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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…

When does a keto diet actually make sense? w/Jason Phillips

June 26, 2019

Keto diets have been the new hotness for a while, but do they actually make sense for most people? Is it a better diet for athletes, couch potatoes…or both Jason Phillips joined us to unpack this fat-laden diet choice. Jason…

Are virtual reality games the future of fitness? w/Dr. Jimmy Bagley

June 19, 2019

VR games are probably never going to replace lifting weights, but could they make cardio more fun…and more likely to get done? Dr. Jimmy Bagley is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, and Director of the Muscle Physiology …

How do doctors decide if you’re “healthy?” w/Dr. Spencer Nadolsky

June 12, 2019

You often see a disclaimer on a diet article or commercial that goes something like, “Please see a doctor before starting any exercise program.” What are they supposed to be looking for? We often hear about “health markers.”…

How can you open your own successful gym? w/Alan Thrall

June 5, 2019

This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. For a limited time only, they are offering our listeners an entire Month for FREE! Check out the Entrepreneur’s Tool Kit. It’s a great fit for the topic of this episode. S…

What do you need for a really good home gym? w/Alan Thrall

May 29, 2019

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What does that Game of Thrones finale tell us about how we plot our own life stories? w/Westside vs the World director Michael Fahey

May 24, 2019

It’s a BONUS episode! And there are SPOILERS! Obviously, we wanted talk about the end of Game of Thrones. It’s not that we’re terribly upset about it, but wow there’s a lot of pissed off people on the internet. Beyond that, …

Do you really need that extra salt? w/Dr. Spencer Nadolsky

May 22, 2019

Seems like we’ve been hearing about the dangers of too much salt for decades because of its effect on blood pressure, but lately we’ve seen recommendations about adding salt to your diet for better performance. Is salt reall…