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John Fawkes

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Creatine Before vs After Workouts, Stretching Overrated, Caffeine Placebo w. John Fawkes (ep 39)

Holistic Nootropics

This episode with John Fawkes is all about optimizing fitness.  John and I discuss simple fitness hacks that can boost your workout results and the overall mind-body connection 📕📓 Full show notes at https://holisticnootropics.com/johnfawkes Remember to Subscribe 🔔 and Review! Get Your Free Sample of Alpha Brain @ https://holisticnootropics.com/recommends/alphabrain-freetrial/ -------------------------------------------------------------------Get The FREE Holistic Nootropics Supplement Buying Guide @ HolisticNootropics.com ---------------------------------------------------------------- Join the Holistic Nootropics Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/holisticnootropics 📼 Topics Discussed 📼 💎 Stretching overrated 💎 Listening to Loud music could be as effective as warming up 💎 Pre-Workout protein 💎 Caffeine as a pre-workout 💎 The volume of training is the impetus of muscle growth 💎 Creatine 5g 2x/day is highly effective 💎 Creatine absorbs post-workout + sugar 💎 Caffeine can interfere w. Absorption of creatine 💎 Vitamin D3, Fish oil, Zinc, 💎 Zinc taste test 💎 Magnesium glycinate, Mg Threonate


1 Jun 2021

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129: Why ‘Evidence-Based’ Information Provides the Best Health Tips - with John Fawkes

BiOptimizers - Awesome Health Podcast

Are you getting your health and fitness information from trusted sources? Our host, Wade Lightheart, talks with one of the fittest globetrotters you will ever meet in this episode - John Fawkes - who lives the “digital nomad” lifestyle. John travels the world while serving as the editor-in-chief of the health and fitness website The Unwinder.com - a place where health-conscious people can find reviews and articles on health and fitness products, services and trends.  What separates The Unwinder from most other fitness websites is how all their reviews, tips, and advice is “evidence-based.” John and other contributing writers use published studies to back their claims - or to back off. The website is not all about selling you something. The Unwinder publishes negative reviews when they deem necessary. They will also tell you why you shouldn’t do that latest health trend everyone is talking about. John says, “I’m good at writing health and fitness topics in a research-informed manner and citing all my sources. The goal of The Unwinder is to give people honest advice about supplements and some other topics like exercise equipment. We also strive to be leaders with cutting edge topics that are in niche circles and bring those topics to the mainstream.”  John started out working at an ad agency and didn’t enjoy his job, so he started a fitness blog. Writing became a way for him to escape the drudgery. Once he began researching other blogs for guest post opportunities, John noticed how the sites that used evidence-based research and cited the sources in their content had the information you could trust. “I was like, why doesn’t everyone do this? I was an instant convert. I think it’s the most honest and informative way to talk about health.”  John is someone you want to listen to as he uses scientific studies in his work. But he’s also quite experienced in health and fitness in his own right.  John is an NSCA certified personal trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 nutrition coach, and managing editor at The Unwinder.  In this podcast, we cover:  How to determine actual research from bogus research How to take scientific evidence and apply it to your fitness program John’s analysis of the ketogenic diet Daily things John does for optimal health and longevity Discoveries in maintaining cognitive function as we age John’s nutritional findings John’s experiments with caffeine for optimal energy How John uses EEG headsets and music for better focus So How Does John Sift Through the Fake Research, Find Legit Research, and Then Apply It to His Life? John says, “A lot of studies are legit and still lead to the wrong conclusion. The first thing I do is look at the sum total of research, not just a single study. I think a lot of people have this misconception that new research replaces old research. New research adds to old research. It’s another piece of data.” “Another thing I do is look at sample sizes. Smaller sample sizes make a study more likely to find no significant correlation or no significant difference between groups. By the way, the reverse is not true.” “Many people think that if a study does find something that it finds a significant correlation. Well, a small sample size makes that less valid. That’s wrong. Small sample size means the effect size had to be bigger to overcome that to be significant. So, if there is a positive result, the effects of a small sample size have already been accounted for by a small sample size, which makes a study more likely to find nothing.” “Whereas a big sample size means a result can be significant statistically, but not be that important. So make sure you keep those things straight.” John’s Sleep Tips for Better Health John emphasizes the importance of sleep. He says the best studies indicate 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to be optimal for overall health, particularly brain health and avoiding dementia.  His evening routine is consistent. The importance of consistency cannot be overstated. John begins to “wind-down” two hours before bedtime. He stops playing video games two hours before bedtime. The last hour is when John likes to read a physical book. He does not look at computer screens the last hour before bed--including his phone. John has been a night owl since childhood. These days, he generally gets to bed at midnight and sleeps till 8 am.  Wade and John talk a little bit about chronotypes and which chronotype fits their personality. This conversation has much more to offer!  There is a lot of “noise” out there passing off as legitimate health research. Lots of fitness and health content does not even use scientific research to back their claims. Instead, they use the “experience” of the person providing the information, which makes it harder to know if the information is legit or fake.  John Fawkes knows how to separate truth from fiction in the health industry. Listen in as he shares his secrets to sifting through health information and finding the gold nuggets of truth.  Check out this episode - “evidence-based” fitness coaching can be life-changing! Episode Resources:  The-unwinder.com John Fawkes on Instagram The Unwinder on Instagram Daylio.com Brain.fm 

1hr 25mins

27 Apr 2021

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How to Stick to Your Fitness Habits the Easy Way, According to Science with John Fawkes (016)

Better Humans Podcast

Matt East, host of the Better Humans Podcast is joined by John Fawkes to discuss his article, “How to Stick to Your Fitness Habits the Easy Way, According to Science.”.Shownotes:Support our sponsor: Try Coach.me free for 1 week with promo code: MattEastWeekBetter Humans on MediumBetter Humans Podcast WebsiteTry John’s Fitness CoachingMatt East’s websiteListen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.


12 Jul 2019

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Fecal Transplants, IBS, Asberger’s and Unexplained Itching with John Fawkes

The Perfect Stool Understanding and Healing the Gut Microbiome

On this episode of The Perfect Stool, host Lindsey Parsons interviews John Fawkes, an evidence-based fitness and health coach practicing in Los Angeles. John recounts his lifelong struggles with IBS, Asberger’s Syndrome and atopic dermatitis, or unexplained itching all over his body. He talks about his experience trying to solve these health problems through diet and traditional and alternative medical channels, culminating in a fecal transplant at the Newbery Clinic in Argentina. John wrote about his experience in an article on Robb Wolf’s web site entitled “What Happened When I Got a Fecal Transplant”.  You can also find John on Twitter. You can find more information on your host, Lindsey Parsons, EdD, Certified Health Coach, at High Desert Health in Tucson, Arizona. Lindsey coaches women locally and nationwide in losing weight without cutting or counting calories so that they can keep it off for life. She also coaches women on improving autoimmune, thyroid and digestive issues naturally. You can also follow Lindsey on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Links: John Fawkes’ web site: https://johnfawkes.com/ John Fawkes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnfawkes John’s article “What Happened When I Got a Fecal Transplant”: https://robbwolf.com/2017/01/13/what-happened-when-i-got-a-fecal-transplant/ Lindsey Parsons’ web site: High Desert Health: http://highdeserthealthcoaching.com/ High Desert Health on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighDesertHealth/ High Desert Health on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HDesertHealth or @HDesertHealth High Desert Health on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/high.desert.health/ or @high.desert.health Credits:   Thank you to SoundDot for the music on the podcast: Royalty Free Music: www.soundotcom.com


8 Dec 2018

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Strength Chat #74: John Fawkes

Strength Chat by Kabuki Strength

Today's Strength Chat guest is John Fawkes, an up-and-coming evidence based trainer and coach out of San Francisco. John works with athletes and lifters in all populations to help them develop the systems, psychology and game plan they need to get their minds and bodies into peak condition.  In this podcast our hosts discuss the importance of properly reading and interpreting research and its application to practical and real-world uses. Research is one of the foundations for pushing our industry (and athletes) forward; and it is the job of the evidence-based coach to effectively apply research to produce real-world results.  A great discussion was had, and we hope you enjoy it! 


16 Nov 2018

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How To Get In Shape, Eat Healthier, And Kick More Ass While Traveling Around The World – John Fawkes (Ep. 187)

Elite Man Podcast

John Fawkes, personal trainer, writer, and digital nomad, joins our show in this special episode of the Elite Man Podcast! In today’s episode John talks about his experiences traveling around the world and how he went about staying in shape and optimizing his health. He discusses what types of exercises he used, what types of foods he ate, and how he was able to sleep great whilst traveling abroad. John covers workout routines, dieting, fasting, sleeping, sex, biohacking, and traveling tips galore in this jam-packed episode. If you’re wondering how to optimize your health and fitness, whether traveling overseas or sleeping in your own bed, check this episode out now! *Download this episode now and subscribe to our channel to get more of these amazing interviews! In our episode we go over: How John became a traveling digital nomad and why he knew staying in shape during his travels was going to be a challenge How he ended up cracking this puzzle fairly quickly Why counting calories is almost impossible when traveling or living in another country and what to do instead Whether or not counting macronutrients is possible and how to balance these out How to choose healthy food options no matter what country you’re in What the satiety index is and why this can be beneficial for stifling your appetite Why having a variety of different types of foods is typically the best approach for staying healthy Whether or not gluten is truly as evil as most people believe What foods to absolutely avoid while traveling or living in another country Whether or not intermittent fasting has a role in optimizing your health The types of workouts that John did while traveling and why he did things that he could do in virtually any environment The high intensity exercises that John used and why his workouts were generally only about 20 or so minutes long Why John had to get really creative and inventive in coming up with some basic gym equipment but why anyone can duplicate what he did How often John recommends you work out and how often you should rest How to actually build more muscle while traveling as opposed to just maintaining (or losing) what you have How to optimize your sleep when you travel What sleep supplements to consider taking when you go on the road and why How to hack your inflammation levels to improve your hypertrophic gains Why inflammation is good and bad at times (not always bad as we tend to think) How to find a good supplement line or brand you can trust (like say, Elite Life Nutrition) How to boost your sex drive naturally The exercise that strengthens your penis muscles and allows you to perform better What the Coolidge Effect is and why this phenomenon can make you healthier if you take advantage of it How to do Kegel exercises for men Check out John on: Website: johnfawkes.com Twitter:  twitter.com/johnfawkes *Have you joined the Elite Man Newsletter yet? If not, get on it now! Go to EliteManMagazine.com/newsletter and sign up to get special Elite Man content not seen nor heard anywhere else. Get all of our bonus podcast information, sneak peaks into upcoming shows, behind-the-scenes content, special offers, and exclusive Elite Man updates you won’t find anywhere else. I’m telling you if you’re not on our newsletter yet you’re missing out. Go to EliteManMagazine.com/newsletter and become a true member of the Elite Man Community. I look forward to speaking soon. EliteManMagazine.com/newsletter. * Is it possible to have a perfect suitcase? With my Away luggage I think I’ve found just that. Away uses high quality materials while offering a much lower price compared to other brands by cutting out the middleman and selling directly to you! All of their suitcases are made with premium German polycarbonate, making it both incredibly durable but also very lightweight. The interior features a patent-pending compression system, helpful for over-packers like me. They also have four 360-degree spinner wheels which guarantee a smooth and versatile ride and a TSA-approved combination lock built into the top of the bag to prevent theft. And, lastly, and probably my favorite feature of all, is their charger that comes equipped with the suitcase that’ll charge your cellphone, tablet, and any other USB device, like my iPhone up to 5 times from one single charge. For people like me who always have their phone dying at the most inopportune times, this is fantastic! The Away suitcase is sleek, clean, lightweight, strong, and an overall must-have when I’m on the go. With free shipping to all 48 contiguous states, a lifetime warranty if anything ever breaks, and a 100 day trial period to test it out yourself, you have to take them up and get yourself an Away suitcase today. Go to AwayTravel.com/eliteman right now and use the code “eliteman” at checkout to get a special $20 off your order. I’m telling you, you’re going to love this suitcase. That’s AwayTravel.com/eliteman and the coupon code “eliteman” to get $20 off! * Just a reminder if you haven’t gone yet head over to EliteManMagazine.com/survey and tell me exactly what you want to see the Elite Man Brotherhood have! I’m so excited about this group and have been working on crafting it together now for the past couple of years. Man, I’d really love to hear what you want most out of the group and would love to see you become a part of it. This group is for YOU and for taking you to the next level! So head on over to EliteManMagazine.com/survey right now and take the 1-question survey to let me know exactly how to create the ultimate group to help you reach your goals! 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1hr 15mins

4 Sep 2018

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John Fawkes on Self Quantification, Increasing Testosterone and Sexual Performance | PropanePodcast 145

PropaneFitness Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PadYZ2zpphA&feature=youtu.beThis week on the Propane Podcast, Yusef is joined by John Fawkes, evidence based self-confessed fitness geek with a similar backstory to Jonny and Yusef.  A former skinny guy, John has tried every possible approach to fitness and has turned his passion and experiences into his career. On the Podcast they discuss self-experimentation, how to improve testosterone and sexual performance as well as the usual "would you rather?" preamble.John FawkesFree Gift for Podcast Listeners

1hr 20mins

2 Sep 2018

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John Fawkes - How to Reframe Your Fears

Unshakable Self-Confidence

In episode 249 of Unshakable Self-Confidence, physical and self-improvement trainer, John Fawkes take about the techniques he uses with his clients to combat their fears and build self-confidence, so they can reach their goals - and so can you!


30 Jul 2018

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John Fawkes - Overcoming the Fear of Failing at Business

Unshakable Self-Confidence

In episode 215 of the FEAR NOT podcast, Health and Fitness Coach, John Fawkes shares how he overcomes fear by taking a rational view of it and analyzing the risks.


18 Apr 2018

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John Fawkes on What He Learned Traveling the World for 9 Months & Being a Science Geek

Side Quest Podcast

John Fawkes used to be shy, scrawny, and scared. Now he's a fitness coach who turns science geeks into ripped, sexy beasts. When he's not pumping iron or answering emails, he's usually singing karaoke, playing Dungeons & Dragons (as a wizard, obviously), studying martial arts or eating ice cream.   Last year, John traveled all over the world for 9-months living the nomad lifestyle. He returned home to the US and now lives in San Francisco, CA.  John has written for sites like The Observer, MyFitnessPal, Roman Fitness Systems, and many more. Click here to join John's free recomp program and download his Habit Change Cheat Sheet.     In this episode, we discuss: Growing up in Southern CA Being a science geek Technology assisted meditation Brain waves Going out in San Francisco How he got into fitness Make Your 30s Better than Your 20s 30-Day Challenge If something is easy for you work on it a little. If it’s something that’s hard for you, work on it a lot - Buddhist Proverb What he learned traveling the world for 9 months Making changes to your fitness regiment when life gets hectic Do what you can instead of doing nothing Creating knowledge and wisdom Fun questions What he’s nerding out on Patrick Rothfuss What got him into the world of nerd Journey (the video game)


20 Jul 2017