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Episode 154: Exercise Selection, Biomechanic Basics, and Myths of Female Training with Cody Moxley

podcast Feb 25, 2022

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Listeners can find Cody Moxley at his website and, and on Instagram @cjmoxley 


Cody Moxley is a Coach and CFO for N1 Education and a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN). He has been working in the fitness industry for 6 years. The first three were predominantly in the product development and marketing area before getting into the role of online coaching. The majority of his online clients are coaches as well. One of his favorite parts of working with them is the mentorship and education aspect to help them improve and fine-tune their own skills in program design for their own clients.

In this episode, we take a deep dive into biomechanics basics, what mind-muscle connection really means and how to apply it to your training, myths around females and training, junk volume and why it matters, and much more!

Top Takeaways:

  • Biomechanic basics: what they are and why they matter for your training
  • Top three exercises you may want to  swap out for better options
  • How to use “booty bands” effectively and how they could be doing you a disservice if you’re not
  • Junk volume explained
  • Why you shouldn’t always believe what you read even if it’s coming from a well-established scientific journal 

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Introduction to the episode trailer 
  • [0:30] Rachel gives a brief bio of guest Cody Moxley  
  • [1:30] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest Cody Moxley @cjmoxley 
  • [2:30] Cody shares how he got into the nutrition and training space
  • [6:00] Question: Can you explain the difference between shortened and lengthen ranges and how that applies to different exercises?
  • [12:00] Question: Where do you see people making the most mistakes in their training program? 
  • [14:30] Question: Can you explain mind-muscle connection from your perspective?
  • [17:00] Question: What is the difference between sensation vs. stimulation? And what mistakes do you feel a lot of people are making when it comes to choosing exercises where they might “feel” a lot of that sensation, but it might not actually be stimulating?
  • [20:30] Question: What are your top three exercises you see people doing and you would recommend they swap those exercises out for something different to get optimal results?
  • [24:30] Question: Is there any effectiveness to the abduction machine aka the “good girl bad girl” machine? 
  • [26:30] Question: Where do booty bands come into play in terms of practicality versus where they may be doing you a disservice?
  • [32:30] Question: What are some of the most common misconceptions that you hear when it comes to females versus males training?
  • [37:30] Question: What is junk volume and why does it matter?
  • [46:30] Question: Why do we have to take research, especially when it comes to nutrition/fitness/exercise with a “grain of salt?”
  • [55:30] Prime Fitness
  • [55:30] Listeners can check out more from Cody Moxley at his website and, and on Instagram @cjmoxley 
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Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami.

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