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May 17, 2018

Anders Varner is the new host of Barbell Shrugged Podcast! Anders has a similar background to Mike and Doug, he has been an athlete since high school, studied strength and conditioning, and opened his own gym.

Anders is co-creator of The Low Back Fix, The Knee Fix, and The Shoulder Fix, and owns Anders Varner Training...


May 16, 2018

Ben Pakulski a.k.a. Pak-Man, is an IFBB professional bodybuilder and winner of the 2008 Mr. Canada competition. In the IFBB, he finished 2nd twice in 2008. He also placed 2nd in the 2013 Arnold Classic competition, and 11th in the 2012 Mr. Olympia contest, which was his first-ever.

Ben began his interest in nutrition at...


May 15, 2018

This is a special episode, where Yaya and Ryan take us down the nutrition rabbit hole. The Chalk crew debunks many of the methods that surround nutrition for athletes. Ryan talks about the importance of earning your carbs after a workout, and why you don’t get carbs until you’ve trained.

Ryan and Yaya also talk...


May 14, 2018

Aaron Alexander CR, LMT, CPT is an accomplished manual therapist and movement coach with over 13 years of professional experience. He is the founder of the Align Movement™, an integrated approach to functional movement and self-care that has helped thousands of people out of pain and into health.

Aaron also hosts the...


May 11, 2018

In chapter 5, we dive headfirst into the strength vs cardiovascular training debate. Andy sets the stage by telling the story of Bob Hoffman’s showdown with Dr. Peter Karpovich over this divide in 1940. Following the aftermath, we address our own biases, contextualize the role of adaptation in human performance, and...