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Doug Eidd Doug's Gym Dallas Jackson Barbell JFK Jack Ruby Chuck Norris Bob Hoffman York John Grimek Alan Calvert - Doug Eidd interview with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 36) - 11 March 17

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Tonight our guest is Doug Eidd. Doug is a physical culture pioneer and a true living legend both in the gym business and in the personal training field as well.

Doug is 86 years old and still trains heavy, hard and regular. He has over 70 years of weight training experience and he looks and acts decades younger than he is.

Doug owns Doug's Gym in Dallas, Texas. He opened the gym in 1962 and has been running the gym in the same downtown location for fifty five years! The gym has become a landmark in downtown Dallas.

Doug’s Gym has been recognized repeatedly as one of the best and The Best hardcore gym in the USA by many newspapers and training magazines.

Doug's Gym is old school and exudes a hardcore old fashioned feel. It still contains most of the original workout equipment from the 1960s. The gym has mainly barbells, dumbbells, power racks and free-weight workout equipment with also a few machines.

Jack Ruby, yep that Jack Ruby, … the one who shot Lee Harvey Oswald owned a business just down the street. Doug has some interesting stories that relate to this and he will share them with us on the show.

Many big names in the Iron Game, … Sports, … and Television … have passed through the doors of Doug’s gym. … Several episodes of Walker Texas Ranger … were filmed there too.

Tonight we are going to take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of Doug’s colorful history from more than a half century in the Gym business.

To contact Doug, visit the website: Doug’s Gym Dallas .com … That’s Doug’s Gym Dallas .com.

Doug, It’s great to have you on the show and welcome to Natural Strength Night.

Dick Conner Arthur Jones Deland Kim Wood Hammer Strength Bob Hoffman John Grimek Vince Gironda Joe Gold - Dick Conner interview with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 35) - 22 February 17

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Tonight we welcome back my good friend Dick Conner. Dick has been a regular on the show and was on the very first episode of Natural Strength Night, as well as episodes 2, 4, 6, 17 and 25.

I've known Dick for over 20 years. I love the guy. We talk frequently and rarely have a conversation that is less then an hour long.

Dick made the long drive from Indiana to Washington, DC to be a speaker at several of my Capital City Strength Clinics.

Dick one of the most honest, nicest, and funniest guys in the field. He’s been involved in strength training for over 60 years and he has a treasure trove of knowledge. We are going to be picking his brain tonight about some of the many places and colorful iron game individuals he has met over the years.

Dick is the FOUNDER of the Famous Pit Gym in Indiana and is one of the greatest powerlifting coaches of all-time.

Dick’s PIT GYM powerlifting Team won 19 state championships and 9 national championships. The team traveled all over the country to meet any challenger.

He has written many articles for Hardgainer Magazine and NaturalStrength.com. Dick also wrote a great chapter for IRON NATION.

Dick is still at THE PIT a few days per week. If you are going to be anywhere near Evansville, Indiana, you need to get a workout with Dick.

To contact Dick, Visit the website: The Pit Barbell Club.com

Dick buddy, Thanks your time, and welcome back to Natural Strength Night.

Dan Cenidoza Captain Of Crush Grip Strength Bending Red Nail Strongman Farmers Walk Kettlebells - Dan Cenidoza interview with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 34) - 31 January 17


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Tonight our guest is Dan Cenidoza. I have known Dan for about 15 years. He lived in Maryland, north of Baltimore when I lived in Washington, DC. Dan made the long drive several times to workout at my gym Whelan Strength Training. Dan is one of the best high quality, and most well rounded guys I know. A true family man who really gets what life is about.
Dan had the Farmers Walk record at WST, usually done after the workout. We used a pair of Atomic Athletic utensils loaded to 110 pounds each and we competed by who had the least amount of times putting down the weights to finish the course. Most people put them down 20 times or more to finish. Dan had the record with one. He was the only trainee to carry 110 pounds in each hand (220 total) around the entire city block surrounding the gym, only putting them down once.
Dan used to leave various metal objects on my desk almost every time he came. These were things like metal bars and objects that he had bent and twisted into all sorts of designs and shapes. I was building quite a scrap metal collection in my office from Dan. His car was filled with phone books, nails and other tools of the strongman trade and he would do various feats too after his workout was done.
Dan is a certified "Captain of Crush" and I have seen him close my Iron Mind number # 3 gripper with ease on several occasions. He competes as a Strong Man and he won the "Maryland Strongest Man" contest and has also been a 6 time National Qualifier.
Dan has a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Towson State University and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He holds other fitness certifications as well. Dan has also spent time working with the Baltimore Ravens.
He has written several articles for Natural Strength.com and Strong First.com
Dan is also involved with boxing and the martial arts too.
To contact Dan, Please visit his website … ArtandStrength.com … that’s Art and Strength .com.
Big Dan, Thank You for your time and welcome to Natural Strength Night.

Chuck Miller Stuart McRobert Hardgainer Brawn Natural Bodybuilding Powerlifting - Chuck Miller interview with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 33) - 9 January 17


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Tonight our guest is Chuck Miller. I have known Chuck for almost 20 years. He lived in the DC area when I was there and had several workouts at my gym, Whelan Strength Training. I’ve seen his strength first hand. He attended several of my Capital City Strength Clinics too. Chuck was the first trainee at WST to shoulder the 250 pound Atomic Athletic Granite Stone.


Chuck has competed as a powerlifter for many years and has totalled “Raw Elite” in two weight classes. Chuck had a 600 pound squat, a 380 Bench Press, and a 620 Deadlift in the 220 pound weight class.  He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has written dozens of articles for Hardgainer, Milo and others.

Chuck is going to be talking to us tonight about his great new book written about the training principles of Stuart McRobert:

INSIDE THE MIND OF AN IRON ICON

It’s an in depth interview with Stuart. Stuart is the author of BRAWN and many other GREAT training books as well as the publisher of HARDGAINER Magazine, one of the best training magazines EVER, … if not, THE best.  I’m proud to have been a regular writer for HARDGAINER … from 1994 to 2004. I strongly endorse all of Stuarts products at Hardgainer.com. I had Stuart on the show a few years ago too. We had a great interview … its on Episode # 21.

To order Chucks GREAT NEW BOOK… INSIDE THE MIND OF AN IRON ICON … or to contact Chuck, … Please visit Chucks website at … “Train with Chuck.com”.  Chuck buddy, its great to have you on the show and welcome to Natural Strength Night.