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Converse Weapons, killer wasps, and morning planks on the toilet

Nov. 4, 2022

The audio for this episode is a bit rougher than normal. Check the opening note for explanation. We’re joined by Dean Saddoris and Kyle Castro to discuss…well…stuff. We review a high-top shoe commercial from 1986 and tal…

What little things make your day better? | One Good Question

Nov. 2, 2022

This week only, One Good Question and our main episode are switching places. A deep-ish question from our Discord: Keith Honeycutt asked, “What are some small things that make your day better?” Kyle Castro helped …

Would you rather lose your hearing or your sight? One Good Question

Oct. 28, 2022

A tough one from our Discord: JackFrost asked, “If you had to make a choice, would you rather be deaf or blind?” Avi Lieu and Kyle Castro jumped in on this one as well. You can find Avi on Instagram @avi.lieu and …

Is sumo actually HARDER than conventional?

Oct. 27, 2022

Our own Avi Lieu and Kyle Castro chop it up with us as ponder this and a few more questions. Is Ye smart, mentally ill, or both? Is using Melanotan worth having an orange dick? Does the Liver King have fake abs? Is being hum…

What’s the most important part of planning a business?

Oct. 21, 2022

This week’s question from Discord: Mikexbull asked “As someone who wants to open a gym eventually - what do you think is the most important part of the planning? A lot of people concentrate on all the wrong things. Wh…

What we got wrong

Oct. 19, 2022

We all make decisions based on the information we’re exposed to, the people around us, and what makes sense to us as individuals. In this episode, we discuss beliefs we’ve held during our time as lifters that have proven to …

What movie without a sequel deserves one? | One Good Question.

Oct. 14, 2022

This week’s One Good Question from our Discord crew: Nwojjj asked: “What's a movie/documentary that doesn't have a sequel but you think it should?” Is this a “careful what you wish for” question? Are all the streamers …

Kobe, Coach K, and the Redeem Team (Documentary Review)

Oct. 12, 2022

As the NBA prepares to take the courts for the 2022-23 season, we take a look a new Netflix documentary about the 2008 US Olympic basketball team, Redeem Team. How much do coaches affect winning? How did a team full of N…

Why does anybody drink garbage coffee? | One Good Question

Oct. 7, 2022

This week’s question from our Discord crew: Helios Grime asks, “How do you drink your coffee and why is your way the only correct way?” ____ Have a question for one of our Friday “One Good Question” episodes? Hit us…

Does music make you lift better?

Oct. 5, 2022

This is a bit of a shorter episode, due to Jim’s laryngitis. Does music, maybe even specific music really make you lift better? We talk about what motivates us, and how and when to use external motivators like music, amm…

Steroids: Why not? | One Good Question

Sept. 30, 2022

From our Discord, ArrogantFool asked, “Alan Thrall recently posted a video about why he doesn't do PEDs. What are your why's? Is there anything that would push you closer to doing PEDs?” Avi Lieu, a USAPL pro powerlifter…

Workout just once a week?

Sept. 28, 2022

There’s no dispute that working out once a week is better than not working out at all. But why does the media promote studies claiming that one workout a week is as effective multiple workouts a week? And how come these stor…

If you could only have three pieces of equipment for the rest of your life? | One Good Question

Sept. 23, 2022

Say you could only have a home gym, and that home gym could only have three pieces of gym equipment. What would they be? How would you choose? Your favorite ones? Or the most versatile ones? Avi Lieu, a USAPL pro powerl…

How do you know what you don’t know (but think you know)?

Sept. 21, 2022

For better or for worse, our brains let us believe a lot of things that aren’t true. One good example is the Mandela Effect – misremembering the facts around something in popular culture. We kick things off with a little qui…

Is the gym your church? The barbell your religion? | One Good Question

Sept. 16, 2022

This episode started as a part of our warmup conversation for Wednesday’s episode, and it ended up taking on a life of it’s own. Does organized religion install morality or is it already there? Which social structures actual…

About those new IPF bench press rules…

Sept. 14, 2022

Did anyone think that in 2022 that someone would need to coin the term “bench depth?” The International Powerlifting Federation has imposed new performance rules on the competition bench press. Are they really that big a dea…

One year without bathing or one year without internet? | One Good Question

Sept. 9, 2022

One Good Question warrior from our discord, Keith Honeycutt asks if we’d rather give up Internet for one year or bathing. What does bathing really mean? Can you ask someone to do it for you? ____ Have a question for o…

Good and evil, spitting gum, and thoughts on Suicide Prevention Week

Sept. 7, 2022

We wanted to spend a little time talking about some simple, actionable ways to be helpful if someone you know is struggling and may be suicidal. Check the article below for more. We kicked off with a discussion of good a…

A Titanic Remake with The Rock? | One Good Question

Sept. 2, 2022

Here’s an interesting one from our Discord crew:msoli7 asked, “If you could see any movie remade with a different actor/actress what would it be (i.e. Titanic starring The Rock?” ____ Have a question for one of our Fri…

The girlfriend who didn’t exist: Manti Te’o documentary review.

Aug. 31, 2022

This week we’re taking a look at one of the latest entries in the Netflix “Untold” documentary series. On September 11, 2012, Notre Dame football sensation Manti Te’o told various news outlets that his grandmother and his gi…

Will overhead pressing help your bench press? | One Good Question

Aug. 26, 2022

Nico Flores and Joe Stanek of Gameday Barbell (Austin, TX) helped us out with this one. Is one of them a cheater? Which is better? Overhead pressing or weighted push-ups? You can find Nico on Instagram @nicoflores83kg @ni…

Nico Flores and Joe Stanek of Gameday Barbell

Aug. 24, 2022

Continuing our visit with the team from Gameday Barbell (Austin, TX), Nico Flores and Joe Stanek sit in to talk about the origins of their gym, theories about why some lifters are prone to injury, coaching philosophies, Ninj…

What would you want for your last meal? | One Good Question

Aug. 19, 2022

Tim Thibodeau (Gameday Barbell) and Nadeem Hamidy (Barbell Brigade) stuck around to help us with this question from our Discord: Keith Honeycutt asked: What would you pick to be your last meal if you were on death row? …

Tim Thibodeau (Gameday Barbell) and Nadeem Hamidy (Barbell Brigade)

Aug. 17, 2022

Tim and Nadeem join us to discuss the past, present, and future of fitness in social media. When was the golden age? Where are we going? Is TikTok really the future, and if so, how do we catch up to it? We also discuss how l…