Friend of the show Stu Locke is back to talk shit but fails miserably. Just kidding. He talks lots of shit. Just not specific. - Strongman training and Stu's domestic partnership - Quebec and physical culture - Friends trolling - Theater for sthletes - Crazy strength numbers happening now
We sit down with strongman and weightlifting coach Alec Jose, who has garnered a little bit of controversy this week in his promotion of the long maligned "belt clean" in strongman. We didn't get to cover that topic but he did go after lots of sacred cows like the waste of a degree that Exercise Physiology is for personal trainers, why strongman gets it wrong in regards to training (and what they get right), how PEDs really do work if you work them right, and the general silliness of the "fitness" industry.
Keeping in line with a strong tradition of s*it talking, this episode of The Pump should have you simultaneously angered and laughing.
2:00 Alec identifies Dean's personality as that of a pick up artist
5:20 Alec's history at Peak Performance, Exercise Science, how to gain respect
10:00 Application of training methodology
17:00 Real friends and honesty
22:00 Building a backyard gym in Brooklyn during Covid
25:00 Craziness of strongman in NYC
30:00 Training environment
35:00 Breaking the mold of old training rules
40:00 Journalism background pays off
45:00 Stupid helps strong
47:00 Fake natty
50:00 Drugs, drug testing, drugs
1:02:00 Crazy powerlifters
1:10:00 Closing thoughts
The bois jump on with owner of Rebel Performance and good friend of the show, James "Rice Cake" Cerbie. They get back to their discussion on educated meatheads, which is the preferred nomenclature of their ilk. From how to better train gen pop to how everyone can benefit from training more like an athlete, all bases are covered. Always a pleasure when we get to chat with James and think he is one of the best resources for both athletes and coaches alike.
1:00 The bois talk about how awesome their appearance on Rebel Performance Radio was
3:00 PROJECT SILVERBACK
9:00 Apex athletes
20:00 You're probably not a lion. You're a deer.
25:00 Rooting for the underdog
30:00 What really matters
38:00 The sick joys of jiu jitsu
50:00 Regular people who want to kick ass
1:01:00 Did you know Dean deadlifts 700lbs?
1:10:00 Templates vs 1-on-1 coaching
1:13:00 Movie review time!
Our good friend Paul Oneid dropped by to share his experiences with some his experience in using some unconventional client nutritional strategies. Paul works with powerlifters ranging from those getting their feet wet to elite level lifters at the highest levels. As an elite lifter himself, he has experience lifting in a range of weight classes at world class levels. He walks the walk and talks the talk.
Recently, mimicking his own journey from Incredible Bulk to To Bruce Boner, he has started to utilize the principles of flux to help drive max muscle and minimal fat in his powerlifting clientele. The results are undeniable. People eating into their competitions and not starving to make weight. Gaining useful mass and not just fat for weight's sake. Being actual athletes with increased movement quality and increased health.
We really enjoyed this episode and there are some great bits in here for trainees and coaches alike. Hope you guys like it and leave a comment or question as well as a follow!
1:00 Dean talks about his deadlift
3:00 What defines a lifter's age?
12:00 Dean negs Paul for like 3 minutes straight
14:00 GPP GAINS?
19:00 Training style
26:00 Energy availability and metabolic adaptations
35:00 Carb timing
46:00 Metcons for big boys (and girls)
47:00 Why orals might not be the best for weight gain
53:00 Food is a PED
53:15 ASW weight cut
58:00 Bodybuilders post show
1:00:30 Utilizing the calories
1:06:00 Endurance flux
1:08:50 Ballpark threshold
1:25:30 No longer demanding adherence
Where to find Paul
The boiz sit down with the man. the myth, the legend... Dr Pat Davidson. Pat has just released his Magnum Opus, the behemoth of a book, A Coaches Guide to Optimizing Movement: Rethinking the Big Patterns. Both Dean and Jeb have been through multiple courses with Pat and have seen how his model has developed over the years. It isn't easily described because it encompasses so much. You'll just have to listen and then buy the book.
:34 Right into it
5:40 How Pat got the fitness itch
8:00 What sports meant to Pat
10:00 Life's circuitous path
12:00 Exercise is a young science
13:00 Classification/ Category
24:00 Dean's continued obsession with GOATA
27:30 When science becomes religion
29:00 Centralized knowledge base
35:00 The state of fitness
40:00 Social media presence
58:00 Catena Cadillac
62:00 Say what you think
You can find the new book at https://renaissanceperiodization.com/coachs-guide-to-optimizing-movement
Look for Pat on Instagram but be prepared to get butthurt. It'll only last a minute.
The boiz are joined in this episode by silver tongued and magic handed PT David Gray aka David Gray Rehab. Turns out he's a sonofabitch when it comes to marketing too. We get into a variety of topics stemming from David's first book Lower Body Basics. His approach to seeing the human body as a dynamic system that must be able to perform a lot of seemingly disparate actions helps inform the conversation, as well as Dean's insistence in talking about the GOATA crew who seem hell bent on showing pictures of athletes they have never worked with doing things that they claim to hold intellectual property over.
1:00 The story behind the name
3:00 Marketing 101
8:00 Who is your audience?
10:00 Feet and more feet
14:00 Is barefoot the answer?
17:00 It's not that complicated, but it kind of is
20:00 Stuck in patterns
30:00 Proximal vs Distal
36:50 "Give your body what it's missing"
40:00 GOATA or just goats?
50:00 Seminar smarts
60:00 It's basics, just like the book says
1:05:00 Behavior is driving
1:15:00 Closing time
You can find David on IG @Davidgreyrehab and you can find his programs at www.davidgreyrehab.com/lower-body-basics
The boiz have both bought and use David's program and endorse it at no financial gain. It really is that good!
The boiz are joined by their friend Sam Pogue. Sam has had a long and varied career in fitness, starting as a gym membership sales person to Director of Strategic Partnerships at Onnit and a VP at TrueCoach to now wearing multiple hats as the master of his own domain, SamPogue.com
The boiz sit down with physique and strength specialists Jeremy Bell and Christian Thibaudeau to discuss how AAS can work for or against the physique and strength athlete. The reality is that in order to compete at the top levels of physique or strength sports athletes without some type of assistance. The key is to not approach it without understanding some of the risks.
1:00 Jeremy"s Covid pivot
4:30 Chris lifting in the basement post-golf season
11:00 4 hard gainers talkin muscle loss
14:00 Big neck=big body baby
16:00 Natty lifters: weak points and strong points
22:00 High level athletes
26:00 Genetics and pro bodybuilders
27:00 AAS have a purpose: neurological vs physiological
35:00 Estrogen and TRT
38:00 Heart dangers with AAS/other drugs
48:00 Life after steroids
52:00 TBI & test levels
63:00 "Sport TRT"
69:00 Nutrition of enhanced lifters
75:00 So you wanna be a bodybuilder
92:00 The danger of taboos
98:00 Where do we find you guys?