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Contest prep coach Darin Starr discusses all topics related to bodybuilding: training, dieting, contest prep, as well as the mental and physical challenges associated with the lifestyle. For competitors and weekend warriors alike!

The Drop Set: Bodybuilding Discussion on training, nutrition, motivation and more Darin Starr

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    • 3.7, 3 Ratings

Contest prep coach Darin Starr discusses all topics related to bodybuilding: training, dieting, contest prep, as well as the mental and physical challenges associated with the lifestyle. For competitors and weekend warriors alike!

    The Drop Set – Episode 172: Pandemic Shows, Size vs. Conditioning, Pre-workout Supps, Story Time!

    The Drop Set – Episode 172: Pandemic Shows, Size vs. Conditioning, Pre-workout Supps, Story Time!

    The Drop Set – Episode 172







    0:00 – Coming in right at the start with an update from Erin (MN) on how things are working on stage and with spectators at her show next weekend







    11:02 – Dannah (MN) asking about judging preferences in terms of size vs. conditioning







    22:48 – Drew (WA) asking about pre-workout supplements – safe, effective?







    28:00 – Story time! It’s Drew’s fault, but she wanted to hear the story about how I got to where I am now – so, strap in and let’s go on a ride!

    • 46 min
    The Drop Set – Episode 171: SARMs Revisited, Crossovers, Metabolic Floor

    The Drop Set – Episode 171: SARMs Revisited, Crossovers, Metabolic Floor

    The Drop Set – Episode 171







    0:00 – Lots happening over here but you get a sample of some new music (with more in the outro too!) and a recap on what’s keeping me up at night (hint: it’s dubstep)







    11:08 – Martina (KS) has questions about SARMs – possible compounds/cycles, sources to recommend, and more – I promise you my answer here will be vague enough to make your head spin!







    20:51 – Tasha (TX) is wondering about a ‘metabolic floor’, if your maintenance level intake changes over time







    27:01 – Dannah (MN) with a good question about crossovers in shows so I break it all down from the vocabulary down to the nitty gritty







    37:19 – I respond to an email from listener Anton who has questions about why lower weight classes don’t make an appearance in the IFBB

    • 46 min
    The Drop Set – Episode 170: Quarantine Stories, Off-Season Cardio, Darin’s Quest for Better Squats

    The Drop Set – Episode 170: Quarantine Stories, Off-Season Cardio, Darin’s Quest for Better Squats

    The Drop Set – Episode 170







    0:00 – A big announcement, a rant, and more – we’re coming in hot! Except for the first 3 minutes where I futz with my audio settings because it’s a new computer and nothing is quite right!







    2:30 – Erin (MN) sharing some quarantine stories from home…tales from the dark side!







    6:27 – Bethany (GA) asking about having fats and carbs together…a problem?







    13:01 – Bethany (GA) AGAIN, double dipping! (totally allowed) This time asking about cardio during the off-season and how that might impact cardio during prep







    21:15 – Cassandra (PA) – with stories of quarantine workouts and also seeking some running alternatives for cardio when machines aren’t an option







    32:20 – Personal update from D including a breakdown on why my squats suck and how that might impact YOU.

    • 44 min
    The Drop Set – Episode 169: Gyms and Masks, Quarantine Stories, Plie Squats

    The Drop Set – Episode 169: Gyms and Masks, Quarantine Stories, Plie Squats

    The Drop Set – Episode 169







    0:00 – A big announcement, a rant, and more – we’re coming in hot! Except for the first 3 minutes where I futz with my audio settings because it’s a new computer and nothing is quite right!







    20:45 – Katie (ID) – let’s talk plie squats!







    29:08 – Drew (WA) calling in with a quarantine report and a positive perspective!







    37:15 – Katie (ID) again sharing her quarantine story – another positive take!

    • 47 min
    The Drop Set – Episode 168 – Intermittent Fasting, Waist Trainers, Randomness

    The Drop Set – Episode 168 – Intermittent Fasting, Waist Trainers, Randomness

    The Drop Set – Episode 168







    0:00 – Back for more! This is the ‘randomness’ component of the episode where I share (and talk about) some new music, and give updates on my home gym activities, new computer build, and other crap that probably no one cares about







    27:13 – finally, a different voice! Kristen (FL) is asking about intermittent fasting, and while I offer some thoughts there I go off on a few tangets as well. Hi, have you met me?







    40:16 – Debra (HI) lobs a softball at me regarding waist trainers. My answer probably reveals more about me that one should be comfortable sharing publicly, but there you go.

    • 48 min
    The Drop Set – Episode 167: SPECIAL UPDATE – Should You go Back to the Gym?

    The Drop Set – Episode 167: SPECIAL UPDATE – Should You go Back to the Gym?

    The Drop Set – Episode 167







    In today’s special edition of The Drop Set, it’s straight and to the point. Gyms in some southern states are getting ready to reopen as early as 4/24. Is this a good move? As someone who is likely eager to get back to the gym, should you? How do you know? What can you ask of your gym to help decide if it’s safe for you or not? All discussed here in a lean and trim 13 minute special episode!

    • 13 min

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