Building a Goals First Nutrition Strategy
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In early 2017, we did an episode about simplifying nutrition (ep#14). This week, we're continuing to think about how to cut through the noise, focusing on how our goals and our eating styles should determine our nutrition strategy.

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Chasing Excellence is dedicated to dissecting what it means to live a life of excellence, inside the gym & out. New episodes every Monday.

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Ben Bergeron is a best-selling author, coach to 7 CrossFit Games champions, and founder of CFNE and CompTrain.

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Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
Muscle For Life with Mike Matthews
Mike Matthews
Jonathan Goodman on How to Succeed as an Online Coach
“Hey Mike, any advice on becoming an online coach?” “How can I start my own fitness business?” As an entrepreneur and creator of several successful businesses in the fitness space, I’m often asked how people can break into the industry themselves. I can understand the enthusiasm. Lots of people who go through a life-changing fitness journey end up wanting to help others make similar changes in their own lives. That was certainly the case for me. While I’ve built my own thriving online _coaching program_, I came at it from a different angle--I already had a niche carved out for myself in the fitness world that I could use as a platform to build from. Not everyone has the _books_, blog, or podcast to launch a new coaching business, so to help people just starting out, I thought I’d talk to an expert. In this episode, I chat with Jonathan Goodman, who created the first-ever (and only!) certification for online fitness trainers, the Online Trainer Academy. This is a program specifically for online coaches, teaching them how to earn more money and better serve their clients. Jonathan has also written several books on the topic, and is a host on the Online Trainer Show, a podcast chock-full of insights and advice for fitness professionals looking to build an online career. In our conversation, Jonathan breaks down . . . * How to identify points of leverage * Why books and courses are more valuable than masterminds and mentors * How to find good people to learn from * The power of marketing and branding * How to build and use momentum * Why you don’t need as many clients as you think So, if you want to learn how to start your own online coaching business or how to take your current business to the next level, definitely give this podcast a listen! 30:28 - What is the difference between maximizers and satisficers? 36:00 - Why is marketing so important? 42:16 - How do you build momentum once you start a business? 1:09:19 - Would you recommend training for free at the beginning to get a better following? 1:22:49 - Where can people find you and your work? Mentioned on The Show:  Online Trainer Certification: The Online Trainer Show: Legion VIP One-on-One Coaching: --- Want free workout and meal plans? Download my science-based diet and training templates for men and women:
1 hr 25 min
Renegade Radio with Jay Ferruggia: Fitness | Nutrition | Lifestyle | Strength Training | Self Help | Motivation
Renegade Radio with Jay Ferruggia: Fitness | Nutrition | Lifestyle | Strength Training | Self Help | Motivation
Jason Ferruggia
#354: Surviving Cancer with Beau Whitman
Beau Whitman is a former competitive athlete, fitness coach, and a cancer survivor. After undergoing six major reconstructive surgeries he thought he had seen the toughest of times. However, in 2019 he was diagnosed with Stage III Germ Cell Cancer. He realized his entire athletic background was training him for this defining moment in his life. Calling upon the lessons he learned from his past challenges, he shifted his mindset, put his head down and went to work overcoming his illness. Today he is cancer free! Following his mantra, “Rebuilt to Inspire,” Beau’s passion has expanded from coaching injured athletes to helping cancer survivors reclaim their health and fitness. Listen as we discuss: * How did Beau first discover he had cancer? [1:54] * How a shift in his mindset has helped him beat the disease. [6:33] * Why he decided to create his own “cancer survivors” training program. [11:16] * What does his training programs for cancer patients look like? [15:23] * “The Dive” - Beau’s 6 steps for overcoming any obstacle. [18:25] * His favorite recovery methods and why he pulled the “cancer card” to get a puppy. [34:17] * What’s up with Beau’s color coded sticky notes? [37:05] This episode is brought to you by Cured Nutrition. Cured Rise is a caffeine-free daytime CBD nootropic supplement. Infused with 9mg of Broad Spectrum CBD extract, it encourages sustained wakefulness and focus and promotes stress resilience. Their newest product, Aura, is the only supplement formulated to heal, seal, & protect your gut. It safeguards your gut lining, encourages a healthy gut microbiome, boosts immune function, improves nutrient absorption, reduces bloat, and improves your mood. Click HERE to get yours today and use the coupon code, “Renegade” for a 15% discount. This episode is also brought to you by Trifecta Nutrition. Make sticking to your nutrition plan simpler with organic, ready to eat and macro balanced meals shipped safely to your door! Go to and use the code ‘RENEGADE’ to save 30% off your first order!
40 min
Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth
Mind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth
Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews, Doug Egge
1413: The Exercises That Promote Lean Legs & Build the Butt, How Calisthenics Boost the Metabolism, Exercises That Make the Abs Stand Out Like Bricks & More
In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about exercises for women who want to build lean long legs but also want to grow the glutes, whether calisthenics promotes the same metabolism and testosterone boosting benefits of weight training, specific exercises that help build the muscles of the core, and the best exercises to superset. * The Di Stefano’s are still on baby watch! (4:26) * Adam took an L. (6:20) * Mind Pump on Kanye’s latest interviews. (11:43) * Doug’s first selfie, circa 1986, making waves. (21:35) * Mind Pump on the brilliance of the movie Her. (25:10) * How melatonin can trigger labor. (27:41) * Adam on learning how to fly fish. (30:02) * Lord Newsom and the crazy winds in California. (33:46) * Mind Pump Recommends, Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix. (35:27) * You need to calm down. (38:10) * Arthur Brooks for the win. (39:14) * The shadowban conspiracy theories, navigating through media & MORE! (41:27) * Organifi is providing high-quality ingredients and tasty treats. (47:02) * Mind Pump x Legion. (48:03) * #Quah question #1 – What exercises do you recommend for women who want to build lean, long, but not bulky legs? But, also want to grow their glutes? (49:25) * #Quah question #2 – Do calisthenics promote the same metabolism and testosterone boosting benefits of weight training? (55:18) * #Quah question #3 – What are some specific exercises that will help build the muscles of the core like every other muscle in your body? (59:00) * #Quah question #4 – What are the best exercises to superset to get the most work in during my time in the gym? (1:03:05) Related Links/Products Mentioned * October Special: MAPS Anabolic and No BS 6-Pack Formula * October Promotion: ALL MAPS Products 50% off!! **Promo code “OCTOBER50” at checkout** * Joe Rogan Experience #1554 - Kanye West * My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman * Having A High IQ Puts You More At Risk Of Mental Illness, Study Finds * Her (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes: Movies * Visit Felix Gray for an exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! * Unsolved Mysteries | Netflix Official Site * Us (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes: Movies * Mind Pump #1175: Dr. Arthur C. Brooks * Arthur Brooks | Love Your Enemies (04/02/2019) * Visit Organifi for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code “mindpump” at checkout** * Organifi Pumpkin Spice Granola Recipe * Visit Legion Athletics for the exclusive offer for Mind Pump listeners! **Code “mindpump” at checkout** * Mind Pump TV - YouTube * 3 Butt Building Exercises You Can Do At Home - FREE Glute Building Guide * How To Build Your Butt - Free Workout Program * The (2) BEST Ab Exercises You’re NOT Doing Properly (STRONG CORE) | MIND PUMP * The 20-Minute Full Body Superset Workout That Hits Everything (TRY THIS) * Mind Pump Podcast – YouTube * Mind Pump Free Resources People Mentioned * Doug Egge (@mindpumpdoug) Instagram * Arthur Brooks (@arthurcbrooks) Instagram * Chase Chewning (@chasechewning) Twitter * Robb Wolf (@dasrobbwolf) Instagram
1 hr 10 min
Barbell Shrugged
Barbell Shrugged
Barbell Shrugged
Why Bodybuilders Have So Much Muscle w/ Coach Kassem, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #516
Barbell Shrugged’s “Functional Fitness Bundle” is for the functional fitness athlete that wants to improve their strength, gymnastics, weightlifting and build a bigger engine in six weeks. Program Goals: * Improve Gymnastics * Increase Raw Strength * Master Olympic Lifts * Brutal Anaerobic Endurance Metcons * Build Aerobic Capacity * Peak for the CrossFit Open What you get: Seven Functional Fitness, Goal Specific Training Programs * Gymnastics Focused Functional Fitness - 6-Week Gymnastics Focused CrossFit Program ($47) * Shrugged Functional Weightlifting - 6-Week Olympic Weightlifting Focused CrossFit Program ($47) * Strength Bias Functional Fitness - 6-Week Strength Bias CrossFit Program ($47) * Anaerobic Assault - 12-Week Anaerobic Engine Building Accessory Program ($47) * Aerobic Monster - 12-Week Aerobic Capacity Accessory Program ($47) * Open Prep - 7-Week Competition Prep Cycle ($47) * Advanced Functional Fitness Workout Builder - 6-Week Advanced CrossFit Strength and Conditioning Template ($47) Total Retail Value $329 for all 7 Programs. This week only, get all seven programs for $97, saving you 70% off retail. Use code “functional” at checkout to save 70%. 7 Programs for the price of 2 saving you over $329. Barbell Shrugged’s “Functional Fitness Bundle” is for the functional fitness athlete that wants to improve their strength, gymnastics, weightlifting and build a bigger engine in six weeks. In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: * Building private science lab for strength * How to accurately test strength and muscle * How does hypertrophy correlate to performance * Why don’t bodybuilders test 1 rep maxes * Are bodybuilders actually strong? Coach Kassem on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: Please Support Our Sponsors Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
1 hr 23 min
The Stronger By Science Podcast
The Stronger By Science Podcast
Breakfast, Glycine, Muscle Knots, and Trigger Points
Season 3 pushes forward, and today’s episode is packed with information. The episode begins with some announcements, arguably good news, and feats of strength, followed by a couple quick research reviews about optimal breakfast composition to adequately fuel training and the potential applications of glycine supplementation for tendon and ligament adaptations. Then, Greg and Eric field listener questions about caffeine tolerance, muscle knots, trigger points, and more. To play us out, Greg shares some stunning revelations that will change the way you think about crabs. If you’d like to receive Research Roundup emails, please sign up for our email list at To join in on the SBS conversation, check out our new Facebook group and subreddit. Facebook Group: Subreddit: Finally, next time you stock up on supplements from, be sure to use the promo code “SBSPOD” (all caps) to get 5% off your entire order. TIME STAMPS Intro/Announcements, and a major correction (0:00:33). Good news (0:01:55). Selling Out (0:13:59). Feats of Strength (0:21:35). Research Review (0:26:29). Optimal breakfast to fuel training (0:26:45) Relevant studies: Glycine supplementation for tendons and ligaments (0:42:23). Relevant studies: Q&A (1:01:57). Ant-Man Wilks score revisited (1:02:01). Can you rank cooking methods from best to worst in terms of how they impact micronutrient content? (1:03:57). If strength/size gains come back relatively quickly after a cut, is there any benefit to cutting at a less conservative pace in order to spend a higher percentage of the year in a lean bulking phase? (1:07:43). Is flywheel training good for hypertrophy? (1:20:23). It is necessary to cycle caffeine for its ergogenic effects? (1:26:15). Are muscle knots and trigger points “real” and worth caring about? (1:36:10). To play us out: Crabs (1:44:40).
1 hr 52 min
Muscle Intelligence
Muscle Intelligence
Ben Pakulski
A 5 step process to elicit brain neuroplasticity and support wellbeing with Lisa Wimberger
Lisa Wimberger, founder of the NeuroSculpting Institute, is on a mission to help individuals find healthy ways to navigate the great unknown of emotional and mental confusion and stress. She joins Ben on this episode to tell her journey of studying the nervous system and finding strategies of dealing with her own life-threatening trauma - a journey that led her to develop NeuroSculpting®. NeuroSculpting® is a 5-step meditation process that can strategically help an individual release the grip of old patterns and entrain their brain to creating new and more supportive patterns, habits, and behaviors. Lisa has seen amazing results in her client’s wellbeing with this more active and involved meditation practice and if you struggle with listening to your body and meditating, this episode will give you tools to approach your meditation practice differently and succeed. After all – Breathe. Walk. Meditate. Find out more about NeuroSculpting: Digital Meditation App: use the coupon code Bpakfitness at checkout to receive 1 month for free Website: IG: Books Mentioned: The Body Keeps the Score If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review on ApplePodcasts to support us and share it with a person you feel will benefit from this conversation. Thank you to our amazing show sponsors Real Mushrooms. Real mushrooms are the highest quality mushroom extracts we can find. They are 100% mushroom certified organic. They have no added fillers or grains, and they are third party tested multiple times. You can add their mushroom extract powders to things like coffee, tea, smoothies, or oatmeal, or they also have capsules. Ben uses Real Mushrooms Lion’s Mane organic mushroom powder in his Intelligence Coffee every morning, and he uses the Cordyceps-M mushroom capsules for improved focus and cognitive performance. Please visit Code BEN gets you 30% off for first time buyers Code MUSCLE gets you 20% off all other orders Timestamps [01:22] – Today’s guest [03:33] – Our sponsor Real Mushrooms [05:40] – What is NeuroSculpting? [07:25] – How we store trauma [08:08] – Lisa’s previous meditation experience [09:00] – Mind patterns and un-fixed states [10:50] – Listen to the body [11:45] – The body keeps the score [12:50] – The problem with botox and fillers [13:20] – Separating the body and mind states [13:40] – Lisa’s story [15:00] – Seizures [16:30] – Hypervigilant response [18:00] – Studying the brain [19:00] – The creation of NeuroSculpting [22:05] – Lisa’s mission [23:45] – How to start the process [26:00] – Meditation based on your concept [27:40] – The five steps of NeuroSculpting [30:25] – Identify safety [34:20] – Two-step induction [35:00] – New patterns and new mind-states [41:40] – Anchoring and naming [45:00] – Linking with a well-rounded approach [46:30] – What can NeuroSculpting help with? [49:30] – We create our reality from the inside out [50:30] – Changing belief systems [54:20] – Lisa’s daily practice for positive vibrations [56:00] – Lisa’s work in the Institute [57:30] – The purpose of shaking [59:00] – Vagal toning [01:01:00] – Ben’s experience with his kids [01:02:10] – Find out more about Lisa here!
1 hr 6 min
The Online Trainer Show
The Online Trainer Show
Online Trainer Academy
Choose The Best Package Type For Your Business #46
Choose The Best Package Type For Your Business (Online Trainer Show #46) Want to know the key to our hosts’ hearts? Summer melons, garbage trucks, and getting to talk for the entire podcast. Trust me on this one. In this new episode, the gang covers the million-dollar question of “How do I get more clients?”, what niche restaurants and polar bears teach us about business, and how coaches actually get more people to sign up. Above all, don’t be lukewarm—the polar bears will thank you. In This Episode: * How Ren responds when OTA coaches ask “How do I get more clients?” [15:57] * Getting more clients should be baked into your content [18:14] * Remember the importance of “niching down” [28:42] * Jonathan shares the heartfelt story of befriending Ren [30:24] * Be cold or hot, never lukewarm [34:23] * Monthly vs. 60-day vs. 90-day programs [37:00] * Carolina breaks down her approach to a new client [41:55] “You have to sell the transformation. You never sell the product, you sell what the person will become as a result of your product.” - Jonathan Goodman The Secret to Success isn’t a Secret When people ask “What can I do to get more clients?”, they’re likely hoping for a secret strategy or simple phrase that will boost their success. Spoiler alert: The answer is consistently reaching out and producing good content. Every client is unique and deserves just as much work as the last. Who Wants to Throw a Taco Pizza Sushi Steak Party? Beginning coaches can get overwhelmed by the crazy number of demands in their field. “Do I focus on nutrition, calisthenics, powerlifting, legs, glutes, gymnastics, etc?” It may seem as though tackling all of those would be hedging your bets, but it’s the opposite. The key to success is choosing one path and becoming excellent at that particular skill set, and you will inevitably have more than enough clients. Invest in the New You People don’t hire coaches just for person or workouts in and of themselves. If someone hires you, they are investing in the POTENTIAL future version of themself. So, to actually sell yourself to someone, you need to sell the person they COULD become if they hired you. If you can be the solution to their fitness problem, you’ve got a client. Ready to scale up your online fitness business? Apply for OTA 2 here: SPONSORS Get started TODAY with the world-leading certification and business development program for personal trainers, nutrition coaches, and gym owners – The Online Trainer Academy: Enjoy this special offer of 60 days FREE on PT Distinction from The Online Trainer Show! - YouTube -
46 min
Barbell Medicine Podcast
Barbell Medicine Podcast
Barbell Medicine
Episode #118: The Effects of Alcohol on Health and Performance
On this week's podcast, Drs. Baraki and Feigenbaum talk about alcohol, health, and performance. References Seminar Link: For more of our stuff: Podcasts: Website: Instagram: @austin_barbellmedicine @jordan_barbellmedicine @leah_barbellmedicine @vaness_barbellmedicine @untamedstrength @michael_barbellmedicine @derek_barbellmedicine @hassan_barbellmedicine @michael_amato_barbellmedicine @charlie_barbellmedicine @alex_barbellmedicine @tomcampitelli Email: Supplements/Templates/Seminars: Forum:
1 hr 17 min
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