Ben Coomber Radio

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
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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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Powerlifting has become very popular over recent years, but, are people doing it for the right reasons? Is it aligned with your training goals and wants for your body? Do you know how it's having an effect on your body? In this podcast, it's time to question powerlifting and why people are doing it. 

Direct download: Podcast_251_-_Powerlifting_.mp3
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Another solo show, this week were talking about how to stop feeling hungry when you have lost a ton of weight, the dynamics of staying full and not getting cravings, and consistent vs inconsistent calorie intakes and its affect on your recovery. We then finish the show with a look at following your passion, your dreams, and what to do if you want to make a career change but have a stable job that you need. 

Direct download: Podcast_250_.mp3
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Love nutrition science? Me too, but it can fail us, how? Well the world we live in is not black and white, there are real world situations to consider and various dynamics at play, basically, everyone has their own context, AND, when you analyse or conduct science it is always in a given environment, what if your environment is different? You'll get different results. Sit back and enjoy this show as I patch in my latest webinar for you 'why nutrition science fails and practical application wins', enjoy. 

Direct download: Podcast_249_-_Webinar_Show_.mp3
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Want to see how I would calculate someones energy needs? Struggle with knowing when to stop training? Think you train too much, but don't get DOMS or signs that you should stop? Scared of losing muscle mass? Think your goals need to be readjusted? how do you stop muscle loss? This quick solo show is just for you, where I assess what someone is doing, then advise accordingly...

Check out BTN & the stuff I talked about: 

My website and email list: 

Direct download: Podcast_248_-_solo_show_.mp3
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Can you train for strength and stamina and be optimal? A question Ross Edgley, sports scientist, athlete and legend, is always asking himself. After a Treeathlon, a marathon pulling a car, 1000 miles with an army backpack barefoot, and more, he is finding out a lot about the human body, and what his body, and ours, is capable of. In this episode we explore the theories of concurrent training, and how this is modulated, intuitively, by the human body. 

Anyone interested in training is going to get a TON out of this episode, and be inspired to do something to challenge the body and mind. 

Grab the freebies we talked about on the show here: 

And make sure you follow Ross on social media. 

Direct download: Podcast_247_-_Ross_Edgley_.mp3
Category:fitness -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Why do we eat emotionally? Does it have anything to do with significance? Is our life serving us, and are we ready to break free from life's shackles to live a life of happiness and freedom? In this Episode with Sam Skelly I explore the various reasons we over consume food, and how they are linked to our intrinsic needs which are not currently being met from our environment. Is there a link between food and sexual trauma? This episode goes deep, and if you're willing to listen and act, this episode could change your life. 

Samantha Skelly is Canada‚Äôs leading emotional eating expert and the founder of Hungry For Happiness, a movement to support women around the world who are suffering from disordered eating and body image issues. 

Find more on Sam's work at: 

And Sam's society can be found here: 

Direct download: Podcast_246_-_Sam_Skelly_.mp3
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