The More Than Fitness Podcast With Matt McLeod / Jacob Trout — A Chat With My Old Fitness Coach On Short-Term Obsession, Body Insecurities, & Balance | MTFP Ep.109

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This was a fun episode for me because Jake was my online fitness coach for about two years back in 2014-2016. He helped me win my natural (drug-tested) bodybuilding pro card and was a huge help to me when I first started my online coaching business. Now, Jake is working a full 9-5 job while ramping up his fitness coaching business once again. He's also an IPE Pro Natural Bodybuilder (and a stand-up guy).

In this episode, we talk about:

-Reminiscing about when me and Jake worked together

-Jake's coaching background with The Strength Guys

-How I was as an online coaching client

-How fitness has stayed constant while other things change

-How fitness keeps us grounded

-How Jake is working a full-time job and doing online coaching on the side

-Relating to clients during fat loss phases

-"Stealth dieting"

-Male insecurities around body image

-Dealing with "letting yourself go" compared to your past self

-The evolution of motivators around working out

-Why you shouldn't ever make your own plans

-Staying motivated when working out from home

-Making better decisions with your nutrition

-How Jake and I eat on a regular basis

-The importance of short-term "obsession"

-How do we know who to listen to for fitness advice?

-Jake's alternate-reality career

-And much more!

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