Barbell Shrugged - Talking Training w/ CrossFit Games Athletes, Strength Coaches & More

EliteFTS athlete and top 10 ranked powerlifter in the 181 class Christian Anto joins us to talk coaching, competing, and getting strong as shit.

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This week on Barbell Shrugged we discuss how Alex Got His Groove Back.


Unlucky-in-love grad student Alex (Alex Maclin) jets to Jamaica with his gal pal Delilah (Whoopi Goldberg) for some fun in the sun. There, the 26-year-old working man has an island fling with a new diet experiment involving measuring and weighing his food (180g Carbs, 30g Fat, 150g Protein per day). When it's time to return to Memphis, Maclin realizes that he's unleashed a new metabolism and his physique is a spitting image of it’s efficacy. But, just like any long term diet that involves weighing and measuring, does this chase for six pack abs stand a chance against everyday temptations? Or even worse, will he lose his gainz as a result?


In this show we talk about Alex's journey in the kitchen and discuss what he's learned that's worked for him in the past when it comes to eating to gain strength and keep the pounds off. Stories are shared, failures are admitted, secrets are unraveled in this epic tale of one man's journey to find his groove (in his abs).




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How To Know When To Go Hard or Go Easy In Training

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Anabolic Fasting & The Muscle Trifecta 

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Doug Larson returns to the show, but this time as our guest!  We put him on the spot and ask him the questions this time.  Tune in and see how he thinks about teaching technique.  Must listen episode.

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How to Use Strongman Exercises to Build Functional Strength

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Justin Thacker returns to discuss how to build a strong weightlifting community.  How to program for groups.  How to build a meathead's playground, and how much you should be able to snatch and clean and jerk.

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Alex and McG talk about their recent swaps in training goals.  McG going from long time CrossFit athlete to doing his first Olympic Weightlifting competition, and Alex going from years of weightlifting to doing his first CrossFit competition.  What did they learn?  What had to change?  How did nutrition play a role?

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Get your nutrition learn on!

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The last few weeks have been pretty intense. Let’s back off on the seriousness a little bit and bring it back to to old school Shrugged. This week we thought it was due time for a throwback episode.  So brew up some coffee Chris Moore style, with delicate treatment via french press. Remember, don’t scorch it and ruin your fresh grind like an amateur. We share our stories and experiences about how much the CrossFit world has changed over the past 10 years.


We go into a little background of how we found it . We also share some of our competition experiences as well as how much the CrossFit Games have changed from year to year.


Have you noticed how fast nutrition and training volume in this community are evolving?


It’s cool to think back and see what parts of this fitness community are trends and which ones of those have stood the test of time.


There are some funny ass stories in here so make sure you cover your keyboard so when you spit out the black gold your sipping it doesn’t fry your Macbook, Del, or E-machines (…after all, it is a throwback).


It’s all changing and growing so fast. Towards the end we talk about where we think CrossFit as a sport is heading and what we think the future CrossFit Games Athletes will look like.


Where do you think it is heading? What do you think things will look like in 5 or 10 years?


It’s a blast to think about it. And I’m super grateful to be along for the ride.


And we’re super grateful to have you with us.


As always, thanks for listening.




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