Building Strength
#59 - Theo’s Ultimate Guide to Handling Injuries

#59 - Theo’s Ultimate Guide to Handling Injuries

April 24, 2019

Show Timestamps:

2:30 - My Injury History

6:20 - Theo’s Ultimate Guide to Handling Injuries

9:20 - Ask for help!

16:30 - Do the work

20:00 - Keep training

27:00 - Don’t make it worse

30:00 - Keep your mental game on point

33:00 - Learn from the injury

37:00 - Joint-by-joint model

44:00 - Conclusion

 

Important Links from this Episode:

Myodetox Website - https://www.myodetox.com/

CPPS (Certified Physical Preparation Specialists) Website - https://cppscoaches.com/

How to Become a Supple Leopard (Amazon Link) - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B079KXPN9X/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Smashwerx Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4BvkJe2U4CnenW61nm_HOQ

 

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!

 

#58 - On ‘Cheat Meals’, Variety in Your Diet and Theo’s Standards for a High Quality Meal

#58 - On ‘Cheat Meals’, Variety in Your Diet and Theo’s Standards for a High Quality Meal

April 8, 2019

Show Timestamps:

2:00 - My gameplan for April

3:30 - What is a high quality meal?

8:00 - It’s all about compliance and sustainability

14:00 - On cheat meals

 

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!

 

 

#57 - Principles are Few, Methods are Many

#57 - Principles are Few, Methods are Many

March 13, 2019

Show Timestamps:

1:00 - Prioritize and focus on principles - not methods

3:00 - Is a body part split more effective than push, pull, legs for gaining strength and mass?

10:00 - Training principles that I focus on for myself and my clients

17:00 - Nutrition principles

27:00 - Be adaptable and make changes when needed

 

Important Links from this Episode:

#52 - The Minimalists Guide to Meal Prep: https://www.theodorelim.ca/blog/2019/1/25/52-the-minimalists-guide-to-meal-prep

#56 - Breaking Down Soreness, Progressive Overload and the CNS: https://www.theodorelim.ca/blog/2019/3/5/56-breaking-down-soreness-progressive-overload-and-the-central-nervous-system

 

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!

#56 - Breaking Down Soreness, Progressive Overload and the Central Nervous System

#56 - Breaking Down Soreness, Progressive Overload and the Central Nervous System

March 5, 2019

In this episode, I answer one of my client’s question regarding training and soreness. She asked, “Should I be sore from my training? How do I know I’m making progress if I’m not sore?” This was a great question that opened up the conversation around whether or not soreness is the goal and how our CNS (central nervous system) plays a role in our performance and recovery. I also introduce the principle of progressive overload and why this is what we should be focusing on when it comes to our training.

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:

2:00 - Should I be sore from my training? How do I know I’m making progress if I’m not sore?

11:00 - The Central Nervous System (CNS) and it’s role in our recovery and performance

19:00 - Managing training frequency, volume and intensity

21:00 - What is Progressive Overload?

32:00 - Defining and prioritizing your goals

37:00 - Establishing your indicator lifts

 

Important Links from this Episode:

Fill out this form if you’re interested in working with me online or in-person - https://www.theodorelim.ca/letswork/

#55 - Theo’s Favourite Exercises for Overall Health / Mastering the Basics / Introducing Movement Variability

#55 - Theo’s Favourite Exercises for Overall Health / Mastering the Basics / Introducing Movement Variability

February 27, 2019

In this episode, I answer some questions regarding my favourite exercises for overall health and I share my philosophy and outlook on nutrition and movement variability and how that affects our performance inside and outside of the gym. I also share what I learned as a coach by having my clients push heavy ass sleds back and forth last week. Lastly, I talk about the importance of mastering the basics when you’re a beginner in the gym and how that will help you build a strong foundation so that you can continue to make progress for years to come.

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:

2:30 - Nutrition and Performance in Life

5:00 - SFG prep and my own training

10:00 - Best assistance exercises that ANYONE can do

21:00 - What I learned from having my clients push heavy ass sleds

28:00 - Introducing movement variability and why I think it is important

33:00 - Mastering the basics as a beginner and building a strong foundation

 

Important Links from this Episode:

If you’re interested in working with me online or in-person - https://www.theodorelim.ca/letswork/

Toronto Public Library (aka the plug) - https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/

 

 

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

#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/

 

 

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

#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/

#52 - The Minimalists Guide to Meal Prep

#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

#51 - Building a Power Physique with Coach D

#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/

 

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

#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