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The Breaking Muscle Podcast

Dec 26, 2017

It’s easy to look through a screen at our favorite athletes and be filled with awe and envy. We tend to tell ourselves that if only we had their genes, or their athletic upbringing, or their sponsors and coaches and facilities, we could be that badass, too. But of course, this is a gross oversimplification of the...


Dec 18, 2017

If there’s one universal truth in the 21st century, it’s that life doesn’t slow down. For many, the time and inconvenience required to go to the gym have become a barrier to their fitness goals. This has sparked the rise of the home gym, as garages and basements across the country are repurposed from man caves to...


Dec 11, 2017

With the 2017 World Championships and the American Open Finals in our rearview mirror, the future has never looked brighter for Olympic Weightlifting in the US. Records fell, and American lifters took historic podium finishes, capped off with Sarah Robles sweeping the gold medals in her division.

With nine nations...


Dec 7, 2017

On the latest edition of Fight Strength NSFW we switched things up a bit from our usual format of having on a guest. Instead, co-host Phil Daru and I took our weekly “Ask Daru” segment to the next level. Listeners of the show have sent Daru a whole pile of questions lately, and we felt the need to dedicate an...


Dec 4, 2017

Of all the misconceptions that exist in western society, perhaps the hardest to overcome is what aging should look like. This is especially true for women, who face a mountain of cultural nonsense when it comes to their bodies in general, and in particular once they reach age 40.

Amanda Thebe has rejected those societal...