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Hosted by Men's Physique Competitor and WBFF Pro Martin Silva.
Food. Training. Lifestyle.
Martin is a true health guru. With a focus on nutrition and the best foods that we can be eating to maintain optimum health.
Find out how Martin's life changed when he put health before aesthetics with a clean diet and more of a balanced lifestyle.
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I talk in detail about the 5 main lessons that I learnt on my road to becoming a professional bodybuilder. If you apply even 1 of these 5 points to your life, you will definitely yield some great results, whether that be your fitness, business, relationships, or all of the above.DURING THIS EPISODE I TALK ABOUT: • Why you should prepare yourself for a good sleep. • Why failing at things are so important, and how failure helped me reach the pro level as a bodybuilder. • The power of consistency and the compound effect from being consistent with small changes. • Surrounding yourself with the right people and how I found out who my true friends were whilst competing. • Why it is important to embrace suffering and how developing an eating disorder forced me to grow and optimise my health. • Why comparing yourself to others can be toxic and how these comparisons effected my life whilst I was competing.For online coaching email: Martinsilva@hotmail.co.ukWe always talk about how the quality of your sleep is vital and should be a top priority, using blue light blocker glasses in the evening drastically improved my sleep quality. Head over to https://www.swanwicksleep.com/ and use discount code: OPTIMISEYOURBODY for 15% off all trendy blue light blocker glasses.RATINGS & REVIEWSIf you liked this episode then please head over to iTunes to give this podcast a rating and review, this is the best way for this podcast to reach more people and help them optimise their body. Also please share this podcast link to any friends or family who you think will benefit from this podcast, together we will get people one step closer to their goals.WHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN TO THIS PODCASTCurrently, you can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Castbox.
I share my top 5 tips for losing fat the healthy way. I have noticed a trend of people preaching too much about calories and not enough about the importance of proper nutrition. To lose body fat and keep it off means you have to create healthy habits in order to optimise your health, therefore helping you get lean the healthy way and sustain it for a lifetime. It is important to note that I didn't talk much about the fact that lifting weights properly, should be a top priority for fat loss, but we have said consistently on previous episodes.For online coaching email: Martinsilva@hotmail.co.ukInstagram:@martinsilvafitnessDURING THIS EPISODE I TALK ABOUT: • The wrong way to go about getting lean and keeping body fat off. • Why it is important to focus more on nourishment than calorie counting. • How vegetables help you lose body fat the healthy way, and help you improve your overall health. • How much protein you need and the effects on protein on the body for fat loss, and overall wellness. • My 'go to' healthy fat sources and why fats are essential for fat loss. • Why calorie tracking can be a very effective tool to help you get lean the healthy way. • The importance of daily movement and tracking your daily steps for fat loss.We always talk about how the quality of your sleep is vital and should be a top priority, using blue light blocker glasses in the evening drastically improved my sleep quality. Head over to https://www.swanwicksleep.com/ and use discount code: OPTIMISEYOURBODY for 15% off all trendy blue light blocker glasses.RATINGS & REVIEWSIf you liked this episode then please head over to iTunes to give this podcast a rating and review, this is the best way for this podcast to reach more people and help them optimise their body. Also please share this podcast link to any friends or family who you think will benefit from this podcast, together we will get people one step closer to their goals.WHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN TO THIS PODCASTCurrently, you can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Castbox.
Finally Andrew Bond and I join forces in person at our friends gym in the UK. Throughout the course of this episode, we answer 20 questions written in from the podcast audience. Being as we both live at opposite sides of the world with me living in Sydney and Andrew in New York City, it was only right to answer specific questions from the listeners where we answer questions relating to fitness, nutrition, our personal life, personal insecurities, abs and more. Lots of great tips and tricks included in this episode.DURING THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT: • My biggest personal insecurities. • My worst pet peeves that I find within the fitness industry. • The toughest challenge that I faced competing on the Professional bodybuilding stage. • The eating disorder that I experienced and the hardships that I faced overcoming them. • The worst advice that I dished out as a Personal Trainer. • Tips for anyone looking to pursue a career in health & fitness. • Body dysmorphia and how Andrew has massively improved his body image issues. • Andrew's challenges whilst trying to make it as a model in New York City. • Andrew's previous battle with anxiety & depression and how he overcame it. • What motivates Andrew to stay in tip top shape all year round. • How Andrew manages his stress levels. • Andrew's number 1 exercise to perform in the gym for maximum results. • Plus more questions from our audience.RATINGS & REVIEWSIf you liked this episode then please head over to iTunes to give this podcast a rating and review, this is the best way for this podcast to reach more people and help them optimise their body. Also please share this podcast link to any friends or family who you think will benefit from this podcast, together we will get people one step closer to their goals.WHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN TO THIS PODCASTCurrently, you can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Castbox.
Most of us have experienced the dreaded plateau ie when you reach a state of little or no change after a period of activity or progress. I have experienced plateau' with my body goals and also with my performance goals, and it can be very frustrating. I have had a few people message me also requesting an episode on how to continue to make progress whether that be losing fat, building muscle or all of the above, you will get some good tips throughout the course of this episode on how to make the necessary changes in order to improve your results in the gym or even outside of the gym. DURING THIS EPISODE I TALK ABOUT: • The danger of falling into the trap of thinking one specific type of diet or training works for you. • How to switch up your weight training regime for maximum results. • Weight training vs cardio for building muscle and fat loss. • How to prevent overeating. • Why not eating enough can contribute to a plateau. • How to avoid mindless eating for fat loss. • Tips for reducing stress levels because this can lead to a plateau.RATINGS & REVIEWSIf you liked this episode then please head over to iTunes to give this podcast a rating and review, this is the best way for this podcast to reach more people and help them optimise their body. Also please share this podcast link to any friends or family who you think will benefit from this podcast, together we will get people one step closer to their goals.WHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN TO THIS PODCASTCurrently, you can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Castbox.
Mind over matter

Mind over matter

2019-04-1800:23:47

I have been getting requests to talk more about mindset in relation to fitness and life in general. Throughout the course of episode 64, I run through my 5 key tips for creating the best version of yourself and optimising your health. DURING THIS EPISODE I TALK ABOUT: • Why you should "Just do it" and take action to achieve your goals. • The importance of building your confidence. • Why it is essential to ask yourself "Why" you want to achieve your goals. • Training your brain, and why going on your phone as soon as you wake up is detrimental to your health. • Goal setting, affirmations and dreaming big.RATINGS & REVIEWSIf you liked this episode then please share the love and head over to iTunes to give this podcast a rating and review, this is the best way for this podcast to reach more people and help them optimise their body. Also please share this podcast link to any friends or family who you think will benefit from this podcast, lets make this world a better place.WHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN TO THIS PODCASTCurrently, you can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Castbox.
This week, I am joined my James Swanwick who is an Australian American investor, entrepreneur, speaker, health coach, former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN, and host of the James Swanwick Show podcast. He's the creator of blue light blocking glasses called Swannies from Swanwick Sleep, which help people reduce their blue light exposure and ultimately sleep better. James is also 9 years alcohol free, and ever since cutting out alcohol, his life has transformed for the better. James runs a 30 day no alcohol program, which has helped tens of thousands of people quit drinking, plus he runs a program called project 90 which helps business owners cut out alcohol for 90 days and beyond.DURING THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT: • Why James quit drinking and how being alcohol free has changed his life. • Why alcohol is so detrimental for our mind and body. • The challenges James has faced since becoming alcohol free. • The amazing results that James has had from his 30 day no alcohol challenge. • The science behind sleep and why it is so important. • James' top tips for improving sleep quality. • The importance of preparing yourself for a good sleep. • Blue light blocker glasses and how they help us preserve melatonin which is vital for a good sleep. • James' lifestyle and how he stays healthy. • James' daily gratitude practice to maintain a positive outlook on life. • The importance of giving, and why human connection is so important.RATINGS & REVIEWSIf you liked this episode then please head over to iTunes to give this podcast a rating and review, this is the best way for this podcast to reach more people and help them optimise their body. Also please share this podcast link to any friends or family who you think will benefit from this podcast, together we will get people one step closer to their goals.WHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN TO THIS PODCASTCurrently, you can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Castbox.
My buddy Andrew Bond and I give you 10 tips to help you shift body fat. We explain each one and we discuss how some of these tips have got us great results, and also why this advice has enabled our clients to shift fat and keep it off, long term.My Instagram:@martinsilvafitnessAndrew' instagram:@mrbondfitnessDURING THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT: • The fundamentals for reaching your goal of fat loss and optimal health. • How over eating healthy foods can still make you gain body fat. • Mistaking hunger for thirst. • Why eating too little can holt your fat loss goals. • Prioritising sleep quality for fat loss. • Why you should avoid foods with the word "Diet' in. • The "eggs are bad for you" myth and why you should eat them for breakfast. • Eating fats to lose fat. • Intermittent fasting for fat loss. • Why the 'Keto" diet is a bad idea for fat loss. • Why you shouldn't store junk food in your house.RATINGS & REVIEWSIf you liked this episode then please head over to iTunes to give this podcast a rating and review, this is the best way for this podcast to reach more people and help them optimise their body. Also please share this podcast link to any friends or family who you think will benefit from this podcast, together we will get people one step closer to their goals.WHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN TO THIS PODCASTCurrently, you can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Castbox.
Andrew Bond chimes in for episode 61 where we exchange our views on social media. We talk about our personal addiction to social media and how most of us spend way to much time checking and scrolling. Also we chat about some of the awesome benefits that new age technology and social media has provided us with.DURING THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT: • Michael Jackson and our opinion on whether or not he is guilty of child abuse. • Why social media is so addictive. • Social comparisons and why social media can make our insecurities worse. • Our personal addiction to social media and how we combat this habit. • Some of the great things which have came out of social media. • Why social media is no different to processed food and obesity. • The dangers of checking and scrolling, and how to build awareness on your social media usage. • Social media being used as a drug and the effects of social media on kids. • Top tips on how to use social media in a healthier manner.RATINGS & REVIEWSIf you liked this episode then please share the love and head over to iTunes to give this podcast a rating and review, this is the best way for this podcast to reach more people and help them optimise their body. Also please share this podcast link to any friends or family who you think will benefit from this podcast, lets make this world a better place.WHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN TO THIS PODCASTCurrently, you can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Castbox.
I get asked this question a lot- Should I train in a fasted state? Within this short episode I answer everything I know in regards to training on an empty stomach based on my experience and the thousands of people I have coached.DURING THIS EPISODE I TALK ABOUT: • The benefits of training in a fasted state for fat loss. • Whether Carbs or fats are more beneficial for most people when it comes to strength training. • The ideal time to wait in between eating and training for performance. • The most effective training methods for fat burning. • Intermittent fasting.RATINGS & REVIEWSIf you liked this episode then please share the love and head over to iTunes to give this podcast a rating and review, this is the best way for this podcast to reach more people and help them optimise their body. Also please share this podcast link to any friends or family who you think will benefit from this podcast, lets make this world a better place.WHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN TO THIS PODCASTCurrently, you can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Castbox.
@Mrbondfitness and I discuss the most effective ways to develop your abs and how to make your waist smaller. We also talk briefly about how you can shift stubborn body fat, and we delve deeper into the psychological elements when it comes to building an admirable physique. I would like to apologise for the delays when we were talking, we experienced some technical issues with Skype but the actual sound quality is good.DURING THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT: • The dark side of instagram and how chasing likes can be a bad idea. • Events which took place in our childhood years, and how this could be one of the triggers for our previous body image issues, especially with our abs. • How to connect with your core/abs for maximum results. • Our favourite exercises for building your abs. • Debunking myths in regards to developing your midsection. • Why humans find a proportionate, aesthetic physique attractive. • How to shift stubborn body fat. • Getting lean the smart way.RATINGS & REVIEWSIf you liked this episode then please share the love and head over to iTunes to give this podcast a rating and review, this is the best way for this podcast to reach more people and help them optimise their body. Also please share this podcast link to any friends or family who you think will benefit from this podcast, lets make this world a better place.WHERE ELSE CAN I LISTEN TO THIS PODCASTCurrently, you can listen to this podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Castbox.
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