The Challenge Podcast
Challenge Weekly Show #29: Sprint Triathlon, Weightlifting Belts & Cheat Meals

Challenge Weekly Show #29: Sprint Triathlon, Weightlifting Belts & Cheat Meals

August 3, 2021

Challenge Weekly Show #29: Sprint Triathlon, Weightlifting Belts & Cheat Meals

Welcome to the Weekly Challenge Show with Coach Steven Eskaf and Coach Nicoletta Ceppellini!

Challenge update

  • Week 12 of the May Challenge
  • Challenge Lift Off has concluded
  • May Challenge Awards Night on the 13th of August

Non-Scale Victories

  • Are you featured in our NSVs for the week?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic takes you through Triathlon Training
  • Coach Steve explains when and how to use a weightlifting belt

Questions from the Community

  • Should I aim for fat loss, then building muscle? Or vice versa?
  • Should I have a cheat meal after the Challenge?
  • Can you complete the Challenge with abdominal separation?
  • What supplements do you recommend for the Challenge?

Do you have a question for the Challenge Weekly Show?

Ask us a question by leaving a comment on this post, or ask anonymously via this form:

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

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On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

@steveneskafmuscleuposteo.com

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini - 2000watts.com.au

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au 

Being Honest with Your Journey with Georgina Brito

Being Honest with Your Journey with Georgina Brito

July 30, 2021

Being Honest with Your Journey with Georgina Brito

"It's not just a Challenge, it's a lifestyle"

Meet Georgina Brito, one of Maxine's top 10 finalists in the January Challenge. 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The power of routine to achieve your goals
  • How you learn something new with each Challenge
  • Becoming addicted to progress
  • Learning how to improve your approach to training
  • How to seek help to improve your Challenge
  • Using light weights as a tool
  • Making the choice to be a winner
  • Using strength training to improve your confidence
  • Treating the Challenge like a job
  • How to move on after a challenge in the Challenge
  • Tips for Prep Week

"Anything worth achieving takes hard work"

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

@steveneskafmuscleuposteo.com

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini - 2000watts.com.au

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au

Challenge Weekly Show #28: Fasted Cardio, Hook Grip & Final Photo Tips

Challenge Weekly Show #28: Fasted Cardio, Hook Grip & Final Photo Tips

July 27, 2021

Challenge Weekly Show #28: Fasted Cardio, Hook Grip & Final Photo Tips

Welcome to the Weekly Challenge Show with Coach Steven Eskaf and Coach Nicoletta Ceppellini!

Challenge update

  • Week 11 of the May Challenge
  • Challenge Lift Off opens July 30th
  • New 6 Week Nutrition Template
  • New Training Templates - Triathlon and SBD
  • New Deload and Recovery Diet
  • Olympic Weightlifting has started

Non-Scale Victories

  • Are you featured in our NSVs for the week?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic takes you through fasted cardio
  • Coach Steve walks you through different grips and when to use them

Questions from the Community

  • How can I get rid of cellulite?
  • Should I train multiple times per day?
  • If I can't complete an exercise, should I persist and practice, or choose another exercise?
  • Do guys need to shave their body for the final photo?

Do you have a question for the Challenge Weekly Show?

Ask us a question by leaving a comment on this post, or ask anonymously via this form:

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

@steveneskafmuscleuposteo.com

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini - 2000watts.com.au

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au 

Top 10 or Bust with David Cini, Manny De Los Angeles & Patrick Micallef

Top 10 or Bust with David Cini, Manny De Los Angeles & Patrick Micallef

July 23, 2021

Top 10 or Bust with David Cini, Manny De Los Angeles & Patrick Micallef

"Just stick to it and the change will happen"

 

Meet David, Manny & Patrick, 3 of Max's top 10 finalists in the January Challenge. 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How David, Manny & Patrick met and supported each other throughout the Challenge
  • Tips to building your own garage gym
  • Steps to take to learn how to train in a focused environment
  • Turning the gym into a bonding experiencing
  • The power of training partners

"Just give it a crack!"

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

@steveneskafmuscleuposteo.com

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini - 2000watts.com.au

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au

Challenge Weekly Show #27:Tempo, Rack Pulls and New 6 Week Training Templates

Challenge Weekly Show #27:Tempo, Rack Pulls and New 6 Week Training Templates

July 20, 2021

Challenge Weekly Show #27:Tempo, Rack Pulls and New 6 Week Training Templates

Welcome to the Weekly Challenge Show with Coach Steven Eskaf and Coach Nicoletta Ceppellini!

Challenge update

  • Week 10 of the May Challenge
  • Challenge Lift Off opens July 30th
  • New 6 Week Nutrition Template
  • New Training Templates - Triathlon and SBD

Non-Scale Victories

  • Are you featured in our NSVs for the week?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic advice on overtraining
  • Coach Steve takes you through tempo

Questions from the Community

  • Should I use a calorie prediction tool?
  • What should I do after the Challenge?
  • What are rack pulls and should I add them into my program?

Do you have a question for the Challenge Weekly Show?

Ask us a question by leaving a comment on this post, or ask anonymously via this form:

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

@steveneskafmuscleuposteo.com

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini - 2000watts.com.au

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au 

Making the Challenge Part of Your Life with Evonne Thorne

Making the Challenge Part of Your Life with Evonne Thorne

July 16, 2021

Making the Challenge Part of Your Life with Evonne Thorne

"It's just a way of life for me now"

 

Meet Evonne Thorne, one of Maxine's top 10 finalists in the January Challenge. 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why Evonne joined the Maxine Challenge
  • Transitioning from weight loss to muscle gain
  • Challenges of having young kids and doing the Challenge
  • How to become an early riser
  • Getting your family on board with your goals
  • Tips for dinner time with the family
  • Navigating the gym for the first time
  • Tips for learning the deadlift

"Keep it simple, don't overthink it"

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

@steveneskafmuscleuposteo.com

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini - 2000watts.com.au

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au

Challenge Weekly Show #26: Six Week Challenge, Bench Press Arch and Deloads

Challenge Weekly Show #26: Six Week Challenge, Bench Press Arch and Deloads

July 13, 2021

Challenge Weekly Show #26: Six Week Challenge, Bench Press Arch and Deloads

Welcome to the Weekly Challenge Show with Coach Steven Eskaf and Coach Nicoletta Ceppellini!

Challenge update

  • 6-week Challenge in August
  • Challenge Lift Off opens July 30th

Non-Scale Victories

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic speaks about the importance of NEAT for fat loss
  • Coach Steve talk about the Bench Press Arch

Questions from the Community

  • Does a cheat meal ruin "everything"?
  • Should I drop calories or increase cardio for more fat loss?
  • I'm gaining weight and strength, should I reduce my calories?
  • I'm experiencing more fatigue as the Challenge progresses, should I increase my calories?

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

@steveneskafmuscleuposteo.com

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini - 2000watts.com.au

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au 

Becoming the Fitness Guy with Ian Douglass

Becoming the Fitness Guy with Ian Douglass

July 9, 2021

Becoming the Fitness Guy with Ian Douglass

"It's not the Challenge, it's the Change"

 

Meet Ian Douglass, one of Max's top 10 finalists in the January Challenge. 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The challenges of life after the Challenge
  • The simplicity of just doing it
  • How change can happen in a moment
  • The little steps of change
  • Managing pain while completing the Challenge
  • Tips to overcoming lower back pain
  • Becoming the fitness identity

"Just make it your priority and stick to it"

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

@steveneskafmuscleuposteo.com

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini - 2000watts.com.au

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au

Challenge Weekly Show #25: Deadlifts, Core Training and Chasing the Burn

Challenge Weekly Show #25: Deadlifts, Core Training and Chasing the Burn

July 6, 2021

Challenge Weekly Show #25: Deadlifts, Core Training and Chasing the Burn

Welcome to the Weekly Challenge Show with Coach Steven Eskaf and Coach Nicoletta Ceppellini!

Challenge update

  • Week 8 of the May Challenge
  • Challenge Lift Off opens July 30th

Non-Scale Victories

  • Catherine stead 

    “I feel the control I have from Pilates and Yoga have been great for my transition into weights… working hard and seeking guidance from the coaches to acquire the skills and confidence to lift weights strongly with correct form.”


     

  • Susan Guillamuier 

    Steps done nice and early before a hectic day at work 


     

  • Jamie Shaw

    “I have never really been confident pushing bench press too much as I don’t usually have someone to spot me and that causes a bit of mental doubt with the lift. I was able to talk myself into doing the reps with the weight today instead of questioning the what if’s.”


     

  • Michelle Truswell

    Nominated for member of the month for July


     

  • Justin Ryan

    “I am still keen to keep going and really enjoying the changes, that's a huge win.”

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic offers tips on core training
  • Coach Steve takes you the RAMP warm-up protocol

Questions from the Community

  • Is RPM good for weight loss?
  • What's the difference between Max and Maxine products?
  • Should I chase the burn when training?

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

@steveneskafmuscleuposteo.com

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini - 2000watts.com.au

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au 

The Challenge on the Road with Dwayne Hartwig

The Challenge on the Road with Dwayne Hartwig

July 2, 2021

The Challenge on the Road with Dwayne Hartwig

"You've just got to do it"

 

Meet Dwayne Hartwig, Max's 2nd place finalist in the January Challenge. 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Training while on the road
  • Making the Challenge work for your environment
  • Unconventional approaches to the Challenge
  • How breaking your toe can change your life

"12 weeks is not a long time"

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

@steveneskafmuscleuposteo.com

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini - 2000watts.com.au

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au

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