Menno has also worked with multiple pro card winning clients and international prize winners in physique sports and powerlifting and is an international speaker for BodyPower, the Norwegian Academy for Personal Training (AFPT), Paleo f(x), Intelligent Strength and the Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Association.
You’ll notice Menno and I discuss minimalism and his lifestyle as a digital nomad for the first 20-minutes of the interview. If you’re here for the muscle-building talk, feel free to skip this part. Sometimes it’s better to warm up on a lighter topic before debating training philosophies 😉
In this episode, we discuss:
- A day in the life of Menno
- Recommendations for beginner, intermediate and advanced hard-gainers on how to optimise muscle gain in terms of training volume, frequency, intensity and diet.
- Training nihilism
- How to interpret exercise science and the inherent problems
- Menno’s current diet protocol
- … and much more
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Selected Links from the Episode
- Standing Desk ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Stoic Philosophy – Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- A Stoic Response To Wanderlust (and the Travel Bug)
- NutriBullet blender ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Travelpro Bags ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- The Bayesian PT Course
- Camera tripod ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Resistance Bands ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Squat rack ( Amazon US / Amazon UK )
- Circadian rhythm
- Somatotype and constitutional psychology
- Comparison of Two Equated Resistance Training Weekly Volume Routines Using Different Frequencies on Body Composition and Performance in Trained Males
- Training Volume, Not Frequency, Indicative of Maximal Strength Adaptations to Resistance Training
- One-repetition maximum
- Training to failure
- Ad libitum
- Muscle hypertrophy
- From Geek to Freak: How I Gained 34 lbs. of Muscle in 4 Weeks (Tim Ferriss)
- Intermittent fasting
- Can you gain muscle and lose fat at the same time?
- The Cunningham Formula
- Dreamer bulking
- Potato starch
- A stats exercise with The Norwegian Frequency Project
- Effect size
- Genetic variation
- Null hypothesis