Episode 26: A Heroes Journey Part 1

September 25, 2014
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Episode 26: A Heroes Journey Part 1


This episode is a bit of a departure for the funkcast. Instead of rambling around for a half hour I concentrate of the Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell studied and dissected the great stories of history and basically broke down the components that make story of heroes.

The basic idea here is that heroes go through a set number of steps to become heroes. We can apply this to our own lives if you recognize the opportunities. No we are all not going to blow up a Death Star but we can blow up our personal Death star. Does this make any sense at all?

If it doesn't then you should give this episode a listen. it is a 2 part episode and I have to warn you I do assign homework .

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Episode 25: Online Training Explained and Demystified

September 18, 2014
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Episode 25: Online Training Explained and Demystified


Heck yeah, episode 25 and I am celebrating. I start the show with a rundown of exactly who is listening to me and where they are from.

Much love to you my Namibian friends!

Next I spend the rest of the time talking about my online training program and why it can help you. I don't know how good a salesman I am but it is definitely worth a look. If you don't want to hear about a cool training program that will take you to the next level, listen to sports talk this week. Hey, how about those Broncos!:)

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Episode 24: Looking Back on Life is Such A Retrospective Thing and My God They have A Muscle and Fitness Hers????

September 9, 2014
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Episode 24: Looking Back on Life is Such A Retrospective Thing and My God They have A Muscle and Fitness Hers????


Well I guess in an equal society if you are going to B.S. the men you should also B.S. the ladies. I had no idea this existed but I found an online article about creating a "Powerful Physique". Unfortunately their idea of a powerful physique seems to involve lifting 5 pound dumbbells and doing flutter kicks. Want to see women with powerful physiques Google Crossfit ladies. I guarantee they have never done any of these exercises.

But that being said, I analyze the exercises, tell you why they are not power exercises and what will really work.Why? Because I like you and this is what I do.

That leads to the reminiscing thing which actually starts out the podcast. Lifting that first weight 34 years ago may have been the most important decision I ever made. A lot of people want to start training but get intimidated by meat head trainers and the egos. I work in an industry that has more than it's fair share of egomaniacs, kids in tank tops with spray on tans and general buffoons.

My advice is look for a trainer that cares about you. When I start training someone I don't judge or criticize them for how they look,  I see potential. I Think about how cool it is going to be when they see their tricep muscle pop out for the first time. The first time they drop a dress size. 

Working out is a new world and it is important that the first impression is a good one. Personal training should never be about the trainer, it should be about introducing the client to a new way of doing things. Working out is the lever of change that can take your life in a totally new direction.

Enough of my yapping, listen to the episode, I think it is a pretty good one.

Michael

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Episode 23: 3 Things That Tank Your Training and The National Pro Grid League

September 3, 2014
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Episode 23: 3 Things That Tank Your Training and The National Pro Grid League

Who in the heck finds new sports on YouTube? I do, that's who and it is a good one. The NPGL is a new team sport kinda based on crossfit although they are not affiliated with it. The matches involve both men and women on teams lifting big time weights and racing against the other team. It isn't on TV yet but you can check it out for free at www.npgl.com or on YouTube. I believe NBC will broadcast the playoffs.

I am a friend to all strength sports and this one is really fun to watch, so check it out.

Next I ramble on about three things that tank most beginners trying to get in shape. In all fairness, these things tank a lot of people so don't take it personally. Here are the 3 things and they really are intertwined with each other.

1. Not Jumping in.

I am not going to tell you anything you don't already know. Getting in shape is tough. Not to sound snide but movement and exertion come easier to some than others. This isn't like brushing your teeth, there is a level of committment that is expected.

Fitness is not given, it is earned.

You need to be ready to jump in and surround yourself with good info and people who have similar goals.

2. Unrealistic Expectations

Many people expect to fail.

" Okay, I will give this exercise thing 2 weeks and if I don't feel different...."

" I am going to lose 25 pounds in 2 weeks."

" I will give this a try....."

If you are not an advanced athlete I guarantee you don't have realistic expectations. You are either thinking you can lose a lot more than you actually can or you are busy setting up a plan to bail if you don't get immediate results. 

It doesn't work like that. This is why it is good to talk to a personal trainer or someone who at least has been doing this for a long period of time. You need realistic expectations.

Fitness is not given, it is earned.

3. You need to adjust

Exercise programming and nutrition isn't easy so don't expect to get it right the first time. What you need to do is build a solid foundation of exercise and eating. From there you can fine tune to maximize your progress. You can only do so much with a crappy plan and if you are avoiding hard work, drinking and eating junk you have a crappy plan.

You will need to put time, effort and sweat into this. If an exercise isn't working for you  change it. If you aren't dropping body fat, change your carb intake. You should always be making adjustments and hopefully it is more fine tuning than complete overhauls.

You may have heard this before....

Fitness is not given, it is earned.

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