Ru Anderson's High Performance Living Podcast

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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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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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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