The 3DMJ coaches are back with another Q&A session!
In this episode, Andrea and Eric answer over 17 questions directly related to physique and performance enhancement. Some of the topics addressed include: testosterone’s effect on muscle-mass, planned vs. autoregulated deloads, exercise substitution frequency, how to maintain a leaner physique, correcting forward-lean during high-bar squatting, and many more.
If you enjoy listening and learning about different nutrition and training strategies for improving the human physique, this episode is sure to provide you with a few new gold nuggets of information. Sit back, relax, and enjoy over two hours of evidence-based conversation.
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3:35- The effect of testosterone on muscle-mass
10:00- Maintaining the leanest physique you can
23:25- How 3DMJ as a business handles situations where an athlete is, or is believed to be, using performance enhancing drugs
41:32- Favorite coaching moments
53:43- Correcting forward-lean during high-bar squatting
1:01:00-Thoughts on blood vessel injuries in hands during heavy holds
1:03:41- Is there an interference effect from training the same exercise across multiple rep-ranges?
1:12:50- Tracking steps during a gaining-phase
1:19:17- Can you maintain your muscle-mass training only 2-3x/week?
1:24:00- Exercise substitution frequency
1:29:26- Planned vs. Autoregulated deloads
1:44:43- Transitioning from a mini-cut back to a gaining-phase
1:45:45- Full-body training sessions
1:52:52- Building your athlete’s confidence
2:04:54- The best way to get started in Olympic lifting
2:10:22- Strategies for setting yourself up for a successful diet
2:12:03- Constant vs. Variable calorie intake when dieting
Selected Links from this Episode
Natural vs Enhanced: Becoming the Best Bodybuilder You Can Be ft. John Meadows- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TGJqJZ3EaA
SSD Ep.59: The Bulking Debate: Dr. Eric Helms vs Dr. Mike Israetel- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFIsCWnHiaI&t=73s
Monthly Applications in Strength Sport (MASS)- https://www.strongerbyscience.com/mass/
3DMJ Podcast #56: All About Mini-Cuts- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjygaPczbBw
Set-Up Strategies: What To Do Before Your Diet Starts (By Andrea Valdez)- https://3dmusclejourney.com/before-your-diet/
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