Episode 30 of The Mike O’Hearn Show was published on Generation Iron‘s YouTube channel on Jan. 27, 2023. It featured seven-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath returning to the show alongside trainer and fitness model Frank Sepe. They joined the show’s namesake to discuss their views on the disparity between the mindsets of modern bodybuilders and fitness influencers compared to those of an earlier fitness generation that came up without social media.
The majority of this generation that I’ve seen are self-entitled and delusional.
Check out the entire discussion below as the trio delves further into the differences they see in the modern fitness world versus the one they grew up with:
Motivation Across Generations
Reduce all the emotions and just stick to the game plan.
They don’t really know the difficulties of what it was to be a pro back in the day. They don’t know the history.
O’Hearn steered the conversation toward what motivates the two industry goliaths on the call with him. Heath recommended establishing a routine if you don’t already have one. He wakes up every morning, prays, thinks of what he’s grateful for, and listens to inspirational music to instill positivity to start the day.
Professionals have a routine.
After he showers and has his morning protein shake, Heath reads approximately 20 to 30 pages of a book that applies to his current struggles. O’Hearn and Sepe echoed the sentiment of taking time for yourself first thing in the morning. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Sepe would listen to audiobooks while finding trails outside or parks to train at.