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Functional Bodybuilding | Podcast
Look good, move well with Functional Bodybuilding training and nutrition by Games athlete Marcus Filly.
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Podcast

Welcome to the Look Good Move Well podcast, where you can get fresh ideas for your training, nutrition, and lifestyle to immediately put to use. If you want to be a sexy 80 year old AND throw your grandkids around like basketballs, listen in with Marcus Filly, the creator of Functional Bodybuilding, and Misbah Haque, Revival Strength coach and podcaster with Airborne Mind. We’ll be talking about avoiding burnout, keeping your passion alive for training, and fueling your body and mind so you can look good, move well now and for years to come.

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Episodes

  • A Different Approach to Group Class

    Functional Bodybuilding took off as an alternative to constant high volume, high intensity training often found in group classes, but you don't have to go it alone to train in this style. Here's a look at how Functional Bodybuilding can work for groups to promote quality of movement, unilateral strength and balance, and support for aesthetics while keeping the fun of a community class. ...

  • Set Yourself Up…For Failure

    We all know the Instagram highlight reel doesn't show the full picture. But when failure is mostly invisible, how can you learn more about encountering the edge of your abilities in your training? Failure is an opportunity to grow and learn, but before you go for that 1RM, check the "failure matrix" in this episode for some keys to make the most out of pushing to the max....

  • Vulnerability is the Ticket to Success

    Feeling vulnerable, afraid, and fragile is so uncomfortable that many people try to avoid it at all costs. Whether it's a competition, a scary workout, an uncomfortable movement, or something else in your life, getting cozy with that dark place of fear can ultimately lead to expansive learning and growth. Today we take a look at how to approach vulnerability in your training and what it can reward you with as a result....

  • Getting Honest With Your Goals

    Are your goals realistic? Today we’ll walk through shifting priorities with health, performance, and aesthetic goals and how to make sure your goals align with the way you live your life, breaking down some misconceptions on the way. We’ll leave you with a little homework for getting clear on your goals and would love to hear your results....

  • Is Intensity King?

    Hold the heavy breathing - at least until you've thought through your approach to intensity in training. Intensity has its place, but no one can live there all the time. Here's how to combine Functional Bodybuilding with intensity peaks so you can build your fundamentals of motor control, mechanics, strength, and consistency, and then turn on the jets for competitions or max effort moments....

  • Supercharge Your Awakening

    Attention Awaken Training Series participants, or anyone wanting to get the most out of your training: here’s the one thing to focus on outside the gym to see your positive results stack up fast. Not in the program? Registration is open until Sunday, July 8 at 5pm Pacific!...

  • What You Get to Carry With You

    When you physically lose your strength, what lessons from your training will you share with others, and how does struggling with weights affect other parts of your life? Come back to the weight room and look through the lens of how consistency and focus can change your outlook on life, and what happens when you explore the limits of what you’re capable of....

  • Am I Permanently Broken?

    If you’re doing anything other than lying on the couch, risk of injury is always a factor. Today we’re talking about the fears and mental anguish that come with injury, how to give your body space to heal while still enjoying movement, and the valuable learning that can come from being fragile....

  • Who’s Counting?

    Ever wish someone would hand you the magic macros for legit performance and a body to match? Before you dial in those digits, take a listen to find out what counting macros can and can’t do for you, and how to get the most from your experience if you decide to step up your tracking....

  • Feed Yourself Like a King (Or Queen)

    In the first episode, Marcus shares some simple ways to get confident in the kitchen and avoid the soggy salad struggle. Learn how to make Filly Frittata to hit protein and veggies in one delicious swoop for the ultimate breakfast all week long....

  • Movement is the Ultimate Freedom

    Vacuuming. Getting out of the car. Standing up. It’s easy to take our ability to move for granted, until it’s taken away. Just like Marcus’s baby daughter, the more ways you can move, the more freedom you have in life. Finding your own entry point into loving the way you can move will also keep you motivated in your training. Listen in to get inspired and take our 5-minute flow challenge!...

  • Clearing Carb Confusion

    If you’ve ever wondered how to drop body fat and not feel like crap, or how to add lean muscle and still move the way you want to, today’s episode is for you. There are a lot of misconceptions about carbs out there, so let’s get started on how to use them wisely for the results you want....

  • When Routine Gives You the Runs

    Routine is awesome for helping you train consistently and build a healthy lifestyle, but there’s one area where too much of the same can mess you up. If your digestion sucks and you can’t figure out why, or your macros are on point but you’re still not seeing changes, this is an important listen....

  • Set Yourself Up for a Successful Day

    When you wake up, do you consciously decide what you’ll do to start your day right? Or are you simply reacting to the stream of information flowing your way? A great morning routine is common among top performers - build some awareness around what works for you with some tips from this episode....

  • No Diets: How to Eat Well for Life

    People search endlessly for the one diet or way of eating that will keep them looking good and moving well - but maybe the trick is to not diet at all. In this episode on intuitive eating, we talk about alternatives to tracking every macro and how to develop awareness of other factors that influence how nutrients affects your body....

  • Heal the Inside So the Outside Can Change

    Even though it affects your body composition, you can’t always control the stressors coming at you in life. But you can evaluate your own mental, physical, and emotional needs and respond with intention. What happens under the hood is the ticket to health - give this episode a listen to check in with yourself about your stress and learn some simple ways to cope....

  • These Warmups Are Money

    Step away from the foam roller and get yourself sweaty and ready for whatever your session calls for in ten minutes or less. We’ll show you how to use Functional Bodybuilding to awaken your body efficiently and build strength and skill while you’re at it....

  • Simple = Strong

    Movement pattern nerds, this one is for you. Using the shoulder press as an example, we talk about elements of movement variations to fire different muscles, adapt to limitations, fix junky patterns, and understand what works best for your body to build strength and move well....

  • The Workout That Made Marcus Puke

    Unlock the secrets of tempo training including a breakdown of what all those numbers mean, common mistakes, and how tempo can develop new capacities in your training when used correctly (and what happens when tempo goes awry). Awaken Training Series participants, take note! And if you weirdos really want to try it, we’ll give you the puke workout too....

  • How Warm for the Warmup?

    Learn some ways to evaluate your own body’s readiness for the training ahead and still make great use of your time in the gym. When do you start counting your working sets? The answer depends, so listen in to see how to prepare your body so you hit your priorities for the day....

  • Surrender and Trust: Getting the Most From Your Program

    How do you know when you've truly outgrown your training plan or coach, or whether you simply haven't trusted the process enough? Getting the best from your training takes time and commitment, but we all have moments of doubt, especially when plateaus, injuries, or other life changes happen. Find out how to know if you should stay put or go....