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The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat – hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.
Mike McCastle is a living legend – having performed feats of strength and endurance that will have you saying “…he did WHAT?”. Like doing 5,804 pull-ups in 24 hours while wearing a 30lb pack. The first time he tried that, he ended up in the hospital for 4 days with torn biceps, forearms, and rhabdo. Mike has flipped a 250lb truck tire for 13 miles, he even spent 10 hours climbing a 20 foot rope 1450 times, which is the height of Mt. Everest.
Perhaps the most fascinating and best part about Mike is his deep conviction and passion for doing good in the world. All these insane accomplishments fall under The 12 Labors Project, Mike’s personal philanthropic endeavor to raise money and awareness for important causes via feats of endurance and strength.
In this episode you’ll hear lots of laughs and funny stories, but also moments of self-reflection from Mike on what drives him to do this and what his “why” is. Our hosts and Mike also discuss details regarding his training, nutrition, and recovery modalities used to be able to perform at such an extreme level.
A fascinating episode and a must listen. Mike’s passion is contagious, and we guarantee it will inspire you. To learn more about Mike McCastle visit his website twelvelaborsproject.com and make sure to follow him on social media @mikemccastle