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How to Fix Your Digestion with Wade Lightheart – Episode 350

“We aren’t what we eat.  We’re what we digest, absorb, and utilize.”   Wade Lightheart has built his career on helping people understand this philosophy and implement it in their lives.   He is the co-creator and President of biOptimizers, a company that delivers the best in health and nutrition supplements.  A 3-time Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Wade is one of the world’s premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods.   If you want to know how to improve your physique and optimize your health, we have ya covered in this episode.   Scroll Down for Show Notes:… 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.

The “Meathead Millionaire”, Mark Bell: Either You’re In or You’re In The Way – Episode 255

Mark Bell is one of the most recognizable and successful men in the fitness industry. Known as the “meathead millionaire,” Mark has managed to parlay a successful powerlifting career into a multi-million dollar business empire. He is the creator and U.S. patent holder of one of the highest-selling fitness inventions in history, the Slingshot, and a subsequent line of fitness apparel. Mark is also the owner of “The Strongest Gym in the West,” Super Training Gym, a strength coach and fitness expert, host of the hit podcast “Mark Bell’s Power Cast,” and the owner of internationally distributed, Power Magazine. Perhaps… continue reading.

Arthur Saxon on Conditioning

Arthur Saxon was a big influence on me, as obvious by the Renegade logo at the top of this site. I’m obsessed with old time strongmen and old school methods of training. One of the things I like about the early days of Physical Culture is that everyone did everything. Meaning that bodybuilders lifted heavy weights and competed in contests where they had to do more than pose. Lifters possessed impressive physiques and usually didn’t gain unnecessary fat to simply improve their leverages on an exercise and lift more weight. Olympic lifts were not practiced only by… continue reading.

Deadly Combination For Size & Strength

Question: I’ve read that the best way to get bigger and stronger is to train exclusively in the 8-12 range like bodybuilders. Then I turn around and someone is telling me that I should go heavy and only train in the 1-5 rep range for the best gains in size and strength. So which one is it? Answer: Before I answer your question I have to preface it with the fact that beginners should always stick with basic programs and reps in the 5-8 range. Nothing higher than 8, and nothing lower than 5. Do that… continue reading.

Reps: How to do Them Properly

Now I know what you’re thinking; “What a boring ass blog post topic.” But it’s a topic I feel needs to be addressed because some people just don’t seem to have a clue what they’re doing. Or maybe I just feel that way because I’m so OCD and incredibly analytic that I see and think about things that most people never do. But I promise I will do my best to make this worth your time. Go to a public gym and watch ten different people perform a set of ten reps. You may see speed reps, grinder reps, death… continue reading.

Is a Pump Needed to Build Muscle?

Is a pump needed to build muscle? Some people emphatically state that getting a good pump is necessary. Others say just the opposite. First of all, the ability to easily obtain a good pump is a sign that your body is in an anabolic state and ready to train. It shows us that the body and the cells are well hydrated and ready to grow. Some days, you go to the gym and can’t get a pump no matter what you do. Your body is telling you something, and that something is that you are not in… continue reading.

Natural Protein Powders

I have been getting a lot of questions about how to avoid aspartame and what kind of protein powder I recommend to those that still like to drink shakes. First of all, let me point out that there are several studies which show numerous detrimental effects from artificial sweeteners, such as memory loss, birth defects, links to cancer and erectile problems in males (if all the other ones don’t scare you, I’m guessing the last one might cause you to raise an eyebrow). Mysteriously, none of these studies are conducted in the United States. I’m sure everyone can figure out… continue reading.