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The best of Christmas, and a promise.

Merry Christmas, friend. Here’s a little Holiday treat to you from the Barbell Shrugged crew.

Now, I know it’s not exactly what you wanted this year. You were probably hoping for something brand new, something big and epic, right? ’Tis the season, after all.

But this treat will have to do for now because it’s not quite the right time for the big gift.

Friend, I want you to know that this break hasn’t been filled with much time off. We’ve been working hard on reinvention, on bringing you a brand new vision for Barbell Shrugged – Something powerful and personal, and totally unprecedented.

We’re almost there, but not quite.

First, I have to thank you. Truly, and deeply. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t have this chance. It’s as simple as that. So, thanks. And second, I want to make a promise to you, directly and sincerely.

If you think you’ve seen the best of Barbell Shrugged you are mistaken. This has all been warm-up so far, a chance to get loose and plant seeds. But beginning in January 2016 you will start to see the real goal – We expect nothing less than to change the fitness industry, and your life, forever.

That’s the real work. The real mission.

Friend, the New Year will come soon enough. For now, I want to wish you the very best this Holiday season. Take time to reflect on the year, and share all the love you can with friends and family. That’s always the very best gift.

My best to you,




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?


  • Fantastic way to finish the year! Christmas Abbott has a Santa Stocking full of information. Can’t wait to come back to the episode with a notepad and pen and start to implement the 5 habits. Both you and I with big years ahead.

    Keep it coming guys!

    #barbelluniversityin2016? #I’dbehappytobethestudentifthereisapilotcourse

  • Can’t wait for you guys to come back! Miss you all – on the flip side, I’ve now listened to every old episode you’ve made 😛 Looking forward to more great content!

    • Thank you Connie 🙂 We’ve been really hard at work on the brand new thing. Almost ready to launch it. Cheers to you. Chris

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