440 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.

Jay Ferruggia's Renegade Strength Show Jason Ferruggia

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    • 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.

    #441: How to Maximize Your Genetic Potential

    #441: How to Maximize Your Genetic Potential

    Can you look like a superhero? A competitive bodybuilder? An all pro wide receiver? A middleweight fighter? If so, how? What kind of workout and diet should you follow? And how do your genetics play into that? I address that in today’s episode and also answer your questions, including:
    What’s my take on the animal based/ carnivore-ish diet? Are landmine exercises good for building muscle?  Is weight training safe for young teenagers? How to make early morning workouts safer and stronger? How to warm up for you work sets? Should I do 1-2 top sets or a bunch of submaximal sets? How do you fix poor posture?  Should I train on an empty stomach? How long should I rest between single limb exercises? Is it bad to eat late at night?  And more.
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    • 46 min
    #440: Fire Up Your Brain Speed w/ Michael Brandt

    #440: Fire Up Your Brain Speed w/ Michael Brandt

    Michael Brandt is the CEO and co-founder of H.V.M.N. where the mission is to redefine the limits of human performance, metabolism, and longevity. 
    Their latest product, Ketone-IQ, unlocks the benefits of ketones. Delivering nature's superfuel - proven to support energy, focus, endurance, and more - in one drink. 
    Michael, and his team, are committed to building what's next in human nutrition and he's here today to share some of that information with you.
    Listen as we discuss:
    Eating for performance, intermittent fasting, and using carbs to your advantage. [10:26] Nature's superfuel - in a bottle. [17:30] How to bio-hack your brain performance. [30:05] How to use sauna and cold plunges to optimize your recovery. [33:03] Why you should be spending more time barefoot. [37:22] Three tips to improve your sleep quality. [39:30] The power of community. [41:28] Put simply, Ketone-IQ WORKS! Grab yours by going to HVMN.com and be sure to use the coupon code JAY10 to save. 
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    • 47 min
    #439: How to Optimize Your Training w/ Jason Brown

    #439: How to Optimize Your Training w/ Jason Brown

    Jason has spent over 15 years training everyday athletes to become healthier, stronger, and better conditioned with his Conjugate x Conditioning method. 
    As a combat veteran, former gym owner, founder of Jason Brown Coaching, and author of “Lower-body Training” via Human Kinetics, Jason has the knowledge, systems, experience, and education to help you get better results.
    Jason is a regular contributor for T-Nation.com, EliteFTS.com, serves as a presenter with the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and he’s here today to share some of his expertise.
    Listen as we discuss:
    How to use the 80/20 principle to optimize your training. How to get stronger and more explosive, at any age. Why more isn’t always more. The best rep range for mechanical tension without the injury risk. The most efficient and effective way to warmup. How much conditioning do you really need? Why you need to understand the differences between central and peripheral fatigue. What are the benefits of high rep band work? Muscle damage, metabolic stress, mechanical tension: what’s the most important factor for hypertrophy? 3 ways to bulletproof your body. How you can avoid pancake ass syndrome. Fitness pro? These 2 mistakes could be killing your business. Interested in Jason's Programming Playbook? 10 Educational Modules on Strength Methods, Hypertrophy Methods, Energy Systems, Conditioning Methods, a live programming session with Jason, 30+ Programming Templates, plus much more... 
    Head to https://bit.ly/RenegadeStrength and use the coupon code RENEGADE to save $100 on his complete plug and play system. 
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #438: How to Become a Super Ager w/ Jim Owen

    #438: How to Become a Super Ager w/ Jim Owen

    Determined to get fit in his 70s, the 80 year-old former Wall Street executive, best-selling author, social entrepreneur and global speaker, Jim Owen, inspires others through his fitness journey and in his recent documentary film, The Art of Aging Well. 
    Listen as we discuss:
    Why the cowboy code of ethics still matters today. [7:55] The keys to becoming a "super ager". [24:17] What you need not overlook if you're dealing with back pain. [34:50] Can you continually progress without exceeding your body's limits? [43:57] The power of being functionally fit after 50. [49:10] Does your health come down to lifestyle or DNA? [56:36] The ONE change you need to make to create the life you desire. [1:03:31] The art of aging well. [1:06:21] Sponsors:
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    Mentioned in this episode:
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    #437: How to Eat More, Drink Alcohol, AND Get Lean

    #437: How to Eat More, Drink Alcohol, AND Get Lean

    I go all in. 100%. No excuses. No bullsh*t. 
    And if you've listened to anything I've said or written over the years then you know I expect you to be doing the same. 
    But is the all-in approach the only way to get lean?
    Is there a way to get jacked without sacrificing EVERYTHING?
    Find out the answers to those questions and more in today's Q&A. 
    Do you have to completely cut out alcohol to get lean? [2:05] What do the fastest, most explosive athletes have in common? [7:13] What's the best way to approach a 4-day split? [9:25] Why building muscle is key in combating aging. [10:58] How to navigate leg day when you have back issues. [16:30] Why heavy farmers walks aren't a great idea. [18:08] Are gains possible in a minimal home gym? [21:13] The downside to training in the evening. [26:45] How to maximize the size of your legs. [27:37] The differences in programming for women vs. men. [28:38] Do heart rate and sweat tell us anything about training effectiveness? [31:18] Sponsors:
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    • 34 min
    #436: Stop Being a B*tch

    #436: Stop Being a B*tch

    State of Emergency!
    Our society is f*cked. And has been for years.
    Are you a part of the problem or the solution?
    Are you making excuses for everything in your life or are you stepping the f*ck up and doing the work needed to get what you desire?
    Are you sheepishly complying or are you standing up for what you believe in?
    Are you living your life with intent or are you drowning your sorrows in a bottle of Jack every night?
    Success isn't easy.
    Living an unsatisfied, purposeless, meaningless life isn't either. 
    If you're trying to be the man people respect and have the bank account, body, and life of your dreams you've gotta cut the bullsh*t. 
    Listen up, and then get to work!
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Tony X Band ,

Time to get fired up!

I used to listen, fell off, but am back now, binging all I missed. Great fitness knowledge, amazing energy, & I won’t miss another episode. If you are interested in success in fitness & life, subscribe!

ChrisIsKing3 ,

Absolute essential podcast!

Coming across this podcast was such a blessing. Jay always provides immense value and actionable steps that anyone can follow. His no nonsense, tough love approach truly makes you feel that he wants the best for you. He comes off as one of the most real people in this industry. Thank you for your work and keep on crushing it

Hookem 1999 ,

Latest podcast was on fire!

Thanks for being The Sheepdog amongst a bunch of sheep in our world. We need more men that will not kowtow to the overlords in society. I’ve walked out of many businesses over the last year that mandated masks and just left an industry that said you have to be Covid boosted. Life is too short to compromise my moral compass. I’m here to set an example to my children to stand up and lead. Thanks for sharing your knowledge to men like me that are over 45. We can and will dominate with discipline.

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