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119: Is Weightlifting a Waste of Time? l A Deep Dive on Variable Resistance Training and Reframing Your Strength Workout

Nov 8, 2021 | Season 3


John Jaquish, PhD., has spent years researching and developing improved approaches to health. He is the inventor of the most effective bone density building medical technology, which is now partnered with Tony Robbins and OsteoStrong for rapid clinic deployment. He is the inventor of X3, a technology that is proven to develop muscle much faster than conventional weight lifting, all with the lowest risk of joint injury. Dr. Jaquish’s methods are used in training the world’s most elite athletes and associations, such as the entire Miami Heat organization, various NFL and NBA players, as well as Olympians. His book, “Why Weightlifting Is A Waste of Time” explains his non-conventional approach to human physiology and is a Wall Street Journal bestseller. 

In this episode, Dr. Jaquish busts many of the myths within the fitness industry, such as why resistance bands alone are worthless, why weightlifting is a waste of time, how chronic cardio can increase body fat and the theory behind the anabolic feeding window.


0:50 Welcome to the show!

5:40 Dr. John Jaquish’s Bio

6:32 Welcome Dr. Jaquish!

7:25 Why weightlifting is a waste of time

9:20 The development of Osteostrong

10:10 The need for creativity & problem-solving

14:22 Why bands alone are worthless

15:47 Why you need full range of motion

17:54 “Strength training is all you need”

20:12 How long does it take to see a change?

22:57 The chronic cardio & cortisol connection

26:57 If you HAVE to do cardio…

28:50 How interval training is different

30:00 Why the fitness industry is backwards

33:48 Testosterone & Growth Hormone

35:07 *BiOptimizers Ad*

33:38 Low-carb diets, fructose & diabetes

41:17 Anabolic-window myth

42:32 His latest fasting routine

44:48 Muscle damage, fatigue & protein synthesis

46:01 How many sets do you need to do?

50:32 Why he targets busy professionals

51:38 His recommendations for longevity & mobility

55:25 Renee’s experience with X3

56:42 His final piece of advice

58:15 Thanks for tuning in!



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