Stories of

This world is filled with heroes whose stories can inspire us all to achieve greatness. Stories of Strength tells the stories of some of the world’s most amazing and inspirational individuals – showcasing strength, resilience and determination in the face of adversity. Join our host Jay Cardiello as he chats with guests who will motivate, uplift, and help you make a positive impact on the world. Presented by MuscleTech.


Season 1

Fitness Director for Men’s Health Magazine, Eb Samuels, talks about some of the challenges he has faced throughout his career, finding connections between his interests in technology and sports, and learn how Eb is redefining strength through his training and writing.

FEBRUARY 1, 2022 | 38:25 | S1:E12

Wrestling Hall-of-Famer Torrie Wilson talks about personal struggles, coming back from an injury, and advice for dealing with what life throws at you.

JANUARY 25, 2022 | 16:03 | S1:E11

Jay Cardiello is joined by model, author, and military attack pilot, Andrew Malcolm. Listen as they discuss how his strength was tested when he was deployed to Afghanistan, why he decided to become a pilot, how he learned the complexity of flying a helicopter, the importance of staying calm, staying humble, and getting enough sleep!

JANUARY 11, 2022 | 25:04 | S1:E10

On the newest episode of #StoriesofStrength, Jay talks with adventurer Erik Weihenmayer – a man who has conquered Mount Everest, and all of the Seven Summits.

OCTOBER 26, 2021 | 37:35 | S1:E9

This week Jay sits down with former Rutgers University defensive tackle, Eric LeGrand. During the 2010 College Football season, Eric suffered a paralyzing injury that fractured his C3 and C4 cervical vertebrae.

AUGUST 10, 2021 | 29:00 | S1:E3

This week our host Jay Cardiello is joined by Jessica Cox, the world’s first licensed armless pilot. Jessica was born with a rare birth defect that left her without arms.

JUNE 27TH, 2021 | 26:00 | S1:E2

The struggles Ryan Hall went through when facing injuries and retirement, and what it took for him to turn around into the athlete that he is today….

JULY 13TH, 2021 | 37:48 | S1:E1

Jay Cardiello

Jay Cardiello


Jay Cardiello is one of the most sought after and recognized health and wellness professionals in the world. He’s a strength and conditioning specialist to celebrities and professional athletes, a regular contributor to leading media outlets, a TEDx speaker and a published author.

Jay has worked with Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Seacrest, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Sofia Vergara, Julianne Hough, Kevin Love, Minka Kelly and teams in the MLB and NFL. He is the former Fitness Editor at Large for Shape, a regular contributor to Men’s Fitness, Star and OK! magazines, and a member of the Advisory Board for Muscle & Fitness.

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