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Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSN

Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSN

HIP THRUST – The Ultimate Booty Builder or an Overrated Imposter?

Written by: Christopher Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNOver the past 5 years, one exercise that has become exponentially more popular is the Barbell Hip Thrust. From female fitspos on Instagram saying it’s their favorite booty builder, to elite strength and conditioning coaches claiming this is going to enhance lower body strength and power, it seems like everyone is performing them in their training program. Interestingly, what seems like overnight, a lot of people are hopping off the hip thrust band wagon and are now saying it’s overrated. This is due to a recent study(1) that was just published comparing the strength......

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Life Beyond Fitness Podcast with Austin Current

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Revive Stronger Podcast

We discuss some programming details for bodybuilders including some of the mistakes people commonly make and some advanced exercise sequencing ideas. Furthermore, we delve into some of Chris’s coaching experience to identify what traits successful clients tend to hold. This isn’t one you’ll want to miss! Timestamps: 01:14 Training like a bodybuilder: Exercise selection 05:14 What makes an exercise a good exercise? 07:52 Client assessment 10:08 Helpful tools for exercises 11:07 Favourite hypertrophy movements 15:59 Overrated hypertrophy movements 17:00 Exercise Sequencing/Order 22:31 Pre-fatigue exercise 26:35 Chris detraining phase and coming back to training 31:01 Chris talks about periodisation 35:12 Key......

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The Health Mastery Show

Click Here to Listen to Podcast: The Health Mastery Show with Chris Barakat In this episode, we talk about the new book “The Ultimate Guide to Body Recomposition” which Chris released earlier this year alongside his co-author, Jeff Nippard. We dive into all the tactics you need to know to maximize muscle gain and fat loss simultaneously. If you enjoy the content subscribe here: Adam's Instagram: Chris' Instagram: Competitive Breed:...

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5 Keys to Enhance Your Mind Muscle Connection to Optimize Hypertrophy

Written by: Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNThere is no better feeling than the satisfaction you experience after having an awesome training session. For myself, this doesn’t have to be about ‘hitting PRs”, but as a bodybuilder, feeling connected to my physique, being in the zone, and getting a massive pump is glorious. On the contrary, one of the worst feelings is when you can’t get it going. Perhaps, you are excited to train back, but when you use a piece of equipment, you do not feel a strong connection with your posterior musculature and the only thing that fatigues is......

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Boom Boom Podcast: Body Recomposition

Today's guest is my good friend, Christopher Barakat. Chris recently dropped a very influential muscle hypertrophy study into the research world and is releasing a book with Jeff Nippard called "The Ultimate Guide To Body Recomposition" (Get it RIGHT HERE). Not only does Chris do my own personal nutrition, but he's one of the smartest upcoming researchers in the training and nutrition space. So it's an honor to work with him, call him a close friend, and to bring him on the how. Follow him on instagram @christopher.barakat, check out his new site School of Gainz, and read his research study RIGHT HERE. ---- Timestamps: 3:35......

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A Natural Bodybuilders Dream in a New York State of Mind

Produced by: Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNThis film covers my experience and provides insight to my mindset leading up to the 2017 INBF Hercules Bodybuilding competition in New York. This was a show I had my mind set on for four years and this show holds a special place in my heart. You get an insight into my peak week protocol a bit, get to see the process of what goes into getting ready for competition day, backstage footage, part of the battle on stage, and my final thoughts on the whole experience. I really appreciate all the support from......

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Muscle for Life: Advanced Bodybuilding Techniques for Faster Muscle Gain

As fun as it can be to geek out on obscure and advanced muscle-building strategies, most people looking for advice on how to gain more muscle and strength just need to double down on the fundamentals instead. You know, compound exercises, heavy weights, progressive overload, and the like. There comes a point, though, where a basic understanding of the basics is no longer enough to keep the needle moving. Then, you should add some more advanced tools to the shed, including programming techniques like periodization, set schemes like drop and rest-pause sets, and exercise variations to address weak points. That last......

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