Ben Coomber Radio (fitness)

Want to have a shake for breakfast, uh oh, think twice... NO seriously, should we, is it an option? Let's have a look at what the research says, what's in all these drinks like Huel, Soylent, Herbalife and Rosa Labs, and delve into the why, how and ethics placed on your health. Ultimately health is key, right? Join me and my new co-host on what is a very salty, often ranty, yet informative, research driven show all about diet replacement shakes, health, and MUCH more. Enjoy. 

Direct download: Podcast_261.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 4:30am UTC

Should we be concerned with environmental Oestrogen? Do you know all the ways it creeps into our diet? There are 10 top offenders, and in this informative podcast with Dr Anthony G Jay, we uncover the dangers of Oestrogens and what we can do about it. For the purpose of your own research, the top 10 list we discussed are: 

1. Phytoestrogens 

2. Mycoestrogens 

3. Atrazine 

4. Triclosan & APE's 

5. BP & 4-MBC 

6. Red Numbers 3 & 40 

7. Parabens 

8. Phthalates 

9. BPA & BPS 

10. EE2 

The link to the discussed research on Soy is here: 


To find out more about Dr Jay's work visit: 

The doc on Twitter: 


Direct download: Podcast_260_-_Anthony_G_Jay_.mp3
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Want to know what we can learn from dogs? A lot. In this episode I talk to Graeme Hall, the Dogfather (from TV's 'Dog's behaving badly'), a dog trainer that focuses on human behaviour to get the best out of the owner, and the dog, to create positive change. So what if we apply dog training principals to our own lives, can we break habits we think we can't give up, can we do more, can we be more, can we change, for good?

Can we be the best at something? Can we stop eating junk food when we 'feel' we can't? Can we lift that weight we believe we can't? This is another life changing episode, if you're willing to apply some very simple principals of change. 

Find Graeme at 

Direct download: Podcast_259_-_Graeme_Hall_.mp3
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Is a plant based diet better for your health? Or for your hormones? Can meat cause cancer and other diseases? Charlotte writes into the show and asks the question, what are the benefits to vegan eating and plant based diets, and in today's show, we explore this topic. 

Which is also Rachel's last show, wish her farewell :) 

Direct download: Podcast_258_-_Plant_Based_Diets_.mp3
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Do we talk enough about mental health? I'd say no, and James Rontledge from Sanctus agree's, a man on a mission to spread awareness of mental health after experiencing anxiety and social pressure to conform himself. As a result he created Sanctus, a company focused on providing safe places for people to talk about their mental health. In this episode we explore the stigma around mental health, why it's all in our control if we choose it to be, how we balance being ambitious with maintaining well-being, and the societal demands we now face from the modern world. 

Check out sanctus at 

Direct download: Podcast_258_-_Sanctus_.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 7:33am UTC

Are you training effectively in the gym? Perhaps your not matching your training to your psychological profile. In this fascinating episode I explore all the character traits that drive us and how this relates to getting bigger, stronger, faster, leaner and progressing in the gym week by week. Should you strength train, do cardio, mix it up, do high reps, low reps, follow progressive overload? Its all up for debate in this training focused episode, connecting the mind, with the muscle. 

Follow Christian at: 

Direct download: Podcast_256_-_Chris_Thibaudeau_.mp3
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Want to know how to be better at life? Then listen to Mykel Hawke, a decorated U.S. soldier with a vast background in tactical survival and war. Now a hit TV star in the U.S. Mykel and I discuss life discipline and how it's curated, how you can harness fear to be better at life and conquer your goals, why having big muscles is a bad thing, how the military taught him to focus on what he is good at, how pride in yourself is key to living your best life, and more. This is an invaluable episode, please do check out Mykel's work at: 

Direct download: 255_-_Mykel_Hawke_.mp3
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Is it the journey or the destination we are seeking? Philosophical right... but life is about meaning to us, ourselves, and life is actually a selfish journey, to deny this is futile. In this episode I talk to Crossfit Athlete Sheli McCoy about rising from 97th in the UK in 2016 to 37th in the UK in 2017 and what she did differently to progress so much while being injured for 6 months, we then discussed what she will continue to do to be the best athlete she can be, why being accountable has been key, how she views her debilitating injury and how it made her weakness's strengths, why you need tunnel vision as an athlete, how the crossfit open has shaped so many, how to create more discipline in your arena, and more. This is a powerful episode in fine tuning your inner and outer athlete. 

Direct download: Podcast_254_-_Sheli_McCoy_.mp3
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Rachel is back on the show as we discuss the differences between full fat and whole fat dairy, micro nutrition and the IIFYM debate, multi-vitamins, bad injuries and what to do, extreme approaches to exercises, massive gym fails, humility, and much more, enjoy! 

Direct download: Podcast_253.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 4:30am UTC

Episode 251 caused a stir all over social media, it's the show that has gotten the most attention for some time from an apparent negative perspective, so we had to do a part 2 podcast. In this podcast myself and Tom Bainbridge, my special guest, discuss the points raised from podcast 251, Tom casts a critical and objective eye over my assumptions and opinions, and draws on the research to add more context. Either way, a lot is discussed and this ends up being one of the best debates in podcast history. But first we must talk of cognitive bias... enjoy. 

Note: The study tom references by Mike Zourdos was actually Jeremy Loennoke, FYI. 

Direct download: Podcast_252_-_Powerlifting_pt_2.mp3
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