The B & B Connection: Episode 1 – Hypertrophy Science

Hi Fitness Folks!

Welcome to the first episode of the B&B (Bret & Brad) Connection.

Brad Schoenfeld and I are going to be recording a 30-minute podcast each week where we discuss muscle science and anything else we feel like rambling about.

The key is to keep it to 30 minutes so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

I know that some folks love my longer podcasts with Jonathan Fass on The Strength of Evidence Podcast and my one-on-one interviews (ex: Jason Silvernail on pain) that typically last 90-120 minutes (or even my Stu McGill 3-hour Marathon from yesterday), but many people just want a quick listen. My discussions with Brad will fill this void. Click on the player below to listen to the first episode:

Click HERE to download the MP3 file.

Here are some links that are associated with our first podcast:

The Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy and Their Applications to Resistance Training (Click HERE for the Pubmed link and HERE to download the PDF)

The Hypertrophy Specialist (Click HERE)

Why Bodybuilders are More Jacked Than Powerlifters (Click HERE)

Are All Hip Extension Exercises Created Equal? Click HERE to download the pdf and HERE to watch a video on the topic)

Bret & Brad


  • Nick says:

    Looking forward to this! Anyway we could get an RSS feed for the podcast so I can subscribe and catch all of them?

  • Bret says:

    Hi Nick, I don’t know how to do that. I’ll look into it. Little by little I’m expanding my technological repertoire – I’m a techno caveman!

  • Fredrik says:

    Isn’t possible to download the episode?
    I can’t, nice if you could fix it 🙂

    • Bret says:

      Fredrik, I don’t know how to do this but it’s somehow possible to get the code – check out the comments section of my blog from the day before (interview with Stu McGill). Some readers posted notes on how to download it. Sorry for the inconvenience, Bret

      • Fredrik says:

        Great tips. I found this on the interview with McGill:
        ” Just right-click on a blank part of this page, choose “View Page Info”. Then go to the media tab and scroll down until you find the audio file. Then click “Save As””

        • Scott says:

          Thanks for the tip on the download it worked great! Note I found it very easy w/ Firefox but couldn’t do it with Explorer so if anyone is having difficulty they may want to try Firefox.

  • Meghan says:

    Is this in ITUNES?

  • Jacqui says:

    Thanks Bret and Brad, I really enjoyed listening to this. I’d watched the Form Analysis you did Bret and wondered about the mechanical tension/ metabolic stress/ muscle damage you talked about. Now after listening to this and reading The Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy it all makes sense.

  • Jacqui says:

    Actually make that while I was reading The Art of Glute Building that I’d read about Mechanical tension etc. All helping me put better programs together anyway, thanks.

  • Nolan says:

    This is great. Really insightful. Thanks B & B

  • Monica says:

    I had a similar interaction w Mr. Schoenfeld, i had a question, emailed him and later on that day he replied! I couldnt believe that he replied to my email but replying the same day or maybe the next was just pleasantly surprising.
    Brad Schoenfeld and Bret Contreras are my fitness Gods!! 🙂

  • A'Mar says:

    I’m excited about this new podcast Bret! Thank you.

  • Shane says:

    This is one of the best podcasts on hypertrophy I’ve ever come across. Great job guys – this is packed full of great information.

  • Jeff says:

    Really enjoyed this, as the info is very easy to consume.
    In terms of rep ranges, it seems like the 6-15 rep range is the sweet spot, and the fun is periodizing. Any suggestions for programs that have a good 4 day split with these concepts programmed in? I have fallen into the strength black hole when I really just want to look good.

  • Bert says:

    Nicely done, Bret (and Brad). I’m a little late to the table, but there’s still plenty to chew on. Thanks

  • Mark says:

    I think it’s safe to say that you’re more than just the “glute guy” anymore Bret. Thank you both for your passion and dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and further understanding regarding the human body.

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