#54 - Q&A / Strength Training and Progress / Nutrient Timing and Supplements / Learning New Skills

February 13, 2019

In this episode, I deep dive on a set of listener questions based on strength training, how to establish and work towards certain goals, nutrient timing, supplementation and learning new skills. I am trying out a new format for this podcast and I think this will be very beneficial for my listeners. If you have a question or multiple questions, please send them over and I will dedicate a full episode to answering them. You can email me at theolim7@gmail.com or message me on instagram @theodore.lim.

As always, thank you for listening. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with a friend or two and drop a review on Itunes as well. You can learn more about me at my website -www.theodorelim.ca or on instagram @theodore.lim. Catch you next time!

 

Show Timestamps:

1:00 - How do I establish goals in the gym?

6:00 - Setting goals - what is important to you?

12:00 - General strength standards

17:00 - How to progress towards my goals?

23:00 - Follow a tried and true program

28:00 - What about nutrient timing?

39:00 - Do I need to take supplements?

47:00 - Learning new skills

Important Links from this Episode:

Strength Standards: https://strengthlevel.com/strength-standards

Some of my Favourite Strength Training Programs:

https://www.t-nation.com/workouts/531-how-to-build-pure-strength
https://stronglifts.com/madcow-5x5/
https://www.jtsstrength.com/cowboy-method/

 
Other Awesome Resources:

https://www.strongfirst.com/
https://www.onnit.com/academy/training/
https://www.t-nation.com/

 

 

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#53 - Managing Recovery to Optimize Performance in the Gym and in LIFE

February 9, 2019

In this episode, I share how I recover from my training through proper programming, sleep and nutrition. I dive into the importance of sleep and how it affects my performance in the gym but more importantly - outside of the gym. I also talk about what I’m currently doing for my training and how I am managing my recovery throughout the week. These days, I am very aware of my energy levels and how my training, nutrition and sleep affects those energy levels. This is a very important topic because our ability to recover not only affects our performance in the gym - but our performance in LIFE.

As always, thank you for listening. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with a friend or two and drop a review on Itunes as well. You can learn more about me at my website -www.theodorelim.ca or on instagram @theodore.lim. Catch you next time!

 

Show Timestamps:

1:00 - Asking for podcast topic suggestions

2:30 - Rest and recovery

5:00 - The importance of sleep and how it affects our performance in life

9:00 - On training frequency, volume and intensity

12:00 - Performing in LIFE

14:00 - Cooling down and how that facilitates recovery

17:00 - Take matters into your own hands

 

Important Links from this Episode:

Book I’m Currently Listening to (The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone) : https://amzn.to/2tfdSf2

My Current Training Program : https://www.strongfirst.com/strongfirst-sfg-kettlebell-certification-prep-guide/

Theo’s Minimalist Guide to Meal Prep : https://www.theodorelim.ca/blog/2019/1/25/52-the-minimalists-guide-to-meal-prep

Work With Me : https://www.theodorelim.ca/letswork/

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#52 - The Minimalists Guide to Meal Prep

January 25, 2019

n this episode, I share my experience with meal prepping and what I’ve learned over the last 8 years. Over the last 8 years, I’ve teared down the process to make it as efficient and effective as possible. This episode is for those who are looking to shake up their meal prep process or even for those who are looking to start cooking for themselves but don’t know how to begin. I share my favourite recipes which include ground beef and vegetables, steak, chicken thighs and rainbow trout. I also dive into why I eat the way I do and how it relates to my goals. Hope y’all enjoy this one and learn a few things that you can directly apply to your own meal prep process.

As always, thank you for listening. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with a friend or two and drop a review on Itunes as well. You can learn more about me at my website - www.theodorelim.ca or on instagram @theodore.lim. Catch you next time!

 

Show Timestamps:

1:00 - Intro

3:00 - Eating according to your goals

5:00 - Summarizing my whole foods diet

10:00 - Do you satisfy your cravings?

13:30 - Ground Beef and Vegetable Recipe

19:00 - Do you have a rice cooker though?

20:30 - Frozen vegetable life

26:00 - Steak Recipe

32:00 - Rainbow Trout Recipe

33:00 - Life is too short for chicken breast

35:00 - Chicken Thigh Recipe

39:00 - Meal prep doesn’t have to be complicated

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#51 - Building a Power Physique with Coach D

January 16, 2019

In this episode, Coach D (@powerphysique) joins me and proceeds to drop knowledge bomb after knowledge bomb regarding training, coaching clients to successful transformations, how neurotyping has changed the way he trains and his biggest piece of advice for aspiring lifters and coaches. Do not sleep on this episode. I knew D was going to come on here and crush it and that is exactly what he did. Hope y'all enjoy this one!

As always, thank you for listening. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with a friend or two and drop a review on Itunes as well. You can learn more about me at my website -www.theodorelim.ca or on instagram @theodore.lim. Catch you next time!

 

Show Timestamps:

1:00 - Intro

8:00 - Neurotypes and how it can affect your gains

19:00 - Client success stories

28:00 - Trust the process; gains take a while

32:00 - Forming habits

35:00 - Cold showers?!

37:00 - Answering a listener question - “What advice would you give someone who has just start powerlifting?”

42:00 - Is this your year?

 

Important Links to this Episode:

Work with Coach D: https://www.powerphysique.com/

Coach D’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powerphysique/

Find your Neurotype : https://thibarmy.com/understanding-neurotyping-which-superhero-are-you/

 

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#50 - Personal Finance / Tracking your Income and Expenses / What I’ve Learned

January 9, 2019

In this episode, I share what I’ve learned through the process of tracking my income and expenses and WHY I think it is so important to face your finances head on. I also share HOW I track my expenses on a daily, monthly and yearly basis. I know that it can be uncomfortable to talk about money but it needs to be done! I know, I know, money isn’t everything. It’s really not. BUT, it is a pretty big part of our lives. I think it is important to face your financial situation head on. From a young age, I’ve always been aware of the importance of money and how important it is to know where your money is going.

 

Show Timestamps:

4:00 - What I’ve learned from tracking my income and expenses

8:00 - Do you know where your money is going?

13:00 - Do your expenses match your goals?

22:00 - Pay yourself FIRST

30:00 - Face your finances head on

 

Important Links from this Episode:

Building Strength #22 - Personal Finances and Getting your Money RIGHT - https://bit.ly/2skMRX4

The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton - https://amzn.to/2FhPO2S

 

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#49 - How I Approach Setting New Goals

January 4, 2019

In this episode, I share how I am approaching my goals for 2019 and how I decided on these items. By reflecting on what I did well and didn’t do well in 2018, what area of life I want to improve the most and what I need to do in order to do so, I was able to come up with a few big goals that I share in this episode. I also talk about the process of setting goals and how I break down my vision for life into yearly, quarterly, weekly and daily goals and action items. I hope this episode if helpful for you. As always, thank you for listening. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with a friend or two and drop a review on Itunes as well. You can learn more about me at my website -www.theodorelim.ca or on instagram @theodore.lim. Catch you next time!

 

Show Timestamps :

1:00 - Intro to the episode

5:00 - Learning to be patient with our goals

7:35 - Sharing my goals for the YEAR

19:00 - Breaking your yearly goals into quarterly goals

23:00 - Life, relationship, health, business and finance goals

30:00 - Breaking down quarterly goals into weekly and daily action items

34:00 - The loving-kindness meditation

 

 

 

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#48 - Getting Burnt Out / Reflecting on 2018

December 29, 2018

In this episode, I share what I’ve been working through over the last 4-8 weeks. I definitely got burnt out from working too much and not recovering enough from that workload. I’m feeling a lot better now and more ‘back to normal’ after taking some time off to reflect and recharge. I also talk about what I learned about myself through this rough patch and how my biggest strengths are also my biggest weaknesses. Towards the end of the episode, I share my process of reflecting on 2018 and how I’m setting myself up for 2019. I highly encourage you guys to reflect on 2018 and ask yourself the questions that I share in this episode. As always, thank you so much for all of your support this year. I’m very grateful for this opportunity to share my experiences, struggles and process of building myself up as a human being.

 

Show Timestamps:

1:00 - Explaining why I’ve been MIA from this podcast and social media

3:30 - What I’ve learned about myself in the last month

7:00 - My biggest strengths are also my biggest weaknesses

18:00 - How I’m trying to optimize my schedule

21:00 - Reflecting on 2018

23:00 - Questions to ask yourself

 

Ask Yourself These Questions:

  • What area of life are you most committed to improving in 2019?

  • What brings you joy, love and fulfillment?

  • What do you truly want? How do you want your life to be?

  • What kind of person would you like to become?

  • What gifts/talents do you want to share with the world?

  • What are you passionate about?

  • What do you absolutely have to do before your last breath?

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#47 - Attending the Strongfirst Kettlebell Course

November 30, 2018

In this episode, I recap my experience taking the Strongfirst Kettlebell Course with Louka Kurcer. I travelled to Montreal to take this one day course because I needed someone to critique my technique with the KB moves. I got exactly that and much much more from this course and my time in Montreal. I also talk about what courses / certifications I’ve taken and my biggest takeaways from attending these courses.

As always, thank you for listening. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with a friend or two and drop a review on Itunes as well. You can learn more about me at my website - www.theodorelim.ca or on instagram @theodore.lim. Catch you next time!

 

Show Timestamps:

1:00 - Intro / Why I chose to do this course

8:30 - Course overview and what we did for 8 hours

11:00 - Cues that helped me improve my technique

16:00 - Why hiring a coach is so important

18:00 - The cost of the course

20:00 - What I’ve learned from taking educational courses / certifications

27:00 - Why simply getting started is the first step to becoming great

32:00 - Recapping how much have I spent taking educational courses in the last year

 

Resources Mentioned:

Link to the course I took: Strongfirst Kettlebell Course

Find some awesome articles and courses: Strongfirst Webite

Check out Louka’s Facebook page here: Louka Kurcer - Facebook

Podcast Link for Jay Ferruggia X James Clear: How to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones - James Clear

 

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#46 - Smith Machine vs. Free Weights / Full-Body Strength Training Template

November 9, 2018

In this episode, I share my most recent fuck-ups just to show you that I am not as perfect and 'on it' as instagram stories might show you. I dive deep into whether or not we should be using the smith machine and how we can utilize it for maximum benefits. I also share my full-body strength training template and explain the simplest way that you can progress through your program. 

As always, thank you for listening. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with a friend or two and drop a review on Itunes as well. You can learn more about me at my website - www.theodorelim.ca or on instagram @theodore.lim. Catch you next time!

 

Show Timestamps:

1:00 - Intro / Looking for feedback
2:40 - Instagram highlights
5:00 - Sharing my recent fuckups 
8:30 - Smith machine vs free weights?
22:00 - Sharing my full-body strength training template
31:00 - How to progress to get stronger and build muscle
41:00 - Why I give all of this information away for free

 

Important Links:

Email me at theolim7@gmail.com for a copy of my 'Full-Body Strength Training Template' PDF

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#45 - Education vs. Experience / How to Become Better?

October 30, 2018

In this episode, I share with you why I think both education and experience are equally important when it comes to honing your craft. I also share my personal experiences regarding both and what has made the most impact for me in terms of becoming a better coach.

As always, thank you for listening. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with a friend or two and drop a review on Itunes as well. You can learn more about me at my website - www.theodorelim.ca or on instagram @theodore.lim. Catch you next time!

 

Show Notes:

 

Gyms that I train at: 

Carpio Strength and Conditioning

Myodetox Performance

 

Educational Resources:

https://dtsfitnesseducation.com/

https://cppscoaches.com/get-certified/

https://www.myodetoxu.com/

https://artofcoaching.com/

https://www.strongfirst.com/

 

 

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