Natural Strength Night is an informative, humorous, sometimes a little raucous, good-time of myth busting and honest training
information from the trenches. We strive to help everyone involved with old school strength training (without steroids) to not make some common training mistakes. Along with great information, you'll hear a fair share of steroid bashing, flamingo sightings, breaking goons, iron game history, and honest drug-free training information from various leaders and strength coaches in the field to help you get real results! If your primary training information comes from reading "Muscle & Fiction" magazine we'll help get you straightened out. If you love high-intensity strength training, dinosaur style training and just like lifting heavy weights ... or loved Jack Lalanne, Sandow, Grimek, Peary Rader's Iron Man magazine, Brad Steiner's articles, Stuart McRobert's Hardgainer, Iron Nation, Osmo Kiiha's The Iron Master, you will love the show. On The Rugged Individual, we talk about obscene subjects like: success, motivation, liberty, Americana, capitalism, Jesus, self defense, guns, sports, eating meat, testicular fortitude and whatever the host wants. Relax. Here we are still a free country. The Rugged Individual... where good people roam.

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Australian Rules Football American Combato Bradley J Steiner Peary Rader Hardgainer - David Sedunary interview with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 32) - 19 December 16



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Tonight our guest is David Sedunary. I have known David for over 15 years by email, phone and Skype. He was very active on my old Physical Culture Board. David has written several articles for NaturalStrength.com and Hardgainer magazine. He has been a repeat client of mine at Web Strength Coach.com and is one of the most dedicated guys I know.

David is from Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia. He’s had a lifetime love of strength training since the age of 15. He was obsessed with getting bigger, stronger, and gaining muscle. His first set of weights were home made. They were made from ice cream tins filled with concrete. They had a one inch hole in the middle to fit a broom stick. He used mainly this for his training for 2 whole years till he got his first set of weights at age 17.

David’s training foundation grew from reading Strength and Health and Peary Rader’s Iron Man, til Peary sold the magazine. David wrote to Peary Rader in 1983 and Peary kindly wrote back. David still has the letter and cherishes it. David became a big fan of Hardgainer magazine and has every issue.

He has an extensive background in self defense. He uses the principles taught by Bradley J Steiner’s American Combato. David travelled to Seattle and visited Brad a few years back We’ll talk about that on the show.

David is somewhat of a legend in the sport of AUSTRALIAN Rules Football ... (also called Aussy Rules Football.) David has spent close to 50 years in the sport … as a player, coach and League Commissioner. … and has won numerous awards. David was a pioneer and leader in changing the views of strength training for Aussie Rules Football. David, … its great to have you on the show and welcome to Natural Strength Night.

David's contact info: DavidSedunary@BigPond.com

Old School Weight Training, Mental Aspects, Big Arms, Powerlifting, Christian Iron - Dave Yarnell interview with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 31) - 13 April 16



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Tonight our guest is one of the top muscle writers of our time, Dave Yarnell. Dave is a true dyed in the wool iron game expert and historian. He has spent 43 years in the lifting trenches, started weight training at age 12, and since then has read almost every book and magazine related to the subject. He has also competed in Powerlifting for close to 30 years and has some impressive lifts. He has written for Powerlifting USA, Natural Strength.com and others.

But its his books … that really make Dave shine.

Dave has written 14 great iron game books. Just to name a few, … his titles include: King Squat: Rise to Power, … Forgotten Secrets of the Old Time Strong Men, ... Getting In The Zone: The Mental Aspects of Strength Training Revealed, … The Old School Strength Training Secrets Bible, … The Illustrated Old School Muscle Building Secrets Manual, and several others that I’ll mention in my questions.

Dave is a well rounded guy and has other passions too including conservative politics and fishing. He is a writer for a fishing magazine. Dave is also a devout Christian. He has a great website called Christian Iron.com

Dave, its great to have you on the show and welcome to Natural Strength Night.

Ken Mannie, High Intensity Training, Strength and Conditioning, Dan Riley, Coaching, Leadership - Ken Mannie interview with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 30) - 17 February 16



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Tonight our guest is one of the best strength & conditioning coaches in the world, if not the best, my friend Ken Mannie. I’ve known Ken for over 20 years. He wrote a great chapter in Iron Nation called: Steel City Tough. We’ll be talking about that later. Ken has been a big help to me in my career … with websites, books …. you name it. When I started NaturalStrength.com, way back in 1999, Ken encouraged me more than anyone. I still remember him saying .. “If you build it… they will come.” … There is no one in this field that I appreciate more and respect more than Ken Mannie.

Ken is a 42 year coaching veteran and is now in his 22nd year as the head strength & conditioning coach at Michigan State University.

If I read all of his awards and credentials we would be here all day. His great bio could be a book, ... but just to name just a few: He has a masters degree in exercise science from Ohio State University, and also holds several certifications. In July 2014, he was inducted into the USA Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame.

Ken is also a prolific writer. He has written hundreds of articles for: Coach and Athletic Director, Championship Performance, NaturalStrength.com and many others.

Ken is an advisor for: Athletic Strength and Power, Ultimate Strength and Conditioning and more.

He is also a consultant to several NFL teams. He has coached numerous All-Americans, and many players who have gone on to have highly successful NFL careers.

To describe Ken as a dynamic speaker is an understatement. I’ve never seen one better. If you ever get a chance to see him speak at a clinic, … you gotta go! He is super high-energy, speaks from the heart, and he’ll keep your mind glued to every word he says. His enthusiasm is contagious and its easy to see why his players love him.

Ken, its an Honor to have you on the show and welcome to Natural Strength Night.

Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Staying Lean & Strong, Bill Pearl, Getting Ripped, Cancer Research - Ian Duckett interview with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 29) - 31 January 16

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Tonight our guest is one of the top natural bodybuilders in the world ... Ian Duckett. I’ve been watching Ian’s career with great respect for over 20 years. The guy has so many titles in natural bodybuilding that if I read them all, it would take all day! ... But, just to name a few, … his titles include: Natural Mr. Britain, … a Natural World’s win, … a Natural Masters win, … Mr. Muscle Mania Europe, … the NPA Pro Title, and the UNBN World Title … and the list goes on and on! …. And these are just the body building titles! … He has also won many natural powerlifting contests as well.

Ian is lifetime steroid & PED free … and he gives rock solid information you can take to the bank. He has written several great e-books and also has a brand new book coming out too. He will be telling us about it on the show. Please visit Ian's website at: BodyInDesign.co.uk

Ian, ... welcome to Natural Strength Night.


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