Barbell Buddha Podcast - with Chris Moore from Barbell Shrugged








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You, much stronger in 2015

It's resolution time, baby. 

This week on the podcast we talk about some strategies for setting better goals for 2015. Also, there's more than a little bit of IPA fueling this weeks broadcast, so, you can expect a little bit of everything.

You're going to dig it. 

Happy New Year! 



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This week we are coming to you live from Halmstad, Sweden. 

It's Thanksgiving! Tonight, I thought I would take the oppurtunity to gather some of my dearest friends so that we could say thank you.

This life is a wild ride. We could not do it without the amazing support from our families, our friends, and our amazing audience. 

A million times over, thanks you, thank you. 

P.S. We've been drinking plenty of Schnapps tonight. We get honest, we have fun, and we share just what it has taken for us to get to this spot. 

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Plenty of people want something better. They're trying to change their lives, find a passion, all that. But plenty of people also never get what they want. They never faced their fears, never discovered what was really possible. 

There's a Ralph Emerson quote that sums up our needs perfectly. "Always do what you are afraid to do." 

Learn to fight for what you want. At the very least, grab some Scotch and join me for a quick chat. I think it will do you some good. 


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Dia de los muertos - Basically the Barbell Shrugged Halloween Special

This show comes in two parts. At first, we talk about the 7 questions that will help you train better and get stronger, starting right now. 

The second part of the show is personal. Today is dia de los muertos, or the day of the dead. I thought I would take some time and remember what's been lost. Also, it's a good time to appreciate what you still have. 

I hope you enjoy the show,


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Here Comes Success! 4 Lessons for Doing Awesome Sh*t

There are 4 key lessons that will allow you to do awesome things in this life, no matter what you're path ends up being. 

1. You have to get really good at giving before you'll get a lot of value in return. 

2. You have to be able to get peoples attention.

3. Stretch your boundries and challenge yourself.

4. Keep it up. The real rewards in life go to those that persist. 

Here's to success. 


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Here's the truth.

You will set a ton of goals in your life. You'll acheive a lot of stuff, which is exciting. But othertimes you're going to try really hard and fail. You'll get let down. Sorry to say, but you'll fuck-up. Acutely it will feel like the greatest pain of your life, but long-term you will hardly remember the thing happening at all.

Some of life's greatest rewards follow intense pain and embarassing waywardness. Really.  

I hope you dig my red wine fueled rant. I went with the Bogle Vineyards Petite Sheraz tonight. It's cheap, tasty, and apparently,100% capable of "doing the job." So it goes.





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GET CHANGE! - An interview with Travis Mash, World Class Lifter, Coach and buddy

This is an honest, open, motivating interview with Travis Mash, world class lifter, coach, podcaster and buddy. I think the content of this show could change your life. You cannot miss this discussion. 


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Yeah, he'd tell everyone that he planned on changing the world. And he would mean every word of it. 

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Changing minds and busting plateaus - The Princeton Lecture

Chris Moore talks about how to get passed plateaus in work, training, and life. “Sometimes you feel like you’ve made a wrong turn, or that the current barriers and plateaus are just too high. But, they are not. Be patient…take a quick step back, brew some coffee, think it over, press on. There’s always a path upward and onward.”

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On this show, we're getting our shit together. I won't waste your time, friends. This is how you do exactly what you want to do. 

Get change!

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Tonight, stories from the three books that changed my life and point of view forever. 

1. The meaning of it all, by Richard Feryman

2. Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain

3. On Writing, by Stephen King

I hope you enjoy the tale,


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This week on the Barbell Buddha podcast the homie CTP joins me for a wide-ranging chat about...

- The power of travel

- A little Memphis music history

- Elvis and his damn peanut and banana sandwhiches

- Warrior yoga and the joys of beach PT

- The most intense meditation session of my life, and just how it went down




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We went so hard on this episode. We go deep into everything, folks. 

- Finding passion

- The crazyness that is existence and life

- Buddhism, Christianity, and everything in between

- What is trainging and self-improvement, reall?

It's epid. Listen, listen now!


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This week on the Barbell Buddha podcast Chris talks all about...

- Suffering gladly

- The secrets of getting strong

- A strategy for picking exercises in your training

- The secret actually can do whatever you want. How righteous indeed. 


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This week on the podcast we chat about the wisdom of Phil Jackson, why I've decided to come back and be strong again (and how I'm training for that), and of course, there's story time...Yes, friends, magical shit can happen. 


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The epic story of sneaking into a licensing conference to meet THE Tony Hawk. Also, we chat on and on about why it's important to change your perspective and push onward. 

You'd be suprised just what is possible. 

Note: Pardon the audio troubles, and the left only audio. Just turn up the volume, it'll be worth it. 


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This week on the Barbell Buddha podcast I'm coming to you live from Las Vegas. Well, live enough I suppose. 

This week...

- The very best of Fathers Day

- The secret to making the most of your time 

- Your training questions answered

- And so much more. 


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This week on the Barbell Buddha podcast...

- The bay area tour, including getting to know my new friend Jackie Perez (see gratuitous pic).

- Why bodybuilding exercises could be just what you're missing, even if you're a Crossfitter. No, I'm not joking.

- Story time, including the best skill you could ever aquire...Getting good at jumping right in.

And that's just the start of it. 



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This week, we are coming to you live from San Jose, CA, home of the 2014 NorCal Crossfit Regionals. 

We hit a little bit of everything, including...

- How to eat to gain weight and strength

- The joy of intoxification

- Taking action in life and maximizing your impact, etc



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This week on the Barbell Buddha podcast...

- The peanut butter cup ice cream sugar high

- What it takes to do something extraordinary, from what I can see

- Cultivating the "not know mind", which might just be the key to learning


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This week on The Barbell Buddha Podcast we celebrate the one year anniversay of the show. Better still, I'm joined by the whole Barbell Shrugged team for some Vice Friday fun. 

Warning: In honor of the very first show, we made sure to a very good time before recording. 


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Sometimes you feel like you've made a wrong turn, or that the current barriers and plateaus are just too high. But, they are not. 

Be patient...take a quick step back, brew some coffee, think it over, press on.

There's always a path upward and onward. 

Direct download: Pushing_through_the_plateau.m4a
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This week on the show, we chat about the awesome Austin scene, tossing around Indian Clubs with Aubrey Marcus and the Onnit team, and of course, we get into a little story time. 

Go straight into the tension friends, and march forward with heavy and optimistic boots. Enjoy!

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When change get's tough, the tough change their perspective. 

We have to step towards the high quality life we want, even when it's scary as shit to do so. At least, that's a theory worth putting to the test. 

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Tonight, a specal vice Friday episode together with CTP from Barbell Shrugged.We chat cheat meals, the universe, and why it's so important to admit to what you love, and what makes your curious. 

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Back at, this time with...

- book talk

- the practical importance of mediation

- crossfit open talk, and the importance of having a good time during competition

- Music as an example for how we should pursue goal setting


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54 - The question of what matters most, with Michael Bledsoe of Barbell Shrugged

Tonight, a conversation with Michael Bledsoe, my brother from "Barbell Shrugged." 

Our chat starts with the question of what matters most, then follows a wide ranging trail for an hour fifteen. I KNOW you're gonna dig this one. 


This episode made far more awesome by the accompanying sounds of "Howlin' for you" by The Black Keys. Buy...all...the albums. 

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This week on the show...We're handing and chatting about...

- The story of Crossfit's first openly transgender competitor. Fascinating stuff. 

- Kevin Ogar speaks about his recovery. I dare you to not be moved. 

- Quick, useful tips for acting swiftly, limiting noise, breaking the rules, and knowing when to put yourself on death ground.

- Story time: Pep talk

I hope you dig it. 

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Something a little different.

My four corners of heaven. Thanks to Sigur Ros (Track 3), Damien Dempsey (Rainy night in SoHo), and Torche (Solitary Traveler) for helping me set the mood. 


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Shit get's real when you're expecting things to get easier. Go on anyway. There's always ice cream. 

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Let's talk Paleo!

- Why the diet works, but what you need to tweak to be big and strong

- Applying the idea to lifestyle, changing the conditions to make success more likely

- The important of getting out in the wild and being uncomfortable

- Modern life, sleep loss, and how much is necessary for performance

Join me, we'll have a good time. 



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Caffeine and Scotch fuelded ramble. Pardon the blubbering. 

Let's talk about the utility of being mindful, closing the gap between what we want and what we're capable of, and finally, seeing the world through brand new eyes. 

Cheers, friends. 


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The change train keeps rolling. Let's chat. 

Push, push up the hill. Don't stop until you can see the shore. 

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You want change, real change. But know that you'll eventually have to put something on the line. Do it. Becuase you love it, do it. The muse is watching. Push through and you'll win her favor. 

Push through. push through. Even when it's scary as hell. 

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- The wodapalooza talk

- Lessons learned

- The best two breakfast stories from Zach Even-esh...

Plenty of pearls in this one, friends. Best, 

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Tonight we chat about the power of the written word. All apart of our plan to make big changes in 2014. 

Join me. I have Glenlivet. 

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Welcome to 2014 friends! 

This week we talk resolutions, and how we can do much better. As usual, it starts with the head. 

Also, while not in the show, I will rank the following Crossfit athletes according to six pack. 

1. Jason Khalipa

2. Rich Froning/Matt Chan toss up

3. Who cares, I'm confused enough as it is! 

I think you'll dig this one, cheers! 

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