100 episodes

Brutal Iron Gym Podcast is hosted by Robert Polenik, the owner of Brutal Iron Gym.

Rob has a Masters in Human Nutrition, Bachelor‘s in Health and Physical Education, Personal Training certification through American College of Sports Medicine, is a Corrective Exercise Specialist through National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a Running Fitness Coach through American Sports & Fitness Association.

He has a client history of over 3,000+ clients and a teaching history of 500+ students at the university level. He has helped clients earn Pro Cards in aesthetic sports, Elite Totals and National / State records in Powerlifting, helped high school athletes earn D1 scholarships, and has worked with Professional and Olympic athletes.

To learn more about Rob and Brutal Iron Gym visit www.brutalirongym.com

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    • Health & Fitness
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Brutal Iron Gym Podcast is hosted by Robert Polenik, the owner of Brutal Iron Gym.

Rob has a Masters in Human Nutrition, Bachelor‘s in Health and Physical Education, Personal Training certification through American College of Sports Medicine, is a Corrective Exercise Specialist through National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a Running Fitness Coach through American Sports & Fitness Association.

He has a client history of over 3,000+ clients and a teaching history of 500+ students at the university level. He has helped clients earn Pro Cards in aesthetic sports, Elite Totals and National / State records in Powerlifting, helped high school athletes earn D1 scholarships, and has worked with Professional and Olympic athletes.

To learn more about Rob and Brutal Iron Gym visit www.brutalirongym.com

    1569 - Q&A - Compensatory Acceleration Training - Light Weight with Maximal Force for Maximal Gains

    1569 - Q&A - Compensatory Acceleration Training - Light Weight with Maximal Force for Maximal Gains

    Can you use lighter weights to make HUGE gains?  In today's podcast we discuss the concept of Compensatory Acceleration Training, using sub-maximal weights with maximal force in order to make maximal strength gains!  Is it the right training technique for you?  Listen in to find out!!!

    • 30 min
    1568 - Mindset - with Meredith - The Real Path of Success

    1568 - Mindset - with Meredith - The Real Path of Success

    In today's podcast I'm joined by my wife Meredith!!!  We discuss how she was able to progress her physique through 2022 in spite of the chaos that happened within the year. AND!!!  We share how YOU can progress your physique in spite of what chaos you may be facing!!!

    • 42 min
    1567 - Training - Programming Changes Based on Different Goals

    1567 - Training - Programming Changes Based on Different Goals

    Should your training change if you're training for muscle strength, vs muscle growth, vs muscle shape?  If so, how?  In today's podcast we describe the same workout performed 3 different ways - one for strength, one for growth, and one for shaping - and we discuss how YOU can change your training to create the best adaptations and fastest progress depending on your goal!

    • 23 min
    1566 - Nutrition - Food Digestion Rate Considerations

    1566 - Nutrition - Food Digestion Rate Considerations

    When should you choose a fast vs slow digesting protein, or carb, or fat?  In today's podcast we discuss different situations and times of the day and which food choice by digestion rate is best for each macronutrient!

    • 18 min
    1565 - Q&A - How Fast Can I Grow?

    1565 - Q&A - How Fast Can I Grow?

    Want to ensure you're growing as fast as possible?!  In today's podcast we share the areas you should be focusing on, what elements are most important in each area, and how you can create consistency within your actions to ensure you can achieve the greatest rate of muscle growth possible!

    • 25 min
    1564 - Mindset - Active Patience – Revisited

    1564 - Mindset - Active Patience – Revisited

    Want to be successful?  Of course, haha.  Have you heard that you must learn patience to become successful?  Of course, haha.  But... do you really know what "patience" is?  Maybe not!!!  Listen in to today's podcast to learn the TRUE definition of patience and how it can help you become successful!

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

BKbasketball ,

Awesome app

I found the BIG podcast a couple of months back and man is it an amazing resource. The fact that it is free makes it even more amazing.

I like how Rob looks at physical fitness from a holistic perspective and mentions personal examples from his life. He breaks down important aspects of healthy living in a way that someone like me who doesn’t have much knowledge about can understand.

Ladyiet ,

Excellent Resource

The BIG podcast is an incredible resource that touches on all aspects of health, wellness, fitness, and training. Rob breaks down a variety of topics and does a great job providing concrete examples to reinforce the material. The fact that this a free resource speaks volumes, and I cannot thank BIG enough for the amount of help they have provided me through this podcast!

jesse lunsford ,

Very informative

This is a great podcast filled with fitness information for the average person as well as for
the more advanced. This podcast cuts out all of the fluff but keeps legitimate information and retains the personality of the host. Great listen.

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