The Jeff Nippard Podcast

In this episode I'm speaking with Dr. Mike Istaetel about how hard we should train in the gym.

This podcast will be part 1 of a 5 part series where I ask 5 different experts the same question. 



How hard should you train?: 0:00

Is reps in reserve (RIR) exercise-specific?: 10:44

Advice to help estimate RIR more accurately: 16:04

Which is most important for hypertrophy: intensity (effort) or volume?: 19:34

Is it optimal to take some sets to failure?: 31:33

Is it harder to do a high effort or high volume training session?: 38:19


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Direct download: Mike_Israetel_Podcast_NEW.mp3
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