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Feb 16, 2018

We're digging one out of the archives this week - unfortunately, Luke and I haven't had time to sit down and record the next two instalments of our Personal Trainer Basics mini-series because we've been busy with something very exciting... The SBS Academy Free Preview Course! 

Check out six full SBS Academy units for FREE today:

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Feb 9, 2018

The SBS Academy opens for enrolment on February 28th! Head over to shreddedbyscience.com/academy/ to join the waiting list and check out our free 6 unit preview course.

Welcome to the first episode of our "Personal Trainer Basics" with Luke Johnson. Over the next 3 weeks, we'll take a look at nailing the basics as a PT to set you up for success going forward. 

In this episode, we cover: 

  • What does a PT actually do? 
  • How does the coaching process tend to work? 
  • What's my earning potential?
  • What skills do I need? 
  • What should I look for in a Personal Training course? 
Feb 2, 2018

Emma's back! In this episode, she leads the conversation a little bit more and quizzes me on a few ideas she's had brewing recently. We talk about how we both got into the industry and our thoughts on current 'fitness' social media content, and how it could be improved. 

It's also that time of year again - the SBS Academy is nearly upon us. On February 28th, enrolment for our year-long Personal Trainer course opens. Learn from Dr Eric Helms, Dr Mike Zourdos and Team SBS, all online and with monthly payment options.

Join the waiting list at http://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

Jan 26, 2018

Just quickly, before we begin - I have 3 spots that have opened up for online coaching, and I thought I would offer them to podcast listeners first, as - let’s face it - you guys are awesome. If you’re maybe a bit confused as to how to implement some of the training or nutrition principles we’ve discussed on here, or maybe you’re a bit overwhelmed by all the information out there and you’re struggling to find a way of training that you’re truly happy with, I’m here to help. My coaching is pretty simple - together, we devise training programmes and nutrition guidelines that fit with your lifestyle, and our weekly check-ins are specifically designed to help reassure you that you’re doing the right thing. If this is you, get in touch. Drop me an email at lawrence@shreddedbyscience.com, and say you’ve come from the podcast. I may even offer you a podcast-exclusive discount.

In our final episode of January, we take a look at thriving. Many of you will have started 2018 with the aim of making this year more amazing than ever - so in this episode, we talk to my good friend Nicola Hobbs about just that. 

We cover: 

  • Thriving – what is it, why is it important, why it is important in training/business/relationships/life, THRIVE model (from the book)
  • Positive Psychology - why working in is as important as working out, why mental health is still a taboo
  • Yoga – what is it, benefits, how it can help in gym/work/life, how it changed my life, flow state/samadhi 
  • Meditation and mindfulness – what is it, why it’s important (especially with anxiety and distraction caused by social media), how to do it, explore why more people don’t do it 
  • Spirituality and science – blending an eastern and western approach, what is spirit, why is spiritual health just as important as mental and physical health
  • Key topics from the book Thrive Through Yoga – anxiety, body image, perfectionism, letting go (and any other chapters you think are relevant)
  • Simple things to do to make your experience of life more amazing

 

Buy Nicola's book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thrive-Through-Yoga-Journey-Anxiety/dp/147294299X

Connect with Nicola at http://www.nicolajanehobbs.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicolajanehobbs/

Get your free life insurance quote today at https://healthiq.com/sbs

 

Jan 19, 2018

In this episode, I chat to Melody Schoenfeld about some of the myths surrounding vegan diets. Melody has spent over 20 years in the industry and has been a vegan since 2000, so she has some wonderful insights to share with you all. 

We talk about: 

  • Why do you lead a vegan lifestyle?
  • What do you feel are the biggest misconceptions surrounding veganism?
  • Why do you think that so many people who eat animal products look down on veganism?
  • What are your top tips for those looking to go vegan without their gym performance or physique suffering?
  • What are your biggest take homes from being in the fitness industry for 20+ years?

You can find Melody's new book, Pleasure Not Meating You, here: http://pleasurenotmeatingyou.com/

Melody's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/5ftoffury1/

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance.  Go to healthiq.com/SBS to support the show and see if you qualify.

 

Jan 12, 2018

In this episode, I chat to Nicola Joyce about her month of veganism in 2017. 

I ask Nicola: 

  • What made you decide to go vegan for a month?
  • To what extent did you “go vegan”?
  • Were there any unexpected surprises during the month?
  • Did you find the vegan month affected your hormonal cycle?
  • You wrote quite a bit about the challenge of getting enough protein - what were the main struggles and how did you try to get around them?
  • What exactly is seitan, and how on earth did you make it?
  • What were the main things you learnt from going vegan for a month?
  • Will you adapt your diet at all going forward?
  • What are your thoughts on eating entirely vegan for a whole month, vs experimenting with including more plant-based food in your day-to-day diet?

You can find Nicola's blog where she details her vegan experiment at https://thefitwriter.wordpress.com/the-vegan-month/

Find Nicola on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thefitwriter/ and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thefitwriter/

This episode is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance.  Go to healthiq.com/SBS to support the show and see if you qualify.

Jan 5, 2018

In January, we're going to be focusing on one of the hottest trends of last year - veganism - to coincide with the new trend of "Veganuary". This involves going vegan for the month of January, for any one of a number of reasons: environmental, ethical or health-based. 

In this introductory episode, I have an informal chat with OG SBS Radio co-host Emma Storey-Gordon, as we discuss our own NYRs and give a broad overview of whether we think Veganuary is a good NYR for you.

Dec 22, 2017

In this episode, I chat to Dr Rachna Patel. Dr Patel is a physician, specialising in the field of medicinal marijuana and practising in California. We dig into marijuana's mechanisms of action, discuss its role in chronic pain relief, and tackle the age-old topic of the munchies. 

You can find out more about Dr Patel here: https://www.drrachnapatel.com/

 

The music in this episode:

Thief in the Night Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Dec 15, 2017

A huge apology from me for the lack of podcasts recently - technical issues which I won't go into. 

Anyway - the Ginger Ninja and I are back discussing what YOU guys thought were the top fitness trends of 2017. We take a look at why they trended and whether we thought they were worthwhile or not. 

We cover: 

  • Ketogenic diets/exogenous ketones

  • Women getting into powerlifting=

  • RPE-based training

  • Veganism

  • Increased overall fitness knowledge amongst the general population 

  • The decline in quality of fitness content generally 

  • The rise of the "influencer" 

  • Fitness infographics 

And much more. Enjoy!

Nov 24, 2017

Hello, and welcome to this episode of SBS Radio.

In this episode, I’m talking to Jens Andersen of Run Repeat dot com. Jens founded RunRepeat.com to help you find your next pair of running shoes in a neutral, unbiased and transparent way. Every month +1 million runners visit RunRepeat.com and take advantage of their 0-100 Runscore that summarizes opinions from experts and users into one simple score for each model of running shoe.

We’re discussing:

  • recent hypes and the future of running shoes,
  •  what makes a popular running shoe, and/or a good running shoe (not the same!)
  • general running shoe advice - how often to buy, what to buy, what to avoid, buy online vs local etc
  • some of the studies Jens and the team did on marathon running

The De Novo Nutrition Black Friday sale is now live! From Friday until Monday, get 50% off all De Novo Amazon stock. Go to shreddedbyscience.com/dn/ to get the offers sent direct to your Facebook messenger inbox.

 

Nov 15, 2017

Welcome to this week’s SBS Radio episode - My Life With Anorexia.

A report in 2015 estimated that more than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder, with roughly 75-90% of those being female.

BEAT, a UK-based eating disorder charity, estimates that of those with eating disorders, 10% were anorexic, 40% were bulimic and the rest fall into the EDNOS category which included BED.

Concrete statistics are hard to come by - but what is clear is that eating disorders can be devastating, are on the rise, and are still not very well-understood. Whilst this podcast episode is by no means going to be a comprehensive guide to anorexia, I wanted to have an open, candid discussion with a couple of people regarding their experiences with anorexia and other eating disorders.

First, we have Polly Hale of the Fit Mum Formula, who was hospitalised 3 times between the ages of 18 and 22 due to her anorexia. In the second half of the podcast we’ll hear from Matt Stranberg, a registered dietitian and strength and conditioning specialist who currently is working with the Walden GOALS programme, who treat competitive athletes experiencing disordered eating behaviours.

I just wanted to thank her for being so candid and open with me. What you’re about to hear covers a particularly painful part of Polly’s life - so her willingness to discuss it on record doesn’t go unnoticed.

More about Polly: http://www.thefitmumformula.com/

 


Another interview regarding trainers and helping clients: https://www.jessihaggerty.com/blog/screenandrefer
 
Eating Disorder Organisations 
MEDA (US): http://www.medainc.org/
NEDA (US): https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

If you’d like to reach out to Matt directly, you can email him at MStranberg@WaldenBehavioralCare.com and you can also download a guide for athletes and eating disorders.
 
If you'd like to reach out to me, my email is lawrence@shreddedbyscience.com 
 
If you'd like to contact Polly, her email is polly@thefitmumformula.com
 
Nov 15, 2017

Welcome to this week’s SBS Radio episode - My Life With Anorexia.

A report in 2015 estimated that more than 725,000 people in the UK are affected by an eating disorder, with roughly 75-90% of those being female.

BEAT, a UK-based eating disorder charity, estimates that of those with eating disorders, 10% were anorexic, 40% were bulimic and the rest fall into the EDNOS category which included BED.

Concrete statistics are hard to come by - but what is clear is that eating disorders can be devastating, are on the rise, and are still not very well-understood. Whilst this podcast episode is by no means going to be a comprehensive guide to anorexia, I wanted to have an open, candid discussion with a couple of people regarding their experiences with anorexia and other eating disorders.

First, we have Polly Hale of the Fit Mum Formula, who was hospitalised 3 times between the ages of 18 and 22 due to her anorexia. In the second half of the podcast we’ll hear from Matt Stranberg, a registered dietitian and strength and conditioning specialist who currently is working with the Walden GOALS programme, who treat competitive athletes experiencing disordered eating behaviours.

I just wanted to thank her for being so candid and open with me. What you’re about to hear covers a particularly painful part of Polly’s life - so her willingness to discuss it on record doesn’t go unnoticed.

More about Polly: http://www.thefitmumformula.com/

 


Another interview regarding trainers and helping clients: https://www.jessihaggerty.com/blog/screenandrefer
 
Eating Disorder Organisations 
MEDA (US): http://www.medainc.org/
NEDA (US): https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/

If you’d like to reach out to Matt directly, you can email him at MStranberg@WaldenBehavioralCare.com and you can also download a guide for athletes and eating disorders.
 
If you'd like to reach out to me, my email is lawrence@shreddedbyscience.com 
 
If you'd like to contact Polly, her email is polly@thefitmumformula.com
 
Nov 8, 2017

This is an abridged version of an interview with Polly of The Fit Mum Formula about her experiences with Anorexia. The full episode, including the extended chat with Polly as well as the medical opinion of a Registered Dietician, will be coming next week - so stay tuned! 

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Nov 1, 2017

Rebroadcast from July 2017

Today Lawrence is joined by three guests. Daniel Gritzer and James Kenji Lopez-Alt from Serious Eats and Dr. Stephan Guyenet.

We're talking food, flavour, sugar addiction and neurochemistry in this episode - I hope you aren't hungry, because you will be soon!

While you're listening find us on social media, we're @ShredByScience on most social media and you can find us on Facebook by searching Shredded By Science. The Judd is @lawrence_sbs on Instagram.

Also, the Eat, Train Progress group on Facebook is full of lovely people! Join us!

You can also email us - info@shreddedbyscience.com.

On to the show!

04:50: What's the best cut of beef for stew?

08:24: Fitness people love minimising fat intake, can you reduce the fat content of this recipe?

10:09: What's the difference between flavour and taste?

13:14: Why can we only taste five different types of taste?

17:16: How do we detect each of these tastes?

21:07: How do flavours interfere and interact with each other?

28:12: How can you get more flavour out of your food without adding too many calories?

36:22: Where did James' love of food experimentation come from?

45:41: Why do we eat some food and not others?

55:30: What differences can we see in obese individuals and non-obese individuals when it comes to their bodies' reactions to food?

01:03:04: Is it likely that our neurochemistry will change over time to adapt to our new, modern environment? 

01:12:34: Is sugar addictive?

01:19:00: What advice do you have for those trying to maintain lower weight after fat loss?

Oct 25, 2017

In this episode Lawrence is joined by the man behind Sigma Nutrition himself, Danny Lennon.

The two talk all about the best ways to cut weight, and how you can do it safely.

Subscribe to Sigma Nutrition Radio here.

And you can find Danny online at www.SigmaNutrition.com

While you're listening you can find SBS on Instagram and Snapchat @ShredByScience, the Judd is @LozJudd on Snapchat and @SBS_Lawrence on Instagram.

If you're interested in the SBS Academy you can get more information and sign up for early bird offers below.

http://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

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The music in this episode was: 

"Volatile Reaction" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ 

Oct 18, 2017

Our final episode in the fitness dogma series tackles powerlifting specific dogma! Chalk up, and let's go 9/9 on these. 

  •  "Lower your hips" on deadlift critiques
  • You should care about bodyweight-based strength goals
  • Powerlifters do not need any kind of cardiovascular training.
  • Lifting weights faster = cardio
  • Certain exercises ccannotbe performed for higher reps. Front squats and deadlifts especially
  • The idea that focusing on assistance stuff is (with exceptions of rare cases) should be 75% of the work out and the actual competitive movements only 15-25%
  • People that immediately recommend 5/3/1 or 5x5 without any knowledge of a person's training history.
  • Your total on the big 3 is the only measure of fitness that really matters. 

If you've not left us a review or rating yet, we'd really love it if you did. 

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Oct 11, 2017

Episode number 2 in our Fitness Dogma mini-series, and we move onto general training dogma!

In this semi-bumper episode, we examine the following statements: 

  • You should only deadlift once or twice per week, max.
  • You shouldn't train two days running.
  • Bro splits are the best way to train.
  • Every person should train particular movements. 
  • Hip hinge movements are magical.
  • Cardio is ONLY for fat loss.
  • Squats and deadlifts are all you need for your core training.
  • If your form isn't PERFECT you need to go back to an empty bar and learn how to move.
  • Your knees shouldn't go past your toes when squatting. 

Visit our website: http://shreddedbyscience.com

Follow us on Instagram: @shredbyscience 

Watch our YouTube videos: @shredbyscience

 

Oct 4, 2017

The first in a new mini series of podcasts, Lawrence and Patrick are looking once again at dogmas.

We had a bonus episode in May asking for some of the worst dogmatic beliefs you've heard in the industry and we've decided to bring it back.

This first episode is going to be more about nutrition, general fitness will be episode two and the third episode will be more strength sports based.

Hold on to something tight, because this is about to get wild.

While you're listening find us on social media, we're @ShredByScience on most social media and you can find us on Facebook by searching Shredded By Science. The Judd is @LozJudd on Snapchat and @SBS_Lawrence on Instagram.

Also, the Eat, Train Progress group on Facebook is full of lovely people! Join us!

You can also email us - info@shreddedbyscience.com.

Here's the lowdown on this episode!

01:55 - Sara Jones says "one piece of dogma you see a lot that shouldn't be used as a blanket statement is you cannot gain muscle in a calorie deficit"

10:05 - Bas' has heard people saying "you need one or more grams per pound of bodyweight to gain or maintain muscle"

16:43 - Bas comes back with another dogma "you can't get strong on a vegan diet"

21:40 - Zachary says some people say "one macronutrient is the issue for fat gain in America"

52:26 - Jer Chapman brings the dogma "people who say calories in v calories out is all that matters"

 

Sep 27, 2017

The boys are back in town! The fire is hot, the smoking jackets are on and the armchairs are drawn close.

Join us dear listener as Lawrence and Patrick gather around the fireside to answer some questions from the Eat, Train, Progress Facebook page.

While you're listening find us on social media, we're @ShredByScience on most social media and you can find us on Facebook by searching Shredded By Science. The Judd is @LozJudd on Snapchat and @SBS_Lawrence on Instagram.

Also, the Eat, Train Progress group on Facebook is full of lovely people! Join us!

You can also email us - info@shreddedbyscience.com.

00:55 - Hyok Lee asks "What's the recommended approach when you're not chasing PR's?"

14:24 - Jer Chapman asking about muscle gain rates and the guy's thoughts on that.

24:45 - Ryan asks "Machines vs freeweights - specifically for muscle hypertrophy?"

31:30 - Derek asks about working around injuries.

40:24 - Juliette Fox Jordan asks "is an increase in resting heart rate an indicator you need to dial training back?"

 

Sep 20, 2017

Lawrence and Patrick are back in the saddle taking on questions once again.

In this episode the two look at:

- Being overweight in the powerlifting community

-How and when does it make sense to include Pause Squats, Deficit Deadlifts and lifts with chains or bands.

- Tips on how to warm up properly before squats and other heavy lifting AND how to correct a poor squat

- Self-awareness and when to pull back and make time for yourself

Sep 14, 2017

Lawrence is joined by Dr. Nova Deighton-Smith, Leah Boepple and Andrea Valdez in this week's SBS Radio.

This episode's topic is a very serious one. Dr. Nova Deighton-Smith's research looked into Fitspiration. The kind of posts that flood social media and how they can be so destructive. Leah Boepple discusses a study looking into how pro-anorexic websites can make people feel worse about themselves and research into Thinspiration websites.

In the second half of this episode Lawrence speaks to Andrea Valdez of 3DMJ who looks at this topic through the lense of being a bodybuilding coach.

While you're listening find us on social media, we're @ShredByScience on most social media and you can find us on Facebook by searching Shredded By Science. The Judd is @LozJudd on Snapchat and @SBS_Lawrence on Instagram.

You can also email us - info@shreddedbyscience.com.

Here's the lowdown on this episode!

03:40 - Why do you think that the Internet and in particular Social Media has become such a prevalent source of imagery and inspiration to change one's body?

09:15 - Are there any particular groups of people particularly susceptible to body image related media?

15:08 - Dr. Nova Deighton-Smith and her research into Fitspiration

19:15 - What were the sort of images found in the research?

20:38 - What stood out as particularly shocking?

23:24 - Why are destructive mantras so common?

25:12 - How does Fitspiration fit into Objectification Theory?

30:50 - Is there a healthy way to balance self objectification and self subjectification?

33:00 - What advice would you give to people on Instagram regarding their own mental health if they're likely to see Fitspiration?

36:23 - Leah Boepple and her experimental study.

40:18 - How did you go about finding these websites?

42:00 - Did any of the content you saw made you feel particularly shocked or troubled?

44:21 - How do Thinspiration and Fitspiration websites compare when it comes to content and themes?

45:38 - What is the impact of Fitspiration tags becoming so huge?

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Sep 8, 2017

ESG is back yet again, for another riveting discussion on all things protein. 

We chat about what might be influencing your ability to build muscle, what the research shows when it comes to higher protein intakes, and we discuss why bodybuilders might err on the side of a higher protein intake regardless. 

Don't forget that today (8th September, 2017) is the LAST day that the SBS Academy can be purchased at the early-bird discounted price! 

To get it before we put the prices up, go to academy.shreddedbyscience.com

Sep 6, 2017

Lawrence is joined by Imogen Parfitt in this episode.

Imogen is the first Influencer to ever feature on SBS Radio, a point Lawrence makes a couple of times in the episode. She wears that title very well and has some incredible stories to tell. 

Also - the SBS Academy is opening its doors again. We have some really exciting new things to share with students (including our very own app), so head over to...

https://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

...and make sure that you're subscribed to either the email list OR you can now get Facebook Messenger updates from us. 

If you've got a specific question for us, you can now ask us that here.

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to leave us a review if you haven't done so already!

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Aug 27, 2017

Luke Johnson returns to the podcast to discuss all things Facebook. 

We discuss our views on: 

  • The best way to advertise your PT services on Facebook 
  • Whether you should use Facebook groups for your business 
  • The rise of the Messenger Bot 

...and lots more in this in-depth guide to Facebook for the Personal Trainer. 

Also - the SBS Academy is opening its doors again TOMORROW (August 28th, 2017). We have some really exciting new things to share with students (including our very own app), so head over to...

https://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

...and make sure that you're subscribed to either the email list OR you can now get Facebook Messenger updates from us. 

If you've got a specific question for us, you can now ask us that here.

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to leave us a review if you haven't done so already!

Find us on Instagram

Watch us on YouTube

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Aug 23, 2017

We've all had difficult clients. The ones who never check in, the ones who check in WAY too much, the ones who seem to think we can deliver the earth and aren't satisfied when we don't. 

But does there ever come a point where you can fire a client? That's what we're discussing today, alongside some questions about your clients going to other people for advice and squat/bench/deadlift variations for powerlifters.

Also - the SBS Academy is opening its doors again on August 28th. We have some really exciting new things to share with students (including our very own app), so head over to...

https://shreddedbyscience.com/academy/

...and make sure that you're subscribed to either the email list OR you can now get Facebook Messenger updates from us. 

If you've got a specific question for us, you can now ask us that here.

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to leave us a review if you haven't done so already!

Find us on Instagram

Watch us on YouTube

Join the Eat, Train, Progress Facebook group

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