Episodes
Growing up, LaDawn Latawiec stayed active enough to hide her weight. Rather than try to be one of the "skinny girls," her niche became being that one friend who could eat everything on the table. As an adult, Latawiec turned to closet binging, locking herself in her room and eating everything in sight—until one insensitive joke made her realize her unhealthy habits were not so secret anymore. Motivated to transform her lifestyle as much as her body, Latawiec learned how relying on food for...
Published 06/24/20
As an experienced strength coach with a master's degree in exercise physiology and three decades of experience working with top athletes, Greg Roskopf knows what it takes to train better and feel less pain. As a pioneer of muscle activation technique, or MAT, Roskopf understands tolerance levels and overtraining and how chronic inflammation alters communication between your nervous system and your muscles. He now trains trainers and therapists across the country to apply his techniques and...
Published 06/15/20
For someone who doesn't watch a lot of TV, Kaged Muscle athlete and doctor of osteopathic medicine Kaleb Redden—aka Doc Thor—is going to be spending quite a bit of time on it. That's because this Hemsworth doppelganger is a contender on NBC's upcoming "Titan Games," a series where everyday heroes and professional athletes battle it out in epic physical challenges to find out who will reign supreme. The show is hosted by none other than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and as excited as we are to...
Published 05/23/20
Episode 94 - Scott Herman on Pushing Limits, Nuclei Overload, and Why We Hate Having to Rest by Nick Collias, Heather Eastman & Krissy Kendall, Ph.D.
Published 05/18/20
CEO of Kaged Muscle and longtime Bodybuilding.com athlete and contributor Kris Gethin shares his insights on how hardcore gym rats handle lockdown. Listen as he discusses intensity, mindfulness, motivation, and what it's like to train when your back is against a wall—or in his case, a tire. Learn which machines top-level bodybuilders just can't live without, and discover this pro's secrets to controlling your environment when it feels like your environment is controlling you. ► Kris Gethin's...
Published 05/14/20
Muscle-building expert Paul Carter knows the key to muscle growth and maintenance is adapting to stress, even the stresses of COVID-19. The creator of the "Jacked in 3" and "Jacked at Home" training plans, and the brains behind keeping your gains during lockdown, Carter wants clients, readers, and followers to hit their goals without sweating the details. Listen as he discusses the pitfalls of overthinking your at-home workouts, why it's OK to have a down day, how getting outdoors is the key...
Published 05/11/20
Australian trainer Vince Ozalp had an idea to bring out the elite fitness of every client. In his 15 years' experience in the fitness industry, Ozalp has developed transformative programs for Biggest Loser contestants and 250K Challenge winners and changed the lives of many. Knowing full well we must all crawl before we can walk and run, Ozalp's training style builds strength and confidence at both ends of the fitness spectrum and every point in between. Believing that time is valuable, hard...
Published 05/07/20
Home Body creator and YouTube fitness sensation Kym Perfetto, aka Kym Nonstop, is no stranger to working out from home—but never like this. Like most of her fans and followers, she appreciates that social distancing means a lot of us have lost our fitness goals with the cancellation of all the races and competitions. But that's not stopping her, and she doesn't want it to stop you either. Learn why setting up an at-home workout plan is the smart thing to do right now and how to bulletproof...
Published 05/04/20
In fitness, overload forces adaptation, and as fitness model and Body Pump owner Hannah Eden knows, adding that extra stress can actually be beneficial. As the creator of FYR—short for Find Your Reason—Eden knows it's hard to wake up and work out every day unless you have a reason to do it, especially in a time of social distancing. Yet now more than ever, Eden sees the opportunity to expose our weaknesses within ourselves and work through them to something better. Learn how Eden keeps...
Published 04/28/20
Published 04/28/20
The progenitor of SuperHuman You and co-creator of Alpha Lion, Troy Adashun has been cursed with an appetite for greatness his entire life. His pursuit of big dreams and bigger ambitions led him to attend the same athletic academy as future NFL stars and NBA hopefuls, helped him develop a successful online fitness channel in the early days of YouTube, and gained him the unwavering confidence that comes with "try, try again" persistence. Listen as he discusses his balloon training method,...
Published 04/13/20
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