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How much alcohol can you drink while cutting and still lose weight? Should you still train if your HRV score says to rest? How long should you rest between sets during a deload? All that and more in this Q&A podcast.

This podcast is a Q&A, but it’s a bit different from the kind you’ll typically find here on Muscle For Life.

In my usual Q&A episodes, I take a question from email or Instagram and then fully answer it in an episode of the podcast every week.

However, over on Instagram, I’ve started doing weekly Q&As in the stories, and it occurred to me that many podcast listeners might enjoy hearing these questions and my short answers. So, instead of talking about one thing in an episode, I’m going to cover a variety of questions. And keep in mind some of these questions are just for fun. 🙂

So if you want to ask me questions in my Instagram stories, follow me on Instagram (@muscleforlifefitness), and if I answer your question there, it might just make it onto an episode of the podcast!

If you like this type of episode, let me know. Send me an email ([email protected]) or direct message me on Instagram. And if you don’t like it, let me know that too or how you think it could be better.


0:00 – Try Whey+ risk-free today! Go to and use coupon code MUSCLE to save 20% or get double reward points!

3:47 – What are your thoughts on drinking alcohol when on a diet to lose weight? 

4:26 – What is a healthy choice of sauce for chicken or other foods?

4:54 – How long should I cut for?

7:13 – Do you have to pause for a certain amount of time after finishing a bottle of Phoenix?

9:11 – How did you overcome acne when you were ages 15-20?

10:49 – If your HRV score says to rest but you feel okay, should you train? 

13:10 – How do I overcome nonstop hunger?

14:37 – Is there a certain rep range or volume to use when cutting?

17:13 – Do I need direct or indirect volume for deadlifts? 

17:37 – Should I dedicate my extra gym days to core workouts?

21:28 – Is resting time during deload 3-4 minuets?

21:58 – Should my hamstrings hurt after doing deadlifts?

22:30 – Is 15 oz of red meat bad for you?

22:49 – Any tips on combining strength training and marathon preparation? 

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