1) How can I wake up earlier, I struggle to get up as it?
2) What are your thoughts on smoking (on nights out for example)?
3) How can I stop being bullied?
4) I'm spending over an hour in the gym, how long should my sessions be?
5) My question, therefore, is how does one break through the mindset of accepting mediocrity as a baseline(ie. 'I’ve been good enough today so I deserve this')and excel to get nutrition and training on point simultaneously?
Today I turned 30 so apologies if this one is a little scattered, I literally just pressed record and talked for this whole episode and jumped around a bit. I hope it helps all the same.
1) Don’t take yourself too seriously
2) Nobody really cares what you do, think or say
3) You’re better to have 4 quarters than 100 pennies
4) You can have anything you want, just not everything you want
5) Don’t let ego be your enemy
Damian is a former professional rugby player (playing for Connacht, Leinster alongside spells in France), at 6’6 and 120kg, he ran the Marathon Des Sables in 2016 and is about to undergo a gruelling 90 day challenge of crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a boat- no engine, no sail, no support, no company.
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.
Christmas is just over 3 weeks away so today’s episode goes into a few tips you can apply for the
next few weeks to look amazing for the festive period so you can enjoy the extra food and drink over Xmas week and look your absolute best.
1.Eat super clean for the next 3 weeks (and then take Xmas week off)
2.Add in some HIIT or LISS cardio to the end your workouts
3.Up the intensity in workouts by reducing rest or adding circuits or giant sets
4.Add in green tea extract and l-carnitine to ramp up fat burning for the next 3 weeks.
5.Cut back on alcohol until Xmas week.
6.Be very specific about your goals for the next three weeks (more visible abs, drop a dress size,
more defined arms etc.)
7.Think about whom you are looking to see or impress at Xmas and use that to stay motivated
(including the secret ‘I want to pull that person’ tip).
I'm so excited to have my guest Shane Finn with me on the show today.
Shane is a Dingle Native who recently ran 24 marathons in 24 days and raised over €100,000 euro for Spina Bifida Ireland
1.can you tell everyone listening a little bit more about yourself
2.What advice would you give your 16-year-old self and place where you were at that time in your life, what were you doing?
1.Dealing with anxiety, worry and stress are a lot like sweeping the floor, you can sweep it once and it’s clean but if you don’t stay on top of it every day, it gets dirty again.
2.Find what works for you. There is no ‘silver bullet’ – experiment with different strategies and double down on the ones that work.
3.Find the thing that puts you into a ‘flow state’ – for me its training, running and walking.
4.Gratitude journal. I used a gratitude journal for a few months but focusing on 3 things your grateful for (even if it's something small like having enough food for breakfast) can prime your day to see all the amazing things that you do have.
5.Affirmations on the future. This is a catch 22, too much focus on the future and your anxiety can get worse but with just enough looking into the future (being in the clouds as I like to call it), can make you feel so much better about the things you have to look forward too.
6.Live in day tight compartments and just ask yourself, did I get today right? This is the key to long-term success in everything, fitness, mindset, business, relationships, you name it.. step by step we get ahead.
1.Focus on the process: “if u can't be happy on the journey, how can you be happy at the
destination” - Buddha
2.Compare yourself against where you were and not by who’s in front of you. Your chapter 1 is going to look very different from someone else’s chapter 20.
3.Realise there are only really three types of people in your life – haters/naysayers, the ones that don't
care what you do and your #1 fans – choose who you spend the majority of your time with very wisely!
4.Happiness comes from subtraction, not addition. I'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies, focus on quality over quantity every time.
5.Ask yourself, who is it that really matters? Find the 5 people in your life whose opinion matters, everyone’s else’s opinion is just noise.
This episode is a little different to normal.
A Leaving Cert student came to me with questions for his Entrepreneur LCVP project and I thought they would make for a valuable podcast episode for anyone out there who runs a business, is self-employed or would like to make money in fitness.
I hope it helps and be sure to hit me up on Instagram DM and snapchat to let me know what you thought.
This goes pretty in depth on how I went from social welfare, living with my mum and dad and how it took me three different attempts to get my fitness business off the ground.
I’ve been so fortunate to have gone from flat broke on welfare to #1 Best Selling Author with hundreds of people come through my programs every month in less than 4 years.
If nothing else, I hope this episode serves as inspiration if you are struggling in any area of your life and that you only truly fail when you stop trying.
Chase is a Virginia native and army veteran with a degree in physical education and exercise science.
After learning how to walk again after being medically discharged from the military,
he has since gone on to become an incredibly successful personal trainer and entrepreneur.
He is the host of the brilliant podcast Ever Forward Radio and helps run the Ever Forward clothing brand with his brother Max.
1.Can you tell everyone listening a little bit more about yourself?
2.What got you into fitness?
3.What are your morning rituals like? What do the first 60 minutes of your day look like?
4.What advice would you give your 20-year-old self and place where you were at that time in your life, what were doing
5.What is the biggest fitness, nutrition or mindset myths that you see?
How can I give up the drink until Xmas?
Ross is decorated expert in the fitness industry.
For over 10 years he's been involved in every area of sport, fitness and nutrition imaginable. He started as an international athlete playing water polo for Great Britain but later moved into the academics of sport and graduated from the world-renowned Loughborough University school of sport and expertise science. Ross is the co-founder of the sports Nutrition company the protein works and writes for a range of publications including men's health and men's fitness. On top of some other crazy fitness challenges that we'll talk about later in the podcast, Ross famous did the worlds strongest marathon where he ran 26.2 miles pulling a 1,400kg MINI countryman to raise money for charity and his long-awaited book the worlds fitness book (which I've already pre-ordered) is out next year!!!
1. What does your morning routine look like?
2. What is the best way to build my core?
3. How can I lean bulk without gaining excess fat?
4. What are your biggest frustrations in managing your business?
5. I'm 24 and really into a girl in school who just turned 18, should I pursue it or is it morally wrong with the age gap?