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Episode 37: Staying motivated during lockdown

Episode 37: Staying motivated during lockdown

April 9, 2020

In todays episode I discuss some of the factors as to why you might not be as motivated right now training from home and how you can overcome that.

To watch todays episode head over to YouTube: https://youtu.be/qYNS1hVeRxs

@vwphysique
www.vwphysique.com

Episode 36: Guest interview with Joe Jeffery on Birth Control and Body Composition

Episode 36: Guest interview with Joe Jeffery on Birth Control and Body Composition

April 7, 2020

In todays episode we see Joe Jeffery return to the podcast to discuss all things oral birth control and female body composition.

Joe denotes research through the episode making this a golden nugget for anyone out there who loves an evidence based approach. We discuss some of the different oral contraceptive used and the effects of the body, which in some cases can be fairly negative. If you're a female competitor then this is a must listen.

A good teaser for the free content will be posting on his new website.

@vwphysique
@joejefferycoaching
www.vwphysique.com

Episode 35: How to avoid overeating and setting mini goals

Episode 35: How to avoid overeating and setting mini goals

April 3, 2020

In the current lockdown situation over eating is a fairly common occurrence. Through the work I've done with clients over the year I discuss ways we have avoided it or combatted it. 

I also discuss our new 6 Week Lockdown Physique program that ensures you can mobilise fat, add muscle mass or maintain your physique whilst working out from home. 

@vwphysique
www.vwphysique.com

https://www.vwphysique.com/product/6-week-lockdown-physique-program/

Episode 34: Training methods and nutritional strategies in the lockdown

Episode 34: Training methods and nutritional strategies in the lockdown

March 27, 2020

In todays episode I give my advice on how you can take advantage of other mechanisms of hypertrophy (adaption) in your training throughout the lock down and also how you can adapt your nutrition.

People have been so disheartened they can't get as much load on the bar, but many have failed to realise we can create change else where through metabolic stress and mechanical tension.

Many will also be unaware that they will need to adapt their nutrition based on energy output and recovery demands being down. I let you know exactly how I've adapted most of my clients nutrition to combat this.

@vwphysique
www.vwphysique.com

Episode 33: Mental Health and the lockdown with Clara Swedlund

Episode 33: Mental Health and the lockdown with Clara Swedlund

March 24, 2020

In todays episode the team discuss how to bullet proof your mental health around the lockdown. The gym is an outlet for many, being told they can no longer go or even step outside more than once a day can leave many feeling lost and alone.

Clara, an exercise psychologist, offers her strategies to deal with the worry and stress that you might be feeling and also shares some of the thoughts that went through her own head last week, and how she managed to overcome them.

If you love exercise, physique development and bodybuilding this episode is a MUST listen to ensure you take care of your mental health, we are all in the same boat, and we will only get through this one way....together.

@vwphysique
@claritasw_vwphysique
www.vwphysique.com

Episode 32: Strategies now your show is cancelled

Episode 32: Strategies now your show is cancelled

March 20, 2020

In light of recent events the start of British body building 2020 has been shut down. With some federations saying they will run 1 show only this year and others rescheduling for another 16-18 weeks time.

In todays episode I discuss what your options are now and how to make changes depending on which one you chose.

@vwphysique
www.vwphysique.com

Episode 31: Guest interview with Ally Burdge on Type 1 Diabetes

Episode 31: Guest interview with Ally Burdge on Type 1 Diabetes

March 19, 2020

In todays episode we bring you one the VW Physique coaches, Ally Burdge. He is a type 1 diabetic and gives a great insight into how he manages it alongside body building.

We discuss exactly what diabetes is, how insulin usage can change depending upon body composition and the phase your in: bulk or dieting. 

The episode also allowed us to discuss his prep last year and the problems that we encountered when carb loading into the show.

@vwphysique
@allyburdge_vwphysique
www.vwphysique.com

Episode 30: Guest interview with Chloe Pickford on taking time away from the stage

Episode 30: Guest interview with Chloe Pickford on taking time away from the stage

March 12, 2020

In todays episode we bring you PCA British Athletic Figure and Overall Champion Chloe Pickford.

We discuss the importance of time away from the stage, choosing your coach and how to overcome any obstacles you face post prep such as binging.

@vwphysique
@cpt_fitness
www.vwphysique.com

Episode 29: Guest interview with Dr Eric Balcavage on the Thyroid

Episode 29: Guest interview with Dr Eric Balcavage on the Thyroid

March 5, 2020

In todays episode we bring you Dr Eric Balcavage to discuss all things related to clinical/sub clinical hypothyroidism. Eric describes the function of the thyroid in great detail, but also goes into how we can see a under active thyroid wrongly diagnosed.

He confidently backs up his statement by describing how t3 interacts with all bodily systems and functions, leading to dysfunction, inflammation and chronic stress. He seamless connects the dots, explains the x, y a z and it will truly blow your mind at some of the knowledge bombs he drops.

A superb episode for anyone out there having thyroid issues and what they can do to help their situation. With the take home message being to manage stress more effectively, eat well, value recovery and body.

Pre order Thyroid Debacle:
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Episode 28: Refeeds and Deloads

Episode 28: Refeeds and Deloads

February 27, 2020

In todays episode I discuss the why and how someone might need a refeed or a deload. At a time many will be dieting for a show/shoot there will be a lot of instagram about people consuming burgers and chips on their refeed day then looking better a few days later. This can often give people a false sense of what a refeed is there to do and a thought that they might need one (tip here: you don't).

I also discuss the signs you might see when you'll need to back off the gas and deload. I explain what exactly a deload is and my strategy I use with clients.

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www.vwphysique.com