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Welcome to The Absolute Strength Podcast hosted by author, powerlifter, and fitness entrepreneur, Kyle Hunt. This is a show dedicated to providing quality information on all things strength culture. The podcast features conversations with some of the biggest names in fitness, sports, and business. New episodes are released every week! Business inquiries: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com
 
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In this episode, Derek and I recap our year and look ahead to 2023. We also get into some of our goals for next year. Sit back, relax and enjoy. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Derek @DerekCharlebois Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Absolute Progre…
 
In this episode, I talk about ten fat loss tips to help you lose weight and keep it off. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Ten Tips: 1: Track calories and protein 2: Lift weights at least three times per week 3: Don’t diet too aggressively 4: Track daily steps and aim for at least 8-10k per day 5: Limit highly palata…
 
In this episode, Derek and I answer questions from listeners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Questions on the show: My time for training is extremely limited. Can I build a decent physique on three or four workouts a week for 30 minutes? What exercises do you recommend, and how many set…
 
In this episode, I recap UFC 280 and answer questions submitted by listeners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Questions on the show: Q1: How do you avoid comparing yourself to others on social media? I sometimes find myself seeing other people’s progress and getting discouraged. Q2: What is more important for strength, intensity, or volume? I guess wha…
 
In this episode, Derek and I answer questions on the difference between training for powerlifting and bodybuilding, bad fitness advice, and avoiding burnout. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Derek: Instagram: @DerekCharlebois Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/…
 
In this episode, Derek and I talk about tips to help you build muscle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Derek: @DerekCharlebois Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Absolute Progress 2.0 Absolute Muscle The Hunt Fi…
 
In this episode, I talk with the man behind the Whiteboard Daily Instagram account, Karl Eagleman. During the show, we discuss his new book, The Whiteboard Daily Book of Cues", and go over coaching cues to improve your squat, deadlift, and bracing. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect…
 
In this episode, I answer questions from listeners. Questions on the show: Q 1: My question is, how do you know when is a good time to implement a refeed day or a cheat meal? I've been very consistent with my diet for over a month. I'm addicted to food and am afraid I'll mess up my results if I do a cheat meal or refeed day. Any advice on how to go…
 
In this episode, I talk about if you can be too obsessed with fitness and answer questions submitted by listeners. Questions: Q 1: When trying to build muscle, how often should you change workout programs, exercises, etc.? Q2: Is there any application for using BFR training for powerlifting accessories? Q3: Hey Kyle, I want to get an exercise bike …
 
In this episode, I answer questions from listeners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Questions: Q1: In the last podcast, you talked about the best barbell to buy. However, do you have a recommendation for a women’s barbell? Q2: Hey Kyle, I know spot reduction is not really possible, but do you have any suggestions on how to get rid of my love handles? Q…
 
In this episode, Derek and I answer questions about learning, our next powerlifting meet, selecting the right barbell for your home gym, why you are not losing weight, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Questions on the show: Q1: Where do you, personally, go to keep up with studies regarding strength and nutrition? I.e., do you subscribe to MASS…
 
In this episode, I answer questions about leg drive in the bench press, non-complete protein sources, popular fad diets, and more. Questions on the show: 1: Hello, sir! My question to you for the podcast is, how do I know I am getting enough leg drive to support either a flat bench or an incline bench press with a barbell? 2: I had a question about…
 
In this episode, I go over the books I read in July and answer questions from listeners. Books I read in July The Terminal List – Jack Carr Scars and Stripes – Tim Kennedy How to Win at the Sport of Business – Mark Cuban The Spartan Way – Joe DeSena Questions or Topics: 1: How do I maintain my strength while trying to lose weight? 2: How does a nov…
 
In this episode, I answer questions from listeners, three of which are on protein intake. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Questions: 1: What are some good high protein and low-fat protein sources? I find myself running out of fat early in the day with protein still to eat. 2: What is the lowest amount of protein you can eat while maximizing muscle grow…
 
In this episode, I tell a bizarre story and answer five questions from listeners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Questions on the show: 1: Hi Kyle, I’m going on vacation in a few weeks, and during I’ll have access to a gym but, I probably won’t have access to my normal implements (swiss bar, trap bar, landmine, etc.). What is the best way to approach …
 
In this episode, I talk about the books I read in June, give a detailed look at Chris Bumstead's training and diet, and answer questions from listeners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Books I read in June: Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts – Loren Landow Sparring Partners – John Grisham How to Become a Straight-A Student – Cal Newport Getting Thi…
 
In this episode, Derek and I go over our favorite exercises for each muscle group. We talk about everything from the back and chest to forearms and calves. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Derek: @DerekCharlebois Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @…
 
In this episode, I talk about fitness being more than what we do in the gym and answer listener questions. Questions on the show: I have heard you talk about double progression in the past. Can you explain how it works again? Hey Kyle, I have a question for you. Is it better to take a multivitamin or just take individual vitamins/minerals you might…
 
In this episode, I answer questions from the newsletter. Questions on the show: Q1: How do you find the appropriate weekly volume for a muscle group? I know there is a certain usual range, somewhere between 10 and 20 sets per week, but how do you find this? Do you just start with 10 and work your way up until you see the most change? How many weeks…
 
In this episode, I answer questions from my newsletter. Questions on the show: Q#1: I have been lifting consistently for five years. I listen to your podcast and others for advice on nutrition and weight lifting. However, all the information is for the young lifter. I am 50 years old. I would like to hear advice on how to make progress as an older …
 
In this episode, I go over five books I read in May, the relationship between volume and frequency, trusting the process, caffeine intake, and knowing who to trust in fitness. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTu…
 
In this episode, I go over everything you need to know to build muscle. I talk about the role of progressive overload, mechanical tension, volume, intensity, frequency, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Read the article here: https://kylehuntfitness.com/the-ultimate-training-guide-to-build-muscle/ Get the NEW Absolute Muscle program here: https…
 
In this episode, Heather and I talk about supplement manufacturing 101. We dig into how supplements get made, quality control, testing for banned substances, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Heather @h_jacques Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Insta…
 
In this episode, Derek and I answer questions from listeners. Questions on the show: Hey Kyle, I love the podcasts with Derek. Can you ask him how he got started with bodybuilding and powerlifting? What are your thoughts on tempo training? Is it an effective way to train or a waste of time? When is the best time to do cardio? I know there is some d…
 
In this episode, I talk about Charles Oliveira's win over Justin Gaethje, productivity tips, cognitive benefits of intermittent fasting, creatine non-responders, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Questions on the show: 1: What are your thoughts on the cognitive benefits of Interm…
 
In this episode, I talk about my Instagram experiment, the four books I read in April, and answer questions from listeners. Download FREE Flexible Dieting Manual: HERE Questions on the show: 1: I have always been told you should not eat at night, is there any truth to this? 2: Hey Kyle, I have a teenage daughter who plays high school soccer. Should…
 
The idea that you can maximize progress by altering what you eat before, during, and after a workout is nothing new. This concept is called peri-workout nutrition, and it has been around for a long time. Although peri-workout nutrition may not be as important as once thought, it can make a difference. Besides, often there is no downside to implemen…
 
In this episode, Derek and I answer questions submitted by listeners of the show. Q#1: Hey Kyle, I heard that creatine causes hair loss and baldness, is there any truth to this? Q#2: I travel a ton for work and it makes it hard to follow any type of diet. Do you have any advice for things I can eat on the go, or what to order when frequently eating…
 
Almost every food has been villainized by the media. Of course, we have the typical culprits such as processed food, saturated fat, and sugar getting the brunt of the attention. But, depending on where you look, you can find things like grains, red meat, and dairy receiving similar treatment. Furthermore, there are even some circles that recommend …
 
In this episode, I answer questions from Instagram. 1: Why do lighter weights sometimes feel heavier than usual? 2: I’m overweight and currently eating at maintenance. When should I start cutting for summer? 3: When does intra workout carbs make sense? 4: Advice to break out as a fitness coach in the saturated fitness coach/influencer realm we live…
 
The fitness industry is built from arguably, one of the most persuasive advertising tools in existence – the transformation picture. These “before and after’s” are used to sell everything from workout equipment, coaching, books, and supplements. But, at the personal level, these transformations sell hope. Few things in fitness are as exciting as th…
 
Two plates. It’s a milestone for every young lifter. We all remember that feeling of pushing up 225lbs for the first time. Some of us probably even remember the gym where it happened. It’s safe to say a 225lbs bench press is a big deal. However, as we advance in our lifting career, the expectations rise. Eventually, it becomes unacceptable to just …
 
In fitness, time on task should be worth a lot. However, sometimes experienced people still struggle with their fitness goals. Why is that? We all follow basically the same pattern with any new skill we learn. We start off wanting to get better at something, gather information from a book, website, podcast, or coach, practice until we reach an acce…
 
In this episode, I go over how to calculate calories and macros for building muscle and losing fat. The “secret” to any diet in terms of body composition comes down to calories and macronutrients. Every diet is a macro diet, whether you track them or not. In my opinion, regardless of what diet you choose to hitch your wagon to, it makes sense to le…
 
In this episode, Heather and I answer questions about supplements! What are the three best supplements for building muscle and general health? Should you take a break from caffeine? Is it a bad idea to dry scoop pre-workout? We go over all of these questions and more in today's episode. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://ww…
 
In this episode, I talk about how to use percentages, RPE, and RIR in your training. Both percentage-based training and an autoregulated approach using the RPE scale and RIR have their place. The key is understanding how they fit together to help you get the most out of your training. Knowing which string to pull at the right time is one of the pri…
 
In this episode, I sit down with sports psychologist Dr. Jason Selk. Jason was the director of sports psychology for the St. Louis Cardinals from 2006 to 2011. He is a bestselling author, international speaker, and top performance coach. During the show, we talk about training for mental toughness, the dangers of problem-centric thinking, goal sett…
 
In this episode, Derek and I talk about a bunch of random things and answer questions from listeners at the end. Questions on the show: 1. I have heard when you are cutting, it's a bad idea to have carbs and fats in the same meal. Is there any truth to this? [should the post-workout meal be low fat?] 2. When you get closer to your genetic potential…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Cory Gregory. Cory is an OG in the fitness space. During the show, we talk about old-school bodybuilding, powerlifting, getting the right squad around you, mindset, and more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Cory: https://maxeffortmuscle.com/ …
 
Let’s face it, training to build muscle can get boring. The most effective training programs involve the same basic exercises repeated consistently, and progressively over time. With that being said, variety is the spice of life. How many cable crossovers and dumbbell curls can you do before getting tired of it and joining a CrossFit gym? Sometimes…
 
Questions on the show: Q1: Since I started lifting, I have been a home gym guy. However, I recently moved across the country and sold all of my equipment. My question is, what should I look for when picking out the right gym? Q2: When it comes to arm training, do you still recommend the general 10-20 sets per week for biceps and triceps, or do you …
 
In this episode, Heather and I talk about the keys to reaching your fitness goals this year. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Heather: Instagram: @h_jacques Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Absolute Progress 2.0: https://kylehuntfitness.s…
 
In 2019, I recorded a podcast titled, 19 Book You Need to Read in 2019. I received a lot of great feedback from that episode. However, I feel this type of piece needs to be updated from time to time. And, I’m a book nerd so, here we are three years later with an updated list. The new year is the perfect time to pick up a new habit, or better yet, w…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Brad Schoenfeld. Brad is one of the leading researchers around muscle building and fat loss. During the show, we talk about what science tells us about training volume, progressive overload, rep ranges, training to failure, exercise selection, cardio, and more. This episode is loaded with information. Sit back, rela…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Bobby Dautrich. Bobby is co-owner of All American Roughneck and Axe and Sledge Supplements. During the show, Bob outlines his unconventional path to becoming an Ironman. He went from 275 pounds and not running, biking, or swimming to completing an Ironman within nine months. You are going to love this episode. Sit b…
 
In this episode, Derek and I look ahead to 2022. Are you set up to make 2022 your best year yet? Sit back, relax and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Derek: Instagram: @DerekCharlebois Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Absolute Prog…
 
In this episode, I sit down with the CEO of Renaissance Periodization, Nick Shaw. During the show, we talk about Nick's background in fitness, how RP was started, our love of reading, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Get 10% OFF Axe and Sledge Supplements DISCOUNT CODE: “HUNT” a…
 
In this episode, I answer questions from listeners. Is it better to do cardio or weights first, protein Intake 101, and what are overrated supplements for powerlifting? Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get 10% OFF Axe and Sledge Supplements DISCOUNT CODE: “HUNT” at https://axeandsledge.com/ Questions on the show: Q1: This is a three-part question about …
 
In this episode, I sit down with Heather Jacques. Heather is a product specialist with Axe and Sledge Supplements. We talk about how she got introduced to fitness, her unconventional path into the supplement industry, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Get 10% OFF Axe and Sledge S…
 
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