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129: The Improvement Season - You just need to train hard

11/11/2019
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We're back with another episode. This time we're talking about the often quoted genetic potential and whether training "just hard" is enough Timestamps: 11:33 Building muscle mass 15:43 Genetic Potential 25:32 When did Steve & Pascal first step into the gym 30:42 Is "just train hard" the right advice 46:28 Ownership and responsibility Thanks, please comment, like and subscribe! COACHING: https://revivestronger.com/online-coaching/ WEBSITE: https://www.revivestronger.com FACEBOOK:...

Duration:00:58:07

180: Soreness & Metabolites with Mike Israetel & Alex Boivin

11/11/2019
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Mike and Alex have been on at episode 176 to discuss their ideas about the optimal progression scheme for hypertrophy. This time, we got them on again to talk about soreness and pumps. Timestamps: 00:57 Alex starts off with muscle damage and hypertrophy 03:58 Mike responds to Alex take on muscle damage 12:45 Alex gets back to what Mike said about muscle damage. 14:25 Mike criticises Alex's views on damage 17:58 Does muscle soreness always equate to muscle damage? 26:34 Inflammatory process...

Duration:01:00:34

128: The Improvement Season - When are you not natural anymore?

11/4/2019
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Once again we're back with talking primarily about the next competitive season, favourite pose to hit, if RDL's can improve hamstring mobility and when are you not natural anymore Timestamps: 19:08 Did you already plan out your next competitive season Steve Hall? 27:21 Favorite pose to hit? Why? Alternatively, if you were a hotdog would you eat yourself? 36:04 How do you get that grainy muscle look? 39:46 Deload and nutrition 42:13 When do you consider someone to not be natural any more?...

Duration:01:01:39

179: Jake Linardon - The Science behind Eating Disorders

11/4/2019
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Dr Jake Linardon is the Research Fellow and Psychology Lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. After completing a PhD in 2018, he has continued his research into eating disorders, with a primary focus on testing and evaluating a broad range of treatment approaches for eating disorders. His research has also been published in numerous scientific journals, and he is also one of the editorial board members for the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Today we identified...

Duration:00:59:49

127: The Improvement Season - Effective Reps and going to failure

10/28/2019
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We're back with another episode. This time we'll talk about reducing protein for increased carb intake during a cut, axial loading and effective reps. Timestamps: 19:19 TMG (betaine) for its osmolyte properties during a peak week to potentially enhance water stored in the muscle be a viable option for natural bodybuilders? 22:01 Reduce protein intake for carbohydrates during a cut? 25:11 specialisation blocks of training if you can’t work through landmarks for all muscles at once 27:14...

Duration:01:05:04

178: Scott Stevenson - Genetics: Non-Responder or Genetic Freak

10/28/2019
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Dr Scott Stevenson is back! This is part 2 of a 2 part video show with Scott. Part 1: https://youtu.be/wTzXz6SrpqM Scott has a PhD in Applied Exercise Physiology and has published peer-reviewed scientific literature. He is also a competitive bodybuilder with plenty of success, with four overall titles, including the 2009 NPC Mr. Arizona, and four top 5 national level showings. With over 30 years lifting experience and more than 2 decades of coaching Scott blends the science with anecdote to...

Duration:01:14:05

126: The Improvement Season - Accepting your genetics

10/21/2019
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This time, we're talking about strength blocks in a hypertrophy cycle, whether mobility is always better and the Joker...but not that much tbh. Timestamps: 23:58 Strength & Hypertrophy blocks 27:30 difference between just doing the workout or intentionally being focussed 31:41 Mobility and ROM for hypertrophy 37:28 Accepting genetics? 45:17 How much fruit in a gaining phase? 56:36 What is your approach for rest periods in unilateral exercises? Thanks, please comment, like and subscribe!...

Duration:01:08:44

177: Scott Stevenson - Core Principles of Bodybuilding

10/21/2019
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Dr Scott Stevenson is back! This is part 1 of a 2 part video show with Scott. Scott has a PhD in Applied Exercise Physiology and has published peer-reviewed scientific literature. He is also a competitive bodybuilder with plenty of success, with four overall titles, including the 2009 NPC Mr. Arizona, and four top 5 national level showings. With over 30 years lifting experience and more than 2 decades of coaching Scott blends the science with anecdote to get results. His philosophy is to...

Duration:01:18:08

125: The Improvement Season - The Strongest Avenger with Harry Smith

10/14/2019
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This time, we're joined by the strongest Avenger, the god of Thunder, Harry Smith. Harry is not only the protector of the nine realms but he decided to become the new coach on our team. Submit Questions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/revivestronger/ Due to Harry just having joined us, he still has some coaching spot available. Apply here: https://revivestronger.com/online-coaching/ Thanks, please comment, like and subscribe! COACHING: https://revivestronger.com/online-coaching/ WEBSITE:...

Duration:00:59:54

176: Volume Progression with Mike Israetel & Alex Boivin

10/14/2019
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We all know Mike by now. Alex has been on at episode 172 and had some interesting ideas about methodologies for hypertrophy. That's why we got both on to discuss their ideas about the optimal progression scheme for hypertrophy. Timestamps: 01:00 Alex kicks off with talking about his critics 4:20 Mike response to Alex's interpretation of Mike's approach 11:30 Alex's take on soreness, pump, difficulty of a session 13:40 Mike gets back with estimating MEV 16:09 Alex talks about his approach and...

Duration:01:01:01

124: The Improvement Season - Physiological Signs of a Deficit

10/7/2019
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This time, we're starting to answer the questions collected over in our facebook group. Talking about the muscular potential for older individuals as well as recovery modalities, furthermore, we talk about physiological signs of a deficit, pre-activation sets and much more. Submit Questions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/revivestronger/ Timestamps: 24:37 Getting into lifting after 35+ 29:25 Progress volume slowly? 33:16 Is decline pressing worth implementing? 34:33 Why am I so dryer in the...

Duration:01:05:21

175: Eric Helms - Athlete Development: How to continuously progress

10/7/2019
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Eric is finally back on the podcast after quite a successful competition season. In this episode, Eric reflects upon this competitive season and talks about his biggest takeaways. Timestamps: 00:10 Eric reflects on his post-show period 09:45 What is too low of calories? 15:30 Carb intake and differences in bodybuilding culture 22:50 Eric talks about Iron Culture podcast 27:09 How to progress from season to season. Misconceptions of post-show period recommendations and learning experiences...

Duration:01:05:58

123: The Improvement Season - Do you need to cycle stimulants?

9/30/2019
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This time, Steve and I are sick and we're actually finishing off all the questions! Timestamps: 22:53 Different Progression Methods for exercises? 26:36 Stimulant cycling? Thanks, please comment, like and subscribe! COACHING: https://revivestronger.com/online-coaching/ WEBSITE: https://www.revivestronger.com FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/revivestronger INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/revivestronger NEWSLETTER: https://bit.ly/2rRONG5 YOUTUBE:...

Duration:00:52:59

174: Brandon Roberts - Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy

9/30/2019
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Dr Brandon Roberts is a man of science who is also deeply involved in the field himself. With a PhD in Muscle Biology, a notorious fitness writer for well-established reviews/website, a coach for the Strength Guys and a competitive Natural Bodybuilder. This gives Brandon unique perspectives and the ability to have a full view of what’s going on in the lab vs. the gym. Today we talk about new discoveries within the muscle hypertrophy sphere, all wasn’t as clear as we once thought and close on...

Duration:00:52:15

122: The Improvement Season - Post Meal Crash

9/23/2019
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We're back with another episode talking about standing vs. sitting for calorie expenditure, EAA's & BCAA's, how to take care of callouses and the postprandial "crash" Intensity is Everything Seminar: https://revivestronger.com/product/intensity-is-everything/ Questions? https://goo.gl/forms/7649mOUMoVMkVC763 Podcast Feedback: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgWMGL_61uLQ5H5IyL6klsLABTnPdAFjTdeaCbmgx3JK67zw/viewform Timestamps: 17:56 During a contest prep/diet phase, is there any...

Duration:01:02:43

173: Mike Israetel - Maximum Muscular Potential

9/23/2019
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Back with another Q&A with Dr. Mike Israetel. This time he's at the Olympia and records in a gym, so sorry for the audio. Still, super valuable stuff about stimulus/fatigue ratio, thermic effect of food, max muscle potential and much more! Timestamps: 01:06 Anything new in regards to effective reps since last time? Especially after Greg's article 16:11 Why ever train with a different RIR than 2 if it's the best stimulus/fatigue ratio 23:03 Examples of research doesn't support the outcome but...

Duration:01:01:39

121: The Improvement Season - Fats: How low can you go?

9/16/2019
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We're back with another episode talking about rep ranges, doing lots of volume, shrugs and how low you can go on fats. Intensity is Everything Seminar: https://revivestronger.com/product/intensity-is-everything/ Questions? https://goo.gl/forms/7649mOUMoVMkVC763 Podcast Feedback: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgWMGL_61uLQ5H5IyL6klsLABTnPdAFjTdeaCbmgx3JK67zw/viewform Timestamps: 26:32 Varying rep ranges 31:14 How low can you go with fats? 39:21 30sets per muscle group or more?...

Duration:01:08:07

172: Alex Boivin - BCAA, Periodisation and Muscle Damage

9/16/2019
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Alex Boivin is highly interested in muscle hypertrophy. He has a degree in physiology and his research has been into; Mechanisms for muscle hypertrophy, current hypertrophy literature, blood flow restriction, volume per session and protein. We dig into some of this and discuss some details that have never come onto the podcast before. Timestamps: 03:01 Are BCAA's worth it? Debunking the myth around BCAA 06:56 EAA better to use? 09:51 BCAA's calorie free? 12:52 Increase total protein for...

Duration:01:00:10

120: The Improvement Season - Increasing testosterone level naturally?

9/9/2019
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We're back with another episode talking about health in bodybuilding, increasing testosterone levels naturally, training variables and much more. Intensity is Everything Seminar: https://revivestronger.com/product/intensity-is-everything/ Questions? https://goo.gl/forms/7649mOUMoVMkVC763 Podcast Feedback: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgWMGL_61uLQ5H5IyL6klsLABTnPdAFjTdeaCbmgx3JK67zw/viewform Timestamps: 25:48 Health in bodybuilding 31:44 Increasing testosterone level naturally?...

Duration:01:00:14

171: Cliff Wilson - Foundational Strategies for a Successful Prep

9/9/2019
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Cliff Wilson is one of the top bodybuilding coaches having taken his clients to earn over 110 pro cards, 75 professional titles, and 9 world championships. Doing so using a combination of scientifically proven methods and newer, experience-driven techniques. He is coming to London on the 28th of September presenting on: – Theory & Application of Peak Week – Foundational strategies for success – Third topic chosen by participants London Seminar with Cliff on the 28th of Sept....

Duration:00:56:54