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How to Fix Your Elbows & Knees, High Reps vs. Low Reps, the Best Exercises for Core Stability & Lower Back Pain – Episode 384

In this listener Q&A episode we cover a variety of topics that will help you reduce injuries and improve your joint health, and build size and strength faster. We also talk about music, fashion, essential life skills and a whole lot more. Whether you want to bullet proof your body against injury, gain muscle and lose fat, or learn how to boost your confidence, you’ll find the answers here. If you ever miss an episode of Renegade Radio (and why would you?) you don’t want it to be this one! Scroll Down for Show Notes:… continue reading.

Training Legs with a Bad Back, What Are “Effective Reps,” & Recommended Natural Grooming Products – Episode 382

On this week’s Q&A episode we cover training around injuries, building muscle, nutrition, music, grooming and more.  I also give a brief explanation of how and why I ended up moving out of LA and down to Austin. And then out of Austin to our new temporary home.  Grab your headphones (preferably with a wire to avoid EMF’s!), take the dogs for a walk (or go adopt one) and enjoy.  Scroll Down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunes… continue reading.

Building Muscle, Becoming a Better Leader & Creating an Iron Paradise – Episode 371

It’s been far too long since we did a listener Q&A, but we’ve got a brand new one for you today. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions on my Instagram. If I didn’t answer yours on this episode I will do my best to answer it on the next one.  Scroll Down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to listen on SoundCloudClick here to subscribe via Stitcher… continue reading.

My Biggest Training Mistake Ever, and What Scares Me Most – Episode 349

We’ve got a listener Q&A episode of Renegade Radio this week where we discuss training volume, frequency, intensity, recovery, my biggest mistakes and much more.  Then I address the importance of “packaging and presentation,” and how to show up every day as a superstar worthy of getting paid a million dollars an hour.  Finally, I share some deep thoughts and life lessons on what we should all strive to avoid.  Scroll Down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here… continue reading.

How to Get Big Quads, Save Your Knees, and Finally Grow Your Calves – Episode 346

Once again 2020 keeps trying to kick our teeth down our throat. But we gotta do what the late, great Chadwick Boseman said and, “Press on with pride. Press on with purpose.” With that said, I’ve got another listener Q&A episode for you this week.  This week we’re going to cover how to build big, powerful legs, learn lessons from bodybuilders and powerlifters, and a lot more. Don’t miss out! Scroll Down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunes… continue reading.

Low Reps or High Reps: What’s Better? – Episode 337

In this episode we will address the question of reps. Should you do high reps or low reps? What’s better for strength gains, muscle growth, and fat loss? Does it vary from person to person? How many reps should you do as a beginner? Intermediate? Advanced lifter?  Is age a consideration? What about per muscle group?  Should you train the calves with the same rep range as the shoulders?  What if some muscles are predominantly fast twitch, and others are slow twitch? Does that change the recommendation? What load and rep range produces the best results?  And should you take… continue reading.

3 Keys to Getting Jacked – Episode 323

In this episode I rock the mic for the first time in a while and catch you up on what’s been going on over the last couple months. Then we go in depth on three critical factors that must be optimized in your training in order to maximize your results. It all starts with execution. Very few people get this right. Next is ramping up properly. This is something almost everyone screws up. And it’s a huge part of an optimized workout. Finally, we get to effort. How much effort should you put into each rep?… continue reading.

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.

The WORST “Over 40” Training Advice

Every day, wherever I look l see terrible training advice being spewed. Especially when it comes to training advice for those over 40. Often times it’s by inexperienced “fitness influencers” who have very little real world experience with real world clients. But sometimes it’s hard to know, right? Well, here’s something hard to believe… Almost EVERYTHING you have been told or taught to believe about proper training is incorrect. That, my friend, is the sad truth. And here are some more hard truths about training: High volume is not the key… continue reading.

The Only 2 Things You Need to be Jacked, Happy, and Successful – Episode 300

We’re celebrating two milestones this week. It’s episode 300 of Renegade Radio. And, on top of that, as of July, I’m officially celebrating 25 years in the fitness industry. To kick off the show I’m giving away hundreds of dollars’ worth of supplements. So be sure to listen for your name. If you missed this giveaway, you’ll have another chance next week. On this episode I’ll get into serious detail on precisely how you should be training for the best results. I’ll give you the specifics of what to do when injured. And talk about the… continue reading.

Are You Doing Too Much Volume? Optimal Frequency, Best Exercises for Abs & Traps – Episode 288

Over the last few years you may have heard some relatively new (less than 10 years of real world experience) trainers and online fitness guru’s regurgitate the following statement, “volume is the key driver of hypertrophy gains.” That statement is continually made these days because of some studies showing that those who did more sets gained more muscle. But it’s hardly conclusive and hardly the advice that everyone should adhere to. If you lack the requisite 10-25 years of real world coaching experience that it takes to wade through all this stuff, you just go with whatever’s popular at the… continue reading.

Get Strong like a Powerlifter and Jacked like a Bodybuilder with StrongFirst CEO, Fabio Zonin – Episode 259

Fabio Zonin knows how to get jacked and strong. He is the CEO of StrongFirst, founded by legendary Russian Strength & Conditioning specialist, Pavel Tsatsouline. He’s also a Master Teacher for FIF (Italian Federation of Fitness) and a former vice president of the Italian Association of Natural Bodybuilding. In this episode Fabio and I give you the keys to unlock your body’s potential. You’ll learn the difference between intensity and effort, why great form trumps everything else, how to gain muscle and feel great at the same time, and much more. Scroll down for show notes:… continue reading.