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!!!!

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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

Ep 24 – latest news, don’t debate me, elder training, when to eat carbs, smith machine, should you do sets and reps, lessons from dad

Ep 24 – latest news, don’t debate me, elder training, when to eat carbs, smith machine, should you do sets and reps, lessons from dad


Welcome to episode 24 of Coach Taylor Radio!

Sorry for the long delay in a new podcast – no excuse! Just got busy with life and put it on the backburner!!!!

This is a great episode, in my humble opinion, and there are a couple of really personal messages in here. Please listen to the first segment, Don’t Debate Me, and the last segment, Lessons from Dad. Both of these are highly personal and messages I think are important to get out there!

My dad had a hear attack last week and was rushed to the hospital. A stent was put in right away but so many other blockages were found that a triple bypass has been scheduled for 5 weeks from now. It is this situation that really inspired some of this podcast. And I want everyone to really hear those two sections!


 

Overview

Just a quick overview of everything health and fitness I have been chatting about over the last while!

Don’t debate me

This topic I am passionate about. Very. There is a lot of non-PR language and some other hard to hear stuff that may ruffle some feather. Oh well. They are feathers that must be ruffled.

Training the elderly

It is being done terribly. We treat the elderly like fragile eggs and I really believe that we are doing more harm than good!

When to eat carbs

One of the more hotly debated topics in fitness nutrition and something that I think is uber filled with really bad and anecdotal reasoning. I will clear some of that up!!!!!

Smith Machine

It sucks. Get off of it. Melt it down. Scrap that piece of shit. And all machines. But WHY? I try and answer that for you.

Set and reps

This is how almost ALL fitness is tracked. But is there a better way? Where did the sets and reps come from? It is something that we are changing with the way we train!

Lessons from Dad

This is important. Skinny DOES NOT equal healthy. And while I have been preaching this for a long time, this past week as REALLY demonstrated just how important this message is. I hope that this segment can really make a difference in how some people think.


As always – know that I truly appreciate you taking the time to listen to my podcast. I hope that the information I provide is able to positively influence at least a few people and help to change the lives of many!

If you have questions, comments, or if there is anything you would like me to cover in future blogs, posts, or on my FB page, please do not hesitate to reach out!!!!

-Coach Taylor

Ep 23 – All About HIT Training, News, Fan Questions, Physics Doesn’t Apply, Lift Lighter Weights

Ep 23 – All About HIT Training, News, Fan Questions, Physics Doesn’t Apply, Lift Lighter Weights


 

Welcome to Episode 23 of Coach Taylor Radio

Lot’s of awesome stuff this episode, if I do say so myself!

For any of the blogs or videos I talk about in this episode – check out my FB fanpage or Youtube channel as I try and post everything there for you!!!!


The main segment is all about HIT training.

People get so confused about what HIT training is, why it is better than cardio is, what cardio is, how it affects them, and how they should be training! I feel your pain!

I take some time to break down what HIT training is and hopefully give you a better understanding of how your body works so that you can decide what the best kind of training for you is!


Fan Questions!

  • How to firm up the upper arms
  • How to help someone with an eating disorder
  • Celebrity diets are a bunch of misleading bullshit

 

Lifting lighter weights will get you strong and is better for you than heavier weights.

Ummmmm….. I call bullshit.


 

A recent blog called out the idea that not eating enough is leading to people gaining weight.

It was just plain wrong and I will tell you why!!!!

One of the things I deal with everyday is people who aren’t successful with their fitness goals because they aren’t eating enough!!!


 

In the recent news segment:

-Naked athletes, kettlebells, importance of strength, healthy fat, high heels, rotating the low back, no girl pushups, your bodyfat scale, and truth about flip flops!!!!


 

As always, my most sincere thanks for dedicating a segment of your life to listening to my podcast. I hope to give you valuable fitness information that applies directly to your life and your efforts to improve your health and fitness!

Any questions, please feel free to message me or touch base on Facebook! I love talking and mostly about topics that are important to you!!!

-Coach Taylor

 

Episode 22 – Fan questions, trainer selfies, SUGAR, water aerobics, calorie deficits, workout journal, sex machines

Episode 22 – Fan questions, trainer selfies, SUGAR, water aerobics, calorie deficits, workout journal, sex machines


Remember – also available on Itunes – search Strength Coach Taylor!


Welcome to episode 22 of Coach Taylor Radio.

This is definitely a jam packed episode so get a couple cups of coffee, sit back and enjoy!!! I wanted to try and get to all the questions I have been asked over the last couple of weeks, which means I have a lot of really great information in here that I think will benefit everyone!


 

Sugar

The last segment is on Sugar. I write this first, however, because I don’t want anyone to miss it. EVERYONE needs to listen to this segment (starts around the 39 minute mark). Understanding what sugar is and how it works in your body is UBER important!!!!!


 

Intro and Overview

A segment dedicated to giving everyone an overview and more details on everything I have been having conversations about online. If you missed anything, click the link above to my facebook page where I try to be as interactive as possible on a daily basis!!

Fan Q and A

I asked everyone on my FB page to throw questions at me – and did they ever! Took the tope ones and answered them in this segment.

Highlights include: lifting for strength vs. bulk, wrist pain during pushups and planks, how to improve flexibility, carb cycling, alternative therapies and their effectiveness, lifting gloves, lifting belts, foot position during rear elevated split squats

Trainer’s Selfies

I believe the fitness industry needs to establish a new level of professionalism and fitness ‘professionals’ constantly posting photos of themselves, often in revealing clothing, are doing a lot of harm to those of us trying to establish a new standard.

500 Calorie a Day Deficit Myth

Put out a blog last week on this topic, here is just a little extra information and some more details.

Water Aerobics

Why I don’t like it and why you should tell your grandma to stop going!

Fitness Journalling

Do you need to track the weights you lift?

Ban the SEX machines!!!!! 

Listen to this. I had a hard time not laughing while recording it. Lol. Seriously. Still chuckling. You can find it at min 37:50.


 

Questions, comments, concerns? Send them my way – would be happy to include the information that is most pertinent to you in future episodes!

Remember to check out my facebook page (link above) if you want daily doses of Coach Taylor’s thoughts on fitness.

-Coach Taylor

Ep 21 – News summary, professional trainers, the Paleo diet, crossfit, how much fat, pre-workout drinks, cholesterol, online coaching, kettlebells

Ep 21 – News summary, professional trainers, the Paleo diet, crossfit, how much fat, pre-workout drinks, cholesterol, online coaching, kettlebells


 

Hello and welcome to episode 21 of Coach Taylor Radio!

Sorry for the delay – it has been a couple of hectic weeks! Business is busy, some travel, and unfortunately I had to say goodbye to my best friend, Tyson, one of my German Shepards. 🙁

But episode 21 is the best yet and not just because of the snazy awesome new music track I found!

Here is what is in episode 21:

Whats Happening in Fitness

I put out a lot of material on everything fitness over on my Facebook fanpage – this week decided to try something new and do a good overview of all the most talked about information being shared around the fitness world! So if you don’t have the time to keep on top of it all – here you go!

Professional Trainers

The fitness world is sorely lacking in professionals so I thought I would discuss this and give everyone a brief look at what tends me to land in controversy most frequently!

Cholesterol in Food

Yes – people still get uber confused about this topic. Even Dr.s and other health professionals are not current on the latest research. Here is a little sound byte to let you know what to look for concerning food, cholesterol and your health!

The Paleo Diet

Wrote  a long blog on this last week but have been getting so many questions on the topic I felt adding in a segment on this podcast would be able to clear up some more of the details about the good and the bad of the Paleo Diet.

Click HERE for the Paleo Diet Blog

Click HERE to learn about our Paleolithic ancestors and cannibalism

Fat

A listener wrote in wondering how much fat you should include in your diet and what are the best fat sources. Here is your answer!

Pre-Workout Powders

What are they? Do you need them? Do they work? Which are best? What you should be eating pre-workout.

All of the answers are in this podcast segment!

Kettlebell Love

Yes, I love kettlebells and think they are one of the best training tools, ever. EVER. Let me tell you why….

Crossfit

Always controversial and Greg Glassmans recent interview on 60 minutes has brought the company into the spotlight again.

What do I think about crossfit? Here you go!


 

There we go – episode 21 of Coach Taylor Radio. I sincerely thank all of you who are listening! If there is any topic you would like me to discuss please contact me and I would be happy to drop some knowledge bombs for you!

-Coach Taylor

Episode 20 – All about cardio, No more squats, Stable surfaces, 1200 calorie diet, barefoot is best, the Food Babe

All about cardio, No more squats, Stable surfaces, 1200 calorie diet, barefoot is best, the Food Babe


 

Welcome to episode 20 of Coach Taylor Radio. 40 glorious minutes of fitness and health information coming your way!

This week is a bit longer, why? Well because people keep asking me to put more info into the podcasts. Lol – yes – I get lots of requests for more info. So here you go – more info!

There will be links posted in this blog to anything I mentioned on the podcast!!!!


 

Cardio

This topic has been coming up a lot recently. It isn’t weird for this time of year as most people have come to the sudden realization that they will be wearing a bathing suit in public in the next few months.

Cardio is hugely misunderstood – here is what I talk about this episode:

  • what is cardio
  • cardio isn’t the best way to lose fat
  • cardio does more harm than good
  • cardio isn’t that great for you cardio

Listen in to find out more!


 

Back Squats and Bench Press

This is always a hot topic. On the facebook page there has been a good discussion on these exercises and in the podcast I talk about why I don’t do them.

I believe that both of these exercises are sacred cows of the fitness industry and it is time to re-examine how useful they are for most people!


 

Stable vs. Unstable Surfaces

BOSU balls and all manner of other equipment took off in popularity over the last 15 years. But are they really worth it? Should you be training on an unstable surface?

I don’t believe you should and I chat about why!


 

1200 Calorie a Day Diet

Here you go! The secret to fat loss! I discuss the 1200 calorie a day diet!


 

Barefoot Training

I am a staunch advocate for training barefoot. I truly believe that almost everyone should be barefoot as often as possible! This section I discuss why you should be training barefoot as well as the best way to transition to barefoot training!

Here are links to the news article and the video that I mention in the podcast:

How the Feet Run The Show – The Globe and Mail

A great way to start strengthening those important foot muscles! Video from my physiotherapist!


 

The Food Babe 

I had never heard of this Food babe person until a recent rebuttal from another blogger calling herself Science Babe went viral.

Let me tell you – the Food Babe is a shining example of the dangers of celebrity taking over from science. This person SHOULD NOT be allowed to dispense advise.

But hey, she is on Dr. Oz so she must be a reputable authority, right?

Here is a link to the Science Babe takedown of Food Babe – Click Here


 

And there we have it! Episode 20 of Coach Taylor Radio!

As always, I sincerely hope that the topics I cover are able to benefit your life and training! If there is anything you would like me to talk about on future episodes, feel free to comment here or send me an email or facebook!

-Coach Taylor

EP 19 – Does cardio make you fat, want to be a trainer?, in season vs. off season, bulking vs. cutting, sauces!, should workouts destroy you, death of bootcamp

Does cardio make you fat, Want to be a trainer?, In season vs. off season, Bulking vs. cutting, Sauces!, Should workouts destroy you, Death of bootcamp


 

Welcome to episode 19 of Coach Taylor Radio!

This episode I open up with a general discussion about everything fitness going on over the last couple of weeks! If you haven’t checked out my YouTube or Facebook pages, head over there if you want to join the conversation!

This episode….

Does Cardio Make You Fat?

  • Some serious misinformation going on over the last few weeks on cardio – I endeavour to clear it up for you!

Want to be a Trainer?

  • I have been getting asked a lot recently about how to go about becoming a personal trainer or fitness coach – this episode I point you in the right direction and answer that question

In-Season vs. Off-Season Training

  • While you might think this is only relevant to elite athletes, you might be surprised! If you or someone you know participates any kind of seasonal sport or activity – give this a listen!!!!!

Bulking vs. Cutting

  • Traditionally this is for bodybuilders and fitness models, however, it ties in directly to a lot of questions I have been receiving about getting leaner and losing bodyfat

Sauces

  • When it comes to eating healthy people really believe that food has to be bland and boring. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Sauces are an easy way to add flavour and spice things up, but are they healthy??

Should Your Workout Destroy You?

  • This is a huge debate in the fitness world but what are the facts?

Death of Bootcamp?

  • Once the height of the fitness popular world, Bootcamp programs are embarking on a long slow death. And I could not be happier!!!

There we have it – episode 19! Hope you enjoyed it and I was able to answer some questions for you!

As always – please feel free to drop me a line with any questions, comments, concerns, or any topics you would like me to cover in future episodes!

If you want to check out this podcast on Itunes – just search ‘Strength Coach Taylor’.

-Coach Taylor

Ep 18 – IIFYM, Cardio in AM or PM, Too much protein?, What protein is best, Open vs. closed grip, Some people can’t GAIN weight

IIFYM, Cardio in AM or PM, Too much protein?, What protein is best, Open vs. closed grip, Some people can’t GAIN weight

 

Welcome to episode 18 of Coach Taylor Radio!

This episode is 100% listener generated questions! I always like taking feedback from listeners because generally if one person out there has a question, many others have the same question!!

IIFYM – If it fits your macros

This is one of the industries hot topics at the moment and seems to be gaining in popularity. I am putting together a dedicated blog on this topic which I will publish soon! For now, you can listen to me chat about it!!

Cardio: AM or PM?

So many rules abound in the health and fitness industry and I feel like 50% of them revolve around cardio training. More on that in future episodes, this week I want to talk about doing cardio based workouts in the AM or PM and what is better.

Can you eat too much protein?

Many people work at limiting carbs and replacing them with protein – but can you have too much of a good thing?

What protein is best?

The question I was asked was are there good vs. bad protein powders and the answer is definitely yes. Also touch on different types of protein (ex. animal vs. powder vs. plant etc.) and if some are better than others.

Open vs. Closed Grip

In episode 15 we talked about grip strength and how important it is. What type of grip you use can have a huge impact on this! I talk a little about it in this podcast and for those of you who prefer visuals here is a little video clip for you!

 


As always – thanks so much for listening! If you have any questions, comments, or feedback I would be happy to hear it!!!

-Coach Taylor

Ep 17 – Fitness and pregnancy: what you need to know, 1 arm back rows, what is facia, making muscles long and lean

Ep 17 – Fitness and pregnancy: what you need to know, 1 arm back rows, what is facia, making muscles long and lean


 

Welcome to episode 18 of Coach Taylor Radio!

Exciting episode ahead! I have an awesome interview that I think needs to get shared everywhere in the fitness world! But first!

One arm back rows

Let’s talk about 1 arm back rows! This is one of the exercises I really feel needs to be changed in the fitness industry – particularly the way it is coached!

Here is a quick video going over it in more detail:

 

Facia and elastic tissue

Not something many people think about but it is very very important!!! I believe it is the most overlooked aspect of most training programs. ESPECIALLY as we age! What is it and why is it so important?

Here is a video clip that shows just how it works. BEWARE!!! This video is made using human cadavers!! But it is a great look at the science behind why the facia is so important.

 

RANT ALERT 

Just a brief rant on how to make your muscles longer and leaner 🙂

 

Exercise and Pregnancy

To finish of this podcast is a fantastic interview with Dr. Shawna Johnston. She is not only highly credentialed but she is also very dedicated to her personal fitness. As a doctor, educator, and mother of three time is a precious commodity. She has learned over the years, however, just how important fitness is and never makes excuses. She is an inspiration!

This interview goes over exercise and pregnancy. Should you exercise? Is it safe to begin exercising? How much should you eat during pregnancy? What does the science say? What about exercise post C-section? Can exercise be harmful during breastfeeding?

Just a few of the topics Dr. Johnston answers for us in this interview.


 

Thank you so much for listening! As always, if you have questions, comments, concerns, or if there is something you want me to chat about in the future – please feel free to drop me a line!!!

-Coach Taylor