It's not easy to achieve optimum physique and health while giving full effort to learning and self-development. Nevertheless, you're not concerned whether it's supposed to be easy or hard. Is it worthwhile? This is the question you ask yourself. And if the answer is yes, you dive into it with maximum vigour.
How do you keep expanding your mind while giving 100% to training your body? The fitness lifestyle can be addictive but you can use it in a positive way. It's not just about training and nutrition. You can achieve success in a broad sphere of life by optimising your mindset through psychology of high performance and ultimate productivity.
Explore your inner motivation and do not become one-dimensional. Rise up! Aim higher. Chase your dreams through fitness, and live your life without limits. You deserve it.
#030 Steve Cotter & Mariusz Slowinski - Kettlebells, Martial Arts & Vegan Diet
Muay Thai coach Mariusz Slowinski returns to the show and we have a special guest via Skype - Steve Cotter, the founder of International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation. He is a is a dynamic force in the world of fitness, sports conditioning, and mind-body practice. The foundation of Steve's strength and conditioning system comes from his martial arts experience. We talked about meditation, integrating mindset into movement, and the important role this has in Steve's philosophy. When it comes to kettlebells IKFF certifies fitness professionals by using a complete training and educational system based on years of research. We also discussed vegan diet and the remarks of Charles Poliquin on this matter. The 30th episode of Shredded Brainiac podcast - finding balance between fitness and the rest of your life.
#029 Steven Bridges - Magical Self-Belief
Steven Bridges is a magician living in London. His YouTube channel has reached over 100,000 subscribers. We talked about how he found his passion for magic tricks, got into street performing as a "normal job" didn't appeal to him, and now he also performs magic tricks entertaining guests at special events, restaurants etc. We discussed how much of it is talent and how much is work ethic, Steven also talked about his experience with hypnosis, favourite books, the importance of fitness in his life and how much all of this has impacted his self-belief.
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#028 Tim Han - Reinvent Yourself
Tim Han is a performance coach and the founder of "Success Insider" YouTube channel. He told about the complete transformation he has achieved in his life, overcoming addictions and instilling a success mindset. We talked about how to reinvent yourself and how to achieve your true potential. Fitness was the main catalyst for the positive changes in his life, alongside his biggest inspiration Steve Jobs. We also touched on his experience with ayahuasca and how it helped Tim find spirituality in his life. The 28th episode of Shredded Brainiac podcast - finding balance between fitness and the rest of your life.
#027 Mark Griffin - We Are Storytellers
Mark Griffin is an actor and writer. He was very athletic from an early age and after competing in squash tournaments for a few years he developed a passion for bodybuilding in his late teens. A few years later he had an opportunity to be part of ITV's Saturday night show "Gladiators", so he became Trojan and dressed up in lycra and whacked people for 5 seasons. Once he was offered the chance to be Action Man, in a part animated, part live action TV show of the same name, he was sure that he wanted to become an actor. His first big screen role was in Doctor Dolittle 2, and soon later he had a chance to star in a movie alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme. We talked about his experiences in acting, the transition from being an athlete, how to reach a state of emotional openness via acting training such as Meisner technique etc. We also explored the idea of humans naturally being storytellers, and how to cultivate this skill. We talked about his mindset, motivation, ways to improve performance and productivity while juggling all the things involved in being an actor. The 27th episode of Shredded Brainiac podcast - finding balance between fitness and the rest of your life.
#026 Pavel Nikolov - Man With Purpose
Pavel Nikolov is an entrepreneur, speaker and Founder of Man with Purpose, a community of driven men, focused on helping each other find and do work that matters. We talked about how to find your purpose by discovering your passion and talents through self-awareness. Pav touched on his own journey in entrepreneurship and how to combat the fear of failure. He told about his experience doing the Elon Musk challenge, his morning routine, meditation and fitness interests such as Muay Thai, and how all of this has helped him to increase his performance.
#025 Bryan Larkin - Believe In Karma
Bryan Larkin is an actor born in Glasgow, Scotland. At a young age he started lifting weights and became a competitive junior Scottish bodybuilder, winning several championships in his late teens. After severe illness derailed his bodybuilding success, he was struggling to find his purpose until he got into acting. Today you can see him in movies such as "London Has Fallen" alongside Gerard Butler. He also enjoys making his own short films, notable "Scene" for which he won his first BAFTA award. Bryan shared some great funny and serious stories, including his experience acting alongside Gerard Butler, and his impromptu interaction with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 25th episode of Shredded Brainiac podcast - finding balance between fitness and the rest of your life.