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I teach ambitious trainees to achieve and maintain their goal physique in the most sustainable way.

The Sustainable Self-Development Podcast Abel Csabai

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

I teach ambitious trainees to achieve and maintain their goal physique in the most sustainable way.

    The most reliable way to Build Muscle

    The most reliable way to Build Muscle

    In today's video I'll talk about how you can set your training up in a way so that the likelihood that you'll ACTUALLY build muscle is the greatest it can be.

    0:00 - why is there so much disagreement over how to train optimally?
    1:04 - the limitations of training studies
    1:56 - the limitations of anecdotes
    2:35 - measuring muscle growth is hard
    4:39 - Think of setting up your training like an investor (not like a gambler)
    8:13 - Where research, anecdotes and common sense overlaps
    12:38 - Optimizing for trackability
    17:57 - Only add more complexity when necessary
    22:19 - Conclusion

    Coaching and consultations:
    https://ssdabel.com/

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    https://angles90-the-first-dynamic-training-grip-worldwide.myshopify.com/?rfsn=5301938.a3640b

    Coupon code for 10% off ABELC10

    insta: @ssdabel

    • 23 min
    Life under 10% body-fat - My experience after 2 months

    Life under 10% body-fat - My experience after 2 months

    In today's video we'll take an objective look at how well I managed to settle at a low body-fat percentage after doing pretty much everything "right" in terms of what I preach about settling at a leaner physique.
    I won't be vague here, we'll rate all the various aspects of life that can change in response to being leaner or fatter, and then we'll come up with a verdict.

    0:00 - intro
    1:32 - How I evaluate if this body-fat is sustainable
    2:24 - Appetite management
    4:21 - Sleep
    7:12 - Energy levels
    9:25 - Libido
    11:26 - Mood
    14:00 - Training performance
    16:39 - Life flexibility
    20:21 - Final verdict and conclusion
    25:25 - Plans going forward

    Coaching and consultations:
    https://ssdabel.com/

    Angles 90 grips:

    https://angles90-the-first-dynamic-training-grip-worldwide.myshopify.com/?rfsn=5301938.a3640b

    Coupon code for 10% off ABELC10

    insta: @ssdabel

    • 28 min
    Body-Fat Settling-point your relationship with food and your "why" to get Lean ft. Dr. Eric Helms

    Body-Fat Settling-point your relationship with food and your "why" to get Lean ft. Dr. Eric Helms

    In todays episode I talk with Dr. Eric Helms on body-fat settling point, sustainable fat-loss, and realistic goals about staying lean. We delve into both the physiolgoy and the psychology of this - it will be an informative and rather philosophical episode.

    0:00 - podcasting challenges as a host and as a guest
    8:32 - Eric's current body-composition
    10:58 - The high and low end of your settling point and what it takes to get there
    16:03 - Is Eric really 6 foot tall? :O
    18:52 - How lean you can maintain without feeling restrained
    27:07 - The role of habituating to a leaner physique and having a healthy relationship with food
    44:08 - People who shouldn't attempt to get leaner NOW
    57:24 - The mindfuck of trying to stay shredded year round
    1:12:52 - The importance of having a strong "why" for staying lean

    To apply to the new round of group coaching, you can book a time at:
    https://calendly.com/abel-csabai/ssd-transformation

    Or drop me an email to
    abel.csabai [at] gmail.com

    Angles 90 grips:

    https://angles90-the-first-dynamic-training-grip-worldwide.myshopify.com/?rfsn=5301938.a3640b

    Coupon code for 10% off ABELC10

    insta: @ssdabel

    Dr. Helms’ resources:
    https://3dmusclejourney.com/

    Books.
    https://muscleandstrengthpyramids.com/

    Iron Culture:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEGGAs257niPVJ5BvXymVLQ

    • 1 hr 23 min
    5 Challenges that stop you from getting lean (The 5 categories)

    5 Challenges that stop you from getting lean (The 5 categories)

    An important video about the barriers that stand in your way of getting lean. Not so much specific challenges, more so 5 types of challenges that could get in your way.
    Some important concepts covered here!

    0:00 - intro
    1:53 - 1st challenge
    4:20 - 2nd challenge
    7:25 - Disclaimer
    9:37 - 3d challenge
    16:59 - 4th challenge (which I forgot)
    18:04 - 5th challenge
    22:08 - and one more challenge

    To apply to the new round of group coaching, you can book a time at:
    https://calendly.com/abel-csabai/ssd-transformation

    Or drop me an email to
    abel.csabai [at] gmail.com

    Angles 90 grips:

    https://angles90-the-first-dynamic-training-grip-worldwide.myshopify.com/?rfsn=5301938.a3640b

    Coupon code for 10% off ABELC10

    insta: @ssdabel

    • 29 min
    The best Appetite Suppressants and Obesity medication ft. Dr. Spencer Nadolsky

    The best Appetite Suppressants and Obesity medication ft. Dr. Spencer Nadolsky

    In today's episode we delve into the fascinating world of weight-loss medication, appetite suppressing drugs, and obesity treatment with obesity specialist and lipidologist Dr. Spencer Nadolsky

    0:00 intro
    1:39 - What factors drive obesity?
    6:54 - Genetics factors behind obesity
    11:25 - Weight loss medication - just how effective are they?
    15:26 - GLP-1 analogs: Dulaglutide, Liraglutide, Semaglutide, etc
    21:50 - Phentermine
    28:51 - Sibutramine
    30:51 -Naltrexone/bupropion
    38:59 - Lorcaserin, Orlistat, other, less viable drugs
    41:06 - Why are these drugs not widely available for everyone?
    44:28 - Do people stay on these drugs permanently?
    47:07 - Personal trainers and coaches being against these drugs
    48:21 - Anything over the counter that's effective?
    50:55 - Where can we find you?

    To apply to the new round of group coaching, you can book a time at:
    https://calendly.com/abel-csabai/ssd-transformation

    Or drop me an email to
    abel.csabai [at] gmail.com

    Angles 90 grips:

    https://angles90-the-first-dynamic-training-grip-worldwide.myshopify.com/?rfsn=5301938.a3640b

    Coupon code for 10% off ABELC10

    insta: @ssdabel

    Find Dr. Nadolsky:
    insta: @drnadolsky
    https://renaissanceperiodization.com/team-member/spencer-nadolsky
    https://drspencer.com/

    • 51 min
    The G-Shred Drama, the YouTube game and insane coaching prices ft. Geoffrey Verity Schofield

    The G-Shred Drama, the YouTube game and insane coaching prices ft. Geoffrey Verity Schofield

    In today's episode, Geoffrey Verity Schoeifleld and I talk about the YouTube game, the challenges of being a content producer in the fitness sphere, and his recent saga with Greg Doucette.

    0:00 - intro
    1:15 - Geoff's background
    3:44 - Quora vs YouTube vs Instagram for growing your following
    13:41 - What makes people blow up on YouTube
    30:33 - The G-Shred Saga - Geoff's incident with Greg Doucette
    59:49 - The high prices of Greg Doucette and gimmicky marketing
    1:17:42 - Why fitness influencers become "fake"
    1:22:33 - Where can we find you?



    To apply to the new round of group coaching, you can book a time at:
    https://calendly.com/abel-csabai/ssd-transformation

    Or drop me an email to
    abel.csabai [at] gmail.com

    Angles 90 grips:

    https://angles90-the-first-dynamic-training-grip-worldwide.myshopify.com/?rfsn=5301938.a3640b

    Coupon code for 10% off ABELC10

    insta: @ssdabel

    Geoff's availability:
    https://www.verityfit.com/
    Yt: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCObA5o3mcc1felIMAv6cukw
    Insta: @geoffreyverityschofield

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

BGW137 ,

Great podcast

A great podcast with some really interesting guests. Useful and realistic fitness advice. Well worth listening to.

Sean from the England ,

A fantastic indepth fitness podcast

Abel dives deep into the fitness industry, breaking down the good, the bad and the ugly. His open dialogue has been refreshing and really helpful for me to hear. Massively recommended

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Amazing podcasts

Really enjoyed this podcast. Very good analysis on very interesting topics. The presenters also have a very good understanding of the topics and are very motivating. I have been listening to these podcasts as to motivate myself and calm down during my diet. Thank you for these podcasts!

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