58 episodes

The Messy Middle Podcast is hosted by Exercise Science PhD candidate Alyssa Olenick. Blending together the duo of science & sass to help create conversations around fitness and wellness that fall between the polarizing ends of the messages we often receive. After all, life is best lived in the messy middle. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-messy-middle-podast/support

The Messy Middle Podcast Alyssa Olenick, PhD(c), CISSN

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 265 Ratings

The Messy Middle Podcast is hosted by Exercise Science PhD candidate Alyssa Olenick. Blending together the duo of science & sass to help create conversations around fitness and wellness that fall between the polarizing ends of the messages we often receive. After all, life is best lived in the messy middle. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-messy-middle-podast/support

    Episode 40: A Year of Radical Self Responsibility with Lyss

    Episode 40: A Year of Radical Self Responsibility with Lyss

    In this solo episode with Lyss, she talks about her theme for the upcoming year - a year of radical self responsibility - which means getting out of our own way sometimes, taking ownership of our choices (with grace) and taking responsibility for our actions and what we want as outcomes in our lives. You won’t want to miss this one!



    -Here is Karin’s Podcast Interview #1

    -Here is Karin’s Podcast Interview #2

    -Check out ‘The Sweet Spot’ Book



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    -Follow the Podcast on Instagram



    SUPPORT THE PODCAST:

    -Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code “LITTLELYSS”.

    -Buy Alyssa a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MessyMiddlePod

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    • 22 min
    Episode 39: Approach Behavior Change Better This Year with Dr. Karin Nordin

    Episode 39: Approach Behavior Change Better This Year with Dr. Karin Nordin

    In this episode with Dr. Karin Nordin, we talk about setting New Year's goals and why they are positive, long-term sustainable behavior change, re-framing the way we think, tangible things you can do to create these shifts and discipline vs. skill development. We also talk about how and why to embrace failure. You won't want to miss this episode!


    Listen to Karin's Season 2 Episode 
    Follow Karin on IG
    Karin’s Website
    Purchase the replay of Karin's December “Change Academy” workshop which was all about New Year's resolutions. It's a 1-hour evidence-based workshop & includes a PDF workbook. https://bodybrainalliance.mykajabi.com/offers/iTmxY42o

    FOLLOW THE MESSY MIDDLE ON SOCIAL:


    Follow Alyssa on Instagram
    Follow the Podcast on Instagram

    SUPPORT THE PODCAST:


    Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code “LITTLELYSS”.
    Buy Alyssa a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MessyMiddlePod
    Support This Podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-messy-middle-podast/support


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    • 1 hr 22 min
    EP 38:Race, discrimination and family dynamics impact on health Dr. Mackenzie Minniear

    EP 38:Race, discrimination and family dynamics impact on health Dr. Mackenzie Minniear

    Join us this week for our episode with Dr. Mackenzie Minniear. Dr. Mack and she is a PhD, professor and researcher who works at UGA study communication and how family dynamics, race, ethnicity and discrimiation all shape our health and wellbeing. This episode helps debunk some of the common myths around ethnicity and race in health and wellness and the real impact these things can have on health outcomes.

    Recommended Resources:

    Podcasts: Codeswitch, Rough Translation, Still Processing 

    Websites: Psychologybenefits.org/res, http://www.raceconscious.org/ @inliftingcolor

    Social:

    Instagram: @_fair_lab_

    MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL:
    Follow Alyssa on Instagram
    Follow Kait on Instagram
    Follow the podcast on Instagram

    SUPPORT OUR PODCAST:
    Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle
    Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    EP36: Reverse Diet Realities with Alex Maclin

    EP36: Reverse Diet Realities with Alex Maclin

    In this episode with Alex Maclin we cover the basics of how to meet yourself where you are at in your nutrition and fitness. With a brief chat on him leaving his Ph.D. program to pursue a career in fitness and nutrition. Alex helps us walk through his approach to reverse dieting with his clients, what this looks like, who it is for, what it actually is and how you can approach this! If you have been struggling with consistent nutrition for years THIS is the episode for you!




    Alyssa’s Macro calculator: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e0d543c96d976002746c280
    Bethany’s ebook: https://www.ironsoulvb.com/store/iron-soul-guide-to-chasing-health-and-living-a-full-life
    Layne Norton Reverse dieting book: https://biolaynestore.com/products/the-complete-reverse-dieting-guide-e-book



    Social:

    Instagram: @alexqmaclin

    Website: https://www.alexmaclin.com/

    MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL:
    Follow Alyssa on Instagram
    Follow Kait on Instagram
    Follow the podcast on Instagram

    SUPPORT OUR PODCAST:
    Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle
    Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    EP 35: Lazy Lyss Nutrition

    EP 35: Lazy Lyss Nutrition

    Join us this week as Lyss talks about her approach to nutrition called “Lazy Lyss nutrition”. How she simplifies shopping, making meals & reducing the mental effort of feeding ourselves.



    Lazy lyss nutrition guide: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5fa0894e2a56071817e66fa5

    FUEL: littlelyssfitness.com/nutrition code messymiddle3 for 15% off

    Legion Supplements: CODE MESSYMIDDLE 20% off first order



    MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL:
    Follow Alyssa on Instagram
    Follow Kait on Instagram
    Follow the podcast on Instagram

    SUPPORT OUR PODCAST:
    Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle
    Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee


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    • 32 min
    EP 34: Strength Training for Climbers with Dr. Natasha Barnes

    EP 34: Strength Training for Climbers with Dr. Natasha Barnes

    Join us for this episode with Dr. Natasha Barnes of Natasha Barnes Rehab. Dr. Barnes grew up a competitive rock climber till a finger injury caused her to stop. After realizing that climbing on the hurt finger actually helped make it stronger, she reframed her view on rehab and her sport, going on to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic to help others do the same. Dr. Barnes has since cross dabbled in competitive powerlifting, competing at the national level alongside climbing. She now works with climbers helping them reframe how they view strength training in their climbing routine.

    Social:

    Instagram: @natashabarnes

    Website: https://natashabarnesrehab.com/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHgE4fsFgNTzHdjjNlDf2cg

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doctornatashabarnes/



    MESSY MIDDLE SOCIAL:
    Follow Alyssa on Instagram
    Follow Kait on Instagram
    Follow the podcast on Instagram

    SUPPORT OUR PODCAST:
    Get 20% off your first order of Legion Supplements with code: messymiddle
    Buy Lyss & Kait a cup of coffee


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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
265 Ratings

265 Ratings

sydneycclark ,

My FAVORITE podcast to run to

This podcast is SUPER informative and helpful. I’ve learned so many things through listening to Alyssa and Kate’s approach with different things from exercising to nutrition to just how they live their lives. I get so excited when I see that a new episode has dropped!

13brizzle ,

Learn and Laugh

I seriously have learned so much from this podcast...and when I listen I feel like I’m just having a chat with my two best friends!!

marisa zer ,

So good!!!

My new favorite podcast!! I listen to it while working out, driving to class, or cleaning! I seriously love this so much!

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