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Challenge Weekly Show #94: De-Stress, Dropsets & Giving Back to the Community!

Challenge Weekly Show #94: De-Stress, Dropsets & Giving Back to the Community!

December 6, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #94: De-Stress, Dropsets & Giving Back to the Community!

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

Challenge update

  • Public Voting opens soon!
  • How you can give back to the Fitness Community

Community Highlights

  • Are you featured in our Community Highlights?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic offers advice on how to de-stress between Challenges
  • Coach Steve gives an overview of dropsets and if you should be doing them

Questions from the Community

  • Speed Run Q&A with Coach Steve and Coach Nic!

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Body, Mind and Soul with Brydie Maro

Body, Mind and Soul with Brydie Maro

December 2, 2022

Body, Mind and Soul with Brydie Maro

Meet Brydie Maro runner up in the July M Challenge. 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How Brydie found her passion and confidence with weight training
  • How she developed a positive connection with mind, body and soul- interconnected with her training and routine 
  • The importance of always knowing yourself and trusting your instincts-and never giving up!

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For more information about the Challenge visit:

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Challenge Weekly Show #93: Online Communities, Nutritional Planning & Fitness Titles!

Challenge Weekly Show #93: Online Communities, Nutritional Planning & Fitness Titles!

November 29, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #93: Online Communities, Nutritional Planning & Fitness Titles!

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

Challenge update

  • What to do when you have sore feet

Community Highlights

  • Are you featured in our Community Highlights?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic offers advice for those who want to engage with our online communities
  • Coach Steve explains the power of titles and language in your fitness journey

Questions from the Community

  • Carley - Hi! I've been losing consistently this challenge at 1% on average each week, and have lost 5kg. I'm on rapid weight loss, and have been consistently doing within 12,000 step mark per day. I would like to aim to continue to lose weight between challenges, however looking for the rate to be closer to 0.3-0.5%. I would like to be a bit more relaxed in between the challenges, but not lose the habits I've been building during these last 2 challenges. If I looked at eating at moderate loss for weekdays, and steady at weekends, this would average out to 1658 per day, which is a deficit of 419 per day. Would this be an ok thing to do, bearing in mind that I won't be as strict on Christmas Day. I'm aiming to go back to rapid weight loss for the next challenge as well.
  • Fletcher - Hey coaches! I'm sorry for asking so many questions about the one subject, just trying to get my head around it! Since the time frame between the two challenges is quite large, and I haven't quite shredded as much as I wanted, should I maintenance for 1-2 weeks after this challenge, then continue the shred until about 1 week before prep week, go maintenance ,then go for that bulking phase? I'm sorry for all these questions!!
  • Lisa - Hi, I’m just after some advice on nutrition. Last week I injured my back and have pinched a nerve which has halted my first ever challenge unfortunately. I have continued following my nutrition plan and managed to keep up with my steps (although I am a lot slower). I am hoping to get to some arm weights later this week however they won’t be as heavy as before but I probably won’t get back to leg weights before the end of this challenge. As I said I have been following my nutrition plan including protein shakes but I have removed the protein bars as I didn’t think I needed them when the only exercise I am doing is walking. Is this the right thing to do?
  • Raj - Hi there, Can I take creatine and acetyl l carnitine together ? Thanks, Rajeet

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For more information about the Challenge visit:

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Who Are You, Really? with Shaun Theiber

Who Are You, Really? with Shaun Theiber

November 25, 2022

Who Are You, Really? with Shaun Theiber

Meet Shaun Theiber, one of M Challenge's Top 10 Finalists in the July Challenge!

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Value setting in Fitness
  • Changing lens
  • The power of now
  • Using exercise as meditation

Connect 

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Coach Steve

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For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au

Challenge Weekly Show #92: Low Carb, Power of Averages & How to Audit Your Fitness Journey!

Challenge Weekly Show #92: Low Carb, Power of Averages & How to Audit Your Fitness Journey!

November 22, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #92: Low Carb, Power of Averages & How to Audit Your Fitness Journey!

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

Challenge update

  • How to Audit Your Fitness Journey

Community Highlights

  • Are you featured in our Community Highlights?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic warns about Low-Carb marketing
  • Coach Steve explains the power of averages

Questions from the Community

  • Good morning! Just a quick little question. I lost 3.2kg in the first couple of weeks, the last week I started on melt and crea burn and I’ve gained a kilo despite eating the same and even training more. Am I doing something wrong or is this normal? I have the melt before my morning workout then sip on the crea burn during the day. Thanks!

  • I'm pretty keen to finish up this challenge strong with great results and get into the next phase which I'm very VERY excited for! I've actually been dieting all this year and this was just the final act of the year to end off really strong, with me currently losing 28kg since the start of the year, I'm wanting to do a clean proper bulk for the next 12 week challenge in January to gain some nice size and feel stronger. I'm just wondering if you have any tips for me to do before the next challenge starts?

  • Just wondering if it’s ok to have a protein shake for breakfast and dinner?

  • I'm feeling a little disheartened with the phase 2 check in. My pic looks like I have gone backwards not forwards and the scales haven't changed even though I have stuck to the plan, haven't missed a workout and have only had small slip ups in the diet plan. What am I doing wrong? Any tips to improve over the last 2 weeks of the program

Do you have a question for the Challenge Weekly Show?

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@nicolettaceppellini

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

https://www.mchallenge.com.au/

Next Level Training with Angela Vella

Next Level Training with Angela Vella

November 18, 2022

Next Level Training  with Angela Vella 

Meet Angela Vella, top ten finalist in the July M Challenge. 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How Angela aimed for the top ten and achieved this goal
  • How she trained and ate to level up her physique 
  • The importance of always setting new benchmarks and goals 

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

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Coach Steve

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Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au

Challenge Weekly Show #91: Bench Press, Quantum Entanglement & a Guide to the Party Season!

Challenge Weekly Show #91: Bench Press, Quantum Entanglement & a Guide to the Party Season!

November 15, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #91: Bench Press, Quantum Entanglement & a Guide to the Party Season!

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

Challenge update

  • Week 4 Check In
  • M Challenge in 2023

Community Highlights

  • Are you featured in our Community Highlights?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic offers advice on the party season
  • Coach Steve talks about how Quantum Entanglement relates to fitness goals

Questions from the Community

  • Can I do 2 days training on the same day. And are you able to add exercises you do on a day that you don’t have training in the app. Thanks 🏋️

  • Help !!!😱😱😱😱 I need help to get rid of my muffin top - Any recommendations on what i must do to get rid of it and start to see some abs happening? 

  • Can I use night protein during day? 

  • Hi there, What's angle is the best for the incline bench press 60 or 45?

Do you have a question for the Challenge Weekly Show?

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For more information about the Challenge visit:

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Becoming Bulletproof with Jett Trembath

Becoming Bulletproof with Jett Trembath

November 11, 2022

Becoming Bulletproof with Jett Trembath

Meet Jett Trembath, M Challenge's 3rd place finalist of the July Challenge!

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How Jett managed his busy Uni schedule and the Challenge
  • The power of preparation
  • Overcoming injuries
  • Finding resources in others

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

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On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

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Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au

Challenge Weekly Show #90: Hummus, Accountability & Pre-Workout Hydration!

Challenge Weekly Show #90: Hummus, Accountability & Pre-Workout Hydration!

November 8, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #90: Hummus, Accountability & Pre-Workout Hydration!

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

Challenge update

  • Week 2 Check In
  • Coach Steve is on leave

Community Highlights

  • Are you featured in our Community Highlights?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic talks about the power of accountability
  • Coach Steve talks about pre-workout hydration

Questions from the Community

  • Should I keep Intuitive eating ? I tend not to be hungry during the day and so I don’t eat and then I slip up in the evening. Do I try the plan even though I’m not hungry in the morning?
  • Why should I take Creatine?
  • Not sure if this has been asked or anything along the lines. But what is the best way to deal with extra hunger coming up to that time of the month?
  • Should I weight my food raw or cooked?

Do you have a question for the Challenge Weekly Show?

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Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

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Coach Steve

@steveneskaf

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

https://www.mchallenge.com.au/

Getting Lean & Strong 101 with Grand Champion Jaz Wright

Getting Lean & Strong 101 with Grand Champion Jaz Wright

November 4, 2022

Getting Lean & Strong - a guide with Grand Champion Jaz Wright

Meet Jaz Wright, M Challenge's first Grand Champion.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How Jaz found a love for weight training

  • How much the Challenge means to Jaz (starting with her grandpa years ago)

  • Building relationships with food and training & learning to own your choices

  • How meal prep makes all the difference when working

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Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

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On Facebook

On Instagram @maxchallenge and @maxineschallenge

Coach Steve

@steveneskaf

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au

 

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