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1954: How To Balance Aesthetic & Performance Goals, When To Reduce Training To Improve Results, How To Switch From Bodybuilding To Powerlifting & More (Listener Live Coaching) | Mind Pump

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Key Takeaways

  • Listen to your body! It needs rest and recovery
  • There is such thing as an unhealthy relationship with exercise – if you notice changes in temperature regulation, appetite, ability to maintain weight, and other hormonal cues, consider changing your activity level
  • For athletes: in season, the focus is on sports performance, mobility, preventing injury, and low-dose strength training (maybe 1x per week); in the offseason, you can increase strength training if sports training decreases
  • Training for strength is a better pursuit than training for muscle
  • Be sure to fuel your body with the protein it needs

Introduction

Mind Pump consists of Sal Di Stefano (IG: @mindpumpsal), Adam Schafer (IG: @mindpumpadam), and Justin Andrews (IG: @mindpumpjustin)

The guys host a Q&A and answer listener questions about balancing aesthetic and performance goals, how and when to dose training for maximum effect, choosing the right training & more!

Balancing Aesthetic & Performance Goals

  • Focus on performance and aesthetics will follow
  • Focus on eating habits with a focus on a high-protein diet to feed the body properly
  • Injury results when you’re constantly testing capacity
  • The key to preventing injury is doing exercises you can perform well with good technique, then incrementally increase once you master
  • The ego is a big hurdle in training
  • For athletes: in season, the focus is on sports performance, preventing injury, and low dose strength training (maybe 1x per week); in the offseason, you can increase strength training if sports training decreases

Transitioning From Bodybuilding To Powerlifting

  • Powerlifting is movement focused versus bodybuilding which is muscle focus
  • Training for strength is a better pursuit, especially for women – increases metabolism, libido, endurance, bone density, lifted glutes
  • Restrictive dieting and high-volume training can hinder improvements
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