Why I Love: The Leg Press

The leg press gets a lot of flack. “Leg press? You mean pussy press?” “Want your legs to grow? Try squatting instead” “Oh you hit a leg press PR, how cute” You catch my drift, a lot of people seem to hate on this machine, but I am here to tell you they shouldn’t. Now…

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How to Train: Prime for Muscle Growth

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to train that primed our muscles to grow? …isn’t that hypertrophy training? Oh well, I guess it is, but if you’ve read Parts 1 & Part 2 on Primer Phases you’ll have been introduced to something that is a great addition to a periodised plan. You’ll…

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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 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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Podcast 30: Mike Israetel & Jared Feather – Twice daily weight training & more

Twice daily weight training…insane or a smart way to train? Jared Feather IFPA Pro Natural Bodybuilder & Mike Israetel from Renaissance Periodisation give you the science behind the implications of setting up two weight sessions a day. We also cover how to set up a hypertrophy mesocycle and if a stronger muscle actually helps promote…

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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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Podcast 28: Eric Helms – Updates to Training & Nutrition Recommendations for Natural Bodybuilders

Eric Helms; pro natural bodybuilder, PHD candidate, author and coach. We talk about what updates he would make to his papers on Natural Bodybuilder recommendations for training and nutrition. In addition we go over how I first came across 3DMJ, the emergence of ‘macro coaches’, the biggest barrier to getting contest lean and how much muscle…

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Podcast 27: Dr. Mike Israetel – Variation within Micro, Meso and Macrocycles & more

You’re in for a treat this week as I ask Dr. Mike your questions, in particular variation across your macrocycles. Get updates of when new podcasts come out straight into your inbox plus some free content by clicking here. Mike goes over many mis-conceptions within training such as muscle confusion, over training/development of the front…

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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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Podcast 026: How to set up & run a successful Mini Cut

Lately we have been receiving a lot of questions about how to set up a mini cut. What they are? Why do them? Do they risk muscle loss? Can you actually lose much fat? Well today Steve and Mark take you through everything you could want to know in regards to setting up a mini…

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