In today’s episode, Greg and Eric field listener questions about how birth control and the menstrual cycle affect periodization, optimal rates of weight loss, adjusting calorie intake while bulking, how long it takes muscles and connective tissues to adapt to resistance training, a quick tip to turn a good hypertrophy program into a good strength program, and much more.
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In episode 8, Greg and Eric settle the dispute about who truly started the first ever fitness podcast. They go on to discuss advancements in athlete drug testing, research pertaining to protein and overfeeding, a surprising new study on ecdysterone supplementation, and which muscle groups are really targeted by the back squat. Then they interview Dr. Eric Helms about all things bodybuilding, including macro tracking, optimal training frequency, and management of training intensity and volume.
In Episode 4, Eric discusses the challenges of being an ultra-elite two-sport athlete with a bad hip, and Greg shares some crazy feats of strength. Greg and Eric are joined by Rick Collins, Esq., CSCS, one of the top legal experts in the world of dietary supplements, for an in-depth discussion about how supplements are […]
In episode 1 of the Stronger By Science Podcast, Eric and Greg explain the format of the show and set an impossibly low bar for expectations.
This article models the relative strength advantage you’d expect from steroid usage. Does theory match experimental and observational evidence?
A couple recent studies have shown that HMB – a legal supplement – works better than moderate-dose steroids. Is it the next wonder-supplement or just hype?
It’s impossible to know exactly how much muscle someone can build drug-free, so we approached this problem probabilistically, using published data and a fair amount of math to see how much extra muscle steroids help you build, and to estimate the probability that someone is drug-free based on their degree of muscularity.
What you’re getting yourself into: ~5,600 words, 18-37 minute read time Key Points: Many people think steroids make a massive (several-fold) difference in terms of competitiveness in strength sports. They are wrong. Other people (somehow) think that steroids don’t make much of a difference. They are also wrong. Steroids DO help people gain muscle mass […]
What you’re getting yourself into: -3,200 words. 8-12 minute read time. If you’re in a hurry, you can skip to the last section for the takeaways, but they may not make as much sense unless you actually read this one all the way through. Key points: 1) Your beliefs influence your physiology directly, and the […]
Straight-talk about steroids: They work, but maybe not for all the reasons you’d expect. Let’s talk science, psychology, and how steroids affect you.