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Second Wind Fitness with Brock Armstrong

Health & Wellness Podcasts

I have one goal: to help you think differently about exercise so you can move more of your body, more often, in more and more interesting ways. None of us want to exercise harder or longer to get good results (we have jobs, families, and lives) we want to exercise smarter not harder, and we want to have fun while doing it. As I, Coach Brock (formerly the Get-Fit Guy), begin the second half of my first century on this planet (I just turned 50), I will use my background in Cognitive Behavioural Theory, endurance sport, and a lifelong love of movement to help you move through this world with ease, now and later in life. This podcast isn’t about getting skinny, ripped, or jacked - but it is about being fit, capable, strong, healthy, and satisfied with how your body functions. Whether you were fit when you were younger and let it slide, you never found a fitness program that worked for you, or you are just tired of working so hard to stay fit, it’s time to get your second wind.

I have one goal: to help you think differently about exercise so you can move more of your body, more often, in more and more interesting ways. None of us want to exercise harder or longer to get good results (we have jobs, families, and lives) we want to exercise smarter not harder, and we want to have fun while doing it. As I, Coach Brock (formerly the Get-Fit Guy), begin the second half of my first century on this planet (I just turned 50), I will use my background in Cognitive Behavioural Theory, endurance sport, and a lifelong love of movement to help you move through this world with ease, now and later in life. This podcast isn’t about getting skinny, ripped, or jacked - but it is about being fit, capable, strong, healthy, and satisfied with how your body functions. Whether you were fit when you were younger and let it slide, you never found a fitness program that worked for you, or you are just tired of working so hard to stay fit, it’s time to get your second wind.

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Canada

Description:

I have one goal: to help you think differently about exercise so you can move more of your body, more often, in more and more interesting ways. None of us want to exercise harder or longer to get good results (we have jobs, families, and lives) we want to exercise smarter not harder, and we want to have fun while doing it. As I, Coach Brock (formerly the Get-Fit Guy), begin the second half of my first century on this planet (I just turned 50), I will use my background in Cognitive Behavioural Theory, endurance sport, and a lifelong love of movement to help you move through this world with ease, now and later in life. This podcast isn’t about getting skinny, ripped, or jacked - but it is about being fit, capable, strong, healthy, and satisfied with how your body functions. Whether you were fit when you were younger and let it slide, you never found a fitness program that worked for you, or you are just tired of working so hard to stay fit, it’s time to get your second wind.

Language:

English


Episodes

A Pain in the Neck – Literally! (WorkplaceHero.me)

9/26/2022
In this special episode, sourced from the archives of my old podcast, WorkplaceHero, we dive into neck pain and how to deal with it. Neck pain can be caused by any workplace activity that strains your neck and you might feel pain at the base of your skull and down into your shoulders, or you might just feel a knot in your neck. But it is avoidable - and that is what we cover in this episode. Don't forget to check out all of my workout videos at BrockArmstrong.com/YouTube

Duration:00:17:12

Elastic Resistance Bands - how and why to use them

9/12/2022
Resistance bands are small, portable, inexpensive, and easy to use anywhere and anytime. If you need some help (or some convincing) to get your resistance training underway, this is for you! This likely won't be news to you but I will say it anyway - consistent resistance training provides so many health benefits that I think everyone should be doing it. But, I also know that the items we usually associate with resistance training (barbells, dumbbells, weight plates, and big exercise...

Duration:00:15:14

Menopause? More like MenoGO with NiCole Keith Ph.D.

8/29/2022
In the episode, I am joined by sports medicine researcher and past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. NiCole Keith, Ph.D. to discuss the elusive topic of Exercise for Post-Menopausal Women. Dr. NiCole Keith is a Professor from the Department of Kinesiology and associate dean of faculty affairs in the School of Health & Human Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Keith is dedicated to research and programming that increases physical activity...

Duration:00:42:17

Need to Get (Back) in Shape? Here's a Plan!

8/15/2022
Whether you want to get back in shape or you want to get in shape for the very first time, improving your fitness begins by starting where you are, setting reasonable goals, and tracking your progress. In this episode, will tell you how. Some people haven't ever been interested in moving their bodies, but then are suddenly faced with a doctor telling them they need to get in shape - or else. Others were fit years ago (maybe in high school or college) but once they stopped competing in team...

Duration:00:14:02

How Hard Are You Exercising? (rate of perceived exertion)

8/1/2022
You may have heard me say that you should do a particular exercise at a particular intensity or your doctor may have told you to get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity exercise per week. Do you need to buy an activity tracker or get a kinesiology degree to know exactly how intense these workout should be? The truth is that you probably already innately know how hard you are exercising. It's called Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and it's already installed in your brain! Don't...

Duration:00:16:31

What is Exercise Contagion? And how can we catch it?

7/18/2022
In a paper called Exercise contagion in a global social network published in Nature Communications, researchers say that “we show that exercise is socially contagious and that its contagiousness varies with the relative activity of and gender relationships between friends.” Don't forget to check out all of my workout videos at BrockArmstrong.com/YouTube

Duration:00:17:17

Why You Need a Morning Movement Routine w/ Brad Kearns (B.Rad Podcast)

7/4/2022
Find out more about Brad's comprehensive online multimedia educational course with all the tools and guidance you need to implement a custom-designed morning exercise routine, scalable to all fitness levels and time availability. Improve fitness, focus, and discipline all day! And use the code: brad10 to get 10% off at sign-up. Check out Brad's Morning Routine at BrockArmstrong.com/bradmorning Learn more about the Nutrition GPA at nutritiongpa.com

Duration:01:12:40

So Many Reasons to Lift Something Heavy

6/20/2022
The benefits of lifting heavy things that I outline in this episode: Don't forget to check out all of my workout videos at BrockArmstrong.com/YouTube

Duration:00:27:55

What the Heck is a Healthy Body Composition?

6/6/2022
If you are a serious (or even recreational) exerciser, you want to get faster/stronger. That is, after all, where some of the fun of our dedicated exercise time is derived. And for many of us, getting faster or making those hard-fought-for muscles more noticeable, means losing some body fat. This can be a tricky endeavour when you are also trying to enjoy your workouts, live an active lifestyle, be good at your job, raise a family, and maybe even perform well in some races and events. While...

Duration:00:35:28

Functional Physical and Mental Fitness w/ Elle Russ (the Elle Russ Show)

5/23/2022
LANGUAGE WARNING: we do drop the f-bomb three (maybe four) times (in reference to Elle’s book, Confident As Fu*k: How To Ditch Bad Vibes, Clean Up Your Past, And Cultivate Confidence In Order To Make Your Dreams A Reality). So if you or someone near you is really put off by that word… well, you have been warned. Elle is a bestselling author, a screenwriter, and a seasoned public speaker and has been interviewed on over 50 shows and featured in publications such as Success Magazine,...

Duration:00:37:22

Don't Skip or Skimp on Your Cool-Down

5/9/2022
After any workout (cardio or weights) your muscles are tired and very quickly begin breaking down in order to rebuild (this is a good thing). That time, right after you finish exercising, is a critical time for muscle tissue repair, strength building, and overall recovery. That is where your cool-down comes into play. Don't forget to check out all of my workout videos at BrockArmstrong.com/YouTube

Duration:00:19:27

Move The Body, Heal The Mind with Jennifer J Heisz , PhD (NeuroFit Lab)

4/25/2022
Dr. Heisz joins me on this episode to talk about her research which examines the effects of physical activity on brain function to promote mental health and cognition in young adults, older adults and individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Her book: Move The Body, Heal The Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Depression, and Dementia and Improve Focus, Creativity, and Sleep, focuses on overcoming inertia; using exercise to help fight addictions; how we can improve our memory with fitness even as we age;...

Duration:00:56:50

The Three Distinct Versions of Exercise

4/11/2022
When we choose to walk to the store instead of driving there, we might be heard saying that we are “getting some exercise.” When we go to the gym or any fitness class, we go there to exercise. When we start training for a marathon, we again think or talk about it in terms of doing some sort of exercise. While all of these statements are mostly accurate, at least to a certain extent, I think this line of thinking gets us in trouble. And not just semantic trouble that confuses people who are...

Duration:00:13:01

The Importance of Variability with Debbie Potts (Life is Not a Race)

3/28/2022
Debbie Potts, is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), DNAFit coach, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, CHEK HLC Coach, KION and Superhuman Coach, USAT Coach and NASM CPT. Whoa! Debbie is a leading fitness professional for over twenty-five years who owned Fitness Forward Studio in Bellevue, WA for over ten years. Main topics included: Don't forget to check out all of my workout videos at BrockArmstrong.com/YouTube

Duration:00:44:28

A Strong Case for the Pull-up Bar

3/17/2022
You probably know someone (or maybe you are someone) who has limited mobility in their shoulders. I have been noticing this more and more in family members and people I work with. Sure, some of them have had an acute injury that caused it (or at least kicked it off) but the majority of people, I would suggest, are suffering more from the old move-it or lose-it issue. Their shoulder movements started to get difficult over time, maybe with some amount of pain, and so they decided to “rest”...

Duration:00:18:31

Create Your Own User Manual with Alex Wisch (WischFit)

3/7/2022
Alex Wisch is a Performance & Wellness Coach, Entrepreneur, Athlete, and Mental Health Activist. Throughout his life, he has faced significant adversity. Alex has struggled with ADHD, dyslexia and, in his early teens, battled anorexia. Regardless of the challenges he faced, he showed great promos by becoming one of the top sailors in the country by age 18 and got accepted into an Ivy League school. As a sophomore in college, his struggles and perfectionism became overwhelming. He found...

Duration:00:44:04

Your Engine's 50,000 Mile Tune-Up (feed drop: Change Academy)

2/24/2022
If you’ve ever owned a motor vehicle (or a fancy bike), you know that routine maintenance (getting the oil changed, checking your tire pressure, monitoring the brake pads, etc.), can keep your vehicle running well and on the road for a long time. Every so often, however, a more comprehensive tune-up is recommended. In the same way, healthy habits like eating well, staying active, managing stress, and so on, go a long way toward keeping your body and life running smoothly But every once in a...

Duration:00:38:00

Make It Your Own with Abel James (Fat-Burning Man)

2/14/2022
A “Coach to the coaches,” Abel has worked with thousands of people across the world to optimize performance, mindset, health and longevity. He also has an A.B. from Dartmouth College and graduated as a Senior Fellow with Honors with a concentration in Psychological and Brain Sciences. So, as you can imagine, we dviate a little from the "fitness world" but I think you will agree that it all fit together nicely. In this episode, we cover: - The fun and embarassing (for me) story of how we...

Duration:00:48:17

Should you Ditch the Chair? A case for "active rest"

2/7/2022
The research paper: Sitting, squatting, and the evolutionary biology of human inactivity published in the proceedings of the national academy of science concludes with this: “Based on our results, we introduce the Inactivity Mismatch Hypothesis and propose that human physiology is likely adapted to more consistently active muscles derived from both physical activity and from nonambulatory postures with higher levels of muscle contraction.” This translates to something...

Duration:00:16:30

Drop the Ego and Train Smarter with Craig "Crowie" Alexander (SansEgo)

1/31/2022
Craig “Crowie” Alexander grew up playing a range of sports soccer, cricket, water polo, golf and tennis, although soccer was his main game. The sport you know Crowie best for, triathlon, he didn’t compete in until the age of 20. Alexander raced his first professional triathlon in Sydney, Australia on the ITU World Cup circuit in 1995, finishing in 8th place. He also claimed his first professional victory later that same year. He went on to have many wins and with his 2011 victory in Kona...

Duration:00:43:18