Training

“How much do the labels ‘beginner, intermediate, or advanced’ matter to your programming?” w/Greg Nuckols

Some programs claim to have been written for beginning lifters. Others for intermediates, etc. How do you when you’re past the beginner stage, and how much does it really matter? We asked Greg Nuckols to break it down for us. Here are some of our thoughts befgre we talked to Gret: Do you stop being…

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“Should women train differently than men?” w/Greg Nuckols

Does women’s training really need an entirely different approach or just a couple tweaks? We asked Greg Nuckols, someone who recently wrote an article on this topic, to break it down for us. Here are some of our thoughts: Do women actually have great stamina for reps than men? Can women actually lift heavier on…

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“Which research studies should you believe?” w/Greg Nuckols

New Year. New avalanche of fitness and nutrition-related studies to confuse the resolutionistas (and the rest of us). How are we supposed to decide which ones to believe? We asked Greg Nuckols, someone who spends a lot of time evaluating research, to break it down for us. Here are some of our thoughts: Are there…

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How do you do a weight cut and still be at your best for competition? w/Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

The existence of weight classes and coefficients drive many people to do last minute weight cuts, but many don’t make the best choices when making these cuts. If competition is about being your best, are you setting yourself up for a sub-par performance? There are many ways to cut, but which ways are optimal? We…

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Should everybody be bodybuilders? w/Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

Once again, we take on this question with that help of guests Eric Helms and Omar Isuf. With the known injury rates of many sports…including or maybe especially strength sports…maybe we should all just…be bodybuilders? Unpacking this question inevitably leads to more questions: Can you actually call bodybuilding a sport? Is bodybuilding style training actually…

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