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Talk Fitness To Me

78 EpisodesProduced by Evan T. CookWebsite

Talk Fitness To Me, hosted by Head Down Heart Up founder Evan T. Cook, dances between the philosophical and the practical to bring you the best strategies, insight and inspiration.I (Ev) am on a mission to help filter out the hype and hyperbole. I want to make food, fitness, and lifestyle strategies… read more

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End On A High Note - Talk Fitness To Me

April 30th, 2020


For a habit to stick, your brain needs a signal that whatever you just did was worth it. Let’s talk about that...

Your Setup - Talk Fitness To Me

April 21st, 2020


The environment, your “setup,” in which you live, work, and play is wildly influential to how you live your life.

A little more of this - Talk Fitness To Me

April 20th, 2020


It’s important to celebrate the small things. Here’s why.

Context Matters

April 19th, 2020


Crappy questions are easy to ask and result in crappy answers. Asking better questions, with context to our situation, leads to much better answers.

How to stay motivated

March 16th, 2020


If you thought getting motivated was challenging, then let’s talk about staying motivated.

Patience and Persistence - Between Sets Ep. 05

February 28th, 2020


On this episode of Between Sets, we talk about patience and persistence. Without these two thing, you’re crippling yourself from the start

Stop Stopping - Destroying the “All or Nothing” mindset

January 13th, 2020


I’ve been heavy on the something > nothing, consistency > intensity lately. It’s a SUPER important mindset to embrace. Listen in to hear why and what it will do for you.

Don’t Neglect This In Your Next Workout - PwP Ep. 004

January 1st, 2020


Little to no rest during a workout seems to be all the rage these days. Sure, like anything, it has its place. But if you’re doing it blindly without knowing why, you’re quite possibly wasting your time (ironic, …

Don’t Wait - Post-Working Ponderings Ep. 003

December 26th, 2019


Whether it’s a New Year Resolution or something you plan to start at a future date, you have to do something to contribute to that TODAY. It doesn’t …

What the heck does “toned” even mean? - Post-Workout Pondering Ep. 002

December 22nd, 2019


Sure, you might want to get “toned” but what does that really mean and how do you go about doing it? Those are GREAT questions and I’m happy to help.

Post-Workout Pondering Ep. 001 - Two things to get you going and keep you going

December 18th, 2019


My home workouts are my quiet time where I have an opportunity to think and reflect. The results of such thinking and reflecting, when valuable to …

Why You Need A Fitness Community - Between Sets Ep. 004

November 20th, 2019


Your environment, including the community or communities you’re apart of, is a key component of your success or demise in both fitness and in life. …

What to do if you feel like you should be progressing faster - Between Sets 003

October 11th, 2019


We live in an instant gratification world. Because of this, we want fast results. We want to lose fat now. We want to build muscle now. We want to be …

What Happens To Your Body When You Workout - Between Sets Ep. 002

October 2nd, 2019


Far too often we only look at working out through the lens of fat loss and its associated calorie burn. Yes, lifting weights and moving our bodies requires energy (calories) to perform but the change and transformation …

STOP Wasting Your Money on Infomercial Fitness Equipment - Between Sets Ep. 001

September 27th, 2019


In the inaugural episode of Between Sets, let’s talk about the best Home Gym investment you can make.

EvD60: Pause and Reflect

April 23rd, 2018


Time to create some space to figure the future of The Ev Daily!

EvD59: What’s a Backlog?

April 20th, 2018


If you’ve been listening in over the past few episodes, you should now have a better understanding of where you are, where you want to go, and why. …

EvD58: Not Today

April 19th, 2018


Don’t quit. Don’t give up. Don’t give in. Not today.

EvD57: Go Below The Surface

April 18th, 2018


Over the last two days, we looked at where you are and where you want to go. Now it’s time to go below the surface and figure out WHY!

5 Whys Exercise:

EvD56: Where Do You Want To Go?

April 17th, 2018


Today, we take the next step in the Perfect Fitness Framework. Now that you have an idea of where you are, let’s start to look at where you want to go!

EvD55: Assess The Situation

April 16th, 2018


Today, let’s talk about the cornerstone of getting started with The Perfect Fitness Framework.

EvD54: An Introduction to The Perfect Fitness Framework

April 13th, 2018


Every so often I mention the Perfect Fitness Framework. Well, let’s take the next few days to talk about what this is and how you can bring it to life in your own life

EvD53: Goldilocks

April 12th, 2018


Today, we learn a thing or two from Goldilocks and her pursuit of finding that thing that’s juuuust right.

EvD52: Doing Less of What Doesn’t Requires More of What Does

April 11th, 2018


Today, let’s talk about the reasons why we simply cannot focus exclusively on cutting out what isn’t working and what to do instead.

EvD51: Shaping A Path To Cut Out Sugar

April 10th, 2018


Today, we talk about why cutting out sugar cold turkey rarely works and how one of my favorite “frosting” recipes can help!

EvD50: You Need A Reason To Change

April 9th, 2018


Today, just a quick reminder that change does not happen accidentally.

EvD49: The Quick Reset

April 8th, 2018


Today, we talk about using The Quick Reset, both as a practice and a mindset, to keep us in the game.

EvD48: Reaching Your Goals Won’t Make You Happy

April 7th, 2018


Today, let’s talk about how little happiness we get from “getting” our goals and what we can focus on instead. I’m bringing the heat today folks so …

EvD47: Is Your Food/Fitness Program Really “Working?”

April 6th, 2018


Today, let’s look at whether or not your Food, Fitness and Lifestyle plan is really working and why it’s important to prioritize developing skills, habits, and behaviors over prescriptive plans or programs

EvD46: If you don’t use it...

April 5th, 2018


Today, we look at one of the easiest things we can do to deal with an age-related decline in our metabolism.

EvD45: Your Body Just Wants To Keep You Alive!

April 4th, 2018


Today, let’s see if we can change your perspective a bit to help develop a little more empathy, love, and respect for this body you’ve been given.

EvD44: A Pre-Workout Primer and my Three Favorites

April 3rd, 2018


Today, I let you in on my favorite pre-workout supplements and how to figure out if a pre-workout is right for you!

Quick links to the supplements I mentioned (affiliate links!):

Onnit Total Strength: …

EvD43: The Three-Day Principle

April 2nd, 2018


Today, we look at one of my favorite practical habit-building strategies.

EvD42: Steal This Breakfast Recipe

April 1st, 2018


Today, I give you my super simple breakfast meal prep recipe that I use each week!

EvD41: Stop Focusing on Weight Loss

March 31st, 2018


Today, let’s get away from perpetual dieter’s syndrome (yes I made that up, yes I’m sticking with it) and focus on something a bit more freeing and fun than “weight loss.”

EvD40: Build Your Foundation, Then Optimize

March 30th, 2018


Today, a quick reminder to focus on your foundation (the 80) before trying to optimize (the 20).

EvD39: What’s the Alternative?

March 29th, 2018


Team, before you call it quits ask yourself this question.

EvD38: Nature’s Chill Pill

March 28th, 2018


Today, I’ll walk you through a super quick exercise that activates nature’s very own chill pill.

EvD37: Take your MEDs

March 27th, 2018


Today, let’s talk about the importance of getting your daily dose. Of what, you might ask? Listen in for more!

EvD36: The Awesome vs. The Awful

March 26th, 2018


Today, let’s see if we can find was to focus more on what we want to do (approach) versus not do (avoid)!

EvD35: A Nutrition Strategy To Optimize Recovery

March 25th, 2018


Today, we look at how we can leverage our approach to food and nutrition to optimize our recovery.

EvD34: Do It Anyways

March 24th, 2018


Today, we look at what to do when we just don’t feel like doing it.

EvD33: From CAN Do, To WILL Do

March 23rd, 2018


Today, we take the two questions from yesterday and take them one step further by transitioning from intent to ACTION!

EvD32: Two Questions To Start Asking Daily

March 22nd, 2018


Today, we talk about the two questions, that when asked daily, could completely change your life.

EvD32: My Not-So-Secret Power Smoothie Strategy

March 21st, 2018


Today, I confess my love of a good smoothie (shout out to the Currito Jimmy Carter) and how smoothies can be a game-changer in your food, fitness, and lifestyle goals.

EvD30: WTF is OTAAT!?

March 20th, 2018


Today, we talk about my favorite strategy to move closer to your food and fitness goals (or really any goals in your life for that matter). Even if you’ve never heard of OTAAT, I bet you won’t be surprised about what it …

EvD29: Macro Consistency, Micro Intensity

March 19th, 2018


Today, we add some context to the “Consistency over Intensty” discussion as we talk about how both, when applied correctly, are critical pieces to achieving your goals.

EvD28: A Little Further, A Little Faster

March 18th, 2018


Today, let’s talk more about iterative, incremental changes as we find ways to go a little further and a little faster!

EvD27: Enjoy The Journey

March 17th, 2018


Today, we appreciate the process of becoming the type of person who deserves to have the things we want in our lives by focusing less on the outcome and more on your day-to-day behaviors👊

EvD26: Freestyle Friday

March 16th, 2018


Today, I went into this with nothing planned but ended up touching on the importance of ”space days.” Use these days to reassess, recalibrate, ad pick your head up for a moment to make sure you’re doing more of what’s …

EvD25: Sore Is The Enemy

March 15th, 2018


Today, we consider maybe, just maybe, our level of soreness following a workout or training session isn't the best indicator of ”good.” Is being sore …

EvD24: It’s All Your Fault

March 14th, 2018


Today, it’s time to own up to your life. That’s right, 100% responsibility plus acknowledging that it’s all your fault. Here’s why that’s the best …

EvD23: Prioritize Like Warren Buffet

March 13th, 2018


Today, we talk about the two central tenants of the Perfect Fitness Framework and I take you through a 3-step prioritization strategy used by none other than Warren Buffett’s (yeah, THAT Warren Buffet).

EvD22: Become Proficient In The Kitchen

March 12th, 2018


Today, we look at the practicality of learning as developing basic cooking and kitchen skills and how this directly supports our food, fitness, and lifestyle goals.

EvD21: Listen To Your Body

March 11th, 2018


Today, I answer the question of “How do I know if I’m overdoing it, if I’m doing too much, if I’m going to the gym too much?”

EvD20: Desperation vs. Exploration

March 10th, 2018


Today on The Ev Daily we take this “mindset” conversation a bit deeper by looking at living from a place of desperation versus exploration. I brought the 🔥🔥🔥 on this one so you do not want to miss this!

EvD19: Inaction Vs. In Action

March 9th, 2018


Today, we build on yesterday’s topic of choosing to focus on what we can do and how to create the space and opportunity to go from in action to being in action.

EvD18: What CAN you do?

March 8th, 2018


Today, we keep our focus on our mindset by the subtle shift in focusing on what we CAN do instead of what we can’t.

EvD17: Do something, anything.

March 7th, 2018


Today, we power through a quick Wednesday check-in and move right into embracing the fact that a little bit o’ something is better than a whole lotta …

EvD16: One Thing At A Time.

March 6th, 2018


Today, you might start noticing a trend in the things I talk about as we embrace consistency over intensity by focusing on ONE Thing At A Time🕺

EvD15: Slow Down

March 5th, 2018


Today, I encourage you to adjust your expectations (not necessarily lower them) so you can slow down, create some space, and maybe, just maybe, have little fun along the way.

EvD14: Stress, RECOVERY, Adaption

March 4th, 2018


Today, we talk about the cyclical nature of life, particularly the Stress-Recovery-Adaption cycle. Hint: you can’t skip out on the recovery aspect …

EvD13: Pick One Thing

March 3rd, 2018


Today, we avoid all hype and hyperbole and keep things super simple. We go back to basics with a focus on just ONE thing at a time. Remember, you can …

EvD12: Set the Tone, Set the Pace

March 2nd, 2018


Today, we find a way to set the tone and set the pace for the rest of the weekend by doing a little planning ahead. Doing so might just make all the difference. Enjoy🕺

EvD11: An Intro into Systems & Schedules

March 1st, 2018


Today, we take a quick look at how systems and scheduling can help us with our food and fitness goals.

EvD10: Celebrate!

February 28th, 2018


Today, well, today is my birthday people and while I appreciate every day for the blessing it is, it’s hard not to CELEBRATE when 365 of them come together🙌 So, that’s what’s we’re going to do. But let’s not forget our …

EvD9: Find Your Parallels

February 27th, 2018


Nothing exists in isolation. How can you take what’s working in one area of your life and apply that to another?

EvD8: Focus on what matters

February 26th, 2018


Today, we look at the power and importance of focusing on what truly matters to us and identifying our ONE thing.

EvD7: The Power of Patience

February 25th, 2018


Let’s build off yesterday’s episode as we appreciate the power of patience and why it’s so important to our progress and, ultimately, our success.

EvD6: New Level, New Challenges

February 24th, 2018


Today we acknowledge that every new level brings a whole new set of challenegs (and why this is a good thing!)

EvD4: The Gap

February 22nd, 2018


Today on The Ev Daily we talk about THE GAP between both where we are and where we’re going as well as where we are and from where we came🕺

EvD3: Wednesday Check-In

February 21st, 2018


Today, we use the Wednesday Check-In to help build on the momentum we’ve built on Monday and Tuesday and make sure we’re moving in the “right” direction.

EvD2: A Little More, A Little Better

February 20th, 2018


Today, we build on the Monday Momentum we focused on yesterday and find ways to do a little more or a little better.

EvD1: The Power of Little Wins

February 19th, 2018


Today, we bring a little Monday Motivation as we find ways to capture those little wins. We have a call in front the wonder Anji Ray. And from her we’re inspired to talk about the important and power in paying it …

Home Gym Equipment Essentials

February 17th, 2018


Setting up your environment for success is one of the best ways to be, well, successful. Having equipment available at your Home is essential to …

Stay Committed To Your Goals

February 16th, 2018


Pt1: Why You Can’t Seem To Stay Committed To Your Goals (& what to do about it) • Pt2: Why You Can’t Seem To Stay Committed To Your Goals (& what to do about it) • Signing Off✌️

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