Sun, 9 February 2020
This week we welcome Martin Silva to the show. Martin is a transformation coach, award-winning fitness model, public speaker and a personal trainer with over a decade of experience in the fitness industry. Find out how Martin's life changed when he put health before aesthetics with a clean diet and a clean lifestyle.
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This week I'm excited to welcome Martin Silva back to the show. Martin is a transformation coach, award-winning fitness model, public speaker, podcaster, the list goes on. He's a rare breed in the fitness industry as his focus is geared towards a wholistic approach, with longterm health as his main goal. In this episode we talk about the common misconceptions that he experiences time and time again in health and fitness space. We talk about eating more, not less in order to get the body you want. And also dig deeper into recovery, sleep and the importance of routines. Over to Martin.
Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition and I am delighted to welcome back Martin Silva to the podcast. Martin, thank you so much for coming back on again. How are you mate?
My pleasure. I'm great, thanks Stu.
Well that's great. Really, really excited to connect with you today. And a couple of reasons obviously to connect with you and dial into all the knowledge that you have accrued over the years in your industry. But secondly to welcome and introduce and announce you as an ambassador to 180 Nutrition. And so thank you so much for coming on board with us. And just to give our listeners a little bit of a heads up, particularly interested in connecting with you because of a number of things that you do. Obviously you're into personal training and wholistic movement, but at a much deeper level than I see lots of other people doing it. And I'm very interested in anybody who talks about sleep and mindset and motivation as well as nutrition and movement and all the other habits out there as well.
And you apply that to yourself and your clients with a very holistic and natural route, which I think is super rare in the industry, that is tainted with toxic messages and less than authentic supplementation and substances and things like that. So really keen to welcome you onboard. Thanks for sharing some time this morning. But for anyone out there that hasn't heard of you before, it would be great for you just to tell us a little bit about yourself too.
Sure. Firstly, thank you for welcoming me on board. And it's an absolute pleasure, once again, the pleasure's all mine Stu. And yeah, just a little bit more about my background. So where do I start with this? So in terms of personal training, I have been doing this for almost 15 years now. Always juggling a few things. Doing the online coaching, I've been doing that so I've got a handful of people I coach online. I've been doing that for over five years now as well. But just to track back to when I first qualified as a trainer, back when I was like 19 years old. And prior to that I was always competitive, always play in sports from a young age, always had that competitive nature. But when I first started lifting weights properly and consistently, I first picked up a dumbbell when I was about 14 and I got really consistent with it from the age of around about 16.
And I never looked back really. I fell in love with it and it was transferred over to my rugby as well, because I was playing rugby at the time. And it just became my passion then and as I said, by three years later, then by the age of 19 I was a qualified personal trainer. So been doing it for a while and eventually then I got into bodybuilding as well. So I'm a pro level natural bodybuilder, although I've competed in Federation, I've never actually competed in a natural Federation. So just to verify that I've always competed in IFBB or WBFF and then non-tested Federation. So, because I put so much work into lifting weights and into essentially training and exercise over the years, and genetics play a part in that as well I'm not going to deny that. I can compete against the best in the world, people who are taking stuff, performance enhancing stuff, ie steroids, I'll just say the word don't know why I'm swerving around [inaudible 00:04:54].
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