Mike Lipowski is an author, coach, and Co-Founder of Pure Physique Fitness Franchise along with his wife, Corrie-Beth. They help high performers and busy parents transform their bodies without calorie-counting or cardio by combining their time-efficient resistance training with custom meal planning and mindset coaching.
Mike’s approach to personal training is heavily influenced by The International Association of Resistance Trainers (IART), an online higher education organization that helps fitness professionals develop forward-thinking personal training services that attracts more clients and sets you apart from your competition.
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In this episode, Mike discusses the contexts of bodybuilding, different training methods, training plans, workout tracking, benefits and repercussions, stress recovery, and much more.
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- 3:27 – The various contexts of bodybuilding
- 7:24 – Deviating from Minimum Effective Dose
- 16:27 – Understanding overreaching and overtraining
- 19:12 – The issue of micromanaging strength performance
- 25:35 – Emphasize stress recovery
- 29:41 – Practical applications/programs for bodybuilding
- 37:32 – Length of training, workout tracking
- 46:50 – Repercussions and psychological impacts
- 50:26 – Designing a training plan
- 54:43 – Pricing, packaging, service offer
- 1:05:35 – Feedback, results, success stories
- 1:09:38 – Integrating with a group setting
- 1:17:18 – Does increasing training frequency improve fat loss?
- 1:24:14 – Overview of IART courses
Selected Links from the Episode
- Pure Physique
- Body by Science: A Research Based Program for Strength Training, Body building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week by John Little and Doug McGuff
- Super Slow
- IART Personal Training Courses
- Brazilian Jui-Jitsu
- The Colorado Experiment
- STG Strength and Power
- BUD/S Training
- 381 – How to Help Clients Optimize Fat Loss by Focusing on “Satiety per Calorie” with Dr. Ted Naiman
- 382 – How does HIT Help you Lose Fat? – The High Intensity Training Fundamentals Series with Tim Ryan – Part 11
- The Biggest Loser
Jon Allen says
Do you think it’s worth all that stress for a negligible amount of muscle gain. It seems that everything is gradually circling back to how bodybuilders used to train. Just ask yourself a question: whatever method you have ever used to gain muscle, how much did you actually gain and how long did it take you. At the end of the day it WILL come down to genetics. I trained as a teenager with the traditional 4 times a week in the gym for 2 hours at a time, ate everything I could plus protein of course. At the end of the month gained about a pound in bodyweight. Not sure all that was muscle. Now trying HIT at a much older age the progress is very similar in a fraction of the time. And so, all I’m saying is do the maths on yourself. If you haven’t got the genetics for large muscle gains it’s not gonna make that much of a difference. But I think everyone knows that really. Just my experience over 45 plus years. Don’t take this the wrong way, I’m saying don’t try anything else but just personally without the genetics I really don’t think it will make much difference. Let me know your thoughts guys
Donnie Hunt says
I like your comment Jon. I’m 46. I have had a long time interest in this stuff. I still follow some sites like Lawrence’s here. Still follow some instructors/trainers on Facebook. I hear what you are saying indeed. How much does one value thier time. What else could I be doing other than still following this stuff online, ha ha. One of the things that does indeed keep reverberating for me is keeping the workout, the stimulus, as low impact, as safe as possible.
Jon Allen says
I think what I heard Jay Vincent say described it perfectly. It went something like, you can water a plant once or several times but it will not grow any faster.
If Jay is reading this please correct me if I miss quoted you.
Mark Houghton says
With the method of training ,(blitzing) described by Mike , you are over the longer term performing no more exercise than you normally would , as the “temporary” increase in demands are followed by a period of reduced demands .
I appreciate that for many it might be a lot of effort (physically and mentally) for at best a relatively small benefit. But for some bodybuilding is a passion and a small reward is significant.
I actually believe that it is this (almost obsessive and irrational) type of mindset that pushes those with average genetics to (relatively) achieve success in competitive bodybuilding,
For most it is not a price worth paying , but for some it is .
It is also something I have noticed in other endeavours .