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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The Drop Set – Episode 57: Listener Q&A, Online Coach Search Struggles, What to Expect on Show Day?

FINALLY – enough listener input for a full-on Q&A segment, THANK YOU to all who contributed.  Also:  something sneaky to watch for if you’re searching for an online coach, and what exactly happens on show day?  Not as far as food/water/etc, but like…what goes on backstage and how can you be as prepared as possible?  I have a good answer!
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The Drop Set – Episode 56: Talkin’ Suits w/Ravish Sands, “Physique Saved Bodybuilding” – WTF?

I’m baaaaaack!  In this episode I steal Drea & Britney from Ravish Sands for a good half an hour to talk suits – what to consider when shopping for one, how to save a few bucks, and some common pitfalls to avoid.  Also, I weigh in on some ill-advised back and forth between two Olympia winners that had me shaking...
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The Drop Set – Episode 55: Top Gym Mistakes, Peak Week Particulars

What are the most common “big picture” mistakes people make in the gym?  My Facebook group participants had ALL KINDS of ideas and I flesh them out here.  Also, what’s the deal with peak week?  Why do people do all this crazy crap and how much of it actually works in a productive way?  Listen and find out!  
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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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NPC – Judging is Broken, so Let’s Fix It

We’re going to fix the NPC But first, we have to acknowledge that it’s broken. Judging a bodybuilding show is, to be certain, a completely and totally thankless job.  Controversy abounds and most often times is subjective – how many times have you heard that competitor ‘x’ was WAY better than competitor ‘y’ but finished lower?  Occasionally actual “mistakes” are...
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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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