Cover art for podcast Barbell Logic

Barbell Logic

401 EpisodesProduced by Barbell LogicWebsite

We approach strength, health, & fitness with simplicity & logic, believing that barbell training is for everyone. We provide expert advice & discussion on nutrition & programming, technique & conditioning, voluntary hardship & self-improvement.This channel aims to be a breath of fresh air in the fit… read more

34:02

#191 - Never Sated: The Fight Against Cerebral Palsy with Smiles Taylor & Uncle Nic

Matt and Scott talk with lifter and coach (and, recently, social media superstars) Miles "Smiles" Taylor and "Uncle" Nic Myers about Miles' incredible journey to the strengthlifting platform. Miles has cerebral palsy, a motor disability affecting his ability to control his body. Consequently, prior to discovering training he was very weak physically, but not mentally. Clearly Miles was determined to make the most of his body, and push himself to achieve more than others thought possible.

 

Fortune favors the bold, an the old Latin proverb says, and Miles reconnected with an old school friend Nic Myers, who had returned from military service. Uncle Nic, as he is known, offered to coach Miles at Neversate Athletics in Westminster, MD, and soon Miles began lifting with the barbell. Progress was slow, as Miles has to muster intense concentration to get his body to move through complex barbell movements. Miles showed up consistently and worked hard, and eventually the gains came. In October 2018 he competed in his first strength competition at the USSF Fall meet in Westminster, going 9/9 and going viral with a video of his final deadlift attempt. Miles continues to set PR's, achieving a 2x bodyweight, 200lbs deadlift in February 2019. He now trains with strongman implements in addition to the barbell, and hopes to compete in a strongman competition in the future.

 

You can follow Miles and his jubilant PR videos on Instagram @smiles_taylor, and you can follow his intrepid coach Uncle Nic @uncle.nic. While you're at it check out some of their sweet merch, including t-shirts and hoodies from the Neversate gym, at https://theloyalbrand.com.

 

Got a question for Matt and Scott? Email us at questions@barbell-logic.com and we'll answer your question on an upcoming Saturday Q&A!

 

Discounts

  1. Get 3 months of coaching at Barbell Logic Online Coaching for just $500! Use SUMMERGAINZ at checkout.
  2. Use discount code LOGIC to save 10% off microplates, dumbbell microplates, and more at Microgainz
  3. Use discount code LOGIC to save $10 off belts and more at Dominion Strength

 

Connect With Matt

 

Educational emoji reaction

Educational

Interesting emoji reaction

Interesting

Funny emoji reaction

Funny

Agree emoji reaction

Agree

Love emoji reaction

Love

Wow emoji reaction

Wow

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to Barbell Logic

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://barbelllogic.libsyn.com/radiopublic

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens