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.

Ripped Like Clarence Bass, Transform Your Physique, You Can't Out Train a Bad Diet, Captain of Crush - Bill Piche Interview with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 15) - 31 Aug 14


Tonight’s guest is Bill Piche. I’ve know Bill for at least 15 years or so… he is a real gentleman and one of the good guys in this field. Bill competed as a powerlifter and did a triple body weight deadlift as one of the top natural powerlifters in the country back in the 1980’s. You have to be careful shaking hands with Bill too as he is a certified “Captain of Crush” closing the number 3 gripper which is very hard to do. He has recently turned his attention to natural bodybuilding and is becoming about as cut as Clarence Bass. He is extremely knowledgable on proper nutrition for bodybuilding: mainly to lose fat … without losing muscle and I’ll be picking Bills brain on this tonight. He started one of the best … and first (if not THE First) strength training websites on the net Called Cyberpump way back in 1995. It is enormously popular and has grown into a NETWORK … and now includes several of the best and most popular strength training, grip training, and iron game history websites in the world. is the place to go for real, truthful strength training advice.

Training in Deland with Arthur Jones, Kim Wood, Dr. Ken, Casey Viator, Jim Flanagan, Dick Butkus, Carlton Fisk, and more! - Jim Bryan Interview with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 14) - 21 Aug 14


Jim has done it all in the field of strength training and has over 50 years experience. He is a High Intensity Training pioneer and was one of the earliest college strength coaches to use the HIT philosophy way back in the early 70’s. He was truly one of the first college strength coaches period. 
Jim was also one of the first people to work directly with Arthur Jones in Deland, Florida back in the early 70’s.  I will be picking Jims brain tonight for some insight to those colorful days working with Arthur in Deland.

Iron Game History, Muscle Smoke and Mirrors, Kim Wood, Raw Foods, Heavy Iron - Randy Roach and Ted Harrison with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 13) - 12 Aug 14


An exclusive in depth (over one hour) interview with Randy Roach, author of the epic books Muscle Smoke and Mirrors (Volumes 1 and 2.) Randy gives us an update for Volume 3, describes the tremendous effort it took for the first 2 volumes as well as many other interesting gems of strength training information. A must listen. Ted Harrison gives us some great information on how to connect physical culture and iron game history to your own training for positive results. A very interesting segment by Ted.

Build Muscle Mass with Low Rep HIT, Dread of Gym Moving, Kefir, Purpose, Push-Pull Balance - Joe Aben and Ted Harrison with Bob Whelan - NATURAL STRENGTH NIGHT podcast - (episode 12) - 03 Aug 14


Joe Aben talks about building a successful strength coaching business, lower rep HIT training, the balance of pushing and pulling, the nightmare of moving your gym, and even provides us a home made Kefir recipe. Some great info. Ted Harrison talks about finding the "purpose" and the "why" in your training for maximum results. Another great talk by Ted as always.   *Correction: My rep range when I do "Lower Rep HIT" is between 5-8. I had a senior brain cramp on the podcast and said 8-12.

What Do You Stand For?, Mind Strength, Coaching Philosophy is Everything, Going from 'Ruth's Chris' to 'Waffle House' or My Move to Business Basic Training in Fort Pierce, Florida - The Fitness Professional Show - Interview with "Maximum" Bob Whelan - Aug 14


As promised, a follow-up to my interviw with Chris Lutz. Now I'm the guest on their show.

My Favorite Quotes:

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthenth me." - Philppians 4:13

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible." - T.E. Lawrence

"Ah but a man's reach should exceed his grasp...or whats a heaven for." - Robert Browning

"Government is not the solution, government is the problem."- Ronald Reagan

"Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." - Satchel Paige