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0:03:35 Good News and Bad News
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:
- Effect of Wearing the Elevation Training Mask on Aerobic Capacity, Lung Function, and Hematological Variables
- Effects of surgical and FFP2/N95 face masks on cardiopulmonary exercise capacity
- Impact of wearing a facial covering on aerobic exercise capacity in the COVID-19 era: is it more than a feeling?
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:
- Deconstructing the roles of glucocorticoids in adipose tissue biology and the development of central obesity
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:
- Alterations in Body Composition, Resting Metabolic Rate, Muscular Strength, and Eating Behavior in Response to Natural Bodybuilding Competition Preparation: A Case Study
- The Effects of Intensive Weight Reduction on Body Composition and Serum Hormones in Female Fitness Competitors
- Molecular Pathways Mediating Immunosuppression in Response to Prolonged Intensive Physical Training, Low-Energy Availability, and Intensive Weight Loss
- Substantial fat mass loss reduces low-grade inflammation and induces positive alteration in cardiometabolic factors in normal-weight individuals
1:51:11 To Play Us Out: Replication in science