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Riffing on the YouTube expose by More Plates More Dates (which can be found here: https://youtu.be/BKpmAGZQetc) -- and our own view of the industry -- we cover some of the reasons why we never bought “Liver King” Brian Johnson’s “natty” claims in the first place. You shouldn’t have either, but it’s…

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We called our own 20-somethings, Sebastian and Avi, in to help us look at the most iconic Thanksgiving movie ever. Steve Martin and John Candy starred 1987’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The film was written and directed by John Hughes, the writer/producer/director responsible for teen films li…

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Some people really struggle at this time of year. Why is it so difficult, and what specific things do experts recommend to help make things a little more tolerable?

If you’re gripped by depression and experience suicidal thoughts, don’t hesitate to seek help from professionals. In the US, the nat…

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The Rhino himself, Stan Efferding, joins us to talk about weight training for kids, the simplicity of a solid diet, and the 10-year anniversary of the Backyard Meet of the Century. Was that meet the “ribbon cutting” on the age of raw powerlifting?
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The Rhino himself, Stan Efferding, joins us to talk about weight training for kids, the simplicity of solid diet, and the 10-year anniversary of the Backyard Meet of the Century. Was that meet the “ribbon cutting” on the age of raw powerlifting?
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A deep-ish question from our Discord:

Keith Honeycutt asked, “What are some small things that make your day better?”

Kyle Castro helped us out with this one.

Kyle’s on Instagram at @kyle.castroo .
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A tough one from our Discord:

JackFrost asked, “If you had to make a choice, would you rather be deaf or blind?”

Avi Lieu and Kyle Castro jumped in on this one as well.

You can find Avi on Instagram @avi.lieu and Tiktok @avi.lieu. Kyle’s on Instagram at @kyle.castroo .
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Our own Avi Lieu and Kyle Castro chop it up with us as ponder this and a few more questions. Is Ye smart, mentally ill, or both? Is using Melanotan worth having an orange dick? Does the Liver King have fake abs? Is being humble critical to good sportsmanship? Or is it ok to be a hot dog, and to pub…

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This week’s question from Discord:

Mikexbull asked “As someone who wants to open a gym eventually - what do you think is the most important part of the planning?

A lot of people concentrate on all the wrong things. What grade would we give ourselves when we look back at how we started? How do yo…

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Newbie lifters make mistakes, but we all make decisions based on the information we’re exposed to, the people around us, and what makes sense to us as individuals. In this episode, we discuss beliefs we’ve held during our time as lifters that have proven to be partially…or completely…wrong. Sometim…

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This week’s One Good Question from our Discord crew:

Nwojjj asked: “What's a movie/documentary that doesn't have a sequel but you think it should?”

Is this a “careful what you wish for” question? Are all the streamers asking this same question and will that steal our answers?
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As the NBA prepares to take the courts for the 2022-23 season, we take a look a new Netflix documentary about the 2008 US Olympic basketball team, Redeem Team.

How much do coaches affect winning? How did a team full of NBA talent ever manage to lose on the world stage? Could anyone by Mike "Coach…

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This week’s question from our Discord crew:

Helios Grime asks, “How do you drink your coffee and why is your way the only correct way?”

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This is a bit of a shorter episode, due to Jim’s laryngitis.

Does music, maybe even specific music really make you lift better? We talk about what motivates us, and how and when to use external motivators like music, ammonia, or whatever does it for you.

Listener resources:

Research on music an…

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From our Discord, ArrogantFool asked, “Alan Thrall recently posted a video about why he doesn't do PEDs. What are your why's? Is there anything that would push you closer to doing PEDs?”

Avi Lieu, a USAPL pro powerlifter, joins us again. You can find Avi on Instagram @avi.lieu and Tiktok @avi.lieu…

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There’s no dispute that working out once a week is better than not working out at all. But why does the media promote studies claiming that one workout a week is as effective as multiple workouts a week? And how come these stories repeat in cycles year after year? Probably because some people want …

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Say you could only have a home gym, and that home gym could only have three pieces of stand-alone gym equipment -- outside of the basics. What would they be? How would you choose? Your favorite ones? Or the most versatile ones?

Avi Lieu, a USAPL pro powerlifter, joins us again. You can find Avi …

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For better or for worse, our brains let us believe a lot of things that aren’t true. One good example is the Mandela Effect – misremembering the facts around something in popular culture. We kick things off with a little quiz to see how affected we are by this phenomenon.

We then shift into a dis…

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This episode started as a part of our warmup conversation for Wednesday’s episode, and it ended up taking on a life of it’s own. Does organized religion install morality or is it already there? Which social structures actually create community? What role does lifting play in your life?

Avi Lieu, a…

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Did anyone think that in 2022 that someone would need to coin the term “bench depth?” The International Powerlifting Federation has imposed new performance rules on the competition bench press. Are they really that big a deal? Will that many people be affected? How hard are they going to be to enfo…

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One Good Question warrior from our discord, Keith Honeycutt asks if we’d rather give up the Internet for one year or bathing. What does bathing really mean? Can you ask someone to do it for you?

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We wanted to spend a little time talking about some simple, actionable ways to be helpful if someone you know is struggling and may be suicidal. Check the article below for more.

We kicked off with a discussion of good and evil in high fantasy shows like the current spinoffs of Game of Thrones an…

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Here’s an interesting one from our Discord crew:msoli7 asked, “If you could see any movie remade with a different actor/actress, what would it be (i.e., Titanic starring The Rock?”

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