In episode 79 of the Macabolic Podcast I was lucky enough to be joined by a GOAT.
Dr Zoya Huschtscha (@nourished_by_science ) is a 2x Arnold competitor, Victoria’s strongest women, a PhD researcher, AND an accredited sports dietitian. So yeh, a pretty impressive CV.
-Dr Zoya’s journey in sport and academia.
-What got her into nutrition study, research and being a strongwomen athlete.
-The cultural significance of food, and how it’s more than just fuel.
-Her research in caffeine metabolism.
-Her PhD research looking at training and nutrition interventions to help manage age related muscle loss in elderly populations.
-Why and how sport and exercise research in females is limited.
-Performance and nutrition, as it relates to the female menstrual cycle. The state of exisiting evidence and why it’s limited.
-Why applying blanket, multi phase nutrition and training approaches to female clients based on their menstrual cycle is like throwing s**t at the wall, and hoping something sticks.
Overall, a fantastic episode, that I’m sure you’ll gain some value from.
Zoya on Instagram: @nourished_by_science