108 episodes

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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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 711 Ratings

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

    Restoring Motivation, Issues in Research, and Walking for Weight Loss

    Restoring Motivation, Issues in Research, and Walking for Weight Loss

    In today’s episode, Eric kicks things off by answering two questions from listeners. The first is about proper mixing and storage of creatine, and the second is about rediscovering and restoring motivation to work out. Next, Greg provides a research-packed answer to a listener’s question about whether or not there is a point of diminishing returns when it comes to weight loss and walking. After that, Eric discusses a few issues in the world of research and academic publishing that should impact the way we interpret some scientific research papers. Finally, to play out the show, Eric provides some more recommendations for music to train to.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Intuitive Eating, Plyometrics for Hypertrophy, and a Sauna Update

    Intuitive Eating, Plyometrics for Hypertrophy, and a Sauna Update

    In today’s episode, Eric shares a sauna update that explores the effects of sauna bathing on exercise recovery and training adaptations. Next, Greg presents a research review segment that covers the surprisingly positive effects of plyometric exercises on muscle hypertrophy. After that, Eric answers a listener’s questions related to intuitive eating, mindful eating, and health at every size. Finally, to play out the show, Eric revisits the topic of cultural life in Ohio.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Cheat Meals, Sauna, and Time Off From Training

    Cheat Meals, Sauna, and Time Off From Training

    In today’s episode, Eric discusses his newest article that describes the drawbacks of “cheat meals” while recommending some more advisable alternatives (11:26). After that, Greg presents a Research Review about the time course of detraining when you take some time off from the gym (41:27). Finally, Eric answers a listener’s question about the potential health benefits of sauna bathing (1:03:53), then closes out the show with some bluegrass music recommendations (1:23:36).

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Turkesterone, Carb Overfeeding, and Commonly Neglected Muscles

    Turkesterone, Carb Overfeeding, and Commonly Neglected Muscles

    Today’s show begins with a recap of results from the men’s division of the IPF world championships and USAPL Mega-Nationals. After that, Eric revisits the topic of beta-ecdysterone and turkesterone supplementation in light of some controversy within the supplement industry. Next, Greg discusses the newest Stronger By Science article by Cameron Gill, which explores the most commonly neglected movements and muscles. That’s followed by a Coach’s Corner segment in which Eric discusses carbohydrate overfeeding in the context of bulking diets, and directly compares it to fat overfeeding. Finally, Greg discusses an unfortunate example of “science by press release” related to running’s effects on aortic stiffness, and Eric closes out the show by recommending some music to lift to.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Cognitive Effects of Creatine, Nasal Breathing, and Current Trends in Science

    Cognitive Effects of Creatine, Nasal Breathing, and Current Trends in Science

    Today’s show begins with a recap of results from the women’s division of the IPF world champions. After that, Greg shares a hybrid Article Discussion/Tech Support segment about a new article covering MacroFactor’s revamped food logging system, which makes it (objectively) the fastest food logger on the market. After that, Greg and Eric debut the “Armchair Scientist’s Corner,” a spinoff of the Coach’s Corner segment, in which they discuss some unfavorable trends in the scientific literature. That’s followed by a Q&A segment covering topics including how to make incremental changes to your daily calorie target, creatine’s effects on hydration and cognitive function, nasal breathing, and how exercise might (or might not) impact certain health-oriented nutrition recommendations. Finally, to close out the show, Eric presents a history lesson about how the field of exercise science came to be.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Fatigue Mechanisms, HIIT Programming, and Sex Disparities in Research

    Fatigue Mechanisms, HIIT Programming, and Sex Disparities in Research

    In today’s episode, Greg and Eric revisit the topic of buffering supplements and fatigue as Eric presents a Research Review about the mechanisms driving neuromuscular fatigue. After that, Greg discusses his cover story from the most recent issue of the MASS Research Review, which is also available at strongerbyscience.com. In the article, Greg explores under-representation of female participants within strength, hypertrophy, and supplement research. The discussion covers the extent of the disparity, the surprising observation that the gap is getting worse over time, and how this research imbalance impacts training and nutrition recommendations for female lifters. Next, Eric shares a Coach’s Corner segment about programming high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and sprint interval training (SIT) for lifters. Finally, to close out the show, Eric and Greg share some music and video game recommendations.

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
711 Ratings

711 Ratings

PsychWizard ,

My favorite health and Strength podcast

I just wanted to say that I listen to this podcast backwards 100+ episodes. When you listen to it backwards newest to oldest Greg knuckles is getting fatter and fatter. This of course is very entertaining to me.

aero109 ,

Cheat meals

Calling them cheat meals is the same as calling a white sleeveless undershirt a wife beater. Everyone gets what you’re saying but don’t assume you’re beating your wife.

mtwoms ,

The best -

Lasagna-based podcast I’ve ever subbed to (and there were A LOT).
I hope they find Eric a permanent co-host soon, though! Poor Greg has been filling in for a long time.

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