Episode 176 – James Sutton: Exercise Execution Masterclass

Episode 176 – James Sutton: Exercise Execution Masterclass

Welcome back to another episode of RNT Fitness Radio, where I’m joined by physique and exercise specialist James Sutton to discuss optimal exercise mechanics and execution to get the most out of your training. A training program on paper doesn’t mean anything without execution, and the fundamental of any training endeavour is proper technique for your body, which is where James and I dive into – covering optimal mechanics for squatting, pressing and pulling variations. If you’re ready to level up your training, tune in and take notes.

“If we don’t use it, we lose it.”

James Sutton

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00:00 – Intro

01:56 – The ‘Big 3’: squat, bench and deadlift

06:25 – Why the squat might not be the best leg exercise

11:09 – Are you built to squat?

14:36 – Machines vs natural exercise

16:42 – Tension and muscle growth

18:40 – Chest training and development

21:18 – Top tips for chest workouts 

27:02 – Position control and risk

31:03 – The importance of personalised programmes

33:19 – Stretching, load and range

38:53 – Why everyone is a beginner

40:45 – Longevity in the game

44:30 – Matching strength and resistance profiles

47:34 – The physical is the vehicle

49:28 – The void

53:17 – Education


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Akash Vaghela is the Founder of RNT Fitness, where his mission is to see a world where everyone experiences the power of a physical body transformation to act as a vehicle for the greater good in their lives. Akash has produced 200+ blogs, 100+ videos and hosts the RNT Fitness Radio podcast, which has amassed over 110,000 downloads in 90+ countries across 100+ episodes. Alongside this, he's been seen in Men's Health, BBC, T-Nation, Elite FTS and the PTDC, while also regularly speaking nationally and internationally on all things transformation.