Category: Podcast


Hot Takes On Your Questions

You asked, we answered. Energy drinks and the mid-day slump, sauna and recovery tools, taking a deload, and whether a performance program can build a great physique. Submit your questions for the next round! Sponsored by Vivo Barefoot – get a special listener offer at


Tim Ferris’s Favorite Questions

Favorite purchases under $100, recent failures, favorite books, and the ultimate billboard. It’s a Tim Ferris style interview through a health and fitness lens.


If You Can Eat Anything, Why Wouldn’t You?

Eat anything and not gain weight? Sounds like a dream – but there are more reasons than body composition to keep sugar, alcohol, and indulgent foods in check. Today we explore the less-discussed impacts of unhealthy food.


Food Quantity – About Those Numbers

“I’m in a caloric deficit and I’m still not losing weight!” If this is you, there are a number of scenarios to look into. And the same goes for gaining on a surplus. If the calorie equation isn’t broken, what else could it be? Listen in for the most common reasons calories don’t add up to results. Sponsored by LMNT – get your free sample pack at


Functional Baby Building

Is Functional Bodybuilding good for pregnancy? For most, absolutely. We’re giving our take on the things to keep in mind at each stage of pregnancy and postpartum to stay active, feel better, and have a healthy pregnancy and recovery. Brought to you by Airwaav – try a performance mouthpiece at


Inspired by the CrossFit Games

Seeing the fittest athletes in the world perform incredible feats under the bright lights has led many people to the doors of their local gym. But there’s a difference between competing in the sport and training day to day. Here’s our advice for making sure you stay motivated and inspired long term. Sponsored by Vivo Barefoot – get a special listener offer at


The Hardest Part of Starting

Whether you’re starting a Functional Bodybuilding program for the first time or any new fitness program, there’s a hill to climb to gain momentum. Mindset, expectations, and perfectionism all come into play – but one variable rises above the rest. Here’s how to make your first two weeks a win, and keep building.


Strongman and Evaluating Training Styles

A listener wants to know: what are our thoughts on Strongman? And how do we evaluate any training style for efficacy, aesthetics, and whether it’s worth our time? We’ll cover the bases of a sound training approach, and how to make them work with the activities that catch your eye. This video is brought to you by LMNT. Get your free sample pack at


No Regrets: Fitness Vs. Family

A recent question we asked our email list provoked many emotional responses. Do you feel torn between prioritizing yourself, and prioritizing those around you – especially when it’s time to squeeze your fitness in? You’re certainly not alone, so join the conversation in this episode. Brought to you by Airwaav – try a performance mouthpiece at


How We Create a Training Program

Take a peek behind the curtain at the Functional Bodybuilding lab. Want to know how we create a new training program like our latest release, PUMP 40? From idea to training design to product creation and marketing, we’ll take you through every step – and stumble. Sponsored by Vivo Barefoot – get a special listener offer at

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