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Sacramento, CA

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Mark Bell's PowerCast is a one-hour weekly show featuring humorous and informative interviews with top names in powerlifting, bodybuilding, strongman, athletic training and CrossFit. It is hosted by pro powerlifter, inventor and magazine publisher Mark Bell, along with co-hosts "Silent" Mike Farr and Jim McDonald. (Mark was featured in the 2008 Sundance documentary "Bigger Stronger Faster")The show is sponsored byBSN, makers of NO Explode,Bodybuilding.com,Caveman Coffee Co.Power MagazineandMark Bell's Sling Shotand is a production ofSuperTraining.TV.

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@STGymSac

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English


Episodes

IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Frank McGrath | #216

8/23/2017
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IFBB Pro Bodybuilder Frank McGrath joined us back in April for the last of our LA shows. Frank talks about his early successes in bodybuilding, how he dabbled in powerlifting, and what it has taken for him to come back from injury, particularly a terrible car accident a few years ago. We also talk about learning to value yourself as a person, both off and on social media. You can find Frank on Instagram at @frank_megrath78 Mark Bell hosts with Jim McDonald and special guest co-host Chris...

Duration: 01:33:43


Mike Ryan - Full Frontal Dude-ity |#215

8/16/2017
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Way back in episode #5 of the podcast, we asked Chris Bell to tell us some crazy stories from “The Mecca” – Gold’s Gym in Venice, CA. This week’s guest is perhaps the person we should have been asking for those over-the-top stories all along. Mike Ryan was a long-time manager of Gold’s starting in the 90s. He saw all manner of craziness there…starting on this first day. This episode is also a big of a throwback to episode #100, because when Mike left Gold’s it was to work for Bill Phillips...

Duration: 01:33:28


Kevin Ogar - Laughing at Adversity, Then Whipping Its Ass | #214

8/9/2017
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When you hear the name “Kevin Ogar” a lot of you are probably thinking, “He’s the guy who got paralyzed doing CrossFit.” That’s not the whole picture, and it’s not even right story. If you’ve seen the video that so many people have seen, well, that doesn’t really tell the whole story either. In January of 2014, Kevin Ogar was injured in a freak accident while bailing on a snatch during the OC Throwdown. The event wasn’t even a CrossFit event, and the snatch that was not even close to his...

Duration: 01:24:29


Heath Evans – NFL Network Analyst & 10 Year NFL Vet | #213

8/2/2017
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Are you ready for some football…talk? Heath Evans played 10 years in the league (Seahawks, Patriots, Saints), and then transitioned seamlessly into an analyst role with the NFL Network. He shares stories from his playing days, and offers valuable insights into one of the greatest coaching minds of our time, Bill Belichick. Health is also a beast in the gym. You can’t help but get fired up listening to this guy. You can find Heath at @heathevans44 Mark Bell hosts with Jim McDonald. VISIT...

Duration: 01:34:53


Matt Wenning – Part 2 | Q & A – Are you Too Fat for Carbs? | #211

7/26/2017
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Part 2 with Matt Wenning, featuring your questions. What body fat percentage makes you too fat for carbs? What should you already have done if you’re pursuing a special forces career? Does conjugate training work for raw lifters? All these and more. You can find Matt at @realmattwenning and https://www.wenningstrength.com/ Mark Bell hosts with Jim McDonald VISIT OUR SPONSORS: Apeman Strong, Bodybuilding.com, CompexUSA – Code: powercast, Reebok.com, Visit the Sling Shot website – Use code...

Duration: 01:20:38


Matt Wenning – Part 1 | Plus Westside Doc Update | #211

7/19/2017
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Matt Wenning again joins us in studio while his summer motorcycle tour of the nation. Matt is a strength coach, multiple world record holder, government contractor, a gym owner, and speaker. We talk about the heyday of Westside, geared versus raw lifting, and things you’re probably doing wrong but don’t know better. Part 2 will drop next week and feature audience questions. You can find Matt at @realmattwenning and https://www.wenningstrength.com/ After Part 1, Jim speaks with director...

Duration: 01:27:19


Inside Nutrition (and Conor McGregor's Camp!) with George Lockhart | Mayweather vs McGregor | #210

7/12/2017
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The Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Boxing match is set for Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. If you saw any of the press conference this week, you know this thing is going to be a monster. This episode features our conversation with George Lockhart, the cream of the crop in nutritional consultants for the cream of the crop in the UFC. Right now, he’s working with Conor McGregor (actually planning AND cooking all his meals for him personally) as he steps away from the UFC long enough...

Duration: 01:55:15


BONUS -- A Steady Diet of Meat & Water -- Plus Donnie Thompson Throwback

7/9/2017
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In this bonus episode recorded this week, Mark talks about the first Keto style diet he was ever given. He was a teenager, and the coach who gave it to him only let him have meat and water at first. This coach (Ron Fedkiw), is a brilliant mathematician, is now Stanford professor, and has an Oscar for special effects technology. Back in the day, his bench press stats were beyond impressive. We talk about why some diet strategies seem to work better at certain times and for certain people....

Duration: 01:13:46


Gunnar Peterson & Ben Bruno | #208

7/5/2017
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Recorded on location in Los Angeles. We had the opportunity to sit down with a couple of successful trainers whose athlete and celebrity client lists are beyond impressive. Gunnar Peterson, who has been a humble giant this field for decades, graciously invited us into his gym and his home for this conversation. Joining us was Ben Bruno, a newer rising star in the training game. We got them to share their backgrounds, and compare their sometimes contrasting styles of working with clients....

Duration: 01:25:54


Forsaken Warrior – Powerlifter Steve Johnson & IFBB Physique Pro Lauren Quinn | #207

6/28/2017
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Steve Johnson – whom a lot of people know as Forsaken Warrior – joined us a couple months ago along with Lauren Quinn. Steve is a powerlifter with an 804 squat, 501 bench, and 843 deadlift, and Lauren just won her IFBB Women’s Physique pro card. Steve shares some of his personal ups and downs, including being homeless and living out of his car for a year and a half. Lauren talks about growing up in an athletic family, and both they share how they came together as a couple. You can find...

Duration: 01:24:33


BONUS - Should You Ditch Your Day Job? - Real Talk from a Couple Guys Who Did | Matt Vincent & Jacob Ross

6/24/2017
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What should you be thinking about if you want to strike out on your own and follow your passion? Our guest for #206, Jacob Ross, and our buddy Matt Vincent, met for the first time a couple months ago. Someone had the great idea of capturing their first conversation on video. They talked about this very subject. Jacob was just a year into working for himself training athletes. Matt was just a couple weeks past having his job eliminated and deciding to make HVIII brand goods, which had been...

Duration: 00:30:04


BONUS Father’s Day Episode with Mark’s Dad | #205

6/16/2017
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(+Updated Audio File) Mark’s dad, Mike Bell, joins us for this special episode. We talk about his career progression from a corporate job to his own successful business, what it was like raising Mark and his brothers, and what the phrase “I’d rather be dead than average” (from his son Maddog in Bigger Stronger Faster*) really means to him. Chris Bell joins us on the phone from LA for a segment of this episode. You can find Mike on Instagram at @mike_bell_inc and Chris Bell...

Duration: 01:43:07


Ben, Alec, & Dane Smith | #204

6/14/2017
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VISIT OUR SPONSORS Apeman Strong Bodybuilding.com CompexUSA – Code: powercast Visit the Sling Shot website Subscribe to Power Magazine MVMT Watches. Go to mvmt.com/powercast for 15% off plus free shipping __________________ EPISODE NOTES: We welcome 2015 CrossFit Games winner Ben Smith back to the show. This time we’ve added his similarly athletic brothers Alec and Dane to the mix. Ben is gearing up for his 9th trip to the games, but this year is a little different. His brother...

Duration: 01:00:48


C.T. Fletcher Returns | #203

6/7/2017
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VISIT OUR SPONSORS Apeman Strong Bodybuilding.com CompexUSA – Code: powercast Rapid Reboot: rapidreboot.com/powercast Visit the Sling Shot website Subscribe to Power Magazine MVMTWatches. Go to mvmt.com/powercast for 15% off plus free shipping ___________ Episode Notes We trekked down to C.T. Fletcher’s Iron Addict Gym in April to catch up with the man himself. C.T. talks about the many changes the past few years have brought, the novelty of seeing his life displayed in the...

Duration: 00:55:03


Kelly Starrett & Matt Vincent | #202

5/31/2017
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VISIT OUR SPONSORS Apeman Strong Bodybuilding.com CompexUSA – Code: powercast Rapid Reboot: http://rapidreboot.com/powercast -- 10% discount Visit the Sling Shot website Subscribe to Power Magazine MVMTWatches. Go to mvmt.com/powercast for 15% off plus free shipping ________________ Our good friends bestselling author and mobility guru, Kelly Starrett, and Highland Games champ, Matt Vincent join us for a fun and insightful conversation. We cover a broad variety of issues, but we...

Duration: 02:20:33


Stone Cold Steve Austin Returns! | #201

5/24/2017
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VISIT OUR SPONSORS Apeman Strong Bodybuilding.com CompexUSA – Code: powercast Rapid Reboot: rapidreboot.com/powercast for 10% off your entire order. MVMTWatches. Go to mvmtwatches.com/powercast for 15% off plus free shipping Visit the Sling Shot website Subscribe to Power Magazine ___________ WWE legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin returns to the show while we’re on location in Los Angeles. You didn’t know Steve had been on the show before? Hell, he was on episode #11! This was his...

Duration: 01:24:37


Jason Khalipa - Winning with an AMRAP Mentality | #200

5/17/2017
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VISIT OUR SPONSORS Apeman Strong Bodybuilding.com CompexUSA – Code: powercast Rapid Reboot rapidreboot.com/powercast use the link or the code powercast for 10% off Visit the Sling Shot website Subscribe to Power Magazine MVMTWatches. Go to mvmtwatches.com/powercast for 15% off plus free shipping ------------ One of our most popular guests, and our most favorite dudes, joins us for our 200th episode! Jason talks about moving on from competitive CrossFit (and moving into Jiu...

Duration: 01:37:35


Kyle Kingsbury | #199

5/10/2017
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Over the years we’ve had a handful of guests who had also appeared on the Joe Rogan’s podcast. Our guest, former UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury, is one of those crossover guests. He’s also been on a number of the health and fitness podcasts in our segment, and since he’s basically been in our own backyard and training with Jesse Burdick at CSA in Dublin, CA. It’s kind of as surprise that we hadn’t had him on before. Kyle’s intensely interested in performance optimization, through diet and...

Duration: 01:36:31


Chyna Cho & Freddie Camacho - Power Couple | #198

5/3/2017
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In the three and a half years we’ve been doing this show, we’ve noticed that when people really find their best “fit” they start to excel. Powerlifters, weightlifters, CrossFitters, even and maybe especially entrepreneurs. After being involved in plenty of other sports and activities, our guests this week, Chyna Cho and Freddy Camacho, both found their “fit” when they tried CrossFit for the first time. They’ve both made multiple trips to the games, and in this year’s CrossFit Open, Chyna...

Duration: 01:19:55


Jenn Thompson Probably Benches More Than You | #197

4/26/2017
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VISIT OUR SPONSORS Apeman Strong Bodybuilding.com CompexUSA – Code: powercast Visit the Sling Shot website Subscribe to Power Magazine MVMTWatches. Go to mvmtwatches.com/powercast for 15% off plus free shipping ____ Episode Notes Jen Thompson is a USAPL lifter who has benched 325 lbs. in exhibition, and over 300 lbs in completion at in the 132 and 148 lbs. weight classes. While the bench is her most notable lift, she competes in all three lifts. She’s also a teacher and a mom who...

Duration: 01:25:03

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