NFL, Racism, Mistakes, and Christ with James Townsend – The Barbell Life 319

I believe that James Townsend is the overall best athlete in weightlifting today.

But on this podcast we get deep on the struggles and the lessons he’s learned in his life.

To be sure, we talk about his ridiculous speed, his almost unbelievable power clean numbers, and how his coaches in school didn’t want him squatting below parallel (really, when will this end?).

We also get into some stories about racism and overcoming the odds – so I know this one will make you think deeply (and get inspired!) as well.

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  • Leaving the NFL to be a father
  • Christ and overcoming hatred
  • Ridiculous speed, power cleans, and training UFC fighters
  • How his gym has still thrived during COVID times
  • Racists who literally wanted to kill him
  • and more…

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