On today’s episode of Trend Following Radio Michael Covel interviews Charles Poliquin. Charles is recognized as one of the worlds most successful strength coaches and has coached Olympic to professional athletes. He speaks with Michael about his new venture with Ed Seykota as well as his vast health and exercise knowledge.
Poliquin was Canada’s second youngest black belt at the age of 14, has mastered 6 different martial arts, and is influenced strongly by Bruce Lee, karma and other eastern influences. After getting into karate at the age of 10, he moved into lifting weights at the age of 14 and fell in love instantly with the sport. He took on his first training client in his first year of college at the age of 17 and has named himself the “Strength Sensei”.
Charles gives countless bits of advice on how to keep moving forward in life and fitness: ““If you don’t have an expiration date then the goal doesn’t mean anything. There is no pressure.” Keep the competition going with yourself. Also, have a good balance of work and time off. He points out that sleep is one of the most underrated subjects within health and fitness, but it should be a priority. Lastly, Michael and Charles talk about testosterone levels and how they are deeply affecting men and women around the world. Charles explains both the environmental and nutritional basis for low testosterone and why it has such a huge impact on the human mental state.
In this episode of Trend Following Radio:
- Long distance cardio vs. short sprint workouts
- The importance of sleep to your health and fitness
- Meditation and mindfulness
- How testosterone levels affect the psychology of men and woman
- Relationship between top athletes and top executives
- How to stay motivated
“Progression not perfection is what you should be focusing on.” –Charles Poliquin
“The general who sleeps the most wins the war.” –Charles Poliquin
Mentions & Resources:
- Charles Poliquin
- Ed Seykota
- Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky
- Brooks Kubic
- Bruce Lee
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