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Podcast #15 – Building the Perfect Weight Loss Program – Cramping: Causes and Solutions

Dropping unwanted body fat is something that everyone can benefit from.  During the first half of Podcast #15, Coach Robb will explain the four necessary steps to an effective and sustainable weight loss program that he has successfully used with his clients over the last 33 years.  Note, this information is NOT what the weight loss systems want you to understand and requires NO special foods, supplements or gimmicks.  Listen and learn what they are afraid for you to know but is imperative for you to understand regarding the truth associated with body fat reduction, increased energy and improved body composition.

During the second half of the podcast, Coach Robb address the causes associated with muscle cramping and three simple solutions to keep them from beginning or reoccurring.  In addition to explaining the causes, he provides insight on two resources you can download from his website and implement immediately to address dehydration and electrolyte depletion.

Like all previous podcasts, Coach Robb answers listeners questions about protein shakes, salmon and mercury levels, “cooking” a virus, fatigue while traveling and training/racing and recovering in hot and humid conditions.  Remember, if you have a particular frustration or question that you want Coach Robb and his team to research and discuss, please don’t hesitate to send an email to

Podcast #13 – Building the Ultimate Endurance Program

Do you struggle with building a nutrition and training program that doesn’t leave you exhausted and flat on race day?

During Podcast #13, Coach Robb walks you through the four stages necessary for optimum strength, speed and endurance specific to anything endurance (triathlon, running, mountain biking, road cycling, adventure racing, long distance open water swimming, hiking and climbing, off road motorcycle racing (2 plus hours like BAJA & GNCC).

Before listening to this podcast, make sure you have a pen and paper to take some notes.  Coach Robb outlines the three main components associated with performance then walks you through four stages associated with building the perfect endurance program: Creating an Athlete Performance Profile, Creating an Athlete’s Foundation for Performance, Performance Evaluation and Performance Development.  After listening to this podcast, you will have the ultimate template for optimized endurance specific performance.

And as the people’s podcast, Coach Robb answers listeners questions about the benefits of massage, how to control intensity for weight loss and cycling, how to recover from a snowboarding session, benefits of energy gels and blocks during a half marathon and when to review biofeedback indicators.

Podcast #12

If you have been a listener to Coach Robb for any length of time, you know his strong opinion about the importance of heart rate monitors.  During this podcast, Coach Robb outlines how you can utilize your heart rate monitor to build muscle, burn fat and improve your performance results all at the same time!  Please note, during this podcast, Coach Robb provided some helpful illustrations that you will want to write down and keep as a simple, yet powerful resource to understanding how your body utilizes stored fat, sugar and protein to fuel your exercise efforts.

After listening to this podcast, you will have a clear understanding why changing up your intensity levels, durations and frequency will keep you from falling into weight loss stagnation or performance plateaus.  And as always, Coach Robb answered listeners questions about Lance Armstrong’s drug testing results, the use of quinoa on the two week food challenge, capturing your resting heart rate and why athletes are petrified of success!

Podcast #11

Are frustrated that your training and eating habits are not producing the results you are looking for?  Coach Robb’s Podcast #11 drills down on the top six culprits that could be holding you back.  Coach Robb taps into his 30+ years of working with clients, athletes and racers to outline how overlooking little things can create a domino effect that undermines your efforts and eventually your health ? without you seeing it until it is too late.  He also explains why trying harder is not always the correct mindset when it comes to breaking through personal plateaus. If you are tired of being tired or ready to bust through performance glass ceilings, you don’t want to miss this podcast.  Additionally, Coach Robb answers some pretty heated questions about PEDS (performance enhancing drugs), the negative side to energy bars, when and how to use ibuprofen and more!  Note: Coach Robb will be hosting a live webinar “Nutrition for Performance” on February 27th from 6-9pm EST.  For more information, please contact Christy at for pricing and availability.

Podcast #10

Screw Your New Year’s Resolutions  and How to Set Yourself Up for a Lifestyle Change! During Podcast #10 Coach Robb outlines the top four reasons why people are constantly hungry and can’t lose weight, and the truth behind what it takes to actually enjoying exercise.  After listening to this podcast, you will learn how to avoid falling into the trap of the complacency syndrome, which in Coach Robb’s opinion, is the number one reason why we end up injured and/or sick.  Coach Robb also answers several listener’s questions sent about whether you should goto the gym when the flu bug is floating around; whether avocados should be avoided due to the amount of calories; and the truth behind supplementation.

Podcast #9

Coach Robb outlined the Top 8 Mistakes People make when trying to improve their health, wellness and/or sports performance.  When it comes to avoiding burn out, becoming injured, sick or excessively sore, Coach Robb walks through the key elements to an exercise or sports performance program that guarantees success. In Coach Robb’s opinion, creating an exercise or performance program that is sustainable specific to an individuals personal and professional schedule is the foundation of success and in this podcast he walks you through ? step by step to help jump start your program!  In addition to outlining the top 8 mistakes, Coach Robb answered several listeners questions about heart rate monitors, getting sick often and how to adjust a workout if you are short on time.  If you have any particular frustrations or questions that you would like Coach Robb and his staff to research, please feel free to email them to

Podcast #8

Coach Robb’s Podcasts are frequently referred to as the “people’s podcast”,  During this podcast, Coach Robb answered numerous listener’s questions such as:  why being motivated by fear is keeping you from reaching your personal and personal goals; why cutting calories will make you progressively “fatter”; how to reset your fat point, why you gain more weight than you lost during a “diet phase”,  the dangers of eliminating food items from your diet,  why chronic stress is causing you to hold onto those unwanted pounds, why exercise is making you gain weight, why chronic stress is making you sick at a chemical, physical and mental level and understand how all of these topics are inter-related.  Be sure to follow Coach Robb on YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram for daily tips, suggestions and daily motivational quotes.

Podcast #7

On the Coach Robb Podcast #7, he outlined 4 specific things with your eating habits during the holidays to avoid gaining that dreaded “Holiday Weight Gain”.  In addition to some eating strategies, he provided an easy to follow exercise program that anyone can do anywhere to ensure you avoid that “food drunk” feeling after enjoying holiday food and drinks.  Like all future podcasts, Coach Robb answered listener’s questions about low back pain, why swimming is so productive to burn fat, how to improve sleep quality and why building an aerobic base leads to increased speed relevant to performance.

Podcast #6

On the Coach Robb Podcast #6, he answered the frequently debated question “Should my maximum heart rate go up or down as I become fitter?” He also outlined what an Energy Matrix is and how  training with a heart rate monitor will make you leaner, stronger and faster in the shortest amount of time.  In addition to answering more listener questions, he also explained why strength training is a key component to improving your ability to burn fat, increase speed and reduce muscular fatigue.  When you get a moment, make sure to follow him on Youtube at Robb Beams to hear your questions answered in video format!

Podcast #5

On the Coach Robb Podcast #5, he addresses how to hydrate properly (pre, during and post exercise) whether you are a recreational athlete or a hard core performance athlete.  Coach Robb also drills down on why he is such a big advocate for training with a heart rate monitor for optimum training results (from burning fat to improving high end speed and endurance).  If you sent Coach Robb a question over the last two weeks, listen to see if he answered your question!

Podcast #4

On the Coach Robb Podcast #4 we dive into the Hierarchy of Needs and the correct quality and quantity balances for water, food, sleep and exercise. We will also find out what in the hell Adrenal Fatigue and Circadian Rhythm means and how it relates to you!

Podcast #3

Coach Robb breaks down the importance of sleep and a simple plan to make sure you’re getting a good night’s sleep. Also, the complex hydration balance facing all levels of fitness goals on this week’s podcast.

We broke down the importance of sleep from a health and wellness perspective along the dangers of improper hydration levels – specifically over hydrating.

Podcast #2

Coach Robb tells us all how to be healthy for just $10 a day and explains the importance of good nutrition as the cornerstone to any successful fitness program!

During this show, I discuss:
1. Why nutrition is the first component to a healthy lifestyle.
2. Break down how you can eat healthy for less than $10 a day
3. How to avoid running through fast food establishments!

Podcast #1

We discuss the common myths that inundate the Internet about nutrition, fitness, fatigue and training among other topics. Coach Robb will tackle the weight loss marketing machine and why you’re being set up to fail on the next show. This podcast will be sports neutral and not specific to motocross so make sure to help spread the word to your friends and family, too!

Subects Discussed:
Why you are low on energy?
Why weight loss programs are designed to FAIL!
How to Lose Weight Without Purchasing Anything

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