ResistingBeta: The Men's Health Podcast

Andrew Bontz

We are on a mission to create impact at scale by connecting you with experts to improve your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Many men feel disconnected and distant from the man they know they can be and we want to be the catalyst to bring you to the best version of yourself! read less
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Episodes

Ep 50: Evolving Identity and Uncovering Your Purpose W/ Chase Chewning
Sep 7 2023
Ep 50: Evolving Identity and Uncovering Your Purpose W/ Chase Chewning
In this episode of Resisting Beta, host Andrew Bontz interviews Chase Chewning, a soldier turned health coach turned podcast host. Chase shares his unique perspective on purpose, endurance through adversity, and the evolution of identity.  He opens up about the physical and mental trauma he endured in the military, and how he continually pushed forward in spite of major setbacks.  Chase also discusses the importance of focusing on your core passions, not mimicking others, and surrounding yourself with a community of accountability. Tune in to hear Chase's inspiring story of resilience and deep insights into what it means to be a man.   Key Topics Covered: Chase's purpose - to endure and be an example for others of overcoming adversity. He feels called to carry burdens and show others that more is possible through hardship. The power of choice - we always have a choice in how we respond to circumstances. Choosing to move forward vs. settle. The power of community - having at least one other person to hold you accountable and overlap goals with is crucial. Shifting identity - letting go of labels and evolving as your purpose changes. Not settling into one static identity. Having the courage to focus on what lights you up - Chase left his coaching business to focus solely on podcasting. Taking tactical pauses - as men, we often react, but pausing to respond appropriately is key. Don't mimic others' lives - do what works for YOU and your purpose. Test and stop mimicking.   Action Steps: Test and stop mimicking others. Don't just replicate what other men are doing and expect the same results. Keep mimicking behaviors/habits this week, but understand why you are doing them. Re-evaluate if they serve you. Come back to your baseline. Take time to listen to your body and see what feels right for you. See what works for you and what doesn't. Don't expect the same results as others. Find the tactics that fit you best by testing different ones. Don't blindly copy someone else's approach. Quotes: "What got me here won't keep me here." "Just because I have a system for this process...does not mean that it has served that system of process a year ago, five years ago." "Take the next seven days, take whatever thing you want to take...and understand why you're doing it." "I would even say that you didn't fail. You maybe failed in accomplishing his goal, the goal of this other person's program. But what you did do is you realize what matters to you."   Follow: www.chasechewning.com @chase_chewning
Ep 49: The Secrets to Peak Sexual Vitality w/ Jackson Hightower
Aug 30 2023
Ep 49: The Secrets to Peak Sexual Vitality w/ Jackson Hightower
In this captivating episode, we delve into the world of men's sexual health with our special guest, Jackson Hightower. An acclaimed biohacker and expert in the realm of male sexuality, Jackson strives to challenge traditional conceptions of masculinity. He passionately promotes a more holistic understanding of male sexuality, rooted in both physical vitality and refined intimacy skills. Let's unpack his journey, insights, and key ideas from our enlightening conversation. Episode Highlights: Jackson's Background and Motivation: A commitment to offering alternate perspectives on male sexuality distinct from mainstream media. A life steeped in sports: from becoming Massachusetts' youngest black belt at seven to playing college soccer and baseball. His realization in his younger years of lacking intimate skills, leading to a pivotal breakup. The transformative influence of "The Way of the Superior Man" by David Deida and subsequent self-learning odyssey. Teachings of David Deida: The essence of selective learning: absorbing what's relevant while discarding the rest. A lively debate on the idea of intercourse without ejaculation. The Power of Sexual Energy: How elite athletes, like Tom Brady, might harness sexual energy during seasons. Viewing sexual energy as a potentially finite resource with significant impact on motivation, drive, and creation. The intertwining of sexual energy and one's zest for life. Mastery over ejaculation: the profound transformation it can bring. Counteracting the pitfalls of seeking happiness externally and understanding the interconnectedness with one's sexual habits. Deeper Dive into Masculinity: Marketing's skewed messages to men, often bypassing introspective topics on masculinity. The shallow lure of the pick-up artist world versus the quest for genuine fulfillment. Jackson's definition of the "High-Value Man" - emphasizing self-respect, gratitude, and self-awareness. The phases Jackson uses to guide men towards fulfilling self-growth. Holistic Approaches to Men's Sexual Health: Evaluating an individual's present state before diving into transformation. The influences of societal norms, pornography, and changing cultural dynamics on sexual health. Strategies like nofap, semen retention, and edging to foster a healthier relationship with one's sexual energy. The importance of practices such as physical exercises, nutrition, and breathing routines. Recognizing sexual experiences as an art, necessitating mutual respect and understanding. Discussion with Andrew Bontz: Masculinity's multi-faceted nature: the distinction between being biologically male and truly embodying manhood. The pivotal roles men play as Earth's protectors and foundation creators. The beautiful dance between masculine and feminine energies. Actionable advice for listeners: Cutting down porn consumption. Embracing Kegel exercises. Regularly initiating conversations with strangers. An insight into Jackson's supplement business, emphasizing natural remedies rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. Andrew's personal post-divorce journey and the indispensable role of holistic wellness. Dive in as we uncover the layers of men's sexual health, redefine masculinity, and champion a more comprehensive and compassionate understanding of male sexuality.   Quotes: "A high-value man is someone who respects and appreciates the world around them. You have respect and gratitude and appreciation for this experience and what we're doing" "The ability to resist impulse and shift that energy towards something more productive and focused is what defines the average to the great man." "You always have to start with yourself. Before you can have a positive experience with a partner...how do you fill up your cup.” 7 Day Action Steps: Reduce your adult content consumption by 25-30% Learn how to do a kegel so you can train yourself to last longer If you are single, go up and say hi to a new woman every day   Follow: @getnaturaljackson https://naturaljackson.com/  Enter Code RESISTINGBETA to get 15% off!
Ep 48: The Synthetic Dilemma: Unmasking Multivitamin Myths for Men W/ Steven Abbey
Aug 16 2023
Ep 48: The Synthetic Dilemma: Unmasking Multivitamin Myths for Men W/ Steven Abbey
Introduction:  In today's episode, we welcome Steven Abbey, the brilliant mind behind SOS Nutrients. A beacon of knowledge and experience in the realm of nutrition, Steven's journey from personal health struggles to the creation of a transformative health product is both enlightening and motivating. As the founder of SOS Nutrients, Steven is set to debunk myths and shed light on the mysteries of nutrition, wellness, and the journey to optimal health. Episode Highlights: Background of Steven Abbey: Founder and creative genius behind SOS Nutrients. Embarked on a transformative health journey, battling ailments like psoriasis, reactive hypoglycemia, and fatigue. Recognized a gap between scientific knowledge and public understanding in the nutrition sector. Skepticism & Enthusiasm: Andrew's apprehension about the various nutritional claims in the market. Steven's eagerness to share knowledge is due to his personal connection with male health challenges. Supplements & Natural Nutrients: The debate: synthetic supplements vs. natural ones. The unique importance of vitamin C sourced from natural ingredients. The role of essential co-factors and bioflavonoids in supplements. The link between zinc and testosterone levels. Modern Food and Its Drawbacks: The belief in the nutritional deficiency of contemporary food. Insights from a 1936 Senate hearing on historical soil depletion. The negative impact of modern agricultural practices and food additives on nutrition. Sexual Health as a Barometer for Overall Health: Sexual health's intricate nature encompasses aspects like desire and functionality. The vital role of cardiovascular health and nitric oxide in sexual wellness. Potential natural remedies for improved sexual function, like arginine and pycnogenol. Journey to Optimal Health: Steps towards transitioning from poor to optimal health. A critique of the modern medical approach, using Viagra as an example. The underrated importance of social connections for health. Embracing a layered approach to health improvement with a focus on nutrition, antioxidants, and a supportive system. Inspiring Transformations: Client success stories and the journey of public figure Forrest Galante. The significance of health indicators like CRP and A1C, and their link to inflammation and blood sugar respectively. Steven's Personal Health Insights: Steven's ability to maintain health amidst back injuries. Ingredients beneficial for inflammation reduction, include bing cherries and turmeric. Steven's evolving perception of masculinity, emphasizes integrity and communication. A Closer Look at SOS Nutrients: Steven introduces his product, SOS, highlighting its comprehensive natural ingredients. Emphasis on unique features and the commitment to premium quality despite higher costs. Steven's Vision & Andrew's Appreciation: Despite industry challenges, Steven remains driven by passion. Andrew commends Steven for his hard work, dedication, and vision. Steven’s Quotable Moments: "If you're missing one thing like you have everything else, but you're missing, let's say zinc, like what we were talking about earlier, your testosterone level is going to drop through the floor." "Inflammation is directly connected to almost every disease, whether you're talking about cardiovascular disease, whether you're talking about cancer, whether you're talking about autoimmune conditions." Conclusion: Andrew wraps up the enlightening conversation, urging listeners to explore Steven's groundbreaking product, SOS, and emphasizes the importance of proactive steps towards better health.     7 Day Action Steps: Eliminate self-isolation - Connect with someone who has your back Introduce a healthy smoothie from Steven’s Website Follow: https://twitter.com/SOSNutrients  https://www.facebook.com/SOSNutrients  https://www.instagram.com/sos_nutrients/   https://sosnutrients.com/   Here is a discount code for 20% off the first order.   Discount Code: SOS20
Ep 47: From Crisis to Clarity: A Journey Beyond Midlife w/ Ian Inguanez
Aug 8 2023
Ep 47: From Crisis to Clarity: A Journey Beyond Midlife w/ Ian Inguanez
Welcome to another enlightening episode of our podcast where we dive deep into topics of personal growth, mental health, and transformation. Our guest for today is the exceptional Ian Inguanez, a behavior change specialist and hypnotherapist. Ian is on a mission to guide busy men and working professionals in rewriting their narratives post-40, aiding them in a transformative journey of self-realization and introspection. Inspired by his own life experiences, including a mid-life crisis and divorce, Ian's insightful approach centers on the power of the subconscious, mental health awareness, and the profound potential of behavior change. Key points of the episode: Ian stresses the importance of addressing mental health among men, a conversation he deems essential yet often overlooked. Self-realization and introspection, he argues, are key elements in post-divorce recovery and personal growth. Ian's own transformative journey began with a disenchantment with traditional counseling, leading him to hypnotherapy, a method he found deeply impactful. Emphasizing meditation as a life-altering tool, Ian promotes its regular practice for a healthier mindset. Behavior change, Ian believes, is challenging due to men's unawareness of their choices and the subconscious habits driving their actions. He encourages men to challenge their self-perceptions and investigate who they truly wish to become. Ian underlines the need to understand and revisit childhood experiences, as they shape our self-image and beliefs significantly.Ian and Andrew share personal traumatic experiences, and discuss the subconscious role in automatic reactions. They touch upon societal messages instructing men to suppress their emotions, and their detrimental long-term impacts. Ian stresses the necessity of self-discovery, understanding why we think and behave the way we do, and the importance of forgiveness. The episode ends with a discussion on the role of self-love, self-compassion, society, and authority figures in personal growth. They discuss the connection between physical symptoms and trapped emotions, and the power of therapy and coaching. Ian promotes the belief that change does not have to be hard but requires consistency and discipline, and highlights the impact of instant gratification culture on our ability to be patient. Ian speaks about journaling and self-reflection as vital tools for self-improvement. Quotes from the episode: "To be a man is, for me, being, let's say, obsessed with self-growth. Being the best version you can for yourself, because when you're the best version for yourself, you're the best version for everyone, whether that's your wife, your kids, your friends, colleagues."   "Who am I? Who do I want to be? We need to find that gap." "It's really when you can get good at knowing who you are right now and then creating a new version of who you want to be and being really good with that person, I promise you right now, you are going to be good with everyone else."   Resources: Ianinguanez.com   Action Steps: Write down a list of the emotions you don’t like about yourself (timid, angry, passive, etc) Write down a list of the positive opposite emotion for each one you listed Track how often you get stuck in the negative emotions and write out the situation.   Follow Ian: https://www.instagram.com/ianinguanez/ FB = Ian Inguanez Hypnotherapy
Secrets of High Performers:   The Fitness-Mindset Connection w/ Ben Smith
Aug 2 2023
Secrets of High Performers: The Fitness-Mindset Connection w/ Ben Smith
In this episode, our guest Ben Smith, a fitness and nutrition coach, army veteran, and mental health advocate, joins us to discuss his transition from the army to coaching celebrities, his philosophy on mental and physical health, and his unique approach to wellness within the music industry. The conversation spans personal experiences, professional transitions, the importance of community support, and practical tools for personal growth. Key Points: Personal Insights & Community Support: Ben emphasizes that personal struggles aren't unique and highlights the importance of community and avoiding suffering alone. Physical fitness acts as a gateway to mental and emotional well-being. Professional Transitions & Music Industry Focus: Ben shares his journey from a high-performing athlete to an army officer, followed by a struggle with identity that led him to coach celebrities. His current work with music groups emphasizes a healthier and sustainable way to tour. Themes & Focus of Discussion: Andrew and Ben explore connections between physical fitness and overall well-being, the shift in music touring culture, and personal evolution. They reflect on communication, curiosity, and understanding identity as crucial to personal development. Ben's Personal Journey & Philosophy: Ben shares his story of overcoming a dark period, including a suicide attempt, with therapy and support. He introduces philosophies like treating life as "free chicken" and practices such as breath work and gratitude journaling. Challenges, Anxiety & High Performers: They discuss facing fears, managing anxiety, depression, and applying these insights to anyone, regardless of status. Ben highlights commitment and self-confidence in high performers. Tools for Growth & Safe Spaces: The conversation explores therapeutic tools like ice baths, the importance of creating safe spaces, and the role of shared experiences in overcoming fear. Goals, Achievements & Communication: Ben emphasizes the importance of clarity in goals, shared experiences, and flipping fear into excitement. They discuss creating a space for expression, understanding needs, and balancing professional life. Healthier Relationships & Overcoming Struggles: Both speakers reflect on the importance of identifying individual needs, managing ruts in thinking, and Andrew's mantra to turn worry into productive work. Quotes from the Episode   "The greatest gift you could give yourself is the permission to just ask for help. And if it's not you or the listener, specifically the permission to anyone in your life who might be struggling, like ask for help, there's no nobility in doing it alone, going alone, there's no pride." "Everything you want is on the other side of fear. If you can just flip the fear into excitement, then like, how much better would your life be?" Action Steps over the next 7 days: Take 5 minutes and sit with your breath.  Take a deep breath and hold at the top.  Then release and hold at the bottom.  Repeat! Turn your shower to cold for the last 60 seconds of your shower. Follow Ben: Train with Ben Fitness App: https://playbookapp.io/creators/ben-smith https://www.instagram.com/benveesmith/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjsmith317/
Ep 45: Cracking the Pleasure Code: Exploring the Five Erotic Blueprints W/ Juliette Karaman
Jul 3 2023
Ep 45: Cracking the Pleasure Code: Exploring the Five Erotic Blueprints W/ Juliette Karaman
In this episode, our guest Juliette Karaman, a certified mind and body coach specializing in healing, trauma, and navigating body shame, joins us to discuss the decline of intimacy in long-term relationships and strategies to reignite passion and connection. The conversation revolves around the five ways to pleasure, similar to love languages: energetic, sensual, sexual, kinky, and shapeshifter, each representing a unique pleasure archetype. Key Points: The decline of intimacy in long-term relationships often results from a lack of communication, vulnerability, and prioritizing everyday tasks over quality time together.Taking sex off the table and focusing on emotional connection can help revive intimacy in relationships.There are five different erotic blueprints: energetic, sensual, sexual, kinky, and shapeshifter, each with its own characteristics, desires, and shadow sides.Men may struggle with finding a balance between leading and surrendering in the bedroom.Communication, feedback, and exploration are crucial for a fulfilling sexual experience.Shifting the focus from orgasm to exploring and experiencing pleasure in the body can enhance intimacy.External factors such as stress, hormones, medications, and environmental influences can impact intimacy and sexuality.Creating a safe space for partners to express desires, boundaries, and preferences is essential.Addressing past traumas and their impact on sexual experiences can contribute to healing and growth.Curiosity, self-awareness, and self-reflection play a significant role in deepening intimacy.Love languages and erotic blueprints help us understand and meet each other's needs.Letting go of resentment and consciously working on creating a fulfilling sexual relationship is crucial.Scheduling time together and setting boundaries when needed are important aspects of maintaining a healthy relationship.Seeking support and guidance can help navigate relationship challenges and facilitate personal growth. Quotes from the Episode: "It's important to explore and communicate with your partner to understand their preferences and desires.""Shift the focus from orgasm to exploring and experiencing pleasure in the body.""We often don't receive in the same way that we give... For a woman, it's difficult to receive, for men, it's difficult to receive."   7-Day Homework: Set a timer for 5 minutes and write down everything that annoys you in your relationshipMake a list of 10 things you love or loved about your partnerSchedule a date morning when you don't have phones or kids.  Ask the question, "Tell me what you love about me?  Tell me what you desire out of our relationship?"     Resources: https://www.feelfullyyou.com  httpd://www.instagram.com/juliettekaraman https://www.facebook.com/juliette.karamanvanschaardenburg Note: The episode covers sensitive topics related to sex and sensuality. Listener discretion is advised.
Ep: 44 - Escaping the Viagra Trap: Long-Term Strategies for ED w/ Ken Schafer
Jun 27 2023
Ep: 44 - Escaping the Viagra Trap: Long-Term Strategies for ED w/ Ken Schafer
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Ken Schafer, Introducing Ken Schafer, a Clinical Sexuality Coach and esteemed guest on ResistingBeta: The Men's Health Podcast. With his wealth of knowledge in health and fitness, particularly in exercise and nutrition, Ken expertly guides divorced men toward achieving improved general and sexual health. His invaluable expertise in clinical sexuality coaching makes him an indispensable resource for men striving to live their best lives after divorce.   Summary: Andrew is hosting a podcast episode with Ken Schafer, a clinical sexuality coach who helps men with general and sexual health. They aim to discuss topics that men may feel ashamed or scared to talk about, creating a judgment-free zone for the listeners.Ken highlights the hidden epidemic of erectile dysfunction (ED) and men's health issues, emphasizing the importance of seeking help. ED is defined as the inability to maintain an erection for penetration, and it can manifest in various ways.Ken shares his personal journey of experiencing sudden erectile dysfunction (ED) at the age of 48. Dissatisfied with the medical system's approach, he emphasizes the need to address the underlying causes rather than merely treating the symptoms.Both Andrew and Ken share their frustration with doctors relying on quick prescriptions rather than addressing the root causes. Andrew asks about Ken's next steps after the disappointing experience.Ken initially accepted his doctors' advice and relied on medications like Viagra, but when they became less effective, he delved into research and sought a doctor who would treat him based on symptoms rather than statistical calculations.Ken consulted various doctors, including an endocrinologist and a men's health clinic, but found more comprehensive help from a naturopath and Dr. Rachel Ross, who focused on addressing the underlying causes of his health issues rather than relying solely on medications.Andrew and Ken discuss their struggles with erectile dysfunction and the importance of addressing the underlying physical and psychological causes for effective solutions.After discovering alternative solutions, Ken faced challenges and sought help from doctors who guided him through the process. Taking control of their diet, exercise, and sleep, and reducing exposure to environmental toxins played a crucial role in his healing journey.Ken explains the importance of nitric oxide in achieving and maintaining erections. Nitric oxide stimulates proteins that relax smooth muscles in the penis, while medications like Viagra inhibit proteins that break down the relaxing protein.Vascular issues can contribute to erectile dysfunction. Maintaining healthy endothelial cells and addressing venous insufficiency are important for optimal blood flow to the penis. In severe cases, a penile prosthesis may be considered.Addressing erectile dysfunction requires lifestyle changes, including healthy eating, exercise, and sleep. Low testosterone levels can also contribute to motivation issues.Being a man means taking care of oneself, family, and community, constantly striving for improvement, and embracing personal growth.For the next seven days, men can start a food log, become mindful of their diet, refrain from watching porn and excessive masturbation, and take a break from sexual encounters to allow their bodies and brains to reset.Ken's expertise in men's sexual health is appreciated. He shares valuable information through social media, and a newsletter, and encourages engagement and support.Andrew appreciates Ken's expertise and encourages listeners to follow Ken's content, including his TikTok workouts and informative blogs on men's sexual health. Conclusion: In this podcast episode, Andrew and Ken Schafer address the hidden epidemic of erectile dysfunction (ED) and men's health issues. They emphasize the importance of seeking help, addressing underlying causes, and making lifestyle changes for effective solutions. Follow Ken for valuable information and support. 7 days of homework: Day 1: Food Log & Mindful Eating - Track your meals and focus on nutrient-rich foods for overall and sexual health Day 2: Refrain from Porn & Excessive Masturbation - Take a break, explore alternative self-care activities. Day 3: Break from Sexual Encounters - Reflect and rejuvenate. Day 4: Research Nitric Oxide - Understand its role in erections and muscle relaxation. Day 5: Explore Vascular Health - Learn about blood flow and ways to maintain healthy endothelial cells. Day 6: Lifestyle Changes - Emphasize healthy habits, exercise, sleep, and address low testosterone levels. Day 7: Embrace Personal Growth - Reflect on being a man, strive for improvement in all areas of life. Follow : https://www.healthysexualitywithken.com/ IG: @healthys3xualitywithken TT: @healthys3xualitywithken FB: @healthys3xualitywithkenllc YT: @HealthySexualityWithKenLLC Twitter: @HSWKen Quotes : "Addressing the underlying causes is crucial." "Lifestyle changes are key for healing." "Reset your body and brain." "Ken's expertise provides valuable support."
Ep: 43 - Trekking from Turmoil to Triumph: A 6-Step Guide to Masculine Mastery w/ Dennis Procopio
Jun 20 2023
Ep: 43 - Trekking from Turmoil to Triumph: A 6-Step Guide to Masculine Mastery w/ Dennis Procopio
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Dennis Procopio, Dennis Procopio is the founder of Man-UP! Life Coaching is an elite life coaching service for men. Based in San Diego, CA; Dennis created Man-UP! Life Coaching to help other men become the best versions of themselves while continuing to better themselves in the process. Summary: Dennis Procopio, the founder of Man Up Life Coaching, shares his journey from personal struggles, including attempted suicide, to empowering and supporting men through his coaching business, aligned with Resisting Beta's mission.Dennis Procopio overcame a challenging upbringing marked by abuse and hardship. His journey led him to become a successful life coach, dedicated to helping men through his Man Up Life Coaching brand.Man Up Life Coaching encourages men to embrace responsibility, productivity, and societal expectations, helping them navigate challenges and achieve a fulfilling life aligned with traditional ideals of success and happiness.Man Up Life Coaching uses the phrase "man up" as a double entendre, challenging societal expectations while offering unconditional support and brotherly love to help men overcome internal struggles and lift each other up.Unconditional brotherly love, as defined by Dennis Procopio, means offering love and acceptance to fellow men without judgment or conditions, regardless of their actions or decisions. It is a supportive and non-judgmental bond of love and acceptance among brothers.Dennis Procopio acknowledges the power of manipulation but distinguishes between using it for positive purposes, like helping others, and using it in a manipulative or exploitative manner.Dennis Procopio outlines a six-step failure script that many men follow, involving self-judgment, rage, lethargy, insecurity, risk avoidance, and stagnation. These steps resonate with Andrew Bontz's experiences.The conversation between Andrew Bontz and Dennis Procopio explores topics such as validation, toxic behavior, the impact of depression, and the desire for affirmation in relationships.The conversation delves into the importance of self-judgment, the impact of therapy on men, and the differing approaches to problem-solving between men and women in relationships.The success script focuses on self-validation, motivation, confidence, risk-taking, change, and opportunity as steps toward personal growth and achieving desired outcomes.The discussion emphasizes the importance of balancing structure and creativity, and the need for self-love and support from brotherhood to navigate challenges and continue the journey of personal growth.The conversation highlights the importance of applying love languages to oneself and offering self-affirmation. It emphasizes that self-love is a powerful and alpha trait for personal growth and fathering one's inner child.To become the best version of themselves, men are encouraged to meditate daily for 30 minutes to an hour and practice self-validation while redirecting judgmental thoughts.Andrew Bontz acknowledges Dennis Procopio's courageous journey and appreciates his commitment to personal growth. They encourage men to seek help and provide contact information for coaching services. Conclusion: In this episode, Dennis Procopio, founder of Man Up Life Coaching, shares his inspiring journey and commitment to helping men overcome challenges and achieve personal growth. The conversation explores topics such as validation, toxic behavior, self-judgment, and the power of self-love. Through his coaching, Dennis empowers men to embrace responsibility and societal expectations while offering unconditional support and brotherly love. The episode concludes with a call to action for men to seek help and take small steps toward becoming the best version of themselves. 7 days of homework: Day 1: Reflect on your life journey and how challenges have shaped you. Day 2: Embrace responsibility by addressing an area where you've been avoiding it. Day 3: Practice unconditional love and acceptance with a friend or family member. Day 4: Challenge societal expectations by breaking free from one that influences you. Day 5: Assess the failure script (self-judgment, rage, etc.) and find ways to overcome it. Day 6: Nurture self-love through positive self-talk and engaging in activities you enjoy. Day 7: Meditate daily for 30 minutes to an hour, observing and redirecting judgmental thoughts. Follow : https://manuplifecoaching.com/lnks Quotes : "Challenging expectations, empowering men's growth." "Unconditional love: accepting men's journey." "Failure script: self-judgment, insecurity, stagnation." "Self-love, meditation: keys to growth."
Ep 42: No Ruckin' Excuses: Unmasking Army Fitness for the Everyday Man w/ Michael Glover
Jun 13 2023
Ep 42: No Ruckin' Excuses: Unmasking Army Fitness for the Everyday Man w/ Michael Glover
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Michael Glover, Michael Glover, a committed personal trainer from Killeen, Texas, is currently serving in the Army Reserve while running his innovative business, "The Art of Rucking". His dual role intertwines military discipline with the practical benefits of rucking, providing a unique training approach for his clients. Michael's focus is on instilling mental toughness and highlighting the transformative power of rucking for overall health and fitness. Summary: Michael Glover, the owner of The Art of Rucking, believes being "beta" can be dangerous and that men need to adapt to today's society. He discusses mental health and how Rucking has influenced his journey.Michael Glover shares his personal journey with anxiety and depression after a difficult breakup. He discusses how he overcame his fears through rucking during Army training, highlighting the mental challenges and importance of perseverance.The difference between Michael's mental state and the guys who quit during the challenging rucking exercise was his ability to stay focused on his goal and block out anxiety, pushing through the physical and mental obstacles.Michael attributes his ability to push through challenges to his upbringing and the mindset instilled by his father, who raised him with a strong work ethic and a focus on physical endurance.After his difficult breakup, Michael took steps to resist his previous "beta" mindset. He focused on conquering his fears, pushing through anxiety, and developing a strong work ethic to overcome challenges and embrace a more resilient mindset.To overcome his depression and anxiety after the breakup, Michael relied on a strong support system, rekindling friendships, adjusting his diet, and prioritizing intense workouts at the gym to rebuild his confidence and resilience.Michael participated in a men's health competition to promote rucking and raise awareness about its benefits. He aimed to showcase how rucking, combined with elements of CrossFit, powerlifting, and bodybuilding, can have both mental and physical advantages.Michael trains civilians in rucking from the ground up, starting with a baby ruck and gradually increasing weight and intensity. He emphasizes developing strong feet and preventing injuries based on his own experience with inflamed tendons.Rucking offers physical benefits such as building leg muscles, engaging shoulder and back muscles, and burning calories. Rucking provides physical benefits by engaging various muscle groups, improving cardiovascular health, burning calories, and promoting mental resilience and accountability.It also fosters camaraderie and offers an outdoor alternative to traditional gym workouts.Being a man, according to Michael, involves embracing camaraderie, cultivating healthy male friendships, finding a supportive brotherhood, and fostering intentional relationships while maintaining a sense of accountability and resilience.According to Michael, being a man involves having a sense of purpose, embracing masculinity, and fulfilling that purpose by accomplishing goals and not quitting, which builds testosterone and a sense of achievement.Michael's purpose is to help people, particularly by guiding and mentoring younger men who may be facing challenges and need support. He finds fulfillment in bringing out the best version of others and helping them overcome obstacles.To get started in the art of rucking, Michael suggests developing strong feet, gradually increasing rucking distance, hydrating properly, training relevant muscle groups, wearing the appropriate gear, and maintaining a strong mindset. Contact him through Instagram for guidance and support. Conclusion: Michael Glover, an owner of The Art of Rucking, shares his personal journey of overcoming anxiety and embracing resilience through rucking. He promotes the importance of mental and physical strength, camaraderie, and purpose in men's lives. To start rucking, he advises developing strong feet, gradually increasing distance, and maintaining a determined mindset. 7 days of homework: Day 1: Research Rucking Take some time to learn more about rucking, its benefits, and how it can improve both physical and mental resilience. Day 2: Develop Strong Feet Start by walking on a treadmill for 10-30 minutes with a backpack. Focus on building strength and endurance in your feet. Day 3: Gradually Increase Rucking Distance Take your rucking outdoors and gradually increase the distance you cover. Aim for a 1-2 mile ruck, either on a treadmill or in your neighborhood. Day 4: Hydration and Electrolytes Learn about the importance of hydration during rucking. Prioritize drinking enough water and consider incorporating electrolytes during your rucks. Day 5: Train Relevant Muscle Groups Engage in exercises that target the muscle groups used during rucking. Incorporate squats, shoulder presses, and rows into your workout routine. Day 6: Gear and Preparation Ensure you have appropriate gear for rucking, including wool socks, powder for your feet, and compression shorts for added support. Familiarize yourself with how to properly pack your ruck. Day 7: Maintain a Strong Mindset Embrace a resilient mindset and commit to not quitting. Stay focused on your goals and push through any physical or mental obstacles that may arise. Follow : Theartofrucking.com  Theartofrucking Michael Noexcuse Quotes : "Block out anxiety, push through obstacles." "Rucking: Engaging muscles, promoting mental resilience." "Embrace camaraderie, find supportive brotherhood." "Fulfill purpose, overcome obstacles, achieve."
Ep 41: Revolutionizing Health with Scalar Energy: Defying Pathogens & Boosting Vitality w/ Tom Paladino
Jun 6 2023
Ep 41: Revolutionizing Health with Scalar Energy: Defying Pathogens & Boosting Vitality w/ Tom Paladino
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Tom Paladino, Tom Paladino is a Holistic Medical Expert, Scalar Light Researcher & Humanitarian based in Florida. Summary: Tom Palladino is a holistic medical expert who works with scaler energy instruments, a form of zero-point energy, to improve health and wellbeing. He guarantees positive outcomes using this safe and effective technology.Scaler energy instruments, based on Nikola Tesla's work, harness the primal force of scaler energy from the stars and sun. They provide free and perfect energy instructions, bypassing the need for traditional infrastructure, making it a technology of the future.Tom Palladino's scaler energy instruments have shown remarkable results in various areas such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, weight loss, and hormones. Stories of skeptical individuals who experienced transformation after using the technology are highlighted on his website.Tom Palladino has witnessed impressive results using scaler energy instruments. Clients have reported improvements in bacterial infections, weight loss, and hormone therapy, although the effects cannot be measured scientifically.Tom Palladino's scaler energy instruments have shown promising results in identifying and breaking down microbes like the herpes virus, potentially benefiting men's health by reducing viral loads and addressing neurological implications. However, scientific validation is still required.Tom Palladino's scaler energy sessions have shown remarkable results in eliminating herpes viral loads and symptoms in individuals, as confirmed by PCR tests, using a non-chemical, informational process facilitated by photographs.Tom Palladino's scaler energy sessions not only target viruses like herpes and Epstein-Barr but also address health optimization by addressing infections, bacteria, fungi, and promoting overall health and well-being.Tom Palladino's scaler energy approach involves utilizing information and energy to direct specific desired outcomes within the human body. It's like wireless technology, combining different informational files and directing the energy to seek specific targets for optimal health.Scaler energy approach involves utilizing information and energy to achieve desired outcomes. It's similar to combining files on a wireless USB drive, where specific information is directed to target and address specific needs within the human body.Scaler energy utilizes wireless transmission of information, similar to WiFi signals, to direct and focus energy for desired outcomes. It harnesses free energy from the sun and stars, utilizing the existing infrastructure of the atmosphere.Tom Palladino has worked with over 5,000 people at an HIV clinic in Delhi, India, who have shown no viral load after his treatment. While he can eradicate the virus energetically, the medical community determines the term "cured."If the people at the HIV clinic who have received Tom Palladino's treatment speak to the nurses or doctors, the conversation would likely involve discussing their improved condition and the absence of viral load.Tom treatment has shown remarkable results in HIV patients, impressing physicians at the clinic. However, he has not yet perfected the cure for cancer or heart disease.Andrew inquires about the use of the device for hormone-related issues, specifically low testosterone (low T) in men and hormone supplementation, but the discussion on this topic is not provided in the transcript.Tom claims that he has the ability to assemble male hormones using the scaler energy instrument, and although he hasn't personally conducted relevant blood tests, others have reported significant improvements in their blood panels after using the device.Tom believes that being open-minded and willing to step outside one's comfort zone is essential. He considers his work to be a new branch of physics and encourages others to participate and explore the possibilities.Tom emphasizes the importance of fulfilling responsibilities and doing the best one can in various aspects of life. For someone struggling, he suggests taking small steps over the next seven days to gain momentum and make progress.Andrew acknowledges Tom for his mental toughness and perseverance as a pioneer in a field that faces skepticism. He honors Tom's passion and dedication to pushing forward despite the challenges.Tom encourages people to test the technology and offers a free trial. His website, ScalarLight.com, provides information and social media links for further exploration. Andrew highlights the impressive testimonials on the website.Tom discusses the futuristic nature of scalar energy and its potential to revolutionize the world. Andrew expresses his appreciation for Tom's contribution to the men in the Resisting Beta community. Conclusion: In conclusion, Tom Palladino is a holistic medical expert who utilizes scaler energy instruments to address various health concerns. His approach, based on Nikola Tesla's work, harnesses scaler energy to provide safe and effective treatments. While some testimonials highlight remarkable results, scientific validation is still required. Tom encourages open-mindedness and taking small steps for personal growth. His website offers a free trial for those interested in exploring this groundbreaking technology. 7 days Homework: Day 1: Research scaler energy and its potential applications. Day 2: Explore ScalarLight.com for insights into Tom Palladino's work. Day 3: Investigate scaler energy's benefits and limitations for a specific health concern. Day 4: Reflect on personal well-being and identify areas for improvement. Day 5: Set a small, achievable goal to address a specific aspect of your well-being. Day 6: Embrace open-mindedness and challenge resistance to new ideas. Day 7: Test scaler energy technology through the free trial and document your experience. Follow : https://www.scalarlight.com/  https://www.scalarlight.com/free-trials  https://www.youtube.com/user/TomPaladinoScalar  https://www.facebook.com/experiencescalar/ Quotes : "Safe and effective technology for wellness." "Harnessing scaler energy for remarkable results." "Eliminating viral loads, promoting well-being." "Revolutionizing health with futuristic scalar energy."
Ep 40: Confronting the 'Not Enough' Fallacy: Steps Toward High-Value Masculinity w/ Jaguar
May 30 2023
Ep 40: Confronting the 'Not Enough' Fallacy: Steps Toward High-Value Masculinity w/ Jaguar
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Jaguar Heart , Jaguar Heart is a transformative teacher, therapist, and physicist who leverages proven  principles to guide divorced men toward healthier lives. He specializes in unearthing core traumas and breaking the hindering patterns, fostering secure relationships, and releasing suppressed emotions. With a blend of empathy and innovation, Jaguar offers a unique journey of profound internal shifts for a fulfilling existence. Summary: ⦁    Jaguar Hart, a teacher, therapist, and physicist, specializes in using physics and language to help men identify core trauma, break patterns, develop loving relationships, and release suppressed emotions. He is excited to speak to the men of the Resisting Beta community who have experienced divorce and relationship struggles. ⦁    Jaguar Hart believes there is a societal attack on masculinity, with men being blamed for relationship failures. He advocates for a balanced expression of true masculine and feminine essences and advises men to focus on becoming the right partner themselves rather than chasing the right woman. ⦁    Andrew acknowledges the frustration and criticism of societal issues raised by figures like Jordan Peterson, but emphasizes the importance of moving beyond mere complaints. He seeks practical solutions to help men shed societal conditioning and embrace healthy masculinity, offering steps towards becoming a high value man. ⦁    Jaguar highlights the need for men to develop awareness, create space from negative influences, cultivate discipline, and prioritize personal growth before seeking healthy relationships. ⦁    Andrew reflects on how he found comfort and validation in understanding concepts like sexual market value. He asks Jaguar to explain the characteristics of a balanced, high-value man. ⦁    A balanced, high-value man contributes to society, possesses discipline, physical fitness, financial success, integrity, and the ability to think for oneself. ⦁    Jaguar finds Ryan Holiday's representation of stoic philosophy lacking because he believes Holiday doesn't physically embody the masculine principles he discusses, unlike someone like Jocko Willink. ⦁    Jaguar's journey towards embracing masculinity was influenced by figures like Judo Krishna Medi, Jordan Peterson, Joe Rogan, and David Goggins due to their teachings, intensity, and embodiment of discipline. ⦁    Jaguar's journey involved learning from his father's negative traits and experiences. He chose to embody the opposite qualities, facing his weaknesses, pursuing personal growth, and becoming the man he aspired to be. ⦁    Jaguar incorporates principles of physics into his methodology to create a provable and verifiable foundation for his work. He explains how vibrations, language, codes, and subconscious programming influence our thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and ultimately our life experiences. ⦁    In relationships, men may feel they are not doing enough. Jaguar advises men to assert self-respect by saying no, focus on personal fulfillment, and meet their own standards instead of seeking validation from their partners. ⦁    Andrew emphasizes the importance of keeping personal promises to oneself for maintaining self-worth and trust. Jaguar advocates for men to prioritize physical health as an example for their children and partners. ⦁    Andrew expresses gratitude for connecting with Jaguar on Instagram and recommends following him for insightful content. Jaguar discusses the importance of living what one preaches and mentions accounts promoting biblical masculinity as positive trends in masculinity. ⦁    Jaguar suggests starting the day with three rounds of Wim Hof breathing and taking a cold shower for quick wins and increased mental resilience. He advises setting small goals for self-discipline and gradual elimination of negative habits to create lasting change. ⦁    In this conversation, Andrew and Jaguar discuss the challenges men face in today's society and the importance of personal growth, self-awareness, and physical fitness. Jaguar emphasizes the significance of mindset, taking responsibility, and practicing jiu-jitsu as a transformative experience. Jaguar also shares his coaching services and resources to support men on their journey of self-improvement. Conclusion: In conclusion, Jaguar Hart and Andrew delve into the challenges of modern masculinity, emphasizing the importance of personal growth, self-awareness, and physical fitness. They offer practical advice and resources to help men navigate societal pressures and cultivate healthy relationships. 7 days homework: Day 1: Reflect on societal influences on masculinity and relationships. Day 2: Identify and challenge negative patterns and traumas. Day 3: Explore the concept of a balanced, high-value man and strive to embody those characteristics. Day 4: Research and engage with teachings from influential figures in personal growth and masculinity. Day 5: Consider the role of physics and language in shaping thoughts, behaviors, and experiences. Day 6: Prioritize personal fulfillment and set self-discipline goals for physical and mental well-being. Day 7: Explore the benefits of practicing jiu-jitsu and consider incorporating it into a fitness routine. Follow : https://www.instagram.com/purejaguar/ https://jaguarheart.co/ Quotes : "Become the right partner yourself." - Jaguar Hart "Men need to prioritize personal growth." - Jaguar Hart "Embody discipline and high-value characteristics." - Jaguar Hart "Practice jiu-jitsu for transformative experiences." - Jaguar Hart
Ep 39: The Mind-Body Transformation: Recasting Your Health Journey w/ Kevin Varno
May 23 2023
Ep 39: The Mind-Body Transformation: Recasting Your Health Journey w/ Kevin Varno
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Kevin Varno, Kevin Varno is a health transformation specialist, dedicated to assisting men in achieving sustainable health and fitness. Shifting focus from fad diets and short-lived fitness routines, Kevin encourages men to alter their beliefs and identity for lasting change. He is committed to empowering individuals to uncover their optimal health, fostering a long-term, holistic approach to wellness. Summary: ⦁    Kevin Varno is a guest on the Resisting Beta podcast, helping men achieve sustainable health by changing their beliefs and identity. He discusses the detrimental effects of grocery shopping, the reasons behind men lacking a healthy body, the challenges in accessing accurate information, and the five components for attaining the desired mind and body. ⦁    Kevin Varno overcame personal struggles and found his passion in fitness, becoming a personal trainer and later transitioning to behavior modification coaching to help clients address mindset, identity, and lifestyle for lasting health transformation. ⦁    Many men who struggle with their weight have a mindset that perpetuates a cycle of trying and failing, gaining and losing, which keeps them from achieving their desired health and body goals. ⦁    Many individuals stuck in a cycle of weight loss and gain struggle to break free because their motivation is solely driven by moving away from pain, rather than creating an empowering self-image and finding pleasure in pursuing a new identity and lifestyle. ⦁    The fitness industry's portrayal of perfection and idealized physiques can make men feel inferior and unable to embrace a healthier identity, but Kevin aims to inspire by sharing his vulnerabilities and showing that health is attainable for everyone, regardless of insecurities or perceived shortcomings. ⦁    Many men seek validation by showcasing idealized physiques on social media, but the reality is that a shredded physique doesn't guarantee happiness or fulfillment, often leading to sacrifices in libido and overall life satisfaction. ⦁    Kevin believes that chasing external validation through an idealized physique is not admirable, as instilled by his father. He sees the pitfalls of bodybuilding and how reaching that level can make everything else seem inadequate. ⦁    Andrew chose a functional fitness goal, such as participating in a Spartan race, to challenge himself and avoid the pitfalls of purely aesthetic or endurance-focused goals. ⦁    Having a challenging event or goal on the calendar provides motivation and inspiration for individuals to change their lifestyle and experience personal growth beyond just the event itself. ⦁    Transformation goes beyond weight loss; it involves adopting new lifestyle habits, embracing personal growth, and becoming the best version of oneself, leading to profound changes in relationships and overall well-being. ⦁    Exterior changes often precede internal mindset shifts, but strategic methods like progress photos and envisioning the desired self help individuals see their transformation and build the life of their ideal identity. ⦁    The compound effect of consistent actions, tracking progress, and understanding the power of mindset and habits plays a crucial role in achieving sustainable transformation and improved well-being. ⦁    Tracking and being mindful of what we eat is a transformative process that helps us make honest assessments of our choices and take the first step towards positive change and improved well-being. ⦁    Being a man means knowing and embracing your true self, having the courage to live authentically, and betting everything on it; and taking small daily steps towards your desired outcome for quick wins and momentum. ⦁    To break the downward spiral, choose one small action and consistently follow through to build self-trust, while consciously replacing negative self-talk with positive affirmations to reprogram your subconscious. ⦁    Connect with Kevin through his email or LinkedIn for free tips and vulnerability, or consider his one-on-one coaching, group coaching, or paid Facebook community for personalized support in achieving your health goals. ⦁    Andrew expresses gratitude for Kevin's vulnerability and authenticity, highlighting the importance of personal growth and encouraging listeners to take action towards becoming their best selves. Conclusion: In conclusion, Kevin Varno's appearance on the Resisting Beta podcast sheds light on the challenges men face in achieving sustainable health. By addressing mindset, identity, and lifestyle, Kevin offers valuable insights on breaking detrimental cycles, embracing personal growth, and redefining success beyond societal standards. His approach emphasizes the power of internal transformation, strategic methods, and consistent action to achieve lasting well-being. Connect with Kevin for guidance and support on your health journey. 7 days homework: Day 1: Reflect on past cycles and negative beliefs. Day 2: Envision an empowering self-image and set holistic goals. Day 3: Evaluate social media's impact on self-esteem. Day 4: Set a challenging functional fitness goal. Day 5: Use progress photos and visualization to reinforce commitment. Day 6: Focus on consistency and track progress in all areas. Day 7: Practice mindful eating, make honest assessments, and replace negative self-talk. Follow : www.Kevinvarno.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinvarno/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkMN5ouMpO_wsZ63pV05S6g Quotes : "Health is attainable for everyone." "Chasing external validation is not admirable." "Transformation goes beyond weight loss." "Take small daily steps for momentum."
Ep 38: From Victim to Victor: Reclaiming Your Identity & Breaking Fitness Plateaus w/ Will Ballanger
May 16 2023
Ep 38: From Victim to Victor: Reclaiming Your Identity & Breaking Fitness Plateaus w/ Will Ballanger
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Will Ballanger, Royal Navy Senior Physical Training Instructor, father, husband and proud advocate of honest hard work. Passionate fitness myth debunker and general S&C smartypants. Summary: Will Ballanger, a Royal Navy physical training instructor and online fitness coach, joins Andrew on the Resisting Beta Podcast to discuss how lifting, supplements, and overcoming plateaus can help achieve fitness goals and reduce anxiety.Andrew explores Will's personal experience with anxiety and depression and how he has navigated through them.Will shares his personal journey of experiencing anxiety and depression, losing his identity and regaining it through fitness, and how his story resonates with many men facing similar challenges.Will offers advice for men who have lost their athletic identity due to stress and adult responsibilities, emphasizing the importance of taking small steps to regain physical fitness, rebuild confidence, and prioritize self-care.Will advises men who are struggling with their mental health, particularly stress-related anxieties, to seek help before reaching a crisis point, emphasizing the importance of prioritizing their well-being and not being ashamed to ask for assistance.When Will sought help, he acknowledged the importance of seeking assistance for his mental health and recognized the need to take action, emphasizing the societal misconception that asking for help is a sign of weakness, particularly for men.When seeking help, Will reached out to a trusted friend, which provided validation and reassurance, and later sought professional assistance through a physician to address his mental health struggles.Andrew asks how Will's journey has impacted his ability to help others with their physical fitness goals and earning the nickname "Big Will."Will believes that while exercise, healthy eating, and avoiding alcohol are important for mental health, for him personally, he had to take an abrupt and high-intensity approach to get back in shape and regain his identity as a gym advocate and exercise professional, but acknowledges that this may not be suitable for everyone and encourages people to find what works for them.Andrew asks how to help men improve their bullshit detector in the health and fitness industry to avoid conflicting and misleading information and achieve better results.Will advises men to be cautious of the supplement industry and avoid relying on supplements for fat loss, emphasizing the importance of energy balance through proper nutrition and exercise.Andrew asks how to differentiate between online fitness trainers who just look the part versus those who actually know how to coach to success, with the rise of Instagram influencers and the importance of finding trustworthy professionals in the industry.Will advises being cautious of fitness trainers who ask for a large upfront fee and emphasizes the importance of building a relationship to determine if the trainer is the right fit, regardless of their appearance on social media.To navigate plateaus in weight loss, Will emphasizes the need for understanding why we store fat and making changes in energy expenditure or intake, while maintaining relentless consistency and staying true to the chosen course of action.Bodybuilding focuses on aesthetics and appearance, while CrossFit emphasizes performance and functional training, with a potential for aesthetic improvements. The choice depends on whether one aims to primarily look better or achieve both fitness and performance goals.To replace minerals lost through sweat, focus on a well-rounded diet with adequate micronutrition and consider using electrolyte supplements as an insurance policy.Andrew and Will discuss what it means to be a man, with Will stating that a man is someone who is sure of himself and knows where he's going in life, and gives homework for men to write down their goals and create a plan with measurable steps to achieve them.Andrew expresses appreciation for Will's insights and acknowledges the challenges he has faced in his personal journey. He honors Will's dedication to self-improvement and leading others in improving their health and bodies, recognizing the importance of discipline and strength in men's lives.   Conclusion: In this episode of the Resisting Beta Podcast, Andrew talks to Will Ballanger about his personal journey with anxiety and depression, and how fitness helped him regain his identity. Will offers valuable advice for men who have lost their athletic identity and are struggling with their mental health. He emphasizes the importance of taking small steps, seeking help when needed, and prioritizing self-care. Will also discusses the importance of being cautious of conflicting and misleading information in the fitness industry, and offers tips for navigating plateaus in weight loss. Overall, the episode provides valuable insights for men looking to improve their physical and mental well-being. 7 days home work: Day 1: Reflect on your athletic identity and how stress and responsibilities have impacted it. Day 2: Take a small step towards regaining your physical fitness and rebuilding confidence. Day 3: Prioritize self-care by incorporating one activity into your daily routine. Day 4: Seek help if needed and challenge societal misconceptions about asking for assistance. Day 5: Build a support network by reaching out to someone you trust and sharing your journey. Day 6: Evaluate fitness trainers by looking beyond their appearance and asking important questions. Day 7: Set specific and measurable fitness goals, and create a plan with actionable steps to achieve them. Review regularly to stay on track. Follow : https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-ballanger-447952123 Quotes : "Regain physical fitness, rebuild confidence, prioritize self-care." - Will Ballanger "Seek help, break the misconception, prioritize well-being." - Will Ballanger "Caution: supplement industry, focus on energy balance through nutrition." - Will Ballanger "Build a relationship to find trustworthy fitness trainers." - Will Ballanger
Ep 37:  7 Steps to Create Unbreakable Healthy Habits  w/ Jason Gootman
May 9 2023
Ep 37: 7 Steps to Create Unbreakable Healthy Habits w/ Jason Gootman
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Jason Gootman, Jason Gootman is a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach as well as a certified nutritionist and certified exercise physiologist. Jason helps people reverse and prevent type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other ailments with evidence-based approaches to nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, holistic wellness, and, most importantly, lasting behavior improvement and positive habit formation. As part of this work, Jason often helps people lose weight and keep it off, in part by helping them overcome the common challenges of yo-yo dieting and emotional eating. Jason helps people go from knowing what to do and having good intentions to consistently taking great care of themselves in ways that help them add years to their lives and life to their years. Summary: Jason is passionate about serving men and helping them create lasting behavior improvement and positive habit formation, particularly in areas such as reversing and preventing chronic diseases, weight loss, and overall holistic wellness.Jason is passionate about holistic wellness and helping individuals proactively meet their needs to live their best lives, emphasizing the importance of behavior improvement and habit formation for lasting lifestyle changes.Struggling to adopt new habits is rooted in our tendency to stick to familiar patterns, conserving energy. Relying solely on willpower often falls short of creating lasting change.Additionally, cultural paradigms such as "no pain, no gain" and the notion that enjoyable things are unhealthy create unsustainable approaches to wellness. Overcoming these hurdles requires finding ways to align enjoyment with beneficial actions in both exercise and nutrition.Narrowing down choices is important because attempting to do too much at once can lead to failure. Popular programs that require multiple habits can be overwhelming and set people up for failure.Working on fewer habits at a time and starting with small, achievable steps increases the chances of success and builds confidence while setting high standards can lead to feelings of failure and quitting.Step one is to be clear and focused on your goal, applying SMART goal principles. Step two is to clarify your personal motivation and values, understanding why you want to pursue the desired change. Self-reflection and connecting with your integrity are important for this step.Taking small steps towards your goal is like climbing a ladder with closely spaced rungs, leading to momentum, confidence, and the ability to tackle bigger challenges while attempting to take big steps too soon can leave you feeling discouraged and stuck.Andrew suggests starting small and creating simple, daily habits to improve one's health instead of trying too much too soon and comparing oneself to others on social media.Aligning your habits with your values, interests, and strengths leads to greater motivation and success, rather than trying to conform to what others are doing.Exploring the question "When do you feel most alive?" helps individuals delve into their values, interests, and strengths, leading to a fulfilling life where actions align with desired outcomes and attract genuine attention and connections.After aligning their interests with their values and exploring activities genuinely desired, men should focus on taking intentional steps forward, free from transactional motives, and embracing personal growth and self-discovery.To facilitate the process of trying something new, it is important to reduce friction and make it as convenient as possible, minimizing unnecessary difficulties and conserving energy, while still embracing the inherent challenge and growth potential.Embracing the paradox, it's important to find enjoyment in simple plans and solutions, focusing on the why behind them, rather than getting caught up in complex and fancy approaches driven by external validation.Jason: Absolutely, yeah, that's a great point. Successful people understand the value of simplifying and streamlining their decisions and actions to conserve mental energy and focus on what truly matters. Now, moving on to number seven...Jason advises embracing an experimental mindset, troubleshooting, and seeking support for personal growth, fostering continuous learning and improvement without pursuing perfection or succumbing to failure.Embrace the practice mindset, learn from experiences, and focus on the journey of personal growth to cultivate resilience, self-awareness, and confidence while disregarding immediate results.Adopting an experimental mindset and practicing self-compassion while utilizing the seven evidence-based keys can lead to a more constructive and harmonious relationship with oneself, fostering personal growth and resilience.Jason's homework for men over the next seven days would be to reflect on their values and strive to align with them, embodying the qualities of dependability and sturdiness.Jason suggests that men can take action by choosing something they want to improve in their lives, breaking it down into small steps, and implementing it. They can follow him on social media for daily wellness posts and access deeper content and opportunities to connect, including personal wellness coaching.Men should listen to this episode to gain valuable insights and practical strategies for overcoming challenges, improving their well-being, and developing lasting habits. Jason's expertise and coaching support offer a transformative opportunity to break free from self-imposed limitations and create a more fulfilling life.In this episode, Jason shares practical strategies to transform seemingly impossible self-improvements into eminently doable actions, making it a must-listen for men seeking to overcome challenges and enhance their well-being.   Conclusion: In this episode, Jason shares practical strategies for men to create lasting behavior improvement and positive habit formation in areas such as chronic disease prevention, weight loss, and holistic wellness. He emphasizes the importance of aligning actions with values and interests, taking small steps toward goals, and adopting an experimental mindset. He also suggests reducing friction and making actions convenient, while still embracing the inherent challenge and growth potential. Jason's coaching support and daily wellness posts on social media provide valuable resources for men seeking to improve their well-being and break free from self-imposed limitations. 7 days of homework: Day 1: Reflect on values and interests, and identify an area for positive change. Day 2: Set a smart goal aligned with your values and interests. Day 3: Take small, achievable steps towards the goal. Day 4: Embrace an experimental mindset, and try new approaches. Day 5: Reduce friction, and make actions convenient. Day 6: Embrace the practice mindset, and focus on learning and growth. Day 7: Seek support, and connect with a coach or community. Follow : https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasongootman/  https://www.facebook.com/jasongootman  https://www.instagram.com/jasongootman/  https://twitter.com/jasongootman  https://medium.com/@jasongootman  https://jasongootman.substack.com/ Quotes : "Align habits with values, interests, and strengths for lasting success." "Start small, build momentum, and tackle bigger challenges confidently." "Reduce friction, make actions convenient, embrace challenge and growth." "Embrace experimental mindset, learn from experiences, seek support for growth."
Ep 36: Work-Life-Win: Mastering the Balance for Optimal Health. w/ Daniel Raz
May 2 2023
Ep 36: Work-Life-Win: Mastering the Balance for Optimal Health. w/ Daniel Raz
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Daniel Raz, Daniel Raz is an online fitness coach renowned for helping busy men lose 30 pounds in 4 months without a gym. A University of British Columbia graduate in exercise and nutrition, Daniel leverages technology to provide personalized programs that transform lives. Summary: Andrew is interviewing Daniel Raz, an online fitness coach who helps men lose weight without going to the gym. They discuss how to overcome the failure demon and achieve success in weight loss.Daniel grew up in Israel and China, studied to be a physiotherapist in Canada, worked as a personal trainer, and transitioned to online coaching during the pandemic, achieving even greater success.Andrew asks Daniel about the hurdles that most men face before seeking his help and how he helps them overcome their stubbornness and reluctance to ask for help.Daniel explains that getting in shape is not about working harder, but working smarter and getting leverage by learning the best principles and ways to navigate through fitness with the help of a coach or instructor.Daniel explains the importance of differentiating between principles and individual preferences in fitness, with principles such as calorie deficit and hydration being universally applicable, while individual preferences such as diet and workout routines vary.Andrew discusses how men can navigate their preferences in weight loss amidst conflicting information and avoid analysis paralysis.Daniel suggests categorizing foods as healthy/tasty, healthy/not tasty, tasty/not healthy, and not tasty/not healthy, aiming for 80% healthy and tasty, 10% healthy but not tasty, and 10% tasty but not healthy, trying new healthy foods monthly, and not feeling obligated to finish unhealthy foods.Andrew and Daniel discuss the misconception of timing in diet and the negative impact of the "clean your plate" mentality, which Daniel suggests stems from past generations' food scarcity. Andrew shares his personal experience with this mentality and wonders if it's common among men.Andrew and Daniel discuss the importance of changing the language from "can't" to "don't" to shift internal narratives and reshape one's identity. They also stress the importance of letting go of outdated habits and mindsets that do not align with one's goals or values.Daniel emphasizes the importance of changing the words we say to ourselves and adopting an athlete mindset. He believes that people should focus on doing things that are good for them and seek accountability to reach their goals.Start with easy wins to stay motivated towards your goals, suggests Daniel, such as keeping a water bottle within reach or improving sleep quality.Andrew and Daniel discuss the importance of small, sustainable habits for achieving long-term goals, and preparing for worst-case scenarios to make success inevitable. Daniel suggests dismantling irrational excuses with another irrational statement, recommends focusing on small but consistent workouts, and using a calendar to identify available time.Daniel recommends tracking food intake for a few weeks to fine-tune intuition, and suggests taking pictures as it helps to better understand portion sizes.Insightful conversation on weight loss and mindset: Intermittent fasting, emotional eating, discipline, and consistency can transform one's habits and self-confidence.Daniel defines a man as someone who sticks by his word and does what he says he's going to do, even if he doesn't feel like it, and emphasizes the importance of keeping promises made to oneself to build confidence.Andrew and Daniel share tips for men to improve their health including hiring a coach, staying hydrated, getting quality sleep, setting reminders to move, and making decisions based on future goals. Contact Daniel for coaching and advice.Daniel shares his website, social media, and an ebook offer for men's health, while Andrew praises and honors him for his work in helping men improve their health.Andrew and Daniel create a 32-second promo clip for their podcast episode, highlighting how to lose 30 pounds without going to the gym, and encouraging men to listen for tools, tactics, and mindset tips. Conclusion: In this podcast episode, Andrew interviews Daniel Raz, an online fitness coach who helps men lose weight without going to the gym. They discuss the importance of mindset and small, sustainable habits for achieving long-term weight loss goals, and how to overcome hurdles and negative self-talk. They also share tips for improving overall health and encourage men to seek the help of a coach or instructor. 7 Days Homework: Day 1: Reflect on Your Hurdles: Write down the hurdles holding you back from weight loss. Day 2: Learn the Principles: Research weight loss principles and incorporate them into your routine. Day 3: Categorize Your Food: Categorize your food into healthy/tasty, healthy/not tasty, tasty/not healthy, and not tasty/not healthy. Day 4: Change Your Internal Narrative: Replace "can't" with "don't" and write positive affirmations. Day 5: Focus on Small Wins: Identify easy wins to stay motivated, like keeping a water bottle nearby. Day 6: Prepare for Worst-Case Scenarios: Anticipate and plan for worst-case scenarios and focus on small but consistent workouts. Day 7: Track Your Food Intake: Track your food intake to better understand portion sizes and make adjustments to your diet. Follow : IG - danielrzfit    Twitter - DanielRaz_Fit    Linkedin Danelrazfit   Website:  www.danielrazfit.com Quotes : "Weight loss is not a one-time event, it's a lifestyle change." - Daniel Raz "Small wins can have a big impact on your weight loss journey." - Andrew "It's not about being perfect, it's about consistency." - Daniel Raz "You don't have to go to the gym to get fit and healthy, you can do it from home." - Andrew
Ep 35: Maximize Your Mojo: 3 Hormone Hacks to Keep Father Time at Bay w/ Dustin Baker
Apr 26 2023
Ep 35: Maximize Your Mojo: 3 Hormone Hacks to Keep Father Time at Bay w/ Dustin Baker
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Dustin Baker, Dustin Baker is the President of BioProtein Technology and creator of BioPro+. With years of experience working intimately with some of the world's most elite professional athletes, trusted physicians, and even international private security / military personnel his passion remains the same, to help individuals maximize their physiological and cognitive potential safely. Since his 20s Dustin has been instrumental in the product design and brand development for natural products in the professional athletics, fitness, and medical supply categories.    Summary:  The ResistingBeta podcast discusses human growth hormone (HGH) with guest Dustin Baker, president of BioProtein Technology, focusing on the effects of low HGH levels and the difference between HGH and steroids, as well as Dustin's passion for safely maximizing physiological and cognitive function.  Dustin expresses his gratitude for being on the show and appreciates the opportunity to talk about a topic that he can relate to as an aging male.  Dustin relates to the average successful man as he is one of them, and he wants to offer the best for his family, friends, and people who depend on him by being the best version of himself.  Dustin describes the state of masculinity as atrocious, citing studies that show men today have the lowest rate of hormonal decline in modern history, with the average human male in his twenties having the hormone level of a man who's 67.  Andrew dislikes the narrative that getting old sucks and wants to explore what choices are causing physical issues instead of attributing them solely to aging. He seeks advice on how to approach this with older men in his life.  Dustin suggests that changing the mindset and addressing personal purpose, physical obstacles, and basic needs can help alleviate the negative effects of aging, and that mindset is imperative when it comes to the stories we tell ourselves about aging.  Andrew challenges the idea that age should limit one's ability to pursue activities one enjoys, using Tom Brady as an example of defying age expectations.  The speakers discuss the importance of lifestyle choices in regard to aging and hormone production. Tom Brady is used as an example of someone who prioritizes his health and aging process through strict diet and exercise. However, the speakers note that anyone can make an effort to improve their health through better lifestyle choices, including getting adequate sleep, which is free and easy to achieve with dedication.  Dustin and Andrew continue their discussion on health optimization. Dustin emphasizes the importance of staying hydrated and being adequately nourished, stating that most Americans are chronically dehydrated and nutritionally deficient, which puts the body into fight-or-flight mode.  Dustin and Andrew discuss diet and nutrition, emphasizing the importance of individualized goals and calorie intake, and recommend using apps or online tools to help track and calculate nutrient needs.  Dustin emphasizes the importance of exercise in optimizing the effects of food, water, and sleep, and recommends high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for its ability to increase growth hormone production. Andrew and Dustin acknowledge that these are basics that many people know but may not be doing.  Dustin and Andrew discuss the importance of consistency and discipline in achieving success, emphasizing the accumulation effect of small daily actions.  To Dustin, being a man means taking responsibility for those around you, providing for their needs, serving and working for others, and being disciplined in self-sacrifice and dedication to a specific worldview. It is also important to know how to take care of oneself before caring for others.  Andrew advises listeners to reflect on Dustin's message and its application in their lives and suggests focusing on simple actions to gain momentum rather than trying to do too much at once.  Dustin suggests setting a finish line and starting the day with a workout to accomplish a specific goal, improve confidence, and have a successful day.  Andrew and Dustin discuss the importance of self-confidence and discipline in achieving fitness goals. They also mention Bio Pro, a product that helps people with their fitness and wellness goals.  Bio Pro is a non-synthetic alternative to growth hormone treatments that provides the same benefits without side effects, aimed at helping men feel their best and be the best version of themselves.  Dustin promotes his product, BioProtein Tech, to Andrew, mentioning its benefits for sexual performance, energy, and sleep. He recommends following their Instagram account for more information and customer service. He also mentions that they have physicians who can provide their products and potentially set up appointments for customers. Andrew praises Dustin for the information and product.  Andrew and Dustin discuss the importance of healthy masculine energy, the impact of positive male role models, and the need for men to become more present in their day-to-day lives. They scratch the surface of why men feel the way they do and how they can make a change for themselves and future generations.    Conclusion:  In the Resisting Beta podcast, Andrew and guest Dustin Baker discuss the effects of low human growth hormone levels and the importance of lifestyle choices in optimizing health and aging. They emphasize the need for a positive mindset, discipline, and consistency in achieving fitness goals and improving overall well-being. Dustin also promotes his product, BioProtein Tech, as a non-synthetic alternative to growth hormone treatments. The speakers highlight the importance of healthy masculine energy, positive male role models, and taking responsibility for oneself and those around them. Overall, the podcast provides valuable insights and practical tips for listeners seeking to improve their health and well-being.  7-day homework:   Day 1: Mindset and Aging  Listen to the Resisting Beta podcast episode on the effects of low human growth hormone levels.  Reflect on your mindset towards aging and physical limitations.  Identify the personal purpose, physical obstacles, and basic needs to address for improving overall well-being.   Day 2: Lifestyle Choices and Hormone Production  Listen to the Resisting Beta podcast episode on the importance of lifestyle choices in optimizing health and aging.  Evaluate your current diet, sleep, and exercise habits.  Research apps or online tools to track nutrient needs and calorie intake.  Day 3: Hydration and Nutrition  Listen to the Resisting Beta podcast episode on the importance of staying hydrated and adequately nourished.  Assess your current water and nutrient intake.  Implement strategies for increasing hydration and improving nutrition.  Day 4: Exercise and Hormone Production  Listen to the Resisting Beta podcast episode on the importance of exercise in optimizing the effects of food, water, and sleep.  Evaluate your current exercise routine.  Research high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and its benefits for growth hormone production.  Day 5: Consistency and Discipline  Listen to the Resisting Beta podcast episode on the accumulation effect of small
Ep: 34 - Ascending From the Abyss: Striving for Greatness After a Heart Attack at 40 w/ Sergio Nazzaro
Apr 18 2023
Ep: 34 - Ascending From the Abyss: Striving for Greatness After a Heart Attack at 40 w/ Sergio Nazzaro
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Sergio Nazzaro, Sergio is an Air Force veteran and performance coach who is on a mission to helping entrepreneurs have it all in their business, their health, and their relationships. Summary: Andrew introduces Sergio, an Air Force veteran and performance coach, and shares some questions about personal and professional success, masculine essence, and compressing time to achieve success. Sergio shares his life story, including being bullied as a child, experiencing homelessness, serving in the military, struggling with PTSD, becoming a real estate agent, having a heart attack, and finding his calling to help others become their best selves. Andrew asks Sergio to expand on his story, specifically the part where his professional life was thriving but his personal life was in shambles, and how he transformed from that. Sergio's personal life was in shambles due to stress from starting his own business, deteriorating health, and fighting with his wife, but he eventually slowed down, prioritized his relationships, and now his health, business, and relationship with his wife are thriving. Andrew asks why men tend to seek out stressful situations intentionally. Men seek out stressful situations as a means of proving their value and testing their limits in pursuit of growth and change, whether forced upon them or chosen intentionally.Sergio realized that he could not neglect his relationships while focusing on his health and business. He had to slow down and create a life that supported the way he wanted to live. He made the decision to prioritize his relationship with his wife and family, and his health and fitness started improving. Now, his business is thriving, and his relationship with his wife is getting deeper.When Andrew asked him why men like to seek out stressful situations, Sergio said that men believe that if they are able to put themselves in a stressful situation and overcome it, that has value. There is also a part of wanting to grow and live up to their potential, and stressors can be either forced upon them or chosen. Choosing stressors can lead to growth and expansion, whereas stressors that are forced upon them tend to look like health issues, divorce, or problems with their kids.Andrew discusses the cycle of self-sabotage experienced by entrepreneurial men and seeks advice on how to break this cycle.Sergio suggests that the cycle of self-sabotage can be attributed to the concept of creating out of lack or abundance, and advises men to determine if they are expanding or masking the issues in their lives.Andrew and Sergio discuss the cycle of self-sabotage that entrepreneurial men often face, including creating out of lack versus abundance, seeking comfort zones, and the symptoms of creating out of lack.Sergio shares his struggles of feeling inadequate and having a chip on his shoulder, stemming from his parents' financial stress. Andrew mentions that many men feel the need to prove themselves and lead in relationships, which can be challenging for those who weren't taught to be providers. Sergio adds that these stories become accepted as truth and shares his own struggles with balding and being overweight, which made him feel unattractive to women.Sergio advises that the first step to overcoming self-doubt is to figure out what you want, accept where you currently are, and take small steps toward your goals, rather than trying to make drastic changes all at once.Andrew and Sergio discuss the importance of knowing oneself, identifying the personal mission, and how losing a sense of self can lead to identity shifts and affect relationships.Sergio believes that men should embrace their masculinity, invest in personal growth, and have a mission in life, which coaching can help them achieve.Sergio helps men explore their desires and aspirations by asking probing questions about their relationships, desires, and past experiences to understand what they truly want and enlist the help of a coach.Andrew and Sergio discuss the importance of men challenging themselves, working on relationships, and accepting themselves to become the best version and untouchable leaders. Sergio suggests starting the day with a 10-minute walk, 5-minute meditation, and journaling to express the feelings that come up, repeating this for seven days to build momentum and consistency in connecting with oneself. The podcast episode features Sergio discussing how taking small steps towards discomfort can lead to personal growth, and why men should listen to it to improve their relationships and find their true selves. Conclusion: In this podcast episode, Andrew and Sergio discuss the challenges that men face in their personal and professional life, including self-doubt, stress, and self-sabotage. Sergio shares his own struggles and offers advice on how to overcome them, emphasizing the importance of knowing oneself, prioritizing relationships, and investing in personal growth. The episode concludes with Sergio suggesting a daily routine to connect with oneself and build momentum toward personal growth. Overall, this episode offers valuable insights and advice for men seeking to become the best version of themselves and improve their relationships. 7-day homework:  Day 1: Take a 10-minute walk, followed by a 5-minute meditation, and then journal about your feelings. Day 2: Identify one area of your life where you feel self-doubt, and think about small steps you can take to address it. Day 3: Reflect on past experiences that have shaped your beliefs about masculinity and relationships. Write down how you want to redefine those beliefs. Day 4: Schedule a coaching session with a coach or mentor who can help you explore your desires and aspirations. Day 5: Prioritize your relationships by setting aside time to connect with your partner, family, or friends. Day 6: Take a moment to identify your personal mission and values. Think about how you can align your daily actions with those values. Day 7: Reflect on the progress you have made over the past week. Celebrate your accomplishments and identify areas where you can continue to improve. Plan out your next steps for personal growth. Follow : IG - @sergio.nazzaro TikTok - @sergio.nazzaro Quotes: "Choosing stressors can lead to growth and expansion." "The first step to overcoming self-doubt is to figure out what you want." "Men should embrace their masculinity, invest in personal growth, and have a mission in life." "Taking small steps towards discomfort can lead to personal growth."
Ep 33 - Intentional Immersive Experiences: How Hot/Cold Therapy Can Improve Your Mental Health w/ Myles Farmer
Apr 11 2023
Ep 33 - Intentional Immersive Experiences: How Hot/Cold Therapy Can Improve Your Mental Health w/ Myles Farmer
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Myles Farmer, a trailblazing entrepreneur who made his mark at just 23 years old as a Tim Hortons franchisee, rapidly expanding to seven locations and winning multiple awards for his exceptional growth. Myles continued his success, founding some of Toronto's most acclaimed restaurants and nightclubs, co-founding the award-winning hospitality PR firm Blue Door Communications, and serving as managing partner at Barbanti Capital Inc, a private equity firm in Toronto. After facing personal challenges, Myles embarked on a transformative journey, committing to a project to improve daily lives, particularly during a global pandemic. Driven by his passion for wellness and a vision for fostering awe and belonging, Myles co-founded Othership, a groundbreaking physical and digital platform dedicated to shifting states of mind and offering peak experiences. Summary: Andrew introduces Miles Farmer, a trailblazing entrepreneur who has transitioned from owning businesses to co-founding a wellness platform that offers peak experiences. Miles shares his journey and his passion for wellness and fostering awe and belonging.Myles started his entrepreneurial journey with a Tim Horton's franchise, grew it to eight locations, and diversified into restaurants and PR, but at 31, felt unhappy and made the tough decision to leave his successful business to start a new journey.Andrew asks about how the Ayahuasca experience contributed to clarity, and Myles shares his perspective on why he did it, what it was like, and how it affected him upon his return.Myles decided to try Ayahuasca after seeing the positive impact it had on his friend who struggled with alcohol and drugs, and he found clarity through the experience which helped him make tough decisions and change his perspective on his business ventures.Myles did research in different industries but found nothing until he went to a Russian bathhouse and noticed the difficulty in getting people to come, but those who did love it, which sparked the idea of creating a new social experience around hot and cold modalities and led to the creation of Othership.Andrew asks Myles about the benefits of the hot and cold experience and how it has helped him and the community. Myles explains the physical benefits it has on the body and the mental benefits it has on the mind, including relaxation and improved sleep. He also discusses the importance of community and connection in today's world.Myles explains the physical and mental benefits of cold and hot therapy, such as increased energy, boosted immune system, and improved emotional regulation, as well as the potential for longevity and improved health outcomes from regular sauna use.Andrew discusses his interest in the scientific components of ice baths and saunas and how they can reduce stress and improve longevity, and how creating peak experiences fits into Other Ship's adventure.Myles describes Other Ship, as a physical space in a digital platform offering guided classes, social events, and bathhouse access for peak emotional and physical experiences as a community, helping people connect in authentic ways and combat loneliness.Andrew and the speaker discuss the issue of loneliness despite being surrounded by people and the importance of deeper connections through meaningful conversations. They also talk about men's struggle to connect and their personal experiences with transformation in this regard.Myles discusses the importance of being authentic in conversations, especially when it comes to discussing emotions. He also talks about the benefits of sauna culture and how it can be healthy for both mental and physical health.Myles suggests finding activities like bathhouses, incorporating health and wellness routines, and seeking out communities in your city to build closer connections with people.Andrew and Myles discuss the importance of an intentional mindset and exploring options to connect with others, such as local wellness routines or communities, and they mention the benefits of using the Othership app for intentional breathing exercises.Myles and Andrew discuss the benefits of incorporating breath work and a morning routine into your daily life to reduce stress and increase productivity, while Myles credits ice baths and the sauna for helping him unwind at the end of the day.Andrew and Myles discuss the benefits of ice baths and the Wim Hof Method. Myles explains how he got into the Wim Hof Method and how it has helped him in his personal and professional life.Andrew and Miles discuss the benefits of hot and cold therapy, breathwork, and creating authentic connections in this episode.   Conclusion: In this episode, Andrew introduced Miles Farmer, an entrepreneur turned co-founder of Othership, a wellness platform that offers peak experiences through hot and cold modalities, guided classes, and social events. Myles shared his journey and how he found clarity through an Ayahuasca experience, which led him to create Othership. Andrew and Myles discussed the physical and mental benefits of hot and cold therapy, the importance of authentic connections, and the benefits of incorporating intentional breathing exercises and a morning routine into daily life. They also touched on the Wim Hof Method and the potential for ice baths and saunas to reduce stress and improve longevity.   7-Day Homework: Day 1: Try a hot and cold therapy session, such as a sauna followed by an ice bath. Pay attention to how your body feels before, during, and after the experience.Day 2: Practice intentional breathing exercises, such as box breathing or Wim Hof breathing. Notice how your breath affects your mind and body.Day 3: Connect with someone you care about in a meaningful way. Share your thoughts and feelings with them, and listen to them share theirs.Day 4: Start a morning routine that includes intentional breathing exercises, meditation, or journaling. Notice how your day goes differently when you start it off with intention.Day 5: Learn more about the Wim Hof Method and its potential benefits. If you're interested, try some of the exercises yourself.Day 6: Explore local wellness communities or activities in your city. Find a group of people who share your interests and connect with them.Day 7: Reflect on your week and how you've been incorporating the practices from this episode into your life. What changes have you noticed? What are you grateful for? Follow : Instagram: @mylesfarmer  LinkedIn: Myles Farmer Quotes: "Hot and cold therapy can improve your physical and mental health." "Breathwork can help you relax, de-stress, and improve your focus." "Creating authentic connections with others is essential for a happy and fulfilling life." "The most important thing is to be authentic and real in your conversations."
Ep 32: How to Thrive: 7 Step's To Successful Self-leadership W/ George Wilkinson
Apr 4 2023
Ep 32: How to Thrive: 7 Step's To Successful Self-leadership W/ George Wilkinson
In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest George Wilkinson, George Wilkinson’s mission to share with the world what he’s learnt, with the single aim of helping you make the most of your personal and professional capabilities. After leaving the Armed Services, George spent almost three decades working with organisations such as Sky, Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu, and the NHS, in strategic leadership, consulting, and training capacities. Through this experience and research, he formulated the seven critical, but practical, steps he needed to achieve his own fullest potential. Now, he shares these with you to help you achieve yours. Summary: George Wilkinson is a coach who works with men who have lost their motivation and feel lost in life and is an expert in self-leadership, embracing failure, and thriving in life. Andrew asks George to tell Some initial steps that the coach guided the speaker through including identifying limiting beliefs, creating a new vision for their life and career, and developing action plans to achieve their goals. George had a realization after experiencing severe back pain that led him to embark on a journey of self-discovery and eventually hire a coach. He reached out to the Tony Robbins movement as an introduction to the coaching world. George reached out to the Tony Robbins movement but ended up hiring a coach from the UK who helped him become self-aware through intense sessions, which eventually led to the idea of writing a book, which he pursued and got published. Andrew asks George to give a general overview of the seven steps in his book and to pick one to dive deeper into, possibly the one that provides the most aha moments. The core of the book is the seven steps, which were originally 12, and emotional mastery is the most important step because our emotions drive our behavior and actions, making it fundamental to gain control and awareness of them. Andrew asks about key practices to develop emotional mastery. Key practices for emotional mastery include developing emotional intelligence through awareness and regulation, setting boundaries, exercising, practicing mindfulness and meditation, taking responsibility for actions, and continuously learning and improving. Andrew and George discuss the importance of men being able to describe and assess their emotions and offer advice on how to become more self-aware and improve relationships. Men need to recognize and appreciate their emotions, be honest with themselves, and find ways to manage them, including sharing with trusted individuals. Self-mastery allows individuals to take control of their emotions and reactions to events, leading to a more empowered and positive mindset. Self-awareness and self-management lead to increased objectivity, healthier emotional regulation, and self-love, resulting in being one's own best friend. Andrew talks about applying the concept of love languages to oneself for building self-confidence and the need to avoid self-masochism. The podcast episode ends with the question, "What does it mean to be a man to you?" To George, being a man means taking ownership for one's life, taking responsibility, acknowledging strengths and weaknesses, understanding values and how they drive behavior, appreciating masculinity, and supporting others. Great conversation! It seems that George's book is available on Amazon, but it wasn't mentioned by title. Would you like me to search for the book and provide you with the information? George Wilkinson, a coach for men, shares his personal journey and the importance of being honest with oneself in order to improve relationships and overall well-being. Listeners can gain valuable insights and take the first steps towards self-leadership. Conclusion: In this podcast episode, George Wilkinson, a coach for men, highlights the significance of self-awareness and emotional mastery for men to thrive in life. He emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions, understanding values, and embracing masculinity to achieve personal growth and self-love. George's personal journey and his book's seven-step framework provide valuable insights and practical steps for men to embark on their journey toward self-leadership. Listeners are encouraged to take the first steps towards self-improvement and achieve a positive mindset by acknowledging their strengths and weaknesses and becoming their own best friend. 7-Day Homework: Day 1: Identify your limiting beliefs that are holding you back from achieving your goals.Day 2: Create a new vision for your life and career, and set specific goals to achieve it.Day 3: Develop emotional intelligence by practicing awareness and regulation of your emotions.Day 4: Set healthy boundaries in your personal and professional relationships.Day 5: Practice mindfulness and meditation to become more self-aware and improve emotional regulation.Day 6: Take responsibility for your actions and continuously learn and improve.Day 7: Appreciate your strengths and weaknesses, understand your values, and support others in their journey towards self-leadership. Follow : https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgedwilkinson https://www.georgewilkinson.co/ Quotes: “Identifying limiting beliefs is one of the initial steps towards self-leadership.”   “Emotional mastery is fundamental to gain control and awareness of our actions and behavior.“   “Self-awareness and self-management lead to increased objectivity, healthier emotional regulation, and self-love.“   “Being honest with oneself is crucial for improving relationships and overall well-being.“
Ep 31: How to Beat Imposter Syndrome and Master the Practice Mindset w/ Joe Cramond
Mar 29 2023
Ep 31: How to Beat Imposter Syndrome and Master the Practice Mindset w/ Joe Cramond
In this insightful episode, host Andrew welcomes Joe Crammond, a competitive bodybuilder, peak performance coach, and entrepreneur. They discuss various topics including overcoming insecurities, pushing oneself out of their comfort zone, and the importance of discipline in achieving success. Here are the top 10 key takeaways from their conversation:   Joe shares his difficult upbringing and how it taught him to overcome struggles and persevere. He explains his journey into competitive bodybuilding and the support he received from an ex-professional bodybuilder. Joe shares his relationship struggles while being a competitive athlete. To improve oneself, Joe suggests taking small steps, building discipline, staying active, and reducing toxic habits. The importance of goal-setting, journaling, and having role models for maintaining discipline is discussed. Joe shares his admiration for Arnold Schwarzenegger and his successful transition from bodybuilding to various ventures. He offers tips on setting a routine, exercising early in the morning, and avoiding the snooze button for maintaining discipline and motivation. Joe's current focus is on helping business owners, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders gain credibility and drive business through podcast appearances. They discuss imposter syndrome and how practice can improve communication skills and self-confidence. Joe offers advice on creating momentum and quick wins, including journaling, creating a structured life, incorporating exercise, and reaching your goals   7 Day Action Steps:    Get a journal and write down the person you want to become in the next year Create order in your life - even if it’s simply making your bed every day Exercise Every day - Even if it’s a walk in the morning.   Follow: https://www.instagram.com/joe_cramond/?hl=en https://www.pikkal.com