Powerlifting Physician Shares Fitness Advice

Powerlifting Physician Shares Fitness Advice


Our next guest is a doctor who has over 600,000 views on YouTube, tens of thousands of followers on Instagram, but that’s nothing compared to what he can bench press in the gym. I got into fitness, and really developed a passion for it when I started coaching people. I’ve been coaching and competing for just over 10 years. 5’10 1/2″, 198 pound power lifter, I’ve squatted 640 pounds, I’ve bench pressed 430, and dead lifted 725 pounds. At one point, I was ranked top 20 total all time. When I started coaching others and saw the dramatic differences that I would make in their life, I quit my job as a microbiologist, and then I started training people full time. I thought if I really want to help people, I’m gonna need some more credentials. That, ultimately took me to medical school. My goal with fitness and medicine is to bring them together. Taking somebody who never thought they’d be able to squat, or deadlift, or do a pull up, it’s really amazing to see their face light up, and it changes their life. If you come in, you’re my patient, I’m gonna ask you, “what are your goals? “What do you know right now, and how can I best help you?” Making sort of actionable plan that the patient understands, and is able to go and put to work immediately. My biggest goal, is recognizing the powerful impact that exercise and nutritional changes can have on somebody’s health. Maintaining muscle mass, strength, your ability to do your activities of daily life is maintaining your independence. Please welcome Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum to the show. (audience applause) So we’ve got a segment, we’re gonna play a game with you, but before we do that, what’s the heaviest weight you’ve ever lifted? I’ve dead lifted 725 pounds at 198 pound body weight, so yeah. That’s impressive, to say the least. So, you’re big into fitness, so we’re going to play a little game of hot or not with you. These are all about the latest gym crazes, and FYI was that an eight pack I saw? Yeah, maybe, I’m not sure. Putting us to shame. So, a lot of people try to go to the gym, their goal is to have your physique. And so they’re willing to try anything. Right. So what about this, some beauty brands, they’re creating lines specifically for the gym. And, I want to ask you what you think about the gym beauty concept. People, for instance, wearing makeup to the gym. Hot or not? So, that’s gonna be a no for me, but if you look good, feel good, you’re gonna have a good session at the gym. So that’s probably a win, but me personally, I think it would get in my beard, so it’s a no from me. You just got through all your training, did you ever wear scrubs to the gym? Yes, but then I split my pants doing a squat, so then that was a one and done. Yeah, if we can stretchy scrubs, then we’ll be alright. Over 80% of Americans say they suffer from fatigue, so this next gym craze aims to battle just that. This is called Napercise. It’s a 45 minute class at a gym. You lay down on a cozy mattress, put on a sleeping mask, and catch some zzz’s. That’s a kindergarten. Hot or Not? I could have gotten into that as an intern coming off call. Yeah, I think in residency it would have been great, but for fitness, probably a no. Not for me. I tell ya, if you had a hard workout though, I would be down with this. You work your tail off, then you get a little Napercise. I just wanna, I want to meet the instructor. “So what do you do?” “I just nap all day.” Which sounds great. I don’t think you could teach multiple classes in a day. How about this, sometimes you work out hard, so you can look good in a swimsuit. The final trend, is the latest swimsuit trend popping up on Instagram. Hairy chest swimsuits for women. Let’s look at this for everyone. You have to see the picture. See the picture, everyone, before you judge. We’ll show the picture. There it is. Hot or Not, Jordan? So not! Well, see, I have a different opinion. It’s hot for me, we would match, and so, I’d think yeah. I’d have a hairy chest with it. I think any time you can have fun with your physique, it’s a good thing. Yeah. You know, have a little bit of fun. Alright, really quickly, before we go, biggest fitness advice, what’s the one thing you can tell people. Yeah, so I’d get people to do more strength training. I think that’s one part that we miss when we give out recommendations, and it’s part of the current guidelines anyway, so I think everybody should be doing some form of strength training in their routine. And sometimes it can be as simple as body weight exercises. Dr. Feigenbaum, thanks so much.

56 comments

  1. I like how this guy has shit squat form just like Layne Nortan hell fuck up his back with how bent over he is. Just like Ronnie Coleman.

  2. Kudos to Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum for getting some deserved recognition and putting up with this. The creators and hosts of this show are clearly clueless to the missed opportunity they squandered here.

  3. I have been trying to keep up my exercises with my mom who is a senior I do the kind of exercise that are easy for her to do but I can do more than she can. Thank you for the info.

  4. The female audience members are like ‘Thank you Lord for bringing my sorry ass here on this fine day’

  5. No, it is not as simple as bodyweight exercises, it is, however, as simple as getting under a barbell.

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  7. Should have been a much longer interview,you guys need to get serious and let Jordan speak more.You have to understand how important exercise is for people to have a better quality life.

  8. It's so awesome to have somebody who actually knows what they are talking about when it comes to strength on television. Hopefully he can come back another time and really get into the topic. A format like this is going to reach so many people who otherwise would not have been exposed to barbell training.

  9. What a wasted opportunity. A complete bullshit segment. It was an abuse of Dr. GainzZz's time. The fact that the idiot host would wrap up this cotton candy segment by recommending bodyweight exercises is truly appalling and doesn't reflect well on his comprehension skills.

  10. That shit guy killed it at the end with saying bodyweight training… He didn't listen at all to the guy who knows.. Squat, deadlift, press and bench.. Everyone would start with that.

  11. Drs are not putting Jordan knowledge to use and if eventually he is able to I hope he spread Barbell Medicine word and in the same mention often that Rip is the reason.

  12. That was painful to watch. Jordan is a WEALTH of information on health from a training perspective, and they only asked his opinion on this during the last 15 seconds.

  13. Wow…they completed wasted Jordan's time. Sad; the US general public would have benefited from a more thorough discussion on the importance of strength training…

  14. Apart from the name exposure this was completely a waste of Jordan's expertise, but he knew what he signed up for.

  15. The ending was basically a stupid blanket statement, pulled out of context without an opportunity for rebuttal from Dr. Feigenbaum. Didn’t realize how stupid the cast of “doctors” were to go along with a program that literally dumbs people down.

  16. This was not in interview. This was the "Doctor" mainly tv personalities discrediting Feiganbaum's opinions and not even letting him talk.

  17. "Sometimes it can be as simple as bodyweight exercises…"
    How cute. He's so insecure about his own strength that he denies the importance of strength training directly after Dr. Feigenbaum's recommendation. Honestly I'm pretty sick of this moronic "well you don't really need weights, resistance training isn't for everybody, you don't wanna get too bulky, etc…" type of rhetoric.

  18. God. The fact that Jordan made an appearance on this day-time garbage is making me seriously second-guess what BBM is really about. Gross man. And now he's making Crossshit templates and working with them?! Thank God for Matt Reynolds.

  19. I don't really get what the goal of the segment was. Hey, let's get on a doctor that lifts and ask him about silly trends! Not sure why you needed a special guest for that. Especially one of Jordan's caliber.

  20. Perfect example of how the media can turn gold into shit…………….as if their objective was to render all, worthless. Can it be an accident??????

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