Christian Thibaudeau is a Canadian bodybuilder, and strength coach. He’s successfully trained a wide array of athletes from Olympic lifters and strongmen to hockey players and figure skaters. He’s also a former competitive Olympic weightlifter, football coach, and has his M.Sc. degree in exercise science. Chris gained notability in the online bodybuilding world in the late 1990s as a key contributor to the online bodybuilding magazine, Iron Magazine Online (or IronMag). He is currently a frequent contributor to Testosterone Magazine and has been applauded by fellow trainers for his willingness to accept and incorporate other ideas into his training program.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
– Crossfit: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly [6:13]
– Why varying training methods is better than changing exercises [10:04]
– The secrets to injury prevention [12:24]
– Which Fitness Program Gets You Into the Best Shape [15:45]
– The #1 cause of injury in Crossfit [17:38]
– Why you should train movements over muscles [19:16]
– Why the best Crossfit competitors train like football players [25:10]
– When to change workout programs [35:01]
– The single most important thing that will change your body [40:00]
– How to avoid plateaus [47:00]
– The most important factor in getting a lean, muscular look in your 40s [54:10]
– #1 tip to build a strong, athletic body [59:43]
– The best way to train for most people [1:05:33]
– How to use loaded carries for fat loss [1:09:00]
– The importance of the mind-muscle connection [1:18:13]
– A trick to try when you don’t feel your muscles during an exercise [1:22:45]
– How many days a week should you train to transform your body [1:27:05]
– The best supplements to reduce inflammation and get better results in the gym [1:40:31]
– Why many people get fat when they start working out [1:45:45]
– The future trends of fitness [1:51:49]
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