Welcome to the Smarter Sculpted Physique Podcast Website
Welcome to the Smarter Sculpted Physique Podcast Website
Episode 53. Alwyn Cosgrove on Execution and Delivering Results

Episode 53. Alwyn Cosgrove on Execution and Delivering Results

Alwyn Cosgrove came on to discuss training strategy and program design, and especially some of the most absurd trends in the industry. Key themes were about delivering real results, relentlessly cutting chaff and extraneous fat, getting to the real core actions that will deliver results, and doing those things incredible well.

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Episode 50. JC Santana and Functional Training

Episode 50. JC Santana and Functional Training

J.C. Santana joined us to discuss functional training, program design, and some of the myths and biases that exist in the fitness industry. Scott has respected J. C. for a long, long time, having come across his book, The Essence of Program Design, just as Scott was leaving the bodybuilding world.

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Episode 49. Mathew Park, the Peak Mindset and the Inner Game

Episode 49. Mathew Park, the Peak Mindset and the Inner Game

We had Mathew Park of the Peak Mindset podcast on to talk about what a “peak mindset” really is, and how mastering your inner game can help you with the outer game stuff as well. Mathew is a motivational fitness speaker, a performance business coach, and a WBNF pro natural bodybuilder. He is the founder of INBF Canada and Vice President of RE7, a caffeine-free, all-natural sports drink. Mathew helps trainers and folks in the fitness industry master their inner game, their focus, and their long-term goals.

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Episode 47. The Art and Science of Program Design

Episode 47. The Art and Science of Program Design

With the launch of Scott’s Program Design Masterclass at programdesignmasterclass.com, we figured we would just do an episode all about what program design really is: why Scott believes there is an art and a science to it, what good programs look like, what bad program LACK, and that sort of thing. We mention a few specific exercise sequences and programs, scenarios, and what factors affect Scott’s program design decisions.

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Episode 46. Dangerous Workouts

Episode 46. Dangerous Workouts

On the heels of several university athletes being hospitalized because of the intensity of their workouts, Scott and Kevin ranted a wee bit about some of the most dangerous strategies that are currently popular in the fitness industry.

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Episode 44. Metabolism, Muscle, and Fat Loss with Vince Del Monte

Episode 44. Metabolism, Muscle, and Fat Loss with Vince Del Monte

We continued our discussion with Vince Del Monte, this time spending a lot more time talking about metabolism, and especially the relationship between metabolism and muscle gain. Most people talk about metabolism only with respect to fat loss, but it’s important to emphasize how muscle support metabolism, which in turn supports fat loss. At the same time, you want to optimize or prime a metabolism in order to gain muscle.

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Episode 41. Training Progression and Strength

Episode 41. Training Progression and Strength

We look at how to make real progress through your workout program, and how to assess that progress. What does it mean to be in what Scott calls the “Mastery Phase” of a workout program? How important are strength gains?

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Episode 40. Work Ethic

Episode 40. Work Ethic

How do you build work ethic? Why do some people have tremendous work ethic when it comes to one aspect of their life (e.g., career) but struggle with others (e.g., fitness)?

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Episode 35. A Political Argument

Episode 35. A Political Argument

This one went straight off topic. It started out as a rant but quickly became a debate about things as far ranging as the minimum wage, personal responsibility, and what Scott calls a culture of entitlement.

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Episode 34. Diet Psychology and Culture

Episode 34. Diet Psychology and Culture

This was going to be an episode about exercise questions, but it went in a totally different direction. We talked about diet psychology, culture, and the social influences on our food choices and how we think about food. Why do people feel “guilt” about Thanksgiving, while others embrace it? Where do these influences come from, and how is it relevant to dieting?

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