187: Christopher Barakat – Training like a bodybuilder: Exercise Selection


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Chris is a published researcher, educator, coach, and natural bodybuilder.

We discuss some programming details for bodybuilders including some of the mistakes people commonly make and some advanced exercise sequencing ideas. Furthermore, we delve into some of Chris’s coaching experience to identify what traits successful clients tend to hold. This isn’t one you’ll want to miss!

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  • 01:14 Training like a bodybuilder: Exercise selection
  • 05:14 What makes an exercise a good exercise?
  • 07:52 Client assessment
  • 10:08 Helpful tools for exercises
  • 11:07 Favourite hypertrophy movements
  • 15:59 Overrated hypertrophy movements
  • 17:00 Exercise Sequencing/Order
  • 22:31 Pre-fatigue exercise
  • 26:35 Chris detraining phase and coming back to training
  • 31:01 Chris talks about periodisation
  • 35:12 Key attributes for successful clients
  • 40:32 Strategies as a coach to make stepping on stage more likely for clients
  • 43:54 Self-sabotaging and not satisfied with results
  • 47:03 Bodybuilding case study with Terrence Ruffins and rep tempo study

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Steve spoke to Mike Israetel & Tim Henriques about low vs High frequency training – listen here.

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