155: Joseph Morstad: How A Fitness Coach With IBD Inspires Others To Find Strength


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About This Episode

In this episode of the Super Strength Show, Joseph Morstad takes us on his journey to becoming a passionate fitness coach driven to help those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease feel, move, and perform better. During this interview, Joseph teaches us how to focus on the right things in order to overcome adversity.

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Joseph Morstad is a passionate fitness coach driven to help those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease feel, move, and perform better. He holds multiple fitness certifications and is constantly building upon his education to improve his client's results. Joseph also competed as a Division 1 collegiate golfer at St. Mary's College of California where he was named team captain his senior year.

Joseph was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2008 and lost 50lbs in just six weeks due to this condition. After his release from the hospital, he used his knowledge as a fitness coach to help him recover and rebuild his body. Within a few months he had regained all of his lost weight and became even stronger than before his diagnosis. He has been able to manage his ulcerative colitis and avoid any serious flares since with the help of his doctors, proper medication, and adherence to principles that improve strength and sustain health.

In 2011 he completed his first sprint triathlon as a mentor/participant with Team Challenge and plans to participate and improve his race time in 2012. Joseph wrote his first book, "The IBD Fitness Solution", as a resource for those battling with IBD to navigate through the uncertainty and confusion that IBD can cause. His goal is to help as many people as possible find their strength - inside and out.

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More Specifically In This Episode

  • Joseph shares with his story in being diagnosed with IBD.
  • Focus on what you can do and not on the things you can't.
  • The benefits of finding small manageable improvements that you can do everyday.
  • The importance of patience and emotional well-being.
  • Learn to listen to your body.
  • You tend to appreciate something more once it's taken away from you.
  • Symptoms of IBD / Ulcerative Colitis
  • Feeling Anemic
  • Work on your deadlift and getting real good with the basics.
  • Being gentle to your body can sometimes be the strongest thing we can do and also the most beneficial thing we can do.


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