42 episodes

Tune in to listen to Chris and Reanne discuss strength training, mental health, lifting and everything in-between. Discussions with fitness industry leaders, counsellors and more will feed your brain with some awesome info to help you live a long and vibrant life with a healthy body and a healthy mind.

The Grafters Podcast Reanne Francis

    • Health & Fitness

Tune in to listen to Chris and Reanne discuss strength training, mental health, lifting and everything in-between. Discussions with fitness industry leaders, counsellors and more will feed your brain with some awesome info to help you live a long and vibrant life with a healthy body and a healthy mind.

    #25 Lori Shaw: Empowering others through nutrition, fitness, health and battling cancer.

    #25 Lori Shaw: Empowering others through nutrition, fitness, health and battling cancer.

    In this episode Chris has a chat with Lori Shaw from RP Strength. Lori is the Chief Recipe Developer and is also the awesome host of their Youtube cooking show as well as a co-host on the RP podcast. In todays episode find out how Lori started her journey with RP Strength and how she thrived in times of great adversity through her diagnosis of cancer. This truly is an inspiring episode so make sure you tune in to hear how Lori's amazingly positive and driven mindset has gotten her where she is today.

    • 53 min
    #24: Lyle McDonald: Powerlifting coaching on game day!

    #24: Lyle McDonald: Powerlifting coaching on game day!

    In this episode Chris and Reanne discuss powerlifting coaching on game day with the brilliant Lyle Mcdonald and go into detail about the preparation and art of coaching. Lyle is an incredibly intelligent, witty and experienced coach that absolutely loves learning and discovering more about the human body and what it is capable of. He is the author of 14 books that covers a wide range of topics including fat loss, nutrition and strategies for optimal recovery via nutritional optimisation.  With over 20 years of experience in this industry, we think it's fair to say this guy knows what he is talking about! Make sure you check out his website for much more info on training, nutrition and everything in-between https://store.bodyrecomposition.com/



    For lots of other great pieces of content make sure you follow him on Instagram @mcdonaldlyle

    • 2 hr 25 min
    #23 Nick Shaw, RP Strength CEO & founder : Optimal performance for the everyday athlete.

    #23 Nick Shaw, RP Strength CEO & founder : Optimal performance for the everyday athlete.

    In this episode Chris and Reanne interview Nick Shaw, the CEO and founder of RP Strength . Find out how Nick started RP strength and how he started working with elite athletes such as; Rich Froning, Mattie Rodgers and Annie Thorisdottir as well as the fundamentals on how to optimise your performance. We also discuss mental discipline and how that can positively impact your life plus much, much more. Be sure to tune into this episode guys and make sure you visit @rpstrength on Instagram for endless amounts of inspiration and advice to take your performance to the next level.

    • 57 min
    #22 Heavy Metal Therapy with Kate Quinn: Why metal music is awesome and how it can act as a tool to support your mental health.

    #22 Heavy Metal Therapy with Kate Quinn: Why metal music is awesome and how it can act as a tool to support your mental health.

    Today The Heavy Metal Strength Coach welcomes Kate Quinn from Heavy Metal Therapy to discuss her baby, the peer support collective Heavy Metal Therapy. We chat about the importance of heavy metal in her own life. We chat about the current research about heavy metal and discuss why some people may gravitate towards metal. We dabble in musical recommendations, the etiquette of metal concerts, and the future of Heavy Metal Therapy. We even mention lifting a couple of times! We'll definitely be having Kate on again and if you'd like to see what she is up to make sure you visit her website at https://heavymetaltherapy.co.uk/

    Thank you for listening, fellow Grafters!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #21 Strength Coach Farncombe: How to create the best possible competition for an athlete.

    #21 Strength Coach Farncombe: How to create the best possible competition for an athlete.

    In this episode Chris chats with the incredibly talented Lawrence Farncombe aka Strength Coach Farncombe. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Farncombe has worked with an incredible roster of athletes and is known for building his athletes technique that create incredible results. Having coached many International, European and National champions it's fair to say this guy knows his stuff! Tune in to find out how  Farncombe started in the industry as a Strength and Conditioning coach and how prepare athletes for the best possible competition. Be sure to check out his vlog for lots more of his content via https://www.youtube.com/user/CoachFarncombe

    • 1 hr 6 min
    #20 Jason Leenaartes: Growing from your past and creating your own future.

    #20 Jason Leenaartes: Growing from your past and creating your own future.

    In today's episode, The Heavy Metal Strength Coach is joined by Jason Leenaarts. Jason is a coach, gym owner, podcaster, proud father, and husband. In the episode, we discussed everything coaching and podcasting and how his varied past has led him to where he is today. Jason candidly talks about his history of drug addiction, abuse, and therapy, and how he came into the fitness industry with a unique take on health, fitness, and just lifting weights. We chat coping strategies, we chat the importance of vulnerability and how much a good PT or Coach takes home with him after working with a large number of clients each day.

    If you are a coach, this is an absolute must-listen. Be sure to check out what he gets up to at Revolution Fitness & Therapy and tune into his podcast Revolutionary You for some incredible discussions!

    Thanks for joining us, Jason!

    • 1 hr 6 min

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