Articles by: Jim McDonald

  • PowerCast #148 – Chris Duffin – Own Your Life

    PowerCast #148 – Chris Duffin – Own Your Life

    The Mad Scientist of Powerlifting himself, Chris Duffin returns for episode 148 of the PowerCast. Chris has made some dramatic changes to the course of his life since we last saw him. You’re going to want to hear what he has to say about how he made the decision to walk away from a high paying job to develop products and content to help athletes move better and find their true potential.

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  • PowerCast #147: Tom Finn – Still Crazy After All These Beers

    PowerCast #147: Tom Finn – Still Crazy After All These Beers

    Our guest for episode 147 is Tom Finn. He’s an incredibly strong powerlifter from the Chicago area, but you might know him from the clips of him doing crazy lifting stunts that keep showing up on Fox Sports One and the buzzer — like benching a flaming barbell in the back of a moving vehicle or walking a 600 lbs. squat out into the parking lot.

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  • PowerCast #146: Dan Wells of NBC’s “Strong”

    PowerCast #146: Dan Wells of NBC’s “Strong”

    Dan Wells (@officialdanwells) is currently a trainer on the hit NBC reality competition show “Strong.” He’s also an actor, a masters crossfit competitor who went the games last year, and owner of CrossFit Horsepower in Southern California. Dan gave us an inside look at the world of reality TV, how he coached his partner on the show to some amazing results, and told us the craziest Chuck Liddell story we’ve ever heard!

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  • PowerCast #145 – Nik Platinum – Boogie Down

    PowerCast #145 – Nik Platinum – Boogie Down

    Our guest for episode 145 of the Powercast is Nik Platinum. Nik is a retired rapper from the Bronx who got inspired to write some rhymes about Super Training. Long story short, he came out to Cali, taught Smelly and Silent Mike how to rap against beats, and they all recorded a track together. Then Chris Bell directed a crazy and amazing video of the track. Look for the video later this month. In this episode, we talk to Nik about his rap career, brushes with fame, why he walked away from music, and the inspiration that got him back into the gym.

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  • PowerCast #144 – Matt & Andy Vincent – The Brothers Vincent II

    PowerCast #144 – Matt & Andy Vincent – The Brothers Vincent II

    Our guests for episode 144 of the PowerCast are Matt and Andy Vincent. They’re both Highland Games athletes and Matt’s a two-time world champ. He’s also in the running for most frequent PowerCast guest whose last name isn’t Bell. This is their second appearance together on the show, so we covered some of your training questions as well as a whole bunch of other topics.

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  • PowerCast #143: Meat Day / Meet Day – Your Questions About Performing on the Platform

    PowerCast #143: Meat Day / Meet Day – Your Questions About Performing on the Platform

    We look back at our own experiences with competing and field your questions about performing on meet day. Plus, in light of Kobe Bryant’s retirement, we talk about why some star athletes are universally loved…and some just aren’t.

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  • PowerCast #142: Treston Shull – Drop Weight Get Money

    PowerCast #142: Treston Shull – Drop Weight Get Money

    Longtime Super Training Gym member, and owner of a 2500+ lbs multi-ply total, joins us to talk about the old days of ST, getting back to powerlifting after a long break, and how a unique incentive plan helped him lose over 70 lbs. We also unpack his stories of alien abduction and giving a masturbation lecture to 800 horny teenaged boys.

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  • PowerCast #141: Jason Khalipa – Strong for Ava

    PowerCast #141: Jason Khalipa – Strong for Ava

    This episode marks the return of one of last year’s top guests, 2008 CrossFit Games champ and owner of NorCal Fitness, Jason Khalipa. There have been some major changes and disruptions in the Khalipa household since we last visited with him on Episode 120. In January of this year, his daughter Ava was diagnosed with leukemia. His story of coping with this scary discovery contains both lessons about planning for the future and staying positive in the now.

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  • PowerCast #140 – St. Natty’s Day

    In this episode recorded on St. Patrick’s Day, we talk about crazy over-the-top food concoctions that probably never should have been sold to the public…including the Carvel Cookie O’Puss. We talk about some of the great experiences we had at the Arnold. Mike talks about his upcoming meet prep, and Mark gives an update on his f*ucked up elbow. 

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  • PowerCast #139 – Katie Hogan and Alexandra “No Pants” LaChance

    PowerCast #139 – Katie Hogan and Alexandra “No Pants” LaChance

    Katie Hogan returns to the show and brings Alexandra “No Pants” LaChance with her. They’re both CrossFit competitors and coaches, and they both brought extensive athletic backgrounds to the world of functional fitness.

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