In this first episode, we’re joined by Sal Kassam to talk about men, mental health, and fitness. Sal is a strength coach and Founder of Red Pill Fit. He walks us through his post-university journey from joining the military to how he ended up where he is now.
Sal discusses how people tend to perceive fitness while digging into the myths and truths of living a healthy lifestyle. Improving strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular health is the goal for his clients, regardless of where they’re starting from. While most people concentrate all their efforts in one area, it’s best to find synergy with all the aspects of fitness.
Resistance is a part of life, and overcoming that resistance is how you improve your fitness. All you need to do is make incremental improvements. Not only will this help you build confidence, but it also helps you build strength in a sustainable way. This newfound confidence then influences every other part of your life and will inspire you to stick with it.
Sal also touches on nutrition – specifically, consuming the basics to fulfil your needs. Sal encourages people to not buy into the sexy advertising around nutrition. Focus on the “boring” basics like lean protein, fruit, vegetables, oily fish, and grains. The best food you can eat is the food that’s close to how you would find it in its natural state. Most people don’t need to eat less food, but rather just make better food choices.
With regard to mindset and mental health, Sal believes education is key and explains that knowing when to ask for help isn’t clear to most men. Sal shares his unique idea of having your relationships structured as a business and other tips on supporting men’s mental health.
Red Pill Fitness: https://redpillfit.co.uk/
Sal’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/silverbacksal/