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The 5 natural bodybuilding and powerlifting coaches from 3D Muscle Journey come together for conversations dissecting the art and science of muscle and strength. Be a fly on the wall as this collective of coaches discuss the ins and outs of helping athletes reach their potential on the stage, platform and in their personal lives. Dedication. Discipline. Desire. #Team3DMJ
 
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Alberto and Amanda have an intimate conversation about how bodybuilding has positively impacted their lives outside of their health and the way they look. What has Alberto's bodybuilding journey given him? What has Amanda's bodybuilding journey given her? Where did they first notice what they were learning through bodybuilding could be applied to o…
 
Jeff, Brad, and Alberto have an in-depth conversation about deloading. They discuss the benefits of deloading and go through different ways you can set up your next deload. How do the coaches like to deload? What are some of the different ways they'll have their athletes deload? What do the coaches recommend not doing during a deload? How can you m…
 
Eric, Jeff, and Alberto discuss the research on as well as their experiences with training to failure. How is training to failure defined and studied in research? How does what the research suggests apply to most bodybuilders? In which situations is it beneficial to train to failure? In regard to hypertrophy, what is the difference between training…
 
Andrea, Brad, and Eric conduct an audience-supplied Q&A session. Topics include: programming, competing, stress eating, training after menopause, velocity-based training, and a lot more. Does everyone eventually reach a point where they have to program their training via RPE targets? Can intraset velocity loss be used as an objective measurement of…
 
Steve, Brad, and Alberto discuss different eating habits and offer suggestions for how to improve the effectiveness, enjoyment, and sustainability of your diet. How can you identify which eating behaviors are okay and which ones you should probably try to replace? How does Brad like to program an athlete's calorie intake? What is the 80/20 guidelin…
 
Brad, Jeff, and Alberto talk about the necessity of gaining weight for maximizing your physique. Why is gaining weight so important? What are the coaches' thoughts on cutting before starting a gaining phase? How much body fat is too much? Once you reach your goal body weight, then what? What are the coaches' thoughts on DEXA scans and circumference…
 
This episode is quite the treat, it contains three audio roundtable discussions from The MASS research review. MASS (Monthly Applications in Strength Sport) is a research review by Greg Nuckols, Dr. Eric Trexler, Dr. Mike Zourdos, and Dr. Eric Helms that covers the latest strength, hypertrophy, and nutritional science research in an easy-to-underst…
 
Nick, Brad, and Jeff talk about why they continue to train even though the rate they progress is significantly slower than it used to be and why they're so happy they haven't quit. How do the coaches view their training and bodybuilding now? What do the coaches do to help increase their and their athletes' motivation to train? In what ways can some…
 
Alberto and Eric discuss the path of natural bodybuilding and how it's a real option for those who want to compete in a competitive environment. Why is it important to be well-informed before using performance-enhancing drugs? If someone chooses to stay natural, are there places they can compete where there is good competition? Based on what we kno…
 
With 2021 coming to a close, Eric and Amanda sat down to have a conversation about how to set goals in a way that research suggests will maximize your chances of achieving them. How does Amanda approach setting goals with her clients? What is the transtheoretical model of behavior change and how can understanding it be helpful when wanting to make …
 
Andrea interviews Eric on the things he thinks about when building his or one of his athletes' training programs. How do programming considerations differ from exercise selection? What are the benefits to having a basic understanding of human anatomy? Which muscles would most likely benefit from isolation work because of their attachment sites? Wha…
 
Brad and Jeff sit down for an in-person Q&A. Topics include: nutrition on non-training days, fat loss, advice for beginners, and competing. What are the coaches' thoughts on lowering your calorie intake on non-training days? What tips do the coaches have for losing fat without tracking macros? Do Brad and Jeff think it's possible to build a pro-cal…
 
Alberto, Eric, and Brad discuss where to start if you're interested in getting into the sport of powerlifting. What are the fundamentals every new powerlifter should know and have in their life? When is a good time to do your first meet? Why does Eric like lifters to miss lifts (in a safe manner) occasionally? When you're starting, what do the coac…
 
Andrea, Alberto, and Jeff are back with another audience-sourced Q&A session. How do you know when you're physically and mentally ready for another contest prep? What is Jeff's process for learning his posing routine? What is the coaches' advice on setting and adjusting weekly training volume? What are the coaches' thoughts on parenting kids who ge…
 
Brad, Steve, and Jeff discuss aggressive fat-loss protocols and the reality of contest prep. What does Steve consider when reviewing an aggressive nutrition protocol? Is there a difference between a 170-lb person dieting on 10 calories per pound and a 90-lb person dieting on 10 calories per pound? What happens if you don't consume the recommended a…
 
Nick, Alberto, and Eric discuss common perceptions about back injuries, their personal experiences with back pain and nerve symptoms, spine anatomy, and more. How did Alberto hurt his back in 2008 and how did that affect him? When does Alberto tend to get injured? Are the discs in your spine really similar to soft jelly donuts? Why can you get nerv…
 
Jeff and Eric discuss how they help their athletes transition out of prep and reflect on the experience. What should you do if you go off plan after your show? Is it normal to go off plan? What advice do the coaches have when setting calorie targets post show? For coaches, when is a good time to start talking with an athlete about your post-show pl…
 
Eric, Brad, and Alberto discuss what a taper is, why they work, and how to run one. What is the difference between a deload and a taper? How do you adjust volume and intensity during a taper? What do the coaches take into consideration when setting up an athlete's taper? Do the coaches ever taper lifts differently and if so, how? What percentage in…
 
Amanda, Brad, and Eric discuss how to help your clients adjust their expectations when they are too high or too low. What is Amanda's first step when someone comes to her with what she believes are faulty perceptions? How can you help someone adjust their expectations without destroying their drive or enthusiasm? How can you help someone realize th…
 
Eric, Alberto, and Brad have an in-depth discussion around a recent Instagram post and Alberto's coaching strategies with the athlete showcased in that post. The post sparked a debate concerning why the athlete is in such good conditioning so far before his show. Why is Alberto coaching Dirk the way he is? What are the coaches' thoughts on shorter …
 
Steve, Alberto, and Eric discuss habits that make contest preps easier and more successful. What is one factor that influences whether someone gains or loses weight during a refeed or diet break? Why do we continue to do a certain behavior even when we don't want to? What advice do the coaches have on food choices during prep? How do the coaches fe…
 
Jeff, Brad, and Eric discuss how they create athletes' timelines for contest prep, adjust protocols when desired outcomes aren't being met, and modify timelines when things aren't going according to plan. What do the coaches need to know to plan an athlete's contest prep? What is the athlete's involvement in the creation of their plan? What advice …
 
Nick and Jeff discuss how to choose which exercises to include in your program, when to switch exercises, and how to transition from one exercise to another. What three things does Jeff consider when selecting his exercises? Which controversial exercises does Jeff do and why? Could it potentially be beneficial to change your exercises occasionally?…
 
Andrea, Alberto, and Eric answer 11 audience-supplied questions about protein, training, supplements, contest prep, massing phases, and more. What are Eric and Alberto's current supplement routines? How do the coaches feel about shorter preps with no refeeds? How can someone decrease the amount of muscle and/or joint soreness they feel after a trai…
 
Alberto, Eric, and Brad discuss the value of being efficient and how it can help you in your bodybuilding or powerlifting career. What do the coaches mean by being efficient ? How can being more efficient lead to a longer bodybuilding/powerlifting career? What do the coaches consider to be inefficient ways to diet and train? What programming strate…
 
Amanda, Alberto, and Jeff discuss common sources of stress, adjusting your training according to your life stress, and stress-reducing strategies. How can contest prep affect one's level of stress? Do Jeff and Alberto find it easier to manage bodybuilding-related stress or nonbodybuilding-related stress? How can you alter your breathing and set int…
 
Jeff, Brad, and Eric discuss the importance of gaining weight in the off-season and how to get more comfortable with it. What are the benefits of gaining weight in the off-season? Is having a negative self-perception required for improvement or can someone make progress with a nonnegative view of themself. What advice do the coaches have for those …
 
Alberto, Brad, and Steve discuss the strategies they use and the strategies they have their athletes/clients use to stay on track with their goals when they're struggling with motivation. Do the coaches always feel like lifting? What strategies do the coaches use to get themselves to do something when they don't feel like it? How can you use visual…
 
Eric, Nick, and Alberto discuss who can benefit from, when to use, and how to perform blood flow restriction (BFR) training. What is blood flow restriction training? What has been Alberto's experience (personally and with his athletes) with blood flow restriction training? What has been Nick's experience with blood flow restriction training as a ph…
 
Brad, Eric, and Alberto discuss how to navigate the overwhelming amount of books, podcasts, and research papers on all of the various health and fitness topics. What is the coaches' advice when it comes to content consumption? How is consuming content different if you're an athlete vs. if you're a coach? What filters and processes do the coaches us…
 
Brad, Jeff, and Alberto discuss how to assess your physique to help you make adjustments and get the best peak on show day. For physique updates, do the coaches prefer photos or videos? What are the coaches' thoughts on measuring body parts to track progress? Why do the coaches like to have their athletes refeed? What is the difference between flat…
 
Brad, Alberto, and Jeff discuss when, why, and how to minicut. How do the coaches think about and program minicuts? What are the downsides of aggressive minicuts? Why do the coaches oftentimes prefer a slower approach to fat loss over an aggressive minicut? What are the prerequisites for minicutting? What are the coaches' thoughts on prescribing ca…
 
Eric, Jeff, and Amanda discuss the dangers of striving to be optimal in your bodybuilding journey. What problems can occur when trying to be optimal? What can it cost you? How can the fear of missing out affect our decision-making? What strategies can someone use to help them decrease anxiety they are feeling? What are positive sources of fuel some…
 
Andrea, Brad, and Alberto conduct an audience-supplied Q&A session. They cover questions about bulking, cutting, programming, breaking plateaus, and more. What should you do if you miss a training session? What are the coaches' thoughts on correcting asymmetries between sides? What should you do if you miss your calorie target for the day when bulk…
 
In this episode, Alberto and Eric discuss what it's like to be, program for, and coach elite athletes. What are some programming strategies an advanced bodybuilder or powerlifter can use to help them make progress? How do the coaches define high-quality training? How do the coaches coach big-name athletes? Why is it important for an advanced athlet…
 
In this episode, Brad, Jeff, and Eric discuss their competitive, nutritional, and training-related goals for 2021. What does Jeff's prep currently look like? How does Eric manipulate his food choices and the weight of his food to help him make weight for powerlifting meets? How does Brad train around pain and manage training-related fatigue? How do…
 
What are other forms of progress besides increases in load and added reps? Nick, Brad, and Alberto discuss different kinds of progress and what someone can do if they've plateaued. How does Alberto continue to make progress this far into his bodybuilding career? What can you do to jump-start progress if you've plateaued in your strength and/or musc…
 
Alberto, Eric, and Andrea discuss the downsides and dangers of contest prep. In 3DMJ's opinion, what are the prerequisites for competing? What attitudes does someone typically have to develop in order to be a successful competitive bodybuilder? What can life be like after your first prep? When should someone not compete? In this episode, the group …
 
Eric, Brad, and Steve discuss strategies you can use to manipulate your appetite to help you achieve your goals. How has 3DMJ's approach to nutrition changed over the years? How important is structure when trying to gain weight? If you're struggling to eat enough calories, what are some simple things you can do to increase your appetite and calorie…
 
Eric, Alberto, and Amanda have an in-depth conversation about bingeing. They discuss causes, reactions, and potential solutions. What is the clinical definition of a binge episode ? What is Intuitive eating and how can it be helpful? What is Eric and Alberto's experience with intuitive eating? What are ways one can develop awareness? What are poten…
 
In this episode, Jeff, Brad, and Alberto discuss how they program their athletes' training. The coaches talk about numerous training tools, how they keep their athletes' training fresh, and training quality. What is Jeff's approach to programming? What has Brad been doing recently to make his athletes' training more enjoyable? What are the coaches'…
 
In this episode, Brad, Jeff, and Nick discuss insecurities and how they affect our life. They share some of their insecurities, what they do to deal with them, and talk about the benefits of insecurities. What got Brad, Jeff, and Nick into bodybuilding? Is it normal to have insecurities? How do the coaches create an environment that builds trust? W…
 
In this episode, Eric, Nick, and Jeff discuss what to do when you're experiencing pain. They talk about what causes injuries, how to modify your training and lifestyle in response to pain, and helpful attitudes to adopt during the recovery process. What is an injury? How does our capacity in regard to volume and intensity change over time? What hap…
 
In this episode, Brad, Jeff, and Alberto answer a wide variety of questions from the 3DMJ community. Topics covered include: Mini-cuts, refeeds, breaking plateaus, cardio recommendations, estimating your stage weight, and a lot more. If someone is new to resistance training should they cut, gain, or maintain their weight? Do the coaches prefer thei…
 
In this episode, Alberto, Brad, and Andrea discuss the decision all serious lifters face at some point in their journey, whether or not to use performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). They talk about why they chose the natural route, why they continue to choose that route, and how the enhanced side of the fitness industry has changed over the last three…
 
In this episode, Eric, Brad, and Steve (the team dietitian) have an in-depth discussion about plant-based, vegetarian, and vegan diets. They cover why people choose to consume a vegetarian or vegan diet, vegetarian diets vs. diets that include animal meat, and key nutrients those consuming a vegetarian or vegan diet need to be mindful of. Is there …
 
In this episode, Eric, Andrea, and Amanda (the team's mental health consultant) take a close look at confidence. They discuss what it is, what it is not, and how to become more confident. What is self-efficacy and how can you increase it? What is the difference between confidence and arrogance? What are some of the ways people deal with their insec…
 
This episode is the most comprehensive episode to date when it comes to teaching yourself or others how to lift. During the conversation, Eric, Jeff, and Brad discuss the tools and strategies they use to teach their athletes how to lift and pose. What is the difference between an internal cue and an external cue? When is a good time to use each one…
 
In this episode, Jeff, Alberto, and Andrea discuss the different divisions of physique sport. They cover how to choose your division, what the judges are evaluating, and how to best present yourself on show day. What four things are the judges evaluating when you're on stage? Can you be too lean? Is asymmetry between one's left and right side commo…
 
In this episode, Jeff, Brad, and Andrea discuss how the coaches design their athletes' protocols. What questions do the coaches ask a new athlete before designing their protocol? What details do they want to know? How do they design protocols for athletes who are multiple years away from competing? How do the coaches utilize tracking? What do the c…
 
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