458 episodes

The OG of the fitness industry, Jay Ferruggia shares his 25+ years of experience, and spits the uncensored truth on what it takes to build a strong body, unbeatable mind, and epic life. Jay has been featured on ESPN and CBS, is a consultant for MLB, NFL, and WWE athletes, and wrote The Hardgainer Column for 10 years in Men’s Fitness Magazine. If you’re easily triggered this probably isn’t the show for you.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 1.3K Ratings

The OG of the fitness industry, Jay Ferruggia shares his 25+ years of experience, and spits the uncensored truth on what it takes to build a strong body, unbeatable mind, and epic life. Jay has been featured on ESPN and CBS, is a consultant for MLB, NFL, and WWE athletes, and wrote The Hardgainer Column for 10 years in Men’s Fitness Magazine. If you’re easily triggered this probably isn’t the show for you.

    #459: How to Get a Great Physique With Only 30 Mins in the Gym

    #459: How to Get a Great Physique With Only 30 Mins in the Gym

    You don't need to spend 3 hours a day in the gym to have a great physique. 
    Less is actually more most of the time. 
    I've seen countless guys get unbelievable results and be in and out of the gym in under an hour. 
    How? 
    I've got you covered on that, and much more, in today's Q&A. 
    Are pushups or presses better for chest development? [9:33] What are the best alternate uses for machines? [14:19] 5 keys to increasing athleticism. [16:44] How do you know when it's time to deload? [21:25] Are barbell hack squats a good exercise? [26:15] Does carb timing really matter? [27:47] How to get optimal results when limited on time? [31:34] Is there a downside to minimalist sneakers? [34:17] Can you get lean on 85/15 beef? [39:14] What's my all-time favorite rap verse? [45:14] Sponsors
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    • 50 min
    #458: Best Home Gym Equipment, How to Decrease All-Cause Mortality, and Would You Rather?

    #458: Best Home Gym Equipment, How to Decrease All-Cause Mortality, and Would You Rather?

    I can't overstate the value of connection. 
    Becoming a better communicator, connector, and building a network of contacts has changed my life and the lives of countless others. 
    It's a superpower. 
    If you've ever spent time with me in person you know what I mean. 
    I take it upon myself to get everyone engaged, laughing, and out of their own heads by starting up a game or asking a Top-5. 
    So I figured why not bring that energy to the show with a little would you rather? 
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    • 42 min
    #457: How to Build a Jacked Back, Grow Your Triceps, and Leave a Lasting Legacy

    #457: How to Build a Jacked Back, Grow Your Triceps, and Leave a Lasting Legacy

    What are you committed to? 
    Becoming the best or your excuses?
    Are you inspiring others and making people better? 
    Or are you half-assing your way through life with no real purpose? 
    You've gotta go all in at whatever it is you do.
    It's not easy.
    I know. I deal with temptations, stress, and adversity just like you. 
    It's the choices you make daily that will determine whether you're able to rise above the bullsh*t and leave a lasting legacy, or fold under the pressure of life and fade into mediocrity. 
    Don't fold. 
    I've got a few tips to help you dominate all aspects of your life in today's Q&A, and of course, plenty of training insight.
    Listen as I discuss: 
    What's the key to living a fulfilled life and leaving a legacy? [8:10] How to deal with addictions? [15:24] Are knee and elbow sleeves beneficial? [19:58] What are the cues for executing the perfect pushup? [20:28] Best for tricep growth: dips or close-grip bench? [25:31] Can you build a jacked back without vertical pulling? [33:50] How do you prevent being crushed after training? [34:25] Are veggies overrated? [40:41] Is it possible to get more explosive in your 40s? [42:42] Sponsors
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    • 50 min
    #456: Calories In vs Calories Out, Pull Day Sequencing, and Sprinting Alternatives

    #456: Calories In vs Calories Out, Pull Day Sequencing, and Sprinting Alternatives

    What's the key to losing fat? 
    How about adding size and building muscle? 
    Is forearm training a thing? 
    What about Liver King... Legit? 
    You guys have questions, and I'm back at you live with the answers. 
    How should you eat to add size? [4:53] What to do about tiny forearms? [6:16] Are there any alternatives to sprinting? [9:25] What are my go-to fat sources? [10:22] Does losing weight simply come down to calories in/calories out? [12:31] Full body training for hardgainers? [15:54] 7 keys to optimizing your health. [21:22] What's the best way to sequence a pull day? [23:09] Are there any substitutes for kettlebell swings? [24:22] Sponsors
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    • 31 min
    #455: Simple Tips You Can Use to Detoxify Your Body and Stop Unknowingly Killing Yourself

    #455: Simple Tips You Can Use to Detoxify Your Body and Stop Unknowingly Killing Yourself

    Are you among the millions of consumers unknowingly killing themselves with the products they use on a daily basis? 
    Probably.
    From deodorant to cleaning supplies, most products on the market contain garbage ingredients that are disrupting your endocrine system, increasing your estrogen levels, and exposing you to countless other negative effects that are killing you softly. 
    On today's episode, I've got the ingredients you should be avoiding to change that. Some tips to detoxify your body. Oh, and of course, more of your questions answered. 
    Are there benefits to drinking coffee? [1:42] How should you train if you're just getting started? [4:42] Does the type of deodorant you use matter? [7:35] What is the best squatting exercise? [13:26] What chemicals and toxins should you be avoiding? [16:32] What does a rest day look like? [19:28] What songs are on my morning playlist? [21:44] Sponsors
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    • 24 min
    #454: Underrated/Overrated - Squats, Frequency, Kettlebells, Fasting & More

    #454: Underrated/Overrated - Squats, Frequency, Kettlebells, Fasting & More

    You don't have to look very far to find a bunch of overrated, gimmicky nonsense. 
    From fitness to society. The world is full of bullsh*t. 
    But, it's not all bad. 
    There are quite a few underrated things that often get criminally overlooked. 
    So I decided, why not play a little game of under or overrated to settle the score and clear the air? Tune in to find out my thoughts on everything from tartufo to kettlebells and much more. 
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

CMUstud23 ,

Real Deal Podcast

Jay gives it you straight and focuses making you the best version of yourself. Would 100% recommend.

M2par ,

Always Return

I listen to Jay on and off. I’ve been following him for more than 15 years, while my fitness opinions differ slightly I always return to hear Jay offer his consistent message. I do like that he’s willing to change his opinion if he’s read a study or experienced different results.

bartrank ,

Best strength podcast out there

Most informative podcast about lifting out there started listening 3 months ago learned an insane amount. Love the fast pace format too.

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