The Drop Set – Episode 24: Meal Timing, Macros 201, Bodybuilding Fads

Just how important is your meal timing in the grand scheme of things?  You’ve got some experience with flexible dieting, but how do you know if it’s really doing what it should?  Is there a time to put it on the shelf or adjust your approach?  I also give my take on some of the more recent bodybuilding fads and trends...
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The Drop Set – Episode 23: Motivation, Dealing with Guilt

Trouble staying motivated?  The problem may be with your overall approach and spending some time on your “why” might resolve things!  Also, dealing with food-related guilt!  AKA:  “Oops, I ate it again” – how this cycle can be destructive on your overall health and tips on how to break it.
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The Drop Set – Episode 22: Timing it all, why we pose, back training 101

This week’s topics: what is the best time to train and the best time to hit your cardio? Why should you worry about posing, especially if you’re not going to compete? Aaaaaaan, back training 101! Tips and techniques to make your back sessions more effective
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Transitioning out of a cutting phase

To be clear, bodybuilding is tough even on the easiest days.  There’s so much going on – meal prep, eating everything, hitting cardio, and attacking your workouts with an appropriate intensity so that your body get a clear signal of what you’re supposed to be doing.  Building muscle, or at least preserving it when dieting. Having worked with hundreds of clients...
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The Drop Set – Episode 21: Transitioning Between Phases

One of my favorite topics with some great feedback from live viewers as well – what to do when your show or goal date is over?  How do you transition gracefully into the next phase and avoid a horrible rebound?  I tell some stories of the good and the bad and offer tips to improve the transition going in both...
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The Drop Set – Episode 20: TOO hardcore?!? Macro f#$%-ups!

When does embracing the “hardcore” mentality become a liability?  Is your relentless pursuit of being awesome holding you back?  Also, I talk about ways in which you can truly screw up your macro tracking – some obvious, some less so!  Includes the weekly recap, myth and rants segments as well!                
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The Drop Set – Episode 19: Cheat Meals, Sustainability in Bodybuilding

Everybody loves a good cheat meal, RIGHT????  In this episode I talk about why they AREN’T needed, but why you might want to implement one anyway along with some alternatives and some do’s and don’ts.  Also:  sustainability in bodybuilding.  It’s a marathon, not a sprint – so how can you make sure you’re in it and progressing for the long...
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The Drop Set – Episode 18: Home Gyms, Workout Partners, and Body Fat Testing

What are the pros and cons of working out in a home gym?  Take it from someone who has done a lot of programming for garage warriors.  Also, are workouts really better if you have a partner?  I go over the good and the bad there as well.  And finally, body fat percentage testing – why should you care, if...
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The Drop Set – Episode 16: Chest Training Tips, Bodybuilding & Travel

Chest:  every guy overtrains it, so why isn’t every guy busting out of their shirt?  Because they are doing it WRONG – listen in on how to fix it.  Also, when you need to travel and have to take your gains with you, I have some tips to make the process a little less painless.  A little preparation goes a...
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