18 episodes

A lively round table show discussing fitness, strength sports, the great outdoors, and the beverages that power our pursuits! Now including the most exciting and unorthodox beer review available on ear noises!

The 4BS Podcast - Backcountry,Brews, Barbells and Busines‪s‬ Brandon Johnson

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A lively round table show discussing fitness, strength sports, the great outdoors, and the beverages that power our pursuits! Now including the most exciting and unorthodox beer review available on ear noises!

    Episode 18: Brew Review 6 - The Hopfly Summer Round-up!!

    Episode 18: Brew Review 6 - The Hopfly Summer Round-up!!

    Hey everybody!  Been a little while, but with the pandemic and all, its been a little challenging getting everyone together.  So we are releasing some episodes in rapid succession leading into the Fall - including a few Summer flashback episodes from when we could snatch a little time to drink a few IPA's!
    In this episode - we review 3 of Hopfly's Adventure Series IPAs!  So take a listen, and we hope you enjoy listening to the episode as much as we did making it!
    Cheers!

    • 50 min
    Episode 17: Brew Review 5: RumCast 1, Rum's the word, The French Connection...

    Episode 17: Brew Review 5: RumCast 1, Rum's the word, The French Connection...

    Welcome back ya'll!
    On this rather impromptu episode, AJ, Ryan and I sit down to review 4 great rums with a surprise guest...a Rum-bassador of Rum-ness from across the pond!  Hang with us for an educational and humorous ride thru our initiation to the world of reasonably decent rum! 
    In this podcast: Don Q 12 year, Kirk and Sweeney 23 year, Zacappa 23 year, and Bumbu XO! Not a bad one in the bunch, and definitely just the beginning....#PiratesForLife #EastCarolina #Aargh
    Special thanks to Marc for sitting in and giving us the how-to, what-for and down-low, lol.
    We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!  Cheers ya'll!
    B

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 16: The Cost

    Episode 16: The Cost

    Welcome back ya'll!
    Its only been a few days since the last episode, but as I promised, I am going to be having a lot of conversations - as many as I can.  There is a struggle for the soul of a community in CrossFit/functional fitness/the world at large right now, and at the end of the day, it all begins and ends with the decisions we are making as athletes, community members, owners, and leaders.  Steve, Isaiah, and I sit down to discuss these decisions as owners and athletes, how to make them effectively, and the cost...
    I hope you all enjoy the episode!
    For those who don't know, Steve is the Affiliate Owner of CrossFit Burn, Isaiah is broadcasting from somewhere in Pitt County from a mound of unused toilet paper, and I am only just slightly relevant, lift in my garage, and have a dog that is technically classified as a rodent.

    • 42 min
    Episode 15: Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    Episode 15: Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    Welcome back ya'll!  Its been about a month since the last episode, and coming off some time away from the screen - hiking, camping, training, and planting, there is a lot to unpack - both as a fitness community and a society. Its so much, in fact, that it can be hard to know where to start to make a positive impact on the communities that we know and love. I'll tell you now - it starts with a conversation. It starts with empathy, education, and then action.  It also follows that we have a responsibility to hold ourselves as athletes, coaches, parents, leaders and...humans to a high standard.  If you have wisdom - share it. As a functional fitness community, we have spent more than a decade being 'uncomfortable' 'For Time'.  We chose to suffer together, day in and day out, to get better - to, as David says in the episode, push the needle forward.  Join me as I catch up with friend, coach, business owner and fellow athlete David Mcclish as we unpack the last few weeks together.  We talk about a lot - family, CrossFit, Black Lives Matter, education and much more.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  I hope you come away, like I did, hopeful, driven, and as ever - ready to be 'comfortable being uncomfortable'. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 14: Lowdown on the Lockdown Vol.3 w/The Bearded Barbell

    Episode 14: Lowdown on the Lockdown Vol.3 w/The Bearded Barbell

    What's up ya'll!  Over here doing our best to observe a tremendous amount of social distancing, and got a chance to hang out with Skyler 'The Bearded Barbell' Woolard to get down to business about training during challenging times, perspective on fitness and the sport of powerlifting.  It was also great to just spend some time catching up on stuff from the old days.  For those who don't know him, Skyler is an Elite powerlifter and strength coach in Greenville, NC.  We spent a lot of years sharing the training floor at Tier 1 - most of the time was spent busting each others balls, busting other peoples balls, or if we had time, coaching athletes.  
    Its hard to believe its been almost 10 years since we first met, and we've seen the continuing evolution of the fitness industry, strength communities, and functional training through very different lenses - even though we spent much of it training under the same roof.  Check this episode out for a peak into where we think things are heading, what athletes took the lockdown the hardest, and why we might just be living in the platinum age of strength training.
    Check out what Skyler has been up to on the IG @beardedbarbell 
    Had a great time making this one, and we hope ya'll enjoy it!
    Cheers!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 13: Lowdown on the Lockdown Vol.2 w/ Steve and Isaiah

    Episode 13: Lowdown on the Lockdown Vol.2 w/ Steve and Isaiah

    What's up everybody! Back again with another quarantine-cast, this time with our good friend Steve from CrossFit Burn, and Isaiah - mysteriously broadcasting from an undisclosed location within 10 miles of Winterville, sitting on top of 700 rolls of 1-ply toilet paper (we can neither confirm or deny that makes him the best/worst prepared man in Eastern, NC...).  Great talk today about coming out of lockdown as a small business, a consumer, and a member of a community - what that means and how we can all make an impact!  Take a listen, and ya'll stay safe out there!

    • 47 min

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