The Drop Set – Episode 89: Peak week time! And then? Upcoming goals

For episode 89, it just happens to be MY peak week so I thought it a good time to revisit what a proper peak week looks like and what IS normal/expected and what is just there to create useless suffering.  And then we’ll talk about what’s next for me – but more importantly what’s next generally for anyone following a peak...
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The Drop Set – Episode 86: 10 Ways to Screw Up Your Prep, Are Studies Worth Following?

Ever had a prep that didn’t turn out quite the way you had envisioned when you started?  If your hand isn’t up, your a liar – there, I said it!  Today I break down my top 10 reasons WHY so that we can strategize on how to prevent things from turning south.  Also, it’s becoming ever popular to cite scientific...
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The Drop Set – Episode 85: Updates Galore! Routine Building, Client Horror Stories

So much stuff is changing here at The Drop Set and with Five Starr Physique in general!  Very excited and I run down all the latest developments, including my prep update for the week at 20 days out.  Also, we talk about the importance of routine building and elements to consider as well as how to refine it over time. ...
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September 2nd Q&A: peak week, off-season planning

What kind of protocols do you advocate for peak week? Peak week is a funny thing.  Everyone thinks of the week before the show as being the difference maker and the thing that’s finally going to get them looking stage-ready.  Hint:  if you’re expecting a miracle, it ain’t happenin’.  Peak week protocols have a larger impact – and are potentially...
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The biggest mistakes to kill your gains

I wouldn’t say I’m a trendsetter, but I do hate to just do what everyone else is doing for the sake of fitting in.  Therefore, I refuse to make this a “Top 5…” or “Top 10…” style post, because a) I assume I’m not the only person on the planet spending less time on Facebook because every damn post seems...
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