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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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Having been coaching people for over 12 years, I have discovered some common themes when it comes to why we sometimes find it so hard to lose fat, and create sustainable health. Throughout the course of this episode I share my top 3 tips as to why people find it difficult to shift excess/stubborn body fat, based on my experience.DURING THIS EPISODE I TALK ABOUT: • Why it is essential to burn more calories than you consume when the goal is fat loss, and how to create a calorie deficit. • How to supercharge your metabolism, and the importance of building a healthy metabolism for long term fat loss and overall health. • Making your health a priority in order to get feel better, live longer and get leaner.ONLINE NUTRITION/FITNESS COACHING: 📩admin@optimiseyourbody.comWe 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 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 have a great conversation with the owner of "Shred with science" - Chris Spearman. From a PhD in Cancer Research to a global cover model, Dr. Chris Spearman is one of the world's leading Online Fitness Coaches, an expert in metabolic correction who helps thousands of people every year to get in cover model shape and the host of the world-famous Shred-with-Science Podcast. Chris has scaled his fitness business to multiple 6-figures over the last few years, approaching the 7-figure mark and now helps other fitness professionals to do the same.Chris' Instagram: @spearmanchrisChris' Podcast: Shred With Science PodcastDURING THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT: • The importance of proper training programming for maximum results in the gym. • The main things that I am looking to improve on leading up to my pro competition in October. • Our experiences with getting shredded for photoshoots, magazine covers and bodybuilding competitions. • Intermittent fasting pros and cons. • Our advice for overcoming an unhealthy relationship with food. • Body dysmorphia, bigorexia and eating disorders in men. • Chris' journey into building a successful online fitness business. • How to be a good personal trainer or online nutrition coach. • Chris' advice for achieving sustainable health and a lean physique. • How Chris managed to scale and grow his online fitness business. • My advice to anyone who is considering competing for the first time.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 blue light blocker glasses.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 catch up with my friend and Wbff Pro Muscle Model- James Alexander Ellis upon his visit to Sydney. James is also a strength coach, public speaker, and prep coach for fitness athletes. We talk everything from our experience with body dysmorphia, to the widespread use of steroids within the fitness industryDURING THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT: • James' viewpoint on supplements, artificial sweeteners and whole foods. • James top tips for staying in shape all year round. • The importance of fibre for gut health. • James' experience with preparing fitness model and bikini competitors. • James' experience with body dysmorphia. • The dark side of performance enhancing supplements, ie steroids. • James' advice for building an admirable physique, and achieving sustainable health. • Our experience with the binge eating disorder and the dark side of eating disorders within the fitness industry. • How to build a healthy, super charged metabolism. • The importance of showing gratitude. • James' top tips for optimising your overall health and aesthetics.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 blue light blocker glasses.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 was joined by Jessica Hickman, also known as 'The Bullyologist'. Jess was bullied within the work environment for around 3 years, and as a result of her suffering, Jess decided to quit her job and start her own company known as Bullyology. She now helps people all over the world who are experiencing similar issues.DURING THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT: • Jess' battle with depression and anxiety as a result of becoming a victim to continuous bullying within her work environment. • The stigma around mens mental health awareness and Jess' experience with helping men speak up about their mental health ailments. • Jess' definition of bullying. • What actions you should take if you, or your child is being bullied within the work environment or in school. • An insight into my previous battle with depression. • Gut health and the importance of proper nutrition for mental wellness. • Jess' experience with binge eating and over training. • The importance of good quality sleep, practicing gratitude and meditation for your overall health. • How to build resilience in a world where a lot of people are over sensitive. • The push back and hate Jess has experienced having built a business around bullying. • Jess' non negotiable daily habits she has implemented to achieve success.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 blue light blocker glasses.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 was joined by Stuart Cooke who is the CEO of 180 Nutrition which is a very successful, extremely healthy, supplement company here in Australia. 180 Nutrition also has a very popular health and wellness podcast- The health sessions. Stuart has always been very passionate about taking care of his health by exercising and constantly learning about nutrition and everything health related. He founded 180 nutrition 10 years ago and within that time he has interviewed experts within every area of health, fitness, nutrition, gut health, mental health and more, on his podcast. This episode is loaded with lots of extremely valuable information to help you optimise your mind and body.DURING THIS EPISODE WE TALK ABOUT: • Stuart' story and what inspired him to create 180 Nutrition. • The food intolerance epidemic and Stu's theory behind why so many kids have these auto immune issues. • The dangers of vegetables oils and why we should avoid them at all costs. • Eating intuitively and Stuart's journey to reaching this level of seeking out whole foods. • The importance of eating more vegetables, protein and healthy fats and less sugar. • Why we should take care of our gut health. • Why sleep is the most important piece for optimal health and how to sleep better. • Tips and tricks Stu applies to keep his kids healthy. • The dangers of becoming a slave to social media and tips to keep you in control. • The challenges Stu faces as the CEO of a big, worldwide supplement company. • Tips and tricks for losing body fat and keeping it off.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 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 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.
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