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From Chris Moore, cohost of the Barbell Shrugged podcast, "Barbell Buddha" is a personal, honest, unfiltered exchange of ideas. Whether you're interested in training, philosophy, coffee, drugs, relationship advice, perspective, inspiration, whatever, this show delivers what you're looking for.
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A Podcast Designed to Bridge the Gap Between Macros, Metabolism, and Functional Medicine. Here we focus on translating complex concepts into leverage for your health, fitness, and nutrition goals with a special emphasis on content for coaches & health professionals. Sam Miller is a best-selling author in the field of nutrition and metabolism has more than 15 years of experience as a health, fitness, and nutrition coach. His programs help coaches and health professionals improve their clients ...
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As an Educator and Coach at SH/FT, Emily Hightower leverages her expertise in the neurophysiology of trauma and resilience to help clients master their stress response and improve their quality of life. By combining over 25 years of experience as a breathing expert, yoga teacher, river guide, and wilderness EMT, Emily empowers high performers to di…
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Who doesn't love a good snack every once and awhile? Frequency being key here as a new study shows individuals are susceptible to potentially consuming a meal's worth of calories when snacking is added up. These hidden calories could explain weight loss plateaus along with digestive and other issues. Listen in as I explain more about the study and …
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Walking into a grocery store, one would think it would be setup and stocked for the health and wellbeing of the customer but sadly, this isn't the case. A grocery store is just like any other business that depends on marketing and their bottom line. Encouraging ultra-processed foods is beneficial for them in many ways and the people behind the make…
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According to their website, the enhanced games are "backed by the worlds' top venture capitalists, the Enhanced Games is the Olympics of the future. When 44% of athletes already use performance enhancements, it is time to safely celebrate science." Is this a true statement? Or detrimental to sport and society? We'll discuss it all in today's episod…
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Professor Phillips is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging. He is a Professor in Kinesiology, and Graduate Faculty in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). His research is focused on the impact …
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A once demonized food could potentially be a testosterone supercharger for your post workout nutrition but what do the study results indicate? In today's episode, I will break down a 12 week study looking at whole egg vs egg white only consumed post workout and the testosterone increase along with other factors tested as well. Topics include: - Who…
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What is the buzz surrounding the latest Netflix documentary centered around veganism? While the media frenzy and social media debates have brought "You Are What You Eat" into the limelight, it's critical we approach these type of documentaries with a skeptic's eye and critically think about the claim's made that will impact you and your client's he…
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Our friends across the pond have acknowledged the problems and issues with certain additives and ingredients we still fail to take action on and this information is important to understand for you and your clients. In today's episode, we're going to cover 5 ingredients that are banned in European countries but still exist here in the United States.…
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Just from today's title, you know we'll be diving into some questionable material but it's important to understand what is passing as "information" that your clients might be consuming. In today's episode, we'll look at a recent study examining the effects of Oreo consumption, LDL cholesterol markers, the lipid energy model, and more. Topics includ…
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Pratik Patel is a health and performance coach, speaker, advisor, and consultant to sports teams, startups, and VC groups in the health, wellness, and performance realm. Pratik brings unique perspectives gained from his time in high level elite sport (NFL) to enhance the health and performance of individuals in the real world. Using his internal an…
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While it is common knowledge that more sickness occurs during the winter months especially in colder areas of the country and world, few know the ACTUAL reasons why this occurs. In today's episode, I want to cover the real reasons why we tend to get sick during the winter months and why it has to do with evolution and the seasonal variation of our …
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Everyone knows by now the dangers and risks of smoking but many aren't aware of several lifestyle factors that pose a similar risk to an individual's health and longevity. In today's episode, I want to cover 6 specific factors to be on the lookout for when it comes to you or your client's long term health. Topics and factors include: - Obvious Heal…
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Does the type and quality of dietary fat affect body composition and weight loss? In today's episode, I want to examine a recent study with 32 female participates looking at recommended vs consumed fat intake and different dietary fats consumed. We'll also discuss the real world application of this study including cooking oil swaps, meals and snack…
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Dr. Christopher A. Perry, an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University, began his fitness journey at Penn State University, where he developed a robust background in Strength & Conditioning leading to 17 years in the industry to date. His academic path, leading through a PhD at Arizona State University, deepened his expertise in Exercise S…
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You've probably heard me talk a time or two (or a lot more) on water quality and why it's such an important consideration and on today's episode, I wanted to dive deeper into why this is the case when it comes to thyroid health. We'll discuss more than just water quality covering bromide, iodine, food quality, nutrition labels, and much more. Topic…
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Normal vs optimal can be two very different scenarios when it comes to lab testing so today's episode is diving into a few functional medical tests, understanding them through a western medicine reference range lens, and why this is important to you as a coach. Topics include: - Popular Functional Medical Tests - What We’ll Cover Today - Western Me…
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After a recent conversation with a new mentee, it got me thinking about some of the fellow coaching friends I've made in my decade plus career so far and what sets them apart from the other coaches I started out with that are no longer in the industry. My hope in this perspective building episode is that you understand the importance of resourceful…
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If you or your clients have done "everything right" when it comes to your sleep and still struggle with sleep quality, there may be a hidden consideration to investigate. That consideration is gut health and possible overgrowth issues. In this episode, I'll talk about a few specific overgrowth scenarios, the why around overgrowth, and explain a few…
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In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis sit down with Anders coach, Dr. Mike T. Nelson. For those that have followed the show, you know Anders has been in pursuit of running a sub-6 minute mile at the age of 40. Dr. Nelson is the coach Anders hired to help with that goal. In this episode the crew walks through…
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From a women's health perspective, common symptoms of PMS including bloating, cramping, and brain fog to name a few can be disruptive to everyday life. These physiological and psychological symptoms can affect the desire to train and let's be honest: it's not fun. In today's episode, we'll discuss some key considerations within nutrition and lifest…
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Heading into a new year, our wellbeing has never been more important especially our mental wellbeing. In today's episode, I want to highlight some key lifestyle interventions, considerations, and potential supplements if needed to maximize our mental health. Topics include: - Lifestyle Interventions and Mental Health - Exercise vs Pharmaceutical Dr…
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After a few conversations with coaches recently, I can't not talk about this anymore. With having your best interest in mind when it comes to your life and your career as a coach, I see too many fall victim to a few different situations that leave them stuck in perpetual learning mode and not executing to help people in need. The mass amount of cer…
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In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis dive into the thought process and strategies we use to build a positive conversation around fitness and nutrition. We dig into the proper framing of how to eat, the benefits of specific foods, and the steps we take to ensure our kids are eating well. We also discuss the …
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There are certain phases that a health and nutrition coach reaches in their careers much like the circle of life from the Lion King. Most of us start out on our own transformation, gain confidence and knowledge through that process, gain a bias towards said knowledge, then we hit a point where we realize there is more to the story than our current …
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I was shocked by a recent call with a coach recently as she shared she was overwhelmed with how to help just over 50 clients on her roster and struggling with the systems she had in place. Moreover, she told me she has at least 12 clients where she has no idea how to help. Most business coaches would say, "hire an assistant coach" with that roster …
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Juliet Starrett and Dr. Kelly Starrett are pioneers of mobility. They’ve spent decades working with athletes of all types, teaching them how to move better to reach peak physical performance. Their revolutionary teachings on movement and the body present an easily achievable roadmap, which they have outlined in their new book Built to Move. Kelly a…
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One of the coolest parts of my job is that I get to work with coaches just like you from around the world with different backgrounds, goals, and desires and I wanted to share 6 specific success stories with you today. Thank you to Hannah, Holly, Allison, Blake, Molly, and Erin for sharing your experiences with FNMS and Metabolism School and we can'…
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While I could take this opportunity to destroy this article from many different perspectives, I want to instead focus on a few key lessons we can learn from this article and what it says about how mainstream media is disseminating information. I first want to discuss my philosophy with managing nutrition and the 5 M's, you or your client's personal…
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Looking to improve your coaching enrollment in 2024? The term client conversions is simply enrolling prospects into clients and into your coaching program and after a decade plus, I have 3 catalysts or ways for you to improve this area. I'll talk about the belief barrier, the "expert" effect, problem solving, and give you some real life examples of…
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While the shock and awe of Stripe screenshots may do well for engagement on social media, there's a metric most business coaches don't talk about that you need to track if you want to be an in-demand expert coach for the long term. You may have heard of the term Lifetime Value or LTV but I want to be more specific when it comes to coaches and servi…
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Jason Phillips is the founder and CEO of Nutritional Coaching Institute. NCI’s mission is to empower and inspire a global community of health and wellness enthusiasts, with the goal of positively impacting the lives of 1 billion people. They are dedicated to equipping nutritional coaches with cutting-edge knowledge and resources to transform lives …
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I recently joined Michael Chernow on his podcast Kreatures of Habit to discuss a wide array of topics around metabolic health. It's officially 2024 and taking care of your health at a metabolic level has never been more important. We also discuss how bodybuilding can teach you to be more disciplined, the importance of staying consistent with your n…
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Is the 25-40g of protein per meal max a thing of the past? In a very recent article that released this month, "The Anabolic Response to Protein Ingestion During Recovery from Exercise Has No Upper Limit in Magnitude and Duration in Vivo in Humans" (PMID: 38118410), we see that a 100g protein intake has a "greater and prolonged anabolic response" th…
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It can be easy this time of year for our goals and standards to take a backseat temporarily and, with that, comes the potential for negative emotions and I've felt these all too well in my past as well. These emotions including guilt, shame, and regret and we can feel them whether we are looser with our standards or uphold them firmly and miss out …
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Alex Auerbach is a counseling and performance psychologist currently working as an executive in professional sports. He has been fortunate to work with the best athletes in the world in the NBA, NFL, MLB, and Olympians, as well as high-performers in other domains like elite military units, Fortune 5 companies, and venture-backed start-ups. In addit…
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I don't know about you, but as someone who has been in this industry a decade plus, the marketing this time of year is vexing. Whether it's your health or your coaching business, the "quick" approach won't get you very far. I want to share and vent a little about my frustration with this topic in hopes you don't fall for these reactive marketing ta…
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As more and more marketing is put into the supplement industry, we've seen the rise and popularity of adaptogens and for good reason in most cases. These adaptogens have solid research behind them and contribute to many benefits. Today's episode is an in-depth look at the function of adaptogens, some popular adaptogens including ashwagandha and rho…
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With a handful of days left in 2023, this can be your "take the foot off the gas and rest" season or it can be your "separation season" allowing the opportunity to work on specific aspects in your business that will set you up for a thriving 2024. I want to share 10 considerations with you for this time of year (and include a bonus one about enjoyi…
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Eric Helms PhD, CSCS is the Chief Science Officer of 3DMJ. He helps the team members play to their strengths, stay up to date with best practice, and acts as a science communicator, helping lifters find sustainable pathways to high performance. Eric is the chief author of the Muscle and Strength Pyramids, a founder of and reviewer for Monthly Appli…
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Even if your coaching practice predominately serves women from 20-35, this is still an important episode for you from a multitude of perspectives. Today's episode will be covering menopause in women, signs of early menopause or perimenopause, why you should care as a coach, and much more! Topics include: - Menopause Overview - Average Age of Menopa…
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