The Bodybuilding.com Podcast

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Welcome to The Bodybuilding.com Podcast, the fittest podcast in the world. Each episode, we dive deep into the timely and the timeless in the worlds of strength, nutrition, motivation, and simply building a more epic life. Put your commute to good use by bringing along the only podcast guaranteed to give your smartphone a six-pack!
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Episode 64: Scott Herman - Real World Fitness in The Era of Social Media
YouTube sensation and Real World alum Scott Herman knows there's no BS-ing on social media. After working his way up from maintenance to manager at his local gym and earning his personal training certification in the process, it didn't take long for this natural-born entrepreneur to see the value of YouTube when it was still in its infancy. Fast-forward a decade, and Herman has built an online fitness empire as one of YouTube's best-known authorities on exercise and fitness and a go-to guru for results-driven workouts. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | www.bodybuilding.com/podcast Also check out the Bodybuilding.com channel in the Apple News and Google News mobile apps.
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May 21, 2019
Episode 63: Alyssa Ritchey - From the Farm to Weightlifting on the World Stage
Alyssa Ritchey started out as a hyperactive farm girl, then traveled through the gamut of sports including gymnastics, track and field, skateboarding, bikini, and CrossFit. Now she’s a record-setting weightlifter with the Olympic team in her sights. She shares her story and her blow-by-blow account of her most triumphant lifts! Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | www.bodybuilding.com/podcast Also check out the Bodybuilding.com channel in the Apple News and Google News mobile apps.
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May 14, 2019
Podcast Episode 62: Myree Bowden - The Underground Dunk King
Meet slam dunk specialist and new Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Myree Bowden. In a wide-ranging interview, he tells his story of life on the court, walks through the process of performing a slam-dunk moment by moment, and shares the training that has allowed him to keep growing his vertical jump even as he gets older. Of course, he also shares his all-time top five favorite dunkers. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | www.bodybuilding.com/podcast Also check out the Bodybuilding.com channel in the Apple News and Google News mobile apps.
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April 30, 2019
Episode 61: Nick's Quest to Get a Grip
Is this the human race's most unlikely contender at a world championship strength event? Nick tells Heather how he happened into the sport of Armlifting and ended up representing the USA on the global stage. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | www.bodybuilding.com/podcast Also check out the Bodybuilding.com channel in the Apple News and Google News mobile apps.
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April 1, 2019
Episode 60: How to Eat for Strength Without Budging the Scale
 "Weight gain" and "weight loss" tend to dominate fitness and nutrition conversations. But what if you want—or your sport demands—that the number on the scale doesn’t change all that much? Doug Kalman, PhD, RD, a researcher and dietician who has also competed in boxing, talks with Nick and gives him a no-BS lesson about how to eat for maximum strength gains and body re-composition. Listen up if you participate in a weight-classed sport, or just want to change your body without having to buy a whole new wardrobe! Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | www.bodybuilding.com/podcast Also check out the Bodybuilding.com channel in the Apple News and Google News mobile apps.
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March 20, 2019
Episode 59: Michael McGurk on the Future of Army Fitness
  The United States Army is about to undertake a dramatic and unprecedented overhaul to the way it tests, and promotes, military fitness. The man who headed the research into the new standards talks with us about how and why, as well as the future of Army nutrition and how the Army plans to circulate 80,000 kettlebells to bases around the globe. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | www.bodybuilding.com/podcast Also check out the Bodybuilding.com channel in the Apple News and Google News mobile apps.
1:00:27
February 20, 2019
Episode 58: Metal Guitarist Nita Strauss on the Highway to Health
Nita Strauss was wielding her ax in the service of Alice Cooper and building a reputation as one of the best metal guitarists in the world. She was successful, but far from happy. Then she changed course, quit drinking, and became a fitness diehard. Strauss shares her story, her on-the-road workout tips, and her favorite wisdom for better living from the ancient Stoic philosophers. 
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January 11, 2019
Episode 55: Bajheera on Games and Gains
Jackson Bliton, better known as Bajheera, has built a unique dual following online. He's a pro bodybuilder, but also a pro gamer, and streams both to tens of thousands daily. He shares his story, his nutritional approach, and takes live questions from his Twitch followers. Highlights: - His additional alter egos Bulkjheera and Leanjheera - His dual love of gaming and activity, going back to early childhood - Dragon Ball Z as a fitness inspiration - 200 push-ups a day at age 11! - How he saw the potential of online streaming and had "the conversation" with his family - How distance running helped him develop the discipline necessary for bodybuilding - "I'm not an expert, I'm not a dietitian, but just the very basics can take you really far." - How he added muscle through some epic (and no so epic) bulks - On nutrition: "It's a slow, steady burn, and I like that style of putting in work every single day… I'm going to activate myself and put myself in position, and moving towards my goal, even if it's difficult." - His inspirations: Dad, and Goku - His guiding narrative: "What's the story that you want to tell, and have told about you?" - Why motivation is "a convenience" - "The days that you feel like going to the gym and tearing it up, fantastic. But the ones that aren't that really matter. You still take the action even if you're not necessarily feeling like it." - Why he trains in the morning - How the distance runner in his past still guides him in training: "When you do distance running practices, you're toast at the end." - How Bajheera is an avatar for Jackson, but also represents his followers who support him - The importance of momentum in life - How he balances gaming with his increasingly demanding fitness goals - "Supplementation for gamers" versus "supplementation for people," and the flaws in supplements that are supposedly created for gamers - "I would encourage you to use caffeine on the activity that you want to use it on, because it'll make whatever activity you're doing really fun." - How competition helps him be a better gamer - The importance of learning to lose - The person he wants to stream with? Kai Greene - How he transitioned from "chicken and rice all the time" to flexible dieting - "Science suggests that if you hold protein and calories consistent, it doesn't really matter what you do." - The importance of relatively easy, "punch the clock"-style workouts: "You're pushing blood around, and you're pushing nutrients around. You're putting yourself in just a better mindset of when your head hits the pillow." - Why he starts every workout with some curls - Where the name Bajheera came from Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | www.bodybuilding.com/podcast Also check out the Bodybuilding.com channel in the Apple News and Google News mobile apps.
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November 28, 2018
Podcast Episode 42: Living Lean With Alpha M
Aaron Marino, better known by the title of his immensely popular YouTube channel Alpha M, comes by the Bodybuilding.com offices to talk lifting, grooming, confidence, and his new fitness program, "Tailored: Six Weeks to Living Lean."
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October 30, 2018
Podcast Episode 45: Getting Uplifted through Lifting with Meg Squats
Join powerlifter, Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search winner, and YouTube fitness stalwart Meg Squats in this wide-ranging conversation.
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October 24, 2018
Episode 51: Pauline Nordin - Lessons from 20 Years of Hard Training
The iconic fitness model and creator of The Fighter Diet reflects on her two-decade anniversary of moving heavy iron. She goes deep into her history, her recent struggles with injury, how she uses pot for recovery, and far more. Highlights: - Her first time going to the weight room, and the day she decided to become a bodybuilder (they're the same day) - Her long journey to find the right way to eat - How bodybuilding broke her heart - "So, I decided I wanted to be like a Jack LaLanne, but in female form." - "I like bodybuilding because you can't just buy it. And if you buy it you're going to lose it fast." - Why bodybuilding is "the perfect anti-aging routine" - Her 15-year buildup to a recent hamstring injury - Why she is wearing her injury on her sleeve and discussing it constantly - The challenges and fear that come with being on the shelf - "I feel bad for my body in hindsight, like, "I had you lift 250 lbs. deadlifts with a torn hamstring. I'm sorry. I didn't know. You should have told me!" - Why you won't find any naked pictures of her online - Why she stages 12-week challenges, even though she knows you can't totally transform in that time - Her thoughts on protein, carbs, and fasting - The difference between cheats and treats - How she became a believer in THC and pot for fit people - How she controls her pot use, and keeps it in perspective - Why she's opposed to vilifying sugar in particular - Why most women need to focus on muscle before they lose weight Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | www.bodybuilding.com/podcast Also check out the Bodybuilding.com channel in the Apple News and Google News mobile apps.
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October 16, 2018
Ep. 48: Paige Hathaway on Fitness, Fish & Flyover Country
Top fitness model and Instagram fit-star Paige Hathaway visits Bodybuilding.com headquarters in Boise to share her story. She talks with Nick and Heather about fitness challenges, pescatarian dieting, phone discipline, her fitness heroes, and plenty more.
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August 28, 2018
Episode 23: Charles Staley - How to Lift to Stay Strong and Healthy at Any Age!
Strength coach Charles Staley offers up his hard-earned wisdom about how to balance strength, body composition, and overall health as the years go by. From programming to choosing movements to flexible dieting, he touches on everything you need to know to plan out your lifting life! Highlights: - How Charles changed his view on muscle and fat-loss at age 55 - Beginner's gains: they can happen at any age! - "Respect your age, but you shouldn't allow it to define you." - Is the deadlift the
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July 24, 2017
Episode 22: Lee Constantinou, The Relentless Competitor
WBFF pro bodybuilder Lee Constantinou went from lean martial artist to competitive bodybuilder in a matter of months, and has never looked back. He's taken to the stage 10 times in the past six years, and he shared his plan for how to get there, feel good doing it, and develop your crucial plan for afterward. Highlights: - How Lee transitioned from martial arts to bodybuilding, and how the two sports go hand-in-hand - Van Damme: the ultimate inspiration for a hybrid lifter - Videoing yourse
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July 10, 2017
Journey For The Goblet Of Gains: Theme Song
Here we go! On a sunny morning in a quaint medieval forest, your journey begins as you cross the moat and enter the cavernous stone archway of Ye Olde Gym. Your guides, the Buff Dudes, meet you at the door, crack open your cranial cavity, and fill it with scoop after scoop of wisdom about proper form, programming, and how to live life to the buffest. You've got a long trip ahead of you, young one. So gird up your loins as you progress through the levels and worlds of this strange, muscular uni
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July 7, 2017
Episode 21: From 600 Pounds to the Stage with "Possible" Pat Brocco
Pat had been big forever—so big that he could gain 100 pounds in a little over a year and not even notice a difference. But then he turned his life around, one literal step at a time. On the verge of his first-ever competition, the star of Bodybuilding.com's popular YouTube series joins us to get real about life-changing transformations. Highlights: - How Pat got up to 600… and gained 100 lbs in a year and a half without noticing - What it's like seeing himself in people online every day -
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June 26, 2017
Episode 20: The Weird, Gritty World of Contest Prep
Heather Eastman, a former NPC competitor, coach, and judge, as well as a content editor for Bodybuilding.com, joins the show as co-host and digs deep into show prep. Are you thinking about aiming for the stage and wondering if it's the right for you? Start here, and then decide. Highlights: - Why glutes are, indeed, the new pecs. And The Rock's glutes in particular. - Is your personal training… personal? - "There's more to be gained from doing an exercise 80% correctly versus trying to get
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June 12, 2017
Episode 19: How to Earn Your Best-Ever Back Squat
In this info-packed episode, strength coach and doctor of physical therapy John Rusin, PhD, gives his step-by-step guide to earning your right to kneel before the throne of the so-called King of Lifts. Do these squat variations in this order, and do your back squat this way, and you'll never regret it! Highlights: - Back squats as a destination, not a starting place - Why to start with front squat variations rather than leap into back squats - Why the goblet squat isn't "the pussification o
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May 30, 2017
Episode 18: The Buff Dudes and the Eternal Journey for Gains
The clown princes of online fitness, aka Brandon and Hudson White, stop by to talk about their incredibly popular YouTube channel, their evolving approach to fitness education and satire, and their upcoming program and video series with Bodybuilding.com. Highlights: - Goodbye to Krissy! - The Buff Dudes origin story, 300-ish videos in - Their most popular videos are… - Navigating the line between humor and instruction - Where their new ideas come from - The dawn of the dudes - Brandon'
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May 15, 2017
Episode 17: Kris Gethin - Meet the Man of Iron
You may know Kris Gethin the bodybuilder, but Kris Gethin the ultra-endurance athlete? That's a new one. But not only is the master of pain training to do an Ironman triathlon, he's doing it in a fraction of the time that athletes usually take. In this episode, Kris talks with us about what will surely be a wild ride. Highlights: - What a typical training day looks like right now. - The ultimate question: Why an Ironman? - How the typical triathlon training approach is a bad fit for Kris -
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May 2, 2017
Episode 16: All About Caffeine - What Every Lifter Needs to Know
Fill up the cup and listen to Krissy Kendall, Ph.D. tell us everything we should know about the world's most popular drug. Are you trying to match your caffeine intake to your physique or training goals? Here's what you need to know! Highlights: - What happens in your body when you ingest caffeine, and how soon the effects "peak" - Caffeine primes your body to use fat as fuel? It's true! - Why caffeine is the most legit ingredient in your fat-burner - What half-life means, and what it shou
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April 24, 2017
Episode 15: The Ins And Outs Of Ketogenic Dieting For Athletes - Part 2
Welcome back to part 2 of our keto podcast with EAS athlete Jason Wittrock and Chief Science Officer for EAS Dr. Steve Hertzler. Today we dive into all things keto-adaptation! Highlights: - What it feels like when you’re finally keto-adapted - The effects of the ketogenic diet on mental clarity and appetite - Endurance training on the ketogenic diet - Why keto isn't the optimal diet for adding big-time muscle quickly - Jason Wittrock's introduction to ketogenic dieting - Keto cycling -
33:03
April 17, 2017
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