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February 2, 2016

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Chris Duffin is an Ex Corporate Executive turned Inventor and Movement professional.

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He has positioned himself uniquely in the fitness world bridging the gap between (and working with both) the top clinical rehab and sports professionals in the world and the in the trenches athletes and S&C coaches.

He promotes and uses evidence-based approaches in developing his coaching and cueing methodologies and strength training equipment.

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In this episode of the Super Strength Show, Chris Duffin takes us on his journey to becoming a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Powerlifter, Movement Specialist, and Founder of Kabuki Warrior. During this interview, Chris dives deep into his training principles for better movement patterns and performance.

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Chris Duffin joins us in studio to talk about his unique approach to life, rehab, and training. He also breaks down the training that led up to his 881 squat at 220 lbs bodyweight, a record that was recently broken by Sam Byrd. Chris still holds a Guinness World Record for the most weight deadlifted in one minute at 17,010 pounds (42 reps of 405lbs), and recently introduces his own shoulder pre-hab/rehab tool, the ShouldeRok.We also talk about the recent powerlifting controversies cropping in social media, and how little they really matter. Also, there is a poop story.Mark Bell (@marksmellybell) hosts with Michael Farr (@silentmikke) and Jim McDonald (@JimMcDSTTV). Producer Jim McDonald.Listen to PodcastSubscribe to Chris' YouTube Channel Instagram Twitter Facebook...

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World record-setting powerlifter Chris Duffin embodies what Teddy Roosevelt called “the strenuous life.” Not only has he trained hard to lift superhuman amounts of weight, but he’s strived to be the best man he can be in his family and professional life. Chris came from a life of poverty, but through grit and drive he’s been able to create a great life for himself and his family. You’ve got to read his backstory; if there’s such a thing as a self-made man, Duffin is it. Chris and I talk about strength training and why men should be physically strong, but we also discuss how he has managed to balance family, work, and competitive powerlifting. Lots of great takeaways from this show.

Show Highlights

How Chris went from living in a condemned trailer as a child to becoming a corporate executive, owning his own gym, and setting powerlifting world records
A crash-course on the world of powerlifting
Why a man should strive to become a “Kabuki Warrior”
How physical strength helps a man become a pillar of strength in his family and community

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Brett McKay of the Art Of Manliness.  If your not familiar with this site your missing a great thing.  This site is full of articles and podcast for ALL THINGS manly related with a lot of great info on important topics that have been lost in the last few generations.The breadth of topics is awesome and always engaging and interesting.  Primary categories include Dress & Grooming, Health & Sports, Manly Skills, Manly Skills, Money & Career, Relationship & Family, and a Man's life.  Don't take my word for it, just click on the link and scroll through a few articles and you will find something that catches your interest.  It is a great resource for all men and highly entertaining in a good way.Besides posting manly topics to help curtail the emasculation of men in todays society Brett is also a lifter as well.  So I couldn't turn away his request for an interview and podcast.  And as I expected it was a great time and I hope you enjoy it as well.  Now if only Brett and my other favorite author on Masculinity would have Squat off...

The following video is an excerpt from a podcast I did for the SuperStrengthShow early this year.  This podcast has really resonated with a lot of listeners so a teaser video was put together with an excerpt of an answer to one of my questions.  While this was an off the cuff discussion for and not done with any preparation; I articulates my views and how I live my life to achieve success in all avenues.  My approach to these three things is how I took myself (and much of my family) from utter poverty.  From a family of 6 living on $5,000 a year and often homeless and living in the woods growing up to successful business executive & world class athlete.  While growing and building a family and a future for that family.These are three things that you can put to use in some part of your life TODAY that will yield results if executed properly.You can listen to the full Podcast on the Super Strength Show....

Last week I took a trip to visit my friend Mark Bell at his new facility.  We had a great time shooting interviews, podcast, and some great instructional pieces I did with some of his athletes.  I'm looking forward to these pieces coming available on the public domain for you to see in the coming weeks.On the last day before catching a flight out of town we decided to do a quick Q&A from the social media following and posted up request to questions just before the final workout of the visit.  Unfortunately there were so many questions that came in we were barely able to get to a fraction of them, but hope that you enjoy the ones we were able to get to.Additionally here is the workout video for last week which covers the time at SuperTraining.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCosKMJ6Sa0...