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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 146 0:00 – A ‘behind the scenes’ story of the stupid, daily struggles of running a business as a 1 man show! 22:21 – Jenni from MN asks about digestion and water intake and how those two work together (or don’t) and also wants to know about strategies for macro compensation following a bad day. 34:35 – Tom from NYC asks about men’s physique competitors...The post The Drop Set – Episode 146: PT Business Struggles, Macro Compensations, MPD Cop-Out? appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 145 0:00 – Whoa, back to 2 episodes in a week!  Starting off with a gruesome, nightmare-ish tale and a big fat “AVOID” warning in a quick TV report, then we get on with it. 10:34 – One of the biggest and most common problems in bodybuilding is post-show blues and it’s time to tackle it head on and figure out how to avoid them...The post The Drop Set – Episode 145: Post-show Blues, Golden Ratios, Finding the Right Deficit appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 144 0:00 – Long breaks are becoming the norm!  Back today after taking last week off due to illness, there’s a lot to cover.  We’ll start with the critical stuff:  a lawn report and logo update! 8:54 – Dan in MA called with questions regarding exercise substitutions in the gym which gave me a chance to address it as a larger and broader topic 18:42...The post The Drop Set – Episode 144: Exercise Substitutions, Growth Season Intake, Supplements appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 143 0:00 – Finally back after a longer-than-expected hiatus due to a root canal and some travel.  Don’t forget to vote on the NEW logo options for The Drop Set which will be online for voting for just a short term 9:30 – Trish had a good question via email on freelance training in gyms.  Problem, or not so much? 15:30  – Sally raises a...The post The Drop Set – Episode 143: Frelance Training, Obliques, Breathing, Realistic Expectations appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 142 0:00 – Intro and welcome! 2:50 – An unplanned detour into RANT territory regarding crossovers at NPC shows.  Executive summary:  it’s gotta stop! 8:35 – My Olympia recap from a fairly forgettable (yep, I said it) weekend, and also:  how bodybuilding is like the NFL (hint:  it’s not a good thing) 20:55 – Morgan from Instagram asks about transitioning into the off-season transition after...The post The Drop Set – Episode 142: Olympia Recap, Off-Season Transition, Reasons vs. Excuses appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 141 We’re back! I missed y’all on Monday and my excuse for being absent is a new one. Check it out! 0:00 – Intro, and Darin whines about his tooth pain and goes into way too much detail on his new drum set.  Apologies in advance. 10:24 – Steve from NY has questions about targeting specific muscle groups, namely developing outer quad sweep and bringing...The post The Drop Set – Episode 141: Effective Reps, Are You Ready to Compete? appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 140 It’s dentist day on The Drop Set!  I lament my upcoming torture session in the chair and then we dig in to the topics of the day. 5:01 – a little perspective from Emily on how alcohol factors in (or doesn’t) when it comes to contest prep and I gotta say, this take is very refreshing 10:38 – have issues finishing a meal?  Yeah,...The post The Drop Set – Episode 140: IF Revisited, Vertical Diet appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 139 For the final Friday in August we do some really, really deep digs on topics that commonly confuse people – so consider this my bible on these topics! Check the full timestamped notes below for details! 0:00 – Intro – Upcoming Changes, Feedback Welcome!6:55 – Leg press loading mechanics – ever wonder why a lot of leg press machines have multiple places where you...The post The Drop Set – Episode 139: Sugar Alcohols, The Math of Fiber appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 138 0:00 – Intro, follow-up segment! 14:00 – Macros – what to count? 25:45 – Alcohol, revisited! 40:22 – Personal updateThe post The Drop Set – Episode 138: Macro Tracking Exceptions, Alcohol Revisited appeared first on Five Starr Physique.
The Drop Set – Episode 137 Today, I probably reveal more about myself than I should, including right off the bat. Everything about myself summarized in a semi-embarrassing 5 minute story. Then we move on to much better things, with good questions from Steve and Zack (regular contributors!) – and then, my coup de grace: a rant on why Absentia is one of the worst shows I’ve seen in recent...The post The Drop Set – Episode 137: Saunas for Recovery, Soreness, TV Hate Watching 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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