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The One Ton Challenge – Defining the Lifelong Pursuit Of Strength With Anders Varner, Doug Larson, And Travis Mash — Barbell Shrugged #391

Travis Mash has been strength training for over 21 years and has been working with athletes on their strength, speed, and athletic performance for over 15 years. Travis has worked with athletes and non-athletes of all levels from NFL and Olympic hopefuls, to 7-year-olds just starting out, to a 70-year-old senior seeking increased mobility. Travis is a published author for several strength and conditioning journals and continues to work with several colleges such as University of North Carolina, Wake Forest University, Appalachian State University, and Wofford University. Travis is a current world champion in powerlifting and has held the all-time pound-for-pound world record. He was also an Olympic hopeful in weightlifting and was recruited for the U.S. men’s bobsled team. Having been a world champion, Travis is able to share his champion mentality with his athletes and non-athletes alike.

In this episode of Barbell Shrugged we talk with Travis Mash about the One Ton Challenge. We dive into what the One Ton Challenge is, the history of the One Ton Challenge, why 2,000 pounds, the strategy of the One Ton Challenge, the coaching you’ll receive when you sign up, and the lifelong pursuit of strength,


– Anders and Doug

Episode Breakdown

0-10:  The history on the One Ton Challenge, what the challenge is, and the lifelong pursuit of strength

11-20: Travis’ lifting history and how he started coaching at the professional level

21-30: Developing the One Ton Challenge program, why the guys are so passionate about this program, and becoming the perfect athlete

31-40: The strategy of the One Ton Challenge, the key to lifting your best total, and a breakdown of each eight-week cycle

41-50: The importance of technical proficiency, the work you need to put in to lift one ton, preparing for the olympics, and why the bench press might be as technical as the snatch (if you want to be really good at it)

51-60: Resources to help you reach a one-ton total, how to register for the program, why spots are limited, and the coaching you’ll receive during the One Ton Challenge  

Connect with Travis Mash

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Connect on social: Instagram 
Resources: One Ton Challenge Website

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Train smart,

Doug and Anders



Anders Varner

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