Ben Coomber Radio

When it comes to BIG change, where do we start? If we have a lot of weight to lose, a big journey to embark on, where do we start? Do we start with diet, food, sleep, calorie counting, exercise, alcohol? This can often be an overwhelming journey, standing at the bottom of a mountain that seems too big to climb, well, today's show is just me and the microphone, a solo show, all about where to start when it comes to big change and making the 1st steps to a new you. Please share this show with someone that is currently overwhelmed with their journey ahead of them.... 

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Ben Esgro is todays special guest as we dive into the world of training periodisation. For years body part splits have been the norm, but should we be doing something different? Ben and I discuss the pros and cons of lifting for strength, and lifting for hypertrophy, and where the line is drawn for different people. We also discuss Ben's journey, programming for Layne Norton, getting blood work done, the differences between males and females lifting, training twice per day, occlusion training, and what to do when at a powerlifting meet. 
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The man behind Stop Chasing Pain, Perry Nickleston, joins me to talk about movement, pain, stability, and why we live for years with the same issues we've always had. We talk about Perry's journey, what 'Stop Chasing Pain' is all about and it's core message, why the term 'movement never lies' is so important and why movement needs to be our assessment tool, his assessment process, how to train stability when there is no mobility, the inclusion of mobility in training programs, and getting over the mental side of injury. 

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The podcast gets a change of pace this week with me being interviewed by Will Foster, The Happiness Coach. Will delves into everything that I do, my story, my journey, my opinions on various different areas of health, nutrition, performance, dieting, the socialisation of food, the influence of others, inner strength, the benefits of sport, why people are angry so much, why you need to be more selfish, mindset and how to have a big and meaningful life. I thought a change of pace would be welcomed, so I hope you enjoy the show. 

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Aggressive dieting is the top topic this week as me and Rachel Guy grace your ears again for another bonza Q&A style episode. We also talk about testosterone supplements, menstrual cycles, when coaching is appropriate in someone‚Äôs dieting journey, the problem with eating too many vegetables, pimping your health with an unlimited budget, and more. 

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Why can't we change? What holds us back? We know what to do, but we just can't quite do it. Kori Propst joins me on the show to talk about the in-built psychological barriers that we as humans have that stop us reaching our goals. We find solutions as to what you can do to turn this around, breaching topics of binge eating, goal setting, knowing why you are doing something, the practicalities of motivation, and being in control. 

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Nake 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 seperate camps, or can we learn ideas and prinicpals from both for better results. 

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Steroids in the fitness industry is a big problem, it's more widespread than people realise, and many coaches are claiming they are not using steroids when they are, so what results can people honestly beleive in? We rant about steriod use in the fitness world, get jiggy with peoples calorie intakes in a sports nutrition environment, close the door on IBS, the price of fresh vegetables and nutritional value, when is the right time to start chasing your dreams, and the antioxidant benefit of decaffeinated coffee. 

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A common argument in the fitness world is that you cannot train for endurance and power / strength at the same time. Alex Viana is my special guest on podcast 107, a man showing you that it can be done as he and his clients are living proof. We talk about programming for concomitant endurance and power training in any given week, nutrition and supplementation around this, the biggest mistakes people make, a journey back from injury, suffering from an eating disorder, and achieving big things. 

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The Minimalist's are my special guest today, two men preeching a movement of streamlining your life so only the important things are in it. We discuss what Minimalism is, how the movement came about in Ryan's world, how this relates to you being fit and healthy, how to acheive more balance in your life, why everyones goal is to be a millionnaire yet it's often a mountain too high to climb, and how to bring more happiness into your life for more friends, family, and the things that matter. 

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