Episode 115: 8 Poisonous Foods You Eat Everyday: Worst Article Ever?

April 28, 2016

Hey all,

Welcome to episode 115.

Why do I let this stuff bother me? Am I the biggest hypocrite in the world?

Here I am talking about ignoring the media and their attempts to continually keep viewers stressed, and look what happens.
I let this non-story take over a perfectly good podcast that could have been used to educate.

Shame on me.
Next week I will get back in the saddle and bring you fitness stuff you can use.

But on the other hand, if we don't get ticked off at crap like this, will it ever end?
I am not saying send them any nasty email or anything but does that stuff really deserve a place on the interwebs?

Again, my fault for bringing it to light.

But if it was sent to me, it sent to thousands of other people, right? 

This sad little article has done nothing but confuse me.

I think I held back a little too much on this, I should have blasted them.

Eh, give it a listen. Let me know what you think.


Episode 114: The Problem with Cheat Days

April 21, 2016

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to episode 114!

In the nutrition world, there is a lot of discussion on how to eat. Obviously. 
In this world you have 2 camps that like to go after each other. 

On one side you have the purists that think you should eat healthy every meal every day because the "other" food is bad for you.
Opposing this army is the "free day" thinkers that believe if you eat clean for 6 days you deserve a break and should eat some of these "bad" foods.

Anyone who knows me, knows I belong to the latter camp.

Number one: I don't believe there are any "bad foods". I think these foods are over-processed and have a lot of chemicals you don't want in your body but in moderation, they are not going to harm you.

Number two: Staying strict all the time is a truly herculean task. Very few are up to the challenge and are they any healthier?

Number three: Why not enjoy life a have a doughnut every once in a while? Why become a pariah from society?

Number four: In terms of weight loss, I have never seen a study where having a cheat day adversely affected an eating plan. If anything, it gives you a chance to satisfy those cravings.

Oh hell, I just gave away the whole podcast.

Do me a favor an d listen anyway. It is good.

Here is a link to the article.

Episode 113: Why is my Skin Dry? Worst Article Ever and More Rantings

April 20, 2016

Hi everyone,

I have decided that if I do 2 types of Podcasts.

1. Nice friendly, positive podcasts that are geared to helping you get something in life. Call these the "HappyCoach Mike" episodes.
I love doing these episodes because I can share really cool things with you and I have a great time doing it.

2. Other times, I am a little ticked off at the my industry and want to tell you about it. Call these the "Grumpy Mike" episodes. In these episodes I am like an exterminator poking through the cellars of fitness and nutrition, looking for bad advice, made up crap and other marketing gimmicks that only cause you pain and waste your time.

Actually, I get most of these articles in my email, so I don't have to look. This is how bad the problem really is.

I get the idea that putting someone else down doesn't make me look better. I learned that in 1st grade. Then 2nd grade, then 3rd grade etc... you get the point. 

The truth of the matter is that some people really say some amazingly stupid things. Unbelievably stupid things. 

I thought as the 21 century began, I could cruise through the remaining years of my life enjoying how far we come as a society. The last couple of years have brought to my attention how much more work needs to be done . This is especially true for health and fitness.

So when I come across shockingly bad or generic advice, where I used to be able to ignore it, it now makes me mad.

This is just me.

So welcome to the most generic, thoughtless article ever put on the internet.

Episode 112: Amazing Randi Documentary and 10 Things Every Lifter sShould Be Able To Do.

April 4, 2016

In this episode we finsih up with "the method", talk about the Amazing Randi documentary "Honest Liar" and talk about an article by the great Dan John, 10 Things Every Lifter Should be able to do.

If you are in a hurry or don't like the sound of my voice, here is the list.

1 – Bench Your Bodyweight

2 – Deadlift Double Your Bodyweight

3 – Hold a Two-Minute Plank

4 – Sleep With Only One Pillow

5 – Sit on Floor Without Using Hands, Knees, or Shins

6 – Balance on One Foot for 10 Second

7 – Hang for 30 Seconds, Pull-Up

8 – Long Jump Your Height

9 – 30-Second Bodyweight Squat and Hold

10 – Farmers Walk Your Bodyweight