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The Amazing Power of Knowing Your Mind

  • August 22, 2017

Hello gorgeous! No, not you (though I mean no offense). I was talking to your brain. Your brain is an amazingly beautiful and brilliant thing. It’s absolutely fascinating the more you understand how it works and where in your brain certain responses, feeling and thoughts happen.

I owe my love of the mind to MindMap Mastery coach Dax Moy. He introduced me to mind mapping when I went with my buddy CJ to one of Dax’s two-day conferences. By the end I was hooked, and it’s become the core of my coaching philosophy.

So what’s this all about?

In today’s episode, I’m going to share with you some seriously fascinating tidbits about how your brain has evolved to allow you to become self-actualized, and how three specific parts of your brain work together to control two important parts of your autonomic immune system. This is important because your best and strongest self can only be realized when you are in the proper state of mind – a state that just so happens to regulate the hormones in your body and bring balance. So without further adieu, here’s what you’ll learn today:

  • What is the science of transformation and why you should care ([02:31])
  • What your brain is built around and why it thrives on habits ([02:50])
  • The triune brain, its parts, and why it’s responsible for everything from hunger to sadness to logical though ([03:05])
  • What habits actually free up your brain to do ([03:41])
  • Where danger, food and sex actually register in your brain ([04:02])
  • Where you feel connection, experience, emotion and attachment ([05:05])
  • An area of the brain that is larger and more pronounced in women, and why ([05:38])
  • How to avoid lowering your testosterone levels by not holding crying babies. Mostly for the guys … ([06:15])
  • Where logical and linear thought happens ([06:45])
  • The key difference between change and transformation ([07:35])
  • What you need to realize when trying to form new habits and why it’s not an “information” problem ([08:15])
  • Why you should pay close attention to your main recurring top of mind emotions and what they actually mean ([09:33])
  • How your hormones regulate your metabolism and the rest of your body (Hint: you can hack your weight by regulating hormones. Here’s how) … ([10:01])
  • The two parts of your autonomic nervous system that control your hormones and at the same time enhance your chances of survival in stressful situations ([11:18])
  • We’ve talked about this before, but the sympathetic nervous system’s response to stress is: Freeze, Flight or Fight. The order is important, and shows how brilliant your brain is … ([10:04])
  • Two alertness hormones that activate your muscular system ([12:47])
  • Why activating your parasympathetic nervous system is so important for being healthy and losing weight ([13:20])
  • How your brain sees judgement and why it’s a significant threat to your strength journey ([15:07])
  • Why to get permission and give permission. This is crucial for our subconscious to accept suggestions ([16:23])
  • The most stressful time of the day and how to plan for dealing with the natural stress response to get back into your parasympathetic nervous system … ([17:49])

There’s a lot for you to digest in here. And which nervous system should you be in while you digest it? Just making sure you were paying attention …

All right, that’s all I’ve go for you today. Next time we’ll expand this MindMAP concept a bit further where we’ll talk about will power and how understanding how your mind works can make you willpower obsolete.

Keep pressing forward and win your week. You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!




Living With Leverage

  • August 15, 2017
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“Tii-iii-iii-iiime is on my side. Yes it is!”

What’s up Unlocking Your Inner Strength listener? Do you ever feel like time is against you? Do you wonder where time goes even when you are trying to make the most of it to get things done?

When I was still working a full-time teaching gig, I managed to study and get my masters degree, I successfully started Newell Strength, trained and competed in bodybuilding shows, was nominated as “Author of the Year” on one of the top fitness sites in the world, and was published in numerous other places. I don’t say this to make you feel bad, or to brag. I only want to show you what is possible when you know the things we’re going to talk about today.

Fighting the right battles …

I’m telling you, time is not your enemy, but you do have enemies that keep you from making the most of your time. Defeating them is easy when you know:

  • Who the two time enemies we all have are and the secret sword you can use to put through their hearts ([01:35])
  • What to do with your writing to ensure each produced piece is leveraged to the hilt (This was crucial for growing my newsletter) … ([02:37])
  • A simple mindset shift you can make to help you plan for productivity in the midst of chaos ([03:49])
  • What happens to your brain when you throw it a surprise party ([04:35])
  • The best mode to be in when confronted with chaos and how to get into this mode … ([04:43])
  • What is really the hardest thing about writing for most people … ([05:01])
  • The one thing you really need to figure out how to do when you have more and more responsibility ([05:54])
  • An easy trick you can do to get more leverage of you time (most people have no idea how to apply this simple trick) … ([07:04])
  • Why you should always carry a pocket notebook … ([07:45])
  • How to “live off the grid” with your errands. This is a very effective time leverage tactic that I use to keep me from losing focus … ([10:04])
  • Why your driving commute is some of the most valuable and productive time you have, if you use it right ([10:21])
  • A $10 tool you can get to help you master leveraging your time to gain that slight edge ([11:48])

Leveraging your time is the way to gain the slight edge, which is getting a little bit better each day, no matter what. I realized the power of leverage when my Dad wrote me a serious letter. He said, “Kyle, you have accomplished more in a year than most people do in 20. Help me.” That’s when I realized I was onto something unique.

If you apply what we covered in today’s episode, you be well on your way to making big things happen. I look forward to hearing the stories in the coming weeks.

Of course, we’ve got lot’s more great stuff to talk about. Real quick, I wanted to let you know about the opportunity to work closely with me as part of my 90-day Sprint Mastermind. I’m iron clad guaranteeing you, you will accomplish what you select as your outcome for this. But I’m only selecting a few people, so be sure to apply at: unlockingyourinnerstrength.com/mastermind

That’s all I’ve go for you today. Keep pressing forward. You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!




Do You Know How to Recover From Your Workouts?

  • August 8, 2017

Gulp … gulp … gulp … ahhh! … Oh hey Inner Strength listener. What’s up? I didn’t see you there. I was just downing a tall glass of water. You should be drinking one, too. Water is extremely important and relevant to the topic we’re going to discuss today, which is how to recover your body after taxing workouts.

This podcast comes as a special request from one of my clients, and I’ll tell you, I have been extremely high on good recovery ever since I experienced the excruciatingly painful consequences of no recovery following the weeks upon weeks of intense work leading up to the 2007 IFBB state championships.

Settle in, and take notes on the knowledge I’m about to drop on you because it will help you get better results — bigger gains in less time while reducing soreness and protecting against tactile and nervous system injury.

Are you training hard enough for recovery to be an issue?

Most people don’t. When I say “hard enough” I mean how much of your nervous system are you activating when you train? If you are training at an intense level then recovery, i.e., proper rest, becomes extremely important. Here’s what you’re gonna need to know:

  • How often you REALLY need to train hard in order to see great results ([06:10])
  • What recovery days do for your body and your sympathetic and parasympathetic systems ([06:56])
  • Don’t just sit there! What you need to be doing on recovery days ([06:41])
  • The one exercise you must do on your recovery days to lower the stress hormone, cortisol ([06:48])
  • What a cup of water and your nervous system have in common ([07:37])
  • How high focus and creativity can use just as much energy as working out ([08:11])
  • The absolute best time to work out to get your brain fired up and eliminate the issue of willpower ([08:05])

The best diet … AND the best recovery tool … Sleep!

Sleep is your body’s natural recovery and repair tool. When you sleep, your body regulates hormones and recharges the brain. This is why when I hear so-called gurus talking about their “strug-life”, “sleep when you die” mindset, I have a hearty belly laugh. I’d do it right in their face, too, because I know it’s all a bunch of nonsense. If they are doing this, I can guarantee you it’s not often, and if it is, their productivity and creativity are so impaired, it might even make me sad for them. Don’t buy them day-old donuts. Here’s what you need to know about what happens when you sleep:

  • The absolute best sleep cycle that maximizes the average person’s circadian rhythm ([09:16])
  • What your body does between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. that will make you want to have your teeth brushed and head on the pillow by [9:30] each night ([09:10])
  • Why deep sleep between the hours of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. is so important for your creativity and productivity ([09:25])
  • There are some people who are the sleepless elite, but chances are, you ain’t it ([10:06])

The one thing ain’t the only thing when it comes to nutrition and recovery …

Amino acids are the building blocks for rebuilding your muscle tissue. You need lots of good high-quality protein (i.e., amino acids) for recovery, but you’ll also need more. Learn:

  • Why eating only protein will slow your recovery to a crawl ([11:29])
  • What else you should be eating ([11:42])
  • How much water you need to be drinking. (This is VERY important!) ([12:06])
  • How anabolic steroids work and how they enhance recovery ([11:55])
  • The supplements that will help you recover faster ([13:12])
  • What is really going on when you’re sore ([12:51])
  • What to do to promote healing and rejuvenate your nervous system ([14:33])

Massage and stretching …

Here are a few other things that help cut recovery time, release endorphins and promote nervous system rejuvenation:

  • The magic touch! How massage helps with recovery ([15:39])
  • A way of stretching that feels amazing, loosens tight joints and muscles and will leave you feeling like a million bucks! ([16:04])
  • Go dark, float and soak. How deprivation tanks promote recovery ([16:23])
  • Don’t be a deloading dummy. Just listen to your body for when you need to scale back ([17:04])

Well, friends, this was a full episode. There was a lot of great information you can use right away to help you get the most out of your training. Remember, stress comes in many forms and you can use these tips to deal with stress in all of its forms. Now get out there and get after it! You’re stronger than you know.

More next time!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!




How to Deal With Haters

  • August 1, 2017
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What’s happening Inner Strength friends? Is anyone else super frustrated by all of these over-emotional social justice warriors all over social media? It’s like you can’t say anything without offending someone. Well, get over it! Because today I’m going to talk about haters (which is just what SJWs are …) and how their opinion is none of yours. But first …

Your friend’s eyeball is just “ok” fish bait …

Last week I promised you I’d open the show by telling you the story of how I almost caught a fish using the King’s eyeball as bait. Ok, ok … I never almost caught a fish. In fact, when I hooked his eye — because me reel locked up in my back cast — I experienced a FREEZE moment (Remember? We talked about your body’s natural physiological responses to stress a couple episodes ago …). This was the day I learned we have a choice in how we respond to stress. I also learned just how tough the King is, and I’ve never questioned his toughness since.

On to business …

There’s something fishy about haters …

Haters gotta hate … I learned this the hard way when I ran a Ripped Abs contest last year on Facebook. I’d like to save you from mountains of frustration by sharing with you what I learned from the experience, such as:

  • What REALLY fuels a troll (i.e., an online hater that emerges from their mom’s basement to feed on hate) ([10:02])
  • How to understand the mindset of a hater to beat them at their own game ([08:57])

 

  • IF you engage with a hater (don’t … just … don’t) you have to speak to them in their language. Learn troll-anese here ([9:16])

 

  • What goes out the window when emotion is high ([09:31])
  • You might be wondering WHY the hater’s targeting you. Relax. It actually has very little to do with you. Here’s why haters engage you (Hint: you’re a mirror) ([11:02])
  • There are different types of haters, but one common thing drives them ([15:10])

 

  • How to make a hater’s head explode! ([12:15])

 

  • What haters crave more than mom’s meatloaf ([12:18])

Self talk to deal with haters

You’ve gotta be in the right state of mind to control your thoughts ([12:58]), and this is a great way to deal with haters.

  • If you believe these two things, like Rocky vs. the Russian (you know, the one who tried to rig the presidential election), no hater can affect you ([12:40])
  • Your brain is a super high-def movie projector. You think in images. Picture this image and doing this one thing to instantly get into the right mindset to deal with haters ([13:31])
  • How haters can actually help you become better — but you have to be honest with yourself … ([14:29])
  • Dogs don’t bark at parked cars. What that says about you … ([15:59])

This was a fun episode for me, and I hope you enjoy it. If you’re doing anything that matters you’re going to get some hate at some point. I hope you use these tips to keep focused and keep growing. You’re stronger than you know.

Be back with you next week!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!




The Truth About Getting Injured in the Gym, Thanks Tool Boy!

  • July 25, 2017

Guys, I’ve seen the light. I’ve been so blind this whole time. Thanks to our good ole’ buddy, Tool Boy, for setting me straight with all of his melodramatic feels! I just had to share with you all, if you’re doing one-rep max lifts in the gym, STOP IMMEDIATELY! He woke me to the fact that it’s totes dangerous, yo.

Screw the whole, science, facts, and actual deep-level understanding of how your body’s physiology really works, thing. One-rep maxes are going to strain your muscles so hard they’ll pop right off your bones and maybe poke your spotter’s eye out.

If you haven’t caught on yet (but I know you have — you’re smart enough to listen to this show so you’re quick like that) I’m being more than a little sarcastic.

Today’s show is all about (1) who the hell not to listen to; and, (2) understanding the truth of why people REALLY get hurt in the gym (Hint: It aint due to one-rep max lifts). Knowing this will keep your reps rockin’ and pecks from poppin’.

The softest generation …

*Side note* Most millennials are way too soft. My WWII veteran grandpa could still kick any millennial’s ass. Just sayin’ … ([03:24])

Other nuggets you’ll learn, dear strength lockpicker …

  • How mechanical disadvantages and faulty movement patterns put your strength journey at risk ([08:14])
  • Why you should NEVER lift heavy when coming off a bodybuilding show ([11:34])
  • Why taking some anabolic steroids will make you as big as an ox but as frail as a dried twig ([12:05])
  • How accommodating resistance and optimal muscle resting length work to safely make you stronger ([08:44])
  • A testosterone supplement you SHOULD be taking that makes your muscles grow while keeping your tendons from shrivelling ([12:47])
  • When you’re most likely to get injured — in the gym or elsewhere (P.S. I see more injuries on the softball field and basketball court than I do in the gym) ([07:09])
  • Why failure is like a callous on your hand, AND … ([15:02])
  • Why you shouldn’t let Tool Boys deter you from living a great life ([14:50])

Well, my friend, there’s a lot of nutritious thought-meat in this episode. I hope you enjoy it and take something away from it that you can use to grow stronger (mentally, physically and emotionally — especially emotionally, so you’re not the the next Tool Boy waxing dramatic rhetoric on Facebook Live to feed your low self-worth).

Next week is the show’s one-year anniversary. I’ve got some great stuff lined up for you, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise. You’ll just have to tune in to see what’s up.

I want to thank you for being a loyal listener. You’re stronger than you know (but you don’t have to prove it by going all out with a one-rep max).

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!




Discover Why People Cheat on Spouses

  • July 18, 2017

Can unlocking your inner strength help to keep your spouse “to thine own love be true”? Most certainly, if you understand the driving reason for why people cheat on their spouses (Hint: it ain’t because the cabana boy is exotic or the milkman is sexier than you). In this podcast I tell you the secret on why people cheat on their spouses and how you can use this knowledge to not only keep her true, but overcome the obstacles that keep you from achieving your goals. ([04:40])

Your brain is stupid cool!

One night, while I was pulling “Dad Duty” so Devon could sleep, I saw a truck in the driveway of the house next to us. No big deal, right? Well, this house has been in foreclosure for a while and I know ain’t nobody supposed to be over there. I decided to wake up Devon and we called the cops. I thought about going over to confront who was there and that thought, plus just how out-of-the-ordinary it was, got us both pretty excited.

Reflecting on the experience has shown me some pretty valuable things  which I share with you in this episode. The more you know about your brain and how it works, the better you’ll do in life. Just imagine being able to: ([02:35])

  • Communicate better
  • Be more self-aware
  • Master strategy better than a Bobby Fisher android
  • Search out and recognize patterns like a jazz musician

That night I even discovered a foolproof aphrodisiac that your brain craves like a bee craves a flower. ([3:08])

Trusting your cones for bigger cojones

Your eyes have six to seven million cones, each, and most are concentrated around the macula. In nature, a wolf takes down a musk-ox from the rear and the side — never head-on.

The cones in our eyes help you to see side-advancing threats so you can react. In these moments you have a choice: ([06:20])

Fight, Freeze or Run

Understanding these natural reactions can help you prepare and plan for chaos so when it inevitably comes, you can react and adapt to keep your strength journey moving forward.

Other important items in this episode …

  • The one diet that absolutely blows every single other diet fad out there out of the water and how cheating on it makes your appetite explode! ([09:06])
  • Letting you know about some upcoming shows with Dr. Dave where we talk about why Testosterone supplements are a “must-take” for anyone wanting to generally feel better ([11:05])
  • How to harness your brain’s activity when presented with a problem and the right question to ask in the midst of a problem to make sure you learn something useful ([12:47])

That’s it for this week! I hope you find the tidbits useful and entertaining. Until next time, keep searching for those keys to unlock your inner strength. You’re stronger than you know.

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!




The True Story Behind Keto Diets and Low Carb Diets

  • July 11, 2017

What kind of diet do you have? On today’s episode, the human strength expert Kyle Newell talks about the true story behind keto diets and low carb diets. But before he proceeds any further, he share his answers to 3 question he often receive from people. Tune in!

Question 1: Of Dreams and Taking Action

According to Kyle, there is the idea of believing in self and going for your dreams. But many don’t get what they want because they don’t take action.

“Only take advice from people who already have what you want.” -Kyle Newell

While he was still teaching, he would encourage his students to follow their dreams. Kyle was glad he did not listen to skeptics.

Question 2: Of Being Heard

People ask Kyle how to speak so people will listen. He shares the value of listening first. People will ask you if they want to learn from you. Also, be mindful of how you communicate your thoughts.

Question 3: Of Being Humiliated

Kyle remembers the time when his teacher in Biosignature humiliated him in class. His teacher decided to do a demonstration using him as the subject. It was the same joke that he’s been using in his class.

Ketogenic Diets

Keto diets is when you force your body to use ketones instead of glucose. It requires you to have a very low level of carbohydrates daily.

It has many health benefits. Some use it to control severe seizure in children. But Kyle uses something differently. Make sure to tune in!

To hear about The True Story Behind Keto Diets and Low Carb Diets, download and listen to the entire episode! An expert in his field, Kyle wants to help people get better in life. Share this to your friends, family, and loved ones.

Check these awesome resources for today’s episode:

Unlocking Your Inner Strength website

Time Mastery manual

If you have any suggestions or other interesting ideas, please contact Kyle at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We would love to hear from you!




Discover Why You Quit

  • July 4, 2017
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Why do you quit on the things you don’t want to quit on? The human strength expert Kyle Newell talks about the popular topic of burnout. Tune in for some classic insights, so that you too may also discover why you quit!

Time Intensity Curve

According to Kyle, there is a need to leverage time and realize that chaos happens. It won’t derail you completely if you plan for it.

“There is a time and place to quit when you know that what you are doing is completely up the wrong path.” -Kyle Newell

In the time intensity curve, the vertical line reflects the amount of intensity. The horizontal line, on the other hand, reflects time.

People become very intense when they try to make a difference in their lives or when they try to transform. But the intensity eventually fades away. The brain simply cannot pursue anything that is based on willpower.

Uninformed Optimism and Informed Pessimism

Underneath the short period when intensity starts to die, there is what Kyle calls uninformed optimism. You think that things will work because of your will power.

“The only way that you cannot succeed with whatever it is that you want to do in your life, is if you quit.” -Kyle Newell

On the other hand is informed pessimism. It is when you realize that things will be difficult because of the process it requires.

Consistency towards Mastery

Kyle writes about 2,400 words every day. He does it just within 40 minutes.

“It’s an amazing to most people in life when you just consistently show up.” -Kyle Newell

Many tend to quit long before they even try to master things. You may have heard of the 10,000-hour rule. It requires focus, an intense area of study, and application.

Kyle’s Book Recommendations

  • The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
  • Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity by Catherine Ponder

To hear about Discover Why You Quit, download and listen to the entire episode! An expert in his field, Kyle wants to help people get better in life. Share this to your friends, family, and loved ones.

Check these awesome resources for today’s episode:

Unlocking Your Inner Strength website

Time Mastery manual

If you have any suggestions or other interesting ideas, please contact Kyle at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!




Protect Your Life by Following These Nutritional ‘Laws’

  • June 27, 2017

In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell shares how you too can protect your life by following these nutritional laws. There are myths in the wellness industry which you may not be aware of. Tune in for some classic insights and tips!

When Vegan Diet Does Not Work

There is news about a 7-month old baby who died of malnutrition. The surprising fact is that the baby’s parents own a health food store in Europe.

They were feeding him with much like vegan milk. Unfortunately, vegan diet does not work. Kyle discusses that everyone needs amino acids to survive.

The Significance of Cholesterol

When it comes to diet, everyone needs cholesterol. It is a precursor to all sex hormone production in the body. The brain needs cholesterol to function properly.

Cholesterol synthesizes and produces vitamin B3. Every hormone in the body has a B3 receptor.

Cutting Down Calories

When it comes to losing fat or altering your body composition, it is not good to cut down calories. That only works for so long until you have nowhere to go.

The calories equation myth is another lie. What you can do instead is focus on the proper food to get the nutrition that your body needs.

To hear about Protect Your Life by Following These Nutritional ‘Laws’, download and listen to the entire episode! An expert in his field, Kyle wants to help people get better in life. Share this to your friends, family, and loved ones.

Check these awesome resources for today’s episode:

Unlocking Your Inner Strength website

Time Mastery manual

If you have any suggestions or other interesting ideas, please contact Kyle at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!




A Slave Without a Master is a Curse

  • June 20, 2017

On today’s episode, Kyle Newell gives an insightful review of the book New World Ronin by Victor Pride. Kyle considers Victor as his fellow hustler, someone who is always making moves in life. He understands that he only has one shot to make something great. Tune in and understand why a slave without a master is a curse!

Move Forward to Succeed

One of the prime ideas highlighted in the book is forward momentum. It means that if you want to achieve greatness, you have to keep going. There is no stopping to your ultimate goal.

“If you do not constantly move forward, you’ll never get better.” -Victor Pride

Momentum is the most powerful force on earth. Whether it’s a positive momentum or a negative one, it is very powerful. You will achieve your goal if you keep moving forward and focus on its process.

Taking Responsibility for Your Life

Having momentum gives you responsibility. When you take that responsibility, you give yourself the ultimate power.

Those who blame their circumstances on others don’t have power. They have no ability to transform their lives because they believe that they have nothing to do with what happens to them.

Just Do It

Another idea that the book imparts is this: reflection is the enemy of action. Nothing will ever happen if you just talk about your ideas.

Consider those who say they want to write a book. In reality, only few people take action. Not everyone who wants to write a book actually do it.

Download and listen to the complete episode of A Slave Without a Master is a Curse! An expert in his field, Kyle wants to help people get better in life. Share this to your friends, family, and loved ones.

Check these awesome resources for today’s episode:

Unlocking Your Inner Strength website

Time Mastery manual

If you have any suggestions or other interesting ideas, please contact Kyle at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. Don’t forget to leave a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!