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LLA EPISODE 286: The Rise of Online Fake Hormone Optimization Experts

I have been delivering information on the importance of optimizing hormones for over a decade and while it has become much more mainstream in the last several years, I am astonished by how few realize the importance of improving hormone balance for overall health and quality of life. It is something that everyone should prioritize but like

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ASC 46: Dr. Garcia on the benefits of Dihexa, Rhapamyocin, and Metformin. TRT pros and cons

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ASC 45: Scott Shetler on thriving with training as we age and fitness influencer idiocy

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ASC Episode 44: Steve Maxwell on training longevity, fitness industry trends, and avoiding injuries

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ASC Episode 42: Jerry Brainum on maintaining a high level of strength and fitness with aging

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ASC Episode 41: Jackson Yee on suffering better to raise your resilience for training and life

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ASC Episode 40: Dr. Julio Garcia on the benefits of peptides for GH, healing, sex drive, gut health

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ASC Episode 38: Elite kettlebell instructor Lauren Brooks on thriving in the fitness industry on her terms

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ASC Episode 37: Christian Thibaudeau on adrenaline resistance, isometrics, and optimal training

Watch this episode and it will become abundantly clear why Christian is one of the best strength coaches in the business and in my opinion the best! Here are some highlights from the super informative discussion: Why overtraining is really adrenaline resistance and how to avoid it  Christian’s current training regimen and why he is

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ASC Episode 36: Elite strength coach Tobi Alder on strength training, dancing, and bullying

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ASC Episode 35: Kirsten Tulloch on everyday training, kettlebells, and competing in bodybuilding

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ASC Episode 34: Tim Boyer on weight loss struggles, serious injuries, and kettlebell training

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ASC Episode 33: Jerry Brainum on the benefits of cortisol and the best options for the immune system

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ASC Episode 32: Chris Becker on surviving cancer, appreciating being healthy, and living fully

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ASC Episode 31: Fitness expert Franz Snideman on aging well and why explosive training is important

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ASC Episode 30: Dr. Frank Lipman, MD on The New Rules Of Aging Well

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LLA Episode 261: Competitive Powerlifter Garrison Reed on overcoming serious adversity and thriving

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ASC Episode 29: Brian Peskin on fish oil fallacies and the importance of parent essential oils

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ASC Episode 28: Fabio Vierra on BJJ, strength training, mental health and race relations in Brazil

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ASC Episode 27: BOSU inventor Dave Weck on corruption in the fitness industry

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ASC Episode 26: Elite Strength Coach Joel Seedman on training athletes and everyday people

Check out the latest episode of the ASC show with elite strength coach Joel Seedman! Here are some of the talking points from the episode: Joel on the importance of variety when it comes to training but not variety for the sake of variety Mike on the benefits of deposit training and why you should

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ASC Episode 25: Sadhvi Anubhuti and Sadhvi Siddhali Shree on their film “Stop Human Trafficking”

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ASC Episode 24: Ori Hofmekler on the warrior diet, controlled fatigue training, and adversity

I have known Ori since 2002 and he has and continues to have a huge influence on how I look at nutrition and training. He is the author of the influential Warrior Diet and in my opinion, is the Godfather of the modern-day intermittent fasting world. Here are some of the talking points from the

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ASC Episode 23: Warrior Angels co-founder Andrew Marr on optimizing hormones to address TBI

Retired Special Forces Green Beret Andrew Marr has been on the LLA show many times and it was a pleasure to have him on ASC this week. Here are some of the discussion points Andrew on being at his lowest point in which he had zero sex drive and was very suicidal. Using TRT to

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ASC Episode 22: Shark Week’s Paul de Gelder on surviving a shark attack, peptides, and thriving

The Discovery channel’s Shark Week host Paul de Gelder is a very interesting guy with some crazy life experiences, to say the least. Here are some of the discussion points The benefits of peptides for fat loss, workout recovery, growth hormone, and injuries Which peptides Mike is using and what benefits he has experienced How

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ASC Episode 21: Dr. Mark Gordon on the importance of DHEA, DHT, Finasteride negatives and much more

Leading hormone optimization expert Dr. Mark Gordon returns to discuss the following  Why everyone should be taking zinc ionophores to protect against viruses The best zinc ionophores on the market The benefits of DHEA for the immune system The benefits of Vitamin D for protection against COVID The benefits of testosterone cream for women and

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ASC Episode 20: Elite strength coach and power lifter Tobi Alder on effective strength training

Tobi Alder is a very strong young man! He has deadlifted over 750lbs for reps with jeans on which says it all. In addition, he is a highly intelligent strength coach and is the master of designing effective powerlifting and strength training regimens. Here are some of the discussion points from the conversation. How Tobi

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LLA Episode 258: John Brookfield Discusses The Battle Rope Origins & Being Strong After 60

In addition to being the inventor of the battling ropes training system, John is one of the strongest men in the world! John has pulled a truck weighing 24,000 pounds a distance of one full mile in one hour and 23 minutes. The mile pull was done without the use of any pulling ropes! Now in his

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ASC Episode 19: Sumana Dutta Burman on the challenges of being a fitness professional in India

What a pleasure to talk to my friend Sumana Dutta Burman. Sumana is a fitness professional based in India and got into the industry fourteen years ago when there was barely a fitness industry at all in India. Here are some of the things we discussed How Sumana got into fitness and the challenges she

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ASC Episode 18: Powerlifting competitor Lil Bianchi Kimble on the impact of training on her life

Lil is one badass lady and she can deadlift 3.5 times her bodyweight! If you want to be strong, you need to pay attention to her and if you aspire to compete in powerlifting, contact her about her personalized program design services. Here are some of the talking points from the conversation. The importance of

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ASC Episode 17: Giuliana Colosimo on horrific trauma and social media’s complicity with child abuse

While this was a tough conversation to have at times it is also a very important one that has been in the shadows for too long. Fitness expert Giuliana Colosimo embodies the true meaning of strength. You will be inspired by her story of survival and forgiveness and taking horrible experiences and using them to

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LLA episode 257: Dr. Thomas Incledon discusses recent cancer treatments, multiple sclerosis, Covid, and more

LLA Show S2 Ep. 257: Dr. Thomas Incledon Discusses his recent patient successes with cancer, multiple sclerosis, and COVID. Plus, how you can improve your strength, health, and overall well-being from the ground up.  Links & Resources: Listen to classic LLA Podcast Premium Episodes for Patreon Subscribers Only. Become a monthly supporter via $5 or more on

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ASC Episode 16: Alexander Cortes on life in Thailand, ancient ideas on wellness, online business development

Renaissance man and fitness expert Alexander Cortes is the guest and here are some of the topics we got into: Owning your day and living life on your terms What freedom means to Alexander and how he achieved it Ancient philosophies on mental health, physical health, and overall wellness Why Alexander moved to Thailand What

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ASC Episode 15: Dr. Nick Delgado on cortisol, sex hormones, and estrogen dominance

Dr. Nick Delgado is one of the best hormone optimization experts around and a wealth of knowledge on nutrition, training, and performance. He has been plant-based for over forty years and embodies all of the information he professes with his incredible levels of fitness, health, and energy. Here are some of the things we discussed:

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ASC Episode 14: Elite Strength Coach Vince McConnell on clarity and optimal performance

Excellent conversation with elite strength coach Vince McConnell. Here are some of the talking points from the episode. Why trying to live a balanced life all the time will lead to abject failure Why you need to embrace being in an imbalanced state to acquire high-level success Why external motivation is fleeting and why internal

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ASC Episode 13: Strength training discussion with MMA fighter Tom Lawlor

UFC veteran and current PFL fighter Tom and I had a fantastic conversation on strength training, MMA, using social media, and kettlebell training. What inspired Tom to want to train to be an MMA fighter The ups and downs of UFC career and why he ultimately moved on Where Tom is fighting now and what

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ASC Episode 12: Andrew Durniat on being a great trainer, taking on new challenges, and authenticity

Fun and inspiring conversation with long time friend and elite strength coach Andrew Durniat. Here are some of the highlights from the discussion Why your personal example is your best marketing tool as a trainer Why training others is an art just as much as it is a science People are always watching what you’re

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ASC Episode 11: Dr. Mark Gordon on estrogen myths, Why you should use PCT on anabolic and SARM cycles, clomid benefits, protection against COVID19

Dr. Mark Gordon is, in my opinion, the Michael Jordan of hormone optimization doctors. He is extremely generous with his time and has donated over thee million dollars of billable hours to help soldiers with PTSD. Just shows you the kind of individual he is! A Doctor who actually cares and is dedicated to improving

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ASC Episode 10: Mike Catherwood on body dysmorphia, Nick Curson, alcoholism

Such a pleasure to have a great conversation with the very talented Mike Catherwood. Here are some of the highlights from the conversation.  Mike C on having body dysmorphia and how he treats it  Mike C on the effects of being sexually abused as a young man  Mike C on how he addressed being an

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ASC Episode 8: Elite strength coach and Strongman legend Mark Philippi on training in his 50s, deadlift performance, and intermittent fasting

Everyone who matters considers Mark to be one of the best strength coaches in the game and in my opinion he is the best! I had the pleasure of training under his tutelage for several months back in 2010 and it was a transformative experience. He is most well known for being a strongman competitor

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ASC Episode 7: Sincere Hogan on BLM, defunding the police, and reparations

My guest in episode 7 is my close friend Sincere Hogan. Here are some of the topics we got into: The real meaning of Black Tuesday and why it goes way beyond just posting black squares on social media. An important step the African American community needs to take for communities to thrive. Why defunding

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ASC Episode 6: Alan Levi on Charles Poliquin and following your bliss

The high-level UK based personal trainer Alan Levi is my guest and we had a great conversation and discussed the following The immense influence Charles Poliquin had on both Alan and Mike Why Alan prioritized stress management and building a strong immune system during the pandemic How Alan battled Lyme disease successfully The importance of

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ASC Episode 5: Adam Blake on the future of concerts and deposit training

My guest in this episode is stand out personal trainer and bassist for the hardcore band H2O Adam Blake. Here are some of the highlights from the conversation How concerts may exist moving forward post-pandemic Why hardcore shows might be some of the first shows to come back Why mainstream fitness media does a real

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LLA Episode 255: WWE Superstar Austin Ares on the benefits of stem cell therapy

Veteran pro wrestler, Austin Aries, joins us to discuss why he is all in, when it comes to stem cell therapy, what the COVID-inspired masks are really covering, his new political party, his thoughts on the future of live sports, post-COVID, and more.  Listen to ad-free LLA Podcast Premium Episodes & bonus content for Patreon

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ASC Episode 4: World renown kettlebell expert Steve Cotter on Glassman, BJJ, Ayuhuasca

This is a new series I will be doing in addition to the Life Life Aggressively podcast that I do with Sincere Hogan. For more info on the LLA show go to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast… My guest on this episode is my long time friend Steve Cotter. Steve is a world-renown kettlebell instructor and fitness expert and

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ASC Episode # 3: Self protection expert Tim Larkin on police brutality, protests, and the pandemic

This is a new series I will be doing in addition to the Life Life Aggressively podcast that I do with Sincere Hogan. For more info on the LLA show go to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast… My guest on this episode is my good friend Tim Larkin. Tim is a self-defense expert and author of the NY Times

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ASC Episode 2: Elite strength coach Scott Shetler on super squats, Louie Simmons, and getting in the door

This is a new series I will be doing in addition to the Life Life Aggressively podcast that I do with Sincere Hogan. For more info on the LLA show go to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast… In this episode, Scott and I discuss the following: The benefits of the classic Super Squats program and how it has been

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ASC Episode 1: Fitness expert Ory Ortega on making the pandemic work in your favor

Aggressive Strength Conversations is a new series I will be doing in addition to the Life Life Aggressively podcast that I do with Sincere Hogan. For more info on the LLA show go to https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast… In this episode Ory and I discuss the following: What life is like in Panama during the pandemic Staying healthy

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LLA Episode 254: Jerry Brainum on fiber and free testosterone, Vitamin D and K benefits, importance of choline

Supplement expert and health and fitness writer Jerry Brainum returns to discuss the negative impact of too much fiber intake on free testosterone levels, the importance of certain fats for optimal testosterone production. The best supplements to keep the immune system strong to defend against Covid19. The importance of ideal choline levels.   Links & Resources

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Episode 253: Building An Ironclad Immune System & Situational Awareness

Sincere on how situational awareness is even more important in the age of Covid-19 How can you use social distancing as a personal defense tool What exactly will get stimulated by those government stimulus checks Mike talks the latest research regarding chlorine and zinc and their benefits in building the immune system Why does Mike feel

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Episode 252: Dr. Gordon on the best nutraceuticals to combat COVID-19 and the benefits of BPC-157

LLA Ep:#252: Fan favorite, Dr. Mark Gordon returns to help sift through all of the information, regarding the coronavirus, as well as the following: Dr. Gordon shares what particular minerals have shown to combat viruses, including Convid-19 What is Dr. Gordon’s opinion regarding chloroquine and shares if it is a viable choice to fight the

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Episode 251: The best immune system boosting/anti-Corona supplements & why we came back

Mike and Sincere make their long-awaited return for season 2 of the LLA Show, right smack in the middle of a global pandemic. So, it is only fitting that the premiere episode for the return of the show addresses choosing the ideal supplements to help guard your immune system from viruses. Also, we discuss how

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Mike Mahler on Myths and Misunderstandings of the Vegan Diet on Scott Shetler’s strength and health podcast

Episode 20: Mike Mahler on Myths and Misunderstandings of the Vegan Diet. Mike Mahler is a vegan strength enthusiast and hormone optimization, researcher. A renowned kettlebell training instructor, author, and co-host of the Live Life Aggressively Podcast, Mike currently works full time on his Aggressive Strength supplement line in addition to providing health and fitness-related

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Mike Mahler on the This is Bananas Podcast discussing hormones, depression, vegan diet, and training

In this episode, Mike shares his thoughts on hormone optimization, veganism, plant-based nutrition, supplements, hair loss, how to beat depression, and more.  Show Notes: http://www.bananiac.com/post/mike-mah… Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/2TffUZd

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The Armchair Nutritionist talks with Strength Coach Mike Mahler about hormone optimization, nutrition, training, supplements and recovery

Danny Zederman, The Armchair Nutritionist talks with Strength Coach Mike Mahler about hormone optimization, nutrition, training, supplements, and recovery. https://soundcloud.com/user-872173606/an20-mike-mahler

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Bonus episode! The negative impact of toxins on hormone optimization

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Mike Mahler on Super Human Radio discussing adrenaline dominance, testosterone myths, optimal training longevity

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Episode 250: It is the end of the road for the LLA show! We recap our favorite episodes and discuss the road ahead

It is the end of the road for the LLA show! Thanks for all the support over the years and enjoy the 250 episodes which will be archived indefinitely. For bonus content, check out the dozens of premium episodes as well at http://www.patreon.com/llapodcast LLA Ep.#250: The “Body Positive” Lady joins us on this episode to share

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Episode 249: Elite kettlebell expert Steve Cotter returns to be the last guest on the LLA show

Our friend and highly sought-after strength coach, Steve Cotter returns for one of the most memorable episodes of the LLA Show. This episode is definitely one that brings the LLA Show full circle. All this and much more: Links & Resources mentioned in the show: Project Child Save: http://projectchildsave.org Warrior Angels Foundation: http://warriorangelsfoundation.org Purchase New Warrior Training products: http://newwarriortraining.com

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Episode 248: Paul Tabone returns to discuss his new business venture with Flex Wheeler and how his training has changed

LLA Ep:#248: Entrepreneur & top powerlifter, Paul Tabone returns to discuss the following: Paul discusses the beginnings of Angry Joe coffee to eventually selling it Paul shares his new business venture and how bodybuilding legend Flex Wheeler became involved in it The guys talk about the art of the “follow up” and the Vegas reputation

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Episode 247: Top strength coach & lifelong martial artist, Will Chung on issues in the fitness industry

  All this and much more: Links & Resources mentioned in the show: Listen to ad-free LLA Podcast Premium Episodes for Patreon Subscribers Only. Become a monthly supporter via $5 or more on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/llapodcast Project Child Save: http://projectchildsave.org Warrior Angels Foundation: http://warriorangelsfoundation.org Purchase New Warrior Training products: http://newwarriortraining.com Dr. Thomas Incledon website: https://www.causenta.com  Also subscribe, download, rate & review us at: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/live-life-aggressively-podcast/id646524617 

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Episode 246: Dr. Thomas Incledon returns to discuss low testosterone, cancer treatments, stem cells, and PRP

LLA Ep:#246: The world’s strongest scientist, Dr. Thomas Incledon returns to discuss the following: Mike shares how he is already tearing right into 2019 What is one of the most steps someone must take after having cancer diagnosis or treatment What is Thomas’s approach, when someone comes to him stating they have low testosterone What

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Episode 245: Vegan IFBB pro bodybuilder, Nimai Delgado joins us to discuss growing up in a Hare Krishna commune, run-ins with the KKK, being on the cover of Muscle & Fitness magazine, dealing with internet trolls

Vegan IFBB pro bodybuilder, Nimai Delgado joins us to discuss growing up in a Hare Krishna commune in Mississippi, run-ins with the KKK, his experience with Muscle & Fitness magazine, dealing with internet trolls, the weightlifters of the Nakivale refugee camp, & more The guys discuss the weightlifters of the Nakivale refugee camp in Uganda

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Episode 244: Dr. Mark Gordon returns to discuss growth hormone myths, IGF-1, and the importance of free testosterone

LLA Ep:#244: Dr. Mark Gordon – Addressing Growth Hormone Myths, IGF-1, Why Free Testosterone trumps Total Testosterone, & more Dr. Gordon discusses the myths and fallacies regarding growth hormone, IGF-1, and IGF-2 How do binding proteins play a part in diabetes, heart disease, colon cancer, and body fat increase   What is P53 and why is

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Episode 243: Adam Blake returns to discuss the benefits of fasting, optimal Vitamin D levels, and techniques guaranteed to increase strength

H2O bassist, Adam Blake, returns to discuss the following: The guys discuss the ramifications for the lack of arts and physical education in today’s education system Adam describes how he stays on point with his fitness program, despite always being on tour with his band What does Adam want to die “ONLY” when he dies

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Episode 242: The contributions and legacy of elite strength coach Charles Poliquin and his impact on the fitness community

 This week, we take time to reflect on the contributions of the late Charles Poliquin, and his impact on us, the fitness industry, his charitable interests, and much more  Links & Resources mentioned in the show: – Listen to ad-free LLA Podcast Premium Episodes for Patreon Subscribers Only. Become a monthly supporter via $5 or

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Episode 241: Coach Lee Boyce returns to discuss his challenging return to training after a serious injury, what you can learn from his experience, and more

LLA EP.#241: Coach Lee Boyce returns to discuss his challenging return to training after a serious injury, what you can learn from his experience, and more:  Links & Resources mentioned in the show: (Sponsor) – LifterLMS: http://lifterlms.com/strength– Listen to ad-free LLA Podcast Premium Episodes for Patreon Subscribers Only. Become a monthly supporter via $5 or more

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Episode 220: Ron Morris discusses how he recovered from a broken leg without surgery

LLA Ep #220: Renaissance man & fitness expert Ron Morris returns to discuss the following: Ron discusses how he broke his leg in a motorcycling accident and repaired the injury himself, instead of immediate doctor recommended surgery How did Qi Gong and diet help Ron mend his broken leg Ron shares how living life on

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Episode 219: Fitness expert Shawn Philipps on the benefits of focus intensity training

LLA EP.#219: Fitness expert Shawn Phillips returns for our first episode of 2018 to discuss the following: How does the “challenged” attention span of the POTUS influence your fitness goals What is the Zen of strength Shawn focuses on his Focus Intensity Training philosophy What is the real payoff for doing what you like Shawn

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Episode 218: End of 2017 special episode, favorite guests of the year, looking forward to 2018

LLA Episode #218: It’s our annual year-end episode. On this episode we discuss the following: – Mike and Sincere share their favorite episodes of 2017 and why– What is the future of the LLA free episodes– Why it’s more important to become a Patreon premium episode subscriber more than ever– Future guests for 2018– Why

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LLA Premium Episode #22 The top estrogen blockers and over the counter nootropics

Premium Episode #23: We discuss utilizing carbs to get a pump, why “maintenance” is worth that not training at all, Mike’s top picks for estrogen blockers & brain enhancement, the benefits of “shrinkage,” & more Click here to check out the episode

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Episode 217: Leo Costa author of the Serious Growth manual and 3 strokes in 3 weeks saved my life

Bodybuilding expert and author of the controversial, “Bulgarian Power Burst” and ‘Serious Growth” manuals, Leo Costa joins us to discuss surviving three strokes in three weeks, strength training wisdom from the Bulgarians, plus the following: How did Leo utilize the knowledge gained from an exclusive trip to visit the Bulgarian weightlifting team to create his

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Episode 216: Dr. Mark Gordon on DHT cream, estrogen, gut health, TRT, and the keto diet

Ep.#216: Dr. Mark Gordon returns to discuss the following: Why is estrogen is so misunderstood When supplementing with testosterone (i.e. TRT), what hormone is needed even more, but is often ignored What is Dr. Gordon’s opinion of DHT cream, in terms of increasing sex drive in men Why taking a liver panel or cortisol test

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Episode 215: Top strength coach Andrew Durniat on how to train for extreme endurance, strength training, and kettlebell sport

Ep.#215: Top strength coach and all around high-level athlete, Andrew Durniat returns to discuss the following: Mike issues an online challenge to our listeners. Do you have what it takes to win? How does Andrew mesh strength training, kettlebell sport, and extensive endurance event training together intelligently Who or what inspired Andrew to begin competing

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Episode 214: Elite strength coach and professional musician Gavin Van Vlack returns to discuss the new BURN record

Ep.#214: Top strength coach, physical culturist, and guitarist for the hardcore band Burn, Gavin Van Vlack returns to discuss the following: Gavin shares why it took Burn so long to get back together and put out their first full-length album How does Burn intelligently manage to merge the musical energy of the 90s with the

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LLA Premium Episode #19: The Las Vegas shooting, the importance of preparing for trauma, the one life saving item you should always have

Patreon Premium Episode #19 is now available for download for premium LLA Show subscribers, as Mike & Sincere discuss the Las Vegas shooting, Mike’s reaction to the event from a Las Vegas perspective, plus the following: What is the one thing the mainstream media fails to discuss in terms of the Las Vegas shooting Is

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Episode 213: Kevin Gill is the host of The Kevin Gill Show, pro wrestling announcer, interviewer, improv comedian, video game/music industry vet

Ep.#213: Kevin Gill is the host of The Kevin Gill Show, pro wrestling announcer, interviewer, improv comedian, video game/music industry vet. Kevin joins us to discuss the following: The guys talk the connection of hardcore music and pro wrestling Why wanting to see your favorite band who no longer get along, is not the best

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LLA Premium Episode #18: Getting the most out of pull-ups, creatine loading, full body workouts vs split routines

Patreon Premium Episode #18 is now available for download for premium LLA Show subscribers, as Mike & Sincere discuss designing the best pull-up routine, addressing creatine loading myths, plus the following: Mike discusses the added benefits of the renegade row, that you may not have considered Mike discusses the added benefits of the renegade row,

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Episode 212: Part 2 with Jerry Brainum on the benefits of fruits and why fruit consumption is not fattening

Top guest, Jerry Brainum, returns to discuss the following in part 2 of this 2 part chat: Jerry discusses the issue of fruit and fat loss When and why should you choose frozen blueberries over fresh Why it may be a good idea to consume grapefruit with coffee in regards to fat mobilization What is

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Patreon Premium Episode #17: Sincere discusses hurricane harvey, Mike on modifying the Coan deadlift program for squats, how to avoid thinking big and acting small

Patreon Premium Episode #17 is now available for download for premium LLA Show subscribers, as Mike & Sincere discuss Sincere’s post-Hurricane Harvey update, plus the following: Sincere shares his post-Hurricane Harvey experience How to be better prepared for life’s unexpected (& expected) missteps How to avoid survivor’s remorse, during times of tragedy and severe emergencies

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Episode 211: Jerry Brainum on the negatives of hip thrusts, the best glute exercises, does marijuana promote gyno and lower testosterone levels?

Top guest, Jerry Brainum, returns to discuss the following in part 1 of this 2 part chat: Why Jerry’s newsletter article regarding “hip thrusts” is worth its weight in gold & why the exercise can be problematic What are the ideal exercises for glute development that are far better than hip thrusts How did Jerry’s

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Patreon Premium Episode #16: Mike & Sincere discuss Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and convey tips on dealing with depression

Patreon Premium Episode #16 is now available for download for premium LLA Show subscribers, as Mike & Sincere discuss Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, plus the following: How to know the difference between sadness and depression & why most people get the two confused The guys discuss how modern technology is a breeding ground for depression

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Episode 210: Melya Kaplan returns to discuss pairing vets with rescues, taking on the L.A. Zoo, dealing with childhood abuse

Voice For The Animals founder and animal right advocate, Melya Kaplan, returns to discuss pairing vets with rescues, taking on the L.A. Zoo, dealing with childhood abuse, as well as the following: How has Melya’s mission with Voice For The Animals taken her from working directly with the LAPD to working with police departments in

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Episode 209: Fitness expert Shawn Philipps on genetics, hormone testing, and power of daily rituals

Strength industry vet Shawn Phillips returns to join us to discuss the following: Shawn weighs in on the issues of modeling your program based on the genetically gifted The guys discuss the spiritual aspect of lifting Mike shares why lifting is more like a longtime best friend Shawn shares why he prefers the smith machine

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Episode 208: Eric July and Alex James of Backwordz on professional protestors and being libertarian

This week we chat with Eric & Alex, from the group, Backwordz. Some may recognize Backwordz frontman, Eric July, via his very outspoken YouTube videos & tweets, regarding his Libertarian-driven views, the need for a free-market, anti-statism, the ills of the U.S. government system, and more. These messages can be heard in Backwordz’s music, and

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Episode 207: Dr. Thomas Incledon goes more in depth on his non-traditional approach toward cancer treatment part 2

This is pt.2 of our discussion with Dr. Thomas Incledon, as he goes more in depth on his non-traditional approach toward cancer treatment, plus the following: Dr. Incledon address the issues of insurance coverage & cost-prohibitive healthcare Dr. Incledon shares some key preventative measures to improve your health Can excessive exercise cause or fight cancer,

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Episode 206: Dr. Thomas Incledon on the importance of personalized cancer treatments

Popular LLA guest, Dr. Thomas Incledon joins us for a 2 part discussion no true LLA Show fan will won’t to miss. If you have been affected by cancer in any way, this 2 part discussion is a must-listen. During part 1, we discuss the following Why is cancer the most feared disease in the

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LLA Premium episode #13 Scott Shetler on fitness pro fallacies, mental health issues, effects of supplements on mood

Patreon Premium Episode #13 is now available for download for premium LLA Show subscribers, as top strength coach Scott Shetler joins us to discuss the following: We discuss the ever-growing trend of so-called fitness pros overly-utilizing sex to sell fitness The guys talk Chris Cornell’s recent death, mental health, brain chemistry, and the effects of

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LLA premium episode #12 SHBG benefits, free T vs Total T, interpreting lab work, creatine alternatives

Patreon Premium Episode #12 is now available for download for premium LLA Show subscribers, as Mike & Sincere answer listener questions, plus the following: Addressing white spots on the skin, magnesium and zinc deficiencies, and vitiligo Addressing hydration issues and creatine SHBG, free testosterone, total testosterone and what it all means Blood tests, urine testing,

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Mike Mahler on the Jimmy Smith Podcast discussing hormone optimization

The importance of optimal testosterone levels rather than setting for the normal range  Why free testosterone is often low in hard training athletes  Why you don’t need less stress but more stress management reserves  Restoration and why many diminish the importance to their detriment  PC culture and its negatives effects on testosterone  Why you must

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LLA premium episode #10 best time to attempt a 1RM and the pros and cons of expanding business quickly

Our kick-off episode of our May-treon month of premium-only LLA Show episodes is now available for immediate download, for our Patreon subscribers. On this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of rapid business growth, the best time to attempt your 1 rep max (or close to it), as well as the following: The benefits

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Episode 205: Part 2 with Dr. Nick Delgado on foods with the highest estrogen and how to optimize thyroid health

This is part 2 of our discussion with popular LLA guest, Dr. Nick Delgado. During this episode, we discuss the following: Dr. Delgado shares how to supplement to improve sexual performance Dr. Delgado discusses the importance of thyroid health in men and women and how to address it What foods have the highest estrogen and

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Episode 204: Dr. Nick Delgado on supplements to improve sex drive and performance, optimizing hormones, and protein myths

Popular LLA guest, Dr. Nick Delgado joins us for a 2 part discussion about the following: Is Dr. Delgado’s TestroVida cream a form of hormone replacement What is Dr. Delgado’s suggestion for cycling TestroVida cream How did a stroke in his 20’s play a significant role in Dr. Delgado’s approach to diet choices Dr. Delgado

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Episode 203: Vince Andrich on the pros and cons of multiple meals and an inside look at the supplement industry

This is part 2 of our discussion with veteran pro bodybuilder and fitness and supplement expert, Vince Andrich. Vince has over twenty years of sports nutrition business experience and has managed and built several leading sports nutrition brands. In part 2 of this 2 part show, Vince joins the LLA Show to discuss the following:

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Episode 202: Nutrition supplement expert Vince Andrich on supplements that have stood the test of time Part 1

Veteran pro bodybuilder and fitness and supplement expert, Vince Andrich, has over twenty years of sports nutrition business experience and has managed and built several leading sports nutrition brands. In part 1 of this 2 part show, Vince joins the LLA Show to discuss the following Which supplements have withstood the hype, since Vince first

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Episode 201: Fitness expert Alexander Cortes on learning from bodybuilding icons, mobility training, the importance of discipline and sacrifice

Strength coach, Alexander Cortes joins the LLA Show to discuss the following: Alexander shares how to start your morning off with energy and focus, and it’s probably not what you think Alexander discusses the importance of mobility and why mobility certifications are very unnecessary What can the everyday trainee learn from the old school bodybuilding

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Episode 200: Dr. Incledon on the negatives of pre-workout supplements, blasting through training plateaus, breathing techniques for optimal performance

Here’s part 2 of our discussion with Dr. Thomas Incledon (aka “The World’s Strongest Scientist”) on the LLA Show, as we discuss the following: How can pre-workouts supplement negatively impact training recovery Dr. Incledon shares exciting next level technology, that sounds like it’s coming from an episode of Star Trek, that will help take injury

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Episode 199: Dr. Thomas Incledon on the causes of sleep issues and what you can do about it

Dr. Thomas Incledon (aka “The World’s Strongest Scientist”) returns to the LLA Show in the first of a 2 part episode to discuss the following: Dr. Incledon discusses how the desire for getting more sleep, adequate sunshine, and wanting to work a 9 to 5 equates a lack of commitment Dr. Incledon shares how he

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pisode 198: Christian Thibadeau on the benefits of amino acid spikes, Type 3 diabetes, the negatives of overeating for bulking

One of the LLA Show’s most downloaded guests and highly sought-after coach, Christian Thibadeau, returns for the new year to discuss the following: The guys discuss the pros and cons of explosive lifting vs. accelerated lifting Why your walk out during squats may be working against you Christian discusses the paradox of bulking season vs.

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Episode 197: Elite strength coach Lee Boyce returns to discuss longevity training, the importance of layoffs, getting stronger in your 40s and beyond

Top strength coach, Lee Boyce, returns to the LLA show to share the results of his 2016 training goals, as predicted on episode #159, to see if Mike & Sincere made good on their predictions, explains why he is sitting in his car in “stake out” mode, as well as discusses the following: The guys

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Episode 196: Ron Morris on Qi Gong to help Parkinson’s clients, early days of the RKC, Aggressive Strength beer goggles

Ron Morris is the quintessential renaissance man, whose life includes a career as a pro wrestler, training with the likes of the legendary Road Warriors, a member of a real life motorcycle gang, opening the first Russian kettlebell school in the U.S., as well as utilizing Qi Gong to help clients affected by Parkinson’s Disease.

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Episode 195: Cro-Mags founder Harley Flanagan on Webster Hall, BJJ, his new book, and the power of music to heal

One of my favorite guests ever on the LLA show! Harley has had a big impact on my life as you will learn when you check out the episode. Harley Flanagan, longtime member of legendary New York hardcore band, The Cro-Mags, makes his debut appearance on the LLA Show, and he pulls no punches discussing

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LLA Premium Episode #4: Best nootropic combo for pre-workout, infrequent training benefits, healthy snack options

Check it out! Mike & Sincere return for Patreon Subscriber-Only Premium Episode #4 to discuss the following: The best ingredients to make your own nootropic that is better than anything on the market and won’t break the bank What do you do when you cannot find PowerDrive online, in terms of getting a brain boost

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Episode 194: Project Child Save founder Ty Ritter discusses what you can do to help kids sold into human trafficking and how to protect your kids

It was great having Ty back on the show to discuss a very important cause that everyone should be concerned about and more importantly support. Project Child Save founder, Ty Ritter, returns with an update on PCS, since first appearing on the show, some behind-the-scenes tales of past missions, and a current much-needed fundraising effort

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Episode 193: James Pond returns for this special Veteran’s Day edition to discuss how civilians can get more involved with supporting our veterans

Friend of the show and popular guest, James Pond, returns for this special Veteran’s Day edition of the LLA Show to discuss the following: James discusses why he transitioned from Hope For Justice to Veteran’s Path James describes how civilians can get more involved with supporting our veterans How does Veteran’s Path utilize natural therapies

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Episode 192: Dr. Julio Garcia on knee surgery recovery, intermittent fasting benefits, stem cells and platelet therapy benefits

Dr. Julio Garcia returns to discuss the following: Mike and Sincere discuss ninja buffet waiters, under-dressed grocery shoppers and mystery kids at a Vegas Whole Foods Dr. Julio Garcia talks hitting a 600lb deadlift before hitting 60, in spite of a recent injury and surgery Dr. Garcia discusses intermittent fasting and how it affected his

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Episode 191: Elite strength coach Christian Thibaudeau returns to discuss optimal training, pre-workout supplementation, and nutrition on the road

Top strength coach and popular T-nation contributor, Christian Thibaudeau returns to discuss the following: Christian discusses how trainees are into the art of “seduction” What are the top two mistakes for natural trainees Christian shares specific issues of performing too much assistance work Why does Christian choose the sumo deadlift & is it more beneficial

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Episode 190: The benefits of the Mike Gillette training system and why you should be using it

Popular guest, Mike Gillette, returns this week to discuss the following: Mike returns to discuss his training system and how one of his previous info products led him to seriously reevaluate his training philosophy Mike describes the basis of his 4 dimensional strength training program What is positional strength and why is it important Due

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Episode 189: The numerous benefits of curcumin and ginger for joint health, muscle pain, gut health, and brain health

Mike & Sincere return this week to discuss the following: Mike discusses the benefits of ginger & how to supplement with it The benefit of ginger for joint pain, gut health, and getting over colds and flus  How is curcumin a major testosterone booster & how does it benefit prostate health What is curcumin’s relationship

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Episode 188: Dr. Mark Gordon and Andrew Marr on reversing gyno, clomid benefits, 7-keto DHEA vs DHEA, causes of abdominal fat

Popular LLA guests, Dr. Mark Gordon & Andrew Marr of the Warrior Angels Foundation return to discuss the following: Dr. Mark Gordon shares a “qualified expert’s” view regarding clomid (the banned substance surrounding UFC fighter Jon Jones recent suspension) How does clomid really act in the body and how does it affect hormones Is it

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Episode 187: Thomas Incledon on the importance of probiotics for everything from blood pressure, mood, to optimal testosterone

Popular LLA Show guest, Thomas Inclendon (aka “the World’s Strongest Scientist) returns to discuss the following: Thomas discusses the ins and outs of gut health Why does the amount of probiotics used in studies pale in comparison to what is available at your local supplement shop, and which is a waste of time How do

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Episode 186: Ty Ritter specializes in the rescue of children that have been kidnapped or sold into sexual slavery and child pornography

Ty Ritter is a stuntman, protection specialist, and founder of Project Child Save, which specializes in the rescue of children that have been kidnapped or sold into sexual slavery and child pornography worldwide. Ty joins us to discuss the following: Ty discusses what motivated him to create Project Child Save Ty shares steps that parents

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Episode 185: Jerry Brainum on the best pre-workout supplements and the pros and cons of IGF-1

Jerry Brainum returns to the LLA Show to discuss the following: Jerry shares how his newsletter was inspired by a magazine he wrote for and was published by an editor of Penthouse Jerry describes training lower body with Arnold Schwarzenegger and why it was always an issue for Jerry Why should trainees take a look

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Episode 184: Ryan Andrews on transitioning from a bodybuilding lifestyle to a life focused on volunteering, plant-based eating, and helping others

Ryan Andrews is a competitive bodybuilder turned registered dietitian, yoga instructor, and volunteer organic farmhand, Ryan trained at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Kent State University, and the University of Northern Colorado. He’s authored/co-authored several books and has worked with Precision Nutrition for 7 years. Ryan joins the LLA Show to discuss the following: How did

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Episode 183: Elite strength coach Eric Cressey on deadlift performance, balance training myths, pros and cons of using a weight belt

Highly sought-after strength coach, Eric Cressey joins the LLA Show to discuss the following: Eric shares the importance of speed necessary for efficient deadlifts and how it has helped him lift nearly 5 times his bodyweight What is the biggest mistake most deadlifters commit Are pre-lifting cues an asset to deadlifts or just pre-performance theatrics

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Episode 182: Top strength coach and Burn guitarist Gavin Van Vlack returns to discuss optimal training, rest times, restoration methods

Burn guitarist & top strength coach, Gavin Van Vlack returns to the LLA Show to discuss the following: Gavin talks being on tour with his band Burn, running his training facility, & creating multiple streams of income The guys discuss the importance of deload weeks, the downside & misconception of being strong first Why you

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Episode 181: Elite BJJ competitor Robert Consulmagno on thriving with Bipolar disorder and PTSD

Robert Consulmagno is living breathing proof that Bi Polar disorder & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are nothing more than a fight…One that can be won and one that can be put back in ORDER!Cozmo speaks to Veterans and organizations about his own fight with PTSD & Bi-Polar Disorder and how to mount an effective

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Episode 180: 5-3-1 vs GVT training, a tuber that can increase testosterone by 225% , clear signs of leptin and insulin resistance

This week, Mike & Sincere discuss the following: Mike & Sincere answer listener’s questions regarding Jim Wendler’s 5-3-1 program & how to make it work for you High volume vs low volume and calculating the optimal starting point for German Volume Training  Mike reviews the book “How Champions Think” The problem with PG movies and

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Episode 179: The Fight Hypnotist Joshua Manuel on the mental side of the fight game and optimizing physical performance

Joshua Manuel works with high-performance clients who need instant results. During his 14+ years of experience, Joshua has delivered results to professional MMA fighters, members of US Federal Law Enforcement agencies, Department of Defense, contractors assisting US State Department, trainers of Special Operations, and active-duty military. He is a Licensed Master Practicioner of Neurolinguistic Programming

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Episode 178: Jerry Brainum on Modafinil, effective nootropics, green tea extract concerns, and the benefits of Metformin

Jerry Brainum, is a well-known fitness and bodybuilding nutrition writer, with 35 years of experience and over 5,000 published magazine articles on his resume. Jerry has written and/or served in editor positions for such popular fitness publications such as: Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Men’s Fitness, Sports Fitness, Muscular Development, Muscle Mag International, Ironman, and Planet

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Episode 177: Steve Cotter returns to discuss his current training regimen, the importance of foot strength, and prioritizing flexibility

Top strength coach, Steve Cotter, returns to discuss the following: Steve shares his experience teaching in the growing fitness market in Asia What is the state of kettlebell sport in Asia Steve discusses what his daily training regimen currently looks like Steve discusses yoga, Seane Corn, Rodney Yee, and Anna Forest How does Steve address

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Episode 176: MMA legend Frank Shamrock on MMA strength training, the Shamrock way to help troubled youth, overcoming abuse to help others

Retired MMA legend, Frank Shamrock is the first UFC Middleweight Championship (now known as the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship), and has held the interim King of Pancrase title, the WEC Light Heavyweight Championship and the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship. Frank also adds television broadcaster to his resume, as well as mentor. Frank has mentored adults and

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Episode 175: Elite Powerlifter Paul Tabone on optimal Squat and Deadlift technique and the benefits of Angry Joe Coffee

Paul Tabone is an elite powerlifter and the owner and mind behind Angry Joe Coffee. Paul created Angry Joe because of his love for strength training and his love for coffee. However, Angry Joe is not some ordinary coffee found in a green and white cup with a mermaid logo. This supplement-infused coffee, with its

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Episode 174: Former Special Forces Green Beret Andrew Marr on what can be done to stop the deaths of veterans suffering from PTSD due to traumatic brain injuries

Andrew Marr is a former Special Forces Green Beret, founder of Warrior Angels Foundation, an organization whose sole purpose is to stop the deaths of veterans suffering from PTSD symptoms caused by traumatic brain injuries. Marr’s last deployment in 2013 was emotionally and physically taxing where he and his Special Forces team were engaged in

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Episode 173: Dr. Garth Davis, is the author of the best-selling book “Proteinaholic,” and is a highly sought-after and respected physician and bariatric surgeon

Dr. Garth Davis, is the author of the best-selling book “Proteinaholic,” and is a highly sought-after and respected physician and bariatric surgeon based in Houston, Texas. Dr. Davis joins us to discuss the following: Dr. Davis discusses when a diet (even a plant-based diet) isn’t enough to help those dealing with morbid obesity Dr. Davis

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Episode 172: Top MMA strength coach Corey Beasley on designing effective training programs for combat athletes

Corey Beasley, is the owner of Innovative Results training center in Costa Mesa, CA. & is a top MMA Strength and Conditioning coach who has worked with MMA athletes such as the UFC’s Ian McCall, Jessica Penne, James “Lightning” Wilks, Carla Esparza, and others. Corey joins us to discuss the following: Corey shares how he

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Episode 171: Jake Shannon creator of the Macebell and Scientific Wrestling on working with Josh Barnett and Frank Shamrock

Jake Shannon, creator of the Macebell, Scientific Wrestling, & the Pin & Submit training seminars, joins us to discuss the following: Jake discusses how he created the macebell & shares the benefits of training with macebells What is the one issue that most modern macebell manufacturers are missing in terms of macebell design Jake shares

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Episode 170: Warrior Diet author Ori Hofmekler returns to discuss the health benefits of stress, intermittent stress training, and how AMPK make you a fat-burning machine & how do you activate it

Ori Hofmekler, best known as the author of best-selling books such as, “The Warrior Diet,” “The Anti-Estrogen Diet,” as well as “Maximum Muscle:Minimum Fat,” returns to discuss the health benefits of stress, why you should rethink all of the popular hype surrounding stevia, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals, plus the following: Ori shares why consuming stevia

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Episode 169: Elite strength coach Christian Thibadeau on training frequency, high protein fallacies, and optimal Crossfit training

Christian Thibaudeau is a Canadian bodybuilder, author, and world renown strength coach. Christian gained notability in the online bodybuilding world in the late 1990s as a key contributor to the online bodybuilding magazine, IronMag. He is currently a frequent contributor to Testosterone Magazine and coaches athletes in person and via online. He has been applauded

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Episode 168: Author Mark Leruste on men’s health, self-help addicts, and pursuing a fulfilling career

Mark Leruste, also known as “The Unconventional Hustler, is an award winning men’s health activist, coach, and author of the book “It’s Not You, It’s Me.” Mark is known for sharing his expertise and experience, regarding the ups and downs of what it’s really like to start a business. Mark joins the LLA Show to

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Episode 167: Ted Ryce on bodyweight training, isometrics, BJJ, and the pros and cons of the personal development industry

Fitness pro, Ted Ryce, returns to the LLA Show to discuss the following: What are the pros and cons of the personal development industry How negative events in your life can be the biggest boost in your life Ted shares how Brazilian jiu jitsu helped him snap through the fear of taking risk in other

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Episode 166: The fat burning and anti-estrogenic benefits of green tea, frequent practice sets for improving training performance

This week, Mike & Sincere discuss the following: Mike discusses new studies showing the fat-burning and estrogen-blocking effects of green tea Mike shares his progress utilizing Matt Kroc’s squat program How can you benefit from Pavel Tsatsouline’s greasing the groove program with just about any exercise Why quality of performance should be your main training

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Episode 165: Top strength coach Scott Shetler shares his recent travels to Westside Barbell & what he learned from the legendary Louie Simmons

Top strength coach and author, Scott Shetler returns to the LLA Show to discuss the following: Scott shares his recent travels to Westside Barbell & what he learned from the legendary Louie Simmons Scott discusses the benefits of utilizing bands during deadlifts The guys discuss Rafael Dos Anjos’s current training program, Jon Jones, Conor McGregor,

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Episode 164: Elite strength coach Vince McConnell on training longevity and how to modify training as you get older to thrive

Top strength coach, Vince McConnell returns to the show to discuss the lost art of training longevity, how constantly chasing PRs is impeding your training progress, training wisdom from Clarence Bass that simply works at any age, as well as the following: Vince discusses the difference between your real age and your training age Why

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Episode 163: Adam Blake bassist for NYC hardcore band H20 on racism, staying fit on the road, and power of positive music

Adam Blake, the bassist for the New York hardcore punk band, H2O joins Mike & Sincere this week to discuss the following: The guys discuss Pantera, Phil Anselmo’s recent racist comments, Anderson Silva, armchair fighters How much is an ass-whipping worth to you What can the hardcore genre of music teach us about handling racism

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Episode 162: CNS exhaustion and how to recover from it, benefits of calorie fluctuation strategies, should you take theanine?

This week, Mike & Sincere discuss the following: How to manage caffeine stimulation via theanine How CNS exhaustion plays a major role in hindering training goals & how to counteract it Why Dr. Fred Hatfield’s Zig Zag dieting approach is very beneficial Why is Sincere the carbohydrate anti-Christ The guys discuss the flawed idea of

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Episode 161: The power of Kaizen for impressive training progress and the illusion of maintenance

This week, Mike & Sincere discuss the following: Why denial is a river and not an accurate measure for health What is the Japanese philosophy of “kaizen” & how is it an ideal approach to training Defining negligence and accidents could be the difference on avoiding injuries at the gym Why taking 2 steps forward

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Episode 160: Dr. Mark Gordon on testosterone and why many men of all ages have low levels and what can be done about it

Dr. Mark Gordon is a pioneer in hormone testing and replacement in victims of traumatic brain injury & has now treated scores of brain-injured patients, balancing their deficient hormones and achieving remarkable recovery, even in patients who are years out from their original injury. Dr. Gordon returns to discuss the following: Dr. Gordon discusses his

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Mike Mahler on the Health Conspiracy Show discussing hormone optimization, vegan nutrition, and living life aggressively

Check out the episode at: http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/0/c/a/0ca649c321bc2ae5/HC-Radio-205-Mike-Mahler.mp3?c_id=10691301&expiration=1452749797&hwt=9c0c3e35b00605998d53e1890882fa77 

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Episode 159: Elite strength coach Lee Boyce on training pitfalls, mobility work, and bouncing back from injuries

Lee Boyce is a highly respected and sought-after strength coach, professional fitness writer, and an ex-athlete. Lee is based in Toronto, where he currently works with, as he describes, not-so-slight-at-heart clients, for strength, general conditioning, corrective training, sports performance and muscle development. Lee is also a contributing author for a number of popular fitness magazines including

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Episode 158: Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rob Blasko Nicholson on the parallels between being an entrepreneur in the music industry compared to the fitness industry

Heavy metal bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson is perhaps best known for his performances on Rob Zombie’s solo albums, and is currently part of Ozzy Osbourne’s band. Nicholson is also noted for his contribution as bassist to metal band Cryptic Slaughter within underground metal circles. Blasko joins the LLA show to talk the parallels between being

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Episode 157: Controversial supplement industry watchdog Anthony Roberts on SARMS, UFC 194, Deadlift technique and more

Controversial supplement industry watchdog, Anthony Roberts returns to talk about the good, the bad, and the misconceptions of selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMS), ideal candidates for “performance enhancing” supplements, the benefits of “gym-screaming,” the psychology of missed deadlift attempts, Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo, as well as the following: The guys talk this past weekend’s

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Episode 156: Fitness expert Luke Sniewski’s “Million Ways To Live” show on physical culture all over the world

What happens when you mash up the Travel Channel, Food Network,NatGeo channel, & the fitness programs of classic ESPN? You get Luke Sniewski’s “Million Ways To Live” project on YouTube. “Million Ways To Live” is a clear example of how Luke lives his life aggressively, by merging his lifelong desire to travel the world with

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Episode 155: Financial expert Rohit Kalra on why you should be investing in yourself

It’s that time of the year, where waistlines usually get bigger, while bank accounts get a lot slimmer. Financial expert, Rohit Kalra joins us, to discuss why your fiscal fitness and physical fitness are in direct correlation with one another. Also, Rohit shares the top personal financial strategies you can implement right now, to avoid

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Episode 154: Elite Strength Coach Charles Poliquin on the importance of DHEA, pre-workout cortisol, and neurotransmitter testing

Top strength expert and highly sought-after coach, Charles Poliquin, returns to discuss the following: The guys discuss the recent win by Holly Holm over Ronda Rousey Charles shares his view of adding powerlifting to MMA strength and conditioning Why is Charles a fan of neurotransmitter testing in order to evaluate and program for athletes Charles

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Episode 153: Dr. Julio Garcia on stem cell therapy for injuries and fat loss, nanotechnology benefits, and training with Mike Tyson

Dr. Julio Garcia joins today’s episode to talk how his p’s revolutionizing approach to fat loss via stem cell therapy, his personal connection to Mike Tyson, his view on Caitlyn Jenner and gender reassignment, injury recovery as well as the following: Dr. Garcia shares the pros of plastic surgery and dispels some misconceptions What is

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Episode 152: Author Ryan Holiday on the benefit of obstacles and everyday inconveniences

Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under previous LLA Show guest, Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. Ryan joins us to discuss his book “The

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Episode 151: Strength coach Ory Ortega discusses why he left Crossfit and training for strength vs looks

This week, Mike & Sincere chat with top fitness coach Ory Ortega, of Briga Training in Panama, as they discuss why Ory decided to break up with Crossfit, pioneering the growth of physical culture in Central America, as well as the following: The guys share why Crossfit’s infamous “Fran” is ready for retirement Ory discusses

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Episode 150: SHBG benefits for testosterone, why the low fat craze never existed, coffee you don’t want to miss

This week, Mike & Sincere talk sex hormones, the myth of the “Low Fat” craze, Sincere’s top 5 coffee picks, as well as the following: What is sex hormone binding globulin & why it’s not what many “experts” claim it is and what it does Why living by the numbers, is not necessarily living at

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Episode 149: Addressing joint pain, effective joint health supplements for people and pets, dealing with death, stress and repression the silent killers

This week, Mike & Sincere talk about dealing with death, stress, an on-going injuries. Plus, the guys share tips on deadlifting with speed, Steve Cotter’s training protocol, as well as the following: Mike shares how he addressed an on-going injury & why it’s important to always get a 2nd opinion, in terms of a Dr.’s

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Episode 148: Dr. Jose Antonio, Ph.D. on the benefits of creatine, high protein, glutamine, and the optimal pre-workout caffeine dose

Dr. Jose Antonio, Ph.D. is the CEO and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He gives an occasional talk, writes a bit, and can read your mind (but only after consuming copious quantities of coffee). An expert on supplements, science-based nutrition research, and more, Dr. Antonio’s seminars are highly sought after all over

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Episode 147: Author and top strength coach Nate Morrison on military fitness, V02 max flaws, optimal training intensity for strength

For over a decade, Nate Morrison has been leading the fight to dramatically reform and redefine military and tactical fitness. He was the first to introduce kettlebells to the military and wider tactical community and even deployed with them to Afghanistan and Iraq before most people had even heard of them. His first book, “Military

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Episode 146: Kettlebell expert Steve Cotter returns to discuss why he is passionate about his new plant based diet

Our good friend and highly sought-after strength coach, Steve Cotter, returns to discuss becoming vegan, as well as his view of living a plant-based lifestyle and why he could no longer continue to eat, live, and view life the same prior to switching his food choices. How has making the complete 180 degree switch to

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Episode 145: Mike Gillette shares his days as an Army paratrooper, SWAT commander, arresting network marketers, breaking Guinness World records

Mike Gillette shares his days as an Army paratrooper, SWAT commander, arresting network marketers, breaking Guinness World records, taking out terrorists w/coffee pots, the surprising event that stands out the most from his LE day Mike Gillette’s life story reads like an action-adventure novel. A life which includes time spent as an Army Paratrooper, SWAT

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Episode 144: Dr. Thomas Incledon returns to answer listener questions about bulking phase effectiveness, ketosis, the best nootropics, diet strategies, and more

Popular guest, Dr. Thomas Incledon, returns to answer listener questions regarding ketosis, diet strategies, the effectiveness of bulking phases, the best nootropics on the market, as well as the following: Thomas discusses the effectiveness of ketones and how ketone research has been around for over a decade Dr. Incledon discusses the pros and cons of

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Episode 143: Elite Strength Coach Gavin Van Vlack on NYC hardcore, bulletproof coffee nonsense, and why he hates the TRX

Gavin Van Vlack is a New York City-based strength & conditioning coach, who is also a veteran of the New York hardcore punk rock scene. Gavin began playing and touring in bands when he was 15. In his career he has founded and performed in several of New York’s most influential young acts, including “Burn.”

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Episode 142: Matt Brown on UFC drug testing, IV and making weight, nutrition periodization

Top UFC welterweight Matt “The Immortal” Brown returns to talk about his recent victory at UFC 189, what UFC president Dana White doesn’t know about hardcore music, Matt’s opinion on doping policies in the UFC, his real stance on the UFC/Reebok deal, plus the following Why UFC president Dana White may need a lesson on

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Episode 141: Las Vegas headliner Mike Hammer on success, the tabata protocol, and the negatives of America’s Got Talent

Mike Hammer is a Las Vegas Headliner at the Four Queens Hotel & Casino, which is downtown Las Vegas’s #1 Show. Mike has held gigs as an MMA ring announcer, was featured in an MMA special MTV, and was featured on A&E TV and seen on Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Mike’s biggest claim to

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Episode 140: Why testosterone boosters don’t always work, why you should avoid follow along fitness DVDs, the top five exercises everyone should do to be strong and powerful

Mike & Sincere address popular listener submitted questions and the following: Are there any benefits to placing Mike’s Recovery Oil on the testicles other than guaranteeing you a spot as a Chippendale dancer What hormone is an indicator that “NO” natural testosterone supplement will work for you Is it important to get a full hormone

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Episode 139: Clarence Bass returns to discuss the benefits of exercise for Parkinson’s Disease, improving brain health with exercise, and can you get strong and fit with only two workouts per week?

Fitness legend and popular LLA Show guest, Clarence Bass, returns to talk abbreviated training, the latest studies on Parkinson’s, marijuana, and the following:  Mike & Sincere share how LLA listeners can help LLA friend of the show Jase Nibourg kick cancer in the ass Mike shares how he utilized Clarence’s philosophy of abbreviated training to

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Mike Mahler on the courage to be yourself on the The Legendary Life Podcast

In this episode, you will learn: How To Share Your Unpopular Opinion (Without Being An Asshole) How to be happy: Compassion is a strength, not a weakness … Leadership: Do You Know What You Stand For? How the People Around You Affect Personal Success Motivation Is Overrated Don’t hold back How Flotation Tanks Can Help

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Episode 138: Psychologist Michael Friedman, Ph.D. on depression, being bald, who’s the boss, and why he uses old profile pics

Michael Friedman, Ph.D. is the author of the book, “Brick By Brick,” a contributor to Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and is a clinical psychologist specializing in how social relationships influence mental and physical health. Dr. Mike joins the LLA show to discuss the following: Are there any real benefits to experiencing depression At what

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Episode 137: Anthony Roberts returns to discuss steroids & anabolics 101: Truth vs. Myths

Anabolics expert, Anthony Roberts, returns to discuss steroids & anabolics 101: Truth vs. Myths. During this episode Anthony talks all the things you thought were true about the use of steroids and other anabolics, as well as, what the media didn’t tell you about football legend Lyle Alzado & WWE superstar Chris Benoit. Plus, Anthony

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Episode 136: Dwayne Crawford on animal rescue and adoption, life in Panama, and NBA stars

Dwayne Crawford is an animal adoption expert at the Nevada SPCA. For many years he has worked tirelessly to help abandoned animals find forever homes. Dwayne joins Mike & Sincere to discuss the following: Dwayne shares the pros and cons of adopting a senior dogs What lengthy process did Mike go through before adopting his

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Episode 135: Mike Catherwood co-host of loveline with Dr. Drew on Crossfit, bodybuilding, martial arts, and keys to success

Mike Catherwood is a radio & TV personality, as well as the co-host of “Love Line” w/Dr. Drew. Mike is also an athlete, former competitive bodybuilder, and martial arts practitioner. Mike joins the LLA show to discuss the following: Mike shares how he transitioned from fitness to co-hosting “Love Line” w/ Dr. Drew Mike describes

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Episode 134: UFC Fighter Matt Brown on Westside training, mental toughness, and active release technique

UFC welterweight Matt Brown (a.k.a The Immortal) takes time out of his training prep for UFC 189 in July, to talk training with Louie Simmons, why he can’t stand chiropractors, future business with Westside Barbell, Dimebag Darrell, his current ipod playlist plus the following: Matt shares how his current training camp is going as he

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Episode 133: Super strong scientist Thomas Incledon PH.D., on Paleo Diet flaws, anabolics, the 4-hour a-hole, TRT in the UFC

Dr. Thomas Incledon, a.k.a “The World’s Strongest Scientist,” is a world renowned scientist in the fields of anti-aging medicine and natural hormone therapy since 1989. Tom is also the CEO of Human Performance Specialists, Inc. and Human Health Specialists where he helps individuals from all walks of life optimize their health, quality of life, and

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Episode 132: Self-defense expert Tim Larkin on to how avoid being a victim of human violence

In part 2 of this 2 part show, personal protection expert, Tim Larkin, returns to discuss the following:  What aspects of violence are disconcerting & which aspects actually should make you feel better Tim speaks on life or death survival vs. competitive combat Tim discusses how he deals with haters and naysayers of his training

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Episode 131: Tim Larkin returns to discuss the restoration benefits of cryosauna therapy and float chamber sensory deprivation

In part 1 of this 2 part show, personal protection expert, Tim Larkin, returns to discuss training recovery & his personal experience utilizing cryosauna therapy, the float chamber, why you should consider utilizing these recovery techniques, as well as the following: .  Mike & Tim share why the cryosauna trumps ice baths How does the

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Episode 130: Elite Strength Coach Vince McConnell on fitness industry pet peeves, strength vs size training, optimal hypertrophy programming

Vince McConnell returns to discuss fitness industry pet peeves, how you can avoid them as a coach, trainer, or trainee, as well as the following: The curious case of the “questioning” client What is the “pomp & circumstance” of training Why warming up or joint mobility is not always optimal Vince shares the theory behind

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Episode 129: Strength Coach Scott Shetler on the benefits of German Volume Training and his new book Eat Plants Lift Iron with Stic of Dead Prez

Strength coach Scott Shetler returns to the show to discuss his current book collaboration with and training protocol with hip hop artist, activist, & athlete, Stic.man of Dead Prez, plus the following: Scott discusses how he helped hip hop artist Stic.man of Dead Prez pack on lots of muscle and increase strength via a plant-based

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Episode 128: Steve Maxwell on the benefits of isometric and negative training

Here’s part 2 of our discussion with top strength coach Steve Maxwell. In this highly anticipated episode, we discuss the following: Why isometric training (timed static contraction) is making a comeback, and how can you benefit from it Why is Steve not a fan of training explosive exercises to train for most sport-specific skills What

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Episode 127: Christina Danos on the importance of Kettlebells 4 Autism for raising awareness

Christina Danos created Kettlebells 4 Autism with the goal of raising awareness about autism through kettlebell training and sport. KB4A supports not-for-profit organizations devoted to autism research, treatment, and/or the delivery of evidenced based practices, to those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.By way of an annual Kettlebells 4 Autism Fundraising Event, and merchandise sales, KB4A

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Episode 126: Jimmy Smith On Crossfit pros and cons, Bulletproof coffee, and UFC drug testing

Fit pro, Jimmy Smith, has appeared in some of the top health & fitness publications & website, including Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Outside, & Bodybuilding.com, just to name a few. Jimmy, who is the creator of the Physique Formula, a comprehensive guide to building muscle and losing fat, and host of the Physique Formula podcast, has

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Episode 125: Steve Maxwell returns to discuss HIT training, Heavy Duty training, and the Super Slow method

Top Strength coach, Steve Maxwell returns for a special 2 part episode to address various training protocols. On this episode Steve discusses his stance on high intensity circuit training, his experience training with fitness legend Arthur Jones, as well as the following:  Steve shares how he met fitness legend Arthur Jones  How does Steve feel

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Episode 124: MMA legend Bas Rutten returns to talk about the 02 trainer, PEDs in MMA, and Cyborg vs Rousey

MMA legend, Bas Rutten, returns to talk about why his O2 Trainer’s inspiratory trainer is superior to other respiratory trainers on the market, how he really feels about the UFC’s current stance on random drug testing its athletes for performance enhancing drugs and the Anderson Silva/Nick Diaz drug debacle, resistance training in the ocean after

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Episode 123: Beyond Training author Ben Greenfield on float tanks, adrenal fatigue, and breathing techniques for improved performance

Ben Greenfield returns to the LLA podcast to discuss endurance training breathing techniques, sensory deprivation tanks, why he feels checking his high blood pressure is unnecessary, and more.  Ben is a coach, author, speaker, ex-bodybuilder and Ironman triathlete. His science-based approach to discovering a potent balance between health and performance has revolutionized the way thousands

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Mike Mahler on the Fitness Burn Podcast discussing hormone optimization, optimal training, and nutrition

It was great being a guest on Natanael Elmore’s Fitness Burn Podcast discussing Leptin, hormone optimization, nutrition, and optimal training. Yes I should be charging for this great info 😉  For more great interviews, check out Nathanael’s website at: http://www.thefitnessburn.com

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Mike Mahler on the Ben Coomber podcast discussing hormone optimization and kettlebell training

It was great being on Ben Coomber’s podcast. Check out the episode below!  Todays podcast #126 is with Mike Mahler  In this episode Mike and I discuss:   Where his journey into fitness stemmed from   Why Kettlebells are a great tool  The application of kettlebell training  Where his passion of hormonal health came from 

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Episode 121: The Pros and cons of the Coan/Philippi deadlift program and how to personalize it

Mike & Sincere break down renown strength coach, Ed Coan’s deadlift program, and share why it may be a good fit for you and how not to begin Coan’s program. Mike and Sincere also discuss the art of reciprocity in business and how “not” to approach joint ventures, as well as the difference between affiliate

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Episode 120: Biohazard frontman Billy Graziadei on the Gracie diet, racism, and music industry

Billy Graziadei is the lead vocalist for Biohazard and the former guitarist for Suicide City.  Billy is known to frequently speak about the realities of inner city life in New York while promoting tolerance, speaking out against racism and opposing drug abuse.  Graziadei has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for several years, holding a brown belt

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Episode 119: Celebrity fitness trainer John Pierre on what it really takes to help people lose fat and get healthy

John Pierre is a nutrition and fitness consultant who has devoted more than a quarter century to helping and improving the lives of others through his expertise in the areas of geriatrics, nutrition, fitness, women’s empowerment, green living, and cognitive retainment and improvement. While sometimes referred to as a “Trainer to the Stars” because he

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Episode 118: Dr. Wong on strategies to address ED as well as ways to improve sexual health and performance

Dr. William Wong returns to discuss a topic many of our listeners asked that we discuss…Erectile Dysfunction & how to address it. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the timing for this episode could not be any better. Prepare to be educated, entertained, and informed, as we discuss a topic few want to personally talk

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Episode 117: Our favorite 2014 Episodes and funny stories that will have you laughing all day

Mike & Sincere discuss their favorite episodes and guests of 2014, and share why you should go back and listen to those episodes again., as well as the following: Mike’s sprinting drama with his next door neighbor Why we are fans of Bas Rutten’s O2 trainer Why being your own brand is not as risky

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Episode 116: Former MMA Fighter Mac Danzig on behind the scenes with the UFC and his plant based diet

Mac Danzig is a retired pro MMA fighter, UFC vet, Ultimate Fighter season 6 winner, plant-based athlete, as well as avid photographer. Mac joins us to share a very candid and honest discussion about the truth about fighter salaries, fighter health insurance “benefits” in the UFC, why he is not a fan of the word “Vegan,”

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Episode 115: World renown strength coach Ian King on fat loss mistakes, Crossfit fence walkers, and optimal program design

By far one of the best strength coaches in the business. Every trainer and fitness enthusiast should make it a priority to listen to this episode:  Fitness coach and legend, Ian King returns to help our LLA podcast nation get their fitness goals on point & discusses how you can avoid falling for the typical

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Episode 114: Ori Hofmekler author of The Warrior Diet, Maximum Muscle Minimum Fat, and The Anti-Estrogenic Diet

Ori Hofmekler is best known as the author of best-selling books such as, “The Warrior Diet,” “The Anti-Estrogen Diet,” as well as “Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat,” just to name a few. Ori’s Warrior Diet protocol is a staple for anyone from the everyday soccer mom, weekend warrior, to high level athletes, such as college &

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Episode 113: Jen Feuerstein director of Save The Chimps on all the great work they do

Jen Feuerstein is the sanctuary director of the Save The Chimps organization. Jen joins us to discuss how the chimps of STC were rescued from a major animal testing facility in New Mexico, the truth behind the use of chimps in the entertainment and advertising industry, why that “sanctuary” you are donating to, may not

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Super Strength Show episode with Mike Mahler on how to live life aggressively and skyrocket your success in and out of the gym

 Listen to the Episode Play DOWNLOAD ITUNES In this episode of the Super Strength Show, Mike Mahler teaches us what it means to Live Life Aggressively! More Specifically in this Episode You’ll Learn About It’s not about the destination as much as it is about the journey. Focus fully on the process and watch your results sky

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Episode 112: Dr. Mark Gordon on brain traumatic injuries and hormone optimization part 2

Dr. Mark Gordon returns for part 2 of our discussion of his research and treatment of hormone replacement in victims of traumatic brain injury, as well as addressing the controversial issues of “high” cholesterol, addressing and treating TBI for members of the military, the NFL, MMA, and other high impact sports, and more. Dr. Gordon

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Episode 111: Dr. Mark Gordon on brain traumatic injuries and hormone optimization part 1

Dr. Mark Gordon has researched the risks and benefits of clinical hormonal reconstitution for over 15 years. Treating over 10000 patients, Dr. Gordon is a pioneer in hormone testing and replacement in victims of traumatic brain injury & has now treated scores of brain-injured patients, balancing their deficient hormones and achieving remarkable recovery, even in

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Episode 110: Dave Weck creator of the Bosu discusses balance training, RMT clubs, and creating a successful business

David Weck is the innovative mind behind the popular, and often controversial, Bosu Ball. David joins us to dispel the myths associated with the Bosu Ball, how he addresses the Bosu-haters, Matt Furey-styled marketing, life as a soap opera actor, the new and improved next-level Bosu, his upcoming inventions and products,as well as his advice in

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Mike Mahler on the Menprovement show discussing optimizing hormones, boosting testosterone, and more

Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Listen/Subscribe on iTunes (Or download the podcast app on your phone to listen on the go!) This is episode 016 of The MenProvement Podcast. In this session I speak with Mike Mahler about how to pursue your passion in life and actuallysucceed. He gives you the harsh realities that you NEED to face when starting your own business or venture

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Episode 109: Mick Benzo co-host of the Ice T Final Level Podcast on the music business and why Ice T is so successful

Mick Benzo is the co-host of Ice T’s Final Level Podcast, as well as the CEO of PayUp Management. The longtime entertainment industry vets joins Mike & Sincere to discuss the following: Mick shares how he got started in the music business, his family ties to the legendary hip hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash, and how

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Episode 108: Jackass and Wildboyz star Chris Pointius on his unique path to fame and why he loves kettlebell training

Chris Pontius is a core member of the MTV & movie franchise hit, Jackass and, along with Steve-O, co-host of Wildboyz. On Jackass, Pontius often went by the monikers “Bunny the Lifeguard”, “Party Boy”, “Chief Roberts”, “Roller Bobby”, “Pontius the Barbarian”, “Mr. America”, “Garbage Man”, “Dutch Girl”, “Satan”, and “Bear Johnson (The Alaskan Porn Sensation).”

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Mike Mahler on the Jimmy Smith Podcast discussing boosting testosterone and taking charge of your life

Our masculinity is being ROBBED daily by our foods, stress, toxins and other chemicals that are omnipresent. This week’s podcast is a sit down chat with hormone optimization expert Mike Mahler. Mike and I go into detail on supplements, training and nutrition to boost your testosterone as well as his success principles. Download And Subscribe

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Episode 107: Rising strength coach Jase Nibourg on crushing obstacles and building the life you want

Jase Nibourg is a strength & conditioning coach based in Red Deer, Alberta Canada. However, prior to becoming a strength & conditioning coach on the rise, Jase had to overcome some serious personal demons and life struggles before deciding to live life on his own terms.  His journey would take him from working in the not-so-healthy

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Episode 106: Kettlebell and fitness expert Shaun McMaster on training and helping homeless animals in Spain

Having a career as a school teacher and being an avid fitness and martial arts fanatic was simply not enough for Shaun McMaster. The U.K. born/Spain-based McMaster saw a major issue with the homeless dog population in Spain, and instead of complaining about it, he and his wife decided to do something about it. Listen in

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Episode 105: Steven Kotler author of The Rise of Superman on achieving flow and peak performance

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and theco-founder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.  His latest work, “The Rise of Superman,” was one of the most talked about books in 2014 and the first book in

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Episode 104: Melya Kaplan on helping homeless animals and the connection between compassion and IQ

Melya Kaplan (http://www.vftafoundation.org/) founded Voice For The Animals in 1999. Melya was inspired to start Voice For The Animals after seeing many homeless cats and dogs wandering the streets of Venice when she first moved to the community. She quickly realized there was a dire need for a new type of animal protection organization. Melya

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Episode 103: Physiotherapist Christopher Lendrum on injury rehab as well as advice on training around injuries

Christopher Lendrum is U.K.based professional physiotherapist whose mission is to educate those who have injuries and give them specific exercises to rehabilitate themselves post injury. Chris also aims to educate health professionals by giving them the necessary information about assessment and treatment techniques based on the best evidence-based information that is currently out there in

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Episode 102: Madball Frontman Freddy Cricien on the all things NYC Hardcore

Freddy Cricien is the lead singer of the legendary New York hardcore group, Madball. Freddy, the half-brother of legendary hardcore band. Agnostic Front’s lead vocalist Roger Miret, is also 1/2 of the hip hop duo, Freddy Madball & DJ Stress. Freddy joins us to discuss fronting a hardcore band at the age of 12, dealing

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Episode 101: Top Strength Coach Vince McConnell on optimal training over 50

What’s the best…scratch that…what’s the “smartest” way to train, if you’re 50 or older, train clients who at 50+, or train yourself and/or clients approaching 50? Top strength coach Vince McConnell returns to the LLA podcast to share how he helps his clients in this age range, as well as how he trains himself for

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Episode 100: Fear based motivation, anchors for optimal performance, effective social media marketing

Mike & Sincere celebrate a major milestone, as the Live Life Aggressively podcast reaches episode 100. During this episode, both discuss the future of the show, as well as the following: Mike & Sincere reflect on past episodes that helped them arrive to episode 100 How do you prepare for longevity in business when fueled by

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Episode 99: Claudia Altucher best selling co-author of The Power of No on taking charge of your life

Claudia Altucher is a Wall Street Journal, Amazon, & USA Today best-selling co-author of “The Power of No,” which she co-wrote with her husband, James Altucher. The avid yoga lover & teacher is also a speaker and has penned her own book, “21 Things To Know Before Starting An Ashtanga Pracice.” During this episode, Claudia

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Episode 98: Dr. William Wong on the benefits of coffee and adrenal fatigue advice

Dr. William Wong, a very popular & highly downloaded previous LLA podcast guest, returns to help clarify the health benefits of the world’s most favorite drink….coffee. Dr. Wong helps us sift through all of the coffee myths, the medical industry’s anti-coffee propaganda, as well answer your frequently asked questions regarding the best time of day

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Episode 97: Jon Lipsey and Joe Warner on IronLife magazine and why you should subscribe now!

Jon Lipsey & Joe Warner (http://ironlifemag.com/) left a couple of cush gigs at Men’s FItness Magazine UK, at the height of taking the magazine to its best publication years in history, only to start from square one with their own “digital-only” fitness publication.  What would prompt these guys to make such a ballsy move, with

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Episode 96: Flexibility and mobility expert Tom Furman on pain-free aging

Tom Furman (http://tomfurman.com/) has been involved in martial arts and conditioning since 1972. With an early background in wrestling and a student of the methods of the York Barbell Club, Tom immediately separated fact from fiction growing up outside Pittsburgh. Eleven members of his family were combat veterans, the most famous one being “Uncle Charlie”

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Episode 95: Kettlebell and bodyweight training maverick Rannoch Donald on move the body, still the mind

Rannoch Donald is a movement maverick, inspirational trainer, coach and founder of the ground breaking 100 Rep Challenge (as featured in Men’s Health), Rannoch has a lifelong interest in health and well being through movement, mindfulness and the martial arts. Rannoch’s focus is on teaching skills, sharing the kind of practical knowledge and wisdom that

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Episode 94: Controversial author of Meat Is For Pussies and Cro-mags singer John Joseph on thriving on a plant based diet

John Joseph (http://purepma.com/) is a singer and author from New York City, most famous for his work with NYC hardcore legends the Cro-Mags in the 1980s and the band Bloodclot. Joseph is the author of the book “Meat is for Pussies,” released in the Spring of 2010 on vegan nutrition, training, and the healthy lifestyle.

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Episode 93: Don Ryce on how the Jimmy Ryce Foundation protects kids from predators

Don Ryce (http://jimmyryce.org), the father of the late Jimmy Ryce and previous LLA podcast guest, Ted Ryce (Episode #70) is one of the three Directors on the Jimmy Ryce Center Board of Directors. Don frequently gives speeches across the country on issues relating to protecting children from sexual predators. Don joins the show to discuss

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Episode 92: Ken and Mitch Blackburn on kettlebell training for serious fat loss and fitness

One of our more popular guests, Ken Blackburn (http://ikff.net/), returns with his son Mitch. Mitch spent most of his childhood as the shorter, skinnier kid, compared to most of the kids he grew up with. However, in one summer, he became morbidly obese. How did Mitch find his way from skinny, to obese, to becoming

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Mike Mahler discusses his plant based diet on the InnerFight Podcast

Great to have Mike Mahler back on the show. This time we talk on topics that Mike is one of the most respected authorities on in the global fitness market. In this podcast: Reasons for Vegan. Best sources of protein for vegans Are your hormones in sync What supplements should vegans be thinking about? Please

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Episode 91: Top trainer Marcus Martinez on strength training for pro fighters and the My Mad Methods split

Marcus Martinez (http://mbodypro.com/) is the owner and creator of Mbody Pro, the Mbody Gym in Brea, California, and co-creator and former partner of the popular unconventional training magazine, My Mad Methods. Currently, Marcus continues to expand his Mbody brand, via his Mbody gym, online membership site, fitness info products and equipment, while finding time to

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Episode 90: Guinness Book of World Records holder Jon Bruney on his NeuroMass system to increase size and strength

Jon Bruney (http://pressingthelimits.com/) is a Guinness Book world record holder, whose strength exploits have been featured on Ripley’s Believe it or Not and shown nationwide on NBC’s The Today Show. Thousands of people have personally experienced Jon’s jaw-dropping Pressing the Limits motivational strength programs. A true renaissance man in the realm of strength-development, Jon Bruney

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Episode 89: Fitness expert Steve Maxwell on exercises you should avoid, optimal programming, and the benefits of crawling

Top strength coach & popular guest Steve Maxwell (http://maxwellsc.com/) returns for an in depth discussion on programming, Olympic Lifting myths, strength & conditioning for martial arts, mobility and flexibility improvement, why “crawling before you walk” is not only a popular phrase, but an important tool in training, as well as the following: What are Steve’s reservations

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Episode 88: Author Robb Wolf on the Paleo Diet and why he was kicked out of Crossfit

Robb Wolf, (http://robbwolf.com) is a former research biochemist is the New York Times Best Selling author of The Paleo Solution – The Original Human Diet. (http://budurl.com/LLApaleo) A student of Prof. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, and has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked

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Episode 87: Elite strength coach Andrew Durniat on the importance of grip strength and how to develop it

Andrew Durniat, (http://durniatstrength.com/ &http://optraining.blogspot.com/) transformed his passion into a life-changing business in 2005. He has trained high level athletes and is one himself. He is a former All-American in lacrosse and has coached lacrosse at the College of Wooster. His past experience has led him to current compete in various high level strength/grip competitions, including Mighty

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Episode 86: Fitness expert Clarence Bass author of Ripped, Take Charge, and Great Expectations

Clarence Bass (http://cbass.com/) is an attorney and fitness writer. He is also known for his series of Ripped books, which chronicle how he brought his body fat down to 2.4% and became a past-40 bodybuilding champion. Bass also wrote a monthly question-and-answer column in Muscle & Fitness bodybuilding magazine. He has kept detailed journals and

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Episode 85: Top strength coach Bret Contreras on being the glute guy!

Bret Contreras (http://bretcontreras.com) is considered by many as the foremost expert in glutes training. Bret has authored books, written numerous sports-science related articles, as well as adds the title of inventor to his attributes, thanks to his creation of “The Hip Thruster.” Although Bret works with a variety of clients, it is his long list

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Episode 84: Part 2 Strength Coach Marcus Smith

Listen in on Pt. 2 of our chat with Marcus Smith, the founder of Innerfight (http://innerfight.com), professional former rugby player, strength & conditioning coach & widely considered one of the fittest men in the Middle East, & high level Crossfit Games competitor. Listen in to part 2 of this two part episode, as Marcus discusses

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Episode 83: Top Strength Coach Marcus Smith on the Crossfit games and myths about genetics

Marcus Smith, the founder of Innerfight (http://innerfight.com) is a former rugby player and is now one the most respected strength & conditioning coaches in the world. He is widely considered one of the fittest men in the Middle East, and competes in the Crossfit Games. Listen in to part 1 of this two part episode,

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Episode 82: Top level triathlete Aurora Colello on thriving with Multiple Sclerosis

Aurora Colello (http://www.auroracolello.com/) is a top level triathlete. However, after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and losing her vision in 2008, the mother of 4 never thought she’d be the athlete and health advocate she is today. After doctors pretty much gave her zero chance of living a healthy quality of life and to prepare

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Episode 81: Sandbag training expert Josh Henkin on the benefits of dynamic variable resistance training

Josh Henkin (http://ultimatesandbagtraining.com/) is the creator of the Ultimate Sandbag Training System & DVRT (Dynamic Variable Resistance Training). For nearly a decade, Josh has been on the forefront of utilizing sandbag training as the go-to tool for improving rotational movement, enhancing other fitness and sports-specific training, as well as a great tool for fat loss, improving

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Episode 80: Kettlebell training expert Lisa Balash on what really goes on at fitness competitions

Lisa Balash (http://kettlebellbombshell.com/) is a former fitness competitor turned kettlebell sport athlete, kettlebell instructor, as well as highly sought-after social media health & fitness influencer. Lisa prides herself as an athlete who is not only in her mid 40’s, stays fit year round via healthy lifestyle habits, but also, via her Kettlebell Bombshell training system, trains

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Episode 79: Dr William Wong on the benefits of systemic enzymes and why andro was really banned

Dr. William Wong (http://naturalhealthpodcasts.com/ &http://totalityofbeing.com/ ) is a Classical Naturopath, a PhD. Exercise Physiologist, Texas State Naturopathic Medical Association professional member, Certified Athletic Trainer (AATA), Certified Sports Medicine Trainer (ASMA), World Sports Medicine Hall of Fame member, World Martial Arts Hall of Fame member, Old Rite Catholic Priest and Health/Fitness Consultant.Having more than 25 years of professional

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Episode 78: Top Strength Coach Steve Maxwell Part 2 on the RKC, TRX, and his regimen for longevity

Steve looks back at the early days of the RKC and how he feels about it now At what point did Steve feel the early days of the RKC became an unhealthy environment When & why almost any training program (even the bad ones) will work What does Steve think of the new standout coaches

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Episode 77: Elite Strength Coach Steve Maxwell Part 1 on Crossfit, BJJ training, and lifestyle business freedom

Steve Maxwell (http://maxwellsc.com) is is an American fitness coach, physical educator, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor, and was named one of the top 100 trainers in the USA by Men’s Journal. Steve is noted as the first man to teach kettlebell classes in the United States. Steve’s career as a strength & conditioning coach stretches from training

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Episode 76: Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan on recovery, injury prevention, as well as info on a new growth hormone supplement

Ep.#76: Mike and Sincere share tips on recovery and injury prevention, as well as how the beer industry has been lying to so many men for years. Also, find out why and when is the best time to upgrade to first class, for your next flight. Plus, find out what would make Mike wear a

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Episode 75: Master of Sport Lorna Kleidman on effective kettlebell training for women

Lorna Kleidman (http://lornafit.com/) is a highly decorated kettlebell sport competitor, author, coach, and producer of the KettleX DVD series. In 2007, Lorna became the first America kettlebell Master of Sport International Level. Since that time, Lorna has garnered numerous medals, awards, and first place finishes as a kettlebell sport competitor. However, Lorna has been able

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Episode 74: WWE Legend Amy Dumas AKA Lita on training and being a plant based athlete

Amy Dumas (http://theamydumas.com/), better known by her stage moniker “Lita,” is a former professional wrestler, recent WWE Hall of Fame inductee, member of the punk rock group Luchigors, as well as a plant-based athlete, fitness instructor, & animal rights advocate. Amy joins Mike & Sincere to discuss her wrestling career, punk rock influences, addiction in

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Episode 72: Legendary strength coach Ian King on problems with the fitness industry

Ian King (http://kingsportsnet.com/) is a fitness performance pioneer. Ian founded one of the world’s original physical preparation services for elite athlete in 1986 and has trained elite athletes in over 20 different sports in over 10 different countries. Ian is one of the most respected strength coaches in the field. Yet due to his commitment to

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Episode 71: Dr. Carlon Colker on stevia negatives, fat for fuel, and training actor Bradley Cooper

Dr. Carlon Colker (http://peakwellness.com/) is a physician, author, network reality TV personality, public speaker, and dietary supplement industry consultant. He runs a private practice and consulting clinic in Greenwich, Connecticut (Peak Wellness, Inc.), Dr. Colker, NBA Shaquille O’Neal’s personal physician and trainer for over 20 years and whom he credits with his championship condition, starred

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Episode 70: Top trainer Ted Ryce on the murder of his brother and his thoughts on the death penalty

Ted Ryce (http://rycefitness.com/) is an accomplished martial artist, a personal trainer, and host of the Alpha Fit Life podcast. Using exercise and nutrition principles he’s learned from extensive study, Ted transformed from a skinny 150lb fast food eating party guy to an athletic 205lbs muscular physique. Via his 14 years of experience, as well as his

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Episode 69: Anthony Roberts on the not so secret relationship between crossfit and networking marketing

Anthony Roberts, a highly controversial supplement industry watchdog, (http://romanoroberts.com.mx/) returns to the LLA podcast to discuss the growing presence of network marketing companies infiltrating highly visible organizations such as Crossfit, via their top athletes, to push their products. Companies such as Visalus (Body By Vi), Beach Body, Herbalife, Advocare, & Progenex, just to name a

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Episode 67: MMA legend Bas Rutten on all things fighting and the benefits of the 02 trainer

Bas Rutten is a retired mixed martial artist (MMA), Karate and Taekwondo blackbelt, and Muay Thai kickboxer. He was a UFC Heavyweight Champion, a three-time King of Pancrase world champion, and finished his career on a 22 fight unbeaten streak (21 wins, 1 draw). He is currently the co-host of Inside MMA on AXS.TV and

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Episode 66: Anti-aging and hormone optimization expert Nick Delgado, PH.D

Dr. Nick Delgado (http://nickphd.com) (http://growyoungandslim.com) isone of the world’s foremost authorities on anti-aging. Nick has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, and presented over 3,000 seminars to sold out audiences worldwide. Dr. Delgado recently completed his 11th book, “STAY YOUNG“, showcasing his famous Delgado Protocol for Health, a total wellness program that many

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Episode 65: Strength coach Chris Reed on the kettlebell blackbelt training system

Christopher Reed (http://www.achieveyourpeak.com/) is the founder of Empire Fitness in Toronto, a sport specific training facility dedicated to helping Canadian high school athletes, regardless of sport achieve their dream of competing at the colligate level in either the CIS or NCAA. Christopher, possessing an extensive background in football and martial arts was exposed to sport

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Alpha Fitness Episode 2: Mike Mahler on optimizing hormones to feel great

13: Mike Mahler Part 2: Man Up: Optimize Your Hormones to feel younger, energetic and ignite your sex life Podcast: Play in new window | Download Brief bio: Mike Mahler is a strength trainer and hormone optimization researcher based in Las Vegas, NV. Mike has been in the fitness industry for over twelve years and has taught workshops

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Episode 64: Elite strength coach Sabina Skala on MMA strength training

Sabina Skala (http://cjscombat.com/) is a certified and highly experienced Strength and Conditioning Coach. Sabina has trained & presented internationally alongside a number of the world’s top Strength and Conditioning Coaches including Mark Twight (Gym Jones), Mike Mahler, Andy Bolton, and Brooks Kubik, to name a few. Her stable of clients includes professional MMA athletes and other

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Episode 63: Dr. Kwame Brown on Neuroscience and active play

Dr. Kwame Brown (http://drkwamebrown.com/) is the founder of Move Theory and is a psychology professor at Hampton University. While attending Georgetown University, Kwame studied neural development and spinal cord injury, where he earned a PhD in Neuroscience. Kwame’s quest to “improve” also led him to a simultaneous career as a personal trainer, instructor of yoga, Pilates,

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Episode 62: Spartacus TV Series Trainer Tyrone Bell On What Really Goes On Behind The Scenes

As trainer for the hit Spartacus TV series,Tyrone Bell is also a highly sought-after international stuntman, trainer to the stars, IFBB pro fitness physique competitor, fitness model, and creator of the Legion Training online training program. During Ep.#62, Tyrone takes time out from his current projects & reaches out to Mike & Sincere from New

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Episode 61: Censorship, double kettlebell swing technique, kettlebells for size and strength

On today’s episode, Mike & Sincere take on the topic of censorship, as well as address a Facebook reader’s response on Mike’s “terrible” double swing technique, as well as their opinion of popular strength coach, Elliott Hulse’s response that kettlebells are not ideal for building massive muscle. Tune in to episode #61, as Mike and

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Alpha Fitness Episode: Mike Mahler: Man Up: Balance Your Hormone Levels for Sex, Health and Confidence

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Brief bio: Mike Mahler is a strength trainer and hormone optimization researcher based in Las Vegas, NV. Mike has been in the fitness industry for over twelve years and has taught workshops all over the US and overseas. His current focus is on the field of hormone optimization via nutrition, training,

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Episode 60: The A.S.S man himself! Top strength coach Jay Ashman on real strength training

Jay Ashman http://ashmanstrength.com  is an Ohio-based strength coach that started lifting weights in high school after his mom told him, “you should start to lift and fill out more.” His training background is a mix of experience via an NFL workout in 1998 with the Browns, Division 1 & 2 rugby, Strongman contests, Highland Games

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Episode 59: Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and MMA, the Band Motorhead on business advice

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) & Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) are becoming popular & controversial topics in competitive sports lately, especially in the world of mixed martial arts. Recently, the Nevada State Athletic Commission completely banned TRT use in all combat sports. The California State Athletic Commission and Brazil soon followed suit. So what does this

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Episode 58: Jon Hinds on why the TRX company sucks! Also why Mike Mahler left the RKC back in 2006

Learn why top strength coach Jon Hinds thinks the TRX sucks and why you probably will as well after this episode! Extra bonus learn why Mike left the RKC organization back in 2006.  Jon Hinds (http://lifelineusa.com & http://monkeybargym.com) returns to discuss a controversial topic, regarding the concept/product design dispute of Jon’s company, Lifeline USA &

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Mike Mahler on the Drawk Kwast Podcast on getting off your ass and making it happen!

Getting off Your Ass and Making It Happen by Drawk Kwast – February 6th, 2014 Mike Mahler talks with Drawk Kwast about getting off your ass and making it happen. Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:19:18 — 31.8MB) Mike Mahler is a kettlebell instructor, hormone optimization researcher, author, and nutrition supplement designer based in Las Vegas, NV. Mike has been

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Mike Mahler on how to build a successful fitness business

Within the interview we speak about Mike’s 4 part mp3 seminar regarding making 6 figures in the fitness industry during a down economy, and was generous enough to offer any of my listeners part 1 of that series. I listened to the whole series twice in a week and there is a TON of good

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Episode 57: DHT, testosterone, prostate issues, estrogen blockers

Check out today’s episode of the Live Life Aggressively Podcast for updates on my new estrogen control supplement, pre-workout drink, and why post it bitches are dumb!  Episode #57: Mike & Sincere return with a long overdue Q&A segment of the Live Life Aggressively podcast. During this episode, Mike & Sincere discuss: The benefits of

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Episode 56: Political Incorrectness to its fullest with Drawk Kwast

In a world that has been polluted by socialism, political correctness, and complacency, Drawk Kwast (http://drawkkwast.com/) stands as part of a dying breed of real men known as Alpha Males. Drawk travels the world teaching men to evolve past fear and build the reality they desire. During Ep.#56, Drawk joins Mike & Sincere to chat

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Episode 55: Ben Greenfield on the best nutrition supplements

Ben Greenfield (http://bengreenfieldfitness.com) is a coach, author, speaker, ex-bodybuilder and Ironman triathlete. His science-based approach to discovering a potent balance between health and performance has revolutionized the way thousands of athletes and exercise enthusiasts around the world live, train and eat. Ben now works with athletes, CEO’s and soccer moms from around the world to

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Episode 54: Dr Peter Rouse on testosterone, nootropics, and hemp for brain health

Dr. Peter Rouse (http://afpcenter.com/) returns to the show to discuss the the topic of nootropics and its growing popularity. During Ep.#54, Peter also shares some insight on cognitive health, improving brain function, addressing neurological health, free testosterone vs. total testosterone, “gluten- free” & fluoride myths, as well as the following: Peter discusses free testosterone vs.

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Episode 53: Scott Shetler on losing 50lbs and taking charge of his health

Scott Shetler (http://scottshetler.com/) is the creator of the Abundant Health Plan, which helped him lose 50 lbs in 4 months, as well as a strength & conditioning coach, author, animal welfare advocate, speaker, and the owner of Extreme Performance Training Systems, & is based in Atlanta. Scott has served as strength & conditioning contributor to

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Episode 52: Jon Lipsey, former editor for Mens Fitness UK and fitness branding expert

Jon Lipsey (http://twitter.com/jonlipseymedia &http://reward3.com/) is the former editor of Men’s Fitness Magazine UK, fitness brand architect, & founder of Emote Media and Reward3. Jon is also a passionate olympic weighlifter and is training to qualify for the U.K. national weighlifting championships. During Episode #52 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast, Jon joins Mike & Sincere to

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Episode 51: Brian St. Pierre Sports Nutrition Expert For Precision Nutrition

Brian St.Pierre http://precisionnutrition.com no relation to Georges St. Pierre , works closely with Dr. John Berardi as a full-time coach and a nutrition educator at Precision Nutrition. As part of the Precision Nutrition mission, hehelps to deliver life-changing, research-driven nutrition coaching for everyone. Brian is a Registered Dietitian and received his Bachelor’s in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

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Episode 50: Melya Kaplan on helping homeless animals

Episode #50: Melya Kaplan (http://www.vftafoundation.org/) founded Voice For The Animals in 1999. Melya was inspired to start Voice For The Animals after seeing many homeless cats and dogs wandering the streets of Venice when she first moved to the community. She quickly realized there was a dire need for a new type of animal protection

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Episode 49: Successful entrepreneur and bootcamp franchise creator Kent Pumpa

Kent Pumpa (http://www.bootcampsaustralia.com/) is a successful entrepreneur, bootcamp franchise creator, coach, business mentor, and fitness branding expert based in Sydney Australia. During episode #49 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast, Kent joins Mike & Sincere to discuss: How did Kent’s upbringing, participation in sports, and past career help forge his current business Kent shares how

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Episode 48: Q&A Hard Training And Free Testosterone, The Best Nitric Oxide Supplements

Episode #48: Mike & Sincere answer your questions sent via email, twitter, and sent via the LLA podcast Facebook fanpage. Plus, Mike & Sincere also discuss: The benefits of making yourself scarce in term of your online presence for your business What situation has Mike and Sincere taking the position to no longer listen to

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Episode 47: Nathane Jackson on his experiment with plant based nutrition

Nate Jackson http://nathanejackson.com is a veteran health and wellness authority, specializing in holistic living. He has a decade’s worth of knowledge as a personal trainer and strength & conditioning coach and is dedicated to improving all aspects of health, starting at the cellular level by combining holistic nutrition, functional exercise, and restorative practices to help each

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Episode 46: Dr. Peter Rouse Ph.D, B.S, NMT Shares Anti-aging Strategies

Dr. Peter Rouse (http://afpcenter.com/) is a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, a M.Sc in Biochemistry, and a M.Sc in Genetics. Peter has become well known as a specialist in rehabilitation therapy and corrective exercise and has also developed a functional integrative model of nutritional therapy and functional medicine with focus on Health Extension (life extension with extended

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Episode 45: Kettlebell And Fitness Expert Steve Cotter

Always great to have longtime friend Steve Cotter on the show:  Steve Cotter http://ikff.net is the creator and president of the International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation (IKFF), as well as a well known strength and conditioning coach, martial artist, speaker, and best known as helping to spread the culture of kettlebell training on a global scale.

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Episode 44: Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan Recap The Best LLA Episodes of 2013

Episode #44: Mike & Sincere recap their favorite guests and episodes of the LLA podcast from 2013, and also take a look at Sincere’s recent Las Vegas adventures. Plus, Mike & Sincere also discuss: What we learned from guest James Pond about power in numbers Where you should look in terms of resources to help

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Episode 43: Charles Poliquin on hormone optimization, inflammation, and improving grip strength

It was awesome having world renown strength coach Charles Poliquin on the LLA Podcast this week  Charles Poliquin (http://strengthsensei.com/) is one of, if not “the” most sought-after strength & conditioning coaches worldwide. He has coached some of the top professional athletes, including well-known NHL players, Olympic athletes, and NFL players. Charles is also the creator

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Episode 42: Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan Fitness Trend Predictions For 2014

Episode #42: Our popular listener Q&A segment of the twice-weekly Live Life Aggressively show is available right now. This week, Mike & Sincere discuss: Why P90X is like marijuana What should your theme be for 2014 Why you should run in the other direction when you encounter most Beachbody “Coaches” What is the cost we

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Episode 41: Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan discuss intermittent fasting, caffeine pros and cons, and new years resolutions

It’s the New Year’s edition of our listener Q&A segment of episode 41 of the twice-weekly broadcast of the Live Life Aggressively podcast is available right now. During this episode, Mike & Sincere discuss: When on-the-job training is beneficial Morgan Freeman & aging We discuss Halle Berry’s best “body” of work How fitness pros can

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Episode 40: Udo Erasmus, author of Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill

Udo Erasmus (http://udoerasmus.com/) is known for being the formulator of the popular Udo’s Oil Blend, the father of flax oil, as well as the author of “Fats That Heal Fats That Kill”. During episode #40 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast, Udo joins Mike & Sincere to discuss: Udo explains how he became known as

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Episode 39: training mistakes, the power of interviews, putting together a winning team

This week’s listener Q&A segment of episode 38 of the twice-weekly broadcast of the Live Life Aggressively podcast is available right now. During this episode, Mike & Sincere discuss: What is the “Stage 5” phase of training & why you should incorporate it in your training routine How to utilize the Pomodoro Technique for maximum

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Episode 38: Top strength coach Vince McConnell on all things training

Top strength coach, Vince McConnell (http://www.mcconnelltraining.com/) is based in Alabama, but is known globally for his 30+ years as a leading resource in the world of strength & conditioning. Vince’s clients range from high school athletes, pro athletes, and the eveyday hard-working Jane and Joe. During episode #38 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast, Vince

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Episode 37: Q&A addressing high estrogen, restoration, warming-up

This week’s listener Q&A segment of episode 37 of the twice-weekly broadcast of the Live Life Aggressively podcast is available right now. During this episode, Mike & Sincere discuss: Tips to help presenters improve their live speaking techniques and overcome the fear of public speaking What every women should consider before they attend a Tony

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Episode 36: Former UFC Fighter James Wilkes discusses his plant based diet

James Wilks (http://jameslightningwilks.com/) is a former UFC welterweight & winner of season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter. James currently runs his gym, Lightning MMA in Laguna Hill, CA., and is currently finishing his new documentary, “The Gamechangers,” which focuses on a different view on thriving via a plant-based diet. During episode #36 of the Live Life

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Episode 35: Is HRT for you? Joint supplements for pets, PCOS advice

This week’s listener Q&A segment of episode 35 of the twice-weekly broadcast of the Live Life Aggressively podcast is available right now. During this episode, Mike & Sincere discuss: Why the fashion industry and “Black Friday” are “clever” rackets What is TV show is worse than “Hoarders” and why The ideal supplements for pet’s joint

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Episode 34: Self-protection expert Tim Larkin

Self-protection expert Tim Larkin (http://targetfocustraining.com/) is the best-selling author of “Survive The Unthinkable: The Total Guide To Women’s Self-Protection,” and is the the creator of the Target Focus System, a self-protection system utilized by law enforcement, military, combat sports, the everyday husband, housewife, and layman. Tim has graced the cover of Black Belt magazine, been

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Episode 33: benefits of systemic enzymes, does homeopathic HGH work? Addressing adrenal fatigue

This week’s listener Q&A segment of episode 33 of the twice-weekly broadcast of the Live Life Aggressively podcast is available right now. During this episode, Mike & Sincere discuss: Does taking systemic enzyme, such as Restorezyme simultaneously with digestive enzymes, effectively reduce inflammation and why When is the best time to take Betaine HCL, for

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Episode 32: Top strength coach and founder of monkey bar gym Jon Hinds

Jon Hinds (http://www.monkeybargym.com/) is the founder of Monkey Bar Gym, inventor of Lifeline USA equipment, bodyweight strength coach, & vegan athlete. For over 30 years, Jon has successfully trained a variety of clients, from NBA and major league baseball players, to the everyday hard-working joe and jane, to some of the top celebrities in Hollywood.

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Episode 31: Actor Roger Cross of 24, Arrow, and Continuum

Actor Roger Cross is a super cool guy. This is one of my favorite episodes of the show. Definitely listen to this one today  Roger  (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003078/) is best known for his roles as CTU agent Curtis Manning from the iconic series “24,” Travis Venta from the SyFy channel hit “Continuum,” & Lucas Hilton on the

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Episode 30: Strongman legend and top strength coach Mark Philippi

Mark Philippi (http://www.philippisportsinstitute.com/) is a world renown and highly respected strength coach, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark & his wife Tracey, who is an equally renown nutrition expert, are the owners of the Philippi Sports Institute. Their clients range from high level professional athletes, such as Jason Giambi, pro MMA fighters, as well as

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Episode 29: Grip training, juicing benefits, and nootropics

It’s the listener Q&A segment of episode 29 of the twice-weekly broadcast of the Live Life Aggressively podcast is available right now. During this episode, Mike & Sincere discuss: Mike & Sincere share their tips to increase grip strength Why taking pictures of ripped and bloody hands & posting on Facebook should not be seen

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Episode 28: Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan answer listener questions

Episode 28 of the twice-weekly broadcast of the Live Life Aggressively podcast is available right now. During this episode, Mike & Sincere discuss: Which airline is most like to add an on-board gym The difference between 5 star hotels in Dubai & 5 star hotels on the outskirts of Kenya What kettlebell certification Mike whole-heartedly

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Episode 27: Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan on the power of now

Episode 27 marks the beginning of the twice-weekly broadcast of the Live Life Aggressively podcast right now, as this week Mike & Sincere discuss: Mike shares his recent trip to the UK & how flatulence tends to always greet him in the friendly skies Why making yourself scarce is sometimes great for business What’s the

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Episode 26: Jason Fertig on the problematic US education system

Jason Fertig (http://twitter.com/profjayf) is an assistant professor of management at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana. His main intellectual interests include credentialing, online education, and management history. He has published commentaries for the National Association of Scholars and the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, in addition to scholarly work in

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Episode 25: James Pond of Transitions Global returns to discuss human trafficking

Transitions Global’s co-founder James Pond (http://www.transitionsglobal.org/) returns to the show to give us an update on the T.G. upcoming projects, progress, and more. In case you missed our first discussion with James on episode #10, he and his wife Athena created Transitions Global in order to provide comprehensive, restorative aftercare for girls rescued from sex

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Episode 24: Nadine Pisani on being happier than a billionaire

Nadine Hays Pisani (http://www.happierthanabillionaire.com/) and her husband Rob, decided to escape the stressful life of running their financially successful chiropractic practices in New York and moved to Costa Rica. As Nadine states on her website, although Costa Rica it is not an island, they did find their own paradise. In Nadine’s witty, but informative book,

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Episode 23: Nutrition Supplement Expert Anthony Roberts

Anthony Roberts (http://romanoandroberts.com.mx/) is who Mike likes to refer to as, the “Walter Cronkite of the supplement industry.” Anthony is the go-to guy with all things ethical and “unethical” in the behind-the-scenes world of the supplement industry. Anthony also shares both sides of the never-ending steroid and performance enhancing drugs issue. During this week’s Live

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Episode 22: Daniel Coyle author of The Talent Code

Really enjoyed conversing with Daniel Coyle. Dan is very passionate about his work and you can’t help but leave more motivated and inspired after listening to him. Check out the interview we did with him on the latest LLA Podcast:  Daniel Coyle (http://thetalentcode.com/) is a New York Times best-selling author of the widely acclaimed book

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Episode 21: The Voice of the Octagon Bruce Buffer

We are joined this week by the official “Veteran Voice of the Octagon” announcer for UFC events, Bruce Buffer (http://bufferzone.net/). The author, martial artist, entrepreneur, world class poker player, radio show host, and all-around great guy joins Mike & Sincere this week to discuss: Part One: Who does Bruce thinks “really” won the Jones:Gustaffson match

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Episode 20: Comedian Ali Siddiq

Comedian Ali Siddiq (http://alispeaks.com/) is known for his appearances on Def Comedy Jam, BET’s One Mic Stand, Cedric The Entertainer presents, is currently on tour with comedian Bill Bellamy, and has 3 comedy albums available on iTunes. This week, Ali joins us for Episode 20 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast, which is now available for

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Episode 19: Shawn Phillips author of Strength For Life

Fitness industry pioneer, visionary, author, and lifestyle transformation expert Shawn Phillips (http://www.mystrengthforlife.com/) joins us for Episode 19 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast, which is now available for download Part One: Shawn joins us this week to discuss: Shawn discusses the early days of co-creating Muscle Media Magazine and supplement giant EAS, and how the

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Episode 18: Sam Sheridan, author of The Disaster Diaries

Episode 18 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast is now available for download. This week, we are joined by best-selling author, Sam Sheridan (http://worldismadeoffire.com/). Sam is best known for his books, “A Fighter’s Heart,” “A Fighter’s Mind,” & “The Disaster Diaries,” and has also appeared in the movie “Warrior.” Part One: Sam joins us this

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Episode 17: Lifting Depression author Kelly Lambert, Ph.D

Episode 17 of The Live Life Aggressively podcast is another great episode, as we discuss a topic that affects or has affected all of us in some form or fashion; depression. Depression can be very detrimental to our career, personal life, mental health, as well as our physical health and training programs. On this episode,

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Episode 16: Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan, Transdermal alternatives to DHEA and melatonin

Be sure to download Episode 16 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast right now, as this week Mike & Sincere discuss: The universal law of the weekly bar attendee A review of a few of our favorite apps to aid in quality sleep Transdermal alternatives to sublingual melatonin and DHEA Sincere’s prediction for fitness bootcamps

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Episode 15: Robert Greene, author of Mastery, The 50th Law, and 48 Laws of Power

Episode 15 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast is now available for your downloading & listening pleasure, and is a “must-download!” This week, we are joined by speaker and best-selling author, Robert Greene (http://powerseductionandwar.com/). Robert is best known for his highly influential and controversial books “The 48 Laws of Power,” “Mastery,” “The 50th Law,” in

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Episode 14: Top Strength Coach Charles Staley

Be sure to check out Episode 14 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast (http://llapodcast.com/), which is now available for your downloading & listening pleasure. This week, we are joined by renown strength coach, Charles Staley (http://targetfocusfitness.com/). Part One: Charles joins us this week to discuss: Charles explains why he has not been as visible in

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Episode 13: Fitness Marketing Expert John Spencer Ellis

Be sure to check out Episode 13 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast (http://llapodcast.com/), which is now available for your downloading & listening pleasure. This week, we are joined by our good friend, top branding, fitness and personal development entrepreneur, John Spencer Ellis (http://johnspencerellis.com/). In Part One JSE joins us to discuss: Why John should

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Episode 12: Top Strength Coach Dan John

Episode 12 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast is now available for downloading & streaming (http://llapodcast.com/). This week, we are joined by someone who is not only one of the most highly respected fitness professionals in the industry, but also one of the most scholarly, worldly, and charitable individuals you will meet. Oh yeah, rumor

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Episode 11 with former UFC Fighter Dale Hartt

Episode 11 of the Live Life Aggressively (http://llapodcast.com/) podcast is now available for your downloading & listening pleasure. This week, we are joined by friend of the show, former UFC fighter, MMA strength & conditioning coach, and one of the smartest and funniest dudes you will probably come across, Dale Hartt. Dale joins us this

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Episode 10: James Pond On Human Trafficking

Episode 10 of the Live Life Aggressively Podcast is by far the most compelling, thought-provoking, and some may say taboo &/or controversial episode to date. Our guest this week is James Pond, an extraordinary man, who personifies courage & compassion by tackling the “mostly” unspoken tragedy of child sex trafficking head on. James and his

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Episode 9: Improving the deadlift and other training tips

Episode 9 is now available for your downloading & listening pleasure, below. This week, we discuss: Our current personal training regimens The benefits of the Glute-Ham Developer for Improved Deadlifts The Risks of The “Last Rep” Deadlifts…the marker of true functional strength? The benefits of cycling off the Aggressive Strength Testosterone Booster How to conquer

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Episode 8: Celebrity trainer Ashley Borden

Be sure to download & listen to this week’s latest episode of the Live Life Aggressively podcast. This week, we are joined by our guest, fitness expert & one of the top go-to trainers to the stars, Ashley Borden (http://ashleyborden.com). Ashley has successfully helped transform a who’s-who of clients, including Ryan Gosling, Christina Aguilera, &

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Episode 7: Comedian John Heffron

Episode 7 is now available for your downloading & listening pleasure, below. This week, we are joined by our guest & friend, comedian John Heffron. John is known to many as one of the standout winners of the show “Last Comic Standing,” as well as his very own podcast. However, John is also an avid

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Episode 6: Military Fitness Expert Nate Morrison

Episode 6 is now available for your downloading & listening pleasure, below. This week, we are joined by our guest Nate Morrison (http://morrison-industries.com). For over a decade Nate Morrison has been leading the fight to dramatically reform and redefine military and tactical fitness. He was the first to introduce kettlebells to the military and wider tactical

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Episode 5: Jackson Yee on his love/hate relationship with Crossfit Training

Episode 5 is now available for your downloading & listening pleasure, below. This week, we are joined by our guest Jackson Yee. Jackson is the creator of the popular blog, Mental Toughness Guy (mentaltoughnessguy.com). This week the 3 of us discuss: The Perfection Misconception aka “Analysis Paralysis” Jackson’s Journey From Teaching In South Central L.A.

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Episode 4: Ken Blackburn on all the worthless supplements he has taken

Episode 4 is now available for your downloading & listening pleasure, below. This week, we are joined by our guest and good friend Ken Blackburn. Ken is a well-known and respected coach in the kettlebell world, chief operating officer of the International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation (IKFF), as well as has successfully coached multiple Kettlebell

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Episode 3: Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan on avoiding training injuries

Health & fitness personalities, Mike Mahler & Sincere Hogan combine their decades of experiences as successful entrepreneurs, health & fitness experts, and no holds barred approach to living life on your own terms, in their entertaining weekly podcast. Bullsh-tter’s discretion is advised. Episode 3 is now available for your downloading & listening pleasure, below. This

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Episode 2: Fitness Products You Should Avoid

Health & fitness personalities, Mike Mahler & Sincere Hogan combine their decades of experiences as successful entrepreneurs, health & fitness experts, and no holds barred approach to living life on your own terms, in their entertaining weekly podcast. Bullsh-tter’s discretion is advised. Episode 2 is now available for your downloading & listening pleasure, below. This

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Episode 1: Mike Mahler and Sincere Hogan start the Live Life Aggressively Podcast

Health & fitness personalities, Mike Mahler & Sincere Hogan combine their decades of experiences as successful entrepreneurs, health & fitness experts, and no holds barred approach to living life on your own terms, in their entertaining weekly podcast. Bullsh-tter’s discretion is advised.

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