Ben Coomber Radio (fitness)

Part 1: In this two part interview I discuss a 16 week prep with bodybuilder Jon Mills. The highs, the lows, his journey, what he ate, how he trained, how it affected his personal life, how it affected his libido, eating disorders within bodybuilding, whether he would do it again or not, the dogma within bodybuilding  and the mis-information, and what he learned as a person about himself and the pursuit of body perfect. 

Want to go one step further and watch his full video documentary, which I would HIGHLY recommend, grab a watch here: 

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

In this podcast episode it's my turn to get quizzed. In anticipation of Scotland's yearly fitness event SFN, Neil Maclean grabs me for an interview to ask me all about dieting, supplements, what mindset cultivates success, what I have learnt and others can from the world of rugby and pro sport, shake diets, what the future holds, why I did my confessions podcast and what came from it, and much much more. It's 45 minutes - and you will learn a lot and get a different insight from me. Enjoy.

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Direct download: Podcast_191_-_SFN_Interview_.mp3
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Is life now like TV? Social media gives everyone an insight into your life, but is this causing, in some cases, more harm than good? More and more people live life like a celebrity, all their personal info, movements and feelings out in the open for judgement, but is this creating pressure, anxiety, and mental health issues?

Do you get anxiety or feel pressured by the outside world and people looking in? I discuss this with the amazing Anna Williamson who has been through this herself in her growth as a celebrity. After hitting rock bottom she sought help, and has been better for it ever since, now moving into this work herself. 

While Anna might be a TV star, she is also a life coach and campaigner for mental health supporting such charities such as Mind. Visit Anna's website: 

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

My second confessions podcast journeying my last 10 years in the fitness industry, except today I talk just as much about the future, as I do the past. I recap on some thoughts and comments that arose from part 1, my journey with caffeine and how I was so wrong, yet so right about some of my assumptions and thus how that led me to the development of TDT, which is now RIP. I then detail why TDT is now now more and why AS is now born, enjoy. 

Direct download: Podcast_189_-_Confessions_Pt_2_.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 4:00am UTC

It's a round the houses show with a ton of content as we discuss; training in the gym from personal experience, the art and science of bodybuilding, ensuring you are eating enough, being superman, the mindset around your training, the dynamics of DOMS, the science of transdermal absorption, carb loading, carb cycling, competition prep and why you should and shouldn't do it, and more, all with my lovely co-host Rachel Guy. 

Direct download: Podcast_188_.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 4:30am UTC

If you don't seek optimal health, what else do you seek? Yuri Elkaim is the perfect man to tell this story, living life as a successful athlete, yet it all went so wrong so quickly. Yuri tells his story of discovering the true value of health after loosing his hair, and his continued discovery of optimal health. With 3 best selling books, Yuri and I discuss change, stress, balance, caffeine, kitchen gadgets, real food, family, time out, work / life balance, and much more. An insightful interview from a man well versed in a journey of health exploration. 

Direct download: Podcast_-_Yuri_Elkaim.mp3
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What should we feed our kids, and where are the root issues? Should we give our kids sweets, how do we get kids to eat their greens, and do we need a mindset shift when it comes to nutrition for kids, both at home and at school? Are all the issues we have with child obesity and concentration in school just down to a lack of education, or is it more than that? Myself and guest Jennifer Bulcock tackle this sensitive topic in support of our new video and free book on kids nutrition. 

Direct download: Podcast_186_-_Jen_Bulcock_Kids_Nutrition_.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 5:00am UTC

What happens before and after pregnancy, and how should women think about their health? We open up a conversation for the ladies - but also don't leave out the men in this show (be ready for some hard truths men). We discuss strength, health, post pregnancy exercise, core function, pelvic floor, relationship talk, communication, pressure of society on females and their bodies, self-confidence, and more. All with Jessie Mundell. 

Direct download: Podcast_185_-_Jessie_Mundell_.mp3
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A mash up show of lots of your questions, including what to do when your boobs are big and managing them physically, working on your posture, group training and the benefits, where to start with learning about nutrition when your 20 years old, how to be bold and shift careers, the opportunities life has for us, the danger of comparing yourself to life's ideals, why and when to get a mindset fix, and why when you are in a hole - always focus on health! 

Direct download: Podcast_184_.mp3
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Want to optimise your health on all levels? So much still comes down to the gut. In this interview I chat with Jeannette Hyde on the new research around gut health, how to heal the gut, what comes first - supplements or food, how many vegetables we should really eat, why gluten can be such an issue, how you eat being important, bridging the gap in functional medicine, the spectrum of sensitivities, and discuss her new book 'The Gut Makeover' available now on Amazon. 

Direct download: Podcast_183_-_Jeannette_Hyde_.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 5:00am UTC