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Inside the Massenomics gym in Western Northeast South Dakota, an ever-vigilant DVD player spins a copy of the circa 2007 documentary “Power Unlimited” around the clock. Who better to have on deck for a look back at that film than the owners of that very gym? We were excited to have Tommy DeFea and …

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We joined forces to review the documentary Power Unlimited.

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(This is the first of two episodes with Bart. The second will appear in a few weeks).

The experience of running multiple businesses over zoom calls, and trying to stay in shape while rarely leaving the house, was enough for Bart and his wife Geo to decide they could free themselves and their fami…

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March 24, 2021

March Q&A

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We brought in two of our buddy Dan Stornaiuolo’s hilarious and engaging brothers, Dom and Mike, to give an outsider’s perspective on powerlifting accomplishments – particularly their “little” brother’s lifting. Don and Mike host the Bridge to Bridge Podcast featuring interviews with SF Bay Area spo…

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Feb. 24, 2021

February Q&A

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Our long-time friend and teammate Marcus Sannadan joins us. We review some old lifting footage from not long after we all met and from his recent meet. Then we take Jonnie Candito’s recent video announcing his break with the USAPL as a jumping-off point for a discussion. We examine what we think is…

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The HBO documentary “Fake Famous” examines some of the ways that Instagram can be manipulated to create “influencers” with large followings (50-60% of which might just be bots) that advertisers are willing to pay to reach. We talk through our impressions of the doc, and discuss the relationship bet…

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Full transparency, the main question is discussed in the last 15 minutes of the show. In part 1, we talk about what we’ve been up to during our production break for the holidays and plans for some future episodes of the show.

NOTE: Next week we’re going to discuss the HBO documentary “Fake Famous…

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Our second annual take-a-random-trends-list-and-unpack-it episode.

Do trends lists offer any real insight or is it all too obvious? Has the current situation made it basically impossible to predict?

We also offer some heartfelt thoughts on how to help the world start to pull its collective dick o…

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The end of the year has us all thinking about changes we want to make:

• Are there a right way and a wrong way to make New Year’s resolutions?
• Are you really serious about your goals if you need to wait for a specific time to start working toward them?

But first, we had to talk about some pres…

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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. Hyperthrive has two locations in the greater Sacramento area. One is dedi…

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Here the first few minutes of the 10/4/2020 live stream that had audio issues.

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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 start? How often should they train? Can a normal powerlifting coach be their c…

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Oct. 20, 2020

Feb Q & A

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A lot of memes going around right now telling you that if you don't come out of this lockdown with a skill, a new language, whatever...then you're just lazy. We're here to tell you that all that stuff is a bonus. Getting through it with body and soul intact is enough.

Check out the full episode o…

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Check out the full episode on the podcast platform of your choice, the 50 Percent Facts channel here on YouTube, or at 50percentfacts.com: shorturl.at/iuPV8.

We were honored to be joined by one of our favorite YouTube guys, Brandon Campbell Diamond! In our long-overdue conversation, we discussed …

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A bunch of people asked us, privately and publicly, to comment about influencers in the fitness space using the hype around conspiracy theories to drive views and downloads. This was part of our response. Subscribe here on YouTube or the audio platform of your choice to hear the whole episode, titl…

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Feeling isolated? Most of us are right now to some extent. Some are feeling desperate. It a good time to remind everyone of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline number: 1-800-273-8255. Check out the latest episode of 50% Facts on your favorite platform or at 50percentfacts.com. We talk about our…

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From our April 1, 2020 episode. Check out our full discussion about maintaining our mental health during challenging times. Find all the episodes at 50percentfacts.com or on your podcast platform of choice.

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