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MetFlex and Chill

Oct 15, 2021

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Listeners can find Cody McBroom at his website and on Instagram @codymcbroom

Cody McBroom is the CEO and Head Coach of Tailored Coaching Method, where he and his team pride themselves on helping average individuals achieve and maintain above-average results through world-class individualization, education, and connection. Tailored Coaching Method is fueled by a relentless dedication to helping clients realize sustainable success with their physique, mind, and life - allowing them to live their very own life by design.

In this episode, Cody and I talk about the hierarchy to a successful transformation, benefits of carbs for body recomposition, intensity vs. duration in training, “maingaining” and much more!

“First and foremost, I do think that the behavior, lifestyle, and environment needs to be in the pyramid. That is the first thing because there's a psychology associated with body composition change, self-discipline…even just grit.” Cody McBroom

Top Takeaways:
The hierarchy of a successful transformation
Why carbohydrates are an important tool for body recomposition
Diet dials explained and how to use them in your training
Benefits of cardio and conditioning regardless of your goal

Show Notes:
[0:00] Rachel gives a brief bio about guest Cody McBroom to the listeners
[1:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest Cody McBroom @codymcbroom to the listeners!
[1:30] Cody dives into his background and how he decided to pursue fitness and nutrition
[6:30] Question: Can you talk about what you see the hierarchy has been for transformation, and what a successful transformation looks like in terms of getting to the goal, but being able to sustain that goal afterward?
[7:00] Eric Helms Pyramid
[9:00] “First and foremost, I do think that the behavior, lifestyle, and ‘environment’ needs to be in the pyramid. That is the first thing because there's a psychology associated with body composition change, self-discipline…even just grit.”
[14:30] Question: What’s your experience with clients who have gone through a body recomposition? Is it really only for people who are new to training or who are coming back from training? Or do you feel like there is still some kind of runway for people who are more advanced or maybe they are more elite?
[18:00] ‘Gaintaining’ for the advanced athlete
[19:30] “I think the truth about recomp is that most people either have to be a brand new beginner or just recently injured or you have to be unbelievably patient.”
[23:30] Question: Can you give our listeners a rundown of what the benefits of carbohydrates are if you’re trying to change your body composition and build muscle?
[32:30] Question: In terms of periodization and going into a fat loss phase, can we chat about what you’ve found to be most optimal in your coaching practice for your clients?
[40:00] Fast fat loss vs. slow fat loss
[43:00] Question: Can we briefly go through the different ways that you would categorize cardio based on energy systems and why it’s important to work in those energy systems regardless of your goal?
[44:30] OPEX: Sustain Train Gain
[50:00] Question: Do you feel you see a trend with women you coach overworking and overtraining?
[52:00] “Your results are only as good as your recovery.”
[52:30] Question: Is there anything in the past year that you've changed your mind about and why?
[5:00] The One Thing
[55:30] To find more from Cody please check out his website, or on Instagram @codymcbroom
[56:00] Thanks for listening to another episode!

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Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami.

Rachel helps her clients transform their lives by starting with the physical (body), realizing the power of the mental (mindset), and ultimately gaining massive confidence that bleeds into every aspect of their lives (family, relationships, work, etc.).