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Episode: #17 Pete Rubish on how to tap into your inner animal and become a beast in the gym

Who: Today’s guest is Pete Rubish. Pete is a passionate powerlifter, who is 242-pound competitive raw powerlifter with his best total being 2028lbs at 240.4lbs bodyweight. Pete is an inspiration to me and his form videos have caused massive improvements in my own lifts. In this interview, we discuss how to find your inner motivation and intensity and go from being a beginner to a great in the gym.


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What we cover:

  • Who he is
  • How he went from training in his basement to a legend in the powerlifting community
  • Why passion is so important in choosing what you want to do in life
  • What he thinks makes a good man
  • How he started powerlifting and why it resonates with him compared to other sports
  • Where his intensity, motivation, and passion for lifting comes from
  • How he plans out his training to recover from an injury and to be a successful powerlifter
  • What you need when picking a gym
  • How he would advise a gym newbie start training
  • Why some Personal Trainers and Coaches fail
  • How you should set your goals in the gym (and the time frame)
  • Where you can find your own animalistic passion for lifting weights
  • How you can get back into shape and into the gym or how you can reignite your love with the gym
  • What his biggest learning experience in the gym has been and how it has changed him
  • The best recovery methods for powerlifting
  • Why you need to listen to your body over your mind
  • How you can build consistency in the gym and avoid burning out, how to make the gym work for you and your goals
  • How he builds to a PR attempt
  • How to develop your mental toughness
  • His take on training partners and how you can find a good one
  • How you can get a great diet without going mad
  • How he ensures he has time for his girlfriend and his four-legged life partner
  • How does he deal with the fast break questions
  • Ramit’s website: Iwillteachyoutoberich
  • The main training myth that he hates
  • Who he’d invite to his dream dinner party
  • What you should take from this interview
  • How you can keep in touch with him



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