The world of fitness podcasts is an extremely niche one. After all, it isn’t easy to be a good podcaster, and especially hold the attention of fitness enthusiasts who are used to YouTube videos that focus on showing instead of telling.
That said, there are plenty of really good fitness podcasts out there, focussing on subjects as varied and specialised as power lifting or CrossFit. Others focus on nutrition, general health, tips on how to get the most out of training, and even book recommendations. I’d done a list of five podcasts that I really enjoyed, over six months ago. Here’s a second instalment, with three new podcasts that I now listen to fairly regularly. You should check them out too!
Mind Pump: The Mind Pump podcast is the real deal. Hosted by four experienced fitness trainers—Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, Justin Andrews and Doug Egge—the podcast is a great resource on all things fitness. You think you’ve hit a plateau in your training and want to take it to the next level? There’s an episode for you. Are you an expert trainer and want to know how to turn that into a profitable career? There’s an episode for that too. The podcast is very regular, and popular, with over 1 million listens every month. If you want to cut through fitness jargon and get some real advice, this is the podcast for you.
Brute Strength: Hosted by CrossFit Games champion Michael Cazayoux, Brute Strength is an excellent podcast if you want to know more about CrossFit. If you’re already into CrossFit training, then Cazayoux’s episodes are of even better use. He interviews luminaries from the world of CrossFit and imparts excellent advice on how to approach training in the correct way. One recent interview that I absolutely loved was with the athlete Angelo Dicicco, who overcame a serious injury to return to competing in CrossFit Games. Also checkout their ‘Workout of the Day’ posts on Instagram.
No Meat Athlete: It is usually difficult to get good fitness advice, especially with regards to nutrition, if you’re vegetarian or vegan. Enter the No Meat Athlete podcast, hosted by fitness bloggers Matt Frazier and Doug Hay. Apart from nutrition, the episodes also focus on running and training tips, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to change over into sustainable healthy habits. Interviews with guests add a greater layer of real-world advice.