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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The Drop Set – Episode 42: Sickness Recovery, Bodybuilding & Life Balance, NPC Guideline Issues: pt. 2

C’mon, get up, get down with the sickness!  Oh wait, no – let’s not.  Today I talk about what to expect when you DO get sick (tip:  you’re NOT losing all your gains), how to minimize the impacts of illness and getting back into the routine.  Also:  balancing bodybuilding and life can be hard, but there are things you can...
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The Drop Set – Episode 41: Occlusion/BFR Training, NPC Judging Creep

Ever wanted to be a bit more like the Ultimate Warrior but didn’t know where to start?  Occlusion bands might be the answer!  Do these things actually work and are they worth playing around with?  I dive into that as well as explaining how the NPC judging standards creep and evolve over time and why that is a HORRIBLE thing...
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The Drop Set – Episode 31: Drugs and Bodybuilding

Episode 31, and finally it’s time to discuss – DRUGS. These play a *huge* part in bodybuilding, whether you take them or not it’s clear that anabolic steroids have a large role in shaping the bodybuilding landscape. I cover the basics here – what’s what, things to watch out for and consider before taking the plunge yourself. Note: nothing in...
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The Drop Set – Episode 22: Timing it all, why we pose, back training 101

This week’s topics: what is the best time to train and the best time to hit your cardio? Why should you worry about posing, especially if you’re not going to compete? Aaaaaaan, back training 101! Tips and techniques to make your back sessions more effective
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Transitioning out of a cutting phase

To be clear, bodybuilding is tough even on the easiest days.  There’s so much going on – meal prep, eating everything, hitting cardio, and attacking your workouts with an appropriate intensity so that your body get a clear signal of what you’re supposed to be doing.  Building muscle, or at least preserving it when dieting. Having worked with hundreds of clients...
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The Drop Set – Episode 19: Cheat Meals, Sustainability in Bodybuilding

Everybody loves a good cheat meal, RIGHT????  In this episode I talk about why they AREN’T needed, but why you might want to implement one anyway along with some alternatives and some do’s and don’ts.  Also:  sustainability in bodybuilding.  It’s a marathon, not a sprint – so how can you make sure you’re in it and progressing for the long...
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