The Model Health Show

If you’ve ever tried to build muscle mass, you know that it takes more than simply lifting heavy. Building muscle involves hard work, a fine-tuned diet, consistency, rest, and recovery. And just like reaching any goal, there’s a huge mindset component required to move the needle. 

When we’re talking about getting stronger, there’s no one better to learn from than Mark Bell. Mark is a record-holding professional powerlifter, a coach and fitness expert, and a true pioneer in lifting techniques. He is also a successful inventor, influential gym owner, and overall powerhouse of a human being. 

On this episode, Mark is sharing his best tips and insight into how to build muscle mass and get stronger. You’ll learn about lifting better, the best ways to utilize equipment, and how to find optimal training routines for your body. Mark has so much knowledge and inspiration to share, so listen in and enjoy! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What inspired Mark to start a free gym.
  • How to actually get stronger.
  • The story behind Mark’s famous Sling Shot, and how it works.
  • Why gaining muscle mass should be everyone’s goal. 
  • What it means to lift better.
  • Why rest and recovery are the key ingredients to building strength. 
  • What accommodating resistance is. 
  • The importance of proving to yourself that you can reach your goals. 
  • How to have honest conversations about performance-enhancing drugs. 
  • Common misconceptions and stigmas about steroids. 
  • The fastest way to get strong. 
  • Why it’s so important to focus on small, foundational movements during training.
  • How losing weight in stages can help you reach your goals.
  • The lessons Mark learned from creating a product. 

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There’s a big movement in our culture today regarding body positivity and self-love. On a broad scale, things are changing. Clothing brands are removing retouched images from their ad campaigns, the entertainment industry is casting a wider range of body shapes and sizes, and social media influencers are beginning to take the emphasis away from the highlight reel and instead focusing on what’s real and authentic. 

But changing the conversation around body positivity is no easy feat. While things are shifting across the board, there are still so many people who define their worth by the number on the scale and are focused on their perceived flaws and insecurities. Steph Gaudreau has one of the most influential voices in this space. Her personal story is an incredible testimony of overcoming negative self-talk and breaking free from an unhealthy relationship with food, exercise, and body image. 

Today you’re going to hear Steph’s journey through navigating and changing her relationship with her body. You’re also going to learn some of the insights and philosophies that Steph uses to help women embrace their bodies, proudly take up space in the world, and to wear the shorts. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The power of challenging your negative self-talk.
  • Why the scale is not a good measurement of health or success.  
  • How Steph transformed her relationship with food and fitness. 
  • What it means to wear the shorts. 
  • The struggles Steph faced while naming her book. 
  • What it means to move with intention. 
  • The difference between loving your body and embracing your body. 
  • What drove Steph to shift her career from recipes to a four-pillar health philosophy. 
  • How to fit exercise into your lifestyle, and not vice-versa. 
  • The importance of having gratitude for your body.
  • Two different types of muscle growth, and how they work. 
  • The main pillars of the Core 4 (and how they can help you become happier!)
  • What mindset encompasses, and why changing it can be so difficult. 
  • The importance of having a purpose outside of yourself.
  • Why shifting the focus away from yourself can help you grow. 
  • The power of giving an honest compliment.

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Whether you’re trying to advance your physical fitness, career, or relationships, the way you think and operate emotionally will determine your results. If we want to change the course of our lives for the better, we have to learn how to build our emotional intelligence. 

On this compilation episode, we’re going to cover how to cultivate and improve your emotional intelligence. You’ll hear interviews from ten of the top experts in the realm of emotional wellness. You’re going to learn insights and strategies that you can use in order to reach your goals and become your most authentic self. 

We’re highlighting the importance of building emotional intelligence, how to overcome obstacles like comparison syndrome, how to build empathy, as well as how to truly channel your authenticity. So listen in, take good notes, and apply the tactics that resonate with you! 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • The role emotional intelligence plays in having a successful and productive life. 
  • How being too focused on happiness can actually make you less happy over time.
  • What we can learn from our negative emotions. 
  • A simple tactic for overcoming envy and comparison syndrome.
  • The difference between EQ and IQ. 
  • How reading fiction can make you more empathetic.
  • The relationship between our body and how we perceive emotions. 
  • What sympathetic overdominance is.  
  • The importance of listening to understand (vs. listening to respond). 
  • How failure and success are interlinked. 
  • The key to recovering from your mistakes. 
  • How health marketing perpetuates a cycle of shame. 
  • The dangers of assigning morality to food. 
  • What it truly means to be authentic. 
  • Why carrying a sense of purpose is so important for your emotional fitness. 

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A big part of my personal story involves overcoming—overcoming health struggles, overcoming my past, and most importantly, overcoming mental barriers and limiting beliefs. On some level, we all are guilty of subconsciously holding ourselves back. Whether you’re dealing with deeply ingrained beliefs from your upbringing, or simply just not feeling good enough, changing that story is within your power. 

The truth is, if you want to create a better ending to your story, you have to take the initiative. No one will ever give you permission to chase after your goals or become your best self. It’s your responsibility to be the ultimate authority of your potential. 

On this episode, you’re going to learn about making better decisions for yourself and being proactive in becoming the author of your story. You’ll hear details about my personal story that I’ve never shared before, including a condition I had to overcome early on, and the turning points that led to the creation of the Model Health Show. I hope this episode inspires you to wake up to your power and write your own story. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • How moments of decision can make us stronger.
  • What we can learn from street performers. 
  • How to use fear as a motivator. 
  • The truth about placebos (and nocebos!)
  • What happens when your life conditions don’t match your blueprint. 
  • How my own suffering inspired me to help others. 
  • The energetic properties of food. 
  • How humans literally affect the world around us. 
  • Why the human experience is like a quilt.
  • How human brain waves sync up during interactions. 
  • The importance of investing in yourself.
  • How your obstacles can help you unlock your potential. 
  • The two milestones that helped create The Model Health Show.
  • Why physical fitness is a side effect of an overall healthy lifestyle. 
  • The importance of thinking bigger.
  • Why it’s so difficult to influence people in your close circle.
  • How asking questions can help others find their solution. 

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Tibetan teacher Mingyur Rinpoche said, “The only difference between meditation and ordinary social interaction is that the friend you’re gradually coming to know is yourself.” If you’ve ever practiced meditation, you’ll know this to be true. 

Conversely, if you’ve never tried meditation, you might be thinking it sounds too difficult or too abstract. I can relate to this, because the first time I tried meditation, I had to suspend disbelief. But this simple practice brought me awareness, consciousness, and ultimately led to my passion for helping others. And I owe it all to today’s guest, Jane Wambui Kaberere.

Jane is the most requested guest on the Model Health Show, my biggest inspiration, and she also happens to be my mother-in-law. She is the epitome of overcoming obstacles in order to make a positive impact on others. Her story encompasses all levels of health and wellness, including nutrition, mindfulness, and self-care. Learning from Jane has truly been one of the biggest gifts in my life, and I’m so grateful to be able to share that experience with you today.  

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What Jane’s culture taught her about the role of women. 
  • How Jane’s mother motivated her to strive for more and defy traditional gender roles. 
  • A thought that inspired Jane to uncover real happiness. 
  • The power of asking questions and having the audacity to experiment. 
  • What inspired Jane to pursue an education. 
  • The extents that she went to in order to learn and grow. 
  • How meditation can help you overcome your fears. 
  • Why meditation is like driving a car. 
  • The story behind how meditation led to the creation of the Model Health Show.
  • How meditation can teach you compassion and connection.
  • The different types of mediation that Jane has experimented with.
  • Why Jane loves to teach meditation. 
  • How emotional pain can manifest into physical symptoms. 
  • Jane’s inspiration for learning more about nutrition. 
  • How the naming system works in Kenya. 
  • The power of practicing self-care and self-love. 
  • Why accepting support from those around you can be so powerful. 

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