Ben Coomber Radio

Instagram has blown up fitness, but is it all positive? Does it paint a good enough picture of being strong, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally?

Zanna Van Dijk is the perfect person to talk about this with, a fitness blogger and instagram celeb who co-runs the Girl Gains movement. Zanna and I discuss where and how Instagram is playing a role in young people finding fitness information, what messages need to get out there, where to start if you are just getting into fitness, the art of self love, and why everyones journey is different and we all need to find our own level of personal balance. 

Oh and her book is out, and it looks awesome: 

Find Zanna here: 

And for all her social profiles, search for: Zanna Van Dijk 

Direct download: Podcast_239_-_Zanna.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am UTC

Danny Lennon, aka Sigma Nutrition, joins me on the show to discuss what does evidence based nutrition actually mean? And where does this start and stop with being our guiding star in everything nutrition and training related? What are the biggest things he has learnt in his practice as a nutritionist over the years, and what are the biggest things he has learnt off his guests on his successful podcast? Where does he see the future for nutrition application with advances in technology? Does he feel nutrition is too complicated for many, and much more... 

Sigma Nutrition:

Danny on Twitter: 

Danny on Facebook: 

Direct download: Podcast_238_-_Danny_Lennon_.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 5:30am UTC

Mike Israetel is one clever dude, and an experienced athlete, and in this episode you get the pleasure of learning from him. Mike, a professor at Temple University in Physiology, is well versed in training science, so in this episode we delve in to the application of MRV, aka maximum recoverable volume and maximising your ability as an athlete in and out of the gym. We cover the minds role in recovery and maximising human performance, and other recovery practices Mike values highly. Another Awesome episode! 

Mikes Website: 

Mike on Instagram: 

RP on Instagram: 

Direct download: Podcast_237_-_Mike_Israetel_.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 5:30am UTC

Sheli McCoy is back on the show talking diet and training concepts in crossfit. I raise more questions on what is nutrition in the crossfit world and how has it evolved, how is crossfit evolving to change its approach to training, what actually is crossfit in terms of its competition testing, why do a kipping pull up and other speed variations of exercises, what is the future of crossfit, and more. Oh - and we talk about altitude training, mainly because sheli was sat in an altitude training centre at the time. 

Sheli's social links:



Or Facebook profile:



Direct download: 236_Audio_Only.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 5:30am UTC

Sheli McCoy is a crossfit athlete with a powerful story, a story that not many know. Crossfit has got plenty of negative press over the years, but let's explore why, and how, and what it is doing to change that. Why is crossfit one of the most empowering disciplines you can do, and is changing things for a huge amount of people? Let's delve into the world of crossfit, part 1 podcast with Sheli McCoy. 

Her social links, Instagram: 


Or Facebook profile: 


Direct download: Podcast_235_-_Sheli_McCoy.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 9:18am UTC

In this episode we get very honest with ourselves and our situations, the daily things we deal with as people that could hold us back, but shouldn't if we choose to be honest about the why and be clear with a solution. Could 1 simple shift in our mindset be the key....

We also muse around educating the obese segment of the UK population and what it would take to change that on a mass scale, as well as other fat loss musings with this weeks Q&A. Enjoy. 

Direct download: Podcast_234.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 5:30am UTC

Another training and S&C focused chat with Dave Cripps. Dave has been on the show so another dose of his training wisdom as we talk simplification in training, fundamental movements, common weakness's, where people lack success, how he coaches and more. 

Check out Dave on Facebook: 

Direct download: Podcast_233_-_Dave_Cripps_.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 5:30am UTC

From whom have I learnt from in the last 10 years to be successful at what I do? In this episode I discuss all the people I have learnt from that has shaped me as a practitioner and person, both from a nutrition point of view, mindset point of view, business point of view, and training. Learn the books to read, the people to follow, and the ways to think to master your destiny! 

Direct download: Podcast_232_-_Solo_Show.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 9:05am UTC

Today's show is an assortment of topics including our feet and how they move, the best gym shoes to wear, our thoughts on vibram shoes, lower body biomechanics issues, and vitamins and the stages of pregnancy and best advice. All with my lovely co-host Rachel Guy. 

Direct download: Podcast_231.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 4:30am UTC

Mark Fisher joins me on the show to discuss success in our fitness journey. We explore:

- What makes us all successful within our journey

- Why so many of us lack confidence and where that fits in with external and internal motivators

- How Rich Fronin can inspire - but how far should that inspiration go

- How to be a unicorn yourself

- What FITNESS actually is

- How so many of us are caught in a rut with training and t's damaging other areas of our life

- Why we choose to be fit, and are we living to those reasons 

- What Mark feels needs to change in fitness and what has changed of recent, and much more. 

This is a show EVERYONE will get something from, wherever you are in your journey many things in this show will resonate with you. 

Check Mark out at 

and at  if you are a coach or PT 

Direct download: Podcast_230_-_Mark_Fisher.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 4:30am UTC

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