Bodybuilding and Heart Health with Cody Watkins


How do you handle adversity? Cody Watkins has been training for over 20 years and has had to overcome some significant health issues during that time. It was a great conversation about training, resiliency, and bouncing back, so I know you'll find it relevant.


What we discussed:


  • Cody's fitness journey, open heart surgery, and bouncing back (1:09)
  • Overcoming health challenges and maintaining mental toughness in bodybuilding (4:54)
  • Mindset and nutrition for fitness competitions (9:22)
  • Competition judging and placement (13:47)
  • Ketogenic diets and carbohydrate intake for muscle gain and fat loss (21:10)
  • Muscle loss during bodybuilding prep (25:00)
  • His nutritional protocol for competition prep (27:30)
  • Fitness misconceptions and effective training methods (31:21)
  • Recovery and injury prevention (36:57)
  • Preventing injuries and choosing equipment (42:36)
  • Recovery from injury (45:34)
  • Instagram marketing strategies for fitness professionals (48:19)
  • Fitness culture and gym etiquette (51:12)
  • Proper form and range of motion in weightlifting (54:24)


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