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On the Brains and Gains podcast, Dr. David Maconi discusses all things exercise science, nutrition, health, and personal development. Every week, Dr. Maconi invites health experts and thought leaders to share their expertise. Each episode ends with a charity donation to the charity of the guest's choice.New podcast weblog

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On the Brains and Gains podcast, Dr. David Maconi discusses all things exercise science, nutrition, health, and personal development. Every week, Dr. Maconi invites health experts and thought leaders to share their expertise. Each episode ends with a charity donation to the charity of the guest's choice.New podcast weblog

    Dr. Jeremy Loenneke on Blood Flow Restriction, Size =/= Strength

    Dr. Jeremy Loenneke on Blood Flow Restriction, Size =/= Strength

    0:15- Dr. Loenneke’s background 8:30- Intro to implementing Blood Flow Restriction 18:00- Health risks of BFR training 22:30- Can BFR add benefits on top of traditional training 25:00- The fallacy of continuous gains and the silver lining 32:15- The...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Jacob Schepis on Volume Controversy, Differences in NEAT, Dieting Mood

    Jacob Schepis on Volume Controversy, Differences in NEAT, Dieting Mood

    Jacob Schepis from JPS Health & Fitness joins us today to go over the following topics: 0:30- Living and lifting during the closures 3:00- Mood while dieting 7:00- Diet breaks 12:45- “building your metabolism” 20:00- Paying attention to NEAT 23:00-...

    • 41 min
    Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro & Dan Feldman on Carnivore Diet, Leaky Gut, Inflammation

    Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro & Dan Feldman on Carnivore Diet, Leaky Gut, Inflammation

    Today we have Gabrielle Fundaro, PhD, CISSN, and Dan Feldman, MS, RDN on the podcast to discuss the following topics:0:15- Dan Feldman’s background1:30- Changes in symptoms vs changes in the microbiome7:30- Bias when interpreting results and data12:50-...

    • 52 min
    Dr. Scott Stevenson (Part 3) on DC Training, Extreme Stretches, Blood Flow Restriction

    Dr. Scott Stevenson (Part 3) on DC Training, Extreme Stretches, Blood Flow Restriction

    Here is the 3rd and final installment with Dr. Scott Stevenson. Enjoy!0:15- Implementing specific meal timing to bulk with GI issues2:30- Specifics on DC Training12:30- Extreme Stretching15:00- Intraworkout/periworkout nutrition23:00- Blood flow...

    • 46 min
    Dr. Scott Stevenson (Part 2) on Weak Points, Changing Exercises, Holding Gains

    Dr. Scott Stevenson (Part 2) on Weak Points, Changing Exercises, Holding Gains

    00:15- Is changing exercises frequently helpful?6:00- The need for a calorie surplus and hitting higher body fat levels11:40- Dealing with the desire to remain lean25:00- The benefits of holding gains for years30:00- Individual variability and looking...

    • 50 min
    Dr. Scott Stevenson (Part 1) on Training To & Beyond Failure, Differences in Response

    Dr. Scott Stevenson (Part 1) on Training To & Beyond Failure, Differences in Response

    Dr. Scott Stevenson is back! We discuss:1:00- Placebo effect11:20- Training to and beyond failure20:00- Creating more of a stimulus as an advanced trainee28:00- Differences in response to high vs low frequency and volume32:00- Epigenetic changes over...

    • 51 min

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