The Ironman Bodybuilder: How to Become a Big, Lean, and Strong Endurance Athlete

Alex Viada squats 705 pounds.

He deadlifts 745 pounds.

He benches over 400 pounds.

He stays at about 7-8% body fat or less year round.

It gets crazier: He can also run a 4:15 mile.

And he runs marathons and ultramarathons.

And he’s an Ironman triathlete.

There are some bodybuilders who worry they’ll lose muscle if they walk too far. There are powerlifters who won’t run across a street because they’re worried it will make them weaker. So how does Alex stay big, lean, and strong, while competing in some of the hardest endurance sports in the world?

Listen to this episode to find out.

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Show Notes

Complete Human Performance

So you want to run? Endurance Training for Strength Athletes, Part 1

So you want to run? Endurance Training for Strength Athletes, Part 2

Say No to GPP

The “quick and dirty” on Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

A Guide to Strength Training for Endurance Athletes, Part 1

Strength Training for Endurance Athletes, part 2

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