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Scott Abel Fitness Podcast

Discussion about training and nutrition, fat loss and muscle gain, fitness, mindset and everything else you need to have a healthy body.

Tracks

16 – What’s the Big Deal with the Biggest Loser?
We discuss recent as well as some older articles and studies about The Biggest Loser, including issues with metabolism, the framing of how weight loss happens, and some of the more pervasive effects of representing weight loss in the media. Scott also discusses some of the things he knows athletes would do to lose weight from his experiences in the competition. The post 16 – What’s the Big Deal with the Biggest Loser? first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
58:49 03/09/2020
15 – Training and Traveling? Enter “Programmus Interruptus”
Scott and Mike discuss a strategy for training and traveling: "Programmus Interruptus." This is a training strategy to make sure you stimulate your bodyparts in a way congruent with your training program, but which lets you stay flexible. The post 15 – Training and Traveling? Enter “Programmus Interruptus” first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
40:48 03/02/2020
14 – Lou Schuler on Fitness & Writing
Mike is joined by Lou Schuler to discuss some of the larger trends in fitness, as well as how to avoid saying the same things over again in fitness writing. They also discuss Clean Living Movements, fitness careers, and more. The post 14 – Lou Schuler on Fitness & Writing first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
63:14 02/24/2020
13 – Baywatch’s Alexandra Paul
Scott is joined by Alexandra Paul of Baywatch. They discuss Alexandra's work as a health coach, her remarkable activism (and even her arrests), her work for animal rights and how that has changed her, her career development after Baywatch, and much more. The post 13 – Baywatch’s Alexandra Paul first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
58:11 02/17/2020
12 – Anatomy of a Perfect Workout
We discuss what goes into an actual, solid workout: what to focus on, tempo vs cadence, pumping reps vs explosive reps, myths, warmups. The post 12 – Anatomy of a Perfect Workout first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
58:47 02/10/2020
11 – How to Design a Workout Program
How much customization is needed for a workout program? Ideally, does every program you do need to be custom-designed from scratch? The answer is obviously not. Any good coach will have their own library of programs that are useful for a variety of different contexts: First, these programs are structured around sound principles Then, after […] The post 11 – How to Design a Workout Program first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
56:18 02/03/2020
10 – Dotsie Bausch, Plant-Based Olympian
Scott talks with Dotsie Bausch, a seven-time USA cycling champion and a medal-winning athlete with team USA's cycling team. Dotsie was also featured in the 2017 documentary The Game Changers and the 2015 documentary, Personal Gold An Underdog Story. The post 10 – Dotsie Bausch, Plant-Based Olympian first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
51:38 01/27/2020
9 – “Once I Start Eating, I Can’t Stop!”
Scott and Mike discuss what to do when you struggle with cravings. So, you open the bag, and find you just can't stop until the whole bag's finished; or, you try to have a handful, but you then need to reach for more. The post 9 – “Once I Start Eating, I Can’t Stop!” first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
28:50 01/20/2020
8 – What Progress Looks Like
This episode was based on a coaching client email Scott received that indicated what progress looks like. It's not just a before and after photo. It's about letting go of JOMO, not worrying at all about the scale, not being shamed based on what the weight scale says, and things like that. The post 8 – What Progress Looks Like first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
52:04 01/13/2020
7 – How to Start a New Diet or Workout Program Off Right
In this episode we cover: how do you start a program off on the right foot? If you've tried multiple diets and "failed" in the past, how do you actually change things so that this time it really is different, and you're not just doing different versions of the same thing, over and over again? The post 7 – How to Start a New Diet or Workout Program Off Right first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
60:11 01/06/2020
6 – Is the Fitness Industry Evil?
Unrealistic images of bodies. Supplements. Mental and emotional issues. Orthorexia. Is the fitness industry actually doing "good" in the world? In this episode we dig into that question. The post 6 – Is the Fitness Industry Evil? first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
51:19 12/30/2019
5 – Five Fitness “Cornerstone Concepts”
The idea with these five cornerstone concepts is that once you "get" a given concept like one of these, there's no going back. Things just “click.” There was also a discussion about meal timing and meal frequency. The post 5 – Five Fitness “Cornerstone Concepts” first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
61:33 12/23/2019
4 – When the Weight Scale Lies
In this episode we discuss how the weight scale can by deceiving, and why relying on it too much can mess with your mind. Scott was reminded of this topic by a client check-in from Melissa S. Melissa lost "only" 10 lbs, but the difference in how she looks — and feels — is much more profound. The post 4 – When the Weight Scale Lies first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
24:57 12/16/2019
3 – Dieting and Feeling JOMO (Jealous of Missing Out)
We discuss dieting and the feelings of jealousy and resentment that can arise as a result of (1) your own feelings towards your diet, and (2) pressure from other people. The post 3 – Dieting and Feeling JOMO (Jealous of Missing Out) first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
52:29 12/12/2019
2 – “Sticking to Your Diet” and the Holidays
In this episode we covered five emails Scott received from coaching clients about sticking to training and diet during the holiday season. Two important themes were (1) the importance of context, and (2) being honest with yourself. The post 2 – “Sticking to Your Diet” and the Holidays first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
43:45 12/06/2019
1 – Using Resistance Bands for Fitness: Advantages and Disadvantages
Today we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of using resistance bands for your weight training. Are resistance bands just another fad? A tool in the toolbox? How do you get the most out of them? Be sure to checkout Scott's YouTube Playlist for Resistance Bands Exercises. 3 Main Advantages of Resistance Bands Versatility and travel […] The post 1 – Using Resistance Bands for Fitness: Advantages and Disadvantages first appeared on Scott Abel Fitness.
55:42 12/02/2019