25 Popular fitness topics covered in 2 minutes each

In this interview, Astrid Naranjo asked me to quickly give my concise thoughts on about 25 popular fitness topics. This was a fun interview that should give people a quick idea of the state of research on a wide variety of topics. It was originally done live on Instagram, but it’s now available on Youtube.


  • 01:58 Vegan diet for hypertrophy & fat loss
  • 02:46 Super sets for hypertrophy
  • 03:40 what is a super sets
  • 04:54 Crossfit for hypertrophy & fat loss
  • 08:02 Becoming stronger to get bigger
  • 09:33 can you get stronger without gaining muscle size
  • 10:46 Mind muscle connection for hypertrophy
  • 14:47 Even protein distribution & protein timing for hypertrophy & fat loss
  • 18:04 explaining nutrient partitioning concept
  • 21:18 refeeds for hypertrophy & fat loss
  • 22:13 Carb cycling for hypertrophy & fat loss
  • 24:43 Variety in exercise selection for hypertrophy & fat loss
  • 29:25 Body type diet for fat loss
  • 31:21  Ketogenic diet for hypertrophy & fat loss
  • 33:10 Inter set stretching for hypertrophy
  • 36:54 time of the day to workout
  • 39:09 Number of meals per day for muscle growth
  • 40:22 Training intensity for hypertrophy
  • 41:39 Progressive overload for hypertrophy
  • 43:10 definition of Progressive overload
  • 44:41 Isolation exercises for hypertrophy
  • 47:24  Managing inflammation for hypertrophy
  • 49:03 Sugar intake for hypertrophy
  • 52:20 Menstrual cycle periodization for hypertrophy & fat loss
  • 55:46 Protein consumption for satiety

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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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