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Legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant said, "It's not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters.” 

Great success is not a mere accident. Smart preparation is what tends to set incredible achievers apart from the rest of the pack. Having the audacity to create an intelligent plan can stack so many conditions in your favor that seems impossible to fail.

The trouble is, creating a plan and finding the right blueprint can be an arduous task if you haven’t been there before. If you haven’t seen what’s on the other side of the goal you’re chasing after, then mapping out the right steps to get there might be tricky. This is where a cornerman like Dr. Jeff Spencer steps in.

Dr. Spencer has had the opportunity to work along side and coach many of the greatest performers of our time. Olympic Champions and cultural icons alike, they have sought out his expertise to help them breakthrough and get to the next level.

It may have been breaking out of a slump, or it may have been creating a calculated plan of action. Regardless of what was needed, it’s well known on the champion’s playground that Dr. Jeff Spencer is the man to call.

I’m honored to share be able to share Dr. Spencer’s wisdom with you today. You are going to learn, without a doubt, that there is a specific blueprint (a Champion’s Blueprint!) that will help you to achieve all of your goals and reach your fullest potential. 

Benjamin Franklin stated simply that, “If you fail to prepare, then you are preparing to fail.” This is why what you’re about to learn today is so valuable. So, tune in, take good notes, and take full advantage!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • How Dr. Spencer came from extremely challenging conditions to being one of the most sought after coaches in the world.
  • How Dr. Spencer discovered a formula that anyone could use to replicate success.
  • Why some people do great in some areas of their life, but struggle in others.
  • What 8 specific steps that every prolific performer goes through to achieve at their highest level.
  • Why The Champion’s Blueprint begins with legacy.
  • The critical keys people often miss when creating a vision of their ideal life.
  • What an emotive force is and how it relates to goal achievement.
  • Why simply having a positive mindset can be misleading.
  • How preparation can make our biggest challenges seem easy.
  • Why taking a smart inventory will help you to achieve your goals faster.
  • The difference between Human Nature and Champion Nature.
  • What happens when your greatest moments become your new normal.
  • Why your growth and improvement can create negative kickback from your family and friends.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
Shawn Stevenson on Instagram
DrJeffSpencer.com
The Champion's Blueprint Workshop <== See when the next one is available right here!

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Life today can seem more competitive than ever. Whether it's in your relationships, work, or even your health, there are so many options to choose from - and so many people fighting for the same things.

So, how do you stand out? How do you stack the conditions in your favor to get what you really want?

The answers to these questions could mean the difference between having the life that you want and having a life that's a continuous struggle. Because of this I wanted to find someone who truly exemplifies breaking through and capitalizing on opportunities. Not only that, I wanted to find someone who's passionate about giving back and sharing what they know, and that's why I connected with former NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Blake.

Jeff not only has a great story and wisdom to share in getting ahead, but he also has great wisdom to share as far as long-term health and wellness.

You may already realize that many professional athletes take a downward turn in their health after their playing days are done. This is what happened to Jeff as well, but he found a way to turn it around quickly. He's here to share his insights with you in all of these fields and more. So just click play on the audio above or the video below, listen in, and enjoy!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • The surprising path that Jeff Blake took in getting to the NFL.
  • How the environment we’re in deeply impacts our results in life.
  • Why cutting away the excuses from our story can lead to big breakthroughs.
  • How finding your unique niche can give you a huge competitive advantage.
  • Why who you know often matters more than what you know (this is true whether we like it or not… so utilize it with integrity!)
  • Why you need to stay ready for your opportunity when it presents itself.
  • How to outsmart fear and perform at a higher level.
  • What happens to a lot of athlete’s health after their playing days are over.
  • The shocking number of professional football players that end up with brain damage.
  • What secret health practices this former Pro Bowl quarterback uses to stay fit and healthy as he gets older.
  • What impacts our health even more powerfully than our genetics.
  • Why many professional athletes can be deficient in life skills.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
Jackie Joyner-Kersee interview - The Model Health Show
I’m just here so I won’t get fined - NFL

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Some foods go above and beyond when it comes to nourishing the human body.

Thousands upon thousands of foods have some of the nutrients we need to sustain health, but many of the superfoods you’re about to learn about today come very close to having it all.

I have a deep affinity for many of these foods because they have helped to revolutionize my health. And I don’t say that lightly.

I’ve gained so much from utilizing these foods that it’s really hard to put to words. But the real game-changing insight for me was discovering, not just what superfoods to use, but how to actually get the most from them. That’s what today’s show is all about.

In this episode you'll discover:

  • What the #1 source of protein in the world is.
  • What nutrient can help you to create better blood.
  • The surprising compound that can trigger your body to produce more stem cells.
  • Why you’ll want to reconsider taking your supplements in capsule form.
  • What the colors in food actually indicate.
  • Which common spice has powerful anti-cancer effects.
  • How to increase the assimilation of the nutrients in your food.
  • Important information about eggs that you need to know about!
  • What superfood is clinically proven to help train your immune system.
  • How to make the most powerful, health-giving drink ever.
  • Some critical tea preparation tips that you need to know about.
  • What category of superfoods has a direct impact on improving your thyroid function and metabolism.
  • Why bananas are not even close to being a healthy source of potassium.
  • What superfood has 30 to 60 times more vitamin C than oranges.
  • What top antioxidant food also has powerful, positive hormone precursors.
  • Where to find the most useable source of protein for the human body.
  • Why your omega fatty acid ratios are so important.
  • What biological transmutation is and why it’s so important for health.
  • Why certain types of sugars are actually medicine (this is incredible!)
  • How the doctrine of signatures works as nature’s nutrition “instruction booklet”.
  • What unique food can help you to produce more human growth hormone.
  • Which high fat food is great for your brain and also your energy levels.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

* Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!

* Perfect Spirulina

* Perfect Cordyceps

* Shroom TECH Sport

* Water Masterclass - The Model Health Show

* TEDx - How Chocolate Can Save The World

* Superfood Mini-Recipe Book <—— Get the recipe book for free right here!

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Direct download: 114-15_Delicious_Ways_To_Add_More_Superfoods_To_Your_Meals.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08pm CDT

Mahatma Ghandi's epic quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world," begins in your own home.

Our family, friends, and (most importantly) our children are mimicking and modeling us more than we know.

Science has proven that we are, in fact, a direct product of our environment. You can set up an environment that cultivates healthy automatically as a side effect. Or, on the flip side, you can unconsciously be setting up an environment that breeds low energy, obesity, and poor health if you're not careful.

Today's show is all about how to set things up in your life so that your family has the health, fitness, and vitality that they deserve. There are lots of fun ideas and insights here, so click play, enjoy, and put a few things into action!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why we all need to get plenty of "nutritious movement".
  • The shocking amount of time that the average person spends sitting.
  • The functions that mirror neurons have in our brains.
  • What intuition really is.
  • Why most people workout despite having kids.
  • How parents end up compromising their health in order to facilitate their kid's activities.
  • 9 different family fitness ideas that you can easily add in to your lives.
  • How playground workouts can be fun for kids AND parents.
  • How to utilize your local gym as your kids get older.
  • What my 14-year old son has to say about growing up witnessing my focus on health.
  • How "coopertition" works to improve the connection with your family fitness habits.
  • 4 critical tips for involving your kids in family fitness.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
How Sitting Can Destroy Your Health - The Model Health Show
Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman
Shawn Stevenson on Instagram
The Good Dad Project Podcast (iTunes / Website) <-- Check out our new show here!
Interview with Chalene Johnson - The Model Health Show
Interview with Bob Proctor - The Model Health Show

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Direct download: 113-Family_Fitness_Ideas_For_Better_Health_Happiness_And_Connection.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm CDT

There is a lot more to health than just looking good.

As a health & fitness expert, it may be grounds for impeachment to say that, but sometimes the reality of things can get off track when we're bombarded with so many messages telling us otherwise.

A fit body does not necessarily mean a healthy liver, clean blood, optimal brain function, and a properly functioning gastrointestinal tract among other things. There are millions of seemingly "fit" people that are significantly unhealthy when you see them from the inside out.

I know because I was one of these people...

When I was 16-years old I had a 6-pack, huge pecs, and could run a 4.4 40-yard dash. I looked and even performed at a high level, but inside I was a ticking time-bomb waiting to go off.

If you know my story then you know that by the age of just 20 I was diagnosed with a degenerative spinal disease that eventually led to a 50 pound weight, depression, and severe pain that had me on highly toxic painkillers for almost two and a half years of my life.

There was a bright light at the end of the tunnel for me, but for many others who've been mislead by the health & fitness industry, they are still struggling to find their way.

Well, we are working to make a huge shift in this today! You're about to get access to someone who is making tremendous strides in uniting the worlds of fitness and real health together. He doesn't claim to be perfect, nor does he want to be, but he has a model that has really worked for him, and now he's working to share it with the world.

Our guest today is IFBB physique pro Steve Cook. He has found that real health is not just what you look like on the outside, and it's not just about the right nutrition and exercise either. It's about something far deeper and more important that you're going to learn today, and I think that you're going to be totally blown away!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why people can get lost in only caring about their physical appearance.
  • How health and fitness can be two totally separate things.
  • How bodybuilding competitions can distort your self-image when you're not preparing for a show.
  • Why you typically don't see many healthy, vibrant bodybuilders once they get older in age.
  • What inspired Steve to really look into the meaning of happiness (this is powerful!)
  • The very 1st thing you need to do when working to change your body.
  • What type of exercises are most important for making great physical changes.
  • How the amount of weight and reps you do can change your body in different ways.
  • Whether or not women should be concerned about putting on mass when lifting heavy weights.
  • What priority training is.
  • The only time you should never do cardio.
  • Why having a plan matters so much.
  • Powerful tips about squats that you need to know about.
  • Whether or not overtraining is something you should be concerned about.
  • We you might want to include supersets in your fitness training.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
Shawn Stevenson on Instagram
Steve Cook on Instagram
Steve Cook on YouTube
Gretchen Rubin on The Model Health Show
The Only Time You Should Never Do Cardio
Drew Manning on The Model Health Show

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Your life is like a wheel.

There are so many different components that come together to create your own personal "circle of life" (cue the Lion King Music!).

These components are: Your health - your family and relationships - your career/work or mission - your finances - and your spiritual health and contribution.

Life is not complete without the growth and development in all of these areas. The problem is, we are usually very off balance in one or the other based on where we are in our life.

Your body might be banging, but your finances are in the toilet. You might have awesome relationships, but you're simultaneously struggling in your career. So, you see, your "circle of life" (your wheel) is usually pretty jagged and bumpy because of some parts being up and some parts being down... and this is what leads to a very bumpy ride in life.

The truth is, life will have it's ups and downs, but there can be a lot more smooth sailing if you're able to grow gracefully and consistently in all areas. The question really is: How do you do it? And today, I have the perfect person to show you exactly how it's done.

Many years ago I was sitting with my then girlfriend (now my wife... yep, I scored!) and we were watching this film that my amazing mother-in-law said we HAVE to watch...

I honestly wasn't very interested in watching it... I had so much going on with trying to figure out how to structure my client's programs and even how I was going to pay my rent.

We clicked play, and something unexpected happened.

A man named Bob Proctor came on the screen with this confidence, grace, and sense of knowing that I'd never experienced before. I hung on his every word, and whatever this man had figured out, I wanted to know it too!

The film broke down the hidden, but extremely real world of quantum mechanics. Not in a, "you'd better put on your pocket protector way", but in a real world "I get this" way that made me realize something profound.

I realized in that moment what I had always known intuitively my entire life... That I matter. That I'm special. That I'm here to share the unique gifts that I have. That I am influencing the world around me (for the good and the not-so-good) based on the predominant thoughts that I'm carrying around in my mind.

Bob told me that day, "If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand."

The science in the film really spoke to my man-brain. The message in the film really spoke to my heart.

Today I'm beyond honored to say that I have Bob Proctor on my show to be able to share him with you. In my mind him connecting with me is a result of hard work and effort. In my heart him connecting with me is a result of how powerful we all our to attract into our life the people, things, and resources we need to make the life we want a reality. Buckle in tight, because this is powerful!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why your results in life depend on your "inner game".
  • What book transformed Bob's life over 50 years ago that he still reads today.
  • Why you can never truly enjoy something without sharing it.
  • How financial health impacts your health overall.
  • How contribution can radically improve your finances (it worked for me too!)
  • The most important and useful skill that's not being taught in schools today.
  • Why kids are able to learn so much more than they are often given credit for.
  • Why you need to get straight A's WAY after your schooling days are over.
  • What acceptance REALLY means and why it's so powerful in your life.
  • Why listening is a critical skill for success (and why many of us are doing it wrong!)
  • How every-single-person is a leader in one way or another.
  • Why improving your leadership capacity is so important.
  • Whether or not someone is a "producer" or an "almost".
  • How your self-image is actually formed.
  • What you must do to transform your self-image.
  • Why you should NEVER try to lose weight again (this is powerful!)
  • What your #1 driving force really is (whether you realize it or not!)
  • Why most people are programmed NOT to have longevity and what you can do to change that.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
Think & Grow Rich
Man Search For Meaning
Developing a Champion's Mindset - with Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Model Health Podcast
The ABC's of Success <== Pick up Bob's new book right here now!

 


Nutrition isn't just about what you eat.

Sure, the food you eat gives you nourishment, but the things you drink, the things you put on your skin, the sunlight you receive, the movement you engage in, and many other factors all add to how you "feed" yourself on a daily basis.

Recently we've discovered in science that one of the the most critical nutrients for human health is bioavailable magnesium. We've also discovered that the best way to get it is not by eating common foods or oral supplementation.

Magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical process within the human body. That means that there are over 300 things that your body can't do, or can't do sufficiently, when you're deficient in this key mineral.

The big problem is, upwards of 80 percent of the population is deficient in magnesium. And, according to our guest, upwards of 100 percent of people are deficient if they are not actively doing things to get their magnesium levels up.

Our guest today is Ian Clark, and he is one of the foremost experts in the world on magnesium, as well as many other things that create optimal health for the human body.

Ian has impacted my life personally in a powerful way. Since the very first time I used the magnesium product he pioneered many years ago, I've been using it almost every day since. It travels with me, it's by my bedside, and it has given me noticeable benefits that I would rather not live without :).

Today you're going to learn the inside scoop about magnesium supplementation, and it just might surprise you like it did me so many years ago. You're also going to learn about a superfood that might possibly be the most potent, complete source of nutrition in the world. Let's go!

In this episode you'll discover:

  • Why understanding epigenetics is the real key to avoiding chronic illnesses.
  • Why magnesium might be the most important mineral for your health.
  • What incredible functions magnesium has in your body.
  • How ATP - the energy currency of the human body - relies on magnesium.
  • What problems may arise by taking oral magnesium supplements (you need to know this!)
  • Why magnesium is so important for great sleep quality.
  • The shocking facts about marine phytoplankton.
  • The surprising nutrient profile found in marine phytoplankton.
  • Why I don't use a multivitamin.
  • How Oceans Alive marine phytoplankton is actually ALIVE.

Items mentioned in this episode include:

Onnit.com/Model <== Get your optimal health & performance supplements at 10% off!
Sleep Smarter
EASE Magnesium <= Exclusive 10% off for The Model Health Show listeners!
Marine Phytoplankton <= Exclusive 10% off for The Model Health Show listeners!

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