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Nov 20, 2019

Sara Hendershot, Momentous’ Director of Marketing, is an Olympic rower, successful entrepreneur and living proof that athletes can continue to train and perform at a high level after their athletic peaks. After competing in London in 2012, Sara has transferred her competitive fire from the water into her career and the gym, where she’s now an avid Crossfitter and weightlifter.


Momentous empowers the relentless pursuit of progress in athlete health and wellness, with a mission of creating no-compromise products. The team leverages a one-of-a-kind network in professional sports to create products with performance experts from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB, starting with a line of NSF-Certified protein powders released in 2018. These products are now purchased by more than 75 professionals and collegiate teams. Learn more at


In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, Anders Varner and Doug Larson discuss:


The path to the Olympics for USA Rowing

Strength and conditioning for Olympic athletes and the resources at the Olympic Training Center

Supplement programs for elite athletes

Why so many supplements test positive for banned substances

How do you create high quality, clean protein powder

And more…


Sara Hendershot on Instagram


Anders Varner on Instagram


Doug Larson on Instagram




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One Ton Challenge 


Find your 1rm in the snatch, clean, jerk, squat, dead, bench. 


Add them up to find your One Ton Total. 


The goal is 2,000 pounds for men and 1,200 for women. 


“What is the One Ton Challenge”


“How Strong is Strong Enough”


“How do I Start the One Ton Challenge”



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Shrugged Collective is a network of fitness, health and performance shows that help people achieve their physical and mental health goals.  Usually in the gym, but outside as well. In 2012 they posted their first Barbell Shrugged podcast and have been putting out weekly free videos and podcasts ever since.

Along the way we've created successful online coaching programs including The Shrugged Strength Challenge, The Muscle Gain Challenge, FLIGHT, Barbell Shredded, and Barbell Bikini.

We're also dedicated to helping affiliate gym owners grow their businesses and better serve their members by providing owners tools and resources like the Barbell Business Podcast.

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