Podcast-The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Bert Sorin to the Broadcast. This is the best show to date that I’ve done with Bert. This Show is called the Mental Game/Mental Gain. Eric and Burt get into how much fun lifting is and the life long lessons that go with it. We talk about his father Richard and how one idea turned into Sorinex. We get into the mental end carry over and how circumstances put he and I in our own strength enterprises. Lots of deep subject matter with a ton of passion mixed in. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!
Podcast-The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Roger LaPointe to the Broadcast. Roger is the President of Atomic Athletic. On today’s podcast Eric and Roger discuss personal feedback from the listeners of Motivation and Muscle. Listeners who found The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show which has changed there lives forever. Fellow lifters who fell on hard times from lifting injuries or just lacked the confidence to get back on the platform so to speak. We’ll were going to tell you some of their stories and how they took charge of their lives and got back into the thing that they had such passion for. Lifting Weights! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!
Odd Haugen-The Measure of a Man-#241-Eric and Odd discuss his origins of weightlifting. As a young boy there wasn’t much he saw that he didn’t want to lift. As a young boy in wood shop class he was building benches while the other boys were building boats. In fact Odd still has that bench. Odd and I go through his lifelong training journal. He leans now towards the strongman movements out of all the strength sports he’s ever competed in and there have been many. Now that he has decided this will be his last professional strongman contest coming up in August he will concentrate on MAS Wrestling and Grip Sports Contests. We talk about Odd’s Strongman peers he looks up to. We talk about the mental aspects of training and why its always good to have something to shoot for. We talk about why people age and how their self talk has crippled them and aged them considerably. Odd’s advice for anti aging is to keep moving, stop sitting so much and think youth. This podcast has lots of history from a strongman who has seen it all up to this point. Odd gives us a glimpse into a very strong life that seems to keep growing. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain to Your Brawn. Enjoy!
5 For 15-Hit and Runs-#534-14-My Guest today is The Iron Tamer David Whitley and we together pack 15 minutes of the most explosive, inspirational thought provoking material in the entire world. Today’s Topic for discussion is:”Hit and Runs.” Eric and David kick 5 For 15 right off with this question? Do any of us realize how important your words are? When you speak to someone in a negative or positive way there is always going to be something remembered by the other person your verbally engaging with. With Hit and Runs we only go after the positive aspects of creating a good productive life. Look into that persons eyes your mentoring or when your giving somebody a little hope who is down on their luck. Watch their mannerisms and see their reaction to what you have said to them. I guarantee it will be met with a big smile. Just think we all have the ability to change the present and the future in others just by the words we say. How many times has someone that you respect or admired said a few kind words or instructed you to make a few changes and in a split second your whole outlook did a 360 degree turn for the better. The best thing to remember is even if you never meet that person again your kind words could very well produce someone who does great things in the future. Eric and David hit upon a very important point that we both experience quite a bit. Just because its not in a physical sense right now doesn’t mean its not happening around you. Be willing to take that leap of faith and know that your dreams are working ever so hard to reach you. Remember everything you do will come back to you in one shape or form. Learn to be a lightning rod to influence, teach and inspire. These are the traits of a leader. What you do now and always with yourself and the others you meet will truly echo through eternity! Motivation and Muscle Streaming Radio 24/7 Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!
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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.
Podcast-The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Roger”Iron Boots”LaPointe to the Broadcast. Eric and Roger go into detail about how to use these iron marvels. Roger goes into detail how he used iron boots to rehab his injured knee. We also talk about how MMA fighters train with iron boots and other martial arts disciplines. Will also talk about the first woman who used Iron Boots. She was the first strong woman way back in the York Barbell Golden Age. Motivation and Muscle connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!
Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes James Fuller to the broadcast.
James Fuller is an All Around Lifter, A master of the Bent Press and Grip Extraordinaire.
First things first. James gives our Motivation and Muscle family a short bio about himself so everyone gets to know him.
Eric and James start right off with his influences into the world of strength and size. Some of James mentors were Arnold, Franco and Tom Platz.
We compare early bodybuilding to today’s athletes and how James feels Lee Haney was the last of the old school bodybuilders even though he never trained as heavy as Arnold or Franco. After his era the training style went a whole different direction.
Eric and James compare some of the strength era’s and how much we enjoyed the different athletes that participated in the earlier Worlds Strongest Man. You had this mix of unique athletes who all had monster strength but were never considered specialists. Unlike in today’s strength world specialization is king. To us it really showed who the true champion was.
We talk about the the letter A for achievement. Take a chance on yourself. The first step might be to enter a contest. Sign yourself up for something and do the best you can. As James tells Eric lifting is pure therapy for you. Your telling yourself the reason I’m here is to improve.
That’s a very powerful statement. When we teach we learn.
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Gareth Denyer-Nutrition and Supplements for High School and College Athletes-#231-Eric and Gareth get into just what you need to succeed in your given sport through smart whole food choices and using supplements to enhance that desire to attain your goals. We talk about the young athlete and how there looking for the latest and greatest program to make them a Superman. Many young athletes neglect the two most important things needed to make gains in strength, size and power. Nutrition on all levels must be addressed along with how your body recovers. We talk about examining everything you consume and how this will be the make or break in your weight training. We talk about taking enzymes with each meal to fully digest what you have eaten at that time. We also address when your drinking large amounts of protein enzyme consumption is a must. We get into the psychological end of eating and how your mind can work for you in a massive way. Once you’ve made that educated decision and decided on your given sport you now possess the discipline to make good food choices for big gains, energy and continued success. The stakes are high and it can be confusing at times for some athletes. This podcast answers some of these confusing questions and gives direction to you from Eric and Gareth’s Experiences in their own life. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain to Your Brawn. Enjoy!
Podcast-The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Eric Fiorillo to the Broadcast. Eric is solo today and I talk about the power to achieve during hectic times. I get into the Christmas season and why it should be pure enjoyment when for many its pure turmoil. I get into why we should slow down and learn to enjoy each other and be thankful for so much. I talk about how much physical culture has had a hand in the way I feel during these times. I also talk about why you should train during the Holiday’s and what you can achieve by doing it. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!
Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes The Owner of Trilogy Performance Sports, Trainer and Powerlifter Brandy Holloman to the Broadcast.
Eric and Brandy start the show right off with what attributes we look for in the younger kids .
Eric and Brandy describe the facial recognition in a younger athlete and how you can see the look of determination or the look of just going through the motions.
One thing Brandy emphasized with these younger athletes is once you get talking with them you’ll discover whats in their heart. This gives you the baseline to determine if they want to be an elite athlete or someone who is there just to give it a try with little desire to get it done.
We talk about some of the sports we like such as the old WSM, Hockey and one of Eric’s favorites Baseball.
We discuss how sports is much more entertainment then the actually game.
We talk about how a lot of parents have bought into this idea and how the sport of choice becomes more important to them then their son or daughter. This eventually could lead to the child dropping out of the sport, injury or communication breakdown.
Eric and Brandy talk about her Fit Club Program. This is something where the talking is as or more important then the physical end of what each member does. It’s that constant inner dialogue which moves us forward or keeps us anchored to the past.
Eric and Brandy not only give solid examples, their thoughts and experiences but what it takes through discipline, perseverance and action to get the job done Champions!
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Podcast-The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Brooks”Dinosaur”Kubik to the Broadcast. Eric and Brooks once again talk about his new book Knife, Fork and Muscle and how your diet plays into your longevity. We get into our passion for physical culture and saving and working hard for our first piece of weightlifting equipment. We even take a road trip to Jubinville Exercise Equiptment in Holyoke, MA . The stories and love for physical culture are so evident in this podcast. It’s truly an honor to be part of something that is full of health benefits but most of all just plain fun. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!
On today’s Motivation and Muscle Podcast Eric’s discussion centers around your word. Do you stick by your beliefs, commitments and goals. This is very important to how your perceived by others and if you can be relied upon and trusted. I hope you enjoy this gem of a podcast. We are now on iTunes and Stitcher.
Steve Cotter-Kettlebells Meet Strongman-#481-Eric Fiorillo The Host of The Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Steve Cotter to the broadcast. Steve is the Founder and Director of the IKFF, champion athlete, kettlebell trainer, martial arts trainer, and an expert in the human performance fields. For anyone who really wants to build slabs of endurance into their strongman program do we have a blast of strength and endurance for you. Eric and Steve are going to teach you how to marry these two sports together. The three strongman movements were going to use today are the tire flip, stone carry and the farmers walk. Steve describes how kettlebells which will be much lighter then the strongman movements we do will have a much more pronounced effect not only on our endurance but will really condition our nervous system. When you have those two areas covered victory is yours. We talk about working it in to your strongman program and describe how to execute the KB Swing and goblet squat holding for time. Just to give you a great tip for stone lifting the goblet squat will teach you how to get low enough to wrap your arms around those big stones so you can tear them right off the ground. We also talk about a great way to stretch the hip girdle out thoroughly using a kettlebell and two cinder blocks. Another kettlebell movement which we covered on the podcast is taking a kettlebell and with one arm locking it out overhead and carrying for distance. This will make you very stable through the midsection and protect you shoulders from injury. We also like to use the swing for a finisher after all of the tire carries, farmers walk and stone carries. This will not only aide in your recovery but will reinforce why your doing this in the first place. Do you want speed, strength, endurance and the vision to see it through? Then grab a kettlebell and lets get started! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!
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Will Dinwiddie-Cultivating My Dream Part One-#294-Eric Fiorillo Host of The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes Strongman, Writer, Coach, Motivational Speaker and Owner of Epic Solutions Will Dinwiddie to the Number One Podcast Show in the World. Eric and Will really strike hard and fast like a coiled Cobra on what Cultivating My Dream means to them both. From childhood to adulthood we invoke our lives from very young to where we are today. Your situations no matter who you are never define who and what you can become in the world. We talk about the perils of training and how you can take these life long lessons and turn them into the knockout punch needed to succeed. We talk and quote the great Motivational speaker Les Brown. One of our favorites I say to my self through out the day is; “It’s not over until I WIN.” When you live by these standards and not let anyone talk you out of your dreams big things will keep happening. Your life will have a resounding Yes to everything around you. You’ll pick life and life will pick you. You’ll invoke that iron will cultivated by setbacks and disappointments which will have little meaning to you. You’ve become iron plated, teflon coated, and mind muscled ready to take on anyone or anything. This podcast is so action charged with Will and I it just might change your life forever. Dreams!!! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!
Carmen Caputo-Meeting Goals, Italians and Mentors-#336-Eric Fiorillo The Host of the Award Winning Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Welcomes USA Marine Veteran, a Retired School Teacher and a Champion Weightlifter for 55 years Carmen Caputo to the Broadcast. If you’re looking for a boat load of inspiration you have found the podcast. Eric and Carmen talk about Carmen’s huge powerlifting meet this past November. The planning and execution of Carmen’s success had started a year prior to November. Carmen for those of you in our family who’s never heard of him is 70 years young. He is truly a diamond in the rough. This man has spent his entire life mentoring students he had when he was a grammer school teacher. Some of his students who still train at Carmen’s house on Deadlift Saturday are now bringing their own children to train under Carmen’s tutelage. What an incredible story. This is so important to build strong minds and bodies. Eric and Carmen talk about their Italian roots and how both families worked so hard for the American dream. We talk about the fun times and the closeness we so much miss now that so many of them have left us. This podcast is so deep in crushing goals, deep friendships and of course the deep love of family. So join us and aspire to being the greatest, strongest and most giving individual in the universe! The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects You’re Brain To You’re Brawn. Enjoy!
*This Podcast Was Posted December 11, 2015
On today’s Motivation and Muscle Podcast we welcome John Wood the owner of U.S. Wellness Meats. This is a gentleman I admire and I’m honored to have him on our podcast show. John gives us a history lesson on how he started in the grass fed meat business and the trials and tribulations it took to be the great success he is today. This man is a wealth of knowledge. I know you’ll enjoy this show and like myself will become a big fan of what he has achieved. Motivation and Muscle connects your Brain to your Brawn. Enjoy!
The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show welcomes the Underground Strength Coach Frank Dimeo. Frank owns Cave Strong where his motto is “Only the brave train at the Cave” Frank who is in his sixties is driven more like a man in his twenties. His no nonsense approach to training is so refreshing. The shows theme hits upon the Age Card. This can really limit your progress threw out your life if you let it. There are no limits to your greatness! Motivation and Muscle is the podcast show that connects your Brain to your Brawn. We can be found on iTunes and Stitcher. Enjoy!
Bert Sorin-Working Around Injuries-#271-Bert Sorin CEO of Sorinex Strength & Weightlifting Equipment joins Eric on the Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show. We talk about how to work around injuries and we are both of the belief that you can’t become a great lifter till you run up against this. Weather you have an injury or training setbacks in your weightlifting program experience will always be your best teacher. Seek out an expert who has had similar experiences and find out what they did to get back and even up their game. We explore the mental damage these injuries can cause. Fear is the leading cause for hesitation when you get ready to restart training. The best way to rid yourself of these fears is to train alone for awhile. This will really show how hungry you are and give you time to grow not only physically but mentally. Eric really gets into this with Bert and gives his own examples of why training alone is so vital to your lifting career. We talk about how hard basic work is still your only avenue to real success. If your looking tor supplements or the newest machine which promises you the greatest development ever with the least amount of work your pissing up a rope. Remember this… Experience will always be our best teacher. Eric and Bert give another jaw dropping podcast loaded with pure drive and passion.. The Motivation and Muscle Podcast Show Connects Your Brain To Your Brawn. Enjoy!