Episode 38 – JL Holdsworth – Universally Strong in Fitness and Business

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On today’s episode we sat down with one of the strongest individuals on the planet, JL Holdsworth, Owner of The Spot Athletics in Columbus and Dublin Ohio. JL’s name may sounds familiar since he is part of Westside Barbell royalty with some staggering lifts in his lifetime. Now, his focus is solely on creating the best experience possible at his gyms.

We talk about his journey in fitness and how it has shaped him into the person he is today. Holdsworth’s view of movement has changed a lot over the years and its important to take in that perspective to make the most for the people we interact with every single day.

Strap in, there are so many chunks of knowledge in this one!



2:30 – Origin of JL

6:30 – Experiences in Powerlifting

10:30 – “Hey JL, Can you help my _____ lift?”

16:50 – Learning the Foundational Techniques

28:00 – Expansion of Personal Training

32:30 – JL and “The Spot”s Mentality

35:00 – Priorities

41:30 – Principles of Engagement

45:00 – Win’s and Losses


For More with JL follow him at @coach_jl and @thespotathletics


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