Welcome to the Smarter Sculpted Physique Podcast Website
Welcome to the Smarter Sculpted Physique Podcast Website
Episode 62. Using Metabolic Circuits for Fat Loss

Episode 62. Using Metabolic Circuits for Fat Loss

Are there alternatives to traditional cardio for fat-burning and metabolic optimization? In this episode we discuss Scott’s use of metabolic circuits of various kinds: when, why, and how, plus the history of their development.

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Episode 60. Deferred Gratification and Task-Oriented Thinking

Episode 60. Deferred Gratification and Task-Oriented Thinking

You have a big, long-term goal that will take time. You can’t do it all at once. You can only do what you can do right now. So, how do you do that? Since Mike recently finished a long process of completing his PhD, we figured we’d talk about deferred gratification and task-oriented thinking in the face of those long-term goals that can seem overwhelming if you try to think about the whole thing.

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Episode 56. The Best Diet and Fat Loss Habits When You Have a LOT of Weight to Lose

Episode 56. The Best Diet and Fat Loss Habits When You Have a LOT of Weight to Lose

Today our topic is the best diet and fat loss strategies or habits for when you want to lose a LOT of weight, like 40 lbs., 50 lbs., or more. You’re starting at square one, it can feel a bit daunting. Experts might say stuff like “start small, focus on the longterm,” but even though that’s good advice, it’s hard to follow. If oyu want to lose the wieght you want it gone–yesterday. but rushing things just leads to unhealthy behaviors.

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Episode 55. Snacking, Binging, Emotional Eating and Exercises to Help You HEAL

Episode 55. Snacking, Binging, Emotional Eating and Exercises to Help You HEAL

This episode began with a real and raw letter from a potential client who suffers from binge eating, but who agreed to let us share her letter on the show. For those dealing with these issues right now, please do visit: scottabelfitness.com/foodissues to get a few specific, helpful exercises sent to you (journaling prompts, self-investigation questionnaires, etc.).

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Episode 53. Alwyn Cosgrove on Execution and Delivering Results

Episode 53. Alwyn Cosgrove on Execution and Delivering Results

Alwyn Cosgrove came on to discuss training strategy and program design, and especially some of the most absurd trends in the industry. Key themes were about delivering real results, relentlessly cutting chaff and extraneous fat, getting to the real core actions that will deliver results, and doing those things incredible well.

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Episode 52. Krista Scott Dixon on Power vs. Empowerment in the Fitness Industry

Episode 52. Krista Scott Dixon on Power vs. Empowerment in the Fitness Industry

Today we were joined by Krista Scott-Dixon, who shared her wisdom, advice, and expertise regarding food, body image issues, and fitness, especially as it relates to women’s issues and gender. Discussions got pretty theory-heavy, but it was all excellent, relevant stuff if you’re involved in body or physique transformation in any way.

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Episode 50. JC Santana and Functional Training

Episode 50. JC Santana and Functional Training

J.C. Santana joined us to discuss functional training, program design, and some of the myths and biases that exist in the fitness industry. Scott has respected J. C. for a long, long time, having come across his book, The Essence of Program Design, just as Scott was leaving the bodybuilding world.

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Episode 49. Mathew Park, the Peak Mindset and the Inner Game

Episode 49. Mathew Park, the Peak Mindset and the Inner Game

We had Mathew Park of the Peak Mindset podcast on to talk about what a “peak mindset” really is, and how mastering your inner game can help you with the outer game stuff as well. Mathew is a motivational fitness speaker, a performance business coach, and a WBNF pro natural bodybuilder. He is the founder of INBF Canada and Vice President of RE7, a caffeine-free, all-natural sports drink. Mathew helps trainers and folks in the fitness industry master their inner game, their focus, and their long-term goals.

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Episode 47. The Art and Science of Program Design

Episode 47. The Art and Science of Program Design

With the launch of Scott’s Program Design Masterclass at programdesignmasterclass.com, we figured we would just do an episode all about what program design really is: why Scott believes there is an art and a science to it, what good programs look like, what bad program LACK, and that sort of thing. We mention a few specific exercise sequences and programs, scenarios, and what factors affect Scott’s program design decisions.

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Episode 46. Dangerous Workouts

Episode 46. Dangerous Workouts

On the heels of several university athletes being hospitalized because of the intensity of their workouts, Scott and Kevin ranted a wee bit about some of the most dangerous strategies that are currently popular in the fitness industry.

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Episode 44. Metabolism, Muscle, and Fat Loss with Vince Del Monte

Episode 44. Metabolism, Muscle, and Fat Loss with Vince Del Monte

We continued our discussion with Vince Del Monte, this time spending a lot more time talking about metabolism, and especially the relationship between metabolism and muscle gain. Most people talk about metabolism only with respect to fat loss, but it’s important to emphasize how muscle support metabolism, which in turn supports fat loss. At the same time, you want to optimize or prime a metabolism in order to gain muscle.

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