Ep. 25 - Living Forever, Going Against the Grain and Cystic Fibrosis Awareness with Sophie Grace Holmes

December 15, 2017
Episode 25 from The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!
In this hugely inspirational episode we are graced with the company of the one and only Sophie Grace Holmes. 
This lady has to be our most inspiring guest we’ve had on to date. Her journey has been incredible and quite simply mind blowing. 
She was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic condition that affects more than 10,400 people in the UK. This condition often limits people in what they can and can’t do, however, Sophie has proved doctors wrong endless times in what she has been able to achieve... she lives a perfectly normal life and does not let it affect what she does. Her mindset and mental strength is outstanding and she is someone who everyone who listens to this podcast can learn a thing or two from. 
Sophie it was a pleasure meeting you and we look forward to seeing what crazy challenges you can keep putting yourself through and keep achieving. You’ve certainly given us a kick up the backside and a reality slap around the face. Thank you! 
We hope you find this episode as incredible as we found it. 
Check out this amazing video of her here:

Ep. 24 - What NOT to fill your stockings with this Christmas!

December 8, 2017
Episode 24 from The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!! 
What not to buy this Christmas!!
With Christmas just a couple of weeks away everyone hits that panic button wondering what to get for their loved ones, frantically trying to find stocking fillers, and often looking online for inspiration. 
In this awesome episode (even if we do say so ourselves... 💁🏻‍♂💁🏻‍♂💁🏻‍♂) we help you out and advise you what’s good and what’s total CRAP with regards to gadgets and gizmos you see advertised in the health and fitness industry. 
Don’t just buy a fitness corset (waist trainer) because you’ve seen one of the Kardashians wearing it whilst taking their fluffy pets for a walk along the beach... Buy something that you know will be good and will have positive effects on someone’s life. 
Companies are very good at marketing and getting your attention buy using models to promote a product that they probably can’t even spell, let alone use...
Spend your money wisely this Christmas! 

Ep. 23 - Why you should eat chocolate and get pissed this Christmas!

December 1, 2017

Episode 23 kicks off this Friday with the official countdown to Christmas! With the festive season in full swing suddenly those temptations to sack off your evening gym class and go out drinking with your mates become all too tempting!

A big topic covered in this weeks episode is how all of our mindsets have changed compared to even last year. We talk about the importance of enjoying yourselves with your family and friends over stressing about how much of a calorie surplus you're going to be in. We also give a few tips on keep avoiding the December slump which can be all too easy when the days are now this dark and this cold!

All this and more on how to prepare and feel guilt-free this Christmas! Happy listening!


Ep. 22 - Exposing Everything with The Naked Professor

November 24, 2017
Episode 22 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!
Who doesn’t love getting naked and running around feeling free with 3 other guys?
In this mind blowing episode we were graced with the company of our 6th guest, Ben aka. The Naked Professor. He is a life coach, personal trainer, blogger and mental health advocate.
For a while we have been wanting to talk about mental health and wellness but have lacked the knowledge and thorough understanding to feel able to talk freely about it. However, with Ben on board, this episode provides all of the above and much more with the occasional stab at Fred’s calfs, Seb’s nose and Mat’s extremely pale complexion and ginger hair. It is a cracker of an episode and not one to be missed!
Do you suffer from anxiety/depression? Are you self conscious?
Do you lack the confidence to talk to others about your problems and feel half the person you could potentially be?
This episode may well be able to help you out.

Ep 21 - What’s insta and what’s reality with Chessie King

November 17, 2017
Episode 21 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!
In this hugely informative and very real episode we are graced with the company of our 5th guest, Miss Chessie King.
Chessie has recently been known for her real vs. fake Instagram posts and being incredibly relatable with a lot of her followers. Her sheer honesty and care free nature has set her out from the crowd in all the right ways.
We discuss her journey in the health and fitness industry, how it all began, the pros and cons of Instagram, where she sees herself in a year or two and the ultimate question... who will she snog, marry and avoid?!?!
All this and more in this belter of an episode.

Ep. 20 - Being healthy is too expensive?? The 3 DumbBells call Bu*lshit!!

November 10, 2017

Episode 20 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!

How often have you heard people say...

“Ahh I can’t afford to eat healthy”
“Nahhh I cant afford a gym membership”
“It’s so much easier to eat ready meals”
“I don’t have the time to cook”

What do all the above statements have in common??? They are all negative statements. “I don’t” “I can’t” “so much easier to...”

We live in a day and age whereby almost everything can be done at the touch of a button. It has created a very lazy society full of excuses. “Can’t do this, can’t do that...” Why don’t we focus on what we CAN do and think about our priorities in life.

All this and more in this belter of an episode. Episode 20! Already out of the teens and into the 20’s. Brace yourself for some awesome guests in the run up to Christmas.

Please do leave a review if you haven’t already as it really helps the growth of the podcast. Thank you and ENJOY!!!


Ep 19 - Training the most important muscle in your body…YOUR MIND!

November 3, 2017
Episode 19 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!
Hope you all had a spooky Halloween and overcame some of your fears 🎃👻😱👍🏼
This week is all about Mental Strength and resilience
All three of us Dumbbells have been through some tough times and have had to dig deep, find that inner strength and overcome the hurdles that are in our way...
Mat has had to endure being ginger and having the skin tone of a ghost that’s feeling faint...
Seb has had to put up with having a honker that competes with that of an elephant who’s told quite a few lies...
And Fred has succumbed to quite frankly horrific bullying from his peers about having the worlds smallest calfs. I’d call them more ‘cow embryos’ than calfs...
We have all been through mental pain, BUT it is how you overcome these situations that makes you into who you are today.
We discuss all this and more in this stonker of an episode.
If you are someone who lacks motivation, lacks drive, lacks the ability to just say “fuck it, I’m gunna do it” then this is an episode for you!

Ep. 18 - FEAR!

October 27, 2017
Episode 18 - The 3 Dumbbells is now live!!!
With Halloween just around the corner we thought it would be appropriate and 'on trend' if we spoke about our fears and what we are afraid of in the health and fitness industry.
▪Does Seb actually have a fear of running?
▪ is Mat afraid of sleeping in the dark?
▪Does Fred actually have ghost calfs?
It is so important in this day and age to stand tall, believe in what you do and who you are and not be afraid to act in a certain way out of fear of being judged. We all have our own worries and doubts in life, but the more you confront them and actually 'go for it', the less you will be fearful of. I love the 'Fuck it' principle when it comes to these things. We are all human, we all make mistakes, but don't ever go into something thinking you're not good enough. Go out there, do what you have to do and have no regrets.
All this and more in this thriller of an episode.
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And finally... ENJOY!

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!