Episode: #38 BJ Gaddour on how to go from fat to fit no matter your starting point

Who: BJ Gaddour (@BJGaddour) is the host of the Weekly BJ podcast,  a former fat guy who turned cover model and fitness director for the entire Men’s Health brand. He now runs TheDailyBj.com where he delivers world-class workouts and deep dives on a wide variety of fitness topics.

In this interview, we discuss his story, how you can build fitness into your life by making your body your own barbell, the key principles and philosophies you need to follow to become fit and what BJ stands for and how it wasn’t always the most helpful nickname!


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What we cover

  • Who he is
  • The turning point that started his transformation from ‘fat kid’ into a fitness idol – How he used his own physical trauma to help others
  • Who he looked up to as role models when he was a child
  • Where modern day fitness is going wrong and the common problems he sees with people trying to improve their physicality
  • The essential principles you need to follow to actually see results
  • The motivations behind the workouts he builds for his followers and why his workouts are so popular – “the brilliance is in the simplicity
  • How can someone start making fitness part of their life and how to make it a consistent habit – you can’t be consistent with something if it is not sustainable
  • What he considers is a ‘fit person’ – how can we distinguish whether someone is actually fit or not
  • How you should workout during holidays and events – ‘don’t turn off the light, just dim the switch a little
  • BJ’s awesome book ‘Your Body is Your Barbell
  • A great workout ideal that anyone listening can use today to start getting fitter
  • How we can stop comparing ourselves and focus on our own transformations instead – how to focus on the man in the mirror
  • Becoming a presenter vs being a coach
  • How he developed the Men’s Health brand to appeal to all regardless of their current fitness level and one of the biggest mistakes you can make in any industry
  • Where his creativity comes from – how does he build his brand, make products etc
  • How does he juggle with so many demands for his time and multi-task a relationship, business, training etc
  • What he would like all men listening to take from this interview
  • An unusual fact about himself that few know
  • How you can keep in touch with him
  • What BJ stands for and how he loses money on his website to make a sex joke!
  • And so much more

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Episode: #012 Tripp Lanier on how to become a New Man and get the life you truly want

Who: Tripp Lanier is “The host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp which has been downloaded over 5 million times.
He coaches entrepreneurs around the world to get out of the shallow end of the pool, redefine success, and align their work with what they were put on this Earth to do. Over the years he’s designed several businesses to support a simple lifestyle focused on freedom, ease, and fun. As a host, he’s interviewed experts and authors from all walks of life. The New Man Podcast reaches tens of thousands of people in over 110 countries and regularly finds its home on the iTunes Self Help Top 10 list.”


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What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • How to grow as a man and create the life you want
  • The new man podcast
  • How an early life crisis motivated him into coaching men to become better
  • What the new man actually is: how you would define a new man
  • Why reduction is actually better than adding things
  • How to define masculinity – what does it mean to be a man and why it’s not what you would think
  • How you should define success in your life
  • What do his guests have in common – what similarities does he see with those success stories on his podcast
  • One of his most memorable guests
  • What strength and power is and its not what most of us would define it as
  • How someone listening should start to resolve their problems
  • The most important parts of the solution to any problem
  • How you should deal with haters in your life
  • How to make new friends and expand your social circle
  • How has fatherhood changed him and what tips he would give to others having kids or new fathers
  • How you can juggle chasing your dreams even with a new family
  • Ways you can leave the dark of the conforming to enter the light of doing what you want
  • Why taking action is the most important thing you should do and why it is the first step before anything else
  • Image vs experience
  • When therapy is maybe the answer rather than coaching
  • How to find out more about his coaching
  • Tripplanier.com
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • His shocking answer to his favourite podcast!
  • Why I really like Tripp’s interviews
  • Who Tripp sees as Role Models in his life (I meant Jack Bauer … not Jack Black lol)
  • His biggest regret in life and what it makes him do to keep improving
  • thenewmanpodcast.com
  • Why you should follow your curiosity
  • So much more

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