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info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #96 At Home Workouts 05/06/2020
CHECK MY TOTAL #96 At Home Workouts This episode the duo are joined by Andrew’s wife Becca! During quarantine everyone has had to deal with gyms being closed. Andrew and Becca give information about how they have been staying fit at the house. What they explain are exercises anyone can do!
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #95 Pescatarian Diet 04/13/2020
CHECK MY TOTAL #95 Pescatarian Diet You’ve listened to the duo speak about a plant-based lifestyle. You’ve listened to the duo speak about an all meat lifestyle. Now it’s time to meet in the middle! This episode we take a deep dive on FISH and give our thoughts and opinions on a pescatarian diet. What are the pros and cons and how healthy is this diet compared to the others?
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #94 Quarantine and Chill 03/30/2020
CHECK MY TOTAL #94 Quarantine and Chill This episode Kenneth joins the podcast! The duo give an update of their life in this COVID-19 world. Andrew even goes as far as being tested for the virus. We also chat about the Playstation 5 “reveal” and what videogames we’ve been playing while quarantined. CoD: War Zone or Animal Crossing anyone?
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #93 Carnivore Diet Pt. 2 03/09/2020
CHECK MY TOTAL #93 Carnivore Diet Pt. 2 First things first, we would like to apologize for Timmy’s audio quality on this episode! Second things second, this is part two of the Carnivore Diet! This podcast we dive deeper into a carnivore lifestyle versus a plant based lifestyle, if the carnivore diet helps autoimmune diseases, and what role carcinogens play in all of it.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #92 Carnivore Diet Pt. 1 02/21/2020
CHECK MY TOTAL #92 Carnivore Diet Pt. 1 You’ve listened to the duo speak about a plant-based diet. Now it’s time to flip the script and talk about a diet where you only eat meat! The carnivore diet is sweeping the nation but is it actually beneficial? For part one of this podcast we dive into what the diet is and give our initial thoughts.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #91 The Evacuation 02/07/2020
CHECK MY TOTAL #91 The Evacuation This podcast the duo are joined by Andrew’s wife Becca! The couple had a whirlwind of a week which lead to them having to leave their house! Everyone gives an update on their life and review how they did for the January Check My Total Challenge. There’s even a chat about “Pensacola” Phil and the weather.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #90 Will We Compete Again? 01/25/2020
CHECK MY TOTAL #90 Will We Compete Again? This podcast the duo ask themselves if they will ever compete in powerlifting again. Does Andrew feel like he is accomplished because he has an Elite Total? Does Timmy feel like he has unfinished business on the platform? Hear their feelings this episode!
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #89 Best 2019 Videogames 01/17/2020
CHECK MY TOTAL #89 Best 2019 Videogames This podcast the duo rundown all the games they played with the help of the PS4 2019 Wrap-Up website. They go over how many hours they spent on what, and they both share their top two games of the year. Do the hours played match how they feel about the games? Listen to find out!
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #88 Myth Busters #4 01/11/2020
CHECK MY TOTAL #88 Myth Busters #4 This podcast we ask the question “Is Soy Bad for Hormones?” Does soy contain estrogen and do large amounts of consumption lead to increased feminism in men? Can Andrew save us all from getting manboobs? All of this answered this episode!
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #87 2020 Challenge & Free Giveaway 01/03/2020
CHECK MY TOTAL #87 2020 Challenge & Free Giveaway This episode the duo reign in the New Year with the next Check My Total Challenge! Listen to hear the details, they promise it is less extreme than last year. Check My Total is also having a free giveaway! Be sure to keep your eye on the instagram to see how to enter and win some powerlifting gear.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #85 Core Work for Powerlifters 12/13/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #85 Core Work for Powerlifters This episode the duo speaks about core exercises for powerlifters. Are isolated core movements necessary for powerlifting? If so, what exercises are the best to utilize? This podcast aims to answer those questions as Andrew and Timmy take a stab at the subject.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #84 Star Wars and Disney+ 12/06/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #84 Star Wars and Disney+ This episode the duo gives their thoughts and feelings about the Disney+ streaming service! Andrew’s wife Becca also chimes in about what she thinks. A good amount of the conversation is about Star Wars (Mandolorian), but they also hit on the nostalgia factor of Disney. Is the service worth getting? Listen to find out!
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #83 Carbs and Carb Loading 11/25/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #83 Carbs and Carb Loading This episode the duo explains the importance of carbohydrates and how to load them for a competition. Are they necessary and does loading up before you step on the platform really work? Listen to find out!
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #82 Isolation and Compound Movements 11/16/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #82 Isolation and Compound Movements This episode the duo chats about isolation and compound movements! They explain what each are and go over which one a person should tackle if they only have a limited amount of time in the gym. When are isolation and compound movements good and when are they bad? Listen to find out!
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #81 Becca Goes Vegan! 11/08/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #81 Becca Goes Vegan! This episode the duo is joined by Andrew’s wife Becca! Last episode we got a sneak peak of how everyone’s 14 Day Vegan Challenge went. This episode we get more in depth about the journey and hear Becca’s point of view. We discuss if going plant-based is worth it and the answer may surprise you.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #80 Powerlifting Handlers 11/01/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #80 Powerlifting Handlers This episode the duo discusses the importance of a powerlifting handler! A powerlifting handler is the equivalent of a golf caddy and someone who takes care of you throughout your competition. They speak about what good handlers do and why it is better to have one than to not.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #79 Jiu-Jitsu with Jonathan Shipley 10/25/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #79 Jiu-Jitsu with Jonathan Shipley This episode Andrew’s jiu-jitsu partner Jonathan Shipley joins the podcast! Jonathan and Andrew started jiu-jitsu at the same time and share their experiences with 10th Planet in Huntsville, AL. Jonathan also compares his skills between his most recent competition and his first ever competition.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #78 Andrew’s First Jiu-Jitsu Competition 10/11/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #78 Andrew’s First Jiu-Jitsu Competition This episode Andrew brings the smackdown to his first ever jiu-jitsu tournament! Listen to how he preformed and what he thought about the overall scene. Timmy also tagged along and gives his spectator point of view during the podcast.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #77 Planners vs Doers 10/04/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #77 Planners vs Doers This episode Andrew smacks on his first ever homemade smoothie throughout the podcast. Besides that, the duo speaks on people that spend all their time planning versus people who get up and do something. What are the pros and cons of both? Listen to find out!
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #76 “The Game Changers” Thoughts and Opinions 09/27/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #76 “The Game Changers” Thoughts and Opinions This episode Timmy and returning guests Kyle, and Ashley go watch the one night only documentary “The Game Changers”. They fill Andrew in about how the documentary is about protein and that a growing number of professional level athletes are no longer getting it from animal products. Hear what they all have to say about the film and a plant based diet.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #75 Powerlifting on TV 09/20/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #75 Powerlifting on TV With the growth of powerlifting in recent years, will the sport ever do well on TV? This podcast the duo gives their take on this question. They also dive into why watching a video of a lifter on Instagram doesn’t have the same electricity as seeing it live. At the end of the episode Andrew also gives us a review of his new favorite chicken wing spot.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #74 Training Myth Busters #3 09/13/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #74 Training Myth Busters #3 This podcast we bust the myth of the “30-Minute Anabolic Window”. The anabolic window is a term used in strength training to describe the 30-minute period after exercise during which the intake of protein and carbohydrates can aid in the increase of muscle mass. Joining us on the podcast, to help discuss the topic, are life long lifters Rob Wess and Keith Payne.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #73 History of Iron Boy Powerlifting 09/06/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #73 History of Iron Boy Powerlifting This episode the duo sits down with the founder of Iron Boy Powerlifting Keith Payne. His daughter, Ashley Macon, also joins the podcast to chat about the beginnings of IBP. Learn about how the federation started and how it has morphed over its 20 year history. As Andrew would say, IBP is a federation built by the lifters for the lifters.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #72 Jordan Warren Hits Elite 08/30/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #72 Jordan Warren Hits Elite This episode the duo welcomes Jordan Warren to the internet! Jordan’s last competition ended with a 1,575 lb total which earned him an Elite status in the 220 lb weight division. We chat with him about his training and goals. White Light/Red Light also returns and we learn Jordan likes pineapple on his pizza.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #71 “Westside vs The World” Thoughts & Opinions 08/23/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #71 “Westside vs The World” Thoughts & Opinions This episode the duo watches “Westside vs The World” on Netflix! They comment on what they think about Westside and Louie Simmons, as well as how the overall documentary was made. Timmy discusses his experiences with Westside and the duo dips their toe in how they feel about the Conjugate Method.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #70 No Responsibilities 08/16/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #70 No Responsibilities There is no denying that as we get older more responsibilities are added to our plate. These responsibilities often change the priorities in our life which makes training and lifting become a harder practice. This episode the duo dives in to why it is easier to achieve your goals while you’re younger than it is to wait until you’re older.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #69 Sports Specific Training vs Powerlifting Training 08/09/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #69 Sports Specific Training vs Powerlifting Training This episode the duo tackles the difference between training an overall athlete and training a powerlifter. They answer what training philosophies crossover, and what powerlifting principles can help other sports training.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #68 Reverse Searing Life 08/02/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #68 Reverse Searing Life This episode Timmy shares the changes in his life! For the first time he’s moving to a different state. With the adjustment he has decided to start fresh with his diet and training routine. Meanwhile Andrew teaches us the ways of reverse searing a steak. Timmy’s sister, Ashley, also makes a guest appearance.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #67 Exercises That Suck! 07/26/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #67 Exercises That Suck! This episode the duo goes on about exercises they hate to do in the gym. From box steps, to tire flips, to doing one set of twenty on squats, they list off exercises they can’t help but groan at when they pop up in the program. Andrew also keeps us updated on the latest food trends and enlightens Timmy about a joint called ‘Big Shakes’.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #66 Set Point Theory 07/19/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #66 Set Point Theory This episode the duo raids Area 51 to find out what the government is hiding about Set Point Theory! Mirror-mirror.org explains that Set Point is the weight range in which your body is programmed to function optimally, and that Set Point Theory holds that one's body will fight to maintain that weight range. Shout out to Megan Smith for sending in the topic for the duo to express their opinions about.