Today we’re talking to powerlifter Rich Yun. Rich is best known online as The Korean Hulk, and it’s a nickname that stuck after one of his first powerlifting competitions. This conversation has a lot of parts: We talk beefing with other “Korean Hulks” online, the eating habits of powerlifters, and the biggest movers and shakers in strength sports today. It’s a fun conversation you won’t want to miss out on.
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On this episode of The BarBend Podcast, host David Thomas Tao talks to Rich Yun about:
- Rich’s background in powerlifting (2:24)
- Becoming the Korean Hulk (6:15)
- Everyone’s first ‘bulking‘ phase (8:50)
- Getting inspired by veterans of the sport (12:50)
- Training in Houston’s powerlifting community (15:40)
- Training with Russel Orhii (17:00)
- The food habits of elite strength athletes (19:00)
- Should we start a strength sports cuisine podcast??? (25:00)
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