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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.

The Best Training Program For Muscle and Strength Gains – Episode 297

I’m back from some recent travels with another solo Q&A episode. I start by sharing my thoughts on the end of Game of Thrones, Sorinex Summer Strong, old school kicks, wasting money and more. I also discuss my good friend, WWE Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch. Then we get into your questions and much more! Scroll down for show notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to listen on SoundCloud… continue reading.

Getting Jacked, Strong, and Built Like a Badass — Joe DeFranco

Wanna know the best methods for getting big, strong, and athletic? Today’s episode is just for you. My guest is Joe DeFranco. Joe is one of the most successful coaches in the entire strength and conditioning world and has worked with countless pro athletes, including none other than the 14 time WWE world heavyweight champion Triple H. I’ve known Joe since 1996 and our training styles evolved in a very similar fashion, due to a lot of the same influences, which is one of the reasons I enjoy talking training with Joe more than just about anyone else on the… continue reading.

Summer Football Training

Long before I kinda “went mainstream” and had the Hardgainer column every month in Men’s Fitness and became known for my ability to help skinny guys get bigger and stronger there was a smaller, hardcore audience that knew me only as the guy who trained football players and combat athletes in a dungeon gym in New Jersey. As much as I love getting guys bigger and stronger, when you throw in the element of speed, conditioning and overall improved athleticism I get REALLY excited. That’s my true passion. If I could only train one type of client it would… continue reading.

How to Build Big Calves

Question: I have a question about how to build big calves. Mine are like string beans and I can’t get them to grow. Got any good suggestions? Answer: Whenever people ask me how to build big calves, I immediately check their training volume. High volume works best for calves. They are probably the hardest muscle to build, and if you chose the wrong parents getting them to grow is gonna be a bitch. continue reading.