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.

Tweetable Quotes

I turned myself into a world-class athlete with my mind. - Dr. Judd Biasiotto. Click To Tweet
You risk nothing, you have nothing. - Dr. Judd Biasiotto. Click To Tweet

Resources Mentioned

The Search for Greatness


Articles by Dr. Judd Biasiotto

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Craig Marker
Craig Marker, Ph.D. CSCS, StrongFirst Certified Senior Instructor Emeritus, 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 the motivation and the fear of making life changes.

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

As a StrongFirst Certified Elite Instructor, Craig views kettlebells as one tool in the trade of forging a better person.

Visit his intentional community in Atlanta: Strength.University.
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10 thoughts on “Podcast Episode #08: Dr. Judd Biasiotto

  • This was touching and inspirational. Strong body, strong mind, but a soft heart—it is possible.

  • Craig, you do a great job and all of the podcasts have been wonderful. This one is the best so far and will be hard to top.

  • Moving…
    Driving in my car listening to the end of that podcast just about had me in tears. Looking forward to reading his books.

  • It’s great to have these podcasts! For some reason though, the newer episodes (past episode 6) are not showing up in Google Play Music. Not sure who to contact about this possible oversight…


      • Thanks Steve.
        Apparently I didn’t look long hard enough for the Contact link at the bottom of the page to report this. My apologies.

  • This was one of the most meaningful and emotional podcasts I have ever heard… period. Craig, you did a great job hosting Dr. Judd Biasiotto. He is an incredible human he being on so many levels.

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