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Once you can train your mind you can train your body and the previously unthinkable becomes reality. InnerFight's Marcus Smith ...

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April 05, 2020 01:01 AM PDT

So you have bought Amazon or your local sports store out of fitness equipment and built the perfect or near perfect home gym, you have also downloaded the latest app from your fav “Fitspo” and maybe even got yourself some new workout kit.

Week one was all good as you jumped into Zoom classes, shared your workouts with your friends and posted rampantly on your social media about this new way of staying fit.

Who knows what happened next but something did and suddenly you are not super motivated to get out of bed first thing in the morning to workout in your living room, or does it just get late in the day too fast and before you can get your workout in Netflix is rolling?

Any of this resonating? I try and help you out with a few thinking points and solutions in todays show.


April 01, 2020 09:34 PM PDT

Mike Ballard was on the show in June 2016 not long after he returned to the UAE in his then new state of paralysis due to a rugby accident. He was wheelchair bound and coming to terms with that being his life now. Over 3 years later Mike comes back on the show to talk about life, his progress and his new goals which is is qualify for the Paralympics. At the time of recording the 2020 Paralympics had not being cancelled, it now has and I am sure Mike is firmly set on the 2024 games.

After the session I did a training session with Mike which I would suggest you take a look at right here and see the shape he is in, the challenges he faces and the strength that he has. Inspiring on a number of levels.

Enjoy the show.

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March 29, 2020 01:13 AM PDT

It's all you ever wished for but now its happening you are in a meltdown working for home? No. Well thats cool if you have it nailed but I have heard from a lot of people that it is super challenging so thought a quick Sunday show with some hacks would help you out.

What we need to be trying to do for you is recreating your normally work day routine but just at home now. There are some things in this show that are sure to make you think twice but trust me and try them as they work.

Like many things in life being successful working from home comes down to two things. 1 in having a routine and 2 in being disciplined to follow that routine.

Enjoy the show.

March 25, 2020 04:18 PM PDT

Over the past 15 years Dave has immersed himself in an obsessive pursuit to discover everything possible about preventative natural medicine, stress reduction techniques and performance nutrition, which has become a continuing journey that has taken him around the world. This journey introduced him to new cultures, new perspectives, and he has had the opportunity to learn everything from functional diagnostic nutrition in North America and Asia to natural plant healing with South American shamans in Brazil.

Dave's family was hit with cancer. Hard. His younger brother Phil fought Leukemia for several years from age 3, finally being cured at age 9. Only a few years after, his father, an athlete and a super healthy man was diagnosed with stage 3 Adenocarcenoma at the young age of 44. He died in less than a year from his diagnosis.

In this show Dave speaks to me openly about his background which has ultimately led him to where he is today and as he says "helping people achieve a deeper sense of fulfillment, for life” as the founder and CEO of Tranzend health where he has developed two amazing products that we discuss in the show.

Enjoy the show and be sure to check out Daves site https://tranzendhealth.com/

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March 21, 2020 11:43 PM PDT

Google this subject and either 3 minutes or 3 days later you may still be totally confused as everyone has an opinion and every one has a different goal to you. Of course in this show I am going to add an additional opinion, maybe two!

There are however some guidelines that I share, some things to think about and certainly some things that you should not be doing. The most important factor here is that yes, the times that you eat and the frequency could have a massive impact on your performance in life. The second most important thing is to figure it out! I hope this show helps.

March 18, 2020 05:14 AM PDT

Faris al-Sultan (Arabic: فارس السلطان‎) is a German professional triathlete and the winner of the 2005 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Faris al-Sultan is known for his strengths in all three triathlon disciplines. In the running segment, he has a consistent but uncommon form of a long stride and loose arms, described as "looping." In competition, he typically wears a Speedo and half-singlet. His interest in triathlon was inspired by Thomas Hellriegel, a German triathlete.

During a recent trip to Dubai Faris gave us some of his time and in doing so not only provoked a number of thoughts for both Tom and I but I hope for you guys too.

Enjoy the show.

March 15, 2020 01:22 AM PDT

“I am getting old” is something I hear these days from a number of people. My immediate reaction is “Yeah, so what.”

Is age a legitimate excuse or is it just an excuse? What really happens to our bodies when we get older? and what should we be thinking about?

Of course if you look at all of the world records in various sports you can somehow age bracket them so there seems to be a certain time when we are at our athletic peak. However, that's only important if we are trying to set world records right.

I hope this show sparks some thoughts for you and allows you to live inside a great body and do great things for your whole life.

March 11, 2020 09:00 PM PDT

Annika Naidoo first walked into InnerFight in around 2014 with her brother Nik. I could see that both of them liked to workout and were having fun with big smiles. Since then Annika (and Nik) has been on an amazing journey with her fitness, not afraid of hard work and still having fun. Annika was the kind lady that hooked me up with Carey in podcast #604.

In this show Annika tells us all about her fitness journey all the way through to today as she teaches and promotes “Yoga for the athlete”. However, she is not your average Yogi if you know what I mean! She is a member of a power lifting gym and I actually think she has more lifting and working out photos on her Instagram than she does Yoga. That said, she has developed a mindset and approach to Yoga which has not only helped her but, as she explains in this show, is helping her husband and many people.

Thanks to you guys for tuning in and to Annika for sharing her story.

Enjoy the show.


Shows we talked about:
#430 starting from the bottom with Alex Castro

#604 2009 CrossFit Games 3rd placed athlete Carey Kepler

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March 07, 2020 11:15 PM PST

That is no new saying for many of us is it? But how is it that we are still reading things of varying levels of truth and taking them as the truth with no cross checking, no questioning, not a thought?

We are strange bunch as humans aren’t we. So strange that even some publications that we believe to be legit may not quite be. I recently listened to Joe Rogan talk to Colin O’Brady and it made me think a lot about this topic (links to those shows below).

Enjoy the show.


Joe Rogan and Colin O’Brady’s talk:

National Geographic Article:

Colin's Site:

March 04, 2020 03:04 AM PST

Rockay is the brainchild of Daniel Chabert, an ultra runner from Copenhagen. While travelling around the world, Daniel saw first-hand the pollution and destruction harming our planet and felt compelled to be part of a movement for change. From this vision Rockay was born. Combining Daniel’s passion for sport and the environment, he decided to produce the best technical Performance Wear on this planet, but with a core aim for Rockay to help give back and protect our planet.

In this show I talk to Daniel about the process to make a sock from waste, the future of sustainable products in the sports filed and beyond as well as hit him up for advice for people that are trying to make a difference to our planet. Daniel serves up some amazing advice as he encourages people to “be naive and make it happen” and he is confident that in future “people are going to demand products that are sustainably made."

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