Best Functionalbodybuilding podcasts we could find (Updated June 2019)
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Welcome to the Look Good Move Well Podcast, where you can get fresh ideas for your training, nutrition, and lifestyle to immediately put to use. If you want to be a sexy 80 year old AND throw your grandkids around like basketballs, listen in with Marcus Filly, the creator of Functional Bodybuilding, and myself, Misbah Haque. We’ll be talking about avoiding burnout, keeping your passion alive for training, and fueling your body and mind so you can look good, move well now and for years to com ...
 
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What are the differences in a nutritional profile for a competitive athlete vs. someone who wants to look good, enjoy training, and have energy and mental focus throughout the day? There are similarities we recommend to all our clients, and some key differences. How do you tell what to change if you're raising or lowering your training volume? ...…
 
When you've lost that lovin' feeling for training, give this episode a listen for some insights into why it happens and how to get out of your funk. Often athletes get stuck in the picture of what training should look like even when it feels miserable, but the best approach is to walk away - literally. Use these pointers to empty your stress bu ...…
 
We get a lot of questions about cool-downs, including today's listener submission. But first, let's get clear on whether you're looking for a true cool-down to transition your body and mind away from the sympathetic state into the next part of your day, or a finisher that will have the opposite effect. Then we'll hit some cool-down tips to give ...…
 
Has a client ever come at you with an unrealistic expectation? Maybe to hit it hard and shed pounds fast, with who knows what going on in the kitchen and elsewhere in their lives? Today we answer a listener question about helping clients get what they need to make the changes they want by meeting them just where they are. Listen in for some way ...…
 
We often get asked for advice from passionate fitness enthusiasts who want to craft a career out of coaching. Certifications are great, but you should also pursue ways to deeply connect with your clients and evaluate their needs. As we start on a new season of Look Good Move Well, we're covering the intellectual as well as emotional ways to gro ...…
 
What’s the hardest feat you’ve ever accomplished? Physical tests such as competitions or difficult challenges are memorable not only because of the toll on your body, but because of the emotions they stir up. As Marcus shares in recounting some of his hardest tests as an athlete, being wracked with nerves, anxiety, and fear is extremely uncomfo ...…
 
Want our list of secret recovery weapons? Number five will shock you! Just kidding - but you may be surprised that our favorite recovery methods do not involve foam rolling, bands, or mobility routines. When you’ve hit some hard training, you need to heal your brain, your soft tissues and ligaments, and even your gut from training stress. Learn ...…
 
Clean bulk? Dirty bulk? Recomp? Today we take a question from a listener who just wants to lose those love handles, and we'll carve through the confusion on bulking and cutting. If you want to look good naked not just this year, but for decades or more, you can step off the diet merry-go-round for good with the tips on both training and nutrien ...…
 
Got aches and pains? Who doesn’t? Despite this extremely common side effect of training (and life in general), fixing bothersome pains isn’t so simple. Today we explore the ideal scenario of working with a pro to assess and prescribe training that helps your body heal and stay sound. And we’ll also give you some takeaways to try on your own - i ...…
 
To keep the joy alive in your fitness, it’s worthwhile to include time to play and explore new movements and skills. But most of us are so busy we can barely hang on to our schedules of getting in a planned workout and making it to the next thing on the list for the day. If the days when you could head to the park and play around for hours are ...…
 
We all know that warming up is essential for a successful training session, but it’s tempting to skim through preparations to “save yourself” for the parts that excite you the most. When you bring intention and energy to your training prep, you can get more quality out of your session and improve your athleticism while still staying safe and in ...…
 
Many of our individual design clients have this question that a listener also voices: what do you do when you crave the the motivation and fun that comes with the community aspect of a gym, while also staying true to your own body’s needs and your personal goals? Too much group fitness can make you feel crummy and contribute to nagging injuries ...…
 
Have you poked someone you love lately…into getting to the gym? Being passionate about health and fitness is terrific - until you turn into “that guy” (or girl) who oversteps when trying to encourage family members on their own fitness path. Today we talk about taking on this touchy topic in a way that shows the love we have for our friends and ...…
 
Simple equals strong! So what’s the role of bodyweight movements in a strength and conditioning program? Controlling your own body is an important benchmark before adding load with weights, and it can also stand on its own as an effective and challenging workout. Today’s episode gives some ideas on how to approach bodyweight movements in traini ...…
 
When you’re looking for a guide for your health and fitness, be sure to choose someone who can not only write a great program for you but also be there to support your growth as a person. What should you look for in a coach, how much should you pay, and what can you do as a client to get the most out of your experience? Get some guidance for co ...…
 
Today we’re digging into program design with the differences between bodybuilding, CrossFit, and the Functional Bodybuilding approach. We’ll cover some key differences between focusing on movement patterns vs. body parts, and also why assessing clients’ needs should be a constant part of designing workouts. If you’re bored by bodybuilding or fi ...…
 
Despite our best intentions, evening workouts can get eaten up by work time or family obligations. Moving training time to the morning can help make your health a priority. But not all of us are cut out to roll out of bed in the wee hours and get after some heavy squats. In this episode, we’ll cover some tips to make your mornings easier and se ...…
 
Lots of our listeners work long shifts with down time in between, or have full-on workdays that make tough training feel like too much. How do you develop awareness of what your body needs and find a sustainable rhythm, even if you work for 12 hours in a row? And what should your program on such a day even look like? On days when your brain tak ...…
 
Before you go keto, start intermittent fasting, or take on any popular diet, check these basics off your list to make sure you have sustainable habits down first. Diets come and go, but healthy practices will keep you looking lean long after the beef and cheese kick gets old. Med School Marcus will give you the lowdown on ketones in your body, ...…
 
A carport gym and a track are all Marcus used to get jacked in his twenties, and if you’re a student or on a budget, you won’t need much more. If you’re thinking of setting up a home gym or are limited in your access to equipment, get some ideas for the essential investments. We’ll also talk about what Marcus would do differently if he were tra ...…
 
Looking back at Awaken Training Series, we’re covering the key themes of Functional Bodybuilding as they’ve evolved over time. If you or your clients are still looking for ways to improve movement quality and progress with purpose, dive into the details of what makes FBB-style workouts so effective at getting stronger, faster, and better withou ...…
 
Protein is one of the factors that makes the biggest impact on your energy and body composition, but a lot of people struggle with inadequate levels in their diet. Today we’re talking about why protein is so important, and how to overcome barriers of preference, taste, and boredom to make sure you get enough.…
 
Afternoon sugar and cravings for crappy food can mean your body is depleted - especially if you’re training hard and getting behind on quality food. If you want to perform better, stay lean, and fuel your body well, listen in for what to change about your daily approach.
 
Grab a notebook and pull up a seat - in this episode, Marcus shares exactly how he approaches meal prep for himself and his entire family, from the pantry to fridge to stove to grill. Fueling yourself with delicious food all weeklong doesn’t have to be a chore or take a ton of time. Get the full breakdown, including Marcus’s tasty marinade with ...…
 
Do you sit down to eat breakfast, or grab a shake to gulp and go? In this episode, we discuss the ins and outs of liquid nutrition for meal replacement, nutrient supplementation, and weight loss or gain. Learn when to choose to chew, and be mindful of how you nourish yourself throughout the day.
 
Big changes to the competitive landscape of fitness mean an opportunity to re-examine your priorities in training. While those who dream of competing on a big stage may face disappointment, there are still many unknowns in what opportunities you'll have - and ways for both competitive and non-competitive athletes to get fired up about the train ...…
 
If your heavy squat is incomplete without one big breath and a weight belt, tune in for some tips on breathing and bracing under different types of contractions. (Those of you in Awaken Training Series getting to that 15-second overhead squat are going to love this one.) And for conditioning work, Marcus shares some surprising advice for breath ...…
 
The heart-pumping feeling of competing with the person next to you at your gym can be addictive. Your adrenaline can pull you into greater capacity. But is it the wisest choice for day to day training? Turning on the racing switch means there’s little room for quality movement and improving technique. This episode is for coaches whose athletes ...…
 
What does Marcus - a 6x Games athlete - really miss about competing under the bright lights? And what lessons from that carry over to anyone who needs to change focus in their training, work, or life? If you’re bummed about the Regionals changes or life has thrown you a curveball in other ways, listen in for some gems on how to take what inspir ...…
 
Food is an investment of your time that pays dividends in how your body feels and performs. If there’s something in your diet you suspect is stressing your system, learn how to experiment with eliminating categories of food for a time. Then we’ll hit three ways to keep your wallet happy and your food quality high.…
 
Treat your brain as if it's the biggest, most beautiful muscle you've got and see what results you can get from your training when you slow down enough to take it in. There's a time and place to let your hair down, shut it off, and go - but more progress, satisfaction, and lessons that carry over to the rest of your life are all available to yo ...…
 
Have you ever tried to change your nutrition by cutting out things like sugar and alcohol completely, but struggled to keep it up over the long term? Listen in for the three questions to ask yourself or your clients before any habit change with nutrition or training - and get some bonus tips on switching things up without having to think about ...…
 
Functional Bodybuilding took off as an alternative to constant high volume, high intensity training often found in group classes, but you don't have to go it alone to train in this style. Here's a look at how Functional Bodybuilding can work for groups to promote quality of movement, unilateral strength and balance, and support for aesthetics w ...…
 
We all know the Instagram highlight reel doesn't show the full picture. But when failure is mostly invisible, how can you learn more about encountering the edge of your abilities in your training? Failure is an opportunity to grow and learn, but before you go for that 1RM, check the "failure matrix" in this episode for some keys to make the mos ...…
 
Feeling vulnerable, afraid, and fragile is so uncomfortable that many people try to avoid it at all costs. Whether it's a competition, a scary workout, an uncomfortable movement, or something else in your life, getting cozy with that dark place of fear can ultimately lead to expansive learning and growth. Today we take a look at how to approach ...…
 
Are your goals realistic? Today we’ll walk through shifting priorities with health, performance, and aesthetic goals and how to make sure your goals align with the way you live your life, breaking down some misconceptions on the way. We’ll leave you with a little homework for getting clear on your goals and would love to hear your results.…
 
Hold the heavy breathing - at least until you've thought through your approach to intensity in training. Intensity has its place, but no one can live there all the time. Here's how to combine Functional Bodybuilding with intensity peaks so you can build your fundamentals of motor control, mechanics, strength, and consistency, and then turn on t ...…
 
Attention Awaken Training Series participants, or anyone wanting to get the most out of your training: here’s the one thing to focus on outside the gym to see your positive results stack up fast. Not in the program? Registration is open until Sunday, July 8 at 5pm Pacific!By Functionalbodybuilding.net.
 
When you physically lose your strength, what lessons from your training will you share with others, and how does struggling with weights affect other parts of your life? Come back to the weight room and look through the lens of how consistency and focus can change your outlook on life, and what happens when you explore the limits of what you’re ...…
 
If you’re doing anything other than lying on the couch, risk of injury is always a factor. Today we’re talking about the fears and mental anguish that come with injury, how to give your body space to heal while still enjoying movement, and the valuable learning that can come from being fragile. For more episodes and bonus content, head over to ...…
 
Ever wish someone would hand you the magic macros for legit performance and a body to match? Before you dial in those digits, take a listen to find out what counting macros can and can’t do for you, and how to get the most from your experience if you decide to step up your tracking. For more episodes and bonus content, head over to https://func ...…
 
How do you know when you've truly outgrown your training plan or coach, or whether you simply haven't trusted the process enough? Getting the best from your training takes time and commitment, but we all have moments of doubt, especially when plateaus, injuries, or other life changes happen. Find out how to know if you should stay put or go.…
 
Learn some ways to evaluate your own body’s readiness for the training ahead and still make great use of your time in the gym. When do you start counting your working sets? The answer depends, so listen in to see how to prepare your body so you hit your priorities for the day. For more episodes and bonus content, head over to https://functional ...…
 
Unlock the secrets of tempo training including a breakdown of what all those numbers mean, common mistakes, and how tempo can develop new capacities in your training when used correctly. (Awaken Training Series participants, take note.) And if you weirdos really want to try it, we'll give you the puke workout too. For more episodes and bonus co ...…
 
Movement pattern nerds, this one is for you. Using the shoulder press as an example, we talk about elements of movement variations to fire different muscles, adapt to limitations, fix junky patterns, and understand what works best for your body to build strength and move well. For more episodes and bonus content, head over to https://functional ...…
 
Step away from the foam roller and get yourself sweaty and ready for whatever your session calls for in ten minutes or less. We'll show you how to use Functional Bodybuilding to awaken your body efficiently and build strength and skill while you're at it. For more episodes and bonus content, head over to https://functionalbodybuliding.net and s ...…
 
Even though it affects your body composition, you can’t always control the stressors coming at you in life. But you can evaluate your own mental, physical, and emotional needs and respond with intention. What happens under the hood is the ticket to health - give this episode a listen to check in with yourself about your stress and learn some ...…
 
People search endlessly for the one diet or way of eating that will keep them looking good and moving well - but maybe the trick is to not diet at all. In this episode on intuitive eating, we talk about alternatives to tracking every macro and how to develop awareness of other factors that influence how nutrients affect your body. For more epis ...…
 
When you wake up, do you consciously decide what you’ll do to start your day right? Or are you simply reacting to the stream of information flowing your way? A great morning routine is common among top performers - build some awareness around what works for you with some tips from this episode. For more episodes and bonus content, head over to ...…
 
Vacuuming. Getting out of the car. Standing up. It’s easy to take our ability to move for granted, until it’s taken away. Just like Marcus’s baby daughter, the more ways you can move, the more freedom you have in life. Finding your own entry point into loving the way you can move will also keep you motivated in your training. Listen in to get i ...…
 
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