Episodes
Full-time student and full-time husband and father Glenn Lovelace put everything and everyone ahead of his own health. As the weight piled on and he and his family faced one obstacle after another, Lovelace found himself questioning whether or not he could continue on at all. It was at this lowest point that he realized that having people rely on him meant he had to first take care of himself. Returning to the gym meant putting his health and fitness first and embracing what made him feel...
Published 03/30/20
The life of an ER nurse can be pretty hectic, but challenging and fast-paced was never an issue for Paige Mills. When she's not riding her Harley, she can be found training herself and others on the finer points of powerlifting and core strength in her custom-built shipping-container gym—appropriately named 40Ft Strong. With only a handful of powerlifting meets under her belt, Mills has catapulted into Australia's top tier of female lifters, amassing recognition in her homeland and around the...
Published 03/16/20
Robyn Koolen grew up with the same subliminal messaging a lot of little girls receive, that little girls should be small and petite, and she didn't feel like she was either. By the time she was in college, Koolen was lost in a cycle of partying, drinking, and eating. Having failed with crash diets and no longer wanting to be the "bigger girl," Koolen decided to make a real change. With simple baby steps, Koolen was able to start making progress and finally feel confident in the gym. Five...
Published 03/03/20
Everyone is fighting some battle or struggling with something, be it mentally, physically, emotionally or financially, but native Idahoan and Team USA Weightlifter Kristi Brewer knows the key to finding balance in life is the simpler, the better. Proving it's never too late to find success in something new, Brewer has become a powerhouse for her sport and a true role model for facing any challenge with patience and determination. Learn how this mother of two bounced back from a 10-year hiatus...
Published 02/18/20
A pulmonary embolism in 2015 put fitness model David Morin into a coma after nearly drowning in his own fluid. When he awoke, he was introduced to the revitalizing power of deep breathing. Since then, Morin has passionately pursued all avenues of breathing techniques for better growth, better recovery, and better health. He encourages everyone to become a Ph"me" by studying how their body responds to each nutritional tweak or programmatic shift. Learn why mastering your desires can unlock...
Published 02/04/20
Pat Brocco, aka "Possible Pat," recounts his incredible transformation story as he went from just over 600 pounds to under 275. His first step towards weight-loss was literally just that–a step. Every morning, Brocco walked the mile and a half to and from the store for his breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Unable to participate in most forms of exercise due to his size, Brocco had made the decision that if he wanted to food, he would have to walk to get it. Learn how Brocco kept himself motivated...
Published 01/22/20
As a former Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel winner, Ashley Horner has been a fixture of the fitness industry for nearly a decade. The former WBFF pro left physique competition behind and used her experience living on a military base to develop specialized training programs in her own unique and fierce style. These days, Horner uses her platform to help others, from performing 12 hours of burpees and running the perimeter of Haiti to swimming 200 miles in a pool or biking from Virginia Beach to...
Published 01/06/20
One of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, Mike Hildebrandt—aka Trainer Mike—is a men's physique competitor, classic physique competitor, Dymatize-sponsored athlete, and a longtime friend of Bodybuilding.com. This trainer's trainer keeps busy as the area director of fitness for Axiom Fitness in Boise, Idaho, while still traveling, modeling, competing, and producing his own podcast with his wife called "The Fit Couple's Perspective." This lifetime coach and trainer opens up about overcoming...
Published 12/23/19
James Grage always felt most comfortable in the gym, even if life wasn't always going his way. In his own words, "fitness was the only thing I had going on for me." But when this self-proclaimed gym rat suffered a devastating car accident that left both of his legs shattered, doctors told him it would be a struggle just to be able to take care of himself. Determined to prove he could do better, Grage regained his strength and range of motion and discovered a new way to rebuild his body and...
Published 12/09/19
Greco-Roman wrestler and Egyptian Olympic athlete Mahmoud Sebie is known for his unique physicality and his unwavering positive attitude. Learn how this Team Bodybuilding.com athlete has conquered physical and mental obstacles from qualifying for the Olympics to maintaining his high-caliber training during Ramadan. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat |...
Published 11/26/19
Like many of us, health and fitness coach Joelle Cavagnaro was a typical high school athlete who could get away with eating junk food as a teenager, but soon found those skills didn't transfer to the all-you-can-eat buffets in college. After her own journey of weight gain, weight loss and battling orthorexia, Cavagnaro knows firsthand you don’t realize how much you don't know until you start to learn more. Armed with a M.S. in Exercise Physiology, Cavagnaro approaches fitness with a focus on...
Published 11/15/19
Few people literally fall into a sport, but Saxon Panchik did! A fall off a 75-foot cliff at the age of 12 is precisely what started this life-long athlete down the path of becoming the 19th fittest man in the world. Following in the footsteps of multiple competitive CrossFit athletes in his own immediate family, Panchik used CrossFit to overcome his injuries and become a breakout sensation in his rookie appearance at the Games. Preaching the gospel of functional training and forging their...
Published 10/28/19
"There's something barbarically beautiful about staring into someone's soul before you rip it out of their body," says Team Bodybuilding.com athlete and newly-inducted UFC fighter Miranda Granger. This undefeated 5-foot-7 blonde badass has been training with her coach since she was 4 years old and earned her Taekwondo black belt at age 12. Now a UFC fighter and one of the top-ranked female fighters pound for pound, Granger has learned to balance her fighter mindset with her Pacific Northwest...
Published 10/14/19
Dr. Kaleb Redden (also known as DocThor for looking like a missing Hemsworth brother) is a doctor of osteopathic medicine based in Boise, Idaho, and the official doctor to Kaged Muscle, as well as being a Kaged Muscle athlete. A lifelong lifter who learned long ago that there is no substitute for strength and no excuse for lack of it, Redden is on a mission to communicate that health, exercise, and nutrition are inextricably linked. Learn his approach to extreme strength and endurance sports...
Published 09/30/19
Owner of the lifestyle brand HVIII Brand Goods, Matt Vincent, and USAPL 57kg lifter Bonnie Schroeder, took the month of August to hit the road, living out of Matt’s car while hitting up the sights and famous gyms across the country. The two took a break to stop by Bodybuilding.com for a quick lift and chat with the editors. Matt shares how his training has evolved from his days as a world champion in the Highland Games to lifting for health and longevity, particularly after undergoing several...
Published 09/16/19
From extremely rebellious kid to extremely fit rebel, Hannah Eden has always approached fitness on her terms. With fiery red hair to match her smoldering intensity and burning desire to work hard, this badass fitness coach has a badass approach to fitness. From live performances in Times Square to biking 868 miles around the coast of Iceland, Eden proves that when you find your reason, anything is possible. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter |...
Published 09/03/19
Wrestler and MMA fighter-turned-powerlifter Robb Philippus discusses squatting 905 naked-knee his first year, lifting over 2,200 pounds in competition, and why thinking can hurt you in the cage. Learn how this father of two channels his mindset, drawing as much inspiration from Freud as from Fight Club, and why committing to a task can enable anyone to hold their head high against any challenge and persevere. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter |...
Published 08/19/19
Two-time CrossFit Games athlete and former gymnast Kelsey Kiel explains how she gave up obsessing over the scale to embrace a performance-based physique. Kiel overcame her doubts about her abilities, her fear of gaining weight, and her expectations of what makes a CrossFitter great. Learn how she trains her brain for the Games, and why focusing on the little things has paid off in big ways.
Published 08/06/19
Losing an arm at the age of 13 couldn't stop extreme sports junkie Logan Aldridge from chasing his competitive dreams. Embracing the mantra 'It's Just An Arm,' Aldridge has spent the last decade becoming an accomplished CrossFit athlete, a Guinness World Record holder, and co-owner and director of Wheel WOD, an organization that creates and tracks CrossFit WODs for athletes who use assist devices. With his personal training knowledge and experience an adaptive athlete, Aldridge is now a...
Published 07/22/19
MMA fighter and Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Sean Brady discusses his upcoming UFC debut. Learn how this Philly native and jiujitsu blackbelt uses weightlifting and training four times a day to get in fighting shape and why you can never be too strong when you're taking on the biggest names in the UFC. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat |...
Published 07/10/19
What started as an alternative to standard-issue military conditioning quickly grew into a life-changing career as Anthony "Flama Blanca" Fuhrman discovered his knack for lifting heavy and moving fast could catapult him to the top of his sport. Find out how this world-class Strongman and Titan Games competitor uses pop music and a larger-than-life persona to conquer the toughest lifts in competition. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter |...
Published 06/24/19
A true legend in powerlifting and a pioneer in women's strength, Laura Phelps discusses how training to improve her physique accidently led her to discover her true passion: powerlifting. Gymnastics and marathon running had made her flexible and focused, but it was an unwavering confidence in her own abilities and heartfelt promise to a promoter that led Phelps to shatter world records right from the start. Strength, determination, and an abandoned department store all played a role in...
Published 06/10/19
Brian DeCosta had the degree, the dream job, and the 401(k)—but was he happy? After a near-death experience brought his priorities into focus, DeCosta discovered a more fulfilling life pursuing fitness as a career. As a successful online coach and a self-made bodybuilder, DeCosta imparts upon his clients the same lessons he learned in finance—small actions compounded over time yield amazing results. Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter |...
Published 05/28/19
YouTube sensation and Real World alum Scott Herman knows there's no BS-ing on social media. After working his way up from maintenance to manager at his local gym and earning his personal training certification in the process, it didn't take long for this natural-born entrepreneur to see the value of YouTube when it was still in its infancy. Fast-forward a decade, and Herman has built an online fitness empire as one of YouTube's best-known authorities on exercise and fitness and a go-to guru...
Published 05/13/19
Alyssa Ritchey started out as a hyperactive farm girl, then traveled through the gamut of sports including gymnastics, track and field, skateboarding, bikini, and CrossFit. Now she’s a record-setting weightlifter with the Olympic team in her sights. She shares her story and her blow-by-blow account of her most triumphant lifts! Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook |...
Published 04/30/19