Better, Stronger, Faster: A Performance Enhancing Podcast

By Chris Bell, William Shewfelt, Muscle Beach Media

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Tune in as award-winning director, Chris Bell, and TV actor, William Shewfelt, discuss every aspect of performance enhancement in training, nutrition, and mindset while interviewing industry leaders in the fitness & entertainment communities. Chris Bell is a director, producer and writer known for his documentaries Bigger Stronger Faster, Trophy Kids, and Prescription Thugs. William Shewfelt is a major health advocate known for currently starring on Power Rangers: Ninja Steel as Brody the Red Power Ranger on Netflix and Nickelodeon.

Episode Date
#19: Carnivore Diet Q&A Round 2 with Chris Bell and William Shewfelt
Chris and William discuss how they are still using the Carnivore Diet for staying lean, getting stronger, and optimizing health. They also answer listener questions from Instagram about exercise, protein, cheat days, and more.
Jun 19, 2019
#18: Feed Me More! With former WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback
Today Chris and William are speaking to Ryback Reeves. Ryback is a professional wrestler, author, and entrepreneur.
Jun 06, 2019
#17: Dr. Tony Huge - The Enhanced Athlete
Bigger, Stronger, Faster may have gotten people to think twice about steroids--but Dr. Tony Huge wants people to embrace them. Tony Huge is a competitive bodybuilder, lawyer, and entrepreneur--passionate about pushing the limits of human performance through the use of supplements, anabolics, and SARMS. In this episode, we dive deep into the pros and cons of performance enhancement...and the implications for the rest of us.
May 29, 2019
#16: Tyler Cartwright - Quarter Ton Excess to KetoGains Success
Tyler Cartwright is just your average recovering-alcoholic, science-textbook-reading, self-described “wookie,” who lost nearly 300lbs, and co-founded a platform to empower others to achieve their most far-fetched fitness goals through education and mental fortitude. He drank a lot. When that lost its appeal he ate a lot. And when he was over 500lbs his doctor told him he was going to die…soon. So he put his boundless curiosity, love of science and background as an athlete to use. Now this KetoGains co-founder is also trying to work his way out of a job. He’d like to coach his way into obsolescence with all of his clients. And to further punctuate the contradictions in his life he’s also launched a product that everyone already has access to and then gave them the recipe. But that’s how Tyler Cartwright rolls. It’s all just so crazy it might work.
May 08, 2019
#15: Logan Sneed - Keto for Brain Cancer?
Logan Sneed credits a Ketogenic Diet with helping him beat Brain Cancer into remission and then transforming his life. Diagnosed with a stage 4 Glioblastoma Brain Tumor the size of an egg on March 26th, 2016, Logan endured brain surgery, radiation and chemotherapy only to hear from doctors that his outlook was bleak: seizures, lack of energy and, most importantly, a short life expectancy. Well, you'd never guess it be looking at him now. Can diet and lifestyle really play that large a role in battling this vicious killer? This inspiring 22 year-old businessman and author makes a great case for it.
Apr 24, 2019
#14: Bodybuilding and Body Slams with Muscle Beach OG, Ric Drasin
Ric Drasin pumped iron at Muscle Beach Venice and Gold's Gym in the heyday of West Coast Bodybuilding with the likes of Arnold and Franco. His professional wrestling career spanned five decades and led to running his own wrestling shows. Actor, stuntman, author, graphic designer and digital pioneer, Drasin still trains, eats and mostly looks like he did when he took the ring as "The All American Boy." The doodles he sketched on napkins have appeared on countless t-shirts as the logos for Gold's Gym and World Gym. He ate beef, eggs and cottage cheese before anyone knew the term "keto," could bench over 450 lbs and had a 31 inch waist. What can we say? He's the man.
Apr 17, 2019
#13: Stan Efferding: Fueling the World's Strongest Men with the Vertical Diet
Deemed The World's Strongest Bodybuilder, Stan "Rhino" Efferding developed a diet and exercise system to personally overcome his own digestive challenges and maximize his results. He's an IFBB Bodybuilding Pro and also one of only 10 men in the world to ever total over 2,300 pounds raw in a power lifting competition. Stan trains the top guys in the Worlds Strongest Man contests, but uses his same diet and exercise principals for his female figure/bikini contestants making his Vertical Diet a viral name in athlete nutrition. Stan stops by Muscle Beach Studios to talk salt, white rice and short walks vs long, fasted-cardio sessions, and to move the needle instead of getting lost in the weeds. Grab a pen because Stan's background as a strength and bodybuilding competitor, coach, lecturer, author and inventor will inspire you to do your homework.
Apr 10, 2019
#12: KC Mitchell - That 1 Leg Monster
Muscle Beach Studios welcomes That One Leg Monster, KC Mitchell, to talk about PTSG (Post Traumatic Self Growth) and deadlifting over 600lbs with one prosthetic leg and zero good knees. Life events - that would have crushed lesser men - fueled an inspiring comeback story, although KC will tell you he’s not intentionally trying to inspire. His daughter has been his driving force and messages from fans get him out of his parked car and into the gym on those tough days he doesn’t feel like getting after it. Addiction, depression, humility and reinvention have all shaped the man he is today.
Apr 03, 2019
#11: Brad Kearns - Get Over Yourself, Take a Plunge and Get Lean
As a top-ranked professional triathlete, Brad Kearns figured out how to train smart while his competition banged their heads (and bodies) against a wall. Now a Guiness World Record holder in Speed Golf, Brad still scratches that competitive itch while writing New York Times bestsellers, coaching and building the Primal Blueprint movement with Mark Sisson. Brad stopped by the Muscle Beach Studios to discuss his appreciation of cold plunges, taking the plunge, his free-style rap skills and the myths surrounding endurance athlete nutrition.
Mar 27, 2019
#10: Derek McCormick - Tea Time With the Reaper
Derrick McCormick invents weight-equipment designed to make you uncomfortable, wears sunglasses indoors and trains like a maniac. He can tell you the difference between weight and load or how the mechanical and electrical aspects of the human body overlap. But none of that currently rates very high on his priority list compared to honoring Angela, taken from him too soon. His book, Tea Time with the Reaper, goes beyond their relationship to discuss how little we think about our own mortality, the failings of our medical system and how to better treat the ones we love. On the birthday of host Chris Bell’s decease brother, Mad Dog, Derrick stops by Muscle Beach Studios to drop some uncomfortable truth about the ways we live and die.
Mar 18, 2019
#9: Dave Feldman Cracks the Cholesterol Code
Dave Feldman isn’t a doctor; he’s a software engineer who sees the lipid system as just another deep network system: one that moves energy around the human body with intelligent feedback loops that can be manipulated by diet. Instead of writing code he’s taking blood tests – lots of them – to investigate cholesterol in a world increasingly open to a low-carb, fat-fueled, lifestyle and curious about long-term health trade-offs.
Mar 13, 2019
#8: Culinary Arts and Biohacking with the Schweitzer Brothers
When Matt and Jack Schweitzer aren't separately running one of the country's coolest burger-bar concepts and building million-dollar houseboats, together they're biohacking and hard-charging in the worlds of power-lifting, CrossFit and competitive rowing to maximize strength and shred. They're big, lean athletes with NCAA pedigrees who continue fine-tuning their diets, workouts and daily routines. The Brothers Schweitzer drop by Muscle Beach Studios to talk about red light therapy, gratitude and the fact that their family tree is littered with badass athletes.
Mar 06, 2019
#7: Danny Vega - Jacked and Smart
Danny Vega is an intelligent savage—make no mistake about that. He played college football at Columbia, earned his masters in Human Performance from the University of Florida while training collegiate athletes and became the strength and conditioning coach for VCU’s mens basketball program. After that he decided it was about time he started getting serious about his strength and diet. Already a nationally-ranked powerlifter, Danny discovered keto and continued to make strides in physical performance. He’s the host of The Ketogenic Athlete and The Fat Fueled Family and we caught up with this Florida native on location at the Metabolic Health Summit
Feb 27, 2019
#6: Meathead Medicine with Carnivore, Dr. Paul Saladino
Dr. Paul Saladino defends the science supporting a Carnivore Diet and attacks studies that criticize it. With an arsenal of scientific analysis, medical insight and personal testimony, he dives deep into the debate; unafraid to call-out experts, name names and use is own blood-work to back-up his views. Get ready to geek out.
Feb 22, 2019
#5: Chase Chewning - Ready, Fire, Aim: Goal Setting & Momentum
Chase Chewning enlisted in the military at 17 only to have his life's plan derailed by a string of accidents. He regrouped, retrained and attacked the fitness industry with the same focus and consistency, now guiding the Ever Forward brand, including Ever Forward Radio, Coach and Apparel. Chase stops by Muscle Beach Studios to drop inspiration and knowledge acquired from years of personal and group training, coordinating employee wellness programs, working alongside physicians in clinical environments and helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals.
Feb 14, 2019
#4: Dr. Ted Naiman - Train, Say Your Prayers, Up Your Protein
Dr. Ted Naiman's approach to diet is so simple you'll feel like an OG of low-carb eating after this conversation. He's the king of info-graphics, ripped from daily 15-minute workouts and all-in on "what you eat" vs "how much you eat." Whether you're vegetarian, keto or carnivore, you can put these flexible tips into practice. Recorded at the famous Muscle Beach Studios.
Feb 06, 2019
#3: Mike Ryan - Lift Like The Rock
Muscle Beach Studios welcomes Mike Ryan: celebrity trainer, former fitness model and manager of Gold’s Gym Venice when it was closer to the lawless cantina in Star Wars than the Mecca of modern fitness. Strap in for outrageous, insider stories about The Rock, Arnold, Sly and your favorite professional wrestlers. Mike Ryan has traveled the world training stars from Hollywood to Bollywood, and he’ll tell you how he got them shredded and stays in peak form himself.
Jan 30, 2019
#2: Dr. Shawn Baker's Carnivore Revolution
Dr. Shawn Baker is an orthopedic surgeon, elite level strength athlete, and a major proponent of the Carnivore Diet. In this episode, Dr. Baker discusses where the science currently stands on the Carnivore diet, the long term health effects of carnivore, why this approach is upsetting conventional nutritional wisdom, and why many people may benefit from starting an all-meat diet.
Jan 22, 2019
#1: Carnivore Diet Q&A with Chris Bell and William Shewfelt
Chris and William have both been doing a Carnivore Diet for over a year now. In this episode, they answer questions on their experiences with the carnivore diet including: How to start a carnivore diet? Are cheat days fine? What about dairy? Transitioning from keto to carnivore. What a full day of eating looks like. The role of fasting. Fast food options and budget restrictions. Autoimmune issues. And much more!
Jan 01, 2019