#252: Inside the World of SuperTraining - Mark Bell
Mark Bell (@MarkSmellyBell) is the founder of Super Training Gym in Sacramento, which is often referred to as 'the strongest gym in the West.' Prior to opening his own gym, he spent time studying training under the legendary Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell.
Mark is no stranger to the iron at all. His best 'geared lifts' in competition include a 1,025 lb. squat (465 kg), an 832 lb. bench press (77 kg), a 738 lb. deadlift (335 kg). Mark is also the inventor of the patented Slingshot, a device used to assist a lifter in maintaining proper bench press form while also allowing him or her to use more weight or perform more reps.
Mark now has an entire line of products and has been spectacularly successful. In this episode, we cover a lot, including:
- Mark's most important lessons for building strength.
- How to avoid injury and breakdown.
- Lesser-known training techniques that nearly everyone overlooks.
- How Mark became a millionaire by offering his gym memberships for free.
- And much, much more.
We recorded this interview while touring his facility in Sacramento, looking at some crazy equipment that you can see by visiting tim.blog/supertraining.
Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast.
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