Ep. 206 - The Big Willie Challenge

17 May 2021


Ep. 206 - The Big Willie Challenge

On May 2nd, Will Smith broke the Internet when he posted a picture of himself looking a little less than his normal self. In a flamboyant “belly out” pose with a pair of boxers, slippers and unzipped windbreaker, he captioned it.” This is the body that carried me through an entire pandemic and countless days grazing thru the pantry. I love this body, but I wanna FEEL better. No more midnight muffins… this is it! Imma get in the BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE!!!!!”Off the back of this, he started something new: The #BigWillieChallenge. The rules are simple:

Post a picture of your body now

Take 12 weeks to get into the shape of your life

Post a picture of your body after

The challenge has sparked a craze amongst a number of rappers, musicians and male celebrities in Will Smith’s circles, and it’s a fantastic message, incentive and movement to be pushing out there on such a wide platform. There are probably thousands, if not millions, of people who may be on this challenge, so we thought we’d put together a podcast and a guide, which you can find in the show notes, on how to maximize the #BigWillieChallenge so you not only get into the shape of your life, but you set yourself up to stay there for life. It includes the full set up of a transformation checklist, how to make changes, and why mastering the tip of the mountain of this challenge will be the most critical component to it.
“When you find that sweet spot, it’s when the magic happens.”
- Akash Vaghela

00:00 – Intro
03:08 – initials steps to do
06:10 – Transformation checklist
09:25 – Mistakes on doing nutritional variations
12:24 – Executions over unnecessary changes
14:27 – Importance of measuring your food intake
17:25 – Learning by doing
21:42 – Is 12 weeks enough?
25:50 – fat loss and dieting
28:50 – Control and character building
30:35 – Grind and Consolidation
34:20 – Physical as the vehicle for a greater purpose
36:00 – Our body as a scoreboard
37:48 – Finding that sweet spot
39:00 – Wrap up

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