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How to Get Big Quads, Save Your Knees, and Finally Grow Your Calves – Episode 346

Once again 2020 keeps trying to kick our teeth down our throat. But we gotta do what the late, great Chadwick Boseman said and, “Press on with pride. Press on with purpose.” With that said, I’ve got another listener Q&A episode for you this week.  This week we’re going to cover how to build big, powerful legs, learn lessons from bodybuilders and powerlifters, and a lot more. Don’t miss out! Scroll Down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunes… continue reading.

My Favorite Lifting Split, Workouts for Women, Training for Fat Loss – Episode 343

Today we’ve got another listener Q&A for you to enjoy while in quarantine… or on vacation. Depending on where you fall on the fear/science/political spectrum.  Who knows where anyone is or what’s going on anymore?  One thing I do know is that clangin n bangin heals what ails you.  Scroll Down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to listen on So… continue reading.

Low Reps or High Reps: What’s Better? – Episode 337

In this episode we will address the question of reps. Should you do high reps or low reps? What’s better for strength gains, muscle growth, and fat loss? Does it vary from person to person? How many reps should you do as a beginner? Intermediate? Advanced lifter?  Is age a consideration? What about per muscle group?  Should you train the calves with the same rep range as the shoulders?  What if some muscles are predominantly fast twitch, and others are slow twitch? Does that change the recommendation? What load and rep range produces the best results?  And should you take… continue reading.

Building Your Body, Business and Brand with Michael Chernow – Episode 336

Michael Chernow is a modern day Renaissance Man.  The restaurateur and entrepreneur has leveraged his creative genius, vision and relentless drive to found some of NYC’s most successful restaurants, including Seamore’s and The Meatball Shop.   He’s also a meathead at heart.  His love for fitness has not only led him to compete in bodybuilding, but also to use his entrepreneurial skills to create WellWell, a functional fitness beverage made with all natural ingredients.  The man is dedicated to inspiring the world through positivity, hospitality, and service.   Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a fitness enthusiast, or someone who just wants to… continue reading.

How to Get Focused and Dominate – Episode 334

In this episode, I share my thoughts on coronavirus, essential businesses, gyms reopening, The Last Dance, MJ vs. LeBron, the importance of quality food, keeping your immune system strong, and Robert Pattison NOT wanting to train for his role as the new Batman (spoiler alert: f*ck him then; bring Christian Bale back). Then I do a deep dive on a listener question about getting focused, blocking distractions and going all on in your most important thing.  Hope you enjoy it.  Please share this episode and leave an iTunes review.  I appreciate you for listening. continue reading.

How to Stand Out with Adam Bornstein – Episode 332

Are you and your business just another face in the crowd, caught up in a sea of mediocrity with the other poor souls?  Wanna know what it takes to stand out from the crowd so your business, and life, can have the impact on this world you know you’re capable of?   Adam Borstein is a New York Times bestselling author and the man behind some of the biggest brands on the planet including Live Strong and Men’s Health.  He has helped mega-stars like Arnold and LeBron build their brands with his marketing and business expertise.   He’s also the founder of… continue reading.

How to Stay Strong in Tough Times – Episode 331

In this solo Q&A episode of Renegade Radio I’m taking more listener questions and explaining how to stay physically, mentally and emotionally strong in tough times.  And, as we know, tough times don’t last. But resilient, relentless Renegades do. So you gotta keep moving forward. You gotta keep training. You gotta stick to your habits and routines. You gotta control your thoughts. You gotta audit your circle and who you talk to. You gotta be very careful about what kind of and how much info you consume. Keep your head up, keep your weight up, and keep the volume up… continue reading.

How to Train & Look Like an MMA Fighter with Phil Daru – Episode 325

Phil Daru is a rapidly rising strength coach for professional MMA athletes. He coaches athletes on strength and conditioning, sports specific performance, body transformation (build muscle and lose fat), and fitness. Maybe you never plan to step into the octagon yourself but that doesn’t mean you can’t look like you could. To learn how, listen to this awesome episode! Scroll down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to… continue reading.

3 Keys to Getting Jacked – Episode 323

In this episode I rock the mic for the first time in a while and catch you up on what’s been going on over the last couple months. Then we go in depth on three critical factors that must be optimized in your training in order to maximize your results. It all starts with execution. Very few people get this right. Next is ramping up properly. This is something almost everyone screws up. And it’s a huge part of an optimized workout. Finally, we get to effort. How much effort should you put into each rep?… continue reading.

Armed & Dangerous

Big arms, you gotta love em’.   Peaked biceps… Horseshoe triceps… Full, round, cannon ball delts… If there is a red-blooded man with an even an ounce of testosterone who doesn’t want a pair of thick, muscular arms, I haven’t met him yet.   Although every man who trains wants them, few fulfill their potential to build jacked arms.   But with the right approach to training you can be one of the “lucky” few.  Here’s how you do it: 1. Use LESS weight on curling exercises If you’ve followed Renegade training methods for any length of time you know we’re all about… continue reading.

Dream Big, Never Quit with Marc Megna – Episode 321

Marc Megna was never afraid to dream big. During his pro football career the retired NFL Linebacker was coached by some of the greatest in the game, including Bill Belichick, Bill Parcels, Pete Carroll and Dick Lebeau. The lessons he learned from these legends would carry over to his second act in life. After designing training programs for teammates, he realized he could make a career out of his passion for fitness. Scroll down for show notes: Click here to subscribe via… continue reading.

Reclaim Your Power and Create a Life Worth Living with Mike DeSanti – Episode 319

Mike DeSanti is not only one of the most impactful, successful Transformation Trainers in the world, but he also happens to be an incredible human being and someone I’ve had the privilege of being friends with since I was a kid. Mike’s passion is helping other men discover how to find real meaning and purpose in their own lives. His new book, “New Man Emerging: An Awakening Man’s Guide to Living a Life… continue reading.

Jordan Harbinger: How to Find Your ONE Thing and Go All In – Episode 316

Often referred to as “The Larry King of Podcasting,” Jordan Harbinger is a Wall Street lawyer turned communications and social dynamics expert. With over six million downloads per month, and a top 50 iTunes ranking for over 12 years, his show “The Jordan Harbinger Show” is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. On his podcast Jordan deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful people on earth. And, in this special episode of Renegade Radio, he is here to share many of his best tips and strategies with you. If you’re in search of ways… continue reading.

Advice We’d Give to Our Younger Selves with Craig Ballantyne – Episode 310

In this awesome episode of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast I’m kicking it with my good friend, “The World’s Most Disciplined Man,” Craig Ballantyne.  While just hanging out, we ended up in a discussion about the people we were in the past and what we would tell our younger selves if we could hop in the Delorean, hit 88 MPH, and go back in time.  Whether you’re just starting out on your journey to success, or you’ve been grinding for years and want to know how to get to the next level, everyone can benefit from the wisdom and insights we… continue reading.

Why You Should Risk It All (and Quit Your Job) – Episode 308

There’s an old saying, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” In simpler terms this means in order to accomplish anything great in your life you’re going to have to be willing to take some risks.  When I first met Brian Pannuzzo, he was a Wallstreet Executive and a 7-figure earner.  He had money, nice cars, expensive clothes and a beautiful home.   He was successful by most people’s standards. And, he was unfulfilled.   Realizing the job, title, high income and all the toys in the world couldn’t bring him enduring happiness and fulfillment, he decided to risk it all to pursue his… continue reading.