Realistic Fitness

Realistic Fitness

Most health and fitness approaches are $!#&ing crazy! Paul and Ian bring a realistic approach for people who are trying to keep their family, work, and free time in balance. Join us for some funny banter, and good discussion, to learn how to make your life a little healthier.

Episodes

November 5, 2019 25 min
Dr. Saranga is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in children and adolescents. The vaping epidemic is a huge problem in the US and certainly with the younger population. There are currently 3.6 million teens reportedly using vaping devices. Paul and Ian discuss why it is so addicting and what parents can do to help their kids stop. What does nicotine do to your brain? What is the underlying cause of addiction? What the ...
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Cupcake is back!!! We have our first official return guest on the show. Max Maxwell comes back for our Halloween special to talk about his idol, now friend, Kane Hodder. Kane is the only stunt actor to have repeat roles as “Jason” in the "Friday the 13th" movie series. Paul and Ian talk about Max’s love for Halloween, his favorite bicep workout, testosterone therapy, and much more. Listen along for great information and man...
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Emily Kyle is a registered Dietician Nutritionist who has self-healed through food and use of CBD products. She now uses that knowledge to help other women through their own struggles with inflammation and anxiety. From cookbooks to her own CBD products, Paul and Ian learn about what foods are inflammatory and how to find the best CBD products to use. What is the difference between CBD and THC? What’s an endocanabinoid system? Are ...
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On this week’s episode Paul and Ian had Seth Ginsberg on the hotline. Seth is the founder of the Creaky Joints community. After being diagnosed with spondyloarthropathy at the age of 13 he knew he needed to create a community to help people like himself. He now leads a network of over 1,500 advocates across 50 states. Listen along as they discuss what approaches you should take (like using the Arthritis Power app) to make your crea...
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October 9, 2019 28 min
On this week’s episode, Paul and Ian had Dr. Ben Reuter on the hotline. Dr. Ben went from a gym teacher, to an athletic trainer, to getting his doctorate in exercise science. His goals in life are to help people do what they want until the day they die. Listen along as they discuss different approaches to health and fitness that applies to everyone young and old. You might even get some free tips on what are the best apps to help l...
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On this weeks episode Paul and Ian had the pleasure of having Dan Koppen in the studio. Dan is a former NFL lineman with the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos. His career includes two Super Bowl Championships, being nominated to the Pro Bowl, and he was an All-Pro as well. Listen along to find out what it’s like to be the center for the best QB to ever play the game. How did he go from a 300+ pound playing weight down to ...
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Tom Holland is one of the leading fitness experts in the world, and is now the Chief Fitness Advisor for the Nautilus brand. Paul and Ian had the pleasure of having him on the podcast to talk about the progression of fitness. Learn what are the best programs to follow for your strength and fitness goals, and how you can utilize Bowflex, and other Nautilus equipment to help you get there. Please follow the show for future interviews...
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September 18, 2019 25 min
Paul found an “interesting” article on the 10 Most Polarizing Fitness Topics and the boys decided to have a discussion about them. Should you be doing static or dynamic stretching? What is a compound exercises, and what the heck is metabolic resistance training?! The answer to these questions and more lie inside this episode.

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Max “Cupcake” Maxwell has gone from law enforcement, to pro-wrestler, to semi-pro football, to now nutrition expert and professional arm wrestler. What does this all add up to? One hell of an episode! Max talks about his journey from 315 lbs, and a chewed bubble gum body, to 245 lbs of lean muscle. Paul and Ian had a great time hearing about his journey and learning what nutritional direction Max recommends for all his clients. Lis...
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Ladies, have you been searching for better orgasms in the bedroom? Men, are you struggling with a limp noodle and want something a little more solid? Turns out all you need is a little more cardio in your life. How much cardio? What type of cardio? Paul and Ian talk with Insider columnist Julia Naftulin about a study that discussed just that. Listen along as they learn how much cardio is needed (not that they personally need it) an...
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This week we dive into the trend of natural movement and the ancient Greek secrets of fitness (hey, who invented the Olympics?). The discussion is fueled by a best-selling book, "Natural Born Heroes", that details how the naturally athletic (and very ballsy) natives of the Greek island of Crete, were able to kidnap a Nazi general and totally f*&k up Hitler’s plans to defeat Russia! So this week it's a little history...
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a strength coach at a big time Ivy League school? What do they do? How do they take care of all those student athletes? What are the differences between training men and women? Paul and Ian were honored to have Mike Pimentel from Brown University on the Podcast. Mike is the assistance strength coach for Brown and covers swimming, soccer, and many other sports. Listen along as they talk ab...
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Paul invited his personal masseuse, Brenda Richtmeyer, on the show. Brenda is a graduate from the Swedish Institute of Massage in Manhattan and has been practicing massage for 20 years. Listen along as Paul and Ian talk about the different types of massage and how it benefits the body. We also get on the topic of Robert Kraft and how many times Brenda has been propositioned. You might be surprised.

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Laidback fitness sounds like an oxymoron, or...the best workout you could ever have. After interviewing Ryan McGowan, Paul and Ian learned it is the latter. How does someone go from an engineering degree to living his own primal blueprint? Listen along as Paul and Ian learn all about how to “move natural,” and how you can do less in a workout while feeling much better after.

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Is there anything more realistic when it comes to fitness than sex?! We agree, so we were honored to have Gretchen Blycker on the show to talk all about her mindful model of sexual health. Listen along as Paul and Ian learn all about what they have been doing wrong for the past 100 years combined. After listening to this episode you will think it’s a miracle they both have multiple children.

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Shawn Wells is one of the nation’s leading experts in performance nutrition. He isn’t one of those “I eat cake and have a six pack,” type of nutritionist. Shawn was a little husky kid like Ian who decided to turn his body’s health around because he had to. After suffering from chronic fatigue, depression, auto-immune disorder, and many others, Shawn took matters into his own hands. He Biohacked himself and cured all of his own issu...
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MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Paul and Ian had Danny Savery from Danny Savery BJJ on the show to talk about the difference between MMA, BJJ, Kickboxing, and everything else fighting related. What the hell is a “struggle snuggle?!” You will have to listen to find out.

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This might surprise you but Paul actually does Yoga regularly. He says it's to keep him moving, but we all know its because he loves women in yoga pants. Paul takes classes regularly with Sue from Healthtrax in Darthmouth, MA. Ian and Paul had her in the studio to talk about all the different types of yoga available. We also learn about the 8 limbs of the Yoga practice. Listen along as we learn about how Yoga helps Paul and how...
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Holy BOSU Batman! Paul and Ian were lucky to have the inventor of the BOSU ball on the Realistic Fitness Podcast, David Weck. David has gone from back pain playing football, to a liberal arts degree at Williams, to the inventor of some of the most dynamic fitness tools in the industry.

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If you listen to the Realistic Fitness Podcast we hope that you workout once in a while. If you work out at home, what are the 3 best exercises you can do, and why? If you go to the gym, make sure you aren’t the most annoying person there. Paul and Ian talk about the 5 most irritating personalities at the gym. Are you a narcissist, or are you just a creep? Listen along to learn proper gym etiquette and how to workout at home...all ...
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