72: BREATHE. From Burned-Out Bodybuilder to Yin Strength Trainer with Anders Varner Pivot with Jenny Blake

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"I was broken. Everything hurt. How could I know so much but constantly be
in pain? I could go fast with the best, but I was a complete amateur at
going slow."
—Anders Varner, founder of The Lower Back Fix

When Anders Varner reached out to me to share his story, I only got halfway
through his about page when I knew it was an immediate YES! for a podcast
conversation. Many of you know that one of my passions is exploring the
intersection of mind, body and business—particularly how we make time to
rest, recharge, and take care of ourselves during intense career-building
times so that we don't burn out, and can instead build sustainable careers
(and bodies) we love.

I had a blast jammin' with Anders about his journey from ego-centric
bodybuilder and Crossfit gym owner (where he also got connected to become
John Cena's training partner) to an aha moment about slowing down, learning
to breathe, and shifting inward. The result is Anders' new focus on yin
strength training—that's right, incorporating mindfulness even while
muscle-building. I loved this conversation and I know you will too! 

"I was broken. Everything hurt. How could I know so much but constantly be
in pain? I could go fast with the best, but I was a complete amateur at
going slow."
—Anders Varner, founder of The Lower Back Fix

When Anders Varner reached out to me to share his story, I only got halfway
through his about page when I knew it was an immediate YES! for a podcast
conversation. Many of you know that one of my passions is exploring the
intersection of mind, body and business—particularly how we make time to
rest, recharge, and take care of ourselves during intense career-building
times so that we don't burn out, and can instead build sustainable careers
(and bodies) we love.

I had a blast jammin' with Anders about his journey from ego-centric
bodybuilder and Crossfit gym owner (where he also got connected to become
John Cena's training partner) to an aha moment about slowing down, learning
to breathe, and shifting inward. The result is Anders' new focus on yin
strength training—that's right, incorporating mindfulness even while
muscle-building. I loved this conversation and I know you will too! 

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