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#105 – Perkii – Matt Kowal

  Perkii is the latest and greatest probiotic drink on the market. On today’s episode we interview the CEO of Perkii, Matt Kowal and find out the ins and outs of the product.   Perkii the super drink with 5 different flavours is refreshing and incredibly healthy. Matt explains the reason it surpasses other probiotic drinks is due to... 

#104 – SUGAR

On this episode Matty and Stacey have got together a whole heap of studies to bring the truth about sugar to you.   How much sugar is too much sugar? Is one drink of soft drink a day really that harmful? How sugar effects your testosterone levels and so much more.   Find Stacey @bubbly_stace @thechieflife   Find Matty... 

#103 – Better Than Steroids – Dr Warren Willey

Dr Willey is a Osteopathic Physician who operates out of Idaho, USA. He works with athletes from all realms including, MMA, CrossFit, Bodybuilding, NFL, and many more.   Dr Willey takes the outlook that aesthetics are a byproduct of health. If you want to look good and maintain looking good then you had better dial every aspect of your... 

#102 – Matt Walrath – Beyond Macros

Matt Walrath is the owner of Beyond macros, a nutrition company operating out of Venice beach, California.   This is a pretty nutrition based podcast where The Chiefs get to compare notes with Matt on past experiences of wins and failures with members of their communities. They dive into carb and fat adapting and how to figure out which... 

#101 – Caffeine!

  Join Matty and Stace as they dive a little deeper into the how the body tolerates caffeine. They talk about both the pros and cons to drinking caffeine and explain the best protocol for you to take an individualised approach to figuring out how you deal with caffeine.   Matty and Stace firstly reveal how much caffeine is... 

TCL Podcast Ep.97 – Torian Pro 2017

This weeks episodes is a mix of mini interviews whilst at the Torian Pro. The Pro is quickly becoming one of the country’s top events outside of the CrossFit sanctioned events. This year Harriet Roberts and Royce Dunne took out the individual victories.   On this episode you will hear from athelets and coaches from the international stage.  ... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 91 – Shannon Brenton – Performance, Nutrition & The Truth To Ketones (Part 2)

  This is Part 2 with Shannon Brenton. Shannon is the owner of PSE Supplements, a Clinical Nutritionist and Naturopath that specialises in chronic sickness and optimising human performance.   This week is all about the performance. Shannon dives into his experiences of working with NRL teams, Professional Boxers, Adventure racers, CrossFitters and more.   Shannon also dives into... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 90 – Shannon Brenton – A Clinicians approach, Free Supps & Why You Need Cell Charge in Your Life

This week we have Shannon Brenton on the show. Shannon is the owner of PSE Supplements, a Clinical Nutritionist and Naturopath that specialises in chronic sickness and optimising human performance. We’ve split this episode into 2 parts as Shannon has a wealth of knowledge that we were exposed to.   Although Shannon had the life he always dreamed of... 

TCL Episode 87 – Carl Paoli – Freestyle Connection

Carl Paoli was a competitive gymnast. After finishing up his gymnastics career in 2000 due to frustrations around injuries. Carl moved into action sports such as snowboarding and wake boarding and realised that there was a massive transfer of skills from gymnastics to all sports. This re-sparked the fire in Carl’s belly and led him back into training.  ... 

TCL Ep. 85 – Brian Mackenzie – The Art Of Breath

Brian Mackenzie is a world-renowned strength and conditioning expert and the innovator of the endurance, strength and conditioning paradigm. He has studied altitude and hypoxic training for over 10 years, and has run the Western States 100 and is a finisher of the Angeles Crest 100-mile endurance run. He authored the book “Power Speed Endurance”, which specialises in using movement as a diagnostic... 

TCL Ep. 83 – Dr. Andy Galpin – Genetic testing, Muscle Fibres and The Top Supplements For Muscle Performance!

Dr. Andy Galpin runs the human performance lab out of the University of Southern California. Dr. Andy Galpin and his team spend their efforts diving into sports performance. Diving into the deepest levels of the cell molecular level of muscles and how they react to different stimuli. Does it make you bigger, faster and or stronger? Dr. Andy Galpin... 

TCL Ep. 82 The Ins And Outs Of An Online Business

This week we are interviewed by our friends from NXT LVL. Nat (from NXT LVL) has incredible questions which generate an amazing conversation. We dive deep into why we do what we do. How the business runs and what our biggest goals and aspirations are. What We use at The Chief Life to check in and make sure we’re heading... 

TCL Ep. 81 – Jami Tikkanen – The Training Plan

This week we are joined by Jami Tikkanen of The Training Plan. Jami is probably best known for his coaching of CrossFit Games athlete and 2 times Fittest woman on earth for 2011, 2012, Annie Thorisdottir. Throughout the episode you will hear exactly why Jami coaches champions!   Jami comes from a background in martial arts and breakdancing before... 

TCL Ep. 80 – The Mind Muscle Project

This week we interview Lachlan Rowston and Raph Freedman from The Mind Muscle Project. These boys are part owners of CrossFit Creature in Sydney where they have 3 locations. Raph also is part owner in Peak chocolate. Together they have their energy spread over a various platter of things to do with the health and fitness realm.   The... 

5 Reasons to Quit Coffee

  I, probably like you, didn’t want to give up coffee. I just love the taste of a good coffee. It was a part of my daily routine. I didn’t even get that big a kick from it but I just enjoyed my coffee time. So, why did I give up coffee for the last month?   There are... 

6 Tips To Better Sleep

Set your morning alarm to allow you a multiple of 90 minute sleep cycles, minimum of 4, i.e. 6, 7.5 or 9 hours of sleep a night 8 hours is a myth, a human sleep cycle is takes roughly 90 minutes (will vary between individuals). Therefore if you’re to sleep 8 hours you’ll actually be waking mid cycle and... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 77- JP Sears – How To Be Ultra Spiritual

This week we’re joined by JP Sears. This is a super funny yet insightful episode. JP is super playful and hilarious with his approach to bringing awareness to the world.   JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, YouTuber, author, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 76 – Amon Woulfe – Out Of Your Mind

This week we’re excited to bring you Amon Woulfe. Amon is a mindset performance coach who works with professional sports teams, corporate sectors, military and more. He is part of the team that worked with The NRL team Rabbitohs the year they won the premiership and is currently working with The Adelaide Crows. Amon comes from a diverse background,... 

Should I be Taking a Pre-Workout Supplement?

Pre-workout supplements come in many variations, nearly all of them are caffeine containing and usually at ridiculous overdosed amounts. They may also contain other supplements such as Beta Alanine, Creatine, BCAA’s and a mix of others.   So why is caffeine a staple in pre-workouts? Examine.com released the below statement:   ‘Caffeine is a powerful stimulant, and it can... 

What’s this hype about Macros?

Macronutrients are the types of food groups you consume. They include Protein (animals and animal products alongside vegetarian and vegan protein options), carbohydrates (plant based products like fruit and vegetables, grains and sugars) and fats (nuts, oils, seeds, coconut, olives and avocado) We consume protein to help rebuild, restore and replenish our muscles. This is especially important for those... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 69 – Andreas Gloor – Reebok Australia

This week we catch up with Andreas Gloor who is the Sports Marketing Manager of Reebok South East Asian and Pacific Regions. Andreas looks after the relationship with athletes within CrossFit, UFC, Les Mills, and Spartan Race.   We talk all things Reebok from how they go about upgrading their products, though to the ethos of the company and... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 68- What’s Your Relationship With Food? – The Chief Life Team

This week is with Stacey and Matty answering your questions. We cover all things around about emotional eating, the psychology of eating, cheat/treat meals, training and nutrition whilst being sick, self sabotage, dealing with enablers, periodising nutrition with your training, training for performance vs. aesthetics, keeping on track whilst on holidays and much more!   We also have a... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 67 – Oliver Wilson – Psychology & Mindset, Ketogenic Diet and Raising Cognitive Function and Awareness!

This Week we interview Oliver Wilson. Ollie works for CrossFit Head Quarters on the Level 1 and 2 Seminar Team. As part of the team he’s been fortunate enough to travel the world coaching people how to be a better CrossFit Trainer!   Ollie’s in his final year at University and is studying Psychology. He’s currently working on his... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 65 – James Hobart – 8 Year CrossFit Games Veteran (3x individual, 5x Team)

James Hobart is an eight-year CrossFit Games veteran (three individual, five team), James Hobart is the only athlete to have competed on two different Affiliate Cup Champion teams (CrossFit New England: 2011, CrossFit Mayhem Freedom: 2015, 2016). After starting CrossFit in 2009, Hobart joined the CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff in 2010, and is now a Certified CrossFit Level... 

To Eliminate or to Get the Tests done?

To Eliminate or to Get the Tests done? In Australia, we are seeing a rising epidemic of intolerances and auto-immune diseases that are caused by food. There are foods that cause inflammation within the body and creating an unfavourable reaction to the victim’s body in forms of rashes, acne, psoriasis or eczema, bloating, blocked airways, diarrhoea, lack of concentration... 

3 Steps To Becoming A Better Chief

3 Steps To Becoming A Better Chief To gain ‘Chief Status’ of any kind you need to be the best version of yourself that you can be for that position. The chief executive of a company has to lead from the front, showing initiative, being wise and smart, with business direction and delegation to succeed. The chief of a... 

5 Fatty Foods to Increase Brain Function

Did you know that foods containing fats can improve your brain function? In fact, our brains are composed of 60 percent fat. So, it doesn’t really come as a surprise that fuelling it with fats would make it function better. It’s said that a diet high in monounsaturated fats can also increase the body’s production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 60 – Dr Joe Tatta – Heal Your Pain Now!

Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues. Dr. Joe drops some great knowledge bombs throughout this podcast. He explains the difference between acute and chronic pain, the brain and pain and how mentally you could... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 54 – Pip Malone – Representing Australia In 5 Different Sports

This week we have Pip Malone, Australian representative in 5 different sports such as; Trampoline & Power Tumbling, Canoe Slalom, Weightlifting, CrossFit and has also competed internationally in The Grid League.   Pip, obviously a talented and hard working athlete, explains her loves and struggles with being a professional athlete. Whilst co-owning an affiliate, studying criminology in government and... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 50 – Tony Blauer – Know Fear!

This week we have Tony Blauer of Spear Defense Systems, CrossFit Specialty Course Spear, and Spear for self-defense specialists, martial artists & safety experts!   Tony quickly explains he’s cautious of how he explains how he teaches due to people getting on their high horse in regards to a “self-defense” course in one day. Tony always says “Don’t hate... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 45- Sheridan Genrich – Better Brain Health

This week we have Sheridan Genrich, Naturopath and owner of Better Brain Health. Sheridan is passionate about helping busy people live life with energy and excitement by correcting the chemical imbalances in the brain, that most people don’t even realise they have.   Sheridan’s practice is grounded in cutting edge research on brain nutrition. She’s seen intelligent women who... 

3 Easy steps to Drop The Christmas Holiday Body Fat

Swap out the dense and excessive carbohydrates for fruit and vegetables. Dense carbohydrates fall into the category of man made food products. For instance foods like bread, cereal and pasta are not a natural food. They are a mix of ingredients put together in a kitchen or factory. If you’re wanting to lose the excess body fat you should... 

5 Easy Habits to Kick Start Your Fat Loss Journey…

Start taking 1-3 grams of fish oil every night before bed; Aim to eat a balanced breakfast within an hour of waking up each morning, or immediately after training if you are an early riser (i.e. 5am CrossFit class); Drink at least 2-3 litres of water filteredthroughout each day; Swap milky coffees for decaf long blacks and decaffeinated herbal... 

5 Essential Kitchen Utensils

5 Essential Kitchen Utensils… Meal prep requires effort and a dedication to yourself in wanting to achieve what you’ve set out to achieve. There are definitely ways to make life easier in the kitchen… Here are 5 of my favourite and absolutely essential kitchen items that make meal prep in bulk much faster and easier! Slow cooker/crockpot This is... 

5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Body Fat

5 Reasons you’re not losing body fat! The Western culture is a fat culture with 100 fad diets. Everyone is always looking for the secret to being “lean and sexy”. The truth is there are no shortcuts. Any pill that they create to cut fat isn’t going to break your habits that got you to where you are in the... 

5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Weekly Food Shop

5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Weekly Food Shop We get that eating healthy nutritious meat, vegetables and fruit can be expensive but there are ways to make it more cost effective and remember – in the long run, you will benefit from fuelling your body right! Most importantly, use a shopping list – this ensures you leave... 

Addicted to the Scales

During a weight loss program or dieting plan, people think that it is important to have a daily weigh in… I strongly disagree and I’m going to explain why! Take John Smith* for example. He insists on weighing himself daily at the beginning of every gym session to check his progress. After weighing himself one day and not losing as much weight as he’d... 

Are You Lacking Libido?

Are you a male lacking sex drive? Even worse are you below the age of 30? If this is you there a things you need to put in place straight away to make sure you keep producing testosterone and keep your man features. People have become precious in this day and age and with that comes a certain ease... 

Banded Leg Curls

Banded leg curls are a great exercise for building up muscle, tendon and ligament Strength. Add 100-200 banded leg curls to your accessaries work 2-5 times a week for at leaf 4 weeks to see some great improvements in your posterior strength.

Catching Up With The Members – Joel Hudson

Catching Up With The Members – Joel Hudson  Question 1: Where do you train and how long have you been training for?  My Wife and I own And run CrossFit Never Say Never and NSN Powerlifting. All my training gets done there. I have been doing CrossFit for 4 years and started Powerlifting in Feb 2015. I played baseball... 

Ditch the Excessive Carbs!

It’s quite often found that an overweight individual is given advice of from their doctor or medical practitioner to consume more carbohydrates and less fat. For example, people with high cholesterol get told to keep whole grain bread in their diet for fibre and to make sure they start making “healthy” decisions, like having no butter or “low cholesterol”... 

Focusing on the Negatives!

Shit happens. At times you won’t be able to control what food you eat. Some days you won’t be able to train, however what matters is that you don’t dwell on these ‘negatives’ and that the focus is always on getting back to the positives. Now don’t fool yourself out of your eating/training regime by telling yourself ‘you’ve worked... 

Game Day Nutrition

GAME DAY NUTRITION With local CrossFit comps popping up weekly, we are getting plenty of questions about what to do when competing? What nutritional changes should you make for the day? First of all we don’t want you to change a whole heap. You shouldn’t be trying any new energy drinks or pre-work out concoctions on these days, nor... 

Healthy Hints for Christmas

With Christmas just literally days away we wanted to give out some information to help you to make healthier choices this Christmas. Now obviously it’s a time of celebration and time to let your hair down, however this can be done with healthier alternatives to just the usual Christmas binge. With the array of common desserts available every Christmas... 

Hunger

Hungry? When people change to a new way of eating – for example “The Chief Life” meal plans – they may find it takes a while to get into a new routine. We also find that old myths and misconceptions seem to stick in people’s minds leading them to starve themselves, skip meals or avoid fats thinking they are... 

Integrity

Integrity is defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. It is doing what you say you’re going to do when you say you’re going to do it. Most of the time peoples integrity to one another is great. However, a lot of the time ones self integrity is awful. Take a good hard look... 

Is Sugar Really the Devil?

There really aren’t many benefits to eating sugar, whether it be added table sugar to your coffee or fruit sugars added to the processed foods you eat – there is nothing that great about sugar no matter what form it comes in! The main thing to remember is that it’s not fat that makes you fat… it’s SUGAR that makes... 

Keeping on Track

Keeping On Track.   We all tend to put restraints and restrictions on foods and dive into these diets at some point in our lives. With restricting yourself from all of the delicious foods comes either incredible self control or a ridiculous amount of guilt when you break the restrictions. The other side of this is you’re incredibly healthy... 

Mindset

Let’s talk about Mindset. The human body is an amazing machine. It’s capable of pushing limits never thought to be possible. Look at sporting history. We see world records getting broken every year across the broad spectrum of the sporting world. Some may argue that the use of drugs is the only reason for the continuation, so to counter... 

Organic

Is Organic Better For Me? What does Organic REALLY mean? Should I be eating organic food? If it’s organic does it mean it is all good for me? There are some myths and misconceptions that need to be ironed out… What is the Definition of Organic? The basic principle of organic farming is to create the greatest amount of... 

Processed Carbohydrates Versus “REAL” Whole One Ingredient Foods

Processed carbohydrates cause a PRO-INFLAMMATORY response in the body, meaning that they increase inflammation. Eating these foods causes a chain reaction that I like to call “THE DOMINO EFFECT”. What are processed carbohydrates? These are the unfavourable carbohydrates that contain high amounts of refined sugar and flour. This includes all the bland starchy man made foods including bread, pasta, rice,... 

The Magic is in The Movement

The Magic is in The Movement by Stacey Harris, BSc (Nutr) Hons. Co-founder of The Chief Life I have borrowed this beautiful caption from the famous Greg Glassman quote – he is the founder and CEO of CrossFit, Inc. It is such a wonderful way to capture how important movement really is. When people think about movement, they normally... 

The Results Match The Effort

The results match the effort. There’s no such thing as the easy or fast way to achieve your performance or aesthetics goals. We have provided you all with the correct levels and amounts for eating however without following it with the correct foods and quantities, the results do not come. Surprised? Well you shouldn’t be. You can be clean... 

They’re Just As Human As You

While in the States on holidays I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of the top dogs within CrossFit from both ends of the spectrum. Those high up in HQ, as well as some of the best athletes from around the world. Multiple years games athletes, from both female and male categories. I tell you what… They look... 

Why Balance Macros?

Why is it important to balance your macros at every meal and snack? Think of each meal and snack as a puzzle –> every time you eat, have a protein, a carbohydrate and a fat. We need protein every time we eat to provide essential amino acids that cannot be made in the body and must be obtained through... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 37- The Torian Pro with Tia-Clair Toomey, Zeke Grove, Ricky Garard, Pip Malone & Gene Suna

This episode is a few small snippets from the Torian Pro this past weekend.   Join Matty as he has short interviews with: Tia-Clair Toomey Zeke Groves Ricky Garard Pip Malone Gene Suna   You Can Find These Guests Tia-Clair Toomey: Instagram @tiaclair1 Zeke Grove: Instagram @zekegrove   Ricky Garard: Instagram @rickygarard   Pip Malone: Instagram @pip_malone   Gene... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 34- Lance Kelly & Mark Sicard from Paleoethics – Peptides, Vegetarianism and Cancer!

This episode is jam-packed. These two have come from different walks of life, however have been brought together by the amazing company they both work for and represent. Paleoethics is a young, health conscious company in Canada producing some of the purest supplements on the market. The boys explain how most of their products have been in formulation and... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 31 – Darren Coughlan – Give’m Cold Steel

Darren Coughlan is an OG within the Australian CrossFit community. He owns and runs CrossFit Newcastle, which was the 3rd registered affiliate in Australia. Darren is also the man behind the beast ‘Give’m Cold Steel’ which is an online physical training program business, boasting CrossFit Games athletes such as Pip Malone, Zeke Grove and Madeline Sturt. Although one of... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 30- Scott McGee – The Sisu Way

This week we’re joined by Scott McGee. Scott plays many roles in his life, probably most known for co-hosting on The Wodcast Podcast, however we get to see the real Scott McGee as we dive into fatherhood, being a detective and working in the L.A Swat Department.   Once we get over the cultural differences and hidden secrets of... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 22- Shaun O’Gorman – P.T.S.D, FocusWOD & The Strong Life Project

Shaun O’Gorman of FocusWOD and The Strong Life Project joined us on the show. Both of these are businesses designed to help people overcome and deal with mental issues/states of mind. FocusWOD is based on mindset specifically for CrossFit. It’s all about your focus, drive, commitment, fears, doubts and insecurities and how you can reason with yourself using these... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 21 – Damon Kelly – Olympic Weightlifting

Damon Kelly joined us the week after the Olympic qualifiers in Fiji. We talk all things weight lifting from qualifying spots, rules, competing for the Country, and gaining strength and flexibility for the sport. Damon is a 2 times Olympic games and 3 times Commonwealth Games Competitor in Weightlifting. Taking out bronze, silver and gold over the course of... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 20 – Zeke Grove – CrossFit Games Bound

This week we’re joined by first time CrossFit Games Athlete Zeke Grove. Since Zeke’s debut at Regionals he has always been an incredibly threatening athlete, placing within the top 10 in 2014 & 2015. This year Zeke proved his potential and placed 4th, earning himself a spot at the 2016 CrossFit Games Zeke’s an incredibly humble being who likes... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 18 – Ed Morrison – M.C’ing Regionals, working for Norcal, CrossFit in China and many little insights…

Ed Morrison has been M.C at the Pacific Regionals for the past 2 years. Ed being a very humble person explains his beginnings in CrossFit. Decking out his parents backyard in Melbourne and following whatever programming he desired for the day. Ed explains how he seemed to fall into all of his adventures, however you can hear throughout his... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 13 – Hangstrong Gymnastics

This week we’re joined by Hangstrong Gymnastics coaching staff Thomas Pichler and Jimmy Whybird. The Boys along side Natan Geva founded Hangstrong gymnastics and have been offering gymnastics courses directed at CrossFit gymnastics and have hosted seminars around Australia and Asia Ever since. Jimmy has been in CrossFit for 9 years and with a university degree in exercise science... 

TCL Podcast Ep.11- Gav Crown – Aussie Strength, CrossFit Level 1 Seminar Staff, Sports Nutrition for a high level athlete and much more…

In this episode we’re joined by Gav Crown, Co-owner of Aussie Strength, Level 1 Seminar Staff, competitive swimmer, fighter, weightlifter and CrossFitter. With Gav’s vast experiences in varying sports you could say it was an easy progression from A to B. Although he may be somewhat of a natural athlete, things didn’t come easy to Gav. He gives us... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 9 – CrossFit Never Say Never & Commonwealth Powerlifting Sub Junior Champion

What does it take to break 6 Australian Records in powerlifting? This week on the podcast we interview the Commonwealth Junior Powerlifting champion Isabella Devetak And her Coach/Step dad Joel Hudson at their Gym CrossFit Never Say Never. They take us through their recent experiences of the Commonwealth championships in Canada including the training in the lead up, the... 

TCL Podcast Ep. 8 – Caveman Kitchen

Ever had a thought of starting a business but just been to scared to take the plunge? This week on The Chief Life Podcast we interview Dave and Abbey, the founders of Caveman Kitchen. These guys are amazing. The business idea came about one Sunday breakfast and within 2 weeks the caveman kitchen beast had begun. They take us... 

TCL Podcast Ep.4 – Eating For Results

Join The Chief Life Team as they break down eating for results to match your performance in the gym or to match your ideal healthy lifestyle. They cover over the process fat loss, improving energy and gaining muscle as well as a few case studies to match the results.

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