Thursday, August 31, 2006

We've Moved to Health Hacks

We've moved to the Health Hacks podcast. Please come and subscribe to their FEED

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Fat Guy Gets Fit, Episode 15 - Wrapping it Up

Fat Guy Gets Fit, Episode 15 - Wrapping it Up


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Well, here it is, the last of Fat Guy Gets Fit, as a standalone podcast. I'm wrapping this podcast into a new show, the Health Hacks Podcast. I'm excited about this, and thrilled that I can cover the same great stuff I talk about at Fat Guy Gets Fit at the new site.

On Location

I start with a quick interview with Megin and *almost* all of her family about a triathlon she participated in and completed. It was so exciting to be there for the event.

Everyday Systems

Next up, Reinhard talks about all kinds of advice and plans that he uses to make his fitness and nutrition work. I love it. There are some great rules in there that make sense to me. You can get more information at Everyday Systems.com.

PodCamp Boston

I give a quick shout to PodCamp Boston, and beg you to come.

iPod Ear and Parkour

Kevin Kennedy-Spaien, host of the Health Hacks Podcast and owner of Health Hack.com, talks to us first about iPod ear, and then about Parkour.

Check out these links for what Kevin's talking about. Crazy stuff!

www.parkour.com

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=parkour&search=Search

http://www.google.com/search?q=parkour

Exercise

Jimmy Moore of Livin' La Vida LowCarb talks about exercise, fads, and how people have gotten away from exercising and doing the basics of working out.

12 Week Challenge Cut Short

Please get in touch. Send email or comment on the blog. Send email to chris at fatguygetsfit dot com. Tell us how you did. Be sure to send your mailing address, because there are some prizes coming out.

I'd say Katrina won the challenge, by the way.

Wrap-Up

Be sure to go to the Health Hacks Podcast for the new and improved show.

The 15 Episodes we did of Fat Guy Gets Fit are dedicated to Megin, Rob, Aidan, Clay, and L.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Fat Guy Gets Fit- Ep 14- Potpourri

Remember Jeopardy? They had that Potpourri category that sorta felt like, "Wow, Alex was out all night drinking, and these are his leftovers." I wasn't out drinking. I was editing video. It was close.

I prattle on about different things I read in Men's Health Magazine, including why it's important to wear the right shoes for lifting weights, ways to improve your bench press using stretch bands from elitefts.com. I talk about the fact that the average American consumes an extra 74 POUNDS of sugar every year. (oi!)

Then, I turn it over to Kevin Kennedy-Spaien, the new executive producer of the Health Hacks Podcast (launching officially in 2 weeks), who talks about working out while working at your desk. It's gotta be heard to be believed. Kevin runs Health Hack.com, a great blog about fitness. He mentions a specific Squidoo lens for you to check out, as well as a link to Deskercize, and More on Deskercize.

Next up is Jimmy Moore, He gives an introduction to who he is and why you should care. Jimmy Moore's website is Livin' La Vida Lo Carb.com (NOT "LIVING" but "LIVIN") He is the author of Livin' La Vida Low-Carb, available at Amazon.com

Reinhard Engels gives us a look into where he came from and where he's going next. His website is Everyday Systems .com.

Lastly, John from Minnesota gives me a great audio clip to play, showing his status in the 12 week fitness challenge.

I announce in this podcast that we're 2 weeks away from merging in with the new Health Hacks Podcast, which will be available shortly from HealthHacksPodcast.com. Don't worry. Same silly Fat Guy Gets Fit, but in a different format, with all kinds of other interesting people to learn from.

Send feedback to chris at fatguygetsfit dot com, or call my comment line at : 206-666-3729 (outside the us, add +1).

Thanks!


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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Fat Guy Gets Fit- Ep 13 Core Performance, Eating Out, The Spirit of Fat Guy Gets Fit, and Health-Hack.com

Fat Guy Gets Fit- Ep 13 Core Performance, Eating Out, The Spirit of Fat Guy Gets Fit, and Health-Hack.com About: 17:38 Minutes

Fitness

For fitness this week, I talk about the beginning workout in CORE PERFORMANCE ESSENTIALS, by Mark Verstegen. The book has been reworked into a much more usable format, and I highly recommend it.

I talk about Mark's premise about pillar strength and the importance of movement, including shoulder strength, core strength, and hip strength. I talk about the new layout for working out and how I'll be implementing that over the next week.


Nutrition

I talk about eating out, with information on the various restaurants and what you might get when choosing food at those restaurants. That information also came from CORE PERFORMANCE ESSENTIALS, and it's another great reason why to pick up the book, even if you're a starter.

Self-Esteem

The Spirit of Fat Guy Gets Fit. I talk about why I do the show, including the fact that it keeps me honest, but also that I thought it was important to promote fitness, nutrition, and even self-esteem advice and tips that was fresh, new, and something you might keep trying. I also mention how I think Fat Guy Gets Fit will fit in with the upcoming Grasshopper New Media podcast, Health Hacks, with Kevin Kennedy-Spaien.

Website Review

Finally, I review Health-Hack, Kevin Kennedy-Spaien's current website, where his fitness and nutrition news is mixed with humor as well as stuff you can implement at once.

Wrapup

I basically begged you all to get in touch with me via email and other forms. Please!!! *sniffle*

Promo:

PodCamp Boston Sept 9-10. Come to the Website


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Friday, August 04, 2006

Fat Guy Gets Fit- Ep 12- Desktop Fitness, Nutrition Scouting Report, and the RBF

Fat Guy Gets Fit- Ep 12- Desktop Fitness, Nutrition Scouting Report, and the RBF


Kevin Kennedy-Spaien Brings Us Fitness for Desk Jockeys

Kevin Kennedy-Spaien of Health-Hack.com contributes a segment on fitness for those of us stuck at our desks all day. It's great, very tongue-in-cheek, and still very useful.

By the way, I make a big announcement in this episode, about Kevin's role in the future of Grasshopper New Media.

Nutrition Scouting Report is from Core Performance Essentials by Mark Verstegen

Mark's book is geared towards athletes, but is a great, all-encompassing book about mindsets, nutrition, and fitness. His section on nutrition is excellent, mentioning everything from the right time of day to eat, the Glycemic Index, and more. I strongly recommend picking up this book.



Fire Your Inner Critic

Your Inner Critic is that voice that tells you you're a poophead. It thinks it's being helpful. I think you need to fire your inner critic and hire an Inner Coach. The concept of Inner Critic comes from the book SELF-ESTEEM, by Dr. Matthew McKay. I credit this single book with turning my life around in 2003.



Check-in with Katrina

I dunno. I think I am going to win. But this week's check-in is really funny.

The Running Blog Family- Almost 900 Strong!

Mark Iocchelli and Aaron Trimble are running a great website called Complete Running. They're runners who blog. There's no way they could've envisioned just how many people would join a network of fitness and running enthusiasts, all gathered under the banner of the Running Blog Family.

900 members? That's 900 active writers talking about health and fitness. You want a support network? POW! Done.

Thank You

Thanks for listening to Fat Guy Gets Fit over the weeks. I appreciate it greatly. We're looking forward to how things get even better as we grow into part of the Health Hacks podcast in 5 or so weeks.

Come to Grasshopper New Media for more information.


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