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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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 48: Intermittent Fasting & Ketosis – A Practical Perspective

This week I get into the weeds a bit on my personal experience with both ketosis and intermittent fasting.  Not a lot of clinical/research data here, but more of a practical perspective based on the biases I had before trying them out and my thoughts after giving each a spin.
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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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The Drop Set – Episode 45: Lousy Spotters, Tracking Workout Variables, Proper Scale Usage and more!

Stepping things up a bit this week!  Production values through the roof!  Extra-long episode!  Feedback welcome as always – this week the primary segments discuss workout variable tracking:  what matters, what doesn’t, and why, and also revisiting proper use of the scale for tracking progress – including some real world numbers that I step through and explain.  New poll on...
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The Drop Set – Episode 44: Get the Funk Out, A-A-A-A-A-Alcohol!

We all hit a funk from time to time – as I recorded this episode today, I happen to be in the middle of one myself!  How does it manifest itself, how do you recognize it, and what – at the end of the day – should you do about it?  Also, alcohol and bodybuilding:  a question that answers itself,...
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The Drop Set – Episode 43: Reverse Dieting Basics, Overthinking Things!

After missing last week, I’m back with a new poll question and a rundown of my crazy weekend before diving into the topics du jour:  a primer on “Reverse Dieting” (when it’s appropriate and when it’s unnecessary), and a discussion on the perils of overthinking the details at the expense of…well, listen and find out!
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