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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The Drop Set – Episode 66: Making Macronutrient Substitutions

Want to make food substitutions to your meal plan but are uncomfortable in your skills and abilities to do so?  Learn the secrets as I go over a couple examples – a basic one where we change out a carb source, and a more complex example where changing a protein source has a cascading effect that necessitates other changes.  Also: ...
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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 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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The Drop Set – Episode 47: Social Media Distortion, Peak Week, Stretch Reflex, and more!

It drives me insane that social media is nothing more than a highlight reel – for many reasons, most of all because of the distorted perception it creates of bodybuilding for those just starting out.  I rant and rave about that this week as well as diving into my general philosophy for peak week and covering the ins & outs...
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