In each episode, Greg and Lyndsey from Stronger By Science delve into exercise and nutrition research, health and fitness trends, and listener questions. Through deep dives, banter, and anecdotes, you'll learn how to interpret and apply the latest science, how to explain fitness trends to your friends, and what actually matters when it comes to living a strong, healthy life.
Understanding Micronutrient Targets: What Do They Mean, and Where Do They Come From?
In this episode (which is Part 2 of our micronutrient series), Greg and Lyndsey discuss nutrient targets: where they come from, what they mean, and how to think about them. They also talk about the relative imprecision of micronutrient tracking, why micronutrient content can differ so much within a single food, and why it can be challenging to track your micronutrient intake in the first place.
Micronutrients Deserve More Attention
Micronutrients deserve more attention. There's very little content about micronutrients, and the content that *is* out there is often full of fear-mongering or wild claims about wonder drugs and super foods. In this episode, we aim to provide a solid foundation for building a better understanding of micronutrients. Along the way, Greg also shares some fun facts that prove that micronutrients are way more interesting than you may have thought. This is the first part of a micronutrient series we'll be doing on the podcast.
Sleep and Nutrition: Pre-Sleep Snacks, and How Your Diet Impacts Your Sleep
The industry for pre-sleep supplements, foods, and products is booming. But what actually works, and how much does our diet actually impact our sleep quality and quantity? Greg and Lyndsey talk about how pre-sleep products are marketed, break down the science behind popular sleep supplements (like melatonin, magnesium, lavender, and more), and discuss how macronutrient distributions influence sleep. They also answer a few listener questions about pre-sleep protein and about the impact of eating meals right before bedtime.
Creatine Myths: Hair Loss, Bloating, Dosing, and More
Does creatine cause hair loss? What about bloating? In this episode, Greg and Lyndsey bust myths and misconceptions about creatine, one of the most popular supplements on the market. Greg also explains how creatine actually works to increase muscle growth and discusses myths related to creatine dosing (is 5g per day enough?). Then, they play a few listener calls about creatine and answer questions about creatine's impact on individual genetic potential for muscularity, different forms of creatine, and the interaction between caffeine and creatine.
Aspartame: The Surprisingly Interesting Science and History
Greg and Lyndsey dive into the history, conspiracies, science, and media coverage of aspartame to present a thorough overview of the recent WHO reports linking aspartame and cancer risk. Is this one of the longest "podcast episodes" ever? Probably. But it's packed with fascinating history, relevant research breakdowns and media criticism, and takeaways for interpreting and navigating our society's abundance of health warnings.
Vibration plates, lifting during pregnancy, and a new era for the SBS podcast
In this episode, Greg and Lyndsey delve into the history and science behind vibration plates. Are there legitimate, scientific purposes for this trendy piece of equipment, or is it just a total scam? Then, they discuss a new study that investigated the impact of heavy resistance training on pregnancy and postpartum health outcomes. That discussion leads to a larger conversation about how exercise guidelines evolve.
Not currently a lifter but love it anyway
I love their sense of humor and intelligence! Due to financial constraints, I’m a wannabe lifter who makes do with 15lb dumbbells in her living room, but I hope to lift heavy in the future so I am gathering knowledge now. As a scientist, I appreciate their rigorous, evidence-based approach and like how they also address approaches that are effective IRL despite lacking CRTs. I can only imagine the time it takes to maintain that level of rigor for multiple seasons! The only small criticism I have is that Greg’s food/recipe segments are pretty unrealistic for a working parent of three kids (who insist on singing up for every extracurricular offered). Highly recommend to anyone into fitness.
Awesome! Except for how much time y’all take to convert material
Hey all, I love the content you share on your podcast, and I love that you dive so deeply into the material, but I feel confident that you are serving waaaaaay less people than you could. The incredibly long podcast is made all the longer with all the digressions, and meandering you do. It’s just too much. Every episode I’m excited to learn what it is you are covering, and each am every time I get upset by how long it is taking y’all to get through anything.
I say with love and appreciation: you gotta tighten this thing up. Thank you for your service to us all.