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MFL Podcast 94: Live Q&A: Concurrent training, vegetarian muscle building, refeeding, and more…

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This episode of the podcast is a recording of my last live Q&A, and in it I answer questions on things like the limits of newbie gains, how to improve posture, teenage weightlifting and stunting growth, training for strength, hypertrophy, and endurance, and more.

If you want to get in on the next live QA, go here: www.legionathletics.com/qa.

QUESTIONS FROM THIS Q&A:

YouTube:

00:10 – Is there an age when newbie gains won’t happen?

04:00 – How can I improve my posture?

07:40 – You say that newbies can gain muscle and lose at the same time. How does this work and why can’t seasoned gym warriors do this as well?

08:54 – I’m 16 yrs old, should I be lifting heavy or just focus on getting taller/growing? Will doing squats with 150 lbs stunt growth for me?

11:28 – When doing a shoulder press should I keep my elbows poitng towards the front or is it okay be opening them up?

13:38 – When are you releasing your app?

14:50 – How do you get so much work done?

17:15 – How can I train for strength and hypertrophy while also doing cardio?

20:06 – Being a 16 yr old girl how much cardio/weight training do you recommend per week?

20:51 – My gym has no barbells and only has a smith machine. Why you don’t recommend it for squatting and deadlifting?

22:04 – Is it possible to gain muscle and lose fat while on a vegetarian diet, or is it a myth?

22:49 – What do you say to people who believe the benefits of fasted cardio are a myth?

25:43 – I’m down to 8% and vascular everywhere but with just a 4 pack. Should I start bulking again and focus on ab training?

26:53 – Some people say dips are dangerous, what do you think about this?

27:59 – Do you drink any alcohol? If so what kind?

28:50 – Why don’t you want to get bigger?

30:05 – How do we know your products ain’t crap like you say others’ are?

33:26 – What is your life philosophy?

36:45 – What are some tips for sticking with a diet?

37:32 – What are your thoughts about Logan Franklin and could it be possible that a physique like his is natural?

38:34 – Would you recommend high volume training following a cut?

38:48 – What is the next Legion product?

42:31 – Is a coach’s course still something in the pipeline?

44:51 – Is there an application process to get on the Legion team?

47:43 – What’s Mike’s current stance on a weekly refeed for hormone levels?

48:53 – When training fasted I get dizzy nauseaus and weak, what can I do to avoid this?

49:31 – Any chance you might provide a mobility and core training course, especially for golf players?

53:29 – Once a person has been obese and lost the fat, is it easier for that person to put that fat back on?

55:32 – When I do 4-6 rep range on calves, I can easily lift the max weight. Do you have any advice on how to increase weight but stay in the 4-6 range?

56:53 – If I want to do a general check on my hormones, bones, etc. what test do you recommend?

57:59 – Im having SI joint issues, any stretches you’d recommend to look up?

1:00:00 – Who is there with you? Do you have many partners that help you behind the scenes? When you started did you have help?

1:02:50 – Is there any difference between 4-6 reps or 6-8 reps?

1:04:14 – I’m about 10% body fat and still feel I have a bit of a belly when I sit down. Will this always be the case?

1:07:07 – Can you recommend any good books on starting your own business?

1:12:06 – I’m having trouble increasing my leg strength, what should I do?

1:13:28 – Do you get tired of people’s compliments of your physique?

1:15:17 – How long did it take you to write BLS?

1:20:36 – What is your daily meal schedule?

Audio:

03:05 – Is there an age when newbie gains won’t happen?

06:53 – How can I improve my posture?

10:34 – You say that newbies can gain muscle and lose at the same tim, how does this work and why can’t seasoned gym warriors do this as well?

11:57 – I’m 16 yrs old should i be lifting heavy or just focus on getting taller/growing? Will doing squats with 150lbs stunt growth for a 16 yr old?

14:22 – When doing a shoulder press should I keep my elbows poitng towards the front or is it okay be opening them up?

16:28 – When are you releasing your app?

17:35 – How do you get so much work done?

20:00 – How can I train for strength as well as hypertrophy, while doing cardio?

23:00 – Being a 16 yr old girl how much cardio/weight training do you recommend per week?

23:44 – My gym has no free barbell, just smith machine- why you don’t recommend it for squatting & deadlifting?

24:58 – Is it possible to gain muscle and lose fat while on a vegetarian diet or is it a myth?

25:42 – What do you say to people who believe the benefits of fasted cardio are a myth?

28:36 – I’m down to 8% and vascular everywhere but with just a 4 pack, should I start bulking again and focus on ab training?

29:50 – Some people say dips are dangerous, what do you think about this?

30:51 – Do you drink any alcohol? If so what kind?

31:40 – Why don’t you want to get bigger?

33:05 – How do we know your products ain’t crap like you say others’ are?

36:20 – What is your life philosophy?

39:40 – What are some tips for sticking with a diet?

40:25 – What are your thoughts about Logan Franklin and could it be possible that a physique like his is natural?

41:25 – Would you recommend high volume training following a cut?

41:45 – What is the next Legion product?

45:25 – Is a coach’s course still something in the pipeline?

47:45 – Is there an application process to get on the Legion team?

47:43 – What’s Mike’s current stance on a weekly refeed for hormone levels?

51:46 – When training fasted I get dizzy nauseaus and weak, what can do to avoid this?

52:20 – Any chance you might provide mobility for and core training, especially for golf players?

56:17 – Once a person has been obese and lost the fat, is it easier for that person to put that fat back on?

58:22 – When I do 4-6 rep range on calves, i easily lift max weight. Do you have any advice on how to increase weight but stay in the 4-6 range?

59:45 – If I want to do a general check on my hormones, bones, etc. what test do you recommend?

60:52 – Im having SI joint issues, any stretches you’d recommend to look up?

1:02:55 – Who is there with you? Do you have many partners that help you behind the scenes? When you started did you have help?

1:05:45 – Is there any difference between 4-6 reps or 6-8 reps?

1:07:10 – I’m about 10% body fat and still feel I have a bit of a belly when I sit down. Will this always be the case?

1:010:02 – Can you recommend any good books on starting your own business?

1:15:00 – I’m having trouble increasing my leg strength, what should I do?

1:16:20 – Do you get tired of people’s compliments of your physique?

1:18:12 – How long did it take you to write BLS?

1:23:30 – What is your daily meal schedule?

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