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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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Oct 2, 2018

No one cares how you look. If it's happiness or having more people find you interesting in life, then you need to develop your personality fitness. Here's how..

Aug 28, 2018

In today's episode, Kyle explains and explores confrontation, visualization and the skill of relaxation.  Once you have a better understanding of how your brain works, you can start to gain more clarity into your actions and responses. 

Aug 21, 2018

In this episode, Kyle discusses:

  • the purpose of life/goals
  • transforming every experience into something more rich
  • growth and happiness

And more!...

Aug 14, 2018

In today's episode, Kyle discusses:

-The concept of growth and happiness

-Competition as a form of expression for the human spirit

-The, 'not what you are doing' but whom you are being concept

Aug 7, 2018

In today's episode, Kyle discusses the idea of discipline and how it can be applied to your own life.  Remember that all habits are a skill and all skills can be learned. 

Jul 31, 2018

In today's episode, Kyle speaks about accountability and how important it is to be accountable to yourself.  When you have a clear understanding of what accountability is, it becomes much easier to make a part of your being. 

Jul 24, 2018

In this episode, Kyle discusses different time and energy management things that have worked like a charm in his life.  Remember, time is your most valuable asset! 

Jul 17, 2018

Aaaaaaannnddd … just like that, here we are coming up on two years of doing this podcast without missing a week. I’m going to be sincere and say that you, the loyal listener, are beginning to feel like family.

You might be wondering how I’ve managed to go so long without missing a week here and there, and I’ll let you in on my secret in the last half of this podcast. But first, let’s talk a bit more about fat loss and how it relates to who you are being versus what specifically you are doing. This little secret has helped me to already reach my fitness goal – to get my body fat percentage down to 10%, and stay there for the summer.

Episode highlights:


- The key to using your own biofeedback to know if you’re on the right path with your diet and nutrition (1:44)
- Why thinking about restrictions and what you’re depriving yourself of is the kill your diet. Here’s how to have structure instead (2:11)
- How to know your if your body is telling you, you need a cheat day versus just the occasional craving (3:21)
- How thinking about the fat in your body being like a sink filled with water helps you see the bigger picture for how to safely and permanently lose fat (3:57)
- Metabolism is so much more than burning tons of calories. Here’s how to train your metabolism for ultimate health (5:59)
- How understanding your body’s set point helps you stay on track with your diet, and why you should never go below it for too long (7:43)
If your hunger feels like this, you know you’re in fatloss mode (9:37)

On commitment and clarity …

Jumping back in to how I’ve been able to do this show week after week without missing any, the two Cs – commitment and clarity – have made all the difference. But when I say commitment, I mean something a little different than most. I’m not telling you to suck it up and just press through because you said you would. Likewise, clarity is a little more nuanced. But understanding these concepts will really help you go the distance no matter what you apply them toward. Check out the show to learn what I mean.

Thanks for tuning in today. I hope what I shared helps you with how to know when you’re on the right track. Please share this episode and leave the show a review on iTunes. And as always, connect with me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

Now get out there and get winning your week! 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!

Jul 10, 2018

I always get a kick when I see guys I was competing in bodybuilding with 10 years ago, still up there, doing their thing flexing for trophies. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED my time competing, but I used that time as a stepping stone – I learned all I could and moved on to a greater purpose. Much of what I learned competing I carried forward to start Newell Strength, and it’s been a big reason for why I am where I am in life. But the biggest reason is that somewhere along the line I decided I wanted to live a life of design … I wanted to live on purpose.

If your like me, you’re probably thinking, “I want to live a life of purpose, too!” Great news! I’m going to talk to you about some vanilla habits to form to make sure living a life of purpose is exactly what you do. Dig in ...

Episode highlights:


- Transformation in life really boils down to these two simple things (3:15)
- Are you journaling? If not, you’re missing out on something extremely powerful – plus, three things you should write down every day … (3:40)
- If you’re counting on “Magic shortcuts” but neglecting this, you’re shooting yourself in the foot (4:58)
- Going through a tough patch? This brain exercise takes no time at all and can help you power through (6:00)
99.5% of actual learning happens from this (7:35)
- The very important difference between responding versus reacting (8:29)
- Why it’s so important for you to stay connected to your “Why” (10:01)

A bit about boredom …

Don’t mistake my use of the term “vanilla” for meaning that I’m telling you to do stuff that’s boring. You know I’ve said countless times that the brain will only form habits around things it finds pleasurable. I’m simply stating that you need to find ways to keep these habits interesting so you don’t jump to the next “big thing” the moment you notice yourself slacking.

Ok, that’s all for today. Thanks for listening and I hope you found this helpful. Please share this episode and leave the show a review on iTunes. Connect with me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

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!

 

Jul 3, 2018

Well, here we are … the 100th Unlocking Your Inner Strength episode. Some might call it amazing, but – inline with what we’ll chat about today – this episode is the result of consistency and stacking. I’ll tell you more about why that’s important, especially if you’d like to see results in any area of your life, but before we jump in, I want to thank you all for being such loyal listeners.

Given that we’ve covered so much in these 100 shows, I felt like this would be a good time to talk about emptying your cup, or “unlearning”. It might sound paradoxical, but unlearning is one of the most effective and important things you can do so you’re open to new information. Take a listen to see what I mean ...

Episode highlights:


- The two types of people you meet in life – which one are you? (1:30)
- Most people act out of convenience. To see results in any area of your life you hope to improve, this should be your motivation for acting … (2:00)
- Think your work is fun? It’s not, or rather shouldn’t be. That doesn’t mean you should hate it, but you should get this rather than fun out of your work (4:10)
- Fitness applies to more than just your physical appearance. To be fit means having two critical elements for seeing things through. - - --- -

- Knowing this opens so many locked doors … (4:53)
- The one thing every religion has in common and how it should shape how you engage with the world around you (5:09)
- How to empty your cup so new information can challenge you toward a deeper knowledge and understanding (6:26)
- Review: you should strive for fitness in every area of your “F5” to achieve balance, fulfillment and happiness (10:35)

I’m uncertain about the future …

But I AM certain that I’ll be able to deal with it. No, I’m not going anywhere any time soon, but I wanted to leave you with this little nugget to think about: How well do you deal with uncertainty? And isn’t everything you’re doing to become your best self really centered around better equipping you to prepare for, and navigate uncertainty? Knowing this at a core level will place you miles ahead of so many others who are still searching.

Thanks again for tuning in. I hope you found this helpful. Please share this episode and leave the show a review on iTunes. Connect with me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

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!

Jun 26, 2018

Most of us learned this in kindergarten, but it seems it’s a lesson we easily forget. You know, like when you were a kid and you thought two coins were better than one – like two nickels were better than one quarter. The opposite is true.

Of course, when it comes to fat loss, some of the simplest, most principled things get convoluted and confused, and we step over the $100 bill because the new, shiney nickel gleams and catches our eye.

Well today’s episode is your wake-up call! Stop searching for shiny objects you think will be the magic charm to turbo-charge your fat loss. Start picking up $100 bills, and you’ll reach success.

Episode highlights:


- The number one thing your brain needs in order to progress and move forward (1:24)
- A simple question to ask yourself to improve as a leader that your brain has no choice but to answer (2:33)
- Why you should never, ever, ever over-diet and push to the extreme (2:33)
- A simple system of measurement that is WAY more effective at determining you actual fat loss than stepping on scales or counting calories (6:44)
- If you’re going hard in the morning with cardio and killing yourself with calorie suppression, but you’re not doing this beforehand, might as well give up now (9:06)
- Where to find your “$100 bills” that will really ramp up your fat loss efforts (9:53)
- Most people get it all wrong when it comes to Keto diets. Here’s what you really need to know … (10:25)
- Feel like your fat loss has stalled? Observing changes in these parts of your body will tell you if you’re on the right track (12:07)

One away …

I can’t believe how fast time has flown by. Next week is the 100th episode of the Unlocking Your Inner Strength Podcast. Be sure to take a moment to celebrate with me (… part of the Fitness Pizza Pie, remember?). Here’s to dispelling more of the horribly bad mainstream fitness advice and moving forward in success, together!

I hope you found this helpful. Thanks for joining me on this journey. Please share this episode and leave the show a review on iTunes. Connect with me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

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!

Jun 19, 2018

Mistakes in any area of life can be a good thing – if you learn from them, and they don’t get you arrested. But too often, I see people making the same mistakes over and over again when it comes to fat loss.

In the last episode, I shared with you some things to start doing to win your fat loss battles. Today, let’s talk about what you need to avoid doing.

Episode highlights:


- An app I recommend for tracking progress on your fat loss goal (1:58)
- You can avoid the absolute BIGGEST fat loss mistake people make just by doing this one easy thing (3:07)
- The number one reason why people put off starting a fat loss program – or anything else – and how to brush past it (3:35)
- The two components that must be in any diet in order to supercharge your fat loss and maintain it (5:06)
- Why you’re better off starting with small changes versus shooting out from the gate (5:54)
- If you notice your body doing more of these two things, good news -- you’re in fat loss mode (7:11)
- The three biological processes of fat loss and how to help your body make them happen more easily (8:56)
-If you’re not doing these three crucial things right, forget about fat loss supplements (10:44)

Keep it simple …

It might seem a little overwhelming to think about all of the things you should and should not be doing to win the fat loss war. That’s ok. Here’s the best thing you can do: take the first step. You’ll figure out the rest as you go.
Remember, you don’t have to be perfect. You just have to stick with it, which all of these tips should help you do.

I hope you found this helpful. Next week we’ll talk nutrition and cheat meals. Please leave the show a review on iTunes, and like me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

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!

Jun 12, 2018

Do you want to know what I love about helping people on their fitness journey, specifically with losing fat? It’s the fact that even just showing up every day and going through the process makes a person’s life so much more rewarding. That is, if they’re doing it right. And there’s more bad information out there on how to lose fat than there is right, and actually helpful information.

Honestly, it makes me angry that so many people believe they have to do these extreme diets and endless cardio to lose weight. All of that can actually backfire, big. Let’s talk about why …

Episode highlights:


- People get into fitness because of body image issues, but little-known fact, most bodybuilders have more body image issues after they start competing. Here’s why (1:27)
- Your body is like a pendulum. Expect this to happen if push it too hard one way … (2:44)
- The biggest predictor of future weight gain isn’t the junk food you eat. It’s this one thing you think you’re doing right (3:09)
- You’re not Arnold Schwarzenegger or Lolo Jones. And that’s good because knowing this will help you design training programs that actually work (3:26)
- Be the tortoise, not the hair when you start your fat loss journey. - -Then you’ll be able to pay attention to this … (4:04)
- Why rigid restrictions and endless cardio workouts actually may make you fatter (4:26)
- The first two things you need to focus on in your weight loss effort … (4:59)
- To guarantee improvement in any area, you have to commit to doing this one thing (6:44)
- You lose the most fat when you’re doing this. Neglect it, and you’re sure to actually pack on weight (8:57)
- A super simple multiplication to figure out how many calories you should be consuming for optimal weight loss (9:44)
- If your body becomes more efficient at using fewer calories, what do you think will happen when you start eating normal portions again? (10:58)

Focus on fat loss at least once per year …

Now that you know the real science and approach to losing weight, I recommend you try to focus on fat loss at least once per year. Even if you have just a little to lose, the process will sharpen your focus, aid in goal setting and improve your overall quality of life.

That’s all for this episode, I hope you learned something useful. Next week we’ll talk supplements and conditioning protocols. Please leave the show a review on iTunes, and like me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

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!

Jun 5, 2018

Want to have a little fun? Try this with the resident trainer at your local gym. Next time you see him, ask him how the seven different biological systems adapt to imposed demands. Ask him how those adaptations work in conjunction with the Fitness Pizza Pie to wrap up into the broader goal of achieving holistic training.

The fact is, most run of the mill trainers don’t know any of this stuff. They can hold a stopwatch and yell at you to run until you puke, but unless you find the balance between stressing every single one of your 7 bodily systems and everything else on the Fitness Pizza Pie, you’re never going to see the full potential of your strength and health. Here’s what you need to know about these seven systems ...

Highlights from today’s show:

- First, a note about fear and mastering your mind to recognize where fear comes from (1:11)
- A quick review of the Fitness Pizza Pie from last time. Each of these slices correlates to health and strength in your 7 bodily fitness systems (4:51)
- News flash! Training effects everybody differently. Why recognizing this actually makes planning for your training and nutrition much more simple (5:59)
- Without further adieu, the 7 fitness bodily systems are … (6:19)
- Training is all about creating adaptation to imposed demands. For the best health and strength, you’ve got to stress every one of your bodily fitness systems, but you also can’t neglect to do this … (9:03)

Sleep, relax, play and learn …

I know I keep hammering this, but I just want to make sure you hear it here, because you’re likely not hearing it anywhere else. When life gets crazy with work and obligations, you may be able to get to the gym and eat right, but neglecting your sleep, relaxation, play and learning is like planting a palm tree in Antarctica. Don’t sabotage your health and strength for any reason. You’re a much better worker and all-around person when you’re strong and healthy.

 


Ok. That’s it for me on my soapbox. Thanks for listening today. I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave the show a review on iTunes, and like me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

Enjoy your Fitness Pizza Pie, stress your 7 bodily fitness systems and win your week! 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!

 

May 29, 2018

Do you want to be among the world’s most elite? What if I told you that just by doing this one simple thing you’d be in the company of less than only 10 percent of the population? Skeptical yet? It’s true! And when you do the deep thinking and discover for yourself a guiding philosophy for your life, it becomes easier to live your life on your terms – like the top 10 percent of the population does.

But if you’re going to define the mission statement for your life and future decision-making opportunities, there are some things you should know.

Highlights from today’s show:

- This one thing will make every decision you make in life so much easier (1:36)
- Why you should never intentionally try to make people feel bad, especially if you’re a leader (2:46)
- How to gain the “slight edge” and why that’s important for sustained success (3:37)
- A piece of advice I was given more than 20 years ago that still has me motivated to keep pressing forward (4:55)
- Why violent accountability is the only way to create your best life (5:09)
- It’s not selfish to say, “It’s about me.” Here’s how you can be the bigger person with this exact mindset (6:23)
- The ideal length for your mission statement or life philosophy should be … (8:11)
- I’m not a rebel. I wear clothes, after all. But I do live life on my terms. You should, too, and here’s why … (9:12)
- When is good, good enough? When it’s good. How to overcome your fear of judgement so you can recognize good when you see it (11:30)

Not all who wander are lost, but those who are lost likely got that way by wandering …

If you’ve been listening for a while, you know I LOVE anything and everything about strolling in nature. Taking a nice hike and taking in the scenery while meandering with no particular path to follow is a nice way to enjoy nature, but you should always at least have a bearing for where you are. It works for hikes. Not so much for your life’s direction. If you waffle and flounder expecting life to just happen to you, it will. But you may not like what you get. Avoid wandering far away from your life’s purpose by following the advice in this episode to define your life’s philosophy.

 

Thanks for listening today. I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave the show a review on iTunes, and like me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

Follow your mission statement rigidly and go out and win your week! 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!

 

May 22, 2018

I was still doing bodybuilding competitions when I found Scott Able, and I’ll admit … I was looking to cheat. No, I wasn’t going to take banned substances, and I wasn’t going to hammer any knee-caps, but I was looking to find scientific validation to my desire to incorporate cheat days into my competition diet. Scott actually showed me something even better, and I hired him as my fitness coach. When I did, I set in motion a relationship that would bear fruit in so many ways – one, being core to the success of Newell Strength, and my fitness … nay, life philosophies. So what might these Able-isms offer you? Listen to find out.

Highlights from today’s show:

First, a couple notes on sleep:

- You may need to skip sleeping in, and sleep less if you want to achieve this MOST IMPORTANT aspect when it comes to setting healthy sleep patterns (1:16)
- Did you know drinking alcohol during the day (or evening) does this to your R.E.M. sleep? Hint: it’s not good. (2:11)

Able-isms:


- There’s great wisdom in the unconventional … workouts. I share one that’s sort of a “go-to” for me ... (2:40)
- Your metabolism isn’t confined to a day. Why understanding this gives you a major boost in reaching fitness goals (4:41)
- Why you’ll rarely ever get what you need, but you’ll almost always get what you want. Do this to shift your exercise and nutrition mindset … (6:40)
- Your training should never be like tracks in a sandhill. Pour the water from different spots for a change. And while you’re at it, deprive yourself of oxygen in your workouts (7:50)
- Need a good coach? Look in the mirror. If you have relationships of any kind, you’re automatically a coach. But don’t fall into this dangerous trap (10:36)

If the chase is wearing you out ...

Stop chasing. Every goal you set should be centered around bringing more pleasure and more happiness into your life. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do hard things, but that those hard things you do should have a purpose that will bring you more of the life you want.

Scott is great at helping people want more out of their training, out of their fitness and out of their lives. I highly recommend you check him out. His website is: www.ScottAble.com. If you get good, actionable advice out of these episodes, give Scott some love as his science-based counter-cultural approach is a foundational aspect to my own approach.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this episode. Please leave the show a review on iTunes, and like me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

Keep it unconventional and look for the bigger picture as you set out win your week! 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!

 

May 15, 2018

You ever notice that no matter who you ask, “pizza” seems to be their favorite food? I sort of think it might be the key to world peace as we get people to focus on that which we have in common. But this isn’t an episode about food or foreign relations. No … This episode is about The Fitness Pizza Pie. Enjoy these six slices regularly, every day even, and achieving your health and fitness goals should give you no indigestion.

Shall we get into your fitness pizza recipe?

Highlights from today’s tale:

- Why you need to be more vague with your goals so you can be sure you don’t cut out this crucial component that your brain craves in order to be happy (1:17)
- Jesus and Buddha achieved vibrational energy levels of 1000. Most people never get to energy levels above 200. Why this is important if you want to solve problems (4:19)
- Fitness isn’t just about exercise, it should carry over into these key areas of your life (this is why crossfit is dumb) (6:32)
- The six slices of your fitness pizza: which is the most important slice and how do you make sure you’re getting enough of each? (8:00)
- What you need to know about visceral fat (the fat that pads your organs) and why you should NEVER let it get above this level if you value your health(8:27)
- More on the six slices of your fitness pie and how each affects the others (9:10)

The process is the goal ...

Unlike actual pizza, the fitness pizza pie is one you must indulge regularly in order to see real progress. Ordering from your fitness pizza only once per week, or from just a few slices, will keep you from seeing the kind of progress you really could achieve. Stay consistent and you’ll see results in no time. But remember, the process is the goal – if you’re not growing, you’re dying, so be sure to keep reevaluating your goals and making adjustments. With six slices to focus on, there’s always a goal to be strived for.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed today’s show. Next week, I think I’ll talk about one of the smartest fitness guys I know and all that he’s taught me. Listen to this episode to find out who it is.

Please do me a favor and leave us a review on iTunes, then follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

Now get out there and win your week! 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!

 

May 8, 2018

Gather ‘round and listen good all you serious self-improvers! Coach Kyle has an epic tale to tell. This past month at Newell Strength we’ve been celebrating our members, and we came up with the idea of giving out some throwback T-shirts from when we called it Champions’ Choice. It was such a hit, but it got me all nostalgic and I realized I’ve never really told you the story of how Newell Strength came to be. So that’s gonna happen in this episode.

It’s been a heck of a ride. And if you’re the kind of person that can pick out the leads and queues of where to learn, lead and follow, then this show will be of great value to you.

Highlights from today’s tale:

- Are you feeling too scared? How about over-analyzing? This little trick I learned and practiced even just recently as we opened our second location can help see you through (2:59)
- Your desk … the pencil … your thoughts … Everything has energy. This is why it’s more important than you know to be mindful (5:03)
- Can flooding your mind with positivity cure what ails you? My gut says, “Yes”, but you Crossroads: I almost started a landscaping business instead. Then this happened ... (8:46)
- Think attending seminars is dumb? Are breakthroughs dumb, too? (Hint: GO!) (12:35)
- The one concrete thing you absolutely must have “mapped out” to avoid every entrepreneur's worst nemesis: burn-out (13:19)
- Second-guessing and opportunities to give up WILL test you. Beat them by referring back to what I said earlier about energy ... (18:06)
 - The purpose of any and all of your goals should be this ... (22:17)

It’s a dangerous business ...

… “Stepping out your front door. If you don’t keep your feet, there’s no telling where you’ll be swept off to.” - Bilbo Baggins

Remember anything great you achieve begins with a step. Just begin, and keep stepping – one after the next – over and over until the next thing you know you’re moving faster than a diesel engine with a full cargo load chugging down hill. Your steps will have obstacles, but if there’s anything I hope you’ve learned over these year-and-a-half worth of episodes it’s that you CAN achieve any success you put your mind and your effort toward.

Thank you, sincerely, for joining me on this journey. It’s been one heck of a ride and I’m excited to see where we’ll go together.

Please do me a favor and leave us a review on iTunes, then follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

Hope you enjoyed my story! Next week back to mindset. 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!

 

May 1, 2018

See what you made me do? You all are a distraction! Just kidding. But I did go off on some tangents with the past couple of episodes when I promised you I’d cover the final two myths of fitness and nutrition. So, lo, and behold … the final two myths and their insanity I place before you royal lobes.

Are you curious to see if you’ve bought in to these final two myths? Well then, let’s see if you’re right or wrong. Ready to get learning?

Today, you’ll learn:

- You’ve heard that life is a race analogy? Maybe, but here’s why you should view your life as though there is no finish line (1:35)
- How to optimize your metabolism that has absolutely nothing to do with dieting (4:29)
- Why the science of how long it takes for food to pass through your upper gut absolutely destroys the frequent small meals myth (4:51)
- Three core digestion and energy management benefits you experience when you eat less often (7:30)
- How fast can you shove it all in? Here’s what you should really do when you don’t have enough time to eat (7:50)
- Is this the reason people say grace before eating? Every time you eat, be sure you’re practicing the 3 joys of food (6:19)
- You can prove for yourself that cardio for fat loss is a huge wannabe trainer myth. All you need is reality, math and science. Check out these studies ... (12:11)
- Are you a duck or a chicken in the gym? One is definitely preferable for legitimately losing weight. (14:13)

Eat less often, but do this more …

Hydrate. Drink water. Consume the clear liquid that springs forth from the ground. You get the idea. So much of our body’s balance is tied into our hydration so throughout your day, be sure you’re getting enough water.

To get even hormonal balance, check out episode 85 for what supplements to take for sleep, weight loss and energy.

 

That’s it 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! Next week I’ve got a cool mindset piece I want to share with you. 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 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!

Mar 27, 2018

I LOVE episodes like the one I’ve got in store for you today. Why? Because I get to send flaming arrows into the conventional wisdom that’s keeping you stressed, sick and broke from all the wasted money you’ve likely spent on ineffective “cures”. Today I’m going to share with you the truth about that bad, bad, hormone – the “C-word”– cortisol ….

By the end of this episode, you’ll see why cortisol is actually one of your best allies for staying healthy and fit. But just like anything in excess, too much of it is where problems arise. Let’s dive in ...

Today, we’ll discuss:

- Why people have it all wrong when it comes to cortisol and stress. Here’s what’s actually going on, and why cortisol blockers are a baaaaaaddd idea … (1:39)


- The two different types of stress, and why one is really good, even though it, too, produces cortisol (1:55)


- Understanding “The Fishing Effect” so you can harness your natural cortisol production cycle to manage your insulin levels and, thus, stay focused, lose weight faster and sleep better (I don’t know of any health professional that has made this connection yet) (3:36)


- Do you struggle to wake up in the morning, and can’t get to sleep at night? You could have cortisol flip. Don’t ask your doctor. He likely doesn’t know jack about this. Here’s how to fix it … (4:08)


- A friendly suggestion for how to actively manage your excess stress to avoid excess cortisol (7:30)


- Get a dog. Seriously. Here’s why … (8:58)

A bit about the zebra ...

Not much is more stressful in the moment than getting chased by a massive lion that wants to tear your flesh and snap your bones. If zebras lived under that type of stress around the clock, they’d be the world’s fattest animal. But after a frenzied run, they rest and recover. They don’t live in constant stress. You’re not going to tell me that you ain’t as smart as a zebra, are you?

That’s what I thought. I hope you’ll take the lesson from today’s show and actively apply it to begin reducing excess cortisol and make it’s natural production your strong ally.

Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the show, please leave me a review on iTunes and follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

I’ll be back with you next week. Until then, win the week! 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!

Mar 20, 2018

If you’re the person who has tried absolutely every diet under the sun, you work out for hours at the gym, but you still can’t drop the weight, this episode is taylor-made for you. While I’m not totally letting you off the hook, know that it’s not entirely your fault–you’ve likely been told all of the wrong ways to go about achieving a healthy body and a healthy weight.

After listening to today’s show, you’ll be further along that 90% of the population as you’ll learn that it’s all interconnected. And we’ll cover some protocols you need to know to get your systems working together. Let’s go!

Today, we’ll discuss:

MINDSET:
- How to measure your daily progress toward your holistic goals using the F5 System (1:28)
- Are you trying to speed up your life or slow things down? How to think about everything you’ve been taught as opposite to find what really matters … (2:13)
- What is underlying in every major religion and how understanding this can improve your relationships and effectiveness (2:44)
SUPPLEMENTS::
- Common sense natural supplements you need to take for fat loss, how much to take and how often … (3:47)
- Eat more–protein–to lose fat. But if you use whey protein know this in order to make it work (5:38)
- Forget about all of this if you’re not getting enough sleep, but for that daily boost, here’s what you need to supplement with to increase your energy (8:52)
- You know how important sleep is–it’s the best diet in the world! Here’s how to get the kind of natural deep sleep that turns your body into the epitome of health (10:38)

More protocols to come ...

Today we covered three of the protocols (Sleep, Energy and Fat Loss), and the supplements for them, that add up to building the healthy and functional body of your dreams. But we’ve only covered half of them.

Next time we’ll get into the remaining protocols and afterward you’ll be set with an encyclopedia-level of knowledge for how to give your body and health the care it needs. Be sure to catch it!

Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the show, please leave me a review on iTunes and follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert.

I’ll be back again next week and until then, win the week! 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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