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Strength, transformation, and building a body for life with Bill Phillips – EP 187

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This is where it all began, on a manic 2-mile strip of beach on the far western shore of Los Angeles.

Nearly a century ago, long before the counterculture boom and backwash of souvenir shops, Venice acrobats and strongmen helped create a cultural revolution that’s still sweeping the globe. Bodybuilding, Gymnastics, Weightlifting and Crossfit, it doesn’t matter – Trace any branch of modern fitness and it will lead you right back here, to Muscle Beach.

This week on Barbell Shrugged, we take you back to the very beginning to talk strength and body transformation with fitness industry legend, Bill Phillips. Get ready to make your change.

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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?


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