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Barbells & Brothers with Troy Ismir

The Barbells & Brothers podcast is a spiritual gym that helps men LIFT & STRENGTHEN their SPIRIT. We do this by learning to accept our humanity and believing in our divinity. If you are feeling stuck playing it safe in your life and are unfulfilled, this show will inspire you to get out of your comfort zone and start to take a chance on yourself so you can get out of quiet desperation and start to live a life of divine inspiration.
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Dec 31, 2020

This episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast is all about letting go.  I talk about the importance of letting go of control, ego, fear and hurts as we step into 2021.  When we let go of things that no longer serve us it creates opportunities for us to step into who God created us to be.  It's more about unlearning than learning. 

Dec 17, 2020

In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I talk about 5 Strategies to Transform Your Life.  As we come to a close of 2020 and get ready to enter a new year, this is a great time to think about how 2021 is going to be your best year yet.  

Dec 10, 2020

In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I talk about getting rid of our self-imposed leash by taking a chance on ourselves.  

We put limitations on our lives because of this deep need for safety and security.  God wants us to live wild and free full of passion and mischievousness for good.  

Dec 3, 2020

In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I talk about getting our I AM right.  What we say after these two words defines how we live our lives.  The words we speak to ourselves are powerful.  

I share a powerful list of I AM statements from the Bible. You will be encouraged to replace your self-deprecating I AM statements to nourishing I AM statements that speak to your soul.

Nov 25, 2020

In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I share seven relevant scriptures that will inspire and encourage you to keep running the race.  It is a time for perseverance for all of us.  We all could use a little extra dose of encouragement during these challenging times as the holidays approach.  

Nov 19, 2020

We are all experiencing COVID-19 and mask fatigue at this point.  Maybe you are even feeling hopeless.  In this Barbells & Brothers podcast I share my thoughts of how we can find hope during these most challenging times.  

Nov 12, 2020

In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I talk about my battle with this feeling of unhappiness and heaviness that I have struggled with the vast majority of my life.  I will share what I am learning on this journey and my path out of sadness to inner peace and joy.  

Oct 29, 2020

In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I share 12 ways to live with courageous conviction through the life stories of Brandon Burlsworth, Desmond Doss, Tim Tebow and Jesus.  

Oct 22, 2020

One of the hardest things I have found on my journey of being a Christ follower is giving up control.  I struggle with living independent of God instead of being dependent on Him.  In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I share my journey of learning to surrender to God in every area of my life.  

Oct 15, 2020

In this episode of Barbells & Brothers I share my passion for cycling and three reasons why you should pursue your passion.

Oct 7, 2020

In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I share with you the importance of living out our passions, desires and cravings through our purpose in life.  We all have cravings in life.  What would happen if we craved living out our purpose on a daily basis?

Oct 1, 2020

In this podcast of Barbells & Brothers I talk about what it means to embrace uncertainty as the theme of our lives.  It has been a journey of learning how to overcome safety and security and to take a chance on myself.  

Sep 30, 2020

In this podcast episode I share my journey of being an entrepreneur and what that looks like when we follow God's calling for our life.  Are we willing to take a chance on ourselves so we can live an inspired life?  I hope and pray that answer is yes.  

Aug 27, 2020

In this podcast episode I talk about what it means to be a Kingdom man based on the book by Tony Evans.  

Aug 20, 2020

The landscape of our whole world has been rocked because of the COVID-19 virus including sports.  In this podcast episode I encourage men to get off the couch and pursue our won dreams instead of living vicariously through other men pursuing theirs.  

Aug 6, 2020

In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I talk about what it means to be a muscular Christian.  It's not what you think.  

Jul 30, 2020

In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I share the manifesto behind Barbells & Brothers.  This is the work I try to do every day in my life and share what I am learning on my journey with my brothers.  

Jul 16, 2020

My guest on this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast is Josh Howard.  Josh has been in youth ministry for six years.  He was saved when he was five years old, called into ministry at seventeen, and did everything he could to royally mess up the call that the Lord placed on his heart.  But the Lord has a plan.  Josh knows what it's like to be saved, but feel lost.  And that is where he came face to face with his desperate need for Jesus Christ.  Now he is a husband, a father, a youth pastor, and an author of a newly released book called, Determined to be Desperate".  And most importantly, he works every day to be more desperate for Jesus Christ.  

This episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast is being sponsored by LetsGetChecked.  LetsGetChecked’s mission is to make professional health testing easily accessible and ensure that no individual ever puts off a test due to not wanting to visit a healthcare provider.  

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Jul 7, 2020

In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I share my insights from the book I recently read King, Warrior, Magician, Lover:  Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine written by Douglass Gillette and Robert Moore.  

I also share what it looks like as Jesus as our role model of being a king, warrior, magician and lover in our own personal lives.  

Jun 30, 2020

My guest on the Barbells & Brothers podcast is Sam Kuhnert.  Sam was born with one hand, but that has never stopped him from embracing God’s purpose for him.  When people used to ask Sam about his limb-difference, he’d smile and answer, “Because God said I didn’t need an ‘extra’ hand!”  Owning his difference made all the difference in his ability to move forward with confidence in sports, even after many said he’d never play outside of rec level.   

Sam is the founder of NubAbility Athletics Foundation.  He is a speaker and author with his newly released book Game Changer:  How to Thrive when Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan

This episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast is being sponsored by LetsGetChecked.  LetsGetChecked’s mission is to make professional health testing easily accessible and ensure that no individual ever puts off a test due to not wanting to visit a healthcare provider.  

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Jun 23, 2020

My guest on the Barbells & Brothers podcast is Dustin Rivenbark

Dustin has dealt with addiction firsthand, seen the devastating effects of infidelity in a marriage, lost what he thought was his livelihood, lost a daughter to Potter syndrome, lost a mother to drug addiction, and dealt with ongoing health issues. 

He is the author of Courage and Redemption:  Six Battle Principles from the Story of Joshua.  He is also a motivational speaker/preacher.  

Jun 16, 2020

In this podcast episode I talk about the only way we can bring peace to the world is by bringing our own inner peace to our lives.  

This episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast is being sponsored by LetsGetChecked.  LetsGetChecked’s mission is to make professional health testing easily accessible and ensure that no individual ever puts off a test due to not wanting to visit a healthcare provider.  

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Jun 11, 2020

We all need mentors in our lives.  In this episode of Barbells and Brothers I talk about four mentors who have had a profound impact in my life through their books.  

Pastor Rick Warren

John Eldredge

Pastor Erwin McManus

Father Richard Rohr

This episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast is being sponsored by LetsGetChecked.  LetsGetChecked’s mission is to make professional health testing easily accessible and ensure that no individual ever puts off a test due to not wanting to visit a healthcare provider.  

Here are links to get testing done through LetsGetChecked:

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May 26, 2020

In this episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast I share Hector's story of his heart attack and how we can determine our cardiovascular risk to possibly prevent a future heart attack.    

This episode of the Barbells & Brothers podcast is being sponsored by LetsGetChecked.  LetsGetChecked’s mission is to make professional health testing easily accessible and ensure that no individual ever puts off a test due to not wanting to visit a healthcare provider.  

Here is a link to get this test done through LetsGetChecked:

Cholesterol Test Enter the code BB20 for a 20% off discount

Here is a link to get this test done through LetsGetChecked:

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May 19, 2020

In this episode I talk about what it means to live with Warrior energy.  The Samurai Warrior is a great model of how to live a life of a Warrior.  I go over 12 codes of a Samurai Warrior and how we can implement those into our own lives.  

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