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Best selling author of ‘The Warrior Diet’ Ori talks through everything from his new book on stress and how ‘controlled stressors’ such as intermittent fasting and the right eating pattern can make you leaner, fitter and stronger alongside how it can slow down the ageing process whilst ramping up your sex drive.
Ori Hofmekler is a modern renaissance man whose formative military experience prompted a life interest in survival science. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he received a degree in Human Science, he is a world-renowned artist whose political satire artwork has been featured in books and magazines worldwide.
As editor-in-chief of Mind and Muscle Power magazine, Hofmekler introduced his diet approach to the public to immediate acclaim from readers and professionals. He is the best selling author of The Warrior Diet, Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat/ the secret science behind physical transformation, the anti-estrogenic diet and unlocking your muscle gene/trigger the biological mechanism that transforms your body and extends your life (which a lot of you who follow my Snapchat and Instagram will regularly hear me mention).
His newest book The 7 Principles of Stress: Extend Life, Stay Fit, and Ward Off Fat--What You Didn't Know about How Stress Can Reboot Your Mind, Energy, and Sex Life is now available on Amazon and all well-known bookstores.
Ori’s Social Media Links
Amazon links to Ori’s Books:
7 Principles of Stress: Extend Life, Stay Fit, and Ward off Fat. What You Didn't Know About How Stress Can Reboot Your Mind, Energy, and Sex Life
Siobhan’s story is incredible. She talks through how she went from being overweight (and strong) to lean and fit and how keeping herself accountable on social media started it all! We talked everything in this episode from 9-5 jobs to travel to physical transformations and avoiding fad diets.
I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did recording.
Siobhan's Social Media Links
The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
by Prof Steve Peters
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How can I build muscle training at home? 01:13
What are your top 3 diet tips? 07:04
What pre workout do you recommend to people? 17:18
My knee hurts when I run on the road, what can I do? 24:21
Is the organic white chocolate you eat healthier than the ‘normal’ chocolate? 30:21
I have pain in the front of my shoulders when I do presses, how can I fix it? 33:22
How can I get over fear, you know I want to do something but get afraid, please keep this anonymous as I don’t want my friends to see? 38:49
Today is a pretty heavy hitting mindset episode, I talk about some things in my own life that I haven’t spoken about previously to try and give context to how these stories showed up in my life and the life triggers that sparked them. I feel like this would have been a treasure map for me five years so I hope it helps as it’s something I needed to hear not too long ago.
Story 1: IT’S JUST NOT THE RIGHT TIME 00:05:12:22
Watch out for fear disguised as practicality
Story 2: I’M DOING SOMETHING SO THAT’S GOOD ENOUGH 00:15:31:13
Do not confuse movement with progress!
Story 3: I CAN’T DO THAT! 00:24:42:00
If you tell yourself you cant, your mind will close off immediately. Remember, if your goals don’t scare you they aren’t big enough!
Story 4: WAIT, BUT THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE! 00:30:10:22
All your limitations are self created and impossible is a big word thrown around by small people. Try telling Thomas Edison (inventor of the light bulb) or The Wright Brothers (inventors of the airplane) that their ideas were impossible! (Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Richard Branson are the modern day examples)
Story 5: I'LL LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES! 00:32:57:02
This one needs more context. It’s incredibly important to learn from mistakes but nobody said they had to be your mistakes. Reframing this one single story has changed everything in my life in over the last five years.
1) What do you think of juice diets?
2) Do you track fruit or should as carbs?
3) Do you have good quotes or advice for athletes (and life in general)?
4) What would you recommend for severe bloating? I find it terrible after eating pulses and green veg, it's quite painful?
5) You always talk about glute activation, this might be a stupid question but how do you know if they’re activating?
6) What do I do if I have a small penis?
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1: How to get back into training after the being sick?
2: How many days a week should you train, is between 5-7 days good?
3: Can you go over your investing/spending/ wasting time and money thing from Snapchat, please?
4: What’s more important to lose body - eating a calorie deficit or keeping protein high?
5: Should I do cardio before or after weights?
6: I use to have a thing with my housemate but he put a stop to it. Now every time I get drunk I get really upset or do something stupid. I don’t want it to be awkward in the house because we’re really good friends but we can’t enjoy going out together anymore.
What do I do?
Learn how you can balance your nutrition, training, supplements to shift the Xmas pounds and set yourself up for attaining your goals for 2018!
I’ve probably learnt more in this last year than I had in the previous five combined. I hope this episode helps as much as it helped me re-listening to it.
“Be yourself because everyone else is taken” – Oscar Wilde
“If you can't be happy on the journey, how are you going to be happy at the destination?” – Buddha
“ Perfection isn’t when there’s nothing left to add, its when there’s nothing left to take away” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Knowledge is just filling the gaps between what you don’t know you don’t know AND it can be learned! Everything you don’t know, you can look up, it’s the things you ‘don’t know you know’ that will kill you. Books,
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?