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.
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.
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
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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.