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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Shoulders Lagging? Fix Your Lateral Raise Form!

Your Lateral Raise Form Might Suck – Let’s Fix It! Shoulders can be stubborn to get growing, and often times it comes down to execution.  Many trainers, coaches, and programmers these days are starting the trend of easing up on heavy pressing work, because the shoulder is a complex joint (I’ve often said the most complex joint, but a former client...
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Understanding Tempo

An Introduction to Tempo-Based Lifting One of the most often overlooked components when executing (or hell…writing!) a training program is tempo.  It’s easy to say “4 sets of 10, go!” and just bang those suckers out rapid fire.  Or maybe you’ve got a little more experience and you understand the value in slowing things down and keeping things at a...
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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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Video update: Progress Photo Strategies & Posing Basics

Progress Photo Strategies and Posing Basics for Bodybuilding Progress pics – I know how much we all love them, right? So let’s make them easier AND better. In this video I break down lighting and take you through my house so you can see what works and what doesn’t. We take a break for a couple minutes to go over...
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