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Jacked on the Beanstalk: The Podcast
26 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
#73: The Inevitability of Aging and How to Make it Suck Less
Last week I celebrated my 39th birthday feeling pretty damn good about myself and where I'm at in life. Yet it sparked a lot of self-reflection. Mostly my fears around turning 40 and becoming less physically attractive as I age. And yes, the perfect time to discuss on the podcast. Apparently aging is such a hot topic, we're doing a special JOTB two-part series! Ooh-la-la! On this first episode, it's all about mind over matter, baby! We're delving into the mindset around aging -- the mental anguish that plagues many of us-- but also some tools and tricks to help you embrace every stage of life and the wisdom that comes with it.
40 minutes | May 22, 2021
#72: Doing the Bare Minimum to Look and Feel Healthy and "Fit"
It's been over a year since the start of the pandemic and we are STILL on full lockdown mode here in Ontario, Canada. It sucks. We're all irritated, depressed, stressed out, bored, stuck at home and without a whole lot motivating us to workout especially with gyms being closed. For many of us, we're just trying to get through each day, hoping for some light at the end of the tunnel. So let's cut ourselves some slack for now, shall we? And instead of being ridden with shame and guilt over gaining the "Quarantine 15" or spending copious amounts of money each week on Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats, let's dedicate an entire podcast to just a few small things we CAN do to at least FEEL somewhat healthy and not like a complete failure when it comes to your food and training. At least some things that have been helping me (Sam) get through.
21 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
#71: Boredom Eating
You walk into the kitchen, open the cupboards and blankly stare. You then grab whatever is easy and accessible and mindlessly start plugging your face with it. We're all familiar with this scenario. Because we've all been guilty of BOREDOM EATING. And Lord knows we've done plenty of it amidst this pandemic. So what better topic to discuss on this episode of the JOTB podcast? And more importantly, why we eat out of boredom and how we can stop ourselves from doing it. Enjoy!
32 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
#70: Adding MASS to your ASS (The Glute Growth Episode)
Tell me who among us does not yearn for rock hard buttocks that you could crush walnuts with if need be?! Well, as a bodybuilding coach, I I'd say that a "nice butt" is easily the second most sought after body part people hire me for (flat stomach being #1.) And I'm the first to admit that I LOVE having a big ol' booty that you can bounce a quarter off of. But sadly, the glutes are oftentimes the most difficult muscles to build. The good news, however, is that with a little knowledge in your back pocket (pun intended) you can absolutely sculpt the ass of your dreams. I built mine from scratch and this week on the podcast, I'm sharing how you too can add some mass to your ass. Enjoy!
25 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
#69: So You Binged Over the Holidays... Now What?
Well HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone! Yes, we’ve done a few holiday episodes already. And while the others have focused on AVOIDING too much holiday indulgence, this year we decided to center our thoughts around the aftermath that follows a major holiday hog fest. That’s right! We're talking to YOU if your intentions went right down the toilet this year. Perhaps you pounded back an obscene amount of baked goods and alcohol. Now what? Find out what kind of damage has actually been done to your body and what to do to prevent unwanted fat gain.
24 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
#68: The Number One Reason You Can't Lose Weight and Keep it Off
Ever notice how easy it is to feel deprived and miserable when you're on a strict "diet?" It's probably because you're completely fixated on losing pounds, dropping inches and deducting calories. Your whole focus is on something NEGATIVE aka "scarcity mentality." But when we can shift our mindset to one of GAINING rather than losing, the mental shift that can happen is pretty damn cool. And suddenly, "dieting" doesn't seem so brutal and restrictive after all. And that's precisely what we're discussing on this episode of the podcast! Yes folks, it's another mindful meathead episode all about the importance of embracing an "abundance mindset" especially when it comes to diet and nutrition. Enjoy!
20 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
#67: Killing Mosquitos and Eating Oysters: How Vegan Are You?
Let's be real. No one likes mosquitos. Not even vegans. We ALL kill mosquitos. But isn't that a little hypocritical of us? Or what about the environmentalist vegans who EAT insects? Or the vegans who eat oysters and mussels because they apparently do not feel ANY pain?! These things just don't feel very "vegan" to me. Then again, it's a "grey area" topic I didn't understand very well. And clearly a topic we needed to explore to get the straight goods. And, well, who better to dive right in and confuse you even more than the Shorkey sisters? Enjoy.
30 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
#66: Travel Tips for Vegan Bodybuilders (Applicable to Road Trips and Staycations too)
Yes we're in the middle of a pandemic with travel restrictions in place worldwide. Nevertheless, we recorded this podcast all about staying on track with diet and exercise whilst traveling literally RIGHT BEFORE Covid hit. And despite not being able to go on our all-inclusive trip to Mexico this year (thanks a lot Covid) we figured we might as well share the episode anyway because hopefully we'll all be traveling again EVENTUALLY. And, well, I still have clients asking me how to eat and train when they're away from home (business trip, weekend getaway etc etc.) So whether you're going on a road trip, staycation or lucky enough to be going somewhere tropical, this episode's got you covered. From how to get enough plant-based protein at an all-inclusive to the best vegan bodybuilding foods to pack on a long plane ride, we've got all your travel questions and concerns covered.
34 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
#65: The Period Podcast
Oh boy, do we ever have a special episode in-store for this week! It's THE PERIOD PODCAST! And we are covering all things menstruation from painful PMS symptoms and junk food cravings to menophiliacs aka the dudes who literally have a fetish for period blood. Get your barf bags ready! But more importantly, we are digging into the science behind our monthly cycles to determine if we actually do need more calories when we're menstruating and if we should give into those chocolate cravings the days leading up to good ol' Aunt Flo's visit. Ladies, you definitely need to listen. And gentlemen, you probably shouldn't (unless you're a menophiliac of course.) ;)
28 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
#64: How to Strengthen Your Willpower Muscle + Top 10 Habits to Break
With Covid-19 unfortunately still hanging out in many cities across the globe, many of us are still stressed /depressed /tired /scared /anxious, you name it. And one mind/body response that has become increasingly difficult for many of us to manage is WILLPOWER. Let's be real: it ain't easy to muster up the self-control and self-discipline required to get those workouts done and healthy foods consumed. So on this episode of the JOTB podcast, we thought it appropriate to share our thoughts on how we can strengthen that willpower muscle and discuss the top 10 worst habits that most of us are guilty of doing (Shorkey sisters included.)
26 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
#63: We Hated Each Other for the Last Two Months
I know you've been losing sleep, excitedly awaiting the next episode of the JOTB Podcast! But truth be told, there's been radio silence because behind the scenes, it was a SHORKEY SISTER BATTLE ROYALE! Yup, we basically hated each other for the last two months and didn't know if we'd even be able to keep this podcast alive! But here we are. And thankfully we DID mend the fence. And as part of our therapy, we figured we might as well discuss this family feud on the podcast. So here we are, airing our dirty Shorkey sister laundry on air.
19 minutes | May 23, 2020
#62: The Virus Episode: Dealing with the Stress of a Pandemic
We really kept thinking this Covid-19 lockdown situation would end "any day now" then our podcasting efforts would resume "any day now" too. But alas, here we are, more than two months later, and still on effing lockdown. But I'll be damned if I have to avoid recording podcasts any longer! And what better topic to discuss than good ol' Coronavirus?! Like you're not already sick of talking about it. Believe me, we are too. But we did think that maybe you could use to hear our thoughts on this whole lockdown situation. And more importantly, enjoy some tips on how we deal with the stress of a pandemic and our suggestions for how you can stay both healthy and positive during these strange, strange times.
32 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
#61: How to Love Your Kitchen and Create a Positive Cooking Atmosphere
Would you describe your kitchen as "bright" and "fresh?" Well apparently that's how it should feel if you want to create a positive kitchen vibe that inspires you to cook healthy food! Yes, on this episode of the podcast, we are discussing how to de-clutter, freshen up and feng shui your kitchen space. And then we're sharing how long it's been since I (Sam) have had sex and which "Wiggles" character we would bang. Random episode? You bet! Still worth a listen? Hell yes.
41 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
#60: Most Frequently Asked Vegan Coaching Questions Answered
Being a pro bikini competitor and having worked as a vegan trainer and nutrition coach for over seven years now, I definitely get asked the same exercise and nutrition questions ALL the time. So often that I've even created an "FAQ" document to reference for every time it happens. But I'm sick of copying and pasting that thing! So we thought why not make a podcast episode featuring some of the many FAQs I get asked? Brilliant idea, right? And no doubt, an informative podcast delving into everything from how do I prepare tofu to what is the best thing to eat post-workout. Yes, my meatless meathead brethren, this one's for you. Enjoy!
16 minutes | Jan 8, 2020
#59: New Year, New YOU
HOLY CRAP, IT'S 2020! That year flew by but I guess having a baby will do that to you. Nevertheless, I'm excited for what 2020 will bring. So much optimistic energy floating around these days, we thought it only necessary to wish everyone a happy new year and of course, discuss our own thoughts on "New Year resolutions" and any goals we have for the year ahead. It's a mini episode so give it a listen whilst you put in a 15-minute cardio session as part of your "New Year, New Me" protocol ;)
30 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
#58: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome + Four Key Principles to Being Happy
There aren't many books that I've read THREE times! In fact, I can only think of two. One is “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz and it's basically about the self-limiting beliefs we love to carry around that essentially rob us of happiness and instead, create suffering. This book has been such a game-changer for how I approach the various people and situations in my life. So what better topic to share and discuss on the podcast?! Yup, it's another "mindful meathead" episode! We're even delving into the psychology behind "Impostor Syndrome" -- another fun phenomenon I've personally battled. Enjoy!
30 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
#57: The Bald-Cast: Thinning Hair SOS and Hair Loss Prevention
I'll admit that I've always had a thing for bald men. I'll also admit that postpartum thinning hair SUCKS! Apparently sleep isn't the only thing a new mother loses after her baby is born... And so, what better (and timely) topic to address on the podcast than all things hair health and hair loss prevention?! That's right! It's "The Bald-Cast." And we're dishing on everything from supplements and topical treatments to wives tails and "cul-de-sacs."
28 minutes | Oct 26, 2019
#56: It's a JOTB Vegan Halloween Spook-tacle!
Trick or treat, bitches?! Oh you're in for a real TREAT, boys and ghouls! It's Halloween of course. And we Shorkey sisters are ringin' in this Hollow's Eve with all kinds of terrifying tricks (and tips.) You might actually get sooooo scared listening that you won't be able to sleep tonight. But do still listen because we're covering all things VEGAN HALLOWEEN from candies and costumes to trick-or-treating and activism! MUAH-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAA!!!
36 minutes | Oct 4, 2019
#55: Muscle Recovery for Vegan Bodybuilders and Plant-Powered Athletes
A podcast for all my meatless meatheads out there! Yup, we're covering all things recovery on this episode. From stretching and foam rolling to anti-inflammatory foods and supplements, you will never struggle to wash your hair or sit down on the toilet after a killer workout ever again! We're also giving away Performance Lab's pre-workout formula to one lucky Patreon fan and singing Led Zepplin. It doesn't get more "gym bro" than this!
31 minutes | Sep 1, 2019
#54: Energy Flows Where Attention Goes - The "STOP MAKING EXCUSES" Episode
I thought my new favourite mantra "energy flows where attention goes" was profound (and cheesy) enough to base an entire podcast around. But after recording this episode, we realized that it was essentially all about excuses. And more specifically, how to stop making excuses for not accomplishing what we really want in life. As a vegan trainer and nutrition coach, I definitely hear all kinds of excuses all the time as to why my clients can't follow through with their clean eating and workouts. So what better topic to delve right into on the podcast!? Enjoy!
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