From TV Ninja to Pull-up Expert
Welcome to the 9 Elements Podcast brought to you by Restore Hyper Wellness. I’m your host, Eric Hinman. Each week, I sit down with trailblazers in the fitness, nutrition, and wellness communities, exploring how they optimize their daily lives for ultimate performance to do more of what they love.
I am a 5x Ironman athlete, brand builder, and someone who’s obsessed with health and wellness - structuring much of my day around fitness and recovery protocols.
Angela Gargano is an AFAA-certified personal trainer and four-time athlete on American Ninja Warrior who also happens to be a gymnast and former biochemist. Her aim in life is to promote positive body image for women, after being made fun of for her “manly” arms and build. Now, she’s an international fitness model with magazine covers, a large social following and after recently moving to Austin, exploring new avenues in life. Through her online fitness venture Strong Feels Good, Gargano has helped over 500 women conquer pull-ups via her Pull-Up Revolution program.
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00:49 Welcome Angela
01:10 Angela’s Background
03:00 Fitness Competitions and Nutrition
04:30 Training Programming with Kathy Savage
07:00 Getting The Pro Card
08:00 Nutrition Tracking
09:25 Eric’s Relationship with Carbs
10:30 Angela’s Intuitive Approach to Eating
12:00 Retiring from Competition
13:40 The End Goal Doesn’t Always Matter
15:40 Giving Yourself Permission to Try New Things
17:00 Becoming An American Ninja Warrior
19:00 Getting The Ninja Bug
21:00 How Angela Tore Her ACL
23:30 Shutting Down Her Gym, Moving to NYC
26:00 Eric’s Barometer for Decisions
28:45 Returning to American Ninja Warrior
32:00 Getting on The Cover of Oxygen Magazine
33:00 Recovering From ACL Surgery
37:00 Accessory Work As An Alternative
38:30 Angela’s Movement Prep
43:00 Angela’s Recovery Routine
45:00 Hot and Cold Exposure Insider Knowledge
49:00 Angela’s Austin Move
50:45 Getting Your First Pull-Up
52:20 The Brain-Lat Connection
53:00 Why The First Pull-up Matters
55:15 How does Angela feel her best?
56:30 How does Eric feel his best?
58:00 Keys to A Longer Life
59:00 Why Women Need to Strength Train
1:01:00 Angela’s Coaching Programs
Connect With Angela Gargano
Angela Gargano on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angela_gargano/
To learn more about Angela’s coaching, click here: https://www.angela-gargano.com/
To workout with Angela via YouTube, click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC95by9Al1LNEd5YqCBWjDlg
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