Podcast 033: James Krieger – Setting up your own hypertrophy programme

I have been following James Krieger a long time. Last year I met him at the Personal Trainer Collective Conference in Bath and he did a fantastic presentation. He’s been doing a lot of work with Alan Aragon, Bret Conteres, Brad Schoenfeld amongst others and I knew I had to get him on the podcast.…

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Podcast 29: Brad Schoenfeld – Muscle Hypertrophy Misconceptions

Brad Schoenfeld; the hypertrophy expert, the godfather of muscle growth, the go to source for getting jacked. Brad is incredibly smart with a Ph.D, C.S.C.S., an internationally renowned fitness expert and widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training (muscle development and fat loss). He is a lifetime drug-free bodybuilder, and has won numerous…

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Programming for Muscle: Exercise Selection Tool Kit

Exercise selection is very important. When programming for muscle you do want to work within a frame-work, which is your overall periodised plan, but you also need to have appropriate programming. Programming for me is where the exciting stuff happens, when you can really have some fun, but it has to be within the context of…

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The 3 Step Progressive Overload Scheme

Progressive Overload. It’s one of the most important aspects to get right in your training. When it comes to our training priorities overload is something you don’t want to mess up, however it does seem to confuse many. My thinking is because there are so many different ways one could try and implement progressive overload,…

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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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The Bigger The Base, The Bigger The Peak (Phase Potentiation)

When we first begin lifting we get strong real quick. This is because every time we lift, our body sees it as a threat and adapts to it, getting stronger. We get stronger mainly because of neurological adaptations, not muscle growth. However, past this stage it becomes more difficult to get strong. Our old training approach…

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Periodisation for Progress

Do you exercise? Or… Do you train? You might be sitting thinking; what is the difference? Well there is a big one, trust me. People who exercise don’t progress, they go to the gym, pick up a few weights, jump on some cardio machine, do some stretches and leave. They might go three times a…

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Your Tailor-Made Diet

The purpose of this article is to give you everything you need to start your diet and move towards your goals. Whether it be fat loss, muscle gain or maintenance, you will know how much to eat and where to get it. You will also be educated to why you are eating certain amounts of…

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