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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…

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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 between the…

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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…

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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 out of the dirt…

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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…

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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 dedicated exclusively to athletes (particularly…

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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…

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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…

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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 a bunch of issues…

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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,…

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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 own…

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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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Stuck at home during this crazy pandemic? Check out the Never Enough DVD series from 2007-08 here on this channel. They've never officially been on YouTube before.

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The Less than Obvious podcast returns with a second season of new episodes once a month. Derek’s wife Angela died of cancer in 2017. In 2018, he released his book, “Tea Time with the Reaper,” which sketched a heartbreaking portrait of their lives together, her illness, and her death. While…

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Full version of the Never Enough Bench DVD from 2008. Powerlifting team training inspired by the methods of Westside Barbell.

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Full version of the 2007 Squat and Deadlift DVD. Powerlifting team training inspired by the methods of Westside Barbell.

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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 Lab, Co-Director of the Exercise Physiology Lab, and Research Director of the Strength…

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Thanks to AuthenticStreetSigns.com for hooking us up with these cool signs a few weeks ago! "Do The Work" is now hanging on the set. Check them out at https://authenticstreetsigns.com/?sscid=61k3_aaw65&

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This episode is sponsored by The Great Courses Plus. For a limited time only, they are offering our listeners an entire Month for FREE! Start your free month trial today using our special URL: Thegreatcoursesplus.com/FACTS: https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/so-free-month?utm_source=US_Radio&utm_medium=RadioMiscellaneousRadio&utm_campaign=176202 Episode 28 Notes: Say you don’t have access to the kind of gym you…

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