Reverse Dieting with Dakota Geil


For this episode, I welcomed friend and client Dakota Geil, who recently finished his first competition. We discussed his first-time experience competing, especially the reverse dieting aspect of a prep, as well as his impressive home gym setup. It was a pleasure chatting with him and I've got no doubt that you'll enjoy this episode.


What you'll hear:


  • How he's feeling after his prep and the challenges of reverse dieting (1:48)
  • Perspective on where he started and where he ended up (2:33)
  • Post-show maintenance (5:25)
  • What the competition season was like for him emotionally and psychologically (8:06)
  • His support system through reverse dieting (9:15)
  • How he handles the days where he strays from the path and eats everything in sight (11:31)
  • Home gym setup (15:23)
  • Workout equipment rundowns and additions (21:27)
  • The most efficient pieces of equipment in any gym (27:18)
  • Keeping it to the basics and what is sustainable in regard to fitness and nutrition (29:47)
  • What his future looks like for competition (30:35)
  • Learning as you go and bettering yourself (34:51)
  • The importance of finding enjoyment in the activities you choose to do (36:52)
  • Size vs. definition in bodybuilding (39:49)
  • Starting a coaching business (42:31)
  • Fixating on the negatives (46:50)


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Robert Sikes

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