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The Brian Keane Podcast

Best selling author of 'The Fitness Mindset' Brian Keane answers your questions and interviews leaders in the world of fitness, health, mindset and natural wellness to share tips about all things that can support you on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself.
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Sep 24, 2018

Johnny is a plant-based lifestyle blogger who travels the world documenting his journey. He has visited 197 countries, ran a marathon in the North pole and has climbed some of the world's highest mountains.  He has made over 1m USD from blogging and now inspires others with his “Dream Big, Travel Far, Live Full’ philosophy.

 

We talked about everything from being smuggled across the border in Liberia to travelling the world on little or no money to running a marathon in the North Pole and how to start a blog that you’re so passionate about that people pay you to do the things you love.

 

 

Notable timestamps:

 

 

  • How Johnny found what he was passionate about 27:36
  • Advice for people who want to travel with little or no money 34:23
  • Being smuggled across Liberia and being locked up in an African jail. 36:48

 

 

Johnny's Links

Website

Instagram

Sep 17, 2018

On today's Q&A

  1. What does your typical meal day look like currently? 04:33
  2. What is better for building muscle, Crossfit or hypertrophy? 14:28
  3. What advice would you give someone trying to quit alcohol for a month or two?  25:30
  4. I'm at a point in my life where I've lost all job satisfaction and really need a change. I know you've worked to get to where you are today but you had a goal. Problem is I've never had a career goal. I hear people say, find what you want to do for the rest of your life and work towards it but I haven't a notion! I really want to find my 'why'. Is there any book you can recommend or would you recommend I see a guidance counsellor? 43:23

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Sep 14, 2018

Q&A with Brian from Brian Keane Fitness. Answering your question. Carb Cycling for fat loss, squatting pain and best investment books.

  1. Why does carb cycling work so well for fat loss?  06:29
  2. Any tips for knee pain when I squat and lunge?  26:33
  3. Any good money investment book, preferably on audible (audiobook)? 37:07

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Q&A with Brian from Brian Keane Fitness. Answering your question. Carb Cycling for fatloss, squatting pain and best investment books.

Sep 10, 2018

 

Kathryn is RTE television and Radio Presenter who also owns pure results boot camp, one of Ireland's premier health and fitness retreats. She is also a new mum to a beautiful little girl Ellie so we jumped around in today’s episode. We talked everything from working out as a new mum and learning to say no more often to interviewing Roy Keane, David Beckham and breaking into TV at the age of 19. I hope you enjoy.

 

Her full one-day event by ‘Pure Results Bootcamp’ sponsored by Flahavans is on in Leopardstown racecourse on Sunday, September 30th, you can get tickets from the website in the show notes.

 

 

 

Show notes:

Kathryns Website

Kathryn's Twitter

Kathryn's Event

Sep 3, 2018

Today’s episode is part 2 of last week's podcast. I hope you enjoy it.

 

“Smart people have great answers.

Geniuses have great questions” – Mentor

TIMESTAMPS

 

  • Who’s fault was this really?  08:27
  • Are you projecting right now? 15:17
  • Are you dropping your standards? 25:56
  • Is that fact or opinion? 36:24
  • What’s the best-case scenario, what is the worse case scenario and can I handle the worst case scenario?  43:23

 

 

THE FITNESS MINDSET - NOW ON AUDIBLE

BRIAN'S BLOG

 

Aug 31, 2018

Today’s episode goes in a slightly different direction. One my biggest shifts over the last several years has been to ask myself better questions when I’m struggling or working through particular problems in my personal life, fitness or business. Albert Einstein used to give the same end of year exam question to all his students because “the answers are always changing” – these are some of the questions that I’ve taken directly from the notes on my phone. I come back to them regularly (especially if I’m struggling or feeling demotivated in a specific area of my life)

I hope you enjoy this two-part podcast.

 

“Smart people have great answers. Genius have great questions”

– Mentor

 

Questions I Ask Myself?

 

 

  • Am I being emotional or rational right now?  15:21
  • How do I deserve what I want? 24:46
  • What makes me happy and what makes me unhappy? 28:32
  • Can this person actually help me or change my situation or circumstance?  48:03
  • Are my actions mapping to my ambition? 55:59

 

 THE FITNESS MINDSET - NOW ON AUDIBLE 

BRIAN'S BLOG

Aug 27, 2018

Topics Covered On Today's Q&A

1: What would be your top exercises for losing belly fat as fast as possible? 03:44

2: I’m trying to set up a podcast in a totally different field (weddings) and need any tips/help to get started? 20:25

3: Quickfire on caffeine. 29:34

  1. A) Does going off coffee enhance the caffeine boost received?
  2. B) Do I build a tolerance to caffeine by drinking coffee daily?
  3. C) From my limited knowledge of coffee and caffeine effects. I understand coffee is a diuretic. Would this lead to dehydration affect performance?
  4. D) Why are caffeine tablets are the best method of getting the caffeine kick?

4: I always make bad decisions, I go after the wrong guys, say the wrong things and let my emotions take control?  36:49

 

The Fitness Mindset on Audiobook now

Brians Blog

Aug 20, 2018

This was a difficult episode to record and I talk about some of my own issues that I haven’t talked to previously.  I’ve had my own issues with mental health and your mess becomes your message so here’s to hovering over the ‘publish’ button for several minutes.  

“Depression is about what has happened, anxiety is about what could happen”

Do you have a mental health issue or an ‘ I have too many negative people on my life’ issue? 

Control the controllable (exercise, meditation, mindfulness, yoga etc.) 

What’s causing your issues?

“Smart people have great answers, Geniuses have great questions!”

Stay on top of it.

“Tell me what you do every day and I’ll tell you where you’ll be in a year.”

Make of list of what makes you happy and unhappy - it’s that simple.

Don’t be a f**ing victim anymore!

“If you do what is easy and your life will be hard, if do what is hard and your life will be easy.”

 Mental health is an advantage if you choose to see it that way.

There’s nothing you can call me that I haven’t already called myself already (and ten times worse).

Become stronger and it becomes your superpower! 

Aug 17, 2018

Tom has been one of my biggest influences over the past year. After battling cancer and changing the way he saw the world; he has since gone on to become one of Dubai’s leading entrepreneurs, a successful ultra marathon runner and is constantly pushing the boundaries on his physical and mental limitations. Alongside our mutual friend Marcus Smith (Episode 141), Tom’s advice and support is one of the main reasons I was able to finish the 250km run through the Sahara Desert in April.

 

We talk everything from the mindset developed through running and nutrition for half or full marathons to the difference between real and perceived problems and the importance of the right romantic relationship for long-term success. I got so much from this interview. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed recording it.

 

 TOPICS COVERED

  • How obsession can be a positive thing. Short-term micro imbalance for long-term macro imbalance
  • Battling cancer and changing the way you see the world
  • Training and nutrition for his first ever marathon
  • How the excuses you make today become regrets you have later
  • His main tips for running an endurance event (half marathon, full marathon and ultras)
  • The difference between a real problem and perceived problems.

 

 

  

TOMS LINKS

Tom’s Instagram

Tom’s TedX talk

Tom’s business website

Aug 13, 2018

 

  1. What’s your morning recovery strategy? 03:26
  2. Could you do a podcast on slowly increasing calories or reverse diets?  20:08
  3. I started eating better and drinking more water and after one week, I have gained weight, why is this happening? (side question: setting small wins for working with overweight or obese clients as their personal trainer) 30:33
  4. Any tips for motivation? (side note: I got very lit up in this one so there’s excessive swearing, don’t listen in public or with your kids) 42:04

 

“Ordinary things done consistently well is what leads to extraordinary results”

 

THE FITNESS MINDSET ON AUDIBLE NOW

BRIAN'S BLOG

Aug 6, 2018

Q+A:

 

 

  • How did you feel when you started carb cycling? Were those low carb days really hard, have you any tips?  04:29
  • Top cheat snacks to make me stop binge eating?  25:32
  • Any advice for a podcast launch?   43:53
  • Advice for being overwhelmed by fitness information? 52:21

 

THE FITNESS MINDSET ON AUDIBLE NOW

Aug 3, 2018

James Smith is an online personal trainer and speaker. His mission is to remove bullsh*t from the fitness industry one post at a time and I have to say he has one of the funniest Instagram pages that I’ve ever seen.

 

This episode is hilarious and it’s loaded with value for anyone looking to get the body they want, build their fitness business or how to live life without caring what other people think. I broke with the traditional format to go in whatever direction worked best, we talked everything from basic fitness principles, keto diet, tinder hookups and not sh*aging your clients or people you work with.

 

 

  • The thing that annoys James the most about the fitness industry 06:37
  • Going from 4k followers to over 200k followers in a year  24:22
  • DO NOT sh*g y our clients (James’s personal story, this is hilarious!) 38:37
  • Why strong girls are hotter than skinny chicks!  54:10

 

Rapid fire: 42:53

 

  • Blondes or brunettes?
  • Tits or ass?
  • Irish girls or English girls?
  • If I gave you a 10 million pounds right now, would you go keto for the rest of your life?
  • Who or what irritates the shit out of you?
  • Favourite podcast?
  • Favourite Netflix show?
  • Is there anyone on the planet you would give your right arm to hook up with?
  • One sentence advice to personal trainers?
  • One sentence advice to keto diet pushers?
  • Last one, any advice you’d offer to your 18-year-old self?

 

 

Shownotes:

James website

James facebook

James Instagram

Jul 31, 2018

 

James is an online entrepreneur, health and sleep expert and former ESPN, Sky Sports News and Celebrity Interviewer based in Venice Beach California.

 

Over the years, he has interviewed some of the top stars and celebrities on the planet; everyone from Brad Pitt and Will Smith to Kobe Bryant and David Beckham. During or after every interview he would always ask them about their favourite success habit. Some of their answers are worth their weight in gold!

 

This episode goes everywhere from strategies for giving up alcohol (or whatever your personal vice) and training with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Gold’s Gym to not judging yourself in romantic relationships (James’s advice to me personally) and blocking blue light at night to improve your sleep quality. This is a real ebb and flow episode. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed recording it.

 

Notable timestamps:

 

  • Training with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Gold’s Gym 14:26
  • James’s great morning routine with an old-school alarm and gratitude journaling 19:01
  • Habits from interviewing some of the world’s most successful people (Will Smith’s building a wall) 24:33
  • Swannies blue light blocking glasses for a better nights sleep. 43:27

 

 

Links:

James Instagram

30 days alcohol challenge

Swanwick glasses

James website 

Jul 23, 2018

I think I need to do a separate introduction as I get super heated on the mental health issue at the end of this episode. I’ve had my own issues in this area and I’m purely speaking from my own experience, but I the intensity level is very high here so just warning you in advance if you’re listening to this in public.

 

Questions for Q&A:

 

  • I’ve been sick, any tips to put on 4kg I’ve lost without it mainly being body fat? 04:05
  • Is melatonin better than zinc and magnesium for sleep?  15:57
  • Is it possible to get all your protein from actual food without the intake of powders? 27:45
  • Is there a positive link between mental health and exercise? 33:48

SHOW LINKS

 

INSTAGRAM

WEBSITE

THE FITNESS MINDSET

Jul 20, 2018

Karl is the leading fitness expert on RTE 1’s Operation Transformation and is one of Ireland’s top personal training transformation specialists.

 

Today we talked about everything from cultivating the skills and knowledge to thriving in the fitness industry to taking the first steps with any goal, even if you have no idea where the path leads. Karl’s positive mindset is infectious! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

 

Karl’s Social Media Links

Website

Podcast

Instagram

Karl Henry’s Healthy Living Handbook

Jul 16, 2018
  1. How do I get into a calorie deficit? What diet/foods do I need to eat. I’m starting the gym soon doing resistance training 6 days a week along with walking 3 days a week for 30 minutes as cardio? 02:39
  2. I'm trying to switch from counting calories to intuitive eating while eating a mainly whole food diet & meat. But I'm worried I'll overeat on things like nuts, beans and seeds etc. Any advice would be appreciated? 18:26
  3. I want to look more like you, what supplements should I use?  24:33
  4. I moved to NY/NJ from Ireland 9 years ago. I've achieved so much since coming here (not financially but as a person) I want to ask your advice, I feel I know you're answer already but maybe I'm missing something. I'm an electrician with a fantastic job at the UN. Great benefits, vacation, medical, pension etc. I can't help but think I'm wasting my talent by not going out to set up my own business. I fear walking away from the security of my current job?  38:23

(Side note from Brian: I got a bit fired up on this one so apologies for the excessive swearing if you’re listening to this one in public).

 

BRIANS INSTAGRAM

BRIANS BLOG

THE FITNESS MINDSET

Jul 9, 2018

Personally, I think the best diet is one that fits into your lifestyle and schedule, that includes foods that you enjoy and is in alignment with your specific goals. However, there are some diets that work better for certain people than others so I’ve used today’s episode to go through some of the pros and cons of the most popular diets at the minute. I hope you enjoy it.

 

 

  • Keto Diet 12:28
  • Vegan  21:41
  • IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) 27:32
  • Clean Eating  35:11
  • Paleo Diet 38:23
  • Intermittent Fasting  41:53
  • Flexible Dieting  50:08

 

 

Be sure to comment on my Instagram wall if you’re currently following one of these diets or plan to in the near future.

Episode: 138 How Stress Can Kill Your Sex Drive, Make You Fat and Ruin Your Energy with Ori Hofmekler

 

 

 

Jul 6, 2018
  1. How do you calculate your calories and know how many you should be eating? 02:28
  2. Thoughts on slimming down chunky (but muscular) thighs? 17:41
  3. Do you recommend weekly cheat meals? 29:17
  4. I have a quick question, do you have any tips on food anxiety? I'm 23 and I really want to go out and enjoy myself whilst still staying healthy but whenever my friends ask me to go out for drinks all I can think about it calories and I usually end up not going as I'm too anxious about losing my progress. I love health and fitness but am really scared I'm in too deep and it's preventing me from living life in my 20s any advice? 43:28

 

Links:

Brians Instagram

BRIANKEANEFITNESS.COM

 

Jul 2, 2018

This episode is for any who works 1:1 as a personal trainer or wants to move their business online and how to do that. I’ve also discussed questions to ask yourself if you’re considering going into the fitness industry from school and college or anyone looking to have a fitness service, product or business as their ‘side hustle’. Everything below really applies to any business but I’ve used fitness as the example in most cases, so I hope it helps.

 

 

  • Who is your audience and where is their attention? (15-17 year olds on Snapchat, 21-30 on Instagram, 30+ on Facebook, commuters on podcasts)  08:43
  • Niching a market, price vs value and providing value up front 20:09
  • Your current clients are number 1, they are walking billboards 26:51
  • What does your perfect day look like and where do you want to be in 6 months, 12 months and 18 months? 35:17
  • Serve, serve, serve. 41:40

 

 

Shownotes:

#152: Life Skills Needed For Building A Successful Business with Paul Dermody

#118: The Business Episode: How To Run a Successful Business – Going Broke and Starting Over Three Times

#93 and 94: Book Competition Winner Comes To Interview (part 1 and part 2)

 

 

 

The Fitness Mindset

Jun 25, 2018

 

  • Any tips on how to recover from a hangover after a two day Stag? 02:45
  • Would love to hear some more info on a podcast about central nervous system fatigue from caffeine? 14:17
  • What are your thoughts on taking a pre workout for an evening session- will it keep me up all night? 24:49
  • Do you have any tips for shift workers? 30:11
  • Do you think it is possible to maintain a six-pack all year?  41:44
  • I would love if sometime you did a podcast on managing work stress outside of work and switching off from work issues? 45:36

 

Blog

The Fitness Mindset

 

Jun 22, 2018

Q+A:

 

  • What’s the best supplement to gain weight? 02:48
  • Did your weight go down a lot when were training for all the desert marathons? 17:47
  • How many days a week should you train? 25:36
  • My weakness is chocolate what is the best way to avoid this?  31:34
  • What are your thoughts on increasing output (training) vs calorie reduction (diet) for fat loss?  41:51
  • Wondered what your advice would be in my situation? I have been married since I was 23, for 13 years, and have two kids, who are my absolute priority. My wife and I have grown to be different people with differing aspirations. I still love her but just not in the same way, more like a best friend. I have fallen for a girl from work who feels the same towards me, I’ve told my wife and my family have turned their back on me. What advice would you give me?  50:40

 

 

 

 

Shownotes:

Blog

The Fitness Mindset

 

Jun 18, 2018

This was a press record and talk episode. I’ve talked about my experiences in dealing with negative people over the last ten years. Parts of this episode are very raw and I’ve used some stories from my personal life that I haven’t talked about before so I hope it helps.

 

Notable timestamps:

 Ask yourself, who am I spending most of my time with? 05:34

“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn

 If you can’t cut people because they’re family or in your workplace, you need to give their words less weight! 14:36

 “If you wouldn’t switch positions with someone, why are you listening to them?” 

  There are three types of people in this world, people who give you energy, people who drain your energy and those who are neutral.

Who are the emotional vampires in your immediate environment?

Are they just projecting onto you? 36:49

“Somebody projecting hate or negativity on you is normally a reflection of what’s going on in their life. That’s on them, not you! Remember hurt people hurt people”

 

 

“There’s always someone smarter, leaner, bigger. There’s always a bigger d*ck!” 43:10

 

 

Shownotes:

Blog

The Fitness Mindset 

 

 

Jun 11, 2018

Personally, I’m always trying to optimize things in my life to get more done, have more impact and be more effective and happier in general. I break my life into four quadrants (Health, Wealth, Love and Fulfillment) and score them out of 10 every month. These experiments are all ones that have ‘stuck’ and that I’ve doubled down on to improve on the areas of life that are important to me so hopefully, this episode helps you determine what’s really important to you and what experiments can help you get to those goals quicker.

 

 

1   Getting up an hour earlier (start with 15 minutes earlier) 20:41

2   Not checking social media first thing in the morning 25:05

3   Getting ‘R.E.M.’ based sleep 28:18

4   Doing finishers instead of ‘boring’ cardio 31:43

5   Turn your car into a library on wheels (audiobooks) 37:02

6   Digital detox every Sunday 45:11

7   Emails, Whatsapp or ‘100 times a day tasks’ at designated times only 47:00

8   Reducing blue light in the evening to help with better sleep 48:11

9   Cutting all caffeine three days every week (this is hard!) 49:51

10 Seeing money and time as wasting, spending or investing (paying for value, not price) 52:21

11  Working only at optimal times – being productive vs. being busy 56:08

12  Writing down goals or things that are bothering me to reduce anxiety 59:40

 

 

 

Blog

The Fitness Mindset

Jun 8, 2018

 

  1. I was wondering could I get your opinion and thoughts on people doing Ramadan that are not Muslim.. People doing it for self-discipline purposes? 02:33
  2. What’s your opinion on taking zinc as a supplement?  11:06

  3. What’s next after finishing Marathon Des Sables? 17:54

  4. I have a holiday in 8 weeks, can't get motivated to get in shape for it, any tips for getting motivated? 20:59

  5. I’m a mom to a 10-month girl, I was heavily involved in fitness before I got pregnant but since I’ve had her I feel like I don’t deserve to train again, as if guilt starts to kick in. Is it a maternal thing? I desperately want to train and not have that guilt hanging over me, I find it helps me escape from the world? 24:43

  6. The blog today was exceptional Brian (in show notes). Question and maybe it's silly but how do you keep yourself on track every day mentally? Do you have things every day that you do for yourself to keep you at peace or pushing forward? Or is it all about your frame of mind rather than routines? 33:15

    5 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Struggle With How You Look Blog
Jun 4, 2018

Q&A

 

  • I suffer from really bad IBS, is there anything you know of that can help? 03:17
  • What do you think are the best forms of recovery? 23:46
  • Any tips for sitting down in front of a computer all day at work, practically zero steps and wrecked by 5 pm before I workout? 35:34
  • Hey man, love your stuff and your book. Would you be able to give me advice on how to increase my libido? 45:13

 

 

BRIANS LINKS

 

INSTAGRAM

FACEBOOK

WEBSITE

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