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Where did we get the idea that a tight, toned core was the ideal thing to have? Aesthetics have long been a part of human culture, for sure. But, collectively WE get to choose what’s beautiful… and WE get to choose what’s ideal.

Did you know that in some cultures, having some jelly on your belly is actually a sign of good health and wealth? True story. Not every culture values the sacred six-pack. And that’s ok. Because I think that all of us are missing the point.

The most important thing about our core is that it actually works! The muscles, fat, and fascia that make it up. Plus, all of the internal organs inside of it are what really give it significance. There are some folks with some nice fat on their waistline with phenomenal health in the function of their core. While there are also people with shredded six-packs whose core function is about as good as one of those traveling carnival rides. Sure, I know this looks like a dependable rollercoaster, but tomorrow it will be nowhere in sight (and all I’ll have left is this $5 stuffed animal that I spent $50 on games to win - oh, that’s just me, huh?).

The reality is this: your core muscles are critical to you having a free and fully functional life. So, we most definitely need to understand them better. Also, what are some of the possible issues that we can see with dysfunctional core muscles? Issues like diastasis recti? And, most importantly, what are things we can do to reverse these issues and ensure we have a healthy, functional core for years to come? To answer these questions, I brought on one of the foremost experts in the world in human movement, biomechanist Katy Bowman.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your abdominal region is far more complex than you may realize.
  • The surprising connection between body temperature and insomnia.
  • Why we still need to take advantage of live, firsthand interactions and learning (and not just rely on the Internet).
  • Why proactively putting yourself in challenging situations is so beneficial.
  • What diastasis recti actually is.
  • Why movement programs for diastasis recti can be effective for hernias too.
  • How internal “forces” are largely responsible for the function of internal organs and tissues (you need to know this!).
  • How an orange can marvelously demonstrate the anatomy and function of your abdominals.
  • Why shoulder tension has a big connection to abdominal strength.
  • The difference between small, medium, and large moves (and why you need them all!).
  • A simple, effective core exercise you can do in your chair.
  • Why you need to do a daily hang (get the details!).
  • Which two movements are nearly extinct in our culture.
  • How to vacuum out the “cobwebs“ of your abdominal region.
  • Why straining and adding additional force when you have a bowel movement can be so dangerous.
  • The important difference between the male and female pelvic floor.
  • Why stopping movement is not a great long-term strategy if you have a physical ailment.
  • Where the idea for treadmill came from.
  • The downside of using a treadmill and how to use it differently for a better result.
  • The surprising ways our shoes change our physiology.

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Discipline is often associated with all kinds of negativity. But, what if I were to tell you that healthy discipline was the key to creating the life of your dreams? Not your ethnic background, not your socioeconomic status, not your sex, not your age, not any of that stuff. Discipline is the key to getting you from where you are to where you want to be.

Now, this isn’t just a hypothesis. I’ve got the proof to back it up. In fact, I’ve got the ultimate case study. My guest today is largely considered to be one of the most successful fitness entrepreneurs in the world. And he definitely didn’t have the odds in his favorite when he started out. As you’ll find out today, I think it’s suffice to say that he actually had the odds stacked against him. He found a way to make his mark. And discipline took him from good to great.

Bedros Keuilian is the definition of a living legend. But he’ll be the first to tell you that you are here to create your own personal legend. Plus, he’s the guy to help you to do it. He shows up, he cares, and he delivers in a major way. Click play, listen in with your heart and mind, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Bedros’ story of immigration helped to shape his worldview and later success.
  • The difference between being broke and being poor.
  • How you can often turn your worst circumstances into advantages.
  • Why external motivations can help you uncover internal passion.
  • What big mistakes most personal training businesses make.
  • Why it’s important to find mentorship (and how to think creatively to help make it happen).
  • The overlooked reason why boot camp style training can be effective.
  • Why Bedros melded together the boot camp model of training with indoor training.
  • Why Bedros’ competition is NOT other boot camps and gyms (this is powerful!).
  • How food scientists are using vanishing caloric density to make people eat more food.
  • What role discipline plays in creating high levels of success.
  • Why powering down to end your day is not like an on/off switch.
  • Simple tips to help you think differently about discipline and create more structure in your life.
  • What it means to build your social bank account (you need to know this!).
  • Why it’s essential (and more available to you than ever) to learn from the very best people in the areas of life that you’re interested in.

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The more we find out about our genes, the more fascinating our potential becomes.

It’s important to realize that our genes don’t control our lives. In fact, in many ways it’s the opposite. There are thousands of things we can do to influence our genetic expression. And that’s where the real adventure begins.

Today you’re going to discover some little known facts about your genes that might just change your life forever. You see, even though we humans have upwards of 20,000 genes we share collectively, some of those genes can misbehave. Our normally clean, well-functioning genes can get “dirty” and lead to some serious health issues as a result.

Diseases aren’t just a collection of symptoms that appear on the surface. Diseases are usually rooted in problems all the way down at the level of your genes. And it should make perfect sense, right? Your genes are essentially determining which “copies” out of you are getting printed out. If the you genes are dirty, those copies can end up being pretty crumby. So, in this special episode we have on the foremost expert in the world on dirty genes, Dr. Ben Lynch. Just sit back, take good notes, and find out how to clean those dirty genes!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What dirty genes are.
  • How a young medical student became fascinated with Ayurvedic medicine.
  • How your genes actually work.
  • Why some genes are more static than others.
  • How clean genes can actually “act dirty”.
  • What SNPs are and how they control our health.
  • What the Super 7 Dirty Genes are.
  • What methylation is (this is crucial!).
  • The best lab test to take to check your methylation efficiency.
  • Why dirty genes also have certain strengths and evolutionary advantages.
  • How to assist your body in processing wine (if you’re trying to get your sip on).
  • Whether or not it’s necessary for you to get genetic testing done.
  • Why there’s not one perfect diet for every person.
  • The universal principle every diet should have in regards to how much/how frequently eat.
  • Why you need folate and the critical difference between folate and folic acid (you need to know this!).
  • Why sleep plays an important role as in epigenetic trigger.
  • The number one thing you need to do to detox from things that dirty up your genes.

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Success leaves clues. We have a remarkable opportunity today to learn from people who’ve turned their wildest dreams into reality. At no other time in history have these superheroes been so accessible. Videos, podcasts, social media interaction, live events; there’s so many ways to learn from the very best people in the world. This episode is another opportunity to take advantage of that!

Eric “ET” Thomas is largely considered to be the top motivational speaker in the world. He’s been able to impact the lives of millions, and create a remarkable life in the process. Because of his level of impact, ET can command 6-figures for him to do a presentation. But what many people don’t see is that when he flies into a city to speak, he’ll often set up several other free speaking events… at middle schools, detention centers, and for at-risk youth. You see, ET was once a homeless at-risk youth himself. He’s learned a lot along his journey. And he can speak to anyone, at any level, and add value to their life because of it.

A life of greatness sees success in all areas: health, relationships, finance, career, and spirit. The key is tapping into the mindset and motivation to bring out the best in you and make it happen. There’s no one better in the planet to motivate you and remind you of your greatness. So, click play, listen in, and enjoy this conversation with Dr. Eric Thomas!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What motivates the #1 motivational speaker in the world.
  • Why it’s important to create messages that are catered to your audience.
  • The 3 things you need to go from average to phenomenal.
  • Why questions are the answer.
  • How to realize your blessings even when you think you’re not being supported.
  • Why you don’t get better solely from the things you do right.
  • Why you need to learn the patterns of the culture you want to influence to succeed at a high level.
  • How our fear of embarrassment can prevent us from taking action.
  • Why playing it safe can end up in disaster.
  • Why your brain is the key to solving your problems.
  • The intimate way our breathing influences our perception.
  • Why pressure is essential to taking your life to the next level (you can choose it or fight it!).
  • How setting boundaries can ensure that you don’t crash and burn.

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We take for granted that products on the store shelves are, not only good for us, but safe as well. Little do we realize that industries involved in things like supplements and personal care products are largely unregulated.

To take it even further… many companies are allowed to use ingredients that are known to be toxic to the human body (several of them banned in other countries outside the U.S.). Yet, we here we are brushing, rubbing, shampooing, and soaking ourselves in chemical soups each day, blind-as-a-bat to the hazardous effects (and keep these products out of your eyes or it might not just be a figure of speech).

The issue is so grand, but I wanted to put a nice PSA together to talk about a few of the most pervasive and problematic chemicals in popular personal care products. Take good notes, and take action on what you see fit. And definitely share this one out with the people you care about as well. Enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising percentage of compounds that can enter your body through your skin.
  • Interesting everyday things that your skin absorbs.
  • One of the few natural supplements that’s PROVEN to increase physical strength and endurance.
  • The #1 thing you want to avoid in conventional deodorants.
  • How antiperspirants actually work.
  • Why it’s more important to lower your overall toxic load (and not eliminate every imperfect personal care product you have).
  • Which chemical (found in lotions, shampoo, and many other products) has been found to concentrate itself in human breast tissue.
  • The potentially harmful compound used to give shampoos and detergents it’s liquid consistency.
  • How many “anti-aging” creams ironically accelerate the aging of your skin.
  • What overlooked activity your cell membranes are responsible for.
  • The shocking truth about baby oil.
  • How labeling ingredients as “Fragrance” on products gives manufacturers a dangerous free pass.
  • What impacts chemical dyes may be having on your health.
  • How to find amazing personal care products that are free of The Sinister 6!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:03pm CDT

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