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Strong Talk - Presented By Starting Strongman

Strong Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Kalle Beck & Friends. Bringing you into the sport of Strongman, Interviewing the best athletes, promoters & insiders in the industry. New episodes every Tuesday Presented by StartingStrongman.com
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Apr 25, 2017

This weeks guest Kimberly Lawrance earned her pro card after winning the 2016 Arnold Amateur World Championships in the middleweight class. 

She then competed at the "Strongest Woman In The World" where she won a tiebreaker to win the contest only to have a "Steve Harvey moment" when it was realized there was a scoring error resulting in her taking 2nd by .2 points

 

Just off competing in the first ever Arnold Pro Strongwoman we talked with Kimmy about her quick rise in Strongwoman, overcoming adversity, what it means to be a Pro Strongwoman and whats next.

 

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Apr 18, 2017

This weeks guest Michael "The Norseman" Stroozas is a ASC Pro Strongman who earned his pro card at the LA fit expo earlier this year, we talk about his history in the sport, training with Dave Ostlund, why he took a few years off, how to MARKET yourself as a Strongman, approaching sponsors and what is next now that he will be competing g on the pro circuit 

 

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Apr 11, 2017

Josh Thigpen is a pro Strongman and 5x Worlds Strongest Man Competitor

Josh discusses his brand new book Cube Method For Strongman 3, Coming back to competing, the changes made to the Cube Method for the final version and some hilarious Kaz stories 

 

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Apr 4, 2017

Kalle & Mike talk about Europes Strongest Man arguably the most entertaining show of the year with an amazing battle between Eddie Hall and Hafpor Bjornsson that came down to the stones.

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Mar 28, 2017

Kalle & Mike catch up and try to get to listener questions on how to prepare for your first contest but get carried away talkin about Mike's disappointing performance at Dallas's Strongest Man, The Arnold Australia, news and rumors in the sport and of course breaking down arguably the third biggest contest in Strongman coming up this weekend (4/1/2017) Europes Strongest Man. Breaking down the events and more. 

 

Stay tuned for a BONUS episode later this week dedicated to how to prepare for your first contest. 

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Mar 21, 2017

Jacob Fincher is a Strongman competitor from Waxahachie, Texas where he runs his nutrition store Irok Nutrition. Jacob has been competing in Strongman for under a year but has already earned his pro card by being the highest placing American at the Arnold Amatuer World Championships in March, We talk about how he found out about Strongman after completing his football career, what he has learned about competing in the past year and what is next.


If interested in supplements, meal prep services, etc visit his store Irok Nutriton in Waxahachie, Texas or follow @IrokNutrition on Facebook & Instagram. You can follow Jacob @jfincher56 and Jacob Fincher on facebook.

 

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Mar 14, 2017

John "One Legged Lightning" Stitt is a Strongman competitor who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2013, that didn't stop him from competing in Strongman though as John just competed in the first ever Arnold Disabled Strongman competition. 

Kalle & John talk about training with 1 leg, Disabled Strongman contests, the growth of the division and some of the athletes in it a long with how he views the "No excuses" comments" 

Follow John on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @OneleggedLightning 

You can pick up his shirts to support his travel to contests HERE

 

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Mar 7, 2017

This week Its a SOLO podcast, The same reason people love me is the same reason people hate me. That I can talk.... A lot. 

 

The Arnold is the biggest weekend in strength so there is plenty to talk about. From why Eddie Hall wasn't at the Arnold, Jerry Pritchett breaking he elephant bar deadlift record, how it is its own world record and how it compares to Eddie Hall's 500kg deadlift. Brian Shaw's dominance Thor making the podium and his increased static strength.

The Amateur Strongman world championships, the first ever PRO Strongwoman world championships and how big of a deal that is. 

 

 

Feb 28, 2017

This week we interview Kaitlin Burgess, a Pro Strongwoman in the Middleweight & Heavyweight division Kaitlin will be competing this weekend at the first ever Arnold Pro Strongwoman contest and we talk all about what that means for Strongwoman, how she feels to be a part of it, her competition, whats next and how she got started in the sport. 

 

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Feb 21, 2017

This week Kalle & Mike preview the upcoming Arnold Strongman Classic and catch up on news and rumors in the Strongman world.

 

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Feb 14, 2017

This weeks guest Jerry Pritchett is one of the top strongmen in the world. Jerry is multiple time Worlds Strongest Man Finalist, Arnold Classic competitor, the first American to deadlift 1,000lbs and the American record holder in the deadlift. Kalle talks with Jerry about his career in Strongman, how he approaches deadlift training, the upcoming Arnold classic including a new event! 

 

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Feb 7, 2017

Davis Diley is a ASC Pro Strongman who won his pro card in 2016 at just 25 years of age Davis is extremely strong and knowledgeable on the sport applying his unique training style that has fueled his success and many of his clients.

You can contact Davis for Online Coaching at DavisDiley.com and follow him on Instagram @Pro_Strongman_Davis

 

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Jan 31, 2017

Bryan Benzel is a Pro Strongman who made his debut at Worlds Strongest Man in 2016. Kalle & Bryan talk about Bryan's rise in the sport, how it was getting an invite to Worlds, competing at WSM and whats next.

 

You can follow Bryan @BBenzel 

 

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Jan 24, 2017

Chris Vachio is a veteren Strongman competitor and contest promoter full of history in the sport and one of the funniest guys around, a long with that he promoted the first adaptive Strongman contest in North America and continues to promote adaptive Strongman. Check out the interview and follow him on Instagram @Vachio & Facebook 

 

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Jan 17, 2017

This weeks guest Zydrunas Savickas is considered by most to be the strongest man of all time with 4 Worlds Strongest Man titles, 8 Arnold Classic titles, ... We could have spent an hour listing all of Zydrunas's accolades, records and titles but we focused on his start in Strongman, How Strongman is in Lithuania, his powerlifting career, first time competing at Worlds Strongest Man. Comparing the Arnold Classic to Worlds Strongest Man, Dealing with injuries, upcoming seminars, Did he really invent the Z Press? How he uses machines in his training. Why he slimmed down to become lean Z and what his goals are for competing in 2017.

 

Upcoming seminar dates for Big Z 

 

4th of February The Strongman Sanctuary Kent England

2nd April Trojan Fitness Bristol England

17th June Centaur Fitness Belfast Ireland

18th June The Forge Gym Cork Ireland 

 

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Jan 10, 2017

This Weeks guest Ken Nowicki started competing in the sport of Strongman at 17 in his home country of Scotland, he went on to win 4 Scottish national titles and compete at Europes Strongest Man, The Arnold Amateur World Championships, China and more. Ken has since moved to Denver, CO and runs Cerberus Strength USA Ken is now aiming to compete in a Giants Live contest & earn his HW pro card. 

 

 

You can follow Ken @KNStrongman and at KNStrongman.com

 

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Jan 3, 2017

Zack McCarley began his strongman career in 2006, studying under longtime professional strongman Grant Higa, Zack McCarley went on to become one of the most decorated lightweight strongman that the USA has ever produced. Some of Zack’s accolades include being an All-American wrestler in the NCWA, winning a lightweight pro card in strongman, 11 “top ten” national placings in strongman, six strongman national championship titles at various weight classes, and even a world record and world championship in the 90kg class for strongman; much of this was accomplished while completing his BS and MS in chemistry. Zack is also well known for being a multifaceted athlete and coach, Zack excels at goal setting, mindset, and especially strongman technique and body movement.

For more information go to http://strongmantechnique.com follow @ZackMcCarley

Sign up for Zack's upcoming seminar in Oregon City 1/21/17 HERE

 

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Dec 27, 2016

Paul Smith is a rising star in the sport of Strongman at just 22 years of age he has won UK's Strongest Junior, England's Strongest Man and took 2nd at the inaugural Worlds Strongest Junior (23 and under) Paul recently won Battle 4 Britain's as well and is now qualified for Britains Strongest Man! 

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Dec 20, 2016

Mike Bartos is the creator of the Stone of Steel the first plate loadable Atlas Stone along with his entire Power Center equipment line. Mike also runs his gym Power Center located in Youngstown, Ohio 

For more info on his gym and product line go to http://www.mbpowercenter.com 

Follow them on Instagram @MBPowerCenter

 

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Dec 13, 2016

Alex Viada, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and USA Triathlon Coach, is the founder and co-owner of Complete Human Performance. A lifelong athlete, he has participated and competed in nearly every sport imaginable (some with greater success than others), since being dragged to his first swim meet when he was four years old.

Alex has close to 13 years of personal training and coaching experience with over 300 athletes of all ages and levels, in sports ranging from bodybuilding to ultra running to triathlon to cycling to powerlifting. He has also prepared close to 40 individuals for Ranger School, SFAS, BUD/s, and other selective military programs.

His Hybrid Training method is simple — it consists of breaking down the demands and unique stressors of every type of training an athlete requires, and programming to target specific demands, not “labels” (i.e. “strength training,” “conditioning,” “endurance training,” etc.). The result is a style of programming that has produced a significant number of powerlifting triathletes and 300+ pound runners. Many athletes working with Complete Human Performance find themselves setting personal records in strength, speed and distance at the same time–something that was traditionally seen as impossible.

For more information vist CompleteHumanPerformance.com

 

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Dec 6, 2016

Brad Baldwin is a 2x Strongman Corporation national champion in the 150lb weight division. Brad has been competing in Strongman for around a decade. Brad has also done work as a professional model all over the world and currently works as a personal trainer based in New York City along with providing online coaching for successful athletes such as past guest Richie Stout.

You can learn more about Brad on his website bradbaldwinfitness.com and on follow him on Instagram @TheBradBaldwin

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Dec 1, 2016

Two episodes this week! In this bonus episode Kalle & Mike catch up on Strongman happenings including the Kaz classic this weekend which Mike will be competing in the 265 weight class & Kalle will be attending and running the live stream which you can watch on our Youtube Channel! They also talk about tapering correctly for a Strongman contest, The TV premier of Worlds Strongest Man, why it is not live streamed, A Strongwoman expo in Dubai of all places then at around minute 56 as an extra bonus Kalle interviews Norwegian Strongwoman Kikki Berli-Johnsen who just competed in Dubai to talk about the experience, the growth of Strongwoman and the awesome contest she is a part of SCL Norway - The Strongest Viking 2017

Follow Kiki on Instagram @Kikkibj for more info on Strongman in Norway join the Strongman Norge Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/429288597133494/ 

 

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Nov 29, 2016

Richie "Lights Out" Stout is one of the top 175lb (80kg) Strongmen in the country. Well this year he won the Arnold World Championships and Strongman Corp Nationals so it is hard to argue he is not the #1 ranked Lightweight in the World.

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Nov 22, 2016

This week we have on Chad Croft a Strongman promoter in Australia. Chad & Kalle talk about Strongman, how to grow the sport, how it is ran in Australia the upcoming event Australia's Strongest Man and most of all Chad's new format called Static Monsters which is a global event happening on Thanksgiving for more info follow @Static_Monsters and go to http://www.staticmonsters.com

Nov 15, 2016

 

Tom Hibbert  owns a private strength & conditioning facility in the UK (Winning Health Solutions) & a Strength Coach/Personal Trainer Education company (Winning Performance). He is also a 3 x national (England) Strongman Champion at u90kg and placed 2nd at World’s Strongest Man u90kg in 2016.

Not only has he proved himself in the sport, but that of his clients as well. He can take a strongman from novice to the international stage, like with Aaron Page. He has taken other seasoned strongmen from obscurity to the same level, like Lee Forbister. With this success he has started to be sought out by many other competitors, most recently with Slovenia’s Strongest Man & WSM competitor Matjaz Belsak. Contact Tom at http://www.winning-performance.uk for coaching inquiries 

 

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