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Cardio & Mobility Guidelines, Adrenal Fatigue, & The Happiness Formula

Actor, Jay Jablonski is back in studio with me this week and we attempted to film this episode for you. Unfortunately things went awry, as you’ll hear when you listen. Still, we soldiered on and discussed the current NFL playoff situation, what I find bizarre and fascinating about Jablonski, my Jon Snow freak out, wasting time on Facebook, phone alerts, life lessons from Fight Club, and more.   We also answered your questions and covered topics such as: Playoff predictions, Bieber’s boat and the Giant’s game [3:10]. Social media, the news, and the need to unplug [4:47]. Review… continue reading.

2016 Recap and What’s Coming in 2017

To kick off the first episode I recorded in 2017 I have to thank each and every one of you for more than tripling the podcast listenership this year. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. You guys are the best. In this episode I’m giving my take on everything that went down in 2016 from the mannequin challenge to sports highlights to the election to douchebags to the politically correct police to the best music, movies and TV shows. Other topics include: My NFL playoff predictions My take on Ronda Rousey’s loss 6 things I have to… continue reading.

Becoming Minimalist with Ryan Nicodemus

Want more time, more money, more freedom, and more fun? Then this podcast episode is for you. As a long time Bruce Lee fan, I’ve always been an advocate for simplicity and minimalism. When things get too complex or I start accumulating too much physical or mental clutter I’m never quite as happy. I’ll never forget the first time I saw the movie, Fight Club. It was like an epiphany when I heard Tyler Durden say, “We buy sh*t we don’t need with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t like.” He talked about how the things we… continue reading.

Reinventing Yourself: Why it’s Essential for Success

  I’m joined by my good friends, Craig Ballantyne and Jay Jablonski on this episode where we flip the script a bit. Craig came to the studio with a list of questions he wanted to ask me so I shared a bunch of stories about my life over the last 30 years.   Topics Include: How I got into strength training [8:42] My biggest influences at the time [8:56 & 11:00] My big mistakes [9:07] Struggles along the way [12:04] The impact hip hop has had on my life [9:11] Only white guy in the room… every time [19:30-20:20]… continue reading.

How to Be Your Most Authentic Self

I’ve been thinking and talking a lot about authenticity lately. A lot of people struggle with answering one of life’s most basic questions: “Who are you?” I’ve often had trouble answering that question, myself. But it’s something we all need to be able to answer. And we need to be happy and comfortable with that answer. If we’re not we need to make some changes. That’s why asking and answering it is a good practice. By doing so you find out where you stand and if you’re living in a way you can be proud of. If you’re not you… continue reading.

Sex, Stress, & Pain Reduction with Dr. Belisa Vranich

Dr. Belisa Vranich is a renowned clinical psychologist, public speaker, and the author of Breathe: The Simple, Revolutionary 14-Day Program to Improve your Mental and Physical Health . As founder of The Breathing Class™, Dr. Belisa has taught and lectured nationwide on topics related to dysfunctional breathing patterns and stress. The Breathing Class™ has been reviewed by a wide variety of publications including O The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Details Magazine, W Magazine, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health and Fitness, The New York Observer, Jiu Jitsu Magazine, and Du Jour Magazine. Dr. Belisa was previously the Health and Sex… continue reading.

Biohacking Secrets Free Book

My buddy Anthony DiClementi wrote an amazing book called The Biohackers Guide to Upgraded Energy and Focus. And he’s offering to ship you a free copy. Here are a few of the secrets that you’ll be given for FREE… -10 biological essentials capable of triggering what scientists call “desirable gene expression”. Finding these vitality hacks in nature is nearly impossible – pg. 31 -26+ signs and symptoms of food sensitivity you can’t ignore. plus the “big 4 toxins” you can immediately minimize –… continue reading.

Real talk

If you’re ever scrolling through Instagram and you see a fitness model hashtag #RealTalk… Immediately un-follow that person. Unless you wanna read a 7,000-word diatribe about how they don’t always have visible abs. The comments are always about how brave they are. I’m guessing veterans who lost limbs in battle might disagree. We’ve really lowered the standards on bravery, huh? Somehow defending your nation, volunteering in war torn countries, and battling cancer are now on par with posting a pic of your belly spilling… continue reading.

Are You Up For This Shit?

Twenty plus years ago I had one of the original hardcore, underground, warehouse-style training facilities. Renegade Gym. The music was loud and angry. The attitude was pure ruthless aggression. The floor, covered with chalk. The walls with blood. The closet doors had holes in them. Some from a headbutt before a new PR attempt. Others from the many scuffles that broke out during an intense squat day. This was not a place you came to “exercise,” or “work out.” You came to train. continue reading.

“People Treated Me Differently”

On my flight back from Seattle I sat next to a 52 year old guy named Dexter. Cool dude who was super easy to talk to. I love meeting new people and flapping my gums to just about anyone. So we rapped for most of the three hours. We talked about psychology, mindset, leadership, marketing, evolution, political correctness and the pussification of man. He told me about his recent foray into lifting and what he was doing in the gym. Seemed to be really into it and said he felt… continue reading.