Building Strength
78 - Going For My First RUN / One-Arm Pushups / Free 15 Minute Calls

78 - Going For My First RUN / One-Arm Pushups / Free 15 Minute Calls

April 30, 2020

In this episode, I share some thoughts after going for my FIRST RUN EVER. I also talk about how I achieved my first ever one-arm pushup last week. Lastly, I am now offering free 15 minute calls/video calls over Zoom to help you with any of your questions. The link to book a call is in the shownotes below!

 

Important Links From This Episode

Book a free 15 minute call with me: https://calendly.com/buildingstrength/15min

Couch to 5k: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/

77 - Training, Burpees and Books (Special 420 Episode)

77 - Training, Burpees and Books (Special 420 Episode)

April 17, 2020

Show Notes:

3:00 - Virtual group training

5:00 - PRs and recovery

13:00 - Books I’m reading

23:00 - My stance on burpees

32:00 - Focus on the basics

36:00 - Snacking, step counts and food during quarantine

 

Important Links From This Episode:

Follow me on instagram - @theodore.lim

Claim your FREE week of virtual group training - Sign Up Here

Jailhouse Strong - Amazon Link

Iron Wolf - Youtube Link

76 - Focus on the Things You CAN Control

76 - Focus on the Things You CAN Control

March 27, 2020

Show Notes:

In this episode, I share how I’m spending my time during this COVID-19 situation. I also encourage you to to take this as an opportunity to do the things that you’ve always wanted to do but maybe never made the time for. Hope you’re taking care of your physical, emotional and mental health during this time! Focus on what you can control.

 

Important Links From This Episode:

Link to my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX1EGufoJwm6LXUTU0WNx9g

75 - COVID-19 / Cannabis / Yoga / Movement

75 - COVID-19 / Cannabis / Yoga / Movement

March 19, 2020

Show Notes:

This is the COVID-19 edition of the Building Strength Podcast. Hope everyone is doing well, staying healthy and taking care of their physical and mental health. Sending lots of love!!

 

Important Links from this Episode:

Youtube Video: Theo’s Ultimate Upper Body Warm Up Guide

Work with me in-person or online: www.theodorelim.ca/letswork

Follow me on instagram: www.instagram.com/theodore.lim

74 - Working for a Gym vs. for Yourself / Pay Yourself First / Book Recommendations

74 - Working for a Gym vs. for Yourself / Pay Yourself First / Book Recommendations

February 29, 2020

In this episode, I talk about the pros and cons of working for a gym versus working for yourself and how I got this point in my training career. I also share four book recommendations that you might find helpful. As always, thank you for listening!

 

Important Links from this Episode:

Work with me in-person or online: www.theodorelim.ca/letswork

Follow me on instagram: www.instagram.com/theodore.lim

Subscribe to my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX1EGufoJwm6LXUTU0WNx9g

 

Book Recommendations:

Profit First

The 5 Love Languages

Change Maker

Four Agreements

73 - Transitioning From Barbells to Kettlebells / Principles / Tracking Your Training

73 - Transitioning From Barbells to Kettlebells / Principles / Tracking Your Training

February 11, 2020

“How has training and programming changed for you as you’ve transitioned from barbells to kettlebells?”

 

Important Links from this Episode:

Work with me in-person or online: www.theodorelim.ca/letswork

Follow me on instagram: www.instagram.com/theodore.lim

Subscribe to my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX1EGufoJwm6LXUTU0WNx9g

 

Programs I’ve Followed:

Joe Defranco’s WS4SB

Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1

Starting Strength

5x5 Madcows

Cowboy Method

Paul Carter’s Upper/Lower Split

Simple and Sinister

10,000 KB Swing Challenge

SFG Prep Guide

Enter the Kettlebell

 

 

 

72 - Decade in Review: Top 10 Lessons I Learned in the Last 10 Years

72 - Decade in Review: Top 10 Lessons I Learned in the Last 10 Years

January 30, 2020

BIG podcast coming at you! I’m sharing the top 10 lessons that I learned in the last 10 years. The last 10 years have been an awesome period of growth and I’m looking forward to the next 10 years. Strap yourself in because I share some nitty gritty things that I haven’t talked about in a while. Enjoy!

71 - Q&A / Year 3 of The Building Strength Podcast

71 - Q&A / Year 3 of The Building Strength Podcast

January 8, 2020

Show Notes:

3:20 - Top 5 episodes of this podcast that you NEED to listen to

17:00 - What do you think about goal-setting, building rituals and resolutions?

28:00 - Home gym essentials on a budget

34:00 - How is it possible that I weigh the same but my stomach is getting bigger?

38:00 - The importance of slowing down in the gym

 

Important Links from this Episode:

#52 - Minimalists Guide to Meal Prep: https://bit.ly/39MGHU9

#66 - Meal Prep Guide for Lean Gains: https://bit.ly/35AFOKI

#64 - Performing Well Outside of the Gym: https://bit.ly/2N8mIoZ

#59 - Ultimate Guide for Handling Injuries: https://bit.ly/39TMHdx

#56 - Soreness, Progressive Overload and the CNS: https://bit.ly/35FAMwV

The Five Minute Journal: https://www.intelligentchange.com/products/the-five-minute-journal

Blog Post: How I Built my Garage Gym for $1500 - https://bit.ly/39RgfIU

Podcast Link: How I Built my Garage Gym - https://bit.ly/2tCqtML

Follow me on Instagram: www.instagram.com/theodore.lim

70 - Strongfirst / SFG L1 Kettlebell Certification / My Prep and Experience

70 - Strongfirst / SFG L1 Kettlebell Certification / My Prep and Experience

November 20, 2019

Show Notes:

0:00 - Intro

5:00 - The Start of my Kettlebell Journey

10:00 - Different Programs I Used to Prepare

14:00 - Strongfirst SFG L1 Technique and Snatch Test Standards

17:30 - 500 KB Swings / Day

23:00 - Learning How to Eat for Performance

25:00 - Hydration, Nasal Breathing, Hand Care,

28:00 - The Power of Visualization

35:00 - SFG L1 Kettlebell Certification Experience

47:00 - What’s Next?

50:00 - BIG ANNOUNCEMENT


Important Links from this Episode:

Strongfirst Website: https://www.strongfirst.com/

Simple and Sinister Book: https://www.amazon.ca/Kettlebell-Simple-Sinister-Pavel-Tsatsouline-ebook/dp/B00GF2HP9G

Strongfirst 1-Day KB Course: https://www.strongfirst.com/courses/kettlebell-course/

Brett Jones’ SFG Prep Guide: https://www.strongfirst.com/strongfirst-sfg-kettlebell-certification-prep-guide/

Dan John’s 10,000 KB Swing Challenge: https://www.t-nation.com/workouts/10000-swing-kettlebell-workout

Theo’s Ultimate Guide to Handling Injuries (Podcast): https://apple.co/2r9AlfG

 

Instructor Instagrams:
https://www.instagram.com/flexiblesteelinternational/
https://www.instagram.com/kettlebeast/
https://www.instagram.com/functionalbadass/
https://www.instagram.com/athleticleaders/
https://www.instagram.com/greatlakesgirya/
https://www.instagram.com/prof.gus_b/
https://www.instagram.com/joseguerrarmt/
https://www.instagram.com/fukumotofitness/
https://www.instagram.com/vbr994/

69 - Coach D / Is a Calorie Deficit the Magic Pill You’ve Been Looking For?

69 - Coach D / Is a Calorie Deficit the Magic Pill You’ve Been Looking For?

November 9, 2019

Show Timestamps:

2:30 - Lessons We’ve Learned From Leaning Out

13:00 - Defining Food Volume and Explaining it’s Importance

21:00 - Protein Intake MATTERS

26:30 - “Does a bigger calorie surplus equal faster muscle growth?”

36:00 - A Brief Technical Difficulty

39:00 - It’s a Long Term Game

42:00 - How to Calculate Your Maintenance Calories and Protein Requirements

48:00 - Experience > Theory

51:00 - “How can you eat (insert donuts or ice cream) and still be so lean?”

58:00 - Food is Meant to be Enjoyed

60:00 - Another Technical Difficulty. Thanks for Listening!

 

Important Links from this Episode:

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

Follow Coach D on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powerphysique/

Book Your Free Strategy Session With Theo: https://www.theodorelim.ca/letswork