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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: March, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

Quora - I’m struggling to consume enough protein as a vegan athlete on a limited budget. What sort of food should I be looking at?

 

Linda - In what instance is adding fat to your diet a good thing?

 

Previously asked and Jonathan wants to revisit -

Zaria: I've reached a physique that I'm happy with - I want to maintain it. How much exercise should I be doing in order to maintain, rather than improve, my physique?

 

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Mar 27, 2017

Last week Carleton University announced that they were going to remove the scales from the washrooms in the gym because, quote We don’t believe being fixated on weight has any positive effect on your health and well-being,’ I think I will add in here they’re talking about when it becomes the focal point of a weight-loss program.

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Mar 22, 2017

We’re back with another Free Wheel Wednesday where we answer 3 of your questions rapid fire style, we were a little short on questions this week, so we decided to pick some up from Quora.  Carmen’s in to help ask the questions, if you love it, hate it or have a question you would like answered please send us an email to info@fitnessforfreedom.com Alright, let’s cut to it.

Quora: I’ve been working out since june last year and I recently noticed my arms were a little uneven. I have a 500g difference in muscle mass between my arms. What are some tips to even them?

Andrea: What will elevating your feet in a push-up do to improve the exercise?

Cayden: I have decided I want to start doing a relatively short routine in the morning. I don’t have a lot of time. I want to do about 15 minutes of exercise but I want to train as much as I can and not just one area, what are a few good exercises? I only have dumbbells.

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Mar 20, 2017

If you’re new to the show welcome, if you’ve been listening for a while thank you for coming back, I hope you find today’s episode useful, interesting and at least a little bit entertaining, I know we’re a little hit or miss there sometimes, but I try.  We’re going to do some different things with the format of this show including bringing some of our other trainers on, giving more case studies, having conversations instead of just having me talking, I don’t know exactly how we’re going to roll that out yet, but if you have the chance I think you should hit the subscribe button, because things are going to change on a more regular basis and most of the shows are going to have a different feel than how we do them now.

 

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Episode 37: https://fitnessforfreedom.com/episode-37-evaluating-why-i-got-punched-in-the-gut-aka-re-evaluating-your-stratgeies/ 

Homemade Nutella: https://youtu.be/gATv8-SXTjA 

Mar 15, 2017

We’re back with another Free Wheel Wednesday where we answer 3 of your questions rapid fire style, Carmen’s in to help ask the questions, if you love it, hate it or have a question you would like answered please send us an email to info@fitnessforfreedom.com Alright, let’s cut to it.

Fatima: I started exercising with my roommate and right now, we’re keeping upper and lower body exercises on separate days. Would it be better to do them together?

Marlo: I was ill for the past 6 months. Now I’m trying to return to my previous level of activity, but everything’s so tiring, frustrating and I just don’t feel good when I exercise anymore, which is an essential motivator for me. How do I get my enthusiasm –and shape – back?

Sam: I get light headed easily, but I want to do exercise. What would be a good way for me to start? Can I train myself to get used to it so I don’t get light headed any more?

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Mar 13, 2017

It's no secret that most people would like to lose fat, unfortunately many people go about it in an ineffective way, what I mean by that is that most people, who want to lose fat take the first step of walking or running on a treadmill at the gym for 30 minutes to an hour at a time doing low steady state cardio. Which isn’t necessarily wrong you will burn some calories and fat and there are lots of other health benefits associated with low steady-state cardiovascular activity and it is definitely, definitely  better than doing nothing, but if you want to burn a lot of calories and a lot of fat you’ll have to increase the intensity of that cardiovascular style training.I personally think the treadmill is best but it can still be any piece of equipment, a bike an elliptical, the rower, the stairmaster, whatever it is it doesn't matter what's important is that you follow a few of the following strategies.

Mar 8, 2017

We’re back with another Free Wheel Wednesday where we answer 3 of your questions rapid fire style. Carmen’s in to help ask the questions, if you love it, hate it or have a question you would like answered please send us an email to info@fitnessforfreedom.com

Evan - Can I take a protein shake, before sleeping, after a workout?

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1) Form & depth on squats and leg press: I generally hear that for squats, going down as far as thighs parallel to the floor is preferred, but only if the back stays arched and the knees stay behind the toes. But for incline leg press and sometimes for squats I'm told that going just past 90 degrees at the knee is adequate. Can you weigh in on appropriate depth and whether and why there are differences between depth on squats and depth on different types of leg press?

2) Strength training via weight lifting or high intensity interval training: I usually exercise 4-5 times per week with two days dedicated to strength training.  I usually think of weight lifting as the foundation of strength training, but over the years I've seen a lot of emphasis at the gym on strength training via low-weight or body-weight high intensity interval training classes.  I'm wondering if I should consider replacing my weight lifting workouts with high intensity interval workouts targeting the same muscle groups.

 

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Mar 6, 2017

This brings up the point I want to talk about today, do your actions, the things you literally do everyday match your perception of your actions. In other words if you say things are a certain way and we had a camera crew follow you around, would the things you say you do match what you actually do. Let's take a look.

 

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Mar 1, 2017

Haley: What should I be looking for in resistance bands? There are multiple types and I'm not sure what the difference is.

Quora: My blood glucose level is high. Can I still work out?

Miles: What are good chest exercises that minimise the strain on the upper arms, neck and shoulders?

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