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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.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #65 Spider-Man: Far From Home REVIEW 07/12/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #65 Spider-Man: Far From Home REVIEW This episode the duo is reunited with the intro voice of Check My Total Kyle Macon! The crew reviews “Spider-Man: Far From Home”. SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS! They dive into every scene and share their feelings about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #64 Training Myth Busters #2 07/05/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #64 Training Myth Busters #2 This podcast we bust the myth of “Spot Reduction”. Spot reduction refers to the claim that fat in a certain area of the body can be targeted for reduction through exercise of specific muscles in that desired area. “Training Myth Busters” is where the duos chooses a training or nutrition topic that is commonly believed but is completely false and explain why.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #63 Training Myth Busters #1 06/28/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #63 Training Myth Busters #1 This episode the duo introduces “Training Myth Busters”! We will choose a training or nutrition topic that is commonly believed but completely false. This podcast we bust the myth of “Rack pulls being an ego lift”. Do you believe in this statement? If so listen to hear why you shouldn’t!
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #62 Deadlift Q & A and General Tips 06/21/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #62 Deadlift Q & A and General Tips The last part of our series with Kenneth Moody is here! This episode the duo answers questions about the deadlift. They chat about technique and ways that a person can help their pull. They also discuss knee sleeves, belts, people’s leverages, and Andrew even hits us with an inspirational quote.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #61 Squat Q & A 06/14/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #61 Squat Q & A Kenneth Moody returns for part two of our three part question and answer series! This episode will focus on the squat. We cover technique and different ways you can squat, for example the front squat. The crew even trails off to speak about this year’s videogame E3 conference. Don’t forget to check out last week’s podcast where we chat about the bench press, and stay tuned next week for the deadlift!
info_outline IBP EVENT RECAP: 2019 IRON GIRL Championships 06/11/2019
IBP EVENT RECAP: 2019 IRON GIRL Championships This episode we recap the Inaugural Iron Girl Championships in Easley, South Carolina! The event was held at Crossfit Bang Bang and joining us on the podcast is the owner Haley Gann. She introduces participants of the competition and everyone speaks about their experience over the weekend!
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #60 Bench Press Q & A 06/07/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #60 Bench Press Q & A This episode the duo welcomes back Andrew’s college roommate Kenneth Moody! After being set back with a hip injury that required surgery, Kenneth has returned to the gym for the first time in over a year. Part one of our three part Q & A series with Kenneth will focus on the Bench Press as he asks the duo questions about technique. Stay tuned in the following weeks for the Squat and Deadlift!
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #59 Mental Strategies 05/31/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #59 Mental Strategies This episode the duo speaks about how you can mentally prepare yourself to lift heavy weight. They focus on the topic of visualization and mention other techniques you can use to conquer the weight before even stepping underneath the bar. Plus Andrew shares a story about his trip to Whataburger.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #58 Brandon Arthur Hits Elite 05/24/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #58 Brandon Arthur Hits Elite This episode the duo welcomes back Brandon Arthur! Brandon comes off his last competition having hit 198 IBP Full Power Elite! We speak to him about how his day went and what kind of preparation he took to achieve the prestigious total. We also learn that the McChicken is superior to the McDouble.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #57 Common Deadlift Mistakes 05/17/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #57 Common Deadlift Mistakes This episode the duo discusses common deadlift mistakes! From bent elbows to beginning with the bar too far from your shins, they attempt to shed light on faults that are easily fixed. Andrew and T-Payne also share a couple advanced deadlift techniques.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #56 Avengers: Endgame REVIEW 05/10/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #56 Avengers: Endgame REVIEW This episode we’re joined by Kenneth Moody and the intro voice to Check My Total Kyle Macon as the crew reviews “Avengers: Endgame”. SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS! We dive into everything and share our feelings about the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
info_outline CHECK MY TOTAL #55 Wedding Week Rambling 05/03/2019
CHECK MY TOTAL #55 Wedding Week Rambling This episode we’re joined by Derek Elam as he and Timmy temporally move into Andrew’s apartment in preparation for the wedding. We get an update on Derek’s weight loss journey and he and Andrew even get a workout in. The podcast also has its last installment of “Wedding Advice for Andrew”.
info_outline IBP EVENT RECAP: 2019 IBP Tarheel State Powerlifting Championships 04/25/2019
IBP EVENT RECAP: 2019 IBP Tarheel State Powerlifting Championships This episode we recap the 2019 IBP Tarheel State Powerlifting Championships in Belmont, North Carolina! We are joined by the Associate Executive Director of the YMCA Josey Messer and Bench Only competitor Michael Belk. They comment on how the competition went and how other competitors preformed.