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Greg Nuckols and Eric Trexler from Stronger By Science share evidence, anecdotes, and incoherent ramblings on training, nutrition, science, and life in general.

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Greg Nuckols and Eric Trexler from Stronger By Science share evidence, anecdotes, and incoherent ramblings on training, nutrition, science, and life in general.

    Antioxidants, Injury Risk Factors, and the Conjugate Method

    Antioxidants, Injury Risk Factors, and the Conjugate Method

    We’re back with a new episode after a week of exhausting President’s Day and National Sticky Bun Day celebrations. In today’s episode, Greg shares some Feats of Strength, along with an announcement about how to participate in a Reddit Program Party featuring his new program, Average to Savage 2.0. This episode also features discussions about two new articles on the website; one article discusses everything lifters would want to know about antioxidants, and the other discusses which factors influence injury risk in powerlifters. After that, we discuss some research about muscle protein synthesis and links between artificial sweeteners and stroke risk, followed by some Q&A questions. We also debut a new segment called “On the Rise,” in which we showcase up-and-coming creators of fitness content that are worth a follow. Finally, to close out the show, Greg shares some cooking-related information, then I totally upstage and outshine him with my spicy chicken recipe.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Metabolic Rate, Artificial Sweeteners, Electromyography, and Non-Failure Training

    Metabolic Rate, Artificial Sweeteners, Electromyography, and Non-Failure Training

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Greg and Eric are back with another episode. First, Greg shares some recent Feats of Strength. Next, Greg & Eric answer some listeners’ questions about topics such as resting metabolic rate prediction equations, electromyography, vitamin D and fish oil supplementation, standing desks, and more. That’s followed by a Research Roundup segment, which covers recent research on plant-based proteins, training shy of failure, and artificial sweeteners, in addition to a critical review of “Why We Sleep.” Finally, the relationship between lifting technique and injury risk is discussed in a brief Coach’s Corner segment, and Greg shares some sous vide cooking tips to close out the episode.

    • 3 hrs 10 min
    Cell Swelling, Genetic Ceilings, Touch-and-Go Deadlifts, and Load-Specific Adaptations

    Cell Swelling, Genetic Ceilings, Touch-and-Go Deadlifts, and Load-Specific Adaptations

    Greg and Eric are back with the second episode of Season 2, and it’s a great one. First, the guys discuss a ton of remarkable Feats of Strength from the last few weeks. Next, Greg & Eric answer some listeners’ questions about topics such as fat-free mass index, pre-workout nutrition, building strength without adding muscle, and whether or not you should use touch-and-go reps while deadlifting. That’s followed by a Research Roundup segment, which discusses some fascinating new articles about the relationship between muscle fluid volume and force, the effects of protein intake on bone health, and high-load versus low-load training. After that, Eric gives an explosive update on the drama related to the red meat/processed meat research that has caused quite a stir in the nutrition world. Finally, Greg delivers on his promise and explains how to bake the perfect loaf of sourdough bread.

    • 2 hrs 36 min
    Doping, Collagen, Goals, and Hyperplasia

    Doping, Collagen, Goals, and Hyperplasia

    We’re back from our winter break with an excellent episode to kick off Season 2. This episode features an important update from the Game Changers cinematic universe, and some incredible feats of strength involving athletes with unbelievable longevity in a variety of physically demanding sports. Greg discusses a new documentary with some explosive allegations about doping in weightlifting, and then we get into some science-heavy segments with a Q&A and a Research Roundup. Topics include collagen supplementation, muscle hyperplasia, new caffeine research, and more. Finally, we discuss some more practical information about goal setting, programming your training during weight loss, and how to make really, really good caramel.

    • 2 hrs 28 min
    Year in Review, Effective Reps and Antioxidants Revisited, Behavior Change, and Mike Tuchscherer

    Year in Review, Effective Reps and Antioxidants Revisited, Behavior Change, and Mike Tuchscherer

    The final episode of the year begins with a brief recap of the wins and losses we experienced in 2019, and an announcement about our podcasting plans for 2020. After that, Greg shares some Feats of Strength, along with a “Hot Off the Presses” segment about recent research on the effective reps concept and antioxidant supplementation. In addition, Eric discusses some key behavior change theories to help you (or your clients) successfully modify their health-related habits and behaviors in 2020. Finally, Greg and Eric interview world champion powerlifter Mike Tuchscherer about all things powerlifting.

    • 2 hrs 43 min
    Q&A: Myonuclei, Sodium Bicarbonate, Bands For Hypertrophy, and More Game Changers

    Q&A: Myonuclei, Sodium Bicarbonate, Bands For Hypertrophy, and More Game Changers

    In today’s episode, Greg and Eric field listener questions about how the myonuclear domain theory relates to hypertrophy, sodium bicarbonate supplementation, using bands for hypertrophy training, and more. In addition, Eric defends his honor, his integrity, and his original review of the Game Changers movie in response to harsh criticism.

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    • 1 hr 26 min

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