IceCream4PRs Podcast

This podcast is dedicated to discussions and interviews with the fitness community's best science-based coaches, researchers and elite level athletes.

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This podcast is dedicated to discussions and interviews with the fitness community's best science-based coaches, researchers and natural bodybuilders.
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2019-07-28 04:45
last episode published
2019-04-28 02:59
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Jeff Nippard owner   author  
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#40 - Advanced Training Techniques: Broscience or Legit? ft. Dr. Brad Schoenfeld

In this episode I'm speaking with Dr. Brad Schoenfeld about advanced training techniques for maximizing muscle mass including dropsets, accentuated eccentrics, supersets, high volume training, altering resistance profiles, and more. -------------------...

#39 - What's Making Us Fat? Response to the Joe Rogan Debate ft. Stephan Guyenet

In this episode I'm speaking with Dr. Stephan Guyenet about the science behind what is driving fat gain. We also cover the "is a calorie a calorie" question, address the role of sugar/carbs in obesity and diabetes and the role of the brain in regulatin...

#38 - Slow Metabolisms & Reverse Dieting in 2019 ft. Dr. Eric Trexler

In this episode I'm speaking with metabolism researcher Dr. Eric Trexler about metabolic slowdown, reverse dieting, metabolic damage, rapid weight loss, crash dieting, starvation mode and other topics. You can listen to The Jeff Nippard Podcast on iTun...

#37 - Bro Science vs Real Science (New Training Controversies) ft. The Glute Guy

In this interview Dr. Bret Contreras and I discuss the value of the smith machine, whether you can maintain squat strength without squatting, "powerbuilding", the mind muscle connection, training to failure and new controversial research on training vo...

#36 - Vegan Diet Science: Are Eggs Bad? Vegan Bodybuilding? Is Red Meat Bad?

In this episode I'm speaking with nutrition researcher and Director of, Kamal Patel. We discuss the ethics of veganism, the potential benefits of a vegan diet and its pitfalls. We also cover topics like eggs, red meat, processed meat, omega...

#35 - How Much Training Volume Do You Need? ft. Dr. Mike Israetel

How many SETS and REPS per week is best for hypertrophy? How HARD should you train? Train to FAILURE? How do you track volume? Dr. Mike Israetel, Phd and I try to answer these questions through conversation.  Mike's Articles: ‣ https://renaissanceperio...

#34 - ALL ABOUT PROTEIN (How Many Grams Per Day & Per Meal) ft. Jorn Trommelen

Part 2 of my discussion with muscle metabolism researcher Jorn Trommelen. Here we cover how to diet to maximize muscle protein synthesis. This is an audio repost from my interview on YouTube.    Jorn's website: Watch on ...

#33 - All You Need To Know About Muscle Protein Synthesis | Part 1 ft. Jorn Trommelen

Jeff and muscle metabolism researcher Jorn Trommelen discuss ways to train to maximize the muscle protein synthetic response. This is an audio repost from my interview on YouTube.   Jorn's website: Ultimate guide to MPS...

#32 - Natural vs Enhanced | Becoming the BEST Bodybuilder You Can Be ft. John Meadows

A conversation between myself and John Meadows about training, steroids and breaking past perceived limitations. Check out John's channel on YouTube: The audio has been reposted from my youtube channel:  https:...

How to Go "Bear Mode" and Look Enhanced, Naturally ft. AlphaDestiny

Alex of Alpha Destiny and Jeff discuss "bear mode", why being at a higher bodyfat percentage can make you look more impressive as a natural, body recomposition, "nucleus overload", and specific training strategies for growing the neck and traps.   More...

#30 - Gender Differences in Training feat. Menno Henselmans

In this episode, scientific fitness author Menno Henselmans discusses with Jeff the natural muscular potential of women and training and nutrition differences between men and women.    More from Menno here:   I did a video ...

The Strongest Mindset | Interview with Emily Duncan

In this episode, we interview Emily Duncan, nationally qualified NPC Bikini competitor and ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist.  We cover everything to do with sharpening your mental approach to training and nutrition, with some specific focus on the biki...

The Flexible Diet Discussion feat. Laurin Conlin and Robin Gallant

In this episode, we discuss with Laurin her recently published research on inclusive vs exclusive dieting strategies and much more.    More from Laurin here: IG: @laurinconlin LAURIN'S INSTAGRAM @laurinconlin CONTEST PREP/ COACHING...

The Volume Roundtable feat. Mike Israetel, Eric Helms, Layne Norton, Greg Nuckols

In this episode, we host the most comprehensive discussion of training volume available anywhere with Mike Israetel, Eric Helms, Layne Norton and Greg Nuckols.  We answer the question of whether we should train with the maximum volume that we can recov...

THE PEEK WEEK ROUNDTABLE feat. Cliff Wilson, Eric Helms, Jason Theobald

In this episode, we host the most comprehensive Peak Week Roundtable available anywhere with contest prep coaches Cliff Wilson, Eric Helms and Jason Theobald.  We cover all facets of peak week including: - how and when to manipulate water, sodium and p...

Episode 25 - Supplement Science with Kamal Patel of

In this episode Kamal Patel, director at discusses with Jeff: -the best pump/ pre workout supplement -sleep aids that actually work-nootropics/ mood enhancing supplements-ways to re-sensitize to the effects of caffeine -are there any natura...

Episode 24 - Red Meat, Aspartame& Omega-3's | Interview with Kamal Patel of

In this episode Kamal Patel, director at discusses with Jeff: -how to eat a healthy diet -does red meat cause cancer? -is too much protein bad for health? How much is "too much"? -omega 6 to 3 ratio discussion -should we be supplementing fi...

Episode 23 - Interview With Lyle McDonald (Part 2: Reverse Dieting, Metabolic Damage and Weight Training)

In this episode, we cover Part 2 of my interview with Lyle McDonald. Topics covered include: - Can you change your bodyfat set point? - Is there value in reverse dieting to maintain a goal bodyweight?- What causes a "slow metabolism"?- Does metabolic d...

Episode 22 - Interview With Lyle McDonald (Part 1: Training and Nutrition for Women)

In this episode Lyle McDonald discusses with Jeff: - Why do women tend to struggle with fat loss more than men?- Setting up the deficit with exercise vs caloric restriction - How to deal with water shifts in women & menstrual cycle overview- Refeed...


In this episode, we host the first ever Reverse Diet Debate featuring Eric Helms + Menno Henselmans (against) vs. Layne Norton + Peter Fitschen (for). Topics covered include:- Opening statements and rebuttals- Defining "maintenance calories"- How does ...

Episode 20 - When It Comes to Training Volume, More is Better feat. James Krieger

In this episode James Krieger, MSc discusses with Jeff: -how many sets are best for maximizing hypertrophy?-is there a point at which adding more training volume is detrimental for gains?-how important is training to failure?-is it better to space volu...

Episode 19 - Interview with Doug Miller

In this episode natural pro bodybuilder Doug Miller discusses with Jeff: -why Doug chooses to compete naturally-will he ever go for an IFBB pro card?-Doug's favorite bodybuilding split-Doug's favorite rep ranges-training periodization-how often does he...

Episode 18 - Bro Splits, Training Frequency& the Anabolic Window feat. Menno Henselmans

In this episode Menno Henselmans discusses with Jeff: -how frequently should you train a bodypart?-the Norwegian Frequency Project and other research on training frequency-is it beneficial to periodize frequency across the training year?-the value in h...

Episode 17 - BIG THREE Powerlifting Roundtable feat. Brett Gibbs, JP Cauchi, Josh Hancott.mp3

In this episode Brett Gibbs, Jp Cauchi and Josh Hancott discuss with Jeff: -their individual powerlifting goals for 2016-how often should you be max testing or AMRAP testing in training?-how to plan a competition year -how much drug use is there in the...

Episode 16 - Mind-Muscle Connection, Training to Failure, Meal Plans& Flexible Dieting feat. Josh Vogel

In this episode 20 year old bodybuilding phenom Josh Vogel discusses with Jeff: -the value of the mind-muscle connection-the best training frequency for bodybuilding-how to structure two-a-day training splits-should you be training to failure?-meal pla...

Episode 15 - How to Cut Water for Weigh Ins, Peaking for a Meet feat. JP Cauchi

In this episode 2x junior powerlifting world champion JP Cauchi discusses with Jeff: -why bigger is better in powerlifting-how much weight you should cut for a powerlifting meet-is it better to slowly cut bodyfat or rapidly cut water to get in a weigh ...

Episode 14 - Interview with 6x World Champion Brian Whitacre

In this episode 6x world champion drug-free bodybuilder Brian Whitacre discusses with Jeff and Robin: -balancing family, work and bodybuilding-how to get really, truly shredded-Brian's experiences with Daily Undulating Periodization under the guidance ...

Episode 13 - Grow Your Following& Dealing with Online Negativity in Fitness feat. Matty Fusaro

In this episode Online Coach and YouTuber Matty Fusaro discusses with Jeff and Robin: -how to grow your social media online-growing your online coaching business-fitness vlogging-dealing with negative comments online-specific YouTube marketing strategi...

Episode 12 - Changes in Hormones with Natural Bodybuilding Contest Prep feat. Peter Fitschen

In this episode contest PhD canditate and Pro Natural Bodybuilders Peter Fitschen discusses with Jeff and Robin: -how hormone levels change as a result of natural bodybuilding-specific training, nutrition and supplementation strategies to keep muscle w...

Episode 11 - Casein Before Bed, BCAAs& Intermittent Fasting feat. Joseph Agu

In this episode nutritionist Joseph Agu discusses with Jeff:-the pyramid/ hierarchy of importance for protein (as featured in Alan Aragon's research review)-casein before bed-how much protein you should eat per day-how many meals you should eat per day...

Episode 10 - Peak Week, Reverse Dieting& Stubborn Fat feat. Cliff Wilson

In this episode contest prep coach Cliff Wilson discusses with Jeff and Robin: -peak week strategies including Cliff's rapid backload approach-keys to getting rid of stubborn bodyfat-what is muscle maturity?-reverse dieting after a competition -bringin...

Episode 9 - Defining Progress, Overcoming Setbacks, and Motivation feat. Bryce Lewis

Jeff, Robin and Bryce discuss topics around measuring progress, dealing with injuries, sustainability and extrinsic vs intrinsic motivation.  

Episode 8 - Hamstrings Feat. Andrew Vigotsky

Jeff, Robin and Andrew delve into the anatomy and biocmechanics specific to the hamstrings and implications for training as well as EMG research and the hamstrings' involvement in a variety of exercises including the squat and deadlift. 

Episode 7 - Powerbuilding Feat. Jason Tremblay

Jeff and Jason discuss how to program powerlifting for bodybuilding, bodybuilding for powerlifting, DUP, block periodization and the importance of training volume. 

Episode 6 - Gender Differences in Training, Feminism in Fitness and Fat Acceptance Feat. Ilyssa Russ

Jeff, Robin and Ilyssa Russ (@ohilyssa) discuss gender differences in training, issues related to feminism in fitness and the "healthy at every size" movement. 

Episode 5 - Poverty Macros Feat. Jacob Trout of The Strength Guys

Jacob, Robin and Jeff discuss how to deal with "poverty macros" while cutting.

Episode 4 - Body Image, Binge Competing and Eating Disorders.mp3

Jeff and Robin discuss some of the more delicate topics related to bodybuilding and fitness. 

IceCream4PRs #3 - Feat. Josh Hancott on Mental Aspects of Training

Robin and Jeff discuss some mental approaches to training with World Record Holder Powerlifter Josh Hancott. 

IceCream4PRs Podcast - Donuts, Post Show Feels, Reverse Dieting

Robin and Jeff rant about donuts, their post show experience and share some thoughts about reverse dieting. 

IceCream4PRs Podcast - Episode #1 - Mayhem, Natural New Mexico and Cruise Reflections

Robin and Jeff share their shared insight on their recent trip to the states.