Coach Robb

#37 The Fine Line Between Achievement & Self Sacrifice


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Behind every achievement in life, there has to be a commitment to the work and sweat equity necessary to complete each milestone associated with accomplishment.  However, knowing when to rest, when to push moderately and when to give 100% is the million dollar question that has to be asked and answered on a daily basis to avoid crossing over that fine line into mental and physical fatigue and ultimately tapping out of the journey to reaching your fullest potential.

During this podcast, Coach Robb outlines how the body and the brain go round after round fighting to achieve the delicate balance of health and performance. We know that performance milestones are necessary to achieve anything great, but when is too much? And when do we have to be responsible enough to say this is adversely affecting my health? On the flip side, how do we know when it is time to really push the tissue? Grab a couple pieces of paper and jot down some notes as Coach Robb walks you through the three stages of physical adaptation, three stages of mental achievement, and how to evaluate the fine line between achievement and self sacrifice. Coach Robb wraps up the podcast by illustrating to you the long term benefits and/or costs associated with what you are doing TODAY!  Listen, take some notes and start turning your daily efforts into long term success in a manner that is both healthy and sustainable.

Listener’s questions include: What can be done to improve deep sleep duration for optimized recovery? How do you keep yourself from getting sick?  Why does a smoothie work better on my stomach than solid food?  Why are running time trials slower in a humid environment? and why is there conflicting information about ice and/or heat, along with anti-inflammatories?

Here are the Amazon links to Coach Robb’s books on Kindle and Paperback:

Coach Robb’s Smoothie Recipe Book – on Kindle and in Paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Coach-Robbs-Smoothie-Recipe-Book-ebook/dp/B07R26DMCZ/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_2?keywords=Coach+Robb%27s+Smoothie+Cookbook&qid=1557491306&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmrnull

Coach Robb’s Healthy Meals Recipe Book – on Kindle and in Paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Coach-Robbs-Healthy-Meals-Recipe/dp/1095573381/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Coach+Robb%27s+Smoothie+Cookbook&qid=1557491397&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Coach Robb’s Additional Websites: 

CoachRobb.com

CoachRobbStore.com

NutritionallyGreen.com

CompleteRacingSolutions.com

CompleteRunningSolutions.com

CompleteTriathlonSolutions.com

CompleteSwimmingSolutions.com

CompleteWeightLossSolutions.com

Yours in sport & health,

-Coach Robb, Coaches & Staff

#36 Coach Robb’s Top 10 Health and Performance Mistakes – David Letterman Style!


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Have you ever wondered if you are doing the right things when it comes to your health, wellness and performance? Everyone seems to have an opinion these days on how to eat, train, lose weight or just maintain a healthy lifestyle. In podcast #35, Coach Robb takes a play from Letterman counting down the top 10 mistakes he has seen during his 35 years as a human performance coach. Download and listen today to see if what you are doing is moving you forward in the health and wellness realm, or if you need to make some changes because your strategies made Coach Robb’s “mistake” list!

In the second half of the podcast, Coach Robb answers listener questions including Is it okay to fill my hydro pack with mixed energy fuel for my cross country motos, or will it make me nauseous? What are your thoughts regarding intermittent fasting? How do I relax and get back to sleep when I have to get up two to three times a night to empty my bladder? and, Could my breathing issue during racing be caused by tight muscles in my back, and if so, should I increase my massage therapy to remedy it? 

Here are the Amazon links to Coach Robb’s books on Kindle and Paperback:

Coach Robb’s Smoothie Recipe Book – on Kindle and in Paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Coach-Robbs-Smoothie-Recipe-Book-ebook/dp/B07R26DMCZ/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_2?keywords=Coach+Robb%27s+Smoothie+Cookbook&qid=1557491306&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmrnull

Coach Robb’s Healthy Meals Recipe Book – on Kindle and in Paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Coach-Robbs-Healthy-Meals-Recipe/dp/1095573381/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Coach+Robb%27s+Smoothie+Cookbook&qid=1557491397&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Coach Robb’s Additional Websites: 

CoachRobb.com

CoachRobbStore.com

NutritionallyGreen.com

CompleteRacingSolutions.com

CompleteRunningSolutions.com

CompleteTriathlonSolutions.com

CompleteSwimmingSolutions.com

CompleteWeightLossSolutions.com

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#35 The Dirty Little Secret Behind Mental Fatigue


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When it comes to getting through a week, nothing is more exhausting than being mentally spent.  There are numerous articles and videos out there addressing how to offset muscular fatigue, but during podcast #35, Coach Robb takes a look at the big 10-pound muscle on top of your shoulders – your brain – and helps you get a clear understanding why mental fatigue sneaks up on you when you least expect it!

During the first half of the podcast, Coach Robb drills down on the question “What is the last thing you wrote down and created a strategy to achieve in the last thirty days?”.  After answering this question, he challenges listeners to identify what rewards were attached to the achievement. Over the last 35 years of working with individuals and athletes, Coach Robb has never had an individual answer this question with a definitive answer.

When it comes to the physical signs of fatigue such as tired muscles, cramping, slower speeds, less strength, etc. we know what to do – eat and sleep to recover.  But, when it comes to mental fatigue, many of us are stumped. The symptoms are obvious –  feelings of being lazy, frustrated, aggravated or even depressed, but the steps to turning around the symptoms are not quite so easy. Coach Robb looks at three critical components of mental frustration: not having a quantified and/or detailed achievement; never feeling like your results are “good enough”; and, constantly feeling dissatisfied (i.e. thinking it’s cool to be pissed all the time – “that sucked”) because you keep moving the target identified as “good enough”.

During the second half of the podcast, Coach Robb does a deep dive into the four quadrants of life that we all balance on a daily basis (sometimes not even realizing it) –  Personal (food, sleep, sexual intimacy), Professional/School, Financial, and Health, Wellness & Performance.  Though we get on the daily hamster wheel, we rarely stop to answer questions like What does my perfect day look like?  What is my definition of perfect result?  and, What is my reward for accomplishing my desired result?  The result is the vicious cycle of never being satisfied (or achieving a quantified achievement) which begins to wear the brain out – literally.

By the end of the podcast you will understand the difference between physical and mental rejuvenation and what you can do to offset the negative effects of mental exhaustion.  You will also be equipped to take an intangible feeling or emotion and create a tangible achievement. This is something your brain can resonate with and feels rewarded when implemented correctly.

Listener questions include: What should I eat during my races to avoid getting physically sick?;  What do I do about a know in my rib cage that keeps me from breathing deeply?; What do I do to avoid getting up 2-3 times a night to urinate along with struggling to fall back asleep when I am finished?; What is the ideal sleep cycle?  and, What do I do when my schedule keeps me from completing today’s workout – discard or move to tomorrow?

Here are the Amazon links to Coach Robb’s books on Kindle and Paperback:

Coach Robb’s Smoothie Recipe Book – on Kindle and in Paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Coach-Robbs-Smoothie-Recipe-Book-ebook/dp/B07R26DMCZ/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_2?keywords=Coach+Robb%27s+Smoothie+Cookbook&qid=1557491306&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmrnull

Coach Robb’s Healthy Meals Recipe Book – on Kindle and in Paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Coach-Robbs-Healthy-Meals-Recipe/dp/1095573381/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Coach+Robb%27s+Smoothie+Cookbook&qid=1557491397&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Coach Robb’s Additional Websites: 

CoachRobb.com

CoachRobbStore.com

NutritionallyGreen.com

CompleteRacingSolutions.com

CompleteRunningSolutions.com

CompleteTriathlonSolutions.com

CompleteSwimmingSolutions.com

CompleteWeightLossSolutions.com

#34 Prescription Drugs & Nutritional Depletion | How to Handle an Injury/Illness without Losing your Fitness and Your Mind!


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If you are taking over the counter medications or have been prescribed pharmaceuticals, you may be experiencing symptoms such as depression, fatigue, hair loss, irritability, anemia, loss of smell/taste, wounds that won’t heal and even sexual dysfunction… to name a few.

During the first half of the podcast, Coach Robb discusses how antacids, antibiotics, cholesterol medication, hormones, anti-inflammatories and diuretics could be leading to micro nutrient deficiencies resulting in unwanted symptoms.  Grab a piece of paper and get ready to jot down the micro nutrients that are adversely effected when you take certain types of medications.  Once you understand the nutrients, you can address the symptoms by eating real food and, if necessary, supplementation.

During the second half of the podcast, Coach Robb  outlines how to address an illness or injury without losing fitness or your mind!  Coach Robb explains what you can do to kill the virus quickly, know when it is good to resume training, and how to ensure that you don’t lose any fitness during your “down time”.  He also discusses the four necessary steps to handling an acute injury.

Listener questions include: Why am I not losing weight when I am training so hard?; What heart rate monitor is Coach Robb using and why?; Are any new flavors coming out for Energy Fuel?; How do I know if I am eating too much or too little while training and racing?; What is this three-dimensional plane Coach Robb refers to when discussing improved cornering on the bike?

As mentioned in the podcast, here are the Amazon links to Coach Robb’s books on Kindle and Paperback:

Coach Robb’s Smoothie Recipe Book – on Kindle and in Paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Coach-Robbs-Smoothie-Recipe-Book-ebook/dp/B07R26DMCZ/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_2?keywords=Coach+Robb%27s+Smoothie+Cookbook&qid=1557491306&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmrnull

Coach Robb’s Healthy Meals Recipe Book – on Kindle and in Paperback

https://www.amazon.com/Coach-Robbs-Healthy-Meals-Recipe/dp/1095573381/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=Coach+Robb%27s+Smoothie+Cookbook&qid=1557491397&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0

Coach Robb’s Additional Websites: 

CoachRobb.com

CoachRobbStore.com

NutritionallyGreen.com

CompleteRacingSolutions.com

CompleteRunningSolutions.com

CompleteTriathlonSolutions.com

CompleteSwimmingSolutions.com

CompleteWeightLossSolutions.com