Lots of great conversation starters from listeners on this Friday: how important IS protein? Does it get too much hype? How tight is that post-workout window for optimal nutrient absorption? When should I be knocking those little logistical things off my pre-show checklist? When and how do we step in and help people out in the gym that clearly need some help? All that plus the latest raffle drawing AND...
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Today we’re talking about a couple of really good topics from listener questions – the difference between National Qualifying shows and those that aren’t (well ok, we get a LITTLE deeper than the obvious there) and also how to correctly set your energy expenditure (TDEE) in your macro tracking app to appropriate targets (hint: going off script for this one!)
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More Q&A today along with the results of the latest raffle at the end! Topics include: what’s better, cheat meals or refeeds? When supplementing intra-workout, what should go in there and what do you leave out? Separate from that, I give a down-to-earth nuts and bolts discussion on creatine. And finally, for aspiring trainers and coaches out there I recap my journey from frustrated engineering student to coaching and podcasting...
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We’re tackling everything in today’s Q&A session! I kick things off with a brief personal update including some personal and professional “resolutions” for the New Year, and then we dive in on a broad-ranging Q&A that will likely continue into Friday!
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Well, we made it! Triple digits, baby! In episode 100 I spent some time talking about what the next 100 will look like and how you can help. Also, a little leftover TV talk and some guidance for the New Year. Also: World Introvert Day? Sign me up!
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Allow me to slowly crawl out of my post-holiday stupor at my own pace! We’ll get back to more meaty topics soon enough but today I am strictly OFF topic and discussing the first thing that I know is on everyone’s mind: TV!
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And now, the continuation! In part 2 of the discussion on being your own contest prep coach I dive into – generally – some technical considerations for how to manage your own contest prep. There’s a LOT more to consider than what I go over in these 2 parts – if there’s enough demand I’ll do a part 3 as well which would tackle the mental and evaluation parts of...
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It’s always good to save a few bucks, right? HELL NO, says the coach – but yeah, I get it. Sometimes it’s just not an option, so in this episode I go over many of the logistical concerns of being your own coach. Stay tuned for Friday’s episode and in part 2 we’ll dig in on the technical side of things.
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All right I’m back! Miss me? Ok, I didn’t think so. Nonetheless I enjoyed my little mini-break and we’re diving back in today talking about GOMAD – do I have your attention yet? Listen for all the details, as well as a GOOD (if I do say so myself!) talk about positivity and its importance in bodybuilding.
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Aaaaaand the conclusion! Thanks to all who contributed, and stay tuned as we’ll likely do this again soon so if you missed your chance, you CAN BE REDEEMED!
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Time for a big-ass Q&A with some motivated people interested in winning the current raffle AND with something to contribute! Still time to enter, just call in and leave your question at 865-518-2974 before Monday, when I’ll be recording part 2!
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When checking in with clients this is something that comes up pretty much with every single check-in every time there’s a holiday, so it’s ALWAYS worth revisiting the ways in which we as bodybuilders can keep our sanity through the holidays!
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Happy Turkey Day and a hearty “good luck!” to all Black Friday shoppers (yuck – no thanks!) – today’s episode is mostly Q&A following a quick weekly recap and I also announce a new raffle that will be going on for the next week and how you can enter!
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We’re running the gamut here in episode 91 with a Q&A section and then just some rapid fire topics covering everything from allergies to stupid trainers!
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Well, my prep wrapped up yesterday so I thought it would be a fun exercise to look back and reflect on the whole and dig in to some details. Always a healthy exercise to do a little post-mortem and see what went well and what you can improve upon next time around!
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For episode 89, it just happens to be MY peak week so I thought it a good time to revisit what a proper peak week looks like and what IS normal/expected and what is just there to create useless suffering. And then we’ll talk about what’s next for me – but more importantly what’s next generally for anyone following a peak week and how you transition from a hardcore prep phase...
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Two fun topics for today – first up, what to make of doctors dishing out nutritional advice? And let’s keep it in the realm of nutrition after that and talk about digestive issues of all varieties and how you can go about troubleshooting them.
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Today, I talk about excuses. Some things are REASONS, and others are excuses. Last week I had some experience with both, so I share my story and go over how I struggled with it, how I failed, how I WILLFULLY elected to suck unnecessarily, and what we can do about it after the fact.
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Ever had a prep that didn’t turn out quite the way you had envisioned when you started? If your hand isn’t up, your a liar – there, I said it! Today I break down my top 10 reasons WHY so that we can strategize on how to prevent things from turning south. Also, it’s becoming ever popular to cite scientific studies and research on nutrition and training tactics – is...
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So much stuff is changing here at The Drop Set and with Five Starr Physique in general! Very excited and I run down all the latest developments, including my prep update for the week at 20 days out. Also, we talk about the importance of routine building and elements to consider as well as how to refine it over time. And finally, a few client horror stories! From the general...
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