Cream of Rice – A Primer on my Favorite Carb Source

Cream of Rice – A Primer on my Favorite Carb Source Ok, to be clear – my favorite carb source is bread.  Or cookies.  Maybe donuts.  French fries?  Pizza?  I could go on and on…can you tell I’m cutting now? But as far as “clean” carb sources, cream of rice takes the cake.  To be clear, I understand it’s not for everyone...
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The Drop Set – Episode 85: Updates Galore! Routine Building, Client Horror Stories

So much stuff is changing here at The Drop Set and with Five Starr Physique in general!  Very excited and I run down all the latest developments, including my prep update for the week at 20 days out.  Also, we talk about the importance of routine building and elements to consider as well as how to refine it over time. ...
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The Drop Set – Episode 84: Is MFP Premium Worth it? Convergence-Free Pressing, Plateau Busting Tips & Tricks

If you’re a fan of macros, you probably use MyFitnessPal – today we’re going to dive into the Premium version and see if it’s worth or not.  ALSO:  some of my best tips for busting through fat loss plateaus, and a quick tip on pressing for chest and shoulder days.
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The Drop Set – Episode 83: 8 Ways You’re Screwing up Macros, SARM’s vs. AAS

Back in the studio after last week’s “road episode” – a somewhat lengthy intro (sorry/not sorry) and then two good topics:  common macro screw-ups you might be making, and a comparison of risk/benefit between SARM’s and AAS.  Interested in more?  Listen and let me know what you think!
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Men’s Physique Blueprint

Five Starr Physique client Billy Meyer on stage at his first show. Men’s Physique Blueprint – Hitting the Aesthetic Demands If you’ve competed in or looked in competing in Men’s Physique, you probably have an idea of the type of aesthetic that gets rewarded there – huge chest and shoulders, small waist, and a thick, wide back.  Legs are optional,...
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The Drop Set – Episode 82: FROM THE ROAD! Travel/prep Update, Intensity Scaling

The Drop Set has gone mobile!  Recorded entirely on my phone from the backyard at my parents house with a special guest appearance from my mom (ha!), I give the full rundown on my (mostly minor) travel snafus, how I’ll fix them going forward, and also tackle a great question:  “how do I know if/when I’m working hard enough?”
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The Drop Set – Episode 81: Special Guest, IFBB Figure Pro and Posing Coach Kimberley Helm

This episode is all about my extended interview with IFBB Figure Pro and posing coach Kimberley Helm.  She shares her passion for all things bodybuilding as we discuss how she approaches the sport mentality, the differences between prep and offseason and why both are needed to be successful, and shares some posing tips and tricks as well – LOTS of info...
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The Drop Set – Episode 80: Epic Listener Q&A!

It’s finally here, a GREAT compendium of listener-provided questions that I take the opportunity to riff on for 5-15 minutes each.  Covering topics ranging from “only one bodybuilder in a household” to “why does the NPC basically sanction drug use?” to a follow-up on Monday’s “cheat hacks” discussion.  You won’t want to miss this!
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The Drop Set – Episode 79: Cheat Meal and Cheat HACKS!

A discussion near and dear to all of our hearts…cheat meals!  What’s best, what to avoid, and if situations might dictate a different answer to those questions at times.  Also, cheat HACKS – things that might feel like cheating but are totally ok – realistically, how to make your diet more palatable while on a deficit and calories are more restricted. ...
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