EP0017 – Amping Your Strength Game in the Gym and Life


Todd Bumgardner is a strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer whose robust clientele include NFL linebackers, young athletes, and the average fitness enthusiast. Some of his specialties include football and basketball training, powerlifting, weight loss, and muscle building. Todd is the founder of Strength Faction and provides online coaching, Skype consultations, and fitness and wellness seminar services. He holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science from the California University of Pennsylvania and a Masters degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from the New York Chiropractic College.

Todd joins me to share his vast experience and expertise in exercise, longevity, and long-term fitness. He explains the importance of consistency over intensity as well as doing exercises your body is comfortable with. He explains why he had to change his fitness goals at his age and describes his current weekly program and goals. He also shares tips on how to properly do some of the basic yet critical exercises.

“The goal of the week is to do something every day.” -Todd Bumgardner 

This week on the Dr. Mike Show:

  • How Todd trains his clients for long-term
  • Why consistency is better than intensity in both exercise and nutrition.
  • What it means to periodize yourself to manage your work.
  • Why you should avoid the words “Perfect” and “Profound” in fitness.
  • How you can put your body in the best possible fitness position.
  • The problems he finds in most clients with regards to various exercises and how he fixes them.
  • His exercise recommendations for different client needs.
  • His personal health guidelines and fitness goals.
  • Why he is no longer chasing after breaking past his physical limits.


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