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Charlie Engle on Lessons Learned Beating Addiction, Running the Sahara, Going to Prison, and More

10/19/2018
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Charlie Engle has had a lot of ups and downs in his life: - He ran 300 miles straight, without a break. - He ran across the Sahara desert. - He almost died from a cocaine binge. - He was a producer of a top-rated T.V. show. - He served 16 months in federal prison for a crime he didn’t commit. And as you can imagine, he also has a lot of hard-won lessons and wisdom to share that we can all benefit from, which is what this interview is all about. If nothing else, maybe by the end you’ll...

Duration:01:26:03

Motivation Monday: The Number-One Reason to Read (Is Not What You Think)

10/15/2018
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This episode is part of a weekly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.” (Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…) Seriously though, the idea here is simple: Every Monday morning, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I hope gets you fired up to tackle the workouts, work, and everything else that you have planned for the week ahead. As we all know, it’s one thing to know what you want to do, but it’s something else altogether to actually make...

Duration:00:22:19

How Geoff Lost 79 Pounds & 25% Body Fat on my Bigger Leaner Stronger Program

10/12/2018
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In this episode I interview Geoff, who’s 34 years old and used my Bigger Leaner Stronger program to completely transform his physique. In this interview we talk about how he found his way to me and my work, including what he had tried previously, how things changed after he started implementing the advice in my books, articles, and podcasts. As with everything, nothing ever goes exactly as planned, and learning to adjust and adapt to conditions is an important part of the fitness game,...

Duration:00:38:30

How to Use Rest-Pause Training to Gain Muscle Faster

10/10/2018
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You’ve been training hard and eating right, and you’ve been making gains. Your stomach is tighter. You’re stronger than ever before. Your friends are starting to make meathead jokes. But progress has slowed. It’s getting harder and harder to add weight to the bar and your body isn’t changing like it once was. What to do? Well, if you turn to the magazines, you’ll probably conclude that you just have to eat more. “Eat big to get big” right? Sorta kinda maybe… Yes, a caloric surplus is...

Duration:00:31:52

Book Club: My Top 5 Takeaways from Principles by Ray Dalio

10/8/2018
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It’s rare for a billionaire legend to take his time to carefully outline his own personal “operating system” for achieving success and fulfillment in work and life, and that’s exactly what Ray Dalio has done with Principles. Inside, you’ll find many of his ideas and procedures for many aspects of his professional and personal life, ranging from his definition of meaningful work to his recipe for turning pain into pleasure, his prerequisites for deep relationships, his “fierce intolerance”...

Duration:00:17:27

6 Things You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Steroids

9/28/2018
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Some people say steroids are safe and awesome. Others say they cause permanent damage to your body and can even be deadly. Many drug users swear they’re not addicted and can quit at any point. Others admit that life is just better on steroids and don’t plan on giving them up. Many recreational bodybuilders often claim that steroids don’t make as big of a difference as everyone thinks. A quick look at professional fitness competitors suggests otherwise. My point is there’s a lot of mystery...

Duration:00:33:08

The Easy Way to Find and Fix Muscle Imbalances

9/26/2018
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Let’s face it. One of the biggest reasons to toil away in the gym is to look good. Really good. Most of us guys want a big, broad upper body, bulging biceps, washboard abs, and a thick, strong lower half. Gals usually want lean legs, a curvy butt, and a toned upper body and abs. If you listen to the right people, you’ll discover that getting there isn’t all that hard, really. Get your calories and macros right, follow a well-designed workout program, take the right supplements (or not),...

Duration:00:31:16

Motivation Monday: What's More Important than Necessity?

9/24/2018
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This episode is part of a weekly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.” (Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…) Seriously though, the idea here is simple: Every Monday morning, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I hope gets you fired up to tackle the workouts, work, and everything else that you have planned for the week ahead. As we all know, it’s one thing to know what you want to do, but it’s something else altogether to actually make...

Duration:00:17:38

How to Change Your Body Weight Set Point

9/19/2018
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There’s no denying the fact that people’s body weight tends to remain settled in certain ranges over long periods of time. There’s also no denying that “dieting” simply doesn’t work for most people. Sure, they can lose weight, but many regain it all once they stop the diet. And to add a cherry of hopelessness on top, we’re also often told that exercise kind of sucks for weight loss too. What are we to do, then? Accept whatever body weight nature and our environment has given us? Is there...

Duration:00:31:07

Motivation Monday: How to Use “Environment Design” to Accomplish Your Goals Easier and Faster

9/17/2018
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This episode is part of a weekly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.” (Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…) Seriously though, the idea here is simple: Every Monday morning, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I hope gets you fired up to tackle the workouts, work, and everything else that you have planned for the week ahead. As we all know, it’s one thing to know what you want to do, but it’s something else altogether to actually make...

Duration:00:26:50

Mark Rippetoe on the Right (and Wrong) Ways to Bench and Overhead Press

8/31/2018
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In this episode, I speak with the grandfather of barbell training, Mark Rippetoe, who has given us many a great things, including books that everyone should read, Starting Strength and Practical Programming. I’m a fan of Mark and his work, of course, because nobody has done more to promote, teach, and defend barbell training than Rip, and also because of his peppery personality, which always makes for a fun conversation. This time around, we talk about pressing, specifically the bench and...

Duration:01:06:25

Motivation Monday: Beware the “Self-Made” Myth

8/27/2018
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This episode is part of a weekly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.” (Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…) Seriously though, the idea here is simple: Every Monday morning, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I hope gets you fired up to tackle the workouts, work, and everything else that you have planned for the week ahead. As we all know, it’s one thing to know what you want to do, but it’s something else altogether to actually make...

Duration:00:15:12

Rep Ranges, Life and Business Lessons, Supplements and Publishing, and More...

8/21/2018
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Rob Dionne over at Open Sky Fitness was kind enough to have me on his podcast to talk about various things that I thought you might find interesting, so I wanted to share the interview on my podcast as well. Rob and I go all over the place in the interview, from the best rep ranges for building muscle and training frequency, to key lessons I’ve learned growing multiple businesses while also raising a family, to the ins and outs of the supplement and publishing industries, to the most...

Duration:01:02:26

Motivation Monday: The Wrong Way and Right Way to Set Goals

8/20/2018
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This episode is part of a weekly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.” (Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…) Seriously though, the idea here is simple: Every Monday morning, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I hope gets you fired up to tackle the workouts, work, and everything else that you have planned for the week ahead. As we all know, it’s one thing to know what you want to do, but it’s something else altogether to actually make...

Duration:00:21:27

Strauss Zelnick on Becoming Ageless, Dauntless, and Limitless

8/17/2018
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Today’s guest is Strauss Zelnick, who’s known in the Fortune 500 circles as the “world’s fittest CEO.” At 61 years old, Strauss maintains a two-a-day workout schedule while running the media juggernaut Take-Two Interactive, which has given us blockbuster video game franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, and NBA 2K, as well as his private equity firm, Zelnick Media Capital, which has about $12 billion in assets. Oh and Strauss also has managed to do all of that while also...

Duration:00:37:22

The Best Way to Warm Up For Your Workouts

8/16/2018
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Like most everything related to health and fitness, there are quite a few opinions on warming up for your workouts. Some people say it’s vital. That skipping it not only impairs your workout performance but greatly increases the risk of injury. Others say it looks like a waste of time because it is. I mean, have you ever seen a lion “warm up” before it takes down a gazelle? Who’s right? Well, both are, to a degree. What many people do to warm up is rather pointless. You know, twenty...

Duration:00:12:40

The Complete Guide to the RPE Scale (and How to Use It)

8/15/2018
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One of the most important aspects of weightlifting is progression. This is the difference between exercise (moving your body to burn calories and improve health) and training (exercising according to a plan designed to produce specific long-term outcomes). This is the key to avoiding stagnation in muscle and strength gain, and to breaking through the many plateaus that will occur throughout your fitness journey. There are a number of ways to progress in your weightlifting workouts, but...

Duration:00:32:28

Motivation Monday: The Little Big Things About Building a Better You

8/13/2018
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This episode is part of a weekly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.” (Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…) Seriously though, the idea here is simple: Every Monday morning, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I hope gets you fired up to tackle the workouts, work, and everything else that you have planned for the week ahead. As we all know, it’s one thing to know what you want to do, but it’s something else altogether to actually make...

Duration:00:22:15

Ben Greenfield on How to Live a Longer, Healthier, and More Enjoyable Life

8/10/2018
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In this podcast I interview bestselling author and competitive triathlete Ben Greenfield, and we talk about how strength training, muscle building, exercise, and diet affect aging, longevity, and health. If you follow Ben and his work, you know that this is his primary hobbyhorse. He’s obsessed with figuring out innovative and cutting-edge ways to improve his body and mind, and in this show, he shares some of his most recent thoughts and strategies for optimizing his life. Here are some of...

Duration:00:56:16

Introducing The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation

8/1/2018
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Years ago, I was stuck in a rut in the gym, I was making minimum payments on tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt, and I had no idea where I should go in my life, let alone how to get there. Today, I’m a “super-fit” bestselling author with over one million books sold, and the owner and founder of several 7- and 8-figure businesses, including Muscle for Life, Legion Athletics, and Oculus Publishers (And more importantly, I also found a unicorn for a wife who has given me two...

Duration:00:11:01