The Primer Phase – Practical Application

Priming yourself for fat loss & muscle gain. Sounds pretty damn good right? That’s because it is, but many people don’t do this, and it’s why so so many people struggle to get into the shape they want. If you haven’t read The Primer Phase – the unsung hero of nutritional periodisation I highly recommend…

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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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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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F*ck Motivation, Do This Instead

It’s the New Year and there is lots of discussion about making resolutions. Motivation is often cited as crucial to achieving goals. In this article Emma Green argues that it’s not only unnecessary to be motivated to achieve your goals but also efforts to boost motivation are largely a waste of time. Emma will provide…

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Podcast 031: Alberto Nunez – Phases for Natural Bodybuilding Success

Alberto Nunez notorious for his insane conditioning & pit bulls. He first stepped on a competitive stage in 2007, and then the very next year he earned his pro status in virtually every major natural organization. Despite all this success Nuñez claims his most successful accolade comes in the fact that he gets to be…

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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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The Omniscient (all knowing) Dieter

The omniscient dieter is all knowing. But, they’ve been many other dieters before getting to this point. They’ve had to go through many different ways of eating, seeing the good, the bad, and experiencing success and failure. This experience has laid the foundation for the development of becoming an omniscient dieter, and once there, there…

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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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