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From Chris Moore, cohost of the Barbell Shrugged podcast, "Barbell Buddha" is a personal, honest, unfiltered exchange of ideas. Whether you're interested in training, philosophy, coffee, drugs, relationship advice, perspective, inspiration, whatever, this show delivers what you're looking for.
 
There are plenty of bad health, fitness, and nutrition professionals out there and our team doesn’t want you to be one of them. You’re joining Sam and the team over a decade into our journey to bridge the gap in our industry between macros, metabolism, muscle, and what some folks call “alternative health” Sam has spent over the last decade in the health, fitness, and nutrition coaching space, and now helps other coaches improve their client results, retention, and revenue through his program ...
 
Unconventional Wellness Used By Conventional Healthcare ProfessionalsThe Rebel and Be well podcast is hosted by Christa Rymal - registered nurse, founderand CEO of lifestyle medicine retreat center, The Point Retreats, which is located amidst the woods and waters of Northern Minnesota. During her podcast, listeners will experience in-depth discussions with trusted medical and health and wellness leaders to discover what they do to stay well – using traditional and non-traditional health prac ...
 
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In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: The role of testosterone in health and performance How micronutrient deficiencies can lead to sub-optimal testosterone levels How excess body fat turns testosterone into estrogen The relationship between cortisol and testosterone Practical advice on how to optimize your testosterone levels Connect with our guest…
 
Allergy season has made histamines a focal point but what is the role of histamines aside from an immune system response to allergens? We'll dive into histamine intolerance, dysbiosis and histamine intolerance, and much more! Topics include: - The Role of Histamines - Histamine Intolerance - Dysbiosis and Histamine Intolerance - Keys to Look Out Fo…
 
One of the most overlooked areas of gut health is the physical training component. Overtraining or excessive HIIT workouts can lead to gut health issues so today's episode is exploring this relationship, discussing training volume and frequency, and training adjustments you can make to your own plan or your clients plan. Topics include: - Overlooke…
 
We're chatting science today and how it is perceived and reported in the mainstream media along with internet arguments and debates. My goal with this episode and this platform is to allow you to be an educated consumer whether in your own transformation or in your client's transformation. Topics include: - Chatting about Science and Arguments abou…
 
Should you or should you not incorporate intermittent fasting with clients or yourself? Just as with any well informed answer, it depends on the individual so today, I want to share with you the pros and cons of intermittent fasting, share some studies, and explain some key considerations when determining if this is a helpful protocol. Topics inclu…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why micronutrients are the base of all chemical and hormonal reactions in the body Why micronutrients are responsible for total health and how good you feel Why micronutrients are overlooked and how this is detrimental to your health How do you know you are getting optimal micronutrients in your diet What your h…
 
Extending our conversation about inflammation, it is important to understand the mechanisms of inflammation, how it presents in the body and mind, and the types of inflammation. Today's episode will cover the three types of inflammation, simplifying cytokines and their role inflammation, fat and muscle tissues considerations, and much more! Topics …
 
Is there a connection between inflammation and depression? We know there are many factors both psychologically and physiologically that contribute to mood disorders but I wanted to cover this area specifically today. We'll cover serotonin function and holistic function, acute vs chronic inflammation, the different types of cytokines that contribute…
 
We've done a lot of episodes when it comes to women's health and contraceptive use, hormonal physiology, and other similar topics surrounding this subject but today, I want to discuss contraception vs optimization when it comes to female physiology and being informed about the various types of contraceptives and their effects. Topics include: - Mak…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: The best objective measures for measuring progress How to use subjective measures to see success How subjective measures should be used to build training programs What specific measurements matter most for muscle How to know if you are overtrained and under recovered Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Ins…
 
One of the most hot button topics in the current nutrition conversation landscape is the red meat industry from a variety of different perspectives from environmental to physiological. I want to bring you the actual data behind studies done in this area along with my experience coaching as well as my own dietary habits. My hope is that you'll make …
 
With the rising popularity of consumer DNA tests, more and more individuals are digging into their genetics. While this can be good for some, others are overwhelmed with information or feel "broken" due to certain alleles/genetic variants. I want to break down as simplistically as I can the MTHRF mutation, methylation, and how they play a vital rol…
 
A topic rising in popularity is the concept of a whole food matrix and for those unfamiliar with the concept, this is the difference between a whole apple vs apple juice. I wanted to share a few studies with you on this particular topic and share it's overall benefits. Topics include: - What is a Whole Food Matrix? - What We’ll Cover - Reductionist…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Understanding the stress response system What is the function of cortisol Why you struggle adapting to stress The myth of adrenal fatigue The difference between chronic and acute stress on your physiology Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram …
 
Measuring glycemic index has become more and more popular both in studies and in marketing but does it really matter when it comes to health and weight loss? We'll dive into the history of glycemic index, the carb and insulin model of obesity, studies looking at glycemic index, and much more! Topics include: - First Developed in 1981 - History of G…
 
Instead of bringing you a longer form mentee interview, I wanted to give you different perspectives and shorter reviews of the FNMS program with different mentees with different businesses, coaching experiences, and their own health journeys and my hope is that at least one resonates with you. ---------- My Live Program for Coaches: The Functional …
 
It may not be what you expect to hear from me but it's the truth. This episode was inspired by a recent live talk I gave in Austin this past weekend surrounded by coaches wanting to grow their coaching businesses. The one thing I see that sets apart rockstar coaches from the rest is their level of urgency in all aspects of their life and work. List…
 
Another of my rockstar FNMS clients Allie Cass joins me today on the show to discuss her journey from Bikini Boss and the bikini prep world to shifting to the functional and health focused world. We'll also talk about her experience with FNMS. Topics include: - From Bikini Boss to Functional Coaching - College Days - Different Phase of Life - Desir…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: The optimal amount of water you need to drink in a day. The role of salt in optimal hydration Why your drinking a ton of water and still dehydrated Why dehydration is killing your progress in the gym Proper hydration and supplementation protocol Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on …
 
Menopause carries a lot of physiological changes and today's episode is to what extend that looks like and how hormone replacement therapy plays into aiding certain hormonal changes. Topics include: - HRT After Menopause - Overview Of What We’ll Cover - Menopause Episode - Time Course of HRT and Type of HRT - Oral Estrogen Use - Dropping Hormone Le…
 
We often talk about personal development in the health and fitness Industry but what does it break down to when you really think about it? There are key areas I want to cover in this short episode as a perspective builder and hopefully remind you of the importance of coaching from these lenses. Topics include: - Breaking Down Personal Development -…
 
Kait-Ann Callahan is a former athlete turned contest prep competitor turned health coach and all the while dealt with a lot of health and under-eating issues we've discussed previously on this show. She's since resolved those issues and learned a lot about the advanced concepts in the health and fitness world and is committed to helping women that …
 
Shorter Q&A style episode today covering two important topics in insulin resistance and thyroid health as it pertains to fat loss. Topics and questions include: - FNMS Program - Causes of Insulin Resistance - Snowball Effect of Insulin Resistance - Thyroid/Sex Hormone and Fat Loss - Slow Metabolism - Share, Rate, and Review ---------- My Live Progr…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why the gut is so important for optimal health. What causes poor gut health and how to avoid it How important is a stool sample to find potential hidden stressors What your poop can tell you about your health Ways to improve gut health Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram …
 
If there's one thing we remember from high school science class, it's that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. That was the extent most of us received though so today's episode is a deep dive into mitochondria's role in the endocrine system and how it plays into our overall health. Topics include: - Throwing it Back to High School Biolo…
 
Finishing up our Principles of Metabolism and Hormones series, I want to recap what we have covered so far, explain why past decisions affect future decisions, and demystify the calories vs hormones debate. Topics include: - Part 1 and 2 Recap - Defined and Discussed Metabolism - Past Decisions Affecting Future Decisions - Why it’s Both Calories an…
 
If you're looking to help your coaching clients in a deeper capacity, this is definitely an episode you'll enjoy. I have Alyssa Wunder, MA, CCC-SLP, and FNMS student with me today to discuss her journey with coaching and her health, overcoming imposter syndrome and being frustrated and confused, and what she is working on now specifically for women…
 
Part 2 of our 3 Part Principles of Metabolism and Hormones series covers the definition of metabolism. We discuss the actual scientific definition of metabolism, the role of metabolic adaptation, why we all have a unique metabolic identity, and much more! Topics include: - Metabolism “Slowing” Down - Scientific Definition of Metabolism - The Role o…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why maintaining a healthy bodyweight is so hard Why health is the key ingredient to maintaining a healthy weight The myth that you cannot build muscle and lose fat the same time The importance of feeding your lean body The mental and emotional benefits of maintaining a health weight Connect with our guests: Ande…
 
This is Part 1 of a 3 part series going back to basics essentially with the topics of metabolism and hormones and breaking them down in a concise and clear way. Part 1 covers hormones, the two messengers and systems, T3 and reverse T3, and so much more! Topics include: - Hormones 101 and Functions - Conductor Example - The Two Messengers and System…
 
Recent controversy in sport, specifically with NCAA swimming and Lea Thomas, brought to mind a topic I wanted to cover and have extensive work with trans-athletes in the past. No matter your political stance on the issue, I wanted to dive into the physiology of the requirements for trans-athletes to compete, adolescence physiology and gender differ…
 
Alex Johannsson, coach for Lost and Lifting, has grown exponentially during his time in the Functional Nutrition and Metabolism Science Specialization that I wanted to have him on the show to discuss his story. We discuss how long it took him to finally pull the trigger to join the mentorship, some unexpected surprises from the program, and his vie…
 
Growth hormone has received less spotlight on this platform compared to others like cortisol and estrogen but I thought it was time for a deep dive. We'll cover the nuances of fasting and muscle gain, estrogen and testosterone considerations, how it plays into insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, and much more! Topics include: - What is Growt…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Louie Simmons death and impact on the strength world How to use velocity based training for hypertrophy How to use velocity based training for max strength and speed How to use velocity based training for functional fitness athletes What lifts should and shouldn’t use velocity Connect with our guests: Anders Var…
 
It's easy to point to how many years someone lives but what did the quality of those years look like? I want to help define what a healthy life span is, whether continuous caloric restriction is the answer, and give you a concrete example of how type 2 diabetes is affecting the globe from a financial perspective to drive this concept home. Topics i…
 
Thinking about hiring and training or in the process? I want to share with you why most coaches have it backwards when it comes to onboarding new coaches or team members. We need to educate our team about our CLIENTS before our processes and systems if we hope to grow successfully. I'll also touch on if you are yourself an assistant coach and how t…
 
How important is meal and nutrient timing to fat loss and overall performance? I want to share with you 5 key points to examine this question from and share my perspective. Topics include: - Does Timing Matter? - 5 Key Points - Body Composition and Sedentary Lifestyle - Protein Intake Considerations - Blood Marker Considerations - Conclusion from 5…
 
In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: What is inflammation why does your body have it How inflammation can improve performance The difference between Good and Bad inflammation Proper ways to reduce inflammation What is Chronic vs. Acute Inflammation Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Ins…
 
The great debate between "if it fits your macros" and quality is everything when it comes to food, what actually matters? I want to breakdown a recent study on this very topic and give you my thoughts and perspective. Topics include: - Does Quality Matter? - Ratio of Whole vs “Processed” Foods - Recent Study Details - Insulin Sensitivity Considerat…
 
If you follow the biohacking world, you've probably heard the term red light therapy. It can be easy to write off at first as you wonder how shining a red light on your skin could have so many health benefits so today's episode is looking at the science, studies, and processes that the body undergoes during a red light therapy session. Topics inclu…
 
You've heard me talk at length about how many diet styles have their own strengths and deficiencies and the only one that comes anywhere close to be "universally" beneficial for most people is the Mediterranean diet. While it's not perfect and not for everyone, it does have a lot of solid components to it and I wanted to explore it through the lens…
 
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