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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... 

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,... 

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... 

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... 

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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