Apr 28, 2015
On today’s 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.”
Mark is pretty flexible with his diet, though he is a proponent of the Ketogenic diet. “We have become so addicted to refined sugars. That’s one of the most important things to cut out of your diet.”
He believes the benefits to building muscle are much more extensive than merely engaging in cardio. “If you gain 5 lbs of muscle, it changes your metabolism in big ways,” he said.
We also discussed the idea of peak strength. Is there a point you reach where you can’t lift anything heavier?
You'll have to tune in to find out!
Apr 14, 2015
Is your fitness app making you fat?
Nir Eyal, an author at Tech Crunch, thinks the apps we rely on to motivate us and track our progress are actually detrimental to our health. Why? Because they don’t differentiate between good and bad calories, encourage over-exercising and make fitness feel like a chore.
“The best exercise in the world is the one you actually like,” he tells Rob.
A writer for TechCrunch, Forbes, Psychology Today and frequent speaker at Fortune 500 companies, Eyal used to be severely overweight until he figured out what exercises he loves and began focusing on the kind of diet he wanted, rather than the kind of diet he thought he should have.
This is an interesting episode for anyone who has wrestled with motivational issues — i.e., all of us!
Check out more of Nir Eyal’s writing at nirandfar.coom.
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Apr 7, 2015
Jill Miller is the founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and the creator of the corrective exercise Yoga Tune Up. She has than 28 years of experience in fitness, yoga therapy and anatomy, and has been featured on Oprah’s OWN Network as well as The Today Show and Good Morning America.
On today’s show, Jill talks to Rob and Jeff about her new book “The Roll Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility and Live Better in Your Body.” In the book she talks about how to rid your body from pain without costly surgeries and dangerous painkillers by relying on yoga therapy balls instead. These small, portable blue balls, which Jeff tries out during the interview, help induce stretching all over the body.
“It’s very fulfilling to know that people all over the world are rubbing themselves with my balls,” Jill tells Rob.
Jill and Rob also talk about how to differentiate between good and bad sensations of pain, what kind of exercises you should do on your commute to work, and how to become more aware of the areas in your body that need a good stretch.
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