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Feb 21, 2020

Progressive overload is a fundamental fitness principle. To build strength and mass, you need to gradually increase the intensity, frequency, or volume of your routine. The same principle applies when facing adversity and going through hard times. 

In this episode, we are joined by William Elliott and Killian Hamilton. William talks about dealing with a genetic cardiovascular disease since childhood, powerlifting, and finding fulfillment in helping other people. His perspective on adversity and resilience enables him to live life and do the things he enjoys.

This episode offers an inspiring outlook on life’s struggles and helping others. If you wish to find strength amidst life’s adversities, make sure to tune in to RX'D Radio for the detailed discussion!


  • The works of Albert Camus
  • Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  • If This Is A Man by Primo Levi

What We Discussed In This Episode

  • The subjectiveness of pain and how you can build your tolerance
  • Muscle Bill’s battle with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Learning to put things in perspective and becoming resilient
  • Philanthropy: finding fulfillment in helping others
  • How to move forward
  • Determining and setting your goals
  • The benefits of a safe space and positive self-talk
  • Looking back and drawing on the rough times

About William Elliott

William “Muscle Bill” Elliott was born with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, a rare condition characterized by the inability to get rid of “bad cholesterol.” He had a triple bypass at the age of eight, and he has to make weekly visits to the hospital to have his blood filtered. His condition hasn’t stopped Muscle Bill from competing in powerlifting meets and finding a way to help people through his story.

Connect with Muscle Bill on  Instagram.

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