The Challenge Podcast
Challenge Weekly Show #69: Mum Hacks, Nutritional Periodisation & Machines vs Free Weights!

Challenge Weekly Show #69: Mum Hacks, Nutritional Periodisation & Machines vs Free Weights!

June 14, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #69: Mum Hacks, Nutritional Periodisation & Machines vs Free Weights!

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

Challenge update

  • M Challenge program update
  • Walkthrough of the M Challenge features

Non-Scale Victories

  • What are NSVs?
  • Coach Nic shares stories about her weekend away
  • Coach Steve shares an app NSV

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic speaks about 5 tips to improve your well-being as a parent
  • Coach Steve explains nutritional periodisation

Questions from the Community

  • Do you stick to the plan as written, or do your own thing?

  • How much protein should I consume per meal?

  • What are the best ab exercises?

  • When are machines better than free weights?

Do you have a question for the Challenge Weekly Show?

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Coach Nic

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For more information about the Challenge visit:

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

More Than A Challenge- A Life Changer With Jen Wo

More Than A Challenge- A Life Changer With Jen Wo

June 10, 2022

Meet our January Maxine’s Runner Up Jen Wo

 

In this episode you will discover

  • How navigating the Challenge with a very busy family life requires organisation, preparation and communication 
  • The bigger picture - getting your body and identity back after a huge journey with pregnancy and infertility 
  • How to get the physique you’ve always dreamed of by getting up early and getting after it!

 

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For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au

Challenge Weekly Show #68: Falling Off the Wagon, Macros & Ketosis!

Challenge Weekly Show #68: Falling Off the Wagon, Macros & Ketosis!

June 7, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #68: Falling Off the Wagon, Macros & Ketosis!

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

Challenge update

  • M Challenge program update
  • What will you have access to when you download the app?
  • What does the Forum look like?

Non-Scale Victories

  • What are NSVs?
  • Coach Nic shares her new Hip Thrust PB
  • Coach Steve shares a secret

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic speaks about what to do if you "fall off the wagon"
  • Coach Steve explains the basics of macronutrients

Questions from the Community

  • Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss? 
  • What is insulin resistance?
  • I’m afraid to lift weights as I think I’ll get injured - where do I start? 
  • How do I get into Ketosis?

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/

From the Home Gym to the Commercial Gym with Benson Trembath

From the Home Gym to the Commercial Gym with Benson Trembath

June 3, 2022

From the Home Gym to the Commercial Gym with Benson Trembath

Meet Benson Trembath, Max's 2nd place finalist of the January Challenge. 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Benson's story on why he joined the Challenge
  • How Benson overcame COVID, floods and multiple injuries to complete the Challenge
  • Fitness and physical hobbies as core values
  • Transitioning from a home gym to a commercial gym
  • Developing systems to stay consistent with diet and exercise

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

Challenge Weekly Show #67: Trusting Your Instincts, Understanding Calories & Gluconeogenesis!

Challenge Weekly Show #67: Trusting Your Instincts, Understanding Calories & Gluconeogenesis!

May 31, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #67: Trusting Your Instincts, Understanding Calories & Gluconeogenesis!

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

Challenge update

  • M Challenge program update
  • What is the Steps Leaderboard?
  • What does the Meal Plan look like?

Non-Scale Victories

  • What are NSVs?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic speaks about trusting your instincts
  • Coach Steve explains the basics of calories

Questions from the Community

  • How do I get my motivation back? 
  • Is there any way to tell if I’m going to get injured?
  • What’s the difference between Maxine's Sip n Burn and Maxine's Melt? 
  • What is gluconeogenisis? 

Do you have a question for the Challenge Weekly Show?

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Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

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On Instagram @m.challenge.official

 

Coach Steve

@steveneskaf

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

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

Habit Hacks to Transform Your Physique and Win the Challenge with Grand Champion Johllene Elson

Habit Hacks to Transform Your Physique and Win the Challenge with Grand Champion Johllene Elson

May 27, 2022

Habit Hacks to Transform Your Physique and Win the Challenge with Johllene Elson. 

 

Meet our January Maxine’s Challenge Winner Johllene Elson

 

In this episode you will discover

  • How important those steps are for getting to the next level
  • Why connecting with the Challenge Community helps accountability 
  • How to get the physique you’ve always dreamed of by following what is prescribed to you  - no more, no less 

 

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Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

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For more information about the Challenge visit:

www.maxchallenge.com.au

www.maxineschallenge.com.au

Challenge Weekly Show #66: Eating Back Calories, Positional Hypertrophy & Clean Eating!

Challenge Weekly Show #66: Eating Back Calories, Positional Hypertrophy & Clean Eating!

May 24, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #66: Eating Back Calories, Positional Hypertrophy & Clean Eating!

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

Challenge update

  • M Challenge program update
  • When can I download the app?
  • When does the Winter Challenge start?

Non-Scale Victories

  • What are NSVs?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic speaks about eating back calories
  • Coach Steve explains positional and regional hypertrophy

Questions from the Community

  • I eat ‘clean’ every single day but I can’t lose weight. Why?
  • Do I need to train more for better results? 
  • Why are steps so important? 
  • Should a beginner focus on strength or hypertrophy first?

Do you have a question for the Challenge Weekly Show?

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Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

On Facebook

On Instagram @m.challenge.official

 

Coach Steve

@steveneskaf

Coach Nic

@nicolettaceppellini

 

For more information about the Challenge visit:

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

Being Honest with Yourself with Grand Champion Howard Goodes

Being Honest with Yourself with Grand Champion Howard Goodes

May 20, 2022

Being Honest with Yourself with Grand Champion Howard Goodes

Meet Howard Goodes, Max's Grand Champion of the January Challenge. 

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Howard's story on why he joined the Challenge
  • Building relationships with exercise
  • How to overcome challenges around work, home and social lives
  • The power of lifting lightweights
  • Building a foundation by nailing the technique first

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

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

Challenge Weekly Show #65: Menopause, Kids Lifting Weights and Resistance & Strength Profiles!

Challenge Weekly Show #65: Menopause, Kids Lifting Weights and Resistance & Strength Profiles!

May 17, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #65: Menopause, Kids Lifting Weights and Resistance & Strength Profiles!

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

Challenge update

  • Strategies for in-between Challenges
  • M Challenge program update
  • Maxine's Burn Bars and Cookies are now at Coles

Non-Scale Victories

  • What are NSVs?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic explains menopause and its effect on training & losing body fat
  • Coach Steve explains matching resistance & strength profiles

Questions from the Community

  • Is it ok for kids to lift weights?
  • What is the minimum amount of training I can do to build muscle?
  • Why can some people eat whatever they want and stay skinny? 
  • What do fat burners do? 

Do you have a question for the Challenge Weekly Show?

Ask us a question via this form:

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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 

Challenge Weekly Show #64: Vision Boards, Accountability & Mind Muscle Connection!

Challenge Weekly Show #64: Vision Boards, Accountability & Mind Muscle Connection!

May 10, 2022

Challenge Weekly Show #64: Vision Boards, Accountability & Mind Muscle Connection!

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

Challenge update

  • Awards Night Recap
  • Planning time between Challenges
  • Keeping yourself accountable

Non-Scale Victories

  • Are you featured in our #NSVs?

Coaches Corner

  • Coach Nic explains how to develop a vision board
  • Coach Steve explains how to maximise the Mind Muscle Connection

Questions from the Community

  • What's the difference between Maxine's Burn and Maxine's Night? Can I have the Night during the day?
  • I only have 30 minutes to workout, what should I focus on?
  • I've finished the challenge, and my goal now is to do a comp, what steps should I take?
  • What training program should I follow for building muscle?

Do you have a question for the Challenge Weekly Show?

Ask us a question via this form:

Connect 

Find The Max and Maxine Challenge

On Apple Podcasts

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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