Episode 179 – #AuthenticAF: Grapefruit Oil & The Arms Race

Episode 179 – #AuthenticAF: Grapefruit Oil & The Arms Race

On the final episode of #AuthenticAF before Christmas, we talk all about the wonderful fat loss benefits of grapefruit oil, how to gain 3 inches in four weeks, and other ludacris claims spouted by some of the most popular magazines out there at the moment. We then dive more into realistic rates of muscle gain, how to keep performance at the forefront of your mind during building phases, and why gaining body fat is a necessity to build muscle.

“Without that stimulus the surplus is just making you fat.”

Ed Pilkington

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00:00 – Intro

1:52  – Magazines and false expectations

7:45 – Clever magazine titles

10:49 – Myth: Hormone CCK

11:37 – Myth: A cold bottle of beer can help you lower heart disease 

12:44 – Cherry picking studies

14:04 – Oils to help your gut through massage

17:20 – Essential oil placebo

19:50 – Focusing on real change rather than a quick fix

21:55 – Unrealistic expectations on muscle gain

26:28 – Tell tale signs someone is on gear

27:59 – Illusion of looking bigger when you’re leaner

33:26 – Staying lean and building muscle 

42:10 – Why gaining body fat is a necessity to build muscle

45:35 – Realistic rates of muscle gain


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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.