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How to Eat More, Drink Alcohol, AND Get Lean – Episode 437

Is the all-in approach the only way to get lean? Can you really get jacked without sacrificing EVERYTHING? continue reading.

Biggest Lesson from 2020, My Best Biz Decision Ever, and How to Stay Consistent in the Gym – Episode 372

You guys kept asking for more of them, so this week we have another listener Q&A packed full of great info.  I hope you get a ton out of it. And if you have any follow up questions or anything you want me to answer on a future episode please email podcast@JasonFerruggia.com and we’ll do our best to get to them all.  Thanks! Scroll Down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to listen… continue reading.

The Return of Nate Miyaki: Training & Nutrition for Physique Transformation – Episode 344

Nate Miyaki is “The People’s Physique Champ,” and even more importantly, he’s one helluva nice guy who I’m proud to call a friend.  A 4-time Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author, Nate’s work has appeared in Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, LIVESTRONG, Bodybuilding.com and T-Nation.  He was named one of The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness and one of the Top 50 Hottest Trainers in America.   This episode delivers incredible value to anyone interested in building a badass body that feels and performs as great as it looks!  You’ll benefit from me and Nate just catching up… continue reading.

Training for Older Meatheads, Increasing Chin Ups, Battling Adrenal Fatigue – Episode 333

Here in Southern Cali we are on day 278 of quarantine. Or something like that. Who knows? It’s all blending together. Is it Tuesday or is it Friday? Who knows?  All I know is you gotta stay strong, stay positive and stay training.  To break up the monotony of staring at your four walls,  I’ve got a brand new Renegade Radio podcast for you where I answer quite a few listener questions, like these… Scroll down for Show Notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunes… continue reading.

3 Words to Live By, BS Training Myths, Eating for Gains, and The 4 Pillars of a Successful Life – Episode 292

In this episode I share my thoughts on a variety of topics. I rant. I curse. I get fired up. And I answer your questions.  Download it now and listen to all the shenanigans! Scroll down for show notes: Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to listen on SoundCloudClick here to subscribe via StitcherRight-click here and choose… continue reading.

A Power Athlete’s Guide to Getting Jacked with John Welbourn – Episode 283

In this episode of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast I have the pleasure of sitting down with 9-year NFL Veteran, and the founder of CrossFit Football and Power Athlete HQ, John Welbourn. John is the mastermind behind the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD, the self proclaimed industry leading training program for packing on size and thick slabs of muscle. He also created his “Talk to me Johnnie” website and blog as a resource for power athletes looking to unlock their potential. Whether you want to get big and strong, lean and muscular, athletic and mobile or a combination of it all, you’ll learn… continue reading.

How to Change Your Life Through Fitness with Chris Dufey – Episode 195

Training is not just about building bigger muscles. It’s about building a new you, inside and out. Ask anyone who’s experienced a real transformation. They’ll tell you the physical changes are only part of the equation.  It’s the newfound confidence and emotional strength that truly changes a person and sets them on course towards a new life. Chris Dufey is a personal trainer, author, speaker and podcast host.  As an overweight kid, Chris struggled with depression, shyness, and inability to make friends.  After high school he found fitness and it changed his life.  His incredible transformation inspired him to help other people change their… continue reading.

4 Gironda Muscle Building Laws

My company’s logo depicts a recreation of a picture of Arthur Saxon taken in 1906. That’s because I’ve been obsessed with “old school” strength training methods for over 23 years. Whether we’re talking music, sneakers or training I’m old school through and through. From Hackenshmidt to Paul Anderson to Mentzer to Kaz, they’ve all been a huge influence along the way in shaping the Renegade Method and how I design training programs today. Vince Gironda was another big influence who was light years ahead of his time. Like me, Vince was a renegade; a rebel who never… continue reading.

Renegade Meets Gironda

Most of you know by now how much I love the old school pioneers of the Iron Game. One of those legends I always pay my respects to is “The Iron Guru” Vince Gironda. Today I’m gonna give you an awesome way to combine the  Renegade Method with Vince’s training principles. First, start your workout with some type of explosive power exercise like a jump, throw or Olympic lift. This is pretty much a Renegade staple. Three to five sets of 1-5 reps will be sufficient for most people. After that move on to your maximal strength exercise. That will… continue reading.

The Kids Are Alright

Originally published at EliteFTS.com 11/2005 Last night I closed the doors to my strength and conditioning facility for the last time. After over ten years in the same town and the same building, it was time for me to move on to new challenges. When I finished carrying the final few medicine balls out to my truck I locked the doors permanently. I pulled out of the parking lot and headed to meet a few friends for dinner. When I arrived I walked into a surprise party thrown for me by over thirty of my closest clients. continue reading.