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Personal trainer and nutritionist of 14 years, carrier of a brutal genetic disorder, and busy father of 2 boys, Alex VanHouten knows the struggle of cutting through the garbage of the nutrition and exercise world to manifest his -- and his clients' -- BEST.

Every episode will help you build a stronger self, family, and community through healthy nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle change! Subscribe for a new episode every Sunday!

Defining Dad Bod Alex VanHouten

    • Fitness
    • 5.0, 51 Ratings

Personal trainer and nutritionist of 14 years, carrier of a brutal genetic disorder, and busy father of 2 boys, Alex VanHouten knows the struggle of cutting through the garbage of the nutrition and exercise world to manifest his -- and his clients' -- BEST.

Every episode will help you build a stronger self, family, and community through healthy nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle change! Subscribe for a new episode every Sunday!

    S3 E5 - Building The Ultimate HOME GYM!

    S3 E5 - Building The Ultimate HOME GYM!

    With the COVID19 fitness advent and trend, gyms have not recovered.

    AND workout equipment seems WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD!

    How do we prioritize our home gym purchases in a way that gets us the biggest bang for our buck?

    Let’s discuss the equipment that Coach Alex believes are MUST-HAVES in the pursuit of betterment for you and yours.

    And let’s define the “Nice-to-haves” so that you know what is worth buying vs. what’s worth waiting on!

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    • 28 min
    S3 E4 - Should You Take A Probiotic?

    S3 E4 - Should You Take A Probiotic?

    Part 3 of the supplement series responds to the question - Should I take a probiotic?

    We’ll dive into the basics of your microbiome, what we can and can’t say about probiotics, what RESEARCH has to say about the most effective probiotic strain we know of, AND what Coach Alex recommends to aid the effectiveness of your probiotic!

    Get excited!

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    Your Amazing Microbiome with Dr. Bruce Cooper

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    Saccharomyces Boulardii

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    Check Out The Referenced Research!

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    • 34 min
    S3 E3 - Why Aren't YOU Taking Creatine?

    S3 E3 - Why Aren't YOU Taking Creatine?

    Part 2 of the our supplement series - CREATINE

    Creatine is one of my favorite supplements for a number of reasons.

    It’s amazingly well-studied, safe and effective for most people, and is a crucial part of every metabolic pathway in the body!

    In this episode of Defining Dad Bod we’ll look at the studied effects from increased muscle growth to reduced depression while also discussing dosages, schedules, and potential problems with using the supplement for better results!

    Get excited!

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    Creatine Phosphagen Pathway

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    Belgian Blue Cows (Myostatin Gene Deletion)

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    • 31 min
    S3 E2 - Supplements Are Stupid

    S3 E2 - Supplements Are Stupid

    Let's be smarter about them!

    Part 1 of the Defining Dad Bod supplement series -

    The supplement industry is a multimillion-dollar industry that both poorly regulated and convoluted.

    Today we dive into the pertinent mindset and understanding necessary to get a handle on the supplements we will cover in this series so that we can truly understand both their utility and function in reaching your goals.

    From researched quality and quantity to Placebo and Polyphenols this episode will lay solid groundwork by which to understand your supplement program.

    *Hint - some are worth your money…many are NOT

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    • 31 min
    S3 E1 - 9 Exciting Things To Expect in Season 3 of Defining Dad Bod

    S3 E1 - 9 Exciting Things To Expect in Season 3 of Defining Dad Bod

    This season will be our best yet!

    Powerful things coming your way!

    More Gabriel
    More Series'
    And -- sponsored TRANSFORMATIONS??

    TRUFIT Mastermind
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    • 24 min
    150 - Ditching "FALSE FITNESS" - Season FINALE

    150 - Ditching "FALSE FITNESS" - Season FINALE

    False Fitness.

    So much money is spent on exercise programs, nutritional meal plans, and dieting books EVERY YEAR.

    Literally billions.

    Why are we getting LESS healthy, MORE fat, and INCREASINGLY confused about how to improve our energy, body fat, strength, and well-being?

    False Fitness is the FADS, the common misconceptions, the stuff we keep buying and trying with little to no success.

    In this episode, we summarize and recap the TRUFIT Series. 10 hours of well-researched material and interviews to cut through the garbage of the health and fitness industry.

    There’s a better way — it’s not magic — it’s science.

    And we can’t wait for you to see the light.

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

FitFabNut ,

Coach Mary

Alex is great! Knowledgable and fun to listen to : ) Especially when Gabriel is on with him

Dblohsevn ,

Love it

Awesome podcast giving some practical wisdom! Keep it up!

Journeyman.tn ,

Exceptional Presentations

The podcasts Alex creates are just so valuable to me. They are well rounded hitting on fitness, nutrition and health maintenance in a simple, concise yet entertaining format. If you’re looking for the real deal, check it out. You’ll be a believer too!

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