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King Of The Lifts is a weekly podcast featuring 10 year powerlifting veteran/World Championship commentator 6 Pack Lapadat. The show is uncut, unedited, and unrated. Interviews with the World's greatest strength athletes, previews and recaps of the biggest events, and all the latest powerlifting news. Sponsored by Fusion Muscle, http://ww.fusionmuscle.com/ for the best supplements
 
The Travel Wins is a weekly podcast interviewing athletes, entertainers and business people that travel for their work. A wide range of guests that include recent college graduates, Emmy winning television hosts, MMA fighters, private jet CEO's, Olympians, Navy SEALS and Grammy winning musicians with 40+ years of experience traveling the world. We talk about the daily grinds of scheduling, hotels, rentals, diet, fitness and family duties. Previous guests include Steve Stevens (Grammy winner, ...
 
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A forced career change taught him how to pivot on the spot. Jason “Jay” Redman is my guest on today’s podcast. Jay is a retired Navy SEAL, author, actor and public speaker. Being shot, while deployed in Iraq, made Jay’s career choice of being a career Navy officer change to healing and recovering and changing his career to being an author, actor an…
 
How do I make a smooth transition from Rapper to Author? R Prophet is my guest on today’s podcast. R Prophet is a rapper, actor and now author of the Amazon bestselling book “Grams to Grammys”. As one of the originators of the rap group Nappy Roots, R Prophet was nominated for 2 Grammys while traveling the world for tours and visiting the troops in…
 
Austin "The Future" Perkins joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss being the first junior 74 kg lifter to total 800 kg, and only second ever (with Taylor Atwood). Austin speaks on rebounding from catching Covid, his 800 kg performance, watching Micheal Seay miss his 800 kg shot and the fall out, watching Taylor hit 812 kg and further push the record, and …
 
Can I travel the world on a budget? Lindsay Myers is my guest on today’s podcast. Lindsay is a luxury travel expert on a budget. Sounds like an oxymoron but Lindsay has figured out ways to travel luxuriously while on a budget. The best part of her experiences is that she shares her tips with everyone on her website and blog. As a business owner tha…
 
David Ricks discusses: Breaking open World records while in his late 50s Giving Jesse Norris the biggest battle of his legendary career Having Layne Norton tip his hat after the 2016 World Championships LS McClain's moment at 2017 upon realizing his full potential His secret to longevity How training has changed since the 80s How he got the nicknam…
 
What is really like being a sports agent? David Baden is my guest on today’s podcast. David is an agent for one of the largest agency firms in the world, IMG a division of William Morris Endeavor. His specialty is working with Winter Olympic athletes. David’s story is inspiring knowing that you don’t always get the exact career you thought you want…
 
Has someone ever told you that your shirt stinks? Wen Muenyi is the CEO and Founder of HercLeon. A clothing brand designed as laundry-free clothing that is soft, colorful and easy to maintenance. The features of the Apollo shirt are the shirts don't have to be washed. Yes, you read that right -- their laundry-free shirt can be worn for days, weeks,…
 
Yury Belkin speaks on his rise to the top of Powerlifting in his first podcast appearance ever! Discussed: drug testing and his suspension, a clash with John Haack, his thoughts on Taylor Atwood, Russian methodology vs US methodology for training, how we can improve the game, and whether he is paying attention to what is said on social media!! Niki…
 
Can I make a career of mentoring others mindset? Danielle Grant is my guest on today’s podcast. Danielle is a sought after Mindset Mentor, Author, Speaker, Educator, and Spiritual Gangster. Danielle shared her story on how she got started in the corporate world and then moved to the entrepreneurial world. She helps people with their mindset to succ…
 
Can I switch careers and still be successful? Brian Butler-Au, founder and CEO of SuckerPunch Entertainment, is my guest today. SuckerPunch Entertainment is one of the most respected and established athlete management and marketing companies in all of Mixed Martial Arts. Representing fighters such as Rose Namajunas, Weili Zhang, Jens Pulver, Felice…
 
Travis "Papa Bear" Rogers joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss how the kid growing up in middle America on a farm went through a journey that led to alcoholism before finding the sport that would change his life. Now a high school teacher, and founder of a charity organization for at-risk youth, Papa Bear has more to lift for than just PRs.…
 
How do you make a career out of playing music? Rudy Sarzo is my guest on today’s podcast. Rudy is best known for his bass guitar playing with Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, and Whitesnake, and has also played with several well known heavy metal and hard rock acts including Manic Eden, Dio, Blue Öyster Cult, Geoff Tate's Queensrÿche and Devil City Angel…
 
How do you start your own fragrance line? Geir Ness is my guest on today’s podcast. Geir is the founder of the fragrance company in his name. We had a great talk about entrepreneurship and what it takes to make a successful fragrance company. A true entrepreneur, that traveled 300 days a year for his company, is re-directing his efforts in new plac…
 
Andy Huang returns to discuss his gruesome injury and valiant comeback at the Showdown Meet! We also recap the event, cover the storylines, and talk about him closing his podcast, Brocast with Brandon Allen, and possibly beginning a new one (you'll love his possible co-host). Some behind the scenes with Haack and Yury is told, and other current eve…
 
What is involved in the marketing of water? Rob Koenen is my guest on today’s podcast. Rob is the chief marketing officer of the Michigan based company, Boxed Water. We had a great talk about sustainability, changes in business due to the lockdown, and future expansion plans. Boxed Water is doing great things outside of just providing great tasting…
 
How the biggest meet of the year came to be! The story leading up to this historic event is a wild one! Showdown Meet Director, Luke Bright, joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss the federation changes, venue changes, roster changes, sponsorship changes, being on the brink and pulling it back together. Also discussed is the stars that will perform at the…
 
When the lockdown isn’t the worst thing you’ve been thru in the past two years. AM Davies is my guest on today’s podcast. AM is a multi-faceted person who works to support and advocate for others who work as dancers and strippers. Her own background as a stripper, pole dancer and pole dancing instructor give her unique insights to what these worker…
 
Thank you for listening to this powerful interview with Darren Rude! What is an essential business that flourishes during a lockdown while helping people? Darren Rude is the CEO of Youtheory supplements. Darren and his wife, Patty, founded and operate the Irvine, California based supplement company. We had a great talk about how the lockdown has af…
 
Will Chad Michael be a lockdown turnaround success story? Chad Michael is the CEO of AdVenture Games. His company builds fun and interactive games for companies to build their company morale and supports team building among each other. We had a great talk about the success of the company as well as the major shifts he’s made since the lockdown effe…
 
Garrett Fear joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss how the untested side of Powerlifting can improve, IPF/USAPL elitists, his various social media beefs, threats of violence at meets, his favorite lifters, wanting to set-up a roast battle, Stefi Cohen's return, controversial calls, Russel Orhii's image, John Haack's status, being a trained theatre actor,…
 
Can event manager Amanda Nelson find a new opportunity involving travel during the lockdown? Amanda Nelson is the CEO and content creator of ExploringAmanda. A unique property and destination focused brand, tripod traveller, and on a mission to inspire more independent travels. With her adventurous and often blunt opinions, Amanda's followers appre…
 
Can country singer Lucas Hoge pursue his passions outside of music? Originally from a town of 44 people in Hubbell, NE, Lucas is a country artist with Top 30 and Top 40 singles and his last album “Dirty South” went No. 1 on Billboard for Country album sales. He’s an avid outdoorsman and hosts the Sportsman Channel show “Hoge Wild”. Lucas has perfor…
 
How will the lockdown change the public relations industry? Matt Kovacs is my guest today. Matt is the president of BlazePR, a corporate brand focused public relations company based in Santa Monica, California. We had a great conversation about how corporate branding public relations work and the recent changes to business travel. The PR industry h…
 
Can a millennial make a positive difference in the world? Greg Chumakov, Chief Operating Officer, is an impact entrepreneur dedicated to building software to provide large-scale change and a more equitable and holistic approach to education. He is currently the COO of Treedom, a service-learning platform for students designed to empower today’s you…
 
How do you start your own fashion show? Berny Martin is my guest today and he is a fashion designer, style consultant, custom tailor and founder of the Midwest Fashion Show. We had a great chat about his decision to start a fashion design company in the Midwest instead of New York or Los Angeles. While admitting that Carmel, Indiana isn’t the hub o…
 
Rob Kearney, The World's Strongest Gay, joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss how he went from coming in last the first 8 competitions of his career, to making it to the World's Strongest Man competition/winning the World Log Press Championship/breaking records and winning tournaments. Rob also talks about coming out as a gay man in a Strongman, and the …
 
Imagine your corporate conference without him? Greg Schwem, business humorist, is my guest today and he has a great career making others laugh for a living. Greg started as a comic and quickly realized he has a gift for corporate humor. While sharing the stage with the likes of Celine Dion, Jay Leno, Leann Rimes, Kenny Loggins, Pat Benatar and othe…
 
New Zealand's Chris Kennedy joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss his story of overcoming a drug addiction, joining a fight club while serving a prison sentence, and turning his life around to become a University grad with a Master's degree, currently going for his PHD, and breaking into the top 5 all-time in the talented 74 kg class! Chris gives his vie…
 
What does it take to elevate your beach volleyball game? Traci Callahan is my guest today and she is making a comeback to the highest levels of beach volleyball. My interview with Traci took some wild turns as she discussed her career as a professional beach volleyball player. She spoke about her struggles with bulimia in college and the need to sw…
 
Is now the right to time to start a financial technology company? Nicholas Hinrichsen, co-founder of WithClutch and Carlypso, is my guest today and he thinks now is the right time, even with the lockdowns. After being raised in Germany and playing on the German national golf team, Nicholas decided to attend Stanford Business School in 2011 and star…
 
How important is corporate travel for a recent college graduate? Grant Chang is my guest this week. His work for Acellent requires him to travel several times a month to visit various accounts. He decided to work for Acellent after spending some time as a Cloud Engineer at Apple. We talk about his work at Acellent as well as what his expectations a…
 
USAPL President Larry Maile joins 6 Pack Lapadat, IPF World Champion Ryan Stills, and two time IPF World Champion LS McClain, for his first podcast appearance ever! We took the public's discussion topics, and Larry spoke on every one of them. Find out where the USAPL stands on issues, the past that brought the USAPL here, what the role of the Presi…
 
Can you use a podcast to build your business? Hernan Sias is my guest today. He is one half of the podcasting team Business Bros and a real estate expert in San Diego. He is using the platform of podcasting to build his personal network while learning from his varied guests. He had to convince his brother to originally be a part of the show but now…
 
Strongman Deadlift World Champion/World record breaker Jerry Pritchett joins 6 Pack Lapadat to discuss capturing the World title but sharing the honors with rival Rauno Heinla, their controversial showdown on ESPN, and how the 2020 Deadlift World Championships could set the stage for a dramatic conclusion. Jerry also discusses how he entered Powerl…
 
American National Team Coaches Arian 'Messi' Khamesi and 'Big' Bill McCarthy return to join 6 Pack Lapadat (and briefly Rory Lynch) to discuss the proposed new women's divisions in the IPF (still yet to be voted on). Who will likely move to these classes, what showdowns may occure, and how it will impact the sport. Also discussed is the growing num…
 
Is it okay to fight like a girl? That would be a compliment if being compared to this week’s guest, Vanessa Demopoulos. Vanessa is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, jiu jitsu fighter, author and exotic dancer. She has her first pro title fight on July 17 and she is excited about the chance to show her skills at LFA 85 in Sioux Falls, South…
 
How do you know if you’re ready to be an entrepreneur? My guest today, Travis Luther, is the president of a media firm, author, speaker and entrepreneur. I’ve met many entrepreneurs in my lifetime but Travis was actually a professor of entrepreneurship for MSU Denver. His company, Law Father, provides case development tools to law firms. Travis als…
 
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