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EP 012

Sam Okunola

Pro Bodybuilder Turned Hybrid Athlete

Nick Bare Podcast - Sam Okunola Ep. 012
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Key Takeaways:
  • Intro 00:00
  • "One step at a time" 01:45
  • Starting running 06:58
  • Military running protocols 13:43
  • Running injuries 18:56
  • Bodybuilding career 34:09
  • Gaining lean muscle 55:43
  • Why genetics matter 1:00:09
  • Managing diet fatigue 1:07:12
  • Practical dieting strategies 1:14:11
  • Working out vs. training 1:23:01
  • Power of running 1:28:27
  • Runner vs. bodybuilder nutrition 1:37:28

Today I sit down with the incredible Sam Okunola, a hybrid athlete, world-champion bodybuilder, and Army veteran. We explore the contrasting dietary needs of runners and bodybuilders, delve into the intricacies of incorporating running into a strength training regimen, and uncover the secrets to optimizing performance and achieving the best of both worlds. Sam truly understands what it takes to balance running and lifting. This conversation will empower you to push boundaries and redefine what it means to be a hybrid athlete.