Welcome to the

GS Nation Podcast!

Our focus is personal development, health & wellness, mindset, and entrepreneurship. Our mission is to educate, inspire, and entertain while guiding and empowering people like YOU to become the best version of themselves! We are your hosts Cary and Dave, let's rock and roll y'all!

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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave discuss the fear of embarrassment! Feeling afraid of getting embarrassed, or embarrassment itself, is natural. Evolutionarily it benefited humans to “fit in.” Being a part of the larger community increased your chances of survival. So, the fear of being different was a physical response designed to protect us! Dave and Cary talk about how to overcome embarrassment, as well as the fear of it, and tell some pretty epically hilarious stories along the way! This is an episode you’re not gonna want to skip...


In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave interview a good friend of theirs, Jungle. Both Cary and Dave have truly enjoyed getting to know him and the way in which he lives his life. Jungle is a very fit and strong athlete who is headed down a path towards success. And Dave and Cary really wanted to take an opportunity to ask him some questions about his past, his present, and his future. Jungle gives a lot of great tips on how you can lead a healthier life, which would lead to a happier life. He also shares his perspective on what he's learned throughout the years within the fitness industry, within everyday life, living through injury, and his mantras and beliefs about love.



In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave talk about the best thing that women can do for their bodies. There's all sorts of different things that you see and you hear and you get targeted with in the media, especially on Instagram & Facebook and in magazines, TV shows, and news channels. “They” tell you what to eat, what not to eat, what to do, what not to do... but we, The GS Nation, are here to emphasize functional movement and the ultimate benefits of strength training.


In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave talk about the unexpected things in life that happen to us all suddenly and without warning. We all make plans, but in an instant they can be completely derailed. Life happens and we hope that you can take one thing away from this episode... act now, because nothing is guaranteed. If you’ve been enjoying the podcast, please consider sharing it with your friends! We were recently featured on Apple’s New and Noteworthy! If you haven’t left a review or rating yet, please do :))


In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave interview Megan Wilson from Sweet Sauce Blog about her legendary hustle and how she found the courage to chase after her dreams! Megan is a creative who has taken her blog from an exciting creative outlet to a monetized site. We talked about what we're going to do at the end of the world & what happened when she got robbed in New Orleans. Our personal favorite part of this episode is when Megan tells us her current mantra that she's adopted that she's encouraging others to adopt!


In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave talk about Dave’s all time favorite fitness tracker, the WHOOP! Obviously there's a bunch of stuff out there on the market... we've pretty much used and tried it all. WHOOP is the 24-hour wearable fitness tracker that Dave has been using for the last 15 months or so that has taken his athletic ability to the next level. We've got a code coming at you to get you your first month free - Click here for $30 off your WHOOP! Please share this episode with your friends and subscribe to our podcast!


“Sometimes in life, there are things that are bigger than us.” In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave were GOING to have a QUOTE OFF… instead, Dave woke up with some crazy anxiety. He discusses what that’s like and ties it back to the last episode, “Motivation is BS… Or Is It?” Cary then hops on with some beautiful, powerful perspectives on anxiety, mental health, the grind, being a leader, and how to keep moving forward! Share with your friends here!


In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave get into a bit of an argument on whether or not motivation is bullshi*t! Hint… they disagree :) Given that we are about 6 weeks into the year, most people have “failed” their New Year’s Resolutions. Cary and Dave discuss ways to get back on track, the difference between motivation and inspiration, whether motivation is BS or not, as well as teasing the next big GS Nation build phase of training! We also discuss the new “Mindset Reset” group coaching that drops next month! Share with your friends here!


In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Coach Dave Robinson hops on the podcast solo to reflect on and discuss the three year Streakiversary - 3 straight years of working out Every. Single. Damn. Day! Dave discusses his motivations for The Streak, his first failed attempt, trials and tribulations along the way, as well as his continued motivations and observations surrounding his success! He also drops some tips and tricks for how YOU can apply lessons from The Streak to your life practice as well. Enjoy this reflective episode… please share!


In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave discuss the role and importance of recovery in our overall workout programming.. what we want you to do this week to fully rest your mind and body as well as what we want you to continue to do throughout our build weeks & our upcoming test week to stay fit and healthy. If you’d like to follow our custom workout programming in our mobile app, purchase a membership and download our app to get started. If you like what you hear, please share our podcast with someone who needs it! Thank you!


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave interview Sam Anderson, the founder and president of Enso media firm in Richmond, Virginia. Sam is a serial entrepreneur, master networker, a self proclaimed born entrepreneur, sneaker head, and a super interesting guy all around. He's got big goals to make Enso a household name, and I have zero doubt in my mind that he's going to accomplish that goal based on his hustle… this is how legacies are made. Share this link with your friends!


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave discuss ways to find gratitude in our daily lives. Having a healthy mindset is front and center at GS Nation because it is one of the most important things that you can do in order to train the rest of your body. If you're in a healthy mindset... a happy mindset... it's going to be a lot easier for you to recover, to sleep and to eat well, and to train hard. Learning to be grateful in the moment, learning to be present, learning to see the good in things both past, present, and future… this is mindfulness. Enjoy this episode and share this link with your friends who need to hear this!


In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave piggyback on two previous shows and discuss nutrient timing, circadian rhythm, and the ideal time of the day to train in order to optimize your workout and performance. No matter what your training or body composition goals are, this episode includes tips on how to maximize your output. We also chat about what to eat before, during, and after your workouts depending on how you train, where you are in your athletic journey, and what your specific goals happen to be.


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave discuss the number one performance enhancing drug out there… SLEEP! We talk about the different stages of sleep and the benefits that a good night's sleep has both on your physical body, your performance, your cognition, etc. We also discuss circadian rhythm and how to be more in sync with nature! Finally, did you know that proper sleep can prevent injury as well? If you’re enjoying the podcast, share it with your friends and drop a rating & review in Apple / iTunes! Grind On.


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave discuss GS Nation’s Top 10 Basic Rules of Nutrition - the top 10 things that we think are the most important, high level items YOU should focus on in order to achieve your overall body composition, performance, and health goals. We also discuss proper hydration, how much protein you should eat, why keto may F you up, how to earn your carbs, and SO much more. If you’d like a FREE copy of what you learn about on this podcast, click here, enter your email, and we’ll drop you one! Grind On, y’all.


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary & Dave discuss Blue Zones - the areas in the world where people are the happiest, healthiest, and live the longest! The key to youthful longevity is creating a lifestyle and environment for yourself and your loved ones that makes it difficult to be UNhealthy... or as Dan Buettner of The Blue Zones Solutions suggests, an environment "that nudges you into the right behaviors... subtly and relentlessly." You will learn how the inhabitants of these Blue Zones live so well and how you can seamlessly adopt many of the “Power Nine” Blue Zone habits for yourself here in Richmond!


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave chat with Zach Grossfeld, the Founder of Auxoro,  a news media company dedicated to giving music artists and industry pros a three-dimensional platform to share their story and connect directly with fans, in their own words. This episode was really cool to record because both Dave and Zach started their respective businesses right around the same time. We discuss the backstory of when Zach interviewed artists such as Wyclef Jean and Jess Glynne, as well as discuss Zach’s major musical influences, daily routines, and overall inspiration. You’re going to love it!


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, we have an amazing conversation with Vincent Vu, founder and CEO of Kinis, a local RVA company that specializes in barefoot training footwear. This American Dream fairy tale begins with Vincent fleeing South Vietnam with his brother and mother after the war, finally ending up in Richmond, Virginia. We discuss the entrepreneurial hustle, purpose, creating a brand from scratch, and the importance of strengthening your feet as the foundation for stability throughout the whole body. Vincent’s story is incredible!


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave get SUPER vulnerable right off the bat in regards to the grind, the hustle, entrepreneurship, and life in general. We talk about some stuff that frankly, we probably don't talk about enough and that we might not even share with our friends, family members, etc. Being an entrepreneur is really, REALLY hard… and there's a lot of lonely times and a lot of downs mixed in with the HUGE ups… and that's the stuff that keeps us coming back. This episode is pretty funny as well, hope you enjoy it. Grind On.


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, we interview Kenzie Korman, owner of Vitality Float Spa here in Richmond, Virginia. Kenzie and Dave actually went to highschool together, so it’s really cool to see the growth over the past 15 years. We discuss Kenzie’s favorite “failures”, holding multiple jobs to fund her dreams, and what impact means to her. We do a dive deep into recovery techniques like floating in a sensory deprivation tank, cupping, massage therapy, and entrepreneurship in general! There's a lot of great things that you can glean from this podcast…


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary & Dave talk about the difference between over-training and under-recovering, two things that can show up in your body in a very similar way. We define both, give examples of each, and discuss how you know which category you may fall under. We also discuss a couple of recovery techniques that you should be utilizing every day, whether you want to be an elite athlete or whether you just want to look good, feel good, and show up better for everyone else around you! Our next episode focuses on the recovery topic as well!


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary interviews Dave about his experiences as an obstacle course racing (OCR) athlete. This episode dives deep into how Dave got involved in OCR, when and how he made the decision to “go for it”, his journey to and experiences at the OCR World Championships in London, how he trains, and what’s next for him in 2019. If you’re AT ALL into obstacle course racing, you’ll want to learn from one of the best OCR athletes out there on how to up your game and take your racing to the next level!


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, we discuss confidence... More specifically, the difference between bravado or faking it and truly feeling confident in who you are and the person that you are becoming. We both dive deep into our personal confidence as well as the work that we put in to get to where we are. We discuss how confidence is sexy, the difference between thriving and surviving, and how YOU can build authentic, true confidence! If confidence is something that you've struggled with or continue to struggle with, you're going to really enjoy this podcast.


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, we sit down with Mark England, founder of Procabulary, to discuss how the story you tell yourself becomes your truth. This episode is a deep dive into how language affects confidence, how to develop mastery, the power of music, the magic of words, how to overcome obstacles, and much more! Mark is a WORLD CLASS storyteller, and you’ll hear some things from him that haven’t been published before… we’ve got a bonus surprise at the end as well! Enjoy.


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave discuss the fact that there is no such thing as an unrealistic goal or dream, merely an unrealistic timeline. Successful goal setting is something that is SO important, especially this time of year surrounding New Year's Resolutions, yet the topic is rarely discussed. We know we SHOULD make goals, but how do we create smart, effective, and inspiring goals? In this podcast, we consider positive language and the power of proper goal setting. We also discuss the origins of the #keepyourstreakalive challenge as well as Cary’s chain link fence.


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In this episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave chat about their fears and what it means to have courage. Fear has played a crucial role in our evolution as humans, yet doesn’t always play its intended role in our modern society. Oftentimes, what we are afraid of is actually our ticket to bliss and freedom. We discuss harnessing your fears and using that fear as fuel to move you forward, something our good friend Brian of Fear Sherpa often discusses. We also chat about the “what if” question and demonstrate a fear setting exercise that we think you will really enjoy. If you’re afraid of something that is preventing you from taking the next step forward, this is the episode for you.


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In the FIRST episode of The GS Nation Podcast, Cary and Dave talk about starting with “why” from the standpoint of personal development, health and wellness, and the reason it is so important to have that WHY be the foundation in the front and center of your life. We always start with why when we begin working with clients on a one-on-one basis. Our motivation for starting this podcast and sharing this content with you, our listeners, is because both of us share the exact same “why”, which you will soon learn about!

We are stoked to begin this journey with you! Let’s rock and roll!