“Don’t worry about it yet,” Stronger By Science Ep. #62–Energy Deficiency, Training Frequency, and Beginner Gains

I’m an avid listener to the SBS Pod, but I don’t usually feel comfortable adding my commentary. I’m not a statistician or scientist, and it’s out of my wheelhouse to interpret data. However, this week’s podcast is a Q&A, and that means it includes conversations about applying an evidence-based approach to our training, and THATContinue reading ““Don’t worry about it yet,” Stronger By Science Ep. #62–Energy Deficiency, Training Frequency, and Beginner Gains”

“You wanna go fast? I want to go faster,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. #127: Supplement Science: Everything You DIDN’T Know About Stimulants (But Should) ft. Ben Esgro

Do you take a pre-workout to help you push through a session at the gym? I admit, I associate pre-workouts with big guys in stringers storming around the gym like they own the place. Not that I have a problem with stringers. I’d love to have enough pec development some day to pull one off.Continue reading ““You wanna go fast? I want to go faster,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. #127: Supplement Science: Everything You DIDN’T Know About Stimulants (But Should) ft. Ben Esgro”

“The body adapts” 3DMJ Podcast No. 181: How to Select Your Ideal Exercises

Wow! It’s hard for me to overstate how much I loved this episode with Jeff and Nick from the 3DMJ crew! Every time they said something and I found myself thinking, “what about X?” or “just like Y!” then they would go and make the point I had just been thinking. This episode is onContinue reading ““The body adapts” 3DMJ Podcast No. 181: How to Select Your Ideal Exercises”

“Tell me why,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 125: Competing (and Winning) in BOTH Powerlifting & Bodybuilding (ft. Katie Ann Rutherford)

Whoop whoop! It’s another Monday, which means another Iron Culture Podcast! Katie Ann Rutherford is an evidence-based and world-stage winning powerlifter and physique athlete, and this conversation with her covered some really interesting ground, including how to balance between the two sports, how to work with a coach and how to stay healthy as aContinue reading ““Tell me why,” Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 125: Competing (and Winning) in BOTH Powerlifting & Bodybuilding (ft. Katie Ann Rutherford)”

Is Fear of Fat Keeping You From Your Goals?

Building muscle takes energy.   Here’s my super-sciency understanding of how that works:   Stimulus (lifting) + Substrate (materials to build with = mostly protein) + Energy to do the work = Hypertrophy (building muscles and related tissues for increased strength)  However, many lifters, especially but not exclusively women, are uncomfortable eating enough to work this equationContinue reading “Is Fear of Fat Keeping You From Your Goals?”

Is “Recreational Bodybuilding” a Thing?

My preferred lifting style is hypertrophy-based. Strength is fun to brag about, but at the end of the day, what I’m really inspired by and enjoy is having larger muscles. And I have no plans to ever step on stage. Do I still get to call myself a “bodybuilder?” Does being a bodybuilder mean IContinue reading “Is “Recreational Bodybuilding” a Thing?”

“Sumo or Conventional? There is no better,” 3D Muscle Journey Podcast #180: Q&A

Wow. Lots of great stuff here from the 3DMJ folks today! Great information on balancing volume and frequency of training, protein goals and utilization, and exercise selection. I’m very excited to hear further discussion of how “goal focus can get in the way of goal achievement.” (25:00ish) I heard Eric make that comment last episode,Continue reading ““Sumo or Conventional? There is no better,” 3D Muscle Journey Podcast #180: Q&A”

One Deep Thought: Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 123: Retiring Early From Natural Bodybuilding

This week the Iron Culture folks are interviewing Sam Okunola, and it’s great to hear from such a serious pro! His attitude and approach are enviable–“if it’s something I don’t have control over, I put it out of my mind.” Well, I wish. I’m not nearly that chill, but it’s something I can aspire to!Continue reading “One Deep Thought: Iron Culture Podcast Ep. 123: Retiring Early From Natural Bodybuilding”

Can We Talk About Physique Goals Without Perpetuating Diet Culture? 

 Part 1. Aside from the personal benefits it gives me, I lift because I want muscles; I like working to increase my size, and I see strength training as a means to sculpt my physique.  It’s an art form, a form of personal expression.  Implicit in these goals is the pursuit of body composition.  IContinue reading “Can We Talk About Physique Goals Without Perpetuating Diet Culture? “