Mind Set Game #24: If I’m going out, I’m going out on my terms with Gar Benn

In this episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Gar Benn.

Sigma Nutrition coach alongside Danny Lennon who I had on the show a while back. Gar is also the owner of City Gym in Limerick, Ireland. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #24: If I’m going out, I’m going out on my terms with Gar Benn”

Mind Set Game #22: The science of training with Mario Tomic

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Mario Tomic.

This episode is actually the precursor to Episode 9 with Mario.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What was his catalyst to changing his lifestyle?
  • What is his why (MOTIVATION)?
  • Mismanaging expectations. Is there any negative aspect to crash dieting?
  • Lowering your body fat, the downside to 6% (lower range) body fat. Can you truly measure body fat?
  • Why is there an obsession with having a six pack?

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Mind Set Game #9: Being a digital nomad with Mario Tomic

In this episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Mario Tomic who is a youtube sensation and in his own words was once a fat-skinny nerd and now he has become a ripped nerd.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • We talked about his nomadic lifestyle and how it came about?
  • What limiting factors are there to this type of lifestyle,
  • What effect does this lifestyle have on his training, does changing countries on such a regular basis have an impact on his nutrition and macros? 
  • How do you stop getting distracted and sharpen your focus? But can that not be difficult when you are moving from place to place?
  • And finally Mario has done a few free seminars recently, I asked him the question ‘Are there going to be any more in the pipeline?’

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Mind Set Game #8: Improve body oxygenation with Patrick McKeown

In this episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with World- renowned author and breathing practitioner Patrick McKeown who was educated at Trinity College in Dublin, before completing his clinical training in the Buteyko Breathing Method at the Buteyko Clinic, Moscow, Russia. This training was accredited by Professor Konstantin Buteyko.

From a young age, Patrick suffered from asthma and relied on an array of medicines and inhalers until he discovered the Buteyko Method at the age of 26, experiencing immediate relief from his symptoms. By applying the principals of the Buteyko Method, Patrick remains asthma-free since then, a feat that over 20 years of medication had failed to accomplish.

In a career spanning 15 years, Patrick has since also become a bestselling author and expert on the topic of optimal breathing for improved health, well-being and fitness.

“My mission is to empower people to take control of their own health, well-being and fitness using simple breathing exercises proven to improve body oxygenation”.

Since 2015, Patrick has been training Notre Dame elite track athletes Patrick Feeney, Chris Geisting and Jade Barber. Each athlete has credited the Oxygen Advantage® Program as playing a significant part in achieving their athletic goals. Patrick also trains NFL, Soccer and GAA players in The Oxygen Advantage® Program.

Patrick’s message is simple: “How you breathe at rest and during exercise will affect your overall performance. Learn to breathe correctly and see immediate results in your training.”

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Mind Set Game #2: Achieving the impossible with Professor Greg Whyte

In this episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Greg Whyte who is currently a Professor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University and Director of Performance at the Centre for Health and Human Performance in London.

Greg’s former roles include Director of Research for the British Olympic Association (BOA) and Director of Science & Research for the English Institute of Sport (EIS).

He is more well-known in the UK for his involvement in Comic/Sports Relief, since 2006 Greg has applied his sports science work to assist various celebrities in completing some of the toughest challenges.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Does the fitness industry fit an exercise to the person or the other way around?
  • How the fitness industry sees its members (my view not Greg’s) and Greg’s response
  • There are still people that think they achieve things by themselves
  • Physical activity is a spectrum
  • Boundaries are put upon ourselves
  • Is beetroot juice beneficial for endurance exercise?
  • Is carb loading necessary for 5/10km?

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