The Drop Set – Episode 54: NPC Figure Competitor Alex Bassett

My client Alex drop in to discuss her experience from start to finish and beyond in taking a year to get ready for her first two shows.  We also discuss vegetarianism and how it impacted her prep along with Crohn’s disease and how she manages it.  In other news, The Drop Set wants YOU to call in and ask questions! ...
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The Drop Set – Episode 53: Neil Thanedar of Labdoor, How long should you prep?

Labdoor is a company that conducts independent testing of supplements for quality, purity, and accuracy of contents – this episode includes my extended conversation with it’s founder and CEO, Neil Thanedar.  Also, how long should you prep for?  I divide people into 2 groups and then delve into the particulars for both!
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The Drop Set – Episode 52: An OCB Primer with Promoter Shar LeGree

Episode 52 features my interview with OCB competitor and show promoter Shar LeGree, as we discuss all things related to the OCB, which is a natural competitive organization that is growing rapidly.  We talk about how you become an OCB pro, what makes this organization different, specifics of drug testing, and more.  Links to her 2 shows, as mentioned in the...
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The Drop Set – Episode 51: “Bodybuilding Saved My Life” – my interview with Dean Kozora

Dean is a former client of mine and we have a nice long chat about his time competing last year, what bodybuilding is all about to him, and how it played a role in turning his life around from a very dark place just a few years ago. You absolutely don’t want to miss this.
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The Drop Set – Episode 48: Intermittent Fasting & Ketosis – A Practical Perspective

This week I get into the weeds a bit on my personal experience with both ketosis and intermittent fasting.  Not a lot of clinical/research data here, but more of a practical perspective based on the biases I had before trying them out and my thoughts after giving each a spin.
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The Drop Set – Episode 47: Social Media Distortion, Peak Week, Stretch Reflex, and more!

It drives me insane that social media is nothing more than a highlight reel – for many reasons, most of all because of the distorted perception it creates of bodybuilding for those just starting out.  I rant and rave about that this week as well as diving into my general philosophy for peak week and covering the ins & outs...
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The Drop Set – Episode 45: Lousy Spotters, Tracking Workout Variables, Proper Scale Usage and more!

Stepping things up a bit this week!  Production values through the roof!  Extra-long episode!  Feedback welcome as always – this week the primary segments discuss workout variable tracking:  what matters, what doesn’t, and why, and also revisiting proper use of the scale for tracking progress – including some real world numbers that I step through and explain.  New poll on...
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