Physique Development Podcast

Improvement Season: An Inside Look At Sue's & Answering Your Questions | PD Podcast Ep.27

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Today's episode is a Rapid Q&A. This is where we take your questions and quickly answer them with the "need to know" on the topic based on our education and experience working with clients.

We will answer 12 total questions on topics such as improvement season, hurdles during off-season, mindset shifts, and much, much more! We also dive into Sue and Alex's husband-wife/coach-athlete relationship.

As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Without further ado, let’s get into today’s episode.


(1:09) How Do We Navigate The Husband-Wife & Coach-Athlete Relationship?

(7:09) Benefits We've Seen Combining Training & Nutrition Under A Single Coach

Listener Questions:

(10:07) Q1 - What Has Been The Toughest Hurdle So Far? What Has Been The Most Challenging This Time Compared To Previous Ones?

(16:39) Q2 - How Big Of A Surplus Did You Have During Your Improvement Season?

(24:12) Q3 - Did You Struggle With Getting Rid Of The "Volume Eating" Mindset Post-Prep?

(26:20) Q4 - Did You Implement Any Mini-Cuts During This Time?

(28:23) Q5 - Was Training Focused On Hypertrophy, Strength, Or Both?

(29:48) Q6 - How High Are You Pushing Calories During Improvement Season?

(30:39) Q7 - Do You Feel Stronger? How Has Your Mindset Shifted?

(33:20) Q8 - How Long Should An Off-Season Be?

(37:31) Q9 - When Is Prep Starting & How Long Were Past Off-Seasons?

(39:04) Q10 - What Is The Number One Reason People Fail In Their Improvement Seasons?

(40:26) Q11 - How Quickly/How Much Did You Increase Calories/Macros/Etc. Post-Show?

(41:28) Q12 - How Did You Deal With Not Wanting To Overeat Post-Show?

(44:48) Some Things We've Done That Have Been Beneficial During This Improvement Season

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