Strength training and progressive overloading. Ketogenic diets and intermittent fasting. Deadlifting, bench pressing and seal rowing. The Leangains Podcast is a show about all these things. But more importantly, it's a show centered around the reality of fitness. How do you get from fat and weak to lean and strong?
Episode 12 - A World Record in Muscle Growth: Interview with Tommy Lundberg
The publication Early accentuated muscle hypertrophy is strongly associated with myonuclear accretion has claimed the world record in muscle growth. Participants in the study saw a 20% increase in muscle volume after 5 weeks; the highest number ever recorded in the scientific literature according to Tommy Lundberg, lead researcher of said study. Martin called him up for a chat. Early accentuated muscle hypertrophy is strongly associated with myonuclear accretion Follow @leangainspodcast and @martinberkhan on Instagram. Visit leangains.com and patreon.com/leangains for exclusive content.
Episode 11 - The Seal Row Strikes Back
Gather round as Berkhan unveils the astounding conclusion to the Seal Row Competition Saga, before we field listener questions about technical improvement versus muscular adaptation in the development of strength, when you can expect a hard copy of The Leangains Method, why the overhead press is all about that core, and whether or not the natural lifting formula has stood the test of time. (And if you’ve ever wanted to know how and why to measure your wingspan – this is the ep for you.) We’re not marketers (well, Lach’s reading a book about it but he reads at 4th-grade level) so if you like the podcast, please help us out by liking, subscribing and leaving us a nice review. We’d appreciate it. Tip of the WeekMartinFightcade LachPrimer LinksWhat’s my genetic muscular potential? Follow @leangainspodcast and @martinberkhan on Instagram. Visit leangains.com and patreon.com/leangains for exclusive content.
Episode 10 - Does Joe Rogan Even Lift?
The devolution of Joe Rogan, the fighting weight of jockeys, rotisserie chickens on a diet and Martin's reflections on velocity based training. Get a seat belt for your brain and buckle up. Tip of the WeekMartin The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia’s Secret Doping Empire (Amazon) LachSex Education (Netflix) Follow @leangainspodcast and @martinberkhan on Instagram. Visit leangains.com and patreon.com/leangains for exclusive content.
Episode 9 - F**k Rehab
Dietary infidelities, safety bar squats exposed, the true caloric content of mystery meat and a glimpse into Martin's shady past... 'Nuff said. Tip of the WeekMartinThe Third Day (2020) LachPlanetary VOL 01: All Over the World and Other Stories Follow @leangainspodcast and @martinberkhan on Instagram. Visit leangains.com and patreon.com/leangains for exclusive content.
Episode 8 - The No B******t Guide to Prolonged Fasting
After acknowledging the new chin-up gods on the block, we proudly present the no-BS guide to prolonged fasting. Then we're rounding it off with a dose of CBD oil anecdotes and shit we've seen on a screen. Tip of the WeekMartinRaised by Wolves (2020) LachAncestryDNA LinksChin-Up God (Instagram)Martin's Graph (Twitter) Follow @leangainspodcast and @martinberkhan on Instagram. Visit leangains.com and patreon.com/leangains for exclusive content.
Episode 7 - Scholars of Swole
Put your brain enhancer on and get ready to have it blown straight off your head. We explore the strict bar curl, talk specialization routines, evolution and the implications of asymmetry in this intellectual late night romp. Tip of the WeekMartinMortal Kombat 11 LachRosemary’s Baby https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rosemarys_babyThe Omen https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1015517-omenThe Exorcist https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/exorcist ArticlesBI - There's a formula to winning the OscarsNPR - Grammy Awards Face Credibility Threat Follow @leangainspodcast and @martinberkhan on Instagram.Visit leangains.com and patreon.com/leangains for exclusive content.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Martin Berkhan made a huge impact on my life back around 2011 or so when I first came across the leangains site. While I don’t follow that program to a T anymore (with years of experience, I now know that fasting 16/8 and RPT just aren’t what work best for me), I can confidently say that what I learned there served as the foundation for my evolution in diet and weight training. I bought his book when it came out last year and highly recommend it as a simple and incredibly effective method for losing body fat while maintaining or increasing strength. I was also extremely impressed that he is willing to make changes to his advice when the research supports doing so rather than sticking to his guns out of stubborness. As an example, the book makes clear that fasting is merely an additional tool that can be used but is, by no means, necessary in order to benefit from his program.
As for the podcast, it’s both highly entertaining and informative. The guys have great banter and it’s quite inspiring actually to hear how they too can struggle with some of the same things I have and even coped in the similar ways - like focusing on adding volume rather than just weight to the bar when your joints dictate that you should do so. Except deadlifts, of course. I, too, have experiences the regret that comes with high volume deadlifts.
Anyways, keep ‘em coming guys and let us know when you start selling “Make Fat-Shaming Great Again” hats.
Martin has been missed
In a world full of cookie cutter programs and soulless degenerates selling out via "Fit teas" and useless supplements on social media, hearing from the man who put intermittent fasting on the map is nothing short of refreshing. Glad to hear from him and to get an insight into his way of thinking about all things life and fitness.
Excited about the podcast I just started reading your book and I want to change my life for the better Im 43 years old skinny fat and i want to make permanent positive habits. Thank you