The Podcast
Episode 9: Mark Bell & Silent Mike on The Way of the Powerlifter
Jan 30, 2017 · 44 min
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The world's strongest coach, Mark Bell, discusses powerlifting, CrossFit, and his vague recollections of his first meet. If you know these guys from their YouTube channel or podcast, Mark Bell's PowerCast, you know that nothing is off limits.


How "Silent Mike" became silent
The story of Mark Bell's first meet… or what he remembers of it
What makes powerlifting more approachable than Olympic lifting, CrossFit, or bodybuilding
Why we're all bodybuilders deep down
How competition gets your priorities in line
The most important things to know before your first meet
The percentages you should nail before your first meet
Why Mike prefers 3RMs to 1RMs
Why Mark has embraced CrossFit and trained CrossFit athletes
Do online haters impact strong people?
The most important contributions of CrossFit to the larger strength training community
How to squat right: Watch more videos, use less weight
Is this the golden age of strong women?
In defense of "cookie cutter" training
How to set your strength-building expectations
Powerlifting is "boring as shit"--and that's a good thing

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