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Aug 31, 2020

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:


  1. Why are people so scared of kids lifting weights
  2. What does the research say about kids lifting weights
  3. When should you start having your kids lift weights
  4. Why is football is ok but a barbell is “dangerous”
  5. Why misinformation is scaring the public


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Aug 26, 2020

Mike Matthews is the founder and CEO of Legion as well as a bestselling fitness author of several books, including Bigger Leaner Stronger, Thinner Leaner Stronger, and The Shredded Chef.


His simple and science-based approach to building muscle, losing fat, and getting healthy has sold over a million books and...

Aug 24, 2020

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:


  1. Why do you need to get a training certification?
  2. What options are available for certification
  3. Do you actually need to get a certification
  4. What are the next steps after certifications to become a trainer
  5. Do Certifications make you smart?
  6. What are the drawbacks of certifications


Aug 19, 2020

Mark Bell @marksmellybell

CEO, Mark Bell Sling Shot /  Super Training Products Inc. 


Mark Bell is a veteran at turning simple ideas into massive enterprises that disrupt the fitness industry. Mark is the brains behind the multi-million dollar brand Mark Bell Sling Shot, the founder of the award-winning gym Super...

Aug 17, 2020

In this Episode of Barbell Shrugged:


  1. What are the benefits of snatching for beginners.
  2. My the mobility requirements for clean may be too much.
  3. Why the snatch is a safer lift to teach than the clean.
  4. How to coach the snatch to beginners
  5. Why the snatch looks scarier but is actually safer.
  6. Sticking points that make...