The Dumbbells

with Eugene Cordero and Ryan Stanger

A funny fitness podcast where comedian/hosts Eugene Cordero and Ryan Stanger guide your life towards Training Dirty, Eating Clean and Living In-Between.

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    What is there to say? The 'Bells are back in full swing baby. They got the legendary Greg Tuculescu (DRUNK HISTORY) to join them in The Weight Room. This is a great episode and a worthy first guest of 2020. Eugene and Greg have some good history and he and Stanger reminisce about a brutal shoot they were on together. Greg has great stories about growing up overseas in Saudi Arabia and his long fitness journey from fat kid to gym freak. Also, his story about his Romanian dad dressing him head to toe in Greg Norman golf fashion is one for the ages. Happy New Years Bell Babies!! "All the way up in Money20!!!"

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    Happy New Years BellBabies! Euge is back dudes! The 'bells have a lot to talk about. Stanger finally gets to grill him on The Child aka "Baby Yoda". The guys bring you up to speed on what's going on in their lives and answer listener questions about calories and a post run protocol. It's 2020 y'all! "Lets Get To It!!"

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    Happy New Year BellBabies!!! Stanger and Erin answer a bunch of listener question. Now get your asses to the gym! No days off in 2020. "Happy New Year!!"

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    It's Christmas BellBabies! And boy do we have a treat for you. Erin and Stang are joined in The Weight Room with the great Dave Theune (THE BIG BANG THEORY). This episode is filled with laughs and some talk about Dave's DEXA scan. Did he improve from the last test?? Did his body fat % go down?? Listen to find out. And Happy Holidays!!! "It's Christmas!!!"

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    The amazing Toni Charline (MUNCHIES) is in The Weight Room!!! Tonis is so funny and a favorite guest of the Bells. She tells Erin and Stang about her current training program and there is some discussion about the vegan lifestyle. Stanger attempts to answer a question about cool sculpting. Erin and Toni talk about the competitive step class they take and Stanger attempts to guess their favorite songs to step to. Last Toni asks the Erin and Stang some rapid fire questions including what they've learned about people being trainers.

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    The Bells have a good one for you this week kids! Erin and Stanger are holding down the fort and they are joined by the #1 zaddy himself Jon DeWalt (UNDATEABLE, THE COOL KIDS) Jon is a really funny dude, the group wastes no time getting in to some fun Christmas movie talk. He tells Erin and Stager about growing up in the suburbs of Chicago and being obsessed with basketball and eating junk - hot pockets and frozen pizza. Then the discussion devolves into talk about fist generation dick pics. Last everybody weighs in on a listener question about extreme soreness. "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY!!!"

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    Time to shake off the damage from Thanksgiving BellBabies and what better way than with the delightful guest this week John Flynn (TWO OLD QUEENS podcast) John is the funniest and he delights Stanger and McGown right out of the gates with some hot takes on this year's prestige movies. The group shifts the talk over to John's upbringing back east and how he spent most of his childhood as a self proclaimed "fat kid". They all try to answer the time honored question of what to do when you accidentally like an someone's old Instagram post. McGown and Stanger give John their thoughts on what is more important diet or exercise. Last the group discusses the film adaptation of CATS and answer a listener question about how to stay healthy while working a night shift. "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY!!" Listen to John's podcast, 2 Old Queens: https://shows.pippa.io/2-old-queens/

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    Happy Thanksgiving BellBabies! The Bells got a special one for ya this week! It's Stanger and McGown holding down the fort again this week and they are joined by the delightfully hilarious comedian and actor Alyssa Limperis! The group gets the talk going quick. Erin and Stang get the skinny on Alyssa's background and find out how she reluctantly became an all-America runner! She tells how she continued to run until an injury stopped her (has she fixed it yet??) Finally the group talks about where she is now and they each share their thoughts on how to have a healthy but still fun Thanksgiving. Last, they all answer a listener question about how to put weight on and increase max lifts. Alyssa is the funniest! "Happy Thanksgiving!!!"

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    Special day BellBabies! The mighty Jon Gabrus (HIGH AND MIGHTY, ACTIONBOYZ podcasts) is in the goddamn Weight Room! Eugene is still out shooting but Gabrus is a Dumbbells all-star and he delivers as per usual. He tells Stanger about the 2 half marathons he ran and how he transitioned from roadwork back into the gym. Gabrus is a long time gym guy and has a lot of practical advice. Then Stanger brings Gabrus up to speed on his sleep fascination and they get in to some sleep science. Last Gabrus and Stanger answer some listener questions about women putting on muscle, overeating with friends and family and more! "Light Weight Baby!!"

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    OK BellBabies, here's the plan, Euge is off shooting Tacoma FD so Stanger called in the cavalry and got the amazing Erin McGown (ERIN AND MELISSA) to co-host some episodes till the Euge-man is back. Stang and Erin do a quick catch up and talk about NASM personal trainer certification. Then Stanger lays out his plan to get some wearable technology to monitor his sleep - it's all about that deep sleep baby! Last, they answer listner questions that range from Pilates for weight loss? to how to stay on the right eating track after completing a Whole30 and more! "Train Dirty!!!"

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    This is one of those good ones BellBabies!!! Euge and Stang were proud to welcome Oscar Montoya (SPANISH AQUÍ PRESENTS PODCAST) to The Weight Room. Oscar is a special dude with one hell of story. He tells the guys about growing up in Colombia as a boy and discovering a traditional Colombian dance that allowed him to find his passion in dancing. He brought his love of dance with him to the United States and had an intense time finding himself and owning who he was. He tells the guys about how improv brought him out of his shell and then the guys breakdown the specifics of UCB DRAG RACE an amazing monthly show that Oscar hosts at UCB. This episode is funny and inspirational you will love Oscar! "LIGHT WEIGHT BABY!!!"

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    Happy Halloween BellBabies! The guys have an awesome episode for your goodie bags. The great comedian Matt Besser (improv4humans podcast and POT HUMOR) joins Euge and Stang in The Weight Room. The group kicks the show off with a discussion about competitiveness and wether it's genetic or socially constructed. Then Matt tells the guys his story about playing competitive soccer growing up, electing to remain a big fish in a small pond and then getting a ride awakening in college. The show wraps up with some details about the taping of Besser's standup special (POT HUMOR - available now) and some craziness that happened with the audience. Listen! And happy Halloween! "Trick or Treat!!!"

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    What a treat! This week in The Weight Room the 'Bells welcome the great Amy Ruffle (FANTASY FLIX LEAGUE PODCAST) Amy comes to the show in great shape. She tells Euge and Stanger about growing up in Australia and excelling in competitive diving from a young age. She had an active family and an attempt to help her dad get healthy led to the first of a couple of scary bouts with eating disorders. After hard work and finding the RIGHT help Amy came out the on other side with a healthy approach to diet and exercise. It takes a lot of maintenance for her to maintain this lifestyle and she gives some great advice to anybody who might be dealing with similar issues. This is a great one BellBabies, listen and take care of yourselves! "Yeah Buddy!!!"

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    It's that time for just you and The Dumbbells BellBabies. It's mid October and Euge and Stanger are weighing in. There is some random horror movie talk, then Euge lays out what he's been doing while TACOMA FD is filming. He's getting up early and training!!! Also he shares some personal challenges he's been experiencing - it's very relatable. Last, Stanger divulges more details about his recent successful hypnosis session. "Yeah Buddy!!!"

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    What a time the Dumbbells had in The Weight Room with the some-damn-funny Rick Glassman (TAKE YOUR SHOES OFF PODCAST). Rick is an amazing stand up comedian and basketball player. Was he always a great b-ball player? He breaks it down for the guys, telling them about how he grew in Cleveland and found friendship and identity in the sport. In fact, he put such a value on being good a basketball that maybe he got compulsive about it? It all gets discussed in the episode along with a shoulder injury, his podcast theme song and potential beef he had with Blake Griffin (they're all good now). Do yourselves a favor and LISTEN!! "Light Weight Baby!!!"