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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The Drop Set – Episode 78: Darin Update, Awesome Q&A!

At last my prayers have been answered as I got a couple of GREAT questions this week that really gave me the opportunity to flesh out some proper discussion on topics that will apply to a lot of people.  Also, an update on all my goings on!
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The Drop Set – Episode 77: OIympia 2018 Recap, Grab Bag (3 Mini Topics!)

Time to break down the 2018 Olympia in relatively quick fashion, but first a weekly recap of my week that was surely WAY more exciting than that and a segment covering three topics I’ve gone into depth on previously but felt the need to address again briefly – quick hits!
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The Drop Set – Episode 76: Life of a Prep Coach and What it Takes

Something a little different today – a peek into my life as a coach and, for those curious about whether it’s something THEY can do, I break down the good/bad points of it and discuss some of the skills necessary to be good at it!
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A Podcast Primer – How to Get Started Listening

Why Podcasts are Awesome While they are extremely popular with a certain population, there are a LOT of people – and I’m thinking YOU, the reader of this, may be one of them – that has yet to jump.  Maybe you don’t know what the big deal is, or it just doesn’t seem as intuitive to jump in to as...
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The Drop Set – Episode 74: Transgender Competitors

Based on feedback I got just discussing this topic with people before recording this episode, I know it will NOT be popular and many won’t want to hear it – I’m ok with that, but I also think it makes for a FASCINATING conversation that raises a lot of interesting questions that don’t have obvious solutions.  Worth a listen!  Also,...
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The Drop Set – Episode 71: Protein Requirement, Darin’s Burning Ceremony

How much protein do you really need, and how much is too much?  This comes from a great listener question and rather than cite studies (which can support arguments on either end of the spectrum), I offer a little practical insight and opinion instead.  Also:  I get a little heated as I work to get some things off my chest!
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