Episode 139: Totally Censored

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Kevin Larrabee (Twitter), Tony Gentilcore,

and Leigh Peele (Twitter)

FitCast NEWS

  • Support Bob Young’s (member of the EliteFTS family) http://bobyoungs.blogspot.com/)
  • Ask Leigh Podcast
  • T-shirt mixup
  • More shirts in
  • Censoring?
  • Dan John Books
  • Maybe discuss Food, Inc……..GREAT movie


  • Hello everyone,Until last week I lived in a wonderful world, in which I remained blissfully ignorant of the existence of Ms. Tracy Anderson.However, following last week’s fit cast(loved the show by the way especially the Dan John interview) I was interested to in finding out more about the previously mentioned “trainer” ,who shall now be referred to as Leg Lifts McGee for the remainder of this letter.

    I entered Leg Lifts’ name into “the youtube” 🙂 only to find a blinding pain shooting through my brain nay my soul.

    I then proceeded to dance uncontrollably for 3 hours while seducing myself in the wall of mirrors.

    I awoke in a heap, sweating profusely to find it had all been a dream and all was right with the world as evidenced by Dan John’s newest front squat article in people magazine.

    Thanks alot guys!,

    Shane England, ACSM HFS, CSCS

    PS Keep up the good work in fighting this nonsense 🙂

  • Hey guys,What do you guys do for during & post workout nutrition?What do you think of “Surge Workout Fuel”? For someone who trains hard, would this have any benefit?

    In terms of post workout nutrition, would a supplement like Surge Recovery be a good choice or black star labs cytofuse? What about using food instead? If so, any suggestions on foods for post workout would be great. Thanks.


  • Hey Kevin and Gang.  This is Jason from Warner Robins, Ga.  I recently was accepted into a graduate program for exercise science, after spending the last year trying to find a decent job with a history degree.  It did not go too well.  After deciding to go back to school I realized I needed to expand my limited knowledge, that had mostly come from Arnold’s Encyclopedia and began listening to The Fitcast from episode one.  I am caught up to the current episodes now and have learned a great deal and been directed toward so many great resources.  My question is what are the effects of different peoples genetics and metabolism on their body composition.  I have always been able to drop body fat relatively quickly and seemingly with much less effort than other people.  Hearing the lengths Kevin goes through to try to reach his destination abs makes me thankful for the fact that I can maintain a body fat % between 7-12% depending on whether I am looking to add mass or get cut up.  I am 5’11” and usually weigh between 185-195 lbs.  I have never counted calories and eat clean about 90% of the time while cutting and 65% while bulking.  Essentially what I want to know is if two individuals with identical body compositions in terms of weight, height, lean body mass, body fat % and have the exact same activity level could have different metabolisms?  I know that hormones are also a big factor in body composition and want to hear your thoughts on this topic.  I do not believe my testosterone levels are too high if my lack of chest hair and inability to grow a real man’s beard are any indication.  Thanks guys and gals. -Jason
  • Hey Kevin and crew,First off, great show.  Like some of your other listeners, I started listening late and have only recently caught up, having listened to every episode.  I find that listening helps to keep me motivated and pumped about going to the gym and eating healthy.I have two questions for you guys that are kind of wrapped in one, and it’s kind of long, so I apologize in advance.

    I know you guys won’t approve of my situation, but I’m hoping you can give me some advice.  I’m joining the Army (hopefully in August) and have been trying to get my weight down to pass the physical.  I’ve lost almost 60 pounds through eating right and exercising, and am really proud of my results.  Unfortunately, as of a week ago, I was still about 15 pounds away from passing, so my recruiter put me on a crash diet.  Whereas before I was eating 6 small meals a day, getting plenty of protein and nutrients, the new diet consists of a bowl of cereal in the morning, a 16oz Coke for lunch, and one of those microwavable meals for dinner… about 900 calories a day.  As you can imagine, my energy levels have been really low, so my few trips to the gym have been short and mainly consisted of 30 minutes of “running” on an Eliptical, burning 400 calories (according to the machine), and some minor lifting.  On paper, the results look pretty good, as I’ve lost nearly all the weight that I need to, but I’m pretty sure I’m losing more muscle mass than fat.

    Wednesday is my physical, so pass or fail, I’m getting off the diet.  If I pass, then I can go back to my old 6 meals a day and solid workouts until I ship off to basic.  If I fail, then I have to wait another 45 days to go back, which should be plenty of time to drop the extra weight in a “healthier” manner.

    My question is, given my poor nutrition over the last week, is it safe to jump right back into my old diet, or should I slowly increase the number of calories I eat in a day?  Also the same thing for my workout.  It’s been driving me nuts not having the energy to do a full workout everyday, but I don’t want to cause more harm than good by jumping in too fast.

    Thanks, and sorry again for such a long email.  I really value the advice you guys give on the show and hope that nobody cringes too much when they hear about that diet…

    You guys rock,


  • (For Tony) Hi folks, recently discovered your podcast a couple weeks ago and have spent the past two weeks listening to the archives while at work. My days now fly by and I’d rather have dental work done through my rectum than to go back to the monotony of life in my office before finding these recordings.I have two questions but I understand if you only have time to answer one of them. I’ve been training regularly for over five years. Two rooms in my basement are dedicated to my gym and I also train where I work. In your combined experiences do any of you have any favorite training equipment, gear, books, etc that you really enjoy using but don’t typically find in a commercial or home gym. I’m always on the lookout for this kind of stuff and find that it helps keep my training interesting. One example for me is the Power Wheel that I received as a birthday gift. It’s sort of like larger version of an ab roller but has straps for your feet. With it I find I can get a great workout with just a few exercises. It’s also portable enough where I can take it with me on the road when I travel for work.My second question didn’t exist until I listened to last week’s show on the state of the fitness industry. I have a buddy who lost his job and now he’s considering becoming a personal trainer. Is there a recommended pathway for training certifications or is it just important to get something under your belt to “validate” your skills? Based on last week’s episode it really sounds like personal training field is a little confusing when trying to figure out a career path.

    Again, thanks for the information and entertainment you provide on the show. I’m looking forward to many more in the future.



  • I am in great shape for a woman my age…
    What am I doing wrong?

    I have been lifting faithfully for nearly 8 months 3 or 4 times a week.
    I lost 50 Lbs during the first 6 of those months.

    My volume has increased dramatically but I’m just not getting the results. I am eating at least 4 times a day and getting some protein into every meal.

    1) Do I really need to eat at well above maintenance levels to gain muscle?
    2) Is 48 hours sufficient recovery time between workouts?
    3) Should I get my testosterone levels checked (I am 53).
    4) Am I just being impatient?

    I love the fitcast. Entertaining and Educational. You have helped me to correct my workout regimen and helped me avoid wasting lots of money for probably useless supplements.


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2 Responses

  1. Alison says:

    Dangerous has always been my favorite album and to hear it acknowledged on my favorite podcast was the highlight of my Monday workout. Thank you Kevin & Leigh for stepping up and defending MJ! He was NEVER convicted of any crime, and though I do realize that Tony is naturally narrow-minded (getting your info from Fox News will do that to you), his accusations were out of line.

    On another subject: The F-bombs are sorely missed.

  2. Mark says:

    Great episode. Got a lot out of the discussion of post workout drinks. I usually go to the gym on my lunch break, so post workout nutrition is a little tricky. I’d usually just go with a simple lunch I could have at my desk once I get back, such as soup, leftovers, etc. I usually have greek yogurt mid-morning, but I just started having that for lunch and having walnuts or almonds around 10, in part because of the sugar in it.

    Good to see that I may have stumbled on to something. Especially since I was thinking of picking up some Surge, this way will be a lot easier on the wallet. Thanks guys.