Show Notes EP 530 Big Top Beard Company Quah

  • Guys review Ben Greenfield’s new NatureBite bar (2:09)
  • Guys talk about their current training/programming (4:42)
    • Justin
      • Steel mace swings in between deadlift sets
      • Power moves
    • Adam
      • Mini cut
        • Calorie deficit (2-3 weeks)
        • 200-300 calories less
        • Lose fat, not muscle
      • Training
        • MAPS Black foundation
          • MAPS Green and Prime using as well
      • Main focus is to keep mobility throughout journey
        • Adding in functional movements into training
        • Not compromising PRIME training
    • Sal
      • Pairing exercises together in odd ways
        • Heavy exercises to lighter ones
        • Circuit style
      • Body weight movements
    • Rounded back lifting
      • Used in everyday life
  • Quah question #1 – What fitness fads today do you feel you will be shaking your head at in 10-15 years? (24:31)
    • Putting protein into everything
      • Magic macronutrient
    • Supplements gearing around gut health
      • For fat loss
    • Ketones into everything
    • Weight belt trend needs to end
    • Elevation masks
    • Barbells becoming a backburner in the gym
    • Cupping
      • Proper nutrition and training superior
    • Body work
      • Too intense
      • Badge of honor
        • Bruises, pain, etc.
    • Psychoactive substances
      • Marijuana
      • Mushrooms
  • Quah question #2 – How do you learn to be more objective about yourself and your training? (44:54)
    • If you like it and it feels good, check yourself
    • Write down workouts and grade them to become aware of what you are doing
    • What is your “why”
  • Quah question #3 – What are your thoughts on spin bikes, at high intensity, w/squats to help grow legs? (52:36)
    • Bike sprints very effective for building legs
    • Legs build muscle better with higher reps
    • Need resistance
      • 4-5 rounds tops
      • 30 sec each set
  • Quah question #4 – Pros/Cons into going into management at big box gym or staying put as personal trainer? (58:43)
    • Manager a lot less connected to your clients (Con)
      • A lot more pressure to perform
      • Politics
    • Managers generally make more money (Pro)
      • Developing other leaders
      • Gain experience and knowledge
    • More drawn to leadership or to help other achieve their goals

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