CSW #028: Mental Health Awareness - The iAM Project
The iAM Project is a Mental Health Awareness initiative, designed to impact mental health at grass roots level in the UK. The events are free for participants to attend, creating a community and getting them physically active and exploring new adventures. Established by Mark Donald in early 2019, and set to grow in 2020, I caught up with Mark as I was about to Coach on one of the iAM Projects in Ireland, who shares his own personal journey and why the iAM Project was started.
CSW #027: Fitness Reborn - Birth of A Vision
In this episode, former P.A, Boxer and now award winning Coach, Nazia Khatun shares her compelling story, including her battle with eating disorders, establishing herself as an asian female boxer in a male dominated sport, and why she went from a secure 9 - 5 job to become the Director Owner of the successful Fitness Reborn UK - where she teaches women how to fall in love with themselves and their body for better health.
CSW#026: Do It With Passion-The Art of Flow
Cj gets up close and personal with the UK Queen of Animal Flow, Rachel Thompson. A former professional dancer, now elite Animal flow coach, athlete and personal trainer, Rachel shares her personal journey, and the back ground behind her philosophy, "Do it with passion. Do it with discipline." which has led her to become one of the leading Animal Flow pioneers, and respected coaches in the UK.
CSW#025: Fighting Talk [With Kirk Garvey]
In this bite sized episode I talk to top UK Light Heavyweight boxing prospect Kirk Garvey. We discuss the shady side of the boxing business, just what it takes to be a profesisonal athlete, nutrition, training and go head to head about what everyone was really thinking about the Mayweather V McGregor fight.
CSW#024 - Adam Stansbury, The Plant Powered PT
Known as "The Plant Powered PT" In this bite sized episode Fitness Model, Personal Trainer and Vegan Activist Adam Stansbury, sits down to dispel some of the myths around getting fit and packing on muscle as a vegan, while sharing his own personal journey that led him to adopting a plant based lifestyle. Adam also gives you some top tips on how to transition the smart way if you are thinking on becoming vegan.
CSW#023 - The Hunter's Code
What exactly is The Hunter's Code? In this episode I catch up with James Crossley, who shot to fame in the early 90s as Hunter in the popular TV series, Gladiators.
Since then, James Crossley competed in Strongman competitions and developed his Fit at Forty training system. We talk about this, the importance of mindset and much more, all in this compact and entertaining episode.
CSW#022 - Beyond Emotional Eating
Ditch the diet. Go beyond Weight loss. Beyond Emotional eating. In this provocative and insightful episode Cj Swaby explores the 5 common traps of emotional eating, and what you can do to overcome them.
He highlights the little known facts about the impact both physically and psychologically that occur when we neglect to identify our relationship to food and subsequent negative eating behaviours. Yet there are positive and real practical steps that you or someone you care about can take to help get a handle on emotional eating for good. If you struggle with emotional eating, or sick and tired of yo-yo dieting then this episode is for you,
For the past 17 years Sally has delivered a simple but profound method to achieve optimal results for her clients. Join us as we cover topics such as human trafficking and how we can help stop it, post-natal exercise, pelvic floor dysfunction and how to improve it, erectile dysfunction and potential causes, exercises to avoid straight after pregnancy, plus the surprising benefits of including raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes in your diet.
CSW#020: Nutrigenomics -Cracking Your DNA Health Code With Nutrition
Unlock the power of your DNA code as Nutrigenomics expert Thomas Olivier, founder of Gensmart Academy unravels the mystery of our genes and highlights radical ways our gene expression can change for better or for worse simply by what we eat. In this insightful episode, Thomas Olivier is keen to show that our genes are not our destiny but our tendency and that we can make empowering changes and optimise our health and performance through conscious choice.
CSW#019: Why You Need To Track Your Heart Rate Variability
In this powerful episode I interview Chief Sports Scientist Gregg Elliot from EliteHRV. We explore what exactly is heart rate variability, why you should track it, not only for improving athletic performance but wellbeing too. Plus we unveil the common mistakes.
Gregg also connects the dots between HRV and regulating emotional state, and its implications for conditions such as depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome and a whole host of medical conditions.
CSW#018: Rise of The Fitness Model Part 2: Be Better London
Part 2 of Rise of The Fitness Model features Ben West (WBFF Pro) and is packed with essential information for the aspiring fitness model, and the curious observer.
If you are intrigued about what it takes to become a fitness model, and the reality behind the illusion, listen to this episode now and don't miss out on the powerful insights provided by world class fitness model, Ben West.
CSW#017: Rise of The Fitness Model: Be Better London
Filled with practical tips and timeless wisdom, in this episode you will discover what it really takes to become a Fitness Model.
Learn the do's and don'ts, and how to avoid the pitfalls that so many new fitness models make. Chances are, that if you are not highly experienced, you would have fallen into some of these common traps.
This podcast was recorded LIVE at the Be Better London event, Rise of The Fitness Models which featured, world class fitness models, dropping some profound knowledge bombs.
If you are interested in the world of the Fitness Model, then this podcast will break some of the illusions projected by social media, and give you real-world advice.
CSW#016: New Year, New You -Sticking To Your Health Plan
It's now 2016 people! Have you set some new years resolutions? I bet you have. Did they include getting fit, or ditching some weight? But let me ask you a question, do some of your goals look remarkably similar to last years? No doubt they probably do.
In this 10 minute bite sized podcast you will discover 3 little known techniques to help you stick with your health plan in 2016. It's certainly worth listening to.
CSW#015: Living When A Loved One Has Died: Lynden & Me
In this episode Coach Cj Swaby shares both his personal and professional experience around dealing with grief and gives you practical steps for living when a loved one has died. This raw and honest podcast gives a new persepctive to the death of his brother, british soul singer Lynden David Hall and what lasting impact that has had, including the many positive things too.
In this bite sized episode Jak Ryan Hall asks, "What are the negative side effects of whey protein?" If you have ever wondered what they could be, or why on earth your protein shaker smells so bad, then this episode is for you. Check it out.
CSW#013: Nutrition Tips For The Meat Free Strength Athlete
This weeks question was from Becky Mckevit. She is a strength athlete that follows a plant based diet. She has recently started a new strength training program and noticed that she is struggling to adapt. She wanted to know is it possible to really develop strength on a plant based diet?
In short? YES. But there are some real possibility of nutrient deficiencies that you face as a meat free athlete that you must be made aware of (and here's a clue, it's NOT your protein requirements!).
We cover all this, and lifestyle factors you need to take into consideration to become brick house strong on a plant based diet.
CSW#012: Food and Fitness For People With Type 2 Diabetes
This weeks question was from "Big Chris" in the UK. He was recently diagnosed wth Type 2 Diabetes. He wanted to know what he should be eating, and what type of training is best. I decided to bring on board my good friend Dr Tommy Wood for this one too.
In this podcast and show notes in the link below, we identify changes that should be made to your diet, and what other lifestyle factors impact your insulin sensitivty that you need to be aware of. Plus in the show notes and blog entry I cover what are the right blood glucose levels for training, which are borderline and what ranges are the danger zone, and what you can do to even them out.
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CSW#11:Fitness and Nutrition "When I'm busy and short on time, what should I do?"
"When you are too busy and short on time, what should you be doing in the gym? And what should I be eating when I am rushed for time and hectic at work?"
Kevin Wilkinson, a Hypnotherapist at My New Dawn, called in and left me this question for the first "bite sized" edition of the podcast. It's a question I often get asked, and no doubt you've had a similar problem at some point in your life.
Listen to what I told him, you may just find it useful. Kevin Wilkinson has now been entered in to the monthly draw to win a limited edition WPU T-shirt just for leaving a question for me.
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Episode #10: Let's Talk About Death [Interview with Suzanne Michal]
This episode of the Cj Sends word podcast will certainly challenge you, and open your mind in ways you least expect. In it, I speak to Suzanne Michal who is the founder of Putney Death Cafe, a Death & Taboo Breaker and Intuitive Healer. Open, honest and candid about her own experiences around death and grief, Suzanne share's her struggles and how she overcame them. What it's like to run a death cafe, and how on earth she became a pen pal for a murderer on death row.
Quite a lot actually. You may already be familiar with Dr Chris Ryan's landmark book Sex At Dawn, but that doesn't mean you know modern polyamory.
In this thought provoking and often hilarious episode, Cunning Minx gives us the bare naked truth on the practical reality of having an ethical, non-monogamous relationship (whether you are pan-sexual or heterosexual).
With a rare honesty, vulnerability and powerful command, Minx lays down what you really need to know about poly relationships in our modern times.
Does polyamory confer an evolutionary advantage over pair bonding? I have no idea, and we don't get into that. Go read Sex at Dawn. Perhaps that will be our next poly episode. No, this conversation is about the practical and emotional aspect of being polyamorous in a society that is rigged against you.
Cunning Minx is a speaker, podcaster and educator at Polyweekly.
Episode #8 : Body Transformation isn't all you think it is
>>Download Here<< You know that beach body you've been chasing? Well, it turns out you've been going about it wrong.
Body Transformations aren't all that it's cracked up to be. Fitness Model, Body Building Champion, and successful entrepreneur, Lazo Freeman breaks it down on episode #8 of the Cj Sends Word Podcast.
This successful entrepreneur and former USN sponsored athlete covers the common pitfalls of modern body transformation programs, why they leave so many people broken or disappointed, and how you can avoid making these common mistakes.
His fresh perspective will give you a glimpse into what it really takes to have a world class physique, and what makes his Body Transformation programs not only so successful, but one of the highest costing in the UK.
A lot of men struggle with body image or eating disorders which often fly under the radar.
There are also people who have trouble finding their purpose in life. These are two things that Simone Vincenzi, Co-Founder of GTex knows about, and how to turn it around.
In this frank discussion, Simone highlights important areas and what was his own breaking point, and outlines his 7 steps to finding your life purpose, which he uses as the back bone for his successful workshops that he delivers internationally.
About Simone Vincenzi
Growing Together Exponentially, known as GTeX, was founded in April 2013 by Simone Vincenzi and Ben Shorter, two passionate personal development coaches, who were inspired to create a community of empowered individuals, through the sharing of tools and techniques to rapidly increase results in all areas of your lives.
Back from the Arnold's 2015 expo, seven times world record holder, and International Strongwoman athlete, Jenn "The Tank" Tibbenham speaks on her debut at the Arnold's 2015 in the United States, the sudden explosion of the sport of Strongwoman in the UK and its controversial future.
Plus, get a behind the scenes peek of what it takes to be a Strongwoman, and The Tank offers her experience and advice to women interested in taking up the sport or getting into lifting.
Episode 5# It's All About The Reps : Coach Sabina Skala & Rannoch Donald Interview
Cj gets up close and personal with Coach Sabina Skala and Rannoch Donald who are internationally respected in the field. They are two corner stones of the Fitness Industry here in the UK, that are influentially shaping the landscape.
From Strength and Conditioning for MMA athletes, to the psychology of health and fitness, and why your body is the perfect gym, these two movement mavericks keep the information and laughs coming in equal measure.
Episode 4# The Anatomy of Primal Play : Darryl Edwards, The Fitness Explorer Unleashed. >>DOWNLOAD HERE<<
We were designed to move.
Its why we were given joints. How basic is that? But so many of us suffer from movement poverty, which catches up with us as we age.
In this latest podcast with Fitness Explorer, Darryl Edwards, we explore The Anatomy of Primal Play, and how to enrich our quality of life with his 360 approach to health and fitness, but that's not all, we get stuck in and explore the pitfalls of paleo.
Plus we get a behind the scenes insight to the UK's first Paleo Conference, Health Unplugged (which Darryl created) and what 2015 holds for this forward thinking conference.
Dr Ragnar lays down a simple blueprint to better nutrition and optimal health. If you just want to feel better, look good naked or tackle a health issue, in this informative episode Dr Ragnar (A.K.A Tommy Wood) has got you covered.
From the Paleo diet, to Intermitent Fasting (IF) to If It Fits Your Macro's (IIFYM) and exploring the dangers of orthorexia, Dr Ragnar is very compelling.
His intuitive 5 step approach, is evidence based, easy to implement, but very effective and does not break the bank or require you to remortgage your house so that you can afford your shopping bill.
Body Transformation programs are not the answer. In episode 2 Cj uncovers why this is the case.Plus we talk about why New Years Fitness Resolutions fail and 4 common road blocks, that cause you to stumble and fall.
Everyone knows that just having a plan is not enough to ensure success. Cj show's you what else you need to know.
New Years Resolutions May Not Be The Problem. But find out what is, and how you can make your goals stick in 2015. Get ready to soak up some good information in this 20 minute podcast.
Cj shares his own personal health challenge that he faced in 2013 that almost ended his life with co-host Lina Akbar. He covers the 5 Step process he used to reclaim his health and turn it around. PLUS how you can take charge of your health, and what you should do if you and your doctor disagree. And why a positive psychology is so important, yet so many people fail and get the wrong end of positive thinking.