http://jasonferruggia.com Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:37:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 no http://jasonferruggia.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://jasonferruggia.com The Perfect Day http://jasonferruggia.com/the-perfect-day/ http://jasonferruggia.com/the-perfect-day/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:35:59 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=14911 In this episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show, I recap a fantastic weekend at The Austin City Limits Festival, hanging out with my buddies, Luka Hocevar and Jay Jablonski. After a brief recap of ACL and my visit to Onnit headquarters I break down an important visualization exercise that will help you get closer to […]

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the perfect dayIn this episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show, I recap a fantastic weekend at The Austin City Limits Festival, hanging out with my buddies, Luka Hocevar and Jay Jablonski.

After a brief recap of ACL and my visit to Onnit headquarters I break down an important visualization exercise that will help you get closer to living the perfect day.

Today’s Podcast Topics Include:

  • Your feedback from the show and some shout outs to listeners
  • How to eliminate people who drag you down
  • Recap of the 2014 Austin City Limits Festival
  • Who we saw, who was great, who sucked
  • The one band that blew everyone away
  • The coolest corporate HQ I have ever seen
  • The steps that will take you toward living your perfect day, every day
  • The importance of using a vision board
  • How to always be consciously aware of your habits and behaviors. And why it’s important
  • Finding 1 thing to improve every day

Listen To The Jay Ferruggia Show

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 Links From the Show:

Books Mentioned In Today’s Show:

 Could You Do Me a Favor?

If you haven’t already could you leave us a review of the podcast on iTunes HERE? I read every single one of them and truly appreciate you guys for doing it.

Thank you.

Get on the Show

Helping every member of The Renegade Nation is my passion. It’s why I get up each morning.

Got a question you want me to answer on the show?

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http://jasonferruggia.com/the-perfect-day/feed/ 0 In this episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show, I recap a fantastic weekend at The Austin City Limits Festival, hanging out with my buddies, Luka Hocevar and Jay Jablonski. - After a brief recap of ACL and my visit to Onnit headquarters I break down an imp... In this episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show, I recap a fantastic weekend at The Austin City Limits Festival, hanging out with my buddies, Luka Hocevar and Jay Jablonski. After a brief recap of ACL and my visit to Onnit headquarters I break down an important visualization exercise that will help you get closer to living the perfect day. Today's Podcast Topics Include: Your feedback from the show and some shout outs to listeners How to eliminate people who drag you down Recap of the 2014 Austin City Limits Festival Who we saw, who was great, who sucked The one band that blew everyone away The coolest corporate HQ I have ever seen The steps that will take you toward living your perfect day, every day The importance of using a vision board How to always be consciously aware of your habits and behaviors. And why it's important Finding 1 thing to improve every day Listen To The Jay Ferruggia Show To listen, you can either hit the flash audio player below, or browse the links to find your preferred format … Click here to download this episode Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Click here for the Renegade Radio RSS Feed (non-iTunes)  Links From the Show: BioTrust.Com - Use the coupon code "Renegade" at checkout for 20% off your order Austin City Limits Festival Onnit Books Mentioned In Today's Show: Anything You Want It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be Growth Hacker Marketing  Could You Do Me a Favor? If you haven't already could you leave us a review of the podcast on iTunes HERE? I read every single one of them and truly appreciate you guys for doing it. Thank you. Get on the Show Helping every member of The Renegade Nation is my passion. It's why I get up each morning. Got a question you want me to answer on the show? Email me at Podcast@JasonFerruggia.com and I'll answer it on a future show. NO AUTHOR no 30:43
Workout of the Week- 10/20/14 http://jasonferruggia.com/workout-week-102014/ http://jasonferruggia.com/workout-week-102014/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:15:28 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=14764 Week 2, Phase 2 of BattleGround is up now in the members section. Log in HERE to download it now. And be sure to post your training logs and post any questions you have about this program in the forum. Don’t forget that we’re starting our 60 day fat loss contest this week and the […]

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RSCBattleGroundPAD_10_20Week 2, Phase 2 of BattleGround is up now in the members section.

Log in HERE to download it now.

And be sure to post your training logs and post any questions you have about this program in the forum.

Don’t forget that we’re starting our 60 day fat loss contest this week and the winner gets a California beach vacation to come spend the weekend in Santa Monica with me.

Not a member to The Renegade Strength Club yet?

Click HERE to join now for just $1.

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2 Muscle And Fat-Loss Myths You Can Stop Worrying About http://jasonferruggia.com/2-muscle-fat-loss-myths/ http://jasonferruggia.com/2-muscle-fat-loss-myths/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:04:28 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=14479 Guest Post By Sean Hyson C.S.C.S. When you’re a beginner, you don’t think too much about the program you’re on or what food you need to eat to maximize the results. It’s enough to just go to the gym and lift hard. And go ahead and ask an advanced lifter about his training. It’s probably […]

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Arnold-Super-JackedGuest Post By Sean Hyson C.S.C.S.

When you’re a beginner, you don’t think too much about the program you’re on or what food you need to eat to maximize the results. It’s enough to just go to the gym and lift hard.

And go ahead and ask an advanced lifter about his training. It’s probably so simple you won’t believe it.

But when you’re in between those two stages—an intermediate meathead—you’ve been exposed to just enough information that you analyze, and then over-analyze, everything. And that’s when you fall for the tricks that hold back your progress.

Jay and I often have a laugh talking about all the crap ideas surrounding training and nutrition that we bought into when we were young and naïve.

When we got more experienced we learned that most of the so-called “rules” of building muscle and burning fat aren’t that important after all. In fact, following them doesn’t do nearly as much to speed your progress as you may think, and it might even be slowing you down.

Here are two muscle and fat-loss myths you can stop worrying about immediately.

1) “You have to cut out carbs to get lean”

I’m sure you’ve heard many stories about people getting ripped on low-carb diets, and while this is an approach that both Jay and I have recommended in the past, it just isn’t necessary.

There’s nothing about carbohydrates that promotes fat gain. Yes, they do prompt an insulin response, but ALL foods do—including whey protein, which has been lauded as one of the all-time great fat-loss supplements.

It’s not as simple as “you eat carbs, your insulin goes up, and you store fat”. If it were, the vast populations of many Asian countries would be obese, given how much rice they generally eat.

So if carbs aren’t the problem, what is?

Calories. Well… EXCESS calories, to be specific. There are a certain number that your body needs in a day to maintain all its current functions at the body weight you are now.

If you exceed that number, you get fatter (unless you’re lifting weights and eating to fulfill a particular macro count for muscle gain). It doesn’t matter if the excess is from carbs, protein, or fat. If there’s spillover, your waistline spills over.

And don’t think that you have to eat the bulk of your carbs in the morning either so you can “burn them off” before you go to bed. A 2011 study published in Obesity found that police officers who followed a diet that had them consuming most of their carbs at dinner lost more weight (especially around their waists) than a control group eating carbs earlier in the day. They also controlled hunger better, and IMPROVED their insulin sensitivity.

What does this tell us? Not only does eating most of your carbs at night not hurt fat loss, it could actually help it. And, ultimately, it’s calories that matter on a diet—not the exclusion of any one nutrient or food.

I’ll say one last thing about this: The diet I follow allowed me to eat 300 grams of carbs daily and lose 30 pounds in 12 weeks.

 2) “You need a big insulin spike post-workout”

I believed in, and recommended, this nonsense for years. And to anyone that I may have inadvertently encouraged to develop diabetes as a result, please accept my apologies.

Nutritionists (and supplement companies) have been telling lifters that muscles need a big shot of insulin right after training in order to recover and grow, and scientifically-formulated shakes—or even straight sugar—are necessary to get the pancreas a’ pumpin’.

But the truth is, lifting weights allows you to get nutrition into the muscles without insulin’s help. It’s called the “insulin-independent phase of glycogen restoration”.

As shown in a 2005 study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, muscle glucose transporters travel to the cell membranes as a result of the contractions from the lifting you’ve done. From there, they can bring carbs into the muscle cells.

There’s simply no need to drink expensive potions or eat candy after a workout. In fact, doing so just adds more calories to your diet you don’t need and could play a part in keeping you fat.

With that said, carbs DO play an important role in the post-workout period, but it has nothing to do with insulin. My book discusses this at length, and debunks many other myths.

truth about strength trainingThe Truth About Strength Training—available NOW—includes a 12-week workout and diet program. In addition to the many ideas that are not important for making great gains, my book lists the few that are. Master them and, as Metallica wrote, “nothing else matters.”

Click HERE to pick up The Truth About Strength Training.

 

SOURCES:

Insulin independent phase

http://jap.physiology.org/content/99/1/338

 

Carbs at dinner

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21475137

 

 

 

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Who Wants to be Our Next California Beach Vacation Winner? http://jasonferruggia.com/california-beach-vacation/ http://jasonferruggia.com/california-beach-vacation/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:06:54 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=14501 We’re doing a one week special on The Renegade Strength Club. You can get 30 days for just $1 from now until next Wednesday. We’re also starting a 60 day fat loss contest for our members. Here’s how it works… Day 60 is December 24th. That’s the last day you can take your after pic […]

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IMG_2280We’re doing a one week special on The Renegade Strength Club. You can get 30 days for just $1 from now until next Wednesday.

We’re also starting a 60 day fat loss contest for our members.

Here’s how it works…

Day 60 is December 24th. That’s the last day you can take your after pic and email it to us. Anything sent after that day will not be accepted.

That means you can start by sending us your before pic tomorrow or any time in the next week or so as long as it gives you 60 days between that day and December 24th.

If you take your before pic today you don’t take your after pic on December 24th. You take it exactly 60 days from today.

So you take a picture and send it on Day 1 then you take a picture and send it on Day 60. Not Day 61.

Before and after pics will be voted on and the winner will win a California beach vacation. We’ll fly you out to Santa Monica, put you up in a nice hotel and we’ll hang, eat, train and have a great weekend.

Do you have to be a member of The Renegade Strength Club?
Yes.

Can females enter?
Yes

What do you need from me to enter?
A before pic, front and back. No shirt, shorts. Take it the day you start. Send the exact same pic on Day 60. No flexing. Just stand there, arms at your side in both pics. You must also submit a short (under 300 word) essay on your training, nutrition and experience throughout.

How is the winner determined?
A small group will determine the finalists then the top finishers will be voted upon by the readers of this blog. We’ll then contact the winner and get your trip booked.

Below is the recap from Josh McManus, who was a winner of one of our previous contests (that’s him pictured above)

Cali Beach Trip Recap by Josh McManus

I got to spend a weekend meeting Jay a few weeks back.

Just thought I’d give a little recap of how it all went.

 I got to Santa Monica on Thursday April 3.  Jay put us up at the Wyndham Hotel which is right near the Pier on the water. Amazing location and very good accommodation.

We took it easy that night as the plan was to meet Jay on Friday and train.

 At noon on the Friday we met Jay and Andrew E at a cafe called Dogtown Coffee.

This was almost a surreal experience. We ordered coffee and basically just hung out and talked for about an hour. For those who have not met Jay, he is pretty much a rock-star. He has a real presence and confidence about him.

The coffee and chat together was a great start to the weekend. Jay then drove us to one of the gyms that he works out at.

Training Heavy & Eating Big

Was a really good session, highlighted by a female personal trainer with the best ass I’ve seen all year, as well as Adam Bornstein quietly working out next to us.

Jay then dropped us back to our hotel and arrangements were made for dinner. 

Early that evening we met up with Jay, Jen, Andrew E, Adam Bornstein and Ben Bruno for dinner. It was an amazing meal and excellent company.

The name of the place escapes me for now, but it was a new joint with a great atmosphere. Seafood was the specialty and so we smashed plenty of food. Jay does not play around when it comes to food. I nearly threw up twice because of him making me eat so much throughout the weekend. After a very enjoyable meal we went to a small bar for a few drinks then called it a night.

The following day Jay and Andrew picked us up after lunch and we drove down to the beach for some training. We ended up doing a strongman session in the parking lot right on the beach. Was one of the best workouts I have done.

We then walked up to Areal where Jen was waiting for us. We had a late lunch, along with a bourbon cocktail infused with a slice of bacon. Jay then led us on a massive walk to find gluten-free, sugar-free desserts.

We walked for a good amount of time and found the two places Jay was looking for. Chocolate brownies, banana bread, tiramisu, key lime pie and macadamia nut balls were just a few of the things we ordered.

Andrew V and I were both smoked from food at that point. We then followed this up with about 90 minutes of throwing the football on the beach. This was one of my highlights of the trip. The four of us ran routs, played coverage, punted the football and talked shit. It was a blast. I even let Jay beat me in a 20 yard dash for all he did for us.

Later that evening we met up again for dinner with Jay, Jen and Andrew E at Chaya Venice. Food-wise, this was the best place we went to. We ordered and ate so much food. It was the closest I have been to throwing up at a restaurant.

The quality of the food was as good as I have eaten. Jay just kept ordering more sides and making us try each of them. Was a perfect end to the weekend in Santa Monica.

After the big day we had, nobody was feeling up to partying, so we all happily said our goodbyes and parted ways.

The following morning both Andrew E and Andrew V flew home.

The Highlight of the Trip

I was not scheduled to fly home for a few days so I was just taking it easy when Jay contacted me and asked if I wanted to watch Wrestlemania 30 with him. This was easily the highlight of the entire trip.

I have followed wrestling since I was about 5 years old and am still obsessed with it today. I got to go up to Jay and Jen’s penthouse apartment overlooking the ocean and watch Wrestlemania 30 with them.

The pay-per-view turned out to be phenomenal. Jay and I were on the edge of our seats the entire 5 hours. Jen was making us gluten-free pizzas and we smashed 3 of them.

I will forever be grateful for Jay and Jen having me over to their place and making me feel so welcome. It is something I won’t ever forget.

Click HERE for the chance to win a trip like Josh’s.

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Do Shit That Matters http://jasonferruggia.com/do-shit-that-matters/ http://jasonferruggia.com/do-shit-that-matters/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 04:21:23 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=14820 If you want to wake up excited about going to work every day you’ve gotta do shit that matters. That’s what it’s all about. Making a difference. Improving people’s lives. Making it easier for them. Solving problems. Helping those in need. That’s one of the main topics of this episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show […]

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do-shit-that-mattersIf you want to wake up excited about going to work every day you’ve gotta do shit that matters.

That’s what it’s all about. Making a difference. Improving people’s lives. Making it easier for them. Solving problems. Helping those in need.

That’s one of the main topics of this episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show podcast.

We’ve got an interview with my buddy, Mark Eckhardt. Mark is the Co- CEO of Common. Common is a worldwide collaborative community of creative and business professionals, designed to accelerate social innovation by redefining the capitalist narrative.

Their mission isn’t just to sell stuff, but to help the people doing “shit that matters” make sure it really matters.

Today’s Podcast Topics Include:

  • My preparation for our last minute trip to the Austin City Limits Festival
  • What I’m listening to right now and some music recommendations for you guys
  • Why it’s so important to do shit that matters
  • Should a business designed to give back really make a profit?
  • How to change your career to do something that makes a difference
  • How Mark was selected as one of “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • The importance of being able to listen to and understand someone
  • How to continually better yourself
  • The defense mechanisms we all put up that hold us back
  • How to get out of your comfort zone on a regular basis
  • The truth about meditation
  • How every business can create amazing experiences for their customers
  • Flawed business models and how they should really operate

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Links From the Show:

If you want to connect with Mark, you can find him on Twitter @MarkEckhardt, his website, MarkEckhardt.com or by Email.

Books Mentioned In Today’s Show:

Bands & Artists Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Could You Do Me a Favor?

If you haven’t already could you leave us a review of the podcast on iTunes HERE? I read every single one of them and truly appreciate you guys for doing it.

Thank you.

Get on the Show

Helping every member of The Renegade Nation is my passion. It’s why I get up each morning.

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http://jasonferruggia.com/do-shit-that-matters/feed/ 0 If you want to wake up excited about going to work every day you've gotta do shit that matters. - That's what it's all about. Making a difference. Improving people's lives. Making it easier for them. Solving problems. Helping those in need. - If you want to wake up excited about going to work every day you've gotta do shit that matters. That's what it's all about. Making a difference. Improving people's lives. Making it easier for them. Solving problems. Helping those in need. That's one of the main topics of this episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show podcast. We've got an interview with my buddy, Mark Eckhardt. Mark is the Co- CEO of Common. Common is a worldwide collaborative community of creative and business professionals, designed to accelerate social innovation by redefining the capitalist narrative. Their mission isn't just to sell stuff, but to help the people doing "shit that matters" make sure it really matters. Today's Podcast Topics Include: My preparation for our last minute trip to the Austin City Limits Festival What I'm listening to right now and some music recommendations for you guys Why it's so important to do shit that matters Should a business designed to give back really make a profit? How to change your career to do something that makes a difference How Mark was selected as one of “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce The importance of being able to listen to and understand someone How to continually better yourself The defense mechanisms we all put up that hold us back How to get out of your comfort zone on a regular basis The truth about meditation How every business can create amazing experiences for their customers Flawed business models and how they should really operate Listen To The Jay Ferruggia Show To listen, you can either hit the flash audio player below, or browse the links to find your preferred format … Click here to download this episode Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Click here for the Renegade Radio RSS Feed (non-iTunes)   Links From the Show: BioTrust.Com - Use the coupon code "Renegade" at checkout for 20% off your order RenegadeRoastingCo.com Austin City Limits Festival Common Marketplace Common's MBA If you want to connect with Mark, you can find him on Twitter @MarkEckhardt, his website, MarkEckhardt.com or by Email. Books Mentioned In Today's Show: Your Brain At Work Zen & The Brain This Is Service Design Thinking Deep Nutrition Business Model Generation Transforming #1 Bands & Artists Mentioned in Today's Show: Phantogram The Gas Light Anthem Spoon Broken Bells Bleachers Zedd Paolo Nutini Capital Cities Interpol Outkast Eminem Pearl Jam D Nice Busta Rhymes Audio Two MC Lyte Ol' Dirty Bastard Akinyele The Luniz AZ Kris Kross Young Black Teenagers Drake Could You Do Me a Favor? If you haven't already could you leave us a review of the podcast on iTunes HERE? I read every single one of them and truly appreciate you guys for doing it. Thank you. Get on the Show Helping every member of The Renegade Nation is my passion. It's why I get up each morning. Got a question you want me to answer on the show? Email me at Podcast@JasonFerruggia.com and I'll answer it on a future show. NO AUTHOR no 34:21
Sex & Dating Advice From Former Men’s Health “Girl Next Door” Columnist http://jasonferruggia.com/sex-dating-advice/ http://jasonferruggia.com/sex-dating-advice/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:36:55 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=14418 On the latest episode of The Jay Ferruggia show I was joined by Former Men’s Health Girl Next Door columnist, Naomi Piercy. She’s the expert when it comes to sex, dating and relationships. And who doesn’t wanna step up their game in those categories? So we surveyed you guys for some question and had Naomi […]

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sex and dating tipsOn the latest episode of The Jay Ferruggia show I was joined by Former Men’s Health Girl Next Door columnist, Naomi Piercy.

She’s the expert when it comes to sex, dating and relationships.

And who doesn’t wanna step up their game in those categories?

So we surveyed you guys for some question and had Naomi answer them all in this fun, fast paced, episode.

 

Aside from being the authority on hooking up she’s also a co-founder of BBQ Films, an immersive film screening society. They throw incredibly cool parties, which we discuss on the show.

If you grew up in the 80’s you’ll be dying to get to one of these after you hear her describe what goes down.

I do the show for you guys and love taking your questions. Got a question you want me to answer on the show?

Email me at Podcast@JasonFerruggia.com and I’ll answer it on a future show.

Today’s Podcast Topics Include:

  • How long does a guy need to last in bed?
  • The importance of scheduling a “sex-cation”
  • What are signals that she’s really into you?
  • How to get her to go home with you.
  • What to do when you get her there.
  • Huge turnoffs that will kill your chances of scoring
  • How to decorate your place to make a woman feel comfortable
  • The truth about porn in relationships
  • 3 suggestions for keeping a marriage full of passion
  • Exciting ideas for “adventure” dates
  • How to be an Alpha Male and not a douchebag
  • How to know when to approach a girl in a bar
  • What to say and how to act when you do
  • The importance of having confidence
  • How to channel your inner badass

Listen To The Jay Ferruggia Show

To listen, you can either hit the flash audio player below, or browse the links to find your preferred format …

 

Links From the Show:

Could You Do Me a Favor?

If you haven’t already could you leave us a review of the podcast on iTunes HERE? I read every single one of them and truly appreciate you guys for doing it.

Thank you.

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http://jasonferruggia.com/sex-dating-advice/feed/ 0 On the latest episode of The Jay Ferruggia show I was joined by Former Men's Health Girl Next Door columnist, Naomi Piercy. - She's the expert when it comes to sex, dating and relationships. - And who doesn't wanna step up their game in those categor... On the latest episode of The Jay Ferruggia show I was joined by Former Men's Health Girl Next Door columnist, Naomi Piercy. She's the expert when it comes to sex, dating and relationships. And who doesn't wanna step up their game in those categories? So we surveyed you guys for some question and had Naomi answer them all in this fun, fast paced, episode.   Aside from being the authority on hooking up she's also a co-founder of BBQ Films, an immersive film screening society. They throw incredibly cool parties, which we discuss on the show. If you grew up in the 80's you'll be dying to get to one of these after you hear her describe what goes down. I do the show for you guys and love taking your questions. Got a question you want me to answer on the show? Email me at Podcast@JasonFerruggia.com and I'll answer it on a future show. Today's Podcast Topics Include: How long does a guy need to last in bed? The importance of scheduling a "sex-cation" What are signals that she’s really into you? How to get her to go home with you. What to do when you get her there. Huge turnoffs that will kill your chances of scoring How to decorate your place to make a woman feel comfortable The truth about porn in relationships 3 suggestions for keeping a marriage full of passion Exciting ideas for “adventure” dates How to be an Alpha Male and not a douchebag How to know when to approach a girl in a bar What to say and how to act when you do The importance of having confidence How to channel your inner badass Listen To The Jay Ferruggia Show To listen, you can either hit the flash audio player below, or browse the links to find your preferred format … Click here to download this episode Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Click here for the Renegade Radio RSS Feed (non-iTunes)   Links From the Show: Renegade Roasting Co  BBQ Films The Game by Neil Strauss The Tao of Badass The Tao of Badass The Tao of Badass The Tao of Badass Could You Do Me a Favor? If you haven't already could you leave us a review of the podcast on iTunes HERE? I read every single one of them and truly appreciate you guys for doing it. Thank you. NO AUTHOR no 49:19
3 Lifting Mistakes You MUST Not Make http://jasonferruggia.com/3-lifting-mistakes-you-must-not-make/ http://jasonferruggia.com/3-lifting-mistakes-you-must-not-make/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:16:18 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=1130 If you’re a skinny dude who is serious about building muscle and getting stronger there are three very critical mistakes that you absolutely can’t afford to make. I can’t tell you how many times I see guys in the gym committing these cardinal sins and how badly I wish I could help them all. Unfortunately […]

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DDraper0037If you’re a skinny dude who is serious about building muscle and getting stronger there are three very critical mistakes that you absolutely can’t afford to make.

I can’t tell you how many times I see guys in the gym committing these cardinal sins and how badly I wish I could help them all.

Unfortunately I can’t save everyone but I’ll always do my best to give my loyal readers an unfair advantage over everyone else.

Mistake #1: Not Training Frequently Enough

One critical mistake skinny guys  make is to follow traditional bodybuilding advice and only train each muscle group once per week.

If someone just arrived here from Mars and I told them the best way to improve something was to do it only once per week they would think I was absolutely insane.

To elicit a growth response you must train frequently enough and also provide the muscles with a certain level of volume.

Research and empirical evidence has shown this to be roughly 50-100 reps per muscle group, per week. Any less than this will usually not be enough for anyone but the inexperienced newbie who is just starting to train for the very first time.

How you reach that magical number of total reps is very important, however. If you do them all in one workout you’ll make far slower gains than if you broke them up into two sessions of 25-50 reps or three sessions of 17-33 reps.

Doing that will allow you to get two or three times as many growth stimulating workouts per year, per body part. I think anyone can do the math on that one and see which option would be more productive.

Mistake #2: Training Too Long

The next mistake is allowing your workouts to last more than 60 minutes (not including warm up time). After your first heavy set of any workout your body will start pumping out growth hormone and testosterone at much higher levels than normal.

Blood tests have shown this increased anabolic hormone release to peak at around a half hour into your workout. By 45 minutes you are back down close to baseline. After that point cortisol production starts to take over testosterone output.

That is why you have to get in and out of the gym as fast as possible.

Mistake #3: Always Using the Same Weights

The third critical mistake I see on a regular basis is people constantly using the same weights. I’ve said this a million times but it bears repeating, the most important thing you can do if you want to build muscle faster than everyone else in your gym is to regularly add weight to the bar.

Consistent strength gains in a hypertrophy rep range will build muscle faster than anything else you do in the gym.

This may go against a lot of what you have read but think about it logically.

If you took two twins and had one do supersets, drop sets, forced reps and steadily increase his training volume over the course of six months, then had the other simply double the weight he could do for eight reps on a squat, deadlift, military press and chin up, which twin do you think would be bigger at the end of the experiment?

The answer should be obvious.

Eliminate these mistakes today and start growing tomorrow.

Train hard.

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