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Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSN

Chris Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSN

Calf Training – Research Validates Old School Bodybuilding Practices

Written by: Christopher Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSN The idea of having six-pack abs, bulging biceps, and a strong bench press to match an aesthetic chest is a pretty common goal amongst most gym-goers. On the other hand, building massive calves isn’t nearly as desired for many. The truth of the matter is, too many people skip leg day, and even those that do train legs, regularly skimp out on calves at the end of their session. Moreover, there is this common belief that the calves are a stubborn muscle to build and don’t respond to resistance-training like other muscle groups.......

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Training At Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by: Christopher Barakat, MS, ATC, CISSNIf you want to know what the best exercises you can do from home with limited equipment are, and how you can stay fit, maintain your muscle and even make progress during this time (COVID-19 Pandemic), then you want to read this article & download the free workout.Key Takeaways You can create intense, stimulatory training sessions without fancy gym equipment.  Your muscles respond to an internal stimulus. We can create this in many external ways.  Maintaining your muscle is relatively easy.  The COVID-19 pandemic is officially a global crisis, rightfully forcing many gyms around......

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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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