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

Ep 16 – Eating for AM workouts, why you need a coach, ketogenic diets, tricep dips, and my ultimate favorite exercise equipment

Eating for morning exercise, why you need a coach, ketogenic diets, triceps dips are bad, and my favorite exercise equipment


 

Welcome to Episode 16 of Coach Taylor Radio!!

For those who are waiting to chat about exercise and pregnancy – you are going to have to hold out one more episode! I have a special guest coming on to chat about how to train while you are pregnant!


 

First up this week – eating for early AM workouts. Yes, a lot of people train at 6am – but what should you eat (or should you eat!) before training at this time

Why you need a coach – I strongly believe that everyone does better with a fitness coach. I will tell you why!

Ketogenic diets – you might know them as low carb diets – just wont seem to go away. I have a (moderately) long segment on the pros and cons of this nutrition strategy. More importantly I talk about the science behind it all!

Tricep Dips – had a popular video on this earlier in the week – this segment delves a little further into the science and details of why bench dips top my list of exercises I think need to be banned!!!!

Lastly – my absolute favorite piece of fitness equipment. I am not going to tell you what it is, you are going to have to make it to the end to find out 🙂


 

Once again, thank you everyone for listening. I am dedicated to helping you steer through the crap of the industry and hope that I am helping you in your fitness programs or helping those other trainers and coaches out there become better at what they do!

If there is anything you would like me to discuss in the future please do not hesitate to drop me a line!!! I love making things as interactive as possible!

-Coach Taylor

Ep 15 – Response to blog, you NEED carbs, don’t separate bodyparts, grips strength, and death of personal training

Response to blog, you NEED carbs, don’t separate bodyparts, grips strength, and death of personal training

Welcome to Episode 15 of Coach Taylor Radio!

This week has been a whirlwind as the fitness community has picked up on my latest blog. I chat about the blog this episode and respond to some of the feedback I have received! Here is a link if you haven’t read the blog yet!

The Brutally Honest 6 Reasons You are Still Overfat

Next I talk about carbs. Do you need them? Yes. They are vital to your health!!!!

Separating your body part by part has been a staple of the fitness industry for years, but is it the best way to train? I argue that no, it is not.

Grip strength is a fantastic assessment of your health and as more research is done exploring this it is a little known thing that you should know about!!

I fell out of love with Personal Training many years ago and I finally feel that the rest of the fitness community is starting to open up their eyes! This episode I share my thoughts and here is a link to an awesome blog by my wife chatting about the subject!

RIP Private Personal Training

There it is! Episode 15! Thanks for taking the time to listen and as always, if you want me to cover anything in a future episode please send your requests my way!

-Coach Taylor

Ep 14 – Should you be sore, sitting will kill you, eat before you train, don’t wear heels

Should you be sore, sitting will kill you, importance of eating before and after exercise, trainers shouldn’t hawk you products, and why heels are terrible.

Welcome to episode 14 of Coach Taylor Radio!

As always – a huge thank you to those listening – it is my goal always to deliver great fitness information to you and I am honoured you spend some of your valuable time listening along!

This episode:

Importance of eating before and after exercise: yes – you HAVE to eat immediately after you train! And what you eat before you train can have a huge impact as well!

Should you be sore: Bootcamp instructors around the world will cringe at this – but you shouldn’t be going for maximal soreness from your workouts!

Heels: the might not ‘kill’ you, but they sure aren’t doing good things to your body

Hawking products: I do not believe that your trainer, coach, or fitness facility should be hawking you products – especially if they come arm in arm with an MLM scheme!!!!

Sitting: some recent research has brought this to everyones attention and really, it is probably worse for you than you realize!!!!!
Thank you again for listening! If there is anything you would like to talk about in the future – simply drop me a line or email me HERE and I will rant away!!!!!

-Coach Taylor

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Ep 13 – 5 reasons you’re not losing fat, should you join a gym?, no cardio days!, New Year’s resolution

5 reasons you’re not losing fat, should you join a gym, don’t separate cardio and strength, New Years Resoltion!

Welcome to Episode 13 of Coach Taylor Radio!

This episode is designed for everyone kicking off a few New Years promises! Lot’s of info on fat loss and how to make sure you stay committed this year!

Top 5 reasons you are not losing FAT!!!

New Years Resolutions – how to stay committed!

Should you join a gym?

Stop separating cardio and strength exercises

Hope you get some good info out of this episode! If you have any feedback or want me to talk about something in particular in a future episode – email me HERE

Happy New Year!

-Coach Taylor

Ep 12 – cellulite, resting at the gym, waist to hip ratio, fat loss wraps, is research any good?

Cellulite, resting at the gym, research, waist to hip ratio, and fat loss wraps.

Welcome to episode 12 of Coach Taylor Radio!

After an awesome fat loss seminar last week I wanted to pull in a few of the topics that were discussed because I feel they are UBER important!!!

Cellulite: what is it? Why do you have it? What can you do about it??

To rest or not to rest?  That is the question people ask everyday as we see many people hunched over their smartphones between sets. Should you be taking a break or going non-stop through your program?

Research: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE listen to this segment. It is important! In the fitness world – question everything! This is the reason why!

Waist to hip ratio: Better than BMI or your scale!

Fat loss wraps: do they meet the claims? Should you be buying them?
And thats a wrap! 😉 Thank you to everyone who tunes in – I appreciate each and every one of you! As always – if you have questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to drop a line!

If there is anything you would like me to include in upcoming episodes I a would love to hear!

-Coach Taylor

Ep 11 – gluten free, sitting too much, BMI, redefining strength training

Gluten free, sitting too much, BMI sucks, and redefining strength training.

Welcome to episode 11 of Coach Taylor Radio! This episode we are discussing:

BMI – what is the body mass index and is it really all that useful to you?

Gluten free eating – what is all the buzz about? Preview – I think it’s ridiculous.

Sitting – you are doing it right now and it is terrible for you. Sitting is the new smoking.

Strength training – I think the phrase turns a lot of people off even though it it the most important thing they should be doing everyday. What can we do to help redefine this misunderstood concept?!
As always – thank you for listening in! I would love feedback! Especially if there is something awesome you want me to talk about or any questions you might want answered! Always happy to provide lots of information. Email me HERE.

Coach Taylor