Training frequency, calorie cycling, digestion, genetics & more [Podcast]

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Adam Peeler interviewed me on multiple topics of interest for serious lifters in this podcast. See the time stamps below.


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  • 1:05 – The role of training frequency in muscle growth. Is higher or lower frequency better?
  • 8:36 – Work:rest ratio/determining number of training sessions you should have for yourself? – how do you determine the optimal work:rest ratio for yourself to maximize gains?
  • 14:14 – Training vs rest day nutrition – Should we cycle calories for best results? The importance of nutrient timing.
  • 21:33 – How important is nutrient timing and meal frequency? Does it change when bulking or cutting?
  • 26:09 – How to manage digestive issues and optimize digestive health.
  • 32:17 – Differences between bulking as a natty vs enhanced athlete – rates of gain, training volume, etc.
  • 37:19 – The validity of the constrained energy expenditure model. Practical recommendations for NEAT and activity levels outside of weight training.
  • 48:32 – What does having “good genetics” mean with training and body composition outcomes?
  • 52:12 – Why consistent effort and your mindset matters more than having good genetics with your training and body composition outcomes

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About the author

Menno Henselmans

Formerly a business consultant, I've traded my company car to follow my passion in strength training. I'm now an online physique coach, scientist and international public speaker with the mission to help serious trainees master their physique.

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