First off, does anyone remember Pogs?  You know that game where you take a “slammer” and smash a stack of milk caps or “Pogs”?  Yes, random but I was out last night at the Good Life and they had a themed high school dance night and had Pogs strewn across the bar and the tables.  The only thing that was missing were slammers.  I’m sorry but someone dropped the ball on that one.

Since I am doing an off topic post I am going to take a second to give a shout out to some friends of mine over at the FitCast.  If you haven’t heard of it by now and you are serious about your fitness then I suggest checking it out.  It is the crem de la crem of fitness podcasts that I myself listen to almost every morning while preparing my 5a.m. breakfast feast.

just Kevin, Jon, and Leigh being Kevin, Jon, and Leigh

The show is hosted by strength coach Kevin Larrabee, CSCS and co-hosted by Dr. Johnathan Fass, dPT, CSCS and the awesome female strength coach Leigh Peele, who lays down some great nutrition knowledge.  They are hilarious and have great chemistry like peanut butter and jelly (and coconut, cacao nibs, and banana which I just had…effing delicious, don’t judge me) and speak on some solid health and fitness topics that benefit everyone.

I could go on all day about how valuable this podcast is to anyone interested in increasing their fitness knowledge by eons but you will just have to check it out.  I’m telling you, all it takes is one episode and you’ll be hooked (they are up to episode 192…unheard of for fitness podcasts).

Some of the weekly guest speakers have included Alwyn Cosgrove, Mike Roberson, John Berardi, Eric Cressey, Craig Ballantyne, Mike Boyle, and Bret Contreras along with many, many others to numerous to mention.  This is the best of the best in the training community, strength coaches, physical therapists, nutritionists, and just plain old amazing people.

If you have iTunes I suggest subscribing to the Fitcast or you can also check out their website to download each episode.  Listen to them during your commute, on the train, at the gym, or while you are pretending to work.  If your fitness is as important to you as it is to me then check it out.  Free information rules.

I have been tuning in for months and since each episode is between 45min and 2hrs I myself still have a lot of listening to do.  About 50 episodes worth of hilarity and badass topics to further my education.  Each episode also concludes with about 20-30 minutes of off topic stuff that is also pretty great to listen to as the eggs are cooking.

Peace, Love, and Pogs

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Written by Steve