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.
#434: The Only Way to Actually Transform Your Body
Most people train for months, years, even decades without ever seeing dramatic gains.
This should sadden, sicken, and frustrate the f*ck out of you. All that time and effort for little to no progress.
That's because there are so many misconceptions and flat out lies about what actually produces results and qualifies as true progressive overload.
Today's episode is gonna help you stop wasting time and start making gains.
How to make the most out of your early morning workouts. [3:50] The dangers of incorporating yoga into your routine. [7:13] Can playing sports recreationally replace the effects of plyometric training? [8:08] The only 5 ab exercises you need. [11:11] How to overload your triceps without destroying your wrists and elbows. [19:59] What are productive reps and how do they transform your body? [24:34] Barbell or trap bar for deadlifts? [28:02] What you need to start ACTUALLY seeing progress in the gym. [28:36] From elite athletes to beginners, my 27-year track record shows I simply get results. If you're tired of getting nowhere, looking and feeling like sh*t, or want to take your fitness game to the next level, DM the word TRANSFORM to @jayferruggia and let's get to work.
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#433: Pre-Workout Supps, Pain-Free Pressing, and Dieting Made Easy
Is there a better pre-workout supplement than coffee?
What exactly should you be eating pre-workout? Intra? Post?
Is there a simple way to get jacked without obsessing over macros?
The answers to these questions, and more, in today's Q&A.
The simplest approach to dieting [4:45] Everything you need to know about sled work. [9:15] The key to properly sequencing squats. [12:27] A quick trick to alleviate neck pain while pressing. [14:46] The best (and worst) thing you can do after training. [16:25] Why deadlifting with a mixed grip is a terrible idea. [23:36] How to increase shoulder frequency without causing elbow issues. [27:01] The ultimate guide to pre, intra, and post-workout meals. [31:19] 2 reasons you shouldn't take pre-workout supplements. [35:15] Is training frequency overrated? [38:22] I'm building an army of strong men.
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#432: The One Mistake to Avoid in Your Fat Loss Journey
The path to losing fat and building muscle is likely the complete opposite of what you've read, heard, or seen on social media.
Most of that stuff is horsesh*t.
Having spent 30+ years in the game, I've seen what works.
I've also seen what doesn't.
And I'm here today to shed some light on a few of the biggest misconceptions, and put you up on a few mistakes to avoid if you're looking to maximize muscle gain and fat loss.
The ONLY way to get bigger. [3:30] The biggest issue with most training advice. [9:00] Can you walk your way out of gains? [15:18] The smart way to do incline presses. [16:09] How much iso work is needed to build big arms? [19:50] Squat more and increase your mobility with this one exercise. [21:58] One of the biggest misconceptions about building muscle and losing fat [24:25] What would my finisher be if I were a WWE superstar? [27:28] Looking for the RIGHT program to lose fat and gain muscle? Go to thehardgainer.com and find out how busy guys like yourself are getting lean and jacked in just 8 weeks.
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#431: How to Instantly Improve Your Confidence
How are you showing up in your day-to-day life?
Are people excited when you walk into a room? Does the energy immediately shift by your presence?
Do you command respect, display authority, and attract winners?
If not, it begins in the mirror. And I've got the advice you need to change it.
Listen as we discuss:
Can you gain muscle without adding body fat? [2:10] 1 trick to make squats and presses 3x more effective. [3:26] Do this to instantly change the way people see and treat you. [7:28] How to build bigger legs with ZERO soreness. [10:50] The EXACT workout all beginners and teens should do. [19:30] What are the best shoes to squat in? [22:38] Improve your mobility in HALF the time. [24:20] Top-5 MCs of the '90s? [27:04] Do THIS to change your business forever. [29:36] Ready to end the life of misery and make massive changes? Submit your application today and let's get to work!
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#430: The #1 Key Ingredient to Health & Happiness
It's tough to top iron therapy.
That said, nothing I've found compares to this when it comes to health and happiness. You won't believe how this simple change can bring you health, wealth, and longevity.
And it can be had whether you're in or out of the gym.
Listen and learn my key to happiness, the holy grail of training, the best dumbbell squat variations, and more, in today's Q&A episode.
What are the best DB squat variations? [6:22] One of the best lifting splits there is. [9:45] How should you train when recovering from an injury? [12:05] The most important thing you can do to increase happiness and longevity. [13:37] The truth about pullups and how to get around it. [21:18] Should you feel lightheaded after a hard work set? [23:23] What is junk volume? [24:52] A few tips to improve mind-muscle connection and recruit more muscle fibers. [31:00] What's the best tricep exercise? [36:18] The holy grail of training. [40:52] Who are my top-5 rap groups? [44:05] Sponsors:
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#429: The Cheat Code for Getting Jacked & Lean
Are you training efficiently? Or are you like the countless others wasting time and energy every time you step into the gym?
You probably fall in the latter if you're going at it on your own. And what's worse, you don't even know it.
Junk volume, poor exercise selection, and inadequate pre-workout nutrition are a few of the issues I've seen over the years. And I'm here to address those, and many more, in today's Q&A.
Training first thing in the morning? Here's what you need to know. [2:20] This small boost could be the key to maximal hypertrophy. [6:11] How to use fasting to reduce all-cause mortality. [7:53] What science tells us about rep ranges. [12:47] How to magically transform your training. [16:55] How much training is too much? [21:05] The 6 components of a great exercise. [26:06] What's the optimal number of sets per body part? [37:27] How long does it take for muscle atrophy to begin? [51:30] What are the bare minimums for a home gym setup (under $1,000)? [52:51] Top-5 standup comedy specials of all-time? [54:12]
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If you are looking to change your life and be your strongest self this is the podcast to listen to. Jay s training methods and diet advice are clear, concise and get results. But the podcast and his coaching are much more than just exercises, reps and macros. It s about mindset, discipline, productivity and how to be better in all areas of you life.
New to the podcast but not new to lifting, great tempo and a lot of knowledge over a wide range of topics!
Best lifestyle podcast
The show continues to get better and better. The last two years Jay has stepped up his game. I find myself listening to most episodes twice because their is so much value to consume. The guests are top notch and the Q and A s are packed with quality content. Highly recommend this show to anyone looking to improve all aspects of their life.