Today on the podcast:
Alastair is a personal trainer, multiple time fitness model world champion who specialises in female weight loss.
This is his hat trick appearance on the podcast and we go deep into some previously unexplored topics.
- 07:04 What Alastair has been up to since his last appearance on the podcast
- 12:54 Being self-consumed by the way you look and overcoming it
- 23:14 Insecurities manifesting themselves in how you show up in the works
- 27:08 How alcohol and drugs masked Alastair’s insecurity and how he overcame his vices
- 33:01 Steroids in fitness industry and what people need to know or understand about it
- 42:44 Dealing with more performancing enhancing drugs in today’s fitness industry
- 48:18 Alastair’s message to parents whose teenagers go to the gym
- 51:43 His recent ayahuasca trip
- When it comes to our physical appearance, especially when we’re chasing some sort of weight goal, our self-critical nature tends to make us so focused on what could be better that we neglect all the actual progress we’ve made so far. Holistic health includes the mental aspect. You may be physically healthy, and eating healthy, but you need to think healthy to be truly satisfied with your progress.
- Steroids and other performance enhancers have a sort of stigma attached to them, and for good reason. However, what’s important to note is that performance enhancers aren’t necessarily bad depending on the individual and their goals. Rather, the reason using them can be unproductive or even dangerous is a lack of education.
- If you are a parent of teenagers who are into fitness, it’s your responsibility to educate yourself on the different supplements and performance enhancers that are popular today, so that you are not in the dark about the very real temptations that your kids may come across on their fitness journey.
Powerful Quotes by Alastair
- What makes you happy? Self-acceptance is the thing that we have to look at and really home into, whether you’re a competitor or someone who’s just trying to be fucking happy about what’s looking back in the mirror. […] There’s more to life than achieving a certain aesthetic or look.
- Nine times out of ten, everybody wants to take the path of least resistance. […] If somebody thinks they can take something to improve or speed up their “win”, then inevitably, they seem to drop all reason and go, “Fuck it; I’ll just take it.” […] The path of least resistance is never the quickest way.
- Someone would have to be on a spiritual path before trying ayahuasca, because it isn’t for the faint of heart.