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In this new Q&A Episode Lucy and Ben are tackling some of your questions, how to deal with terrible friends who bring you down, can you be too young to track calories, and a serious chat about the awful news about the abortion ban coming out of the USA since Roe VS Wade was overturned last week. Use code NOTSOFIT7 to get a 7 day free trial of the M…
 
Would you want to be famous? Most we think would say yes, but I've said no, I wouldn't, not proper famous anyway. This started off as an intro topic but turned into a show as Tom and I explored the benefits of being famous, the drawbacks, reports from celebrities like Example the musician and what they've experienced, and its potential effect on yo…
 
Awful first date stories! Everyone has one and this week Lucy and Ben reached out to fid out what your worst first date stories are. From chewing leaves to racist girls who scream at people this episode has it all. We're also having a chat about the new season of love island and everything that has been coming out about that! This episode is also s…
 
PERIODS, while completing a personal training course, there is exactly 0 mention of menstruation, which is something that affects half of the humans on this planet. In this podcast we are talking about all things periods, and how training can be optimised around the different phases of the menstrual cycle, this is an absolute must listen for everyo…
 
In this episode Lucy and Ben are talking everything cheat day related. In the past they were like many who thought that cheat days were something to aspire for, going full F**k it mode and eating the entire house. But was does this achieve? This episode is also sponsored by Athletic Greens. Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply …
 
Calories on menus are now mandatory for companies with 250 staff or more, but nutritionally, and psychologically, what does this mean? Does existing research even support the initiative? The government have brought this in to try help tackle the obesity epidemic, but big Qs are being raised. We cover the research, eating disorders, the option of ha…
 
In the world of nutrition there are some WILD claims, they even go as far to claim they can cure cancer - dangerous ground. A recent ‘Which’ survey did secret testing on the claims of ‘nutritional therapists’, and the outcomes weren’t good - some even saying "don't do chemo for your cancer". In this show we look at nutritional therapy, claims that …
 
In this first proper episode back after Lucy and Ben's Engagement and trip to America we are taking a look at how best to overcome crippling gym anxiety and how we have been affected by it in the past, looking at tackling the Sunk Cost Fallacy and how much diet coke does it really take to be dangerous? This Episode is brought to you by Koro, in the…
 
In this very special episode of the Not So Fit Couple Podcast we are sitting down in our very own couples therapy with clinical psychologist and relationship therapist extraordinaire Dr. Sarah Schewitz. Sarah is joining us over zoom from her home in LA this afternoon as we sit down to discuss the details of married life, how best to deal with jealo…
 
Long ago carbs were bad in the world of nutrition, but many are still wary of them. Today we dive deep into carbs and salt and their use in fuelling exercise. We look at the recent sports nutrition data and how you can use this knowledge to enhance your training performance from your carb intake, and where your salt intake should be at.…
 
Have you ever struggled with a negative relationship with food? Studies suggest that over 50% of people have a negative relationship with food. With that in mind, it is not surprise that todays guest is going from strength to strength in this industry helping people develop more healthy relationships with food and better understand what goes into t…
 
This week we look specifically at beta alanine and creatine after its popularity and spotlight off the back of the Joe Rogan Matt Fraser interview. We delve into their science, application, and who should use them, and why. So if you hit the gym, or play sport, this show is for you to understand whether they are supplements you would take or not.…
 
We kick todays episode off with a present that Ben has bought for Lucy to decorate her side of the podcast studio! Who else is a Moana fan? Today we take a look at the trap of trying to strive for perfection and how to combat it. We also have a look at Lucy and Ben's morning routine and tips for waking up ready to kick the days ass. To shop with ou…
 
Anxiety is at an all time high, and advice you often hear when you are feeling anxious about the situation is "think about the positives", rather than the negatives. But we think this is bad advice. We also think anxiety is phase 1 of what we are experiencing, fear is phase 2 - its a specific version of what we are feeling about the future. This th…
 
Why did we start working out? Like most people our journey was started due to issues around body image, but is training in the gym really the best way to combat these problems? Can being surrounded by 24/7 access to social media and influencers actually make our body image issues worse? Are we happy with our current bodies when we look at them in t…
 
Friend of the show Brian Keane (online coach & best selling author) re-joins us on the podcast to open a discussion on the 7 types of laziness. This was a post of his that went viral and caught my attention, it was a great breakdown of how we position problems as something simple, but they are not and then limit our ability to get past the problem.…
 
In this episode of the podcast we take a look at the mistakes we made when we started our fitness journey, Ben had 7 day doms from the worst leg workout of his life. We also chat about strategies to wake up with energy as opposed to being tired all the time, and how to deal with being a perfectionist. Thanks to Air-Up for Sponsoring this episode, u…
 
We all wear shoes, a lot, but how well is this allowing our feet to move, and how does this affect our knees, hips and back? I've been a fan of barefoot shoes for 15 years, and this show is dedicated to my love of barefoot movement which I've not given enough attention over the years, and how the shoes we wear aren't conductive to a natural way of …
 
To mark The Northman being released in cinemas everywhere this weekend, we sat down to chat with A list personal trainer Magnus Lygdbäck. He has a list of A list clients longer than he can remember, he has trained Gal Gadot, Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy, Ben Affleck, Alex Skarsgard, Katy Perry and Dua Lipa to name a few. The Northman with Alexande…
 
Gut health is a popular area of study, and research links it to nearly every area of health, but how has the research evolved from the 90s, into the turn of the century, to now? I get Alex Manos back onto the show to talk all things bacteria, probiotics, testing, supplements vs food, how stress affects our gut, and more. Warning, its a super geeky …
 
The UK has recently made it law that all food menus need to display calories, this complex topic has a lot of people split. Will this help with the obesity epidemic that all nations are facing? Will this make peoples relationship and unhealthy obsession over food metrics worse? In this ep Lucy and Ben also take a look at relationships and discuss n…
 
How good is the quality of British food? It often gets a bad rap in some circles, but I feel this is unfounded, as it seems we have very high quality welfare standards. To debate this I talk to an Agronomist, Conor Campbell, who works with farmers to advise on their land, yield, which pesticides and fertilisers to use, and has a unique insight into…
 
Join our 8 week transform challenge with 50% off use code TRANSFORM50- https://mycoach-school.com/8week-challenge Is happiness a place you can visit? there is such a big emphasis on the happiness that comes with achieving certain goals or obtaining certain things but in this episode we take a look at things that you can do to find happiness on the …
 
Why are so many of us all or nothing people, we either do something to the extreme, or not at all? Problem is, science doesn't support this approach, and employing flexible restraint is a key determinant of long term success, with anything. Issue is, this all comes down to 'executive function', but what's the answer, what mental shifts do we need t…
 
In todays episode we take a deep dive into some of your amazing questions, covering, libido while dieting, have a joke competition and answer "how much money do we make?" Get 2 Shorts for ₤24 AND 70% off on single items becoming a VIP member with our link: https://www.fabletics.co.uk/benhaldon Join our 8 week transform challenge with 50% off - http…
 
To some the title of this podcast will feel like a controversial statement, after all exercise makes us feel good and is even prescribed now to people with depression. But have a listen.... there is important context around this statement. If you've had a listen, feel free to share your thoughts with me on social media. I'm always all ears....…
 
Zach Bitter is a world record setting ultra endurance legend. He set the world record running 100 miles in under 12 hours and has since gone on to shatter numerous other records around the world. He is on the podcast today to talk all things endurance running with Lucy and Ben, covering everything from world records, nutrition and the best places t…
 
There is much we do on auto-pilot, and if we don't choose to become aware of these responses and change them, we'll continue to get the same outcomes. Bob Doyle joins me to discuss how the law of attraction started his journey into personal development (he was in 'The Secret' the film - but now feels its BS), how success hinges on our behaviours, h…
 
I've talked about having Long Covid on and off in parts on our long shows with Tom, but never in a succinct way. I've just written a full length comprehensive blog on my website bencoomber.com about my Long Covid journey and recovery, but wanted to add context to my journey, and list the top 13 things that I feel helped my on my journey to recovery…
 
Welcome back to the Not So Fit Couple Podcast, in this week's episode Lucy and Ben cover creepy PT's who are getting handsy during training sessions, The power of introducing the word "NO" to your vocabulary and learn about electric eels. To shop with our sponsor of todays episode use code NotSoFit5 at https://www.koro-shop.co.uk Their snacks are h…
 
When it comes to our mental health, how many of our problems can be caused by us overthinking something? It's easy to get stuck in our thoughts, the world of personal development teaches to learn, to reflect, to journal, to meditate etc etc, but when does that become of detriment? When is enough, enough? In this podcast I try to unpick how I've bee…
 
Balancing Lifting and Running, is it even possible? For the last year we have becoming obsessed with running and now smash a weekly half marathon. Has our gym progress stalled? Have we lost all of our muscle? Obviously not, but if you listen to the common thoughts on the matter that would be the case. In this episode we go over everything you need …
 
The UK Government and NHS have a guide for nutrition, its called the EatWell Guide. It often gets a lot of criticism in the world of health and fitness, but is this criticism well placed, surely its an evidence based approach to nutrition? We explore the guide, the protein recommendations, why there fat comments seem odd - but somehow relevant, whe…
 
Oliver Patrick is a Physiologist and leading expert in lifestyle management. He speaks widely on the application of contemporary wellbeing strategies. The health and fitness industry can put far too much emphasis on the presence of abs and how much you can bench press, so in this episode we are taking a look at some of the most chronically overlook…
 
What does mental wealth mean? We hear mental health a lot, but it's a broad term. It's like money, we don't want to just earn it, we want to be wealthy over time. I chat to Adnan Ebrahim, a mental health advocate and owner of MindLabs, a new mental health app. We explore mental wealth, where neuroplasticity starts and stops, what non-invasive daily…
 
We are back baby, Season 4 of the Not So Fit Couple is here. In today's episode we are catching up with the madness of the last 2 months, talking sleepless and anxious nights and the use of exercise as therapy. Get 2 Shorts for ₤24 AND 70% off on single items becoming a VIP member with my link: https://www.fabletics.co.uk/benhaldon…
 
Want an insight into the diet and training of a Le Mans 24 race car winner? Well you're in for a treat as Phil Hanson from United Autosports who is the youngest driver to win the World Championship and to win the European Le Mans Series & 24 Hours of Le Mans race joins me to talk shop. We discuss his journey into the sport, his approach and mindset…
 
If David can do it, surely we can all rewrite our story, however pre-determined it feels? Coming from a family of poverty, with a PTSD suffering father, to a parent dying young, to growing up in an environment where staying in poverty and never breaking out feels inevitable, to becoming Scotland’s 1st apprentice management consultant, best young co…
 
Organic food is assumed to be better, but is it? What if we eat organic food and make it part of a Mediterranean approach to nutrition, is that better again? This is what recent research looked to uncover and the role of pesticides on our food. Thing is, to really get under the skin of any research we need to look at study design, bias, how that fi…
 
Fatigue is complex, and there is many levels to it. You've got the initial state of being tired and worn out, then you have overwhelm and burnout, and then you have an illness state of fatigue like CFS/ME, and what many people are now seeing with Long Covid. Alex Howard suffered with CFS for many years and has now made it his life long mission to h…
 
Part 1 went deep, let's recap on some key things and then get practical. In part 2 we discuss where to start when you don't know where to start, the importance of environmental and personal boundaries, the crux we all have with time allocation, habits that do and don't work and why, how we chalk up our behaviour and simply optimise it - never fight…
 
Want this to be your best year ever? It often feels easier said than done, so let's get under the hood and make it happen. In this 2 part show Tom and I discuss the journey to executing on a year you'll be proud to look back on. In part 1 we look at the habits and routines of great people, where success leaves clues, why its important to not essent…
 
It's 2022, are you scared, or excited? The world in many ways is still a mess, but the one thing we can control is ourselves, our state, and our future happiness. I firstly apologise for last week, the first time no show has been aired for 8 years, and then end up on a ramble outlining what you or I might need this 2022. What do you want to achieve…
 
2021 - What a year! ....but hat has it taught us? It's been an interesting year to say the least, but in this annual roundup, co-host Tom looks away from the main headlines, the news, and the politics that have taken up so much of the world's attention, and instead looks to the three things he's going to be taking away from 2021 and applying to the…
 
Get 2 Shorts for ₤29 AND 55% off on single items becoming a VIP member with my link: https://www.fabletics.co.uk/benhaldon In this special one off Christmas episode we tackle the ultimate question at Christmas time. What is the ultimate festive treat? Is it celebrations? the humble quality street chocolate? Perhaps a new mince pie variation? In thi…
 
Back pain affects up to 80% of adults in the UK, and is experienced by an estimated 2.5million people every day - but what is it? This almost seems like an odd question - pain is pain, right? Well, maybe not.... In this show Tom interviews Troy Martin: a back pain and injury rehab specialist. They talk about what pain is, how and why it occurs in t…
 
In this week's show, Tom brings back his coach - multiple-time champion strongwoman Jenny Todd - to talk through methods that you can use to get the most progress from your time in the gym. Often the soundbite advice that is given to those who aren't making as much progress in the gym as they'd like is to simply train harder (or at least that's wha…
 
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