A podcast for the nerdy, geeky, and socially awkward who wish to be strong.
Not all were born the jock type or natural athletes, but we all deserve to find the healthiest and strongest versions of ourselves.
An origin story is one of the most defining aspects of any hero's transformation.
Weeding through all the bro-science, fad diets, and contradictory information so you can find the best fitness practice for you.
This podcast is your road map to starting your own origin story.
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Listener Submissions Vol.2: Long/Short Term Planning, Cardio Benefits, & Powerlifting Applied to Other Sports
What's up Nerdz!
This week is another listener topic suggestion week and we went with three submissions that we felt were well connected and echoed each other's benefits.
Long/Short term planning as a lifter or athlete, cardio implementation (in powerlifting or whatever your chosen sport), & then can powerlifting be applied to other sports.
We talk about identifying the goals to define your long/short term planning, why cardio is important for your health despite the obvious, and then strength-specific sports vs skill-specific sports. How strength can be applied to strengthen skill-specific sports but this the reverse is not as true it becomes evident that compound strength training should be a staple part of any athletes programming regardless of their sport of focus.
So kick back and tune into this week's episode of...the Nerds Who Lift Podcast
Meet Day: Meet Selection & Meet Day Etiquette
What's up Nerds,
Today we cover an overview of Meet day, both in the selection and then meet day etiquette for not just the lifter but the coach/handler as well.
There is always taught about how to prep and train for a meet but the nuances of meet selection and that what to expect from the experience itself is surprisingly overlooked. So this episode we try to cover these nuances in attempts to help clarify them.
So kick back and tune in to this week's episode of...the Nerds Who Lift Podcast
Listener Topic Submissions: Dating Someone Stronger & Breaking Plateaus
Whats ups Nerdz,
We tuned in to the social medias and asked Y'ALL what you wanted to hear from us; of course, our homies came through with some topics to hit.
So we choose the first two who came in: Dating someone stronger & breaking plateaus. We took these two things covered them & then tied them together.
As always we hope you enjoy it. So kick back and tune in to this week's episode of...the Nerds Who Lift Podcast.
The Anabolic Family Tree & Androgen Receptor Flooding Hypothesis
Whats up Nerdz! This episode comes with a disclaimer. I am no medical professional but I take the time to share some anecdotal knowledge with y'all on the anabolic family trees, and my theory on how doubling up on these families in the same cycle can cause what I think is an oversaturation or a "flooding" of the androgen receptors resulting in a let us call it, walking through mud performance come meet day. I share some anecdotal stories and my reasoning. This is in the hope to spark more conversation around the use use of these compounds and to further find more efficacious, healthier, and holistic applications of their use and debunk the abusive bro myths of "more is better". So kick back and tune in to this week's episode of...the Nerds Who Lift Podcast.
Links to studies referenced in the episode:
Heavy Breathing & Finding Your Worth with The True MDSM Mastermind Mike Delgado
Whats up once again, Nerdz!
We are back after our hibernation hiatus. We be relocating cities, jobs, and gyms, and it has been a whirlwind; we are now based in San Diego California and our gym HQ is the infamous Iron Mongers gym of North County.
Our new roots here in SD is all owed to Iron Mongers so it is only right we have one of the best coaches around who is based there - Coach Mike Delgado of The True MDSM.
Mike found lifting while in recovery and since used is as a foundation to turn his life around and become one of my favorite coaches to work with in his way to communicate and his approach to lifting which is to feel it. Feel it first so then all the theory can assimilate. He helped me with my bench and since helped me refine my deadlift too.
Though he is a great coach, Mike is a real homie. He is in the process of creating a non-profit to help those in recovery and provide the help to information to see your worth that he wished he had and sees the need for in the community.
We talk about the very simple yet profound statement of: If you are unhappy with the state of things, be the answer to the void you see.
We hope you enjoy and learn something. Look out for all he has coming because it is bound to something special.
Now lets get back to this thing we call...the Nerds Who Lift Podcast
USPA Tested Nationals Meet Recap with Best Lifter Winner Britt Chown
What's up Nerdz,
This week we sit down with the natty Queen herself, Britt Chown.
Britt is coming off winning best lifter at the USPA Tested Nationals at Iron Mongers Gym in Vista CA.
We cover her prep going into the meet, meet day execution, and what her take aways are going forward into her next big meet projected for the summer. We also cover a bit of her background as she is a 5 year veteran competitor, works for NASM as an instructor, and her degree in exercise science.
So sit back and tune in to this week's...Nerds Who Lift Podcast.