64: Q&A – Why is it important to train muscles at different lengths? Can I gain muscle without barbells (downside of barbells)? Other fitness podcasts I recommend, Different ways to progress in relative intensity across a meso

Q&A Episode 7/20

  1. (00:35) Can you still gain muscle using a smith machine, dumbbells, and cables but no barbell?

  2. (09:40) Why is it important to train muscles at different lengths?

  3. (13:10) Why does my coach program rpe 7,8,9,10 within the same exercise and some people program decreasing RIR across a mesocycle

  4. (18:42) Other fitness podcasts I would recommend

  5. (20:25) When to know you should bulk for progress / maxed newbie gains / maintenance gains

  6. (23:25) Goal you have for the next year for your career, life, and personal?

  7. (27:15) Carb cycling – is it a superior form of calorie deficit in any way? Benefits?

  8. (30:41) Week vacation during mesocycle. Should I start the cycle of over or just get back to it?

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