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Roger La Pointe-There Are No Hardgainers-#380

Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Roger LaPointe to the Broadcast.

Roger LaPointe is The President of Atomic Athletic, Olympic Lifter and Competitor, Stone Lifter and Strength Historian.

Eric and Roger dive right into this label of Hardgainer. We both understand the concept of the word’s definition but we are in strong disagreement of it.

I grew up on the great Stuart McRobert’s magazine Hardgainer and I understand what he and his great stable of authors were conveying but I never liked that word. I would like words more like hard worker, barrier blaster or dominator or obliterator. These have much more carry over to me mentally.

The thing we must stop doing right off the bat is comparing ourselves to others in our given sport. It’s nice to respect and look up to our heroes for inspiration and motivation but we must remember we aren’t them.

Strength and Power comes in all sizes and we should respect that.

The thing we should all concentrate on is how much better you can get and how will you implement this into your life.

Forget the labels and the people out there who will give you 10 reasons why you can’t succeed. Eric and Roger can give you 100 reasons why you can succeed and why you should do it. Labels and critiques can’t slow you down when you have built the mind stamina to win no matter what the cost. Create your own label of yourself, succeed and spread it everywhere within an ear shot to be heard . It’s not the label that matters. Its the man or woman’s final stamp on themselves which defines who and what you become.

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Roger LaPointe-Clean and Press-#329

Roger LaPointe-Clean and Press-#329-Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes The President of Atomic Athletic, Olympic Lifter and Competitor, Stone Lifter and Strength Historian Roger LaPointe to the Broadcast. Who out there in Motivation and Muscle Land doesn’t like to press overhead? There are so many ways to do this. Eric and Roger talk about this man making exercise and like the dip, bent row, Hise shrug and the pullover they have been cast aside for other exercises which don’t require as much hard work. We talk about the positive effects the overhead press has on your muscular structure from head to toe.  When you add the clean in with the press you’ll build slabs of usable muscle able to clean and press whatever you set your sights upon. We also talk about the visual look of a heavy overhead presser. Take a look at their spinal erectors. Their spinal erectors are thick and deep and have the look of power. For anyone who is a fan of the great John Grimek Roger has uncovered a picture of Grimek doing an extreme “Lay back” style press from the early 1930s.  Grimek is pressing a huge globe barbell showing that to become great at pressing or in life you’ll do the things others won’t do to become great! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!

*This Podcast was added December 1, 2015

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Roger LaPointe-The Art of Manliness Part 2-#320

Roger LaPointe-The Art of Manliness Part 2-#320-Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Atomic Athletic President, Olympic Lifter, Stone Lifter and Writer Roger LaPointe to the Broadcast. If you love being a man and  enjoy the great old time stories all about those adventures then this show will really make your blood course through your veins. Eric and Roger each read one of their favorite manly stories from yesteryear. Both stories are filled with danger, adventure, guns, bloody fighting, jumping off a cliff, grizzly bears and living through a time I can identify and appreciate and wish I could be a part of. Rogers story reads like this: Here’s the headline from the Chicago Tribune Circa 1888 to get your heart pumping. It goes like this: “A Mighty man of Muscle”, “Sam Coollidge’s Fistic Exploits in the Early Days of Denver”, “His blows Cracked Skulls and Broke Jaws — Knocking Out the Sheriff and Holding the Entire Town at Bay — A Terrific Bare-Knuckle Fight with a Grizzly Bear That Ended in Sam’s Death.” When Roger read this newspaper article I could envision myself there. This might be a bygone era so far from today’s world but who wouldn’t want to be part of knowing a man like Sam who only makes an appearance once in a life time. The story I read comes from a super manly book recommended to me by Strongman Frank DiMeo. The book is named Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears. The authors name is Matthew P. Mayo. I read a story called Grisly Expedition. I’ll wet your appetite just a bit for this rousing story. On May 14, 1805 Lewis and Clark’s ambitious expedition was almost cut short when they saw this massive grizzly sleeping about 300 yards from the river and decided to fire upon it. What these men met up was an unstoppable very angry grizzly who they thought they had killed but quickly recovered and pursued them in full gallop. Wait till you hear the amazing ending. These adventures are so much fun to read about and listen to. Dreams and Manly pursuits are what we are. May they always live on! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!

*This Podcast was posted November 16, 2015

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Roger LaPointe-The Art Of Manliness Part 1-#293

Roger LaPointe-The Art Of Manliness Part 1-#293-Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Roger LaPointe Owner of Atomic Athletic, Olympic Lifter, Coach and writer to today’s Podcast Eric and Roger tackle a subject very dear to our hearts and looked upon with disdain in today’s society. Manliness. Manliness is an attitude. It’s a belief system. A system built off of hard work, loyalty, protecting whats important to you and always being about to take the proper action should a threat be in your midst.  There are no more I’ll do it tomorrow or let it work itself out. No! What you need to be told or do on your own is; “Take the Bull By The Horns” as my father used to tell me. For all of our convenience in today’s world its made us as a whole very docile. This has to be changed and here are some solutions to make that transition. Were not saying give up your phone or ipad. What were telling you is to train, workout, live a full life. ATTACK everything you love to do with passion and drive. Lift stones, get a few scrapes and bruises and most of all test that marvelous brain you have. Take that leap of faith into the art of manliness. I promise you you’ll feel the one thing you’ve been missing for a long time. TESTOSTERONE! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!

*Part 2 will be next week. Eric and Roger will discuss the short story Grisly Expedition.

 

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Roger LaPointe-Building Big Legs-#249

Roger LaPointe-Building Big Legs-#249-Who doesn’t want to build huge, strong Hulking legs? Eric and Roger talk about leg training in a big way. We talk about back squats, front squats, power clean into a  front squat and the Jefferson lift to give a few examples. We discuss leg strength and how the entire body benefits from hard nosed squatting.  We get into the different forms of back squatting. Examples of this would be the powerlifting squat or the high bar olympic squat. They are both beneficial to whatever sport your in and can be  built up to a point where you’re using massive amounts of weight. We discuss the York Barbell Iron Boots for added muscle density to both the thighs, hamstrings and hip girdle but also a little unknown fact of how these marvelous shoes build the ankles and feet. We get into abbreviated training routines for you to acquire the most strength and mass humanly possible. So lets get out there and grow our thighs as massive as oak trees. Roger will supply you with the blueprint. All you’ll need to do is  supply the iron and the will! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain to Your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Roger LaPointe-Pull My Finger-#218

Roger LaPointe-Pull My Finger-#218-Eric and Roger discuss one and two finger lifts. These lifts are not only tough and productive but we give you plenty of examples to try out. We discuss why these are long forgotten  lifts and why they offer so many benefits to your overall strength. Roger and I talk about some of the lifting records set by “The Brooklyn Strongboy” Charles Phelan.  Phelan  performed a strongman act for many years at Coney Island and around the New York area. We talk about the Vic Boff booklet for prospective strongman. This booklet  teaches you the techniques used to lift odd objects and perform strength feats such as steel bending, back lifts, horse show bending and pinky lifts.We discuss how the All Around Weightlifting Association has preserved these lifts and keeps a bygone era of odd lifting alive and well. We salute our weight trainers of the past with a look inside a time capsule that shares so much more then the odd lifts as there called. Take the challenge to grow into something bigger and better! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain to Your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Roger LaPointe-Norbert Schemansky’s 91years young Birthday Celebration-#203

Roger LaPointe-Norbert Schemansky’s 91 years young Birthday Celebration-#203-Eric and Roger talk about the big birthday bash planned for Norbert Schemansky in May 2015. Norbert is aware of the party and wants all of his friends to attend. We know that Bill March and Bill St. John are committed for this huge event. Norbert Schemansky was born May 30, 1924. He was an Olympic gold medalist weightlifter for the United States. Norbert was born in Detroit, Michigan. Schemansky was the first weightlifter in history to earn four Olympic medals, despite missing the 1956 Olympic Games due to back problems. Schemansky was a 3 time World Weightlifting Championships gold medalist and a Pan American Games gold medalist in addition to numerous podium finishes. His weightlifting career spanned over 2 decades from 1947 to his retirement in 1972.[1] Schemansky is considered the greatest US Olympic weightlifter of all time.[1] Schemansky was inducted into the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of fame in 1997. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Roger LaPointe-Shoulder Strength Work and Old Time Partials/Supports-#188

Roger LaPointe-Shoulder Strength Work and Old Time Partials/Supports-#188-Eric and Roger talk about strengthening the whole body through heavy shoulder work and old time partials and supports. We talk about the use of the power rack and chains suspended from the ceiling to accomplish these feets of strength. If you want the look of power with strong muscles and ligaments and tendons made of steel listen up. We give you the formula for just that. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Roger LaPointe-York Gang Circa 1940-#179

Roger LaPointe-York Gang Circa 1940-#179 Eric and Roger take a time trip to York Barbell Circa 1940.  We discuss some of the biggest names back then in strength. John Henry Davis and Tarzan Lunt  just to name a few. Real men of Strength and Power who competed in all different weight classes and performed all kinds of feats of Strength. We talk about Bob Hoffman’s Strength and Health Picnic and how important it was to the world of Physical Culture. Come take a walk through the past with us and learn and show the respect to these great athletes who paved the way for us. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!

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Roger LaPointe: Periodization, Atomic Athletic, Strength Training, Muscular Gains-#170

Roger LaPointe: Periodization, Atomic Athletic, Strength Training, Muscular Gains. Eric and Roger Talk about Periodization in physical culture. It’s learning how to take your training through planned preparation to peak at the given time you have planned. We talk about fitness levels regarding Olympic Lifters,skeleton systems, jogging and how these groups of athletes use periodiztion for their success and added power.

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