Sun, 23 August 2020
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 holistic 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…
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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 and his focus is geared towards a holistic approach with long-term health as his main goal. In this episode, we talk about how the pandemic has affected the health and fitness space and how he's managing to get amazing results with his online clients using minimum equipment. Over to Martin.
Hey guys, this is Stu from 180 Nutrition, and I am delighted to welcome Martin Silva back to the podcast. Martin, good to see you, mate. How are you?
Good to see you too, Stu. I'm great. It's good to catch up. Last time we touched bases before lockdown, so great to see your face, man. Great to see you stack some size on there as well from some of the concepts of my program. You need to get a bigger t-shirt, Stu, for sure.
Like we were saying, it's either a washing machine problem.
Yeah, a bit of both. I reckon a bit of both, muscle gains and tumble dryer job, that is.
Fantastic. So before we get into the conversation, I've got so many great questions to throw at you as well, this time. For all of those people that are new to the podcast and may not be familiar with you or your work, I'd love it if you could just tell us a little bit about yourself.
Sure. Yeah. So I'm a fitness professional, and I've been coaching people as a personal trainer for over 15 years now. I ventured into the online space as well. So I've been coaching people online for about five years and I literally live, breathe, and eat health and fitness and getting people in shape, that's my wheelhouse, if you like, just to simplify that one.
And also I've competed as a bodybuilder, so I've done it naturally. I've never taken the performance enhancing supplements and whatnot, but I have competed against some of the best athletes in the world in non tested federation. So, where a lot of people do take stuff or whatever, but I've competed in those federations and I've done it naturally. I always like to clear that one up, right. Because it's a fundamental difference, but no bodybuilding, I did that for about three, four years, competed nine times and got to the professional level there.
And yeah, I mean, like I said, lifting weights and health, I've had my own journey in terms of looking after myself and going from I talked about this on the last podcast, but being driven mainly by how I looked and maybe by aesthetics to focusing more on health, and being kind of forced in a sense to really hone in on taking care of myself and making my health a priority instead of being driven by how I looked. But yeah, I mean, I could go on all day. I don't want to give you my life story and bore you, Stu. But that's the main ones there, mate.