170 episodes

On the Brains and Gains podcast, Dr. David Maconi discusses all things exercise science, nutrition, health, and personal development. Every week, Dr. Maconi invites health experts and thought leaders to share their expertise. Each episode ends with a charity donation to the charity of the guest's choice.

Brains and Gains with Dr. David Maconi Dr. David Maconi

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 47 Ratings

On the Brains and Gains podcast, Dr. David Maconi discusses all things exercise science, nutrition, health, and personal development. Every week, Dr. Maconi invites health experts and thought leaders to share their expertise. Each episode ends with a charity donation to the charity of the guest's choice.

    Abel Csabai + Bryan Boorstein - OHP Isn't Good For Delts? Minimalist Training, Bear Mode

    Abel Csabai + Bryan Boorstein - OHP Isn't Good For Delts? Minimalist Training, Bear Mode

    We're back with Bryan Boorstein and Abel Csabai to discuss the following:

     0:00- Intro
    0:20- Estimating a follower’s body fat
    2:00- Hat Boys
    3:00- Bryan’s cut
    9:00- Frequent weigh-ins
    11:30- Is OHP a good exercise for shoulders?
    22:30- Looking bigger with higher body fat 
    38:30- Biofeedback while dieting
    43:00- Libido while dieting
    47:00- Minimalist training


    Website and Coaching: https://brainsandgainspodcast.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW-P...
    -For those looking to support the channel and our donations to various charities, please consider the above link to become a member and have the opportunity to appear on the channel!

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DaveMaconi

    Smile Fund: https://secure.operationsmile.org/sit...

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dave_maconi/

    Youtube Homepage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW-P...
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    N1 Roundtable (Pt 1) - Could Kassem Improve Ronnie Coleman's Physique? Pre-Fatigue, Performance Loss

    N1 Roundtable (Pt 1) - Could Kassem Improve Ronnie Coleman's Physique? Pre-Fatigue, Performance Loss

    Today we have a roundtable with myself, Kassem Hanson, Bryan Boorstein, and Abel Csabai with the "Come at me bro" style

     0:00- Intro
    1:00- Personal introductions
    2:30- Pre-fatigue exercise tests
    8:45- Abel joins
    9:30- Performance loss results
    38:00- Biased exercises
    45 :20- Could Kassem improve Ronnie Coleman’s physique?


    Website and Coaching: https://brainsandgainspodcast.com/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW-P...
    -For those looking to support the channel and our donations to various charities, please consider the above link to become a member and have the opportunity to appear on the channel!

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DaveMaconi


    Smile Fund: https://secure.operationsmile.org/sit...

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dave_maconi/

    Youtube Homepage: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW-P...



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    • 49 min
    Geoffrey Verity Schofield - Liver King, Arm Training, Geoff's Workouts

    Geoffrey Verity Schofield - Liver King, Arm Training, Geoff's Workouts

    0:00- Intro
    1:00- Roundtable
    1:30- Concerns with IG
    3:10- Liver King
    15:30- The importance of callout culture
    23:30- Arm training
    29:00- Loose vs strict form
    51:00- Geoff’s volume              
    1:03:20- Timing of workouts
    1:06:30- Coaching
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Dr. Eric Helms - Training Experiments, Measuring Volume, Efficacy of Failure

    Dr. Eric Helms - Training Experiments, Measuring Volume, Efficacy of Failure

    Today we're back with Eric Helms, PHD, for another podcast with the following topics:

    0:00- Intro
    1:30- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    2:55- Increases volume when dieting
    9:40- Measuring volume
    14:00- Efficacy of training to failure
    26:00- Unilateral experiments
    27:00- Mike Israetel’s views on lifting
    34:00- Training with relatively light loads all of the time
    38:30- My training experiment with Steve Hall
    42:00- Eric’s experimentation with low volume / high intensity
    48:00- Jeff Albert’s experiment with high volume
    53:00- “What works best for me?”
    56:00- What gets Eric excited at this point?

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/about-afsp/
    3DMJ Website: https://3dmusclejourney.com/
    Eric's IG: https://www.instagram.com/helms3dmj/
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DaveMaconi

    Smile Fund:
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Q&A7 - Rep Ranges, Natural Hypertrophy's Podcast, Intermittent Fasting

    Q&A7 - Rep Ranges, Natural Hypertrophy's Podcast, Intermittent Fasting

    0:00- Intro
    1:00- Is there a benefit to varying rep ranges
    4:00- Is it necessary to have a structured program?
    12:00- Why aren’t hormonal issues addressed much in medicine
    17:00- Losing muscle with extreme intermittent fasting
     25:20- Natural Hypertrophy’s genetics
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    • 39 min
    Steve Hall - Coaching Together Results and Breakdown

    Steve Hall - Coaching Together Results and Breakdown

    Today we have Steve Hall back on the podcast to discuss our 6 months of coaching together as well as a few other topics

    0:00- Intro
    1:00- The importance of a routine
    2:00- Force feeding calories
    7:20- Is gaining a lot of weight necessary
    11:00- Are appetite stimulants natural?
    12:00- 6 months coaching with Steve
    23:20- Should Steve still put everything into bodybuilding?
    28:00- Progress at an advanced level
    34:50- Positivity as a coach and belief
    36:00- Hard stalls as an advanced lifter
    44:00- What would Steve have changed if we continued working together
    48:00- Mindset and placebo
    58:30- Comparisons to others
    1:02:40- Partitioning at higher body fat
    1:06:10- Can naturals learn from enhanced lifters?
    1:11:00- Setting up one’s life to compete
    1:12:00- Other YouTubers
    1:14:20- Other sports
    1:17:00- Data collection

    Steve's IG: https://www.instagram.com/revivestron...
    Steve's website: https://revivestronger.com/
    Smile Fund:
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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

BBoor82 ,

Aptly named

This podcast smashes. Brains and gains! Dave thinks about things similarly to me, and he always asks the question I would want to ask. His guests are then able to provide the context that provides practical value for the listener. I highly recommend listening. Go back to the beginning, cause the Scott Stevenson and Eric Helms episode is gold!

zuzanaru ,

Amazing guests

So many great guests!

name12345654421 ,

Love it

Great podcast!

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