Interview with Mike Samuels

In this episode, I interview Mike Samuels of Healthy Living, Heavy Lifting.

He is a personal trainer and online coach from England. Mike is a reformed “clean” eater and has had success in competing in physique competitions. He started as a cardio junkie but found his passion for strength training and bodybuilding. Mike has written for STACK, EliteFTS, and LIVESTRONG to name a few.

In this episode we discuss:

  • how he got into training
  • his struggles with clean eating and how Lane Norton opened his eyes to flexible dieting
  • moderation and how you can help clients learn it
  • hardest part of training for a bodybuilding show
  • cravings and their impacts on restrictive diets
  • the buffet struggle
  • how to create rules and schedule cheat days/feast days
  • what superhero he would be
  • what guility pleasure he listens to on his workout mix
  • what famous person in history he would have dinner with
  • Daily Undulating Periodization Training


Mike’s Site

DUP Training

Layne Norton

Tim Ferriss


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