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MFL Podcast 88: Live Q&A: Third party lab testing, new digital courses, street workouts, and more…

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In this podcast I take any and all questions and talk about third party testing for Legion, why some studies associate taking a multivitamin with increased risk of disease, how to eat more protein, taking fat burners while bulking, and much more.

If you want to get in on the next one and ask me questions, sign up here: www.legionathletics.com/qa/

QUESTIONS FROM THIS Q&A:

YouTube:

00:46 – Are 5 day split workouts more effective in building more muscle than 3 day splits?

02:41 – How many grams of HMB should I take for fasted cardio/lifting?

03:02 – Are Legion products third party tested? Are they manufactured in the USA?

04:56 – Can you use the calorie calculator on your website for women?

06:11 – What’s your take on the recent studies coming out about the negative side effects of too many vitamins?

8:37 – What is your opinion on using whey vs. creatine post-workout?

10:48 – When is the Legion fish oil coming out?

11:13 – What is the best macro friendly restaurant?

12:36 – When are you coming out with your online meal plan course?

14:09 – How many calories can I have while remaining in a fasted state?

16:20 – Is it possible for your metabolism/TDEE to change while bulking so that your calorie surplus becomes a deficit?

18:01 – Any advice for eating more protein?

22:29 – Would you recommend doing HIIT cardio while bulking to minimize fat gain?

22:56 – What should I do for leg day to minimize quad growth but grow the rest of the leg muscles?

24:18 – What are your thoughts about maintenance calories vs. calorie cycling?

28:05 – My friend stopped cutting and gained 24 lbs in a couple days, what happened?

30:15 – What are your thoughts on cleans and snatches included into a routine with the focus on shoulders?

31:08 – What are your thoughts on the recent report on a bunch of popular protein brands (ON included) that were tested for BCAA content and it was found that most of them had less than half of what they claimed?

32:59 – Is taking your fat burner Phoenix counter productive while bulking?

33:41 – What are your thoughts on mixing in street workouts/calisthenics with your strength program?

34:43 – How come I don’t feel sore anymore after a workout?

36:02 – Can I start the Bigger Leaner Stronger program in the 8-12 rep range with lower weights until I get my form nailed down and the hang of everything?

37:05 – What was the rationale that led to including Strength Weeks into the Bigger Leaner Stronger program?

39:16 – How do you feel about all the zero cal energy drinks? When is yours coming out?

42:08 – Is it easier for someone that used to be fat but got lean to get fat than someone who has been relatively lean their whole life?

43:33 – How’s the workout app coming along?

45:11 – I haven’t seen any strength/size gain in my biceps over the last two months. Any thoughts?

48:06 – What do you recommend as a good calf workout in a home gym?

49:26 – Any thoughts on expectations of realistic size/mass as well as how to alter your training to fit with ultra endurance work?

52:37 – What’s your golf handicap?

54:12 – What are your thoughts on the Greyskull LP program for new lifters?

54:38 – In your Fasted Cardio article you mentioned that you take 2 servings of Forge. What is considered 2 servings?

56:46 – On shrugs should we do 4-6 reps?

57:04 – I’m 17 and want to do a strength program. Would you recommend Wendler 5/3/1?

57:23 – If my compound lifts are going up am I building muscle? Or does every exercise have to go up?

59:03 – When are we going to have an EU warehouse for Legion?

1:00:41 – What would you recommend more, isolation or compound exercises?

1:01:39 – Do you consider dietary fiber when tracking calories?

1:03:02 – What would make me stuck from going up in my Military Pressing?

1:04:21 – What should I do to not get so weak during fasted workouts?

1:05:47 – Are there any benefits of taking ice baths after working out?

1:06:23 – What does a typical day look like for you?

1:07:49 – What are your current numbers?

1:11:18 – The ice bath has to do with lactic acid build-up and muscle tension but nothing to do with muscle growth.

1:11:55 – What are some good foods that are rich in macro nutrients and are quick/easy to make?

1:25:54 – When is the Facebook group going to happen?

1:14:10 – How do I deadlift without crushing my boys?

1:14:49 – Should I talk to girls in order to get to know them better or just woo them with my gains?

1:15:27 – I read an article that suggested maximum hypertrophy is in the 8-10 rep range and 4-6 is largely strength related. What are your thoughts?

1:18:00 – What is the absolute fastest way to lose fat for an event like a wedding?

1:19:28 – What do you do to get your numbers up on lifts like bent over rear delts?

1:20:20 – What’s your opinion on using de novo lipogenesis while bulking in order to minimize fat gain?

1:24:28 – Has Anyone Really Been Far Even as Decided to Use Even Go Want to do Look More Like?

Audio:

03:26 – Are 5 day split workouts more effective in building more muscle than 3 day splits?

05:21 – How many grams of HMB should I take for fasted cardio/lifting?

05:43 – Are Legion products third party tested? Are they manufactured in the USA?

07:36 – Can you use the calorie calculator on your website for women?

08:51 – What’s your take on the recent studies coming out about the negative side effects of too many vitamins?

11:18 – What is your opinion on using whey vs. creatine post-workout?

13:28 – When is the Legion fish oil coming out?

13:54 – What is the best macro friendly restaurant?

15:16 – When are you coming out with your online meal plan course?

16:49 – How many calories can I have while remaining in a fasted state?

19:00 – Is it possible for your metabolism/TDEE to change while bulking so that your calorie surplus becomes a deficit?

20:41 – Any advice for eating more protein?

25:09 – Would you recommend doing HIIT cardio while bulking to minimize fat gain?

25:36 – What should I do for leg day to minimize quad growth but grow the rest of the leg muscles?

26:58 – I’ve cut down to about 6% body fat (all thanks to you, Mike!). What are your thoughts about maintenance calories vs. calorie cycling?

30:45 – My friend stopped cutting and gained 24 lbs in a couple days, what happened?

32:55 – What are your thoughts on cleans and snatches included into a routine with the focus on shoulders?

33:49 – What are your thoughts on the recent report on a bunch of popular protein brands (ON included) that were tested for BCAA content and it was found that most of them had less than half of what they claimed?

35:39 – Is taking your fat burner Phoenix counter productive while bulking?

36:21 – What are your thoughts on mixing in street workouts/calisthenics with your strength program?

37:23 – How come I don’t feel sore anymore after a workout?

38:42 – Can I start the Bigger Leaner Stronger program in the 8-12 rep range with lower weights until I get my form nailed down and the hang of everything?

39:45 – What was the rationale that led to including Strength Weeks into the Bigger Leaner Stronger program?

41:57 – How do you feel about all the zero cal energy drinks? When is yours coming out?

44:49 – Is it easier for someone that used to be fat but got lean to get fat than someone who has been relatively lean their whole life?

46:13 – How’s the workout app coming along?

47:52 – I haven’t seen any strength/size gain in my biceps over the last two months. Any thoughts?

50:46 – What do you recommend as a good calf workout in a home gym?

52:06 – Any thoughts on expectations of realistic size/mass as well as how to alter your training to fit with ultra endurance work?

55:18 – What’s your golf handicap?

56:53 – What are your thoughts on the Greyskull LP program for new lifters?

57:19 – In your Fasted Cardio article you mentioned that you take 2 servings of Forge. What is considered 2 servings?

59:27 – On shrugs should we do 4-6 reps?

59:44 – I’m 17 and want to do a strength program. Would you recommend Wendler 5/3/1?

1:00:04 – If my compound lifts are going up am I building muscle? Or does every exercise have to go up?

1:01:43 – When are we going to have an EU warehouse for Legion?

1:03:21 – What would you recommend more, isolation or compound exercises?

1:04:20 – Do you consider dietary fiber when tracking calories?

1:05:42 – What would make me stuck from going up in my Military Pressing?

1:07:01 – What should I do to not get so weak during fasted workouts?

1:08:27 – Are there any benefits of taking ice baths after working out?

1:09:04 – What does a typical day look like for you?

1:10:30 – What are your current numbers?

1:13:58 – The ice bath has to do with lactic acid build-up and muscle tension but nothing to do with muscle growth.

1:14:35 – What are some good foods that are rich in macro nutrients and are quick/easy to make?

1:15:34 – When is the Facebook group going to happen?

1:16:50 – How do I deadlift without crushing my boys?

1:17:29 – Should I talk to girls in order to get to know them better or just woo them with my gains?

1:18:07 – I read an article that suggested maximum hypertrophy is in the 8-10 rep range and 4-6 is largely strength related. What are your thoughts?

1:20:40 – What is the absolute fastest way to lose fat for an event like a wedding?

1:22:08 – What do you do to get your numbers up on lifts like bent over rear delts?

1:23:00 – What’s your opinion on using de novo lipogenesis while bulking in order to minimize fat gain?

1:27:08 – Has Anyone Really Been Far Even as Decided to Use Even Go Want to do Look More Like?

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