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Jeff King- Event Training-#407

Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Canadian Strongman who is active in strongman training,martial arts, and an arm wrestling champion competitor around North America despite being born with mild cerebral palsy Jeff King to the Broadcast.

Eric and Jeff kick the show right off talking about The World Strongest Disabled Man he’ll be participating in this year in Manchester England.

This is the first time the WSDM has not been hosted in Iceland.

Jeff explains to Eric and our M&M audience the origins of the WDSM and who exactly created this event and the other strongmen involved in it presently.

Some of the events in the WSDM are trucks pulls, atlas stone loading, dumbbell movements and the Hercules hold.

We talk about the growth of the WSDM and how it takes a certain kind of athlete to travel out of their own country and compete at a very high level.  This is truly the mark of a champion win or lose.

Eric and Jeff talk about some of the events he’s working on such as the truck pull, atlas stone lift and the standing deadlift.

We talk about the mental mind set you must develop for strongman and the ability to go out there win or lose keep continually working towards your goal.

Eric and Jeff talk about the gym even early on in your life where it was a place to go when you just felt like you didn’t fit in. The gym taught you how to create standards in your life. How showing up on time was so important, respect for the iron, learning how to observe the other lifters, but most of all creating life long friendships with you lifting brothers.

There is so much inspiration, hard work and listening to men who have a disability but you would never know it by there hard charging attitude.

The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn.

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*This Show Was Posted May 8, 2016

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Will Dinwiddie-Strongman Specialization-#403

Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Will Dinwiddie to the broadcast.

Will Dinwiddie is a Trainer, Strongman, Owner of Epic Fitness Solutions, Writer and Arm Wrestler.

Eric and Will start the show right off with some very inspirational and motivational talk to get your testosterone rolling.

We talk about how you will and can set the outcomes for what it is you want to achieve in your life. Though in the beginning things seem a little cloudy at first but with a high dose of of perseverance and action anything you want can be accomplished.

If you’re really serious about your strongman endeavors and want to acquire three implements to get started with cheaply, it goes like this. Start off by buying play sand. This, when loaded into an army duffle bag, makes it a perfect object to carry, press and pull. Let your imagination go wild. The second implement to use are stones. Take a ride through the country side and I guarantee you you’ll find tons of stones on the side of the road or in a river bed. The third implement is a tire for flipping for distance. Go to any tire distributor who sells industrial tires and ask them if they have any old tires that are junk? They most likely do and they will give them to you for free if you take them away.

Another thing Will talks about is when he built a pressing log out of an old telephone pole. These are super strength implements which will build monster size and strength very cheaply. All you have to do is put in the time to get it done.

We talk about the power of carrying a Husasteel stone and how strongman and  only strongman translates into everyday life.

Will has been involved in many strength sports and has won at every level, but he says there is nothing out there to build character and strength like strongman, period!

This is another podcast that will inspire you at every level of your life. Join us and become great!

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*This Show Was Posted May 5, 2016

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Jedd Johnson-Inch Dumbbell-#402

Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Jedd Johnson to the Broadcast. Jedd Johnson is a Speaker, Performing Strongman and Three Time National Grip Strength Champion.

Eric and Jedd start the podcast right off with how to lift the inch dumbbell.

Jedd gives us some background on the inch dumbbell. Thomas Inch was a European Strongman in the late 1800’s.

Inch would travel around with four different challenge dumbbells. The one that has gotten the most notoriety is the dumbbell weighing 172 pounds. The best description of this monster globe is its all one piece casting with close to a 2 and 1/2 inch handle with a globe on each end. This makes this dumbbell almost impossible to lift let alone trying to press it overhead.

We talk about why Jedd got into grip work to this point in his lifting.

One of the main factors was his love for strongman. But what really motivated him was seeing the inch dumbbell and wanting to lift it.

We talk about the best way to build wrist strength using isometrics at various angles.

We also address thick bar training and the best way to match an implement to the exact movement we’re using it for.

We talk about Jedd’s new DVD called How To Lift The Inch Dumbbell. This product can be purchased through Jedd in hard copy and digital format.

If you’re really interested in the history of the Inch Dumbbell or how to eventually lift it then we have the solutions for you.

Enjoy bigger hands, wrists and bigger iron!

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*This Show Was Posted May 9, 2016

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Dr. William Crawford-The Mighty Inver Stone-#386

Eric Fiorillo of the award Winning Podcast Show Motivation and Muscle Welcomes Dr. William Crawford to the Broadcast.

Dr. William Crawford is an MD, Strongman, Highland Games Competitor, Stone Lifter, Writer and Speaker.

Eric and Bill discuss another favorite stone of theirs referred to as the unliftable or better known as the Inver Stone located in Scotland.

Bill gives us an update on what he’s up to in the world of strength and some of his plans for 2016.

Eric and Bill talk about the history of the Inver Stone, where its located and how the Dinnie Stones are in close proximity to it down the road.

Bill tells us that the Inver Stone is located in Mrs. Richards garden. To get the opportunity to lift this stone you’ll have to knock on Mrs. Richards door to get permission. At that point she will witness your lift and film the stone lift for you. From there she will invite you into her home for tea and cookies and to sign the book of past lifters of the Inver Stone.

We can really appreciate the tradition of such an important feat of strength.

Bill describes the Inver Stone in full detail. One thing Bill made clear is the numbers 265 on the stone is not the weight of it. Bill describes the composition of the stone to be rough and weighing in the proximity of 300lbs.

Eric and Bill once again get into a favorite of theirs which is grip work for stone lifting . Bill tells us that he is doing the one handed deadlift with a York Olympic Bar and how much carryover it has to lifting big chunks of stone.

We talk about the great Jack Shanks. At a body weight of 185lbs he could one hand deadlift 440lbs. Jack also lifted the Dinnie Stone. Think of the power generation Jack had.

This Podcast is loaded with so much history and training  information to lend  to you the strength and ability to make you the best stone lifter you could ever be.

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*This Show Was Posted March 10, 2016
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Jeff T-Rex Bankens-Catch-Up-#384

Jeff T-Rex Bankens-Catch-Up-#384-Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes a minister and performing strongman, entertainer, a speaker who motivates, encourages, and transforms the lives of those he speaks to Jeff T-Rex Bankens. Eric and Jeff play catch-up on what Jeff’s been up to. It’s been a while since he has been on The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show so we were all interested in what’s been keeping  him busy. Eric and Jeff talk about how for the last year he has been performing more feats of strength then previous years. Jeff received a great honor to be chosen to participate in a film documentary on the Mighty Atom.  Jeff flew out to Washington DC to participate in the Mighty Atom interview and met two mighty men in there own right there namely Dennis Rogers and Slim The Hammer Man.  Dennis Rogers and Adam T Glass have been mentoring Jeff to always improve on his strongman shows. Jeff told Eric he feels he has a much more professional show now which allows him to get his words of deep belief out to the masses much easier. Jeff tells Eric how he has built a new website to coincide with his strongman show and how he and Roger LaPointe have built some software tools to help with the evolution of Jeff’s company. Eric and Jeff talk about the mental tenacity needed to succeed in the physical strength arena. This could be as an entrepreneur. competitor or live feats of strength. It takes many years to hone your craft and having the tenacity, dedication and commitment to see it through. Eric tells Jeff how important physicality is to him and no matter whats transpiring in his life at the moment getting surrounded by some heavy weights and stones snaps him right back into the groove again. Eric and Jeff talk about the blood, sweat and tears we have to lay down to build our character and where you are today doesn’t mean that’s your tomorrow. Dream Big! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!

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*This Show Was Posted March 8, 2016
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Marshall White-Pro Strongman-#381

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

Marshall White is a Professional Strongman, Qualifier for the 2009 Worlds Strongest Man, Competitor in the World Log Lifting Championship, Olympic Lifter and Power Lifter.

Eric and Marshall start right off with the word Heavy. As Marshall said if it’s heavy he wants to lift it. I couldn’t agree more.

Eric and Marshall talk about the reason why we like to lift raw and how it doesn’t matter if its a big one rep max or heavy for distance. This is the reason why we got into Strongman. When your mind is digging in and the testosterone  and adrenaline are pulsing through your veins there is no better feeling.

We talk about athletes and men in general and as Marshall states where did your balls disappear to. This has become a constant battle cry for men everywhere. Let’s grow our nuts back and return to battle.

Marshall said Magnus Samuelsson was a major influence on him in wanting to get into the sport of strongman.

We talk about how rough all of theses sports are and the need to have the most will and the biggest balls to keep pushing forward.

Eric and Marshall talk about injuries and how both of us have had bicep tears and how we had to build and formulate our mental fortitude to come back from injury to become successful again.

This is an action packed show with lots of opinion and action packed drive to push you to your very best!

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*This Show Was Posted March 2, 2016
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Jedd Johnson-Lot’s of Thoughts-#376

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

Jedd Johnson is a Speaker, Performing Strongman and Three Time National Grip Strength Champion.

Eric and Jedd start the show right off with some of their influences as young boys that made them want to tap into physical strength.

We talked about our wrestling heroes and strength and bodybuilding giants of that era.

We talked about the responsibility of Motivation and Muscle and how an idea and a dream as early as childhood has now come full circle.

We talked about how Motivation and Muscle will be the biggest platform in years to come where we will share ideas and solutions and everyone will be part of my growing family.

Eric and Jedd talk about the influence of strength training in their lives and how much different we would have been if we never sunk our teeth into the iron game.

We talked about playing team sports as a kid and how much better we would have been if we had been exposed to physical culture.

We talked about the importance of decision making and that you never know what the outcome will be.

Eric and Jedd both decided to break from the pack and plot their own course which to date has worked marvelously.

We talk about pressing the Thomas Inch Dumbbell, Eric’s Dumbbell pressing monster rack within the power rack and thick bars to.

This podcast is loaded with lots of ideas, opinions and of course the most important aspect. LIFTING!

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*This Podcast Was Posted February 21, 2016

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Chase Karnes-Strongman and Heavy Things-#375

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

Chase Karnes is a national and international level competitive strongman who competes in the lightweight 220 and 231-pound weight classes, trains clients in the private sector for over ten years through Argonauts Fitness, holds a Bachelors of Science Degree from Murray State University and takes just as much pride in his 16 years of under-the-bar experience combined with over a decade of coaching experience.

Eric and Chase start talking right away about strongman success.

We talk about the major exercises which influence strongman specifically. One we feel that is so vital to succeed is the front squat. The front squat will make you such a better lifter strongman because most big lifts are out in front of you.

Eric and Chase describe three strongman lifts which come to mind. We talk about heavy carries, the car deadlift and clean and pressing a heavy log overhead.

Eric and Chase get into the one rep max lifting.

Eric tells Chase why he likes to pound the finer points of this lifting right into the ground.

Eric talks about  and tells Chase about an exceptional overhead lifter by the name of Jake Reynolds. At a body weight of 230lbs Jake is log pressing 350lbs, cleaning and pressing huge dumbbells and just moving anything he can wrap his hands around.

Chase being 12lbs lighter just competed in a push pull contest recently and deadlifted raw 675lbs and did a log clean and press with 330lbs. The point we are try to get through to everyone is you don’t have to weigh 400lbs to be a world class lifter.

We discuss why overhead pressing has fallen out of favor, bent rowing and the usual suspects. As Chase said to me these lifts are to dam hard and when ego is heavily involved trainers shy away from these lifts.

We talk about the fear of failure and how we see it as a big character builder.

Eric and Chase deliver big here and fill your heart and mind with massive amounts of content.

Stay tuned.

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*This Podcast Was Posted February 19, 2016

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Ken Nowicki-The Log Press-#367

Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show With The Greatest Family of Listeners Welcomes Strongman, The Owner of knstrongman.com, Scottish Dissent and the Youngest Person at Age 17 to Lift the Dinnie Stones Ken Nowicki to the Broadcast.

The last few podcasts we’ve been really hitting upon big lifts and getting a one rep maximum. Eric and Ken get right into what it takes to clean and press a log overhead. Overhead pressing has lost a lot of appeal in today’s strength world in many ways. We at Motivation and Muscle plan to bring it back in a big way. Eric and Ken still agree to get great at the log press you must log press.

But there are other things we can add to the log press which will speed up the process.

One exercise we felt to be paramount in this process was the front squat.

We made reference to stone carries, dumbbell presses, sandbag work and how each of these great exercises are all done out in front of you. This is why the front squat transitions so well to the exercises we just spoke about.

Another exercise that will really help with pressing is the bent row. Let’s face it lats, erectors and traps all are invoked with fury when were ready to bust something very big overhead.

Eric and Ken talk about deadlifts, floor presses and bent over flyes which all play a role in your success with the press.

Ken describes how a certain way he benches has helped increase the weight he has been using lately for going overhead.

Like we do on every show we dive into the mental side of things and what a self-confidence builder this is when your plan comes together.

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Jeff King-No Quarter-#355

Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Canadian Strongman who is active in strongman training,martial arts, and an arm wrestling champion competitor around North America despite being born with mild cerebral palsy Jeff King to the Broadcast.

Whats your excuse?

Eric and Jeff talk about limitations which this gentleman has but you would never know it with what Jeff has accomplished and the way he talks. When Jeff was seen competing in arm wrestling as a disabled athlete he soon got the call and was invited to the Worlds Strongest Disabled Man in Iceland.

Another big thing for Jeff was finding out that four time World Strongest Man Magnús Ver Magnússon was running the event. Jeff describes to Eric the different categories each disabled athlete competed in and the events they competed in.

Jeff explains to Eric why he is so driven and made it clear to us that he was told constantly as he got older that you can’t do this. This was repeated constantly to Jeff. Jeff’s exact words were “To Hell With You.” This was the catalyst  to his success in everything to date.

This podcast shows you what the human spirit is capable of and when one thing is taken away something new always emerges even if we don’t understand it at the time.

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*This Podcast Was Posted January 19, 2016

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