Jedd Johnson

Meet Jedd Johnson. Jedd is a FIVE time world record holder in grip sport, specifically in the pinch. He currently holds the number two position in the Two Handed Pinch Dead Lift, set in 2011 with 121.65 kg (that’s 267.33 pounds!) He’s been published in My Mad Methods, Men’s Fitness, and Experience Life. He’s also one of the founders of the Diesel Crew (along with Jim “Smitty” Smith) and a highly successful Internet entrepreneur. He runs a top notch membership site that offers cutting edge information and techniques to enhance every training program and has several strength oriented products available through the… Read More »

Callie Durbrow

Happy Wednesday! Today’s interview is Level II Underground Strength Coach and the owner of Durbrow Performance Training in Boston, Massachusetts, Callie Durbrow. This is truly a trainer’s interview so, if you’re in the business pay close attention. First off, if you’re a coach, Callie has a new product launching this week Complex Conditioning – Barbells. This is a great guide for implementing barbell complexes into your client’s and small group’s routines. Complexes are a great way to get a lot of work in in a short time. Callie builds them beautifully and there are over thirty different complexes to choose… Read More »

Andrea Walker

Meet Andrea Walker, local Birminghamian, marketing executive, Crossfit enthusiast, yoga instructor and the brains and passion behind a new fitness software package targeting people’s motivation through a more thorough assessment of where they are based on who they are, aptly named Fit-ability. Listen in as we discuss fitness, motivation, inspiration and Little House on the Prairie. To listen to the interview, CLICK HERE! To download, right click and ‘Save As.’ To watch the video GO HERE! To our perfect imperfection, Dave Read More »

Kevin Sheerin

Say hello to my good friend and fellow Strengthology Coach Kevin Sheerin. Kevin lives in Dublin, Ireland and for a young man of 24 years has seen quite a bit of life. Before getting himself into fitness Kevin was a career poker player who played for BIG stakes. The downside of this is that in order to be successful he had to spend all day most days sitting in front of his computer, playing cards. That meant a very sedentary lifestyle and diet consistent of almost exclusively fast food, most often delivery. After reaching a crisis point with his weight… Read More »

Khaled Elmasri

Meet Khaled.  Khlaled is is a trainer and the fitness manager of a 24 Hour Fitness just outside of San Francisco, California. In addition to managing a gi-normous facility (60,000 sq feet) and a full stable of trainers (20+) Khaled is putting together a workshop, the NorCal Fitness Summit, on October 26 and 27th. Listen in as we discuss training, leadership, personal development, what it’s like to be a big guy in the fitness industry and gain an even deeper understanding about what constitutes country music. To listen in, CLICK HERE! To download, right click and ‘Save As.’ To watch GO… Read More »

Christopher Lopez

Christopher Lopez, AKA “The Jersey Beast,” is passionate about his work. One of the many Underground Strength coaches inspired and motivated by Zach Even-Esh, he sees his mission as more than just producing better athletes or helping adults meet fitness goals. Chris’s mission is to have an impact and show each of the kids who walks through his door just how capable they really are and to arm them with the confidence to make something out of that capability. Listen in as we wax poetic about strength, training, young athletes, potential and the true hazards of the Smith machine. To… Read More »

Eric Hulse

Yes, Eric Hulse IS Elliott Hulse’s younger brother, and now that that’s said, that’s all we’re gonna say about that. Except that, like his brother, Eric is poised to make a significant impact in the health and fitness world. Eric’s focus on health, strength, fitness and well, wellness centers around it’s foundation, nutrition, but nutrition in a way you might not have considered before. Consider, your body is affected by everything you put in it. Not so radical, right? We all know we are what we eat. But consider this: We intake more than just food — thoughts, ideas, impressions,… Read More »

Brian Lederman

By all rights Brian Lederman shouldn’t be here.  And by here I mean HERE, as in among the living.  Raised in a highly dysfunctional household under a single mother crippled by addiction and her own abusive past, Brian, at the tender age of nine, discovered, after a prolonged and undetected infection and an unplanned stay in the hospital, that he was now a Type I diabetic. Fast Forward another 6 or so equally dysfunctional years full of drug and sexual abuse, parental neglect and the not infrequent hospital stay.  At 15 Brian found his salvation.  It came from the mall,… Read More »

Teiko Reindorf

Meet Teiko. Teiko Reindorf is a multi force talent based out of Toronto, Canada.  A top-notch illustrator and trainer, he’s the co-author and illustrator of an online training comic Mighty Trainer If you’re a follower of Elliott Hulse then you may have also seen Teiko as he’s made a big mark in the Non-Jobs group and has just returned from a month long internship at Strengthcamp in St. Petersburg. Teiko is one of my favorite people.  As you can see from his picture he is BIG and unapologetically so.  In fact, his latest product Big Man Strong is a celebration… Read More »

Mace Clinkenbeard

As a writer I pay attention to names.  You might say I’m a bit of a collector.  Cool names catch my attention and I hold on to them, sometimes just to trot out and say, “Hey, have you heard this cool name?”  Mace Clinkenbeard made the short list.  Which I’m very happy about because not only does Mace have one of the coolest names I’ve ever heard, he’s also one of the coolest people I’ve ever met. Mace started his strength journey as a female athlete.  He started with basketball and moved on to shot put and hammer in high… Read More »

Jennifer Conlin

Meet Mental Meat Head Jennifer Conlin.  Jennifer is the head Coach at CrossFit Legitimus in Canton, Connecticut.  Self described as “Sporty” Jennifer has a history of athletic involvement in nearly every shade of the spectrum from endurance sports, like cycling, to her current passion, Olympic Lifting. Listen in as we discuss the fitness industry, training and the ups and downs of running a gym in the “new” economy.  To listen click HERE.  To download, Right Click and ‘Save As.’ To our perfect imperfection, Dave Read More »

Chris Dwelle

Today it is my extreme pleasure to introduce my good friend, Chris Dwelle.  Chris and I met at Elliott Hulse’s first in-house seminar in St. Petersburg, Florida in the fall of 2011.  We quickly found common ground and before the weekend was over had become fast friends. Chris lives in Augusta, Maine and runs his own facility, Impact Strength and Fitness.  His passion for strength and it’s ability to change lives is evident in everything he does.  Check out his YouTube channel where he chronicles not only his own journey, but shares the growth of his gym and clients as well.… Read More »