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Unlocking Your Inner Strength

Unlocking Your Inner Strength is about finding your inner and outer strengths. Learn how you can step into your greatness. This show blends Mind Mapping, philosophy and a lifetime of being a strength coach and bodybuilder.
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Apr 24, 2018

If you’ve ever been in a relationship of any kind, you already know that logic and emotion, when mixed out of proportion, is like putting a designated smoking area next to a store of powder kegs – you’re just asking for it, and it’s only a matter of time until “thar she blows”. Of course, we are all emotional. We are all also logical, and both of these states are necessary for our humanity. But balancing logic and emotion is difficult sometimes, and debilitating if you get it wrong consistently. If you struggle one way or the other, you need this show. Let’s get started, shall we?

Today, you’ll learn:

- An often misunderstood aspect of intermittent fasting that actually helps to negate the effects of lack of willpower (1:17)
- Speaking of willpower, have a hard time using yours? No problem. Use everyone else’s. Sound crazy? It works! Here’s how ... (3:31)
- What happens to your mindset when you’re overly emotional, or overly logical ... (6:19)
- How to power through the stuff you don’t want to do by using the paradoxical nature of emotion versus logic to your advantage (7:10)
- Just can’t get moving forward on that project, task or idea? You’re likely too emotionally attached to some aspect of it. Do a self-evaluation, like this ... (9:32)

Find the sweet spot!

As complex as you are, life – and the things we want to accomplish in life – becomes so much easier when you understand how your brain works. I’ve said it before, but your brain is absolutely amazing! There’s nothing like it in the world. But understanding it, even just a little better, helps you to harness its power to move forward toward your ever-evolving goals (I’m sure we’ll talk more about progressive goal-setting in future episodes).

Anyhow, that’s all we have time for today. Thanks for tuning in. Please leave the show a review on iTunes and follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

Catch you on the next Facebook live or podcast replay! Until then, logically, you know it, but you also have to feel it … you’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

Kyle Newell
If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!

Apr 17, 2018

I have a confession to make. I’m not proud of this, but when I was younger, between the time I was competing in sports in high school through the time I opened my gym (Newell Strength), I used to be one of those guys that thought sleep was for the weak. I thought I HAD to be the early bird surviving on coffee and stress to outwork everybody. I was even a hypocrite. I’d tell people I would train how important it was for them to get their sleep, but I wasn’t taking my own advice.

With everything I’ve learned about sleep over the years (and am still learning …) I wish I could have that time back. I would have been able to perform so much better had I slept more.

If you’re like I was, know that this belief of “sleep when you’re dead” might build your pride and your ego, but if you want to see real gains in health and fitness, you need to drop that belief like a lead balloon in a vacuum tube. Let’s get the facts straight about your sleep, shall we?

Today, you’ll learn:

- Why buying in to the lie of “sleep when you’re dead” actually makes you less productive (2:30)
- A few tips for how to turn your weakness into strength to find harmony and balance (3:01)
- You’ve heard about your circadian rhythm, but did you know this is what’s happening to your body and your mind during this time? (3:57)
- What happens when you don’t sleep enough and too much adenosine builds up in your body over time (adenosine makes you tired and is cleared from your body during sleep) (5:10)
- Some people can go with very, very little sleep. They’re called the “sleepless elite.” (You’re likely not one of them, but here’s how to know if you are) (7:27)
- You might not know that sleep has this kind of effect on visceral fat.(8:20)

Nothing productive happens ...

Unless you really are one of the “sleepless elite” if you’re honest with yourself, are you really all that productive waking up at 3, or 4 a.m. anyway? It might be some nice quiet time, but do you know when else you can experience quiet? … When you sleep! I’m not saying to neglect times of quiet or reflection – those are very important, as we’ve discussed in other podcasts – but you do need to realize just how critical you sleep is for your body and mind to be at peak performance. And I know you want to perform at your best, otherwise why would you be listening to my show?

Anyhow, that’s all I have for you this time. Thanks for tuning in. Please leave the show a review on iTunes and follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

Catch you on the next Facebook live or podcast replay! Until then, concentrate on your sleep to be sure you’re stronger than you know! (I know I will ...)

Peace,

Kyle Newell
If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!

 

Apr 10, 2018

Man, do I have some great news for you today – especially if you’re one of those people who spends hours on the elliptical machine or runs for miles each day and still can’t shed the flab. Most people believe this is the only way to lose weight. Little do they know, they are actually sabotaging their own success and likely destroying their overall health.

I told you last time we’d be torching the two most widely believed weight loss myths like the sun torches pasty white dudes in the tropics … Today, we’ll tear apart the myths of eating small, frequent meals to boost metabolism, and that cardio is the best exercise for fat loss. Ok. This will be fun.

Today, you’ll learn:

- A return to focus on mindset – the four keys to longevity and how they’ll keep you smiling, strolling, leg-joints from popping and gut from busting (1:16)
- Small, frequent meals are the worst thing to do for your metabolism. They can also lead to sickness and stomach problems. What you should know ... (4:30)
- A secret that no other fitness expert teaches on how to truly achieve optimal metabolism for your body (5:44)
- Chronic stress and high blood glucose – what they don’t tell you ... (6:14)
- How to use research and reality to choose the most effective fat-burning exercises for you (10:45)
- Duck breasts versus chicken breasts and how the difference between the two should shape your view of cardio (12:04)
- The muscular system drives the cardiovascular system – not the other way around. Here’s why that’s important to know (16:25)

More on the four keys ...

Longevity is something any sane person who loves living should strive for. And if that’s not you then, honestly, what are you doing listening to this podcast? But of course, that is you. So I highly encourage you to implement these four keys into your lifestyle. My hope is for you to be fit and happy well into old age. Keep pluggin’ and you’ll get there, indeed.

Thanks for checking out today’s show. I hope you learned something. Please leave me a review on iTunes and follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

Catch you on the next Facebook live or podcast replay! Until then, you’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

Kyle Newell
If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!

 

Apr 3, 2018

You know, the fact that I even have to talk about this makes me a bit angry. The fitness and health industry is rife with gimmicks. There is so much marketing propaganda and misinformation out there, it’s no wonder people get fed up when nothing is working and they keep getting fatter. But let not your heart be troubled, dear listener, if this is you.

I may not have the cameras, crash test dummies, the explosives or the glorious mustache, but today, I’m going to be busting some widely accepted myths about fitness and nutrition, and I’ll be using science to do it. So settle in and prepare to learn what really works when the goal is to achieve your best body.

Today, we’ll discuss:

- Can’t seem to shake that stubborn belly fat? Perhaps you should do more crunches. Especially if you want to stay fat, and possibly injured. Let’s talk myths concerning core workouts ... (5:10)
- Most personal trainers get this all wrong, but this is what your core is actually designed for (7:15)
- “The best way to ensure you get fat is to eat before bed.” That’s a HUGE lie. It’s actually the best time to eat, and eat heartily. Here’s why (8:54)
- It’s conclusive! Definitive research shows diets don’t work and will leave you actually fatter (11:24)
If you’re judging the quality of your workout by how sore you feel afterward, you are setting yourself up for failing BIG (11:50)

More myths to bust ...

Next time we’ll continue on our quest to decipher tradition versus truth. The two myths I’m going to slay in the next podcast are probably the most widely held and ultimately the most destructive to people’s fitness and health goals. Tune in to be sure you aren’t buying in to these myths.

As always, I hope you enjoyed today’s show. Thanks for listening! Please leave me a review on iTunes and follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

Stand by for next week. Until then, keep striving! You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

Kyle Newell
If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!

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