Ep. 17 - The Good, The Bad & The 3 DumbBells

October 20, 2017

Paleo, Keto, Intermittent Fasting (IF), IIFYM - all different but viable diets that have both scientific and anecdotal evidence backing them up right?? Join us this week as we are back with just us 3 Bells to discuss the pros, cons, differences and similarities between all these diets as well as relating them to our personal experiences.

You see all types of people preaching these different diets and the great results they've got from it, but here's the main question - WILL IT WORK FOR YOU?

DEMONIZATION! (not sure if that's actually a word)

How often have you heard "I'm cutting out dairy/gluten/sugar"? Why are some foods and even food groups painted as the devil and why do people feel the need to comoletely omit these from their diet?

All of this covered and more on this absolute humdinger of an episode!



Ep. 16 - Prof. Tim Spector author of ‘The Diet Myth’

October 13, 2017

He has Professor, Author and Doctor titles to his name - The 3 DumbBells are delighted to have Prof. Tim Spector on the show this week! Tim is well known for his most recent book ' The Diet Myth' which is a must read for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge in the field of nutrition and gut health.

In this episode we cover:

- 6 quick fire questions!

- Tim's background and how he got to where he is today

- Microbes! What are they and why are they so important??

- Gut Health

- Debunking Myths and Top Tips!

With Tim's credentials you cannot question his wealth of knowledge in this particular area - be prepared for knowledge bombs left, right and centre!


Ep. 15 - 3DB’s Greatest Hits!!

October 6, 2017
The 3 Dumbbells - episode 15 is now live!
Now due to @mathewlcarter being away this week on a "fitness retreat", we have compiled all the best bits of the past 14 weeks, including highlights of the amazing episodes with @rhitrition @thefoodmedic and @alexcrockford , as well as reliving the time we put on @chessiekingg swimsuits when talking about training pre, during and post holidays.
All our high quality content has been crammed into this epic episode (epicsode) so if you have missed out on any of the past episodes (which you obviously haven't because you're all avid listeners) here are all the best bits.
DISCLAIMER: This episode may contain some awful/really good voice overs and singing by Fred and Seb #xfactor2018

Ep. 14- “Why Do You Train???”

September 29, 2017

Is there more to training than just rock hard abs and looking good with your kit off? 

In episode 14 your 3 favourite bells tackle the big question "Why Do You Train?" what are the real reasons for slugging your guts out at the gym, on the spin bike or at your favourite double HIIT donkey kicking fat metcon (you get the point) class.....

In this episode we discuss why we train, what motivates the 3 dumbbells, what their WHY is.

  • To look good naked
  • Health
  • Stress busting
  • Community
  • Being part of the cool kid gang and wearing your overpriced leggings or trainers so people know you're the real deal!

On top of that this episode comes with the usual laughs and jokes that you are now fully accustomed to with your 3 favourite bells.


Ep. 13 - Alex Crockford aka Mr. Burpee aka #Crockfit

September 22, 2017

This week we were extremely lucky to have Mr. Burpee himself - Alex Crockford on the show!

Alex has led an extremely successful career, both as a PT and as a fitness model, so for all you listeners wanting a similar career path this is one for you!

On top of all this he recently decided to take on the burpee world record which lasted a whole 24hours!

Here’s a breakdown of what’s covered:

🔹6 Random quick fire questions!

🔹His journey from his first steps into the fitness industry to where he is now.


🔹How he’s built his PT & Online Business - #Crockfit

🔹His thoughts on the fitness industry.

🔹Social Media and how to build an audience.

🔹Crockfit’s top tips if you’re starting your career in the fitness industry.

It was an absolute pleasure having this guy on, it felt like us 3 Bells could’ve chatted to him for hours!


Ep. 12 - “Transformation” Tuesday!

September 15, 2017


Episode 12 of The 3 DumbBells brings you our take on the classic ‘Transformation Tuesday’ which is often seen posted throughout social media.

Here’s a little breakdown of what’s covered:

🔹What’s the first thing you think of when we say Transformation?

🔹The most important transformation according to The 3 DumbBells

🔹Good habits and weekend blow-outs

🔹Challenge for the listeners!

🔹BONUS FEATURE: An array of awful accents.

Tune in to have a laugh and a giggle (You may even learn something too!)


Ep. 11 - The truth about SUPPLEMENTS!

September 8, 2017

The 3 Dumbbells - episode 11 is now live!!!

In this cracker of an episode (even though I say so myself) we discuss all things SUPPLEMENTS!

The health and fitness industry is flooded with supplement companies wanting you to try their newest 'quick fix' or their new blend of 'this will make you ripped' powder.

🔹Do you really need supplements?

🔹What's the best supplement for you?

🔹Do supplements really do what they tell you?

🔹Want to know what us 3 Dumbbells currently take?

Tune in to find out!!!

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Ep. 10-Hazel Wallace “The Food Medic”

August 31, 2017

Episode 10 brings our second guest "Hazel Wallace" onto The 3 Dumbbells Podcast and boy is this one a belter.  Qualified doctor, published author and now a writer for Women's Health (the list goes on) these are just a few credentials Hazel has to her impressive CV.

Hazel's honest approach to the fitness industry is a breath of fresh air, "no nonsense" and straight to the point.  So what do we cover with our impressive guest.....


-Our quick fire question round to break the ice and make sure our guest is on her toes 

-Finding time! this is the biggest excuse we hear from all our clients, how can someone who has accomplished so much find enough time in the day?

-The struggles Hazel has faced in a turbulent industry 

-A doctor's approach to supplements 

And one huge question at the end, this one is a cracker hit play now! 


Ep. 9 - We’re all going on a summer holiday

August 25, 2017

Are you someone who hits the PANIC button when booking a holiday?  

"Oh God, I've only got 2 months until I leave, I need to train 5 times a day and only eat dust for me to achieve a physique I feel happy with!"

Whether you're somone who jet sets frequently or only goes on holiday once in a blue moon, your training and nutrition shouldn't suddenly be altered. Small, sustainable and realistic changes over time will lead to longer lasting results which are maintainable and will free you up from the 'dust diet'... Trust me, I've tried it, it wasn't fun!   

In this episode we discuss the build up to the holiday, the holiday itself and the holiday blues you may experience when settling into your daily routine when back home. 


Ep. 8 - “I’ve lost my mojo!”

August 18, 2017


Awesome when it's there and hard work when it's not. Just like the famous Austin Powers we all have moments when we completely lose our mojo and training seems like more of a chore than anything else - the key thing to remember is that this isn't uncommon!

First we look at WHY? Why are you struggling to motivate yourself?

Kicking off with the basics (food, sleep, hydration) and then moving onto deeper and often overlooked aspects such as relationships, lifestyle, workplace and environment.

Once the WHY is addressed we move onto the HOW? How can you get yourself from feeling like 'fat bastard' (reference to the Austin Powers character, not just our potty mouths!) back into the swinging Austin you once were.