The Drop Set – Episode 67: Knox Classic Recap, Darin…has a Coach? How to get in to Online Coaching

I went to the Knox Classic this last weekend to take in the sights – and yeah, it’s an amateur show and YOU don’t know anyone there so I’ll spare you the gory details but I do have some takeaway thoughts.  And, spoiler alert, yes, I *DO* now have a coach (details around the 18:00 mark).  Also a great question...
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The Drop Set – Episode 62: Planning Ahead – How to Have an Effective Cut

This isn’t an episode about the technical ways in which you can have an effective cut, but instead about all the things you can and SHOULD do *before* starting your diet in order to ensure it’s as effective as it possibly can be.  Thinking about a show in 2019?  NOW is when you should start thinking about some of these...
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What the Judges Want: Bikini Division

Next up in my “What the Judges Want” series?  The one I knew when I started writing these that I would hate the most:  bikini.  If the judges themselves actually knew what they wanted with this division, it would help my writing efforts a ton – not to mention make life so much easier for all the women competing in...
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The Drop Set – Episode 60 (mini): Gym Routine Talk!

So easy to overlook – but outside of the actual LIFT, what else do you do at the gym when you’re there?  Let’s talk warmups, stretching, what to bring and what (not) to wear.  It depresses me that the last part of that is necessary but alas, it’s 2018 and here we are.
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What the Judges Want: Figure Division

Bodybuilding competitions are always tricky, subjectively scored events – the old mantra of “you are your own competition” is 100% true, but at the same time if you can bring a better version of yourself to the stage and give the judges what they’re looking for at the same time, it can’t hurt, right? Of course knowing what the judges are...
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The Drop Set – Episode 58: Building My New Diet LIVE, John Meadows Training Program Review

It’s been a wild summer but I’m BACK and we have big plans for the weeks and months ahead.  I kick things off this week as I week you through an unrehearsed construction of my new cutting diet.  I talk about what my macros are and why, how many meals I’m having, we’ll build them all from scratch, make mistakes...
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