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Fitness For Freedom Tips

Fitness For Freedom Tips is a new type of fitness and health show. We deliver fitness tips that you can apply to your life right away in 10 minutes or less. Lets face it you’re busy and life pulls you in all directions. You want to be healthier, but living a healthier lifestyle is hard. It requires you to change and there is a lot of misinformation out there. We work hard to syphon through it to give you the most sound advice possible and set you up for the greatest chance of success. Jonathan Chant has been working with people to live healthier lives for 10 years now and he’s seen it all. That’s why he founded Fitness For Freedom, your complete online fitness training and lifestyle design community. He pulls out all the stops to help you make the changes yourself. No transformation challenges, no extreme changes just solid strategies to help you make changes that will stick for the rest of your life. Change is constant and you’re going to have lots of questions as you go along that’s why we keep our episodes short so they don’t ‘eat in’ to your already ‘stretched’ lives (puns intended). We try to have some fun with it too! Exercise doesn’t have to be boring? So what are you waiting for? If you’re still reading this you’re definitely interested in the show, so give it a listen.
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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 30, 2016

Two weeks ago I was at the grocery store, I had already been there for about 30 minutes when this happened, I was standing in the same spot for at least 3 minutes trying to make this decision, do I or do I not buy these crackers.  Stick around because we are about to go through some mental game madness to see which direction I went. I already know what happened and I’m on the edge of my seat, so let’s get to it.

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Sep 28, 2016

Bradley: Sometimes, I feel excessively sore after I workout. Usually my muscles hurt for a couple of days. What can I do to decrease the amount of pain or discomfort I feel?

April: Will doing squats make my bottom rounder?

Abdul: Is it bad for your arms to lift weights everyday?

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Sep 26, 2016

Most people that are able to successfully change and maintain their better or healthier habits whether it be to eat healthier, exercise more, get a better night’s sleep or be more productive at work, have one thing in common, they make some sort of a plan, stick to it and roll with the punches when it doesn’t work out.  Whether it’s planning out their meals before they go to the grocery store, scheduling their workouts for the week or having a contingency plan in place when they’re at a social event when they know people will literally be throwing the fattiest and most calorically dense food directly in their faces. Obviously we have varying degrees of control over each one of these situations and today we’re going to go through some strategies you can use to plan for similar situations that happen in your life. So, let’s cut to it.

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Sep 23, 2016

Today we're talking health washing - what it is, and what you as a consumer should look out for when you're buying supposedly 'healthy' food.

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Sep 21, 2016

Q1: How can I get better at pull-ups? I suck at them and want to get better but I can never seem to improve. What can I do?

Q2: Will I get a nice body by having a balanced diet and doing lots of cardio, but without lifting weights?

Q3: What's the point of doing the plank exercise for longer than five minutes?

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Sep 19, 2016

Today is a must-reads episode! We’re covering Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman. Move Your DNA is an interesting take on human physiology and at the very least draws some interesting correlations between movement and your overall health - not just in terms of physiology, like reducing chance of heart disease or diabetes, but also how movement affects your bone structure, the way your muscles pull on your joints and even how movement can affect your organs. It’s a book based on movement that I can really get behind, so let’s get to it.

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Sep 16, 2016

One of the biggest problems or challenges we have as people is making a successful change in anything, this could be starting an exercise program, trying to avoid chips or cookies or maybe something as little as getting to bed at an earlier time. Of course once we decide we want to change we go in ‘guns a blazing’ trying to be perfect with our crazy schemes to ‘get it done,’ without taking into consideration whether or not the change is even realistic, let alone sustainable. Today we’re going to talk about how you can use challenges as a way to experiment on whether or not a change is realistic for you, because once it feels realistic then we can talk about whether or not it’s sustainable, so let’s get to it.    

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Sep 12, 2016

Last Monday we released an episode talking about what my ‘secret’ was for losing weight and after we released it I realized I forgot a really important component to the making small changes philosophy.  Today we’re covering the part I left because I want you to make your changes stick, now let’s cut to it.

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Sep 9, 2016

We do lots of surveys with clients asking them what their biggest struggles are and what they need to be successful, like what could be different or how we could help to give them their best chance of success and the number one thing they tell us is ‘I’m not motivated to exercise, I need to be motivated or how can I be motivated’ which is why we did Episode 9: How to Use Feedback as Motivation to Exercise, except this is the part that doesn’t make sense, we’ve done 180 Episodes now and are 135,000 downloads strong thank you for all of your support we really appreciate that, but we have 3 episodes with under 500 downloads and one of them is Episode 9: How to Use Feedback as Motivation to Exercise and the other is Episode 20 - Celebrating Small Wins both of which have to do with motivation, which is incredibly disappointing for me, because it’s what people said they needed the most help with. I know it’s not as sexy as can you lose weight while still eating carbohydrates or how can you get more definition in your arms, but it’s more important because without motivation you’re not going to be able to change anything else and it makes every other episode a moot point, today I’m going to give you 3 examples of clients I work with and how they used feedback to not only make changes, but evaluate their changes to make more changes and to be motivated to get back on track.

Also it is Funday Friday so stick around until the end of the show because we are giving one lucky listener free lifetime membership to our online fitness and lifestyle design community, where we have hundreds of exercise programs and over a dozen courses to help you be the most active version of yourself, now let's get to it.

 

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Celebrating Small Wins 

Sep 7, 2016

It’s Q & A Wednesday’s and our question is in from Kelvin - I’m 21, 6’ tall and weigh 165 pounds. I workout a lot but can’t get bigger, I want to gain muscle, how can I do it without getting fat? This is the age old question that plagues many guys in their teens and early 20’s, luckily the answer is almost always the same, eat more food. Of course it’s not that simple so we’ll go through some of the ins and outs today.

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Sep 5, 2016

Last week I was training a client that I’ve been training 3 times a week for the last 3 years and she said to me, ‘Jonathan you’ve lost weight,’ I responded yes only about 10 pounds in the last 3 years, but none recently. I’ve lost about 35 in the last 6 years. Then she asked me this, ‘What’s your secret? That’s what we’re covering today, my secret and we’re going to shout it from the roof tops so that everyone knows and it’s not a secret anymore. Don’t go anywhere!

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Sep 2, 2016

We strongly advocate the one small change at a time method to bring about massive results and today is a practical show of 5 quick and easy substitutions you can make to decrease the overall calories you eat.  

 

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