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Cheat Meals, Ending Toxic Relationships, & Battling Anxiety

On this episode, I’m joined by my brother from another mother of another color, Kenny Johnson, and my homie, Jay Jablonski. We talked about all kinds of stuff from meeting Dr. Dre to ordering pizza from your shoes to my Sam Kinison-like intensity. Tune in to listen to us chat (and sometimes yell) about topics including: The essential email you have to send The “feel good” rep scheme Reintroducing wheat To what lengths would I go for a superpower? Music recommendations Tim Tebow, GSP, Kendrick Lamar The problem with Major League Baseball Death row meals Rap battles Minimalism tips What… continue reading.

The Mad Scientist of Strength, Muscle, and Disease Prevention — Tom Incledon

Tom Incledon may have the answers to all of your health related questions. He’s spent his entire career testing thousands of people and has seen it (and helped correct) it all. Tom has more degrees and certifications than Eminem has rhymes. These include a B.S. in Exercise Science, B.S. in Nutrition, M.S. in Kinesiology, and Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. He’s a member in over 30 different scientific organizations and serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. But he’s no 130-pound lab geek in a white coat. Tom has been ranked nationally in powerlifting, Olympic lifting, and strongman. His best… continue reading.

The Renegade of Self-Improvement — Philip McKernan

Philip McKernan is a speaker, coach, writer and filmmaker. He works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip. As a speaker he has inspired and challenged the Canadian Olympic Team and The Pentagon, to name a few. What separates Philip from a lot of coaches, speakers and gurus is originality. He brings new conversations to the table and spends an obscene amount of time thinking and challenging the status quo, instead of simply repackaging business & life… continue reading.

Bodyweight Workouts, Embracing Minimalism, and World Travel with Mike Fitch

Some people have it all wrong. They go the gym 3-4 times a week and lift the heaviest weights possible and ignore bodyweight workouts and movements. More pounds on the bar, more weight on the scale. But, above all else, you’ve gotta be able to move your body. Freely and without pain or restriction. If you can’t do that, you have no business putting another plate on the bar. If you can’t do a perfect bodyweight squat, it makes zero sense to load the exercise. I’ve spent about eleventeen million hours in gyms throughout my life. I can probably count… continue reading.

Getting Shredded and Uncovering the “Best” Diets

It’s been a while since we’ve heard my brother, Kenny Johnson on the podcast. In that time he lost 43 pounds of body-fat, got shredded and competed in a physique contest. Like me, Kenny got his first visible 6-pack after his 40th birthday. That means there’s plenty of hope for everyone who thinks their best days are behind them. Not evenly remotely true. Today, Kenny and I are freestyling back and forth about: His exact diet plan and how it progressed. His training and cardio schedule. The diets we’ve felt best on. The difference between eating for health vs. continue reading.

Shorter Workouts for Better Results, Maintaining Motivation, and Life Lessons From a New Dad

Does a workout really have to last an hour to deliver great results? Can you really only train hard three times per week? Are deload weeks necessary? Is overtraining overhyped? I sit down with my good friends, Adam Bornstein, Luka Hocevar and Jay Jablonski to answer these questions and more in today’s podcast. Adam also shares some great life lessons from his recent health scare and what he’s learned so far as a dad. Other topics discussed include: The common weakness Adam and I share [4:02]. The importance of structure [10:09]. The dangers of always trying to do more [13:46]. Does… continue reading.

How to Be an Injury-Free, Ass-Kicking Machine with Dr. Mark Cheng

Doctor Mark Cheng is a ninja, a Jedi, and an evil genius. He possesses, what some might consider, magical, mystical healing powers. I met Doc Cheng a few years back and had him start working on some of my injuries. His ability to assess and correct dysfunction is second to none. He can tell what’s wrong with your shoulder by the way you walk. He can tell what’s wrong with your ankle by the way you talk. Maybe I’m exaggerating. Or maybe I’m not. In addition to being a respected healer and body worker, Doc Cheng is a highly trained… continue reading.

Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less with Greg McKeown

For most of your life you’ve been told that you can have it all. You can do everything and be everything. But that’s bullshit. And trying to do and have it all will get you nowhere. It might even ruin your life. To have more happiness and success you need to do less. You need to say “no” more often. You need to be okay with “missing out.” It’s all about identifying the vital few and separating them from the trivial many. That’s the way of the “essentialist.” If you’ve followed me for any length of time you have heard… continue reading.

Escaping Poverty, Beating Cancer (2x), & Living the Dream with Alwyn Cosgrove

If you’re lucky you have one or two great mentors, teachers or coaches who change your life forever. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a handful of them. But, perhaps none have been as impactful as my great friend, Alwyn Cosgrove. Alwyn grew up poor in Glasgow, Scotland. Fighting was essential for survival, so he got a black belt and became a nation champion in Tae Kwon Do. He later became a strength coach and moved to the US, which is how we met at a training workshop in 1996. For the 20 years since he’s been one… continue reading.

How to Overcome Fear with Dr. Srini Pillay – Episode 142

Everybody has fears. They cause us anxiety and keep us awake at night. Most of these fears are imagined. They aren’t real. Mark Twain said, “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” Those who succeed in life and find happiness are those who can overcome their fears.  They can separate real from imagined. They face the fear and move forward. Those who cannot will remain stagnant, frustrated and crippled. This is not the life you want. In this episode, I sit down with the author of Life Unlocked, and… continue reading.

How to Unf*ck Yourself

About 8 years ago I was hospitalized with panic and anxiety attacks. I made some major changes to my life immediately after…but old habits have a way of sneaking back in if you don’t stay on top of things. Last December I felt myself slipping only I didn’t do anything about it. I kept soldiering on and trying to plow through like I always do. Big mistake. Come mid January my anxiety and stress was bubbling over and nearly at an all time high. I was in desperate need of a break. In this episode my good friend, actor… continue reading.

How to Redesign Your Life with Chris “The Kiwi” Ashenden

Chris “The Kiwi” Ashenden is the creator of Athletic Greens, the worlds most complete whole food supplement. Chris is all about happiness, personal growth, living outside the box, and enjoying a spectacular life. He had been to 43 countries before his 13th birthday, and decided to retire in 2005 to spend 4 years traveling the planet full time. Now very much un-retired, with a ton of friends in crazy places, 60 plus countries under the belt, and some amazing memories, he is focused on using what he can remember from his studies for a BSc in Sport and Exercise… continue reading.

Don’t Screw Up Your Training! Most Common Mistakes

Not seeing the results you want, so you invent your own workout? Huge mistake. In this episode I cover that along with ketogenic diets, carb cycling, float tanks, protein powder and the ultimate newbie workout. I also do the unthinkable for a New York sport fan… I praise Tom Brady. At 39 he’s playing at as high a level as he ever has and hasn’t lost a step. So what longevity secrets does he have and how can we apply them to our lives? I cover his diet and lifestyle in full detail. I also get into the advanced recovery… continue reading.

How to Master Productivity with John Lee Dumas

John Lee Dumas is the host of Entrepreneur on Fire, where he interviews today’s most successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has grown EOFire into a multi-million dollar a year business with over 1500 interviews and 1.5 million monthly listens. His latest project is The Mastery Journal: Master productivity, discipline and focus in 100 days. Learn more at TheMasteryJournal.com! We sat down recently to have a discussion that included the following topics: The Background on John Lee Dumas and the birth of his podcast [3:08]. Advice on how to start a… continue reading.

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.