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Health and fitness are a huge part of our lives, and the way we think about and act on these topics sets the precedence for a lot of other areas of life, work, relationships and beyond.


Hosted by Phil Cross & Daren Lake

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Health and fitness are a huge part of our lives, and the way we think about and act on these topics sets the precedence for a lot of other areas of life, work, relationships and beyond.


Hosted by Phil Cross & Daren Lake

    What Does a Fitness Coach Do In Isolation? | Healthy Wealthy Wise 02

    What Does a Fitness Coach Do In Isolation? | Healthy Wealthy Wise 02

    If you’ve ever wondered, “What does a personal trainer do in isolation?” This might be the episode for you. If not, then just listen because he talks about a few things that personal trainers don’t really ever speak publicly about.
     
    We also dive into a bit of what happened during this “The C Word”. I’ll treat this as a time capsule of sorts for the future Master of Some to look back on and go “Oh, that’s what we were thinking”
     
    This episode was an interesting one with fitness/nutrition coach and wellness habits trainer, John Fawkes over in Los Angeles California.
     
    This was actually an accidental recording where I kept the tape rolling at the end of a different interview (which is part of a bigger project that I may release in the future)
     
    Who is John Fawkes you might ask?
     
    He’s a writer and a personal trainer from Hollywood, California. He coaches people on diet and exercise who really want to get into the best shape of their lives. 
     
    He is an NSCA certified personal trainer, a precision nutrition certified nutrition coach and Bayesian bodybuilding personal training certified.
     
    He strives takes a science based approach to coaching and personalizes it to the individual.
     
    Read the full transcription here.
     
    LINKS & LEARNINGS


    1. John Fawkes Website
    2. John Fawkes Beautiful Writing 
    3. Music by DLAKE CREATES
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    • 18 min
    How Our Reaction to Covid-19 is Similar To Doing an Ironman Triathlon | Healthy Wealthy Wise 01

    How Our Reaction to Covid-19 is Similar To Doing an Ironman Triathlon | Healthy Wealthy Wise 01

    This short episode is an experiment of sorts called Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.


    In our spare time we naturally talk about fitness, wellness, finance and the self improvement that we gain from all of those things. Those conversations sparked the framework for this episode and series.


    Hopefully you can learn a bit from our personal lives to apply it to your own life and get more healthy, more wealthy, and more wise.


    There is a chance we might extend this out past Phil and me and look to get other health, fitness and self improvement junkies on board to talk some sh*t about their own health, wealth, and wise journeys.


    Phil goes into detail about his diet to get back from a cold (non Covid-19/Coronavirus related), his remote pivot with his new business (This Thing of Ours), and is interested in talking more about mental health and thinkings about their thoughts and feelings around the anxiety with Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic.


    Daren talks about his 5K DIY race changeup when the pandemic first struck, tries somewhat timed the market okay to save his a$$, and thinks about how his reaction to Covid-19 is similar to doing an Ironman Triathlon (Spoiler: He wants to say he got through it just fine)


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    • 21 min
    Finding Your Recovery Blind Spots | How Sleep + Rest Can Make You a Better Human

    Finding Your Recovery Blind Spots | How Sleep + Rest Can Make You a Better Human

    How do you know you’re getting enough sleep? What is affecting you from getting the optimal rest and recovery that you need to perform at your peak? 


    On this episode, Daren tells an anecdote about his sleeping patterns through the years and what he has finally managed to decode. While Phil uncovers what you may have forgotten to check that is impacting your sleep rhythms, such as your chronotype, lifestyle, culture, thoughts, feelings and other factors that are essential for a healthy and balanced life. Tune in to get a good night’s sleep!


    Be sure to subscribe, rate, comment and share the Master of Some podcast on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Acast or whatever you choose to listen to us on. Send us your questions, concerns, insights, suggestions, love letters, and hate mail to talksomeshit@masterofsomepod.com or hit us up @masterofsomepod on our socials Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. 


    All the dope music can be found here, courtesy of Daren. 


    LINKS:
    1. Matthew Walker - Why We Sleep
    2. Michael Breus - The Power of When
    3. James Clear - The Science of Sleep
    4. Gretchen Rubin - Better Than Before
    5. Ken Wilber - Four Quadrants
    6. Alexey Guzey - guzey.com




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    • 44 min
    War Juice | To Race and Compete Faster, Legally - Drink THIS!

    War Juice | To Race and Compete Faster, Legally - Drink THIS!

    We helped create a fun episode about a drink that has helped the Master of Some Team (Daren Lake and Phil Cross) compete faster and better. TLDR - It doesn’t have EPO in it, it tastes great and it’s 100% legal!


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    On this episode, we break down the components of the ultimate performance enhancing drink, WAR JUICE! We were so excited to share this with you because we think it has great beneficial impacts on endurance performance. There are only three ingredients to War juice. Each ingredient has its own health benefits that we dive into but combined together, these foods create a Godly drink that gets your body ready for a solid race! 


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    LINKS


    Suggested episode to listen to next: Race Week Nutrition
    All the amazing puns above will link you to further information about these ingredients.


    Happy listening and learning! 


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    • 20 min
    Stoicism Re-Hashed

    Stoicism Re-Hashed

    As the end of the year approaches most of us will likely start reflecting on the year that was and set new goals or “resolutions” for the year that is to come. Well, we’re taking you back to what we think is an important concept that will help you achieve your new year goals and live a joyous and full life.


    In this episode, we revisit Stoicism. Stoicism is a philosophy dating back centuries and is still very relevant to today’s living. It is the flip side of what you all know as goal setting but presents another angle towards reaching your objectives in the new decade.


    Stoicism and fear setting in particular are cool models and lenses to run things through and even see what didn't work for the year so that you can plan to avoid those things moving into the new year.


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    Also, all the cool music you hear in this episode is created by Daren. Check out all his tunes here. 


    QUOTES
    15:21 - "Stoicism is an acknowledgement that we don't control and we can’t rely on external events in the world. The only thing we can control is ourselves and our responses to those events...what we think, what we feel, what we say and what we do. The world is going to throw us curve balls. Stuff is going to happen and we choose how to respond to that. So in every culture, in every religion, in every time, there has been a question of how we conduct ourselves and how we handle life vicissitudes." - Phil Cross
    20:08 - "Stoicism, at its heart, we don't control the world around us but we do control how we react to it." - Phil Cross
    22:06 - "The joy in doing things is in the suffering and the happiness." - Daren Lake
    42:47 - "To be a philosopher is not merely to have several thoughts, nor even to found a school, it is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically but practically. So stoicism is intended as a practical philosophy...fear setting it’s a mechanism for practically thinking through something and enhancing your life and dealing with problems." - Phil Cross


    LINKS
    Tim Ferris on Fear Setting
    Ryan Holiday and his books The Obstacle is the way, Ego is the Enemy & The Daily Stoic 
    Marcus Aurelius, the stoic philosopher and his book Meditations
    Zat Rana
    Sam Harris Waking Up meditation
    Turia Pitt, Ultramarathon athlete




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    • 52 min
    Pro Triathlete, Coffee Company Owner, and Crypto Currency Nerd | Max Fennell

    Pro Triathlete, Coffee Company Owner, and Crypto Currency Nerd | Max Fennell

    Welcome to Season 3 of the Master of Some! We’re kicking this season off with an interview Daren had with Max Fennell, the first professional African-American triathlete.


    Being a triathlete himself, Daren was excited to talk to Max about all things triathlon and endurance but they also delve into racial issues in the triathlete community, Max’s collegiate career in soccer and coaching fencing, being a coffee entrepreneur, his secret love of cryptocurrency and blockchain, and more cool things that he has got going on!




    NOTABLE QUOTES


    12:16 - “I truly believe in being of service to others and that’s how I'm using the sport of triathlon as well.” - Max
    10:52 - “The sport of triathlon just really teaches you self, reliance, perseverance, trust, faith right because come race day everyone is under the same race conditions...we can't do it unless we see ourselves doing it.” - Max




    LINKS


    Max's website - https://www.maxfennell.co/


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Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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I love being able to share my thoughts and ideas on fitness and wellness to hopefully help the world become healthier physically and mentally!

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Thoroughly Enjoyed it.....

Great podcast, I got a lot from the goal setting perspectives.
Would love to request a podcast discussion around the mindset of ultra marathon running.
Looking forward to the next podcast

Dannyboy711 ,

Great listen

Really good informative podcast. Already looking forward to the next one. If you’re into endurance sport, then give this a listen.

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