I used to have really bad back pain. And training in the gym, especially squatting, didn’t help at all. But that’s because I was doing it wrong. Years of research and experimentation later, my back is so much better, as is my squatting technique. What’s the secret? It has something to do with imagining you’re sucking a smoothie through a straw using an intimate body part. Let me explain. On with the show. thesculptedvegan.com
Bear with me for a moment. “Cellulite” was invented by the fashion magazines and beauty product manufacturers in the 1960s. Before then it didn’t have a special name. So nowadays we’re all being misled into spending fortunes on magic creams that claim to “reduce its appearance” and never do. In this episode, I strip away all the lies, all the nonsense, and reveal what cellulite actually is, and what you can DO to attack it. thesculptedvegan.com
Butt, bum, arse, ass - whatever you call it, few parts of the body cause as much head-scratching and discussion as the rear end. Whether you like it big or small, we all aspire to having firm buttocks. My guest this week is known as The Glute Guy. Bret Contreras was teased at school for his diminutive butt, so he decided that the best revenge was to learn everything there was to know about glutes. After today’s show, you too will have a degree in buttology. thesculptedvegan.com
Let me start by saying that vegans can be the nastiest bunch of b******s you’ll ever meet - some of them. So why did I decide to join them? Raised in a meat-loving family, I even had to apologise to my dad whenever I invited a vegetarian to dinner. And yes, to this day I still miss the taste of cheese. So why did I change? Warning: the reason why I became a vegan is going to shock/surprise/annoy/disgust or delight you, but you’re sure to learn something. Listen on.
I’m getting asked this question a lot during lockdown. So in this week’s show I clear up some of the myths about how muscles grow, how long they stay toned, when they start to atrophy and what you can do about it. And how you DON'T even need anything as basic as a couple of dumbbells and an exercise band to maintain your muscles when the gyms are closed. Oh, and hear the secret of how my husband grew more muscle in two months than he had in the previous two years. Let’s go!
My guest this week only eats meat - that’s all. And when I first heard about her I dismissed her as a crazy fool. But when I heard her moving life story, I changed my opinion 180 degrees. This is the story of how Mikhaila - daughter of the famous professor of psychology, Jordan B. Peterson - and I became firm friends, despite fundamental differences in our approach to food.
Conquering Fear to Run 6 Back-to-Back Marathons in the Sahara Desert (with Brian Keane) - Episode 29
Anybody who runs the Marathon des Sables - which is 6-day race, run through the Sahara Desert in blistering heat - knows something about ultra-fitness, and is definitely worth a listen. This week, I talk to Brian Keane about his journey from primary school teacher to ultra-athlete and coach, and specifically about the fears he conquered to get there.
They’ve closed your gym. And you’ve got little, or no, equipment at home. So, what now? What’s achievable if, like most of the world at the moment, you’re stuck training at home? Well, you can achieve more than you think. This is a behind the scenes look at how, after four years of professional bodybuilding, and only training in gyms, I took on the challenge of developing a training program that can be done successfully at home with zero equipment. www.thesculptedvegan.com
Find a relaxing place to settle down, close your eyes. and listen to Rose Henry’s meditation that was featured in Episode 27. It’s an ideal way to help you cope with these turbulent times, to take time out, put aside your worries and just concentrate on the breath.
Rose Henry changed my life. When you’re training your body intensely it’s easy to forget to look after your mind. It was my mum who found her, and badgered me to give her a try. I did, and wow. Not only does she perform tarot readings that blow my sceptical mind, but her meditations are so centring and calming. So let’s see what she has to say about the current crisis. www.thesculptedvegan.com