| | | | PA Radio – Episode 168: Matt Reynolds

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Picking Your Battles

Everyone wants to be “Reynolds Strong”. It’s the kind of strong that can only come from years of training powerlifting, strongman, and working alongside Rippetoe. The stories and life lessons are aplenty in this week’s episode with Coach Matt Reynolds [@ReynoldsStrong]…several of them actually cut because we are a family show. Still plenty of meaty goodness on the bone. Hear the guys discuss how you can still make massive gains if you’re over 40, what it’s like to run your own business, and election politics.

Matt is the kind of guy you want to lift with. Humble, smart, beastly, and down to earth, he’s at a point in his coaching career where he realizes not everyone lifts to get strong. It’s a mind blowing realization that any lifelong coach can relate to. When we want more for our athletes than they want for themselves, we only set ourselves up for disappointment.

Get an inside look the Starting Strength Seminar and why only about 5% of attendees receive recognition for the course. Why does Rip hold the bar so high and when is he going to retire and start selling cured meats at his local farmer’s market?



Coach Matt Reynolds can be found all over social media under his stage name, @ReynoldsStrong. And if you’ve never heard of Starting Strength you’ve never actually googled “how to get strong”. You can always donate to the Mark Rippetoe relief fund by buying his book on Amazon.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.


  1. Stig on August 12, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Hey.. only one little criticism to your podcast, can you guys get some better mics? Or something.. the sound inn you podcast is not the best, and you’re podcast will get so much better to listen to if you fix that!:) big fan, love your programing.. I’m working with Jack street!:)

  2. Dylan Mullen on August 12, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Starting Strength and Libertarian talk…that’s a top shelf episode. Thank you guys for all the hard work and content.

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