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This Friday’s question from our Discord is about whether you really need access to weights all the time to keep your gains. KikiSpaghetti asked:

“Ok. Imagine you've been practicing heavy lifting for months, but you have to stop. You do, however, have a set of 10 lbs. dumbbells and some bands, Rin…

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We’re joined by our buddy and fellow Sacramento gym owner Joe Grinstain. Do some coaches make programing changes just to “leave their mark?” Is their worst transgression programming exercises they don’t really believe in just because they’re popular on social media?

And speaking of social media, …

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This Friday’s question from our Discord goes deep. Keith Honeycutt asked:

“What are you afraid people see when they look at you?”

This has to be the most interesting and challenging question so far.

Have a question for us? Hit us up on social media and use the hashtag #onegoodquestion. If your …

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We always think of him as “70s Big Mike” but Dr . Mike Battaglino is an educator for the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Veteran, Adjunct Professor, and competitive Strongman. Throughout these varied endeavors, Mike has become passionate about raising awareness for mental health, particularl…

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This Friday’s question from our Discord comes from our buddy, Big Tanner Baird of Massenomics @Massenomics :

"Top 3 people you’d like to see drop into 3SB for a day pass and get a training session in with. Living or dead.”

We brought in our whole gym crew to answer this one: Our literal unpaid i…

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Some athletes really don’t want to quit. We all know powerlifters who should probably hang it up due to age, injuries, and the chaos the sport can bring to their “real” lives. Tom Brady can’t stay retired. Joe Montana had to hear from Bill Walsh that he couldn’t be a 49er anymore. Albert Pujols is …

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This Friday’s question from our Discord. Lucas F. asks:

Do advancements in tech/equipment diminish records broken after them, or even erode the standards of powerlifting? (I.e. Dan G breaking the dl record on a Kabuki dl bar that's longer and whippier than historical dl bars.) I'm sure similar co…

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Tony Gentilcore is a personal trainer & strength and conditioning coach located in Boston, MA. He's a co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance where he worked as coach from 2007-2015. He now owns and operates his own gym in Brookline, MA called CORE Collective where he helps regular people re-conne…

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This Friday’s question from our Discord. Steve Waffleirongym
asks: What is a really weird meal or meal combination you guys absolutely love?

Garlic in ice cream? Peanut butter on a hamburger? What have you guys got?

Have a question for us? Hit us up on social media and use the hashtag #onegoodqu…

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The past few years have seen the untimely deaths of several pro bodybuilders. Are the rewards of any extreme “sport” worth the sacrifices, and indulgences, that competitors put themselves through? Has something fundamentally changed about steroid use the top levels that have made the lifestyle more…

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This Friday’s question from our Discord. Eddydrizzle asks:

Is there really an issue with “cookie-cutter” programming? For example, your programming methodology is working up to a single at whatever RPE is prescribed per lifter, and then you have backdowns with sets/reps/RPE varying per lifter as …

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We reflect some on the history of this show and chat about the nearly 400 combined podcast episodes we’ve done together.

In addition to a few other topics, we get into the value of coaching relationships and why Mike doesn’t coach anymore, and how friction in business relationships is actually a …

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Another great Friday question from our Discord. Lucas Franco asks:

How important/ over-hyped is "weak-point" training and do people/coaches over-obsess and misdiagnose them when the solution may be to just get stronger? That being said, when targeting weak points, do you look at the movement or t…

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We got what was really a cluster of fun (and related) questions from Keith Honeycutt on our Discord: (See link below to join.)

• Will time travel ever be possible?
• Would you want to travel in time?
• When would you like to visit?
• If you could have lunch with anyone in the world alive or de…

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We’re not strongman competitors or boxers for that matter, but we do pay attention to what moves the needle on awareness of strength sports in the general population. On March 19, 2022, Hafþór Björnsson, the 2018 World’s Strongest Man met Eddie Hall, the 2012 World’s Strongest Man in a boxing exhib…

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Another good question from our Discord. (See link below to join.) User “DrillPressed” asked if it was better to be confident and wrong or hesitant and right? And how do those states apply to the “fake it ‘till you make it” mindset?

If you wait until you know exactly what you’re supposed to do, wi…

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March 15, 2022

50% Facts | Rituals

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Why do some pro athletes end up doing silly exercises with coaches whose qualifications seem mostly revolve around their social media following? Is it clout-seeking? Is it boredom with more conventional programs? This question came from a member of our 3SB discord, and we take our best shot at brea…

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March 7, 2022

50% Facts | Winning Time

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Piggybacking on our previous episode where we took a 300 question personality assessment, we reflect on how different personality traits may influence how people train (and live their lives). Is it possible to change aspects of your personality by changing how you train, or vice versa?

Have a ques…

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Last year we took a test to see if either of us is a sociopath. We came out OK on that one, so we thought we’d give a full, 300 question personality assessment a go. No, not the Myers-Briggs. This assessment is from Personalityassessor.com and was developed by Nathan W. Hudson, an assistant profess…

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