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Episode: #26 Stan “The White Rhino” Efferding on building true strength in your life

Who: Stan Efferding is an IFBB Professional bodybuilder and World Record Holding Powerlifter. He is one of only 10 men in the world to ever total over 2,300 pounds raw in competition. Stan holds the title as the Worlds Strongest Bodybuilder.

Stan studied Exercise Science at the University of Oregon and has been training high school, Collegiate, and Professional athletes for over 25 years.Stan conducts seminars all over the country for various sports and nutrition and training techniques. He has appeared in many magazines and writes for Muscular Development, Flex Magazine and Power Magazine.

Stan is also a successful Entrepreneur having built three different start-up businesses into multi-million dollar companies.

In this interview, we discuss, body building, business and how to build true strength in all areas of your life.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • How did he get into body building
  • What he thinks makes a great man
  • What makes someone super successful
  • How you can build gym consistency
  • Where do beginners in the gym go wrong
  • Are there fitness benchmarks we should all be able to do?
  • How can you build fitness, health, and muscle into your diet – the easiest way
  • Why we are quick to criticise and accuse other guys rather than use them as a role models
  • The factors that reduce your progress in the gym and where 99% of your gains really comes from
  • His take on trolls and steroid use and how you view it
  • What little changes did he make that gave him his biggest gains
  • A classic example of how he helped one of the strongest men in the world become even stronger by small tweaking his lifestyle and approach
  • The changing landscape of weight lifting
  • How he uses his education to propel himself to success
  • How you can find your why to go to the gym and what will make you stick at it
  • How you can build the mental toughness to start building your dream body
  • How does he prepare for lifting such huge weights
  • How the Rhino tracks his progress and how you can utilise this simple but effective strategy too
  • How having a family, a job etc is no excuse to build your dream body
  • What he wants people listening to this interview to take away from it
  • How he built numerous multi-million dollar businesses as well as slabs of muscles
  • The great story behind the Kooler
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • What he would say to all men
  • And so much more

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What was it?

‘DDP Yoga’ is a type of yoga that originated as ‘Yoga for the Guys’ (or my favourite term for it – ‘Broga’!) but it has gradually evolved over time into a badass, low impact, challenging yet calming, awesome workout program for anyone of any age or fitness level. It can either be performed as an accompaniment to your fitness plan or it can be the only workout you do and still see a great transformation to your body.

‘DDP Yoga’ uses what is known as Dynamic Resistance. What is that you ask? Well, I’ll let DDP answer that:

Dynamic Resistance is what makes DDP Yoga so powerful and so unique. I guess you could call it my “secret sauce.” You don’t need weights, bands or gadgets; the only resistance equipment you need is your body, because dynamic resistance uses counteracting muscles to continuously resist your movement. In simple terms, it’s like flexing all of your muscles as you move from one position to another. Dynamic resistance increases your heart rate and gets you into your Fat Burning zone. It converts slow moving, easy activity into fat-blasting muscle toning that quickly builds a sexy, slender, strong body.”

‘DDP Yoga’ basically involves you performing a range of moves (which are dependant on the pack purchased), keeping certain muscles tensed as you move, while at the same time, you control your breathing. Sounds simple, right? Try it! Dallas has formulated the workout so that you work the entire body, challenge yourself (regardless of your fitness), burn fat , build muscles (many that you miss in typical workout programmes) and be pumped up enough to do it again at the end of the move set without putting any pressure or strain on your joints and limbs.

Basically, it does this sort of thing – what could you do with ‘DDP Yoga?’:

 

Who runs it?

‘DDP Yoga’ is brought to you by a former wrestler, actor and now turned Yoga-entrepreneur ‘Diamond’ Dallas Page, or as he is better known to his legions of fans, ‘D.D.P’! Dallas discovered yoga through his wife, while he was rehabbing an injury he had sustained in the ring. He was approaching the age where the majority of performers typically were forced to retire due to the effects of injuries and wear and tear accumulated from wrestling. However, Dallas found that through yoga, he managed to get into the best shape of his life. He went on to win the title when he returned to the ring and continued to perform in the top tier of wrestling for years after. It was at this point that Dallas realised the benefits of yoga and how it can change people’s life. He realised that he could help so many people but first, he would need to shift the unfortunate stigma that yoga had gathered over the years and find a way to get the masses into yoga and build a hot body. This lead to ‘DDP Yoga’ being born!

 

How is it run?

You attend on the day. After a quick check in at the desk to check your desk you enter into the hall. You are given a warm welcome and find a space to unroll your mat. You place your personal belongings to the side and stand by your mat. Dallas works his way around the room and introduces himself to everyone in the room and chats to all. His amazing wife Brenda, works around the room, checking your setup, making sure your mat is in a suitable position and you will have adequate room to work out and so will those near you, without any accidentally hits with limbs as you move into various movements.

Page and Brenda work from a small stage in the room, which is visible to all in the room. Page wears a headset so all can hear him as he introduces himself and explains his story, his philosophy for DDP Yoga and how it can change you and your life. After a short but amazing little focus on your breathing, which can be used to help you in all situations, Dallas and Brenda start by demonstrating moves and they both point out key things to focus on. Page wears a heart rate monitor to demonstrate how his low impact but challenging version of yoga works to help you burn fat, build muscle and make you awesome regardless of your injury history or current issues.

After taking the class through a variety of different fun moves, explaining it first and then we copy, we take a short break. We get to ask Dallas questions about him and Yoga during a quick breather and water break. Afterwards, we run through a full body session led by Dallas and Brenda and Murray (the first certified Scottish DDP Yoga coach, assisting, and helping participants to correctly move into the various positions). The full session is done to some great music and motivation from Dallas.

The session started at 1 and lasted till 4, followed by a group picture and individual pictures and a chat with Dallas.

 

Who attended:

This was one of the best things about the session in my opinion. There were men, women, old and young, fit and very unfit and everything in between. There were people with disabilities, those who had never tried Yoga before, those coming back from injuries, those who hadn’t worked out since climbing off the couch but everyone had a great time. There were no drop outs during the session, as all of the exercises could be modified to suit the individual and their capabilities. DDP and Brenda (his wife) moved around, encouraging, pushing people, driving them to be their best. At the end, some were commenting on how they couldn’t believe what they had achieved, Page encourages you to reach a new level in your mental belief.

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Episode: #25 JP Sears on how to become a complete man

Who: JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, YouTuber, author, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life.  His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives.  JP is the author of “How To Be Ultra Spiritual,” (Sounds True Publishing, release date of March 7th, 2017).  He is very active with his online videos where he encourages healing and growth through his humorous and entertainingly informative videos, including his hit Ultra Spiritual comedy series, which has accumulated over 100 million views.  You can learn more about JP and his work at AwakenWithJP.com.

In this episode, we discuss how to be a complete man, emotions, passion, feelings, purpose and so much more.

 

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What we cover

 

  • Who he is
  • How he connects and create to help you live a more meaningful life
  • What a life coach is
  • What the biggest issue facing modern men is
  • The hard questions you need to ask yourself to live your best life
  • How to best utilise your emotions to succeed
  • The best way to start connecting to your emotions right now
  • How to find your purpose in life, what a modern man can do to remember how to connect to ourselves and the world
  • What is the drill you need to access the passion in your life
  • What the worst thing you can ever do is and how it is holding you back from the life you want
  • 3 things you can do right now to make your life explode in quality
    What about things like meditation etc – are they new age nonsense or something that you should be doing right now
  • How can we build stronger, deeper, true friendships
  • How you can keep in touch with him
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Episode: #24 Scott Herman on how to transform your fitness by watching YouTube

Who: Today’s guest is Youtube fitness sensation Scott Herman. Scott is one of the leading fitness coaches on Youtube, with over 670,000 Hermanities as he calls them, changing lives one user at a time. Scott has revolutionized the fitness industry with his own unique training philosophy that can help anyone transform their fitness.

Scott has revolutionized the fitness industry with his own unique training philosophy that can help anyone transform their fitness, just by watching YouTube.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • How he went from a Reality TV star to a fitness superstar on Youtube
  • How having a bigger brother helped him put on muscle
  • What he thinks makes a great man
  • What his principles are for picking a good gym for you to start working out
  • How you should go about picking a beginner program that is right for you
  • Are there exercises that you must do to succeed and get into shape?
  • Are there such things as physical benchmarks for modern men that they should be able to do?
  • What sort of things he hates to see in the gym
  • What a beginner should look out for when you start working out
  • How you can build consistency in the gym and finally achieve those goals you’ve only dreamed about
  • How you can avoid plateauing and find your ‘why’ for going to the gym
  • Just Saying
  • How you can start working out even if you have kids, returning from an injury etc
  • How you can find the inner drive to push those last few reps or hit a new PR
  • His top tips on dieting to get an ‘all year physique’
  • His take on Junk Food
  • When is it too late to improve their life
  • Why modern men get jealous instead of inspired
  • His take on drugs and steroids
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • What he wants people to take from this interview
  • What you should check out on his website right now – FREEFITNESS to get one month free!
  • And so much more

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Episode: #23 Diamond Dallas Page on how DDP Yoga can transform your life with a bang!

Who: Today’s guest is DDP Yoga Guru, wrestling Hall of Famer, actor, and motivational speaker, Diamond Dallas Page. Page started out small in the wrestling world and built himself into one of the well-known wrestlers of all time, starring in WCW, WWE and so much more. After injuries, he discovered an awesome health transformation workout, that incorporates body fat loss, lean muscle growth and improved cardio levels, all wrapped up in a very cool, manly version of Yoga that is definitely not your Momma’s Yoga and something you need to check out now.

In this interview we talk about DDP Yoga, wrestling, the Hall of Fame, the Resurrection of Jake the Snake movie and so, so much more.

 

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What we cover

 

  • Who he is – how he want from a bar owner to a Hall of Fame Wrestler and Yogi Life changer
  • How he got his start in the wrestling business and how he built his career from helper to superstar
  • DDP Yoga – how it isn’t your Momma’s yoga and how it will change your life
  • Examples of how DDP Yoga has transformed and helped so many people
  • Disabled Veteran Arthur Boorman
  • Who DDP Yoga is for
  • Why Yoga is the best method to recover and transform your body and health
  • How you can do his yoga regardless of your starting point or injury history
  • The importance of diet and how small mistakes in your diet can cause serious damage to your health – the addictive nature of sugar
  • The problems that men face today in modern society
  • His new book – coming shortly
  • The importance of breathing and positive thinking for leveling you which enables you to take on life
  • How repetition is the mother of learning
  • Tony Robbins
  • The one thing you need to do right now to change anything you want to in your life
  • The affirmation that he says to himself every day without fail
  • Shark Tank and how he learned the most valuable business lesson ever when wrestling

 

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Episode: #22 Nelson Dellis on how to train your memory to become a memory superhero

Who: Nelson Dellis is a 4x USA Memory Champion and one of the leading memory experts in the world, traveling around the world as a competitive Memory Athlete and memory consultant. As a Memory Champion, Mountaineer, and Alzheimer’s Disease Activist, he preaches a lifestyle that combines fitness, both mental and physical, with proper diet and social involvement.
He was born with an average memory but was inspired by the passing of his grandmother from Alzheimer’s disease in 2009 to start training his memory so that he could keep his mind strong and healthy throughout his lifespan. In a short period of time, he transformed into one of the leading competitive memorizers in the world, claiming four U.S. titles along the way, the elite Grandmaster of Memory title, as well as a number of U.S. memory records.
In this episode, we discuss how you can train your mind to become a memory superhero, no matter what starting point you begin with.

 

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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • How you can become a memory champion and the challenges you need to overcome to win and why he thinks he has been so successful
  • Why you need a good memory to succeed in life, no matter the job or sport
  • Are you born with a bad memory or just believe it?
  • How you can improve your own memory right now
  • How modern day technology is damaging our ability to remember
  • Are brain games worth your time?
  • velocity and art of memory.com
  • Is there a correlation with aging and memory reduction
  • Are there particular groups who have naturally strong memories and how they can do that
  • Do diet and exercise affect memory effectiveness and strength
  • Why Omega 3 is a good supplement to take for memory improvement
  • How can we eliminate the distractions in modern day life to improve our brain functions and memory use
  • How you can begin remembering names right now
  • Is there a difference remembering a lot of information against remembering a small amount of info
  • The role that emotions play in memory
  • What are are the easiest and hardest things to remember
  • Are there things you can’t learn
  • What are Memory Palaces and how can you use it as a memory filing cabinet
  • Does he use meditation to help his memory?
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • What is his guilty pleasure?
  • Can memory skills get you, women?
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

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During the 30-day trial and then for a monthly fee of £7.99, Amazon Prime members can:

  • Enjoy unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows
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  • Watch Amazon Originals in HDR on living room devices
  • Watch exclusive hit TV shows not available anywhere else in the UK
  • Get unlimited, FREE One-Day Delivery on millions of items
  • Borrow from thousands of titles from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
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  • Listen to over 2 million songs on Prime Music

 

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Episode: #21 Joe De Sena on how you can Spartan Up to race through obstacles in your life

Who: Today’s guest is CEO and co-founder of the Death Race and the Spartan Race, Joe De Sena. A Spartan race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 3 miles to marathon distances including fire jumps, barbed wire, monkey bars and so much more. He is also the author of ‘Spartan Up: A Take no-prisoners guide to overcoming and achieving peak performance in life’. In this episode, we discuss why you need to take part in and the benefits of the Spartan Race, why you need to learn to be uncomfortable again and How you can use the obstacles in the race to overcome the obstacles in your life.

 

 

 What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • What a Spartan Race is
  • What competing in a Spartan Race does to improve your life and mindset
  • Have men forgotten how to be physical?
  • How you can learn to be a real man again
  • What makes a good man
  • What can you do right now to replicate the successful men of old
  • Why we need to manufacture adversity in our lives
  • How do modern men compare to past generations
  • Who he looks to in his life as a real life model
  • Why he idolises Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
  • Is there a general reason why the majority of people undertake Spartan Race’s
  • The ‘real’ benefits to a Spartan Race you might not have thought of
  • How you can learn to become uncomfortable again to succeed in life
  • How you should start training for a Spartan Race
  • What you face when you undertake a Spartan Race
  • How you can use the obstacles in the race to overcome the obstacles in your life – how they are metaphors for life
  • Who is best suited to doing a Spartan Race (if you are breathing, it includes you)
  • The main issue with the way kids are growing up and how you can help your children develop
  • Why you should check out his new book
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

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Episode: #20 Dan Wells on why you need to try Cross-Fit right now to become the best version of you

Who: Today’s guest is a world class Cross-Fit trainer and competitor Dan Wells. He competes, trains, is a personal trainer, runs his own gym, a notable TV personality and is also a father. In this episode, we discuss Cross-Fit, why you should check it out and how you can use Cross-Fit to transform your fitness and in turn your life. Dan is open and honest about Cross-Fit and together we analyse what it is, cut through the BS and find out how and why you should try it and how it can have a life-transforming impact on your life right now!

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • How he got into Cross-Fit
  • What Cross-Fit is and why you need to do it to change your life
  • Why the community aspect and brotherhood in Cross-Fit is so valuable to a gym goer
  • Why he thinks Cross-Fit is so good and suitable and scalable for anyone listening
  • How to pick a good Cross-Fit gym for you
  • Why you need to create a system of accountability to succeed in your goals
  • What are the physical benchmarks associated with Cross-Fit
  • How you can develop a strong mental state to keep pushing past general discomfort and actually discover you real mental strength achieve your goals
  • How Cross-Fit can be modified to suit all participants
  • How important diet is to your success
  • How you can work on removing sugar from your diet
  • His philosophy of nutrition and how it can be used to lose fat and gain muscle
  • Why these rapid fat loss shows are not suitable for listeners to copy to transform their bodies
  • His principles of recovery and how you can adapt them to push yourself daily
  • How he manages a multitude of challenges from training, coaching, to running a business, to being a father and so on
  • Why he started the ‘Horsepower’ gym
  • How he deals with the fast break questions
  • What his favourite thing about Cross-Fit is, which parts he dislikes and how he would improve it
  • Advice he would give to someone listening to improve the relationship with their kids
  • What he wants someone listening to take from this interview
    How you can keep in touch with him
  • So much more

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Episode: #19 Rich Redmond on music edutainment, why you should learn how to play an instrument and how you can use your love of music to succeed in life

Who: Today’s guest is drummer, actor, speaker, author, educator and producer Rich Redmond, he is an award-winning recording and touring drummer based in Nashville and Los Angeles. who was voted number Best country drummer in 2016 and has been part of over 22 #1 hits! In this interview, we discuss his story, music edutainment, why you should learn how to play an instrument and how you can use your love of music to succeed in life. Rich has played with some of the music industry greats including Jason Aldean, Ludacris, Joe Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Cornell, Bryan Adams and so many more. He writes songs, motivates others with his training and motivational speaking, produces records, writes books and even acts.

 

 

What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • Drumming, motivational speaking, and EDUtainment!
  • CRASH Course for Success
  • Why we love the drums
  • What makes a good man
  • Why music is important to mankind and how it can effect us
  • What are the biggest problems to mankind today
  • Why you need to learn how to play a musical instrument
  • How playing an instrument is the same as learning any skill
  • Why you need to listen to your inner voice
  • Why you really need a music teacher to learn an instrument compared to YouTube
  • Drumio
  • How to keep that motivation going when you are first starting out while you suck at first
  • Fundamentals of drumming for kids
  • Why enthusiasm is contagious
  • How you can start learning a musical instrument regardless of where you start from
  • Why playing the drums can make you a better leader and team member
  • Where you can find mental toughness comes from and how you can utilize it
  • How to keep strong friendships with band mates
  • Why you should never quit and just paying your dues to succeed
  • What he thinks of the music talent shows
  • How and why you need to build up your own personal brand to get ahead
  • Why you should do what you love and follow your passion
  • How he deals with the fast break questions
  • Jason Aldean
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • and so much more

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