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Episode #55 Steve Taylor IFBB Pro on how to get in phenomenal shape regardless of your age

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Episode #55 Steve Taylor IFBB Pro on how to get in phenomenal shape regardless of your age 

Who: January is the month that everyone wants to get into shape, but most people never get anywhere, they let excuses stop them. A common one is age. Surely, you can’t get into shape if as you get into your twilight years? Wrong!

Steve is 63 years old and is in phenomenal shape. He looks so good, he won a IFBB Masters Physique Pro card. So what is it that makes him so successful, to look so good? Let’s find out! 

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WHAT WE COVER

  • Who he is and how does he think his childhood helped shape him for his success
  • Was there a turning point to making him enter body building/men’s physique?
  • What factors would he attribute to the success that he has had?
  • Who did he look to as a role model when he was younger?
  • What small changes has he made to his training that have created the best returns in his physique improvements?
  • How does he monitor and analyse his physique? How does he know when he is improving or not?
  • Where does he think most modern men are going wrong?
  • What were the initial changes he noticed in himself to know he was on the right track before the muscles started coming in?
  • Does he change his training in any particular way to keep the developments? 
  • What does a normal training cycle look like and how it works towards a competition? Does it change when we age?
  • What is his philosophy towards diet, eating clean, cheat meals, supplements etc?
  • How do people react to him when he looks like that?
  • What does he want people to remember when they think they can’t get into shape as they are too old or whatever other excuse they are telling themselves?
  •  The steroid question
  • How did he get involved with Aging Evolution
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions?
  • What does he want people to take from the interview?
  • How to keep in touch with him

SOME THINGS TO REFLECT ON

  •  Genetics may assist but you can achieve the body that you have always craved but putting in the work. Nothing is impossible. Don’t blame your genetic makeup, work with what you have until you get what you desire. 
  • Steve set himself a small manageable goal, to do one competition and look where it has taken him. What small goal can you set yourself towards your main desire that will help you start towards it today?
  • Notice the way that Steve focused on his goals, not just lip service but let them consume him, and motivate him, and how it helped him – your goals need to get you out of bed in the morning, they should make you want to turn off the TV, and focus your free time at them, you should be proud of your goals and where they are taking you in life
  • Steve’s success came when he sourced help from suitable coaches, mentors etc and other knowledgeable people – who are the mentors you need in your life to achieve your goals?
  • “Nutrition is the most important factor”. You can’t out train a bad diet. You need to eat different depending on your goals. 
  • “Discipline and perseverance” are what has helped him the most. You won’t see the changes every day but friends and family will notice it over time. You have to commit, every day, but the change can be phenomenal.
  • To see a drastic change, your approach to fitness needs to one of consistency and to make it part of your lifestyle  
  • Steve focuses on his own training and helps when he is asked – notice he is isn’t been lead by his ego but by his dreams. He is looking to achieve his goals, not impress others. It is fine to keep yourself. Do’t be the guy throwing unwanted advice to others if it is not asked for, but be willing to help those who ask if possible. 
  • Note how Steve doesn’t train that differently to others but he keeps going. Like they say in Brazilian Jit-Jitsu, a black belt is a white belt who never gave up and just kept training. 
  • Maintenance is easier than growing. Focus and build up and then keep it topped up. Nut up and grind!
  •  Steve’s ultimate goal isn’t about what he looks like, it is about him as a person and how he makes others feel. There is always a bigger picture in life and try not to get caught up so that you can’t see the trees for the wood. 

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This January, we’re doing things a little differently. Don’t get us wrong, it’s all about goals & it’s all about you. But with your help and our official partners The Cybersmile Foundation we’re taking on a bigger challenge than goal setting alone. This year we’re calling time on trolls and amping up the positivity. It’s BIGGER than we’ve ever gone… and this is your invitation to come with us.
 
 
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IT’S TIME TO FIGHT BACK
 
You see, in the past year we’ve been increasingly aware of a rising undercurrent within the health and fitness community – one where naysayers, goal critics and body shamers are getting a little too much air time…
 
As a team we’ve experienced it personally – the critics who say you can’t, the shamers who say you’re not big enough, you’re too weak. On social we’ve seen the trolls try to creep into your celebrations and achievements… ‘you need to be bigger bro’, ‘sort your neck out lad’, ‘She shouldn’t lift’…
 
And we’ve talked with our partners at The Cybersmile Foundation who have confirmed that around 40% of internet users say they have personally experienced digital abuse*.
 
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But we also know, that hate can’t live where positivity breeds. That’s the #HATEONTHIS mantra.
 
From today we’re starting a movement to restore the balance in favour of the positive. Put simply, together we’re going to drown out the trolls. Everywhere you see or you use #HATEONTHIS, know that you’re part of a positivity movement. A community of support for all goals. Use it and we’ll rally round your battle cry. See it and show your love – as that’s our crew right there.
 
 
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Episode #54 Michael ‘Silent Mike’ Farr on how to live life on your own terms

Episode: #54 Michael ‘Silent Mike’ Farr on how to live life on your own terms

Who: Today’s guest is internet superstar Michael ‘Silent Mikke’ Farr (@silentmikke), who describes himself as a Male internet Entertainer Coach, lifter, and content creator.

He recently left a massive brand and went his own way, forging his own career, businesses and creating the life he wanted to live. I was keen to get Mike onto the podcast as not only was I a massive fan but I also knew he would have some awesome gems on how you can do this too, and go for your dreams. He has gone from strength to strength as he is building up his platform and his message and I know he is the perfect person to discuss this. In this interview, we discuss taking the first step away, overcoming fear, building your own name up, diversifying to find out what suits you best and so much more. This is different from most interviews with Mike, we move away from lifting and cover an area few discuss but would change so many men’s lives, and that is building a life on your own terms.

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Episode #53 Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin on why you need to try BJJ right now

Episode: #53 Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin on why you need to try BJJ right now

Who: Today’s guest is BJJ coaching guru Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin. Nick is a BJJ which stands for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) competitor, coach and owner of Chewjitsu which is a Youtube training channel, and its associated BJJ training facility in Louisville, Kentucky. This guy has been an amazing help to me in my own BJJ journey and he is a must follow for beginners and experts alike, an awesome coach and a great guy! We discuss a lot of different concepts in this one and it really outlines the joys of BJJ and why I think every person needs to try it. In this interview, we discuss his story, BJJ, how life-changing training can be, role models, training methods, his outlook on life and so much more. Nick is throwing gem after gem in this one! I practically gave up trying to record them all down as there was so many … so listen and enjoy!

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Episode #52 David Kelly on tips and hacks to become the man who can help grow a business to 7+ figures

Episode: #52 David Kelly on tips and hacks to become the man who can help grow a business to 7+ figures

Who: Today’s guest is David Kelly, who is currently the general manager for the vastly successful King Sumo and has worked with some of the business industries greats. In this conversation, we outline why he has been so successful, entrepreneurship and provide business hacks to help your business grow and develop as a person at the same time. David has gone from building things out of lego to being able to say that “43+ million people have played with the products and ideas I’ve created.” In this chat, we find out how you can do that too. David may not be as well known initially as some of the other people I have interviewed but he is going places, he is a very warm, friendly guy, who is very analytical, driven and is really shaking things up. Listen to his journey and find out those things that will help you become more like him.

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Episode #51 Brian Peterson on Grappling, training hacks and skill development

Episode: #51 Brian Peterson on Grappling, training hacks and skill development

Who: Brian Peterson (@PetersonGrapplers) is the owner and head coach of Peterson Grapplers. On his awesome ‘Teach Me Grappling’ Youtube channel, he uploads an encylopedia of highly detailed and informative training videos that allow viewers to expedite their training development. In this interview, we cover a wide range of areas from his story, to grappling, to training hacks and so much more in between.

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