Q&A: Cortisol, Hydration, Anti-Nutrients, and Deadlift Recovery

Today’s episode is a big Q&A catch up in which Greg and Eric answer questions about hydration, cortisol, nicotine, warming up, resensitizing muscles to hypertrophy stimuli, why deadlifts are so fatiguing, and much more.

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Time Stamps

0:00:44 Intro/Announcements

0:03:35 Good News and Bad News

0:13:41 Q&A

0:13:46 Should people be worried about “anti-nutrients?”

0:22:15 How can we re-sensitize our muscles to hypertrophy?

0:29:38 How much water does the typical lifter need? Does timing of ingestion matter? Should water intake be reduced at night?

0:44:22 Why is deadlifting considered more fatiguing than squatting?

0:54:41 Do “altitude masks” enhance training adaptations? Studies discussed:

1:08:17 What are the risks and benefits of using nicotine to suppress appetite and increase energy?

1:27:28 Does cortisol really impact body composition and fat storage? Research for further reading:

1:34:24 Should people generally do minimalist, barbell-only warmups before their workouts? Are more extensive warmups a waste of time and energy?

1:40:37 Will blood tests for an avid lifter or natural bodybuilder reveal any expected abnormalities? Studies discussed:

1:51:11 To Play Us Out: Replication in science

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