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Fitness For Freedom Tips is a new type of fitness and health show. We deliver fitness tips that you can apply to your life right away in 10 minutes or less. Lets face it you’re busy and life pulls you in all directions. You want to be healthier, but living a healthier lifestyle is hard. It requires you to change and there is a lot of misinformation out there. We work hard to syphon through it to give you the most sound advice possible and set you up for the greatest chance of success. Jonathan Chant has been working with people to live healthier lives for 10 years now and he’s seen it all. That’s why he founded Fitness For Freedom, your complete online fitness training and lifestyle design community. He pulls out all the stops to help you make the changes yourself. No transformation challenges, no extreme changes just solid strategies to help you make changes that will stick for the rest of your life. Change is constant and you’re going to have lots of questions as you go along that’s why we keep our episodes short so they don’t ‘eat in’ to your already ‘stretched’ lives (puns intended). We try to have some fun with it too! Exercise doesn’t have to be boring? So what are you waiting for? If you’re still reading this you’re definitely interested in the show, so give it a listen.

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Fitness For Freedom Tips is a new type of fitness and health show. We deliver fitness tips that you can apply to your life right away in 10 minutes or less. Lets face it you’re busy and life pulls you in all directions. You want to be healthier, but living a healthier lifestyle is hard. It requires you to change and there is a lot of misinformation out there. We work hard to syphon through it to give you the most sound advice possible and set you up for the greatest chance of success. Jonathan Chant has been working with people to live healthier lives for 10 years now and he’s seen it all. That’s why he founded Fitness For Freedom, your complete online fitness training and lifestyle design community. He pulls out all the stops to help you make the changes yourself. No transformation challenges, no extreme changes just solid strategies to help you make changes that will stick for the rest of your life. Change is constant and you’re going to have lots of questions as you go along that’s why we keep our episodes short so they don’t ‘eat in’ to your already ‘stretched’ lives (puns intended). We try to have some fun with it too! Exercise doesn’t have to be boring? So what are you waiting for? If you’re still reading this you’re definitely interested in the show, so give it a listen.

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Solid info

By Sharkiej - Jan 30 2016
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Just discovered this podcast on Overcast. Good solid common sense info without the need for flashy special effect sounds for hyped up talk.

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By Howary44 - Jan 28 2016
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Great app. Forward thinking and innovative concepts and a highly entertaining moderator. Highly recommended.

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7 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Solid info

By Sharkiej - Jan 30 2016
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Just discovered this podcast on Overcast. Good solid common sense info without the need for flashy special effect sounds for hyped up talk.

Fitness for Freedom

By Howary44 - Jan 28 2016
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Great app. Forward thinking and innovative concepts and a highly entertaining moderator. Highly recommended.
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Fitness For Freedom Tips

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 63: Q&A Weekends: How Can I Lose My C-Section Belly Fat?

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Ok, having this skin or adipose tissue that hangs over the front of your mid-section is really common after pregnancy and sometimes it can be made worse by the scar of a c-section, making it uneven. Because fat does not form the same way under scar tissue or over your muscle that has been literally cut, it can make it look even more uneven or a bit ‘extra hangy’. Even if you lose weight it still won’t be as ‘tight’ looking as the other parts of your body.

Mar 12 2016

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Rank #2: 157: The Willpower Instinct - A Must-Read Episode

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Today is a must-read episode and we’re covering ‘The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal PhD.’ This is one of my top 5 favorite books of all time because it lays willpower out in an easy to understand way. If you only listen to 1 episode of Fitness For Freedom Tips this may just be the most informative one, so let's get to it.

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Jul 18 2016

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Rank #3: 197: I've been going to the gym every day for a year and I don't see any change in my physique. What am I doing wrong?

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Q1 - Macy - Is it okay to workout in the morning and then not eat breakfast, then go to work?

Q2 - Quinton - What are some signs of a good workout?

Q3 - Gabby - I've been going to the gym every day for a year and I don't see any change in my physique. What am I doing wrong?

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Oct 19 2016

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Rank #4: 282: Can I Exercise During My 2 Hour Commute?

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Magically Nutritious - I was just wondering about nutritional labels, you’ve done some videos on them and mention a lot of minerals and vitamins - what are the most important ones to be looking out for?

JR - I spend about 1.5 to 2 hours a day driving for my daily commute. Do you have any suggestions, besides listening to your podcast, to use this time productively towards fitness goals? Maybe some exercises or stretches that can be safely done while driving or some common ergonomic problems that I should try to avoid?

Ready for Greatness - I’m preparing to run my first 10K. Is there anything I should keep in mind, certain ways I should train, anything I should avoid doing?

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Jul 05 2017

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Rank #5: 235: How to Effectively Train your Glutes

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Your Glute muscle is one of the biggest most powerful muscles in your body, well hopefully it's one of the biggest and most powerful muscles in your body, because sometimes you can’t see where someone's back ends and legs begin, because they are flat into each other and this is unfortunate for a few reason.

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Jan 23 2017

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Rank #6: 276: What’s a good quick exercise I can do to help with my posture?

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Fitness With Friends - I’ve been exercising with a friend for a few months now; but now she keeps skipping out on me. I don’t really like going alone, but I do want to keep exercising, and I don’t have many other people to reach out to. How can I keep my friend interested?

Too Young For This - I sit forward a lot, and I have really bad posture that I want to fix. What’s a good quick exercise I can do to help with my posture? I want something effective that will actually last, but won’t take too long each day.

Foodstuff - If my goal is just to lose weight, is it necessary to exercise, or would it be enough if I only eat healthy?

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Jun 14 2017

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Rank #7: 176: Q & A Wednesday - I dislocated my shoulder and now it hurts when I exercise, if I keep exercising I’m afraid I’ll make it worse, what can I do?

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It’s Q & A Wednesday’s and our question is in from Greg who has this question or issue we’ll call it - I dislocated my shoulder playing squash about 8 weeks ago when I fell into the wall. It hurts when I do some exercises like push-ups and bicep curls and I'm afraid I'll make it worse; how do I know what exercises I should and shouldn’t do?

Thanks for this question Greg, we all deal with injuries at one point or another and I’m not 100% sure I can help you here, but I’ll give it my best shot so don’t go anywhere.  

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Aug 31 2016

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Rank #8: 273: The Tradeoff Between Performance and Injury Prevention

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Welcome and thanks for stopping by, we appreciate that you’ve taken time out of your busy day to listen and hope that in return you get some valuable information or insight that you can apply into your everyday life to be the healthiest and most active version of yourself.

In my last year of University I separated my shoulder in a snowboarding accident, I was hurt bad enough that I was unable to lift weights for several months, but after about 1 month I was able to run again, so I dedicated myself to that and started running 5 days a week. It’s probably the only point in my life where I considered myself a legitimate runner and by my standards I was getting very fast running between 5 and 8km, until I started getting pain in the arch of my foot.  At the time I wasn’t sure how to deal with it, but by happenstance I read an article in Men’s Health where they were interviewing Ray Zahab for running tips, for those of you that don’t know Ray is an ultra marathoner that at the time was running 6000 miles across the Sahara desert. In this article he said the best way to run injury free was to keep your pelvis inline to in front of your chest, so I started doing that and interestingly enough the pain in the arch of my foot subsided immediately and I was able to continue running, but initially I slowed down until I got used to this new running stride and adapted for it.

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Jun 05 2017

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Rank #9: 284: What should you NOT eat before or after an exercise?

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Comparative - I have a habit of comparing myself to other people in the gym which tends to make me feel bad, because I’m not as good as them. How do I get myself in the mindset that I don’t need to pay attention to them, if that’s all I can see when I go in?

Mental Mystery - How does exercise make you feel better? I’ve heard it helps with depression, how does that work?

Snack Fitness - What should you NOT eat before or after an exercise? I feel like I need to eat something before working out but I don’t want to eat the wrong thing.

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Jul 12 2017

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Rank #10: Episode 315: The Obesity Code - Who’s the Biggest Culprit

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I just finished reading the Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung and as the title suggests this book is about obesity, more or less how it happens, the nuances around it and what you can do about. It’s a long book, but it’s not a heavy read and although he covers a lot of very well researched scientific concepts that can get complicated, he’s very good at relaying the information in a palpable, interesting and slightly humorous way, which is the reason I prefer this book over other similar books I’ve read. Today I want to cover the main point of the book or the biggest take away that I think is the most important so that even if you don’t read the book you can still understand it’s version of why obesity happens and you can still apply some of the concepts and principles to your life.

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Nov 27 2017

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Rank #11: Episode 304: How do I prevent this dizzyness from happening?

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Every time I finish pushing the prowler sled I get dizzy. I'm in a hot climate so I make sure to hydrate religiously so that can't be the issue. Even if I push one plate I still get dizzy after a few sprints. I also make sure to breathe while pushing. How can I prevent or lessen the negative post effects of the prowler? How do I prevent this ‘dizzyness’ from happening?  

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Hey! I want to do cardio to lose some fat and improve my endurance and conditioning because it sucks. I can’t even run for more than 10 minutes in the park. But at the elliptical I can go on for 1 hour, but still it's bad.

I want to improve my conditioning and endurance. And also lose some fat but that's my secondary goal.

The thing is running sometimes gets boring and I don't feel like running sometimes because it’s a loooooot of time and it’s not that intense

I don’t know what kind of cardio to do. I want it to be intense and feel like a warrior and push through my limits. I want to workout and get fit.

Sprinting Sandra

How do I progress my weights? Let’s take curls for example. Today i can do 8kg, 4 sets of 8,7,6,6 reps. Then my next session, should I try to hit 9,7,6,6 or should i get all my sets to 8 reps? What if i could achieve 10 reps on my first set if i pushed real hard, but at the expense of the performance my remaining sets? Will it differ between isolations and compounds exercises?

Hypertrophy Harry

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Sep 20 2017

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Rank #12: Episode 335: Creating the Path to Your Future Self

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You are here (x). Your future self is there (y). How do you get from here to there without crashing and burning.

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Sep 10 2018

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Rank #13: 264: What are some arm exercises I can do despite having arthritis in my thumb joints?

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Marc - What are some arm exercises I can do despite having arthritis in my thumb joints? I want to get stronger, but I don’t want to hurt myself.

Julie - I am a vegan trying to lose body fat. I’m trying soy protein powder since otherwise I can’t reach my daily protein goal. Can I eat a little something while drinking a protein shake, like a slice of whole wheat bread with a teaspoon of peanut butter or sugar free jam? I would plan to consider these calories as part of the amount I should eat in a day.

Zack - Is it better to eat protein, or carbs after a workout?

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May 03 2017

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Rank #14: 132: Q & A Thursday’s: Jonathan, What Do You Eat?

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It’s Q&A Thursday’s and our question is in from Triple Threat Kay who asks: Jonathan, what kind of food do you eat? This is an interesting question because I'm alway’s evaluating how I eat, how I can eat better, and why I eat the way I do, it if that makes any sense at all. This is very personal to me, but hopefully you can find some strategies and tactics that will work for you as well. 

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Jun 09 2016

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Rank #15: 230: How do I balance lifting weight and doing cardio?

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Jules - How do I balance lifting weight and doing cardio? I want to do both because I understand both are important, but I have a limited amount of time and feel like a I have to pick one or the other to get it done.  

Lyndon - When is it okay to skip warm-ups and cool downs?

Jefferson - Is it bad for your body in the long-term to lift really heavy weights?  

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Jan 04 2017

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Rank #16: Episode 333 - Stop Wasting Your Time Exercising

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Let’s picture this for a second, you’re in the gym you’re exercising, you do a bit of jump rope, then you quickly shift to lunges, then to a plank, you hop up into squats, then you hit the floor to do some push-ups, you’re working hard, you feel your heart pounding, you start to feel yourself sweat, you see a drop hit the floor and you think...

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Aug 22 2018

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Rank #17: Episode 321: Taking Action on Your Health and Wellness Goals

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Last Thursday night I went on a bit of an eating binge, which happens from time to time...

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Feb 26 2018

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Rank #18: Episode 314: The Best Diet Plan You Can Go On

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After I put my son to bed I often come down to my little home office to get a little more work done before I put myself to bed. Usually I save mindless admin tasks for this time because I have trouble focussing on anything that is deep and meaningful and I can’t do anything that requires research of any sort because then I might end up on youtube watching videos, that don’t do anything to move my mind or life forward. Actually, for the most part not only do they not help me move forward, but it also means the tasks I’m supposed to be doing are going to take a lot longer than I anticipated, which means I’m going to be up later than I anticipated, which means I’m much more likely to snack on something I shouldn’t be snacking on and that’s exactly what happened last Thursday night...

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Nov 14 2017

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Rank #19: 298: How can I Apply A Reward System to Exercise?

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Reaping Rewards Rob - When it comes to everyday life and motivating myself to push to get something done, I like the idea of using a reward system - where I treat myself to something I like when I succeed, as it works to make me want to get that thing done. Is there a way I can apply something like that to weight loss? It just feels counter-productive to treat myself to something if that’s going to add more calories.

Long Walks on the Beach - I just came back from vacation and found that exercise was a lot harder than when I took time off. I was fairly active while I was away, I took walks on the beach a lot and did a lot of walking around in general, but obviously that wasn’t enough. What are some other ways I can fit exercise into vacation without necessarily having to take time away from enjoying the vacation itself?

Sporty Suzie - My friends and I are basic level sports players, as a group we play volleyball, badminton and similar moving around sports just for fun but no one is really any good at it. We mostly just play for fun, but I’d love to actually get better - what should I be focusing on to get better at volleyball?

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Aug 30 2017

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Rank #20: Episode 325: How to make a change stick when you’re maxed out all the time

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Of course this is all well and good, but what if you’re red lining all the time or you’re maxed out from the time you wake up in the morning until the time you go to bed at night? If that’s the case you can zoom out as far as you want, but that’s not going to be helpful for you. Today we’re going to go through a few things to consider or look at in your life and give you some strategies that can hopefully help you make some better or at least healthier decisions.

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Apr 23 2018

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