The “Meathead Millionaire”, Mark Bell: Either You’re In or You’re In The Way – Episode 255

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

Mark Bell is one of the most recognizable and successful men in the fitness industry.

Known as the “meathead millionaire,” Mark has managed to parlay a successful powerlifting career into a multi-million dollar business empire.

He is the creator and U.S. patent holder of one of the highest-selling fitness inventions in history, the Slingshot, and a subsequent line of fitness apparel.

Mark is also the owner of “The Strongest Gym in the West,” Super Training Gym, a strength coach and fitness expert, host of the hit podcast “Mark Bell’s Power Cast,” and the owner of internationally distributed, Power Magazine.

Perhaps what’s most impressive about Mark is his ability to constantly evolve, improve and overcome new challenges. A former powerlifter and world record holder, Mark has now set his sights on dominating the bodybuilding stage the way he used to dominate the lifting platform.

Whether you’re looking for a spark of motivation and success tips to help you achieve your goals, or you just want to learn more about the man who built a fitness empire, you’ll find it all and more in this incredible episode!

Scroll down for show notes:


This episode is brought to you by biOptimizers. Their P3-OM Probiotics may be the most powerful proteolytic probiotic ever developed. P3-OM supplies your gut with powerful protein-digesting bacteria that increase the pool of bioactive amino acids required for muscle growth and recovery.

Go to and use the code “Renegade” to receive a 15% discount.

This episode is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. With 75 ingredients working together to help with eleven different areas of health, Athletic Greens helps detoxify your body, boost your energy, and strengthen your immune system.

Get all your vital nutrition in 30 seconds or less at to claim your Renegade Radio special offer.


Show Notes:

  • How has Mark achieved such a high level of success in the fitness industry? [5:17]
  • Why he says the greatest thing he is going to lift is people not weights. [14:47]
  • Don’t over think – why you should sometimes put the cart before the horse. [16:53]
  • It’s YOU vs. YOU – why part of knowing who you are is knowing who you are not. [20:25]
  • How did Mark turn the idea for the Slingshot into the multi-million dollar business it is today? [25:57]
  • The writing is on the wall (literally); either you’re in or you’re in the way! [34:17]
  • Why you should be the driver of what’s cool. The dangers of social media and the importance of transparency. [37:27]
  • Has Mark’s podcast had a significant impact on his business? [48:55]
  • From record setting powerlifter to competitive bodybuilder – how his training and recovery has changed to prepare for the stage. [52:13]
  • His take on the keto diet and how his nutrition has changed for his new endeavor. [1:02:11]
  • What does the future hold for Mark? [1:06:15]
  • His plea to feed your dogs and kids REAL food! [1:10:07]


Connect with Mark:





Mentioned in the Episode:

Want to listen to the first episode with Mark Bell?  Click HERE.

In this episode we discuss why getting bullied motivated Mark to start training, his career as a pro wrestler and how he and his brother Chris got John Cena started in wrestling, training mistakes most people make, how to get jacked and strong, the mindset behind Mark’s success and much more.

To listen, you can either click the flash audio player below or browse the links to find your preferred format…

If you have questions, use the hashtag #RenegadeRadioPodcast and shoot them my way on Twitter or Instagram or email

Thank you for tuning in and subscribing. I appreciate every one of you that takes the time to listen.

Do you want to build muscle, lose fat and gain strength but you don’t have the time to spend countless hours in the gym? Have you tried strength training before but just couldn’t make any noticeable changes to your physique? Take the 28-Day Renegade Fit Challenge and get strong and ripped with 30 minute workouts you can do at home. Go to the Renegade Strength Club today!

Could I ask you a huge favor? Can you take two seconds to leave us a 5 star review on iTunes? Or, if you have two minutes to spare, a written review would be even better and so greatly appreciated.

Don’t know how to leave a review? Click HERE.

Thank you so much!!