Ben Coomber Radio

Can we push too hard and not make progress? How much is too much? This is the problematic area of fitness, knowing whether you are doing too much, or not enough. The reality is it's very personal, but in this show we explore building muscle, training to extremes, and how to juggle all this with what we coin as 'life'. 

Check out my work at: www.bencoomber.com

 

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Want to know who the real Bear Grylls is? This man, Les Stroud. Over 70 episodes where he goes into the wild to survive on his TV show 'Survivorman' that he films himself. Les Stroud joins me on the show to discuss his diet at home and in the world, how he keeps fit, what nature does to the human body and mind, why he programs yoga into his training, why he fasts, what he thinks of veganism seeing as you can't be vegan in the wild, and much more.

Les was an awesome, humble, entertaining guest, with a ton of stories to share. 

Check out Les here: http://www.lesstroud.ca 

And join his new network: https://smtvnetwork.com 

Grab one of his books on Amazon! 

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Hazel Wallace, Doctor & Trainer, aka the Food Medic joins me to discuss... In a world of lifestyle related diseases, do we appreciate BOTH the value of food and medicine? Do we need to be more aligned to have more impact in the world? And, is the fitness industry part of the problem, especially as we tend to point the finger at the NHS and the EatWell plate for being 'not so perfect'. But, is it REALLY that bad? Are we propagating the confusion around nutrition? 

A fascinating discussion with a lady doing great things in the world of food, nutrition and medicine. Grab a copy of her book and follow her here: https://thefoodmedic.co.uk 

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This week we coach someone and go into detail on a real case study discussing calorie and nutrient intake, the application of science and how real world feedback changes our approach, phobias and how to alleviate anxiety with data, calculating energy expenditure, the true definition of evidence based practice, reverse dieting, and much more (including my new favourite recipe). Oh, and I'm with yours truly Mr Tom Bainbridge from the BTN Academy, online nutrition course provider. 

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Getting strong in the gym is easy, what about outside the gym? Molly Galbraith has a global movement called GIRLS GONE STRONG, and she's inspired 1000's to accept their bodies and move from strength to strength physically and mentally. But how? What happens if the road is troubled, loved ones pass away, we experience break ups, and injure ourselves? It's all happened to Molly, so you can learn from someone who has developed strength when they have felt their lowest, even when they appeared strong fro the outside by everyone else. 

I chat to Molly about her past and how her strength evolved, how the world is keeping us weak, why learning about an evidenced based approach is key, her history with competing in physique competitions and bodybuilding, where her thoughts lie on the fat shaming debate, why we must accept who we are but continually move forward, where she finds strength now, and MUCH more. Molly was a top guest, ladies, you're going to learn a ton and be inspired. 

Enjoy, And you can find Molly and her work here: https://www.girlsgonestrong.com 

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What is the future of fitness? See, trends come and go in fitness, but principals don't, but what are these principals? What does the future hold? I interview fitness legend Lou Schuler, author of the book series 'The new rules of lifting', as well as many more published books. At over 60 years of age, Lou has seen a lot in fitness, all after picking up his first dumbbell set at age 13. Since then he's been through the times, and seen it all, so what can we learn from a fitness legend. Find out, join me and Lou on the show as we explore past, present, and the future of fitness. 

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Life throws SO much sh*t at us, but, how can it makes us stronger? How can we build greater resilience and become battle proof? Myself and Tom explore a ton of topics this week including high oestrogen levels, training parameters, stress, energy burn, why doing the washing up settles the body and brain, and more fitness musings. A show you won't regret giving 35 minutes up for, promise! 

Check us out on social 'Ben Coomber' and you can follow Tom's musings by following 'Body Type Nutrition'. 

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What diet is best, and when? I explore this controversial topic with Menno Henselmans from Bayesain BodyBuilding, discussing high carb diets, low carb diets, keto, and when these should be applied for HIIT training, body building, strength training, sport, or a mix of disciplines, discussing Menno's approach to nutrition himself, and with his clients. A fascinating show that will give you a lot of clarity on your own nutrition and training, and force you to be a more critical thinking yourself. 

Discover Menno at: https://bayesianbodybuilding.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MennoHenselmans

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When we look to master our body, what does this actually mean? If you didn't have any weights, bands, plates, nothing, how would you exercise? And if we only had our body weight, could you maintain your muscle mass, or could you even build muscle mass? And what role does cardio play around this? In this episode we explore body weight training, weight training, volume, load, stimulus, and other topics around building the physical side of our body. 

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When a 100m hurdle sprint athlete retires, what do they do? Turn to food, of course, but in a good way. In this episode I discuss life as a retired athlete with Derval O'Rourke (Olympian), how her life has now changed with her training and nutrition, what life looked like back then, how much training is effective for the body you want, how food can be an exciting journey of taste if we let it, the differences between men and women and achieving goals, and much more. 

Check out Dervals latest book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Fit-Foodie-Derval-ORourke/0241976006/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501074375&sr=8-1&keywords=fit+foodie+derval 

Register for her new 10 day plan: http://fitfoodie.ie/register/ 

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