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$250,000 Transformation Challenge - Presented By Optimum Nutrition

Become a leaner, stronger you in just 12 weeks! Sign up today at: Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube |

Duration: 00:05:36

Episode 34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell

Strength icon KC Mitchell, aka "That 1-Leg Monster," shares his incredible story of struggle and redemption in this wide-ranging discussion. He lost a leg and nearly lost his life to an IED in Afghanistan, then battled back to become a competitive powerlifter with help from legends like Ed Coan, Mark Bell, Rich Piana and many others. Now he may be eyeballing… bodybuilding? Highlights: - Why he still revisits photos of the incident that almost took his life, and how it feels now - His...

Duration: 01:15:58

Episode 33: The Science of Physique Enhancement With Dr. Bill Campbell

Researcher and "Physique Scientist" Dr. Bill Campbell, the head of the Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida, talks about two groundbreaking studies he's worked on regarding protein intake for women and flexible dieting, as well as the incredible science of strength training for fat-loss. Highlights: - His protein study: Dial in your protein and "do whatever you want with carbs and fat, I don't care. Just don't diet." - "The protein aberration:" 425 extra...

Duration: 00:27:44

Episode 32: Cassandra Martin - Physique-building by Old-school Lifting and... Construction Work?

Cassandra Martin is known for serious muscles and heavy lifting on Instagram, but doesn't share much else in her posts. She and her husband Hunter stopped by to discuss how they train, how their work makes her stronger, and why she feels lifters should eat their way through a plateau. Highlights: - From cosmetology school to construction and bodybuilding - "Construction is cardio, right?" - Her diet (spoiler alert "I eat a lot of red meat") - How long it took her to start seeing serious...

Duration: 00:32:53

Episode 31: Brandan Fokken's Wild Fitness Journey

Longtime athlete Brandan Fokken shares his fascinating story and talks Hulkamania, corporate wellness, the ultimate disastrous show prep, and far more. Highlights: - How Brandan got started: Following Mike O'Hearn routines at 14 - The timeless allure of Hulk Hogan - Brandan's nightmare show prep that left him on the point of death - "So, they took me in the hospital, and right away in the ER, they thought I had a muscle wasting disease." - How he ended up back on stage...

Duration: 00:37:59

Episode 30: Bikini Redefined with Amy Updike

IFBB Bikini Pro and fitness model Amy Updike talks tats, nursing, implants, and how CrossFit inspired her to take up bikini competitions. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube |...

Duration: 00:23:36

Episode 29: Kris Gethin Crosses the Finish Line

Just days after the dramatic climax of his six-month Man of Iron video series and training protocol, Kris stops by to share the amazing story, and the wisdom he earned along the way. If you haven't watched Episode 25, watch that first, and then listen to this! Man of Iron Series: Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat |...

Duration: 00:40:20

Episode 28: Old-School Training Wisdom From Julian "The Quad Guy" Smith

He's a highly popular trainer and bodybuilder who also happens to have one of the most impressive sets of wheels out there. But Julian Smith doesn't keep his training secret! He shares plenty that you can use right away in this in-depth conversation. Highlights: - His history as a bodybuilder, and as a student of bodybuilding - How equipment availability drove him to innovate - How 195 pounds looks and feels different 12 years apart - How Tom Platz inspired him, and what he learned from...

Duration: 00:57:24

Episode 27: 'Possible' Pat Takes the Stage

In his second visit to the podcast, the weight-loss icon Pat Brocco tells us about his first time competing onstage after losing over 300 pounds. He's also helping lead a unique new weightloss challenge for that his fans need to know about! Highlights: - Pat's competitors and fellow weight-loss stories at his first show - How the world championship will be different - "I didn't work 14 weeks not to pose!" - His competition buzz, when all hunger and thirst disappeared - His...

Duration: 00:24:04

Episode 26: Sadik Hazovik on Training and Napping Like a Champ

One of the world's great bodybuilders stop by to talk competition, the perfect muscle-building sleep schedule, and protein doughnuts. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube |...

Duration: 00:31:03

Episode 24: The Art of the Everyday Workout with Kizzito Ejam

Longtime athlete Kizzito Ejam stops by to discuss his unique rest-day-free approach to training. He's been both lifting and doing cardio daily—sometimes twice a day—for years, and he tells us how he's made it work, while also sharing plenty of laughs along the way. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat |...

Duration: 00:30:42

Episode 23: Charles Staley - How to Lift to Stay Strong and Healthy at Any Age!

Strength coach Charles Staley offers up his hard-earned wisdom about how to balance strength, body composition, and overall health as the years go by. From programming to choosing movements to flexible dieting, he touches on everything you need to know to plan out your lifting life! Highlights: - How Charles changed his view on muscle and fat-loss at age 55 - Beginner's gains: they can happen at any age! - "Respect your age, but you shouldn't allow it to define you." - Is the deadlift the...

Duration: 00:37:33

Episode 22: Lee Constantinou, The Relentless Competitor

WBFF pro bodybuilder Lee Constantinou went from lean martial artist to competitive bodybuilder in a matter of months, and has never looked back. He's taken to the stage 10 times in the past six years, and he shared his plan for how to get there, feel good doing it, and develop your crucial plan for afterward. Highlights: - How Lee transitioned from martial arts to bodybuilding, and how the two sports go hand-in-hand - Van Damme: the ultimate inspiration for a hybrid lifter - Videoing...

Duration: 00:42:53

Episode 20: The Weird, Gritty World of Contest Prep

Heather Eastman, a former NPC competitor, coach, and judge, as well as a content editor for, joins the show as co-host and digs deep into show prep. Are you thinking about aiming for the stage and wondering if it's the right for you? Start here, and then decide. Highlights: - Why glutes are indeed the new pecs. And the Rock's glutes in particular. Is your personal training… personal? - "There's more to be gained from doing an exercise 80% correctly versus trying to get...

Duration: 00:25:32

Episode 18: The Buff Dudes and the Eternal Journey for Gains

The clown princes of online fitness, aka Brandon and Hudson White, stop by to talk about their incredibly popular YouTube channel, their evolving approach to fitness education and satire, and their upcoming program and video series with Highlights: - Goodbye to Krissy! - The Buff Dudes origin story, 300-ish videos in - Their most popular videos are… - Navigating the line between humor and instruction - Where their new ideas come from - The dawn of the dudes - Brandon's...

Duration: 00:29:16

Episode 17: Kris Gethin - Meet the Man of Iron

You may know Kris Gethin the bodybuilder, but Kris Gethin the ultra-endurance athlete? That's a new one. But not only is the master of pain training to do an Ironman triathlon, he's doing it in a fraction of the time that athletes usually take. In this episode, Kris talks with us about what will surely be a wild ride. Highlights: - What a typical training day looks like right now. - The ultimate question: Why an Ironman? - How the typical triathlon training approach is a bad fit for Kris -...

Duration: 00:37:14

Episode 16: All About Caffeine - What Every Lifter Needs to Know

Fill up the cup and listen to Krissy Kendall, PhD tell us everything we should know about the world's most popular drug. Are you trying to match your caffeine intake to your physique or training goals? Here's what you need to know! Highlights: - What happens in your body when you ingest caffeine, and how soon the effects "peak" - Caffeine primes your body to use fat as fuel? It's true! - Why caffeine is the most legit ingredient in your fat-burner - What half-life means, and what it should...

Duration: 00:53:06

Episode 12: Craig Capurso - The Abdominal Snowman!

Fitness model and IFBB Men's Physique Pro Craig Capurso braves the elements to talk with Nick and Krissy about his new passion for performance-focused training, his breaking point with physique competition, and why he sometimes feels like "the fitness dad." Highlights: - Lifted:'s transformation reality series… with Craig! - Craig's painful (and recent) farewell to semi-pro football - Football player's physique vs physique competitor's physique - Craig's new...

Duration: 00:33:54

Episode 11: Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan - What Women Really Need To Know About Body Fat & Fitness

Special guest Abbie Smith-Ryan, Ph.D., expert in women's fitness and body fat measurements, answers our wide-ranging questions about training, cellulite, and health for women. Wondering how accurate that number on the calipers is? How low you should strive to go? Whether you should do cardio fasted? Listen up before you cut down! Highlights: - What's a DEXA scan, and how different is it from other body fat measurements? Body fat measurements for babies and pregnant women? Yeah, they exist....

Duration: 00:54:45

Episode 10: Out of Surgery and Onto The Stage with Shaun Stafford

Two-time WBFF world champion Shaun Stafford stops by to talk about buffets, injuries, and coming back from the shoulder cyst he thought at first was just gains. Highlights: - The madness behind the scenes at the Olympia expo - How Shaun originally injured his shoulder and thought a large cyst "was just gains" - "There's a 60% chance this is going to work…" - Finding his "new normal" post-surgery - When it's worth it even for a self-taught pro to hire a coach - How to have shoulders without...

Duration: 00:30:41

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