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Train Hard Live Strong

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Welcome to the Train Hard Live Strong Podcast where we strive to inspire people to believe in themselves, what they’re capable of, and fulfilling their ultimate potential. I am your host, Coach Matt, and on this show I will bring you the greatest fitness influencers, world known athletes, high perfo… read more

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Social media is more entertainment than education

July 15th, 2022


Open up social media and all you'll see are fitness influencers doing these "effective workouts" for engagement. Backflip deadlifts is a show to showcase the intesnity of the fitness level one has. This is not necessary …

The number one fault about bad dieting

July 7th, 2022


Nutrition seems to always be the hardest concept to understand when it comes to fat loss. A lot of people want to eat clean in the week and party over the weekend to then wonder why they're not losing weight. The …

Find what drives you

June 27th, 2022


To everything we do in nature, first starts with a main instinct. What if our main instinct is something we have never paid true attention to? what if our main instinct has been camoflouged our entire life. In today's …

Answering the four most asked questions

June 23rd, 2022


Thank you everyone who has been dropping their questions into our question box on the website! Asking questions is the the only way you will ever get answers to what you're unsure of or want to know more of. Another …

Is it easier to build muscle or shred fat?

June 21st, 2022


Yes there are three different types of body types that deal with fat loss and muscle growth differently but each one still needs effort. Just because someone is a mesomorph does not mean building muscle isn't hard work. …

Replace what you want with what you need

June 16th, 2022


When you want something, it's like you have to do all these things you don't want to do to get it right? What about the things you need to do? where do the differences lie in these two perspectives? The amount of effort …

3 characteristic traits to make you invincible

June 13th, 2022

Efforts can be done with simply showing up right? You get a coach, you get a plan, you do the work, and results should come. What happens after the …

To Self-Reflect & Reposition yourself, will make you unbreakable

June 9th, 2022

I took sometime off recently and just deattached myself from all the things anchoring me down. It was weird because all the things that were …

Stop Making Excuses

May 30th, 2022

People that jump into this health and fitness journey will eventually create an excuse to get out of a workout, eating a meal, or doing what it takes …

How to find the right coach or program for you

May 26th, 2022

Socail media nowadays can fool alot of people into purchasing programs or hiring coaches who have nice bodies but have no idea how to coach people. …

Eating healthy doesn't mean eating for weight loss

May 23rd, 2022

Have you ever eaten healthy for a duration of time and never achieved any progress? Healthy foods should mean weight loss right because it's better …

3 Things to NOT do when building muscle

May 19th, 2022

Building muscle takes a specific equation that must be targeted and solved everyday. There are much more important things to consider when building …

3 Simple Tips to be successful in your health & fitness journey

May 16th, 2022

When we have a goal for our body & health and want it so bad, we are willing to do whatever it takes to get there "fast". People will follow any …

Why people quit on their weight loss goals

May 12th, 2022

About 90% of people want weight loss and think it can be achieved in 12 weeks. Physical progress can be achieved within 12 weeks BUT they will not be …

Inside the mind of Ms. 3x Fitness Olympia, Whitney Jones

May 9th, 2022

You asked and we delivered! We are honored to bring on the 3x Ms. Fitness Olympia legend herself, Whitney Jones, to the show! We all know the 3x Ms. Fitness Olympia on stage, but who was Whitney before all this? How did …

Are Carbohydrates the cause of weight gain?

May 5th, 2022

Are carbohydrates the reason for weight gain? By taking out carbohydrates, are you gauranteeing a life of weight loss and eliminating weight gain forever? I'll tell you right now before you even listen to the episode …

Eliminate stress within your journey

May 3rd, 2022

Everyone wants there weight loss goals now. Everyone wants there muscle growth goals now. Everyone always wants everything now right? Being in a rush to achieve your goals will only add stress which will then go against …

Creating a strong unbreakable health & fitness lifestyle

April 29th, 2022

Have you ever wondered how do these crazy athletes or fitness social media gurus stay motivated like all the time? Well besides showing you only the highlights of there day and passion in this episode I will break down …

The power of your central nervous system

April 25th, 2022

We've all been in a position in life where the results we achieved was just not good enough right? After you listen to this episode or read this …

Quality over quantity in all areas of life

April 22nd, 2022

When you go to the store to buy food, do you pay attention to the quanity of foods you're buying or the quality of foods you have in the cart? When you surround yourself with people/friends, are you focused on the …

The best question to ask yourself for better progress

April 18th, 2022

We've all asked ourselves, "why me?", but have you ever just asked yourself why? It's happening to you because it's just meant for you, that's the …

The fitness industry just has it all wrong

April 14th, 2022

About 99% of people who want to imrpove their body & health for the better really pay attention to physical change over any internal change. The fitness industry has really put a weird taste in people's mouths on …

The Confusion of what being healthy means

April 12th, 2022

With social media nowadays and the fitness space being extremely saturated, I feel that people get the wrong idea on what health & fit looks like. Being healthy and fit DOES NOT mean that you're lean and shredded. …

Sometimes, this road gets lonely

April 7th, 2022

Whenever someone who is really fit walks into a room filled with people who don't workout or simply don't take care of themselves everyone will look at this person because they carry around not just the body to show, …

There will always be room for improvements

April 5th, 2022

With anything that we do, failure is bound to happen. Feeling hopeless, lost, depressed, etc, is all bound to take place within your journey. What …

Two important principles of weight loss

March 31st, 2022

Weight loss is the number one most wanted goal when it comes down to health & fitness. Weight loss is actually very simple. You follow a meal …

Don't focus on the situation, focus on your mindset

March 28th, 2022

Jumping into anything that demands leaving your comfort zone, will create challenges in your life that you're unprepared for. This is a side effect of pursuing your goals. Another side effect is achieving progress, …

You can't out work insecurities

March 24th, 2022

Do you have insecurities you just hate about yourself? Are there things about your body you just wish were never there? Do you ever compare your body to others and think "I wish I looked like that or had her butt, legs, …

The 3 pillars of challenge

March 21st, 2022

When life tends to get difficult we have an opportunity to make two choices: 1) Take the hit and quit, or 2) Analyze the situation, what can you …

3 tips and tricks to improve weight loss

March 17th, 2022

Weight loss is the number one goal people want to achieve. This makes sense because America has the highest obesity and diabetes ratings in the entire world. Why is that? Well we're the least educated, we have the most …

Creating a simplified method to achieve your progress with Beth Feraco

March 15th, 2022

The fitness industry is filled with a lot of false information and information that only works for there body. There are millions of meal plans/FADs that push restrictions and a life of hell that causes binge eating, …

Rewire your body's natural instincts to quit

March 10th, 2022

Our bodies have a natural hardwired instinct to stay safe. When our bodies feel pain, discomfort, uncomfortability, or anything out of routine, the body will send signals to your brain forcing you to stop (quit). When …

When the body recognizes growth adaptation

March 7th, 2022

One big question I'd always ask the big guys tat trained at my gym was, "so how many reps and sets do you guys do to get big like that?" This was a …

What's the purpose of a cheat meal

March 3rd, 2022

When you start a meal plan or if you have ever started one before, have you ever wanted to know when you can have your cheat meal? Have you ever asked your coach or someone who made you a meal plan, "umm do I have to …

Calories without training vs with training

February 28th, 2022


Losing weight without training or conducting fitness is absolutely possible, you just need to better understand your body's metabolic rate and your …

Muscle reservation | how to train more efficiently

February 24th, 2022

Have you ever wondered if you could train the same muscle group multiple times a week, or, do you feel that you need to be sore after every workout …

Focus on what you have control over

February 21st, 2022

Have you ever starting your weight loss journey and ended up stopping? Have you ever wanted to gain muscle, get toned, lose weight, but then ended up quitting? Were you overwhelmed with the amount of change it demanded …

How training can help you deal better under stress

February 17th, 2022


Life can be very stressful right? Having to deal with kids, work, school, business, life, friends, drama, etc, and then also juggle all that with …

Movement is Medicine with Megan Deal

February 14th, 2022


A busy life with multiple things to juggle along with your fitness goals and passions can be overwhelming. Do you feel like sometimes you just can't …

What your nutrition could be missing

February 11th, 2022

Nutrition for progress requires a few things but one is the most important, and that's consistency. Without consistency, your nutrition will only be as good as that one meal. The more nutritional valuable meals you …

3 Things you can do today to help with weight loss

February 7th, 2022


We all know what "healthy" looks like. If I were to put two meals on the table, one of them is a number 4 off the Mcdonalds menu and the other is a …

Don't be fooled by product labels

February 3rd, 2022

Have you ever seen a fancy "7g of protein' label on the front of a specific product (mainly a high processed one). Do you see it and think that that product then is a valuable source of protein? I use to always think …

Why body weight fluctuates

January 31st, 2022


So many people get so mad at their weight on the scale when they weigh in in the morning and they're lighter than they are at night. We get mad at this scale, buyt don't understadn the reasoning behind why the body with …

Results are not the most important part

January 27th, 2022


Aren't you tired of working so hard towards your weight loss goals, performance goals, or simply overall health goals, and not seeing the results you …

Turning failure into success with Nicole Stewart

January 25th, 2022


The goals we have for our life, health, body, etc, will only mean something to you. The amount of work needed, is up to you. The amount of effort to put in, is all up to you. Giving 100% of your attention & energy, …

Pursuing the greatest version of yourself

January 21st, 2022


The pursue of the greatest version of yourself is an endless process. It's an endless process because no matter how close you get to it, the further away it gets because you will always have room for improvements. This …

How to lose 1lb of fat a week | Simplifying fat loss

January 17th, 2022


Shredding body fat is not hard to understand. What's hard to achieve in weight loss is having the mind power to push through days where all you want to do is eat a bunch of junk food. Just like anything else, goals that …

What all FAD diets have in common

January 13th, 2022


Why do we always see so many success stories with these "FAD" diets that hit the media or internet? Let me tell you one thing before I explain, there are many ways to achieve weight loss, it's always about what's the …

Pursue your goals and be grateful of your accomplishments

January 10th, 2022


I started my year of 2022 with a 103 fever, body aches, and a head ache that was out of this world. Yes my year did not start out nearly what I thought, but I'm glad it did. Our bodies are amazing creations and very …

How to be successful with your goals in 2022

December 30th, 2021


2021 has been an up and down kinda year right? We all thought 2021 had to be great because 2020 was just horrible, but here we are. 2022 is around the corner and how will you make it great for you!? These years can be …

Fat burners for weight loss?

December 27th, 2021


Weight loss is the most common goal. Every new client I get, about 90% of the time, is a weight loss client, and I'm not saying this is bad but let me explain something. When it comes down to weight loss people are …

How to, and the benefits of, building muscle

December 23rd, 2021


Merry Christmas Train Hard Live Strong Family! | 2021

One thing that really bugs me in the "fitness influencer world" is when someone puts on their feed, "Do these 5 exercises to get a 6 pack by summer". So you're …

The power of the mind to body connection

December 21st, 2021


One thing that I found very quickly inside of training was there is nothing else that will ever make you better as a person than challenge. What is the primary aspect of training, it's to challenge you to improve who …

Getting rid of fear

December 16th, 2021


There are things in your life right now that confuse you. There are things in your life right now that hold you back. I don't want you to think of …

From fearful to fearless with Amy Bream

December 13th, 2021


Today we are bringing the great, Amy Bream, to the Train Hard Live Strong Podcast. Amy has an incredible story with how she has overcome hardships in her life in the most driven and passionate way. A unique thing about …

How to keep going, when you want to quit

December 9th, 2021


How many times have you told yourself and others, "I'm going to lose 20lbs this year, that's my goal". Then after 4 weeks you forgot what your goal …

It's not about what you eat, but how you eat

December 6th, 2021


It's not about what you eat, but how you eat. What does this mean to you? Are you thinking right now, "Matt you're crazy man, of course it matters …

Working on your health is investing in your future

December 2nd, 2021


Majority of the time when someone is asked what their goals are for weight loss or physique it's always something like this, "umm I want to lose about 50lbs, tone up my legs, abs, but, and arms, but I don't want to lift …

How weight is gained vs how most people think weight is gained

November 29th, 2021


Weight is gained gradually over a period of time. Same thing applies to weight loss. Weight is lost gradually over a period of time. With coaching many different types of people, body types, and lifestyles (along with …

Stop punishing yourself for eating food

November 25th, 2021


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Train Hard Live Strong Family, I hope you all have an amazing day and time with your friends and family!

So today you're going to be surrounded by a ton of temptations right? You're gonna …

3 things you're genetically given, but can control

November 22nd, 2021


When you're born into this world you have no choice in what makes you who you are: anatomy structure, real hair color, eye color, etc. This does not …

You will never be satisfied

November 19th, 2021


When you set a goal for yourself with weight loss, and you lose the weight, will you be 100% happy with yourself? What about during the process? Will you be comparing yourself to others, will you be putting yourself …

Why weight gain is common when beginning a fitness journey

November 15th, 2021


During the initial first few weeks of your weight loss journey or fitness journey in general, have you ever been discouraged on why you have gained weight or haven't lost any weight in your first few weeks? It feels …

3 reasons why you gain weight after a diet

November 11th, 2021


I've seen and heard stories of people going on a crash diet or 3 month diet, and finishing it to only put the weight back on. I've been asked by many people, "why do I gain all my weight back after a diet"? In today's …

Fitness is a lifestyle, not just a 12 week program

November 8th, 2021


It's nice to find a 12 week program that promises you insane results in as little as 12 weeks, but what they forget to mention is how to sustain you …

What is a crash diet | Pros & Cons

November 4th, 2021


How fast would you want to lose if you could you could lose weight overnight? Would it be 20lbs, 40lbs, 100lbs? After losing all the weight, how …

Fitness truth, value of health, and training myth debunking with Nicole Mantesanti

November 1st, 2021


How do you know what to believe when there are hundreds of fitness influencers, coaches, articles, ect, that share hundreds of different things? It's …

Muscle confusion doesn't mean change your workouts

October 28th, 2021


There are three main reasons why people will change up their program: 1) they have plateaued, 2) they aren't seeing results fast enough, or 3) they …

Don't gage your progress on muscle soreness

October 25th, 2021


The day after your workout, do you feel like you didn't get a good workout if you're not sore? Do you feel like you need to be sore in order to achieve progress? In this episode I break down what muscle soreness is, how …

The science behind your post workout meal

October 21st, 2021


Eating after a workout does not mean you're wasting away your hard work from that workout. It's important to understand the difference between cardio and weight lifting. It's also very important to understand what you …

Is sugar free truly sugar free?

October 18th, 2021


If you had two products side by side and one said sugar free while the other had sugar in it, which one would you choose? Majority of people …

Yes, Protein, carbs, or fats can make you gain weight

October 14th, 2021


What is the route cause of weight gain? It's simply being in a surplus for an extended period of time, whether it's planned/organized or done without knowing. I want you to think of calories as simply energy. If your …

The "one plan fits all" training split

October 11th, 2021


How do you arrange your week to maximize your time to achieve the goals you have for your body & health? Are their specific days that you need to train a certain muscle group that can effect your next days training …

No one is going to make you do this but YOU

October 7th, 2021


How many times have you told yourself, "I can't. I just can't do this"? I'll be honest, I've said this many times in my life, career, education, and …

Why your "diet" just isn't working for you

October 4th, 2021


If it took 5 years to put on 80lbs, would 80lbs come off in 2 weeks? Media always tries to teach weight loss as this simple thing that everyone can …

Eating "clean" is no different than eating "bad"

September 30th, 2021


What's the difference between eating "clean" and eating "bad"? How would you define each and would you know which one does best for body vs the …

Moving the body in the most effective way with Meghan Barrington

September 27th, 2021


The average person has about 1 - 3 injuries that effect them daily. Maybe 1 out of every 3 people know why there is an injury, how to fix it, and then how to strengthen/prevent it from happening again. A lot of athletes …

The power of creating small milestone goals

September 23rd, 2021


People always start their journey with a crazy goal, "I want to lose 100lbs, I want to compete in bodybuilding". These goals are great, but you will fail and quit if small milestone realistic goals aren't set in stone. …

The raw truth about diet culture with Ainsley Perish

September 20th, 2021


The human body relies on nutrition for life. Nutrition is one of the most mind controlling aspects of life. Nutrition is the most powerful tool to …

Can you shred fat & build muscle at the same time | Is it true?

September 16th, 2021


Can you build muscle and shred fat at the same time? If you can, how is that even possible if you need to lose weight by being in a deficit and gain weight by being in a surplus? In today's episode we will be answering …

Bicep Tear Recovery & Strength Training with Joey Szatmary

September 13th, 2021


Recovering from an injury is difficult especially when it takes you away from something you love. Today's guest speaker tore his bicep and instead of …

The hardest thing to deal with in fitness

September 9th, 2021


Why do people quit so quickly in their transformation journey? Whatever journey you're going through, if it's weight loss, muscle growth, competition, lifestyle, ect, there will be a lot of mental roadblocks you will …

Her comeback from back surgery with Shannon Montgomery

September 6th, 2021


Pain is your body's way of telling you a few things: 1) something is wrong and it needs attention, 2) you have a misalignment/imbalance somewhere, or 3) you're doing a movement correctly if you feel it in a specific …

The most important pillar in health & fitness

September 2nd, 2021


When you create a goal, a vision, something you truly want to accomplish with your body & health, majority of you are going to be extremely …

Kelly Stone Comes to Houston | Training, Nutrition, & Mindset

August 30th, 2021


It was our mission to fly in guest speakers this year (2021) to speak on the show. Majority of our guests we have had the honor of interviewing remotely, but it is now our honor to bring on LIVE guest speakers to the …

low reps high weight vs low weight high reps

August 26th, 2021


How do I get lean? Should I do low weight high reps or low reps high weight? What's the difference? 

These are great questions and in this episode I …

The cause of why you aren't losing "weight"

August 23rd, 2021


Everyone has a goal to lose weight, get tone, and just get healthy right? Almost 85% of people I train when we first meet explain a goal that consists of, "I wanna lose about 20lbs, get a little toned but not much …

Does fasted cardio achieve weight loss

August 19th, 2021


Does fasted cardio actually help with weight loss? Does it actually help with fat loss? Will it help you build muscle, get leaner, get more tone, faster? Fasted cardio is doing cardio on an empty stomach. Fasted cardio …

3 things that WILL slow down your metabolism

August 16th, 2021


Your metabolism is your inner burning furnace that lights calories on fire to move muscles, make your organs functions, and sustain life. Your …

Enjoy the journey and you will succeed

August 12th, 2021


Why do people most people quit during their fitness & health journey? They quit because they aren't fully committed and aren't enjoying the …

Become an expert in your diagnosis | Being in full control of any set back

August 9th, 2021


The human body is designed to keep you alive. Your health does an amazing job in giving you life everyday you breathe no matter if you're throwing your health away with processed foods, lack of sleep, no exercise, or no …

Understanding your body type to amplify progress

August 5th, 2021


Progress will sometimes come easy and sometimes will come difficult. No matter what scenario you're in, progress can still be achieved. The more …

Gain control over your mindset and everything else will follow

August 2nd, 2021


the mind is a powerful tool. What we can do with simply the way we think is: change your mindset, think into success, invision greatness and achieve …

Not being present mentally will affect you physically

July 29th, 2021


Where you are mentally will drastically transform where you will be physically. In this episode I break down my story with mental health/happiness and how you can overcome anything you're dealing with mentally through …

How to eat junk food and still lose weight

July 26th, 2021


A caloric deficit is all that is needed to maintain weight or lose weight. Depending on how extreme your deficit is, the faster you will lose or the better you will maintain. A deficit can't be to extreme because if it …

Eliminating stress with exercise

July 22nd, 2021


Stress if a very unique thing that can seriously damage our mind & body. Stress can come in many different shapes and sizes, but the most important part is how we find a way to release it. Life stressors can be …

Turning your greatest insecurities into your super power with Kortney Olson

July 19th, 2021


Today we bring you the great, Kortney Olsin. The original watermelon crushing queen who had a rough time dealing with body dysmorphia, insecurities, …

3 most effective ways to achieve weight loss

July 15th, 2021


Everyone wants to lose weight and get toned but most people either don't know how or don't want to do the things that are NEEDED in order to achieve it. Shredding body fat, losing weight, getting lean, ect, is not as …

You are manipulated to fail with your health

July 12th, 2021


The more you fail at your health the more money the government makes off you. Think about it, can you recall any point in time in your education (all from grade 1 - 12) being taught how to eat for health? Do you …

Focus on these things to guarantee health and results

July 8th, 2021


I'm always asked questions that shouldn't be asked first. For example: "Yo matt what supplements should I be taking for muscle growth". Yes this is a …

How to choose the best training split for you

July 5th, 2021


There will never be a one plan fits all program that gets everyone the dream progress they desire. Everyone was built different, everyone has different genetic builds, everyone has different fibers, everyone has …

How to get into a Caloric deficit or surplus

July 1st, 2021


Weight loss & muscle growth are easier to achieve than we think. I was a very thin guy in high school and never thought I was ever gonna build …

Staying on track with your goals during the hard times of life

June 28th, 2021


Talking about the best way to build muscle or best way to shred fat is all great, but what about about everything else that can get in the way of your goals. Aside from the burning fire you have to achieve goals, there …

Lifting heavy doesn't mean you're growing muscle

June 24th, 2021


As a coach, I hear a lot of females say, "I want to have bigger glutes, legs, shoulders, ect, but I don't wanna get bulky like a man. I also hear a …

Do you need supplements to get results?

June 21st, 2021


Do you need supplements in order to achieve your goals in weight loss, fat loss, performance, muscle growth, ect? The answer is no. You don't need …

Who you were is NOT who you are

June 17th, 2021


We tend to always hold on to the passed. We tend to always fear who we were and going back to that "old self". If you fuel off this fear, then that's …

Sex, Orgasms, and the power of your pelvic floor with Brittney Ellers

June 14th, 2021


We know that doing curls will make your biceps bigger. We know that doing bench press will make your chest bigger, and yes having big strong muscles …

Eat for health

June 10th, 2021


Instead of focusing on eating for weight loss, getting shredded, getting 6 pack abs, ect, imagine eating just for health. How does that look like? …

Creating a champion mindset and focusing on you and only you with Ainsley Perish

June 7th, 2021


Taking a goal and making it reality is harder than it sounds. Yes we undertsand that it will take hard work, dedication, ect, but what happens when you're face to face with failure. What happens when your life takes a …

How to turn training & meal planning into a lifestyle

June 3rd, 2021


Beginning a health & fitness journey can be difficult, and then turning it into a lifestyle can also be difficult. Thinking about it to much will …

What it takes mentally & physically to lose 145lbs with Michelle Faraj

May 31st, 2021


Is losing 145lbs impossible? Let's ask our amazing guest speaker today, Michelle Faraj!

Michelle has now lived in two different bodies. She was once the morbidly obese Michelle, and now she's the 145lbs lighter …

It's simple, just stop being lazy

May 27th, 2021


The secret killer to your goals & dreams is.......LAZINESS! With being lazy we tend to believe all excuses we create in our head. Our comfort zones are to precious to leave. The hard work ahead is something we just …

Youth strength training and the advantage of starting as young as 5 years old with Spencer Moorman

May 24th, 2021


As a kid growing up I was always told "If you train to young you will stunt your growth". Overloading the body with uncontrollable weight and form …

Training will not cure what's killing you inside

May 13th, 2021


At age 18 I was kicked out of my home. One year later I decided to enlist in the Army in the worst head space I've ever been in. When I was stationed in Alaska, I was pissed off, angry, depressed, sad, alone, and hated …

Opening a medical school, figure competitor, & breaking the stigma of age with Leslie Petch

May 10th, 2021


There is only 24 hours in a day. With these 24 hours, what are you doing with them? Are you improving in a balance of things in your life? Health, mind, career, relationships, love, education, ect. Are you someone to …

Get rid of what's holding you back FOR GOOD

May 6th, 2021


A huge question I get asked a lot is, "yo Matt, how do I let go of bad habits?" This is a great question because a lot of us have bad lifestyle habits that have turned into a lifestyle which mimics the body in thinking …

Dropping 45lbs and dry scooping pre workout with Mckenzie Payette

May 3rd, 2021


Have you ever posted a photo and had someone tell you, "hey, wow, you've gained weight!" If you have, you understand just how heart breaking that is. Have you ever had someone tell you, "what? you've been working out …

Stop DREAMING and start DOING

April 29th, 2021


There is a whole lot of "I want this I want that" but not enough "I worked my ass off this week, I can not wait to crush tomorrow". Why do we tend to …

Think greater than yourself

April 26th, 2021


Settling for less is the easiest route to take, and easy is what we're looking for right? The power of the actions you take are greater than you think. If you have a family, and you decide to make a change for your …

Why you're losing weight & gaining it back

April 22nd, 2021


You follow the next big FAD diet and lose 30lbs. After the program is over, what now? What have you learned in order to continue your progress in the …

What you aren't aware of you can not change

April 19th, 2021


There are so many things we can prevent when it comes down to our health. The number one death in America is a self conflicted disease. Not only that, but this self conflicted disease causes harm to the immune system …

How to always stay motivated

April 15th, 2021


Motivation is what you get when you watch a motivation video on YouTube. Motivation is what you get when you go to a seminar and get all that energy to make a change. Motivation is what you get when the new year comes …

Never be scared of food again!

April 12th, 2021


Nutrition plays an essential part of your health, performance, progress, and life! If we practice suppressing a macro because a stupid magazine says, "lose 15lbs in 2 weeks", all we're doing is practicing how to fight …

Are you ready to succeed or are you ready to give up?

April 8th, 2021


As a coach and as a host that has interviewed well over 70 high performing people I have found that a lot of people have excuses for about everything. "Hey why are you here late?" "ummmm my shoes didn't have show laces …

Stop thinking so small | Expand your perspective and be unbreakable

April 5th, 2021


We always want to lose 20lbs, get 6 pack abs, but a very small group of people are setting goals to be better people. To get in shape to be able to walk their daughter down the aisle. To play catch with their kids and …

F**k dieting! Focus on sustainability

April 1st, 2021


We always want results fast. We always want the next trending diet that promises a 15lb loss in 21 days. We always want these results fast because we …

The truth of how resilient and precious the human body is with Sarah Doell

March 29th, 2021


Your body is more valuable than you can ever imagine. Just think about how incredible the power of the human body truly is. People can abuse their …

The 5 worst times to weigh yourself

March 25th, 2021


How many times have you jumped on a scale and just been pissed off, depressed, sad, angry, all these emotions in one, after you see that number on the scale. To make things even worse, have you ever jumped on a scale …

Carbs & Confidence, Overcoming ED, and Nutrition Power with Caroline Biddle

March 22nd, 2021


Nutrition is something that we tend to over complicate and make it seem impossible to understand. On top of that, we also live in a life of stress and the go go go mentality. With all this being said food can sometimes …

Stop Disappointing yourself

March 18th, 2021


Becoming overweight, obese, unhealthy, ect, are all outcomes to losing our way as human beings. A thousand years ago we didn't have genetically mutated fruits & veggies, we didn't have processed foods that have a …

Learn how to expand your lifespan with Chris Burres

March 15th, 2021


Imagine if you could live 90% longer than the average human. What would you do with all that extra life? How many more generations of your blood line …

How genetics will effect your weight loss and physique

March 11th, 2021


It's easy to play the blame game when things aren't going our way. For example, It's easy to say "well I will never start to eat healthy, because every time I try too, my family orders pizza for dinner", or "I'm never …

Fear of Change

March 8th, 2021


Your health and fitness journey is unique to you. It's what will create the woman/man you want to be, inside & out. The beautiful thing about …

3 tips on what to eat around your workouts (pre & post)

March 4th, 2021


How many times have you eaten before a workout and got sick? How many times have you eaten food after your workout and then felt guilty after eating …

5 reasons why you haven't achieved your health & fitness goals

March 1st, 2021


For the passed 14 years of training I've come to understand that everyone's journey will have these 5 reasons, and I mean it's a must! For the passed …

The funny thing about carbohydrates

February 25th, 2021


A diet is another word for "Nutritional restriction to accomplish a specific health or physique goal". Key word - restriction. A huge reason why the USA is the most obese country is because we don't understand food. We …

How to evolve with your "Why" throughout your journey

February 22nd, 2021


Day one in the gym will not be the same as day one thousand. Why want it be the same? Well because you're not the same. You have changed in many ways and training, nutrition, performance, strength, ect, has all changed …

Gain control of your health to be in control in any life situation

February 18th, 2021


Life is filled with mysteries and uncontrollable situations that we can only be ready for. How do we get ready for these situations? We get ready by …

Recovering from anorexia, improving mental strength, and finding your inner potential with Jaime Filer

February 15th, 2021


Everyday that is giving to you was given to you! The only decision you have no control over in your days are whether or not you will wake up that day …

How to turn your bad days into good days

February 11th, 2021


Finding the negative things in life are pretty easy. Finding everything that's wrong with your life can be easily explained, but if I asked you what …

Business woman, habits/lifestyle coach, and living with epilepsy - Nicole Hardcastle

February 8th, 2021


I'm sure a lot of us have gone through, or are currently going through, a moment in life where we just don't know ourselves anymore. Where we are living, but we just aren't in sync with our body, emotions, and life in …

How to be in control of your weight loss/fat loss

February 4th, 2021


Losing weight is not complex, it's actually very simple. All you need to do is get your body in a caloric deficit, and the cool thing is you can do …

Homegrown Oklahoma girl turned fitness model, mother, and business woman - Paige Hathaway

February 1st, 2021


In life, it's so hard to stay laser focused on your goals during the hard times. It's even worse when something is happening to you that you don't understand completely. At times it can even get even worse. Imagine …

The most important but overlooked aspect of health & fitness

January 28th, 2021


We live in a world now where if we want something, we can most likely get it now or with 48 hours. If you're hungry just head over to a drive through and get some extremely processed food. All these things cause a huge …

How you feel over how you look and the truth we always over see with Nicole Montesanti

January 25th, 2021


Being in tuned with your body is crucial to longevity happiness and fulfillment. But how do we gain that happiness? How do gain that happiness and …

The scary truth when you jeopardize your health

January 21st, 2021


You get one health when you're brought into this world, and that one health you take around with you until your last moments on earth. Some make it …

The ultimate vegetarian powerlifter & Doctor of Physical Therapy with Ashley Contorno

January 18th, 2021


Nutrition is a funny thing because there are so many ways to approach it, but it all has one thing in common. They will either fuel your body or cause long term damage. When it comes down to what we eat, you are …

12 fitness myths you've been lead to believe

January 14th, 2021


It breaks my heart knowing that people are going on the internet with a true need for help, and the internet just feeds crap. "You have to eat 1,200 calories to lose weight, You have to stop eating at 6pm to not gain …

From spending time in prison into owner of Conbody with Coss Marte

January 11th, 2021


Imagine being told you only have 5 years to live because of how bad your health is. Not only that, but the reason why your health is bad is because …

Positive vs negative goal setting

January 7th, 2021


Mind to body connection is vital to progress towards the goals you have for your body, health, mind, and life. When I began my fitness journey when I …

from addiction, to sobriety, into wellness competing and business owner with Sarah Doell

January 4th, 2021


When people become obese, unhappy, over weight, addicted to alcohol, self doubting, ect, these things begin to go out of control because we have …

3 things you need to do to conquer your fitness goals in 2021

December 31st, 2020


2020 has ended and now it's time to set yourself up for SUCCESS in 2021. New year resolutions are about to flood in January and with all the people …

Take responsibility of your own health & body with Mande Martinez

December 28th, 2020


Excuses will absorb your mind like a parasite in your body. I've said this over and over again, the unbreakable drive to accomplish a goal will come from all the days of working towards it even when you don't want to. …

The 3 core values to shred fat, build muscle, and stay healthy

December 24th, 2020


Many things play a huge role in shredding fat, building muscle, and staying healthy. As you all already know I talk heavily on mindset and how …

Inside the mind of a Spartan games competitor & strongest mom with Faith Cooke

December 21st, 2020


To achieve the things you want with your body & health you'll need to do things you don't want to. You'll need to do things you're uncomfortable with. And you will for sure need to sacrifice certain things in life …

Stop relying on motivation and start doing this

December 17th, 2020


"Hey Coach Matt, how do you stay motivated to do your workouts and eat clean?" This is a question I get asked a lot. I've also interviewed 60+ coaches & athletes and a big question they get asked is the same thing. …

Healing pain with fitness with Doctor of Physical Therapy, Erin Ack

December 14th, 2020


Pain is a great thing and a horrible thing. Pain the biggest factor that forces people to quit. Pain is an indicator if something is wrong or right. Pain is always going to be there even if it's stress, grief, mourning, …

Self care is NOT selfish. Self care is self discovery

December 10th, 2020


Majority of people finish their life without touching an ounce of their full potential. Most people quit because the pain is to much to handle or …

The importance of creating a strong positive body image to create endless results - Teresa

December 7th, 2020


It's exhausting always looking in the mirror and thinking to yourself, "Ugh why do I look like this. Maybe I need to do more cardio and eat less." Then you go ahead and do that then 2 months pass by and you've gained …

Time efficient training to optimize results

December 3rd, 2020


We are all slaves to time right? Time is one thing that is consistent and always by our side. With a life of limited time, how do we become efficient …

Inside the mind of a contest prep coach with 22 pro wins - Kash Guidry

November 30th, 2020


Do you think you're training hard enough? Do you think you're doing all the right things in the kitchen to ensure your body is being fed? Are you a contest competitor, bodybuilder, or physique competitor and feel like …

16 years of bad health & lifestyle turned around in 6 months

November 26th, 2020


The leading causes of death in the US are self conflicted diseases! Self conflicted as in "we do this to ourselves"! The biggest thing that will …

The importance of understanding and self-analyzing your body & health - Nicole Montesanti

November 23rd, 2020


Sometimes we get so desperate to change our body we're willing to do the extreme to get their. Sometimes we train as the average person or athlete, and we do things that are out of this world and DON'T work with our …

Progress OVER Perfection

November 19th, 2020


Today we dive in deep inside mindset and self love. This is by far the most important yet most difficult thing to conquer throughout life or a …

Speed Coach, Sports Broadcaster, and Team Canada Football Player - Amanda Ruller

November 16th, 2020


Ready to learn the ins and outs on how to get faster? Ready to speed up your 40 yard dash? Well get ready because you're about to learn from the best! Our guest speaker today is not only one fast athlete but also a team …

Pain is Progress

November 12th, 2020


Majority of people quit because the pain is to much to handle. Our nervous system is a beautiful thing. It let's us know what to stay away from. It …

Co-founder of RpStrength and Author of Fit to success - Nick Shaw

November 9th, 2020


When COVID hit and we were forced to be in our homes, did you take on an extra hobby? Did you set goals to change your health, start a business, or a podcast (like me :D). The guest speaker for today has taken …

How small progress can make drastic change

November 5th, 2020


Majority of the time we get so focused on our goals (losing 10lbs, losing 20lbs, gaining muscle, getting faster, ect) that we lose sight of who we are and why we even began in the first place. On top of that, we strive …

From 289lbs to bikini competition body - Nicole Todd

November 2nd, 2020


Have you ever had a goal so extreme that people laughed at you when you shared it? Have you ever been doubted because people didn't believe in you like you believe in yourself? And all of that then begins to make you …

How cardio can make you gain weight and go backwards

October 29th, 2020


The thought of getting "toned" doesn't exist within cardio. Cardio only burns the calories during the actual workout session and then your body will …

The road to 100lbs lost and 26% BF dropped - Tyler Christensen

October 26th, 2020


Today we are in year 2020. let's take the next decade and say every year all you gain is 5lbs. In 12 months all you gain is 5lbs, not bad right? A lot of people can lose 5lbs overnight, so gaining 5lbs a year sounds …

How to train your taste buds to enjoy healthy foods

October 22nd, 2020


I've heard to many people say, "I just don't like veggies. I've tried it before and I just can't do it". Vegetables are a essential nutrient to life and give the body strong minerals and vitamins that keep us strong …

Get Better or Get Beat: Training saved my life (Part Two) - Poppy Livers

October 19th, 2020


Welcome to part two of poppy livers story. His story has it all THLS fam. He was told her couldn't, he was told her never will, he was told he was to …

The 3 best ways to progressive overload to maximize gainz

October 15th, 2020


The more knowledge you have on transforming your body & health, the more control you have on creating the ultimate physique. Building muscle is …

Get Better or Get Beat: The Road to Greatness (Part One) - Poppy Livers

October 12th, 2020


If you are beyond determined and I mean absolutely obsessed with accomplishing a dream because you have no other option, you will never believe what …

Scale Weight vs Body Composition

October 8th, 2020


Looking at that number on the scale and noticing it hasn't gone down, but you're doing everything you can to lose weight, change your lifestyle, and achieve your goals, can be very depressing. Not only that, but this …

The road to accepting and appreciating your body & health - Toni Livers

October 5th, 2020


Have you ever felt that nothing seems to go your way? Have you have something make you doubt your purpose and drive for your goals, dreams, and ambitions? There are so many things that can happen and already have …

Counting Macros & Calories and the future progress of both

October 1st, 2020


Imagine living in a world where you don't need to count anything any more. Imagine no longer being a slave to counting calories or macros and finally being able to understand your plate. Finally having the ability to …

Gut & Mind connection and the importance of cleansing toxicity in your life

September 28th, 2020


Today is not just another epic episode. Today is the 100th episode drop for the Train Hard Live Strong Podcast Family! Today's Episode is going to be life changing, mind blowing, and eye opening ya'll.


On today's …

The quality of each rep will determine how great your progress & health will be

September 24th, 2020


I used to be that guy who NEVER cared how I was lifting the weight, as long as it impressed people around me I was good. Instead of focusing on ME and MY GOALS, HEALTH, and BODY, I was more worried about being a "man" …

Inside the mind of a CrossFit Level 3 coach, Nutrition Coach, and CrossFit Seminar Staff Member - Kate Gordon

September 21st, 2020


We have brought Australia to the podcast ladies & gents. Today's episode has a very experienced CrossFit athlete and coach. Not only that, but she also brings so much value to simple movement without injury along …

The 3 most toxic mindset road blocks and how to get rid of them

September 17th, 2020


Over and over again we tend to do the 3 most toxic mindset road blocks to ourselves DAILY! Within your health & fitness journey you will learn many things about yourself. You will learn your limits, your abilities, …

Injuries don't mean the end, it only means better understanding of your body - Kelly Stone

September 14th, 2020


Have you ever been injured and thought, "damn this is it. I can't do this lift or even the sport anymore. What am I gonna do now?" or have you been injured and because of the pain you decided to quit and back out of …

3 questions you should ask yourself if you're feeling stuck or wanting to begin your fitness journey

September 10th, 2020


Life is filled with distractions, obstacles, fears, set backs, and more. Some of these things will make us stronger or really tear us down. No matter what position you might be in, there is always something to learn. …

Your opinion of yourself is the only one that matters, be your greatest self - Christina Luna

September 7th, 2020


Have you ever been to the gym and just been happy you were there? You weren't worrying about how you looked, how much weight you're lifting, how good you look compared to that other person in the gym with 6 pack abs or …

Macros & Micros and the vision you need to create remarkable results

September 3rd, 2020


This episode is a rant/educational episode that will express the proper mindset you need to have while you're pursuing your dream body & health. Enough with these 1,200 calorie diets, quick fat loss pills, and all …

Titan Games Competitor, Owner of the goat wine, the struggles and success - Margaux Alvarez

August 31st, 2020


Life seems to run its course no matter who you are. Life seems to through things your way that you just are not prepared to handle. Life will seem unfair at times then feel like it's on your side. The biggest thing you …

What foods to eat ,and when, around your workouts

August 27th, 2020


Have you ever worried or even thought about how your meal after your workout could "damage" all the hard work you put in in your workout? Or have you …

93lb weight loss journey, Lupus survivor, hypothyroid, and business owner - Andrea Elliot

August 24th, 2020


Life will always have its ups & downs. Life is very mysterious in the things it will put in your way. What if one day you were told you have a …

If you don't start NOW you never will

August 20th, 2020


Our biggest enemy, our biggest critic, our biggest inspiration, is ourselves. Why is it that we can make every excuse in the world to stop us from starting our fitness journey but we don't make excuses doing things that …

The only person who cares for your health IS YOU - Shannon Montgomery

August 17th, 2020


I feel that we can all agree that not everything is this world isn't "fair" or "the right thing to do". In my opinion, sometimes things just don't make sense. For example, why do we even have medications for …

Manifest your passion & dreams, and they will become reality - Logan Franklin

August 10th, 2020


What does it take to be the best? What does it take to risk it all, to take a chance, and go for the unthinkable? In today's episode you're about to dive into the mind of an incredible, inspirational, and passionately …

4 ways you can boost your metabolism for fat loss & muscle growth

August 7th, 2020


Yo wassup fit fam! It's Coach Matt coming at you again with another life changing episode! Nutrition, food, training, weight loss, health, wellness, …

The power of fitness & health is greater than you will ever imagine - Sasha Ivy

August 5th, 2020


With the many guest speakers we've had on the show, everyone of them has made fitness & health a mental outlet to open doors to a greater version of themselves. Weightlifting & training has helped people with …

7x powerlifting record holder into self owned gym owner - Baylee Pfister

August 3rd, 2020


Following your dreams and listening to your body takes a certain discipline & passion. To do the unthinkable to push your body to it's limits …

Achieve these two things and you will crush your dream body goals

July 31st, 2020


Why is it that we aren't impatient to get off the couch? Why is it that we aren't impatient to get out of bed in the morning? well because those things are easy. Whenever it comes down to hard work and high demand, we …

The creation of Fokken Nuts and the raw truth of the journey within fitness - Brandan Fokken

July 29th, 2020


Before we jump into how this episode will change your life, If you're a peanut butter lover, go head over to to check out the amazing peanut butter they have!! 

Success will depend on the amount of …

Floribama shore's star fitness & health history and purpose - Jeremiah Buoni

July 27th, 2020


One thing that disgusts me that people do in the gym is look down at someone that isn't as strong, buff, cut, or experienced like them. One thing we all need to remember is our day 1 self. That person we once were when …

The longevity purpose of health & fitness

July 24th, 2020


Getting a nice lean body is always great, but is that really the main focus? One of my biggest fears is not being in control of my body & health …

The creation, growth, and behind the scenes look of FitStrong Supplements - Joseph Fazio

July 22nd, 2020


Every young kid looking to get big & shredded will always have this thought, "What supplements can I take to hurry and get bigger". I had this same thought everyday in the gym when I was curling the small 10lb …

How to lose weight and KEEP IT OFF - Kelsie D'Antonio

July 20th, 2020


The mission is not just to lose the weight but keep it off for good! When yo begin to change your nutrition lifestyle, drop body fat, and build that …

Control your health and DON"T let it control you!

July 17th, 2020


You have 100% control over your body and the decisions you make everyday that either damage or better your health. If you want to better your health …

Dancing your way to a happier more fit body, health, and mind - Katie Kasten

July 15th, 2020


We all have these things with inside us called "emotions". These emotions come out and express themselves in many ways: body language, art, dancing, singing, poetry, fitness, ect. When a song artist or instrumentalist …

The two and a half year mind blowing total body & life transformation - Morgan Mayo

July 13th, 2020


What if I told you that for the next 2.5 years, if you dedicate yourself to changing your life, health, body, and mind, you will finally be in the …

The top 3 training styles for hypertrophy & fatloss

July 10th, 2020


There are tons of ways to grow muscle & shred fat, but every way to do so always starts with the basics. Sometimes we get pushed away from the basics because: 1) they are to hard, or 2) because we begin to get bored …

If you're not doing this, you WILL fail - Katie Okeley

July 8th, 2020


So much has gone down in the world in the past few months of 2020. We had a major pandemic that put us on lock down, forced us to adapt, and some of us had to make some major life changes. During times like these we …

How Training/Fitness/Workout on yourself WILL impact your mental health - chase knight

July 6th, 2020


If you have been listening to my podcast regularly or you follow me on social media, you guys & girls know how much I preach MENTAL HEALTH within …

Episode #71 - 5 things you NEED to know about carbs

July 3rd, 2020


When you go out to eat with your friends are you always thinking in your head, "omg this has a lot of carbs" or "ummm I'm not gonna eat the potatoes/rice because it has to much carbs"? Carbs are not your ENEMY! It's …

The road to the Titan games and pregnancy health and fitness - Dr. jaime seeman

July 1st, 2020


If you've been watching the Titan Games Season 2 you've seen some amazing competitors with outstanding stories. On the show today, we have yet another Titan Games athlete and OBGYN. Today's episode has an extreme amount …

The importance of health & fitness in business, life, and family - Zachary J.Babcock

June 29th, 2020


The importance of health & fitness is beyond any benefits you've been told. If someone has told you before that fitness will help with your …

5 things you can do TODAY to begin improving your nutrition lifestyle

June 26th, 2020


Nutrition is essential to life, recovery, progress, improvement, mental health, ect. Food can and will control you or you can create the ability to …

Overcoming body, health, and life obstacles: Finding your inner happiness - with Mandy smith

June 24th, 2020


Imagine being completely not in control of your body and it's abilities. Imagine never finding out what it is that makes you feel and look the way …

Secrets of Titan Games Competitor, active duty cost guard, and female strength motivator - Kelly Alyssa

June 22nd, 2020


If you've been watching the Titan Games and have been following these amazing competitors/athletes you might be thinking like "damn these athletes …

3 things I wish I would of known when I started my fitness journey

June 19th, 2020


We all have said it once or twice in our life, "I wish I would have known this before or when I started". Going through all the incredible …

How to find YOUR self empowerment & body positivity - Courtney Roselle

June 17th, 2020


One big thing that a lot of people deal with (me included) is confidence and body positivity. If someone right now told you "wow, you look great in …

How mastering your body will prevent being a slave to it injury - Jessica Weatherby

June 15th, 2020


Going from Doctor to Doctor, our guest speaker today was told that she needed two hip replacements because of how "Bad" her hips her. She had fought …

The dream body checklist: Follow this list to achieve your body & health goals

June 12th, 2020


Wouldn't it be nice to have a simple checklist that you can use in order to move in the right direction towards your dream body? Well that's exactly …

The importance of flexibility & mobility that WILL Improve your strength & health - Nina strojnik

June 10th, 2020


Training, nutrition, mindset, all come into play when you're pursuing your dream body & health. One thing we also need to pay attention too is pain. Most weightlifters, powerlifters, crossfitters, and athletes get …

Be the artist of your own mind & body - Meredith Burns

June 8th, 2020


True happiness for yourself and your body doesn't happen overnight. Most of the time we begin a fitness journey because we dislike something about us, we want better, we have an event, or we're trying to find an outlet …

3 Things You MUST Know About Protein

June 5th, 2020


Protein is not only used for muscle growth. This amazing macro has many other tricks up it's sleeve. What does muscle growth entail? Muscle growth is small tears that occur in the tissue when resistance gets applied …

Inside the mind of the fittest American Woman - Kari Pearce

June 3rd, 2020


In this episode we are about to dive into the life & mind of a 5 time CrossFit games athlete, and 3 year fittest american woman(Still with that title). To compete in the CrossFit games and place, takes a lot of hard …

The life of a 7 year old power lifter & gymnast - Rory Van Ulft

June 1st, 2020


Could you ever imagine a 7 year old power lifter? I mean imagine a young 7 year old girl dead lifting hundreds of pounds and power cleaning pretty …

4 ways to get 6 pack abs

May 29th, 2020


The core is a hard muscle group to define. How do you get a 6 pack? Do you have to do tons of cardio and eat chicken, rice, and broccoli only? Do you …

Self Made 4x fitness cover model, Founder of AdoFitness, and mother - Amber Dawn

May 27th, 2020


Every person's fitness journey will take them to places they need to go. If your journey takes you through tons of hardships, sacrifices, and struggles, then that's the path that was for you. Learn to make the best out …

Think the way you NEED to, in order to accomplish your goals - Heather Frey

May 25th, 2020


Achieving a goal with your health, body, confidence, career, family, relationships, ect, require a specific quality of mind. When life gets hard, how will you react? How will you deal with failure? How will you make …

3 Effective Nutrition Tips to Achieve Fat loss, Better Health, and Muscle Growth

May 22nd, 2020


Gaining control over your nutrition lifestyle is not rocket science and you do not have to hate it. It doesn't take much to eat right to achieve your …

How to successfully maintain a nice physique while also putting your health first - Hen Skupekova

May 20th, 2020


99% of the time most people care more about, "the 6 pack abs", or"nice tone legs & glutes" and don't even think about their health. A lot of …

Inside the mind of a 2x Crossfit games athlete, Titan Games Competitor & Doctor of Physical Therapy - Kelly Stone

May 18th, 2020


Imagine diving into the mind of the greatest athletes to ever live. Imagine seeing what happens behind the scenes, all the hard work, sacrifices, struggles, obstacles, and dedication. In this episode we will be going …

Myth Busted: "Will you gain Weight by eating before bed?"

May 15th, 2020


We all have grown up with myths, "Bread makes you fat", "You can't lift weights before a certain age", "Fruit will make you gain fat". Yes, I've heard all these before, and I know most of you have too. Myths are created …

Weightlifting & Mental Health with: A Medic, Firefighter, Sponsored Athlete, and Mother - Presley Pritchard

May 13th, 2020


Has weightlifting, training, fitness, or any aspect of self care changed your life in any way? There has been many people on this show with amazing story's of how fitness has empowered them, changed them, and improved …

Inside the mind of a CrossFit Athlete - Tayla Howe

May 11th, 2020


Striving for any goal in life demands sacrifices, hard work, and dedication. Why do you want to accomplish it and what are you wanting to achieve with it? One thing all athletes have in common is the will to be their …

The importance of Mind to Body Connection

May 8th, 2020


There are a few reasons why the mind to body connection is crucial. In this episode I will share with you the 3 most important reasons why the mind to body connection is essential to achieve, maintain, and strengthen. …

How Fitness & Nutrition can impact your Neurological patterns/Change your life in 25 days or less

May 6th, 2020


40% of our day is done subconsciously, which means you don't even have to think about it, you just do it. Now imagine that 40% was filled with bad nutritional food choices, surrounding yourself with bad people, ect. …

What is reverse dieting and how it will benefit your health & physique - Kelly Nicole

May 4th, 2020


Majority of people are currently under eating. Most people want to "lose weight and get toned", but to achieve these goals, you must build lean muscle and shred fat. To build lean muscle, you need to eat. The endless …

There are more essential factors than just training & eating right

May 1st, 2020


Training & eating right play big roles in sculpting your body and keeping your health strong. These are very simple things to do. You get a …

Your Health Over Physique with Marcela Oliveira

April 29th, 2020


There have been thousands of cases where people are pushing there bodies to limits the body can barely handle, all to just lose a few pounds. For you to lose weight you must be in some sort of a caloric deficit in order …

Taylor Mei: The benefits of Calisthenics & weightlifting towards your progress & health

April 27th, 2020


There are many ways to achieve your goals for your body & health, but what way is the most effective? Which way is the most fun? which way will …

The difference between weightloss & fatloss | What you need to know

April 24th, 2020


What's better, to lose weight or lose fat? How do you know if you're doing this "weightloss" thing right? Everyone wants to lose weight, but everyone thinks weightloss comes with fatloss and that's not true. It some …

Being resilient and Striving for your passions

April 22nd, 2020


Many of us have experienced in the passed, or maybe even right now, just how unfair and unpredictable life can be. At times we strive for our dreams …

Mindset Monday: What Fitness Truly Is

April 20th, 2020


Training & Disciplined Nutrition Consumption is more than just shred fat & building muscle. It's about building who you are. You're mindset, you're confidence, and you're will to believe in yourself. Weight …

Why FAD Diets Will Never Work!

April 17th, 2020


"Lose 20lbs in less than 60 days, guaranteed!". This is an example of a headline of a FAD diet that catches peoples eyes because at the time of them …

Finding Yourself by Working on Yourself

April 15th, 2020


Do you ever feel lost in life? Do you ever feel like maybe you're not worth something? Do you feel like you want to achieve your goals and dreams so bad but just can't find the courage to take that first step? In …

Mindset Monday: Creating Your Inner Fire

April 13th, 2020


Getting motivated and staying motivated seems almost impossible at times. Especially when life seems to be going all ways besides the way you want it to go. It's hard finding that motivation to start your fitness …

4 Ways weightlifting will benefit your health

April 10th, 2020


Training, discipline, and consistency create not only an amazing physique but great health. This is health & fitness. If you're health is not in …

Stop the biggest thing hurting your health & progress

April 8th, 2020


In pursue of our dream body, sometimes we put our physique before our health. There are essentials to healthy living that we MUST maintain in order …

Mindset Monday: Adaptation is Progress

April 6th, 2020


Voluntarily leaving a comfort zone for personal growth & progress is one thing, but what happens when we are forced to leave? How do we react? …

3 Ways to NOT lose your progress away from the gym

April 3rd, 2020


Growing muscle is one thing but how do we ENSURE we don't lose our hard earned progress away from the gym or in times like we're in during this …

How the principles of fitness will bleed into your life

April 1st, 2020


How many times have you heard "take a step back, take a breather, and get back to it with a clear mind"? I've heard it before many times, but what if it wasn't that. What if all you needed was to improve or incorporate …

Mindset Monday: STOP Fearing Your Full Potential

March 30th, 2020


We've grown up thinking that we are scared of leaving our comfort zones, but in most cases we are also scared of accomplishing our goals. Imagine no longer dreaming of having an amazing body, being happy, and being …

8 Methods that will effectively Build Lean Muscle

March 27th, 2020


Growing muscle (hypertrophy) can get frustrating but truly is simple to achieve. Within this episode you're going to learn 8 training strategies that …

How to create your own path to Fitness & Health success

March 25th, 2020


Beginning a fitness journey is scary, mysteries, and uncertain at times. We tend to second guess ourselves or tell ourselves that, "well it's been 4 weeks and I haven't seen much change, so maybe this just isn't for me. …

Mindset Monday: Staying Positive Through the Hard Times

March 23rd, 2020


Staying positive through the hard times is really hard for most, especially with what's going on right now with the COVID-19 A.K.A Coronavirus. Within this episode I will share 3 things that will help you stay positive …

Prevent overtraining and continue to progress

March 20th, 2020


Overtraining is when you don't give your body time to recover from strenuous workouts and continue to breakdown even when muscle fibers are not fully …

How to truly acheive your dream body

March 18th, 2020


Nowadays the internet makes getting answers very easy to acheive but how accurate is the information? How easy is it to understand and, most importantly, implement? Achieving the body of your dreams is quite simple. Not …

Mindset Monday: Building Your Confidence

March 16th, 2020


A house is built brick by brick, and that's exactly how you build your confidence. Small goal accomplishments will domino into bigger ones and biggers ones until they turn into habits and those habits transform your …

The missing peice to your dream body puzzle

March 13th, 2020


Have you been busting your butt in the gym and staying true to eating right, but for some reason you're not getting any results? Or has this …

How leaving your comfort zone will greatly impact your life!

March 11th, 2020


Guest speaker katie okeley comes on the podcast and shares her incredible story about who she was before weightlifting and how she was against it because she was comfortable where she was at. Not only did she leave her …

Mindset Monday: Defeating Your Greatest Competition

March 9th, 2020


Never be held back again! Everyone has that voice in there head saying "dont do it, this is scary, maybe you're not worth this, you can't achieve it, because someone else did doesn't mean you can"....... do any of these …

Consistent training does WAY MORE than just achieve a great physique.

March 6th, 2020


At times we get so focused on achieving an amazing body that we completley forget about all the other amazing benefits fitness WILL DO to your entire life. In this episode I will share what fitness did to my life during …

How to Achieve Better Progress & Happiness WITHOUT Focusing on Weightloss & the Scale

March 4th, 2020


Guest speaker Heather Cox comes on the show explaining "how to achieve better progress & happiness without focusing on weight loss & the scale". Heather dropped 40lbs by going all veggy. After losing all her …

Mindset Monday: know your worth!

March 2nd, 2020


DO NOT start your transformation journey because you hate how you look. Begin your journey because you want better for yourself. Not only better, but you have come to a realization that your potential is limitless and …

3 Steps to Bettering Your Nutrition Lifestyle

February 28th, 2020


Have you or do you currently struggle with understanding food? If so, has it been a problem trying to find a way out? Within this episode I will share with you 3 steps to take to better your nutrition lifestyle and the …

How to create the best mindset & nutrition path to dominate your transformation goals

February 26th, 2020


During a transformation journey, or simply wanting a better health & body, a lot goes into it especially having the right mindset. A strong mindset during all the hard times will seriously make or break your …

Monday Motivation: Failing is Good!

February 24th, 2020


Failing is good ONLY IF: 1) You NEVER ACCEPT DEFEAT, 2) You learn from your mistakes, and 3) you KEEP PUSHING FORWARD! I have failed so many times trying to grow my fitness business, trying to grow my clothing line, …

The correct Sets & Reps needed to achieve your dream body goals

February 21st, 2020


What sets and reps do YOU need to do to avoid injury, NOT waste your time & energy,and most importantly get amazing results with?  Every goal …

Creating an Optimal Relationship with Food: Guest Speaker, Kelsie D'Antonio

February 19th, 2020


Do you feel guilty or ashamed after indulging on sweets, pizza, burgers, fries, ect? Do you look yourself in the mirror, embarrassed of what you did? …

Monday Motivation: Never Quit

February 17th, 2020


When life gets hard and makes our goals harder to achieve, sometimes quitting sounds good. The easy route is always the best route to take right? Majority of people pursuing there goals quit literally an inch before the …

Grow Muscle Effectively and Prevent muscles feeding on themselves

February 14th, 2020


Your muscles need fuel to work & grow, but these two fuel sources are different. One source is to keep the energy high for the actual actions …

Stop focusing on "Losing Weight". It will cause more harm than good.

February 12th, 2020


If I were to drink 1 gallon of water right now, and step in the scale, I would of gained maybe a pound or more. If I were to step on the scale after …

3 Better Ways to Gauge Progress (Get Off The Scale)

February 10th, 2020


Gauging progress by stepping on that scale everyday will do more harm than good. There are 3 better ways that you can gauge your progress that will …

Counting Calories vs Macros. Which path should you take?

February 7th, 2020


It's more than just transforming your body & health. It's more than just looking good for the summer. It's about being happy with yourself. Being happy with the choices you make every day with: Nutrition, Training, …

The Gate Way to Shredding Fat & Buidling Muscle for Girls & Guys

February 5th, 2020


There are MANDATORY principles to shredding fat & building muscle for both guys & girls. Majority of people have 1 simple goal: lose weight & get toned, but how do you do that? How can you get "toned" and …

Monday Motivation: Conquer Yourself

February 3rd, 2020


🎤New Podcast Series🎤 A lot of people dread mondays right?? ☹ Like the first thing a lot of people think about before laying their head down Sunday night is " damn tomorrows monday, these weeks go by so fast". Make …

Conquer this first and your dream body will be yours

January 31st, 2020


Training programs & Nutrition plans are a small piece to your dream body puzzle. There is something you must understand and do, before moving forward with your body & health transformation. Whatever goals you …

3 Ways to STOP Binge Eating

January 29th, 2020


Have you ever eaten until you were full but some how continued to eat even passed that. Then after you just blacked out and ate all the oreos, pizza, …

Stop Doing Cardio and Start Doing This

January 24th, 2020


Cardio, Cardio, Cardio. Why must we always think that to lose "Weight" we must go into a caloric deficit and run for hours on the treadmill? What that does is WAY more damage than good. Let me share with you a better …

3 Ways to Help You Achieve Your Body & Health Goals

January 22nd, 2020


As days turn into weeks, and weeks into months, and months into years, sometimes we get so motivated to make a change and as days go by we forget about what we wanted, why we wanted it, and that emotional feeling we …

Welcome to the "Train Hard Live Strong" Podcast

January 21st, 2020


The new Fitness & Health podcast that's here for you! Hello, my name is Coach Matt. I am the host of this podcast as well as the Owner of Athletic Beings. My passion in life is to impact and help as many lives as I …

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