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Just because you are lean doesn't mean you do not have a gallon of fat on your body... there are plenty of places for drug metabolites to be stored.  Esterized anabolic steroid metabolites are also stored in body fat.  Being lean will not help you pass a drug test for nandrolone decoanate either.
— Jason D. Blaha, Strength Coach

Raphael deSouza
July 5th '20 11:30am

i think i hurt the cv joint on my right shoulder. should i take time off lifting let it heal? or lift lighter?

All injuries need to be trained around and actively rehabbed. Stopping training is the worst possible option. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Edited: July 5th '20 @ 12:43pm
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stevo92
July 5th '20 10:30am

I don't understand. I check in a few months ago and this guy was downing milk by the gallon. Now he has switched to a more carbohydrate based diet. Why go to extremes? Surely you could follow a more balanced diet

What does a balanced diet mean? Eating brown rice, oats, fruit, vegetables and lean animal protein sources isn't balanced? Or do I have to add pizza or something? Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 10:48am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Whatever works for you Jason I don't mean to come across as condensing or rude. I guess I view diet in more simple terms. I don't think its appropriate to go to extremes. Get a satisfactory amount of protein, carbs and fats. A lot of people make this more complicated that it is. Extreme diets are just fads. On reflection I'm not suggesting this is what you are doing, I guess I'm not taking into account that you are an advanced lifter and want to gain that extra edge with your diet and suppose there is no harm in experimenting. stevo92 July 5th '20 @ 11:36am
Christian Hater
July 5th '20 10:15am

What kind of lighting are you using? It always looks like daytime but at 4 a.m. I wouldn't expect it to look like this with just natural lighting

LED lights Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 10:22am
John Locke
July 5th '20 10:02am

Long term melatonin supplementation can have negative side effects!

Citation please. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 10:23am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/melatonin-side-effects/faq-20057874 John Locke July 5th '20 @ 10:42am
They make lists like that for protein powder also. They didn't give their citations either. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 10:49am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness The article was written by a medical doctor. Research agrees with his long term side effects. John Locke July 5th '20 @ 11:18am
John Locke My doctor also told me that eating more than 3 eggs per day can lead to hearth attack. Although idk about melatonin, I wouldn't take every doctors word for granted.. Marko Milićević July 6th '20 @ 3:14am
Paul Sacco
July 5th '20 9:48am

You left out your drug stack....very deceptive in not mentioning it especially as someone lifting elite numbers in their 40s. You should be open about.

Out of everyone on YouTube I'm on the far end of LEAST deceptive. All of YouTube fitness is on something, 2/3 of them still lie about being natty. You saw the entire thing here. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 10:02am
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Don’t get me wrong I know you are the least deceptive of all YouTubers. I have been a long time sub since Ice Cream days man. I love your stuff but why not mention exactly what you take? Paul Sacco July 5th '20 @ 11:00am
I’ve said before I will not. There is too much blowback and bullshit around it. You literally saw the entire stack though. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 11:27am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness saw 😉 Justin Montagne July 5th '20 @ 11:55am
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Ok fair enough! Thanks for all your informative videos! Paul Sacco July 5th '20 @ 12:09pm
Cody Wilson
July 5th '20 9:38am

Didn’t you say that supplements don’t work

95% of them don't. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 10:02am
Most don't, Jason is talking about the 100 dollar a bottle rhino horn cock plaster get shredded in a month X crap Grizzlyman Verneteil July 5th '20 @ 9:57pm
Ozymandias
July 5th '20 9:31am

Dat ending tho lol. I think you definitely missed a few things coach. Your bench had stalled at three plates for eons bro. It’s seems to have gone up quite a bit lately.

Or you could not lie and claim I have been at a 315 bench. That isn't where I stalled. My bench has gone up 17 lbs this year. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 10:03am
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness My bad, I vaguely recall it was around 315 last I checked but I haven’t been following for quite a while. Still, it’s quite an impressive jump at your age. Dem gains be boosting real well. Ozymandias July 5th '20 @ 10:15am
335 to 352 isn’t bad at all considering I’m not heavier body weight. I’m happy with than. Need another 20 this year though. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 10:24am
samo modic
July 5th '20 8:37am

Do you really need 10mg of melatonin or is it effective in lower dosages? Any correlation between dosage and person's weight?

I notice a difference going from 3 to 10 personally. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 8:41am
No most people don’t need 10mg. Anywhere between 0.3mg to 1mg will be effective for most people. I take 1mg every night. Thrash Edited: July 6th '20 @ 6:19am
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James Rendle
July 5th '20 8:04am

Jason , do you use TRT ?

@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Why? (Don't ban me pls) Julius Albrechtsen July 5th '20 @ 8:20am
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Off topic from the original post but I’m in a bit of a dilemma as to whether I should stack up on protein with COVID-19 and all. People saying it’s over and people saying it’s better to be safe and stock up. There’s a 120-125 serving pack, a 250 serving pack, and 350 serving pack and a 500 serving pack. What would you lean towards? Ozymandias July 5th '20 @ 10:03am
Why can you not discuss it when it’s a huge part of the equation for older lifters ? James Rendle July 5th '20 @ 1:23pm
James for obvious reasons. The sheer stupidity of young inexperienced lifters being top of the list. They actually think the guys they follow are natural, who use a gram or more, due to claiming natty, and literally seem to think anyone using any testosterone should magically look like Zyzz and anything they do is unimpressive due to falling for the bullshit of self-proclaimed naturals. Then the legalities, youtube polities everything else. There is zero benefit and only negatives to me delving into this topic. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 3:27pm
I literally already got hate just for what was in this video from several people. I didn't have to even show that. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 4:00pm
Emperor_Rasmus
July 5th '20 7:59am

12:12 I knew he was using a lil something

It’s pretty obvious if you know anything about strength and fitness, who in their right mind expects a guy in his 40s to lose fat while adding a ton of weight to the bar on all the big movements. Even with a lil something that’s not easy to do Rangerfan 2019 Edited: July 5th '20 @ 1:08pm
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@Rangerfan 2019 a litle something lol Tenyks July 5th '20 @ 1:33pm
As Rangerfan said I have plenty of friends who are serious lifters on a little something who are impressed with my progress. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 6th '20 @ 4:13am
Anabolic Cheeseburger
July 5th '20 7:43am

How much pure callogen it is dosed per day? I pop 2-4 grams per day. Wonder your dose. I use it for skin health lol.

11g Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 9:08am
Eastside Dumbbell
July 5th '20 6:53am

The fact he didn't mention 10% discount with the code BLAHA10 means you can trust Coach

People can use my amazon link in my about tab if they want to give me a 3% kickback on their amazon purchases but yeah I don't make any money from supplements in general. I am just showing what I take and why. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 6:58am
Mister Movie
July 5th '20 6:43am

Jason, you should look into John Kiefers work on carb backloading. It might allow you to achieve the benefits you enjoy from a keto diet while maintaining muscle glycogen status more efficiently to keep up with your training.

No need. I think carb backloading is overrated and I am familiar with it. The problem is I train 7 days a week with my GPP so it isn't going to work. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 6:47am
Christian Cabrelli
July 5th '20 6:39am

Can’t get melatonin over the counter in the UK :( have to get it prescribed by a doctor.

It would be worth it. The single best supplement you can get. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 6:40am
Buy it from a registered online pharmacy, you have to fill out a questionnaire then a doctor will prescribe it without an in-person visit. F Bouillé July 5th '20 @ 6:54am
MyNama Jeff
July 5th '20 6:36am

But coach I thought u were natty!

@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness the joke was using dietary supplements makes you not natty, all good though thanks for keeping it real MyNama Jeff July 5th '20 @ 6:43am
He’s on protein! I guess nobody is natty any more. C C July 5th '20 @ 6:48am
Creatine and whey protons! That hardcore stack brah! Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 6:52am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness sorry coach I have to disagree with you here. Not about being natty but about ideas. Like the meme or saying: childhood is when you idolize Batman. Adulthood is when you realize the Joker makes more sense. I don't agree with that because there are good people and they have that boy scout like mentality. Teddy Two Time July 5th '20 @ 9:25am
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Gaurav Manjrekar
July 5th '20 6:32am

Hey Jason probably you forgot to mention about the small bottle on the table. It might be some PED but as you have always been very transparent with your use of PEDs can you please mention it in the reply please. Have a great day.

Don't worry about that little guy. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 6:36am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Yo BigMan 🤜🤛 Gaurav Manjrekar Edited: July 5th '20 @ 3:22pm
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Winterz Byte
July 5th '20 6:30am

Loved this video. What % do u think steroids help u by on average? An athlete said on a podcast by 5%

I benched 325 and squatted 475 before I ever touched a bottle of test in my 20s. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 6:37am
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness What deadlift did you hit as a natty? Christian Cabrelli July 5th '20 @ 6:41am
525 or so I think? I didn't really deadlift that often. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 6:43am
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness still really good for a young natty, better squat though. Christian Cabrelli July 5th '20 @ 6:49am
Raphael deSouza
July 5th '20 6:14am

the sound today is perfect. loud and clear.

Yep, whatever you did on this video Jason, I think you have finally nailed it C C July 5th '20 @ 6:22am
Same settings I have used for sitting video for months. Nothing changed. Sunday morning so no background noise maybe? Literally I did not change a single setting in any way on my software and mic is in the same spot. lol Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness Edited: July 5th '20 @ 6:27am
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Karl Es
July 5th '20 6:13am

Where's the Mutant Mass Gainer???

Probably. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 6:41am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness it's one of his most famous memes I thought you would know about it Karl Es July 5th '20 @ 6:43am
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness rich piano real carbzzz Dank Guy July 5th '20 @ 11:24am
Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness think that was a joke Jason. The Rudy Mettia Show podcast coming soon. Strength, Conditioning & Mobility Coaching. July 5th '20 @ 12:22pm
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness memes aside Rich Piana taught little useful things about hypertrophy and was highly entertaining. People love him and the memes so he will always come up now and then RIP Rich Ca Chow July 5th '20 @ 3:40pm
youareawesome
July 5th '20 5:59am

thoughts on bugez 315x15 bench

I don't think about high rep numbers as a show of strength. Obviously Bugz is a strong bencher now. 320x1 impresses more than 315x15 because it requires 5 lbs more force. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 6:01am
little dude
July 5th '20 5:30am

Hey Jason, what's your opinion on seated good mornings?

Very specific accessory movement for weak upper back. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 5th '20 @ 5:33am
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness thank you coach!! little dude July 5th '20 @ 5:58am
Andrija Jan Franjčec
July 4th '20 4:02pm

Hey Jason, why did you buy new belt? Whats wrong with one you used in footage in this video?

I wanted a stiffer belt as I push for bigger PRs. Its a 13mm inzer. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 4th '20 @ 4:26pm
@Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness So then you would recommend not rolling up an inzer belt to break it in? Wouldnt that make it less stiff? Tim Morrison July 4th '20 @ 10:39pm
Progressives Thriving
July 4th '20 12:19pm

Does this only apply if you are using heavy weight? I presume very light deadlifts and body weight squats are not a problem for fatigue?

I've no context for this as I do not program body weight squats for people. I mean if you are weak enough to benefit from them they are going to create fatigue. We are talking about actual structured programs for people who have run some novice LP already. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 4th '20 @ 12:52pm
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envioushate
July 4th '20 11:32am

Why do you even have chains on your low ass weight for deadlift? You're not even getting them all the way off the floor for your lockout.

You aren't suppose to for speed pulls and yes speed pulls are with a light weight. Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 4th '20 @ 12:22pm
Malcolm Noland
July 4th '20 10:15am

No coaches you know uses DUP? Really?

Filmed this 6 weeks ago so no idea what is in it. However no I cannot think of any I know who program it. Next Jason Blaha's Strength and Fitness July 4th '20 @ 10:31am