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Strong By Design Podcast

May 11, 2022

Certainly, you’ve seen or heard this famous Mark Twain quote before: 

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. 

Our guest today on the Strong By Design podcast show exemplifies this statement as good as any human being I’ve ever known or read about. 

Get knocked down 7 times, get up 8. This is the motto of powerlifter, strongman competitor, trainer, nutritionist, online coach, sports performance coach and Believe Big advisor Jo ‘ANIMAL’ Miller. Also known as Killer Miller. All 109 pounds of her! 

Jo is humble, intelligent, and a passionate woman. But with humility comes a lack of ego which requires a loving, supportive husband like Matt, aka Superman Miller to brag for you. Together on SBD, Jo and Matt talk about Jo’s extraordinary powerlifting and strongman journey. 


"She was the best lifter pound for pound... I felt like an unstoppable human, bulletproof."
-Matt & Jo 'Animal' Miller 


Time Stamps  

00:00 – A tale of setback to comeback 

01:46 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast 

05:13 – Get to know today’s special guests, Jo and Matt Miller 

09:52 – Jo recounts how she got into powerlifting 

23:21 – Her transition from powerlifting to strongman 

26:12 – Jo gets honest about her mastectomy experience, and how it affected her training 

30:28 – What was it like to return to competition after a double mastectomy? 

36:13 – Matt on the emotional impact of his wife’s health condition 

42:17 – Jo recounts memorable strongman moments 

55:42 – Matt and Jo on what does competing look like these days 

1:03:08 – Matt and Jo share what’s next for them, future plans 



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