Category Archives for "Motivation"

Lessons for Success with Bert Sorin of Sorinex – The Barbell Life 333

If you know about strength, you’ve heard of Sorinex.

And on today’s podcast, we talk to the man behind the madness – the president of Sorinex, Bert Sorin.

One great thing about him is he’s the real deal when it comes to strength (a former collegiate thrower). He earned a lot of business because he would show up and lift right beside the guys he was selling equipment to.

And Bert has tons of great advice on life, growth, business – and even the dark side of success and lifting.

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

  • The lesson from Michael Phelps – and why Travis wants all of his athletes to listen to this podcast
  • Joining the track team by accident?
  • Spotting “white spaces” in business
  • The legendary piece of equipment that Sorinex built – and the unseen challenges in designing and building equipment
  • When the weights become poisonous
  • and more…

The Gym and Mental Health for Veterans with Randy Lloyd – The Barbell Life 332

Randy Lloyd showed me what it was like to be a brother.

As a veteran, Randy struggled with PTSD, depression, and substance abuse. He fell back in love with fitness, found his barbell family, and turned his life around.

Randy found out the same comaradery that bonds soldiers together on the battlefield can be found in the gym.

So Randy works with FitOps to bring the same help to other veterans.

So listen in to find out more about his inspiring story – and about the power of fitness to have a positive impact on mental health.

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

  • PTSD, drug overdoses, and finding a path out
  • Why veterans are so prone to depression
  • The powerful impact of fitness on mental health
  • Owning it and being brothers on a different level
  • Inspiring through the power of your story
  • and more…

Defying Orders and Staying Open with Ian Smith – The Barbell Life 330

You may not know Ian Smith but you may have heard his story.

He was ordered by the governor to close the doors of his gym during this time of pandemic. But Smith refused.

That rocketed him into the center of a controversy that quickly became national.

It’s a fascinating story, but it’s also a great lesson along the way about how much the barbell means to us all.

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

  • The story of the shut down
  • Playing the loophole game
  • Fast food is open… but not gyms?
  • Mental health and the gym
  • What the future holds
  • and more…

Getting Into Walmart with Anders Varner – The Barbell Life 329

Anders Varner is about to do something HUGE.

Barbell Shrugged will soon be selling exercise programs in WALMART!

It’s a passion project that Anders, Doug Larson, and I have been working on for months now. And I’m so excited because I think this could really help bring a new level of fitness and health to communities that need it the most.

We’re not talking about people who regularly snatch at their local box. We’re talking about Walmart customers who don’t know what a calorie is, who have never worked out, who are obese and on their way to all sorts of health issues.

I think this could change the world.

So listen in to hear about it – plus HOW Anders got into Walmart in the first place… and what he’s learned along the way.

THE POWER OF THE CLEAN

Travis Mash's guide to the mighty clean... the most valuable lift for Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Learn to understand the clean on a deep level so you can easily and confidently correct movement flaws, assess athletes, write programs, and coach them to athletic success.

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

  • Beta testing in a Walmart “gym” and the importance of… pharmacists?
  • Will this change what we think about “People of Walmart”?
  • Why NOW is the best time to launch something like this
  • How explaining fitness to newcomers is tougher than you might think
  • How to get products into Walmart
  • and more…

Four Generations of Weightlifting with Dalas Santavy – The Barbell Life 326

Dalas Santavy comes from a long line of weightlifters.

He lifted well enough to compete in the Pan Ams, representing Canada.

And now his son, Boady Santavy, is ranked number one in Canada and fifth in the world.

So we talk about all that Dalas has seen change in weightlifting over the years, what his training protocols are, and how he trains his kids to have killer mindsets on the competition platform.

World-Class Powerlifting & Weightlifting Meet Preparation

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World champion and world-class coach Travis Mash boils down decades of experience to give you the tools and knowledge you need to crush your next meet.

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

  • Why the weightlifters from the past had more jacked upper bodies (and how you can have one too)
  • Adjusting National and International meet preparation due to COVID cancellations
  • Coach Crystal and her “come to Jesus” moment with her son Morgan McCullough
  • How he trained his kids from age 6- 22
  • The importance of strengthening the abdominals (and how he does it).
  • and more…

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

  • 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…