Ru Anderson's High Performance Living Podcast







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Ru Anderson & Anna Marsh wrap up 2014 with this end of year episode. In this show they chat their biggest 'ah-ha' moments of the year, including business, training, nutrition and lifestyle. 

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Ru and Anna chat about eating great food and staying at your best throughout the Christmas season. They also suggest their ideal Christmas gifts to buy your fellow High Performance friends and family. 

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Ru Anderson is joined by Jonny Watson from Propane Fitness in this weeks podcast episode. Jonny is a national level powerlifter so needless to say they chat about getting brutally strong. In this show, Jonny reveals his system on how to get stronger and smash through your personal bests. 

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This week on the podcast I’m joined by Anna Marsh to chat:

- Optimising body fat levels for peak performance 

- Nutrition programming for young athletes 

- Creatine supplementation for muscle & strength gains

- Explosive training for maximum results in the gym 


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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a professional athlete?

Or perhaps the cover model to the top fitness magazines such as Men’s health or Muscle and Fitness…?

And even what it might be like to be sponsored by one of the leading supplement companies and whisked all over the world to showcase your unique talents?

Yeah, me too.

So this week on the podcast I interviewed Ryan Terry, who is that guy.

Not only is he a great athlete and living the dream, he’s a top bloke too.

In this episode we chat:

- Why goal setting has been so important to his success

- What it really takes to be a professional athlete

- How improving his nutrition transformed his physique

- Ryan’s peaking strategies & techniques to look his best

- Ryan’s training template and key principles to gaining muscle & strength

- and loads more

This is your chance to get top level information from one of the best athletes in the UK.

You’ll also get a laugh or two along the way.


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I’m joined this week by Anna Marsh for a listener Q&A podcast on all things High Performance Living.

We chat:

- Understanding the nervous system and how that can work for and against us

- Heart rate monitoring for enhancing recovery from training 

- Body part split training Vs full body training 

- 5 simple yet effective techniques to get stronger 

- How to use training and nutrition to maximise testosterone levels naturally

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This week on the podcast I’m joined by Gen Gordon, a director of Tactic Counsel (

We chat about business within the health and fitness industry, something that’s new on the HPL podcast and a topic that I’ve never previously talked about.

Gen specialises in brand marketing for coaches and athletes, as well as sports sponsorships. So if you’re a trainer or coach working in this industry, this is a must listen podcast.

We chat:

- The key aspects to consider when starting your own fitness business

- The fundamentals to creating a brand and identity in the industry 

- Why identifying your core values is essential

- How to create sustainability in a busy and competitive industry 

- The benefits to gaining sponsorship and what this really means

Full fat show and one not to miss.


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Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

This week on the HPL Podcast I’m joined by fellow nutritionist Anna Marsh to answer

your questions.


We chat:


- Balancing your meals for maximum performance


- Do we really have body fat set points


- Understanding your hormones for optimal fat burning


- The real benefits of having a ‘re-feed’ day when dieting


- Does intermittent fasting work for females


- Maintaining muscle and strength while endurance training


- Does DNA testing really work and why


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Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 9:39am EST

This week I have yet another special interview podcast.

It’s with one of the UK leading strength and conditioning coaches, Andy Mckenzie.

Andy’s expertise is founded on his impressive military background, his broad experience as an elite S&C coach, and his outstanding performance as an athlete.

​He lives and trains by his I AM philosophy.

In 2012, Andy brought together all of his skills and knowledge to create The Training Lab – one of the most ambitious gym projects in the UK.

And now, you can experience IronMac’s methods for yourself:

In this podcast we chat:

{+} why chasing performance is a key factor to changing your physique

{+} the importance of mobility in your training routine

​{+} the negative consequences of ‘transformation’ diets and protocols

{+} Andy’s core values when training his clients

{+} Andy’s exact coaching process to eating right

{+} the importance of coaching and its responsibilities

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I got a great question this week…

‘Ru, should I start running to burn more fat?’

My answer:


Of course, I had to explain myself a little bit more than that…

And I wanted to share the exact reasons as to why I know running sucks and how it can actually make you look worse for you efforts.

Yup, tis true. Honest.

I explain all on this weeks podcast with Anna Marsh.

We also chat:

{+} why your body type shows you important information on how to train and eat right for you.

{+} the benefits to buying local organic and free range foods vs supermarket mass market produce

{+} why we should all be constantly learning and being better at what we do

{+} how to boost testosterone naturally and safely for building muscle and staying healthy

It’s a full fat show, and one not to be missed.


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Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 5:05am EST

This week on the HPL podcast I’m joined by fellow nutritionist and coach Anna Marsh to chat all things training & nutrition.

We chat:

- Anna’s personal journey into nutrition 

- Her 3 step process to coaching clients 

- The benefits of functional nutrition and applying it 

- Why we should be always chasing performance to improve our physiques

You can find out more about Anna here:

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Category:Health -- posted at: 5:20am EST

It’s here, finally ready for your listening pleasure.


My latest HPL podcast with Layne Norton.


And if you don’t currently know who Layne is, you should.


This is a must listen podcast, no question about it.


This is the information that everyone should be focusing on,

learning more about and putting into ACTION.


In it, Layne and I chat:


{+} Layne’s personal journey with nutrition and training


{+} achieving the ‘champion’ mindset for success


{+} setting effective goals for awesome results


{+} why hardcore diets are failing you


{+} clean eating Vs flexible dieting


{+} getting lean with ice cream, popcorn and pizza


{+} the importance of reverse dieting (the diet after the diet)


{+} much, much more

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This weeks podcast is simply awesome.

I’m joined by fellow nutritionist Alex Ferentinos to chat shop.

If you don’t know Alex, then you are about to be enlightened…

Alex’s growing reputation has lead him to become a leading authority in the world of nutrition and training.

He’s also a cool, down to earth and VERY knowledgeable guy.

The best bit, we seem to agree on most things.

So when we bashed heads and recorded this exclusive interview, we covered some great topics that you don’t want to miss out on.

We chat:

{+} The secret ingredient to optimal health

(+} Why the nutrition basics are SO important

{+} Long-term nutrition success strategies to great eating

{+} The most forgotten component to getting insane results from your training

{+} Why the ‘go hard or go home’ mantra is holding you back

{+} Our favourite recipes & snacks

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Matt & Keris from Fitter Food join Ru Anderson to discuss all things nutrition, health and lifestyle. 

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In this episode you can listen to a great interview from the SFN Expo

with WBFF Pro Jamie Alderton, we talk:


- Jamies personal journey into fitness

- Competing at the top level

- Jamies nutrition and training fundamentals

- Midset for success

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Category:education -- posted at: 9:57am EST

In episode 28 of the HPL Podcast, Chris and I answer your questions:

- Should I be training differently for fat loss, and if so what?

- Is it best to keep carbs low on non-training days or skip all together?

- Whats your view on the low FODMAP diet?

- What’s your favourite nutrition routine for someone training fasted in the AM?

Direct download: Podcast_28.mp3
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Chris and I reveal the 7 deadly mistakes you make when improving your nutrition...

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Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 9:14am EST

In episode 26 of the HPL Podcast Chris and I talk:

-understanding eating disorders,

-improving relationship with food,

-smoking and weight gain,

-foods for the Summer Festival Season.

Direct download: Podcast_26.mp3
Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 10:04am EST

In this episode I chat to Niel and Jamie organisers of the SFN Expo. We chat about their passion for health and fitness and why the set up such a big fitness event...

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In this episode Chris and I answer your questions.

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Category:education -- posted at: 10:14am EST

Chis and I talk everything you need to know about Paleo diets and how they work...

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This week Chris and I are joind by the Naked Deli Team to chat all things good nutrition...

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My one and only competition this year is being held over on the podcast this week – so tune in and find out how to enter.


This week Chris and I dive into some great topics:
- Setting up your own business and why
- Body fat spot reduction
- High vs low intensity training
- How and why to avoid counting calories 

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In this episode I declare war on the liquid diets...

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In this episode me and Chris talk about Creatine and the importance of Reverse Dieting.

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Bodybuilding with John Meadows

This week I am joined by Mr Mountain Dog himself, John Meadows. We have an awesome chat about all things training and nutrition, including workout nutrition protocols and structuring your training routine for maximum results.

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Advanced Workout Nutrition Protocols

Join Ru as he looks into what got him into weight training from a young age - it may come as no surprise it was all because of the ladies. He also answers what his perfect pre, during and post workout nutrition protocol is. 

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In this episode Chris and I talk Adrenal Fatigue and how to reduce it, we also cover a full Detox protocol and the benefits you can see from following it...tune in.

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In this episode I meet up with Rik, GB Paralympic Coach to discus the world of strength and conditioning.

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World Powerlifting Champion Tania George

In this episode Ru speaks with World Powerlifting Champion and coach Tania George of Olympic Gym. They talk in depth about competitive training and nutrition, and why every female should learn to lift heavy weights in the gym. 

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Building More Muscle & Strength

For the first time ever, Ru & Chris dive into their thoughts and learning’s about training to improve body composition and health. 

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Awesome new podcast as Ru is joined by a special new co host. They also answer listener questions and cover the much debated topic of eating fruit for optimal body composition. Enjoy!

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In this episode Ru talks with Paul George who is a gym owner, world powerlifting and bodybuilding champion. Needless to say, there is loads to talk about. 

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Ru and Si go into the details of nutrition and training for the female menstrual cycle. 

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Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 8:07am EST

Join Ru & Si for their first ever guest interview podcast with nutrition and gut health experts Cliffe and Marta from Wilde Performance. In this episode they look at the digestive system and how to resolve the key problems to leaky gut. 

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How Many Meals Do You Really Need

In this episode Ru & Si dive into how many meals you should be eating and why. They also cover the benefits of balancing the pH levels of the body and how you can do this. Plus they cover all this weeks listener questions. 

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Complete Guide To Intermittent Fasting

In this episode Ru & Si dive straight into listener questions about intermittent fasting. Learn the various IF protocols, when to use then, who they are for and the benefits of doing so. 

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Contest Prep Essentials

In this Episode Ru & Si look into crazy dreams, contest prep, intermittent fasting and carb back loading.

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The Modern Superfoods & Essential Supplements

In this episode Ru & Si look into the modern superfoods, essential supplements and the facts you need to know about cholesterol. Time to get your learn on. 

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Should You Be Flexible Dieting

In this episode Ru and Simon cover the micro nutrients, flexibile dieting and nutrition & training requirements for different body types. 

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Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 5:23am EST

This episode beats the BS - get ready for a new approach to nutrition. In this episode Ru & Simon discuss the the key macro nutrients (protein, carbs, fat) and their thoughts and suggestions on each of them. Enjoy.

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In this episode Ru Anderson and co host Simon Herbert discuss the 10 essential guidelines you should have in place when embarking on improved nutrition habits. A must listen.

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Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 6:41am EST

This is the very first HPL podcast. Find out more about Ru Anderson and his co host Simon Herbert, the reason for the show and the future content to be discussed. Learn the essential nutrition cornerstones to optimal body composition and health. Enjoy. 

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Category:Nutrition -- posted at: 6:01am EST