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The One About Nutrition

Episode 45 the one about nutrition


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.


-Matt, Jake & Nate

Mindful Eating Redux

episode 42 mindful eating redux


On this week’s episode, Nate and I sit down to talk about Mindful Eating and how our thinking has evolved over the last year of practice and coaching.  We introduce our revised 3 rules of mindful eating, talk about the first two steps to any successful nutrition plan, and discuss if happiness is really the root of what we are searching for.

We both feel we have grown and learned so much from our experiences on the podcast.  We openly invite you to join us in our journey as we continue to evolve in our message and our thinking.  Thank you for being a part of it all!

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Parkour and Ninja Warrior w/ Travis Noble Graves


This week we have another special guest on the pod, Travis Noble Graves!  Travis and I met back at one of the original MovNat certifications in Boston in 2012.  He designs all the conditioning programs for American Parkour, runs classes at their location in D.C., and teaches a Parkour certification instructors across the country.  If that weren’t enough, he’s also been a Finalist on American Ninja Warrior!  In this episode, we cover:

  • What is Parkour?
  • Is it dangerous and who can practice Parkour?
  • Overlaps between Parkour and MovNat
  • The importance of mindset (this was my biggest takeaway)
  • Community and History in Parkour
  • Conditioning in Parkour
  • and of course, AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR!

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Overtraining vs Under Recovering


This week Jake comes to the table with a question he’s been wrestling with:  how much training is too much training?  Specifically, he’s asking about young swimmers who spend 12 hours a week in the pool and are looking for more training to do outside of the pool.  What advice is best?  This sparks a discussion that covers:

  • What is overtraining?
  • The Stress-Recovery Cycle and Minimum Effective Dose
  • How to tell if you are working out too little or too much
  • Symptoms of overtraining
  • And basically how we can fix youth sports in America…

No punches were held back.  Take a listen and give us feedback on the FreeFit Guy facebook page! (which just had a bit of a makeover).

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Break out of the zoo.

-The Human Animal Team

Body Image w/ Molly Galbraith

episode 36 body image w/ molly galbraith

This week we have the amazing Molly Galbraith on the pod!  Molly is a trainer, lecturer, writer, and all around great person.  I was fortunate enough to meet Molly during the Train Like A Girl 2 Seminar (which she hosted and spoke at).  We’ve been keeping up with each other ever since on a topic near and dear to our hearts:  promoting healthy body image and mindset in our clients, friends, and family.  Molly jumped on the pod to discuss just this and other topics as well!

You can find more of Molly’s work here [and you’re going to want to :)]

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