The Six Pack of Data: Thought Leaders in Hypertrophy

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This is a series of interviews with some of the leading minds and thought leaders who work in the industry today. I am your host, Tom MacCormick, a personal trainer and online coach. A few things make these podcasts unique, and I hope they are fun and inspiring: I'm trying to curate the world's largest hypertrophy experts. I think we made a good start with the experts below.


Secondly, I am constantly working with clients in the gym and online, with people facing challenges that are unique to them, but all have the common goal of being fit, healthy, and showing those results in their bodies. So I have many questions and experiences about the discussions in these podcasts.

All of these podcasts, taken individually or in combination, are the latest in performance enhancement and hypertrophy training. It is based on in-depth research, in-depth expertise and knowledge acquired through hands-on training practices.

Three simple changes for strength and growth


Wolfgang Unsoeld of Your Personal Strength Institute is a Stuttgart-based coach who has worked with top athletes from 20 different sports. The vast majority of his business, however, he spends working with customers of the general population, where he has made a name as a global leader in body transformation.

In this episode we discuss:

The Similarities and Differences between Gen-Pop and Elite Athletes The Most Important Gauges with which to Track Progress The Three Simple Changes He Is Making to the Training, Nutrition and Living Habits of His Customers And A Few New Fashions for Fitness more than an illusion for selling programs

Keystone habits of a slim body

Abel Csabai

Our guest in this episode is Abel Csabai. Abel entered the nutrition and training game as part of his quest for personal growth. He launched the podcast Sustainable Self-Development. With hundreds of hours of podcasting and his own fitness journey, Abel was given the opportunity to be looked after and taught by some of the best in the industry, allowing him to put all these philosophies together to create his unique view of things.

In this episode we discuss:

The hard lessons he learned as he tries to be big and shredded. The most important habits for maintaining a slim body. The power of mindfulness and the realistic body fat parts for cutting and shaking

Building muscle, whether you have elite genetics or not

Meno Henselman

Our guest in this episode is Menno Henselmans. Menno is an online trainer for physique, a research scientist and a fitness educator who has swapped his company car to pursue his passion for fitness.

In this episode, go to:

If There's Really Hard Gainer How to Predict Your Genetic Potential for Muscle Growth Realistic Muscle Gain Rates How to Determine Your Ideal Workout Volume and Ideal Workout Frequencies The fact that Menno stopped counting how many countries he lived with 50! Yes, 50!

Put your head into play to build muscle

Valentin Tambosi

Our guest in this episode is Valentin Tambosi. Valentin is a Natural Pro Bodybuilder, Prep Coach and Educator through the Intelligent Strength Coach Program.

His passion for training comes through in this episode and you can really tell he loves to help people achieve their fitness goals.

In this episode we go to the following:

The Need to Adjust Muscle Building The Effort Required Create the Ideal Training Environment The Power of Visualization And we'll go into detail on programming training to maximize growth. In particular, the 3 most important pillars of muscle growth

Then we complete the show with some important training strategies for the chest, biceps and back.

Maximize your return on investment in the gym

Borge Fagerli

The background of Borge Fagerli as an engineer and later as an entrepreneur and CEO has enabled him to integrate his methods into a step-by-step system that changes your health, appearance and performance both mentally and physically.

Borge has been in the industry for over 20 years and is the inventor of Myo-Reps – one of the most time-efficient and effective muscle building training strategies.

As a 45-year-old father and business owner, Borge is an expert on how busy men can achieve exceptional results without sacrificing their lifestyle.

In this episode we go to the following:

What causes the muscles to grow?

And a shocking revelation about him!

Stay open, but skeptical, to achieve elite performance

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Our guest in this episode is Dr. Ing. Andy Galpin. Andy is a professor at the Center for Sports Performance of CSU Fullerton. He is a pioneer in the field of human performance education and has his finger on the pulse of all the latest modalities to improve your athletic activities.

In this episode, we are working intensively on building muscle. Andy channels both his inner-bro and his inner nerd to give you a lot of golden nuggets that you can take with you and use to improve your results.

The number one factor that determines if you build muscle, strength, and strength

Dr. John Rusin

Dr. John Rusin is one of the leading experts in the fitness and sports performance industry for the pain-free performance training model that combines the world of strength and conditioning with clinical motion-based diagnostic medicine to provide the ultimate in outcome-based methods.

In this episode, we'll discuss which red flags you might hold back, which 6 basic movement patterns there are, how you can develop strength in them, how to make your body bulletproof, and why strength is never a weakness.

The difference between discipline and motivation at JC Deen

JC Deen

Our guest for this episode is JC Deen. JC has been involved in athletics for over a decade and today works as a fitness consultant for fitness enthusiasts and athletes around the world.

It brings people into shape and helps them learn how fitness supplements their lives, rather than mastering them.

In this episode we discuss how important it is to have a mentor. Psychology to achieve your goals. The lessons he learned were torn for the first time. How to develop positive habits and rituals, a surprising fact about his past and much more.

Increase the ROI of your diet and exercise with Eric Bach

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Eric Bach describes himself as bacon, bourbon, coffee connoisseur and over-invested sports fan. For a decade, high school, college and professional athletes have been helping. Helps guys to build confident, strong and athletic bodies. Works both personally and online.

Eric has tried all BS gimmicks in the industry. They have found out that they did not work and have summarized his training under the motto: "Success lies in the tireless pursuit of the basics."

As a result, the basics of building an athletic and aesthetic body, the main habits of building muscle, the common mistakes made by most lifters, the speed with which you can realistically build muscle, and much more are discussed.

The thin advantage with Brad Borland

Brad Borland

Brad Borland, who started out as a skinny 125-lb six-foot-two-inch boy, started weight training at the tender age of fourteen and ended up a few years later as a competitive, drug-free, natural bodybuilder with 220 lb. Now he has helped countless people with knowledge and muscle at home and abroad.

Brad is also a university lecturer with a Master's Degree in Kinesiology and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

We discuss a wide range of topics, including why people use genetics as an excuse, realistic recovery rates for a natural lifter, such as the flood of information that bombards the modern lifter, and Brad's preferred way to train when you build want muscle as fast as possible.

Strategies that can lead you from good to good in the gym

Dr. Joel Seedman

Our guest in this episode is Dr. Ing. Joel Seedman. With more than 15 years of experience in human resources and team training, strength training and nutritional counseling, Joel works with a variety of clients.

To maximize performance and health, Joel focuses on improving the muscle function and movement mechanics of his clients. In this way, improve all features, fitness and health – regardless of the athlete or training goal.

In this episode, we'll talk in depth about the causes of muscle growth, the role of genetics in muscle and strength gains, the benefits of eccentric isometrics, factors that might hamper your progress, and the fact that Joel is the most interesting man on the planet.

To rekindle the passion – lessons of a world champion

Damian Lees

Our guest in this episode is Damian Lee. Damian is Personal Trainer, Online Prep Coach and WNBF Pro Natural Bodybuilder. At the World Championships, he finished second. In the interview, you will learn in detail how to apply the principles and strategies that he has learned as a top-level bodybuilder to your own training. These tips will help you to maximize your results.

We discuss the mistakes he has made in the past, how to reconcile family, work, and social life with elite performance, which keeps people from making the progress they can to equip a home gym much more!

So you become recklessly efficient in the gym

Michael Goulden

Our guest in this episode is Michael Goulden. Michael is a personal trainer and founded in 1997 his training facility Integra. Since then, he has been integrating the training mechanics into neuromuscular preparation to develop a uniquely sustainable approach to health, fitness and performance. In addition, he has become one of the UK's leading fitness educators.

In this episode we dive deep into all areas of the exercise mechanics. In conversation we discuss:

The Importance of Training Mechanics for Training Efficiency Considerations for Individualizing the Process Active V Passive matching exercises and programs for goals and providing a challenge to the entire contractile area for the muscles

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