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2 Information-Packed Podcasts For Your Viewing Pleasure

Your People’s Fitness Champion has been on a whirlwind, international podcast tour lately. This of course means I’ve been sitting in my kitchen (on recorded Skype calls) being interviewed by other passionate fitness experts about diet, training, psychology, and productivity strategies related to fat loss, physique enhancement, and overall health.

Two of these shows are pretty big time in the health & fitness space — Ben Coomber Radio (the #1 fitness podcast in the UK) and Paleo Magazine Radio. So it was a real honor to get to be a guest on both of them.

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Ben Coomber Radio Episode #109

I guess with the results people are getting with our Beach Physique Guide and Maverick Coaching Style, the spandex street scene is starting to take notice. Its like the spread offense in college football. Everyone wants to know how and why it works so well — not just for elite athletes — but for anyone with a willingness to learn, to apply targeted strategies, and to put in effort.

But this post and these podcast aren’t about me. I’m perfectly happy spending my afternoon breaks from the gym and/or writing cave in anonymity, watching Sportscenter, reading philosophy books, or slipping in some form of adult entertainment. Balance to avoid burnout baby!

However, interviews and podcasts are an awesome opportunity to educate. That’s why when I get a chance to chat on one, I chow down. There’s written books, articles, and posts.  There’s whiteboards and videos. But there is something different about a few people pooling their knowledge and experience together, and trying to hash out simple solutions and strategies to real world roadblocks and riddles.

And with education going multimedia these days, you have to use every tool possible to get your content and messages across. This gives both the educator and the student the best chance at succeeding with their goals (in our case, getting you to look good naked).

So if you have completed, or are currently going through our Beach Physique email course, these podcasts are a great review of some of the key diet topics and fat-slashing strategies. If you are just starting out with the course, its a great summary of the bigger nutrition picture.  From there, you can dive into more of the details throughout the remainder of the course.

You can check the shows out below. Instead of me pretending not to talk about myself in the third person like The Rock, I’ve included the hosts’ descriptions of these glorious appearances.

Until next time, may your afternoon breaks be productive somehow…

1. BEN COOMBER RADIO EPISODE #109: PALEO VS. BODYBUILDING WITH NATE MIYAKI

Nate Miyaki is this weeks special guest as we discuss the many areas of health, performance and bodybuilding that are hotly debated. We discuss Nate’s work and history in the industry, his methods as a coach, what he thinks of the 80/20 rule, the importance of calorie and macronutrient targets, losing strength while dieting, is there such a thing as a bad carb, benefits of flexible dieting, low carb dieting and whether it’s necessary, and whether paleo nutrition and bodybuilding nutrition should be separate camps, or can we learn ideas and principals from both for better results.

2. PALEO MAGAZINE EPISODE #56: NUTRITIONAL PRAGMATISM WITH NATE MIYAKI

Paleo Magazine Radio Nate Miyaki

We’re going to talk with Nate about pretty much everything to do with nutrition, breaking down myths, overcoming stereotypes, really trying to dig deep into what actually works, and getting rid of the dogma. Let’s find out what actually works when it comes to making people lean and ripped and healthy at the same time, because it’s not just about looking good. It’s about feeling good as well.

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3 Steps For Designing Effective Diet Plans

I’ve been “social media-ing” about a few recent nutrition talks I’ve given, and “Da People” have voiced their passionate desire to taste a few samplings of these epic events. As the humble Westley once said to Buttercup in the Princess Bride, “As you wish”.

DESIGNING DIETS FOR BUSY PROFESSIONALS

I take a slightly different approach when designing diets plans for busy professionals then for athletes.  We need to prioritize, and focus on the highest level steps first in order to produce the fastest, most effective, and most efficient results.  I believe that path is different based on different demographics.  In this first video clip, I talk about the strategy I take with busy professionals:

  1. Improve Crappy Food Choices
  2. Find a Diet Structure That Works as a Lifestyle Plan
  3. Integrate Targeted Dietary Numbers for Higher-Level Physique Goals, Over Time

DESIGNING DIETS FOR ATHLETES

The game is different for athletes, and fitness freaks and geeks.  Although the broad topics remain the same, the order of strategic importance changes.  In this second video clip, I talk about the approach I take with athletes:

  1. Focus on Detailed & Targeted Numbers First
  2. Emphasize Good Food Choices
  3. Find a Practical & Sustainable Diet Structure

POST-TALK Q AND A

I debated putting up a third clip of the bourbon-fueled post talk Q and A’s, socializing, mingling and tingling, etc.  But:

1. I’d need to get a bunch of release forms signed by the participants.  Ain’t nobody got no damn time for that.

2. I’d like to keep this site rated R.  I’m not ready to annoy you with all of the pop-ups that “pop up” on XXX-rated sites.

Totally just kidding by the way.  I’m a big talker, but not as cool as I pretend.  However, one thing can’t be denied — the people have always loved “The Miyak(i)”, and “The Miyak(i)” the people.  Maybe my trustee white board will visit your town soon.

Debunking the Paleo Diet: 89 Bullets on the Debate

Debunking Paleo Diet

*WARNING This post is a rant about the Paleo vs. Debunking Paleo Diet Debate in specific, and the health & fitness industry in general.  It is Rated “R” by the fitness blogger’s association and is bound to offend probably everyone at some point.  Sorry about that. I come from a small surfer town where: (a) we’re a little rough around the edges with the language and whatnot, (b) you can get in a fist fight with someone, and laugh about it with them over a drink a few hours later.  If you’re not that laid back, don’t keep reading.    Read the rest of this entry

30 Minutes of Diet & Training Tips: The Miyaki Power Quest Interview

I was recently a guest on a popular fitness podcast in Austria — Power-Quest.  We had a great time talking about a variety of topics related to fat loss nutrition, training, and looking ripped year-round.

Intermittent Feast Diet & training tips

Intermittent Feast Invades Austria

Listen to the full interview here: 388 (Gold): Nate Miyaki — Ein Samurai im Kampfermodus

*Scroll down and click on the title.  The portion with me is in English, and it starts at 13:50 and ends at 47:50.

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

  • What Nate’s 2000 calorie dinner consists of, hahaha….
  • How you can structure your diet in a way to eat a big, satiating meal with carbs at night, even in the most aggressive fat loss/cutting phases.  No more starving on lettuce leaves at night to get lean.
  • Why calories and macronutrients are exponentially more important than diet structure.
  • How Intermittent Feast pulls principles from natural bodybuilding, The Paleo Diet, Sports Nutrition, and intermittent fasting protocols.
  • A brief comparison of 5-6 small meals a day vs. 2 meals a day, and why the latter can work as an excellent fat loss & physique enhancement plan (from physiology to practicality to sustainability).
  • Giving credit where credit is due — Serge Nubret (as the athletic) and Ori Hofmekler (as the intellectual & scientific) pioneers of intermittent fasting/feasting protocols.
  • The problems with extreme bulking & cutting phases.
  • Why you can use bodybuilders for inspiration, but also why you shouldn’t try to follow the protocols of drug enhanced athletes (unless of course you want to take that route, no judgement here).
  • Why I love red meat.
  • Sane, unbiased protein recommendations.
  • Why you should put more focus on the basics of a sound nutrition plan vs. the overuse of supplements as miracle cures.
  • Why there is no one right way to train.  An athlete simply must match their training protocol to their goal, how my program changed training primarily for performance (martial arts and stunts) vs. training for appearance (natural bodybuilding, fitness modeling).
  • The value of mobility and dynamic warm-ups to offset computer posture and prevent injury.
  • Why free weights and basic movements should be the foundation of your routine as opposed to flashy & fancy exercises.

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EIN SAMURAI!  I don’t know what that means, but it sounds pretty cool.  Thanks for the opportunity Dominik.