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Should You Do Cardio or Weightlifting First? What 20 Studies Say

12/5/2018
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You’ve just stepped into the gym. Should you hit the weights or do your cardio first? Some people say that you should start with cardio because it’s a great whole-body warmup, and it’s easier and more enjoyable before an intense lifting session than after. Others say you should do your weightlifting first because you need all the energy you can muster for it if you want to gain muscle and strength as quickly as possible. Others still say it doesn’t really matter either way so you should...

Duration:00:18:27

What’s New and Exciting in November?

11/30/2018
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“What are you up to?” “When are the new books coming out?” “When are we going to get a new flavor of Whey+?” I get asked these kinds of questions a lot. While I usually prefer to keep my nose to the grindstone and unveil the finished product when it’s ready, I also want to keep all of you apprised of the goings-on at Muscle for Life and Legion Athletics. I’ve been working on several long-term projects that most people won’t get a chance to see or hear about until they launch. So, I want...

Duration:00:18:26

Motivation Monday: In Filth It Will Be Found

11/26/2018
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This episode is part of a weekly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.” (Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…) Seriously though, the idea here is simple: Every Monday morning, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I hope gets you fired up to tackle the workouts, work, and everything else that you have planned for the week ahead. As we all know, it’s one thing to know what you want to do, but it’s something else altogether to actually make...

Duration:00:22:12

3 "Everyday" Weightlifting Mistakes That Keep People Small, Weak, and Frustrated

11/23/2018
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There's a reason why the majority of people that work out regularly don't have much to show for it, and why so few people ever build truly impressive physiques. And, contrary to popular belief, it's not (the lack of) steroids--many drug users are just as flabby and weak as the next guy. The reason why so few people are able to build muscular, strong, lean, healthy bodies is they are doing too many things wrong in and outside of the gym. Training and eating right isn't particularly...

Duration:00:22:18

The Ultimate Fitness Plan for Women

11/21/2018
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If you’re like most women, you want a very specific type of body. You want to be lean but not too skinny (and most definitely not “skinny fat“). You want a toned upper body but don’t want to look like a “bulky” weightlifter. You want a flat, defined stomach. You want tight, shapely legs, and last but most definitely not least… You want that perfect, gravity-defying butt. Well, you–yes, lil’ ol’ you–can have all these things. Seriously. You don’t need top-shelf genetics or a lifetime...

Duration:00:35:38

How Luke “Recomped” on my Bigger Leaner Stronger Program

11/20/2018
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In this interview, I talk with Luke who’s 28 years old and recently completed my 90-day transformation coaching service. He shares his personal fitness journey, including what he was up to before finding me and my work and how it was going, how things started to change after implementing some of the advice in my books and articles, and how he recently used my coaching service to really accelerate his progress and get into the best shape of his life. The bigger picture looks like this: When...

Duration:00:56:52

Mark Rippetoe on the Absolute Easiest Way to Get Rid of Back Pain

11/16/2018
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You don’t have to read much of the pain literature to discover that it’s a fairly mysterious thing. Some people experience regular and excruciating pain for no apparent reason while others experience very little pain despite having severe structural damage. And this is especially true of back pain, which is can be a truly baffling phenomenon that seems to follow no discernable patterns or rules as far as prognosis and treatment go. That sucks too because the fact is most everyone will...

Duration:00:54:59

Should You Try the Carnivore Diet? What 74 Studies Say

11/14/2018
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What if I told you that by eating nothing but meat and other animal products—no fruits, vegetables, or plant foods of any kind—you could . . . -Lose fat without counting calories -Bulletproof yourself against and even cure diabetes -Prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes -Increase your testosterone levels, build more muscle, and improve your athletic performance . . . BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! You may also be able to resolve digestive problems like bloating, gas, and constipation and...

Duration:00:56:41

Book Club: My Top 5 Takeaways from Good to Great by Jim Collins

11/12/2018
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Simply put, if you’re in business either for yourself or working for someone else and want to become a better entrepreneur, businessperson, worker, boss, or even, I would argue, a better person, you want you read this book. In short, it provides a compelling and comprehensive answer to the question of why some companies excel and others don’t, and it’s the result of a tremendous amount of in-the-field research and scientific analysis, not a single author’s experiences or opinions. One of...

Duration:00:25:59

October Q&A: How Many Calories Should You Eat to Lose Fat? (And More!)

11/7/2018
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I’ve churned through over 100,000 emails, social media comments and messages, and blog comments in the last 6 years. As you can imagine, some questions pop up more often than others, and I thought it might be helpful to take a little time every month to choose a few and record and share my answers. So, in this round, I answer the following three questions: What’s the best weightlifting program for natural bodybuilding?Is cryotherapy a good way to boost post-workout recovery?How many...

Duration:00:18:01

Motivation Monday: What Got You Here (Probably) Won’t Get You There

11/5/2018
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This episode is part of a weekly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.” (Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…) Seriously though, the idea here is simple: Every Monday morning, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I hope gets you fired up to tackle the workouts, work, and everything else that you have planned for the week ahead. As we all know, it’s one thing to know what you want to do, but it’s something else altogether to actually make...

Duration:00:39:13

Dr. Mike Ruscio on How to Improve Your Gut Health (and Why)

11/2/2018
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Gut health has become something of a buzzword these days and, quite frankly, a bit of a red flag, like “detoxing” or “pH.” Whenever I hear someone talking about how to improve gut health, my Spidey sense starts to tingle because there’s a fair chance that shenanigans are afoot. That said, it’s not all quackery. Gut health is a very real thing and impacts your overall health and wellbeing in a number of different ways, and that’s what Dr. Mike Ruscio and I discuss in today’s...

Duration:00:52:38

How to Lose Fat Faster With Fasted Cardio (and Keep Your Muscle)

10/31/2018
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Doing cardio on an empty stomach doesn’t necessarily help you lose fat faster. Doing fasted cardio can help you lose fat–and “stubborn” fat in particular–faster, though. (And it works especially well when combined with several other fat loss strategies, which we’ll talk more about in this podcast.) This sword cuts both ways, though. Do your fasted cardio wrong and you won’t lose fat faster. You’ll just lose muscle instead, which is a good way to wind up skinny fat. We’re going to break...

Duration:01:06:52

Kurtis Frank on the Science of Controlling Your Appetite

10/24/2018
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In this episode, I interview my buddy Kurtis Frank, who’s the co-founder and former lead researcher and writer of Examine.com and the current Direct of Research for my supplement company Legion Athletics. This time around, Kurtis and I dive deep into the science and physiology of appetite, including the body’s primary levers for controlling it, how appetite is influenced by different types of foods and diets, easy ways to reduce your appetite while cutting and increase it while lean...

Duration:00:54:04

How to Use Double Progression to Get More From Your Workouts

10/22/2018
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When you first start lifting weights, getting stronger is simple. Show up, add weight to the bar, and hit your reps and sets, and go home. As you inch your way toward your natural muscular potential, however, progress slows. You’ll start missing or even losing reps, feeling burnt out and overtrained, adding little if any weight to your lifts for months. Where to go from here? There are a number of ways to keep progressing in your weightlifting workouts, but one of my favorite models is...

Duration:00:42:04

Charlie Engle on Lessons Learned Beating Addiction, Running the Sahara, Going to Prison, and More

10/19/2018
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Charlie Engle has had a lot of ups and downs in his life: - He ran 300 miles straight, without a break. - He ran across the Sahara desert. - He almost died from a cocaine binge. - He was a producer of a top-rated T.V. show. - He served 16 months in federal prison for a crime he didn’t commit. And as you can imagine, he also has a lot of hard-won lessons and wisdom to share that we can all benefit from, which is what this interview is all about. If nothing else, maybe by the end you’ll...

Duration:01:26:03

Motivation Monday: The Number-One Reason to Read (Is Not What You Think)

10/15/2018
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This episode is part of a weekly series that I have dubbed “Motivation Monday.” (Yes, I know, very creative of me. What can I say, I’m a genius…) Seriously though, the idea here is simple: Every Monday morning, I’m going to post a short and punchy episode that I hope gets you fired up to tackle the workouts, work, and everything else that you have planned for the week ahead. As we all know, it’s one thing to know what you want to do, but it’s something else altogether to actually make...

Duration:00:22:19

How Geoff Lost 79 Pounds & 25% Body Fat on my Bigger Leaner Stronger Program

10/12/2018
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In this episode I interview Geoff, who’s 34 years old and used my Bigger Leaner Stronger program to completely transform his physique. In this interview we talk about how he found his way to me and my work, including what he had tried previously, how things changed after he started implementing the advice in my books, articles, and podcasts. As with everything, nothing ever goes exactly as planned, and learning to adjust and adapt to conditions is an important part of the fitness game,...

Duration:00:38:30

How to Use Rest-Pause Training to Gain Muscle Faster

10/10/2018
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You’ve been training hard and eating right, and you’ve been making gains. Your stomach is tighter. You’re stronger than ever before. Your friends are starting to make meathead jokes. But progress has slowed. It’s getting harder and harder to add weight to the bar and your body isn’t changing like it once was. What to do? Well, if you turn to the magazines, you’ll probably conclude that you just have to eat more. “Eat big to get big” right? Sorta kinda maybe… Yes, a caloric surplus is...

Duration:00:31:52

Book Club: My Top 5 Takeaways from Principles by Ray Dalio

10/8/2018
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It’s rare for a billionaire legend to take his time to carefully outline his own personal “operating system” for achieving success and fulfillment in work and life, and that’s exactly what Ray Dalio has done with Principles. Inside, you’ll find many of his ideas and procedures for many aspects of his professional and personal life, ranging from his definition of meaningful work to his recipe for turning pain into pleasure, his prerequisites for deep relationships, his “fierce intolerance”...

Duration:00:17:27