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Now displaying: February, 2023
Feb 27, 2023

In episode 374 of the Absolute Strength Podcast, I discuss stress's role in our training. Stress is a topic I talk about with clients quite a bit. It's a personal topic, so it has better context in a one-on-one situation. But, collectively, I think stress's role in our training needs more attention. When creating programs, manipulating the training variables like volume, frequency, intensity, etc., is pretty straightforward in a vacuum. But life is rarely that clean. However, people tend to program like it is. Unfortunately, we are not all living in a Bulgarian Olympic lifting facility from the 1980s. When a bunch of outside stress gets stacked on each other, it will impact your training. I also answer questions on daily activity impacting performance, muscle imbalances stemming from an injury, and glute training for powerlifting. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! 

 

Questions on the show:

Q1: I work an active job, so I usually take 14-20 thousand steps per day. What kind of effect does that have on muscle gain and strength? Is there a point where doing too many steps will hinder my progress?

Q2: I tore my ACL and meniscus a few years back. I no longer have knee pain, but my right hamstring is still much weaker and cramps up easily. I'm worried RDLs and good mornings will just get taken over by my stronger leg. Do you have any advice?

Q3: I don't hear you talk about glute training much. Do you train your glutes? If so, what exercises do you think carry over the most for powerlifting? 

 

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Feb 17, 2023

We are back! In episode 373 of the Absolute Strength Podcast, Derek and I answer questions from listeners. 

I appreciate everyone reaching out and wondering when the next episode was coming. I've had a crazy beginning to 2023, but I'm excited to get back to recording shows. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. 

 

Questions on the show:  

Q1: What are realistic expectations for a natural who has been lifting for five years? Have I already maxed out my progress?

Q2: Are there any benefits to sweating more during cardio? I see people wearing pants and sweatshirts while doing cardio at the gym, but it doesn't make sense to me.

Q3: How do you recommend balancing training hard to make progress while avoiding injury and burnout? Every time I get on a roll, something comes up.

Q4: What does your back training look like? Every time you post a pullup video, your back looks jacked!

Q5: My flexibility is terrible, but I hate stretching. Is there anything else I can do to improve my flexibility?

Q 6: Importance of rest days. Necessary or nah?

Q 7: I play basketball every Monday with some of my old college buddies and train powerlifting three days a week full body. I need help planning around basketball without affecting my training. How would you plan around something like that?

Q 8: What are your thoughts on carb cycling to lose weight while minimizing muscle/strength loss? 

 

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

 

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

Connect with Derek

Instagram: @DerekCharlebois

 

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Absolute Muscle

 

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Bodybuilding For Beginners on Amazon:

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