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Hypertrophy, Muscle Science, and Eliciting Different Forms Of Stress w/ Dr. Andy Galpin

January 21st, 2022|Coaching|

Dr Andy Galpin joins us today to talk SCIENCE. He is a Professor of Kinesiology at the Center for Sports Performance at California State University, Fullerton. He has a PhD in Human Bioenergetics and is the founder and director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Laboratory. Why do certain types of training programs work better than others? Why do

Business Strategy For The Individual Design Model w/ Jim Crowell

January 20th, 2022|Coaching|

Jim Crowell, CEO of OPEX Fitness, joins us today to talk business strategy. His background in Finance and Economics led him to play in the hedge fund world for years before successfully managing multiple fitness facilities in Pittsburgh. Today we discuss things like human behavior, storytelling, and implementing systems and strategies to make the individual design model work. There's

Scaling Your Behavior For Greatness w/ Mark Bell

January 17th, 2022|Mindset|

Mark “Smelly” Bell is the founder of Power Magazine, Super Training Gym, and the staple weightlifting accessory called the Slingshot. He is an American Powerlifter who has totaled 2551lb (1025lb Squat, 854lb Bench, 755lb Deadlift). Mark has over 2,000 videos on YouTube at this point, which is probably more than anyone in the fitness industry right now. He also

Do You Feel Like You Don’t Know Enough?

January 10th, 2022|Mindset|

Also available here: Apple Podcast Spotify Bite sized action items to help you go from dreaming to streaming your podcast. Enter your email to get the FREE Podcast Launch Checklist! Podcast Transcript: Misbah Haque  00:06 Hey everybody, what's going on? Welcome back to another episode of Pod Mahal.

Intentionally Building Trust w/ Dr. Sean Pastuch

January 8th, 2022|Coaching|

Dr Sean from Performance CareRx is back on the show! The first half of this episode was very tactical and technical. We reflect on the Open workouts, benefits of carrying, and ideal ratios for general fitness programming. There’s even a protocol for Knee Tendinosis that some of you might find useful. Without a doubt, the light bulb moment in

Open Prep: Strategy and Efficiency Tips w/ Ben Dziwulski

January 8th, 2022|Coaching|

Ben Dziwulski from WODprep is back! In our last episode, we got super tactical and talked about the progressions for many of the difficult skills like TTB, Muscle Ups, Double Unders, Pull-Ups. And so I wanted to get his thoughts on Pistols and Handstand walking -- then dive into some strategy and efficiency tips for the Open. Remember all

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Strength Development For CrossFitters w/ Dave Spitz

January 4th, 2022|Coaching|

Dave Spitz is the founder of California Strength -- a household name in Olympic Weightlifting and Athletic Performance. After his own pursuit of Olympic dreams, he now spreads a core message well beyond the walls of his gym: “We need to understand the difference between regret and disappointment. Regret lingers. Disappointment fades.” Cal Strength’s NFL Combine Prep program has developed

Flexible Dieting, Nutrition Barriers, and Loving Your Own Skin w/ Krissy Mae Cagney

January 2nd, 2022|Coaching|

Krissy Mae is such a genuine and amazing human being. She’s battled with substance abuse for over a decade long and is working on a non-profit that provides free gym memberships to those struggling with recovery. She is the founder of Doughnuts & Deadlifts, Ello Supply, and Black Iron Gym. Krissy has had the opportunity to work with an

The Invictus Mindset w/ CJ Martin

December 30th, 2021|Coaching|

CJ Martin is the coach behind 40+ Games athletes including the likes of Lauren Fisher, Josh Bridges, Rasmus Andersen, and many more. He specializes in helping athletes prepare for the CrossFit Games, coaching both teams and individuals at Invictus as well as athletes across the United States and the United Kingdom through online coaching and program design. C.J. is

Inside The Mind w/ Ben Smith

December 28th, 2021|Coaching|

Ben Smith is one of a select few athletes who has competed in the Reebok CrossFit Games every year since 2009 (8 consecutive appearances). He has finished on the Games podium four times and won it all in 2015 to become the Fittest Man On Earth. Consistency and hard work is the secret sauce -- but we get to

StrongFit | Training Yourself To Feel Less Pain And Handle Extreme Discomfort w/ Julien Pineau

December 24th, 2021|Coaching|

Julien is a movement specialist who will teach you a thing or two about extreme discomfort, pain, and intensity. We move past technique and programming today to focus on the end game -- creating and applying torque. I also had a blast nerding out with him on the concept of pushing your brain as hard as you push your

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The Pursuit Of Fitness w/ Noah Ohlsen

December 22nd, 2021|Coaching|

Noah Ohlsen wore no hair products for this episode. He has made three trips to the Reebok CrossFit Games and is relentless in his pursuit. We talk about all sorts of things in this episode. You can get to know him a little bit better as a human and see how much you might have in common. And don’t

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The Training Journal: Accountability For Your Gains w/ Raph Freedman and Lachlan Rowston

December 16th, 2021|Coaching, Podcasting|

Today my guests are Raph and Lachy from The Mind Muscle Project. They are the go-to health and fitness podcast in Australia. We nerd out on podcasting, journaling, and how to achieve your #1 fitness goal in 100 days. Also available here: Listen Notes Stitcher Spotify Gaana Show Notes: (6:16) - Podcasting (27:37) -

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Freestyle Calisthenics: The World Is Our Gym w/ Rain Bennett

December 14th, 2021|Coaching|

Rain Bennett is an independent international documentary filmmaker who creates projects focused on cultural or social issues, food, music, art, and health. He created the movie Raise Up: The World Is Our Gym to document the history of the art form and the new age of calisthenics. I'm beyond excited to chat with him today because I strongly believe in

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How to Save Videos From Google Drive App to Your Phone

December 12th, 2021|Workflow|

Google Drive allows you to share files to different devices such as mobile phones, desktop computers, laptop computers, tablet, flash drives and more. Also available here: Apple Spotify Bite sized action items to help you go from dreaming to streaming your podcast. Enter your email to get the FREE Podcast Launch Checklist!

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3 Ways to Publish Content Regularly if You Hate Being on Camera

December 10th, 2021|Podcasting|

3 Ways to Publish Content Regularly if You Hate Being on Camera In the previous podcast episode, “The Art of Breathing” with Brian MacKenzie, we discussed podcasting as closely similar to public speaking. He said, “You're not in front of a massive crowd, you're in front of one person.” That’s one good thing about podcasting. Most podcasts are

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3 Pacing Strategies For Podcasting

December 8th, 2021|Podcasting|

3 Pacing Strategies For Podcasting The marketing aspect of the business is substantial to promote its product or services. There are different ways in how a business can promote and market its brand name. Social Media Platforms – this form of marketing is free, registration for these social media is of no cost. (e.g. using Facebook, Instagram,

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“Why Would Someone Listen To Me?”

December 8th, 2021|Mindset|

Bite sized action items to help you go from dreaming to streaming your podcast. Enter your email to get the FREE Podcast Launch Checklist! Video Transcript: Misbah Haque  (00:00): I don't know about you, but I'm constantly looking at other people to see if they feel the same

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The Art Of Breath w/ Brian Mackenzie

December 6th, 2021|Coaching|

Brian Mackenzie is back on the show!! He has studied performance and movement for more than a decade along with altitude, hypoxia, breathing mechanics, heat, and cold exposure. He most recently co-authored the book "Unplugged" with Dr. Andy Galpin. This episode builds upon our first one (EP.13), where we dug into the science and physiology behind breathing. I

Handstands 101 w/ Travis Ewart

December 4th, 2021|Coaching|

Travis Ewart, Invictus Gymnastics Coach, drops some knowledge today. He is a USA Gymnastics Coaching professional who has worked with 4-year-olds all the way to top Games Athletes. We talk about building a handstand pushup from the ground up, getting fluent with freestanding handstands, the intricacies of handstand walking, and so much more. Also available here: Spotify Pod.casts.io

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Pros and Cons of Membership Models for Monetizing Your Podcast

December 4th, 2021|Podcasting|

Pros and Cons of Membership Models for Monetizing Your Podcast Membership Model - this is a type of business plan wherein an individual or a business pays a recurring amount to access the value an organization creates. These are some examples of Membership Models: Community Model (e.g. international professional associations, online communities, Facebook groups) Content Library

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Book Review: The Daily Laws by Robert Greene

December 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Daily Laws by Robert Greene Robert Greene, an American bestselling author for more than two decades. Some his best books are “Mastery, The Art of Seduction and the 48 Laws of Power.  His recent book is The Daily Laws: 366 Meditation on Power, Seduction, Mastery, Strategy and Human Nature,  which was published last October 2021.  He has

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The Art Of Breath w/ Rob Wilson

December 2nd, 2021|Coaching|

Rob Wilson join us today to provide us with a deeper understanding of the breath. He comes from a formal education in manual therapy with 15+ years of experience as both a practitioner and teacher. Rob's been traveling side by side with Brian Mackenzie teaching The Art Of Breath seminars. He co-owns and operates CrossFit Virginia Beach with his

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Unscared | Slow Dance With Fear: Breathing For Performance And Recovery with Brian Mackenzie

December 2nd, 2021|Coaching|

Brian Mackenzie is a human performance and movement specialist. He has studied performance and movement for more than a decade along with altitude, hypoxia, breathing mechanics, heat, and cold exposure. He co-authored the book “Power Speed Endurance”, and NYTimes Best Seller UnBreakable Runner. He founded and created Power Speed Endurance (PSE), which specializes in movement & skill development with

Enhancing Client Check Ins With Podcasts

December 1st, 2021|Podcasting|

Enhancing Client Check Ins With Podcasts Client check in may be done through: Personal Meeting Zoom Call/Video Call Phone Call Email Text/Chat Message Forms (to be fill out by clients) Podcasts Take advantage of using your Podcast Episode to communicate with your client by engaging and recommending a specific episode that is relevant to the topics you

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Banned Substances Every Athlete Needs To Know Before Competing w/ Calvin Sun

November 30th, 2021|Coaching|

Calvin Sun is a Senior Coach and Director of Informational Products at Invictus Fitness. He is the co-author of the best-selling book, The Invictus Mindset. He’s also written a book that takes an evidence-based approach called Post Workout Supplementation. This time we talk about his latest body of work: 12 Banned Substances That Every Athlete Needs To Know Before

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Podcast Hosting: Buzzsprout vs Libsyn

November 30th, 2021|Podcasting|

Podcast Hosting: Buzzsprout vs Libsyn 1. Libsyn plan is based on Storage while Buzzsprout plan is based on the length of Time of your Upload. Libsyn Plans and Pricing CLASSIC 50 Plan – 50 MB ($5) Classic 250 – 250 MB ($15) Advanced 400 – 400 MB ($20) Advanced 800 – 800 MB ($40) Podcast Hosting Plans

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Pursuing Personal, Professional, and Relational Growth w/ Adee Cazayoux

November 28th, 2021|Coaching|

74 episodes later... Adee Cazayoux is back on the show!! This episode is special because Adee has always been an inspirational figure to me from the early beginnings. It's exciting to watch her growth in so many areas and for her to share some of those lessons with us today. For those of you who may not know, she

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Sleep Optimization w/ Dan Pardi

November 26th, 2021|Coaching|

In this episode, we explore how to achieve the ultimate goal in life: a good night's sleep! My guest, Dan Pardi, is a sleep researcher and educator at Stanford and Leiden University in the Netherlands. Dan is also the CEO of HumanOS.me, an operating system that helps people master their healthy lifestyles. In this episode, Dan details how to

Beyond Macros w/ Matthew Walrath

November 24th, 2021|Coaching|

The hardest part of living a healthy lifestyle is more than lifting heavy weights. It also needs a foundation of nutrition to support your goals. My guest, Matthew Walrath came by to discuss the importance of using food to fuel the body with better energy to support a healthy lifestyle. He is the owner of Beyond Macros, a leading

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Bringing Joy To The World Through The Barbell w/ Travis Mash

November 22nd, 2021|Coaching|

Powerlifting World Champion and Olympic Weightlifting coach, Travis Mash, joins us today to talk about some of the learnings he's had since episode #3. He’s been coaching athletes for over 21 years from all walks of life. He’s worked with NFL players, Olympic Weightlifters, Powerlifters, and athletes across many other disciplines. Travis is known for shifting paradigms and doing

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Mindset, Business Breakthroughs, and Emotional Deposits w/ Aaron Hinde

November 20th, 2021|Coaching|

There's power in learning from your mistakes to improve future performance. In today's episode, we're joined by Aaron Hinde, Co-Founder, and President of the amazing Life Aid brand. From humble beginnings to having the official recovery drink of the 2017 CrossFit Games in his portfolio, Hinde joins me as we discuss the powerful impact of learning from the past

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Inside the Mind w/ Mike Burgener

November 18th, 2021|Coaching|

Today I’m joined by the legendary Olympic weightlifting coach, Mike Bergner, also known as Coach B. Coach B is a Level 5 Senior International Weightlifting coach and now retired head coach for CrossFit Weightlifting Seminar Staff. He is a graduate of Notre Dame, where he played football and obtained his MS degree from the University of Kentucky. He was

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15-minute Walkthrough: Riverside.fm (for Beginners) – How to Record High Quality Podcasts Remotely

November 16th, 2021|Podcasting|

15-minute Walkthrough: Riverside.fm (for Beginners) - How to Record High Quality Podcasts Remotely Bite sized action items to help you go from dreaming to streaming your podcast. Enter your email to get the FREE Podcast Launch Checklist! Key Notes: (0:04) What is Riverside.fm? (0:53) Riverside.fm VS Zencastr.com (0:4:55)

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Mastering Action: The ONE Thing That Matters w/ Jason Phillips

November 10th, 2021|Coaching|

Today I dig into the method behind the madness with Jason Phillips. This guy has been a professional golfer, Abercrombie & Fitch model, was signed by Optimum Nutrition, and one of the first spokesmodels for Bodybuilding.com. Having been in the nutrition coaching industry for over 13 years, Jason has worked with physique athletes all the way to CF Games

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  • What To Expect the First Time You Hit Record

What To Expect the First Time You Hit Record

October 5th, 2021|Workflow|

Recording for the first time? You finally set up all your equipment and lighting. Maybe you had to wrestle with some wires and adapters. And it's time to record for the first time. This could be for a: Podcast episode YouTube video Instagram Reel TikTok video Snapchat and so forth You have a 70% chance of sound like

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  • Biohacking Fitness, Brain Function, and Creativity

Biohacking Fitness, Brain Function, and Creativity w/ Ben Greenfield

September 30th, 2021|Featured, Mindset|

Also available here: Using Fitness & Nutrition to hack brain function w/ Ben Greenfield- Apple Podcasts Using Fitness & Nutrition to hack brain function w/ Ben Greenfield- Spotify Where do I even begin? When I think of Ben Greenfield, I think DEPTH. He has competed in bodybuilding, Ironman triathlons for almost a decade, and raced

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  • How Coaching Helps You Take Quantum Leaps

How Coaching Helps You Take Quantum Leaps w/ Noah Kagan

September 19th, 2021|Coaching|

Let's Dive In Today we're joined by Noah Kagan, who is the Chief Sumo at Sumo, AppSumo, and KingSumo, where he helps entrepreneurs become more successful. He was the 30th employee at Facebook, number 4 at Mint, and also worked at Intel. Noah works to help people be armed with the tools to create systems in online businesses

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  • Olympic Weightlifting: Cues & Corrections

Olympic Weightlifting: Cues & Corrections w/ Daniel Camargo

September 14th, 2021|Coaching|

Also available here: Daniel Camargo - Apple Podcasts Daniel Camargo - Spotify Daniel Camargo is a 27 year veteran in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. As an athlete, he has represented Team USA in 9 international competitions. and set 3 American records. As a coach, he has reached the top tier as a U.S. Senior International Coach. You

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  • Squat University: Going DEEP w/ Dr. Aaron Horschig

Squat University: Going DEEP w/ Dr. Aaron Horschig

September 9th, 2021|Coaching, Featured|

Let's Dive In Squat University's founder, Dr. Aaron Horschig, joins me today for a brilliant conversation. He uses the squat as a vehicle to empower people and helps others decrease their aches & pains, improve their athletic performance, and find their TRUE STRENGTH. You may know him as the author of The Squat Bible or in some way

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  • 11 Reasons Coaches Start a Podcast in 2021

11 Reasons Coaches Should Start a Podcast in 2021

September 9th, 2021|Featured, Workflow|

"Everyone has a podcast now!" I don't blame you for being skeptical about starting a podcast, especially in 2021. It feels like the time our parents got the hang of re-sharing motivational quotes on their Facebook. You're like, "Okay I guess Facebook is legit and here to stay for a while." It's normal to wonder: Did I miss

  • Coaching Career Discussion

Coaching For Impact: Applying Knowledge w/ Dr. John Berardi & Marcus Filly

September 4th, 2021|Coaching, Featured|

Are you in the online coaching space? If so, get your notebook out.. This is such a special conversation that I was honored to be apart of. Two titans of the fitness and nutrition coaching industry, who I've looked up to and learned so much from over the years. Marcus Filly pursued a collegiate soccer career at UC Berkeley,

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  • Emotional Fitness and Cognitive Flexibility w/ Carl Paoli

Emotional Fitness and Cognitive Flexibility w/ Carl Paoli

August 31st, 2021|Featured, Mindset|

Let's dive in: Emotional Fitness is the ability to be agile with your emotions. Can you go from empathic to focused to calm? The same way we approach our physical bodies, we can leverage our cognitive abilities to reach our goals without unnecessary 'wear and tear.' Carl Paoli is a teacher and NYT best-selling author of Free+Style. We

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Podcast Cover Art: 3 Ways to Thumb-Stopping New Listeners

August 17th, 2021|Workflow|

Podcast Cover Art is the one shot have at capturing your listener's attention on Spotify, Apple, or whatever platform they use. This is worth investing in to create something thumb-stopping that helps your podcast growth. Also Available On Podcast Transcript What's

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Adding Podcast Intro and Outro Music

August 17th, 2021|Workflow|

I want to help you choose your podcast intro to draw listeners in. And create a podcast outro that creates a distinct connection to your show through the power of music. Also Available On Podcast Transcript What's up everybody. My name

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Podcast Production Storage and Sharing for Efficiency

August 17th, 2021|Workflow|

Podcast production can be a nightmare when you don't have your storage in check. I've recorded tons of episodes on my friend's phone that would regularly run out while we were shooting. Let's talk about using Google Drive vs External Hard Drives to back up your work so publishing is a breeze. Also

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How To Get Internships and Job Opportunities From Your Podcast

August 17th, 2021|Mindset|

Also Available On Podcast Transcript What's up everybody. My name is Misbah Haque and today I wanted to share a little bit about how I got my dream internship. From my podcast. It was something that was in my fitness career, a

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Tripod For Traveling: Manfrotto Mobile PIXI Mini Review

August 17th, 2021|Podcasting Equipment|

I've always wanted a tripod for traveling whenever I record podcasts on the go. You just want to be ready for when a moment happens that's worth capturing. I typically use my iPhone 12 to shoot and it fits perfectly into this clamp. I did a short review on this below if you're in the market for a new

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Podcasting With Headphones vs No Headphones

August 17th, 2021|Workflow|

Also Available On Podcast Transcript What's up everybody. This is Misbah Haque and today I want to talk to you about something that is often debated. And there's no real right or wrong answer to this. But should you wear headphones while

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Pros and Cons of Guest vs Solo Podcasts

August 17th, 2021|Workflow|

Solo podcasts are the future. If you can get yourself past the awkwardness of talking to yourself vs a guest, it can be a brilliant way to capture information. It's basically a way for some to HEAR or WATCH you. 75% of people say they listen to podcast to learn something new. So why not develop a relationship with

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Video Podcasts vs Audio Only in 2021

August 17th, 2021|Podcasting|

Video podcasts are fantastic in 2021 because of how much other content it allows you to create without much more of a time investment. Social media clips (YouTube Shorts, TikTok, Reels) Blog Posts YouTube videos Audio version on Apple, Spotify, Audible, etc Also Available On

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