Category Archives: Podcast

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Podcast 014: Q&A with Dr. Mike Israetel – Specialisation Blocks for Bodybuilders

When should a bodybuilder run a specialisation cycle? What would that look like? How long would it last? These are all very good questions, as focussing on one muscle at a time isn’t applicable to all, but for some it is a must. Me and Mark had the pleasure of bombarding Mike Israetel with questions…

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Podcast 013: Q&A with Dr. Mike Israetel – Programming for Bodybuilding Prep

Bodybuilding prep is hard. You’re eating in a calorie deficit. You’re doing lots of cardio. All whilst training to maintain as much muscle as possible. At Revive Stronger we pride ourselves on brining competitors into their best condition for stage. That means getting super shredded, whilst maintaining their hard earned muscle. Mike is very experienced…

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Podcast: Nutrient Timing

Nutrient Timing, how important is it? Is eating carbs in the evening a sure fire way to pack on fat? Is breakfast the most important meal of the day, or is the post workout meal more important? Me and Mark go over where nutrient timing lies within our dietary priorities and give you the practical…

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The Olympics; drugs, genetics & placebos

The Olympics. Inspirational, unbelievable… Me & Mark chat about the Olympics and go into some depth about the role of genetics, the use of drugs and use of recovery tools that aren’t backed by science. We really delve into some topics that aren’t commonly talked about in the fitness industry and give our take, we…

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Superfoods; Marketing or Fact?

Superfoods. Things we should go out of our way to consume. OR Things that are heavily marketed and made out to be something their not? Me & Mark go over superfoods and whether or not they should be in your diet. Neither of us think they should or should not necessarily be in ones diet,…

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Supplements & Practical Application

Supplements & practical application. There seems to be two camps when it comes to supplementation: Supplements are unnecessary when you eat a healthy diet Supplements are fantastic and you should try and take as many as possible When in reality neither camp are where the gold lies. Me and Mark delve into the shades of…

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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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Pokemon Go & NEAT (the gamification of exercise)

POKEMON is back! On this episode me and Mark talk about the importance of choosing Charmander over Bulbasaur. And why becoming a Pokemon master is easier than it sounds. — NOT — We talk a little about Pokemon Go and a lot about why it might help with the obesity epidemic, its impact on our…

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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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How Surviving Cancer Changed My Life – Mark Newcombe

Cancer is no joke. Millions of people are diagnosed with it every year. In the UK in 2012 there was a 50% chance you would survive. Today I am so so happy to share with you one of the survivors; personal trainer, husband, brother and father; Mark Newcombe. Ever since I discovered Mark I have…

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