Podcast Interview #11 – Andrea Valdez on Building the Coach-Client Relationship

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Andrea is a member of the 3D Muscle Journey bodybuilding and powerlifting coaching team. She is a bodybuilder, Grid competitor, and is my co-author on the Muscle and Strength Pyramid books. Today’s conversation covers three main topics: Coaching philosophy and building the coach-client relationship. The importance of getting “un-lean” after competing when moving into a muscle gain phase. How training … Read More

The Intermediate Bodybuilding Sample Program

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This is a sample bodybuilding program from The Muscle and Strength Training Pyramid book. The explanation section in the book is fairly detailed, so I have cut it down to give just the overview, relevant notation and exercise selection explanations. It is my goal that this, the Intermediate Powerlifting Program, and the Detailed Guide to Training Progression articles bring the … Read More

The Intermediate Powerlifting Sample Program

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The Muscle and Strength Pyramid books were released at the end of last year to rave reviews and continue to be exceptionally popular. This is a sample powerlifting program from the training book. The explanation section there is fairly detailed, so I have cut it down to give just the overview, relevant notation, and exercise selection explanations. It is my … Read More

A Detailed Guide To Training Progression

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What follows are the exact initial guidelines on training progression that I give to clients. They are an abbreviated version of the guidelines in The Muscle and Strength Training Pyramid book that I co-authored with Eric Helms and Andrea Valdez. They are exceptionally logical and structured, the antithesis to the approach of just hitting the gym, smashing some weights and hoping for … Read More

Podcast Interview #10 – Dr. Spencer Nadolsky on How You Can Win the Battle with Obesity

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Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Spencer is an American family physician who specializes in helping people with obesity. He helps his patients with lifestyle interventions first, via diet and exercise, before using to his prescription pad wherever possible. We talk about many topics: why obesity has been recently classified as a disease, why calories in vs calories out is what determines weight loss, … Read More

Podcast Interview #9 – Mark Fisher on Embracing Weirdness and Fostering a Unique Culture to Build NYC’s Most Profitable Gym

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Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Mark is the man behind Mark Fisher Fitness, a unique gym in New York City. Actually, as Mark will tell you, it’s not a gym, it’s a club house, they don’t have members, they have ninjas, Mark is the ninja master, and their tagline is Serious Fitness for Ridiculous Humans. Now if all of this sounds a bit weird, … Read More

Podcast Interview #8 – Jordan Syatt on Chasing Experience, Working With Gary Vaynerchuk, and Embracing the Grind

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Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Jordan is 25 but already has an 11-year personal training career under his belt. What’s most impressive to me about Jordan is how relentless he’s been about putting himself in positions where he could intern under some of the best coaches in the world. What he’s currently doing right now is no exception, except that he’s getting a … Read More

Podcast Interview #7 – Sol Orwell on Building Your Fitness Business

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Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. It is no exaggeration to say that Sol Orwell knows everyone in fitness. He is on the advisory board for Schwarzenegger.com, has built Examine.com into the world’s biggest supplement information site, and yet, he has only been in the industry for five and a half years. This success is no accident. From SEO to online gaming, Sol has been building … Read More