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How is training athletes different than training Gen Pop? w/Joseph and Nolan Grinstain of Hyperthrive Athletics

Nov. 12, 2020

We invited some successful local trainers/business hours to talk about their approach to training and how they built their business model. Joseph and Nolan Grinstain are two of the three brothers atop Hyperthrive Athletics. …

When and how should kids start powerlifting?

Nov. 5, 2020

We took on a topic that was posted to the video version of last week’s episode by viewer Mateus Daniel: The topic I'm most interested at the moment is how kids should begin to learn powerlifting: at what age should they star…

What kinds of powerlifting content do YOU want to see?

Oct. 31, 2020

We turned the tables and asked you a question this week. Was the dropoff in views for fitness and powerlifting videos on YouTube caused by the pandemic and people not being able to film lifts…or was it something else? Has t…

Why do people think powerlifters have to be fat? Q to the A

Oct. 22, 2020

Time for a Q and A episode: The question was “how do I back off powerlifting gradually and get in better shape?” Our answer is why do people feel like they have to decide between being in good shape and lifting heavy? Shoul…

How does a concept become a brand identity? w/Oliver Munby

Oct. 15, 2020

Our London-based designer, Oliver Munby, joins us to talk about translating the conceptual idea of a brand into the real world. He helped create the overall branding for our new gym and apparel line. Though we didn’t cover i…

What have we learned so far? (PLUS A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT)

Oct. 7, 2020

Rather than surveying what we’ve learned doing this show so far, our 100th episode is a look back at the last few months of our experience of trying to open a gym…during a pandemic. Here are some of our thoughts: What’s bee…

Bonus episode for Suicide Prevention Month w/John Romaniello

Oct. 1, 2020

While we’re still on a break from producing new episodes, we wanted to reinforce our message that while having discussions about mental health can be difficult, they shouldn’t be avoided. The better we understand the struggl…

Can injuries be prevented? w/Dr. Ramsey Nijem (Encore)

Sept. 23, 2020

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. …

Clutch Performances & Flow States: Are heroes born or taught? w/Dr. Matt Johnson (Encore)

Sept. 16, 2020

We're working on our studio, so this week's episode is an encore.  Dr. Matt Johnson, a Certified Sport Psychology Consultant (and former Notre Dame quarterback), joins us to discuss a fundamental question about performance u…

How do you stay on the path to your goals? w/ Chris Long of Tailored Sacramento

Sept. 9, 2020

We’re inspired by a lot of people in different situations. This week’s guest is someone we’ve talked about on the show quite a few times. His growing success – and the focus and attitude he brings to his goals – has inspired…

Should you back off or double down? w/ Danny Lehr & Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos

Sept. 3, 2020

We took this episode to catch up with our long-time friends – and owners of the lifestyle brand Caffeine and Kilos -- Danny Lehr & Dean Saddoris. This show was recorded in our new, still-under-renovation gym, which is the sa…

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…