Along with my esteemed colleagues and friends Eric Helms and Mike Israetel, we discuss optimal exercise selection practices for muscle growth and strength development.
- 00:48 Menno defines “Exercise Selection”
- 07:04 Eric gives his views on what “Exercise Selection” is
- 08:22 Mike adds his opinion on these terms
- 10:55 Menno responds to Mike’s points on the bilateral deficit
- 13:18 Eric jumps in to address the topic around EMG-readings brought up by Menno
- 15:30 Mike talks about whether or not some exercises are better than others for hypertrophy
- 20:11 Eric comments on the points being made by Mike that compound lifts should be the bread and butter
- 21:21 Menno shares his thoughts on deadlifts for hypertrophy?
- 24:18 Mike appends on deadlifts for hypertrophy and the issue with axial loading
- 28:00 Eric expands on the topic around deadlifts for hypertrophy
- 30:07 Furthermore, Eric moves on to talking about how often people should vary exercises
- 34:08 Menno talks about his principles on exercise variation
- 36:02 Mike gives his slightly different view on exercise variation
- 41:59 Eric responds to Mike’s theory for the necessity for more frequent variation
- 48:03 Mike criticises Eric’s view and brings up a question for Eric
- 51:49 Mike replies with his understanding of “Variation”
- 55:02 Eric follows up with sharing his view on the term “variation”
- 56:17 Menno finishes with talking about the necessity of variation for hypertrophy
- 59:42 Mike brings up the important point about common misconceptions and mistakes people make when it comes to exercise selection
- 1:04:35 Eric shares his thoughts on switching exercises from microcycle to microcycle
- 1:07:55 Eric follows up with talking about too many exercises in one single session
- 1:09:42 Mike responds to the issue of exercise rotation from workout to workout and touches on junk volume
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