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Understanding what makes this podcast different is understanding what makes Chris different.
For those who are unfamiliar, Chris’ story has all the makings of a Hollywood movie: a chaotic and abusive childhood in the murderous mountains of the Pacific Northwest, graduating college while working full-time to secure custody of his siblings, achieving feats of strength no other human has ever accomplished before.
Chris’ “secret formula” to overcoming those challenges? To find unstoppable strength through seemingly insurmountable struggle? It was his ability to harness his mind, body and soul. To become the architect of his own resiliency.
Throughout his journey as both athlete and academic, personally and professionally, Chris has had the pleasure of learning and sharing the intricacies of strength & resiliency with experts worldwide. These discussions with leading researchers, doctors, coaches, clinicians, and athletes have included how to;
• Achieve ‘superhuman’ results
• Fuel an endless evolution
• Gain internal strength and self-awareness
• Master and apply human & organizational behavior
• Utilize unparalleled injury prevention & recovery protocols
Chris would be grateful for your joining as a listener and participant in the Endless Evolution Community.

Architect of Resilience Chris Duffin

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    • 4.6 • 184 Ratings

Understanding what makes this podcast different is understanding what makes Chris different.
For those who are unfamiliar, Chris’ story has all the makings of a Hollywood movie: a chaotic and abusive childhood in the murderous mountains of the Pacific Northwest, graduating college while working full-time to secure custody of his siblings, achieving feats of strength no other human has ever accomplished before.
Chris’ “secret formula” to overcoming those challenges? To find unstoppable strength through seemingly insurmountable struggle? It was his ability to harness his mind, body and soul. To become the architect of his own resiliency.
Throughout his journey as both athlete and academic, personally and professionally, Chris has had the pleasure of learning and sharing the intricacies of strength & resiliency with experts worldwide. These discussions with leading researchers, doctors, coaches, clinicians, and athletes have included how to;
• Achieve ‘superhuman’ results
• Fuel an endless evolution
• Gain internal strength and self-awareness
• Master and apply human & organizational behavior
• Utilize unparalleled injury prevention & recovery protocols
Chris would be grateful for your joining as a listener and participant in the Endless Evolution Community.

    EPS 1: Endless Evolution - Part 1: The Plunge

    EPS 1: Endless Evolution - Part 1: The Plunge

    Welcome to the debut episode of the Endless Evolution series, titled "Part 1 The Plunge," where we unpack the transformative power of overcoming life's challenges. Join our host Chris Duffin, a renowned engineer, author, and mastermind behind Kabuki Strength, as he shares personal stories revealing his unique framework for growth—what he calls the "endless evolution."
    In this episode, Chris discusses the first of his 'six p's' of personal development: The Plunge. Through gripping anecdotes from his life, including overcoming homelessness and battling rattlesnakes at a young age, Chris illustrates how facing our deepest fears can unlock unprecedented strength and clarity. You’ll hear about his recent struggles with business debts, the emotional turmoil of almost losing his home, and the inspiring ways he navigated these challenges.
    Prepare to delve deep into the essence of resilience, understanding the potent lessons that come from our most vulnerable moments, and how redefining your values and facing fears head-on can propel you to new heights. Don't miss this powerful kickoff to a series that promises to be as enlightening as it is motivational. Tune in and find out how to turn life's plunges into your most significant opportunities for growth.
    This episode of the ARCHITECT of RESILIENCE podcast is available on Apple, Spotify & YouTube, and is sponsored by
    @naboso_technology : The Foundation of Movement. 🦶🏼 Use Code RESILIENCE for 20% off your first order at https://www.naboso.com
     
    𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝘿𝙪𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙣.𝙘𝙤𝙢 Architect of Resilience podcast 🎙
    Author | The Eagle & the Dragon 🦅🐉 📚
    Award Winning Design Engineer ⚙️
    Endless Evolution ♾️
    #1000GrandGoals Squat-Dead 🎬

    • 27 min
    Architect of Resilience #014: Travis "Papa Bear" Rogers talks with Chris Duffin

    Architect of Resilience #014: Travis "Papa Bear" Rogers talks with Chris Duffin

    Travis Rogers, an elite powerlifter, joins us to share his harrowing journey through severe injuries that could have ended his career—starting with a bilateral quad rupture, moving through a double calf tear leading to compartment syndrome, and an elbow rupture that required surgery. But what didn't end was his indomitable spirit.
    Travis talks candidly about the rollercoaster of emotions that followed his injuries, the physical and psychological battles he faced, and the profound mental shift he underwent. Now ranked top ten in singleply after a remarkable recovery, Travis has not only bounced back but also set new standards for what resilience really means. Together, we delve into the importance of community in strength training and how a shift from team camaraderie to individual gains is evolving within the powerlifting circles. Travis also opens up about his decade-long sobriety, discussing the challenges of addictive behaviors within the sport.
    Website: Website: https://linktr.ee/papabearrogers
    Instagram: @papabearrogers
    This episode of the ARCHITECT of RESILIENCE podcast is available on Apple, Spotify & YouTube, and is sponsored by
    @bearfootshoes : The Original Barefoot Lifting Shoe 🐻🦶🏼 Use code RESILIENCE for 10% off your order at https://www.bearfoot.store
    @naboso_technology : The Foundation of Movement. 🦶🏼 Use Code RESILIENCE for 20% off your first order at https://www.naboso.com
    00:00 Powerlifting career halted by unexpected turn.
    09:18 Initial shock, then intense pain from injury.
    13:05 Grateful for community support during rehab.
    18:52 Tied together through physical therapy and supplements.
    24:02 Supportive friends watch nerve-wracking live stream.
    32:04 Facing challenges is a universal experience.
    35:36 Overcoming fear is crucial in elite sports.
    38:25 Building strength through community support and adversity.
    47:31 Surprising return to powerlifting after injuries.
    51:03 Striving for new fitness and clinical integration.
    55:42 Higher standards for referees and cohesive rules are needed.
    01:02:06 Raised $8,000 for charity through personal efforts.
     
    𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝘿𝙪𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙣.𝙘𝙤𝙢 Architect of Resilience podcast 🎙 Author | The Eagle & the Dragon 🦅🐉 📚 Award Winning Design Engineer ⚙️ Endless Evolution ♾️ #1000GrandGoals Squat-Dead 🎬

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Architect of Resilience #013: Tamara Walcott talks with Chris Duffin

    Architect of Resilience #013: Tamara Walcott talks with Chris Duffin

    In today's episode 13, we're excited to welcome Tamara Walcott, a powerhouse of positivity and determination. Tamara, a world-class powerlifter with a heart as fierce as her lifts, shares her inspiring story of transformation and empowerment. Joining our host, Chris Duffin, Tamara delves into her plans to break records at her own upcoming competition, the Walcott Records, where she aims to elevate powerlifting to the world stage. We'll unpack the muscle and mindset that powers Tamara—from challenging conventional wisdom on strength and body image to her passionate coaching of women through her "Power Mommy Program."
    Chris Duffin, innovator and strength philosopher, explores what it means to be an 'Architect of Resilience' alongside Tamara, as they delve into the essence of strength, both in lifting and in life. So, get pumped, find your mantra, and join us for this compelling episode as we break down barriers, lift up spirits, and push the boundaries of what's possible with Tamara Walcott.
    Website: https://www.tamarawalcott.com
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZd81EhppKkjY5lGP1H3Beg
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stanefferding/##1000grandgoals
    This episode of the ARCHITECT of RESILIENCE podcast is available on Apple, Spotify & YouTube, and is sponsored by
    @buildfastformula : Build Smart. Build Strong. Build Fast. 💪🏼🧬 Use code RESILIENCE for 10% off your order at https://buildfastformula.com
    @naboso_technology : The Foundation of Movement. 🦶🏼 Use Code RESILIENCE for 20% off your first order at https://www.naboso.com
     
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    Contents
    00:00 Powerful motivational speaker inspiring others through values.
    05:12 Founded Build Fast Formula for effective supplements.
    07:45 Childhood challenges lead to a passion for dance.
    10:22 Overcame difficult times, and transformed through adversity.
    13:34 Began powerlifting, won first competition in 2018.
    15:13 Sponsor: Buildfast Formula
    16:52 Inspired to coach by different training programs.
    21:05 Turning a negative into opportunity, resilience message.
    25:11 Dreamed of being on TV, unexpected call.
    29:05 Belief opens eyes to limitless potential.
    32:30 Sponsor: Neboso for foot health and recovery.
    33:21 Positive self-talk leads to a fearless life.
    39:40 Inspiring women, especially moms, to prioritize self-care.
    41:34 Women giving and overcoming internal guilt.
    45:01 Overcoming weightlifting challenges with muscle mass transformation.
    48:52 Belief turned into reality; coaching made a difference.
    52:23 Be a role model for your kids.
    53:53 Powerlifting competition planned to gain mainstream recognition.
    56:41 All coaching and info at www.tamarawalcott.com.
    𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝘿𝙪𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙣.𝙘𝙤𝙢 Architect of Resilience podcast 🎙 Author | The Eagle & the Dragon 🦅🐉 📚 Award Winning Design Engineer ⚙️ Endless Evolution ♾️ #1000GrandGoals Squat-Dead 🎬

    • 57 min
    Architect of Resilience #012: Stan Efferding talks with Chris Duffin

    Architect of Resilience #012: Stan Efferding talks with Chris Duffin

    Chris Duffin sits down with the legendary Stan Efferding, a man who has smashed powerlifting records, achieved IFBB pro status, and innovated nutrition with the Vertical Diet. Stan is here to share his invaluable experience, from working hand-in-hand with the elite, such as NFL football players and strongmen, to his personal journey through health and fitness.
    In this episode, we're delving deep into the world of managing stressors, the disciplined use of checklists, and the critical role of tracking progress for achieving peak performance. Stan walks us through his methods, from his meticulous monitoring of his clients' sleep, weight, and meals, to the profound insights gained from hundreds of blood tests that guide lifestyle interventions.
    Chris Duffin shares his own personal health discoveries, underlining the conversation about the significance of comprehensive blood panels, especially when dealing with conditions like hashimoto's, low testosterone, and thyroid problems. The discussion illuminates how resilience in fitness and business hinge on managing and optimizing all aspects of health.
    We'll also uncover Stan's perspective on the intertwining of obsessive dedication required for sports and business success, his approach to diet and nutrition for bulking athletes, as well as his candid struggles with stress and anxiety.
     
    Website: https://stanefferding.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100050649602133
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stanefferding/#
     
    This episode of the ARCHITECT of RESILIENCE podcast is available on Apple, Spotify & YouTube, and is sponsored by @marekhealth : Performance. Longevity. Optimization. 🔬 Use code RESILIENCE for 10% off your first bloodwork at https://marekhealth.com/chrisduffin
     
    Contents 00:00 Idolized bodybuilders, worked with top athletes, real people.
    07:26 Be careful about the nocebo effect. The willingness to learn is essential for success.
    12:53 Avoid overthinking, follow through, and measure progress carefully.
    17:03 Trust process, focus, execute, apply in life.
    22:46 Balancing goals and transitions in life.
    31:04 Baseline testing is crucial for identifying health issues.
    32:08 Address markers of concern before medication intervention.
    38:18 Authors wrote "Vertical Diet" to address nutrition issues.
    47:17 Strength is never a weakness, Mark Bell.
    50:32 Sponsor: Marek Health
    52:57 Video on vasodilators, muscle enhancement, TRT weight loss.
    58:47 Diet: low on fat, high on carbs.
    01:02:18 Prioritized health, fitness and stress management routines.
    01:07:20 Track daily activities to improve goal achievement.
     
    𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝘿𝙪𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙣.𝙘𝙤𝙢 Architect of Resilience podcast 🎙 Author | The Eagle & the Dragon 🦅🐉 📚 Award Winning Design Engineer ⚙️ Endless Evolution ♾️ #1000GrandGoals Squat-Dead 🎬

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Architect of Resilience #011: Joe Mackey talks with Chris Duffin

    Architect of Resilience #011: Joe Mackey talks with Chris Duffin

    In today's episode, we introduce Joe Mackey, an IFBB pro bodybuilder, entrepreneur, and veritable architect of his own life – crafting a legacy of power not just in the gym but also in the resilience he shows in every facet of his life. From navigating personal tragedies and legal troubles to mentoring others in health and lifestyle, Joe's journey is a testament to the indomitable human spirit.
    Joining Joe is Alireza Yazdanshenas, the engineering mind turned entrepreneur, whose admiration for Joe's tenacity led to a game-changing partnership in the world of weightlifting equipment. Together, they've tackled the innovation of barbell clamps and what it truly takes to bring an ambitious idea to fruition in a demanding industry.
    In our conversation, we'll uncover the serious issues in bodybuilding and the light-hearted stories behind the muscle. You'll hear about Joe's intense dedication to his craft, the emotional weight of loss and transformation in his life, and how it's shaped his approach to resilience. Chris Duffin, your host, will explore how Joe and Alireza's determination and creativity have led to remarkable inventions in the weightlifting space, promising to transform the industry as we know it.
    Website: https://mackeyinnovations.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joseph.mackey.18/
    Instagram: @jmackey33_ifbbpro
     
    Here's a glimpse into the golden nuggets of our episode:
    - 🛠️ Innovation in Action: Discover how a custom bar and advanced clamps are changing the game for strength athletes, enhancing safety and effectiveness in training.
    - 💪 Power of Perseverance: Joe shares his incredible journey through adversity including personal loss and legal troubles, revealing how these experiences molded his unbreakable spirit.
    - 🔗 Crafting Success: Learn from Joe and Alireza's partnership dynamics, highlighting the synergy between technical expertise and entrepreneurial grit.
    💡 3 Key Takeaways for Our Listeners:
    1. Tailored Tools - The right equipment can be a pivotal factor in high-performance training and overcoming physical barriers.
    2. Emotional Resilience - Personal setbacks can serve as a powerful catalyst for growth and the pursuit of excellence.
    3. Collaboration is Key - Strong partnerships can foster innovation, merging diverse skills to create impactful products and services.
     
    This episode of the ARCHITECT of RESILIENCE podcast is available on Apple, Spotify & YouTube, and is sponsored by:
    Naboso @Naboso_Technology. Use code RESILIENCE for 20% off your first order at https://www.naboso.com
    @bearfootshoes : The Original Barefoot Lifting Shoe 🐻🦶🏼 Use code RESILIENCE for 10% off your order at https://www.bearfoot.store
     
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    Contents:
    00:00 Funny story: Saw black panther during workout.
    07:56 Lifting accident with shifting weights and clamps.
    14:15 Conceptualizing product, training improved by clamps.
    16:33 Sponsor: Naboso Technology
    20:33 Genuine advice on bodybuilding, health, and lifestyle.
    25:56 Avoid excuses, and complaints; have faith, determination.
    31:02 Acknowledgment of lack of control, embracing positivity.
    33:44 Surprised by reaching out to industry icons.
    41:09 Inquiry about product failure and demand improvement.
    43:37 Sponsor: Bearfoot Shoes
    46:53 Current transformer bar can be upgraded, back-compatible.
    53:09 Bodybuilders experience intense muscle pump during workouts.
    56:17 Bodybuilder seeks to be powerful and strong.
    01:00:07 Emphasizing creativity and values in life pursuits.
    01:06:30 Emphasizing mental aggression for success in life.
     
    𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝘿𝙪𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙣.𝙘𝙤𝙢 Architect of Resilience podcast 🎙 Author | The Eagle & the Dragon 🦅🐉 📚 Award Winning Design Engineer ⚙️ Endless Evolution ♾️ #1000GrandGoals Squat-Dead 🎬
     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Architect of Resilience #010: George Esquivel talks with Chris Duffin

    Architect of Resilience #010: George Esquivel talks with Chris Duffin

    Today we've got the incredible George Esquivel joining us to share a remarkable journey of triumph over adversity. As the creator of a luxury shoe brand worn by celebrities and musicians, George seems to have it all. But his path to success was anything but glamorous. From the emotional scars of a fractured family to the physical demands that left him coping with chronic back pain, George’s story is a testament to the power of resilience and the importance of authenticity in an often superficial world.
    With a candor that's as refreshing as it is enlightening, we'll uncover the harsh truths about entrepreneurship—debunking myths like the freedom of setting one's schedule and discussing the relentless nature of running a business. George’s admiration for those who continually learn and grow sets the stage as we delve into how one's values and motivations play a pivotal role in both personal and professional perseverance.
    Episode Highlights:
    🌟 George Esquivel's evolution from hardship to high-fashion   🌟 The real hustle: Chris Duffin's candid take on entrepreneurship 🌟 A fusion of biomechanics and luxury in shoe design  Website:https://georgeesquivel.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EsquivelShoes
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/georgeesquivel
    This episode of the ARCHITECT of RESILIENCE podcast is available on Apple, Spotify & YouTube, and is sponsored by @marekhealth : Performance. Longevity. Optimization. 🔬 Use code RESILIENCE for 10% off your first bloodwork at https://marekhealth.com/chrisduffin
    A message about Marek Health can be found at 18:42 in the podcast.
    𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝘿𝙪𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙣.𝙘𝙤𝙢 Architect of Resilience podcast 🎙 Author | The Eagle & the Dragon 🦅🐉 📚 Award Winning Design Engineer ⚙️ Endless Evolution ♾️ #1000GrandGoals Squat-Dead 🎬

    • 1 hr 9 min

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