.025 #AskPJBraun Podcast // Improving Your Weight Loss, Keeping Your Iron Up (not just when you lift it), Getting Fat Off Your Back



On this episode of #AskPJBraun, Josh and PJ talk about Improving Your Weight Loss, Keeping Your Iron Up (not just when you lift it), Getting Fat Off Your Back, and More!

To get your answers questioned for free send an email to [email protected], and include your Instagram or name.

 Subscribe here: Apple Podcasts · Google Play · Soundcloud · YouTube


How Do I Improve My Weight Loss? – 0:58

Hi PJ,

I recently became a member of Blackstone Labs.  I’ve been working out with a personal trainer and he’s recommended some items from Blackstone to help with my weight loss.

So here’s my situation: I can’t seem to lose the inches around my waist and thighs (my areas of concern).   I’m 5’1 and weight 173 lbs. I now have a waist of about 38’in.

My workout regime:

I workout with a personal trainer 4x’s per week (M-Th). My warmup is for 30 minutes; my personal training is for 45 minutes, and cool down is another 30 minutes.

One the days I don’t workout with a trainer, I consider yard work and house cleaning as my weekend workouts.

My eating regime:

I have oatmeal during the week for breakfast. Sometimes I may add in some blueberries or bananas. Coffee, either black with 1 Splenda or with half-n-half and no sugar.

I have lunch around 11:30am which consists of chicken, ground turkey or lean ground beef, roasted potatoes or white jasmine rice, and mixed veggies (either broccoli, corn with green peas, green beans).

I have a small meal around 4pm which is a meat (one of the above) and rice or a veggie.

I normally don’t snack during the day. If I do, it’s either an apple or a banana.

My water intake:

Most of the days I manage to get in 1 gallon of water, but I haven’t been able to get to 2 gls.


After working out for 6 mths, I’ve lost inches from my waist ( I was almost 45inches) and have gone down one size in shorts/slacks/jeans. I still weigh the same as when I started working out 6 mths ago!!

My dresses fit better even though I still wear spanx or hi-waist shaping briefs to help smooth my mid-section.  I’ve gained muscle and strength. I’ve noticed growth in my biceps because some of my work blouses are a bit snug from the upper arm.

My question:

I get discouraged when I notice other women at the gym have lost 20lbs in a 2-mth period and several inches and I’m still at 173 lbs with a few lost inches. Everyone I ask says I’m not eating enough. What do I need to do to lose inches but at a faster rate?

Pre Contest Hydration – 4:37

Since we are in the middle of contest season I thought it may be important to talk about the do’s and don’ts of post contest rehydration.  I seem to remember Aaron doing a show and almost dying. I know it had to do with sodium and potassium ivs at the hospital without magnesium.  I seem to remember alcohol post show may have been involved. Can you talk about this topic and specifically that event if you remember it.

SARMS – 5:47

Hi mate, what u think about sarms ? Can maybe be good like bridge, between cycles, after PCT, I was thinking to go ostarine (mk2866) and ibutamoren (mk677) for like 6-8 weeks, both 20mg ed in contest prep. I never tried before sarms, so want to know they work or not? I know I can expect something special, but want to know they work or marketing ? Thank you!

More than Just Lifting Iron – 6:48

I respect your candid approach on bodybuilding, business, and life. I also appreciate the time you take for your fans/customers.

Thanks again in advance for fielding my questions.

  1. I’m on 41, and I’ve been on TRT for 15 months, 210mg a week. My T is 900 and my Free T is 18. I took 3 pills of Chosen 1, Cardarine 20mg, and Mk-677 20mg per day for a 8 week cycle. Now my blood work shows my Iron as low. When or should I expect my Iron to come back up?
  2. I really enjoyed taking Chosen 1! When can I go back on Chosen 1? How many times can I cycle per year?
  3. And are there any plans to make any BSL stickers or magnets?

BSL For Life!

Get This Fat Off My Back – 9:26

Hello PJ and Josh-
I was watching your video series for the Beat PJ Contest that was leading up to your final check-in and you had mentioned that you still needed to loose a little bit of that lower back fat. One exercise that you recommended was “Dead Lifts” to stimulate the area. Are there any other tricks to eliminating that stubborn fat?
I was wondering if BSL offers 5 lbs quantities of Isolation? The Vanilla is awesome! It reminds me of homemade ice cream.
Does BSL offer any gym towels for purchase? If so, I would like to get some.
Thank you for your time and answering all my questions on previous episodes!

Youth Runs Out Eventually, Right? – 15:55

Hi, my name is Jay, my instagram name is “Achilles_The_Greatt”. I’m 21 years old and have been lifting for about 2 years. Before that I wrestled all 4 years in high school and would work out but the workouts for wrestling were alot different than bodybuilding or powerlifting workouts. After high school and while in college I focused solely on lifting weights and went from the mid 150s to low 190s. The problem was my diet was terrible for the most part and I only focused on gaining mass really fast which is why I ended up with a gut and much more fat than before. I did gain a lot of strength on every compound lift though, but was just less lean. For the past 5 months I’ve been on a bodybuilding program with a clean diet, leaned up, and made great results while losing a lot of fat and replacing it with muscle, and having decent abs, weighing around 186. My question is, am I still in my noob gain phase or will it be a lot harder to build muscle from here on out as a natural lifter?

I love the work you do at Blackstone Labs and will really appreciate it if you can make it to this question.

Hi Harida – 20:00

Hi Coaths!

I think this is the first question I make that’s 💯% to get to know you rather than to mainly learn from you. Not considering divorce, what are the 3 situations that have made your soul cry the most? Don’t worry I love you always forever near and far closer together everywhere I will be with you 💞💕💖.

Second question is,, thank you very much Coath Josh, I’d send you video previews etc to essplain idea but you blocked my secret IG account lol 😙🙈. PJ could you pls recommend me what/who to contact to get the clips,, shouldn’t take more than 1 minute of valuable time of Coaths K, Josh, 🍝, Brittany and you? I was thinking about asking Coath Trevor because he always has a camera 🤓? Sorry, I’ve been a HYUGE nuisance for months now about clips, but this will be 10x more piss than Generation Iron 💪🏻📽️🎶.

Thank you very much for opening your heart, mind and time to answer all our questions.