The Challenge Podcast
The Challenge Top 12 FAQ

The Challenge Top 12 FAQ

November 13, 2019

In this episode, the Challenge team answers your top 12 most frequently asked questions:

MINDSET

  1. I’m not losing weight, what can I do?
  2. I cannot exercise because I am sick, is this the end for me?
  3. I’m injured, is this the end for me?
  4. Will having that sneaky little extra hurt my results?

NUTRITION

  1. I’m bloated, what do I do?
  2. The food plan is boring, how can I change it?
  3. What’s the best macro split?
  4. Can I have diet soda?

TRAINING

  1. Can I do more cardio?
  2. The program is too easy
  3. What weight should I be lifting for …?
  4. My scan says that I put on fat/lost muscle, why?
Meet the Challenger Series - Manny De Los Angeles

Meet the Challenger Series - Manny De Los Angeles

November 8, 2019

Welcome to the Meet the Challenger Series!

Meet some of our most active Challengers and find out why they started the Challenge, what they struggled with and what their big wins are. 

In this episode, Coach Steve interviews Max's top 10 finisher, Manny De Los Angeles!

Listen to hear how Manny modified the Challenge to fit into his busy schedule and overcame the social pressures of his job to be a role model for his kids!

Instantly Boost Your Motivation with NLP

Instantly Boost Your Motivation with NLP

November 5, 2019

Stuck in a rut? Losing motivation to go to the gym? You may have developed a habit of low energy. 

In this episode, Coach Steve takes you through a Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) technique called anchoring.

Anchoring involved classical conditioning and training your brain to trigger a response after a certain trigger. Listen to find out what your triggers are that boost and decrease your energy levels, and learn how you can hack your brain to consistently boost your motivation, instantly. 

Meet the Challenger Series - Nerilee Black

Meet the Challenger Series - Nerilee Black

November 1, 2019

Welcome to the Meet the Challenger Series!

Meet some of our most active Challengers and find out why they started the Challenge, what they struggled with and what their big wins are. 

In this episode, Coach Steve interviews Nerilee Black!

Nerilee is the winner of the week 4 challenge where she uploaded a video talking about her challenges and wins so far in the September Challenge. 

Listen to hear all about Nerilee's battle with gym anxiety, changing her identity at social events and overcoming her medical challenges.

 

Meet the Challenger Series - Chris Spratt

Meet the Challenger Series - Chris Spratt

November 1, 2019

Welcome to the Meet the Challenger Series!

Meet some of our most active Challengers and find out why they started the Challenge, what they struggled with and what their big wins are. 

In this episode, Coach Steve interviews Max's top 10 finisher, Chris Spratt! 

Chris was the 2nd Runner Up in our 2014 Challenge and spent 3 years as a Challenge Ambassador.

After a 2 year break, he has again made the top 10 in our May 2019 Challenge.

Chris talks about the changes in the Challenge, how he handles social situations and his future Goals!

How To Be A Pro Bodybuilder with Vince Mantovani

How To Be A Pro Bodybuilder with Vince Mantovani

October 29, 2019

In this episode, Coach Steve interview Pro Bodybuilder - Vince Mantovani. 

Listen to hear Vince's story of his first bodybuilding competition, how he continues to learn and all of his tips and tricks on building a well-rounded physique.

Follow Vince on Instagram @bigv_mantovani

From Fat to Fit Coach Steve’s Story

From Fat to Fit Coach Steve’s Story

October 25, 2019

Want to learn more about Coach Steve and how we went from Fat to Fit?

Listen along and hear how Coach Steve's goals became a reality with his hard work and dedication.

How to be strong after 50 with Kathy Tyndale

How to be strong after 50 with Kathy Tyndale

October 22, 2019

In this episode, Coach Helen chats with Top 10 Maxine's Challenger, Kathy Tyndale!

Kathy completed the Maxine Challenge in 2018 and has been a Challenge Ambassador ever since! 

Listen to her story about how she smashed the Challenge and how she wants to inspire other women to be stronger versions of themselves. Can you believe that she's 53!

Follow her on Instagram @kathytyndale

Meet the Challenger Series - Ben Lavender

Meet the Challenger Series - Ben Lavender

October 18, 2019

Welcome to the Meet the Challenger Series!

Meet some of our most active Challengers and find out why they started the Challenge, what they struggled with and what their big wins are. 

In this episode, Coach Steve interviews Max's top 10 finisher, Ben Lavender! 

Listen to hear how Ben changed his identity from the big guy to the fit guy!

"Take a risk, push yourself"

Powerlifting, getting strong and training principles with John Delinac

Powerlifting, getting strong and training principles with John Delinac

October 15, 2019

In this episode, Coach Steve chats with Challenge Platinum Coach John Delinac,

John was the first winner of the “Max Challenge” and says it changed his life forever!

He went from being a Tradie to Max Challenge Coach and a PT who’s services are constantly in demand.

John talks about recovering from chronic Back pain, how he got started in Powerlifting, how to push through a plateau, visualization, recovery and why he slaps his own ass!