242 Sean Hyson: The Carnivore Diet: Is It Right For You?

The Carnivore Diet: Is It Right For You? with Sean Hyson – Ep. 242

This week we have the new Editor-In-Chief at Onnit, Author of both Men’s Fitness 101 Best Workouts Of All Time and The Men’s Health Encyclopedia of Muscle as well as previous Open Sky Fitness guest, Sean Hyson joining us to talk about his career, the latest fitness and nutrition trend, and his own opinion on how to live a healthy, meaningful life.

We discussed a variety of topics and it was so awesome to catch up with him since the beginning of our podcast.

On This Episode:

  • How the carnivore diet became so popular, the pros vs cons, and what types of meat you should eat if you decide to follow it.
  • What helps him stay motivated, healthy, and balanced with work and life.
  • His background in writing and how he fell into the fitness industry.
  • How he came to work for Onnit now as their Editor-in-Chief and how he’s helping them reach new audiences.
  • Why we’re all entitled to change our opinion about nutrition and what diets we want to follow.
  • What you should be aware of if you decide to switch up your tempo, order, or rep scheme.
  • Various types workouts that focus on mobility, cluster sets, periodization, plus full body split sets.


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About Sean Hyson

Sean Hyson is the Editor in Chief of Onnit. A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.), he is the author of 101 Best Workouts Of All Time, an Amazon.com best-seller, and the e-book The Truth About Strength Training (truthaboutstrengthtraining.com).





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00:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction

1:15  Opening comments with Rob and Devon

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7:10 Introduction to Sean Hyson

8:10 His background in writing and how he fell into the fitness industry.

13:00 How he came to work for Onnit now as their Editor in Chief.

15:00 How he’s helped Onnit rebrand to reach a wider audience.

17:30 His process for coming up with so much content online.

20:00 What type of meat you should eat if you follow a carnivore diet

24:00 Various trends he has tried and 100% believed in only to change his mind later.

25:40 What it’s like to be giving people this health advice and knowledge and if it’s intimidating or not.

26:00 Why we’re all entitled to change our opinion about nutrition and what diets we want to follow.

28:30 His advice for exercise and which workouts you should focus on today.

30:00 What you should be aware of if you decide to switch up your tempo, order, or rep scheme.

32:00 What our fitness focus should look like as we age.

33:00 How he’s keeping his workouts effective and enjoyable.

34:30 How to do a cluster set during your workout and what you should keep in mind.

37:40 Periodization – How important is it to build in recovery and lighter weeks in periodization programming?

38:40 How he approaches periodization for muscle growth.

40:30 His thoughts on full body vs. split workouts.

42:50 The importance of great mobility over strength.

44:20 What areas and movements we should focus on the most to improve our mobility.

48:20 Onnit’s current focus and vision for the next couple of years.

50:00 What helps him stay motivated, healthy, and balanced with work and life.

56:00 What led him to write his latest book, The Men’s Health Encyclopedia of Muscle, and what beneficial information you will find in it.

1:00:00  Final comments with Rob and Devon

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1:03:00 Open Sky Fitness Closing





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