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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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 39: “I’m competing! Now what?”, Rep Ranges for Growth

Often times when a client finally picks a show they’re overcome with a moment of panic when they start thinking about all of the stuff NOT related to their diet and training that has to get done prior to a show.  Rest assured – there’s a lot to do but it’s VERY manageable.  In this episode I break it down...
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The Drop Set – Episode 38: Arthur Jones HIT, Genetics and Bodybuilding

Arthur Jones was the founder of Nautilus and had some pretty groundbreaking ideas on high intensity training (lifting – not to be confused with HIIT cardio).  In this episode I talk about what’s good (and not so good) with his protocol and with skill-based lifting programs generally.  Also, genetics and bodybuilding:  how important are they, what do they influence, and...
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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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