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50% Facts

By Jim McDonald and Mike Farr

Life’s too short to be half right! Veteran podcasters Mike Farr and Jim McDonald try to answer a single question without any research – then ask an expert what they got right or wrong. Any question is fair game, but most involve health, fitness, nutrition, mental health, culture…even sex. They walk away with a better sense of the facts…and so do you.

  1. 1.
    Can injuries be prevented? w/Dr. Ramsey Nijem (Encore)09/23/2020
    45:21
  2. 2.
    Clutch Performances & Flow States: Are heroes born or taught? w/Dr. Matt Johnson (Encore)09/16/2020
    59:00
  3. 3.
    How do you stay on the path to your goals? w/ Chris Long of Tailored Sacramento09/09/2020
    1:06:59
  4. 4.
    Should you back off or double down? w/ Danny Lehr & Dean Saddoris of Caffeine and Kilos09/03/2020
    1:28:04
  5. 5.
    What makes a quack a quack? w/ Layne Norton & Holly Baxter08/26/2020
    1:20:13
  6. 6.
    Is Sports-specific Training a Gimmick? w/Jacob Ross (Encore)08/19/2020
    48:10
  7. 7.
    How do you find people with similar goals? w/ The 3SB Crew08/12/2020
    57:20
  8. 8.
    How do you know when to make a big change? w/Hani Jazayrli of The Strength Athlete08/05/2020
    1:11:38
  1. 9.
    What is good company? w/The 3SB Crew07/29/2020
    1:08:00
  2. 10.
    What’s up with Canada? w/Omar Isuf and the 3SB Crew07/22/2020
    1:27:02
  3. 11.
    What are we giving up because we avoid difficult conversations? w/Derek McCormick07/15/2020
    1:02:19
  4. 12.
    Is it ok to tell jokes about a pandemic? w/Nick Scopoletti of the Mangina Dialogues podcast07/08/2020
    1:04:11
  5. 13.
    Can you have shameless sex? w/Amy Baldwin and April Lampert of the Shameless Sex podcast07/01/2020
    52:08
  6. 14.
    How do you know if you’re cut out to be an entrepreneur? And other questions w/ The 3SB Team06/24/2020
    1:05:31
  7. 15.
    What if we made a big announcement? w/ The 3SB Team06/17/2020
    1:09:05
  8. 16.
    What if you’re not thinking big enough? w/ Michael Kory06/11/2020
    1:00:30
  9. 17.
    We asked a friend to help us understand w/ Bryan Washington06/06/2020
    1:33:05
  10. 18.
    Programming note06/03/2020
    0:40
  11. 19.
    How fast can you move when a judge says your gym can re-open? w/ Joe Sullivan05/27/2020
    49:42
  12. 20.
    How do you follow through on “GRAND” goals? w/ Chris Duffin05/20/2020
    1:07:00
  13. 21.
    How do you keep members coming back (when gyms finally re-open)? | w/ Jay Ashman of Kansas City Barbell05/13/2020
    55:16
  14. 22.
    What’s the future of online coaching? w/ Matt Reynolds of Barbell Logic05/06/2020
    1:15:18
  15. 23.
    How do you stay positive when the world turns negative? w/ Jeremy Scott04/29/2020
    1:00:21
  16. 24.
    What if globo gyms go bankrupt? | Q & A04/22/2020
    1:18:29
  17. 25.
    How do you choose the right equipment for your home gym? w/Brandon Campbell Diamond04/15/2020
    48:47
  18. 26.
    What can we say about the elephant in the room?04/09/2020
    1:05:32
  19. 27.
    A slight delay and a recommendation04/08/2020
    1:13
  20. 28.
    How can you rise in the face of adversity? w/ Dr. Reef Karim.04/01/2020
    1:00:12
  21. 29.
    How do you avoid emotional eating…especially now? w/ Adrienne Ngai, RD03/25/2020
    47:44
  22. 30.
    Is bouncing dead in the age of COVID-19 or was it already dead? w/ “Fat Dan” Stornaiuolo03/18/2020
    1:01:55
  23. 31.
    Stuff that’s just out of reach…03/11/2020
    36:28
  24. 32.
    What if that nagging pain is really something serious? w/Jacob Ross03/04/2020
    37:54
  25. 33.
    Introducing Life's Little Mysteries03/02/2020
    13:21
  26. 34.
    How do you prep for your first Ragnar or Spartan Race? w/James Van Prooyen & Rich Nicholes of the Ragnar Life Podcast02/26/2020
    39:35
  27. 35.
    How do you get started running (and why it might be a good idea)? w/James Van Prooyen & Rich Nicholes of the Ragnar Life Podcast02/19/2020
    1:01:15
  28. 36.
    How do you build a strongman community so great that it ends up in a Super Bowl commercial? w/Kalle Beck of Starting Strongman02/12/2020
    1:34:54
  29. 37.
    Are jacked celebrities on the sauce? What makes a good PL gym? Plus, many other questions w/Omar Isuf02/05/2020
    1:15:19
  30. 38.
    Which top fitness trends for 2020 are legit and which are total BS? | 100% Opinion01/29/2020
    57:19
  31. 39.
    “How much do the labels ‘beginner, intermediate, or advanced’ matter to your programming?" w/Greg Nuckols01/22/2020
    52:25
  32. 40.
    “Should women train differently than men?” w/Greg Nuckols01/15/2020
    45:42
  33. 41.
    “Which research studies should you believe?” w/Greg Nuckols01/08/2020
    1:03:37
  34. 42.
    Our Star Wars Holiday Special…kinda: What did we think?12/27/2019
    46:49
  35. 43.
    What were our favorites of 2019?12/25/2019
    43:31
  36. 44.
    Can Intuitive Eating change your relationship with food? w/Miguel Blacutt12/18/2019
    51:17
  37. 45.
    Do you really have to break down muscle to build muscle? w/Miguel Blacutt12/11/2019
    52:57
  38. 46.
    Do treatments like cupping and acupuncture actually help athletes? w/Dr. Teddy Willsey DPT12/04/2019
    45:00
  39. 47.
    Physical Therapist vs Chiropractor: Which one should you pick? (Part 2) w/Dr. Teddy Willsey DPT11/27/2019
    17:51
  40. 48.
    Will stretching wipe out all your gains?” w/Dr. Teddy Willsey DPT11/20/2019
    34:18
  41. 49.
    Tweaked back: Are you injured or just sore…and how do you get back on track?” w/William Richards of Fitness4backpain.com11/13/2019
    57:03
  42. 50.
    We get an ally’s perspective on trans lifters who want to compete w/Maria Rodriguez of Fear Her Fight11/08/2019
    55:24
  43. 51.
    What’s the real danger with documentaries like “The Game Changers?” w/Matt McLeod, RD of The More Than Fitness Podcast11/06/2019
    1:11:51
  44. 52.
    How do you train if you have no goals? (And more of your questions)10/30/2019
    46:00
  45. 53.
    What is powerlifting’s (nearly) unbreakable record? w/Michael Fahey Director of Westside vs the World10/23/2019
    1:06:28
  46. 54.
    Once you find women to talk to...what do you say? w/Tripp Kramer of How to Talk to Girls10/16/2019
    37:24
  47. 55.
    Where should you go to meet women? w/Tripp Kramer of "How to Talk to Girls"10/09/2019
    44:18
  48. 56.
    Can injuries be prevented? w/Dr. Ramsey Nijem10/02/2019
    49:05
  49. 57.
    How do you manage workload for athletes (or powerlifters?) w/Dr. Ramsey Nijem09/25/2019
    57:29
  50. 58.
    How do you become a Pro-level Strength and Conditioning Coach? (Or the best coach you can be?) w/Dr. Ramsey Nijem09/18/2019
    55:21
  51. 59.
    What if your significant other doesn’t share your fitness/lifting goals? | Ask us anything09/11/2019
    54:34
  52. 60.
    How do you start a podcast (and should you)?09/04/2019
    1:06:52
  53. 61.
    Does meal (and nutrient) timing make a difference? w/Dr. Mike Israetel08/28/2019
    34:42
  54. 62.
    How does your metabolism work and can you really break it? w/Dr. Mike Israetel08/21/2019
    37:50
  55. 63.
    Should guys avoid eating soy? w/Dr. Mike Israetel08/14/2019
    36:16
  56. 64.
    How can you become a (fit) pro gamer? w/Michael “Flamesword” Chaves08/07/2019
    44:14
  57. 65.
    How do you do a weight cut and still be at your best for competition? w/Eric Helms & Omar Isuf07/31/2019
    26:38
  58. 66.
    Should everybody be bodybuilders? w/Eric Helms & Omar Isuf07/24/2019
    1:02:04
  59. 67.
    Does your gut microbiome affect your fitness? w/Dr. Jimmy Bagley07/17/2019
    41:36
  60. 68.
    How do you spot a gimmick (before you waste your money or your time on it)? w/Eric Helms & Omar Isuf07/10/2019
    1:01:37
  61. 69.
    Why would anyone choose a carnivore diet? w/Jason Phillips07/03/2019
    32:45
  62. 70.
    What does "self-help" even mean? [Bonus]06/29/2019
    38:50
  63. 71.
    When does a keto diet actually make sense? w/Jason Phillips06/26/2019
    54:10
  64. 72.
    Are virtual reality games the future of fitness? w/Dr. Jimmy Bagley06/19/2019
    31:42
  65. 73.
    How do doctors decide if you’re “healthy?” w/Dr. Spencer Nadolsky06/12/2019
    35:36
  66. 74.
    How can you open your own successful gym? w/Alan Thrall06/05/2019
    1:00:37
  67. 75.
    What do you need for a really good home gym? w/Alan Thrall05/29/2019
    51:51
  68. 76.
    What does that Game of Thrones finale tell us about how we plot our own life stories? w/Westside vs the World director Michael Fahey05/24/2019
    58:25
  69. 77.
    Do you really need that extra salt? w/Dr. Spencer Nadolsky05/22/2019
    27:33
  70. 78.
    Eating for strength, aesthetics, or health: How are they different? w/Jason Phillips05/15/2019
    36:34
  71. 79.
    Is deadlifting bad for your back? w/Squat University’s Dr. Aaron Horshchig05/08/2019
    40:54
  72. 80.
    Why do people think squatting is bad for your knees? And is it? w/Squat University’s Dr. Aaron Horshchig05/01/2019
    39:10
  73. 81.
    Is it too late to create a successful YouTube, podcast, or social media presence? w/Omar Isuf04/26/2019
    40:15
  74. 82.
    100% Feelings? w/Omar Isuf04/24/2019
    1:05:17
  75. 83.
    Where do discipline and motivation come from? w/Dr. Matt Johnson04/17/2019
    34:53
  76. 84.
    How do you fix ticked off tendons? w/Squat University's Dr. Aaron Horshchig04/10/2019
    54:00
  77. 85.
    How do you bounce back mentally from injury? w/Dr. Johnson04/03/2019
    33:41
  78. 86.
    Are some exercises useless or even potentially harmful? w/Dr. Jordan Shallow03/27/2019
    34:48
  79. 87.
    Clutch Performances & Flow States: Are heroes born or taught? w/Dr. Matt Johnson03/21/2019
    54:22
  80. 88.
    Chiropractor vs. Physical Therapist: Which one should you pick? w/Dr. Jordan Shallow03/13/2019
    40:28
  81. 89.
    Heat & Cold Shock Proteins: Are Fire & Ice Nice to Your Body? w/Dr. Andy Galpin03/07/2019
    34:31
  82. 90.
    Is Cracking & Popping Your Joints a Bad Thing? w/Dr. Jordan Shallow02/27/2019
    45:10
  83. 91.
    Muscle Fiber Types: How Much Does Your Mix Matter & Can You Change It? w/Dr. Andy Galpin02/20/2019
    47:10
  84. 92.
    Can You Teach Speed? w/Jacob Ross02/14/2019
    47:40
  85. 93.
    Is Intermittent fasting/time-restricted eating some kind of magic? w/ Dr. Andy Galpin02/07/2019
    53:01
  86. 94.
    Is Olive Oil the Best Oil? w/Mike’s Mom Maria01/31/2019
    1:03:23
  87. 95.
    Vertical Jump/Box Jump: Can you improve & should you try? w/Jacob Ross01/24/2019
    46:40
  88. 96.
    Blood Flow Restriction Training: Is it all it’s pumped up to be? w/Layne Norton, PhD01/16/2019
    27:27
  89. 97.
    Is Sports-specific Training a Gimmick? w/Jacob Ross01/10/2019
    47:05
  90. 98.
    Is All the Fake Sugar Hate Just Fake News? w/Layne Norton, PhD01/03/2019
    26:41
  91. 99.
    What is (Dietary) Fat and Why Does It Make Everything Delicious? with Eric Helms, PhD12/26/2018
    40:14
  92. 100.
    What is the Glycemic Index (and should it make us eat some kinda way)? w/Layne Norton, PhD12/20/2018
    51:57

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