Starting Strength Coach and Registered Dietitian Robert Santana shares his knowledge of all things diet, training, barbells, and more.
Strength Training Is Not Fat Loss Training
Let's be real. Most people come to the gym so they can look better naked. For many people -- the so-called "skinny fat" demographic -- that's going to mean gaining muscle mass to improve their figure and lower their body fat percentage. For others that are legitimately overweight or obese, a BMI over 30, they need to also lose bodyweight to reduce their adipose tissue. Strength training is a great start for those folks, but it's not the end, and they need to make dietary changes as well.
The Danger in DIY: Why You Hire a Coach for Your Fitness
Robert Santana and Trent Jones are no strangers to the DIY concept, and embrace the idea of learning and trying things for yourself. With any DIY endeavor, however, you're going to encounter a fair amount of mistakes and setbacks in the process of learning a new skill. Fitness is no exception, and while a few have successfully DIY'd themselves to a high level of fitness, most people fail to achieve their fitness goals, especially over a long period of time. This is where a coach can make an impact.
Your Back Is Never Off the Clock
Robert and Trent discuss the role of the back and the trunk musculature in lifting weights and in developing a good physique. As Robert says to all his clients, "your back is never off the clock!" The back and trunk (or core as many people are fond of calling it nowadays) comprise a large part of the body's muscle mass, and are perhaps the most important and least understood of the body's levers.
#4 - Nutrition 101 for Training and Fat Loss
Today Robert and Trent demystify the nuts and bolts of nutrition for productive training, fat loss, and health.
Why You Need to Lift Heavy: The Physiology of Muscle
Today Robert and Trent discuss why you need to train for strength, and why your lifts MUST be heavy to build muscle mass. It's popular these days to train for "hypertrophy" utilizing sets of 10-12 reps on a large variety of exercises, many of them single joint lifts. The problem with this approach is that, for the vast majority of people, they do not do these exercises heavy enough to drive muscle growth, and they lack the strength to do them heavy enough to see results anyway.
Where Does Your Diet Information Come From? Context Is Everything
Starting Strength Coach and Registered Dietitian Robert Santana continues the introduction to Weights & Plates with a "plates" episode, this time about the source of your nutrition information. Where does it come from, and have you considered the source of your information?
Linear progression of podcast quality
Congratulations to Santana and crew. The production values started and stay high, while the speakers comfort with being behind the microphone increases every episode.
Content is fantastic, making the complex understandable (and usually funny!)
Love the content. Looking forward to more!!!
Santana has long been a great source of diet information. Glad to see this podcast and looking forward to more episodes. Great so far!