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How to Get Jacked – Episode 314

In this Q&A episode I cover exactly what you need to know in order to get jacked. Everything from frequency to volume to sets, reps, intensity and more.  Of course, I think everyone should train like an athlete and in a way that leaves you “always ready.” So I cover what you need to do to ensure that you stay explosive and athletic as you get older. Scroll down for show notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunes… continue reading.

What to Eat to Get Ripped: Optimizing Your Macros with Jason Phillips

When it comes to writing diets that get people shredded and jacked, Jason Phillips is the man. He works with some of the top athletes and physique competitors in the world and is second to none when it comes to nutrition coaching. If you want to know exactly how much to eat, what to eat and when to eat it, he’s your guy. Confused about carbs, protein and fat? Jason will break down the specific macros you need to build your best body ever. Today’s Topics Include: The biggest dietary myths. Dairy and it’s impact on intense exercise. Reducing inflammation. The… continue reading.

Getting Shredded & Jacked with BJ Gaddour

BJ Gaddour is a renowned fitness expert known for his metabolic bodybuilding style of workouts. He’s a former fat guy turned cover model and the former fitness director for Men’s Health. BJ lost over 50 pounds and fitness completely transformed his life. He’s now jacked and shredded and helps countless others get in the best shape of their lives. On this episode of The Renegade Radio Podcast BJ is gonna share all his training and nutrition secrets.   Topics Include: BJ’s introduction to fitness and the life changing impact it had The biggest training mistakes he made Why lifting… continue reading.

Getting Jacked Without The Joint Pain

You often hear that skinny guys, aka “hardgainers,” should do nothing but the big power lifts. That’s sh*t advice. Most “hardgainers” have pencil necks, pipe cleaner forearms, string bean calves and tiny joints. They’re also tight and immobile. All this is what makes you a “hardgainer.” If being skinny was your only issue but you had big joints and the right structure for big lifts getting jacked would be easy. You could do any of those typical programs and you’d feel great and get huge. But you don’t, so you… continue reading.

Accumulation and Intensification: How to Build Muscle Like Clockwork with CONTROLLED Overtraining

By Nick Nilsson Overtraining is NOT evil. In fact, overtraining can be exactly what you need to achieve continuous and rapid results in your training and breakthrough muscle-building plateaus! So first, what IS overtraining? Overtraining is, most simply, training too much. Your body is unable to recover from the volume or frequency of training and begins to break down. You not only lose motivation to train, you become more susceptible to injury and illness, and you may even start to go backwards in your training, getting smaller and weaker on almost a daily basis. So how can… continue reading.

3 Ways to Build Muscle Fast

To build muscle fast you need to present the body with a stimulus that it isn’t used to. This stress will cause the body to adapt by building itself up bigger and stronger. Where most people go wrong is that they think they need to annihilate the muscle in order to elicit any type of response. This is counterproductive. When you annihilate the muscle with tons of sets, reps and constantly train to failure and beyon you drastically increase your recovery time. The problem with that is that training frequency is very important. So when you… 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.

How to Build Muscle with High Reps

Although I am not a fan of high reps on most exercises for most lifters, there are actually times when I do recommend them. So if you want to learn how to build muscle with high reps, then read on. When you are more advanced and have developed a respectable level of strength, high reps can actually be a great tool for stimulating new muscle growth. The reason I don’t recommend high reps to beginners is because they don’t have the strength, coordination or stabilization to maintain perfect form throughout a long duration set… continue reading.