Posted on 28 September, 2017

MYB 009: Cliff McDonald | Common Myths and Questions in the Fitness Industry

By Jacob Andreae in Podcast MYB 009: Cliff McDonald | Common Myths and Questions in the Fitness Industry

Cliff McDonald is a Darwin-based personal trainer and online fitness coach. He is also one of my very good friends. Cliff is unapologetically opinionated and has very strong views about EVERYTHING. This can rub some people the wrong way but anyone who knows him, knows he will do anything for you! He is honestly one of the best people I know. The night my grandmother passed away, I sent Cliff a text message at 10pm asking if he could run my boot camp group at 5:30 in the morning. He unhesitatingly obliged. Cliff is also a metabolic analyst at the local hospital, drug and alcohol rehabilitation coach, former colleague of mine at the Northern Territory Institute of Sport, and co-host with me on Mix104.9's Balls 'n' All radio show. 

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In this episode, you'll learn:

  • The correct squat technique that was stopped being taught years ago but is still common practice in many gyms
  • How well Cliff can rant about ... well, anything!
  • The pros and cons of using challenges in the fitness industry
  • Cliff's take on the challenges society face today and how they can be addressed
  • Cliff thoughts about reality TV shows - particularly cooking reality shows
  • Why it's not weight you want to lose and how to transform your body for what you want
  • The nutrition of weight loss
  • Plus, all about ketosis.

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About Jacob Andreae

About Jacob Andreae

I write and speak about Fitness, Nutrition and Mindset. 

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MYB 009: Cliff McDonald | Common Myths and Questions in the Fitness IndustryA quick start guide to losing weight and staying on track. Learn the strategies I use to eat and move for optimal health. Includes worksheets to enhance your motivation, commitment and discipline, along with a sample eating plan and exercise program.