Ben Coomber Radio

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

Direct download: Podcast_271_-_Menno_.mp3
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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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Got mental blocks that you can't break through? Perhaps it's the way you think, the way you are wired, your up bringing, and just how you feel about yourself. Either way, the way you think and act might be holding you back. Chris interviews me on my take on mental road blocks, and I give my formula for breaking through your mental blocks with a fresh and new perspective. It's time to progress, once and for all, enjoy! 

Find Chris on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/chrisdufey?lang=en 

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What do you do in the gym, and why? What should you do as a warm up, cool down, and the bulk of the session? What can we learn from crossfit and other systems of training? In this episode we explore Andy's WRAPS system of training and explore the essential components of a workout with purpose. We also discuss the character traits that leads to a confident trainee, along with many other ramblings and musings. 

Check out Combined Strength: http://combinedstrength.com 

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The answers are often staring us in the face, but are we being objective enough to see them. Our diet, our training, the macros we eat, the stress in our lives, its all there, we just need to see it. Tom and I conquer 3 key listeners questions today that force us to cover a ton of ground on a lot of topics surrounding diet, hormones, training, food volume, food prep, stress, the dynamics of coaching and human health, and more, this episode is info packed. Enjoy. 

Link to our online nutrition course: http://bodytypenutrition.co.uk/academy/ 

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Do you have a healthy relationship with food? Does food cause you anxiety? Does your beliefs around food make you not enjoy food, and do you think you would enjoy food more, in the right quantities, with a shift in your mindset around food? Devyn Session, the author of Kitchen Intuition joins me on the show to talk about her journey, her anxiety around food, and how we need to embrace the kitchen environment. 

Grab a copy of her book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kitchen-Intuition-Hands-Laugh-Belly/dp/1939563232/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498325367&sr=8-1&keywords=kitchen+intuition 

Check her out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kitchenintuition/ 

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