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Episode 79 - From Broken to Ripped: How Bands Rebuilt This Former Bodybuilder into a Self-Made Icon

James Grage always felt most comfortable in the gym, even if life wasn't always going his way. In his own words, "fitness was the only thing I had going on for me." But when this self-proclaimed gym rat suffered a devastating car accident that left both of his legs shattered, doctors told him it would be a struggle just to be able to take care of himself. Determined to prove he could do better, Grage regained his strength and range of motion and discovered a new way to rebuild his body and...


Episode 78 - Mahmoud Sebie on Wrestling, Reading, and Ramadan

Greco-Roman wrestler and Egyptian Olympic athlete Mahmoud Sebie is known for his unique physicality and his unwavering positive attitude. Learn how this Team athlete has conquered physical and mental obstacles from qualifying for the Olympics to maintaining his high-caliber training during Ramadan. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat |...


Episode 77 - Born to Teach: Joelle Cavagnaro Uses Evidence-based Science to Make Fitness Easy

Like many of us, health and fitness coach Joelle Cavagnaro was a typical high school athlete who could get away with eating junk food as a teenager but soon found those skills didn't transfer to the all-you-can-eat buffets in college. After her own journey of weight gain, weight loss, and battling orthorexia, Cavagnaro knows firsthand you don't realize how much you don't know until you start to learn more. Armed with an M.S. in exercise physiology, Cavagnaro approaches fitness with a focus...


Episode 76 - Saxon Panchik: ''Getting Pushed Past my Limits Set my Expectations Higher and Higher''

Few people literally fall into a sport, but Saxon Panchik did! A fall off a 75-foot cliff at the age of 12 is precisely what started this life-long athlete down the path of becoming the 19th fittest man in the world. Following in the footsteps of multiple competitive CrossFit athletes in his own immediate family, Panchik used CrossFit to overcome his injuries and become a breakout sensation in his rookie appearance at the Games. Preaching the gospel of functional training and forging their...


Episode 75 - Barbarically Beautiful: Miranda ''Danger'' Granger Talks MMA and Toddler Taekwondo

"There's something barbarically beautiful about staring into someone's soul before you rip it out of their body," says Team athlete and newly-inducted UFC fighter Miranda Granger. This undefeated 5-foot-7 blonde badass has been training with her coach since she was 4 years old and earned her Taekwondo black belt at age 12. Now a UFC fighter and one of the top-ranked female fighters pound for pound, Granger has learned to balance her fighter mindset with her Pacific Northwest...


Episode 74 - DocThor: ''I'm a Body Builder, not a Bodybuilder. I Want to Build my Body.''

Dr. Kaleb Redden (also known as DocThor for looking like a missing Hemsworth brother) is a doctor of osteopathic medicine based in Boise, Idaho, and the official doctor to Kaged Muscle, as well as being a Kaged Muscle athlete. A lifelong lifter who learned long ago that there is no substitute for strength and no excuse for lack of it, Redden is on a mission to communicate that health, exercise, and nutrition are inextricably linked. Learn his approach to extreme strength and endurance sports...


Episode 73 - Matt Vincent & Bonnie Schroeder: Lifting, Injury Rehab, and Athletic Adventuring

Owner of the lifestyle brand HVIII Brand Goods, Matt Vincent, and USAPL 57kg lifter Bonnie Schroeder, took the month of August to hit the road, living out of Matt’s car while hitting up the sights and famous gyms across the country. The two took a break to stop by for a quick lift and chat with the editors. Matt shares how his training has evolved from his days as a world champion in the Highland Games to lifting for health and longevity, particularly after undergoing...


Episode 72 - Hannah Eden: ''Fitness is Not About Winning, It's About Moving''

From extremely rebellious kid to extremely fit rebel, Hannah Eden has always approached fitness on her terms. With fiery red hair to match her smoldering intensity and burning desire to work hard, this badass fitness coach has a badass approach to fitness. From live performances in Times Square to biking 868 miles around the coast of Iceland, Eden proves that when you find your reason, anything is possible. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter |...


Episode 71 - Quads Like Robb: The Ritual of Routine

Wrestler and MMA fighter-turned-powerlifter Robb Philippus discusses squatting 905 naked-knee his first year, lifting over 2,200 pounds in competition, and why thinking can hurt you in the cage. Learn how this father of two channels his mindset, drawing as much inspiration from Freud as from Fight Club, and why committing to a task can enable anyone to hold their head high against any challenge and persevere. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter |...


Episode 70 - Kelsey Kiel: ''Never in a Million Years Would I Have Thought I Could Do This''

Two-time CrossFit Games athlete and former gymnast Kelsey Kiel explains how she gave up obsessing over the scale to embrace a performance-based physique. Kiel overcame her doubts about her abilities, her fear of gaining weight, and her expectations of what makes a CrossFitter great. Learn how she trains her brain for the Games, and why focusing on the little things has paid off in big ways.


Episode 69 - Logan Aldridge: The Fittest One-Armed Man on Earth

Losing an arm at the age of 13 couldn't stop extreme-sports junkie Logan Aldridge from chasing his competitive dreams. Embracing the mantra "it's just an arm," Aldridge has spent the last decade becoming an accomplished CrossFit athlete, a Guinness World Record holder, and co-owner and director of Wheel WOD, an organization that creates and tracks CrossFit WODs for athletes who use assist devices. With his personal-training knowledge and experience as an adaptive athlete, Aldridge is now a...


Ep. 68 - Strength is Never a Weakness: Sean Brady on Training, Testing Yourself & Philadelphia Grit

MMA fighter and Team athlete Sean Brady discusses his upcoming UFC debut. Learn how this Philly native and jiujitsu blackbelt uses weightlifting and training four times a day to get in fighting shape and why you can never be too strong when you're taking on the biggest names in the UFC. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat |...


Episode 67: Heavy Lifts & Cardi B - Anthony Fuhrman's Secrets to Becoming the World's Strongest Man

What started as an alternative to standard-issue military conditioning quickly grew into a life-changing career as Anthony "Flama Blanca" Fuhrman discovered his knack for lifting heavy and moving fast could catapult him to the top of his sport. Find out how this world-class Strongman and Titan Games competitor uses pop music and a larger-than-life persona to conquer the toughest lifts in competition. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter |...


Episode 66: Laura Phelps - ''If You Let Me Lift, I Will Break a World Record''

A true legend in powerlifting and a pioneer in women's strength, Laura Phelps discusses how training to improve her physique accidently led her to discover her true passion: powerlifting. Gymnastics and marathon running had made her flexible and focused, but it was an unwavering confidence in her own abilities and heartfelt promise to a promoter that led Phelps to shatter world records right from the start. Strength, determination, and an abandoned department store all played a role in...


Episode 65: Finance to Fitness–How Brian DeCosta Discovered Incremental Changes Yield Bigger Results

Brian DeCosta had the degree, the dream job, and the 401(k)—but was he happy? After a near-death experience brought his priorities into focus, DeCosta discovered a more fulfilling life pursuing fitness as a career. As a successful online coach and a self-made bodybuilder, DeCosta imparts upon his clients the same lessons he learned in finance—small actions compounded over time yield amazing results. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter |...


Episode 64: Scott Herman - Real World Fitness in The Era of Social Media

YouTube sensation and Real World alum Scott Herman knows there's no BS-ing on social media. After working his way up from maintenance to manager at his local gym and earning his personal training certification in the process, it didn't take long for this natural-born entrepreneur to see the value of YouTube when it was still in its infancy. Fast-forward a decade, and Herman has built an online fitness empire as one of YouTube's best-known authorities on exercise and fitness and a go-to guru...


Episode 63: Alyssa Ritchey - From the Farm to Weightlifting on the World Stage

Alyssa Ritchey started out as a hyperactive farm girl, then traveled through the gamut of sports including gymnastics, track and field, skateboarding, bikini, and CrossFit. Now she’s a record-setting weightlifter with the Olympic team in her sights. She shares her story and her blow-by-blow account of her most triumphant lifts! Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | Facebook |


Episode 62: Myree Bowden - The Underground Dunk King

Meet slam dunk specialist and new Team athlete Myree Bowden. In a wide-ranging interview, he tells his story of life on the court, walks through the process of performing a slam-dunk moment by moment, and shares the training that has allowed him to keep growing his vertical jump even as he gets older. Of course, he also shares his all-time top five favorite dunkers. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter |


Episode 61: Nick's Quest to Get a Grip

Is this the human race's most unlikely contender at a world championship strength event? Nick tells Heather how he happened into the sport of Armlifting and ended up representing the USA on the global stage. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat | Instagram | Pinterest |...


Episode 60: How to Eat for Strength Without Budging the Scale

"Weight gain" and "weight loss" tend to dominate fitness and nutrition conversations. But what if you want—or your sport demands—that the number on the scale doesn’t change all that much? Doug Kalman, PhD, RD, a researcher and dietician who has also competed in boxing, talks with Nick and gives him a no-BS lesson about how to eat for maximum strength gains and body re-composition. Listen up if you participate in a weight-classed sport, or just want to change your body without having to buy a...