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Some of the best moments in life happen through conversation. It's how we share ideas, exchange meaning, and gain understanding. Growth happens when we ask honest questions and remain open to hearing the answers. Learn with Tim Anderson as he asks friends and colleagues probing questions about the body, the mind, and the spirit. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/original-strength/support
 
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In this episode, Tim Talks with Marjorie Brook, creator of the S.T.R.A.I.T method, about scar tissue release. This is a fascinating and educational conversation! You may want to take notes... To learn more about Marjorie and Scar Tissue Release and Integrated Therapeutic Stretching, check her out here: https://www.marjoriebrook.com/ and here: https…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with the creator of Correct Toes, the foot restoring device that spreads your toes. Really, this could be seen as the body restoring device that spreads your toes. Your feet are your foundation for healthy living! This is a fascinating conversation about all things feet! You're going to love it. To learn more about Dr. Mc…
 
Joining me on this episode is Josh Wang: a Canadian engineer, devoted husband, and loving father to a kid with a super cool name, AND a die-hard Hammer Head. In this installment we talk about his 'origin story': how he got into fitness, the pitfalls and triumphs he experienced, and a few of my programs that turned out to be game changers for him. F…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with the amazing Sandy Hilton about overcoming a pain in the butt, or the pelvic floor, or the low back. This is an educational Pelvic Pain episode full of information to help you walk away from pain and restore your health. To learn more about Sandy, or to consult with her, check her out here: Entropy Physio To learn fro…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with PJ Olsen about how movement can help restore a person's body, even if they have a degenerative disease, age-related issues, or injuries. PJ is a champion for helping people regain their lives back. To work with PJ or get involved with her training programs, check out her website at: https://restorativestrength.com/ab…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with Steven Greenstein, the grandson of the Mighty Atom, about the real-life adventures of the Mighty Atom. The Mighty Atom is the Godfather of the Iron Game and quite possibly the inspiration of Superman. This is a fantastic discussion about desire, will, and not giving up. To watch the Mighty Atom Documentary, click her…
 
In this episode, Tim and his friend, Rali Schwartz, talk about laying conventional strength training aside and exploring natural movement to build a strong body. Rali is the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of the Rock Academy in San Diego, CA. Check out the Rock Academy here: rockacademy.org --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ori…
 
In this episode, Tim and Aleks discuss getting ridiculously strong through crawling, three specific types of crawling. Aleks is a genius when it comes to training for strength and physical ability. There are some great training tips here if you are looking to crawl your way to strength. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/original-strength/…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with the amazing Jessica Wolf about her work, The Art of Breathing. This is a conversation full of wisdom nuggets that will bore themselves into your brain. You'll want to write them down, but they will stick in you even if you don't! To learn more about Jessica and her work, check out her site: http://www.jessicawolfarto…
 
Have you ever wondered "What the hell is Hanukkah, anyway?" Well, wonder no more, friend - in this episode I give you the low-down on the high-key badazz tale of how a rag-tag bunch of Jews with less training, crappy weaponry, and seemingly no chance managed to eject a massive empire from their midst, rededicate their temple, and re-establish indep…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with author and educator, Annie O'Connor, about finding ways out of pain. This is a hopeful conversation highlighting different ways to get out of chronic pain. But here's the message: You don't have to hurt. To learn more about pain, check out Annie's book: World of Hurt: https://www.amazon.com/World-Hurt-Guide-Classifyi…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with the super-strong Melody Schoenfeld about life as a vegan. And she is super-strong, at 110 pounds she deadlifted 385 pounds. Just wow... To learn more about Melody, check out her website http://melodyschoenfeld.com/ You can also find her book on this site. Want to support the show? Click here! --- Support this podcast…
 
In this episode, Tim and his friend, Josh Hillis, talk about emotional eating and the path to letting the emotions go. This is a great conversation about seeing people as people and meeting them where they are at. To learn more about Josh, check out his book Lean and Strong. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/original-strength/support…
 
On this lovely episode I had a chance to talk with personal trainer, martial artist, and guy-who-went-from-flabby-and-overweight to lean and powerful. Also, here's the link to my (soon to be not-free) 99 Bodyweight and Kettlebell Workouts. Get your own copy now or forever hold your peace. https://alekssalkin.lpages.co/99bodyweightkettlebellworkouts…
 
In this episode, Tim fanboys out talking with Dan Millman, World Champion Gymnast, International bestselling author, and amazing Teacher. This man is so interesting they even made a movie about him! This is a great conversation about being a warrior for living your best life. To learn more about Dan, check out his website and his books at https://w…
 
Progress stalled? Stuck on a training plateau for weeks, months, or longer? If you're into strength training but have hit a serious snag, the fix may NOT be more of the same strength training you've been doing, but rather steering in a slightly different direction - namely muscle building. In this podcast I cover 6 big reasons why you should consid…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with real-life superhuman, Sarah Thomas. Sarah is the first person to swim across the English Channel 4 consecutive times without rest. She also did it roughly one year after winning a battle with breast cancer. She is truly an amazing human! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/original-strength/support…
 
You'll get told by everyone and their mother "there are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going!" Is that REALLY true though? Well, mostly. There is *1* authentic shortcut to improve your strength, stamina, muscularity, and anything else your little heart desires - and I reveal it in this show. Oh, and while you're at it, you're probably gonna wanna t…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with international best selling author, Patrick McKeown about his book, The Oxygen Advantage. This is a fantastic listen full of practical, applicable life-changing information about breathing, meditation, and being. To learn more about Patrick, check out his site: https://oxygenadvantage.com/ To read his amazing book, cl…
 
We're always told to "be ourselves". But what happens when our own training doesn't reflect that? You've gotta move the way you were made if you wanna get the gains, and the ultimate in human movement is the gait pattern. In this episode I go into not just why the gait pattern is the ultimate in strength and health, but give you some pretty epic ex…
 
My friend Edoardo - who could easily be Italy's candidate for the Most Interesting Man in the World - joins me in this episode to talk about playing bass for Italy's popular comedy metal band Nanowar of Steel, doing post-doctoral research in astrophysics, speaking many languages, and much, much more. If you're interested in strength, btw, you may w…
 
In this episode, Tim and Jo Belton discuss overcoming chronic pain. This is an interesting talk about pain, loss, rebirth, and growth. If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic pain, give this a listen and hold on to hope. To learn more about Jo Bolton, click here: To learn how to live with pain, check out the Endless Possibilities Initi…
 
Original Strength and Calisthenics go together like love and marriage; like peanut butter and jelly; like Sonny and Cher. And yet, very few people have ever plumbed the depths of the question... "What would happen if you made HYBRID moves of calisthenics + OS?" Until now, that is. That is *exactly* what I explore in this solo episode. And while you…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with Dr. Joan Vernikos, the former Director of Life Sciences for NASA, about reversing the effects of aging. As it turns out, being in space and being sedentary do the exact same things to the human body: They age the body. Gravity is the cure to reduce aging, using gravity that is, by stimulating the vestibular system. T…
 
If there's one excuse everyone makes for not training, it's a lack of time. But if you know how to leverage the little time you DO have, as Anna Dajero has, the sky is the limit. In this interview I talk about her fascinating rise to incredible heights - both thanks to my programs and others - and what her future goals are. And if you're not alread…
 
It's official: I've been a kettlebell instructor for a whopping 10 years! In that time I've picked up more than my fair share of nuggets of wisdom. The following is the top 10 most prized revelations I've picked up along the way. While you're contemplating how to apply some of these lessons to your own life, be sure to pick up my 99 Best Kettlebell…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella about the importance of the big toe, why you shouldn't take Advil, and how eating affects your fascia. This is a great conversation with plenty of applicable information to help you keep your body resilient. To learn more about Dr. Mark, or to buy his book, check out https://www.drmarksdesk.com/ o…
 
A debate has long raged in the kettlebell world: Sport-style or hardstyle? According to anyone with more than half a brain, the answer is, of course, "it depends". Competitive kettlebell lifter from Israel Solomon Roskin joins me to discuss his background, how he got into kettlebell sport, and what it has to offer you, the listener. Not on my daily…
 
Today I'm excited to present to you the first EVER podcast with a very special (and super strong) young lady named Frances Moylan - or as I like to call her, the Iron Lady of Oz. In this episode we dive deep into her "origin story" - how she went from being afraid of strength training to conquering levels of strength that few humans in history have…
 
In this episode, Tim talks to one of the greatest leaders in the health and fitness industry, Dr. John Berardi, about being a Change Maker, fulfilling your purpose, and living a wildly successful life. There is a TON of practical life wisdom to be found in this conversation and much more to be found in Dr. Berardi's book, Change Maker. To buy the b…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with meditation coach and author, George Mumford about mindfulness, flow, and the 5 Super Powers of a spiritual warrior. This is a life-changing conversation. Grab a pen and maybe a notebook. If you take notes on your arm, never wash your arm again! "It is through struggle that we find out who we are." "The best way to le…
 
n this video, Tim and Josh discuss the value of having eating skills along with also having a self-compassionate approach when it comes to eating and your personal goals. This is a great conversation with plenty of wisdom nuggets. To learn more about Josh, check out his website JoshHillis.com And, buy and apply his book, Lean and Strong: https://ww…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with one of his heroes, Carla Hannaford. He geeked out. Carla's work with children is what inspired Original Strength. Grab a notebook, listen, and soak it in. This is amazing. To learn more about Carla, check out her website: http://www.carlahannaford.com/ You can buy her books there too. Want to support the show? Click …
 
In this episode, Tim talks with breathing expert, Anders Olsson about Conscious Breathing, the book, and method, created by Anders. This is a great conversation about how your breath can dissolve your fears. To learn more about Anders, check out https://www.consciousbreathing.com/ To read his wonderful book, check out https://www.amazon.com/Power-Y…
 
No matter where you look, there is no shortage of training programs purporting to show you how to train like a Navy SEAL, a Marine, etc. But how do spec-ops units ACTUALLY train? My friend and Israeli spec-ops vet Ran Bar-Yoshafat details all the training - both physical, mental, and psychological - he underwent to become one of Israel's top warrio…
 
In this episode, Tim entertains more questions from viewers and listeners. This week's topics are tongue placement, sitting on the floor, supplements, neuroplasticity, and chiropractic care. Here are some of the resources mentioned: Maxick, Muscle Control - the book of concentrated muscle building: Pressing Reset: Original Strength Reloaded Not men…
 
In this episode, Tim talks with an amazing teacher, Chuck McGee, about the Wim Hof Method. This is a rich conversation with loads of wisdom and practical information. You will absolutely want to take notes. You'll also want to learn more about Chuck! Here is his contact information: @icedvikingbreathworks on Instagram Also, check out Tim's new book…
 
On this episode I am joined by my good friend and badass mofo Gil Reves, "The Beast from the Middle East" Hailing from Israel, Gil and I met at a StrongFirst event many moons ago and have spent countless hours hanging out and talking strength. Also, be sure to get your free copy of my most popular program of all time, The 8-Week Kettlebell & Bodywe…
 
Dr. Mike Musselman joins the show today to talk about the hows and whys of Original Strength - why it makes you stronger, how it works, and what it can do for your strength and performance. And if you haven't already, be sure to climb aboard my daily email list - where all my Grade A, Top Shelf material goes out on the daily (and the only place to …
 
In this episode, Tim and The Hebrew Hammer discuss the strength yielding benefits of rolling. It's wild how something so gentle can create superhuman power and strength. This is a great listen. Aleks “The Hebrew Hammer” Salkin is a level 2 StrongFirst certified kettlebell instructor and was hand-picked to be among the first-ever group of Original S…
 
On this episode I got to interview the lovely and dedicated Lyndsi Vaile - former figure competitor, busy mom, and all-around badass. We talk about her journey to kettlebells & calisthenics, and how she ended up nailing a pistol squat WITHOUT training for it! Never miss a moment of my delicious, tasty nuggets of training wisdom - get on my daily em…
 
Adam Armstrong is back once again for a great, in-depth conversation on strength, power, and...a big revelation on his part. If you're not already on my email list, by the way, you are hamstringing your OWN strength and power gains. Climb aboard here (and get my world-famous 8-week kettlebell & bodyweight challenge to boot): https://alekssalkin.lea…
 
In this episode, Tim gets to talk with rockstar author, James Nestor about his books, Deep and Breath. This is a wonderful talk that can change the way you think about your breath and your life. James Nestor has written for Outside, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Dwell, The New York Times, and many other publications. His book Deep: Freediving,…
 
If your body has ever rebelled against your training, you know how frustrating it is. Karan Singh knows this better than most. Try as he might to build his Get Up, his back, neck, & shoulders would protest - putting him out of training for a week or more... Until he did my program Get Up Domination and went from 16 kg to 28 kg in just 6 weeks! Be s…
 
In this episode, Tim has a fascinating conversation with a man who has no limits in body or mind. Martin Gruebele has done the Race Across America twice and he has run the Bad Water Race twice. He is also a mad genius scientist. You've just got to listen to this... --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/original-strength/support…
 
It's not every day you can surprise yourself with a one-arm pushup - unless, of course, you've been diligently following one of my programs. And in this case, the program in question was not even a pushup program, but one on a totally unrelated movement: The Dead Bug! I'm joined by Singaporean personal trainer Lewis Toh to discuss his recent succes…
 
In this episode, Tim and Andrew talk about the link between the qualities of the body and the qualities of the mind. For example, Andrew says if you want an agile mind, develop an agile body. It's an interesting conversation and certainly worth the experimentation. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/original-strength/support…
 
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