EP 27: Swede Burns: The Paradoxical Link Between Intimacy & Despair

EP 27: Swede Burns: The Paradoxical Link Between Intimacy & Despair

On this episode of RNT fitness radio, we talk to Swede Burns. He has a very honest and open talk about training, nutrition, and psychology. Also, stay tuned to hear about how he stays in contact with his fans and handles the crazy ones.


“As humans, we have a need to find things so that we can lose them, be it people, love, possessions or success”

-Swede Burns



[1:15] – Competing, training, and diet

[6:50] – Coaching for bodybuilding contests

[15:13] – Going to prison

[18:48] – How the 5th Set method was set up

[28:45] – Writing as an outlet

[32:38] – How do you do your writing projects?

[40:48] – Why do people train?

[47:44] – How would you advise someone in their mid-20s?

[49:32] – How to make weight for competitions

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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.