I had a blast filming this road to ripped show with renowned fat loss expert, Nate Miyaki! This hour long episode is an absolute gold mine of information and strategies to get chiseled without losing your sanity and all the while maximizing your performance in the gym and bedroom.
We go in-depth and talk about the core fundamentals to dropping body fat as effortlessly as possible. These include
- Calories & Macros
- Food Choices
- Meal Frequency & Distribution
- Calorie Cycling and Refeeds
Miyaki has a very unique approach to getting lean that really goes against the grain. He likes to incorporate intermittent fasting, paleo nutrition and strategic nightly carb meals to fuel high intensity training and support performance. This eating style and pattern kicks butt for getting lean, training hard and sleeping like a baby at night. You’ll also notice how focused you are during the day when you save most of your carbs for dinner. Nate Miyaki has a great in-depth program called Intermittent Feast, which I’ve used and highly recommend.
Exercise and Supplements
We also discuss Nate’s approach in regards to exercise and supplementation. Nate believes that diet alone should take care of 80% of fat loss and training should predominately be designed for building muscle and increasing performance. Some low intensity activity can be utilized to assist with fat loss. In terms of supplements, Nate doesn’t take them! He feels that with a proper diet, you can get all of your nutrients from whole foods and added supplements are not necessary and generally overhyped. I tend to agree with him and use a limited selection of supplements to make up for nutrient deficiencies in my diet These include; vitamin d, fish oils and calcium/magnesium. Compared to most gym goers this is considered minimal.
Nate, Chris and I all happen to share a strong passion for Ben Stiller comedies. If you watch the entire episode you will be guaranteed to catch a few Derick Zoolander and White Goodman references.
Road to Ripped Podcast
You can download the other podcast episodes on itunes for free – here. Christopher Walker and I have been doing weekly podcast episodes since the beginning of 2013 and will be continuing these indefinitely! With each podcast we cover different aspects of fitness, nutrition and psychology that will give you the tools to tackle your goals with ease. In addition, listening to a weekly hour long fitness podcast will help keep you dedicated and committed to leading a fit and healthy lifestyle. You can listen to them while driving your car, going for a walk or what have you. The hour will fly and before you know it, you’ll be armed with invaluable information and motivation.