Andres Vargas PhD(c) on Getting the Most Out of Your Strength/Bodybuilding Training

You can get tickets to the seminar mentioned at and find Andres on social media as @thestrengthcave.This is a very wide-ranging conversation with Andres Vargas! We had a lot of fun with this one! We talk about all types of topics with the overarching theme of maxmizing your ability in the gym. Head over to for timestamps and the video if you like to watch as well.

Rest Periods and Tempo Training: Do They Matter?

We're rounding out the last post about how to design an exercise program! We'll be quickly discussing the value or rest periods and tempo training and whether they actually matter for strength and/or hypertrophy. This concept was originally developed by Dr. Eric Helms, you can find the original post here about the Muscle and Strength [...]

The Interaction Between Volume, Intensity, and Frequency: Why Each Matters

As mentioned last week, adherence is what should be considered and addressed before doing anything else. What should you do after you answer those 4 questions? Understand VIF. VIF stands for Volume, Intensity, and Frequency. These components that I quickly defined in a previous article influence one another greatly. These components are the "bones" of a training [...]

Nutrition For Pro Athletes: Simin Levinson, RD

You can find Simin at We're back with another Bodkast! I sat down with Simin Levinson, a sports dietitian for multiple professional sports teams including the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury. We talk about her approach with teams and how it changes according to the size of the team and player knowledge along with the prevalence of eating disorders in athletes of all ages.