17 Sep 2021


Ep. 107 - The Importance Of Strength In Building Muscle

In this episode, we talk about why getting strong is the most important thing you can do for your body.

As a competitive powerlifter who’s squatted over 2.5x bodyweight and deadlifted over 3x bodyweight, and we go deep in this episode about the best ways to add strength, the mindset to take when you’re trying to add pounds to the bar, and some cool milestones to aim for if you’re serious about gaining muscle.

 ‘’You’ve to be consistent for a long period of time, it’s not a 2- or 3-month fix’’


2:02 – Being a creative

3:26 – Starting an Olympic lifting club at University

5:44 – Transitioning into body composition

16:37 – How should you approach your muscle building phase

23:41 – Fatigue and recovery

26:25 – What mindset do you need to take sets to failure

30:37 – Thinking of the worst-case scenario

33:04 – Booking a shoot for next March

34:46 – Peeling the layers off next year

37:75 – Travelling in 2020

39:19 – Training set up right now

42:31 – Where do most people go wrong when they’re trying to build muscle?

45:48 – Becoming performance driven

48:12 – What it takes to increase muscle mass

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