Want to live an Awesome Life? Tune into the UK's #1 rated podcast and top 10 in the world interviewing the worlds best guests in health, fitness and personal development, as well as Q&A shows. This is a full fat show on everything nutrition, food, mindset, exercise, human performance and generally being awesome on every level (hopefully containing a few laughs too). Ben Coomber is a nutritionist, coach, speaker, writer & former obese man sharing his journey. Day to day Ben coaches in his Fat Loss for Life coaching program and has Awesome Supplements & The BTN Academy. Ben loves coffee & food, plays rugby, hits the gym, and tries to be as awesome as possible through constant improvement. Visit Ben at: for more info.


  • #556 - A Days Food: What I Eat and Why

    #556 - A Day's Food: What I Eat and Why

    17/08/2020 Duração: 16min

    Food should provide for your health, both mental and physical, but also be enjoyable. How do we strike this balance? What if we're busy? What does a day of food look like for me, and why? Find out in this short show. I also discuss tracking calories, saving time, prep, fruit and veg intake, protein specificity, and more. See this written up on my blog:

  • #555 - Healthy Food for Less £ with Rob Eades

    #555 - Healthy Food for Less £ with Rob Eades

    13/08/2020 Duração: 44min

    At 26 Rob Eades has achieved a lot, and has a lot of wisdom to share. After falling into being a chef at a young age by saying YES when many would say NO, he found a passion he never knew existed. Now he’s helping 1000s see a healthy lifestyle differently, and for less. In this epic show we discuss the cost of food, food inequality, what Rob eats, how he advises people save money on food, our favourite ice creams, his TV show, cooking for his mates at uni, and why the focus on HAPPINESS has to be the path we all chase.Find Rob on Instagram @Rob_Eades and at

  • #554 - Therapy Observations: Putting on a Brave Face

    #554 - Therapy Observations: Putting on a Brave Face

    10/08/2020 Duração: 11min

    Ever tell yourself you're OK when you're not? Ever get a text from a friend asking if you're OK and you reply "yeah awesome", when you're not? I did this ALL THE TIME, and this contributed to my recent 'breakdown', as you might call it. This therapy reflection outlines why this isn't good for you/us, and the path to truth and honesty, both for yourself, and for others.

  • #553 – DOMS, Fish Oil, Curcumin, Protein  Recovery from Exercise

    #553 – DOMS, Fish Oil, Curcumin, Protein & Recovery from Exercise

    06/08/2020 Duração: 52min

    Tom and I finally get around to our final part 3 episode discussing recovery from exercise. In this show we cover the science of DOMS and what affects it, proteins role and where protein shakes can help, recovery shakes, fish oil and curcumins effect on DOMS, where cardio can play a role in testing readiness, why you might choose to question your recovery routine, foam rollering, time efficient training, and a few other ramblings. Enjoy.

  • #552 - Why Dont Experts  Scientists Agree?

    #552 - Why Don't Experts & Scientists Agree?

    03/08/2020 Duração: 07min

    This is a key reason topics like nutrition are so confusing for so many people. One respected scientist says one thing, and one another, such as a recent claim by a respected U.S. cardiologist that said the vegan diet is the cure for all diseases and other researchers that don't agree with him weren't reading 'the science'. In this short show my co-host Tom dismantles why disparities lie between experts and their interpretations of the science. For more reading, here's the blog:

  • #551 - World Champion Mindset with Johnny Nelson – Boxing Legend

    #551 - World Champion Mindset with Johnny Nelson – Boxing Legend

    30/07/2020 Duração: 37min

    If you want an insight into the mindset of a world champion who better to speak to than Johnny Nelson who you may recognise from Sky TV, 1986-2005 cruiserweight world boxing champion, who also held the WBO title 1999-2005, British title 1989 & 1997, and European title 1990 & 1998. As Johnny says at one point in the show “Success comes with responsibility”, and for me, that sums up this show. Johnny candidly shares his story of how he was, in many people’s eyes, including his coaches, a very average boxer as a kid, but he had potential, and with the right people, belief and mindset he became a world champion. Johnny outlines his recipe for success, why many see failure in the wrong way, why the eyes show the souls desire and pain, how to work around negativity, the harsh reality of success at that level, and much more. A truly inspiring show, was incredible to have Johnny as a guest on the show. Check out Johnny’s work at: Instagram @johnnyNelsonSky

  • #550 - Therapy Observations: Being the ‘YES’ Man

    #550 - Therapy Observations: Being the ‘YES’ Man

    27/07/2020 Duração: 18min

    I take 18 minutes to delve into a recent therapy session I had where I reflected with my therapist on why I got to feeling frustrated and over burdened, how I now want to try deal with the mental load I have as a dad, leader and husband, and how the coaches of the world need to protect themselves from taking on too many of other peoples problems. Ultimately, if you're too busy fighting and helping everyone else with their problems, you might not have the space and ability to deal with your own.

  • #549 - Mindset Special: Stress, Control  Living Life

    #549 - Mindset Special: Stress, Control & Living Life

    23/07/2020 Duração: 55min

    In a special episode on mindset, I speak to Leigh Currie - just an every day girl & teacher to autistic kids who I've spoken to on and off over the years on Facebook messenger, just trying to help her out. Over the last few years Leigh has dealt with PTSD from her work, become a carer for her step-sister who's got Down syndrome, got married, went through a Huntingdons disease diagnosis, and constantly felt the pressure by our industry to be fit, healthy and always look to progress - she tried to do Joe Wicks program to help - but found it added to the problem. We have a candid and open chat about the pressure to live life a certain way, what she's learnt about herself going through all that she has, how she feels I've helped her shift her mindset, learning to WANT to do things over having to do things, how she has realised happiness is in presence, and much more. As listeners of the show you asked for more female guests, and more real life stories, I hope this hits the mark!

  • #548 - My 7 Top Tips on Changing your Job or Career Successfully

    #548 - My 7 Top Tips on Changing your Job or Career Successfully

    20/07/2020 Duração: 18min

    Lockdown seems to have got a lot of people thinking about their jobs, their career, and their overall happiness with work. After all, work is a HUGE part of life, at least a third of life if we think about a 24 hour day - 8 hours for sleep, 8 hours for work, 8 hours for family and play (the 8, 8, 8 principal). Why do I feel I can help you here? I've done many jobs, tested myself in many ways with my career, and have been a self-employed business owner for 14 years. I feel I know a few things about change, risk and the mindset it needs. Plus I'm now an employer of a team, so I'm a leader to others too. In this podcast I cover my 7 top tips to successfully shift your job and or career. 1. Looking at how old you are right now2. If maturity is a good or a bad thing3. What skills are needed4. The transition financially5. Talk to your stakeholders (family, friends etc)6. How to manage your change in identity7. Ultimately, what will make you happy...Hope the show helps :)

  • #547 - Performance Anxiety, RPE  Gym Programming

    #547 - Performance Anxiety, RPE & Gym Programming

    16/07/2020 Duração: 40min

    Sleep and stress have a far bigger impact on performance than you realise. In this show Tom and I discuss some recent research on sleep, stress and your gym strength, and how this can impact your recovery time. We were then planning to discuss sleep supplements, but we went down the rabbit hole of discussing how our routines and mindset can give us poor performance outcomes from letting anxiety slip in, RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion), gym programming, and how to be more targeted or more flexible for your goals - which is the key thing, YOUR goals. If you're into fitness, training and all things performance, you'll enjoy this show.Our nutrition Nutrition short course:

  • #546 - Body Types  The Food we Eat

    #546 - Body Types & The Food we Eat

    13/07/2020 Duração: 08min

    Should you eat food to your body type? Aka Somatotyping. Are there clues in your body and its shape with the diet we as humans should be eating? Where did this theory come from, what shaped this train of thought? Co-host Tom goes down the body type rabbit hole....

  • #545 - Life as a Disabled Personal Trainer with Ben Clark

    #545 - Life as a Disabled Personal Trainer with Ben Clark

    09/07/2020 Duração: 56min

    What's the mindset of someone that is disabled? Find out, as I interview the amazing Ben Clark, a disabled Personal Trainer who become disabled as an adult after a freak neck injury jumping into the sea. I chat to Ben about the goals of someone disabled and disability stigmas, how he exercises, how we went from needing a carer 25 hours a week to being 100% self-sufficient, what things he has to work on to keep him at his physical peak, how he developed such a positive mindset after being in such a dark place, and more. An amazing show, an amazing human. Follow Ben @AdaptToPerform on all social platforms.

  • #544 - Frustrated. Tired. Angry.

    #544 - Frustrated. Tired. Angry.

    06/07/2020 Duração: 12min

    Last week I felt frustrated, tired, angry, and to top it off exercise felt like it was taking me 2-3 days to recover from. When I woke up in the morning if felt like lifting a lead weight out of bed, it was horrible, I felt horrible, it wasn't me at all. So a radical intervention was needed. What did I do to get myself back to feeling ME? Listen in.

  • #543 - Fergus Crawley on Success, Suicide  Recovery

    #543 - Fergus Crawley on Success, Suicide & Recovery

    02/07/2020 Duração: 58min

    Fergus Crawley attempted to take his own life, but why? He's a successful guy, what could possibly be wrong? Once it all happened, how did he recover? What does a life of recovery look like now? How does he deal with the dark thoughts that linger? How did this all happen, is society to play in this? These days you'll see him on social media attempting mad charity challenges, like squatting for 24 hours, running inhuman feats, and swimming vast distances, but why, what's his mission, what is he setting out to do? A fascinating chat with an awesome human being. I give to you, Fergus Crawley. Follow him @ferguscrawley

  • #542 - Things I Regret in Life, Advice to my Younger self!

    #542 - Things I Regret in Life, Advice to my Younger self!

    29/06/2020 Duração: 10min

    What do I regret in life? What would I say to my younger self? What would I change about my 33 year journey to date? What advice would I give to someone in their 20s right now? Find out...

  • #541 - Getting hit by a car changed my life with JP de Villiers

    #541 - Getting hit by a car changed my life with JP de Villiers

    25/06/2020 Duração: 01h12min

    Major life trauma can define you, positively, or negatively. After JP got hit by a car and was left in intensive care for weeks, and to this day still limps when he walks one year on, he see's it as a blessing. In this show we delve into JPs journey to discovering himself, what it means to live your truth, how our ego gets in the way and how to solve that, where people go wrong with meditation, the value of stillness, why he's lived his life so intensely and what he was running from, why he loves extreme challenges, and more. This podcast is a rabbit hole, come burrow with us. Follow him online 'Jean-Pierre De Villiers' or find his website here: Watch his crazy documentary here:

  • #540 - Skinny Jab: Science or Scandal?

    #540 - Skinny Jab: Science or Scandal?

    22/06/2020 Duração: 12min

    Seen skinny jab on social media doing the rounds? Two 'celebrities' who have openly struggled with their weight are proponents of it (aka get paid to promote it at £250 a month to us) to encourage their followers to take it to aid weight loss. Is this a scandal, or is there some science to the compound found in Skinny Jab? co-host Tom Bainbridge, our Head of Education at The BTN Academy, delves into this topic. Enjoy.Link to the research:,weight%20loss%20compared%20with%20placebo

  • #539 - Dave Birtwistle on what it means to be a Modern Man

    #539 - Dave Birtwistle on what it means to be a Modern Man

    18/06/2020 Duração: 52min

    You might have seen David Birtwistle on TVs 'Too hot to handle', but TV aside he's a super coach, has a refreshing perspective on fitness, nutrition and life, and is passionate about discussing what it means to be a modern man. On his own journey of self discovery David realised how he could improve, how he could optimise himself, how he could gain perspective on issues of the past, improving his relationship with himself, and others. Society has been good at telling us who to be, how to behave and what is the norm, is that correct, does that need to be challenged? We think so, and that's what we do on this show, enjoy. Follow David online @David.Birtwistle and check out: https://www.endeavourlife.comBooks we discuss on the show were '7 habits of highly successful people', 'The mask of masculinity', 'The Alter ego effect', 'Ego is the enemy', 'How to win friends and influence people'. The personality test we reference is:

  • #538 - Developing Courage  A vision for your Life

    #538 - Developing Courage & A vision for your Life

    15/06/2020 Duração: 42min

    Courage is an important asset, if you had the courage and conviction to go out and fulfil the vision you have for you life, how much happiness would you have? So, how do you develop courage? When everyone else is pushing or going one way, how do you go another? I only re-share interviews I've done if they are unique, different, and can bring you insight and value, and today this is one of those shows. Ollie Jowett, The Health & Happiness show, invited me on to chat all things living an AWESOME life, which delved into the topic of courage and leading your life your way! Enjoy.

  • #537 – Martial Arts  Movies with actor Scott Adkins

    #537 – Martial Arts & Movies with actor Scott Adkins

    11/06/2020 Duração: 30min

    This podcast was SO much fun! I talk to movie star Scott Adkins... LEGEND. We talk about the fear he had growing up and becoming an actor, not becoming a butcher but instead a movie star despite his families wishes, what got him so interested in martial arts as a kid, his approach to nutrition for movies, what his goals are and how he’s set goals in the past, his fast chocolate biscuit grabbing hands, kung fu kicks, and more. PLUS, he does an excellent movie promo voice. Watch his new film 'Payback' available now on digital download and on DVD from 6th July. I had a ton of fun chatting to Scott. Follow him on social media @thescottadkins

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