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Do you run in your Vans?
How would you fit the ULT in to your new split?
What is your take on "beginner gains"?
Should I count calories AND macros?
What is your take on full body routine?
Do you actually eat a pint of halo top every day?
I'm struggling with a mind muscle connection with shoulder press
Any tips to improve mind muscle connection on back exercises?
Is it necessary to be gradually increasing weight on exercises over time?
How do you feel about fanny packs?
Do you ever recommend modifying the daily pump workouts for females?
Have you ever tried a Dorian Yates style split: 45 min workouts 4x a week?
Is eating before bed bad?
Is it safe to crock-pot chicken with veggies?
How do you track restaurant food if it's not listed on the menu?
Can you do a one-handed push up?
Did you get sponsored by Bodybuilding.com?
I heard you skate, what are your preferred wheels?
What are the benefits or disadvantages of using the Smith Machine vs barbell for squats?
I've adjusted macros twice but still not gaining weight, what should I do?
Do you like the Mets?
I'm feeling calves on the outside only, suggestions?
Do you believe spending 2-3 hrs in the gym is making me lose progress?
My traps activate during shoulders, any advice?
I find it takes me longer than 1 second to get back up from the bottom of a squat, does that mean the weight is too heavy?
Can you do more posing tutorials like the one for quad separation?
Even with proper sleep and nutrition I'm exhausted at the gym, advice?
Does sweating mean I got a good workout?
When you have an alternating exercise such as Alt. DB curls, does the number refer to reps per arm or total reps?
What time do you upload the Daily Pump?
What do I do after gaining too much weight transitioning to a bulk?
I always get sick of looking at the food I prepped and I'm on a tight budget. Any advice?
What kind of board do you ride?
How many rest days a week to put on size?
What's your favorite band/workout playlist?
I'm having trouble gaining weight
How do you feel about eating carbs at night?
What is your advice for keeping your waist small during a bulk?
If I fall under my macros a day during cutting is that hurting me?
-Do you attribute some of your success to being at the 'right place at the right time'?
-The month of Ramadan is here, what do you recommend in terms of lifting and nutrition?
-I'm a college student who is currently 'undecided' should I go after a career I love or one that makes the most money?
-How come you chose a career in business rather than fitness?
-Preparing for a photoshoot, any tips for the few days before and the actual day?
-Do you ever do weighted Pull ups or Chin ups?
-Can hip thrusts be done without using a bench just flat on the floor?
-When you drink alcohol, how do you account for it?
-What are your thoughts on vegan or plant based bodybuilding?
-Tom Platz's legs vs. Steve Cook's?
Is warming up or stretching important?
What's better for fat loss, HIIT or LISS?
Do you pre-plan your workout before the gym?
Do you worry about chemicals in 0-calorie drinks?
Do you believe doing sit ups increases your waist size?
Have you ever been hunting?
Why don't you drink milk?
Favorite Whey flavors
Feeling pain in my lower back during straight leg deadlifts, is that normal?
Even though you are natural, what do you think of SARMS?
What does lifting actually accomplish while at a caloric deficit?
I am your girlfriend's height, how do I shrink my things and eventually get that tear drop quad?
New to lifting, and exhausted before the end of my workout. Is this a sign I'm doing things right and leaving it all in the gym, or should I be reducing some of the volume until I have greater endurance?
Should I stop taking creatine 1-2 weeks before a competition or a photo shoot?
Is the ULT designed for younger guys? Is the volume and intensity too much for a guy How to improve pull-up count?
How, and how often do you work on Mobility?
What is something you'd tell your 18 year old self?
Do you drink anything other than water and shakes?
When do you know it's time to cut?
Why do you only do the same four ab exercises?
How can some bodybuilders build size without focusing on form?
Any tips on how to get past a break up?
Thoughts on seasonings during prep?
How did powerlifting impact your physique today?
On a high day, how come you only do high carbs?
Can you give an update on your supplement intake?
I often see others eating some sort of candy before/after their workout, what is the reasoning behind this?
I don't know if I should use IIFYM or Myfitnesspal to track my macros
What sizes do you wear in Golden Aesthetics?
If I'm gaining quickly on a bulk, is that a sign that my body isn't using all the calories and I should cut the amount down/start doing cardio?
Do you ever catch yourself binge eating?
What are your thoughts on Intermittent fasting?
Does working out on an empty stomach hinder progress?
How do you deal with hand callouses from lifting?
What's your go-to style of vans?
Can I achieve optimal muscle growth if I don't take all the supplements you take?
What is the best way to lean for summer?
How long can you eat at a deficit before you should switch to surplus?
Do you divide your macros EQUALLY per meal?
What model of digital camera do you use for your pics at the gym?
Have you ever experienced Body Dysmorphia?
Have you ever thought about getting a tattoo?
How did your nickname "The Quad Guy" stick?
Why are you doing cardio in a bulking phase? Isn't your surplus compromised by cardio?
Do you have any advice for people gaining weight on a budget?
Do you worry about your daily water intake?
What are your thoughts on bi-lateral leg press versus uni-lateral?
Do you reverse diet?
Can you explain cannonball leg presses?
Could over-eating protein affect fat loss?
What are your thoughts on nutrient timing?
Thoughts on Dorian Yates training style?
How often do you recommend practicing posing in your off-season?
I'm feeling more shoulders than chest on incline, any tips?
How far in advance do you plan your workouts?
How do macros change/adjust in regards to weight loss or weight gain?
How much longer did you spend hitting the three muscles rather than two in a gym session?
What is your favorite exercise or workout in the ULT?
Do you smoke cigars when prepping? Does it affect your performance?
Have you ever done reverse pyramids in your training?
How are you able to be in a surplus at such low macros?
How long should a bulking/cutting phase last?
Are there any vitamins or supplements you avoid when drinking?
Why is there no leg workout on your daily pump?
How long does it typically take to gain healthy weight or bulk in a surplus?
What are your thoughts on the importance of a workout partner?
What kind of chicken do you get? Also do you trim the fat off your chicken?
Can you talk about why you take tribulus and it's effects?
Do you get a lot of comments in public about your appearance?
Have you ever vomited from a leg workout?
How has your training changed from when you started until now?
I feel trap and lat activation when I train biceps. Is that normal? If not, how can I fix it?
What kind of undies or compression shorts do you wear?
What makes the optional exercises on your daily pump optional?
When you write 'drop 20' for an exercise is that a drop set on each set or only the last set?
Do I have to compete in a show to get fitness sponsorships?
Do you ever wax off your body hair? Do you have tips for preventing irritation or ingrown hairs?
Do you think its bad for a female to follow a males workout/nutrition plan?
Will you be working out when you're 40?
Since you've been training in the early mornings, what do you eat?
What program did you use to buid yor website?
Can you compensate for macro overages on the following day?
Can women use the Daily Pump?
Tips for military service members with limited food options on a bulk?
Does using the recumbent bike for HIIT have an affect on leg definition?
Should feet be relaxed or flexed during leg curl or extension movements?
Thoughts on using a fat burner but also wanting to gain muscle?
Do you weigh your chicken raw or cooked?
Is there a reason you don't contract your bicep curls beyond a 90 degree angle?
How can I make my biceps wider?
How do I minimize muscle loss on a cut while incorporating cardio? How much is too much?
What's a substitute for the Abductor machine?
Do you think weighted ab work makes your waist thick?
Will you build a similar program to the ULT but for calves?
How often do you switch up your gym routine?
If you're unsure whether you will be competitive in a bodybuilding show, should you still compete?
What's your favorite, go-to, motivational thought?
What are your thoughts on loose skin after weight loss?
Why did you start doing chest and shoulders together?
Where did you go to college and how focused were you on training
How do I do dumbbell pullovers and focus on lats and not chest?
Can you explain which carb/fat count you track? Do you believe in net carbs?
How often do you have refeeds/cheat days? On prep and off?
Are you going to keep your Ultimate Leg Trainer program at it's current price for a while?
Do I take a pre-workout? Is pre-workout essential?
How to increase back thickness?
Who in bodybuilding had/has an influence on you?
What do you think of Jeff Seid?
Is Aldo all about that gains life?
Curious where your parents came up with the name 'Julian'
What are your beliefs?
Do you hit your macros spot-on every day?
Can you talk about the process of starting a business like your subscription site?
What is a substitute for Hack Squat?
What do you do for warm up/stretching?
Should you cycle on/off pre workout?
How old is Aldo and how old was he when you first got him?
Have you ever been to South America?
Is there an archive of the Daily Pump?
Would eating Uncle Ben's 90 second rice be OK?
What do you mean with HIGH incline press? 60°?
Do you eat the same post workout meal for every muscle you work?
How much time do you spend at the gym?
Will you be at the Arnold in Columbus this year?
Have you ever considered a vegetarian based diet?
Do you think someone can make the same gains on a vegan/vegetarian diet as they would with animal protein?
How has prepping for a show affected your libido and if it has, what can you do to make it better?
What are your thoughts on same-sex marriage?
How do you judge the success of a workout? Is soreness a good indicator?
How do you become more vascular? Is it from genetics, HIIT cardio, low body fat, or all of the above?
What's your opinion on energy drinks?
What kind of truck do you drive and why?
You put water in your cereal!? Explain yourself!
If you do cardio after lifting, will that ruin your attempt to grow that muscle?
Do you believe someone could be successful only doing machine work?
Biggest tip for someone competing for the first time?
Is 15 weeks long enough to prep for a show?
When you lift 2 muscle groups a day, do you alternate exercises?
Have you been forced to take time off for injury or surgery?
How do you track family/holiday meals?
How does smoking cigars affect your training?
How do I know what version of ULT to get?
What is your life goal? What gives you true happiness?
What is your take on Knee support and manta ray when squatting?
Leg extensions hurt due to an injury, what can I substitute with?
Do you feel wearing a weight belt throughout all of your exercises is an effective way to keep your waist tight?
How do you decide what muscle groups to pair for a workout?
What advice do you have for workouts while traveling?
What are your thoughts on Marijuana?
Let's say I can only afford taking Glutamine 2 times a day, what timing is most important?
What do you think about a natural test booster?
How often do you do mobility exercises?
I really want to grow my legs and back the most, what is the smartest way to do that?
Is there a best time of the day to work out in your opinion?
On lateral raises I focus on driving through the elbows but still feel some trap activation, is that normal?
Any benefit to elevating toes on stiff legged deads?
Are you more likely to put on muscle at lower body fat %?
What kind of snapbacks do you wear?
When do you take HMB?
Is it essential to use mass gainer to grow?
How do you travel and stay consistent with supplement regiment?
Can we have more info on the leg trainer?
Have you purposely built your career around bodybuilding? Do you think your level of dedication is possible in an expensive city?
Do you plan to come out with your own clothing line?
Have you ever thought of doing Vlogs?
How do you measure sodium intake?
I am eating at a deficit during the weekdays and loosely tracking the weekends. When my weight is up Monday, is this water weight, fat, or a combination of both?
Do you drink sugary drinks and do you treat them the same as any other carb?
Can timing of meals affect weight loss day to day when macros don't change?
How do you feel about fasted training?
You mentioned how you were not a fan of meal prep services and you liked making things yourself, but now you're using a meal prep service. Why?
What is your preferred method of cardio and how often do you do it?
Is it true that you can't overwork your calves? So theoretically you can hit them every day?
Is it possible to grow into a show?
How important is your girlfriend for your lifestyle and how have you helped one another along the way? Do you think you could be with someone who isn't into fitness/working out as much as you?
Are there any fitness magazines you recommend?
How do you maintain a healthy sleep schedule?
How do you foresee technology improving fitness?
What are your thoughts on fat burners?
Are there any exercises you would consider unsafe or not recommend that people do?
How do you get a good contraction on DB flys of all angles?
Why is your girlfriend not your fiance yet?!
How often do you incorporate deadlifts into your training?
Do you recommend Alexia sweet potato products?
How long do you wait to workout after a pre-workout meal?
Do you ever eat eggs?
What's the carb/protein/fat difference between high and low days?
What other types of meats do you like?
How long are you growing your beard?
How much do you sleep at night?
What did you study in college?
When would you take Hydro Builder?
How do you increase leg width?
What do you do for ankle and hip mobility?
What's your workout playlist?
Tips for improving mind muscle connection on bent over rows?
Of the three macro-nutrients (protein, carbs, fats) which is most important?
What chicken do you get that has 35g of protein in 4oz?
Do you cycle your vitamins?
What do you use to track all your macros?
Should I be tracking all my macros in the off season?
What organization is representing your upcoming shows?
Would you ever get an app for your site?
Do you perform warm up sets?
Any tips on what to buy/ overall dieting tips for college lifestyle?
What is your skin care routine?
Why do people carry a gym bag from machine to machine instead of using a locker?
What's your preferred method of tanning?
What's your opinion on Mike Mentzer's HIT training philosophy?
How do you cook your sweet potatoes?
In a surplus, whats the best rep range, high or low?
What's an ideal amount of weight to gain per week when building?
What's your supplement stack?
Can genetics stunt a muscle's potential?
On a pyramid set (12,10,8,6) do you up the weight or keep the same?
What's the best way to remove body hair?
Would you adjust Macros or Cardio after not dropping for 4 days
Should I add powdered carbs around my workout?
Where do you get your t-shirts?
Why do you eat cereal before bed?
What are your thoughts on pre-workout?
How did you distress your Vans?
How do you maintain the most muscle when trying to cut?
What are your go-to Crock pot chicken recipes?
How often do you drink alcohol?
How many rest days do you take?
Do you think online macro calculators are accurate?
What is your theory on cheat meals?
How do you achieve the old-school bodybuilder look for legs?
Where can you buy food and supplements in bulk?
What's the importance of added fats in your diet?
What's better, cereal or oats for breakfast?
What is your opinion on meal prep companies?
What is your last meal of the day?
Where did you get your lifting belt?