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info_outline Episode 32: From the Cage to Lockdown 05/21/2020
Episode 32: From the Cage to Lockdown On this episode of the Animal Pakcast, Gary "G-Six" Turner takes the helm as host alongside Rudy Checo and gets in the mix with 25x world record holder Stefi Cohen. The crew dives into exploring new training disciplines, as well as getting Stefi's thoughts on her experience in the Animal Cage.
info_outline Episode 31: Military Muscle 05/14/2020
Episode 31: Military Muscle Animal Pakcast host Joseph Pircher comes at us with a special edition of the Ask Animal segment featuring Animal military ambassadors Jason Hebert and Mercedes Pollard. They, along with Animal Military Brand Manager Ryan Fitzgerald, take a dive into a military-based Q&A session and discuss how this plays into their fitness lives.
info_outline Episode 30: Strength and Humility (w/ Jamal Browner) 05/07/2020
Episode 30: Strength and Humility (w/ Jamal Browner) Animal's newest athlete and deadlift powerhouse, Jamal Browner, gets online with the Pakcast for a one-on-one show where he dives into how he's handling his newfound powerlifting recognition and what it's like to have his eyes set on a 1000lb raw deadlift.
info_outline Episode 29: The Show Goes On (w/ Derek Lunsford) 04/30/2020
Episode 29: The Show Goes On (w/ Derek Lunsford) Olympia contender Derek Lunsford gets on the Animal Pakcast with coach James Brown to discuss his plans and what's been going down with training as he eyes the coveted 212 title.
info_outline Episode 28: Rob Hall Tells All 04/23/2020
Episode 28: Rob Hall Tells All Rob Hall links up with the Pakcast crew all the way from Texas to give us an update on how he's managing during these times. He also gives us a little insight into how a performer approaches the platform in the Animal Cage. As expected, Rob doesn't pull any punches. He lets it all out. Be sure to tune in for this one.
info_outline Episode 27: See it Through (w/ Evan Centopani) 04/16/2020
Episode 27: See it Through (w/ Evan Centopani) Evan Centopani calls in from Connecticut to join the guys on the latest installment of the Ask Animal segment of the Pakcast. He gives us a New York Pro update and gives us his thoughts about upholding his family while maintaining a pro level physique.
info_outline Episode 26: Adaption is Essential (w/ John Jewett) 04/09/2020
Episode 26: Adaption is Essential (w/ John Jewett) Desperate times call for desperate measures. With current social distancing restrictions in place, the guys are hosting the Ask Animal segment of the Pakcast remotely. We have IFBB PRO John Jewett on the line to answer some questions regarding quarantine training, dealing with food shortages, and the champion's mindset needed to get through these tough circumstances.
info_outline Episode 25: No Keyboard Warriors (w/ Vincenzo Masone) 04/02/2020
Episode 25: No Keyboard Warriors (w/ Vincenzo Masone) This just in: Big Vincenzo is back in the Pakcast booth with host Joseph Pircher, and the guys break down some of Vin's latest stage achievements as well as how he deals with internet hate. Be sure to tune in.
info_outline Episode 24: Ask Animal 03/26/2020
Episode 24: Ask Animal The latest episode of the "Ask Animal" segment is now live. With us today is our very good friend and special guest athlete, Vincenzo Masone. Vin and the guys answer fan-submitted questions about supps, training, and even some PED talk. This is one you don't want to miss. Click the link in our bio, or listen to the episode on your favorite streaming platform.
info_outline Episode 23: The Pain Tunnel (w/ Evan Centopani & Chris Tuttle) 03/19/2020
Episode 23: The Pain Tunnel (w/ Evan Centopani & Chris Tuttle) Coming in all the way from Connecticut, Evan Centopani and Chris Tuttle land in the Animal Pakcast studio to discuss how they met and share some of the crazy stories from when they were training partners. This is an absolute listen.
info_outline Episode 22: The Mass, Pt. 2 (w/ Vincenzo Masone) 03/11/2020
Episode 22: The Mass, Pt. 2 (w/ Vincenzo Masone) Vincenzo "Mass" Masone returns to the Animal Pakcast booth and dives deep into balancing family and relationships with bodybuilding. Coming from a large Italian family and recently engaged, Vincenzo talks about how he juggles everything, makes time for loved ones, all while still maintaining a rigorous training schedule.
info_outline Episode 21: The Boss, Pt. 2 (w/ Dan Green) 03/05/2020
Episode 21: The Boss, Pt. 2 (w/ Dan Green) The truth is, there are going to be people more skilled, more focused with a higher work ethic out there. Plain and simple: They’re just going to be better. So for you to rise above and succeed, how are you going to do the same thing that others are failing with? Dan Green dives headfirst into this topic on the next Animal Pakcast. Be sure to listen.
info_outline Episode 20: Ask Animal 02/27/2020
Episode 20: Ask Animal The boys are back in the booth for the next episode of "Ask Animal." As usual, they're answering all of your raw, unfiltered questions and talking shop about training, supplementation, and who's winning the Arnold in a week. Don't miss it.
info_outline Episode 19: Farm to Platform (w/ Grant Higa) 02/20/2020
Episode 19: Farm to Platform (w/ Grant Higa) Grant Higa, one of the Animal OGs, heads to the Pakcast studio where he gets into his Hawaiian days prior to being known for the weights. He talks about what it was like to originally compete at 198lb. Tune in to get an inside view of the one they call Higamonster.
info_outline Episode 18: The Formative Years (w/ Chris Tuttle) 02/13/2020
Episode 18: The Formative Years (w/ Chris Tuttle) IFBB Pro Chris Tuttle heads to the Pakcast studio to dive deep into his formidable years when he grew up as a motocross rider. The lessons were sometimes strict and harsh, but they set the framework for how Chris approaches his business, bodybuilding, and life in general.
info_outline Episode 17: Ask Animal 02/06/2020
Episode 17: Ask Animal You asked, we listened. We're proud to announce the debut of the "Ask Animal" segment of the Animal Pakcast. Gary "G-Six" Turner, Joseph Pircher, and Jason Budsock dive headfirst into fan-submitted questions. Nothing is EVER off the table. Comment on what you think and leave questions for the next episode below.
info_outline Episode 16: The Build (w/ Evan Centopani) 01/30/2020
Episode 16: The Build (w/ Evan Centopani) The Pakcast returns from a seasonal hiatus to bring you an exclusive one-on-one with IFBB Pro Evan Centopani. Evan discusses his journey back from a devastating knee injury, and if, and when, he plans to compete again.
info_outline Episode 14: The Mass 12/17/2019
Episode 14: The Mass While the saying "big things come in small packages" is sometimes true, it's not in the case with our next guest on the Animal Pakcast. BIG Vincenzo Masone joins us in the studio where he highlights many aspects of his background, from his upbringing all the way to when he first became an athlete with Animal.
info_outline Episode 12: When The Rubber Meets The Road, Pt. 2 11/26/2019
Episode 12: When The Rubber Meets The Road, Pt. 2 Animal Mentality (@animalmentality) follows up with his conversation with Jordan “Muscle Doc” Shallow, entrepreneur, educator, powerlifter, and chiropractor. In this concluding episode, they discuss a pivotal decision Jordan had to make, and one we are sometimes called to make. Could he walk away from success, his cushy, secure but limiting lifestyle and live out of his suitcase and travel in order to pursue a dream? Listen and find out.
info_outline Episode 11: When The Rubber Meets The Road 11/21/2019
Episode 11: When The Rubber Meets The Road Animal catches Jordan Shallow, the “Muscle Doc,” during a short layover in Jersey. Taking advantage, Animal Mentality (@animalmentality) talks to Jordan about overcoming adversity, as well as his life as an inveterate itinerant – why he loves spreading the word about strength conditioning, chiropractic theories, and powerlifting, to thousands of fans the world.
info_outline Episode 8: Champion Mindset (w/ Derek Lunsford) 10/31/2019
Episode 8: Champion Mindset (w/ Derek Lunsford) This week we talk with Derek Lunsford, IFBB Pro, about passion, calling, and purpose but most important of all: the champion mindset, what it is and how one goes about achieving it.
info_outline Episode 7: The Office (w/ Gary Turner) 10/24/2019
Episode 7: The Office (w/ Gary Turner) This week we talk with Gary Turner, national level bodybuilder and Animal athlete, about his journey into the sport and what it's like to work at Animal HQ: from having to choose between his girlfriend or bodybuilding to almost burning down the office.
info_outline Episode 6: Bad Business Pt. 2 (w/ Rob Hall) 10/17/2019
Episode 6: Bad Business Pt. 2 (w/ Rob Hall) This week we continue talking with Rob Hall, Texas native and one of the world's top 300+ lbs power lifters, about almost quitting football in high school to having a professional wrestler for a dad to almost becoming a pro wrestler himself.
info_outline Episode 5: Bad Business Pt. 1 (w/ Rob Hall) 10/17/2019
Episode 5: Bad Business Pt. 1 (w/ Rob Hall) This week we talk with Rob Hall, Texas native and one of the world's top 300+ lbs power lifters, about almost quitting football in high school to having a professional wrestler for a dad to later joining him in the ring.
info_outline Episode 4: Wouldn't Change A Thing (w/ John Jewett) 10/03/2019
Episode 4: Wouldn't Change A Thing (w/ John Jewett) This week we talk with John Jewett, IFBB Pro and registered dietician, about his 4th place win at this year's Olympia and the changes he's made (mentally and physically) since his previous win at the Chicago Pro.