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50% Facts with Silent Mike & Jim McD

255 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 1.8K ratings

Life’s too short to be half right! Veteran podcasters Mike "Silent Mike" Farr and Jim McDonald try to answer a single question. Any question is fair game, but most involve health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, culture…even sex. They examine common misconceptions and then try to get to the correct answer -- often with the help of subject matter experts. They walk away with a better sense of the facts…and so do you.

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What sucks (and doesn’t suck) about home gyms? | Topic Thunder (Mini-episode)

October 15, 2021 11:26 - 11.1 MB

In this mini-episode, we share are thoughts and experiences with lifting in home gyms versus commercial gyms.  The pandemic forced a lot of people into home gym situations. Some people hated it, while others joined the ranks of long-time home gym lovers What’s missing when you lift at home? And what makes it better than lifting away from home? We’re joined on the panel by Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos, and our gym manager, Kyle Castro. You can find Dean on Instagram @deansaddoris...

Ba-dee-ya, Myers Briggs, and canceling Gruden?

October 14, 2021 02:32 - 54.2 MB

To what extent is “canceling” someone in 2021 just a way to take someone off the board? Does intent matter? And can people really be educated/rehabilitated? We take a look at the recent scandal around former Raiders’ head coach/GM John Gruden’s emails and his hurried resignation. We kick it off with a discussion history of using nonsense words in music, and we’re led down the rabbit hole on a site with the Myers Briggs personality profiles of celebrities. Listener resources: September ...

Who you gonna let yuck your organic yum? | Topic Thunder (Mini-episode)

October 08, 2021 14:41 - 9.88 MB

Welcome to another short Friday episode of the show we’re now calling “Topic Thunder with the Gossip Boyz” (subject to change). In this episode, we discuss not so much whether organic food is better but whether we should pay any attention to “influencers” on either side of the issue. We’re joined on the panel by Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos, and our gym manager, Kyle Castro. You can find Dean on Instagram @deansaddoris.ck, and at caffeineandkilos.com. Kyle’s at @kyle.castroo. Yo...

More things people say without knowing what they mean w/ Dan Storniuolo

October 06, 2021 23:53 - 47 MB

Dipping back into a kind of causal series we’ve been doing about common words are phrases that we use all the time, but we may not entirely understand: Do you really want someone to “break a leg?” Does “getting the upper hand” have anything to do with a knob? Why is a “master of none” sometimes a good thing? Does “sleep tight” have anything with cutting your guest some slack? Is “close but no cigar” somehow about carnivals? Is there slapping involved with being “brand spanking ne...

Does giving up “self love” equal “self improvement?” | The “no fap” trend | Topic Thunder (Mini-episode)

October 01, 2021 13:11 - 11 MB

Welcome to another short Friday episode of the panel discussion segment we’re now calling “Topic Thunder with the Gossip Boyz” (subject to change). In this episode, we take on the “No Fap” trend which has guys (and maybe girls?) give up masturbation in order to gain more focus, get stronger, etc. We’re joined on the panel by Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos, and our gym manager, Kyle Castro. You can find Dean on Instagram @deansaddoris.ck, and at caffeineandkilos.com. Kyle’s at @kyle....

How do you make your first meet a success? w/ Sebastian Brambila

September 30, 2021 01:51 - 48.1 MB

Hey, powerlifting-specific content! We asked one of our gym members who had just competed in his first meet, the USAPL California State Championships, to talk about the experience. We also share our personal experiences and best practices. What should your last week of training look like? Do you need a handler? How should you warm up? Who do you give your attempts to? What should you eat? How do you keep your concentration during the meet day chaos? You can find Sebastian on Inst...

Who are you really training to impress? | Mini-episode

September 24, 2021 07:09 - 10.2 MB

Who are you really training to impress? | "Topic Thunder" Mini-episode

September 24, 2021 07:09 - 10.2 MB

We wanted to share a side project that we’re working on. It’s a panel show that mostly relies on opinions – some outrageous, some insightful, and some just well…funny. All packed into roughly ten minutes. We’re joined on the panel by Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos, and our gym manager, Kyle Castro. You can find Dean on Instagram @deansaddoris.ck, and at caffeineandkilos.com. Kyle’s at @kyle.castroo. In this episode, we discuss to what extent people workout to attracted attention fro...

Documentaries about star athletes we didn’t know were trans (Part 2)

September 22, 2021 17:24 - 45 MB

We spend a couple of episodes talking about a couple of high profile (in their sports) transgender athletes through the lens of documentaries about their lives: “Transformer” about the life of powerlifter/bodybuilder Janae Kroczaleski, and “Untold: Caitlyn Jenner” about the 1976 US Olympic Decathlon gold medal winner. Most people did not know either was transgender when they were at the peak of their careers and they were held up as heroic male icons. In part two, we discuss the impact the...

Documentaries about star athletes who were secretly transgender (Part 1)

September 16, 2021 04:42 - 41.9 MB

We spend a couple of episodes talking about a couple of high profile (in their sports) transgender athletes through the lens of documentaries about their lives: “Transformer” about the life of powerlifter/bodybuilder Janae Kroczaleski, and “Untold: Caitlyn Jenner” about the 1976 US Olympic Decathlon gold medal winner. Most people did not know either was transgender when they were at the peak of their careers and they were held up as heroic male icons. In part one, we focused mostly on cont...

Do we need heroes?

September 10, 2021 06:35 - 51.9 MB

Humans seek heroes. They probably always have, but is this a good thing? And who qualifies as a hero? Can you be considered a hero just because of your job title? Does performing a heroic act make someone a hero? Do heroes have to be perfect people in all aspects of their lives? Where should we draw the line between being inspired by heroes and patterning our lives after them? Mike kicks off the episode with observations on the unnecessary stigma surrounding “kid foods” like chicken nu...

Anxiety self-help, carb cycling, conjugate versus progressive overload questions. | September Q&A

September 04, 2021 00:36 - 50.2 MB

Discussion about the book, "The Power of Now" and other approaches that help people with anxiety live in the moment. Viewer questions include our funniest gym moments, whether carb cycling is worthwhile, and making progress on the bench. We also talk about some of the nuances of conjugate programs versus progressive overload. We kick it off with the news that Usain Bolt has dropped an album. Check out our gym (Third Street Barbell) at ThirdStreetBarbell.com and subscribe for updates abou...

Is sharing explicit content (of yourself) on social media going too far to make a buck ?

August 26, 2021 07:25 - 38.9 MB

This is a conversation about the limits and challenges of monetizing a presence on social platforms. Last week the OnlyFans platform announced an end to explicit content. This week that decision was reversed. Since many personalities and creators in fitness rely on social platforms to make money – yes, even through sexually explicit content on sites like OnlyFans– we thought it was worthwhile to take a look at the ethics and policies involved. We close it out with get well wishes for Bill ...

“Untold: Malice in the Palace” Documentary Review – How did the Pacers-Pistons brawl really start?

August 19, 2021 01:01 - 56 MB

The 2021 Netflix documentary “Untold: Malice in the Palace” unpacks some overlooked elements of a riot that broke out during an Indiana Pacers/Detroit Pistons in November 2004. The careers of Pacers’ Jermaine O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Stephen Jackson, and Ron Artest (Metta World Peace) were all impacted in the aftermath. All but Miller received suspensions…and he chose to retire at the end of the season (his 18th}. Many involved in the melee also faced criminal charges. All of this coming after...

“Athlete A” Documentary Review – How did medals become more important than children?

August 13, 2021 13:38 - 55.5 MB

The 2020 Netflix documentary “Athlete A” details the scandal that nearly destroyed USA gymnastics. Team doctor Larry Nassar sexually violated young women gymnasts for decades before a shocking number came forward to tell their stories of abuse – so many that the story could no longer be ignored or covered up. Some of the top names of Olympics past were among the victims. After Simone Biles, perhaps the greatest US gymnast of all time had to bow out of several events after having revealed t...

What are algorithms and why do they rule our lives?

August 11, 2021 13:35 - 25.1 MB

After a brief, unplanned break last week, we’re back to follow up on another of the words/phrases that people say all the time but not everyone understands. Nearly all the social media and streaming platforms we all encounter daily run on “recommendation algorithms that control what we see. We break down what we know about how they (probably) work, and how they can make or break creators on every platform. What the hell happened to fitness and lifting videos on YouTube in 2019 anyway. Ch...

What makes a sociopath a sociopath? Are you one?

July 29, 2021 00:20 - 46.9 MB

Since we like to tackle one health- or mental health-related issue every month -- and since we’ve developed an interest in words and phrases people use but don’t necessarily understand – we decided to look into the definition of the word “sociopath.” We took a trip through an online questionnaire to learn which traits are associated with being a sociopath, and discussed whether we felt any of those traits applied to us. You can check out the checklist we used and follow along with us he...

“I am Bolt” Review | Olympics Kickoff with a look at one of the fastest humans ever, Usain Bolt

July 22, 2021 03:48 - 55 MB

With the postponed 2020 Olympics finally opening in Tokyo, we decided to take a look at the 2016 documentary about eight-time Olympic Gold medal Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt. The film offers a behind-the-scenes look at (some of) his training and preparation, as well as (some of) his life outside of training and competition. Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos joins us in our review and reaction to this film. You can find Dean on Instagram @deansaddoris.ck, and at caffeineandkilos.com. ...

Are we divided by a common language? Words and phrases not everybody understands

July 14, 2021 05:56 - 53.2 MB

We asked the question, “People say (word or phrase) all the time, but I don’t know what it means. From training terms like “spread the floor” to slang like “no cap” to old school sayings like “getting down to brass tacks” we search for some definitive…uh…definitions. We kick it off with a discussion of small talk boundaries. Check out our new gym (Third Street Barbell) at ThirdStreetBarbell.com and subscribe for updates about our apparel line at 3sb.co! Local memberships and internationa...

Fairness in athletic competition: Is anyone owed a level playing field?

July 08, 2021 00:32 - 45.4 MB

Head to 3sb.co for our once-a-year blowout sale! Episode notes: As the time nears for the pandemic-postponed Olympic Games to commence in Japan, we dive into the issue of the rules around international competitions. Should smoking pot get you suspended when athletes using hormones are allowed to compete? Are these things even related? We offer our opinions on these topics, somewhat through the lens of our earlier review of the documentary, “Icarus,” and we’re faced with the question…wh...

WeWork Documentary: Why do we want to fall for hucksters? | Review and Reaction with Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos

June 28, 2021 13:00 - 68.3 MB

Head to 3sb.co for our once-a-year blowout sale! The 2021 documentary, WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn, presents what seems like an age-old story. A “charismatic” leader paints a rosy picture of a money-making plan that seemingly can’t fail, and people – even the ones who should know better – fall for it hook, line, and sinker. WeWork is a co-working space provider that pitched what many thought would be a transformative, and all-inclusive, gamechanger. Even wit...

Is Seaspiracy really about pollution or nutrition? | Review and Reaction with Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos

June 23, 2021 13:00 - 54.3 MB

The 2021 Netflix documentary, Seaspiracy, is a bit of a Trojan horse. It’s (so very) earnestly concerned with the many disconnected threats to life in Earth’s oceans, but it ends up in a far different place with a far different message. Is this slickly produced -- and highly-rated – film just a tract for a radical diet change like the other documentaries (Cowspiracy and What the Health) from the same producers? You can find Dean on Instagram @deansaddoris.ck, and at caffeineandkilos.com. ...

Does being “disciplined” in the gym automatically carry over to anything else? | June Q & A

June 17, 2021 04:11 - 55.3 MB

Mike brings a “hot take Tuesday” issue to the table. Is how you do one thing really how you do everything? Other questions include whether we’re getting any World’s Strongest Man visitors? Do we have hobbies outside the gym? What’s our gym equipment wish list? What surprised us most about the process of starting a business? Finally, we discuss where we think the fitness industry is in its business cycle. Other than some contraction among some large gym chains, are there other pockets of ...

Does fit/fat shaming accomplish anything? w/Kelly Lenahan

June 09, 2021 13:00 - 62.4 MB

We all see instances of what many people categorize as “fat shaming” both in conversation and on social media. What’s the real intent of these comments? Is it meant to hurt or help? Do people ever make permanent, positive behavioral changes because they have been shamed? And are fit people similar targets for shaming because they’re too focused on maintaining their appearance? It is worse for women than for men? It was great having powerlifter and coach Kelly Lenahan us for this discussion...

“Super Size Me” – How did this junk food movie fool anyone? | Review and reaction

June 03, 2021 07:00 - 73.8 MB

The 2004 Morgan Spurlock documentary, “Super Size Me” posited that fast food – and a sedentary lifestyle – caused America’s growing obesity epidemic. Spurlock spent 30 days eating food from McDonald’s three meals a day for 30 days, and cut his normal exercise to zero to “prove” the ill effects of these choices. Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos joins us for this episode. Mike and Dean had seen the film years ago and watched again recently. Jim had not seen it before. How much of it is ...

Mental health awareness month special episode w/Lisa Lampanelli, Nick Scopoletti, and Beau McDowell of the Losers with a Dream podcast

May 27, 2021 06:34 - 47.4 MB

Nick Scopoletti returns to the show -- this time with fellow standup Beau McDowell, and their life coach, retired comic Lisa Lampanelli. Their podcast “Losers with a Dream” features conversations between Nick and Beau about their struggles toward comedy success…and just becoming better people. Then, Lisa weighs in with both life tips and comedy advice. Their show stresses the importance of working toward better mental health as a part of an overall strategy for success. We asked them to di...

How much of success is just showing up? | May Q&A

May 19, 2021 13:00 - 51.5 MB

We shifted the schedule around a little in anticipation of some special guests for next week’s show. This week, we address some comments and questions from social media. Is there a particular way that we’re totally wrong for our jobs? What was the easiest part of the project of building our gym? How much of the accomplishment was driven by just showing up? And finally, do keto and heavy lifting go together? Subscribe for updates about our new gym (Third Street Barbell) and apparel li...

Icarus: Steroid documentary or spy thriller? | Reaction & Review w/Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos

May 12, 2021 13:00 - 83.5 MB

This month’s media review and react episode is centered on the documentary “Icarus.” Dean Saddoris joins us to discuss this Oscar-winning 2017 documentary. This episode definitely contains spoilers. Filmmaker and cyclist Bryan Fogel made himself a guinea pig to learn if steroids would dramatically improve his race performance – and maybe more importantly, whether he could do it without being detected like Lance Armstrong. He ends up in the middle of a WADA and International Olympic Committ...

Is this the golden age of MMA? w/Urijah Faber

May 06, 2021 07:39 - 54.8 MB

A special edition episode. UFC Hall of Famer, and fellow Sacramento gym owner, Urijah Faber joins us. We talk about how sports fit into the hierarchy of human needs, the growth of combat sports in the past several years…and the power of excuses. He also explains how The Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act helps top boxers earn bigger purses than top MMA fighters. Tussana Martdee also joins us to offer perspectives from her background in Muay Thai. You can find Urijah on Instagram at @urijah...

Sponsorships: Are they worth it for smaller brands? Are they fair to athletes? | April Q & A

April 28, 2021 13:00 - 51.7 MB

April’s Q and A episode kicks off with an unplanned behind-the-scenes discussion where we explore the question of sponsored athletes/ambassadors. What do brands like ours really expect to get from sponsoring athletes? How much influence do they really have and how would you measure it? What the difference between awareness advertising and direct response advertising with “promo codes?” How would we decide the best fit? Having been on both sides of this question leads us into a lively discuss...

Do influencers create culture or just reflect it? Are there any original creative ideas left? w/Bart Kwan of Barbell Brigade

April 21, 2021 22:19 - 45.6 MB

Bart Kwan is a man with a HUGE platform, so his thoughts on creativity, culture, and social media influence are well…influential. In our second episode with Bart, we broke down these issues, as well as some related questions: Is everyone born creative? Does high-quality production undercut authenticity? Where should the moral line be for influencers in promoting products and ideas? You can find Bart on Instagram @bartkwan, at barbellbrigade.com, and on YouTube. Subscribe for updates ...

Does Power Unlimited hold up? w/Tommy and Tanner of Massenomics

April 14, 2021 10:00 - 77.4 MB

Inside the Massenomics gym in Western Northeast South Dakota, an ever-vigilant DVD player spins a copy of the circa 2007 documentary “Power Unlimited” around the clock. Who better to have on deck for a look back at that film than the owners of that very gym? We were excited to have Tommy DeFea and Tanner Baird join us for the crossover event nobody knew they needed: What was their reaction the first time they saw the film, and how did they get their DVD copy? What scene in the film gets u...

Do you have what it takes to lift and work at home forever? w/Bart Kwan of Barbell Brigade

April 07, 2021 13:00 - 31.3 MB

(This is the first of two episodes with Bart. The second will appear in a few weeks). The experience of running multiple businesses over zoom calls, and trying to stay in shape while rarely leaving the house, was enough for Bart and his wife Geo to decide they could free themselves and their family from LA life and move to Las Vegas. The plan? To continue to largely operate remotely as much as possible. With a number of businesses, including a demanding comedy production company and a powe...

“The Last Blockbuster” | A preview of the death of retail? w/Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos

April 01, 2021 02:55 - 66.9 MB

The fifth show of any month could literally be about anything. This time it’s a documentary review with our buddy Dean Saddoris. Think of it as meathead movie nerds looking for lessons for our own lives in popular media. The hot Netflix documentary “The Last Blockbuster” is a humorous – and quirky – look at the fall of a business that was a huge cultural institution. Could the business cycle of a retail category like video rental stores foretell what effects technological advancements, cha...

What do ya wanna know? | March Q and A

March 25, 2021 06:26 - 46.6 MB

Time for our monthly swing at your questions. Some of the topics: Who are our favorite Lord of the Rings characters? Which powerlifting bars do we have in our gym? Did Eleiko really start out making waffle irons? Is our gym open to the public? Do you have to be rich to be fashionable? What does it take to grow an online business? What are our long- and short-term goals? Subscribe for updates about our new gym (Third Street Barbell) and apparel line at 3sb.co! Local membership...

What do you need to know when starting a gym (or any business)?

March 18, 2021 06:46 - 52.7 MB

This started out as a question asked on Mike’s Instagram: What did we learn in starting a gym? It quickly evolved into a larger discussion of the challenges associated with starting any business. We cover some of our previous experiences (this is not our first rodeo) and how they informed our approach to what we’ve been working on for the last year. It’s fair to say that we’ve learned at least as much about ourselves and each other as we have actual business knowledge. Some of the topics: ...

Did “Pumping Iron” create the fitness industry? | Reaction & Review w/Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos

March 11, 2021 02:01 - 71.5 MB

In 1977, moviegoers were presented with images of sweaty, oily, and extremely muscular men wearing as little clothing as possible. Many cultural observers believed this was the dawn of what is now a multi-billion-dollar industry as members of the general public started working to make themselves “healthier” and more fit…by pretty much any means available. How did this low-budget documentary featuring relative unknowns Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno helmed by a first-time director bec...

What do regular gym guys think of powerlifting? w/Fat Dan & his brothers from the Bridge to Bridge Podcast

March 03, 2021 17:51 - 56.6 MB

We brought in two of our buddy Dan Stornaiuolo’s hilarious and engaging brothers, Dom and Mike, to give an outsider’s perspective on powerlifting accomplishments – particularly their “little” brother’s lifting. Don and Mike host the Bridge to Bridge Podcast featuring interviews with SF Bay Area sports figures. Both grew up as athletes, so we unpack and contrast training and competition experiences among various sports. Other questions that came up: Do Silent Mike and Dom look alike and wh...

How do parents (or any busy people) fit fitness into family life? | Monthly Q&A

February 24, 2021 23:19 - 52.2 MB

We’re setting a new pattern of episodes for the next few months. The final episode of each month will be a Q & A about…whatever you (our audience) want to talk about: previous episodes during the month, business, life, training, health, or whatever. Here are some of the questions we touched on this time: What happens if the Earth speeds up…or slows down? FMK – Cold brew, espresso, and brewed coffee? How’s the gym going so far? Is it a good idea to start two businesses at the same time...

What would a perfect powerlifting federation look like? w/Marcus “Filipino Thunder” Sannadan

February 18, 2021 08:24 - 65.6 MB

Our long-time friend and teammate Marcus Sanadan joins us. We review some old lifting footage from not long after we all met and from his recent meet. Then we take Jonnie Candito’s recent video announcing his break with the USAPL as a jumping-off point for a discussion. We examine what we think is wrong with many current federations, and discuss how they might be addressed: Is it finally time to give up on powerlifting’s Olympic dream? Is consolidation among federations even possible, or ...

“Fake Famous” | What did Instagram do for (and to) fitness?

February 11, 2021 06:17 - 64.7 MB

The HBO documentary “Fake Famous” examines some of the ways that Instagram can be manipulated to create “influencers” with large followings (50-60% of which might just be bots) that advertisers are willing to pay to reach. We talk through our impressions of the doc, and discuss the relationship between the growth of the fitness/lifting community and the rise of social media: Are lifters using some of the same methods to grow large followings? What can you actually gain by buying followers...

What do new studies say about training for powerlifting vs bodybuilding? (and other discussions) w/ Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

February 05, 2021 18:33 - 89.3 MB

Full transparency, the main question is discussed in the last 15 minutes of the show. In part 1, we talk about what we’ve been up to during our production break for the holidays and plans for some future episodes of the show. NOTE: Next week we’re going to discuss the HBO documentary “Fake Famous” (trailer here) and the relationship between the fitness/lifting community and social media. If you’ve watched the doc, send us your written comments or voice memos to [email protected] Nex...

Top fitness trends for 2021?

December 23, 2020 22:41 - 50.7 MB

Our second annual take-a-random-trends-list-and-unpack-it episode. Do trends lists offer any real insight or is it all too obvious? Has the current situation made it basically impossible to predict? We also offer some heartfelt thoughts on how to help the world start to pull its collective dick out of the dirt sometime in 2021. Happy Holidays. See you next year! Subscribe for updates about our new gym (Third Street Barbell) and apparel line at 3sb.co! Local memberships and internatio...

Do you have goals or do you have plans?

December 12, 2020 07:39 - 43.3 MB

The end of the year has us all thinking about changes we want to make: Are there a right way and a wrong way to make New Year’s resolutions? Are you really serious about your goals if you need to wait for a specific time to start working toward them? But first, we had to talk about some pressing current issues: Why do buildings with steam heat get so damn hot? Is Adam Sandler actually funny? Can you even process all the Disney Marvel and Star Wars announcement? Subscribe for update...

How did strongman get so popular? w/Alan Thrall and Joey Szatmary

December 05, 2020 08:08 - 65.4 MB

Strongman is having a moment. More people are watching strongman related content. More people are involved in strongman training now, even if they don’t plan to compete. The bottom line is probably that it’s just fun, but is there more to it? We asked our friend Alan Thrall (owner of Sacramento’s Untamed Strength) to come talk about it and bring national strongman champ Joey Szatmary (owner of The Lion’s Den outside Philadelphia). What do CrossFit and Strongman have anything in common? ...

Sports have changed due to the pandemic. Which changes will last?

November 20, 2020 21:05 - 69.5 MB

Twenty-twenty has brought some major changes to the ways we do…well, almost everything. A recent article at TheAthletic.com highlighted some of these changes and speculated on which of these changes will likely stay in place even after the pandemic has subsided. We unpack this article and reflect on how some of these changes also affect the strength world/fitness/gyms, etc.: Will pro athletes continue to put more energy into business ventures outside their sports? Will expanded playoffs...

How is training athletes different than training Gen Pop? w/Joseph and Nolan Grinstain of Hyperthrive Athletics

November 12, 2020 02:12 - 54.3 MB

We invited some successful local trainers/business hours to talk about their approach to training and how they built their business model. Joseph and Nolan Grinstain are two of the three brothers atop Hyperthrive Athletics. Hyperthrive has two locations in the greater Sacramento area. One is dedicated exclusively to athletes (particularly rotational athletes –baseball/softball). At the other, near the campus of Sacramento State University, they serve both athletes and “gen pop” or general ...

When and how should kids start powerlifting?

November 05, 2020 04:29 - 42 MB

We took on a topic that was posted to the video version of last week’s episode by viewer Mateus Daniel: The topic I'm most interested at the moment is how kids should begin to learn powerlifting: at what age should they start? How often should they train? Can a normal powerlifting coach be their coach? Etc.... We unpacked this topic with some questions of our own: Is it a good idea for kids to JUST powerlift, or should strength training just be used to develop strength for other sports?...

What kinds of powerlifting content do YOU want to see?

October 31, 2020 04:44 - 57.1 MB

We turned the tables and asked you a question this week. Was the dropoff in views for fitness and powerlifting videos on YouTube caused by the pandemic and people not being able to film lifts…or was it something else? Has the wave started by raw lifting (and CrossFit) crested? If so, what are people moving on to? Do people really want to get to know lifters in human interest/lifestyle videos or do they only want to see them lift? Are there YouTube creators/podcasters we wouldn’t work ...

New Episode Friday plus Name Our Bear contest!

October 29, 2020 06:20 - 2.73 MB

Due to scheduling, we're recording this week's episode on Friday 10/30. You can join us live on Jim's YouTube channel at 1:30pm Pacific. The audio episode will be available later in the day. This time we have a question for you: What kind of powerlifting video content are you dying to see?  ALSO we're running a contest to our bear...the mascot of Third Street Barbell...a name. You could win $250 of merchandise from our next 3sb.co drop! Bear contest IG post


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