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LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EP:
- Types of equipment* Shawn mentions:
- Comprehensive kettlebell workout:
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- People/accounts Shawn loves:
- Squat University’s Instagram account
- Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance by Kelly Starrett
- For resistance training (and lots of FREE workouts!): Jim Stoppani, PhD
- Ben Bruno’s YouTube
- Vitru LA
INTRO TO EPISODE:
Welcome back to The Health Investment podcast!
If you’ve ever found yourself in an exercise rut, this episode is for you.
In this episode, I chat with Shawn Vance—celebrity trainer and comedian—about weight lifting, high intensity interval training, regular ol’ cardio, protein shakes, nutrition…we cover A LOT.
Having trained some major A-listers, Shawn is an authority on everything exercise- and diet-related. I was so grateful that he took the time to have a lengthy chat with me!
(Although, it’s also worth mentioning that Shawn was my childhood neighbor and still is a good friend. Come to think of it, he actually owed me one for repeatedly throwing my Barbies off of my second floor banister…)
As I mentioned, Shawn is not only a celebrity trainer—he’s also a comedian! So unlike previous episodes, this one gets the “Explicit” rating. I promise you’ll be super entertained by Shawn’s candid commentary on different issues!
As always, I want to take a brief moment to share an Apple review with you.
Janflan05 rated the podcast 5 stars and said:
Super informative podcast! Brooke is clear and concise with her tips on making better health choices! She has a wealth of knowledge about living a healthy life and she’s also just very fun to listen to (love her jokes!) Her simple swaps while eating at restaurants are super useful.
Looking forward to following along!
I love that you find The Health Investment podcast informative AND entertaining, Janflan05! Thank YOU so much for taking the time to leave a review!!
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Alright, are ya ready to learn everything you’ll ever need to know about fitness and exercise?? Here we go…
MINUTE-BY-MINUTE BREAKDOWN OF THE EP:
4:30 | Shawn’s journey from athletic/adventurous kid to college pole vaulter to the U.S. Army Special Forces to Equinox trainer to celebrity trainer
14:38 | The celebrity transformations Shawn is most proud of
17:33 | Steady-state cardio vs. high intensity interval training (HIIT) vs. resistance training: Which is best?
19:58 | Three kettlebell exercises that rock!
20:29 | Shawn’s mentality, re: weight lifting and general exercise
22:25 | How to get the best workout on a spin bike
23:31 | What makes Shawn so successful as a personal trainer
25:09 | How often he does steady-state cardio, and what that actually means
26:44 | What about HIIT?
28:09 | Can you just lift weights?
28:58 | For resistance training, do you need to use actual weights/machines, or do weight-bearing exercises suffice?
30:53 | Shawn’s thoughts on “leg day,” “back day,” etc.
33:19 | The ONE piece of equipment Shawn has been telling everyone to buy
34:08 | Resistance training musts if you want a “rockin’ bod”
36:21 | Why “progressive overload” is important
38:19 | Is it better to do more reps with less weight or fewer reps with more weight?
39:59 | In a *dream* world, this is what Shawn would recommend every person do, re: their weekly exercise routine
41:56 | What about the popular “7-minute workouts”? Do they work?
43:55 | What should the person (like me!) who mainly exercises for heart/overall health—not to get “toned”—be doing?
46:03 | Shawn’s advice to women who are afraid of getting “too bulky” if they start lifting weights
49:55 | His thoughts on diet vs. exercise when it comes to weight loss/maintenance
51:09 | Shawn’s #1 diet tip for most people
55:29 | In his opinion, is breakfast the “most important meal of the day”?
56:55 | The power of mindset
1:00:12 | “Eating clean,” according to Shawn
1:02:33 | Studies about hypnosis and different allergens
1:03:37 | Shawn’s thoughts on intermittent fasting
- To listen to my prior episode alllll about the topic, click here 🙂
1:04:26 | His thoughts on protein shakes + “bro science”
1:11:02 | What percentage of the time is Shawn actually excited to work out?
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