The Drop Set – Episode 57: Listener Q&A, Online Coach Search Struggles, What to Expect on Show Day?

FINALLY – enough listener input for a full-on Q&A segment, THANK YOU to all who contributed.  Also:  something sneaky to watch for if you’re searching for an online coach, and what exactly happens on show day?  Not as far as food/water/etc, but like…what goes on backstage and how can you be as prepared as possible?  I have a good answer!
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The Drop Set – Episode 56: Talkin’ Suits w/Ravish Sands, “Physique Saved Bodybuilding” – WTF?

I’m baaaaaack!  In this episode I steal Drea & Britney from Ravish Sands for a good half an hour to talk suits – what to consider when shopping for one, how to save a few bucks, and some common pitfalls to avoid.  Also, I weigh in on some ill-advised back and forth between two Olympia winners that had me shaking...
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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 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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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 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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