The Breaking Muscle Podcast is a weekly show that takes you into the minds and lives of some of the leaders in the fitness industry worldwide.
The Muscle Lab is Open
Cody Haun is the epitome of a 21st century strength scientists. As he ventures out on his own, we geek with him about:
-Inter-individual heterogeneity and response to training and nutrition
-Starting a research and training practice
-Case studies, database processes, and accountability to trainees
-Ultrasound units, portable metabolic analyzers, and the tools of the trade
The Muscle Doc Makes a House Call
Jordan Shallow is a chiropractor, strength and conditioning coach, powerlifter and educator. He's the cofounder of Pre-Script, which operates on the three pillars of mobility, stability and strength.
In this episode we discuss:
-the missing piece of the puzzle in enhancing performance, gaining strength, building muscle mass, managing injury risk, and developing more robust athletes
--How developing a foundation of ability and stability can facilitate an increase in strength
Getting Schooled on Building Muscle
Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSN, is the founder of School of Gainz and Competitive Breed. He is also a competitive natural bodybuilder, researcher, and educator who truly walks the talk.
In this episode, we discuss all things muscle building including:
-Whether DOMs are a useful indicator of effective training
-What makes a good muscle building exercise
-How much variety do you need in your training
-Is periodization a useful muscle building tool
3D Muscle Energy
Eric Helms is an accomplished natural bodybuilder, world-renowned coach and fitness educator. Last year, he competed multiple times on the bodybuilding stage, but in 2020, he set himself the challenge of competing in three different strength sports: weightlifting, strongman, and powerlifting. In this episode, we discuss how he has juggled the competing demands of these different sports.
When the Fittest Among Us Get Covid-19
Amanda Thebe is a fitness and women’s health expert. She is a force of nature for women who are experiencing menopause hell and want to start feeling healthy and fit in their 40s and beyond. You can pre-order her upcoming book, Menopocalypse, on her website, Fit & Chips. Amanda contracted coronavirus in March, 2020. Hoping for a quick recovery, Amanda continues to deal with the long-term effects of this debilitating virus.
Get Lean, Get Strong, Get Results
Mario Tomic's passion for training has taken him on a journey from being a computer programmer to YouTuber, to coach, to an entrepreneur who lives the digital nomad lifestyle. In today's episode, we discuss the key habits he has developed to allow him to transition through his career so smoothly:
-Guarding your time
-Taking a data driven approach to decision making
-How to build your pain tolerance
-The benefit of doing things that are hard
-And the most important productivity hack of all
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No Junk Volume Here!
The host does a great job of focusing on the topic at hand and asks great questions of his guests. I subscribe to at least five other podcasts related to bodybuilding and hypertrophy and Tom’s is by far the best!
Comprehensive, educational, applicable.
I really enjoy this podcast. A wide array of fitness and health related topics either experts in each topic that give real and factual information. It’s very comprehensive to both a novice and veteran lifter. One cirque is that most people interviewed are male and when discussing topics such as body fat and weight load they only address this as applied to males. Information for all listeners is greatly appreciated and I’m sure the experts interviewed are able to give these numbers for both males and females. Thanks for so many great episodes!
Love the podcast - as well as the online content. Always find a nugget or 2 on training or nutrition - and appreciate the real scientific base. One reco is more regular podcast releases. I’m anyways psyched when I see one pop up but would love a regular 2 week cadence.
But great job - keep up the great content!