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Physical Therapist vs Chiropractor: Which one should you pick? (Part 2) w/Dr. Teddy Willsey DPT

Nov. 27, 2019

Way back in episode 15, we talked to Dr. Jordan Shallow – a chiropractor – about this question. This time we pose it to a physical therapist. We asked Dr. Teddy Willsey DPT for his insight. Dr. Willsey, is a co-founder of Ci…

Will stretching wipe out all your gains?” w/Dr. Teddy Willsey DPT

Nov. 20, 2019

Stretching is one of those topics that seems to get a major revision every few years. What’s the current thinking? We asked Dr. Teddy Willsey DPT for his insight. Dr. Willsey, is a co-founder of Citizen Athletics, a doctor o…

Tweaked back: Are you injured or just sore…and how do you get back on track?” w/William Richards of Fitness4backpain.com

Nov. 13, 2019

How many times have you felt twinge in your back while lifting – or even doing something that’s not strenuous at all – and thought, “What the hell did I just do to myself?” Since chronic back pain costs the American economy …

We get an ally’s perspective on trans lifters who want to compete w/Maria Rodriguez of Fear Her Fight

Nov. 8, 2019

We’re breaking format to offer this bonus conversation with a trans rights ally about the USAPL and its posture on transgender lifters. If you google “USAPL transgender policy” you’ll get pages of results from tons of mainst…

What’s the real danger with documentaries like “The Game Changers?” w/Matt McLeod, RD of The More Than Fitness Podcast

Nov. 6, 2019

It seems like one of these diet documentaries pops up on streaming platforms every couple of years. Why do people get so upset when they disagree with the basic premise of docs like these? Many of our fitness industry friend…

How do you train if you have no goals? (And more of your questions)

Oct. 30, 2019

We kick things off talking about the WPO on ESPN and USAPL Raw Nationals. Would some kind of automated system could improve refereeing/judging in sports…or would that take the fun out of it? Here are some of your questions t…

What is powerlifting’s (nearly) unbreakable record? w/Michael Fahey Director of Westside vs the World

Oct. 23, 2019

A couple weeks ago, Eliud Kipchoge ran a sub-two-hour marathon. The first time a human has ever done that. That got us thinking…what is powerlifting’s nearly unbreakable record? Kipchoge had a number of advantages: running w…

Once you find women to talk to...what do you say? w/Tripp Kramer of How to Talk to Girls

Oct. 16, 2019

So you’ve found yourself in the company of women. What do you say to turn the opportunity into a date? More importantly, how do you avoid being a turnoff? We asked Tripp Kramer to help us help you conquer this issue. Tripp i…

Where should you go to meet women? w/Tripp Kramer of "How to Talk to Girls"

Oct. 9, 2019

Friends, dates, relationships…all pretty essential to most of us, right? But a lot of us suck at finding good places to meet potential partners. We asked Tripp Kramer to help us help you conquer this issue. Tripp is an inter…

Can injuries be prevented? w/Dr. Ramsey Nijem

Oct. 2, 2019

Injuries can be huge setbacks for competitive athletes. Everyone has a certain window of time in which they can play their best. Time out of competition is time lost that can’t be recovered. For some, they can end a career. …

How do you manage workload for athletes (or powerlifters?) w/Dr. Ramsey Nijem

Sept. 25, 2019

How do you balance the strength and conditioning work of an athlete with the practice, and actual performance, of their sport? Dr. Ramsey Nijem gives us insight from his doctoral thesis, as well as his work with professional…

How do you become a Pro-level Strength and Conditioning Coach? (Or the best coach you can be?) w/Dr. Ramsey Nijem

Sept. 18, 2019

If you’re strength and conditioning coach, you probably want to work with athletes. If you can, you probably want to work with professional athletes. How do those opportunities come about? And will striving to get there make…

What if your significant other doesn’t share your fitness/lifting goals? | Ask us anything

Sept. 11, 2019

We’re breaking format again! This time we’re doing an open AMA, or in this case Ask Us Anything. Normally we like to have an expert backstop our opinions…or correct us…but this time we’re flying without a net. Here are some …

How do you start a podcast (and should you)?

Sept. 4, 2019

The medium of podcasting has grown enormously in the past few years. How do you get started? And is it really right for you? Being veterans of the podcasting game, Jim and Mike field questions from listeners such as: How mu…

Does meal (and nutrient) timing make a difference? w/Dr. Mike Israetel

Aug. 28, 2019

We’ve heard for years that WHEN you eat can make a huge difference. We’ve also heard that WHEN we eat carbs…or fat…or protein…can be critical to making the biggest gains, or losing the most weight, etc. What’s the actual sto…

How does your metabolism work and can you really break it? w/Dr. Mike Israetel

Aug. 21, 2019

Your body turns food into energy, but how does that work? Can you use tricks and hacks to overcome your body’s natural tendency to be either fat or skinny? Here are the additional angles we came up with: Does eating six tim…

Should guys avoid eating soy? w/Dr. Mike Israetel

Aug. 14, 2019

Seems like society makes a lot of rules for guys. Should not eating soy be one of them? Soy contains phytoestrogens…chemical cousins to one of the human female sex hormones. Should we be worried? Here are the additional angl…

How can you become a (fit) pro gamer? w/Michael “Flamesword” Chaves

Aug. 7, 2019

Many people would love to be professional e-sports gamers. How do you get to that level? And how do you stay in good shape when you’re spending hours and hours a day playing games online? Here are the additional angles we ca…

How do you do a weight cut and still be at your best for competition? w/Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

July 31, 2019

The existence of weight classes and coefficients drive many people to do last minute weight cuts, but many don’t make the best choices when making these cuts. If competition is about being your best, are you setting yourself…

Should everybody be bodybuilders? w/Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

July 24, 2019

Once again, we take on this question with that help of guests Eric Helms and Omar Isuf. With the known injury rates of many sports…including or maybe especially strength sports…maybe we should all just…be bodybuilders? Unpac…

Does your gut microbiome affect your fitness? w/Dr. Jimmy Bagley

July 17, 2019

Our digestive system has all kinds of stuff living in it that we can’t see with the naked eye – and even if we could, it would still be inside of us so... Anyway, does any of this stuff we’re carrying around affect how fit w…

How do you spot a gimmick (before you waste your money or your time on it)? w/Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

July 10, 2019

We take on this question with that help of previous guests Eric Helms and Omar Isuf, who joined us in studio. Eric holds a BS in fitness and wellness, an MS in exercise science, a second masters in sports nutrition, a PhD in…

Why would anyone choose a carnivore diet? w/Jason Phillips

July 3, 2019

When weight-loss diets work, they work by creating a caloric deficit and not through any other magic. We’ve established that with our experts on the show already. We’ve also established that cutting out a whole category of n…

What does "self-help" even mean? [Bonus]

June 29, 2019

No guest for this quick bonus episode. We sat down to brainstorm a little about our mission with this show in light of changes coming to the categories in Apple Podcasts. Our main category “Fitness and Nutrition” is being sp…