Articles by: Jim McDonald

  • Tom Kallas | PowerCast #187

    Tom Kallas | PowerCast #187

    Tom Kallas was fresh off the Reebok Record Breaker meet last November when he came in to talk to us. Is a former world recorder holder who competes in the 165 and 181 pound weight classes. We talk about how he came to start lifting at age 13, years of training with the maniac Tom Finn, and what changes he’s planning (with help from Silent Mike) to reach his goals.

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  • Rob and Dana Linn Bailey Return | PowerCast #186

    Rob and Dana Linn Bailey Return | PowerCast #186

    Rob and Dana Linn Bailey return for a mostly hysterical conversation about what they’re up to now. We talk about the balance among personal relationships, creativity, and running a growing business, as well as crunk dancing, baby goats, and baby humans (!).

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  • Amanda Bucci (and a Trapped Kitty) | PowerCast #185

    Amanda Bucci (and a Trapped Kitty) | PowerCast #185

    Amanda Bucci joins us in an episode recorded in October. Amanda is a Bodybuilding.com athlete, a Bikini competitor, and very recently, a competitive powerlifter.

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  • Cheaters! | PowerCast #184

    Cheaters! | PowerCast #184

    Mark, Mike, and Jim talk about the dilemma of “natural” athletes competing against those using PEDs…specifically Mark Hunt’s suit against the UFC over the Brock Lesner fight. We talk through some of the issues raised by Chad Wesley Smith in a recent podcast about the IPF and USAPL. And we get into Ed Coan’s giant hands.

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  • Josh Bryant – Jailhouse Strong & Gas Station Ready | PowerCast #183

    Josh Bryant – Jailhouse Strong & Gas Station Ready | PowerCast #183

    Josh Bryant, MS, CSCS, is our guest for episode 183. When Josh was 22 years old he benched 600 lbs raw. The youngest ever, at that point in time, to have done that. He’s a highly sought after coach and has written numerous articles for national magazines and Bodybuilding.com, as well as co-authoring the bestseller, “Jailhouse Strong.”

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  • Charles Poliquin – Part 2: Hell Yes…or No | PowerCast #182

    Charles Poliquin – Part 2: Hell Yes…or No | PowerCast #182

    Episode 182 is part 2 of our conversation with Charles Poliquin. This part ended up being somewhat more about business. Being broke, figuring out how to make money, growing a business, and even the value of philanthropy – which is something that Charles feels has been very important in his success.

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  • Charles Poliquin – Part 1: The Myth of Discipline | PowerCast #181

    Charles Poliquin – Part 1: The Myth of Discipline | PowerCast #181

    Right off the bat Mark calls Charles the most successful trainer of all time, and as far as I know, that’s correct. He’s trained Olympic athletes, influenced millions through his books and articles, and trained a LOT of trainers and other individuals.

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  • Stan Efferding – Small Changes, Huge Impacts | PowerCast #180

    Stan Efferding – Small Changes, Huge Impacts | PowerCast #180

    Welcome to 2017! Stan Efferding returns to the show for our first episode of the new year. We talk about how your success in business is shaped by how you get started, and about how very small changes in your diet and workout plans yield the biggest results.

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  • Leanna Carr and Brooke Erickson | PowerCast #179

    Leanna Carr and Brooke Erickson | PowerCast #179

    Brooke Erickson and Leanna Carr joined us for episode 179 back in October as part of the “Ladies of Bodybuilding.com” tour. Brooke is an IFBB Pro Figure competitor, and Leanna is a figure competitor and a competitive powerlifter. Brooke gave us a look at what it took to get her pro card and how she had to balance family demands and training requirements to make it happen. She also offered insight on how recovering from an eating disorder has shaped her approach to her family’s nutrition. Leanna described how she’s pursing both aesthetic and strength goals.

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  • Jeff Novitsky – UFC VP of Athlete Health and Performance | PowerCast #178

    Jeff Novitsky – UFC VP of Athlete Health and Performance | PowerCast #178

    Jeff Novitsky, UFC’s vice president of athlete health and performance, is our guest for episode 178. He provides the connection between the UFC and the United States Anti-doping Agency or (USADA), the entity that’s contracted to oversee testing for performance enhancing drugs for the UFC.

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