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The Hammer Cast

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Recent Episodes of The Hammer Cast


Ep. 465: Dan John talks the Armor Building Formula, Goal Setting, Movement, and More (Part 1)

Ep. 465: Dan John talks the Armor Building Formula, Goal Setting, Movement, and More (Part 1)

I'm joined once again on this episode by the great strength coach and track and field maestro Dan John.  Here's what to get giddy about in this episode: 

Dan John discusses his new book "The Armor Building Formula" and how it takes a practical approach to muscle building

The importance of having goals and working backwards to achieve them

Agreeing points between different experts in the fitness field and focusing training around those

Integrating mobility work, loaded carries, and other fundamentals into a strength-focused program

Balancing training volume with re...

Episode 11 July 2024 1h, 24m and 38s


Ep. 464: 73-year-old SFG II Dr. William Moore on his Secrets of Longevity

Ep. 464: 73-year-old SFG II Dr. William Moore on his Secrets of Longevity

I'm joined on this episode by Dr. William Moore - an SFG II and medical doctor who dishes on his simple, effective insights for life-long strength and health. 

In this episode we discuss: 

Bill's background in swimming, triathlons, and late discovery of kettlebell training

Bill's preparation for his StrongFirst level 1 and level 2 kettlebell certifications

Differences in recovery capacity as we age and how to approach training accordingly

Emphasis on proper technique, consistency, listening to your body, and gradual progression

Unilateral exercises and mobility work to address asymmetries an...

Episode 5 July 2024 1h, 15m and 53s


Ep. 463: Jenny Hendricks on Healing and Revitalizing the Body Through Real Food

Ep. 463: Jenny Hendricks on Healing and Revitalizing the Body Through Real Food

I'm joined on this episode by city slicker turned farm girl Jenny Hendricks, who shares her incredible journey from being sickly, weak, and on the path to Death's Door, only to discover the power of eating as nature intended, which not only healed her various illnesses, but has also allowed her to make her life's mission helping others with seemingly undiagnosable ailments. 

In this episode we also talk about:

* Jenny's brush with near death, including hair loss, rapid and unexplained weight loss, and how doctors couldn't tell her what was wrong with her.

* H...

Episode 27 June 2024 44m and 27s


Ep. 462: Mark Rosenberg on Unconventional Lifting for Unreal Strength

Ep. 462: Mark Rosenberg on Unconventional Lifting for Unreal Strength

I'm joined on this splendiferous episode by none other than Mark Rosenberg, who has made a name for himself with his unconventional yet highly effective approach to lifting for freakish levels of strength.

In this episode we discuss:

Unconventional lifting techniques and their effectiveness for strength and entertainment

Deadlifting records and techniques, including working with various equipment and stances

Injury prevention in weightlifting through proper form, listening to your body, and varying lifts

Unconventional training methods for achieving fitness goals through variety and tailoring workouts

Training with different...

Episode 20 June 2024 59m and 14s


Ep. 461: Diego Reyes on Restoring and Revitalizing Your Ailing Gut Health

Ep. 461: Diego Reyes on Restoring and Revitalizing Your Ailing Gut Health

I'm joined on this episode by none other than Diego Reyes - a gut health specialist aiming to help Americans turn the tide on one of the "secret" afflictions that beguiles many, and often goes undetected, untreated, and unsolved.

Listen in as we discuss one of the most important battlefields on the frontlines of human health!

And be sure to check him out online at:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diegoreyeshealth/

Website: https://www.completevitalitylife.com/   YouTube: https://youtube.com/@diegoreyes04?si=ru1OFU2Y1LbXOLU6 

Wanna crush weakness and...

Episode 14 June 2024 58m and 12s


Ep. 460: Strongman Strength Secrets REVEALED

Ep. 460: Strongman Strength Secrets REVEALED

Riddle me this, friendo: How is it that old school strongmen in the 1800s and early 1900s managed to set a wide array of strength records that still stand TO THIS DAY - despite:

Shorter lifespans More life-threatening diseases Inadequate medical treatment More expensive and often lower-quality food

And a litany of other seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their path? 

The answer: they had a method. 

I reveal this method in part on this short but riveting episode. Tune in, chill out, and enjoy. 

Wanna crush weakness and forge all-day strength, stamina, and...

Episode 11 June 2024 27m and 46s


Ep. 459: Dave Daglow on Training (and Gaining) *Without* Pain | 9MinuteChallenge.com

Ep. 459: Dave Daglow on Training (and Gaining) *Without* Pain | 9MinuteChallenge.com

I'm joined on this episode by athletic coach and fitness revolutionary Dave Daglow.

In this episode we talk all about Dave's back story - from up-and-coming athlete to severely injured and in desperate need of figuring out how to put himself back together again.

From this humble beginning, he came to a series of startling realizations about his own body, that of other athletes, and the entire notion of exercise as we think about it - and from there he set out to get people back in touch with their TRUE athletic nature, one mover...

Episode 6 June 2024 43m and 10s


Ep. 458: Karen Smith, Master SFG, on Calisthenics and Kettlebells for Epic, Real-World Strength

Ep. 458: Karen Smith, Master SFG, on Calisthenics and Kettlebells for Epic, Real-World Strength

I'm joined on this epic episode (epic-sode?) by none other than Master SFG and fellow bodyweight fanatic Karen Smith.

In this episode we dive deep into a smorgasbord of spectacular stuff, including:

her origin story and what got her into kettlebell training the fateful phone call she got from Pavel that inspired her to take on the challenge of nailing her first one-arm pushup the past, present, and future of the StrongFirst Bodyweight certification much, much more

Check out Karen Smith online at www.coachkarensmith.com 

And if you're down unda in Australia an...

Episode 30 May 2024 56m and 34s


Ep. 457: Pat Flynn and I Chat About Our Differing Approaches to Fitness

Ep. 457: Pat Flynn and I Chat About Our Differing Approaches to Fitness

I'm joined on this episode by my pal and yours, Pat Flynn.

We decided to do this episode based on a very good question I got from an email subscriber, asking how Pat and I were able to work so well together despite our vastly different approaches to fitness. 

Tune in for our stimulating, titilating, and riveting answer. 

And be sure to follow Pat online at:

https://www.chroniclesofstrength.com https://www.youtube.com/@KettlebellQuickies  https://hardstylekettlebells.clickfunnels.com/racked-and-loaded-2019 


Wanna crush weakness and forge all-day strength, stamina, and resilience WITH...

Episode 23 May 2024 25m and 24s


Ep. 456: Brooks Kubik on "Dinosaur Training", Old School Strength, & Physical Culture

Ep. 456: Brooks Kubik on "Dinosaur Training", Old School Strength, & Physical Culture

I'm joined on this episode by old school strength and physical culture enthusiast Brooks Kubik of Dinosaur Training. 

Join us as we dive deep into the world of physical culture as it was before the days of widespread access to quality training information, insights on how the old schoolers trained, and how Brooks overcame crippling asthma and other physical maladies to become one of the greatest minds in strength of the 20th century. 

Check him out online at https://www.dinosaurtraining.com 


Wanna crush weakness and forge all-day strength, stamina, and...

Episode 17 May 2024 1h, 29m and 39s

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