A long form discussion podcast that is both raw & unfiltered. The official podcast of powerlifting & barbell-based strength training facility Texas Barbell Syndicate located in Houston, Texas. Hosted by owners Mark & Mirtha Peltier who bring in a variety of different guests from different backgrounds to discuss a multitude of different topics. Nothing is off limits!
Episode 20: CB Leflar
We are back! After taking a step back from the podcast in the second half of 2021 we are hitting the ground running in 2022! In Episode 20 of the TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined by friend and owner of Leflar Bros Apparel CB Leflar. This conversation goes into a wide variety of topics ranging from the start of LBA to life, self help, and the rest. It was truly one of our favorite conversations with one of our favorite people and we know y'all will enjoy it!
Episode 19: 2021 USAPL TBS Summer Open - Part 2
In Episode 19 Mark and Mirtha are joined by resident guest Kyle Miller (@kyle_projectstrength) where they go through a break down of the 2021 USAPL TBS Summer Open. The conversation starts off with discussing the Prime Time session and each of the lifters set to hit the platform. The majority of the discussion is backgrounds as well as Mark makes his predictions for how the meet will shape up for each lifter. The conversation then turns to meet set-up discussions where they answer questions that had been raised by some of the lifters - including equipment, mask requirements, and spectators. If you are looking for information on the meet as well as a preliminary breakdown of Prime Time then this is it!
Episode 18: The 2021 USAPL TBS Summer Open with Kyle Miller
In this special episode of the TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined by Kyle Miller from Project Strength where they go into a full in depth look at how the 2021 USAPL TBS Summer Open (TX-2021-13) came to be as well as how the demand and feedback from the lifters (and a little help from Kyle) quickly grew the meet from the original 40 lifter plan into having a stacked roster with a 3rd PRIME TIME session. They give a preview of the potential Prime Time roster and what to look forward to as the session develops over the next few months. They also go into the planning efforts and give some hints as to what sort of things Mark and Mirtha have in store for the meet to make it a national quality meet at the local level.
Episode 17: Alyssa Cantu
In Episode 17 of the TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined by owner and coach of Grind House Fitness Alyssa Cantu. Alyssa has an extensive resume within the fitness world coaching at Grind House Fitness, recently receiving her brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and is most notably the strength and conditioning coach for #2 Ranked UFC Heavy Weight and knockout king - Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis. In this conversation - Mark and Alyssa discuss how she develops strength and condition for MMA and BJJ athletes as well as her thoughts on how lifting weights and resistance training is and should be for everyone.
Episode 16: Josh Rohr
In Episode 16 of The TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined remotely from Atlanta, GA by USA Powerlifting Executive Committee member, Senior International Coach, Coaching Committee member, and head of Team Rohr Powerlifting Josh Rohr. Josh has been involved in powerlifting for over 20 years in the form of competitor, coach, and referee. In this episode, Mark and Josh discuss the current climate of COVID and the ramifications it has had on the powerlifting competition scene for USA Powerlifting in 2020 and now going into 2021. They dive into the new Nationals schedule and the reasoning behind USA Powerlifting's decision to alter it for the 2021 season as well as the more recent debate on how the registration platform has been handled given the cap on the nationals event this year. From refereeing to powerlifting coaching, and even some powerlifting situational discussion, this turned out to be a truly great conversation that we're sure you will enjoy.
Episode 15: Mike Torres
Welcome Back! After a brief time off at the end of 2020 the TBS Talks Podcast returns! In this episode Mark is joined by long time friend, fellow BJJ Black Belt, and academy owner Mike Torres. Mike is brazlian jiu-jitsu black belt under Professor Travis Tooke, the owner and head coach of Torres Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Spring, Texas, and commentator for Submission Hunters Pro. In this episode, Mark and Mike discuss a wide variety of topics including both being new dads and their "war" stories, to Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and the ins-and-outs of owning and operating a service-based business. This is one conversation that we think you will not want to miss! Just the right way to kick off 2021! Plenty more guests and episodes are on the way!