Recomping, training frequency, calorie cycling & more [video interview]

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In this video, one of Menno Henselmans’s clients and fellow digital nomad and fitness blogger, Mario Tomic (the guy in the featured image), interviews Menno about training for body recomposition.

00:36 Intro – Who is Menno Henselmans?

02:15 Body Recomposition (The so-called “holy grail” of diet and exercise) – Overview of the current state of the industry and practice. Can you gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?

08:25 Who should aim at a body recomposition?

13:36 How to estimate your real training age?

20:50 How to set up a program for gaining muscle and losing fat at the same time?

24:00 Can you lose body fat in a calorie surplus (lean bulk)?

26:12 Should you expect to be gaining strength and muscle mass on a cut?

31:00 Menno’s views on calorie cycling and how to implement calorie cycling into your diet

38:03 Interaction between Calorie Cycling and Training Volume and Frequency

42:26 High-frequency training for beginners (Pros and Cons)

48:34 Overtraining with high-frequency full body training

52:52 Menno’s stance on using de-loads and managing fatigue

1:01:58 Central fatigue vs. local fatigue – Which signals of overtraining to look out for?

1:07:00 Final words from Menno on work ethic and where you can find more of his work



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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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