Ep. 254 - AJ Morris - Making Progress In Natural Bodybuilding

07 Feb 2022


Ep. 254 - AJ Morris - Making Progress In Natural Bodybuilding

On this episode of RNT Fitness Radio I’m joined by AJ Morris, a natural bodybuilder and coach, who’s excelled rapidly up in the ranks of bodybuilding in the past couple of years, to talk all about the realities of going from lean to shredded, staying injury free, reverse diets, progression models, productive off seasons and also, why we both have a special love for natural bodybuilding in particular.

02:30 - 2021 Season highlights 
06:07 - What variables made it difficult for recoveries
11:25 - What do you think the differentiator is between those who get sort of beach lean and those who get bodyboarding shredded as you should be, especially on a natural stage.
14:46 - When you come out of your reverse diets, do you like quite aggressively getting back to your normal position, or do you take quite a slow approach?
19:03 - What is your rationale for capping 6 months VS. staying in a surplus safer in 6-18 months 
21:34 - What about the blood markers, what are you looking at and what are you tracking? 
28:40 - So when you talk about potential, what do you think is possible as a natural bodybuilder?
31:58 - Managing injury risk
39:15 - How do you manage your progression models on a week to week basis
41:21 - How to start cultivating the trial and error autoregulation mentality
45:47 - What’s your plan for 2022 and 2023? 
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