From Endurance Runner to Bodybuilder: The Biochemical Techniques of Building Muscle w/Dave Palumbo, Part 2

June 5, 2020

When it comes to building muscle and gains, many people won’t tell you what it’s like to be so big that you break car seats. How does weighing 315 pounds impact sleep, clothing, and body temperature? What are some of the other unforeseen challenges that come with being a massive bodybuilder? On this episode, I continue my conversation with legendary bodybuilder, and CEO and Founder of, Dave Palumbo, who talks about what it felt like being a 315-pound ripped bodybuilder, and how going through challenging legal issues led him to find his purpose.

I used jail as a way to focus myself on what I was going to do with the next stage of my life. It served me well spiritually to be in that situation.  -Dave Palumbo

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At the start of the show, Dave shared how he got started, and how he made the switch from lean runner, to a world-class bodybuilder. Next, we talked about how his life as an endurance runner contributed to his results in gaining muscle. We talked about some of the causes of people being so misinformed about weight training.  We also discussed: 

  • The problem with trainers who can’t train and people learning about building muscle on social media 
  • The biochemical techniques of building muscle 
  • The drug regimen Dave used to gain muscle

The fundamentals of bodybuilding are impeccable form, achieving the full range of motion, and controlling the weights you lift. The problem is, many people in the gym won’t be able to learn the neurological patterning that is necessary to contract muscle fibers, and as a result, they never get any gains. You have to learn and train with someone in person; someone who knows what they are doing. Focusing just on getting more reps and sets won’t get you anywhere. Guest Bio: Dave Palumbo is a retired bodybuilder, and the CEO and Founder of Go to for more information. To Join the World’s #1 Premium Access Group For Optimizing Your Hormones and Long Term Health, Click Here! 

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