The Drop Set – Episode 110: New Training Mentality, RDL Varations, a “Safe Zone” for Vacations

I kick off 110 with a story from leg day (because listening to other people’s gym stories is ALWAYS amazing, right?) that might sound familiar to you and hopefully is something we can all learn from!  Listener questions on the benefits of different RDL varieties and also on when to work in a vacation safely after your prep is finished.
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Form Fix – Squat Basics

Form Fix – Squat Basics Squatting is a key component of bodybuilding – if you aren’t doing it well, you’re selling yourself short and leaving some potential growth on the table. However!  A proper squat doesn’t necessarily look the same for every person.  Some people can get maximum depth while others struggle to hit parallel, and always going as deep...
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The Drop Set – Episode 104: Protein Importance, Nutrient Timing, Show Checklists, Welcoming the Newcomers!

Lots of great conversation starters from listeners on this Friday:  how important IS protein?  Does it get too much hype?  How tight is that post-workout window for optimal nutrient absorption?  When should I be knocking those little logistical things off my pre-show checklist?  When and how do we step in and help people out in the gym that clearly need...
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The Drop Set – Episode 103: NQ Shows vs. Non-NQ shows, Calculating TDEE and Working with Macro Tracking Apps

Today we’re talking about a couple of really good topics from listener questions – the difference between National Qualifying shows and those that aren’t (well ok, we get a LITTLE deeper than the obvious there) and also how to correctly set your energy expenditure (TDEE) in your macro tracking app to appropriate targets (hint:  going off script for this one!)
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The Drop Set – Episode 102: Cheat Meals vs. Refeeds, I/W Supps, All About Creatine

More Q&A today along with the results of the latest raffle at the end!  Topics include:  what’s better, cheat meals or refeeds?  When supplementing intra-workout, what should go in there and what do you leave out?  Separate from that, I give a down-to-earth nuts and bolts discussion on creatine.  And finally, for aspiring trainers and coaches out there I recap...
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