Episode 27: The Art of Strength and Conditioning with Coach Matt McLaughlin

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Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 27 of The Ancestral RD podcast! If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! And we're trying a slightly new format, so let us know if you like it. Today we have our first male guest ever on the show! (Hopefully he'll be the first of many.) Matt McLaughlin is a personal trainer, strength coach, and owner of Capital Strength & Conditioning, a private training facility in Raleigh, NC. He graduated from NC State University in 2007 and has spent the last several years coaching and training his clients to reach their fitness and athletic goals. He has experience working with D-1 college athletes, baby boomers, and many people in between. Approaching training as an art and a science, Matt specializes in optimal movement and body transformation. He aims to provide his clients with field-tested, science-based solutions to their fitness needs. He believes that the best fitness program is the one that you can stick to and find enjoyment in. Matt takes a no-nonsense approach to training and development. He aims to provide the most effective methods to build strength, transform the body, and increase performance. By approaching training as an eternal student, he never stops learning and applying the latest and most effective training methods to his clients. Today we're discussing how to optimize your training and diet for great performance and/or fat loss, while minimizing injury and burnout. Remember, if you'd like to submit a question for our podcast, or suggest a guest that we should host, CLICK HERE. Here's what Matt, Laura and Kelsey will be discussing in this episode: Stubborn fat: What is it, why it's tough to lose and how to deal with it How water retention might be masking your weight loss and body composition progress How to dial in nutrition for specific training goals Lifestyle variables that affect training and results Training frequency/intensity and its relationship with nutrition, sleep, and recovery The importance of goals and realistic timelines And more! Links Discussed: Capital Strength and Conditioning - Matt's private gym in Raleigh, NC (where Laura trains!) 5 Reasons You Should Hire A Coach