I had the privilege of interviewing Logan Gelbrich of CrossFit Strongman, former pro Baseball player, and owner of Deuce Gym and Original Nutritionals.

I originally filmed this interview as bonus content for students in my Practical Nutrition course, and after reviewing the conversation I had to share the highlights with you.

The conversation started off on the topic of self experimentation and the lessons Logan has learned. His approach to self experimentation brings to mind one of my favorite Bruce Lee quotes:

Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own. 

-Bruce Lee

If you want to read a blog series by Logan about his experiment with Carb Back Loading, here is part 1, part 2, and part 3.

Later in the conversation, I asked Logan what he does when people come in to Deuce gym with body composition vs. performance-oriented goals.

In this clip, Logan dives deep into a training philosophy that, if followed, can help you avoid the trap of falling victim to a cycle of being motivated, and falling off the wagon until things get just bad enough that you are motivated again. Instead, Logan makes suggestions for how to break free and “live inside health and fitness”

From there, I asked Logan one last follow up question. “What does it take for somebody to ‘live inside’ their health and fitness?

Logan speaks bluntly about the trap most people fall into thinking that there is a separation between their personal life and their health and fitness. He suggests that the mindset needs to change. Consistently training and eating well is just a thing these successful people do, its not stressful.

He also inserts an interesting perspective on dietary “cheating”. Check it out!

If you liked what you heard, you can follow Logan on Instagram @functionalcoach for regular updates from the man himself! He is also a contributor to a number of online and print publications including breakingmuscle.com and The Box magazine.