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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    Stanger is still holding it down and he's joined this week by the awesome Jon Mackey (Big Grande, The Teachers Lounge) This is the second time in The Weight Room for Mackey and be delivers! He and Stanger do a quick recap on what they discussed on his first episode. Mackey has made an incredible fitness transformation and it's still going - he's currently down 100lbs! He tells Stanger how he shifted from doing DDP Yoga at home to training 4 days a week at the gym. Mackey learned how to lift from DIY videos on YouTube and he's got some great tips on how to get started. He and Stanger round out their discussion with Mackey's common sense approach to nutrition and they answer a listener question about how to put on muscle. "Yeah Buddy!!!"Check out Jon Mackey's podcast, The Teacher's Lounge.

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    Stanger is holding down the fort and he is joined by the incomparable Melissa Stephens (Fear Based Life Podcast, Finding The Asshole) Melissa is a total boss. She and Stanger recently worked on a project together that Melissa directed, this project is discussed. This discussion leads to a bunch of talk about MTV's Road Rules, Real World Challenge. Finally they get back on track and the talk turns to Melissa's fitness background - how she grew up in the South, played sports and ate junk!! Melissa has been threw a lot and suffered from eating an eating disorder and is very open and honest about her experiences. This is another must listen show! "Light Weight Baby!!!"Thank you to Care/Of for sponsoring this episode. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter DUMBBELLS at checkout.

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    Happy Thanksgiving BellBabyz!!!! The 'Bells (actually just Stanger again) made sure to get you a nice little ep before the holiday that demands you overeat. Andrew Bowser (BIZARRE STATES, WELCOME TO THE SHADOW ZONE) joins Stanger in The Weight Room. Stanger and Bowser go way back - they start the show off by complimenting each other and it's uncomfortable to listen to. Then Bowser regails Stanger with stories of his youth as a heavy kid growing up in Baltimore. We find out, Bower's now on a ketogenic diet and is trying to figure what he wants to do next for exercise. Last, Stanger and Bowser answer a listener question about how to get what you need from your doctor. "Happy Turkey Day! - use that feast as fuel for an amazing workout baby!!!"

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    This is a very special episode. Stanger, flying solo still, managed to get Angela Gulner (Welcome To The Clam Bake, BINGE) in The Weight Room. Angela is an amazing writer, actor and podcaster who suffered from an eating disorder and got treatment. She walks Stanger through how her disorder first manifested and how she came out on the other side. She experienced some scary times but found a course of treatment that worked well for her and finally gave her some relief. Angela turned her story into an incredible series on YouTube called BINGE that Stanger is in - the production is discussed on the pod. This episode contains a lot of great information and practical advice about eating disprders and some dumb shit from Stanger too."Yeah Buddy!!!"Thank you to Care/Of for sponsoring this episode. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter DUMBBELLS.

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    Stanger is still holding down the fort this week but he recruited another special guest to help him out. Mark Rennie of the Fantasy Flix Leaugue Podcast is in The Weight Room to save the day. Mark is a very funny writer and comedian, he and Stanger start the show by talking movies. They touch on th current box-office, A Star Is Born and the actors' bodies and costumes in the Marvel Movies. Then Stanger gets the skinny on Mark's fitness past and where he's at now - he needs to lift more weights!! Last they answer a listener question about how to encourage a spouse or partner to exercise. This is a fun one guys!!" Yeeeaaaahhhh Buddy!!!"This episode is brought to you by RXBAR. For 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/fitness and enter promo code: FITNESS at checkout. Valid in the US only.

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    You're in for a treat BellBabyz!! The guys got the great Erin McGown to come back and co-host with Stanger 'cause Eug is STILL shooting! And they welcome the mighty Krickit Hodges as their special guest. Krickit is a repeat guest and she is an incredibly experienced trainer as well as the owner and cofounder of GoTribe fitness. Stanger gets the lowdown on Erin from Krickit, who knows her well. Then the group gets right in to all the listener questions for Krickit. The questions range from tips for trainers, to workout ideas, to eating clean motivation. Krickit gives tons of great info in this episode and is an endless source of positive motivation!!"Light Weoght Babyeee!!!"

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    Stanger is back on his own as our beloved Euge is off making more hilarious TV. But have no fear, Stanger is rescued by the always amazing Toni Charline!! Stanger and Toni have tons of history and they waste no time making fun of each other. Toni has been very busy traveling and she's vegan, so eating while traveling is discussed. Did Toni stick to her healthy diet?? Also, Toni has gotten back into exercise in a big way and made some food adjustments. Stanger makes some dark food confessions and Toni shares too. Last, they answer a few listener questions and a few Toni questions. Lots of information this episode! "Yeah Buddy!!!"Thank you to SimpleContacts for sponsoring this episode. For $20 off your contacts, go to simplecontacts.com/dumbbells20 or enter code DUMBBELLS20 at checkout.

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    It's a official! It ain't a podcast till the mighty Paul F. Tompkins (Threedom, Spontaneanation and comedy in general) christens the show. Well, it finally happened and PFT was worth the wait. The 'Bells get to hear about his time in Philadelphia, as one of six kids, playing a little a baseball. After that detour of interests it was all theater and comedy for young Paul. It took a major creative milestone for him to realize that he needed to write for himself, get in a healthy relationship, quit smoking and get in shape! Paul talks about how he quit smoking, battles with depression and gives some great insight on self love and self care. This episode is an all-timer, Paul is truly a great guy and guest and this him like you've never heard him. "Nothing But A Peanut!!!

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    Erin McGown (Erin and Melissa) returns to The Weight Room again!! Stanger is still flying solo so he had to bring in a sure-thing-guest/co-host. Rest assured, Erin delivers! Erin and Stanger don't waste any time catching up. They get started by talking about Erin's previous visits and how Stanger was scared of her mom. Erin also talk about what she's doing to maintain her fitness and all the latest happenings at GoTribe. They talk about setting new goals and finding something to work for after you've gotten yourself in shape. The topic of fears/challenges while maintaining is brought up and both weigh in. Last they answer a very difficult listener question about getting back to the gym while grieving the loss of a loved one."Yeeeeaaahhh Buddy!!!"Get $20 off your contacts at simplecontacts.com/dumbbells20 or enter code DUMBBELLS20 at checkout.

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    Episode 101!!! Friends and family our beloved Eugene is off making another hiliarous TV show so Stanger is flying solo. But he has an amazing guest to help him get through! Erin Whitehead returns and she is oh so funny. She and Stanger catch up on where she is now and what she's doing after having a big health scare. She also asks Stanger some fitness questions and they talk about a proper squat. Then each of them share personal exercise class nightmares. Last Erin and Stanger answer a few listener questions together."Yeah Buddy!!!"Thank you to Care/Of for sponsoring this episode. For 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins, visit TakeCareOf.com and enter DUMBBELLS.Also thank you to Myro! Get 50% off your first order and get started today for just $5. Visit mymyro.com/dumbbells and use promo code DUMBBELLS.

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    Episode 100!!! Holy Smokes BellBabies!! That's a lot of episodes and it's all thanks to you guys. In honor of this momentous occasion the 'Bells invited fan-favorites, Jon Gabrus and Ben Rodgers - The Action Boyz podcast - to help them celebrate. Gabrus and Rodgers let the guys know what they've been up to in the gym. Gabrus is training for a half marathon!!! Then the rest of the episode is dedicated to answering a bunch of listeners questions - everything from diet and periodization to gym psychology is covered. The Dumbbells can not thank you all enough for listening and are looking forward to 100 more episodes!"Light Weight Baby!!!"

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    Episode 99!!! Everyone is in for a treat - Marcus Henderson (GET OUT, DJANGO UNCHAINED) is in The Weight Room!! Marcus is a great actor and a super funny dude. He and Eugene talk about staring in a new show together to start the show. Then he tells the guys about growing up in the Midwest. The group talks about finding time to exercise as a new parent and give Marcus some tips on his diet - no more juice! This is a fun episode and yes, rest assured that GET OUT is discussed, Marcus does some intense running in that movie and he tells the guys all about it. "Yeeeaaahhhh Buddy!!!!"

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    Episode 98!!!! Funny dude Mike Castle is in the house! Euge and Stanger were pumped to finally get Mike in The Weight Room and they let him know! He tells the guys some wild stories about his old man. His dad was into sports and working out but he never taught the kids or encouraged them be a part of it - bananas!! Castle also tells the 'Bells about his decision to become a vegetarian at a young age and how he's been able to maintain it. Euge and Stanger give him some tips on workouts and breakdown his diet - he's gotta represent those macros in every meal! Also, the consensus was that he should add a protein supplement in his daily routine. Listen and see if you agree!!!"Yeah Buddy!!!"

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    Episode 97!!! With the indomitable Ally Maki (WRECKED, CLOAK & DAGGER) Ally and Euge go way back - they have been friends for months. They met while filming season 3 of WRECKED and have some great stories about the experience. Then Ally tells the guys about growing up in Kirkland, Washington and her close ties to Costco. She left Washington and her hockey playing brothers to pursue show-biz in LA and has some bonkers stories about her first manger - BONKERS!! But now she is doing great, has achieved great balance in her life and has some great tips about how everyone can. This is fun episode!"Light Weight baby!!!"

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    Episode 96!!! The Dumbbells welcome Brandon Gardner( Tuesday Club) back to The Weight Room!!! Brandon's got some big new...He's gonna be a dad!!! The 'Bells talk him through all the ins and outs of how to keep up your workouts and stay on your nutrition when that kid shows up. SPOILER: it's challenging, but possible. Gardner also talks about what he's doing now for exercise and how he was able to mine Instagram for hints on form -wow! it actually can be helpful and not jut a complete waste of time. Thanks for listening BellBabies!"Train Dirty!!!"