181 episodes

The Physique Development Podcast is a weekly audio and video-based (YouTube) show that aims to answer questions from clients and listeners on topics of building muscle, gaining strength, improving health and body composition, and more.

You’ll learn directly from Sue and Alex, alongside the rest of the Physique Development coaching staff, on topics ranging from training, nutrition, general health, and more specific and nuanced topics such as program design, hormonal health, and more.

For more, you can check out youtube.com/physiquedevelopment and follow us on IG @physiquedevelopment_

Physique Development Podcast Physique Development

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 118 Ratings

The Physique Development Podcast is a weekly audio and video-based (YouTube) show that aims to answer questions from clients and listeners on topics of building muscle, gaining strength, improving health and body composition, and more.

You’ll learn directly from Sue and Alex, alongside the rest of the Physique Development coaching staff, on topics ranging from training, nutrition, general health, and more specific and nuanced topics such as program design, hormonal health, and more.

For more, you can check out youtube.com/physiquedevelopment and follow us on IG @physiquedevelopment_

    Lats (PD Muscle Series) | PD Podcast Ep.174

    Lats (PD Muscle Series) | PD Podcast Ep.174

    We're moving right along with our Muscle Series! Today, we introduce the lats, a very complex muscle group. The lats are often misunderstood and not utilized correctly during training. Since it is a muscle that you can't see in the mirror, it can be hard to truly connect with your lats.

    Listen in as Sue and Alex dive into the function, tips for activating your lats, common misconceptions, and even more!



    And remember—take notes, share with a friend, and grab your free lats cheat sheet here!



    As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Be sure to like and subscribe and leave us a review if you loved this episode!



    Timestamps:

    (0:00) About today's episode

    (0:35) Alex has worn makeup once in his life... this is why

    (3:25) The main function/role & anatomy of the lats

    (10:11) Daily activities that involve the lats

    (12:52) Visual/aesthetic appearance of the lats

    (17:01) Benefits of training the lats

    (23:50) Common lat training mistakes

    (35:01) Our favorite lat exercises

    (42:37) Lat training execution tips

    (45:19) Some caveats for competitors

    (47:40) How do you isolate lats?

    (48:29) Do pull-ups build lats?

    (49:00) Do deadlifts hit lats?

    (50:36) Are lats the hardest muscle group to grow?

    (50:55) How do you train lats at home?

    (51:28) Do lats grow better with high reps?

    (52:22) Some final advice for training lats

    (53:22) Wrap-up



    Additional Resources:

    Free Lats Cheat Sheet - https://physiquedevelopment.ck.page/f854ca3275

    Lats YouTube Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX764SrJPniRdkHoJniunA9_mtb2vi1vW



    Have questions for future episodes or have a topic you'd like us to cover? Submit them here - https://forms.gle/AEu5vMKNLDfmc24M7



    Our FULL 12-Week Glute Program is LIVE (use code POD at checkout for $25 off!) - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/fdf6fcd8da?utm_source=PD&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=12WeekGluteProgram&utm_id=12WeekGluteprogram



    Check out our FREE 4-Week Glute Program - https://bit.ly/podcastglutes



    Inquire to learn about nutrition-only coaching WITH exercise review - https://bit.ly/optimizeglutes



    Interested in the Physique Development Training Club App? Join here! - https://physiquedevelopment.app



    Keep up to date with all things PD, get exclusive content, snag freebies, and more by joining our email list! - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/emailsignup



    Grab a band tee here! - https://shopphysiquedevelopment.com



    Looking to hire the last coach you'll ever need? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/ewAMxk1w

    Interested in competition prep? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/Ii2UNA

    For more videos, articles, and information, head to - https://physiquedevelopment.com



    To follow the team on Instagram:

    Coach Alex - https://www.instagram.com/alexbush__

    Coach Sue - https://www.instagram.com/suegainz

    Physique Development - https://www.instagram.com/physiquedevelopment_



    If you would like to support Physique Development and this podcast, please head over to your favorite podcast app and leave us a rating and review! This goes a long way in supporting this podcast and helps us continue to bring high-quality, honest content to you in the form of a podcast. Thank you for listening and we will see you all next time!



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    Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media

    Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com

    Email: david@inpostmedia.com



    © 2024, Physique Development LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 53 min
    Glutes with Cory Hageman (PD Muscle Series) | PD Podcast Ep.173

    Glutes with Cory Hageman (PD Muscle Series) | PD Podcast Ep.173

    Last week, we dove into the glutes with Sue and Alex, but today we have a very special guest going into even more detail on training your glutes. Cory Hageman joins us—she is a nurse and went pro in bodybuilding in 2021. She is also a coach herself with a passion for helping females reach their fitness goals.



    Listen in as they dive into how Cory upped her glute growth from being an amateur to her debut on the national stage, while also learning a bit about how Cory programs glutes for her clients as well as her own training. To connect with Cory, head to the links below!



    Grab your free glutes cheat sheet here!



    As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Be sure to like and subscribe and leave us a review if you loved this episode!



    Timestamps:

    (0:00) About today's episode

    (0:35) Introducing Cory Hageman

    (1:10) Outlining Cory's training mistakes, missteps, & adjustments while climbing the NPC ranks

    (8:52) Cory's aha moment regarding training intensity

    (14:35) How Cory's current training differs from her first competition season

    (26:09) Tier 1 Glute Exercises

    (29:29) Tier 2 Glute Exercises

    (36:53) Tier 3 Glute Exercises

    (40:43) Why 'more volume' is NOT always the answer (& is often completely unreasonable)

    (48:54) Breaking down glute programming for a hypothetical client

    (57:46) One last piece of advice

    (58:34) Where you can find Cory online



    Additional Resources:

    Free Glutes Cheat Sheet - https://physiquedevelopment.ck.page/7afdcdd549

    Glutes YT Playlist - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX764SrJPniS9NR86kZ0MqLMJLqFua8p6&si=QV7NlpTquEFwgkev



    Connect with Cory:

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/cory_fit

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@Cory_Fit

    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/CoryFit

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cory.fit

    Website: https://coryfit.com



    Have questions for future episodes or have a topic you'd like us to cover? Submit them here - https://forms.gle/AEu5vMKNLDfmc24M7



    Our FULL 12-Week Glute Program is LIVE (use code POD at checkout for $25 off!) - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/fdf6fcd8da?utm_source=PD&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=12WeekGluteProgram&utm_id=12WeekGluteprogram



    Check out our FREE 4-Week Glute Program - https://bit.ly/podcastglutes



    Inquire to learn about nutrition-only coaching WITH exercise review - https://bit.ly/optimizeglutes



    Interested in the Physique Development Training Club App? Join here! - https://physiquedevelopment.app



    Keep up to date with all things PD, get exclusive content, snag freebies, and more by joining our email list! - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/emailsignup



    Grab a band tee here! - https://shopphysiquedevelopment.com



    Looking to hire the last coach you'll ever need? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/ewAMxk1w

    Interested in competition prep? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/Ii2UNA

    For more videos, articles, and information, head to - https://physiquedevelopment.com



    To follow the team on Instagram:

    Coach Alex - https://www.instagram.com/alexbush__

    Coach Sue - https://www.instagram.com/suegainz

    Physique Development - https://www.instagram.com/physiquedevelopment_



    If you would like to support Physique Development and this podcast, please head over to your favorite podcast app and leave us a rating and review! This goes a long way in supporting this podcast and helps us continue to bring high-quality, honest content to you in the form of a podcast. Thank you for listening and we will see you all next time!



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    Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media

    Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com

    Email: david@inpostmedia.com



    © 2024, Physique Development LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 59 min
    Glutes (PD Muscle Series) | PD Podcast Ep.172

    Glutes (PD Muscle Series) | PD Podcast Ep.172

    It's here—the first episode of our Muscle Group Series! This muscle group could possibly be the most loved and desired and the most poorly trained. Today, we are taking a deep dive into the glutes, the components of the glutes, and how to properly train your glutes. We will also be sharing execution and technique tips to help you elevate your training game and grow your glutes like never before!



    Grab your free glutes cheat sheet here!



    As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Be sure to like and subscribe and leave us a review if you loved this episode!



    Timestamps:

    (0:00) Intro

    (0:35) Today's muscle group: glutes

    (1:28) Daily activities the glutes assist in & why they're so vital to train (for EVERYONE)

    (5:56) The visual appearance of the glutes

    (9:57) Breaking down the different components of the glutes

    (10:07) Glute Maximus

    (12:12) Glute Medius

    (15:20) Glute Minimus

    (16:05) Which of the glute muscles is the most important to train?

    (22:21) Our favorite glute exercises

    (26:01) Exercise selection for targeting different areas of the glutes

    (31:52) The biggest exercise execution mistakes we see with glute training

    (41:26) Common glute training mistakes

    (55:14) Rapid fire

    (56:58) One final piece of advice before we go



    Additional Resources:

    Free Glutes Cheat Sheet - https://physiquedevelopment.ck.page/7afdcdd549

    Glutes YT Playlist - https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX764SrJPniS9NR86kZ0MqLMJLqFua8p6&si=QV7NlpTquEFwgkev





    Have questions for future episodes or have a topic you'd like us to cover? Submit them here - https://forms.gle/AEu5vMKNLDfmc24M7



    Our FULL 12-Week Glute Program is LIVE (use code POD at checkout for $25 off!) - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/fdf6fcd8da?utm_source=PD&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=12WeekGluteProgram&utm_id=12WeekGluteprogram



    Check out our FREE 4-Week Glute Program - https://bit.ly/podcastglutes



    Inquire to learn about nutrition-only coaching WITH exercise review - https://bit.ly/optimizeglutes



    Interested in the Physique Development Training Club App? Join here! - https://physiquedevelopment.app



    Keep up to date with all things PD, get exclusive content, snag freebies, and more by joining our email list! - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/emailsignup



    Grab a band tee here! - https://shopphysiquedevelopment.com



    Looking to hire the last coach you'll ever need? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/ewAMxk1w

    Interested in competition prep? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/Ii2UNA

    For more videos, articles, and information, head to - https://physiquedevelopment.com



    To follow the team on Instagram:

    Coach Alex - https://www.instagram.com/alexbush__

    Coach Sue - https://www.instagram.com/suegainz

    Physique Development - https://www.instagram.com/physiquedevelopment_



    If you would like to support Physique Development and this podcast, please head over to your favorite podcast app and leave us a rating and review! This goes a long way in supporting this podcast and helps us continue to bring high-quality, honest content to you in the form of a podcast. Thank you for listening and we will see you all next time!



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    Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media

    Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com

    Email: david@inpostmedia.com



    © 2024, Physique Development LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 58 min
    We've Been Working on Something BIG... | PD Podcast Ep.171

    We've Been Working on Something BIG... | PD Podcast Ep.171

    We've been working on a BIG project for the last six months and today we're letting you in on the secret. This has been our most requested series, but you know we ramped it up x100. Introducing... our Muscle Group Series—where we will be going into major depth on each muscle group over the next 15-20 weeks—including lots of guests!



    One of our biggest missions is to provide resources and knowledge for everyone and we truly believe this series is going to resonate with everyone each week. There was so much time and effort put into this and we are so excited to finally drop the episodes each week, beginning July 1st!



    Listen in as we talk about what the series is all about, go through the guest list, and how you can get *free stuff* along the way!



    As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Be sure to like and subscribe and leave us a review if you loved this episode!



    Timestamps:

    (0:00) Washing your brain?

    (2:45) We've been working on a BIG project...

    (5:56) The guest list

    (6:54) Alex's prep process

    (10:07) Why we selected the guests we did for each muscle group

    (13:16) We're all always learning new things

    (16:59) Why this series is for EVERYONE

    (19:31) What does this series mean for the rest of the podcast over the next few months?

    (21:00) More free stuff?!

    (24:25) A brief (but very important) tangent

    (27:44) Favorite moments from recording the series

    (30:16) How we made this series a priority even with everything else going on

    (33:40) This was a true TEAM effort

    (38:23) Make sure you check the show notes during the Muscle Group Series to see how to enter to win prizes!



    Have questions for future episodes or have a topic you'd like us to cover? Submit them here - https://forms.gle/AEu5vMKNLDfmc24M7



    Our FULL 12-Week Glute Program is LIVE (use code POD at checkout for $25 off!) - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/fdf6fcd8da?utm_source=PD&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=12WeekGluteProgram&utm_id=12WeekGluteprogram



    Check out our FREE 4-Week Glute Program - https://bit.ly/podcastglutes



    Inquire to learn about nutrition-only coaching WITH exercise review - https://bit.ly/optimizeglutes



    Interested in the Physique Development Training Club App? Join here! - https://physiquedevelopment.app



    Keep up to date with all things PD, get exclusive content, snag freebies, and more by joining our email list! - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/emailsignup



    Grab a band tee here! - https://shopphysiquedevelopment.com



    Looking to hire the last coach you'll ever need? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/ewAMxk1w

    Interested in competition prep? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/Ii2UNA

    For more videos, articles, and information, head to - https://physiquedevelopment.com



    To follow the team on Instagram:

    Coach Alex - https://www.instagram.com/alexbush__

    Coach Sue - https://www.instagram.com/suegainz

    Physique Development - https://www.instagram.com/physiquedevelopment_



    If you would like to support Physique Development and this podcast, please head over to your favorite podcast app and leave us a rating and review! This goes a long way in supporting this podcast and helps us continue to bring high-quality, honest content to you in the form of a podcast. Thank you for listening and we will see you all next time!



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    Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media

    Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com

    Email: david@inpostmedia.com



    © 2024, Physique Development LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 39 min
    Gym Girl Chats with Savannah Peters (@savannah_joyyy) | PD Podcast Ep.170

    Gym Girl Chats with Savannah Peters (@savannah_joyyy) | PD Podcast Ep.170

    Another fellow fit girl enters the chat... Meet Savannah Peters! Savannah is a fellow coach and the owner of the PWR Path fitness app—but, she was previously in the cosmetic industry—so you already know we're going to dive right into her favorite products. Listen in as she and Sue talk about topics such as dry shampoo (which will seriously change your life), gym must-haves, self-belief, and so much more!



    Are you loving these gym girl chats? Be sure to like, subscribe, and leave us a review if you do!



    As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Be sure to like and subscribe and leave us a review if you loved this episode!



    Timestamps:

    (0:00) Introducing Savannah Peters to Gym Girl Chats!

    (0:13) What order does Savannah get ready in? (hair, clothes, makeup, etc.)

    (4:33) The Holy Grail of dry shampoos (this will change your life)

    (9:15) Savannah's former life in cosmetics

    (15:12) Savannah's favorite/go-to makeup products

    (20:59) Savannah's foray into running/hybrid training

    (30:44) How your relationship with food can change & evolve over time

    (40:58) The power of self-belief (advice Savannah would give to herself 5 years ago)

    (51:42) Navigating working/running a business with your significant other

    (1:03:15) Savannah's Gym Girl must-haves

    (1:08:23) Where you can find Savannah online



    Products Mentioned:

    K18 AirWash Dry Shampoo: https://www.k18hair.com/products/airwash-dry-shampoo-4oz

    Vivo Barefoot Shoes: https://www.vivobarefoot.com

    Collapsible Trunk Organizer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09YXYSSLL



    Connect with Savannah:

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/savannah_joyyy

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@savannah_joyyy

    Website: https://www.savannahjoyyy.com

    All Other Links: https://www.liinks.co/savannahjoyyy



    Have questions for future episodes or have a topic you'd like us to cover? Submit them here - https://forms.gle/AEu5vMKNLDfmc24M7



    Our FULL 12-Week Glute Program is LIVE (use code POD at checkout for $25 off!) - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/fdf6fcd8da?utm_source=PD&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=12WeekGluteProgram&utm_id=12WeekGluteprogram



    Check out our FREE 4-Week Glute Program - https://bit.ly/podcastglutes



    Inquire to learn about nutrition-only coaching WITH exercise review - https://bit.ly/optimizeglutes



    Interested in the Physique Development Training Club App? Join here! - https://physiquedevelopment.app



    Keep up to date with all things PD, get exclusive content, snag freebies, and more by joining our email list! - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/emailsignup



    Grab a band tee here! - https://shopphysiquedevelopment.com



    Looking to hire the last coach you'll ever need? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/ewAMxk1w

    Interested in competition prep? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/Ii2UNA

    For more videos, articles, and information, head to - https://physiquedevelopment.com



    To follow the team on Instagram:

    Coach Alex - https://www.instagram.com/alexbush__

    Coach Sue - https://www.instagram.com/suegainz

    Physique Development - https://www.instagram.com/physiquedevelopment_



    If you would like to support Physique Development and this podcast, please head over to your favorite podcast app and leave us a rating and review! This goes a long way in supporting this podcast and helps us continue to bring high-quality, honest content to you in the form of a podcast. Thank you for listening and we will see you all next time!



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    Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media

    Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com

    Email: david@inpostmedia.com



    © 2024, Physique Development LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Gym Girl Chats with Alex Redmond (@alexandra_redmond) | PD Podcast Ep.169

    Gym Girl Chats with Alex Redmond (@alexandra_redmond) | PD Podcast Ep.169

    We're back with another gym girl to chat with—welcome Alex Redmond! Sue and Alex may have had an invisible string connecting them and, after so many chances to cross paths, they finally hung out the day before she moved across the country. But, that didn’t stop them from hitting it off and continuing their friendship.

    Alex is a business owner, a new mom, and a fellow fitness girly. Listen in as they have a fun conversation while hitting you with some good information, too!

    Are you loving these gym girl chats? Be sure to like, subscribe, and leave us a review if you do!



    As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Be sure to like and subscribe and leave us a review if you loved this episode!



    Timestamps:

    (0:00) Introducing Alex Redmond to Gym Girl Chats!

    (2:39) How Alex has been adjusting to her new life as a mom

    (4:51) What order does Alex get ready in? (hair, clothes, makeup, etc.)

    (7:08) Alex's current biggest guilty pleasure

    (9:41) How Alex has been handling her workouts/fitness postpartum

    (11:46) Advice present-day Alex would give immediately postpartum Alex

    (18:26) What it was like going through pregnancy as someone who is so active on social media

    (22:27) How Alex handled owning a business through pregnancy & postpartum

    (25:33) Pregnancy cravings?

    (26:40) Alex's go-to music choices

    (27:42) Our weird book & TV show habits

    (34:26) Alex's favorite types of podcasts

    (37:55) Upcoming travel plans

    (45:47) What Alex is most (& least) looking forward to when she gets back into the gym

    (52:46) Some final words of encouragement from Alex



    Sign up for our special newsletter JUST for moms: https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/59d7e5d6e1?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=PD&utm_id=Postpartum



    Connect with Alex:

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/alexandra_redmond

    All Other Links: https://msha.ke/alexredmond



    Have questions for future episodes or have a topic you'd like us to cover? Submit them here - https://forms.gle/AEu5vMKNLDfmc24M7



    Our FULL 12-Week Glute Program is LIVE (use code POD at checkout for $25 off!) - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/fdf6fcd8da?utm_source=PD&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=12WeekGluteProgram&utm_id=12WeekGluteprogram



    Check out our FREE 4-Week Glute Program - https://bit.ly/podcastglutes



    Inquire to learn about nutrition-only coaching WITH exercise review - https://bit.ly/optimizeglutes



    Interested in the Physique Development Training Club App? Join here! - https://physiquedevelopment.app



    Keep up to date with all things PD, get exclusive content, snag freebies, and more by joining our email list! - https://dedicated-artist-6006.ck.page/emailsignup



    Grab a band tee here! - https://shopphysiquedevelopment.com



    Looking to hire the last coach you'll ever need? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/ewAMxk1w

    Interested in competition prep? Apply here - https://physiquedevelopment.typeform.com/to/Ii2UNA

    For more videos, articles, and information, head to - https://physiquedevelopment.com



    To follow the team on Instagram:

    Coach Alex - https://www.instagram.com/alexbush__

    Coach Sue - https://www.instagram.com/suegainz

    Physique Development - https://www.instagram.com/physiquedevelopment_



    If you would like to support Physique Development and this podcast, please head over to your favorite podcast app and leave us a rating and review! This goes a long way in supporting this podcast and helps us continue to bring high-quality, honest, content to you in the form of a podcast. Thank you for listening and we will see you all next time!



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    Produced by: David Margittai | In Post Media

    Website: https://www.inpostmedia.com

    Email: david@inpostmedia.com



    © 2024, Physique Development LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
118 Ratings

118 Ratings

jkotsch33 ,

Informative

I have learned so many new things for training and for life from Sue and Alex. I’ve even re-listened to a few and that almost never happens with other podcasts. I like both of the personalities and like how they get to the point in the show and don’t add too much fluff. They're easy to listen to and can’t wait for new ones!

WYSOROBOBLIZ ,

An Appreciation Review

I genuinely appreciate how much information Sue and Alex offer through podcasts, YouTube, and Intstagram. I learn so much from them every week! SO MUCH value in every platform❤️

Sandy Kafantaris ,

Best podcast for all things Health & Fitness!

Love this podcast overall and the most recent one on sleep was great! Learned so much. I look forward to the podcast release every week and it’s always the first one I listen to!

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