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In Gains We Trust Podcast Episode 1: Progressive Overload
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In Gains We Trust Podcast Episode 1: Progressive Overload

Who We Are, Why We Are Doing This, and A Little Knowledge on The Most Important Concept of Fitness
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Summary

In the first episode of the In Gains We Trust podcast, co-hosts BowTiedOx and Michael introduce themselves and discuss their backgrounds in fitness. They share their experiences and journeys in various aspects of fitness, including writing, coaching, and personal training. The main theme of the episode is the principle of progressive overload, which is the key to achieving growth and improvement in any fitness endeavor. They emphasize the importance of continuously challenging the body and progressively adding more stimulus to achieve optimal results. The episode also touches on the ongoing debate between intensity and volume in training, highlighting the need for individualization and context in determining the most effective approach. Overall, the hosts aim to provide evidence-based information and promote critical thinking in the fitness industry.

Takeaways

  • The principle of progressive overload is essential for achieving growth and improvement in fitness.

  • The key to progressive overload is continuously challenging the body and progressively adding more stimulus.

  • The debate between intensity and volume in training should be approached with individualization and context in mind.

  • Efficiency and redundancy in training can help ensure optimal results without risking overtraining.

Chapters:

00:00 Introduction and Background

21:10 The Principle of Progressive Overload

25:25 Intensity vs Volume

32:00 Brining Nuance To The Dogmatic Conversation of “Optimal” Muscle Growth

37:20 “Overtraining” Fallacy + The Resilience of the Body

40:37 Why Redundancy Can Be Your Friend For Growth

48:38 Ox is Mentally Ill

50:00 Mikey and Ox Future Plans

Extras

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DISCLAIMER

This is not Legal, Medical, or Financial advice. Please consult a medical professional before starting any workout program, diet plan, or supplement protocol. These are opinions from a Cartoon Ox.

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Strong As An Ox
In Gains We Trust
Weekly Podcast by BowTiedOx & Mikey from Gaintrust focused on giving you to no-bs approach to building muscle, losing fat, and optimizing your health. Overall, the duo aim to provide evidence-based information and promote critical thinking in the fitness industry.