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The Flex Success Podcast

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Luke Leaman - Cardio for meatheads

The Flex Success Podcast episode #29 - Luke Leaman - Cardio for meatheads Among other topics, Muscle Nerd's Co-Director Luke Leamon talks about the pitfalls in rejecting cardio, especially if your goal is to be a walking walnut... that is, to build huge amounts of muscle mass. Join us for this important discussion and funny anacdotes along the way. Something worth sharing (1) "Seek first to understand, then to be understood" - Dr.Stephen Covey  (2) Understand the methods behind the madness - unknown Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Luke Leaman, head to: https://www.instagram.com/lukeleaman/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

1hr 45mins

18 May 2020

Rank #1

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Jess Zukowski - Female Powerlifting - A lifters perspective

The Flex Success Podcast episode #28 - Jess Zukowski - Female Powerlifting - A lifters perspective In this episode, one of Australias strongest u60kg female powerlifters discusses what it's like to be a female powerlifter in Australia in a male-dominated sport. Jess touches on her entry into lifting, her most recent best total of 500kg (in the gym) and the demolition, rebuild and re-opening of her gym, The Booty Parlour. Jess also gives us some insight into how she uses strength training to help the women of Australia! Something worth sharing Contagion Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Jess Zukowski, head to: https://www.instagram.com/jess.zukowski/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

56mins

11 May 2020

Rank #2

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Daily minimums with Dean & Lizzy

The Flex Success Podcast episode #27 - Daily minimums with Dean & Lizzy Your hosts Dean & Lizzy discuss daily minimums within 3 categores of (1) activity, (2) nutrition and (3) lifestyle. Often we hear instructions to 'eat enough vegetables', 'get enough sleep' and 'exercise enough' but without knowing the details of what this really means, it's not a very helpful instruction at all. This episodes shines some light on the considerations within ea 3 category and suggests what 'enough' might actually look like. Something worth sharing https://members.teamevilgsp.com/ and https://www.rebel-performance.com/products/ohps-2020 Mentions (1) The Muscle & Strength Pyramid (book) by Eric Helms (2) https://renaissanceperiodization.com/training-volume-landmarks-muscle-growth/ Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Dean & Lizzy, head to: https://www.instagram.com/deanmckillop/ https://www.instagram.com/lizzy_rawdah/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

1hr 5mins

4 May 2020

Rank #3

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Dr Jordan Shallow - How To Load a Dishwasher

The Flex Success Podcast episode #26 - Dr Jordan Shallow - How To Load a Dishwasher In this episode with Dr. Jordan Shallow aka 'The Muscle Doc', we talked powerlifting, posture, the scope of chiropractors and a variety other interesting mini discussions, including a healthy dose of shit talk. Something worth sharing Book: 'If this is a man' by Primo Levi Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Jordan Shallow, head to: https://www.instagram.com/the_muscle_doc https://themuscledoc.com/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

1hr 7mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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Managing strength without a gym with Thomas Lilley

The Flex Success Podcast episode #25 - Managing strength without a gym with Thomas Lilley We are joined by one of Australias most sort after Powerlifting coaches, and owner of Zero Weakness, Thomas Lilley. In a casual chat, we discuss how powerlifters can potentially benefit from this phase of at home training and isolation and Thomas briefly discusses the 3 fundamental factors of biomechanical strength that we all possess. Something worth sharing The barefoot investor Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Thomas Lilley, head to: https://www.instagram.com/tombro7 https://www.zerow.com.au/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

54mins

20 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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Alternative diet strategies for a bodybuilding contest prep with Eric Helms

The Flex Success Podcast episode #22 - Alternative diet strategies for a bodybuilding contest prep with Eric Helms We know of the same ol chicken and broccoli, with fasted cardio comp prep template. Then later entered the IIFYM / flexible dieitng / macro tracking comp prep idea... but there is a  third path to stage discussed in this episode, along with a breif tour of the evolution in the bodybuilding, some ideas for better time/energy management and so much more. Something worth sharing A short course on 'Transitioning away from macro tracking' on the 3DMJ website Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Eric Helms, head to: https://www.instagram.com/helms3dmj/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

1hr 50mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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The Invasiveness Disruption Scale with Dean and Lizzy

The Flex Success Podcast episode #21 - The Invasiveness Disruption Scale with Dean and Lizzy In their first solo episode together, Co-Directors and coaches, Dean and Lizzy discuss ways to minimise the disruption and invasiveness of a diet on your lifestyle. How can you diet for fat loss with the least amount of disruption to your lifestyle and how does that compare to someone in a contest prep? Something worth sharing Perth seminar - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/applications-contest-prep-w-dean-mckillop-tickets-95309528365 Guys We F**ked Podcast Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about our hosts, head to: https://www.instagram.com/deanmckillop/ https://www.instagram.com/lizzy_rawdah/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

42mins

22 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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The changing landscape of Crossfit with The Mind Muscle Project - Lachlan Rowstan and Raph Freedman

The Flex Success Podcast episode #20 - The changing landscape of Crossfit with The Mind Muscle Project - Lachlan Rowstan and Raph Freedman Owners of Creature Fitness & hosts of The Mind Muscle Project podcast Lachy & Raph join us for a discussion on the changing landscape of CrossFit, the importance of letting go when things no longer serve your purpose and so much more Something worth sharing (1)Naval Podcast (2) Seth Godin (3) Change Maker, a book by John Berardi Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about The boys, head to: https://www.instagram.com/themindmuscleproject/ https://linktr.ee/themindmuscleproject--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

1hr 11mins

15 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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Carbohydrates and Steroids with The Evil Genius, Broderick Chavez.

The Flex Success Podcast episode #16 - Carbohydrates and Steroids with The Evil Genius, Broderick Chavez. If you want to manipulate your physique or performance, understand the fundamentals first Drugssssss. This topic is taboo and rarely spoken about outside of whispers in the locker room but we are raising the volume and bringing it to your lounge room. Broderick Chavez aka 'The Evil Genius' is known as 'the drug guy'. His bread and butter are educating people on performance-enhancing drugs and helping them optimise their drug cycles, so it’s not surprising this is what we spoke about in this podcast. Enjoy! https://www.flexsuccess.com.au/life-after-dieting-ebook Something worth sharing Members portal - https://www.teamevilgsp.com/ Greg Doucette debate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRMpfmR1aYw Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Broderick, head to: https://www.instagram.com/teamevilgsp/ https://www.teamevilgsp.com/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

1hr 7mins

10 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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The Mindset of an Elite Powerlifter with Matthew Bartholomew

The Flex Success Podcast episode #18 - The Mindset of an Elite Powerlifter with Matthew Bartholomew Knowing your limitations for pain. When is going hard too hard? Matty Bartholomew is an elite level Australian powerlifter competing under the Powerlifting Australia banner. In this episode, Matt talks about the mindset of his earlier years as a high school rowing athlete and how the 'pain is success' concept may or may not be effective as a powerlifter. Something worth sharing Using a diary to reflect on your day The subtle art of not giving a fuck - Mark Manson... Everything Is Fucked - Mark Manson Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Matt, head to: https://www.instagram.com/_mattbartholomew/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

1hr 4mins

1 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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Supplements For A Plant-Based Diet with Flex Success Coach Big Nick

The Flex Success Podcast episode #17 - Supplements For A Plant-Based Diet with Flex Success Coach Big Nick What are some of the supplements you may need to consider taking if looking to maintain optimal health on a plant-based diet? Coach Big Nick is back on the podcast after discussing why you may or may not want to follow a plant-based diet back in episode 09 and in this podcast, we discuss what supplements may be beneficial, as well as protein considerations for those struggling to hit their protein requirements. Big Nick’s Soy post on the @flex_success IG https://www.instagram.com/p/B21Zz3sI7V2/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet Something worth sharing He did say he was a massive nerd... Not Another D&D Podcast Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Big Nick, head to: https://www.instagram.com/coach.big.nick/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

59mins

23 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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Weight neutral approaches: should fat loss always be the goal? With Dr.Gabrielle Fundaro,CISSN,CHC and Flex Success coach Shannon Beer.

The Flex Success Podcast episode #16 - Weight neutral approaches: should fat loss always be the goal? With Dr.Gabrielle Fundaro,CISSN,CHC and Flex Success coach Shannon Beer. HAES, IE, mindful eating, informed eating. These are all alternatives to a traditional 'diet' and through this episode, we aim to improve the dialogue around these alternatives. Traditional diet strategies are commonly discussed as the only options to create change, but this is a fresh take on things. In this episode with 2 guests, Dr Gabby Fundaro and Flex Success Coach Shannon Beer, we dive into HAES, IE (intuitive eating) and mindful eating. We discussed their benefits and when these may be a more appropriate approach than traditional strategies, and the common misconceptions surrounding them. https://www.flexsuccess.com.au/life-after-dieting-ebook Something worth sharing Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle - Michelle May Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Gabrielle or Shannon, head to: https://www.instagram.com/vitaminphd/ https://www.instagram.com/shannonbeer_/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

1hr 19mins

16 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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Diet breaks, Refeeds and their impact metabolic adaptation and performance with Jackson Peos.

The Flex Success Podcast episode #15 - Diet breaks, Refeeds and their impact metabolic adaptation and performance with Jackson Peos. Do intermittent energy restriction protocols such as diet breaks attenuate metabolic adaptation? Currently completing his PHD out of the University of Western Australia, Jackson Peos is an exercise and sports science graduate who is currently leading research into the impacts of intermittent energy restriction protocols in athletes. Now in the final phases of assessing the data of his 60 athlete study, Jackson gives us some insight into the findings. Do diet breaks really help attenuate metabolic adaption? https://www.flexsuccess.com.au/life-after-dieting-ebook Something worth sharing Naruto - Anime series Labdoor.com Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Jackson, head to: https://www.instagram.com/jacksonpeos/ https://www.jpshealthandfitness.com.au/genetics-and-fat-loss/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

59mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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Will PCOS Prevent You From Losing Body Fat? with Flex Success Coach Dalton Franke.

The Flex Success Podcast episode #14 - Will PCOS Prevent You From Losing Body Fat? with Flex Success Coach Dalton Franke. How does PCOS affect female physiology for weight management Coach Dean and Lizzy join our resident brainiac, Coach Dalton, to discuss the pathophysiology of PCOS and we discuss some of the considerations you may want to think about when setting up a diet and exercise regime to support weight management. Visual representation of the menstrual cycle https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L2EN9CgpCSk1RExHfWCSlsEhEcEPy1m9 https://www.flexsuccess.com.au/life-after-dieting-ebook Something worth sharing Stephan Guyenet - The Hungry Brain Flex Success Podcast Episode 3  Youtube - Fat Loss Spot reduction https://youtu.be/_5yIw8pg8r8 Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Dalton, head to: https://www.instagram.com/daltonfranke/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

47mins

1 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Are You Ready For A Physique Show Prep with Flex Success Coach Allen Mao.

The Flex Success Podcast episode #13 - Are You Ready For A Physique Show Prep with Flex Success Coach Allen Mao. What does it take to do a contest prep and are you truly ready to commit to the process? In an interview-style podcast, Coach Lizzy asks Coach Allen and Dean to elaborate on the 10 questions you should ask yourself before beginning prep for a physique competition, like a bodybuilding show, using an Instagram post Coach Dean authored some months ago on Flex Success social media. Find out why Dean and Allen think it’s important you have some internal conversation with yourself before embarking on a physique prep and hear first hand about the strains a comp prep can have on a relationship. https://www.flexsuccess.com.au/life-after-dieting-ebook Something worth sharing IG: life.with.lou the tales of a Golden Retriever living his best life in Perth WA You can't hurt me - David Goggins Review by Coach Lizzy... https://www.instagram.com/p/B6rgC8MgBPv/?hl=en Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Allen, head to: https://www.instagram.com/allenmao90/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

59mins

25 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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You Don’t Know Sh*t About Your Gut! With Dr Gabby Fundaro CISSN, CHC.

The Flex Success Podcast episode #12 - You Don’t Know Sh*t About Your Gut!  With Dr Gabby Fundaro CISSN, CHC. We call her the poo master and boy did she deliver. We score this episode a bristol stool of 3-4, right in the perfect zone! In this episode with Dr Gabby Fundaro, Gabby breaks down what a 'healthy gut' is, or if such a thing even exists, discusses candida overgrowth and why we cant manipulate a single strain of bacteria. We also discuss the relevance of context-specific environmental factors that impact the gut microbiome and whether or not genetics play a major role in how your belly, impacts your bum... and so much more Something worth sharing Fundamentals of microbiome science - Angela Douglas The Good Gut - Justin & Erica Sonnenburg The New Microbiology: From Microbes to CRISPR by Pascale Cossart 2020 Symposia - https://www.translationalmicrobiome.org/events/  Human Gut Microbiome: Hopes, Threats and Promises by Patrice Cani (https://gut.bmj.com/content/67/9/1716) https://vitaminphdnutrition.com/ The Bristol Stool Chart Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. https://www.flexsuccess.com.au/life-after-dieting-ebook To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Shannon, head to: https://www.instagram.com/vitaminphd/ https://vitaminphdnutrition.com/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

58mins

18 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Which should we be relying on more.... habits or willpower? With Flex Success Coach Shannon Beer

The Flex Success Podcast episode #11 - Which should we be relying on more.... habits or willpower?  With Flex Success Coach Shannon Beer. Coach Shannon strikes again, this time joining us for a discussion on the importance of habit formation, formally known as context-dependent repetition. We discuss food selection, nutrition approaches while out of routine (like holidays), lapse vs relapse, and much more. Something worth sharing Carl Sagan, science as a candle in the dark. Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. https://www.flexsuccess.com.au/life-after-dieting-ebook To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Shannon, head to: https://www.instagram.com/shannonbeer_/ https://www.flexsuccess.com.au/one-off-consultation--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

49mins

11 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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Comp prep, a perspective of a WBFF pro athlete with WPFF Pro, Ella Martyn

The Flex Success Podcast episode #10 - Comp prep, a perspective of a WBFF pro athlete  with WPFF Pro, Ella Martyn What does being a pro physique athlete really mean? WBFF pro, Ella Martyn talks us through the costs & considerations of competing and turning pro Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. https://www.flexsuccess.com.au/life-after-dieting-ebook To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Ella, head to: https://www.instagram.com/ellamartyn/ https://www.ellamartyn.com https://www.facebook.com/ellamartynfitness--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

52mins

4 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Should we be vegan? Why or why not? With Flex Success Coach Big Nick

The Flex Success Podcast episode #9 - Should we be vegan? Why or why not? With Flex Success Coach Big Nick Nutrition is quickly becoming the new religion with people blindly following and defending a way of eating, and pushing their nutrition opinions onto others.... that is not always well thought out or researched. But what about veganism? In this podcast Flex Coach Big Nick discusses the reasons why or why not we should be vegan or reduce our intake of animals or animal products Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. https://www.flexsuccess.com.au/life-after-dieting-ebook To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Big Nick, head to: https://www.instagram.com/coach.big.nick/ https://www.flexsuccess.com.au/one-off-consultation https://www.coachbignick.com/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

1hr 1min

29 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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A practitioners take on injuries & niggles with Dr Nick Papastamatis

The Flex Success Podcast episode #8 - A practitioners take on injuries & niggles with Dr Nick Papastamatis Some physical pains are unproblematic and are no cause for a check-up, like sore muscles from a workout. But other seemingly innocent injuries, like a sprained ankle, can snowball into many bigger issues up the chain. In this episode, we discuss this with Dr Nick Papas, as well as his new habit of undie sniffing. Yeah, you read that right. Something worth sharing thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman, the good life by Hugh Mackay, Brief answers to big questions by Steven Hawking, the sounds of silence by Edward T Hall & Mildred Reed Hall Fan of the show? If you find value in the Flex Success Podcast, we’d love if you could show your support by leaving a review on iTunes. This will help expose the show to a bigger audience so we can help more people be less shit. To find out more about Flex Success, head to: www.flexsuccess.com.au https://www.instagram.com/flex_success/ To find out more about Dr Nick, head to: https://www.instagram.com/dr.nickpapas/ https://www.instagram.com/balancehealthperformance/ https://drnickpapas.com/ https://balancehp.com.au/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/flex-success/message

1hr 5mins

22 Dec 2019

Rank #20