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M.S. in exercise physiology and sports nutrition, elite spartan racer, distance runner, duathlete, triathlete and soon to be Registered Dietitian. PledgeTraining podcast is designed to teach you the science behind how to live your most fulfilling and vibrant life so that you can show up in the world as your best self. Combining psychology, social sciences, biochemistry, exercise physiology and therapeutic nutrition to give you a users manual to how the body, mind and spirit thrives.

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M.S. in exercise physiology and sports nutrition, elite spartan racer, distance runner, duathlete, triathlete and soon to be Registered Dietitian. PledgeTraining podcast is designed to teach you the science behind how to live your most fulfilling and vibrant life so that you can show up in the world as your best self. Combining psychology, social sciences, biochemistry, exercise physiology and therapeutic nutrition to give you a users manual to how the body, mind and spirit thrives.

    Episode 22: The Science of Swole with Saad Strength

    Episode 22: The Science of Swole with Saad Strength

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Childhood Obesity Epidemic with DeNoris Mickle (@fitculturebydeno)

    The Childhood Obesity Epidemic with DeNoris Mickle (@fitculturebydeno)

    Deno is back by popular demand!







    Childhood Obesity is on the rise and with it, adult obesity and the healthcare crisis.







    Deno is pack to cover a very sensitive topic and share some of his family’s best practices that they’re currently using to make sure the Mickle family isn’t part of that statistic.

    • 29 min
    Strongman, Powerlifting and Fitness Theory with Richard Saad of Saad Strength

    Strongman, Powerlifting and Fitness Theory with Richard Saad of Saad Strength

    This week’s podcast is with Strongman, Powerlifting and Fitness Theory with strength athlete and guru Richard Saad of @saadstrengthYou got questions about strength training?







    99% sure we talked about it in this podcast!But if by some form or sorcery we didn’t answer your question, post it in the comment section and we’ll talk about it in 2 weeks at our next session!







    #STRONGEREVERYDAY!!







    And just to make SURE this post gets a ton of views…sorry Richard, i found your bodybuilding pictures 😉 You’re welcome America (or at least Charleston and a decent portion of Texas)

    Gym Pet Peeves and New Years Resolutions with Tom

    Gym Pet Peeves and New Years Resolutions with Tom

    full videocast















    In the Spirit of New Years, myself and y’alls second favorite co-host, Tom Schachte decided to do some spirited talk about gym pet peeves and what you can expect if you’re about to become a new inhabitant of the gym wilderness!







    After all the jokes, we dive into a little bit of the current research on your actual protein needs and then what our new years resolutions are and the tricks we’re using to make them stick!







    Happy Taco Tuesday (or lettuce taco wraps if you’re paleo/keto)!







    Post-protein workout shakes and protein synthesis articles:







    https://www.google.com/search?q=protein+post+workout+pubmed+same+muscle+synthesis&rlz=1C5CHFA_enUS853US853&oq=protein+post+workout+pubmed+same+muscle+synthesis&aqs=chrome..69i57.27852j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8







    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3879660/

    • 37 min
    Deno – Finding Your Why

    Deno – Finding Your Why

    In the spirit of New years, I interviewed @fitculturebydeno on the topic of ‘Finding Your Why’. Deno is a local Exemplar Fitness personal trainer and retired military professional who believes that we all need to find our own personal why to create profound meaningful changes in our life. If we want to form a new habit, we better have a clear, personal and meaningful ‘why’.







    Click the link above to listen to the full videocast or the file below to listen to the full podcast.

    • 23 min
    Judy Metts Interview – hope is never lost

    Judy Metts Interview – hope is never lost

    Judy was in a rough spot with her health when she reached out to me overwhelmed by her lack of recovery from hip surgery, her current health conditions, chronic pain, constant daily pills to take and her multiple healthcare visits every week. She wasn’t sure that things were going to be able to turnaround for her, but her friend Jan had convinced her that it was worth a shot! Judy and I started slow with the longest initial consult i’ve ever done and laid out each condition, when they began, each medication and when each symptom started along with any life changes that happened around that time. Then we got into the nitty -gritty with her daily diet, sleep habits, stress levels, activity level and bowel habits (yes…they’re important).







    I then went home and did a diet analysis of her current diet and created a new nutrition template for Judy to follow and educated her on how to apply it. That next week we started working out together 2 x a week unsure as to what we could do considering she could barely lift her right leg off the ground and would shuffle some as she walked. The only cardio she could get her leg into at the time was the bike and she needed to lift it with her other leg.We did her cardio at the beginning so we could warm up and chat about her sleep, stress, nutrition and how she was feeling overall.







    As weeks turned into months, her pain lessened and then it was the magic 9 months after her hip surgery that we regained the ability to lift her leg. This was quickly followed by the ability to do full lunges, full squats, weighted squats, and then the ability to get on and off the ground. We didn’t do anything magical. All we did was begin to exercise regularly, eat diet of mostly plants, some nuts and seeds, enough protein and not too much.







    A sedentary lifestyle is a disease state all on it’s own. If you don’t use it, you lose it. It’s the case with most of the human body: skeletal muscle, bone density, the adaptive immune system, and the digestive system. When you restore movement and motion, you can start to reverse the disease processes that are a result of inactivity. And any other additional lifestyle changes you make at that point are just amplifiers: cleaning up the diet, increasing sleep quality, decreasing unneeded medications, and lowering life stresses.







    Anyways, be inspired my friends! And my hope is that you all become your own health advocate and take an active role in working with your medical professionals to enhance your passion for and quality of life.























    me and Judy goofing around







    they grow up so fast 😉

    • 10 min

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