#597 – Josh Bridges

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Josh is showing up. I’m tripping. I am tripping. Good morning. It’s raining here in California already. It’s weird. Great though. Don’t get me wrong. It’s great. I love it. That it’s raining. I love it. That it’s raining. I got new ropes for my, uh, rig. For those of you, who’ve had the pleasure of seeing my rig. Um, it’s got ropes hanging everywhere off of it. And I got, uh, five from rogue, the best ones, the best ones. Let me see, let me see if I can hold up. Rogue ropes. I think they were 77

Sevan Matossian (00:52):

Bucks each, each. Oh, interesting. When you type in rogue ropes, um, jump ropes, pop up. Let me see if I can. What if I just type in rope, rope that too? Uh, what if I just go to Google rogue fitness gaming mean ropes. I got new ropes and I’m so excited, but I, I had, uh, I had seen a video where someone fell, uh, off a, a, there were climbing a rope outside in the ropes snapped. And so I was like, shit, I need new ropes. I, I really don’t want that to happen to me. My ropes seemed fine. Well, you know what happened is at, they were like five years old and at the bottom they had started UN unraveling a little bit, but I always, but I left them out, you know, win winter summer. The whole year, the ropes was straight and they started falling apart. Hey, look, Matt’s on the show too. Josh.

Josh Bridges (01:49):

Yo, yo

Sevan Matossian (01:50):

Look, we’re back together. All three of us.

Josh Bridges (01:53):


Sevan Matossian (01:54):

That? Matt. Josh, Devon show we’re back together. Look, we got Matt on. I love

Josh Bridges (01:57):


Sevan Matossian (01:58):

Cool. Right?

Josh Bridges (02:00):

I missed him. I miss you.

Sevan Matossian (02:01):

It’s all of us. We’re back together. Matt’s not prob Matt’s probably not gonna say a lot. This show though. He’s busy.

Josh Bridges (02:07):

I mean, he’s climbing a rope.

Sevan Matossian (02:08):

He’s in the compromised position. <laugh> I, I got, I was just bragging that I got, uh, all new ropes for my rig, these ones.

Josh Bridges (02:14):

Oh really? I love it.

Sevan Matossian (02:16):

Five. They spent five years outside in, in the rain. And, uh,

Josh Bridges (02:19):

Your, your ropes lasted five years.

Sevan Matossian (02:22):

I know. Isn’t that crazy? That’s

Josh Bridges (02:23):


Sevan Matossian (02:24):

Does that mean that I just suck and I don’t climb them enough.

Josh Bridges (02:26):

<laugh> I think so. <laugh> or doesn’t rain where doesn’t rain where you live?

Sevan Matossian (02:32):

It doesn’t rain very much. Uh, 14 days a year.

Josh Bridges (02:35):

Gosh, that’s that’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (02:38):

I mean, it used to be like that for you too kind. Did you have any, when you live in San Diego, did you have any ropes outside?

Josh Bridges (02:42):

Yeah, I had rope outside all, all the time. I used ropes all the time.

Sevan Matossian (02:46):

And how often did you change it?

Josh Bridges (02:49):

Um, it would, it would, it would start to shred. Uh, well, what I started to notice was after rains and then I would climb it like the next day or, and then it would shred. Um, and, uh,

Sevan Matossian (03:02):

From the bottom or in the middle, like

Josh Bridges (03:04):

Kinda in the middle, like, like towards the bottom, like basically like right towards my head height and,

Sevan Matossian (03:09):

Um, that’s at the bottom.

Josh Bridges (03:10):

Yeah, <laugh> for sure. And then I would, it would get everywhere, get all over you, the, the, whatever it is, the yarn or whatever. Um, and so then I would, it would, what I started to do is take it off, uh, take it down if I knew rain was coming and then put it back up and it lasted a lot longer. But if it goes, if it went through rain and then would dry out and then it would shred.

Sevan Matossian (03:34):

How many times did you take your ropes down? Because of weather?

Josh Bridges (03:38):

Like, not very many, like five

Sevan Matossian (03:40):

<laugh> that got old fast.

Josh Bridges (03:43):

Right. It did know. Well, like, it, it didn’t rain very often in San Diego, but every once in a while I’d notice it and I’d be like, okay, I should probably take you down.

Sevan Matossian (03:52):

Would you, would you put a, put a ladder up?

Josh Bridges (03:55):

Yeah. You had to, it was 15 foot.

Sevan Matossian (03:57):

Yeah. And then, um, oh, I, and then, uh, and then would you step on the top? Um, on the top, you know, where it says don’t step?

Josh Bridges (04:06):

Uh, this ladder was, um, this was a big ladder. It, gosh, I think it was like a 13 foot ladder. So you did, I didn’t need to, like, it almost went to the top.

Sevan Matossian (04:18):

I have a big ladder. It must not be 13 feet. It’s probably like nine feet, but, um, I have to stand when I put the ropes up, I had to stand on the very top. Yeah. And the other day when I changed ’em I had to stand one away from the top it’s I’m not made for that. I don’t have the like, weird shit happens in between my ballsack and my anus. Like I start feeling like I never have any sensations down there and I get, you know what I mean? That

Josh Bridges (04:41):

Tell me more

Sevan Matossian (04:42):

<laugh> you know, when you used to jump outta planes, you know,

Josh Bridges (04:46):

You know that,

Sevan Matossian (04:46):

That, that spot, that lights up.

Josh Bridges (04:48):

Yeah. Tell me more. Mm.

Sevan Matossian (04:50):

Anyway, I’m stoked. I out the new ropes, all my ropes Fri from the bottom, except one, one freight in the middle.

Josh Bridges (04:55):

Yeah. I it’s one thing I don’t have in Denver is a rope to climb and it’s really bumming me out because I love, I love rope climbs. It’s one of my favorite movements, um, to do in workouts. And I don’t have, I don’t have rings yet to do ring muscle ups.

Sevan Matossian (05:11):

Um, this would’ve been unacceptable. You’re you’re, you’re not, you’re not getting soft. You’re transitioning.

Josh Bridges (05:18):

Yeah, exactly.

Sevan Matossian (05:18):

You’re transitioning. You’re like a guy. You don’t need a bottle of wine sitting around your house anymore either.

Josh Bridges (05:24):

Like, Nope, sure. Don’t

Sevan Matossian (05:25):

You’re free. You’ve liberated from addiction to rings wine and, um, ropes.

Josh Bridges (05:31):

Yeah, crazy. Now the house doesn’t go without mezcal, but you know, that’s neither here nor there.

Sevan Matossian (05:38):

Uh, is it, that’s a trip that you don’t have rings in a rope. Right?

Josh Bridges (05:41):

I know it is. It’s weird. And it’s almost been a year.

Sevan Matossian (05:45):

If, if you go somewhere, you just get in the obligatory and, and you see them, you get in the obligatory climbs. Oh, for

Josh Bridges (05:50):


Sevan Matossian (05:51):

Uh, don’t talk to me. I’m gonna use your rope.

Josh Bridges (05:53):

Yeah. I, your rings and your ropes. So that that’s. Yeah, but this is that, that, that doesn’t even happen very often. I’m trying to think of the last time I did one,

Sevan Matossian (06:03):

Uh, right after this. Are you gonna figure out how to put a, why can’t you just, uh, you you’re, you’re pretty tight with bill and Katie. Can’t you get like, just a, uh, uh, steel, two steel, uh, don’t know what they’re called upright. Yeah. Beams with the crossover and just hang a fucking rope from it and, and make that look nice in your front yard, in your, in your fucking Bo bougie fucking Colorado, uh, hood.

Josh Bridges (06:26):

<laugh>. I was, I put a rig outside recently and, um, oh,

Sevan Matossian (06:31):

This is good. I like this already.

Josh Bridges (06:32):

I was, I was nervous to see if, uh, you know, HOA was gonna swing by because I got, I got hit up pretty quick. When I first moved in with,

Sevan Matossian (06:41):

Is there a picture of that rig on your Instagram

Josh Bridges (06:44):

Of my outside one?

Sevan Matossian (06:45):


Josh Bridges (06:46):

No, I don’t think so. Oh, maybe? Yeah. Yeah. Yes, sir. Jesus

Sevan Matossian (06:50):

Christ, dude. Sorry for using the Lord’s name in vain, but your neighborhood’s nuts. Look at this. Shot out your driveway.

Josh Bridges (06:58):

That’s yeah, that’s like towards my house.

Sevan Matossian (07:01):

So is that the rig?

Josh Bridges (07:03):

That’s the, yeah, that’s the rig I put out and I was a little there.

Sevan Matossian (07:07):

Okay. Are those condos across the street? Those are, those are individual family homes. Life is good.

Josh Bridges (07:15):

Yeah. That’s a big house over there. Um,

Sevan Matossian (07:17):

It looks like a movie set, like for some Christmas movie.

Josh Bridges (07:20):

<laugh> Christmas movie. Yeah. I’m calling Calkins, been walking around the neighborhood lost. Um,

Sevan Matossian (07:27):

You’re worried about putting, sorry, I gotta keep hammering you a little bit here. You’re worried about putting that rig on your driveway. It’s fucking 200 feet from fucking the street, your driveway, right?

Josh Bridges (07:36):

Exactly. You need

Sevan Matossian (07:36):

Fucking, if you, if you get to your house with an empty tank of gas, you’re not making it back out to end of your driveway.

Josh Bridges (07:42):

<laugh> I know, man. It’s nice. Um, but I know I was just nervous that someone would say something about that rig out there because HOA here is, I mean, I’d never had a deal with HOA before my, my house in San Diego was built like 1940 there, eight, no HOAs. Um, and the first, like early on, right

Sevan Matossian (08:02):

When I first and you were in a ghetto military neighborhood.

Josh Bridges (08:05):

Mm, not really.

Sevan Matossian (08:06):

You know what I mean? By ghetto military hood, like the, she, the streets were like, it wasn’t a nice asphalt and

Josh Bridges (08:13):

No. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (08:13):

I mean, the homes were

Josh Bridges (08:15):

There. There’s old, there’s old houses. Um, and, but anyways, the story of like, I got nervous because like real early on, I mean, I got an email saying, Hey, we can see your trash cans from the street. And I’m like, I live in a cul-de-sac what? Like, there is a street behind my house where that’s the one thing in Denver. Sorry, I’m changing subject.

Sevan Matossian (08:37):

No. Where were your trash cans? I just paused it here. Where were they?

Josh Bridges (08:40):

So you can’t see it here? They’re to the right? Um, to, to my right. Uh, I have

Sevan Matossian (08:46):

This next year, new Tesla

Josh Bridges (08:48):

<laugh> and so there’s a garage. The garage is detached from the home and there’s like this little walkway in between there. And, uh, my trash cans were right there. Cause there’s nowhere else to put ’em. Um, and so I, uh, I was like, I don’t even know what, what street you’re talking about. Cause if the, like in my head, if someone could see the trashcans from behind my house, I would care. Like that’s the main road. It’s a main road right behind my house. And, um, and so I guess like someone must have been walking around in the cul-de-sac and could see my trash cans, like down towards the end of the driveway there. And I was like, I was so pissed. I literally just replied back, like, thanks. Like, you know, like I don’t give a fuck if you could see my trash cans, but I guess it’s in our, uh, the HOAs that you are not allowed to have your trash cans in a place where they can be seen from the street. So I had to take my grill and put the grill in front of the house.

Sevan Matossian (09:45):

Oh, to block the trash cans.

Josh Bridges (09:47):

Yeah. Put the grill in front of the trash can. Sorry. I had to block them.

Sevan Matossian (09:49):

Oh, that’s hilarious. And they probably didn’t want that either, but you just fucked. You fucked them up.

Josh Bridges (09:54):

I was like, fuck it. I don’t care. Like, whatever is so stupid. It’s so dumb.

Sevan Matossian (09:57):

What if you had to put a pile dead bodies in front of it? <laugh> ah, here. How about this? Is

Josh Bridges (10:01):

This, is this better? Is this, is this what you’d like? Um, it’s just ridiculous that you pay people money to tell you what you can and can’t do with your own house.

Sevan Matossian (10:10):

I agree.

Josh Bridges (10:11):

It’s insane. Do you have any choice?

Sevan Matossian (10:14):

Pardon me?

Josh Bridges (10:15):

Do you have any HOAs?

Sevan Matossian (10:16):


Josh Bridges (10:17):

Okay. Cause you own like a few, you own multiple homes. So don’t talk about my house. Like you own like multiple homes.

Sevan Matossian (10:22):

I have this issue right

Josh Bridges (10:24):

Now that for poor guy,

Sevan Matossian (10:25):

I have this issue right now that I’ve been dealing with for a year mm-hmm <affirmative> and I deal with it every day in my head and I don’t, and I do not know what to do with it, which is weird because I’m so smart. And so wise, that

Josh Bridges (10:36):

Is true. Let me hear it though. I want to hear the conundrum that is Sivan

Sevan Matossian (10:41):

Out. I’m in, I’m in a detached office from my house and that’s where my podcast room is just where all my shit is.

Josh Bridges (10:46):

Oh, look at you. You got your own podcast room

Sevan Matossian (10:49):

And out this door and to the right is what I think is my neighbor’s. Well, I don’t know what it is, but there’s something on the other side of the fence. And he lives on an acre and I live on a half acre and we’re the two smallest properties in the neighborhood and right outside, right to the right of this door, I think is his well, and I it’s always running. So like this in the middle of the night, my dog had to take a piss and I went out there and I’m just fucking naked at four 30 standing in my backyard. And I just want, and I just want to hear the Redwood trees and the wind and the owls and shit. But I hear fucking the grinding of metal, which is his, well, you know, like some pump and it’s 20 of the 24 hours a day. Mm-hmm

Josh Bridges (11:30):


Sevan Matossian (11:31):

And we’re out here in the fucking country.

Josh Bridges (11:33):


Sevan Matossian (11:35):

And, and I, and, and I really like him and I just don’t know what to, I, I don’t know how to approach it. I, I think like, as I recall, I think two years ago I said something to him.

Josh Bridges (11:45):

How do you, like, I mean, like, how do you stop that?

Sevan Matossian (11:48):

I would J he’s cool. I just wanna at least say something to him so I can get it off my brain. If he says, fuck you, I’m not, fuck you deal with it. Then I, I would be fine with that. But the fact that I always hear, like, you know, then at least I would be off of my, that. I tried to do something, you know? Yeah. But he’s the kind of guy where it’s raining in my house and I see leak in my house or something. And he comes or I’m like, Hey dude, my heater stop working. He’s like, no problem. I got a friend like, he’ll come over and fix it. I mean, he’s the ultimate neighbor. So you don’t, there’s someone parked in front of your house for two days. I know you’re outta town. You want me to check on it? Yeah, please. You know, he’s cool.

Josh Bridges (12:19):

<laugh> um, yeah. I, so you don’t really wanna mess with this guy. I mean, doesn’t

Sevan Matossian (12:24):

Sound, I don’t wanna fuck up the relationship.

Josh Bridges (12:26):

Yeah. Don’t fuck it up, man.

Sevan Matossian (12:28):

But dude, it’s loud. You would not tolerate it. What

Josh Bridges (12:31):

I was gonna say, don’t deal, deal with the well

Sevan Matossian (12:32):

Deal with when I’m, when I’m, when I’m getting frisky with Hailey. I can’t hear heavy breathing cause I hear the well grinding.

Josh Bridges (12:38):

So that doesn’t happen very often.

Sevan Matossian (12:40):

<laugh> just deal with that on her, on my birthday when that

Josh Bridges (12:43):

Happened. <laugh> uh,

Sevan Matossian (12:47):

Ah, someone’s never been dating naked, correct? That is correct.

Josh Bridges (12:51):

I just read that comment and laughed. Would’ve was chuckling at <laugh>.

Sevan Matossian (12:55):

There is a, um, I

Josh Bridges (12:57):

Got two. I have a hard time. I, the comments like pull my eyes and divert me

Sevan Matossian (13:02):

That’s cuz you’re out of practice.

Josh Bridges (13:04):

I know it’s been a while. I didn’t think we were friends anymore. I, I, you know, I pulled up a podcast the other day and you’re talking about like two different coffees and neither of them were good dudes. So I was like, oh, we aren’t friends anymore.

Sevan Matossian (13:16):

But look what I did. I put the Payam shirt on. I only wear CEO shirts, but I put this on today for you.

Josh Bridges (13:22):

New, new Payam shirt coming. No big deal.

Sevan Matossian (13:24):

Yeah. That’s nice actually. Uh, you know, what’s a pain about this shirt is every time I wear it out, someone stops me and goes what’s that mean?

Josh Bridges (13:32):

<laugh> I know

Sevan Matossian (13:33):

Every fucking time.

Josh Bridges (13:35):

Right? You should say, you say, uh, do you talk about like men men’s be like, actually like pay like payment. Oh, well I like that one. Don’t weaken,

Sevan Matossian (13:46):

Uh, row coffee cup. I just tell ’em what it is. I said it, it means, you know, pay him and they’re like, no, I don’t know. And it’s so weird because it’s like, it’s so obvious to me, I guess, cuz of the cult I’m in. Yeah. But I’m like, you know, Josh bridges pay him. They’re like who? Cause it’s like some fat parent at my kid’s tennis. Right? He’s like, like I can see them breathing their whole body when

Josh Bridges (14:05):

They breathe.

Sevan Matossian (14:06):

<laugh> it’s like, and I’m like, it means you have to work out. Like no matter what you have to work out, you have to pay the man, the guy they’re like, who’s the guy I’m like, it’s just the guy.

Josh Bridges (14:15):

You you’re the guy.

Sevan Matossian (14:16):

Oh am I the guy? Okay. Yeah. BA am.

Josh Bridges (14:19):

Yeah. You’re you said Josh bridges and that’s what throws everyone. You gotta say Jeff Bridges.

Sevan Matossian (14:24):

Oh, okay. I, I should

Josh Bridges (14:26):

You’re right. They’ll know. They’ll know. Then I’ve even know I’ve told you that. Right? That I get Jeff out in public more than anything. Like it’s like, Hey, you’re that guy? Josh. Jeff Bridges. And I’m like, I’m not the dude, man.

Sevan Matossian (14:39):

That’s but that’s actually kind of cool. Right? Yeah.

Josh Bridges (14:42):

<laugh> I get it all the time.

Sevan Matossian (14:45):


Josh Bridges (14:45):

I’ll get it on my Instagram too. I’ll get DMS. They’ll say, Hey Jeff. I’m like you’re on my Instagram page.

Sevan Matossian (14:52):

<laugh> yeah. And do you want me to answer a question about whether you should do sit ups or leg lifts? Go fuck yourself.

Josh Bridges (14:57):


Sevan Matossian (14:58):

His name’s John. And you call him Jane. Sorry, Jane. I don’t have an answer

Josh Bridges (15:02):

For you. Sorry, Tom.

Sevan Matossian (15:05):

Um, I, I, I, we spoke the other day and I was trying to get you to get on TRT.

Josh Bridges (15:11):

<laugh> that’s right. You were,

Sevan Matossian (15:12):

I was trying, I was trying to, I was trying to pedal, um,

Josh Bridges (15:15):

You were, you pedaling your, uh, one of your sponsors,

Sevan Matossian (15:18):

Uh, hor hormones to

Josh Bridges (15:20):

You. I’m still on the, I’m still on the drug testing protocol, man. I never, you never know when I’m gonna make a comeback.

Sevan Matossian (15:25):

Well, it’s funny you say that. Um, I was listening to your, you went on a podcast called tickle time that for sure lowered your T count,

Josh Bridges (15:35):

Tickle time. Yes. Oh I that’s right. I’m like, yes. <laugh> I didn’t even know it was called that,

Sevan Matossian (15:40):

That for sure. Lowered your, uh, I

Josh Bridges (15:43):

Forgot. I forgot I was on there.

Sevan Matossian (15:44):

Your, your tea count, but Josh, Hey,

Josh Bridges (15:46):

I liked Josh. He’s a good dude.

Sevan Matossian (15:47):

This is a, uh, I don’t know him, but he seems like a good dude. Yeah. He seems like a great, how do you know him?

Josh Bridges (15:53):

He just reached out to me. I, I don’t know him at all. I’ve never met him in, uh, in person just through Instagram

Sevan Matossian (15:58):

And then just doing the podcast. You ended up liking him.

Josh Bridges (16:00):


Sevan Matossian (16:02):

Um, this can I, I’m gonna play this.

Josh Bridges (16:04):


Sevan Matossian (16:04):

Go ahead. Yeah, this is, this is, this is cool. Did he cut this and give this to you? Mm-hmm <affirmative> yeah, this is, this is, uh, I was, uh, I like this for a minute. And then, and then it went straight to jealousy and envy, but

Josh Bridges (16:17):

I could see that. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (16:19):

Okay. Listen to this.

Josh Bridges (16:20):

It doesn’t serve it. Doesn’t serve the purpose that

Speaker 3 (16:22):

I’m I’m intending.

Josh Bridges (16:23):

You guys hear this? My body for now. I still don’t. I don’t want to be weak. You can hear it or outta

Speaker 3 (16:29):

Shape. Yeah. Um, or overweight or unhealthy, you know? So I will train to like be healthy and you know, but that’s just where I’m at. But like if an athlete came to me and they were my age and they said, Hey, I wanna go compete and go compete and go burn to the ground, man. You know? Like, like I’m not, I’m not, uh, you know, someone, I think I pulled the quote up yesterday. Like if people tell you you need moderation or balance in your life, they’re not your friend a balance like seriously. Like you don’t, you don’t be great from balance. I’ll say that like, you have to be so unbalanced. It’s fucking crazy that you lose friends.

Sevan Matossian (17:06):

That’s the line. Cause my wife that’s the line. You have to be so unbalanced. You lose friends.

Josh Bridges (17:13):

Yeah. I believe it.

Sevan Matossian (17:15):

Um, I got soon as you said that I got so many examples. Um, tell me, did you always know that? When did you learn that? Um,

Josh Bridges (17:25):

It was, uh, it was probably after I, or when I, when I started to train for going into the military, you know, that was when I realized like, Hey, I can’t be balanced. I can’t, I can’t like, oh, I need to spend time with my friends. I need to go hang out with them and go to bars and shit. I, you know, like it was like, no, this is everything. This is all I want. And to get to, to obtain my goal, I need to be one, a hundred percent in on it. And I can’t think, oh, I have to, I need to, I need time to hang out with my buddies or, or whatever, you know, whatever it is in your life. It was like, this is it. This is all I care about. And if people don’t want to help me get to my goal at that time in my life, it was just, it was all, it was very selfish. And then I didn’t see him <laugh> I was like, Hey, if you don’t wanna come work out with me and get me better for my goal right now, then cool. I won’t, I won’t, we won’t be hanging out.

Sevan Matossian (18:21):

And then the insecurities creeping. Right? So like, I don’t talk to you for like three months. Mm-hmm <affirmative> and I, and I feel a little narrative pop up in my head that maybe there’s a problem between us. It’s like, it’s, it’s completely FA oh shit. <laugh> it’s com it’s completely fabricated. And then, and then maybe I talk to you and I’m a little more sensitive about like the text we exchange and then it kind of goes away. And then, but then it’ll creep in again. And it’s because we’re both being we’re, we’re both, um, doing what we wanna do. And if your friends aren’t confident enough to, uh, get in where they fit in, then that’s their problem. And at some point you have to, if you are gonna be great, you have to like get to that spot.

Josh Bridges (18:59):

It’s true, man. It’s true. If you wanna be great at anything, you have to be unbalanced. You have to be so laser focused on whatever it is, your goal is that you’re attacking it at every angle, attacking it with reckless abandon. I like to say,

Sevan Matossian (19:13):

And, and not, and not worry about, um, this is, this is the perfect example. Um, the guy, the guy, who’s the producer of this podcast. Uh, Matt Suza. He, he got married yesterday.

Josh Bridges (19:26):

Oh, nice.

Sevan Matossian (19:27):

I didn’t go to his wedding

Josh Bridges (19:28):

Way to Gopel.

Sevan Matossian (19:29):

I went, I did, I had a podcast last night.

Josh Bridges (19:32):

Nice. Who was it with? Probably wasn’t worth it.

Sevan Matossian (19:34):

It was <laugh> asshole. It was was Jr. And Taylor self. And, and it was talking about the, the programming at the Madrid. It doesn’t even matter. It’s what, it’s what I wanted to do. It’s what it’s what needed to do. I’m singularly focused on this podcast. Succeeding. Yeah. Has nothing to do with him. If he thinks I’m an asshole for it or something like that, which he doesn’t that’s. And, but he will have friends who tell him that I’m an asshole for not going. Oh, for sure. Oh, he doesn’t care that wasn’t cool. Couldn’t he have taken a day off? No, I cannot. Yeah.

Josh Bridges (20:04):

You’re focused, man. I love it.

Sevan Matossian (20:06):

Yeah. Did J did Josh? Um, I mean, now, now he’s 43, so he doesn’t need rings and rope, but would he have ever accepted living somewhere without rings and

Josh Bridges (20:14):


Sevan Matossian (20:15):


Josh Bridges (20:15):

You are? No, I’m not 40 yet. Pal. Don’t put, don’t pigeonhole me into that master’s category. Um, um,

Sevan Matossian (20:21):

You would’ve never, you would’ve never, you, would’ve never given up a workout a day of training to go to a wedding. Uh, when you were training for the games, right?

Josh Bridges (20:29):

No, I missed lots of weddings. I miss, I missed lots of, uh, events. I missed lots of birthdays. I missed lots of, uh,

Sevan Matossian (20:39):

And when you say missed, like, fuck you, you missed out having Josh there. Yeah. Like I, and that’s another thing I didn’t, I’m not sacrificing shit. Don’t think I’m like, I’m sacrifice. I had to sacrifice my time to go to my friend. Now I’m not sacrificing. I choose this. I don’t sacrifice for nobody.

Josh Bridges (20:53):

No that’s that was, I’ve said that exact same thing. Like it’s it was never a sacrifice. Nothing I did was ever a sacrifice. So it was where I wanted to be.

Sevan Matossian (20:59):


Josh Bridges (21:00):

That was a hundred percent. Like, there was nothing about that was I never considered any part of my training, any part of my life, any, anything that I chose was a sacrifice because that’s where I want it to be in the moment that you think that you’re sacrificing something. That’s when you’re like, you’re, you’re missing out, you know, you’re missing the boat. You’re missing the, the enjoyment because people think it’s always the end goal. Right. It’s always that final destination that you’re, you’re looking for. But it’s the, uh, it’s the journey. That is the, that’s the good stuff, man. And when you’re like thinking that

Sevan Matossian (21:33):

That’s the only stuff that the imaginary yeah.

Josh Bridges (21:36):

It’s like just what your, your, your hope or your, your goal or your dream or whatever. But like, if you’re not enjoying what you’re doing, man, you’re never gonna be great at it. Anyways.

Sevan Matossian (21:46):

I can’t wait till I work out a hundred times in a row. So that I’m skinny. Well,

Josh Bridges (21:51):

Yeah, right.

Sevan Matossian (21:52):

Yeah. You’re, you’re not gonna get there and there’s gonna be some sort of fucking happiness waiting for you

Josh Bridges (21:56):

Or you’re. Yeah. You’re gonna feel like you missed something and you should have been doing something else where man, people ask me about like my training. Like how, how did you just go into the gym every day and work out so hard? I fucking loved it. That’s why, that’s where I fucking wanted to be. Right. I wanted to do B. I wanted to be there. I loved it. I loved every fucking day.

Sevan Matossian (22:17):

When, when I was a kid, there was this term, um, uh, I need to go on a diet to lose weight. Right. And then I, I don’t know where it changed. I’m sure it was probably in my thirties when I was around CrossFit. But you realize how stupid that is because your diet, isn’t something you do. Your diet is like, just part of your life. Like you’re on, we’re all on a diet. You have a rabbit, he’s on a diet. You have your dog. He’s on a diet diet is just the food you

Josh Bridges (22:40):

Eat. Yeah. It’s yeah. It’s your, yeah, exactly. It’s your, your nutrition. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (22:43):

It’s what, it’s your fuel. And it’s crazy to think that anyone ever thought otherwise, I, I still does. Do you think that like half of America still thinks like you need to go, go on a diet to lose weight? Or do you think everyone now knows that like, Hey, your diet is just your lifetime journey of fueling the body.

Josh Bridges (23:02):

No, I think that

Sevan Matossian (23:03):

They’re still stuck on the old ship. I,

Josh Bridges (23:05):

I bet there’s more than half that still think that you have to go on a diet to lose weight. I bet it’s more than half.

Sevan Matossian (23:13):

I mean, it’s such common sense, right? Because then you get off the diet and the weight comes back.

Josh Bridges (23:17):


Sevan Matossian (23:17):

The diet

Josh Bridges (23:18):

It’s, it’s just exa it’s how you choose to eat. That’s your diet. Yeah. That’s all. It’s, you know, it’s, I’ve been doing pretty good on the carnivore. You

Sevan Matossian (23:28):

Have, you’re still on it.

Josh Bridges (23:29):

I’ve been doing it for gosh. It’s like December.

Sevan Matossian (23:33):

How, um, and, and did you give up the perfect bars?

Josh Bridges (23:36):

Yeah. Fart bars. You mean those little things?

Sevan Matossian (23:40):

<laugh> I wasn’t sure if I was gonna bring that up. Yeah. And, and it’s gone and the FARs gone

Josh Bridges (23:44):

It’s helped. It’s helped a lot. Like it’s not a hundred percent

Sevan Matossian (23:47):

<laugh> yeah.

Josh Bridges (23:49):

It’s helped a lot. Um, yeah, man. How about,

Sevan Matossian (23:53):

How about when I had Paul on? And he said, yeah, people eat plants and they fart. And I go, what’s wrong with faring? Like I like faring. Yeah.

Josh Bridges (24:00):


Sevan Matossian (24:01):

Like far.

Josh Bridges (24:02):

Oh yeah. What’s what’s wrong with the fire man. It’s what guys do we joke about that shit? Um, no man. It’s, it’s been cool. I’ve been really digging it. Um, you know, I do, I do basically the same as ha as Paul does, where I eat red meat, fruit and or fruit. And, uh, honey raw honey.

Sevan Matossian (24:20):

Wait, say, say, say it again. I was texting a, a friend higher in the hierarchy than used no

Josh Bridges (24:25):

Big, no big hates. I understand. I understand my placement now,

Sevan Matossian (24:27):

Honey, honey meat

Josh Bridges (24:29):

And fruit.

Sevan Matossian (24:30):

Fruit. Yeah. Uh, any, are you doing any raw meat?

Josh Bridges (24:34):

Uh, liver frozen. I do the frozen liver. Raw.

Sevan Matossian (24:38):

Is there a brand? You do?

Josh Bridges (24:39):

No, I killed a bison. So I have like how big a Bisons liver is.

Sevan Matossian (24:45):

I’m just, I’m going to look.

Josh Bridges (24:46):

It’s about the size of this freaking flag behind my head.

Sevan Matossian (24:49):

How large is a bison? Build a bison.

Josh Bridges (24:53):

Yeah. I got to go up and kill bison. Montana. I got 400 pounds of meat, baby.

Sevan Matossian (24:57):

Wow. It was just wild. Just cruising around.

Josh Bridges (25:00):

No, it wasn’t a wild bison. It was, uh, like I, a guy I met, I met a guy who, um, he runs a bison ranch and then he sets up hunts. So he brings one over and kind of sets it out into like an 80 acre thing. And then you hunt it.

Sevan Matossian (25:16):

Oh, okay. That’s cool. Yeah. Uh, it says it. Um, is it okay to eat bison liver? You’ll hardly know you’re eating liver. If it’s grass fed. Is it good liver?

Josh Bridges (25:28):

Uh, I don’t like the taste of liver no matter what. So I don’t know. I that’s why I like it. I like it frozen, chopped up. I don’t even taste it.

Sevan Matossian (25:37):

What does, uh, liver taste like? Taste like, uh, iron God. Liver’s disgusting.

Josh Bridges (25:44):

Yeah. Liver’s not good, man. Try it frozen. And you, you set it out of the, you know, get it out of the freezer and then, um, chop like kind of let it thought slightly. Not a lot. Just a little bit. And then you slice it up and then you it’s almost taste like ice, like a little bit of bloody ice chips kind of thing. I don’t know. Not,

Sevan Matossian (26:05):

I, I, I tried to order the liver chips. I couldn’t eat those either.

Josh Bridges (26:09):

No. Yeah. That’s been the, um, the best case scenario for me is the frozen, like, it’s just is not good.

Sevan Matossian (26:19):

Oh, it’s a 20 pound. The liver weighs 20 pounds, dude.

Josh Bridges (26:23):

It’s huge, man. Yeah. When he pulled that thing out, I was like, I had to slice it up and put it into baggies in my fridge.

Sevan Matossian (26:31):

Hey dude, the skin on a bison weighs as much as me. 150 pounds.

Josh Bridges (26:35):

Yeah. I could see that.

Sevan Matossian (26:38):

It’s not called skin. It’s called to hide. Sorry. I apologize to

Josh Bridges (26:41):

Hide a hide bro. Come on.

Sevan Matossian (26:43):

Six pound heart. Eight pound tongue.

Josh Bridges (26:46):

Yeah, the heart was huge. I put a picture on my Instagram about the heart. I got that too. And I got, did you eat it? I’m I’ve been eating it. Yeah. I just slice off a couple. I slice off a couple like maybe couple ounces.

Sevan Matossian (26:59):

Hey, um, are, are you still chatting with Brian Johnson?

Josh Bridges (27:04):

Uh, never. Not really. No, not really. Oh yeah.

Sevan Matossian (27:06):

He’s murdering it.

Josh Bridges (27:08):

He’s crushed him, man.

Sevan Matossian (27:09):

He he’s it’s it’s like, um, it’s nuts. Hey, all I I’m scrolling through your Instagram and I never get to see more than the front tire of your Tesla. Is that yours or your ladies?

Josh Bridges (27:21):

Uh, yeah. It’s it’s it was for her it’s hers.

Sevan Matossian (27:24):

You don’t really have his or her car. You just drive whatever you want.

Josh Bridges (27:27):

Yeah, exactly.

Sevan Matossian (27:29):

I know. That’s the way it is for me. I mean, my wife always ends up in the 4runner and I end up in the van mm-hmm <affirmative> but I still don’t think of him as like my car

Josh Bridges (27:36):

Or her car. No. Yeah. I’d rather the Tesla more than anything right now. I think it’s awesome. It is. I love it. I never thought I never thought I’d be an electric car guy and that thing’s like driving a rocket ship. It’s so fun.

Sevan Matossian (27:51):

Maybe this is just old man. Shit, but I don’t like getting into low cars.

Josh Bridges (27:55):

It is it. It’s definitely, that’s taking an adjustment for sure. I,

Sevan Matossian (27:59):

My body doesn’t like it. It’s like, I prep for it. Like, you know, when I get outta bed in the morning, I have to prep. Mm-hmm <affirmative> I have to be like, okay, this, get the body working. It’s like that. When I get into a Tesla, it’s like, fuck. It’s like laying down.

Josh Bridges (28:11):

It is it’s I hit my, I always knock my hat off, like getting into the car, pisses off.

Sevan Matossian (28:16):

<laugh> pisses

Josh Bridges (28:17):

Me off every time.

Sevan Matossian (28:21):

Are you, uh, uh, are you gonna do the TRT? Should we, should we talk about that?

Josh Bridges (28:25):

We can talk about no, no idiot new.

Sevan Matossian (28:32):

Uh, has, has anyone else ever approached you about that?

Josh Bridges (28:36):


Sevan Matossian (28:37):

Did you see, uh, did you, do you know about this Andrew Hiller guy who accused, uh, Tia of doing steroids?

Josh Bridges (28:43):

No. Or I know who he, I, I mean, I know who he is. I know, I know who your, your little bat boyfriend is

Sevan Matossian (28:48):

He, eh, <laugh> I sent, uh, I sent Josh a text, uh, during the games. Me asking. Yeah. You asking him if he wanted to come on the show

Josh Bridges (29:02):

<laugh> and uh, yeah, you haven’t brought that up yet. Uh, I figure, I figured you might have talked about it already.

Sevan Matossian (29:08):

He, he said, oh, your ratings are slumping bat. Boy’s not doing it for you. Huh? Something like that.

Josh Bridges (29:14):

<laugh> that’s right. I got, you know, I mean, I got replaced it’s okay.

Sevan Matossian (29:21):

You definitely did not get, uh,

Josh Bridges (29:24):

Reported, you know, what’s so funny about that guy. I told you the story, right. How I was watching, I was watching one of the documentaries and it, it scanned to, did people know who he is? Cause I don’t know. I’d never, I had no idea who he was.

Sevan Matossian (29:36):

No, I, I mean, he, he, I think he, uh, I think Andrew got like 48 in a worldwide one year or 50th, somewhere in there, pretty high, but I had never heard of him until he made a video, a about steroids and CrossFit. Like that was his first video. And all of these people were telling me, Hey, you should go watch it. And I never went and watched it because I just, I didn’t like that. I don’t like that talk. Mm-hmm <affirmative> maybe like, you know, I don’t like that.

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