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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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Are big bulks or big cuts worth it? Will you get what you want out of them or do they (almost) always go bad.

And if you’re on a bulk, how many glizzies can you eat in 48 hours?

We throw out some opinions on this and share some ideas about sticking to extreme diets in general.

Dean Saddoris of…

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A grab bag of topics, including conversation about a new study linking moderate, “short term” calorie restriction and its impact on life span and “health span.” We also take a look at a motorized lunch box/ice chest that will follow you around so you don’t have to carry it, rate the Super Bowl half…

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Hey-oh! Corrected video!

Maybe the biggest fitness mistake is not committing to being fit, but what were the biggest mistakes we made once we made that commitment? Where did we waste our time/money/both? See if you did some of this stuff like we did.

Dean Saddoris of Caffeine & Kilos joined us …

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Sam Schaefer is an adaptive and inclusive trainer, a fairly recent below-the-knee amputee – but and first and foremost, he’s an athlete. He shares the story of how he pushed himself forward through over nine years of constant, unrelieved pain, and how the decision to remove part of his leg was easi…

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Can the next generation of powerlifters (and powerlifting promoters) finally bring the audiences (and sponsor money) the sport has dreamed of? Garrett Fear thinks so, and he gives us some insight into how it might work.

We kick it off with talk of PC vs console gaming and standup comedy.

You can…

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Can the next generation of powerlifters (and powerlifting promoters) finally bring the audiences (and sponsor money) the sport has dreamed of? Garrett Fear thinks so, and he gives us some insight into how it might work.

We kick it off with talk of PC vs console gaming and standup comedy.

You can…

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While the long-form version of the show is on a holiday break, we’ve a got two-episode sampler of our short-form panel show, Topic Thunder! The videos of this show regularly appear on Silent Mike’s channel, while the audio versions drop on Fridays in the main 50% Facts audio podcast feed.
Does sha…

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