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The Drop Set: Bodybuilding Discussion on training, nutrition, motivation and more

Author: Darin Starr

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Contest prep coach Darin Starr discusses all topics related to bodybuilding: training, dieting, contest prep, as well as the mental and physical challenges associated with the lifestyle. For competitors and weekend warriors alike!
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The Drop Set – Episode 169 0:00 – A big announcement, a rant, and more – we’re coming in hot! Except for the first 3 minutes where I futz with my audio settings because it’s a new computer and nothing is quite right! 20:45 – Katie (ID) – let’s talk plie squats! 29:08 – Drew (WA) calling in with a quarantine report and a positive perspective! 37:15 – Katie (ID)... The post The Drop Set – Episode 169: Gyms and Masks, Quarantine Stories, Plie Squats appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 168 0:00 – Back for more! This is the ‘randomness’ component of the episode where I share (and talk about) some new music, and give updates on my home gym activities, new computer build, and other crap that probably no one cares about 27:13 – finally, a different voice! Kristen (FL) is asking about intermittent fasting, and while I offer some thoughts there I go... The post The Drop Set – Episode 168 – Intermittent Fasting, Waist Trainers, Randomness appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 167 In today’s special edition of The Drop Set, it’s straight and to the point. Gyms in some southern states are getting ready to reopen as early as 4/24. Is this a good move? As someone who is likely eager to get back to the gym, should you? How do you know? What can you ask of your gym to help decide if it’s safe... The post The Drop Set – Episode 167: SPECIAL UPDATE – Should You go Back to the Gym? appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 166 0:00 – Hey, it’s me again! A few opening words of encouragement, reality, and a quick update on where I’ve been. 10:19 – Kaia (AZ) – her husband is looking to build some muscle but has a routine that is really not suited for that goal – how should we proceed here? 16:41 – Erin (MN) is asking about the difference between HIIT and... The post The Drop Set – Episode 166: Shifting Towards Growth, HIIT/MISS/NEAT, Tempo Again! appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 165 0:00 – An opening word about the current virus situation but more importantly a discussion about home gyms! 23:14 – Kaia (AZ) once again keeping the show afloat, this time with questions regarding adduction and abduction exercises at home 31:00 – Darin (TN) takes the stage with a personal update with some samples from recent days in the studio 45:31 Erin (MN) Questions about... The post The Drop Set – Episode 165: Home Gyms, Ad/Abduction, Fiber Timing and Details appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 164 0:00 – Intro! Studio update with a new demo – things are taking shape! 10:47 – A quick update on my own workout status and overall progress 25:15 Kaia (AZ) Working around possible cancellations of shows, let’s talk recommendations! 33:20 Let’s talk a bit about adaptability The post The Drop Set – Episode 164: Working with Volatile Schedules, Adaptability appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 163 0:00 – Intro! Derby update! Music update! Quick Coronavirus update and then SCREW THAT NOISE 16:35 – A quick note about dealing with adversity in these interesting times! 23:28 Heather (NJ) asking about full range of motion vs. intentional partial range of motion 31:24 Kaia (AZ) asking about deload weeks! 38:11 Darin (TN) wants to talk to everyone about working from home – not... The post The Drop Set – Episode 163: Dealing with Adversity, Range of Motion, Deload Weeks, Working from Home! appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 162 0:00 – Intro! Quick music update from over the weekend 6:03 – Coronavirus update, just what everyone wants to hear! Including some tips on how to keep things as safe as possible. 16:55 Erin (Minneapolis, MN) has questions about the difference or appropriateness of drop sets vs. rest/pause 27:12 Heather (NJ) asking about muscle maturity – how does it impact things AND how do... The post The Drop Set – Episode 162 – Coronavirus Update, Drop Sets vs. Rest/Pause, Muscle Maturity, Off-Season Acceptance appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 161 0:00 – Intro! Surprise episode, new music, studio recap 12:37 – Time to talk about everyone’s favorite topic that I know NO ONE is sick of yet – the Coronavirus! Specifcally as it relates to bodybuilding – discussing potential show closures, how to be safe in the gym, and more. 23:19 Marc (Dallas, TX) called in asking about tempo and if it has a... The post The Drop Set – Episode 161: COVID-19 & Bodybuilding, Tempo, PCT vs. Bridge, Doing Multiple Shows appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 160 0:00 – Back to it!  Puppy update! 11:02 – Jesse from ND has a good question on dealing with an unplanned daily caloric shortfall – a few possible approaches to this! 18:29 – Drew from WA talking about emotional manipulation from others as a part of prep – good conversation starter! 28:09 – Joey from CA is wondering about blood flow restriction, or occlusion... The post The Drop Set – Episode 160: Caloric Shortfalls, Emotional Manipulators, BFR Training appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 159 The post The Drop Set – Episode 159: Chicken Recipes, Long/Short Muscles, Puppy Update! appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 158 0:00 – Intro!  Music, lifting, diet, and PUPPY news 11:10  – Hyman from CA is asking about mass gainers, and specifically trying to dig in on what he’s heard about them with regard to kidney function. 17:11 – Paula from MO is wondering about adhering to a diet in the face of parties, get togethers and such.  It’s a common question and problem so... The post The Drop Set – Episode 158: Mass Gainers, Party-Related Decisions, Tasty Salmon! appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 157 0:00 – Intro!  Short and sweet (you’re welcome!) 2:41  – Are you ready for probably the dumbest bit of training advice you’ve ever heard?  Get ready and have a trash can nearby in case the sheer stupidity of this makes you almost hurl, like it did me. 15:24 – Mea Culpa.  My math knowledge isn’t what it used to be!  Thanks Kevin for calling... The post The Drop Set – Episode 157: Idiot Celebrity Trainers, Chest Activation, ‘Abnormalities’ appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 156 Watch out, we’re working without a net here. NO set agenda for today’s episode, it’s just incoherent and random garbage from the word ‘go’ – you’ve been warned! The post The Drop Set – Episode 156: Post-Holiday Catch Up appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 155 0:00 – Whoa, new intro music!  Since I felt like indulging in sharing a new demo, I figured I’d try to make it relevant to bodybuilding – did it work? 16:37  – Conor (Houston, TX) has a couple good questions – we dig into specifics on post-workout nutrition timing and also composition to some extent, and then also the age old question:  how many... The post The Drop Set – Episode 155: A Little Philosophy, Post-Workout Nutrition, Cardio Struggles appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 154 0:00 – Welcome back to me!  A bit of an unexpected break but back in action at last! 3:10  – Rachel has a great conversation starter about weight belts – what do they do, why use them and when are they a BAD idea? 13:39 – Shocking I know, but I have some opinions on the new Peloton ad that’s been making the rounds... The post The Drop Set – Episode 154: Lifting Belts, Peloton Ad, Travel Recap! appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 153 0:00 – I kick things off today with several updates!  Personal, Taz-related, band-related, and also lawn-related – the final one of 2019! 12:24 – Let’s talk turkey.  Thanksgiving (and holidays in general) are a huge source of anxiety for most bodybuilders.  Let me talk you off the ledge a bit but also be real about how you can screw things up. 17:38 – Paula... The post The Drop Set – Episode 153: Thanksgiving Eating, Macro Subs, Being a Better Coach appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 152 0:00 – Friday Focus check – WHAT ARE YOU DOING? 7:28 – Annie from Seattle has a good question about imbalances, specifically like left-to-right imbalances.  What’s the best way to address these? 15:00 – A proper welcome!  Let’s catch up on some personal stuff, shall we? 23:50 – A quick TV update to close us out today!  We’ve been feasting our eyes on some... The post The Drop Set – Episode 152: Friday Focus Check, Dealing with Imbalances appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 151 0:00 – Intro!  There’s a new poll up at TheDropSet.com – make sure you go vote!  And hey, to set the tone for the day let’s open up with an extended rant about gym music! 11:45 – Dan in MA is asking about “intermingling” different training methodologies, such as working in Crossfit-style workouts along with bodybuilding training 20:35 – Earlier in the week I... The post The Drop Set – Episode 151: Incorporating METCON’s, Signs of a Gym Asshole appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 150 0:00 – Time to recap the weekend that was – show results, a very creative weekend, and an update on my wife’s current project 11:35 – A funny story about integrity and the sad state of affairs in the coaching business currently 27:28 – Our good buddy Tasha is asking about DELOADING – fun stuff.  Let’s dig in.  Also:  a 25 week prep?  WTF?... The post The Drop Set – Episode 150: Integrity (Rant), Deloading, Favorite Exercises appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
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Dwayne uk

Amazing Podcast - enjoy the in depth information on his own personal challenges during his cut. listen to every episode. 5 Starrs *****

Jan 4th
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James T. Honeycutt Jr.

keep going

May 26th
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Suzy Brown

Already on episode 31 after only a few weeks. Delivery of info is awesome. Doesn't spell it out like your a child but doesn't speak over your head. Darin is definitely my fitness spirit animal!

Mar 11th
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