The Science of Building Muscle with Bret Contreras – Episode 185

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

Get ready to get jacked. My guest today is “The Glute Guy,” Bret Contreras. He’s a renowned fitness expert who knows quite a bit about the science of building muscle and getting strong.

Bret has made an incredible transformation with his own body and has helped thousands of others do the same. He has the unique ability to blend science, real world experience and critical thinking. This leads to great advice and even better training programs.

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this fast paced discussion with Bret on every aspect of training we could cover in an hour.

Topics Discussed Include:

  • How heavy should you lift?
  • Is training to failure helpful or harmful?
  • Should you do full body workouts or splits?
  • The low frequency myth of body part splits.
  • What’s the optimal volume per muscle group?
  • What’s the optimal frequency per muscle group?
  • Low reps vs. medium reps vs. high reps. What’s best?
  • Is getting a pump necessary? Does it cause muscle growth?
  • How much muscle damage should you cause in your workouts?
  • The importance of muscular tension, and how to create it optimally.
  • Submaximal higher volume training vs. high intensity, lower volume training.
  • And so much more.

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