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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New Video – 2018 Photo Shoot Prep Diet Breakdown

A Slighty Different Daily Diary I know, you’ve all seen a ton of boring-ass “this is what I eat in a day” videos from bodybuilders of all sorts – but in this video, while I do focus a bit on the “what” I also want to break down the WHY – regarding meal composition, nutrient timing, number of meals, and...
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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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What the Judges Want – Women’s Physique Division (WPD)

Since debuting in 2011, the women’s physique division has been steadily gaining in popularity, filling the void left by the not-so-willful departure of women’s bodybuilding from the competitive landscape as the latter was quietly swept under the rug by the powers that be, largely due to it’s lack of commercial appeal and excessive drug use required to be competitive. After...
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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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