Marcus Filly is the founder of Functional Bodybuilding. After leaving medical school, he turned instead to health and fitness to help people more directly with training and nutrition in their day to day lives. Drawing on an extensive training background in soccer and his competitive Crossfit career, Marcus owned an affiliate CrossFit gym for years before changing methodologies to help athletes better succeed through individual coaching. After the 2016 CrossFit Games, he was burned out and broken, and about to become a first time father. Functional Bodybuilding was born out of a need to train more for longevity and sustainability – while still looking good and moving well.
Today on the show we discuss: how to stay fit without sacrificing your family, an overlooked but effective way to build muscle, why going to the gym doesn’t necessary make you “active,” how to lose body fat and keep it off for good, why eating clean is misleading, the power of a “5 ingredient meal,” why CrossFit can be dangerous and much more.
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