The TBS Talks Podcast

The TBS Talks Podcast

A long form discussion podcast that is both raw & unfiltered. The official podcast of powerlifting & barbell-based strength training facility Texas Barbell Syndicate located in Houston, Texas. Hosted by owners Mark & Mirtha Peltier who bring in a variety of different guests from different backgrounds to discuss a multitude of different topics. Nothing is off limits!

Episodes

January 14, 2022 149 min

We are back! After taking a step back from the podcast in the second half of 2021 we are hitting the ground running in 2022! In Episode 20 of the TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined by friend and owner of Leflar Bros Apparel CB Leflar. This conversation goes into a wide variety of topics ranging from the start of LBA to life, self help, and the rest. It was truly one of our favorite conversations with one of our favorite people and we...

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In Episode 19 Mark and Mirtha are joined by resident guest Kyle Miller (@kyle_projectstrength) where they go through a break down of the 2021 USAPL TBS Summer Open. The conversation starts off with discussing the Prime Time session and each of the lifters set to hit the platform. The majority of the discussion is backgrounds as well as Mark makes his predictions for how the meet will shape up for each lifter. The conversation t...

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In this special episode of the TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined by Kyle Miller from Project Strength where they go into a full in depth look at how the 2021 USAPL TBS Summer Open (TX-2021-13) came to be as well as how the demand and feedback from the lifters (and a little help from Kyle) quickly grew the meet from the original 40 lifter plan into having a stacked roster with a 3rd PRIME TIME session. They give a preview of the pote...

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February 27, 2021 66 min

In Episode 17 of the TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined by owner and coach of Grind House Fitness Alyssa Cantu. Alyssa has an extensive resume within the fitness world coaching at Grind House Fitness, recently receiving her brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and is most notably the strength and conditioning coach for #2 Ranked UFC Heavy Weight and knockout king - Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis. In this conversation - Mark an...

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February 8, 2021 109 min

In Episode 16 of The TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined remotely from Atlanta, GA by USA Powerlifting Executive Committee member, Senior International Coach, Coaching Committee member, and head of Team Rohr Powerlifting Josh Rohr. Josh has been involved in powerlifting for over 20 years in the form of competitor, coach, and referee. In this episode, Mark and Josh discuss the current climate of COVID and the ramifications it has had o...

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January 18, 2021 107 min

Welcome Back! After a brief time off at the end of 2020 the TBS Talks Podcast returns! In this episode Mark is joined by long time friend, fellow BJJ Black Belt, and academy owner Mike Torres. Mike is brazlian jiu-jitsu black belt under Professor Travis Tooke, the owner and head coach of Torres Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Spring, Texas, and commentator for Submission Hunters Pro. In this episode, Mark and Mike discuss a wide variety of ...

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October 19, 2020 189 min

In Episode 14 of the TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined by "Inactive" Pro MMA fighter, current competitive jiu-jitsu athlete, and long time friend Cody Owens AKA the Texas Zombie. Mark and Cody go into discussing some anecdotal stories of how jiu-jitsu has shaped both of their lives for the better.  This conversation flew by and it is one that you will not want to miss as Cody has a wealth of wisdom well beyond his years. Fro...

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September 28, 2020 170 min

In Episode 13 of the TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined by Waleed Hourani and Kyle Miller. Waleed and Kyle are the owners and coaches of The Project Strength - a powerlifting gym and coaching service located on the South Side of Houston, Texas in close proximity to U of H (University of Houston). From social media, to current cultural and political discussions, to some current projects they are working on, this conversation between f...

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August 31, 2020 176 min

In Episode 12 of the TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined by long time members and friends Jonny, Ivan, & Tony. The conversation starts out very lighthearted but then takes a turn into an unexpected deep dive into Jonny's crazy life story which we have dubbed "Jonny: Origins" (patent pending). Add in other things like a new and former business endeavor from Tony & Ivan, to Mark discussing living in Thailand, and qui...

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August 17, 2020 133 min

In Episode 11 of The TBS Talks Podcast we decided to get the band back together! We (Mark, Mirtha, Chris, and Marisol) sat down for a lighthearted conversation very similar to the same kinds of conversations we have at home and anytime we all sit and hang out. From cell phone games, to going to Mexico, to reviewing the all new "WAP" video, this is just another example of a real world conversation you may find yourself havin...

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July 26, 2020 222 min

In Episode 10 of The TBS Talks Podcast Mark and Chris are joined by Wendell Champion - the Republican candidate for Texas's 18th Congressional District which covers parts of central and northern Houston as well as parts of Spring, the Heights, and the area surrounding George Bush Airport. From welfare to West Point, from his military experience to being a lawyer for 20+ years in Texas, from working in cooperate America to n...

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July 6, 2020 160 min

In Episode 9 of the TBS Talks Podcast we hand the reins over to Mirtha who is joined by Marisol, Brenda, and Valerie for an ALL LADIES podcast episode. The ladies brought their own party supplies including bottles of wine, hot Cheetos, and of course Salsa Valentina for this nearly 3 hour sit down conversation. Every woman will be able to relate to having these types of conversations with her friends over a glass of wine and men wil...

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In Episode 8 of The TBS Talks Podcast Mark & Mirtha are joined by Samantha Ledezma - a friend and long time member at TBS, and Kyle Miller - friend and co-owner of The Project Strength. In the episode, the four have a deep and long form conversation covering the current cultural climate in the U.S. stemming from the most recent George Floyd case. They go into detail covering their thoughts and feelings about the specific case a...

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May 26, 2020 136 min

In Episode 7 of the TBS Talks Podcast Mark and Mirtha are joined on Memorial Day by Tony Richardson - a long time friend and family member at TBS who currently serves as an E-5 Sergeant in the US Army Reserves. Tony has been in the military for over a decade serving our country. The crew goes into Tony's current role and history in the military, how he got started, what has been happening during the Pandemic, and all things in ...

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May 22, 2020 99 min

In Episode 6 of The TBS Talks Podcast Mark is joined via Zoom by long time friend Martin "Speedos" Young. Martin is from Aberdeen, Scotland, a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a husband, father, and an offshore electrical technician working on oil rigs in the North Sea. Mark and Speedos discuss the current climate in Scotland with the COVID-19 lock down, how they are training, BJJ stories, and even baby gear for the activ...

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In Episode 5 of The TBS Talks Podcast Mark and Marcus are joined via FaceTime call by Joe Chau - more notably known by his Instagram handle - "The Notorious Emperor". Joe is the founder of Notorious Lift, a brand based out of the LA area in California that has taken the lifting world by storm with his unique deadlift slippers. From his start in powerlifting, to discussing other entrepreneurs, life, and the power of adversit...

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April 11, 2020 101 min

In Episode 4 of The TBS Talks Podcast Mark and Mirtha are joined by Angela Rojas from Mat Therapy Sports Massage. The conversation goes from the reality and difficulties of being a mom to Mark going on a rant into jiu-jitsu. The discussion takes a lot of turns and ends on a very deep discussion of what it is to be mentally strong. Also - a future episode with Angela and her husband Jorge to take a deep dive into CBD becomes a very ...

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March 27, 2020 107 min

In Episode 3 Mark and Cris are joined by long time friend and fellow entrepreneur Adrian "Vato" Rodriguez from Hustle Texas. In their discussion they discuss owning and starting your own brand, Adrian's background and ventures, and what it means to "win". 

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March 24, 2020 81 min

In Episode 2 of The TBS Talks Podcast Mark & Mirtha are joined by Gabriel Embree from Iron Training Systems. They discuss the current and updated climate with COVID-19 as well as how the business shut downs have affected Gabe with his new role. The conversation then jumps from the issues associated with coaching your significant other, to a brief story of how Mark & Mirtha met, to the development of Gabe's coaching, and...

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March 21, 2020 84 min

The pilot episode of The TBS Talks Podcast. A project that has been in the making for some time and is finally here! Mark & Mirtha are joined by Cris (Marisol and Marcus in the background) and they dive into the current climate going on with COVID-19. The conversation quickly takes many interesting turns and deviations making for a quite diverse discussion ranging from COVID-19, politics, to normal everyday life situations. Not...

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