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Wired AF is a podcast that goes into all things health and well-being, mindset of an athlete and the importance of reflecting on your achievements. Led by Nutritionist Brandon Accardi and Dr. Steph Aldridge (Osteopath), who are both experienced strength coaches. We share our experiences and interview guests that will drive you to succeed and be informed. @wiredafpodcast


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Wired AF is a podcast that goes into all things health and well-being, mindset of an athlete and the importance of reflecting on your achievements. Led by Nutritionist Brandon Accardi and Dr. Steph Aldridge (Osteopath), who are both experienced strength coaches. We share our experiences and interview guests that will drive you to succeed and be informed. @wiredafpodcast




RPE for Weightlifting

RPE, short for "rate of perceived exertion" is most frequently used for cardiovascular training. Today we talk about RPE's applications in the world of strength training and olympic weightlifting as opposed to using the traditional percentage based program.


Injured and still exercising?

How can you manage your injury while still exercising? Should you still be doing the same training you were before you were injured? In this episode we discuss how injuries affect your attitude towards exercise, and what you can still do if you are injured.


Foam Rolling - Not What You Think!

Have you ever wondered what the current research is saying about foam rolling before or after training? Today we talk about what the evidence says about this common recovery tool. Should you be foam rolling? OR could you be spending you time elsewhere doing other activities to aid recovery?


Prioritising Protein Intake over Counting Calories

We live in a society where most peoples protein intake is significantly diluted. We also find that many people over-complicate their nutrition by just counting their calories, and may often fail with long term success in their diet. Today we want to talk to you about how counting calories can be important but why prioritising the macronutrient protein first may actually be the key to your success in body composition changes.


Tokyo Olympics 2020: Athletes and Sports to Watch

We chat about our favourite athletes and sports that we want to watch in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. Our favourite sports include Olympic Weightlifting, Diving and Taekwondo. Make sure you check out our episode where spoke to Olympian Melissa Wu who is competing in her 4th Olympic Games. She is an amazing athlete and we were fortunate enough to speak to her a few months ago about her sporting career and life.


Female Strength Training: How to Start?

Why is strength training so great for women? How can you start your journey into strength training? Are you worried you'll get injured or not be strong enough to move a barbell? We are here to talk to you about what you need to know as a female wanting to start strength training. We encourage all women to try lifting weights, and we are here to tell you that yes you can do it, even if you have never done it before!


Women's Nutrition & Strength Training with Dakstrength

Dakoda from @dak_strength is an elite powerlifter and online strength and nutrition coach. Dakoda talks to us about her best competition lifts and achievements powerlifting. We also get into a discussion about strength training and nutrition for women, and how its actually much harder to get "jacked" than women think. A common misconception is that when women eat more food or do weightlifting they will get big and bulky. However, this is actually very difficult to achieve, especially...


Fitness Watches: Do They Work?

Brandon and Steph wore their fitness watches for two weeks, and today they compare their experience with you. This is NOT a sponsored episode. Brandon has a Garmin Forerunner 75XT and Steph has a Fitbit Versa 2. Listen to the episode to learn how they stack up against each other, what they are good for, and what they DON'T do!


Eat Like the Animals with author Dr. David Raubenheimer

Brandon sits down with the author of the book "Eat Like the Animals" for this much anticipated bookclub episode. Tapping into nature and the power of protein to tell us what to eat, when to eat, how to control weight and how to live longer. How is it that a baboon, a cat and a locust instinctively know what to eat for balanced nutrition, and we humans can't seem to figure it out? Mixing a nutritionally balanced diet, with a precise ratio of protein to carbohydrate, seems daunting, but...


Exercise rehab: Dos and Donts

We discuss what you should and should NOT do when completing an exercise rehab program. Listen to the end for tips about the use of anti-inflammatories and taping to manage injuries. We share our knowledge and experiences to inspire you to make the right choices with your rehab! We hope you are enjoying the podcast, if you are liking the episode feel free to send it to a friend, share it on your instagram stories or even write us a review! We are always interested in your questions and...


Do you have to be fit to start?

Often we hear new gym-goers say that they feel like they need to be fitter or stronger before they start a new training program. Usually we notice this particularly for Olympic weightlifting. But today we dive into the reasons why you don't need to be any fitter or stronger than you are right now! What's really stopping you from starting a new training program, new skill or new exercise program? We debunk this comment by giving you a coaches insight on being a beginner.


Health Star Ratings - Accurate or Waste of Time?

Have you ever noticed on Australian packaging that there is sometimes a star on the label? If you didn't know, there is a 5 star health rating system that companies can voluntarily choose to advertise on their products. This is designed to make it easier for the consumer to choose healthier packaged foods. Higher star foods have lower calories, fat and salt, whereas the lower star foods are supposedly more unhealthy. Today we take a deep dive into what the food star rating is, how it can be...


Transformation challenges: are they any good?

8 week challenges, 6 weeks, 12 weeks. Whatever the time frame, we are sure you can think of one you have heard of or done that focused on weight loss and body transformation. At Wired AF Podcast we have some issues with these challenges being too body weight and image focused. Listen to the full episode to hear our thoughts and how we would like challenges to evolve going forward.


Powerlifting Competitions: What is it really like to compete?

Brandon, Zac and Mario all competed in their first powerlifting competition at The Strength Haven in March. Today Steph interviews the boys to find out what it was like to be in a different space to test their deadlift, squat and bench press. What were their best lifts, and what advice do they each have for anyone considering competing in their first powerlifting competition? Listen to find out!


Rest days and recovery. Is more exercise actually better?

Too often we see clients and the general population overtrain, thinking that the more they exercise, the fitter and stronger they will get. They often think if they do more now then they will get results faster, whether that's being stronger or losing body fat. However, rest days are an essential part of recovery, along with nutrition, hydration and sleep. So what are the benefits of a rest day? Why should you take them? And what could a rest day look like for you? Listen to find out.


Identifying, managing and coping with stress.

What is stress? How can you recognise it? How does stress affect your everyday life? What can you do to manage your stress? How can you look after your mental health with good stress management? These are all topics we discuss in this episode all about stress.


How to take feedback

In this episode we discuss 5 ways you can improve your ability to take feedback from people. We often find that people tend to take feedback negatively, when it could be taken in a more constructive way. Although some of our examples are related to exercise and training, you can apply these principles to everyday life as well.


Atomic Habits: Book Club Episode

Atomic Habits. By author James Clear. We spent the last month or so reading and listening to this book and today we bring you our takeaway points from the book, as well as what we thought of it! "Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results" "No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and...


Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common injuries people experience, with estimates of 70% of people having low back pain at some point in their lives. Today we talk about what you can do about your pain and strategies that our Osteopath Steph utilises to help people. Education and movement is key! What movement is best for helping low back pain? Listen to this episode to find out!


Supplements: protein, creatine, BCAA's

We discuss if you should take supplements and what they do to your body. We often get asked if people should take supplements, and our first answer is to always consider your diet first before adding supplements. If you can naturally get protein in your diet then do that first before buying a supplement. We discuss different kinds of protein: whey protein isolate (WPI), whey protein concentrate (WPC) and casein. How are these proteins made and what is their benefits. We also get into why...