Ben Coomber Radio

Ben Coomber Radio

By Ben Coomber

Want to live an Awesome Life? Tune into the UK's #1 rated podcast and top 10 in the world interviewing the worlds best guests in health, fitness and personal development, as well as Q&A shows.

This is a full fat show on everything nutrition, food, mindset, exercise, human performance and generally being awesome on every level (hopefully containing a few laughs too). Ben Coomber is a nutritionist, coach, speaker, writer & former obese man sharing his journey. Day to day Ben coaches in his Fat Loss for Life coaching program and has Awesome Supplements & The BTN Academy. Ben loves coffee & food, plays rugby, hits the gym, and tries to be as awesome as possible through constant improvement. Visit Ben at: www.bencoomber.com for more info.

Episodes

#555 - Healthy Food for Less £ with Rob Eades

At 26 Rob Eades has achieved a lot, and has a lot of wisdom to share. After falling into being a chef at a young age by saying YES when many would say NO, he found a passion he never knew existed. Now he’s helping 1000s see a healthy lifestyle differently, and for less. In this epic show we discuss the cost of food, food inequality, what Rob eats, how he advises people save money on food, our favourite ice creams, his TV show, cooking for his mates at uni, and why the focus on HAPPINESS has to be the path we all chase.Find Rob on Instagram @Rob_Eades and at https://www.leanstudentchef.co.uk
13/08/2044m 16s

#554 - Therapy Observations: Putting on a Brave Face

Ever tell yourself you're OK when you're not? Ever get a text from a friend asking if you're OK and you reply "yeah awesome", when you're not? I did this ALL THE TIME, and this contributed to my recent 'breakdown', as you might call it. This therapy reflection outlines why this isn't good for you/us, and the path to truth and honesty, both for yourself, and for others.
10/08/2011m 23s

#553 – DOMS, Fish Oil, Curcumin, Protein & Recovery from Exercise

Tom and I finally get around to our final part 3 episode discussing recovery from exercise. In this show we cover the science of DOMS and what affects it, proteins role and where protein shakes can help, recovery shakes, fish oil and curcumins effect on DOMS, where cardio can play a role in testing readiness, why you might choose to question your recovery routine, foam rollering, time efficient training, and a few other ramblings. Enjoy.
06/08/2052m 25s

#552 - Why Don't Experts & Scientists Agree?

This is a key reason topics like nutrition are so confusing for so many people. One respected scientist says one thing, and one another, such as a recent claim by a respected U.S. cardiologist that said the vegan diet is the cure for all diseases and other researchers that don't agree with him weren't reading 'the science'. In this short show my co-host Tom dismantles why disparities lie between experts and their interpretations of the science. For more reading, here's the blog: https://btn.academy/blogs/news/is-red-meat-bad-for-you
03/08/207m 34s

#551 - World Champion Mindset with Johnny Nelson – Boxing Legend

If you want an insight into the mindset of a world champion who better to speak to than Johnny Nelson who you may recognise from Sky TV, 1986-2005 cruiserweight world boxing champion, who also held the WBO title 1999-2005, British title 1989 & 1997, and European title 1990 & 1998. As Johnny says at one point in the show “Success comes with responsibility”, and for me, that sums up this show. Johnny candidly shares his story of how he was, in many people’s eyes, including his coaches, a very average boxer as a kid, but he had potential, and with the right people, belief and mindset he became a world champion. Johnny outlines his recipe for success, why many see failure in the wrong way, why the eyes show the souls desire and pain, how to work around negativity, the harsh reality of success at that level, and much more. A truly inspiring show, was incredible to have Johnny as a guest on the show. Check out Johnny’s work at: https://johnnynelson.co.uk Instagram @johnnyNelsonSky
30/07/2037m 40s

#550 - Therapy Observations: Being the ‘YES’ Man

I take 18 minutes to delve into a recent therapy session I had where I reflected with my therapist on why I got to feeling frustrated and over burdened, how I now want to try deal with the mental load I have as a dad, leader and husband, and how the coaches of the world need to protect themselves from taking on too many of other peoples problems. Ultimately, if you're too busy fighting and helping everyone else with their problems, you might not have the space and ability to deal with your own.
27/07/2018m 4s

#549 - Mindset Special: Stress, Control & Living Life

In a special episode on mindset, I speak to Leigh Currie - just an every day girl & teacher to autistic kids who I've spoken to on and off over the years on Facebook messenger, just trying to help her out. Over the last few years Leigh has dealt with PTSD from her work, become a carer for her step-sister who's got Down syndrome, got married, went through a Huntingdons disease diagnosis, and constantly felt the pressure by our industry to be fit, healthy and always look to progress - she tried to do Joe Wicks program to help - but found it added to the problem. We have a candid and open chat about the pressure to live life a certain way, what she's learnt about herself going through all that she has, how she feels I've helped her shift her mindset, learning to WANT to do things over having to do things, how she has realised happiness is in presence, and much more. As listeners of the show you asked for more female guests, and more real life stories, I hope this hits the mark!
23/07/2055m 50s

#548 - My 7 Top Tips on Changing your Job or Career Successfully

Lockdown seems to have got a lot of people thinking about their jobs, their career, and their overall happiness with work. After all, work is a HUGE part of life, at least a third of life if we think about a 24 hour day - 8 hours for sleep, 8 hours for work, 8 hours for family and play (the 8, 8, 8 principal). Why do I feel I can help you here? I've done many jobs, tested myself in many ways with my career, and have been a self-employed business owner for 14 years. I feel I know a few things about change, risk and the mindset it needs. Plus I'm now an employer of a team, so I'm a leader to others too. In this podcast I cover my 7 top tips to successfully shift your job and or career. 1. Looking at how old you are right now2. If maturity is a good or a bad thing3. What skills are needed4. The transition financially5. Talk to your stakeholders (family, friends etc)6. How to manage your change in identity7. Ultimately, what will make you happy...Hope the show helps :)
20/07/2018m 1s

#547 - Performance Anxiety, RPE & Gym Programming

Sleep and stress have a far bigger impact on performance than you realise. In this show Tom and I discuss some recent research on sleep, stress and your gym strength, and how this can impact your recovery time. We were then planning to discuss sleep supplements, but we went down the rabbit hole of discussing how our routines and mindset can give us poor performance outcomes from letting anxiety slip in, RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion), gym programming, and how to be more targeted or more flexible for your goals - which is the key thing, YOUR goals. If you're into fitness, training and all things performance, you'll enjoy this show.Our nutrition Nutrition short course: https://btn.academy/pages/freenutritioncourse
16/07/2040m 18s

#546 - Body Types & The Food we Eat

Should you eat food to your body type? Aka Somatotyping. Are there clues in your body and its shape with the diet we as humans should be eating? Where did this theory come from, what shaped this train of thought? Co-host Tom goes down the body type rabbit hole....
13/07/208m 13s

#545 - Life as a Disabled Personal Trainer with Ben Clark

What's the mindset of someone that is disabled? Find out, as I interview the amazing Ben Clark, a disabled Personal Trainer who become disabled as an adult after a freak neck injury jumping into the sea. I chat to Ben about the goals of someone disabled and disability stigmas, how he exercises, how we went from needing a carer 25 hours a week to being 100% self-sufficient, what things he has to work on to keep him at his physical peak, how he developed such a positive mindset after being in such a dark place, and more. An amazing show, an amazing human. Follow Ben @AdaptToPerform on all social platforms.
09/07/2056m 9s

#544 - Frustrated. Tired. Angry.

Last week I felt frustrated, tired, angry, and to top it off exercise felt like it was taking me 2-3 days to recover from. When I woke up in the morning if felt like lifting a lead weight out of bed, it was horrible, I felt horrible, it wasn't me at all. So a radical intervention was needed. What did I do to get myself back to feeling ME? Listen in.
06/07/2012m 1s

#543 - Fergus Crawley on Success, Suicide & Recovery

Fergus Crawley attempted to take his own life, but why? He's a successful guy, what could possibly be wrong? Once it all happened, how did he recover? What does a life of recovery look like now? How does he deal with the dark thoughts that linger? How did this all happen, is society to play in this? These days you'll see him on social media attempting mad charity challenges, like squatting for 24 hours, running inhuman feats, and swimming vast distances, but why, what's his mission, what is he setting out to do? A fascinating chat with an awesome human being. I give to you, Fergus Crawley. Follow him @ferguscrawley
02/07/2058m 17s

#542 - Things I Regret in Life, Advice to my Younger self!

What do I regret in life? What would I say to my younger self? What would I change about my 33 year journey to date? What advice would I give to someone in their 20s right now? Find out...
29/06/2010m 49s

#541 - Getting hit by a car changed my life with JP de Villiers

Major life trauma can define you, positively, or negatively. After JP got hit by a car and was left in intensive care for weeks, and to this day still limps when he walks one year on, he see's it as a blessing. In this show we delve into JPs journey to discovering himself, what it means to live your truth, how our ego gets in the way and how to solve that, where people go wrong with meditation, the value of stillness, why he's lived his life so intensely and what he was running from, why he loves extreme challenges, and more. This podcast is a rabbit hole, come burrow with us. Follow him online 'Jean-Pierre De Villiers' or find his website here: https://www.jeanpierredevilliers.com Watch his crazy documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_xoIFuVRVk
25/06/201h 12m

#540 - Skinny Jab: Science or Scandal?

Seen skinny jab on social media doing the rounds? Two 'celebrities' who have openly struggled with their weight are proponents of it (aka get paid to promote it at £250 a month to us) to encourage their followers to take it to aid weight loss. Is this a scandal, or is there some science to the compound found in Skinny Jab? co-host Tom Bainbridge, our Head of Education at The BTN Academy, delves into this topic. Enjoy.Link to the research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5358074/#:~:text=Five%20randomized%2C%20placebo%E2%80%90controlled%20trials,weight%20loss%20compared%20with%20placebo
22/06/2012m 56s

#539 - Dave Birtwistle on what it means to be a Modern Man

You might have seen David Birtwistle on TVs 'Too hot to handle', but TV aside he's a super coach, has a refreshing perspective on fitness, nutrition and life, and is passionate about discussing what it means to be a modern man. On his own journey of self discovery David realised how he could improve, how he could optimise himself, how he could gain perspective on issues of the past, improving his relationship with himself, and others. Society has been good at telling us who to be, how to behave and what is the norm, is that correct, does that need to be challenged? We think so, and that's what we do on this show, enjoy. Follow David online @David.Birtwistle and check out: https://www.endeavourlife.comBooks we discuss on the show were '7 habits of highly successful people', 'The mask of masculinity', 'The Alter ego effect', 'Ego is the enemy', 'How to win friends and influence people'. The personality test we reference is: https://www.16personalities.com/
18/06/2052m 16s

#538 - Developing Courage & A vision for your Life

Courage is an important asset, if you had the courage and conviction to go out and fulfil the vision you have for you life, how much happiness would you have? So, how do you develop courage? When everyone else is pushing or going one way, how do you go another? I only re-share interviews I've done if they are unique, different, and can bring you insight and value, and today this is one of those shows. Ollie Jowett, The Health & Happiness show, invited me on to chat all things living an AWESOME life, which delved into the topic of courage and leading your life your way! Enjoy.
15/06/2042m 47s

#537 – Martial Arts & Movies with actor Scott Adkins

This podcast was SO much fun! I talk to movie star Scott Adkins... LEGEND. We talk about the fear he had growing up and becoming an actor, not becoming a butcher but instead a movie star despite his families wishes, what got him so interested in martial arts as a kid, his approach to nutrition for movies, what his goals are and how he’s set goals in the past, his fast chocolate biscuit grabbing hands, kung fu kicks, and more. PLUS, he does an excellent movie promo voice. Watch his new film 'Payback' available now on digital download and on DVD from 6th July. I had a ton of fun chatting to Scott. Follow him on social media @thescottadkins
11/06/2030m 36s

#536 - The AWESOME Morning Challenge!

My morning routine involves reading a list of statements, this list anchors who I am and what I want to live everyday. I want to live THE MOST AWESOME LIFE POSSIBLE. But to do this our environment must be just right to live the life we want to live. People, places, your bed, what's in your fridge, in your ears, on your phone, EVERYTHING contributes to how we feel and act daily. I hope you decide to create your own AWESOME morning list, please tag me in it when you post it on social media, if you do (feel free to keep it personal, but I want to inspire others to do the same). I think this will help improve your motivation and momentum daily.
08/06/2010m 29s

#535 - CBD, Recovery & The Pyramid of Importance with Tom Bainbridge

When it comes to recovery, what are the most important building blocks to have in place? Does CBD fit into this picture, seeing as lots of athletes are claiming it benefits recovery? What can CBD help with, where is the research on it to date, as lots of claims are made? We also discuss adaptogens, melatonin, vitamins, minerals, sleeps impact on 1RM, and more. Enjoy. And for further reading visit: Supplements NOT to take: https://awesomesupplements.co.uk/blogs/nutrition-fitness/supplements-that-don-t-work Supplements TO take: https://awesomesupplements.co.uk/blogs/nutrition-fitness/what-supplements-should-i-take-the-next-step
04/06/2050m 20s

#534 - What to do when you’re not reaching your goals

Today I'm having more reflections from therapy, at the age of 33, having been on a 15 year journey to date with my body, mind, relationships and career, I'm trying to reach the next level of me. Thus, my goals have changed, BUT, I'm not quite achieving them, why is that? What can I do? And what can you learn today from my deep reflections of self, my goals, and the process we take to achieve them. After all, we all get caught in a rut, its how we get out of it that's key...
01/06/2014m 31s

#533 - Challenging Comfort Zones & Social Anxiety with Dave Cottrell

How often do you challenge your comfort zone, and should you? Lockdown has spurred many interesting conversations, and today is one of those. As people have stayed at home for a long time now, how will that effect us mentally? Have our comfort zones now diminished? Are we aware of it? Are we stronger as a result of Lockdown, or has the fear weakened us? Are we anxious? The 2nd part of this show looks at compartmentalising different emotions so it doesn't take over your whole life, after all, should something like grief change you as a person, or just change part of you as a result of a life event? Dave and I also share our personal approach to managing lockdown so we stayed mentally strong. Join us as we go down a complex mindset rabbit hole, but one crucial to peoples future mental health. Check out Dave online @MindsetByDave
28/05/2058m 45s

#532 - Improve your Problem Solving skills

Moving forwards in life means we have to problem solve, but are you using the right people, are you leaning on the right relationships with others to effectively solve those problems? Some people are more logical, some are more emotional, some are impulsive, the key is knowing how we usually behave and having that person that compliments how we think and feel and thus, over the course of a chat, leads us to a better outcome. Effective problem solving, essential for living an AWESOME life.
25/05/2012m 14s

#531 - Are we Addicted to Social Media with Nir Eyal

Social media usage is at an all time high, and people say its addictive, but is it? Or are we distracted by it for other reasons? And thus, is procrastination a real or imagined problem? As an expert in behavioural psychology and as someone who has helped tech companies develop such ‘addictive’ apps, I speak to Nir Eyal on the fascinating world of technology, a huge part of our modern lives. We discuss life traction vs distraction, procrastination, time blocking, life systems for better control, if a % of the population are pathologically out of control with such devices and technology, and more. I loved this chat, I know you're gonna love it too!! For advanced reading click here: NirAndFar.com/IndistractableHere is the schedule maker tool Nir mentioned: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/A link to a cool distraction guide here: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/And Habits vs routines article here: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/Otherwise follow Nir @Neyal99
21/05/2044m 4s

#530 - Are you being too hard on yourself?

There are times we need to GO GO GO, to take ACTION. But also times we need to rest, recover and get our AWESOME back. This was me this weekend, but I struggled, I struggled due to not knowing the root cause of the problem and then trying to fix something that wasn't broken. Hopefully from todays short show it will help you know when to put your foot on the gas, know when to chill, and know when and why you need fluidity vs structure. Enjoy.
18/05/2013m 33s

#529 - Alcohol, Friend or Foe? with Chris Williamson

Alcohol, a huge part of our culture, not just in modern times, but in past times too, what TV program doesn't show everyone enjoying their drink in their downtime even in bygone eras? But, is it serving us? Is it having a positive impact on our lives? Chris Williamson, todays guest after his first appearance on the show thinks it should be a class A drug, but why, how is it affecting us and does it allow us to live our truth? We drink it to relieve stress, to be more confident, to be sociable, and to escape, but, the big question, is this serving us? Time to go down a rabbit hole.... enjoy. Find Chris online on IG @chriswillx - find his podcast Modern Wisdom - https://apple.co/2MNqIgw and his sobriety course - https://6monthssober.com/podcast
14/05/201h 15m

#528 - The Future of The Fitness Industry After Covid-19

The future of fitness right now is looking bleak, gyms are still closed, coaches are doing the best they can training clients online, but there is a complete unknown what fitness will look like post lockdown. Especially as other countries like China have closed their gyms again in fear of a 2nd wave, and many countries in Europe lifting lockdown slowly have kept gyms closed. So what can we do, what might the future of fitness be? How do we as coaches keep our jobs? In this podcast I discuss the future, what trends I have observed and studied, what other countries are doing, what we as fitness professionals could do, what opportunities there will be, what future skills coaches might need, how roles might change, how gyms might change, and essentially how we need to adapt for the future, with us essentially having a Plan A, B, C and D. Enjoy, and I hope this gives some honest and realistic, but optimistic inspiration to the coaches out there in the fitness and health industry. FREE copy of How to be An Awesome Personal Trainer: https://btn.academy/pages/awesome-pt-book
11/05/201h 3m

#527 - Are Shoes Damaging our Feet with Galahad Clark

We're born barefoot, then as we grow older we wear more and more types of shoes, a shoe for school, a shoe for sport, a shoe to go out, there is a shoe for everything. BUT, are all these shoes built to allow us to move naturally, do they look after our foot biomechanics, the part of our body that connects our movement with the ground? With many people with lower limb pain, and a culture of a shoe for every job, and fashion over function as most peoples primary concern for a shoe, I speak to Galahad Clark, the founder of VivoBarefoot about shoes, movement, evolution, pain, nature, foot science, cultural adoption of shoes in the west compared to the east, and much more. Check out VivoBarefoot at: https://www.vivobarefoot.com/uk
07/05/2042m 13s

#526 - Living an AWESOME Life (Pt 2): Discovering your Truth

Last week I restarted therapy. Why? Find out....
04/05/2011m 2s

#525 - The Lockdown Life Battle-plan

We're deep into lockdown life now in the UK with no end in sight, and thus there are some key struggles for people. Motivation to eat well and exercise, snacking too much through boredom, balancing work with kids, staying positive, keeping energy output high when at home, drinking in the evening more, and the uncertainty of the end. This podcast gives you a battle plan to combat this, but it starts with accepting the new norm, only then can we progress. So if you're struggling right now, get this podcast in your ears, I PROMISE it will help!
30/04/2041m 42s

#524 - What does living an AWESOME life mean?

I say AWESOME a lot, but why, what does it mean to me? Many people have words and stories they live by, and part of my story is the word AWESOME. Why am I so passionate about it? Listen for 11 minutes and find out...
27/04/2011m 53s

#523 - Negative People, Childhood Bullying & Overcoming Fear

I've been struggling with something recently that I've only just figured out. Hateful comments online were bringing back memories of being bullied at school and my craving to be liked as a kid. In this short 20 minute podcast I explain the steps I went through to get under the skin of this problem, how I've dealt with it, and how you can work to overcome a past of bullying and negative people on and offline, and live a life where fears don't get in the way of the goals you have.
23/04/2021m 42s

#522 - Giving away £400,000 in Nutrition Education & A Unique Offer

In the last 3 weeks we've given away £400,000 in free education, and I want to explain why, and thank everyone that's supported it. And, off the back of that, offer a unique opportunity to study with us on this May 4th Academy for only £50. If you know anyone that this podcast could be of interest to, please share. For more on the FREE Schools initiative, check social media, and for details on The BTN Practical Academy, visit: https://btn.academy/products/practical-academy
20/04/207m 16s

#521 - James Haskell on Lockdown Life & The Secret to Success

James Haskell, the man, the myth, the legend, joins me for appearance 3 on the show, chatting about lock down life and keeping fit, his mindset now the world is in this pandemic, his transition from being a professional rugby player to his new life of DJ and MMA fighter, what he believes is the secret to success in unprecedented times, his routine now he’s a solo athlete, conjecture, modern media, and more. This show has laughs, insights and wisdom abound, enjoy.Check out James work at: http://www.jameshaskell.com/Check out his books at: https://amzn.to/34E0oLoCheck out “House of Rugby” on all podcast platforms and YouTube.Check out his House music podcast “BackRow Radio”https://podcasts.apple.com/om/podcast/james-haskell-backrow-radio/id1459256799 (edited)
16/04/2054m 35s

#520 - Will you lose fitness during lockdown?

In this short Monday show Tom shares his thoughts on the current lockdown situation and what it means for your strength and fitness. Will you lose progress, and if so, how should we think about that?This show also touches on the 'fallacy of relative privation'. This situation is not the worst thing that has ever happened, but does that mean we're not allowed to find it a struggle?A lot packed into a short amount of time today - as always let us know your thoughts!
13/04/2012m 22s

#519 – Anorexic & Hospitalised to GB Powerlifting Champion: Sophia Ellis

How often do we hear the deep back story of the people we look up to? Not often online, but often on this show. In this amazing episode I delve into the life and story of Sophia Ellis, a GB Powerlifter, 2x Commonwealth Record Holder and all round inspiring human who once was hospitalised due to years of disordered eating. She claims 3 things saved her - a innovative intervention, a will to fight and thrive, and the gym. Hear her amazing story.Check her out on the gram @sophiastrength
09/04/2036m 37s

#518 - Hypertrophy at home

In this really short Monday show, Tom outlines a really common mistake he's seen in the home training programs that many people adopt when equipment is scarce - such as now during the covid-19 self isolation period. Sure, doing squats for 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off will get you tired but if your aim is to maintain muscle mass is that really the best way to get it done? Listen and find out...
06/04/204m 6s

#517 – Breaking Free of Food Control with Chloe Prince

Ready for a story of great inner strength, power and vision? Chloe Prince suffered with anorexia for 14 years after being abused at a young age. Hospitalised and controlled, Chloe actually healed herself for the most part, seeing the life she could lead if she accepted change, decided to love herself, learn about food from an evidence based perspective, and seek control in her life aside from food. In this show we discussed her journey, the 4 types of people we see and the steps to change, vulnerability, authenticity, self-love, the importance of the right education in nutrition, and more. An incredible story from an inspiring soul. Find her on Instagram @chloejaneprince or online at: https://chloejaneprince.com
02/04/2044m 12s

#516 - Can you 'boost' your immune system?

In this quick Monday show Tom talks about the concept of boosting your immune system and explains the flaws in using that phrase, before outlining some steps that you can take right now to properly support your immunity and get your body in the best possible place for protecting you. The immune system is something that many people are talking about right now, and we want you to be informed so you can cut through all the crap!
30/03/2014m 57s

#515 – Get your Sh*t together

When we speak about mental health, is it fair to say that the language is often feminine? Why is it that the advice given typically revolves around journalling, taking baths, meditating, and things that simply don't resonate with a large swathe of the male population (and a fair chunk of the female population, too!). In the world of nutrition we all know that you need to find an approach that works for your preferences, but why is it that when we talk about mental health things get far more prescriptive? Does EVERYONE need to talk about their problems as a first port of call?This show delves into the emotional differences of men and women, why the person you confide in could make or break your future, why spending time being alone with your problems is key, why developing strength in one area of your life leads to another, and more mental health ramblings. Enjoy.
26/03/2044m 44s

#514 - Clenbuterol: The Dirty Little Fat Loss Secret

Ever heard of clenbuterol? It's actually a dirty little secret of the fitness industry. Many people, especially bodybuilders and people that kick about in those types of circles, have taken it to aid in getting SHREDDED. But, like with all these things there are downsides. Tom my co-host uses this short podcast to explain what it is, why people take it, and all the dirty little secrets not being told on social media when people are posting their 'look at me shredded' photos.
23/03/2011m 15s

#513 – Extreme Exercise, Extreme Results with Brian Keane (Pt.2)

In Part 2 we delve back into Brian Keane’s history exercising, and why he now chooses to do extreme endurance events. What does running across the Sahara desert teach you? What does minus 23 degrees bring out in you? As you can tell mindset is the focus of these two shows, but why, why is this so important? And how does exercise facilitate these mindset shifts in us? Find out as we get under the skin and inside the brain of Brian Keane. Check Brian out on social media and amazon, search ‘Brian Keane’ and his books 'The Fitness Mindset' and 'Rewire your Mindset'
19/03/2038m 43s

#512 - The Coronavirus Battle Plan - You In?

So Coronavirus has everyone all worked up, but its time to react.... question is, how are you going to CHOOSE to react? How should you now exercise? Eat? and think? It's time to see opportunity, not scarcity, its time for creativity, reinvention & progress, If even a small sense of worry has crept in, listen to these 15 minutes, I'll pep you up...Link to my PT Facebook Group or search 'PT Coronavirus strategy group' https://www.facebook.com/groups/1551145595035789/
16/03/2016m 39s

#511 – Comparison Syndrome, Anxiety & Failure with Brian Keane (Pt.1)

Social media makes us compare ourselves to others, but this isn’t a new phenomena, we’ve always done this, its that social media has compounded its effects. Brain Keane, Irish fitness legend joins me to discuss his journey with crippling anxiety from comparison syndrome and how he reversed it to get to where he is today, a best-selling author, endurance adventurer and all-round LEGEND. We also discuss the value of failure, how to confront fear, and the mindset that ensures we all succeed with our goals, and more. Check Brian out on social media and amazon, search ‘Brian Keane’
12/03/2036m 0s

#510 - How Exercise can Stop Weight Loss & Cause Weight Gain

Exercise is good for us, but there is an effective dose, what is that? And if we don't get the balance right, how can it negatively stop our progress, or even reverse perceived progress? I go through 4 major ways in which exercise can hinder fat loss, and physiologically cause weight gain.
09/03/2022m 11s

#509 - Coronavirus & Supporting Your Immune System

Coronavirus is 23x more infectious than Flu, so when people compare it to flu, is that fair, are we looking critically at this new novel virus? With any ‘potential’ epidemic, personally or widespread, it raises necessity with ones health and people start to think differently, which raises a discussion between myself and Tom about the stages of change, our health, how to maximise immunity, bacteria, URTI’s, exercise intensity, hygiene and a new trick I’ve been using, and a few other tangents.
05/03/2032m 33s

#508 - We're all Flawed

Does anyone enjoy dwelling on their flaws? I expect you to say no, but we spend a lot of time doing it and can get ourselves into quite the rut. I can't do A LOT of stuff, and I'm NOT a lot of things, but what am I? What can I do? What am I good at? In this episode I bare all my flaws, both physical and mental, and ask you to look at yourself and your flaws, then, it's time to flip it on its head...
02/03/2012m 44s

#507 - Run Through Walls with Martin Rooney

Who is the most motivational man I’ve ever interviewed? This man, Martin Rooney. A 2nd interview has been a long time coming, and this podcast was worth the wait. We discuss personal leadership, the power and problems with change, how to change the program playing in your brain that’s been playing since childhood, how to take so many steps closer to your goals you’ll feel like you can run through walls, and more. This show is ideal for anyone looking to up their game, shift their mindset, and help those shifts happen with others as a coach. Check out Martin at: https://www.coachinggreatness.com To take Martin up on his offer email martin@coachinggreatness.com to get your 2 for 1 epic deal!
27/02/2049m 1s

#506 - Is Nutrition Complicated? Calorie & Macro Chat

Calories, macros, protein, it can all sound complicated, but is it? We know calories are king, but what happens with the protein, fat and carbs, and when should we get more or less specific about them? What people NEED a more specific approach, and why? What is the upper safe limit of protein, and why are protein needs higher for fat loss than muscle building? Nicola raised a question, and here is the answer....
24/02/2014m 22s

#505 – The 100 Unit Method with Louise Thompson

Is perfectionism holding you back? Feel you’ve got no time to achieve the things you want to achieve? Wish you were more bold and courageous and just got out there more? We live in a busy world, everyone seems to be stressed and frustrated, tired and overweight, but hopefully not after today, not after this podcast as I interview the awesome Louise Thompson and explore the 100 unit method. Louise gave herself Chronic Fatigue Syndrome many years ago, and now her mission is to help people live with more happiness and freedom so the same doesn’t happen, after all it’s a condition you give to yourself! Let us know after today how you approach your 100 units… Find Louise at: https://louisethompson.com Find her Academy here: https://iamawellbeingwarrior.com/
20/02/2045m 23s

#504 - Playing the Victim of Life

If you play the victim in life, you won't get what you want, it will always be someone else's responsibility or the fault of someone or something else. You want change? Good. Grab a listen to this podcast, taken from a live Q&A I did... I promise it will help....
17/02/2027m 15s

#503 - Pt 2: Vegan vs Normal Milk, UK Farming Practices & Arguing Online

Part 1 of our conversation focused on online arguments and their facts, chemicals in food and antibiotics in milk - today in part 2 we continue the conversation and evolve into the arguments we put forward and how to back them up, the importance of research consensus and not ONE study, why foods we can’t pronounce shouldn’t be deemed as harmful, the importance of listening to your body, why I think I couldn’t do a 100% vegan diet and the effect on my body, the nuances of nutrition and individual context, and a few more musings. Enjoy.And if you ever want to write into the show, email bencoomber@googlemail.com subject ‘podcast’.
13/02/2050m 48s

#502 - Wim Hof Breathing, Ice Baths & The Purpose of a Practice

So I've recently done a few Wim Hof sessions, both the ice bath and the breathing protocols, but I won't be doing them again, why? That leads to the question why do anything, what is the purpose of practice, after all its to solve something or be in control, right? Let's explore this topic, join me for a short podcast on breathing, ice baths and knowing when to employ a technique, or not.
10/02/2016m 39s

#501 - Vegan vs Normal Milk, UK Farming Practices & Arguing Online (Pt.1)

WOW. So this episode took quite the turn, we had a listener email into the show about a Veganuary email we sent out, we thought we'd rattle on for 20-30 mins on the mic, but things quickly escalated and we only got Part 1 recorded in 60 minutes! We ended up debating the science of online arguments and peoples mindset, why people choose to twist the truth to support an agenda from an antibiotics in milk FB post I wrote, the nutritional differences of vegan vs 'normal' milk, why the farming network in the UK is a lot better than we give it credit for, perspective when it comes to human nature, and more. Want an objective account of the science of dairy? Here's a nutrition report all about dairy, BUT, be warned, it's not a 5 minute read, this is data heavy and covers a lot of ground. But you have to when looking at the nuances of our food: https://btn.academy/pages/nutrition-report-dairy As ever, feel free to write into the show and join the debate bencoomber@gmail.com with the subject line 'Podcast'
06/02/2049m 58s

#500 - What I've learnt from 499 shows & How to Succeed at ANYTHING!

500 podcasts is an iconic landmark, so I thought I would fire up the microphone and look back on all the awesome things I've learnt from my guests, the most powerful things that lead to the most success for me and them, how to have the best year of your life as you move forward, and more. As ever, feel free to write into the show at bencoomber@googlemail.com Subject "Podcast"
03/02/2044m 28s

#499 - Intermittent Fasting: Insulin, Ketones & Hunger (Part 2)

Ben - you didn’t discuss the benefits of low insulin levels, ketones and hunger reduction in part 1?! So, we’ll now cover it in part 2, alongside where its applicable in life to do intermittent fasting, issues with exercise and IF timing, intensity variables to be aware of, stomach stretch reflex and feeding patterns, more on autophagy, a little on cancer (we’re not doctors, FYI), and a few other musings. Enjoy. And feel free to continue the debate. Want more evidence based but practical Nutrition Education? Go to: https://btn.academy/
30/01/2057m 22s

#498 – Protein Shakes, Hypertrophy & B.S. TV Programs!

Protein, always a hype conversation and regularly misrepresented in the media. Tom (the shows co-host) discusses protein off the back of a popular TV program “Trust me I’m a Doctor” – obviously not an expert on protein though. Tom explores protein, how it stimulates muscle protein synthesis, bioavailability scoring, beginners and experienced lifters muscle growth rates, why you might supplement with it, who elevated protein is good for, and other protein and bad science musings. Learn more on Nutrition at: https://btn.academy/
27/01/2020m 25s

#497 - Dr Chatterjee: Change your life in 5 minutes a day

Lifestyle medicine is a hot topic, and Dr Rangan Chatterjee is at the forefront of this conversation. As GP, writer and coach Dr Chatterjee is perfectly placed to comment on issues we face today in modern health and how to simply things and make changes that last. We discuss Dr Chatterjee’s 5 minute routine that primes his day, simple habit hacks you can try, why understanding your own behaviour and habits is key, how a lady got rid of migraines colouring in, how the act of making tea could connect two people, and much more. An incredible chat with an incredible human!!Grab a copy of Ragan’s book here: https://amzn.to/2u37f2L
23/01/2051m 15s

#496 - Got ADHD? Procrastinate on Social Media much? Let's get focused!

So when I was younger I apparently had ADHD, and was sensitive to bright light (which tbf I still am, love a dim room lit by a fire, the bright light of a squash court freaks me out). So I get asked a lot about what I did to solve my ADHD and for me that had to be tied into a bigger conversation around diet, procrastination, social media and why we do the things we do. I'm just one guy with one experience, so take from this podcast what you wish, but I think, whether you feel you suffer with ADHD, poor concentration or motivation, this podcast will give you some perspective.
20/01/2012m 2s

#495 - Intermittent Fasting: Benefits & Lies (Part 1)

Intermittent Fasting has been around for AGES, I’ve done it off and on, and when I did first do it there was next level broscience around what it was and what it did. In this Podcast Tom and I delve into the science, its limitations, where it has benefits, where people have lied on its benefits and where the truth lies, and how you can start to apply it in your life, and importantly, why. This show got deep quick, so stay prepped for part 2 in two weeks time.Read more on Intermittent Fasting here on the BTN Blog: https://btn.academy/blogs/news/intermittent-fasting-do-or-do-not Get a free video nutrition course here: https://btn.academy/
16/01/2040m 47s

#494 - Injury Recovery: Movement, Nutrients & Mental Health

When you're injured, what do you do? How can you recover quicker? What do you do with yourself? How do you stay positive? In this short podcast I'll give you strategise to get back on your feet and feeling AWESOME in no time.
13/01/209m 53s

#493 - Dr Hamed Kamali on Plant based eating, strength athletes & lifestyle medicine

Co-host Tom interviews Dr Hamed Kamali from Medichecks. This eclectic show covers topics ranging from the pros and cons of The Game Changers movie and discussing plant based nutrition with meat eaters, to advocating lifestyle medicine as a GP and the longevity of strength athletes. It's always a pleasure to talk to medical professionals who take exercise and nutrition seriously and we're sure you'll enjoy this conversation.If you'd like to use the Medichecks private blood testing service please use the links below with code BCR10 for 10% off. There is a discount on the Sports Performance Ultravit Test and Ultimate Performance test during January 2020, so act quick!:Home page:https://www.medichecks.com/?tap_a=15798-5ae160&tap_s=179501-3018a3General health and wellness checks:https://medichecks.com/pages/general-health-checks/?tap_a=15798-5ae160&tap_s=179501-3018a3Sports and Performance test guides:https://medichecks.com/pages/sports-performance/?tap_a=15798-5ae160&tap_s=179501-3018a3
09/01/2059m 35s

#492 - How to make 2020 the best year of your life

Want to make 2020 the best year of your life? Awesome, here's my short and sharp sage wisdom for a year of awesome-ness!
06/01/2011m 44s

#491 - Is self love keeping you unhappy and overweight?

Self love and self care are big topics in the mental health discussion around nutrition and fitness. But as nutrition coaches and teachers we see some issues in how this is being applied. See, self-soothing isn't self-love / self-care, self-soothing an emotional response to an external stimulus, compared to a logical response to on-going issues one might be facing, self-love. This is a key distinction to make as one equals long term progress, the other short term progress. Join us as we define the terms, explain the terms, and equip you with skills to practice self love in the right way so you can get more success with your fitness and health goals.
02/01/2035m 54s

#490 - Advice for #Veganuary 2020 & what I learnt in 2019

What did I learn in 2019? Quite a lot, but summed up into one thing, which will surprise you as I like to talk a lot about the ideas and optimisations I'm constantly making. 2020 for me is about minimal effective dose in all areas of my life, listen in and let me explain. And for anyone doing #veganuary this year, I'll give my quick tips to get optimised.
30/12/1913m 22s

#489 - The Athletic Physique: Genetics vs Hard Work with Dan Tai

Dan Tai has an AWESOME physique, but how, hard work, good genetics? If it's a mix, how much of a mix? We open up a discussion on building an athletic body and how much genetics and hard work play into building that body. As an ex-pro rugby player turned crossfit athlete Dan Tai is well adapted to a good training program, so let's explore it. We explore his journey, his training now compared to years ago, he injury that made him retire, future goals and more. Find Dan on the gram at @dantai_pt
26/12/1931m 2s

#488 - Hacking our Lazy Human Nature & I win a BIG award!

Want to hack your laziness? Humans naturally seek comfort, safety and security, but it can be a major blocker for you reaching your goals. It could be as simple as going out of your way or putting some money on the line. Let's discuss.... oh, and I win a big award :)
23/12/1911m 16s

#487 – Fussy Eaters & Food Language: Kids Nutrition with Jenna Hope & Yasmin Alexander

How do you feed fussy kids? Is vegan food healthy for kids? Are we using the right language around our kids and what they eat? Feeding a kid well is tough, especially if they are fussy or we eat a restricted diet ourselves. Fear not as nutritionists Yasmin Alexander and Jenna Hope join me to chat all things nutrition and food for kids. They started the Yogurt and Juice Network to help parents and kids eat better, follow them for more tips @theyogurtandjuice_network or www.theyogurtandjuicenetwork.com
19/12/1939m 19s

#486 - How your Identity can Limit your Potential

Who and what do you identify as? Who ARE you? How you think and see yourself dictates your actions. If you identify yourself as someone living with depression, or anxiety, or IBS, or osteoarthritis does this limit your potential in finding a solution? A big question. Question is, are you ready to challenge your identity?
16/12/1911m 32s

#485 – High Intensity Training, Female Hormones & RED-S #AskBen

You’re training hard, feeling good and looking badass, but then you notice as a women you’ve lost your period, panic stations. What do you need to do to regain it, how will that affect not just your physical health but also your mental health, after all training is an outlet for many. I speak to Chloe and coach her to coach herself through her problem live on the podcast. She went from 18% to 6% body fat, and the problems ensued. If you are struggling with an issue, this podcast will help as I teach you to view your problem as an outsider, and not an insider. Less emotion, more data.
12/12/1943m 4s

#484 - Eating on the Road working 12 hour days #AskBen

"Working on the road working 12 hours days is tough, all there is is crap food all around me and its hard to stay in shape". Lets get stuck into this problem of food, fitness and travel while being on the road. Time for some tough love...
09/12/1914m 32s

#483 - “Help, I can’t stay on track” I Coach an Air Hostess #AskBen

When you’re an air hostess on call life is always in flux, you could be going to China or Milan on a moment’s notice, this means I really struggle to keep consistent with my diet, exercise and sleep. I’ve had coaches in the past and know what to do, but it’s just not working, Ben, can you help?Yes I can, welcome to the #AskBen live coaching series, listen in as I help Kym through her issues with a live coaching session…
05/12/1952m 2s

#482 - Average people can do Extraordinary things

Do you feel like you're really average? Not that clever, not that sporty, not that confident, not that talented? Me too. But I've achieved great things, and it's time for me to inspire you with how you can do the same...
02/12/1912m 48s

#481 - I talk to a Dairy Farmer about Nutrition, Welfare & Veganism

With a BIG discussion around being vegan and plant based currently there is a lot of talk around dairy, some claiming its evil, some claiming welfare standards are poor, some claiming its contributing to health issues, so why not chat to a 3rd generation dairy farmer? I've developed a relationship with Joseph Heler Cheese who make the EatLean cheese and their CEO George Helen, an awesome guy. We sit down and discuss dairy farming and how our milk is produced, the standards they set for their dairy, what music cows like, nutrition comparisons of dairy and their dairy alternatives, the future of food and dairy, and his companies journey into being a 170 employee cheese producer from starting with 40 cows and a dilapidated farm.
28/11/1942m 52s

#480 - Japan: Learning from their Food & Culture

I've recently been to Japan and WOW what an experience. No overweight people, calm but busy, weird food, slow food, everyone is grateful, such a mad country, simply amazing. I thought I'd take to the microphone for 10 minutes to chat about what I loved and how we can learn from the Japanese way of live
25/11/1912m 18s

#479 - The Game Changers (Movie) - Accurate or Propaganda?

Everyone seems to be going vegan after watching The Game Changers movie, but how accurate is it, do the facts about it leading to better physical performance stack up? How many of the health claims in the film are actually true based on peer reviewed science and not observational research? Sure, being more plant based is beneficial for your health and the planet, but should we do this out of fear of eating meat, or dairy, or many of the foods quoted as ‘evil’ in the film? There are 4 pillars we wish to discuss, and regardless of a film full of big names we shall look at the facts with NO bias. Lets see as Tom and I dissect the film…
21/11/1958m 9s

#478 - Laughing in the Face of your Problems

Did you listen to my Live coaching session I recently did with Tim Cooper? It was direct and that's not a coaching style thats right for everyone. After Nicola wrote into the show questioning my choice of coach and his approach dealing with my issues I take 10 minutes to explain why I choose Tim as my coach for the problem I had and how you should choose a coach. Ultimately I now laugh in the face of my problem, so it worked.
18/11/1913m 38s

#477 - Solving Childhood Obesity (Part 2)

In this podcast we expand on part one, episode 471, and discuss school education and health initiatives, the healthy weight program in schools, critical thinking in the planning process of obesity programs, working around snowflake syndrome, and a call to arms on what WE can do to affect change. Read the original report here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/837907/cmo-special-report-childhood-obesity-october-2019.pdf
14/11/1930m 45s

#476 - Best Fats & Oils to Eat and Cook with

When it comes to fat, what are the best ones to cook with and eat? Listen in and find out. Got a question for the show? Send it in to bencoomber@gmail.com subject line "podcast"
11/11/1911m 54s

#475 - Can Exercise Help Cure Cancer? with Prof. Anna Campbell (MBE)

This week sees Prof. Anna Campbell (MBE) of CanRehab on the show to talk all things Cancer and exercise with show co-host Tom Bainbridge. They discuss the benefits of exercise and fitness during cancer recovery and treatment, the role that fitness professionals can play, the importance of taking an individualised approach, and the incredible results that she has had with clients and study participants. Some of the outcomes seen are mindblowing and given that cancer may affect 50% of us directly this is a must listen for anyone! Links mentioned during the podcast:Study: Exercise Guidelines for Cancer Survivors: https://insights.ovid.com/medicine-science-sports-exercise/mespex/2019/11/000/exercise-guidelines-cancer-survivors-consensus/23/00005768Study: Case report on a male using an exercise bike during treatment. Not yet published, title will be “Case Report of Exercise to Attenuate Side Effects of Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer”Book on 5:2 dieting during cancer treatment: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/109/1096617/the-2-day-diet-cookbook/9780091954680.htmlAnna’s links:Courses: www.canrehab.co.uk Email: info@canrehab.co.ukFacebook CanRehab Twitter & IG: @canrehab
07/11/1945m 43s

#474 - Competition Fuelling for Crossfit & Sport Events

If you've got a full day of competing coming up, such as a crossfit competition where it's all day, or a sporting event where you are playing multiple matches a day, how do you fuel for it, how do you maximise recovery, how do you approach it so you are still firing on all cylinders at 3pm and not flagging and dragging yourself through? After my last crossfit competition, being at one observing at the weekend, and my experience with multi-event sports days, I give my advice on getting the most out of your body. Whether you compete to win, or merely to enjoy the day, grab a listen and lets optimise your performance.
04/11/1919m 31s

#473 - Healthy Habits for Parents with Dan Fallon

How do you get or stay fit and healthy as a parent? Time is tight, stress is high and sleep is often low, so how do you make it all work? Dan Fallon is a legend and friend, and a father working full time all while starting a new business, and he does it all, but how? I chat to Dan about fitness as a family, healthy habits with food, ideas to maximise time in the home, strategise to do more with less time, effective communication between the family, how he manages his very busy day, and more. And it all starts with one thing..... listening to this ;) Check out Dan's book on Amazon "Start with one thing" Dan Fallon
31/10/1934m 51s

#472 - Hunger & Food: The Science of Eating

Get hungry a lot, wondered how hunger works and what your hunger signals are actually telling you? In this short podcast we explain hunger physiologically, then explore what effects it and how to manage it, after all knowing about hunger and how to best manage can help us manage our weight better, and thats a good thing. And the food bit? Well thats the stuff we eat in response to our hunger signals, so we need to know why we choose some foods over others in response to our hunger signals.... enjoy. Nom nom nom.
28/10/1916m 45s

#471 – Solving Childhood Obesity (Part 1)

Did you know 53,000 take away’s in the UK exist and over 60% are within 400m of a school? Just one nugget from a new Childhood Obesity report that has been commissioned by the government written and collated by Sally Davies. It lists all the ways the government and industry can tackle childhood obesity and we want to have our say. What do we think of the ideas and policy suggestions as people that work front line? How can schools do better? How can we do better? How can parents shift their thinking? This is the start of a 2-3 part series, so stay tuned for more and please do write into the show if you want to add to the conversation. Read the report here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/837907/cmo-special-report-childhood-obesity-october-2019.pdf
24/10/1945m 35s

#470 – Nutrition Coaching, Empowering Change & Industry Qualifications

As an educator, what do I believe helps people the most in the journey of change, what really makes the difference when helping others? In this episode I get interviewed by Brian Keane and we discuss my journey as a nutrition educator, why the focus has to be on behaviour change, what I’ve learnt over 13 years coaching others, what I focus on as a coach, my methods, how all of this got built into the BTN Nutrition Education system, an online nutrition coaching qualification, going to university vs private courses, how to approach learning, and more.
21/10/1929m 20s

#469 - LIVE Coaching: I take off my mask with Tim Cooper

I've been struggling with something for some time, so I reached out to Tim Cooper to get a personal coaching session, except I had the recorder on. I want to get back to 100%, and I felt Tim could help me do that. I discuss why I'm feeling the way I do, what started it, why it holds me back, what I think it links back to in my childhood, and essentially how to move forward. You know I'm always willing to be vulnerable to be my best self, well today you're going to see that again. If you want to hear me expose myself, more, here it is... Discover Tim's work at @thetimcooperacademy
17/10/1958m 57s

#468 - The Keto Diet: What, Why How (with Science)

The Ketogenic Diet is talked about non stop, but why would you do it, what are the reasons, what are the benefits? Here is a full audio review on the Keto Diet by Tom Bainbridge, Head of Education at the BTN Academy, an evidence based Nutrition Education company
14/10/1919m 0s

#467 - Giving you permission to Succeed with Ben Newman

You do know success is a choice? And today we’re going to make you realise that. Ben Newman is a Performance Coach hell bent on showing people their potential. After watching his mum die just before his 8th birthday he saw just how precious life was. In this action packed podcast we discuss the importance of a personal vision, creating a personal doctrine you read daily, how one simple action can create the success you want, and more. As a coach to some of the top brains, sports teams and companies in the US, Ben knows how to inspire and drive success. Grab his free playbook at www.freeplaybook.net
10/10/1942m 1s

#466 - Sugar Addiction & Sugar Cravings

Is sugar addiction a thing? Scientifically, despite what people claim, it's not, BUT, how often do we have a sweet and want more? How often do we crave sweet things? How often is it food that's on the mind? Lets take a quick delve into the brain and all things sugar and addiction...
07/10/1913m 27s

#465 - Release your inner Awesome with Danny Bent

What does living an awesome life mean to you? Do you think you’re doing it? Do you feel confined, maybe by your job, your health, the people around you? Danny Bent runs the Awesome Project, and having come back from 9 days running across Iceland, along with many other past physical feats, we muse on what living an awesome life means, what adventures teach you, where survival fits into our modern life, where technology fits in and is it really serving us, what humans are capable of, what connection means for us, and more. Check Danny out at https://www.dannybent.com and https://projectawesomehq.com
03/10/1938m 48s

#464 - Is what you believe, true?

Are there things you do or believe in that hold you back? Would you even know if they did hold you back, are you aware of these things? Perhaps we are told these 'facts' by the media, or our parents, or teachers at school, or a book we read? The more someone says something the more we feel it's true, but that doesn't make it true... Awesome Supplements now has samples, try us: https://samples.awesomesupplements.co.uk
30/09/197m 35s

#463 - Intuitive Eating Pt 2, Diet Politics & Weight Acceptance

Intuitive eating & diet culture part 2, except today we go deeper down the rabbit hole discussing dieting politics, personal bias, why the Greek gods were depicted as athletic specimens, our desire as humans for growth, where the body positivity movement fails people, where diet culture actually started, how our modern environment is dangerously obesogenic and often overlooked, how our personal goals ultimately rule all, and much more. Want to learn more about nutrition? Visit: https://btn.academy
26/09/1954m 5s

#462 - Fitness Influencers

Heard the term fitness influencer? I'm not sure I like it, if people call me one, what does that mean about me, what does that say? What does that really mean, because for me I don't ever want to be seen as someone that has influence, I don't feel that is just, or sounds ethical. So what do I want to be seen as?
23/09/198m 8s

#461 - Get Motivated, Get Confident, CRUSH Life with Alan Stein Jr

Alan Stein Jn has rubbed shoulders with legends of sport like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant and motivated teams at companies like Starbucks. While he’s a motivational speaker this isn’t time for rar rars and pom poms, it's time for a serious chat about how to get motivated, and stay motivated. In this motivation fuelled podcast we discuss confidence, fear, vulnerability, self-leadership, self-awareness, knowing your personal truth and mission, how anger can be a good thing, and much more. If you listen, tell me what you think, because I think this is a blockbuster show! Check Alan out at https://alansteinjr.com/# and his book ‘Raise your Game’
19/09/1950m 34s

#460 - Low Carb Meals, Fasting & Shift/Night Work

Low carb is dead from a fat loss perspective, but what about in energy management? What about fasting? This show started its train of thought from the previous shift and night worker show, but it's widened its scope as not enough think of low carb eating and its effects on health and performance. If you're struggling to manage your nutrition, shift worker or not, have a cheeky listen. To learn more about nutrition sign up to our free e-course at: https://btn.academy
16/09/199m 38s

#459 - Intuitive Eating, Body Positivity & Evolutionary Biology

There is a strong ‘anti-diet’ movement at the moment, and that’s great, diet culture has damaged the wellbeing of many people world wide, but has it gone too far? Have we considered how the human brain works and how we are wired as people? Has intuitive eating got the right message, or has it been taken out of context to allow anti-diet zealots to have a soap box to shout on? Be prepared for a long and deep show on how the human brain works, nutrition science, male & female attractiveness, body shapes, human health, biology and more.
12/09/191h 3m

#458 - How to get back to 100% & realise your potential

In life we eat a lot of sh*t sandwiches, and I hadn't fully realised that in 2017 I ate my biggest volume of sh*t sandwiches and it knocked my confidence more than I realised. In previous podcasts I've discussed how I felt 80-90% of my capacity and it was frustrating me, I didn't feel 100% AWESOME. Well, now I do, and this is how I did it...
09/09/199m 38s

#457 – Specific Diets for Gut & Immune Issues with Carmen Sturdy

Do you have a gut or immune issue, or know someone that has? Fancy taking 32 pills to manage it…..? Carmen Sturdy joins me on the show to discuss her personal story with being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and her journey to being in remission after being put in 32 pills just to manage it. Her journey is inspiring as long term success all came down to her food creativity, starting with eating just chicken soup and ending up making cream out of cauliflower, madness. An awesome and inspiring guest. Find her online at @EveryLastBite_ on Instagram and www.everylastbite.com Time stamps: 0:00 An introduction to Carmen her journey since becoming diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 03:50 Pills - a short term fix for some, but what about the long term goal? Going from 32 pills a day, to being 5 years in remission, pill free.07:30 Specific carbohydrate diet - what is it? & how did Carmen learn to love it? 09:20 eliminating foods, finding the problems, being strict and staying committed15:15 creativity through restriction - making the most out of what you can have instead of wishing for all the foods you can’t have18:50 Eating real foods & Being experimental in the kitchen23:05 What does a relapse look like for someone with IBD?25:00 Carmens words of wisdom
05/09/1930m 9s

#456 - Shift & Night Workers, Higher Risk of Disease

It is a stark reality that shift workers and night workers have a higher risk of disease, or 'all risk mortality' as they phrase it in health research. So, with this fact known, how can we minimise the effects and be healthier as a shift or night worker?
02/09/1910m 23s

#455 – Women Vs Men in the Gym with Brian Alshrue

What is strength? Lifting heavy weights? Climbing a mountain? Being able to run a marathon? Surviving a major life event? And is it different for Men and Women? And, what differences are there in training when male or female? Brian Alsruhe joins me to chat all things physical and mental strength and battling the sexes. Brian has battled a fatal condition, spent 10 years working for the military, had a brain tumour, experienced childhood trauma and now camps out in his gym creating warriors life from moms looking for some fitness, to world champion iron men. Want an insight into a modern warrior, want to know how this man thinks and trains? Then listen in and follow him online @NeverSate 0:00 From losing a friend, discovering a brain tumour & becoming a strongman.08:35 You can learn something new every day in the gym!11:00 Strength can mean something different to every person15:00 Finding the sport that’s right for you mentally and physically20:20 Should you enjoy exercise ?23:42 Think you don’t sweat when lifting heavy... think again. 32:20 You have to work hard, but ultimately it comes down to your mindset!39:20 Sleep - how does Brian survive on so little?
29/08/1948m 43s

#454 - Feeling Tired After Lunch? 3 Quick Tips to avoid it

The post lunch energy dip is something many get. A user wrote into the show so why not fire up the podcast and throw some ideas about. If you get the afternoon energy dip listen to this short 10 minute show on my top 3 tips to try, including a tangent about being introverted and regaining your mental energy
26/08/1910m 15s

#453 – Quick Food for Busy People with Chef Ian Haste

Do you enjoy cooking? Do you feel you eat well? Do you have kids? Got a busy job and try to exercise, trying to fit it all in? Balancing it all is tough, but don’t fear Ian Haste from Hastes Kitchen joins me to discuss all things food, fitness, cooking awesome food, and getting our kids to eat vegetables. But there is a problem, we first need to discuss where we are currently at with cooking, food and the kitchen as the modern obsession is to save time, but is this time saving culture robbing us and our kids the benefits of food and connection we get from meal times? We discuss Ian’s journey with food, how he balances work and cooking with his 2 kids, modern food culture, the benefits of slow cooking and more. An epic show, do check out Ian’s book ‘The 7 Day Basket’ on Amazon and Ian on social media @hasteskitchen0:00 an introduction to Ian, why he became a chef and what has inspired him to write 7 day basket - his new cook book.4:45 Does today's on the go modern culture mean that people don't know how to cook interesting healthy foods?6:15. Cooking a recipe is great, but what did you learn in doing it?8:12 How to make your kids eat more vegetables10:15 The language used around food and its psychological effects on children - get them cooking and involved17:00 Our favourite foods are down to more than the ingredients - it's culture and environment that it creates. Putting the love back into food19:50 Cooking is a way of connecting - turn the tv off and do it together22:00 Food variety is key. How to not get stuck cooking the same 5 dishes every week26:00 The freezer is our friend - batch cook & make your work friends jealous27:15 Eating out with children - it doesn't have to be nuggets and burgers.34:00 Closing thoughts - save money, reduce waste, be experimental.
22/08/1937m 31s

#452 - Weights vs Group Exercise when Stressed & Anxious

You're feeling stressed and anxious right now, what form of exercise should you do? A listener has written in asking about what she is doing compared to what she could do with her exercise regime, looking at weight training vs group training, and ultimately any type of training. Lets make a plan of action in this short sharp podcast.
19/08/198m 28s

#451 – Plants vs Pills with The Doctors Kitchen

Dr Rupy Aujla is the NHS GP who started 'The Doctor's Kitchen', a project that all started with the aim to inspire his patients about the beauty of food and the medicinal effects of eating well. And I’m so pumped he joined me on the show. We talk about his journey reversing his health complaints, the gap we need to bridge between medicine and nutrition, how he navigates nutrition advice with his NHS patients, where he sits with eating animal protein as a plant focused eater, his ethics around meat consumption, his daily diet, the benefits of culinary medicine and the mission he is on, linking nutrition to certain health conditions, and more. Check him out online ‘The Doctors Kitchen’ and ensure you check out his awesome books. WHAT. A. SHOW.
15/08/1943m 42s

#450 - Hit a Plateau, Lost your Mojo?

What do you do when you've lost your mojo for life, or hit a plateau in training, you feel like you're just spinning your wheels without an aim or true progress. Listen in, let me help.
12/08/197m 52s

#449 – Disordered Eating, Body Goals & Training Flexibility

When you’ve been so focused on your body for so long, how do you safely let yourself go? How do you juggle performance vs vanity based goals, all while living life to its fullest? Have you ever had a disordered relationship with food, and if so, are you recovered, do you feel like you’re in a good place now? If not, what tools should we use to get better, to be better, to feel better? This podcast is a deep dive into diet, training, health, mindset and life all based around a users question on their disordered eating. The podcast goes off on many tangents with an aim to make people think and give actionable tools to help with your future progress. Enjoy. Time stamps -06:15 Is your sport the right environment for your health?09:45 Are your goals helping you progress in your sport or in the mirror?11:00 Is BMI a good measure to use when evaluating performance?16:40 REDS- The key signals & when to see a professional23:15 Seeing beyond body composition as your only measure of progress27:00 Evaluate your health with Tom - Grab a pen & paper.31:00 Glorifying the pain of your journey - should you be proud of those DOMS.33:08 Putting in extra hours but not seeing extra results? Reasons to train smarter, not harder.
08/08/1940m 5s

#448 - Feeling Overwhelmed & Stressed?

Are you feeling overwhelmed & stressed right now? Maybe you've got a lot on but you can't seem to focus, its all a jumble and you just feel like you're constantly holding it all together but constantly feeling like you might break? All while procrastinating and not making a dent in the epic to do list you feel you have. This is a classic issue, I've been there many times, and this is how I would suggest you get out of that feeling, and stop it from happening in the future.
05/08/198m 35s

#447 – Cancer & Obesity with Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK’s latest Obesity campaign has certainly got people talking, and there are some violent responses online about the direct nature of the campaign. I am in support of what CRUK are doing, but I wanted to clear a few things up so invited CRUK to come on to the show and expand on the campaigns key talking points. Karis Betts joins me to discuss the key focus points of the campaign, the research it’s based on, how we classify metabolically healthy obesity, where CRUK stand on the healthy at any size movement, their response to the campaign being classed as fat shaming, their future plans off the back of the campaign, what they hope for the future, and more. A fascinating show that clears up the confusion.
01/08/1924m 50s

#446 - Do your goals scare or motivate you?

Goal setting can be motivating, but achieving those goals can be scary. To stop this lets refine our process, lets ensure we have a big vision for ourselves and are willing to stretch ourselves, but also work every week on the small stuff that's going to get us there. Follow this two step process and see if it helps. Want to join me in Thailand? Check out Pilates Hub Retreats: https://pilateshubretreats.com
29/07/198m 4s

#445 – The Spiritual Athlete with Richie Norton

Can you be alpha, strong, agile, muscular, but connected, aware, flexible, in a state of flow? My awesome guest today Richie Norton believes you can, but few are, we are either power and muscle focused gym goers or yoga hippy types, perhaps there is a middle ground, one that can bring the body into its most awesome state, a state of slow, harmony, balance. Richie used to work as a PT in London but after burning out, getting frustrated and constantly battling injuries he decided enough was enough and now lives in a sheep field by the sea in Wales. Still coaching and creating awesome humans, he tells his story and shares his wisdom.1:19 Introducing Richie4:03 Rugby, Strength Training, Yoga - How do you get client buy in with such a varied background?7:55 Why Yoga?10:15 Finding the right teacher & learning from a point of care rather than punishment15:07 Reflecting on a Rugby career full of injuries - What would you do differently if you did it again?21:56 Spiritualness - How to find your version of it.31:24 Why are you doing that? Does it make you happy?35:40 Everyone’s on a separate mission. You do you.
25/07/1940m 16s

#444 - 5 Tips to STOP Procrastination

Find you procrastinate a lot? Here are my top 5 tips to stop! A quick 11 minute show :)
22/07/1912m 1s

#443 - Being Plant Based with BOL Foods Paul Brown

The plant-based movement is gaining traction, but why, what’s the key driver, health, sustainability, conscious living, ethics, or a bit of it all? You’ll have likely seen BOL Foods on the shelves of your supermarket, founder Paul Brown joins me on the show to discuss his journey with plant-based nutrition, the mission for BOL foods, the future of food, sustainable capitalism, and more. Find BOL Foods in a supermarket near you.1:45 An introduction to Paul & BOL foods3:15 Is plant based the same as veganism?5:27 What drove the decision to become a fully plant based company?11:30 Does there need to be more education around how to make vegan food easy & exciting?14:30 How Paul uses Bol for convenience & health17:50 Sustainable capitalism - what BOL is doing to try and influence the changes we need to make as a society22:15 The future of plastic packaging29:50 Accepting that you can’t make everyone happy, all of the time.35:05 Paul’s tips on how to include more vegetables in your diet
18/07/1941m 36s

#442 - Business Advice for Young Coaches

Young or starting out in the fitness industry? Then this short show should make you think differently about your career moves. Everyone focuses online too early in their journey, this leads to failure quicker in my opinion. So if you're new to the industry, or struggling, this short show should help. Enjoy. For more visit www.btn.academy
15/07/1919m 38s

#441 – Life is Tough with Ollie Ollerton

Life is tough, but the question is are you going to stand up and tackle it head on? Ollie Ollerton from TV’s SAS Who Dares wins and with his bestselling book “Break Point” joins me to discuss the power of the mind, balancing being an alpha but also compassionate & understanding, tackling life’s low points, discovering your purpose and passions, how to make poignant life transitions easier, how to get your confidence back, and much much more.1:17 An introduction to Ollie and how he became the person that he is today.4:45 Feeling lost & finding purpose10:54 Discovering your purpose by asking important life questions18:39 Self development & the complexity of change26:00 Accepting your demons & beginning to build a process around them that leads to your goal.32:00 Being knocked down & re finding the person you once were36:50 Mental wealth40:45 Why you should write a contract with yourself48:32 Understanding Ego50:10 How to use breathing to help you make decisions from clarity & not panic.
11/07/1951m 41s

#440 - Q&A Special: Stress, Mindset, Supplements, Performance & more

A special Q&A where I answer 17 questions from you on health, performance, stress, mindset, supplements and more, a quick fire knowledge packed show. Enjoy. www.bencoomber.com for more.
08/07/1931m 50s

#439 - Q&A Special: Bodybuilding, NHS Advice & Alcohol

When, how and why do you bodybuild? What about a male or female that doesn't look the way they want to? How do you structure it? NHS advice, when do we listen and when do we take it with a pinch of salt? How does alcohol affect fat loss, health and our well-being? All this, a new plant based cookbook announcement, and more is covered on this BIG Q&A show, enjoy.Time Stamps: 0.00- Ask us a question for the next Q&A4.20 - BTN Practical intake has been moved forward5:05 New vegan cook book5:52 - Body building - how to make progress with specific areas of the body post ED20:39 Weight training post hysterectomy - The do's & don'ts.35:25 Alcohol - is it detrimental to training, fat loss & general health?
04/07/1953m 2s

#438- Hay-fever & changes as you age

As you age things change, and I've noticed this year that a food group is making my hay fever a ton worse, so I cut it out and I feel like I've a new lease of life. As you age what are you avoiding that your body is telling you is an issue?
01/07/196m 36s

#437 - Overcoming Fears, Insecurities & Lifting Yourself with Laura Biceps

How do you lift yourself up when you feel insecure, anxious and afraid? Listen to Laura 'Biceps' Hoggins as we discuss lifting for empowerment, the journey of fitness we are all on, her journey from "life of the party" to strongman, being controlled by the scales, being strong when your identity changes, knowing that things change and it's important not to fight it, crossfit and what its done for the fitness industry, the power of people, your environment, and lifting weights, and more. Laura is a legend, find her online @laurabiceps and her book "Lift Yourself"0:30 An introduction to Laura and her journey to becoming confident in her own skin4:30 - Chasing thin... why it didn't work.9:45 - The turning point, caring less about others thoughts.11 - Key Shifts that made a big impact. Investing in yourself, improve your social circle.16:53 - Why you should put your phone down.19:48 - What is fitness ? The many positives of CrossFit & Weightlifting.28:35 - Your inner circle and how to cope with the knock on effects that change can bring35:40 Laura’s final note & Top Tip
27/06/1938m 41s

#436 - STOP Hoping Motivation will show up

In search of some motivation? Stop, it won't work, your search is wasted, it's time to take one positive action that leads to another, and then over time when you are not feeling motivated you do it anyway because its part of your habits. There are days I'm not feeling motivated, but I do it anyway, and in this show I'll describe why and how. Sure, look to be inspired, but that inspiration always leads to the first step of a new habit, then it momentum builds! Which is what this podcast is going to do, inspire as a first step...
24/06/1910m 7s

#435 - Can the Gym Build an Elite Athlete? With Keir Wenham-Flatt

In the world of fitness we hold gym training in high regard, but what % does gym work contribute towards the making of an elite athlete? Many have seen the training programs of some elite athletes like Usain Bolt online and scoffed, could a better program make him a faster athlete? Keir Wenham-Flatt an S&C coach based in the U.S. (Ex S&C Coach of Argentina Rugby Team) joins me to paint a true picture of gym training, the application of S&C and building the elite level athlete. Check our Keir's work @rugby_strength_coach and http://www.strengthcoachnetwork.comTime stamps: 1.10 Introduction to Keir8.45 - the truth on the influence that s&c has on high level athletes.14:30 - Substitution bias, improving performance & accepting performance losses that don’t help you work towards your goal18:10 - Strength & Conditioning, the bigger picture.27:16 - What it takes to be an exceptional S&C coach & excel in your career34:45 - Keirs Top Tips! What can we learn from S&C & what principles can we apply
20/06/1946m 39s

#434 - My Summer Training & Nutrition Plan

It's the summer, what am I doing in the gym and with my diet for my summer goals? Find out in this short sharp podcast...
17/06/198m 13s

#433 – Hormone Tests, Injuries & Knowing when to QUIT

What hormone testing kits would you buy? What about gut testing kits? Be careful, there are many bad companies about & the research is sketchy, but we recommend the two best places as well as discussing the issue with injuries, reversing osteoporosis, movement issues in the deadlift, regression and progression in the gym, reversing a bad situation vs knowing when to simply quit and walk away, and we finish with an expanded deep chat on purpose and passion. Medi Checks: https://www.medichecks.com/?tap_a=15798-5ae160&tap_s=179501-3018a3Gut Testing: http://britishgut.org/ BTN: www.btn.academy2:15 Intro, why we love your feedback & how to get involved in the Business Academy06:44 Back pain - osteoporosis, dead lifting, pain & when to seek help from a specialist.23:30 Hormone & Gut testing kits - should you do it & is it worth the money.34:45 Injury & mental health42:50 Purpose, passion & changing habits
13/06/1953m 16s

#432 - How & Why I lost 5.5 stone of Body Fat

At WellFest I went Live on Spin 1038 Radio to talk about my journey. I briefly discussed my weight loss journey and how and why it happened, then discussed why I feel so many others struggle to achieve their weight goals tying in the key things I look to inspire in others as a coach to get the fastest and most effective results I can. If you want to be inspired, this could be the short bit of motivation you're looking for...
10/06/1910m 59s

#431 - Life Upgrading, Purpose & Having Fun

This was meant to be a Q&A show with myself & Tom but we ended up rambling, a lot. I read a listeners story out and it caused us to venture into a conversation around life passion, learning, why we do what we do, finding fulfilment and enjoyment in life, how simple changes lead to big wins, our mindset towards our careers even when we aren't sure what we want to do, use the story of an ex student and her success, and more. A beautifully random show, we think...1:00 Intro, Ben’s trip to Italy, Shout outs, BTN Academy awesomeness 10:00 Garys story - Finding a new path and surrounding yourself with positive people.17:20 - How having a plan and creating meaning will heavily impact your subjective experience of life23:00 – My biggest tip in finding more enjoyment from every situation that you’re in.31:30 – How to find boring things interesting.
06/06/1940m 22s

#430 - The Female Athlete Triad: Emotion vs Logic

Why do we not achieve our goals despite knowing what to do to achieve them? We know, it's obvious, it's logical, but we just can't do it. In this short podcast I read a listeners question out, a listener that is struggling to get pregnant due to a history of over exercising, under eating, and suffering from anorexia. This is commonly know as the female athlete triad. The approach is logical, but the issue isn't knowledge, it's the application of it due to an unhealthy mindset. Its time to go deep on an issue that is all too common in the fitness industry. It used to be a common problem in elite athletics, but now it's more common in fitness trainers and people trying to achieve their fitness goals.
03/06/1920m 34s

#429 - Steroids in Gyms with Team GB Callum Skinner & UKAD

Steroid use in gyms has grown, and with a new UKAD report outlining the prevalence of this, why people are taking them, and the side effects, it's a conversation that needs to be revisited. I'm joined by ex Team GB cyclist and medallist Callum Skinner to discuss steroids in sport, in gyms, the side effects, UKAD's role in awareness, campaigning for clean sport, body dysmorphia and more. For more visit www.ukad.org or search "100% me" online This show has been supported by UKAD, a organisation I am proud to support.
30/05/1936m 37s

#428 - One meat meal a day, is it the future?

Veganuary did have an impact on me, maybe not the way everyone expected, but it did, and I'm grateful I did it. In this short podcast I update everyone on what changes I have kept long term and why, why many vegan arguments are still not being productive, the health vs ethical component for me personally, and why I still value animal protein in my diet, just not half as much as I once did.
27/05/1912m 28s

#427 - The Happy Hormone (don’t google it) with Nutritionist Maria

Working on yourself to be happier can be tough, we see it is hippy woo woo stuff. But in a disconnected world where we spend more time on our phone and on social media than with our family, friends and doing the things we love, are we kidding ourselves? Are we limiting our potential and really putting our energy into the right places? This podcast will challenge what you believe and what you are doing with your time, our most valuable resource. I welcome author and nutritionist Maria Ayne to chat all things food, emotions, connection, social media, meditation, happiness vs contentment, our internal dialogue and more, all in vein to get more of the things that make us happy. Enjoy.1:29 An introduction to Maria Nutrition & behaviour shifts06:53 Unconscious belief systems10:03 Happiness is fleeting, be content14:30 Meditation & behaviour change17:30 Meditation, why it’s worth committing to23:10 Are you present in real life or just social media30:20 Improving habits a mobile phone33:10 Decision making, energy levels & how it effects our willpower.39:00 Energy is not evenly distributed, spend yours wisely.
23/05/1944m 43s

#426 - Bulking & Cutting, A Scientific Approach

Are you ever confused or stuck, wondering whether to bulk or cut? These are old school words for fat loss and muscle building, two of the key goals we often talk about in the world of fitness. The mindset around this is also an issue, many struggle to gain weight after weight loss, scared of getting fat again. I can sympathise, I was stuck with this for a good year after going from obese to slim. I'll tell you my story of conquering this fear, and talk also on the science of bulking and cutting.
20/05/1912m 20s

#425 - I've been struggling to get out of bed, Here's WHY.

I've been struggling of recent to get out of bed, I wasn't sure why until I had a conversation with my brother that made a lot of things fall into place. Seeing as it was mental health awareness week I thought it was prudent I fired up the mic and got personal and explained the issues I've been having, and it all boiled down to WHY. Why do I do what I do, what is my purpose, what and who is Ben Coomber, a deep question to ask, but the most important question to ask... I promise to fire up a part 2 very soon. I know lots will be asking for one.
16/05/1925m 22s

#424 - Bored people over eat more

If you're bored you're more likely to overeat, just think about the last time you felt a bit bored at home chilling for the day, I bet you ate more than you should do? Lets build on last weeks show about habits and routines and create more width on this conversation, its time to get a better handle on your routines and sub conscious mind and get better results with your fat loss and health goals. Got a Q? Hit me up on social media @bencoomber
13/05/196m 22s

#423 – Master your thoughts & mindset with Richard Nicholls

The mind is a tough beast, one minute we think we’re in a good place and then the next minute we’re not, why is this? What even is the brains job, what is balance for the mind, what do our thoughts say about us and how can we control them? Well I discuss this and much more with Psychotherapist Richard Nicholls who has a popular podcast on motivation and mindset. Set some time aside and lock into this show as in a busy world of phones, technology and time demands people are more anxious than ever and this show is here to help. Find Rich online at: www.Richardniccholls.net
09/05/1953m 9s

#422 - Breaking BAD habits like evening snacking & drinking

Imagine the scenario, you get in from work, you're tired, hungry, bit pissed off with work and you plough into a glass of wine or share bag of crisps, not the best when you're trying to achieve a goal or maintain a healthy weight. So how do we break these habits, and how did they even develop in the first place? In this short show I'll discuss your environment, your habits, your routines, how they were created and how to change them. Any questions, hit me up on social media or in our #AskBen Facebook community.
06/05/1911m 26s

#421 – Our Relationship with Food with Dr Joshua Wolrich

How is your relationship with food, healthy? Do you see food as good and bad, are you often craving a cheat day? Dr Joshua Wolrich a training surgeon and legend on Instagram joins me to challenge how you see food. We discuss his evolved relationship with food, how to challenge what you know, how to have productive conversations about nutrition, the issue with giving nutrition advice in a medical setting, and calling out ‘nutribollox’ online. Follow him @DrJoshuaWolrich00:00: Who is Dr Joshua Wolrich - previously known as Unfattening, his journey. 10:15: Our ‘relationship’ with food. The language we use is key21:30: Should doctors in the NHS be spending more time with patients on nutrition & challenging weight stigma?28.15: How do we overcome preconception, judging others & fear of judgement ourselves?35:35: Calling out those that are giving false advice... Is it worth it?! 43:09: Joshua’s top tip on positively impacting your relationship with food.
02/05/1947m 55s

#420 - How I change my own life & help others

This show got one of largest amount of social media tags I've ever had, an interview I did with Brian Keane on his show, so I had to re-share it on mine. We discuss how I have evolved my own self-development practices over the years and how I am currently developing myself, how I am managing the world of digital invasion and getting quality time with myself, my family and with the world, how I have evolved my thinking around fat loss and how we behave with food, how I aim to coach and inspire others, a call to action for anyone listening to live a better life, and much more. Enjoy :)
29/04/191h 8m

#419 – Performance Nutrition & Industry Qualifications

A show of two halves, first we start by discussing the industry we are in, health & fitness, how its changing and why from the top down, conversations we’ve recently been involved in, and how the nutrition industry is shifting in terms of regulation and how we are now at the front of it with some exciting new updates... a new qualification! We then discuss performance nutrition, using 3 case studies from listeners questions helping people with sticking points in their training, nutrition and recovery. Enjoy. Visit btn.academy for our new nutrition short course “The Art & Science of Nutrition”SHOW BREAKDOWN - Part 1: 1:00 - Intro and breakdown of the show, bank holiday weekend vibes.03:30 - Why we are now spot add free.04:45 BTN Academy - New, improved & certified level 4 qualification, expanding the conversation into why we feel people should be challenged & why it’ll make you a better coach.20:30 - The problems with the ‘Wellness’ industry & the future for industry regulations.27:10 - Shiny new website & FREE Nutrition short course you can sign up to.SHOW BREAKDOWN - Part 2: 27:58 - Fat Loss & Recovery In CrossFit.37:14 - How to properly recover when you realise you’ve hit burn out.46:30 - Does high intensity training, whilst in a deficit hinder fat loss.
25/04/1955m 37s

#418 - Passion, Purpose & Life Design!

Are you living passionately? Do you feel you have purpose? I feel humans need passion and purpose to be truly happy, in their relationships, in their careers, with their health, otherwise we feel low, sad, frustrated, angry, unmotivated.... stuck. Let's get unstuck, lets up the passion, lets rediscover purpose...
22/04/1912m 48s

#417 – The Happy Pear tell Stories of Self Discovery

What does it mean to be truly healthy, happy, strong? Stephen Flynn from the infamous Happy Pear joins me to discuss the personal journey we must go on, the journey to finding the true you, to discover awesome levels of health, and discover what it means to live with purpose and passion. In this story telling podcasting journey we discuss plant-based food, cooking, morning dips in the sea, transforming from rugby playing jocks to vegetarian hippies, the value of travelling, and much more. Stephen is an awesome story teller, this is must listen to show. Find them @thehappypearShow breakdown: 00:00 An introduction to Stephen from The Happy Pear02:30 The journey to finding balance and true success with some Happy Pear history.11:00 Reversing disease with online educational courses14:50 A twin thing – running a marathon & turning plant based on different continents17:55 Where is the plant based narrative heading20:00 Travelling - Finding your identity & challenging your social conditioning26:30 How to make your transition to plant based smoother – Stephens top tips29:25 What does work look like now for The Happy Pear?31:45 Sunrise swims38:24 What’s next for The Happy Pear…
18/04/1946m 22s

#416 - Mental health: The problem is bigger than we think

Hows your mental health right now? At an event at the weekend 75% of people said they had suffered with mental health issues in the past, this then opened up one of the most powerful talks I've ever been a part of, in this short show I'll share my experience from this talk, the lessons we learnt, and what I now have to ask you to do...
15/04/1910m 4s

#415 - Habits Dictate Results with James Clear

We all have habits, some good, some bad, and many are working to have better habits for better outcomes, but this is one step of the process, what about the issues along the way, how do we deal with them? James Clear, author of Atomic Habits, a #1 New York Times bestselling book joins me to talk about the science of habits, techniques you can use to improve yours, 3 key roadblocks most face, building identity based habits over goal based habits, his personal habit struggles, and the beauty of gaining creativity from all walks of life as someone into personal development. Visit James at www.jamesclear.com 0:00 – 3:40 An introduction to James Clear and his book - Atomic Habits03:45 - The area’s of learning James has taken inspiration from05:15 - Structuring your environment to design good habits06:30 - Redesigning your habits08:40 – Identity based habits14:30 – Habit, routine and teaching yourself to tell a new story.17:00 – 3 reasons your new habit won’t last, and how to avoid it.• Trying to perfect a habit before it is properly established• The all or nothing attitude• Not having a ‘what if’ plan.24:08 – How to get back on track quickly30:20 – Leaving environments that aren’t positively impacting your goals34:00 – Finding your tribe36:15 – What habits has James struggled with himself?
11/04/1949m 48s

#414 - Blaming 'things' will only hold you back!

What are you blaming that is holding you back? Give me 8 minutes of your time for this podcast and lets leave the BS at the door, it's time to make some serious life progress..
08/04/198m 44s

#413 – Obesity, Surgery & Self Sabotage with Nics Nutrition

Once you get a BMI over 50 you classify for weight loss surgery, but should this even be an option, how does someone even get to a BMI of 50? Is it just a lack of education around food, or are there deep underlying issues causing someone to eat to a place where they can barely move? Nics Nutrition, aka Nichola Ludlam-Raine, Registered Dietitian joins me to discuss all things obesity, surgery, and our food environment. Check out Nic @nicsnutritionPodcast timings: 01:45 Who is Nicola?03:10 Bariatric Surgery – how do people get there.05:37 Extreme eating behaviours & their causes08:05 Are some people more likely to be obese than others?10:45 Is Bariatric surgery really the best & most cost effective option for the NHS14:00 Is Bariatric surgery more beneficial than fad diets?16:10 The downsides of Bariatric surgery.18:00 Excess lose skin21:40 How learned childhood behaviours can impact you as an adult and a parent.
04/04/1931m 54s

#412 - Research Media Spinning: How bad is it?

When the media report research, do you often stare at it and call BS? In this solo show co-host Tom explores the difference between research findings and the spin that is placed upon them in the media. Every day another food is found to cause cancer, heart disease, or a host of other ailments - or at least that's what you'd think if the news was anything to go by.But is it really the case? And if not - what on Earth is going on?
01/04/1913m 42s

#411 - Deadlifts, Movement & Pain with Dr Jordan Feigenbaum

In this episode Tom interviews Medical Doctor and elite powerlifter Dr Jordan Feigenbaum. It's a fascinating discussion about pain, how it really works, and the mistakes people often make when thinking and talking about injuries and discomfort. They cover lower back pain, massage, movement screening and corrective exercises, posture, proper deadlift form, and mistakes often made by new and experienced gymgoers alike when thinking about their exercise programming. Almost everyone has or knows someone who has lower back pain - but does that mean what we think it does?04:40 Where did the name 'Barbell Medicine' come from10:00 The Bio-Psycho-Social Model30:00 Should coaches be using movement screens39:00 Foam rolling, stretching, activation exercises... do they actually work55:00 Should you be getting weekly sports massages?01:14 The biggest mistakes beginners make in the gym
28/03/191h 25m

#410 - Five Optimisations for the Vegan Diet

At the weekend I was at Vegan life show and spoke to over 200 people about their diet and supplement use and noticed 5 key themes that could be optimised. Could these issues apply to normal people, 100%, but I had to get these issues / optimisations out there to help anyone who is on a vegan diet, a diet that can easily lead to deficiencies if you don't work to optimise it. Listen in, it's only 7 minutes long :)
25/03/196m 15s

#409 - Is it ethical to kill and eat animals?

I've avoided this topic so far mainly because it’s such an emotive one, in fact it's the main reason many become vegan, and I respect that. Although there is always another side to the story, and the argument around eating animal products often descends into insults far too quickly for it to become a productive discussion. When it comes to our food system we need to ensure it develops in a way that is sustainable and conducive to our future health and that of the planet, and so these difficult discussions need to be had. This show doesn't seek to promote an anti-vegan stance and convince anyone of anything, but it does seek to articulate why many feel that eating animals isn't something they find morally objectionable, so that we can hopefully move past this roadblock and find points of agreement to work towards. Along the way we look at where our morals and ethics come from, whether they are innate, and what that means if they are, and we hope this starts a dialogue between two camps that agree on a lot, despite some stark differences.4.10 Why do people believe what they believe (Vegans & Carnivores)6.40 If you’re vegan and listening…..8:00 The evolution of eating meat9:40 Is It morally correct to eat meat12:30 Issues in the meat industry13:10 what is normal. Moral Intuition. How we find answers in different camps21:28 Hope and Glory25:58 Activist vegans – Loud voices. (If you eat meat you’re a bad person)29:25 The only way to move forward for carnivores & vegans32:00 Left wing or Right wing,39:00 Bens summary40:00 Where do you sit, Tom helps define your morals.
21/03/1951m 5s

#408 - How to break bad habits

You know that thing you keep trying to do but keep failing at? That habit you keep trying to break?? The trick is to force yourself into a new environment, then you can't NOT do it, it's impossible, and it gets done. After a weekend away I realised it was the answer to my mental anguish, but I needed to force the environment for it to happen. It's time to optimise you with this simple hack...
18/03/199m 47s

#407 - What are Humans capable of with Sophie Grace Holmes

At 4 months old you get told you’ll only live till you’re 30, so what do you do? Fight of course, after all “Without struggle you never find out who you are”. The amazing Sophie Grace Holmes joins me to inspire you on your journey of life, making you think what is truly possible. Fitness, mindset, strength, we discuss it all. This interview really only asks one question of you, how great are you going to be, what is your next challenge to overcome, and are you going to do it?
14/03/1943m 58s

#406 - Super Fast Fat Loss & Diet Breaks

Want to lose weight really fast but not sure if it's safe? It can be, but most people go about it wrong and lose muscle and rebound afterwards. This isn't where we want to be, listen to this short podcast and learn how to lose fat fast but safely, and how to go about a diet break when you are in need of one, as we all need a week off from our diet sometimes!
11/03/1912m 33s

#405 - Nutrition & Training for Rugby + Elite Sport Experiences

What do I eat to support my rugby training, playing and gym work? What did I learn from a background in elite level rugby working at Hull KR and working in parts at premiership rugby union clubs? A rugby, sports and performance special as I discuss health, performance and recovery factors, what I do, my experience in pro sport, S&C practices, periodisation, recovery pillars you must get right, and more. This interview was originally recorded for the Rugby Renegade podcast, and is now reposted on my show.
07/03/1927m 58s

#404 - Meditation for people that can't meditate

Can't meditate? Many can't, and don't want to, and I'm not going to tell you too, but I am going to talk to you about momentary meditation, about seeing things differently and allowing spacial moments that ends up being as good as meditation, and its easy to do and will have more impact on your life. This podcast also ties together recent thoughts on social media, mindfulness, anxiety and rates of learning. Enjoy.
04/03/1914m 6s

#403 - The Science of Cravings & Supplements for Kids

Is there a science to cravings, why do so many of us get them and how do we deal with them? Is there one reason for a craving, or are there many and essentially how do we ensure they don’t make us eat all the cookies from the cookie jar? We also discuss kids taking supplements and when it’s appropriate - looking specifically at creatine and protein shakes, the habit of always having pudding after a meal, the fear of gaining weight when building muscle as a female, and we mock Tom for playing Robin Hood at the weekend.
28/02/1950m 38s

#402 - Training Anxiety & Genetic Labelling

Two core topics in this short sharp show today.... 1. I talk about labelling yourself due to a condition you have and its negative outcomes 2. Do you get training anxiety, not being able to stick to your plan, missing a session, feeling tired, not being able to do what you want? Let's talk solutions, because I used to get training and gym anxiety from not going, but don't anymore, and there is a super simple solution you can implement.
25/02/195m 38s

#401 - Lies About Food with The Angry Chef

Our food system is full of lies, politics and half truths, in the interest of money things aren't quite what they seem, and one chef is angry about it, Anthony Warner, aka The Angry Chef. After I read his book I was intrigued to get him on the show, and I wasn't disappointed. We discussed veganism, our food network, sustainability, food and what it actually is, policy, obesity, and much more. Search for 'The Angry Chef' online and on amazon to find Anthony and his brilliant work.
21/02/1945m 32s

#400 - Eating Late at night & Speaking out!

Do you eat late at night, or over eat when you get in from work tired? This is a problem many struggle with, and in this short sharp podcast I aim to give you some tangible solutions to problems. And give you a flavour of what its like to attend one of my in person public talks, which I aim to do more of in 2019.
18/02/1914m 28s

#399 - Carly Rowena on Body Confidence, Diet Intuition & Parenting

Carly is one of the most awesome fitness humans I know, why? Because of her raw, honest and fresh approach to health, fitness and mindset. I mean how many people discuss their relationships and orgasms on YouTube!? We discuss her personal evolution as a new parent, her tips on body confidence and being your best self, lifestyle hacks to live healthily with social media, why she went pescatarian, then vegetarian, then ate meat again then settled on pescatarian, how she is defying normal parenting being super mum! Check out @CarlyRowena
14/02/1941m 34s

#398 - It's Sunday & I'm minimising my Life!

Ever feel like life is just a little too complicated? Well I do. Social media, your job, finances, just adulting in general, sometimes it's just all a bit too complicated. Well I'm finishing off a personal project of mine, minimising my life, and I'll be honest its making me feel bloody fantastic!! Learn what I'm doing and maybe try a few things I'm doing...
11/02/196m 53s

#397 - Is the Future of Food Vegan? Panel Debate

As part of Veganuary I brought together a group of people for a discussion on the future of our food, quite simply is it vegan, and if so, why? In this discussion we introduce the panel; Aaron Cattell aka The Vegan Coach, Mitch Lee aka Mitch's Kitchen & Stephanie Peritore from Mindful Bites and lead into key talking points.... 1. My experience with Veganuary 2. Why each panellist decided to go vegan / plant based3. The Sustainability of our food 4. Food variety & cultural issues 5. UK vs rest of the world on environmental issues 6. Performance & nutrient issues on a vegan diet 7. Worldwide nutrition issues and solutions 8. And of course how to make Tofu taste nice! Please do share your thoughts on the discussion, get in touch on social, this is a really important and interesting discussion, something I am merely starting myself.
07/02/191h 43m

#396 - Get & Stay Motivated!

What is motivation, why does it come and go? What can you do when your motivation drops? I'm not perfect, my motivation wains, but this is what I do to fix it and why.
04/02/1910m 13s

#395 – Drinking Unicorn Blood with Jordan Syatt

Drink unicorn blood, be a unicorn, that’s the trademark from the legendary Jordan Syatt, personal trainer to Gary Vaynerchuk. I’m a massive fan of Jordan’s message, it’s refreshing in an industry full of BS. We discuss fitness anxiety, keeping fitness goals focused and simple, hacks for travelling, airport food, a home gym essential kit list, training himself vs Gary Vee on the road, positive momentum with small changes in your routine, identify shifts when developing yourself in life, and more. A humbling interview with a seriously positive voice in the fitness space. Check Jordan out @syattfitness especially on the gram and YouTube.
31/01/1946m 21s

#394 - Life Hacks: Time Auditing

Do you know how you spend your time and how that links to your life outcomes, as in, what you are actually achieving in life? Ever thought of doing a personal time sheet to test your efficiency as a human? Do it, for one week, and see the outcome.... listen today and I'll explain why and how to do it :)
28/01/1910m 6s

#393 - Deliciously Ella on 'Vegan' vs 'Plant Based'

Is being vegan or plant based the future, and what's the difference? This starts off an incredible conversation with Ella Mills, aka Deliciously Ella, a shining light in the plant based movement with best selling books and energy balls on our supermarket shelves. We chat about defining plant based nutrition, vegan backlash, food sustainability, food taste, climate change, eating your veggies, how awesome we both feel, Ella's new products and much more. An inspiring, refreshing and candid discussion. Check her out @DeliciouslyElla Check out 'Joseph Poore and https://www.drawdown.org for the show references.
24/01/1937m 42s

#392 - Strong. Powerful. Positive.

How do you want to feel every day? Strong? Powerful? Positive? Happy? Compassionate? However you want to feel we need to take action and create environments that foster that. I muse post run.
21/01/199m 35s

#391- Saving the World with Zanna Van Dijk

How can we, the collective, save the world? The stats are starting to get scary, climate change is saying our tipping point is 12 years away, meat production isn’t sustainable, plastics are filling our oceans, and oil is due to run out in 40 years. The AWESOME Zanna Van Dijk joins me to talk plastics, plant-based nutrition, climate change and the environmental impact of our actions in a short and frank discussion. In short, how WE, yes you and me, can save the world, one action at a time!
17/01/1942m 11s

#390 - Don't assume, get the data!!

Right, this podcast started a little salty, but I cooled off as I recorded it. But, this is a problem, the world is acting far too much on assumptions and not data. People, relationships, situations, coaching, work, family, life, your career, your fitness and health, it's a pandemic mindset!
14/01/197m 14s

#389 – DNA Testing: Science or Snake Oil?

Had one of these DNA tests to optimise your diet & fitness? I have. These DNA testing kits are now everywhere and promise big things. To test athletic potential, to optimise diet, training & supplements, and more. But what does the science say, is there legitimacy in the claims? Do we know much about DNA right now, and what our genes say about us? And where does it sit on the ethical spectrum, telling people some of this data…
10/01/1944m 30s

#388 – Biohacking, self-talk & my life's purpose!

Want to go deeper with me? This interview is a re-post from Steve Katasi show ‘AdapNation’. I had to re-post this show as Steve asked me things I’ve never been asked before…. 1️⃣ Where on the Spectrum is Ben Coomber - from Biokhacker to Entertainer? 2️⃣ How does Ben think about Balance vs Optimal 3️⃣ As a ‘veteran’ health pro, what is Health for Ben? 4️⃣ How does he tread the line between Motivating and Judging his audience? 5️⃣ What is his Self Talk like? Is it always positive and helpful? 6️⃣ Is Happiness a permanent state, or is it fleeting? 7️⃣ What ways does Ben rely on to get into flow state? 8️⃣ What needs to change to help us navigate the ever noisy and stressful Information Age? Check out Steve's show AdapNation
07/01/191h 13m

#387 - Picking yourself up after defeat with Sheli McCoy

Sheli McCoy (Crossfit Athlete, Olympic Lifter & Coach) takes to the mic in my final reflections episode (2018 Lessons Part 4). Sheli had a car crash, lost her job, and then continued to get punched in the face by life, but 2018 was a year of lessons for her and it will shape her success in 2019. Learn from Sheli and her turbulent year, build strength to have your best ever year.
03/01/1919m 30s

#386 - Fake it till you make it - 2018 Life Lessons Part 3

When your brain is saying no, should you say yes? Probably, otherwise you might miss some of life’s best opportunities. But what if it's no your natural character? It is also good to know when to quit, to say no. In part 3 of my 2018 life lesson podcasts I hand over the mic to co-host Tom Bainbridge as he’s some awesome life lessons from this year. Discussing faking it till you make it, seizing opportunities & trying new things, relaxing gym time and dietary tracking, our hobbies and approaching life and it’s enjoyments. A very personal show from Tom, enjoy.
31/12/1819m 58s

#385 - Chloe Madeley on Anxiety, Self Doubt & Getting Outside your Comfort Zone

Chloe Madeley, a legend in the world of fitness, has a story not often shared, her past of anxiety, self-doubt and body dysmorphia which resulted in obsessive behaviours and panic attacks. In this raw and honest interview I delve into Chloe's background in fitness and the struggles she has faced, looking beyond the strong body and mind she has today. An empowering show for women around the world, be inspired by Chloe's amazing story, the story not often shared.
27/12/1842m 4s

#384 - Life Lessons of 2018, plans for 2019 - Part 2

Here's part 2 of my 2018 life lessons, looking at training optimisations I've made, what I learnt from doing a photoshoot about body fat %'s, my learning this year and consumption vs action, what areas I'll be learning in 2019, and why I'm doing veganuary.
24/12/1825m 31s

#383 - My Life Lessons of 2018 - Part 1

2018 has been an awesome year, why? Because I planned for it to be. In this podcast I discuss my lessons of 2018, looking at my life plan, and how it's all panned out, all while looking forward to 2019. What are your goals and life plan? Have a listen, might make you think a bit differently...
20/12/1823m 23s

#382 - The Habits of Success with Ben Mudge & Phil Graham

This is a LIVE recording from SFN Expo with Ben Mudge and Phil Graham. I invite them to the stage to discuss our habits and routines that we feel make us more successful, mixed in with some mindset tips that are fundamental to get before you program successful habits. After all, we all want to be more successful with life, right?
17/12/1848m 26s

#381 - Shift Work, Socioeconomics & Jamie Oliver

A big Q&A show where we discuss nutrition when working shifts, sleep hacking, planning for success, where failure and growth meet to create an unbeatable mindset, how socioeconomics affect education and UK wide change and the obesity epidemic in kids, Jamie Olivers school dinner initiatives and more. Big Show.
13/12/1844m 32s

#380 - People Hacking - what is it?

What if you could channel your brains energy to see what you want to see, and thus meet who you want to meet, all by programming your sub conscious mind. This could work in your career or in business, or in a new relationship, or when hiring a new coach. A simple mindset hack that takes minutes to do.
10/12/189m 11s

#379 - From Living a Lie to Self Leadership with Chris Williamson

Many people are living life as a lie, why? Being true to yourself then to the world is tough, a journey Chris Williamson (Model, Promoter, Podcaster) went on after appearing on series 1 of ITVs Love Island (he's also been on Take me Out, YOLO). In this episode we discuss self leadership, honesty, introspection and sobriety (think you could do it?). If you're ready to ask tough questions of yourself, awesome things can happen. Follow Chris online at @chriswillx or listen to 'Modern Wisdom' podcast
06/12/1851m 22s

#378 - Caffeine: Solution or Problem?

When we're tired many of us are programmed to reach for caffeine as the solution, but is it always the solution? With the modern world we live in are we missing the bigger picture, are we using the other 'pick me up' tools available to us?
03/12/187m 5s

#377 - Fitness BS with The Fitness Chef

There is a ton of BS in the fitness industry, which makes it confusing to know what is fact from fiction. The Fitness Chef is fighting this fight with his informative Instagram posts. On the show we discuss his top 3 BS fitness cons, how this is fuelling disordered eating, why empowerment starts with awareness, the root causes of the obesity epidemic, and where the future evolves with this world we call fitness.
29/11/1841m 10s

#376 - Do you know your personality type?

Do you know your personality type? Over the weekend we did personality testing with a group of 12 people looking to progress themselves, their career and their business. It was fascinating, enlightening and empowering for these peoples futures. It then got me thinking about peoples inability to say NO and my recent Movember campaign which has actually not been great for MY mental health. Let me explain...
26/11/1810m 19s

#375 - Will we live forever? With Gwydion of The Burgerkrieg

In this episode Co-Host Tom interviews Gwydion from the YouTube Channel, The Burgerkrieg about a slightly different health related topic - immortality. Tom asks whether immortality is genuinely possible, whether it's a good idea, and how on Earth that could even happen. Ben Coomber Radio has always been focused on health and fitness - could this be where a drive for health really takes us? This fascinating show is a little different from our usual offering, but we hope you'll find it as fascinating as we did, after all, who doesn't want to live forever?
22/11/181h 5m

#374 - Are qualifications important?

Everyone thinks qualifications in life are important, but are they? Yes and no. There is huge context here, and I bring up this topic as too many people use knowledge acquisition by doing courses as a way to try and validate themselves, to find purpose and value, to be respected. But is this healthy? Will it lead to the outcome we want? Do my qualifications get me places, does the stamp and the piece of paper make me the best at what I do? After all, everyones got a degree these days...
19/11/186m 35s

#373 - Advancing yourself in the Gym with Tom Bainbridge

Want to advance what you do in the gym? This is the episode for you, we speak about training yourself, how you go about different training protocols, whether wraps, straps and belts are of benefit, the comment mistakes we see in the gym with exercise selection, how ego wins all too often, why progress might not be being made, and pain when training and what to do about it. Enjoy
15/11/1848m 50s

#372 - The 7 What's, 1 Who

A while ago I had a chat with a Bird on a Bike, Sarah-Ann Lucas, who grilled me on some off script questions which included a game, the 7 what's and the 1 who, which threw me, sometimes the way in which someone probes someone for answers is just as fascinating as the answer itself. Which I'm actually now writing a chapter of her book because of this. We also discuss the future, the present, the past, and a whole host of interesting topics, enjoy.
12/11/1844m 53s

#371 - Will Food be Vegan, GMO & Liquid in 2050

What is the future of food, will it be like the Matrix, us eating a bowl of nutritionally balanced slop for all 3 meals, or maybe it will just be a few pills and a shake? Tom and I debate the future looking at GMO foods, the rise of plant based eating, farming, food waste, socioeconomic factors, money, and much more. We loved this chat and drew on a ton of data to support our theories, after all the data is positive, which is awesome!
08/11/1848m 18s

#370 - People are so Judgemental!

Why are people so judgemental? Do you feel that judgement, does it stop you acting on things? It can be frustrating right, think of all the things you possibly stop doing due to the judgement and opinions of others. Well, today is the day we try combat this, build confidence, and move forward in strength. Movember: https://mobro.co/13845037?mc=1
05/11/189m 27s

#369 - Lauren Armes on Fear, Success & The Business Of Wellness

Feel fear? We all do. Want to be successful? We all do. Lauren Armes is no stranger to fear or success from a business and fitness life well trodden. Lauren is the founder of Well To Do Global, a business looking at the current and future trends of the health and fitness industry. In this show I chat with Lauren about her journey, her fears, her success's, females in business, future wellness technology, trends we like that are coming, trends we don't like that we want to see banished, and the future impact we could be having as an industry if we focus on the right stuff. A fascinating chat with an inspirational leader in the wellness business space. Check out Lauren: http://www.laurenarmes.co
01/11/1845m 22s

#368 – Calorie Counting, Low Carb Diets & Dietary Anxiety (LIVE)

I lost 5.5 stone on a low carb diet, but does that mean a low carb diet is the BEST diet to follow? I was blinded by the facts from a personally developed bias, that bias was then compounded by selective learning to prove to myself it was the best diet. In this podcast I discuss (LIVE from my London event) my journey with nutrition eduction, why and how I was blinded, where my diet is today and WHY, and raise critical questions on your own nutrition and understanding of food.
29/10/1811m 24s

#367 - Rowing & Muscle Ups with Olympian Dr Cameron Nichol

The 2012 Olympics saw Dr Cameron Nichol compete in rowing for Team GB, which spurred a transition to creating Rowing WOD, crossfits answer to mastering the art of rowing which has now been used by many of the world top 10 crossfit athletes. He did this while training in medicine and being a complete legend. Cameron joins me to chat fitness, crossfit aka competitive fitness, the art of rowing, movement, training, mindset, the state of fitness, overcomplicating something super simple... getting fit and my small calves!!
25/10/1849m 47s

#366 - The Third Door aka TRY F***ING HARDER!

I've been getting a little salty recently, and some recent musings have spurred this salty episode that will hopefully inspire some thought. What is the concept of the third door? It's something I haven't realised I've been doing as default for over 10 years. Apparently it's a famous concept... to me it just seems obvious! Listen and find out...
22/10/1813m 3s

#365 - Fitness Life Lessons with Ben Mudge & Tom Bainbridge

After 10 years in the fitness industry, and on your own fitness journey, what do you learn about yourself? What have you changed? What do you know now that you didn't, and wish you did? I interview Ben Mudge and Tom Bainbridge (my co-host) on life lessons LIVE at SFN, exploring nutritional science, gym programming, body building, strength training, recovery, periodisation, maturity vs active objective learning, books that have helped shape their journey, and more.
18/10/1833m 49s

#364 - Fad diets, why do we do them? With Scott Baptie & Emma Storey-Gordon

We know fad diets don't work, but we keep doing them and expecting a different result, isn't that the definition of insanity? Emma Storey-Gordon and Scott Baptie join me to debate the emotional connection we have to the dream of it working, why fad diets work at their core, why we fall for them, what the answer for fat loss is, our coaching experience, and our personal hacks and tips, plus many more musings. Enjoy.
15/10/1845m 26s

#363 - The Lean Machines discuss 10 years of Diet, Training & Mindset

The Lean Machines join me LIVE on the show from SFN Expo, a show where we discuss their journey in fitness, how their opinions and application of diet, training and mindset has changed over the years, whats next for them, why they love crossfit, their top recovery tips, how they are planning to be the worlds best dad, and more musing on all sorts of fitness topics. Enjoy. Find 'The Lean Machines' all over the internet, especially on YouTube.
11/10/1847m 50s

#362 - Why do people struggle to be consistent?

People often struggle with consistency on a diet, but why? In this short podcast I explore the key issues around consistency, so if you're struggling, get this downloaded, get it in your ears, take action. These things are simple, they're just not always easy, I get that, but the power IS in your hands.
08/10/1810m 51s

#361 - Are parents or schools to blame? With Cameron Parker

Cameron Parker, a motivational speaker in schools joins me to talk motivation, education, nutrition, schooling, parenting, personal ownership, societal norms, social media, addiction, body language, personal motivators, and the impression we are making as adults on the youth of today, and whether it's positive. This show started as a Part 2 Energy Drink ban debate after last week, but escalated into so much more. Buckle in, this is show is longer than normal & fiery! http://cameron-parker.com
04/10/181h 6m

#360 - Animal vs Vegan Protein - Quality, Digestion & Amino Facts!

Find assessing protein quality confusing? In this show we explore the confusing world of protein quality, quantity and sources. How can you tell if a food provides good quality protein, and what can you do if you don't get it?What about being vegetarian or vegan? Is there a difference between whey & vegan protein shakes? Are protein shakes good or bad? Get clarity on protein, it's sources, and scientific fact.
01/10/1820m 1s

#359 - DEBATE: Energy drinks, should they be banned?

The UK Government are trying to ban energy drinks for Under 18s, and I agree with this move, but Tom my co-host doesn't. So we settle our differences, or try to over a debate. We state our cases, our theories, outline some statistics on recent similar initiatives, and inevitably politics, legislation, social economic factors, societal mindset and all sorts of 'context' get thrown into the mix. Let us know where your opinion lies after you listen to our debate...
27/09/1849m 54s

#358 - Failing your way to Success (Chapter 1 Cont.)

Too many people are scared of failure, but it shapes success. In this podcast I continue my story of how I went from bad personal trainer, to AWESOME personal trainer.I share the story where I realised I was bad, the self-awareness steps I went through, and how it shaped my career as a coach. This is the 2nd half of the introduction to my book 'How to be an Awesome Personal Trainer', which is available on Amazon if you'd like to buy it:https://amzn.to/2DyTTjs Want to share your story? Hit me up
24/09/1820m 49s

#357 - Can obesity be healthy? with Emma Storey-Gordon

This week, co-host Tom and Emma Storey-Gordon return to chat about metabolically healthy obesity. Does it really exist, is it a good thing to be promoting, and is there more to the story? By objectively delving into the topic with as little bias as possible, it very quickly looks a lot more nuanced and fascinating than most probably realise...It's always a pleasure having Emma on the show, so we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it!
20/09/1847m 26s

#356 - Chapter 1: A Vision for Your Future

What is the vision for your future? For your life? For your career? In this short podcast I talk about my career when I was younger by reading the Introduction to my book 'How to be an Awesome Personal Trainer'. This book is an autobiography of my work career, with life, business and coaching lessons intertwined into the story.  And so this podcast focuses today on vision, tenacity and hard work, the backbone of anyone successful... My book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OvVreO
17/09/1812m 51s

#355 - Running away from Depression with William Pullen

William Pullen is a running psychotherapist, yeah, I had no idea what that was either. But what ensued is one of my most enjoyable podcasts yet. I delve into Will's journey into his job, explore the power that movement has in giving people emotional momentum, we share stories that have empowered ourselves, and we breech the core topic of "can running help combat depression", and if so, how, and why? Find Will here: http://williampullenpsychotherapist.com
13/09/1840m 37s

#354 - "Foods expensive" says the person who buys Costa Coffee daily!!

People complain about healthy food being expensive, but is it? People buy a Cost Coffee everyday but complain about the cost of a gym membership, is this complaining fair, is health and fitness expensive, or is it a case that we don't value the cost of things that make us fit and healthy, but wouldn't blink twice at paying £4.50 for a pint of beer or glass of wine? Lets get objective, as what we value is key here.
10/09/1810m 40s

#353 - Are your 'healthy' habits damaging your health?

What if we are damaging our health through supposed healthy habits? Many of us are guilty of taking extreme approaches, or just taking things too far. In fitness we need to aim for balance, but how many people are truly living with balance, rather oscillating from one extreme to the next. Training with weights, dieting, our mindset & environment, our beliefs, injury risk, movement, pain, we discuss it all after a listener writes into the show with quite a story, and me and Tom share ours....Enjoy.
06/09/1849m 7s

#352 - HIIT vs LISS cardio for Fat Loss & Calorie Ceilings for Performance!

Confused whether HIIT or LISS cardio is best? Don't be, lets get some clarity on this short sharp show where I discuss the pros and cons of HIIT and LISS cardio so you know what to do and why so you can exercise more effectively, which leads into the topic of calories and human performance! Want your question answered on the show? Email: bencoomber@gmail.com with the subject line 'Podcast'
03/09/189m 18s

#351 - From Obese to AWESOME - 13 years of life lessons!

If you could ask me ANYTHING what would it be? I get interviewed by Elliot Reeves (Inspired Edinburgh) on my 13 year journey to date. We discuss my ego, my view of myself, the world as I see it, my career, why I've made selfish choices, prioritising, blocks to success, my legacy, negatives of social media, advice to my younger self, and more. This interview was filmed 1-2-1, face to face, hard questions were asked. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did recording.
30/08/181h 3m

#350 - Know someone who can't get pregnant?

Do you know a couple that can't get pregnant? I've helped many couples conceive, its an area of my work that just seemed to happen in the early years. And to be honest my approach is super simple. But there are a few key things I believe to be fundamental in preparing the body to give life and carry that life. A short podcast on my top tips for getting pregnant and bringing a healthy life into the world
27/08/189m 6s

#349 - Can cannabis oil help your training? with Evan DeMarco

CBD or cannabidiol is a topic that's on everyone's lips at the moment. While some think it's little more than an overhyped fad, others are claiming it will help everything from sleep to cancer - but what's the truth? In this show co-host Tom chats to Evan DeMarco of Omax nutrition about what CBD is, how it works and what it can be used for in the general public. What's its interaction with inflammation, recovery and performance as well as the upcoming research on more clinical issues.
23/08/1853m 7s

#348 - Join my Private Facebook Community

I've just created a new community called #AskBen Coomber, it's a place I'll be doing live Q&As, sharing my training and nutrition updates, and levelling with you on a more personal level and helping YOU as much as I can. I'll also be uploading my seminars and I've already uploaded my talk '25 Reason's you're not losing body fat', my favourite talk to deliver.All free.  Hit this link to join, be warned, massive value inside: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bencoombercommunity/
20/08/185m 19s

#347 - Why is money a taboo topic? With Jason Graystone

99% of people hate talking about money, why?We have a culture of money secrecy, people scared to talk about what they earn, how much something cost, or what something is really worth. Yet we all want more?! I welcome Jason Graystone onto the show (Tier One Trading) as we talk about his journey to financial freedom, investing, and why some peoples perception of money is holding them back.Jason's website: https://jasongraystone.com Note: This show is not financial advice, but opinion.
16/08/1843m 11s

#346 - The ONE thing that will make you more Successful

Do you know what it is?The ONE thing that will make you more successful? It's no secret, in fact the hint is in the title.  Apply this tip and scale up your success at ANYTHING in life. Enjoy. And if you've feedback for the show, hit me up on social :)
13/08/188m 38s

#345 - Sonny Webster, He's One Strong MO FO!

What does it take to be as strong as Sonny Webster? Join me as I interview Sonny Webster, a hugely popular man on Instagram throwing around silly weights all over the place, we discuss his journey into olympic weightlifting, what made him great, the steps he took to reach the world stage, his diet, his philosophy on being the best, and where he's heading now. Watch out for Part 2 as we go deeper into his training methodologies. Check Sonny out at: http://www.sonnywebster.com
09/08/1848m 35s

#344 - Are you afraid to show the world how awesome you are?

Struggle with confidence in what you do and who you are?This needs to change, today. In todays podcast I want to discuss you and your ability to sell yourself. See, we're all sales people, whether you like it or not. We're selling ideas, ideals, beliefs, values, products, services, methods, nowhere can you avoid selling yourself. So today it's time to get comfortable with that and go out and tell the world how awesome you are!!
06/08/189m 33s

#343 - Extreme Personality Traits & Weekend Binges

Do you struggle with the weekend? Eat great during the week but it all goes to pot at the weekend? Perhaps its to do with your all our nothing mentality, or perhaps your mindset, planning and reasoning needs work? Ultimately, are you getting the results you want right now?Join us as we go deep into the reasons people binge, stall & hold themselves back. This is all off the back of some recent teaching we're doing & 2 very poignant listener questions. Our teaching systems: https://btn.academy
02/08/1854m 17s

#342 - Honesty (with yourself) is the best policy!

Are you, honestly, being honest with yourself?With a diet, with change, with a training program, we have to be 100% raw and honest with ourselves and what we've done to get the outcome we've got, otherwise we bulls*** ourselves, and that never leads to positively moving forward, its just leads to frustration and anger.
30/07/185m 9s

#341 - Advice to my younger self, business failures & my 3 favourite books

What would you tell your younger self if you had the chance? What books would you get yourself to read as early on in life as possible? Have you learnt from your failures, or are you wallowing in them letting them define your future actions in a negative way? Mark Whittle interviewed me on my failures, how I feel they've defined me, who inspires me, events that have shaped me, and more. Enjoy, link to the Take Flight Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/take-fl1ght/id1339336927?
26/07/181h 16m

#340 - Do you procrastinate? Your life is in CHAOS!

Do you procrastinate? Do you lack clarity? Does it always feel like you're fighting a losing in battle in your head? It's time to clean your house...
23/07/1810m 31s

#339 - Is Bacon & Alcohol harming us?

Have a couple of beers and people can loose their S*** when you're a 'fitness guy'. Reality is Tom and I drink a few times a week, but what is the safe or healthy level of alcohol consumption?What about processed meats that have been linked to cancer? In this episode we talk about the ACTUAL REAL RESEARCH when it comes to alcohol & bacon and its impact on cancer and other diseases. + tangents on health, lifestyle, personal choice, and the internet in navigating your fitness journey.
19/07/1853m 51s

#338 - Life is AWESOME Again, But God it was Tough!

Remember podcasts 291 & 292 where I opened up about the hardest year of my life and nearly going bankrupt? Well I've 100% turned it around, I'm in a good place again, I'm giving myself a high 5! But how did I do it, and what have the last 6 months been like after those 2 podcasts I did? And what does the future have in store for me?
16/07/1812m 12s

#337 - Life is a Game of Poker with Mike Vacanti

In life, are you taking your chances? Mike Vacanti bought a one way trip to NYC to apply for a job, a massive gamble, and it worked, 5 minutes later he's the personal coach to Gary VaynerChuk, BOOM!We discuss Mike's life gambles, what stops others from taking big risks, fear, his $150,000 fitness poker stunt, our love of Jordan B Perterson, the future of fitness, and re-grouping after failure. A not to be missed show. I'd Highly recommend some of Mike's blogs: http://www.ontheregimen.com
12/07/1839m 24s

#336 - Getting Strong(er) by NOT lifting heavy weights

Can you get stronger by not lifting heavy weights? Yes, but how? I feel the strongest I have ever felt, and all my 1RM lifts have gone up in the gym, yet I'm not doing any traditional rep ranges in terms of my strength training, why is this? A short show with Andy McKenzie in support to quickly explore this topic on getting strong!
09/07/1817m 24s

#335 - Career Advice for Young People (Live Talk at Kesgrave High School)

If I could tell my story and give young people career advice, what would I say? Well this live recording is just that. I got invited to Kesgrave high School in Ipswich to give a talk to 14-16 year olds. I wanted to inspire them with my journey, what I'd learnt, the pros and cons of uni, the career ready mindset that guarantees success, what holds most people back, and much more. I hope this talk inspires many. Please share with other young people. ideo also available on YouTube & FB.
05/07/1841m 21s

#334 - Hay Fever, I've solved it!!

Got Hay fever, me too, well, I did. I've been taking Fexofenadine and Montelukast, let me explain how this went down. Please note, this is not medical advice, just me solving my hay fever, feel free to do as you please with this advice and solving your own hay fever.
02/07/186m 5s

#333 - Sex Differences in Nutrition & Training with Dr Abbie Smith-Ryan

Are there differences between men and women in their nutrition and training needs? In this episode I speak to researcher and doctorate Abbie Smith-Ryan from University of North Carolina, as we delve into macronutrients, HIIT training, supplements, stress, fasting, misinformation on the internet, and the different approaches one might take whether male or female in all the above scenarios. Enjoy. Find Abbie all over the internet by having a good google, but she loves twitter @asmithryan
28/06/1840m 30s

#332 - #TheTruthAboutCarbs Motivation & Industry BS

The #TruthAboutCarbs is doing the rounds, oh my days, so lets look at the research, research and science based arguments vs peoples opinions, what motivates us, and industry BS. I pack a lot into this micro show which is a clip from my interview on the Health Hackers show, which you can find here for the full interview: https://www.healthhackers.uk/episode-list/2018/2/25/ep-12-ben-coomber
25/06/189m 58s

#331 - Going DEEP into my Brain with The 3 Dumbbells

If you could ask me anything, what would you ask me? This is how this show went down. The 3 Dumbbells is a London based podcast with Fred, Seb and Mat, and this is the recording as they dive deep into my professional background, my favourite books, top podcasts, my values as a coach, my tough year going bankrupt, views on coaching and change, my daily routines, being vulnerable, and why I've done what I've done in my career to date. Check out The 3 Dumbbells Podcast for more of Seb, Mat and Fred.
21/06/1857m 43s

#330 - The Fitness Industry is Broken, but you're NOT (A Short Poem by Dave Cottrell)

The fitness industry is a weird place right? Don't get me wrong, it needs to change, it has to change, people are more confused and troubled than ever despite the wealth of information available, but there is light everywhere, you just need to know where to find it, and to know that right now you are enough. Today's isn't about me, Dave Cottrell is back, with 90 second video about the fitness industry, enjoy...
18/06/183m 9s

#329 - James Haskell on Mastering Athleticism & Sensitive Snowflake Syndrome

James Haskell, England and Lions rugby player and top lad is BACK for his 3rd appearance on the show! Today we evolve the topic of mastering your own athleticism, why so many young men are not achieving their goals, the benefits of expertise and having a plan, but following the plan. We then have a MASSIVE moan about social media, the purpose of it, and the people on it, and how we can get more from it. James on da Internet: http://www.jameshaskell.com
14/06/1843m 12s

#328 - Hydration Facts & Summer Supplements

Is your hydration optimal and do our supplement needs change in the summer? This is a key question as we enter the hot summer months. In this podcast I discuss the hydration index, beer and coffee being dehydrating, minerals in our water, electrolytes, the best filters, and lastly a few tweaks with our supplements in the summer months. Yve-Bio filter I discussed: https://amzn.to/2Hp3Qwd Awesome Supplements: https://awesomesupplements.co.uk
11/06/1814m 9s

#327 - Data Driven Fitness with Tom Bainbridge

When do you need more data to reach your goals? And what data do we pay attention to? In this episode Tom B and I answer one of your questions discussing how do we get better results, when do we need more data, what is that data, where do psychological boundaries hold us back, where do calories become valuable, when do we change volume & intensity, how do we periodise, recovery parameters, and ultimately getting the outcome from training we expect! Expect big things from this show ;)
07/06/1830m 45s

#326 - Three Ways to Solve Pain in your Life Quicker

Is there pain in your life today, or has there been in the past and it took you too long to solve it and move on? Pain is an indicator, we don't avoid it, bury it, or hide it, we deal with it head on, but how when it feels too tender to touch? Today lets discuss three ways that I think could change how you deal with pain in your life, both short term and long term, and thus live a happier life with more meaning and less frustration.
04/06/1815m 13s

#325 - What is the Future of Health & Fitness (EXPLICIT: Live Recording)

The fitness industry is full of egos and narcissists, and it's not helping the industry move forward. In this frank live recording from my May 2018 Body Power Expo talk I get as raw and honest as I can about the state of the fitness industry, the issues it faces, but importantly what we can do about it. If we want things to change, we have to be the voices of change, not just complain. If you agree with the messages in this show, please share!
31/05/1846m 12s

#324 - Nutrition is confusing when you have no BS filter!

Do we do ourselves a disservice sometimes with our learning? We follow all sorts of people online and absorb all sorts of facts daily, but do we have a BS filter that is fully operational? Are we applying common sense? After listening to a Joe Rogan podcast on keto it got me thinking about conflicting opinions in the world of nutrition and how some people will contradict what they say with overlapping theories. Here's the solution!
28/05/185m 39s

#323 - Fat Loss: The Struggle is real (Live Recording, BeFit Expo)

Why is fat loss complicated? Or is it, really, honestly? In this candid and honest talk I freestyle on my approach to coaching clients at Be Fit Expo. I got invited to the event to present to a room of ladies on why they might be holding THEMSELVES back from their goals, and how I would approach it as a coach highlighting my 2 step initial approach, then outline the journey. The very system and approach I use in my 90 day coaching program Fat Loss for Life. https://fatlossforlife.co.uk
24/05/1847m 20s

#322 – Is your mobile phone a healthy part of your life?

Today I set you 2 challenges around your mobile phone and social media use. I'm setting these challenges as I see too many people having an unhealthy relationship with social media and or social media giving them some sort of anxiety.Our mental well-being is precious, we need to protect it, but we need boundaries as we get into unhealthy habits, after all we're only human.Well, today is about breaking those habits, will you join me?Do the challenges, great things will happen, promise!
21/05/1818m 27s

#321 - Running around London with Virgin Sport & Jessica Frey

Why would someone run, or do any exercise? Should it be fun, or just lead to an outcome, and how do we find out what really makes us tick? Virgin Sport are trying to do things a little bit differently, their races, the charities they support, their initiatives, and their brand value of 'business for good'. I chat to general manager and keen marathon runner Jessica Frey at Virgin Sport to see what they are up to. Check out virgin sport at: https://uk.virginsport.com
17/05/1830m 15s

#320 - From client to coach with Chris Harrison

When we first met Chris he was struggling to find balance in his nutrition and training, and as a result didn't feel as healthy as he believed he could. Two years later he is in amazing shape both inside and out, and that's not the only change!Chris has recently left his corporate job to coach people full time, allowing him to do what he is passionate about and help a ton more people at the same time. His story is great, and we hope you take some inspiration from it!
14/05/1832m 15s

#319 - The genetics of obesity with Emma Storey Gordon

This fascinating conversation with Emma Story Gordon explores the role that genetics have in the development of obesity in free living conditions. After all, we all live in the same environment and most people don't want to be obese - so why is it that some end up gaining a lot of weight and others don't, when neither are paying much attention to their food? References Cited:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2336074https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/obr.12089
10/05/1848m 12s

#318 - Finding balance in a noisy Fitness World with Emily Rayner

We are joined by ex-BTN Academy student and online nutrition coach Emily Rayner to discuss her journey. Emily joined the fitness industry after improving her own mindset and fitness and taking the time to learn how to improve her behaviours, both to improve her body composition and her mental and social health. Emily has undergone an awesome journey and we're happy to have been part of it - hear her story and her thoughts on fitness as a whole. Find her Instagram at @emz.fitness.food.and.balance
07/05/1820m 12s

#317 - How Stress is Harming us with Ori Hofmekler

How is stress really affecting us? And what stress is the worst for us? The author of The Warrior Diet joins me on the show to discuss stress and it's dynamics, how it is really affecting us, why, and whether our biological systems are handling what we are throwing at it in this modern age. A fascinating show from one of life true health intellects. Check out Ori's work here: http://www.orihofmekler.com
03/05/1850m 58s

#316 - Nutrition from a Doctor's perspective with Dr.Aileen Alexander

There are a growing number of Doctors who are becoming aware of the power of nutrition and exercise as preventative medicine, and ex BTN student, Aileen Alexander of ThisDoctorLifts is one of them. In this short episode she chats about her thoughts on the state of nutrition education for doctors and what she's done to improve the situation in her own practice.
30/04/1820m 44s

#315 - Fail at Life to Succeed at Life with Dave Cottrell

We all need to fail at life to learn, but how much? After being bullied at school, a failed marriage, hiding behind a fake persona and a less than ideal upbringing, Dave Cottrell decided to make a life pivot, a pivot that led him to lose over 9 stone, fight competitively, then become a mindset coach and help others with their life goals. If you're stuck in any way, you want persecutive on life, you want to be at one with your failures, you want to understand yourself more, then this show is for you.
26/04/1856m 7s

#314 - Things I regret & would change about the past

We all have regrets, but why? It's because we change and evolve as people, we learn to be better, to do better. Today is one of those days of reflection. I've deleted over 60 old podcast episodes, but why? It's because I've changed, I've evolved, I've learnt.
23/04/1818m 14s

#313 - Medicine vs Food vs Exercise with The Food Medic Dr Hazel Wallace

Dr Hazel Wallace is back to debate food vs exercise vs medicine, where does it all fit together? Being a Doctor & health coach Hazel is in the perfect position to comment on the changes we are seeing both in the medical world and the food and health coaching world. We discuss diet vs exercise and its impact on disease and obesity, new initiatives, the family environment, and the curse of social media & mobile phones. Enjoy. And please do check out Hazels new book: https://amzn.to/2qFEljU
19/04/1841m 5s

#312 - Focus on what you're good at!

Are you empowering or disempowering yourself? We're all too good at being negative and holding ourselves back, well, its time to stop that. I've two important lessons today as a result of learning I've done last week in a room full of people I respect and was inspired by. Are you ready to go 'all in' on what you're good at?
16/04/189m 48s

#311 - Preventive Medicine, are we doing enough? With Dr Carl Brandt

We often complain the NHS aren't doing enough, but are they? What preventive healthcare initiatives are happening, and how are the scientific innovators trying to effect the nations health? I debate with Dr Carl Brandt on nutrition vs exercise and what is more important, how we change peoples behaviour around diet and health, the current impact of conditions like diabetes, the concept of prevention, the impact of Liva Healthcare, and much more. Check out Liva: https://livahealthcare.com
12/04/1838m 25s

#310 - Being positive with Death - Hardest Year of my Life by John Chapman (Lean Machines)

When someone dies, how do you stay positive? Should you even stay positive? John Chapman, one half of The Lean Machines is a dear friend of mine and also, last year, had what he felt was the hardest year of his life. After a death in the family he wondered how he would cope and stay 'positive' to all around him. After he listened to my Podcasts 291 and 292 he recorded this, enjoy.And if you need help, ask, be vulnerable, it's the only way to move forward.
09/04/1817m 53s

#309 - Hollywood Actors, Steroids & Fluffy Fitness with Don Saladino

What does a legend in the game do to keep things fresh? Don Saladino has been in the fitness game for 19 years, he's trained Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and many other A-listers, he's also coached someone down from 800 Lbs, built a gym in New York, and more, so where does a man with this pedigree go now? I explore training, habits, steroids, Hollywood, fitness trends, gyms and more with humble fitness hero Don Saladino. Enjoy. Find Don at: https://www.donsaladino.com
05/04/1841m 46s

#308 - What to do when you hit burnout! (Me right now)

What do you do when you hit burnout, do you even know if you're burnt out? Right now I'm low, weak and feel powerless, I'm not myself, but I had to get to this place, and it's been a long time coming if I'm honest. Today I share with you the last few months, how I'm feeling right now, and most importantly, what I'm going to do about it. After all, with no action is no outcome. And I'm taking action, by taking NO action!
02/04/1816m 2s

#307 - Our Teeth & The Food we Eat with Dr Steven Lin

Do our teeth reflect the health of our diet? Many years ago a book called 'Nutrition and Physical Degeneration' pointed at a change in our diet and the health of our teeth, now dentist Dr Steven Lin aims to continue this seminal work by Dr Weston A Price. How are your teeth? Could their health be linked to your diet? Lets find out with Australian dentist Dr Steven Lin. Find his book 'The Dental Diet' on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2utzvvt
29/03/1844m 50s

#306 - S.A.D & Vitamin D - 10 min Solo Show

S.A.D is a seasonal form of depression that affects 1 in 15 in the UK. Could S.A.D relate to a vitamin D deficiency? The answer is maybe, and in this episode Tom lets you know what he did about it this year in some personal experimentation. *Note, this is not medical advice nor is it a scientific experiment - rather, it's an anecdote that we hope you might find interesting, whether you suffer from this condition or not
26/03/189m 52s

#305 - Motivation, Relationships & Changing Identity With Tom

What is motivation, and how do you keep cultivating it? Is it internal, or can we create it, maybe it's just a state of energy and focus, and how do we change it? Tom and I open discussion on mindset and motivation and segway into a discussion on relationships and friction in them, changing identity as a person as you grow, and having a growth mindset as a person, how do we navigate it and create the right environment for it. A potent and deep show, enjoy!
22/03/1838m 36s

#304 - Personal development - Tom's perspective

The inmates are running the asylum - Tom has a solo show! Personal development is a critical part of your growth as a practitioner, a coach, an athlete and a person; but in the age of information are we doing personal development wrong? If you read 60 books per year will it really make you better at what you do?
19/03/189m 10s

#303 - Cancer Research UK join me to discuss the O_B_ S_ _Y Campaign

After episode 301 Cancer Research UK got in touch, so this episode Cancer Research join me to discuss the facts of the O_B_ S_ _Y Campaign. What was the aim of the campaign and what data was it based on? Is obesity really a serious threat to our health and linked to cancer? What can we be doing to support wider change, and is there enough happening at a government policy level to effect massive change? Emma Shields, Cancer Research UK spokesperson joins me. Find out more at:  www.cruk.org/obesityandcancer
15/03/1827m 36s

#302 - Personal Development, My Current 2018 Plan

I believe in life we have to grow, it's what keeps us whole. We need to keep learning and growing and challenging ourselves. Whats my current plan with my own personal development? Find out in this quick 10 minute podcast.
12/03/1810m 48s

#301 - OB_S_ _Y & Cancer - Is it Fat Shaming? Lets Debate!

Is the most recent Cancer UK OBESITY campaign fat shaming? Tom and I look objectively at the campaign and discuss it's pros, cons, and whether it will work to create a change in dietary awareness. We then move onto discuss the new 400-600-600 OneLife diet campaign for the UK, again, will this make any change, will it help the obesity epidemic? We also discuss the new 20% calorie cut and update show 299 on the glute training discussion. Got a comment on the show? Get in touch!
08/03/181h 1m

#300 - Veganism, Business & Bollox with Matt Pritchard (TVs Dirty Sanchez)

Matt Pritchard from TVs Dirty Sanchez is now an ultra endurance vegan athlete, but why? What changed after years of travelling the world and being viewed by 400 million people on TV? What damage has he done to his body?  We also discuss his change of career and managing coming down from the high of global fame to a local business live with his barber and tattoo shop? Check out his vegan cooking channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpG1ElX9RUM (apologise for the poorer sound quality of this show)
01/03/1845m 48s

#299 - Female Muscle & Debates about Dairy with Tom B

What's the deal with women not being able to build muscle as well as men? Are they really weaker in the upper body, and what can we do to combat both these problems? What rep ranges should women be training in? Why is crossfit creating badass female physiques? Then we move on to debate fat in dairy and its micronutrient composition, and we finish with training debates on military and challenging environments.
22/02/1842m 7s

#298 - Battling Anorexia with Nicola Hobbs

Do you know anyone with an eating disorder? ED's are now a growing problem in the world with social media, mis-information and societal pressure. Someone I've known for many years and been close to has battled with an ED, Anorexia, and now writes, teaches and inspires through her journey, yoga and food how to beat EDs and thrive, to realise your best self isn't one with Anorexia. Join me & my guest Nicola Jane Hobbs for a chat about beating Anorexia. Enjoy.  More on Nic: http://www.nicolajanehobbs.com
15/02/181h 2m

#297 - Is Happiness a Flawed Concept? With Will Foster

Should we be happy all the time? Thats what the self help gurus say no, that if we get it right we should be happy 24/7? In this fascinating episode about happiness I hear about the work of Will Foster, a happiness coaches that calls BS on many of the concepts we believe are true, and opens up a new way to think about being happy. Get this episode downloaded! Join Wills Facebook group  https://www.facebook.com/willfosterhappinesscoach/ And grab Will's book The Happiness Gap: http://amzn.to/2Eb71L
08/02/1844m 49s

#296 - Facebook Depression, Brain Hacks & Being an Adult with Tom B

Did you know Facebook depression is now a thing? Social media is a modern day time phenomenon that we have to deal with daily, and for some its affecting our lives both positively, and negatively. In this episode we explore modern technology, brain hacking, emotion shifting, living our lives OUR way, and many other tangents as myself and Tom B go off script and get some stuff off our chests.
01/02/1838m 48s

#295 Ep.3 - Eat, Train & Think like an Olympic Athlete, with British Triathlon coaches

We all see professional athletes as unreachable; as people in a physical condition we’ll never be able to match. In fact, professional athletes are people just like us. They have just learned how to master the fundamentals – eating, sleeping, training, and thinking. In this episode, presented by Accenture, Official Partner of British Triathlon, I visit Loughborough Performance Centre to chat to British Triathlon coaches Steve Casson and Ben Bright about how to be an every day athlete.
25/01/1826m 54s

#295 Ep.2 - Is triathlon for me? Advice from British Triathlon coaches

It’s fair to say that most of us see triathlon as a sport that requires extreme strength and endurance, involves training long hours, and needs very expensive kit. However, the reality is different. In this episode, presented by Accenture, Official Partner of British Triathlon, I visit Loughborough Performance Centre to dispel the myths and get advice from two people in the know – British Triathlon coaches Ben Bright and Steve Casson. We break down those clichés & show you how to get involved at any le
25/01/1824m 20s

#295 Ep.1 - Master your Body & Mind with British Triathlon coaches

Am I in good shape? Am I training too much or too little? Am I pushing too hard? Why am I so tired? We’ve all asked ourselves whether our exercise and nutrition plans are actually adding to our quality of life or affecting it. In this episode, presented by Accenture, Official Partner of British Triathlon, I visit Loughborough Performance Centre to chat to British Triathlon coaches Steve Casson and Ben Bright about what being healthy really means and how to achieve wellbeing by listening to your body.
25/01/1823m 40s

#294 - HIIT, Pilates & Anti-Dieting with Hollie Grant

Is Pilates and HIIT training the perfect combo to perform in the gym for optimal health and performance? What an earth is anti-dieting, and why is it empowering many women across the globe? What can you learn from pastry chef turned trainer and coach Hollie Grant, author of 'The Model Method'? Join me as I interview the awesome and inspiring lady that is Hollie Grant. Find out more about Hollie at: https://www.pilatespt.co.uk
18/01/1856m 47s

#293 - BIG Scary Goals & Extreme Personality Traits with Brian Keane

This show is a rocker, with fellow podcaster Brian Keane as we discuss our paths to success as people, what we now learn and why, the personality traits we have and why, why we love BIG scary goals and how it defines us, success as a human and what it means at a deep level, Brian's journey in fitness, and much more. Check out me on Brians show at, episode 59: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-brian-keane-fitness-podcast/id1153346936?mt=2
11/01/1849m 45s

#292 - Part 2: The Hardest Year of my Life - The Lessons

What did I learn from my experiences in 2017? How did I stay strong and positive in light of all the pain and negativity? What would I do differently if I could turn back the clocks? What happened to my motivation to exercise during this time? Did the online attacks affect my business? In this episode I expand on episode 291, going deeper into the lessons and events that shaped who I am today. Enjoy. And thanks again for getting episode 291 to #1 on iTunes
04/01/1843m 5s

#291 - The Hardest Year of My Life - Solo Show

2017 was the hardest year of my life, why? I spent 9 months facing bankruptcy, I got attacked more online than I've ever done to date, I got my passion beaten out of me, I lost my ability to innovate, I realised I have fear and weakness's that I thought I didn't, my health took a massive nose dive and I lost my passion to exercise. But this podcast episode isn't aimed to sit in the mud and dwell, it's aimed to reflect, reposition, repurpose, and take ACTION in 2018!
28/12/1743m 45s

#290 - Genetic Potential, Protein Dosing & 6 Week PT Courses

You know our Q&A shows are awesome, right? Well this one is.... BOOM! Why? We just cover a ton, quickly, discussing our genetic potential as humans in the gym, how to change your training based on your genetic potential, periodisation for hypertrophy and strength, our learning styles and different courses that match that, protein and how its dose and size affects metabolic rate, 6 week PT courses, and many more rambles. Enjoy.
21/12/1731m 32s

#289 - Calisthenics Vs Gym Training with The School of Callisthenics

When it comes to training, what is Calisthenics? Is it better than traditional gym training, and where do the theories of strength and conditioning intersect with Calisthenics, if at all? I talk to Tim and David from The School of Calisthenics in the podcasts first live 3 way show. We evolve the discuss around all things human movement, gym and outdoor training, bodyweight and much more. A top show with as much banter as knowledge gainz!
14/12/1754m 6s

#288 - Is your Relationship Healthy with Susan Winter

What do you do if your partner isn't into fitness as much as you? How do you know if that relationship is the ONE? Are you someone who bickers with your partner over petty things, why is this, are we poor communicators, or are we not right for one another? Our relationship with our partner is one of the most important relationships we have, so it was essential I got Susan Winter, New York based TV presenter on to the show. Check Susan Winter out at: http://www.susanwinter.net
07/12/1748m 45s

#287 - My Tony Robbins Experience & Debating Free Will

The human brain and human emotion is a powerful area of discussion, a topic we go deep into on this episode. We open the discussion with a debate and look at the concept of Free Will and whether it exists, and then we evolve this around my experience at Tony Robbins's 'Unleash the Power Within' event, which for me, was life changing. How? Why? What did I learn? What is hidden in the brain and the gap between free will and conscious thought? What makes us who we are? Find out in Episode 287. Enjoy.
30/11/1746m 15s

#286 - Veganism, Protein & Building Muscle with Joseph Agu

Did you watch the Netflix documentary 'What the Health'? Did it get you worried? Well in this podcast episode with Joseph Agu we look at the data around the show, whether meat and protein is bad, whether we should be afraid of eggs and dairy, and then what is considered ideal for a gym, protein and building muscle perspective, looking at both plant and animal protein sources. Oh, and musings of crossfit, training intensity, critical thinking and pre-bed protein intakes. Enjoy.
23/11/171h 0m

#285 - Become Super Motivated with Sal Di Stefano from Mind Pump

Is motivation this magical thing that some have and some don't? Maybe, but there is a whole system to developing the mindset to unstoppable motivation, so much so that it's then purely a habit. Join myself and Sal Di Stefano as we delve into motivation, the psychology of being fit, aesthetics vs health and fitness as we age, the problems we see in fitness today, and much more. Check out Sal and Mind Pump at: https://www.mindpumpmedia.com
16/11/1747m 19s

#284 - Fear of Food, Fear of Failure with Tom Bainbridge

Do you have fears around your health, food, progress and life in general? This is the episode for you. Myself and Tom discuss the issues people have around food and why, how we can start to alleviate some of the anxiety around food and become more comfortable with it in our lives, why the social aspect of food is key, how this links to our fear of progress and failure in life, and much more. In this show Ben talks a lot from personal experience, and possibly gets a little deep. Enjoy.
09/11/1741m 37s

#283 - Being led by Ego with Lee Constantinou

Are your actions led by ego? This is all too common in fitness and bodybuilding. I talk to Lee about his many years in fitness, bodybuilding and competing. We cover his journey from Karate to bodybuilding, to now accepting and leading a life of balance. We discuss drugs in fitness, mindset, plant based nutrition, and more. An honest chat with a super honest, super humble guy.
02/11/1747m 1s

#282 - Hormones, PCOS & Weight Gain with Claire Goodwin

Can hormones make you gain weight, or stop you from losing weight? I'm joined by PCOS Nutritionist Claire Goodwin as we discuss her background as a competitive athlete and how her weight was never a simple equation of calories in vs calories out. When does basic black and white science not explain someones weight, and what do we do about it? What hormones are key in this process, and how do they work? Find out in today's show, and check out Claire at: www.thepcosnutritionist.com
26/10/1740m 41s

#281 - How & Why Humans Behave with Food with Tom Bainbridge

When it comes to food & nutrition, why do we do what we do? How do we know when our nutrition or our environment needs to change for a more positive outcome? Could our relationship be a point of friction in optimal dietary outcome? When were presented with a physical problem, like eczema, what do we do, and why? Optimal human health is a right for all, but what steps are limiting factors in us achieving it? Join myself & Tom Bainbridge to find out.
19/10/1747m 59s

#280 - Fighting, Fatherhood & Colostomy bags with Simon Herbert

What does a new dad do when he wants to train for a fight? Train for it, that's what. Simon Herbert is a fighter, newly appointed dad, gym owner, coach and nutritionist. An expert juggler of all the above with a history of irritable bowel disease we discuss his journey, the battles old and new, and how to optimise training and nutrition for a busy and demanding lifestyle. Enjoy. And give Simon a follow on Instagram and Facebook 'Simon Herbert'
12/10/1732m 47s

#279 - What happened to Clean Eating Alice?

Clean Eating Alice is now Alice Liveing, but why, what happened? In this amazing interview with Alice Liveing we uncover her recent journey of nutritional and fitness change, the journey that took her into this world of Instagram fitness with 3 best selling books, the lessons she has learnt, the pro's and con's of social media, what she hopes for the future of fitness, and more. An inspiring and ranty podcast, you'll love it. Check out Alice's books on amazon and her on social media.
05/10/1740m 10s

#278 - Building Muscle & Fitness Intuition with Tom Bainbridge

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
28/09/1742m 1s

#277 - What do you eat in the wild? With Survivorman Les Stroud

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.
21/09/1744m 43s

#276 - Debating the EatWell Plate with 'The Food Medic' Hazel Wallace

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?
14/09/1741m 33s

#275 - Science + Trial & Error = RESULTS with Tom Bainbridge

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.
07/09/1741m 24s

#274 - Strong on the outside, broken on the inside with Molly Galbraith

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?
31/08/1744m 9s

#273 - The Future of Fitness with Lou Schuler

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'
24/08/1741m 37s

#272 - Bad Sh*t, Oestrogen & Washing up with Tom Bainbridge

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?
17/08/1734m 44s

#271 - Debating Diets: Keto vs High Carb vs IF with Menno Henselmans

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
10/08/1737m 29s

#270 - Mastering your Body(weight) with Tom Bainbridge

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.
03/08/1740m 8s

#269 - Olympic Athlete to Fit Foodie with Derval O'Rourke

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.
27/07/1736m 44s

#268 - Mental Roadblocks - I get interviewed by Chris Dufey

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
20/07/1730m 13s

#267 - The Perfect Workout with Andy McKenzie

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
13/07/1737m 54s

#266 - New Perspectives on Hormones, Dieting, Stress & Coaching with Tom Bainbridge

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/
06/07/1751m 8s

#265 - Our Relationship with Food with Devyn Sisson

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/
29/06/1729m 30s

#264 - Women, get STRONG & Resilient with Aldine Preisner

Ladies, want 10 steps to ultimate success with your body and mind? Then this show is for you, and yes, guys can learn a TON here too. In this show I discuss Aldine's 10 steps to success system, covering her mindset essentials, her training essentials, and nutrition essentials for ultimate body and mind success, and there will be quite a few steps that surprise you, it's not a basic, drink water, eat real food guide, we're way beyond that here on Ben Coomber Radio.  Aldine has a refreshing take on body confidence and progressing with your health, so if you want a bit more of that in your life, then this show is for you. Her message has now been featured by Woman's Health & the BBC, so she knows what she's talking about. Enjoy. Check out Aldine at:  Facebook: Aldine Preisner Facebook Group: Learn to Lift Instagram: @aldine_preisner_pt  Twitter: @AldinePT Website: www.aldinepreisner.com
22/06/1756m 27s

#263 - Fat Burners & Pro-Hormones with Tom Bainbridge

Want to know more about some of the darker supplements in our industry, that are often used in the world of bodybuilding? Steroids, fat burners, pro-hormones, glucose disposal agents, and more are discussed in this podcast with super brainy co-host Tom Bainbridge. What are they, what do they do, should you use them, and what the science says about whether they work. Enjoy.
15/06/1749m 15s

#262 - Bulletproof Coffee, Changing Perspective & Supplements

It's not often it happens on this show, but let's turn the tables where I get interviewed. This interview is one I did for a show called Zestology by Tony Wrighton. Tony interviewed me on my perspective around bulletproof coffee, anxiety issues are food and diet, why health and change is merely a change of perspective as to what is important, where and how high fat diets are applicable, why he's confused that I'm not a big proponent of supplements despite owning a supplement company, and we delve deeper into my journey and my drivers of change, going deep. Enjoy.
08/06/1742m 37s

#261 - Liquid Meals, Ghrelin & Calories with Tom Bainbridge

Want to have a shake for breakfast, uh oh, think twice... NO seriously, should we, is it an option? Let's have a look at what the research says, what's in all these drinks like Huel, Soylent, Herbalife and Rosa Labs, and delve into the why, how and ethics placed on your health. Ultimately health is key, right? Join me and my new co-host on what is a very salty, often ranty, yet informative, research driven show all about diet replacement shakes, health, and MUCH more. Enjoy.
01/06/1753m 47s

#260 - Environmental Oestrogen's with Dr Anthony G Jay

Should we be concerned with environmental Oestrogen? Do you know all the ways it creeps into our diet? There are 10 top offenders, and in this informative podcast with Dr Anthony G Jay, we uncover the dangers of Oestrogens and what we can do about it. For the purpose of your own research, the top 10 list we discussed are:  1. Phytoestrogens  2. Mycoestrogens  3. Atrazine  4. Triclosan & APE's  5. BP & 4-MBC  6. Red Numbers 3 & 40  7. Parabens  8. Phthalates  9. BPA & BPS  10. EE2  The link to the discussed research on Soy is here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309169877_Combinatory_estrogenic_effects_between_the_isoflavone_genistein_and_the_mycotoxins_zearalenone_and_alternariol_in_vitro  And: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0176039  To find out more about Dr Jay's work visit: www.AJConsultingCompany.com  The doc on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajcco_com
25/05/1751m 57s

#259 - I am the best, are you? with TV's The Dogfather

Want to know what we can learn from dogs? A lot. In this episode I talk to Graeme Hall, the Dogfather (from TV's 'Dog's behaving badly'), a dog trainer that focuses on human behaviour to get the best out of the owner, and the dog, to create positive change. So what if we apply dog training principals to our own lives, can we break habits we think we can't give up, can we do more, can we be more, can we change, for good? Can we be the best at something? Can we stop eating junk food when we 'feel' we can't? Can we lift that weight we believe we can't? This is another life changing episode, if you're willing to apply some very simple principals of change.  Find Graeme at www.dogfather.co.uk
18/05/1739m 17s

#258 - Plant Based Diets with Rachel Guy

Is a plant based diet better for your health? Or for your hormones? Can meat cause cancer and other diseases? Charlotte writes into the show and asks the question, what are the benefits to vegan eating and plant based diets, and in today's show, we explore this topic.  Which is also Rachel's last show, wish her farewell :)
11/05/1733m 15s

#257 - Opening up about Mental Health with Sanctus

Do we talk enough about mental health? I'd say no, and James Rontledge from Sanctus agree's, a man on a mission to spread awareness of mental health after experiencing anxiety and social pressure to conform himself. As a result he created Sanctus, a company focused on providing safe places for people to talk about their mental health. In this episode we explore the stigma around mental health, why it's all in our control if we choose it to be, how we balance being ambitious with maintaining well-being, and the societal demands we now face from the modern world.  Check out sanctus at www.sanctus.io
04/05/1729m 39s

#256 - Your Psychological Training Profile with Christian Thibaudeau

Are you training effectively in the gym? Perhaps your not matching your training to your psychological profile. In this fascinating episode I explore all the character traits that drive us and how this relates to getting bigger, stronger, faster, leaner and progressing in the gym week by week. Should you strength train, do cardio, mix it up, do high reps, low reps, follow progressive overload? Its all up for debate in this training focused episode, connecting the mind, with the muscle.  Follow Christian at: www.Thibarmy.com
27/04/1748m 23s

#255 - Tactical Life Skills with Mykel Hawke

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:  www.mykelhawke.com
20/04/1726m 55s

#254 - Is 2nd place good enough? With Sheli McCoy

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.
13/04/1746m 5s

#253 - IIFYM Debate, Micronutrition & Bad Injuries with Rachel Guy

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!
06/04/1738m 25s

#252 - Powerlifting: The Debate Continues

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.
30/03/1748m 42s

#251 - Powerlifting: Why you Shouldn't do it

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.
23/03/1710m 48s

#250 - Stop feeling hungry & developing Hunger for your dream!

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.
16/03/1720m 47s

#249 - Nutritional science & why it can fails us

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.
09/03/1751m 48s

#248 - Live Diet Assessment & Goal Setting

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: http://bodytypenutrition.co.uk  My website and email list: http://bencoomber.com
02/03/1717m 37s

#247 - Strength, Stamina & The Perfect Body with Ross Edgley

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: http://rossedgley.com/ross-ben-coomber-podcast/  And make sure you follow Ross on social media.
23/02/1738m 30s

#246 - Sexual Trauma & Emotional Eating with Sam Skelly

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’s 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: www.hungryforhappiness.com  And Sam's society can be found here: www.hungryforhappiness.com/societyapplication
16/02/1734m 22s

#245 - Cardio, Muscle Loss, Diet & Macro's with Rachel Guy

If you did want to lose muscle, how would you do it? I know, mad right, but this is a legitimate question. How do we then manipulate the diet and our macros, how do we train, and what are the dangers? Also covered in the show, why and how should we train, despite the opinion of others? Should you do strength training while training for a triathlon or marathon? How do we shift our macros from strength training to endurance?  All this and more in this practical, content heavy show!  Find out more from me at: http://bencoomber.com
09/02/1733m 45s

#244 - Effective Gym Training with Tony Gentilcore

What is effective gym training? Let Tony Gentilcore tell you as we explore these questions.... How do we know if we are spending our time wisely training? What differences are there between women and men training in the gym? What role does mobility play, and how much should we actually do? How many days should we be in the gym? What should you do if you only go to the gym 2 days a week?  Find Tony here: http://tonygentilcore.com
02/02/1735m 6s

#243 - 401 Marathons & it's affect on the body with Ben Smith

If you did 401 marathons, how do you think it would affect your body, let alone your mind? Ben Smith, a man on a quest to find out what makes him tick in life set out to run 401 marathons in 401 days, an incredible feat of mental and physical toughness. But how did that affect his body? How did it affect his well-being? Why did he decide to do such a mad event? What led to this decision? What did he eat? What was his favourite pair of trainers from the 23 he used? Discover this and much more with this incredible fascinating interview with Ben Smith.  Find out more at: www.the401challenge.co.uk/
26/01/1745m 57s

#242 - Be a Badass with Joe DeFranco - 21 Years in the Strength Business

How do you be a badass? You listen to Joe DeFranco, thats what. Joe owns one of the most famous gyms in the world, training the elite of the elite, his gym, his methods and his opinions do not get any better. Joe is a legend and someone that highly influenced the early days of my training career.  In this episode we cover some lessons Joe has learned over his 21 years in the business, we look at some of the core values that define him, the differences between genetics and hard work, the basics of strength, the cornerstone to any gym program, auto-regulatory training, and more.  This is an AWESOME Episode, you can check Joe out at:  https://www.defrancostraining.com
19/01/1743m 14s

#241 - Aspartame, Fat Loss & Insulin with James Krieger

Want to know the science about aspartame, fat loss, metabolism, insulin, weight management, nutrients effect on fat loss, and more? Tune in to this science focused podcast with James Krieger.  Check him our at: http://weightology.net
12/01/1735m 0s

#240 - How to have more success in 2017 with Rachel Guy

What have I learnt in 2016, and how will that improve 2017? What have I failed at? What have I succeeded at? What am I disappointed with? How will my diet and training change in 2017? What life goals have I got? What have I learnt about people that can help me? What do I think you need to do to have more success in 2017? Find out....  Check out myself by googling 'Ben Coomber' and Rachel by googling 'Rachel Guy'
05/01/1754m 9s

#239 - Being STRONG with Zanna Van Dijk

Instagram has blown up fitness, but is it all positive? Does it paint a good enough picture of being strong, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally? Zanna Van Dijk is the perfect person to talk about this with, a fitness blogger and instagram celeb who co-runs the Girl Gains movement. Zanna and I discuss where and how Instagram is playing a role in young people finding fitness information, what messages need to get out there, where to start if you are just getting into fitness, the art of self love, and why everyones journey is different and we all need to find our own level of personal balance.  Oh and her book is out, and it looks awesome: https://www.amazon.co.uk/STRONG-Exercises-Recipes-Achieving-Balanced/dp/1472242343/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481646783&sr=8-1&keywords=strong+zanna+van+dijk  Find Zanna here: http://www.zannavandijk.co.uk  And for all her social profiles, search for: Zanna Van Dijk
29/12/1633m 45s

#238 - The Future of Nutrition with Danny Lennon aka Sigma Nutrition

Danny Lennon, aka Sigma Nutrition, joins me on the show to discuss what does evidence based nutrition actually mean? And where does this start and stop with being our guiding star in everything nutrition and training related? What are the biggest things he has learnt in his practice as a nutritionist over the years, and what are the biggest things he has learnt off his guests on his successful podcast? Where does he see the future for nutrition application with advances in technology? Does he feel nutrition is too complicated for many, and much more...  Sigma Nutrition: http://sigmanutrition.com Danny on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NutritionDanny  Danny on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sigmanutritionandperformance/
22/12/1645m 21s

#237 - Train like an Athlete with Mike Israetel

Mike Israetel is one clever dude, and an experienced athlete, and in this episode you get the pleasure of learning from him. Mike, a professor at Temple University in Physiology, is well versed in training science, so in this episode we delve in to the application of MRV, aka maximum recoverable volume and maximising your ability as an athlete in and out of the gym. We cover the minds role in recovery and maximising human performance, and other recovery practices Mike values highly. Another Awesome episode!  Mikes Website: https://renaissanceperiodization.com  Mike on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rpdrmike/  RP on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rpstrength/
15/12/1646m 17s

#236 - Crossfit Pt 2 - Diet & Training Concepts with Sheli McCoy

Sheli McCoy is back on the show talking diet and training concepts in crossfit. I raise more questions on what is nutrition in the crossfit world and how has it evolved, how is crossfit evolving to change its approach to training, what actually is crossfit in terms of its competition testing, why do a kipping pull up and other speed variations of exercises, what is the future of crossfit, and more. Oh - and we talk about altitude training, mainly because sheli was sat in an altitude training centre at the time.  Sheli's social links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cfsheli/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Completephyzique/?pnref=lhc Or Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/sheli.mccoy Blog: http://www.completephyzique.com/blog/
08/12/1639m 30s

#235 - Crossfit, Good or Bad with Sheli McCoy (Pt 1)

Sheli McCoy is a crossfit athlete with a powerful story, a story that not many know. Crossfit has got plenty of negative press over the years, but let's explore why, and how, and what it is doing to change that. Why is crossfit one of the most empowering disciplines you can do, and is changing things for a huge amount of people? Let's delve into the world of crossfit, part 1 podcast with Sheli McCoy.  Her social links, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cfsheli/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Completephyzique/?pnref=lhc  Or Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/sheli.mccoy  Blog: http://www.completephyzique.com/blog/
07/12/1634m 26s

#234 - Obesity, Fat Loss & Honesty with Rachel Guy

In this episode we get very honest with ourselves and our situations, the daily things we deal with as people that could hold us back, but shouldn't if we choose to be honest about the why and be clear with a solution. Could 1 simple shift in our mindset be the key.... We also muse around educating the obese segment of the UK population and what it would take to change that on a mass scale, as well as other fat loss musings with this weeks Q&A. Enjoy.
24/11/1629m 27s

#233 - Squat Ass to Grass Baby - Training Chat with Dave Cripps

Another training and S&C focused chat with Dave Cripps. Dave has been on the show so another dose of his training wisdom as we talk simplification in training, fundamental movements, common weakness's, where people lack success, how he coaches and more.  Check out Dave on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coalitionperformancesolihull/?hc_ref=SEARCH
17/11/1635m 41s

#232 - Books & People I've Learnt From - Solo Show on Personal Success

From whom have I learnt from in the last 10 years to be successful at what I do? In this episode I discuss all the people I have learnt from that has shaped me as a practitioner and person, both from a nutrition point of view, mindset point of view, business point of view, and training. Learn the books to read, the people to follow, and the ways to think to master your destiny!
10/11/1632m 24s

#231 - Our Feet, Gym Shoes & Vitamins with Rachel Guy

Today's show is an assortment of topics including our feet and how they move, the best gym shoes to wear, our thoughts on vibram shoes, lower body biomechanics issues, and vitamins and the stages of pregnancy and best advice. All with my lovely co-host Rachel Guy.
03/11/1636m 35s

#230 - Be a Fitness Unicorn with Mark Fisher

Mark Fisher joins me on the show to discuss success in our fitness journey. We explore: - What makes us all successful within our journey - Why so many of us lack confidence and where that fits in with external and internal motivators - How Rich Fronin can inspire - but how far should that inspiration go - How to be a unicorn yourself - What FITNESS actually is - How so many of us are caught in a rut with training and t's damaging other areas of our life - Why we choose to be fit, and are we living to those reasons  - What Mark feels needs to change in fitness and what has changed of recent, and much more.  This is a show EVERYONE will get something from, wherever you are in your journey many things in this show will resonate with you.  Check Mark out at http://www.markfisherhumanbeing.com  and at http://www.businessforunicorns.com  if you are a coach or PT
27/10/1642m 19s

#229 - Life's a Journey, but are you embracing it?

Life's a Journey, but are we embracing it's potential?  Are you embracing your potential?  Lifes too short not too..... solo show for Podcast 229, enjoy
24/10/1614m 9s

#228 - Diabetes Health & Performance with Phil Graham

I invite Phil Graham for a 2nd interview on the podcast and this time we discuss diabetes, something that is very close to Phil's heart. In this interview we discuss the differences between type 1 and 2 diabetes, how to optimise it, the role of insulin, the importance of exercise, things you need to be aware of, optimising body composition with diabetes, health considerations, training considerations, micronutrient considerations, and more. I also delve into Phil's transition out of bodybuilding and into the normal world of training for health and performance. An excellent show with a knowledgable and humble guy, and if you haven't got a copy of his book, get one!  http://www.diabeticmuscleandfitness.com
13/10/1650m 26s

#227 - Perfect Body, Perfect Mind with Jamie Alderton aka Grenade Jay

We are all capable of great things, but we have to choose to be great. Jamie is someone I disliked many years ago in fitness, but his teachings and where he is at these days impresses me daily, his mindset, his training, everything is an example to others to learn from. I interview Jamie (aka Grenade Jay) on whats changed, his journey, his habits, his values, his training, his diet, his life, everything, and there is something everyone can learn from in this podcast. Enjoy.
06/10/1647m 10s

#226 - The Pursuit of Perfection with Paul McGregor

Are you seeking perfection? Is it a healthy or unhealthy habit you have? Where do we draw the line with what is healthy, and what is not? Being vein is a good thing, but there is a limit, how do we find this personal limit and channel this desire to be something that adds health and satisfaction to our lives, rather than leaving us anxious and unhappy. We also discuss self-awareness, dressing to impress and more.  www.pmcgregor.com
29/09/1630m 6s

#225 - Biceps Win Races with Hunter McIntyre

Who is Hunter McIntyre? A legend from the OCR world, set to take the world obstacle course world by storm again this year as he looks to win the world championship. Hunter is a charismatic and passionate athlete, pushing his body and mind to new and different levels. We discuss challenging your body and mind, his background into OCR racing, how he eats, how he recovers, his training routine, his love for crossfit, and lots of other random tangents. Hunter is a top athlete, his passion is going to rub off on you!  http://www.huntermcintyre.com
22/09/1648m 50s

#224 - Food Testing & A Farewell...

This week I chit chat over food intolerance testing and their accuracy and have a farewell to make...
19/09/169m 45s

#223 - The Perfect Body Fat % with Rachel Guy

What is the perfect body fat %, or is there one? The body has many ways of showing you what is the ideal, but how many of us are listening to the cues. But we need to, its paramount. In this episode we go off on many tangents, discussing how we view the body, training, hormones, not having a period, fat loss, extremes, being in a good place, and more. It's a content packed show from me and the Fox!
15/09/1633m 16s

#222 - Effort vs Reward

Do you get out what you put in? We continue the conversation that Gaye and Stephanie started weeks ago about growing old, your body changing, and the pressure to be a certain way set by the fitness industry. Another short solo show evolving this topic some more. Enjoy.
12/09/1611m 5s

#221 - Metabolic Adaptation with Layne Norton

What role does the metabolism have in fat loss, a huge amount, but what individual variations are there, what do we need to be aware of? What is meant by the term metabolic adaptation, and do some individuals metabolisms adapt very well to dietary intake compared to others? How have Layne's thoughts evolved over the last few years on reverse dieting and metabolic damage? We also discuss Layne's recent run in with a bad injury and where his training is taking him now. A cracker of a show packed with knowledge from one of the industries greats!  www.biolayne.com
08/09/1640m 18s

#220 - Superfoods, do they exist?

Do superfoods exist, arguments are for and against, but who is correct, and what advice does this elicit for our future nutrition?
05/09/166m 48s

#219 - Environment Breeds Success

Are you giving yourself the chance to be successful? I answer a question from an ex youth athlete on why she can't break the cycle to get back into achieving some success in her life. So I look at the why's, the hows, and the environment we surround ourselves with, and whether this is conductive to success, and how us as influences on young people can help this awkward transition.
01/09/1612m 24s

#218 - Farting & The Gut

Do you fart? We all do, but some more than others. How do we know when its just normal, and when its due to intolerances and sensitivities in our diet? Find out...
29/08/166m 39s

#217 - Toxins, the Gut & Hypnotherapy with Jaclyn Dunne

How does our environment interact with us on many levels? Are we aware of all the things that can contribute to optimal health? I speak to Jaclyn Dunne, a holistic practitioner, hypnotherapist, an CHEK lifestyle coach about her journey with the gut, her opinion on aspartame, hypnotherapy, toxins in our diet, and the 80/20 approach she lives by. Check out Jaclyn and her work by searching 'Mind and body detox' on all platforms.
25/08/1635m 8s

#216 - Fat Loss & Hyper-mobility

How does someone with hyper-mobility need to exercise? Does anything change with nutrition? What about supplements? Its a different case, let's discuss the approach...
22/08/1610m 2s

#215 - Fear of Success with Stephen Aish

Why do we fear success, and is fear a barrier to so much in our life? My guest Stephen Aish looks at why we feel guilt, and pain, and how to look around these debilitating emotions. How can simple mindset shifts start to uncover more success in our lives? How does meditation impact our brain and all our physical actions? Find out more and check out Stephen Aish over on Facebook "Stephen Aish BTN Mindset Coach"
18/08/1639m 14s

#214 - Cover Model Body at age 50!

How do you want to look when you get old? How much of it is in our control? There is an element of ageing gracefully, but also pushing to look awesome, so where do we draw the line of body beautiful into old age...
15/08/169m 22s

#213 - Injury, Metabolism & Performance with Rachel Guy

An injury focused show and its impact on the body and mind, looking at the metabolism and training load, how it will affect performance, strategies to train while injured, mindset shifting, and when it's time to reach out and get a coach. Show with Co-host Rachel Guy.
11/08/1635m 11s

#212 - HELP, I'm not getting results!

What do you do when you're not getting results? You're putting in all this effort, all this training, all this time, and you're not seeing the results in the mirror or in the gym? Find out...
08/08/1610m 4s

#211 - What to do before having kids with Rachel Guy

Thinking about having kids one day? There are things to consider, especially from a health and training point of view. This show is mainly for the ladies, but the men will always learn something here - cause you have a partner right? We discuss health goals pre pregnancy, mindset around this, and training while in term.
04/08/1645m 53s

#210 - Lose Fat or Build Muscle first?

When your training & eating for your goals, which for many is to build muscle and lose body fat, what should you do first, lose the fat first, build the muscle then lose the fat, or visa versa? Many are confused as to what to do first, here is my opinion and what I would do.
01/08/168m 51s

#209 - The Unbeatable Mind with Ex U.S. Navy Seal Mark Divine

How do you develop an unbeatable mindset? Learn from Ex U.S Navy Seal Mark Divine who finished #1 in his class, has toured Iraq, written 2 books, consults for the U.S. defence in warfare, teaches people the route to ultimate success, and more. In this show we discuss a TON, how mark thinks, how he views fitness - both physically and mentally, why people don't succeed, why our brains are the path to success, and more!  get in touch with Mark on Twitter: @markdivine @sealfit  Marks website: http://sealfit.com  Grab a copy of both his books, highly recommended!
28/07/1647m 16s

#208 - Liquid Nutrition: Shakes, Smoothies & Milk

A quick show on liquid nutrition and its place in our diet, where does it fit in, does it fit in, and how should / could it fit into our daily calorie picture? After all, with all nutrition conundrums, context is key.
25/07/168m 35s

#207 - Supplement Research - Why, how, what!

A podcast all about supplements. What to take, why you would take it, in what environment, for what goals, for what purpose, and in what dosages. It's time to clear up any confusion in the world of supplementation.
21/07/1651m 0s

#206 - Nutrition Careers & Education

In this episode I talk about nutrition as a career and the education paths you can take, comparing taking the dietician route, the nutritionist route, or the practical coaching route, and where all these roles can take people, both in and out of the fitness industry, and also discuss career paths and our journeys as a whole.
18/07/1611m 12s

#205 - Is Gym Training Sustainable?

Is training in the gym sustainable long term? Is it healthy, does it have meaning, purpose, and give us enough emotionally and physically? I discuss the various reasons we go to the gym, it's purpose, and whether it's applicable for everyone, and the circumstances you might stop going to the gym.
14/07/1612m 9s

#204 - Training & Nutrition when getting older

Getting older, and things getting harder? Yep, I'm sure you're not alone. In this episode I help a user navigate getting older and the steps you might need to take to alleviate the stress and changes that are happening. I also rant on people complaining about where they are at in life, and whether they have the right to complain at all...
11/07/169m 41s

#203 - Chronic Fatigue with Alex Manos

Chronic Fatigue is an end stage of acute long term stress, so are you at risk? Are you already suffering with the signs? What are the signs? In this episode I talk to functional medicine practitioner Alex Manos on the many contributing factors around chronic fatigue (syndrome) and how we can look to conquer this growing problem. We look at the 6 level approach, the physiological dynamics of such a condition, and then move into discussing the role of the gut and the microbiome and its affect on health.  Check out Alex website: www.conqueringfatigue.com if your interested in this area
07/07/1653m 42s

#202 - Fat Loss AND Performance with Carb Cycling

Want to lose body fat and maintain performance? What if you play sport and you are in or pre season? Is carb cycling just for body builders, or can the average man and woman do it? In this short episode we quickly unravel this topic. Enjoy
04/07/168m 20s

#201 - Mindful Binge Eating & Calories with Rachel Guy

Do you mindfully binge eat? Why is this? You know you're doing it, but you can't stop, yet you still get annoyed at the outcome. In this episode we discuss the paradox of calories and binge eating, under eating, under performing, and how this all connects to the bigger picture. We also discuss using alcohol as a way to relax, and the stress we all face in daily life. This is possibly one of my favourite episodes to date, truly real talk. Enjoy.
30/06/1641m 56s

#200 - Negativity in Health & Fitness

Do you think the fitness industry is negative at times? I do. And it makes you question what the industry was first set up to create, better, healthier people right? Well it often doesn't feel like that, but I think we can make a difference...
27/06/169m 56s

#199 - The Neuroscience of Change with Nicola Buckley

What if you have everything but you're still not happy? Get to the top of the corporate ladder, have a 6 figure salary, have the house, the car, the lot, but feel empty? This was where Nicola Buckley was several years ago, but has develop the StongHer program as a result of her journey. In this episode we venture into the neuroscience of change, how to evolve from a negative state, and how to envisage your future. We wrap Nicola's real world experience with the science of change, enjoy!
23/06/1645m 20s

#198 - Sports Nutrition - How to optimise your body

In this short 10 minute show I talk through how to optimise your body, recovery and performance. Drawing on calories and our total daily energy expenditure for optimal output. Get to grips with this simple concept, and greater performance and recovery is yours!
20/06/1610m 23s

#197 - Extreme Races, Alcohol & BBC Special Forces Hell Week with David Hellard

Team BMF obstacle racer and ultra marathon runner David Hellard joins me on the show to talk about his accidental stumble into running, why he runs now, how he fuels for such races, why alcohol will always be part of his life, why he feels outdoor training can be so beneficial for everyone, whether extreme races are fitness or mindset, his experience being in the BBC program special forces ultimate hell week, and much more.
16/06/1647m 3s

#196 - You choose, but will you?

In this short new podcast format I rant on happiness, and whether you are going to choose to take it or not. Many of us have self-sabotaging habits, things we do that hold us back, the way we think and act that we know isn't 'normal' or conductive to success. Question is, are we going to choose to change?
13/06/1610m 8s

#195 - The Sleep Expert PT 2 - Nick Littlehales

We talk everything sleep in an awesome 2 part episode. In part 2 we cover sleep hacks, gadgets you can use, areas you haven't considered for sleep optimisation, polyphasic sleeping, sleep as a 90 minute cycle, recovery and performance enhancement, and more. A truly fascinating show.  Use code: BENC10 to access a discount on pretty much all Nicks services and products. Here are the links to the interventions discussed.   http://sportsleepcoach.co.uk/sleepscoretest.html   http://www.humancharger.com   http://www.theturbine.com   https://www.vollebak.com/products/baker-miller-pink-hoodie
09/06/1651m 39s

#194 - The Sleep Expert PT 1 - Nick Littlehales

We talk everything sleep in an awesome 2 part episode. In part 1 we cover Nick's history and journey as a sleep coach, the environments he's worked in, some real life examples of sleep optimisation at the elite level, he name drops like a bad man, and we delve into the dynamics and science around sleep.  Use code: BENC10 to access a discount on pretty much all Nicks services and products. Here are the links to the interventions discussed.   http://sportsleepcoach.co.uk/sleepscoretest.html   http://www.humancharger.com   http://www.theturbine.com   https://www.vollebak.com/products/baker-miller-pink-hoodie
06/06/1653m 5s

#193 - The Truth About Bodybuilding - PT 2 with Jon Mills

Part 2: In this two part interview I discuss a 16 week prep with bodybuilder Jon Mills. The highs, the lows, his journey, what he ate, how he trained, how it affected his personal life, how it affected his libido, eating disorders within bodybuilding, whether he would do it again or not, the dogma within bodybuilding  and the mis-information, and what he learned as a person about himself and the pursuit of body perfect.  Want to go one step further and watch his full video documentary, which I would HIGHLY recommend, grab a watch here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/peakphysique
02/06/1627m 29s

#192 - The Truth About Bodybuilding - PT 1 with Jon Mills

Part 1: In this two part interview I discuss a 16 week prep with bodybuilder Jon Mills. The highs, the lows, his journey, what he ate, how he trained, how it affected his personal life, how it affected his libido, eating disorders within bodybuilding, whether he would do it again or not, the dogma within bodybuilding  and the mis-information, and what he learned as a person about himself and the pursuit of body perfect.  Want to go one step further and watch his full video documentary, which I would HIGHLY recommend, grab a watch here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/peakphysique
30/05/1629m 19s

#191 - Dieting, Shake Diets, Mindset & lots of Honesty - I get Interviewed

In this podcast episode it's my turn to get quizzed. In anticipation of Scotland's yearly fitness event SFN, Neil Maclean grabs me for an interview to ask me all about dieting, supplements, what mindset cultivates success, what I have learnt and others can from the world of rugby and pro sport, shake diets, what the future holds, why I did my confessions podcast and what came from it, and much much more. It's 45 minutes - and you will learn a lot and get a different insight from me. Enjoy. Book a ticket to SFN: http://www.sfnexpo.co.uk/ Newsletter: http://bencoomber.com/newsletter Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenCoomber Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theofficialbencoomberpage/?fref=ts Instagram: http://instagram.com/bencoomber Podcast: http://bencoomber.com/podcast
26/05/1654m 40s

#190 - TV Star Anna Williamson on Pressure, Anxiety & Mental Health

Is life now like TV? Social media gives everyone an insight into your life, but is this causing, in some cases, more harm than good? More and more people live life like a celebrity, all their personal info, movements and feelings out in the open for judgement, but is this creating pressure, anxiety, and mental health issues? Do you get anxiety or feel pressured by the outside world and people looking in? I discuss this with the amazing Anna Williamson who has been through this herself in her growth as a celebrity. After hitting rock bottom she sought help, and has been better for it ever since, now moving into this work herself.  While Anna might be a TV star, she is also a life coach and campaigner for mental health supporting such charities such as Mind. Visit Anna's website: http://lifecoachingbyanna.com
19/05/1625m 31s

#189 - Confessions Pt 2 - More real talk about the past & Future!

My second confessions podcast journeying my last 10 years in the fitness industry, except today I talk just as much about the future, as I do the past. I recap on some thoughts and comments that arose from part 1, my journey with caffeine and how I was so wrong, yet so right about some of my assumptions and thus how that led me to the development of TDT, which is now RIP. I then detail why TDT is now now more and why AS is now born, enjoy.
12/05/1644m 27s

#188 - Gym Training, Carbs & DOMS with Rachel Guy

It's a round the houses show with a ton of content as wediscuss; training in the gym from personal experience, the art andscience of bodybuilding, ensuring you are eating enough, beingsuperman, the mindset around your training, the dynamics of DOMS,the science of transdermal absorption, carb loading, carb cycling,competition prep and why you should and shouldn't do it, and more,all with my lovely co-host Rachel Guy.
05/05/1650m 26s

#187 - Seek Optimal Health with Yuri Elkaim

If you don't seek optimal health, what else do you seek? YuriElkaim is the perfect man to tell this story, living life as asuccessful athlete, yet it all went so wrong so quickly. Yuri tellshis story of discovering the true value of health after loosing hishair, and his continued discovery of optimal health. With 3 bestselling books, Yuri and I discuss change, stress, balance,caffeine, kitchen gadgets, real food, family, time out, work / lifebalance, and much more. An insightful interview from a man wellversed in a journey of health exploration.
28/04/1640m 14s

#186 - Kids Nutrition with Jennifer Bulcock

What should we feed our kids, and where are the root issues? Should we give our kids sweets, how do we get kids to eat their greens, and do we need a mindset shift when it comes to nutrition for kids, both at home and at school? Are all the issues we have with child obesity and concentration in school just down to a lack of education, or is it more than that? Myself and guest Jennifer Bulcock tackle this sensitive topic in support of our new video and free book on kids nutrition.
21/04/1645m 21s

#185 - Female Health, Strength & Pregnancy with Jessie Mundell

What happens before and after pregnancy, and how should women think about their health? We open up a conversation for the ladies - but also don't leave out the men in this show (be ready for some hard truths men). We discuss strength, health, post pregnancy exercise, core function, pelvic floor, relationship talk, communication, pressure of society on females and their bodies, self-confidence, and more. All with Jessie Mundell.
14/04/1633m 51s

#184 - Boobs, Group Training & Life Musings with Rachel Guy

A mash up show of lots of your questions, including what to do when your boobs are big and managing them physically, working on your posture, group training and the benefits, where to start with learning about nutrition when your 20 years old, how to be bold and shift careers, the opportunities life has for us, the danger of comparing yourself to life's ideals, why and when to get a mindset fix, and why when you are in a hole - always focus on health!
07/04/1640m 59s

#182 - My Confession pt 1 - 10 Years of Learning & Change

I've made mistakes & failed, a lot, let me share my last 10 years with you in a VERY honest, raw and upfront show, explaining my path, how I evolved as a coach, what theories I evolved with and how they changed over the years, my position stance on the gut, hormones, and building a diet, why criticism is a strange beast, why a life of focusing on the past only holds you back, and how I aim to move forward with my work in the fitness world from this day forward.
24/03/1648m 42s

#181 - Hard Work Trumps Talent!

We get on a rant about working hard over being talented, a mis diagnosed problem in modern society where most problems can be overcome by simple hard work. Rachel Guy and I also discuss leadership within your own life and with others, good books in the area of leadership, and some life experiences we have had both personally and with others. We also discuss training when your 15, how training variety can be thought of outside of the gym, fasted training and the dynamics of hybrid training, and more.
17/03/1637m 59s

#179 - Pre Workout Nutrition & Gym Motivation!

Today we discuss pre workout nutrition when training early in the morning, and how to get motivation back when it slips in the gym. We also delve into what happens when we don't make progress? Whats the plan? Should you be scared to change your plan? Maybe even change career? From changing your training program in the gym, to changing your life direction, it's time to be bold and step up to what needs to change.
03/03/1629m 33s

#178 - Building Muscle with Brad Schoenfeld

Brad Schoenfeld joins me on the show to answer the question, how do you build the maximum amount of muscle possible, naturally? Along with answering this key question we look at training techniques, training variation, the use of bands and chains, your genetic ceiling, training before stepping on stage and competing, training with limited equipment, and the science and application of training for muscle. Grab a copy of Brad's book here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Science-Development-Muscle-Hypertrophy-Schoenfeld/dp/149251960X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1455029727&sr=1-1&keywords=brad+schoenfeld
25/02/1638m 3s

#177 - Is Fitness Your Identity?

Does fitness define you? If it does, this is how to break free from the affliction. I am all for fitness and sport being part of your life, but it's not your life, unless you are a professional athlete, which still has its boundaries. We also discuss how simplicity can be the root cause of a problem, why no one wants to be told what to do, how to talk to people to get positive change, any many more tangents and rants.
18/02/1656m 32s

#176 - Adventure, Success, Passion & Health, You Can Have It All with Pat Divilly

What if I said you could have it all? Everything you ever dreamed of... would you believe me? Join me with coach Pat Divilly, a master of coaching others to get what they want, health, happiness, meaning, fitness, adventure, success, everything could be yours after this next hour with us...
11/02/1648m 2s

#175 - The Perfect Body is Unachievable - with Rachel Guy

After myself and Rachel rant about the evolution of unqualified fitness professionals and coaches online, we then move into another thought provoking show, and breach the questions....Do you paralyse yourself with the pursuit of perfection? Is what you want achievable? Are you so driven, analytical, and single minded that you are damaging more than just your body? Are the relationships you have healthy? Is the goal you have for your body your goal? And more... Enjoy.
04/02/1637m 5s

#174 - Eric Helms on IIFYM, BodyBuilding & Powerlifting

Want a scientific and specific approach to your training and nutrition but at the same time as balance in your life? Learn from someone who juggles a PhD, competing, and living life to the max, with body building and powerlifting expert Eric Helms. In this episode we discuss IIFYM, bodybuilding and powerlifting training, balance in your approach as an athlete, his journey and mistakes, and much more. In this weeks show I also discuss the beauty of audiobooks. If you wouldlike to bag yourself a copy of any of the recommended audio books Isuggested for free, plus a months free trial, visit: www.audible.co.uk/bencoomber  Please be aware of Audibles T&C's, which is always important.  For my individual book recommendations check out these individual links:  The diet myth:http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Health-Personal-Development/The-Diet-Myth-Audiobook/B016QTZZYE?source_code=BIG30DFT1Bk0033WS120712Gut:http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Non-fiction/Gut-Audiobook/B00WKKE6M6?source_code=BIG30DFT1Bk0033WS120712Bad science:http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Non-fiction/Bad-Science-Audiobook/B004FTWGP4?source_code=BIG30DFT1Bk0033WS120712Seven brief lessons:http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Non-fiction/Seven-Brief-Lessons-on-Physics-Audiobook/B013TJOV30?source_code=BIG30DFT1Bk0033WS120712
28/01/1650m 8s

#173 - The Meaning of Life with Rachel Guy

What is the meaning of life? What is our purpose on this planet? Are you happy where you are right now? Do you live with passion in your purpose? In this episode we cover diversification of your education, how to manage multiple training scenarios as an athlete, and much more... culminating in the meaning of life.... Enjoy!
21/01/1657m 51s

#172 - Paralympic Wheelchair Player Dan Highcock on Nutrition, Training & Mindset

If you couldn't use your legs fully, what sport would you do? Dan Highcock got shown wheelchair basketball at an early age and hasn't looked back since after a fatal motorbike accident. In this episode Dan shares his journey, his evolution as person, how his nutrition has evolved over the years, how he structures his training as an athlete, why giving up coffee was one of the best things he's ever done, why meditation has changed so much for him, and much more. Check Dan out on Social media, he posts some cool stuff.
14/01/1642m 16s

#171 - Knowledge, Courses, Fitness & Nutrition - Step into My World

Unhappy with your job? Ever thought of being in the fitness industry? In this episode we talk about 3 key factors, 1. How to get into the health and fitness industry and what courses to do, 2. What to do if you don't enjoy your job and how to make the job you do more rewarding, 3. How your words and how you perceive your world can change everything in your life. I'd like to think that even if you are not in the fitness industry or want to be that there is a key life lesson for everyone in this show... Enjoy.
07/01/1643m 11s

#170 - Mike Dolce on MMA, Fight Sports & High Performance

Mike Dolce coaches some of the top MMA and UFC Athletes in the world, he's the go to man. In this podcast episode we discuss his journey into the world of MMA, the changes that have occurred over his time in the sport - both with and without his influence, the old vs the new school ways of cutting weight, how to reach optimal performance, why getting nutrition and training right is only scratching the surface, and how his personal journey over recent years is impacting more than just the fight world. This is an EPIC interview!Check out Mike at www.thedolcediet.com
31/12/1546m 22s

#169 - HARD WORK & The state of the Fitness Industry with Rachel Guy

Are you ready for hard work? Many Aren't. So we put the ball in your court with some tough love while discussing the state of the fitness industry right now and how I hope it changes in 2016 towards the purpose in which it was originally created.
24/12/1541m 51s

#168 - Working on your weakness with Rachel Guy

We think we're ready to work on our weaknesses, but are we? Really? In this episode we go on a right ole ramble from one users question, looking at our reasons not to change. Another episode asking deeper questions of our nature and rationale.
17/12/1536m 15s

#167 - Protein Overfeeding, Fasting & Ketosis with Dr Jacob Wilson

Dr Jacob Wilson is back on the show to chat about nutrition. Last time he was on the show we talked about training and what goes down in his lab, and now the prolific and outspoken researcher is back to talk about the research on protein overfeeding, intermittent fasting, calorie cycling, what happens if you diet for only 10 days then have a 3 day break, ketogenic dieting and the benefits, and much more. Enjoy.
10/12/1543m 41s

#166 - Are you ready to be AWESOME with Rachel Guy

The world of fitness is changing, question is, are you going to change with it? Since myself and Rachel have been coaches, much has changed, our goals, our plans, our education, our journey, and we have changed and flexed with it, and had many life realisations. Mainly that life is more than fitness, that we are a sum of many more things, and this is how we now live an AWESOME life, are you ready to do the same? Are you ready for an AWESOME life?
03/12/1551m 12s

#165 - Real Life Real Talk with Jason Ferruggia

Jason Ferruggia joins me on the show to get real with why and how we do things in life. Why do we train the way we do, why we eat the way we do, why training 3 days a week is best, why eating 'clean' is best but life is for enjoyment, why stress is crippling our minds, why life is about living - which many of us are not doing, why your mind is the stumbling block for everything we attempt to achieve, and why the expectations of the fitness industry have been holding people back for years in living to their true potential. This is an EPIC show. Visit: www.jasonferruggia.com for more info
26/11/1546m 48s

#164 - Is Our Food Safe? with Rachel Guy

Food toxicity, vulnerability, and responsibility are the focus of this weeks show alongside an epic ramble from myself on how our approach to our own issues and lifestyle factors now needs to be taken by the horns by the only person in power to change it, us! Alongside this we discuss having vision, a plan, how to be critical, positive affirmations and much more on nutrition and optimal human performance.
19/11/1551m 31s

#161 - Eating lots is EASY & Other Rants with Rachel Guy

A show with a million directions today, including discussing on the obese man that lives inside me, calorific foods, the importance of having a busy but balanced life, finding ways of feeling full and satiated, how to follow people you love and catch their work on the road, the importance of playing the long game with adrenal fatigue, accounting for your changes in energy expenditure, and much more.
29/10/1552m 25s

#160 - How to recover from burnout with Ollie Pryce

Ollie hit rock bottom during a career in semi-pro rugby while running a night club, burning the wick at both ends, training hard, playing hard, and trying to earn money all at the same time. This lead him to adrenal fatigue and a 2 year path to rehab. Learn from Ollie's mistakes, learn what helped him the most in his path to optimal health and wellness and why he now runs saviour sports tea.
22/10/1544m 1s

#159 - Raped, Bulimic & legless, yet still positive with George Bryant

George Bryant has been through more in his life than most. Raped at a young age, developed eating disorders, enrolled into the military and got so muscular in his down time that he got compartment syndrome which meant his legs blew up, gained and lost 100lbs, developed the mindset to conquer his fears, and now lives a life of positive balance and peace. Will you accept George's challenge?
15/10/151h 7m

#158 - What to do when all else fails with Rachel Guy

What do you do when you're not reaching your goals? Do you have a plan B? Do you know how to quantify your goals into the situations you are facing? Do you know when enough is enough and you need the help of a coach? When all else fails, stick to the basics. We also cover BCAA supplementation, cutting water before a fight, metabolic damage in fighters, magnesium supplementation and getting the s**ts, and much more.
08/10/1543m 27s

#157 - Get more motivation & willpower - with Michelle Segar

How do you get more willpower and motivation? What stops us from sticking to our plans, and do the things we need to to be successful? What is willpower? What is motivation? How do we find meaning in what we do? How do we set short term and long term goals, and stick to them? How beneficial is self-talk? Are you mindful about your choices? Is just 'turning up' half the battle won? Michelle Segar, Phd joins me on the show to discuss her work on how we think and the choices we make. She also has a book 'No Sweat' available now on Amazon.
01/10/1545m 23s

#156 - Does weight loss damage us? with Rachel Guy

Losing weight is great, but does it leave us with permanent damage both physically and mentally? Rachel Guy and I delve into the mental side of losing weight, how you can look at yourself differently, feel different, but it is yet to be a positive change in all areas of your life, still puting pressure on your relationships and thought process. If you look in the mirror and still don't see the person you want to see, you must listen to this episode!
24/09/1544m 7s

#155 - Movement, pain & ART with Tom Feeney

Any idea what ART is and how it can affect your movement & pain? In this episode I am joined by Tom Feeney as we discuss why people are in pain, treatments available to people, the benefit of taking time to understand your biomechanics, the importance of mobility, how to find a good practitioner to help you, and the benefits of ART.
17/09/1537m 39s

#154 - Are you Happy? with Rachel Guy

If we're not happy, is any of this health and fitness talk relevant? We can talk about any theory or technique, but if our mind and mental well-being is not sound, then nothing is worth it, the mind must come before anything else. In this episode we explore the health of our mind, and use some users examples to crack this topic clean open.
10/09/1534m 19s
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