Looking for the best bodybuilding podcast to supercharge your next workout? There’s a good chance you’ll find it here…
Long-term bodybuilding is one of the most simultaneously rewarding and mentally draining sports and disciplines you can participate in.
But where do you go for your information, research and advice about how to get the most from your workouts, your diet and your bodybuilding lifestyle?
In an effort to bring together the best sources of information regarding the art of bodybuilding, we’ve found 29 of the best bodybuilding podcasts available right now.
Produced by rxmuscle.com, the Heavy Muscle Radio! podcast sees host Dave Palumbo covering tips and insights, interviews with special guests, and coverage of all the major bodybuilding events throughout the year, from the Arnold Classic to the IFBB Ferrigno Legacy Classic.
If you’re looking for a serious, knowledge-packed bodybuilding podcast that will traverse the ins-and-outs of the science and workout formulas behind the art of bodybuilding, this one may not be for you. But if you want a really engaging show by two normal guys who love bodybuilding, and enjoy talking about it, the Bodybuilding Nerds Radio podcast will be right up your alley. As the hosts, Vijay Puri and Scott McNally describe it, the show is presented by “a couple of nerds who love all things bodybuilding related” and they do a great job of entertaining their listeners with casual discussions on various topics.
Advices Radio is a health and fitness podcast network with several shows released under the same moniker, including Blood Sweat & Gear, Beyond Driven Radio, Muscle Minds, Advices Radio, and Clinical Muscle. New episodes for each show are accessible via the Advices Radio show and combine to release daily.
With a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in nutritional sciences, and a long history of applying his knowledge to the art of bodybuilding, Dr. Layne Norton is the perfect host of the Physique Science Radio podcast. A few audio issues hurt the show’s listening experience slightly, but it’s otherwise engaging and enlightening. With episodes dating back to 2014, each new instalment is packed with informative content about all things diet, performance, training, and the science behind successful bodybuilding.
The natural bodybuilders from the 3D Muscle Journey team have a podcast, the 3D Muscle Journey Podcast, dedicated to them sharing their collective knowledge and experience about natural bodybuilding, covering diet, performance, mindset and more. In every new instalment, the 3D Muscle Journey coaches come together for a super informative and motivating chat about a topic important to the bodybuilder’s journey, from the art of holiday bodybuilding to the dilemma of aging as an athlete. The hosts are uniquely pleasant and friendly, which gives the show an elevated level of listening enjoyment.
The Corporate Warrior is not a hardcore bodybuilding podcast. It’s squarely a health, fitness and lifestyle show where British host Lawrence Neal interviews doctors and experts in the fields of exercise, bodybuilding, nutrition, and business. If you’re strictly here to find a dedicated bodybuilding podcast, The Corporate Warrior, isn’t what you’re looking for, but if you’d like to learn more about topics ranging from the most effective ways to lose weight to the high-intensity training regimes used in the NFL, you’ll thoroughly enjoy it.
If you’ve ever lifted anything so much as a grape, you’ve likely heard of and (probably) spent some time on Bodybuilding.com. In 2016, the site launched its own podcast, The Bodybuilding.com Podcast, to disseminate its abundance of knowledge about bodybuilding, weight loss, diet and exercise. Hosted by Nick Collias and Krissy Kendall, the show traverses a long list of topics, from the science of physique enhancement to the power of full-body training.
Joe DeFranco is one of the leading strength and conditioning coaches in America and owner of DeFranco’s Gym. With a history of training athletes from pretty much every professional sport in the country, from the NFL and MLB to the WWE and UFC, DeFranco shares his deep store of training advice and the lessons he’s learned over decades in the industry for free on his podcast, the Joe DeFranco’s Industrial Strength Show.
The Ice-cream4PRs podcast has been in a hiatus for a few months, but when it was active, it garnered a lot of positive attention for its interviews with various key players from the health and fitness industry. Topics covering training mindset, supplement science, and training frequency pepper the show’s episode catalogue, as do interviews with the likes of Lyle McDonald, James Krieger, and Josh Vogel.
The Strength Athlete Podcast has only racked up twenty-or-so episodes since its launch in late-2016, but it’s hit the ground running. With a keen focus on competitive bodybuilding, the show’s episodes cover a broad range of topics from overreaching strategies to the art of recovery in preventing injury.
If you’re an enthusiast and/or participant in the world of Strongman, you’ll love Strong Talk with Kalle Beck. Beck is a Strongman athlete himself, having competed in amateur competitions over the past decade or so and dedicates his show to the sport. Each new instalment covers an interview with other strong athletes, lifting advice, and coverage of the Strongman Games and other upcoming events.
If you’re looking for a light-hearted and engaging bodybuilding podcast that still serves huge amounts of knowledge on the topics of lifting, nutrition and performance optimization, check out the World’s Strongest Podcast — Massenomics.
The Strength Chat podcast is an insightful show that covers episodes with expert guests, doctors and scientists who help to unpack some of the most popular topic areas relating to strength and condition, from training principles, lifting culture, optimizing performance, and more.
If you’re looking for a strong dose of science in a bodybuilding podcast, Sigma Nutrition Radio might just be what you’re looking for. Host Danny Lennon is an academic and researcher who has a master’s degree in nutritional sciences and brings to his listeners in-depth, research-backed episodes on topics ranging from the advantages/disadvantages of cardio for lifters to the research behind suitable carbohydrate intake.
Power Athlete Radio is the strength and conditioning podcast folks should listen to if they don’t take themselves too seriously because hosts of the show, Luke Summers and Tex McQuilkin, don’t. The pair laughs and banters their way through each of the show’s guest interviews with the likes of scientists and coaches, from Scott Caulfield from the National Strength and Conditioning Association to strength and fitness coaching consultant, Brett Bartholomew.
Ben Pakulski is a Canadian professional bodybuilder and the 2008 Mr. Canada. On his show, Muscle Expert Podcast | Ben Pakulski Interviews | How to Build Muscle, he unpacks the science and discipline of building muscle and disseminates his advice in a weekly podcast. With interviews with leading experts in the fields of nutrition, biochemistry and the art of bodybuilding, this is one for the purists and the newcomers to the sport.
Personal trainers Anthony Bevilacqua and Pete Khatcherian host the New York Muscle Radio Podcast. Covering topics ranging from the debate over low or high fat diets, tips for lifting safer and stronger, the best exercise to gain muscle, and the right lifting mindset, the show has released over 200 instalments since its inception in 2014 and is definitely one to check out before your next lift.
The Doc and Jock Podcast is a product of hosts, Dr. Danny Matta and Coach Joe. Matta is a physical therapist who specialises in the areas of physical rehab, sports medicine and human performance improvement, while Coach Joe is a strength and conditioning coach and athlete who specialises in functional fitness. They combine their expertise to produce weekly episodes covering advice pertaining to working out, sleep, fitness, diet and nutrition, CrossFit and more.
If you’re anything like us, you’ll love The Jugglife podcast. Why? Because hosts, Chad Wesley Smith and Max Aita, bring so much fun and personality to the show that you can’t help but enjoy it (to get a sense, check out their podcast cover photo, a take-off of the movie poster for Step Brothers). Like a lot of the shows on this list, the format of The Jugglife is based on interviews with guest experts, but Smith and Aita seem to have a knack for dialling up the engagement level for each new instalment.
The Tim Ferriss Show isn’t a bodybuilding podcast, but over the course of its years in production the entrepreneur and self-help guru has released several episodes covering bodybuilding-related topics, including episodes 60 and 216, where Ferriss talks to Arnold Schwarzenegger about bodybuilding, psychological warfare and other topics. Even if you don’t learn a lot about bodybuilding from this show, Tim Ferriss has such a knack for producing interesting content, with some of the world’s most intriguing and successful people that, at the very least, it’s bound to keep your mind ticking over during a long workout.
Scott Iardella is a former physical therapist turned podcasting strength coach who hosts the Rdella Training podcast. With 100 episodes dating back to 2015, Scott covers some really interesting topics to do with strength training, from productivity and being “awesomely effective” to how to train with a purpose. To get to the bottom of each topic, Scott interviews expert guests and doctors to tap into their collective knowledge on the information he shares with his listeners.
Having launched way back in 2012 and with more than 400 episodes, Iron Radio is one of the giants of the bodybuilding podcast genre. A joint project by Dr. Lonnie Lowery, a PhD in exercise physiology, Rob Fortney, a former bodybuilder and journalist, and others, Iron Radio is one of the most in-depth and educational bodybuilding podcasts we found, covering a neverending back catalogue of episodes on the science and techniques behind successful bodybuilding. If you’re really serious about the sport, and you want to dive into the theory behind it, this show is for you.
Jay Ferruggia’s coaching philosophies have been featured on Men’s Health, the Huffington Post, LiveStrong and a swag of mainstream media platforms, like CBS and ESPN. Since 2016, he’s used his own podcast, Renegade Radio with Jay Ferruggia, as an outlet to share the wisdom and knowledge he’s collected over the past 20 years about bodybuilding, performance, and more. With hundreds of episodes on topics ranging from sex, stress & pain reduction to improved performance, effective training, and the art of sports science, Ferrugia’s show is highly interesting and informative.
Renegade Radio: Fitness | Self-Help | Inspiration | Confidence | Relationships | Life Coaching with Jay Ferruggia comes in at number 7 as a top bodybuilding podcast. Heard this podcast before? Leave it a review.
While it’s really a general health and fitness show rather than specifically a bodybuilding podcast, the Ben Greenfield Fitness: Diet, Fat Loss and Performance podcast still has plenty of great episodes dedicated to bodybuilding topics. Host Ben Greenfield has a master’s degree in exercise science and biomechanics and is renowned for the quality of the information and advice he provides on his show, on topics like fixing your dirty genes to the side effects of taking too much creatine.
While strictly a CrossFit podcast, if you’re looking for a performance podcast that’ll also make you laugh, Wodcast is the one. With more than 300 episodes covering all topics related to CrossFit training and the Games, and special guests brought in weekly to give insights into their training worlds and best practices, Wodcast delivers a super amusing, super engaging listening experience for anyone interested in the sport and lifestyle of the typical CrossFit athlete.
There are few podcasters more equipped to talk about bodybuilding than Mark Bell. A professional powerlifter and former professional wrestler, Bell’s show, Mark Bell’s PowerCast, is dedicated to interviewing the giants of the sports of bodybuilding, powerlifting, strongman, CrossFit, and more. With episodes released weekly, covering interviews with Steve Austin, Paul Gomez and JP Price, Bell is a charismatic and entertaining host who infuses entertainment and levity into his often technical subject matter.
Dave Asprey is a tech entrepreneur who uses his podcast to “provide you with everything you need to upgrade your mind, body, and life”. While not squarely a bodybuilding podcast, we’ve included it on this list because Asprey has managed to put together a body of podcasting work that we think bodybuilding enthusiasts will dig. With over 300 episodes, covering topics such as metabolic flexibility and the science behind activating invisible networks of muscles in your body, Bulletproof Radio is the perfect accompaniment for a gut-busting lifting sesh.
Barbell Shrugged is undoubtedly one of the leading bodybuilding podcasts out there. Hosted by Mike Bledsoe, Doug Larson and Kenny Kane, the show has a keen focus on bodybuilding and CrossFit and conducts weekly episodes with participants, coaches and other strength and conditioning professionals. The true power of the show comes from the dynamic hosting stylings of Bledsoe, Larson and Kane, who combine to deliver genuinely engaging and informative content about topics ranging from the effects of alcohol on training and recovery to the science of growth and hypertrophy.
Mind Pump is one of the longest running and most listened to shows in the bodybuilding genre. With over 650 episodes dating back to the show’s release, there’s no secret as to why the show has enjoyed the longevity and success it has — trio Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer and Justin Andrews are incredibly engaging and informative hosts. Whether you’re a serious bodybuilder or a casual lifter, you’ll love the avalanche of advice and good listening vibes coming from the Mind Pump contest.