CCU Podcast - Love at First Knurling: Ross Lepalla

Feb 07, 2024


In this episode, Paul sits down with Ross Leppala.  Ross is a coach working with Reactive Training Systems, creator of The Belonging Blueprint and the host of the Project Unchained Podcast.  Ross is a very passionate coach and mental health advocate.


They discuss:

  • Ross’s journey in coaching
  • Battling mental health and finding the barbell
  • Emerging strategies
  • Stress management
  • Engineering and the parallels with programming
  • Separating process from outcome

And more!

Find Ross:

IG: @ross.lepalla 



Ross Leppala is an avid powerlifter and coach. He first started lifting weights when he was 12 years old. That marked the beginning of a lifelong obsession with cultivating strength. While most of us consider this a physical pursuit, Ross's true passion is in the mental aspect of the journey. Our minds are far more powerful than any muscle or group of muscles. Using the mind intentionally will propel us forward past any obstacles that surface. With decades of lifting and coaching experience, there is a plethora of things Ross seeks to share.


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