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Craig Bongelli

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Coaching Edition: Ep#2 Craig Bongelli, 'Getting the Most out of a Hectic Life'

The Carla Rand Show

Last time worked really well so we've done it again, this time with video too. Craig Bongelli is here to coach Janelle through time management, and making the most of a busy schedule. When I asked Janelle what she wanted help with, she told me about her busy schedule and how she felt trapped. Craig Bongelli was the perfect Coach for her. He is driven, he has accomplished so much and he knows how to live a productive life. Take some time to listen in. You may just find some interesting tips on better managing your schedule - I know I did. Want the information with none of the context? Jump to 36:22 for the short version.


12 Feb 2021

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#39 - Craig Bongelli - 'Taking Responsibility for You'

The Carla Rand Show

Sometimes I get super excited for a podcast way beforehand, this was one of those times.   Craig Bongelli is a fitness coach, former strong man and all around motivating kinda guy. I met him a few months ago and almost instantly knew I wanted him on the show.   Craig is a gifted communicator.  He’s articulate, passionate and he means what he says.   In this week's show we talk about how he got to where he is today, some of the obstacles he faced along the way and how we all need to take responsibility for our circumstances.   We end off discussing  masculinity and what it means to be a man.  It's a lot of to take in and it's definitely thought provoking and insightful.


25 Jan 2021

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Ascent 003: Finding What You Really Want with Craig Bongelli


Today's guest is someone with whom I share a lot in common, probably why we are simultaneously great friends and terrible for each other. Craig Bongelli is a Personal Trainer in the Waterloo Region of Ontario, with a long list of accolades as a Strong Man, and has trained everyone from weekend warriors to professional athletes. He is also one of the smartest, kindest and most thoughtful people I have ever met.  Craig can be found at: www.lilsgym.com Instagram: @craigbongelli

1hr 16mins

13 Jun 2020

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087 Strength Training with Craig Bongelli, Trainer of Champions

The Dirobi Health Show

Get into beast mode with Craig Bongelli, trainer of champions! Tons of great strength tips and excellent info on time restricted eating.Craig is a Strength and Conditioning Coach, gym owner, and author. He is the founder of Lil's Gym and has worked with National Champions in Boxing, Track and Field, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Olympic Athletes, Miss Olympia Competitors, MMA World Champions, University Teams and continues to work with some of the fastest rising stars in Canada.He certifications with the (ISSA) in both Strength and Conditioning as well as Sports Nutrition. See the show notes, links and resources at https://dirobi.com

1hr 4mins

4 Feb 2019

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0033 - Interview with CRAIG BONGELLI: How to MAKE INTERMITTENT FASTING work for YOU

Transform Your Life Podcast

Craig Bongelli is a strength and conditioning coach and a sports nutrition specialist. He's been mentored by the world's top strength coach, Louie Simmons of WestSide Barbell, as well as the strongest man in history, Bill Kazmaier. He's an author, coach, speaker and the owner of Lil's Gym.  Craig works with extremely talented athletes including: Multiple Boxing World Champions Olympians Ms. Fitness Olympia Competitors Professional UFC Fighters Top Amateur Athletes (from multiple sports) In Both Canada and the U.S. Presently Craig splits his time between working with a variety of clients at Lil’s, top athletes internationally and speaking at gyms, schools and conferences. In today's episode:- How Craig lost 100 pounds- Craig's history competing as a strong man athlete- Who is intermittent fasting good for? - Do men and women respond differently to intermittent fasting? - Who isn't intermittent fasting good for? - Different types of intermittent fasting and how to customize it to suit your lifestyle- How to get started with intermittent fasting- Biggest misconceptions/myths surrounding intermittent fasting- The pyschology of changing habits- How to replace bad habits - What are the common characteristics of the champions? What do they do differently? Connect with Craig Bongelli:http://lilsgym.com/INSTAGRAM: @craig.bongelliFACEBOOK:@lilsgym


28 Jun 2018

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SA 016: Craig Bongelli on the Differences between World Class Athletes… You’ll be Surprised What He Says

The Sweet Adversity Podcast: Entrepreneurship/Adversity/Lifestyle

In this episode, I interview Craig Bongelli, owner of Lil’s Gym in Toronto, Canada. He’s a personal trainer and strength coach, and he’s worked with elite performers in MMA & Strongman competitions, and he talks about what differentiates world class athletes from the average ones, what got him into the business and what made him the guy to see when it came to these elite performers. Guest Bio: Strongman and personal trainer Craig Bongelli started his athletic career in martial arts and boxing but was drawn to weightlifting when he was 17 years old after meeting Scotland’s Strongest Man winner Jamie Barr at a highland games in Fergus, Ontario. “I knew I had found my calling and began training with weights immediately. Nearly five years later, strength training has become both my passion and my job.” In those five years, Craig has accomplished some remarkable feats of mass and strength that have fueled his success in strongman competitions. He’s even been invited to train at the renowned Westside Barbell in Grove City, Ohio. But it is Craig’s passion and experience that have produced some remarkable weight-loss stories and are what make him a valuable training coach. “I bring both the passion I have developed for weight training and all of the expertise I have gained working with some of the best lifters and coaches in the world to help my clients every day!” he says. (Source: http://muscle-insider.com/canadian-profiles/craig-bongelli) Some Questions We Ask What was the catalyst in his interest in strength training and conditioning? What is it about Louie Simmons that makes him such a sought-after figure in the sport? What are the top 2-3 traits that makes him such a legend? Louie Simmons video When he was participating as a Strongman, he had a 360-pound ball fall on him as he was competing in one of the events.What did he learn afterwards from that adversity moment? Does he find that the people he train lack a sense of balance? Does he see a difference in the elite performers that he trains and the people he’s trying to help lose weight or gain some mass? Does he see a difference in their sense of balance in life? At the beginner and intermediate level, it’s the people who are more intense and more unbalanced who are successful. However at the top level, it’s the people who are more balanced who are more successful. What is his process of goal setting What does he see as far as differences in habits of the high performers that he work with, and the average person? What are 2-3 habits they have that the average person doesn’t have? When he hears the word successful, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? What’s the book that’s most influenced him and why? The Bhagavad-Gita Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb If he could have dinner with one person he admires, past or present, who would it be and why? What You’ll Learn In This Episode: What trait he looks for in the athletes that he work with How he met Jamie Barr and Louie Simmons, and how they influenced his life Tips that he learned from Louie, that could apply to an average gym goer or weight lifter, something potentially off the cuff but could potentially help the average person There isn’t a secret, there isn’t any sort of magic sauce that I dump on top. It’s the basics performed perfectly and performed consistently. If something simple is yielding positive results for you, don’t mess with it. Bill Kazmaier’s advice to “Train less.” Bill Kazmaier video The importance of goal setting and process over outcome What he has learned from mastermind events How he applies the Pareto principle and the importance of the power of belief Links: Website: http://lilsgym.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lilsgym Instagram: http://instagram.com/craigbongelli For instructions on how to rate and review the podcast, click this link. The post SA 016: Craig Bongelli on the Differences between World Class Athletes… You’ll be Surprised What He Says appeared first on Nick Dinardo.


23 Dec 2015