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Barbell Shrugged is the leading CrossFit based podcast and web show online! Every Wednesday the Barbell Shrugged crew sits around and talks CrossFit, Strength, Conditioning, Weightlifting, potty humor.... you name it.

Barbell Shrugged is the leading CrossFit based podcast and web show online! Every Wednesday the Barbell Shrugged crew sits around and talks CrossFit, Strength, Conditioning, Weightlifting, potty humor.... you name it.
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Barbell Shrugged is the leading CrossFit based podcast and web show online! Every Wednesday the Barbell Shrugged crew sits around and talks CrossFit, Strength, Conditioning, Weightlifting, potty humor.... you name it.




Gregory O’Gallagher - The Guy Who Made Intermittent Fasting Cool — Real Chalk #93

Greg is one of the first people I ever remember using Facebook ads to sell a lifestyle diet. I remember seeing them and thinking his style was a little ostentatious, but also thinking that he was kind of a genius. Hell, he was just doing something he believed in and he decided to market the hell out of himself. And you know what?? He’s KILLING IT. There’s a lot of negative press about him here and there, but you know what they say... “If you don’t have haters, you’re probably not that...


Let’s Talk Scaling - Business of Fitness #73

You may recognize both voices on today’s show, as M.D.V (Matt DellaValle) is a seasoned guest and co-host of the Business of Fitness Podcast. MDV is the Chief Fitness Officer at NCFIT, managing all fitness, coaching, and programming operations worldwide for the company. Over the past decade, MDV's journey has taken him a few different directions—coaching at some of the best gyms in the biz (CFNE, Reebok CrossFit ONE, CrossFit ONE Nation & NCFIT), leading seminars as part of CrossFit HQ...


Hunter Elam - National Champion - The Barbell Life

Hunter Elam is a fixture of our onsite Mash Mafia team. She has matured so much in her time at Mash Elite. And recently she has made incredible progress. I predict amazing things are in store for her. So what made the difference? How did she gain by leaps and bounds over the last few months? That’s what we talk about today on this podcast. We get into recent changes in her program, diagnosing weaknesses, being a queen of the mundane… and huge predictions for the upcoming AO3. In this...


Sprinting Into the Fire: The Story of Savage Barbell w/ CEO and Founder Dave Gallagher, and hosts Anders Varner, Doug Larson and John Swanson - Barbell Shrugged — Barbell Shrugged #416

Dave Gallagher is the owner of Savage Barbell. Savage Barbell is not his full time job. Dave is a full time fire fighter in Southern California and runs Savage on his days off from the fire station. He started Savage Barbell after a very poor customer service experience at the CrossFit Games in 2014. He thought, “these people have such a great community and this is how they treat us?” He started Savage with a college buddy, who runs a web design marking company in Huntington Beach,...


Marcus Filly - Background, Business, Goals, Motivation - Real Chalk #92

Everyone knows Marcus as the “Functional Bodybuilding” guy, but what else do you really know about him!? I really wanted this podcast to get into some of the deeper stuff in Marcus’s life. I also wanted to chat about some of his business strategies, how he built his business, and any future goals he may have. Like Lance Armstrong’s famous book “it’s not about the bike”... This podcast his not about functional bodybuilding. It’s about Marcus and his path to success. Guaranteed to be an all...


BUBS Naturals, Protein with a Purpose - Business of Fitness #72

Sean Lake is a co-founder of Bubs Naturals and lifelong friend to the great, late Glen “BUB” Doherty, and the BUBs Naturals front line in forging Glen’s legacy. Merging his career experience as a professional athlete, director of global marketing, and entrepreneur, Sean has personally curated the product, communal spirit, and charitable mission that defines the BUBS Naturals brand. TJ Terrara is a co-founder and fellow adrenaline and fitness maniac. TJ and Sean connected while competing...


Strategies for Cutting Weight, Prison, and How to be a Great Powerlifter w/ Jason Coker- The Barbell Life

Not many people have benched over 900 pounds. And not many people have been my good friend for over 20 years. Jason Coker’s done both, so he’s a pretty amazing guy. He’s the go-to expert on cutting weight – and as a longtime lifter at Westside Barbell, Jason knows better than anyone what Westside is really like. This podcast has a lot of knowledge in it and a lot of perspective… and it’s also got a lot of great stories. In this episode: Getting a job with me after prison and other...


How getting hurt can improve your career w/ Nicole Torres- Active Life Radio #9

Imagine this… You are working out like you always do, you reach down to deadlift the barbell one more time and, bang, your back goes out. You have pain like you have never experienced before. You crawl to your phone and call your spouse and friends to come help you because the pain is so bad. What goes through your mind? . That’s exactly what happened to Nicole’s Active Life 1 on 1 client, Robert. Robert is a CrossFit Affiliate owner in Lakeland Florida. He owns Lift Lakeland, and it is in...


t’s Deeper Than Training Partners and How to Feed Lauren Fischer and Rasmus Wisbech Anderson for the CrossFit Games w/ Anders Varner, and Doug Larson — Barbell Shrugged #415

Jenn Ryan is a 13 year CrossFit athlete that has qualified for the CrossFit Games 5 times in the last 3 years. She is a NASN Liscened Sports Nutritionist, providing nutrition coaching to top CrossFit Games athletes including Lauren Fischer, Rasmus Wisbech, is the lead nutritionist for CrossFit Invictus, and owns her own nutrition consulting company. In this episode, the Shrugged discusses Jenn Ryan and Anders’ relationship over the last decade, how it has transformed, growing into a...


Luke Parker - Bachelorette Star Shares His Passion For Fitness — Real Chalk #91

Although this mans first claim to fame came from the hit TV show the “bachelorette” he actually has his sights set on competing in CrossFit and eventually owning his own business in the fitness industry. After meeting him, working out together, and talking — there’s no doubt that he’s got some passion. This episode touches on a little of everything in Lukes life. While the TV show may have made him look like a villain, on my show, I just want to know what makes him tick and see if there’s...


Know Your Consumer by Being Your Consumer with Matt Mullenax, Founder & CEO of Huron - Business of Fitness #71

Matt Mullenax started Huron under the premise that the world didn’t need another $40 body wash, and guys everywhere need access to great products at an approachable price. A native Ohioan, Matt hopes to fill an audience void: the fact that consumers in non-coastal markets aren’t often shown the same variety of high-quality products as their coastal peers. Huron was built to offer A+ personal care for guys everywhere. Matt has worked on both the finance and brand side of the consumer industry...


The Doctor of Deadlifts w/ Dr. Stefi Cohen - The Barbell Life

Dr. Stefi Cohen has an extensive list of achievements in the athletic field but she is also very well accomplished in the academic field. Not only is Stefi a multiple world record holding powerlifter, she is also an exercise physiologist and doctor of physical therapy. In Olympic Weightlifting Stefi was the Florida senior state gold medalist (2015). Illinois senior state gold medalist and record holder (2015). In Powerlifting Stefi is the current all-time world record holder in squat,...


Keeping a Pro Rugby Player on the field without an ACL, with Dr. Ryan Summers- Active Life Radio #8

What do you do if you are a professional athlete and you have a potentially career ending injury to your knee that you do not want to get surgery for? You work with Active Life of course. . In today’s episode Dr. Ryan and I discuss one of Ryan’s clients, Max, who is a professional Rugby 7 player living in Hong Kong. Max tore his ACL for the second time and has elected to try and give his career a go without repairing the ACL. . You might be asking yourself, “how is a guy going to play...


Crushing addiction, stereotypes, and watermelons with GRRRL founder Kortney Olson — Muscle Maven Radio Episode #30

This week, Ashleigh speaks with the owner of “the world’s deadliest thighs,” Kortney Olson. You may have seen her viral videos, crushing watermelons between her legs and other awesome feats of strength, but there’s more to Kortney than big muscles and a personality to match. Having struggled through disordered eating and addiction, it’s been a long road to acceptance and perseverance for the woman who can now call herself an armwrestling champion, international bodybuilding competitor,...


How The Fast Get Faster and the Strong Get Stronger w/ Coach Kav, Travis Mash, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson- Barbell Shrugged

Coach Kavanaugh’s unique approach to training builds on his experience as both an elite athlete and an athlete who has endured a life-changing injury. His programs build strength, flexibility, speed, and teach proper bio-mechanics to increase performance and decrease chance of injury. After becoming a certified speed coach, he tested, trained and evaluated over 50,000 athletes, including stand-outs such as Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, Kansas City Royals first round pick Eric Hosmer, and...


Alex Turner - Training, Nutrition, and the Influencer Lifestyle — Real Chalk #90

I originally met Alex a few years while he was sponsored by a huge supplement brand called “SHREDZ.” The company sponsored several athletes at the time and in just a short period of time and built them into super stars. It was at that time I started to ask a lot of questions and see what exactly all these people were doing that was giving them the kind of income that had people driving around in Lamborghinis and such. It was a crazy time and I’m fortunate to have known a few of the pioneers...


The Ready State and Moving Better with Dr. Kelly Starrett - Business of Fitness #70

Kelly Starrett, DPT is a coach, physical therapist, author, and speaker. Along with his wife Juliet, Kelly is co-founder of The Ready State. The Ready State began as Mobility|WOD in 2008, and has gone on to revolutionize the field of performance therapy and self-care. Kelly received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California. Kelly’s clients include professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. He also works with Olympic...


The Gift of Injury w/ Brian Carroll and Dr. Stuart McGill - The Barbell Life

In the highly competitive world of strength athletics, a back injury is seen by many as the ultimate career-ender. In truth, if handled properly, it is far from a death sentence. Follow the journey of international powerlifting champion Brian Carroll, who can attest to this first hand. This remarkable athlete went from 1100 lb squats and 800 lb deadlifts to unending pain and disability after a massive spinal compression injury. After a fortuitous meeting with leading back expert Professor...


Pain Can Strip You Of Your Identity, But It Doesn’t Have To w/ Brittany Stevens and Larry Gaier - Active Life Radio #7

Larry Gaier is an Active Life 1 on 1 coach who you have heard from before (in episode 3). Brittany is the reason why we do what we do at Active Life. In this episode you are going to laugh, you are going to learn, and you might even cry. Brittany came to us 2+ years ago and we failed her, we didn’t get her to buy so we couldn’t help. When Brittany came back a year later, she needed surgery and was unfortunately outside of our scope. The third time was the charm, six months after her SECOND...


You Are More Than Your Diet: A Conversation with Mike Mutzel — Muscle Maven Radio Episode #29

“Metabolic Mike” Mutzel is a leader in the fields of ketogenic eating and fasting, but there’s more to his story (and yours) than food. Ashleigh and Mike dive deep into the importance of mindset and mindfulness around eating, and how the way you think about your food literally effects your metabolic response to that food. Mike talks about how health and fitness saved him from a troubled childhood; he discusses some of the recent research around the benefits of fasting, nutrient timing,...