*** Note: This episode is marked Explicit for language. ***
J.T. Matherly lost almost half his highest recorded weight of 446 pounds (202.7 kg), and powerlifting has been an important part of his new, healthier lifestyle.
J.T. returns to share new developments in his journey, weight training insights, and thoughts on mental health.
“I look at pictures of myself, and I don’t even recognize myself in the mirror anymore.”
Be sure to check out J.T.’s original Tips Of The Scale interview from Fall 2013.
J.T. Matherly: Part Deux
In this update, J.T. discusses:
- The difference in his confidence level since losing over 200 pounds.
- The difference in how people treat him now compared to when he was over 400 pounds.
- How important it was to seek counseling after his weight loss. J.T. references Tim Bauer’s update on the importance of seeking help after such a significant change.
“If you’re the person who’s lost… weight, go talk to somebody about it.”
J.T. has also had three surgical procedures over the last year. He goes in-depth about those experiences and how he kept himself motivated, focused, and active.
Resources Discussed In This Podcast
- Starting Strength, beginner powerlifting program by Mark Rippetoe
- Clint Darden, professional strongman
- Matt Vincent, highland games athlete
- Mark Bell’s Powercast podcast [explicit]
- PowerWOD training
- PattonStrength – training and mobility topics
- End of Overeating by David Kessler [ Amazon / iTunes / iTunes Audiobook ]
- Drugs For Life by Joseph Dumit [ Amazon / iTunes / iTunes Audiobook ]
New Additions to J.T.’s Workout Playlist
- Mindset album by Vasen [ Amazon / iTunes ]
- Memories and Moments album by Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott [ Amazon / iTunes ]
- Nickel Creek [ Amazon / iTunes ]
- Kid A album by Radiohead [ Amazon / iTunes ]
J.T. blogs about his training, life, and surgical experience at BeardsOverBarbells.com. Stop by and say Hi!