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Barbell Shrugged

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 725 seasons, 1150 episodes, 3 days, 8 hours, 18 minutes
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New episode every Wednesday! Join the Barbell Shrugged crew in conversations about fitness, training, and frequent interviews w/ CrossFit Games athletes!
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[Longevity] How to Train for Health and Performance for the Rest of Your Life w/ Dan Garner, Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner #743

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash dive into periodization models and a framework for longevity through the lens of health and performance. Longevity is a common goal. Unfortunately, it is impossible to define. How do you know if you are doing it right? Do you have to wait 40 years to find out all the at effort gave you 10 extra days? Longevity is great what you really want is a long life filled with performance goals that amounts to a life full of high quality experiences. In today’s episode we will tackle this exact question so you can stay at the top of your game, while living a long, healthy life. Work with RAPID Health Optimization Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
4/17/202452 minutes, 6 seconds
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[Testosterone] How to Naturally Increase Testosterone by 300% w/ Dan Garner, Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner #742

Dan Garner is a co-founder of RAPID Health Optimization which offers high-level, personalized online health and performance coaching for world class results. His coaching resume is second to none having worked with dozens of professional athletes, CEO’s, and Investors. Within his clientele he has worked with three superbowl champions, two UFC title winners, an Olympic gold medialist, two Olympic bronze medalists, three hall-of-fame inductees and two all-time world record breakers. In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why bloodwork, stool samples, urine, and hair create a full health profile How micros are the secret to ultimate performance How to increase testosterone in the shortest amount of time How confidence can be the secret to increased testosterone Specific supplements for increased testosterone Connect with our guests: Work with this full team at RAPID Health Optimization Dan Garner Instagram Dr. Andy Galpin Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram  
4/10/20241 hour, 47 minutes, 44 seconds
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[Neuropsychiatry] A Root Cause Approach to Rebuilding Brain, Body and Mind w/ Dr. Michael Miletic, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner #741

Dr. Michael Miletic is a former Olympic athlete and a prominent physician specializing in clinical neuroscience and metabolic medicine. Dr. Miletic evaluates the brain, mind, and body and brings the latest science and evidence-based treatments to optimize your health. Specializing in athletes, executives, and adolescents looking to reach their full potential. Dr. Miletic’s comprehensive training and evidence-based research have enabled him to understand something many healthcare providers do not: that approaches that treat the body without addressing the mind are limited in their effectiveness. Getting to know you, your life experiences, and the way you think and feel is thus a critical aspect of the care you receive from Dr. Miletic. Work with Dr. Miletic Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
4/3/202455 minutes, 54 seconds
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Breaking Mr. Olympia w/ 7x Mr. Olympia Winner Phil Heath, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner #740

Phil Heath is a renowned American bodybuilder. He gained widespread recognition in the world of professional bodybuilding, particularly for his impressive physique and numerous accolades. Heath's journey into bodybuilding began during his college years at the University of Denver, where he initially pursued basketball. However, he soon redirected his focus towards bodybuilding and started competing in NPC (National Physique Committee) competitions. In 2005, Heath won the NPC USA Championships, earning his IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) Pro Card, which allowed him to compete at the professional level. He quickly rose through the ranks, showcasing his remarkable genetics, dedication, and work ethic. Heath's competitive career reached its pinnacle when he won the prestigious Mr. Olympia title for the first time in 2011, succeeding bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler. Phil Heath went on to dominate the bodybuilding scene, securing a total of seven Mr. Olympia titles between 2011 and 2017. His reign solidified his status as one of the greatest bodybuilders of his generation. Known for his dense muscle mass, symmetrical proportions, and attention to detail, Heath's physique set a high standard in the sport. Universal Pictures Content Group (UPCG) will release Breaking Olympia: The Phil Heath Story, from director Brett Harvey, on VOD from March 26, 2024. The revelatory documentary unveils the extraordinary life story of the 7-time Mr. Olympia champion, as he rises through the ranks and battles both the top bodybuilders and the scrutiny of the media, in his attempt to cement his legacy and become the greatest Mr. Olympia champion to ever walk the earth. The trailer for Breaking Olympia can be found here. The documentary is the definitive, never-before-told told story of Phil Heath – perhaps the greatest bodybuilder of all time. Featuring interviews with Dwayne Johnson, Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, Kai Greene, Brandon Curry, Dexter Jackson, and many more, Breaking Olympia tracks the pivotal point in Heath’s career when, despite being plagued by injuries that come with 18 years of physical and mental sacrifice, Heath stands on the edge of altering the face of bodybuilding history. Phil Heath on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner of Instagram
3/27/202459 minutes, 10 seconds
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[Nervous System] Methods for Understanding and Improving Physiological Stress w/ Dr. Chris Perry, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #739

Dr. Christopher A. Perry, an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University, began his fitness journey at Penn State University, where he developed a robust background in Strength & Conditioning leading to 17 years in the industry to date. His academic path, leading through a PhD at Arizona State University, deepened his expertise in Exercise Science & Sports, Sleep & Circadian Rhythms, and Nutrition. Chris's current research focuses on sleep, movement analysis, and CO2 tolerance, particularly in tactical populations and collegiate athletes. His work aims to enhance performance, wellness, and longevity health outcomes, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the field of exercise and sports science. Beyond his academic pursuits, Chris is an executive performance coach, weight loss consultant, fitness entrepreneurship mentor, podcast host, and enjoys engaging in coffee culture and movie discussions. Dr. Chris Perry on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram  
3/20/202453 minutes, 4 seconds
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[Heart Rate Recovery] How to Measure Recovery During Your Workout w/Bryan Boorstein, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #738

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, Bryan Boorstein is back to discuss Heart Rate Recovery. Heart rate recovery refers to the rate at which a person's heart rate decreases after a period of exercise. It is a crucial indicator of cardiovascular fitness and overall health. After intense physical activity, a healthy individual's heart rate should gradually return to its resting rate within a certain timeframe. Slower heart rate recovery may signify poor cardiovascular conditioning and an increased risk of heart-related issues. Monitoring heart rate recovery provides valuable insights into an individual's fitness level and helps tailor effective exercise programs for improved cardiovascular health.   Get in touch with Bryan Boorstein IG: @bryanboorstein website: www.evolvedtrainingsystems.com Owner/Founder @evolvedtrainingsystems @paragontrainingmethods Podcast Eat Train Prosper @eat.train.prosper Bachelor of Science JMU, 2006 CrossFit Games Coach, CF-2, CF-Mobility 3X CrossFit Regional Athlete 24 Years Training; 13+ Years Coaching Featured on ESPN Radio + Numerous Podcasts Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram  
3/14/202455 minutes, 20 seconds
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[Heart Rate Recovery] How to Measure Recovery During Your Workout w/Bryan Boorstein, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #738

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, Bryan Boorstein is back to discuss Heart Rate Recovery. Heart rate recovery refers to the rate at which a person's heart rate decreases after a period of exercise. It is a crucial indicator of cardiovascular fitness and overall health. After intense physical activity, a healthy individual's heart rate should gradually return to its resting rate within a certain timeframe. Slower heart rate recovery may signify poor cardiovascular conditioning and an increased risk of heart-related issues. Monitoring heart rate recovery provides valuable insights into an individual's fitness level and helps tailor effective exercise programs for improved cardiovascular health. Get in touch with Bryan Boorstein IG: @bryanboorstein website: www.evolvedtrainingsystems.com Owner/Founder @evolvedtrainingsystems @paragontrainingmethods Podcast Eat Train Prosper @eat.train.prosper Bachelor of Science JMU, 2006 CrossFit Games Coach, CF-2, CF-Mobility 3X CrossFit Regional Athlete 24 Years Training; 13+ Years Coaching Featured on ESPN Radio + Numerous Podcasts Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
3/13/202448 minutes, 13 seconds
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Getting Fast and Strong: Weightlifting, Sprinting, and Improving Athleticism w/Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #737

In this episode, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Anders Varner catch up on the Olympic trials, international weightlifting meets, and Anders’ pursuit of a 6-minute mile. Coach Travis Mash has been out for a couple weeks as he has traveled the world for international weightlifting meets leading up to the USA Olympic Qualifiers for weightlifting. We initially discuss Anders' pursuit of the 6-minute mile, with training insights, and move into weight cuts, jet lag, performance and recovery, for athletes. We also dig into the latest research on Olympic weightlifting that offers new insights into speed development vs. top end strength and how Coach Mash is using this in preparation for the Olympic trials. Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
3/6/202446 minutes, 35 seconds
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[DEXA Scans] How to Test, Analyze, and Optimize Body Composition w/ Alan Kenny, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #736

Alan Kenny is a performance nutritionist with over 10 years experience supporting teams, athletes and executives to optimize their health. Holding a degree in Exercise Science and a Masters in Sports Nutrition, Alan has also lectured at University level in Ireland and currently heads a performance lab in an executive medical clinic in Vancouver, Canada. His work here is focused on optimizing health over a person’s lifespan using modern tools such as blood-work analysis, VO2 and DEXA scans. He also runs his own virtual nutrition consultancy and acts as a nutrition consultant for the University of British Columbia Sports Medicine Clinic, where he sees people to assess their dietary habits and body composition/bone density through DEXA and nutrition consultations. Alan has also previously worked as Head of Science & Education EMEA at Glanbia Performance Nutrition, the parent company of industry leaders in the Sports Nutrition Supplementation category such as Optimum Nutrition and BSN. When not working, he can be found playing soccer, doing BJJ or exploring the great outdoors that Vancouver offers with his wife and two young daughters.   Work With Allen Kenny Website: www.alankennynutrition.com Instagram - @akennynutrition Linkedin Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Alan Kenny - Preventum: Personalized Health Care | LinkedIn
2/28/202445 minutes, 54 seconds
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[Stress Resilience] Navigating Injury and Anxiety w/ Emily Hightower, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #735

As an Educator and Coach at SH/FT, Emily Hightower leverages her expertise in the neurophysiology of trauma and resilience to help clients master their stress response and improve their quality of life. By combining over 25 years of experience as a breathing expert, yoga teacher, river guide, and wilderness EMT, Emily empowers high performers to disrupt limits, align with nature, and heal their bodies and minds. Emily developed SH/FT’s Skill of Stress course and teaches the N=1 Exposure Experience and Mentorship program with Brian MacKenzie. Her experiential teaching approach enables clients to understand and direct their stress response to drive optimal performance under pressure while promoting long-term balance. Before joining SH/FT, Emily founded Intrinsic, where she helped combat veterans, athletes, and clients recovering from substance abuse resolve past traumas and gain clarity using a science-based approach and tools such as breath, exposure, somatic yoga, archery, and integrative nutrition. Earlier in her career, Emily’s practice was based in a neurology clinic, where she integrated her approach with cutting-edge neuroscience and research. Her clients include the United States Special Operations Command Adaptive Care Unit and other Veterans services in the US and Abroad. She also served as the Education Director for the Headwaters Institute, facilitating river education seminars on 28 watersheds in the US and Chile. Emily is a Master Yoga Teacher with 16,000+ hours of teaching experience specializing in Pranayama Breathing. She lives with her husband, Brian Hightower, and their son and loves to ski, run rivers, and bow hunt.   Emily Hightower on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
2/21/202459 minutes, 28 seconds
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Muscle, Protein, and Aging with Dr. Stuart Phillips, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #734

Professor Phillips is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging. He is a Professor in Kinesiology, and Graduate Faculty in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on the mechanisms of human skeletal muscle protein turnover. He is also keenly interested in diet- and exercise-induced changes in body composition particularly in older persons. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the US NIH, the USDA, and several industry partners. Dr. Stu Phillips on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
2/14/202455 minutes, 27 seconds
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[Biometrics] How to Use Data to Build Your Own Nutrition and Supplementation Program w/ Pratik Patel, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #733

Pratik Patel is a health and performance coach, speaker, advisor, and consultant to sports teams, startups, and VC groups in the health, wellness, and performance realm. Pratik brings unique perspectives gained from his time in high level elite sport (NFL) to enhance the health and performance of individuals in the real world. Using his internal and external health approach and stress adaptation frameworks along with technology and wearables Pratik helps his clients implement effective health improvement strategies for long-term sustained success.   For the past 20 years, he has studied health, nutrition, fitness, recovery, and the interplay between these and health and performance and has had the opportunity to implement his strategies with multiple elite college teams and most recently the New York Football Giants (where they experienced the least number of games lost due to injury in their history during his tenure). Pratik is highly regarded in the field of sports, health, and wellness and teaches his concepts to dozens of other elite college and NFL teams along with presenting to numerous Fortune 500 companies. He is also one of the most featured coaches in the sports, health, and wellness space with features in USA Today, Outside Magazine, ESPN, and has been sought after as a guest on over 60+ podcast episodes. Pratik is also the author of 4 scientific publications through peer reviewed journals. Pratik is a Registered Dietitian and board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).   Pratik resides in the Kansas City area with his family and two children (newborn son) and can be reached on his X/Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn social media accounts @pratikxpatel.   Follow Pratik on Twitter Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
2/7/202452 minutes, 49 seconds
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[Chronotype] The One Thing More Important than Getting 8 Hours of Sleep w/ Dr. Chris Perry, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #732

Dr. Christopher A. Perry, an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University, began his fitness journey at Penn State University, where he developed a robust background in Strength & Conditioning leading to 17 years in the industry to date. His academic path, leading through a PhD at Arizona State University, deepened his expertise in Exercise Science & Sports, Sleep & Circadian Rhythms, and Nutrition. Chris's current research focuses on sleep, movement analysis, and CO2 tolerance, particularly in tactical populations and collegiate athletes. His work aims to enhance performance, wellness, and longevity health outcomes, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the field of exercise and sports science. Beyond his academic pursuits, Chris is an executive performance coach, weight loss consultant, fitness entrepreneurship mentor, podcast host, and enjoys engaging in coffee culture and movie discussions.   Work with Dr. Chris Perry Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
1/31/202455 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Build a Killer Cardiovascular System w/ Dr. Mike T. Nelson, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #731

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis sit down with Anders coach, Dr. Mike T. Nelson. For those that have followed the show, you know Anders has been in pursuit of running a sub-6 minute mile at the age of 40. Dr. Nelson is the coach Anders hired to help with that goal. In this episode the crew walks through program design, initial intake, and execution of how to build cardiovascular fitness. You will learn performance tests used to design Anders training program, how priorities are scheduled into a busy life, understanding higher intensity efforts mixed with Vo2Max training, Zone 2 efforts, and how to maintain strength throughout the process. We hope you enjoy. Work with Dr. Nelson Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
1/24/202453 minutes, 7 seconds
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How to Raise Strong, Healthy Kids w/Anders Varner, Doug Larson and Travis Mash #730

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis dive into the thought process and strategies we use to build a positive conversation around fitness and nutrition. We dig into the proper framing of how to eat, the benefits of specific foods, and the steps we take to ensure our kids are eating well. We also discuss the steps we take to ensure our kids see fitness as a healthy part of life by being outside, seeing us train, and celebrating an active lifestyle. This show will give you insight into a subject we do not dedicate full shows to, however, is something we think about on a daily basis when raising our kids. We hope you enjoy. Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
1/17/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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[Juliet and Kelly Starrett] Built to Move w/ Juliet and Dr. Kelly Starrett, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #729

Juliet Starrett and Dr. Kelly Starrett are pioneers of mobility. They’ve spent decades working with athletes of all types, teaching them how to move better to reach peak physical performance. Their revolutionary teachings on movement and the body present an easily achievable roadmap, which they have outlined in their new book Built to Move. Kelly and Juliet teach audiences how to seamlessly implement ten essential mobility habits that can be worked into even the busiest of schedules to alleviate chronic pain, improve range of motion, and break sedentary habits. They advise major companies on how to create a healthier workforce through simple mobility exercises and self-care techniques to alleviate and manage stress. Their teachings apply to all people who want to feel better, work better, and live better. Kelly Starrett, DPT, is a physical therapist and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard. He consults with professional athletes and coaches from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, and U.S. Olympic team, as well as with all branches of the U.S. elite armed forces. He and Juliet co-founded one of the first CrossFit gyms in San Francisco and co-authored the Wall Street Journal bestseller Deskbound. Juliet Starrett is an attorney and CEO of The Ready State. She co-founded the nonprofit StandUp Kids and is a two-time whitewater rafting world champion, winning five national titles. Work with The Ready State: Website: https://thereadystate.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thereadystate Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
1/10/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 34 seconds
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Building a Nutrition Coaching Business in 2024 w/ Jason Phillips, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #728

Jason Phillips is the founder and CEO of Nutritional Coaching Institute. NCI’s mission is to empower and inspire a global community of health and wellness enthusiasts, with the goal of positively impacting the lives of 1 billion people. They are dedicated to equipping nutritional coaches with cutting-edge knowledge and resources to transform lives through optimal nutrition and holistic well-being. Drawing upon their extensive expertise amassed over the years, they have become renowned for their exceptional certifications and evidence-based approaches in the field of nutrition. By fostering a culture of scientific rigor and innovative learning methods, they strive to provide world-class training that empowers coaches to guide their clients towards healthier and more fulfilling lifestyles. NCI is committed to cultivating a vibrant network of passionate professionals who share our dedication to advancing global health and wellness. Together, they aim to create a ripple effect of positive change, helping individuals and communities embrace vibrant well-being and embrace the joy of living a nourished life.   Work with Jason Phillips Website: https://ncicertifications.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nutritionalcoachinginstitute/ Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
1/3/202457 minutes, 23 seconds
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[Performance Psychology] Developing a Mindset for Peak Performance w/ Dr. Alex Auerbach, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #727

Alex Auerbach is a counseling and performance psychologist currently working as an executive in professional sports.  He has been fortunate to work with the best athletes in the world in the NBA, NFL, MLB, and Olympians, as well as high-performers in other domains like elite military units, Fortune 5 companies, and venture-backed start-ups. In addition to his training as a psychologist, Alex is a former college football coach and NFL employee. I've been a part of several venture-backed start-ups in a range of roles from consultant to C-suite. My areas of expertise include wellness, high performance, performance under pressure, leadership, mindset training, systems optimization, and organizational development. Work with  Dr. Alex Auerbach X/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexauerbachphd Website: https://www.alexauerbach.info Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
12/27/202349 minutes, 21 seconds
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[Peak Physique] The Journey to a Bodybuilding Pro Card w/ Dr. Eric Helms, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #726

Eric Helms PhD, CSCS is the Chief Science Officer of 3DMJ. He helps the team members play to their strengths, stay up to date with best practice, and acts as a science communicator, helping lifters find sustainable pathways to high performance.    Eric is the chief author of the Muscle and Strength Pyramids, a founder of and reviewer for Monthly Applications in Strength Sport, and is a research fellow at the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand at Auckland University of Technology, pursuing research in training, nutrition and psychology for strength and physique sport.    Eric has a PhD in Strength and Conditioning with a research focus on autoregulating powerlifting, a masters with a research focus on protein and macronutrient manipulation for dieting bodybuilders, a second masters in exercise science and health promotion, and a bachelors in sports management, fitness and wellness.    As an athlete, Eric is WNBF Pro bodybuilder and competes in multiple strength sports.   Work with  Dr. Eric Helms Instagram: @helms3dmj Website: https://3dmusclejourney.com Podcast: https://3dmusclejourney.com/podcast/   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
12/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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[Gut Health] How to Heal Your Digestive Tract w/ Dr. Michael Ruscio, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #724

Michael Ruscio is a DC, clinical researcher, and author working fervently to reform and improve the fields of functional and integrative health. With his clinical and research teams, he scours existing studies to inform his ongoing clinical research, patient care, and guidance for health seekers and fellow clinicians around the world. His primary focus is digestive health and its impact on other facets of health, including energy, sleep, mood, and thyroid function and optimization.  Dr. Ruscio’s, DC, book, Healthy Gut, Healthy You, has paved the way for a ‘start with the gut’ philosophy that has enabled doctors and patients to see improved outcomes with minimal expense and effort. Since 2011, Dr. Ruscio, DC has pioneered the way to providing practical, cost-effective functional medicine care by pragmatically applying evidence-based therapies to thousands of people with real symptoms. Dr. Ruscio’s, DC, ability to objectively analyze medical literature has made him a trusted voice of reason, which he shares in his top-rated podcast and blog, and in a newsletter for functional medicine practitioners.   Connect with Dr. Michael Ruscio Instagram YouTube Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
12/6/202354 minutes, 15 seconds
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[Performance Blood Work] How Blood Work Lights the Path to Performance w/ Dan Garner, Travis Mash, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #723

In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, Dan Garner and Travis Mash discuss the relationship between blood work and high performance. In this episode you will learn: How to find internal stressors that hold back performance Where to unlock performance gains by improving energy Locating stressors and how to manage cortisol How to build a better relationship with your athletes through blood work How to adjust training programs based on blood work   Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
11/29/202342 minutes, 44 seconds
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[Nutrition for Brain Health] How to Eat for Brain Performance and Longevity w/ Dr. Tommy Wood, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #722

Tommy Wood is a Senior Fellow in the Pediatrics Department at the University of Washington, and Chief Scientific Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online-based company using advanced biochemical testing to optimize performance in athletes. Tommy was born in the US to Icelandic and British parents (which means he has three passports in two different names). He was predominantly raised in the UK, but also spent periods of time at school in Iceland, Germany, and France. Tommy received a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge before studying medicine at the University of Oxford. He worked as a junior doctor in central London for two years after medical school, and then moved to Norway to complete a PhD in physiology and neuroscience at the University of Oslo. Tommy is currently President-elect of Physicians for Ancestral Health, he is a director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Icelandic Health Symposium, and is on the scientific advisory board of Hintsa Performance. Tommy has also coached and competed in multiple sports including rowing, CrossFit, powerlifting, and ultra-endurance racing. Alongside his career in medicine and research, Tommy has published and spoken on multiple topics surrounding functional and ancestral approaches to health, including examining the root causes of multiple sclerosis and insulin resistance.   Connect with Dr. Tommy Wood   Instagram Website Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
11/22/202356 minutes, 25 seconds
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[Carnivore-ish] A Nutrition Framework for Better Energy, Body Composition, and Health  w/ Ashleigh Vanhouten, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #721

Ashleigh is an author, speaker, podcast host, health coach, and leading authority on understanding the nutrient density of animal protein: she’s the author of one of the only nose-to-tail, organ-meat centric cookbooks in existence, called It Takes Guts. Her latest cookbook, co-authored with Beth Lipton, is called Carnivore-ish. She is the co-host of the Muscle Science for Women podcast with Rachel Gregory—with more than 1.5 million downloads— where she interviews some of the leading minds in exercise and nutrition methodology and overall wellness. She’s developed a range of coaching programs and workshops aimed at improving physical strength, overall wellness, and a deeper understanding of our bodies and optimal health, including her Jacked Back pull-up program, Muscle Science for Women, and the Strength Training for Women Specialist Certification for coaches. Ashleigh holds a master’s degree in professional communications and a range of certifications including CrossFit Strongman Certification, CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification, Primal Blueprint Coaching Certification, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification, and a Certification in Applied Women’s Physiology and Training. Connect with Ashleigh Vanhouten Instagram Website Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
11/15/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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[Brain Health] How Exercise and Strength Training Impact Cognitive Function w/ Dr. Mike Zourdos, Anders Varner, Doug Larson and Coach Travis Mash #720

Dr. Mike Zourdos is a Full Professor of Exercise Physiology at Florida Atlantic University. He has contributed over 50 published research papers. He received his PHD in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University in 2012.  He is a regular contributor at MASS (Monthly Applications in Strength Sport).   Connect with Dr. Mike Zourdos Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
11/8/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 46 seconds
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[Metabolism] Nutrition, Exercise, and Lifting Weight to Improve Your Metabolism   w/ Dr. Eric Trexler, Anders Varner and Doug Larson #719

Eric started lifting at the age of 12, and has been hooked ever since. Eric has a background in powerlifting and strength coaching, and has been competing in natural bodybuilding since 2011. Now he’s a pro natural bodybuilder with a PhD in Human Movement Science, and serves as the Director of Education for Stronger By Science. As a scientist, Eric has published over thirty peer-reviewed papers on a variety of exercise and nutrition topics related to performance and body composition. Some of his studies have evaluated the effects of dietary supplements, including creatine, caffeine, beta-alanine, and nitric oxide boosters. He has also done research evaluating body composition changes that collegiate and professional athletes experience across a single season, and even across an entire collegiate career. These studies have observed changes in a wide range of sports and competitive levels, including college and NFL football players. Eric was also able to blend his research with his biggest passion, completing multiple studies investigating how to effectively prepare for bodybuilding and physique competitions.   Eric has been involved in strength and fitness coaching for around a decade. Eric spent about four years working with high school wrestling and football teams, and has spent the last six working with a Special Olympics powerlifting team. At Stronger By Science, Eric now coaches online clients with a wide range of goals, and provides leadership and educational support for the entire team of online coaches. Connect with Dr. Eric Trexler Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
11/1/202353 minutes, 18 seconds
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[Rebuilding Health] Behavior Change, Transformation, and Regenerative Medicine w/ Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, Anders Varner and Doug Larson #718

Today we're speaking with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, a weight loss expert, and doctor in naturopathic medicine. Dr. Anthony is the founder of The Fit Father and The Fit Mother project, and has helped over 40,000 people lose weight and get healthy without following fad diets or spending countless hours in the gym. Anthony is a former national champion bodybuilder who has used his unique blend of knowledge and experience to help men and women all over the world, in over 100 countries, to lose weight, keep it off, and perform at peak capacities.    Connect with Dr. Anthony Balduzzi Website Instagram YouTube Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
10/25/202357 minutes, 9 seconds
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[Data Tracking] How to Interpret and Use Data from Wearables w/ Dr. Erik Korem, Anders Varner and Doug Larson #717

Erik Korem is the founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and wellness content creator, and a former NFL sports scientist. His mission is centered around equipping people with the confidence and knowledge to live a healthy and fulfilled life. He is making advancements in wearable technology that will be the most personal device to date in order to create unique lifestyle changes and habits for each and every individual. For a free trial offer of AIM 7, use code “SHRUGGED” at https://www.aim7.com/get-started   Connect with Dr. Erik Korem, PhD:  Website  The Blueprint Podcast  LinkedIn  Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
10/18/202349 minutes, 8 seconds
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Training for Athletic Performance w/ Dr. Jordan Shallow, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #716

Dr. Jordan Shallow D.C. is a Chiropractor, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Powerlifter and founder of both Pre-Script and RX'D RADIO. Jordan currently works with teams, companies and individuals all over the world, lecturing, coaching and consulting on applied biomechanics, sports performance, and injury risk management. Understanding the needs of the individual, and the subsequent demands that a particular lifestyle imposes on each person, is the cornerstone on which his clinical practice is built and provides the guidance for him to provide the best care, to everyone.   Dr. Jordan Shallow on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
10/11/202350 minutes, 31 seconds
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[Muscle Intelligence] How to Build Muscle and Purpose for Men Over 40 w/ Ben Pakulski, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #715

Ben Pakulski, “The Godfather of Intelligent Muscle Building”, is widely considered the world’s best muscle expert and top authority on physique optimization and lifestyle integration for high-achieving men over 40. Ben is the CEO of the Muscle Intelligence Brand, host of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, and creator of Mi40, the best selling brand that has helped millions of students, coaches and trainers transform their bodies and lives. As an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, Ben competed in 23 shows from 2008-2016. He finished top 10 in the prestigious Arnold Schwarzenegger Classics Ohio for 6 consecutive years, placing 2nd in 2013. Ben reached the pinnacle of the bodybuilding world in 2012 and 2016, competing in the Mr. Olympia Contest and was considered one of the top 10 bodybuilders in the world for many years. After a 20-year bodybuilding career, Ben found his new passion and redirected his focus towards helping executives, pro-athletes and entrepreneurs look, feel and perform at their best. Ben now teaches his six pillars of a Lean, Healthy, and Muscular Body to men around the world, shifting the paradigm in the fitness industry towards the pursuit of integration of body, mind, and soul and the creation of a beautiful life. When not teaching or training, Ben spends his time at home or traveling with his two angels, Benjamin Zane and Presley Skye.   Ben Pakulski Website Ben Pakulski on Facebook | Instagram | YouTube Ben Pakulski Muscle Intelligence Podcast Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
10/4/202354 minutes, 12 seconds
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[Cardio] Energy Systems, Cardiovascular Health and Why Meatheads Need Better Breathing w/ Bryan Boorstein, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #714

Bryan Boorstein is the coach that created Evolved Training Systems and Paragon Training. In today’s episode we discuss the importance of improving cardiovascular health, energy systems, and why meatheads need to get better at breathing.   Bryan Boorstein Bio: 25 Years Training; 14+ Years Coaching     •    3X CrossFit Regional Athlete     •    CrossFit Games Coach     •    Owner of CrossFit Pacific Beach     •    Former Physique Competitor     •    CrossFit L-1, CrossFit-2, CrossFit Mobility     •    Bachelor of Science     •    OPEX, N1 Training Biomechanics & Programming     •    Featured on ESPN Radio + Numerous Podcasts     •    Training & Nutrition Podcast Host: Eat Train Prosper (http://eattrainprosper.com/)   Bryan Boorstein on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
9/27/202353 minutes, 4 seconds
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[Human Performance Technology] The Future of High Tech Solutions to Elite Performance w/ Dr. Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #713

Dr. Andy Galpin is a tenured full Professor at California State University, Fullerton. He is the Co-Director of the Center for Sport Performance and Founder/Director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory. He is a Human Performance scientist with a PhD in Human Bioenergetics and over 100 peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Dr. Galpin has worked with elite athletes (including All-Star, All-Pro, MVP, Cy Young, Olympic Gold medalists, Major winners, World titlist/ contenders, etc.) across the UFC, MLB, NBA, PGA, NFL, Boxing, Olympics, and Military/Special Forces, and more. He is also a Co-founder of Absolute Rest, BioMolecular Athlete, and RAPID Health & Performance.   Dr. Andy Galpin on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
9/20/202351 minutes, 53 seconds
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[Muscle Centric Medicine] Muscle Health for High Performers w/ Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #712

Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, is the founder of the Institute for MUSCLE-CENTRIC MEDICINE®. Dr. Lyon is a nationally recognized speaker and media contributor specializing in brain and thyroid health, lean body mass support, and longevity.   She’s been featured on The Doctors and has been published in Muscle and Fitness, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, and Harper’s Bazaar, and seen on many podcasts, including The Doctor’s Pharmacy, School of Greatness Podcast, Feel Better, Live More Podcast, The Skinny Confidential Him & Her podcast, and Women of Impact.   Dr. Lyon received her doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in family medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she studied vitamin and mineral metabolism, chronic disease prevention and management, and diet composition’s physiological effects. She also completed a research/clinical fellowship in Nutritional Science and Geriatrics at Washington University in St. Louis.   Dr. Gabrielle Lyon on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
9/13/20231 hour, 1 minute, 35 seconds
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[Longevity] Testosterone and Plasma Exchange Therapy w/ Dr. Paul Savage, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #711

As the CEO of MDLifespan, Dr. Savage leads a team of dedicated professionals who provide precision longevity health services to our clients. He combines advanced modern medicine with the powerful principles of traditional and integrative medicine, to optimize each client's health and wellness in order to give life more moments.   With over 35 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Savage is passionate about helping people regain and maintain their health and vitality through personalized and holistic approaches. He has a strong background in anti-aging and longevity medicine, wellness coaching, and data-driven medical solutions. Dr. Savage was also the founder of Forum Health LLC, a nationwide provider of precision health services, and Power2Practice, a software platform for integrative medicine practitioners. He is committed to changing the face of medicine and empowering people to take charge of their health and wellness.   Download Free eBook on Plasma Exchange Therapy Dr. Paul Savage on LinkedIn Dr. Paul Savage Website Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
9/6/202356 minutes, 57 seconds
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[GLP-1] Blood Sugar, Metabolism, Gut Health and Beyond w/ Dr. Kyle Gillett, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #710

Dr. Gillett enjoys providing holistic individualized care to his patients. His practice includes preventative medicine, aesthetics, sports medicine, hormone optimization, obstetrics and infertility, integrative medicine, and precision medicine including genomics. He believes that each human is a unique creation that requires attention to their body, mind, and soul to achieve optimal health. He enjoys caring for others using shared decision-making and an evidence-based, patient-centered approach. He is active in Obesity Medicine organizations and firmly believes “food is medicine” and “exercise is medicine”. Dr. Gillett describes the “6 pillars of health”: exercise, diet, sleep, stress, sunlight, and spirit. These are more powerful than any medication or supplement.   Dr. Kyle Gillett on Instagram Work with Dr. Gillett Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
8/30/202349 minutes, 59 seconds
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[Female Strength Training] New Science on Strength Training Around Your Menstrual Cycle w/ Dr. Lauren Colenso-Semple, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #709

[Female Strength Training] New Science on Strength Training Around Your Menstrual Cycle w/ Dr. Lauren Colenso-Semple, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #709 Dr. Lauren Colenso-Semple is a Ph.D. candidate at McMaster University with a research focus on exercise physiology and endocrinology, sex-based differences and mechanisms of muscle growth. She is also a seasoned fitness professional with years of practical experience and certifications in strength & conditioning, sports nutrition, group fitness, and personal training. Dr. Lauren Colenso-Semple on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
8/23/202348 minutes, 46 seconds
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[Circadian Rhythm] How to Optimize Your Internal Sleep Clock w/ Dr. Greg Potter, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #708

Dr. Potter values helping people feel great and do good. He knows how hard it can be to thrive nowadays, and lots of us try our best to understand what we should be doing to look better, perform at a high level, and be happy and well.  But, achieving this is often elusive, for many aspects of modern life — grueling work schedules, fast food, physical inactivity, social isolation, pollution and so on — are at odds with the behaviors and conditions our bodies need to function optimally.  Let’s be honest: There’s a lot of nonsense about health out there too! Dr. Potter helps empower people to make simple and sustainable lifestyle changes that add years to their lives and life to their years.  To this end, here are some of his qualifications:  He did my undergraduate and master’s degrees in exercise science at Loughborough University His PhD research at the University of Leeds focused on sleep, circadian rhythms, nutrition, and metabolism. He is qualified as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist and have worked as a coach for over a decade..   Dr. Greg Potter on Instagram  Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
8/16/202349 minutes, 47 seconds
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[Super Brain] How to Understand Your Brain Better w/ Andy Triana, Dan Garner, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #707

Andrew Triana content provider for Muscle & Fitness, Rebel Performance, founder of TPV, Allostatic Labs, and most notably, an extremist.  “Coach Andy” and “Athlete Andy” reside on polar opposite personality spectrums. “Athlete Andy” has competed from 175lbs to heavyweight with standout performances in multiple weight classes, known for intensity and his ability to perform. “Coach Andy” is a frighteningly well studied specific preparation specialist who prides himself on logic and long term development. Encompassing a unique lens and authentic passion, Andy hope to share his concepts with the performance community over time. To learn more, please visit rapidhealthreport.com to see Dr. Andy Galpin and Dan Garner do a free lab, lifestyle, and performance analysis.   Andrew Triana on Instagram Download Andy Triana’s Nootropics eBook Dan Garner on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram  
8/9/202350 minutes, 14 seconds
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[Ketones] How to Use Exogenous Ketones to Improve Cognitive and Athletic Performance w/ Dr. Latt Mansor, Dan Garner, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #706

Dr. Latt Mansor holds a PhD in Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics from the University of Oxford, where his research focused on the metabolism of the type 2 diabetic heart in hypoxia.  He also holds an M.A. (Columbia University) and B.Sc. (Hons) (University of Nottingham) in Biotechnology. He is a world expert in physiology and metabolism, and consults with elite sport, military, clinical and research organizations. His interest in diabetes and cardiovascular disease stemmed from the high prevalence of those diseases in both his parents’ families.  He then developed interests in metabolism and exercise during his undergraduate years as he created a mathematical model of adipose tissue (fat) metabolism for his final year project. He then researched using exercise as an intervention for sarcopenia, muscle loss due to aging, for his Master’s thesis.  Along his journey of acquiring more knowledge on metabolic health and physiology, he started applying his findings in his daily life to strive for better health and to prove that genetic disposition to chronic diseases is not the entire equation. Epigenetics and lifestyle choices have been proven to change the trajectory of disease progression or in some cases, even reverse it! To learn more, please visit rapidhealthreport.com to see Dr. Andy Galpin and Dan Garner do a free lab, lifestyle, and performance analysis. Latt Mansor on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
8/2/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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[Blood Work] High Performance Blood Chemistry w/ Dan Garner, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #705

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged Dan Garner dives into how you can start to analyze your yearly bloodwork for performance. Standard blood tests can be ordered around the globe, in every country, and are the gold standard for understanding basic health. The normal reference ranges, however, are not giving you the answers you are looking for when it come to optimizing your health and performance. In this episode you will learn: What's the mindset/philosophy of looking at bloodwork for performance if it's classically a health screen? Generally speaking, energy is what every performer needs regardless of their pursuit. How can one look at bloodwork to improve their energy levels? Electrolytes come on every panel, can these be used to look at hydration and performance? You've talked a bunch about the immune system in past podcasts so I'm wondering what a basic blood panel can tell us about the current state of our immunity? What general recommendations do you have in terms of preparation so when someone gets their blood draw they can ensure it's accurate?   To learn more, please visit rapidhealthreport.com to see Dr. Andy Galpin and Dan Garner do a free lab, lifestyle, and performance analysis. Dan Garner on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
7/26/202350 minutes, 9 seconds
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Neuro Athletics: The Intersection of Neuroscience and Performance w/ Louisa Nicola, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #704

Louisa leverages her experience as a neurophysiologist and professional triathlete to not only teach but inspire your audience to perform like an athlete. By using science-driven data from EEG scans, labs tests and cognitive assessments, Louisa has a first class ticket inside the brain of elite NBA, MLB and NFL stars as well as Wall Street’s biggest Hedge funds and portfolio managers. 9 years ago, Louisa was training to go to the Olympics (representing Australia in the triathlon), when she was hit by a car and suffered seemingly insurmountable injuries. Desperate to accelerate her recovery, Louisa integrated brain training into her physiology regime and was able to make a near-miraculous recovery to not only go to the Auckland World Championship series, but place 13th in the triathlon.  Louisa has since helped so many elite performers become the top 1% in their field by leveraging neuroscience, exercise physiology, and biomedical services. Louisa has successfully given her signature talk “Perform like an athlete” to the head of sales at IBM, Salesforce and Google, etc. Louisa graduated from the University of Sydney medical school with a master of medicine in neurophysiology and is currently completing her doctorate under the guidance of Dr Tommy Wood at UW, studying the effects of resistance exercise on the brain. She is on the scientific advisory board of Tonal, Klora and Momentous. Louisa Nicola on Instagram Work with Louisa Nicola Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
7/19/202346 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Science of Sleep and Recovery w/ Dr. Allison Brager, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #703

Dr. Brager is a subject matter expert in behavioral genetics, sleep, and biological rhythms research. She is passionate about discovering new factors that promote resilience in extreme environments, particularly for military personnel. She also serves on the NCAA task force for mental health and sleep, contributing to the first edition of the NCAA student-athlete mental health handbook. She is author of Meathead: Unraveling the Athletic Brain, which debunks the myth of the ‘dumb jock’ and serves as a performance manual for functional athletes. Outside of the laboratory, Allison was a two-time CrossFit Games (team) athlete, a two-time CrossFit Regionals (individual) athlete, and a four-year varsity NCAA Division I athlete in track and field. Dr. Brager has an Sc.B. in Psychology from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Physiology from Kent State University. Allison Brager on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram  
7/12/202356 minutes, 35 seconds
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Optimizing Performance Using the Power of Heat, Cold, and Breath Work w/ Coach PJ Nestler Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #702

Coach PJ Nestler, the Director of Performance at XPT and Fitlab. Is a human performance specialist with over a decade of experience preparing top athletes for competition. His life mission is to help athletes and coaches realize their true potential.  With a passion for sports and a commitment to excellence, PJ has become a leader in sports performance training. He has trained dozens of athletes from the NFL, NHL and MLB and has worked extensively with over 100 fighters, including multiple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champions and Top 10 ranked UFC fighters.  Through the application of his progressive training philosophy and unique approach to every situation, Coach PJ continues to raise the bar for fitness professionals. He has emerged as a sought-after expert in human performance and trainer education. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on the XPT team, as the new Director of Performance! Coach PJ Nestler on Instagram  Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
7/5/202354 minutes, 45 seconds
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[L-Carnitine] Protocols to Improve Heart Health, Performance, and Turn Fat into Energy w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Dan Garner #701

L-Carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid derivative that plays a crucial role in energy metabolism within the human body. It is synthesized in the liver and kidneys from the amino acids lysine and methionine. L-Carnitine is primarily involved in the transport of long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles within cells, where they can be oxidized to generate ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the body's main energy currency.   Here are some key aspects and functions of L-Carnitine: Energy production: L-Carnitine facilitates the transport of fatty acids into the mitochondria, enabling their breakdown and subsequent conversion into ATP. This process is essential for maintaining energy levels throughout the body. Fat metabolism: By aiding in the utilization of fatty acids as an energy source, L-Carnitine contributes to fat metabolism and can potentially support weight management and fat loss efforts. Exercise performance: L-Carnitine has been studied for its potential benefits in enhancing exercise performance. It may help improve endurance, reduce muscle damage, and enhance recovery by optimizing energy utilization during physical activity. Heart health: L-Carnitine plays a crucial role in maintaining cardiovascular health. It assists in the transport of fatty acids to the heart muscle, providing a valuable energy source. L-Carnitine supplementation has been studied for its potential benefits in various cardiac conditions, including heart failure and angina. Brain function: L-Carnitine is involved in maintaining healthy brain function. It can cross the blood-brain barrier and acts as a neuroprotective agent, potentially supporting cognitive health and neurological well-being.   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
6/28/202346 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Practical Applications and Limitations of Research and Strength Training w/ Greg Nuckols, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Dan Garner #700

Greg has over a decade of experience under the bar and a M.A. in exercise and sports science. He’s held three all-time world records in powerlifting in the 220lb and 242lb classes. He’s trained hundreds of athletes and regular folks, both online and in-person. He’s written for many of the major magazines and websites in the fitness industry, including Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, T-Nation, and Schwarzenegger.com. Furthermore, he’s had the opportunity to work with and learn from numerous record holders, champion athletes, and collegiate and professional strength and conditioning coaches   Greg Nuckols on Instagram  Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
6/21/202347 minutes, 43 seconds
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[Liver] A Deep Dive into Health, Biomarkers, and Optimization w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Dan Garner #699

In today's episode of Barbell Shrugged the team digs into liver health, biomarkers, and optimization. The liver is a remarkable organ that performs numerous essential functions necessary for our overall well-being. Maintaining a healthy liver is vital, and understanding the role of biomarkers and optimization can help us achieve that goal. Our lifestyle choices significantly impact liver health. Unhealthy habits such as a processed food-heavy diet, excessive alcohol consumption, sedentary behavior, and chronic stress can damage the liver. On the other hand, adopting a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, regular exercise, stress management, and moderate alcohol consumption promotes optimal liver function. Biomarkers play a crucial role in assessing liver health. These measurable indicators, including liver enzymes like ALT and AST, bilirubin levels, and imaging techniques like ultrasound and MRI, provide valuable insights into liver function and overall health. By monitoring these biomarkers, healthcare professionals can identify inflammation, damage, and diseases such as fatty liver disease or viral hepatitis at an early stage, enabling timely intervention and prevention of further damage. Diet is a key factor in optimizing liver health. A nutrient-rich diet low in processed foods, added sugars, and unhealthy fats supports liver function. Foods such as leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats like avocados and olive oil provide necessary nutrients and antioxidants for the liver's detoxification processes. Supplements and herbs can also aid liver health. Milk thistle, containing silymarin with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, has been used for centuries for its hepatoprotective effects. Other supplements like N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and turmeric have shown potential benefits in supporting liver health. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new regimen to ensure personalized guidance. Alcohol consumption significantly impacts liver health. Excessive and chronic alcohol consumption leads to inflammation, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis. Practicing responsible drinking by limiting alcohol intake and incorporating alcohol-free days is crucial for liver protection. Mental well-being is intertwined with liver health. Chronic stress and poor mental health can affect liver function. Implementing stress management techniques such as meditation, exercise, and seeking support from loved ones or professionals can reduce stress levels and support liver health. In conclusion, optimizing liver health through lifestyle modifications, biomarker monitoring, dietary adjustments, responsible alcohol consumption, and stress management is essential for overall well-being. Prioritizing a healthy lifestyle and seeking professional guidance can make a significant difference in supporting the liver's vital functions. Remember, a healthy liver leads to a healthier life.   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
6/14/202346 minutes, 44 seconds
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[Muscle Science] Decoding the Latest Science of Hypertrophy w/ Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #698

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is an internationally renowned fitness expert and widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training (muscle development and fat loss). He is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder, and has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles. Brad earned his masters degree in kinesiology/exercise science from the University of Texas at Permian Basin and his PhD at Rocky Mountain University where his dissertation focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed research articles on exercise and sports nutrition, as well as editing multiple textbooks and authoring several textbook chapters. He acts as the Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal, as well as serving on the editorial advisory board for numerous peer-reviewed exercise- and nutrition-related journals. Brad is widely regarded as a „trainer of trainers.“ He is a tenured full professor in the Health Sciences Department at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY, and serves as the Graduate Director of the Human Performance and Fitness program. Moreover, he is a dedicated mentor to young sports scientists, and has served as a chair or member on more than a dozen thesis and dissertation committees. Brad is a best-selling author of multiple fitness books including The M.A.X. Muscle Plan 2.0 (Human Kinetics, 2021), which has been widely referred to as the “muscle-building bible” and Strong and Sculpted (Human Kinetics, 2016), which details a cutting-edge body sculpting program targeted to women. Brad also has authored the seminal textbook Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy (Human Kinetics, 2020), the first text devoted to an evidence-based elucidation of the mechanisms and strategies for optimizing muscle growth. In total, Brad’s books have sold over a half-million copies. Brad Schoenfeld on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
6/7/202353 minutes, 40 seconds
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Unlocking Your Full Potential: The Rise of Health Optimization w/ Sam Miller, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #697

Sam Miller has more than a decade of experience as a health, fitness, and nutrition coach.  His programs help coaches and health professionals improve their clients’ results.  A popular online educator, podcast host, and mentor, he consistently offers simple, strategic methods for transformation and translates complex concepts into leverage for any health and fitness goal. His workshops, classes, and specialization programs have served over 2,500 coaches worldwide. He has been a featured speaker for companies like LinkedIn and a content contributor for industry titans such as Barbell Shrugged, Muscle Intelligence, T-Nation, Elite FTS, and more.  He is a certified nutritionist and licensed, board-certified health practitioner who holds a master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science from Elon University. To learn more about RAPID Health Optimization, please visit https://rapidhealthreport.com to see a free lab, lifestyle, and performance analysis from Dr. Andy Galpin and Dan Garner   Connect with our guests: Sam Miller Science on Instagram Sam Miller Science Website Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
5/31/202355 minutes, 34 seconds
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[Fat Loss] You Can’t Screw This Up w/ Adam Bornstein, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Dan Garner #696

Adam Bornstein is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning writer and editor. He is the founder of Born Fitness and Pen Name Consulting, and the co-founder of The Pump with Arnold Schwarzenegger. For the past 20 years, Bornstein has been “the trusted voice in health” as the Fitness and Nutrition editor for Men’s Health, Editorial Director at LIVESTRONG.com, and a columnist for SHAPE, Men’s Fitness, and Muscle & Fitness.  Bornstein has worked as a nutrition advisor for LeBron James, Cindy Crawford, Lindsey Vonn, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He’s the former Chief Nutrition Officer at Ladder and former Vice President of Nutrition for FitOn. His work has been featured in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Fast Company, ESPN, and GQ, and he’s appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, E! News, and The Cheddar. He lives in Denver with his wife and two sons. His latest book “You Can’t Screw This Up” can be purchased at https://www.cantscrewthisup.com   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Adam Bornstein on Twitter Adam Bornstein on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
5/24/202356 minutes, 36 seconds
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[Oura Ring] How to Track, Measure, and Optimize Sleep Using an Oura Ring w/ Dr. Mike t. Nelson, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Dan Garner and Coach Travis Mash #695

In today's fast-paced world, optimizing our health and performance has become paramount. Sleep, recovery, and performance are integral aspects of our well-being, and understanding and improving them is crucial. This is where the Ōura Ring comes into play. This revolutionary wearable technology aims to unlock your potential by providing insights and data to enhance your sleep, recovery, and overall performance. In this article, we will delve into the goal of the Ōura Ring, explore its functionalities, and uncover how it can help you track and improve your sleep, recovery, and performance.   The Goal of the Ōura Ring The Ōura Ring is designed with a clear objective in mind: to empower individuals to take charge of their well-being and unleash their full potential. By combining cutting-edge technology and scientific principles, the ring provides personalized data and insights, enabling users to make informed decisions and optimize their sleep, recovery, and performance.   Understanding the Ōura Ring At first glance, the Ōura Ring may appear to be a sleek and stylish piece of jewelry. However, beneath its elegant exterior lies a multitude of sensors and advanced technology. The ring is equipped with infrared LEDs, a 3D accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a temperature sensor, all working together to collect an array of data. The ring's sensors track various physiological signals, including heart rate, heart rate variability (HRV), body temperature, and movement. By analyzing these data points, the Ōura Ring provides comprehensive insights into sleep, recovery, and activity levels.   Tracking and Improving Sleep One of the standout features of the Ōura Ring is its ability to monitor and analyze your sleep patterns. By measuring key metrics such as sleep duration, sleep stages (including deep sleep, REM sleep, and light sleep), and sleep latency, the ring provides valuable insights into your sleep quality. These insights help you understand how well you are sleeping and identify areas for improvement. Armed with this information, you can take proactive steps to optimize your sleep. The Ōura Ring offers personalized suggestions and recommendations, such as adjusting your bedtime routine, creating a sleep-friendly environment, or practicing relaxation techniques. By making informed changes based on the ring's insights, you can enhance the quality and duration of your sleep, waking up refreshed and rejuvenated.   Enhancing Recovery Recovery plays a vital role in our overall well-being and performance. The Ōura Ring recognizes this and provides a comprehensive view of your recovery by analyzing metrics such as HRV, resting heart rate, and body temperature. HRV, in particular, is a key indicator of your body's readiness to perform at its best. With the Ōura Ring, you can monitor your recovery trends over time and identify factors that may positively or negatively affect your recovery. Armed with this knowledge, you can make informed decisions regarding your training intensity, rest days, and stress management strategies. By prioritizing recovery and utilizing the insights from the ring, you can optimize your performance and minimize the risk of burnout or overtraining.   Optimizing Performance The Ōura Ring goes beyond sleep and recovery, offering features that help you optimize your performance in various aspects of life. The ring tracks your daily activity, providing data on steps taken, calories burned, and active time. This information allows you to set and monitor your fitness goals, ensuring you stay on track and make progress. Moreover, the ring's comprehensive analysis of your sleep, recovery, and activity enables you to identify patterns and correlations between these factors and your overall performance. By leveraging this knowledge, you can fine-tune your routines, optimize your training schedules, and make lifestyle   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Dr. Michael T. Nelson on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
5/17/202347 minutes, 1 second
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[Cortisol] The Science of Stress w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Dan Garner and Coach Travis Mash #694

Welcome to another episode of Barbell Shrugged! In this episode, we will be diving into the topic of cortisol and the stress response system. First, we will discuss the stress response system and how it works. Our bodies have a built-in response to stress, known as the fight or flight response. This response is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system and triggers the release of hormones like cortisol, adrenaline, and noradrenaline. Next, we will talk about the function of cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that is released in response to stress and has several important functions in the body. It helps to regulate blood sugar levels, suppress the immune system, and aid in the metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. We will also discuss why many people struggle to adapt to stress. Chronic stress can lead to an overactive stress response system, which can cause the body to release too much cortisol. This can lead to negative effects on the body, including weight gain, decreased immune function, and an increased risk of chronic disease. We will then debunk the myth of adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is a controversial diagnosis that claims that chronic stress can cause the adrenal glands to become fatigued and unable to produce cortisol. However, there is little scientific evidence to support this claim, and many experts believe that the symptoms attributed to adrenal fatigue are actually caused by other factors. Finally, we will discuss the difference between chronic and acute stress on your physiology. Acute stress is a short-term response to a specific event, while chronic stress is a long-term response to ongoing stressors. While acute stress can be beneficial, chronic stress can have negative effects on the body and can lead to chronic disease. Thanks for tuning in to this episode of Barbell Shrugged! We hope you found this discussion on cortisol and the stress response system informative and helpful. Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast for more informative episodes like this one. To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
5/10/202351 minutes, 46 seconds
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[Physique Transformation] Building Muscle and Burning Fat Over 40 w/ Bryan Krahn, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #693

Bryan Krahn is a fitness expert, writer, and online coach based in Canada. He has been involved in the fitness industry for over 20 years and has contributed to various fitness magazines such as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, and T-Nation. He is known for his evidence-based approach to training and nutrition, and for his ability to simplify complex concepts for his clients and readers.  Bryan Krahn has a degree in kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and has also earned several certifications in fitness and nutrition, including Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach. He has used his education and experience to help countless people achieve their fitness goals through his coaching and writing. Krahn's writing covers a variety of topics related to fitness, including training, nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle. His articles and blog posts are widely read and respected, and he has developed a loyal following of readers and clients. In addition to his writing and coaching, Krahn is best known for helping men over 40 get in the best shape of their lives. To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests: Bryan Krahn on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram  
5/3/202357 minutes, 50 seconds
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[Sport Performance] Breaking Down the NSCA Position Paper on Olympic Lifting and Sport Performance w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #692

Welcome to the Barbell Shrugged Podcast! In this episode, we dive into the NSCA's position paper on Olympic weightlifting for sport performance. Olympic weightlifting is a complex sport that requires a high level of skill, strength, power, and speed. It has become increasingly popular among athletes and coaches as a training tool to improve sport-specific performance. The NSCA's position paper provides a comprehensive overview of the scientific evidence on the benefits and risks of Olympic weightlifting for sport performance. The authors discuss the biomechanics of Olympic weightlifting, which involve the snatch and the clean and jerk, and emphasize the importance of proper form and coaching. The paper reviews the evidence on the benefits of Olympic weightlifting, including improvements in strength, power, speed, and jump performance. The authors also note that Olympic weightlifting can improve bone density, which is especially important for female athletes who are at higher risk of osteoporosis. However, the authors also discuss the potential risks of Olympic weightlifting, including the risk of injury. They note that injury rates in Olympic weightlifting are relatively low compared to other sports, but caution that proper form and technique are critical to minimizing the risk of injury. The paper provides guidelines for coaches and athletes on how to incorporate Olympic weightlifting into their training programs. The authors recommend starting with lighter weights and gradually increasing the load as athletes improve their skill and strength. They also recommend incorporating Olympic weightlifting into a comprehensive strength and conditioning program that includes other exercises such as plyometrics, agility drills, and resistance training. Overall, the NSCA's position paper on Olympic weightlifting for sport performance is a valuable resource for coaches and athletes looking to incorporate Olympic weightlifting into their training programs. By emphasizing the importance of proper technique and coaching, and providing guidelines for safe and effective training, the paper helps ensure that athletes can reap the benefits of Olympic weightlifting while minimizing the risk of injury. Thanks for tuning in to the Barbell Shrugged Podcast! Be sure to check out our other episodes for more great content on fitness, nutrition, and strength training.   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
4/26/202346 minutes, 34 seconds
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[Strength Beyond Basics] Maximize Strength with Bands, Eccentrics, Isometrics, and Velocity w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #691

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged we dig in to developing strength using bands, eccentrics, isometrics, and velocity. In this episode, we'll discuss the benefits of each of these methods and how to incorporate them into your training routine. First, let's start with bands. Using resistance bands can be a great way to add variety to your workouts and challenge your muscles in new ways. Bands provide a form of accommodating resistance, meaning that the resistance increases as you approach the end of the movement. This makes them great for exercises such as squats, bench presses, and deadlifts. By adding bands, you can increase the resistance at the top of the movement, which can help to build strength and power. Next up, let's talk about eccentrics. Eccentric training involves focusing on the lowering portion of an exercise. This can be a very effective way to build strength and muscle mass. Eccentric training can be performed with bodyweight exercises or with weights. By emphasizing the eccentric portion of the movement, you can increase time under tension, which can lead to greater muscle damage and growth.   Moving on to isometrics. Isometric training involves holding a position without movement. This type of training can be done with bodyweight exercises or with weights. Isometric training can be a great way to build strength and increase stability. It's also a good option for those who may have joint pain or injuries, as it doesn't require a lot of movement. Lastly, let's discuss velocity. Velocity training involves performing exercises at a high speed. This can be a great way to build explosive power and increase athletic performance. Velocity training can be done with exercises such as plyometrics, sprints, and jumps. Incorporating these methods into your training routine can help to keep your workouts interesting and challenging. It's important to vary your training to avoid plateaus and to continue making progress. However, it's also important to listen to your body and not overdo it. Always start with a weight or resistance that is appropriate for your fitness level and gradually increase as you get stronger. To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram  
4/19/202344 minutes, 21 seconds
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[Menopause] Exercise and Nutrition Tips for Menopausal Women w/ Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan, Anders Varner, and Dr Andy Galpin #690

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged we chat with Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to discuss training, nutrition, and supplementation considerations during menopause. Menopause is a natural transition in a woman's life, but it can come with many changes to the body, including hormonal fluctuations, changes in metabolism, and changes to bone density. In this podcast, we'll be discussing exercise, nutrition, and training tips for women in different stages of menopause. Exercise and nutrition myths and misconceptions for women in different stages of menopause Supporting the body through exercise and nutrition during menopause The importance of strength training and weight-bearing exercises for bone health during menopause Strategies for managing weight and maintaining overall health during menopause The role of nutrition in supporting bone health during menopause, including specific nutrients to focus on. Menopause is a natural transition in a woman's life, but it doesn't have to mean a decline in health and wellness. By prioritizing exercise, nutrition, and training, women in all stages of menopause can maintain their overall health and well-being. Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan is an exercise scientist who specializes in sport nutrition and metabolism, and is currently a Professor and Director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published numerous research articles in scientific journals, and has received several awards for her work, including the 2013 President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award. Dr. Smith-Ryan is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), and has worked with various sports teams and individual athletes to optimize their nutrition and training. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Dr. Abbie Smith Ryan on Instagram Dr. Andy Galpin on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
4/12/202359 minutes, 21 seconds
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[Hydration] How Much You Need and Why it Matters w/ Dr. Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #689

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged Dr. Andy Galpin discuss the importance of hydration for both exercise performance and overall health. He covers how much water you need to drink, the role of electrolytes, and how certain foods can contribute to hydration levels. He also provides tips for staying hydrated before, during, and after exercise, and discusses the potential dangers of drinking too much water. Finally, they touch on the impact of alcohol and caffeine on hydration levels. Key Takeaways: Hydration is important for both exercise performance and overall health. The amount of water you need to drink depends on a variety of factors, including body size, activity level, and the climate you live in. Drinking too much water can actually be harmful, leading to a condition called hyponatremia. Electrolytes (such as sodium and potassium) play an important role in hydration, and it's important to replenish them during exercise. Certain foods (such as fruits and vegetables) can also contribute to hydration levels. It's important to start hydrating well before exercise, and to continue hydrating afterwards to replace fluids lost during exercise. Thirst is a good indicator of when you need to drink water, but you should also pay attention to other signs of dehydration (such as dark urine or a dry mouth). To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Dr. Andy Galpin on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
4/5/20231 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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Adventure Races, Business, and How AI Will Change the Fitness Landscape w/ Ryan Fischer, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #688

Ryan Fischer is a highly accomplished athlete and fitness professional, known for his dedication to helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. He is the founder of Chalk Performance Training, a popular fitness studio located in Newport Beach, CA, where he trains and coaches a wide range of clients, from beginners to elite athletes. Ryan began competing in CrossFit competitions, quickly rising through the ranks to become one of the top athletes in the sport. He has competed in CrossFit, finishing in the top 10 and earning a reputation as one of the most skilled and versatile athletes in the field.   In addition to his competitive success, Ryan is also a highly sought-after coach and trainer. He has worked with athletes at all levels, from beginners to Olympians, helping them to improve their strength, endurance, and overall fitness. He is known for his innovative and effective training methods, which focus on functional movements and high-intensity workouts that are designed to improve performance in all areas of life. Through his work at Chalk Performance Training, Ryan has helped countless people to achieve their fitness goals and live healthier, more fulfilling lives. He continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of fitness, inspiring others to do the same through his dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to excellence.   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Ryan Fischer on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram
3/29/20231 hour, 8 seconds
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[Active Life] Client Centric Programs to Build Practical Fitness w/ Dr. Sean Pastuch, Anders Varner, and Doug Larson #687

Dr. Sean Pastuch is a chiropractor, coach, and entrepreneur who is known for his work in the fitness and health industry. He is the founder and CEO of Active Life Rx, which is a company that provides fitness and health coaching services. Dr. Pastuch's mission is to help people move without pain and reach their full potential in fitness and life. He has worked with professional athletes, coaches, and everyday people to help them overcome injuries, improve their movement quality, and achieve their fitness goals. In addition to his work with Active Life Rx, Dr. Pastuch is also the author of the book "Turn Pro," the Fitness Professional's Guide to Ethical Sales and Career Fullfillment. He is also a speaker and has given presentations on fitness, health, and performance at various conferences and events. To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Dr. Sean Pastuch on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
3/22/202358 minutes, 2 seconds
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[Brain Health] Science and Strategies for Optimizing Brain Health w/ Dan Garner, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #686

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, we'll be discussing the various factors that impact brain health and exploring strategies for optimizing brain function. First, we'll be discussing the impact of exercise on brain health. Research has shown that regular exercise can help to improve brain function, enhance cognitive performance, and even reduce the risk of certain neurological disorders. We'll also be discussing the types of exercise that are most beneficial for the brain. Next, we'll be exploring the role of nutrition and supplements in promoting brain health. Certain foods and supplements have been shown to improve brain function and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. We'll be discussing which foods and supplements are most effective and how to incorporate them into your diet. Stress is another important factor that can impact brain health. Chronic stress has been shown to have negative effects on the brain, including impairing cognitive function and increasing the risk of neurological disorders. We'll be exploring strategies for managing stress to optimize brain health. There are several lab markers that can provide insights into brain health, such as inflammatory markers, lipid levels, and neurotrophic factors. We'll be discussing the significance of these markers and how they can be used to assess brain health. Sleep is also essential for brain health, as it plays a critical role in memory consolidation and cognitive function. We'll be discussing the importance of getting adequate sleep and strategies for improving sleep quality. Finally, we'll be exploring the impact of alcohol on the brain. While moderate alcohol consumption has been shown to have some health benefits, excessive alcohol consumption can have negative effects on brain function and increase the risk of neurological disorders.   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Dan Garner on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
3/15/202350 minutes, 33 seconds
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[Farting] Exploring the Science of Passing Gas w/ Dan Garner, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #685

In Today’s Episode of Barbell Shrugged, we’ll be exploring the science behind this natural bodily function and answering some of the most common questions people have about farting. First off, we'll be asking the question: What causes flatulence, and why do some people produce more gas than others? Our bodies produce gas during the process of digestion, and certain foods can contribute to excessive gas production. Additionally, factors like stress and digestive disorders can also impact the amount of gas we produce. Next, we'll be exploring the question: Is it normal to fart a lot, or could excessive flatulence be a sign of an underlying health issue? While some amount of farting is normal, excessive flatulence could be a symptom of a digestive disorder. Moving on, we'll be discussing the question: Can certain foods or drinks cause more flatulence than others, and if so, which ones? Yes, certain foods like beans, broccoli, and dairy products can contribute to excessive gas production. Additionally, carbonated drinks like soda and beer can also lead to more frequent farting. We'll also be delving into the question: Is there a way to reduce the odor of flatulence, or is it just an inevitable part of the process? While some amount of odor is normal, certain foods like spices and onions can contribute to more pungent smells. Additionally, maintaining a healthy gut microbiome through a balanced diet and probiotic supplements can help reduce the odor of flatulence. Next up, we'll be exploring the question: How does flatulence impact our gut health, and is it a sign of a healthy or unhealthy gut? Flatulence is a normal part of the digestive process, and some amount of gas production is necessary for healthy gut function. However, excessive flatulence could be a sign of an underlying digestive disorder. We'll also be discussing the question: Can holding in flatulence be harmful to our bodies, and if so, how? While holding in farting is generally not harmful, it can lead to discomfort and bloating. Additionally, consistently holding in flatulence could potentially lead to more serious digestive issues over time. Finally, we'll be delving into the question: Can flatulence be a sign of a more serious health condition, such as inflammatory bowel disease or celiac disease? If so, what other symptoms should we look out for? Yes, excessive flatulence could be a symptom of a digestive disorder like irritable bowel syndrome or celiac disease. Other symptoms could include diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain.   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Dan Garner on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
3/8/202348 minutes, 21 seconds
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[Hypertrophy] A 12-Month Periodization Model to Maximize Muscle Growth w/ Bryan Boorstein, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #684

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, Bryan Boorstein lays out a hypothetical model for building muscle over a 12 month period. This model is a comprehensive training approach that systematically varies training variables over a year-long period. The approach involves breaking down the year into specific phases, each with its unique focus and training goals, to ensure optimal muscle development and prevent stagnation.  Typically, the phases involve different training intensities, volumes, and exercises to challenge the body in new ways and promote progressive overload.  Incorporating the latest science and research in hypertrophy, this model lays out the foundation for strength, hypertrophy, metabolic conditioning, aerobic capacity, and peak phases for muscle growth. By following this model, you can optimize your training, enhance strength, and promote long-term muscle growth and development.   Bryan Boorstein Bio: 25 Years Training; 14+ Years Coaching     •    3X CrossFit Regional Athlete     •    CrossFit Games Coach     •    Owner of CrossFit Pacific Beach     •    Former Physique Competitor     •    CrossFit L-1, CrossFit-2, CrossFit Mobility     •    Bachelor of Science     •    OPEX, N1 Training Biomechanics & Programming     •    Featured on ESPN Radio + Numerous Podcasts     •    Training & Nutrition Podcast Host: Eat Train Prosper (http://eattrainprosper.com/)   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests: Bryan Boorstein on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
3/1/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 42 seconds
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[Body By Breath] The 5 P’s of the Parasympathetic Nervous System w/ Jill Miller, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #683

Pre-Order Jill Miller’s new book “Body By Breath” Jill Miller, C-IAYT, ERYT is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up® and The Roll Model® Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, athletics and pain management. She is known as the Teacher’s Teacher and has trained thousands of movement educators, clinicians, and manual therapists to incorporate her paradigm shifting self-care fitness programming into athletic and medical facility programs internationally. As the creator of some of the world's best mobility tools, she has crafted original programs for 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, YogaWorks, and numerous professional sports teams. She and her team of 500+ trainers help you to live better in your body with an emphasis on proprioception, mobility, breath mechanics and recovery. She has presented case studies at the Fascia Research Congress and International Association of Yoga Therapy conferences. She has the rare ability to translate complex physiological and biomechanical information into accessible, relevant moves that help her students transform pain, dysfunction and injury into robust fitness. Jill is the former anatomy columnist for Yoga Journal Magazine and has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, O Magazine, Shape, Men’s Journal, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal, Self, and on the Today Show and Good Morning America. Jill is regularly featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is the creator of dozens of DVD’s including collaborations with Tom Myers, Katy Bowman and Kelly Starrett DPT. She is the author of the internationally bestselling book The Roll Model: A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain, Improve Mobility and Live Better in your Body and contributed a chapter on SMFR to the medical text book Fascia, Function and Medical Applications. Based in Los Angeles, CA, she is a wife and mother of two small children and is currently writing her second book.   Join Jill for her live (and replay) online classes at Union.fit Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Read Jill's articles on the Tune Up Fitness blog here. To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram  
2/22/202354 minutes, 53 seconds
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[Nutrition Coaching] How to Find the Best Nutrition Coach to Achieve Your Goals w/ Precision Nutrition CEO Timothy Jones, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash #682

Timothy Jones is CEO of Precision Nutrition (a behavioral health coaching education and technology company). He holds a B.Ed and MS in Health Science from Western University, and an MBA with a focus in behavioral science from The University of Warwick. His medical research has been published in the Journal of Rheumatology and BMC Family Practice. He’s worked with some of the world’s leading brands and public companies, including Kellogg’s, CML Healthcare, and Procter & Gamble. Prior to joining PN, Timothy co-founded a one-of-kind healthcare startup in partnership with SickKids, which was recently named the top pediatric hospital in the world by Newsweek. He’s been interviewed as a thought leader by Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Thrive Global. In addition to his professional pursuits, Timothy coached football and hockey for nearly 20 years. Today, he mentors a number of his former players. He is also volunteers his time as Diversity & Inclusion Chair and is the incoming Education Officer for YPO Canada.   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests: Connect with TJ at Precision Nutrition Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
2/15/202355 minutes, 18 seconds
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[Training= Rehab] Movement Evaluations for Pain and Performance w/ Dr. Charlie Wiengroff, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dr. Andy Galpin #681

Dr. Charlie Weingroff is one of the most sought-after professionals world-wide in physical therapy and athletic performance. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who has worked with countless A-List celebrities, professional athletes, as well as the general population.   Charlie is currently based in the West Palm Beach, Florida area with facilities in Jupiter, FL, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Boynton Beach, FL, Boca Raton, FL, Coral Springs, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, Manhattan, NYC and surrounding areas.   Charlie is currently Physical Performance Lead and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team, which currently tops all foreign countries with a total of 20 active players in the NBA. He often lectures overseas often, and his relationship with Beijing Yanding Trading Company has brought him through mainland China for the last 5 years.   Previous roles Charlie has held have been Nike Executive Performance Council, Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marine Corps Special Operations Command, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA, and Director of Athletic Development for the Roddick-Grunberg Tennis Academy.    Charlie has consulted for teams in all major North American sports as well as Manchester United and Manchester City in the English Premier League.   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests: Connect with Dr. Charlie Wiengroff Website Facebook Twitter Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dr. Andy Galpin on Instagram  
2/8/202355 minutes, 20 seconds
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[Micronutrients] Why Calories and Macros Are Not Enough for Health Optimization w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner #680

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: Why micronutrients are the base of all chemical and hormonal reactions in the body Why micronutrients are responsible for total health and how good you feel Why micronutrients are overlooked and how this is detrimental to your health How do you know you are getting optimal micronutrients in your diet What your health is missing if you only track your macros   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
1/31/202352 minutes, 58 seconds
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[Joint Pain] How to Effectively Train With Creaky Joints and Old Injuries w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #679

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: How to measure and manage fatigue The benefits of soft tissue work using lacrosse balls and foam rolling Why perfect movement is critical to eliminating joint pain Using isometrics for max effort without risking injury How to develop tendon strength and resilience Why you should be going to a globe gym How to structure workouts around injuries   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
1/25/202346 minutes, 6 seconds
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[Adaptation] How to Reach Your Goals in the Most Efficient and Effective Way w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner #678

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: Principle of Specificity: Why the body gets better at the task you practice most often Exercise selection based on type of muscle contractions (eccentric, concentric, or isometric)  Finding optimal ranges of motion for specific adaptations Variability in external resistance (plates, bands, chains, etc) How to track and measure velocity of the movement  What are force vectors and how you use them for specific adaptations    To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
1/18/202343 minutes, 5 seconds
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[Psoriasis] A 3-Step System to Find Root Cause, Relief, and Symptom Management w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner #677

What is psoriasis. How is it related to other skin issues like eczema, acne, and Rosacea. What is causing the body to overproduce skin cells as a protective measure. What lab tests likely need to be ordered to see immune disfunction and root causes. Topical treatments that help manage symptoms vs. addressing root cause. Are the skin issues the first sign of future issues if the problem is not resolved? What is the role of gut health in healing skin issues? To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
1/11/202341 minutes, 19 seconds
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[Optimal vs. Normal Health] Why Normal Reference Ranges Will Not Lead You to Optimal Health w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #676

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: The spectrum of health from sick, to not sick, and to optimal. Optimal is a word thrown around with ease in the healthy space. What does optimal health look and feel like? Why are the current blood markers in a normal range and not optimal? Where are normal reference ranges created? If you want to know optimal ranges, where do you find them? Why are optimal ranges a better reference point than normal ranges? Hope can you be labeled “healthy” by normal ranges but still have underlying issues that go undetected? To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
1/4/202355 minutes, 42 seconds
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[Testosterone] How to Increase Testosterone by 300% w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Dan Garner and Dr. Andy Galpin Barbell Shrugged #675

Dan Garner is the co-founder of RAPID Health Optimization, which offers high precision, luxury health and performance. His coaching resume is second to none having worked with dozens of professional athletes in 9 different sports. Within his clientele he has worked with three Super Bowl champions, two UFC title winners, an Olympic gold medalist, two Olympic bronze medalists, three hall-of-fame inductees and two all-time world record breakers. Additionally, Coach Garner has created the very popular Ultimate Nutrition Mentorship, Ultimate Training Mentorship, and Cutting Edge Strategies for Physique Transformation certificate programs where personal trainers and fitness professionals undergo an online education process to turn their passion for this industry into a successful and thriving career. In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: 1. Why bloodwork, stool samples, urine, and hair create a full health profile 2.  How micros are the secret to ultimate performance 3.  How to increase testosterone in the shortest amount of time 4.  How confidence can be the secret to increased testosterone 5 Specific supplements for increased testosterone   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram Dr. Andy Galpin on Instagram
12/28/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 30 seconds
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[Sleep] Sleep Studies, Psychological Stressors, Supplements and How to Optimize Your Sleep w/ Josh Ruben, Anders Varner, Doug Larson and Dr. Andy Galpin Barbell Shrugged #674

Josh Ruben is the CEO and founder of Absolute Rest. The most comprehensive and advanced sleep assessment and solution technology on the planet. The only system ever designed that simultaneously diagnoses your sleep 1) environment (air quality, sound, particulates, CO2, etc.), 2) pathology (clinical-grade PSG), 3) behavior and 4) physiology (direct biometric measurements). To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Josh Ruben at Absolute Rest Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
12/21/202256 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Minimal Method: A Minimalist Approach to Healthy Living Without Overwhelming Your Lifestyle w/ Joey Thurman, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #673

Joey Thurman is a health, fitness, nutrition expert, and television contributor/host. He is the author of the new book, “The Minimum Method, The Least You Can do to be a Stronger, Healthier, Happier You”. Joey was named the best trainer in Chicago by the Chicago Sun Times in 2015 and ‪NEWBEAUTY.com‬'s top 3 favorite celebrity trainers. He has appeared on Good Morning America, Live With Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, Sherri Shepherd, Tamron Hall, Watch What Happens Live, Harry Connick Jr, WGN, TEDx, his own Facebook Watch series Home Sweat Home, and many more. Joey’s work has been featured in publications such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Pop Sugar, U.S. News and World Report, NPR, People Magazine, Shape, NY Post, Fitness Magazine, ‪Livestrong.com‬, ‪BodyBuilding.com‬, Daily Burn, Inspiyr, TimeOut Chicago, CaliDiet, The Chicago Sun Times, Beach Body, and many more.  Certifications: Bachelors in Liberal Studies (BLS),  Pain Free Performance Specialist (PPSC), Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Human Movement Specialist (HMS), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), Barefoot Training Specialist (BTS), Heart Rate Performance Specialist (HRPS), Certified Stress Management Coach (CSMC), Certified Sleep Science Coach (CSSC) To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests: Joey Thurman  Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagra Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
12/14/202258 minutes, 15 seconds
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[Body Transformation] Simple Strategies to Getting Shredded w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #672

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: Setting goals for physique transformation How long should you plan for a bulk and cut Strategies for building muscle on a bulk How to handle lagging body parts Time frame for cutting weight and getting shredded Being realistic on the amount of fat you truly need to lose Prep cycles for peak week How to maintain muscle mass when depleted To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
12/7/202259 minutes, 5 seconds
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[Recovery] How to Build a Resilient Physiology w/ Anders Varner Doug Larson, and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #671

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: How to define resilience Understanding psychology vs physiological resilience What are the biomarkers of resilience Cortisol wakening response and how it relates to stress response Is balance possible between stress and recovery How much stress can you body handle before physiology begins to break down How resilience builds confidence in getting through hard times How purpose can be the driver of resilience Where resilience will show up in your labs How to differentiate between recovery and resilience To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
11/30/202248 minutes, 23 seconds
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[Cholesterol] How to Read Bloodwork for Lipids, Triglycerides, and Fatty Acids w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #670

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: What are lipids What is cholesterol The difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol Why there is no such thing as “good” or “bad” cholesterol What are the bloodwork numbers for optimal cholesterol What is the perfect ratio of HDL and LDL Ratios for Triglycerides to HDL for optimal health Mechanisms for regulating cholesterol in the liver Why saturated fats are not bad and how your body uses them Cholesterols role in testosterone production To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
11/23/202245 minutes, 47 seconds
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[Creatine] The #1 Supplement for Bigger Muscles, Brains, and Bones w/ Dr. Darren Candow, Anders Varner and Doug Larson Barbell Shrugged #669

Dr. Darren Candow, PhD, CSEP-CEP, is a Full Professor and Associate Dean-Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies, University of Regina.  Dr. Candow supervises the Aging Muscle and Bone Health Laboratory and serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and Biogerontology.  Dr. Candow has received over $1.5 million in research funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, and the Nutricia Research Foundation and has published over 100 journal and knowledge dissemination articles involving exercise and nutrition.  Dr. Candow also serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for TDF Sports.  In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: Why creatine is so widely accepted supplement in the scientific community What happens when you digest creatine How creatine increases performance in the gym Why creatine does not cause you to hold on to water The three phases of creatine cycle How creatine affects muscle, brain, and bone tissue How creatine can help with traumatic brain injuries. How creatine can be used for children Creatine’s affect on menstrual cycle How creatine improves bone mineral density To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Dr. Darren Candow on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
11/16/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 19 seconds
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[Dementia and Alzheimer’s] Evidence Based Strategies to Reduce Risk of Dementia and Alzheimers w/ Dr. Tommy Wood, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Dr. Andy Galpin Barbell Shrugged #668

Tommy Wood is a Senior Fellow in the Pediatrics Department at the University of Washington, and Chief Scientific Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, an online-based company using advanced biochemical testing to optimize performance in athletes. Tommy was born in the US to Icelandic and British parents (which means he has three passports in two different names). He was predominantly raised in the UK, but also spent periods of time at school in Iceland, Germany, and France. Tommy received a bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences and Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge before studying medicine at the University of Oxford. He worked as a junior doctor in central London for two years after medical school, and then moved to Norway to complete a PhD in physiology and neuroscience at the University of Oslo. Tommy is currently President-elect of Physicians for Ancestral Health, he is a director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Icelandic Health Symposium, and is on the scientific advisory board of Hintsa Performance. Tommy has also coached and competed in multiple sports including rowing, CrossFit, powerlifting, and ultra-endurance racing. Alongside his career in medicine and research, Tommy has published and spoken on multiple topics surrounding functional and ancestral approaches to health, including examining the root causes of multiple sclerosis and insulin resistance. In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: Why brain health is not a fixed state and can be upgraded throughout life Why we are so good at the physical and struggle to understand brain health Early onset vs. late onset cognitive decline Why early onset Alzheimers is not modifiable Why late onset Alzheimers is 90% of cases and can see improvements  Differences between Alzheimers and Dementia Why physical fitness is so important to brain health   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Dr. Tommy Wood on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
11/9/20221 hour, 14 minutes
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[Testosterone + Gut Health] How to Avoid TRT by Healing Your Gut w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: Understanding the theory of constraints in your physiology Why doctors use testosterone as a catch all for so many symptoms Why TRT is not the answer to low testosterone in your labs Why alcohol can be detrimental to long term gut health and leaky gut How alcohol affects testosterone Why low testosterone is not the root cause of low energy, brain fog, and decreased libido Why testosterone is a system dysfunction and quick fixes will not solve the root cause of the problem To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
11/2/202252 minutes, 14 seconds
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**Bonus Episode** Metabolism Made Simple w/ Sam Miller and Anders Varner Barbell Shrugged #666

The conventional approach to dieting is fundamentally flawed. Metabolism Made Simple offers a better solution. You can change your body and your health for the better without quick-fix gimmicks or fad diets. In Metabolism Made Simple, health, fitness, and nutrition expert Sam Miller provides a wealth of readily understandable science, easily followed systems, and repeatable strategies. He exposes the real reasons why many diets fail and helps you avoid preventable pitfalls on your way to your goals. Using clear language, he guides you to achieving optimal health or your ideal physique. It’s time for a nutritional intervention that promotes metabolic health, extends longevity, and puts you in control of your body. Ditch the diet fads forever. Instead, take advantage of an individualized, transformational approach. There is no reason to wait. PURCHASE “METABOLISM MADE SIMPLE” In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: The intersection of Diet Culture and Nutrition Stress and Energy as the foundation of your metabolism The S.H.R.E.D.S. formula for Biofeedback  The differences between perception and practice in optimizing metabolism 5 M’s of metabolism Pros and Cons of Popular Diet Styles   Sam Miller has more than a decade of experience as a health, fitness, and nutrition coach. His programs help coaches and health professionals improve their clients’ results.  A popular online educator, podcast host, and mentor, he consistently offers simple, strategic methods for transformation and translates complex concepts into leverage for any health and fitness goal. His workshops, classes, and specialization programs have served over 2,500 coaches worldwide.  He has been a featured speaker for companies like LinkedIn and a content contributor for industry titans such as Barbell Shrugged, Muscle Intelligence, T-Nation, Elite FTS, and more. He is a certified nutritionist and licensed, board-certified health practitioner who holds a master’s degree from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science from Elon University. To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Sam Miller on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
11/1/202245 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Three R’s of Building Resilience w/ Emily Hightower, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Dr. Andy Galpin Barbell Shrugged #665

As an Educator and Coach at SH/FT, Emily Hightower leverages her expertise in the neurophysiology of trauma and resilience to help clients master their stress response and improve their quality of life. By combining over 25 years of experience as a breathing expert, yoga teacher, river guide, and wilderness EMT, Emily empowers high performers to disrupt limits, align with nature, and heal their bodies and minds. Emily developed SH/FT’s Skill of Stress course and teaches the N=1 Exposure Experience and Mentorship program with Brian MacKenzie. Her experiential teaching approach enables clients to understand and direct their stress response to drive optimal performance under pressure while promoting long-term balance. Before joining SH/FT, Emily founded Intrinsic, where she helped combat veterans, athletes, and clients recovering from substance abuse resolve past traumas and gain clarity using a science-based approach and tools such as breath, exposure, somatic yoga, archery, and integrative nutrition. Earlier in her career, Emily’s practice was based in a neurology clinic, where she integrated her approach with cutting-edge neuroscience and research. Her clients include the United States Special Operations Command Adaptive Care Unit and other Veterans services in the US and Abroad. She also served as the Education Director for the Headwaters Institute, facilitating river education seminars on 28 watersheds in the US and Chile. Emily is a Master Yoga Teacher with 16,000+ hours of teaching experience specializing in Pranayama Breathing. She lives with her husband, Brian Hightower, and their son and loves to ski, run rivers, and bow hunt. In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: How to participate with you physiology and stop fighting it How respiration affects your state of being How to test CO2 sensitivity How to test your metabolic fitness through breath work How to get someone to calm down without telling them to calm down The three R’s of building resilience Why movement is so important to connect with breathing and bracing Surface work vs. Deep work Should you be meditating or hyperventilating to build resilience To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Emily Hightower on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Dr. Andy Galpin on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
10/26/20221 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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​​[ENERGY] Why You Do Not Have It and How to Get Tons of It w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #664

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: Why stimulants and coffee will not solve your energy problems Pros and Cons of “smart” drugs How small efforts of exercise can significantly improve your energy Why exercise is important for energy as you age How morning walks can optimize circadian rhythm and improve energy Melatonin's role in clearing cellular debris and repairing mitochondria Understanding energy systems and how to train them How micronutrient deficiencies effect energy levels   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram
10/19/202255 minutes, 37 seconds
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[TRT]  Natural Testosterone Support Without the Shots, Pellets, Creams, and Gels w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #663

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: When is the right time to talk to your doctor about TRT Why lower testosterone can be a good thing When is TRT the right decision DHEA and additional androgenic options Recommended dosing if you want to take TRT How gut health affects testosterone efficiency How environmental pollutants and toxicity affect total testosterone levels Is Clomid a healthy alternative to TRT How micronutrient deficiencies affect testosterone levels   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram ————————————————  Please Support Our Sponsors Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover
10/12/202257 minutes, 25 seconds
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[NUTRITION 101] The Exact Calories, Macros, and Micronutrients to Fuel Performance and Optimize Health w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #662

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: How to determine total calories for your goals Why maintenance calories are important for body composition and health Why calories determine the size of your body Understanding energy balance and finding your activity multiplier How to properly increase and decrease your caloric intake to reach your goals Macronutrient breakdown for aesthetics and performance goals Why macros determine body composition How to find the right amount of protein for your goals Why micronutrients are so easily overlooked and what you are missing How to get all your vitamins and minerals even if you hate vegetables To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram ————————————————  Please Support Our Sponsors Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover
10/5/202248 minutes, 14 seconds
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[STRESS MANAGEMENT] How to Assess Stress, Reduce Injury and Build Confidence Without Burnout w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #661

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: Why the depth jump is a great indicator of total stress load Relationship between injury and total stress When should you adjust workout intensity based on stress assessments Benefits of blood flow restriction for hypertrophy and lower volume training days The difference between performance coach and sport psychologist  How to develop confidence through preparation    To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram ————————————————  Please Support Our Sponsors Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover
9/28/202248 minutes, 38 seconds
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[Listener QA] Alcohol and Brain Size, Increasing Protein and Micronutrient Absorption, and Blood Flow Restriction for Hypertrophy w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #660

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: How alcohol affects brain size and the latest research  Cognitive changes caused by alcohol volume and frequency Guidelines for improving micronutrient absorption. How to improve protein digestion and absorption How to use blood flow restriction to improve hypertrophy When is the best time to incorporate blood flow restriction Potential issues to BFR and why you need specialized equipment   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram ————————————————  Please Support Our Sponsors Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover
9/21/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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[LIBIDO] The Biochemistry of Improving Your Sex Drive w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #659

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn: The internal mechanisms that create your sex drive. How psychological, hormonal, and functional dysfunction impacts sex drive. The biochemistry of boners The nervous system’s response to sexual arousal The psychology of porn addiction Supplementation that can improve your sex drive Impacts of chronic fatigue on sex drive How estrogen and testosterone influence sex drive Hormonal changes during pregnancy that heighten sex drive How aging affects your libido They affect of marijuana and alcohol on sex drive Hair loss medication and erectile dysfunction symptoms To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com Connect with our guests: Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram Dan Garner on Instagram ————————————————  Please Support Our Sponsors Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover
9/14/202257 minutes, 22 seconds
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[OPTIMIZING TRAINING PROGRAMS] Why “One Size Fits All” Fails For Optimal Results w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #658

Travis Mash has been strength training for over 21 years and has been working with athletes on their strength, speed, and athletic performance for over 15 years. Travis has worked with athletes and non-athletes of all levels from NFL and Olympic hopefuls, to 7-year-olds just starting out, to a 70-year-old senior seeking increased mobility.    Travis is a published author for several strength and conditioning journals and continues to work with several colleges such as University of North Carolina, Wake Forest University, Appalachian State University, and Wofford University.    Travis is a current world champion in powerlifting and has held the all-time pound-for-pound world record. He was also an Olympic hopeful in weightlifting and was recruited for the U.S. men’s bobsled team. Having been a world champion, Travis is able to share his champion mentality with his athletes and non-athletes alike.   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————    Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover
9/7/202239 minutes, 4 seconds
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[THYROID] Function, Dysfunction, Brain Chemistry, and Autoimmunity w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #657

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The Thyroid’s impact on weight gain What is the function of the thyroid What causes thyroid dysfunction The relationship between hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and thyroid Thyroids role in autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s and Grave’s disease How gut health affects the thyroid How Vitamin A regulates the thyroid Parathyroid and thyroid connection How birth control can affect thyroid function Thyroid’s role in impacting brain chemistry The thyroid’s role in your menstrual cycle   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————    Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover
8/31/202246 minutes, 49 seconds
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[Constipation] A Five Step System for Perfect Poops w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #656

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why adding water can help eliminate constipation Why “more fiber” may not be the answer to better bowels. Which magnesium supplement is optimal for reducing constipation. Why you need to buy a squatty potty for your best pooping position. How exercise improves motility. Why coffee and caffeine are important to morning movement The best natural stool bulkers Stool Softeners that you can get through your nutrition What are the best stool lubricants What are Osmotic Laxatives and how to add them to your nutrition Saline Laxatives for improved bowel function   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————    Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
8/24/202254 minutes, 59 seconds
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Personalized Supplementation to Optimize Health w/ ME Biosciences and Black Lab Sports Founder JP O'Brien and Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Dr. Andy Galpin Barbell Shrugged #655

Jean-Paul (JP), CEO and Managing Director at Black Lab X, is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and community builder. O'Brien is on a mission to inspire, activate, and hyper-enable scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, elite athletes, and creatives to design and build a beautiful future for all of humanity. Black Lab builds and invests in HumanTech ventures, with themes centered around Longevity, Consciousness, Community, and Environment.    Get Your ME Biosciences Recovery Pack Here: https://www.mebiosciences.com/shrugged   O'Brien is also Founder and CEO of Me Biosciences, Inc., a precision nutrition and human performance company, is President of Flywheel Project, a 501(c)3 education non-profit, is a Lead Mentor with Techstars, earned his B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, where he played D1 lacrosse and football, and on the weekends, he can be found playing lacrosse, skiing, and trail-running the foothills of Colorado.   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests:   JP O’Brien on LinkedIn   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   Andy Galpin on Instagram   ————————————————    Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
8/17/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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Optimal Health, Nutrition, and Training for Life to Thrive on Mars with NASA Humanworks Chief Cody Burkhart w/ Anders Varner, Dan Garner, and Dr. Andy Galpin Barbell Shrugged #654

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged we cover:   Why physical fitness is important in space. How zero gravity changes your physiology and creates complexity to human movement. What is needed to sustain health on the moon or mars. How to build and maintain muscle in zero gravity. How to optimize your nutrition living in space How optimal health in space can help us better understand the human body on earth.  The latest technological breakthroughs in optimal health for astronauts living in space.   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests:   Cody Burkhart on LinkedIn   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   Andy Galpin on Instagram   ————————————————    Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
8/10/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 48 seconds
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[Listener QA] The Best Gut Health Cleanse, Are Naps Killing Your Sleep, Parasites in Your Gut, New Research of the Nervous System, and Improving Recovery Using Hyperbaric Chambers w/ Anders Varner, Dan Garner, and Dr. Andy Galpin Barbell Shrugged #653

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged we cover:   Are naps beneficial or harmful for optimal sleep? What are the most common mistakes you see when people undertake a gut cleanse?  What are some of the key things anyone undertaking a gut cleanse should be doing/not doing? How to get rid of a parasite?  Are parasites related to skin problems, and if so, how?  Any new research around the nervous system and it’s impact on general health   What is your opinion on hyperbaric oxygen therapy for recovery and do you recommend/use with your athletes?   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests:   Andy Galpin on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————    Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
8/3/20221 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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[Stress] A Root Cause Approach to Relief and Resilience w/ Brian Mackenzie, Anders Varner and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #652

Brian Mackenzie is an innovator and pioneer in developing and applying custom protocols to optimize human health and performance. His work harnesses and integrates respiratory (breathing), movement, strength, conditioning, and endurance-based training approaches to elicit unprecedented positive results. His protocols and programs have been used to accelerate and raise mental and physical performance in world-class Olympic and professional athletes, musicians, actors, top executives, elite military operators, prisoners in institutions, and the health of people suffering from chronic and pathological issues.   Brian’s work is voluntarily and repeatedly subjected to rigorous 3rd party scientific testing, re-testing, and improvement, at top institutions. He has been contracted, and his work is involved in research projects at Stanford University School of Medicine, California State University Fullerton, San Francisco State University, and the UFC Performance Institute.   Brian is himself a highly accomplished practitioner. He completed the Ironman (Canada, 2004) and completed the Western States 100-mile and The Angeles Crest 100-mile runs using adapted training protocols he developed to improve performance.    He is the co-founder of The Art of Breath, a division of SHIFT that teaches a principles-based approach to breath & performance. Brian has also co-authored the book Power Speed Endurance, The New York Times Best Seller UnBreakable Runner, and UnPlugged, which assesses the integration of emergent technology and human performance.    He has voluntarily integrated and run his program at San Quentin State Prison with tremendous success. His programs have been featured in Outside Magazine, Men’s Health, Runners World, Triathlete Magazine, Men’s Journal, and periodicals such as The Economist. Brian and his protocols have been featured in 2 of Timothy Ferriss’ New York Times bestselling books, including: “The 4-Hour Body” and “Tools of Titans” and Scott Carney’s New York Times best-seller “What Doesn't Kill Us.”   Brian is the Founder & Creative Director of SHIFT, Co-Founder and President of The Health and Human Performance Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to researching how breath and innate tools can optimize and help health and human performance. In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged we cover:   Brian’s path to finding breath work Common misconceptions about using breath work for training The difference between relief and resilience Finding root causes and eliminating negative stressors How physiology impacts stress response How to begin your own breath work practice   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests:   Brian Mackenzie on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————    Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
7/27/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 43 seconds
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[Listener QA] How to Improve Mitochondrial Function, Strength Training for Jiu Jitsu, Is Sauna or Cold Plunge Good for Recovery, and Kidney Markers , w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #651

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged we cover:   How to balance jiu jitsu and strength training. Sport specific training versus broad general fitness training. Benefits and drawbacks of sauna or cold plunge post workout. Building a menu of down regulation and recovery techniques. How to improve Mitochondrial Function. Blood work markers for kidney function.   To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————    Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
7/20/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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FITAID Co-Founder and President Aaron Hinde w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #650

A fitness enthusiast and former chiropractor with a passion for making the world a healthier place, Dr. Aaron Hinde saw a genuine need for cleaner, more functional products in the beverage landscape, over a decade ago.    After assisting more than 5,000 individuals on the road to recovery in his chiropractic practice, Hinde envisioned a way to help the masses get off sugary drinks and improve their overall health, one sip at a time.    In 2011, he co-founded LIFEAID Beverage Company, dedicated to providing individuals with active lifestyles with a functional beverage made with ‘only the good stuff, none of the junk.’    LIFEAID products are specially formulated, packed with high-quality vitamins and supplements in both low- calorie and zero-sugar options which never contain any artificial flavors or sweeteners.    Each blend has its own custom ingredients, providing a range of benefits—from optimizing post-workout recovery to aiding in mental clarity and boosting your natural energy.    Hinde’s background in nutrition and his unique eye for entrepreneurship, paired with his wit and charisma, have made him an enticing choice for a variety of media appearances.   In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged we cover:     Overcoming the adversity after having your house burn down and losing everything Building a community through culture How FITAID competes and succeeds against giants in their industry How FITAID commits to their employees and builds culture in the organization New products, focus, and fulfilling on promises to their clients     To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————    Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
7/13/202252 minutes, 52 seconds
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[Mental Health] A 6 Step Approach Connecting Mind, Body, and Nutrition w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #649

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged we cover:     A framework for understanding mental health and physiology The relationship between the mind and the body How physiology follows psychology How to turn your thoughts into character traits How come prescriptions and medications can make mental health worse How sleep is the gateway to improving mental health Blood sugar management and how it affects mood Why broad solutions to improve mental health will not work Coaching the person before you coach their mental health issues Supplementation that positively affect mental health The process of creating and excreting dopamine and serotonin The impacts of B6 and Magnesium for mental health     To learn more, please go to https://rapidhealthreport.com   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————    Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
7/6/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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[Listener QA] Eating for Performance vs. Longevity, Managing Stress Hormones, Coaching Professional Athletes, and Micronutrient Depletion, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #648

In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged you will learn:     What is the most optimal way to time micronutrients for better sleep? How can the average person get tested to get an idea on their stress hormones?  How to position your services to work with professional athletes? What are the major similarities and differences in eating for performance vs. longevity. The most effective way to taper for a competition. What micronutrients are depleted by using ADHD medication?       Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————    Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/29/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to get Eight Perfect Hours of Sleep w/ Matteo Franceschetti, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Dr. Andy Galpin Barbell Shrugged #647

Matteo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, the world's leading sleep enhancement company. Named one of the Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics by Fast Company, Eight is redesigning the traditional concept of a mattress, by developing cutting-edge AI and machine learning models to track bio signals during sleep to optimize body recovery and rest.    Prior to Eight, Matteo co-founded and led GIR (acquired in 2014) and Global Investment (acquired 2011), two companies in the renewable energy space. Matteo has been Co-Chair at FWD.us and Mentor at Techstars, Microsoft Bizpark and the NYU Summer Launchpad Program. He is also a Member of the Forbes Technology Council.   Born in Italy and currently living in NYC, Matteo graduated magna cum laude with a Law degree from University of Ferrara. He was a member of the Italian Bar Association while working as a lawyer in the finance practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy, both part of the Magic Circle of British's elite law firms.   Connect with our guests:   Matteo Franceschetti   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Dr. Andy Galpin on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/22/202258 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Path to Elite Performance w/ Hunter Elam, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #646

2x Team USA Weightlifting World Team Member, Pan-American Game Team Member, and National Champion.   Hunter has been weightlifting at an elite level for five years, establishing an incredible resume. She found weightlifting through CrossFit but was a well rounded athlete growing up playing soccer, basketball and volleyball.    Hunter is an ambassador for women’s strength sports. Being strong is one of the most empowering and rewarding journeys you can pursue.   Connect with our guests:   Hunter Elam Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/15/202254 minutes, 1 second
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[Hormone Dysfunction] Birth Control, TRT, HRT, and Toxicity w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #645

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How Birth Control can reduce testosterone by 70% Birth controls affects on your physique How to pick the right birth control What are drug induced nutrient depletions  How to best handle menopause and andropause What happens when you do not have a cycle for 5+ years What is wrong with TRT and HRT How heavy metal and toxicity affect your hormones   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/8/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 54 seconds
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[Physique Transformation] How Hormones Help Build Muscle and Burn Fat w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #644

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The relationship between testosterone and cortisol The relationship between calories, macronutrients, and micronutrients Why micronutrients matter for achieving a lean physique Optimal hormone ratios for physique transformation  How does menstrual cycle affect performance Understanding gut health and it’s affects on physique Stabilizing hormones as a sign of health   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/1/202257 minutes, 41 seconds
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[Testosterone] How to Naturally Optimize Testosterone Without Drugs, Doctors, and Destructive Diets w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #643

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The role of testosterone in health and performance How micronutrient deficiencies can lead to sub-optimal testosterone levels How excess body fat turns testosterone into estrogen The relationship between cortisol and testosterone Practical advice on how to optimize your testosterone levels   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/25/202257 minutes, 46 seconds
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[Micronutrients] Why Calories and Macros Are Not Enough for Health Optimization w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #642

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why micronutrients are the base of all chemical and hormonal reactions in the body Why micronutrients are responsible for total health and how good you feel Why micronutrients are overlooked and how this is detrimental to your health How do you know you are getting optimal micronutrients in your diet What your health is missing if you only track your macros   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover at eightsleep.com/shrugged   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/18/202256 minutes, 56 seconds
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[Goal Setting] The Exact Process for Measuring Progress for Your Goals w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #641

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The best objective measures for measuring progress How to use subjective measures to see success How subjective measures should be used to build training programs What specific measurements matter most for muscle How to know if you are overtrained and under recovered    Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/11/202251 minutes, 50 seconds
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[Cortisol] The Science and Function of the Stress Hormone w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #640

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Understanding the stress response system What is the function of cortisol Why you struggle adapting to stress The myth of adrenal fatigue The difference between chronic and acute stress on your physiology   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Eight Sleep - Save $150 on the Pod Pro and Pod Pro Cover   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/4/202254 minutes, 28 seconds
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[Hydration] Salt, Water, Magnesium and Health Optimization w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #639

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The optimal amount of water you need to drink in a day. The role of salt in optimal hydration Why your drinking a ton of water and still dehydrated Why dehydration is killing your progress in the gym Proper hydration and supplementation protocol   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
4/27/202251 minutes, 39 seconds
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[Gut Health] The Epicenter of Health Optimization w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #638

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why the gut is so important for optimal health. What causes poor gut health and how to avoid it How important is a stool sample to find potential hidden stressors What your poop can tell you about your health Ways to improve gut health   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
4/20/202249 minutes, 26 seconds
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[Optimal Bodyweight] How to Live Lean Without Bodyweight Fluctuations w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #637

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why maintaining a healthy bodyweight is so hard Why health is the key ingredient to maintaining a healthy weight The myth that you cannot build muscle and lose fat the same time  The importance of feeding your lean body The mental and emotional benefits of maintaining a health weight   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
4/13/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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[Velocity Based Training] How to Use Velocity Based Training for Strength, Speed, and Performance w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #636

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Louie Simmons death and impact on the strength world How to use velocity based training for hypertrophy How to use velocity based training for max strength and speed How to use velocity based training for functional fitness athletes What lifts should and shouldn’t use velocity    Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
4/6/202256 minutes, 13 seconds
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[Inflammation] The Surprising Link Between Nutrition, Muscle, and Inflammation w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #635

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is inflammation why does your body have it How inflammation can improve performance The difference between Good and Bad inflammation Proper ways to reduce inflammation What is Chronic vs. Acute Inflammation   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/30/202251 minutes, 19 seconds
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[Immune System] The Single System In Charge of Building Muscle, Losing Fat, and Reducing Stress w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #634

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why the immune system matters Immune system and stress Immune system and fat loss Immune system muscle building How to Optimize Your Immune System    Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/23/20221 hour, 14 seconds
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[Blood Sugar] The Most Optimal Way to Control Blood Sugar w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #633

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What to look for in lab work about your glucose levels What Doctors will not tell you about your glucose levels How to know if you are pre-pre-diabetic Why normal range for your glucose levels could be a bad thing How to regulate blood glucose and why it is important   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/16/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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[Bloodwork] What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You About Your Bloodwork w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #632

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why blood chemistry is trusted world wide What tests should you get when doing blood work What are hidden markers your doctor may not be seeing How often should you get bloodwork Performance, health, and longevity through bloodwork testing   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/9/202258 minutes, 22 seconds
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[Immune System] Why Optimal Nutrition Starts with the Immune System w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Coach Travis Mash and Dan Garner Barbell Shrugged #631

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is the immune system Why the immune system is responsible for building muscle How gut health impacts the immune system Understanding recovery and its impact on the immune system How to optimize your immune system for performance   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dan Garner on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/2/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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[Peptides] The New Frontier in Performance Enhancement w/ Dr. Ryan Greene, Dr. Andy Glapin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #630

Dr. Greene is an osteopathic physician (D.O.) specializing in human performance, sports medicine, nutrition and the most cutting-edge recovery methods available. Dr. Greene’s principal belief is that integration of a constantly collaborative, holistic, evidence-based practice amongst health and wellness practitioners is crucial for an individual’s sustained success.    Dr. Greene serves as principal medical advisor at Monarch Athletic Club in West Hollywood, the first private, sustainable health and wellness facility delivering traditional training services combined with physician directed, evidence-based integrative medical intervention. The facility’s key principles include training, recovery, nutrition, metabolic/genetic optimization, and mind-body enhancement.    Visit Monarch Athletic Club   Dr. Greene also serves as Medical Director of Reset by Therabody. Reset is the revolutionary brainchild of Dr. Jason Wersland, Founder of Theragun, as a space in which an individual may appreciate the many benefits of evidence-based and medically directed therapeutic recovery technologies to reset and recharge Mind, Body and Soul.    Additionally, Dr. Greene currently serves as the corporate medical advisor for The Madera Group, where his focus is not only on offering concierge health and wellness consultations to The Madera Group and its employees, but also as a medical consultant on menu development across the group’s culinary concepts: Toca Madera and Tocaya Organica. Dr. Greene strives to ensure the nutritional soundness of every menu item at each of the group’s venues.   Dr. Greene earned his Master’s of Science (M.S.) in Exercise Physiology, Immunology and Human Nutrition at University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign). He completed post-graduate medical training at Dartmouth and The Mayo Clinic during which time he collaborated with a wide array of leading medical experts culminating in numerous published research efforts. He is currently a fellow of the world-renowned University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil, MD.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Emerging science around peptides Why peptides are beneficial for recovery  Why peptides are a safe tool for recovery Limitations on current research in the emerging science Are peptides right for you?   Connect with our guests:   Dr. Ryan Greene   Dr. Andy Galpin   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
2/23/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds
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What Separates PhD Strength Coaches from the Masses w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #629

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why getting your PhD is so hard in strength and conditioning How to create research using athletes versus college students Why getting your PhD has become so popular in our field Why getting your PhD is important for coaches Should you get your PhD?   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
2/16/20221 hour, 25 seconds
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How Often Should You Get Blood Work w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #628

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: How Often Should you get blood work done What markers are the most important What can you learn from your blood work Markers that your doctor may be missing What the standard blood panels missing and was you can do about it   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
2/9/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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Using Technology to Monitor Athletes w/ Phoenix Coyote’s High Performance Director Devan McConnell, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #627

Devan McConnell is the Phoenix Coyote’s High Performance Director responsible for maximizing performance, minimizing injury risk, optimizing fitness and nutrition levels and executing comprehensive training regiments for all Coyotes and Roadrunners players and club prospects.   Devan McConnell joins the Coyotes from the New Jersey Devils where he served as their Director of Performance Science and Reconditioning. In this role, he oversaw the integration and application of sport and performance science technologies, systems and practices. McConnell also assisted with the day-to-day performance training of all NHL athletes in the Devils organization, the return-to-play training of injured athletes and the organizational vision and directive of the Performance department at both the NHL and AHL levels.    Prior to his time in New Jersey, the Lake Stevens, Washington native previously served as the Head of Hockey Performance and Sport Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He was responsible for the oversight and development of all aspects of physical development for the ice hockey team.     McConnell also previously served as the Sports Performance Coordinator at Stanford University from 2008-11 where he worked closely with the women's basketball team as well as the men's and women's volleyball programs. All these teams were regulars in the NCAA tournament. During his time at Stanford, women's basketball competed in three consecutive Final Fours while the women's volleyball team competed in two Final Fours and the men's volleyball program won the 2010 NCAA Championship.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What technology is used to monitor athletes  What metrics matter for optimal performance How to optimize performance with in season and offseason periodization Can you predict injury before it happens Sleep, recovery, and maximizing performance   Connect with our guests:   Connect with Devan McConnell   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
2/2/20221 hour, 1 minute, 57 seconds
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Testosterone School w/ Ali Gilbert, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #626

A two-time Golf Digest Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professional & Trainer, Ali Weingroff has become highly sought after for her unique approach to training that combines nutrition, training, and lifestyle hacks to alter body composition and optimize metabolism.   Ali found her passion in optimizing men’s and women’s health working alongside industry-leading medical practitioners building an authoritative network to empower men and women with the proper understanding of what true health optimization is. She has founded AliWeingroff.com (formerly Ali-Gilbert.com), offering remote + local consulting + training services, as well as Metabolic Golf, the world’s most effective golf fitness training program. Her clientele consists of busy professionals who aspire to become stronger, optimize their health, plus conquer nutrition.   She lectures internationally and nationally on various health topics in both the medical and fitness arenas.   Ali holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from Springfield College, and holds certifications through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Level 3 Fitness Professional, NSCA as a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, FMS Certified Level II, CFSC, FRCMs & SFG 1.   Ali is currently sitting for her Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner Certification. She is regularly featured on podcasts and publications on the topic of testosterone, metabolism, and golf fitness.   Ali resides in Greenwich, CT & Jupiter, FL, and enjoys snowboarding, deadlifting, and strong coffee.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Common misconceptions about testosterone What is testosterone school Why you should get functional diagnostics completed The most optimal way to increase testosterone How does sleep and training affect testosterone   CHECK OUT TESTOSTERONE SCHOOL   Connect with our guests:   Connect with Ali Gilbert   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
1/26/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to be a World Class Coach w/ Mike Bledsoe, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #625

Mike Bledsoe is a leadership and performance coach who specializes in developing coaches to actualize their full potential. CEO of The Strong Coach, helping coaches build 6 & 7 figure coaching businesses, and co-founder of Training Camp for the Soul, an emotional resilience training program. He leaves nothing off the table when it comes to creating and attaining the vision for his clients & and himself. Pulling from an eclectic toolset he cultivates leaders through physical, mental, emotional and spiritual practices.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The 10 Year Anniversary of Barbell Shrugged Lessons learned from interviewing the best coaches in fitness and health The Strong Coach Summit The best way to attend coaching masterminds and summits Why mindset is the number one thing holding coaches back   The Strong Coach Summit   Connect with our guests:   Connect with Mike Bledsoe   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
1/19/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 16 seconds
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How Jim Droke Lost 20 Pounds in 16 Weeks in the Diesel Dad Mentorship w/ Jim Droke, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #624

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why behavior habits are at the cornerstone of the Diesel Dad Mentorship Why working with a coach is the fast track to meeting your goals How not having skin in the game is why you do not hit your goals The mindset of success built in the Diesel Dad Mentorship Why transformations start with building a growth mindset   Connect with our guests:   Connect with Jim Droke   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
1/12/202241 minutes, 47 seconds
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Building a Transformative Mindset w/ Dr. Kasey Jo Orvidas, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #623

Kasey holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and is a certified health and fitness coach, her expertise is in mindset and health behavior change. She has transformed hundreds of lives (and minds) in her coaching career, while also being published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals for her research exploring the relationship between our mindset and our health and fitness behaviors. Kasey places a strong emphasis on the importance of not just what we say to our clients, but how – and uses her unique background to efficiently and effectively communicate with clients to help them create sustainable lifestyle changes. She teaches other coaches how to do this too, via the Health Mindset Coaching Certification and other mentorship opportunities. In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why so many people sabotage their results before even getting started Developing a growth mindset for long term results Why a positive mindset can help you overcome obstacles The foundation of a growth mindset Why transformations start with building a growth mindset   Connect with our guests:   Dr. Kasey Jo Orvidas on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
1/5/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Greatest Powerlifter of All Time Ed Coan, Dr. Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #622

Throughout his active career in international powerlifting competition Ed Coan has set over 71 world records in powerlifting.[4] He became the lightest person to cross the 2,400 lb. barrier in the powerlifting total (a sum of three lifts: the deadlift, bench, and squat). He set an all-time powerlifting record total at 2,463 pounds, even though at the time he was not in the heaviest weight class.   Coan's best result in a drug tested international competition is 1,035 kg (2,282 lbs) in the 100 kg weight class at the 1994 IPF Senior World Championships.[5] establishing a new world record at the time. Even though serving a lifetime ban from the IPF for doping, today Coan is among some people still acknowledged and regarded a legend in the world of powerlifting and spends much of his time mentoring young lifters coming into the sport.[3]   Coan's best single ply lifts: Squat - 1019 lbs (~462 kg) Bench press - 584 lbs (~265 kg) Deadlift - 901 lbs (~409 kg)[6] raw by today's standards with only singlet and belt       Total: 2463.6 lbs (1117.5 kg)   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why playing the long game wins in strength The perfect deadlift set up Why feel is the most important coaching tool for strength Setting 30+ world records in a career Why competing can hinder your progress   Connect with our guests:   Ed Coan on Instagram   Dr. Andy Galpin on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
12/29/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to Have Elite Strength For Your Entire Life w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #621

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What are the best training percentages for staying injury free How to maintain muscle late into life How neurological adaptations play a roll in lifelong strength Why staying strong is easier than getting strong The perfect training plan for lifelong strength   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
12/22/202158 minutes, 15 seconds
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Why Sleep Is the Secret to Increase Testosterone with Sam Miller, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #620

After a life changing traumatic brain injury Sam has spent the last 14 years separating the truth from the garbage, and sharing his quest for health, fitness and nutrition knowledge with the world. Sam built his reputation as an online coach, educator, and mentor dedicated to providing simple, yet strategic ways to amplify your results either as a coach or in your own transformation.    Sam has been featured as a 2x Fortune 500 Speaker at companies like Linkedin. He has also been a masterclass instructor for top certifications like Nutritional Coaching Institute and in 2019 alone, Sam guided and mentored 100+ coaches.   In addition to his practical coaching and mentorship experience he has been featured as a contributor, content creator, or guest for brands like Barbell Shrugged, T-Nation, Elite FTS, Next Level Human, and the Primal Health Coach Institute!   In short, Sam Miller is extremely passionate about his craft!   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is the SHREDS model Why is sleep so closely linked to testosterone How important is sleep to hormone balance How does hunger and stress tell the story of hormone balance Why is testosterone so important for fat loss and muscle gain   Connect with our guests:   Follow Sam Miller on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
12/15/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to Build a Strength Seminar w/ Zach Even-Esh, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #619

Founder of The Underground Strength Gym (Manasquan, NJ) which started in 2002 out of my parents garage & backyard. Became one of the earliest pioneers in the warehouse gym business for strength & conditioning.    - Creator of The Underground Strength Coach Certification. Over 1,000 Certified Coaches around the world.   - Creator of The SSPC Certification (Strength & Sports Performance Coach).    - Consulting & training of athletes / coaches since 2002 on full time basis.   - Consulting for D1 Athletes, D1 Coaches, Tier 1 Military & Organizations Focused on Optimizing Human Performance on All Fronts (Mind, Body, Life, Business).   - Best Selling Author, The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength & Conditioning   - Daily Consulting / Coaching: I consult with athletes & coaches from around the world, sharing my knowledge in training as well as business building for strength & conditioning coaches / performance coaches.    Here are just some of the companies / teams / organizations I have consulted for:    Spartan, CrossFit, U of Texas Strength & Conditioning, Sorinex, Hammer Strength, Naval Special Warfare, U of Tennessee Football Strength & Conditioning, Lehigh University Wrestling, Rutgers University Wrestling, Blair Academy Wrestling, Men's Health Magazine, Men's Fitness Magazine, Muscle & Fitness Magazine, NHSSCA (National High School Strength Coaches Association), NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association) & More......     In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Finding a niche in the market  Focusing on exactly what coaches and athletes you serve Being skilled in working hard to serve those people Finding holes in the market because you have time and experience on your side How to deliver a world class seminar   Connect with our guests:   Follow Zach on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
12/8/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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How to Build Muscle In Your 40’s w/Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #618

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is the best training program for building muscle Can you still build muscle mass in your 40s Why playing the long game is the secret to success How to structure a training program for building muscle in your 40s Why muscle mass is the most important thing you can do for lifelong health   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
12/1/20211 hour, 3 seconds
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How Tim Crumrine Lost 20 Pounds in 16 Weeks in the Diesel Dad Mentorship w/ Tim Crumrine, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #617

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How Tim knew he was on an unhealthy path with his health How did he know it was time to make changes  Why was the Diesel Dad Mentorship the program of choice What changes have made the most impact in the mentorship What are future goals after losing the weight   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
11/24/202145 minutes, 5 seconds
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Is TRT Right for You w/ Dr. Ben House, Dr. Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #616

Dr. House has a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, which is one of the top ranked public universities in the United States. Dr. House is also a Nutritionist (CN), Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist (FDN), and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP).    House was accepted to medical school without an undergraduate degree, but rescinded because during this time his father was fighting for his life with debilitating diverticulitis. The conventional medical model prescribed him pain killers, antibiotics, saltine crackers, and white bread. This pushed House to question the sick care model and look for the underlying lifestyle and dietary factors that could be the reason why his father was in so much pain.    Lo and behold his father had Celiac disease and within a week of removing all grains and dairy from his diet he was symptom free. This was Dr. House’s first taste of Functional Medicine and he knew at that moment that this would be his life’s passion. Since then he has studied under some of the best in the world and continues to regularly attend and present at conferences and seminars around the world.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is TRT and who is it for? What is the research behind TRT? What are the long term affects of TRT? Is TRT the better than natural remedies? Is TRT the best alternative to kickstart fat loss?   Connect with our guests:   Connect with Dr. Ben House   Connect with Dr. Andy Galpin   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
11/17/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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How to Eat to Gain Muscle in Your 40’s w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #615

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: New Partnership with New Vitality Launching in 2200 Walmarts across America Major considerations for macros for muscle building Energy requirements for muscle growth  Why building muscle in 40s is possible if you have the right timeline Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
11/10/202158 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sleep Solutions for Improved Recovery, Fat Loss, and Testosterone Production wAnders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #614

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How to down regulate and prepare for sleep The effects of blue light on sleep REM vs Deep Sleep Is meditation effective for improving sleep Why is 8-hours of sleep so important    Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
11/3/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ice Bath Science: Using Ice to Burn Fat and Boost Testosterone w/ Evan Demarco, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #613

Brown fat, also called brown adipose tissue or BAT, is a special type of body fat that is (activated) when you get cold. It’s also the same type of fat bears use when hibernating. We are born with a lot of brown fat, especially behind our shoulder blades. Newborn babies can’t shiver, a process that creates heat within the body so they use their abundant stores of BAT to regulate their temperature.   Check out Complete Human Cryo Tub and Save 15% using code shrugged15   There are two types of fat on your body – white fat WAT and Brown Fat BAT. White fat is the bad fat that we all associate with excessive caloric intake. Those calories are stored as white fat for use as a an energy source later on. White fat is mostly stored in thighs, hips and stomach and too much of this kind of fat is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. There are metabolic disorders. The white fat in your body is made from large droplets of fatty acids. The cells of brown fat are packed tightly with mitochondria, the powerhouse of all of our cells. Brown fat takes in excess sugar and fat and breaks them down for use as an energy source. What does all of this have to do with getting cold?   When your body gets cold, it produces a hormone called norepinephrine. Brown fat has receptors for the norepinephrine and when these receptors sense that hormone, they signal the abundant mitochondria to crank out the energy production. That energy production process creates heat to help regulate your body temperature.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How to Improve testosterone using ice baths How to lose weight with cold water therapy How to improve immune response using ice Why you Improve strength gains using cold water How to Improved lymphatic drainage and stay healthy using ice baths   Connect with our guests:   Complete Human   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
10/27/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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Phoenix Suns Strength Coach Cory Schlesinger w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #612

Schlesinger is finishing his second season in the NBA working as the Director of Performance /Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Phoenix Suns.   Prior to the league, he was the Director of Basketball Performance at Stanford University. In his time on The Farm, he has revolutionized in-season strength training for collegiate student-athletes, with a method that is now internationally recognized. He has been a chosen presenter on both the national and international stage, sharing his philosophy in strength training to other experts and colleagues in the field. He is continuously sharing his knowledge and experience on multiple platforms, including podcasts, satellite radio, and several public speaking engagements.   Prior to joining the staff at Stanford, Schlesinger spent three years as the Director of Basketball Performance at UAB, two years as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Santa Clara University, and two years as an Assistant at Campbell University.   Uniquely, Schlesinger also played basketball at the collegiate level, which brings his experience to over 14 years in higher-level basketball as a player and a coach.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Individualized programming in a team sport How to coach athletes with different roles on the team Skill and finesse or big muscle and training for body type How to prioritize training on game days  Is there a secret recipe for recovery   Connect with our guests:   Cory Schlesinger on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
10/20/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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Long Legs vs. Short Legs: How Limb Length Effects Training Programs w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #611

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is the perfect body type for lifting weights What can you do with long legs to have better lifting technique Why short arms and legs help olympic lifts What lifts are benefited by long levers Best body type for building muscle   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
10/13/202156 minutes, 2 seconds
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Richard Sorin: Generational strength w/ Richard Sorin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #610

Over 40 years ago, back in 1980, a school teacher named Richard Sorin was sweating over a hot piece of hand-cut welded steel in a small 2 car garage. He had already taught the scholastic weightlifting club that morning, followed by AM bus duty, 8 hours of gym class, PM bus duty (for extra money that was used to eventually start his business), and then the jogging club for the teaching staff. Following the school day, he would tear across town to make it to the steel yard before it closed, strap steel to the roof of a 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser, and drive back across town to get started with his new business and dream... Sorin Exercise Equipment.   You see, he loved to lift weights, and with a background of collegiate track and field and national level Olympic weightlifting, he knew his way around a weight room. What he did not have, was access to any super-strong, customizable, sport specific weightlifting equipment. Nothing on the market at the time was good enough for him. He was tired of the bar being set so low by weightlifting equipment manufacturers, so he did the only thing he could think of. He made his own.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Strength training before information Developing a strength focused mindset The difference between old school and new school strength athletes How strength is the primary focus for improvement in life Reflecting on a life in strength   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
10/6/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 31 seconds
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Do Old School Strength Principles Still Hold Up? w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #609

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What defines old school strength training. What is the difference between old school and new school training. Why the information era killed old school strength What are essentials for building old school strength How to maintain strength and athleticism for a lifetime   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”  
9/29/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 37 seconds
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Compete Fridays: How to Integrate Play and Performance in Athlete Development w/ Cody Hughes, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #608

Cody is a former college baseball player turned strength coach, with experience at the Division 1 and Division 2 collegiate level as well as in the private sector. Cody is certified by the NSCA as a CSCS and the CSCCA as a SCCC certified coach.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How to progress athletes in the first year of lifting The right way to run group classes Why play is essential to performance Performance and playing at the next level Why developing athleticism should be at the base of every strength program    Connect with our guests:   Cody Hughes on Twitter   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
9/22/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to Build a High School Strength Training Program w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #607

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What are the priorities for early teenage lifters. Coaching kids through puberty and large growth phases How to coach large groups and get great results Why movement quality is the priority in youth lifters How often should you test youth athletes   Connect with our guests:   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
9/15/202152 minutes, 42 seconds
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How to Naturally Increase Testosterone by 300% w/ Dan Garner, Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #606

Dan Garner is the founder of Team Garner, Inc. which offers high-level personalized online training and nutritional coaching for world class results.   His coaching resume is second to none having worked with dozens of professional athletes in 9 different sports. Within his clientele he has worked with three superbowl champions, two UFC title winners, an Olympic gold medialist, two Olympic bronze medalists, three hall-of-fame inductees and two all-time world record breakers.   Additionally, Coach Garner has created the very popular Ultimate Nutrition Mentorship, Ultimate Training Mentorship, and Cutting Edge Strategies for Physique Transformation certificate programs where personal trainers and fitness professionals undergo an online education process to turn their passion for this industry into a successful and thriving career.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why bloodwork, stool samples, urine, and hair create a full health profile How micros are the secret to ultimate performance How to increase testosterone in the shortest amount of time How confidence can be the secret to increased testosterone Specific supplements for increased testosterone   Connect with our guests:   Dan Garner website   Dan Garner Instagram   Dr. Andy Galpin Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
9/8/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to Get Jacked and Stay Lean w/ Bryan Boorstein, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #605

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: How much strength work do you need for hypertrophy Big lifts vs. Accessories for optimizing physique Strategies for getting lean and keeping muscle The role of weight training in a caloric deficit  Why walking is the secret to fat loss Get in touch with Bryan Boorstein IG: @bryanboorstein website: www.evolvedtrainingsystems.com Owner/Founder @evolvedtrainingsystems @paragontrainingmethods Podcast Eat Train Prosper @eat.train.prosper Bachelor of Science JMU, 2006 CrossFit Games Coach, CF-2, CF-Mobility 3X CrossFit Regional Athlete  24 Years Training; 13+ Years Coaching Featured on ESPN Radio + Numerous Podcasts   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/shrugged to Save 5%
9/1/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 44 seconds
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How to Lose Fat Without Losing Muscle w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #604

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Does a calorie deficit mean you have to lose muscle. How does testosterone play in weightless and muscle mass What can you expect from your energy and mood in a caloric deficit What is the most optimal training for keeping muscle when dieting Can you build strength in a caloric deficit?   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
8/25/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 2 seconds
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Normalize Boners: How to Optimize Testosterone w/ Ali Gilbert, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #603

A two-time Golf Digest Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professional & Trainer, Ali Weingroff has become highly sought after for her unique approach to training that combines nutrition, training, and lifestyle hacks to alter body composition and optimize metabolism.   Ali found her passion in optimizing men’s and women’s health working alongside industry-leading medical practitioners building an authoritative network to empower men and women with the proper understanding of what true health optimization is. She has founded AliWeingroff.com (formerly Ali-Gilbert.com), offering remote + local consulting + training services, as well as Metabolic Golf, the world’s most effective golf fitness training program.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Testosterone’s effect on sexual health Why morning erections are so important Misconceptions about TRT and exogenous testosterone How to naturally optimize testosterone What is the best way to increase testosterone without steroids   Ali Gilbert Website   Ali Gilbert Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
8/18/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Science of Athlete Monitoring w/ Dr. Kieth Leiting, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #602

Keith Leiting has been an Assistant Professor of Health, Exercise and Sport Science since 2015. Keith eared his Ph.D. from East Tennessee State University and is also a Certified Athletic Trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prior to his arrival at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Keith was the head athletic trainer and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Integration Sports, professional sports training academy, in Taiwan. Keith’s research interests include identifying optimal strength and conditioning practices for military personnel and examining force characteristics that underpin athletic performance.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Individualization for group coaching What metrics every coach and athlete should track Using GPS to measure intensity and workload How to measure overreaching and overtraining Balancing intensity in the gym and on the field   Email Dr. Leiting   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
8/11/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 35 seconds
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7 Day Dad Tax Challenge - Diesel Dad Episode 35

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
8/10/202110 minutes, 19 seconds
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USA Weightlifting in Tokyo and CrossFit Games Recap w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #601

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The greatest weekend in strength sports Surprises and Standouts for USA Weightlifting New winner of the CrossFit Games Is Tia the greatest female athlete of all time Reebok vs. NoBull as CrossFit Games title sponsor   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
8/9/202153 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Number One Reason You Have to Lift Weights - Diesel Dad Episode 34

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
8/6/202120 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cal Strength and How to Build a World Class Training Facility w/ Dave Spitz, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #600

California Strength has dominated the United States Olympic weightlifting landscape, producing numerous National Team Titles, American Records and earning medal recognition on the international stage. CEO and Founder Dave Spitz holds recognition as one of the few USA Weightlifting Senior International Coaches in the country and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Taking a leap of faith to make the Olympics Finding a coach before the internet How to build a program with a winning culture How Wes Kitts is training for the Olympics The Olympic dream and the pursuit of gold   Dave Spitz on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
8/4/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 21 seconds
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Fat Loss vs. Transformation - Diesel Dad Episode 33

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
8/3/202118 minutes, 20 seconds
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Step - By - Step Solution to Sustainable Fat Loss w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #599

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why sustainable fat loss is so hard Why accountability is critical for success How we built the Diesel Dad Mentorship Why you should play the long game for best results How to build a program to effectively reach your goals   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
8/2/202150 minutes, 47 seconds
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Building the Diesel Dad Mentorship Part 3 w/ John Swanson - Diesel Dad Episode 33

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner ► Connect with John Swanson: https://www.instagram.com/johnwswanson
7/30/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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Building the Diesel Dad Mentorship Part 2 w/ John Swanson - Diesel Dad Episode 31

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner ► Connect with John Swanson: https://www.instagram.com/johnwswanson
7/29/202156 minutes, 27 seconds
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Building the Diesel Dad Mentorship Part 1 w/ John Swanson - Diesel Dad Episode 30

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner ► Connect with John Swanson: https://www.instagram.com/johnwswanson
7/28/202142 minutes, 35 seconds
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Build Muscle Faster with High Velocity Eccentrics w/ Alex Koch, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #598

Alexander J. Koch, Ph.D., CSCS joined Lenoir-Rhyne University in Fall 2011. He is the program coordinator for Exercise Science. Dr. Koch earned his BS (1995) and MS (1997) from Appalachian State University. in 2000, he also earned his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. His research interests include strength training, exercise and immune function, and sports nutrition.   Dr. Koch is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a National Weightlifting coach through USA Weightlifting. Outside of academia, Dr. Koch is heavily involved with the sport of weightlifting, coaching and instructing as a member of USA Weightlifting’s coaching education program.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Benefits of high velocity eccentrics  Why eccentrics are so important for strength Eccentrics and building muscle Increasing speed and power through eccentrics Why eccentrics are neglected in training   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
7/28/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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Building the Diesel Dad Mentorship w/ John Swanson - Diesel Dad Episode 29

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner ► Connect with John Swanson: https://www.instagram.com/johnwswanson
7/27/20210
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The Relationship Between Strength, Speed, and Power w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #597

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: How strength speed and power are correlated How to train all 3 at the same time How to focus and improve weaknesses How to train all three in olympic weightlifting Ways to train all three away from the barbell   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
7/26/202145 minutes, 47 seconds
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Three Insanely Easy Ways to Live Like a Healthy Person - Diesel Dad Episode 27

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
7/23/202115 minutes, 20 seconds
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International Weightlifting and the 2021 Olympics w/ Ursula Papandrea, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #596

Ursula is a former two-time national champion, two-time Olympic Festival champion, 5 time world team member and former record holder in both the snatch and the clean and jerk. She was an elite international athlete who distinguished herself as a coach in 2003 by becoming the first and only woman to attain USA Weightlifting’s highest coaching level, Senior International Coach Level 5.    Ursula has extensive national and international experience in competitive weightlifting as an athlete since 1987, and 20+ years of coaching experience at national and international levels. She  received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science, and her Masters Degree in Political Science, and has had a career as a Professor at Austin Community College since 1994. She revived her competitive career to become Master’s national champion and best lifter in 2009, national champion again in 2010, and once more breaking national and unofficial world records in 2013.    She became CrossFit Level 1 certified in 2010 and served as part of the CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification Staff 2009-2015, in addition to teaching the USAW Level 1 and 2 Sports Performance courses.    Ursula has served on the USAW Board of Directors since 2009 and has been held the position of President since 2015. In 2017, Ursula was the first ever female elected as Vice President of the International Weightlifting Federation, a position she currently holds, and is also the IWF Women’s Commission Chair.    In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   History of Texas Barbell Joining the IWF  The rise to interim president of IWF Why the old guard of weightlifting is suppressing the sports growth How to fix weightlifting and why it is at risk for future olympics   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
7/21/20211 hour, 11 minutes
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The Most Effective Lifelong Nutrition Strategy - Diesel Dad Episode 26

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
7/20/202124 minutes, 40 seconds
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Creating National Champions and How to Manage Intensity in Your Workouts w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #595

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Ryan Grimsland win gold Using Athlete Monitoring to build confidence  How to manage intensity in your workouts Measuring intensity in weightlifting Moderating intensity for aerobic capacity   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
7/19/202158 minutes, 5 seconds
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6 Pillars of Sustainable Fat Loss - Diesel Dad Episode 25

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
7/16/202125 minutes, 25 seconds
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Why Magnesium is the Secret to Better Sleep, Less Stress, and Increased Recovery w/ Wade Lightheart, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #594

3-Time Canadian Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Wade Lightheart, is one of the world's premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. Having majored in Sports Science at the University of New Brunswick, he has authored numerous books on health, nutrition and exercise which have sold in over 80 countries. Wade is sought out by athletes and high-performance oriented individuals worldwide for his advice on how to optimize their health and fitness levels.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why magnesium is the secret to better sleep Overcoming anxiety using magnesium Why finding a full spectrum magnesium is so important Deep sleep and performance training How to support the brain and body through better sleep BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
7/14/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to Find The Right Fat Loss Coach - Diesel Dad Episode 24

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
7/13/202120 minutes, 21 seconds
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Intra-Workout Rest Intervals to Build Muscle w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #593

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Optimal rest intervals to buil muscle How to get more work done faster Best rest intervals for hypertrophy When does strength cross over into conditioning  Based on sport and performance, how do you optimize rest   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
7/12/202152 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to Write Workouts to Boost Metabolism, Burn Fat, and Build Muscle - Diesel Dad Episode 23

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
7/9/202116 minutes, 50 seconds
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Um, Hey Dad, Am I Fat? - Diesel Dad Episode 22

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
7/8/202135 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sorinex: Legendary Strength Training w/ Bert Sorin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #592

Bert and his wonderful wife Lesley are the proud parents of three children.  Bert and his family, a family rooted in strength, have been entrenched in the human performance world for as far back as he can remember. Growing up with a barbell in his hand has been pivotal in charting the course of his life and leading him to become a 4-time Division 1 All-American Track and Field (Hammer and 35 lb. Weight Throw), Southeastern Conference Champion, former record holder in Weight Throw, and an Olympic trials athlete. Bert is currently the President and Co-Owner of Sorinex Exercise Equipment, a very successful family run business founded by his father, another big name in the iron game, Richard Sorin.  Together they are the inventors of hardware and applications to make people more effective, efficient, and safe on the sports field and the battle field.  Although Sorin never served in the arms forces, his gear is changing the game to provide readiness and rebuilding to the veterans prior to, during and after their deployments to far off, hostile lands. Bert’s network of veterans, scientists, coaches and therapists allows for a combination of expertise and support, and has been changing lives on both sides of the table. Bert pushes each day to find the best in people, and to assist in their exploration of their potential and maximize their value to the cause.    In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Finding strength training for Track and Field Growing up in a barbell family Staying in your lane and serving your people Innovation and design at Sorinex Summer Strong and creating cultures of strength   Bert Sorin on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
7/7/20212 hours, 19 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Most Effective Use of Progressive Overload - Diesel Dad - Episode 22

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
7/6/202118 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Train Speed and Power Without Olympic Lifting w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #591

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Benefits and drawbacks of olympic lifting Adding speed and power elements to basic barbell movements Why sprinting is so effective Training rotational speed and power Developing athleticism in the gym   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym E
7/5/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
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Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss - Is It Right For You? - Diesel Dad Episode 21

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7/2/202113 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Build a Great Garage Gym w/ Cooper Mitchell, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #590

Garage Gym Reviews is arguably one of the top gym equipment sites available right now. Cooper Mitchell (Coop), who operates the site provides the everyday home gym owner detailed insight, information, and recommendations on various types of equipment. From Rogue to Titan Fitness, to American Barbell, to Fringe Sport, he covers their products meticulously. In addition to the reviews of products, he showcases the different garage gyms of people all throughout the Instagram world.   With over 100,000 on Instagram and a Facebook group of over 10,000 followers, he has become the go-to figure of barbells, power racks, and more. In another Strength and Leadership Interview, I had the opportunity to talk with Cooper about more than just the reviews. Here, Cooper discusses what drives him and how he pushes everyday to make himself better.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The basics of building a garage gym What are the best barbells for your garage How to start a garage gym on a budget The rebirth of at home training Where is the future of garage gyms and at home training Garage Gym Reviews on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/30/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 32 seconds
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Why Strength Training is so Important - Diesel Dad Ep 20

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6/29/202114 minutes, 39 seconds
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Fueling Your Workouts: Pre, Peri, and Post Workout Nutrition w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #589

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How close to your workout should you eat? What are the most important macros for the best workouts Why is the post workout window so important How long is the post workout window Do you need calories while you are training?   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/28/202152 minutes, 33 seconds
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Turn Pro: How Fitness Coaches Turn Their Passion into Professional Careers w/ Dr. Sean Pastuch, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #588

Dr. Sean Pastuch is the Founder and CEO of Active Life where he is on a mission to change the way Active people improve their soft tissue and joint health. Dr. Sean believes that the way to make healthcare inspiring again is to get it out of the doctor’s office and into the gym. With help from his team Dr. Sean has been able to help people remotely, from all walks of life avoid surgery and work towards elite performance through coaching and programming.   You can purchase his new book, Turn Pro: The Fitness Professional's Guide to Ethical Sales and Career Fulfillment HERE   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why group classes are effective but not optimal Why sales is the answer to turning your passion into a profession  Why SALES is not a dirty word Why all sales should be ethical and how to avoid unethical sales Tools to master the sales process   You can purchase his new book, Turn Pro: The Fitness Professional's Guide to Ethical Sales and Career Fulfillment HERE   Dr. Sean Pastuch on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/23/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 23 seconds
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Double Days: The Benefits and Drawbacks of High Volume Training w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #587

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How to structure high volume training. How to ensure you are not overtraining. Hypertrophy and accessory work Using RPE to ensure you are not going to burn out Why high volume training may not be the best for your goals   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/21/202152 minutes, 45 seconds
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Train Your Body, Build the Mind w/ John Martin Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #586

John Martin is the Director of Aftercare for the Fit-Ops Foundation.  Fit-Ops is a charitable organization that trains US Military Veterans to become trainers through a fully-funded three-week Bootcamp.    During their time at Fit-Ops, veterans learn the skills and techniques they need to know to become personal trainers, and Fit-Ops also instructs them business and job-searching skills.  Most importantly, however, Fit-Ops dedicates much of their training to help veterans to overcome their mental blocks and potential mental trauma.    The organization has a dedicated staff that’s meant to look after veterans after they leave the camp. This is called “aftercare” and it continues as long as graduates remain in the Fit-Ops network.    Join M2H Fundraiser: http://mightycause.com/event/fitopsm2h   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why physical health is the gateway to mental health How to eliminate the victim mentality Why suicide is so common among veteran populations How to change language to improve mental health Finding purpose after service through fitness with FitOps   FitOps on Instagram   Contact John Martin   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Mentorship Application: https://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/16/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 34 seconds
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Training After Time Off and Finding New PR’s Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #585

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How do you train when you only know old PR’s Why taking it slow is the best plan of attack How to move towards new personal records What is RIR and RPE Why you don’t need to chase the athlete you were and focus on the athlete you are   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/14/202153 minutes, 27 seconds
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How to End Knee Pain, Increase Your Vertical, and Develop Athleticism w/ Knees Over Toes Guy, Ben Patrick, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #584

Today’s episode features Ben Patrick (“Knees Over Toes Guy”), coach and founder of the “Athletic Truth Group.”   Ben overcame debilitating knee and shin pain, as well as subsequent surgeries through a personal journey taking knee and foot strength training means to their fullest potential.  Ben transformed his basketball career, going from being continually injured and under-achieving to having a successful junior college stint through improving his own knee health and performance. This culminated for Ben with a scholarship offer to Boston University for basketball, but due to NCAA eligibility rules, Ben turned it down and began training athletes.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Common misconceptions about knee pain Why knees over toes is the answer to ending knee pain. Baseline exercises for rebuilding the knee from pain to performance Why walking backwards is often missed for ending knee pain The importance of sprinting for increasing performance   Train with Knees Over Toes Guy   Ben Patrick on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/9/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 29 seconds
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Fat Loss First Steps w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #583

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Do you need to track your macros? Understanding macronutrients The importance of protein Why eating foods you like matters Simple solutions to increasing metabolic health   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/7/202153 minutes, 30 seconds
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Five Fitness Factors for Fat Loss - Diesel Dad Episode 18

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6/4/202114 minutes, 21 seconds
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From CrossFit to the Combine w/ Paul Beckwith, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #582

Paul Beckwith has worked with athletes of all ages and experience. Born and raised in Dillon, South Carolina, Beckwith moved to Palatka, Florida, where he was a four‐year letterman in football, wrestling, track and field and weightlifting. Following graduation, he played football at the University of South Carolina, where he was an All‐SEC performer and four‐year starter on the offensive line.   After a stellar college career, Paul declined a free agent deal with several NFL teams to pursue his passion in the strength and conditioning profession. After completing his degree in business management, he worked as a strength and conditioning coach at USC, advising the football, baseball, soccer, golf, swimming and diving and track and field programs prior to joining Apex. Beckwith’s multiple certifications include; OPEX Advanced Coach with expertise in assessment, program design, nutrition and life coaching; United States Weightlifting trained with certification in Olympic lifting. Paul has trained professional athletes representing the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) and U.S. Olympic Weightlifting.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   From College football to CrossFit Coach The highs and lows of owning a CrossFit Gym Continuing education and hiring a coach The turn to developing athletes for the NFL Combine Strength, rehab, and performance while developing athleticism   Paul Beckwith on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
6/2/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 42 seconds
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Number 1 Reason Why Morning Workouts Are The Key To Fat Loss - Diesel Dad Episode 17

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6/1/202114 minutes, 40 seconds
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Training for Health vs. Performance. What is the Difference? Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #581

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Goals setting and how it difference What is health and how to train for it Why you are overthinking fitness goals Why performance is so hard to train for Creating sustainable goals and a lifestyle that supports it    Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/31/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Aggressivley Attack Your Fat Loss Goals - Diesel Dad Episode 16

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5/28/202115 minutes, 20 seconds
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Old School Powerlifting w/ Mark Bartley, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #580

Marc Bartley was one of the premier 275-pound lifters in the world. At the 2005 Arnold Classic he squatted a huge 1058. Marc has been competing in powerlifting for over 6 years and has used the IPA, APF, USAPL and the WPO to showcase his strength. He currently owns Total Gym in South Carolina. He holds two degrees from the University of South Carolina; one in finance and one in economics. His best lifts include a 1058 squat, 700 pound bench press and a 722 deadlift. His best total is 2463.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How people got so strong without the internet The mindset to squat over 1,200 pounds Eliminating limiting beliefs around strength Growing a business after athletic performance The similarities of athletic performance and business    Mark Bartley on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
5/26/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 41 seconds
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How to Teach Your Kids About Building Muscle w/ Bryan Boorstein - Diesel Dad Episode 15

Busy Dads 👇👇 Diesel Dad Mentorship Applications areLIVE: http://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
5/25/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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How to Train Without Burnout w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #579

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The science behind overtraining Why overreaching is necessary for performance When does overreaching turn into overtraining Why sex drive is a massive indicator of overtraining How to program workouts for peak performance without burnout   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/24/202156 minutes, 12 seconds
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Why You Got Fat...And How to Get Your Edge Back - Diesel Dad Episode 14

Busy Dads 👇👇 Diesel Dad Mentorship Applications areLIVE: http://bit.ly/DDMentorshipApp 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
5/21/202124 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Ready State w/ Dr. Kelly Starrett, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #578

Kelly Starrett is a CrossFit trainer, physical therapist, author, and speaker. His 2013 fitness book, Becoming a Supple Leopard, was featured on The New York Times bestselling sports books list. He is a co-founder, with his wife Juliet Starrett, of the fitness website MobilityWOD.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How Kelly Starrett changed the game overnight The birthplace of San Francisco CrossFit  How Mobility WOD has transformed over the last decade Dealing with fast growth of a business and methodology Explaining what it takes to be a great coach over a lifetime   Dr. Kelly Starrett on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/19/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 9 seconds
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3 Habits to Kickstart Fat Loss - Diesel Dad Episode 13

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5/18/202114 minutes, 22 seconds
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Programming Macro, Meso, and Microcycles Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #577

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How long should a macro cycle be? How long should each training block focus on a specific goal How do weekly cycles play into a full training program How to fluctuate intensity in your programming The benefits to long and short term goal setting   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/17/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Foundation of Fat Loss for Busy Dads - Diesel Dad Episode 12

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5/14/202115 minutes, 32 seconds
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Decoding the Mystery of Your Metabolism w/ Aaron Straker, Dr. Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #576

My name is Aaron Straker. Eating large quantities of quality, nutrient-dense, whole foods and lifting weights are some of my favorite things to do. The grocery store and the kitchen are some of my favorite places to be.   I have a vision that one day everyone at the gym will have the body that they work for, because they realize how they spend the other 23 hours of their day are equally as important.   I want people to see that the answers they seek aren’t found in more reps, more sets, program hopping, fat burners, pump stacks, and other workout-specific supplements that provide only marginal value.   I believe that education is ultimately the missing key for those who struggle to achieve long term success with their nutrition. For this very reason, education is the cornerstone from which I build each and every implementation. More.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is your metabolism The importance of meal frequency and timing Why your metabolism isn’t broken Lifestyle factors that optimize your metabolism  How macros and muscle make your metabolism   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/12/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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Fat Loss: Five Pillars in Five Minutes - Diesel Dad Episode 11

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5/11/20217 minutes, 49 seconds
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Protein, Fats, and Carbs: Macros 101 w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #575

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why macros matter What macro is most important for fat loss What is the difference between fat and carbs for energy Why is protein so important for metabolism and muscle growth How much fat do you need in your diet   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/10/20211 hour, 1 minute, 18 seconds
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New Dads: How To Avoid DadBod - Diesel Dad Episode 10

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner  
5/7/202113 minutes, 15 seconds
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Should You Train To Failure for Muscle Growth w/ Dr. Brad Schoefeld, Dr. Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash Barbell Shrugged #574

Brad Schoenfeld, PhD, CSCS, CSPS, FNSCA, is an internationally renowned fitness expert and widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training (muscle development and fat loss). He is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder, and has won numerous natural bodybuilding titles.   Brad earned his masters degree in kinesiology/exercise science from the University of Texas at Permian Basin and his PhD at Rocky Mountain University where his dissertation focused on elucidating the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed research articles on exercise and sports nutrition, as well as editing multiple textbooks and authoring several textbook chapters.    He acts as the Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the NSCA's Strength and Conditioning Journal, as well as serving on the editorial advisory board for several peer-reviewed exercise- and nutrition-related journals.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Should you train to failure RPE vs. RIR Mechanisms of hypertrophy and building a training program The Role of mTOR for muscle growth Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy for muscle growth   Dr. Brad Schoenfeld  on Instagram   Dr. Andy Galpin on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/5/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 20 seconds
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Step 1: Easiest Way to Lose Your First 10 Pounds - Diesel Dad Episode 7

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner  
5/4/202114 minutes, 43 seconds
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Top Four Deadlift Variations and How to Master Them All w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #573

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Commonalities between every deadlift Benefits and drawbacks of variations and accessories Pros and Cons of Single Leg Deadlift Sumo vs. Conventional  RDLs and its benefits Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
5/3/202156 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Most Important Macro for Your Metabolism - Diesel Dad Episode 6

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult ► Connect with Anders Varner: https://www.instagram.com/andersvarner
4/30/202111 minutes, 24 seconds
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Training the Warrior Elite w/ Tech Sergeant William Johnson and Tech Sergeant Taylor Swartz, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #572

Whether it’s calling in an air strike, dropping into the middle of a firefight to save a life, or operating as a one-man air traffic control tower in the middle of nowhere, those who make up the Air Force’s elite Special Warfare team are some of the best trained Airmen on the planet. And on the next Barbell Shrugged podcast Anders Verner speaks to Tech Sergeant William Johnson who serves as a Combat Controller and Tech Sergeant Taylor Swartz who trains these specialists how to survive any situation and in any environment from dessert to the arctic. Special Warfare operators are who other military branches call when a mission demands their expertise. And boy do they have stories to tell. So, don’t miss the next Barbell Shrugged podcast available at barbellshrugged.com. And to learn more about Special Warfare, visit at airforce.com.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How USAF Special Warfare help every special operations group Specific roles in search and rescue Training for survival in bad situations Why mental health is a game changer for USAF training Why the best special operators choose the USAF   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
4/28/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 53 seconds
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Best Exercises to Boost Metabolism - Diesel Dad Episode 5

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult Your body and brain do not want you to be jacked. Low body fat and large amounts of lean muscle mass is the holy grail of body composition. Unfortunately, your genetics disagree, and this is what makes metabolic function so frustrating. However, there is a magic pill to overcome this, but, before we get there, it’s important to understand why your body is fighting against you. You are hard wired for survival. For millions of years, hunter gatherer societies had limited resources, calories were difficult to find, and your body built mechanisms to store energy (fat). In modern times, food is abundant (grocery stores), insanely easy to find (every corner), and calories are cheap (fast food). However, those survival mechanisms were never turned off. Our bodies still think we need to store food for the cold winter ahead. The overeating and storing energy cycle continues until you are slow, soft, sluggish, 15 pounds overweight, unhappy, and dying to take the deep dive into the Diesel Dad Diet. The magic weapon to overcome your body’s backwards thinking is muscle. Metabolically, muscle is very expensive. To build muscle, you must create an environment in which you break down old muscle tissue and repair it with new, stronger muscle tissue capable of meeting the demands of this new, challenging environment. At its core, this is why lifting weights and getting stronger is so important. By creating an environment that breaks down weak tissue you force your body to adapt, repair, rebuild, and get stronger. That process of adapting, repairing, rebuilding, and getting stronger is like throwing gasoline on the fire that is your metabolism. Calories no longer need to be saved for the future. Fat stores become the fuel to build lean muscle mass. Of course your body doesn’t want you to be jacked. Muscle is expensive. Constantly repairing old, weak cells and replacing them with new, stronger cells is hard. Muscle is the magic pill. Soft, slow, and sluggish has no place in an environment where strong, lean, and athletic are necessary for survival. Muscle is the key to optimizing your metabolism. Muscle is the key to burning body fat. Muscle is the key to eliminating slow, soft, and sluggish. Muscle is the key to strong, lean, and athletic.
4/27/202114 minutes, 20 seconds
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Assessments and Movement Screens: How to Stop Getting Jacked Up w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #571

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why Screen Your Athletes Why every exercise is a movement screen  What is the bet mobility screen How movement screens make you a better coach When to retest athletes and see improvement Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
4/26/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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How to Burn Calories Without Exercise - Diesel Dad Episode 4

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult What is Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis Exercise is not enough. In fact, when it comes to exercising, you are overemphasizing its importance on fat loss and body composition. Despite the social capital you receive for the blood, sweat, and tears of grueling workouts, these brutal sessions can be detrimental to you reaching your goals. Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend less time in the gym, more time doing leisure activities, and lose fat faster? This flies in the face of conventional wisdom. TV commercials, Facebook Ads, and elite athletes lead you to believe the only way to achieve your goals is to train 24/7. Those hours on the gym floor should be a near death experience and we all know the only way to finish a good workout is laying on your back, praying you don’t throw up, while the rest of class cleans up their equipment. In reality, cutting your grass, vacuuming your house, and going for a walk is equally beneficial for fat loss as your 1-hour HIIT class. Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) is the sum total of all activity in your day that is not sleeping, eating, or training. Yes, training, and training hard is important, however, it is impossible to keep that intensity throughout the day and overtraining can be detrimental to achieving your goals. Think of your body as a high performance vehicle. Hitting the gas and flooring it (High Intensity Exercise) sounds cool in the short term but a terrible decision for long term performance. You burn a lot of gas but things are going to break down quickly. NEAT is the slow burn, keeping the engine revved all day, burning fuel at a steady pace, all day, without the exploding engine. Waking up 10 minute early and completing the Diesel Dad 100. Pacing while you talk on the phone. Going for walks with your family. Fidgeting, not sitting still, and looking forward to “Non-Exercise” just as much as training time.. This is the beauty of the Diesel Dad Diet. Your body will be a furnace that burns fat around the clock without spending countless hours in the gym You will build more muscle. Burn more fat. Eliminate the crippling confusion about your metabolism. Stop feeling slow, soft, and sluggish. "Optimize Your Metabolism, Lose 13 Pounds in 13 Weeks, and Build a Strong, Lean, and Athletic Body You Are Proud of."
4/23/202110 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Burn Calories Without Exercise - Diesel Dad Episode 4

Busy Dads 👇👇 2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or Schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult What is Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis Exercise is not enough. In fact, when it comes to exercising, you are overemphasizing its importance on fat loss and body composition. Despite the social capital you receive for the blood, sweat, and tears of grueling workouts, these brutal sessions can be detrimental to you reaching your goals. Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend less time in the gym, more time doing leisure activities, and lose fat faster? This flies in the face of conventional wisdom. TV commercials, Facebook Ads, and elite athletes lead you to believe the only way to achieve your goals is to train 24/7. Those hours on the gym floor should be a near death experience and we all know the only way to finish a good workout is laying on your back, praying you don’t throw up, while the rest of class cleans up their equipment. In reality, cutting your grass, vacuuming your house, and going for a walk is equally beneficial for fat loss as your 1-hour HIIT class. Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) is the sum total of all activity in your day that is not sleeping, eating, or training. Yes, training, and training hard is important, however, it is impossible to keep that intensity throughout the day and overtraining can be detrimental to achieving your goals. Think of your body as a high performance vehicle. Hitting the gas and flooring it (High Intensity Exercise) sounds cool in the short term but a terrible decision for long term performance. You burn a lot of gas but things are going to break down quickly. NEAT is the slow burn, keeping the engine revved all day, burning fuel at a steady pace, all day, without the exploding engine. Waking up 10 minute early and completing the Diesel Dad 100. Pacing while you talk on the phone. Going for walks with your family. Fidgeting, not sitting still, and looking forward to “Non-Exercise” just as much as training time.. This is the beauty of the Diesel Dad Diet. Your body will be a furnace that burns fat around the clock without spending countless hours in the gym You will build more muscle. Burn more fat. Eliminate the crippling confusion about your metabolism. Stop feeling slow, soft, and sluggish. "Optimize Your Metabolism, Lose 13 Pounds in 13 Weeks, and Build a Strong, Lean, and Athletic Body You Are Proud of."
4/23/20210
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Strength Training for Warriors w/ Senior Master Sergeant Trent Seegmiller, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #570

The outcome of any military mission often comes down to the quality of intelligence acquired beforehand. That’s where Air Force Special Reconnaissance comes in. These highly trained Airmen are the ones who go behind enemy lines to provide it. On the next installment of the Barbell Shrugged podcast Anders Verner sits down with Senior Master Sergeant Trent Seegmiller, a member of this elite Special Warfare team. Hear how they deploy by air, land, and see to reach some of the most remote and dangerous locations on earth to prepare for battle and help secure a successful result. Anyplace, anytime, anywhere is more than a motto, it’s how they approach their job and what sets them apart. To learn more about Special Warfare, visit at airforce.com and make sure to check out the latest Barbell Shrugged podcast available at barbellshrugged.com.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What goes into a special warfare team Training for war  Special warfare’s role in the military Preparing for combat in the gym What are the physical demands of training for special warfare   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
4/21/202157 minutes, 20 seconds
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Want to Lose Fat? This is Over 60% of the Equation - Diesel Dad Episode 3

Join my free facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult Diesel Dad 100 (Free Download): https://bit.ly/dieseldad100 What is Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis Exercise is not enough. In fact, when it comes to exercising, you are overemphasizing its importance on fat loss and body composition. Despite the social capital you receive for the blood, sweat, and tears of grueling workouts, these brutal sessions can be detrimental to you reaching your goals. Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend less time in the gym, more time doing leisure activities, and lose fat faster? This flies in the face of conventional wisdom. TV commercials, Facebook Ads, and elite athletes lead you to believe the only way to achieve your goals is to train 24/7. Those hours on the gym floor should be a near death experience and we all know the only way to finish a good workout is laying on your back, praying you don’t throw up, while the rest of class cleans up their equipment. In reality, cutting your grass, vacuuming your house, and going for a walk is equally beneficial for fat loss as your 1-hour HIIT class. Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) is the sum total of all activity in your day that is not sleeping, eating, or training. Yes, training, and training hard is important, however, it is impossible to keep that intensity throughout the day and overtraining can be detrimental to achieving your goals. Think of your body as a high performance vehicle. Hitting the gas and flooring it (High Intensity Exercise) sounds cool in the short term but a terrible decision for long term performance. You burn a lot of gas but things are going to break down quickly. NEAT is the slow burn, keeping the engine revved all day, burning fuel at a steady pace, all day, without the exploding engine. Waking up 10 minute early and completing the Diesel Dad 100. Pacing while you talk on the phone. Going for walks with your family. Fidgeting, not sitting still, and looking forward to “Non-Exercise” just as much as training time.. This is the beauty of the Diesel Dad Diet. Your body will be a furnace that burns fat around the clock without spending countless hours in the gym You will build more muscle. Burn more fat. Eliminate the crippling confusion about your metabolism. Stop feeling slow, soft, and sluggish.
4/20/202113 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to Break Through Training Plateaus w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #569

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why plateaus exist in training Increasing and decreasing volume strategies Playing the long game and expecting setbacks Eliminating imbalances and additional accessory work The mental strength to keep going   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
4/19/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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Four Ways to Burn Calories and Optimize Your Metabolism - Diesel Dad Episode 2

2 Steps to Start building a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. Join my free Facebook group: http://bit.ly/DIESELDADDOJO Or schedule a call with me here and will see if I can help you: https://bit.ly/DieselDadConsult What is Your Metabolism? Metabolisms are confusing. Everyone knows they have one but nobody truly understands how they work. Wouldn’t it be awesome to unlock the keys to how your body burns calories? Wouldn’t it be empowering to know exactly much to eat to build a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of? I get this process can be daunting. I am not a scientist, have never worn a lab coat, and have an undiagnosed allergy to academia that has haunted me my entire life. Lucky for you, this means I get to talk to you like a real human, without all the jargon that confuses the hell out of people. So what is your metabolism? It is the total amount of energy expended by your body in a given day. This number is represented by an acronym, TDEE, which stands for “Total Daily Energy Expenditure.” There are four major ways your body expends energy. Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR): All the chemical and hormonal reactions that keep you alive. This is the amount of energy you need for brain and organ function, repair, and rebuilding of cells with absolutely ZERO movement in your day. Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT): The amount of energy needed to walk, talk, raise your hands, type emails, and move throughout your day. NEAT is the sum total of all non-exercise movement in your day. Physical Activity: This is the one everyone understands. This is the dedicated time you spend in the gym, lifting, conditioning, and training. Thermal Effect of Food (TEF): Every bit of food that enters your mouth undergoes a digestion process turning protein into amino acids, carbohydrates into glucose, and fat into fatty acids that can be used by your body. What’s great about understanding these four components of your Total Daily Energy Expenditure is that all four are not created equal. BMR = Roughly 60% of your TDEE NEAT = Roughly 15% of your TDEE Exercise = Roughly 15% of your TDEE TEF = Roughly 10% of your TDEE These numbers are the key to success. With so many people focusing on more exercise, they miss the largest goal of increasing their baseline metabolism. This is the key component to the Diesel Dad Diet Over 13 weeks you will lose 13 pounds by systematically increasing your baseline metabolism. You will: Reduce the total time spent in the gym. Build more muscle. Burn more fat. Eliminate the crippling confusion about your metabolism. Stop all the negativity of feeling slow, soft, and sluggish. Build a strong, lean, and athletic body you are proud of. 
4/16/202112 minutes, 9 seconds
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Special Warfare: Do You Have What it Takes w/ Tyler Christiansen, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #568

To become a member of the U.S. Air Force’s elite Special Warfare team, you have to be a part of the top one percent of the top one percent.    And no one knows better about what it takes to do that than Tyler Christiansen, Human Performance Director for the Special Warfare Training Support Group.    On the latest Barbell Shrugged podcast Anders Verner talks with Tyler about the intense training these Airmen go through and how the Air Force prepares them both mentally and physically for the types of missions no one hears about.    These specialists are often embedded with other special ops teams like the Navy Seals and Army Rangers so they have to be able to do everything they can and then some.    To learn more about Special Warfare, visit at airforce.com and make sure to check out the latest Barbell Shrugged podcast available at barbellshrugged.com.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How do you prepare for special warfare training What performance metrics are monitored by try USAF What lifestyle metrics are tracked How to build a strength training program for special warfare How is that program built for performance with such a broad skill set   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
4/14/20211 hour, 13 minutes
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Fitness: An Ethical Responsibility - Diesel Dad Episode 1

Schedule Your Diesel Dad Discovery Call Fitness: An Ethical Responsibility  I hate the term “motivation.” Motivation is overrated. The entire fitness industry is built on short selling aesthetics. Looking good naked is awesome but the goal you have in mind is rarely attainable without a lifestyle you cannot sustain. Performance plays to the long game until your joints despise you, consistency wains, and you’re telling stories of yesteryears bench press. In the last year, over 42% of Americans gained an average of 29 pounds. Millennials, age 25-40, gained an average of 41 pounds during lockdowns. As an industry, it is time to move past motivation, aesthetics, and performance. I believe you have an ethical responsibility to being strong, lean, and athletic. Fitness is a conversation of ethics. A conversation about being an asset, not a liability. Increasing strength and decreasing fragility. Carrying a low body fat percentage to reduce the risk of disease. Athleticism to be an active participant in life. These are learned behaviors modeled by leaders in our own lives. Before teachers, coaches, and mentors, there were parents that laid a foundation for right and wrong. Fitness is an ethical responsibility in the same manner that we have agreed lying, cheating, and stealing are detrimental to a functioning society. This is accepting that over time, motivation, aesthetics, and performance will vary. However, the ethical responsibility is a constant. Accepting this requires developing a physical education on movement, strength, and conditioning. An education on metabolic health, macronutrients, and muscle. An education on running, jumping, playing, and physical freedom. Accepting fitness as an ethical responsibility requires leadership. It requires you to get off the sidelines, step into the arena, and lead by example. Because strong families, raising strong kids, are led by Diesel Dads.  
4/13/202113 minutes, 2 seconds
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Upper Body Strength: Vertical and Horizontal Pressing Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #567

4/12/20211 hour, 10 seconds
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Defining the Diesel Dad Life w/ Joe Bracamonte, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #566

Metabolisms are confusing as hell.   You’re in the gym training hard and it’s frustrating not seeing the results.   Over time, that frustration beats you down and you start losing motivation to train.   Training is the fuel that brings fire to your life.   Getting strong and looking strong shouldn’t be such a daunting process.    Register for the “Diesel Dad Diet”   Inside the “Diesel Dad Diet” you will receive:   “Diesel Dad Diet”: Your guide to optimizing your metabolism. Diesel Dad Nutrition: Personalized macros to lose 13 pounds in 13 weeks Three Training Programs: Strength, Hypertrophy, and Conditioning to Build Mus C&K “Diesel Blend”: 3-Months of free coffee Register for the “Diesel Dad Diet”   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Battling depression and quarantine Why kids inspire us to be better versions of ourselves How to get your kids involved in a healthy life Why the Diesel Dad 100 is the best start to the morning How to change your mindset towards fitness and nutrition   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
4/9/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 56 seconds
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Caffeine, Kilos, and the Diesel Dad Life w/ Danny Lehr, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #565

Metabolisms are confusing as hell.   You’re in the gym training hard and it’s frustrating not seeing the results.   Over time, that frustration beats you down and you start losing motivation to train.   Training is the fuel that brings fire to your life.   Getting strong and looking strong shouldn’t be such a daunting process.    Register for the “Diesel Dad Diet”   Inside the “Diesel Dad Diet” you will receive:   “Diesel Dad Diet”: Your guide to optimizing your metabolism. Diesel Dad Nutrition: Personalized macros to lose 13 pounds in 13 weeks Three Training Programs: Strength, Hypertrophy, and Conditioning to Build Mus C&K “Diesel Blend”: 3-Months of free coffee Register for the “Diesel Dad Diet”   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Squatting debate from twitter Competing at the national level in weightlifting How training has changed with fatherhood Why waking up early is the bets strategy for success Diesel coffee for Diesel Dads   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
4/8/20211 hour, 22 minutes
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How to Optimize Your Metabolism and Lose 13 Pounds in 13 Weeks w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #564

Metabolisms are confusing as hell. You’re in the gym training hard and it’s frustrating not seeing the results. Over time, that frustration beats you down and you start losing motivation to train. Training is the fuel that brings fire to your life. Getting strong and looking strong shouldn’t be such a daunting process.    Register for the “Diesel Dad Diet”   Inside the “Diesel Dad Diet” you will receive: “Diesel Dad Diet”: Your guide to optimizing your metabolism. Diesel Dad Nutrition: Personalized macros to lose 13 pounds in 13 weeks Three Training Programs: Strength, Hypertrophy, and Conditioning to Build Mus C&K “Diesel Blend”: 3-Months of free coffee Register for the “Diesel Dad Diet”   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why fitness is an ethical responsibility Leading by example What is the diesel dad diet How to optimize your metabolism How to lose 13 pounds in 13 weeks   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
4/7/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 42 seconds
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From CrossFit to Diesel Dad w/ William Styles Anders Varner, and Doug Larson - Barbell Shrugged #563

Register for the “Diesel Dad Diet”   Inside the “Diesel Dad Diet” you will receive: “Diesel Dad Diet”: Your guide to optimizing your metabolism. Diesel Dad Nutrition: Personalized macros to lose 13 pounds in 13 weeks Three Training Programs: Strength, Hypertrophy, and Conditioning to Build Mus C&K “Diesel Blend”: 3-Months of free coffee Register for the “Diesel Dad Diet”   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Taking personal responsibility for actions in life The difficult process of leaving gym ownership, CrossFit, and refocusing goals Making Fitness a Priority Leading by example in your household Creating cultures of health and doing your best  Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
4/6/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to Burn Calories and Optimize Your Metabolism w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #562

Metabolisms are confusing as hell.   You’re in the gym training hard and it’s frustrating not seeing the results.   Over time, that frustration beats you down and you start losing motivation to train.   Training is the fuel that brings fire to your life.   Getting strong and looking strong shouldn’t be such a daunting process.    Register for the “Diesel Dad Diet”   Inside the “Diesel Dad Diet” you will receive:   “Diesel Dad Diet”: Your guide to optimizing your metabolism. Diesel Dad Nutrition: Personalized macros to lose 13 pounds in 13 weeks Three Training Programs: Strength, Hypertrophy, and Conditioning to Build Mus C&K “Diesel Blend”: 3-Months of free coffee Register for the “Diesel Dad Diet”   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is your metabolism. Finding your baseline metabolic rate Increasing non exercise to burn fat How much does training matter How many calories do you burn by eating   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
4/5/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Parasympathetic Approach to Performance w/ Angelo Sisco, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #561

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: The birth of the Alpha Hippie Why we need to explore the softer side of fitness What our feet can teach us about performance Breath work and the parasympathetic nervous system When you know its time to start training slower   Connect with Alpha Hippie Connect With Angelo on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/31/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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Setting Realistic Expectations for Strength Training w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #560

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why getting started is so challenging. Why the best metric for success is showing up How long it will take before seeing results Why two years is a good metric for judging progress Why hiring a coach can eliminate you feel like youre wasting time Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/29/20211 hour, 1 minute, 42 seconds
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Why USA Weightlifting Wins Without Steroids w/ CEO of USA Weightlifting Phil Andrews, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #559

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: How has USA Weightlifting started to climb its way to the top Why is weightlifting such a dirty sport Is it possible to compete on the world stage as a clean sport How has weightlifting been affected by pandemic The insane growth of USA Weightlifting under his leadership Connect with Phil Andrews   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged
3/24/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 52 seconds
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Three Biggest Mistakes In Your Clean Set Up and How to Fix - Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #558

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why people confuse the clean with a deadlift start position Hip positioning to optimize first pull Can you cheat foot positioning to increase speed How to find the right grip in the clean Finding your mid foot and balance Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   BiOptimizers Probitotics - Save 10% at bioptimizers.com/shrugged   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/22/202153 minutes, 32 seconds
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No Mat Fraser? Can CrossFit Survive? w/ Armen Hammer, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #557

Armen Hammer has been doing CrossFit for more than 10 years and has been producing content around the CrossFit Games since 2012. You can find his coverage, commentary, and analysis on YouTube on ArmenHammerTV and his various podcasts including Scale As Needed on iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere else you can find podcasts.   Download his free eBook: https://bit.ly/101freeworkouts   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: What happens to the CrossFit Games without Mat Fraser? Is Tia Clair Toomey the best athlete of all time? CrossFit selling out to a venture firm is now cool? Is opening a CrossFit gym in 2021 a good idea? How does CrossFit regain dominance in the fitness industry?     Armen Hammer YouTube Armen Hammer Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes
3/17/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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How to Choose the Right Accessories w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #556

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why do you program accessory movements? How do you fix asymmetries and imbalances? How much volume should you program? Upper body accessories and fixing lagging body parts  Unilateral exercises and their importance   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   U.S. Air Force. Find out if you do at airforce.com.   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/15/202157 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Intersection of Mental and Physical Training w/ Kenny Kane, Matt Hesse, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #555

Diesel Dad Class 3 registration is live. For busy dads that want to get strong, lean, and athletic without sacrificing family, fatherhood, or fitness.   Register Today.   FitOps equips veterans who are passionate about fitness, health, and wellness to find success after the military. Using fitness and the leadership skills that they gained during their time in the service, veterans are equipped with a new mission: to help improve the lives of others. Focusing on professional and personal development, veterans who graduate from FitOps are experts in fitness coaching, and are awarded a fitness industry professional certification and designated as Certified Veteran Fitness Operatives (CVFO), which gives them the tools necessary to launch a career in fitness and leadership.   Kenny Kane is a life-long performer and coach who is fueled by improving quality of life for people in principled ways. He bought CrossFit Los Angeles in 2014 with a vision to build a unified coaching team and the business to support it. The business rebranded in 2017 as Oak Park, a nod to the Kenny’s roots in Santa Rosa, CA as well as a symbolic transition to something evergreen. His dream has always been to create an environment where he can be a student and learn entirely new things from the people within it. As the Oak Park coaches and community continue to evolve, that dream becomes more of a reality.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why is mental health so easily ignored in fitness How to bring purpose to your training What has the pandemic and social distancing done to mental health in the US Building trainer with a deeper understanding of human needs How do we equip kids with the knowledge of mental and physical health   Connect with FitOps Connect with Kenny Kane Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/10/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 23 seconds
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Concurrent Training: Why Cardio Does Not Make You Weak w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #554

Diesel Dad Class 3 registration is live. For busy dads that want to get strong, lean, and athletic without sacrificing family, fatherhood, or fitness.   Register Today.   Concurrent Training (CT) is defined as the combination of resistance and endurance training in a periodized program to maximize all aspects of physical performance. Unless an athlete is in a pure-power sport like Olympic Weightlifting, or a pure-endurance sport like long distance cycling; a combination of both power-related and endurance-related attributes are required to excel in mixed-type sports. Mixed type sports are sports that depend on several different energy systems and different strength and speed properties. MMA, boxing, basketball, soccer, hockey and many other team-based sports fall under this category.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: What is concurrent training Does cardio make you weak Why concurrent training builds GPP Sport specific training while doing concurrent training How to implement and use concurrent training Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/8/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bio-Optimization: Saunas, Stem Cells, and Living to 150 w/ Evan Demarco, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #553

Evan DeMarco is a leading sports medicine and nutrition expert, published author, public speaker and frequent guest on television, radio, and digital platforms. Leveraging his sports background, his entrepreneurial success, and his thirst for knowledge, Evan returned to school to bio- and organic chemistry and went on to develop a vastly improved formula for prenatal supplements delivered in liquid form after finding out he was going to be a father. From there he worked to develop numerous ingredient technologies to improve brain function in infants, children and adults.    His patented Alpha & Omega is used in over 25% of the global prenatal vitamins. Like most single parents, Evan has struggled with the demands of his career and the desire to be a present and engaged single parent. His daughter comes first, leading to many sleepless nights trying to finish work while she sleeps.   https://completehuman.com   Mia and the Go Away Monster Spray   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: What is Bio-Optimization The mental and psychological ramifications of social distancing  Stem Cells for longevity and not just injury Optimizing to live to 150 years old What supplements you should be taking to optimize health   Evan DeMarco on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
3/3/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 33 seconds
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A Comprehensive Guide to Progressive Overload w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #552

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: What is progressive overload How is training age related to progressive overload Differences in percentages, RPE, and RIR How to use velocity based training in progressive overload How to ensure you are not hitting plateaus   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes
3/1/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 20 seconds
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Successful Strength Training for High School Athletes w/ Coach Blayne Lapan, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #551

Coach Blayne Lapan Graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a B.S. in Applied Exercise Science and a concentration is Strength and Conditioning. After graduation he spent some time working as a Physical Therapy Aide as well as training athletes in the private sector at Conca Sport and Fitness in West Springfield Ma. In the fall of 2013 Coach Lapan accepted the newly developed position of Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at the Williston Northampton School, where he along with one of his mentors, Justin Geyer started the strength and conditioning program from the ground up. In the winter of 2013-2014, Coach Lapan accepted the role as the new head of strength and conditioning at the Williston Northampton School, where he continued to build upon the framework of the program into what it is today.   In his 8 years at Williston coach Lapan has had the opportunity of training many stand out student athletes. Including 6 future professional athletes across a multitude of different sports, over 120 division 1 and division 2 scholarship athletes, and countless Division 3 athletes. He has been apart of a program at Williston where, on average, 20% of its senior class will go on to play college athletics. This is well above the national average of 7% of high school seniors who will move on to play at the next level.   Coach Lapan uses an evidence-based approach to train his athletes a primary goal of injury prevention. Simultaneously he works to improve the strength, power, and movement quality of his athletes to help them improve athletically and ultimately reach their goals on the playing surface.   Coach Lapan takes pride in the fact that he coaches the “whole athlete”. He realizes that strength and conditioning as well as athletics is an excellent vessel for teaching kids about the challenges that life will bring him. He strives to teach his athletes the power of commitment, work ethic, leadership and health and fitness. He realizes that everyone, regardless of there skill level, will have a life after athletics and the life lessons learned under the barbell can be indelible for a developing athlete.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: In season training to keep athletes strong and healthy. Off season training and how it differs from in season How to get full teams through a program with limited space and equipment Why the weight room is the best place to build good humans  Overcoming barriers with women in the weight room Injury prevention and keeping athletes strong and healthy   Coach Blayne Lapin on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
2/24/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 41 seconds
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How Strong is Too Strong w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #550

How Strong is Too Strong w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #550   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Misconceptions about strength training Why strength training does not make you slow Absolute strength vs. relative strength Why sport specific training is done on the field, not the weight room Cost Benefit Analysis for increasing strength compare to goals Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
2/22/20211 hour, 25 seconds
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Strength: Old School vs. New School w/Zach Even-Esh, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #549

Zach Even-Esh is the founder of The Underground Strength Gym and creator of The Underground Strength Coach Certification. He is also the strength and conditioning coach for the Lehigh University wrestling team and the author of The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning.   Since Zach began training athletes in 2002, he has helped hundreds of athletes from various sports and ranging from the youth level to the Olympic level to achieve great success both in the competitive arena and in life.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: The will to train for multiple decades How the current generation struggles puling themselves in the gym Instant gratification vs. delayed results How training changes as you age Why strength over a lifetime matters https://zacheven-esh.com   Find Zach on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
2/17/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 36 seconds
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Perfecting the Third Pull in the Snatch w/Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #548

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: What is the power position and how do you get there? How do you prevent the bar from getting away from your body? How do you increase speed under the bar? Drills to focus on triple extension Tempo eccentrics and how they can help working from the top down   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
2/15/202155 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Sport is Steroids w/ Jim Rutter, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #547

Jim Rutter has competed in weightlifting since 2000 and coached since 2010, achieving the rank of International Coach for USA Weightlifting. He worked as a journalist in Philadelphia since 2006, writing mostly for the Philadelphia Inquirer. In 2009, he received a journalism fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.   He owns and serves as head coach for Philadelphia Barbell Club, which has produced over 20 National or International medalists since 2017.   Purchase “The Sport is Steroids”   Masters Method: Intermittent Fasting Challenge   Simple, Sustainable Nutrition to Build Muscle, Lose Fat, and Create Consistency in the Kitchen   Register Today   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Who is Pat Mendes and why is he banned from Olympic Weightlifting How Pat Mendes  was caught using steroids Pat Mendes early days of strength training leading to Average Bros gym. Why did Pat go to Brazil to lift for them vs. the USA How does Pat feel about his career in weightlifting   Masters Method: Intermittent Fasting Challenge   Simple, Sustainable Nutrition to Build Muscle, Lose Fat, and Create Consistency in the Kitchen   Register Today   Jim Rutter on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Diesel Dad Training Programs: http://barbellshrugged.com/dieseldad   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
2/10/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 2 seconds
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Warm Up to Workout: How to Structure Strength w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #546

Masters Method: Intermittent Fasting Challenge   Simple, Sustainable Nutrition to Build Muscle, Lose Fat, and Create Consistency in the Kitchen   Register Today   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: What is the most effective workout Difference between a broad and specific warm up How to structure strength work How to pick accessories How to create a conditioning stimulus without overtraining Masters Method: Intermittent Fasting Challenge   Simple, Sustainable Nutrition to Build Muscle, Lose Fat, and Create Consistency in the Kitchen   Register Today   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
2/8/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 23 seconds
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Gutcheck: w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #545

In addition to successful stints as a competitive powerlifter, bodybuilder and amateur boxer, Dustin wrestled in high school and was always drawn to training athletes in the worlds oldest and toughest sport.   In 2012, Coach Myers accepted the position of Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Ohio Regional Training Center for Olympic wrestling at The Ohio State University.  During his tenure, Coach Myers helped the Ohio State Wrestling team win its first NCAA Championship in school history, a pair of runner up NCAA finishes and 3 team Big10 titles.   In addition to the Buckeyes, some of the athletes he has worked with include 2x NCAA Champ Tommy Rowlands, 3x World Team member Reece Humphrey, Olympic Champion Kyle Snyder, and top MMA prospect Lance Palmer. He has also worked extensively with UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown and former Ohio State football stars Chris “Beanie” Wells, Antonio Pittman, Maurice Clarett, and Dan “Boom” Herron.   Coach Myers is also a founding partner of the supplement company Max Effort Muscle.  He has appeared on the cover of Natural Muscle Magazine (June 2016) and is a regular content contributor to Flowrestling and the Muscle & Strength website.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: How a high school wrestler began coaching Olympians Training collegiate wrestlers How to periodize training for weekly peaks Relationship of volume and intensity on athletic performance What is the Gutcheck and why does it exist   Dustin Myers on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
2/3/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds
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Belts, Wraps, and Straps: Essential for Strength or Waste of Money? w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #544

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: How to properly use a belt Drawbacks of using equipment Does gear really help that much? Why would you wear wraps as a CrossFitter Why you make be making yourself weaker using gear   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
2/1/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Uncommon Link Between Physical and Mental Health w/ Gabriel Villarreal, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #543

Gabriel Villarreal is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. He owns LostBoys Strength & Conditioning, the longest Affiliate of Mash Elite Performance. His strength gym specializes in strength and exercise for mental health. This is where he runs the only Hybrid model of exercise and counseling in the country. Additionally, he runs his private practice, ADHD Counseling in the Roanoke Valley where he helps children and adults manage and master their ADHD superpowers.   His work with Travis Mash is ongoing, working on bridging the gap between counseling and coaching.   Free eBook Download   https://www.clinicallyinformedcoaching.com/thebridge   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: How physical health is the entry point to mental health Why fitness plays a massive role in combating ADHD Understanding the brains role in physical development Why mental health is the next frontier in health and wellness How coaches can take simple steps to working with athletes with mental health issues Gabriel Villarreal on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
1/27/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 52 seconds
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Rotational Power, Strain Energy, and Snatch Balances w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #542

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Building a lab for strength training Rotational power for athletes Strain energy and how to train it Snatch balance for building confidence overhead How to program snatches balances] Difference in snatch balance and drop snatch Mobility requirements for snatch balance Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes
1/25/202159 minutes, 46 seconds
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Squat University, Mechanics of Strength, and Rebuilding Milo w/ Dr. Aaron Horschig, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #541

Dr. Aaron Horschig is a physical therapist, strength & conditioning coach, speaker and writer. After graduating with his bachelors in exercise science from Truman State University in 2009, he then went on to receive a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Missouri in 2012.   Past patients have included professional football players from the NFL and CFL, minor league baseball players, European professional basketball players, Olympic weightlifters, numerous NCAA Division I & II athletes,  international level youth soccer players, CrossFit athletes and youth athletes in a variety sports.   Buy Rebuilding Milo   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Rebuilding Milo the book Why you should lift barefoot Why doing the big lifts properly yields the highest return Why you overthink accessory work The missing links between mobility and stability   Squat University on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes
1/20/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 20 seconds
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Intermittent Fasting w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #540

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is Intermittent Fasting What the benefits of an 18/6 eating window What the drawbacks Is IF a magic pill for food quality How do you program it with morning workouts   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
1/18/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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Garage Gym Gurus with PRX Performance Founders Erik Hopperstad, Brian Brash and hosts Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #539

Join Class 2 of the Diesel Dad today.   Diesel Dad Training Programs:   Strong: “EMOM Strength” - This program focuses on top end strength, speed, and power utilizing Westside Barbell dynamic effort and functional bodybuilding principles to increase raw strength.   Lean: “EMOM Aesthetics” - This program combines old school bodybuilding and interval weight training to build muscle, burn fat, and look jacked.   Athletic: “Density Weight Training” is the “set it up and get after it” program with higher intensity, functional movements targeted to build muscle and metcons in under 20 minutes.   Join Class 2 of the Diesel Dad today. Registration closes January 17th. Training starts 1/18. Get strong, lean, and athletic without sacrificing family, fatherhood, or fitness.   Created in 2013 by two friends who were convinced that having a home gym was possible without giving up an entire garage stall or room in the house, PRx Performance has revolutionized the fitness industry with their patented wall-mounted folding squat racks and storage solutions. The founders appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank in February, 2016 and got a deal with Mr. Wonderful himself, Kevin O’Leary and were again featured in a ‘where are they now?’ segment in April, 2017. Located in Fargo, ND, PRx Performance is dedicated to delivering on their mission to help everyone Fit Fitness into Life.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The birth of PRx Performance How they landed a deal on Shark Tank Immediate growth of garage gyms in COVID era How to build culture with clients and employees International growth strategies for the future of PRx Performance   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”   PRx Performance on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
1/13/202159 minutes, 15 seconds
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COVID-19 Experience, New Year Goal Setting, and Mastering the Power Position in Clean and Snatch w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #538

Join Class 2 of the Diesel Dad today.   Get Started Today:   Step 1: Register for the Diesel Dad Step 2: Download TrueCoach app to your device Step 3: Get instant access to training programs   Join Class 2 of the Diesel Dad today.   Diesel Dad Training Programs:   Strong: “EMOM Strength” - This program focuses on top end strength, speed, and power utilizing Westside Barbell dynamic effort and functional bodybuilding principles to increase raw strength.   Lean: “EMOM Aesthetics” - This program combines old school bodybuilding and interval weight training to build muscle, burn fat, and look jacked.   Athletic: “Density Weight Training” is the “set it up and get after it” program with higher intensity, functional movements targeted to build muscle and metcons in under 20 minutes.   Join Class 2 of the Diesel Dad today. Registration closes January 17th. Training starts 1/18. Get strong, lean, and athletic without sacrificing family, fatherhood, or fitness.     In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Travis Mash’s recovery from COVID-19 How it shaped his fitness goals for the new year. Why the power position is so important Drills for increasing patience in the second pull Increasing speed, turnover, and athleticism in the only lifts   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
1/11/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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Building a Massive Aerobic Engine for CrossFit w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Richard Diaz - Barbell Shrugged #537

Richard Diaz, is founder of diaz human performance, a California based sports performance business, The Natural Running Network and creator of the Natural Running Coaches Certification Program.      Mr. Diaz has extensive experience in clinical sport specific diagnostics (VO2 max and resting metabolic assessments), running mechanics video analysis and gait correction and of course coaching.  He is the  host of this weekly podcast for runners titled “The Natural Running Network”.  The interviews are commonly easy going, honest and brought about to provide entertaining commentary spiced with education and training advice.   Richard in his storied career, has rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest athletes of our time.  Not one to mince words or hold back an opinion, with over 1,000,000 downloads and growing, he believes and often suggests;   “If you are a runner, love to get out and challenge yourself, this is a show you don’t want to miss.”    He will often tell you, he does not like to be referred to as a coach, he feels his role is more of an adviser.  The fact remains he is sought out for coaching advice from athletes from around the world. Richard has recently released his new book “Training the Dark Side” which is the most unique approach to training you will ever undertake.  Considered to be a Game Changer for endurance athletes!     In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why CrossFitters struggle with aerobic capacity How to build an aerobic engine How to flush lactate out of muscles during a workout Testing VO2 Max and heart rate Using fat for fuel vs sugar   Richard Diaz on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    InsideTracker: insidetracker.com use code “shrugged25” to save 25%   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes
1/6/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 33 seconds
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Growing Tree Trunk Legs for 2021 w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #536

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Major muscle groups of the lower body Best exercises for building quads Why Glutes are the center of it all Hamstring and how to train them Calves and the show muscles   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://prxperformance.com/discount/BBS5OFF Save 5% using the coupon code “BBS5OFF”
1/4/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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Strong, Lean, and Athletic: Diesel Dad 30 Days Challenge w/ Anders Varner and Doug Larson- Barbell Shrugged #535

“We help busy dads get strong, lean, and athletic without sacrificing family, fatherhood, or fitness.” - Diesel Dad   What you want:   A strong, lean, and athletic body that you are proud of. What you are missing most right now. Confidence - Believing in yourself is hard when you don’t feel good in your body. Discipline - When time gets tough, you fall off the wagon, and struggle getting back on. Competence - The lack of confidence and discipline bleeds into every area of life. If you can’t take care of yourself it makes taking care of others even more challenging. These are the traits of leaders, role models, and every dad deserves to have them.   Fitness, Family, and Fatherhood are essential to happiness and busy dads should have a fitness program that ensures the success of all three.   Join the Diesel Dad Challenge Now.   We get it…   Our coaches are all dads and we know how busy life gets. Low energy turns into missing the gym, bad food choices, and without knowing it, you put 15 pounds on in all the wrong places. Even worse, it beats you down mentally and emotionally. It feels like the mountain is just too high to climb.  The Diesel Dad Challenge is by dads, for dads, to get you strong, lean, and athletic.   Let us be your guide.   Join the Diesel Dad Challenge Now.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why we created the Diesel Dad Challenge Why you need to get strong, lean, and athletic Why training is so hard being a dad Building consistency first thing in the morning How to training, eat, and win the Diesel Dad Challenge   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    InsideTracker: insidetracker.com use code “shrugged25” to save 25%   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes
12/30/202058 minutes, 15 seconds
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Morning Routines, the Gym Industry, and Being a Diesel Dad w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #534

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   A look back at 2020 Morning routines for success Juggling fitness, fatherhood, and family Gym business in 2021 Why so many people are choosing to train at home   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    InsideTracker: insidetracker.com use code “shrugged25” to save 25%   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
12/28/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 46 seconds
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Building a Strength and Conditioning Certification w/ Nate Palin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #533

Nate Palin is the Director of Education at the FitOps Foundation, an organization that equips veterans who are passionate about fitness, health, and wellness to find success after the military.    Using fitness and the leadership skills that they gained during their time in the service, veterans are equipped with a new mission: to help improve the lives of others. Focusing on professional and personal development, veterans who graduate from FitOps are experts in fitness coaching, and are awarded a fitness industry professional certification and designated as Certified Veteran Fitness Operatives (CVFO), which gives them the tools necessary to launch a career in fitness and leadership.   Nate Palin served as a leader in the 2nd Ranger Battalion for seven years prior to his transition to strength and conditioning. Over the course of five combat deployments in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, Nate experienced the military’s performance shortcomings and observed the need for enhanced physical training to better support mission critical tasks.    He began his coaching career in 2010, narrowed his focus to tactical strength and conditioning as a Performance Specialist for EXOS in Washington, D.C. in 2012, and coached Special Operations Forces at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from 2015 to 2018.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Incorporating mental health into a strength certification  How to build a certification and the hierarchy of needs for trainers Fundamentals to coaching and tactics to get coaches there. The future for FitOps in a Covid-19 world   Nate Palin on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    InsideTracker: insidetracker.com use code “shrugged25” to save 25%   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
12/23/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why Strength is King w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #532

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Can you be too strong? How do you develop maximal strength Why strength builds your conditioning Increase metcons times without doing metcons Best methods for increasing functional strength   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    InsideTracker: insidetracker.com use code “shrugged25” to save 25%   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
12/21/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 30 seconds
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Maximizing Fat Loss Without Damaging Muscle or Metabolism w/ Dr. Bill Campbell, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash and Dr. Andy Galpin- Barbell Shrugged - Barbell Shrugged #531

Save $200 on 23 Training Programs in the Barbell Shrugged Program Vault using code “vault200” at checkout.   Dr. Bill Campbell, Ph.D., FISSN, CSCS, is a Professor of Exercise Science and the Director of the Performance & Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida. His master’s and doctoral degrees were earned at Baylor University while serving as the Coordinator of the Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Laboratory. He joined the faculty at USF in the Fall of 2007.   As a researcher and author, Dr. Campbell has published more than 150 scientific papers and abstracts (in academic journals) related to sports nutrition and physique enhancement. In addition, he is a paid consultant to professional sport team organizations, sport entertainment corporations, and also is a litigation consultant and expert witness related to dietary supplementation. Dr. Campbell has published three books on sports nutrition, including the NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Sports Nutrition: Enhancing Athletic Performance.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   When calories in vs. calories out is not the rule.  Why protein is different than all other macronutrients How to maximize muscle gain and fat loss at the same time. What is a healthy body fat percentage Do females follow the same rules for fat loss and protein.   Save $200 on 23 Training Programs in the Barbell Shrugged Program Vault using code “vault200” at checkout.   Dr. Bill Campbell on Instagram   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Dr. Andy Galpin on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    InsideTracker: insidetracker.com use code “shrugged25” to save 25%   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
12/16/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 46 seconds
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Deloads: Overrated, Underutilized, or Feel It Out w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #530

Save $200 on 23 Training Programs in the Barbell Shrugged Program Vault using code “vault200” at checkout.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why do you need reload weeks? How do you use them in your programming? Do you really need to worry about them? What are the best strategies for implementing them? How long should they be and when have you gone too far? Save $200 on 23 Training Programs in the Barbell Shrugged Program Vault using code “vault200” at checkout.   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    InsideTracker: insidetracker.com use code “shrugged25” to save 25%   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
12/14/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 30 seconds
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Hydration 101: Water, Salt, Electrolytes and the Physiology of Hydration w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash- Barbell Shrugged #529

Dr. Andy Galpin has been an Assistant Professor at California State University, Fullerton, since 2011, but spent the first 18 years of his life in rural southwest (Rochester) Washington. He won a DIII National Championship in Football while earning his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Linfield College (2005). He received his Master’s degree in Human Movement Sciences from The University of Memphis (2008) and his Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics from Ball State University (2011). Andy is an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association & American College of Sports Medicine and serves on the advisory board of many private and non-profit companies in the area of human performance. He is the author of the best-selling book   Unplugged (Victory Belt, 2017)   and routinely speaks at conferences, clinics, and podcasts around the globe. Andy also works as a high performance coach and consultant to numerous professional athletes (MMA, Boxing, Wrestling, BJJ, MLB, NFL, etc.).   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Common misconceptions on hydration What UFC fighter do preparing for fights The role of salt and electrolytes How to rehydrate after losing a lot of water Time release hydration strategies Dr. Andy Galpin on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    InsideTracker: insidetracker.com use code “shrugged25” to save 25%   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes
12/9/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 56 seconds
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Whole 30, Increasing Aerobic Capacity, and Exactly How We Are Training Right Now w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash #528

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Experiences on the Whole 30 diet What happens after falling off such a strict diet Why we are focusing on building aerobic capacity How much strength training are we doing Goal setting, morning routines, and having fun in the gym   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    InsideTracker: insidetracker.com use code “shrugged25” to save 25%   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
12/7/20201 hour, 52 seconds
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High Performance Strength and Hypertrophy w/ Dr. John Rusin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #527

Dr. John Rusin is one of the fitness and sports performance industry’s leading experts in the pain-free performance training model that blends the world of strength and conditioning with clinical movement based diagnostic medicine to provide the ultimate results based methods, programming and practice for an impressively diverse demographic of elite athletes and general fitness clients.   His innovative vision for the future of elite level sports performance physical therapy and injury prevention based training protocols are highlighted by the synergy of high-performance strength and hypertrophy programming with a cutting-edge, pain-free training methodologies, are revolutionizing the way his athletes and clients look, feel, function and perform.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The fitness world in a post Covid 19 era Why our government needs to be focused on health Why gyms are essential businesses Integrating the clinical and performance world of strength  High performance and hypertrophy   Dr. John Rusin on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Inside Tracker: insidetracker.com/earlyaccess to be the first to hear about InsideTracker’s BEST DEAL of the year    Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
12/2/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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Strength PHD: The Simplified Equations of Strength and Conditioning w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #526

Buy Strength PHD and help support weightlifters at Lenoir-Rhyne University   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Why every coach needs to understand the fundamental equations of strength How to incorporate these equations into a training program. How to master energy systems  What is impulse and how to improve it Nutrition for hypertrophy Buy Strength PHD and help support weightlifters at Lenoir-Rhyne University   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Inside Tracker: insidetracker.com/earlyaccess to be the first to hear about InsideTracker’s BEST DEAL of the year    Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
11/30/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 27 seconds
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Cholesterol, Multi-Vitamins, Vitamin D, and Hidden Health Secrets In Bloodwork w/ Ashley Reaver, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #525

Inside Tracker: insidetracker.com/earlyaccess to be the first to hear about InsideTracker’s BEST DEAL of the year   Inside Tracker is a team of passionate, creative people who are using extreme personalization to make the world a healthier place.   Founded in 2009 by experts in aging, genetics and biometric data, from Harvard, MIT and Tufts, science is the backbone of InsideTracker. We believe the most impactful science and technology products result from constant learning. And so, we always are.   The algorithm that drives the InsideTracker platform is continuously refined, drawing on cutting-edge research and technological advances. It’s smart and ever-evolving, just like your body is.   But we’re more than machines. We build and grow our products using both innovative technology and the human brain power of our accomplished scientific team.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why bloodwork is the key to customization How much vitamin D and sunshine do you need daily. Why you do not need a multivitamin Why performance and wellness are not the same thing Why cholesterol is so so misunderstood   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Inside Tracker: insidetracker.com/earlyaccess to be the first to hear about InsideTracker’s BEST DEAL of the year    Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
11/25/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Intersection of Mental and Physical Health w/ Matt Hesse, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #524

The core mission of FitOps is to improve the physical and mental health of veterans by creating purpose and community through the power of fitness. We believe that fitness is transformative to every aspect of our lives, and that a community that encourages a mindset and lifestyle of physical, mental, and emotional health is the way to help veterans achieve greatness in life after they serve.     We don’t believe that any service member starts from scratch professionally when they enter civilian life--in fact, quite the opposite. FitOps is specifically designed to build on the fitness and leadership experience that veterans gained during their time in the service. The result is Certified Veteran Fitness Operatives (CVFOs), who guide themselves, their clients, and their community down a path toward being their personal best in fitness and in life.   To learn more go to http://fitops.org   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The FitOps Foundation and mental health for Military Vets Fighting suicide and awareness for mental health Building a university for the FitOps Foundation Building a university for veterans in fitness The path to helping military vets transition to civilian life   Matt Hesse on Instagram FitOps Foundation  Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Inside Tracker: insidetracker.com/earlyaccess to be the first to hear about InsideTracker’s BEST DEAL of the year    Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
11/23/202057 minutes, 54 seconds
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Diesel Dad Strength, Family, and Fatherhood w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #523

Diesel Dad Class 1 registration is open now through Sunday, November 22nd. Time is running out, all the dads are gonna get jacked, and training starts Monday November 23rd.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The Diesel Dad Code How to balance family, fatherhood, and fitness Effort and leadership Being unreasoably positive Practicing aggression   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Diesel Dad Class 1 registration is open now through Sunday, November 22nd. Time is running out, all the dads are gonna get jacked, and training starts Monday November 23rd.   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Inside Tracker: insidetracker.com/earlyaccess to be the first to hear about InsideTracker’s BEST DEAL of the year    Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
11/20/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Dojo for Diesel Dads: The Diesel Dad Code w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #522

Diesel Dad Class 1 registration is open now through Sunday, November 22nd. Time is running out, all the dads are gonna get jacked, and training starts Monday November 23rd.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What does it mean to be strong, lean, and athletic? What is the Diesel Dad Code? How do you become a leader in your household? How to be a greta dad How to be a great husband How it all matter in becoming a Diesel Dad   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   Diesel Dad Class 1 registration is open now through Sunday, November 22nd. Time is running out, all the dads are gonna get jacked, and training starts Monday November 23rd.   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors PowerDot - Save 20% using code BBS at http://PowerDot.com/BBS    Inside Tracker: insidetracker.com/earlyaccess to be the first to hear about InsideTracker’s BEST DEAL of the year    Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes
11/18/202054 minutes, 51 seconds
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How to Be a Diesel Dad w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dr. Andy Galpin - Barbell Shrugged #521

Diesel Dad Class 1 registration is open now through Sunday, November 22nd. Time is running out, all the dads are gonna get jacked, and training starts Monday November 23rd.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How to be strong lean and athletic without sacrificing family, fitness, or fatherhood What has changed in our training since being dads. Increasing frequency with less load to maintain muscle. Nutrition and body composition with less training hours. The importance of living an active life. Diesel Dad Class 1 registration is open now through Sunday, November 22nd. Time is running out, all the dads are gonna get jacked, and training starts Monday November 23rd.   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Inside Tracker: insidetracker.com/earlyaccess to be the first to hear about InsideTracker’s BEST DEAL of the year    Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
11/16/20201 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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The Psychology of Elite Performance w/ Dr. Lenny Wiersma, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dr. Andy Galpin - Barbell Shrugged #520

Dr. Lenny Wiersma is a Professor of Sport and Performance Psychology in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton, where he has taught since 2001. He is the Director of the Performance Psychology Lab at CSUF and has conducted research and/or worked with a variety of extreme sport athletes including big-wave surfers, extreme backcountry skiers and snowboarders, ultramarathon runners and cyclists, Crossfit Games athletes, and UFC fighters.    He serves on the advisory board of the Nike Sport Research Lab in Beaverton, Oregon, as well as on the advisory board of XPT Extreme Performance TrainingTM. Dr. Wiersma is currently on the staff of UCLA Men’s and Women’s Water Polo teams as a sport psychology consultant as well as USA Swimming’s National Team, specializing in Open Water.    He serves on the editorial board of The Sport Psychologist, is a former Associate Editor for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and was the Co-Director of the Center for the Advancement of Responsible Youth Sport at CSUF from 2001-2014. He received his masters and doctorate degrees in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts and his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What can you learn from extreme sports athletes? How do you get in the zone for optimal performance? How do you mentally prepare for hard training or competition? Physiological responses to stress and what to do about it? How can you use both to get super jacked   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
11/11/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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How to Train: Function Bodybuilding vs. Bodybuilding Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #519

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is Functional Bodybuilding What makes bodybuilding training so specific Will bodybuilding make you stronger  Is functional bodybuilding the best way to train for athleticism. How can you use both to get super jacked   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
11/9/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 37 seconds
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Performance Nutrition, Supplements, and Fat Loss w/ Matt Musgrave, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #518

This week only: Buy One Get One Free using code "iwantabs" Buy EMOM Aesthetics: Glutes and Abs  Get EMOM Aesthetics: Arms and Abs FREE   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The story of Barbell Shrugged Partnering with Walmart Uncovering the good is a sea of snake oil supplement industry  How to bring better living at a low cost to meet Walmart audience How does strength tailing fit into the Walmart business model How to leave an imprint on global health through fitness and nutrition   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
11/4/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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Barbell Shrugged Partners with Walmart, Inc w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #517

This week only: Buy One Get One Free using code "iwantabs" Buy EMOM Aesthetics: Glutes and Abs  Get EMOM Aesthetics: Arms and Abs FREE   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The Great Fall that crushed Anders’ Shoulder  Our partnership with the largest retailer in the world. How we can affect change in underserved populations How we are working with pharmacists to bridge the gap between fitness and medicine The future of of fitness in retail   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
11/2/20201 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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Why Bodybuilders Have So Much Muscle w/ Coach Kassem, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #516

Barbell Shrugged’s “Functional Fitness Bundle” is for the functional fitness athlete that wants to improve their strength, gymnastics, weightlifting and build a bigger engine in six weeks.   Program Goals: Improve Gymnastics Increase Raw Strength Master Olympic Lifts Brutal Anaerobic Endurance Metcons Build Aerobic Capacity Peak for the CrossFit Open   What you get: Seven Functional Fitness, Goal Specific Training Programs   Gymnastics Focused Functional Fitness - 6-Week Gymnastics Focused CrossFit Program  ($47) Shrugged Functional Weightlifting - 6-Week Olympic Weightlifting Focused CrossFit Program ($47) Strength Bias Functional Fitness - 6-Week Strength Bias CrossFit Program ($47) Anaerobic Assault - 12-Week Anaerobic Engine Building Accessory Program ($47) Aerobic Monster - 12-Week Aerobic Capacity Accessory Program ($47) Open Prep - 7-Week Competition Prep Cycle ($47) Advanced Functional Fitness Workout Builder - 6-Week Advanced CrossFit Strength and Conditioning Template ($47)   Total Retail Value $329 for all 7 Programs.   This week only, get all seven programs for $97, saving you 70% off retail.   Use code “functional” at checkout to save 70%.    7 Programs for the price of 2 saving you over $329.   Barbell Shrugged’s “Functional Fitness Bundle” is for the functional fitness athlete that wants to improve their strength, gymnastics, weightlifting and build a bigger engine in six weeks.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Building private science lab for strength  How to accurately test strength and muscle How does hypertrophy correlate to performance Why don’t bodybuilders test 1 rep maxes Are bodybuilders actually strong?   Coach Kassem on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
10/28/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 48 seconds
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Metabolic Stress: Science and Application of Sick Pumps and Building Muscle w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #515

Barbell Shrugged’s “Functional Fitness Bundle” is for the functional fitness athlete that wants to improve their strength, gymnastics, weightlifting and build a bigger engine in six weeks.   Program Goals:   Improve Gymnastics Increase Raw Strength Master Olympic Lifts Brutal Anaerobic Endurance Metcons Build Aerobic Capacity Peak for the CrossFit Open   What you get: Seven Functional Fitness, Goal Specific Training Programs   Gymnastics Focused Functional Fitness - 6-Week Gymnastics Focused CrossFit Program  ($47) Shrugged Functional Weightlifting - 6-Week Olympic Weightlifting Focused CrossFit Program ($47) Strength Bias Functional Fitness - 6-Week Strength Bias CrossFit Program ($47) Anaerobic Assault - 12-Week Anaerobic Engine Building Accessory Program ($47) Aerobic Monster - 12-Week Aerobic Capacity Accessory Program ($47) Open Prep - 7-Week Competition Prep Cycle ($47) Advanced Functional Fitness Workout Builder - 6-Week Advanced CrossFit Strength and Conditioning Template ($47)   Total Retail Value $329 for all 7 Programs.   This week only, get all seven programs for $97, saving you 70% off retail.   Use code “functional” at checkout to save 70%.    7 Programs for the price of 2 saving you over $329.   Barbell Shrugged’s “Functional Fitness Bundle” is for the functional fitness athlete that wants to improve their strength, gymnastics, weightlifting and build a bigger engine in six weeks.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is Metabolite Training (Metabolic Stress)  What are the three mechanisms of hypertrophy What is metabolic stress Benefits of getting a pump for building muscle Common drawbacks to this intensity What are the best methods for this training Post Activation Potentiation  Four most common forms of Metabolic Stress Training   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
10/26/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 54 seconds
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Why Strength Training Makes You Smarter and the Brain Protein Responsible for it All w/ Dr. John Ratey, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #514

This week only, save 20% on the “Boulders for Shoulders” for functional fitness athletes using the code “boulders” at checkout. Sale ends Friday.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How did fitness get linked to brain development? Why does intense exercise help develop intelligence? I strength training more optimal than cardio for brain development What is BDNF and how does it connect the different parts of the brain. How does exercise help fight ADHD, Alzheimers, Addiction, and Depression   Dr. John Ratey on Twitter Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   This week only, save 20% on the “Boulders for Shoulders” for functional fitness athletes using the code “boulders” at checkout. Sale ends Friday.   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
10/21/20201 hour, 1 minute, 47 seconds
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The Conjugate Method: How to Implement Max Effort, Dynamic Effort, and PR Every Single Day w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #513

This week only, save 20% on the “Boulders for Shoulders” for functional fitness athletes using the code “boulders” at checkout. Sale ends Friday.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is the Conjugate Method? What is max effort day? How to implement dynamic days? Why it is important to PR everyday Is the Conjugate method the best program for maximizing strength?   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   This week only, save 20% on the “Boulders for Shoulders” for functional fitness athletes using the code “boulders” at checkout. Sale ends Friday.   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
10/19/202058 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Conjugate Method: How to Implement Max Effort, Dynamic Effort, and PR Every Single Day w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #513

This week only, save 20% on the “Boulders for Shoulders” for functional fitness athletes using the code “boulders” at checkout. Sale ends Friday.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is the Conjugate Method? What is max effort day? How to implement dynamic days? Why it is important to PR everyday Is the Conjugate method the best program for maximizing strength?   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   This week only, save 20% on the “Boulders for Shoulders” for functional fitness athletes using the code “boulders” at checkout. Sale ends Friday.   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
10/19/20200
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Sex, Stem Cells, and Regenerative Medicine with Dr. Amy Killen Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #512

This week only, save 20% on the 20 Rep Back Squat Program for functional fitness athletes using the code “20rep” at checkout. Sale ends Friday.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The science of stem cells. What is regenerative medicine How does training improve sexual dysfunction How does medicine help us age younger What is the perfect combination of science, training, and medicine.   Dr. Amy Killen on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   This week only, save 20% on the 20 Rep Back Squat Program for functional fitness athletes using the code “20rep” at checkout. Sale ends Friday.   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ————————————————   Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
10/14/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 57 seconds
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Using Accommodating Resistance to Add Size, Strength, and Muscle w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #511

This week only, save 20% on the 20 Rep Back Squat Program for functional fitness athletes using the code “20rep” at checkout. Sale ends Friday.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is accommodating resistance? Why accommodating resistance is so effective How to train weaknesses using accommodating resistance How to use progressive overload with accommodating resistance What tools can you use for accommodating resistance   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   This week only, save 20% on the 20 Rep Back Squat Program for functional fitness athletes using the code “20rep” at checkout. Sale ends Friday.   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes
10/12/202057 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to Build a Strength Programs w/ Spencer Arnold, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #510

The Stay Home Super Bundle is for the At-Home Athlete with minimal equipment that wants to increase their strength, conditioning, and hypertrophy in 8-weeks.   Code “stayhome” saves you 82% on all 7 programs.   What You Get: DIY Bodyweight Metcons – Bodyweight Strength + Conditioning Workout Builder ($47) Advanced Bodyweight – Muscle Building Bodyweight Training ($47) Bands and Bodyweight – Hypertrophy Focused, Band and Bodyweight training ($47) Kettlebell Physique – Hypertrophy Focused, Kettlebell Strength Training ($47) Aerobic Monster – Increase Aerobic Capacity with Running, Rowing, or Airdyne ($47)   Two Bonus Resources to increase recovery and dial in your nutrition: Maximum Mobility – Joint-by-joint assessment, exercises, and drills to increase mobility ($147). Faction Foods Nutrition Course – How To Eat and Create Systems for Health and Longevity ($97)   Total Retail Value $479 for all 7 Programs.   7 Programs for the Price of 2 saving you over $350   The “Stay Home Super Bundle” brings hypertrophy, muscle, and engine building training programs to help you achieve maximum results with minimal equipment.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How do you get team athletes learning snatch and clean and jerk? How do you build team culture? How do you get buy in from your athletes? Best way to get buy in from other coaches? How do you set standards and ensure they are being upheld?   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes
10/7/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Train for Your Training Age w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #509

The Stay Home Super Bundle is for the At-Home Athlete with minimal equipment that wants to increase their strength, conditioning, and hypertrophy in 8-weeks.   Code “stayhome” saves you 82% on all 7 programs.   What You Get:   DIY Bodyweight Metcons – Bodyweight Strength + Conditioning Workout Builder ($47) Advanced Bodyweight – Muscle Building Bodyweight Training ($47) Bands and Bodyweight – Hypertrophy Focused, Band and Bodyweight training ($47) Kettlebell Physique – Hypertrophy Focused, Kettlebell Strength Training ($47) Aerobic Monster – Increase Aerobic Capacity with Running, Rowing, or Airdyne ($47)   Two Bonus Resources to increase recovery and dial in your nutrition: Maximum Mobility – Joint-by-joint assessment, exercises, and drills to increase mobility ($147). Faction Foods Nutrition Course – How To Eat and Create Systems for Health and Longevity ($97)   Total Retail Value $479 for all 7 Programs.   7 Programs for the Price of 2 saving you over $350   The “Stay Home Super Bundle” brings hypertrophy, muscle, and engine building training programs to help you achieve maximum results with minimal equipment.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   How do you define training age? When are you no longer a beginner? What frequency and volume should you train for your training age? What programs are best for your training age? How to continue advancing when you hit plateaus?   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
10/5/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Global Movement to Save Sports and Fitness w/ Hunter Mcintyre, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #508

OCR Stars was born from the fallout of sport during the 2020 season. Competitions worldwide have been put on hold due to the Covid circumstances; this has left millions of participants and tens of thousands of athletes with empty race schedules.    As a professional athlete, I have built the last nine years of my life around the schedule of my events. This was taken away late February and continues to show that there is no certainty it will come back any time soon. This has created an opportunity that can change the industry and save the 2020 season that is all but lost. With the resources that I have amassed over my career, my team and I are launching a virtual event with four workouts over four weeks to find the fittest OCR athletes in the world. Athletes globally will be tested by all the characteristics that define an OCR champion. By the end of the four weeks, we will crown workout winners and eventually an overall winner.   The true purpose behind this event is to push funding back toward the athletes while also supporting the age group participants with sponsorship packages and event passes to top events for the 2021 season. Our goal is 10k-20k participants at $30 a person. This will allow us to put up to $250k cash back into the community and athletes. This event will be the first of its kind, and with the right team this will be one of the biggest global internet events in the history of endurance sports.   LEARN MORE HERE   -Hunter McIntyre CEO|FOUNDER   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Reflections on Crossfit Games Appearance What is the future of OCR and Sports in general Getting gyms to participate in OCR Stars Why athletes are struggling in the current state of sports Being a part of OCR Stars, equipment, rules, and participation    Hunter Mcintyre  Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
9/30/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to Program Percentages, Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), and Reps in Reserve (RIR) w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #507

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is RIR, RPE, and Percentages? How do you use these concepts to write a strength program? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each? What are effective reps and how do you understand max effort? Tactics and methods for optimizing sub-maximal effort?   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
9/28/202056 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Fat Loss Prescription w Dr. Spencer Nadolsky, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #506

Spencer Nadolsky is a licensed practicing board certified family and bariatric (weight loss) medicine physician. He is a PHD in Lipidology . After a successful athletic career at UNC-Chapel Hill, Nadolsky enrolled in medical school at VCOM (Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine) with aspirations to change the world of medicine by pushing lifestyle before drugs (when possible). Lifting, eating, laughter, and sleeping are his current first line medicines for whatever ails ya’ (although those don’t cure pneumonia unfortunately).   Nadolsky wrestled in the Heavy Weight division for the UNC Tar Heels for 3 years and was ranked in the top 4 of the nation at one point.  He owes much of his success to nutrition and exercise science and of course hard work. Nadolsky's goal is to use what he learned as an athlete and apply it to his patients to help them get as healthy as possible using lifestyle as medicine.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is fat and what you can do about it? Understanding societal pressure surrounding fat. Behavioral changes to long term health. Why is it so hard to stay in a caloric deficit? Is there a perfect diet?   Dr. Spencer Nadolsky on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
9/23/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 6 seconds
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Picking Proper Accessories to Eliminate Asymmetries and Imbalances w/Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #505

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The difference between asymmetries and structural imbalances What causes imbalances in your training How do you pick the right accessories to fix imbalances Top accessory movement to eliminate asymmetries and imbalances  How to program to eliminate asymmetries and imbalances   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
9/21/20201 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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How to Build Size, Strength, and Muscle w/ Dr. Ben House, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #504

Dr. House has a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, which is one of the top ranked public universities in the United States. Dr. House is also a Nutritionist (CN), Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist (FDN), and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP).   As a strength coach, House has worked at both the high school and collegiate levels, including time under Coach Wright at the University of Texas Basketball. Besides practicing Functional Med, coaching, and writing articles for Functional Medicine Costa Rica, House has numerous publications in peer-reviewed, high-impact scientific journals. House blends his knowledge of research and Functional Medicine with years of experience working directly with a variety of different clients.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   The mechanisms of building muscle. Hot to find the right exercise and why some movements may not be the best for you What is the best way to squat for maximum quad hypertrophy. The case for isolation and using machines for muscle Why CrossFit athletes need more hypertrophy training for performance   Dr. Ben House on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
9/16/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 42 seconds
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How To Use Undulating Periodization, Autoregulation, and Variance for Strength Gains w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #503

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is undulating periodization How to use auto regulation alongside undulating periodization Why variances in volume and intensity are necessary for strength gains How to implement undulating periodization into your training program. When undulating periodization may not be the best method for you.   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes
9/14/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 46 seconds
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Eliminating Dogma in Nutrition w/ Dr. John Berardi, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #502

John Berardi, PhD is a founder of Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest online nutrition coaching company. He's an advisor to Apple, Equinox, Nike, and Titleist. Was recently selected as one of the 20 smartest coaches in the world by Livestrong.com. And, in the last 5 years, his team has helped over 30,000 people get in the best shape of their lives through their renowned Precision Nutrition Personal Coaching program.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   A coaches responsibility in coaching nutrition. Why you have to work with clients even if they fail. Fighting the ecosystems that is bad health. Building the largest nutrition company on the internet. Nutrition practices for kids and families.   Buy Dr. John Berardi’s new book "Change Maker": The health and fitness industry is huge, highly competitive, and often confusing to navigate. This one-of-a-kind book helps you make sense of the chaos, laying out a clear roadmap for career success—for both established professionals and anyone just getting started.   Dr. John Berardi on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
9/9/20201 hour, 42 minutes, 34 seconds
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Incorporating Olympic Lifts into Hypertrophy Training Program w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #501

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Is there a hypertrophy effect with Olympic Lifts? What three things do you need for hypertrophy? How to write a hypertrophy program and incorporate olympic lifts. Does speed and power matter in muscle hypertrophy? Does athleticism matter in muscle hypertrophy?   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Fittogether - Fitness ONLY Social Media App   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
9/7/202058 minutes, 31 seconds
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Taking Fitness and Personal Training Online w/ Jonathan Goodman, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash- Barbell Shrugged #500

Jonathan Goodman is the founder of the Personal Trainer Development Center and author of multiple bestselling books for personal trainers. In addition, Jon founded the first-ever certification for online fitness trainers, the Online Trainer Academy. Originally from Toronto, Jon and his wife Alison spend their winters traveling the world with their baby boy, Calvin.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What are the biggest hurdles to creating an online training business? How to start an online training business? What should athletes look for in hiring an online coach? Do you have to have a massive audience to be successful online? What is the best way to build a relationship with your online coach?   Online Trainer Show: https://www.theptdc.com/online-trainer-show-podcast   Personal Trainer Development Center: https://www.theptdc.com/online-trainer-show-podcast   Online Trainer Academy: https://www.theptdc.com/online-trainer-academy-certification   Jonathan Goodman Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan_goodman101/   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Shadow Creative Studios - Save $200 + Free Consult to start you podcast using code” “Shrugged” at podcast.shadowstud.io   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
9/2/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Biggest Lie in Strength and Why Kids Need to Be Lifting Weights Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #499

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why are people so scared of kids lifting weights What does the research say about kids lifting weights When should you start having your kids lift weights Why is football is ok but a barbell is “dangerous” Why misinformation is scaring the public   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Shadow Creative Studios - Save $200 + Free Consult to start you podcast using code” “Shrugged” at podcast.shadowstud.io   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
8/31/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 12 seconds
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How to Get Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger w/ Mike Mathews, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash- Barbell Shrugged #498

Mike Matthews is the founder and CEO of Legion as well as a bestselling fitness author of several books, including Bigger Leaner Stronger, Thinner Leaner Stronger, and The Shredded Chef.   His simple and science-based approach to building muscle, losing fat, and getting healthy has sold over a million books and helped thousands of people build their best bodies ever, and his work has been featured in many popular outlets including Esquire, Men’s Health, Elle, Women’s Health, Muscle & Strength, and more, as well as on FOX and ABC.   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What you need in the first 5 years of training. How to continue getting stronger as you train longer. What veterans of strength know but the newbies don’t Mike’s brand new book Why it is so hard to find good supplements Legion Athletics and building a supplement line. Mike Matthews on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Legion Athletics Whey Protein, Creatine, and Pre-Workout - Save 20% using code “SHRUGGED”   Shadow Creative Studios - Save $200 + Free Consult to start you podcast using code” “Shrugged” at podcast.shadowstud.io   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
8/26/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 51 seconds
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Certifications: Do You Need Them, Which Ones Are The Best, and How Do You Use Them Once You Get The Piece Of Paper w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash- Barbell Shrugged #497

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   Why do you need to get a training certification? What options are available for certification Do you actually need to get a certification What are the next steps after certifications to become a trainer Do Certifications make you smart? What are the drawbacks of certifications   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Shadow Creative Studios - Save $200 + Free Consult to start you podcast using code” “Shrugged” at podcast.shadowstud.io   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Purchase our favorite Supplements here and use code “Shrugged” to save 20% on your order: https://bit.ly/2K2Qlq4
8/24/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Million Dollar Meathead Mark Bell on the Carnivore Diet, Bodybuilding, What Happened to Westside Barbell, and Why Barbells are the Best Medicine w/ Mark Bell Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #496

Mark Bell @marksmellybell CEO, Mark Bell Sling Shot /  Super Training Products Inc.    Mark Bell is a veteran at turning simple ideas into massive enterprises that disrupt the fitness industry. Mark is the brains behind the multi-million dollar brand Mark Bell Sling Shot, the founder of the award-winning gym Super Training, and an unconventional mentor shaping radical change in the way people show up in the gym and in life. Mark hosts The Mark Bell Power Project with an estimated 7.5M downloads in 2020, holds 3 U.S. patents, and is a keynote speaker; devoted husband and dad, and an unaccomplished handyman.    Follow Mark @marksmellybell on IG MarkBellSlingShot.com   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: The “Lift Through It” movement Why the barbell is the best medicine Going carnivore and why it isn’t for everyone. What happened to Westside Barbell? Surrounding yourself with great people is the key to success Being the Million Dollar Meathead Why everyone should walk every day.   Anders Varner on Instagram   Doug Larson on Instagram   Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Shadow Creative Studios - Save $200 + Free Consult to start you podcast using code” “Shrugged” at podcast.shadowstud.io   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   Purchase our favorite Supplements here and use code “Shrugged” to save 20% on your order: https://bit.ly/2K2Qlq4    Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
8/19/20202 hours, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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Why the Snatch Is Safer and More Effective To Teach Than The Clean w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #495

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What are the benefits of snatching for beginners. My the mobility requirements for clean may be too much. Why the snatch is a safer lift to teach than the clean. How to coach the snatch to beginners Why the snatch looks scarier but is actually safer. Sticking points that make the clean harder to coach.   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ———————————————— Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa ———————————————— Please Support Our Sponsors   Shadow Creative Studios - Save $200 + Free Consult to start you podcast using code” “Shrugged” at podcast.shadowstud.io   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   http://onelink.to/fittogether - Brand New Fitness Social Media App Fittogether   Purchase our favorite Supplements here and use code “Shrugged” to save 20% on your order: https://bit.ly/2K2Qlq4    Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
8/17/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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It Takes Guts: The Most Nutrient Dense Food You Are Missing Out On w/ Ashleigh Van Houten, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #494

Food (and life) is all about perspective: having an open mind and an adventurous spirit can take you to wonderful places you’d never experience otherwise.   Pre-Order your copy of “It Takes Guts” here: Amazon and Barnes and Noble   From health and nutrition writer, podcast host, and self-proclaimed health nerd Ashleigh VanHouten comes this entertaining and user-friendly guide to enjoying some of the more adventurous parts of the animal, as well as understanding the value of whole-animal cooking. Enjoy 75 delicious and uncomplicated recipes sourced from an enthusiastic advocate of nose-to-tail, ancestrally inspired eating who does not have a background in cooking or organ meats—so if she can do it, so can you! Ashleigh has also enlisted the help of some of her chef friends who are known for their beautiful preparations of nose-to-tail dishes to ensure that her recipes nourish and satisfy both your body and your palate.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What are the benefits of organ meat. Sustainability and eating nose to tail. Why is organ meat so much healthier yet we never eat it. How to make organ meat a part of your daly diet. Gut health and the microbiome.  Where to find Ashleigh’s new book, “It Takes Guts” on preorder   Ashleigh VanHouten on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Shadow Creative Studios - Save $200 + Free Consult to start you podcast using code” “Shrugged” at podcast.shadowstud.io   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   http://onelink.to/fittogether - Brand New Fitness Social Media App Fittogether   Purchase our favorite Supplements here and use code “Shrugged” to save 20% on your order: https://bit.ly/2K2Qlq4    Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
8/12/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 19 seconds
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Should You Stretch? - The Relationship Between Mobility and Stability w/ Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #493

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:   What is Mobility? What is Stability? What is the relationship between mobility and stability? How do you improve mobility and stability together? Should you increase your stretching?  Why is flexibility not the answer to lifting more weight?   Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Shadow Creative Studios - Save $200 + Free Consult to start you podcast using code” “Shrugged” at podcast.shadowstud.io   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   http://onelink.to/fittogether - Brand New Fitness Social Media App Fittogether   Purchase our favorite Supplements here and use code “Shrugged” to save 20% on your order: https://bit.ly/2K2Qlq4    Garage Gym Equipment and Accessories: https://bit.ly/3b6GZFj Save 5% using the coupon code “Shrugged”
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Biological Tipping Points and How to Eliminate Your Back Pain Lifting Weights w/ Dr. Stuart McGill, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash - Barbell Shrugged #492

Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, where he was a professor for 30 years. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigated issues related to the causal mechanisms of back pain, how to rehabilitate back-pained people and enhance both injury resilience and performance. His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts, medical groups and elite athletes and teams from around the world.   His work produced over 240 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, several textbooks, and many international awards. He mentored over 37 graduate students during this scientific journey. During this time he taught thousands of clinicians and practitioners in professional development and continuing education courses around the world.   He continues as the Chief Scientific Officer for Backfitpro Inc.   In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged: Biological Tipping Points Thoughts and recommendations on Reverse Hypers Stance on flexed deadlifts Bilateral v Unilateral Squats Best movements for stabilizing the core properly  What is the core?   Dr. Stuart McGill on Instagram Anders Varner on Instagram Doug Larson on Instagram Coach Travis Mash on Instagram   ————————————————   Training Programs to Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/34zcGVw   Nutrition Programs to Lose Fat and Build Muscle: https://bit.ly/3eiW8FF   Nutrition and Training Bundles to Save 67%: https://bit.ly/2yaxQxa   Please Support Our Sponsors   Shadow Creative Studios - Save $200 + Free Consult to start you podcast using code” “Shrugged” at podcast.shadowstud.io   Organifi - Save 20% using code: “Shrugged” at organifi.com/shrugged   www.masszymes.com/shruggedfree  - for FREE bottle of BiOptimizers Masszymes   http://onelink.to/fittogether - Brand New Fitness Social Media App Fittogether