Strong By Design Podcast

Strong By Design Podcast

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We believe that you are STRONG BY DESIGN. We believe you were created in God’s image to have a strong body, mind and spirit. The Strong by Design podcast is the #1 resource for strength, health, and fitness solutions in the world. Tune in for expert interviews, fitness tips, nutrition advice, free workout sheets, supplement giveaways all while being encouraged, inspired and entertained. Brought to you by Critical Bench who reaches over 30 million fans per month between our email newsletter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. Two New Episodes go LIVE every week on Wednesday’s and Friday’s. So let’s get ready to unlock your potential and transform your life!


84 The TRUTH About Alcohol and a Healthy Lifestyle
Nov 13 • 44 min
Living a healthy lifestyle does not mean having to give up all the things you love. A healthy lifestyle is about balance and being able to incorporate all the things you enjoy while still hitting and maintaining your goals. In this episode Coach Tonya and…
83 Mastering Menopause - Understanding ‘The Change’ all Women Face
Nov 6 • 45 min
You cannot avoid it ladies, however, what you can do is start doing things now that will carry over into your transition through menopause to support you having the best experience possible. In this podcast, Coach Tonya Fines and Samantha Harrison talk…
82 Sports & Fitness ‘Saved Me from a Life of Crime’ ft. Luka Hocevar
Oct 30 • 87 min
From Slovenia to Seattle and from teenage defiance to professional basketball, Luka Hocevar has an amazing story of growth, passion and perseverance. His profound love of sports and fitness truly saved him from the “wrong” path, bad decisions and a dead…
81 The TWO Brains in the Body with Dr Gordon Pedersen
Oct 23 • 51 min
The small and large lifestyle decisions made every single day directly affect the two brains of the body. Scientist, Doctor and Researcher Gordon Pedersen has dedicated his life to finding out how the body functions, survives and thrives. In this episode…
80 Struggling Laptop Entrepreneurs with Justin Feldman
Oct 16 • 71 min
Our lowest moments in life can be used to inspire change and victory in others. Justin Feldman found his strength in his darkest times and now uses his struggles to help others overcome all odds. Performing at your best in any area of life requires not…
79 Mentorship & Massive Action ft. Gregg Clunis - Tiny Leaps Big Changes Podcast
Oct 9 • 43 min
“All big changes come from the tiny leaps you take every day.” This one sentence defines how Gregg Clunis is transforming the world… His philosophy has become a hit podcast show heard by millions of people all over the world, a book and a thriving digital…
78 The Truth About WILLPOWER ft. Bob Brubaker 19x Ironman
Oct 2 • 51 min
In today’s episode, Mike Westerdal and Chris Wilson are honored to discuss this subject with Bob Brubaker and John Trebino, hosts of The Powerbreak Podcast. Life is filled with tests, temptations and struggles every single day. If we think we are capable…
77 Where Do You Get Your HOPE From?
Sep 25 • 76 min
To look at Michelle Klepacki what you see is a beautiful, strong, vibrant woman full of life and with a MEGAWATT smile. What you don’t see and what you would never guess is her incredible story of beating insurmountable odds TWICE! Michelle’s inspiring…
76 Be UNSTOPPABLE with Craig Ballantyne
Sep 18 • 45 min
Most of us get caught up in life’s dead ends and we feel trapped and helpless. We want great things for ourselves but our day to day living doesn’t quite match our dreams. In these moments we need guidance and direction from someone who has been there and…
75 The Truth About Modern Day Slavery - End Human Trafficking
Sep 11 • 63 min
Although slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past, human traffickers generate hundreds of billions of dollars in profits by trapping millions of people in horrific situations around the world, including here in the U.S. Traffickers use…
BONUS A Dark Evil Secret in Our Own Backyard
Sep 6 • 22 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
74 The Freedom of Saying ‘NO’ & Being Bold w/ Melissa Monte from Mind Love
Sep 4 • 49 min
In a world of non-stop hustle, we often find ourselves maxed out in day to day life. All of the little things we say ‘YES’ to without realizing how it’s killing us inside. Most of us are guilty of fulfilling the needs of others while disregarding what…
BONUS Living in the NOW and Being Fully Present
Aug 30 • 23 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
73 14-Day Rational Fasting with Elliott Hulse
Aug 28 • 54 min
YouTube sensation and Strength Camp Founder Elliott Hulse visited the CriticalBench Compound to shed some light on the often confused subject of FASTING. Elliott has been using fasting for 20 years as a serious strongman competitor and health & fitness…
BONUS Our Mystery YouTube Star, Paralysis by Analysis, Fasting, Emotional Eating, Life, Death & Faith
Aug 23 • 33 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
72 The Search for the PERFECT Protein with Dr David Minkoff
Aug 21 • 66 min
Dr. Minkoff is an alternative healthcare expert, guest lecturer, writer, tv and radio show guest. He also authors two weekly newsletters, the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter and the Optimum Health Report. In this episode our very own Holistic Health…
BONUS Fighting LEAKY Gut & Chronic Disease with Amino Acids
Aug 16 • 22 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
71 How Amazing Storytelling Transforms the World w/ Kylie Slavik
Aug 14 • 41 min
Kylie Slavick is a Slam Poet gone Digital Marketer and Brand Storyteller whose generated millions of dollars for her clients through authentic storytelling. Her first story based ad campaign generated $2.5 Million in the women’s coaching industry in just…
BONUS Personal Mastery - Getting Clear, Getting Centered & Getting Successful
Aug 9 • 25 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
70 Rock ‘N Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change w/ Brant Menswar
Aug 7 • 56 min
Brant Menswar is a critically-acclaimed author, award-winning musician and the CEO and founder of Rock Star Impact… His son battled some terrifying health issues… which rocked his faith in God. In this episode Coach Chris dives deep into Brant’s book Rock…
BONUS Amplify Your Life & Live Like a Rock Star!
Aug 2 • 21 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
69 Overcoming Fear with the ‘Mindright Maniac’ Todd Durkin
Jul 31 • 85 min
Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, is an internationally recognized strength, speed and conditioning coach, personal trainer, body worker, motivational speaker, and author who motivates, educates, and inspires people worldwide. Todd is incredible passionate about…
BONUS Never Let FEAR Overcome You - Live Your Passion
Jul 26 • 22 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
68 Ripped Over 40 with LIVE ANABOLIC’s Gary Walker
Jul 24 • 49 min
When life gets in the way with family and career and you only make time for everything and everyone else… bad things happen. FACT - If you never devote time to yourself your body goes to crap. This scenario is so common that even some of the coaches here…
BONUS Pushing Back Father Time & Getting LEAN After 40
Jul 19 • 24 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
67 MVP Wife - What It’s Really Like Being Married to an Entrepreneur
Jul 17 • 82 min
Today on the show we have Courtney Westerdal, MVP wife and co-owner of Critical Bench publishing with her husband Mike, sharing with us her wife perspective on being a team player, a wife, a mother and … a huge Boston Red Sox fan! In this episode Courtney…
BONUS Behind Every Great Man is a Strong Woman
Jul 12 • 21 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
66 The Mindset to be a WINNER w/ JV Crum III from Conscious Millionaire
Jul 10 • 55 min
It’s time to THINK BIGGER! To change and reset your self-defeating mindset. Attaining the mindset of a winner takes work and lots of discipline. Overcoming the NO’s that other people tell you and the ones you tell yourself are huge hurdles in life. JV…
BONUS Finding Your Purpose in Life is Essential
Jul 5 • 24 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
65 Stealing From God with Dr Frank Turek from Cross Examined
Jul 3 • 60 min
Led by Frank Turek and other Christian apologists, CrossExamined.org exists to address the problem that 3-out-of-4 Christian youth leave the church while in college, many because they are intellectually skeptical. Coach Chris was honored to connect with…
BONUS We Don’t Have Enough Faith to be Athiests
Jun 28 • 24 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
64 Everyone Has a Story to Tell - The Growth Now Movement w/ Justin Schenck
Jun 26 • 56 min
While some stories are more painful or filled with more struggle than others it’s important to understand that we all have something to say in this life. Justin Schenck from the Growth Now Movement podcast visited the Critical Bench Compound and sat down…
BONUS Moving Past Your Past & What Matters Most
Jun 21 • 19 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
63 Training For Warriors w/ Martin Rooney from Into the Roar
Jun 19 • 42 min
Martin Rooney is an internationally-recognized entrepreneur, fitness expert, sought-after presenter and best-selling author. He is the founder of the Training for Warriors system that operates in over 275 facilities in 28 countries worldwide. As a coach,…
BONUS Never Be Comfortable If You Want To Be Great!
Jun 14 • 20 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
62 The POWER of Movement w/ Dr Mike of MoveU
Jun 12 • 36 min
Tune in to this Strong By Design episode as co-host Brian Klepacki sits down with Founder and Owner of MoveU, Dr. Mike Wasilisin. Dr. Mike & MoveU co-founder Andrew created the MoveU program for anyone who works hard for a great life and refuses to settle…
BONUS Get Off Your Butt and MOVE!
Jun 7 • 17 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
61 Get OUT OF PAIN with Movement - Shirtless Dude from MoveU
Jun 5 • 35 min
A life of inactivity to avoid pain is not a life worth living! Coach Chris Wilson sits down with MoveU Co-Founder and Program Creator Andrew Dettelbach aka “the Shirtless Dude.” Andrew is known for his hypermobile ripped physique but he’s not ONLY brawny……
BONUS Movements IMPACT on Mind & Body
May 31 • 16 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
60 24-Hour Testosterone Fix with Chris & Tonya
May 29 • 41 min
The 24-Hour Testosterone Fix is a blueprint for men at any age to begin fixing their broken T levels. Whether it’s a lack of sleep, over consumption of processed foods or drinking down energy drinks just to feel awake…. men have more control than they…
BONUS Taking Control of SCREWED UP Hormones
May 24 • 21 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
59 The Procrastination Cure with Wendy Hart
May 22 • 61 min
Coach Tonya Fines digs down deep with Wendy to uncover some amazing, life-changing strategies to overcome procrastination, self-doubt and anxiety. Wendy has over 25 years’ experience in human behavior, sales and psychology, and using neuroscience and…
BONUS Overcoming Panic, Anxiety & Laziness
May 17 • 19 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
58 Save Your Marriage with Todd & Allison Kuslikis
May 15 • 57 min
Todd & Allison had it all but overtime things slowly took a turn for the worse… and it left them on the edge of divorce, nearly shutting down their multi-million dollar business. But that all changed after God intervened. Tune in to this Strong By Design…
BONUS Finding Healing & Freedom in Transformation
May 10 • 18 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
57 Back to Life with Emily Lark
May 8 • 29 min
Sometimes in life you come to a crossroads and need to find a way to Take Control of your life. Emily Lark is just that person. She is the creator and owner of Back to Life - The Complete Healthy Back System. Back to Life is a revolutionary stretching and…
BONUS Eliminating Back Pain Naturally
May 3 • 18 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
56 Redefining Strength with Cori Lefkowith
May 1 • 47 min
Cori Lefkowith is the owner of Redefining Strength, a wildly popular online fitness company and functional fitness small group training studio in Costa Mesa California. On today’s very special episode, host Brian Klepacki sat down with Cori out West in…
BONUS Power Over Your Mind is True Strength
Apr 26 • 15 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
55 The Art of ‘Balancing’ Work, Life, Fitness & Faith with Bruce Krahn
Apr 24 • 44 min
Best-selling book author and renowned fitness and health expert Bruce Krahn joins the SBD podcast show. Over the past 25 years Bruce has seen a lot of changes in the fitness and health industry… Get inside the mind of a man who knows exactly what he wants…
BONUS How Well are You Juggling the Core Four?
Apr 19 • 18 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
54 Physical KITCHNESS is Changing Women’s Lives with Chrissa Benson
Apr 17 • 35 min
Physical Kitchness was established in 2015 and has quickly gained a loyal following with a unique twist of ‘real’ talk, mom-life humor, simple recipes, meal prep hacks, and effective home workouts. Following the success of Physical Kitchness, Chrissa…
BONUS If You’re a BUSY Mom, You’re Gonna LOVE THIS!
Apr 12 • 14 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
53 #1 Muscle that FIXES Ugly Forward Head Posture with Rick Kaselj from Exercises for Injuries
Apr 10 • 31 min
Joining the show today is Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj from Exercises for Injuries who has an intimate understanding of how the body works and the negative side effects of prolonged poor posture. Good posture begins at the head. As you will hear in this…
BONUS Text Neck is KILLING Your Confidence, Sleep, Brain Health & Performance
Apr 5 • 18 min
We Believe that you are Strong By Design, Made in God’s image to have a Strong Body, Mind & Spirit. This “Teaser” episode gives you a brief look at what’s coming NEXT Wednesday in the full episode. We are so excited to deliver you outstanding information…
52 How to Hear God’s Voice with Joe LoGalbo
Apr 3 • 58 min
Fitness Entrepreneur and Copywriter Joe LoGalbo sits down with Mike Westerdal and speaks openly about his strong Christian faith and hearing God’s voice. Joe unpacks ways to speak to and listen for God in our daily lives. He addresses ways that God guides…
51 Men Over 40 Lifestyle Hacks with Lee Hayward
Mar 27 • 67 min
Lifelong bodybuilder and nutrition expert Lee Hayward visits the CriticalBench Compound. Before the days of Bodybuilding.com and YouTube, Lee was one of the very first fitness & health experts to have a website having been online since 1997! He’s…
50 The World’s MOST Average Person with Dustin Nickerson
Mar 20 • 44 min
On today’s very special episode, host Brian Klepacki sits down with Stand Up Comedian Dustin Nickerson. Dustin describes himself as “the world’s most average person” but is far from it when on stage. He brings you into his life through his clean jokes…
49 Relentless Faith with Shaun Hadsall
Mar 13 • 62 min
Founder of Get Lean in 12 and World Class copywriter Shaun Hadsall visits the Strong By Design podcast show! 20 years ago, the Body for Life transformation competition catapulted Shaun from a toxic environment into a world of health & wellness helping men…
48 Simple Green Smoothies with Jen Hansard
Mar 6 • 35 min
Jen Hansard’s wildly popular website, Simple Green Smoothies, has changed the lives of over 1 million people and made her the #1 green smoothie online resource! Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, in terms of nutrition, doesn’t have to involve counting…
47 Fat & Disgusted to Fitness Model with Luis Montoya
Feb 27 • 26 min
Growing up Luis Montoya was always active and fit, but after getting “comfortable” in a relationship and life, things changed and he found himself gaining a lot of weight and ultimately feeling “disgusted” with himself. It was at this time in his life…
46 Six Minute Fat Loss with Chandler Marchman
Feb 20 • 52 min
Coach Chris sits down with Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist Chandler Marchman and discusses training efficiency and his brand new Six Minute Fat Loss program. Designed to give the beginner to advanced athlete short yet super effective workout…
45 How to be a SUPERHERO Dad with Chris & Brian
Feb 13 • 49 min
Sometimes being a “superhero” in life simply means showing up every single day and giving your best YOU to those who matter most… On today’s very special episode, Coach Chris and Coach Brian share their very personal lives as Dads. Both hosts of the…
44 Adopting the Champion Mentality with Mike Zhang
Feb 6 • 29 min
After winning his Muay Thai title Mike began to adopt the “champion mentality” into every aspect of his life. With his tenacious spirit and intense focus he went from failing high school student to Dean’s List college graduate, more championship titles…
43 You’ll NEVER Get a Great Butt with Weak Glutes w/ Amanda McDowell
Jan 30 • 27 min
On today’s episode meet Amanda McDowell and her world-famous glutes. Coach Chris sits down with Amanda as they dive deep into her long robust athletic history. Find out the 3 exercises Amanda USED to do for glute development and what her new favorite…
42 Keto and Brain Health with Dr Dom D’Agostino
Jan 23 • 60 min
In this podcast Dr. Dom shares his background, how he became one of the “go to” researchers and teachers in this area as well as some incredible and promising insights into just how a ketogenic diet is helping to not only cure childhood epilepsy, but have…
41 Metamorphosis - Rebuilding Your Body from the Inside Out with Nick Nilsson
Jan 16 • 48 min
Your “genetic” limitations on muscle size are NOT genetic. You’ve stopped growing because your training hasn’t optimized the four key physiological factors that are essential for accessing your TRUE muscle growth potential. Coach Chris talks with the Mad…
40 Optimize Your Gut Health with Wade Lightheart from BiOptimizers
Jan 9 • 58 min
Gastrointestinal diseases are still prevalent and according to statistics, as of 2018 22% of the adult population in the US suffered from it. Do you want to know why and how you can avoid it? On today’s episode, Coach Chris talks with Wade Lightheart,…
39 Fat Burning Fingerprint with Gary Watson
Jan 2 • 60 min
Is your health regimen not working or not doing you any good? You’ve tried on different diets, but you remain the same, desperate to lose weight and be fit. The thing is you may be doing it wrong because not all diets work for all. On today’s episode,…
38 One-Minute Interval Workouts with Meredith Shirk
Dec 26, 2018 • 31 min
Do you want to be fit and healthy, but don’t have the time to go to the gym? Here’s the thing, even if you only have a minute to spare you can transform your life and be healthy. Find out how on today’s episode as Coach Brian talks with Meredith Shirk.…
37 How to be an ALPHA Dad with Chris Lopez
Dec 19, 2018 • 32 min
What does being an ALPHA Dad mean? Find out on today’s episode as Coach Tonya talks with Chris Lopez, known in social media as the ALPHA Dad. Chris shares, among other things, why he’s called the ALPHA Dad, what an active lifestyle their family have and…
36 Natural Bodybuilding Legend John Hansen
Dec 12, 2018 • 62 min
Nothing compares to hard work. Not even steroids! Listen to today’s episode to hear John Hansen’s stories from his experience as a bodybuilder, Natural Mr. Olympia, and 3x Natural Mr. Universe. Hear how bodybuilding has changed from the 70s and what John…
35 Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone with Tonya Fines
Dec 5, 2018 • 27 min
On this episode of Strong By Design Coach Chris is joined by his friend and occasional podcast host, Tonya Fines. On today’s show we get personal with Tonya as she shares her journey from being diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and Spina Bifida.…
34 3 Glute Training Barriers Preventing a Strong Round Butt with Brian Klepacki
Nov 28, 2018 • 39 min
Do you pay enough attention to your glutes? Do you know that aside from aesthetic purposes, developing your glutes has many benefits? That’s what Coach Chris and Coach Brian talk about on today’s episode of Strong By Design. They tackle the three training…
33 Riches to RAGS to Riches with Pastor Mike Thornhill
Nov 21, 2018 • 45 min
Today’s episode is about the story of Pastor Mike Thornhill, who serves as a Pastor in Feather Sound Church in Clearwater, Florida. Pastor Mike shares how he became financially rich, lost everything, got addicted and then became rich again in Christ. Hope…
32 Your HIDDEN Survival Muscle with Chris & Brian
Nov 14, 2018 • 40 min
How many hours a week are you sitting? Are you doing anything to combat the damage that sitting is causing you? Tune in to this episode of Strong By Design as Coach Chris and Coach Brian discuss the hidden survival muscle and what is actually going on in…
31 7 Fastest Ways to Increase Your Bench with Mike Westerdal
Nov 7, 2018 • 40 min
Today on Strong By Design Podcast Mike Westerdal joins Coach Chris to give us his 7 best tips on how to increase your bench. He dives deep on all things bench press and lays down a solid foundation for you to increase your strength. They also share some…
30 ROAR: Claim Your Territory with Dr Ron Eccles
Oct 31, 2018 • 52 min
Are you living a balanced life? Dr. Ron Eccles joins Coach Chris on this episode of Strong by Design to discuss how to dominate the four core areas of your life which are health, relationships, finances, and your spiritual life. So many of us concentrate…
29 Isometric MASS with Alby Gonzalez
Oct 24, 2018 • 30 min
Join Coach Brian as he sits down with fellow YouTuber and online coach Alby Gonzalez. They discuss the benefits of isometric training. If you are feeling the effects of years of “bro” workouts this episode is for you. Find out how to make your workouts…
28 Over 40 Shred with Funk Roberts
Oct 17, 2018 • 67 min
Is it possible to be over 40 and shredded? Of course! It’s never too late. Join us on this episode of the Strong By Design Podcast as Coach Chris interviews Funk Roberts an over 40 transformation specialist and MMA conditioning coach. Funk gives us tons…
27 Why Stretching Won’t Make You Flexible with Brian Klepacki
Oct 10, 2018 • 51 min
Did you know that stretching won’t make you flexible? The topic of flexibility is definitely misunderstood, so today Coach Tonya and Coach Brian sit down to hash out the misconceptions and give you a clear understanding of how to become more flexible.…
26 Bulk Up FAST with Alain Gonzalez from Muscle Monsters
Oct 3, 2018 • 30 min
Are you struggling with weight gain or gaining lean muscle mass? Join us on this episode of the Strong By Design podcast with special guest Alain Gonzalez, the skinny guy transformation specialist. Find out how Alain went from 107 lbs as a full grown…
25 Why Does God Send Storms? w/ Pastor Art Dykstra
Sep 26, 2018 • 43 min
The reality of life is that someday you will face a storm. A time in your life that will be very difficult. Listen in to this episode today as Coach Chris is joined by Pastor Art Dykstra. Pastor Art goes through the bible and teaches us how to react to…
24 #1 Driver of True Success with Kenny Klepacki
Sep 19, 2018 • 53 min
Success is so much more than our physical appearance, our popularity on social media and money in our bank accounts. True success is accomplished when we find and follow through with our God-given purpose in life. Join us today on the Strong By Design…
23 Meet Your Inner Thighs with Brian Klepacki
Sep 12, 2018 • 31 min
So, you’ve been trying to get that “thigh gap”? Tune in to this episode of Strong by Design where Coach Chris Wilson and Coach Brian Klepacki break down what you need to be doing in the gym (or at home) to work those inner thighs. They share…
22 Blueline Beauty is a BEAST with Michelle DiCapua
Sep 5, 2018 • 27 min
On today’s show Coach Chris sits down with Michelle DiCapua, Bikini competitor, CrossFitter and police officer. Michelle shares how being physically fit is essential for first responders. Whether it’s running after a suspect or performing CPR your…
21 How to Get Rid of Man Breasts with Chris Wilson
Aug 29, 2018 • 47 min
Man boobs…..nobody wants them, yet millions of males deal with this issue. Sure, you can seek medical attention but most likely they will prescribe creams, medicine or even surgery, but there are natural solutions to fix this problem. Join Coach Chris and…
20 Athlete Built with Chris Barnard from Overtime Athletes
Aug 22, 2018 • 42 min
Looking to get stronger, faster and be an all around better athlete? Then you don’t want to miss this episode! Tune in as Coach Chris Wilson interviews the creator of the Athlete Built Program and founder of Overtimeathletes, Chris Barnard.
19 #1 Exercise to Unlock Your Glutes with Brian Klepacki
Aug 15, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode, Founder of Critical Bench, Mike Westerdal interviews the Creator of Unlock Your Glutes, Coach Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS, FMS2. If you want bigger, stronger and rounder glutes, you’ll want to tune in to this episode
18 The Ketogenic Lifestyle with Fat Fueled Family Danny Vega - Part 2
Aug 9, 2018 • 47 min
Tune in to today’s Strong by Design episode to hear Part 2 of the Ketogenic Lifestyle. Keto expert, Danny Vega joins Coach Chris once again to discuss what his meals look like and how Keto has helped his children and many others health improve. If you are…
17 The Ketogenic Lifestyle with Fat Fueled Family Danny Vega - Part 1
Aug 8, 2018 • 33 min
On today’s Strong by Design episode Keto expert, Danny Vega joins Coach Chris for a 2 part episode. In this episode, you will find out Danny Vega’s extensive athletic background and how he got introduced to the Keto diet. Tune in to find out how to do…
16 Treating LOW T with Hormone Therapy with Carissa Alinat, PhD
Aug 1, 2018 • 32 min
On today’s Strong by Design episode Coach Chris sits down with Dr. Carissa Alinat who is an expert in the field of hormone therapies. Together they discuss the benefits of getting blood work done to analyze your testosterone levels. Many men suffer from…
15 Athletic Yoga for TIGHT Men & Women with Zach Zenios
Jul 25, 2018 • 52 min
Is yoga really just for chicks? Well, according to Marine Corps vet, Zach Zenios, if you haven’t tried it you’re denying a part of yourself. In our culture men want to be the alpha male, they want to be aggressive. And yes, there’s a place for that. But…
14 10 Year Overnight Success Joel Marion from Born to Impact - Part 2
Jul 19, 2018 • 29 min
On today’s episode of Strong By Design, we are joined by a special guest, Joel Marion. Joel is the co-founder of supplement conglomerate BioTrust. In this 2 part series, Joel shares his amazing story of trials and triumphs that eventually lead him to the…
13 10 Year Overnight Success Joel Marion from Born to Impact - Part 1
Jul 18, 2018 • 33 min
On today’s episode of Strong By Design, we are joined by a special guest, Joel Marion. Joel is the co-founder of supplement conglomerate BioTrust. In this 2 part series, Joel shares his amazing story of trials and triumphs that eventually led him to the…
12 Are you ALL IN Every Day? with Dan Long
Jul 11, 2018 • 48 min
On today’s episode of Strong By Design, Coach Chris sits down with a fellow brother in the Lord and Kill Mode Founder, Dan Long. In this episode, Dan gets personal and shares some of the most difficult times in his life. Tune in to hear how despite his…
11 Is Progressive Overload Training the Best Way to Build Muscle? w/ Frank Rich
Jul 4, 2018 • 53 min
On today’s episode of Strong By Design, Coach Chris discusses progressive overload with Frank Rich, founder or Massthetic Muscle. Frank gives us the 5 tiers of progressive overload and here’s a hint, tier 1 is not adding more weight. Tune in to find out…
10 The Connection Between Physical & Spiritual Strength with Joseph Poirier
Jun 27, 2018 • 43 min
On today’s episode of Strong By Design, Coach Chris sits down with Joseph Poirier (JP) who is the Critical Bench cameraman, but more importantly, he is also a pastor at a local church. JP enlightens us on how the physical realm and spiritual realm are…
9 How to NOT Get the 40-Year Old Dad Bod with Chris Wilson
Jun 20, 2018 • 33 min
Today on Strong By Design, Coach Chris is joined by a fellow Critical Bench Coach, Brian Klepacki. Together they discuss the 40 Strong program that they built for men in their 40’s. This program is dedicated to helping you become more powerful, more…
8 Ketogenic Diet EXPLAINED with Tonya Fines
Jun 13, 2018 • 34 min
Today on Strong By Design, Coach Chris sits down with Holistic Health Practitioner & Nutrition Specialist, Tonya Fines. Together they break down the ketogenic diet and give you the answers to all of your questions. Also, check out the link below for…
7 The DEATH of Crunches & Sit-Ups with Brian Klepacki
Jun 6, 2018 • 29 min
On this episode of Strong By Design, Coach Chris sits down with his colleague, Brian Klepacki. They share science based research on why you should NEVER do a sit up or crunch again. Also, stay tuned to hear about the Crunchless Core Program.
6 CARBS - Public Enemy #1 with Tonya Fines
May 30, 2018 • 37 min
On this episode of Strong By Design, Coach Chris sits down with nutrition and holistic health professional, Tonya Fines. They discuss everything you need to know about carbs. Also, stay tuned to hear Tonya’s top picks for best carbs to eat.
5 Train Like an Athlete for the Perfect Body with Erin Stern
May 25, 2018 • 24 min
On this episode of Strong By Design, Coach Chris sits down with 2x Ms. Figure Olympia, fitness coach and author, Erin Stern. They go into depth on why training like an athlete is better for physique. Also, stay tuned to hear about the free 5-minute glute…
4 Your Body’s Hidden Hunger Hormone with Ryan Faehnle - Part 3
May 24, 2018 • 21 min
This is part 3 of “Your Body’s Hidden Hunger Hormone”. Coach Chris and Ryan Faehnle continue their conversation about fat loss. On this episode, they discuss key concepts and hacks for sustainable fat loss. Also, hear numerous testimonies about Ryan’s Fat…
3 Your Body’s Hidden Hunger Hormone with Ryan Faehnle - Part 2
May 23, 2018 • 18 min
This is part 2 of “Your Body’s Hidden Hunger Hormone”. Coach Chris and Ryan Faehnle continue their conversation about fat loss. On this episode they discuss the issues that many people are experiencing from sitting too much. Also, Ryan details a pec…
2 Your Body’s Hidden Hunger Hormone with Ryan Faehnle - Part 1
May 22, 2018 • 23 min
Did you know that some people actually sustain fat loss longer when we add their favorite foods into their diet? It’s true, fat loss is a mental thing as much as it is physical. Today Coach Chris is joined by strength coach Ryan Faehnle. They discuss…
1 Why Toughness is Critical for Men with Mike Gillette
May 21, 2018 • 50 min
The truth is strength starts from within. On this episode of Strong by Design, Coach Chris is joined by a certified tough guy, Mike Gillette. Mike Gillette’s is known as one of the nations top mind training experts. He has worked with several government…
Welcome to the Strong By Design Podcast
May 10, 2018 • 1 min
We Believe You Were Made In God’s Image to Have a Strong Body, Mind and Spirit.