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Ep. #1010: Q&A: “Boring” Training, How Calves Grow, New Books, 1-Rep Max Tests, and More

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Why are baby calves so hard to grow? Are cool downs necessary? Can Bulgarian split squats replace barbell squats? When do I do a live, in-person meet-and-greet? Why do some people find a carnivore diet so helpful? How can you keep up with progress while on international vacation? All that and more in this Q&A podcast.

More than Instagram, I started doing weekly Q&A on stories, and it occurred to me that many podcast listeners would enjoy hearing these questions and my short answers. So, instead of talking about one thing in one episode, I will talk about different questions. And remember that some of these questions are just for fun.

So if you want to ask me on my Instagram stories, follow me on Instagram (@muscleforlifefitness), and if I answer your question there, it might just be a podcast episode!

If you like this type of episode, let me know. Send me an email ( or direct message me on Instagram. And if you don’t like it, let me know that too or you think it could be better.


0:00 – My free quiz to answer all your food questions:

1:54 – Boxers or briefs?

2:15 – Why are your workouts so boring?

5:12 – Is it worth experimenting with testosterone?

7:48 – Will the cable fly or sink?

8:09 – Why are calves so hard to grow?

10:29 – How can I repay you for changing my life?

11:20 – How important are cool downs? Can I skip them?

12:29 – Why did you raise the price of your protein powder?

14:39 – Should a 145 pound guy with 14% body fat lifting for the first time start with a bulk or a cut?

19:03 – Does the progressive overload principle apply to accessory exercises?

21:24 – What can I do to continue my development while on international vacation?

22:16 – Can you do a US meet and greet “tour” of some kind?

23:09 – Why do you think the carnivore diet has so many positive testimonials when it’s mostly bs?

24:33 – When Bigger Stronger Vol. 4 came out?

26:44 – Are Bulgarian split squats a permanent replacement for the barbell back squat?

27:23 – How do you incorporate 1 rep max into your routine?

28:51 – Can you do 4-6 reps even with isolation exercises?

30:23 – Is it common that 10 reps of the deadlift looks like hell in Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger?

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