Ben Coomber Radio

This week see's guest Phil Learney from and London based gym Ultimate Performance (UP). I am a big fan of Phil and his work and thoughts about health, nutrition, training and the fitness industry. Me and Phil talk about his journey, his views, how he works, his opinions on female fat loss, insulin and cortisol, training volume and intensity, nutritional concepts that are often forgotten, and what type of aftershave he wears. Enjoy! 

Direct download: Episode_10.mp3
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Me and Anna are back with some action packed questions. We talk about the Precision Nutrition eating system and habit change, the effect that carbohydrates have on muscle volume and its relation to a recent experiment I did after being critisised by a fellow fit pro, how to manage diet intake when working shifts, not liking fruit and vegetables and what to do about it (man up), oh and anna's new protein xmass cook book. We even manage a few jokes! 

Direct download: Episode_9.mp3
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This week I get James Monk back on the show to talk about Intermittent Fasting. This week we answer more specific quesitons surrounding IF from listeners that wrote in. How to work IF around training specifics, macros, calories, backloading carbs and more. Action packed show, the longest yet at 65 minutes. 

Direct download: Episode_8_.mp3
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Ben and Anna discuss fruits and vegetables, and if there are any we should avoid, a nutrition plan for the injured or someone that can't exercise, Ben goes on a rant about nutrition 'advisors' that preach that calories and macros are all that count, and some banter along the way. 

Direct download: Episode_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

Guest show talking about intermittent fasting with James Monk. James is a close friend of mine and in my circles an expert on all things fasting. James researches heavily in the area of fasting and psychology and I am pleased that he is on the show. We talk IF and it's many forms, how to make it work for you, when it doesn't work, why it isn't working, the science, IF and women, and then chat about our general thoughts on nutrition and training with a healthy slice of the deep and meaningful at the end. After all, if your head isn't in the right place, does anything else even matter? 

Direct download: Episode_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EDT

Ben and Anna hit up episode 5 talking about what kind of milk is best to consume and the best of the bunch when it comes to alternative milk, what supplements are a complete waste of money and why, when the best time to consume low GI carbs are and their integration in and around exercise, application of carb cycling, how to improve sleep especially when you have young kids, and an idea for a halloween style pudding for a dinner party. Hopefully with some banter thrown in for good measure. 

Direct download: Episode_5.mp3
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Another nutritionally packed show, me and Anna talk about the '4 hour body' diet and is it healthy, training for the endomorph body type, my 5 favorite nutrition books and why information is so different amongst various fitness professionals. Anna continues to give me a hard time, esepcially on my intro.... 

Direct download: Episode_4_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

This week Joseph Lightfoot is a guest on the show. Joe is a strength and conditioning coach to private clients and UK Lacrosse. Joe is director of the campaign Move Eat Treat ( - a fantastic project to bring awareness to the masses and to government bodies on how the nutritional message in the UK needs to change. We talk about athlete development, Joe's own training and nutrition, 3 things that could change a lot in the UK when it comes to nutrition, and the move eat treat campaign. 

Direct download: Podcast_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:16pm EDT

#2 - 2nd show, getting better...

Ben Coomber with co-host Anna Sward present the 2nd podcast blabbing on topics such as cross fit, vibram shoes, how to eat to hit 4000Kcals for weight gain, upregulating your brain function and how intolernaces can have a profound effect before you even think about brain enhancing supplements, and nutrient partitioning protocols and supplements. 

Direct download: Podcast_2_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15pm EDT

Ben Coomber and co-host Anna Sward present the very 1st podcast blabbing on topics such as carb-backloading, coffee consumption, psychology in your training, various types of protein and what they mean and there uses, and athletes consuming junk food to hit their calorie requirements. It's our very 1st show so please bear with us, we feel our way through the process of being good podcasters and it gets uber awesome. Check me out at and Anna at 

Direct download: Podcast_1_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT