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What The Flex?
17 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
How Imagery Can Improve Your Training || Emma Hall
In this episode of What The Flex, we spoke to exercise and sports psychologist Emma Hall about the importance of visualisation and imagery in training. Often missed by athletes, these tools can be used to take your training to the next level. Emma takes us through a general imagery technique, that can be done before a workout or lift, to help you get the best results!
35 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Initiatives Beyond Black History Month w/ Max Philisaire
It's Black History Month, and here at Ryderwear, we are offering our platforms to our community to share their stories, experiences, and challenges. We sat down with Ryderwear athlete Max Philisaire, who told us about what needs to be done on and off social media to drive change. He also touches upon whether Black History Month should be tied to one month, or beyond.
32 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Representation and Positive Role Models in Fitness w/ Deanna Lorea
It's Black History Month, and here at Ryderwear, we are offering our platforms to our community to share their stories, experiences, and challenges. We sat down with Ryderwear athlete Deanna Lorea who told us about her perspective on the lack of representation of Black people and the African American community within the fitness industry. She also touches upon positive roles models and the importance of diversity.
70 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Breaking Down Stereotypes In The Fitness Industry w/ Freshian Rucker
It's Black History Month, and here at Ryderwear, we are offering our platforms to our community to share their stories, experiences, and challenges. We sat down with Ryderwear athlete Freshian Rucker who spoke to us about his experiences with stereotypes, and what it means to be a successful Black athlete in the fitness industry.
36 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
How Sleep Makes You Train Better || Professor Greg Roach #20
On Episode 20 of What The Flex?, we had a chat to Professor Greg Roach of CQ University, who specialises in sleep behaviour, particularly with athletes. He takes us through different types of sleep, how sleep (or lack-of) directly impacts training, and his best tips for getting the best possible nights sleep each night. Whether you love to nap, sleep lots, or hardly sleep at all, Professor Greg Roach answers all your sleep and training questions.
29 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
From Grammy Nominated Musician to Bodybuilder || Michael Wittig #19
On episode #19 of What The Flex?, we sat down to chat with natural bodybuilder Michael Wittig. At age 44, Michael entered the bodybuilding scene later on in life, starting out as a Grammy nominated musician, he decided to take a leap of faith and enter the fitness industry. After a successful run in bodybuilding competitions, his firm belief in home workouts, and creating a strong community around him, Michael has thrived. It hasn't always been easy though, in early 2020, Michael was diagnosed with invasive melanoma. Despite the challenge, he still competed later in the year, and takes us through how his mindset was key throughout it all. On top of this, Michael explains how he balances all this with raising a family.
32 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
Road To Olympia || Antoine Vaillant #18
Episode 18 of What The Flex?, we sat down with IBFF Pro Antoine Vaillant, who talks about his recent competing success. Being 12 weeks away from Olympia, he takes us through how he is preparing for it. Antoine also talks about his previous drug addiction, and how competing gave his life purpose again.
30 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Carbs Are Not The Enemy || Victoria Matkovic #17
This week on What The Flex?, we sat down with Accredited Dietician Victoria Matkovic of Thrive Nutrition who takes us through why carbs are vital for training and a happy life, balanced life. She also debunks the nutrition myths of intermittent fasting, protein consumption, and the keto diet. Furthermore, Victoria goes into the dangers of nutrition information on social media and how it can negatively affect your training.
33 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Mindset and Fitness || Jenna Louise #16
Episode 16 of What The Flex? saw us chat to Jenna Louise about the societal pressures young women face in regards to their appearance. After struggling herself with an eating disorder, Jenna decided that when she entered the fitness industry, she was going to make it her mission to help women with their mindset. Diving further into the topic of mindset, Jenna takes us through the sheer importance of a strong mindset, especially while training. Jenna also talks about the journey of becoming the versatile athlete that she is. Tune in to find out more!
36 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Closing The Gap In Fitness || Stevie Murdoch #15
Episode 15 of What The Flex? was a sit down with Ryderwear athlete Stevie Murdoch, who spoke to us about about what bikini competing means for her. Standing on stage, representing her community and striving to close the gap, Stevie is on a never ending journey of education. With Black Lives Matter being spoken about more than ever, Stevie takes us through how she combines her love of fitness and activism to spread her message.
29 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Perseverance Throughout Hardships || Tamara Meyer #14
Episode #14 of What The Flex? is a sit down with Tamara Meyer, who take us through the importance of perseverance throughout challenging periods, and how that translated into her successful fitness career. Being real and authentic about all aspects of her life is what Tamara firmly believes in, so take a listen as to how Tamara does all this and so much more!
29 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Keeping Lean All Year Round || Chayse Green #13
Episode 13 of What The Flex? was a chat with the king of functional training, Chayse Green. Chayse takes us through the importance of nutrition and diet when aiming for a certain physique, while also taking us through how functional training has changed his life forever.
55 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Training For Mental Health || Warren Leppan #12
Recognising what you want to do for the rest of your life is one of the most challenging journeys a person can go through. Episode 12 of What The Flex? with Warren Leppan proved just that. He takes us through the journey to realising how fundamental lifting is to his life, both physically and mentally. From curveballs, to career changes, and finding a true passion, Warren's story of self discovery and love for training is truly inspiring. Listen now to hear his story!
30 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
“I Never Got Satisfaction From Competing” || Kris Gethin #11
We sat down with lifting and fitness guru Kris Gethin on episode 11 talking about all things bodybuilding, competing, optimising nutrition and recovery, and the importance of a varied exercise routine. Kris takes us through his journey with fitness and lifting, while offering advice to those wanting to take it to the next level.
33 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Bodybuilder Turned Ninja Warrior || Kwame Duah #10
In this episode of What The Flex?, we sat down with Musclemania PRO World Champion Kwame Duah, who took us through hid fitness and lifting journey. With the highs of winning competitions and a stint on Ninja Warrior, to the lows of tearing his bicep off the bone, Kwame tells all. He also goes into his favourite parts about lifting and how to take it to the next level. Tune in to find out what's next for Kwame!
35 minutes | May 29, 2020
Motivation, Modelling & Balance || Giorgia Piscina #9
In Episode #9 of What The Flex, we sat down with WBFF Bikini Pro model Giorgia Piscina to talk about the all important balance in life, fitness motivation, her dreams of WWE, and so much more. Giorgia also takes to us through how the fitness industry has brought the best out of her. Tune in and take a glimpse as to what it's like to be a bikini model!
12 minutes | May 15, 2020
Travel, Fitness, Rock Bottom & Overcoming It All || PART 2 || Jonathan Coyle #8
In Part 2 of our chat with Jonathan Coyle, he goes into what his future with wife Natalie Eva Maries looks like and how it has changed over the years. Furthermore he takes a deep dive into what rock bottom looked like for him and how he overcame it, and giving advice to those who want to take it to the next level. Johnathan also touches upon how he maintains his fitness and strength while travelling. Listen in to learn from the best!
20 minutes | May 1, 2020
Self Proclaimed Nerd Turned Fitness & Reality TV Star || PART 1 || Jonathan Coyle #7
Jonathan Coyle has been into the online fitness scene since the beginning of Instagram, being of the first crossfitters to use the platform as a means to showcase his workouts. But fitness wasn't always the goal, Jonathan is a self proclaimed nerd, who had a love for gaming, numbers, and business. Fitness at the time was a side hustle. But after getting together with WWE star Natalie Eva Marie, becoming widely popular on Instagram, and starring on Total Divas, it became apparent that fitness, nutrition and entrepreneurship was where his passions really were. Tune in to find out how he made it all work!
18 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
All The Training Secrets From A Fitness Model || Williams Falade #6
On this episode of What The Flex? we find out the secrets to training like a fitness model with William Falade. Training is a fundamental part of Williams life, and can train for up to 4 hours a session. He reveals to us what style of strength and cardio works for him, and what the optimal training session length is for someone who is short on time. Williams also takes us through how he uses nutrition to stay in prime condition all year round. Find out how this WBFF Pro does it!
18 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
The Life Of A Bodybuilder || Jaco de Bruyn #5
In episode 5 of What The Flex? we chat to world renowned fitness model, bodybuilder and entrepreneur Jaco de Bruyn about what it is like to live the life of a bodybuilder. Life is about balance, and Jaco embodies that perfectly. From starting out by looking at physique magazines, to being the catalyst for bringing WBFF to South Africa, Jaco has done it all. He also chats about business ventures and life outside of bodybuilding too. Tune in to find out what it takes to be a bodybuilder.
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