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The Brian Keane Podcast

Health, fitness and mindset lessons from industry leaders with 3X best-selling author Brian Keane. Including guests like Gabby Bernstein, Robin Sharma, Chris Williamson, Dr David Sinclair, Dorian Yates, Mat Fraser, Tia Toomey, Steven Kotler, Diamond Dallas Page, James Smith, Rashad Evans, Joe Wicks, Dr John Demartini and more. Understanding the world of health, fitness and mindset can be difficult. This podcast will help.
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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

May 28, 2018

Ben was born with the genetic illness Cystic Fibrosis and made the choice a long time ago to use his ‘weakness’ as a strength. Better known as the Ben ‘Thor’ Mudge (he looks just like the muscular god Thor), we talk about how a conversation with a Dothraki (he worked on Season 1 of Game of Thrones) led him to work in fitness. If you want to know how to use your ‘weakness’ as a strength and how to give your problems all the time they need and no more, this is a must listen!

 

Rapid fire questions:

 

  •       When you think of the word successful, who's the first person that comes to mind and why?   46:22
  •       What purchase or €100 or less has most positively affected your life in the last 6 months? 47:24
  •       What’s your favourite podcast? 48:52
  •       What book do you think everybody on the planet should read? 51:07

·       Do you have a quote that you live by or refer to often?  58:17

Ben's Links:

Instagram

YouTube

Website

Podcast

May 25, 2018

Former Kerry football star Paul Galvin joined me for today’s awesome podcast. We talked everything from how he uses Irish culture to tell stories through his clothing line, how playing on arguably one of the greatest teams of all time makes you physically and mentally stronger to making real connections with people and minimizing time on your phone and not letting your ego take control when making decisions. Mindset knowledge bombs galore in this one!

 

Notable Timestamps:

 

  • What got you into fitness first? 09:15
  • What does your nutrition look like now compared to when you played with Kerry?  15:32
  • What does the first hour of your day look like? 17:48
  • What player did you find you had the best connection on the pitch with (that’s my geeky GAA side coming out as I was dying to know) 37:00
  • What life advice would you give to the 18-year-old Paul Galvin? 43:51

 

 

Paul's Links:

Paul Galvin Clothing Line

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

May 21, 2018

 

Paul is one of my best friends in this world and you may have heard me mention him on the podcast in the business (as one of my inner circle) so I’m so excited to have him on the podcast to talk all things business, fitness and life. Paul came through my mentorship program and over the last two years has gone from working full times in a bookies to being one of the most successful 1:1 personal trainer in the country to now moving his business online and working with clients from Spain. We completely ebbed and flowed on this episode and talked everything from business and personal training to suffocating excuses and attacking the things you’re afraid of. This was absolute fire! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

Notable timestamps:

 

 

  • Going from working in a bookies to 1:1 Personal Trainer to Online PT from Barcelona. 05:46
  • The huge growth in his second year in business 25:30
  • Suffocating excuses and having people call you on your sh*t  43:18
  • How Paul helped me deal with a lot of hate aimed in my direction a couple of years ago 48:39

 

 

Show notes:

Podcast

Instagram

Facebook

May 14, 2018

 

Dr Hazel Wallace is the girl behind the food medic and is very much spearheading the new generations of doctors that encourages her patients to think outside the pillbox and manage their health through their nutrition, fitness and sleep.

 

Hazel is so incredibly knowledgeable and I LOVE her message. We also got into her new book ‘The Food Medic For Life’  (which has hit the bestseller list everywhere its been released). I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did!

 

Notable timestamps:

 

  •       How the food medic blog got started 06:05
  •       Meditation and training as a morning routine 11:59
  •       Fueling up and powering down your day 19:50
  •       The biggest nutrition misconception hazel sees 24:52
  •       Hazel’s workout routine and how random training and random exercises produce random results 26:47

 

Hazel's Links:

Website

Food Medic For Life

Facebook

Instagram

May 11, 2018

 

Similar to the first time Ross was on the podcast (episode #114), we just caught up about everything since we last talked (he’s since swam nearly 100km in the Caribbean). We also went through everything from his new book ‘The World’s Fittest Book’.  As always, Ross just dropped fitness, training and nutrition bombs galore!!! I hope you enjoy this episode as much I enjoyed recording it.

 

Notable timestamps

  •       Swimming 100km across the Caribbean 08:51
  •       Why you don’t have to sacrifice strength to have endurance 06:36
  •       How to use The World’s Fittest book to build your own training and nutrition plan 16:18

 

 

 

ROSS'S LINKS

Website

The World’s Fittest Book

Facebook

Instagram 

May 6, 2018

From 18 months of training to surviving a boat capsize and coming face to face with a whale, this episode was one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever heard. You cannot miss this one!

 

 

 

Notable Timestamps:

 

  •       What was the training like leading up to it? 03:18

 

  •       Talk about your experience on the ocean? 09:23

 

  •       What was the lowest point 25:40

 

  •       What was the highest point?

 

  •       What’s next for Damian Browne? 43:11

 

 

 

Links:

 

Website

 Instagram

Apr 30, 2018

For this one, I just pressed record and talked about of my experience running 250km self-sufficient through the Sahara Desert the week before last. I go briefly into everything I did with my training, food and mindset before the event and then all the ridiculous and life-changing moments during and after my time in the Sahara. This episode goes through the highs and the lows. I’ve talked everything from avoiding snakes and scorpions on the long day (86 km), seeing people hooked up to IV’s and puking blood to cutting away the steel poles holding our tent to try and survive a sandstorm (side note: I’ll never take having a roof and four walls for granted ever again!). I hope you enjoy this one. This episode is dedicated to my MDS tent mates Simon, Johnny, Paddy, Hugh, Fergal and Pete who all played a huge role in helping me get to the finish line.

Apr 27, 2018

Dave and Steve are identical twins, better known as The Happy Pear. On top of running an incredibly successful health food vegan business; they are also best-selling authors who live and embrace an incredible lifestyle of health, wellness and happiness in general.  

 

This podcast is amazing! We talk everything from their semi-pro background in rugby and travelling the world as hippies (their words, not mine) and how opening up a small vegetable shop started it all. We also delve into everything from vegan lifestyle, mediation, and wellness to morning rituals (swim rising) and handstand workouts!  I hope you all enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed recording it.

 

 

 

 

HAPPY PEAR LINKS

The Happy Pear YouTube

The Happy Pear Instagram

The Happy Pear Website

Link to their new book ‘Recipes for Happiness’

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