75 episodes

The fitness industry profits from keeping you confused. But we at Ripped Body have stayed in business for over a decade by doing one thing — consistently delivering our clients results. You’ll find no gimmicks, no shortcuts, just the 80-20 of what busy guys like you need to achieve long-term dramatic physique transformation.

The Ripped Body Podcast Andy Morgan

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 43 Ratings

The fitness industry profits from keeping you confused. But we at Ripped Body have stayed in business for over a decade by doing one thing — consistently delivering our clients results. You’ll find no gimmicks, no shortcuts, just the 80-20 of what busy guys like you need to achieve long-term dramatic physique transformation.

    S4E22: Danny Lennon on Spotting Misrepresentations in Nutrition Research

    S4E22: Danny Lennon on Spotting Misrepresentations in Nutrition Research

    Today, I’m speaking with Danny Lennon.
    Danny is the founder of Sigma Nutrition. He is the long-time host of the popular podcast Sigma Nutrition Radio, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Sports Nutrition Association, the global regulatory body responsible for the standardization of best practices in the sports nutrition profession.
    In this conversation, we talk about the issues with interpreting research, and why, when someone is trying to persuade you of something, especially a fringe opinion, taking one or two studies they’ve linked to at face value can be a trap.
    And given Danny’s background working with MMA fighters, we talk about weight-cutting, and how he makes evidence-based recommendations, despite limited research being available.
    I’ve been listening to Danny’s pod for 8 years now. I consider him a good friend, and I hope you enjoy this conversation.

    ABOUT THIS POD 🎙
    At RippedBody.com, we are known for our no-nonsense nutrition and training guides. We teach you exactly how to achieve the client results you see on the site.

    👉🏻 To get started, head over to RippedBody.com and enter your email address.

    You’ll get the third edition of our Nutrition Setup Guide, and our email course teaching you how to avoid the 5 most common ways people screw up. We’d be honored to guide you. 🙏🏻

    If you have any questions, hit me up in the comments in the articles. I've been answering daily for the last 12 years.


    📖  Download our free Nutrition Setup Guide now.


    👥 HOSTED BY


    Andy Morgan of RippedBody.com  (Instagram 👉🏻 @andy_rippedbody)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S4E21: Eric Trexler on the Metabolic Changes When Dieting

    S4E21: Eric Trexler on the Metabolic Changes When Dieting

    Today, I’m speaking with Eric Trexler. Eric has a PhD,  and is a pro bodybuilder,  coach, co-owner of the MASS Research Review, and a metabolism researcher at Duke University.
    In this conversation, we talk about the physiological changes that happen when weight cycling (i.e. going through diet and bulk phases) and what this means for us when chasing our physique goals.
    We’ve been friends for a number of years now, and it was great to catch up with him. 
    In this episode, we discuss:

    👉🏻 What Eric is currently researching at Duke University.

    👉🏻 The physiological changes he experienced while dieting for bodybuilding shows.

    👉🏻 The truth about starvation mode and metabolic adaptation.

    👉🏻 How to help clients manage their fitness and health during busy seasons of life.

    👉🏻 And more.

    I hope you enjoyed our conversation. To keep in touch with Eric, feel free to follow him on his Instagram.

    ABOUT THIS POD 🎙
    At RippedBody.com, we are known for our no-nonsense nutrition and training guides. We teach you exactly how to achieve the client results you see on the site.

    👉🏻 To get started, head over to RippedBody.com and enter your email address.

    You’ll get the third edition of our Nutrition Setup Guide, and our email course teaching you how to avoid the 5 most common ways people screw up. We’d be honored to guide you. 🙏🏻

    If you have any questions, hit me up in the comments in the articles. I've been answering daily for the last 12 years.


    📖  Download our free Nutrition Setup Guide now.


    👥 HOSTED BY


    Andy Morgan of RippedBody.com  (Instagram 👉🏻 @andy_rippedbody)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    S4E20: Sohee Carpenter's Story and How to Spot Loved Ones Struggling With Disordered Eating

    S4E20: Sohee Carpenter's Story and How to Spot Loved Ones Struggling With Disordered Eating

    Today I’m speaking with Sohee Carpenter.
    I first met Sohee back in 2012, and at the time, she was a Stanford student studying human biology. Then she completed a master’s in psychology and is now finishing up her Ph.D. in sports science under my co-author, Eric Helms.
    Sohee’s business is evidence-based training and nutrition coaching delivered with empathy and compassion. She has moved away from the “calories and macros for everyone” approach, and her coaching now focuses on behavior change tactics and habits, which comes from her own personal struggles in the past with disordered eating.
    At some point, we’re going to come across loved ones who are struggling with disordered eating, and we’ll want to help but not necessarily know how. Sohee specializes in this, which is why I invited her on to chat.

    In this episode, we discuss:

    👉🏻 What led Sohee to develop an eating disorder when she was only 14 years old.

    👉🏻 Why black or white thinking usually backfires and increases your risk of disordered eating.

    👉🏻 How to spot red flags that may indicate eating disorders.

    👉🏻 The strategies Sohee uses to develop a flexible mindset with her clients.

    👉🏻 And more.

    ABOUT THIS POD 🎙
    At RippedBody.com, we are known for our no-nonsense nutrition and training guides. We teach you exactly how to achieve the client results you see on the site.

    👉🏻 To get started, head over to RippedBody.com and enter your email address.

    You’ll get the third edition of our Nutrition Setup Guide, and our email course teaching you how to avoid the 5 most common ways people screw up. We’d be honored to guide you. 🙏🏻

    If you have any questions, hit me up in the comments in the articles. I've been answering daily for the last 12 years.


    📖  Download our free Nutrition Setup Guide now.


    👥 HOSTED BY


    Andy Morgan of RippedBody.com  (Instagram 👉🏻 @andy_rippedbody)

    • 41 min
    S4E19: Greg Nuckols’s Backstory and Whether Kids Should Lift

    S4E19: Greg Nuckols’s Backstory and Whether Kids Should Lift

    Today I'm speaking with Greg Nuckols, the co-founder of Mass Research Review, Stronger by Science, and MacroFactor.  Greg also held three all-time world records in powerlifting and is one of the smartest people in the fitness industry.
     
    In this episode, Greg and I discuss all sorts of topics and lessons, including:

    👉🏻  The concussions that forced Greg to stop playing sports.

    👉🏻 Whether or not children and teenagers should be lifting weights.

    👉🏻 The biggest mistakes Greg made along the way.

    👉🏻 The problem with choosing which experts to listen to.

    👉🏻 And much more. 


    ABOUT THIS POD 🎙
    At RippedBody.com, we are known for our no-nonsense nutrition and training guides. We teach you exactly how to achieve the client results you see on the site.

    👉🏻 To get started, head over to RippedBody.com and enter your email address.

    You’ll get the third edition of our Nutrition Setup Guide, and our email course teaching you how to avoid the 5 most common ways people screw up. We’d be honored to guide you. 🙏🏻

    If you have any questions, hit me up in the comments in the articles. I've been answering daily for the last 12 years.


    📖  Download our free Nutrition Setup Guide now.


    👥 HOSTED BY


    Andy Morgan of RippedBody.com  (Instagram 👉🏻 @andy_rippedbody)

    • 1 hr 58 min
    S418: Eric Helms's Story

    S418: Eric Helms's Story

    Today I'm speaking with Eric Helms, one of my co-authors of The Muscle and Strength Pyramids, and one of the brightest minds in the fitness industry. 
    Eric is a Research Fellow at the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand, a natural bodybuilder and powerlifter, co-founder of MASS Research Review, and the co-founder of 3D Muscle Journey, a coaching service for natural athletes.

    In this episode, Eric shares some of his most important takeaways and lessons, including:

    👉🏻 Why you need to be careful when comparing yourself to others. 

    👉🏻 What it truly means to be an evidence-based professional.

    👉🏻 The reason "genetic limitations" should be ignored.

    And more. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

    ABOUT THIS POD 🎙
    At RippedBody.com, we are known for our no-nonsense nutrition and training guides. We teach you exactly how to achieve the client results you see on the site.

    👉🏻 To get started, head over to RippedBody.com and enter your email address.

    You’ll get the third edition of our Nutrition Setup Guide, and our email course teaching you how to avoid the 5 most common ways people screw up. We’d be honored to guide you. 🙏🏻

    If you have any questions, hit me up in the comments in the articles. I've been answering daily for the last 12 years.


    📖  Download our free Nutrition Setup Guide now.


    👥 HOSTED BY


    Andy Morgan of RippedBody.com  (Instagram 👉🏻 @andy_rippedbody)

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S4E17: From Death’s Door to Bodybuilding Coach | Steve Hall’s Story

    S4E17: From Death’s Door to Bodybuilding Coach | Steve Hall’s Story

    This season on the Ripped Body podcast, I’ve been speaking with readers who find themselves stuck, helping troubleshoot their progress and break through plateaus. 
    For the next part of season 4, I’ll be sitting down with some of my fitness industry friends to discuss their backstories, mistakes they’ve made, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

    To kick things off, I’m speaking with Steve Hall. I mentored Steve when he first got into coaching online, and it’s a pleasure to see his growth and how much of an impact his business, Revive Stronger, is now having.

    Steve became hooked on fitness in his university days. But was nearly killed when he was hit by a van when running.

    He has since gone on to compete in natural bodybuilding while building a successful coaching and bodybuilding education business.

    Here are some of the main points we discuss

    -Judge a fitness expert by the content they share, not how they look.
    -Muscle growth is exceptionally slow.
    -Don’t rush recovery after injury.

    And more.

    I hope you enjoy this new series. If there’s someone you’d like me to invite on, let me know, and I’ll see what I can do!

    Steve's progress photos are linked here.

    ABOUT THIS POD 🎙
    At RippedBody.com, we are known for our no-nonsense nutrition and training guides. We teach you exactly how to achieve the client results you see on the site.

    👉🏻 To get started, head over to RippedBody.com and enter your email address.

    You’ll get the third edition of our Nutrition Setup Guide, and our email course teaching you how to avoid the 5 most common ways people screw up. We’d be honored to guide you. 🙏🏻

    If you have any questions, hit me up in the comments in the articles. I've been answering daily for the last 12 years.


    📖  Download our free Nutrition Setup Guide now.


    👥 HOSTED BY


    Andy Morgan of RippedBody.com  (Instagram 👉🏻 @andy_rippedbody)

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

LizJinx9 ,

Fantastic advice

Worth a listen. So many good nuggets.

workoutrunner ,

LOVE This Podcast!

Andy’s level-headed, we’ll-researched, and clear presentation of how nutrition and strength training work together is unparalleled. And the interviews are great, especially the one with Ben Carpenter. If you’re looking for a science-based approach that’s super informative as well as engaging, look no further!

xrsize4life ,

Education, encouragement, and entertainment for fitness enthusiasts and coaches

Andy, I've much [long overdue] gratitude to express, but I'll try to keep it concise. I can't recall how I "discovered" you some months (maybe even years now) back, but I did. Initially, I subscribed to your email list simply to see how you were reaching your clients and what you were "saying" to them. (I'm a fitness and nutrition coach trying to reach more people, better.)

Ultimately, though, I stopped "listening". For some reason, I could never quite bring myself to unsubscribe, but I would quickly dismiss/delete your emails.

But, late last year, I started paying attention again. More specifically, I listened to your podcast. The first one I listened to was the interview with James Clear (James Clear). Being a coach that takes a habit-based approach to coaching, my interest was greatly piqued. I listened to it. I loved it. But it wasn't only the content that I loved. You're questions, the flow, and your interaction with James were all equally great.

I then started picking and choosing topics and/or guests that sounded interesting to me. Some names I recognized, many I didn't. Sadly (or so I thought), I reached the end of my playlist of episodes that fit that criteria. But because you're interviews are so well done, and because you have since earned my trust (in a BIG way!), I decided to go back and start listening to all the episodes in order.

The most recent one I listened to was with Jordan Syatt of Syatt Fitness. And it was this episode that broke the proverbial camel's back in terms of wanting to reach out to you and let you know what a blessing you and your guests/friends (like Jordan) have become to my business (I started my own training company in July of last year).

I'm hopeful I'll one day get to meet you and your ilk, whether at the The Fitness Summit in Kansas City, Epic "across the pond", Tokyo, or Nashville (you can visit me and JC Deen of JCD Fitness while you're here!)

I'm a little nervous, though, I've only got like a dozen episodes left to listen to. Although, I guarantee I'll be listening to many of the episodes again!

Thanks, again, Andy. You're changing lives more ways than you may know!

P.S. I wish I could personally thank ALL your guests as well. Everyone from Agu to Umphrey (and eventually Valdez!)

P.P.S. How's that for concise!?

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