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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

119: The Improvement Season - Eating in a sympathetic state

9/2/2019
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We're back with another one, talking about training while sore, skinny fats and cutting, forearm training and eating in a sympathetic state. Intensity is Everything Seminar: https://revivestronger.com/product/intensity-is-everything/ Questions? https://goo.gl/forms/7649mOUMoVMkVC763 Timestamps: 16:57 After a regular cut (not aggressive minicut), how many calories do you typically add back to a client's diet if they are planning to lean gain after the cut? 21:31 I’ve heard that there was a...

Duration:00:56:31

170: Mike Israetel - Effective Reps

9/2/2019
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Mike is back on the podcast with another fantastic episode. He talks about NO supplements, the pump and the concept of effective reps. Timestamps: 01:02 How important is equipment to be the best bodybuilder 05:24 Mike's take on effective reps 16:55 What to do nutritionally while travelling? 19:36 Pump and causative role in hypertrophy and NO supplements worth taken 21:26 Pre-exhaustion before heavy compounds beneficial for hypertrophy 30:09 MIkes thoughts on pause reps and slow tempo 32:40...

Duration:01:01:26

118: The Improvement Season - When is Technique Good Enough?

8/26/2019
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Today we're back with a short episode, in which we basically just cover one question. When is technique "good enough" and when are you too cautious. Questions? https://goo.gl/forms/7649mOUMoVMkVC763 Intensity is Everything Seminar: https://revivestronger.com/product/intensity-is-everything/ Timestamps: 37:11 How do you determine what is good enough technique to stimulate strength and muscle gains, while not being too off that you're ramping up fatigue and increasing the risk of injury? And...

Duration:00:43:54

169: Melissa Davis - The importance of Habit Formation

8/26/2019
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Mel has a PhD in Neurobiology and Behavior and has 10 years of research experience. She is also currently a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Giva Santana at One Jiu Jitsu, and is a multiple-time IBJJF Master World Champion. Her speciality is helping clients learn to effectively utilize the tools she gives them to lose fat, gain muscle, and perform. In today's podcast, we talk about evidence-based practice for habit formation and goal acquisition. Timestamps: 01:01 Habit formation and...

Duration:00:50:10

117: The Improvement Season - Where have we been?

8/19/2019
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This week we're finally back on the Improvement Season Podcast. Basically, we're just catching up and talking about the past two weeks. Ultimate Guide To Contest Prep Ebook: https://revivestronger.com/ugcp-ebook/ Questions? https://goo.gl/forms/7649mOUMoVMkVC763 Primer Phase Ebook: https://revivestronger.com/primer-phase/ Thanks, please comment, like and subscribe! COACHING: https://revivestronger.com/online-coaching/ WEBSITE: https://www.revivestronger.com FACEBOOK:...

Duration:01:05:22

168: Ben Esgro - Insights into a Supplement Company

8/19/2019
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Ben is the founder of De Novo Nutrition. The company has both consulting and supplement branches, based on objective science and ethical practice. Ben is also a registered dietitian (RD), with a Masters in Nutrition and Exercise Science (MS). He has over 6 years experience of coaching and programming for individuals all the way from general population folks all the way up to elite competitors, such as IPF Worlds 2015 93kg silver medalist Layne Norton. He is also highly accomplished as both a...

Duration:00:59:20

167: Danny Lennon - Chrono-Nutrition and the Circadian Rhythm

8/12/2019
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Danny is the owner of Sigma Nutrition, a leading content creator and coaching service in the evidence-based fitness sphere. Of course, Danny is also the host of the great Sigma Nutrition Podcast, he also presents internationally and has a master’s in Nutritional Sciences. Today we talk about an area that Danny has been taking a deep look into, that being the circadian rhythm and Chrono nutrition. Is eating past 6pm actually something we should avoid? How do we best regulate our body clock?...

Duration:01:06:54

166: Mike T. Nelson - Heart Rate Variability

8/5/2019
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Dr. Mike T Nelson has spent over 18 years of his life learning how the human body works. Mike specifically focuses on how to properly condition the body to burn fat, become stronger, more flexible and healthier. He has a PhD in exercise physiology, a BA in natural science and MS in bio-mechanics. Mike has developed techniques to help the top government agencies and his clients who have been featured across the globe. In today's episode, we discuss some of the work Mike has been publishing on...

Duration:00:57:44