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J3 University is an online education and coaching service made for bodybuilding and physique enhancement. Our podcast interviews experts in the field of research and coaching to bridge the gap between science and in the trench experience. Come and empower yourself to a higher level of physique development.
 
The No Switch Fitness Podcast is your place for all things physique development. With having No Off Switch in the Pursuit of Results, host Luke Miller aims to provide information from both research and anecdote to help guide your journey in developing your best physique. As a competitive bodybuilder with a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, the conversations are aimed towards making informed decisions with an understanding as to why these decisions would need to be made whether it be conte ...
 
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Episode 22: Joe Jeffrey- Post Show Phase Recovery and Offseason Potentiation In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by Joe Jeffrey to discuss the transition from contest prep into the offseason. The post show period is vulnerable time for rapid fat gain and in the presence of high levels of fatigue. The approach discusses will cove…
 
In true Chat with the Boys fashion, Aj Morris, Nick Gloff, and Nick Gloff get together to answer viewers questions around contest prep management and we end up going down some rants that lead to extremely productive conversation around managing preps for ourselves and our athletes. In this episode, we cover everything around fatigue management, wha…
 
Episode 21: IFBB Pro Hunter Labrada: Growing into the 2021 Chicago Pro In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by IFBB Pro Hunter Labrada who is 1 week out from the 2021 Chicago Pro. Hunter has made massive improvements in his back development after the 2020 Olympia, so we dive into Hunter’s training approach and how he restructured…
 
In this episode of the Applied Resistance Series on the No Switch Fitness Podcast, Olivia Gravengaard and Luke Miller address why both of them decided to stop prep for the development of their own long term success. For everyone who has done a contest prep before, we all know others typically look upon people stopping prep as a shameful act, but if…
 
Episode 20: IFBB Pro Kuba Cielen: Maximizing the Post Show Rebound and Offseason In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by IFBB Pro Kuba Cielen. Kuba had an phenomenal offseason pushing his body weight up to 267lbs and adding a solid 15-20lbs of stage weight in less than a year. We dive into Kuba’s meticulous and regimented approac…
 
In the first installment of the new Bodybuilding Bullshit Series on the No Switch Fitness Podcast, Alan Murphy and Luke Miller address some of the common “Bro Logic” that is perpetuated in gyms across the world and aim to explain why some of them are true and some of them aren’t! This week we tackle the following statements that can’t help but make…
 
Welcome to The Muscle Mentors Podcast!In this episode, Luke, James, Paul & Ross discuss some of the stupid things they've witnessed and done during their careers. Needless to say, this was quite a fun one, that doesn't require much of a description other than to say: enjoy!Pop some of your own stories in the comments below and if you share it on yo…
 
Welcome to The Muscle Mentors Podcast!In this episode, Luke, Paul & Alex run through some of the common mistakes they see new trainers/coaches making in the early stages of their careers.We covered:- Expecting to immediately be successful- Moving into the Online Coaching realm too quickly- Overcomplicating things for clients on the gym floor and on…
 
In this episode of the No Switch Fitness Podcast, Ross Byrne and Luke Miller attack the volume vs. intensity debate from a different perspective. With the desire to provide the audience with more useful takeaways, we take the time to focus on the key pillars of programming that we all agree on in order to provide a framework for writing and executi…
 
Episode 19: Hypertrophy Training: Why Your Chest is NOT Growing In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I cover hypertrophy training surrounding chest development. Luke and I cover strategies that have helped us both improve dysfunctions in our shoulders, engage pecs, exercise selection decisions, proper execution and order. We also lay out a fr…
 
Episode 18: Fouad Abiad: The Business of Bodybuilding In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by IFBB Pro Fouad ‘Hoss' Abiad. Found has led a successful career on and off the bodybuilding stage and we pick his brain on what it take to build a brand and business in the fitness industry. Fouad is wealth of information and gives great …
 
In this month’s Q&A installment with the boys we get an update on everyone’s contest prep with some tips on prep management and answer some of the listeners questions! Everything from bloodwork for natural athletes, breathing mechanics, and more! As always, rants and deep dives included alongside some tangible takeaways for you guys to use in your …
 
Welcome to The Muscle Mentors Podcast!In this episode, Luke, Ross & Paul are back to work through some more questions from our members and followers.Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our epic community of coaches there: www.themusclementors.co.uk/We covered:- Bo…
 
Welcome to The Muscle Mentors Podcast!In this episode, Ross, Paul, and Alex hold down the fort whilst Luke is away teaching on one of our Practical Camps.Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our epic community of coaches there: www.themusclementors.co.uk/We covered…
 
Episode 17: Dr. Dean St Mart: Resolving Digestive Issues from PED Usage In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined with Dr. Dean St Mart on the topic of digestive issues brought on through PED usage. Dr. Dean covers what is the root cause of these issues from PEDs and how this root cause is the basis for the intervention to manage and …
 
In the first installment of the new Applied Resistance Series on the No Switch Fitness Podcast, Olivia Gravengaard and Luke Miller address the psychological side of bodybuilding that is often swept under the rug. For everyone who has done a contest prep before, we all know the psychological side of the contest prep can be one of the hardest things …
 
Episode 16: Lab Testing and Health Monitoring for Physique Athletes In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I discuss what we should be monitoring as bodybuilders to keep health intact long term whether PED enhanced or Natural. We talk on the yearly scale about Calcium Scoring, Heart Echos down to Blood Lab draws. Also what you can do at home to…
 
Raising the Industry Standard of Coaching. Something that No Switch Fitness stands for and aims to do via educating to elevating others in the industry and moving the industry forward. Well today, we are taking a large step in the right direction by bringing on two more educators of the brand in Olivia Gravengaard and Alan Murphy. Make sure you tun…
 
Episode 15: Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro: Gut Health Myths and Practical Applications: Team Eat Fiber! In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro to discuss what gut health actually means currently and a framework to navigate through what is acceptable GI function and what is true dysfunction. She address fiber and pr…
 
Welcome to The Muscle Mentors Podcast!In this episode, Luke, James, Paul, and Ross spend some time recounting their individual journeys through the fitness industry and how they were first introduced to the topic of Exercise Mechanics, as the title suggests, in full Tolkien style.Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head …
 
Episode 14: Peaking for multiple shows; Indy & NY Recap In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I walk through my recent showings at the Indy and NY Pro. I give some insight into my thoughts on the outcome, what I did different between shows and what would I change in nutrition, fluids and if diuretics have a place. We discuss actual show day an…
 
Welcome to The Muscle Mentors Podcast!In this episode, Luke, Paul, and Ross sit down to run through some more Instagram and Education Portal community questions.Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our epic community of coaches there: www.themusclementors.co.uk/We …
 
Welcome to The Muscle Mentors Podcast!In this episode, Luke, Paul, and James sit down to run through some more Instagram and Education Portal community questions.Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our epic community of coaches there: www.themusclementors.co.uk/We…
 
In this episode, Luke and Nick have a special guest on in Aj Morris to help field a variety of questions to make sure the listeners, you guys, are getting tangible takeaways to utilize in their own training, nutrition, and physique progress. In this episode, we field a ton of questions around continuous reps, rest pause training, deadlifts, and how…
 
Episode 13: Hypertrophy Training: Why Your Back is NOT Growing In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I cover hypertrophy training surrounding Back development. We answer listener questions that cover exercise selection and execution to get the most out of your program. Also, we hit some myths on back training, so you are the most effective it …
 
In this episode, Luke and Calum walk through everything that contributes to a solid contest prep for an athlete. From the phase leading into prep, the decision making from the start, how that decision making changes across prep, and even touch on peaking an athlete with common issues that people run into. Make sure to check this episode out as ever…
 
Welcome back to The Muscle Mentors Podcast!In this episode, Luke, Paul, James, and Ross sit down to run through some more Instagram and Education Portal community questions.Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our epic community of coaches there: www.themusclemento…
 
Episode 12: Peak Week Protocols for Success In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I dive into peak week strategies since I am on peak for the 2021 Indy Pro. Peak week planning prior to the actual week is essential to success and will guide the decision making process as show day approaches. We talk on training, nutrition, water, sodium and PED…
 
In this episode, Luke and Nick field a variety of questions to make sure the listeners, you guys, are getting tangible takeaways to utilize in their own training, nutrition, and physique progress. In this episode, we field a ton of questions around mini cuts, nutrition considerations, and wrap it up with some more training content for you guys as w…
 
Welcome back to The Muscle Mentors Podcast! In this episode, Luke, Paul, and Ross sit down to run through some questions from our Instagram and Education Portal community. Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our epic community of coaches there: www.themusclementor…
 
Episode 11: Austin Stout- Resolving Digestive Health Issues for Physique Enhancement In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by Austin Stout to discuss the gastrointestinal system and common issues that present in the general population and physique competitors. We dive into how the GI is integrated amongst all body systems and how …
 
Episode 10: Hypertrophy Training the Framework for Progression In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I review our past conversations with our guests on hypertrophy training. We go into our own personal approach to training from the assessment, laying out volume, intensity, and split design. Also how to make progressions with load/reps/sets acr…
 
Welcome to The Muscle Mentors Podcast! In this episode, Cal, Luke and, the newest team member, Paul sit down to run through some questions from our Instagram and Education Portal community. Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our epic community of coaches there: w…
 
In this episode, Luke and Nick sit down with Dr. Christiana to discuss raising the standard in the industry as a whole across multiple disciplines. Dr. Christiana is a board certified DPT who works on athletes across various disciplines including physique athletes, MMA fighters, NFL athletes and more. With her years of experience, she provides insi…
 
Episode 9: Hypertrophy Coach Joe Bennett- The Core of Hypertrophy Training In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by Joe Bennett to discuss hypertrophy training for what really makes us improve. We get into setting a standard for quality for volume based on execution and effort. Leading us into addressing weak points for advanced l…
 
Emilia Thompson PhD returns for a 3rd time to The Muscle Mentors Podcast!Want to learn more from us and access the extended version of this interview? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our epic community of coaches there: www.themusclementors.co.uk/We're not talking about our favourite foods this time, however. This was an i…
 
Episode 8: Dr. Jordan Shallow: Assessment and Needs Analysis for Hypertrophy Training Preparation In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by Dr. Jordan Shallow to discuss hypertrophy training from the initial assessment point of movement dysfunction and mobility issues. We dive into what as bodybuilders should we do as prep work to …
 
IFBB Pro Joe Brightman makes it onto the podcast!Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our community of coaches here:www.themusclementors.co.uk/This was a fantastic opportunity to explore Joe's background and journey through the industry, from working a busy 9-5 job…
 
In this episode, Luke and Nick field a variety of questions to make sure the listeners, you guys, are getting tangible takeaways to utilize in their own training, nutrition, and physique progress. In this episode, we field a ton of questions around set up, training, and tools we can use in the gym to make the most of our training and give examples …
 
Episode 7: Joe Jeffrey and Calum Raistrick- Hypertrophy Training for Stage Improvements In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by Joe Jeffrey and Calum Raistrick to discuss hypertrophy training from the initial assessment point to making improvements that will show on stage. We dive into all variables that can be manipulated over t…
 
In our 30th guest interview, we welcome Men's Physique Competitor, Coach and 1MR Founder, Josh Bridgman onto the podcast.Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our community of coaches here:www.themusclementors.co.uk/We hope you enjoy this nice, laidback discussion c…
 
Episode 6: Refeed and Diet Breaks Conclusions and Takeaways Volume 4 In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I review the literature and discussion we’ve had in the past three episodes with experts in the field on intermittent caloric restriction. We draw conclusions from all the information gathered and provide some takeaways to put into practi…
 
In this episode, we are back on the show with Nick Gloff in order to discuss some of the strategies we use to manage ourselves and athletes in getting the most out of them. Everything from injury management, the goals of exercises within programs, and much more to provide a comprehensive viewpoint on all of the considerations. Interested in coachin…
 
In this, our 29th guest interview, we were joined by Business Consultant & Founder of Hedge Socials, Mr Dan Luke. Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our community of coaches here:www.themusclementors.co.uk/This was a fantastic exploration of Dan's journey over th…
 
Episode 5: Jackson Peos Rethinking Refeed and Diet Breaks Volume 3 In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by Jackson Peos to dive into the latest research on refeeds and diet breaks. We review the current literature, Jackson’s ongoing diet break research, and practical takeaways for coaching application. Jackson Peos is current PhD…
 
In this episode, we talk with Kuba Cielen, an IFBB Pro and physique coach himself in what it takes to be an IFBB Pro. We go over the standards at which you should hold yourself to in order to get the most out of your physique no matter what level you compete at currently. Whether you struggle with the training, nutrition, or even the scheduling sid…
 
In this episode, Cal and Luke return as a duo (for the first time in quite a while) to run through some questions from our Education Portal community.Want to learn more from us and get early access to the podcast? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our community of coaches here:www.themusclementors.co.uk/The discussion was fo…
 
Episode 4: Dr. Mike Israetel- Rethinking Refeed and Diet Breaks Volume 2 In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by Dr. Mike Israetel to dive into the latest research on refeeds and diet breaks. We review the current state of the literature and what this means for coaches in the trenches. Dr. Mike has PhD in Sport Physiology and is …
 
Behold, the Exercise Mechanics Roundtable returns, featuring Luke and James being joined by their good friend, fellow mechanics geek and Education Portal member, Mr Paul Standell.Want to learn more from us? Head over to The Muscle Mentors Education Portal and join our community of coaches here:www.themusclementors.co.uk/This was a really fun, and a…
 
Episode 3: Dr. Eric Helms- Rethinking Refeed and Diet Breaks Volume 1 In this episode of J3 University, Luke and I are joined by Dr. Eric Helms to dive into the latest research on refeeds and diet breaks. We review the current state of the literature and what this means for coaches in the trenches. Dr. Helms holds his PhD in strength and conditioni…
 
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