In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Mike Israetel. Dr. Mike is the co-founder of Renaissance Periodization, Dr. Mike Israetel holds a PhD in Sport Physiology from East Tennessee State University. In this episode we discuss:
-Dr. Mikes's current training and goals.
-Benefits of an active rest phase.
-What to do if you feel like taking a deload or active rest phase will ruin your progress.
-What is RIR.
-Why RIR is important for building muscle.
-What RIR number seems to be best?
-What exactly is failure?
-What does 3-4 RIR look like?
-Is this more of an advanced tool?
-How RIR can increase your quality of training.
-Dr. Mike's favorite "junk" food on his mass.
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