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The Iron Life Podcast #52: Martin Rooney on Fear, Adversity, Risks and What it Takes to be a Coach

The Iron Life Podcast #52: Martin Rooney on Fear, Adversity, Risks and What it Takes to be a Coach

Martin Rooney is an author, Olympian, speaker, podcast host, five time Top 100 Most Influential and creator of Training for Warriors.

But above all, Martin is a coach.

Throughout his career he has trained UFC Champions, The New York Giants, New York Jets and countless professional athletes.

In recent years, Martin has taken his training philosophy he’s used for his elite athletes and modified it to gear his training for the general population through his global brand, Training for Warriors.

Martin has been a major influence on my career and today I had the privilege to sit down and chat with him.

His new book, Coach to Coach is now available and is an absolute MUST READ for ANYONE!

In our conversation we cover:

  • How Martin is currently handling this pandemic
  • How he turned something he had very little passion for into a life of purpose
  • The early days of training UFC champions
  • The best way for people to cope with stress and fear
  • Turning challenges into triumph
  • What all gym owners should be worried about right now
  • Controlling the controllable

And a lot more.

Martin Rooney is a world class leader in fitness and there is a ton that you are going to get out of this conversation.

Click below to listen.

http://theironlifepodcast.libsyn.com/52-martin-rooney-on-fear-adversity-risks-and-what-it-means-to-be-a-coach


The Iron Life Podcast #50: The Secret to Getting Jacked with Matt Nuttall

The Iron Life Podcast #50: The Secret to Getting Jacked with Matt Nuttall

My guest today is Matt Nuttall.

Matt has worked in the fitness industry for the last 15 years as a trainer and strength coach.

His background is of wide variety, from casual gym goer to martial arts and physique competitor.

Matt also represented England in the WKA World Championships, and was selected to represent the UK in Thai Boxing.

Today he shares his knowledge with you on the ILP.

We go into a variety of topics, including:

  • His training methods
  • Our favorite training programs
  • How he trained when fighting
  • Competing in men’s physique
  • The truth about getting jacked
  • How you can make gains today

And much more.

I had a blast talking to Matt and I think you’ll really enjoy our chat. Click below to listen.

http://theironlifepodcast.libsyn.com/50-the-secret-to-getting-jacked-with-matt


The Iron Life Podcast #49: The Power to Transform with Gabs Borges

The Iron Life Podcast #49: The Power to Transform with Gabs Borges

My guest on today’s show is Gabs Borges.

Gabs is a yoga instructor and owner of & Flow Yoga in Oceanport, NJ.

Her and I were driving down to shoot some content at her studio and figured it would be the perfect time to press the record button.

We covered a lot of ground in this episode from:

  • How gyms and yoga studios can handle this pandemic
  • Opening a gym or studio
  • How she is completely unrelated to Ruben Borges (thank god)
  • Her nutrition and and training regimen
  • The one addiction she has that no one knows about
  • The value of human connection
  • My dead bird, Caesar (pretty bird)
  • Getting started with yoga (and training)

And a lot more.

Click below to listen and enjoy the show.

http://theironlifepodcast.libsyn.com/49-the-power-to-transform-with-gabs-borges


#48: From a Fat Kid to Jiu Jitsu Black Belt with Helio Sa

#48: From a Fat Kid to Jiu Jitsu Black Belt with Helio Sa

Helio Sa is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

He’s also a personal trainer, Jiu Jitsu competitor and my Jiu Jitsu coach.

On today’s episode, Helio and I cover:

  • Why he began training Jiu Jitsu
  • Training Jiu Jitsu in Brazil
  • How he went from a fat kid to Jiu Jitsu black belt and personal trainer
  • What children can do to stop bullying
  • Checking the male ego
  • His favorite submission he uses to choke me unconscious

An a lot more.

I had a blast chatting with Helio on today’s show and there is a ton that you can take from this conversation.

Enjoy the show.

Click below to listen.

http://theironlifepodcast.libsyn.com/48-life-lessons-of-jiu-jitsu-with-helio-sa


The Iron Life Podcast #47: The Future is Female Powerlifting with Heidi Dehnel

The Iron Life Podcast #47: The Future is Female Powerlifting with Heidi Dehnel

My guest on today’s show is Heidi Dehnel.

Heidi is a United States Powerlifiting Association Coach Practitioner, National Officiate and State Records Chairman.

She is a former figure and bikini competitor and holds Texas and Alabama state records in powerlifting for the USPA.

Heidi is also the co-owner of Core Strength and Performance Gym in Alabama where she trains primarily women, and host of the podcast “The Future is Female Powerlifting”.

Her and I had a great discussion where we cover:

  • Her journey into bodybuilding and powerlifting
  • Overcoming adversity
  • What every woman needs to do to see REAL fitness results
  • Turning her passion into a business
  • Training mistakes that you’re probably making
  • How to cope with stress and panic attacks
  • Conjugate periodization

And a lot more!

You can find her on Instagram @futureisfemalepowerlifting

Enjoy this info-packed episode.

Click below to listen.

http://theironlifepodcast.libsyn.com/47-the-future-is-female-powerlifting-with-heidi-dehnel


The Iron Life Podcast #45: Vital Leadership Skills During COVID-19 Outbreak

The Iron Life Podcast #45: Vital Leadership Skills During COVID-19 Outbreak

We are currently in uncharted territory .

Things are changing every second with the Coronavirus outbreak and people are worried.

And hell, it makes sense. These are scary times.

However, it is vital that you don’t panic in the midst of the chaos.

You see, the way you respond to this adversity deeply affects those you love.

Your family, friends, team, coworkers… all will follow your lead, so it’s vital that you lead in a way that true leaders do.

You lead from the fucking front.

You look this fear and uncertainty in the eyes and face it head on.

You can stand up to the fear caused by uncharted waters, or you can sit back and panic like everyone else.

My choice was made a long time ago.

Today’s episode of The Iron Life Podcast breaks down my 7 pillars of leadership so you can lead those you love effectively.

CLICK BELOW to listen.

Have a great weekend and stay safe.

The Iron Life Podcast #45: Vital Leadership Skills During COVID-19 Outbreak


The Iron Life Podcast #44: Bulletproof Your Immune System

The Iron Life Podcast #44: Bulletproof Your Immune System

With the chaos of the Coronavirus going on, it’s important to be proactive in how you take care of yourself.

We know that washing our hands and avoiding large crowds can help prevent the spread of the virus to some degree.

But what if we do happen to catch it?

I would like to believe that strengthening the f*ck out of your immune system wouldn’t be a bad thing.

On today’s episode I share with you a list of things you can do to enhance your immune system just in case you come across this thing.

It’s better to be proactive and do what you can rather than just sitting back on worrying.

Stay healthy and enjoy the show.

Click below to listen.

http://theironlifepodcast.libsyn.com/44-bulletproof-your-immune-system


The Iron Life Podcast #43: Melting Fat, Improving Pull-Up Strength, Better Warm-Ups, Conditioning and More

The Iron Life Podcast #43: Melting Fat, Improving Pull-Up Strength, Better Warm-Ups, Conditioning and More

Over the past year or so you have sent me some questions on achieving specific fitness goals.

On today’s episode of The Iron Life Podcast I’m heading to my IG to answer YOUR questions.

Some of the topics I cover include:

  • The best ways to incorporate mobility into a busy schedule
  • How you can progress the pull-up
  • The truth about burning body fat
  • What to add to your daily routine to get out of pain
  • How to enhance endurance

And more!

Click below to listen.

http://theironlifepodcast.libsyn.com/43-melting-fat-getting-out-of-pain-better-warm-ups-conditioning-and-more


The Iron Life Podcast #42: Fat Loss, Energy Systems & The Truth About HIIT

The Iron Life Podcast #42: Fat Loss, Energy Systems & The Truth About HIIT

HIIT has become extremely popular these days.

That’s because true high intensity interval training is extremely effective for losing body fat. Countless studies and real-world results have proven this. There’s just one problem…

Not one of these “HIIT” training facilities actually incorporate it the right way.

The issue here is that anyone can open a “HIIT” training facility.

And approximately .00000000000001% of these people understand energy systems and what HIIT actually looks like.

So I felt it was necessary to drop an episode of The Iron Life Podcast on how these energy systems work, so you can speed up the process of losing body fat and keep it off for good.

You’ll also learn how understanding these energy systems can even speed up your recovery, which means better gains in the gym.

Click below to listen.

#42: Fat Loss, Energy Systems & The Truth About HIIT


The Iron Life Podcast #41: WWE Strength Coach Sean Hayes Talks Strength, Programming, Performance and More

The Iron Life Podcast #41: WWE Strength Coach Sean Hayes Talks Strength, Programming, Performance and More

My guest on today’s episode of The Iron Life Podcast is Sean Hayes.

Sean is the head strength and conditioning coach at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fl.

He’s the former assistant strength coach at Penn State University and the Houston Texans.

Today he dives deep into:

  • What got him into training
  • How he began his career as a strength and conditioning coach
  • How training a women’s lacrosse team prepared him for coaching in the NFL
  • Designing a training template for a group program
  • Transitioning as a coach for the NCAA to the NFL to the WWE
  • Training for the beat up lifter
  • The one thing that separates the greats from the average
  • How to modify exercises to get strong and jacked while saving your joints

And a lot more.

Sean and I had a great conversation that can certainly help you on your pursuit to better strength and fitness.

Click below to listen to our chat.

http://theironlifepodcast.libsyn.com/41-wwe-strength-coach-sean-hayes-talks-strength-programming-and-performance-and-more