EP07: Moving, Feeling and Performing Better With A 5-10 Minute Daily Investment with Max Shank


Max Shank’s simple yet effective training and life philosophy caught my eye a while back, but it wasn’t until I started applying it that I really noticed its power – especially when it comes to movement, strength and performance. Instead of starting my day with my usual morning routine, I started plugging in his “5 Minutes of Flow” and found myself feeling better because of it. I also hit a number of lifting PR’s 3 weeks later.

The core of Max’s philosophy is creating a foundation where you can safely build strength, power and endurance without breaking down your body. In other words, the name of the game improvement, durability and longevity.

Many of us pursue improving our body and performance at the expense of our health. But what if you can build muscle, lose fat, and increase performance without having to sacrifice your life, sanity or body?

In this episode Max explains his philosophy to training through the lens of economics, and simplifies how you can get great results doing the right things for you – strategies that will not only make you fit, but also make you happier and healthier.


  • How Max’s frustration with the fitness industry inspired him to start a movement that seems too simple to work, but gets results backed by science and real-world case studies (including one from myself)
  • The one trick that gets you to do things you don’t want to do, but gets you results (every time) **This is so simple you’ll wonder why you haven’t been using it all along
  • How something completely different, like playing the guitar can actually help you with your body, getting your workout in, or even getting a project done that you’ve been stuck with
  • The secret Leonardo Da Vinci figured out that will help you carry over skill-sets from one things to another, and how to apply it in your life
  • What the “amateur’s gift” is and how you can excel at something (in a fraction of the time) following these rules
  • How “5-Minutes of Flow” can help create options in your life and help you figure out what you want to do
  • Why both Max and I are fans of Zumba for the majority of people when it comes starting their fitness journey, and how many people in the industry discourage people from starting (even though they are trying to help)
  • The program that will help build a foundation so that you’re able to answer “YES” to questions like, “Hey, do you want to do [insert any sport or activity]?”
  • How Max created programs that get serious results through the lens of economics, and why you should consider learning economics if you want to improve your time management, fitness performance, relationships and career
  • The two things that are missing in schools that could change your future and why it’s important to build these skill-sets
  • The “Marshmallow Experiment” and how it determines your chances of success in the future
  • Why modern fitness marketing is a hoax that creates unreal expectations and a cycle that hurts your health, life and mindset
  • The myth of the “before and after” picture and why it isn’t helping convince people that you (and your gym) can help them achieve their body transformation goals, and the one strategy you can use (right now) to help people believe in you AND themselves
  • Why small daily actions are the “secret” to getting you all the BIG things you want in your life
  • How one small action can amplify the rest of your day (just like throwing a snowball down a hill can create an avalanche)


Max Shank – Better Every Day
Ultimate Athleticism – Zero To Hero Guide To Strength, Health and Flexibility
BookEducation of Millionaires: Everything You Don’t Learn In College in How To Be Successful  (Michael Ellsberg)
BookThe Power of Habit – Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business (Charles Duhhig)
5 Minute Flow

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EP06: Why You Have Cardio All Wrong And How It Can Save Your Life (3 Things You Can Start Today) with Joel Jamieson


What if the world’s top conditioning expert told you that one of the missing links to your results (no matter your goal) was cardio? Would you change it?

Joel Jamieson joins me to talk about…

  • How he went from training football players and strength athletes to the humbling realization that he didn’t know a whole lot about conditioning
  • How he used that realization to become one of the top conditioning experts in the world
  • Why in many ways cardio training is still in the dark ages, and how most people just do it on the side with no goal or true way to measure their results.

In this episode we dive deep into how cardio affects movement and why movement screens don’t matter if you don’t pay attention to ________ . We also discuss how your brain is the most important aspect of cardio, and why more is not always better.

After listening to this episode you’ll be able to take action on the 3 things you can do NOW to improve you training program by implementing cardio into it the RIGHT way.


  • How Joel went from being a high level strength coach to the realization that he didn’t know as much as he thought he did about conditioning
  • The legend that Joel open his gym next to that helped him warp speed his knowledge of conditioning in MMA, and the secret lesson you can take from it
  • Why “cardio” is still somewhat in the stone ages when it comes to mainstream fitness, and what you can do to accelerate your knowledge of it within weeks
  • The reason movement screens won’t help your program if you don’t pay attention to what happens when you’re _______
  • Why your brain is the most important factor in conditioning and how you can use this tip to improve all your training
  • The 3 simple steps you can take (right now) to take your conditioning (and any other training-related goal) to the next level
  • The secret sauce that may also be the missing link in your training program that has NOTHING to do with being in the gym
  • How planes, helicopters and Russian bathhouses might be your missing link to getting stronger, faster and more conditioned
  • And the two things Joel is excited about that are going to change the fitness industry for good.


8 Weeks Out
The BioForce Certified Conditioning Course
Ultimate MMA Conditioning Book
Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance

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EP05: Two Coaches, Two Transformations, 50 lbs of Muscle Gained, 30 lbs of Fat Lost – And The Mindset Behind Success with Theo Bowie and Cody McBroom


Do you have a goal of transforming your body? Are you looking to lose body fat, improve your energy levels and increase strength? Are you looking to put on a lot of muscle because you’re frustrated with being skinny?

If you’ve ever worked towards a particular transformation goal, how have you felt when you’ve started to achieve that goal only to hit a plateau or fall off of your fitness plan all together?

In this podcast I talk with coach Theo Bowie and Cody McBroom about their transformations and how it inspired them to become coaches that help others finally breakthrough, transform and keep the results they’re after for good.

Both coaches have undergone personal transformations on opposite ends of the spectrum: One gained 50 lbs of muscle, while the other dropped 30 lbs of body fat (while also adding muscle). Both of these results were over the course of 12-18 months.

Discover mindsets, strategies and tips that you can apply TODAY that will help you along your transformation journey.


  • The simple steps that can completely change your body in a year, and how to apply this “secret sauce” to all areas of your life
  • How you can put on slabs of quality muscle, not just weight, without having to bring a calculator with you everywhere you go (to calculate your macros)
  • How changing your body can positively affect all other areas of your life – from your career, relationships and confidence, to money and purpose
  • How the “Cody No Back” program helped Cody build a powerful back and ad some serious strength to all of his pulls
  • How anger and frustration can be the best fuel to achieve your goals, and how knowing when/who to use this strategy with is can make or break your results
  • The difference between “what you do” and “who you become”
  • The ONE thought that can completely change the direction you’re going and give you back the power you need to achieve everything that you want to
  • How to break free from the cycle of caring what other people think
  • How sharing your struggle(s) will allow you to better connect with people, and help them achieve great things in their life
  • How trying to be positive all of the time can create the “Positivity Trap” – and the negative effects that can have on your life
  • An exciting new way to stop yourself from getting into a spiral of negativity when bad things happen
  • The trick that will help you overcome anxiety (which will not only help you overcome anxiety, it will help you get more done!)
  • Why you should get a dog (Tyson, the dog, makes a special appearance)


Vigor Ground Fitness
The Pack Fitness Business
Warrior X
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel
Boom Boom Performance 

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