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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Weight tracking and expectations

Up-front disclaimer:  I don’t expect daily weigh-ins from all of my clients, and certainly not regardless of the phase of their training.  It takes a certain level of emotional detachment from the scale number (a skill worth learning) to make this worth the effort, but the insight you can gain from this process is extremely useful. That being said, the...
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Why everyone should practice posing

Yes, even non-competitors. If you have any desire to step on stage, you need to being practicing your posing now.  It is absolutely impossible to spend too much time working on it.  The more time you spend on it, the more automatic it becomes.  The more opportunity you have to see room for improvements and adjust the way you are...
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“I don’t want to get too big…”

I’m not Jewish, but hearing that makes me sigh out “Oy vey” and start Googling around to find the most suitable facepalm meme to properly get my frustration across. Sarcastic humor aside, the reason for the frustration here is compound.  Most bodybuilders (figure/bikini gals, I’m including you in this conversation as well) know that getting big isn’t easy.  It is...
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The logistical pitfalls of competing

I love my parents, don’t get me wrong.  They are awesome and have done absolutely everything for me that they could possible be expected to, and then some.  When I moved across the country from Oregon to Asheville, it was probably a bit of a shock to them as it was my first time ‘moving away’, though both of my...
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