Fitness industry myth busting, physiology lessons and tips for personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts.
Do you even need to weigh yourself?
Last episode I spoke about how important it is to weigh yourself daily.
But that's just IF you're going to weigh yourself in the first place.
This episode is short, but it will give you plenty of food for thought around your fitness goals.
How to measure your progress without fear of the scales
In this episode, I talk about the emotional hold the scales can have, and one way to overcome it. I also talk about how you can combine different methods for measuring your progress to give you a way better idea of how you're doing, and the pros and cons of various methods of measuring bodyfat percentage.
Make sure you listen to the next episode, where I'll discuss whether you even need to use the scales at all.
Training Volume - what you might have missed
This is a solo episode where I talk about the difficulties in using studies done on training volume to work out your own individual weekly volume.
training volume (number of sets per week on a given body part or movement) is a primary contributor to gains in strength and muscle, but I often see the concept misapplied. We don't have an easy way of calculating exactly how many sets are optimal, and in this quick episode I explain a couple of reasons why it's tough to give individual prescriptions.
David Grey - give 'em what they're missing
A great chat with my mate David. He's an intelligent, passionate man who's helping people move better without excessive manual therapy and redundant band exercises. I remember a great little summary of his when describing what the approach should be: "give them what they're missing".
We talk about the role of the brain, reflexes, breathing and cueing in coaxing better movement out of athletes and average joes & janes. I also asked David how he goes about finding and assessing new information, since a lot of his methodology is not yet fully embraced in the traditional rehab world, although it is gaining traction among many of the top strength coaches I follow.
David's website and instagram.
My website and instagram.
Soph Allen - Mindset, Mindfulness and Authenticity
I had a really interesting chat with Soph about how she looks after her mental health, how important routine is for her, but most importantly how she actively works on her mindset. I originally reached out to Soph because I thought she was doing a great job building her business and providing fitness info while coming across as genuine. It's a difficult thing to do with an active social media strategy as your business starts to scale.
The insights she gave are applicable across life, in fitness and business.
Soph's instagram, youtube, website.
My instagram, website.
Lyndon Purcell - the new era of coaching, learning, the changing world
This episode has some serious cutting edge thinking on how coaching will develop.
In this episode, Lyndon and I discuss the direction of coaching in the fitness industry, our own personal development, how we can facilitate all areas of well-being in our clients, and the state of the world in general.
Lyndon always provides interesting insights and I think this episode will spur some self-reflection in anyone who listens!
Lyndon's website is www.thereforethink.org and his Instagram handle is l.j.purcell
My website is luketulloch.com and my Instagram handle is _luketulloch