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New episode every Wednesday! Join the Barbell Shrugged crew in conversations about fitness, training, and frequent interviews w/ CrossFit Games athletes!

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    • 4.7 • 2.6K Ratings

New episode every Wednesday! Join the Barbell Shrugged crew in conversations about fitness, training, and frequent interviews w/ CrossFit Games athletes!

    [Longevity] How to Train for Health and Performance for the Rest of Your Life w/ Dan Garner, Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner

    [Longevity] How to Train for Health and Performance for the Rest of Your Life w/ Dan Garner, Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner

    In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Coach Travis Mash dive into periodization models and a framework for longevity through the lens of health and performance.
    Longevity is a common goal. Unfortunately, it is impossible to define.
    How do you know if you are doing it right?
    Do you have to wait 40 years to find out all the at effort gave you 10 extra days?
    Longevity is great what you really want is a long life filled with performance goals that amounts to a life full of high quality experiences.
    In today’s episode we will tackle this exact question so you can stay at the top of your game, while living a long, healthy life.
    Work with RAPID Health Optimization
    Anders Varner on Instagram
    Doug Larson on Instagram
    Coach Travis Mash on Instagram

    • 52 min
    [Testosterone] How to Naturally Increase Testosterone by 300% w/ Dan Garner, Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner

    [Testosterone] How to Naturally Increase Testosterone by 300% w/ Dan Garner, Andy Galpin, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner

    Dan Garner is a co-founder of RAPID Health Optimization which offers high-level, personalized online health and performance coaching for world class results.
    His coaching resume is second to none having worked with dozens of professional athletes, CEO’s, and Investors. Within his clientele he has worked with three superbowl champions, two UFC title winners, an Olympic gold medialist, two Olympic bronze medalists, three hall-of-fame inductees and two all-time world record breakers.
    In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:
    Why bloodwork, stool samples, urine, and hair create a full health profile How micros are the secret to ultimate performance How to increase testosterone in the shortest amount of time How confidence can be the secret to increased testosterone Specific supplements for increased testosterone Connect with our guests:
    Work with this full team at RAPID Health Optimization
    Dan Garner Instagram
    Dr. Andy Galpin Instagram
    Anders Varner on Instagram
    Doug Larson on Instagram
    Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
     

    • 1 hr 47 min
    [Neuropsychiatry] A Root Cause Approach to Rebuilding Brain, Body and Mind w/ Dr. Michael Miletic, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner

    [Neuropsychiatry] A Root Cause Approach to Rebuilding Brain, Body and Mind w/ Dr. Michael Miletic, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner

    Dr. Michael Miletic is a former Olympic athlete and a prominent physician specializing in clinical neuroscience and metabolic medicine. Dr. Miletic evaluates the brain, mind, and body and brings the latest science and evidence-based treatments to optimize your health. Specializing in athletes, executives, and adolescents looking to reach their full potential.
    Dr. Miletic’s comprehensive training and evidence-based research have enabled him to understand something many healthcare providers do not: that approaches that treat the body without addressing the mind are limited in their effectiveness. Getting to know you, your life experiences, and the way you think and feel is thus a critical aspect of the care you receive from Dr. Miletic.
    Work with Dr. Miletic
    Anders Varner on Instagram
    Doug Larson on Instagram
    Coach Travis Mash on Instagram

    • 55 min
    Breaking Mr. Olympia w/ 7x Mr. Olympia Winner Phil Heath, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner

    Breaking Mr. Olympia w/ 7x Mr. Olympia Winner Phil Heath, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, Travis Mash, and Dan Garner

    Phil Heath is a renowned American bodybuilder. He gained widespread recognition in the world of professional bodybuilding, particularly for his impressive physique and numerous accolades. Heath's journey into bodybuilding began during his college years at the University of Denver, where he initially pursued basketball. However, he soon redirected his focus towards bodybuilding and started competing in NPC (National Physique Committee) competitions.
    In 2005, Heath won the NPC USA Championships, earning his IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness) Pro Card, which allowed him to compete at the professional level. He quickly rose through the ranks, showcasing his remarkable genetics, dedication, and work ethic. Heath's competitive career reached its pinnacle when he won the prestigious Mr. Olympia title for the first time in 2011, succeeding bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler.
    Phil Heath went on to dominate the bodybuilding scene, securing a total of seven Mr. Olympia titles between 2011 and 2017. His reign solidified his status as one of the greatest bodybuilders of his generation. Known for his dense muscle mass, symmetrical proportions, and attention to detail, Heath's physique set a high standard in the sport.
    Universal Pictures Content Group (UPCG) will release Breaking Olympia: The Phil Heath Story, from director Brett Harvey, on VOD from March 26, 2024. The revelatory documentary unveils the extraordinary life story of the 7-time Mr. Olympia champion, as he rises through the ranks and battles both the top bodybuilders and the scrutiny of the media, in his attempt to cement his legacy and become the greatest Mr. Olympia champion to ever walk the earth. The trailer for Breaking Olympia can be found here.
    The documentary is the definitive, never-before-told told story of Phil Heath – perhaps the greatest bodybuilder of all time. Featuring interviews with Dwayne Johnson, Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, Kai Greene, Brandon Curry, Dexter Jackson, and many more, Breaking Olympia tracks the pivotal point in Heath’s career when, despite being plagued by injuries that come with 18 years of physical and mental sacrifice, Heath stands on the edge of altering the face of bodybuilding history.
    Phil Heath on Instagram
    Anders Varner on Instagram
    Doug Larson on Instagram
    Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
    Dan Garner of Instagram

    • 59 min
    [Nervous System] Methods for Understanding and Improving Physiological Stress w/ Dr. Chris Perry, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash

    [Nervous System] Methods for Understanding and Improving Physiological Stress w/ Dr. Chris Perry, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash

    Dr. Christopher A. Perry, an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University, began his fitness journey at Penn State University, where he developed a robust background in Strength & Conditioning leading to 17 years in the industry to date.
    His academic path, leading through a PhD at Arizona State University, deepened his expertise in Exercise Science & Sports, Sleep & Circadian Rhythms, and Nutrition.
    Chris's current research focuses on sleep, movement analysis, and CO2 tolerance, particularly in tactical populations and collegiate athletes.
    His work aims to enhance performance, wellness, and longevity health outcomes, demonstrating his commitment to advancing the field of exercise and sports science.
    Beyond his academic pursuits, Chris is an executive performance coach, weight loss consultant, fitness entrepreneurship mentor, podcast host, and enjoys engaging in coffee culture and movie discussions.
    Dr. Chris Perry on Instagram
    Anders Varner on Instagram
    Doug Larson on Instagram
    Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
     

    • 53 min
    [Heart Rate Recovery] How to Measure Recovery During Your Workout w/Bryan Boorstein, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash

    [Heart Rate Recovery] How to Measure Recovery During Your Workout w/Bryan Boorstein, Anders Varner, Doug Larson, and Travis Mash

    In today’s episode of Barbell Shrugged, Bryan Boorstein is back to discuss Heart Rate Recovery. Heart rate recovery refers to the rate at which a person's heart rate decreases after a period of exercise. It is a crucial indicator of cardiovascular fitness and overall health.
    After intense physical activity, a healthy individual's heart rate should gradually return to its resting rate within a certain timeframe. Slower heart rate recovery may signify poor cardiovascular conditioning and an increased risk of heart-related issues.
    Monitoring heart rate recovery provides valuable insights into an individual's fitness level and helps tailor effective exercise programs for improved cardiovascular health.
     
    Get in touch with Bryan Boorstein
    IG: @bryanboorstein
    website: www.evolvedtrainingsystems.com
    Owner/Founder @evolvedtrainingsystems @paragontrainingmethods
    Podcast Eat Train Prosper @eat.train.prosper
    Bachelor of Science JMU, 2006
    CrossFit Games Coach, CF-2, CF-Mobility
    3X CrossFit Regional Athlete
    24 Years Training; 13+ Years Coaching
    Featured on ESPN Radio + Numerous Podcasts
    Anders Varner on Instagram
    Doug Larson on Instagram
    Coach Travis Mash on Instagram
     

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Mbrohms ,

I’m so I glad I found this podcast!

I just listened to the episode about menopause and fitness with Dr. Abbie Smith-Ryan. I have weight trained for over 30 years, but I am realizing I definitely need to up my game with protein and also supplementation now that Im post menopausal. The entire episode was incredibly helpful and informative.

Romans army ,

Love the Energy

Great to hear the excitement of living purposefully and in a healthy mindset. Getting older it’s vital to stay moving and limber. Listening to the kids episode I have some feedback about family dinners. You guys glaze over its importance ( or unimportance) and state that the kids don’t sit still or throw food or knock chairs over. I have three boys 2,4,5 and we have had family dinners since day one. I knew that with hard work and repetitive behavior the kids would learn to eat their foods in a calm setting and create good food choices. And it’s worked! They are used to seeing Whole Foods and eating together. While you state playing is more important your missing all the other lessons that eating together brings. Making wholesome food choices, paying attention, setting the table, conversing about your day, and not misbehaving at the table. As a nutrition professional I assure you that eating together will reinforce positive food choices in the long run. Thanks for your podcast and I look forward to hearing more!

EndocrineMD ,

Inadequate

As an open-minded, academically trained endocrinologist who aggressively promotes lifestyle changes to optimize hormonal health I was disappointed by the episode on menopause. There was enough misleading info in that episode that I won’t be recommending this podcast to my patients. Please avoid making sweeping statements about hormones and conventional medicine - it weakens the potential power of your intended message.

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