The Second One About Nutrition (and Play!)

This week, Matt, Nate and Jake sit down to talk about the upcoming Challenge at their gym, and how their views of “good nutrition” and “good coaching” have evolved over the past year.  They also spend some time talking about the evolution of play within fitness (a topic we will be discussing in more detail in the coming months.)  There are some really critical concepts in here for coaches and athletes alike.  We hope you enjoy the discussion!

Best,

The Human Animal Team


Training Young Athletes w/ Special Guest Spencer Roloff

This week I am excited to have Coach Spencer Roloff on the pod!  Spencer is one of the phenomenal coaches at Force Fitness and has taken over our AR (Athletic Revolution) Program.  He mainly trains middle school and high school athletes, but also competes in Olympic Weightlifting and dances to Taylor Swift songs while wearing elf costumes – what’s not to like?

Today, we’ll cover a variety of topics on training, mindset, early specialization, and more!  Whether you are a parent, an athlete, or both – this one is for you.

Check it out.

PS You can find Spencer on Instagram/Twitter at:  https://twitter.com/SJRoloff


Breathing w/ Special Guest Lucy Hendricks

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This week, we are so lucky to have the lovely Lucy Hendricks on the pod!  Lucy is a coach at Gym Laird Strength and Conditioning in Lexington, KY and an all around beast when it comes to helping people breathe more efficiently and effectively.  Why does this matter?  Because breathing is the base of everything else we do.  Listen and I bet you’ll be surprised how much this can help your health and fitness!

*Note:  We had some technical difficulties with my microphone during the first 10minutes so the conversation might sound choppy but I edited my parts out.

Lucy also answered questions from our facebook page!

Check it out.


 

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The One About Nutrition – The Human Animal Podcast

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So we’ve finally come to it – the often alluded to “podcast about nutrition.”  The tricky thing about nutrition is that we don’t believe there is one diet that is perfect for everyone, all the time, wherever they are.  This leads to the favorite response when someone asks a question about nutrition:  “It depends…”  However, that answer can be infuriating – well then what the heck am I supposed to do?  Hopefully, this podcast can be a starting point for you.  In it, we discuss the three steps to individualizing your nutrition plan:

1)  Define your why.  Your mantra.

2)  Practice mindful eating.

3)  Individual Details

Finally, we hope we make clear why nutrition NEEDS to be complex and adaptive and how we can never forget that we are integrated beings.  There are so many threads weaving together when it comes to food.  We can’t look at just one we have to look at the entire tapestry.

Enjoy!

-Matt, Jake & Nate


Lessons Learned

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Another episode of The Human Animal Podcast is up!  I feel very blessed to be able to sit down with Nate, Jake, and the little man Rowan for a pow-wow session.  This week, we reflect back on the past year and lessons we have learned in fitness, health, and life.  I hope you get something out of our discussion and if you have some of your own, please hop on over to the Facebook page and leave us some feedback!  https://www.facebook.com/freefitguy

As always, feel free to send you questions in to thehumanwnanimalpodcast@gmail.com.  And if you have a sec, we’d really appreciate a rating on iTunes!

Have a great week everyone!

Best,

The Human Animal Crew