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What makes a quack a quack? w/ Layne Norton & Holly Baxter

Aug. 26, 2020

Layne Norton & Holly Baxter join us for a discussion about who to listen to in the fitness and nutrition space. Specifically, we talk about the list that was published to Twitter by Kevin Bass of fitness/nutrition figures wh…

Is Sports-specific Training a Gimmick? w/Jacob Ross (Encore)

Aug. 19, 2020

We're taking a break this week, so we're bringing back one of our favorite early episodes with one of our favorite guests. We'll be back with a fresh episode next week.  Original Episode Notes: Can activities in the gym that…

How do you find people with similar goals? w/ The 3SB Crew

Aug. 12, 2020

A Q and A episode that was broadcast live to Twitch. The big question in this episode is our discussion of the question “How do you find people with similar goals” and the related question “How do you work (or go into busine…

How do you know when to make a big change? w/Hani Jazayrli of The Strength Athlete

Aug. 5, 2020

Hani Jazayrli is an engineer by education, but he found that coaching was more of a passion for him so he decided to follow it. Eventually, he added real estate sales into the mix as a way to keep his coaching load manageabl…

What is good company? w/The 3SB Crew

July 29, 2020

The motto of our new gym is “Good Company.” Mike, Jim, Connor, and Kyle talk about what the phrase means to each of us. We kick things off with an update on what we’ve accomplished and what we’ve learned already through the …

What’s up with Canada? w/Omar Isuf and the 3SB Crew

July 22, 2020

We decided it had been way too long since we talked to our good Canadian friend and YouTuber, Omar Isuf. What’s he up to and how is Toronto weathering the pandemic? This episode is a fun conversation and a good way to spend…

What are we giving up because we avoid difficult conversations? w/Derek McCormick

July 15, 2020

Who really likes having difficult conversations? Does anyone actually like talking about subjects like death? But if we can’t talk about the hard things, how do we learn to move on? Derek McCormick, author of “Tea Time with…

Is it ok to tell jokes about a pandemic? w/Nick Scopoletti of the Mangina Dialogues podcast

July 8, 2020

Our friend Nick Scopoletti trains clients at an Equinox in Connecticut, but a couple years ago he got talked into trying standup comedy…and he hasn’t looked back. Nick was the subject of some very nice comments from last wee…

Can you have shameless sex? w/Amy Baldwin and April Lampert of the Shameless Sex podcast

July 1, 2020

Here’s the thing: Adult people have sex. At least, a lot of us do. Why aren’t we better at it, or at least better about talking about it? We asked Amy and April of the Shameless Sex podcast to help us tackle these questions:…

How do you know if you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur? And other questions w/ The 3SB Team

June 24, 2020

Our guests had to reschedule for next week, so we jumped on the mics with the 3SB Crew for a Q and A. Probably the biggest question was about how we came to have an entrepreneurial spirit, which turned into more of a discuss…

What if we made a big announcement? w/ The 3SB Team

June 17, 2020

For quite a while, we’ve been kicking around an idea. An awesome, but kinda scary idea. Some of our episodes lately have been centered around people we wanted to learn from and talk to about making this idea a reality. Mayb…

What if you’re not thinking big enough? w/ Michael Kory

June 11, 2020

Michael Kory had early success on YouTube at the intersection of healthy cooking and fitness. Eventually, he decided to open a gym, but like anyone starting a business he walked a fine mental line between being optimistic an…

We asked a friend to help us understand w/ Bryan Washington

June 6, 2020

Bryan Washington has been a friend of ours for years. He’s gym owner – in fact, he owns a couple of gyms here where we live in Sacramento. When we met him, he was a trainer inside the same gym building where we used to train…

How fast can you move when a judge says your gym can re-open? w/ Joe Sullivan

May 27, 2020

Joe Sullivan is a powerlifter and coach. Early this year, he became a partner at Pinnacle Performance in Columbus, Ohio…just in time for the pandemic to cause a wave of temporary gym closures. Joe shares the story of how he …

How do you follow through on “GRAND” goals? w/ Chris Duffin

May 20, 2020

Chris Duffin is a Guinness World Record holding powerlifter, a gym owner, an engineer, an author, a gym equipment manufacturer…and the list goes on and on. You get the idea. We’ve known Chris for quite a few years, but we ha…

How do you keep members coming back (when gyms finally re-open)? | w/ Jay Ashman of Kansas City Barbell

May 13, 2020

Yet another format breaking episode. (We may be in this mode until the world settles down a bit.) Jay Ashman is one of founders of Kansas City Barbell in Kansas City, MO. His gym is poised to reopen in just a few days -- aft…

What’s the future of online coaching? w/ Matt Reynolds of Barbell Logic

May 6, 2020

Another format breaking episode. Matt Reynolds is the founder and CEO of Barbell Logic Online Training. He’s a former gym owner, former pro strongman, and a former high school teacher. He also hosts the Barbell Logic podcast…

How do you stay positive when the world turns negative? w/ Jeremy Scott

April 29, 2020

We’re living in extraordinary times (which is why you’ll notice that we’re still taking a break from our regular format). A world of great uncertainty, division, fear, and sadness. A few weeks ago when we spoke to Dr. Reef K…

What if globo gyms go bankrupt? | Q & A

April 22, 2020

On the spur of the moment, we decided to do a Q and A episode on Mike’s channel on the Twitch streaming platform and take some questions from viewers there. We don’t usually act as experts on this show, but it’s ok once in a…

How do you choose the right equipment for your home gym? w/Brandon Campbell Diamond

April 15, 2020

Gyms are closed, and everyone is scrambling to build out their home gyms so they don’t lose all their gains. Even in the best of times, it can be hard to decide what equipment you really need and where to buy it. We got Alan…

What can we say about the elephant in the room?

April 9, 2020

No expert this episode due to some availability issues on our side. We talk about how we’re filing time during this lockdown and address an issue that a lot of people have asked us about privately the last few days. “With gr…

A slight delay and a recommendation

April 8, 2020

Today’s episode of 50% Facts is somewhat delayed but will appear later today. In the meantime, check out this episode of the This is Actually Happening podcast from Whit Missildine entitled “What if you were a human shield?”…

How can you rise in the face of adversity? w/ Dr. Reef Karim.

April 1, 2020

Challenging times right now. How retain your sense of self well enough to meet them head on? We turned to Dr. Reef Karim, a leading expert in human behavior, to help us understand how we as humans react to prolonged stress a…

How do you avoid emotional eating…especially now? w/ Adrienne Ngai, RD

March 25, 2020

The world is packing a lot of fear and anxiety into every day right now. That can complicate anyone’s emotions (and diet). It's especially for those of us who tend to be emotional eaters. Is staying away from the foods we l…