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The Overflow
OVERTIME: Interruptions and Myths About Christmas

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 18:23


Pastor Stephen and Darius discuss Interruptions and some widely believed myths about Christmas._Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

Barbell Logic
Small Wins #385

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 31:20


Niki & Gillian discuss the concept of small wins and their value in nutrition (and training).  Big goals can be scary and overwhelming, and--regardless of the enormity of the goal--little actions, small decisions, and changes of habit accumulate to make the goal accomplishment a reality. We have to ensure we have a way of seeing and acknowledging these small wins. If we're moving close to our goals and improving, these wins are happening. It's important to ensure we have a way to see the progress, acknowledge the progress, and celebrate the progress. Having objective, reality-based metrics (and they don't necessarily have to be scale weight) helps provide an easy way to see progress while not allowing subjective feelings to overwhelm us when we feel we have not improved.  This concept becomes especially important during rough patches, when life's difficulties mount and a win might not be "Instagram-worthy," but simply NOT binging or NOT drinking large amounts of alcohol. A win might be not succumbing to self-destructive behavior or even simply limiting this behavior (e.g. we overeat, but not as much as we would have months prior in a similar situation).  Another time this matters is as we age and potentially accumulate aches and injuries, or simply our ability to gain strength diminishes. There comes a day when all of our absolute PRs are historical, so we have to celebrate our capabilities and redefine PRs.  Identifying and enjoying small wins is another way of saying we celebrate PRs. We may have to redefine PRs away from simply weight on the bar (PRs after 40 or 50 or 60) or enjoying new modified lifts (e.g. box squats) and celebrating what we CAN do. Some common small wins Gillian and her clients see include (but are definitely not limited to): food preparation portion control limiting sweets or alcohol trying a new, healthy recipe growing awareness taking the time to think preventing "emergency situations" (e.g. binging) taking control of your eating--and feeling empowered less guilt around food choices (is the guilt improving your decisions & ultimately your health?) how we react after a bad decision or food choice So, find ways to measure and identify, acknowledge and celebrate your small wins toward your big goals.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com  

The Overflow
Fear Of What God Is Asking Me To Do

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 28:58


What would happen if you could overcome your fear of trusting God?Pastor Stephen kicks off our Christmas series by looking at a well known passage of scripture. God chose to use Mary, but what was Mary's reaction? Was Mary ready for what God was asking her to do? What can we learn from Mary's response to God's interruption of her plans?Luke 1:26-33_Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

Barbell Logic
Coaching Q&A #384

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 74:39


Matt & CJ answer your coaching questions, including ACL tears, improving vertical jump, coaching blind lifters, and coaching obese lifters.    0:00 Introduction 2:51 Nutrition Questions from Strength Clients -what is your professional scope? know it, can refer out, and admit if you can't answer the question -if you offer paid nutrition coaching, say that as part of the answer 9:15 Friendships & Clients -need to address issues early on if it's an issue (it will only get worse if you don't) 18:09 ACL Tears -ligaments cannot be healed from physical therapy (require surgery) -seems to have some correlation with hamstring weakness 28:25 Low Bar Squat Pain -high bar not causing an issue, keep doing that -could test low bar occasionally to see it it persists over time 36:15 Building At Home Coaching Clientele -have to establish local connections -need to have your gym look nice -"I take this serious" 44:12 Elbow Tendinitis & Injuries -build trust & have open communication 53:08 Vertical Jump -losing weight can really help -there is a big genetic component -increasing force development helps (strength) -practice the power development 59:00 Training Untrained Obese -meet clients where they are, but assume they can't train--they can -what CAN they do, how can you add stress to that 1:06:05 Coaching Blind Lifters -meet them where they are--they can still hear you -they can feel things better GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com  

Barbell Logic
Thanksgiving Message 2021

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 9:58


Matt Reynolds, founder & CEO of Barbell Logic, takes a minute to reflect on not only what he is thankful this Thanksgiving but--as Barbell Logic turns 5 years old--he reflects & lays out Barbell Logic's core values and his commitment to them.  We help you improve your quality of life by experiencing strength. We meet you where you are and help you drive progress using Minimum Effective Dose measured by PRs. We deliver programming solutions that are simple, hard, & effective.  Wow you with world-class service and personal, professional coaching. Coach you with models informed by science but applied practically to your real life.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving! GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

The Intelligence
New bid on the bloc: Europe and vaccine mandates

The Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 22:03


A Delta wave is driving restrictions and restrictions are driving unrest. Vaccine mandates like that enacted by Austria may be the only way to end the cycle. We examine the dim prospects for Peng Shuai, a Chinese tennis star who accused a senior politician of sexual assault. And a broader view of modern art at the UAE's new Guggenheim museum. Have your say about “The Intelligence” in our survey here www.economist.com/intelligencesurvey. And for full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Economist Radio
New bid on the bloc: Europe and vaccine mandates

Economist Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 22:03


A Delta wave is driving restrictions and restrictions are driving unrest. Vaccine mandates like that enacted by Austria may be the only way to end the cycle. We examine the dim prospects for Peng Shuai, a Chinese tennis star who accused a senior politician of sexual assault. And a broader view of modern art at the UAE's new Guggenheim museum. Have your say about “The Intelligence” in our survey here www.economist.com/intelligencesurvey. And for full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Barbell Logic
Improved Recovery for Improved Gains

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 39:24


Scott & Matt discuss recovery and how you can improve your recovery, because though most people don't give themselves enough stress others may go too far in the other direction and now recover enough, which ultimately holds them back from the gains they desire. Recovery is the opposite or absence of stress. The top two sources of recovery are rest and food. Let's discuss these. A huge area of rest that people often fall short of ideal is sleep. Here are some sleep tips: 8 hours Same wake & bed time every day (including the weekend) No electronics or light (especially blue light ) right before bed Use your CPAP is you have one If you can't get 8 hours of sleep, try to nap Food and nutrition depends on your goals and bodyfat, but here are some eneral tips: Prioritize protein: 150g for females & 200g for males every day (and there are outliers) Adequate calories (gaining weight--surplus; losing weight, small deficit) Carbohydrates: enough and--if attempting to lose weight--consume before your workout A glass of whole milk can be a good way to add calories to your meal and get in a surplus if you're looking to gain weight In addition to food and sleep, ensure you're resting long enough between sets (depending on available time, at least 5 minutes for lower body exercises). Allow yourself to do smaller weight jumps--at least 2.5lb jumps, especially for the upper body. Lastly, consider your total stress. This might be other exercise or physical activity. This might be life stress (relationships, work, etc.). Your total stress affects your ability to recover from lifting stress, so limit it insofar as you can.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

Black Oxygen
Nada Elmikashfi and Angela Lang

Black Oxygen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 63:57


This week on Black Oxygen we feature a conversation with Nada Elmikashfi Chief of Staff for Rep Francesca Hong and Angela Lang Executive Director of BLOC. The focus of this conversation was our collective heartbreak regarding the Rittenhouse verdict in Kenosha Wisconsin. In this episode we discuss what it is like to keep loving and working on a society after continual heartbreak, creating space for grief when you are on the front lines of organizing, and what it would look like to create a Wisconsin that embraced the humanity of Black bodies. Angela Lang reminds us, “you can't organize Black people if you don't love Black people.” And Nada asks, “How many Black people have you loved?” This is a beautiful, gut wrenching and timely episode. #BlackOxygenPodcast #BlackInWisconsin #BlackOrganizing #BlackLove #BlackHumanity #SharedHumanity

The Overflow
OVERTIME: Spiritual Sanity

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 17:02


Pastor Stephen and Pastor Aly discuss 'Spiritual Sanity'._Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

Barbell Logic
Strength Training & Joint Health with Dr. Sullivan

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 38:09


Dr. Jonathan Sullivan joins Matt & Scott to discuss what we know about how strength training benefits the joins and how it affects joint health. You can find Sully's YouTube channel here and his Greysteel's website here.  Running actually puts more force on the knee joint than squatting below depth, so the idea that squatting below depth is bad for children (whereas people have no opposition to a child running) does not make sense.  He also discusses the idea of arthritis as a “wear & tear” disease not only being wrong but this concept leading to bad, counterproductive, unhealthy recommendations from much of the medical community.  They also discuss different types of joint replacements.  It is always a good time when Sully joins the podcast! GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

The Overflow
Spiritual Sanity [Hettie Britts]

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 36:25


Special guest speaker Hettie Britts shares her story and a challenging word.1 John 4:4_Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

Barbell Logic
Training IRL: How Training Habits Change with Life

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 26:52


Scott & Matt discuss their training and nutrition at a specific point of time. Scott is adjusting to having sold Data Storage, and training and nutrition are in flux. Scott has lost some weight from his highest weight ever, but training is not his top priority. Matt has been intermittent fasting in the morning, which he has found complementary to his daily schedule at this point in time.  Both Matt & Scott HATE squatting. Matt has bad hips, and Scott has to bend over until his back is darn-near parallel to the ground because of his anthropometry.  This episode really is a discussion for what happens when life prevent training & nutrition from being your focus, you're not hitting PRs, and you might be having tough workouts regularly--how do you react to maintain the habit.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

I Am A Champion
Champion Breakdown: Steve Caballero

I Am A Champion

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 4:02


We break down the big dive into the the legendary life and mind of Steve Caballero.  The Interview was CHOC a BLOC full of wisdom so we drew out the gold nuggets. One of the world's best skateboarders for over 40 years. He is honored by Thrasher Magazine as, "Skater of the Century" immortalized in the iconic video game, “Tony Hawks Pro Skater” and by his Vans shoes - the half cab. He's won world titles in both street and vert skating.  Set a record for highest air - 11ft out. And then the longest boardslide on a 44ft handrail. Steve turned pro at the age of 15 and to this day has been doing the impossible, and giving people a show. He's wise and smart and he is NOT average.  He is a bit of a renaissance man. He can do it all. He is an artist who shows his work all over the world. He is a musician performing and touring, he rides motocross and mountain bikes and still skates and competes. Most important of all - he is the father. He has a faith that brings him clarity and a desire to uplift and inspire. Tribe...dig into it. Find steve @stevecaballeroURethane _  - Debut album ‘Chasing Horizons' @urethenE_musicBones Brigade: An Autobiography, which chronicles the life stories of members of the Bones Brigadehttps://tubitv.com/movies/549521/bones-brigade-an-autobiographyTo get more info and updates on the podcast @iamachampionpodcastIGhttps://instagram.com/iamachampionpodcast?utm_medium=copy_linkTikTokhttps://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd4o13PS/Follow our personal instagram accounts@doctor.aprilmhttps://instagram.com/doctor.aprilm?utm_medium=copy_link@ro_glowhttps://www.instagram.com/ro_glow/?hl=enCheck out our youtube channel for videos and highlights from the episodes @iamachampionhttps://m.youtube.com/channel/UCdQxNDW9CIoosIlmes562jAShow Support:If you enjoy this podcast please Rate, Review, Subscribe and SHARE this outhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-am-a-champion/id1574745683Big shout out to our team that makes this show possible!If you are looking to start your own podcast hit up @upstarterpods on instagram! 

Wide Ruled
S2, EP9: Keep the BLOC Hot with Cornell Ellis

Wide Ruled

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021


The presence of Black male educators in the classroom benefits everyone. For Black students, it means seeing yourself in a position of power and leadership. For other students, it means...

The Overflow
OVERTIME: Embrace The Grace

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 26:00


Pastor Stephen and Darius discuss the subject of grace._Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

Barbell Logic
Build Your Press with Better Programming

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 33:20


In this re-release, Matt & Scott discuss strategies for programing your press--practical tips as well as the underlying principles. The press typically stalls before the other lifts. Fewer muscles contribute to the press and the smallest deviations from an ideal bar path will cause missing reps. Unlike the other lifts, we also have more choices here in terms of form--strict, hip movement, arm movement, Olympic press, etc. Because the press stalls first, MED changes are used first. Here are the typical MED changes for the press. Microloading (2.5 or potentially even smaller weight jumps) 3x5 to 5x3 Move to 4-day split Intensity day & volume day Change in form: hip throw, Olympic press, bar dip Supplemental lift: for press, especially pin press or press lockouts The press reacts to programming more like an Olympic lift. The press requires practice, especially if a hip throw or Olympic style is used. Heavy triples, doubles, and singles can help.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

The Overflow
Embrace The Grace

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 29:16


Have you ever thought 'There's no more grace left for me'? Darius Ardoin, a Life Group leader at THE BLOC, teaches on the life of Peter and what it means to accept grace. Have you ever felt like ‘what's the point?' of coming to God after sinning? This message will encourage and challenge you. Luke 22:31-34_Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

The Overflow
OVERTIME: Dating Part 5

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 39:18


Pastor Stephen and Pastor Aly discuss Breaking Soul Ties._Recommended Books: Screwtape Letters by C.S. LewisLive No Lies by John Mark Comer_Sam Allberry sermon at The Bloc: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sam-allberry-rzim/id1466492272?i=1000459062062Sam Allberry Q&A:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sam-allberry-q-a/id1466492272?i=1000459479799Sam Allberry Apologetics Seminar Part 1 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sam-allberry-apologetics-seminar-pt-1/id1466492272?i=1000469228113Sam Allberry Apologetics Seminar Part 2https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sam-allberry-apologetics-seminar-pt-2/id1466492272?i=1000469340305_Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

Barbell Logic
Involuntary Hardship with Jordan Harbinger #383

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 54:40


Jordan Harbinger, hugely successful podcaster and fascinating character in his own right, talks to Matt and Niki about his journey through involuntary hardship that he underwent a few years ago.  A few years ago, Jordan was on a different large podcast that was not his own. During his time on the podcast, he matured and over time felt he needed a way to exit from this podcast. He had negotiated an amicable exit, but ultimately booted unceremoniously and had to deal with losing his podcast and--ultimately--his identity, as he had built up an identity as part of the old venture.  Matt and Jordan linked up soon after this, as Brett McKay connected them, knowing that Matt had undergone a similar struggle being kicked out of an organization that he had identified with.  Before this, he had felt like he couldn't leave. As he worked through the process, he found that getting booted was a gift. He had both the freedom and responsibility of his own brand and his own podcast. He found that those around him believed in him more than he did--a weird experience, as entrepreneurs often believe in their ventures more than anyone else.  He had to both mourn the loss of his old project and identity while pushing forward, even when he didn't necessarily believe in his new project.  He decided to focus on his own podcast as opposed to spending money, time, and emotionality of fighting through lawfare. He had to consider what is good for him, his new venture, and those he cared about, and that was NOT with lawsuits and bitterness. Ultimately, he summed up the whole episode with a pithy expression many of us can relate to: "wading through the crap to get to where we are now."  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

The Overflow
Breaking Soul Ties

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 40:46


What doesn't the devil want you to know about your relationships? What if there was a whole other aspect of relationships that we are ignoring?This week, in the fifth and final part of our series, Thirst Trap, we look at breaking soul ties. Ephesians 6:12 says "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." How does this impact our decision of who to date? Are there consequences for dating the wrong person and and crossing boundaries? 1 Corinthians 6:12-20_Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

La Slovaquie en direct, Magazine en francais sur la Slovaquie
Bloc d'actualités. La skieuse slovaque Petra Vlhova. Sölden. La savante slovaque Danka Pavliaková. Vaccin contre la covid-19.Pfi (26.10.2021 19:00)

La Slovaquie en direct, Magazine en francais sur la Slovaquie

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 25:20


Bloc d'actualités. La skieuse slovaque Petra Vlhova 3e au slalom géant a Sölden ouvrant la nouvelle saison 2021/2022. La savante slovaque Danka Pavliaková qui depuis 1989 vit aux Etats-Unis a New York, a participé a l'évolution du vaccin contre la covid-19.Elle travaille pour la société Pfizer. Danube Wine Challenge 2021 - la plus grande et importante compétition internationale du vin en Slovaquie s'est déroulée du 20 au 24 octobre 2021 a Chateau Béla.

The Overflow
OVERTIME: Dating Part 4

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 40:33


Pastor Stephen and Pastor Aly discuss boundaries in dating? This week, in the fourth part of our series, Thirst Trap, we look at boundaries in dating. Authentic love requires vulnerability and vulnerability leaves you open for pain. If you aren't careful, you could cross boundaries that can cause pain to yourself and others around you. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Pastor Stephen gives practical dating advice that will help you set mental, emotional and physical boundaries in your dating season.Matthew 22:37_Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

The Horror Flicks and Guitar Picks Podcast

Listen as we discuss what is up next for D Bloc, Which movies got Rich and Cam into Horror, and much more in this week's episode! D Bloc - https://dbloc.bandcamp.com/album/destroy-intimidate-eliminate

Barbell Logic
Seven Steps to Successful Sustainable Nutrition #382

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 45:21


Niki & Gillian pick up from Episode 381 Knowing & Remembering Your Whys to address the approach to successful sustainable nutrition with practical steps and actions meet your goals.  Gillian first address her approach to nutrition coaching (and this applies if you're acting as your own coach) with Consequences, Accountability, and Trust (CAT).  Consequences help dictate your motivation and aggressiveness. High consequences usually are time-bound: preparing for a bodybuilding competition, cutting weight to meet a weight class, losing weight for a military bodyweight screening. We understand that some people do react severely to consuming certain foods, whether it be because of autoimmune diseases or allergies.  Who is holding you accountable? Building accountability into your plan matters. Having a coach helps, but also being public with your goals, actions, and progress. Share all your steps along the way with your loved ones and social media. You can have a diet bet.  Lastly, you need to trust in the process, yourself, and your coach. Nutrition progress is not linear, and you'll have to contend with stagnant metrics, setbacks, and a desire to constantly change things up.  Gillian then discusses her Seven Steps to Successful Sustainable Nutrition Tell the Truth Non-Negotiables Triage Plan Ahead Plan Ahead Measure and Celebrate Your Results Mindset Tell the truth to yourself, your coach, those around you. Don't lie. If you pour a half of a bottle of wine into a glass, that's not really "one glass of wine with dinner." If you track using a food-tracking app, don't pick something with substantially fewer calories than what the food probably has. Track everything. Don't hide things. You can't properly create and adjust actions, heck you can't even identify problems, if you're not acknowledging and recording your behaviors accurately. Identify and incorporate your non-negotiables. These change, but they are the things that matter to you, you find value from, and that need to be incorporated into your diet plan. This might be eating out, alcohol, or dessert. This doesn't mean that you get to eat as much of you want, but it means that these need to be included--and you might adjust other behaviors to include them.  One you understand non-negotiables and someone's behaviors (or your own) and know the person's goals, you can identify the biggest obstacles to progress. What are the changes you can make that will result in the biggest returns on investment with the least time, effort, etc. Regardless of your plan, planning ahead matters. Bad decisions occur without planning & preparation. It gives you confidence--you know you have something waiting for you at home, so you don't go through the drive through. It helps prevent you from feeling overwhelmed.  Mastery of the small changes means turning actions into habits through repetition. This means that something that at first was a big change and potentially hard goes on auto-pilot, with minimal effort to sustain.  Measure your results and celebrate them. This not only includes metrics, but also all the recipes, skills, knowledge, and habits you have accumulated through the process.  Lastly, master your mindset--make it positive. Trust matters here. Acknowledging that setbacks, stagnation, and challenges will occur. Be able to come back after you stray from the plan--jump back, without guilt and rumination. Following these actions can help you successfully develop and follow a sustainable approach to nutrition, where you meet your goals and then maintain at a place you are happy with. GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

The Overflow
Boundaries In Dating

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 42:06


Are boundaries really necessary when dating? If they are, where do we need to set boundaries in dating? This week, in the fourth part of our series, Thirst Trap, we look at boundaries in dating. Authentic love requires vulnerability and vulnerability leaves you open for pain. If you aren't careful, you could cross boundaries that can cause pain to yourself and others around you. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Pastor Stephen gives practical dating advice that will help you set mental, emotional and physical boundaries in your dating season.Matthew 22:37_Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

The Overflow
OVERTIME: Dating Part 3

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 39:10


Pastor Stephen and Pastor Aly unpack 'Dating 101'. _Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

Barbell Logic
Knowing & Remembering Your Whys #381

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 37:22


Niki Sims and Gillian Ward discuss why nutrition compliance trends so much lower than training compliance, why this is, and how you--as someone who has nutrition goals--might combat this and succeed toward or past your goals. Nutrition coaching is quite different than strength or training coaching. With training, you prescribe a certain number of exercises, and the lifter does or does not do them. If the lifter successfully does them with enough compliance, the lifter sees the results. They can hit PRs for every workout, completing the workout in and of itself is success, and the lifter often feels better afterwards--physically and emotionally. With lifting, there is a feeling of deprivation and taking away. You're never done--you not only have however many meals or snacks you take as times you can fail or succeed, but literally at any point of time you are awake you may fail to follow the prescription. You also don't see the benefits of your hard work for a long time, and often progress stalls for long periods of time.   For a nutrition coach, there is less clarity and it can often be less rewarding and more frustrating. You can feel as if you're failing. You have to work to boost compliance and work to modify behavior.  For the nutrition client, it can be hard to continue if you don't see progress, and it can be easy to slide into screw it mode, where you not only fail to follow the plan but you eat and maybe drink with reckless abandon.  It is critical that the nutrition client understand his whys: why did he sign up for coaching, why did he state the goals he stated, why do the goals matter, why is he willing to suffer to meet these goals? Has he dug deep enough and really understood why he is doing this. A good idea is to write down these whys and keep them with you. If you're struggling or think you might stray from the path, look at these whys so you can remember them.  Define and celebrate the small wins. A successful meal, snack, day, or week is a big deal. Also consider the near misses--someone brought in the donuts to work and you almost grabbed one, but you decided to not eat it and stuck to the plan.  Find ways to enjoy the process--daily, weekly, monthly--and increase your awareness of how good you feel when you eat and drink in a way that supports your goals and nourishes your body. Lastly, Niki & Gillian share their whys with the audience, which might help you create yours.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

The Overflow
Dating 101

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 37:20


What does dating look like in 2021? How do you ask a girl out? What do you talk about on a date? Where do you go? This week, we kick off the third part of our series, Thirst Trap. In order to be successful in any area of your life, you need to have a plan and know where you want to go. Pastor Stephen gives practical dating advice that will help you navigate your dating season.Proverbs 15:22_Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

Barbell Logic
The Myth of Maintenance - The Dos & Don'ts of Lifting

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 36:41


Matt & Scott discuss the myth of maintenance and how this doesn't really apply for people, despite what people often claim. Sometimes life prevents strength training from being a high priority, so you do your best. Work, injuries, vacation, etc. can prevent improvement in the gym. When these things are not preventing improvements in the gym, then do your best to improve in the gym. The day will come when you won't hit any more PRs and you will train to stave off strength and for your health.  People tend to think that they've reached a point where they're strong enough and they don't need to get any stronger. Now, if your goals change--you want to pursue some other athletic endeavors--that's fine, but you still train and training requires at least some attempt to either get stronger or stave off weakness the best you can.  There are also drawbacks and real costs to getting to elite levels of strength. This level of strength does not increase your health. It's not enjoyable. You're putting strength above everything else in your life, and we're not calling for that. That being said, for most people, they're not even close to strong enough. They haven't put in the time, effort, energy to pursue fitness, strength, and health.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com     

Barbell Logic
Gym Etiquette - The Dos & Don'ts of Lifting

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 33:31


Matt & Scott discuss how to behave properly in a gym, because to many don't respect the equipment or the people around them. Don't be that guy (or gal). Take care of the equipment and put it back where you got it. Treat the equipment with the respect it's due. Wipe down your bench and similar equipment. Put the weights away properly (right location, and lips out on the weight tree).  If you're in a big box gym, don't give others unsolicited advice. If they ask for advice, give it--if you're a coach, this person might become a client. If you receive advice, don't act like you want it. You can be polite, but if that person gives it the second time, that person needs to know you don't want or need your advice. Headphones can be a useful tool in gyms like this to tell people you're not interested in talking to them. If there is a chance of good coaching, however--if you're in a good gym--then don't wear the headphones. Enjoy the fact that you're in a gym where you can receive excellent coaching.  Don't break up the blocks of chalk--they should be block.  Don't use baby powder.  Act like a professional in the gym. You know what you're doing. You know why you're there. Act like it. GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com     

Barbell Logic
Saving Time in the Gym - The Dos & Don'ts of Lifting

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 31:06


Matt and Scott discuss how you can save time in the gym, because we know (with rare exception) you lift to live not live to lift. LP workouts shouldn't take that long. Early workouts should realistically take about 45 minutes. This will increase to 60 minutes as you rest more and the weights go up. They should NOT take more than 90 minutes.  If you're in a hurry, warm up for your next exercise between work sets. Also, start with short rest periods (2 minutes). This can increase, but upper body exercises require less rest and lower require more, but if you're pressed for time you don't need to rest more than 5 minutes. If you have the time, by all means rest longer, but WHO CARES if you're NOT DOING THE PROGRAM perfectly because you can't rest 12 minutes between squat sets.  If you're even more pressed for time, you can use the 4-day split for LP, with 2 exercises (squat & deadlift one day, press and bench press the other). This results in shorter workouts. You can also do 1 lift a day if you're in a huge rush.  Having a home gym helps as well. This eliminates the commute time.  Lastly, lots of people are “busy” doing BS. Think about how you can reduce or eliminate some of that BS.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com     

The Overflow
OVERTIME: Dating Part 2

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 33:11


Pastor Stephen and his wife Laura join Pastor Aly in unpacking 'Red Flags In Dating'. _Give towards what God is doing through THE BLOC: https://linktr.ee/theblocnola_With THE BLOC Online you can join us every Sunday night at 7pm cst! Join us at youtube.com/thebloc_Follow THE BLOC: https://www.instagram.com/theblocnola/Follow Stephen Daigle: https://www.instagram.com/sdaigle1/

Barbell Logic
Warm Ups - The Dos & Don'ts of Lifting

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 27:22


Matt and Scott discuss why we warm up and how to properly warm up. Warm ups--like much with lifting--can come with lots of confusion and misinformation. First, why do we warm up? We warm up to warm up the tissues, so this is the general purpose of warm up. We also warm up to practice the movement and prepare our neuromuscular system for the work sets, including the fact that as we add weight the center of mass shifts closer to the barbell, so the correct performance of the lift actually qualitatively changes. So, how do we warm up?  Warming up should be done relatively quickly. The heavier the weight, the longer it will take to warm up. You should roughly use 5 warm ups, but if you're in a cold environment you might need more. Also, as you progress through the workout your tissue is warm, so the purpose of the warm up shifts more toward the practice and preparation. Fewer warm ups can be done for exercises later in the workout. You also don't need to be precise with warm up weight. If some app tells you to warm up at 88 pounds, just do 95. For the most part, stick with 25lb and 45lb plates, unless your work set weights might be relatively low. You don't need to warm up between warm ups, especially the early ones. You might rest about 1 minute between the last couple warm ups, and definitely before the work set.  You also can warm up for the next lift in between work sets. Unless you're an exception (extremely small or extremely big and strong) start with 45lbs for the press, bench press, and squat and with 135lbs for the deadlift.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com     

Barbell Logic
The Master Cue - The Dos & Don'ts of Lifting

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 28:13


Matt and Scott discuss the master cue, a cue developed based on a basic understanding of biomechanics that can be used for many lifters. You cannot perform a squat correctly if the center of mass of the barbell-lifter system is not directly over the center of balance (your midfoot). The midfoot really means, however, that weight is balanced between the balls of your feet and your heels.  Because it can be hard for people to think about keeping the bar over the midfoot, we tend to draw the attention to the foot. As a coach, the foot is a helpful point to focus on to determine what is going on with a squat. As a lifter, paying attention to where you feel the pressure on your foot helps tell you if you're properly balance or too far back on your heels or forward on the balls of your feet. Because of this, the foot serves as a diagnostic tool for the squat.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com  

Barbell Logic
Hype or Not? - The Dos & Don'ts of Lifting

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 20:50


Matt and Scott discuss whether you should get hyped for a lift. They tend to say no, unless you've practiced getting hype and your form is good. If your form isn't locked in, don't hype.  Also, there is an importance for regularity before lifts. Because of this, you shouldn't act completely differently for PR attempts than lighter attempts. Do the same thing.  If you're an advanced lifter, you might have a pre-PR attempt rituatual that is slightly different than a normal attempt. For Matt, this doesn't bring hype but rather focus. You need to be intensely focused and present for these attempts.  For many lifters, having the one cue that you should focus on can help. Your coach and you develop the one cue for you to focus your technical focus (might be KNEES OUT for the squat on the way up, for example).  Lastly, consider the differences between the meet and lifting in your garage and gym and practice for those differences (practice squatting and pressing looking into an open room as opposed to close to a wall).  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

Barbell Logic
Training Older People - The Dos & Don'ts of Lifting

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 38:26


Matt and Scott discuss how to train older clients.  Barbell Logic's age demographics tend to skew older, so the company and its coaches have lots of experience coaching older clients.  Depending on the age, almost everyone can deadlift. Many can squat, bench press, and press. Some lifts may have to be modified, but an exercise similar to the lifts can be executed for most older clients.  Older people can and should train hard. For older people, this means intensity. Intensity is what older clients are missing from their life. Grabbing the groceries, for example, is a low-intensity exercise, so they need to lift heavy and add muscle mass as a type of insurance.  Volume, however, wrecks older people. Use less volume than you might program for younger clients. Frequency--number of workouts in a week--might also be less. 4-day splits for the very old are not recommended. You might do a 4-day split over 3 days or even have them only train twice a week with full-body sessions.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com  

Barbell Logic
Sully Power Clean - The Dos & Don'ts of Lifting

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 28:16


Dr. Jonathan Sullivan joins Matt and Scott to discuss the merits and drawbacks of including the power clean in someone's program. Who should perform it, and how do we evaluate if someone should or should not perform the power clean? Sully has 3 criteria for assessing whether someone should perform the power clean: Want to do it Aptitude to do it Tolerate it For those who meet the above criteria, it can be beneficial.  Sully believes the power clean develops and trains power. It is an accessory pulling exercise. It also introduces the lifter to Olympic weightlifting, a whole other arena in the strength and barbell world that that lifter might be interested in.  The power clean also helps the lifter learn how to commit to a movement pattern. You can't hesitate with the clean. This carries over to other lifts, like the squat, in committing to the execution of the lift.  Matt, Scott, and Sully agree that to be a good, well-rounded barbell coach a coach should be able to coach the power clean and power snatch.  One thing they also agree on is that the power clean is not appropriate for a novice's linear progression program.  Lastly, there are the limitations and realities of the coaching session. In a 2-hour out-of-town session, there's not enough time to coach the power clean and the other 4 lifts. Because of this, the power clean is best for clients who you see multiple times a week in-person (though it can be coached online, especially with some in-person additional coaching and the client being able to commit to filming and looking at his own lifts).  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com

Barbell Logic
What is a Cue - The Dos & Don'ts of Lifting

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 37:40


Scott and Matt discuss what is a cue and why good coaches give cues. You should only have to teach a lifter a lift once, but you will have to correct that person's execution of the lift. Because we can't as coaches lift the weight for the lifter, we have to deliver information to the lifter as they lift to get them lifting more in line with the model. We do this with a cue. Cues can be visual, tactile, or verbal.  Verbal cues need to be loud, clear, and short. The lifter has to hear the cue, understand the cue, and use the cue.  Visual is pointing or in some other way (for example, showing a lifter a relatively horizontal yet diagonal forearm to emphasize that they need to lean over in the low bar squat).  A tactile cue is touching the lifter. A coach may physically put the lifter in the right position (grab the elbows in the press to bring them up and forward) or touching the low back in the deadlift to emphasize lumbar extension.  Cues don't need to be correct. The point of the cue is to provide the thing the lifter needs to move more correctly during or between the performance of the lift (between is necessary for online coaching).  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

Barbell Logic
Common Novice Pitfalls - The Dos & Don'ts of Lifting

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 34:13


Matt and Scott discuss common pitfalls that novices make as they begin their strength journey.  First and foremost, many people lift with horrific form. You need to get your form right or pretty close. This either requires a coach or your needing to spend the time educating yourself and filming, watching, and analyzing your own lifts. Many people don't get shoes, and proper shoes make a huge difference, especially on the squat and press.  Too many people don't eat properly. This may be food quality (whole foods). This may be not eating enough. This may mean eating way too much crappy food. Protein needs to be higher for most people. Finally, too many people quit when it gets hard. They don't know how to grind. You don't have to grind every workout of every day--and you shouldn't. But, if you can't grind, you're leaving LOTS of weight on the bar and holding your own development of grit back.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com

Barbell Logic
Equipment You Need - The Dos & Don'ts of Lifting

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 46:34


Scott & Matt discuss what you have to have, what you should have, and what is nice to have in the world of strength training. First--it's nice to have a home gym. It provides flexibility and convenience, though it admittedly takes an initial investment of money to get a functional gym. If you're working to create a home gym, this is what you should have: Get a 20kg or 45lb bar of relatively high quality--you can get a used one. They discuss all the details here.  Get 500+ pounds of weight, including 8x45lb, 2x25lb, 2x5lb, 2x2.5lb, 2x1.25lb plates (2” holes). Olympic bumper plates are really nice. Iron is economical. Consider what you'll be lifting on--if you're lifting on a well-made platform, bumper plates are not necessary if you don't plan to do lots of Olympic lifting. A power rack is better than a squat stand. This has 4 upright, safety pins or catches, j-hooks. It often can also come with attachments (pulley attachments, dip attachments, pull up bar, etc.). You want 1” spacing around the bench press height. Regardless of if you lift in a public or home gym, you need shoes. This is the first thing you need. Don't get a CrossFit trainer. They discuss lots of good options. A belt is the next thing. You can get really strong without a belt, but most people end up getting a belt, as it adds weight to the bar and you want to get stronger. Dominion belts are great. Chalk is necessary as your pulls (deadlift, row, clean) get heavy. You probably want blocks of chalk to paint your hand. If your gym doesn't allow chalk, that's a good indication that your gym stinks and you should look elsewhere. Finally, here are nice-to-haves: wrist wraps, wrist straps, knee sleeves, squat shirt. GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com  

The Overflow
OVERTIME: What's a Prayer Journal? How do I know God's will for MY life?

The Overflow

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 22:59


We're starting something new! Welcome to OVERTIME. Each week we will dive deeper into the previous BLOC's message and answer YOUR questions regarding the message. If you have any questions, make sure to send us a DM on Instagram @theblocnola.

Barbell Logic
Nutrition Q&A #380

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 60:53


Gillian and Niki answer your nutrition questions, including hunger & recipes, small wins & gastric distress.  0:00 Introduction & Gillian is Human -what do you do if you get off the rails? -hydrate & drink lots of water -get back to your normal: don't overreact, but get back to the routine that makes you feel good -do the things you need to do to get back (shop, food prep, etc.) 9:30 Hunger Signals -depends on your food choices (empty calories versus protein- & fiber-dense meal) -what do you mean by hungry? what does that feel like?  -think about all the distinction between painfully full to truly hungry and needing food--there's lots of difference between those two extremes 14:37 Novice, Intermediate, Advanced Nutrition Clients -what defines these levels?  -knowledge, skill-levels, compliance all matter 17:55 Examples of Small Wins -making changes that are different than their norms that bring them closer to their goals -think about the meal, the day, the week, the month -also, think about the small wins versus the guilt and mistakes 21:28 Gastric Distress & Nutrition -can the nutrition coach help them identify a cause (are certain foods causing this)? -might recommend seeing a doctor to see if it's something more serious (after tracking with a visual food diary) -there can be things like bubbly water or medication that might be causing a problem (so let's look at non-calorie items too) 24:53 FODMAPs -short-chain carbohydrate or sugar -tend to cause problems for people with IBS -identify what the person is sensitive to 29:45 Blood Markers -these matter, but it's really more important to focus on the behaviors -how will this data change our actions? -don't fixate on a number 34:26 Training on Low Carb Diet -understand why the person wants to follow this diet 38:37 Go-To Recipes -chicken salsa verde -has been going off what the grocery store has -instant pot healthy recipes 41:35 Losing Weight with Non-Supportive Family -need to talk to each other -might have to lead by example 45:55 Becoming a Nutrition Coach -nutrition coach versus registered dietitian (cannot prescribe a diet) -behavior-based 56:24 Nutrition Plans & Monthly Cycles -building an awareness is helpful GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

Barbell Logic
Marketing with Josh Veach S18Ep7 - The Business Series

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 52:28


What is marketing and why does it matter? If you feel you can provide a valuable service or product to others, how do you not only get that message out but demonstrate to your potential audience & customers that what you are selling is right for them? Josh Veach, CIO at Barbell Logic, joins Niki & Matt, to discuss marketing. Josh also runs a non-profit--Go Shout Love--that designs and sells t-shirts, with the funds going to help families pay medical bills for their children with rare diseases. You can follow Go Shout Love on Instagram here.  Matt and Josh met not through lifting or some business convention, but rather through being neighbors and sheltering from tornadoes. Josh's house did not have a basement but Matt's did, so Matt offered his basement in case of a tornado (and Josh and his family took him up on the offer).  The friendship first entered the business realm when Matt needed to build a website for his gym, Strong Gym. Josh had begun to do pro bono work and eventually created a company of his own that worked on marketing and website development.  Since then, Josh has become a full time employee at Barbell Logic, a member of the leadership team, and a crucial member of the team.  Now, back to marketing. Most people focus on themselves and their business and forget to think about their audience and clientele, what value they are looking for, and what drives their decisions.  If you're a coach or business owner, you (hopefully) believe in the product or service you're offering and understand the value you provide your clients. Or, if you don't have any clients yet, you at least have some idea of how you can impact and improve the lives of your future clients. But simply sharing your story is not enough.  Josh's advice comes down to three big things: know your clientele, what value they are looking for, & what drives their decisions what makes you different (& better) make it easy to have them pay you Additionally, and just as important, you cannot lie about your service or product. Word of mouth is still the best way to grow, and if you lie or overpromise about your product or service, the word of mouth will be negative.  Lastly, you have to build your brand through repetition. What beer do you think of when you think of the coldest beer? What beer do you think about when you think about getting away to a beach? Is this a result of some inherent property of that beer, or that those companies have made decisions about what their product provides and have consistently messaged that over years and decades. You are positioning yourself and your brand in your audience and clients' minds. One example of this is having a consistent color scheme and font in your marketing and design work. It's a small point, but it helps maintain one consistent voice and builds the repetition and consistency you want.  This actually decreases in difficulty as you grow. Though you as a coach don't have a marketing department planning and preparing your messaging, you are also one person. How do you maintain a consistent voice in a larger company? It's hard. Lastly, what's a CIO? The title means Chief Information Officer. Josh helps with website development and design, marketing and sales. He ensures that Barbell Logic maintains that one consistent voice throughout its webpage, social media, content, services, and advertisements.  Understanding marketing can really help you in multiple areas of your life, beyond your business. The underlying principles are about clear communication and working to understand what the person you're communicating with wants.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

Barbell Logic
Dominion Strength's Business Journey S18Ep6 - The Business Series

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 40:56


This is the NEW interview with Dominion Strength Training. Niki talks to Blake & Katie about their journey as entrepeneurs as their business has grown and they've expanded the products they offer. You can follow Dominion Strength Training on Instagram. Niki actually met Blake & Katie before Dominion Strength Training started, as they came to Atlanta Barbell to receive coaching. They were CrossFitters but learned to love strength training, and as they turned to purchase their belt they realized there was no high-quality belt they could get quickly. Initially, they received equipment from overseas, but production and quality issues led them to realize that they could offer a better product with less problems if they built the belts themselves, so they began to build the belts themselves.  Because they control everything that goes into the belt, they create the highest quality belt on the market. They can ship the belts to you quickly because they don't customize but rather have belts in stock that can be yours within days.  They have grown and offer more products now, including straps, different sizes and types of belts, and dip belts.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

Barbell Logic
Entrepreneurship with Mike with MicroGainz S18Ep5 - The Business Series

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 47:08


This is a new interview with Mike Reed from MicroGainz . Mike & Matt really focus on entrepreneurship and creating a successful business. Also, Mike and his wife recently attended the 2021 BLOC Party, had a blast, was able to meet many of the coaches and clients, and brought gear to sell (without shipping).  You can follow MicroGainz on Instagram here. MicroGainz offers fractional plates (now up to 10 lbs), dumbbell fractional plates, gym pins for machines, and now Barbell Logic engraved micro plates. The equipment is made in Pennsylvania, USA. You can always use cold “LOGIC” to get 10% off. Mike discovered the problem of not being able to make smaller jumps when he completed LP, and realized there weren't many options on Amazon. Plates he found were cheap and poorly made and not made in the USA.  He decided to fix this problem himself and worked to make his first fractional plates. Not only does this go to show that successful business solves a problem, but it was actually a problem Mike faced himself. He had an N of 1 that this was a real problem, and he also understood the importance of this problem and how he could help his clients.  People have lots of misconceptions about what entrepreneurs or business owners do. They think it's glamorous and easy, but it's really about grinding for years and maybe even decades. Mike worked 2 jobs for 4 years before he was finally able to quit his day job. Matt similarly had to work 2 jobs when he initially began coaching.  For both of them, there came a point where they realized that not only could they quit their day job but they needed to if the new business would succeed.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

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Traversing the 2020 Business Landscape with MicroGainz S18Ep4 - The Business Series

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 22:40


This is the episode Matt & Mike recorded the day before Thanksgiving 2020 and aired that Black Friday. Matt & Mike discuss MicroGainz and the opportunities and challenges that COVID created for their businesses.  You can follow MicroGainz on Instagram here. MicroGainz offers fractional plates (now up to 10 lbs), dumbbell fractional plates, gym pins for machines, and now Barbell Logic engraved micro plates. The equipment is made in Pennsylvania, USA. You can always use cold “LOGIC” to get 10% off. 2020 has been a hard year for many people, though good professionally and personally for Matt (and he's thankful for that). MicroGainz benefited from supply issues because he was able to produce plates when others could not.  The great part about his products is that they can be used whether you train at a gym--they fit easily and lightly in your gym bag--or at your house.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

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How to Change Careers, Pay Off Debt, & Build a Successful Gym with Jordan Stanon S18Ep3 - The Business Series

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 48:52


Jordan Stanton, owner of Next Level Barbell, joins Matt & Scott to discuss his story of frugality, risk taking, and self-determination.  He went to college to become a nurse, but realized this was not a career he wanted to stick with long term. He began to train lifters and came to a point where he had to decide if he was going to really pursue it or not, and he ultimately did.  He paid off his bad debt with frugality and even though his initial gym was in a garage, he provided a clean space with high-quality lifting equipment and offered excellent coaching.  Although Jordan discusses going All in, he didn't really go all in. He pushed hard, but he didn't buy a huge warehouse and hope customers would come. If you want to start a gym, start in your garage and get a rack. Maybe move to a larger garage or get more equipment. You might eventually consider renting a small space. You don't get an expensive space without knowing there is a customer base for you. Jordan also realized the importance of the subscription model. He didn't have clients pay monthly but rather had them pay monthly. This ensured regular pay. He also offered discounts for people who came regularly as opposed to coming in for one session.  Lastly, he found a huge element to creating a successful gym was building the community. The community keeps people coming and makes it harder for them to cancel, because their friends lift at the gym. This is large element to the success of CrossFit, because group classes create a social element.  GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

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Building a Better Belt with Dominion Strength S18Ep2 - The Business Series

Barbell Logic

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 34:37


This is the original Dominion Strength Training interview. Blake & Katie join Matt & Scott to discuss the creation of Dominion Strength Training. You can find their website here and follow them on Instagram here.  Blake identified the possibility for creating a belt company when--as a novice lifter--he saw a gap between poorly made, cheap belts that you could get quickly and expensive, high-quality belts that took months to get to you. He realized that lifters needed a high-quality belt they could receive quickly.  They initially sourced from Pakistan, but ran into quality issues and were forced to repair belts with their own hardware before a large pre-Christmas order, which led them to work toward producing the belts themselves. This led them to create the belts themselves to avoid these problems. This gave them more control of the quality of the belt, and ultimately improved the quality of the belt. They moved from Atlanta to Florida to build their business. Lots of people have good ideas, some attempt to pursue them, but few persevere through the difficulties and succeed in creating a successful business.  By the way, Dominion sells more products than listed in this episode...stay tuned for episode 6 for an update from them. GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com   

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Business Leader Books S18Ep1 - The Business Series

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 39:54


Matt & Scott share their business books that have provided them value and insight as business owners themselves.  The E Myth Revisited (Matt) This book discusses business systems. There are owners, managers, and technicians in every business. If you're a great technician, you might not be a great manager or owner (e.g. if you're a great coach, it doesn't meat you'd be great at running a gym).  Scott's Initial Recommendations He recommended reading the Wall Street Journal daily for a few years--stick to the business stuff. The Harvard Business Review is another good source. Lots of new business books are just repackaged old ideas.  Scott got much out of My Years with General Motors.  Poor Charlie's Almanac (Matt)  There are some great nuggets in this book. Another great resource are the Berkshire Hathaway letters. Both also recommend the Intelligent Investor.  The 4 Steps to the Epiphany (Scott) This book is about creating a start up.  The Effective Executive (Matt) This book discusses time management and how to best focus your efforts. It really can apply to anyone who runs anything (a household or family, for example).  Some Newer Options The Everything Store about Amazon and Jeff Bezos is a good book. Delivering Happiness is the book about Zappos.  Creating a Company Culture & Expertise This is difficult to do.  Also, you ultimately have to do and get over the expertise hurdle. Keep learning, get after it, and ask questions.  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin This book delivers great productivity, work ethic, and living good life tips.  Crucial Conversations This book discusses how to have difficult but necessary conversations. This applies to business, but also normal human interactions in any relationship.  The Business of Business Business is hard. People glamorize it, but it comes with challenges and the probability of failure and failure's consequences.  Plus some rapidfire book recommendations that didn't quite make the top cut. GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans.  No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial.  https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners:  https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook podcast@barbell-logic.com