Welcome to episode 10 of the Saved By The Barbell Podcast! Stream below to hear the amazing story of Zach Homol, who took himself from jobless in a new city to being a world-recording powerlifter and successful gym owner. You do not want to miss this episode!


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2:00 – 8:00: Zach Homol Bio & Background

  • Getting into powerlifting at an early age.
  • Taking a chance by moving to Indianapolis, where he didn’t know anybody.
  • Using social media to provide value and impact lives.

8:00 – 26:00: Zach’s Powerlifting Career

  • Going from a max bench press of 50 lbs. in 9th grade to a 450 bench press in competition.
  • Training at Westside Barbell.
  • Studying everyday gym goers to become a better lifter and coach.
  • Zach’s best numbers including a 720 lb. squat, 675 lb. deadlift, and 225 bench for 60+ reps.

26:00 – 42:00: Iron Valley Barbell

  • Using online training as a platform for starting a gym.
  • Starting a world-class gym with no job and no money.
  • Being persistent and not taking no for an answer when nobody would give him a shot.
  • Giving back to the community through various lifting events and raising money to build a well in Africa.

42:00 – 58:00: PowerGainz Ebook

  • Why ebooks have been a successful content platform.
  • Who PowerGainz is for and the thought that went into the programming.
  • How people can overcome the fear of being “exposed” and “vulnerable”.

58:00 – 1:01:00: The Fire Round

  • Zach answers a series of random questions including the one thing he would eat daily if it had no impact on his health and if he could make a game winning kick in the Super Bowl.