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High Intensity Business

High Intensity Business (formerly Corporate Warrior) is a high intensity strength training podcast designed to help HIT enthusiasts to achieve their fitness goals and HIT business owners and personal trainers to build a successful HIT business. The podcast helps individuals and personal trainers to optimise results for themselves and their clients with evidence-based information on exercise, diet, and lifestyle. Moreover, the podcast explores every aspect of starting and growing a high intensity training business including personal training, sales, marketing, operations, hiring, retention, pricing and packaging, financial management, exercise equipment, leadership, productivity, and much more. Previous guests include Dr Doug McGuff, Drew Baye, Skyler Tanner, Fred Hahn, James Fisher PhD, James Steele PhD, Luke Carlson, Adam Zickerman, Kyle Recchia, Adrian Antigua, Bill Crawford, Dorian Yates, Simon Melov PhD, Roger Schwab, Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson, Steve Maxwell, and many, many more.

Jun 14, 2017

Shawn Baker MD (@SBakerMD) is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, multi-sport world record holding Masters 50+ Athlete. And he does it all on a Zero-Carb Diet... Shawn's background is fascinating. He played Semi-Professional Rugby in New Zealand, was a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Airforce and responsible for launching nuclear weapons! Shawn went on to become a surgeon operating in war zones and civilian territory.

Throughout Shawn's varied career, he's retained a passion for competing in strong man events. His titles include:

  • Natural Association Of Strength Athletes Deadlift American Record 772lbs
  • World Association of Bench Press and Deadlift Submasters World record (Deadlift 738lbs)
  • USA powerlifting 40+ Master American record Deadlift 711lbs)
  • NASS Texas Strongest Man 300lb class winner
  • NASS- Strongman national championships 300lb class 5th
  • Highland Games Masters US invitational championships 1st place
  • Highland Games Masters World Champion
  • Highland Games Masters World record "Sheaf" toss
  • USA track and field all American standard-Discus, weight and super-weight throws
  • 50+ world record concept 2 indoor rower for 500m, 1min, 100m row

In this episode, we cover:

  • Shawn’s experience working as a Nuclear Weapons Launch Officer.
  • Shawn’s resistance training and skill training regimen and why he uses lots of plyometrics and other unorthodox approaches in his workouts.
  • His thoughts on HIT.
  • We talk about his Zero-Carb diet, what he eats, when, how much, etc.
  • How his diet has affected his health and exercise recovery.
  • The downsides to eating Zero-Carb.
  • His thoughts on eating on the road and in social situations.
  • And much more.

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