Gmb Fitness Show - Physical Autonomy

Gmb Fitness Show - Physical Autonomy


Don't die without exploring what your body is capable of. There's more to fitness than gleaming abs and protein shakes, so stop doing exercises you hate to impress people you don't like. Ryan from GMB Fitness shares insights on using developing complete physical autonomy - featuring interviews from friends like Mike Fitch (Animal Flow), Steve Kamb (Nerd Fitness), Al Kavadlo (Progressive Calisthenics), and more.

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  • Dealing With Injuries
    Dealing With Injuries
    Duração: 49min | 05/12/2019

    Getting hurt is part of having a body, especially if you're one of those crazy people who likes to actually use yours! They key is to be smart about it when it happens so you can come back quickly and as strong as ever.The problem is there's a lot of stupidness in the fitness world when it comes to pain and injury. "No pain, no gain!" might look great on the wall of high school weight room, but it's terrible advice when you've got a busted shoulder.In this episode, GMB's Chief Pain Whisperer Jarlo Ilano is joined by Lead Trainer Rose Calucchia to help unstupid the fitness world about injury and pain. They'll help you understand what your pain is trying to tell you, when to rest vs. get back at it, and the not-so-secret key to recovery that everyone tries to ignore.Episode transcript and additional notesSupport the show

  • Stretching for Stiff People
    Stretching for Stiff People
    Duração: 50min | 07/11/2019

    Warning: Jarlo and Andy go on a long, rambling, rant-filled discussion about the attitudes that keep people from being successful in their training. You probably won't like it. Unless you're the sort of person who will ;)Here's some of what's covered:mental traps that prevent us from taking good advicelearning from principles and concepts rather than relying on mimicryyes, stretching totally works,'re doing it wrong (here's what to do about it)or, you may just need to give it more timeWe know that stretching is a boring, uncomfortable, and difficult activity for anybody who actually needs it. But the benefits of easy range of motion make it worth the effort. If that effort hasn't paid off for you so far, you need to listen to this and try again.Episode transcript and additional notesSupport the show

  • Skip the Kip as an Ethos
    Skip the Kip as an Ethos
    Duração: 35min | 06/11/2019

    What does it mean to skip the kip? Contrary to popular belief, it's only coincidentally related to muscle-ups. Part of our ethos at GMB is that, rather than taking shortcuts to try and reach an endpoint, you're usually better off investing in the process of building your capabilities systematically. With a solid foundation, you can learn a wider range of skills with relative ease, even though it may not feel as sexy as saying "hold my beer" and diving into the deep end before you know how to swim. In this episode, Ryan and Andy talk about looking at the outcomes you're trying to achieve and skills you'd like to learn, then focusing on developing them from the bottom up.Lots of examples from popular exercises and some 80s hard rock trivia too.Episode transcript and additional notesSupport the show

  • How to Maximize Recovery for Better Training Sessions
    How to Maximize Recovery for Better Training Sessions
    Duração: 44min | 27/10/2019

    Supplements and fitness gadgets are really easy to sell. "$50 for rock-hard abs and elite endurance? Sign me up!" But this episode aims to save you some money. Working out stresses the body. It stresses your muscles and joints and nervous system. It uses energy that you have to replenish with food. It takes time for your body to return to neutral after training so you can be in good condition for your next session. Learning to recover effectively means you can be ready to great training more quickly and more reliably. Ryan and Andy have tried all kinds of routines and practices, and this episode is about the surprisingly simple things that make a hundred times more difference than the gimmicks. Stick it in your earhole and learn how to feel better and perform better by recovering more fully between sessions. Episode transcript and additional notesSupport the show

  • How we keep the basics interesting
    How we keep the basics interesting
    Duração: 52min | 16/10/2019

    We talk a LOT about "the basics," but we also get that literally zero people are out there thinking "oh wow, I can't wait to do basic stuff forever!" Basics aren't sexy. They're actually a lot like spinach. You know they're good for you, but you'd probably rather have some fried chicken or ice cream instead. So this show is about how to do two things that'll help you give the basics the love they deserve without wanting to throw yourself in front of a train:1. how and why you should cultivate a greater tolerance for boredom2. lots of ways you can make basic exercises more interesting, even after you've been practicing them for yearsRyan will share some of his tips that have helped him continue to enjoy working on skills like handstands, even after almost forty years of practice.If you want our suggestions for basic skills to work on while you apply these tips, check out this article.Episode transcript and additional notesSupport the show

  • Combining Different Types of Training
    Combining Different Types of Training
    Duração: 47min | 13/10/2019

    Despite what you hear on the infomercials trying to sell you DVDs with pictures of abs on the front, there’s no such thing as a “complete” workout.So it makes sense that lots of people eventually come to the realization that they need more than what they’re getting. Like martial artists who want to be more flexible, or runners who also want to build upper body strength.You’d probably be surprised how often we’re asked if it’s even possible to combine different programs or methods.Short answer: Yes, it’s possible, and often really, really helpful.We give you the long answer about how to do it in this episode, including frameworks to help you figure out what to add and what to subtract, and how to combine programs without just doubling your training time.Episode transcript and additional notesSupport the show

  • Minimum Viable Routine
    Minimum Viable Routine
    Duração: 31min | 04/10/2019

    When you’re getting ready in the morning do you ask yourself, “Am I doing enough? Should I be working harder in the bathroom before I leave for work?” Probably not.In fact, you probably know the exact bare minimum you need to do to get yourself out the door looking the way you want to look. But when it comes to training, a lot of people have trouble figuring out how much they need to do to get the results they want. Especially since most coaches and fitness companies preach about always pushing harder and never being satisfied.In this episode we talk about how to build a Minimum Viable Routine that works for your goals. We’ll share our own favorite strategies and help you figure out how to choose the few things you need to focus on to make the progress you want.Episode transcript and additional notesSupport the show

  • #x1f443 How to Breathe Better for Fitness
    👃 How to Breathe Better for Fitness
    Duração: 35min | 02/10/2019

    You do this everyday, so you should be pretty good at it by now, right? Well, not so fast. A cursory Google search shows no less than a dozen high-dollar courses and certifications you can take on breathing for better health and fitness. Apparently, this is more complex than most of us tend to assume, so let's look at why. Ryan's spent a lot of years practicing different styles of breath work, so here's what we'll share on this episode:Main features of a few popular styles of breathing for fitnessPros and cons of applying different kinds of breath work in your trainingWhy this is important, e.g., what do you actually get from practicing better breathing?What it really means when you hold your breath during exerciseRyan's simple trick for making sure you don't do thatOur favorite way to begin practicing better breathing techniquesThere's a lot of mystical hoo-ha going on about esoteric BS that you probably don't need to waste your time or money on. The majority of the benefits are gonna come from jus

  •  #x1f306 Your PM Routine #x1f6cc
    🌆 Your PM Routine 🛌
    Duração: 38min | 26/09/2019

    A few episodes back, we talked about building a morning routine that would set you up for a great day AND move you forward on what's most important in your life. But setting up for a great morning starts the night before, so this time, Ryan and Andy will cover the ingredients of a great evening routine. A few key points:Capping off the day so you can shut down and go to sleepOur tips for getting a great night's sleep, every nightSome different routines we've tried, and why we don't do those anymoreWhy the internet is terribleWe also mentioned this short stretch routine for stress relief and relaxation. Support the show

  • Developing Flow in Movement
    Developing Flow in Movement
    Duração: 32min | 18/09/2019

    If you've ever been inspired after seeing someone move with absolutely mastery, this is for you.A lot of people talk about "flow" in movement, but there's a lot of mysticism and confusion over what it actually is - where does it come from and what does it indicate? Is flow:a mental statean attribute of movementsomething that happens after you attain perfect enlightenmentWe've got you covered here, because it's actually a couple of different things - the good news is we can narrow this down and make it a lot simpler to understand and practice for. And that's what the second half of the show is about: exactly how to go about developing your own flow. The good news is you can start today. You don't need to be an advanced athlete or even have a ton of training experience. All you need is a handful of movements or positions you're good at. Lucky for you, sitting and lying down count :)Stick it in your earhole!Support the show

  • ✈️ Workouts While Traveling #x1f9f3
    ✈️ Workouts While Traveling 🧳
    Duração: 56min | 11/09/2019

    After a month off to travel with their families, Ryan and Andy are answering questions and sharing their tips for working out on the road. As always, there's a bit of a twist here:If you want a generic list of "killer ab shredding" exercises to "torch belly flab" in a hotel room, Men's Health probably has you covered, but...Why not take a step back and ask yourself what you're really trying to get out of your training in the first place?What do you wanna get out of your workouts while you're traveling?Will your workouts contribute to or detract from your ability to do what you went on this trip to do?Once you've answered those, you'll have a way easier time figuring out specifically what to actually do. We'll share our experiences on recent trips and some of our favorite tricks for making sure we make it back home feeling better than when we left, without sacrificing our fitness and happiness. Support the show

  • Transitional Movements
    Transitional Movements
    Duração: 39min | 14/08/2019

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  • ❤️ Our Cardio Philosophy
    ❤️ Our Cardio Philosophy
    Duração: 43min | 07/08/2019

    A few years ago, we did a podcast episode called "cardio is stupid, and you don't have to do it." Maybe not the most nuanced explanation, but there's an important point here: appropriateness. Since that early discussion, we wrote an article that lays out more specific recommendations on what appropriate looks like and how to figure out what that is for you. This discussion brings us up to date with some recent research and Jarlo's personal experience over the past couple years working on improving his own cardio conditioning. We'll talk about different kinds of exercise, different needs for cardio training, and figuring out what's best for you. Support the show

  • Subjectivity in Fitness
    Subjectivity in Fitness
    Duração: 40min | 30/07/2019

    What's the different between doing an exercise and owning it? To us, that's one of the most important questions in fitness. In sport and fitness, we loooooove numbers. We keep score. We keep stats. We count weights, times, and reps. And that's a good and useful thing, but it's not everything. One thing we haven't traditionally had good ways to track is our subjective experience of our sessions and of each movement. And that used to make us sad, so we changed it. This episode is about how we've set quality and awareness as core components of each rep of every practice. We'll share how we measure the subjective experience, track it, and learn from it so you can truly own your abilities.Support the show

  • #x1f1ef#x1f1f5 The One About Japan #x1f5fb
    🇯🇵 The One About Japan 🗻
    Duração: 46min | 23/07/2019

    Ryan and Andy do some good-ol'-days-ing about their early years in Japan... BUT it's actually relevant. We promise!Here's why:Moving to Japan to practice martial arts has had a huge impact on how we think about training, quality, and mastery.Our experience as teachers is one of the most fundamental components of the GMB Method. Every seen one of our videos and thought "that's a good explanation?" Well, this is why. Part of GMB is de-culturalizing movements that are most commonly seen in certain contexts and making them available to anyone. We've got some good stories in this one - a couple of them are pretty embarrassing - and we also wax philosophical on what it all means. Without Andy and Ryan both happening to live in Osaka circa 2008, there's be no GMB, but at a much deeper level, without the experiences we talk about in this episode, we simply wouldn't have been capable of coming up with any of this. Support the show

  • Getting Movement Details Right
    Getting Movement Details Right
    Duração: 35min | 16/07/2019

    There’s a thousand right ways to do almost anything. I know that’s not what you wanna hear, but it’s the truth. For any skill you wanna learn, the right focus is gonna depend on where you’re at, what impediments you have, your natural strengths, your goals, your context, and whatever other training or activities you’re into. All that stuff impacts how your practice works, and that’s a lot of variables to balance in a master equation. So how do you choose the right details to focus on. By now you know you can’t do it all at once...In this episode, Ryan and Andy yap about:What kinds of details are important when you’re learning a new skill or working on an exerciseWhat we optimize for personally and as coaches in GMB programsWhy good form is subjective and why that doesn’t stop good coaches from providing useful cues for performance and practiceIn every program we’ve created there’s hundreds of details and decisions we’ve made, and we can’t explain each of those, but this discussion will give you a sense o

  • #x1f915 Physics  Psychology of Injury Avoidance
    🤕 Physics & Psychology of Injury Avoidance
    Duração: 51min | 11/07/2019

    There's nothing less sexy than listening to two guys talk about safety for 45 minutes, but do you enjoy being injured? Yeah, we thought so...In this episode, Jarlo pulls from his decades as a physical therapy clinician to help you understand the physical conditions that lead to injury and the mental tools you need to stay safe, even while pushing your capabilities to get stronger. A few topics covered:DOMS, or muscle soreness - what it means and how to manage itTrauma - what causes it and how to avoid itRepetitive stress - the mindset shift you need to prevent it from causing problemsSupport the show

  • Beyond Capability
    Beyond Capability
    Duração: 35min | 19/06/2019

    One of the key differences between training for fitness vs training for sport is the emphasis on developing capabilities vs abilities. This episode defines these similar terms in a new way so you can figure out which exercises you need to be focusing on and why. Fact: people train for a lot of different reasons. We know you have your own goals, and one thing we've found a massive proportion of our clients to have in common is that lifting more weight or doing more reps is not the end-all-be-all goal for them. More important is translating that strength or endurance or other attribute to performance in some sort of activity, be it a sport or just the regular daily stuff. That's not to say it's wrong to focus on reps or to add weight to the bar; we just want you to know whether or not that's your real reason for training, because it'll impact choices you make about the best path forward. As always, be on the lookout for stupid jokes and an invitation to really spend some time introspecting about why you're

  • 2 Rules for Morning Routines #x1f305
    2 Rules for Morning Routines 🌅
    Duração: 36min | 12/06/2019

    There's a lot of noise about "what successful people do" to start their days... and a thousand people trying to cash in on selling you the dream of being a better person because you drink the right kind of coffee. We have some experience with mornings. Between Ryan and Andy, 32,493 of them so far. We've tried just about every schedule, tool, hack, and routine you can imagine, and what we've found is that getting the most out of each day comes down to two rules:Spend a bit of time early in the day on whatever is most important to youSet yourself up for success in whatever activities you have plannedThe specific activities have changed as our needs and priorities have changed through the years. We'll share some of our favorites and a few that didn't seem to help at all. Most importantly, this episode is about figuring out what's essential for you to get done ASAP every day so you can be effective and enjoy your life. Once you know that, you can create a clear and simple routine that gets you kicking ass.Su

  • Fitness Over 40+ (which isnt old, btw)
    Fitness Over 40+ (which isn't old, btw)
    Duração: 41min | 05/06/2019

    OK, first thing first: 40 isn't "old." Neither is 50. And for the sweet love of all the deities, I am so sick of people younger than us commenting on our Facebook posts about they think they're too old to learn new things. Getting a sense for the gist of this episode yet?For our first new episode in over two years, Ryan and Andy asked our clients and followers what topics they wanted us to discuss, and the most common request was for tips on how to stay healthy and keep making fitness progress when you're not straight out of college anymore. Well, our first priority is divesting you of the idea that there's some magical age at which it's impossible to improve yourself. From there, we cover:The realities of building muscle beyond your physical peakWhy recovery is so important (even it it's not uniquely important) as you ageOur personal strategies for feeling good and staying happy with our bodiesThe REAL reasons people feel like they can't make progress anymore (they have nothing to do with actual bi

  • Mental Models for Better Decisions
    Mental Models for Better Decisions
    Duração: 31min | 22/09/2016

    Do you find it hard to make good decisions and spend your time wisely? Whether it’s a matter of perfectionism, procrastination or just a general state of indecision, spending too much time trying to decide what to do and when leads to wasted time. If you’re having a hard time being efficient at work or even finding a set time to get your workout in, today’s podcast can help you create a better routine. Today’s guest is Shane Parrish of Farnam Street. Farnam Street is an online intellectual hub geared toward helping people make better decisions. Shane helps people understand how the world works and how to more effectively make decisions that matter. Topics we discuss today include: Why making decisions in the morning, before unhealthy food choices are already made, can help you reach your goals. Why to-do lists are ineffective, and what a better alternative is. How taking the time to evaluate and make good decisions can save you time in the long run. How mentally arguing both “sides” of a d

  • How To Get The Best Of Both Worlds: Combining Bodyweight And High Intensity Interval Training
    How To Get The Best Of Both Worlds: Combining Bodyweight And High Intensity Interval Training
    Duração: 24min | 08/09/2016

    Finding your way in fitness can seem difficult. It takes a concerted effort to test, experiment, and discover what works for you in order to accomplish your personal goals and ensure it fits in with your existing lifestyle. On this episode of the GMB Show Ryan welcomes Krista Stryker, personal trainer and founder of 12 Minute Athlete, where she develops and shares fitness routines that combine bodyweight and skills training with HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Ryan and Krista discuss her path of experimentation with different systems and how she went from being bogged down by conventional fitness to discovering a combination that works perfectly for accomplishing her goals and fitting in with her desired lifestyle. You’ll hear Krista describe how she took what she liked from each system and what was working for her and adapted it to create the routines she uses now. Routines that combine the best of both bodyweight training and HIIT.Support the show

  • How To Achieve Transformation That Lasts A Lifetime
    How To Achieve Transformation That Lasts A Lifetime
    Duração: 46min | 25/08/2016

    The world of fast fitness has undeniably invaded our culture. 30-day shredding programs, 90-minute abs, 6-week total body transformations. Yes, you can conceivably transform your body in a dramatic way in as little as 6 weeks. But what happens to it after the next 6 weeks? It’s natural to want to see the end result as fast as possible, but is the rigourous routine you undergo something you see yourself wanting to keep doing day in and day out for years to come? True transformation is sustainable for your lifetime, and let’s be honest - fast fitness results rarely last. For this episode of the GMB Show, Jarlo was so excited to interview a friend of his, JC Deen. JC is a fitness coach, writer, and self-proclaimed “former fat kid.” He focuses on physique transformation, and he’s the author of a soon-to-be released book, Stay Leaner, Longer. Listen close as JC dives deep into the true psychology of physical transformation and exposes a lot of biases that many of us aren’t aware that we’re giving into. Biases

  • QA: How to Start From Scratch, Overcoming Strength Deficits, and Much More
    Q&A: How to Start From Scratch, Overcoming Strength Deficits, and Much More
    Duração: 25min | 11/08/2016

    On this episode of the GMB Show, Andy and Ryan are tackling a list of questions submitted by you to the GMB Facebook page. We always answer every question on the page itself, but some recent questions need a bit more explanation than what we can provide in a comment, so we’re going to go through and add a bit more detail. While we will only be able to answer a handful this time around, we know that more questions will come up. If you have one, feel free to email us or to post it on our Facebook page. Who knows, maybe we’ll answer your burning question in an upcoming episode. Here are the questions that we answer on this episode: 1:10 - What exactly is Jarlo doing in Flexibility as a Path to Better Movement video? 5:00 - How do we choose the people to interview for the show? 6:25 - Will liquid magnesium damage wood rings? Also, what other things will prevent slipping and sticking? 9:00 - How can someone know when to add time or use a more complex variation of our Elements program? 

  • How To Future Proof Your Training with Guest Host Al Kavalo
    How To Future Proof Your Training with Guest Host Al Kavalo
    Duração: 25min | 28/07/2016

    You know that our mission at GMB is teaching you physical confidence through mindful practice. Time marches on, we can’t change that. The future creeps up on all of us. And it might leave you wondering “can I keep the strength I’ve gained?” “Is it possible to not loose those skills I busted my ass to learn?” On this episode of the GMB Show we’re happy to welcome back our good friend and favorite guest co-host Al Kavadlo. Al joins Ryan to talk about how to develop the mindful practice part of the equation and how to use that mindfulness to truly become future-proof. Priorities, abilities, and desires will change over time, but what can remain constant is the confidence you’ve built through all that deliberate regular practice.Support the show

  • Redefine Progress And Break Through Your Plateaus
    Redefine Progress And Break Through Your Plateaus
    Duração: 48min | 14/07/2016

    When was the last time you hit a plateau? Were your pull-ups stuck on a particular number of reps? Did your pushups stall out before hitting the double digits you desired? Plateaus happen in fitness. It’s a natural part of the process. However, the typical method of “pushing through” them might actually aid in keeping you stuck. Trying to progress in a linear fashion makes sense when you first start working out, but at some point, you aren’t going to be able to keep progressing, if you define progress as simply lifting heavier weight or doing more reps. As you advance in your training, you’ll discover that progress is in fact anything but linear. On this episode of the GMB Show, we welcome Adrienne Harvey (otherwise known as Girya Girl). Adrienne’s well versed in bodyweight training and skills work as well as kettlebell training. Adrienne talks very candidly about her experience in not just overcoming plateaus, but how she had to reframe her ideas of “progress” in order to continue to see success in her

  • Here’s Exactly How Many Reps, Sets, Exercises, and Workouts You Should Be Doing
    Here’s Exactly How Many Reps, Sets, Exercises, and Workouts You Should Be Doing
    Duração: 48min | 23/06/2016

    One of the questions that we hear over and over again is, “how much is enough?” How many reps? How many sets? How many days a week? How much time and effort is enough? If you’re finding yourself asking this question, then there’s a very good chance you’re also looking at the accomplishments of others and wondering how your effort stacks up against them. On this episode of the GMB Show Ryan and Andy reveal the truth behind this common question – the fear of not doing enough. You’ll hear them recount their own experiences in learning how to recognize this fear as well as how to reframe it into an opportunity for success.Support the show

  • Turning Unconventional Play Into A Lifetime of Fitness
    Turning Unconventional Play Into A Lifetime of Fitness
    Duração: 37min | 09/06/2016

    As you know, we’re big advocates of getting your play on. So, when someone comes along who’s doing it in an unconventional way, then we have to talk about it. On this episode of the GMB Show Ryan sits down with Mark Smith, the owner and founder of Asylum Fitness, who emphasizes the importance of play as a means of fitness. At Asylum Fitness, Mark combines the best of traditional calisthenics movements with the unconventional techniques of outdoor play in the lush North Carolina forrest. Heading out on trail runs, free-jumping rock formations, and even intense games of “toe tag” are just some of what passes for “normal routines” with Mark and his clients. In this episode Mark opens up about how he found his way out of the rigid mainstream fitness culture and into the freedom of play and self expression and how this approach not only saved his health but created opportunities to help others do the same. Support the show

  • Changing Habits for Peak Performance
    Changing Habits for Peak Performance
    Duração: 43min | 02/06/2016

    If you’re looking to achieve peak performance, then you’ll obviously need to address your regular habits. And that’s where a lot of us really seem to get tripped up. What if the same strategy you apply to your daily fitness practice is also the most effective strategy for building new habits for peak performance and permanent change in other areas of life? On this episode of the GMB Show, we are thrilled to welcome back our good friend and Alpha Posse member, Josh Hillis. Josh, as you know, is an expert in helping his clients change their lifestyles through establishing and keeping good habits both unconsciously and automatically. As you’ll hear, change can be as simple as just showing up and “doing the reps”. Focus mindfully on the daily practice and not the overall desired outcome and Josh reassures that you’ll see and often exceed that change you’re so desperately seeking. Support the show

  • Using Fitness As Self Expression with Mark Cheng
    Using Fitness As Self Expression with Mark Cheng
    Duração: 52min | 26/05/2016

    Have you ever considered fitness as a means of self expression? It’s something we certainly encourage here at GMB. There’s great freedom in allowing yourself to move in accordance with how you decide to move - creating your own flow and routine. On this episode of the GMB Show, Jarlo dives deep with Dr. Mark Cheng, acupuncturist, FMS/SFMA practitioner, and StrongFirst instructor. Mark and Jarlo look at what it takes to find this path of true self expression and how you can experience this freedom for yourself. Mark has a multi-faceted background in martial arts and fitness studies. And as you’ll hear, he credits those different explorations with leading him into honest self expression. You’ll hear: 2:30: How and why Mark strives to be real on social media. 10:35: How he got into martial arts and studied with some of today's living legends. 21:20: Some of the lessons that newcomers to martial arts should understand. 31:00: How the human body is meant to move around and adapt

  • Improve Your Movement To Improve Your Health with Todd Hargrove
    Improve Your Movement To Improve Your Health with Todd Hargrove
    Duração: 33min | 19/05/2016

    Improving movement is a topic that’s been gaining in popularity lately. It makes sense as people are finally figuring out that there is a direct correlation between better movement and better health. On this episode of the GMB Show, Jarlo welcomes Todd Hargrove, blogger, Feldenkrais practitioner, rolfer, and author of A Guide to Better Movement. Todd specializes in improving people’s health through improving their movement and he draws on his expertise to share some great insights on how we all can do the same for ourselves. Support the show

  • Cultivating Functional Strength And How To Apply It
    Cultivating Functional Strength And How To Apply It
    Duração: 36min | 11/05/2016

    Cultivating strength is a huge emphasis here at GMB. More specifically, we advocate the cultivation of functional strength. In other words, don’t just get stronger for the sake of getting stronger. Get stronger for the purpose of applying it to the aspects and activities of life that matter the most to you. On this episode of the GMB Show we’re happy to be able to talk again with Ryan Ford, from Apex Movement, a parkour and athletic training center in Denver, Colorado. Ryan dives into the concepts of cultivating functional strength both physically and mentally, especially from his experiences in Parkour training. He also opens up on how to apply that cultivated strength in all aspects of your life. Ryan’s a big advocate for cultivating strength of the mind as a large part of physical strength, and that parkour can help people experience the discomfort and challenge that is necessary for growth. Support the show

  • Your Fitness Training Is Not Your Job
    Your Fitness Training Is Not Your Job
    Duração: 20min | 05/05/2016

    How many jobs do you truly have? You most likely have a job that you get paid for, and you also might have a job within your family or home. Not to mention all the outside responsibilities, roles, and activities that require your attention each day. But which ones are your real jobs? Not having clarity on this can cause a lot of harm, especially in terms of personal fitness. On this episode of the GMB Show, Ryan and Andy discuss doing your job and doing it well. And more specifically, they look at how to discern what is and is not your real job. Many people fall into the trap of switching from program to program or making changes to a fitness regimen laid out by a professional trainer, simply because of something they read online or saw in a video. When it comes to fitness, your job is not to be your own fitness coach. Ryan goes so far as to say that if “you’re coaching yourself, your coach is an idiot.” In fact, your exercise programming isn’t your responsibility either. Your responsibility is to fin

  • Boosting Fitness With Mental Models
    Boosting Fitness With Mental Models
    Duração: 40min | 27/04/2016

    What are your current default fitness mental models? It’s easy to get stuck in habitual ruts. You’ve probably had it happen in day to day life, personal relationships, and of course, fitness training. These ruts are clues that it’s time to change mental models. Doing so will free you from habitual repetition and move you forward towards successful accomplishment and achievement. In this episode of the GMB Show, Jarlo talks to longtime friend and GMB client, Duff McDuffee. Duff’s a specialist in reprograming mental models to create successful change. Duff has helped hundreds of people to learn how to change their default mental programming and in this conversation he graciously shares processes for you to adopt new mental models that you can immediately start using in life and training. Support the show

  • The “Hell Yes” Method Applied to Training and Life
    The “Hell Yes” Method Applied to Training and Life
    Duração: 20min | 21/04/2016

    Every one of us is faced with numerous decisions each day. Some of them are not optional; everyone has to do laundry, for example. Many of the choices we make could just as easily be made another way, though. What do you want to wear today? Should you brush your teeth or shower first? Should you plan on going out for drinks after work? Making all of these decisions on a day-to-day basis can be stressful, even though the decisions themselves small. In today’s podcast, Andy and Ryan are discussing how you can make a mental model, or a new way of framing thoughts, that will allow you to make decisions automatically. We call it the “hell yeah!” method, and as Andy says, it’s “one of the most freeing and liberating concepts I’ve ever run across in my life.” The basic premise is to choose to do only what makes you excited and happy, rather than basing decision on what others think you should be doing. In this episode, you’ll learn: How using the “hell yeah” method can help you say no without feeling guilty. How

  • A Simple Method For Encouraging Active Healthy Kids
    A Simple Method For Encouraging Active Healthy Kids
    Duração: 14min | 24/03/2016

    Encouraging healthy active kids is something all parents want to do for their children. This is especially true when you’re a parent who’s undertaken a fitness routine of your own. But, how can you help them build that healthy active lifestyle in a way that sticks with them? In this episode of the GMB Show, Andy, Ryan, and Jarlo speak candidly about their experiences as fathers raising healthy active children. Besides the usual Dad duties, you’ll also hear them draw on their many years of experience in teaching fitness to children. During the conversation, you’ll learn about some common misconceptions parents can have about kids and fitness as well as see just how easy it really is to teach kids to be active and healthy and have them stick with it. You’ll learn: • How to determine what programs are appropriate for your kids. • The number one way parents ruin fitness for kids, without ever realizing it. • The simplest yet often overlooked approach to fitness that easily encourages kids to stick with i

  • How To Make Fitness Fit Your Lifestyle
    How To Make Fitness Fit Your Lifestyle
    Duração: 23min | 17/03/2016

    Learning how to make fitness fit in with your current lifestyle can seem a bit backwards to most of us. A common misconception in the fitness world is believing you need to radically alter your current lifestyle to accommodate your new fitness routine. Otherwise, how will you ever achieve the successes and radical transformations promised by all those mainstream fitness programs? Here at GMB, we know for a fact that achieving your fitness goals doesn’t mean adopting the lifestyle of something you have no desire to become - the hardcore athlete, the gym rat, the 5am cardio slave. That’s why we created the GMB Method. And within that method is the guiding principle of learning to make fitness fit into your current lifestyle, rather than the other way around. In this episode of the GMB Show, Ryan and Jarlo give you a candid look at what they’re both working on currently in terms of fitness routines and how they adapt their fitness to fit their busy lifestyles. You’ll learn how Jarlo is approaching his

  • The Injury Recovery Formula With Mike Fitch
    The Injury Recovery Formula With Mike Fitch
    Duração: 23min | 03/03/2016

    Did you know that injury of yours is actually a sign of improvement? Injury recovery right in the middle of training isn’t something any of us want to experience. However, the reality of bodyweight fitness is that injuries can and will occur—and believe it or not, that’s a good thing. In this episode of the GMB Show, Ryan Hurst and Mike Fitch relive their personal experiences with debilitating injuries and reveal a simple, yet seemingly contradictory approach to injury recovery that actually enabled both of them to come out the other side with increased strength and ability. Support the show

  • Playfulness As A Means Of Mastery with Josh Vogel
    Playfulness As A Means Of Mastery with Josh Vogel
    Duração: 41min | 19/02/2016

    When most people think about mastery, they envision long hours of grueling practice, sweat, blood, even tears. But, what if there’s a better way? In this episode of the GMB Show, Ryan is joined by Josh Vogel, a black belt and instructor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Balance Studios in Philadelphia, a Level 2 Movnat trainer, FRCms, and a Kettlebell athletics level 1 trainer. During the conversation, you’ll learn how Josh’s playful approach to mastery involves leveraging different arts and activities to create unique opportunities for growth in situations that most people perceive as limitations.Support the show

  • Slow Down to Build Strength with Vincent Thibault
    Slow Down to Build Strength with Vincent Thibault
    Duração: 40min | 12/02/2016

    Often we train hard and our sole focus is the end result. What happens if we slow down while training? What happens if we practice mindfulness through out training and life? Ryan and his guest Vincent Thibault discuss the positivity associated with focusing on the process. Support the show

  • When and How To Combine Training Programs
    When and How To Combine Training Programs
    Duração: 23min | 05/02/2016

    How do you combine more then one training program? And how do you train multiple programs and not get fatigued? In this episode, Ryan and Andy talk about how to understand what sacrifices you are making when combining programs and how to incorporate multiple programs into your training. Support the show

  • Training Differences Between Men and Women with Al and Grace Kavadlo
    Training Differences Between Men and Women with Al and Grace Kavadlo
    Duração: 25min | 28/01/2016

    Training can be different for men and women. Al and Grace have trained many different clients, and talk with Ryan about the common strengths, weaknesses, and the attitude someone might share toward training. It doesn't matter if you are a man or women. At the end of the day we all should be strong! Support the show

  • Dealing with Negativity - with Mike Fitch
    Dealing with Negativity - with Mike Fitch
    Duração: 40min | 22/01/2016

    Negativity is something we ALL deal with at some point. Ryan and Mike have dealt with their fair share, and talk about how they combat that negativity and especially the negativity that can come with a bad workout session (or sessions!). We're all going to encounter negativity. The key is knowing how to face that and move on.Support the show

  • Prioritizing Training Goals with Al Kavadlo
    Prioritizing Training Goals with Al Kavadlo
    Duração: 23min | 15/01/2016

    Training goals for a beginner should obviously be quite different from those of a more advanced trainee. In this episode, Al Kavadlo co-hosts and he and Ryan talk about how to adjust training goals depending on what level you're at, and why people coming from different backgrounds shouldn't necessarily be doing the same things. Support the show

  • Level Up Your Life with Steve Kamb
    Level Up Your Life with Steve Kamb
    Duração: 46min | 13/01/2016

    Steve Kamb is the rebel leader at Nerd Fitness. He's committed to helping desk jockeys, nerds, and average Joes level up their lives every day, by taking charge of their health alongside a massive community of likeminded individuals. Steve just released a brand new book called "Level Up Your Life" and he's here to talk about his epic adventures and what he's achieving with Nerd Fitness. Support the show

  • Climbing  Movement Skill with Mercedes Pollmeier
    Climbing & Movement Skill with Mercedes Pollmeier
    Duração: 27min | 10/01/2016

    Mercedes Pollmeier is the author of "Simple Strength: The Outdoor Athlete's Guide to Better Movement." She's a competitive climber with a whole lot of wisdom about how movement plays into climbing and other competitive sports. Support the show

  • Overcoming Struggles To Discover Your Strength With Danny Kavadlo
    Overcoming Struggles To Discover Your Strength With Danny Kavadlo
    Duração: 36min | 10/12/2015

    How do you get strong and stay strong for life? Are you getting stronger in relation to where you are right now? How can you tell? We’re glad to have Danny Kavadlo back on the GMB Show as he and Ryan talk candidly about what it really takes to build both a strong body and a strong self. You’ll get Danny’s take on what he believes to be universal standards of strength and learn a concept he calls “adaptive strength” – building both internal and external strength that enables you to fully engage in what life has for you in the moment. In order to truly measure how you’re progressing in building strength, Danny recommends that you stop comparing your level of strength with that of others and where they’re at in their process. Focus on your own process and you’ll have all the feedback necessary for consistently getting stronger. In life you are confronted with the unexpected and what can’t be controlled. Are you strong enough to take whatever obstacle is in front of you, embrace it, take it in, rise over it,

  • Tracking Your Progress
    Tracking Your Progress
    Duração: 25min | 20/11/2015

    It can be tough to know if you're making sufficient progress with a training program. In this episode, Ryan and Andy talk about how to track your progress, and how to know when you're ready to move on.Support the show

  • Building the Perfect Bodyweight Strength Program
    Building the Perfect Bodyweight Strength Program
    Duração: 29min | 18/09/2015

    What makes one bodyweight strength program different from another? In this episode, Ryan and Andy discuss our new program, Integral Strength, and how it differs from other programs out there.Support the show

  • How to Learn Any Skill
    How to Learn Any Skill
    Duração: 25min | 09/07/2015

    Learning any new skill is built upon your capabilities and abilities. In this episode, Andy and Ryan talk about how to explore your capabilities and abilities so you can learn any skill you want.Support the show

  • Fitness for Mental Health with Amy Clover
    Fitness for Mental Health with Amy Clover
    Duração: 23min | 12/06/2015

    Amy Clover is the owner of Strong Inside Out through which she helps people overcome depression and anxiety by empowering themselves with fitness. She speaks about her own experiences with this, and her story is quite inspiring.Support the show

  • Animal Movements
    Animal Movements
    Duração: 26min | 22/05/2015

    We use a lot of "animal movements" at GMB, and they've become very popular in the fitness world. In this episode, Ryan and Andy talk about why we like these movements, how we use them, and how they can be used in other contexts.Support the show

  • Interview with Ryan Ford and Amos Rendao from APEX Movement
    Interview with Ryan Ford and Amos Rendao from APEX Movement
    Duração: 29min | 01/05/2015

    Ryan and Amos formed APEX Movement to teach people how to do parkour within a safe, structured learning environment. In this interview they talk about parkour as a natural approach to movement, freedom, and meditation. Support the show

  • Dr. Andreo Spina on Re-Learning to Use Your Body
    Dr. Andreo Spina on Re-Learning to Use Your Body
    Duração: 48min | 09/04/2015

    Dr. Andreo Spina is an expert on the human body and function. In this interview, Ryan picks Dr. Spina's brain about how we can learn to use our bodies better even in our Western culture.Support the show

  • Why You Must Master Maintenance Mode
    Why You Must Master Maintenance Mode
    Duração: 18min | 13/02/2015

    Sometimes the best thing you can do for making progress with a certain skill is to put it into maintenance mode. Here's what that means and how to put it into practiceSupport the show

  • Al Kavadlo on His New Book Zen Mind, Strong Body
    Al Kavadlo on His New Book "Zen Mind, Strong Body"
    Duração: 28min | 30/01/2015

    Al Kavadlo's back on the GMB show to talk about his new book, "Zen Mind, Strong Body." He and Ryan discuss the concept of zen, and how it applies to training, nutrition, and life.Support the show

  • Do Whatever the Hell You Want!
    Do Whatever the Hell You Want!
    Duração: 20min | 26/12/2014

    People like to share their opinions all the time about how you should train, the "right" way to practice a particular skill, and all sorts of other nonsense. If you've found something that works for you, do it! Don't worry what other people say.Support the show

  • Interview with Danny Kavadlo
    Interview with Danny Kavadlo
    Duração: 19min | 12/12/2014

    Danny Kavadlo is a force to be reckoned with in the fitness industry. He's incredibly strong, has a great attitude, and he's got a new chart topping book out, "Diamond Cut Abs." In this episode, Ryan interviews Danny about his book, his training philosophy, and more.Support the show

  • Figuring Out Your Wants and Needs in Training
    Figuring Out Your Wants and Needs in Training
    Duração: 21min | 21/11/2014

    Figuring out where to start with training comes down to knowing your wants and your needs. Support the show

  • A Different Approach to Flexibility Training
    A Different Approach to Flexibility Training
    Duração: 17min | 18/10/2014

    Flexibility is a controversial subject. We train it a little differently than some of the popular approaches out there. Here's why.Support the show

  • Interview with Top Level Gymnastics Coach, Mark Folger
    Interview with Top Level Gymnastics Coach, Mark Folger
    Duração: 11min | 05/09/2014

    Mark was Ryan's gymnastics coach, and he's taught thousands of athletes, written books, and even been voted coach of the year in US. Hear what he has to say about building skill.Support the show

  • Amir Solskys Movement Evolution
    Amir Solsky's Movement Evolution
    Duração: 21min | 14/08/2014

    Amir Solsky is a movement enthusiast, celebrity fitness trainer, and founder of Fundamentals of Movement and Capoeira of Los Angeles. In this special episode, Ryan interviews Amir on his movement journey, and gets a sneak peek at a day in the life of a movement genius like Amir.Support the show

  • Perfecting Your Pull-Up
    Perfecting Your Pull-Up
    Duração: 17min | 17/07/2014

    Pull-ups are great for building upper body strength, but how many should you do? And what position is best?Support the show

  • L-Sit Positioning and Programming
    L-Sit Positioning and Programming
    Duração: 23min | 03/07/2014

    Where should your shoulders be in the L-Sit? Why do your legs feel like they're going to fall off while in the L-Sit? We answer those questions, and more, in this episode.Support the show

  • Mastering the Basics of Bodyweight Exercise
    Mastering the Basics of Bodyweight Exercise
    Duração: 29min | 26/06/2014

    What are "the basics", and why are they so damn important? Support the show

  • Pistol Squats and Weight Vests
    Pistol Squats and Weight Vests
    Duração: 21min | 19/06/2014

    There are a lot of details to consider when it comes to pistol squats, and many people have questions about weight vests. This episode covers all your burning questions on those topics.Support the show

  • Sitting All Day Isnt a Death Sentence
    Sitting All Day Isn't a Death Sentence
    Duração: 24min | 30/05/2014

    Sitting all day doesn't have to be a death sentence. There are things you can do to mitigate the damage (and no, quitting your job is not one of those things).Support the show

  • Getting Stuck: What it Means and What To Do About It
    Getting Stuck: What it Means and What To Do About It
    Duração: 31min | 09/05/2014

    What does `getting stuck` really mean? And what should you do when it happens? This episode will clear up the confusion, and set you straight about the search for the "perfect exercise program".Support the show

  • Building Leg Strength with Bodyweight Exercise
    Building Leg Strength with Bodyweight Exercise
    Duração: 31min | 25/04/2014

    Squats are king, right? Well, usually, yes. But depending on your goals, you need to choose the right squat variation for your application. This episode covers bodyweight exercises for leg strength and functional applications. Support the show

  • Choosing a Coach
    Choosing a Coach
    Duração: 31min | 18/04/2014

    Choosing a coach or a program to follow can be a challenge - there's just a lot of info out there, but here's some tips that will make it easier to decide. Support the show

  • Breathe, Dammit!
    Breathe, Dammit!
    Duração: 22min | 11/04/2014

    Here's how to develop efficient breathing for your workouts without a lot of craziness.Support the show

  • How to Stay Active and Prevent Injuries as You Age
    How to Stay Active and Prevent Injuries as You Age
    Duração: 36min | 28/03/2014

    First things first, even if you are young, NOW is the time to learn how to prevent age-related physical decline. And if you're already dealing with it, here's how to keep moving and keep fit as long as possible.Support the show

  • How to Change Your Body Composition
    How to Change Your Body Composition
    Duração: 31min | 21/03/2014

    Most people wish they could build more muscle or lose more fat. It's not easy, but you can do it with some pretty simple changes to your habits. Here's what you need to know about changing your body composition. Support the show

  • Adjusting Exercise Programs to Your Body Type
    Adjusting Exercise Programs to Your Body Type
    Duração: 28min | 14/03/2014

    We get questions all the time asking if tall people can learn handstands or if those with thicker builds can learn to tumble. The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that you'll need to make some adjustments. This episode of the Fitness Skills Show is all about how to to that. Support the show

  • Returning to Training After A Break
    Returning to Training After A Break
    Duração: 30min | 07/03/2014

    Injuries suck, and can be an unfortunate yet expected part of building a fitness habit.We’ve talked before about injuries and how you can deal with them if they arrive as well as how to know if you are indeed injured.What we haven’t really covered before, though, is how to successfully resume training after you’ve recovered from an injury.How do you start back up with training once you’re healed up and cleared by your doctor?Is there a way to ease back into training that ensures you quickly and safely return to where you were before?In this episode of the GMB Show, Andy and Ryan reveal their smart strategies for safely and effectively resuming training after recovering from an injury.Support the show

  • Learning How to Play
    Learning How to Play
    Duração: 21min | 28/02/2014

    We talk a lot about exploring and playing with movements, but if you come from a traditional training background, that might not mean a lot to you. Rest assured, you can learn how to enjoy playing - and it doesn't have to wait until you reach an advanced level either. Support the show

  • Origins of Movement Skills and the GMB Method
    Origins of Movement Skills and the GMB Method
    Duração: 36min | 14/02/2014

    It's natural to see an interesting physical movement and want to know where it came from and who thought it up, but usually, the true origins are thousands of years ago. GMB was founded by three dudes with diverse backgrounds, so it's natural that we draw inspiration from a lot of sources. In this episode, Ryan, Jarlo, and Andy discuss the real influences that make GMB what it is.Support the show

  • Universal Movement Principles
    Universal Movement Principles
    Duração: 18min | 07/02/2014

    So many systems out there claim to have discovered the one, true path to physical mastery, but it simply isn't true. We all have different bodies, different goals, and different backgrounds. No one rule will apply to all of those situations, but you can use some simple critical thinking to find out what's best for you. Support the show

  • Making the Most of Your Time
    Making the Most of Your Time
    Duração: 26min | 31/01/2014

    You only get 24 hours. We all do. When you start training, you learn quickly how much stuff you need to do, but what if you simply can't fit it all in? We'll tell you how to maximize the benefits of your training time.Support the show

  • Getting Paid, Getting Laid, and Not Dying
    Getting Paid, Getting Laid, and Not Dying
    Duração: 30min | 24/01/2014

    When fitness products talk about wanting to "look great naked," it's just an excuse to pander to your insecurities. Let's talk honestly about fitness, sex, and body fat for a change.Support the show

  • How Movements Fit Together
    How Movements Fit Together
    Duração: 34min | 17/01/2014

    With so many different skills and abilities to practice in the world of bodyweight exercise, how does it all fit together? Well, figuring that out has more to do with how you practice individual movements than anything else. Support the show

  • Training for Recognition vs. What Really Matters
    Training for Recognition vs. What Really Matters
    Duração: 25min | 03/01/2014

    Congratulations feel nice, but what's really important is what you get out of your training. A lot of people go after big skills just for the praise they'll get at the end, when they should be training for things that really make a difference.Support the show

  • Making Choices about Nutrition and Training Equipment
    Making Choices about Nutrition and Training Equipment
    Duração: 32min | 14/12/2013

    It can be tough to choose... nutrition plans, training programs, equipment. This episode is about how constraints don't equal restraining your progress.Support the show

  • Dealing with Training Injuries
    Dealing with Training Injuries
    Duração: 27min | 30/11/2013

    If you keep pushing your body hard enough for long enough, eventually you will get injured. If you're lucky, it will be minor. But in any event, you're going to want to know how to take care of yourself when it happens. Listen up, and we'll fill you in.Support the show

  • Naps  Pull-Ups!
    Naps & Pull-Ups!
    Duração: 32min | 23/11/2013

    Ryan and Andy discuss how to train yourself to do more pullups and using naps for better recovery (also because they make you happy)Support the show

  • Snobbery and Combining Weights with Bodyweight
    Snobbery and Combining Weights with Bodyweight
    Duração: 30min | 02/11/2013

    How do you combine weights and bodyweight exercise? Carefully. Just kidding - it's not really that difficult, but you do need to pay attention to a few things. We'll cover that and why we act like snobs sometimes. Listen up.Support the show

  • Loving the L-Sit
    Loving the L-Sit
    Duração: 29min | 18/10/2013

    L-sits are a staple exercise in both the gymnastics and bodyweight exercise worlds. There's some great reasons for that, and in this episode, Ryan and Andy discuss the benefits of the L-sit and breakdown a mental checklist of exactly how to perform one with perfect form. Listen up and nail this important movement. Support the show

  • The Art of Movement?
    The Art of Movement?
    Duração: 29min | 16/10/2013

    Naming a brand of movement is a great way for trainers to stake a claim and mark their territory, but do we really need another pissing contest in our lives? Here's some real talk about different disciplines of movement and why you don't have to choose if you don't want to.Support the show

  • Death By Muscular Imbalance
    Death By Muscular Imbalance
    Duração: 30min | 15/10/2013

    Imbalances can be problematic. That's true. But they're also a fact of nature. You have to live with and negotiate imbalances daily. Likewise, your training program does not necessarily have to be perfectly balanced at any given point, so long as it balances out in the mid-to-long term. And if it doesn't, we're betting it still won't kill you.Support the show

  • Stroking Wood
    Stroking Wood
    Duração: 30min | 14/10/2013

    Ryan and Andy talk about their equipment. P-bars. Rings. The importance of getting a solid grip on your wood. Support the show

  • Escaping the Guru Mentality
    Escaping the Guru Mentality
    Duração: 29min | 04/10/2013

    We don't care which system you think is best or which particular guru you follow. In fact, if you feel the need to make such a decision, we'll probably just think less of you. This podcast is about thinking for yourself instead of blindly following what any expert (including us) tells you to believe. Support the show

  • Gotta Get Your Cardio, Dude
    Gotta Get Your Cardio, Dude
    Duração: 30min | 27/09/2013

    Spoiler alert: the way most people approach cardio is stupid. Want to know why? Then listen up.Support the show

  • Immerse Yourself in Positive Practice
    Immerse Yourself in Positive Practice
    Duração: 32min | 29/08/2013

    How can you be sure to always make progress? Dive deeply into it. Hang out with others who are achieving it. Make it a (BIG) part of your life. Ryan and Andy talk about immersing yourself in the experience of getting better.Support the show

  • Training Around Injuries and Other Recovery Tips
    Training Around Injuries and Other Recovery Tips
    Duração: 31min | 22/06/2013

    We get FAR TOO MANY questions about injuries that should really be directed to a medical professional. But we do have a little advice for minor injuries you may experience. Also: active recovery and supplements.Support the show

  • Safety Rant  How to Ask Quality Questions
    Safety Rant & How to Ask Quality Questions
    Duração: 30min | 08/06/2013

    If you ask stupid questions, you'll get stupid answers. Want to know the secret to getting actionable advice form knowledgeable people? Listen up! Also enjoy Ryan's rant on safe driving. Support the show

  • Creating Confidence Through Movement
    Creating Confidence Through Movement
    Duração: 38min | 25/05/2013

    Part of developing confidence is knowing exactly what you can - and can't - do. This episode is about building that knowledge through mindful practice.Support the show

  • Anthony Mychal Interview
    Anthony Mychal Interview
    Duração: 31min | 05/05/2013

    Ryan and Andy talk to Anthony Mychal about knee pain, athletics, and anime (...yuck).Support the show

  • James Clear on Habit Change for Fitness
    James Clear on Habit Change for Fitness
    Duração: 45min | 20/04/2013

    Fact: We've all got things we'd like to change, but our stupid, stupid habits make it difficult. To learn more about how to change those habits to better ones, we're chatting up James Clear - and you need to listen up, because this stuff can change your life.Support the show

  • Steve Kamb Nerd Fitness Interview
    Steve Kamb Nerd Fitness Interview
    Duração: 42min | 06/04/2013

    Most fitness sites and trainers talk about which exercises to do and what program is the best. Steve Kamb started Nerd Fitness to make getting healthy accessible to people who might not necessarily be "fitness" types. NF and GMB have a lot in common in that respect, and we finally got a chance to talk about it on this podcast.Support the show

  • How to Motivate and Regulate Your Workouts
    How to Motivate and Regulate Your Workouts
    Duração: 46min | 16/03/2013

    Learn how to motivate yourself rather than relying on others to tell you what you should want for yourself. Ryan also nails the key point almost everybody misses about autoregulation in your workouts - hint: it has nothing to do with how you feel. Support the show

  • Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya.
    Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya.
    Duração: 32min | 22/02/2013

    Everybody loves the Princess Bride. Many of us have watched it dozens of times, and somehow, it's still funny. How does that work, and what the hell exactly does it have to do with training? It's all about cycling, and we'll tell you all about it in this podcast.Support the show

  • Sexy Goals Will Break Your Heart
    Sexy Goals Will Break Your Heart
    Duração: 31min | 04/01/2013

    Around the first of the year, we're always tempted to set "inspiring" goals that we think will motivate us. But then reality sets in, and we realize just how out of reach they are. Nothing wrong with big goals, but this podcast covers why you need to focus on process rather than lusting after results. We also say some stuff that's funny and possibly useful if you want to improve your handstand or get strong on the rings. Support the show

  • Overcoming Fear of Challenging Movements
    Overcoming Fear of Challenging Movements
    Duração: 43min | 14/12/2012

    In this episode, Ryan and Andy talk about getting over fear when performing difficult moves like back flips. Also: beating dizziness when starting tumbling and tips for learning acrobatic moves. Support the show

  • Number One or Nothing
    Number One or Nothing
    Duração: 44min | 23/11/2012

    It's great to set powerful intentions and strive for greatness, but what happens when you max out at #2? We'll talk about how to make progress, even if you fall short of your goal and also answer questions about flexibility and other topics. Support the show

  • Teaching, Sleeping, and Cardio
    Teaching, Sleeping, and Cardio
    Duração: 51min | 10/11/2012

    We'll cover the difference between a teacher and a coach as well as other exciting topics like sleep. What? You're not excited about sleep? You should be. You should also be prepared to laugh a little more than usual.Support the show

  • Back to the Wall
    Back to the Wall
    Duração: 33min | 06/10/2012

    Sometimes, you just have to go back to square one, put the training wheels back on, and mix a few metaphors to make progress again. Also, Ryan's the guy to see if you need some Werther's Originals.Support the show

  • What the Hell is Good Form?
    What the Hell is Good Form?
    Duração: 48min | 15/09/2012

    Finally, a clear explanation of good form. Also: stop kipping. Please. Support the show

  • Evidence Shmevidence
    Evidence Shmevidence
    Duração: 33min | 03/09/2012

    "Evidence-based" training is all the rage, but there's a lot more to getting results in the real world than finding a new research study. Also: questions about flexibility and making continual progress.Support the show

  • The Body You Want
    The Body You Want
    Duração: 39min | 20/08/2012

    We often get asked "How can I get the body of a gymnast?" In this episode, we discuss why this questions misses the real point and some better ones to ask. Also: why the Paralympics are freaking cool, where to hang gymnastic rings, and how to tell whether or not you should hire a coach.Support the show

  • Why the Warrior Mindset is Dumb
    Why the Warrior Mindset is Dumb
    Duração: 33min | 10/08/2012

    Also: how not to be a dick online, why you shouldn't be afraid of protein, and how to pitch a tent. Support the show

  • Pain is weakness...
    Pain is weakness...
    Duração: 44min | 28/07/2012

    The fitness world is full of pithy sayings that are utter BS. In this episode, we shoot holes in a couple of them and also discuss the importance of squats and the truth about mastering the handstand (you might not want to hear this). Support the show

  • Walk Before You Run
    Walk Before You Run
    Duração: 33min | 16/07/2012

    Our first ever podcast... Ryan and Andy talk about the importance of basics and the difference between big goals and stupidly big goals. Support the show