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Mar 28, 2022

How does being sore after a workout contribute to your success?  How can you utilize eccentric loading and isometric training for hypertrophy?  Plus... will glycogen depletion hinder anabolic signaling?

Today's episode debunks the many myths and misnomers of building muscle.  We are joined by Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, a renowned fitness expert, who is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training.

Dr. Brad Schoenfeld's PhD thesis focused on clarifying the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy, and their applications to resistance training; he is also a lifelong drug-free bodybuilder.  Both muscle-building fanatics and novices have a lot to gain from Dr. Schoenfeld's expertise.

You'll learn:

  • What causes muscle soreness and how much is TOO much.
  • How to balance heavy lifting with health and wellness.
  • When to utilize full vs partial ROM in your training.
  • How to maximize hypertrophy in the isometric, concentric, and eccentric movement phases.
  • The ONE guaranteed driver of muscle growth.

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