The ‘Primer Phase’ – the unsung hero of nutritional periodisation

What the hell is a ‘Primer Phase’? It’s something that without an exciting name like ‘primer’ most would turn their nose up to. — but they really shouldn’t. It’s what most would call maintenance. Maintenance….isn’t that another word for stalling? Staying the same? Not progressing? No, kinda, no — when we maintain weight, we’re not changing our…

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Podcast 032: Mike Israetel Q&A – ‘Junk Volume’ & more

Junk Volume, accommodating resistance & much more covered in this Q&A with Mike Israetel. In todays podcast you’re in for a real treat as we establish exactly what is ‘junk volume’ and how to avoid it. That means less time wasted in the gym, doing something that is actively hurting your progress. Me and Mike…

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Progressing as an Intermediate Bodybuilder; 5 Key Lessons

2016 will mark my 5th year of consistent ‘proper training’ and ‘intelligent nutrition’ as a bodybuilder. First let me clarify, in simple terms: Proper training – planned workouts with progression schemes in place Intelligent nutrition – eating sufficient macros and thus total Calories to fuel my training & goals This is an important distinction to make,…

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Adiposephobia: the fear of gaining fat

Adiposephobia- fear of fat. Related to, but not to be mistaken for: Let me take you through this story: The scales gone up a pound. It’s OK, you’re trying to gain muscle. But a pound, in a day, you realise you cannot build muscle at such a pace, surely you may have gained some fat? No,…

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Podcast 018: Assessing fitness sources, waking up for protein & nutrition whilst travelling

How do we at Revive Stronger go about assessing fitness sources? Should you wake up in the middle of the night for protein? How to go about attacking nutrition on the road? Al questions covered in great depth by Steve and Mark in todays podcast. We go over who we follow in the industry, why…

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5 Science Backed Ways to Grow More Muscle Today

You want to grow more muscle? Of course you do, why else would you be reading this article? Muscle is great; it makes us look better, it makes us stronger, keeps us healthier and can increase our metabolic rate (albeit only slightly). So when someone tells me of ways I can increase my ability to…

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The Definitive Guide to Estimating Macros

Estimating macros. The macro counters worse nightmare. Foods without nutritional info. Shock, horror, you can’t track your macros! — Wrong, you can and you should still account for and allow yourself to eat foods without the nutritional information right there. This could be; baked goods, homemade food, restaurant food…anything without a nutritional label essentially. Now…

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The Summer Bulk

The Summer Bulk. For most summer means trying to remove weight rather than add it. However, this isn’t the case for me and Mark, and many others, so we discuss our current training and diet programming and hopefully give you some ideas to how you might want to approach your bulks too. We cover: Where…

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Peaking for Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding with Merat Tafreshi

I love Bodybuilding. But I also love Powerlifting. Both require a lot of effort, dedication and determination, however for Bodybuilding you’re peaking for a particular look (shredded and muscular) whereas in Powerlifting you’re peaking your maximal strength. So both require different strategies and that is what todays podcast is all about. On todays show I…

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The Definitive Guide: Eating for Muscle Mass

When I first started researching how to build muscle it quickly became apparent eating was important. ‘You gotta eat big to get big’ That along with weight training was the key to gaining muscle according to the muscle mags. The common trail of thought was that you ‘bulk’ to gain size and then ‘cut’ to lose…

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