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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 discuss our favorite and least favorite machines in the gym and how to implement them in your program. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehun…
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It's a question that often lingers in the air at the gym-why am I not seeing better results? We all know the primary reason we train is to look super jacked. Yet, despite the countless hours we spend in the gym and our meticulous attention to our nutrition, we often fall short of our desired physique. This lack of progress can even lead to one of t…
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In this episode, Derek and I ask a simple question: Are You Doing Everything You Can to Build Muscle? Of course, most people's first instinct is yes. But is there more you could be doing? Find out on today's show. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfit…
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One of my childhood heroes was legendary wrestler and coach Dan Gable. Dan is known for many famous quotes, but my favorite is this: "If it is important, do it every day. If it's not important, don't do it all." Now, of course, we can take this too literally. But in fitness, having daily habits to improve holds up. Here are five daily habits to imp…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss why progress is not always linear and outline a new program to look and feel good for Derek. Sit back, relax, and Enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntf…
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In this episode, Derek and I answer questions from listeners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Questions on the show: As you guys have mentioned on the pod recently, lengthened partials are all everyone seems to be talking about right now. How would you recommend implementing them into a program? Hey guys! I started powerlifting about a year and a half …
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss the recent popularity of using biomechanics to help with exercise selection. Does this make sense? And, if so, how should you use it to improve your programming? Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/servic…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss the benefits of sleep, why most protein bars are overrated, and the best shoes for training. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntf…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss how to eat to be jacked, strong, and capable of kicking ass. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Connect with Derek: …
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss how to train to be jacked, strong, and capable of kicking ass. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Connect with Derek…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss the recent Tom Brady roast, why its good college athletes are getting paid, training at home, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://ww…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss why I had to cancel the podcast last week, the movie industry, Dana White's new "biohacking" protocol, and why sometimes you need to trick yourself to get results. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/serv…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss what your training is missing. It's probably not what you think. Or maybe it is. You will have to listen to find out. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss UFC 300, proper hydration, sleep, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Connect with Derek: @DerekCharlebois …
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In this episode, Derek and I outline a complete program to develop a well-rounded functional fitness routine. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Connect …
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss various topics before getting into Q and A. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Connect with Derek: @DerekCharlebois …
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss setting up a diet for fat loss and some mistakes to avoid. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Connect with Derek: @D…
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In this episode, Derek and I outline an efficient PPL routine to build muscle in less than 60 minutes per workout. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Con…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss why powerlifting careers are so short. Does it come down to the psychology and mindset around powerlifting? Injuries? Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss cultivating longevity in nutrition. How do you stick to healthy eating for life? Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ …
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss cultivating longevity in fitness. How do you become a "lifer" who never stops? Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Co…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss why you train. Are you motivated to compete or just self-improvement? Which is better? We also answer a few questions at the end. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntF…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss the value of experience and what advice we would give our younger selves when we just started lifting weights. Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntfitness.com…
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In this episode, Derek and I discuss the Lions' appearance in the NFC Championship game, genetics' role in sports, and cultivating a winning mindset. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Connect with Derek: @DerekCharlebois https://www.prbreake…
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In this episode, Derek and I answer questions from listeners. Get your FREE powerlifting program here: Essential Strength. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Questions on the show: Q1: Hey Kyle, I travel a lot for work and want to pick up some small equipment to take with me when I can't get to a gym. What can I get w…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss periodization and how to plan your training for success. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Sign up for the Hunt Fitness newsletter and get two free ebooks: The Hunt Fitness FREE Flexible Dieting Manual Essential Strength Connect with Kyle: Email: Kyl…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss our gym pet peeves. Do you break any of the unwritten rules of gym etiquette? Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Absolute Strength 3.0: https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/programs/products/absolute-strength Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehunt…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss how to reach your goals in 2024. We review how to set SMART goals, time management strategies, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Connect with…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek answer questions from listeners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Questions on the show: 1: I'm a former powerlifter, but my main goal is hypertrophy/muscle building right now. My question is, I'm struggling with where to put deadlifts in my program or even if I need to do them. What are your guys' thoughts? For context, …
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek answer questions from listeners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Questions on the show: I have a question for you and Derek about personal training certifications. I am currently in a master's program for Exercise science and working in the field in a clinical setting, but I want to get a personal training certification …
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss fitness topics they have recently changed their mind about. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Connect with Derek: @DerekCharlebois Absolute Progress 2.…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss why Thanksgiving and other holidays should not harm your fitness progress. This time of year is about enjoying yourself. We live a consistent lifestyle so we can enjoy the holidays guilt-free. Taking extreme measures to "earn" your food is a flawed approach. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss why now is the best time to start anything and how to stop having an all-or-nothing mentality. We also go over Derek's new bodybuilding training routine in detail. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ I…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss avoiding checking all of the boxes in your fitness journey except effort. Do you weigh, measure, and track all your food but still need to consume more fruits and veggies? Do you search high and far for the "best" training program but fail to train hard enough for it to make a difference? What you do on paper…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss a variety of topics. We begin by pondering at what age you reach peak powerlifting performance. Then, at the end, we answer questions from listeners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Questions on the show: I am in a fat loss phase and want to start incorporating refeeds. My question is, should I have them on train…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss avoiding burnout, diminishing returns from training, and utilizing intensity techniques. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Connect with Derek: @DerekCh…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss AI, Olympic lifting, and the new age of fitness influencers. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Connect with Derek: @DerekCharlebois Absolute Progress 2.0 Absolute Muscle The Hunt …
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek answer questions from listeners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Questions on the show: I am new to powerlifting and want to be competitive and compete on the national stage eventually. My question is, what are some common mistakes new powerlifters make What are your thoughts on volume cycling throughout the year? Is the…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss how to aggressively pursue big-time fitness goals. Most of the time, you want a sustainable approach. However, there is a time and place to push things hard. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagr…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss achieving long-term fitness success with sustainable nutrition and training protocols. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Connect with Derek: @DerekChar…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss getting the most out of every rep. We talk a lot about effort, but effort only matters if you do the movements right. Things like technique, range of motion, and keeping the tension on the intended muscle are easy to let slip if you are not careful. We all need a reminder from time to time. Sit back, relax, a…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss using cardio for health and fat loss. We go over everything you need to know in programming effective cardio workouts. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessT…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek answer questions from listeners. Questions on the show: I just recently started a new job and I’m out of town all week in a small town with no gyms. I work construction, 12 hour shifts, 6 days a week with Sunday’s off. What is the best way to maintain strength, should I do bodyweight stuff during the week, and do a S…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss the missing links in your fitness journey - sleep, nutrition, and mobility/flexibility. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! New Bench Press Specialization Program Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @Hunt…
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In this episode, Kyle and Derek discuss ways to reestablish a sense of accomplishment from training and how a "functional" approach can lead to more enjoyment. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitness…
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In this episode, Derek and I catch up after a two-week break and answer questions from listeners. Questions on the show: In regards to doing squat and deadlift where you normally hold your breathe through the movement to brace. Do you do the same breathing pattern when your doing high rep work? When I'm working in a low rep range I have no problem.…
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In this episode, I talk about the future of fitness and provide a quick life update. Thank you to everyone who regularly listens to the show. 400 episodes! Here is to 400 more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouT…
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In this episode, I answer questions from listeners. Can you believe it is August already? Kids will be going back to school soon. Football season is starting. Summer goes by fast. Episode 400 is next week. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Questions on the show: I want a piece of cardio equipment for my house. I'm torn between a treadmill and a stationar…
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In this episode, Derek and I answer questions from listeners. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Questions on the show: 1: If proximity to failure is important for hypertrophy, then should we be grinding our reps out toward the end of a set? Also, why is there so much emphasis on having perfect technique? Could that be a potential barrier to progress? 2: …
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In this episode, I aim to define functional fitness. We have all heard and even used the expression "functional fitness," but what does it even mean? I look at it from a few different perspectives and provide insight into how we can incorporate it into our training. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com…
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