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Dec 4, 2019

Mark England has professionally coached thousands of clients worldwide using the power of words and stories for over a decade. He holds an BA in business and a Master's in Education. Mark is the co-founder of Procabulary, Enlifted, and is a lifelong personal development enthusiast.


Mike Bledsoe is a Navy veteran and the founder of The Strong Coach and Enlifted.  Mike started one of the early CrossFit boxes while he was still in college back in 2007.  A few years later, they started a little podcast called Barbell Shrugged. Since leaving Barbell Shrugged, Mike is revolutionizing the coaching industry through The Strong Coach and Enlifted.


In this episode of Barbell Shrugged, the guys take a look into the software of the body and how high performers use language to advance their athletic and coaching careers.


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


What is soft language and its effects on success.


Programming the software that make the hardware (muscles) work.


Why you have control over your thoughts and emotions through language


Why coaches need to teach their athletes about language


Enlifted athletes and coaches program


And more…



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Doug Larson on Instagram




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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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