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.

The Brotherhood of Iron, Mind Strength, Vital Exercise - England's HIT Mecca - Ted Harrison with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 8) - 28 June 14


Despite the technical problems we still did the show and I'm glad we did. My microphone was hooked from Skype to Blog Talk Radio and had a slight static but Ted was crystal clear. It was do-able till the end when we had to cut it short. It was a good interview as far as quality information goes. Ted provided great answers to listener questions. If you can just ignore the slight sound problems, you will get about 40 minutes of good information. I will for sure have Ted on again.

Two Sport Multi-World Champion Talks Dedication, Art Drechsler & Dr. Ken, LBH Gym in Queens - Linda Jo Belsito Interview with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 7) - 22 June 14


I’ve known Linda Jo for over 15 years, she spoke at several of my Capital City Strength clinics in DC. In addition to being one of the strongest steroid free women in the history of the world, she is also one of the warmest and nicest people in the strength field. LJ has been drug free her entire career. She is nick-named “white lights” due to her perfect form and technique. She has won open powerlifting world titles, and 8 other master world titles in powerlifting. She changed sports in 1998 from Powerlifting to Olympic lifting and has won 15 national titles in masters olympic lifting, and recently won her 9th master world title, and 3rd master World Games Championship.

If anyone is interested in being a sponsor of Linda Jo to help off-set some of her out of pocket expenses from flying around the world to compete etc. please send an email to Bob at

Hard Training at The Pit Barbell Club, Training for Powerlifting, Avoiding Injuries, Dick Conner with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 6) - 19 June 14


Hard Training at The Pit Barbell Club, Training for Powerlifting, Avoiding Injuries, Training Lessons Learned, Dick Conner with Bob Whelan

Dick Conner is one of the most respected men in the Iron Game. He has loved the Iron Game and strength training since the early 1950s. While stationed in the Navy at San Diego, he trained with Leo Stern, the same man who trained the famous Bill Pearl. He is a retired police officer and suffered serious injuries in the line of duty that made training himself almost impossible. Dick decided to turn this into a positive situation and to use his knowledge to help others. 

He has been contributing to teaching others proper training methods for decades and runs one of the best hard-core gyms in the country, The Pit, in his home state of Indiana. He is the long-time coach of the famous PIT Powerlifting Team, which has won numerous drug-tested powerlifting championships. The PIT Powerlifting Team has won 19 state powerlifting championships and 9 national championships. The team has traveled all over the country to meet any challenger. Dick trains many athletes at the Pit and has also written numerous articles for HardGainer magazine and