This episode is one of the chapters of the new second edition of my bestselling book for experienced weightlifters, Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger, which is live now at

In this book, you’ll learn science-based and time-proven formulas for eating and training that’ll help you shatter muscle and strength plateaus, set new personal records, and build your best body ever. 

And better yet, you’ll do it without following restrictive or exotic diets, putting in long hours at the gym, or doing crushing workouts that leave you aching from tip to tail.

Also, to celebrate this momentous occasion, I’m giving away over $6,000 of glorious goodies, including . . .

  • 30-minute Zoom call with yours unruly
  • Vitamix blender
  • WHOOP fitness tracker
  • $200 Lululemon gift card
  • One month of Legion VIP coaching
  • Inzer weightlifting belt
  • And much more . . .

All you have to do for a chance to win is…

  1. Head over to, and buy a copy of BBLS 2.0 (any format)
  2. Forward the receipt email to [email protected]

. . . and voila, you’re entered in the giveaway.

You have to act fast, though, because the launch bonanza ends and the winners will be chosen on October 16th.

You can also increase your chances of winning by buying extra copies of the book (any formats). Specifically . . .

  • If you buy 3 copies, you’ll get 5 giveaway entries (+400{740fcf70e3ac1f1193a1b542e1c9e953922ad085105f0bf8299e70261e238f62} chance to win).
  • If you buy 5 copies, you’ll get 8 giveaway entries (+700{740fcf70e3ac1f1193a1b542e1c9e953922ad085105f0bf8299e70261e238f62} chance to win).
  • If you buy 10 copies, you’ll get 15 giveaway entries (+1400{740fcf70e3ac1f1193a1b542e1c9e953922ad085105f0bf8299e70261e238f62} chance to win) plus an autographed copy of the book.

So, for instance, if you buy the paperback, ebook, and audiobook, you’ll get 5 entries to win, and if you buy 3 paperbacks as well as the ebook and audiobook, you’ll get 8 entries, and so forth.

And what are you going to do with extra books, you’re wondering? 

You could give them to your workout buddies, donate them to your local library, hurl them at unpleasant children, I don’t know—there are so many options when you think about it.

Anyway, to learn more about the giveaway and get your copy of Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger 2.0, head over to

Alright, let’s get to the episode.

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5:42 – The BBLS periodization plan 

6:58 – The BBLS training routine 

11:38 – The BBLS workouts 

16:25 – The BBLS progression methods 

41:21 – How to find your starting weights 

Mentioned on the show: 

Beyond Bigger Leaner Stronger 2.0

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