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

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