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Why can’t you reach your goals?

May 18, 2022

This question came from our Discord, but we decided it needed more of an answer than we usually give our Friday “One Good Question” episodes. We decided to give it some room to breathe. Lucas F. asked: “People often …

Can you keep your gains without weights? | One Good Question

May 13, 2022

This Friday’s question from our Discord is about whether you really need access to weights all the time to keep your gains. KikiSpaghetti asked: “Ok. Imagine you've been practicing heavy lifting for months, but you have …

Does your coach have bad habits? Guest Joe Grinstain

May 11, 2022

We’re joined by our buddy and fellow Sacramento gym owner Joe Grinstain. Do some coaches make programing changes just to “leave their mark?” Is their worst transgression programming exercises they don’t really believe in jus…

What are you afraid people see when they look at you? | One Good Question

May 10, 2022

This Friday’s question from our Discord goes deep. Keith Honeycutt asked: “What are you afraid people see when they look at you?” This has to be the most interesting and challenging question so far. Have a question…

Dr. Mike Battaglino: How to check in with that buddy you’re worried about | Mental Health Awareness Month

May 10, 2022

We always think of him as “70s Big Mike” but Dr . Mike Battaglino is an educator for the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Veteran, Adjunct Professor and competitive Strongman. Throughout these varied endeavors, Mike ha…

What are you afraid people see when they look at you? | One Good Question

May 6, 2022

This Friday’s question from our Discord goes deep. Keith Honeycutt asked: “What are you afraid people see when they look at you?” This has to be the most interesting and challenging question so far. Have a question for us? H…

Dr . Mike Battaglino: How to check in with that buddy you’re worried about | Mental Health Awareness Month Special

May 4, 2022

We always think of him as “70s Big Mike” but Dr . Mike Battaglino is an educator for the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Veteran, Adjunct Professor and competitive Strongman. Throughout these varied endeavors, Mike ha…

Top 3 people we’d love to see visit our gym? | One Good Question

April 29, 2022

This Friday’s question from our Discord comes from our buddy, Big Tanner Baird of Massenomics: "Top 3 people you’d like to see drop into 3SB for a day pass and get a training session in with. Living or dead.” We brought in o…

Tony Hawk: Till the Wheels Fall Off documentary review

April 27, 2022

Some athletes really don’t want to quit. We all know powerlifters who should probably hang it up due to age, injuries, and the chaos the sport can bring to their “real” lives. Tom Brady can’t stay retired. Joe Montana had to…

Do advances in equipment lower the standards of competition? | One Good Question

April 22, 2022

This Friday’s question from our Discord. Lucas F. asks: Do advancements in tech/equipment diminish records broken after them, or even erode the standards of powerlifting? (I.e. Dan G breaking the dl record on a Kabuki dl bar…

Tony Gentilcore: Catching up with Tony G

April 20, 2022

Tony Gentilcore is a personal trainer & strength and conditioning coach located in Boston, MA. He's a co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance where he worked as coach from 2007-2015. He now owns and operates his own gym in …

Weirdest food combinations we love? | One Good Question

April 15, 2022

This Friday’s question from our Discord. Steve Waffleirongym asks: What is a really weird meal or meal combination you guys absolutely love? Garlic in ice cream? Peanut butter on a hamburger? What have you guys got? Have a q…

Pro Bodybuilding: Is the juice worth the squeeze?

April 14, 2022

The past few years have seen the untimely deaths of several pro bodybuilders. Are the rewards of any extreme “sport” worth the sacrifices, and indulgences, that competitors put themselves through? Has something fundamentally…

Do cookie cutter programs get a bad rap? | One Good Question

April 8, 2022

This Friday’s question from our Discord. Eddydrizzle asks: Is there really an issue with “cookie-cutter” programming? For example, your programming methodology is working up to a single at whatever RPE is prescribed per lift…

Looking back – Episode 200

April 6, 2022

We reflect some on the history of this show and chat about the nearly 400 combined podcast episodes we’ve done together. In addition to a few other topics, we get into the value of coaching relationships and why Mike doesn’t…

Who needs sticking point training? | One Good Question

April 1, 2022

Another great Friday question from our Discord. Lucas Franco asks: How important/ over-hyped is "weak-point" training and do people/coaches over-obsess and misdiagnose them when the solution may be to just get stronger? That…

Louie’s Legacy? | Will’s toxicity?

March 31, 2022

As with (pretty much) any story, the Chris Rock/Will Smith incident has more than one side. But does any of it matter beyond being an ugly incident in a crappy telecast of the Oscars? Does anyone bat an eye if the same thing…

If you could time travel, where would you go? | One Good Question

March 25, 2022

We got what was really a cluster of fun (and related) questions from Keith Honeycutt on our Discord: (See link below to join.) Will time travel ever be possible? Would you want to travel in time? When would you like to visi…

Will the Thor vs Eddie fight help the popularity of strongman?

March 24, 2022

We’re not strongman competitors or boxers for that matter, but we do pay attention to what moves the needle on awareness of strength sports in the general population. On March 19, 2022, Hafþór Björnsson, the 2018 World’s Str…

Do we believe in “Fake it ‘til you make it?” | One Good Question

March 18, 2022

Another good question from our Discord. (See link below to join.) User “DrillPressed” asked if it was better to be confident and wrong or hesitant and right? And how do those states apply to the “fake it ‘till you make it” m…

Do your pre-lift rituals work or do they just make you look stupid?

March 16, 2022

Is there any science behind all the little things we habitually do before a big lift, a tough training session, a meet, or any other kind of performance? Do they help keep us calm, make us more likely to succeed, or better a…

Why do (some) pro athletes pick gimmicky strength and conditioning coaches? | One Good Question

March 11, 2022

Why do some pro athletes end up doing silly exercises with coaches whose qualifications seem mostly revolve around their social media following? Is it clout-seeking? Is it boredom with more conventional programs? This questi…

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty – First impressions | Plus will we ever go back to the Arnold?

March 9, 2022

The “Showtime” era of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s probably saved professional basketball and created the NBA as we know it today. The sport was quickly falling out of the mainstream of American sports conscience. CBS…

How does your personality affect your training style…and can you change it?

March 4, 2022

Piggybacking on our previous episode where we took a 300 question personality assessment, we reflect on how different personality traits may influence how people train (and live their lives). Is it possible to change aspects…