of the Love Your Body. Love Your Life online course, Jennipher Walters and Kristen Seymour. Both women shared their own wellness journeys, how they went from student to personal trainer, and how Fit Bottomed Girls has evolved since 2008.

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group!

Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Special BONUS for Open Sky Fitness Podcast Listeners: Get $100 off of the Love Your Body. Love Your Life online course when you enter the code, New FBG.

Both Jenn and Kristen are on a mission to share their You Can't Hate Yourself Healthy approach to both men and women to inspire them to give up their diets and focus on enjoying their lives rather than allowing the number on the scale to determine their happiness.

Through Fit Bottomed Girls, Jenn and Kristen are leading voices in combating the negative messages that the media spreads about what it means to be healthy. It is their mission to help people boost their body confidence and self-image through courses, couching, books, podcast interviews, and more.

On This Episode:

As you listen, Rob, Jenn, and Kristen discuss:

  • How you can create healthy habits by first focusing on what you love such as your favorite exercise and foods before you challenge yourself.
  • Why our poor body image and self-confidence is actually a wake-up call that there is something deeper that needs our attention.
  • Why you can't have the mindset that you must restrict your nutrition while working out hard or training for endurance events.
  • Why some people with tendencies such as Rebels or Upholders might have difficulty with focusing on their self-love and how they can overcome it with a unique approach that works for them.
  • How important it is to do a self-audit of where you are now and where you want to be in the future.

 

"It's okay to eat the foods you want or need to eat. We tend to moralize food but you're not good for eating a salad nor bad for eating ice cream." - Kristen Seymour

About Fit Bottomed Girls

It began as a single blog with a tongue-in-cheek play on a Queen song. Today, the Fit Bottomed World, run by Jennipher Walters and Kristen Seymour (who are certified fitness professionals but also just everyday regular women), is an online phenomenon reaching millions of women (and men!) each month. And, of course, the focus is always on the idea that fit bottoms come in all shapes and sizes — and that you’re more than the number on the scale.

(And they know because they’ve been there. Read Jenn’s personal story here, and Kristen’s here.)

True pioneers of the body-positive movement, Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead began Fit Bottomed Girls in 2008 as friends looking for a fun, fresh and no-diet approach to being healthy. Months after the site launched, it took off — readers were clearly hungry for something other than “how to lose 10 pounds in 10 minutes and get the perfect man.” Infusing their own experiences (both failures and successes) they created a community of “FBGs” — welcoming everyone in, including writer Kristen Seymour, who would later become a business partner.

From there, the Fit Bottomed Girls expanded into new verticals and products to serve its growing readership, including Fit Bottomed MamasFit Bottomed Eatsa bookFit Bottomed Zena podcast and the online course Love Your Body. Love Your Life.

In 2017, Erin left the company to pursue other interests and focus on her family, while the Fit Bottomed World expanded into more speaking engagements, retreats, and brand consulting. Jenn and Kristen also continue to work with major brands such as Brooks Running, Marshall’s and Pure Protein on campaigns and other influencer projects that are fully aligned with the Fit Bottomed Girls’ mission. In fact, Jenn and Kristen were named as one of The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by Greatist in 2016 and 2017, and were listed as one of the best healthy living bloggers of 2018 by Healthline.

And the one thing that will never, ever change is the company’s mission to continue to let women (and men!) know that you simply can’t hate yourself healthy.

Let Us Coach You On The Podcast!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. Your goals
    2. What obstacles you believe are standing in your way
    3. Your expectations and how you think Devon and Rob can help you

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 our previous guest interview: OSF 234 - Gretchen Rubin: Navigating Expectations With The Four Tendencies

2:00 About today's guests - of Fit Bottomed Girls, Jennipher Walters and Kristen Seymour.

2:30 Check out our latest Coaching Call with Jenn - Stop Binge Eating and learn how to be a client on the Open Sky Fitness Podcast!

6:00 Learn more about one of our favorite brands and our awesome sponsor, ButcherBox, and get a discount of $10 off your first order plus free bacon!

11:00 Introduction to Jennipher Walters and Kristen Seymour of Fit Bottomed Girls.

12:00 How they got started with Fit Bottomed Girls.

13:30 The negative messages that were in the media about health and how they wanted to turn that all around with FBG.

19:00 The pressures that Jenn faced as a personal trainer and feeling pressured to look a certain way to be able to give advice.

22:00 How meeting with a dietician helped Jenn lift a lot of the eating restrictions and turn to intuitive eating.

25:00 How you can create healthy habits by first focusing on what you love such as your favorite exercise and foods before you challenge yourself.

26:00 Why our poor body image and self-confidence is actually a wake-up call that there is something deeper that needs our attention.

27:00 Kristen's background, fitness fears, and wellness journey story.

29:00 Why you can't have the mindset that you must restrict your nutrition while working out hard or training for endurance events.

32:00 Why fitness just needs enough to lose weight and get healthy; you also need to focus on your nutrition.

 37:00 How Jenn defines self-love and how we can practice it on a daily basis.

41:00 Why some people tendencies such as Rebels or Upholders might have difficulty with focusing on their self-love and how they can overcome it with a unique approach that works for them.

47:30 How important it is to do a self-audit of where you are now and where you want to be in the future.

50:00 What their healthy lifestyles look like based on what they like, their family life, and focus.

54:30 How Kristen found a great tribe within running groups in her city and how you can too.

58:00 Jenn's journey to trying out different workouts and how she came to start running, love it and commit to it.

1:03:30 Kristen's favorite workouts and how she's grown from student to teacher.

1:09:00 Steps you can take today to improve your health on your wellness journey.

1:13:00  Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:14:00 Learn how to can be on the podcast and work with Devon and me in a coaching session!

1:14:45 Get grass-fed, delicious meat delivered straight to your door with a brand we love and our sponsor, ButcherBox.

1:15:00 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

57:10 Open Sky Fitness Closing

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 236 - Building Body Confidence with the Fit Bottomed Girls! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

 

Dec 18, 2018

Rico Caveglia's chronological age is 76 but his fitness energy age is 35. He is America's healthy aging trainer and creator of the Ageless Living Lifestyle, Vitality for Life Training System, and the Be Bold Never Old Wellness Club not to mention he just kicked off a brand new podcast, Fearless Aging. So, this week on Open Sky Fitness, I get the chance to share his lifestyle with you, what changes in the fitness industry he has witnessed, and more importantly, how we can build habits around nutrition, exercise, and mental wellness to be healthy for life.

 

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As you listen, Rico and I covered:

  • How he got his start in the world of health and fitness as one of the first personal trainers in San Diego.
  • What new trends have popped up over the years that he enjoyed, disliked, and thought were a waste of time.
  • What we used to believe back then compared to now with all of the latest and health and wellness research.
  • The benefit of working out at a slow pace except for if you include interval training.
  • Why the best investment you can make is one that benefits your health and it's totally okay to reach out to someone like a personal trainer for help.
  • Why solely focusing on weight loss is a waste of your time.

 

 

Ageless Living Lifestyle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A7HXBcuUYM

About Rico Caveglia

Rico is the creator of The Vitality for Life Training Programs.

His health/fitness/wellness consulting and training company in San Diego, Ca. was established in 1981. He is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, author, workshop leader and multi-time Gold Medalist California State Senior Olympics. He is an award-winning author of 17 books and numerous videos/articles on wellness and longevity. He has 37 years experience training/coaching many of San Diego’s most prominent citizens. He specializes in working with individuals 50 plus years of age, often with such health challenges as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, Parkinson’s and M. S. His successes stem from his ability to design and coaching programs that are personalized, effective, fun and easy to incorporate into busy lives.

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Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

 

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we'd like to keep to ourselves.

Here's how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. What you're struggling with
    2. What you believe is standing in your way
    3. What your obstacles are
    4. What you want to achieve
    5. Your expectations and how you think Devon and I can help you

 

 

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 231 - How to Decrease Your Body Fat Composition with Chris DiVecchio

2:00 About our guest today, Rico Caveglia

4:00 Let us coach you on our podcast! Learn all the details here

9:30 Introduction to Rico Caveglia

10:40 How he got his start in the world of health and fitness as one of the first personal trainers in San Diego.

13:00 What new trends have popped up over the years that he enjoyed, disliked, and thought were a waste of time.

17:00 What we used to believe back then compared to now with all of the latest and health and wellness research.

18:50 His advice for staying healthy and preventing injury when working out.

19:30 The benefit of working out at a slow pace except for if you include interval training.

22:30 The hardest activities or forms of exercise to maintain as we age.

28:00 Why the best investment you can make is one that benefits your health and it's totally okay to reach out to someone like a personal trainer for help.

30:30 Why solely focusing on weight loss is a waste of your time.

32:00 If there's anything you want to gain; it should be being strong, having a healthy percentage of body fat, and love for your body.

35:00 Personal role models that he's learned from and who inspire him.

41:00 Why you shouldn't just big names selling you "sexy" health, fitness, and food products because they probably don't have your best interest at heart.

42:00 How to begin focusing on prevention now to stay healthy and fit for life not only for ourselves but for the sake of humanity as well.

48:50 About his brand new podcast, Fearless Aging

51:30 Final comments with Rob and Devon

52:00 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

52:10 Learn how to can be on the podcast and work with Devon and me in a coaching session!

56:50 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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!

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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.

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Thanks for listening/reading episode 232 - Weight Loss Goals Are A Waste Of Time with Rico Caveglia! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Dec 6, 2018

Beginning a new strength training program can be overwhelming. Especially if you haven’t lifted weights before or are unfamiliar with different gym and home workouts, it can feel like too much at once.

That’s why we’ve provided you with a free gym and home workout template so that you are prepared for the gym and you have a plan.

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

 

Get your free gym and home workout template download here

Click here to see the original show notes

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

Join our Open Sky Fitness Facebook Group

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

 

LET US COACH YOU ON THE PODCAST!

Come on the podcast and let us be your coach for an hour on the show!

We talked about this a while back but we want you, the listener, to be a guest on our show by allowing us to be your personal coaches for a 1-hour call. Your call will be featured as an actual episode on our podcast but can always keep your identity hidden by changing your name because we know that our health is everything and some things we’d like to keep to ourselves.

Here’s how you sign up:

  1. Go to http://openskyfitness.com/contact/
  2. Fill out your name, email address, and message
  3. In your message, please include:
    1. What you’re struggling with
    2. What you believe is standing in your way
    3. What your obstacles are
    4. What you want to achieve
    5. Your expectations and how you think Devon and I can help you

 

Nov 27, 2018

Your body will never go where your mind hasn't been. If your mind has been racked with all these negative thoughts that you're not athletic, coordinated, or this isn't for you, then you're going to go that way. If you approach fitness with slow, baby steps and be open-minded, then your results won't only mean that your body has changed but your mind has shifted too. - Maarten Van Nus

 

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This week on Open Sky Fitness, we had the Founder of BoomerBody, Creator of the Muscle Unit Stimulation Technique - M.U.S.T.,  and Author of Help: I'm Being Held Prisoner by My Couch, Maarten Van Nus, share with us how he is helping people and especially baby boomers live a life with less pain, feel younger, and navigate the misunderstood world of nutrition and exercise.

Maarten aslo shares his expertise as a regular on Radio Pulse FM and has been featured in Men's Essential magazine.

As you tune in, you'll learn all about:

  • How we can leave the mindset trap that we can never succeed at getting healthy
  • How he helps people who are in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond as a personal coach and mentor.
  • How he was able to relate to and help a client both physically and mentally lose weight from a starting point of over 400 pounds.
  • What it is that makes BoomerBody so helpful for people who are new to fitness and are Boomer Babies.
  • What his fitness philosophy, Muscle Unit Stimulation Technique - M.U.S.T. is all about and where you can learn more about it.

 

"Your body was always meant to move and be healthy. It was never made to sit around and eat garbage foods." - Maarten Van Nus

 

Help: I'm Being Held Prisoner By My Couch

Click here to get your copy of Help: I'm Being Held Prisoner By My Couch

Help: I'm Being Held Prisoner By My Couch by Maarten Van NusFINALLY! A health and fitness book that isn't full of exercises and eating plans AND is for BOOMERS!

As part of the Baby Boomer generation, we all know that proper exercise and nutrition are good for us, right?

So why don't we all do it?

We all have our reasons…what are yours?

•I’m too busy...
•I'm too old to start now...
•I don't have the energy...
•I'm injured...
•I don't care...
•It doesn't matter how much I exercise, I'll still be unfit...
•I've never been an athlete...
•I'm intimidated by gyms and the people there...

In Help: I’m Being Held Prisoner By My Couch! fitness expert Maarten Van Nus examines the mind-body connections that keep Boomers from exercising and then he helps you recognize and examine your own connections, as well.

He explains how to retrain your mind and body to overcome social expectations, injury, inertia, poor self-image, childhood, and other thought patterns to become free of the chains that currently bind you from living a healthy life.

This book is NOT full of exercise routines and stringent diets. It focuses on understanding the reasons we don't want to exercise -- which are determined in our mind, either consciously or unconsciously -- and then helps us discover ways to change our minds to change our activity and eating patterns.

Baby Boomers are the first generation in history that has the longevity, time, and money to live for years after their retirement or to keep working well past the traditional 65 years. Boomers want to remain active and fit enough to enjoy all the things the world has to offer. This book encompasses the mindset that Maarten has been using in his clients’ training programs as well as his own. His philosophies and techniques are supported by scientific research and include some of the newest and most successful ideas about living a healthy, long life without spending all your time thinking about your fitness.

 

Introduction to Boomer Body

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-XsNunOu8I

 

About Maarten Van Nus

Maarten Van NusMaarten Van Nus, the founder and leader of BoomerBody.ca, has been training and studying the human body since 1975.

He’s seen fitness trends come and go and he’s guided hundreds of people to train their bodies and minds past their self-made limitations to achieve their own personal fitness and health goals.

Maarten lives what he teaches and, thus, understands what we, as clients, must overcome to create the bodies and health we desire.

What Maarten has developed and proven over time is a unique technique of training that incorporates the power of our mind over our body.

 

What You'll Hear on This Episode

00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

2:30 Check out last week's show: OSF 228 - How To Get More Out Of Life By Doing Less With Adam Schaeuble

3:00  Can our fear of success keep us from pushing forward?

6:00 What about with our health? Why you should never be afraid of starting today out of fear of success.

12:00 Important OSF Podcast updates to bring you the best quality content that we can.

13:00 Introduction to Maarten Van Nus

14:00 How he got into weight lifting and muscle building.

16:20 His progression from just a guy interested in fitness and helping himself to become a trainer and helping other people.

18:00 How he helps people who are in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond as a personal coach and mentor.

19:30 How he was able to relate to and help a client both physically and mentally lose weight from a starting point of over 400 pounds.

22:00 How we can leave the mindset trap that we can never succeed at getting healthy.

23:30 Workout products that just aren't designed for people new to fitness and the downside of diet products making us feel like we've failed.

25:00 Why all of our bodies are meant to work out and be healthy.

32:00 What is that makes BoomerBody so helpful for people who are new to fitness and are Boomer Babies.

33:50 Why you don't need a lot of weight or going all out to see results.

40:00 What his fitness philosophy, Muscle Unit Stimulation Technique - M.U.S.T. is all about and where you can learn more about it.

41:30 What you should be doing for sustainability instead of focusing on these horrible, crash diets.

44:20 What foods and portions he suggests for a sustainable diet.

48:00 The current health epidemic of teenagers and children plus where it could go in the future.

51:50 The importance of young parents and new parents to help their family and children shift and make better habits.

55:00 Why nothing can get in the way of you being healthy.

1:01:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:02:00 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

1:02:30 Contact Devon and I if you're interested in one-on-one coaching with us.

1:02:35 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 229 - How to Maximize Your Time At The Gym with Maarten Van Nus! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Nov 13, 2018

Does your home environment remind you of being healthy and having the lifestyle that you truly want? OR is that existing somewhere else? Does it only exist away from home at the gym? - BJ Gaddour

 

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

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Do the 7 Day Paleo Reset!

 

Hey everyone! This week, I had a really awesome conversation with the former Fitness Director of Men's Health, Creator of The Daily BJ, Host of The Weekly BJ Podcast, and Founder of Garden of Gainz.

We talked about everything from his days at Men's Health to the launch of The Daily BJ and how he stays true to his authentic self with his brand.

We had a great time and I hope you enjoy tuning into our conversation. Here are some specific topics that came up:

  • How working out at home will give you the results and feeling of empowerment to live a healthy life.
  • How the fitness world has betrayed us and let us down as far as motivation, investment (time and money), and our health.
  • BJ's experience as a personal gym trainer and how it led to where he is today with his career with online coaching.
  • His online presence and how he likes to make his platform fun and inclusive for everyone looking to improve their health.
  • How he's been lucky to "fail forwards" in life and why timing is everything.
  • How to create your own authentic brand by being true to yourself and your brand.
  • BJ's advice for people who want to break through the noise in a career in fitness.

 

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 226 - Pre & Post Workout Supplements, Reinjury Fears, CrossFit Training, Muscle Relief Aids

2:40 Join the conversation in our online Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

3:10 Halloween candy: Healthy alternatives such as the kids "cashing in" their treats for money with the parents.

5:30 About our guest this week, BJ Gaddour.

7:00 How he started focusing on his own health with his home gym aka Garden of Gainz.

7:50 How working out at home will give you the results and feeling of empowerment to live a healthy life.

9:00 How the fitness world has betrayed us and let us down as far as motivation, investment (time and money), and our health.

11:30 BJ's experience as a personal gym trainer and how it led to where he is today with his career with online coaching.

17:30 Why it's so hard to make money as an only fitness trainer and health coach.

19:00 What you have to do to make it online with Instagram posts and Tweets to promote your business.

20:00 His online presence and how he likes to make his platform fun and inclusive for everyone looking to improve their health.

22:30 Some of the out-of-this-world messages he receives from Instagram followers.

24:30 The crash and burn of his first online business, Stream Fit, and how he moved on from it.

27:40 How he's been lucky to "fail forwards" in life and why timing is everything.

30:00 His career as an entrepreneur and what it means to him.

32:00 What it was like to work for Men's Health.

40:00 The importance of companies and entrepreneurs putting out great content.

43:00 How he moved on from Men's Health to begin his own brand.

47:00 Why he posts specific images to weed out the followers that are right and not right for his brand.

48:00 The power of being authentic and true to yourself through your brand.

55:00 How to create your own authentic brand by being true to yourself and your brand.

1:00:00 BJ's advice for people who want to break through the noise in a career in fitness.

1:12:00 Final comments with Rob and Devon

1:12:00 Check out our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Group on Facebook

1:12:10 Contact Devon and I if you're interested in one-on-one coaching with us.

1:13:10 Open Sky Fitness Closing

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THE SHOW:

 

 

JOIN THE SKY FIT CHALLENGE!

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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 http://reviewourpodcast.com 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 227 - BJ Gaddour: Has The Fitness Industry Let Us Down? We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

Oct 18, 2018

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

Click here to see the original show notes

Check out OSF 206 The Power of Mindset: Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets

Read The Power of Curiosity by the Harvard Business Review

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

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

That’s why on this week’s TBT 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.

Oct 11, 2018

On today’s #TBT show, we talked to Mark Bell, the founder of Super Training Gym, Power Magazine and inventor of the Sling Shot.

Mark is a former professional wrestler. He began lifting weights at age 11 and entered into powerlifting when he was 13. He has lifted 1,025lb squat, a 832lb bench press and a 738 lb deadlift.

He explained to us how weight lifting affects your body. “Your arms are like shock absorbers,” he told Rob. “Your biceps and your forearms are there to help you absorb the shock of the weight on the way down.”

Click here to see the original show notes

Check out this week's podcast episode - OSF 222- What Fish Should You Avoid At The Supermarket?

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

Learn more about the Sky Fit Challenge

Check out the 7 Day Paleo Reset

Be a part of the conversation in our our Open Sky Fitness Podcast Facebook Group and check out upcoming Facebook Live Q&As!

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!

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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

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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.

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 210 - Machines vs. Free Weights, HIIT, and Functional Movement! We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you.

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 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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Thanks for listening/reading Episode 87: How to Prevent Injuries and Improve Performance.  We hope you have gained more knowledge on how to be a healthier you!

 

 

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.

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