Fitness In Post

It's so easy to get distracted by the latest "shiny object," and the latest tips & tactics for how to get healthy or even to get ahead in your career. But sometimes you have to take a step back from all the noise and start thinking about your strategies, whether you're dealing with your health, your career, or your whole life.

In this episode I have an in-depth conversation with unscripted editor and author Jeff Bartsch about the moment he realized his paycheck wasn't enough to justify his brutal lifestyle editing hit TV shows, and what he has done since that moment to change his work schedule and his outlook on life.

Our show sponsors:

GeekDesk

CineMoti

Topics of Conversation:

  • How Jeff worked so hard that he ended up in the emergency room
  • The price tag Jeff would put on his health
  • You need to regulate your hours and pay, not an external force (read: the world will not fix your problems)
  • Tactics vs. strategies
  • How Jeff brings the human aspect into his work
  • Why American Ninja Warrior is so popular (hint: it’s not just the obstacles) 
  • “The things behind the thing”
  • Being a good editor doesn’t just come “naturally” --you’ve got to PUT IN THE WORK ← Talent is overrated
  • The quality of a project and the people you work with really matters
  • Jeff’s article about choosing the right project
  • Why Jeff decided to get healthy
  • Stop counting calories! It won’t make you skinny! 
  • Jeff’s personal push up challenge
  • You don’t have to do it all at once, you just have to start
  • What you measure, you can improve upon (yes, I talk about this again--CAUSE IT WORKS)
  • If you don’t know why you want to do something, it makes it harder to do that thing
  • “You can accomplish great physical things without being an elite athlete”

Useful Links:

The Power Edit

The Power Edit Facebook Group

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Guest Bio:

Jeff Bartsch built his career in Hollywood as an editor of unscripted content for ABC, NBC, Universal, Disney, ESPN, MTV, and many others. His commentary on editing and the entertainment industry have been featured in multiple textbooks, The Associated Press, USA Today, and Time Magazine. He is the author of Edit Better: Hollywood-Tested Strategies for Powerful Video Editing, and is the founder of ThePowerEdit.com, which serves professional and amateur video editors in over 40 countries across 6 continents. Jeff lives in Los Angeles with his wife, son, and their German Shepherd named Saint.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Natalie Boschan, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

 

Direct download: FiP_ep78_JeffBartsch.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:56pm PDT

We all set goals, and we've all written down New Year's Resolutions. But inevitably over 94%* of these goals and resolutions fail. Why? Because we're not setting our goals properly and defining our roadmap to success.

In this episode I speak with Jeanette Goodrich, a former air force pilot and  now one of the top high performance coaches on the planet who is trained by and works directly with Brendon Burchard, the world's #1 most-watched personal development trainer and one of the top 100 most followed figures online, in addition to being the #3 highest earning high performance coach on the planet.

To put it simply, Jeanette knows how to dig deep into why you're not achieving your goals, and more importantly she knows what you need to do to fix this problem.

*http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/

Our show sponsors:

GeekDesk.com 

Topics of Conversation:

  • How Zack met Jeanette
  • The importance of life coaching (the right kind of life coaching)
  • Where to begin when making a big life change
  • Success is different for everybody -- where do you want to go??
  • Define your success with baby steps and build on that
  • Find your why and the purpose behind your goal
  • Jeanette’s story and her big why
  • You can be successful every day
  • What are “why stacks” and “benefit extensions”?
  • Make sure your “why” goes deep enough
  • The number one component to success is accountability to others
  • The different types of fear and why they’re holding us back -- what are you really going to lose?
  • The paradox of wasting time
  • The only way you know if something will work is to TAKE ACTION
  • How to focus on key areas of your goal
  • Finding problems and learning to solve and move past them
  • What you can evaluate each day
  • It’s not about working 16 hours a day, it’s about being able to focus on what’s important
  • How do you even know what goals to set?
  • There is no one right answer for everybody!
  • Try starting with improving your sleep -- it can make a real difference
  • “Work smarter, not harder”
  • How to review and stick with your goals
  • How journaling and calendars can set you free

 

Useful Links:

www.JeanetteGoodrich.com

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Direct download: FiP_ep77_JeanetteGoodrich.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:14am PDT

"Eat less and exercise more" is the diet advice we've all been following for the last 50 years, but I have bad news for you...science has proven that calorie counting doesn't work 95.4% of the time. Our bodies have evolved for thousands of years to naturally balance energy input (eating) and expenditure (activity). So then why is that only AFTER discovering the concept of the calorie have we begun to see the epidemic rise of obesity worldwide in developed countries?

In this episode I have a rapid-fire conversation with New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Bailor, author of "The Calorie Myth" and one of the foremost experts in the health industry on the concept of the calorie. We talk all about the diet myths we've been fed for the last fifty years and why they are wrong. And then we talk about the solution to reshaping your diet if what you desire is long term health, energy, and longevity.

Click here to learn more about The SANE Solution in this FREE 4 Hour Webinar

Our show sponsors:

GeekDesk.com 

CineMoti.com

Topics of Conversation:

  • First up: we shouldn’t be counting calories!
  • Your body automatically regulates energy balance, HOWEVER this breaks down when you don’t eat the right stuff
  • When you don’t eat the right stuff, your body stops automatically regulating and the result is disease
  • There are plenty of quick fixes for rapid, short term weight loss but they won’t work for long term health goals (for example: starvation dieting)
  • There’s science to back all this up!
  • Every single scientific study on “calories in vs. calories out” has proved that counting calories does not work. Every. Single. One.
  • Why the calorie counting processes Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers utilize don’t work
  • How does the S.A.N.E. Solution work?
  • Water, fiber and protein -- your three key factors to a more SANE diet
  • What are isocaloric studies and what do they prove?
  • Why fat isn’t the enemy
  • Common Sense Simplicity -- go to Sanesolution.com and click on “Free Blueprint”
  • What to eat to heal your metabolism, reduce risk of disease and reprogram your body to burn fat
  • There is a live seminar you can watch for FREE 

Useful Links:

sanesolution.com

The Calorie Myth

Guest Bio:

Jonathan Bailor is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized wellness expert who specializes in using modern science and technology to simplify health. Bailor has collaborated with top scientists for more than 10 years to analyze and apply over 1,300 studies. His work has been endorsed by top doctors and scientists from Harvard Medical School, Johns’ Hopkins, The Mayo Clinic, The Cleveland Clinic, and UCLA.

Bailor is the founder of SANESolution.com and serves as the CEO for the wellness technology company Yopti®. He authored the New York Times and USA Today bestselling book The Calorie Myth, hosts a popular syndicated health radio show The SANE Show, and blogs on The Huffington Post. Additionally, Bailor has registered over 25 patents, spoken at Fortune 100 companies and TED conferences for over a decade, and served as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft where he helped create Nike+ Kinect Training and XBox Fitness.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Natalie Boschan, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

 

Direct download: FiP_ep76_JonathanBailor.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:24pm PDT

Anyone working long hours in a creative industry craves mental stamina and focus. We'd all give anything for the drug Bradley Cooper used to transform himself in the film 'Limitless.' With the recent surge in popularity of smart drugs and nootropics, has the 'Limitless' era finally arrived?

In this episode I have an in-depth conversation with Dr. Andrew Hill, a PhD in neuroscience and the lead neuroscientist for the company TruBrainthat manufacturers several different forms of nootropics substances that enhance clarity, focus, memory, and cognitive function.

We discuss the difference between smart drugs and nootropics, which are safe and which aren't, how you can enhance the effects of coffee, and which substances are the best bang for your buck when it comes to enhancing the capabilities of your brain. (Hint: None of them begin with '5 Hour Energy')

* Use the coupon code 'FITNESS' to get 25% OFF your first order at TruBrain.

Topics of Conversation:

  • Andrew’s background and how he got started with truBrain 
  • The research they are doing at truBrain and how to apply it to our everyday lives
  • How brain waves work -- it’s “complicated and chaotic”
  • How to read brain waves (cause they’re measurable)
  • Two of the most common smart drugs: caffeine and nicotine
  • Make sure you are being safe when adopting a cognitive enhancer like caffeine
  • How L-Theanine combined with caffeine can help improve focus
  • What alcohol does to your brain waves
  • Other smart drugs and what they do to brain waves
  • What modafinil is used for (and why it can be dangerous)
  • Andrew’s modafinil scare and who should not take it
  • What acetylcholine does to your brain
  • How nootropics work and how you should take them
  • What is truBrain and how can creative people use it?
  • truBrain has their own coffee!
  • The effects of eating glucose while using nootropics
  • The ingredients in truBrain and how they work
  • The difference between the neurons in the brain and the neurons in the heart
  • The elevator pitch for truBrain
  • More technology = more distractions! Get it under control NOW

Useful Links:

TruBrain Home

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Guest Bio:

Dr. Hill received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCLA in 2012, studying how attention operates in the brain. He is currently lecturing for the Undergraduate Education Initiatives program at UCLA, teaching a course sequence gerontology, and the neuroscience of healthy brain aging. Dr. Hill has published chapters on measuring and modulating human attention, and continues to research self regulation. Prior to UCLA, Dr. Hill obtained extensive experience working with both psychiatric and developmental populations as well as gaining experience in high technology areas. He received his B.S. in Psychology/Neuroscience from UMass Amherst. See Andrew’s book chapters Measuring & Modulating Hemispheric Attention and EEG Correlates of Hemispheric Word Recognition.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, the show notes were prepared by Natalie Boschan, and this show is executive produced by Kanen Flowers. We are a member of the THAT STUDIO podcast network.

The music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Dorian Cheah from his brilliant album ARA.

Direct download: FiP_ep75_AndrewHill.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:35pm PDT

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