Shrugged Collective

Meet Alex

Over the course of 4 years, the Barbell Shrugged team created and shared 199 podcast episodes, not including the hundreds of videos and articles published on lifting technique, nutrition, mobility and recovery, goal setting, mindset, you name it.

It’s amazing to see how much ground we’ve covered, and how much can change in that time. But more importantly, I think it’s important to acknowledge what hasn’t changed. Or more to the point, who has always remained.


On the very first episode Barbell Shrugged, we talked with Alex Maclin right at the start of his Weightlifting journey. In the years that followed, we continued to feature Alex in videos, as a remarkable Coach and Teacher. And if that wasn’t enough, he’s been patient and kind enough to use his skills and mind to, “Make shit happen!” behind the scenes of Barbell Shrugged the business for years now.

Alex, you’re a big reason why we have the oppurtunity to reach and teach so many. It’s my honor to welcome you to the show now as a proper co-host.

I can think of no one more deserving.

Cheers friend,



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Chris Moore is a writer, recovering meathead, fledgling raconteur and rabid imbiber. He's also cohost and resident potty mouth on Barbell Shrugged, a weekly podcast devoted to Crossfit, strength, fitness and all things brash. His experience is drawn from over twenty-years spent training for and competing in American Football, Powerlifting, a bit of strongman and a dash of mixed martial arts. Also, it's possible that he's had one too many cups of coffee. A caffeine fever is a hell of a thing, you know?


  • Alex is a huge reason I am the Weightlifter I am today. Hell the whole shrugged crew is but thanks to FLIGHT and Barbell Shrugged I am gunning to be the best weightlifter I can be. And that means coming for Alex as well! Thank you Alex for keeping me challenged on my journey!

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