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The Absolute Strength Podcast

Welcome to The Absolute Strength Podcast hosted by powerlifter and fitness entrepreneur, Kyle Hunt. This is a show dedicated to providing quality information on all things strength culture. The podcast features conversations with some of the biggest names in the fitness industry. New episodes are released multiple times every week! Business inquiries: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com
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Now displaying: August, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

In this episode, I answer questions mostly surrounding building muscle and getting jacked! Sit back, relax and enjoy!

 

Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/

 

Questions on the show:

Q1- Hi Kyle, I started lifting weights a couple years ago but honestly I just started making progress about 6 months ago when I bought your Absolute Strength Program. My question is, if I am following your Absolute Strength Program, what is the best way to go about my nutrition to make sure I continue gaining muscle and strength? For context, I am 6ft tall and weight 165lbs.

Q2 - I seem to get mixed opinions on this depending on who I ask, and imagine some other lifters might too: The idea of direct ab work.

So, ab work in general (probably especially the types where you're not purposely causing too much lumbar flexion, extension, and torsion) like planks, ab-wheel rollouts, roman chair leg lifts and such - are they really beneficial to a lifter from the perspective of helping you become a better lifter?  I mean, I get the structural benefits of having strong abs to support your lower back but can ab work actually help put lbs onto your total? 

Q3 – I understand hypertrophy is very important to getting stronger. Are there any benefits to spending a large portion of time in a powerlifting offseason focusing almost entirely on hypertrophy/bodybuilding training with maybe only one top set per week between 1-5 reps for Squat, Bench, and Deadlift?

Q4: What are the best foods to eat if you struggle to take in enough calories during a weight gaining cycle? Keep in mind, I’m a college kid with limited funds.

Q5: What are your favorite exercises for each muscle group with the purpose of building muscle?

Q6: What is the purpose behind all your #consistency posts on Instagram?

 

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

Get Strong Now with the Absolute Strength Powerlifting Program: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/absolute-strength/

 

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Aug 28, 2018

In this episode, Derek Charlebois and I answer training questions from my Instagram. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

 

Questions we answer on the show:

1- USAPL Southeast Regionals Meet Recap

2- What are your thoughts on people who are "boycotting" the USAPL?

3- How long of a rest do you take after a meet before returning to structured training?

4- Optimal weekly volume/frequency for the big 3 for an intermediate lifter? 

5- Do you put more emphasis on the Squat, Bench, and Deadlift or do you put more emphasis on accessories and variations?

6- What does your training look like the week leading up to a meet?

7- What is the best way to recover from a joint injury?

8- Lifting split to supplement training jiu-jitsu 4x a week?

9- What do you like most about competing? 

10- Do you ever see yourself changing training styles? ie. CrossFit, Strongman, Bodybuilding, Olympic Lifting, etc

11- How often should you try to hit PRs in the gym? Also, how often can you implement heavy singles in training?

12- How would you adjust training and nutrition if you were working a labor-intensive job 10 hours a day?

 

Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/

 

Connect with Derek: 

https://www.prbreaker.com/

Instagram: @DerekCharlebois

 

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

Get Strong Now with the Absolute Strength Powerlifting Program: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/absolute-strength/

 

Get 10% OFF PR Breaker Materia Pre Workout:

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Take your mobility to the next level with a Mobility WOD Subscription

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*Or just get 10 days FREE to try it out.

 

 

 

Aug 24, 2018

In this episode, I sit down with powerlifting world champ, Charlie Dickson. 

Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/

 

Connect with Charlie: 

Instagram: @cdickson3245

 

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

Get Strong Now with the Absolute Strength Powerlifting Program: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/absolute-strength/

 

Get 10% OFF PR Breaker Materia Pre Workout:

DISCOUNT CODE: “hunt10” at https://www.prbreaker.com/

 

Take your mobility to the next level with a Mobility WOD Subscription

DISCOUNT CODE: “Kyle15” at http://bit.ly/MWODkyle

*Or just get 10 days FREE to try it out. 

 

Aug 22, 2018

In this episode, I sit down with MTV Star and Fitness Entrepreneur, Emily Schromm.  

 

Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/

 

Connect with Emily: 

https://www.emilyschromm.com/

Instagram: @EmilySchromm

 

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

Get Strong Now with the Absolute Strength Powerlifting Program: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/absolute-strength/

 

Get 10% OFF PR Breaker Materia Pre Workout:

DISCOUNT CODE: “hunt10” at https://www.prbreaker.com/

 

Take your mobility to the next level with a Mobility WOD Subscription

DISCOUNT CODE: “Kyle15” at http://bit.ly/MWODkyle

*Or just get 10 days FREE to try it out.

Aug 16, 2018

In this episode, I answer questions submitted from Instagram and my newsletter subscribers. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/

 

Questions on the show:

1- How do you design training programs for older athletes in their late 30's or early 40's? 

2- Do you use the RPE scale or percentage based training for intermediate lifters?

3- How do you improve speed off the floor with sumo deadlifts?

4- Do you calculate the volume lifted for all of your programs, or do you simply increase intensity over time?

5- If you had to pick one, what is more important - consistency in your diet or training? 

6- What is the peak age performance wise of a strength athlete?

7- Thoughts on training volume vs. intensity for the best way to increase strength? 

8- What are some tips for building a big chest?

9- Do you ever do any hypertrophy training? Or, do all of the gains come from powerlifting?

10- How do you know when you're approaching your genetic potential/limit as a strength athlete? Or, is there even such a thing as a genetic ceiling?

11- Do you believe in bodyweight set points? If so, how do you set one after losing weight?

12- Do you always program deloads every 4 weeks or no? Also, what are your thoughts on peaking for a beginner lifter?

 

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

Get Strong Now with the Absolute Strength Powerlifting Program: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/absolute-strength/

 

Get 10% OFF PR Breaker Materia Pre Workout:

DISCOUNT CODE: “hunt10” at https://www.prbreaker.com/

 

Take your mobility to the next level with a Mobility WOD Subscription

DISCOUNT CODE: “Kyle15” at http://bit.ly/MWODkyle

*Or just get 10 days FREE to try it out.

 

Aug 13, 2018

In this episode, I answer questions from my Instagram and newsletter subscribers. 

Questions in the show: 

Q1- With a powerlifting meet coming up, I'm curious how you go about attempt selection?

Q2- Are there any "hacks" to figuring out a good amount of carbs to eat in a day?

Q3- When eating protein, does it help build muscle the day of or for yesterday's lift? 

Q4- Will you compete at Raw Nationals in 2018 and/or 2019?

Q5- What are some traits that a person can have that says they have a "great" genetics?

Q6- Is there a sponsorship or job offer you wished you had not turned down or regret taking on?

Q7- Do you overhead press for bench press gains?

Q8- What is your daily stretching/mobility routine?

Q9- What are your views on bench or squat everyday styles of training during a bench or squat focused block? Is there any benefit to it or does it do more harm than good?

Q10- How do you prevent elbow pain on low bar squats?

Q11- Can you do too much mobility work?

Q12- What is the most overlooked aspect of being a personal trainer or an online coach?

 

Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/

  

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

Get Strong Now with the Absolute Strength Powerlifting Program: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/absolute-strength/

 

Get 10% OFF PR Breaker Materia Pre Workout:

DISCOUNT CODE: “hunt10” at https://www.prbreaker.com/

 

Take your mobility to the next level with a Mobility WOD Subscription

DISCOUNT CODE: “Kyle15” at http://bit.ly/MWODkyle

*Or just get 10 days FREE to try it out.

 

 

Aug 7, 2018

In this episode, I talk about 7 common powerlifting (and general strength training) mistakes I frequently see athletes make. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! 

 

Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/

 

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

Get Strong Now with the Absolute Strength Powerlifting Program: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/absolute-strength/

 

Get 10% OFF PR Breaker Materia Pre Workout:

DISCOUNT CODE: “hunt10” at https://www.prbreaker.com/

 

Take your mobility to the next level with a Mobility WOD Subscription

DISCOUNT CODE: “Kyle15” at http://bit.ly/MWODkyle

*Or just get 10 days FREE to try it out.

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