Side Quest Podcast
About This Show
If Tim Ferriss and Nerdist had a love child that loved fitness and Star Wars, it would be this show. This is a fitness podcast that explores the stories of coaches, trainers, athletes and explores their struggles and triumphs. Life is like an RPG so I look to explore the tools they used to conquer their quests.
Most Recent Episode
Alain Gonzalez on How to Gain Muscle as a Hardgainer, and Why You Need Dedication, Drive, and Desire
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On this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Alain Gonzalez of MuscleMonsters.com. Pronounced, "a lane," Alain considers himself an average guy from Florida who at 23-years-old, wasn't living in what looked like the body of an adult. He looked more like he was stuck in a pre-teens scraggly framed body. For the last few years, Alain Gonzalez has dedicated his life to helping hardgainers slap on slabs of sexy, lean muscle. His transformation gave him massive amounts of confidence to accomplish even the most daunting of tasks. Alain doesn't consider himself a bodybuilder. At least not in the traditional sense. He attributes his muscle-gaining success to what he calls The Three D’s: Dedication, Desire, and Drive. Through his coaching, writing, and videos, he wants to show every naturally skinny guy that it IS possible to gain muscle. In this episode, we discuss: The story behind the name Muscle Monsters Changes in the internet fitness industry Hardgainers Why he doesn't consider himself a bodybuilder What his training looks like Biggest mistakes in gaining upper body size Using a time machine to go back to high school and play football Book recommendations Drunk fights at pizzerias Doing it and taking action Diet breaks vs. Cheat days How dedication, drive and desire intertwine Alternative protein sources Strategies on working on weak or lacking muscle groups Bracing your core Guilty pleasure songs in his workout playlist Get in Touch with Alain: www.musclemonst