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Leaping one episode at a time into topics revolving fitness, coaching and the unpredictable life of being a mother and a woman. Amal Murad tackles the hard questions and meets with health professionals, athletes and coaches to discuss the raw and transparent truth about how our bodies work. LEAP! is brought to you by the audiophiles at Dukkan Media.
 
Mara Marek, Comedian and Elite Personal Trainer and Elysia Cronheim, also an Elite Trainer and Ninja, host a weekly podcast to discuss everything fitness including fads, myths, food and exercise tips with other fitness professionals, coaches and professional athletes.
 
An enlightening insight into the timeless (forgotten) wisdoms of health, happiness and higher consciousness. Based on Ayurveda/Ayurvedic Medicine (Maharishi Ayurveda) and the time-tested Eastern, traditional and indigenous medicine traditions ... and backed up by the latest Western health-science. Focuses on the ‘higher levels’ of health and wellness, the new spirituality and consciousness coming to the planet and the Vedic wisdom of ‘higher states of human consciousness’ and how we can acce ...
 
Welcome to The PCOS Oracle podcast hosted by PCOS cyster, online PCOS personal trainer and blogger, Despina Pavlou. In this podcast you will hear from leading experts in the field of female health and PCOS who will provide you with cutting-edge research, evidence-based information as well as practical tips on how to get to the root cause of your PCOS and treat it naturally. Each episode will provide you with new found knowledge, confidence and motivation to take back control from PCOS. For m ...
 
In this podcast I interview leaders in the field of exercise prescription. I talk to prominent researchers who investigate how exercise can improve different aspects of quality of life in different populations and clinical groups. Our conversations cover several topics. For example, we discuss what type of exercise is the best to improve brain health and reduce age related cognitive decline or how can we use exercise to ensure an optimal development in children and mobility and quality of li ...
 
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Mara and Elysia talk about the popular trend HIIT. Everyone is doing it, but should everyone be participating? LISTEN AND SEE! But for those who love to read...here's a little written preview: What is HIIT Training: High-intensity interval training is a form of interval training, a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of inten…
 
In this episode I talked to Dr. Martin Gibala, who is a Professor in the department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Ontario (Canada). He is a world renown scientist who has done pioneering work to understand the physiological effects of interval training in general and, more specifically, high intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT is a …
 
Schlesinger is finishing his second season in the NBA working as the Director of Performance /Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Phoenix Suns. Prior to the league, he was the Director of Basketball Performance at Stanford University. In his time on The Farm, he has revolutionized in-season strength training for collegiate student-athletes…
 
I learnt this lesson a number of years ago - things aren’t always going to be perfect, and there is never going to be the perfect time. There will always be ‘stuff’ that gets in the way; life, stress, injuries, work, kids etc. One of the great skills is learning how to remain consistent with whatever goals or habits you’ve created, even when things…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: What is the perfect body type for lifting weights What can you do with long legs to have better lifting technique Why short arms and legs help olympic lifts What lifts are benefited by long levers Best body type for building muscle Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coac…
 
In episode 87 of the podcast I speak with skin coach, Sara Sumic all about skin health. Sara shares tips on how to improve and take care of your skin naturally. Follow me on Social Media Instagram @pcosoracle Pinterest @pcosoracle Facebook @pcosoracle Twitter @pcosoracle YouTube Despina Pavlou Website https://www.pcosoracle.com . Please leave a rat…
 
Time and time again we all get headaches, something we accept as being human. But WHAT IF there was a way to prevent many head and shoulder pains from taking pressure off of the upper traps through posture, correct form, and stretches (not just stretching, the *right* stretches) to solve this nonstop issue? Elite NYC personal trainers and overall f…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Tom, and he asks questions based on his goals. I thought it was such a great question, so let’s record it! The theme of the chat is this, is it better to focus on building muscle and performance, or focus on losing fat, for body compositional change? The chat provides a great insight into different approaches to ach…
 
Over 40 years ago, back in 1980, a school teacher named Richard Sorin was sweating over a hot piece of hand-cut welded steel in a small 2 car garage. He had already taught the scholastic weightlifting club that morning, followed by AM bus duty, 8 hours of gym class, PM bus duty (for extra money that was used to eventually start his business), and t…
 
The NutriSense program, which combines a CGM device, health tracking app and one-to-one support from a registered dietitian, can help you understand your glucose levels and optimize them. In episode 86, I speak with Molly Downey (Nutrition Manager at NutriSense) about blood sugar balance and how a continuous glucose monitor can help you achieve bet…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: What defines old school strength training. What is the difference between old school and new school training. Why the information era killed old school strength What are essentials for building old school strength How to maintain strength and athleticism for a lifetime Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on I…
 
Mara and Elysia are joined by the classically trained performer who has channeled artistic expression into fitness and social media encouragement Kayla Kleinman. She is a Social Media Coach and Creator @yoursocialmedia.bff, Blogger (Kayla in the City link below), and *loud* Yoga Teacher in our Muscle Spasms hometown, the city that never sleeps, NYC…
 
The Dial Method: Have you thought about your health and fitness as a switch, something that you are either ‘doing’ or ‘not doing’ - something that is either off or on? Many people find that they feel like they are either ‘on a diet’ or ‘not’. Our philosophy is to ‘always do something’, and scale your efforts up and down the dial to suit your curren…
 
Cody is a former college baseball player turned strength coach, with experience at the Division 1 and Division 2 collegiate level as well as in the private sector. Cody is certified by the NSCA as a CSCS and the CSCCA as a SCCC certified coach. In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: How to progress athletes in the first year of lifting The right way …
 
With the growing trend of short-term transformations, diets and exercise programs, which typically last for 4-12 weeks, is there still a place for slower, more gradual habit-based coaching? Why do we reach for short term fixes so often? And, further more, why do we keep going back for more when they didn’t work the first time? In this perspective c…
 
Our fitness nerds, Mara and resident hoser, Elysia are joined this week by the outrageous, no f***s given, homegrown fellow Canadian smart aleck, social media coach, TikTok sensation, and over-the-top training enthusiast Cole DaSilva. If you want real talk, here it is. Cole grew up rough in Thunder Bay, Ontario-- aka crime capital of the country. T…
 
Walking is one of the most effective forms of exercise for sustainable weight loss. Believe it or not, simply moving your body more frequently and consistently offers profound effects on health outcomes, both physical and mental. In today’s episode, Drew discusses why simply focusing on your 10,000 steps per day will make a huge difference to your …
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: What are the priorities for early teenage lifters. Coaching kids through puberty and large growth phases How to coach large groups and get great results Why movement quality is the priority in youth lifters How often should you test youth athletes Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson o…
 
Welcome to Season Two of Muscle Spasms on Be Frank Network with Mara and Elysia as they take a deep dive into the ever-confounding concept of METABOLISM. We've all heard about foods, supplements, activities that "boost" your metabolism-- but what does that mean? Does puberty or menopause affect metabolism? What even *is* metabolism other than a wor…
 
Dan Garner is the founder of Team Garner, Inc. which offers high-level personalized online training and nutritional coaching for world class results. His coaching resume is second to none having worked with dozens of professional athletes in 9 different sports. Within his clientele he has worked with three superbowl champions, two UFC title winners…
 
In this episode we are talking about the signs of leaky gut and how you can treat it through diet and lifestyle changes. Visit www.pcosoracle.com/kettleandfire to order bone broth today. Kettle and fire is currently offering free shipping on orders with 6 or more cartons. Episode 78- Should you Avoid Gluten for PCOS?. Follow me on Social Media Inst…
 
This episode, we leap into the world of fitness as a career choice. I have left my corporate job almost 5 years ago and I haven’t looked back since but is personal training the way to go for everyone? We look into the pros and cons of this decision that can possibly guide you in knowing what to expect if you ever do want to take the leap into this …
 
In episode 84 of the podcast, I speak with Kiara Orbe about feeding the mitochondria, with a focus on the minerals needed for fertility and pregnancy. Find Morley Robbins Root Cause Protocol supplements at Functional Self https://www.functionalself.co.uk/#6112ba59eff12 Get 10% of Ovasitol use Code (USA & Canada) 144N11 https://bit.ly/3kQ3shZ Mira h…
 
Autism is one of the fastest-growing diagnosed developmental disabilities in the world. In this episode, I interviewed David Geslak. David is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist and the founder of Exercise Connection, a great initiative that aims to create exercise tools and programs to engage and improve t…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: How much strength work do you need for hypertrophy Big lifts vs. Accessories for optimizing physique Strategies for getting lean and keeping muscle The role of weight training in a caloric deficit Why walking is the secret to fat loss Get in touch with Bryan Boorstein IG: @bryanboorstein website: www.evolvedtrai…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Does a calorie deficit mean you have to lose muscle. How does testosterone play in weightless and muscle mass What can you expect from your energy and mood in a caloric deficit What is the most optimal training for keeping muscle when dieting Can you build strength in a caloric deficit? Anders Varner on Instagra…
 
Get 10% of Ovasitol use Code (USA & Canada) 144N11 https://bit.ly/3kQ3shZ Visit nutrisense.io use the discount code PCOSORACLE which will give $25 off the first month. Visit trylgc.com/pcos and use the code 'PCOS20' for 20% off. . One of the most simplest and most effective ways to improve your health and hormones is to work on blood sugar balance.…
 
A two-time Golf Digest Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professional & Trainer, Ali Weingroff has become highly sought after for her unique approach to training that combines nutrition, training, and lifestyle hacks to alter body composition and optimize metabolism. Ali found her passion in optimizing men’s and women’s health working alongside industry-leading …
 
Joining us today at the LEAP podcast is a mom, athlete, and nutritionist, Eman Shakeeb. Together, we dive a little deeper into nutrition and the different myths we, as women, tend to believe due to the rise in diet culture. #LeapWithAmal Be sure to subscribe to this show and leave a rating and review! Follow us on social media: Instagram at @leap.o…
 
Keith Leiting has been an Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Science since 2015. Keith eared his Ph.D. from East Tennessee State University and is also a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prior to his arrival at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Keith was the head athletic trainer and assistant strength…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: The greatest weekend in strength sports Surprises and Standouts for USA Weightlifting New winner of the CrossFit Games Is Tia the greatest female athlete of all time Reebok vs. NoBull as CrossFit Games title sponsor Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ——————————————…
 
Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner…
 
On this episode we share a very intimate conversation with Zainab AlSawalhi talking about her experience with pregnancy and loss. We touch upon the physical and mental state women are in when they are trying to recover from trauma and how unfortunate that Miscarriage is still considered Taboo even though studies show that they are more common than …
 
The thyroid is an organ in the body that is often referred to as a ‘hormone powerhouse’. This is because it plays a role in various functions in the body including metabolism, ovulation and heart rate. Hypothyroidism is described as a hidden cause of PCOS because it often goes undiagnosed. In the video I identify the signs/symptoms of thyroid probl…
 
California Strength has dominated the United States Olympic weightlifting landscape, producing numerous National Team Titles, American Records and earning medal recognition on the international stage. CEO and Founder Dave Spitz holds recognition as one of the few USA Weightlifting Senior International Coaches in the country and is a Certified Stren…
 
Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner…
 
Visit nutrisense.io use the discount code PCOSORACLE which will give $25 the first month. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a popular form of exercise in the PCOS community. Research has identified HIIT as being beneficial for insulin resistance, a condition in which around 70% of women with PCOS suffer from. But should HIIT be your go to …
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why sustainable fat loss is so hard Why accountability is critical for success How we built the Diesel Dad Mentorship Why you should play the long game for best results How to build a program to effectively reach your goals Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ——————…
 
Do you need a carb detox? I recently came across an article suggesting you need to go on a carb detox to lose weight and treat insulin resistance. In this episode, I will be unpacking the article and explaining whether a carb detox is necessary. Get 10% of Ovasitol use Code (USA & Canada) 144N11 https://bit.ly/3kQ3shZ Visit trylgc.com/pcos and use …
 
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