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Video for Gymchat 243 - How to Improve Your Pull Ups (Frank DiMeo)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 243 - How to Improve Your Pull Ups [with Strength Coach Frank DiMeo, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.




Gymchat 243 - How to Improve Your Pull Ups (Frank DiMeo)

There are certainly many, many varieties of chin-ups and pull-ups. Fantastic exercises.
This week we're taking a detailed look at these amazing exercises, and discussing how to increase both their quality and quantity. Whether you can already knock them out by the dozen, or are gearing up for your first. Helping us tackle this one - as well as your questions (just post them on the Event page, or use the Q&A tool during the discussion itself) is Strength Coach Frank DiMeo, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Frank and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Q&A (during the discussion itself). And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Video for Gymchat 242 - The Role of Genetics in Aesthetics & Performance (Bill Piche)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 242 - The Role of Genetics in Aesthetics & Performance [with Powerlifter Bill Piche, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.



Gymchat 242 - The Role of Genetics in Aesthetics & Performance (Bill Piche)

When it comes to physical aesthetics and performance, how much is down to 'having good genes' and how much is simply a matter of working hard?
This week we're looking closely at the role of each, and to what extent each can change or be changed. Helping us tackle this one is Powerlifter Bill Piche, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Bill and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Q&A (during the discussion itself). And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.

Details -

Who : Powerlifter Bill Piche, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett Topic : The Role of Genetics in Aesthetics & Performance When : Wednesday Apr 2, 8:00pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone). How : Watch the live stream, and ask questions, directly on the Event page. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.


Video for Gymchat 241 - Advanced Fat Loss : Losing the Last 10lb (Vic Magary)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 241 - Advanced Fat Loss : Losing the Last 10lb [with Online Fitness Coach Vic Magary, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.




Gymchat 241 - Advanced Fat Loss : Losing the Last 10lbs (Vic Magary)

Fat loss. We outlined the basic idea in a recent Gymchat ( #231 ); what happens when progress slows down a little or stops altogether? How do you lose the last few pounds?
This week we'll be tackling this very question, detailing some of the advanced strategies that can really pay dividends in the quest for fat loss perfection. Taking things from 'very good' to 'exceptional'. Joining us is Online Fitness Coach Vic Magary, together with Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Vic and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Q&A (during the discussion itself). And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Video for Gymchat 240 - Periodization (Karsten Jensen)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 240 - Periodization [with Strength Coach Karsten Jensen, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.




Gymchat 240 - Periodization (Karsten Jensen)

Periodization. It's quite possibly a term you've heard before, but what exactly is it? How did it start, and what's involved?
This week we'll be discussing this area in detail, answering all of the above and a whole lot more (we'll answer as many of your questions as we can - just jump in the Q&A, which'll appear during the discussion itself). Taking us through the entire process is Strength Coach Karsten Jensen, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : In addition to the questions, we'd love to hear your comments & suggestions. If there's a particular area you'd like Karsten and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and drop us a line. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.

Details -

Who : Strength Coach Karsten Jensen, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett Topic : Periodization When : Wednesday Mar 19, 9:00pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone). How : Watch the live stream, and ask questions, directly on the Event page. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.
See you there.


Video for Gymchat 239 - How to Get HUGE! (Craig Bongelli)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 239 - How to Get HUGE! [with Strongman and Strength Coach Craig Bongelli, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.



Gymchat 239 - How to Get HUGE! (Craig Bongelli)

Whether it's for strength, competition or aesthetics, how do you go about packing on a serious amount of muscle mass? Is it just a matter of 'eating everything in sight' and training hard?
This week we'll be discussing this area in detail, explaining exactly how to tackle your hypertrophy goals. What's possible, how long it takes and a whole lot more. Taking us through the entire process is Strongman and Strength Coach Craig Bongelli, together with Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Craig and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat (during the discussion itself) and jump in the Q&A. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Gymchat 238 - Fitness Business Strategies (Matt Palfrey)

UPDATE (5 Mar 2014) :

Unfortunately a connectivity issue got in the way of this one, so we've rescheduled it for Monday (full details below). Apologies for that.

Scott


If you've been involved with the fitness industry for any length of time, chances are you've thought about setting up your own gym. Perhaps you've already got one. Either way - how do you promote it? Attract new customers? Learn about what works, and what doesn't?
This week we'll be discussing this area in detail, answering all of the above and a whole lot more. Joining us is Strength & Conditioning Coach Matt Palfrey, together with Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Matt and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat (during the discussion itself) and jump in the Q&A. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Video for Gymchat 237 - Old-Time Strongman Training (Logan Christopher)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 237 - Old-Time Strongman Training [with 'Physical Culture Renaissance Man' Logan Christopher, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.




Gymchat 237 - Old-Time Strongman Training (Logan Christopher)

Old-Time Strongman Training - Phonebook Tearing, Frying Pan Rolling, Kettlebell Juggling and a whole lot more. Love it. They're certainly uncommon areas: how do you train for them? What are the benefits of these approaches? What sorts of equipment is involved? This week we'll be discussing the entire field of Old-Time Strength in obsessive detail. Joining us is 'Physical Culture Renaissance Man' Logan Christopher, together with Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
If you've got questions/comments for Logan or Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Video for Gymchat 236 - Programming for Strength vs Hypertrophy (Jason Paris)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 236 - Programming for Strength vs Hypertrophy [with Strength Coach Jason Paris, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.




Gymchat 236 - Programming for Strength vs Hypertrophy (Jason Paris)

How do you train to maximise strength, rather than size? You'll always achieve a certain amount of each; but how do you focus on one or the other? This week we'll be discussing this area in detail, explaining exactly how to prioritise either one - or train for a mix of the two. Tackling this is Strength Coach Jason Paris, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
If you've got questions/comments for Jason or Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Video for Gymchat 235 - Supplementation for Focus & Stress Relief (Kurtis Frank)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 235 - Supplementation for Focus & Stress Relief [with Examine.com's own Kurtis Frank, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.



Gymchat 235 - Supplementation for Focus & Stress Relief (Kurtis Frank)

Is it possible to improve mental focus or reduce stress with nutritional supplements? There have been a number of claims surrounding these areas - particularly concerning both Rhodiola Rosea and Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR). This week we'll be examining these two in detail; discussing exactly what works (and the research surrounding it) and what doesn't. Helping us uncover this fascinating topic is Examine.com's own Kurtis Frank, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
If you've got questions/comments for Kurtis or Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Video for Gymchat 234 - Fitness Industry Posers (Bill Piche)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 234 - Fitness Industry Posers [with Powerlifter Bill Piche, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.




Gymchat 234 - Fitness Industry Posers (Bill Piche)

When you're looking for a Personal Trainer, what sorts of things do you consider, and expect to see? Is a little time 'under the bar' important, or are you more concerned with them knowing what they're talking about? This week we're tackling this area - discussing the value of education vs experience when it comes to training. How to evaluate what's on offer, and the types of things to consider when choosing someone to work with. Helping us tackle this one is Powerlifter Bill Piche, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic. If you've got questions/comments for Bill or Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Video for Gymchat 233 - The Basics of Getting STRONG (Tyler Thor Jefferis)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 233 - The Basics of Getting STRONG [with Powerlifter Tyler Wareham (Tyler Thor Jefferis) and Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) and Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.



Gymchat 233 - The Basics of Getting STRONG (Tyler Thor Jefferis)

A deceptively simple question - how do you become seriously strong? Through competitions, equipment, training techniques - or a bit of each? This week we'll be discussing this area in detail, explaining exactly how to go from being 'about as strong as the people around me' to 'the strongest person I know'. Taking us through the entire process is Powerlifter Tyler Thor Jefferis together with Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic. If you've got questions/comments for Tyler or Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Defining Goals which are As Difficult as Possible

Scott Andrew Bird.
Yep, that's me.
We're currently scheduling a Gymchat Roundtable on the Measuring, Monitoring and Definition of Goals. We'll be talking about it in a strength-training context of course, but the same general approach applies to anything.
If you'd like to join everyone on the panel, just drop Josh a line. We'll take the first 10.


Video for Gymchat 232 - Self-Hypnosis [Controlled Relaxation] For Strength Gains (Jen Mulhall)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 232 - Self-Hypnosis [Controlled Relaxation] For Strength Gains [with Personal Trainers (and Strength Athletes) Jen Mulhall and Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.




Gymchat 232 - Self-Hypnosis For Strength Gains (Jen Mulhall)

Self-Hypnosis. Is it possible, and what are the potential benefits as far as strength gains are concerned? This week we'll be discussing this area in detail, examining the thinking behind it, and the way to make use of it in your own training. Taking us through the entire process are Personal Trainers (and Strength Athletes) Jen Mulhall and Josh Hewett. If you've got questions/comments for Jen or Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat (during the discussion itself). Details below.


Video for Gymchat 231 - Fat Loss 101 (Vic Magary)

Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 231 - Fat Loss 101 [with Online Fitness Coach Vic Magary and Personal Trainer Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.