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The Breaking Muscle Podcast

Mar 26, 2018

In the most basic sense, a tool is a small thing you use to create a large effect. The most profound tools are simple and unglamorous but require a high degree of skill to wield effectively. This is just as true in a carpenter’s workshop as it is in the gym, but we don’t spend nearly as much time talking about those...


Mar 19, 2018

This week’s episode is a special one for me, because I get to talk about an issue that is deeply personal. It’s easy to become jaded by statistics, but the 22 veterans a day who take their own life is one number that has touched me personally. When there’s a name and a face that you once knew behind a number, it...


Mar 12, 2018

The gap between what we know and what we do is perhaps largest when it comes to what we put on our plate. Compared to nutrition, putting in the work in the gym every day is easy. Part of what makes eating right so difficult is the cultural mindset we’ve developed about food and our relationship to it. Food plays into...


Mar 5, 2018

For our 50th episode, we’ve seized on the opportunity to do something pretty special and bring you a joint episode with another new podcast, The Gravel Lot. We’ve talked a lot on the show over the past several months about the positive effects of fitness on our communities, and this week I get to talk to a couple of...