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

6/10/2019
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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...

Duration:01:40:32

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

5/28/2019
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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 |...

Duration:01:06:06

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

5/13/2019
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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...

Duration:00:43:49

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

4/30/2019
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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 | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom...

Duration:01:01:54

Episode 62: Myree Bowden - The Underground Dunk King

4/8/2019
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Meet slam dunk specialist and new Team Bodybuilding.com 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 | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom...

Duration:01:06:30

Episode 61: Nick's Quest to Get a Grip

3/15/2019
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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 | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | https://www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest |...

Duration:00:29:36

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

2/14/2019
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"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...

Duration:01:12:36

Episode 59: Michael McGurk on the Future of Army Fitness

1/22/2019
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The United States Army is about to undertake a dramatic and unprecedented overhaul to the way it tests, and promotes, military fitness. The man who headed the research into the new standards talks with us about how and why, as well as the future of Army nutrition and how the Army plans to circulate 80,000 kettlebells to bases around the globe. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook |...

Duration:01:00:27

All Access Challenge Series Kick Off 2019

1/4/2019
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So, you want to be a thousandaire? More importantly, you want to Get Fit and that amps us up more than burpees on leg day. Register today to participate and a chance to win our 2019 Challenge. Become a leaner, stronger you in just 12 weeks! https://www.bodybuilding.com/challengeseries Complete registration and get an Exclusive 20% Off Coupon for JYM Supplement Brands. Every week during the Challenge, we will be giving away hundreds of prizes for completing our Weekly and Mini-Challenges....

Duration:00:03:34

Episode 58: Metal Guitarist Nita Strauss on the Highway to Health

12/10/2018
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Nita Strauss was wielding her ax in the service of Alice Cooper and building a reputation as one of the best metal guitarists in the world. She was successful, but far from happy. Then she changed course, quit drinking, and became a fitness diehard. Strauss shares her story, her on-the-road workout tips, and her favorite wisdom for better living from the ancient Stoic philosophers. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom...

Duration:00:47:12

Episode 57: Fergus Crawley on Squatting 132 pounds, 7,600 times, in 24 Hours

11/26/2018
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After Scottish powerlifter Fergus Crawley survived a suicide attempt in 2016, he turned his life around with the help of an unlikely ally–a French Bulldog puppy. Then, he set his sights on one of the most grueling strength records out there: the most weight squatted in 24 hours. We did deep into his incredible story, and geek out on all the training deets. Highlights: - How he went from a normal student and lifter to depressed and suicidal - "It got to the stage where I think five days...

Duration:01:17:35

Episode 56: Rob Smith - The Life of an Everyday Beast

11/12/2018
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WBFF pro muscle model Rob Smith, the host of Bodybuilding.com’s Everyday Beast video series, shares his philosophy on food, lifting, and beasting through life. Highlights: - Why workout "pairings" with food are so important to him - "Cheating" versus "I deserve it" meals—there's a big difference - How he avoids diet burnout as a competitive bodybuilder who also loves food - Where he learned to cook, and how he refined his skills - The problems of hunger and "food mis-education" in the United...

Duration:00:38:53

Episode 55: Bajheera on Games and Gains

10/30/2018
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Jackson Bliton, better known as Bajheera, has built a unique dual following online. He's a pro bodybuilder, but also a pro gamer, and streams both to tens of thousands daily. He shares his story, his nutritional approach, and takes live questions from his Twitch followers. Highlights: - His additional alter egos Bulkjheera and Leanjheera - His dual love of gaming and activity, going back to early childhood - Dragon Ball Z as a fitness inspiration - 200 push-ups a day at age 11! - How he saw...

Duration:01:06:03

Episode 54: Meg Squats Steps Up to the Platform

10/15/2018
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On the verge of her fourth go-round in the USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals, Meg Squats talks with us about her prep, how she used her program Uplifted to great effect in the offseason, and what she'd tell herself if she had it all to do over again. Highlights: * What rep-range makes her cringe the most * Why she keeps coming back to the USAPL raw nationals, and how she structures her year around it * The appeal of a (temporary) boring lifestyle * "I feel pretty secure that if Meg Squats...

Duration:00:43:23

Episode 53: Darryn Willoughby - Lessons from 30 Years in the Lab and on the Stage

10/1/2018
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Look him up, and you'll see a researcher has been involved in many foundational studies in strength and supplement research. But this Ph.D. is also a bodybuilder with 3 decades of competition under his belt. A few weeks out from competing at age 54, he shares wisdom about training, eating, and supplementing for long-term health and success. Highlights: - Why he's still competing in bodybuilding shows at age 54. - The secret to success: go to the gym 4-5 times a week for 30 years. - "It's not...

Duration:00:41:45

Episode 52: Baby Oil and Burgers with Lawrence Ballenger

9/18/2018
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When classic physique competitor, fitness model, and Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Lawrence Ballenger started oiling up his muscles 2 minutes into the conversation, we should have known what we were in for. He discusses his insane diet and protein intake, plus how to stay in ketosis on 500g of carbs a day. Then, he and Heather throw down on a burger eating competition. Highlights: - His experience in the Brute Strength Showdown, competing against elite CrossFit, powerlifting, and Olympic...

Duration:00:40:00

Episode 51: Pauline Nordin - Lessons from 20 Years of Hard Training

9/4/2018
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The iconic fitness model and creator of The Fighter Diet reflects on her two-decade anniversary of moving heavy iron. She goes deep into her history, her recent struggles with injury, how she uses pot for recovery, and far more. Highlights: - Her first time going to the weight room, and the day she decided to become a bodybuilder (they're the same day) - Her long journey to find the right way to eat - How bodybuilding broke her heart - "So, I decided I wanted to be like a Jack LaLanne, but...

Duration:01:24:25

Episode 50: The Foundations of Fitness Nutrition

8/20/2018
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Registered dieticians Douglas Kalman, Ph.D., and Susan Hewlings, Ph.D., pull up to the table to discuss what they ate for breakfast, how the rest of us should navigate the perils of mealtime, and their new course on Bodybuilding.com All Access: Bodybuilding.com's Foundations of Fitness Nutrition. Highlights: - What our nutritionist guests ate for breakfast - The appeal of nutrition as a field of study: studying disorders, and studying diseases - Doug's "what not to do" stories of making...

Duration:00:53:15

Episode 49: Abel Albonetti on How He Earned (and Keeps) Those Abs

8/6/2018
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Fitness model Abel Albonetti stops by to share his fitness story and give some insight into training a certain muscle group he gets asked about constantly. He tells Nick and Heather about growing up home-schooled, transitioning from fashion model to fitness model, and his adventures with new-fangled fitness technology like the NeuFit. If you're curious about carb-cycling, he gives his personal approach to that, too! Highlights: - The unique lengths he had to go to when he started training -...

Duration:01:00:42

Episode 48: Paige Hathaway on Fitness, Fish, Five-Week Challenges, and Flyover Country

7/23/2018
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Top fitness model and Instagram fit-star Paige Hathaway visits Bodybuilding.com headquarters in Boise to share her story. She talks with Nick and Heather about fitness challenges, pescatarian dieting, phone discipline, her fitness heroes, and plenty more. Highlights: - How growing up in small-town "flyover country" helped her find her way - Her first show, her heroes, and how she saw early potential in fitness social media - Why she still recommends fitness competitions, even though she...

Duration:00:42:42