After years of people claiming that it was bro science, a recent study provides further evidence that sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is a real phenomenon. The details, however, are still murky.
In today’s episode, Greg and Eric field listener questions about the use of machines versus free weights, the importance of exercise variety, why some “hardgainers” struggle to gain weight, some interesting physiological roles of bone, and much more. To finish off the episode, Greg and Eric share some advice on how aspiring students can obtain good letters of recommendation, and how to make your way into the world of research.
Greg kicks off the episode with some incredible feats of strength, followed by an enormous Research Roundup segment. Topics include glycogen depletion and loading, coffee as a pre-workout supplement, lower back pain, a phototherapy update, and more. Finally, Greg and Eric interview Ben Pollack, who tells us all about powerbuilding and the history of physical culture.
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