Mark Bell is the meathead millionaire, and often carnivore, who has leveraged a successful powerlifting career into a multi-million dollar business empire. He owns and operates the Super Training Gym, dubbed “The Strongest Gym In The West” and largest free gym in the world. Mark also publishes a national fitness magazine, has an impressive YouTube following, and is the host of a Top 50 health and fitness podcast. Much of Mark’s business success has come from his patented invention called the Sling Shot, a widely popular weight lifting device, billed as the greatest invention since the weight lifting belt. It is used by athletes and coaches and can be found in gyms throughout the country. His motto in life is simple: “If you’re not getting better, then you’re getting worse, so never be caught standing still.”
People and Points of Interest in the episode:
03:13 Mark’s background
04:56 Mark is a World Champion Powerlifter, Pro Wrestler
06:01 Mark has always been his own experiment
07:27 Mark and Jesse Burdick devised a plan to gain weight in which they let loose at the end of the day
08:05 Doritos are really the magical unicorn of weight gain
13:52 What is the Carnivore Diet?
15:00 Mark first heard about Carnivore from Dr. Shawn Baker
23:46 Mark details many of the tissues he has torn over the years
29:15 Is Carnivore primarily a man diet?
30:45 Adherence is really about interest level
34:05 Carnivore is essentially an extreme elimination diet
40:20 Protein leveraging / Ted Naiman
43:05 Speaking of protein leveraging, Juliet explains “Pre-Eating” and “Pork Cheeks”
44:28 Kelly’s said it before and he’ll say it again, “you’ve got to be consistent before you’re heroic”
44:45 EC Synkowski
47:01 It’s true we have access to a lot of unhealthy convenient food, but we also have access to a lot of really healthy foods
51:33 Stan Efferding, Brian Shaw, Hafthor Bjornsson
52:54 Imagine if you started something now, where you will be 6-8 weeks from now
54:05 Mark’s socials
55:02 SuperTraining Gym is 100% free, but don’t steal Mark’s gum
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