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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 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…
 
In this episode, I answer listener questions on Powerlifting vs. Bodybuilding, Pre Workout Nutrition, and Functional Strength Training. New Sponsorship: Axe and Sledge Supplements Discount Code "HUNT" https://axeandsledge.com/ Questions on the show: Q1: Hey Kyle, I have been lifting weights pretty seriously for the past 5 years and think I want to …
 
In this episode, I sit down with Charlie Dickson. We talked about powerlifting, wrestling, training for boxing, upcoming MMA fights, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Charlie: Instagram: @charlie_barbellmedicine Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Inst…
 
In this episode, Derek and I talk about bodybuilding, old-school supplements, our favorite Thanksgiving foods, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Derek: https://www.prbreaker.com/ Instagram: @Pr_breaker Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @hu…
 
In this episode, I sit down with the author of Strong Like Her, Haley Shapley. During the show, we talk about the history of women in strength sports, some common misconceptions about how women should train, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Haley: https://www.haleys…
 
In this episode, I answer questions from listeners. I give my thoughts on powerlifting attempt selection, knowing when to cut weight and how to utilize instinctive training. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Questions on the show: Q1: I’m sure you have talked about it before, but can you go over your process of attempt selection for a powerlifting meet? …
 
In this episode, I talk all about Powerbuilding. What is powerbuilding? Who is it right for? What are the pros and cons? What are the common powerbuilding mistakes? Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Absolute Progress 2.0: https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/programs/products/absolute-progress Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/s…
 
In this episode, Derek and I talk about the recent Mr. Olympia contest and answer questions on a variety of topics. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! New Powerbuilding Program: Absolute Progress 2.0: https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/programs/products/absolute-progress Questions on the show: Q1: A question I have for you that I’ve been thinking of…
 
In this episode, I answer questions about my favorite fat loss diet, how I use volume cycling in my training, influencer boxing, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Questions on the show: Q 1: Hey Kyle, I know you generally promote flexible dieting, but do you think it’s the best diet for fat loss? Q 2: I have heard you mention on the podcast tha…
 
In this episode, Derek Charlebois joins me to talk about crazy things we used to do in an effort to maximize progress. We also answer listener questions in the second half of the show. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Questions on the show: 1. What are your thoughts on the recent USAPL/IPF drama? 2. When training for building muscle and strength, how ha…
 
In this episode, Derek and I talk about desserts, strength training programs for high school kids, training in a hot gym environment, and the different ways food companies try to trick you. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Free Powerlifting Program: https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/programs/products/essential-strength Questions on the show: Q1: …
 
In this episode, I answer six questions sent in by listeners of the show. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Questions on the show: 1: Hey Kyle, I have been lifting weights pretty seriously for five years, and for the first time since I started, I feel burnt out. I think I might just be bored with lifting? Do you have any advice for me? 2: Hey man, I just…
 
In this episode, Derek and I talk about supplement research and how to improve your deadlift. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Derek https://www.prbreaker.com/ IG: @DerekCharlebois Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnes…
 
In this episode, I go over how to bench press more weight. As many of you probably know, I love the bench press. It's my favorite lift, and the one I spend the most time thinking about. Although it seems like such a simple movement, high-level benching actually involves many intricate details. I’m sure some of these tips you have heard before, but …
 
In this episode, I talk about five easy tips to help you squat more weight. 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 Get the OG Absolute Strength Program below: https://www.kylehuntfitness.com/absol…
 
In this episode, Derek and I talk about ways to manage fatigue and optimize recovery from training. Many of these tips just involve well-structured training. Things like avoiding excessive volume, intensity, and frequency, using good form, and incorporating rest days can go a long way. Beyond that, sleep and nutrition also play a big role. Lastly, …
 
In this episode, I break down my exact daily nutrition meal by meal. I go over what supplements I take, what I eat around my workouts, how much protein I eat per day, etc. 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: …
 
In this episode, Derek and I talk about some of our favorite tips and tricks to make the fat loss process easier. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Derek: https://www.prbreaker.com/ Instagram: @DerekCharlebois Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @hunt…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Joe De Sena. Joe is the founder and CEO of Spartan Race. After building a multimillion-dollar pool and construction business in college, and creating a Wall Street trading firm, De Sena set his sights on ripping 100 million people off their couches by creating the Spartan lifestyle. Following a successful career on …
 
In this episode, I sit down with IPF Powerlifting World Champion Charlie Dickson. During the show, we talked about Charlie's decision to skip USAPL Raw Nationals this year, his battle with injuries, and what his current training looks like. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Ch…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Adam Hensley from Garage Gym Lab. During the show, we talk about what you need to know when starting a home gym - what equipment to start with, mistakes to avoid, flooring, lighting, climate control, the best ways to upgrade your space, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehu…
 
In this episode, I sit down with New York State Wrestling legend Troy Nickerson. Troy is the first five-time New York State High School wrestling champion in history. He went on to be a four-time All American and a 2009 NCAA Champion while wrestling at Cornell. Now he is the Head Wrestling Coach at the University of Northern Colorado. Sit back, rel…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Victor Brick. Victor owns 80 Planet Fitness clubs in the United States and Australia. He also co-founded the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation. During the show, we talk about business, success, mental health, sleep, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/se…
 
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