Welcome to the Android Strength podcast! Everyday, ordinary people sacrifice everything to transform their bodies. They commit their lives to push themselves beyond the limit. They are on a journey to become extraordinary. These are their stories.
Branndon Bargo - Choose Your Own Path
Branndon Bargo is many things, but one thing he’s not and that is boring. He is an athlete, a risk taker, an entrepreneur, a film maker, an outdoor expert, a team builder, a leadership coach. He recently became member of the elusive explorers club, joining the likes of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Neil Armstrong. That makes Branndon a true modern day adventurer. He has consciously chosen to follow his own path. Together with is brother Greg, Branndon embarked on a life long journey to climb mountains and conquer the highest points in every country. As a two man team, they are seeking the unknown and pushing the limits of the human condition. That by itself is remarkable. What makes Branndon extraordinary is his desire to share his experiences with others. His values are deeply rooted in serving others, creating a better world for everyone, making it more accessible, helping people find new paths and reach new heights. In today’s episode, we retrace Brandons journey and relive his world record attempt to climb all 7 highest peaks in Central America in 11 days. We can learn from him the importance of never losing your sense of wonder.He wants us to feed our curiosity. He reminds us that it is up to us to break our limiting beliefs, that we are empowered to shape our own future. He encourages us to take risks and define own our own destiny. Get inspired by Branndon’s passion to live an extraordinary life. Get infected by his energy, get motivated to take the first step out of your comfort zone, because it is up to you to choose your own path.
Joshua Cole: Being a Hero
Joshua Cole might never be on the cover of a bodybuilding magazine. He might never break weightlifting records. He might never be a pro physique athlete. To everyone else, Josh Cole might be just an ordinary man. But in the eyes of his 9 year old son, Jonathan David, he is his personal super hero. At 28 years old, the single dad who grew up on a farm in Midland Odessa has seen and experienced a lot of ups and downs. In this episode, Josh grants us a raw, unfiltered view into the extraordinary life that shaped him into the man he is today. The most important things in Josh’s life are his faith, and his son. Joshua wants to show his son that anything in life is possible. So after getting divorced from his wife and moving to Austin, Joshua decided he wanted to prepare for the first bodybuilding competition in his life. Staying fit and healthy is one thing, but prepping for a natural physique show is a whole different story. Listen to this episode to get tips from Josh on how to create and follow a plan, how to find motivation to reach your goals and how to persevere through personal hardships in times of disparity. He shares with us the importance of not giving up once you hit rock bottom. He gives us tips on how to look forward and how to move forward after a set back. Josh’s message is much bigger than teaching us how to become healthy and fit. He shows us that structure, discipline, faith and determination will take your farther in life than anything else. You have to take responsibilities for your life. He trusts in god and believes that doing positive things for others will create positive things in your life.
Scott York: Be Bold!
Scott York is not a single dimensional man. He is an entrepreneur, athlete, body builder, physical trainer, weight loss coach, life mentor. In this podcast episode, Scott takes us on a tour down memory lane introducing us to some of the greatest bodybuilders of all times. He’s worked with people like Mike Scarcella, Bob Ruskin, Frank Capallupo and many others. He is the creator of the DVD Series Body Builder’s Reality with Lee Priest, he mentors with inspirational heavy weights like Joe Vitale. He’s put the knowledge he’s gained over the years to good use. In 2015, he was crowned Austin’s Fittest Man over 50. He is an overall amazing guy we can learn a lot from. Listen in as we talk about the topics like visualization, how to develop mental toughness, the importance of experiencing achievements, how to set goals and achieve them. I hope you get inspired by Scott as much as I did!
Ed Brown Jr: Fear Of Failure
Fear of failure. How do you deal with that? How do you recover from failures? How do you keep going and working towards a goal which seems so far away, which seems so hard to achieve and takes so long to get to? Ed Brown Jr is one of those guys who can tell us how. He has dedicated his entire life to becoming a Pro Bodybuilder. He has already been very successful, winning show after show, but not quite there yet. Ed works harder than anybody I know in the gym. He is relentless about pursuing his goal. When it comes to bodybuilding, strength training, meal prep, competition prep, diet, power building, he really knows his stuff. He has learned from the best in the industry. He has worked with Lee Priest, Josh Bryant, Ed Coan. Ed is an all around amazing guy, really funny and a superb personal trainer. He knows so much about the industry and he is so deserving of being part of it at the highest level. Listen in today as Ed tells us how he got to where is today and what it takes to compete at the highest level of bodybuilding. Take away some really good advice for you to get started on your own personal journey!