The Catalyst to Hypertrophy with Dr. Brad Schoenfeld


How does being sore after a workout contribute to your success?  How can you utilize eccentric loading and isometric training for hypertrophy?  Plus… will glycogen depletion hinder anabolic signaling?

Today’s episode debunks the many myths and misnomers of building muscle.  We are joined by Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, a renowned fitness expert, who is widely regarded as one of the leading authorities on body composition training.

Dr. Brad Schoenfeld’s PhD thesis focused on clarifying the mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy, and their applications to resistance training; he is also a lifelong drug-free bodybuilder.  Both muscle-building fanatics and novices have a lot to gain from Dr. Schoenfeld’s expertise.

You’ll learn:

  • What causes muscle soreness and how much is TOO much.
  • How to balance heavy lifting with health and wellness.
  • When to utilize full vs partial ROM in your training.
  • How to maximize hypertrophy in the isometric, concentric, and eccentric movement phases.
  • The ONE guaranteed driver of muscle growth.

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Formerly the Muscle Expert Podcast. The world’s top authority on intelligent muscle building and fat loss gives us a simple to understand deep dive into the complex world of building a body you love, and living your greatness. Weekly interviews with leading experts in a vast number of scientific fields focusing on health optimization (nutrition, sleep, hormones, mindfulness and mind set), strength, (both physical and mental), and muscle hypertrophy. Learn proven strategies for optimum life performance, whether it be in the gym, the board room or the bedroom; this is the blueprint for becoming the upgraded modern man. Ladies, this podcast is for you too. The topics, tips, and life hacks covered are essential for every individual who wants to upgrade themselves mentally and physically.

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