Category Archives for "Barbell Life"

Chasing Dreams and Movie Roles with Gunnar Anderson – The Barbell Life 350

We’ve talked before about Gunnar Anderson’s inspiring story.

He was one of my early athletes – we go way back.

Born with only one pec, he defied any constraints and ended up pursuing bodybuilding. And I’m telling you – he got pretty strong and jacked.

But that story is nothing compared to how he’s continued to chase his dreams even when people told him it wasn’t possible.

He moved to Atlanta and then to Los Angeles to be an actor. He took risks. He had his trials. He had his successes.

Recently I got to see him in one of Netflix’s #1 new movies.

Needless to say, I’m proud. And you’re getting ready to be inspired with this podcast!

A World Class Coach's Guide to Building Muscle

Hypertrophy for Strength, Performance, and Aesthetics.

World champion and world-class coach Travis Mash has combined the latest research with his decades of practical experience to bring you an amazing resource on muscle hypertrophy.

LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Being in a #1 Netflix movie?
  • Born with only one pec but still getting strong and jacked
  • How much do actors really get paid?
  • Moving to a disgusting apartment in L.A. – and then hitting it big quickly.
  • How a backyard Batman film almost got him arrested
  • and more…

Squatting 1000 pounds for reps with Chris Duffin – The Barbell Life 349

Chris Duffin decided to do something brutal.

He set the goal of squatting and deadlifting 1000 poundsFOR REPS.

Now Chris was already freakishly strong with a long career in powerlifting. But training for this goal taught him even more about lifting, recovery, and the mindset he needed to achieve his dream.

So listen in to learn about how he used meditation. Listen in for some new perspectives on training. And listen in to be inspired and motivated to smash your own goals.

SQUAT GAINZ

THE SHORT & SWEET GUIDE TO INCREASING YOUR SQUAT

SUPPLEMENTARY PROGRAMS TO BOOST YOUR SQUAT

Coach Travis Mash shows you how to simply and scientifically diagnose and fix your squat weaknesses. Squat Gainz also contains six supplementary squat-focused programs you can add to your current strength work to drive your squat through the roof.

LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • How he trained so brutally that a 1000 pound lift “felt easy”
  • What he learned about recovery
  • Living his life at single digit bodyfat – and why he trains with a lot of bodyweight movements
  • “Balance through extremes”
  • Why he meditates instead of hyping himself up
  • and more…

Triathlon Training with Bryant Howard – The Barbell Life 348

At Lenoir Rhyne, I have had the chance to talk often with Bryant Howard – the Head Triathlon Coach.

Believe it or not, I’ve always had a certain respect for endurance sports. But the more I’ve learned from Coach Howard, the more amazed I am at this aspect of athleticism.

Obviously I love strength, and I always will. But I talk to many people who still want to run, still want to be fit… and still want to win if a CrossFit competition throws a swimming event their way.

So listen in to hear about the fascinating world of training for triathlons.

COACH MASH'S GUIDE TO HYBRID TRAINING

The Art of Combining:

Weightlifting - Powerlifting - Bodybuilding

Strongman - Functional Fitness - Endurance Cardio

Learn the art and science of how to train multiple disciplines simultaneously. Get stronger, faster, bigger...
and DO WHAT YOU WANT.

LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Why CrossFitters get destroyed in the swimming portions
  • Increasing the all-important power threshold
  • Programming for triathletes
  • Crazy rules about disqualifications and the problems in modern triathlons
  • Do Americans have better genetics for endurance?
  • and more…

Making Weightlifting Fun for Kids with Elizabeth Oehler – The Barbell Life 347

If you know me, you know youth development is at the core of who I am.

And it drives me crazy when people tell me that no child should ever touch a barbell.

So I’m joined on this podcast today by Elizabeth Oehler, a German weightlifting coach who is an expert on training young athletes.

Not only is she just as passionate as I am about why it’s important – she’s got some great insight on how to do it properly. (Hint: listen in to see how she makes it fun for the kids.)

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LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • The myth of growth plate injuries
  • How programming changes as children age
  • An interesting spin on competition that is PERFECT for young athletes
  • Ridiculous Twitter debates
  • Ways to make training technique FUN for kids
  • and more…

Swimmers, Kids, and Assessment with Bryce Biel – The Barbell Life 346

I’ve known Coach Biel for some time, and I’ve seen him do amazing things with young athletes.

He also has a history of working with swimmers, so we went down that rabbit hole too.

And all of it hinges on how he assesses his athletes and handles them as individuals.

Protocols for Aches and Pains, Muscular Imbalances & Recovery

Work Harder. Train Longer. Prevent Injury.

Prevent injury, reduce pain and maintain joint health with Travis's specific corrections for your individual muscular imbalances.

LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • “Dry land” to make better swimmers
  • What do facilities look like after the virus?
  • Easy but powerful assessment protocols
  • What we can learn from those who made gains even during the pandemic
  • Unrealistic goals for kids
  • and more…

Sports Psychology with Dr. Ariane Machin – The Barbell Life 345

The difference between a good athlete and a great athlete is often their mindset.

It’s the same with coaches. The difference between a good coach and a great coach is often their ability to understand the mindsets of their individual athletes. (Because every athlete is unique!)

So it’s frustrating to me that sports psychology has this stigma surrounding it. It’s personal to me… because my whole life was absolutely changed by sports psychology.

And I’ve seen how sports psychology has totally transformed the performance (and the lives) of some of my athletes. In fact, one of the great sports psychologists we’ve worked with is on the podcast today. So give this one a listen!

Want to Win the Mental Battle in Training and Competition?

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LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Why my entire life was changed by sports psychology
  • The source of HUGE problems in sports and feelings of self worth
  • Why some athletes don’t need help on the platform but need psych help AFTER the competition is over
  • Are PEDs really due to bad psychology?
  • The reality about sports that hits everyone hard
  • and more…
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