In today’s episode, Greg and Eric field listener questions about branched chain amino acids, mini-cuts, potential differences between males and females, tips for your first powerlifting meet, and more. To finish off the episode, Greg and Eric discuss their favorite quad exercises for building up big legs and a big squat.
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0:00:56 How does chronological age affect potential training status? Do you limit your potential by starting to lift later in life?
0:12:08 Are essential amino acids (EAAs) more useful than branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs)?
0:32:10 Most research uses men as a sample population. Do you think that the findings apply to women in equal measure?
0:41:40 What is your opinion on mini cuts during an extended gaining phase? How long a mini cut should be, how aggressive should the caloric deficit be, and what should be training like?
0:50:15 Do either of you have any recommendations for someone preparing for their first powerlifting meet?
1:09:59 In a recent podcast you suggested buying an exercise physiology textbook. Is an old edition of a textbook worth reading, or would there be too much outdated information?
1:21:57 What are the best exercises for increasing quadriceps size and strength to help with squatting?