In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Louise Burke to discuss nutrition strategies for endurance sport, including the efficacy of ketogenic diets.
Louise is a sports dietitian with 40 years of experience in the education and counseling of elite athletes. She worked at the Australian Institute of Sport for thirty years, first as Head of Sports Nutrition and then as Chief of Nutrition Strategy. She was the team dietitian for the Australian Olympic Teams for the...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Stephan van Vliet to discuss the role of animal foods in a healthy diet, including the unique metabolites they contain, their synergy with plant foods, and their effect on the environment.
Dr. van Vliet earned his PhD in Kinesiology and Community Health as an ESPEN Fellow from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received post-doctoral training at the Center for Human Nutrition in the Washington University in St...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. John Hawley to discuss "train low", including the mechanistic basis for it and how to implement it. We also have a fruitful conversation on the limitations of exercise science studies and the value of anecdotes, especially for elite athletes.
Dr. John Hawley is currently Head of the Exercise & Nutrition Research Program and Director of the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at the Australian Catholic University,...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Mike Tuchscherer to discuss the Emerging Strategies framework, the utility of submaximal volume work, and hypertrophy blocks for powerlifters.
Mike began coaching in 2004 when he took over as Cadet-in-Charge of the USAFA Powerlifting club. Over the 15+ years Mike has been coaching, he has coached over 400 lifters. Sixteen of those lifters went on to earn a medal at the IPF Classic World Championships under his guidance. Fourteen...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Chad Kerksick to discuss his recent review article on plant proteins and exercise.
Dr. Kerksick is currently an associate professor of exercise science in the Exercise Science Department in the College of Science, Technology, and Health at Lindenwood University. He also serves as the director of the Exercise and Performance Nutrition Laboratory and the Master of Science in Health Sciences program at Lindenwood University, and...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Andy Galpin to discuss the relationship between muscle fiber type percentage and exercise performance, recovery, and muscle hypertrophy, along with the limitations of training studies.
Dr. Andy Galpin is an Assistant Professor at California State University, Fullerton with a Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics from Ball State University. He is the author of the best-selling book Unplugged, and is a high-performance coach and...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Sarah Berry to discuss her research on precision nutrition. In our discussion, we cover inflammation, postprandial lipemia, and glucose dips.
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In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Matt Nagra to discuss misconceptions about vegan diets and the relationship between various foods and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Nagra is a Naturopathic Doctor dedicated to providing the latest evidence-based nutrition information to his patients and students. His clinical practice is based in Vancouver, BC. In 2018, he graduated from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine after having completed a Bachelor of Science...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Harriet Carroll to discuss a new study on alternate day fasting and her research examining the effect of sugar-sweetened breakfast on appetite and energy intake.
Harriet completed a PhD in Health and Wellbeing at the University of Bath. Currently, she is a SARS-CoV-2 researcher at the NHS, an MSc supervisor at Bristol University, and an honorary research fellow at Lund University. Her other research interests include hydration...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Emily Dhurandhar to discuss her recent publication on normal weight obesity along with a couple of topics related to the diet industry.
Dr. Emily Dhurandhar received her PhD in Human Nutrition at Louisiana State University. She was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2014 to 2016 and then at Texas Tech University from 2016 to 2020. She transitioned to an industry position as Chief Scientific...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I continue my discussion with Dr. Scott Stevenson and Dr. Guillermo Escalante on peak week recommendations for bodybuilders.
01:20 The mechanistic rationale for fat loading
15:30 Carb loading in conjunction with fat loading
39:41 How many days should you take to carb load?
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In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Guillermo Escalante and Dr. Scott Stevenson to discuss their most recent publication on peak week recommendations for bodybuilders.
00:00 Is a peak week always the best approach to maximize your appearance on stage?
10:15 The value of practicing peak week
13:00 Eating into the show
25:27 Popular peak week strategies that do more harm than good
33:05 Water and sodium...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Lyle McDonald to discuss the most recent controversy in the evidence-based fitness community: the p-ratio. Do high body fat levels impair p-ratios? Do lean individuals gain a higher proportion of muscle mass with increases in body weight? Tune in to find out Lyle's current thoughts on the...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Karl Nadolsky to discuss vitamin D screening and supplementation, continuous glucose monitors for healthy people, and various topics related to functional medicine.
Dr. Karl Nadolsky is a clinical endocrinologist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI, and clinical assistant professor of medicine at Michigan State University. He developed and served as director of the Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolic Institute and was faculty...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Alan Flanagan to discuss his recent publication on chrono-nutrition. We dive into topics such as the effect of time of day on postprandial responses, and the role of energy distribution and meal frequency in weight loss.
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In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Gil Carvalho for a comprehensive discussion on blood lipids. We discuss the relationship between LDL-C and cardiovascular disease, the value of HDL-C in predicting CVD risk, and apoB, among other related topics.
Gil Carvalho, MD, Ph.D. is a physician, research scientist, science communicator, speaker, and writer. Dr. Carvalho trained as a medical doctor at the University of Lisbon, in his native Portugal, and later obtained a...
Nick Hiebert is a nutrition science communicator. He is known for creating in-depth educational content, ranging from nutrient density to saturated fat and cardiovascular disease, and has published some independent meta-analyses on his website. He is also the creator of the Nutri-Dex, a novel nutrition ranking tool.
Reduction in saturated fat intake for cardiovascular diseaseThe omega-6/omega-3 ratio and cardiovascular disease risk: uses and abusesWhat’s the Deal With Seed...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Jose Antonio to discuss his research on high-protein diets. We cover the safety of high-protein diets, sports nutrition minimalism, anti-supplement stances, and plant-based protein sources.
Jose Antonio, PH.D., FNSCA, FISSN, CSCS, is currently an associate professor of health and human performance at NSU Florida. He is also a co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition and the vice president of the Society for...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Jake Remmert to discuss the pros and cons of tracking data for strength athletes. We cover metrics that every lifter should track, the nocebo effect, and much more.
Jake Remmert is currently a coach at Data Driven Strength and a master's student and graduate assistant at Florida Atlantic University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Exercise Science, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and...
This episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast is a continuation of last week's installment with Lyle McDonald. In an attempt to provide a comprehensive answer to the aforementioned question, we cover other factors to consider such as frequency, per session volume, rest intervals, and more.
01:37 Training frequency for the advanced lifter
04:45 How many sets should be performed per workout? Is there a per-session volume limit?
26:48 How to count volume
29:57 Hypothetical: 8 sets to...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by the listeners' favorite guest, Lyle McDonald, to discuss the latest controversial topics in the evidence-based fitness industry. First up, we attempt to answer the question: how hard should...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. Ashley Gearhardt to discuss if the concept of food addiction helps inform the understanding of overeating and obesity. Ashley Gearhardt, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology in...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs Podcast, I am joined by Dr. John Speakman to discuss the evolution of body fatness. We cover if there is an evolutionary advantage to obesity, different models of body weight regulation, human predisposition to...
In this episode of The Muscle Memoirs podcast, I am joined by Dr. Grant Tinsley to discuss the ins and outs of intermittent fasting. Ultimately, we aim to answer: does intermittent fasting have unique effects on health, body composition, and...