Ep. 33 – My current philosophy, kids shouldn’t lift heavy or oly lift, dedicated practice, what’s in supplements, 6000 year old knees

Welcome to Episode 33 of Coach Taylor Radio!!!!!

Me podcasting!

I know, I know….it’s been a while….but here you go!!!! I do chat a little about why I haven’t made a podcast in a bit and have been on a bit of a video hiatus.

Whats on this episode?


My current philosophies and thoughts    (13:45)
on fitness and health

Kids and teens SHOULDN’T Oly lift or powerlift         (35:15)
-been catching some flak on this one – but I’m right…

Importance of dedicated practice and focus on the    (28:00)
little things

How the fitness world is setting you up for failure     (44:50)

Overview                   (3:00)
-truth in pyramid (sorry mlm) products
-I’m too fat to be a coach
-Canadian doctors on sports drinks
-6000 year old knees and arthritis
-whats the perfect program
-how much should your back bend


As always, thank you to everyone who invests their precious time listening to the idle musings of this Canadian fitness coach. It is very humbly appreciated.

And thank you to my sponsor (me!!!), TT Online Fitness – MY online fitness training platform! If you truly want to train with me this is where to do it!!!!! One week trials are available!

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Ep 32 Coach Taylor Radio: Work capacity, recent news, history of food, are machines bad, upper vs. lower abs and more!!

Welcome to episode 32 of Coach Taylor Radio!

 

Apologies for the delay! I had the episode mostly recorded and then the file somehow deleted! (Right after the dog ate my homework….). It has taken a bit to get the time together to re-record – but here we are!!!!!


On this episode:

Work Capacity         (27:50)
–> If you only listen to one thing on the podcast MAKE IT THIS section – this is what will be guiding everything I do going forward and I believe is the missing piece for the entire fitness industry!!!!

 

History of Food      (35:56)
–> A bit of a ramble here – but it is important info because so much of what we think about food and what we eat is just plain wrong.

 

Are machines really the bad for you???    (21:30)

 

The real reason you have injuries    (9:00)

 

Is all of this glute training focus really that good for us?   (12:50)

 

Upper vs lower abs and how to train them!            (17:10)
–> This is also a great segment giving you a tool to test a new trainer of facility if you are getting ready to join a new place or hire someone!!!!

 

Will one month off ruin all your hard work in fitness?    (25:20)


There we go! A jammed episode that I thought was going to be a quick one – then I got talking and it didn’t go quite as quickly as I had anticipated!

 

As always – a very sincere thank you to everyone for investing your time in listening to my idle musings on all things health and fitness!!

 

Any questions I am always happy to include in upcoming episodes! Just send them my way!!!!

-Coach Taylor

Ep 31 – exercise doesn’t help weight loss, sugar to fat, back arch, best sets and reps, measuring fitness success, vibration plates, ISSA crap, Vibration plates

Here we go! Episode 31 of Coach Taylor Radio – my very favourite podcast!

I have a couple rants on this episode and delve into some long held beliefs that science is telling us are completely not true!


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Where you will work with me and my entire coaching team to give you fitness programming, nutrition information, and answer all of your health and fitness questions!!!


 

On this episode:

—> News PLUS a special offer for my podcast listeners! <—

===> Exercise doesn’t aid with weight loss     (47:46)

This one is hard to wrap your head around and is a complete paradigm shift EVEN FOR ME!!!!!! But the science says…..

 

===> Sugar turns into fat – how can I prevent this??    (14:00)

 

===> What is the BEST number of sets and reps to use?   (24:25)

 

===> Is a lot of back arch bad on the bench press?      (21:00)

 

===> Vibration plates   (32:30)

 

===> How can you measure your fitness success?      (35:55)

 

===> The ISSA is continuing their sexist and horrific    (40:50)
advertising practices


As always – if you have any questions or would like me to discuss anything at all – just send me a message!!!!!!!

-Coach Taylor

Ep 30 – latest fitness news recap, the 2 keys to fitness, women getting to bulky, RANT–> why train if you’re lean?, how to train for specific sport or activity, and all about intermittent fasting!

Welcome to episode 30 of Coach Taylor Radio!

 

FIRST!!!!!! ====> to all my blog subscribers!!!!!! I use this site to post my podcast but I am STILL HERE FOR YOU!!!! What would you like me to write about next??? I am all ears! Message me with the pressing health and fitness issues on YOUR mind!


On this episode of Coach Taylor Radio:

 

Latest Fitness News recap

  • my 37th birthday and year of pushups commitment
  • taking care of your shoulder
  • why we got rid of hand chalk
  • how accurate is your body fat scale?
  • weight loss injections

 

All about intermittent fasting    (38:52)

  • Update on my one year IMF trial
  • Everything you need to know about IMF
  • Who shold do it, does it work, why do it and more

 

Strength and Conditioning for specific sport or activities    (27:53)

  • EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT an athlete LISTEN TO THIS
  • People do ALL the wrong things when they train for a sport or specific activity (think Golf, cycling, soccer etc)
  • If you know youth doing strength training for sport YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS SECTION

 

Two key lessons I have learned for YOUR fitness success     (15:02)

 

If women lift heavy objects they will get WAY too muscular!  (21:26)

  • Why am I even talking about this in 2017????
  • When will this idea DIE

 

==> RANT ALERT <==                   (27:53)

  • One of my MOST hated comments relating to health and fitness
  • THIS NEEDS TO STOP

There it is!!!! Episode 30! It feels good to be back podcasting – I am actually really enjoying it! So if there are any topics you would like to hear on the show – please do not hesitate to ask!

 

I am here to answer YOU questions!!!

 

-Coach Taylor

Ep 29 – I’m Baaaackkkkkkk!!!!!!!

HI everyone!!!!! I has been a while since I made a podcast and even since I wrote an blog!!!!!

I have been pushing out tons of content still – my Facebook page is the place to be for regular stuff!!!

I am going to restart the podcast, however, and the goal is at least 2 episodes a month- possibly weekly but we shall see!!!!!!!!!

As for blogs – I may write a few epic ones this year – but I tend to do long post on FB so it is like having a ton of mini blogs from me every week!!!!! If there is anything in particular you would like more info on – always feel free to drop me a line or message!!!!

Don’t forget I also put out regular videos!!!!! Coach Taylor TV is my primary video show and we also regularly put out video shows for my business, Taylored Training, and an all new video show for my new online training platform – TT Online. So yes – always lots of content going out!!!!!!

For now though…..here is episode 29 of Coach Taylor Radio!!!!!!!!!!


On this episode:

Current news                                       (4:35)
–>cryotherapy – worth it?
–>is feeding your children cereal, abuse?

Continuing my mission to change the world of fitness          (12:20)

It’s that time of year – resolutions 2017                           (18:45)
–>what can you do to be health and fitness successful
–> Coach Taylor makes a commitment <–

Sometimes I am not specific with my advice – here you go!    (26:40)
What is the best style of training you can start this year????

Nutrition in 2017 – what SHOULD you be doing??!!!!           (31:40)


Here are some links mentioned in the show!!!!!

www.ttonline.ca 
—> tittle sponsor of my podcast – my online training platform!!!!

http://tayloredtraining.ca/tt-new-years-guide-success/
   —> our Taylored Training ebook guide to success

http://ttonline.ca/ebook
   —> our intermittent fasting ebook!


Thanks so much for tuning in!!! I do like doing the podcast – so fire me any questions you have or topics you would like me to chat about – I am here to change the way we think and feel about health and fitness!!!!

One rant at a time!!!!! 🙂

Ep. 28 – News, Beachbody, real weight loss success, steups, Yoga for injuries, and how to divide up your workouts

Ep. 28 – News, Beachbody, real weight loss success, steups, Yoga for injuries, and how to divide up your workouts


 

Hey crew and welcome to episode 28 of Coach Taylor Radio!!!!!!

I won’t lie I get pretty fired up this episode!! After ‘chatting’ with some beachbody people this last week, well, I got fired up. Check it out – starts around minute 22 🙂

Here are this episodes topics!!!!


 

News (3:00)

  • QandA on my TV episodes – a great chance to learn and to work with me
  • Intermittent fasting update
  • Mini beachbody rant and weight loss scams
  • France banning too thin models
  • How your abs work and how to train them
  • No such thing as flat feet
  • Orthotics suck
  • Is weightlifting everyday dangerous?

Beachbody Rant (22:00)

Like I said – I get really fired up here!!!! I was asked if it’s OK if beachbody coaches act simply as motivators and accountability people and NOT as health and fitness coaches.

Fuck. No.

Healthy Weight Loss (32:00)

I share a story from one of my listeners about her weight loss. Why? Because it is a shining example of HOW to properly focus on weight loss and health!!!!!!

Step-Ups (38:10)

This REALLY under-utilized exercise really needs to have a place in your fitness program!!!!

Yoga and Stretching for Injury Prevention (41:20)

Is this a good way to prevent injury or deal with current injuries. I have great respect for yoga, however, there is a time and a place for everything!

Your Workout Mix (47:15)

What percentage of your workout should you devote to exercise? What percent to stretching? What percentage to mobility?

I break down the OPTIMAL program for health based on this listener question!!!!


 

That is episode 28 of Coach Taylor Radio!!!

As always I truly hope that this information helps you with whatever your personal health and fitness goals might be! And if you know anyone who needs to hear any of this information, please do not hesitate to share this or to send them my way!!!!!

Everything talked about in this episode can be found on my facebook fanpage!!!!!!

Until Episode 29!!!!!

-Coach Taylor

The Most Important Thing I Have Ever Written – (Audio Version)

How the Fitness Industry Destroys Itself; and How To Fix It

A Manifesto

By: Coach Taylor Simon


Prefer to read the full article? CLICK HERE


I know a 5000 word article is a little long for many!

So I have recorded this audio version as a podcast for anyone who prefers alternate ways of consuming content.

This is the most important thing I have ever written.

I do not say this from a place of ego. There is far better writing out there in the world.
But this message is a culmination of everything I have learned and experienced over the last 14 years as an active participant and contributor to the health and fitness industry.

If you are a personal trainer, fitness coach, online coach, group exercise instructor, health researcher, or health professional such as a doctor, physiotherapist, massage therapist, or chiropractor, it is IMPERATIVE that you read this.

If you know anyone who I just mentioned above, please help me to get this message to them.

For those who have struggled with their health and fitness, I believe that this message is just as important. If you have experienced failure with any of the fitness programs and diets you have embarked on over the years you need to hear this message. Before you join a gym, begin a new program, or seek out other avenues to make changes to your health, you need to understand this message.

If you know anyone who lets their life be affected by their weight, what they look like, or how other perceive their level of fitness, please help me get this message to them.

What we call ‘fitness’ is broken. It is controlled by and designed for a narcissistic minority group of people who are consistently destroying our ability to help people achieve better health.

It is possible to change it. To fix it. To make it better. To make it more effective. But to do that we must first understand what is wrong.

This is my manifesto. This is what will guide the next chapter of my involvement in the health and fitness industry. I will continue to fight to create the change that is so desperately needed.

-Coach Taylor

Episode 27 -Intermittent fasting, are kettlebells a time waster, anterior vs. posterior training, supplement store staff, BMI, death of squats and other news

Welcome to episode 27 of Coach Taylor Radio!


Intermittent fasting, are kettlebells a time waster, anterior vs. posterior training, supplement store staff, BMI, death of squats and other news


This is the longest episode yet – and I am hoping that tides over all of the listeners who want me to make more frequent podcasts!!!!

 

On this episode:

 

Intermittent Fasting (43:00)

What it is, why I am experimenting with it myself, and where to get more information about it. I have been interested in this nutritional pattern for some time and the research behind it is strong.

I always feel I need to test things before recommending them so I am on a 1 year trial.

For more info on this journey – check my snapchat (coachtaylors) or instagram (coach_taylor_simon)

 

Conversations with a supplement store (34:00)

Take what you hear at the supplement store with a grain of salt (whey protein?). They are not there to serve YOUR interests. Go over a recent interaction I had with a store manager because it is a great example of what the stores are REALLY after.

 

Are kettlebells a waste of your time (26:00)

Spoiler alert. No. They most definitely are not! Here is why I believe everyone should be doing them, which exercises are most important, and how they will protect you from the evil winter task of shoveling snow.

 

Anterior vs. Posterior training (20:50)

Why you should be training your backside more than your front side. Your long term health is very dependant on this!

 

News overview (1:55)

Taking a look at:

-The death of squats

-The BMI has mislabeled many healthy people

-Is the calorie a useful measurement

-Do I base my comments on research or personal observation?

-Why poor research has led to the belief exercise isn’t that important

 

Thank you all so much for taking the time out of your busy life to listen. I will continue to strive daily to bring you the best, evidence based, health and fitness information out there that is free of the usual bullshit and rhetoric found in the industry!

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Coach Taylor Podcast – episode 26

Ep 26: the latest overview, why functional is better, fat loss and scales, your lifestyle is VERY important


Hi everyone! It has been a while since my last podcast – almost 3 months actually!

I haven’t stopped putting out content! I have just switched it over to doing a lot more video content. If you haven’t checked recently, I have a video show that is becoming my favorite way to spread good fitness info. Additionally, I am putting up weekly posts and videos on facebook and youtube – so if you miss me – head over that way and check it out.

Keep in touch with me: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and on twitter – tags and handles at bottom of this post!


 

In episode 26 I chat about:

Fitness news 

A summary of all the stuff I have been chatting, blogging, and posting about for the lat bit. I get into a pretty good rant – actually scared my dog out of the room with it….
-Some topics: cannot foam roller away cellulite, cryo chambers, moving in multiple directions, machines are dumb, stop explaining yourself to others, and pushup hand position

Functional Movement

This is a topic that has been butchered and is starting to bring out bad connotations. But give this section a listen as I think it is vitally important to YOUR training and health. And for those trainers and coaches out there – you NEED to hear this.

Fat Loss, the Scale, and Keeping Up With Your Goals

This is a lengthy section. But it needs to be. I go over the most important parts of my recent fat loss seminar as well as discuss the scale and BMI, mostly to emphasize why they are stupid. And useless. And I hate them.

Lifestyle

This is THE MOST under thought about aspect of your health and yet is the most important aspect of long term success. I talk about an app to help you track your goals as well as meditation. Yeah. I know. Meditation. WTF.


 

Thank you all for investing the time to listen to this episode!!! I very sincerely appreciate it!!!

If you want me to keep making a podcast – message me, post on my FB wall, tweet me, snap me, instagram tag me. Let me know. I will make episodes whenever I get enough requests for them!

Until then, stay up to date!!!!

FB: Coach Taylor

IG: coach_taylor_simon

Snap: coachtaylors

Twitter: tr_simon

Ep 25 – girls aren’t weak, how to change the fitness world, my apology, why do we talk about athletes, nutrient timing, no trophies for kids

Ep 25 – girls aren’t weak, how to change the fitness world, my apology, why do we talk about athletes, nutrient timing, no trophies for kids


Welcome to episode 25 of Coach Taylor Radio!!

Here is what is in this episode!

News and Stuff

  • The vsit
  • Can kettlebells improve athletes
  • High school gym teachers
  • Left Side vs right side issues
  • Cellulite wraps don’t work
  • Free weights ARE safer than machines

How to Change the Fitness Industry (36:55)

This is for everyone and not just trainers and coaches. The industry is full of sacred cows that need to be taken to slaughter. Stop weighing and measuring yourself, stop tracking how much weight you lift, and stop setting goals. That is how we make the world a healthier place!

My Apology (31:45)

I need to apologize for the way I was. Throwing up and being so sore you can barely move are NOT things that should be a part of the fitness world. They are NOT good things and we need to stop setting them up on a pedestal as aspirations for fitness.

Why Do We Always Talk About Athletes? (27:05)

You hear it and see it all the time: “this is good for athletes but you don’t need to worry about it!” Why? What does this mean and why is it important to your fitness?

Girls Make Themselves Weak Because They Believe They Are (13:30)

Women are taught to be physically weak and to accept that that is the norm. It is a bunch of bullshit and we need to really start focusing on changing this belief!!!!

Nutrient Timing (22:40)

This was a hot topic for a decade in fitness – what is it and how does it relate to you?

Don’t Give Trophies to Kids (10:25)

Even professional athletes agree!!!!!


As always – thank you so much for taking the time to listen to my podcast. I truly hope that the discussion and information I post is able to help make your life and fitness just a little bit better!

Any questions or comments please feel free to contact me! I am always happy to answer your questions!

Sincerely,

Coach Taylor