CrossFit often gets an undeserved bad reputation due to the infamous memes and ‘fail compilations’ on YouTube but is there any other sporting movement that has motivated so many people to start lifting weights?
In this episode Scott is joined by James St Leger who is CrossFit coach, gym owner and UK competitor. James explains why many people have the wrong idea about CrossFit, how you can spot good coaches from the bad, how he structures his workouts, the hardest workout he’s ever done, how his training has changed since he started CrossFit, the things he does to recover from intense workouts, his thoughts on improving the image of the sport and lots more.
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Many people think that the diet of an elite athlete or professional sportsperson must be pretty perfect. However, just like the rest of us they often struggle with sticking to their plan and they sometimes forget the basics.
In this episode of the podcast, Professor Graeme Close reveals some of the tips and tricks he’s used that have helped professional athletes including the England Rugby team, Olympic skiers and famous jockeys improve their body composition and sporting performance.
He’ll explain the key elements of a solid pre-match nutrition plan, how to beat nerves, why athletes should pay more attention to what they eat the day before a match rather than on match day, top supplements to improve performance, his half time nutrition strategy, why he hates cheat meals, how to improve dietary compliance and thoughts on the future of sports nutrition.
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Fitbits are all the rage at the moment but how accurate are they and do they really help with weight loss?
This week Dr Carol Maher, a senior researcher at the University of South Australia, comes on the show. Carol has been researching the development and evaluation of activity trackers and investigating the relationships between people’s daily activity patterns (e.g. physical activity, sleep and sedentary behaviours such as television watching) and their health.
In this episode Carol reveals how accurate the step counters are, the problems with calorie estimation and why it varies between lean and overweight people, the surprising truth about sleep tracking, where the 10,000 step target comes from and the real reason how they help people lose weight.
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John Chapman & Leon Bustin aka ‘The Lean Machines’ are personal trainers and fat loss coaches who have had huge success using YouTube as a platform to reach the masses with their nutrition and fitness advice.
Their channel (which now has over 300K followers) has not only landed them a book deal, but it has allowed them to make videos and train the likes of Lewis Hamilton and many other A-list celebrities.
In this episode we’ll look at how it all started, how the lads come up with ideas for videos and how they keep it fresh and exciting rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. They share why Instagram and Social Media can cause disillusionment and frustration when people are trying to get leaner and why they’ve changed their approach to certain nutrition topics over the years.
They share some of their favourite ‘Awesomeness Tools’ from their new book - Eat Well, Move Better & Feel Awesome - along with how they have overcome big challenges in their life and how they stay on track with their own diet and training when following a hectic filming and travel schedule.
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In this episode of the podcast, Christy Harrison shares her journey from disordered eater to dietitian, and offers tools to help listeners who are struggling with or recovering from eating disorders.
We’ll cover the definition of disordered eating, some of the leading triggers, the rise of ‘clean eating’ social media gurus and why ‘orthorexia’ (the unhealthy obsession with healthy eating) is on the increase.
Christy explains various habits that can lead to unhealthy food relationships, why enforcing your diet on your children could be harmful, the issue with ‘good’ and ‘bad’ food and how intuitive eating can improve your health, physique and mindset.
FFF 061: Disordered Eater To Dietitian & The Rise Of Orthorexia - with Christy Harrison is a post from: Food For Fitness