Health & Fitness
#94: Chris Duffin - His Shocking Childhood, Top Life Principles & WR Training Insights
We’re privileged to have the fascinating, incredible and wise Chris Duffin on this Episode.
Chris Duffin is a multiple world-record holder in the power lifting and strength arena, where he has pulled 1000lbs for multiple reps, squatted 800lbs for 30 day straight and many other feats of awe-inspiring strength.
But that’s the tip of the iceberg with Chris. He’s a world-leading educator and inventor in the the Strength and Rehab space, with 1000’s of educational videos online and one-of-a-kind speciality bars through Kabuki Strength.
Chris is also an author, with his autobiography and self-improvement book The Eagle and The Dragon making waves for it’s insane life stories and inspiring principles for creating a successful life.
This conversation was amazing! Tons of wisdom, guidance and principles offered across mindset, life, training and rehab, whilst also digging to Chris’ unbelievably challenged upbringing. Well worth a listen. #Inspiring
Here’s what we discuss:
A. Chris Duffin - the Incredible Back Story:
1️⃣ Who is Chris Duffin? - Strong AF, Educator, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Author...
2️⃣ Chris' Feats of Strength & Recovery - From 1000lbs Deadlift for 2+ to 665lbs DL for 20, 30 day 800lbs squat challenge and more...
3️⃣ The Eagle and The Dragon - We talk about Chris’ book. Part autobiography, part self-improvement book.
4️⃣ Looking back - a crazy childhood and family setting - From no money, no house, no stability, murders, deaths, danger, human trafficking, mum in prison and depression
5️⃣ Having to grow up quickly - How and why Chris took custody of his three younger sisters, Did he resent the responsibility?
6️⃣ His Parents - lessons of how and how not to live - What does Chris appreciate about his folks unique personalities, and what aspects does he avoid in his life at all cots?
7️⃣ From nothing, to big time Corporate guy - How Chris turned his life around, and did the same for big struggling businesses
B. Chris’ Key Life Principles - relevant to us all:
1️⃣ Chasing to add value to the world - How leaving a recognisable positive mark on the world drive Chris more than any selfish need
2️⃣ Accepting and embracing Chaos, Uncertainty and Fear - Chris draws many parallels to strength training, muscle building and life. Not being motivated by comfort.
3️⃣ #Hustelporn - why most people have no business in being entrepreneurs
4️⃣ Chris’ Five Why’s Strategy to Deciding on Big Changes - Chris process he’s used to create new identities and transform his life
5️⃣ Chris Key Advice to Achieving More - this will surprise you. It’s not getting better at to-do lists, multi-tasking, or working 18 hours a day
6️⃣ Chris’s Why behind Kabuki Strength - How his businesses align to his vision, purpose and life balance desires
C. Insights into his Lifting Career & Pain Management:
1️⃣ When Chris REALLY learnt how to Deadlift - an incredible story, with lots of training tip takeaways
2️⃣ Getting into the 1000lbs Deadlift Mindset - what it takes to life really heavy sh1t!
3️⃣ Crazy tales of losing 39lbs in one day! - Behind the scenes look into the process of making weight in performance weight-class sports
4️⃣ A masterclass on Pain - why, what and how to deal with it- Not pushing through pain, using strength training as a corrective. Global impacts.
5️⃣ How to Avoid and Manage Pain as you get Older - Available content, correcting movement and loading patterns, priorities, not resting. E.g. Golfers elbow
6️⃣ Stronger than ever before, at 42! - What Chris puts his record breaking strength down to as he ages. How is he not declining?
Where to find CHRIS DUFFIN & KABUKI:
▪︎ The Book - The Eagle & The Dragon
▪︎ Supplement Line - Build Fast Formula
▪︎ Virtual Coaching - Schedule a strategy session
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