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Is bouncing dead in the age of COVID-19 or was it already dead? w/ “Fat Dan” Stornaiuolo

March 18, 2020

We invited our old friend and training partner, Fat Dan, into the studio to talk about his private security business, and the disruptions were all facing in the wake of the Coronavirus. Why do people continue to put themsel…

Stuff that’s just out of reach…

March 11, 2020

While waiting around for a guest who we couldn’t quite reach on the phone, we talked ended up talking about some things that people strive for that are hard…or even impossible to reach. Similar to a recent episode of the po…

What if that nagging pain is really something serious? w/Jacob Ross

March 4, 2020

A few weeks ago, our good friend Jacob Ross was very sick but he didn’t know it. What he thought was a pinched nerve turned out to be a dangerous, and potentially lethal, accumulation of fluid around his heart. He’s much bet…

Introducing Life's Little Mysteries

March 2, 2020

A special treat for 50% Facts listeners: We're helping introduce a new science podcast called, "Life's Little Mysteries."  Life's Little Mysteries is the newest Audioboom original podcast and co-production with Live Science.…

How do you prep for your first Ragnar or Spartan Race? w/James Van Prooyen & Rich Nicholes of the Ragnar Life Podcast

Feb. 26, 2020

We’re not runners, so we’re definitely not racers. We followed up last week’s episode on starting to run with a conversation about setting a goal to compete on one of a couple of popular types of races. Both of these have la…

How do you get started running (and why it might be a good idea)? w/James Van Prooyen & Rich Nicholes of the Ragnar Life Podcast

Feb. 19, 2020

A lot of people grew up running for sports, but plenty of people stop just as soon as they can and never do it again. We ask runners James Van Prooyen & Rich Nicholes to tell us how to get started (or started again). Once y…

How do you build a strongman community so great that it ends up in a Super Bowl commercial? w/Kalle Beck of Starting Strongman

Feb. 12, 2020

We finally connect with Kalle Beck, the man behind StartingStrongman.com. If you saw the Facebook commercial during the Super Bowl, the Oscars, etc., you’ve seen Kalle and some of the members of the online strongman communit…

Are jacked celebrities on the sauce? What makes a good PL gym? Plus, many other questions w/Omar Isuf

Feb. 5, 2020

Our good friend Omar Isuf is in town, so he joined us for a conversation in which we actually talk quite a bit about celebrity, fitness, and how Omar accomplished his recent transformation? So much of the coverage of celebr…

Which top fitness trends for 2020 are legit and which are total BS? | 100% Opinion

Jan. 29, 2020

In a “just us” episode, we take a look at a couple articles claiming to track the top fitness trends for 2020 – notably one from Will personal trainers really be like rock stars in 2020? Are you really working out hard eno…

“How much do the labels ‘beginner, intermediate, or advanced’ matter to your programming?" w/Greg Nuckols

Jan. 22, 2020

Some programs claim to have been written for beginning lifters. Others for intermediates, etc. How do you when you’re past the beginner stage, and how much does it really matter? We asked Greg Nuckols to break it down for us…

“Should women train differently than men?” w/Greg Nuckols

Jan. 15, 2020

Does women’s training really need an entirely different approach or just a couple tweaks? We asked Greg Nuckols, someone who recently wrote an article on this topic, to break it down for us. Here are some of our thoughts: D…

“Which research studies should you believe?” w/Greg Nuckols

Jan. 8, 2020

New Year. New avalanche of fitness and nutrition-related studies to confuse the resolutionistas (and the rest of us). How are we supposed to decide which ones to believe? We asked Greg Nuckols, someone who spends a lot of ti…

Our Star Wars Holiday Special…kinda: What did we think?

Dec. 27, 2019

The next regular episode will drop on Jan 8, but we thought we’d have some fun and throw in this holiday bonus episode. We both saw “The Rise of Skywalker” so we talked through our thoughts and opinions. We also used the Bus…

What were our favorites of 2019?

Dec. 25, 2019

We take a look back at all of this year’s happenings and episodes. We talk about our favorite episodes of the year, our favorite answers from experts, and the answers we got the MOST wrong. Thanks to everyone who listened an…

Can Intuitive Eating change your relationship with food? w/Miguel Blacutt

Dec. 18, 2019

We were frankly confused. What are people talking about when they refer to Intuitive Eating? Is it a weight loss strategy or something else? We asked Miguel Blacutt to explain the role of intuitive eating. He’s a Masters stu…

Do you really have to break down muscle to build muscle? w/Miguel Blacutt

Dec. 11, 2019

We’ve always heard that muscle grows when you break it down through exercise, lifting weights, etc. In fact, we’ve always been told that it was the ONLY way, but is that really true? We asked Miguel Blacutt , someone who has…

Do treatments like cupping and acupuncture actually help athletes? w/Dr. Teddy Willsey DPT

Dec. 4, 2019

Ever since Michael Phelps won Olympic gold medals for swimming looking like his back had been attacked by a giant octopus, athletes have been having suction cups stuck to their bodies. Long before that people had tiny needle…

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…