EP 4: Dealing With ‘Post Diet’ Phase, Strength Plateaus & Muscle Building Psychology

EP 4: Dealing With ‘Post Diet’ Phase, Strength Plateaus & Muscle Building Psychology

Welcome to episode four of RNT Fitness Radio!

In this episode, we breakdown 5 of their clients’ most common muscle building and fat loss questions in a simple Q&A type format.

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Show Notes:

[0.54] How to deal with the ‘post diet’ phase – both physically & mentally

[7:58] Akash’s ever-ringing home phone…

[10:54] How to avoid and break through strength plateaus

[14:04] How to recover between sessions & reduce soreness

[16:45] Does stretching help DOMS?

[17:23] Strategies for mentally dealing with adding muscle size without losing your abs for those who’ve come from being overweight

[20:54] How to deal with the Christmas period

Extra Reading:

To read more about the topics we discussed in the show, check out the following articles:

Post-Contest Rebound: Why Does It Happen and What You Should Do Instead

Breaking the Post-Contest Binge Cycle

Goal Setting After Your Diet Is Finished: How To Make A Successful Transition For Long Term Results

Training To Failure: Yes or No

Akash Vaghela’s Reverse Diet

Ten Fastest Ways To Improve Your Chin Ups

Myth of Lean Gains

3 Ways To Stay Lean Over Christmas


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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.