Too many people are scared of failure, but it shapes success. In this podcast I continue my story of how I went from bad personal trainer, to AWESOME personal trainer.
I share the story where I realised I was bad, the self-awareness steps I went through, and how it shaped my career as a coach. This is the 2nd half of the introduction to my book 'How to be an Awesome Personal Trainer', which is available on Amazon if you'd like to buy it:
Want to share your story? Hit me up.
This week, co-host Tom and Emma Storey-Gordon return to chat about metabolically healthy obesity. Does it really exist, is it a good thing to be promoting, and is there more to the story?
By objectively delving into the topic with as little bias as possible, it very quickly looks a lot more nuanced and fascinating than most probably realise...
It's always a pleasure having Emma on the show, so we hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it!
What is the vision for your future? For your life? For your career?
In this short podcast I talk about my career when I was younger by reading the Introduction to my book 'How to be an Awesome Personal Trainer'.
This book is an autobiography of my work career, with life, business and coaching lessons intertwined into the story. And so this podcast focuses today on vision, tenacity and hard work, the backbone of anyone successful...
My book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OvVreO
William Pullen is a running psychotherapist, yeah, I had no idea what that was either. But what ensued is one of my most enjoyable podcasts yet. I delve into Will's journey into his job, explore the power that movement has in giving people emotional momentum, we share stories that have empowered ourselves, and we breech the core topic of "can running help combat depression", and if so, how, and why?
Find Will here: http://williampullenpsychotherapist.com
People complain about healthy food being expensive, but is it?
People buy a Cost Coffee everyday but complain about the cost of a gym membership, is this complaining fair, is health and fitness expensive, or is it a case that we don't value the cost of things that make us fit and healthy, but wouldn't blink twice at paying £4.50 for a pint of beer or glass of wine?
Lets get objective, as what we value is key here.
What if we are damaging our health through supposed healthy habits?
Many of us are guilty of taking extreme approaches, or just taking things too far. In fitness we need to aim for balance, but how many people are truly living with balance, rather oscillating from one extreme to the next. Training with weights, dieting, our mindset and environment, our beliefs, injury risk, movement, pain, we discuss it all after a listener writes into the show with quite a story, and me and Tom share ours....
Confused whether HIIT or LISS cardio is best? Don't be, lets get some clarity on this short sharp show where I discuss the pros and cons of HIIT and LISS cardio so you know what to do and why so you can exercise more effectively, which leads into the topic of calories and human performance!
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If you could ask me ANYTHING what would it be?
I get interviewed by Elliot Reeves (Inspired Edinburgh) on my 13 year journey to date. We discuss my ego, my view of myself, the world as I see it, my career, why I've made selfish choices, prioritising, blocks to success, my legacy, negatives of social media, advice to my younger self, and more.
This interview was filmed 1-2-1, face to face, hard questions were asked. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did recording.
Do you know a couple that can't get pregnant?
I've helped many couples conceive, its an area of my work that just seemed to happen in the early years. And to be honest my approach is super simple. But there are a few key things I believe to be fundamental in preparing the body to give life and carry that life.
A short podcast on my top tips for getting pregnant and bringing a healthy life into the world
CBD or cannabidiol is a topic that's on everyone's lips at the moment. While some think it's little more than an overhyped fad, others are claiming it will help everything from sleep to cancer - but what's the truth?
In this show co-host Tom chats to Evan DeMarco of Omax nutrition about what CBD is, how it works and what it can be used for in the general public. What's its interaction with inflammation, recovery and performance as well as the upcoming research on more clinical issues.
Overall this was a fascinating conversation, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Want to join my new private Facebook Community?
I've just created a new community called #AskBen Coomber, it's a place I'll be doing live Q&As, sharing my training and nutrition updates, and levelling with you on a more personal level and helping YOU as much as I can.
I'll also be uploading my seminars and I've already uploaded my talk '25 Reason's you're not losing body fat', my favourite talk to deliver.
Hit this link to join, be warned, massive value inside: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bencoombercommunity/
99% of people hate talking about money, why?
We have a culture of money secrecy, people scared to talk about what they earn, how much something cost, or what something is really worth. Yet we all want more?!
I welcome Jason Graystone onto the show (Tier One Trading) as we talk about his journey to financial freedom, investing, and why some peoples perception of money is holding them back.
Jason's website: https://jasongraystone.com
Note: This show is not financial advice, but opinion.
Do you know what it is?
The ONE thing that will make you more successful?
It's no secret, in fact the hint is in the title.
Apply this tip and scale up your success at ANYTHING in life.
Enjoy. And if you've feedback for the show, hit me up on social :)
What does it take to be as strong as Sonny Webster?
Join me as I interview Sonny Webster, a hugely popular man on Instagram throwing around silly weights all over the place, we discuss his journey into olympic weightlifting, what made him great, the steps he took to reach the world stage, his diet, his philosophy on being the best, and where he's heading now.
Watch out for Part 2 as we go deeper into his training methodologies.
Check Sonny out at: http://www.sonnywebster.com
Struggle with confidence in what you do and who you are?
This needs to change, today. In todays podcast I want to discuss you and your ability to sell yourself. See, we're all sales people, whether you like it or not.
We're selling ideas, ideals, beliefs, values, products, services, methods, nowhere can you avoid selling yourself.
So today it's time to get comfortable with that and go out and tell the world how awesome you are!!
Do you struggle with the weekend? Eat great during the week but it all goes to pot at the weekend? Perhaps its to do with your all our nothing mentality, or perhaps your mindset, planning and reasoning needs work?
Ultimately, are you getting the results you want right now?
Join us as we go deep into the reasons people binge, stall & hold themselves back. This is all off the back of some recent teaching we're doing & 2 very poignant listener questions.
Our teaching systems: https://btn.academy
Are you, honestly, being honest with yourself?
With a diet, with change, with a training program, we have to be 100% raw and honest with ourselves and what we've done to get the outcome we've got, otherwise we bulls*** ourselves, and that never leads to positively moving forward, its just leads to frustration and anger.
What would you tell your younger self if you had the chance?
What books would you get yourself to read as early on in life as possible?
Have you learnt from your failures, or are you wallowing in them letting them define your future actions in a negative way?
Mark Whittle interviewed me on my failures, how I feel they've defined me, who inspires me, events that have shaped me, and more.
Enjoy, link to the Take Flight Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/take-fl1ght/id1339336927?mt=2
Do you procrastinate? Do you lack clarity? Does it always feel like you're fighting a losing in battle in your head?
It's time to clean your house...
Have a couple of beers and people can loose their S*** when you're a 'fitness guy'. Reality is Tom and I drink a few times a week, but what is the safe or healthy level of alcohol consumption?
What about processed meats that have been linked to cancer?
In this episode we talk about the ACTUAL REAL RESEARCH when it comes to alcohol & bacon and its impact on cancer and other diseases.
+ tangents on health, lifestyle, personal choice, and the internet in navigating your fitness journey.