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Podcast Episode 77 - Born to Teach: Joelle Cavagnaro Uses Evidence-based Science to Make Fitness Easy

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 an M.S. in exercise physiology, Cavagnaro approaches fitness with a focus on what's been researched and proven and what our bodies really need.

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Podcast Episode 77 - Born to Teach: Joelle Cavagnaro Uses Evidence-based Science to Make Fitness Easy

Podcast Episode 77 - Born to Teach: Joelle Cavagnaro Uses Evidence-based Science to Make Fitness Easy

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 an M.S. in exercise physiology, Cavagnaro approaches fitness with a focus on what's been researched and proven and what our bodies really need.

Podcast Episode 76 - Saxon Panchik: ''Getting Pushed Past my Limits Set my Expectations Higher and Higher''

Podcast Episode 76 - Saxon Panchik: ''Getting Pushed Past my Limits Set my Expectations Higher and Higher''

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 own brand of family-friendly elite fitness, Panchik and his twin brother turned their harrowing ordeal into a story of hope, honoring their journey by christening their business with the name CrossFit Cliffside.

Podcast Episode 75 - Barbarically Beautiful: Miranda ''Danger'' Granger Talks MMA and Toddler Taekwondo

Podcast Episode 75 - Barbarically Beautiful: Miranda "Danger" Granger Talks MMA and Toddler Taekwondo

"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 lifestyle.

Podcast Episode 74 - DocThor: ''I'm a Body Builder, not a Bodybuilder. I Want to Build my Body.''

Podcast Episode 74 - DocThor: "I'm a Body Builder, not a Bodybuilder. I Want to Build my Body."

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 as both a physician and an athlete and how he encourages patients to make informed health decisions while still pushing their limits.

Podcast Episode 73 - Matt Vincent & Bonnie Schroeder: Lifting, Injury Rehab, and Athletic Adventuring

Podcast Episode 73 - Matt Vincent & Bonnie Schroeder: Lifting, Injury Rehab, and Athletic Adventuring

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 knee surgeries, most recently a total knee replacement. Bonnie shares her own experience with injuries as a powerlifter, and how they both balance gym fitness with outdoor adventures.

Podcast Episode 72 - Hannah Eden: ''Fitness is Not About Winning, It's About Moving''

Podcast Episode 72 - Hannah Eden: ''Fitness is Not About Winning, It's About Moving''

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.

Podcast Episode 71 - Quads Like Robb: The Ritual of Routine

Podcast Episode 71 - Quads Like Robb: The Ritual of Routine

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.

Podcast Episode 70 - Kelsey Kiel: ''Never in a Million Years Would I Have Thought I Could Do This''

Podcast Episode 70 - Kelsey Kiel: ''Never in a Million Years Would I Have Thought I Could Do This''

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.

Podcast Episode 69 - Logan Aldridge: The Fittest One-Armed Man on Earth

Podcast Episode 69 - Logan Aldridge: The Fittest One-Armed Man on Earth

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 as an adaptive athlete, Aldridge is now a leading advocate, ambassador, and pioneer for adaptive training.

Podcast Episode 68: Strength is Never a Weakness - Sean Brady on Training, Testing Yourself, and Philadelphia Grit

Podcast Episode 68: Strength is Never a Weakness - Sean Brady on Training, Testing Yourself, and Philadelphia Grit

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.

Podcast Episode 67: Heavy Lifts and Cardi B - Anthony Fuhrman's Secrets to Becoming the World's Strongest Man

Podcast Episode 67: Heavy Lifts and Cardi B - Anthony Fuhrman's Secrets to Becoming the World's Strongest Man

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.

Podcast Episode 66: Laura Phelps - ''If you let me lift, I will break a world record''

Podcast Episode 66: Laura Phelps - ''If you let me lift, I will break a world record''

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 helping this one-time bodybuilder rise to the top of women's powerlifting.

Podcast Episode 65: Finance to Fitness - How Brian DeCosta Discovered Incremental Changes Yield Bigger Results

Podcast Episode 65: Finance to Fitness - How Brian DeCosta Discovered Incremental Changes Yield Bigger Results

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.

Podcast Episode 64: Scott Herman - Real World Fitness in The Era of Social Media

Podcast Episode 64: Scott Herman - Real World Fitness in The Era of Social Media

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 for results-driven workouts.

Podcast Episode 63: Alyssa Ritchey - From the Farm to Weightlifting on the World Stage

Podcast Episode 63: Alyssa Ritchey - From the Farm to Weightlifting on the World Stage

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!

Podcast Episode 62: Myree Bowden - The Underground Dunk King

Podcast Episode 62: Myree Bowden - The Underground Dunk King

Meet slam dunk specialist and new Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Myree Bowden. In a wide-ranging interview, he tells his story of life on the court, walks through the process of performing a slam-dunk moment by moment, and shares the training that has allowed him to keep growing his vertical jump even as he gets older. Of course, he also shares his all-time top five favorite dunkers.

Podcast Episode 61: Nick's Quest to Get a Grip

Podcast Episode 61: Nick's Quest to Get a Grip

Is this the human race's most unlikely contender at a world championship strength event? Nick tells Heather how he happened into the sport of Armlifting and ended up representing the USA on the global stage.

Podcast Episode 60: How to Eat for Strength Without Budging the Scale

Podcast Episode 60: How to Eat for Strength Without Budging the Scale

"Weight gain" and "weight loss" tend to dominate fitness and nutrition conversations. But what if you want—or your sport demands—that the number on the scale doesn’t change all that much? Doug Kalman, PhD, RD, a researcher and dietician who has also competed in boxing, talks with Nick and gives him a no-BS lesson about how to eat for maximum strength gains and body re-composition. Listen up if you participate in a weight-classed sport, or just want to change your body without having to buy a whole new wardrobe!

Podcast Episode 59: Michael McGurk on the Future of Army Fitness

Podcast Episode 59: Michael McGurk on the Future of Army Fitness

The United States Army is about to undertake a dramatic and unprecedented overhaul to the way it tests, and promotes, military fitness. The man who headed the research into the new standards talks with us about how and why, as well as the future of Army nutrition and how the Army plans to circulate 80,000 kettlebells to bases around the globe.

Podcast Episode 58: Metal guitarist Nita Strauss on the Highway to Health

Podcast Episode 58: Metal guitarist Nita Strauss on the Highway to Health

Nita Strauss was wielding her ax in the service of Alice Cooper and building a reputation as one of the best metal guitarists in the world. She was successful, but far from happy. Then she changed course, quit drinking, and became a fitness diehard. Strauss shares her story, her on-the-road workout tips, and her favorite wisdom for better living from the ancient Stoic philosophers.

Podcast Episode 57: Fergus Crawley on Squatting 132 pounds, 7,600 times, in 24 Hours

Podcast Episode 57: Fergus Crawley on Squatting 132 pounds, 7,600 times, in 24 Hours

After Scottish powerlifter Fergus Crawley survived a suicide attempt in 2016, he turned his life around with the help of an unlikely ally–a French Bulldog puppy. Then, he set his sights on one of the most grueling strength records out there: the most weight squatted in 24 hours. We did deep into his incredible story, and geek out on all the training deets.

Podcast Episode 56: Rob Smith - The Life of an Everyday Beast

Podcast Episode 56: Rob Smith - The Life of an Everyday Beast

WBFF pro muscle model Rob Smith, the host of Bodybuilding.com’s Everyday Beast video series, shares his philosophy on food, lifting, and beasting through life.

Podcast Episode 55: Bajheera on Games and Gains

Podcast Episode 55: Bajheera on Games and Gains

Jackson Bliton, better known as Bajheera, has built a unique dual following online. He's a pro bodybuilder, but also a pro gamer, and streams both to tens of thousands daily. He shares his story, his nutritional approach, and takes live questions from his Twitch followers.

Podcast Episode 54: Meg Squats Steps Up to the Platform

Podcast Episode 54: Meg Squats Steps Up to the Platform

On the verge of her fourth go-round in the USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals, Meg Squats talks with us about her prep, how she used her program Uplifted to great effect in the offseason, and what she'd tell herself if she had it all to do over again.

Podcast Episode 53: Darryn Willoughby - Lessons from 30 Years in the Lab and on the Stage

Podcast Episode 53: Darryn Willoughby - Lessons from 30 Years in the Lab and on the Stage

Look him up, and you'll see a researcher has been involved in many foundational studies in strength and supplement research. But this Ph.D. is also a bodybuilder with 3 decades of competition under his belt. A few weeks out from competing at age 54, he shares wisdom about training, eating, and supplementing for long-term health and success.

Podcast Episode 52: Baby Oil and Burgers with Lawrence Ballenger

Podcast Episode 52: Baby Oil and Burgers with Lawrence Ballenger

When classic physique competitor, fitness model, and Team Bodybuilding.com athlete Lawrence Ballenger started oiling up his muscles 2 minutes into the conversation, we should have known what we were in for. He discusses his insane diet and protein intake, plus how to stay in ketosis on 500g of carbs a day. Then, he and Heather throw down on a burger eating competition.

Podcast Episode 51: Pauline Nordin - Lessons from 20 Years of Hard Training

Podcast Episode 51: Pauline Nordin - Lessons from 20 Years of Hard Training

The iconic fitness model and creator of The Fighter Diet reflects on her two-decade anniversary of moving heavy iron. She goes deep into her history, her recent struggles with injury, how she uses pot for recovery, and far more.

Podcast Episode 50: The Foundations of Fitness Nutrition

Podcast Episode 50: The Foundations of Fitness Nutrition

Registered dieticians Douglas Kalman, Ph.D., and Susan Hewlings, Ph.D., pull up to the table to discuss what they ate for breakfast, how the rest of us should navigate the perils of mealtime, and their new course on Bodybuilding.com All Access: Bodybuilding.com's Foundations of Fitness Nutrition.

Podcast Episode 49: Abel Albonetti on How He Earned (and keeps) Those Abs

Podcast Episode 49: Abel Albonetti on How He Earned (and keeps) Those Abs

Fitness model Abel Albonetti stops by to share his fitness story and give some insight into training a certain muscle group he gets asked about constantly. He tells Nick and Heather about growing up home-schooled, transitioning from fashion model to fitness model, and his adventures with new-fangled fitness technology like the NeuFit. If you're curious about carb-cycling, he gives his personal approach to that, too!

Podcast Episode 48: Paige Hathaway on Fitness, Fish, Five-Week Challenges, and Flyover Country

Podcast Episode 48: Paige Hathaway on Fitness, Fish, Five-Week Challenges, and Flyover Country

Top fitness model and Instagram fit-star Paige Hathaway visits Bodybuilding.com headquarters in Boise to share her story. She talks with Nick and Heather about fitness challenges, pescatarian dieting, phone discipline, her fitness heroes, and plenty more.

Podcast Episode 47: Talking 1,000-rep workouts with Tyler Holt

Podcast Episode 47: Talking 1,000-rep workouts with Tyler Holt

Trainer and Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search finalist Tyler Holt comes by to talk about 1,000-rep workouts, as well as the joys and challenges of "living the dream" of gym ownership in his mid-twenties.

Podcast Episode 46: Full-Body Training Done Right with Charles Staley

Podcast Episode 46: Full-Body Training Done Right with Charles Staley

Charles Staley calls himself "The oldest, skinniest guy you’ll ever see deadlifting 500 pounds." How does he do it? With intelligent full-body training that hits the sweet spot of intensity. After the release of his Bodybuilding.com All Access program Full-Body Strong, Staley tells us all about the right way to approach weight selection, programming, exercise selection, and gives all kinds of that coachy goodness that makes the difference between "I worked out" and "I crushed it."

Podcast Episode 45: Getting Uplifted through Lifting with Meg Squats

Podcast Episode 45: Getting Uplifted through Lifting with Meg Squats

Join powerlifter, Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Search winner, and YouTube fitness stalwart Meg Squats in this wide-ranging conversation. She shares her strong, strong story (it involves even more squatting than you might imagine) and gives crucial tips for thriving on her new program, Uplifted. Plus, there's a lot of screaming and alarms going off toward the end of this episode, if you like that sort of thing.

Podcast Episode 44: The World's Fittest Podcast Episode with Ross Edgley

Podcast Episode 44: The World's Fittest Podcast Episode with Ross Edgley

UK-based athletic adventurer Ross Edgley talks with Nick and Heather just days before undertaking an unbelievable feat: swimming all the way around Great Britain at a very muscular 220-plus pounds. This is a true deep-dive into the limits of human training and performance, philosophy, and "strongman swimming," all of which come together in Edgley's new best-seller, "The World's Fittest Book."

Podcast Episode 43: Deep-Diving Sports Nutrition And Cognition With Dr. Douglas Kalman

Podcast Episode 43: Deep-Diving Sports Nutrition And Cognition With Dr. Douglas Kalman

Registered dietician and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition Doug Kalman gives his perspective on a wide range of currently popular supplements for performance, and enhanced cognition. Plus, he answers the age-old question: Is brown rice really any better than white rice?

Podcast Episode 42: Living Lean with Alpha M

Podcast Episode 42: Living Lean with Alpha M

Aaron Marino, better known by the title of his immensely popular YouTube channel Alpha M, comes by the Bodybuilding.com offices to talk lifting, grooming, confidence, and his new fitness program, "Tailored: Six Weeks to Living Lean."

Podcast Episode 41: Kris Gethin - Man of Ultra

Podcast Episode 41: Kris Gethin - Man of Ultra

Our favorite bodybuilder-turned-triathlete stops by to discuss his latest challenge and triumph, a 50-kilometer high-desert ultramarathon in the middle of winter. The man who has famously "never missed a meal in 19 years" also talks about his recent experiment with intermittent fasting, and his next adventure: an unsupported ultra-triathlon in Yellowstone National Park!

Podcast Episode 40: Kym Nonstop on How to Build Your Body at Home

Podcast Episode 40: Kym Nonstop on How to Build Your Body at Home

Kym "Nonstop" Perfetto, star of Bodybuilding.com's new program Home Body, talks about her past in reality TV and her present as a fitness star and bike racer. General silliness, off-color humor, and kale-massage jokes abound.

Podcast Episode 39: Kyler Jackson - The Larger Calling of Muscle Building

Podcast Episode 39: Kyler Jackson - The Larger Calling of Muscle Building

Over the last 9 years, Kyler Jackson hasn't missed a workout. When he started the journey, he was a depressed teen looking to bulk up to protect himself. Today, he's an up-and-coming coach, YouTuber, and the newly crowned Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel Contest Winner. He shares his story with us.

Podcast Episode 38: Straight talk on Protein and more with Dr. Jose Antonio

Podcast Episode 38: Straight talk on Protein and more with Dr. Jose Antonio

The CEO and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition stopped by Bodybuilding.com to talk about his research into high-protein diets, and share the current state of the research on protein dosage, creatine, glutamine, and plenty more.

Podcast Episode 37: Jason Poston on Global Fitness, Training, and Blood Sugar

Podcast Episode 37: Jason Poston on Global Fitness, Training, and Blood Sugar

IFBB physique pro Jason Poston is busier than ever, representing the sport around the world and sharing the details of his training and life with his fans. He gives an in-depth look into his 17-year lifting history, how he broke into the fitness industry, his wild experience with becoming a type-1 diabetic at age 28, and how everyone could benefit from "eating like a healthy diabetic."

Podcast Episode 36: Larger-than-Life Lifting and Eating with Branch Warren

Podcast Episode 36: Larger-than-Life Lifting and Eating with Branch Warren

IFBB pro Branch Warren has been a world-class bodybuilder for so long, it's easy to forget he's still just 42 years old–and still as huge and shredded as ever. "The Texas Rattlesnake" opens up about his history, his favorite game meats, and how he trains today–including his personal "strongman biathlon."

Podcast Episode 35: Taylor Chamberlain - Born into Bodybuilding

Podcast Episode 35: Taylor Chamberlain - Born into Bodybuilding

Team Bodybuilding.com athlete and IFBB Bikini Pro Taylor Chamberlain shares her fascinating story of finding her way in fitness, watching her parents take the stage when she was a teenager, and figuring out how to thrive with flexible dieting.

Podcast Episode 34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell

Podcast Episode 34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell

Strength icon KC Mitchell, aka "That 1-Leg Monster," shares his incredible story of struggle and redemption in this wide-ranging discussion. He lost a leg and nearly lost his life to an IED in Afghanistan, then battled back to become a competitive powerlifter with help from legends like Ed Coan, Mark Bell, Rich Piana and many others. Now he may be eyeballing… bodybuilding?

Podcast Episode 33: The Science of Physique Enhancement with Dr. Bill Campbell

Podcast Episode 33: The Science of Physique Enhancement with Dr. Bill Campbell

Researcher and "Physique Scientist" Dr. Bill Campbell, the head of the Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida, talks about two groundbreaking studies he's worked on regarding protein intake for women and flexible dieting, as well as the incredible science of strength training for fat-loss.

Podcast Episode 32: Cassandra Martin - Physique-Building by Old-School Lifting and... Construction Work?

Podcast Episode 32: Cassandra Martin - Physique-Building by Old-School Lifting and... Construction Work?

Cassandra Martin is known for serious muscles and heavy lifting on Instagram, but doesn't share much else in her posts. She and her husband Hunter stopped by to discuss how they train, how their work makes her stronger, and why she feels lifters should eat their way through a plateau.

Podcast Episode 31: Brandan Fokken's Wild Fitness Journey

Podcast Episode 31: Brandan Fokken's Wild Fitness Journey

Longtime Bodybuilding.com athlete Brandan Fokken shares his fascinating story and talks Hulkamania, corporate wellness, the ultimate disastrous show prep, and far more.

Podcast Episode 30: Bikini Redefined With Amy Updike

Podcast Episode 30: Bikini Redefined With Amy Updike

IFBB Bikini Pro and fitness model Amy Updike talks tats, nursing, implants, and how CrossFit inspired her to take up bikini competitions.

Podcast Episode 29: Kris Gethin Crosses The Finish Line

Podcast Episode 29: Kris Gethin Crosses The Finish Line

Just days after the dramatic climax of his six-month Man of Iron video series and training protocol, Kris stops by to share the amazing story, and the wisdom he earned along the way. If you haven't watched Episode 25, watch that first, and then listen to this!

Podcast Episode 28: Old-School Training Wisdom From Julian

Podcast Episode 28: Old-School Training Wisdom From Julian "The Quad Guy" Smith

He's a highly popular trainer and bodybuilder who also happens to have one of the most impressive sets of wheels out there. But Julian Smith doesn't keep his training secret! He shares plenty that you can use right away in this in-depth conversation.

Podcast Episode 27: 'Possible' Pat Takes the Stage

Podcast Episode 27: 'Possible' Pat Takes the Stage

In his second visit to the podcast, the weight-loss icon Pat Brocco tells us about his first time competing onstage after losing over 300 pounds. He's also helping lead a unique new weightloss challenge for Bodybuilding.com that his fans need to know about!

Podcast Episode 26: Sadik Hadzovic on Training and Napping Like a Champ

Podcast Episode 26: Sadik Hadzovic on Training and Napping Like a Champ

One of the world's great bodybuilders stop by to talk competition, the perfect muscle-building sleep schedule, and protein doughnuts.

Podcast Episode 25: Jim Stoppani on Daily Full-Body Training, Fasting, And More

Podcast Episode 25: Jim Stoppani on Daily Full-Body Training, Fasting, And More

Dr. Jim Stoppani brings plenty of energy—and plenty of gummy bears—to the recording studio. He's been espousing the virtues of full-body, near-daily workouts in recent months, and says it could just be the best training technique out there—if you do it right. He also goes deep into the science and practice of intermittent fasting, which allows him to stay lean and energetic well into his fifties!

Podcast Episode 24: The Art of the Everyday Workout with Kizzito Ejam

Podcast Episode 24: The Art of the Everyday Workout with Kizzito Ejam

Longtime Bodybuilding.com athlete Kizzito Ejam stops by to discuss his unique rest-day-free approach to training. He's been both lifting and doing cardio daily--sometimes twice a day-- for years, and he tells us how he's made it work, while also sharing plenty of laughs along the way.

Podcast Episode 23: Charles Staley - How to Lift to Stay Strong and Healthy at Any Age!

Podcast Episode 23: Charles Staley - How to Lift to Stay Strong and Healthy at Any Age!

Strength coach Charles Staley offers up his hard-earned wisdom about how to balance strength, body composition, and overall health as the years go by. From programming to choosing movements to flexible dieting, he touches on everything you need to know to plan out your lifting life!

Podcast Episode 22: Lee Constantinou, The Relentless Competitor

Podcast Episode 22: Lee Constantinou, The Relentless Competitor

WBFF pro bodybuilder Lee Constantinou went from lean martial artist to competitive bodybuilder in a matter of months, and has never looked back. He's taken to the stage 10 times in the past six years, and he shared his plan for how to get there, feel good doing it, and develop your crucial plan for afterward.

Podcast Episode 21: From 600 Pounds to the Stage with 'Possible' Pat Brocco

Podcast Episode 21: From 600 Pounds to the Stage with "Possible" Pat Brocco

Pat had been big forever—so big that he could gain 100 pounds in a little over a year and not even notice a difference. But then he turned his life around, one literal step at a time. On the verge of his first-ever competition, the star of Bodybuilding.com's popular YouTube series joins us to get real about life-changing transformations.

Podcast Episode 20: The Weird, Gritty World of Contest Prep

Podcast Episode 20: The Weird, Gritty World of Contest Prep

Heather Eastman, a former NPC competitor, coach, and judge, as well as a content editor for Bodybuilding.com, joins the show as co-host and digs deep into show prep. Are you thinking about aiming for the stage and wondering if it's the right for you? Start here, and then decide.

Podcast Episode 19: How to Earn Your Best-Ever Back Squat

Podcast Episode 19: How to Earn Your Best-Ever Back Squat

In this info-packed episode, strength coach and doctor of physical therapy John Rusin, Ph.D., gives his step-by-step guide to earning your right to kneel before the throne of the so-called King of Lifts. Do these squat variations in this order, and do your back squat this way, and you'll never regret it!

Podcast Episode 18: The Buff Dudes and the Eternal Journey for Gains

Podcast Episode 18: The Buff Dudes and the Eternal Journey for Gains

The clown princes of online fitness, aka Brandon and Hudson White, stop by to talk about their incredibly popular YouTube channel, their evolving approach to fitness education and satire, and their upcoming program and video series with Bodybuilding.com.

Podcast Episode 17: Kris Gethin - Meet the Man of Iron

Podcast Episode 17: Kris Gethin - Meet the Man of Iron

You may know Kris Gethin the bodybuilder, but Kris Gethin the ultra-endurance athlete? That's a new one. But not only is the master of pain training to do an Ironman triathlon, he's doing it in a fraction of the time that athletes usually take. In this episode, Kris talks with us about what will surely be a wild ride.

Podcast Episode 16: All About Caffeine - What Every Lifter Needs to Know

Podcast Episode 16: All About Caffeine - What Every Lifter Needs to Know

Fill up the cup and listen to Krissy Kendall, Ph.D. tell us everything we should know about the world's most popular drug. Are you trying to match your caffeine intake to your physique or training goals? Here's what you need to know!

Podcast Episode 15: The Ins And Outs Of Ketogenic Dieting For Athletes - Part 2

Podcast Episode 15: The Ins And Outs Of Ketogenic Dieting For Athletes - Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of our keto podcast with EAS athlete Jason Wittrock and Chief Science Officer for EAS Dr. Steve Hertzler. Today we dive into all things keto-adaptation!

Podcast Episode 14: The Ins And Outs Of Ketogenic Dieting For Athletes - Part 1

Podcast Episode 14: The Ins And Outs Of Ketogenic Dieting For Athletes - Part 1

EAS athlete Jason Wittrock and Chief Science Officer for EAS Dr. Steve Hertzler sit down with us and explain the ins and outs of nutritional ketosis for athletes!

Podcast Episode 13: Robert Irvine - Chef, Lifter, Soldier, TV Star

Podcast Episode 13: Robert Irvine - Chef, Lifter, Soldier, TV Star

Chef Robert Irvine makes time in his insanely busy schedule to stop by and chat about lifting, eating, working with soldiers and veterans, and plenty else!

Podcast Episode 12: Craig Capurso - The Abdominal Snowman!

Podcast Episode 12: Craig Capurso - The Abdominal Snowman!

Fitness model and IFBB Men's Physique Pro Craig Capurso braves the elements to talk with Nick and Krissy about his new passion for performance-focused training, his breaking point with physique competition, and why he sometimes feels like "the fitness dad."

Podcast Episode 11: Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan - What Women Really Need To Know About Body Fat & Fitness

Podcast Episode 11: Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan - What Women Really Need To Know About Body Fat & Fitness

Special guest Abbie Smith-Ryan, Ph.D., expert in women's fitness and body fat measurements, answers our wide-ranging questions about training, cellulite, and health for women. Wondering how accurate that number on the calipers is? How low you should strive to go? Whether you should do cardio fasted? Listen up before you cut down!

Podcast Episode 10: Out of Surgery and Onto the Stage with Shaun Stafford

Podcast Episode 10: Out of Surgery and Onto the Stage with Shaun Stafford

Two-time WBFF world champion Shaun Stafford stops by to talk about buffets, injuries, and coming back from the shoulder cyst he thought at first was just gains.

Podcast Episode 9: Mark Bell & Silent Mike on The Way of the Powerlifter

Podcast Episode 9: Mark Bell & Silent Mike on The Way of the Powerlifter

The world's strongest coach, Mark Bell, discusses powerlifting, CrossFit, and his vague recollections of his first meet. If you know these guys from their YouTube channel or podcast, Mark Bell's PowerCast, you know that nothing is off limits!

Podcast Episode 8: Dr. Krissy Kendall - Is Creatine Safe for Teens?

Podcast Episode 8: Dr. Krissy Kendall - Is Creatine Safe for Teens?

Krissy Kendall, PhD, reacts to recent headlines raising concerns about teen usage of the popular supplement creatine. If you've been wondering if creatine is safe for you or your student athlete, here's what you need to know!

Podcast Episode 7: Andy Speer - How To Train Like An Athlete and Stay Photo-Ready, Too

Podcast Episode 7: Andy Speer - How To Train Like An Athlete and Stay Photo-Ready, Too

NYC-based coach and Performix athlete Andy Speer talks about his unique approach to training and coaching, and why he likes to compete in sports ranging from Olympic lifting to martial arts into his 30s.

Podcast Episode 6: Walks, Whole Eggs & Pull-ups - Lais DeLeon's Reasonable Fit Life

Podcast Episode 6: Walks, Whole Eggs & Pull-ups - Lais DeLeon's Reasonable Fit Life

Can you be a fitness model without leading an obsessive, calorie-fixated life? Lais DeLeon says you can, and over a million people watch her make it happen daily on Instagram and other social platforms. Here's how she does it.

Podcast Episode 5: Dr. Layne Norton's Hard Truths of Training

Podcast Episode 5: Dr. Layne Norton's Hard Truths of Training

Want to know how to tackle the holidays? How about the best way to use blood flow restriction training or nutrient timing? Get the straight dope from muscle-building scientist Dr. Layne Norton!

Podcast Episode 4: Dr. Dominic D'Agostino on the Ketogenic Diet

Podcast Episode 4: Dr. Dominic D'Agostino on the Ketogenic Diet

Researcher Dr. Dominic D'Agostino explains the significance and best approaches to the ketogenic diet, troubleshooting common problems, and looking at the next frontier of ketogenic and fasting-related research.

Podcast Episode 3: Evan Centopani - How A Pro Grows

Podcast Episode 3: Evan Centopani - How A Pro Grows

Fresh off the release of his new training program Iron Intelligence, we spend an hour with one of the world's top bodybuilders. How did he get there? How healthy is he? Why does he eat so much freaking kale? Listen to find out.

Podcast Episode 2: The Crazy Life of a Crazy-fit Couple

Podcast Episode 2: The Crazy Life of a Crazy-fit Couple

Deep talk and serious goofing off with one of the fittest couples in the industry. Chassidy and Antonio Smothers talk with hosts Nick Collias and Dr. Krissy Kendall about lifting, love, beer, bacon, and Instagram.

Podcast Episode 1: You're Doing It All Wrong...

Podcast Episode 1: You're Doing It All Wrong...

Hosts Nick Collias and Dr. Krissy Kendall chat with special guest Bill Geiger about his robust history of training (and injuries) from the ‘80s onward. Learn from this fitness industry veteran’s triumphs and tragedies so you can stay in the game as long as he has!

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About Your Hosts

Nick Collias Nick Collias


Nick Collias is the Deputy Editor at Bodybuilding.com. He spends his work days typing in primitive sandals at a desk surrounded by full-fat, no-measure supertreats. Lunch time is for blood-occluded core training and Danish presses. Dinner is a terrifying spectacle to behold, so let's leave it at that. His shaker bottle has a kettlebell inside, so swing it at your own risk.

Nick is a certified Russian Kettlebell (RKC) instructor, but can also be found wandering the high desert trails of Idaho at odd hours in odder attire.



Heather Eastman Heather Eastman


A native of Santa Cruz, California, Heather Eastman happened upon a life-changing opportunity while earning her bachelor's degree from UCLA. Though her course work prepared her for a life in the medical field, Heather left it behind to pursue her love of exercise and fitness, earning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American Council on Exercise. She finished her degree while working for the university at the renowned John Wooden Center as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor.

In her 12 years' experience training clients and teaching classes, Heather went on to work with health and fitness professionals from around the country and mastered everything from competitive bodybuilding to CrossFit to aerial silks. She enjoys art and travel, having already visited 28 countries on 5 continents, and when she's not exploring the world or attempting new challenges she loves to be home where she can cook healthy meals, spend time with her pets, and watch movies.


Krissy Kendall, Ph.D. Krissy Kendall, Ph.D.

Krissy Kendall, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. She previously served as Bodybuilding.com's science editor, and spent 2½ years as an assistant professor in the School of Health and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University. Dr. Kendall also served as the director of the Human Performance Laboratory at GSU, where her research interests focused on the effects of training and nutritional interventions on body composition and performance. Dr. Kendall has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and abstracts on sports nutrition, supplementation, and training adaptations.

Dr. Kendall received her master's and PhD from the University of Oklahoma, studying exercise physiology. She holds certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS*D), International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN), and American College of Sports Medicine (HFS).