Q&A: Ergogenic Effect of Music, Testosterone Replacement, and Misinformation in Fitness

In today’s episode, Greg and Eric field listener questions about dietary fat targets, future competition plans, ergogenic effects of music, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), statistics-focused content, and the circulation of misinformation and disinformation in the world of health, fitness, and nutrition.

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Intro/Announcements (0:00)

Any issue in approaching one’s minimum dietary fat target as a weekly average target instead of daily target? (9:42)

Do you guys have any plans to compete again? Not specifically in powerlifting or bodybuilding, but in anything at all? (12:52)

Does listening to music improve exercise performance? If so, how or why?  (19:55)

Potential Impact of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on nutrition and training recommendations? (31:33)

Have you thought about writing a book or in-depth article about statistics and research methodology? (41:51)

There’s a lot of faulty science out there for sure, but what is some questionable or out-right incorrect advice or insights that industry experts or researchers still circulate? (45:38)

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