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220 Comments

  1. Brad Bombardiere

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    57 yo here on Rip’s program 425 Squat, 445 Dead Lift and 345 bench. Not impressive compared to alot but they are gains in my late 50’s

  2. JeanMopis

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Shieeet, whats the deal with the gay porn!?

  3. Sandra A.

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Bought Mike Mathews book felt riped off enough said. Found mark rippetoes starting strength.. best book on training I have found in a long time.

  4. Brian Keane

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I am 45 years old , 5 ft ll 190 , 33 inch waist all I do is stretch and and workout on my heavybag , I also do jkd , bjj bareknuckle boxing training I feel great , i do alot of core workouts and do sprints, I found what works for me

  5. TheDirthound

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I have a question for the older guys/women out there who have recently started lifting again in mid life like myself. Were you able to rehab some old/nagging injuries, get stronger and feel better in general? I’m turning 45 in 6 months and I generally feel like dog s#!t. I’ve always been fit and exercise but have laid off the bodybuilding training years ago and got into cycling and kettlebells and now I’d like to get back into old school strength training again, get stronger and feel better. I’d like to hear how the older folks are doing and how they manage their old injuries picked up from abuse in their 20-30’s while making progress.

  6. AG AG

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Stretching is a giant waste of time?

  7. Nate Vincent

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Dude lose the pictures of yourself,

  8. Gil Balfas

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Great value here. Very helpful. Thanku

  9. Conan the Destroyer

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I want to know how to get that keg gut!! Should I supplement with beer, bread, red meat, pasta, or cola? Cause the more ya weigh the healthier you are, right?

  10. D.

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Mark refuses to let Mike get a single word in edgewise, lol. Dude loves to hear himself talk.

  11. Johnny Blaze

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Michael, please shut up

  12. Anthony Maltezos

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    54 years old. Trained hard early in life… 14 to 22, so have always held onto that base. Got back to it on my 47th birthday. Have been hard core ever since. Powered through the initial pains… knees, shoulders. I’m good now. I listen to my body, always high intensity, but accordingly. I’m gonna do heavy rack pulls tmr for my back because I know my body is ready for it. And then I move on to other things, appropriate for the body part. My sense of level of recovery being the marker I use. If I’m not fully recovered on a body part, ill plan the work out accordingly. But ill still work out. I exhaust each body part somehow, someway. If its not just maintaining, and I can, I go all out. Am I less of a lifter than I was in my twenties? No. My experience and self control is keeping me up at a higher lever even at this age. Am I making gains. Absolutely. There are certain body parts I find I can train twice weekly, which is making em blow up. Point is, learn to listen to your body. And never, ever, think you can’t make gains no matter your age. Mark kinda made it seem like you need to give some up past a certain age. Haven’t seen that yet. You adjust, find a slightly different route to making those gains. I don’t lift like the twenty year olds slamming their dumbbells on the floor, don’t want to, but feel just as powerful. And that’s the whole point here. Feeling at your best, powerful, hungry, alive. And I do agree with mark as to one particular dead end. You start lifting for the first time at fifty, you may be screwed. You need that base. You absolutely do. I was pressing 120 dumbbells at 16. My body, my mind remembered when I was ready to come back. Cheers

    • Tyler Greenberg

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      @anthony maltezos I totally agree! I’m 51. I couldn’t have said it better myself. I lift as hard and intensely as I can. But I listen to my body. I back off when I have to. I try to keep moving forward and slowly keep creeping up on the weight.

  13. klevdavful

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I haven’t sqaut in months and did tonight went up to 255 no problem because it’s a natural thing to do.
    Use rips method and u won’t get hurt. Be egotistical and work up to injury and keep going u will get injury 🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫

  14. klevdavful

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Never ever feel up to injury and keep going do not do this ever this man’s advice is golden guys and it’s theraputic 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

  15. Darren Landry

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    A key takeaway is that being in a caloric deficit is like “Artificial Age”. As you get older you need more and higher quality protein because your body doesn’t absorb it as well (paraphrased). With that said, I’m now 47 and the age is no longer “Artificial”. That leads me to a question. Shouldn’t someone 40 and beyond maintain 1.2 grams of protein per lb. of body weight regardless of whether they’re cutting, bulking or maintaining?

  16. Joshua Michael

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I think the older you get, the more often you need to have a deload week or two. Have 3 to 4 weeks of volume followed by 1 to 2 weeks of deloading, low volume, low intensity. Then you can ramp up your intensity for another 2 weeks while still keeping your volume low. After that, return back to another 3 to 4 weeks of volume and repeat the whole thing over. I guarantee that yield great results.

  17. robnoftz

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    This was a great discussion. The only problem with the video was that I would occasionally look at the screen and see a male model showing off his skinny body. I do listen to Mark Rippetoe for straight talk on getting stronger. I am not interested in looking at narcissistic pretty boys that want to show off their abs.

    • Daniel C

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Why are you on Mike Matthews channel then?

  18. Dustin Dye

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Why do you keep talking over Rip? Stop talking over Rip. Just stop it. Stop. Matthews… Stop.

  19. darren colt

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Mark Rippetoe is a total idiot. His argument in favor of squats and bench presses as contrasted to doing certain machine movements indicates that this guys thinking is a hang over from the stone age of weight training. The pecs don’t come into full contraction until the upper arm crosses the mid line of the torso- something a barbell BP won’t allow. Also, a barbell produces a CONSTANT resistant load, whereas we grow progressively stronger as we move from the beginning to end range of a BP movement. Therefore to activate a significant amount of muscle fiber recruitment, it is necessary to utilize a variable resistance device in our training. Here’s the BIG question: — “How much can a person bench press? Answer: A person can bench press only as much as he can move out of his WEAKEST position! This means that if we are bench pressing with a barbell instead of a variable resistance BP machine – we are always bench pressing with the LEAST amount of weight that we can handle!! The same holds true of the squat – a remarkably inefficient quad exercise..ALL exercises – whether done with free weights or a machine, have a point beyond which we can no longer progress! Play this video over again and listen to this guys argument — Unbelievable nonsense! This guy needs to cast off his traditional – and incorrect – way of thinking- and take a course in biomechanics! I am so fed up listening to these “GREAT EXPERTS” whose training concepts have apparently come out of a nursing home!

    • Adam Gentile

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Then keep working on your corny machines that will give you zero gains.

    • subieguy00

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      That is where bands, chains, and partial reps come into play. Most people wont need it because they never make it far out of the novice stage of training…hence why he doesnt talk about that stuff very often. The dude and his team have figured this shit through trial and error with thousands of ppl. They know what works and when to apply it.

    • ResistanceQuest

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      darren colt I’m not going to appeal to authority here, but I believe Rippetoe advocates these things because he believes they make a person the strongest. What will get a person stronger: doing a Barbell bench press through a full range of motion, or doing a pec-deck flye? The question is, how is one’s time best spent if one is trying to get stronger? His answer is barbell exercises. That’s all. He can be dogmatic about many things for sure, and there is a good amount I take issue with, but this element of his teachings I feel has a lot of validity, partly because of how confused and complicated fitness and strength have been made to the average person, with so many shortcuts and one-trick-fixes and gimmicks and lies that try to convince the new gym-goer that getting the body they want can be achieved by doing 10,000 different isolation exercises with submaximal loads, instead of hard work using basic movements done over and over and pushing yourself to the limit. I hear what you’re saying, but I really don’t think Rippetoe is wrong about that at all (and as a fitness professional, I find elements of his perspective refreshing). Peace

  20. JustMe9

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    10:06 Nice calves. Maybe a few less curls are in order, or never wear shorts again.

  21. Brian Lawyer

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Hmmm. No difference between 40 year old guy and 30 year old? Wonder why there aren’t a bunch of 40 year old professional athletes….besides golf

  22. ArrogantBaSStard

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    so is there an actual routine that you can recommend for someone over 40?

  23. Joey Toronto

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Holy shit, talk about not letting a word in edgewise, it’s supposed to be an interview not a monologue. Mark just goes on and on and on.

    • SueRosalie

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Well he is the one with the expertise, that’s why he is being interviewed.

    • Dustin Dye

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      It’s an interview with Mark for crying out loud. He should be the one to talk.

  24. Sarah Anderberg

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Mike, I have been studying your teachings for over two years. This is the first time I’ve heard this podcast. I’m so excited, because my fiancé is 58 and overweight. Recovered from hernia surgery about 6 months ago. I’m going to take what Mark says to heart when helping him begin his weight lifting program. Yay! I’m so excited to have such a jewel of information. Thank you, thank you!

  25. Russ Drake

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I am 47 and I train at a very high volume and when I do I get in good shape …I believe it is all in the recovey and training for what the goal is 100%…Would love to chat philosophy as you have a very level headed mindset.

  26. John Doumba

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    the reality is that most 40y olds and over are untrained unhealthy and have accumulated fat because they simply don’t care or workout anymore, they’ve got their lady , a couple of brats growing up, a job , a mortgage ,a cold beer once they get back from work and a warm meal and that’s it. All they wanna do is watch some telly and some R&R with the misses,If they worked out and took the slightest care for their nutrition they could still be as buff as they want, im not speaking this out my behinds, just youtuble older bodybuilders, you will see 60y old bodybuilders that put 19 y old college kids to shame

    • ArkhamDrifter

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      On my 40th Birthday I was doing the Lavaman Triathlon in Kona. At 41 I did Ironman. 51 now and still throat-punching the old guy stereotype.

    • GGR TheMostGodless

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Unfortunately you are right that MOST men and women are in that situation…. but it would be really helpful if there were a way to show VIDEOS or PICS of men in heir 40-50-60 in good or great shape showing them doing heavy (over 400 pounds squats or over 500 pounds dead and all the other markers) that would be so inspiring that I believe more men in BAD shape would get going and keep at it.

      I am 51 years old now, and squat 455 and DL 495 with a bench press of 275 (though depending on the day, it varies, but it never gets lower than 245) and because of a car accident my shoulder is fucked for the press and it is only 135… I do dumbbell snatches instead of cleans because of that shoulder situation but I do it with 100 pounds.

      My point is that age is real but relative to how much you’ve kept up with your body and your gym training…. I lift more than all other men in my gym, they get close and ask, and I tell them What you see is what it is, but they don’t believe it and they want a “secret” to it.

    • C M

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      I’m 39 and just getting started. I work a physical job so probably have an advantage over your typical cubical jockey at least.

    • R WILSON

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Look at me. I have all that. I made time no excuses

  27. Berelore

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    LOL Only a strength coach can call 505 light.

  28. Ever Burning

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I know this is a few years old, but Mike did you ever become a beast at 20% body fat and then lean back down “for abs”? Would be a great challenge and experience.

  29. Frank Logrim

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    This just confirm my recent findings that volume indeed is NOT necessary for building muscle in fact it just hinder ur progress, more then you might think.. Ofc you need mutiple exercises to stimulate all sides of the muscle but no reason to pace urself on multiple sets on each exercise.

  30. Aidan Allenbaugh

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    This guy’s man-crush on Rip is so obnoxious. He needs to stop and let him talk rather than yammer on with how much he agrees with him.

  31. Pharaoh

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Volume is a individual thing. Some people’s bodies can take it. Some can’t.

  32. ThisIsBusquets

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    79 years old here. Bench 75 pounds on a good day. 55-60 usually,. I work 70 hours a week as a marine diver, so I’m burning calories all the day. Not too worried about mass, I’m really strong and have always felt alpha about myself. One tip for you young folks: eat your eggs. No need to thank me

  33. Cheese

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Great resource, I am 55 and do only compound lifts. I have been working out since my mid 20’s, Kenpo, kickboxing, running sports of that nature. I’ve always liked weight lifting but now in my 50’s I can’t do the volume I once did. It’s difficult to find resources regarding weight lifting for older men. I’ve tried 5×5 and got real bored with the program, now I train four days a week but I’m feeling to tired; think I’m doing to much volume after listening to this podcast. Great information.

    Thanks!!!

    • subieguy00

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Look on amazon for the barbell prescription. Lifting for life after 40. Good stuff

  34. bobo4691

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Glucosamine should be taken on an empty stomach. Stomach acid destroys it.

  35. Seth Melroy

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Weightlifting and strength training are not dangerous, they are hazardous. They become dangerous when you do them incorrectly with improper form. Which can be attributed to either ignorance on technique or trying to lift too much weight.

  36. Michael Romero

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Nope
    Not everyone lifts wants to get big.

  37. dawgsmycopilot

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I know these dudes are proud of their body fat percentage- and i acknowledge that that is hard to achieve. But damn, they all look like they skipped leg day. All of them. As a woman, the extra weight is more attractive than the chicken legs. But that’s my opinion and opinions are like assholes so fwiw.

  38. Courage fitness and lifestyle

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    if you belive you can’t cause your older then you can’t.

  39. Courage fitness and lifestyle

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    forgot to say I am 49 I come from a boxing background. They key is just do it. I run 35 km a week. Don’t starve your body. Don’t follow a bodybuilders program. Bodybuilding programs will kill you. Don’t do drugs.

    • Chandiwira Beza

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Dale Braithwaite he means the Shitty training methods they use .

      They use gear , partial reps, touch and go, not full range of motion and a lot of modalities that cause injuries and horrible splits for parts

      Train like a powerlifting , full range of motion , heavy barbell movements full body workouts , paused work , proper programming . That’s how you get strong AND stay injury free.

    • Frank Carter

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Talk about missing the whole point of an interview….

    • Im Yu

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      “Bodybuilding” can mean lots of things. If muscle-building’s your goal, not coordinated power-building, there are safe, effective bodybuilding protocols that one can use to stay in shape for long lifetime. There are wrong ways to do anything.

    • Dale Braithwaite

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Courage fitness and lifestyle I come from a boxing background too. By don’t follow a bodybuilding programme do you mean not to do a strength programme? I mean most athletes do some sort of strength training and it seems like strength wouldn’t be a weakness if you maintain full mobility. My grandad was a boxer, he fought for Wales and competed in the commonwealth games and he had the old school approach that pounding the heavybag was enough to add strength. But I added strength training and I’ve seen benefits with my endurance and power.

  40. Courage fitness and lifestyle

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Depends on your fitness level, I work 7 days a week and all my workouts high intensity. Follow and I work 12 hr shift days and nights. I do go to the gym after a night shift.

  41. papag1961

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Wow…Marc keeps talking over him….hard to listen

  42. Chris Buesnell

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    spot on. im 59. i weigh about 200. its ideal for me to do 5 by 3 or 5 by 5 on all big lifts. i work up to maxes and then drop back. I get way to sore on multiple reps even though i can do it. Im around 320 on. sqats , 400 on deads and 250 on bench which is ok. Im happy with that and reckon i can kick on for a while.

  43. Chris Webster

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Mark looks physically better than Mike.

  44. Ringo CoC

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Mike Matthews has to learn to not cut people off when they talk.

  45. R

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Restarting at 55. You described exactly what happened. Inadequate recovery == reprogram. Too much volume is crushing. Intensity, no problem. It’s weird that this maps to my experience as a bike racer.

  46. Craig Crawford

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I started lifting in 1980. I’m 56, pull over 400, and still am making gains. The difference now between me and guys my age that have never worked out increases exponentially. I feel sorry for guys that really look like old grandpas when they could be so much stronger and have a better life. Being strong is the single most important thing in life.

  47. live1thedon

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    cant we just take steroids when were old 50 plus so we can continue to make gains

  48. Neale Smith

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Very good information! I wish I had seen this before returning to the gym at 45 years of age after about 10 years of just doing calisthenics once in a while. I tried doing high volume like when I was in my late 20s and got golfers elbow and then later AC joint inflammation. Now, at 46, I train twice a week and limit the volume. Seeing this last year would have saved me some setbacks.

  49. holistic chaos

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    most of us in the western diet and modern technology driven societies develop insulin resistance as we get along with one of the results being more insulin being produced.
    insulin stores excess blood glucose as fat but then processes protein instead of that fat into fuel for energy so increasing your protein needs.
    add to that the fact meat is alot less bio-available than plant protein and alot more work for the liver wich not only has to carry the now extra workload of helping turning glucose into fat but also of processing the meat protein into glucose when the carb glucose runs out and cleaning the toxicity it creates.
    and insulin= no growth hormone so that kinda really sends one up the proverbial creek.
    intermittent fasting,ketosis and plant food solve alot of these problems to the point of 60 -70 grams of protein producing mind blowing results.

  50. Michael Holmes

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Shut up mike and put a shirt on.

  51. richw76

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Rips forgotten more than I know.

  52. RAIDER ADAM13

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    take anabolics and you will recover faster!

  53. Brian Blackwell

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    What the hell are you talking about? Why can’t you “train” on a pec deck? You can progress until you can lift the stack for full work sets — that can be a long time. I prefer compounds for obvious reasons, but if you’re contracting a muscle against progressive resistance, you’re training it and it will grow. This old school barbells-or-bust bullshit is a bunch of macho nonsense, just like breaking balls about guys who want to be lean. This guy comes off like a blowhard.

  54. Levi

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    great episode Mike

  55. lyco mania

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    lol. warm up, cool down, stretch. Who promotes all of this bullshit? I’ve never needed any of it and boy do I save time at the gym.

  56. flutiexxx

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I’ve trained a lot of people in their 50s and 60s. If you can deadlift or squat 1 plate with proper form, you’re in better shape than 95% of people in their 50s and 60s, and you’ll pretty much be able to do anything normal people do for fun at that age without pain or discomfort.

    Just to keep things in perspective. The average person in their 60s can’t goblet squat a 10lb dumbbell with adequate form.

    • Tyler Greenberg

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you. That was a very nice comment.

  57. mark calleja

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    at 44 ive started to increase my bench press training from once or twice a week to 3 times a week and increased my work capacity by working up to 8 sets of 10 reps at 75 percent of my 1rmax working down to 1 min 45 sec rest btween sets and before i start the 10 rep sets i do 3 sets of 85 to 90 percent triples

  58. Khechari

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    You have to stay healthy, that’s it. That’s the secret, if you can stay healthy, you can keep going.

  59. Stronger than my age

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I like your approach- too many guys are looking at these ripped, over-developed guys and think there’s a chance to become that- without test boosters. There needs to be a movement for a realistic, natural approach that a person can maintain into 70’s and 80’s.

  60. Bryon Lape

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I’m nearly 49 and I respond quite well to Madcow 5×5. Gonna start an SS based routine next week.

  61. S VanCloud

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Mike is a manly kind of man. No interest whatsoever in aesthetics. All practical minded. Only focused on competitive strength. Very dominant in almost any conversation. Very stubborn at the same time. Comparatively, Mark is soft spoken, less interested in practical strength, yet more interested in everyday fitness and aesthetics, as are most of his clientele. Yet realizes his views on this hold him back (in Mike’s eyes anyway). Both have a good points. I really like what Mike has to say but I often find myself noticing that he doesn’t give his interviewers a lot of chances to articulate their views. I don’t think he does this on purpose though. Rather it’s just a side effect of his personality. Not a fan of Mark’s pic slide show, though I understand from a marketing perspective why he does it. But I have to agree with some of the comments that it does come off as rather narcissistic even though his personality is quite humble.

    There is a lot of hate on here about one of them or the other. I think they are both very good coaches in their respective niche and they more often than not agree with one another. Taking a side and trash talking the other is about as pointless as spitting into the wind. They are both two sides of the same coin. They just each focus on different fitness goals. Mike’s is to get “big and strong” as he often states, and Mark’s is to look like an Olympian demigod.

  62. Vegan Unleashed

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    If he ate the right foods (hint hint) he would probably be able to handle more at his age. Plenty of old bastards running around lifting heavy and running ultra marathons.

    • TheOlzee

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      That’s what I was thinking. And I’m smart as fuck so you must be right lol

  63. marc smith

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    The key with any type of training is listening to your body. I’m 38 and had to do the hardest thing a lot of us have to do is admit we aren’t 21 anymore. Recovery is key. Nutrition, rest, and deloading have been tremendous on my gains. Bigger Leaner Stronger is the most real program I have found if you’re interested in gaining strength, muscle, and nutritional knowledge. I’ve done P90X, Power Training, and Army PT in my early days, all of which in my opinion over train via massive amounts of volume.

  64. abraxis20

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    A great listen.

  65. Jeff B

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    “Are you big yet?”

    “It’s funny you say that because I-”

    “NO ITS NOT FUNNY”

    So fucking savage. Made me take a look at my priorities. Thanks for keeping that in, I would have been embarrassed in that moment.

  66. Bull Bear Portfolio

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    41 years old and need to find the 5×5 training y’all are referring too. I did not workout younger except what the Army required in my enlistment 17 years ago. last year I started working out and had a hard time benching 225 but now today I can lift 280 clean free weights. I do not use supplements of any kind. I’m bad and just eat whatever I want and I’m a fat 5’10” 215lbs older guy lol. I never done a dead lift or squat in my life yet. I just use dumbbells and barbells, plus my kick boxing bag. If y’all have a link to a good workout for strength, I’ll appreciate it. thanks

  67. Tony Moma

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Great conversation. Thoroughly enjoyed it

  68. Bill Lee

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    So would you think if i reduce the volume , im 57, should i up the frequency from once a week to once every 5 days for larger body parts?

    • Bill Lee

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Mike Matthews Thanks

  69. John Blake

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    52, started strength training 4 weeks ago, since then aches have been going away not getting worse. Just gotta have good form and take your time.

  70. Calvin Burr

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    How does one’s diet influence or affect recovery? Has there ever been any serious studies comparing those on strict whole, plant-based diet with those eating typical amounts of animal protein? Or those consuming lots of foods that are known to be high in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories?

    Also, I understand that some nutrients are not absorbed as well later in life for some individuals, but is that really true for protein? And what constitutes “higher quality protein”?

  71. Cosmic Moor

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Is this the Bigger Leaner Stronger Author. If so I got the book the other week.

    • Cosmic Moor

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Ok Good Interview infact very good. Ripp is very opinionated about things in which the Fitness prides itself on like Foam Rollin must do if no massage around, stretching even Yoga emphasis it with breathe and thought. The Fitness industry has many things it has built itself for example the Gyms loaded with machines, but lack squat racks and even benches, and even decent stretching/foam rolling area. Pardon my french Fuck that I stretch and Foam roll static and dynamic and yes I warm up for bit. Screw that mobility is important even finding that back/front squats are not best for Sprinting/ Running so a youtuber essop says. I do them to stay strong. I do 8 to 10 3 to 5 sets on squats but not in the 3 or 400 hundred poundages yet but soon. Oh yeah Recovery from sqauts has been hard even the my 20s now a hair from 40 i still do its in my muscles memory bank. 5×5 is like weak for me cuz my ego kicks in at 5 and im ready to crank to like 10 12 or more. I try ass to grass most times cant do ass to grass with out some dynamic mobility stretching movements or a warmup. These are my trial and errors beliefs. Fitness can be like Religion/belief based but not in the good graces of science at least exercise science. I think Ripp is like 60 or so c’mon recovery from everything for men is hard at 60 without changes in total life style especially diet.Ripp is right inflamation does provide nuisance for the body after these high intense workouts.

  72. Michelle B

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    nourishing the mitochondria is the key to keeping up intense exercise with age. lots of antioxidants, nonstarchy vegetables.

  73. Joe Szabo

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Never listen to a fat fitness expert .

    • Shit Show

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      @gatoblanconz no shit, he’s not a fitness expert, as noted above

    • gatoblanconz

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      @Shit Show he says dumb stuff like don’t worry about fat

    • Shit Show

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      @gatoblanconz you’re very observant. What’s your point?

    • gatoblanconz

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      @Shit Show who is fat

    • Shit Show

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Joe Szabo Rippetoe’s not a fitness expert, he’s a strength coach.

  74. Kevin3310

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Lol Mike is just not understanding whether using a barbell, tennis ball, dildo, COMPRESSING your muscles isn’t SHEAR.

  75. Dan Buckles

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I’m 69 and can do volume. I’ve started over with Mark’s program doing the 5X5 three days a week. Doing his program correctly I had to reduce the weight and work back up. I haven’t hurt myself yet. I start by raising my heart rate doing the strider ten minutes. Next, I go and stretch and do some stomach exercises. Then I head down and work my 5X5 program and when done I found doing my stretches reduce soreness three days. The other two days I do the stretches, a little running and walking and maybe some basketball. I’m not sore and stay away from the distance running. It burns you out and you don’t lose weight. I can’t stress too much keep on stretching those muscles even as you lift and you will become more flexible and strong. When I’m in the gym I see old people walking around head down taking little tiny steps. It’s sad and if I could work with them I think I could change them but hey I”m not a trainer.

    • GGR TheMostGodless

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      What you describe is NOT Mark’s program…. don’t say it is his and then say it works or doesn’t work, you took his blueprint and MODIFIED it to your liking… but it is not Mark’s

    • David Powell

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      If you are doing weighted ab work you probably should do it at the end of your workout. Just a fyi. I’m 60 and I agree 100% with your comment about being active every day and spending time stretching to get “useful” muscles. I can still lift fairly heavy since I am very careful – I am a proponent of “listening to your body” – thus I personally lift every other day full body unless my body starts to tell me to chill. Then I take an extra day off and start my every other day lifting again. Thus, I don’t do a typical M-W-F routine – I lift when I’m ready. So, I guess I’m higher volume than this video recommends.

  76. Christopher Wood

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I started training at 16 and now I am 56. I still do a fair amount of volume working out every other day. Compound and isolation movements. 30 to 45 minutes with very little rest between sets. Plus I ride the bike hard 33 minutes on days I lift. Plus I work my ass off at work 55 hours every week. Sure at my age I can’t do what I could do even at 40. But I still can workout harder and recover from more than in this video. I can’t imagine doing 5 rep sets. I sleep fine. I have more energy and work harder than the 30 year old guys I work with.

  77. jim noyb

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Good info but what an ego driven poser, can you walk past a mirror without getting stuck for an hour? Looking at your pics for the entire hour of the video negates any of the info

  78. BIONIK BLACK

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Much respect to Rip, but I’m more on the aesthetic side of things, which equals more volume. More volume isnt the problem, but more/less volume plus heavy weight is the issue, lighten the load and rest period, then have Greek God results, this works for me, at 47. Heavy= disaster for my joints, everybodys different.

    • Grailer

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      BIONIK BLACK doing it wrong . Gain strength then switch to volume program but because you are strong your light sets will be pretty heavy if you had not got stronger

  79. reg smith

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    70 here, been doing some traning for about 5 years. Have made gains in strength and muscle over recent months since I concentrated almost exclusively on full body exercises. Deadlift, power snatch, power clean and push press. Been pleasantly surprised. Exercise 3 x weekly max, High intensity (for me)

  80. typedeaf

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Curious what makes Mark Rippetoe so ‘qualified’. Mark is quick to tell Mike that Mike needs to gain some serious weight, and jabs at bodybuilding, but has Mark ever walked the walk? Mark sounds like a very opinionated individual who likes to bully his way through an argument. Also, Mark appears to be carrying quite a lot of fat in his midsection. Typical of ‘power’ lifters who won’t sacrifice a few lbs of fat out of fear that they also lose a few lbs off their 1RM. Personally, I value the advice more from an former Olympic or Pro athlete.

  81. New Agents Wanted

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Great interview Mike.
    Pictures of female bodybuilders would be sweeter that watching your face the whole time Mike. Perhaps the pictures of the full line of products; instead of just your logo.

  82. chinessgirl

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    can you nullifiy all of this with a hormone therapy if you’re over 50?

    • SueRosalie

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      nope. The most important thing you do that will make you live longer, is getting stronger. You also need a healthy diet, adequate sleep and challenging mental activity.

  83. Mike Smith

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    So I’m 46 I just started all over again doing 5×5 Stronglifts. Should I do 2 or 3 times a week ?

    • Grailer

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      3 sets 5 reps is enough to make gains in strength

    • Chris Readle

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      +Mike Smith (Smitty) you can do whatever you want. :). That will certainly address the volume issue, but I personally like the clean as a pull exercise more than the BB row. It helps build that “burst” strength better.

    • Mike Smith

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Could I stay with the stronglift program but drop the lifts to 3×5 instead ?

    • Chris Readle

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      +Mike Smith (Smitty) I’d ditch Stronglifts and get Starting Strength instead. 5 sets across is probably too much volume for guys our age.

  84. HeadsUpDisplay218

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    For those of us 55+ years old: the best part of this conversation is Mark Rippetoe’s insights/recommendations on reducing volume. Starts at 5:30, and goes to about 15:00. Thanks, Mark, your advice has helped a lot.

  85. Scott Reynolds

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    This guy is a fucking clown!

  86. Marko Cetinic

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    7 to 8 is stupid 🙂

  87. Keith Barbaro

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    3 sets of 5 “across” means Squats, bench, DL’s 3 times a week?

    • Chris Readle

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      +Keith Barbaro What Kiln said. It’s 3 work sets across. Shorthand, the program is Squat, Press, Deadlift for one workout, the Squat, Bench, Power Cleans for the next workout.

    • The Grove Fitness

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      +Keith Barbaro “across” means the 3 sets are all done at the same weight. Opposed to adding weigth to each set of 5

  88. jc bates

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Let Mark Speak

  89. cicci uzzu

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I am very impressed by the amount of work and dedication Mike Matthews is putting into this sport. There are so many charlatans on this platform that are mainly marketing experts (buy my video, get my book, subscribe to my channel, get my super fabulous plan for the incredible price of….) changing routines as they would be changing underwear and not saying something that would be truly effective, beneficial and worthwhile to people who want to embark in weightlifting for a myriad of reasons. Those marketing experts instead are jumping from one exercise to the other while actually would be more intelligent to sit down and have discussions like the ones on this podcast, with experts in the field, about proper form, volume, recovery, which are actually educative and enlightening. I have learned so much about this sport from this and from other Mike Matthews’ podcasts as well as his website and from other experts (especially Mark Rippertoe!) he had interviewed.
    The only thing I can say to you is keep up the really hard and inspiring work you are devoting to this. Thanks very much!

  90. george griffiths

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I am nearly 50. I have trained all my life, not hardcore but mostly for aesthetics and fitness. I do hard manual work for a living 12 hour shifts, and I train,  still look like I am in my 30s. I do IF, I do operate in a calorie deficit a  lot of the time, I have six pack abs and do supplement. I am now learning callisthenics. I have just had testosterone checked and am around 700 that is high. I do not and have never taken steroids.

    • Kier06

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      +george griffiths
      Thats impressive! How is your training affected by your 12 hour shifts of manual labour?

  91. Eric Eubanks

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    You have to repeat something 30 times before these stupid people can begin to comprehend? Or do you just not have much to offer? Rippetoe is a relic!

  92. Juan V

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I really enjoyed this podcast unfortunately I wish I would have seen it and heard it about a month ago. I’m 42 and I think I over trained my biceps and now I think I have a partial tear on my lower bicep you can see the bruising. I knew I should have taken some time off but I pushed it and pushed it and I paid the price for it. I’ll use this time to adjust my training obviously but also to try to come back stronger and learn from my mistakes. Thanks Mike

  93. greyfox67xx

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    For guys like me creeping up there in age sometimes we need to hear it; “Stop with the 20-something-itis and lift smarter”. Good interview Mike. You wouldve gotten an A+ if the slides were of women…just sayin.

  94. TwinMillMC

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    He keeps talking over you.

    • Jerry West

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      TwinMillMC he’s doing great shit Mike usually talks over the guest but he’s a OG and he can’t get away with it that

    • D.

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Really really annoying. My boss is like this. Won’t listen to shit, just yaps over you, so you can’t tell him anything.

    • TwinMillMC

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      +Ether Ghost Not sure if he isn’t hearing when Mike speaks or just ignores him. Either way I usually can’t speak with people like this. They tend to talk and not listen. Mike has a lot of patients with this guy.

  95. scott stephens

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Im 97 tears old and I just started lifting yesterday. Do you have any tips for making all kinds of gains? All kinds.

    • Jemile Al-Darraji

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Get The Fuck Out Da Whey !

    • Joe Blow

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      62 here. Have done other weight lifting when younger but started a similar 5×5 and have incurred injury twice over the last 5 years. Last time was quad tendonitis on one knee. When you are older it takes much longer to heal, for me it took a year. Form is critical. Form is critical. Form is critical. Warm up doing the same lift with the bar and lighter weights (building to your set weight) is important as it helps to solidify your form before you put on your final weight. I injured myself by still doing 5×5 when I got to 200lbs with the squat and lost form. Just a little bit of bad form can injure you and I was still doing 3 days a week. I think 5×5 if fine for the beginning (at my age at least for me) but lower to 3×5 as the weight starts to get heavier. At 97 3×5 is probably better if you can. Also Mark’s suggestion to limit to twice a week when older is a very good suggestion. I think you can go 3 days a week during the lighter weight beginning if you can handle it but switch to 2 days with heavier weight as it is very true it takes longer to recover.

      Last time I was lifting I decided to go out for a run and was surprised that 4 miles came easy. Without weight training 2 miles is torture. I can’t run as much due to planters fibroids on the bottom of my feet and I don’t look forward to running like I used to but I do look forward to going to the gym.

    • Justin

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      +scott stephens Do whatever the FUCK you wanna do!

    • chad smooth

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      is not just a workout program

  96. Ramus Sumar

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    A good discussion by Rip unfortunately accompanied by Matthews’ narcissistic slide show.

    • Chris Robson

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      LMAO!!!

    • Gary McMichael

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Ramus makes a good point – Matthews should have simply ran the “M” slide for the whole time. What the hell is going on at 14:53 FLOL!! DId he “accidentally” drop a zucchini squash when he was zipping up? Joke. Somebody said something about gay porno and if that’s not what’s there I don’t know what that is. Mark Rippetoe is The Man when it comes to lifting form – he really knows his stuff, but this goofy video is below Mark. He probably wasn’t aware his interview was going to get posted on an “International Male” gay boy trolling mag. LOL And yes, Turtle, you need to take a huge chill pill – these are simply observations, no need to bunch up the panties simply b/c someone disagrees w/ you.

    • Jotenko

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      I was just wondering what was that shit about lol

    • Oscar Stenberg

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Turtle man Aka the turtleinatorrrr lolololol derrrr The discussion was good, it was the pictures that were not

    • Ramus Sumar

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      My my, it sounds like wittle turtle boy could use a juice box and a nap. 

  97. Alfredo Medina

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    If you waited until you’re 58 to start working out, look you fucked up lol Love RIP

    • Oscar Stenberg

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      John Smith did you even watch?

    • Shit Show

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      John Smith your ability to recover….

  98. Thomas Nilsson

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    As a man in my twenties I find that higher reps generally are easier on my joints (10 reps etc), recovery about the same

    • gatoblanconz

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Yeah mark is fat and lazy

    • D.

      August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      I feel the same way. I feel like 4-5 rep sets are harder and more strenuous on my body than 8-12 reps.

  99. Thehpman100

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Great interview. I like RIP because he just says it how it is. I have found exactly the same as what RIP and Mike talk about it in this interview.

    I am 42 now and have had to reduce volume to 3 sets per exercise across: Floor Press, Squat, Deadlift, Bent over Rows, Military press, hammer curls, JM presses. This is done over 3 days and each body part gets trained once per week.

    Any more and my sleep suffers and motivation dips. I found this out the hard way, through experience. Everyone is different however but this works for me. I am 6′ 2″ and 240LBS but can still make progress with this workout.

    The biggest problem for me was that my mind keeps getting in the way. After the 3rd set my mind thinks, “you’re fine, do another set” and I still fall for it now and again and suffer the next day. Get your mind right and the rest will follow.

  100. Belleville197

    August 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I’m 36 and I’ve had issues with medial epicondylitis and infraspinatus and teres minor since my twenties 😛
    I can’t make progress with my lifts because of the pain and I’m afraid of snapping a tendon 😛

  101. Em See Rashenel

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Great episode as usual Mike. I have one question. Is there a way to reactivate the testosterone receptors?

  102. Flagshipphotos Lou Jr

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    My biggest problem is sleeping!

  103. Griffiths Bacani

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I enjoyed this vid so much.  I can relate with the dynamic and flow of the interview… and how it closely resembles the convo I have with my uncle who went to vietnam.  Long story short,  we were both *weak* individuals at some point in life and became better versions of ourselves.  He would tell how he could barely pick up crates and artillery rounds at the start and was practically the hulk towards the end.  The coolest parts of the interview was someone like Mark admitting he isn’t trendy… haha.  Anyways, Good on you for your hardwork Mike.  You are a level to aspire to! Cheers.

  104. SAAMIAM99

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I’m 51 and have been training for over 30 years. How do I know if I need to “deload”?

    • Grailer

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      If you don’t know after 30 years then no one knows

    • Honken

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      +SAAMIAM99

      If you are making progress and not feeling worn out, there’s no need for deload. Whilst I don’t have any clinical data to support claims regarding deloads, they are a common tool for most advanced/elite lifters in PL and OLY.

    • SinnedNogara

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      +SAAMIAM99 Do you take weeks off? It’s sort of the same thing. Every time I take a week off though I lose strength going back into the gym, I feel deloads could really help myself for example.

    • SAAMIAM99

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      @Beastblood Powerlifting
      I get that you feel like you have had success with it. Unfortunately, I’ve seen a lot of these kind of claims. Is there anywhere I can go to kind more about the science of it. I’m assuming that if it is something that actually works, I should be able to find more than just anecdotal evidence of how and why it works. I’m just doing my due diligence by being a proper skeptic.

    • Beastblood Powerlifting

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      It’s just a way of getting more sessions in when you could have days off…the deload maintains the motor pattern of movements without fatiguing like the ”normal” workouts…it’s just another tool…you just need to determine where and when you need it, depending on, joint, neural, musclular recovery….example if you had a meet and your are eager of returning to the gym sooner that you should, just have a deload and procced from there instead of relaxing your way for 5-6 days. After every meet i have extreme hungers for 2-3 days after…eating about double calories than normal without even trying…if i sit around i become a fatass, or i deload and im half fatass making safe ground to re-boot another prep

  105. sPacEc0w60y

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Yeah, what everyone else is saying, it was great, informative, entertaining, funny as hell. Good stuff.

  106. J Phillips

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Mike, please shut the hell up and let Mark talk.  DO NOT INTERRUPT!

    • SueRosalie

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      It’s an interview. It’s the interviewer’s job to shut up and let the guest speak.

    • Thomas Cleveland

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      It’s Mike’s show dumbass

    • jehkjshrfk

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      +newy219 yea rips got a habit of that.. still love the guy

    • sunnyhours84

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      +J Phillips Totally agree. I was on needles the whole time, and even though the topic is interesting it became hard to listen to it all.
      It’s not that the other part (in this case Mike) should shut up the entire interview, I’m not saying that, but instead CONTRIBUTE to the discussion when it’s his turn. The only thing Mike does here is to abrupt ONLY to let everyone listening informed that he also knows this stuff that Mark is talking about. And whenever Mark pauses for just 1/2 second, he is there trying to fill in…Really REALLY annoying. The thing is, I do the same (unintentionally) from time to time (I’ve been told), I only now did I realize how bloody irritating it is. I will stop with this bad behavior immediately, and hope Mike does the same.

    • newy219

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      +J Phillips I was thinking it was the other way around…with Rip not letting him talk.

  107. MrMethadrine

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    After 30 you need Test-Tren lol

  108. Kyle Merkley

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    “7 to 8 is STUPID” 2:35 
    hahaha! Rip’s so funny. Love it.

  109. Lars Rye Jeppesen

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Great interview..
    I’ve been training serious at a relatively high level all my life, am now 46 years old and at the top of the game. Horrified knowing that from now on it’s gonna be one steep long descend… dammit.. dammit

    • Eddie Hill

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      Im 62, and fighting the good fight and winning. I have actually grown my shoulders and retained my strength, but need a bit more rest. I keep up with my 23 year old son, and in most items use a little heavier weight. It IS Possible! Older lifters should be more disciplined, smarter than these young pups…Want it?…work It!

    • Lars Rye Jeppesen

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      @Reaves MO very true, so very true. Every word

    • Reaves MO

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      +Lars Rye Jeppesen I feel you. Hitting 40 really soon and really depressed watching sports and suddenly being older than everybody on the field, hearing guys on the sports radio shows talking about people in their early 30s as over the hill, etc. and worst of all the aches and pains.

      This is highly informative though. Makes me reconsider some of the things in my training as far as volume. Wish there was more middle ground out there between HIT training and the 16+ sets per bodypart training that’s been dogma since Schwarzenegger won Mr. O. Rippletoe seems to be in that middle ground.

  110. HorizonRover

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    This is THE single most useful source of information for a novice lifter I have EVER heard.  This isn’t just for older lifters but also for newer lifters of any age and particularly for skinnier lifters.  Great video.

    • SueRosalie

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      And get the SS books. You’ll thank me later.

    • Matt Miller

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      If you haven’t already, check out Starting Strength, which is Rip’s program for novices.

  111. Mark James

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    2nd interview i listened to with Mark Rippetoe and he keeps talking over the interviewer. Mike start talking and Mark butt-in and took over. (E.g. 7:05 onwards)
    That kinda bugs me when people constantly do that – It’s like what you have to say doesn’t matter. Even when it’s someone more knowledgeable than me, it’s still kinda irritating

    • Michael Holmes

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      Mike should shut the fuck up and let his guest speak.

    • Blake

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      +Mark D Condescending perhaps?

    • Mark James

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      @Mark D Not condemning the guy or anything. Just interested to see if I’m the only one who finds this a little rude…I’m sure there is a term for it 🙂

  112. Awakened Won

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Guess he never heard of the black RumbleRoller.

  113. DeathIsPlanC

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    FWIW, glucosamine/chondroitin did nothing for me, but MSM had a very obvious effect.

  114. Bryon Lape

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I’m not so sure Steve Holman would agree with Mark.

  115. Mohd Adrian

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Sorry – what does a 1-1 emphasis for bench press and press mean? Same weight for both?

    • pdquick1

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      +Mohd Adrian No. He means doing bench press at one workout and press at the next–the way SS is set up.

  116. Stuart Loria

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Mark schooled his partner throughout the interview, a bit rude, but experienced specialists tend to be like this, they care more about their message than etiquette even when they are a guest.

    • Jerry West

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      Stuart Loria I’m glad he did. Mike normally talks over the guest but he can’t do it with this older OG

  117. Stuart Loria

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Bottom line, don’t be a hero, be healthy

  118. Daniel Kelley

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    “7 to 8 is just stupid.” 

    Ha ha.

  119. Ian Brown

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Awsome podcast, Mike.

    I’ve taken a 17 to 18 year layoff before starting again. I lifted from 20 years old to 35 years old. I lifted naturally and retained quite bit of muscle until I started up two years ago again. I have made some significant gains after my initial 1 1/2 year come-back. During my come-back, muscle memory bought me back very quickly; except I have a bit more body fat.

    I turned 54 years old this month. Since I started following your Youtube channel and  later bought your book “BLS”, I have made some significant gains using your strategy. I modified it a bit though. 

    I have been on an “8 day” cycle; 1 muscle group every 8 days. I do warm-ups, then I go into my heavy 4 to 6 rep workout. It takes about 40 min. I AM doing 10 sets of “heavy” after my warm-up. I have gotten stronger, and I have made noticable gains; especially in my lagging parts. I picked the 8 day cycle due to my 4 off – 4 on work schedule. I cheat 1 or 2 more reps on the last set of each exercise. I only do the compound exercises (bench, bent rows, shoulder press,). I do arms on a seperate day. 3 on, one off, one on, 3 off. Even though I do heavy, it is in strict form for 4 to 6 reps; others might think the weight I use is light. I rest 3 minutes between sets (2 min for arms). So far I am experiencing awsome results. I have decided to incorporate a “destress” week consisting of higher reps of dumbell movements, and chins for my back.

    I believe that volume and intensity is “key” on your workout day, but recuperation takes time. This was a problem when I was younger. I might have made better gains in my youth if I had payed more attention to recovery. Recovery is the key; especially when you get older.

    If I had a facilitating work schedule, I would do an 8 day cycle of alternating workout days, so that I would have a day recovery for every workout.

    I need to lose a bit of bodyfat before posting my results. I was asked recently if I was doing any steroids. I’m looking good since starting 2 years ago. I have never done steroids. I drink whey protein and eat 10 free range eggs a day. I recently began taking creatine. I eat organically, and I buy my water. I mix my protein and creatine in organic rice milk.

    Thanks for this very interesting video, Mike.

  120. Corvallis

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Great interview Mike, I really like Mark’s Candor.

  121. Eddie Thomas

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    lmao, i love how mark starts ripping into mike right away

    • Jerry West

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      Me too

    • Chris160212

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      @Mike Matthews He’s just hatin on the abs haha

  122. chris beerad

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I hear your frustration with people , they just don`t see past the typical crap they get prescribed  by most pt`s,  I spoke to a young rugby player today who was doing an arm workout , he was curious about the 4 plate deadlifts I was doing and asked why I only wanted to work hamstrings!!  this kid is paying someone for a program  to help with rugby and hes not squatting or deadlifting   at all . i suggested he start using those movments as the basis for his strength work  and he said  i don`t think i can lift that !   man its hard work getting the point across , no wonder rip is angry

    • John Doumba

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      it’s a shame actually , imagine all the lost potential of young kids listening to crappy trainer’s directions and workouts and not getting anywhere or accumulatin one injury after another, instead of grabbing a copy of Starting Strength, i am too old to become a pro athlete now but i feel sorry for the youngins missing on the opportunity of their life, that’s why i will always tell whoever i meet and discuss about workouts and programs to grab a copy of starting strength if not for them ,for their kids or grandchildren

  123. Gez

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Hey Mike, this was a brilliant interview, well done! I have a question. On my rest days when bulking should I eat at calorie maintenance or still at a 200-400 calorie surplus? Will the ratio of muscle to fat gain be more fat if you over-eat on rest days or will it be the same as training days as muscles can take up to 78 hours to recover/build? Thanks a lot, I think this would be a good topic for a future video.

  124. Dylan Miller

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Your two interviews with Mark Rippetoe are by far your best podcasts. He is hilarious, but also such a great source of knowledge.

    So how old is too old for the program in Bigger Leaner Stronger, Second Edition? Is it too much volume for a 45-year-old? A 50-year-old? A 55-year-old? How to modify the program based on your age would be an interesting topic for a podcast or an article on muscleforlife.

  125. Otto Kalliomäki

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    The beginning was hilarious 😀
    Great interview!

  126. 356 Pounds TO FIT

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Good morning Mike, I liked the beginning WWE smacktalk show you guys put on there lol ..its definitely much different in your middle years and I agree with what he is saying about volume and recovery..

    at age 39, I only train in ways that add to my health (that should however be true at any age)….the great thing is, getting older forces you to rest more and be smarter when you do train..its a better overall life balance..I have found I can maintain and even make gains, much easier with much less time commitment..you become more efficient..thank you for doing these Mike..very helpful!

  127. Jung Yang

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    So I’m 38 years old just started lifting seriously about a year ago. I been following bls making good strength gains is it too late for me?

    • Darko Ale

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      I’m 39 and stronger than I’ve ever been in my life by following Starting Strength. It’ll keep you young bro!

    • xpressiveink

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      @Jung Yang The only time that it is too late to get into shape is when have let your health go beyond the point of no return or you are dead!

      At 51, I’m bigger, stronger and in better shape than when I stopped lifting when I was 30. Over 2 years, since I started back lifting heavy, I’ve put on 35 lbs and set new personal bests on all of the major lifts. Just work hard, eat right and keep at it because it’s never too late as long as you are still breathing and healthy.

  128. forwatchingu2ubeclip

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Oh man. I’ll admit I’m a Rippetoe fanboy. Was actually his first podcast with Mike that brought me to MFL. Super glad to see him back.

  129. Yiannis Spanos

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Just wanted to say that you are by far the most infromative youtuber. your videos cause me information overflow most of the time! 😛 
    I tried to ask you on twitter but I had to keep it realy short, adn I couldnt explain myself. Why when “bodybuilders” talk about good carbs dont mention white potatoes? which one is better and  why?

    • Yiannis Spanos

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      @Mike Matthews​ Are your supplements available in Europe (Greece).?

  130. David G

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Hey mike. Got your book BLS. I’ve up’d my weights on all compunds following your routine. Question for this podcast. What do you think about Collagen type 1 & 3 for joints/ligaments?

    • David G

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks mike

  131. fatchicksandlegos

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I stretch before all of my workouts.. guess I should stop. What’s recommended in place of stretching, warm up sets? And by the way I dropped off that review for pulse!

    • Darren Landry

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      From what I’m gathering these days, a 3-5 minute warm-up to get the blood pumping to the muscles is more effective in preventing injuries than stretching them out. Also, your short term increased range of motion from stretching your muscles just prior to training could possibly throw off your form by confusing your “muscle memory” for an exercise. That’s not to be confused with mobility stretching to get your joints and spine lined up. Yes…it’s bassackwards from everything I been told throughout my life.

    • fatchicksandlegos

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks brotha

    • forwatchingu2ubeclip

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      @fatchicksandlegos Any combo of mobility drills/dynamic stretching/cardio (depending on your pre-existing flexibility) with ramp up sets before your working sets for compounds. Static stretching is great post-workout only. Check out Alan Thrall’s vids for more info my bro/sis.

  132. runmyrace

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    You get big yet or not? Rip is the man

  133. gxaviercortez

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks for covering this topic with Mark Rippetoe!! I am 42 and have been seriously working out since my early 30’s and have noticed the changes in what my body can do now as opposed to just 5 years ago. Very helpful points…would definitely look forward to reading articles from you on this topic in the future.

  134. Richard Patricio

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    When he get going it hard to get him to stop. Mike can’t get a word in edge wise. Ha Ha … Great Listen though. Love Marks book.

    • Gregory Groves

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      Lol, that’s just his.personality — if you’ve followed or seen him before, you know that’s just who he is 🙂

  135. Gregory Groves

    August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    there’s not a better person on the PLANET to talk to about this subject than mark Rippetoe! I can’t wait to watch this video!

    • Gregory Groves

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      @Mike Matthews yeah, he’s a busy guy for sure. He’s a legend in the industry, and would be an absolutely AWESOME interview for you to conduct though, if you can get him 🙂

    • Gregory Groves

      August 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      @Mike Matthews you know who would be perfect to get on your next podcast? Alan Aragon. what do you think the chances of that is?

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