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HA Radio - Episode 8: The Interview - 20 Questions in 20 Minutes

October 08, 2018 Season 1 Episode 8
HansenAthletics Radio
HA Radio - Episode 8: The Interview - 20 Questions in 20 Minutes
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HA Radio - Episode 8: The Interview - 20 Questions in 20 Minutes
Oct 08, 2018 Season 1 Episode 8
HansenAthletics
20 Questions in 20 Minutes: The interview from Utah State
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I sit down and answers a 20 question interview sent to me by a student at Utah State University. Questions range from topics such as supplements, training gear, and how the industry has changed over the past years. Some of these questions hit home and result in some strongly opinionated responses. 

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Speaker 1:
0:01
A what is crack a lack in, so I'm going to film her records are not filming a basically survey that I was given by a kid or my friend Keaton who used to kind of come to crossfit Esu or a program that I ran up at the school and we've Kinda been affiliated. I think I also coached him for a credit. So I'm going to go over this interview and send it to him so he can use it. And I might also just turn it into a podcast so people can learn a little bit more about what I think. So here we go. Um, first question, how has supplementation changed the sporting world? So most supplements are bullshit anyway. So obviously I'm roids or any kind of performance performance enhancing drug. It kinda just lies in the name, the performance enhancing drug. If it is proven to improve performance, then that's the effect you get, right?
Speaker 1:
1:00
So you have people trying to find ways to use these to increase their performance, which is kind of part of what athletes always have tried to do. So that's how that affects it, other than creating that helps you put a little bit of muscle protein, helps you if you have a devastating protein or you're not eating enough, it helps you hit your markers. Um, most other stuff. Caffeine is great. Beta Alanine has mixed studies, but most of it's not going to really give you such an advantage that it is worth the Moolah. So I'm roids are cool. Those will work on. There's some new stuff called sarms coming out, but that's kind of how it was affecting the sporting world is those will help increase your performance. But I don't think it's changed that much recently. I think that's been around for a very, very long time.
Speaker 1:
1:49
Uh, how's the ability to create clothing, equipment and foot broken more world records in ever before in history. I mean, I think people are just getting better. I don't know how much the equipment and there's, there's just so many outliers. It's like, yeah, if you talk about swimming, the suits and the using Olympics in swimming, those are a lot better than it used to be and that's going to effect, um, times and that type of stuff. So obviously, again, this just goes back same, uh, supplements. They're finding ways to, um, increase performance. That's what I mean. That's what it's all about. Um, Olympic weightlifting shoes for example. Why do we wear them? They give us more ankle range of motion. What does that allow us to do? Olympic weight lift better? So in some ways, yeah, it increases performance and it's just shaped. I mean, I'm, I don't think it's gonna make a huge, huge, huge difference, but it definitely has increased.
Speaker 1:
2:41
Um, how's the powerlifting world changed in the last 30 years? I'm not very super involved in powerlifting. I'm more involved in Olympic weightlifting. Um, I would say I'm an interesting change that question to Olympic weightlifting and I think it's similar across all domains, but it's becoming more well known. It's becoming popular and a choice for younger kids. Um, it's kind of been instagram, instagram and social media has made it more cool and popular and uh, the sport of crossfit has also gotten more and more people into lifting. So it's, I think it's grown substantially. Weightlifting's grown substantially, no doubt. And uh, I, it's good I think, and with the ability for instagram and social media, I really think there's a lot of information out there that people want to learn how to do it well and want to do it right and not injure themselves.
Speaker 1:
3:35
There's enough free information out there for you to, um, have a decent training life and not injure yourself. To add a number four, what is your opinion on daily weight training? And that's for me, that's a no brainer. A Bang weights all day everyday, but I'm obviously listen to your body, but I weight drain everyday for the last eight years and I, my joints are great and I moved better than I'm probably the majority of the people listening to this or that or reading about this. So I'm paying weights on what type, if any, type of self misuse or gesture clients if they want to do caffeine. Caffeine is great. I also suggest creatine and a way supplement if I, you know, after going to the nutrition logs, if it's just not there, so they're not eating enough protein. Um, other than that, I just think, you know, you kind of just wasted money.
Speaker 1:
4:26
If they, if they have money they want to spend, then I'll recommend some other stuff like fish oil, fish oil, Krill oil. I take that myself. So those are good vitamins. Do you number six, do you believe people have relied heavily on society's opinion about how we as people need it? Looks Our way? Yeah. I don't even want to get. This would be a 40 minute conversation for me, but yes, I'm very annoyed with the fact that women feel like they have to look a certain way. Men feel like they have to look a certain way when in reality those physiques are not realistic for 99 percent of the population out there due to genetics opportunity. And the fact that most of you guys are just not going to be out there taking steroids and training two to three hours a day. And it's bullshit anyway, like have you.
Speaker 1:
5:13
If you follow someone on instagram and they look so amazing, let's say it's a girl and she looks so amazing in her pictures and her butt looks so big and she looks so fit. I've seen a lot of those girls in real life and they do not look different than your average girl. Okay? They figured out how to get lighting right? They're in decent shape and they are working the angles, my friends. So when I mean the self esteem is low, people feel like there's a certain way that the look and it's bullshit and I don't know if I can swear on this, but yeah, it's bullshit. And people need to let go of that before the rest of the sane world is driven crazy like them. So how has training, how's training as a coach changed your perspective on fitness versus being an athlete?
Speaker 1:
6:04
It's matured me. Um, it's as an athlete, you're just want to do everything as fast as you can, as heavy as you can and figure out the secret way to get better. But as a coach it's become more and more and more obvious that it just takes time, consistency, genetics, potential. I mean opportunity, all these things come into a big pot and are stirred up and that's how we become who we are going to become. And you can't just, you know, you can't cheat it, it just takes time. There's, you gotta love the process. And uh, sometimes people get so caught up on stuff and as a coach you're just like, it's not a big deal, you know, it's, it's just matured. My, um, the way I look at it, and I think you need that as a coach. You need to be able to tell athletes, hey, take deep breath.
Speaker 1:
6:48
Um, it's gonna take time and I'm going to be honest with you, there's no 30 day challenge. It's going to change how you look and if you're trying to lose weight, you probably need a lifestyle change. So yeah, that's how I think about it. Um, how important is, well, I mean a diet, how important is a well balanced I guy? It's very important. I mean that's, you know, people say it's 80 slash 20. I don't know if I ever used that battle, that number, but um, you know, nutrition is very, very, very important and especially I'm eating enough food or eating less. You know, when weight loss, weight gain, it all comes down to balance. I mean it's all very simple on a scale of things in terms of if you're eating more, as you're in a caloric surplus, you're going to gain weight. If you're in a caloric deficit, you're going to lose weight.
Speaker 1:
7:33
If you're coming out around the middle and you're training, you're probably going to stay about the same. So yeah, but I guess you asked, is it a balanced I, yeah, I mean, but you see all kinds of extreme diets out there. Quito, um, you see diets that are basically just a highly focus on carbohydrates. Diets that are only protein. I mean, you just see a whole range of things. I think if you just eat natural whole foods and if you're not, if you're gaining weight, eat less. If you're losing weight and you want to gain weight, eat more. I keep it pretty simple on that. Tj, will cheat days hurt your progress or are they just myth? Um, I don't. I think if you're on any diet where you have to say cheat day, you're, you're Kinda gonna put yourself out there for failure. Um, I think you should enjoy social opportunities if you're out eating out with people at the restaurant.
Speaker 1:
8:26
I mean, don't fricking lose your cool because you eat some fricking cheesecake or something, you know, so I don't know, these questions are all kind of just playing into the whole, um, bullshit in the fitness fitness industry in my opinion. So, I mean, she days, I don't even think about them. How do you respond to a client when they ask, I want to get stronger and more fit, but I don't have the time. I respond that it's going to take a lot of time. And until you change that mentality, you will never achieve what you want to achieve because it's going to take time, it's going to have to be a priority, and if you don't have time, it's because you are poor at time management because there's 24 hours in the day, you're given one body in this lifetime, and if you can't find the time to take care of the one, the thing you're given that you only have one shot at, and that dictates how you feel, what you can do, what you're capable of, how you're going to experience this world, and you can't put the time or give yourself an hour and a half a day to take care of that.
Speaker 1:
9:23
Then we have bigger problems. So that's how I say it, but maybe a little nicer. What is the best way to reduce soreness? You're going to get sore if you're eliciting change. So to reduce soreness, obviously you can do any kind of recovery tactics. You can stretch, roll out ice bath, contrast, bath, hot, cold, hot, cold. That'll help. Um, but you're going to get sore. You want to make sure you're sleeping enough and eating enough. That's gonna help. So just the basic recovery stuff you'd think off the top of your head. What was the pivotal moment that really got into fitness now? I played sports my whole life. Always been into fitness or wasn't really like a moment, an Aha moment. I think what really got me going on the coaching in the beginning was Olympic lifting because I was just naturally good at teaching people how to Olympic lift and I'm good with people and I get them excited. So that's how I got known more nationally as a national weightlifting coach. So that Kinda made me realize that it could become a profession and a job as well as the program I ran at Utah State that grew substantially and gave me the opportunity to work with tons and tons and tons of people that were from different backgrounds. Um, and I was successful there. So it kind of gave me the confidence to know that I could really do this and that I'm good at it. So
Speaker 1:
10:37
why did you choose the fitness industry? Sort of Indiana in any other industry. Um, I just like it. I'm good at it. Um, I enjoy it, but I treat it as more than just an industry. I mean the lessons I'm trying to teach, the things I'm trying to make people understand the way I'm trying to get them to use their body. It doesn't just carry it. It's not just fitness. Fitness is my marker per se on the Whiteboard, but I'm in the span of things. I'm trying to teach work ethic. I'm trying to teach lifestyles. I'm trying to teach self confidence. I mean, it's just an avenue for me to help change people's lives and to enjoy what I do and hopefully inspire people to be better.
Speaker 1:
11:21
Why do you think body styles have changed over the last 50 years? And it's just why has anything changed over the last 50 years? People get obsessed with different things. They come up, they go away, they come up, they go with. I mean, we used to love the thicker women. Now he loves super skinny women and we used to love even skinnier women and now kind of a fitter version of the woman is starting to become the ideal. So it just depends. There's so many things that influence this and you're. I can't really say if there's like, I can't give you a reason why. It's just like, look at the human look at humans as a species. We just always are changing what our ideal is. And we're pretty obsessed with it. Um, opinion on preworkout is fixing, the body's just depends on the preworkout.
Speaker 1:
12:01
Um, there's some pre workouts. They're super clean. It's caffeine, Beta, Alanine, I mean, and there's some free workouts to get banned because it kills people. It just that you just need to be smarter about what you're taking in. Like if you don't know what, what a lot of the shit is on the label, don't take it. If it tells you all these cool things like where you're going to fricking blow your face off or you're going to live 50 more percent, like that's all fake and it's just marketing and most likely you need to look at those products closer and make sure that, you know, you know, what's in it because those are the ones that you really need to worry about.
Speaker 1:
12:33
Um, but yeah, I mean, I, I have taken a lot of pre work out and I know a lot of people have taken pre workout and they're fun. So what has been the most challenging part of your journey so far? I'm pushing the limits, finding my blind spots. I'm doing things I'm uncomfortable with kind of skirting around the edges of what I'm comfortable with rather than just staying in one I'm comfortable with. I'm learning how to do everything. I've done everything on my own. I had to learn how to make a website on my own. I learned how to marketing, how to do facebook ads, how to, um, keep clients, how to program, like, how to write fitness workouts that are effective, um, how to ride them for people that I work with remotely and, and, and deliver them effectively. I mean, there are so many things that go into this and I'm a one man team right now. So, um, that's all been challenging, man. Just being a business owner and entrepreneur and figuring out how to do it. But you just keep going back, man.
Speaker 1:
13:34
Over the past year, what have you learned about lifestyle training in nutrition that the fitness industry tries to make all of this so confusing to people? I mean lifestyle. I mean training in nutrition. Let's just talk about that because I'm lifestyle to me is, I mean, okay, we'll go over lifestyle, make sure you're actually going to bed on time, make sure you are eating good food. And I mean, these are all things that you should be doing because you need to take care of your body and that needs to be a priority because like I said, you can get a lot of, you can buy a bunch of different cars, you can own a bunch of different houses, you can have a bunch of different shit. He can have 500 tee shirts, but you can't buy another body, at least not yet. So it's important training. Keep it simple, man.
Speaker 1:
14:16
Do the basic stuff, strength training. I think strength training trumps all. I mean, I would rather be the person that can bank some heavyweights and being okay shape and then somebody that can run 50 miles because you know, you strength separates you and it allows you to be on your, out of your rest home longer, like the longer you can pick shit up and the longer you can squat down, the longer you can keep moving, the better. Okay? So keep it simple. Do basic strength movements. You know, primals lunging, squatting, pushing, pulling. I'm rotating. Um, you gotta you gotta press and you got to
Speaker 2:
14:54
um,
Speaker 1:
14:56
push in on at different levels, like horizontal, vertical. You got to kind of mix all that in, but you just use different wait, wait and implements where I, you can do and then you can easily make this into cardio or do Kettlebell. I mean, you're doing all these movements, you can do anything with these movements. Um, I just prefer strength but, and that's what I focus on, but that doesn't mean there's not other ways, but those are the movements that you need to be focused on no matter what you're doing and you need to keep it simple and quit trying to find the secret squirrel program or the special get rich quick scheme, you know, um, nutrition, keep it simple. Again, I think people overthink it. I think literally the fitness industry tries to confuse you, tries to confuse you on training, tries to confuse you on nutrition so that you will keep buying shit. So you will be confused. You will not know what to do and you'll keep buying shit because really all this shit is simple. It's so simple. And you are making it hard. Um, what is one south, you swear by and why? I mean, I don't know. I mean, I like creatine, but I don't swear by it. I mean I could get by with no supplements, but
Speaker 2:
16:04
um,
Speaker 1:
16:05
yeah, I'll just say, I'll just say I like greeting. I'm like fish oil, but really
Speaker 1:
16:13
I think, I don't think any supplement, I swear by, I think they can be used in different situations to help different people to reach different goals. I just can't be pigeonholed, man. There's just so many things you can do with so many different ways. Who Do you look up to in the fitness industry? Why? There's a guy named Logan, Gilbert Gilbert, I don't know how to say his last name. His instagram's a functional coach. Um, I really liked how the mental side of how he approaches fitness in the fitness industry and how it's so much more than just a fitness, you know, there's so many more lessons and it's so much different in quality over quantity and all that. So I love them. I love power athlete HQ. It's a group of dudes that one guy played in the NFL. Whatever other two dudes are really brilliant minds and they focus on keeping it simple. A lot of the stuff, a lot of my influences are from these, those two guys. So they are people you can check and look up. Um, if you have one piece of advice for someone who's just starting out or stuck in the fitness Rut, find a coach. Absolutely find a coach. You go to the doctor and you listen to doctor. You go to physical therapist and you let them fix you. You
Speaker 2:
17:28
Go, you know,
Speaker 1:
17:31
think of anything. You go and you hire somebody to help you a professional. Find a professional k. That doesn't mean go find the cutest girl on instagram. Go find the Jack, this guy in instagram and listen to what they had to say. That means go hire professional coach. Look into their qualifications. What degrees do they have? What certifications they have, what's their experience? Will accolades you to have an actually find somebody that knows what the hell they're talking about and hire them and don't complain it that it's a lot of money because your body should be worth the most money to you. So if you want to get coach, save up some money, quit buying stupid shit. We're going to starbucks. Quit buying all kinds of weird ass clothes and a hire a coach and just expect that it's gonna be expensive and B, you know, you get what you're paying for.
Speaker 1:
18:20
So just kind of do your homework. You know, I shouldn't have to say that, but that's what I would say. Hire coach and don't expect to just get a bunch of shit for free. So that's the 20 questions. I know this is going to come back a lot weirder and crazier than you thought. And uh, I don't really fit the status quo when it comes to what you're going to hear from some trainers. Hope you enjoy. It, does well for you in your class. And then I also am going to put this up on my podcast, 20 questions with [inaudible] hands and uh, yeah, and they should check it out guys. Uh, obviously if you want to rate the podcast, that'd be dope. Just getting started out. Could use help there. Follow Hanse athletics if you want to kind of follow along with what I'm doing, um, or the Darn Hansen.
Speaker 1:
19:10
That's kind of where I put the more mental side of stuff so you can always check that out. And I appreciate any support there is. Um, we also do online coaching and programming and I think we've really narrowed down to a good routine, a good way to handle a lot of different clients. And we work with about 55, 60 different individual people right now. So if that's something you're interested in, reach out to me through my website, through facebook, through Instagram, whatever type. Enhance athletics to whatever you are searching on and you should be able to find me. So again, thanks for tuning in. Peace out guys.
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