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Last month, I flew out to Wichita Falls, Texas, to hang out with Mr. Starting Strength, Mark Rippetoe, and go on his podcast, Starting Strength Radio. 

I’ve been a fan of Mark’s work for a long time, I’ve had him on my podcast a number of times, and over the years, we’ve become buddies. 

Mark even wrote the foreword to the latest editions of my books Bigger Leaner Stronger and Thinner Leaner Stronger, which I think is pretty cool as Starting Strength was the first book to turn me onto proper training techniques.

Now, in this interview we go all over the place, ranging from writing to how I lost close to a million dollars in Amazon sales, Google’s aggressive algorithm updates, the women’s soccer pay “scandal,” and more, so if you’re here strictly for practical and educational material, this isn’t for you.

But if you’re interested in hearing Mark and I chew the fat for a bit, tell some jokes, share some war stories, and the like, keep listening.

Time Stamps:

17:14 How’s your business doing?

19:35 What happened to Pulse on Amazon?

23:18 Tell us about Google’s updates and how they’ve affected the health and fitness space.

29:08 Planet Fitness

36:35 What should people be doing in the gym?

43:28 What’s a simple way to easily start losing weight? 

46:57 What’s the most pervasive problem in body composition?

51:06 What’s your take on vegan bodybuilding?

52:50 Fake natties and FFMI

59:50 Why are steroids illegal?

1:02:56 What do you think of the equal pay soccer scandal?

Mentioned on The Show:

Bigger Leaner Stronger 

Thinner Leaner Stronger 

What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!