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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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Sep 19, 2017

Matt Mills is a 105kg Pro Strongman with a third place finish at America's Strongest Man. He is now a few weeks out of Strongman Corporation Nationals where he is looking to win his heavyweight pro card. 

Matt also owns and runs one of the best Strongman gyms in the world Lightning Fitness located in South Windsor, CT and has wrote numerous articles as a columnist for EliteFTS 

 

Matt talks with Kalle Beck & Michael Battaglino about running a Strongman gym, building a community, some America's Strongest Man 105kg talk, how Matt approaches training for himself and clients and more.

Follow Matt Mills and contact him for online coaching on Instagram @MillsFitness & Facebook 

 

Check out Lightning Fitness on Facebook, Instagram and http://www.lightning-fitness.net

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Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

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Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

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Sep 14, 2017

Pat Davidson is a Strongman competitor who has competed at the Arnold World Championships but more than that Pat has a PHD in Exercise Physiology and one of the smartest people in the sport. 

Kalle and Pat talk about how his students (Rob Kearney, Andrew Triana, etc) got him into Strongman training, how he did and would approach Strongman training and his new book MASS II which is a treasure trove of knowledge which you can pick up here

 https://rebel-performance.com/product/mass-two/ 

Follow Pat on Facebook, Instagram and pick up MASS II

Follow @StartingStrongman & @ChronosStrength

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Become a supporting member on Patreon and get some sweet swag!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

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Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

Sep 5, 2017

Boston Jacobs is a middleweight Strongman competitor with a 2nd place finish at Nationals and has competed at the Arnold Amateur World Championships. A former wrestler who battled dark bouts of depression and a suicide attempt after his career ended. We talk about how art helped him come out of this dark time and how he now uses Strength as a platform for suicide awareness and prevention. 

Follow Boston on his Blog, Facebook, Instagram & Youtube

Follow @StartingStrongman & @ChronosStrength

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Brought to you by Renaissance Periodization 

 

Become a supporting member on Patreon and get some sweet swag!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

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Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

Aug 29, 2017

This week Kalle traveled up to Santa Cruz Strength to talk to the owner Clay Edgin about his story in purchasing and running a Strength gym. Clay is a longtime friend and Strongman competitor along with competing in grip contests, MAS Wrestling, Powerlifting and more. We chat about his back story, going from a corporate job to running a gym, what he has learned and advice for anyone that wants to do the same. 

Follow the gym on Instagram @SantaCruzStrength, SantaCruzStrength.com and on Facebook.

Follow the new location in Aptos, CA Aptos Village Strength opening October 1st on Facebook


You can follow Clay @SwoleBiz on Instagram and on Facebook

Follow @StartingStrongman & @ChronosStrength

Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

Brought to you by Renaissance Periodization 

 

Become a supporting member on Patreon and get some sweet swag!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

Shop using our affiliate links on Amazon & Rogue Fitness to support this podcast!

Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

Aug 22, 2017

This Weeks guest Jessica Fithen won the SHW championship belt at United States Strongman Nationals and has a strong meme game.

Jessica signed up for coaching with Kalle Beck after USS Worlds and we talk about her start in the sport, finding something you enjoy, improving her deadlift, the value in driving hours away to train with the right group and more.

Follow @StartingStrongman & @ChronosStrength

Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

 

Become a supporting member on Patreon and get some sweet swag!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

Shop using our affiliate links on Amazon & Rogue Fitness to support this podcast!

Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

Aug 15, 2017

Brian Clark won his ASC Pro Card in the heavyweight division by winning the Dallas Europa and is just back from competing in China, Russia and at Giants Live. 

We Talk training, The Strongman scene in Arizona past and present, and more

 

Follow @StartingStrongman & @ChronosStrength

Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

 

Become a supporting member on Patreon and get some sweet swag!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

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Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

Aug 9, 2017

Caitlin Yuhas is a Pro Strongwoman in the Lightweight and Middleweight category she won the Lightweight Arnold Amateur World Championships and United States Strongwoman Nationals in the Middleweight category. 

 

Follow Caitlin @ceyuhas on Instagram

 

Follow @StartingStrongman & @ChronosStrength

Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

 

Become a supporting member on Patreon and get some sweet swag!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

Shop using our affiliate links on Amazon & Rogue Fitness to support this podcast!

Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

Aug 2, 2017

Christina Bangma is a top ranked Lightweight Strongwoman competitor who has won United States Strongman Worlds, Competed in the Arnold Classic and is fresh off her win at USS nationals. Christina also runs Champs Academy gym in Huntington, Indiana.

Follow Christina on Facebook, & Instagram @EatCake_LiftHeavy

 

Follow @StartingStrongman & @ChronosStrength

Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

 

Become a supporting member on Patreon and get some sweet swag!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

Shop using our affiliate links on Amazon & Rogue Fitness to support this podcast!

Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

Jul 25, 2017

This weeks guest is Steve Barkley who hosted United States Strongman 2017. 

Kalle & Steve talk about how it come about, everything that goes into hosting such a large event behind the scenes and more.

For more information visit UnitedStatesStrongman.com MIStrongman.com BarkelyStrongman.com or follow him on Facebook and Instagram @SPjb40

 

Follow @StartingStrongman & @ChronosStrength

Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

 

Become a supporting member on Patreon and get some sweet swag!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

Shop using our affiliate links on Amazon & Rogue Fitness to support this podcast!

Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

Jul 18, 2017

This week we have Lynn Morehouse of Train Strongman back on (check previous episode 78 for the first interview) to talk about hosting the "Official Strongman Games" and answering questions about how the online qualifiers will work.

Kalle also talks about his recent competition.

For more info on the Official Strongman Games check out @TrainStrongman TrainStrongman.com & OfficialStrongman.com

 

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Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com use code STRONGTALK to get $5 off EACH month That is just $10 a month!

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

Shop using our affiliate links on Amazon & Rogue Fitness to support this podcast!

Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

Jul 3, 2017

This Week Kalle Beck talks to Michael Battaglino about what happened to StartingStrongman.com and what is next.

If you want to help fund the rebuild of the website  and more consider becoming a supporting member on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/StartingStrongman

 

We also discuss the release of Strongman Corporation Nationals events, our thoughts and if we will compete. Along with talking about Kalle's first contest in two years which is this weekend. 

 

 

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Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com use code STRONGTALK to get $5 off EACH month That is just $10 a month!

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

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Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

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Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

 

 

Jun 27, 2017

Anthony Fuhrman won his pro card in the middleweight (105kg/231lb) class at the Mid Atlantic Strongman Challenge. Kalle talks with Anthony about his career in Strongman, how he approaches training, dieting down to 231 to go pro without the traditional water cut, whats next and a bit of pro wrestling. 

Follow Anthony on Instagram @strongman_afuhr5757/

 

Follow @StartingStrongman & @ChronosStrength 

Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com use code STRONGTALK to get $5 off EACH month That is just $10 a month!

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

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Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

Shop using our affiliate links on Amazon & Rogue Fitness to support this podcast!

Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

 

Jun 20, 2017

This week we have Canada's Nutrition Coach aka Dain Wallis on talking to Kalle Beck about competing in the Arnold Classic, just missing the finals twice, coming back from injury correctly by fixing the imbalance and movement patterns. How Dain approaches dieting with himself and clients, and we tease a breathing and bracing article Rain wrote for StartingStrongman.com 

 

Follow Dain on Instagram @CanadasNutritionCoach & DainWallis.com

 

Follow @StartingStrongman & @ChronosStrength 

Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com use code STRONGTALK to get $5 off EACH month That is just $10 a month!

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

Shop using our affiliate links on Amazon & Rogue Fitness to support this podcast!

Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

 

Jun 13, 2017

In Kalle's hotel room in New Braunfels, Texas two young up and coming Pro Strongman stop by to... Record a podcast. Robert Kearney & Adam Derks are part of the future of the sport and before they compete at IFS1 we sit down and talk about training, traveling to WSM, how you can be so strong at just 24 years of age. How Adam built his deadlift and Rob built his Log Press and how the week was leading up to IFS1.

 

Follow Rob Kearney on Facebook & Instagram @Worlds_Strongest_Gay

Sign up for coaching with Rob HERE

Follow Adam Derks on Facebook & Instagram @AJ_Derks a long with his online coaching page @Derks.Strong 

Jun 6, 2017

Andrew Triana is one of the smartest people we have ever talked to about training and the sport of Strongman. This episode is jam packed with tips and advice on training and you will be stronger once you are done listening. 

Follow Andrew on Instagram @AndTriana and his company The Performance Vibe on Facebook, Instagram @ThePerformanceVibe

 

May 30, 2017

Kalle Beck & Michael Battaglino recap a very exciting and eventful Worlds Strongest Man from conspiracies theories, to amazing performances and everything in between!

 

If you don't want spoilers don't listen.

 

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Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com use code STRONGTALK to get $5 off EACH month That is just $10 a month!

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

Shop using our affiliate links on Amazon & Rogue Fitness to support this podcast!

Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

 

May 23, 2017

This week Kalle is joined by now first time recurring guest Chris Vachio who just got done promoting America's Strongest Disabled man. Chris talks about the contest, contest promotion and his next show "Unspeakable Strength III" The heaviest amateur Strongman contest in the world. 

 

Follow Chris on Facebook and @Vachio

 

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Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com use code STRONGTALK to get $5 off EACH month That is just $10 a month!

Interested in Strongman Coaching? Fill out the form at StrongmanCoach.Com

Visit our Shop for all your training needs!

Pick up some apparel and get instantly stronger. 

Shop using our affiliate links on Amazon & Rogue Fitness to support this podcast!

Check out exclusive discounts from our sponsors

 

May 16, 2017

On This weeks episode Kalle Beck & Michael Battaglino recap Arnold South Africa and look ahead to give insight and predictions on this years Worlds Strongest Man and that the real storyline should be that Brian Shaw & Zydrunas Savickas are both going for their 5th title. 

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May 9, 2017

This weeks guest Lynn Morehouse is a Strongman competitor and contest promoter. Lynn runs the beloved group in North Carolina Train Strongman. Lynn talks about starting out in the sport and how it helped him go from a sedentary life style to losing a significant amount of weight, starting a training crew, love of the sport, how they promote a successful contest and tips for contest promoters.

 

Follow Train Strongman and be sure to make it out to one of their upcoming shows!  TrainStrongman.com , Facebook & Instagram @TrainStrongman

May 2, 2017

This weeks guest Dave Daly is a ASC Pro Strongman in the middleweight (105kg/231lb) division. He won his pro card in 2014 a long with his first pro contest "Mid America's Strongest Man" a few weeks later. Dave has since been chasing his Heavyweight pro card with multiple podium finishes at Strongman Corporation nationals but just missing the overall and the pro card. 

Dave is fresh off competing at the Mid-Atlantic Strongman Challenge a Open pro show which allowed him to compete against some of the best HW Pros in America. Dave had a very consistent day placing 2nd in every event which was just enough to take the overall win by 1/2 a point over Robert Oberst.

Listen in as we talk about Dave's history in the sport, changing weight classes, winning the Mid-Atlantic Strongman Challenge, what is next and what he has done to bring up his pressing strength 

 

Follow Dave on Facebook & Instagram @AscPro_DaveDaly Also subscribe to his Youtube channel for some of the best contest videos you will see

https://www.youtube.com/user/durvegotti

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.

 

Follow Kimberly on Facebook & Instagram @strongwoman_kimmylawrance

 

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Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com use code STRONGTALK to get $5 off EACH month That is just $10 a month!

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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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Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com use code STRONGTALK to get $5 off EACH month That is just $10 a month!

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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 

 

Pick up The Cube Method For Strongman 3 HERE 

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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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Support this podcast by hitting Subscribe and giving a 5 star rating!

 

Sign up for Strongman programming at just $15 a month! StrongmanProgram.com use code STRONGTALK to get $5 off EACH month 

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