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0:02:13 Good news
- Supreme court decision: employment discrimination for LGBTQ+ people ruled unconstitutional
- Creative solution for library book delivery
0:03:56 Feats of Strength: Prediction Edition
0:09:15 Research Roundup: Meta-analysis update highlights
0:11:01 Greg’s metas:
- The effect of exercise interventions on resting metabolic rate: A systematic review and meta-analysis. MacKenzie-Shalders et al. (2020)
- The Placebo and Nocebo effect on sports performance: A systematic review. Hurst et al. (2019)
- A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Foam Rolling on Performance and Recovery. Wiewelhove et al. (2019)
- Acute Effects of Foam Rolling on Range of Motion in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review with Multilevel Meta-analysis. Wilke et al. (2019)
- Is tDCS an Adjunct Ergogenic Resource for Improving Muscular Strength and Endurance Performance? A Systematic Review. Machado et al. (2019)
0:40:00 Eric’s metas:
- Acute Effects of Citrulline Supplementation on High-Intensity Strength and Power Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Trexler et al. (2019)
- Effects of vitamin C on oxidative stress, inflammation, muscle soreness, and strength following acute exercise: meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials. Righi et al. (2020)
- Effect of Betaine on Reducing Body Fat—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Xiang et al. (2019)
- Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate Supplementation on Muscular Strength and Endurance: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Grgic et al. (2020)
- The Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Recovery Following Resistance Exercise: A Systematic Review. Lakićević. (2019)
- The Effect of L-Carnitine Supplementation on Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Yarizadh et al. (2020)
- Effects of Arginine Supplementation on Athletic Performance Based on Energy Metabolism: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Viribay et al. (2020)
- 1:14:26 Based on its mercury content, how much canned tuna can you eat on a weekly basis? FDA advice.
- 1:17:37 Can I spread my training throughout the entire day instead of doing everything within a 60-90 minute “workout” period?
- 1:20:47 Does hypothalamic amenorrhea impact hypertrophy? If eating at maintenance (or in a caloric surplus), does hypothalamic amenorrhea still have a negative impact on hypertrophy and athletic performance?”
- 1:25:30 How should we approach kids/adolescents and resistance training? How young is too young? Are there additional safety concerns? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5532191/
1:34:14 Rapid fire Q&A for Eric:
- Is it likely that habitual intake of nitrate-rich vegetables can induce the same ergogenic benefits that highly-concentrated supplements can?
- L-citrulline dosing guidelines
- What is the optimal speed for consumption of a protein bolus?
- Is there a link between high-protein diets and kidney stones?
- L-theanine: purpose and dosing guidelines
1:45:53 Rapid fire Q&A for Greg:
- Lifting belts
- Does acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) blunt hypertrophy or strength gains?
- Does being younger (16-19 years old) affect strength negatively?
- Categorizing lifters as “beginner,” “intermediate,” and beyond
2:00:48 To play us out: professional development questions
- I am a newly certified personal trainer, and I am planning to submit applications for personal trainer positions at commercial facilities in a couple weeks. How does a new trainer know when they are “ready” to take on clients?
- I’m a first year psychology student. We recently had a class on how to read research articles, and many course materials laid out processes that would take about 5-6 hours for every single paper. What is your process for reading research? Does this change when you’re trying to get acquainted with a whole new body of literature versus evaluating a single paper on a familiar topic?