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  • 00:20:28

    Developing Patience for Fitness Goals

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    Do you consider yourself patient with your fitness goals?


    Most people have a VERY difficult time staying patient and focused while they churn and burn towards their fitness goals.


    It's no secret that building strength, losing fat, gaining speed, increasing muscle mass, increasing flexibility, etc, ALL take time.


    It's also no secret that during the TIME it takes to build these things, you have to continuously monitor your actions, habits, mindset, and daily decision making.


    Due to this, it's no wonder that most people can't stay motivated long enough to actually their goals. But in this episode, I talk about how to build patience. More importantly, we get into how to build patience in a way that it becomes habit and also becomes a feeling that is totally natural.


    When something becomes natural and habitual, it becomes effortless. Patience is one of those things that can be built as a habit.


    In this episode I also talk about what it takes to stick to a plan, or trust in a process. Ultimately, fitness goals can directly be mapped to a process. It's not complicated, but it requires that you actually follow the process. If you can follow a plan, you can build the habits of patience, and ultimately create a framework that is built upon being patient enough to work slowly towards your goals.


    Have a listen, and share with a like-minded friend.


    Lastly, if you liked what you heard and got value out of it, please leave a review in iTunes - it would mean the world to me.


    Connect with Gordon:


    Twitter: @gordonalight

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    Website: http://sobampodcast.com



  • 00:34:53

    The Basics of Macronutrients

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    Ever wonder what macronutrients are?


    What makes them different from micronutrients?


    What the hell is a macronutrient anyway?


    This can be a very confusing, or very simple concept depending on who's explaining it and which method they use.


    In this episode, we take a look at the BASICS of macronutrients, and how to get started calculating them for yourself or for someone else (if you're a trainer, nutritionist, etc):


    1- What on the nutrition facts label of food make up the macronutrients?

    2- What does each one do?

    3- How many calories are there in macronutrients?

    4- How to calculate an appropriate number of macros for my body and activity type

    5- The importance of maintaining a macronutrient profile


    In addition, we get into the human aspect of eating right as it relates to macronutrients. In other words, macros are an amazing way to know what exactly what you are putting in your body, but it may not be 100% sustainable to live and die by the macro number, for sanity's sake. What exactly does happen to your body when you stick to a macro plan for an extended period of time? All this is covered in the show.


    If you got any value out of this episode whatsoever, or know someone that would, please pass it along and review us on iTunes!


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  • 00:33:13

    Committing To The Process

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    Do you know what it really means to commit to a process?


    We all seem to know the general concept of committing to a process and providing unconditional trust in a system, but most of us don't know how to actually do that.


    If you're one of those people, you definitely aren't alone. It's also not entirely your fault - it's a flaw in the human brain. When we don't see results quickly (in anything, not just fitness), we make an assumption that the system is broken OR we aren't following the system correctly.


    The big challenge here is understanding that systems and processes exist for a reason, and likely the only thing holding you back from succeeding in something that you've wanted for a long time is that you have been unwilling to trust a process for long enough to see the results.


    In fitness, the process is usually a combination of nutrition and physical exercise/training, periodically, for many weeks or months, in order to see a big picture goal. What's more, is that these things have to be followed CONSISTENTLY. Going about a system or process with an inconsistent ebb and flow will not foster great results.


    Listen to this podcast, digest the main punchline. Listen to it twice if you have to. Do whatever you need to do to understand that YOU HAVE TO TRUST THE PROCESS.


    Be patient, close your eyes, keep doing all the right things and commit to the system. Don't re-analyze for 3 months.


    If you do this, I have a feeling you will certainly see some AMAZING results :)


    If you got any value out of this episode whatsoever, pass it along to a like-minded friend. My mission is to help anyone and everyone struggling with weight issues, fitness, body image mindset, and all things related.


    Also, please leave a review on iTunes if you liked what you heard.


    Lastly, THANK YOU!


    Gordon

  • 00:40:52

    Working Out at Home?

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    Are you struggling to find time to work out in a gym, or at a location outside of your home?


    Do you ever hear about people working out at home and getting in really good shape but you don't understand how they could possibly do that with all of the distractions and lack of equipment?


    The truth of the matter is: ANYONE can get into very good shape by working out at home. Chances are, you can build a better body than you ever imagined simply by working out at home.


    Three things that need stated about this subject right away are:


    1) Can you achieve a bodybuilder's physique at home? Technically yes, but not without a lot of "home gym" equipment.


    2) Can you achieve a professional athlete's physique at home? Again, technically yes, but not without a lot of "home gym" equipment.


    3) Can you lose a lot of weight, tone up, build muscle and become very lean at home? Yes, yes, yes and yes.


    In this episode, we get into the concept of working out at home. What really works, what doesn't, including why most people fail.


    What is the reason most people love the concept of working out at home, but can't actually do it successfully? What are some ways to design a home workout routine that actually works? What sort of equipment is needed to really build a suitable workout room at home? What sort of results are actually possible by the average casual person that wants to get into better shape?


    Check out the episode and hear the answers to these questions as well as some other very valuable content.


    As you begin to work towards this goal or vision that you have in your head for what you want to look/feel/perform like, your confidence, self worth and internal value will increase. As you recognize this, you will naturally be drawn to continue working towards that vision even more. This creates the cycle that will cause your mindset to become strong, focused and unwavering in the drive to become what you really want.


    Tons of value in here, give it a listen and share with a like-minded friend!


    If you did get value out of this podcast, please leave a review and subscribe!

  • 00:29:26

    How To Build a Strong Mindset

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    When you go to the gym, or work out at home, do you have a specific vision of who you want to be that you are working towards?


    Do you have goals, ambitions, and objectives to lose weight, build muscle, or develop strength, but the detail of those goals stops there?


    We all can create a vision for what we want to look like, feel like and be like.


    What most people don't know is that when you create that vision in your head, that's when you can actually start building real disciplines and habits to become that version of yourself. That will ultimately become the route to creating a strong mindset.


    In this episode, Gordon talks in detail about how starting with a detailed vision of who and what you want to become, will be the catalyst for actually working on a consistent basis to develop yourself in that way. The big punchline on this is that your vision of who you want to become should be detailed, thorough, and real.


    As you begin to work towards this goal or vision that you have in your head for what you want to look/feel/perform like, your confidence, self worth and internal value will increase. As you recognize this, you will naturally be drawn to continue working towards that vision even more. This creates the cycle that will cause your mindset to become strong, focused and unwavering in the drive to become what you really want.


    This episode is going to completely change your opinion on why people fail at fitness and health goals, and why others succeed. What's even better, is how most of this can be translated directly to other areas of your life.


    Tons of value in here, give it a listen and share with a like-minded friend!


    If you did get value out of this podcast, please leave a review and subscribe!

  • 00:37:26

    Using Weightlifting to Reach Fitness Goals

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    The body can be developed in many different ways. One of the main ways we can help our bodies is by strengthening it. And the main way to build strength in our bodies is to give it a reason to grow and become stronger! Without giving the body a reason to do this, it will not develop strength, size, or additional support.


    In this episode, Gordon dives into the main way to build strength in the body: weightlifting. This includes many forms of weightlifting, and stressing the body through opposing forces or resistance. Included in this discussion are the many perspectives of weightlifting from people both within and outside the community.


    There are a lot of opinions about weightlifting from those who have never done it, or developed a sour taste towards the subject due to some bad experience. The truth is, weightlifting in some form is really the only way to truly develop strength, muscle density, size, and a more supportive body.


    Have you thought about, talked about, or even tried weightlifting and quickly discarded it as something you don't want to do for some reason or another? I encourage you to think again! Moving your body against the resistance of weight creates such a beautiful result in the way the body feels, the energy levels associated with it, and the aesthetic facade that comes with it. No one who has ever lifted weights and felt the positive effects has regretted it.


    Aside from the discussion of positive effects, Gordon also talks about form, injury prevention, and other common topics from both beginners and experienced athletes alike.


    This is a powerful episode, especially for beginners. Tons of value, and lots of great advice for people who are looking to transform their bodies and lives.


    If you got value out of this podcast, please rate, review and subscribe!

  • 00:40:14

    The Importance of Thinking

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    How often do you give thought to using, developing and opening your mind?


    More importantly, how much do you prioritize taking time to nurture and provide exercise for your mind?


    The mind is the most powerful asset we have. There is an unlimited number of things we can achieve by harnessing the power that we all have in our minds.


    In this episode, Gordon dives into the importance of thinking deeply, clearing the mind, and taking time to develop it through various exercises and daily hacks. You will learn one example of what Gordon does to free up his mind and how it helps him.


    Have you considered meditation but aren't sure what it's really about, or how to start? This episode should to start to scratch the surface of answering that and get you kickstarted off into the world of unlocking any mental clutter you have through things like meditation. Learn how in just a few minutes time each day, you can de-stress, de-clutter, and re-energize your mind, all for free, all from your own home.


    Aside from the high level discussion on freeing up your brain space and decluttering your mind, Gordon also talks about some of the daily practical & tangible results you can experience as a result of starting to prioritize thinking and mindset development.


    If you got value out of this podcast, please leave a review and subscribe!

  • 00:30:18

    The Importance of Movement

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    How often do you think about moving your body?


    More importantly, how much do you prioritize moving your body?


    Too many people neglect the simple actions of moving their body on a daily basis. If only they would get up and put a focus on some cardio, resistance exercising, weightlifting, or simply stretching, they would experience the addictive nature of how good it feels to take care of our bodies.


    In this episode, Gordon dives into the importance of movement on a daily basis. He goes over some of the natural energy side-effects that are the result of movement and exercise, which can single-handedly be the root cause of making someone day infinitely better.


    Aside from having a better day, Gordon goes into the obvious (and not so obvious) effects that physical movement can have on the body, and why everyone should do it.


    If you got value out of this podcast, please leave a review and subscribe!

  • 00:19:45

    Introduction to Strength of Body and Mind

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    Welcome to Strength of Body and Mind!


    In this initial episode, Gordon introduces himself and talks about the purpose of the podcast and brand "Strength of Body and Mind" and what it means.


    He also dives into the concept behind the mindset being the main foundation in which all fitness and health related disciplines and habits are built upon.


    Gordon found a passion for fitness in 2008 when he found himself nearly 100 lbs overweight and finally had the AH-HA moment of "enough is enough." Through months and years of self-confidence and self-image issues, Gordon created a highly introverted and self-contained personality. HOWEVER, by identifying in his own mind what exactly he wanted to be, he was able to start slowly acting towards that goal. Within a year, he lost ~85 lbs, and created traits in himself that he wanted. From there, Gordon has been deeply passionate about fitness, nutrition, health and mental strength. Over 10 years, he has created a system that ANYONE who is struggling with weight or or weight-related confidence issues can follow and grow from in order to get past these issues and become who they want, physically and mentally.


    Get to know Gordon, the details of this podcast series, and his mission with this introductory episode.