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Strong By Design Podcast

Fitness and Nutrition

We believe that you are STRONG BY DESIGN. We believe you were created in God’s image to have a strong body, mind and spirit. The Strong by Design podcast is the #1 resource for strength, health, and fitness solutions in the world. Tune in for expert interviews, fitness tips, nutrition advice, free workout sheets, supplement giveaways all while being encouraged, inspired and entertained. Brought to you by Critical Bench who reaches over 30 million fans per month between our email newsletter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. If you're interested in being a guest on the show or doing a collaboration please send an email to strongbydesign@gmail.com New Episodes go LIVE every week on Wednesday. So let’s get ready to unlock your potential and transform your life!

We believe that you are STRONG BY DESIGN. We believe you were created in God’s image to have a strong body, mind and spirit. The Strong by Design podcast is the #1 resource for strength, health, and fitness solutions in the world. Tune in for expert interviews, fitness tips, nutrition advice, free workout sheets, supplement giveaways all while being encouraged, inspired and entertained. Brought to you by Critical Bench who reaches over 30 million fans per month between our email newsletter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. If you're interested in being a guest on the show or doing a collaboration please send an email to strongbydesign@gmail.com New Episodes go LIVE every week on Wednesday. So let’s get ready to unlock your potential and transform your life!

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United States

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We believe that you are STRONG BY DESIGN. We believe you were created in God’s image to have a strong body, mind and spirit. The Strong by Design podcast is the #1 resource for strength, health, and fitness solutions in the world. Tune in for expert interviews, fitness tips, nutrition advice, free workout sheets, supplement giveaways all while being encouraged, inspired and entertained. Brought to you by Critical Bench who reaches over 30 million fans per month between our email newsletter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. If you're interested in being a guest on the show or doing a collaboration please send an email to strongbydesign@gmail.com New Episodes go LIVE every week on Wednesday. So let’s get ready to unlock your potential and transform your life!

Language:

English

Contact:

5618892447


Episodes

Ep 119 The Truth About CBD Oil ft. Tonya Fines

7/8/2020
CBD oil has not only sparked some pretty intense debates among the general population, but it has also piqued the curiosity of individuals who want to know more about this product and if in fact, it has any real benefits with respect to their health and wellness. With the impact CBD oil is making, as far as being utilized in alternative therapies for everything from pain management to alleviating cancer-related symptoms, Mike Westerdal sat down with our own in-house Holistic Health...

Duration:00:26:34

Ep 118 Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging ft. Ben Greenfield

7/1/2020
Ben Greenfield, by his own description, was a complete NERD. President of the chess club, played violin for 13 years, wrote fantasy fiction, and spent most of his childhood years with his nose in a book. Well, it certainly paid off and has led to a few decades of excellence. At one point in his incredible fitness journey Ben’s been a collegiate tennis player, volleyball player and center in water polo, top-ranked amateur triathlete, 12x Ironman, and even a competitive bodybuilder. His...

Duration:00:55:31

Ep 117 Fit for the Kingdom ft. Pastor Trent Holbert

6/24/2020
Are you fit for the kingdom? Pastor, podcaster, personal trainer and holistic health coach Trent Holbert joins the Strong By Design show from the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. Trent is doing some amazing things for God’s kingdom and approaches his ministry in a holistic way focusing on the spiritual, physical and emotional health of his congregation. This holistic mindset provides his church a balanced message of hope and accountability that many children of God will...

Duration:00:56:25

Ep 116 Fat Fueled Family ft. Maura Vega

6/17/2020
Eating disorders and body dysmorphia plagued her for years. A classically trained dancer, Maura Vega experimented with vegetarian, paleo, and IIFYM to maintain her beautiful curves. But it wasn’t until she started following a ketogenic lifestyle that she was finally able to heal her body and repair her metabolism as well as her mind and her relationship with food. Maura started Keto in June of 2016. After a 2-year battle with Postpartum Depression, following the birth of her youngest child...

Duration:00:41:52

Ep 115 The Untamable Beast ft. Pastor JP Poirier

6/10/2020
The power of life or death can literally come from our mouths. Words can either kill or be life giving. As it says in James 3: 9-12; "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God's likeness. Pastor and close friend JP Poirier sits down with Mike Westerdal and Samantha Harrison. He has a powerful message about how the words we use nourish the soul and spirit or can lead to destruction. We have the choice to produce fruit or...

Duration:00:54:27

Ep 114 Liberty and Justice for All?

6/6/2020
Is the ‘American Dream’ the same for everyone? I think most of us agree it’s not. And things need to change. People of color in America today are hurting and the murder of George Floyd may have finally gotten people’s attention. This special episode of the Strong By Design podcast features two men of God. Christian brothers. Kingdom minded black men that are willing to share their story to help white America see the world through their lens. It’s time to listen. Thank you, David Mills...

Duration:01:20:45

Ep 113 Fitness Jeopardy ft. Team Critical Bench

6/3/2020
Do you know the largest muscle in the body? How about the strongest muscle? These questions and many more in the areas of exercise and nutrition will be answered in this special Fitness Jeopardy Team edition. Plus, as a surprise, a splash of 80’s music trivia for a fun twist. Get to know the men and women of Critical Bench in this lighter side of Strong by Design and have some much-needed laughs! "I think there was some interference, it was rigged." -Mike Westerdal Time Stamps 0:25...

Duration:00:33:13

Ep 112 3-Day Immune Boosting Protocol ft. Tonya Fines

5/27/2020
The human immune system is a very complex and incredibly intelligent system in the body. It has many parts to it that all work together to fight infection and disease in the body. In this eye-opening episode of Strong By Design Coach Chris Wilson sits down with Holistic Health Practitioner Tonya Fines to discuss just how amazing this defense system truly is. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between bacteria and viruses, gut health, germ contamination or boosting your immune...

Duration:01:11:23

Ep 111 Big Rocks ft. Mike Westerdal

5/20/2020
In business, you either focus on what matters most to achieve higher levels of success or spend your time on the small stuff, never really leveling up. So how are you prioritizing your day? When it comes to the MOST important thing in your business or in life, you must attack it early with your best energy, effort and focus. This episode of SBD, Chris Wilson speaks with friend, mentor and boss, Mike Westerdal to uncover ‘The One Thing’ he did in his business that changed everything. "I...

Duration:00:36:26

Ep 110 Dealing with Loss ft. Chris & Bob Wilson

5/13/2020
If you’re hurting, not sure what to do or how to handle this terribly difficult time in your life, please tune in to hear how these men have faced their hardest days. Saying goodbye to someone you love is painful. No matter how much or how little you’ve experienced the loss of a family member or close friend, it’s never easy. For brothers Bob and Chris Wilson, it’s something they’ve experienced a great deal of in their lives. Co-host of the SBD show Chris Wilson sits down with his “big”...

Duration:01:31:02

Ep 109 The Truth About Porn ft. Frank Rich

5/6/2020
It’s not something people like to discuss or admit to. It can be a killer of loving relationships and a secretive part of your life hidden in the closet, embarrassing and unhealthy. If you’re looking for real and raw honesty on the topic of porn addiction and how to overcome it, you’ve found the right episode. Listen as creator of The Super Human Life podcast Frank Rich pulls back the curtain on his personal struggle with porn. His mission: I help men break free from porn addiction...

Duration:01:17:34

Ep 108 The OG's of the Internet ft. Lee Hayward & Mike Westerdal

4/29/2020
Pioneers, Adversaries and now Friends… Founder of CriticalBench, Mike Westerdal, and Founder of Total Fitness Bodybuilding, Lee Hayward, share their beginnings on the internet for over 2 decades! The internet age has seen a lot of changes since the late 90’s (and that’s an understatement!) Mike and Lee have been along for the ride ever since, navigating through challenges, the many failures and of course the triumphs. Early on they viewed themselves as direct competition and watched what...

Duration:01:25:49

Ep 107 Turn ON Your Body's Ability to Heal Itself ft. Dr Lisa Fortin

4/22/2020
After completing her undergraduate studies summa cum laude in Biotechnology at Ferris State University, Dr. Fortin spent a year working in neurosurgery research at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and became a published researcher. She developed a strong foundation regarding the most intricate processes of the human body at the cellular level and went on to earn her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Providing relief from pain and treatment for chronic...

Duration:00:53:53

Ep 106 Primal Living ft. Blake Bowman with Guerrillazen Fitness

4/15/2020
We are advancing leaps and bounds technologically and finding ways to do “more” with less time, but are we compromising our well-being? Have we lost a sense of what nourishes our body and mind and truly makes us feel good? What do we really need to live well, be healthy and enjoy quality of life? It's time to take a step back, unplug and ask how we can maximize our health and quality of living without having to spend a fortune or sacrifice what we enjoy. A newly adopted lifestyle that...

Duration:00:57:29

Ep 105 Finding Peace in a Crisis ft. Joe Walser

4/8/2020
No matter where we turn or which way we look, it seems chaos is right there looking straight as us. But hope is here and peace can be found in the midst of it all. We are in a peculiar time right now and we all are in desperate need of community, confidence and a cure. Finding and knowing peace in a middle of a crisis is just one personal decision away. As we try to adjust to new and stronger restrictions due to the growing pandemic it's extremely important that we internalize what's...

Duration:00:52:43

Ep 104 Living in the Middle East as a Christian ft. Matt Walter

4/1/2020
Matt Walter has lived a truly incredible life and he’s not done yet... Over the past 30+ years he has served our country in the Marine Corps, raised 7 children with his amazing bride, become fluent in Arabic and lived in Jordan teaching Arabic to Christians to better connect with Muslims. There’s really nothing more awe inspiring than hearing how the love of Jesus can affect and change the heart and mind of someone from the Muslim community. Our guest today Matt Walter had such an...

Duration:01:00:37

BONUS A Few Encouraging Words...

3/28/2020
In times like these, we need increased communication, empathy, kindness and hope! We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God's image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. Thank you so much for listening to the SBD podcast show, we feel truly honored to have amazing listeners like you! Subscribe to iTunes, Love the podcast? Leave a review on iTunes! What do you want to hear from the Critical Bench Podcast? Tell us here! Resources: The 7 Worst Testosterone Killers Why...

Duration:00:29:37

Ep 103 FASTer Way to Fat Loss ft. Amanda Tress

3/25/2020
You’ve probably followed every diet guru's advice, spent hours on the treadmill, and restricted calories to obscene levels. Maybe you’ve seen some success, but it’s most likely left you feeling depleted, overwhelmed, and out of control. As a Certified Nutrition Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coach, and Personal Trainer, Amanda Tress spent years in the gym working with people who were doing all the right things—without seeing results. Frustrated, she began experimenting with cutting-edge...

Duration:00:53:10

Ep 102 Level Up ft. Vince Del Monte

3/18/2020
“Be comfortable being uncomfortable.” -Peter McWilliams This quote encapsulates the conversation between Founder of Critical Bench and SBD host Mike Westerdal and his long-time mentor and close friend Vince Del Monte. Vince is a World-Renowned On-line Business Coach, Best-Selling Author and WBFF Pro Fitness Model & Competitor. He is also the Founder of The 7-Figure Mastermind and 6-Figure Coach Program designed to catapult hardworking entrepreneurs to NEW LEVELS of success in their...

Duration:01:05:41

BONUS Coronavirus [COVID-19] How Bad Is It?

3/14/2020
It's all anyone is talking about right now... The Coronavirus has taken over as the only thing on our mind and the talk of the town. It's officially a pandemic that's altering the course of modern history. So Team Critical Bench sat down to speak openly, honestly and candidly about this very serious issue... To better understand WHY things are unfolding the way that they are. Listen as hosts Tonya Fines, Brian Klepacki and Chris Wilson have an unscripted conversation about COVID-19 and...

Duration:00:26:51