Co-hosted by Marcus Filly, founder of Functional Bodybuilding and CEO of Revival Strength, and his business partner and CMO, Satya Inayat Khan. New episodes are released on Fridays covering training, nutrition, lifestyle, and the mindset of the Thinking Athlete. Want to submit a question or podcast topic? Email us or leave a voice message on Speakpipe.

Latest episode

When Should I Count Carbs?

A lot of people get hung up on high carb/low carb nutrition approaches when the reality is that there are a number of things that will make a much bigger impact on your nutrition first. So let’s learn about the flow chart for what to check off first to make the biggest, easiest improvements in performance and body composition, and where carbs fall on the list.

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Culinary Boners & Real Nutrition Talk

Good things come to those who remain open-minded – so if you’re quick to arrive at the word YUCK when you see something unappetizing, take a tip from this nutrition episode. Plus rapid fire questions on beer, peanut butter, poop, and sneaking in extra calories. https://youtu.be/L9ncbnpKqrg

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Ideal Anatomy & Training Splits

Got long femurs or uneven limb lengths? Have you ever been told you didn’t have the “ideal body” for your sport? Today we’re talking about training when certain moves feel all kinds of wrong. Plus: what’s the ideal training split? Brought to you by LMNT – get your free sample pack at http://drinklmnt.com/MarcusFilly https://youtu.be/jhk8FiwItYg

Hitting the Effort Sweet Spot

Rate of Perceived Exertion, or RPE, is the ticket to getting consistent results with less risk of injury. But when “no pain no gain” is the common refrain, it’s hard to know how to dial it back appropriately. Unlock the sweet spot with some ways to feel your way to the right exertion level for



Marcus founded Revival Strength & Functional Bodybuilding after 6 appearances at the CrossFit Games and decades of coaching athletes remotely and in person. He enjoys coffee, mountain biking, and wearing matching pajamas with his family.


Satya joined Revival Strength & Functional Bodybuilding in 2016 to develop and launch online training programs after a freelance career in web development and marketing. She enjoys snatching, roller skating, and 1960's advertising books.