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A full fat show on everything nutrition, food, human performance and being f**ing awesome, hopefully with a touch of humour. Ben Coomber is a performance nutritionist, coach, presenter and owner of Body Type Nutrition. Loves coffee, rugby, lifting heavy stuff and eating insane food. Past obesity statistic. Lives to find the extra 1%'s that make us better performing individuals. Podcast is co hosted with Anna Sward from Protein Pow...... BOOM!




#276 - Debating the EatWell Plate with The Food Medic Hazel Wallace

Hazel Wallace, Doctor & Trainer, aka the Food Medic joins me to discuss... In a world of lifestyle related diseases, do we appreciate BOTH the value of food and medicine? Do we need to be more aligned to have more impact in the world? And, is the fitness industry part of the problem, especially as we tend to point the finger at the NHS and the EatWell plate for being 'not so perfect'. But, is it REALLY that bad? Are we propagating the confusion around nutrition? A fascinating discussion...

Duration: 00:41:32

#275 - Science + Trial & Error = RESULTS with Tom Bainbridge

This week we coach someone and go into detail on a real case study discussing calorie and nutrient intake, the application of science and how real world feedback changes our approach, phobias and how to alleviate anxiety with data, calculating energy expenditure, the true definition of evidence based practice, reverse dieting, and much more (including my new favourite recipe). Oh, and I'm with yours truly Mr Tom Bainbridge from the BTN Academy, online nutrition course provider.

Duration: 00:41:23

275 Episode Trailer - Science + Trial & Error = RESULTS with Tom Bainbridge

What do we speak about in episode 275? Find out with our new trailer! This week we coach someone and go into detail on a real case study discussing calorie and nutrient intake, the application of science and how real world feedback changes our approach, phobias and how to alleviate anxiety with data, calculating energy expenditure, the true definition of evidence based practice, reverse dieting, and much more (including my new favourite recipe). Oh, and I'm with yours truly Mr Tom...

Duration: 00:02:35

#274 - Strong on the outside, broken on the inside with Molly Galbraith

Getting strong in the gym is easy, what about outside the gym? Molly Galbraith has a global movement called GIRLS GONE STRONG, and she's inspired 1000's to accept their bodies and move from strength to strength physically and mentally. But how? What happens if the road is troubled, loved ones pass away, we experience break ups, and injure ourselves? It's all happened to Molly, so you can learn from someone who has developed strength when they have felt their lowest, even when they appeared...

Duration: 00:44:08

#273 - The Future of Fitness with Lou Schuler

What is the future of fitness? See, trends come and go in fitness, but principals don't, but what are these principals? What does the future hold? I interview fitness legend Lou Schuler, author of the book series 'The new rules of lifting', as well as many more published books. At over 60 years of age, Lou has seen a lot in fitness, all after picking up his first dumbbell set at age 13. Since then he's been through the times, and seen it all, so what can we learn from a fitness legend....

Duration: 00:41:35

#272 - Bad Sh*t, Oestrogen & Washing up with Tom Bainbridge

Life throws SO much sh*t at us, but, how can it makes us stronger? How can we build greater resilience and become battle proof? Myself and Tom explore a ton of topics this week including high oestrogen levels, training parameters, stress, energy burn, why doing the washing up settles the body and brain, and more fitness musings. A show you won't regret giving 35 minutes up for, promise! Check us out on social 'Ben Coomber' and you can follow Tom's musings by following 'Body Type Nutrition'.

Duration: 00:34:43

#271 - Which DIET should I follow with Menno Henselmans

What diet is best, and when? I explore this controversial topic with Menno Henselmans from Bayesain BodyBuilding, discussing high carb diets, low carb diets, keto, and when these should be applied for HIIT training, body building, strength training, sport, or a mix of disciplines, discussing Menno's approach to nutrition himself, and with his clients. A fascinating show that will give you a lot of clarity on your own nutrition and training, and force you to be a more critical thinking...

Duration: 00:37:27

#270 - Mastering your Body(weight) with Tom Bainbridge

When we look to master our body, what does this actually mean? If you didn't have any weights, bands, plates, nothing, how would you exercise? And if we only had our body weight, could you maintain your muscle mass, or could you even build muscle mass? And what role does cardio play around this? In this episode we explore body weight training, weight training, volume, load, stimulus, and other topics around building the physical side of our body.

Duration: 00:40:07

#269 - Olympic Athlete to Fit Foodie with Derval O'Rourke

When a 100m hurdle sprint athlete retires, what do they do? Turn to food, of course, but in a good way. In this episode I discuss life as a retired athlete with Derval O'Rourke (Olympian), how her life has now changed with her training and nutrition, what life looked like back then, how much training is effective for the body you want, how food can be an exciting journey of taste if we let it, the differences between men and women and achieving goals, and much more. Check out Dervals...

Duration: 00:36:43

#268 - Mental Roadblocks - I get interviewed by Chris Dufey

Got mental blocks that you can't break through? Perhaps it's the way you think, the way you are wired, your up bringing, and just how you feel about yourself. Either way, the way you think and act might be holding you back. Chris interviews me on my take on mental road blocks, and I give my formula for breaking through your mental blocks with a fresh and new perspective. It's time to progress, once and for all, enjoy! Find Chris on Twitter here:

Duration: 00:30:11

#267 - The Perfect Workout with Andy McKenzie

What do you do in the gym, and why? What should you do as a warm up, cool down, and the bulk of the session? What can we learn from crossfit and other systems of training? In this episode we explore Andy's WRAPS system of training and explore the essential components of a workout with purpose. We also discuss the character traits that leads to a confident trainee, along with many other ramblings and musings. Check out Combined Strength:

Duration: 00:37:53

#266 - New Perspectives on Hormones, Dieting, Stress & Coaching with Tom Bainbridge

The answers are often staring us in the face, but are we being objective enough to see them. Our diet, our training, the macros we eat, the stress in our lives, its all there, we just need to see it. Tom and I conquer 3 key listeners questions today that force us to cover a ton of ground on a lot of topics surrounding diet, hormones, training, food volume, food prep, stress, the dynamics of coaching and human health, and more, this episode is info packed. Enjoy. Link to our online...

Duration: 00:51:07

#265 - Our Relationship with Food with Devyn Sisson

Do you have a healthy relationship with food? Does food cause you anxiety? Does your beliefs around food make you not enjoy food, and do you think you would enjoy food more, in the right quantities, with a shift in your mindset around food? Devyn Session, the author of Kitchen Intuition joins me on the show to talk about her journey, her anxiety around food, and how we need to embrace the kitchen environment. Grab a copy of her book here:...

Duration: 00:29:29

#264 - Women, get STRONG & Resilient with Aldine Preisner

Ladies, want 10 steps to ultimate success with your body and mind? Then this show is for you, and yes, guys can learn a TON here too. In this show I discuss Aldine's 10 steps to success system, covering her mindset essentials, her training essentials, and nutrition essentials for ultimate body and mind success, and there will be quite a few steps that surprise you, it's not a basic, drink water, eat real food guide, we're way beyond that here on Ben Coomber Radio. Aldine has a refreshing...

Duration: 00:56:25

#263 - Fat Burners & Pro-Hormones with Tom Bainbridge

Want to know more about some of the darker supplements in our industry, that are often used in the world of bodybuilding? Steroids, fat burners, pro-hormones, glucose disposal agents, and more are discussed in this podcast with super brainy co-host Tom Bainbridge. What are they, what do they do, should you use them, and what the science says about whether they work. Enjoy.

Duration: 00:49:14

#262 - Bulletproof Coffee, Changing Perspective & Supplements

It's not often it happens on this show, but let's turn the tables where I get interviewed. This interview is one I did for a show called Zestology by Tony Wrighton. Tony interviewed me on my perspective around bulletproof coffee, anxiety issues are food and diet, why health and change is merely a change of perspective as to what is important, where and how high fat diets are applicable, why he's confused that I'm not a big proponent of supplements despite owning a supplement company, and...

Duration: 00:42:35

#261 - Liquid Meals, Ghrelin & Calories with Tom Bainbridge

Want to have a shake for breakfast, uh oh, think twice... NO seriously, should we, is it an option? Let's have a look at what the research says, what's in all these drinks like Huel, Soylent, Herbalife and Rosa Labs, and delve into the why, how and ethics placed on your health. Ultimately health is key, right? Join me and my new co-host on what is a very salty, often ranty, yet informative, research driven show all about diet replacement shakes, health, and MUCH more. Enjoy.

Duration: 00:53:46

#260 - Environmental Oestrogen's with Dr Anthony G Jay

Should we be concerned with environmental Oestrogen? Do you know all the ways it creeps into our diet? There are 10 top offenders, and in this informative podcast with Dr Anthony G Jay, we uncover the dangers of Oestrogens and what we can do about it. For the purpose of your own research, the top 10 list we discussed are: 1. Phytoestrogens 2. Mycoestrogens 3. Atrazine 4. Triclosan & APE's 5. BP & 4-MBC 6. Red Numbers 3 & 40 7. Parabens 8. Phthalates 9. BPA & BPS 10. EE2 The link...

Duration: 00:51:55

#259 - I am the best, are you? with TV's The Dogfather

Want to know what we can learn from dogs? A lot. In this episode I talk to Graeme Hall, the Dogfather (from TV's 'Dog's behaving badly'), a dog trainer that focuses on human behaviour to get the best out of the owner, and the dog, to create positive change. So what if we apply dog training principals to our own lives, can we break habits we think we can't give up, can we do more, can we be more, can we change, for good? Can we be the best at something? Can we stop eating junk food when we...

Duration: 00:39:15

#258 - Plant Based Diets with Rachel Guy

Is a plant based diet better for your health? Or for your hormones? Can meat cause cancer and other diseases? Charlotte writes into the show and asks the question, what are the benefits to vegan eating and plant based diets, and in today's show, we explore this topic. Which is also Rachel's last show, wish her farewell :)

Duration: 00:33:14

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