Podcast Episode #08: Dr. Judd Biasiotto

StrongFirst Podcast Episode #08


In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, your host Craig Marker talks with Dr. Judd Biasiotto, sports psychologist and author of The Search for Greatness, about going from dead last in powerlifting meets to setting world records, and the mindset that helped him overcome many challenges. Many of his challenges are discussed in his books, The Search for Greatness and Psych. This podcast covers much more of what makes Dr. Judd a great human being.

Show Notes:

00:44 – Craig Marker introduces Dr. Judd Biasiotto.

01:40 – Dr. Biasiotto talks about his work in baseball.

02:38 – How he overcame being a “terrible” athlete.

04:15 – How he used a biofeedback machine to train individual muscles and how visualization increased his practice time.

10:25 – Dr. Biasotto discusses how to turn a weakness into a strength.

14:00 – He explains why being a good person is more important than being a good athlete.

31:41 – Dr. Biasiotto talks about overcoming challenges.

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Resources Mentioned

The Search for Greatness


Articles by Dr. Judd Biasiotto

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Craig Marker
Ph.D., Senior Instructor
Craig Marker, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, CSCS, is a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. As a professor, he works with students on how best to understand research and place it into context. He has published over fifty articles, chapters, and textbooks on psychology and research methods.

As a researcher, he understands the cutting edge of strength, sports performance, body composition, and nutrition. As a psychologist, he has focused on research and treatment of anxiety disorders, which positions him to understand motivation and the fear of making life changes.

Craig’s upcoming book, the AntiFragile Self, takes on the topic of building a stronger person in the mental and physical domains.

As a certified StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor, Craig views kettlebells as one tool in the trade of forging a better person. He uses the Functional Movement Screen and multiple corrective movements to make sure his students are performing at their best for the rest of their lives.

Visit his intentional community in Atlanta: Armour Building.

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