Get this Week’s Episode:
Kevin Larrabee (Twitter), Dr. Jonathan Fass,
and Leigh Peele
- Shout out to Ray
- Destination Abs Update
- What up Leigh?
- Hey guys,What up from Australia?
Can we talk about poop? I know it’s not everyone’s favourite topic but it’s so darn important! Especially when it’s an issue… I’ve had digestive problems since I can remember, tried all manner of things but still the struggle and confusion continues. I had an eating disorder when I was younger and I abused laxatives quite a lot which I know hasn’t done anything for the strength of my ‘movements’ (so yes, the issue here is lack of). These days I eat better than anyone I know in terms of getting enough fibre, water and all the ‘stuff’ that’s spose to move things along.
Long ago I was lead into the natural health world looking for solutions and now am so overwhelmed with talk of yeast/Candida, fungus, parasites and all other manner of things you don’t want to think about that may be affecting my system. I’ve also heard varying opinions of colonics and enemas – help or hindrance? So, I ask, yeh scholars of fitcast, what is one to do? I would love to hear the realistic approach to solving digestive issues, what to do, what not to do, what to worry about and what to pass off as quackery!?
- Hi guys…(gal) 🙂 Love the podcast!
My question: the holidays are coming and I stress out alittle about what I want to give my clients. I usually make a high protein trail mix and package it in a pint size container with the recipe attached. It is popular and my clients love it-however, I have clients now going on 3 years and I am looking for something different. Any suggestions?
What do each of you you do for your clients? Thanks, Teri
ps I am mentioning the word “boobs” so that I might win a t-shirt!-Teri
- Hi Guys!I am an ROTC cadet training for the Army Physical Fitness Test (or APFT) and have a couple of questions for you. The APFT consists of three events: as many pushups as you can do in two minutes, as many situps as you can do in two minutes, and a 2 mile run. So far I’ve been doing pretty well on the test but I’m running into a dillema. It seems that from where I am right now if I want to improve in one event I have to sacrafice another. For example, if I want to perform well in the run, then I diet and do a lot of aerobic exercise, which seems to prevent me from improving my pushups at all. Conversely, if I start taking in the calories I need to improve my strength, my body fat starts creeping up, which slows me down on the run.
So, the question I have for you guys is twofold. First, how do you lose fat without losing strength and second, how do you create, say, a 20 week periodization program for pushups that takes into account the need to carry a low body fat on competition day. The pushup program I’ve been using for the last seven weeks or so is the 100 pushup program (google it and you’ll know), which quite frankly failed miserably, so any help you could give me would be great. As a reference for you, I am around 6″1′, 175 lbs, probably around 10-15% bodyfat (just guessing), and currently am able to do 82 pushups, 106 situps, and run 12:32 2 mile. Ideally, I would like to 110 pushups, 115 situps, and 11:30 run time.
- Hey guys,I was wondering if you could recommend any academic journals that are relatively accessible for those of us that don’t have advanced degrees in kinesiology. I have access to journal databases through my school, but most of the journals I’ve come across tend to be a bit too scientific and I start to blow out brain cells. Any info would be great. I’m sure there’s more information out there than what the internet and magazines supply. Thanks!
- Hey Kevin, Dr. Fass and what up leigh,
First i wanted to say that i am an English Texan (do the best accent you can for that Kevin).Just wanted to let you know that you have inspired me to hand out lift strong bracelets with some reduced calorie baked goods to my clients for their holiday gift. Hopefully this will raise awareness of the program. I ordered 50 to pass out and I will make sure everyone that know about it that gets one. Thanks for all you guys do and keep up the good work
- What are some DVDs you all would recommend for non-professionals, just for normal people looking to improve their workouts?Also, more specifically, who do you recommend for more information on Kettlebells?-MJ
- To make a long story short, I was recently diagnosed with a condition known as ulcerative colitis that had me on bed rest for a month straight. Then just 14 days ago I had to have an emergency surgery (Total Abdominal Colectomy), and now I have to deal with an ostomy for 6 months or so before I have to get yet another surgery.Here’s my main dilemma. I lost my muscle mass. Literally ALL of it. I went from a lean and muscular 175 to a weak and skinny fat 149 due to literal starvation during my long hospital stay. I’m basically looking for any advice and hope you might have for me in terms of getting back to where I used to be. They tell me I can’t lift more than 15 or so pounds for another 6-8 weeks…so that’s even more time I have to miss out on. Is there anything I can be doing in the meantime to start re-building? I’d appreciate ANY advice regarding this.
And if there are any coaches or athletes you know who suffer from the same condition I have, I would really like to contact them if you have any names. This is a new and scary chapter of my life, and I’m looking for all the help and advice I can get.