Apr 28, 2015
On today’s show, we talked to Mark Bell, the founder of Super Training Gym, Power Magazine and inventor of the Sling Shot.
Mark is a former professional wrestler. He began lifting weights at age 11 and entered into powerlifting when he was 13. He has lifted 1,025lb squat, a 832lb bench press and a 738 lb deadlift.
He explained to us how weight lifting affects your body. “Your arms are like shock absorbers,” he told Rob. “Your biceps and your forearms are there to help you absorb the shock of the weight on the way down.”
Mark is pretty flexible with his diet, though he is a proponent of the Ketogenic diet. “We have become so addicted to refined sugars. That’s one of the most important things to cut out of your diet.”
He believes the benefits to building muscle are much more extensive than merely engaging in cardio. “If you gain 5 lbs of muscle, it changes your metabolism in big ways,” he said.
We also discussed the idea of peak strength. Is there a point you reach where you can’t lift anything heavier?
You'll have to tune in to find out!