36 episodes

What is APE?... 🦍⁠
The Alpha Pack Experience is a weekly podcast by Matt currently released every Friday.
Each episode features strength athletes, coaches, therapists and inspirational leaders of the fitness industry from around the world. The topic of conversation varies between guests, from amazing personal stories, in depth debates and discussions of mental health to information about strength sports and tips and tricks on nutrition, strength training, programming, coaching, recovery and much more!

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What is APE?... 🦍⁠
The Alpha Pack Experience is a weekly podcast by Matt currently released every Friday.
Each episode features strength athletes, coaches, therapists and inspirational leaders of the fitness industry from around the world. The topic of conversation varies between guests, from amazing personal stories, in depth debates and discussions of mental health to information about strength sports and tips and tricks on nutrition, strength training, programming, coaching, recovery and much more!

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    APE #36 Heather Connor

    APE #36 Heather Connor

    In episode 36 Heather tells Matt about how she failed all of her lifts in her first competition but became 1 of only 2 women to ever deadlift 4x their bodyweight in the IPF. Heather also opens up about the words of wisdom from her father shaped her as an athlete, her journey through her lower lat strain and how she holds herself accountable for all the kids she teaches back home. 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    APE #35 Dennis Cornelius

    APE #35 Dennis Cornelius

    In this episode, Dennis tells Matt why he prefers training at home rather than in the gym and why he prefers to lift with old school cast plates, rather than fancy calibrated plates. Dennis talks to Matt about why he wishes there was a weight category over the 120kg in the IPF division and what it could do for the sport and also talks about moving into the heavyweight masters category and making a big entrance. 
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    • 58 min
    APE #34 - Thomas Davis

    APE #34 - Thomas Davis

    This episode features Thomas Davis telling Matt what overcoming the 700lb bench meant to him, how he deals with his bad nerves around competition and what TRT has done for him.Thomas also talks about the brotherhood of lifting and how he and Julian Maddox chat regularly to help each other get better and how improving his diet and lifestyle choices massively aided his progression. 
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    • 49 min
    APE #33 - Jordan Shallow

    APE #33 - Jordan Shallow

    In this episode Matt finds out why Jordan believes you have to forget a lot of what you already understand in attempt to educate in the corporate setting, why people choose wall street over perusing sports they have huge potential in and how being an athlete helped him navigate the social media space better. Jordan also talks of the difficulty harnessing your mind and trying to spark the inner psychological drive to move that barbell and why he wants to be the dumbest, fattest, weakest person in the room so he has the opportunity to continually learn and hone his craft. 
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    • 58 min
    APE #32 - Greg Panora

    APE #32 - Greg Panora

    In this episode Greg talks about his love for Ohio, how Westside barbelll was a dream of his, since his teens and how you have to be a tough son of a bitch to survive there. He also opens up about recovering from a stroke, the dark times he overcame after leaving Westside and how coaching has helped change his focus and passion in life. Greg also shares with Matt his opinions on the conjugate training method and who he thinks is doing the best job of replicating it. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    APE #31 - Rhianon Lovelace

    APE #31 - Rhianon Lovelace

    Episode 31 features Rhianon Lovelace talking about her many world records and how she competes against clients and friends. Rhianon explains how it's important to have good people around you and how Strongwoman is like a big family and how friendly everyone was when she transitioned from powerlifting. She also talks about how important it is to see a therapist regularly and the dramatic difference it has made to her own mental health and performance. 
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    • 47 min

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Fantastic Podcast with Amazing Guests!

Matt hosts a briallint interview podcast with some the best and biggest names in strentgh sports.

Great to hear well produced interviews with many athletes who do not get the deserved 'air-time'.

Keep it up! And looking out for a Stoltman featuring soon.

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