180 Nutrition -The Health Sessions.

This week we welcome Martin Silva to the show. He is a true health guru. With a focus on nutrition and the best foods that we can be eating to maintain optimum health.
Find out how Martin's life changed when he put health before aesthetics with a clean diet and a clean lifestyle.

Questions we ask in this episode:

  • What’s the minimum effective dose for exercise if I wanted to see real change in body shape?
  • If I’m genetically lean, is it realistic to build and sustain muscle?
  • What mistakes do most people make in the gym?



This week I'm excited to welcome Martin Silver. Martin is a transformation coach, award-winning fitness model, and a personal trainer with over a decade of experience in the fitness industry. He takes a different approach for his clients by addressing areas of the mind and body, not commonly discussed in the gym.

01:01 In this episode we discuss how he uses intermittent fasting and ketosis as key tools for body transformation. And we discuss the industry myths that may be holding us back from our goals.

01:11 Over to Martin.

01:16 Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome Martin Silver to the podcast.

01:22 Martin, how are you mate?


01:23 I'm great mate, thanks. Thanks for having me on.


01:25 No, it is a pleasure. I'm really intrigued into getting into this conversation today as well, but first up for everybody out there that might not be familiar with you or what you do, I just wanted if you could share a little bit of your journey with us.


01:45 Absolutely, yeah. So to cut a long story short, I started lifting weights at a young age and I've always been competitive, and into sports and stuff from a young age. So I've always been, as I said, very competitive and very active as a child. I started lifting weights at the age of 14 and I've never looked back. And when it comes to me stepping foot into the fitness industry, I was actually, I qualified as a personal trainer by the age of 19, I'm now 31. And I still do personal training now, so I've been doing that for ... I'm not very good at Maths, but 12 years or something.

02:25 So about four or five years ago, I decided to compete for the first time as well. So I've climbed to the Pro level as a fitness model athlete. I've competed I think about eight times. I've taken my body to the extremes in that sense. And nowadays over the last, say three years, I have managed to ... After, as you can imagine, been driven by aesthetics. That's probably the main reason why young lads in their teens start lifting weights anyway. It's probably insecurities or whatever. So obviously always being driven by aesthetics, I then managed to switch my mindset, which was the game changer for me into making health a priority, that was about maybe three years ago. And ever since then, I have managed to maintain my physique and I'm focused on my health and feeling good above anything. And that has now taken me to another level in terms of my message and actually helping people.

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Category:Health & Nutrition -- posted at: 6:12pm PDT