Episode 5: Nate Miyaki Talks Pro-Wrestling, Training Efficiency, Injury, Philosophy & Psychology

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Nate Miyaki is a fitness author, athlete and coach. He has run a private personal training and nutrition consulting practice for the past twelve years, working with a wide variety of clients ranging from professional athletes and models to busy working professionals looking to lose weight and improve health.

Nate has been featured in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, LIVESTRONG, Muscle & Fitness, T-Nation, and Bodybuilding.com. He has provided nutrition seminars and been a guest speaker for several corporate wellness programs including Zynga, Wix.com, Hanson Bridgette Law Firm, and Stanford Business School. He is a 2x natural bodybuilding champion and has worked as a model and representative for several fitness brands.


In this episode, Nate and I discuss:

  • life as a professional wrestler and the differences in training regimes and protocols for wrestling and bodybuilding 
  • the psychological effects of over-training and managing training efficiency
  • the mental and emotional impact of injury and recovery.  
  • motivations for training and the wider implications in life, and how motivation impacts upon progress both in and out of the gym
  • Nate’s love of Kaizen philosophy and continually seeking improvement
  • life challenges, life lessons how they fit with training, and the importance of connection to who we really are
  • the difficulties in being authentic and the dangers of losing authenticity in a fast paced, consumer based, externally referenced culture, where we are constantly pushed to compare ourselves with others and meet externally set standards

In the show we talk about a great article Nate wrote on motivation called Find Your Fight

You Can find Nate’s book, The Samurai Diet here

For more details about Nate, check out his website natemiyaki.com and follow him on Twitter

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