Podcast with Broderick Chavez
Broderick began training on Christmas Day 1981 (10 years old), and was 100 % committed to the lifelong pursuit of human performance from that moment forward! Every action and decision (good and bad) in his life has been made with that predication first.
Over the last 30 years, He has competed on the national level as a Bodybuilder and Strongman and on the national and international level as a powerlifter.
He completed a Bachelors degree in Biology with a minor in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Arizona in 1994 and have spent 1000's of hours involved in sports lab studies and research projects relating to human performance and athletic sciences!
On a coaching / consulting level he have assisted 100's of athletes from the recreational to Olympic medalists. TeamEvilGSP has helped to produce more than a few IFBB Pro Bodybuilders and world-class powerlifters.
In this podcast, Broderick and I discussed nutrition to optimize muscle hypertrophy. Some of the things we discuss are:
(06:25): Is there an optimal range of body fat % levels one should be at before starting a massing phase?
(12:10): How big should the surplus of calories be and does this differentiate based on how advanced the person is?
(17:10): What would be the most optimal way of distributing those calories between protein, carbohydrates and fats?
(35:10): How many meals a day should one eat?
(38:15): What are your recommendations for peri-workout nutrition?
(45:05): What dietary supplements should one consider for optimizing muscle growth?
(55:55): What is the take home message?