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Hosted by UK physique coaches Calum Raistrick and Luke Hoffman. Join us on the journey to physique optimisation.

The Muscle Mentors Podcas‪t‬ By Luke Hoffman & Calum Raistrick

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Hosted by UK physique coaches Calum Raistrick and Luke Hoffman. Join us on the journey to physique optimisation.

    Exercise Mechanics Roundtable 3 Feat. Paul Standell - Lower Body Pushing Considerations

    Exercise Mechanics Roundtable 3 Feat. Paul Standell - Lower Body Pushing Considerations

    Behold, the Exercise Mechanics Roundtable returns, featuring Luke and James being joined by their good friend, fellow mechanics geek and Education Portal member, Mr Paul Standell.

    Want to learn more from us? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our community of coaches here:
    www.themusclementors.co.uk/

    This was a really fun, and as you'll see, a very laidback and free-flowing conversation centred around Lower Body Pushing Mechanics. Luke, James and Paul spent over an hour discussing some of the main considerations around such movements, with some specific focus placed around discussing 45° Leg Presses, Barbell Squats and 4-bar-linkage-system Leg Presses.

    In addition to the many random tangents, the trio discussed the likes of strength and resistance profiles (and how these may differ vastly depending on various factors), key set-up considerations, the importance of controlling rep speed, and how we can make the most of our roles as exercise professionals by embracing the ability to explore things.

    A special thanks goes out to Paul for coming on the podcast. Paul is an asset to the fitness industry, truly epitomising what it means to be an exercise professional. For those who want to see more from Paul, check out his Instagram @bodybycontrol. There's a ton of great value on there for you to enhance your understanding of this area, whilst having a great laugh in the process.

    We'll be sure to get him back on in the near future, but in the meantime, sit back and enjoy the show!

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Member Q&A Feat. Luke & Muscle Mentor Coach, Alex Gates

    Member Q&A Feat. Luke & Muscle Mentor Coach, Alex Gates

    Want to learn more from us? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our community of coaches here:
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    In this episode, Luke is joined by fellow Muscle Mentor, Alex Gates, in what is Alex's first-ever appearance on The Muscle Mentors Podcast.

    We initially spend some time getting up to speed with Alex's journey within the fitness industry, then spend the bulk of the discussion running through some questions from our epic Education Portal members.

    We covered:

    - Strategies for managing effective fat loss (and muscle gaining) phases. This included a fair amount on sleep, cardiovascular exercise, and other key strategies for ensuring optimal autonomic nervous system balance

    - The concept of setting up client training programmes in specific phases, and our rationale behind such an approach.

    - Strategies for optimising home-based training (and other scenarios in which equipment may be limited)

    And more.

    Thanks for tuning in, everyone. We hope you enjoyed the episode and, as usual, took some value from the conversation.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Guest Interview #28: Joe Bennett - Who is the Hypertrophy Coach?

    Guest Interview #28: Joe Bennett - Who is the Hypertrophy Coach?

    Finally!

    Finally, we got round to getting the man himself, Mr Joe Bennett, the Hypertrophy Coach, onto The Muscle Mentors Podcast.

    Want to learn more from us and access the extended version of this interview? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our epic community of coaches there: https://www.themusclementors.co.uk/

    This was a super cool and laidback chat focused on Joe's professional journey. We got to know some of the key decisions, events, and experiences that have moulded Joe into the coach, educator, and human he is today.

    From his early experiences as a gym-floor-based trainer to his introduction to exercise mechanics and the greater world of continued education to his current role as a husband and father, there is SO MUCH to take away from this conversation.

    It goes without saying, the man has been on a journey, and it was fantastic to gain insight into it.

    Thank you for joining us, Joe. Until next time ;)

    As members of the Education Portal, you also get access to the full 30-minute Q&A session we had at the end, where we asked Joe some of the questions you put forward in the Support Group. Hopefully, you enjoy the extra geeking!

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    Thanks for listening and see you on the next one!

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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Guest Interview #27: Understanding PEDs with Victor Black

    Guest Interview #27: Understanding PEDs with Victor Black

    Want to learn more from us? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our community of coaches here:
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    The Podcast returns with a bang!

    In this episode, we were honoured to be joined by Victor Black

    Victor is one of the most experienced and well-read individuals within the area of PEDs. Today we got the opportunity to sit down with Victor and gain valuable insight into not only his fantastic learning and teaching philosophies but also into the man's wealth of knowledge behind the science of performance enhancement.

    Whether this is an area of science and coaching you are interested in or not, you will learn a heck of a lot from Victor's approach to seeking out useful and practical information, what actually constitutes an 'evidence-based' approach, and how to maintain a humble and level-headed approach within your educational and professional pursuits.

    Thank you for your time and wisdom, Victor!

    Make sure to follow Victor on Instagram @victorblackmasterclass, and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaiJvTdjdwxCfB0NiCbI3fA

    If you want to learn more from Victor directly, please also be sure to check out his amazing membership platforms here. These are THE places to be for anyone looking to level-up their knowledge in the area of PEDs:

    https://victorblackmasterclass.com/
    https://enhancedwomen.com/
    Remember that all the information in this podcast is for educational and entertainment purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illnesses or diseases. Please make sure to consult your healthcare practitioner before implementing any of the things we may discuss.

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    Thanks for listening and see you on the next one!

    – The Muscle Mentors

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Guest Interview #26: Dr. Dean St Mart - The Mould-Cast

    Guest Interview #26: Dr. Dean St Mart - The Mould-Cast

    Dr. Dean St Mart is welcomed back onto The Muscle Mentors Podcast to run through mould and it's implications on our health and wellbeing.

    Mould is not a topic typically discussed, but one that has huge implications on our health when exposed.

    It's very much a silent intruder and in this episode we'll give you some foundational insight to understand this topic.

    All the information in this podcast is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only and ought not be implemented under any circumstances without proper and legal medical supervision. Please make sure to consult your health care practitioner before implementing any of the areas discussed in this episode. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illnesses or diseases.

    To learn more from Dean directly, head over to his social media page - https://www.instagram.com/deanstm/?hl=en

    Resources discussed:

    Jill Christa - break the mold (kill sweat bind protocol)
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Break-Mold-Tools-Conquer-Health-ebook/dp/B07HM4JQMG/ref=pd_sim_351_1/258-0780225-9950002?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07HM4JQMG&pd_rd_r=b2e4ad27-3a0f-4350-9ea9-05df828d90d7&pd_rd_w=A6hEa&pd_rd_wg=NXA8R&pf_rd_p=28d0150a-d6d0-43fe-bbd6-413b2d89c30e&pf_rd_r=9EVM6SF6N04F2DJ3TZ55&psc=1&refRID=9EVM6SF6N04F2DJ3TZ55

    Neil Nathan - toxic / heal your body
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toxic-Toxicity-Multiple-Sensitivities-Environmental-ebook/dp/B07H72N9RH

    youarethehealer.org (go to mould and toxicity tab)

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Guest Interview #25: Metformin: The Basics with Joe Jeffery

    Guest Interview #25: Metformin: The Basics with Joe Jeffery

    Joe Jeffery makes a most welcomed return to The Muscle Mentors Podcast to run through the basic mechanisms and considerations around Metformin.

    Metformin use is a highly discussed topic in the bodybuilding and even health industries. Joe does a phenomenal job at breaking all the relevant information down for us here in a concise and easy to understand manner.

    We also delve into some comparisons to Berberine, a supplement that Metformin is often compared to, and highlight some key differences between the two.

    All the information in this podcast is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only and ought not be implemented under any circumstances without proper and legal medical supervision. Please make sure to consult your health care practitioner before implementing any of the areas discussed in this episode. The information presented here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illnesses or diseases.

    To learn more from Joe directly, head over to the content section of his website here: https://joejefferycoaching.com/all-content

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    • 36 min

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Excellent listen for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts

I’ve been listening to these guys for a while and love the information they present particularly on the pharmaceutical side of sport. Great job guys, keep it up!

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Hand down favorite podcast!

This podcast is hands down my favorite podcast that I listen too full of great content and teaching me new things that I can apply and also give a new perspective to what I’ve learned before always looking forward to the next show.

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My opinion on Luke and Calum

the muscle mentors podcast is by far one of my favorite podcast shows.
Calum raistrick and luke hoffman have a great way of articulating whatever topic they do in each episode.
the amount of context and detail they give can be very beneficial for people who want to learn the ins and outs of things.the information is great for those who already know and do the big rocks in terms of training and nutrition,
so intermidiates who like the minutia's and actually like to learn and assess what they do with the information they give in order to enhance their own bodybuilding lifestyles or enhance others with the amount of knowledge they give.

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