Eat Train Prosper

Eat Train Prosper

Eat Train Prosper, by coaches Aaron Straker and Bryan Boorstein provides tangible advice about lifting, nutrition, and incorporating these into your lifestyle to achieve prosperity. Topics include sustainable training principles for increasing strength, building muscle, effective nutrition to get and stay lean, men's health, improving recovery, and practical lifestyle habits. Become the champion of your own health, both inside and out.

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May 11, 2021 65 min

In this week's episode Bryan and Aaron cover in-depth 7 questions from Instagram and a few bonus extra questions at the end. Topics range from personal anecdote and research on marijuana use, reasons for/against calorie cycling, leg drive in the bench press, and the best rep range to maximize muscle AND grow muscle simultaneously. Thanks for listening! ✌️

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This week Bryan and Aaron go over the planning and structure of their respective calorie deficits and mini-cuts that have started. Aaron provides an update on the proposed Full Body Hypertrophy (FBH) training block from a few episodes back. Aaron's covers the importance of getting labwork drawn periodically for your health primarily and to know where you're starting a potential calorie deficit from and its impacts. Lastly, ...

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This week on the podcast we have Brandon DaCruz. Brandon is an online nutrition coach, executive for the supplement company Innovapharm, as well as an internationally published fitness model. On top of all of this, Brandon spends a lot of time learning his craft and today he shares a lot of that with us. We cover a broad range of topics mostly centered around energy models for successful dieting and keeping the weight off. Both con...

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This week it's Bryan and Aaron going back and forth on Aaron's proposed daily leg training, reducing exercise variation to personal favorites for the purpose of increasing stimulus to the desired musculature. Bryan provides insight on common pitfalls and what is possibly the most realistic way to design full body hypertrophy programs. The conversation pivots into exercise execution specifically for Romanian Deadlifts (RDLs)...

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This week on the Eat Train Prosper podcast we have our good friend, Anders Varner.  Anders is the host of the the Barbell Shrugged Podcast and creator of the Diesel Dad Challenge. Helping busy dads get strong, lean, and athletic without sacrificing family, fatherhood, or fitness. Anders also has an extensive history in coaching fitness, online media, marketing, and entrepreneurship. In today's episode we go deep with Anders on ...

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Today we catch up on all things life, training, and nutrition/diet going on as we're now into the first week in April.  Aaron speaks about reaching the end of his 8 month (mostly) lean gains period and Bryan covers how his gaintaining has been going. We also go into psychology of training and how this impacts the tradeoff between what might be optimal and what is practical within the bounds of your life and enjoyment. If you...

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In today's episode we are talking all things training splits. What type of training split might be best suited for beginners, or for more advanced training ages? What factors outside of the gym might impact which training split could work best for you right now. We discuss our current training splits, some of our favorites we have used, as well as common splits we personally find we do not like much.

Additionally we cover brief...

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This week we revisit our training during last year's lockdown and the modifications we made and how it affected us physically and mentally. Our best advice for what to expect and plan for when returning to the gym after lockdown, and lastly how to approach breaking plateaus.

Topics Explored:

1. Reflecting on training during lockdown. Looking back now one year later.

2. For those who haven't yet returned to your "normal"...

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This week we have another Instagram Q&A covering the psychology around "doing less", how to balance your volume between rep ranges, and appropriate course of action following a blowout/cheat meals and philosophies here.

*Note. Bryan was experiencing some audio hardware issues later into the episode.

Topics Explored:

1. Coming from a higher volume training program (for example: competitive Crossfit) The process of psycholog...

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Today's episode surrounds the ever important topics considering evaluating appropriate progression when moving through a training cycle. Speaking from the context of primarily hypertrophy but with indications of where dually applicable for strength as well.

1. What is the relevancy of achieving a greater tonnage in evaluating progression? Is tonnage a metric we should pay attention to in a micro perspective? What about from a ma...

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In today's episode Bryan and Aaron explore three different topics that always seem to be circulating in the various training and nutrition spaces. 

  • Dieting on a higher carbohydrate vs. a higher fat intake. There are generally two different considerations on this. One is shorter term, more geared towards aesthetics and physique. The other is a longer term approach and more health and longevity focused.
  • Training to failure versus t...
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    Bryan and Aaron catch up on the current states of their personal and professional lives. Of course they also go deep on the current landscape of their own hypertrophy training, physique goals and what their nutrition looks like. Including a long aside about Bryan's future plans for a natural bodybuilding show in 2022 and thoughts surrounding potential approaches for this.

    Aaron's Metabolic Performance Protocol starting Marc...

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    February 16, 2021 84 min

    On today's episode we have our first ever guests, Dr. Dave Maconi and Abel Csabai. Dave and Abel are both very knowledgable about training and nutrition and have valuable insights regarding each.

    Topics Explored:

    1. General thoughts on how much the genetic potential of strength and hypertrophy are related?

    2. Conjecture on some potential "strength numbers" that genetically average people could expect to hit over a training...

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    February 9, 2021 53 min

    In this second Q&A style episode Bryan and Aaron cover more questions asked from their Instagram followers. The questions are a solid balance between training, nutrition, and some  of the differences in how men and women can approach training respective to their physiological differences.

    Questions Answered:

  • If I’m looking to maintain a lean physique but am confused if I’m eating enough or not, is it better to hire a nutrition co...
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    February 2, 2021 74 min

    We often talk about topics with a view from above, zooming in on the advanced trainee. But we all started somewhere, and the way in which you start can impact what you learn, how you interpret the information you’re receiving as feedback from your body, and what processes become your guiding principles as you progress through the training journey. 

    In this episode we discuss some of the basic training concepts that were part of our ...

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    January 26, 2021 39 min

    Bryan and Aaron provide their take on the protein range debate. Is 0.8 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight sufficient? Is there any beneficial potential in eating up to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight.  Are those upper ranges superfluous or is there any merit? What are the important contextual considerations that warrant a lower protein intake vs. the higher end ranges.

    Questions Explored:

  • What is your ultimate goal...
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    This is part two of a two-part series on how to incorporate better position for improving exercise execution.

    Bryan and Aaron go into detail on improving mechanics, getting more hypertrophy, and decreasing joint discomfort from the movements you are performing. 

    Body Parts Discussed:

  • Chest
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Triceps
  • Biceps
  • Topics Covered:

  • Intelligently searching for the width/depth and angle that works best for you to provide the stimulus you w...
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    This is part one of a two-part series on how to incorporate better position for improving exercise execution.

    Bryan and Aaron go into detail on improving mechanics, getting more hypertrophy, and decreasing joint discomfort from the movements you are performing. 

    Body Parts Discussed:

  • Quadriceps
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Topics Covered:

  • The importance of moving through a full range of motion for quadricep development. 
  • Foot pressure and position fo...
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    December 31, 2020 57 min

    Bryan and Aaron field questions directly from Instagram about nutrition and weight lifting heading into the start of 2021.

    Questions Answered:

  • Curious your thoughts on how maintenance calories should change when a change in sport occurs. CrossFit to bodybuilding, lifting to endurance, etc.

  •  What is the difference between upper/lower and body part split programming?

  • I work out hard and track macros, what else can I do to gain muscle?

  • Wha...
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    December 18, 2020 52 min

    In this very first episode of the Eat Train Prosper podcast Bryan and Aaron discuss their origins around how they first got into weight lifting, when nutrition started to become a priority, and the paces of life that have landed them here, now.

    Topics Covered:

  • The reason for starting the podcast
  • Introductions to weight lifting
  • Becoming coaches
  • Progressions through different types of training
  • Backstory about meeting
  • Early CrossFit days in ...
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