The Insider’s Guide to Optimal Strength Training – Episode 446

Posted by Jason Ferruggia on July 30, 2022

You’ve got questions. 

And you know, I’ve got answers. 

I’m back with another jam packed Q&A to help you live and train optimally, feel your best, and crush your goals.

A few of the questions I address today are: 

  • How can you avoid the inevitable elbow, forearm, and shoulder issues that come with chin-ups? [3:00]
  • Can you make significant progress on a 4-day, push pull legs split? [7:20]
  • What is clean failure? And how many sets should you be taking to failure? [9:18]
  • What’s the easiest way to fix poor posture? [11:12]
  • How much protein should you be eating per day? [13:47]
  • How do you navigate multiple rep ranges? [16:42]
  • What’s the best way to do drop sets? [28:52]
  • How many days should you train per week? And what to do on off days? [31:18]
  • Who are my recommended kettlebell training pros? [34:52]

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Looking for more ways to get the most out of training?

For even more great listening check out:

How to STOP Wasting Time in the Gym

Do Pull Ups Suck, Is 1 Set to Failure the Best Way to Train, Is Stress Killing Your Gains?


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