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The BIG fitness podcast with Dave Ballantine and Calumn Duthie

The BIG fitness podcast with Dave Ballantine and Calumn Duthie

By Dave Ballantine

Let's chat about all things training, nutrition and mindset for getting after your performance and body composition goals. Let's grab a coffee and a doughnut and chat.
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S3 E20 No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care

The BIG fitness podcast with Dave Ballantine and Calumn DuthieMay 31, 2022

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S3 E20 No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care
May 31, 202201:02:54
Laura Charteris Tadrowski - Improving post natal recovery
May 24, 202201:02:52
Is it really that simple?

Is it really that simple?

This week we get together and let the chat flow. We get into the question of if fat loss is as simple as eating a little more protein, walking a bit more, getting a little more sleep etc then why is it so hard to do?

We also chat over the cost of taking action vs the cost of not taking action? how your goals might evolve over time and the value of small habits and the compound effect. 

Enjoy the episode!


May 17, 202229:34
Ruthless application of the basics with Max Johnson

Ruthless application of the basics with Max Johnson

What a cracker of an episode we have for you this week! Bodybuilder Max Johnson, aka 1repmaxx, joined us to chat about training, nutrition and mindset. There are a ton of golden nuggets in this episode, and while you may not be a body builder in the classical sense of the term, Max's knowledge and insights can apply to your fitness and body composition goals. 

Thoughtful, insightful answers from one of the smartest, hardest working and genuinely nicest people in fitness. 

Enjoy the episode. 


May 10, 202201:19:52
Sometimes, close enough is good enough!

Sometimes, close enough is good enough!

Sometimes we get caught up in the details, when many of us just need to get a little better to see results.
May 03, 202217:53
S3 E15: 2 Mindset flips for better results

S3 E15: 2 Mindset flips for better results

How we choose to think about our progress and the results we get can go a long way to making our efforts successful or not. In todays episdoe we cover 2 important mindset flips that can transform how you think about your goals and the progress you make. 

Enjoy the episode

Dave


Apr 19, 202226:44
S3 E14 MythBusters

S3 E14 MythBusters

There is so much outdated and, frankly, wrong fitness and nutrition information out in the world that we could do one of these episodes every week from now until the end of time and not make a dent in it. But we decided to take on a few of the more common myths that we see often and break them down to give you the real deal. 

Enjoy the episode


Dave


Apr 12, 202238:29
S3 E13 Goal evolution - Interview with Nicola Scott
Apr 05, 202255:51
S3 E12 It's not all 6 packs and thigh gaps

S3 E12 It's not all 6 packs and thigh gaps

This week Calumn and I chat about the difference in the perception and reality of what fitness is. From over edited pictures, and examples of the outliers in fitness and health, we get a very skewed picture of what we expect our results to look like and that can be a major roadblock for many people, since results like those most often seen take a long time and only the most hardcore folks will ever come close to achieving them. 

We chat about how our client expectations change over the time they work with us and I go on a bit of a rant about those folks who push unrealistic results from cookie cutter training and diet advice. 

Enjoy the episode.

Dave

Mar 30, 202238:00
S3 E11 Technical difficulties

S3 E11 Technical difficulties

This week I'm back on my own as Calumn has a slight issue with his internet connection. So I took the chance to chat a bit about a couple of topics that came up over the past week. 

The first is the question of how to integrate both cardio and strength work into your training schedule, how the interference effect works and how you might go about combining the 2 depending on your goal. The second is an overview of a recent study looking at the effects of sleep on calorie intake as well as a brief overview of how I talk to clients about how to structure your sleep schedule to try to maximise your sleep. 

Enjoy the episode!

Dave


Mar 22, 202221:05
S3 E10 Trust me, I've been told. - Interview with Andy Watson
Mar 15, 202240:60
S3 E9 Kick him in the .... and run away

S3 E9 Kick him in the .... and run away

All becomes clearer during the episode. 

This week we answer a couple of client and listener questions about training intensity and about not overthinking your options. 

We often think that if we aren't broken by the end of our training sessions, then we're not making progress. But in this episode we chat over why that isn't strictly true, and how the answer is a lot more nuanced than that. 

We also chat about how overthinking gets in the way of progress during our answer to "What are other options other than water for drinking?" While the answer is obvious, overthinking gets in the way and holds us back from making a decision. We go over how to get past that roadblock and dstart to make more progress. 

Enjoy the episode!

Dave and Calumn

Mar 08, 202237:17
S3 E8 5 tips you can use right now to improve your results

S3 E8 5 tips you can use right now to improve your results

In this weeks episode I go over 5 tips you can put into place right now to improve your progress and results. You don't need any special equipment, no fancy methods, only the desire to use them and the effort needed to work on them. 

Enjoy the episode, 

Dave


Mar 01, 202226:04
S3 E7 Comparison is the thief of joy, or is it?
Feb 22, 202244:03
S3 E6: Return of the Cal. (plus 5 tips for busy people)
Feb 15, 202235:38
S2 E5: You are the average of what you do

S2 E5: You are the average of what you do

Your results are the average of your actions over a much longer time than you might think. 

Whether your goal is fat loss, muscle gain, improved fitness os some other change, consistency beats intensity every time. In todays podcast I go into this idea more deeply and give you a couple of examples from my own experiences to help illustrate a bit of a mindset shift that could help you. 

Enjoy the episode,

Dave


Feb 08, 202214:07
S3 E4 Client questions answered.
Feb 01, 202225:55
S3 E3 - One macronutrient to rule them all
Jan 25, 202242:51
S3 e2 The gym beginners checklist (part 2)

S3 e2 The gym beginners checklist (part 2)

In this episode we bring you 5 more tips to help you get into the gym (or get back in!)
Jan 21, 202228:27
S3 E2 (part 1) The gym beginners checklist

S3 E2 (part 1) The gym beginners checklist

This week we bring you 10 tips to help you get into (or back into) the gym. Some of these are obvious, some not so much, all have value!

In this episode, we bring you the first 5 on the list as the recording went on longer than either Calumn or I expected and we thought it made sense to split it in 2. 

Enjoy the episode and look out for part 2, coming soon!

Dave


Jan 18, 202226:03
S3 E1! The goal setting one.
Jan 11, 202236:48
S2 E18 The End of year wrap up

S2 E18 The End of year wrap up

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The end of season 2! 

Calumn and I are taking a well-earned break over the Christmas and new year period, so this weeks episode is a look back on the last year. 

What we've changed over the last 12 months both personally and professionally, insights gained and more. 

Thank you all for taking the time to check out the podcast over the last 12 months, your continued support means a lot.

Have a great Christmas and New Year, and we'll be back in  2022 with more great content!

Dave

Dec 14, 202147:06
S2 E17: The "C" Word

S2 E17: The "C" Word

In this week's episode, Calumn and I chat about Christmas, whether you need to survive it, and give you some actionable tips on how to navigate the festive period. 

Enjoy the episode!

Dave

Dec 07, 202136:31
S2 E16 5 tips to get the most out of your workouts
Nov 30, 202134:36
S2 E15: Eating tips for when you're away from home
Nov 23, 202131:45
S2 E14: Should you workout when you are sick...?
Nov 16, 202124:26
S2 E13: 5 social media fitness myths - busted!
Nov 09, 202149:06
S2 E12 Results may vary
Nov 02, 202117:47
S2 E11: What are your non-negotiables?
Oct 26, 202142:59
S2 E10: No pain, no gain?
Oct 19, 202126:22
S2 E9 Exercise sucks for fat loss...
Oct 12, 202141:08
S2 E8: How to eat better anywhere.
Oct 05, 202122:38
S2 E7: Tips for training when you're short on time
Sep 28, 202139:05
S2 E6: Structure equals freedom

S2 E6: Structure equals freedom

We often look at structure and routine as boring and things that take away from our freedom, when in actuality, they are exactly what's needed to give you more freedom in your days and weeks. 

In this week's podcast, Calumn and I chat over our evolving morning and evening routines, the value we've found in building more structure and routine into our days, and give you some ideas and tips on building out your own routines to help you get the best out of your days. 

Check it out, and leave a rating and/or a review wherever you get your podcasts!

Dave and Calumn

Sep 21, 202143:26
S2 E5: Sometimes we get things wrong...

S2 E5: Sometimes we get things wrong...

A wise man once said that if you look back on how you used to do things and aren't embarrassed, you're not improving. 

When we start anything new it's important to look at what we are doing and why we're doing it in a particular way, then look for ways we can improve. And PT is no different, we're constantly looking for ways to improve how we deliver our coaching, and, inevitably, we look back and shake our heads at the way we used to do things. But it's an important part of the process and in this week's episode, Calumn and I look back at things we've changed our minds on in both training and nutrition and how we've improved our approaches. 

As always, we'd appreciate it if you could take 2 minutes and leave a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts!

Enjoy the episode. 



Sep 14, 202135:21
S2 E4: All or nothing doesn't work
Sep 07, 202134:33
S2 E3: Everything your need to know about NEAT
Aug 31, 202135:22
79: 9 Freaking fabulous fat loss tips
Aug 24, 202150:21
78. A new era...
Aug 17, 202130:22
77. 3 better measures of progress

77. 3 better measures of progress

I often have the conversation of weight and fat loss with clients. Both new and old clients find themselves getting caught up on weight and using that as their sole measure of progress, and because it doesn't always reflect how much progress is being made, they get disheartened with the process. 

In today's episode I go over why weight doesn't always reflect progress and 3 other measures of progress that I try to have clients focus on instead. 

I also go over a mindset flip that may help you reinforce the good habits that you are trying to build, particularly when the going gets tough and life gets in the way of your great plans. 


Aug 04, 202114:19
76: The myth of willpower and make your training complement your lifestyle

76: The myth of willpower and make your training complement your lifestyle

Willpower is often touted as the best way to achieve your goals, and certainly, it is a large component for making sure you put in the work necessary to get where you want to go. However, when it comes to making sure you don't do something it's not all that useful. For example, you need to have a certain amount of willpower to make sure you get your butt in the gym to get your training sessions done and reap the benefits, but it's less useful when you are trying your hardest to ignore the siren call of the jumbo bag of Doritos in the kitchen cupboard. 

In today's episode I go over this issue and what you can do about it and how I am using this info in my week long social media fast, as well as why you need to periodize your training to make sure it complements your life instead of complicating it. 

Enjoy the episode,

Dave


Jul 27, 202115:59
75: NEATen up for better results

75: NEATen up for better results

N.E.A.T. - Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, just a fancy way of saying everything you do each day that isn't structured,d deliberate exercise plays a pretty big role in how many calories you burn each day, and therefore, a big role in creating and maintaining your calorie deficit and fat loss results. 

For many of us, switching to working from home has reduced our activity levels from "moderately active" to sedentary, slashing the calories we need at to maintain our weight and making it even harder to lose weight. Understanding how big an impact this has, and more importantly, what you can do to reverse this trend, will transform your results. 

In today's episode I go over the factors affecting your metabolism and how changes in activity levels impact your fat loss efforts, and give you a few tips to get this back on track and boost your results. 

Enjoy the episode!

Dave









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Jul 20, 202119:39
74: Fat loss is simple, not easy

74: Fat loss is simple, not easy

Fat loss is often marketed as being easy, just eat less and move more. But if it was that easy, everyone would be as lean as they want to be already.

The truth is that there is a big disconnect between simple and easy, and the 2 often get confused. Just because something looks simple, doesn't make it easy. 

In today's episode I look at 5 factors that make the biggest difference for fat loss and why they aren't always as easy as you might expect. Then I give some actionable ideas for you to start making them a little easier to implement. 

Enjoy the episode,

Dave

Jul 13, 202123:28
73: 3 tips to make your progress easier

73: 3 tips to make your progress easier

This week I share 3 tips that I think will help you flip your mindset around training and nutrition, making it that bit easier to stay on track and succeed in your efforts. 

Enjoy the episode!

Dave


Jul 07, 202115:16
72: Beat minimums, make progress

72: Beat minimums, make progress

It's easy to be put off by the big targets we see around training and nutrition, particularly if you are new to training or taking your first steps to improving your nutrition. 

So instead of stressing over these big, seemingly arbitrary targets, how about we start smaller and aim to hit or push past the minimums you can still use to make progress?

In this weeks episode I go over some common "ideals" we are told to aim for in training, nutrition and recovery, and give you alternative minimums you can shoot for instead, helping you make progress and build the confidence to gradually increase your targets as you feel ready to. 

Enjoy the episode!

Dave


Jun 29, 202113:27
71. How to beat the fear of getting started

71. How to beat the fear of getting started

We all experience a little fear or apprehension at the start of a new goal. Whether that is getting started at the gym for the first time, starting a new training block or getting started with a fat loss goal. 

In this week's episode I go over the main ways that fear can make itself known, and how you can beat it and get started towards the goals that matter to you. 

As always, I appreciate you taking the time to check out the podcast and any questions or feedback is always welcome. 

Have a great day, 

Dave

Jun 15, 202115:14
70. The 4 S's of successss

70. The 4 S's of successss

We know that training and nutrition are essential for progress, but lack of progress often comes down to missing one of the 4 s's. 

In this weeks episode I go over what the 4 s's are and how each one is necessary to help you make the best progress you can with your fitness and body comp goals. 

Thank you for taking the time to check out the episode and, if you can, please leave a rating and review wherever you get your podcasts. 

Have a great week, 

Dave

Jun 08, 202112:21
69: How to set your calories up for fat loss success

69: How to set your calories up for fat loss success

First of all, you don't have to count calories to make great progress with your fat loss goals, but you do need a system you can use, and I give you, not one, but 2 options in the episode! 

But if you do want to track calories and/ or macros, you need to know where to start, (using myfitnesspal's guidelines is a recipe for disaster).

In today's episode, I take you through setting up your calories, protein, carbs, and fats to give you the best chance of success. I go over why I use calorie ranges to help you stay on track more easily and I cover how you can use the calorie ranges to your advantage, improving your adherence and consistency, and making progress all the more likely. 


Enjoy the episode.

Dave


Jun 01, 202124:13
68: The unsexy keys to progress

68: The unsexy keys to progress

We often place too much value on big, one-off events and too little on the more regular, mundane events that we experience. And the same can be said for our training and nutrition journeys. 

We overvalue one "perfect" day of eating, and undervalue the consistent application of good enough. 

We overvalue the deadlift or squat PR, and undervalue the consistency of training with intensity week in and week out. 

We overvalue the catching up of sleep over consistently getting adequate sleep. 

It's time to focus in on the boring, unsexy truth, consistency of effort matters, in whatever area you want to make progress. 

Enjoy the episode.

Dave


May 26, 202113:53
67: Interview with Colin Cox
May 18, 202122:39
66: 6 tips for hard gainers (that can help with fat loss too)

66: 6 tips for hard gainers (that can help with fat loss too)

If you struggle to make progress with adding muscle mass, these tips are for you. I always struggled to gain weight and muscle size before I started learning more about fitness, training and nutrition on my journey to becoming a PT, but these tips, gained from increasing my knowledge and from hard won experience, helped me add around 35kgs to my frame over a few years. Hopefully, they'll help you take some of the guesswork out of the process and get you there a little quicker.
And if your goal is fat loss, then these tips can help you too. Ignore tips 1 and 2, but no.s 3-6 are universal good practice for improving body composition regardless of whether you're goal is fat loss or muscle gain.
May 11, 202117:34
65: Client questions

65: Client questions

This week I answer 3 client questions that will help you with your nutrition and training too. 

Do you need to eat before training?

Why am I not seeing progress?

How do I increase my protein intake?

Check out the episode, and remember to leave a rating a review wherever you get your podcasts!

Stay strong, 

Dave


May 04, 202116:08
64. What about the energy out side of the fat loss equation?

64. What about the energy out side of the fat loss equation?

In this episode, we look a some of the factors that affect the energy in side of the fat loss equation.

You often see the other side of calorie balance, the factors that affect energy out (BMR, NEAT, TEF and EAT) but we don't often look at those on the other side. And I think it's important to at least be aware of them because these often act as constraints or limiting factors in our ability to make good food choices. And being aware of them allows you to find workarounds that help with your food choices and help you make better progress.

As always, thank you for taking the time out of your day to check out the podcast!

Dave

Apr 28, 202115:43
63: 5 tips for getting back to the gym (and why I won't be there on day 1)

63: 5 tips for getting back to the gym (and why I won't be there on day 1)

The countdown to the gyms re-opening is well and truly on! With only a few days till the gyms here in Scotland re-open you may be thinking about getting back in there and lifting heavy things again. You may also(understandably) be feeling a little anxious about it. 

This week I have a short episode with 5 tips to help you out. And while I won't be in there on day 1, I will be putting all of these tips to good use when I do get in there on Tuesday!

Thanks for taking the time to check out the episode!

Dave

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Apr 20, 202109:27
62: Control the controllables

62: Control the controllables

We often get caught up in focussing on the outcomes we want, which are usually out of our control, and fail to put in the effort and focus to those behaviours we can control and that will lead to those desired outcomes.

Switching your focus, letting go of the outcomes and putting more effort into becoming more consistent with your behaviours will transform your results. 


I also go into the comparison trap, when comparison is good and where it's bad. What you should focus on when comparing your progress to others and what to avoid in order to benefit from it. 

Thank you as always, for taking the time out of your day to check out the podcast!

Dave


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Apr 13, 202116:12
61. There are no short cuts...

61. There are no short cuts...

I received an email today wanting to let me know all about this amazing Japanese tea that would turn me into a fat burning machine... I have no idea how it weaseled its way out of my junk folder and into my inbox, but it did. And it highlights the issues with nutrition, fat loss and training, namely, people trying to sell you shortcuts and miracles and trying to take your cash and leave you with nothing of any real value. 

Your results are the average of what you do over a long time, and aren't influenced, in the slightest, by short cuts and hacks. 

I also go into my own struggles with training recently, and what my plan is to get myself going again to make some progress before the gyms reopen on the 26th. And I give you 3 tips to help get you back on track if you need it. 

Enjoy the episode.

Dave







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Apr 06, 202111:39
60: 5 nutrition myths that need to die.
Mar 30, 202121:42
59: How to fix your back after working at home for a year.
Mar 23, 202117:46
58: 5 tips to improve your home workout consistency

58: 5 tips to improve your home workout consistency

I'm back, just me, myself and I, after a few weeks of interviews to bring you 5 great tips to help improve your ability to be more consistent with your home workouts. 

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to listen, I hope you enjoy the episode. 

Dave







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Mar 16, 202116:16
57. Interview with Yves Ollivier
Mar 09, 202131:04
56. Interview with Beth Wilkas Feraco
Mar 02, 202134:34
55. Interview with John Wood from Tri-Coaching
Feb 23, 202146:02
54: Interview with Henry Paget
Feb 16, 202133:29
53, Just me, myself and I

53, Just me, myself and I

After a couple of weeks of interviews, it's back to just me on the podcast for this week. I had a couple of questions this week, one from a climber and another about fat loss and the importance of protein. So I took the opportunity to put out a couple of answers and hopefully give you some great info to help with your goals.

Dave




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Feb 09, 202118:39
52: Keeping it real, interview with Ed Griffiths
Feb 02, 202148:33
51: Different strokes for different folks - Interview with Rob Clark
Jan 26, 202139:55
50: Going into the Pain Cave - Interview with Nikki Gibson

50: Going into the Pain Cave - Interview with Nikki Gibson

Episode 50!

Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to check out the podcast and either left a review or rating, or messaged me with feedback. It's very much appreciated and I'm looking forward to bringing more guests on and to keep bringing you the best info I can. 

This week I have Nikki Gibson on. Nikki is a Performance Physiologist, meaning she helps elite athletes ring the most out of their potential possible. She gives some fantastic advice on adjusting training goals and methods throughout lockdown, stress and its effects, we chat about wearable tech, sleep and its importance and a lot more besides. 

Enjoy the episode. 

Dave




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Jan 19, 202140:48
49: Do hard things

49: Do hard things

It's easy, when times are a bit more challenging, to always default to the easy option. Choosing Netflix over a workout, takeaway over home cooked, or lazing on the sofa instead of getting out for a walk. But we know that choosing the positive options will make us feel better, even if it means a little more effort is required to make them happen. 

In todays episode, I talk more about that, as well as going into the idea that you need to forget about waiting for the "optimal" time to take action. The best time is never going to appear, so take action now, no matter how small it may seem, and over time you'll see the accumulation of these small steps as they add up over time. 

As always, thank you for taking the time to check out the episode, please consider leaving a review and/or rating wherever you get your podcasts!

Stay strong,

Dave







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Jan 12, 202114:36
48: Lockdown, again.
Jan 05, 202121:29
47: The goal setting episode.

47: The goal setting episode.

In todays short episode, we cover goal setting, understanding the why behind your goal, breaking them down in to short term outcomes and processes and how to measure your progress. 

Thank you so much for listening to this podcast over the last 9 months, I hope you have a great New Year, and I'll be back in 2021!

Dave


Dec 29, 202010:53
46: Not the end of year we'd hoped for...
Dec 23, 202013:57
45: You haven't ruined your progress
Dec 15, 202018:39
44. Breakfast?
Dec 08, 202023:50
43. Why?
Dec 01, 202015:00
42. The answer to everything
Nov 24, 202014:13
41: Structure = freedom
Nov 17, 202020:33
40: Ice cubes and fat loss
Nov 10, 202021:27
39: The good the bad and the ugly of fitness trackers
Nov 03, 202039:10
38: Eating too little for fat loss?
Oct 27, 202022:48
37: The 3 big rocks to focus on for fat loss
Oct 20, 202015:07
36. Why your diet failed you...

36. Why your diet failed you...

The way you decide on a dietary approach is likely why it failed you. 

We pick our diet based on what we see other people do rather than what will serve us the best, so maybe changing our approach will allow for more sustainable practices and far better results. 


Oct 13, 202026:59
35: The #1 reason to train

35: The #1 reason to train

Fitness isn't really about 6 pack abs and a big deadlift PR, as cool as those may be. Building good training and nutrition habits now is about laying the foundation for a better quality of life as you age. Building the physical and mental resilience and ability to handle whatever physical challenges you come up against as you age helps you stay independent for longer.

Oct 06, 202013:47
34. What are you willing to give up for your goals?

34. What are you willing to give up for your goals?

When thinking about our goals, we often take time to think about what we can do to get them, but we don't often take the time to give much thought about what we are willing to give up to achieve them.  

In today's episode I go into the various trade offs you might need to consider in order to get yourself to where you want to be, both from a performance standpoint and a fat loss one. 





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Sep 29, 202012:55
33. Why you should be tracking calories

33. Why you should be tracking calories

Tracking calories isn't obsessive, it's data collection.

We should be eating more intuitively but given the availability and ease of buying/ getting delivered hypercaloric and hyper palatable foods, our ability to eat more intuitively is limited.

By tracking calories, at least for a while, we can reset our understanding of how many calories we eat and learn to eat more intuitively once again.

Sep 22, 202022:09
32. Fat loss workouts don't exist...

32. Fat loss workouts don't exist...

Fat loss workouts don't exist. After a section in this past weekends blog post, and an Instagram post , I had a request from a follower to go into this idea a bit more deeply.

So this week I covered:

Why fat loss isn't a training adaptation,

What training adaptations are,

Why these types of workouts don't burn fat, and what they do burn,

And how to choose a better route to fat loss results.

As always, thank you so much for checking out the episode, and if you have any questions or feedback, get in touch at dave@edinbrugh-pt.com or via Instagram!

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Sep 16, 202012:40
31. The keys to making progress in the gym

31. The keys to making progress in the gym

Today I chat a bit about the 2 key principles behind making progress in the gym and how to apply them to your training. I also cover the fast vs slow fat loss pros and cons I posted in a recent blog post to help you make the decision about which approach is right for you. 






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Sep 08, 202027:38
30: Return of the Gym-goer
Sep 01, 202022:23
29. Gregor Ridley on all things running
Aug 25, 202038:09
28. Do you have to track calories to lose fat?
Aug 18, 202016:59
27: Protein, calories and weighing yourself daily
Aug 11, 202022:15
26. The golf fitness coach - Andrew Watson

26. The golf fitness coach - Andrew Watson

In today's podcast I chat with Andrew Watson, aka The Golf Fitness Coach, about golf fitness, general fitness, getting back to the gym post lockdown and the new government approach to tackling obesity. 

If you want to find out more about Andrew and his coaching, you can find him here - www.instagram.com/thegolffitnesscoach or visit his website here - www.thegolffitnesscoach.com 

Enjoy the episode!

Dave


If you have questions or topics for the podcast, get in touch at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or via Instagram 

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Aug 05, 202053:02
25. Back to the gym.

25. Back to the gym.

This week I have 5 tips for helping you get back to the gym in the most pain free, time friendly way possible. 

Whether your gym has opened already, or, if like us here in Scotland, you're still waiting, these 5 tips can help make the transition back to training more smooth. 


Jul 28, 202017:25
24. Another brick in the wall

24. Another brick in the wall

This week I've been chatting to clients in their coaching calls, and the overriding theme has been planning and consistency. 

As the lockdown restrictions ease more and we have ever more pulls on our time, it's more and more important to have a plan that allows us to make the time for our health and fitness. Setting out a good plan is a key part of your health and fitness journey, allowing you to focus on what matters. 

Then being consistent with all the basics is what will actually get you the results you want. I go over the levels of nutrition, performance and recovery that you need to cover in order to be successful in whatever your goals are. 

Enjoy the episode, 

Dave


Jul 21, 202014:05
23. Books and burnout
Jul 14, 202024:51
22. Winning the body comp lottery.
Jul 07, 202011:24
21. 5 tips for beating the slump

21. 5 tips for beating the slump

Today I have 5 tips for beating the slump in motivation that I'm hearing about from clients at the moment. 

It's not unusual to find motivation slumping just now, so having some ideas on how to boost your momentum and increase your motivation to keep going is to help massively. 

Enjoy the episode and go leave some feedback or a review :)


Dave



Jun 30, 202013:22
20. The secret to fat loss

20. The secret to fat loss

Is there a secret fat loss tactic we're not telling you? No. Sorry, there is no secret method that PTs are holding onto until you give us money! 

This weeks episode I look at the 6 factors that affect fat loss, and how you can zero in on what works best for you. 

Consistency, calorie balance, protein intake, carbs and fats, meal timings and supplements. What matters? What doesn't? 

Check it all in the episode. 



Jun 23, 202029:08
19. The addition mindset
Jun 16, 202022:25
18. Why I no longer give meal plans, and other things I've changed my mind on
Jun 09, 202027:47
17. Prepping and portion control for better results.
Jun 02, 202022:23
16. Do you need fasted cardio for fat loss??
May 26, 202020:55
15. Interview with Calumn Duthie from CDFitnesscoaching
May 19, 202043:33
14. What's the best training split for your goals?
May 12, 202022:06
13. Creating a new normal
May 05, 202018:44
12. Simple, effective and sustainable
Apr 28, 202015:05
11. Filling in the gaps

11. Filling in the gaps

How to make the most out of your training and balance your approach for better full body results. 

Movement categories I speak about in the episode:

1. Horz push

2. Horz pull

3. Squat

4. Hinge

5. Vert push

6. Vert pull

7. Sl squat

8.SL hinge

9. 1 arm press

10. 1 arm row

Link to the blog post is here

Also, the 80-20 approach to your diet to help build in more flexibility to your nutrition. 


If you have any questions, shoot me a message at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or head over to Instagram and message me there.

If you would like your free copy of my home workout guide, you can get that here

For online training enquiries, contact me here

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Apr 21, 202017:22
10. Comparison is the thief of joy
Apr 14, 202013:15
9. How often should you change your workouts??
Apr 07, 202020:24
8. Mastering your home workouts

8. Mastering your home workouts

What you need to do to improve your home workout experience and a mindset shift to help you deal with the lockdown period and get the best out of the next few weeks or months. 

If you have any questions, shoot me a message at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or head over to Instagram and message me there.

If you would like your free copy of my home workout guide, you can get that here

For online training enquiries, contact me here




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Mar 31, 202013:42
7. Will I lose all my gains during the lockdown??
Mar 24, 202013:54
6. How to make progress during the Corona quarantine. Mindset, diet, training and more!
Mar 18, 202015:35
5. Motivation comes last, and my 3 go to supplements for health, performance and body composition.

5. Motivation comes last, and my 3 go to supplements for health, performance and body composition.

I'm on holiday this week! So before I left I recorded a short episode to discuss motivation and the 3 supplements I have no issue recommending for improved health and body comp results.  You can find out more about any supplement you might be considering at examine.com If you have questions or topics for the podcast, your can email me at dave@edinburgh-pt.com or message me on Instagram  Title music - "Metalmania" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Mar 10, 202013:15
4. Don't be a gym douche, beat overthinking and the key to fat loss diets.
Mar 03, 202019:10
3. Fat loss vs weight loss, can you target fat loss and getting abz
Feb 25, 202018:43
2. Motivation, working 9-5, and celebrate your wins!
Feb 18, 202015:51
Episode 1: The origin story
Feb 13, 202013:05