Bodybuilding vs Strength Training | Starting Strength Gyms Podcast #23

Andy Baker Co-Authored Practical Programming for Strength Training and The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40 with the Founder of Starting Strength, Mark Rippetoe. He is a Starting Strength Coach and the Owner of Baker Personal Training in Kingwood, Texas. He’s been a professional strength coach for over 17 years and is considered one of the leaders in the industry for his academic and practical contributions to the field of strength training. Ray and Andy sit down to discuss the differences between strength training and bodybuilding.

Muscular Hypertrophy –


02:08 – Definitions of bodybuilding, strengthlifting, powerlifting, etc.
09:40 – How a young man improves his physique
24:10 – Some advice to build base strength
41:02 – Three contributing factors to physique
50:20 – Don’t do more, do better
53:15 – Where does the NLP end and what’s next
1:05:00 – Drug use in sports
1:15:30 – Therapeutic doses of TRT
1:23:40 – In summary, if you are a young man and aren’t already strong, get strong

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