Steve Maxwell – Hotel Workout

This week’s episode is one of my all time favourites. Instead of our usual setup in the leather chairs at London Real Studios, I met Steve Maxwell at his hotel room to go through his daily workout.
 
For those of you who don’t know Steve Maxwell, he is one of my favourite people. He’s a living legend. Not only is he a 64 year old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, but he travels the world as a nomad teaching people how to move, breathe, and think.
 
With a twinkle in his eye, Steve shares with us his secrets to living a life of vitality – including literally stripping down and doing his favourite health promotion technique.
 
Watch us discuss:
– How he trained with the Gracie family before the UFC existed
– How to stay fit, any place and time.
– Steve’s daily anti-ageing techniques – including some Chi Qong and Russian Slavic Health Systems
– Why sticking your tongue out and crossing your eyes is good for your immune system
– How Steve was able to go from severely near sighted to throwing his glasses away
– Why he swishes coconut oil for 20 min in his mouth
– How to keep your sexual organs healthy and preserve your youth and vitality
– Why he only eats two meals a day
– Why he believes that exercise takes no vacation

00:00 Trailer.
03:02.Welcome to Steve’s hotel room.
05:32 Why this is the fourth time Steve has been on London Real.
06:42 Steve’s morning routine starts in bed.
29:16 Moving on to Steve’s bathroom routine.
45:44 9am Steve goes out to walk, or to train, all before breakfast.
48:34 Being away from your gym is no excuse, Steve’s backpack holds exercise equipment.
55:08 Brian does 15 minute circuit and feels as though every muscle set has been slammed.
1:30:43 Short, but effective and safe set of strength building exercises for life.
1:34:27 It’s mental discipline, you’ve got to control the fear in your mind.
1:35:23 Benefits of extended isometrics.
1:36:22 This type of exercise may not sexy, nor fun, but it has outlasted short lived trends.
1:38:16 Why Steve believes his father is alive at 93 when his eight siblings died by 73.
1:39:21 Steve makes his own adaptable exercise equipment.
1:44:14 Brian’s summing up.

Steve Maxwell links:
Steve Maxwell website
http://www.maxwellsc.com/
Steve Maxwell on Twitter
https://twitter.com/SteveMaxwellSC
Steve Maxwell on Facebook
https://en-gb.facebook.com/stevemaxwellsc/
Steve Maxwell on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/MaxwellStrengthCond
Steve Maxwell on Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/stevemaxwellsc/?hl=en
Steve Maxwell on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Maxwell

Topics discussed:
Brazilian jiu jitsu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_jiu-jitsu
Gracie family
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracie_family
Qigng
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong
Take off your Glasses and See by Jacob Liberman
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Take-off-Your-Glasses-See/dp/0517886049
Kensuke Miyagi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensuke_Miyagi
Prusik (knot)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prusik
Vision Quest (film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vision_Quest
Indian Club
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_club

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John
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Quality interview/workout that started out a bit strange and quite frankly if someone was watching in fast motion, might say WTF and get the wrong idea (with Brian going to a hotel room, and then they’re both in boxers, until the skin brushes come out, haha). Seriously though, he’s interesting and funny guy. Looks great for 65. Original Play Station! haha! I’ve personally been tongue scraping for a long time and enjoy it. I also have tried a neti pot and they’re very effective. I should buy one. When I was a flight attendant living in hotels basically, I would… Read more »

tdechill
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Are there any instructions/dimensions available for building his homemade TRX?

Chris Gomez
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Awesome

Ante Strika
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What is the orange belt product/thing?

Kason
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Hi
Is there the option of Chromecast viewing so I can beam it over to the BIG screen.
Many thanks!
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Franck
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Franck

Streaming issues some sequences repeat a few times over

John N
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I don’t understand why he wouldn’t just use the hotel gym.

steveyoga219
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steveyoga219

He mentioned his dislike of the music and girls on treadmills as distractions

gheath123@gmail.com
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gheath123@gmail.com

What is the female version of massaging sexual organs ?

steve robinson
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fingering

Terry
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Terry

As a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach, I must say thart I’m a bit surprised Steve went straight into high impact skipping before he even mobilised the spine or joints with synovial fluid, (high impact is any exercise in which both feet are off the ground at the same time) as this is a big no no. Also sit ups for core is highly problamatic for the lumbar, and proven as not effective. A more effective approach for core, is by doing “anti” rotation-flexion,lateral,extention exercises which will target all the core muscles, yet maintain a neutral spine. I… Read more »

El Don
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“anti” rotation-flexion,lateral,extention exercises ?

Fernando Cornelio
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I’d like to see the scientific evidence showing that doing so called “fast twitch muscle fibre training” improves fast twitch muscle. I’m no sports scientist just a wrestler/grappler who competes. Before doing this, I use to do all sorts of dynamic so called “fast twitch exercises” believing they would make faster at my skill. Nope, they just made me more susceptible to injury. Learned about Steve’s history and started doing this HIT style training. Got shocking good results. Improved strength, mobility, even worked my cardiovascular system. This idea that working out slow makes you slow is silly. Hasn’t slowed me… Read more »

Fernando Cornelio
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I’d like to see the scientific evidence showing that doing so called “fast twitch muscle fibre training” improves fast twitch muscle. I’m no sports scientist just a wrestler/grappler who competes. Before doing this, I use to do all sorts of dynamic so called “fast twitch exercises” believing they would make me faster at my skill. Nope, they just made me more susceptible to injury. Learned about Steve’s history and started doing this HIT style training. Got shocking good results. Improved strength, mobility, even worked my cardiovascular system. This idea that working out slow makes you slow is silly. Hasn’t slowed… Read more »

Fernando Cornelio
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I’d like to see the scientific evidence showing that doing so called “fast twitch muscle fibre training” improves fast twitch muscle. I’m no sports scientist just a wrestler/grappler who competes. Before doing this, I use to do all sorts of dynamic so called “fast twitch exercises” believing they would make me faster at my skill. Nope, they just made me more susceptible to injury. Learned about Steve’s history and started doing this HIT style training. Got shockingly good results. Improved strength, mobility, even worked my cardiovascular system. This idea that working out slow makes you slow is silly. Hasn’t slowed… Read more »

Sauber
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Steve Maxwell is very real. I appreciate his approach to health and fitness greatly. Great video !

Robert
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my mentor

Jen Bond
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Awesome! Great to hear and see it from the master himself! Very generous sharing of experience and lessons he has learned.

shipibo1111
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shipibo1111

Brian you’re 40 bro Stop Shaving your chest

ellias
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ellias

I totally get this man Steve Maxwell.. His connection to what he says and does shines through, if that makes sense? I work away and travel to some degree around the world. I have had to use similar techniques to stay in shape,(hotel room workouts) + Good food, moderate exercise , things that promote health first and foremost. Tai chi, qi gong, standing, breathing, cold therapy etc etc. Love it.. Many many thanks for this video..

Nathee
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great stuff. where can i find the indian club handles?

David
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conrad152
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conrad152

Fantastic video Brian, so informative and Steve is so knowledgeable yet so modest.

Valtteri Leijon
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I just got introduced about eye exercises for an 1 month ago. And have been in a lecture about that topic also. So many things in this video that has been showed everywhere in my life in this 3 months. Feels like a wave. Dry brushing, coconut oil, baking soda, eye yoga etc. Feels like I have to start to apply those methods in to my daily life now.

Thank you Brian so much for the amazing content you have been producing. Always enjoy your videos. Keep up the good work and greetings from Finland!

ccasciato@dobbinsales.com
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ccasciato@dobbinsales.com

Love the morning exercises. I will start to include health promoting activities in my daily routine. Who wrote the book, “Take off your glasses and see?” I will definitely be doing the eye exercises. Thank you for sharing, Steve Maxwell looks amazing.

ccasciato@dobbinsales.com
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ccasciato@dobbinsales.com

Love the morning exercises. I will start to include health promoting activities in my daily routine. Who wrote the book, “Take off your glasses and see.” I will definitely be doing the eye exercises. Thank you for sharing, Steve Maxwell looks amazing.

otisfunkmeyer779
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otisfunkmeyer779

jacob liberman wrote the book it’s the real deal

axelove594
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axelove594

great people , great video, great healthy tips for a greater life! thanks guys!
✌?&❤️ ??

Sanjin kacevac
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Great video, really practical and useful, can’t wait for the jiu jitsu class with Steve! Keep it up, much love an support

Saman Tabai
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Really glad you found it practical! Thank you for watching this episode! 🙂

Brian
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How many times would you strength train, if your in your fifties and do a martial art? Second steve says that you get the cardio benefits with this type of training but is this not a form of hitt, reason I’m asking is I read that long slow distance is great for anti inflammatory in the body. If you reply I would appreciate it. Thanks , fantastic episode.
Brian

Carl Bryce
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Great video. Really appreciate the insight into Steve’s life/workout routine, and the great work you do at LR.

Saman Tabai
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Thank you for your kind comments and for watching the episode! 🙂

Michal Kuczek
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If someone finds those screw on water bottle Indian clubs, let me know! Post the link it up here maybe. I’d love to check those out.

David
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https://www.heroicsport.com/ Came across them on Insta a while back, this video reminded me to put in an order myself!

Michal Kuczek
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Thank you very much sir!

Fabricio Minas
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Great interview !!!

Saman Tabai
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Thank you very much Fabricio! Make sure you check out our previous episode with Steve 🙂

Jason
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I’m in the US and every damn time I come to watch a video on London Real it lags, skips and freezes all the way through the video. I have told London Real about this over and over and over and they say it’s my end. I know for sure it is not my end. It only happens when I come here. I really wish it would get addressed so I can enjoy the great videos or just put them on youtube where it works every time. It’s getting really old. Need to throw some of that Accelerator money into… Read more »

Javier
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Excellent!!!

Saman Tabai
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Thank you Javier!! 🙂

zrteam@i.ua
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zrteam@i.ua

Great interview with a great man. Just one thing I don’t understand. Why such a respected coach, bjj black belt and experienced athlete compliments that newly invented fake “old” slavonic russian “sistema” even if those people were nice to him?

bolo
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bolo

systema isn’t fake, just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it can’t work. Go and find a systema instructor local to you and ask them to demonstrate a punch on you and you will feel the power is very different to your regular punch.

Maximilian
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Awesome Interview! Thanks a lot!
Does someone know what strap they used for isometrics?
Best wishes!
Max

RealJames
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RealJames
Saman Tabai
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Thank you Maximilian! 🙂

Renata
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Renata

I love Steve Maxwell. He is so inspiring even for us, women!
Thank you so much.

Saman Tabai
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Thank you for watching Renata! We are glad it inspires 🙂 Please make sure to watch our previous episode with Steve, if you already haven’t.

Shashwat
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Realest dudes in the world 🙂 I don’t think I learnt so much about life, health and perspective in school than I do through these videos. Can’t wait for the episode with the trio of Brian, Guy and the OG .

Saman Tabai
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Thank you for the constant support for London Real Shashwat! 🙂 There will be more great content coming! 😉

alex-blamey
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Great to see Steve on London Real and still using the handles i gave him on the Greek Island of Ikaria 2017 summer camp. A man who has achieved so much and has such great knowledge and yet remains so humble.I would encourage all to listen to his wise words and train with him if possible.

Saman Tabai
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Wow that’s awesome! 🙂 thank you for watching this episode!

Michael
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I just made my bed for the first time in 7 years. Awesome – love his spirit.

Saman Tabai
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Haha! Love it! 🙂

Ivan Mariano
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Wow!! Great interview and 2 great man together. Nice routines that definitely works for everyone. And nice advices for the vision stuff. Many time ago i found about it and is great to see about it again.

Thanks for this interview with Steve!!

Best Regards from Spain!!

Saman Tabai
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Thank you Ivan for watching this episode and supporting London Real! Hopefully you can start using those ideas yourself 🙂