The Model Health Show: Nutrition | Exercise | Fitness | Health | Lifestyle
About This Show
The Model Health Show is a fun, entertaining, and enlightening look at health and fitness. No subject is off limits here! World-renown author and nutritionist Shawn Stevenson breaks down complex health issues and makes them easy to understand and overcome. Whether it's weight loss, chronic fatigue, heart disease, diet, exercise, sex, hormones, sleep problems, or countless other health topics, the insights you get here will help you transform your health and live your best life ever.
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TMHS 253: Getting Stronger With Progressive Overload & Building Your Relationship Muscles - With Jay Ferruggia
3 days ago
There are a lot of different ways to look at strength. The typical definition revolves around a capacity for exertion or endurance. You can see strength on the field, strength in the gym, and strength on the track in its various forms. But, there’s another definition of strength that is often overlooked. It’s the ability to resist force. Strength isn’t just exerting your force on the world, it’s also being strong enough to handle it when the world’s exerting its for on you. And that’s why you need to build other muscles besides the ones that make you look good in a T-shirt. That’s why I called in Jay Ferruggia. Jay knows a thing or 500 about building muscles and getting stronger. Today he’s going to talk to you about progressive overload and other crucial things to help you keep getting fitter as the years roll on. More importantly, Jay is going to drop some serious knowledge on building your relationship muscles, and how to ensure that you’re strong enough to handle it when the world decides to drop a flying elbow on you (cue Rick Flair hollering, “Woooooo!” right here). Your relationships (with yourself and others) is the real key to lasting health and success. Today you’ll uncover some hidden gems that are going to help you stay happy, healthy, and successful long into the future. It begins now, in the present, with the one and only Jay Ferruggia. In this episode you'll discover: Why the internet can be a strange and scary self-diagnosis machine. How 80’s icons influenced Jay to go from a skinny-fat kid to musclebound beast. Whether or not 3 days of training can get you better results than 6 days of training. How Jay’s training has evolved over the years. Why we might want to place a higher value on being functional and not just having nice muscles. What progressive overload is and how it can help you improve for Years to come. How to make slight adjustments to your lifts to keep you progressing. How an injury forced me to stop overlooking things I know I was putting off. Why women have certain advantages in weightlifting compared to men. Why changing your body doesn’t change who you are by itself. Why giving compliments and encouraging others is like doing reps for your character. A simple tip to make sure you maintain a healthy social life. How building and supporting community
Rated 5 out of
Truley a Motivator
I have been suffered from gluten allergies, IBS, fibromyalgia, and nerve damage from past abusive relationships in my life, all of which have severely impacted my health. Will power and inner strength helped me fight my way out of both of abusive relationships and homelessness and I'm proud to say I am now about to transfer from my local community college to a four year university and I work as a personal trainer. Despite this I still suffer from both mental and physical pain on the daily. Listening to your podcast has completely refueled my fire. I have never been more driven to find alternative ways to heal both my mind and my gut from the trauma i've experienced in the past. From the small changes i've made because of your podcast i've seen that it IS possible and whats even BETTER is i'm helping educate my clients in personal training. I helped a woman this evening with hashimoto's wanting to get back into exercise and feel better. I found that much of the advice I was giving her was health and nutritional tips i've learned from your podcast. I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am...for your help, your knowledge, and your sincerity. I came home from helping this woman feeling so happy and content for the first time in a long time, knowing that in helping heal myself I can help my clients as well. I really could not be more grateful. You have a listener for life.
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of
Ha! Now that's IMMERSION!
The first time I heard Shawn's voice was after listening to him on the Art of Charm. I am one of the many women who listen to their show for sound advice, and a better understanding of men's thoughts. Shawn, at that time was speaking on sleep. I followed each of his tips from that podcast that very night. To the point where I drove to the mall after work in Rush Hour Traffic in California to get black-out curtains... Immersion. That's all I could say.
My sleep since listening to that podcast has been great. But when I fixed one thing that was out of balance in my life, I started to realize there were other places I want to go deeper in to as well. I wanted to be healthy. But more than anything I wanted to be "whole"istically healthy -- Mind, Body, Soul...and yes, SLEEP!
I have listened to most of the episodes, and I enjoy them all. I can listen to as many as two to three a day while working away. This allows my mind to process something beautiful and fulfilling while working at a job that I enjoy instead of the same ten songs on the radio. I get to learn and empower myself and earn a dollar in my 24 hours.
I enjoyed getting the information on juice detoxing. I have been wanting to carry it out the right way and ensure that I understood how it was effecting my body, the pros and cons, and the real benefits. I knew I would lose weight, which is my goal, but I didn't want that to be the purpose of this. I wanted to flush my body of toxins and ultimately coming to a place of clarity both mentally and emotionally. For five days, I listened my way through podcasts galore. And on the fifth day, I soaked in the tub, meditating, and began journaling about a book idea I am interested in pursuing after my thesis. It's funny how immersing yourself into information that is so good for you can make you feel amazing and open your senses to the truth. Wish me luck!
P.S. My goal is to one day bring that book to your show. I would love to know to what you, Jade, and your listeners think of the piece.
Date published: 2016-01-23