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Welcome to The Absolute Strength Podcast hosted by author, 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 fitness, sports, and business. New episodes are released every week! Business inquiries: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com
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Now displaying: March, 2022
Mar 22, 2022

In this episode, I answer questions from Instagram. 

1: Why do lighter weights sometimes feel heavier than usual?

2: I’m overweight and currently eating at maintenance. When should I start cutting for summer?

3: When does intra workout carbs make sense?

4: Advice to break out as a fitness coach in the saturated fitness coach/influencer realm we live in?

5: Are deloads a good idea? When should you do them and who are they for? And is it just by feel or is there a formula to follow?

6: Should you lower calories on rest days?

7: Would you ever compete in CrossFit or do an obstacle course race?

8: If you could have a billboard that said anything, what would it say and where would it be?

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

 

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

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Mar 15, 2022

The fitness industry is built from arguably, one of the most persuasive advertising tools in existence – the transformation picture. These “before and after’s” are used to sell everything from workout equipment, coaching, books, and supplements. But, at the personal level, these transformations sell hope.

Few things in fitness are as exciting as the prospect of losing body fat. In the beginning, simply the anticipation of seeing your abs for the first time is enough to get the wheels turning. The good news is, as long as you resistance train a few times per week, maintain a calorie deficit, and adhere to the plan, fat loss initially comes pretty easy. At this point, the process is enjoyable. However, the sunshine and rainbows won’t last forever.

The only way the body calls on stored body fat is to create an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure. The trouble is the body adapts to caloric restriction and weight loss with a range of metabolic, behavioral, and hormonal responses. As a result of these adaptations, progress slows down. On top of that, energy in the gym takes a hit, workouts get laborious, and the desire to eat goes up as hunger and cravings increase. Anyone who has dieted before knows what I am talking about. This is where most people give in. It starts with one bite and ends with you surrounded by empty pints of Ben and Jerry’s. I’m exaggerating, but you get the idea.

As we know, a caloric deficit is needed to lose fat – calories in vs. calories out. On the other hand, being in a negative calorie balance unleashes adaptations that make further fat loss more difficult. Caloric restriction is a necessary evil when it comes to fat loss. So, what do we do?

Fortunately for us, the story doesn’t have to end there. Instead, we can hack the system by implementing a strategy of occasional overfeeding. This strategy is called refeeding. It’s not magic, and I don’t want to oversell you like an unrealistic transformation picture, but refeeds have been used successfully in the bodybuilding world for years.

Read the article: https://www.kylehuntfitness.com/refeed-overeating-to-enhance-fat-loss/

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

 

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

Absolute Progress 2.0:

https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/programs/products/absolute-progress

 

Shop training programs including - Powerlifting, Powerbuilding, Bench, etc.

https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/programs

 

Bodybuilding For Beginners on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3etmDbp

 

Get 10% OFF Axe and Sledge Supplements

DISCOUNT CODE: “HUNT” at https://axeandsledge.com/

Mar 8, 2022

Two plates. It’s a milestone for every young lifter. We all remember that feeling of pushing up 225lbs for the first time. Some of us probably even remember the gym where it happened.

It’s safe to say a 225lbs bench press is a big deal. However, as we advance in our lifting career, the expectations rise. Eventually, it becomes unacceptable to just hit 225lbs for a rep or two. The next goal is to rep it with ease.

The NFL made the 225lb bench press test for max reps famous. Every year the NFL hosts a scouting combine in Indianapolis where college players go and participate in a wide range of physical events. The combine gives teams a chance to see the college prospects display their athletic abilities in a controlled environment. In addition to the bench press, the other events are the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, and various shuttle runs.

But, what makes the 225lbs bench test unique, is it gives the average gym member the rare chance to compare themselves to the best athletes in the world. It allows us average folk to see how we stack up against the freaks we watch play on Sundays.

Read the article here: https://www.kylehuntfitness.com/how-to-bench-press-225lbs-like-a-nfl-linebacker/

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

 

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

Absolute Progress 2.0:

https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/programs/products/absolute-progress

 

Shop training programs including - Powerlifting, Powerbuilding, Bench, etc.

https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/programs

 

Bodybuilding For Beginners on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3etmDbp

 

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Mar 2, 2022

In fitness, time on task should be worth a lot. However, sometimes experienced people still struggle with their fitness goals.

Why is that?

We all follow basically the same pattern with any new skill we learn. We start off wanting to get better at something, gather information from a book, website, podcast, or coach, practice until we reach an acceptable level, and then let it become automatic. For much of what we do, this is perfectly acceptable. For example, once you become a competent driver, that is sufficient. You don’t need to be world-class to get from point A to point B without running into things.

The real question is, how do we go beyond an acceptable level of competence? Unfortunately, once you reach a satisfactory skill level at something, it becomes harder and harder to continue improving. Many people come to this realization with their training after a few years. The longer you lift weights, the more work you need to do to ultimately get fewer results. At this point, the margin for error is small to continue making gains. Simply spending more time is unlikely to get it done if mistakes are still being made.

To see progress in years five, ten, or fifteen, you need to dot your I’s and cross your T’s. Over the years, I have observed a few common mistakes advanced lifters make. If you have put in the time but are still frustrated with your results, fixing these errors is a great place to start.

Read: https://www.kylehuntfitness.com/common-mistakes-advanced-lifters-make/

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

 

Connect with Kyle: 

http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/

Instagram: @huntfitness

YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV

 

Absolute Progress 2.0:

https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/programs/products/absolute-progress

 

Shop training programs including - Powerlifting, Powerbuilding, Bench, etc.

https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/programs

 

Bodybuilding For Beginners on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/3etmDbp

 

Get 10% OFF Axe and Sledge Supplements

DISCOUNT CODE: “HUNT” at https://axeandsledge.com/

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