Podcast Interview #11 – Andrea Valdez on Building the Coach-Client Relationship

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Andrea is a member of the 3D Muscle Journey bodybuilding and powerlifting coaching team. She is a bodybuilder, Grid competitor, and is my co-author on the Muscle and Strength Pyramid books. Today’s conversation covers three main topics: Coaching philosophy and building the coach-client relationship. The importance of getting “un-lean” after competing when moving into a muscle gain phase. How training … Read More

Podcast Interview #10 – Dr. Spencer Nadolsky on How You Can Win the Battle with Obesity

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Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Spencer is an American family physician who specializes in helping people with obesity. He helps his patients with lifestyle interventions first, via diet and exercise, before using to his prescription pad wherever possible. We talk about many topics: why obesity has been recently classified as a disease, why calories in vs calories out is what determines weight loss, … Read More

Podcast Interview #9 – Mark Fisher on Embracing Weirdness and Fostering a Unique Culture to Build NYC’s Most Profitable Gym

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Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Mark is the man behind Mark Fisher Fitness, a unique gym in New York City. Actually, as Mark will tell you, it’s not a gym, it’s a club house, they don’t have members, they have ninjas, Mark is the ninja master, and their tagline is Serious Fitness for Ridiculous Humans. Now if all of this sounds a bit weird, … Read More

Podcast Interview #8 – Jordan Syatt on Chasing Experience, Working With Gary Vaynerchuk, and Embracing the Grind

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Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Jordan is 25 but already has an 11-year personal training career under his belt. What’s most impressive to me about Jordan is how relentless he’s been about putting himself in positions where he could intern under some of the best coaches in the world. What he’s currently doing right now is no exception, except that he’s getting a … Read More

Podcast Interview #7 – Sol Orwell on Building Your Fitness Business

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Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. It is no exaggeration to say that Sol Orwell knows everyone in fitness. He is on the advisory board for Schwarzenegger.com, has built Examine.com into the world’s biggest supplement information site, and yet, he has only been in the industry for five and a half years. This success is no accident. From SEO to online gaming, Sol has been building … Read More

Podcast Interview #5 – Eric Helms on Coaching & Making Adjustments for Bodybuilders and Powerlifters

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Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Eric Helms is a coach, athlete, author, and educator. As a part of the 3DMJ Team he coaches drug-free strength and physique competitors at all levels. Eric has competed since the mid-2000’s in natural bodybuilding, unequipped powerlifting and recently in Olympic lifting. He earned pro status as a natural bodybuilder with the PNBA in 2011 and competes with the … Read More

Podcast Interview #4 Danny Lennon on Coaching Online and Building a World-class Fitness Podcast

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Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Danny Lennon is the man behind the Sigma Nutrition podcast, which has grown over the last couple of years to become the best podcast on nutrition. Danny is a sports nutrition coach from Ireland, and he’s interviewed so many people over the last year that I thought it was about time that people found out more about the man … Read More

Podcast Interview #3: Greg Nuckols on Lifting Heavy Things, Business Ethics, Beer and Music

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Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Greg is a world record holding powerlifter, bearded-wonder, exceptional writer, craft beer connoisseur, and owner of Strengtheory.com.  Greg’s site has exploded in popularity over the last year due to the quality and originality of the writing. His best lifts including 755-pound squat, 475-pound bench and 725-pound deadlift (so over 1900 pounds total). He holds one all-time world record, he … Read More