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Viewer’s Top 5 Episodes of Barbell Shrugged

The very best of Barbell Shrugged continues this week with your top 5 moments from the show. That’s right, you told us what you wanted to see and we listened!

First up, I should have known that you wanted to see more of Julien Pineau exposing our weaknesses and smashing us into dust with his heavy sled. That experience was humbling and quite painful, actually, but I have to agree – It was one of the most illuminating moments we’ve ever had on Shrugged.

And of course, the rest of the Top 5 is just as killer. It’s no surprise that Cory Gregory’s passion for personal growth and physical strength is still resonating so loudly, even though it’s been 10 months since we first talked to him about the art of squatting everyday. That show continues to inspire immediate action, as does The Window of Gains episode, all the work we’ve done with Dr. Andy Galpin over the years, and sure, even those goofy little Hot Tips videos you might recall.

It’s all been part of a plan, a pattern.

We might be talking about overcoming a weakness, growing stronger, gaining muscle, learning science, or even how to laugh before a big competition. But before all that comes the core mission of Barbell Shrugged, which is that it doesn’t matter what you face, and it doesn’t matter how or where you start. If you can surround yourself with curious, hard-working, smart, passionate, open hearted and fun human beings, then a brand new world will open up. Your definition of what strong means will change forever.

That’s the story of the Top 5, in addition to everything we’ve done, and everything that we’ve got planned now. The mission lives. In fact, it might be fair to say that we’ve only just begun the work.

I hope you enjoy the show,



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?


  • Hey guys, so I get that y’all have other stuff in the works and what not but I’m just curious, is the podcast ever coming back? Thanks

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