As we mention in this episode, Alex Kolliari-Turner is currently recruiting participants for a study on how muscle myonuclei numbers change during and after steroid use. For 2019 data collection, October 26th, 27th, 28th are the last opportunities for current and past steroid users living within Europe to get involved. They will be doing sampling in 2020, so even if you can’t make the October dates, you should still get in touch with Alex using the following email address:
0:01:17 Feats of Strength
0:07:05 Discussion on how to read and interpret research
0:08:21 Going beyond the abstract
0:13:51 Misleading referencing
0:14:48 Author bias
0:20:45 “Generous” statistical interpretation
0:28:56 Conclusions about things that weren’t actually measured
0:35:07 Radical ideas about what introduction and discussion sections should look like
0:42:18 Read of the Week: “Studying a Possible Placebo Effect of an Imaginary Low-Calorie Diet”
0:45:57 Results and discussion
1:01:33 Coach’s Corner: Training lifts vs. competition lifts. Sometimes it makes sense to focus on non-competition lifts, or train a competition lift with altered technique that you don’t compete with
1:13:00 To play us out: recipe time (onion jam)
1:28:23 Interview with Alex Kolliari-Turner
1:28:36 Alex’s background
1:31:06 Why are satellite cells and myonuclei important for muscle physiology?
1:33:34 Why do so many studies measure satellite cells instead of myonuclei?
1:34:24 The concept of “muscle memory”
1:42:37 How do anabolic steroids affect myonuclei? Do myonuclear changes revert back to normal when people stop using steroids?
1:54:22 An overview of Alex’s current study on myonuclei numbers in current and former steroid users (note: recruitment is ongoing. Please contact Alex if interested in participating)
2:02:53 Steroid policies differ from country to country
2:06:31 When Alex’s current study is done, what effects could it have on anti-doping policy in the future?
2:10:12 How long should someone be banned from sport when they’re caught using steroids?
2:15:31 To what degree is satellite cell activation predictive of the accumulation of myonuclei? What are the mechanisms that contribute to myonuclear accretion? Are there important physiological roles of satellite cells that do not become activated?
2:29:52 Why do muscles eventually stop growing?
2:46:59 How can people stay in touch with Alex Kolliari-Turner, or contact him about participating in his study?