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Welcome to The Absolute Strength Podcast hosted by author, powerlifter, and fitness entrepreneur, Kyle Hunt. This is a show dedicated to providing quality information on all things strength culture. The podcast features conversations with some of the biggest names in fitness, sports, and business. New episodes are released every week! Business inquiries: KyleHuntFitness@gmail.com
 
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Patience is one of the fundamental truths of training as a natural athlete. Without the use of anabolic steroids, you have to do a lot of things right, over a long time, to make serious gains. Dedication, desire, and discipline are all prerequisites but alone are not enough. Maximizing progress requires giving yourself every advantage possible. It’…
 
Over the years, I find myself thinking more and more about the basics. The truth is if you have been around fitness for a few years, it's likely you know everything you need to know to achieve outstanding results. Even a quick flip through one of my beginner books will provide enough information for years of progress. The problem is, there is a bit…
 
Powerlifting has undergone a tremendous transformation in recent years. When I started lifting weights in the early 2000s, the perception around the sport was incredibly different than it is today. Not only that, how powerlifters prepared was very different as well. In today's episode, I talk about these changes and what you need to do to keep up w…
 
In this episode, I talk about 9 tips for handling your fitness when life gets crazy! Set a schedule Use "life periodization" Audit your time Prepare and anticipate issues Prioritize and say no more often Follow a structured training program Autoregulate rest days Invest in a home gym Be patient Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: h…
 
In this episode, I sit down with the founder of Tailored Coaching Method, Cody McBroom. Grab my new book, Strength Training for Beginners: https://amzn.to/2XBmRXV Connect with Cody: https://tailoredcoachingmethod.com/ Instagram: @cody.boomboom Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Hire Ky…
 
In this episode, I talk about how to improve sleep, how stress relates to training, and how to improve your lifting environment for more productive training sessions. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Get my new book - Strength Training for Beginners: https://amzn.to/2XBmRXV Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with K…
 
In this episode, PR Breker CEO Derek Charlebois, and I answer questions from my Instagram (@huntfitness). Some of the questions include the ins and outs of supplement manufacturing, intra-workout carbohydrate intake, assistance exercises, and more! Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Grab my new book, Strength Training for Beginners: https://amzn.to/2XBmRX…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Sebastian Gonzales to talk about what to do if you experience back pain from lifting weights. Lower back pain is one of the most common issues people who lift weights have to endure. We have all been there. It can happen while pulling a heavy deadlift or reaching down to pick up a pencil, either way, back pain i…
 
Today we are talking about training to failure. How effective is it, what are some of the pros/cons, and is it something we should incorporate into our workouts? I wanted to cover this in the last episode, but we ran out of time. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Strength Training for Beginners: https://amzn.to/2XBmRXV Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www…
 
In this episode, I talk about my new book, Strength Training For Beginners. Pre-order my NEW book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2XBmRXV Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Bodybuilding For Beginners on Amazon: https://amzn.t…
 
In this episode, I go over 5 mistakes I made when I first got into training that you should avoid. When I was younger, I ate too much protein, did too much "junk volume", was a "chronic dieter", didn't emphasize performance enough, and did not use good technique. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/se…
 
In this episode, I talk about Myo Reps and the book titled "Myo Reps The Secret Norwegian Method to Build Muscle in 70% Less Time" by Borge Fagerli. The book is a free pdf download you can get here: https://borgefagerli.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Myo-reps-E-book.pdf From Borge, "Myo-reps is, simplistically speaking, a rest-pause method and the …
 
In this episode, Kyle and Derek answer listener questions. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Questions on the show: Is a yearlong mass gaining phase a good idea for a skinny bodybuilder who needs to add muscle? What is the best omega 3 supplement – general fish oil, krill oil, or salmon oi…
 
In this episode, I talk about what it takes to become a world-class athlete. How many sports should you play growing up? When is a good time to start resistance training? When should you specialize in one sport? Get answers to all of these questions in the episode. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Victoria Anthony. She is a women's freestyle wrestler training for the 2021 Olympics. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Victoria: Bands: https://freeflowgusto.com/ Instagram: @VictoriaVortex Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ In…
 
In this episode, I do a deep dive into the history and use of caffeine as a performance supplement. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Bodybuilding For Beginners on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3et…
 
In this episode, Derek and I answer questions from my Instagram @huntfitness. Questions on the show: Q1: What supplements do you recommend for general health? Q2: What is your best tip to help improve the squat, bench press, and deadlift for a new powerlifter? Q3: How much water should you drink per day and is there any benefit to aiming to drink o…
 
In this episode, I talk about the 100+ year history of the USDA nutrition recommendations. What did they get right, and where is there room for improvement? What can we do in the future to improve society's health and fitness? Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instag…
 
In this episode, I outline the three words I use to help guide my training and nutrition programs. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Bodybuilding For Beginners on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3etmDbp Beginner’s Guide to Weig…
 
In this episode, I talk about how to classify where you are in your lifting journey and how to train in each stage. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Bodybuilding For Beginners on Amazon: htt…
 
In this episode, Derek and I have a conversation about a bunch of random topics! Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Derek: https://www.prbreaker.com/ Instagram: @DerekCharlebois Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV B…
 
In this episode, I answer questions from my Instagram @HuntFitness. Questions on the show: What are your thoughts on UFC 249 getting canceled? Do you think the NFL season will happen on time? What are your thoughts on Tom Brady going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? When do you think gyms will open back up? What is the best way to train arms with minim…
 
In this episode, I go over two bodyweight focused training books - Jailhouse Strong by Josh Bryant and Convict Conditioning by Paul Wade. Even if you don't have any workout equipment to use at home, progress can still be made using just your bodyweight. The key is knowing which exercises to use and how to implement progressions and regressions to m…
 
In this episode, Derek and I answer questions from my Instagram @huntfitness. Sit back, relax and enjoy! Questions on the show: 1. I know you have been working from home for a long time, I just recently started due to the Coronavirus. Do you have any tips or tactics on how to maintain productivity while working from home? 2. What are you doing with…
 
In this episode, I talk about my favorite bodyweight exercises and how to make progress if you are stuck at home with no fitness equipment. I also talk about my training philosophy. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Order my new book, Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting: https://amzn.to/2O1…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Christmas Abbott. Christmas is an all-around badass! She is a former CrossFit Games athlete, Olympic Lifter, the first woman in a NASCAR pit crew, gym owner, best selling author, and motivational speaker. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Order my new book,…
 
In this episode, I sit down with strength coach and grip strength specialist Jedd Johnson. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Order my new book, Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting: https://amzn.to/2O1ie4i Connect with Jedd: http://www.dieselcrew.com/ Instagram: @jedd.diesel Connect with Kyl…
 
In this episode, I sit down with 3x NCAA Champion Kyle Snyder who is the youngest Olympic gold medalist in US Wrestling history. He is also the youngest to win the world, Olympic, and NCAA championships in the same year. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Hunt Fitness as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Order my new book, Beginner…
 
In this episode, I sit down with PR Breaker CEO Derek Charlebois. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Order my new book, Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting: https://amzn.to/2O1ie4i Connect with Derek: https://www.prbreaker.com/ Instagram: @DerekCharlebois Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehu…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Zach Even-Esh. Zach is a sports performance coach, author, speaker, and founder of the Underground Strength Gym. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Order my new book, Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting: https://amzn.to/2O1ie4i Connect with Zach: https://zach…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Nick Bare to talk about endurance training and his new book 25 Hours a Day. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Order my new book, Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting: https://amzn.to/2O1ie4i Connect with Nick: 25 Hours a Day: https://amzn.to/31xHswB Instagram…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Buffalo Bills beat reporter Matt Parrino. We talked about the Buffalo Bills offseason needs, upcoming UFC fights, and what's next for Conor McGregor, Khabib, Kamaru Usman, Jorge Masvidal, etc. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Order my new book, Beginner’s …
 
In this episode, I answer questions from my Instagram @HuntFitness Questions on the show: 1. How would you design your home gym? 2. How or would you use tempo work to help bring up the bench press? 3. Is there an optimal caffeine intake range for performance or is it really just all over the place? 4. Tips on lifting, staying fit, and being healthy…
 
In this episode, I sit down with the first CrossFit Games winner, and the founder of Opex Fitness, James FitzGerald. James has dedicated his life to bringing honor to the coaching profession. OPEX Coaching Education and Gyms Licensing Programs provide coaches with the tools needed to professionalize their passion. The OPEX Coaching Certificate Prog…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Chris Duffin. Known as the “Mad Scientist Strength” Chris is an Ex Corporate Executive turned Inventor and Movement professional. He has positioned himself uniquely in the fitness world bridging the gap between (and working with both) the top clinical rehab and sports professionals in the world and the in the trench…
 
In this episode, I go over what you need to know in order to set up a training program to build muscle. Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Order my new book, Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting: https://amzn.to/2O1ie4i Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntFitnessTV Bo…
 
In this episode, Derek and I talk about some practical nutrition and training strategies to help you start the year on the right foot! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Pre-order my new book, Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting: https://amzn.to/2O1ie4i Connect with Derek: https://www.prbreaker.com/ Instagram: @DerekCh…
 
In this episode, I recap the past 10 years and talk about 4 life-changing resolutions you can make in 2020. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Grab my new book, Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting: https://amzn.to/2O1ie4i Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfit…
 
New Q and A Podcast with Derek Charlebois. Pre-order my new book, Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting: https://amzn.to/2O1ie4i Questions on the show: 1. After watching the JRE episode with Chris Kresser and James Wilks, I'm more confused about protein intake. Can you help me out? 2. What is the primary reason black pepper extract (and other similarl…
 
In this episode, I announce my new book, go over my recent powerlifting meet, and answer questions! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Grab my new book, Beginner's Guide to Weight Lifting: https://amzn.to/2KzWbQa Questions on the show: Q1: Hey Kyle, I recognize spot reduction isn’t really a thing, but I was wondering …
 
In this episode, I answer questions from my Instagram [@HuntFitness]. Questions on the show: Q1: What helped you most when you switched from conventional to sumo deadlifting? Q2: Why did you stop doing CrossFit? Q3: Should you count incomplete protein sources toward your daily protein intake? Q4: What are your thoughts on normalizing your metabolis…
 
In this episode, I talk about how to implement cardio into your powerlifting training. What are the pros/cons? Should you even do cardio as a powerlifter? What method is best? When is the best time to do it? Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.co…
 
In this episode, I go over "Nutrition Recommendations for Bodybuilders in the Off-season: A Narrative Review". Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Grab a signed copy of my new book, Bodybuilding For Beginners: https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/books/products/bodybuilding-for-beginners…
 
In this episode, Derek Charlebois and I answer questions from Instagram. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Grab a signed copy of my new book, Bodybuilding For Beginners: https://kylehuntfitness.shop/collections/books/products/bodybuilding-for-beginners Questions on the show: Q1: What is yo…
 
In this episode, I talk about three ways to make your diet fit your lifestyle. At the end of the day, the goal should always be to make fitness as easy as possible. True progress comes from long term consistency. Anyone can have a good week or two, but how can we set things up to be consistently good over the long haul? Sit back, relax, and enjoy! …
 
In this episode, I sit down with Pat Rigsby. Pat is a dad, husband, business coach, author, and entrepreneur who has built over 25 different businesses, including two Entrepreneur Franchise 500 award-winning franchises. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Buy my new book, Bodybuilding For Be…
 
In this episode, I go over my specific training routine and daily meal plan as I head into my powerlifting meet next month! Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Buy my new book, Bodybuilding For Beginners: https://amzn.to/2YuyaPy Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @…
 
In this episode, I answer questions from my Instagram @HuntFitness. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Buy my new book, Bodybuilding For Beginners: https://amzn.to/2YuyaPy Questions on the show: 1. How do you know when you're too lean and it becomes unhealthy? 2. What are some general daily…
 
In this episode, I go over some simple and actionable steps to have a successful fat loss phase. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Buy my new book, Bodybuilding For Beginners: https://amzn.to/2YuyaPy Connect with Kyle: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/ Instagram: @huntfitness YouTube: @HuntF…
 
In this episode, Derek and I talk about a bunch of random topics (as usual lol). We talk about everything from training frequency, dieting strategies/habits, why iPhones always break when a new one comes out, scheduling your day, etc. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Hire Kyle as your coach: http://www.kylehuntfitness.com/services/ Buy my new book, Body…
 
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