2 hrs 54 min

The science of exercise, mitochondrial health and longevity | Biochemist Kieron Rooney The Proof with Simon Hill

    • Fitness

In Episode #222, I’m joined by Drew Harrisberg and Kieron Rooney, PhD to discuss how the biochemistry of exercise can impact your health. We cover a wide range of topics, including mitochondria efficiency, metabolic flexibility, and fat adaptation. Dr Rooney also offers training advice, and his thoughts on a ketogenic diet.
Evidence continuously shows us that the multitude of factors contributing to health and longevity are incredibly complex. Today, Kieran Rooney, PhD sits down with Drew Harrisberg and me to break down the biochemistry behind exercise, exploring both the theory and practical applications of improving your fitness.

Specifically, we cover:

Intro (0:00)

Rodent Studies on Sucrose (5:40)

Biochemistry of Exercise (22:28)

Creatine Supplementation for Athletes (37:19)

Do you need meat for creatine? (42:40)

How Our Bodies Produce ATP (44:41)

Defining Mitochondria (58:43)

Increasing Efficiency (1:03:56)

Omega 6s: Essential or Problematic? (1:06:00)

Metabolic Flexibility (1:15:20)

Make more Mitochondria (1:18:08)

Mitochondria & Longevity (1:29:00)

Lactate Levels (1:35:14)

Best Training Advice (1:50:16)

HIIT vs Endurance (2:01:10)

Can Keto Work Long-Term? (2:12:42)

Outro (2:45:15)


To connect with Drew Harrisberg, you can find him on Instagram and visit his website, Drew’s Daily Dose. Kieron Rooney, PhD is active on Twitter, and you can learn more about him and his work here.
The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends.
Enjoy, friends.
Simon

Want to support the show?
The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends.
Simon Hill, Msc, Bsc (Hons)
Creator of Theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill
Author of The Proof is in the Plants
Watch the episodes on YouTube, or Listen on Apple/Spotify
Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
Download my complimentary two week meal plan and high protein plant performance recipe book

In Episode #222, I’m joined by Drew Harrisberg and Kieron Rooney, PhD to discuss how the biochemistry of exercise can impact your health. We cover a wide range of topics, including mitochondria efficiency, metabolic flexibility, and fat adaptation. Dr Rooney also offers training advice, and his thoughts on a ketogenic diet.
Evidence continuously shows us that the multitude of factors contributing to health and longevity are incredibly complex. Today, Kieran Rooney, PhD sits down with Drew Harrisberg and me to break down the biochemistry behind exercise, exploring both the theory and practical applications of improving your fitness.

Specifically, we cover:

Intro (0:00)

Rodent Studies on Sucrose (5:40)

Biochemistry of Exercise (22:28)

Creatine Supplementation for Athletes (37:19)

Do you need meat for creatine? (42:40)

How Our Bodies Produce ATP (44:41)

Defining Mitochondria (58:43)

Increasing Efficiency (1:03:56)

Omega 6s: Essential or Problematic? (1:06:00)

Metabolic Flexibility (1:15:20)

Make more Mitochondria (1:18:08)

Mitochondria & Longevity (1:29:00)

Lactate Levels (1:35:14)

Best Training Advice (1:50:16)

HIIT vs Endurance (2:01:10)

Can Keto Work Long-Term? (2:12:42)

Outro (2:45:15)


To connect with Drew Harrisberg, you can find him on Instagram and visit his website, Drew’s Daily Dose. Kieron Rooney, PhD is active on Twitter, and you can learn more about him and his work here.
The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends.
Enjoy, friends.
Simon

Want to support the show?
The best way to support the show is to use the products and services offered by our sponsors. To check them out, and enjoy great savings, visit theproof.com/friends.
Simon Hill, Msc, Bsc (Hons)
Creator of Theproof.com and host of The Proof with Simon Hill
Author of The Proof is in the Plants
Watch the episodes on YouTube, or Listen on Apple/Spotify
Connect with me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
Download my complimentary two week meal plan and high protein plant performance recipe book

2 hrs 54 min