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The Bros and Blokes Lifestyle Academy

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We are a "Bro" (US) and a "Bloke" (UK), exploring Health and Fitness, Gaming, TV and Film and Adulting. Join us weekly as we bring our own thoughts to the table and interview top experts to share their insights.

We are a "Bro" (US) and a "Bloke" (UK), exploring Health and Fitness, Gaming, TV and Film and Adulting. Join us weekly as we bring our own thoughts to the table and interview top experts to share their insights.

Location:

United States

Description:

We are a "Bro" (US) and a "Bloke" (UK), exploring Health and Fitness, Gaming, TV and Film and Adulting. Join us weekly as we bring our own thoughts to the table and interview top experts to share their insights.

Language:

English


Episodes

Wonder Woman 1984: Reviewed (& Our 1st Birthday!)

1/14/2021
It's our show's 1st BIRTHDAY! Big thanks to our listeners for supporting our podcast. We celebrate with a complete review of the latest comic-book movie from DC - Wonder Woman 1984. Did the sequel of DC's more recent successful movie character live up to expectations? Or did they miss the mark? Was the story compelling? What about the casting? -- For more information on our show, visit brosandblokes.com or check out our social media platforms and support pages: Facebook:...

Duration:00:32:50

How a Sedentary Lifestyle Can Lead to Injuries (w/Matt Peale)

1/11/2021
In today's fitness episode, James sits down with former NPC physique bodybuilder, Corrective Exercise Specialist and author of the new fitness guide, 'Athlete in the Game of Life' - Matt Peale. Matt shares his concerns with how COVID-19 has made us even more sedentary than usual, leading to (most commonly) lower back problems as well as other aches and pains in the body. He details some of things to do to prevent those potential issues with easy-to-manage mobility work. He also discusses...

Duration:00:32:26

January Download: The Capitol, Fitness Resolution Mistakes, NFL Playoff Predictions

1/7/2021
Welcome to 2021! And welcome to our Monthly Download episode for January. 6 days into the month and...we jump into the news of the storming of the nation's Capitol by a group of Pro-Trump supporters. We share our thoughts on the ongoing division in America. We go on to discuss some of the reasons why people don't stick to their fitness resolutions and provide our "professional" analysis of the NFL playoff picture and the teams favoured for success. Our Monthly Downloads are always streamed...

Duration:00:40:10

A Fitness Journey: Dealing with Cystic Fibrosis (w/David Isaacks)

1/4/2021
To kick off the new year, we're back with a fitness topic and a motivational story for true "fit-spiration!" As part of a new series of fitness stories, we're inviting guests to talk about their journeys with fitness and some of the struggles they've faced. We start with David Isaacks, local friend and coach of Crossfit Cereberus in Blue Springs, Missouri. He shares his experience working out with Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that affects the lungs, pancreas and other vital organs. He...

Duration:00:39:42

The Future of Gaming, Debated

12/28/2020
In our first Gaming episode of season 3, we share our thoughts on how the gaming landscape pans out for the near (and far) future. This includes thoughts on tech that has already landed (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality), popular games that continue to evolve and drop new content (including a special RANT from Kalan on the Destiny "adaptations") and the ongoing thoughts for E-Sports and streamers. In case you missed it: - Our chat with a VR Bar Owner - Discussion on E-Sports - Our...

Duration:00:28:48

Cyberpunk 2077: Reviewed

12/24/2020
In today's gaming episode, we breakdown the latest release from CD Projekt Red...Cyberpunk 2077! On December 10th, they released their highly anticipated title; Set in 2077 in a futuristic world and featuring Keanu Reeves. But did the game live up to expectations? Was the story compelling? How does it compare to other similar roaming titles like GTA? Where does it place CD Projekt red in the rankings for gaming companies? -- For more information on our show, visit brosandblokes.com or...

Duration:00:34:24

The Compound Exercise "Substitutes"

12/21/2020
In this fitness download, James discusses with Kalan some of these alternative exercises you can do when the Compound lifts (Squats, Deadlifts, Bench Press) need to be avoided. This can be due to injury concerns, or...just not wanting to do them! These exercise can also be used for those beginners who may be a little intimidated by the actual movements (especially with a barbell) and want to work their way up to good compound lift form. -- For more information on our show, visit...

Duration:00:28:31

Christmas Traditions: British vs American

12/14/2020
Seasons Greetings and Merry (or "Happy") Christmas! In todays episode, we're going fun and festive with a unique debate on the differences between US and UK holiday traditions. What do the Brits call Santa Claus? Do the US kids only give Santa milk and cookies?! How have our experiences of the holiday season changed from then to now?! References from the episode: Mince Pies Mincemeat Double Cream Brandy Butter Christmas Crackers -- For more information on our show, visit...

Duration:00:38:39

A Beginner's Guide to Chess

12/10/2020
Following the success of Netflix's "Queen's Gambit", James goes over the very basic rules for how to play Chess. What is the object of the game? How do the pieces move specifically? What's "check" mean? In this brief breakdown, we'll highlight the elements of the game you need to know to get started. If you're familiar with how it works, this episode may not be for you. But check out some of our recommended resources for continued learning: - Chess.com - Chessopolis.com - Bobby Fischer...

Duration:00:26:07

The Importance of Yoga (w/YogOhana)

12/7/2020
In our next fitness download, James sits down with California-based Yoga Instructor, Tony Irwin. (Also known as 'YogOhana.') Tony helps us get a better understanding of Yoga, how we can implement it into our weekly fitness programs, the concerns surrounding certain styles of Yoga, and how most practices can ultimately help everyone. Yogohana on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/yogohana -- For more information on our show, visit brosandblokes.com or check out our social media platforms and support...

Duration:00:33:57

December Download: Best Santas, The Liberator, We Are Champions

12/3/2020
Seasons Greetings! It's December! We kick off with a quick quiz on all those actors who've played Santa. Aside from Tim Allen, who else is there? (Turns out...A LOT!) We also break down our thoughts on Netflix's unique WW2 show 'The Liberator' and their docu-series 'We Are Champions' Happy "Snowy" month. -- For more information on our show, visit brosandblokes.com or check out our social media platforms and support pages: Facebook: @brosandblokes Twitter: @brosandblokes Instagram:...

Duration:00:32:19

The Truths Behind Those Biopic Movies

11/30/2020
Our latest movie episode has arrived! This time, we review some of our favourite "biopic" movies and explore the "truths" behind some of the elements - whether in character depiction or in storytelling. Those movies are: - Captain Philips (2013) - Band of Brothers (2001- mini-series) - The Social Network (2010) - The Revenant (2015) - The Founder (2016) - United 93 (2006) Did the movie serve the actual events well, or were they overly-dramatised for cinematic affect? How was each main...

Duration:00:44:06

Finding Your Fitness Motivation & Positivity (w/MikeFit)

11/23/2020
WELCOME TO SEASON 3! We open the season with a chat with Personal Trainer, Life Coach and Twitch Fitness Streamer, Mike Le ("MikeFit"). At 46 years old, Mike currently boasts the best shape of his life and encourages a strong positive attitude during his daily fitness streams. Mike shares his thoughts on keeping that motivational drive when it comes to our personal fitness journeys. How do we deal with injury recovery and getting back into a routine? How important are social surroundings to...

Duration:00:38:53

NFL: Are the Steelers THAT good? Has Lamar Jackson peaked? Does Trubisky return as Bears QB?

11/23/2020
Our latest NFL Review is here! *NOTE: A week behind the latest action!* We break down all the current thoughts of the NFL teams's successes and failures. Can the Chiefs "run it back?" What does the playoff picture look like at this point? What does the future hold for some of these teams? We conclude with our latest Superbowl match-up predictions! -- For more information on our show, visit brosandblokes.com or check out our social media platforms and support pages: Facebook:...

Duration:00:33:05

November Download: The Haunting of Bly Manor, Borat, Streaming Sticks

11/2/2020
November is here! James and Kalan discuss Halloween Costumes, as well as the latest in TV and Film reviews. Just how scary is 'The Haunting of Bly Manor'? Was the Borat sequel better than the first? -- For more information on our show, visit brosandblokes.com or check out our social media platforms and support pages: Facebook: @brosandblokes Twitter: @brosandblokes Instagram: @brosandblokes Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/brosandblokes Youtube:...

Duration:00:44:40

SEASON TWO MIXER

10/12/2020
Here it is. The highlights from Season 2! . Here's a list of each clip and the episode it came from: 1) What is Protein? - Ep.12 'Macronutrients: What Are They? What Ratios?' 2) Coffee flavors - Ep.3 'How to Appreciate Good Coffee (w/Roasters Marketplace)' 3) Kalan's "horrific" horror game experience - Ep.15 'Those Horror Games That Shaped the Genre' 4) James's overhead squat assessment - Ep.10 'Fitness 101: The Squat' 5) Olympic lifting shoes - Ep.6 'The Shoe Game: Finding Your...

Duration:00:29:25

Those Fitness F.A.Q's (w/Zach Morgan)

10/5/2020
THIS IS OUR SEASON 2 FINALE! We're joined by LA-based fitness trainer and chef Zach Morgan to discuss some of the common questions people have on fitness. As well as a brand ambassador for Rhone and Whoop, Zach is also the Personal Trainer to Bobby Berk! (from Netflix show 'Queer Eye'.) Some of those common questions include: - Does Intermittent Fasting work? - How do I push past my 1-rep max on Bench? - What go-to snacks can I have that won't derail my training efforts? -- For more...

Duration:00:36:27

October Download: Bethesda Studios, Tenet, High Score

10/2/2020
In our next monthly download, we go over some significant news in the gaming realm - Bethesda Studios being bought by Microsoft! What future ramifications (if any) does that have on their titles? Kalan shares his thoughts on Christopher Nolan's latest "confusing" movie in Tenet, and James reviews a limited docu-series on Netflix about the Gaming industry. -- For more information on our show, visit brosandblokes.com or check out our social media platforms and support pages: Facebook:...

Duration:00:35:26

Getting to Know Dungeons & Dragons

9/28/2020
In today's episode, Kalan takes us through the basic elements of the known fantasy role-playing game: Dungeons and Dragons! . He starts by taking James (complete beginner) through his very own mini-adventure, including what outfit his character should wear and how to deal with certain obstacles on his journey. We then collectively answer those common questions surrounding the game, including the key elements to success in the role of 'Dungeon Master' and how to make the game enjoyable for...

Duration:00:36:51

Gaming and Parenting: The Balancing Act

9/21/2020
In a unique crossover episode, we explore how people can manage their time being an effective parent and playing their favourite gaming titles! We chat with Stas, one of the creators of the online platform 'Dads with Gamepads' to talk about his experiences as a gamer and a father to twins. He explores games that everyone can enjoy together and shares precious moments he had in gaming with his children. Website: https://dwgpads.com/ -- For more information on our show, visit...

Duration:00:31:27