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Climbing the Bicep Peaks – Hamilton Parks

If you’ve never been to a bodybuilding competition in person, it might seem quite intimidating with all that muscle painted dark and greasy, strutting it on stage.

Today our friend John Paul O’Neil, long time listener, first time caller talks about dazzling the crowds at his first two bodybuilding contests by posing to Madonna’s song Vogue ending with a death drop that shook the judges.

But in reality a lot of these contests have a wide variety of people from different ages, backgrounds and bodies ready to showcase their physiques.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 11 hours ago 0

Muscle Worship for Entertainment – Andrew Dombos

Bodybuilding is now a competitive sport, but its roots lie in show business. Strongmen have long been a staple of circus acts for their feats of strength but it was Prussian bodybuilder Eugen Sandow, who went from lifting heavy objects onstage to capturing the world’s imagination by posing and flexing his muscles for fun and entertainment.

Today, bodybuilder Andrew Dombos joins us to talk about putting together his muscle worship quarterly events, inspired by classic live muscle worship videos.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 4 months ago 1

Becoming a Mass Monster – Pawan Lapborisuth

If you want to be big, you got to eat big, but being a mass monster isn’t just opening up your mouth and piling in the food, it takes a whole lot of training, skill and coordination.

Today, bodybuilding coach Pawan Lapborisuth joins us to talk about his journey from a high school bodybuilder to becoming a mass monster, and all the hi-jinks that ensued when he finally crossed the 300 lbs threshold.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 5 months ago 0

Thom Austin – The Healing Power of Building Muscle

Ever since the Stonewall Riots ignited the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in 1969, most major cities have had Pride Parades until the Covid Pandemic of 2020 where it was all put on pause.

This year will be the first Pride Parade we’ve had in two years, and while we are still concerned over Covid, there’s now also the worry over violence, like recently in Idaho where a van full of Fascist militia were ready to harm people celebrating Pride.

Joining us today is our pal Jack Ryan, the host of The 10% Percent Show that ran on Chicago Cable Access in the late 80s and early 90s, to take a look at the changing face of Pride.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 5 months ago 0

Burlesque for Bodybuilders – Chaka Corn

Today bodybuilder, burlesque performer, drag queen and former college cheerleader Andrew Slade, best known in San Francisco as Chaka Corn, joins us to look at his performance tribe Baloney and how it’s featured in the new documentary film by the same name.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 6 months ago 0

Listening to the Muscles in Your Body – Levi David

Today muscle model and Master Personal Trainer Levi David joins us to talk about crisscrossing the country during the Covid Pandemic to rediscover his body and to meet amazing people and work out in some pretty awesome gyms.

Levi’s specializes in Corrective Exercise, Fitness Nutrition and Mindset and has a lot to say on figuring ways to prevent injuries in your workouts.

Building a Secret Agent’s Body – Agent Dave Oleksa

There’s something irresistible about James Bond, a secret service agent who stops supervillains from destroying the world with diamond powered lasers.

Today former Secret Service Agent and bodybuilder Dave Oleksa shares his top secrets at staying in incredible shape while raising a family and holding a full time job where people’s lives are on the line.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 6 months ago 0

Muscle Worship Bill Returns

We were shocked on the first episode of Let’s Grow Big Together when our guest, Muscle Worship Bill, delighted us with the story of hooking up with one of his favorite bodybuilders who used his face as a footstool as he scarfed down on his breakfast of toast, bacon and eggs.

Today Muscle Worship Bill returns with more adventures of marveling before his favorite muscle gods. Bill is well known among bodybuilders for his anonymous Instagram account Slave to the Muscle which says “I pay to worship muscle.”

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 7 months ago 0

Bodybuilding After 50 – Chris Lavoie

Whether you’re a spring chicken or a crowing rooster, the sun rises and eventually sets on your body’s ability to build muscle. But just because you’re headed into your golden years doesn’t mean you can’t develop a jacked up muscular body that would make Zeus jealous!

Today bodybuilder and progressive talk radio star Chris Lavoie, best known as the Co-Host on the Stephanie Miller Show, joins us to talk about how he got huge and freaky in order to compete in bodybuilding.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Podcast 7 months ago 0

Caleb De Casper, Our Favorite Xenomorph Femme Boy

When queer rebel musician Caleb De Casper got an honorary day celebrating his musical contribution to Austin Texas, the Live Music Captial of the World, all hell broke loose on Twitter. After all, it’s Elon Musk’s dumpster fire now.

Today musician Caleb De Casper joins us to regale us with stories based on their new album Femme Boy and making the Twitter trolls angry.

Posted in: Lets Grow Big Together, Musicians, Podcast 7 months ago 0