Ben Coomber Radio

During a trip to Northern Ireland I collar Phil Graham, competitive body builder, for an hours nutrition, health and fitness chat. Phil was a fascinating guest. At only 25 Phil is one of the go to trainers in Ireland, and runs one of the best gyms I've ever been to, Rockpit Fitness. We talk about Phil's journey, being a body builder with type 1 diabetes, the sport, peoples perception of what it takes to get in great shape, his diet, the benefits of ketosis, how to get big, and of course we atempt to be funny along the way. 

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Me and Anna slap dash a content heavy show. This week we run before we can walk with some amazing questions, again we breech the topic of Intermittent Fasting and training volume, should we pay the premium for more expensive whey protein, how someone might need to track the data to know where they are and increase their results, should we use creatine, why we should fix the gut, the paleo diet and autism, and Anna talks for far too long on protein powder, think we found her favorite talking point. Oh, and I mention that the new site is live, and that Anna's Protein Pow app will be launched very soon. 

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Special guest James Haskell, England rugby star joins me on the show. This show is knowledge and banter packed, me and James chat about his rugby career, what it takes to be a rugby player in the modern game, the importance of nutrition, how we should structure weight training in season when you play sport, how to manage your recovery, and some behind the scenes gossip. Find James on twitter at @JamesHaskell and online at And for more rugby nutrition help I have a free rugby nutrition ebook over at 

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Another action packed Q&A with me and Anna Sward. We talk about men's stubborn issues with losing fat, where to locate the scientific research without trawling through pubmed, does white fish thin the skin, approaches to mass gain for the hard gainer or ectomorph body type, anti cortisol protocols and supplements, how to set your macros up as easily as possible, and we finish with a debate on bottled water vs tap water. 

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Me and Anna are back with a Q&A packed show, this week we talk about nutrition in fight sports like boxing and MMA, nutrition and training to make someone catabolic to force muscle loss, tweaking current training to get more body composition changes in females, how fasting and training pans out long term when looking to compete in fitness competitions in women, how much carbohydrate is actually needed when looking to lose weight, should we re-feed or be consistent, and ideas to stay in tip top shape when travelling abroad for long periods of time. 

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Special guest Scott Baptie is in the house, a humble yet knowledgable scottish tone and a man defintely with better abs than me. Me and scott talk about his journey in the fitness industry and as a fitness model, business, zombies, nutrition, being realistic and flexible with your diet, enjoying life around your diet and training, and address some of scotts fans questions. 

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Special guest James Clear joins me on the show. James is an all American baseball pro, coach, photographer, entrepreneur, and all round awesome dude. We talk about pro sport in america, tackling your goals in life like a pro athlete, how to build your life to be the way you want it, nutrition protocols and their individual merit, habit change, intermittent fasting, changing the variables when it comes to chasing optimal body composition, lifestyle design, all with a healthy dose of international banter. 

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Me and Anna are back after a whirlwind Body Power Expo 2013, we start with some fitness industry chat and thank you's and then delve straight into your questions, this week we cover life skills and the importance of learning new ways to do things, Intermittent Fasting as a stress on the body, manipulating macros to hit goals, how many cups of coffee you should drink, how to be a better conditioned athlete, switching the variables for greater muscle gain, and why IF and too much training sucks for women. 

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Me and Richard Sennewald are back with a Radio 2 style nutrition masterclass (Rich's voice is like silk). We talk a lot, another long show covering nutrition strategies for 15 year old playing sport, a fat dad who's lost the will to carry on, what is inflammation and what foods cause it, is grass fed butter good and can people with dairy intolerance handle it, how we can sleep better at night when the diet and lifestyle seem to be in check, getting fat adapted with endurnace events, nutrition for weight loss post pregnancy. 

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It's an action packed Q&A show, Anna is away so Rich Sennewald my fellow BTN coach fills in. We talk about why someone might not be losing weight and suspected metapolic damage, the growth of Body Type Nutrition and what has worked over the years in it's success, protein powders and there sweetener content, why someone should be inspired by their PT and the motivational reason people have to exercise and diet, why the Poliquin meat and nut breakfast can suck, training in the early morning, healthy eating as a lifestyle, and a few laughs and rants. 

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