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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The Drop Set – Episode 97: Being Your Own Coach, Part 1

It’s always good to save a few bucks, right?  HELL NO, says the coach – but yeah, I get it.  Sometimes it’s just not an option, so in this episode I go over many of the logistical concerns of being your own coach.  Stay tuned for Friday’s episode and in part 2 we’ll dig in on the technical side of...
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The Drop Set – Episode 96: I’m Back! GOMAD, Positivity

All right I’m back!  Miss me?  Ok, I didn’t think so.  Nonetheless I enjoyed my little mini-break and we’re diving back in today talking about GOMAD – do I have your attention yet?  Listen for all the details, as well as a GOOD (if I do say so myself!) talk about positivity and its importance in bodybuilding.
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Six Keys to a Successful Off-season

Six Keys to a Successful Off-season Back in episode 81 of my podcast (which you are already listening to, right?  If not, click here and redeem yourself – I’ll never know!) my guest was IFBB figure pro Kim Helm and she said something that I couldn’t possibly agree with any more. How your off-season goes determines how your prep goes...
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