The Project: Kuwait

Are You Overtraining? How Many Hours Do You Need To Train to Get Results? All Your Questions Answered in this Episode: Gym and Trainers Coping with Covid-19, Powerlifter’s Eating Habits, Athletic Competitions in the GCC and Defining Charlatans

June 06, 2020 The Project Kuwait Season 1 Episode 156
The Project: Kuwait
Are You Overtraining? How Many Hours Do You Need To Train to Get Results? All Your Questions Answered in this Episode: Gym and Trainers Coping with Covid-19, Powerlifter’s Eating Habits, Athletic Competitions in the GCC and Defining Charlatans
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The Project: Kuwait
Are You Overtraining? How Many Hours Do You Need To Train to Get Results? All Your Questions Answered in this Episode: Gym and Trainers Coping with Covid-19, Powerlifter’s Eating Habits, Athletic Competitions in the GCC and Defining Charlatans
Jun 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 156
The Project Kuwait

In this Episode we discuss your comments and questions. from our instagram. This discussion was lead by you the listeners.

Dr.D Talks psychology and prison of self beliefs 

Meg and Mahdi talk training mobility and the gym business and how it will affect training globally and in the GCC

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In this Episode we discuss your comments and questions. from our instagram. This discussion was lead by you the listeners.

Dr.D Talks psychology and prison of self beliefs 

Meg and Mahdi talk training mobility and the gym business and how it will affect training globally and in the GCC

Support the show (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl8NPB2H4Mf/?igshid=1m9w8d28oarlu&utm_source=fb_www_attr)

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You are now listening to the project Kuwait project going to project where we stop at nothing to bring you the right backs on health, fitness and psychology, featuring some of the world's most experienced professionals. So you can learn and play with your hosts make dirty and messy. My understanding of the prison of belief means that we are prisoners of our negative thoughts. Everybody's different dr. D, works out a different amount of time, Meg works out a different amount of time. It just depends on what your goal is. And personally for me, my goal is competitive CrossFit in the Masters category starts with a prison of belief. I think there's so much of a prison of belief of like expectations and social pressure and image and all these expectations that they feel come from society and family pushing themselves into boxes where they probably don't belong, or they think that that's how they're going to be able to achieve some kind of a purpose, you know, in their community or in their life. And I think that that's what we do. So some of the fakeness Yeah, guys, if they can't create their own brand to stand up on their own two feet like Dude, don't copy paste someone else's work. That's just shitty. That's just a really crappy way to go about doing business. And for most people look at research who you're listening to or watching because I think you can learn a lot from all this and more in today's episode. Welcome to this episode before we start this episode, ladies, can we please talk about this awesome shirt that I'm wearing? Wow. Look at the cut. Look at the cut. very flattering prior shoulders. Instagram, like all the influencers out there, by the way down a little bit. I can't see it all put your camera down. Say Greg. I'm talking about hot right here. But that's why man it's a very complete look. Not only an influencer but a crossfitter at that. No. Behind the shirt is we're looking for a mentor. asked for DJ and I cut off my sleeves and I made a mask for the kid but yeah. Oh, yeah. Oh nice. See you made that shirt. So it was a baseball tee. It was a baseball tee. Okay, okay. It was a baseball tee and they made a mistake on the shirt that I said I wanted the 799 shirt, not every dollar shirt. sleeves. Cut this sleeve shirt. sleeves off a $40 shirt, my wife cut the sleeves off the $40 grab the red and white one. I don't know how she saw red and gray is red and white. I don't know how you can make that. But it's so funny. It's all good. Speaking of shirts, I'm still waiting for my project shirt. I have mine on look. And then he gives me a hard time when I don't wear it. And they have a lipstick to go along with it. And when I wear it, you never recognize it and when I just wear normal things he's like dr. D We do have a shirt we're supposed to make yours is in the mail. I told you you moved you were like No, no. And honestly, I'm putting an order in for project masks. All right, I'm gonna get the branding. I need someone to send them to so I'll send them to you and then you could for them to see I like shipped directly to Kuwait, which sucks. Yeah, and I might order a project canopy because I'm working out outside and it's getting honey shit. Oh, nice, smart. Yeah, I like that. So I'm gonna get the branding of the project on the canopy. And then yeah, I'm gonna project myself out and then when we change the name, I'm screwed if we change Yeah, but don't worry, man. He only gave me one he's got 10 but I only get one there and wash where I actually have 20 left to be honest with you guys Ares leave us a rating and review and I'll offload some shirts look dr. D what have your friends leave us a rating and review they get a shirt they pass it on to you say to me You don't like me that much. How's Idaho doing? It's good we were opening up so last night I went out for a couple of drinks to celebrate my birthday and my boss's birthday. We have them in the same week and so yeah, we It was nice. Everything is just a little more segregated as far as spacing between things and the staff were wearing masks but as a guest here you don't have to so things are opening up. Yeah, ladies and gentlemen, if you do not hear from Meg in the next 30 days. But but this is great. Yeah, we have full curfew. You're going out for a drink. I know. I know. It's crazy. Oh Fair when this episode airs we'll probably be out of curfew legitimately Yeah, cuz I can have another one. I'm sure we'll have another one that's halftime. Like they're gonna take the steps backwards a little bit until we open complete now I like the way but still there's just gonna open up I think everyone's saying screw it let people die that's it i mean if you look at what's going on right now in the world like they're all right yeah forget it let's just open up let's not miss out on the tourist season you guys are harvesting any potatoes out there in Idaho harvesting Yeah, they have like in the parking lot like the farmers have so many they can't get rid of them fast enough. So they have like in the parking lot you can go and just like fill up like buckets of like dump trucks will literally just get no cost. They're like it's got to be dirt cheap. Well now where I live, I mean, well, those are just free. But in the grocery stores like groceries are expensive here because it is a tourist town. It's small, so some people will drive even like an hour out of town to go get their groceries just to save money. Oh yeah to say she's expensive. Yeah, for the listeners. You guys have no Seeing the movie The Martian, you can live off of potatoes. Like you definitely. Watch that. That is an awesome movie. Like the guy so on and off a potatoes. Yeah, we threw a post out on Instagram. And we got some responses and we're gonna dive into him on this show and starting off is with dr. D. We got a psychology question. Not saying psychology is not useless, but it can be a time so dr. D over to you. I'm just joking. gesture. I'm not gonna yell that for that one. So the question was, what is your understanding? Maggie read you I suck at reading you're way better. You got like the whole thing. Oh my gosh, where are these in the chat? Right? Yeah, it's right on the post. You're not even ready, man. Come on, guys. You are taking control. I didn't like a no no, because he's the only man Hey, Joe. All right, here we go. It wasn't The Maestro here. Okay, we'd be lost there, right? Yeah. Like I can't even get a straight daddy is the one for like, three months. I've been like, specific days and times and every week he's still like, when can you record? I'm like the same as last week and the month before that, and the month before that it hasn't changed. All right. Question number one for dr. D here says dr. D. What is your understanding of the concept prison of beliefs, please elaborate. My understanding of the prison of belief means that we are prisoners of our negative thoughts and our beliefs. And the idea that a lot of times people shape their personality according to these beliefs that fit in prison of for so many years, so they could be like thoughts, ideas, labels that they've had all their life and then we become prisoners of, so a lot of times people don't become successful. It's like a self fulfilling prophecy in a way. It's like, you know, you become very, you start to believe that there are a lot of negative thoughts that go into your head. So you're not smart, you're not confident, you're not going to be successful. So when you have these kind of thoughts that are imprisoning you, you're not going to break loose, and be able to go and explore other ideas. So they're based on like self fulfilling prophecies fears that we have labels that we've put on ourselves or other people put on us. And they really, they limit our capacity to be able to live a fulfilling and happy life, to be able to get rid of them. You have to recognize what beliefs are you a prison off, and what can you do to be able to move forwards the words that follow I am however you finish that sentence. that's usually where those beliefs come up. Like I'm fat, stupid. I'm always late. Whatever it is, yeah, that'll cycle right into those beliefs that kind of helped us reinforce that. Yes, exactly. So you're a prisoner of what you are thinking Usually we use it in a concept of negative thoughts. Not really positive thoughts. So, so I like going to the gym junkies out there. It's like when you walk up to a bar as soon as you if you think you're not gonna lift it, you're definitely not gonna want Yeah, right. I mean, yeah, just throwing it out there from that perspective, too. I mean, it's like going to a wall. If you're like, I'm not going to finish this. You're not going to finish. That's why sometimes it helps like, don't add up what's on the bar, like an extra two and a half on and walk up to it and don't even think about it. Yeah, yeah. If you get too much in your head there definitely if you feel like you, can't you it's not gonna happen. And it's true. So it's self fulfilling prophecy ultimately. Absolutely. All right. Question number two, how many hours does Maddie workout a day and that is from fed dizzied fed. I love it. He's probably one of the best quality baseball players right now. Okay, it's an amazing kid. I actually work out around two and a half hours right now two, three just because of how hot it is. So I take longer breaks in between For everybody else, everybody's different. Make sure you can jump in on that, that every single person is different dr. D, works out at different amount of time, Meg works out a different amount of time. It just depends on what your goal is. And personally for me, my goal is competitive CrossFit in the Masters category. So I spend a lot of time fine tuning, weightlifting technique, then I do accessory work or like what you call the bodybuilding stuff. And then I do what is called a WOD. And sometimes the WOD could take eight minutes, sometimes the wall could take 30 minutes, it just depends on the goal for that session. And that training block you as a baseball player and for other baseball players out there, you guys would probably gear more towards something around an hour to an hour and a half. So you're not over exerting yourself at the end of the day and going into because you're still they're still playing sports. So you don't want to put all that energy in the gym and not have enough energy for the skill work that feels I feel the end and Meg you could tell that to from a swing perspective. Oh, totally. Actually when I my son performance is funny because it the mentality used to be a lot like running you know preparing for a marathon or something of a swimming it was the same thing you know, build up your miles build up your yards that you're swimming and you're running. And then when you get closer to that competition, you taper off and you you hold them back actually, what we found with that in college swimming was the more time spent in the water, which was up to a two and a half to three hour practices in the water of swimming. You know, there was a lot of tendinitis going on a lot of shoulder injuries, you know, back injuries and things like that. So once our coach had shifted from time in the water to we had a dry land programmers, our practices went the most we were ever in the water was for two hours. And then outside of that we were doing Laddies yoga, rock climbing, running stairs and weight training and then CrossFit eventually. And so once we got our practices down to like an hour and a half to two hours in the water, and then most of the time spent during the week doing that other stuff. We actually saw our performance in the water increase a lot. That was really interesting. I think the more varied it can be, the better off it is. And so now my goal is I don't do anything for competition. My goals are general health. and wellness and I want to be strong. So strength is definitely a priority. So right now my program is I do three days a week on one hour program. It takes me anywhere between 40 minutes and an hour and that's warm up cooldown strength work and everything included. I do that three days a week. And then the other days, I'm out hiking, mountain biking, going for a walk, if I need a rest day, take a rest day I have about two rest days a week. So my program is far less than what I've done before I've done programs where it was like four to six hours a day in the gym. There was like a full time job basically, but it just depends on what your goals are. Like Maddy said, it's different you can spend if you have a half hour a day to devote to strength training, then you do a half hour a day. If you only have a couple of days a week you do a couple of days a week like there's a way to build a life with your health and fitness in mind. You don't have to be a gym rat spending four hours a day at the gym. What about your doctor day? How long do you spend working out because you still work out? You're You're pretty fit. So what do you do? How long do you stay in the gym for? No, I don't even go to the gym. Okay, so I have to tell you this. I use To sign up for all these gyms and then I did not go or when I go because I'm very busy schedule and I was going and then I find people that know me and they're talking to me and it was the most annoying thing. I spent so much money at the beginning just becoming member from this whole. I was running from one club to another club thing and I won't run into anyone I know. And somebody who knows your psychologist, they want to ask you or it's your friend let's have a cup of coffee. I felt like this was not for me. Plus I'm very busy. I wanted to just do my workout as fast as I can so i i can get ready for work. So now I work out four times a week and I do an hour I do partly cardio and part in a weightlifting because I have a trainer that comes and me whenever we're not curfew. Now because I don't have a trainer. Since we've been on curfew. I walk with the kids and I also run for 20 minutes either treadmill or I try to make some of my walk running and that's it like I don't spend hours or this is good for me. Plus, because I sometimes Like with my trainer, I'm not doing any enough cardio and he keeps on saying please do cardio afterward and I'm like, whatever. I just do cardio I don't want to do cardio with you. That's not what I'm supposed to be here. I'm like, Yeah, whatever. But now I'm using really my time to I don't lose weight or really get fit unless there's cardio in my program. So I just do an hour four times a week is enough for me, dude, I like your trainer because I think trainers that put their clients on a treadmill for cardio for the first 20 minutes of their sessions are assholes. Lazy, lazy, lazy, lazy coaching, because they'll sit there on they're far better ways to get the body prepared for whatever you're gonna get them into, like 20 minutes on a Yeah, on a bike or a treadmill i think is especially if it's just as like a warm up. I think that's just really lazy. Yeah, you're just doing that. Okay, saying you're not paying me so I can come and watch you do cardio. You can do that afterwards. Yeah, sometimes I beg him, please do cardio with me. We have a program We need to do you do it on your own. If you don't, then that's your loss. Just off puts me in my place, though. All right, next question, Who is the best client you had on the show? So we could say maybe a favorite interview or favorite client. I think he meant interview. So Dr. ganky, or no Mac. Sorry, Mac, you've got the helm on this one. So the guy yeah, yeah, you're in control, guys. All right, and then you can draw. Gosh, we've had so many good ones I would like and the recent ones kind of come up. I would say the CEO of Spikeball, Chris Rutter. I really enjoyed that interview. So that's a good one. I enjoyed Cathy cook as well, the one that we did about like sleep and the EMF. I thought that was interesting. That's one that it's always kind of top of mind for me lately. I've been thinking about actually, as I moved into this new place, I'm like, okay, where's my router go from everything. So I enjoy those. I don't know. What have been some of your guys's favorite those are the couple of the recent ones that come to mind. I have we have so many out there it's so hard to choose. I have one that was my favorite it was recently hasn't even aired yet. Oh yeah, it was Justin. Guys for sure. Justin for me was the best interview just because I get to sing off with a song and he jumped in and sang it with me. And it was I've listened to that guy do that for four years and to get to do that with someone of that caliber I was like this is it like I died and gone to podcast habit. So for me mind pump guys for sure. I would definitely put that one out there. Yeah, I can't believe I forgot about that one. I think it's because I'm a fan. But at the end of the honestly for me, if I were to look at all the interviews that we've done over the last two years, I would have to say the one I enjoyed listening the most or the one that hit me the most was it off the top of my head it would be Hey, Sean. Last night, my doctor these This was before your time and then I would have to say Say, the young lady that came on our show with dr. D was psyched with dr. D, she was in an abusive family. And that just hit me real hard. And those were probably like the three that stand out the most. And obviously, I had some smart people on too, but those jumped out of my head, I suppose for sure. Yeah, I loved just the touch on parenting and the effect of taking care of your health before taking care of the kids and even in a situation with kids with special needs. I thought that was a powerful one as well. That's a hard question. I don't know. I mean, each one of them was said I mean, some of them are like, easier to connect with than others, but they all have good information. I know. I know a lot of them so I feel like all of them. Wait, there was oh my god, how can I I hate names. I can't remember names. Which one did we do that had the coaching business? Oh, I can't remember her name either. Yeah, I know exactly what it was about coaching and she was a good life coach. She was a decent life coach. She was erred on the side of caution to you interview Her first and then I interviewed her because oh my god, I have to remember. I don't remember. much older than you guys. I need more time for this imaginary. Australia you interviewed her first. Sharon hailer. Sara Taylor. Yeah, Maggie Yeah, you weren't around for that one. It was an Australian interview. So that was like, you guys interviewed her before me. It didn't interview her. Oh, and then we interviewed it together because she also works a lot with women and how to empower women and I really like that and then she suffered from depression. You know, the interviews I enjoyed the most To be honest, to summarize it. I love personal stories. I tell him the same thing. Not that they have to share with me personal but whenever they write a project, and someone is really sincere about this has happened to me or my parents were like this, like whenever I'm teaching about substance abuse or depression and somebody becomes Wonderful, and trust me with that information. I love those types of injuries. So I think that's what influences I think that's what creates, you know, positive changes. people relate to that because life is hectic and hard and filled with challenges. And people can relate to that. Whereas they if all they see and hear from a person is, I'm so blessed, and life is perfect. And look at these perfect things that I have, and this beautiful picture and all these things, it's really hard for people to relate to that. And that's where that, you know, kind of goes back to that prison of beliefs. And because yeah, they feel like they're, it's not real, especially we're interviewing people that have made an influence. They're known, popular, and for me, whenever we had a guest that has suffered from depression, and has gone beyond that, that has been like really grateful to see that someone, this is a good example. This is what people need to hear that, you know, I've suffered from depression. Whenever we have these, these presenters or the guests, whenever they say, I have suffered from this and I've come beyond that and I've made it this is what we have. need to hear and they need other people to hear. So yeah, I mean, you know, there are people some that came with knowledge that was knowledge, but the ones I really like, despite I remember names or not, I love stories. Well, that answer is actually our next question, which was what's the thing you enjoy most about the interviews? And I think we just answered that one. I want to tell you guys something on air about an influencer, that I reached out to in a not so smart way. No, no, no, someone approached me and said you should have so and so on the show. And I said, I don't think they'll come on the show. Because I think our mentality and our beliefs will completely disagree. Now this person is a nutritionist, they have definitely had surgeries, and you guys will probably know exactly who I'm talking about. And I reached out and I said, Hey, it would be cool. If you came on the show. I would like to know how you went from being a very plus sized individual to extremely slim with absolutely no loose skin and just like a genetic miracle, and I didn't say it in those words, but it was kind of fluffed around those words. And I yeah, they said that's how I can piss people off. But that said, and I think one thing from our interviews and why we bring some of the people on is because of the truth that they bring to the table. And those personal stories does that. Whereas when you do see these influencers that go from a size 20 to a size zero in an unnatural way, and then they're selling it online, like, dude, there's so much behind the scenes that you don't know. And yeah, the personal ones are better. So sorry, Mike, do I get like a slap on the face for that? No, that's fine. I think you exposed something that needed to be exposed, like you gave them the opportunity, like, hey, if this is truly how this journey happened, like we are willing to give you the platform to come and share that and if they're not willing to share that then it's probably because they're not being 100% vulnerable and honest with how they got there and what the process is. So I actually don't know who you're talking about. That would be my Yeah, that would be my Asked if that's the situation if they if you gave them the opportunity to come out and talk about like this amazing transformation that they've made, and they don't want to talk about it, I guess maybe they're not ready or maybe it's because it's not what they've been saying it is. Well, no, but if they haven't been telling people that they might have done it through surgery, then they can come on a podcast and say, like, I lost my weight. Ah, yeah, Maggie. Remember, I had said we listeners if you want to know who I'm talking about, DM me with the okay. But remember, I wanted to interview her. Remember, I said that I would like to talk about that the psychology behind that. And you're saying no, no, I just had a conversation with her. But the idea is, is that I mean, besides her other people, I think sometimes people don't want to say these things. They don't want to tell people that this is how they did it. They want to give an impression that they are something that's going to bring people closer When you share that stuff, that's Yes, yes. It's the stuff that's going to help. So to be honest, that's what I've discovered that people want real people. Yes, she has a lot of followers. And a lot of people have a lot of followers. And the idea is, is that as soon as your personalized things and as soon as you tell the truth, people will follow you even more, because they want to know that you're human like the rest of us. I see people with 100, under 200 followers under 600 followers that are making more of an impact and have more of an online business and are actually making money coaching and helping people with whatever it is just by sharing their story exactly what you're saying they you don't need to have a million followers to have influence and make an impact. If you can get 50 people who really like you and trust you and feel like they know you that's that's huge. That's huge. That's true. Very true. Okay. We kind of tackled that. What's the thing you enjoy most about the interview? And I think that's the real stories. I think we learn a lot but when the real stories happen, you know, what are the highlights? What are the lows, what got you from the high to low or low to the high? That's the stuff that's most exciting about the interviews, the follow up questions that says what's something people seem to misunderstand about your podcast? Maybe? I would say that we're only Kuwait focus. Yeah, because the name is the project Kuwait. So when I especially like being in the States, when I talk to people about the podcast, I always make sure to let them know like it started in Kuwait as a way to bring better information and hold people accountable. But it's expanded beyond that we bring in experts and people from all over so it's it definitely has a global influence. So I would think just having Kuwait is the only thing that I think is misunderstood about our podcast that people think that maybe it's only relative to create issues. I think that a lot of times people say to me that it's only catering for English speaking obviously, we're all English. So sometimes it's misunderstood that maybe they won't be able to relate to it if they're Arabs that it's more Western kind of a podcast because we all are Westerners or Matthew says half but the idea that chicken nuggets I don't know something I figured out good so but I'm very proud that Maddie had decided to also include Arabic episodes because I think that's happened to me also with Instagram as I've times people will like she's American, but she's very an Arab. You know, why are you not doing Arabic? I mean, my Arabic is terrible. I have to be training. I told Maddie don't think I speak Arabic. Okay, I'm just trained. Me and I say it but still it has reached out to a lot more people because they think at first that we were just catering to Westerners even though it's it's a project Kuwait. I think in all honesty, I mean, you've all said it perfectly. And at the end of the day, we want to give people here the platform globally to express how good they are, like having Mandela is a perfect example. He's the fittest our man and I thought the interview was going to be in Arabic. I started it in Arabic, and it went in English. And then he said, I want to A story to be told to everybody. I like it. Yeah. And everyone in the Middle East in the Arabian knows who haven't been around is, but people in the United States, Europe, Australia, they've heard of him, they saw him at the CrossFit Games. But this was the time for him to tell his story to the people that have never heard it before we give people here in Kuwait, that platform if they know English, to showcase themselves abroad, and I think that's the beauty of it. And sooner or later, we've talked about changing the name to TPK instead of the project Kuwait, but the project Kuwait has better search optimization, it's easier to search when you type in the project quite were the first pop up if we change that it's going to change but everybody if you help us grow the brand more and listen to us more than you, we can do what we want. Yeah, we can we can do that. And it will be easy to search for us no matter what. So that's just my two cents on it. And I think I just given people in the Middle East. The platform is so important because there are so many great minds here that are just forgotten about and we always think it comes with from the west and it pisses me off because we have so many smart trainers here. Just think of it Hey shall Han she's an amazing trainer, but so localized but now people need knighted states have harder people forget we have 60% listeners in Kuwait and then the majority of 40% is global. So I think that's pretty cool. Yeah, we've done a good job with that. All right, next question. How does your wife eat so much Sour Patch candy bags and not gain weight? Maddie, this is for you. I want to know this. I didn't powerlifters think that they can get away with eating Sour Patch Kids because they have dextrose in them. So it gives them a little bit of intro workout pump or whatever, which is complete bullshit anyways. In my opinion, it's bullshit. Please debate me on that. I'd love to hear it and they just eat it into her workout. She doesn't eat bags at the time. She only eats them when she is doing heavy lifts and its support The glycogen stores so that you don't pass out during those heavy lifts. And she can get away with it just because she does lift really heavy, it takes a lot of energy. She gets rid of that energy when she lives. So power to her and you know, good for her. How did you switch from being obsessed with baseball all your life to CrossFit, but it's simple, because I like it. That's it. I really just want to answer a question that I had to answer it like that is Yeah. It's funny. I'm glad we discuss that. Yeah. Moving along. Okay. Sunday, I'm going to jump to this question because we kind of just touched on it a little bit since by having so many different backgrounds and experienced or not guess where do you see the fitness industry in Kuwait? Do we have more charlatans or actually we have a bunch of professionals Do you want me to answer that? This is not a chance to talk shit. Let's just switch it from not just the fitness industry. I think we can run it across all industries in Kuwait, that we do have a lot of charlatans and Koi like we do. I mean, let's be realistic. You know, there are tons of people in the professional dr. D, you were just bitching about it three weeks ago, how there are people that work in education that shouldn't be working in education, and they own everyone has a psychology everyone's a psychologist and everyone's a nutritionist. I think this one to circle back where we started. I think it starts with a prison of belief. I think there's so much of a prison of belief of like expectations and social pressure and image and all these expectations that they feel come from society and family or even religion and things like that, where people I think are pushing themselves into boxes where they probably don't want to be or maybe they They don't belong, or they think that that's how they're going to be able to achieve some kind of a purpose, you know, in their community or in their life. And I think that that's what leads to some of the fakeness Yeah, just posing. But also having people pretending to be me, at least in my field, like the other day someone was on the phone called me because they need help with another employee. And she said, You know, I call this coach, you know, coaching Mind you, we had a coach on us, and I love that, oh, that's another person I love to interview with Lena, who was my student became a coach, but very normal. You know, she told us what the fees should be and what it should be this person. She's not a PhD, we're talking about coaching and they were charging 100 kg and under these circumstances right now where they should be a discount, but to me, It surprises me that I don't even charge 100 Katie and our PhD so what I don't understand is the same thing. And I think Maddie and I had an episode on that is like right now, especially if people don't have anything to do everyone is doing live and stuff, which I'm fine with that. But then don't do live instead because you don't have a topic to talk about. And suddenly now we're going to give advice, what to do during quarantine that like, I don't want to talk about quarantine anymore because they've outdone themselves, or how to deal with stress when you are under quarantine, like, Okay, I understand people can have personal opinion, but for in my field, especially now, since this quarantine has started, so many people don't have anything else to do. Like you said, they don't have a label of their own. They feel like they gotta do and contribute. So the best thing to do is to give advice, like my field, anyone thinks that they can do it as the same thing with your field in the training world. Everyone thinks that they can be a trainer just because they've trained or they've lost weight. And somehow there are trainers out there don't even have a certificate or they haven't gone through the proper channels. And then people don't know like me. I don't know anything about training. I learned more from you guys since I've been on the project Kool Aid but like if someone comes and says, Look, I can train you, okay, I don't ask the right questions because I'm like He looks good. He'll train me. And that's actually definitely you could train me. Something that I think would be a good episode for us to dive into at another time is advice giving, training, coaching, therapy and mentorship. Those are all very different things. Yeah, definitely a person. I think that they get confused. I think a lot of people think that advice giving is coaching. And it's not. That would be a good topic, I think for us to get into for sure. Just to break that down. I just want to throw two cents in there because this just happened to me two days ago. So for those of you who don't know, I am a big fan of exos. They have a bunch of different training certifications and programs. They're one of the best for combine students, and that's where I got my certification from. So I follow them religiously, and I follow the hashtags and everything and I saw a guy advertising exos kw, and it was exos Kuwait. So I go on to this page and like this is an exos training. I immediately messaged So I was like, Hey, is this person an affiliate here in Kuwait? Just curious. They're like, we have no idea. Thank you for highlighting this. We're going to ask him request them to take everything down blah blah and change his branding changed his branding a little bit like three days later. So he kept I kept seeing the ads pop up. So I messaged the guy said, Dude, you are not exos you are not affiliated with exos stop posing because he's making me look bad. Because if he's a shitty trainer, then all of a sudden my certification is crappy, right mag. I mean, realistically, it's guilt by association. And the guy answered me by saying Oh, they get the crew the owner is my friend. And it exos is a word and I was like, Dude, that he was like you threw out some legal jargon I said, Dude, copyright infringement like get with the program. And yeah, block so as usual, I created more enemies here in the community, but that's a poser right there. You know, that's a charlatan guys like that. They can't create their own brand. Stand up on their own two feet like Dude, don't copy paste someone else's work. That's just shitty. That's just a really crappy way to go about doing business. And for most people look at research who you're listening to or watching, because I think you can learn a lot from that. Yeah, I really, I think they have to have been able to share some of that process of what they've gone through. Like we were talking about really that personal story, like, what did you do? What is your process? Is it repeatable? Like, has it helped other people? Or if you have those coaches that are just kind of like throwing things out there and seeing what sticks? Like that's not a process? There's no thought behind that it's what actually got you to the thing and what is that process? But also like, Is there any proof of it as well? Like, do they have testimonials to share? Do they have some kind of like social proof of people that are talking about what they are able to accomplish with this person? I think those are things to look for to kind of expose. Is it actually a professional or is it someone who's just posing? Mm hmm. I agree that there's gonna be a lot more posing. Oh, for sure. For sure. No, I think there are some gems in Kuwait. There's some hidden gems in there, but you don't Just have to do your due diligence and researching and asking questions. It's like when you go to the gym as the plumber is your electrician Who is your Who is your everything. It's like the guy taking the employee documents to the ministry to the man, dude. He's the carpenter. It's like, I saw the driver. It's unbelievable. Like, yeah, like, you can't be like 90 things at once. You're either shitty at everything, or really good at one thing, so. But I think what faces me off is like, Look, I didn't go 10 years of school. So someone can just get a certificate and say that I can give advice, or I can diagnose or that's not fair. For me. It's more like the unfairness and also the ethicality that goes along. I mean, we were trained to be ethical, we're trained to adhere to these. If I don't know how to diagnose someone, I refer them someone else. I mean, there's like a process. There's a process of conveying your lane. So I don't understand how suddenly we're in quarantine and all these qualities, skills or expertise. Yeah. He coded it. You know, it's so funny as people ask me all the time, like, you know from spending so much time in Kuwait if I can speak Arabic, and I tell him I have a good ear for it. I can even tell the difference between a lady and a Saudi. I can tell a difference with that. So I have a good ear for but it was funny I working with some contractors who were revamping our store here in town, and English was not their first language. And I found myself like wanting to throw out Arabic words and like that broken English and broken Arabic that I was speaking, but I was like, Arabic isn't even their language. I'm like, What am I doing? That's so funny, but it's just like, it's so ingrained and they're opening up gyms and working with contractors. I was like, I got this. I know how to handle this. Wrong all around. All right. Okay. And then we've got a few questions here from you. So I have to shout out Yusef real quick because he had messaged me about shoulder mobility and some 70s working on pull ups and things and so I had given him the tip of hanging from the bar. passively. So letting those three years and hanging passively but while you're in that position of tucking the tailbone under, flattening out that low back, and that's something that can really help with that strength of the shoulder and opening it up because most people aren't so much that their ribs, yeah, and they're compensating there and compressing the low back. And so he's been sending little videos of how it's been improved. And he's and he's killing it with us if you should maybe post a video of you doing that live so people know what we're talking about, but he's done a good job. So I gotta shout him out for that. Have you ever used the cue of like, you still do the passive hang, but having your feet flat on a couple of weight plates and still get it like it's your feet are almost barely on the ground, but you're still getting that stretch through the lats and the shoulders. If you ever done that, you should try that I've tried. I do that internally rotated, actually. So with my hand on the bar, if you can see my hand, I do it the opposite way to get a little bit of different strength and mobility and that's something my coach that I have now has been programming for me a little bit. major difference in my shoulder I did that a physiotherapist showed me that one they were like you know just barely have your feet on the ground but you want them on the ground so that your key explained it in like some technical term about the spine and whatever else but it read from flaring out. Yeah, and it really, for me, it really stretches everything, especially my lats because I've really tight lats. So for me, that's like my go to all the time. But yeah, yeah, that's a good one. All right, tangent there. All right, back to us this question. He's got a few here kind of related to COVID. So how are trainers or gyms coping under the stress of COVID-19 lock downs? Will we see a consolidation of gym companies in Kuwait? And then also wondering, do you think with ease restrictions that individualized competitions will gain market share due to the lack of team sports in Kuwait with that first question, so we don't answer that and double up on it. We had a fella ask me, he's a gym consultant on the show. He was on the show last week. We're going to air that episode soon. And that answers That question in depth. Okay, cool. And so um, so we'll leave that one for that Dell episode. And then we could jump on to the other two. Okay, cool. How are trainers coping under the stress of COVID-19 lockdowns? Will we see consolidation of gym companies in Kuwait? How do we feel about that one? I think they're cope with the same, their stress levels are probably just like everybody else's, I would say, and we're definitely going to see changes in the market in the industry. And like I said, abdellah is good. He's episode that explains it all. And I'll launch that probably in the coming weeks. Okay. doing a lot of virtual right, I think, more offerings, I think, yeah, just giving people more options. And I think people are kind of seeing now, I don't know, just like maybe different, I mean, what their demands are. And so I think just having to be adaptable and growing with it. So I think it will boost some creativity, hopefully, with people and I think that the ones that have good client base, that are good trainers and offer good programs and give good results. I think those are the ones that are going to thrive and I think the ones that have done shitty business models for how they pay their coaches and you know what they give their money. And I think those are going to be the ones that are going to have a really hard time. So I think it'll weed out some of the ones that maybe need to go away. That's true. And then another question was, can athletic competition help diversify Kuwait and other GCC economies?