Ep. 80 - Muscle Building Genetics, Psychological Currencies & Exploring Altered States Of Consciousness w/ Dr Scott Stevenson

Jun 5th, 2019


Ep. 80 - Muscle Building Genetics, Psychological Currencies & Exploring Altered States Of Consciousness w/ Dr Scott Stevenson

Welcome back to another episode of RNT Fitness Radio, and today I’m joined by one of the smartest guys in the world of bodybuilding and body composition, Dr Scott Stevenson.

Scott’s been training for over 30 years, and has a level of experience few can match in this industry when it comes to optimising and maximising your muscle building and fat loss efforts.

He’s a big believer in keeping an open ‘beginner’s minded’ approach to finding what works, while blending his experience, Western science and Eastern medicine all together. 

We talk about the role of genetics, inter-individual differences between people, the skinny fat solution and why the consolidation phase should be seen as only the start of your journey.

What I enjoyed most about today’s chat with Scott was going deep on human psychology, the importance of creating tribes, and exploring altered states of consciousness in life.

It was a real pleasure to speak to Scott here, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 
 ‘People who train the hardest, they do the best’
 - Dr. Scott Stevenson

3:08 – Where Scott grew up?
5:09 – Fortitude training
6:27 – Individual differences in trainees
8:28 – How hard do you train?
14:26 – Genetics and bodybuilding
16:13 – 365lbs freak bench press story
20:48 – Skinny fat solution
30:25 – How Scott got into fitness?
36:02 – State of unconsciousness
39:03 – Tribes and cohesion
45:25 – Psychological currency
52:48 – Bodybuilding forums
53:37 – Online tribe
56:34 – Social media and psychology
1:00:55 – Life in 100 years’ time
1:08:40 – Eastern medicine
1:21:47 – Anti depressants
1:25:29 – Good coaching vs bad coaching
1:26:31 – Scott’s new book
1:40:09 – 60lbs in 5 days
1:43:17 – Reverse dieting
1:44:07 – Mountain and the Sherpa
1:49:11 – What the hell effect
1:57:58 – Becoming autonomous in fitness
1:59:02 – Rapid fire questions

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