26 episodes

Intimate Internet Brosations that dive deep into the science of nuanced pivotal Bro topics.

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    • Health & Fitness

Intimate Internet Brosations that dive deep into the science of nuanced pivotal Bro topics.

    Episode 26 - CGMs and Fragility Narratives with Dr. Tommy Wood

    Episode 26 - CGMs and Fragility Narratives with Dr. Tommy Wood

    If you like this kind of content sign-up for the Bro Research courses and you can catch up on way too many hours of Dr. Tommy Wood and Dr. Ben House trying to sell critical thinking and nuance over fear and myopic b******s. 

    Food Fear has an objective price and we need to start controlling for it in our research designs and analyses. 
    Main Open-Access Paper Reviewed: 

    Faerch K, Alssema M, Mela DJ, Borg R, Vistisen D. Relative contributions of preprandial and postprandial glucose exposures, glycemic variability, and non-glycemic factors to HbA 1c in individuals with and without diabetes. Nutr Diabetes. 2018;8(1):38
    Other Citations Discussed:
    Park C, Pagnini F, Langer E. Glucose metabolism responds to perceived sugar intake more than actual sugar intake. Sci Rep. 2020;10(1):15633.

    Ehrhardt N, Al Zaghal E. Behavior Modification in Prediabetes and Diabetes: Potential Use of Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2019;13(2):271-275.

    Bailey KJ, Little JP, Jung ME. Self-Monitoring Using Continuous Glucose Monitors with Real-Time Feedback Improves Exercise Adherence in Individuals with Impaired Blood Glucose: A Pilot Study. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2016;18(3):185-193.

    Yost O, DeJonckheere M, Stonebraker S, et al. Continuous Glucose Monitoring With Low-Carbohydrate Diet Coaching in Adults With Prediabetes: Mixed Methods Pilot Study. JMIR Diabetes. 2020;5(4):e21551.

    Ehrhardt N, Al Zaghal E. Continuous Glucose Monitoring As a Behavior Modification Tool. Clin Diabetes. 2020;38(2):126-131.

    Vistisen D, Kivimaki M, Perreault L, et al. Reversion from prediabetes to normoglycaemia and risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality: the Whitehall II cohort study. Diabetologia. 2019;62(8):1385-1390.

    • 55 min
    Episode 25 - Iron Culture Epilogue

    Episode 25 - Iron Culture Epilogue

    Check Out Episode 93 on the Cult and Then Peep This!

    • 46 min
    Episode 24 with Kyle Dobbs - The Business of Fitness

    Episode 24 with Kyle Dobbs - The Business of Fitness

    Does this title make you puke a little in your mouth?If so, you should definitely listen. In this episode we jam on…For trainers or health professionals that struggle with the idea of selling what’s the play?If someone’s business is location dependent...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 23 with Kassem Hanson - Metabolic Stress as a Potentiator of Hypertrophic Gains

    Episode 23 with Kassem Hanson - Metabolic Stress as a Potentiator of Hypertrophic Gains

    In fitness and nutrition, minute details can drive us apart, but looking practically at this beautifully intricate question of getting more bigger can help bring us together.

    Metabolic stress is masochistically fun and mechanistically complicated.

    And yes we don't really know if these strategies will have an independent effect outside of the mechanotransduction model.

    BUT around 30-40% of 1RM is very likely going to equate on a set volume basis to higher loads in terms of hypertrophy so you don't have much to lose outside of weight on the bar in lower rep ranges and may potentially have a lot to gain by differentiating your training stimulus.

    Therefore, if you are extremely "risk" averse and want to only train in the muscular tension bean counter rep and weight model go for it!
    If you want to NOT even "waste" some portion of your training year experimenting, having fun, and playing with different strategies you can be very confident that you will not shrivel up and die...in fact at the very least you may even be able to build a better pump and you may potentiate your ability to drive more adaptation via the mechanotransduction model.

    References:
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29564...
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...  

    Coach Kassem of N1 Education also has some fantastic charts and tools that he uses to break this complex subject down into logical pieces and fun practical applications.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 22 with Evan Peikon - Slaying Energy System Sacred Cows

    Episode 22 with Evan Peikon - Slaying Energy System Sacred Cows

    This episode is a banger and we get right into it. You may want to read through the questions and the Trello board first before listening. Ryan and I are just dumb enough on this topic to ask the right questions.

    Trello Board provided by Evan.

    https://trello.com/b/nir9R2O0/bro-res...

    Outline of the Episode:

    What is wrong with the classic reductionistic view of energy system training? 

    Ie: less than 10s=phosphagen system; 10s-2mins=glycolytic, 2mins=oxidative what is really happening?

    What is the true role of lactate? 

    Why do you think Shulman’s glycogen shunt hypothesis didn’t go viral in the early 2000s? It’s hardly cited which is quite odd to me. 

    Is this conventional mode view of energy systems even helpful to use for programming purposes? 

    How does this new model change how you train your endurance athletes?

    Hypertrophy “athletes”?

    How do you respond to those who NIRS without doppler measurements of blood flow is not very useful and NIRS is may only be getting superficial readings?

    There seems to be a push recently to avoid “glycolytic” training as it is proposed to be more “damaging” and less adaptive when compared alactic and aerobic methods….thoughts? 

    Thoughts on why some Crossfitters get huge and how their limitations may explain their hugeness 

    A case for local hypoxic (BFR) training for hypertrophy

    Bjorsen, 2019--Type 1 fiber hypertrophy w occlusion training. Refer to metabolic stress podcast

    Would some people benefit more than others? 

    Capillarity and hypertrophic potential? 

    Sjinders, 2017 Capillary to fiber distance predictive of hypertrophy in older males

    Any trends with MOXY that may support this 

    My hypothesis: anecdotally seems like the muscles that grow the most in people are the ones that they get a pump in the easiest…

    Cardio for hypertrophy 

    If metabolic stress is hypertrophic could we just do 1min echo bike repeats for quads? 

    WHY do some cyclists have such massive quads BRO?!

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 21 with Jeb Johnston and Dean Guedo - How to be an Ethical FitFluencer

    Episode 21 with Jeb Johnston and Dean Guedo - How to be an Ethical FitFluencer

    In this episode, we take on...What does it mean to be a fitness or nutritional professional in our current fitspiration highlight reel social media world?The importance and danger of social proof. Dean's Incessant Pandering. Ryan's Resistance. Ben's...

    • 1 hr 15 min

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