The Top Ten Best Strength Training Podcasts
Here is a list of ten of the best strength podcasts (in no particular order) currently filling the air waves. We did some googling to try to find a list like this, but there were none to be found. So we knew that responsibility had to rest squarely on our shoulders... our wide, bulbous, vascular shoulders. That is both our gift and our curse here at Massenomics.
Some criteria we looked at to come up with "The Best"...
Factual knowledge. Can you learn something?
Humor. Might you pee your pants a little?
Audio quality. Is it recorded into a tin can, or something a little better?
Production value. Is there a video version also? Or maybe supporting articles?
Guests. Do they bring in people that know a thing or two about a thing or two?
Consistency. Once a week? Once a month? Once a who-the-hell knows when?
There’s no doubt that we didn’t include every good strength podcast in our list. That's where you, the super-smart readers, come in. We want to know which podcasts that you love in the world of strength! Leave us a comment here, on our Facebook page, or on Instagram. With your help, we will find a tenth podcast to round out this list!
*One last note: If you like any of these podcasts, leave them a 5 star review on iTunes. It makes a difference, and I promise they will all appreciate it.
They just passed the 10 year mark of never missing an episode! Ten straight years of podcasting is almost unheard of! The show is hosted Dr. Lonnie Lowery and his crew of accomplished strength athletes. These guys have amassed more sports nutrition, weight training, powerlifting, and bodybuilding talk than you can shake a barbell at. You will learn something valuable from every episode, especially if you have interest in the science of nutrition and training. The show is put out in high quality audio and has the feel of something you could tune into on a FM radio station.
Best iTunes review: "I've been listening for a few years, and being a nerdy person who loves to lift, I'm immensely grateful to all of the Iron Radio personalities for supplying ample nerdy lifting information for so long. "
If you thought we weren't going to include our own podcast, then you thought wrong muchacho. Dubbed as the "world's strongest podcast" and the “lifting podcast about nothing”, we know that the Massenomics Podcast absolutely belong on this list. We have been releasing episodes in audio and full video every week for over three years now. We cover the latest in the world of powerlifting and strongman, but don’t come to us for our expertise… Come to us for our realistic and often times humorous takes on the lifting world. Fans love us for our over/under segment, expensive Lift shorts, and our passion for La Croix and Slim Jims. Join Tommy and Tanner weekly as they navigate through the strength world, and through all the bullshit that they throw at each other.
Best iTunes review: "Remember how Seinfeld was described as the show about nothing? Well, Massenomics is kinda like the strength podcast about nothing. If you are looking for hard hitting data driven content about the science of strength development and expression, you may want to look elsewhere. But if you are looking to listen in while some buddies chat about lifting while having a good time and cracking some jokes, check it out. Getting better all the time like fine wine. Great merchandise too.”
THE BRO CAST
Two bros with some powerlifting talk. Andy and Brandon are two of the best powerlifters in the world. They start each episode with a little insight on their life and training, then bring in another elite powerlifter to interview. Nothing is off limits with these guys.. frequently discussing steroid cycles and sexual deviancy. If you don’t walk out your squat, Brandon is going to let you hear about it. These two have a great dynamic. The only downside is having to listen to Brandon try to make it through the full list of their sponsors without completely running out of breath.
Best iTunes review: "Nice to hear from top powerlifters who don’t care about being politically correct.”
ELITEFTS TABLE TALK
With over 30 years of experience in powerlifting, there’s not much that Dave Tate hasn’t seen or done. He pulls from his experiences at Westside Barbell and his experiences running one of the most recognized companies in the sport. Dave Tate is no bullshit, and his show is the same.
Iron minds podcast
Jesse, Ron, & Rian come together weekly to discuss powerlifting and bodybuilding related topics. This St. Louis based crew brings the perspective of guys that are fans of the sports and compete themselves. It’s always fun to hear from the best of the best, but sometimes it’s just more relatable to listen to some dudes that understand the struggles of the common lifter. These three spend about half the time talking about the lifting, and the other half is spent ragging on each other… because that’s what good friends do.
Best iTunes review: "They have come a long way and their episodes keep getting better and better. The guest lineup has been the top lifters and people in the industry.”
Strength Chat By Kabuki Strength
Just the facts, ma'am. If you enjoy really learning while listening to a podcast, you need to check this one out. It's the anti-broscience approach to the strength and fitness industry. It's hosted by a group of coaches and athletes that have years of putting what they discuss to the test. Chris Duffin is the poster boy, renowned as one of the strongest powerlifters to have competed, as well as an innovator of exercise equipment for strength minded athletes. They have been recording for a couple years now and they consistently put out new episodes every week.
Best iTunes review: "Duffin and the guys put some awesome knowledge and knowledgeable people right into your ear holes. Every week I learn something applicable and/or interesting."
Strong Talk From Starting Strongman
If you have any interest in strongman, whether that be training for it yourself or following the pros, then look no further. This podcast covers EVERYTHING in the world of strongman. You would be hard pressed to find anyone that knows more about the sport than the podcast creator Kalle Beck. Kalle has done interviews with the likes of strongman legend Zydrunas Savickas, and tons of other top level strongman competitors. He also reviews important upcoming strongman events and recaps them when they are finished.
Best iTunes review: "This podcast is a must for every strongman and strongwoman for sure, as well as anyone interested in the sport. Interesting and informative guests and topics.. every episode holds a nugget of info that you will not get elsewhere."
Co-hosts Chad Wesley Smith and Max "Montana" Aita combine their experiences coaching and competing at high levels in powerlifting, strongman, and weightlifting to create this humorous and informative podcast. Chad describes their show as, "a lighthearted look at serious training topics and current events in the strength world." They have already brought in a diverse panel of guests, and their show keeps getting better and better. They took noticeable efforts to improve their audio quality, presentation, and consistency of recording. Fanatics of the show are referred to as Jugalos (kind of like fans of the group Insane Clown Posse, except with less face paint).
Best iTunes review: "A quad dominant cowboy and a giant koala raised by an affluent orange county family talk smack about competitive wide stance god-mornings and use the word "correlate" roughly 50 times per episode. If you sneer at people who only have one "leg day" per week, this is the podcast for you."
Silent Mike and Jim McD have finally reunited, and it feels so good! They worked together on the Powercast for a few years, which no longer exists, so it’s great to see them back in action together again. In 50% Facts, they pick a specific topic for each episode. At the beginning they lay out what each of them thinks they know about the topic, then they bring on an expert to point out what they had right, and where they were clueless.
Best iTunes review: "This one is great for the condensed information and the top notch industry experts they bring in.”
The Strength Athlete
If you compete in the USAPL/IPF powerlifting federations you're not going to want to miss this one. It's apparent that this group of experienced powerlifting coaches/competitors has a passion for serving the natural raw powerlifting community. These guys like their powerlifters like the like their bed sheets... clean, but not afraid to work hard. They discuss in-depth technical training and programming topics like your dad discusses the weather. They do not always release episodes on a consistent basis, but they are worth the wait.
Best iTunes review: "TSA has been doing great work in the powerlifting community for years now, and this podcast is absolutely a continuation. They cover a wide range of topic relevant to the powerlifting community and have hosted knowledgeable guests. If you enjoy sour beer, man tights, and Spoto presses, this is the podcast for you."
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