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Episode 47: Talking 1,000-rep workouts with Tyler Holt

Trainer and Spokesmodel Search finalist Tyler Holt comes by to talk about 1,000-rep workouts, as well as the joys and challenges of "living the dream" of gym ownership in his mid-twenties. Highlights: - How he got obsessed with 1,000-rep workouts, and how he programs them - Why 1,000-rep abs isn't a thing: "most of the workouts, my abs afterward have been feeling it pretty much anyway." - How and why he became devoted to increasing intensity without increasing weight (yes,...


Episode 46: Full-Body Training Done Right with Charles Staley

Charles Staley calls himself "The oldest, skinniest guy you’ll ever see deadlifting 500 pounds." How does he do it? With intelligent full-body training that hits the sweet spot of intensity. After the release of his All Access program Full-Body Strong, Staley tells us all about the right way to approach weight selection, programming, exercise selection, and gives all kinds of that coachy goodness that makes the difference between "I worked out" and "I crushed it." Be sure...


Episode 45: Getting Uplifted through Lifting with Meg Squats

Join powerlifter, Spokesmodel Search winner, and YouTube fitness stalwart Meg Squats in this wide-ranging conversation. She shares her strong, strong story (it involves even more squatting than you might imagine) and gives crucial tips for thriving on her new program Uplifted. Plus, there's a lot of screaming and alarms going off toward the end of this episode, if you like that sort of thing. Highlights: - Her early videos: "Hey, here's the lift. That's all there is....


Episode 44: The World's Fittest Podcast Episode with Ross Edgely

UK-based athletic adventurer Ross Edgely talks with Nick and Heather just days before undertaking an unbelievable feat: swimming all the way around Great Britain at a very muscular 220-plus pounds. This is a true deep-dive into the limits of human training and performance, philosophy, and "strongman swimming," all of which come together in Edgely's new best-seller The World's Fittest Book. Highlights: - His day today: An impromptu 30km swim, aka, "an eating competition with a little bit of...


Episode 43: Deep-diving sports nutrition and cognition with Dr. Douglas Kalman

Registered dietician and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition Doug Kalman gives his perspective on a wide range of currently popular supplements for performance, and enhanced cognition. Plus, he answers the age-old question: Is brown rice really any better than white rice? Highlights: - On creatine: Are we really still having discussions about its safety and efficacy? Really? - The persistence of the "supplements are all snake oil" argument - "Nutritional shortfalls"...


Episode 42: Alpha M Tailored Aaron Marino

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Episode 40: Kym Nonstop on How to Build Your Body at Home

Kym "Nonstop" Perfetto, star of's new program Home Body, talks about her past in reality TV and her present as a fitness star and bike racer. General silliness, off-color humor, and kale-massage jokes abound. Highlights: - How living a fit, athletic life prepared her for the rigors of The Amazing Race. - The lessons she still carries from her time in Reality TV - How being a (temporary) fitness model compares to bike racing or globe-racing. Spoiler: It's just as hard, but...