Ep.#60: Jay Ashman, an Ohio-based strength coach talks Crossfit, injuries, Crossfit-haters, his A.S.S. book, Pop-tart & peanut butter love, being transparent, & more – 031314



Jay Ashman (http://ashmanstrength.com) is an Ohio-based strength coach that started lifting weights in high school after his mom told him, “you should start to lift and fill out more.”

His training background is a mix of experience via an NFL workout in 1998 with the Browns, Division 1 & 2 rugby,  Strongman contests, Highland Games and even dabbling in CrossFit for a stint.

Despite not having an extensive formal education about exercise science (aside from a 2 year degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant), Jay’s Ashman Strength System and his transparency on and offline, has helped many of those who follow or work with him exceed their training goals.

Jay joins Mike & Sincere on episode #60 to discuss:

  • Jay shares his fitness journey from growing up a skinny kid to Crossfit, to the Highland Games, and to his current bodybuilding-based regimen
  • Pop Tarts, Peanut Butter & coaches giving advice clients advice that they don’t follow
  • What is the only highlight you will find in Wooster, Ohio
  • Jay shares how certain injuries turned him away from Crossfit, how he become a Crossfit-hater, and how he feels about Crossfit now
  • MuscleMag magazine reached out to Jay, regarding Bulletproof Coffee. What exactly did he say?
  • Jay shares how he responds to potential clients or fitness pros who question his credibility, despite not having a degree in kinesiology or a C.S.C.S. 
  • Jay discusses the problem with Facebook-related training research
  • Jay shares his experience with Deficit Deadlift training & whether if there is any real benefit to it, or is it just another training distraction
  • How does Jay respond to folks who say “they get bored at the gym
  • How Jay really feels about the “Gym-selfie” revolution
  • Jay discusses his training program, The A.S.S. Book, what it is, what it isn’t, as well as who has benefited from it (http://ashmanstrength.com/the-ashman-strength-system-ebook/)
  • How does Jay utilize providing free content to help build his following and brand
  • What are the 3 most important words in the world, and why it’s probably not what you think
  • Mike shares what is the greatest form of strength & why you should practice it everyday
  • Mike & Sincere share what “really” scares them
  • What is the real problem with using sarcasm
  • Mike & Sincere share their real feeling concerning fraternities, sororities, and hazing
  • What if Tupac where of Indian descent? Mike happily answers that question

All this and much more:

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  • Thank you again, Mike and Sincere, for having me on the show. Next time I will be sure to eat the poptarts while calling in just so you can enjoy the sounds of gluten crunching before your very ears…

    You guys are great, keep spreading the truth.

  • Sincere

    It was great having you on, mi amigo. We’re looking forward to having you back, really soon. As for spreading the truth, the feeling is mutual. BTW, if your Pop Tarts are crunching, you may want to take a look at those ingredients. Haha